August-September 2012

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Homeward Bound

Long’s Photography

By Heather Thomas

Putting down roots isn’t just an expression for Jeannie Beetsma. One of the largest live oak trees in the state is right outside of the front door of her new home in Monticello, Florida. Not only has the tree become a center point for the Beetsma house, it is symbolic of their desire to create a lasting foundation for themselves and a new home for the animals of the Jefferson County Humane Society.

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