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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

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

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

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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Related Item:
Live Oak daily Democrat
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Banner (Live Oak, Fla.)
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Suwannee leader
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CHANGING COURSE



TEACHER
Nanette "Sam" Bunce of Branford High
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Wednesday Edition February 24, 2010


50 CENTS


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


COACH SPEARS:
HOW HE GOT HERE
2009-Present
Jefferson County High School
Head football coach
2009 District 1-1B champs
6-6 record including playoffs
2007-08-Camden County High
School, Kingsland, Ga.
Defensive back coach
(All-state selection)
12-2 record
Division 3-5A
2006-07- Thomasville
High School
Co-offensive coordinator,
wide receivers
coach and passing
game coordinator
5-6 record
Division 1-2A
2006 Spring and summer
Arnold High School,
Panama City Beach
Assistant varsity football
coach of wide receivers and
defensive backs
5-5 record
District 2-3A
2003 Rutherford High
School, Panama City
Head JV football coach
2002 Assistant varsity
football coach of wide
receivers
11-2 record


$30 million

grant will

mean better

broadband

access
Staff
The North Florida Broadband
Authority, a 14-county group
including Suwannee, has been
awarded more than $30 million
to create better access to broad-
band and high-speed connectiv-
ity for the region.
The North Florida Broadband
Authority will use this funding
to bring high-speed broadband
services to underserved areas in
North Florida through the de-
ployment of a 1,200-mile fixed
wireless broadband network.
SEE $30 MILLION, PAGE 13A


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High hopes for Related


new head coach of the Year


Jefferson

man now
By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
Jefferson County High
School head football coach
Willie Spears will take
over as the Bulldogs' new
top man, Superintendent of
Schools Jerry Scarborough
said Tuesday. Spears, 32,
accepted the post Saturday
and begins work Monday.
He will be paid $56,000 a
year, Scarborough said.
"To be a part of a win-


High's top

a Bulldog
ning tradition including
four state champions
(would) indeed (be) an
honor," Spears said in a let-
ter to Scarborough includ-
ed with his r6sum6.
Spears coached the Jef-
ferson County Tigers to a
district title in 2009, his
first season there.
Scarborough said he is
pleased to introduce Spears
to the community.
"We're excited about
coach Spears joining our


Willie Spears


community and school," he
said. "We're going to lay a
foundation that's going to
be great for future ath-
SEE HIGH, PAGE 13A


State champs


. .... .. .. ..

S uwannee's Travis Laxton (right) and Joe
McMillan won state wrestling titles Saturday
in Lakeland. As a team, Suwannee finished
second in Class 1 A to New Port Richey Gulf. See de-
tails in Friday's Democrat.
Photos: Paul Buchanan SuwanneeSports.com


Parents gather for


cyber safety meeting

By Carnell children met Thursday
Hawthorne Jr. evening with a small group
carnell.hawthorne parents and leaders at First
cgaflnews.com United Methodist Church to
address the dangers children
A state leader in the fight face when using the Internet.
against cyber crimes against Clarence Parker, law en-
forcement cap-
'Stranger danger' tain of the child
secondary tO predator cyber-
Internet predators, crimes unit with
locals learn the Attorney
o l n General's office,
J' ',gave insightful
\ I tips and danger signs par-
SI ents should watch for when
Si I 1 allowing their children to
A -Q- use the net.


Clarence Parker, law enforcement captain of the child predator
cybercrimes unit with the Attorney General's office, addresses
Suwannee County parents on Internet safety Thursday at First
United Methodist Church in Live Oak.
- Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.


In a newly designed pre-
sentation, Parker presented
a simple question to those
in attendance: "Would you
let a stranger into your


child's bedroom?"
Parents in the crowd
shook their heads no, of
SEE PARENTS, PAGE 13A


Ta-Trease Sapp
of Suwannee
Hamilton
Technical Center
See feature,
Page 12A

RECYCLING IN SUWANNEE

Recycling bins


being removed,

reports Sikes
Research said to be underway
on possible county program
By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
Suwannee's Public Works Director told the
Democrat Monday that the recycling bins, or
igloos, at county refuse collection sites are in
the process of being removed.
"They're being removed until we can find
another solution," to deal with recycling in the
county, Jerry Sikes said.
Sikes said he has been in contact with other
counties as well as locals, including Bob Sny-
der, a former Department of Environmental
Protection employee who spoke to students at
Suwannee High's Environmental Club recent-
ly. Sikes said he now plans to study the possi-

SEE RECYCLING, PAGE 13A

TIMELINE
l Feb. 5: The Democrat reports that
recyclables, collected by SHS students
and properly deposited in bins at county
refuse collection sites, were disposed of at
the landfill instead. A public outcry follows.
N Feb. 16: Public Works Director Jerry Sikes
tells county commissioners there was no
intent to deceive the public, but admits
the presence of recycling bins at
collection sites was misleading at best.
l Feb. 17: Members of the Suwannee
High Environmental Club, aided by local
resident and former DEP employee Bob
Snyder, make plans to promote efforts at
creating a county recycling program. It is
learned that Hamilton County, with little
more than a third of the population of
Suwannee, successfully recycles.
N Feb. 22: Sikes tells the Democrat the
recycling igloos are being removed from
county sites until a suitable alternative
program can be devised.

INSIDE NORTH FLORIDA FOCUS-
'Good Lessons,.
from Bad
Women'
Actress, playwright Dorothy Leeds brings
an 'instructive' show to LCCC. Page 1


INDEX
Arrest Report
Branford News
FFA
Legals
Obituaries
Sports


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WEATHER
Details / 2B
Highs r Lows
62 34
For more weather, visit
our Web site at www.
suwanneedemocrat.com


Cattle Barons' Ball coming


Staff
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most high-profile chari-
table events, the Ameri-
can Cancer Society's
Eighth Annual Cattle
Barons' Ball, will be
back at the Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park
Saturday. The largest
hoedown this side of


to Live Oak
Texas will be filled with
gourmet grub, gaming,
dancing and live enter-
tainment by Roadhouse
Live.
The highlight of the
evening will be the live
SEE CATTLE, PAGE 13A


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LEAD
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February 20-27, 2010


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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.

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Suwannee Democrat.


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Suwannee County Fire/Rescue

calls for service for Feb. 14 to Feb. 20


Total calls for service: 79


Medical calls:
Weakness:
Cardiac:
Trauma:
Motor vehicle crash:
Miscellaneous
medical call:
Altered mental status:
Respiratory:
CVA:
Nausea/vomiting:
Abdominal pain:
Mutual aid to
Hamilton Co.:


Fire Calls:
Structure fire:
Brush fire:
Vehicle fire:


Motor vehicle crash:
Smoke investigation:
Power line
transformer fire:


4 Volunteer Fire
2 Responses: 34
Falmouth Volunteer
8 Rescue Response: 2
3 Mutual Aid from Century
9 Ambulance: 1
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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
later found not...,ni 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 County
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 Agricul-
tural Law Enforcement
P & P-Probation and Pa-
role
USMS-US Marshals Ser-
vice
ATF-Department of Al-
cohol, Tobacco and
Firearms
DOC-Department of
Corrections

February 18, Shawn
M. Shingledecker, 38,
22873 45th St., Lake
City Fl, dwls (fel habitu-
al off), 1st app pd appt
per wrs, SCSO J. Brooks

February 18, Rosalind
Denise Ketchum, 52, 1028


NE Davis St, Live Oak Fl,
vop o/c sale/manu cocaine,
SCSO-T. Lee

February 19, Brian D
Westaby, 20, 2402 Bongey
Dr, Menomine Wi, failure
stop inspection, exp tag,
OALE J Fletcher

February 19, Martin
Lowe Jr, 55, 20300 68 St,
Live Oak Fl, Sent 60 Days,
SCSO C Smith

February 19, John Eric
Jacobs, 26, 94 Drover Dri-
ve, Keller Tx, dwls
w/knowledge, OALE J
Dewey

February 19, Glenna Dee
Yeagle, 43, 361 NW Madi-
son Road, Mayo Fl, vocc
/uttering a forgery, 1st app
pd appt per wrs, SCSO-
M.Clark

February 19, Benny J
Hicks, 30, 10151 SW SR
247, Lake City Fl, grand
theft of camper, 1st app pd
appt per wrs, SCSO-T.
Mullins

February 19, Donna Eliz-
abet Westberry, 37, 19900
68th Street, Live Oak Fl,
disorderly intoxication,
SCSO S. Senea

February 19, Ashley
Elizabeth Webb, 25, 5648
Drake Loop Middleburg Fl,
vop posss -20/poss para),
1st app pd appt per wrs,
SCSO T. Donaldson


February 19, Helen Tra-
cy Cribbs, 38, P.O. Box
323, High Springs Fl, poss
cntl subs w/o prescr, lst app
pd appt per wrs, SCSO C.
McIntyre

February 19, Newton
Mark Gordie, 30, 521 S.E.
Trading Post Loo, Lee Fl,
vop posss -20 grams cann),
1st app pd appt per wrs,
SCSO A. Cundiff

February 20, Samuel
Gibbons, 55, 8355 SE
123rd Ave, Jasper Fl, dui
2nd offense, tag attach not
assign, 1st app n/pd appt
per wrs, FHP B Stuart

February 21, Birl Ed-
dings, 52, 6683 CR 349,
Live Oak Fl, battery dom.
viol, SCSO-B. Barrs

February 22, Tyrone Ivy
Jr, 33, 197 Johnson Ave,
Live Oak Fl, poss con-
trolled sub w/intto sell/de-
liver w/i 1000 ft of place of
worship, poss controlled
sub w/int, to sell/deliver w/i
1000 ft of place of worship
LOPD-J. Bates

February 22, Penelope
Clark Fortescue, 24, 11748
102nd Trace, Live Oak Fl,
child abuse-intention act,
SCSO-W. Musgrove

February 22, Linda
Wainwright, 44, 3488 145th
Road, Live Oak Fl, battery
domestic violence, SCSO B
Barrs


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Changing



course

Sam Bunce sparkles

as Teacher of the Year

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

Peering from behind a star-shaped stick mask,
Suwannee's Teacher of the Year Nannette "Sam" Bunce
carried a smile, literally, despite the unfriendly weather
outside her classroom Monday at Branford High School.
After 38 years of teaching, it takes a lot more than rain to
kill her spirit.
As students in her 9th grade English I class made their
final markings before handing in classroom assignments,
Bunce made her way around the room giving several
students praise, while those not working received "the
look."
"She's pretty good," said student Kaitlin Clark. "She's
very funny, but can be tough."
Bunce began teaching in Suwannee County in 1998, but
had accumulated a long list of teaching accolades prior to
walking in the door.
She began her career in 1972 in a self-contained 2nd
grade classroom in Pinellas County. Within two decades
she taught 3rd though 6th grade language arts, with a bit of
math and science thrown in the mix. Followed by 7th and
8th grade language arts under "specialized teaching
methods," where Bunce said, "I eventually became a
teacher trainer, and worked with the DROP program in
Clearwater dealing with at-risk students."
All the while, the need for change was brewing.
"My husband, Daryl, who is handicapped, and I needed a
different lifestyle," Bunce said. "We had property up her in
Gilchrist County."
So, change brought her to Suwannee, Bunce said.
She recalled speaking with then Superintendent Wyman
Harvard, who spoke with the right people at Suwannee
High School, and "within a couple of days he called me on
the phone and told me he was placing me on staff," Bunce
said. It was just weeks before the start of the school year,
she said.
"The rural life just made it easier to live here," said
Bunce, who resides in Bell. "In my personal life, I'm
private," she admitted.
At the end of each school day, she drives just 15 miles
and 15 minutes home "to a pastoral life out in the country,"
where she spends time with Casper, her grey Arabian



POLICE BEAT


Theft of camper


lands man in jail

By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gafInews.com

A Suwannee County man was arrested
Friday for allegedly taking a camper
trailer off another person's property
without the owner's permission. Benny Joseph
According to a Suwannee County Hicks
Sheriff's report,
Benny Joseph Hicks, 29, of 10151 SW SR 247, Lake
City, was charged with grand theft of a camper/trailer, jail
records show. Hicks' has a Lake City address but resides
in Suwannee County.
Hicks drove to a residence at 3491 280th Street in Live
Oak on Feb. 15 around 9 p.m. and stole a 1989 Coachman
18 foot camper trailer, according to a report by SCSO
Deputy Tom Mullins.
"The defendant drove to the residence and after
noticing that no one was home, backed) his vehicle up
(to) the camper, connected it, and took the camper
without the owner's knowledge or permission," Mullins
reported. "The defendant was interviewed and admitted ...
to stealing the camper."
The camper was valued at $1,500.
Mullins was arrested and transported to the Suwannee
County Jail on the stated charges.


Sam Bunce smiles upon one of her students Monday afternoon at Branford High School. Bunce says, it's her students
make her job and the honor of being named District Teacher of the Year worthwhile. Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.


longtail, a horse she said, "that every princess would want
to ride" and her many rabbits, cats and dogs.
But, for her, the classroom is where she belongs.
"I'm going to teach until my certificate is out in 2013,
which will make it 41 years," she said.
She cringed at the thought of retiring sooner.
"I enjoy working with children," she said. "As long as I
feel I'm making a difference, this is where I want to be. It
keeps me young and sharp."
She reiterated that change is a major part of why she
loves teaching so much.
"As long as you're around, you have to stay on top of
things," she quipped. "Here we are in education in 2010
and my biggest concern is whether my students' vocational
areas will be there when they're ready to go into those
fields," she said. "Tcliiii 'ln h -., doesn't scare me, but it's
progressing in such a way that you barely get your feet
wet, before it's time to move on to the next big change."
The one thing she's got a good grasp on is change,
however.
"It's not frightening, it's dazzling," she said. "I ask
myself often, "Are we preparing them to be ready?"
The move to teach 8th grade language arts and 9th grade
English at Branford High School came in 2007.
"It placed me even closer to home," Bunce said. "It
allowed a change within my workday, so that I could



Report from Haiti


The Rev. Ray Kelly of
Live Oak Christian Church
traveled to Haiti to assist in
earthquake relief Here's a
brief dispatch from Kelly
received upon his arrival.
Hi. We are at the Living
Water Mission using their
email.
Things are going well
with the trip. Yesterday we
took about 100 bags of
personal items to two
different hospitals, we were
told that about half the
people were from the
earthquake in Port au
Prince.

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and More
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386-364-2868


The trip from Cap
Haitian was about 65 miles
and took about 3 to 4
hours.
Bad roads and over 3 or
4 mountains.
Last night at the hotel we
met two doctors who were
here to help with
earthquake victims. They
were having a hard time


continue teaching. It gave me a boost."
Principal Ted Roush said he is glad to have Bunce on
staff.
"She teaches with the humor and enthusiasm of a first-
year teacher," he said. "She has the rigor and the relevance
that students appreciate and flock toward. She just does a
phenomenal job."
Bunce said it's her students that matter the most.
Reaching her male students is especially important.
"I've found that boys that come from a broken home,
need a positive female role model someone to teach
them etiquette, professionalism and proper grooming and
who's not afraid to tell them to pull those pants up when
they start sagging," she smiled.
After all, Bunce is herself the mother of a 40-year-old
son named Richard, and grandmother to granddaughters
Jadyn, 6, and Gabbie, 10, who she says, "are both just like
popcorn."
The honor of being chosen Teacher of the Year is a first
in Bunce's career, she said, and it places her in the running
statewide at an upcoming Orlando convention.
She said she takes after her 92-year-old mother, Evelyn
Shates, who still works as a seamstress in Pinellas County,
and fosters the sentiments of Forrest Gump by saying,
"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what
you're going to get."


finding supplies and the
help they needed. The
only doctor in the hospital
was killed in the
earthquake. Now the
people are just waiting for
a doctor to come and help
them. We also met the
leaders of two teams of US
Army teams. Both are
doing assessments of the
needs in the area one
the medical needs the other
the socio-economic needs.
The goal is to bring


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different groups together
with the Haitian
government and other
private (faith-based)
groups so that the needs of
the people can be met.
The US Army said they
estimate that about 40,000
to 70,000 people have
come from Port au Prince
to Gonaives.
There are no camps for
these people. They have
moved in with family and
friends.


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HCE? I didn't know that!

'Ag Extension group' has come a long way


By Bill Smedley
HCE Publicity Chair
Many times I am asked,
"What is this HCE you are
talking about?" My usual
response is to just mention
the old Ag Extension
group, and usually they get
the connection, but it's re-
ally more that that now.
The Ag extension of the
50s and 60s has been mod-
ernized and reworked to
the present HCE.
The Suwannee County
Association for Home and
Community Education,
also known as HCE, is all
about getting together to
learn about strengthening
families and community
and having a good time
through education, leader-
ship and action. We meet
under the umbrella of the
Suwannee County Cooper-
ative Extension and the
University of Florida/IFAS.
Our group has two
"clubs" that meet monthly.
The Happy Homemakers
club meets at the Extension
offices each second
Wednesday of the month
9:30 a.m., and the Pleasant
Hill club meets each sec-
ond Monday at 10 a.m. at
the McAlpin Community
Center on south US 129.
Both clubs have continuing
service, learn and share
new crafts and study pro-
jects. They also meet to-
gether each year for a
"tour," where they visit
nearby places of interest
and share in a meal. We ac-
tively encourage visitation
and new members are al-
ways welcome. Even
though HCE has had a
"women only" connota-
tion, that is no longer true.
We do have men in the
group working actively in
the organization. Call the
Agricultural Extension Of-
fice at 362-2771 for more
information.
The clubs combine once


a month on the first
Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. to
form the county "Council."
It is this organization that
conducts the specific theme
studies geared towards ac-
tion in the community. We
work closely with the 4H
organization in helping to
further their goals; we at-
tempt to educate the com-
munity in areas that we ei-
ther have or have learned
subjects of expertise; we
work in the community on
a volunteer basis, either
personally or as a group;
we strive and encourage
personal growth through
participation in local, re-
gional, and state group ac-
tivities.
Perhaps a rundown on
our activities during the
past year might help to get
you to understand how we
go about doing things.
We had a busy year start-
ing with hosting our Dis-
trict II annual meeting on
Jan. 3. We had 98 members
from Jefferson, Levy, Du-
val, Clay and Suwannee
counties in attendance and
met at the Live Oak First
United Methodist Church
fellowship hall. The Pleas-
ant Hill 4H Club catered
and served the meal.
We honored our County
Commissioners last Febru-
ary at the annual Commis-
sioner's Luncheon, serving
grilled hamburgers and sal-
ads and desserts.
We host an annual cook-
ing school held each year
in April. Members demon-
strated recipes showing
how to save money by us-
ing less expensive grocery
items, or double usage of
the dish. We had 59 people
in attendance. Each at-
tendee left with a door
prize and a recipe booklet.
We held two yard sale
fundraisers and members
made a quilt that was raf-
fled in December with An-


nette Schulster, of A&A
Grooming of Live Oak,
winning it.
Our organization works
carefully with the local 4H
groups and each year pre-
sent the Merry Taylor 4-H
Scholarship to a deserving
4H senior. Last year, TJ
Burke was the recipient of
the $300 scholarship.
Our members participat-
ed with the Live Oak Gar-
den Club in its annual Fall
Festival where we had each
local club present crafts
and games for children to
enjoy.
Our members participat-
ed in holding a bread mak-
ing camp for Wednesday
after school 4-H students.
They were taught proper
measuring, combining
items, and made a loaf of
non-yeast bread, which
they took home. Several of
these students then made
the bread again at home
and presented them for
their judging at the County
judging for 4H.
Our community service
projects for the year includ-
ed the following activities:
colorful pillowcases were
made for children cancer
patients at Shands Hospi-
tal; members judged at the
Clay County fair; made lap
robes; wheel chair bags for
VA hospital patients;
Christmas gifts for chil-
dren; baskets of food and
clothing for needy families;
made bibs and receiving
baskets made for new ba-
bies; bags of clothing were
given to a nursing home;
items delivered to pregnan-
cy crisis center; and food
given to for homeless stu-
dents of Suwannee County
Schools; we furnished
school supplies to local
schools for use by children
in need; saved pop tabs and
aluminum cans in support
of the Ronald McDonald
House in Gainesville; col-


elected box tops for educa-
tion; and collected and con-
tributed to the Pennies for
Friendship program.
Two members and our
County Agent attended the
annual FAHCE Conference
held in Altamonte Springs
last October.
The County Commis-
sioners presented a procla-
mation to the Suwannee
County Association for
Home and Community Ed-
ucation for 75 years of ser-
vice in the County.
The main study for the
year was "Going Green."
Our programs were directed
in that area, with a visit to
Magnolia Farms a local
CSA farm; we learned
about growing plants and
the making and use of com-
post; and toured a newly es-
tablished vineyard of one of
our members. These studies
are in preparation of acting
on what we learn to make a
better community.
We had 36 members, los-
ing one due to death during
the last year. One member
serves as President of Dis-
trict II; another member
serves as District II volun-
teer hours chairman and
also as District Treasurer.
Two members received
certificates for hours of
Home and Community
Leadership training; 11
members received certifi-
cates for 500 or more CVU
or volunteer hours for a to-
tal of 11,000 hours and
116,000 people contacted.
During the year we got
together at least 6 times for
luncheons, either for spe-
cial occasion, such as enter-
taining our Commissioners,
or just for fun after a coun-
cil or club meeting.
So as you can see, we eat
together a lot, we play to-
gether a lot, we work hard
together, and together we
try to build a better commu-
nity for ourselves and oth-
ers.

St. Francis
Xavier Catholic
Church

fish fry
St. Francis Xavier
Catholic Church, located at
928 E. Howard Street, US
90 East, will hold a fish fry
on Friday nights, Feb. 26,
March 5, and 19, beginning
each Friday night at 5 p.m.
Included in the fish din-
ners are hush puppies, cole
slaw, baked beans and mac-
aroni and cheese. The price
is $6 adults, $3 for children
6-12 and under 6 are free.
Fish fry sponsored by
Knights of Columbus
#9720.


Marriage licenses issued
Marriage licenses issued in
Suwannee County the week of Feb. 15-19:

Roger Lee Jarrell, Jr. to Kayla Nicole Young

William Curtis Wolbert to Peggy Jo Rankin

Derek Ned Jenkins to Alison Faith Feustel


Kelly


speak


Kelly Stigliano

Noted Cl
women's speaker
Stigliano will speak
gles A Communit


Stigliano to


at Tangles

reach for Women, Saturday
at 6 p.m. The event is free
and open to all women.
Tangles is located at
12986 U.S. Highway 90
H West in Live Oak, 1/4 mile
past Wayne Frier Mobile
Homes on the left.
Kelly will speak on
,^ "God's Incomparable, Un-
equivocal, Unconditional
Love." Complimentary
coffee, desserts and appe-
tizers will be served. There
is no charge, however a
love offering will be taken
hristian for Kelly.
Kelly For additional informa-
at Tan- tion, please call 386-590-
y Out- 1543.


The Lady of the Lake

Quilting Guild meeting
The Lady of the Lake ing. The Guild makes ai
Quilting Guild will hold its distributes over 200 quilts
monthly meeting today at year to various chariti
9:30 a.m. at the Teen Town and non-profit organize
533 NW Desoto St, Lake tions in the Suwannee Va
City (2 blocks north of Du- ley Region and for o
val (US 90) on Lake Jeffery Armed Forces.
Rd.). For more details conta
The program this month President Ramona Dewee
will feature guild member 386-496-3876.
Lee Starr who will share
with us information about The Hebrew
the upcoming March Quilt
Walk. roots of
Time is set aide for mem-
bers to display their latest Christianity
quilt creation. A seminar will be hel
This Guild is an organi- on "Hebrew Roots (
zation for anyone interested Christianity and The Feas
in quilts and the art of quilt- of The Lord," On Thur:


Annual St.

Patrick's Day
Dinner
The annual St. Patrick's
Day Dinner of Corned Beef
& Cabbage, will be held
Sat. Mar. 13, at San Juan
Catholic Church in Bran-
ford.


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day, March 4, at Fairfield
Inn, 538 SW Corporate
Drive (off FL Gateway
Blvd by 1-75), Lake City,
from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
The organizers say they
hope this teaching seminar
will play a beneficial role
in your endeavor to better
understand the Hebraic
roots of your faith as well
as other subjects of interest
to the believer.


Charles T. Hall



Funeral Home


Barry L. Hicks,


General Manager


Louise H. Hall,


LFD/CEO

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..Live Oak, FL

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Greater New Bethel AME Church
Family and Friends Day
Great New Bethel AME Church Annual Family and
Friends Day Celebration will be held on Saturday,
February 27, 2010 at 6 p.m.
The speaker for the occasion will be Bro. James
Cooper. Dinner will follow.
Everyone is cordially invited to come and worship
with us. Rev. Charles Burke, Pastor, 386-362-4194.
Contact person: Eva Polite, 386-362-6707.


Fred & Susan Pohland are
celebrating their Wedding
adAnniversary & also being
sweethearts this 2010
Valentine's Day. Susan Taylor
of Lake City, FL & Fred
Pohland of Latrobe, PA were
united in Arlington Christian
Church, Jacksonville, FL. Their
children are Lamar and the late,

Paula. They have one grandchild.
Susan is retired from Duval County Public Schools and
is a Notary. Fred is retired from Earl Industries and is a
Veteran.
Susan & Fred look forward to many more happy years
sharing their love in friendship & fun with their family
and friends, also enjoying their homes in Old Arlington-
University Park, Duval County and Taylorville,
Columbia/Suwannee County, FL. Congratulations, Love
from your Son & Family.
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Obituaries


Charles Henry
(Chuck) Kowitz
March 31, 1965-
February 13, 2010


C harles Henry
S(Chuck) Kowitz,
Lt. Col, USAF
(ret.) 44, of Chipley, Flori-
da, died unexpectedly Sat-
urday, February 13, 2010
from injuries sustained in
an auto accident. He was
born in Chipley, Florida on
March 31, 1965 to Ellner
Jane Grady Kowitz and the
late Edgar Joseph Kowitz.
At age 14 he flew his first
solo flight and received his
pilot license. In the 10th to
12th grade, he served as an
auxiliary member of the
Civil Air Patrol as a radio
and rescue pilot at the Na-
tional Guard Armory. He
graduated Chipley High
School in 1983 with high
honors, then attended Mari-
on Military Institute and
the Air Force Academy,
graduating in 1988 as Sec-
ond Lieutenant with a mas-
ters degree in Engineering.
He served two tours in
Desert Storm as a forward
advisor, directing air
strikes. After an esteemed
military career, he retired in
2008 as a Lieutenant
Colonel. He was of the
Catholic faith and was pre-
ceded in death by his
Grandparents; Henry and
Adeline Kowitz of Chipley
and Charles William and
Wray E. Withrow Grady of
Live Oak, Fla. and his Fa-
ther; Edgar Joseph Kowitz.
Survivors include his
Mother; Ellner Jane Grady
Kowitz, of Chipley, one
Brother; Dale Joseph


Kowitz of Kuwait, his cat;
Lacey, his four Aunts,
many nieces, nephews and
cousins. Charles loved fly-
ing airplanes and model
planes. Funeral services
will be held Monday, Feb-
ruary 22, 2010 at 11:00
A.M. at the Saint Joseph
The Worker Catholic
Church in Chipley, inter-
ment will follow in Glen-
wood Cemetery in Chipley.
The family received
friends Sunday evening,
February 21, from 4 to 6
P.M. at the St. Joseph The
Worker Catholic Church.
The family suggests con-
tributions to the Science
Department of Roulhac
and Chipley High School
or ROTC of Chipley High
School. Brown Funeral
Home is in charge of the
arrangements. Friends and
family may sign the online
register at
www.brownfh.net.

Theadora "Teddy"
Steinhardt
March 7, 1946-
February 18, 2010

headora "Teddy"
( Steinhardt, 63,
Live Oak, FI
passed away Thursday,
February 18, 2010 after a
short illness. The Miami, FI
native moved to Live Oak 5
years ago form Davie Fl.
She worked as a Florist for
the Publix Corporation Su-
permarket in Davie, FI and
Live Oak, FI for thirty-five
years. She was of Greek
Orthodox faith.
She is survived by her
husband: Charles Richard
Steinhardt, Live Oak, Fl;
one daughter: Christine
Hodge, Ocala, Fl; one son:
Richard Steinhardt, Hy-
poleuxo, Fl; one sister:
Anette Poulos, Miami, Fl;
seven grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was
held at 2:00 pm Tuesday,
February 23, 2010 at
Daniels Memorial Chapel
with Father Richard Perko
officiating.
Daniels Funeral Homes
& Crematory, Inc. Live
Oak is in Charge of All
Arrangements.


Dennis 'Howard' Thomas
July 22, 1953-
February 22, 2010

Tennis 'Howard'
Thomas, 56, of
O O'Brien, FL
passed away of a long ill-
ness on Monday, February
22, 2010. The lifelong res-
ident of Suwannee County
farmed for many years and
also retired as a Sergeant
with Mayo Correctional In-
stitute. Howard was a
member of Philadelphia
Baptist Church, Live Oak,
FL.
He is survived by his son:
Blake Thomas, O'Brien,
FL; one sister: Laura
Vaszari, Buford, GA; one
brother: Donald Thomas,
O'Brien, FL.
Services for Mr. Thomas
will be 11:00 am, Thursday,
February 25, 2010 at
Philadelphia Baptist
Church, Live Oak, FL with
Rev. Leroy Dobbs officiat-
ing.
Daniels Funeral Homes
& Crematory, Inc. in charge
of all arrangements.


Death notices

Ruby Stokes
October 11, 1926-
February 20, 2010

X uby Stokes, 83,
Live Oak, FL
passed away Sat-
urday, February 20, 2010.
Daniels Funeral Homes
& Crematory, Inc., Live
Oak, FL.

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Viewpoints/Opinions


Sumanner


Democrat







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 editions of the
Democrat, is formed by that board.


THE SUWANNEE SCRIBBLER


Belated


Valentine's


musings

By Jim Holmes
Well, another Valentine's Day has come and
gone. By now, that special card you received has
been placed in your keepsake box; the chocolates
have all been devoured and the now-wilted flowers
have been tossed in the trash.
Of course, there are much more lasting gifts,
such as jewelry or perhaps a memorable night on
the town, complete with dinner, dancing and ro-
mantic caresses.
For 40 years, my wife and I celebrated Valen-
tine's Day one way or another with similar
gifts and acts ... all designed to show our continued
love for each other. This year, however, has been
different, for she has given me a gift so special, that
I don't think I will ever be able to repay it. In fact,
I hope I never have to try.
You see, for the past several weeks, Lynda has
been forced to become my absolute caregiver.
Those of you who are kind enough to read this
weekly newspaper scribbling may remember an
earlier column in which I told you I had taken a bad
fall and in the process broken my right leg just
above the ankle. Repair involved a 90-minute
surgery, complete with screws and a metal plate to
pull everything back together, followed by two
months of having my leg and foot encased in a spe-
cial boot.
Mind you, this is just a broken leg, with a recu-
perative process that hasn't been all that painful.
But being confined to a chair for hours on end or
hobbling along on crutches is something I loathe. It
has been a real adjustment for me and a first hand
education in what the permanently disabled are
forced to cope with every day of their lives. No
wonder they take offense, when they are called
"cripples," as if their affliction somehow makes
them weak. Experience their lives for a week or a
month and I suspect you will view their non-ending
struggles as nearly heroic.
Fortunately for me, I have not been alone on my
odyssey of recovery. My wife has been at my side
every moment; driving me to doctor's appoint-
ments in Gainesville, assisting me in getting in and
out of the car, helping me dress and bathe, insisting
that my diet is healthy and that I don't sit and veg-
etate in front of the television all day long. Even
taking over a lengthy list of household chores,
which until my injury were my daily tasks. And
perhaps most importantly helping me find ways to
laugh at my current predicament.
Her Valentine's gift to me was and is being
my rock.
How can I ever really repay such a woman? Per-
haps a wealthy man could do it with diamonds or a
trip around the world. I, however, must find anoth-
er way. My pledge to provide her like care, should
the need ever arise, seems completely inadequate.
Yet, at least for the moment, it is all that I have to
give.
Hollywood often portrays lust as love. Life
teaches most of us a much different lesson, one in
which the word "love" is often interchangeable
with words like trust, respect, commitment and
dedication.
Those are the gifts my wife has showered on me
over the past few weeks, making this bygone
Valentine's Day the best of my life and leaving me
forever in her debt.
Jim Holmes lives in Live Oak.



BIBLE VERSE
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astray? But those who plan what
is good find love and faithful-


ness." Proverbs 14:22


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U.S. SENATOR BILL NELSON
Washington, D.C.:
United States Senate
716 Senate Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-5274
Fax: 202-228-2183
Tallahassee:
US Court House Annex
111 North Adams Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Phone: 850-942-8415
Fax: 850-942-8450
To email Nelson, go to
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Jacksonville, FL 32207
Tel: 904-398-8586
Fax: 904-398-8591
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STATE SEN. CHARLIE DEAN
Tallahassee office:
311 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
850-487-5017
District office:
415 Tompkins St.
Inverness, FL 34450
352-860-5175
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Tallahassee office:
1003 The Capitol
402 South Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
Phone: 850-488-9835
District office:
95 NW 1st Avenue
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Rising
By Joyce Marie Taylor
Correspondent
Back on Jan. 23, the
north boat ramp at Ivey
Memorial Park in Bran-
ford was still visible and
still being utilized by boat-
ing and fishing enthusi-
asts. Two weeks later on
Feb. 7, after countless
days of rain across the
southern region of the
country, the Okefenokee
Swamp filled up and the
overflow of water began
its trek down the intricate
maze of rivers in northern
Florida. The Suwannee
River was soon bulging
with massive amounts of
water, as it rushed south-
ward toward Branford,
picking up tree limbs and
brush along the way.
Suddenly, the cement
boat ramp at the north end
of Ivey Memorial Park
was submerged. Branford
Springs was littered with
debris and the wooden
steps leading down to the
base of the natural spring
were partially under water,
as well.
Still, it's nothing com-
pared to last April, when
floodwaters rose to a level
that hadn't been seen since
1948. The river had risen
so high that it cascaded
over the banks and the
seawalls, and it filled up
the lower levels of land
within the park. After a
while, it was so bad that
only the top roof canopies
of the picnic tables were
all that were visible.
Considering the park's
location so close to the
riverbank, it makes perfect
sense that the picnic tables
are made of concrete and
bolted down onto cement
pads, rather than being
made of wood. Otherwise
they might float away, or
at the very least, become
SEE RISING, PAGE 8A


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




river keeps south county on alert


Ivey Park in a recent photo. As you can see, flooding is minor in relation to the deluge of last April.


New Master Mason in town


Pictured (left to right) is Dennis Starling, Worshipful Master, John C. Carpenter, new Master Mason and Brother
William Stinson, Senior Deacon, all of Branford Masonic Lodge No. 130. Brother Starling led the Master Mason De-
gree Team, while Brother Stinson conducted the candidate. Brother Carpenter is Branford's newest Master Mason.
He is a resident of O'Brien and owns Pennyworth Plumbing.
- Photo: Charlie Daniels


It was feared that flooding last April would reach record levels.
However, the worst didn't materialize, and the river in Branford
crested at 32.7 feet, well below the 1948 mark of 38.88 feet.
- Photos: Joyce Marie Taylor, Correspondent



O'BRIEN AND OUR
NEIGHBORS

'Bits & Pieces' from

south Suwannee Co.

By Ana Smith
Last Sunday was such a gorgeous day it lifted my
hopes for an early spring and some more warm days.
Yes, I know we'll have a few more cold snaps in the
next month, but Sunday really made me appreciate the
fact that we have so many beautiful days to enjoy
coming up very soon.
Our annual "Sweetheart Banquet" celebrating Valen-
tine's Day was a lot of fun, and the overflow of food,
as always, made for a great evening of fellowship. I
had a few photos to share with this article, for which I
want to thank our Pastor's wife, Vaster Fryar, for shar-
ing hers with me, but for some reason I'm not able to
get my computer to send them in, so I'll have to work
on that problem for next week. This event was also
sort of a "send off" to Emily and Paul Bell, nephew of
Pastor and Mrs. Fryar, as they prepared for a 4-year
missionary trip to Bosnia. They will leave sometime
this coming week.
I want to commend our youth at OBC for their con-
tinuing growth in our music ministry, and for the plea-
sure they give to all of us when they stand up and sing
for us. Now they are becoming involved in a drama
group headed by Roberta Richmond, and performed
two Christian skits for us in the church sanctuary after
our Sweetheart Banquet. I don't have all their names,
but will have some photos to share next week. To
each one, I say a hearty "Well done!"
The first "Friday Night Game Night" at O'Brien
Baptist Church was held last Friday, and was a big
success for the varied age groups. And remarkably,
there were no electronic games at all. This will be a
monthly event at OBC, held the 3rd Friday of the
month at the church fellowship hall beginning at 7 un-
til 9 p.m. If you live in the area and want a place for
your children to spend a fun, Christian evening, mark
your calendar. All children are welcome.
February marked the second month for the O'Brien
Baptist Church food pantry. Nine families were
served, and hopes are to serve more. The food pantry
is open every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. at OBC. You can call Ron Bullinger at 935-
4439, or the church office at 935-1503, for more infor-
mation.
If you have a young girl in your family who would
like to join a Girl Scout Troop here in O'Brien, re-
member a local group meets the 2nd and 4th Saturdays
of the month at 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall of OBC.
I want to thank Jackie Andrews for her visit last
Sunday. We haven't seen each other in a while, but


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Rising river keeps south county on alert
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so waterlogged that rot-
ting would become an is-
sue.
Consequently, during
the time of this flood, the -
town of Branford had no .
choice but to close the P
park to the public until the
waters receded. After a
massive clean-up effort,
the park was reopened in
May.
All in all, the overflow-
ing Suwannee in the
Branford area has been
kind so far this winter
season, with only a few
dirt roads being washed
out in low-lying areas of
the city. For residents liv-
ing along the banks of the
river, it was only a minor
scare. Let's hope Mother
Nature continues watch-
ing out for the residents in
Branford and southern
Suwannee County and
that she keeps the river
waters safely contained in
the riverbed.
On Tuesday, the river
stood at 20.15 feet in
Three Rivers Estates,
slightly above flood stage
(19 feet) and appeared to
be falling. The river has
been falling in Branford
in recent days and as of Steps submerged by the
Tuesday stood at 24.5 rising river.
feet, well below flood Photos: Joyce Marie Taylor,
stage (29 feet). Correspondent

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February, 2010
Volume 1, Issue 1


21st CCLC Afterschool Newsletter


Parent Night
March 4h- 6 p.m.
Food, Fun, Prizes
Please plan to attend
Important information will be
shared.

Progress Reports will go out the 23rd. Be
looking for these to see how your child
is doing.


Dates to think about -
April 10th UF for the Orange and Blue
game
Students will have had to attended at
least five (5) Saturdays to be eligible to
go to UF Game.


New Parent Fitness Program
Mrs. Mary Ward from the Dept. of
Health visited us on the 26th of this
month. She spoke about nutrition and
the importance of daily exercise. Your
child was given a pedometer. Mrs. Law
plans to have you and your child walk to
Tallahassee [okay, maybe not literally
but the distance equal] and plot their
course on the way. Ask about walking
with your child. You never know what
conversation might come up.
Dates for februaom
Saturday. February It will be a field
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FCAT Reading and Math March 9-12
Science March 16th (8th and 10th)

February is the month of the Big Read.
BHS is partnering with the public
library
for this event. The book is The Call of
the
Wild by lack London. We will have
copies


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'Bits & Pieces' from south Suwannee Co.


Continued From Page 7A

she looks great, and I en-
joy talking with her
whenever we do get to-
gether. Hopefully we'll
keep in touch more often.
From "Life's Little In-
struction Book":
"When you feel terrif-
ic, notify your face."
"Never apologize for


being early for an ap-
pointment."
"Volunteer. Sometimes
the jobs no one wants
conceal big opportuni-
ties." (And lessons!)
"Don't judge people by
their relatives."
"Remember that every-
one you meet is afraid of
something, loves some-
thing, and has lost some-


thing."
"Remember that just
the moment you say 'I
give up!,' someone else
seeing the same situation
is saying 'My, what a
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Big


Read


Here are some photos from the Big Read kick-off
event at the Suwannee River Regional Library recently.
This year's festivities centered on Jack London's Call of
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demonstrations have focused on the classic novel.


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14-year-olds participate in annual

Civil War re-enactment


Submitted
Two Suwannee Middle
School eighth-graders,
Zach Pennington and
Tyler daSilva, both 14,
spent their weekend
learning how the
Confederate and Union
soldiers of the Civil War
lived and fought during
this period of American
history. The two boys are
Civil War buffs and also
members of a reenactment
group that attend several
reenactments each year
across the state of Florida.
Zach and Tyler are
members of Company
"C," 2nd battalion,
Hardy's Brigade,
Confederate States of
America Reenactment
Group. Their headquarters
are located in Wellborn
and their Company
Commander is Captain
Cody Gray.
Pennington and daSilva
spent the weekend of Feb.
12-14 at the Battle of
Olustee reenactment in
Columbia County. During
this time they lived the
same way as the soldiers
and fought this battle on
February 20, 1864.
When they reported for
duty at the battleground
they lived just as the
soldiers did in 1864. They
lived in tents, cooked their
meals over a campfire,
wore period uniforms and
carried weapons of the
type used in that battle.
They also endured the
cold and rain just as the
soldiers of the 1864


campaign.
All equipment and
uniforms that the re-
enactor wears and uses is
furnished by the
individual re-enactor.
Both of these young men
work and earn the money
for their uniforms and
equipment by doing odd
jobs during their
afternoons and weekends.
The weather was
freezing and wet. Both
Pennington and daSilva
say they have learned a lot
about the Civil War and
have experienced, if
briefly, the hardships that
the soldiers of that time
period suffered. They also
said they have a new
respect for what the


soldiers of both the
Confederacy and the
Union went through.
The next reenactment
for the two will be in
Crystal River in March.
Zach Pennington is also a
member of the Sons of
Confederate Veterans. In
order to be a member of
this organization you are
required to prove a direct
relationship to someone
who served in the
Confederate Army. Zach
is the great (4) grandson
of Pvt. Thomas Langford,
Company "H," 17th
Regiment, Georgia
Volunteer Infantry, Harris
County, Georgia, "Harris
Bartows," Army of
Northern Virginia, C.S.A.


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School-Related



Employee of the Year


Ta-Trease Onika Sapp is this year's pick for Suwannee


By Susan K. Lamb
Ta-Trease Onika Sapp
has been selected as the
2010 School Related
Employee of the Year for
the Suwannee County
School District.
Ta-Trease is employed
at Suwannee-Hamilton
Technical Center, where
she has worked for the
past four years as a
paraprofessional. Having
had several opportunities
to move up and take other
jobs, Ta-Trease has turned
down those opportunities
because she loves
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management, giving
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assisting students with
daily assignments,
encouraging and
counseling high school
and adults students on
future education
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showing an upbeat and
positive attitude with all
students during her work
day. Ta-Trease truly
enjoys working with
students and helping them
to help themselves by
achieving their education


goals. She maintains
contact with her students
and feels personally
rewarded by their
successes. It was because
of these attributes that she
was chosen to represent
S uwannee-Hamilton
Technical Center as
School-Related Employee
of the Year.
Not only does she help
students during the
workday, Ta-Trease
volunteers to help with
many projects at
S uwannee-Hamilton
Technical Center. She's
been a part of the "Healthy
Hearts" drive where
faculty and students alike
were encouraged to wear
red to show support. She's
also taken part in the
breast cancer awareness
program by wearing pink
on a specific day. She
came up with the idea of
the faculty and students
forming the breast cancer
ribbon symbol. Ta-Trease
worked with faculty and
students to make sure the
event was a huge success.
She's also active with
Suwannee High School
alumni projects and St.


Leo University in Lake
City.
"She is always willing
to go the extra mile for a
student or school project,"
her principal, Diane
Westcott, said.
Always wearing a smile
and giving encouraging
words, this young woman
has not only held down a
full-time job during her
entire employment of four
years with the school
district, she's continued
her dream of obtaining her


college degree. In 2009
Ta-Trease attained that
goal when she completed
her BA in human services
through St. Leo
University. And, she did it
while making the Dean's
List during her last
semester.
When preparing her
paperwork for the
selection committee
recently, Ta-Trease went
the second mile. She
produced her own four-
page newsletter, in color


This young woman has
not only held down a
full-time job during her
entire employment of
four years with the
school district, she's
continued her dream of
obtaining her college
degree. In 2009 Ta-
Trease attained that goal
when she completed her
BA in human services
through St. Leo
University. And, she did
it while making the
Dean's List during her
last semester.


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From left: Adult education instructor Vicki Clayton; School-Related Employee of the Year
Ta-Trease Sapp; SHTC Principal Diane Westcott. Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.


and with many
photographs and artwork,
telling about her activities
at SHTC. In this beautiful
work of art, she explained
that she puts God first, is a
team player and positive
role model, active in her
church and community,
family oriented and
grateful to be nominated
for the district award.
This was the most
unique presentation the
committee had seen in
more than five years by a
school district employee,
committee members said.
Ta-Trease Sapp was
chosen by the selection
committee as 2010
Suwannee County School-


Related Employee of the
Year partially upon the
recommendations of not
only her principal, Diane
Westcott, but also the
recommendation of two
teachers and a letter by
Charles Albritton, a
former student who
obtained his GED late in
his life due to her
encouragement.
SHTC teacher
Cassandra Yulee was Ta-
Trease's second-grade
teacher and has watched
proudly since that time as
this former student has
become a fellow faculty
member mentor to other
students.
SHTC teacher Virginia


C. Johnston said Ta-Trease
is committed to her
profession, helpful in
every way, has gained
state certification to
administer and interpret
TABE test results and
works hard to make sure
the appropriate materials
are available to her
students. "She saves me
countless hours of work
by her attention to
attendance requirements,"
Johnson said. She added
that "not only does Ta-
Trease take pride in her
appearance and manner,
she is always pleasant and
willing to do whatever
needs to be done to
accomplish our goals."


Hike along the Suwannee

River March 13


The North Florida Trail Blazers are
once again hosting the IDID A HIKE on
Saturday, March 13 along the beautiful
Suwannee River to benefit the Florida
Trail Association and our chapter. The
trail hugs the river much of the way
crossing the Walking Man Bridge, Falling
Creek and Little Shoals. We will be
meeting in White Springs at the Heritage
and Nature Tourism Center, a shuttle will
carry you to the trailhead. Shuttle service


begins at 8 am until noon. There will be
Sag wagons at several locations along the
way.
There will be a $20 charge to get on the
shuttle.
Bring comfortable shoes, water and
pack a lunch if you like. Refreshments
will be available at some of the sag points.
For more information, contact Alton
Sn. I i..,. -. or
dunnams@windstream.net.


Find us on Facebook


Web challenge could

benefit animal shelter


The Suwannee County Animal
Control Shelter is entered into a shelter
challenge sponsored by Petfinders and
the animal rescue site. in order to win
we need everyone to log onto
www.theanimalrescuesite.com and vote
for Suwannee County Animal Control


Shelter. You can do this once a day. The
contest runs through mid-April. Please,
we need your help and it only takes a
few minutes a day. Not only can we
possibly win the grand prize of
$100,000 but there are weekly prizes
also.


Thursday,
March 4th


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Parents gather for cyber safety meeting


Continued From Page 1A

course.
But, Parker explained,
"anytime you allow unsu-
pervised use of a computer
by your children, it opens
up the possibility for
strangers to come into your
home."
Tamara Jones, a chil-
dren's ministry leader and
parent of a 15-year-old
daughter, said, "It's not so
much stranger danger, but
protecting children against
Internet predators nowa-
days."
Increased Internet access
by children has made them
more susceptible to on-line
advances by predators,
Parker said.
"The risk of children be-
ing contacted and deceived
by on-line predators has in-
creased whether it's
through chat rooms, on-
line video games (with chat
capabilities), peer-to-peer
networks, social network-
ing sites or cell phones; all
of these are danger areas,"
he said. Some of the most
common sites where chil-
dren have been targeted in-
clude: MySpace, Face-
book, Yahoo and others.
According to data pre-
sented, "69 percent of teens
regularly receive personal
messages on-line from
people they don't know,
and 39 percent usually re-
spond," Parker said.
He showed testimonials
of teenagers who had been
lured into conversations
with predators posing as
someone else several
who were eventually con-
vinced to meet those
strangers face-to-face. Of-
tentimes, those strangers
turned out to be convicted
sex offenders.
"The bad guys have
more motivation to get to
their end than most parents
do to get to their end,"
Parker said. In other words,
predators usually follow
through with their bad in-
tentions, whereas parents
oftentimes don't do all they
can to protect their children
against on-line predators,
Parker explained.
Jack Allred, of Well-


born, along with several
members of Wellborn Unit-
ed Methodist Church at-
tended the Thursday meet-
ing to get incite on how to
better protect and warn
children in their youth min-
istry.
"We know that some of
this is going on, this way
we can deal with it," Allred
said.
Parker discussed in de-
tail the warning signs par-
ents should watch for and
steps they should take to
protect their children
against on-line predators.
Some signs included: ex-
cessive Internet use by
kids, unsupervised chat
conversations, drastic be-
havior and attitude
changes, large unknown
downloaded files, gifts
from unknown persons,
and face-to-face meetings.
Parents were encouraged to
talk with their children
about safe Internet use, to
keep computers in a com-
mon area, to use parental
controls and keep track of
children's screen names,
monitoring their children's
profiles and insuring ac-
cess to computer logs in
features. Parents were also
encouraged to learn Inter-
net acronyms such as ASL
(age, sex, location) or POS
(p.iiclii over my shoulder),
which are often used by
children to maintain secre-
cy in Internet conversa-
tions. Parker suggested the
Web site
www.netlingo.com to help
in that endeavor.
Joy Sedgley, a mother of
two and APT leader at
Suwannee Elementary
School, said Thursday's
meeting was extremely
helpful.
"It's scary how much
more my children know
than I do," she said. "I'm
happy to know that I can
share some of the things
from the meeting with my
8-year-old."
After the meeting, Live
Oak Police Chief Buddy
Williams who was in atten-
dance, said, "In an age
when everything is going
on-line, we must be pre-
pared for it."


He added, "I would real-
ly like (Parker) to do a
train-the-trainer type meet-
ing with our force, so that
we as law enforcement can
know how to better address
these types of crimes and
strengthen our techniques.
That way, we can continue
to help parents with what
they should know and what
they can do."
Turnout for the meeting
was modest, but Lisa
McKinley Garrison,
Suwannee schools' par-
ent/homeless liaison, was-
n't discouraged.
"It is unfortunate that
there were other events go-
ing on in the community at
the same time, which kept a
lot of people from attend-
ing," she said. "We would
like to bring this program
back to Suwannee County
soon, so that we can inform
more people about the dan-
gers of being online. It's
not about keeping our kids
off the internet. It's about
being proactive, talking to


Lame arons Continued From Page 1A


Ball coming to


Live Oak
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and silent auctions. Spe-
cialty items such as private
concerts, trips and jewels
will be the focus of the live
auction, while the silent
auction will consist of
more than 50 items, includ-
ing Suwannee River Jam
tickets and various sports
memorabilia.
Sponsorship packages
are still available at various
levels. However, seating is
limited. For more informa-
tion about sponsorship
packages or to donate tax-
deductible auction items,
call the American Cancer
Society at 352-386-6866 or
email Courtnie.Dou-
glas@cancer.org.


letes."
Spears said in a letter to
Suwannee selection com-
mittee members that he
"will be committed to stay
here and build a program,"
and would "not use this job
as a mere stepping stone."
Spears' r6sum6 shows
he has held coaching jobs
at five different schools
since 2002. His longest
tenure was four years. The
others were for about a
year. The Suwannee job,
though, will only be his
second as a varsity head
football coach.
When contacted Tuesday
morning, Spears said he
had "moved around a lot,"
but said he and his family
"are sick of moving." He
added, "I don't know why
we can't stay in one place,
but that's what's been hap-
pening."
Others have raised the


them about the dangers and
keeping them safe."
The meeting was a joint
effort between the Suwan-
nee County School District,
First United Methodist
Church of Live Oak, and
the Office of Attorney Gen-
eral. To find out more about
the cyber safety and pro-
grams, visit www.safeflori-
da.net/safesurf.


Recycling bins being removed
Continued From Page 1A

ability of launching a county recycling program.
The problem first came to light several weeks ago after
the SHS club learned that recyclables they had collected
as part of a campus-wide project were being sent to the
landfill instead. Sikes said that Suwannee had a limited
recycling program that is based on the economy, meaning,
if the county can sell the recyclables, they will. If there
was no market for the materials, they simply went to the
landfill, including all the materials in the igloos, marked
"newspapers," "clear glass," and "aluminum cans."


Continued From Page 1A

Known as the Ubiquitous Middle Mile
project, the new network will directly
connect more than 300 community an-
chor institutions, including public
schools, universities, libraries, health-
care facilities, public safety organiza-
tions, and government agencies. The
new network is expected to reach more
than 154,000 households, and 27,000
businesses in our area and will be the


first-ever and only network to provide
open access to broadband Internet ser-
vices for both private entities and public
institutions in the underserved areas of
North Florida. The network will serve
Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie,
Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson,
Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Putnam,
Suwannee, Taylor and Union counties.
Funding for the project is through the
Economic Stimulus Package. For more
information visit www.nfba-fl.org/.


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H ign nopes ior new neaa coacn


same question. Spears dis-
cussed the issue recently
on coachspears.com, a
page on the Jefferson
County Athletic Depart-
ment Web site, under the
heading "Spears apolo-
gizes for resignation."
Spears told the Democ-
rat that if his stay here does
prove brief, "I can guaran-
tee (the program) will be
better than before I got
there."
Spears replaces Jerry
Odom, who left Suwannee
after one season to take a
job as an assistant coach at
Jacksonville University.
Spears began his coach-
ing career in 2002 shortly
after playing for the Boise
Idaho Stallions in the In-
door Professional Football
League and on the
Rochester Brigade in the
Arena Football League 2.
As assistant varsity foot-
ball coach at Rutherford
High School in Panama


City, Spears helped lead
the Rams to an 11-2 record
and sent two players to sec-
ond team all-state. In 2003
he landed the head coach-
ing job for the JV Rams
football team. At Arnold
High School in Panama
City Beach, Spears wore
three coaching hats during
a brief stint in 2006: assis-
tant varsity football coach
of wide receivers and de-
fensive backs, head girls
basketball and head girls
track coach.
"For me Suwannee is the
job," Spears. "Suwannee is
probably one of the top
jobs in the state because of
its history."
Spears said he will meet
with students at Suwannee
High School today. Scar-
borough said Spears will
meet with the Quarterback
Club Monday night at 7
p.m.
Spears is married and
has two children.


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Luther places second


'Gold Rush

at the Gallery'
The Live Oak Artist's Guild along with the
Suwannee River Regional Library presents a Read-
ers Theater entitled "Gold Rush at the Gallery" on
Saturday. Tickets are $7 per person and coffee and
desserts will be served. John Bell from Liveonstage
Theatre Group has written a skit that should be fun
for folks of all ages. John has written and performed
many programs for the Live Oak Artist's Guild and
the Woman's Club and I know that this will be a
wonderful presentation. And, if there is anything (be-
sides art) that the members of the LOAG does well
it's cook and bake. So, come and enjoy a delightful
program and wonderful desserts and coffee at the
LOAG Gallery and Cultural Arts center at 213 2nd
St. NW. Live Oak. Tickets are available at the
Gallery or at the Frame Shop and Gallery, 109 W.
Howard St., Live Oak.


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F Faccstion


Attorney General McCollum


coming to Live Oak


Florida Attorney General Bill McCol-
lum is scheduled to speak Friday, Feb. 26
at 7 p.m. at the Live Oak Church of God.
McCollum served as a U.S. Congressman
from 1981-2001. In 1989 he founded the
U.S. House Task Force on Terrorism and
Unconventional Warfare and was recog-
nized as an expert on terrorism. He is now
seeking the Republican nomination for
governor of Florida.
"Given the current economic and politi-
cal climate in our nation, and here in


Florida, it has become clear to me that I
can best put my years of service
and experience to use by running for
governor of the state of Florida," McCol-
lum said.
Dinner tickets are $30 with special seat-
ing for VIP sponsorships. The talk is
sponsored by the Suwannee County Re-
publican Executive Committee.
For more information contact Barbara
Gill, 386-364-7784, or go to
www.suwanneegop.com.


Seasonal influenza vaccine for adults is
still available at the Suwannee County
Health Department for adults and children
age 36 months and older. This vaccine is
recommended in addition to any H1N1
(Swine Flu) vaccine that may become
available later this fall.
Seasonal flu vaccine is recommended
for those who are:
All children age 6 months and older
50 years of age and older
Persons at risk for complications
from influenza, including:
women who will be pregnant
during flu season
persons with chronic health problems
persons with a weakened immune
system
persons with muscle or nerve disor-


ders that can lead to breathing or swal-
lowing problems residents of nursing
homes and other long term care facilities
Healthcare providers
Caregivers of children from birth up to
5 years of age
Household contacts and caregivers of
people 50 years and older
Anyone with chronic medical prob-
lems
The vaccine will be given by appoint-
ment. Call 386-362-2708 for an appoint-
ment at the Live Oak clinic or 386-935-
1133 for an appointment at the Branford
clinic. There is no charge for the chil-
dren's seasonal flu vaccine. Adult season-
al flu vaccine is $30 and is covered by
Medicare.


Wellborn Neighborhood

Watch to meet


Each month on the last Thursday the
Wellborn Neighborhood Watch has its
regular meeting and at that time we
have scheduled speakers.
This month our guest speaker will be
Michael Ingram, Manager of Retail
Operations for the Hospice Attic in
Lake City and Gainesville. He will
explain to us exactly how the Attic
helps with funds for Haven Hospice
and the families that come there in


need. He will also explain how the
Attic helps families after Medicare and
other sources of help are no longer
available to them.
Please come and join us at the Blake
Lowe building next to Wellborn
Playground at 7 p.m. We have
refreshments before the meeting and
hope many of you can join us.
For information call Jane Campbell
at 208-8818.


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,uumannetr Bremorat
Section B
Wednesday, February 24, 2010


National FFA Week
February 20-27, 2010


Ladies fall to



Wildwood in



semi-regionals

By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
The Suwannee High School ladies basketball team lost a hard
fought game to Wildwood Feb. 17, 56-45 in semi-regional finals.
This is the first time the ladies basketball program has advanced to
those finals.
"We gave it our all, but came up a little short in the end," said
coach Jimmy Jackson. "It was a great ride while it lasted. We had a
great season, one that will be remembered for a long time."
Suwannee won two championships this season, the Madison
Christmas Invitational and the district championship.
"I would like to thank our seniors, Rictoria Merrick, Tara Oliv-
er, Jawanza Pipkin, Kemberlee Beaty and Tiyrenee Riley for
their commitment to this program and their desire to get better
every day," said Jackson.
Tatiyana Thomas led in scoring with 18 points. She also had
four assists. Merrick followed with 11 points and five rebounds.
Hope Chambers had six points, five rebounds and three blocks.
SEE LADIES FALL, PAGE 2B


Suwannee falls by

one point in last

game of season

By Jeff Waters
jeff.waters@gaflnews.com
Coach James Perry said his goal for next season's SHS boys
basketball team is to go to the state playoffs.
Suwannee (14-13) finished their season Thursday night, falling
to Ocala's Trinity Catholic by just one point. The final score was
65-64.
"All the elements were there for us to win that game," said
Perry. "It was right there for us to take that game."
Suwannee scored more points in the first quarter than Trinity
Catholic by 14-12. In the second quarter Suwannee only managed
seven points, to Trinity's 21. The third quarter Suwannee sank 15
points to Trinity's 14. Suwannee had 26 points in the fourth
quarter to Trinity's 18.


Suwannee
scoring summary
Marcus Lane 19
Jimmie Taylor 17
Keith Cherry 11
Andre Zanders 8
Brandon Soler 4
Rashad Gardenhire 3
Josh Randolph 2

Bulldogs

lose first

district

game
After nine innings, the
SHS lady softball team fell
to Williston Feb. 16, 4-3 in
the first district game of the
season.
"Jamie summers and
Destiny Perrin led the team
with two hits each with
Summers collecting two
RBI's," said coach Tommy
Chambers.
Suwannee collected nine
hits to Williston's 10.
Suwannee's Tinsley Smith
struck out eight batters,
while Williston managed to
strike out 10. Suwannee
played Ft. White Friday
and Madison Tuesday. See
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The SHS girls Ii
basketball team fell
short of regionals /
but had a great
season. Their last /
game was one of
the more exciting
games I've seen in a long while.
The girls should take pride in the
fact they got people excited
about basketball again. Andra
Davis, Kelly Jennings, and
Bruce Johnson, Suwannee
County's NFL contingent, were
all in attendance.
The Winter Olympics
continues and it was only 30
years ago we saw the Miracle on
Ice. The U.S. hockey team won
the gold. They are doing pretty
well this year as well. They won
SEE SPORTABOUT, PAGE 10B


Tatiyana Thomas dominates the court. Photo: Paul Buchanan SuwanneeSports.com


Live Oak's NFL contingent

comes together for local kids
Three Suwannee County natives, all players in
the NFL, join Live Oak's Tom Daniels for a look at
a photo of "the old days" before discussing
plans for a kid's football camp coming shortly.
The "Dream it, Do it" camp will be a joint venture
by the players and Daniels. The four met at ,
Daniels' local sporting goods shop, The Sports ,
Connection. Pictured from left: Andra Davis
(Denver Broncos), Daniels, Bruce Johnson (New
York Giants) and Kelly Jennings (Seattle Sea-
hawks). Photo: Jeff Waters .


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Continued From Page 1B
Kristiana Evans had six points and six
rebounds. Beaty had two points, four re-
bounds, four assists and two blocks and
Riley had two points and two rebounds.
"I would also like to thank our adminis-
tration staff, support staff, boosters and
our community for rallying around us this


Rictoria Merrick looks for an open shot. Photos: Paul Buchanan- SuwanneeSports.com


season," said Jackson. "Last, but not least,
my coaching staff, Brent Chambers, an
excellent teacher of the game, J.V. Coach
Cynthia Ford and Cheretta Ross, who are
all former Bulldog basketball players, for
helping to instill Bulldog pride in our pro-
gram. To our up coming seniors, the bar
has been set. What will be your legacy?
How do you want to be remembered?."


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Reporter Josh Hannah, President Katherine Haney, Treasurer- Dustin Lane, Parliamentarian- Laura-Kaitlyn Boatright, Vice President Rachel Morgan, Sentinel Ben Glass, Secre-
tary- Sarah Luther, Chaplain Drew Land, not pictured are: Historian Hanna Ragan, Student Advisor Teylor Alley, Community Reporter Kayla Ratliff


National FFA Week

February 20-27, 2010



Suwannee High FFA


The FFA is a youth organization
designed to develop leadership and
agriscience skills. FFA makes a posi-
tive difference in the lives of students
by developing premiere leadership,
personal growth, and career success
through agricultural education. In
our local FFA chapter we are fulfill-


ing this mission daily by providing a
wide variety of career development
events and leadership activities. Our
current program of activities includes
preparing teams for dairy judging,
meat judging, poultry judging, land
judging, horse judging, livestock
judging, veggie judging, ornamental


horticulture, and ag. issues competi-
tions. The 82nd State Convention
will be held in Orlando, June 14 -
18.
February 20 27 is National FFA
Week. During that week, there will
an Alumni/Chapter meeting and soft-
ball game, the Annual Teacher Ap-


preciation Luncheon, land judging
contest and much more. Also, the
FFA will be hosting a golf tourna-
ment at the Suwannee Country Club
on March 6 to raise money for schol-
arships for seniors, and state conven-
tion, and other FFA related events
and activities.


Junior Officers:
Sentinel Jason Howdyshell, President Taylor Randall, Vice President Taylor Henderson, Reporter- Braxton Hicks, Secretary Wesley Thomas,
not pictured are: Treasurer Jesse Dean


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Members of the Branford FFA clean up Ruth Springs during the group's annual River Cleanup Day. Courtesy photos


This year, so far, has proved
to be another busy year for
members of the Branford
FFA. Perhaps one of the
largest achievements has
been the chartering of a Branford Middle
School Chapter. For the first year ever,
Branford now has two FFA chapters, a
middle school chapter for students in
grades 6-8, and our long-standing
high school chapter for students
in grades 9-12. With the new B
chapter, Branford has been able B -
to send students to compete in
many various Career Develop-
ment Events (competitions) at
both the middle school level, and
high school level. It has also
provided an opportunity for
many younger students to get in-
volved in FFA and agriculture
and begin to train for future FFA
events, when previously, Bran-
ford students were not eligible
until ninth grade.

We have participated in
forestry, farm judging, parliamen-
tary procedure, creed speaking,
prepared speaking, extemporane-
ous speaking, tractor driving,
dairy judging, and ag business
management to date, and plan to
compete in land judging and
poultry judging in the future. Of
these competitions 70-80% of
team members were new, first-
time competitors in these events,
providing an encouraging outlook
for the Branford future of our
FFA competitions. Also, the
dairy judging team and ag busi-
ness management teams scored
high enough at the district level
to qualify for state competitions,
which have not yet taken place.
Dewayne Aderholt, the Branford
FFA tractor operations represen-
tative, won first place at sub-dis-
trict and district competition, and
will compete at the state level
during the FFA convention in
June.

We have also had the opportu-
nity to give back to our commu-
nity with service in many areas,
and still have some planned dur-
ing the rest of the year. We have
been able to park cars for the
Suwannee River Riding Club's
annual rodeo. We have been able
to clean up our area's rivers, by


participating in our annual "River
Cleanup" event and focusing on three of
our areas river "parks". In the late fall,
our classes grew several acres of peas,
that we picked and gave away to as many
Branford citizens as we could find. We
also participated in a new event this year,
having chapter members and officers
"adopt" two teenagers from the Christmas
Dream machine and buy gifts for them.


We are also planning to clean up our 2-3
mile stretch of highway on 129, during
our spring "Adopt a Highway" event.

We have also had many learning oppor-
tunities available for students that are
members of FFA, or our town of Bran-
ford. We have had officer leadership re-
treats at the home of our advisor, a steer
"clinic", for members showing steers at


ranford FFA chapter


National FFA Week
February 20-27, 2010


Girls that competed in FFA sub-district competitions smile for the camera after a job well-done!


the county fair, proficiency award work-
shops, and resume writing "classes". We
are currently in the process of trying to
plan for some officers, members and
alumni to attend "Ag on the Hill" in Talla-
hassee in March, educating our public of-
ficials on the importance of agriculture in
our state and encouraging them to contin-
ue supporting the Florida FFA chapters.

As always, we are planning a
HUGE FFA week celebration,
with daily events, including "Ag
Olympics", "decorate your Door",
"Breakfast for our teachers", "Blue
and Gold day", and much more!
And as we do every year, we will
recognize the members who have
stepped forward in leadership po-
sitions, and the community mem-
bers who have helped our chapter,
at our end of the year dinner-ban-
quet.

Chapter officers for this year
(2009-2010) are: Trevor Harrison,
President; Dewayne Aderholt,
Vice President; Amy Smith, Secre-
tary; Jordan Gaylard, Treasurer;
Ariel Harrison, Reporter; Kirk
Davis, Historian; Kaleb Kelley,
Sentinel; Stevie Harris, Chaplain;
Mackenzie Akers, Parliamentarian;
and Jimmy Wilkerson ("Doc"),
Advisor.

Our chapter is so lucky to live in
such a caring, agricultural town
that really does try to help students
i better themselves. In a time when
education is troubled, Branford
and Live Oak businesses and citi-
zens have really been "stepping up
to the plate" to help our chapter
out, both with opportunities and
! help. Also, at a time when our
economy has been so short for so
many things, we have been blessed
S with supporters that always come
through and find some way to
2r help! Words could not say how
thankful we are for all of the sup-
S port we receive, nor the faith that
) you put in our members to become
a better generation. The leader-
ship skills, friendships and knowl-
edge that we receive from being
active FFA members will carry us
through a lifetime of "giving back"
to those who will come after us!
We truly are "Learning to do, Do-
ing to learn, Learning to live, Liv-
ing to serve." (FFA Motto)


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the other night and the
goalie made an incredible
42 saves. The U.S. is the
leading medal winner as I
write.
Spring training is about
start. It must be difficult
when you have to take a 6
million dollar pay cut to
just make 6 million. I am
referring to Johnny
Damon's situation. It is
amazing how fast you can
lose track of reality.
Salaries used to reflect the
fact that your career was a
short one. I would venture
to say 6 million is more
than most of us will make
over many, many lifetimes.
The search for
Suwannee's new head
football coach continues.
When details become
available we will be quick
to get on line and in the
paper. Hopefully there will
be a determination before
March Madness begins. In
the meantime catch the
action at the Rick Norris
field for softball and
Booster field for baseball.
The dedication of the
Tommy Abercrombie field
at the middle school was
held Saturday and
beautifully and
respectfully done. It
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Suwannee Legals
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
024-2010
CITY OF LIVE OAK
ALBRITTON HOUSTON DRAINAGE
IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
The City of Live Oak City Council herein
referred to as the Owner, will receive
sealed bids marked "SEALED BID for
CITY OF LIVE OAK ALBRITTON -
HOUSTON DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT
PROJECT". Bid packages will be
received by the Live Oak City
Administrator, Live Oak, Florida for the
construction of the Project, which shall
include under one contract the
construction and installation of the
following major items:
* Storm Sewer conveyance system (24 to
42" pipe)
* Concrete sidewalk and curb removal
and replacement
* Concrete pavement removal
* Asphalt removal and replacement
Earthwork and Pond grading
* Miscellaneous site work and grading
modifications.
Proposals shall be addressed to the Live
Oak City Administrator and delivered to
the City Offices, located at 101 White
Avenue, SE, Live Oak, Florida, 32064 no
later than 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
March 3, 2010. Proposals shall be
designated as "SEALED BID for CITY
OF LIVE OAK ALBRITTON -
HOUSTON DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT
PROJECT". All bids must be submitted
in triplicate. Any bids received after the
specified time and date will not be
considered. The sealed bids will be
publicly opened and read aloud at 2:00
pm on March 3, 2010 at City Hall,
Council Chambers at the above address.
Interested parties should contact
Eutaw Utilities, Inc. at 415 Saint
Francis Street, Unit #114, Tallahassee,
Florida 32301, phone (850) 383-0400,
fax (888) 878-2939 for a complete set
of bid documents. A payment in cash
or check payable to Eutaw Utilities,
Inc. will be required for each complete
set of the bid documents. This
payment represents reproduction and
shipping costs and is non-refundable.
Complete sets of Bidding Documents
are $100.oo00 for the Drawings and
Specifications including standard
overnight delivery.


The owner reserves the right to waive
any informality or to reject any or all bids.
Live Oak is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. Each Bidder must deposit
with his/her bid security in the amount,
form and subject to the conditions
provided in the Information for Bidders.
Sureties used for obtaining bonds must
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Actress, playwright Dorothy Leeds brings an 'instructive' show to LCCC


Staff
What can we learn from bad women?
The answer to that age-old question will be answered
on Tuesday, March 2 when "Good Lessons from Bad
Women" is presented at Lake City Community College.
The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the college's Levy Per-
forming Arts Center and the fifth show of LCCC's 2009-
10 Lyceum Series.
Presented by LCCC in honor of Women's History
Month, "Women" is a virtuoso one-woman play per-
formed by nationally known actress, playwright, motiva-
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person performance piece, and Dorothy's show
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just phenomenal-funny, insightful, and extremely
talented."
"Men as well as women will enjoy this show and
I'm looking forward to a big turnout. 'Good
Lessons from Bad Women' will be a great night of
theater. I guarantee it."
Tickets for "Good Lessons from Bad Women"
are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors age 55 and over,
and $13 for LCCC staff and students and students
from other schools. To reserve or buy tickets or for
more show information call the Levy Performing Arts
Center box office at (386) 754-4340.
Prior to the performance dinner will be served in the
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which just completed a
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David Church, RFDTV's most requested




artist, coming to Live Oak


RFDTV's most requested artist, David
Church, will perform in the "Road to Bran-
son Tour" Sunday evening, March 7, at the
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live
Oak. Also on the program will be David's
wife, Terri Lisa Church, a talented
singer/songwriter. "We are honored to be
performing at the Spirit of Suwannee Music
Park on our Road to Branson Tour," David
Church said.
David is a featured artist on RFDTV's
popular show, "Midwest Country." The
show is broadcast to more than 130 million
via satellite and cable networks both nation-
ally and regionally. RFDTV is broadcast
from Nashville, TN to Dishnet, DirecTV,
Comcast and Mediacom Cable customers.
The show features major artists such as Bill
Anderson, Jean Shepard and numerous oth-
ers. The producer of Midwest Country, Joe
Jenson states, "David has something spe-
cial, that same charisma that Hank


(Williams Sr.) had. When he walks on
stage, the audience is spellbound! He is our
most popular act!"
David will be singing some of the music
from his latest CD, There You Are, along
with a tribute to Hank Williams Sr.
Church has been featured in major coun-
try magazines like Country Weekly, Front
Row News, Country Music Report,
Nashville Music Guide, The Tub Magazine
and recently, DREAMWEST, the Premiere
Country Music Magazine in Europe. The
two page article was included among major
artists from Taylor Swift to Dierks Bentley.
As a result, Church recently performed to a
sold out show in Le Mans, France.
Terri Lisa Church will be debuting songs
from her new CD, I Find Myself In You,
which includes some Patsy Cline and Tam-
my Wynette music and a duet with David
Church. Terri Lisa originally performed
with the popular gospel group, "The King's


Heirs" throughout Northern Indiana. She
started a variety group in the mid 90s
called, "Joyful Noise," featuring gospel,
country, 50/60s and pop music. In 1998 the
group performed at a huge RV rally in Cen-
tral Indiana where she met and eventually
married singer/songwriter David Church.
Bob Everhart, president of the National
Traditional Country Music Association,
states, "It is indeed my pleasure to inform
anyone who likes traditional country music
that the David & Lisa Church musical pre-
sentations are a double whammy of the best
traditional country music available today."
Admission is $15 advance and $18 at the
door. Doors to the Music Hall open at 5
p.m. and show begins at 7 p.m.
For more information or to buy advance
tickets, call the SOSMP at 386-364-1683,
go to the Web site at
www.musicliveshere.com or e-mail the
SOSMP at spirit@musicliveshere.com.


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David Church will perform at the
Spirit of the Suwannee in Live Oak
March 7. Courtesy photo


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Mike Mullis to perform, host


open mic night at music park


Mike Mullis, known as
the Gator Chomp Guy,
puts on a fantastic musical
show. Mike will be at the
Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park Friday night to
hold open mic and also
perform some great music
for listening and dancing.
Mike co-wrote words
and music for the song,
"GatorChomp," a rollick-
ing song about the Univer-
sity of Florida football
program.
Mike and his band,
WhooWhee, recently won
first place in the Battle of
the Bands at the Annual
Ham Jam in Green Cove
Springs! They took the
prize over 10 great bands,
taking home $2,000 in
prize money and a guaran-
teed slot to play at the
2010 Suwannee River Jam
at the SOSMP!
Mike's fans also love to


Mike Mullis, known as the Gator Chomp Guy, will be at the
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Friday night to hold open
mic and also perform some great music. Courtesy photo


visit with him at the
SOSMP where they can
hear him sing and play his
awesome music. He'll be
doing just that this Friday
night in the Music Hall.
There will also be time
for talented audience
members to take the mic.
If you're a polished per-
former and would like to
try the open mic, come on
out. You could be the next
big star!
Admission Friday night
is $5 per person. Howev-
er, Friday night only, the
$5 can be applied to your


food and beverage tab.
Doors to the Music Hall
open at 5 p.m., show be-
gins at 7 p.m.
For more information
about this ,i.. ,i,, event
or the i".I,.. inI.
Springfest, Wanee, 8th An-
nual R... \ -V.li~h. 1. I or
the t'i.. .i country music
jam in the South, the
Suwannee River Jam, call
the SOSMP at 386-364-
1683, go to the SOSMP
website at www.musi-
cliveshere.com or e-mail
the SOSMP at spirit@mu-
sicliveshere.com.


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(1) Horse Farm: 55 acres with a 5
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. Approx. 3 miles from I-
75. Call for more information. Just
listed $599,999.
(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. REDUCED TO
$260,000.
(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 $145,900.
(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) 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 $72,000.
(15) Madison Co.: 40 acres in 16
year old slash planted pines off CR
255 good elevation. Good buy at
$175,000.
(16) 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
$168,000.
(17) Farms of 10 Mill Hollow: 4
acres in grass/cropland with
scattered trees. $32,500.
(18) Near City: Off US 90 East 5
acres wooded near golf course.
Good buy @ $44,900.
(19) 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.
(20) 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.
(21) Keaton Beach: Deep Water
Canal lot near public boat ramp,
sewer & water. Good buy @
$125,000.
(22) 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.
(23) 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.
(24) 193rd Rd.: 6.59 acres wooded
on paved road. Good area. Good
buy @ $37,500.
(25) Hamilton County: 40 acre
wooded on county road. Good
hunting area that adjoins
SRWMD. $149,500.
(26) New 3 bedroom, 2 bath
CH/AC home. City sewer & water,
privacy fence. Good Buy @
$95,000.
(27) Off CR 249: 3 wooded lots,
will work for mobile homes, on
county road. Good buy @ $12,600
for all three.
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dent and general manager. "Plus, to help
keep guests feeling refreshed, the park
has removed more than 350 tons of con-
crete to make way for more shade trees
and a new, interactive water fountain."
Three new rides join park favorite
The new season promises more thrills
with three new family rides. Guests
will twist and turn on Whirling Wild-
cats, a spinning scrambler that propels
thrill seekers of all ages in a circular
motion. They will test their fear of
heights on Viking Voyage, a five story
family roller coaster that takes guests on
a 40 mph ride with surprising dips and
turns. Finally, they will find themselves
in the driver's seat on Falcon Flyers, a
flying scooter ride, overlooking WA's
famed central lake.
After an extensive renovation, WA's
popular wooden roller coaster, The
Cheetah, will also feel like a new ride to
park guests. A million dollar refurbish-
ment was designed to provide a
smoother ride without sacrificing the
wild excitement wooden coaster lovers
have come to expect.
Fresh entertainment debuts month-
ly
WA surprises guests all year long with
exclusive, limited engagement shows in-
cluding a special guest appearance by
Kaptain Robbie Knievel on July 3, who
will be attempting a leap over WA's
iconic lake.
The park opens with world famous
magician Aaron Radatz, who mesmer-
izes guests with his Vegas-style magic
show. In April, WA maintains its tradi-
tion of offering breathtaking animal per-
formances with the premiere of Tigers
of India. The award winning show fea-
tures seven majestic tigers. The live act
highlights the incredible bond of man
and tiger while showcasing the animals'
natural behavior.
May brings the opening of Country
Rocks Live! to WA. With a variety of
gifted singers, this new show brings mu-
sic to life with country hits from yester-
day and today.
The summer heats up with high ener-
gy performances guests cannot find any-
where else. The Anastasinis are eighth
generation performers who join the
park's show lineup in June with unbe-
lievable juggling, high wire, and acro-
batic performances under a big top tent.
Also in June, popular hypnotist Tammy
Barton takes guests on a journey of the
mind.
Starting in July, the antics of the Dana
Kunze High Dive Show entertain with a
mix of high diving tricks and comedy.
Man's best friend takes center stage in
July with Doggies of the Wild West.
Marshall Rowdy Yo along with his side-
kick, Calamity Jo, amaze and amuse au-
diences with a cast of "Pooches from
the Prairie."
Concert line-up offers variety
of musical styles
Featuring the region's largest outdoor


amphitheater, WA promises families a
variety of musical experiences from
spring through fall. The park line-up
includes 20 concert performances in the
rock, pop, country, Christian and gospel
genres. Already scheduled to perform
are:

March 13 Lynyrd Skynyrd
March 20 George Thorogood
& Los Lonely Boys
April 10 Jeremy Camp
April 17 REO Speedwagon
& Styx
April 24 Josh Turner
May 8 Wynonna
May 15 Chicago
May 29 David Crowder Band
June 12 Steven Curtis Chapman
June 19 Tye Tribbett
& Kirk Franklin
June 26 Rodney Atkins
Sept. 25 Third Day
Oct. 2 Vince Neil
TBA Backstreet Boys

More concerts will be announced soon
to complete the 2010 concert season. All
concerts are free with general park admis-
sion or a 2010 Season Pass. Reserved
seats are available for an additional $10.
New spots to refresh and recharge
In March, WA marks the debut of a
new, greener landscape plus spots for
guests to cool off. The goal is to create
shadier spots for the warmer spring and
summer months. To create the parkwide
changes, more than 4oo new trees have
been planted along new pathways, creat-
ing an overall guest-friendlier environ-
ment. A new interactive, jumping water
fountain will delight kids and parents
alike with 22 jets that spray in all direc-
tions.
"Last season, WA unveiled our multi-
million dollar Splash Island Water Park
renovation including the opening of the
popular Wahee Cyclone. This year, we
wanted to add even more spots to help
families cool off in the warmer tempera-
tures," said Montgomery.
In addition, WA offers new sweet and
savory food options to tempt taste buds.
Guests can cool off with real fruit
smoothies, and frozen treats at Fresh N'
Fruity or they can journey to Voyager's
Treats for a freshly made, sweet puff.
Guests can also watch their food as it
cooks at BBQ Smokehouse, with smoked
delights such as turkey legs, sausage, and
roasted corn.
Season passholder sneak peek
Passholders can check out WA's new
rides and shows before everyone else on
Friday, March 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. Season
passes are on-sale now at www.WildAd-
ventures.com. Regular passes are $59.99
and Gold Passes including free parking
are $79.99. General admission tickets for
the official park opening on Saturday,
March 6 are also on-sale. General park
admission includes the second day FREE.
Adults tickets are $45.99, kids (ages 3-9)
and seniors (55 and older) are $40.99.
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Are you looking for a place to share your talents? Do
you enjoy meaningful conversation with a good friend?
How 'bout a good book?
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
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 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 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 meet-
ing 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 Commit-
tee meets at Live Oak City Hall, in the Council Cham-
bers, at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. If the
first Thursday is the first day of the month, then the
meeting will be on the following Thursday. Each meet-
ing has a guest speaker or there will be current issues
brought up for discussion. All are welcome to attend.
For more information, call Chairman Carl Meece, 386-
776-1444.

Branford TOPS meeting
changes locations
We now meet every Tuesday at L & M Scrapbooking lo-
cated 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
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organization is seeking a location in the Branford area


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indicates men are more likely to be
snorers. In fact, four out of every 10
men will snore. For partners
sleeping (or trying to sleep) next to
these individuals, rest may be
disturbed and relationships could be
affected.

Snoring is also dangerous for the
snorer. It could be a sign of airway
obstruction or a condition called
apnea, where one briefly stops
breathing. Snorers may not be
getting the rest they need due to
their snoring -- especially if a bed
partner is waking the snorer up to
cease his snoring.

Snoring is basically noisy breathing
that occurs as a result of partial
obstruction of the air passages. This
is usually due to the soft tissues of
the palate, uvula, tongue, and tonsils
relaxing during sleep. There are a
number of factors that can
contribute to snoring and remedies
to try. Here are some of the ways to
get a little peace and quiet pillow
time.

1. Sleep on your side. Back sleeping
can make snoring worse. If you tend
to roll over during the night, placing
a ball or something uncomfortable
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2. Lose weight. Excess weight can
contribute to airway constriction.

3. Avoid dairy before bed. Milk
products can contribute to excess
mucus formation, which can block
air passages.

4. Avoid alcohol and sleeping pills.
Both of these items can relax
muscles and make snoring worse.

5. Don't take antihistamines before
bed. Antihistamines, too, will relax
muscles, potentially contributing to
snoring.

6. Use a cool-mist humidifier.
Adding moisture to the air may help
alleviate dry air passages and
snoring.

7. Elevate your head. Use several
pillows or thicker ones to lift your
head.

8. Quit smoking. If you are a
smoker, try to quit smoking. If you
can't, avoid smoking right before
bed. Smoking inflames the air
passages and can cause air
obstruction.

9. Don't gorge before bed. If your
stomach is full, it will push up on
your diaphragm and limit breathing
passageways.

If snoring is adversely affecting
your life, consult with a doctor for
other options.


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Deadline for accepting
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FSU playwright Dan Dietz wins

'National Ten-Minute


Play Contest'


TALLAHASSEE For
"Lobster Boy," his
haunting 10-minute play
about a little boy who
literally feels no pain and
the brother who seeks to
cure him, Assistant
Professor of playwrighting
Dan Dietz of The Florida
State University has won
the 2010 Heideman Award.
The prestigious prize
goes to the winner of the
annual "National Ten-
Minute Play Contest,"
which is sponsored by the
distinguished Actors
Theatre of Louisville and
draws thousands of entries


- all 10 pages and 10
minutes long, or less -
from across the United
States. Each year, Actors
Theatre serves as host for
the Humana Festival of
New American Plays, the
nation's premiere
showcase of new work.
At the upcoming
Humana Festival, "Lobster
Boy" by Dietz is among
four new short plays that
will debut at Actors
Theatre of Louisville on
March 27 and 28. Festival
audiences typically include
theatergoers from around
the world.


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Dietz, who directs the
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Stage and Screen" that is
offered jointly by the
School of Theatre, his
faculty home, and The
Film School at Florida
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for the minimum of 10 weeks
or until no longer required.
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depending on qualifications
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telephone (386)362-6869.
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All real estate advertising in thi,
newspaper is subject to the Fai
Housing Act which makes it illegal
to advertise "any preference, limi
station or discrimination based or
race, color, religion, sex, disabili
ty, familial status or national ori
gin, or an intention, to make anm
such preference, limitation an(
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todians, pregnant women anh
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Houses for Rent
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on 2 acres, in the country. Pecan
Trees, W/D Hook-up, Fenced
area for Horses. $600/mo. 386-
362- 6647 or 386-965-9238
HOUSE 2Bd/1Ba CHA, Fridge,
Stove, Seperate storage bldg.
new paint & hardwood floors
$600 + Utlities $500 Sec Dep.
Ref's, No Smokers, No Pets
downtown Live Oak. Call for app
362-1837 days or after 6prm 362-
6156 Cell 590-0204 Ask for Ellen
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386-362-3002 or 318-840-4802
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lease required. $750 1st &
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Mobile Homes for Rent
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RENT WITH OPTION TO BUY
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Mobile Homes for Sale
OWNER FINANCING Available
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FSU playwright Dan Dietz wins

'National Ten-Minute

Play Contest' again

Continued From Page 5

State. A four-time finalist, Dietz earned his first
Heideman in 2003 for the 10-minute play "Trash
Anthem." With this year's win, he is one of just two
playwrights nationwide to have claimed the prize more
than once.
"I feel both honored and lucky to be the Heideman
winner for a second time, since Actors Theatre has so
rarely bestowed it twice on the same playwright," Dietz
said.
He calls "Lobster Boy" a "kind of unusual theatrical
experience."
"It's a story told by a man in his 30s about two young
brothers, the younger of whom was born without the
ability to feel pain. The older brother hatches a plan to
help his sibling learn how to experience pain with
tragic and ironic consequences. The story is assisted by a
series of slides that describe elements of the story being
told. So the experience feels like part suspenseful story,
part lecture. And, then the question arises, is the older
man who is telling the story really the older brother
within the story? It all makes for an experience that I
hope will be creepy, poignant and, at times, even funny."
After earning an MFA in Playwriting from the
University of Texas-Austin in 1999 and teaching nearby
at Southwestern University, Dietz joined the School of
Theatre faculty at Florida State in 2007.
"I think my favorite thing about Florida State
University and its School of Theatre is the energy,
enthusiasm and dedication of the students," he said.
"Nowhere have I seen a more motivated group of kids.
They are absolutely determined to make theatre, even if it
means doing everything themselves, from finding a
theatre space to acquiring props and costumes to writing
the script to getting people in the seats. It is no wonder
FSU students are so successful after leaving the
university. This scrappy, do-or-die attitude is what it takes
to make it in the theatre, and they've got it in spades."
In addition to his Heideman Award-winning 10-minute
works, plays penned by Dietz include "Dirigible," "Blind
Horses," "Tilt Angel," "Americamisfit," "The
Sandreckoner," and "tempOdyssey," which was
performed on stages from New York City to Los Angeles
and named a finalist for the 2007 PEN USA Literary
Award in Drama.
Dietz has been honored with a James A. Michener
Fellowship, a Josephine Bay Paul Fellowship, and the
Austin Critics Table Award for Best New Play. His work
has been presented at the Kennedy Center, the Public
Theater, CenterStage, the Playwrights' Center, and the
Summer Play Festival, among other venues. He has twice
been named a finalist for the Princess Grace Award, and
was a nominee for the Oppenheimer/Newsday Award.
Starting in 2011, the National Ten-Minute Play Contest
and its Heideman Award will be jointly sponsored by City
Theatre of Miami, Fla., and Actors Theatre of Louisville.
To learn more about the 2010 Humana Festival of New
American Plays, slated for Feb. 21-March 28, visit the
Actors Theatre Web site at
www.actorstheatr. .-.. 7,,,,, ,,,., 1,1, 1 For additional
information on the School of Theatre, part of the College
of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance at The Florida State
University, go to http://theatre.fsu.edu/


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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 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 Gcnic.ii,-, 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 Gcc.,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.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly
We know everyone has different hopes and dreams,
different health conditions and weight loss goals. TOPS
helps people meet their individual needs through group
support.
However you measure success and whatever you have
to lose, TOPS is here for you.
Change take time. Take Off Pounds Sensibly supports
you, no matter how long, even after you've reached your
goal.
There is no quick fixes at TOPS and no phony guaran-
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mitment on your part, but if you bring the desire, we can
help.
We meet every Wednesday morning at 9 at the Com-
munity Church of God, 10639 US 129 South, Live Oak.
For more information contact Barbara at 362-5933.

AARP tax filing service
suspended
Due to volunteer leadership staffing difficulties, AARP
Tax-Aide has found it necessary to temporarily suspend
its free volunteer tax preparation service in Suwannee,
Hamilton and Columbia counties this tax filing season
that would have begun Feb. 1. AARP Tax-Aide wants all
citizens to know that they are deeply committed to assist-
ing the taxpayers in these areas, and they are working to
rectify this situation for next year.
In the interim, to locate an alternate site near them, tax-
payers may visit the AARP Tax-Aide Web site at
www.aarp.org/taxaide, or call toll-free 1-888-227-7669.
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Caladium bulbs
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To place your order, call:
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Andrea Miller 386-963-3172.

Rocky Sink Baptist
Rocky Sink Baptist would like to invite all to come
meet their Pastor Robert Carter.
8422 169th RD. Live Oak, FL.

Live Oak Partnership
meeting schedule changes
The Live Oak Partnership Revitalization Board will
meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 3:30
p.m. The meetings will be held at the Live Oak City Hall
complex. Unless otherwise noted, these meetings will be


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Hall office.

MOAA meets fourth Tuesdays
MOAA (Military Officers Association of America,
Suwannee River Valley Chapter) meets fourth Thursday,
6:30 p.m., Elks Club, Lake City for dinner and program.
Info: Steve Casto 386-497-2986.

Seasonal flu vaccine still
available at health department
Seasonal influenza vaccine for adults is still available
at the Suwannee County Health Department for adults
and children age 36 months and older. This vaccine is
recommended in addition to any H1N1 (Swine Flu)
vaccine that may become available later this fall.

Seasonal flu vaccine is recommended for those who
are:
All children age 6 months and older
50 years of age and older
Persons at risk for complications from influenza,
including:
women who will be pregnant during flu season
persons with chronic health problems
persons with a weakened immune system
persons with muscle or nerve disorders that can lead
to breathing or swallowing problems
residents of nursing homes and other long term care
facilities
Healthcare providers
Caregivers of children from birth up to 5 years of age
Household contacts and caregivers of people 50 years
and older
Anyone with chronic medical problems

The vaccine will be given by appointment. Call 386-
362-2708 for an appointment at the Live Oak clinic or
386-935-1133 for an appointment at the Branford clinic.
There is no charge for the children's seasonal flu vaccine.
Adult seasonal flu vaccine is $30 and is covered by
Medicare.

Free English-speaking
and literacy classes
Provided by Columbia County School District's Career
and Adult Education Program

Where: Wellborn, Florida
Unity of God Ministries, Inc.
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New master gardener

volunteer training
Suwannee County UF/IFAS Extension will be offering
training for new Master Gardener Volunteers.
CLASSES: Wednesdays, February 17-June 2, 2010
from 8:30 am-4:00 pm
COST: $100 which includes manuals, lawn handbook
and field trips
The classes will be held at the Suwannee County Ex-
tension Office which is located at 1302 llth Street SW,
Live Oak (next to the coliseum).
The training is for individuals who can donate 75 hours
of their time to help Extension Agents improve landscape
and gardening practices.
For more information, contact Carolyn Saft or Pamela
Burke at the Suwannee County Extension Office at 386/-
362-2771 or csaft318@ufl.edu.

Educational program for

adults with Type 2 diabetes
Through March 25
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 Jan. 28 to March 25 and will be held on
Thursday 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!

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"Alternative Vegetable Gardening With an Organic Twist"
at the Suwannee River Regional Library-Live Oak. This
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on the third Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m.
Discussion will include raised beds, vertical growing
and other containers, plant selection and insect
management.
Other topics to be discussed throughout the series
include: "Native and Drought Tolerant Plants", "So
What's Bugging You?", and "How and When to Prune".
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Web challenge could benefit

animal shelter
Through mid-April
The Suwannee County Animal Control Shelter is en-
tered into a shelter challenge sponsored by Petfinders
and the animal rescue site. In order to win we need
everyone to log onto www.theanimalrescuesite.com and
vote for Suwannee County Animal Control Shelter. You
can do this once a day. The contest runs through mid-
April. Please, we need your help and it only takes a
few minutes a day. Not only can we possibly win the
grand prize of $100,000 but there are weekly prizes
also.

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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SUWANNEE VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY


CRITTER CORNER


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.255 north .8 of a mile
We are a Limited Space Shelter (no
kill). You must check with us prior to
bringing a drop-off animal to the shel-
ter. 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.suwanneevalleyhu-
manesociety.org or at our e-mail address
suwanneevalley@embarqmail.com.
We service the surrounding counties
of Madison, Suwannee, Hamilton,
Lafayette, Columbia and Taylor. We do
not pick up animals.
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) 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-
nations for the stores. Please keep us in
mind if you have items in good condi-
tion you would like to donate to us.
RECYCLING:
We have a recycling bin on our prop-
erty newspapers, magazines, and cata-
logs. The bin will take all kinds of pa-
per. 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 IN-
CLUDES, spay/neuter, wormed, boost-


shots, heartworm/feline leukemia tested,
microchips, and rabies shot (if old
enough). We also a Diamond in the
Ruff program, ask about it. Please
come visit us, our animals would love
to meet you.
FEATURED ANIMALS
FOR ADOPTIONS
DOGS:
#3686 Blinky is a Pekingese Mix,
he is 1 1/2 years old. He is black with a
little white. He is a very friendly dog.
#3665 Tori is a Lab Mix, she is all
black. She is 9 months old and a little
shy.
#3625 Little Bit is 2 years months
old. She is a Black and white and is a
Corgi Mix.
#3612 Vicki is a brown, Blood-
hound Mix. She is 1 year 8 months old.
She is a real sweet heart.
#3511 Snickers is a Mixed Breed,
she is brindle color. She is 3 years 3


months old. She weighs 48.8 lbs.
CATS:
#3779 Akony is a female Calico
cat. She is 2 years old and weighs
7.5 lbs.
#3778 Connor is a 6 month old,
male kitty. He is orange and weighs
3.14 lbs.
#3777 Meko is a light color Cali-
co, She is 10 months old. And weighs
5 lbs.
#3775 Gator is a 10 months old
kitty. He is orange and white, and
weighs 6.11 1/2 lbs.
#3754 Snowball is a Cream col-
ored, shorthaired kitty. He is 4 1/2
months old and weighs 4.3 1/2 lbs.
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www'.lc'ttio.com or you can find us on
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Dolphins could be ideal model to study


human cervical cancer, say UF vets


By Sarah Carey
After testing dozens of
samples from marine mam-
mals, University of Florida
aquatic animal health ex-
perts say they have found
the ideal model for the
study of cervical cancer in
people.
"We discovered that dol-
phins get multiple infec-
tions of papillomaviruses,
which are known to be
linked with cervical cancer
in women," said Hendrik
Nollens, D.V.M., Ph.D., a
marine mammal biologist
and clinical assistant pro-


fessor at UF's College of
Veterinary Medicine re-
cently at the annual meet-
ing of the American Acad-
emy for the Advancement
of Science. "Dolphins are
the only species besides
humans that we know of
that can harbor coinfec-
tions, or infections of mul-
tiple papillomavirus types,
in the genital mucosa."
There are approximately
100 types of human papil-
lomaviruses, and multiple
infections of up to eight
HPV types have been re-
ported in humans, he said.


"Even more surprisingly,
some virus groups have
shown the ability to cross
the marine-terrestrial
ecosystem boundary -
from sea to land," Nollens
said. "We have demon-
strated at least one case of
genetic recombination be-
tween viruses of human
and marine mammals. So
while it's exciting that dol-
phins can provide a unique
window into the role of
coinfection in human cer-
vical cancer, we can't rule
out that the next high-risk
virus, such as SARS, or


West Nile, might actually
come from the marine en-
vironment."
The presence of coinfec-
tions is believed to be one
of the biggest risk factors
for the development of
cervical cancer in humans,
Nollens said, although he
added that there is no evi-
dence that dolphins devel-
op the disease.
"Why do people develop
the disease, but dolphins
don't? If we can figure out
why, the human medical
community might be very
interested in how that in-


formation might be applied
to human strategies for
preventing the disease," he
said.
Of all creatures that in-
habit the ocean, dolphins
and other marine mammals
are the closest relatives of
humans, but researchers
say scientific knowledge
of infectious diseases, par-
ticularly viral diseases, af-
fecting these animals is
limited.
In hopes of shedding
more light on the nature,
prevalence and potential of
such diseases to be passed


Hendrik Nollens, D.V.M., Ph.D., a marine mammal biologist and clinical assistant professor at UF's College of Veterinary Medicine. Courtesy photo


to humans, Nollens and his
colleagues at UF's Marine
Animal Disease Laboratory
have embarked on a large-
scale collaborative research
project to catalogue previ-
ously unrecognized and
emerging viruses of marine
mammals, both in collec-
tions and in the wild.
Over a four-year period,
some 1,500 blood, tissue
and fecal samples taken
from dolphins have been
analyzed at different labo-
ratories across the United
States, Nollens said. No
animals were harmed dur-
ing collection of cell and
tissue samples, although
some were obtained from


Of all creatures
that inhabit the
ocean, dolphins
and other marine
mammals are the
closest relatives of
humans, but
researchers say
scientific
knowledge of
infectious
diseases,
particularly viral
diseases, affecting
these animals is
limited.

animals that have died of
natural causes in the wild.
"Some 90 percent of
what we do in the laborato-
ry is molecular analyses,"
Nollens said. "Because of
advances in molecular
medicine since January
2006, we've found more
than 40 new viruses in dol-
phins alone. When the last
textbook came out in 2003,
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All viruses found in the
laboratory and suspected of
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sess the impact each could
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agement and prevention
strategies.
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understand disease and dis-
ease prevention," Nollens
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than a decade, scientists
have been looking for
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including cancer, among
marine invertebrates.
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similar story with dolphin
papilloma viruses and pre-
vention of cervical cancer
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at marine animals."
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ing to Teri Rowles,
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sponse Program.
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disciplinary 'One Health'
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Energy drinks, favored among young people for the
beverages' caffeine jolt, also play a lead role in several
popular alcoholic drinks, such as Red Bull and vodka.
But combining alcohol and energy drinks may create a
dangerous mix, according to University of Florida re-
search.
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after drinking than bar patrons who drank alcohol only.
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Addictive Behaviors.
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less intoxicated than they really are," said the study's
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tings, Thombs said.
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more than 800 randomly selected patrons exiting estab-
lishments in a college bar district between the hours of
10 p.m. and 3 a.m. Researchers conducted face-to-face
interviews with participants to gather demographic in-
formation and details on participants' energy drink con-
sumption and drinking behavior. Participants also com-
pleted self-administered questionnaires that asked about
their drinking history and intention to drive that night.
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concentration levels. Participants received feedback on
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were three times more likely to be intoxicated than
drinkers who consumed alcohol only. The average
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Consumers of alcohol mixed with energy drinks may
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ence as they become intoxicated. It's a condition com-
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"There's a very common misconception that if you may be reduced by the concurrent ingestio
drink caffeine with an alcoholic beverage the stimulant feinated energy drinks, increasing both the
effect of the caffeine counteracts the depressant effect further alcohol consumption, and of driving
of the alcohol and that is not true," Goldberger said. toxicated."
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a mere 3 feet apart from each other is just another day
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Florida State Alumnus, will join the Blue Angel team.
On July 10, 2009 the Blue Angels announced their
2010 team members. There are numerous highly quali-
fied officers who apply for these positions each year
and only seven pilots are chosen. "The competition
was extremely tough," said Lt. Cmdr. Paul Brantuas,
the Blue Angel squadron's applications officer. "Over
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our shows so the team can get to know each of them
personally before we select the finalists. Once select-
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final selection. It's a very thorough and fair process
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the Navy and Marine Corps." Lt. Tomaszeski was se-
lected to be an F/A-18 Hornet pilot.
Lt. James Tomaszeski grew up in Orange Park,
Florida where his father was in the Navy. His family
then moved to San Diego where he attended High
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state to attend The Florida State University. Lt.
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even during his days at Florida State. He was able to
graduate in just three years and one summer with his
bachelor's degree in creative writing. Upon gradua-
tion, Lt. Tomaszeski followed in his father's footsteps
by joining the U.S. Navy, and began flying jets in
2001.
The word "destiny" comes to mind when discussing
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explains, "I was assigned to fly jets one week prior to
9-11. At this point in time, everyone started joining the
military; people with more qualifications to fly than I
had at the time. Had I stayed at Florida State and done
my fourth year, I would have been part of this wave
and most likely not been given the opportunity to fly
jets." Fortunately, fate took charge and Lt. James
Tomaszeski was able to reach his full potential as a jet
pilot.
2010 Blue Angels Team
In order to be considered for the Blue Angel team, a
pilot is required to have 1,250 hours of tactical jet
flight prior to consideration. Lt. Tomaszeski has accu-
mulated more than 1,600 flight hours and has 271 car-
rier arrested landings. His decorations include the
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and vari-


ous unit awards.
The training involved for the Blue Angel pilots is
grueling; this is because of the precision and speed of
their maneuvers. According to Lt. Tomaszeski, becom-
ing a Blue Angel was not something he envisioned
himself doing. He explains, "In this business, the Blue
Angels are the end all be all. But now that I'm on the
other side you see these guys are just regular squadron
pilots."
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Sikes said he now plans to study the possi-RECYCLING IN SUWANNEERecycling bins being removed, reports SikesResearch said to be underway on possible county programCattle Barons'Ball coming to Live Oak By Jeff Watersjeff.waters@gaflnews.comJefferson County High School head football coach Willie Spears will take over as the Bulldogs'new top man, Superintendent of Schools Jerry Scarborough said Tuesday. Spears, 32, accepted the post Saturday and begins work Monday. He will be paid $56,000 a year, Scarborough said. "To be a part of a winning tradition including four state champions (would) indeed (be) an honor," Spears said in a letter to Scarborough included with his rŽsumŽ. Spears coached the Jefferson County Tigers to a district title in 2009, his first season there. Scarborough said he is pleased to introduce Spears to the community. "We're excited about coach Spears joining our community and school," he said. 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Defensive back coach (All-state selection) 12-2 record Division 3-5A 2006-07Thomasville High School Co-offensive coordinator, wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator 5-6 record Division 1-2A 2006 Spring and summer Arnold High School, Panama City Beach Assistant varsity football coach of wide receivers and defensive backs 5-5 record District 2-3A 2003 Rutherford High School,Panama City Head JV football coach 2002 Assistant varsity football coach of wide receivers 11-2 recordCOACH SPEARS: HOW HE GOT HEREStaff The North Florida Broadband Authority, a 14-county group including Suwannee, has been awarded more than $30 million to create better access to broadband and high-speed connectivity for the region. The North Florida Broadband Authority will use this funding to bring high-speed broadband services to underserved areas in North Florida through the deployment of a 1,200-mile fixed wireless broadband network.$30 million grant will mean better broadband access State champsSuwannee's Travis Laxton (right) and Joe McMillan won state wrestling titles Saturday in Lakeland. As a team, Suwannee finished second in Class 1A to New Port Richey Gulf. See details in Friday's Democrat . Photos: Paul Buchanan SuwanneeSports.comClarence Parker, law enforcement captain of the child predator cybercrimes unit with the Attorney General's office, addresses Suwannee County parents on Internet safety Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Live Oak.Photo: Carnell Hawthorne Jr.Parents gather for cyber safety meetingchildren met Thursday evening with a small group parents and leaders at First United Methodist Church to address the dangers children face when using the Internet. Clarence Parker, law enforcement captain of the child predator cybercrimes unit with the Attorney General's office, gave insightful tips and danger signs parents should watch for when allowing their children to use the net. In a newly designed presentation, Parker presented a simple question to those in attendance: "Would you let a stranger into your child's bedroom?" Parents in the crowd shook their heads no, of SEEHIGH,PAGE13A SEEPARENTS,PAGE13A SEECATTLE,PAGE13A www.suwanneedemocrat.com SEE$30 MILLION,PAGE13AFor more weather, visit our Web site at www. suwanneedemocrat.com62 34Highs LowsWEATHERDetails / 2BHigh hopes for new head coachTOP ÔStranger danger' secondary to Internet predators, locals learnBy Carnell Hawthorne Jr.carnell.hawthorne @gaflnews.comAstate leader in the fight against cyber crimes against Arrest Report 2A Branford News 7A FFA 5-8B Legals 10B Obituaries 5A Sports 1BINDEXINSIDE NORTH FLORIDA FOCUSÔGood Lessons from Bad Women'Actress, playwright Dorothy Leeds brings an Ôinstructive' show to LCCC. Page 1 Feb. 5: The Democrat reports that recyclables, collected by SHS students and properly deposited in bins at county refuse collection sites, were disposed of at the landfill instead. A public outcry follows. Feb. 16: Public Works Director Jerry Sikes tells county commissioners there was no intent to deceive the public, but admits the presence of recycling bins at collection sites was misleading at best. Feb. 17: Members of the Suwannee High Environmental Club, aided by local resident and former DEP employee Bob Snyder, make plans to promote efforts at creating a county recycling program. It is learned that Hamilton County, with little more than a third of the population of Suwannee, successfully recycles. Feb. 22: Sikes tells the Democrat the recycling igloos are being removed from county sites until a suitable alternative program can be devised. TIMELINE

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Box 370 • 211 Howard St. East Live Oak, FL 32064 386-362-1734 • 1-800-525-4182 ext. 152Mail or bring payment to:You want the most in-depth coverage, the latest news and stories that touch home. We want to give it to you.570802-F FARM BUREAU INSURANCEAUTO • HOME • LIFE Contact your county Farm Bureau agent for details.407 South Dowling Ave., Live OakDrane St. & Lafayette Ave., Branford362-1274 935-1274JOHN WIGGINS, Agency Manager JOHNNY BASS, Career AgentWANDA O'NEAL, Career Agent KEVIN GREENE, Career Agent574944-F YES "HELPING YOU IS WHAT WE DO BEST"HOMEOWNERS INSURANCEWe still write Editor'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 February 18, Shawn M. Shingledecker, 38, 22873 45th St., Lake City Fl, dwls (fel habitual off), 1st app pd appt per wrs, SCSO J. Brooks February 18, Rosalind Denise Ketchum, 52, 1028 NE Davis St, Live Oak Fl, vop o/c sale/manu cocaine, SCSO-T. Lee February 19, Brian D Westaby, 20, 2402 Bongey Dr, Menomine Wi, failure stop inspection, exp tag, OALE J Fletcher February 19, Martin Lowe Jr, 55, 20300 68 St, Live Oak Fl, Sent 60 Days, SCSO C Smith February 19, John Eric Jacobs, 26, 94 Drover Drive, Keller Tx, dwls w/knowledge, OALE J Dewey February 19, Glenna Dee Yeagle, 43, 361 N WMadison Road, Mayo Fl, vocc /uttering a forgery, 1st app pd appt per wrs, SCSOM.Clark February 19, Benny J Hicks, 30, 10151 SWSR 247, Lake City Fl, grand theft of camper, 1st app pd appt per wrs, SCSO-T. Mullins February 19, Donna Elizabet Westberry, 37, 19900 68th Street, Live Oak Fl, disorderly intoxication, SCSO S. Senea February 19, Ashley Elizabeth Webb, 25, 5648 Drake Loop Middleburg Fl, vop (poss -20/poss para), 1st app pd appt per wrs, SCSO T. Donaldson February 19, Helen Tracy Cribbs, 38, P.O. Box 323, High Springs Fl, poss cntl subs w/o prescr,1st app pd appt per wrs, SCSO C. McIntyre February 19, Newton Mark Gordie, 30, 521 S.E. Trading Post Loo, Lee Fl, vop (poss -20 grams cann), 1st app pd appt per wrs, SCSO A. Cundiff February 20, Samuel Gibbons, 55, 8355 SE 123rd Ave, Jasper Fl, dui 2nd offense, tag attach not assign, 1st app n/pd appt per wrs, FHPB Stuart February 21, Birl Eddings, 52, 6683 CR 349, Live Oak Fl, battery dom. viol, SCSO-B. Barrs February 22, Tyrone Ivy Jr, 33, 197 Johnson Ave, Live Oak Fl, poss controlled sub w/intto sell/deliver w/i 1000 ft of place of worship, poss controlled sub w/int, to sell/deliver w/i 1000 ft of place of worship LOPD-J. Bates February 22, Penelope Clark Fortescue, 24, 11748 102nd Trace, Live Oak Fl, child abuse-intention act, SCSO-W. Musgrove February 22, Linda Wainwright, 44, 3488 145th Road, Live Oak Fl, battery domestic violence, SCSO B Barrs Total calls for service: 79 Medical calls:61 Weakness: 4 Cardiac: 10 Trauma: 14 Motor vehicle crash: 2 Miscellaneous medical call: 8 Altered mental status: 3 Respiratory: 9 CVA: 3 Nausea/vomiting: 5 Abdominal pain: 2 Mutual aid to Hamilton Co.: 1 Fire Calls: 18 Structure fire: 3 Brush fire: 10 Vehicle fire: 2 Motor vehicle crash: 1 Smoke investigation: 1 Power line transformer fire: 1 Volunteer Fire Responses: 34 Falmouth Volunteer Rescue Response: 2 Mutual Aid from Century Ambulance: 1 ! !"" # $!#%&'(%&)*

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 3ANorth Florida 570128-F Phones and MoreAcross from Pizza Hut386-364-2868570928-F COMESEEME! SHERIFFS RANCHES THRIFT STOREWe have pick up service available for your donations1-386-364-77009291 97th Lane, U.S. Hwy 90 E., Live OakHOURS: MON. Ð SAT. 9:00 AM Ð 5:00 PM 23rd Anniversary Sale House hold ItemsClothesFurnitureEnjoy Tax FREE Shopping on donated merchandiseGreat Sales Great SavingsALL MERCHANDISE 579112-FSaturday, March 6, 2010 Model Name and Comfort Level Queen set$000 REG. SALE Twin 2 pc. set $000 $000 Full 2 pc. set $000 $000 King 3 pc. set $000 $000 Plus FREE delivery FREE set-up FREE removal6 Months Same As Cash! Model Name and Comfort Level Queen set$000 REG. SALE Twin 2 pc. set $000 $000 Full 2 pc. set $000 $000 King 3 pc. set $000 $000 Model Name and Comfort Level Queen set$000 REG. 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All Mattress Sets!take 50%OFF US 90 West (Next To 84 Lumber) Lake City, 386-752-9303 CATALOG SHOWROOM FOR COMPLETE HOME FURNISHINGS FURNITURE SHOWPLACEWholesale Sleep Distributors Plus FREE set-up FREE removal $489Level Queen SetTwin Set...............$319Full Set.................$437Queen Set............$489King Set...............$589POSTURE PREMIERTwin Set...............$399Full Set.................$547Queen Set............$599King Set...............$899MERIDEN ULTRA PLUSHTwin Set...............$499Full Set.................$649Queen Set............$699King Set...............$999Twin Set..........$1200Full Set............$1399Queen Set.......$1699King Set..........$1999TAFFETA PILLOW TOPTRUE FORM 9 MEMORY FOAM 575431-F By Carnell Hawthorne Jr.carnell.hawthorne@gaflnews.comPeering from behind a star-shaped stick mask, Suwannee's Teacher of the Year Nannette "Sam" Bunce carried a smile, literally, despite the unfriendly weather outside her classroom Monday at Branford High School. After 38 years of teaching, it takes a lot more than rain to kill her spirit. As students in her 9th grade English I class made their final markings before handing in classroom assignments, Bunce made her way around the room giving several students praise, while those not working received "the look." "She's pretty good," said student Kaitlin Clark. "She's very funny, but can be tough." Bunce began teaching in Suwannee County in 1998, but had accumulated a long list of teaching accolades prior to walking in the door. She began her career in 1972 in a self-contained 2nd grade classroom in Pinellas County. Within two decades she taught 3rd though 6th grade language arts, with a bit of math and science thrown in the mix. Followed by 7th and 8th grade language arts under "specialized teaching methods," where Bunce said, "I eventually became a teacher trainer, and worked with the DROPprogram in Clearwater dealing with at-risk students." All the while, the need for change was brewing. "My husband, Daryl, who is handicapped, and I needed a different lifestyle," Bunce said. "We had property up her in Gilchrist County." So, change brought her to Suwannee, Bunce said. She recalled speaking with then Superintendent Wyman Harvard, who spoke with the right people at Suwannee High School, and "within a couple of days he called me on the phone and told me he was placing me on staff," Bunce said. It was just weeks before the start of the school year, she said. "The rural life just made it easier to live here," said Bunce, who resides in Bell. "In my personal life, I'm private," she admitted. At the end of each school day, she drives just 15 miles and 15 minutes home "to a pastoral life out in the country," where she spends time with Casper, her grey Arabian Report from HaitiBy Jeff Watersjeff.waters@gaflnews.comASuwannee County man was arrested Friday for allegedly taking a camper trailer off another person's property without the owner's permission. According to a Suwannee County Sheriff's report, Benny Joseph Hicks, 29, of 10151 SWSR 247, Lake City, was charged with grand theft of a camper/trailer, jail records show. Hicks'has a Lake City address but resides in Suwannee County. Hicks drove to a residence at 3491 280th Street in Live Oak on Feb. 15 around 9 p.m. and stole a 1989 Coachman 18 foot camper trailer, according to a report by SCSO Deputy Tom Mullins. "The defendant drove to the residence and after noticing that no one was home, back(ed) his vehicle up (to) the camper, connected it, and took the camper without the owner's knowledge or permission," Mullins reported. "The defendant was interviewed and admitted ... to stealing the camper." The camper was valued at $1,500. Mullins was arrested and transported to the Suwannee County Jail on the stated charges. The Rev. Ray Kelly of Live Oak Christian Church traveled to Haiti to assist in earthquake relief. Here's a brief dispatch from Kelly received upon his arrival. Hi. We are at the Living Water Mission using their email. Things are going well with the trip. Yesterday we took about 100 bags of personal items to two different hospitals, we were told that about half the people were from the earthquake in Port au Prince.POLICE BEATTheft of camper lands man in jailBenny Joseph HicksChanging courseSam Bunce sparkles as Teacher of the Yearlongtail, a horse she said, "that every princess would want to ride" and her many rabbits, cats and dogs. But, for her, the classroom is where she belongs. "I'm going to teach until my certificate is out in 2013, which will make it 41 years," she said. She cringed at the thought of retiring sooner. "I enjoy working with children," she said. "As long as I feel I'm making a difference, this is where I want to be. It keeps me young and sharp." She reiterated that change is a major part of why she loves teaching so much. "As long as you're around, you have to stay on top of things," she quipped. "Here we are in education in 2010 and my biggest concern is whether my students'vocational areas will be there when they're ready to go into those fields," she said. "Technology doesn't scare me, but it's progressing in such a way that you barely get your feet wet, before it's time to move on to the next big change." The one thing she's got a good grasp on is change, however. "It's not frightening, it's dazzling," she said. "I ask myself often, "Are we preparing them to be ready?" The move to teach 8th grade language arts and 9th grade English at Branford High School came in 2007. "It placed me even closer to home," Bunce said. "It allowed a change within my workday, so that I could continue teaching. It gave me a boost." Principal Ted Roush said he is glad to have Bunce on staff. "She teaches with the humor and enthusiasm of a firstyear teacher," he said. "She has the rigor and the relevance that students appreciate and flock toward. She just does a phenomenal job." Bunce said it's her students that matter the most. Reaching her male students is especially important. "I've found that boys that come from a broken home, need a positive female role model Ñ someone to teach them etiquette, professionalism and proper grooming and who's not afraid to tell them to pull those pants up when they start sagging," she smiled. After all, Bunce is herself the mother of a 40-year-old son named Richard, and grandmother to granddaughters Jadyn, 6, and Gabbie, 10, who she says, "are both just like popcorn." The honor of being chosen Teacher of the Year is a first in Bunce's career, she said, and it places her in the running statewide at an upcoming Orlando convention. She said she takes after her 92-year-old mother, Evelyn Shates, who still works as a seamstress in Pinellas County, and fosters the sentiments of Forrest Gump by saying, "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get." The trip from Cap Haitian was about 65 miles and took about 3 to 4 hours. Bad roads and over 3 or 4 mountains. Last night at the hotel we met two doctors who were here to help with earthquake victims. They were having a hard time finding supplies and the help they needed. The only doctor in the hospital was killed in the earthquake. Now the people are just waiting for a doctor to come and help them. We also met the leaders of two teams of US Army teams. Both are doing assessments of the needs in the area Ñ one the medical needs the other the socio-economic needs. The goal is to bring different groups together with the Haitian government and other private (faith-based) groups so that the needs of the people can be met. The US Army said they estimate that about 40,000 to 70,000 people have come from Port au Prince to Gonaives. There are no camps for these people. They have moved in with family and friends. Sam Bunce smiles upon one of her students Monday afternoon at Branford High School. Bunce says, it's her students that make her job and the honor of being named District Teacher of the Year worthwhile. Photo:Carnell Hawthorne Jr.

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 PAGE 4ANorth Florida 579100-F Fred & Susan Pohland are celebrating their Wedding Anniversary & also being sweethearts this 2010 Valentine's Day. Susan T aylor of Lake City, FL & Fred Pohland of Latrobe, PA were united in Arlington Christian Church, Jacksonville, FL. Their children are Lamar and the late, Paula. They have one grandchild. Susan is retired from Duval County Public Schools and is a Notary. Fred is retired from Earl Industries and is a Veteran. Susan & Fred look forward to many more happy years sharing their love in friendship & fun with their family and friends, also enjoying their homes in Old ArlingtonUniversity Park, Duval County and T aylorville, Columbia/Suwannee County, FL. Congratulations, Love from your Son & Family. Please WelcomeLicensed Massage Therapist # MA58172Call for appointment today! Gift Certificates Available!$40.00, 1 hour Swedish massage for the Month of February & $10.00 off any specialty massages!576011-FHarmonizing Elements Treatment, Thai, Therapeutic (focus on rehabilitation, or medical ailments), Mommy-2-B, Swedish Massage, Hot Stones, Hot Towels, Reflexology, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point & Myofascial Release Treatment (focus on scars & adhesions)386-208-HAIR101st Ct., Live Oak, FL 32060 "Serving with old fashioned warmth and sincerity"579330-FCharles T. Hall Funeral Home620 SW Houston/Carter Ave. Live Oak, FL362-2672Barry L. Hicks,General ManagerLouise H. Hall,LFD/CEO SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK By Bill Smedley HCE Publicity Chair Many times I am asked, "What is this HCE you are talking about?" My usual response is to just mention the old Ag Extension group, and usually they get the connection, but it's really more that that now. The Ag extension of the 50s and 60s has been modernized and reworked to the present HCE. The Suwannee County Association for Home and Community Education, also known as HCE, is all about getting together to learn about strengthening families and community and having a good time through education, leadership and action. We meet under the umbrella of the Suwannee County Cooperative Extension and the University of Florida/IFAS. Our group has two "clubs" that meet monthly. The Happy Homemakers club meets at the Extension offices each second Wednesday of the month 9:30 a.m., and the Pleasant Hill club meets each second Monday at 10 a.m. at the McAlpin Community Center on south US 129. Both clubs have continuing service, learn and share new crafts and study projects. They also meet together each year for a "tour," where they visit nearby places of interest and share in a meal. We actively encourage visitation and new members are always welcome. Even though HCE has had a "women only" connotation, that is no longer true. We do have men in the group working actively in the organization. Call the Agricultural Extension Office at 362-2771 for more information. The clubs combine once a month on the first Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. to form the county "Council." It is this organization that conducts the specific theme studies geared towards action in the community. We work closely with the 4H organization in helping to further their goals; we attempt to educate the community in areas that we either have or have learned subjects of expertise; we work in the community on a volunteer basis, either personally or as a group; we strive and encourage personal growth through participation in local, regional, and state group activities. Perhaps a rundown on our activities during the past year might help to get you to understand how we go about doing things. We had a busy year starting with hosting our District II annual meeting on Jan. 3. We had 98 members from Jefferson, Levy, Duval, Clay and Suwannee counties in attendance and met at the Live Oak First United Methodist Church fellowship hall. The Pleasant Hill 4H Club catered and served the meal. We honored our County Commissioners last February at the annual Commissioner's Luncheon, serving grilled hamburgers and salads and desserts. We host an annual cooking school held each year in April. Members demonstrated recipes showing how to save money by using less expensive grocery items, or double usage of the dish. We had 59 people in attendance. Each attendee left with a door prize and a recipe booklet. We held two yard sale fundraisers and members made a quilt that was raffled in December with Annette Schulster, of A&A Grooming of Live Oak, winning it. Our organization works carefully with the local 4H groups and each year present the Merry Taylor 4-H Scholarship to a deserving 4H senior. Last year, TJ Burke was the recipient of the $300 scholarship. Our members participated with the Live Oak Garden Club in its annual Fall Festival where we had each local club present crafts and games for children to enjoy. Our members participated in holding a bread making camp for Wednesday after school 4-H students. They were taught proper measuring, combining items, and made a loaf of non-yeast bread, which they took home. Several of these students then made the bread again at home and presented them for their judging at the County judging for 4H. Our community service projects for the year included the following activities: colorful pillowcases were made for children cancer patients at Shands Hospital; members judged at the Clay County fair; made lap robes; wheel chair bags for VAhospital patients; Christmas gifts for children; baskets of food and clothing for needy families; made bibs and receiving baskets made for new babies; bags of clothing were given to a nursing home; items delivered to pregnancy crisis center; and food given to for homeless students of Suwannee County Schools; we furnished school supplies to local schools for use by children in need; saved pop tabs and aluminum cans in support of the Ronald McDonald House in Gainesville; col-HCE? I didn't know that!ÔAg Extension group'has come a long waylected box tops for education; and collected and contributed to the Pennies for Friendship program. Two members and our County Agent attended the annual FAHCE Conference held in Altamonte Springs last October. The County Commissioners presented a proclamation to the Suwannee County Association for Home and Community Education for 75 years of service in the County. The main study for the year was "Going Green." Our programs were directed in that area, with a visit to Magnolia Farms a local CSAfarm; we learned about growing plants and the making and use of compost; and toured a newly established vineyard of one of our members. These studies are in preparation of acting on what we learn to make a better community. We had 36 members, losing one due to death during the last year. One member serves as President of District II; another member serves as District II volunteer hours chairman and also as District Treasurer. Two members received certificates for hours of Home and Community Leadership training; 11 members received certificates for 500 or more CVU or volunteer hours for a total of 11,000 hours and 116,000 people contacted. During the year we got together at least 6 times for luncheons, either for special occasion, such as entertaining our Commissioners, or just for fun after a council or club meeting. So as you can see, we eat together a lot, we play together a lot, we work hard together, and together we try to build a better community for ourselves and others. Marriage licenses issued in Suwannee County the week of Feb. 15-19: • Roger Lee Jarrell, Jr. to Kayla Nicole Young • William Curtis Wolbert to Peggy Jo Rankin • Derek Ned Jenkins to Alison Faith FeustelMarriage licenses issuedKelly Stigliano Noted Christian women's speaker Kelly Stigliano will speak at Tangles ACommunity Outreach for Women, Saturday at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to all women. Tangles is located at 12986 U.S. Highway 90 West in Live Oak, 1/4 mile past Wayne Frier Mobile Homes on the left. Kelly will speak on "God's Incomparable, Unequivocal, Unconditional Love." Complimentary coffee, desserts and appetizers will be served. There is no charge, however a love offering will be taken for Kelly. For additional information, please call 386-5901543.Kelly Stigliano to speak at Tangles Greater New Bethel AME ChurchSt. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, located at 928 E. Howard Street, US 90 East, will hold a fish fry on Friday nights, Feb. 26, March 5, and 19, beginning each Friday night at 5 p.m. Included in the fish dinners are hush puppies, cole slaw, baked beans and macaroni and cheese. The price is $6 adults, $3 for children 6-12 and under 6 are free. Fish fry sponsored by Knights of Columbus #9720.St.Francis Xavier Catholic Church fish fry Great New Bethel AME Church Annual Family and Friends Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 6 p.m. The speaker for the occasion will be Bro. James Cooper. Dinner will follow. Everyone is cordially invited to come and worship with us. Rev. Charles Burke, Pastor, 386-362-4194. Contact person: Eva Polite, 386-362-6707.Family and Friends DayThe Lady of the Lake Quilting Guild will hold its monthly meeting today at 9:30 a.m. at the Teen Town 533 NWDesoto St, Lake City (2 blocks north of Duval (US 90) on Lake Jeffery Rd.). The program this month will feature guild member Lee Starr who will share with us information about the upcoming March Quilt Walk. Time is set aide for members to display their latest quilt creation. This Guild is an organization for anyone interested in quilts and the art of quilting. The Guild makes and distributes over 200 quilts a year to various charities and non-profit organizations in the Suwannee Valley Region and for our Armed Forces. For more details contact President Ramona Dewees, 386-496-3876.The Lady of the Lake Quilting Guild meetingThe Hebrew roots of Christianity Aseminar will be held on "Hebrew Roots of Christianity and The Feasts of The Lord," On Thursday, March 4, at Fairfield Inn, 538 SWCorporate Drive (off FLGateway Blvd by I-75), Lake City, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The organizers say they hope this teaching seminar will play a beneficial role in your endeavor to better understand the Hebraic roots of your faith as well as other subjects of interest to the believer. Annual St. Patrick's Day DinnerThe annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner of Corned Beef & Cabbage, will be held Sat. Mar. 13, at San Juan Catholic Church in Branford.

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 5ANorth Florida 573073-FContact Monja Slater at the Suwannee Democrat to advertise on zip2save.com 386-362-1734 • 1-800-525-4182 John's Painting Lottie's LaundryLottie's Laundry The Golden Needle 573188TE Q: How much does diet affect dental health? A: Your decisions about what you eat affect not only your dental health, but your overall health as well. So here are some things to consider when planning your meals. There are lots of products on the market designed to whiten teeth. There are some foods that will do it natur ally. Apples, oranges, carrots, celery and high-fiber greens like broccoli, lettuce and spinach contrib ute to teeth whiteness. That's because they require lots of che wing, which stimulates saliva production and inhibits stain-producing bacteria. Fruits, vegetables, legumes peas and beans and nuts are good for general health and therefore good for your mouth. Milk and cheese are good sources of calcium, which helps keep bones strong and healthy. Studies have found that eating fresh cranberries interrupts the bonding of oral bacteria before they can form plaque. If you crave sugary or high-carbohydrate food, it's better to eat them as part of a meal rather than alone. The saliva you produce while consuming a meal will help neutralize the acids those foods will generate before they can damage enamel. Talk with your dentist about good dietary choices.Presented as a service to the community by 571101-FASK DR. MANTOOTH362-6556 (800) 829-6506HERBERT C. MANTOOTH, D.D.S., P.A.602 Railroad Ave. Live Oak, FL FOODS GOOD FOR ORAL HEALTH Charles Henry (Chuck) Kowitz March 31,1965February 13,2010Charles Henry (Chuck) Kowitz, Lt. Col, USAF (ret.) 44, of Chipley, Florida, died unexpectedly Saturday, February 13, 2010 from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born in Chipley, Florida on March 31, 1965 to Ellner Jane Grady Kowitz and the late Edgar Joseph Kowitz. At age 14 he flew his first solo flight and received his pilot license. In the 10th to 12th grade, he served as an auxiliary member of the Civil Air Patrol as a radio and rescue pilot at the National Guard Armory. He graduated Chipley High School in 1983 with high honors, then attended Marion Military Institute and the Air Force Academy, graduating in 1988 as Second Lieutenant with a masters degree in Engineering. He served two tours in Desert Storm as a forward advisor, directing air strikes. After an esteemed military career, he retired in 2008 as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was of the Catholic faith and was preceded in death by his Grandparents; Henry and Adeline Kowitz of Chipley and Charles William and Wray E. Withrow Grady of Live Oak, Fla. and his Father; Edgar Joseph Kowitz. Survivors include his Mother; Ellner Jane Grady Kowitz, of Chipley, one Brother; Dale Joseph Kowitz of Kuwait, his cat; Lacey, his four Aunts, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Charles loved flying airplanes and model planes. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 22, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at the Saint Joseph The Worker Catholic Church in Chipley, interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Chipley. Thefamily received friends Sunday evening, February 21, from 4 to 6 P.M. at the St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church. The family suggests contributions to the Science Department of Roulhac and Chipley High School or ROTC of Chipley High School. Brown Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Friends and family may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net. Theadora "Teddy" Steinhardt March 7,1946February 18,2010Theadora "Teddy" Steinhardt, 63, Live Oak, Fl passed away Thursday, February 18, 2010 after a short illness. The Miami, Fl native moved to Live Oak 5 years ago form Davie , Fl. She worked as a Florist for the Publix Corporation Supermarket in Davie, Fl and Live Oak, Fl for thirty-five years. She was of Greek Orthodox faith. She is survived by her husband: Charles Richard Steinhardt, Live Oak, Fl; one daughter: Christine Hodge, Ocala, Fl; one son: Richard Steinhardt, Hypoleuxo, Fl; one sister: Anette Poulos, Miami, Fl; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Amemorial service was held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at Daniels Memorial Chapel with Father Richard Perko officiating. Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. Live Oak is in Charge of All Arrangements. ObituariesDennis ÔHoward'Thomas July 22,1953February 22,2010Dennis ÔHoward' Thomas, 56, of O'Brien, FL passed away of a long illness on Monday, February 22, 2010. The lifelong resident of Suwannee County farmed for many years and also retired as a Sergeant with Mayo Correctional Institute. Howard was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church, Live Oak, FL. He is survived by his son: Blake Thomas, O'Brien, FL; one sister: Laura Vaszari, Buford, GA; one brother: Donald Thomas, O'Brien, FL. Services for Mr. Thomas will be 11:00 am, Thursday, February 25, 2010 at Philadelphia Baptist Church, Live Oak, FLwith Rev. Leroy Dobbs officiating. Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. in charge of all arrangements. !"#Ruby Stokes October 11,1926February 20,2010Ruby Stokes, 83, Live Oak, FL passed away Saturday, February 20, 2010. Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Live Oak, FL.Please 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, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 6ANorth FloridaBy Jim Holmes Well, another Valentine's Day has come and gone. By now, that special card you received has been placed in your keepsake box; the chocolates have all been devoured and the now-wilted flowers have been tossed in the trash. Of course, there are much more lasting gifts, such as jewelry or perhaps a memorable night on the town, complete with dinner, dancing and romantic caresses. For 40 years, my wife and I celebrated Valentine's Day Ñ one way or another Ñ with similar gifts and acts ... all designed to show our continued love for each other. This year, however, has been different, for she has given me a gift so special, that I don't think I will ever be able to repay it. In fact, I hope I never have to try. You see, for the past several weeks, Lynda has been forced to become my absolute caregiver. Those of you who are kind enough to read this weekly newspaper scribbling may remember an earlier column in which I told you I had taken a bad fall and in the process broken my right leg just above the ankle. Repair involved a 90-minute surgery, complete with screws and a metal plate to pull everything back together, followed by two months of having my leg and foot encased in a special boot. Mind you, this is just a broken leg, with a recuperative process that hasn't been all that painful. But being confined to a chair for hours on end or hobbling along on crutches is something I loathe. It has been a real adjustment for me and a first hand education in what the permanently disabled are forced to cope with every day of their lives. No wonder they take offense, when they are called "cripples," as if their affliction somehow makes them weak. Experience their lives for a week or a month and I suspect you will view their non-ending struggles as nearly heroic. Fortunately for me, I have not been alone on my odyssey of recovery. My wife has been at my side every moment; driving me to doctor's appointments in Gainesville, assisting me in getting in and out of the car, helping me dress and bathe, insisting that my diet is healthy and that I don't sit and vegetate in front of the television all day long. Even taking over a lengthy list of household chores, which until my injury were my daily tasks. And perhaps most importantly helping me find ways to laugh at my current predicament. Her Valentine's gift to me was Ñ and is Ñ being my rock. How can I ever really repay such a woman? Perhaps a wealthy man could do it with diamonds or a trip around the world. I, however, must find another way. My pledge to provide her like care, should the need ever arise, seems completely inadequate. Yet, at least for the moment, it is all that I have to give. Hollywood often portrays lust as love. Life teaches most of us a much different lesson, one in which the word "love" is often interchangeable with words like trust, respect, commitment and dedication. Those are the gifts my wife has showered on me over the past few weeks, making this bygone Valentine's Day the best of my life and leaving me forever in her debt. 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. Members of the Suwannee Democrat editorial board are Myra C.Regan, publisher, and Robert Bridges, editor.Our View, which appears in Friday editions of the Democrat, is formed by that board.Suwannee DemocratMYRA C.REGAN Publisher ROBERT BRIDGES Editor THE SUWANNEE SCRIBBLERViewpoints/Opinions Belated Valentine's musings BIBLE VERSE"Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness." Proverbs 14:22 Private industry and governments around the world have spent trillions of dollars in the name of saving our planet from manmade global warming. Academic institutions, think tanks and schools have altered their curricula and agenda to accommodate what was seen as the global warming "consensus." Mounting evidence suggests that claims of manmade global warming might turn out to be the greatest hoax in mankind's history. Immune and hostile to the evidence, President Barack Obama's administration and most of the U.S. Congress sides with Climate Czar Carol Browner, who says, "I'm sticking with the 2,500 scientists. These people have been studying this issue for a very long time and agree this problem is real." The scientists whom Browner references are associated with the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Let's look some of what they told us. The 2007 IPCC report, which won them a Nobel Peace Prize, said that the probability of Himalayan glaciers "disappearing by the year 2035 and perhaps sooner is very high" as a result of manmade global warming. Recently, IPCC was forced to retract their glacier disappearance claim, which was made on the basis of a non-scientific magazine article. When critics initially questioned the prediction, Rajendra Pachauri, IPCC's chairman, dismissed them as "voodoo scientists." The IPCC also had to retract its claim that up to 40 percent of the Amazonian forests were at risk from global warming and would likely be replaced by "tropical savannas" if temperatures continued to rise. The IPCC claim was based on a paper co-authored by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), two environmental activist groups. England's now-disgraced University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) has been a leader in climate research data. Their data, collected and analyzed by them, have been used for years to bolster IPCC efforts to press governments to cut carbon dioxide emissions. Climatologists, including CRU's disgraced former director Professor Phil Jones, have been accused of manipulating data and criminally withholding scientific information to prevent its disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. Professor Jones, considered to be the high priest of the manmade global warming movement, has been in the spotlight since he was forced to step down as CRU's director after the leaking of e-mails that skeptics claim show scientists were manipulating data. In a recent interview with the BBC, he admitted that he did not believe that "the debate on climate change is over" and that he didn't "believe the vast majority of climate scientists think this." Long denied by the warmers, Professor Jones admitted that the Medieval Warm Period (800 A.D. to 1300 A.D.) might well had been as warm as the Current Warm Period (1975-present), or warmer, and that if it was, "then obviously the late-20th century warmth would not be unprecedented." That suggests global warming may not be a manmade phenomenon. In any case, Professor Jones said that for the past 15 years, there has been no "statistically significant" global warming. During the BBC interview, Professor Jones dodged several questions: why he had asked a colleague to delete emails relating to the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report and ask others to do likewise; whether some of his handling of data had crossed the line of acceptable scientific practice; and what about his letter saying that he had used a "trick" to "hide the decline" in tree-ring temperature data? Given all the false claims and evidence pointing to scientific fraud, I don't think it wise to continue spending billions of dollars and enacting economically crippling regulations in the name of fighting global warming. At the minimum, we should stop the Environmental Protection Agency from going on with their plans to regulate carbon emissions. Companies should resign from the United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), a lobbying group of businesses and radical environmentalists. Dr. Tom Borelli, who is director of the National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project, says that BP, Caterpillar, Conoco Phillips, Marsh, Inc. and Xerox have the common sense to so already. Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. To find out more about Walter E. Williams and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists,visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.OPINION A MINORITY VIEWBY WALTER WILLIAMS© 2010 Creators Syndicate~ ~ Global warming update U.S. SENATOR BILL NELSON Washington, D.C.: United States Senate 716 Senate Hart Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Phone: 202-224-5274 Fax: 202-228-2183 Tallahassee: US Court House Annex 111 North Adams Street Tallahassee, Florida 32301 Phone: 850-942-8415 Fax: 850-942-8450 To email Nelson, go to http://billnelson.senate.gov/contact/email .cfm U.S. SENATOR GEORGE LEMIEUX 1650 Prudential Drive, Suite 220 Jacksonville, FL32207 Tel: 904-398-8586 Fax: 904-398-8591 United States Senate 356 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Telephone: 202-224-3041 Fax: 202-228-5171 To email Sen. LeMieux, go to http://lemieux.senate.gov/public/?p=Ema ilSenatorLeMieux and follow the prompts. U.S. REP. ALLEN BOYD Washington, DC Office 1227 Longworth HOB Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-5235 (202) 225-5615 Fax Tallahassee Office 1650 Summit Lake Drive Suite 103 Tallahassee, FL32317 (850) 561-3979 (850) 681-2902 Fax Panama City Office 30 W. Government St. Suite 203 Panama City, FL32401 (850) 785-0812 (850) 763-3764 Fax To email Boyd, go to http://www.house.gov/boyd/zip_authen.h tml STATE SEN. CHARLIE DEAN Tallahassee office: 311 Senate Office Building 404 South Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL32399-1100 850-487-5017 District office: 415 Tompkins St. Inverness, FL34450 352-860-5175 Email: dean.charles.web@flsenate.gov STATE REP. DEBBIE BOYD Tallahassee office: 1003 The Capitol 402 South Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL32399-1300 Phone: 850-488-9835 District office: 95 NW1st Avenue High Springs, FL32643-2653 Phone: 386-454-0803 Email: debbie.boyd@myfloridahouse.govYour state and federal representatives

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 7ANorth Florida Branford NewsServing southern Suwannee County, including Branford, O'Brien and McAlpinINDEXArrests . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2A Legal Notices . . . . . . . .10B Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . .5A Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1B Suwannee FFA . . . . . .5-8B Viewpoint . . . . . . . . . . . .6A HI 62LO 34PAGE 2B Follow us on FACEBOOK By Joyce Marie Taylor Correspondent Back on Jan. 23, the north boat ramp at Ivey Memorial Park in Branford was still visible and still being utilized by boating and fishing enthusiasts. Two weeks later on Feb. 7, after countless days of rain across the southern region of the country, the Okefenokee Swamp filled up and the overflow of water began its trek down the intricate maze of rivers in northern Florida. The Suwannee River was soon bulging with massive amounts of water, as it rushed southward toward Branford, picking up tree limbs and brush along the way. Suddenly, the cement boat ramp at the north end of Ivey Memorial Park was submerged. Branford Springs was littered with debris and the wooden steps leading down to the base of the natural spring were partially under water, as well. Still, it's nothing compared to last April, when floodwaters rose to a level that hadn't been seen since 1948. The river had risen so high that it cascaded over the banks and the seawalls, and it filled up the lower levels of land within the park. After a while, it was so bad that only the top roof canopies of the picnic tables were all that were visible. Considering the park's location so close to the riverbank, it makes perfect sense that the picnic tables are made of concrete and bolted down onto cement pads, rather than being made of wood. Otherwise they might float away, or at the very least, become By Ana Smith Last Sunday was such a gorgeous day it lifted my hopes for an early spring and some more warm days. Yes, I know we'll have a few more cold snaps in the next month, but Sunday really made me appreciate the fact that we have so many beautiful days to enjoy coming up very soon. Our annual "Sweetheart Banquet" celebrating Valentine's Day was a lot of fun, and the overflow of food, as always, made for a great evening of fellowship. I had a few photos to share with this article, for which I want to thank our Pastor's wife, Vaster Fryar, for sharing hers with me, but for some reason I'm not able to get my computer to send them in, so I'll have to work on that problem for next week. This event was also sort of a "send off" to Emily and Paul Bell, nephew of Pastor and Mrs. Fryar, as they prepared for a 4-year missionary trip to Bosnia. They will leave sometime this coming week. I want to commend our youth at OBC for their continuing growth in our music ministry, and for the pleasure they give to all of us when they stand up and sing for us. Now they are becoming involved in a drama group headed by Roberta Richmond, and performed two Christian skits for us in the church sanctuary after our Sweetheart Banquet. I don't have all their names, but will have some photos to share next week. To each one, I say a hearty "Well done!" The first "Friday Night Game Night" at O'Brien Baptist Church was held last Friday, and was a big success for the varied age groups. And remarkably, there were no electronic games at all. This will be a monthly event at OBC, held the 3rd Friday of the month at the church fellowship hall beginning at 7 until 9 p.m. If you live in the area and want a place for your children to spend a fun, Christian evening, mark your calendar. All children are welcome. February marked the second month for the O'Brien Baptist Church food pantry. Nine families were served, and hopes are to serve more. The food pantry is open every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at OBC. You can call Ron Bullinger at 9354439, or the church office at 935-1503, for more information. If you have a young girl in your family who would like to join a Girl Scout Troop here in O'Brien, remember a local group meets the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month at 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall of OBC. I want to thank Jackie Andrews for her visit last Sunday. We haven't seen each other in a while, but Pictured (left to right) is Dennis Starling, Worshipful Master, John C. Carpenter, new Master Mason and Brother William Stinson, Senior Deacon, all of Branford Masonic Lodge No. 130. Brother Starling led the Master Mason Degree Team, while Brother Stinson conducted the candidate. Brother Carpenter is Branford's newest Master Mason. He is a resident of O'Brien and owns Pennyworth Plumbing. -Photo: Charlie Daniels Ne w Master Mason in to wnO'BRIEN AND OUR NEIGHBORS'Bits & Pieces' from south Suwannee Co. Ivey Park in a recent photo. As you can see, flooding is minor in relation to the deluge of last April. It was feared that flooding last April would reach record levels. However, the worst didn't materialize, and the river in Branford crested at 32.7 feet, well below the 1948 mark of 38.88 feet. Photos: Joyce Marie Taylor, Correspondent SEERISING,PAGE8A SEEO'BRIEN,PAGE9A

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 8ANorth FloridaBranford News SUWANNEE RIVER READINGS Branford 2010Branford386-935-1527SCAFF'SSupermarketSponsored By: 575546-FFeb. 17, 201024.26 Feb. 18, 201024.27 Feb. 19, 201024.24 Feb. 20, 201024.16 Feb. 21, 201024.05 Feb. 22, 201023.95 Feb. 23, 201023.85The 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. 570661-F 570814-FOWNER TIM VERDIP.O. BOX 518 903 SUWANNEE AVE. BRANFORD, FL 32008PHONE (386) 935-1442ESTABLISHED 1904 B RANFOR D Mini-StorageLarge and Small Units Reasonable386-935-2122386-935-0298578709-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. 32008-0519575984-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 & Operated570897-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 570892-F 570891-F386-935-1728 GILCHRIST BUILDING SUPPLY INC.Hwy. 129 Bell, FL352-463-2738 1-800-543-6545575983-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 information570896-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 578427-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 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! 578193-F 573020-F Come by & see Helen & Beverly atThe Attic3113 US Hwy. 27, Branford 386-935-0926Specializing in Antiques & Collectibles, Gifts & ThriftsGlassware • Crystal • Knives • Stoneware (Hull) • Furniture Call about Retail Space for your collectibles Open Tues.-Sun. 2-6 (Winter Hours) JANNIE'S VARIETYVERY AFFORDABLE PRICES!!!Baby Clothes 0-24 months Toddler All Sizes Kids 8-20, Plus Sizes Shoes, Dresses Wedding Dresses Jackets & Coats Cookbooks & More163 W. Main St. Suite 100 Mayo, FL 32066 386-965-7704 Excluding Dress & Formal Wear575519-F so waterlogged that rotting would become an issue. Consequently, during the time of this flood, the town of Branford had no choice but to close the park to the public until the waters receded. After a massive clean-up effort, the park was reopened in May. All in all, the overflowing Suwannee in the Branford area has been kind so far this winter season, with only a few dirt roads being washed out in low-lying areas of the city. For residents living along the banks of the river, it was only a minor scare. Let's hope Mother Nature continues watching out for the residents in Branford and southern Suwannee County and that she keeps the river waters safely contained in the riverbed. On Tuesday, the river stood at 20.15 feet in Three Rivers Estates, slightly above flood stage (19 feet) and appeared to be falling. The river has been falling in Branford in recent days and as of Tuesday stood at 24.5 feet, well below flood stage (29 feet).Rising river keeps south county on alertContinued From Page 7A Steps submerged by the rising river.Photos: Joyce Marie Taylor, Correspondent Debris in Branford Springs.

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 9ANorth FloridaBranford News 577714-F Presented by Rotary Club of Lake City DowntownColumbia County FairgroundsVendors interested in joining call George Degler 386-438-9635 Lake City Reporter Principal Sponsor: Co-Sponsored by: NASCAR 21.5 LIPOA-MAIN 1-Preston Carroll-Live Oak-92 Laps; 2-Jason Carroll-Live Oak-91 Laps-Top Qualifier; 3-Mike Conley-Homosassa-89 Laps; 4-Willis L ancaster-Quitman,Ga.-86 Laps; 5-Patrick Carlo-Valdosta-83 Laps; 6-Richard Carroll-Live Oak-83 LapsRacing at Branford R/C Speedway 2-WHEEL DRIVE OFF ROAD TRUCKSA-MAIN 1-Preston Carroll-Live Oak-13 Laps-Top Qualifier; 2-Jason Carroll-Live Oak-13 Laps; 3Patrick Carlo-Valdosta-Did not start (broken steering) she looks great, and I enjoy talking with her whenever we do get together. Hopefully we'll keep in touch more often. From "Life's Little Instruction Book": "When you feel terrific, notify your face." "Never apologize for being early for an appointment." "Volunteer. Sometimes the jobs no one wants conceal big opportunities." (And lessons!) "Don't judge people by their relatives." "Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something." "Remember that just the moment you say 'I give up!,' someone else seeing the same situation is saying 'My, what a great opportunity!'" Have a wonderful week, no matter what the weather may be. God bless!O'BRIEN AND OUR NEIGHBORS'Bits & Pieces' from south Suwannee Co.Continued From Page 7A

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 10ANorth Florida 575409-F1512 South Ohio Avenue, 362-7066 Live Oak BY: BRAD WATSONASK THE EXPERT Q:A:Sure. First, apply the base coat of your choice and let dry. 2. Tape-off the ceiling and baseboards and along the outer edge of the end of the first panel (mark it where desired first with a long level). 3. Cut-in at the ceiling and floor using the tinted glaze of your choice to accent the base coat, and then fill-in the panel with the roller. Quickly place a large sheet of plastic over the glazed panel and lightly smooth it in place (be sure to remove your jewelry first). 4. Manipulate the plastic by twisting and scrunching it to create lines and creases. Once satisfied, carefully remove the plastic and dispose of it in the trash can. You may also want to use a large brush to pounce certain areas and soften each panel as you go. 5. Skip the next panel because you can't tape over the wet glaze. Move around the room twice, filling in every other panel as above. The seams will be slightly visible so select their placement so they aren't too obvious like above doorways and near corners. Contact Live Oak Paint & Flooring for more information.I saw a painted wall that looked like it was leather; could you tell me how to paint my walls like 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 575408-FTreatment for This Facial ParalysisBell's palsy is a type of facial paralysis. Typically, only one side of the face is temporarily paralyzed, although in rare cases the whole face may be affected. Although the cause is not fully known, a virus may cause damage to the facial nerve, causing it to swell and stop working properly. Signs and symptoms of the condition include twitching, difficulty speaking, and loss of taste. Symptoms typically occur suddenly, and peak in several days. Pregnant women and persons between the ages of 15 and 60 years are more likely to be affected by Bell's palsy. Also, those who have diabetes or Lyme disease may be more likely to be affected. Having a cold or the flu may also increase the risk of experiencing Bell's palsy, as may an infection, such as from herpes simplex virus. Although Bell's palsy resolves in about 1 to 2 months without treatment, treatments are available to shorten the duration of symptoms. Glucocorticoids taken by mouth, such as prednisone , may be prescribed to be taken for about a week. Prednisone works to decrease inflammation, however also suppresses the immune system. This medication should be taken within a few days of symptoms. Antiviral medications, such as valacyclovir ( Valtrex ), may be prescribed to be taken along with prednisone for more severe symptoms. by Kathy Fletcher, PharmDDrive-up window 579862-F Taking a break from dancing. Photos: SubmittedThe Big ReadHere are some photos from the Big Read kick-off event at the Suwannee River Regional Library recently. This year's festivities centered on Jack London's Call of the Wild. Throughout February, discussions, movies and demonstrations have focused on the classic novel. ÔThe Call of the Wild' display materials. Ready for an adventure. Patrons file in the library to receive their copy of the book Call of the Wild from author Jack London, portrayed by Library Director Danny Hales. Instructor Lloyd Baldwin teaches a youngster to play the fiddle. The kids show the grownups how it's done.

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 11ANorth Florida 578415-FScale Down or Tone UpWith the help of a personal trainer• Certified in: American Senior Fitness Association International Fitness Association Sports Nutrition • Early morning and Day time sessions available • Rates for singles and groups • Discount for SHF membersGREAT FITNESS AT A GREAT RATELynn Brannon 386-590-2961 Start your training today 575413-F Offer expires 2/28/10 577703gav Submitted Two Suwannee Middle School eighth-graders, Zach Pennington and Tyler daSilva, both 14, spent their weekend learning how the Confederate and Union soldiers of the Civil War lived and fought during this period of American history. The two boys are Civil War buffs and also members of a reenactment group that attend several reenactments each year across the state of Florida. Zach and Tyler are members of Company "C," 2nd battalion, Hardy's Brigade, Confederate States of America Reenactment Group. Their headquarters are located in Wellborn and their Company Commander is Captain Cody Gray. Pennington and daSilva spent the weekend of Feb. 12-14 at the Battle of Olustee reenactment in Columbia County. During this time they lived the same way as the soldiers and fought this battle on February 20, 1864. When they reported for duty at the battleground they lived just as the soldiers did in 1864. They lived in tents, cooked their meals over a campfire, wore period uniforms and carried weapons of the type used in that battle. They also endured the cold and rain just as the soldiers of the 1864 We know everyone has different hopes and dreams, different health conditions and weight loss goals. TOPS helps people meet their individual needs through group support. However you measure success and whatever you have to lose, TOPS is here for you. Change take time. Take Off Pounds Sensibly supports you, no matter how long, even after you've reached your goal. There is no quick fixes at TOPS and no phony guarantees about weight loss. It's up to you and it's a total commitment on your part, but if you bring the desire, we can help. We meet every Wednesday morning at 9 at the Community Church of God, 10639 US 129 South, Live Oak. For more information contact Barbara at 362-5933. Take Off Pounds SensiblyLocal 8th-graders help re-create history14-year-olds participate in annual Civil War re-enactmentSuwannee Middle School eighth-graders Zach Pennington (left) and Tyler daSilva at the annual re-enactment of the Battle of Olustee in Columbia County earlier this month. Courtesy photoThe battle rages at Olustee, much as it did in 1864. Courtesy photocampaign. All equipment and uniforms that the reenactor wears and uses is furnished by the individual re-enactor. Both of these young men work and earn the money for their uniforms and equipment by doing odd jobs during their afternoons and weekends. The weather was freezing and wet. Both Pennington and daSilva say they have learned a lot about the Civil War and have experienced, if briefly, the hardships that the soldiers of that time period suffered. They also said they have a new respect for what the soldiers of both the Confederacy and the Union went through. The next reenactment for the two will be in Crystal River in March. Zach Pennington is also a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. In order to be a member of this organization you are required to prove a direct relationship to someone who served in the Confederate Army. Zach is the great (4) grandson of Pvt. Thomas Langford, Company "H," 17th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Harris County, Georgia, "Harris Bartows," Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 12ANorth Florida Comprehensive Community Services, Inc.12th Annual Lawn Mower RaceMarch 13th, 9 a.m.-12 (Noon)at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music ParkMowers provided by John's Lawn EquipmentShow your support for individuals with disABILITIES by participating in this fun filled annual fundraising event. Call 386-362-7143 for more information Free chance to win 2 Weekend Suwannee Ri ver Jam Tickets by coming out and watching the race.INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS as of 02/22/10 Commissioner Billy Maxwell Certified Plumbing & Electrical Supply Farm Bureau Insurance Gill Tire Company & Auto Sales First Street Music Suwannee Graphics Jordan Agency Leggett & Associates Lake City Laboratory Mike's Pump Repair & Well Drilling Wes Haney Chevrolet Skinner's Body & Fitness Dairy Queen of Live Oak Columbia Ready Mix Seaman's Aqua Clean State FarmRob Cathcart PIT STOP SPONSORS as of 02/22/10 First Federal Bank of Florida Florida Power & Light Dr. Herb Mantooth McCall Construction & Fiberglass Pools Poole Realty WalMart TEAM SPONSORS as of 02/22/10 Catko Fortibus, Inc. Hannah's Homies L & G General Services Residential Contractor McCrimon's Office Systems PCS Phosphate Ð White Springs Suwannee County Elected Officials Suwannee County School Board Suwannee County Tax Collector Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative FREE ADMISSION By Susan K. Lamb Ta-Trease Onika Sapp has been selected as the 2010 School Related Employee of the Year for the Suwannee County School District. Ta-Trease is employed at Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center, where she has worked for the past four years as a paraprofessional. Having had several opportunities to move up and take other jobs, Ta-Trease has turned down those opportunities because she loves providing classroom management, giving TABE tests, helping maintain test security, assisting students with daily assignments, encouraging and counseling high school and adults students on future education endeavors, and always showing an upbeat and positive attitude with all students during her work day. Ta-Trease truly enjoys working with students and helping them to help themselves by achieving their education goals. She maintains contact with her students and feels personally rewarded by their successes. It was because of these attributes that she was chosen to represent Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center as School-Related Employee of the Year. Not only does she help students during the workday, Ta-Trease volunteers to help with many projects at Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center. She's been a part of the "Healthy Hearts" drive where faculty and students alike were encouraged to wear red to show support. She's also taken part in the breast cancer awareness program by wearing pink on a specific day. She came up with the idea of the faculty and students forming the breast cancer ribbon symbol. Ta-Trease worked with faculty and students to make sure the event was a huge success. She's also active with Suwannee High School alumni projects and St. The North Florida Trail Blazers are once again hosting the IDID AHIKE on Saturday, March 13 along the beautiful Suwannee River to benefit the Florida Trail Association and our chapter. The trail hugs the river much of the way crossing the Walking Man Bridge, Falling Creek and Little Shoals. We will be meeting in White Springs at the Heritage and Nature Tourism Center, a shuttle will carry you to the trailhead. Shuttle service begins at 8 am until noon. There will be Sag wagons at several locations along the way. There will be a $20 charge to get on the shuttle. Bring comfortable shoes, water and pack a lunch if you like. Refreshments will be available at some of the sag points. For more information, contact Alton Snellgrove, or dunnams@windstream.net. The Suwannee County Animal Control Shelter is entered into a shelter challenge sponsored by Petfinders and the animal rescue site. in order to win we need everyone to log onto www.theanimalrescuesite.com and vote for Suwannee County Animal Control Shelter. You can do this once a day. The contest runs through mid-April. Please, we need your help and it only takes a few minutes a day. Not only can we possibly win the grand prize of $100,000 but there are weekly prizes also.Web challenge could benefit animal shelter Hike along the Suwannee River March 13This young woman has not only held down a full-time job during her entire employment of four years with the school district, she's continued her dream of obtaining her college degree. In 2009 TaTrease attained that goal when she completed her BA in human services through St. Leo University. And, she did it while making the Dean's List during her last semester.School-Related Employee of the YearTa-Trease Onika Sapp is this year's pick for SuwanneeLeo University in Lake City. "She is always willing to go the extra mile for a student or school project," her principal, Diane Westcott, said. Always wearing a smile and giving encouraging words, this young woman has not only held down a full-time job during her entire employment of four years with the school district, she's continued her dream of obtaining her college degree. In 2009 Ta-Trease attained that goal when she completed her BAin human services through St. Leo University. And, she did it while making the Dean's List during her last semester. When preparing her paperwork for the selection committee recently, Ta-Trease went the second mile. She produced her own fourpage newsletter, in color and with many photographs and artwork, telling about her activities at SHTC. In this beautiful work of art, she explained that she puts God first, is a team player and positive role model, active in her church and community, family oriented and grateful to be nominated for the district award. This was the most unique presentation the committee had seen in more than five years by a school district employee, committee members said. Ta-Trease Sapp was chosen by the selection committee as 2010 Suwannee County SchoolRelated Employee of the Year partially upon the recommendations of not only her principal, Diane Westcott, but also the recommendation of two teachers and a letter by Charles Albritton, a former student who obtained his GED late in his life due to her encouragement. SHTC teacher Cassandra Yulee was TaTrease's second-grade teacher and has watched proudly since that time as this former student has become a fellow faculty member mentor to other students. SHTC teacher Virginia C. Johnston said Ta-Trease is committed to her profession, helpful in every way, has gained state certification to administer and interpret TABE test results and works hard to make sure the appropriate materials are available to her students. "She saves me countless hours of work by her attention to attendance requirements," Johnson said. She added that "not only does TaTrease take pride in her appearance and manner, she is always pleasant and willing to do whatever needs to be done to accomplish our goals." From left: Adult education instructor Vicki Clayton; School-Related Employee of the Year Ta-Trease Sapp; SHTC Principal Diane Westcott. Photo:Carnell Hawthorne Jr.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, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 13ANorth Florida Suwannee CountyFair2010Live Oak, FLSpecial Events Line-upFriday, April 9th 7:30 p.m.Lawn Mower, Mini Van & Pickup DerbyEntry Fee: Lawn Mower $10, Mini Van & Truck $20Saturday, April 10th 1:00 p.m.Flat DragsQuadrunners & MotorcyclesClasses for all ages Gates Open 11 a.m., Practice 12:30 p.m., Racing 1:00 p.m. Entry Fee: $5 per class Saturday, April 10th 7:00 p.m.Demolition DerbyAny Year Car Open to the World Plus Mini-Car Derby Heat Gates Open 4 p.m. Entry Fee: $25For Information Contact: T.E. Promotions, Inc. "King of the Derbies" www.kingofthederbies.com 812-871-7728 or 727-729-4397 letes." Spears said in a letter to Suwannee selection committee members that he "will be committed to stay here and build a program," and would "not use this job as a mere stepping stone." Spears'rŽsumŽ shows he has held coaching jobs at five different schools since 2002. His longest tenure was four years. The others were for about a year. The Suwannee job, though, will only be his second as a varsity head football coach. When contacted Tuesday morning, Spears said he had "moved around a lot," but said he and his family "are sick of moving." He added, "I don't know why we can't stay in one place, but that's what's been happening." Others have raised the same question. Spears discussed the issue recently on coachspears.com, a page on the Jefferson County Athletic Department Web site, under the heading "Spears apologizes for resignation." Spears told the Democrat that if his stay here does prove brief, "I can guarantee (the program) will be better than before I got there." Spears replaces Jerry Odom, who left Suwannee after one season to take a job as an assistant coach at Jacksonville University. Spears began his coaching career in 2002 shortly after playing for the Boise Idaho Stallions in the Indoor Professional Football League and on the Rochester Brigade in the Arena Football League 2. As assistant varsity football coach at Rutherford High School in Panama City, Spears helped lead the Rams to an 11-2 record and sent two players to second team all-state. In 2003 he landed the head coaching job for the JVRams football team. At Arnold High School in Panama City Beach, Spears wore three coaching hats during a brief stint in 2006: assistant varsity football coach of wide receivers and defensive backs, head girls basketball and head girls track coach. "For me Suwannee is the job," Spears. "Suwannee is probably one of the top jobs in the state because of its history." Spears said he will meet with students at Suwannee High School today. Scarborough said Spears will meet with the Quarterback Club Monday night at 7 p.m. Spears is married and has two children. High hopes for new head coachContinued From Page 1A course. But, Parker explained, "anytime you allow unsupervised use of a computer by your children, it opens up the possibility for strangers to come into your home." Tamara Jones, a children's ministry leader and parent of a 15-year-old daughter, said, "It's not so much stranger danger, but protecting children against Internet predators nowadays." Increased Internet access by children has made them more susceptible to on-line advances by predators, Parker said. "The risk of children being contacted and deceived by on-line predators has increased whether it's through chat rooms, online video games (with chat capabilities), peer-to-peer networks, social networking sites or cell phones; all of these are danger areas," he said. Some of the most common sites where children have been targeted include: MySpace, Facebook, Yahoo and others. According to data presented, "69 percent of teens regularly receive personal messages on-line from people they don't know, and 39 percent usually respond," Parker said. He showed testimonials of teenagers who had been lured into conversations with predators posing as someone else Ñ several who were eventually convinced to meet those strangers face-to-face. Oftentimes, those strangers turned out to be convicted sex offenders. "The bad guys have more motivation to get to their end than most parents do to get to their end," Parker said. In other words, predators usually follow through with their bad intentions, whereas parents oftentimes don't do all they can to protect their children against on-line predators, Parker explained. Jack Allred, of Wellborn, along with several members of Wellborn United Methodist Church attended the Thursday meeting to get incite on how to better protect and warn children in their youth ministry. "We know that some of this is going on, this way we can deal with it," Allred said. Parker discussed in detail the warning signs parents should watch for and steps they should take to protect their children against on-line predators. Some signs included: excessive Internet use by kids, unsupervised chat conversations, drastic behavior and attitude changes, large unknown downloaded files, gifts from unknown persons, and face-to-face meetings. Parents were encouraged to talk with their children about safe Internet use, to keep computers in a common area, to use parental controls and keep track of children's screen names, monitoring their children's profiles and insuring access to computer logs in features. Parents were also encouraged to learn Internet acronyms such as ASL (age, sex, location) or POS (parents over my shoulder), which are often used by children to maintain secrecy in Internet conversations. Parker suggested the Web site www.netlingo.com to help in that endeavor. Joy Sedgley, a mother of two and APTleader at Suwannee Elementary School, said Thursday's meeting was extremely helpful. "It's scary how much more my children know than I do," she said. "I'm happy to know that I can share some of the things from the meeting with my 8-year-old." After the meeting, Live Oak Police Chief Buddy Williams who was in attendance, said, "In an age when everything is going on-line, we must be prepared for it."Parents gather for cyber safety meetingContinued From Page 1A He added, "I would really like (Parker) to do a train-the-trainer type meeting with our force, so that we as law enforcement can know how to better address these types of crimes and strengthen our techniques. That way, we can continue to help parents with what they should know and what they can do." Turnout for the meeting was modest, but Lisa McKinley Garrison, Suwannee schools'parent/homeless liaison, wasn't discouraged. "It is unfortunate that there were other events going on in the community at the same time, which kept a lot of people from attending," she said. "We would like to bring this program back to Suwannee County soon, so that we can inform more people about the dangers of being online. It's not about keeping our kids off the internet. It's about being proactive, talking to and silent auctions. Specialty items such as private concerts, trips and jewels will be the focus of the live auction, while the silent auction will consist of more than 50 items, including Suwannee River Jam tickets and various sports memorabilia. Sponsorship packages are still available at various levels. However, seating is limited. For more information about sponsorship packages or to donate taxdeductible auction items, call the American Cancer Society at 352-386-6866 or email Courtnie.Douglas@cancer.org.Cattle Barons' Ball coming to Live OakContinued From Page 1A Known as the Ubiquitous Middle Mile project, the new network will directly connect more than 300 community anchor institutions, including public schools, universities, libraries, healthcare facilities, public safety organizations, and government agencies. The new network is expected to reach more than 154,000 households, and 27,000 businesses in our area and will be the first-ever and only network to provide open access to broadband Internet services for both private entities and public institutions in the underserved areas of North Florida. The network will serve Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Putnam, Suwannee, Taylor and Union counties. Funding for the project is through the Economic Stimulus Package. For more information visit www.nfba-fl.org/.$30 million grant will mean better broadband accessContinued From Page 1A them about the dangers and keeping them safe." The meeting was a joint effort between the Suwannee County School District, First United Methodist Church of Live Oak, and the Office of Attorney General. To find out more about the cyber safety and programs, visit www.safeflorida.net/safesurf. bility of launching a county recycling program. The problem first came to light several weeks ago after the SHS club learned that recyclables they had collected as part of a campus-wide project were being sent to the landfill instead. Sikes said that Suwannee had a limited recycling program that is based on the economy, meaning, if the county can sell the recyclables, they will. If there was no market for the materials, they simply went to the landfill, including all the materials in the igloos, marked "newspapers," "clear glass," and "aluminum cans."Recycling bins being removedContinued From Page 1A

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 14ANorth Florida 572214-F 530 E. Howard St., Live Oak 386-362-6800857 SW Main Blvd., Suite 105, Lake City 386-755-7010579089-F Stop Covering Up Those Ugly TeethAre you still covering your mouth or just too plain embarrassed to smile? Keep reading, because I've got a suggestion to help you improve your smile in just 2 weeks, and it's pain-free! Open spaces, crooked teeth, and even stains can affect the way people feel about themselves. It's a proven fact that low self-esteem often leads to emotional conditions such as depression and anti-social behavior. This even has potential to escalate into medical conditions. People who are not happy with their smiles suffer more in these areas than people who are confident with their smiles. As a doctor, I say, "Try veneers!" A veneer is a very small, contact-lens-size shell that is bonded to your natural tooth. With advances in technology, we can now offer drill-free veneers to some patients. This means we don't need to remove any of your natural tooth structure for the veneers. We like to call them "pain-free veneers"! This simple, yet powerful little veneer can produce potent results for selfesteem (say that five times fast!)! Veneers are fast, reliable, and timetested to make beautiful smiles, and the price could surprise you, too! Check out this affordable little miracle today. And, to make it more enticing, check out the deals below! New Patient Exam: $20 X-Rays: $20 Free Fluoride with Hygiene AppointmentADA Codes: 0150, 0210, 1203, 1206 Expires March 3, 2010 Buy One Veneer, Get OneFREE(Limited to 3 Free)ADA Codes: 2962 Expires March 3, 2010 Free Exam with the "Fix My Smile at One Great Price" Special(Does not include Ortho or Implants) Expires March 3, 2010

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 15ANorth Florida Sarah Luther placed second in the champion of champions round for her dairy cow recently at the Florida State Fair. She is pictured here with her award. Photo:StaffFlorida Attorney General Bill McCollum is scheduled to speak Friday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Live Oak Church of God. McCollum served as a U.S. Congressman from 1981-2001. In 1989 he founded the U.S. House Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare and was recognized as an expert on terrorism. He is now seeking the Republican nomination for governor of Florida. "Given the current economic and political climate in our nation, and here in Florida, it has become clear to me that I can best put my years of service and experience to use by running for governor of the state of Florida," McCollum said. Dinner tickets are $30 with special seating for VIPsponsorships. The talk is sponsored by the Suwannee County Republican Executive Committee. For more information contact Barbara Gill, 386-364-7784, or go to www.suwanneegop.com. Seasonal influenza vaccine for adults is still available at the Suwannee County Health Department for adults and children age 36 months and older. This vaccine is recommended in addition to any H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccine that may become available later this fall. Seasonal flu vaccine is recommended forthose who are: á All children age 6 months and older á 50 years of age and older á Persons at risk for complications from influenza, including: women who will be pregnant during flu season persons with chronic health problems persons with a weakened immune system persons with muscle or nerve disorders that can lead to breathing or swallowing problems residents of nursing homes and other long term care facilities á Healthcare providers á Caregivers of children from birth up to 5 years of age á Household contacts and caregivers of people 50 years and older á Anyone with chronic medical problems The vaccine will be given by appointment. Call 386-362-2708 for an appointment at the Live Oak clinic or 386-9351133 for an appointment at the Branford clinic. There is no charge for the children's seasonal flu vaccine. Adult seasonal flu vaccine is $30 and is covered by Medicare. Live Oak Garden Club #1 Quality Caladium Bulb Sale Order Now! Price still 10 bulbs for $6. To place your order, call: Ella Carter 386-362-1326 Andrea Miller 386-963-3172 The Live Oak Artist's Guild along with the Suwannee River Regional Library presents a Readers Theater entitled "Gold Rush at the Gallery" on Saturday. Tickets are $7 per person and coffee and desserts will be served. John Bell from Liveonstage Theatre Group has written a skit that should be fun for folks of all ages. John has written and performed many programs for the Live Oak Artist's Guild and the Woman's Club and I know that this will be a wonderful presentation. And, if there is anything (besides art) that the members of the LOAG does well it's cook and bake. So, come and enjoy a delightful program and wonderful desserts and coffee at the LOAG Gallery and Cultural Arts center at 213 2nd St. NW. Live Oak. Tickets are available at the Gallery or at the Frame Shop and Gallery, 109 W. Howard St., Live Oak.Wellborn Neighborhood Watch to meetEach month on the last Thursday the Wellborn Neighborhood Watch has its regular meeting and at that time we have scheduled speakers. This month our guest speaker will be Michael Ingram, Manager of Retail Operations for the Hospice Attic in Lake City and Gainesville. He will explain to us exactly how the Attic helps with funds for Haven Hospice and the families that come there in need. He will also explain how the Attic helps families after Medicare and other sources of help are no longer available to them. Please come and join us at the Blake Lowe building next to Wellborn Playground at 7 p.m. We have refreshments before the meeting and hope many of you can join us. For information call Jane Campbell at 208-8818.Seasonal flu vaccine still available at health department CALADIUM BULBS Luther places second at state fair Find us on Facebook

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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 profileTiyRenee Riley CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new Section BWednesday, February 24, 2010Suwannee Democrat North Florida SHS and BHS recognizePages 5-8BThe SHS girls basketball team fell short of regionals but had a great season. Their last game was one of the more exciting games I've seen in a long while. The girls should take pride in the fact they got people excited about basketball again. Andra Davis, Kelly Jennings, and Bruce Johnson, Suwannee County's NFLcontingent, were all in attendance. The Winter Olympics continues and it was only 30 years ago we saw the Miracle on Ice. The U.S. hockey team won the gold. They are doing pretty well this year as well. They won Three Suwannee County natives, all players in the NFL, join Live Oak's Tom Daniels for a look at a photo of "the old days" before discussing plans for a kid's football camp coming shortly. The "Dream it, Do it" camp will be a joint venture by the players and Daniels. The four met at Daniels' local sporting goods shop, The Sports Connection. Pictured from left: Andra Davis (Denver Broncos), Daniels, Bruce Johnson (New York Giants) and Kelly Jennings (Seattle Seahawks). Photo:Jeff Waters By Jeff Watersjeff.waters@gaflnews.comCoach James Perry said his goal for next season's SHS boys basketball team is to go to the state playoffs. Suwannee (14-13) finished their season Thursday night, falling to Ocala's Trinity Catholic by just one point. The final score was 65-64. "All the elements were there for us to win that game," said Perry. "It was right there for us to take that game." Suwannee scored more points in the first quarter than Trinity Catholic by 14-12. In the second quarter Suwannee only managed seven points, to Trinity's 21. The third quarter Suwannee sank 15 points to Trinity's 14. Suwannee had 26 points in the fourth quarter to Trinity's 18. After nine innings, the SHS lady softball team fell to Williston Feb. 16, 4-3 in the first district game of the season. "Jamie summers and Destiny Perrin led the team with two hits each with Summers collecting two RBI's," said coach Tommy Chambers. Suwannee collected nine hits to Williston's 10. Suwannee's Tinsley Smith struck out eight batters, while Williston managed to strike out 10. Suwannee played Ft. White Friday and Madison Tuesday. See a future edition for results.Bulldogs lose first district game Live Oak's NFL contingent comes together for local kids By Jeff Watersjeff.waters@gaflnews.comThe Suwannee High School ladies basketball team lost a hard fought game to Wildwood Feb. 17, 56-45 in semi-regional finals. This is the first time the ladies basketball program has advanced to those finals. "We gave it our all, but came up a little short in the end," said coach Jimmy Jackson. "It was a great ride while it lasted. We had a great season, one that will be remembered for a long time." Suwannee won two champsionships this season, the Madison Christmas Invitational and the district championship. "I would like to thank our seniors, Rictoria Merrick, Tara Oliver, Jawanza Pipkin, Kemberlee Beaty and Tiyrenee Riley for their commitment to this program and their desire to get better every day," said Jackson. Tatiyana Thomas led in scoring with 18 points. She also had four assists. Merrick followed with 11 points and five rebounds. Hope Chambers had six points, five rebounds and three blocks.SPORTS COMMENTARYThisSportaboutBy Tom DanielsthatandSuwannee scoring summary Marcus Lane 19 Jimmie Taylor 17 Keith Cherry 11 Andre Zanders 8 Brandon Soler 4 Rashad Gardenhire 3 Josh Randolph 2 Tatiyana Thomas dominates the court. Photo:Paul Buchanan SuwanneeSports.com SEESPORTABOUT,PAGE10B SEELADIES FALL,PAGE2B

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 2BSPORTS North Florida 570605-F Kristiana Evans had six points and six rebounds. Beaty had two points, four rebounds, four assists and two blocks and Riley had two points and two rebounds. "I would also like to thank our administration staff, support staff, boosters and our community for rallying around us this season," said Jackson. "Last, but not least, my coaching staff, Brent Chambers, an excellent teacher of the game, J.V. Coach Cynthia Ford and Cheretta Ross, who are all former Bulldog basketball players, for helping to instill Bulldog pride in our program. To our up coming seniors, the bar has been set. What will be your legacy? How do you want to be remembered?." Continued From Page 1BRictoria Merrick looks for an open shot. Photos:Paul Buchanan SuwanneeSports.comHope Chambers dribbles the ball past a pair of Wildcats. Kemberlee Beaty in action.

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 3BSPORTS North Florida Suwannee Democrat579398-F Pick a& save10%, 15% or 25%OFF any new subscriptionCome by our office at 211 Howard St. East, Live Oak, FL 32064, pick a clover & save up to 25% off the regular price.13 Weeks $9 in county; $13 out of county 26 Weeks $18 in county; $24 out of county 52 Weeks $33 in county; $48 out of countyNew subscribers only386-362-1734 571307-FThank you for submitting this week's SMILE photograph!Suwannee DemocratSubmit your photo for publication to:P.O. Box 370, Live Oak, FL 32064Now THAT'S Something To Smile About! Kelly spending time with her Grandpa (Robert Allen) Hope Chambers secures the ball. Photos:Paul Buchanan SuwanneeSports.comKristiana Evans looks downcourt.

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 PAGE 4B SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAKNorth Florida FOODSTORES 570915-F APRIL 21-24, 2010Lineup Includes: Zac Brown Band John Fogerty Kansas Travis Tritt and many more Lowest Prices Available Weekend Pass $110 Single Day Pass $65Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Live Oak, FLFlorida Gateway Pro-RodeoMarch 19-21Adult Tickets$10EachChildren's Tickets$5Each (ages 6-12) Columbia County Fairgrounds Combo Special!32 oz. Fountain Coca-Cola & a Regular Size Reeses or Hershey Candy Bar www.sunbeltchryslerjeepdodgeofliveoak.com CHRYSLER JEEP DODGEHours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 1307 W. Howard Street (US Hwy. 90) Live Oak, FL 32064 386-362-1042Fully certified mechanics, Up to 5 qts.FREE 16 pt. Inspection10W30 Bulk Oil, No specialty oil plus taxes & disposal feeExpires 3/15/10578418-F 362-2525801 Irving Ave., Live Oak We Deliver! !"#$ Buy 1 Pizza Get 1 FREE!Any size, Any Combination570649-F Tues. & Wed. Off Hwy 90 at the Columbia Suwannee County line Tattoos by Keip Sake Emporium$%%&'()'((( 386-832-7175www.myspace.com/countylinelounge570923-F*+,$-./-/$-*,#"$# -/0-!0**!12". Package Store Open Mon.-Sat. 2-10 p.m. SPORTS Kristiana Evans in action. TOP: Coach Jimmy Jackson. ABOVE: Tatiyana Thomas under pressure.Photos:Paul Buchanan SuwanneeSports.com

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 5BNorth Florida Suwannee High FFAThe FFAis a youth organization designed to develop leadership and agriscience skills. FFAmakes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing premiere leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. In our local FFAchapter we are fulfilling this mission daily by providing a wide variety of career development events and leadership activities. Our current program of activities includes preparing teams for dairy judging, meat judging, poultry judging, land judging, horse judging, livestock judging, veggie judging, ornamental horticulture, and ag. issues competitions. The 82nd State Convention will be held in Orlando, June 14 Ð 18. February 20 Ð 27 is National FFA Week. During that week, there will an Alumni/Chapter meeting and softball game, the Annual Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, land judging contest and much more. Also, the FFAwill be hosting a golf tournament at the Suwannee Country Club on March 6 to raise money for scholarships for seniors, and state convention, and other FFArelated events and activities.Senior Officers:Reporter Josh Hannah, President Katherine Haney, TreasurerDustin Lane, ParliamentarianLaura-Kaitlyn Boatright, Vice Pre sident Rachel Morgan, Sentinel Ben Glass, SecretarySarah Luther, Chaplain Drew Land, not pictured are: Historian Hanna Ragan, Student Advisor Teylor Alley, Community Reporter Kayla RatliffJunior Officers:Sentinel Jason Howdyshell, President Taylor Randall, Vice President Taylor Henderson, ReporterBraxton HIcks, Secretary Wesley Thomas, not pictured are: Treasurer Jesse 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, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 6BNorth Florida 621 North Ohio Avenue • Live Oak, Florida (386) 362-1848 • (800) 457-6082 • Fax (386) 364-4661 PRINTING • COPY SERVICE Complete Printing Services 576569-F 576657-FFARMERS COOPERATIVEHwy. 90 W. • 362-1459Your Future Looks Bright and We Look Forward to Serving You! FEBRUARY 21-28 Rob Cathcart, Agent 115 Grand Street NE Live Oak, FL 32064 Bus: 386-364-7900 rob.cathcart.j656@statefarm.com 576660-FSaluting the Future Farmers of America Grinding cane. In the classroom. Learning from an expert. Courtesy photosThe gang's all here at the winter social. Participants at a district contest.

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This year, so far, has proved to be another busy year for members of the Branford FFA. Perhaps one of the largest achievements has been the chartering of a Branford Middle School Chapter. For the first year ever, Branford now has two FFAchapters, a middle school chapter for students in grades 6-8, and our long-standing high school chapter for students in grades 9-12. With the new chapter, Branford has been able to send students to compete in many various Career Development Events (competitions) at both the middle school level, and high school level. It has also provided an opportunity for many younger students to get involved in FFAand agriculture and begin to train for future FFA events, when previously, Branford students were not eligible until ninth grade. We have participated in forestry, farm judging, parliamentary procedure, creed speaking, prepared speaking, extemporaneous speaking, tractor driving, dairy judging, and ag business management to date, and plan to compete in land judging and poultry judging in the future. Of these competitions 70-80% of team members were new, firsttime competitors in these events, providing an encouraging outlook for the Branford future of our FFAcompetitions. Also, the dairy judging team and ag business management teams scored high enough at the district level to qualify for state competitions, which have not yet taken place. Dewayne Aderholt, the Branford FFAtractor operations representative, won first place at sub-district and district competition, and will compete at the state level during the FFAconvention in June. We have also had the opportunity to give back to our community with service in many areas, and still have some planned during the rest of the year. We have been able to park cars for the Suwannee River Riding Club's annual rodeo. We have been able to clean up our area's rivers, by participating in our annual "River Cleanup" event and focusing on three of our areas river "parks". In the late fall, our classes grew several acres of peas, that we picked and gave away to as many Branford citizens as we could find. We also participated in a new event this year, having chapter members and officers "adopt" two teenagers from the Christmas Dream machine and buy gifts for them. We are also planning to clean up our 2-3 mile stretch of highway on 129, during our spring "Adopt a Highway" event. We have also had many learning opportunities available for students that are members of FFA, or our town of Branford. We have had officer leadership retreats at the home of our advisor, a steer "clinic", for members showing steers at the county fair, proficiency award workshops, and resume writing "classes". We are currently in the process of trying to plan for some officers, members and alumni to attend "Ag on the Hill" in Tallahassee in March, educating our public officials on the importance of agriculture in our state and encouraging them to continue supporting the Florida FFAchapters. As always, we are planning a HUGE FFAweek celebration, with daily events, including "Ag Olympics", "decorate your Door", "Breakfast for our teachers", "Blue and Gold day", and much more! And as we do every year, we will recognize the members who have stepped forward in leadership positions, and the community members who have helped our chapter, at our end of the year dinner-banquet. Chapter officers for this year (2009-2010) are: Trevor Harrison, President; Dewayne Aderholt, Vice President; Amy Smith, Secretary; Jordan Gaylard, Treasurer; Ariel Harrison, Reporter; Kirk Davis, Historian; Kaleb Kelley, Sentinel; Stevie Harris, Chaplain; Mackenzie Akers, Parliamentarian; and Jimmy Wilkerson ("Doc"), Advisor. Our chapter is so lucky to live in such a caring, agricultural town that really does try to help students better themselves. In a time when education is troubled, Branford and Live Oak businesses and citizens have really been "stepping up to the plate" to help our chapter out, both with opportunities and help. Also, at a time when our economy has been so short for so many things, we have been blessed with supporters that always come through and find some way to help! Words could not say how thankful we are for all of the support we receive, nor the faith that you put in our members to become a better generation. The leadership skills, friendships and knowledge that we receive from being active FFAmembers will carry us through a lifetime of "giving back" to those who will come after us! We truly are "Learning to do, Doing to learn, Learning to live, Living to serve." (FFAMotto)CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 7BNorth Florida JOHN DEERE J.T. Hingson Jr.General ManagerLive Oak Tractor Co.10055 Hwy 129 South, Live Oak, FL 386-362-1113 • 1-800-893-9255 Cell: 386-208-3451See us for all your John Deere clothing, toys & gifts576658-FWe support Suwannee County FFA UWANNEE SNSURANCEIGENCY, INC. A"Our Best Policy Is Service To You."1720 Ohio Ave. N • Live Oak, FL (386) 364-1000Get a quote 24 hours a day at www. suwanneeinsurance.comBUSINESS • HOME • AUTO • FARM • BOAT • LIFE HEALTH • RVs • MOBILE HOMES LAKE CITY755-3558MADISON850-973-8341JASPER792-2131 576650-F 576649-F Enter the Future of FarmingÉ Sow the seeds of success support your local FFA ChapterPutnal Seed & GrainHwy. 252 • 776-1732 Members of the Branford FF A clean up Ruth Springs during the group' s annual River Cleanup Day . Courtesy photosGirls that competed in FFA sub-district competitions smile for the camera after a job well-done!Branford FFA chapter

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 8BNorth Florida 576651-F602 11th St., Live Oak362-1235"Everything you need for the Do-it-yourselfer"W.B. HOWLAND CO."Serving North Florida Since 1926"• LUMBER • PLYWOOD • DOORS • WINDOWS • HARDWARE • ROOFING • PLASTER • INSULATION • PANELING • TOOLS • TRUSSES AND WALLCOVERINGS • CABINETS • ELECTRICAL • PLUMBING • POWER TOOLS • FENCE • PAINTWE DELIVER We Salute Suwannee County FFA 1512 South Ohio Avenue, 362-7066 Live OakPAINT & FLOORING 576655-F Derek Loadholtz, CPCU, CLU, ChFC1526 Ohio Ave. South, Live Oak 386-364-3535 Derek@DerekLoadholtz.comState Farm Insurance Companies Home Offices: Bloomington, IL 576652-F We support FFA of Suwannee County O'Brien Feed Depot & HardwareFax: 386-935-1026 obrienfd@windstream.net22626 Hwy. 129, O'Brien, FL • 935-1070 Growing Successful Farmers through FFA576653-F FARM BUREAU INSURANCEAUTO • HOME • LIFE 407 South Dowling Ave., Live Oak362-1274JOHN WIGGINS, Agency Manager JOHNNY BASS, Career AgentWANDA O'NEAL, Career Agent KEVIN GREENE, Career Agent"HELPING YOU IS WHAT WE DO BEST" 576654-F Suwannee County Conservation DistrictSupporting Future Farmers of America362-2622577548-F Members of the Branford FFA clean up Little River Springs during the group's annual River Cleanup Day. Courtesy photosStudents in Branford agriculture classes learn about the soil and its properties from a guest speaker. Members of the Branford FFA take a break from parking cars at the Suwannee River rodeo to pose for a picture. A group of high school FFA members take a break before the fireworks, during the group's annual Fourth of July cookout at the Ag shop. Branford FFA senior sweethearts, Malynn Moses and Kaleb Kelley, ride in the 2009 BHS homecoming parade. Branford FFA junior sweethearts, Jessica Lewis and Mackenzie Akers, ride in the BHS 2009 homecoming parade. Dewayne Aderholt demonstrates how to operate a tractor, winning first place in sub-district and district competition. Branford elementary and VPK students participate in "Ag in the Classroom" activities, and learn more about the role agriculture plays in American life.Branford FFA chapter

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Odd Even U U new new Odd EvenU U new new WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT /LIVE OAK PAGE 10BNorth Florida 386-755-0630Lake City 1 Mile East of I-75 on U.S. Hwy. 90 www.RountreeMooreFord.com Gleason Mall Rountree Moore FordSW SR252BLIVE OAK Suwannee LegalsADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS 024-2010 CITY OF LIVE OAK ALBRITTON Ð HOUSTON DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT The City of Live Oak City Council herein referred to as the Owner, will receive sealed bids marked "SEALED BID for CITY OF LIVE OAK Ð ALBRITTON Ð HOUSTON DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT" .Bid packages will be received by the Live Oak City Administrator, Live Oak, Florida for the construction of the Project, which shall include under one contract the construction and installation of the following major items: • Storm Sewer conveyance system (24 to 42"pipe) • Concrete sidewalk and curb removal and replacement • Concrete pavement removal • Asphalt removal and replacement Earthwork and Pond grading • Miscellaneous site work and grading modifications. Proposals shall be addressed to the Live Oak City Administrator and delivered to the City Offices, located at 101 White Avenue, SE, Live Oak, Florida, 32064 no later than 2:00 p.m.on Wednesday, March 3,2010. Proposals shall be designated as "SEALED BID for CITY OF LIVE OAK Ð ALBRITTON Ð HOUSTON DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT" .All bids must be submitted in triplicate.Any bids received after the specified time and date will not be considered.The sealed bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 2:00 pm on March 3, 2010 at City Hall, Council Chambers at the above address. Interested parties should contact Eutaw Utilities,Inc.at 415 Saint Francis Street,Unit #114,Tallahassee, Florida 32301,phone (850) 383-0400, fax (888) 878-2939 for a complete set of bid documents.A payment in cash or check payable to Eutaw Utilities, Inc.will be required for each complete set of the bid documents.This payment represents reproduction and shipping costs and is non-refundable. Complete sets of Bidding Documents are $100.00 for the Drawings and Specifications including standard overnight delivery . The owner reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all bids. Live Oak is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Each Bidder must deposit with his/her bid security in the amount, form and subject to the conditions provided in the Information for Bidders. Sureties used for obtaining bonds must appear as acceptable according to the Department of Treasury Circular 570 or by the City of Live Oak. City of Live Oak, Florida Robert E.Farley, City Administrator Address: 101 White Avenue S.E. Live Oak, Florida 32064 2/17, 24SPORTS the other night and the goalie made an incredible 42 saves. The U.S. is the leading medal winner as I write. Spring training is about start. It must be difficult when you have to take a 6 million dollar pay cut to just make 6 million. I am referring to Johnny Damon's situation. It is amazing how fast you can lose track of reality. Salaries used to reflect the fact that your career was a short one. I would venture to say 6 million is more than most of us will make over many, many lifetimes. The search for Suwannee's new head football coach continues. When details become available we will be quick to get on line and in the paper. Hopefully there will be a determination before March Madness begins. In the meantime catch the action at the Rick Norris field for softball and Booster field for baseball. The dedication of the Tommy Abercrombie field at the middle school was held Saturday and beautifully and respectfully done. It wouldn't hurt to catch a game there as well. Make sure to check it out on your way to the rec center. Continued From Page 1BSPORTS COMMENTARYThisSportaboutBy Tom Danielsthatand Kristiana Evans holds her ground. Photo:Paul Buchanan SuwanneeSports.comCheck out the Suwannee Democrat 's page 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 North FloridaSPIRT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK:Mike Mullis to perform, host open mic night at music park, Page 2 News • Entertainment • Classifieds February 24 & 25, 2010 www.nflonline.com 579101-F WWW.NOBLESGREENHOUSE.COM 570600-F 9248 129th Road • Live Oak (386) 362-2333 Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Closed Sunday "For over 30 Years"SIMPLE TO GROW AND NUTRITIOUS? YES! BLUEBERRIES!Our Japanese magnolias are covered in buds! Dogwoods, redbuds and flowering plums will soon be ready soon to put on their spring show. Planting now makes it easy to get your trees established and rooted in! NOW'S A GREAT TIME TO PLANT TREES THAT BLOOM IN THE SPRING!Blueberries are fun for the whole family! Enjoy picking the ultimate healthy snack from your own plants! Blueberries make a great addition to your landscape or they can be grown in a pot on your patio. As an added bonus you'll enjoy great fall leaf color when the weather turns cool!#1 size budded and blooming only $5.99 570742-F ATTENTION!Dial's Inspection ServicesFor All Your Home Inspection Needs! 386-364-4434 or 386-590-6534Please visit our website: www.suwanneevalleyinspections.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-569597-F 127 Howard Street E., Live Oak, FL Phone: 386-362-4539 Toll Free: 1-800-557-7478 Se Habla Espanol EMAIL: info@poolerealty.comHours: Mon. Fri. 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.; Sunday by appointment www.poolerealty.com COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDINGÉ approx 2000 sq.ft, 3 private offices (one w/1/2 bath), several cubicle areas. 2 lobbies both with gas log fireplaces. Great visibility on 129 north. Only $140,000. Call Kellie Shirah, 386-208-3847 MLS#69492 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, 386-2084276. MLS#69967.569603-FDELI/COFFEEHOUSE. Great business opportunity with lots of potential! Renovated building from top to bottom. Good corner location in Wellborn. Asking $280,000. Call Jan Fessler 386-3648407 for more details. MLS#73261 DOWLING OAKS... 4+ ac., scattered trees, $22,000. Bring all offers! Call Glenda McCall, 386-208-5244 MLS#71778 GREAT 45 acres priced at less than $3,000 per acre not far from Live Oak. No deed restrictions. Great place to build your dream home or start your farm. Additional acreage available. Call Anita Handy, 386-208-5877 or Kellie Shirah, 386-208-3847 MLS#65577 LOCATED ON THE BENDof the Withlacoochee river. Property is 20 ft above flood of record. This 3/2 homes has all the amenities, all electric, gas fireplace, skylights, deck, enclosed glass sun room, above ground pool and more. $250,000. Call Glenda McCall, 386208-5244 or Sherrel McCall, 386-688-7563. MLS#72753 JUST REDUCED1905 CHARMER! Two-story 3/2 in historic White Springs has been completely restored. Bright & airy 3-room Master Suite with 2 full walls of windows. 2 fireplaces. Price Reduced to $119,000. Call Jan Fessler today at 386-364-8407 MLS#69530 IMMACULATE 3/2 home on pretty rolling 5+ acres with large scattered pine mostly open grass. This is a very beautiful quality built home. Nice country setting just on the outskirts of Jennings, FL. $250,000. Call Enola Golightly, 842-2470 MLS#73571 160 ACRES1/2 mile of paved road frontage, 10" irrigation well. Priced at $3,275 per acre. Call Ronnie Poole, 386-208-3175. MLS#71567 DREAM HOMEAccess to private boat ramp at Lake Louise and clubhouse. Large kitchen with solid oak cabinets with lots of storage. Split floor plan with huge master bedroom. Harwood floors. Vaulted ceilings. IT IS A MUST SEE. $299,900. Cheryl Sellers 386-590-4085 MLS#72480 WOWWhat a great starter home on 5+ acres some clearing and lots of woods very private & secluded. Very large single wide with two more rooms added on. Tax roll says 1579 sqft. not included the 2 additional rooms. $54,900. Call Ric Donovan, 590-1298 MLS#73633 JUST REDUCEDP ASTORAL SETTING.... 20 ac. pasture & scattered granddaddy oaks, well and septic (no guarantee), agricultural exemption, no clearing needed, ready to go! $79,000. BRING OFFERS! Call Glenda McCall, 386-208-5244 MLS#70087 $85,0003/2, 1344 sq.ft. concrete block home located near the Advent Christian Village with screened back porch. Call Ronnie Poole, 386-208-3175 for more information MLS#73216 Staff What can we learn from bad women? The answer to that age-old question will be answered on Tuesday, March 2 when "Good Lessons from Bad Women" is presented at Lake City Community College. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the college's Levy Performing Arts Center and the fifth show of LCCC's 200910 Lyceum Series. Presented by LCCC in honor of Women's History Month, "Women" is a virtuoso one-woman play performed by nationally known actress, playwright, motivational speaker, and best-selling author, Dorothy Leeds. The show is a spirited theatrical romp through history, with Leeds enacting the roles of various women including Eve, Mae West, legendary pirate Anne Bonny, and Chinese empress Wu Chao. Each woman proves that deep in the recesses of some very wicked women are important good lessons. Mark Kirby, coordinator of the Levy Performing Arts Center, is enthusiastic about the show. "After the success of ÔLewis Grizzard: In His Own Words'last season I was looking for another oneperson performance piece, and Dorothy's show came to my attention," Kirby says. "I saw excerpts and knew this was perfect for the PAC. Dorothy is just phenomenal-funny, insightful, and extremely talented." "Men as well as women will enjoy this show and I'm looking forward to a big turnout. ÔGood Lessons from Bad Women'will be a great night of theater. I guarantee it." Tickets for "Good Lessons from Bad Women" are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors age 55 and over, and $13 for LCCC staff and students and students from other schools. To reserve or buy tickets or for more show information call the Levy Performing Arts Center box office at (386) 754-4340. Prior to the performance dinner will be served in the college's Lobo CafŽ. To make dinner reservations call (888) 845-0925 or (386) 438-5440. VALDOSTAWild Adventures Water and Theme Park opens for the 2010 season Saturday, March 6 at 10 a.m. The area's number one tourist attraction offers season passholders an exclusive sneak peek to the park's new offerings, including a trio of family rides and new live entertainment, on Friday, March 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. Season passholders will also be among the first to ride the park's flagship wooden roller coaster, The Cheetah, which just completed a million dollar renovation. In addition, the park will reveal its new look, having planted more than 400 trees and added new spots to "beat the heat" in the last several months. "Wild Adventures has a tradition of providing families all the excitement of a big theme park at a family affordable scale. It offers all in one for less Ñ a theme park, water park and animal park rolled into one. This year, with 20 concerts, and nearly a dozen limited engagement shows, guests will find something new to see and do every month," said Bob Montgomery, vice presi-Wild Adventures new season opens March 6Park features new rides, entertainment, landscapeÔGood Lessons from Bad Women'Actress, playwright Dorothy Leeds brings an Ôinstructive'show to LCCCDorothy Leeds in ÔGood Lessons from Bad Women.' Courtesy photo Serving Hamilton, Lafayette and Suwannee Counties North Florida FocusTigers Nina (left) and Bhutan (right) relax in front of guests before a Tigers of India performance. The award winning show, featuring seven majestic tigers, premieres at Wild Adventures Water and Theme Park in April as one of the new limited engagement performances scheduled for the 2010 park season. Courtesy photo SEEWILD ADVENTURES,PAGE3David Church, RFDTVs most requested artist, coming to Live Oak Page 2

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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 2,FEBRUARY 24 & 25,2010 CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA S.C. Sullivan Agency 529 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak, FL Bus. 386-362-1389 Fax: (386) 362-6131 S.C. Sullivan (386) 362-1389, Evening 362-2990 575815-F (1) Horse Farm: 55 acres with a 5 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. Approx. 3 miles from I75. Call for more information. Just listed $599,999. (2) Off CR 49 5 acres in grass with scattered tr ees, 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. REDUCED TO $260,000 . (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 acr e 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 $145,900 . (7) 410 Dexter: Corner lot with CH/AC brick home in good condition. Appr ox. 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 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) 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 $72,000 . (15) Madison Co.: 40 acres in 16 year old slash planted pines off CR 255 good elevation. Good buy at $175,000. (16) 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 $168,000 . (17) Farms of 10 Mill Hollow: 4 acres in grass/cr opland with scattered trees. $32,500. (18) Near City: Off US 90 East 5 acres wooded near golf course. Good buy @ $44,900. (19) 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. (20) 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. (21) Keaton Beach: Deep W ater Canal lot near public boat ramp, sewer & water. Good buy @ $125,000. (22) 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. (23) Off 16th St.: 2 100x530 river lots with MH (needs some R&R), well, septic and storage b uilding. Lot has large hickory white oak magnolia. Well abo ve the flood elevation. $79,900 for the pair. (24) 193rd Rd.: 6.59 acres wooded on paved road. Good area. Good buy @ $37,500. (25) Hamilton County: 40 acre wooded on county road. Good hunting area that adjoins SRWMD. $149,500. (26) New 3 bedroom, 2 bath CH/AC home. City sewer & water, privacy fence. Good Buy @ $95,000. (27) Off CR 249: 3 wooded lots, will work for mobile homes, on county road. Good buy @ $12,600 for all three. 576052dwv RFDTV's most requested artist, David Church, will perform in the "Road to Branson Tour" Sunday evening, March 7, at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak. Also on the program will be David's wife, Terri Lisa Church, a talented singer/songwriter. "We are honored to be performing at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park on our Road to Branson Tour," David Church said. David is a featured artist on RFDTV's popular show, "Midwest Country." The show is broadcast to more than 130 million via satellite and cable networks both nationally and regionally. RFDTVis broadcast from Nashville, TN to Dishnet, DirecTV, Comcast and Mediacom Cable customers. The show features major artists such as Bill Anderson, Jean Shepard and numerous others. The producer of Midwest Country, Joe Jenson states, "David has something special, that same charisma that Hank (Williams Sr.) had. When he walks on stage, the audience is spellbound! He is our most popular act!" David will be singing some of the music from his latest CD, There You Are, along with a tribute to Hank Williams Sr. Church has been featured in major country magazines like Country Weekly, Front Row News, Country Music Report, Nashville Music Guide, The Tub Magazine and recently, DREAMWEST, the Premiere Country Music Magazine in Europe. The two page article was included among major artists from Taylor Swift to Dierks Bentley. As a result, Church recently performed to a sold out show in Le Mans, France. Terri Lisa Church will be debuting songs from her new CD, I Find Myself In You, which includes some Patsy Cline and Tammy Wynette music and a duet with David Church. Terri Lisa originally performed with the popular gospel group, "The King's Heirs" throughout Northern Indiana. She started a variety group in the mid 90s called, "Joyful Noise," featuring gospel, country, 50/60s and pop music. In 1998 the group performed at a huge RVrally in Central Indiana where she met and eventually married singer/songwriter David Church. Bob Everhart, president of the National Traditional Country Music Association, states, "It is indeed my pleasure to inform anyone who likes traditional country music that the David & Lisa Church musical presentations are a double whammy of the best traditional country music available today." Admission is $15 advance and $18 at the door. Doors to the Music Hall open at 5 p.m. and show begins at 7 p.m. For more information or to buy advance tickets, call the SOSMPat 386-364-1683, go to the Web site at www.musicliveshere.com or email the SOSMPat spirit@musicliveshere.com.David Church, RFDTVs most requested artist, coming to Live OakDavid Church will perform at the Spirit of the Suwannee in Live Oak March 7. Courtesy photoMike Mullis, known as the Gator Chomp Guy, puts on a fantastic musical show. Mike will be at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Friday night to hold open mic and also perform some great music for listening and dancing. Mike co-wrote words and music for the song, "GatorChomp," a rollicking song about the University of Florida football program. Mike and his band, WhooWhee, recently won first place in the Battle of the Bands at the Annual Ham Jam in Green Cove Springs! They took the prize over 10 great bands, taking home $2,000 in prize money and a guaranteed slot to play at the 2010 Suwannee River Jam at the SOSMP! Mike's fans also love toMike Mullis to perform, host open mic night at music parkMike Mullis, known as the Gator Chomp Guy, will be at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Friday night to hold open mic and also perform some great music. Courtesy photo visit with him at the SOSMPwhere they can hear him sing and play his awesome music. He'll be doing just that this Friday night in the Music Hall. There will also be time for talented audience members to take the mic. If you're a polished performer and would like to try the open mic, come on out. You could be the next big star! Admission Friday night is $5 per person. However, Friday night only, the $5 can be applied to your food and beverage tab. Doors to the Music Hall open at 5 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m. For more information about this exciting event or the upcoming Springfest, Wanee, 8th Annual Rock-N-Wheels or the biggest country music jam in the South, the Suwannee River Jam, call the SOSMPat 386-3641683, go to the SOSMP website at www.musicliveshere.com or email the SOSMPat spirit@musicliveshere.com. D D o o l l p p h h i i n n s s c c o o u u l l d d b b e e i i d d e e a a l l m m o o d d e e l l t t o o s s t t u u d d y y h h u u m m a a n n c c e e r r v v i i c c a a l l c c a a n n c c e e r r , , s s a a y y U U F F v v e e t t s sP P a a g g e e 1 1 0 0 SUWANNEE VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETYCRITTER CORNERPage 9

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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 FEBRUARY 24 & 25,2010,PAGE 3 CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA 573188TE 575879-F CAHINwith$ Saturday,April10;7:00am-1:00pm LowndesCountyCivicCenter Hwy84EastValdostaCalltodaytoreserveyourboothspace! Limitednumberofspacesavailable.InsideSpaces–$ 3 5.00each OutsideSpaces(Covered)–$25each CalltheClassifiedMarketplacetofindoutmore!229-244-1880229-244-34001-800-600-4838 201N.TroupStreet,ValdostaSpringCommunityYardSaleTHEVALDOSTADAILYTIMES578940mdv dent and general manager. "Plus, to help keep guests feeling refreshed, the park has removed more than 350 tons of concrete to make way for more shade trees and a new, interactive water fountain." Three new rides join park favorite The new season promises more thrills with three new family rides. Guests will twist and turn on Whirling Wildcats, a spinning scrambler that propels thrill seekers of all ages in a circular motion. They will test their fear of heights on Viking Voyage, a five story family roller coaster that takes guests on a 40 mph ride with surprising dips and turns. Finally, they will find themselves in the driver's seat on Falcon Flyers, a flying scooter ride, overlooking WA's famed central lake. After an extensive renovation, WA's popular wooden roller coaster, The Cheetah, will also feel like a new ride to park guests. Amillion dollar refurbishment was designed to provide a smoother ride without sacrificing the wild excitement wooden coaster lovers have come to expect. Fresh entertainment debuts monthly WAsurprises guests all year long with exclusive, limited engagement shows including a special guest appearance by Kaptain Robbie Knievel on July 3, who will be attempting a leap over WA's iconic lake. The park opens with world famous magician Aaron Radatz, who mesmerizes guests with his Vegas-style magic show. In April, WAmaintains its tradition of offering breathtaking animal performances with the premiere of Tigers of India. The award winning show features seven majestic tigers. The live act highlights the incredible bond of man and tiger while showcasing the animals' natural behavior. May brings the opening of Country Rocks Live! to WA. With a variety of gifted singers, this new show brings music to life with country hits from yesterday and today. The summer heats up with high energy performances guests cannot find anywhere else. The Anastasinis are eighth generation performers who join the park's show lineup in June with unbelievable juggling, high wire, and acrobatic performances under a big top tent. Also in June, popular hypnotist Tammy Barton takes guests on a journey of the mind. Starting in July, the antics of the Dana Kunze High Dive Show entertain with a mix of high diving tricks and comedy. Man's best friend takes center stage in July with Doggies of the Wild West. Marshall Rowdy Yo along with his sidekick, Calamity Jo, amaze and amuse audiences with a cast of "Pooches from the Prairie." Concert line-up offers variety of musical styles Featuring the region's largest outdoor amphitheater, WApromises families a variety of musical experiences from spring through fall. The park line-up includes 20 concert performances in the rock, pop, country, Christian and gospel genres. Already scheduled to perform are: March 13 Lynyrd Skynyrd March 20 George Thorogood & Los Lonely Boys April 10 Jeremy Camp April 17 REO Speedwagon & Styx April 24 Josh Turner May 8 Wynonna May 15 Chicago May 29 David Crowder Band June 12 Steven Curtis Chapman June 19 Tye Tribbett & Kirk Franklin June 26 Rodney Atkins Sept. 25 Third Day Oct. 2 Vince Neil TBABackstreet Boys More concerts will be announced soon to complete the 2010 concert season. All concerts are free with general park admission or a 2010 Season Pass. Reserved seats are available for an additional $10. New spots to refresh and recharge In March, WAmarks the debut of a new, greener landscape plus spots for guests to cool off. The goal is to create shadier spots for the warmer spring and summer months. To create the parkwide changes, more than 4oo new trees have been planted along new pathways, creating an overall guest-friendlier environment. Anew interactive, jumping water fountain will delight kids and parents alike with 22 jets that spray in all directions. "Last season, WAunveiled our multimillion dollar Splash Island Water Park renovation including the opening of the popular Wahee Cyclone. This year, we wanted to add even more spots to help families cool off in the warmer temperatures," said Montgomery. In addition, WAoffers new sweet and savory food options to tempt taste buds. Guests can cool off with real fruit smoothies, and frozen treats at Fresh N' Fruity or they can journey to Voyager's Treats for a freshly made, sweet puff. Guests can also watch their food as it cooks at BBQ Smokehouse, with smoked delights such as turkey legs, sausage, and roasted corn. Season passholdersneak peek Passholders can check out WA's new rides and shows before everyone else on Friday, March 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. Season passes are on-sale now at www.WildAdventures.com. Regular passes are $59.99 and Gold Passes including free parking are $79.99. General admission tickets for the official park opening on Saturday, March 6 are also on-sale. General park admission includes the second day FREE. Adults tickets are $45.99, kids (ages 3-9) and seniors (55 and older) are $40.99. Prices do not include tax. Continued From Page 1Wild Adventures new season opens March 6World famous daredevil, Kaptain Robbie Knievel, will attempt a dangerous leap over Wild Adventures' iconic lake as part of the Fourth of July weekend events. 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,FEBRUARY 24 & 25,2010 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 Snoring is a pain for all involved. Anyone within earshot -even the snorer himself -can be negatively impacted by this intrusive problem. Although women do snore, research indicates men are more likely to be snorers. In fact, four out of every 10 men will snore. For partners sleeping (or trying to sleep) next to these individuals, rest may be disturbed and relationships could be affected. Snoring is also dangerous for the snorer. It could be a sign of airway obstruction or a condition called apnea, where one briefly stops breathing. Snorers may not be getting the rest they need due to their snoring -especially if a bed partner is waking the snorer up to cease his snoring. Snoring is basically noisy breathing that occurs as a result of partial obstruction of the air passages. This is usually due to the soft tissues of the palate, uvula, tongue, and tonsils relaxing during sleep. There are a number of factors that can contribute to snoring and remedies to try. Here are some of the ways to get a little peace and quiet pillow time. 1. Sleep on your side. Back sleeping can make snoring worse. If you tend to roll over during the night, placing a ball or something uncomfortable on your pajamas to prevent you from staying on your back. 2. Lose weight. Excess weight can contribute to airway constriction. 3. Avoid dairy before bed. Milk products can contribute to excess mucus formation, which can block air passages. 4. Avoid alcohol and sleeping pills. Both of these items can relax muscles and make snoring worse. 5. Don't take antihistamines before bed. Antihistamines, too, will relax muscles, potentially contributing to snoring. 6. Use a cool-mist humidifier. Adding moisture to the air may help alleviate dry air passages and snoring. 7. Elevate your head. Use several pillows or thicker ones to lift your head. 8. Quit smoking. If you are a smoker, try to quit smoking. If you can't, avoid smoking right before bed. Smoking inflames the air passages and can cause air obstruction. 9. Don't gorge before bed. If your stomach is full, it will push up on your diaphragm and limit breathing passageways. If snoring is adversely af fecting your life, consult with a doctor for other options.Sound Advice: How to Put an End to Noisy Snoring 570641-F "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) 294-3777570643-FNorth Florida Pharmacy OphthalmologyGREGORY D. SNODGRASS, M.D.522 South Ohio Avenue (386) 330-6260 or 1-800-435-3937570646-F Locally Owned & OperatedLive Oak208-1414 Lake City 755-8680 Jasper 792-2426 Branford 935-1449 Mayo 294-1407• Medicare, Protegrity • Blue Cross, Av Med • Medicaid-pediatrics • Workers Comp • Most Other Insurance PlansEmail: info@healthcorerehab.com Website: www.isgroup.net/healthcoreHCHealthcore, Inc."Meeting All Your Rehabilitative Needs"HCHealthcore, Inc.Physical TherapyA Medicare Certified Rehabilitation Agency570644-F• Physical Therapy • Occupational Therapy • Speech Therapy • Specializing In Arthritis • Fibromyalgia • Geriatrics • Spinal & Joint Pain • Sports Injuries • Work Injuries • Pediatrics • Manual Therapy • Lymphedema REHABILITATION SERVICESPhysical TherapyAQUATIC THERAPYWorkers Compensation, Industrial Rehabilitation, Ergonomic Consultation, Job/Workers Site Analysis Orthopedic/Sports Medicine, Pediatrics Providers Medicare, Medicaid, AvMed & BCBS Providers 405 11th St., Live Oak, FL 32060 (386) 364-5051Sandy Laxton, PTA Mandy McCray, PTA Carolyn McCook, Office Manager, Patient Care Coordinator570640-F HERBERT C. MANTOOTH, D.D.S, P.A. Family Dentistry602 Railroad Ave., Live Oak, FL(386) 362-6556 1-800-829-6506(Out of Suwannee County)570639-F 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 sPink 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 386-362-7860 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 Monday 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 faith-based addictions support group meets at the Grace Manor Restaurant. Meetings are held on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. This group provides spiritual and emotional support in a non-judgmental setting. Come experience the freedom from addictions that is found in Christ. Greater Visions is an outreach of Christ Central-Live Oak. For more information contact 208-1345.Suwannee County Republican Executive Committee to meetThe Suwannee County Republican Executive Committee meets in the council chambers of Live Oak City Hall at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. If the first Thursday is the first day of the month, the meeting will be held on the following Thursday. Each meeting has a guest speaker or current issues will be discussed. All are welcome to attend. For more information call Chairman Carl Meece at 386-7761444.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, 386776-1444.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 CONTINUED ON PAGE7

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Help Wanted FirstDayLPN NEEDED to cover nursing visits PRN. Contact Family Life Care at 386-364-5515FirstDayREGISTERED NURSELafayette Health Care Center is seeking a responsible, organized, customer service oriented Registered Nurse. Part-time position in smaller skilled nursing facility.Good work atmosphere, friendly people.Contact Holly Reed or Jennifer Richardson at 386294-3300, 512 W.Main Street, Mayo FL 32066. FirstDayDATE ENTRY CLERK PART TIMEThe Lafayette County Sheriff's Office will be accepting applications for a part-time data entry clerk.Minimum qualifications are a high school diploma or equivalent. Basic computer skills are preferred.You may pick up an application at the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office during normal business hours. Deadline for accepting applications will be by 5:00pm on Friday, March 12, 2010.A Job description will be available upon request at the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office.The Lafayette County Sheriff's Office is an equal opportunity employer. Ministry Assistant Full-time Ministry Assistant needed for local church.Duties include receptionist, data entry, spreadsheet preparation, creating church publications and assistant to ministry staff. Requirements of positions:HS diploma, working knowledge of Microsoft Publishing, Excel and Word as well as general secretarial skills.Please call 386362-1583MARKETING LIAISONRN preferred with strong sales /marketing background to identify & develop lead sources for 2 skilled nursing facilities in Stark and Live Oak.Conduct onsite clinical reviews to determine appropriateness for SNF admission.Facilitate all aspects of a smooth transfer/admission process. Ideal candidate has current FL license, 3-5 years experience in marketing and sales pref.in healthcare.Must have SNF/LTC exp.& a valid driver's license. Extensive local travel req. Attractive salary & benefits. Send email to:groberts@gulfcoasthealthcare.comOr fax resume to Admin. at 386-362-4417 www.gulfcoasthealthcare.com Network Administrator (Full-time hourly position) wanted at North Florida Community College, Madison FL. See www.nfcc.edu for details. TALLAHASSEE For "Lobster Boy," his haunting 10-minute play about a little boy who literally feels no pain and the brother who seeks to cure him, Assistant Professor of playwrighting Dan Dietz of The Florida State University has won the 2010 Heideman Award. The prestigious prize goes to the winner of the annual "National TenMinute Play Contest," which is sponsored by the distinguished Actors Theatre of Louisville and draws thousands of entries Ñ all 10 pages and 10 minutes long, or less Ñ from across the United States. Each year, Actors Theatre serves as host for the Humana Festival of New American Plays, the nation's premiere showcase of new work. At the upcoming Humana Festival, "Lobster Boy" by Dietz is among four new short plays that will debut at Actors Theatre of Louisville on March 27 and 28. Festival audiences typically include theatergoers from around the world. FSU playwright Dan Dietz winsÔNational Ten-Minute Play Contest'Ñ againThe 2010 Heideman Award is a remarkable encore performance by Dietz, who directs the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program "Writing for the Stage and Screen" that is offered jointly by the School of Theatre, his faculty home, and The Film School at Florida SEEFSU,PAGE6 Classified Bargain Basement Classified Bargain Basement$0 $100 FREE$100 $150$5800-525-4182 800-525-4182Call today

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The applicant will work approximately 2 days per work beginning as soon as possible for the minimum of 10 weeks or until no longer required. Minimum qualifications include graduation from a standard high school, ability to type and experience with Internet and computer software.Library experience is desired.Salary is $7.25 to $10.24 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.Interested applicants may obtain n application at the White Springs, Jennings or Jasper Public Libraries, or the Suwannee County Administrative Services Department, 224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064, telephone (386)362-6869. Applicants are encouraged to submit resumes, letters of reference and other biographical information with their applications.All applications must be returned to the Administrative Services Department in Live Oak. Position will remain open until filled.The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners is an equal employment opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any qualified employee or applicant because of race, color, national origin, sex, including pregnancy, age, disability, or marital status. Spanish speaking individuals are encouraged to apply.All applicants subject to a preemployment physical. "Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment." Jobs WantedDO YOU NEED YOUR HOME CLEANED or Pressure Washed, or your yard cleaned up? Done at a very reasonable rate.Call Christine or Gary 386-792-1655 HANDYMAN: Roofing, decks, small additions, flooring, painting, yard work, odd jobs. Please contact Eddie 386-3645664 for mor information. Lost & FoundLOST 4 MONTH OLD KITTEN: Lost around 163rd Dr Live Oak. She's White w/Grey ears, Grey on right hip & tail.Green & White Flee collar on.386-364-4528 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. Lawns/LandscapingFOR SALE LARGE ROLLS PENSACOLA BAHIA HAY: Price negotiable Call 386-3657582 Business Opportunities FirstDayARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CAREER OPPORTUNITY Do you feel you can help women with their skin care needs.Visit www.beautipage.com/paulatuten Call 850-838-5157 for details VocationalWant to be a CNA? Don't want to wait? Express Training is now offering our quality Exam Prep Classes in Lake City,Fl. Class sizes limited. Next Class Feb.1st 5th,8am to 4pm Call 386-755-4401 expresstrainingservices.co m LOST AN ANIMAL? WANT TO ADOPT? Call Suwannee County Animal Control at 386-208-0072. M-F from 9 a.m.5 p.m. LOST AN ANIMAL? WANT TO ADOPT? Call Suwannee County Animal Control at 386-208-0072. M-F from 9 a.m.5 p.m. LOST AN ANIMAL? WANT TO ADOPT? Call Suwannee County Animal Control at 386-208-0072. M-F from 9 a.m.5 p.m. Pets for Sale FirstDayYORKIE PUPPIES,AKC., 8 wks old , 3 small females and one tiny male, all beautiful, health certificate, parents on site, 50 miles to Perry, FL.$775/ea.Call 850-584-9882 or 850-295-1823. Pets for FreeTHE CUTEST BEAGLE/BOXER PUPPIES EVER. Free to Loving Home.386-330-0480 FurnitureCUSTOM BUILT ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS,BOOKCASES, CABINETS,& MORE!! I can build it the way you want! Place your orders today. V & K Cabinets 229-2423295 If no answer please lv.msg. OFFICE FURNITURE: Desks, Chairs, Credenza, etc.386-3626333 Garage/Yard Sales SPRING COMMUNITY YARD SALESaturday, April 10th 7 am 1 pmLowndes Co. Civic Center(Fairgrounds, Hwy. 84 E.) Clean out your closets! Empty your cabinets! Reclaim your garage! Join us for a great day of yard sale fun!VENDOR SPACES AVAILABLE!Inside spaces $35 ea. Outside spaces $25 ea. Spaces are limited, so act quickly! Call the Classified Marketplace 229-244-1880 229-244-3400 1-800-600-4838 or come by 201 N. Troup St. Valdosta, GA Apartments for Rent PUBLISHER'S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fai Housing Act which makes it illega to advertise "any preference, limi tation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disabili ty, familial status or national ori gin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation and discrimination." Familial status in cludes children under the age o 18 living with parents or legal cus todians, pregnant women and people securing custody of chil dren under 18. This newspaper will not know ingly accept any advertising fo real estate which is in violation o the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings adver tised in this newspaper are availa ble on an equal opportunity basis To complain of discrimination cal HUD toll-free 1-800-669-9777 The toll-free number for the hear ing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Houses for Rent FirstDayCement Block Home 3Bd/1Ba, on 2 acres, in the country.Pecan Trees, W/D Hook-up, Fenced area for Horses.$600/mo.386362-6647 or 386-965-9238 HOUSE 2Bd/1Ba CHA, Fridge, Stove, Seperate storage bldg. new paint & hardwood floors $600 + Utlities $500 Sec Dep. 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Afour-time finalist, Dietz earned his first Heideman in 2003 for the 10-minute play "Trash Anthem." With this year's win, he is one of just two playwrights nationwide to have claimed the prize more than once. "I feel both honored and lucky to be the Heideman winner for a second time, since Actors Theatre has so rarely bestowed it twice on the same playwright," Dietz said. He calls "Lobster Boy" a "kind of unusual theatrical experience." "It's a story told by a man in his 30s about two young brothers, the younger of whom was born without the ability to feel pain. The older brother hatches a plan to help his sibling learn how to experience pain Ñ with tragic and ironic consequences. The story is assisted by a series of slides that describe elements of the story being told. So the experience feels like part suspenseful story, part lecture. And, then the question arises, is the older man who is telling the story really the older brother within the story? It all makes for an experience that I hope will be creepy, poignant and, at times, even funny." After earning an MFAin Playwriting from the University of Texas-Austin in 1999 and teaching nearby at Southwestern University, Dietz joined the School of Theatre faculty at Florida State in 2007. "I think my favorite thing about Florida State University and its School of Theatre is the energy, enthusiasm and dedication of the students," he said. "Nowhere have I seen a more motivated group of kids. They are absolutely determined to make theatre, even if it means doing everything themselves, from finding a theatre space to acquiring props and costumes to writing the script to getting people in the seats. It is no wonder FSU students are so successful after leaving the university. This scrappy, do-or-die attitude is what it takes to make it in the theatre, and they've got it in spades." In addition to his Heideman Award-winning 10-minute works, plays penned by Dietz include "Dirigible," "Blind Horses," "Tilt Angel," "Americamisfit," "The Sandreckoner," and "tempOdyssey," which was performed on stages from New York City to Los Angeles and named a finalist for the 2007 PEN USALiterary Award in Drama. Dietz has been honored with a James A. Michener Fellowship, a Josephine Bay Paul Fellowship, and the Austin Critics Table Award for Best New Play. His work has been presented at the Kennedy Center, the Public Theater, CenterStage, the Playwrights'Center, and the Summer Play Festival, among other venues. He has twice been named a finalist for the Princess Grace Award, and was a nominee for the Oppenheimer/Newsday Award. Starting in 2011, the National Ten-Minute Play Contest and its Heideman Award will be jointly sponsored by City Theatre of Miami, Fla., and Actors Theatre of Louisville. To learn more about the 2010 Humana Festival of New American Plays, slated for Feb. 21-March 28, visit the Actors Theatre Web site at www.actorstheatre.org/humana.htm. For additional information on the School of Theatre, part of the College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance at The Florida State University, go to http://theatre.fsu.edu/. Continued From Page 5FSU playwright Dan Dietz winsÔNational Ten-Minute Play Contest'Ñ again FSU alum picked as Blue AngelPage 14

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LAKEWOOD APARTMENTS IN LIVE OAK569601-FQuiet country living 2 bedroom duplexCall 362-3110 575772-F CALLTOLLFREE 1-888-393-0335Gulf Coast Supply & Mfg.Inc.Cut to your desired lengths! €Delivery Service Available€Quality Metal Roofing & Accessories At Discount Prices!!Metal Roofing$ $ $ $ $ SAVE $ $ $ $ $3' wide galvalume 3' wide painted 2' wide 5-vAsk about steel buildings North Florida North Florida Business Bulletin Board Business Bulletin Board 571380-F 579364-F 150 Channels for $34.99No Credit Card Required No Up Front Cost On Equipment FREE Installation386-344-2957 574549-F Call Junk Joe $150 & Up CashFor Junk Vehicles Will Remove any kind of scrap metal Free PickupCall 386-867-1396 WE 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 579250-F 571389-Fwww.nflaonline.com 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 sthat 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.Take Off Pounds SensiblyWe know everyone has different hopes and dreams, different health conditions and weight loss goals. TOPS helps people meet their individual needs through group support. However you measure success and whatever you have to lose, TOPS is here for you. Change take time. Take Off Pounds Sensibly supports you, no matter how long, even after you've reached your goal. There is no quick fixes at TOPS and no phony guarantees about weight loss. It's up to you and it's a total commitment on your part, but if you bring the desire, we can help. We meet every Wednesday morning at 9 at the Community Church of God, 10639 US 129 South, Live Oak. For more information contact Barbara at 362-5933.AARPtax filing service suspendedDue to volunteer leadership staffing difficulties, AARP Tax-Aide has found it necessary to temporarily suspend its free volunteer tax preparation service in Suwannee, Hamilton and Columbia counties this tax filing season that would have begun Feb. 1. AARPTax-Aide wants all citizens to know that they are deeply committed to assisting the taxpayers in these areas, and they are working to rectify this situation for next year. In the interim, to locate an alternate site near them, taxpayers may visit the AARPTax-Aide Web site at www.aarp.org/taxaide, or call toll-free 1-888-227-7669. AARPTax-Aide is a program of the AARPFoundation, offered in conjunction with the IRS.Caladium bulbsLive Oak Garden Club #1 Quality Caladium Bulb Sale Order Now! Price still 10 bulbs for $6. To place yourorder, call: Ella Carter 386-362-1326 Andrea Miller 386-963-3172.Rocky Sink BaptistRocky Sink Baptist would like to invite all to come meet their Pastor Robert Carter. 8422 169th RD. Live Oak, FL.Live Oak Partnership meeting schedule changesThe Live Oak Partnership Revitalization Board will meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 3:30 p.m. The meetings will be held at the Live Oak City Hall complex. Unless otherwise noted, these meetings will be held in the City Hall Annex building, east of the main City Hall office.MOAAmeets fourth TuesdaysMOAA(Military Officers Association of America, Suwannee River Valley Chapter) meets fourth Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Elks Club, Lake City for dinner and program. Info: Steve Casto 386-497-2986.Seasonal flu vaccine still available at health deparmentSeasonal influenza vaccine for adults is still available at the Suwannee County Health Department for adults and children age 36 months and older. This vaccine is recommended in addition to any H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccine that may become available later this fall. Seasonal flu vaccine is recommended for those who are: á All children age 6 months and older á 50 years of age and older á Persons at risk for complications from influenza, including: women who will be pregnant during flu season persons with chronic health problems persons with a weakened immune system persons with muscle or nerve disorders that can lead to breathing or swallowing problems residents of nursing homes and other long term care facilities á Healthcare providers á Caregivers of children from birth up to 5 years of age á Household contacts and caregivers of people 50 years and older á Anyone with chronic medical problems The vaccine will be given by appointment. Call 386362-2708 for an appointment at the Live Oak clinic or 386-935-1133 for an appointment at the Branford clinic. There is no charge for the children's seasonal flu vaccine. Adult seasonal flu vaccine is $30 and is covered by Medicare.Free English-speaking and literacy classesProvided by Columbia County School District's Career and Adult Education Program Where: Wellborn, Florida Unity of God Ministries, Inc. 12270 County Road 137 When: Every Thursday 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Activities for children will be provided. Please contact 386-755-8190 for additional information.New master gardener volunteer trainingSuwannee County UF/IFAS Extension will be offering training for new Master Gardener Volunteers. CLASSES: Wednesdays, February 17-June 2, 2010 from 8:30 am-4:00 pm COST: $100 which includes manuals, lawn handbook and field trips The classes will be held at the Suwannee County Extension Office which is located at 1302 11th Street SW, Live Oak (next to the coliseum). The training is for individuals who can donate 75 hours of their time to help Extension Agents improve landscape and gardening practices. For more information, contact Carolyn Saft or Pamela Burke at the Suwannee County Extension Office at 386/362-2771 or csaft318@ufl.edu.Educational program for adults with Type 2 diabetesThrough March 25 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 Jan. 28 to March 25 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 386-3622771 by Jan. 25. The $75 program fee includes the educational classes, nutrition consultation, program materials and health assessments. Class size is limited!Spring-Friendly Landscaping &Gardening seriesMarch 17 Continued From Page 4 CONTINUED ON PAGE8

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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 10,FEBRUARY 24 & 25,2010 CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA 571322-F By Sarah Carey After testing dozens of samples from marine mammals, University of Florida aquatic animal health experts say they have found the ideal model for the study of cervical cancer in people. "We discovered that dolphins get multiple infections of papillomaviruses, which are known to be linked with cervical cancer in women," said Hendrik Nollens, D.V.M., Ph.D., a marine mammal biologist and clinical assistant pro-Of all creatures that inhabit the ocean, dolphins and other marine mammals are the closest relatives of humans, but researchers say scientific knowledge of infectious diseases, particularly viral diseases, affecting these animals is limited.Dolphins could be ideal model to study human cervical cancer, say UF vetsHendrik Nollens, D.V.M., Ph.D., a marine mammal biologist and clinical assistant professor at UF's College of Veterinary Medici ne. Courtesy photofessor at UF's College of Veterinary Medicine recently at the annual meeting of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science. "Dolphins are the only species besides humans that we know of that can harbor coinfections, or infections of multiple papillomavirus types, in the genital mucosa." There are approximately 100 types of human papillomaviruses, and multiple infections of up to eight HPVtypes have been reported in humans, he said. "Even more surprisingly, some virus groups have shown the ability to cross the marine-terrestrial ecosystem boundary from sea to land," Nollens said. "We have demonstrated at least one case of genetic recombination between viruses of human and marine mammals. So while it's exciting that dolphins can provide a unique window into the role of coinfection in human cervical cancer, we can't rule out that the next high-risk virus, such as SARS, or West Nile, might actually come from the marine environment." The presence of coinfections is believed to be one of the biggest risk factors for the development of cervical cancer in humans, Nollens said, although he added that there is no evidence that dolphins develop the disease. "Why do people develop the disease, but dolphins don't? If we can figure out why, the human medical community might be very interested in how that information might be applied to human strategies for preventing the disease," he said. Of all creatures that inhabit the ocean, dolphins and other marine mammals are the closest relatives of humans, but researchers say scientific knowledge of infectious diseases, particularly viral diseases, affecting these animals is limited. In hopes of shedding more light on the nature, prevalence and potential of such diseases to be passed to humans, Nollens and his colleagues at UF's Marine Animal Disease Laboratory have embarked on a largescale collaborative research project to catalogue previously unrecognized and emerging viruses of marine mammals, both in collections and in the wild. Over a four-year period, some 1,500 blood, tissue and fecal samples taken from dolphins have been analyzed at different laboratories across the United States, Nollens said. No animals were harmed during collection of cell and tissue samples, although some were obtained from 571106-Fwww.nflaonline.com animals that have died of natural causes in the wild. "Some 90 percent of what we do in the laboratory is molecular analyses," Nollens said. "Because of advances in molecular medicine since January 2006, we've found more than 40 new viruses in dolphins alone. When the last textbook came out in 2003, only 19 were noted." All viruses found in the laboratory and suspected of having pathogenic potential are further evaluated to assess the impact each could have on the health of individual dolphins, he added. The information is then used to generate guidelines for disease outbreak management and prevention strategies. "This process helps us understand disease and disease prevention," Nollens said, adding that for more than a decade, scientists have been looking for cures to human diseases, including cancer, among marine invertebrates. "Maybe there will be a similar story with dolphin papilloma viruses and prevention of cervical cancer in humans," he said. "It wouldn't be the first time we've come up with useful information from looking at marine animals." The discovery of new infectious diseases and viruses in marine mammals is important for conservation as well as for a better scientific understanding of the connections between oceans and people, according to Teri Rowles, D.V.M., Ph.D., director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program. "This work highlights the importance of partnerships in this type of interdisciplinary ÔOne Health' science to allow us to be better stewards of healthy oceans and coasts, healthy marine mammal populations and healthy people," Rowles said.

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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 FEBRUARY 24 & 25,2010,PAGE 11 CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE WWW.NFLAONLINE.COM SERVING NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA By Jill Pease Energy drinks, favored among young people for the beverages'caffeine jolt, also play a lead role in several popular alcoholic drinks, such as Red Bull and vodka. But combining alcohol and energy drinks may create a dangerous mix, according to University of Florida research. In a study of college-aged adults exiting bars, patrons who consumed energy drinks mixed with alcohol had a threefold increased risk of leaving a bar highly intoxicated and were four times more likely to intend to drive after drinking than bar patrons who drank alcohol only. The study appears in the April issue of the journal Addictive Behaviors. "Previous laboratory research suggests that when caffeine is mixed with alcohol it overcomes the sedating effects of alcohol and people may perceive that they are less intoxicated than they really are," said the study's lead researcher Dennis Thombs, Ph.D., an associate professor in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions'department of behavioral science and community health. "This may lead people to drink more or make uninformed judgments about whether they are safe to drive." Experts believe that among college drinkers, as many as 28 percent consume alcohol mixed with energy drinks in a typical month. The UF study is the first of its kind to evaluate the effects of alcohol mixed with energy drinks in an actual drinking environment, that is, at night outside bars. Research on college student alcohol use in campus communities has traditionally relied on self-report questionnaires administered to sober students in daytime settings, Thombs said. Data for the UF study were collected in 2008 from more than 800 randomly selected patrons exiting establishments in a college bar district between the hours of 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. Researchers conducted face-to-face interviews with participants to gather demographic information and details on participants'energy drink consumption and drinking behavior. Participants also completed self-administered questionnaires that asked about their drinking history and intention to drive that night. Next, researchers tested participants'breath alcohol concentration levels. Participants received feedback on their intoxication levels and advice about driving risk. Bar patrons who reported drinking alcohol mixed with energy drinks 6.5 percent of study participants were three times more likely to be intoxicated than drinkers who consumed alcohol only. The average breath-alcohol concentration reading for those who mixed alcohol and energy drinks was 0.109, well above the legal driving limit of 0.08. Consumers of energy drink cocktails also left bars later at night, drank for longer periods of time, ingested more grams of ethanol and were four times more likely to express an intention to drive within the hour than patrons who drank alcohol only. Consumers of alcohol mixed with energy drinks may drink more and misjudge their capabilities because caffeine diminishes the sleepy feeling most people experience as they become intoxicated. It's a condition commonly described as "wide awake and drunk," said study co-author Bruce Goldberger, Ph.D., a professor and director of toxicology in the UF College of Medicine. Dennis Thombs, Ph.D., an associate professor in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions' department of behavioral science and community health. Photo:Sarah Kiewel/University of Florida Suwannee County Fair and Suwannee County Riding Club577513-FParking will be on Gold Kist Boulevard: Go past Coliseum, turn right going North on Gold Kist Blvd. going past National Guard Armory, parking on the right. Fair Admittance: Since the arena is in the fair area, only contestants will be admitted; all others will need to pay fair gate admission.Barrel RaceApril 2nd$200 Added Youth Barrels starts at 7 p.m. Entry Fees: $15 (18 and under) $1,000 Added Open 4-D starts at 8 p.m. Entre Fees: $20 NBHA Ground Rules 70% Payback Sign-Up starts at 5 p.m. Exhibitions 5-7 p.m. Draw-Pot Team Roping starts at 12 noon Fees: $30 a head Reinsman Trophy Saddle to High Point Roper of the Day 65% Payback Sign-Up starts at 11 a.m. Team RopingApril 3rd Alcohol, energy drinks add up to higher intoxication levels, increased driving riskUF researchers:"There's a very common misconception that if you drink caffeine with an alcoholic beverage the stimulant effect of the caffeine counteracts the depressant effect of the alcohol and that is not true," Goldberger said. "We know that caffeine aggravates the degree of intoxication, which can lead to risky behaviors." The study, funded by the University of Florida Office of the President, raises a lot of questions and suggests topics for future research, Thombs said. "This study demonstrates that there definitely is reason for concern and more research is needed," he said. "We don't know what self-administered caffeine levels bar patrons are reaching, what are safe and unsafe levels of caffeine and what regulations or policies should be implemented to better protect bar patrons or consumers in general." Thombs'study is a very valuable addition to the existing body of research on the association of energy drink consumption and alcohol-related consequences, said Mary Claire O'Brien, M.D., an associate professor of emergency medicine and public health sciences at Wake Forest University who has studied the relationship between energy drink cocktails and high-risk behavior. "His approach is unique because it was conducted in a natural drinking environment college bars," O'Brien said. "His results clearly support the serious concern raised by previous research, that subjective drunkenness may be reduced by the concurrent ingestion of caffeinated energy drinks, increasing both the likelihood of further alcohol consumption, and of driving when intoxicated." Contact the Classifieds via phone to make an announcement, sell your stuff, post a job or subscribe today!800-525-4182Call today

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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 THELast week we talked about the importance of stockpiling, a topic that certainly shouldn't be lost amongst all the coupon talk. Simply put, stockpiling involves purchasing more of a product than a household immediately needs when the price of the item hits its lowest point. Most products at the supermarket go through a price cycle. Buying when prices are lowest and using coupons for additional savings ensures we pay the lowest possible prices for the items we need. In any discussion on stockpiling, two questions inevitably crop up: Where do I put all this stuff I'm buying in larger quantities? And how do I know when the price is at its lowest point? Let's tackle both topics. Once you shift your perspective and begin to shop based on price versus your household's immediate needs, you will find yourself dealing with larger quantities of your most frequently purchased items. I've found it most convenient to set up a small area in our basement to devote to my "store," where shelves hold items I most often purchase in multiples. Organizing my stockpile on shelves reduces the footprint of the storage area. I arrange my stockpile much like a traditional store, with cereals and breakfast items shelved together and designated spots for snack foods, pastas and sauces and drugstore-type items. However, when a good sale strikes, my stockpile has been known to creep out of its designated area. Past great sales on paper products have led to toilet paper and paper towels stored on shelves in our garage! If you don't have a special room or area where you can set up shop, storage options abound throughout the house. Many crunched-for-space Super-Couponers use under-bed boxes or drawers to stockpile all sort of items, from canned goods to cereal boxes. Other coupon shoppers clear space in closets for stockpiling items. One couple I know decided they needed a pantry more than they needed a linen closet. Now they keep sheets and towels in the master bedroom closet and the linen closet is filled with food! Still others appropriate old armoires, china cabinets or buffets to conceal their stockpiles. Don't necessarily limit yourself to inside the house. In moderate climates, consider storing cans, jars and paper products on garage shelves. I've heard from many apartment dwellers who use outdoor-accessible storage containers to store more than bicycles and lawn chairs. With stockpiling, the key is to strike a balance between the bargains you bring home. Any time my stockpile begins to grow too far beyond its designated home, it's usually time for me to do a "sweep" for any products we are not likely to use in the near future. We donate our extras to a local food bank or pantry. I like to think my stockpile benefits my family and others, too. Now, how do we know when the price of an item hits its lowest point and becomes a "buy?" Typically, anytime a sale price is at least 50 percent off the regular, non-sale price, it's a buy. Last week, I discussed a sale in which crackers went from $3.29 to 99 cents a box. This would be an excellent example of a cycle low, since 99 cents is about 70 percent off the regular, non-sale price. But, if the crackers had been on sale for $1.65, they still would have been an excellent buy Ð that's half off. When shoppers are Super-Couponing, part of the strategy is to learn the best prices for the items we commonly buy. The Internet offers many useful tools for coupon shoppers. Many Web sites offer detailed lists of all items that will hit their lowest prices for the current week at your store of choice. These grocery list sites also help shoppers match current sales to the coupons they need in order to reduce prices even more, listing exactly where the coupons appeared and when to use them. 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