My trip to Ohio a few weeks ago, reminded me how amazing our bodies are. While out hiking with family, the last leg of the hike was uphill. Walking step for step with my brother-in-law, who seems to be taking the hill in stride while I'm beginning to struggle. 

LIVE OAK — Twenty-four local Freemasons recently gathered at the home of Brother Robert Skipper of Live Oak to build a wheelchair accessible ramp for Robert's step-son, Brother Eric Low. 

LIVE OAK — All community members and business representatives are invited to join United Way of Suwannee Valley for its October community fundraising campaign luncheon at RIVEROAK Technical College at noon Oct. 2.  

Tired of weeding and fertilizing your lawn? Try replacing it with the “Alfalfa of the South,” also known as perennial peanut. Perennial peanut is not just suitable for hay production. It can also be utilized for grazing livestock and as turf in lawn settings.

LIVE OAK — Around 200 people attended the Suwannee County 4-H Field Day at the Suwannee County Coliseum complex on Sept. 7.

LAKE CITY — Many children around the state have never heard a bedtime story. In fact, many of them have never been read to at all. Some never learned their numbers. As a result, they struggle to grasp fundamental concepts from kindergarten up — unless somebody steps in.

MAYO — Tim Pearson has recently been diagnosed with stage 4 Neuro Endocrine Tumor of the esophagus which is one of the rarest and most aggressive forms of cancer. His prognosis from his oncologist is 1 year.

LIVE OAK — Carolyn Saft, the horticulture agent and Master Gardener volunteer coordinator, at the UF/IFAS Suwannee County Extension Office has been promoted.

WHITE SPRINGS — “We might not be the ones to change the world. We might not belong to the few that ‘put a ding in the universe.’ We might not be something the whole world would celebrate. the little corners that we live; in the lives that we’ve played a part in, we should be nothing…

LIVE OAK — Florida’s fresh water crisis will be the topic of discussion when John Dunn visits the Live Oak branch of the Suwannee River Regional Library System next week.

LIVE OAK — The Live Oak Artists Guild’s Autumn Artfest returns to the Suwannee River Regional Library’s Live Oak branch in September.

The Day Masonic Lodge hosted the District Deputy Grand Master Brother Rusty Ludlam on June 18. The Day Lodge’s current Master is Brother Marvin Buchanan.

FORT BLISS, Texas — SGM Benjamin T. Starling just completed the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Course, the Army’s capstone leadership course for senior enlisted soldiers, and was selected for promotion to Sergeant Major.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — U.S. Air Force Airman Anakkin C. Harrell recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

This Week's Circulars


Fred H. Criss, age 87, of Live Oak, FL passed away October 8, 2019. Memorial services will be held, 10:10 AM, Thursday, 10-10-2019 at the funeral home. Harris Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. is in charge of all arrangements.

JoAnn Lane, 62 passed away on September 21, 2019 peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her father Frank Hewiett and her mother Mary Lee Green. She is survived by her husband Floyd Lane, two daughters; Joyce Westbrook and Barbara Jenkins, one son; Trav…

Ronny Ryals, age 71, of Live Oak, FL, passed away October 4, 2019. Services were held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, Oct. 8th in the Harris Chapel. Harris Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of all arrangements.