Dixie County advocate
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Place of Publication: Cross City Fla
Creation Date: January 6, 2005
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SIGHTINGS, page 14

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Meetings &
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Movies 10
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Sports 9
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ThursdayJanuary 6, 2005 Yolume83,Number 2, ISection 50C Per Cop

Steinhatchee Man Fatally Injured In New

Year's Day Accident
By Terri Langford Staff Writer-17
Winfred "Wimpy" Turner, i
62, of Jena, Florida was fatally
injured after running off theJ
roadway early New Year's
According to a press release
from the Florida Highway
Patrol, Turner was traveling. -
eastbound on CR 358 at
approximately 3:00am when he
lost control of his 1995 Ford a Dixie \9 C
pickup. While trying to get sh
back onto the roadway, Turner
overcorrected causing his
vehicle to cross over onto the
opposite shoulder,. "
overcorrecting again, he then a
spun around before the vehicle. They
overturned and landed on its
rooftop. Turner was ejected
from the truck.o A small memorial has been placed at the area where a Jena man lost
Turner was pronounced dead his life during an accident early New Year's morning.
at the scene and taken to the
niedical examiners office in Jacksonville.
Funeral services for Turner were held Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at the Pentecostal Holiness
Church in Jena with burial following at Mount Olive Cemetery.

Residents Hold Up Completion of 911 System
Officials note that over 50% of county residents have failed to register new 911 addresses
By Ternri Langford Staff Writer
-In 2001 Mike Gantt was appointed Dixie's 911 Coordinator
S. and he and his staff have worked feverishly to complete the task
of getting the system up and ready, however, they have run into
a problem. It is one that residents alone can correct.. As of
December of 2004, 50% of county residents and 20% of city
residents have failed to report their new 911 addresses to
BellSouth, leaving the system half completed.
If you are one of those procrastinators, you need only to call
BellSouth at their customer service number, 1-88S='57--6.500,
and tellthem you wish to report your new 911 address. They
will ask you for your name, address and your telephone number.
Once they have the information they can key in your info and
youth will be put in the system. It's that easy! It takes only
S minutes to complete, minutes that may well save your life one
.-?'. day.

"This pole system works out well
for folks who are located off the
roadway 50-ft or more.
For more information you may
5:00pm. The rest is up to you!

Gantt noted that many residents have also not properly
displayed their 911 number at their home or business. Numbers
should be four (4) inches in height and one half (1/2) inch in
width arid located on the structure if it is 50 feet or less from the
road, for -those greater than 50 feet from the roadway the
numbers should be affixed to a mailbox, wall, fence, pole, etc.
Non-residential structures must have letters that are seven (7)
inches in height and one half (1/2) inches in width.
Gantt stated that currently all law enforcement and
emergency agencies are equipped with map books which help
direct them to 911 addresses, therefore it is imperative that
residents do their part by calling in their address to BellSouth
and clearly post their number where these officials can find
contact Gantt at 352-498-1240, Monday-Friday from 8:00am-

Two Dixie Men Injured In

New Years Day Boating Accident
By Terri Lagford- Staff Writer
New Year's day 2005 will be a day that two Dixie men and their sons will remember as a "father-
and-son" day of fun in the Gulf that turned into a nightmare as their boat crashed into a marker.
It was .dusk when the 21 foot Pro Line boat was headed home, traveling through the jetties at
Horseshoe Beach in the main channel when it struck channel marker #15, ejecting one of the
passengers into the water.
The U.S. Coast Guard was the first to responded to the call for help, followed by the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Officers. Also on the scene were the Dixie County Sheriffs Department
and Dixie EMS.
According to a FWC spokeswoman, Daniel Bannister Sr.,. 39, his son Daniel Bannister, Jr. 13,
Kevin Valentine, Sr. 38, and his son, Kevin Valentine, Jr., 12, were all shaken by the accident. While
the two young men were unharmed, Kevin Sr. was thrown into the water and Daniel Sr. also injured.
Both men were airlifted to Shands in Gainesville where they were treated for serious injures.
See BOATERS, page 5

Newly Elected Officials Sworn In

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Left to right are Property Appraiser Hal Chewing, Jr., Tax Collector Joyce Davis, Supervisor of Election
Mae Beville, Clerk of Court Joe Hubert Allen, Sheriff Dewey Hatcher and Judge Fred Koberlein.

Tragedy Transformed Into Hope

Two Dixie Residents Receive Organ Transplants, Another Remains On Donor List
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
Christmas had special meaning for two Dixie residents and their
families this year as they received organ transplants, giving them a
second chance at life and hope for a brighter, healthier future.
Seven-year-old Noah Kight of Horseshoe Beach has been
fighting a rare genetic disorder call citrullinemia all his life. This 4
disorder is caused from a missing enzyme in the liver that extracts
ammonia out of your system, this was changed when he received a
liver transplant on December 10, 2004. Since the first day he was
born, Noah started having seizures and was transferred to Shands __
Children's Hospital where doctors found the disorder that was
causing the seizures and began treatment.
Noah has been on a wide variety of medications throughout his
young life, one costing over $5,200.00 a month. He also has been on
a low protein diet, no red meat, and no dairy, with other protein
resources limited to only 10-12 grams per day. They Kight family -
battled Noah's condition daily. However, while most patients with
citrullinemia are able to increased their diet of protein as they get
older, but Noah's condition seemed to deteriorate. In April of 2004
Noah's seizures became.uncontrollable, the ammonia was poisoning
his body and despite other treatment, Noah's doctors decided that
the best treatment for Noah was a liver transplant. ft f thetree are roud randarents Gainell & Ed Ellison. to the
eLe teftofothfeLre are proud grandparents Gainell & Ed Ellison, to the

Lori Land is the recipient of a kidney and

him from viruses, but needs to be cautious so

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On right of the tree are Noah's parents Gwen & Teddy Kight, and in the
November 30, middle on his new bike, is the star patient himself Noah.
2004 Noah was
put on the organ donor's list. On December 9th, his parents, Teddy and Gwen Kight got
news that a match had been found and they took their son to Shands where he was
prepped for surgery. The following day Noah was given a second chance in life, thanks
to an organ donor. Gwen noted that Noah was given half of an adult liver and the other
half, as well as, a kidney was given to someone else.
Three days after his surgery Noah ate his first protein and the ironic thing is now
Noah needs protein to build up his
body! Noah was able to come -
home for Christmas to be with his
family. His grandparents, Ed and
Gainell Ellison aka "Fat Daddy"
and "Ma" are still beaming from
Noah's return.
Since the transplant Noah has
had an 80% improvement in his
concentration, appetite and
general demeanor. He has
become a happy, active little boy
who is ready to go back to school
and play with his friends.
However, for now Noah must take
care in not getting sick. He is "
currently on medication to protect
they are keeping him inside and not ,

around crowds.
As for his prognosis, the doctors say that Noah should lead a normal life and
although he will have to take anti-rejection medication for the rest of his life. But,
what a small inconvenience for the second chance given to him.
Just this past Sunday, Lori Land of Cross City was able to return home after
receiving a kidney and pancreas on December 22nd. Lori had been on the list less than
See HOPE, page 5

Feltia Carter recently was placed on the donor's
list and is waiting for a kidney.

Year End Review 2004

Weekend Fatality Mars End of Christmas Week
Traffic was backed up on US 19 for the better part of an hour
early last Saturday morning as medical emergency helicopters
from Doctor's Memorial Hospital in Perry and Shands Hospital in
Gainesville took turns landing on the highway to transport
occupants of a 2004 Chevrolet pick-up involved in a single-car
Dixie EMS paramedics worked with precision in an effort to
restore life to the passenger, Bryan E. Jackson, 19 of Bryan, Texas,
but their effort were for naught. Paramedics continued CPR on
Jackson as he was loaded on to AirMedicOne, but the Florida
Highway Patrol media release listed Jackson as a fatality.
The FHP report did not indicate alcohol, as a contributing
Mini Scooters Raise Maxi Concern
Illegal on public sidewalks and roads, child safety at forefront for local law
When two pre-teen youngsters blew through a half dozen stop
signs on the Nature Coast Trail on shiny new electric scooters at
speeds in the 10-15 mph range,-a look of horror filled the faces of
walkers on the trail. Automobiles have the right-of-way, but
legalities won't help sooth the trauma of broken bones or worse, a
life lost in its youth if a vehicle doesn't see the oncoming mini
If you are old enough to remember the pre-high tech days of
aluminum scooters and state-of-the-art skateboards- a time when a
scooter was nothing more than a few boards nailed together and
powered by leg muscle turning wooden wheels, or for the truly
fortunate a couple of wheels from a discarded hand truck, office
chair, or baby stroller you may not be aware of how far a little
fun on wheels has grown in speed and size.
Today, kids across the country are whizzing around on
motorized devices that are nothing more than glorified skateboards
and pint-sized motor scooter look-alikes at speeds up to 30 mph on
tires that are not much bigger than a super-sized Dunkin Donut.

School System busy over Christmas Holidays
City helps School System, School System helps City...
The Dixie County School System was busy over the Christmas
Holidays with a number of construction projects. One of the largest
projects centered on the paving of the bus loop at Anderson
Elementary School (AES).
The City began work last year on a refuse water line from the
City's sewer plant to a spray field located at the end of Annella
Blvd by the old Barber pasture.
Superintendent Dennis W. Bennett and Executive Director of
Support Services Mark Rains expressed their appreciation to Cross

City and Anderson Columbia for the fine work they did on the bus

Soldier, Father, Husband and Friend Roy A.
Wood Remembered by Classmates and
Acquaintances Following Untimely Death in
The tragic and untimely death of Roy A. Wood in the dry
desert sands of Afghanistan broke over Dixie County like an angry
wave. But instead of a whitecap filled with foam, the wave was
filled with sorrow. Instead of the damage left in the aftermath of
waters eroding the sand from the shore, heavy hearts were awash
with memories of a classmate fallen.
Chamber Marks Successful Year with Annual
Awards Banquet
Foodland's Stanley McHenry selected "Citizen of the
This year's Dixie County Chamber of Commerce drew an
overflow crowd to the Putnam Lodge for the 2004 Annual Dinner
and Awards Banquet.
An elegant sit-down steak dinner was made all the more
elegant as chamber members and guests enjoyed first-class
service from currently reigning queens and princesses from last
year's Miss Dixie Pageant.
Miss Dixie Nicole Hall and Miss Dixie Princess Laci Johnson
and Miss Christmas Princess Maddie Kelley and Jessica Bellot, a
past recipient of the FFA Miss Congeniality title, proved to be
excellent hostesses and servers for the crowd with L. B. Cravey,
Declan Moeller, and Miles Harris helping with the heavy lifting.
Hee-Haw Successful Once Again
A line of dancing seniors got into the swing of the evening as
they gyrated to the beat of the music pouring forth from stage
front. Justin Bellot (front) lead the group, bopping to the sounds of
"Proud Mary" while Mitch Mitchell delivered the vocal and Dotti
South's band provided back-up; middle left, Samuel Futch played
doctor to Nurse Goodbody (Justin Bellot); middle right, (1-r) Rick
Ranlett, Bob Leichner, and Dotti(Leichner)South raised the roof
with one of Dotti's new songs "I Don't Think About You"; bottom
left, Brandi Barber and Superman (Sidney Whitby) delivered a
dish of pure corn comedy in the tradition of Hee Haw humor.

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 6, 2005

]ixie Countp Obbocate
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by Jerry Prater

The America-bashers are still at it
I expect most of us belong to a church, civic club, business o:
veterans organization that's trying to get something done besides
taking up space and wasting time. If this is you, great. If not, it',
never too late to get involved.
Presuming you are already involved, you will not be surprised
to learn that most of the \\ork. from rai-ing revenue to taking ou
the garbage, gets done by a small minority of dedicated members.
This being the case, you are no doubt also aware that there is
another contingent within your group who are the severest critics o
those who actually get off their overstuffed sofas long enough to ge
something accomplished.
I don't know how often I've heard it said, "Somebody ough
to...." Or maybe, "You know, the (pastor, chairman, or whoeve:
else is already doing more than his/her share) isn't (fill in the
blanks) the way they ought to!" But when was the last time you
heard one of these loud-mouthed critics volunteer to get off their
upholstered backsides and do some actual work?
Some recent catastrophic events would indicate that such
attitudes aren't limited to our own neighborhoods. Last week,- tw(
major earthquakes struck our "fragile" planet. One of these was it
the Antarctic region, so residual damage was minimal. The othe
was in Southeast Asia, where it spawned tidal waves, o
"tsunamis," as they're now called. The death toll there is estimate(
to be in the hundreds of thousands.
The United States at first pledged $15,000,000, then more thai
doubled it when the full extent of the disaster began to emerge. A:
of right now, it's looking like we might be chipping in a billion o
more, not counting personnel and equipment, or substantial contri-
butions by private charities.
Despite this, Jan Egeland, a Norwegian official at the UN and
certified pyswyle (an ancient Celtic term used to describe a Nordii
seaman who was afraid to invade France) had the effrontery to sa,
that the United States was "stingy" for not coughing up more thai
we did, even before the full extent of the damage was known. Hi
Attributed this to the notion that Americans would rather strive fo
lower tax rates than contribute more to the "Internationa
Community," and never mind that there would be no."Internationa
: Community" as we know it if we hadn't fought two world wars ant
a lot of subsequent skirmishes to bail out our critics on the eastern
side of the Atlantic.
S Mr. Egeland mentioned his own country's contribution in term
of percentage of GDP, and never mind that the United States wa
. kicking in more than the entire European Union.
With the courage we have come to expect of striped-pant
European diplomats whose remarks irritate those of more resolut
convictions, Mr. Egeland decided that, perhaps, his use of the term
"stingy," might have been a bit overboard. That's right, Mr
Egeland; overboard! Just like a Viking seaman would have been i
he lacked the testicular fortitude to invade France!
Incidentally, our nation has also been criticized by a Scottisi
newspaper for forming a coalition, along with Japan, India an
Australia, to coordinate the relief effort, rather than going through
the UN. Well, shame on us; but at least this way we can hope tha
the money will get to the people who need it, rather than Kol

Anan's bank account.
I expect that, in the final analysis, our liberal critics will blam
us for the earthquakes, tsunamis and all the resulting death and
devastation. Global warming must have caused it, and "everyone
knows that's the fault of our greedy, consuming capitalistic culture

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Mr. Ed To Celebrate

100th Birthday

Mr. Ed Butler
You are invited to Mr. Ed Butler's 100th Year Celebration
Saturday, January 15, 2005 at Ruth Rains Middle School Cafeteria
beginning at 1:00 pm.
R.S.V.P. 352-498-3577 or 352-498-2400. No gifts please.

Letter to the Editor
To the person who must have consumed too much holiday
cheer and ran into my fence and broke four posts and ruined
twenty feet of fence...I have your out side rearview mirror and
broken glass. I could have called the Sheriff and reported a hit and
run accident but I did not. Had I done this to your property I would
have come to your house and tried to make things right. After all
we must all have insurance to drive.
You just proved to me the type of person you are.
Guy O'Davis -Old Town, FL.

Dixie County Jail Loci
WEBER, TAMMY MARIE, 34, Old Town, FL, Leaving Scene of Crash More
Than $50.00 Damage, Leaving Scene of Crash Without Rendering Aid, DUI With
Personal Injury, Aggravated Battery(Domestic Violence), Felony Criminal
RAINFORD, RICHARD ROLLAND, 45, Old Town, FL, DUI, Refusal to Submit
To Breath Test, Battery, Resisting Without Violence, Disorderly Intoxication.
KENNEDY, TRACY VAWN, 36, Cross City, FL, VOP Uttering Forgery Levy
WILLIAMS, SHARYL DENISA, 20, Cross City, FL, FTA No Drivers License.
JACKSON, TERRELL EUGENE, 20, Williston, FL, Possession of Marijuana -20
r Grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession Alcoholic Beverage.
s BROWN, TYREE LAMONT, 19, Williston, FL, Possession of Cocaine,
Possession of Cocaine w/Intent To Deliver, Possession of cocaine W/Intent To
s Sell, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting'Officer WNiolence, Possession
of Alcohol by Person Less Than 21.
d (Gilchrist Co.), Battery on Person +65 Years of Age (Domestic Violence).
DECEMBER 31 : ..... ..... .
KARSMIZKI, DOROTHYKAY, 24, Old Town, FL, DWLS/R Second Offense,
s Resisting Without Violence.
JUVENILE, 13, Old Town, FL, Battery (Domestic Violence), Aggravated Assault
f (Domestic Violence), Resisting Without Violence.
t BERNIER, BRIAN EDWARD, 32, Old Town, FL, Possession of Controlled
Substance (Crack Cocaine).
u TAYLOR, PAULA DENISE, 35, Cross City, FL, -Disorderly Conduct,
r TYSON, JENNICA DARCEL, 18, Cross City, FL, Battery.
JONES, APRIL LACHELL, 19, Cross City, FL, Disorderly Conduct.
COLEMAN, KENTRESE MONDS, 21, Cross City, FL, Battery.
h WEST, EARL, JR., 35, Cross City, FL, Flee & Elude, DWLS/R.
n TAYLOR, PAULA DENISE, 35, Cross City, FL, VOP Sale of Cocaine.
GARRISON, CARL WILLIAM, 40, Houses For Levy County.
r ROBERTS, JOHN DAVID, Old Town, FL, DUI, Leaving Scene of Property
r Damage, Crash.
CARTER, ASHLEY DENISE, 19, Cross City, FL, Aggravated Battery.
YANSON, TIMOTHY WAYNE 34, Old Town, FL, Failure to Register Motor
Vehicle, Possession Controlled Substance Cocaine, Possession Controlled
n Substance W/lntent to Sell Cocaine, Possession +20 Grams of Marijuana,
S Possession of Marijuana W/Intent to Sell, Possession Drug Paraphernalia.
FORD, AMANDA NICOLE, 22, Gainesville, Fl, Possession of Controlled
r Substance Cocaine, Possession of Controlled Substance W/Intent Sell Cocaine,
- Possession of More Than 20 Grams of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana
W/Intent To Sell, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
d Agenda
c Dixie County Board of County Commissioners
y Dixie County Courthouse Commission Meeting Room
n Cross City, Florida
fe Regular Meeting 10:00 AM January 6, 2005
)r The Dixie County Board of County Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida,
will meet on Thursday, January 6, 2005, at 10:00 AM in a regular meeting, in the
l County Commissioner's Meeting Room, in the Dixie County Courthouse, Cross
l City, Florida.
d 1 -Call to order
2-Invocation and Pledge to American Flag
n 3-Approval of Commission Minutes, Regular Meeting 12/16/04
4-Theodore Burt, Attorney Re: Fencing in area of condo's Horseshoe
s Beach
5-Charlene White, Dixie Soil and Water Conservation District
s 6-Dick Edwards, Community Programs Consulting
7-Chad Reed, Emergency Services Director
s 8-Bettie Gail Osteen, Indigent Healthcare Agent
9-Holly Houghton, County Agent
e 10-Jerry Prater, Veterans Service Officer
I, 11-Joe Price Ruth, Recycling Coordinator,
12-Howard Reed, County Road Superintendent
13-Jack Spivey, Building Official
if .14-Billy Keen, Zoning Official & Safety Director
15-Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk-Auditor
;h 16-Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
17-Joey Lander, County Attorney
d 18-County Commission items
h 19-Vouchers approved
at 20-Adjourn
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person decided to appeal any decision made
If by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearings,
he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he/she will need
e to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
d "Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should contact (352) 486-4931 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida
Relay Service at (800) 955-8771."
The Board meets the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 AM and the third
Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM. Individuals that would like to be placed on
the agenda should call Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk of Court, by 4:00 PM on Friday
preceding the Board meeting, at (352) 498-1200.
APPROVED: Marcus A. Hays, Chairman
ATTEST: Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk

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Accidents In Dixie
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
Dixie's portion of US 19 found its share of holiday travelers and accidents over the past few weeks.
Two single vehicle accidents involving out-of-towners, who were traveling the busy highway, resulted
in multiple injuries.
On December 22, 2004, twenty-five year old, Grover Brown of Tallahassee was traveling south
when he blacked out, causing him to lose control of his 1998 Honda motorcycle. As the bike
overturned Brown was thrown into the median.

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Damage to this 2001 Ford was estimated at over $7,000. after it rolled in a single vehicle accident early';
Sunday morning. The driver was not seriously injured.

Brown was transported to Doctors Memorial Hospital in Perry, by Dixie County EMS where he
was treated for non-incapacitating injuries. Florida Highway Patrol investigators noted that Brown was
wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
No charges were filed in this case, according to Trooper J.A. Boone..
Going into the new year, the FHP responded to an accident that occurred on January 2, 2005 on U;S
19, 4 miles north of Cross City.. According to a report filed by Trooper W.H. Sheheane, Odilia
Vanbourgondien, 65, of Spring Hill, FL, was traveling north when she lost control of her vehicle.
Vanbourgondien over corrected and traveled back onto the roadway before rotating 90 degrees aiid
continuing to travel into the east grass shoulder. When the car hit the grass it overturned, coming to
rest on its wheels.
Vanbourgondien was transported to North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville by Dixie EMS
where she was checked for possible injuries.
Damage to her 2001 Ford was estimated at $7,500. Vanbourgondien was charged with careless

(left) Gail Adorno and Victoria Pearson (right), Clinical Social Workers with Shands Cancer Center -are
shown accepting $2,000 check donation from Dave Wilson, President of the Levy County Horse Club.

The Levy County Horse Club sponsored a
benefit trail ride during Breast Cancer Awareness
month at Goethe State Forest. The event brought
a lot of community support. Trail riders from
many towns throughout Florida participated.
WMAF radio personalities, Trail Boss and
Tumbleweed, from Madison Florida, came to
entertain the troops with music and "name that
song" games. Auctioneer Bill Thomas, provided
a lot of exciting biding for items that were
auctioned off for this worthy cause.
The fundraiser was a success due to the club

Laughter is the sun that
drives winter from the
human face. Today's
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Care for the
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members who graciously gave their time and
energy to this worthy event, also to everyone who
LCHC received a letter from Charles
Bronson, Commissioner of Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services, stating that Goethe State
Forest Awareness month and look forward; to
working with LCHC in the future. Due to this
success, Dave Wilson, President of LCHC
presented Shands Cancer Center a check -for

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Public Service

Information Announcements

3rd Monday of each month
Events For The Week Of, at 7 p.m. Call: 498-3306.
Dec 3 Dec 9th Dixie County Chamber of
Commerce 2nd Thursday
of each month at 12 noon at
I 55 Alive .Volunteer the Dixie County Library.
Instructors Needed Dixie County Education
Previous experience is of no Foundation 3rd Tuesday
consequence, training of each month at 12 noon.
sessions provided. Call: Call: 498-1426.
352-726-0753. Dixie County Historical
2001 Rx Program free Society 3rd Monday of
breathing medications and each month at 6:30 p.m.
Nebulizers asthma, Call: 498-3128.
emphysema or COPD for Dixie County Woman's
qualified patients. Call: 800- Club 2nd Thursday at 7
344-5764. Club 2 Thursday at 7p.m.
Florida Department of Dixie Horseman's
Elder Affairs Volunteers Association every 3rd
needed for the SHINE
(Serving Health Insurance -Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the
Needs of Elders) Program. Cypress Inn.
Comprehensive training Holy Cross Catholic
provided with flexible hours. Church Bingo every
Call: 1-800-262-2243. Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. at
Hospice of North Central the Holy Cross Church Hall
Florida To request U.S. 19. Doors open at 5
information, about p.m. snacks available.
volunteering opportunities, Lev7 County Horse Club
Call: Jannette Martin at 352- 2n Thursday of each
379-2929. month at 7 p.m. at the Olde
Poison Hotline a life- Boarding House Restaurant
saving national hotline for in Trenton.
poison emergency treatment Man-To-Man Prostate
and advice. Call: 800-222- Cancer Group meeting 3rd
1222. Wednesday of each month
Stop Addiction Drug from 7 8 p.m. Call: 1-888-
addiction can leave an 295-6787 (Press 2) Ext. 114.
individual feeling helpless NA Meetings Each
and out of control, especially Thursday at 7 p.m. at the
d yout r c te ily Cross City Church of God
if you are the family on Kenneth St. in Cross
member or friend of an City, FL. Call: 352-498-
addict. Narconon Arrowhead 4362.
can help. Narconon offers Shamrock Masonic
free counseling, assessments Lodge -- 2nd & 4th Thursday
... and referrals to rehabili-tation- eights at 8 p.m. .i..
"o-, enters- : nationwide ;-y; aSqoOns of Confederate
; calling :1-SOO-46S-6933 or Veterans -. Meeting 2nd
logging onto Saturday each month at 6:30
www.stopaddiction.com. p.m. at Shamrock Masonic
Don't wait until it's too late. Lodge.
Call Narconon now! Note: PSA's are published without
Clubs & Organizations: cost at the discretion of the Advocate
and provide brief summaries meetings
Dixie County Historical and events ofgeneral public interest.
Society Sale of- Dixie It is the responsibility of the
County Historical Material organization/entity to provide the
weekly each Friday at the Advocate with accurate information
old-Old Town School and timely changes. Information and
corner of SR 55A and CR changes must be submitted in writing,
either by fax or by e-mail. The
-349. Advocate is not responsible for errors
Free Business Assistance or changes in submissions.
UNF Small Business

Development Center at the
Chamber of Commerce
office in Cross City. Call
M-W-F from. 9-12 at 498-
5454 to set up an
appointment. Appointments
are every Thursday between
1-4 p.m.
* Florida Department Of
Elder Affairs Shine
Program meets every
second Thursday from
10:00am 12:00noon.
* Toll Free Rape & Sexual
Assault Hotline 1-866-
875-7983. A trained staff
member will answer the
hotline number 24 hours a
day, 7 days.a week .
* United A.B.L.E.
Association helps, children
& adults with .disabilities,
and their families improve
their quality of. life. and
receive necessary services.
Call: 871-446-2253.
Meetings & Evehts.
* AL-ANON Family Group
AA Meetings are held every
Wednesday Evening @
S7:00pm at the First
'Methodist Church in
Chiefland. Call 490-61'17.
* DAV Auxiliary bingo
every. Wednesday, 11 a.m.
and Saturday, '6. p.m. at
Veterans Rd. DAV Bldg. In
Cross City.
* Dixie Amateur Radio Klub


Needed For
Free Tax
Classes For Volunteers
Offered Free of Charge
Free Income Tax Classes
for volunteers will begin
January 10th at 9:30AM. Tax
Aide Volunteers will receive
tax and computer training with
all materials furnished and free
of charge.
To enroll, volunteer, or for
information, Call George at
(352) 542-8328 or Judy (850)

Breast Cancer
Support Group
Meeting Notice
Tri-County Breast Cancer
Support Group will meet at the
Best Western Motel, Chiefland
at 7pm Jan. 10th, 2005.
Come and share good news
and friendship. We have
Information about a more
comfortable mammogram here
in the Tri-County area.

LCCC Board Meets
The Lake City Community College District Board of Trustees
will meet at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 11, 2005, in the LCCC
Board Room.
The District Board of Trustees is appointed by the governor
and the trustees' term is for a four-year period. Anyone in the
college's district may send a nomination to the governor for trustee
LCCC is a two-year community college locally governed and
publicly supported. The college serves a five-county district that
includes Baker, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, and Union counties.
LCCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the
associate degree.
A complete agenda will be available prior to the meeting. For
more information contact the public information office at (386)
754-4248. This meeting is open to the public.
Conservation Security Program
Informational Meetings To Be'
Held January 11 & 13, 2005
Who: Agricultural producers with conservation practices
applied on private lands in the Lower Suwannee Watershed
What: Information on USDA'S Conservation Security.Program
(CSP). .
Where: Florida's Lower Suwannee Watershed has been
selected for the USDA's newest program the Conservation
Security Program (CSP).
This is a voluntary program that is designed to automatically
reward farmers, ranchers, and growers who are actively working to
conserve natural resources on their private lands;'
To find out if your land is eligible for CSP, and to receive
information about the application process, you are encouraged to
attend one of the upcoming CSP Informational Meetings.
The meetings will cover:
What is CSP?
Who is Eligible for CSP?
How Can I Apply for CSP?
What are the Benefits of CSP?
What are the Requirements of CSP?
Natural Resources Conservation Service staff will be on hand
,to answer specific questions and provide you with application
materials .for the program. Additional information on CSP is at:
http://www. nrcs.usda.gov/programs
January 11, 2005' January 13, 2005
6:30 PM 6:30 PM
Gilchrist County Suwannee County
Commission Meeting Room Cooperative Extension
207 South Main Service Office'
-Trenton;;FL : 1302 111th Street-
Live Oak, FL

Volunteers Needed
For SHINE Program
SHINE (Serving Health' Insurance Needs, of Elders) is
recruiting new volunteers to serve Dixie County. A CMS (Centers
for Medicare Services) mandated 3 day instructional program is
initially required with one or two other one-day courses during the
year necessary. Mileage and other expenses are reimbursed at the
current state rate. This is a wonderful way: to learn more about
Medicare, Medicare supplements, the changes that will occur in
2006, as well as assisting other seniors in your area for 8-10 hours

each month.
Other expansions in the program currently in effect are helping
those lower income seniors, without any help to pay for
prescription drugs, to. obtain them at little or no cost. There is
presently a shortage of volunteers in Dixie County to help, seniors
needing assistance. If you are truly interested in becoming a
SHINE volunteer with a commitment of 8-10 hours a month, call
1-800-96 ELDER (1-800-963-5337) for an application..

Sociable Singles
Sociable Singles will hold
their next meeting January
10, at 6:30 pm in the
Community Center on SR 349.
The center is located

approximately 9 miles north of
the traffic light in Old Town.
Please being a covered dish
, or finger food to share.

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FHP January
The Florida Highway
Patrol will be conducting
driver license and vehicle
inspection checkpoints during
the month of January at the
following locations:
Dixie Chavous Rd., CR 55A, SR
349, CR 349, CR 351, CR 358,
Willow Hole Rd.
Gilchrist SR 26, SR 49, SR 47, CR
138, SE 70"'Ave., CR 232,
CR 340, CR 341
Lafayette SR 20, SR 51, SR 53
SR 349
Levy SR 24, SR 45, SR 49, SR 51,
SR 320, CR 320, CR 341, CR 345
Troopers will focus on
vehicles that are being
operated with defects and
violations. The FHP has found
these checkpoints to be an
effective method of enforcing
state laws, which relate to the
safe and legal operation of
motor vehicles.

Will Spring
Bring More
Representatives -from the
Suwannee River Water
Management District will
speak at our January meeting
about the Suwannee River
Water Assessment Regional
Network (WARN) Program
with, an emphasis on recent
hurricanes and flooding.
The next general meeting
of the membership will be at
7:30 PM on Tuesday,
January 11, 2005 at the Fort
White Community Center on
CR 47 just north of Ft. White
on Hwy 47. The public is
especially invited. (The Board
will meet at 6:15 PM/All are
Invited) Light refreshments
will be served.

The Advocate regrets
that we are unable to
order rubber stamps,
self-inking stamps or
notary stamps at this
time. We are in the .
process of finding a new.
vendor. Sorry for the


MONDAY JANUARY 10, 2005 Chili w/Crackers or Hot
Dog on Bun, Cole Slaw, Carrot Coins w/Ranch Dip, Fruit or
Fruit Juice, Cinnamon Roll, Milk.
*AR Family Night at 5:00 7:00 p.m.
*Dixie District Spelling Bee at RRMS at 7:00 P.M.
TUESDAY JANUARY 11, 2005 Taco w/Lettuce, Tomato &
Cheese or Deli Turkey on Bun w/Trimmings, Steamed Corn,
Fruit or Fruit Juice, Milk.
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 12. 2005 Chicken Nuggets or
Manager's Choice, Oven Fries, Ice Cream, Fruit or Fruit Juice &
THURSDAY JANUARY 13, 2005 Oven Fried Chicken w/Hot .
Rolls or Tuna Salad w/Bread, Rice w/Gravy, Seasoned Green
Beans, Fruit or Fruit Juice, Milk.
*School Advisory Council meets at 6:00 p.m. in Library.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 14 Pizza or Manager's Choice, French
Fries, Fruit, or Fruit Juice, Milk.

Monday, January 17- School Holidays.

DCHS School Advisory Meeting
The next meeting of the Dixie County High School Advisory
Committee will be on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 7:15 am in the'
DCHS Conference Room. Everyone is welcome to attend.

District Spelling Bee
Set For Jan. 10th
The District-Wide Spelling Bee will be held Monday, January'
10, 2005 at Ruth Rains Middle School beginning at 7:00 pm.
Make plans now to come out and encourage these bright young
folks in their endeavor to be the best speller in Dixie.

OTES January 2005
Cub Calendar
01-07 Report Cards Home
01-10 District Spelling Bee RRMS 7 PM
Family Nite 6-8 PM
01-11 School Board Meeting 6 PM
01-14 Kid's Nite Out 6 PM
01-17 Martin Luther King Day SCHOOL CLOSED
01-24 Family Nite 6-8 PM
01-25 Child Study 1 PM
01-31 Family Nite 6-8 PM

SRWMD Governing Board Meeting
On Tuesday, January 11, 2005, the Suwannee River 'Water
Management District's Governing Board will meet at 9:00am'nt
District Headquarters, Hwy 49 and 90 East, Live Oak, Florida. The
* meeting is to consider District business and conduct public
hearings on regulatory and land acquisition matters. A workshop
will follow the board meeting.
All meetings, workshops, and hearings are open to the public.


An Overnight Retreat For Girls In Grades 6-12
FEBRUARY 25 & 26, 2005 -- 5:30 P.M.

Middle Florida Baptist Assembly Grounds
Cost: $23.00 Per Person / Some Scholarships Available.
For information contact: Nancy Holifield at (352) 498-3881
Sponsored by Lafayette Baptist Youth Association,
Lafayette Family Life Ministries, & Live the:Life Ministries


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Wilmonteen Smith Celebrates Her Recent
Retirement with Family and Friends
Wilmonteen Smith, who after 30 years and 3 months as a
teacher in Dixie County Schools, turned in her chalk and
attendance book. Her grandchildren acknowledged her retirement
and her dedication to them with the gift of not one, but two
rocking chairs one for Wilmonteen and one for a visiting friend.
Construction Begins on Rachel's Stage
A dream that began five years ago became reality
Tuesday morning when contractor Woodrow Smith lowered a 24-
inch auger into the earth at Fanning Springs State Park and pulled
out the first load of dirt for the construction of Rachel's Stage.

Riding The Rails... Collecting Memories
For twenty-two years Dixie County resident, Jim Motes has
been collecting railroad memorabilia, a subject that is near and
dear to his heart.
Born in 1914 in Ocala, Florida Mr. Motes graduated from
Ocala High School. Motes' began his long career on Florida's
railways when he was 25 years old.
Bringing the Big Bad FCAT Down to Earth
RRMS faculty sets fire to students with spirited rally and a special
performance by "Beyond Beyonc6"
Ruth Rains Middle School's principal, Beverly Baumer, and
her staff and faculty have found another way to put a good old
fashion pep rally of sorts to good use. In this case, the pep
rally is aimed at stimulating academic performance, which
requires just the opposite attention student brainpower that is
generated in a spirited performance physical.
"'But, last year the formula produced the desired results an
"A" grade for the middle school, the only "A" earned in the
"The students seem to thrive on the spirit that is generated by the
administration and faculty at Ruth Rains," Superintendent Dennis
Bennett said. "A good result on the FCAT is important to the
well-being of the school district and it is important to the student
in years to come. Today, we must do whatever it takes to give our
students an edge, a sense of competition, and a desire to do well
when they take

Dixie Junior and Senior Class Horsemen Bring
Home Grand & Reserve Trophies
The 2004 Suwannee River Fair Horseshow, sponsored by
Perkins State Bank, was held this past Saturday, March 6 at the
Suwannee River Fair and Livestock Show horse arena with a full
day of events.
Dixie County youngsters brought home four of the top prizes
with Dixie's Junior Class trotting off with both the Grand and
Reserve Championship trophies in the Speed events.
Dixie Senior Class riders took both Grand Championships in
Speed and Performance.
911 Signing Completed Two Months Ahead of
The Cross City Correctional Institute inmate work crews.
completed the countywide street sign installations, which were
essential for the new 911 enhanced emergency system two months
ahead of schedule.

fair Officials Rack Up Another Successful Record-
Setting Show
Li% stock Sale Sets a Record for Total Sales at $639,472
Reserve Champion Fat Calf and Reserve Champion Feeder
Calf Brings Record Price per Pound
Sanichez 1,242-pound bovine fetches an impressive $15,525
Gilchrist County 4-H member Wyatt L. Durance's 1,217-pound
qrand Champion fat steer was next up. Barnes worked the crowd
as hard as he could, but when the gavel fell the price was set at
$3.50 per pound, about half of the highest price on record. Last
year Jeffrey Reed of Bell realized the highest price per pound -
f'7.75 since the record began in 1955. 1
The Grand Champion feeder steer fared somewhat better and
the Chiefland Middle School FFA pulled in $6.00 per pound for
their 728-pound entry. The record price was set last year when
'Candace Sanchez earned $9.00 for her efforts.
:Lee Goodson IV did well with his 255-pound Reserve Champion
:hog with an $11.00 per pound final bid. Leslie Hatch set the high
in 1995 with a $13.00 per pound price.
Prom promise sends a strong message about
Drinking and driving
l ast Thursday, March 25th, only two days before the 2003-2004
Junior-Senior Prom, 'Dixie Emergency Services held a Prom
Promise performance for DCHS Students. Prom Promise illustrates
the very real dangers of drinking and driving and their much too
iften fatal consequences.
Statistically more teens are involved in alcohol related accidents
during prom time than any other school function, and it is the hope
9f,local law enforcement and emergency officials, and school
administrators that by showing students what could happen, they
Will think before getting into a vehicle with someone who has been

Dixie County Attracting Workers and Industry to
"Pine Straw Heaven"
SPine straw, production in the southeast has become a $100
million business and Dixie County is on the verge of becoming a
major production center for this growing industry.
* Last Thursday, the Dixie County Board of County
Commissioners received a preview of a new local venture Cross
City Pine Needle that will bring 50 workers from Venezuela this
fall to rake pine straw on lands owned by Forest Systems and Al
Land, both of whom are partners in the new company.
When Cross City Pine Needle's production and distribution is
in full swing, the company could employ as many as 150 workers
with 25 of those jobs coming from the local community and the
balance made up of legal aliens who have entered the country with
a H2B temporary visa.
Air Force prefers Dixie for target practice
Promise of minor interruptions once or twice a week
:draws favorable reaction, but not from all
Sporting an excellent safety record with no mishaps in more than

:60 years, Col. Robert Nolan, Commander of Eglin Air Force
base's 46th Test Wing, addressed a crowd in the Dixie County
:Commission Meeting Room last Thursday and told the audience
:that his group would like to use a mostly unpopulated area in and
:around California Swamp to test a new long range guided weapon.
Col. Nolan said that property owner issues in Taylor and Levy
and in site 2 in Dixie County have made Site 3 in Dixie County the
:preferred site at this time.
:Dixie and Gilchrist County Residents Caught in
Machine Gun Attack in Kosovo 3 Killed by
Jordanian Policeman
'Retired State Correction Officers Dwight Petty and Jimmy
*Swilley Escape with Minor Injuries
OOn Saturday, April 17, three vans carrying United States prison

officers, who had just completed pre-training exercises at.
Mitrovica Detention Centre in Kosovo, were preparing to leave the
jail compound when a Jordanian policeman opened fire on the vans
killing two American women and an American man.
The Jordanian policeman, who was identified as Ahmed
Mustafa Ibrahim Ali, was also killed in the attack. The remaining
4-man Jordanian police contingent has been placed in lock-down
during an investigation of the shooting.
Two retired Tri-County correction officers Lawrence Dwight
Petty, 54 of Old Town, and Jimmie Swilley, 55 of Trenton were
among those in the van.
We Found It...The Largest Tree In Dixie County!
Last month students in Art Wyckoff's Science Class started
their search for the largest tree in Dixie County as part of the
National Earth Week celebration held the week of April 12-16.
From the time that the word got out that the students needed help,
the phones at the Advocate began ringing with over 40 sightings
being reported!
One of the first sightings was that of Amy Evans, a 13-year-old
student at Ruth Rains Middle School, and her father "Bookie".
Bomb Threat Closes Main Building and Library at
High School
For the second time in six months Dixie .County High School
has been the recipient of a bomb threat. The call came into the
high school switchboard at 10:40 a.m. Monday, May 3 and the
caller was transferred to principal Charlotte Lord..
The caller appeared to be a young male with a slight accent, but
no further information has been released at this time.
A Country Served... A Hero Fallen... A Son Lost...
Last Saturday a family laid to rest their son, a community came
out to honor a fallen hero, and a country gave thanks to a solider
who gave his life for all. Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason B. Dwelley,
31 of Apopka, was buried at the Rock Sink Baptist Church
Cemetery in Old Town with full military honors.
Dwelley, along with five other American soldiers, was killed
Friday, April 30th in a mortar attack while on active duty in Al
Abnar Providince, Iraq. He served for over nine years in the
United States Navy as a Hull Maintenance Operator and had
extended his most recent term' of enlistment in order to deploy to
Iraq. Let us not forget this young man, his family and all those who
continue to fight for freedom throughout the world. Keep them in
your prayers, your minds and your hearts.
Taking Stock of Pine Straw Village Options and
Those against bringing Hispanic workers into Dixie County to
harvest pine straw from the forest floors that make up over 2/3 of
Dixie County's land mass continue to spew forth barbs against
every segment of the county that appears ,to be involved in the
Much of the ranting and railing, some of which is racially
motivated, also appears to be based upon .false assumptions and
strong, biased opinions that have more basis in emotion or
prejudice than fact.
This is, exactly what Mickey Plyler, co-owner of Cross City
Pine Needle, a local pine straw production company, has been
trying to get across to residents of Dixie County.
Belly Flop & Melon Chunkin' Contests At The 9th
Annual Red Belly Day
BELLY FLOP This years prizes are savings bonds of $100,
$75, and $50 for First, Second, and Third places. There are four
weight classes which are 0 75 lbs., 76 150 lbs., 151 225 lbs.,
and 226 lbs. and up, ,
MELON CHUNKIN' This years prizes are savings bonds of
$100, $75, and $50 for First, Second, and Third places. There are
four weight classes which are 75 150 lbs., 151 225 lbs., 226
lbs. and up, and the Women's Division.
Rachel's Stage Dedication Filled with Smiles and
Tears and Gratitude
Like a proud father of a new born, Dixie County Chamber of
Commerce past-president Robert Moeller, waited until all the
participants were seated on the new stage platform and then turned
the microphone over to Pastor Jake Cravey of the First Baptist
Church of Cross City for the opening prayer.
When Moeller. returned to the microphone, he introduced
himself and Lynetta Usher Griner as co-chairpersons of the
Rachel's Stage Project. Mrs. Griner is the president of the Fanning
Springs State Park Citizen's Support Organization.
Moeller turned to the assembled crowd and began to tell the
story behind the building of the stage. It is a story that Moeller
admits is difficult to tell even to this day and twice his voice broke
as emotion filled his heart and mind.
Moeller Marks 30 Years as Attorney in Dixie
County and Cross City
Thursday, June 17, 2004 is a milestone in the life of local attorney,
Robert Moeller. On 'that day the calendar will turn the page on 30
years as a practicing attorney in Dixie County and Cross City for a
man who is known as a champion for the rights of his clients and a
tireless community worker for the people of Dixie County.
Moeller started his practice on June 17, 1974 with $1,000 in a
small office on Barber Street between Langston Insurance and
Southern Title and Abstract. Over the years he built a successful
practice with his wife, Lorilynn, as a mainstay in his practice on a
day-to-day basis.
Dixie Chevrolet New Name and More Cars, with
Familiar Faces and Same Great Service
The building has a new coat of paint; the sign has a new
name Dixie Chevrolet the car lot is overflowing with new cars
and trucks, but the same familiar faces and great service are still on
the menu for customers that have depended on the county's only
major auto dealership for over 65 years.
More Construction on Drawing Board for Suwannee
and Jena
In Suwannee, Andrew Hodor of Gainesville has presented a
preliminary drawing (see sketch at right) that provides a
conceptual look at a 12-unit condominium project that has been
tentatively named, "Suwannee Point."
On the other end of Dixie County, two projects are in the
planning stages in Jena. Two condominium projects are planned
with each building to contain 8 to 10 units. The buildings will be
built with one on either side of Gulf Stream Marina, which is the
site of the former crab processing plant.

Deputy's K-9 Drug Dog Shot
Que, a Belgian Shepard survived two shotgun blasts
Deputy Jaime King was on the Suwannee River Sunday
afternoon when his cell phone rang. On the other end was a nearby
neighbor, Johnny Osteen, who was calling to tell King that his
Belgian Shepard, "Que," was on his back porch and was bleeding.
King called a friend and Cross City police officer John
Simmons and asked him to go to Osteen's to check on the dog.
Simmons is King's counterpart in the city's K-9 unit.
Annual Scallop Harvest Shows Promise of Good
Boats of all different shapes and sizes emerged on the Dixie
coastline last Thursday, July l~s for the annual scallop harvest.

Equipped with nets, bags and buckets, masks and fins, harvesters
began their search for the shelled fish that provides some pretty
tasty eating.
The 2004 harvest will be open through September 10th and in
spite of the Florida Marine Research Institute's pre-season
predictions, preliminary reports are showing a promise of a good
FCAT Results What's in a Letter Grade?
There are so many variables that enter into that big bad
acronym "FCAT" (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test) that
it is little wonder that a sea of controversy was spawned and
continues to rage today.
Take Dixie County High School for example. It is common
knowledge that the school ended the year with a "D" letter grade
applied by the state. For most, that symbol was all they needed to
know. But, as Paul Harvey says, "Here is the rest of the story."
The letter grading systems incorporates three categories -
Current Achievement, Learning Gains, and Gains for the Lowest
25%. Each of these categories is subdivided into reading,
mathematics and writing.
Double Escape from
Dixie County Jail Ends with Capture of Second
Two men assigned to the laundry detail as trustees at the Dixie
County Jail were reported missing last Wednesday, July 15 when
officers at the jail took a head count before breakfast. The pair,
Raymond Leroy Beadle, 23 of Cross City and Ohio, and William
F. Farnham, 31 of Cross City, worked on the laundry detail
beginning at 4:00 a.m. each day.
As it was all of the search team leaders were pleased with the
way the operation went and were grateful for all of the inter-county
and interagency support and cooperation.
County Celebrates Grand Opening of 1st District
EMS Station
Hearts swelled with pride, the room was aglow with smiling
faces, and dignitaries from outside of Dixie County were filled
with amazement as a crowd packed the three ambulance bays,
which adjoin the new Station 3 1st District EMS station..
The official grand opening of the medical emergency facility is
the culmination of years of planning to meet the need of the
growing eastern boundary of Dixie County

See REVIEW 2, Page 11

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a month before she received the news and is so grateful to her donor for giving her a third chance.
That's right, third. Lori's sister gave her a kidney three years ago, which began to fail this past year.
What is unique aboiit Lori's pancreas transplant is that she will no longer be diabetic! Since she
was twelve years old, Lori had been dependent on insulin injections to keep her alive. While she hasn't
had much of an appetite since her surgery, she is looking forward to tasting foods that were forbidden
to her prior to surgery.
Lori's mother, Pat Motes stated that her daughter is doing great. She is at home with family and
friends coming in to help. Right now Lori is understandably weak and needs time to build her strength
up. "We are just so grateful that she is home," stated Pat. She added that-she asks that the prayers
continue and thanked everyone for their concern.
Both families had a hard time thinking of words that would properly express their gratitude to all
the people who have prayed for them and helped in one way or another. "It is so humbling," stated Ed
Ellison. "We just can't tell people what it has meant to us," he added.
While Noah and Lori recuperate and gain their strength there is still another Dixie County resident
who has been put on the kidney donor transplant list, Felita Carter. Feltia became ill in 1999 and has
to undergo dialysis three times a week. Felita's sister, Angela Carter asks that everyone continue to
pray for Feltia and for a donor. "Our Hardee's family has raised over $1,000.00 to help offset medical
costs," she added. If you would like to help Feltia you can go by the Cross City Hardee's or
Drummond Community Bank where a fund has been set up for her. Our prayers are with you Feltia!
The need for organ, tissue, and eye donation has grown over the last decade. In the United States
alone, in 2001, more than 6,000 patients who were on a wait-list for organ transplantation died waiting.
From 1995 to 2000, the number of patients waiting for organ transplantation increased by 80 percent,
while the number of organ donors grew by less than 12 percent. Today, more than 79,000 people
remain on the national transplant waiting list for a kidney, liver, heart, lung, pancreas, or intestine.
Because of the shortage of donors the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has begun a
campaign that will educate the public and raise awareness on organ donations. For more information
you can log onto www.organdonor,gov/nfdrguidelines.html.

Like Noah, Lori and dozens of others in our small community who have received their miracles,
folks like Felita are hoping that someone out there will know how much they are counting on the
selfless acts, of others to become a organ donor and make their tragedy into hope for others.

Continued from page 1

Both Daniel Jr. and Kevin Jr. are being sighted for saving Kevin Sr.'s life. Without a second
thought, the two young heroes dove into the dark water and found the unconscious boater and took him
A family spokesperson reported Tuesday that Daniel Sr. had received lacerations to his liver and
spleen and multiple injuries to his face, which they operated on Wednesday. Kevin Sr. remains on a
ventilator due to a punctured lung. He also sustained some cracked ribs and lacerations to his liver as
Family members are asking that prayers be continued for both men and extend their thanks to
everyone for their help and concern.
No charges have been filed due to the ongoing investigation by the FWC. The Coast Guard,
Yankeetown will also conduct a navigational inspection of the marker and surrounding area.

Continued from Page 1

By Terri Langford- Staff Writer
"Do you solemnly swear to uphold the
office..." were the words that echoed throughout
the Dixie County Courthouse as family, friends
and co-workers gathered at the swearing in
ceremony of Dixie's five newly elected officials
this past Tuesday, January 4th.
The ceremony was officiated by Judge Fred
Koberlein, who also was elected to the County
Judge seat, which he will fill for the next six
years. This is Koberlein's first term to serve
Dixie's residents. Prior to the election he was
appointed by the Governor to serve on the bench
after Judge Marshall Clements' retirement.
Sheriff-elect, Dewey Hatcher took his second
oath of office. His first term ending in 2000 when
he decided not to run for re-election to take time
to be with his family and work with his wife in
their businesses. Hatcher stated that he had
missed working with the public and was ready to
get back to work with a fresh outlook and fresh
ideas to go along with his experience.
Supervisor of Elections, Mae Beville, was
sworn into her 4th term. Beville stated that she
was thankful for the chance to be able to serve
the residents of Dixie once more. She noted that
she and her staff will be busy continuing to
updating their system with the 911 addresses,
adhering to state mandates and getting the word
out on the importance of residents exercising
their right to vote.
Hal Chewning, Jr. sworn to uphold his post as
Property Appraiser for what will be his third

term. Chewning, who took over for his father,
Hal Chewning, Sr. in 1996, has ran unopposed in
both the 2000 and 2004 elections. Chewning
stated that he was proud that he will be able to
continue to serve the people of Dixie County and
will strive to give his all to the residents.
Also going into her third term as Tax
Collector is Joyce Davis. "I have been truly
overwhelmed and grateful to the people for
allowing me to serve them again," Davis stated.
Running unopposed this past election, Davis
noted that she and her staff would be working
hard to continue to give the people friendly and
efficient service. She also noted that the coming
year will prove to be challenging as her office
will be undergoing computer system changes in
both the Department of Motor Vehicles and Ad
Valorm Tax departments.
The veteran of the group sworn into office
was Joe Hubert Allen who will be serving his 8th
term. Of those eight elections, Allen noted that he
had opposition only once in 28 years. Over thW
years Allen has seen many changes in our county
as well as in his office. In that time his staff haW
more than doubled in size. One of those changes
has been the online services provided through the
MyFlorida.com website. Dixie County is part of
the new age of computers and Allen and his staff
are working to bring this new service to ite
residents. When fully integrated into the system,
the public will be able to access Corrimission
Minutes, tax rolls, and even pay tickets on line.
Congratulations to you all!


Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 6, 2005

Bond & Clark Exchange Vows

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Clark, Sr.
Raymond L. Clark, Jr. introduces Mr. & Mrs. Raymond
Clark, Sr...
On December 26, 2004 Bessie I. Bond and Raymond L. Clark,
Sr. were married at Calvary Temple Assembly of God.
Bessie is the daughter of Mr. Tony J. Bond and Mrs. Dale E.
Bond of Cross City, FL. Raymond is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Danny
& Elisa Clark of Chiefland, FL.
We all wish them a happy and prosperous marriage and may
God be' with you.
Mr. & Mrs. Tony Bond stated that they had not lost their
daughter, but gained a son...

Royal & Smith To Exchange Vows

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50th Wedding Anniversary

Carol and Neta Mea Ward
Our family cordially invites you to join us
for a special time honoring 50 years of marriage
Sunday January 9th
1:00 -3:00 pm
Hatch Park Community Center
Branford, FL.

Ross & Mitchell To

Exchange Vows

Norton & Corbin

Announce Engagement

Candace Leigh Norton & fames Nelson Corbin
Jimmy & Debbie Norton, Kim & Omer Tucker and Lash
Corbin are proud to announce the engagement of their children
Candace Leigh Norton and James Nelson Corbin.
The wedding is set for June 18, 2005.
Candace is the granddaughter of Margaret and the late Hubert
Norton. James is the grandson of James &.Irene Valentine.
Congratulations Jamie & Candace!

Five Generations

Dixie Echoes To

Appear At Full



Randy Shelnut and the
Dixie Echoes will appear in
live concert at the Full Gospel
Outreach Church, 4 miles
north of Chiefland on US Hwy
19 on Thursday, January 13,
2005 beginning at 7:30 pm.
There is no admission
charge, however, a love
offering will be collected.
For more information you
may call 352-493-1175
(church) or 352-493-0209
(Praise Shop).


Parrott Moves

To Hospice

To the Friends of Mrs.
Johnny Parrott...
Mrs. Johnny has moved,to
the Chiefland Hospice Nursing
Center in Chiefland. She can
receive visitors and would love
to hear from her friends. She
is in room 9 and can be
reached by calling 352-493-
2333. She hopes to see you

Don't ask yourself what
the world needs. Ask your-
self what makes you come
alive, and then go and do
that. Because what the,
world needs is people who
have come alive.
-Harold Whitman

Viecey Ross & ToddM itchell ,,' .', -,,, .. .. .
Todd--Mitchell, & Niecey Ross are .happy to aLnounce their
engagement and approaching marriage.
Niecey is the daughter of Bobby & Debbie Ross of Cross City. Pictured left to right: Great Grandmother Betty Goodman, Great Great
She is the granddaughter of Bill & Katie Ross and Mark & Betty Grandma Hattie Osteen, Grandma Debbie Ross, Mother Niecey Ross,
SGoodman.(Baby) Granddaughter Katelyn Jade Mitchell.
Goodman. On October 24, 2004, Mrs. Hattie Osteen celebrated her 97
Todd is the son of Mitch & Carolyn Mitchell of Steinhatchee. On October 24, 2004, Mrs. Hattie Osteen celebrated her 97w h
He is the grandson of Fred & Mary-Kate Mitchell and Paul Birthday with many of her family and friends. In attendance was a
He is the grandson of Fred & Mary-Kate Mithell and Paul & 5th Generation Great-Great Granddaughter Katelyn Jade Mitchell.
Lucille Day.
A spring wedding is being planned.

Christy Smith & Michael Royal
Sammy & Connie Royal and Scott & Jennifer Smith are proud
to announce the approaching marriage of their children, Michael
Royal and Christy Smith.
The ceremony is set for Saturday, January 8th, 2005' at the
Lighthouse Church in Chiefland, Florida at 5:00 pm in the evening.
All family and friends are invited to share this special day with
Michael and Christy. A reception will follow at the Tommy Usher
Pineland Center.

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virtues have not been dis.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Behold The Tabernacle of God
Rev. 21:3
"The Day of the Lord"
The word church means that which is called out. Church is not
a brick or board building, but it is a people (The Day of the Lord)
that has been called of God. They are not just called, but they are
called out. Gen. 12:1 "Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get
thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy
father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:" Abraham was a
called outer. Ps. 90:12 "So teach us to number our days, that we
may apply our hearts unto wisdom." We must know our identity.
We have been saying for a long time "thy will be done, 0 God."
You and I must know what He is doing. You know most people are
not looking for God to bring a company of people forth on his
earth to be life and light of God. So they spend their time just
doing their program. But the spirit has been saying "Thy will be
done." God is not at this time, letting the world know who this
people is. He is having a hard enough time getting them to number
their days, so that they can apply their hearts unto wisdom so that
they can know their identity. John the Baptist numbered his days,
applied his heart unto wisdom and knew that he was the messenger
(the day of the Lord) preparing the way of the Lord in wilderness.
Jesus Christ numbered his days and applied his heart unto wisdom
and knew his identity and that hie was the very Christ. There are
many things that will happen in the day of the Lord, but they can
only happen in and through the day of the Lord: God's army.
Continued next week.

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Sunday School 10:00 A.M.
Morning Worship 11:00 A.M.
Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Wed. Prayer Meeting 7:00 P.M.
Pastor David B., Downing
At The Intersection Of Camp St. & Horseshoe Beach Rd.

Nothing astonishes a
man so much as common
sense and plain dealing.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


vice Times

Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship...........11:00 a.m.
(Children's Church (ages 3-11)
Sunday Evening Worship.............6:00 p.m.
Youthquake (ages 12-18)
Wednesday Family Night..............7:30 p.m.
Missionette's & Boy's Club

Pastor Paul ouise Tyson
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Pastor, Rev. Carl Rainear
Sunday Worship 9:30 A.M.
Church School .................................11,00 AM.
Wed. Choir Practice 7:00 P.M.

"Come Let Us Worship
& Adore Him"

Children's Church

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Rock Sink
Baptist Church
13 Miles North of Old Town on SR 34-9
Bible Study........9:45 A.M.
Morning Worship........11:00 A.M.
Discipleship Training........6:00 P.M.
Evening Worship........7:00 P.M.
Prayer Service........7:00 P.M.
Choir Practice........7:45 P.M.

Adventist Church
Welcomes You Where Jesus Is Lord
Sabbath School.... ..........9:30 A.M.
Morning Worship............11:00A.M.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:30 P.M.

498-5674 Daniel Graham

First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee
498-2108 ;
P.O. BOX 342 Steinhatchee, FL 32359
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Opportunities for Worship '
Sunday School-----10:00 AM
Morning Worship---11:00 AM
Evening Worship ---- 6:00 PM
Prayer. Meeting -------7:00 PM .
Awana 6:30 PM
Leon Holden, Pastor
"I was, glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the LORD Psalms 1221,

Agape' Christian Center
"Where YouAre Knowtn By TourLove"
River Road 66 SW 964th Old Town
Sunday Worship. Yo A.M. & 6 P.M.
Monday 7:00 P.M. Bible Study
Wednesday...........7:oo P.M. Mid-Week Service
Saturday................7:00 P.M. Prayer Meeting

Preaching The Whole Word of God
Pastor-J.D. Clark Ph. (352) 2xo-005.

Welcome To God's House
Pastor Royce Hanshew
Church Office 542-7050
Sunday School. ...........................9:45 A.M.
Morning Worship......................11:00 A.M.
Evening Worship.....................6:00 P.M.
Wed. Bible Study......................7:00 P.M.
Knock and the door will open seek and you will find -
ask and you will be given life eternally.
Welcome To God's House Won't You Come On In.

"'The Clhurrch With An Open Door'"
Sunday School ............................9:45 A M.
Morning Worship........................ 11:00A.M.
Evening Worship.......................... 7:00 P.M.-
Mid-Week Bible Study
Wednesday ..7:00 P.M.
C55A (Between Cross City & Old Town)-
Rev. Jackie Pettrey, Pastor

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 6, 2005

Abundant Life and Living
God created all of the basic things we needed when He created
the heaven and earth planet. All He created was good and very
I will reiterate that we are his custodians,
entrusted to take care of his beautiful world.
We are responsible for keeping it
replenished with love, peace, joy and
happiness. We are to keep it clean and
righteous, refreshed and ready for new
growth to flourish and bring fourth healthy
fruit. We are to multiply it with human life
with clean minds that will stay in tune with
God's' universal plan for equity, justice and
truth. Lucille Stockton
We must stay alert and open to receive
universal changes ordered by God to make his world a better place.
God has blessed the human mind with many kinds of modem
technology, which has made living so much easier since God's first
The Human family can move into the fullness of life and living,
that we prayed., hoped, and looked for, we can be raptured up onto
a spiritual high, out of the outdoor restrooms, flambo torch lights,
wood stoves, and outdoor wash pots. Thank God for new
"Love Life and Live It!"

Faith Baptist Church News
It was a wonderful New Year today at Faith. The Spirit was
strong, the weather was absolutely gorgeous and God sent lots of
visitors our way. Chris Lord and Tommy McQueen did the special
music in the morning service, and Brenda Carter in the evening
service. Both did great jobs. God has been so good to bless Faith
with so much talent and to give it to people who are always ready
'and willing to use it for Him. Bro. Jackie did his usual good job of
delivering the messages that God had laid on his heart. We could
'feel the love, harmony and the Holy Spirit as it moved among His
people. If you missed either service today you truly missed a
blessing from God.
We want to remember to pray for our members who are sick
and all those in the neighborhood who are sick and especially the
'lost. If God is leading you to go visit a neighbor or friend who may
not know Him, please be sure you do that and He will bless you for
We will have some special events coming up soon. The 4th of
February the Easter Brothers will be at Faith again. If you missed
them last time, be sure you come hear them this time. They will
truly bless your heart. Then on February 14th, the seniors will be
having their Valentine Party at the Homestead Restaurant. More
will be announced later regarding the time, ect. For our members,
there is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board and if you plan to go,
please sign up so we can make reservations. If you need a. ride, let
Sis. Alice Bryan or Anne Crenshaw know and they will make
arrangements for you to have a way to be there.
Let's make this year a very special one by inviting someone to
Sunday school and Church with us, by praying for those who need
a special touch from God, the ones who are sick, and the ones who
are lost. If you've been missing Sunday School, we miss you and
want to especially invite you to start the New Year by making a
resolution to be I God's house at the appointed times. We at Faith
love you and wish you a wonderful, happy, and healthy New Year.

Am I not destroying my
enemies when I make
.' friends of them?
Prayerfd spot.change -Abraham Lincoln
God, b It can es him

Kierke a 1813-1855

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,-That this state of the church is
understood and described in the
Word, by vastation, desolation,
and consummation. That while
the vastation exists, and before
the consummation arrives, the
coming of the Lord is
announced, with redemption
from the Lord and a new
church. That these three, while
the Istaelitish church still
existed, were announced in
many parts of the prophetic
-word. That the prophetic word
almost throughout treats of
vastation and consummation, of
the last judgment at that time,
of the coming of the Lord, of a
new church, and of redemption.
That the coming of the Lord are
now at hand. That redemption
are now at hand. That a new
church are now at hand. I the
son of man, say the particulars
of redemption, by which alone
salvation is effected, which was
,accomplished by Jehovah God,
'who is our Lord Jesus Christ.
That the first act of redemption
, was the total subjugation of the
hells. That the second act of
redemption was the separation
Sof the evil from the good, and
the casting of the evil into hell,
and the raising of the good into
heaven, and afterwards the
reduction to order of all in hell,
and the reduction to order of all
in heaven. With instruction
.,concerning the truth which will
belong to faith, and in the good
Which will belong to charity,
and thus the establishment of a
new church. That the final and
efficient cause of redemption
was the regeneration of man,
and his salvation thereby. That
, since the Lord alone is the
.Redeemer, He alone is also the
SRegenerator, and therefore the
:.Saviour. Love you. Continues
Next week.

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74e Peopte ofa the United ?etedisa&t de~i
Sunday School.............9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship.........11:00 a.m.

New Prospect Baptist News
What a blessing it was to spend the second day of the new year
in God's house with other Christians! With the Lord's blessing,
Bro. Billy again brought very timely and inspiring messages during
both the morning and evening services. During the latter service,
we held our monthly commemoration of the Lord's Supper.
On Saturday, January 8th, 6 P. M., there will be a Youth Rally
at Grace Baptist Church in Lafayette County. On Monday,
January 10th, our Women's Ministry, as well as the
Pastor/Deacons, will hold their first meetings of the new year. As
the year gets underway, we look forward to many other functions
on the agenda for the spreading of God's joyful message!
As always, please continue praying for all the folks on the
various church prayer lists, our military personnel, our President
and staff, and any other special needs of which you might be
aware. Have a good week, and please consider paying us a visit at
New Prospect! May God bless and keep you safe.

In Loving Memory
My Christal Angel!
One year ago today God took you away.
You look at me from up above,
showing me all of God's love.
The strength that I lost when you went away,
God gives it back to me each and every day.
Knowing that you are my "Angel" way up in the sky,
watching over me as my guiding light.
I love and miss you dear,
but Moma knows you are always near.
My Christal Angel!

Card of Thanks
We would like to take this means to express our sincere
appreciation to Pat S. Gamble for all the acts of kindness shown to
us in the sickness and death of our loved one, June Tucker. She is
such a wonderful Christian lady and special friend to our family.
Her untiring spirit was such a constant flow of energy to us during
this trying time. Our few words can never really express just how
much she means to us and we will never, never forget what she did
for our family.
With sincerely thanks, we love you Pat!
The Family of June Tucker
Margaret, Glennie & Ann

Thank You

In Memory of

Wyatt (Bugs)


Dunnam, Jr.

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Sept. 10, 1952-Jan. 9, 2004
It's been a year since the
Lord called you home,
I still can't believe that
you are gone.
I thought we would
grow old together,
that our love would
last forever.
We were married for 29 years,
Through love, laughter,
sadness and tears.
Your love was strong,
solid and sweet,
A better man I will never meet.
Our babies sat upon your lap,
Sometimes to play and
sometimes to nap.
In our hearts you've left a hole,
A hole that goes right to our
very soul.
Praise the Lord in Heaven
and wait,
Until we meet again at
.Heaven's gate.
Forever Loved

The family of Leon A. Bellot, Sr. wishes to convey our appreciation for your kind expressions of
sympathy during the loss of our father. Dad had been sick for a long time and had been unable to
participate in the activities of our community that he dearly loved. We were touched by. the large
number of friends and extended family that attend the visitation and funeral, sent cards, flowers, food,
and held us in your thoughts and prayers and we sincerely thank you. Every act of kindness that you
did for ius was appreciated and helped us to make it through these difficult times. In times like these it
reminds us why we love Dixie County and it's people so much and are blessed to call, it home. Please
continue to share a little sunshine with those around you each day because tomorrow it may be too late.
May god bless you always is our prayer.
Bill & Ann Naylor & Family
Arthur & Cindy Bellow & Family

Card of Thanks
The family of Noah Kight would like to extend a special "Thank You" to everyone who has been a
part of helping with the various fundraisers held on behalf of Noah. Words can not even begin to
express what it has meant to us to have such an outpouring of love and support.
Many thanks to the youth at our Church, Church of Jesus Christ who held a pizza dinner, selling
195 pizzas! To Horseshoe Country Store for including Noah in their grand opening celebration and
selling BBQ on his behalf. To McKenzie's store that held a Peanut Boil, collecting funds for Noah's
care. We can't forget Fish Bone Charters and Captain Johnny Squires for selling raffle tickets and
Cross City Badcock's for donating a TV for one of the raffles. Many thanks to Rick at Cross City
Florist for donating roses, which were sold during football games this year and to Cross City Marina
for their donation.
The number of people who helped at all the fundraisers is staggering. There is no way that. we
would be able to name you all, but you know who you are. We can only hope that you know how
much you are appreciated and loved.
We ask that you continue to pray for our family, as we will for you and all your kindness. May God
bless each and everyone.
Teddy & Gwen Kight & Family
Ed & Gainell Ellison
With A BIG THANK YOU From Noah!


"Join s for a ,isit, stayfor a lifetime"
Sunday Worship ---- 10:30 A.M.
Wednesday Evening Service ---- ":00 P.M.
Nursery Ages 2 1rs. & Under
Kid's Church -- Ages 3-1" years.
Pastor's Jim & Marion Hurst -498-3023

You Are Invited & Welcome To
Scrub Creek Baptist Church
Located 6 Miles East On CR 351
Ph. 498-5535 <-,
Bible Study............9:45 A.M.
Worship Service..1 1 :00 A.M.
Church Training.....6:00 P.M.
Evening Worship....7:OO P.M.
Prayer Meeting
Wednesday............7:00 P.M. Pastor

A Friendly Church With A Welcome Spirit

You're Invited To Worship With Us At
Ffrst Baptist Cfaircfi
-'. 1 www.fbccc.corn
Su S 19 Cross City Ph. (352) 498-5107

Sunday School............... ... .............. 9:30 A.M.
Childr-en's Church............................... 10:30 A.M.
Morning W orship................................. 10:45 A.M.
Jake Cravey, Pastor (Can Be Heard On Radio Staton 101.7-- 117 7:00 am)
Nursery Provided
Evening W orship ................................7:00 P.M .
If you love me WEDNE-SDA Y
Girl's Auxiliary.... ........................... 6:00 P.M.
keep my Royal Ambassadors &
Mission Friends..................................6:00 P.M.
commandments. Youth Bible Study & Prayer..................7:00 P.M.
Adult Bible Study & Prayer....................7:00 P.M.
John 14:15 Adult Choir Practice..............................8:00 P.M.

Bap tist Church-
Sunday School............10:00 a.m. -Children's Ministry
Morning Worship.........11:00 a.m. -Youth Mnistry
Children's Church........ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship...........7:00 p.m. -Women's Ministry
Wednesday Evening.....7:00 p.m. -Men's Brotherhood

Pastor Billy Robson
Jesus Is The Answer For Your Life

Howard Grimmenga,
Adult Choir.....................7:30 p.m .


Winfred Worthy Turner
Mr. Winfred Worthy Turner, 62 years of age, passed away
Saturday, January 1, 2005, in Jena, Florida after a tragic vehicle
accident. Mr. Turner was a lifelong resident of Dixie County. He
was a palm tree harvester.
Mr. Turner is survived by sisters, Emily Bonita Keen and Erma
Jean Johnson both of Cross City; brothers, Alfred Turner of
Chapin, SC, W.A. Turner, Alton Turner and Foy Turner all of
Jena, FL.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at
11:00am at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Jena, with
Reverend David Downing officiating. Burial followed at the
Mount Olive Cemetery in Dixie County. A visitation was held
Tuesday, January 4, 2004 at the funeral home.
Arrangements were under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City, FL, US Hwy. 19, (352) 498-5400.

ttteb TOe Currtb of 3our

Located On Hwy. 351 & Camp Two Rd.
Sunday School.....................1... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship..............1.....1:00 a.m.
Sunday Children's Church.....11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening........................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening.................7:30 p.m.
Nursery Provided
Pastor Marvin & Janice Parsley

Cross=4 C 3ity

Chu rch of Godn
KWenneth S'treef ros.s Cfity
Sunday School 10:00 A.M.
Morning Worship....................11:00 A.M.
Children's Church..................11:0 A.M.
Evening Worship 6:30 P.M.
Wednesday Family Training Hour
Includes -
Adult & Teen Ministry,
Boy's Brigade & Girl's 9lub
7:30 P.M.
Nurse'y For All Services Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey
Proclaiming The Full Gospel For All People Pastor

52 NE 145th Street
Sunday 10 AM Bible Study
11 AM Worship Service
Wednesday. -7 PM Bible Srud\

Jacob's Twelve Sons


Last week's answers: C, C

Holy Cross Catholic Church
CHURCH MASS Sunday 11:30o A.M.
BI ^ -Every Tuesday
Doors open atl :30 a.m.
Games begins at 6 p.m.
(352) 498-5671
Located on Hwy. 19 S of Cross City
Father Joseph Maniangat, Pastor
Rectory (352) 493-1561 ** Chiefland Office (352)493-9723

Suwannee Baptist Church
Ph. (352) 542-7573 SR 349 in Suwannee, FL
Fred Edwards, Pastor
Sunday School,.......9:45 A.M.
Morning Worship.....11:00 A.M.
Evening Worship.......7:00 P.M.
Prayer Meeting.........7:00 P.M.

A Friendly Loving Church

SuwaMnee- R ier
Baip-tist Clhurcih
Old Town Next To" Trucas

Sunday School 9:45 A.M.
Worship Service 11A.M.
Evening Worship 6.:P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting &
Bible Study 7: P.M.
Come Grow' WW/fi Us!

Rev. Bobby Lindsey

Sunday School- 10:00 A.M.
Morning Worship 11:00 A.M.
Sunday Evening Service 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday Evening Prayer Service 6:00 P.M.
Pastor, John Lunsford
/itersection ofSR 349 & CR 3f51

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Lyfdia Baptifst h/i4wc
5W C/u.rc/1 1ou Can Ca//I/Home"
Sunday Morning Prayer: 9:15A.M.
Sunday School: 9:45A.M.
Sunday Worship: 11:00 A.M.
Evening Worship: 6:00 P.M.
Wed. 7:00 P.M. Prayer Meeting .
Bible Study, Mission Friends,
RA's & GA's, Acteens
Church 498-5617 P.O. Box 610 Home 498-3708
We Are Located On US 19
2 Miles West Of Cross City
Nursery Provided Bus Provided WAYNE ALLEN, Pastor

W vi'Of the",Sp 6
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"A Church Without Walls"
A hur..h. Located Behind NAPA In Old Town
Sunday Morning...........10:30 A.M.
Sunday Evening.............6:00 P.M.
Tuesday, Intercessory Prayer...7:30 P.M.
Thursday Night...............7:30 P.M.

Pastors Theadus & Benita Corbin
(352) 498-5837 -

The First UnitedC& NM I olaI Church
22 NE 138th St. -- Cross City, Florida
(behind the Courthouse)
(352) 498-3420 Church

McCrabb Baptist Church
7 mi/es North of Old Town on SR 349
Danny Rogers,Pastor
Sunday School- 9:45 A.M.; Worship Service 11:00 A.M.;
Church Training 6:00 P.M.; Evening Worship 7:00 P.M.;
Women's Prayer Group 3rd Tuesday- 10:00 A.M.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 P.M.;
Brotherhood/WMU 1st Wednesday 7:00 P.M.


Come Worship With Us !

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 6, 2005

Spurlin Got Him!


FWC Weekly Report
December 24-30, 2004
This report represents some significant events
the FWC handled over the past week; however, it
does not include all actions taken by the Division
of Law Enforcement.
Officer Bryan Humphries observed an
individual place a firearm out of the passenger
side window of a vehicle on SR 349 in Lafayette
County. The individual told Humphries that he
was "looking" at a deer with a loaded rifle. He
was charged with hunting from a roadway and no
valid hunting license.
Officer Matt Tyre responded to a hunter
trespass incident in southeast Suwannee County.

The landowner provided Tyre with a vehicle
description and registration number that was
involved in an incident where an individual was
dropped off to hunt on the complainant's
property. A Columbia County Deputy Sheriff
assisted Tyre in locating the individuals in the
Fort White area and the two juveniles were
interviewed at the Fort White Sub-Station. The
two admitted to shooting from the roadway at a
deer, then going on private property to find the
deer. One individual was charged with possession
of a firearm by a minor, hunting from the
roadway, and trespass by projectile. The other
person was charged with possession of a firearm
by a minor. Both subjects were released to their

Cody killed his first deer on Friday, December 31, 2004 while he and his Dad were hunting in Crane Bay with their group. Cody was the
hicky one and laid this huge 8-point down with one shot. We are so proud of you, Do!

You're a good friend and
teacher! Cody

Two Deer & One Hog

Jeff "Twig" Stemple
Twig killed a spike on Saturday, Januar7 1. He also killed this fine 5-
point and a hog on Sunday, January 2" All were killed in the Rock
Level Hunt Club. WA Y TO GO TWIG!

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January 7 February 3,2005
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Mon 10-Jan NM 12:45AM 3.6 8:33AM ,-1.4 3:15PM 2.6 8:17PM 1.3
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Sat 15-Jan 5:13AM 2.9 11:55AM 0.1 5:59PM 2.8
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January 11, 2005 at 10:00 am.
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Location of Meeting: School visitors wishing to lea
with less time, the con
Board Meeting Facility at parallels the spring run
Highway 349 South, offering ample opportu
Old Town, Florida led programs will beg
AGENDA main spring.
Call to Order, Invocation and Flag Both programs are
Pledge Manatee and the envir
I-APPROVAL OF AGENDA will highlight response
II-PRESENTATION(S) AND/OR the popular mammal a
SPECIAL RECOGNITION possibly leaving you w
A-American Sign Language All programs are fi
Demonstration car. Children accomp
B-Dixie County Soil and Water
District (Charlene White) program.
III-INFORMATION AND/OR Canoe trip participz
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM their own water anc
SCHOOLS AND/OR DIVISIONS canoe/kayak rentals are
A-Instructional Services (Baumer, River Tours at 352-490
Bray, Stanley)
B-Support Service Division (Rains) Reservations for t
C-Anderson Elementary School information or to reser
(Durham) call 352-493-6823.
D-Dixie County High School (Lord)
E-Old Town Elementary School
F-Ruth Rains Middle School (B. s
G-Finance Department (Werner) F
H-Superintendent & Board, Board F0
Members of the public wishing to
address the Board must complete a
name card for the Board Secretary.
placed here)
C-District Property Acceptance
D-Pay Supplements Revision NEW !
E-Warrant Register
F-Advertise for Revision/Updates to 33 Ft.* World
School Board Policy with Head
G-Approval of Out-of-Field
Instructional Staff.
It. is hereby advised that persons
desiring to appeal any action of the
School Board of Dixie County may be
required by Florida Statutes to provide
verbatim transcript of said action.
Persons with disabilities who require
assistance to participate in the meeting
are requested to notify the Office of
the Superintendent at (352)498-6131 at a ddie
least 48 hours in advance, so their Capt. Eddie
needs can be accommodated. Barnhill, Sr

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Priorlies ofa COSJig W0mn1

Monday, January 10, 2005 -- 6:30 RM,

Tuesday, January 11th, 2005 Noon '1

First Baptist Church of

Cross City, Florida -

Women groups from the area are invited to join together
in this exciting eight-week Bible study.

Nancy Holifleld will be the teacher for the study;
A nursery will be provided. ?

Call 498-5107 for more information,

This event is sponsored by First Baptist Church of Cross City,'Foridam
and Live the Life Ministries of Cross City..

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and landlubbers alike!
e Springs State Park announced today
d awareness Programs for January and
appeal to paddlers and non-paddlers alike,
programs scheduled.
during January and February those wishing
er scenery while watching Florida's gentle
a park ranger via canoe or kayak. Rentals
rk for those who wish to attend this two to
it do not have their own boat. The paddling
/canoe launch ramp near the concession area

park will offer a different opportunity for
mrn more about manatees. For park visitors
fort of the park's 900 feet long boardwalk
n and extends out into the Suwannee River
unities for manatee viewing. Saturday ranger
in at 2:00 pm and will meet at the park's

sure to enhance anyone's knowledge of the
onment it inhabits. The ranger led programs
ible manatee watching when encountering
is well as answer most of your questions -
ith some new ones.
*ee with a paid park admission of $4.00 per
anied by an adult are welcome at either

ants should dress for the weather and bring
I a snack if desired. Food, water and
e available at the park by calling Suwannee
he paddling trips are required. For more
ve a spot on one of the paddling trips please

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 6, 2005

Buddy Martin's Weekly Sports Commentary
Gators a model of
By Buddy Martin, Sun-Herald
Just a little memo to Urban Meyer when he
atrives on campus soon as the
21st coach of the Florida
Gators in their 99th season:
There's a new pecking
order in the Sunshine State.
.-. Miami is No. 1. Florida
*State No. 2. Your team
is No. 3. Until the Gators get
Back in serious contention
for the state title,
t, they'll never get a BCS bowl
Sportswriter bid.
Buddy Martin No, I haven't forgotten
that in Ron Zook's final
game his Gators beat Bobby Bowden's FSU team
on the night they dedicated the field at Doak
Campbell in Uncle Bobby's honor. One win
doesn't not a reputation make, however, and the
victory this year was only Florida's second of the
decade over the 'Noles and sixth since 1990.
Just as they'd :.' .!i, been under Zook for
three years, the uGt.'is were a model of
inconsistency. Maybe somebody could have
made a case for them being on the rebound had
they managed to win the Chick-fil-A Peach
Bowl game against the Hurricanes.
That would have marked the first time in 20
years Florida had defeated the Seminoles and
'Canes in the same year. Instead, it was the UF's
fifth straight loss to Miami and the Gators
dropped deeper into that abyss of mediocrity.
Just about the time we thought this Florida
team was turning the comer, it got lost in the
wilderness again. Indeed, it looked more like
headless horsemen in the Georgia Dome Friday
night than it did Gators.
The final score of 27-10 might as well have
been 270-10. Interim coach Charlie Strong's 0-1
record should have an *asterisk next to it,
because his Florida team never showed up.
Even if you cut them some slack for not
having their head coach, you still can't excuse
the poor decision-making and execution of
quarterback Chris Leak, a lack of offensive
cohesion and total absence of special teams play
something the deposed coach Zook always
emphasized. Hey, they even made Zook
look good.
2 Quite frankly, some of the Gators played like
ea bunch guys auditioning for their NFL careers,
playing not to get hurt.
Watching Leak slide at the end of every run,
I began to wonder if he a) mistook this for an
NFL game; b) mistook this for a baseball game.
Worse yet, he wasn't in command of the team,
because on one play the Gators had 12 men on
the field he didn't even realize it.
Simply lining up properly became a
challenge and, remember, it's the job of the
quarterback to know where everybody is
os, Leak appeared to be deploying the "throw
and duck" routine as on several occasions he
short-armed passes and then cringed to avoid the
onrushing linemen.
At the same time, Strong didn't seem to get
involved in anything outside the parameters of
his headset.
: In addition, the Gators left home without
their heart. I didn't see much fire in anybody.
Nor was there a sense of toughness, physical or.
i In fact, I'd have to question whether most of
these Florida players wouldn't rather have been
*home for the holidays, preparing to watch the all

drop at Times Square.
Meyer has the reputation as a hard-nosed
disciplinarian with little tolerance for slackers.
I've got a feeling he'll have a notebook full of
corrections to make just based on what he saw in
the Peach Bowl.
Quick Jump Starts
1. Good luck to Justin Midgett in his
transfer to Eastern Illinois, where he's got a
chance to take his first game snap in three years
something he was never afford by Ron Zook
even when the score was lopsided.
2. When Randy Johnson arrives in New
York, the Empire State Building
will no longer be the tallest thing in the city.
3. It's time for Ohio State to come correct
and acknowledge the indiscretions of their
alumni and lack of institutional control by firing
Athletics Director Andy Geiger and maybe even
coach Jim Tressel.
4. Best bowl game I've seen yet was the
Auto Zone Liberty, featuring the
high-flying offenses of Louisville and Boise
State, won by the Cardinals,
5. Bobby Bowden said prior to the
Toyota Gator bowl that he was thinking of
changing his offense next year, but nothing about
changing his offensive coordinator, son Jeff
Bowden, which appears to be the biggest
Short Stuff
This just in: Steve Spurrier, who has yet to
coach a down at South (arolina,' is actually
having to -deny that he's not a candidate for the
LSU job.
...Bobby Petrino had better beware talking to
LSU and other schools after re-upping at
Louisville, else he may have to start sending out
his resume in pursuit of employment ... Florida
linebacker Channing Crowder says if knew for
sure the Falcons would draft him and he could
play in his hometown of Atlanta, he'd for sure
come out early this year for the NFL draft (he
probably will anyway).
Bumper sticker, sign or T-shirt
1. Home is where your story begins.
2. Don't take life too seriously. It isn't
3. A team effort is a lot of people doing what I

Remembering Reggie
I met Reggie White when he was playing for
the Eagles anA was"' fortunate'enough to spend'
about 30 minutes with him and another friend
while doing a TV shoot. Off the field, Reggie
was kind and gentle sort who was very
approachable. He was committed to three things
in life: his family, his faith and sacking
quarterbacks. That day he was talking about the
problems the team was having getting
quarterback Randall Cunningham on the same
page with the rest of the Eagles typical of a
man concerned about the overall team. During
that half hour, I did something I've rarely done. I
stepped outside my professional role to tell
Reggie White how much I admired his
convictions as a man. I consider myself
privileged to have met him.
Today's Proverb
Is it my imagination, or do buffalo wings
taste like chicken?
And good morning ... to all the loyal readers
of Sunday Best. May you have a healthy and
happy New Year.
(Email your comments and questions to Buddy
Martin at bmartin@sun-herald.com)

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Bears Chalk Up Win in Game 2 with

43-41 Final Over University Suns in

Bronson Holiday Classic

Tournament '
Advocate Staff Writer .
The Dixie County High School Bear varsity overcame lackluster shooting in the first
quarter of game 2 in the consolation bracket at the Bronson Holiday Classic Tournament
that pitted the Bears against Gainesville University Suns. .
The Bears parlayed a stronger 2nd quarter on offense along with a strong defense to take .. ,
a one-point lead into the locker room at the half way mark. --- --
The Bears fell behind 12-3 at the end of one, but came up with a 16-6 second quarter to


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Jimmie Hartsfield goes up for a rebound in
game 2 at the Bronson Holiday Classic
Tournament last week.

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give them the 19-18 halftime lead."
The Bears gave the lead back to the .
Suns in the third, which turned out to be a
low-scoring effort on the part of both the. .
Bears and the University courtsters. The '. '
Suns came up with 9 points to the Bear 4 .
points to give them a 4-point advantage
going into the 4th period.
The Bear defense went to work and
held the Suns to just 5 points in the final
period, while the Bear offense managed 11
points to give them a 43-41 victory at the .'
end of four.
The Bears Jerrel Watts was the only Leo Sliney goes up for a layup in the Bears :
Bear in double digits with 10 points, which win in game 2 of the Bronson Holiday .
included two 3-point baskets Classic Tournament last week.
Robert Williams came up with two 3-
pointers and ended the game with 9 points, followed by Leo Sliney with 8 points and Paul;
O'Hara with six.
The Bears hit the road again this week for the annual Hitchcock Classic Tournament at:
Santa Fe High.School in Alachua. Results will be included in the next edition of the

3rd Annual Swamp Cabbage Bowl

Set For February 5th
As the new year begins, all former DCHS football players are urged to start now and get in shape:
for the Annual Even/Odd Swamp Cabbage Bowl. The date has been set for Saturday, February 5th,
7:30 p.m., so you have plenty of time to tone up the 'old muscles and shake the kinks out. Practice=
sessions for both teams will take place on February 1st & 2nd.
"The Total Package" aka Edward Marsh, called the Advocate on Monday and sends out the,
challenge to all the 'real DCHS alumni' to take on the challenge this year and come out and support:
the Quarterback Club. The only requirement for playing is that you must have graduated in 2002 or:
So don't forget to line up on the hash-mark FEBRUARY 5th and SUPPORT THE BEARS!
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Antler Scoring In Lake City
The Florida, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's
(FWC) Wildlife Reserve Officers will be scoring deer antlers at
Milton's Country Store Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The store is
located at 12049 N. U.S. 441 in Lake City.
Hunters who have taken a buck can have the antlers scored to
compare with other Florida deer taken in previous seasons. The
deer must have been taken in Florida by fair chase methods.
Antlers scoring 100 points or more qualify for the Florida Buck
Registry and the owner will receive a certificate suitable for
The Florida Buck Registry was established in 1982 to provide
hunters with a record of the number and quality of white-tailed
deer taken in Florida and to afford recognition to Florida hunters.
The minimum antler score necessary to qualify is 100 Boone and
Crockett inches for typical antlers and 125 for non-typical antlers.
For additional information, call Coby at Milton's Country Store
at 386-755-6975.

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business in the Dixie County
Advocate. It reaches more and
more people in Dixie County
every week.

Lafayette Association

Youth Rally

Saturday, January 8th, 2005

Grace Baptist Church

(near Mayo, Florida)

Join teens and leaders from our are in a great time
of fun, food, and fellowship. A special service just
for teens is being prepared by the host church.

Don't miss this Lafayette Youth Association event.
Call Nancy Holifield at (352) 498-3881 for more

Event Starts at 6:oo00 P.M.
Bring The Largest Group Win The Banner!!!

Chuck Elton
If a packet hits a pocket
on a socket on a port,
And the bus is
interrupted as a very last
and the address of the
memory makes your floppy
disk abort,
Then the socket packet
pocket has an error to report!
If your cursor finds a
menu item followed by a
And the double-clicking
icons put your window in the
And your data is
corrupted 'cause the index
doesn't hash,
Then your situation's
hopeless, and your system's
gonna crash!
If the label on your
cable on the gable at your
Says the network is
connected to the button on
your mouse,
But your packets want to
tunnel to another protocol,
That's repeatedly rejected
by the printer down the hall.

And your screen is all
distorted by the side effects
of gauss,
So your icons in the
window are as wavy as a
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reboot and go out with a
'Cause as sure as I'm a
poet, the sucker's gonna
When the copy of your
floppy's getting sloppy on
the disk,
And the microcode
instructions cause
unnecessary RISC,
Then you have to flash
your memory and you'll
want to RAM your ROM,
Quickly turn off your
I computer and be sure to tell
your mom!

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Hit and Run?
Sometimes when you are digging around old books and
documents you find some things that are just too good not to tell.
Like the night that Frank ran over Mrs. Lewis. I know, am I crazy
callingan accident a good story? Well, this one kind of is.
But before you judge, let me tell you a bit more of what
happened that night. It was back in '53 and Frank was driving
home one evening with a lot on his mind. He had a huge move
pending. He had to move his family and his law practice within
the next few weeks and that meant huge changes for him and his
family. Not only that, but the family was having trouble. Frank's
wife had been severely depressed since the recent and tragic loss
of their son in a train accident, and she was almost a recluse now.
Frank himself had started drinking a bit too much in an effort tq
cope and forget.
But there was no evidence that he was drinking on this night.
No, he was just not paying attention. Driving down the dark
street, he just didn't see Mrs. Lewis step off the curb and into the
street. He hit her and knocked her down. Before he hardly had a
chance to stop and secure his vehicle, he found himself wrestled to
the ground. A policeman had seen the whole incident, and
thinking that Frank was going to leave the scene of the accident,
had acted with nearly lightening speed.
Frank was arrested, taken to the police station, and charged
with reckless driving and a possible hit and run. According to the
police records, when asked his name he responded only that, "I am
Mr. Pierce." The name was duly recorded, and off he was sent to
cool his heels until things could be settled. Was it a hit and run?
Was it a possible homicide? How badly was Mrs. Lewis injured?
The police didn't know, but they would find out and then deal with
Frank. Frank wanted to contact family, but no, "Not yet," said the
desk sergeant, "Later."
So he waited and waited. Eventually word came that Mrs.
Lewis was not seriously harmed. A few cuts and bruises, her
dignity slightly bruised, but that was about all. No serious harm.
That's when the police sergeant decided to give Frank a good solid
lecture on reckless driving. And he did. Well almost, anyway.
You see It's a Little Known Fact that about halfway through
the rather hot-tempered talk on his driving habits, the policeman
started noticing a picture on the wall of the police station, which
coincidently was directly above where Frank was sitting. Oh, did I
mention that this was 1853, and that Frank was driving a horse-
drawn buggy? No? Well, he was. To the absolute astonishment
of the sergeant, he suddenly recognized the man he had in custody.
The lecture stopped and the man was released, all charges
dropped. And you probably would have done the same thing if
you suddenly realized that the man you were lecturing was Frank
Pierce... Franklin Pierce, the president of the United States.

Speak softly and sweetly. If your
words are soft and sweet, they
won't be as hard to swallow if
you have to eat them.

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extended the capabilities of our
muscles. The tools of the Digital
Age extend the capabilities of
our minds.
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(National Examiner) Little things
mean a lot. "Make small changes
in your daily habits and watch
those changes accumulate into a
much healthier, happier and
satisfying life," says Susan and
Larry Terkel, authors of the new
book "Small Change: It's The
Little Things In Life That Make a
Big Difference.
* First, always make your bed.
"A tidy bed is an oasis of
order," say the Terkels.
They also suggest putting
your spare change in a jar at
the ed of each day and
watching the money add up. '
And never forget to eat
breakfast. A small piece of
cheese on a cracker or a
tablespoon or two of peanut
butter is enough protein to get
you through the morning and
head off daytime fatigue.
Also, by drinking water rather
than soda at just one meal a
day, you can save an
astounding thousands of
calories and about $500 'a
Finally, stand up straight. Just
that small adjustment in posture
can help you ward off back pain,.
and look and feel like a brand-
new person.
This is a two thousand year old
method of guaranteeing financial
prosperity in the new year,
adapted to modem methodology.
Here's how it works:
Take a blank check.
Date it with the current date,
Make the check out to yourself.
Use your full legal name.
Leave the dollar box and line
In the memo area write, "paid in
Sign the check, "Law of
That's it! You will need to keep
the check with you at all times in
the New Year (except when
bathing & sleeping). You must
complete before the first new
moon of the year, which this year
is January 13.

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Putnam Mainline Closure Set Access to Area Available
upon Request
"To address unfounded rumors, Forest Systems has no interest in
allowing its property to be used as a bombing range or as a migrant
labor camp," Forest Systems' manager Glenn Osteen said.
The Putnam Mainline road has served logging companies and
the public for nigh on 100 years according to local resident Preston
Chavous. And the fact that public access to the road will soon be
restricted has caused Chavous to wage a campaign to keep the road
According to Chavous it is clearly an attempt on the part of the
"haves" to keep the "have-nots" out.
Crowd Won't Take "No Migrant Camp" as an Answer
Commissioners Vow to Deny Migrant Worker Camp
in Dixie County Doesn't Satisfy All
An overflow crowd of 200 to 300 Dixie County residents, some
angry, some concerned, some simply curious, filled the County
Commission Meeting Room and outer hall last Thursday. But
most of the turbulent crowd showed up to confront County
Commissioners and voice their opposition to a proposed migrant
*labor camp.
"We want to know why the public was not notified about the
sale of this property and this meeting of the County Commission,"
;a man in the crowd shouted.
Death Toll Up to 17 from Charley 3 more in
storm's aftermath
No rest for the weary as two new storms are named with
Earl in the Caribbean reduced to a tropical wave
Hurricane Charley was off dumping rain on the New England
coast early Sunday as Florida residents on the Gulf coast began the
massive task of cleaning up from a storm that state officials
estimate caused damages as high as $11 billion for insured homes
At the same, time state emergency officials raised the death toll
that could be attributed to Charley from 16 to 17.
Dixie County First Outside County to Respond with
Men and Equipment to Hurricane Charley Disaster
Commission Room Falls Silent for Conference Call Report
from Dixie County EMD in DeSota County
The Thursday, August 19 Board of County Commissioner's
meeting was moving along at a rapid pace. The meeting started
promptly at 6:00 p.m. and, after two Public Hearings were
cancelled, by 6:30 p.m. half the agenda was history.
The commissioners were anticipating a 7:00 p.m. conference call.
from Emergency Management Director Chad Reed and it looked
like the meeting might adjourn before they could get him on the
line. The call finally came through at 7:30 p.m.
for Sheriff and
-School Superintendent
When the final unofficial tally was printed out at 9:45 PM
'Tuesday night, the two top candidates in the race for Sheriff were
separated by only 23 votes and the two candidates in the race for
Superintendent of Schools were even closer with a mere 13 votes
separating the two.
Anytime a margin of 1% or less occurs in a race, a recount is
required by law. In this case- the margin was 'z of 1% and the
Canvassing Board will begin a recount on these two races at 3:00
PM Wednesday.
Like an Uninvited Guest, Frances Stays in Dixie Too
Damage to public buildings estimated at $1,000,000 or more -
private property estimates could be even higher
No one could ever call this lady fast and loose. If
anything, she is lazy and plodding. We're talking about Hurricane
Frances, of course, a cyclonic, tropical storm and hurricane that has
been the focus of Florida weather and Floridians across the state
;for the better part of a week.
Ivan the Terrible Expected to Turn North Dixie
'Keeps Cautious Eye Open for Last Minute Change
:6f Direction
With the destruction of property and interruption of life still
weighing heavy on the pocketbooks and minds of Floridians from
coast to coast, a new threat emerged late last week in the
,Caribbean. Packing sustained winds in excess of 160 mph and
with gusts measured up to 200 mph, Hurricane Ivan wrecked havoc
with the island of Granada leaving behind a path of destruction
with damage to 90% of the island's structures.
I-van Spawns Tornado In Steinhatchee
As the outer bands of Hurricane Ivan passed through the
Dixie/Taylor coastline last Thursday, September 16th, tornado
warnings were being issued throughout the area until 12:00 noon.
According to meteorologists, conditions were perfect for the
formation of the twisters.
Around 10:00am Norman and Kathy Jester's home, located off
I Ave. in Steinhatchee was hit by a small tornado, causing
damage to their two story home which faces the marsh.

Jeanne, Jeanne Been There! Done That! Winds and Rain
-Cause Flooding, Downed Trees and Power Lines
Miraculously No Deaths or Injuries Reported
-' "Damage assessment teams spread out across the county early
Monday morning to evaluate the latest round of damages from
Hufirricane Jeanne. Jeanne moved through Dixie County over a 18-
hour period beginning late Sunday and ending mid-moming
Monday with sustained winds clocked at 60 mph with gusts as
high as 80 mph.
. In her wake Jeanne left 8 homes totally destroyed, over 200
homes with minor damage and 10 homes with major damage.
River's Rising!
Access to Flood Areas Restricted as Patrols Enforce
Official Passes for Home Security Reasons
The Suwannee River is rising and is expected to reach
crest stage on October 12 at 14.5 feet, just 1.5 feet short of the
level reached during the 1998 flood.
Mallory Swamp Celebration Marks Beginning of
Restoration Project

Republicans, 555 with non party affiliation, and 167 registered in
other parties such as Libertarian, Green Party, and Independents.
Meth Lab Busted in Suwannee
* Tip came from arrest of former Dixie resident after her
arrest for shoplifting in Georgia
Investigators from the Dixie County Sheriffs Department spent
a night outside of a residence on Munden Camp Road in Suwannee
keeping watch over an out building filled with chemicals used in
the manufacturer of methamphetamine.
"The information leading to the location of the
methamphetamine laboratory came following the arrest of Pam
Colson, 47 of Suwannee, by the Quitman Police Department in
Brooks County, Georgia at 6:00 p.m. Monday, October 25.
Old Town Furniture Store Owner
Murdered in Robbery
Family says, "This was a senseless killing, because there was no
money to steal."
In the early morning hours of Sunday, October 31 at
approximately 2:00AM, the Sheriffs Office received a burglary
alarm call at Carr's Furniture on North State Road 349.
When the first responding Deputy arrived he observed a broken
window on the front of the business and a vehicle fleeing from
behind the business. The deputy then turned around to overtake
the vehicle and called for additional help. This vehicle was
overtaken approximately 2 miles south on S.R. 349 and the driver
was identified as James K. Lawrence Jr.
New construction and property sales set stage for mini-boom in
Dixie County's west corner
Ed DeYoung, president and one of the driving forces behind
DeYoung & Dickey Construction Co. with offices in Jena, is aglow
with enthusiasm when he looks at the concrete pilings that will
support 12 new condominiums' on the banks of the Steinhatchee
River in west Dixie County.
Dixie County Historical Society Announces 2004
Christmas Home Tour
There is a chill in the air that is causing people to add a little
more spring to their steps. Thanksgiving is just a week away and
the Town of Cross City has installed Christmas decorations along
US 19.
One of the more enjoyable activities associated with the holiday
season in Dixie County is the annual Parade of Homes, which
presents residents with a wonderful opportunity to visit local
homes and, at the same time, support the Society's contribution in
preserving the history of Dixie County.
Calling All Kids! to the Annual Christmas Parade and
Christmas in the Park
There's a gleam in old Santa's eye... Santa's elves are
scurrying about the North Pole assembling toys and baking mouth
watering delectable goodies... and even sunny, hot Florida is
enjoying a little nip in the morning air.
All of the fun begins Saturday, December 11 at 10:30 a.m.
when the first of the parade participants will begin the journey
from the high school to the city park. The parade will move south
on US 19 to Barber Street (across from Dixie Chevrolet) and will
continue south on Barber Street to the City Park. Parade
participants are asked to come to the high school parking lot by
10:00 a.m.
From Russia With Love
Just in time for Christmas
In just a few weeks Christmas will be upon us and so we take
this time to prepare for what is one of the busiest times of year and
most celebrated of holidays. Trees are being trimmed, presents
bought and wrapped and lists made and mailed to Santa from all
the good boys and girls in hopes that he will stop at their houses
with their Christmas wish.
Like Ole' Saint Nick himself, Elizabeth Bodine of Hernando
Beach, Florida flies across the world, visiting many different
countries as a flight attendant for a major airline. Of course she
doesn't make her trips in just one night, but she does make
frequent trips to Moscow, Russia where her family has roots and
where she has learned to appreciate some of the finest artists in the
Critics of Ocean Pond Receive Support From
Once again critics of Ocean Pond Mud Bogging came to the
County Commissioners asking for their help in stopping what they
are calling an ongoing disruption and destruction of their lives and
property. However, this time they came not only in force of
numbers, but with video evidence and a cry of "Enough is
Historical Marker Unveiled at Putnam Lodge at
Mid-Week Dedication
A project first considered by the Dixie. County Historical
Society that ended up arguably the county's most prominent
showcase property, thanks to the hard work and vision of Ardith
Eagan and Ernie Tokay, was the recipient of a state historical
marker Wednesday, December 8 in an outdoor ceremony.
The property of course is the Putnam Lodge a 36-room
historical treasure located on US 19 in the community of
Shamrock just north of Cross City that has been meticulously and
lovingly restored by Ardith Eagan and Ernie Tokay. While the
lodge is now their private residence, the owners allow others
associated with civic organizations and wedding receptions to rent
the dining room.

In May of 2001 firefighters were called to southeast Lafayette
County to a fire that would prove to be one the worse in Florida's
-history burning 63,000 acres including 29,409 acres of Mallory
Swamp. After the fire was put out teams of experts began to asses
,the damage and begin the cleanup with their findings being
.described as "nothing short of complete devastation".
Dixie County Voters to Decide in Races for Sheriff,
SSupervisor of Elections and School Board District 4
in Tuesday, November 2 Election
The 2004 General Election is a short 12 days away and while
most of the hype in the national and regional media is focused on
-'this year's presidential race, locally Dixie County voters will face a
decision in three important races Dixie County Sheriff,
Supervisor of Elections, and School Board District 4.
As of Tuesday, October 4 the election's office reported a total
of 9,676 registered voters with 7,511 Democrats, 1,443

The reason people blame
things on previous gen-
erations is that there's
only one other choice.
-Doug Larson


Suwannee Lumber
Celebrates 50 Years
For fifty years Suwannee
Lumber has been not only a
landmark for Dixie County, but
also one of its largest industries
and employers. At last week's
Annual Employee Safety &
Appreciation Luncheon, family
members of the original founders
gathered to remember and to thank
all those employees, past and
present, for making Suwannee
Lumber the success it is.

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Sunday, 4 p.m. until closing.
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 6, 2005





CASE # 2004-50-CP

IN RE: The Estate of



The administration of the estate of
whose date of death was JULY 2, 2004,
and whose Social Security Number is 267-
34-0153, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Dixie County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Box 1206, Cross
City, Florida 32628. The names and
addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN THE

All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS



The date of first publication of this notice is
December 30, 2004.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
Daren Jackson
Attorney for Earnest Dean Cassidy
Florida Bar No. 145386
P. 0. Box 1690
Mayo, Florida 32066
Telephone: (386) 294-5151



Case No.: 04-0079-CP






The administration of the Estate of MARK
EDWARD LYTTE, deceased, File No. 04-
79-CP, by the, Circuit Court for Dixie
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office Box 1206,
Cross City, Florida 32628. The names and
addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.


733.702 and 733.710 of the Florida

All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the estate of the decedent must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THREE


The date of the first publication of this
Notice is December 30, 2004.

Person Giving Notice:
Sabrina Lynn Lytte
Personal Representative
Post Office Box 164
Mosheim, TN 37818

Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
Gregory S. Parker
Florida Bar No. 441953
P.O. Drawer 509
Perry, Florida 32348 -
(850) 223-1990


The Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy County
School Readiness coalition will hold the
following Board and Committee meetings in
January 2005. Meeting times and location
are listed below.

**Quality Initiative Committee meets January
10, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. at the Child Care
Resources office located in Chiefland, FL.
,-Readiness/Programs Committee will meet
January 24, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. at the Dixie
County School Board Conference Room
located in Old Town, FL.
~*Administrative Committee will meet
January 24, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Dixie
County School Board Conference Room
located in Old Town, FL.
-The Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy County
School Readiness Coalition Board will meet
January 24, 2005 at 1:00 p.m the Dixie
County School Board Conference Room
located in Old Town, FL.

The Executive Committee will meet
immediately following the Board meeting.
The focus of the meetings will be the
ongoing establishment and refinement of
procedures and policies for the
implementation of the Coalition's contract
with the Florida Partnership for School

These meetings are open to the public. For
further information or if you require'special
assistance please contact Susie Lloyd at
(352) 493-7408 or e-mail


PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that BAD
LUCK TOWING will sell at public auction,
free of all prior liens, the following vehicles
that remain, unclaimed in storage, with
charges unpaid, pursuant to Florida
Statutes, Sec. 713.78, to the highest bidder.
The sale will be held at 330 NE 481st
Avenue, Old Town, FL .32680. The
following vehicles will be sold on 01/25/05
at 4:30 PM; 1990 Nissan Maxima
JN1HJ01P9LT446861, 1994 Nissan
Pathfinder JN8HD17Y7RW215706, 1987
Bonneville 182H25402ZW10970. Terms of
sale are cash, no checks. Seller reserves
the right to final bid. All sales are final, no
refunds, and as is, with no guarantees,
expressed or implied. BAD LUCK TOWING,
330 NE 481st Avenue, Old Town, FL
32680, (352) 542-1764.


The Executive and Finance Committees of
the Florida Crown Workforce Board will
meet on Thursday, January 13, 2005 at
10:00 A.M. at the Florida Crown Employers'
Service Center, 840 SW Main Blvd., Lake
City, Florida.

The Board of Directors of the Florida Crown
Workforce Board will meet on Monday,
January 24, 2005 at 4:00 P.M. The meeting
will be held at the Florida Crown
Employers' Service Center, 840 SW Main

All creditors of the decedent and other Blvd., Lake City, Florida.
persons having claims or demands against
Decedent's estate on whom a copy of this These meetings are open to the public.
notice is served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE Person(s) interested in participating who
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST have a disability requiring special
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY assistance should contact Bob Bush, (386)
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A 752-5713. .TTY users dial 711 and ask the
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. (Sections operator to dial (386) 755-9026.

Notice has been made of this meeting,
through publication, to comply with the
"Government in the Sunshine" Law. All
Florida Crown public meetings are listed on
the Florida Crown web site at:

World War II

Veterans &

Proud of It
All World War II veterans
are invited to meet Thursday,
January 13"' at 11:30 am at the
Lighthouse Restaurant in
Fanning Springs. Come join
the camaraderie. Bring your
spouse or a fellow veteran.
We had a most enjoyable
Christmas party at the
Homestead in Fanning Springs
with thirty eight members
present. Our compliments to
Jeap and Jerry Ridgeway for
the beautiful decor and
delicious food. George
Gunther brought out the best of
us with a round of Christmas
Our. sympathy to Doris
Tibbitts on the lost of her
husband Howard, December
20h Howard was an active
member of our group having
served, as president for several
If you have any questions
call Dick Halvorsen at 352-
542-7697 or Billie Cooper at




To Meet
The Suwannee Valley
Habitat For Humanities, Inc.
will meet on these dates:
**Monday, January 10, 5:30
*.Monday, January 18, 7:30
P.M. General Information
**Monday, January 24, 7:00
at the Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church, US 19, next
to Dakotah Vineyard for the
formation of committees and
action plans for getting homes
started in the Tri-County area.
If you are unable to attend
but would like information on,
'how to help, please call
Charles & Linda Phillips at
(352) 486-2012, GiGi Daube
(352) 463-7207, Maxie Puerner
at (352) 498-7334.

DAV Meeting Planned

For January 6
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 63 will hold their
monthly meeting on Thursday, January 6th at the DUI Hall,
located on Veteran's Road, southeast of Cross City.
Members are encouraged to attend, and prospective members
are welcome. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. or 1900 hours if
you're still going on military time.

Sunrise Smoothie
cup cold water
/4 cup half & half
1 packet NestlI
Carnation Instant
Breakfast for the
Carb Conscious,
Classic French Vanilla
'A teaspoon any-flavor,
sugar-free, low-calorie
soft drink mix
1 cup ice cubes

Place water, cream,
Carnation Instant Break-
fast, drink mix and ice in
blender; cover. Blend until
smooth. Makes one serv-
ing. (155 calories, 6.5g pro-
tein, 17g carbohydrates,
7g total fat)
For carb counting tools and
additional recipes visit Car

(.U 16353 SE 19 Hwy.
Cross City, FL 32628
^^^ ^ 1 {(352) 498-5184 & 542-7027
1ey ,. email dixlercc@inetw.nel
*-JUST LISTED...Large brick home
with carport, screened front porch,
covered, walkway to GUEST
HOUSE, large 20'x60' workshop/
.garage. Fenced lot 1.44 acre on
paved street near Georgia Pacific
Mill. Very nice property with lots of
potential, asking $119,000.00.
-3800 sq. ft., 1 1/2 story home in
town. 4/3 huge master bedroom with
walk-in closets. Exterior vinyl siding,
2-car garage, fenced corner lot,
large workshop in-ground. pool.
Home has been vacant for 2 years,
Bank Foreclosure SALE PRICED -.
--3/1 and a 2/1 mobile homes in
Fanning Springs on 1 acre mol,
great potential for INVESTMENT
PROPERTY just off US 19, buy
them both for $39,900.00.
-1997 DW on 3 lots near river,
ceramic tile in both bathrooms, new
central H/A, new side-by-side fridge,
new roof work in May, '04, nice trees
on property. Owner wants offers.
Old Town and Cross city with 11'
units, large old oaks, good location,
call & ask for details, Just Reduced -

l% Lorene Thomas Realty, Inc.
r" r,,ni OHighway 19/98, Old Town, FL 32680
^ ~ Phone: 352-542-8568 "
r r *"' E-mail dchewning@email.com
Real Estate for Your World n
Al size lots and acreage are available, call for more information.

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BE CLOSE TO THE RIVEA ,,, :r..:..1
EVERYTHING GOES!! 3/2 SWMH includes an from the river and private park is where you will
efficiency apartment on all 19 plus, FENCED find this 3/2, 1,680 SF DWMH. Features include
ACRES on paved road. Includes heavy front screened porch, back porch and deck, a split
equipment, tractors, farm equipment, woodworking floor plan with FIREPLACE in great room. This
tools, compressors, 31x30 carport, two 20x25 home is well maintained, UPGRADED with room
metal workshops. MUST SEE! Too much to list. to roam. All on THREE ACRES. A great buy for
BY APPOINTMENT. $185,000. (747721) $79,900. (747886)

PRICE REDUCED. You must see this 2002, Homes of
Merit, 3/2 DWMH. Comes with upgraded features and
ACRES are fenced and there isa 17x33 WORKSHOP
with electric. In a quiet area yet close to schools and
shopping. $76,000. (747600)

NEW TO THE MARKET. 'Nestled in the country
and close to Gronto Springs and the Suwannee
River is where you will find this well maintained
1/1 SWMH on TWO ACRES. From the covered
front porch you can kick back and enjoy. This is
the perfect get away. $29,900. (7479331

I *Season's Greetings From Our FamilyToYours**
102002 Century 21 Real Estate Corporation v and SM trademark and servicemark of
Century 21 Real Estate Corporation. Each office is Independently owned and operated.

US 19 & Cypress St.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
State Certified Residential Appraiser #2912
(352) 498-5189
P.O. Box 501 ** Cross City, FL

*-3 ACRES with SWrfa tpf~lf4(illole Road. Needs some TLC.

SIX RENTAL UNITS ranging from $15,000 to $35,000. Being sold
individually or as a package. Located in Cross City with city water and
4BR. 2 BATH HOUSE with rock exterior and tile roof in Cross City.
Has central heat/air, attached carport with concrete driveway.
IN CROSS CITY 2 BR, 2 B SWMH on 3/4 acres on CR 351-A. Central
H& A, well & septic on corner paved lot. Being sold "AS IS" $23,000.00.
*- IN CROSS CITY Immaculate 3 BR, 2 B home with carport on paved
street in homes-only subdivision. Separate dining room, living room with
fireplace, laundry room off rear deck, city water and sewer, garbage
pickup and cable TV. $80,000.00.
*-7 WOODED HIGH & DRY ACRES with paved frontage on CR 353
across from Governor Hill Lake, 11 miles north of Cross City. $40,000.00.
*-100'x100' LOTS off CR 349, in McCrabb Church area, $3000.00. Ea.
**2 LOTS IN RAMBLING WOODS SID off CR 349N. 2 Acres each. Has
building restrictions. $25,000.00.
*-80 ACRES one mile east of airport at end of CRCCI Training Center
Road in Cross City. $280LOOQJ)0 .,jn
*-2.5 ACRES on Os~a e-lr 4t0a Mus Road $9,500.00.
*-FOUR 10-ACRE HOMES ONLY PARCELS just outside of Cross City
on paved road. $60,000.00. each.
*-3.39 ACRE COMMERCIAL TRACT fronting on US 19 in Old Town.
251' of frontage. $85,000.00.
--2.04 ACRE COMMERCIAL TRACT fronting on US 19 in Old Town.
150' of frontage $50,000.00.
-1.17 ACRES across road from Suwannee river at Hatch Bend, 9 miles
south of Branford. $10,000.00.
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Happy Birthday

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# Joshlyn and her "Little Ponys" celebrated..
i her 3rd Birthday with lots of family and
We love you Baby Girl!
Moma, Jonathan, Matthew & Burgundy,

Vacation Rentals Available
Giayle Lovelace William "Billy"
GRI Realtor/Owner Woodington

- a''V'7- 1?, W 3/2 home in
I ', Suwannee Palms
Sub. Large spacious
.' rooms. Utilities
S. '-* currently connected.
.:' 2-car carport with
concrete slab &
driveway. Large
wrap around deck. Less than 1 miles from public boat ramp
& only minutes to Suwannee River & Gulf. $125,000. MLS

22.40 ACRES, of '

property with very
nice oak trees.
Located between
the Nature Coast
Greenway and rr. a.J.i'...v jt
Riverwalk Trail on
the right corner of 19/98 & 160th Street, look for Vision
Realty sign. $250,000. MLS #746693



315 N. Main St. (U.S..Hwy. 19)
Chiefland, FL 32644
(352) 493-2221

70 ACRES MOL, Beautiful Horse Farm feature
rusted style home with gorgeous setting
surrounded by huge "Granddaddy" oak trees
Home features lots of stone work, custom cedar
casinetirep-iace t 9on.-z ars ise a W.osM 1

cabinet, fireplace & loft. 2 barns with a total of 12
ng r ta a r adn o i
it!! $690,000 (LR-747929-K). Call 493-2221.

minutes to
with panic
Call (352)

MANS PARADISEII One mile from Town of
e w/access to salt & freshwater fishing & just
e hunting woods. Screened cedar cook house
try & 1/2 bath, pole barn & utility shed
d by decks. MUCH, MUCH MORE Fully
with allappliances. $159,000. (DMH-747824).


171 Canal Street Suwannee, Florida 32692
(352) 542-7729 FAX (352) 542-0645
Toll Free: (866) 542-7729
From Old Town, 19-98 & 349S, 22 Miles to Suwannee,
2nd left over canal bridge, to right, on left, next to
Waterfront Market.
E-mail: realtorg(@bellsouth.net
Website: www.visionreatygulfcoast.com

.' .Very nice,-open
.I .--and spacious 3/1
block home on
fresh.. water
.canal with' new
a I u m in u mn-
seawall, new
windows in-
2003. This would.
make a great weekend or retirement home with a wonderful-
wildlife refuge view. $250,000. MLS #747 82

NICE 3/2 HOME, on
Suwannee Salt '.

Water canal. Large o ,
open floor plan, plus "
enclosed Sun room, '
very nice fenced .
patio area,
boathouse has new
roof with deck,
floating dock & tack
room. Has some cedar walls and stone wall for fireplace.
$225,000. MLS #744708

, Inc.


23382 SE 349 Hwy.
Suwannee, FL 32692
(352) 542-9007

SELLIl This elevated 3 BR, 2 B home is fully
furnished and ready to move into!! Boat house,
fish cleaning area & 2 boat lifts on freshwater
canal. Built in 1988 with approx. 1058 sq. ft. of
living area. $259,000. (DW-747813). Call (352)

OPPORTUNITYI! 3 BR, 2 B doublewide mobile
home on comer lot in Fanning Springs. Sellers
will consider reasonable offers. $45,000. (LMH-
747509) Call (352) 493-2221.

OLDER 3 BR, 2 B MOBILE HOME is 'n good
shape on 1/2 acre, MOL, in quiet, peaceful
neighborhood. All furniture with washer & dryer.
2 carports, 8x10 storage shed. Ready to move
into, just bring your clothes and move inl! Bring
an offer. A MUST SEEII Don't let this one get
away. $42,000. (LMH-747516) Call 463-6144.

sales in the
et Valuation
our property.

PEACEFUL SECLUSION is what you will have
in this 2 BR, 2 B brick home with over 1900 sq.
ft. of living area. 2-car garage, 14x35 screened
porch, detached workshop with A/C office and
pole bam for motorhome. All this nestled on 2.4
beautiful acres wooded, landscaped and fenced.
Backs up to Manatee Springs State Park. Call
for details and appointment to look at this
beautiful home. $159,900. (LR-747038).

1996 doublewide on 1 acre is on paved road.
Range, refrigerator, washer & dryer. 2 porches,
large pole barn, carport & separate outbuilding.
Nicely landscaped. $63,000. (DMH 746982)
Call (352) 493-2221.

BEAUTIFUL WOODED 2.49 acres on corner of two paved streets in Deed Restricted SD.
A great place to build your dream home or set up your mobile home. Only minutes to
Suwannee River &,public boat ramp, schools & shopping. 30 minutes to Gulf of Mexico.
Adjoining 2 acre lot also available for $15,000. Priced at $'19,000. (DA-747741) Call (352)
TWO NICE WOODED LOTS ON PAVED ROAD Close to shopping, the Suwanneen river,
Gulf of Mexico. Only 1 residence allowed on the two lots due to size. $8,000. (GA-747691)
BEAUTIFUL WOODED 2 ACRES ON PAVED ROAD A great location to build your dream
home or set up your mobile home. Priced to sell won't last longll #12,000. (DA-747962).
80 WOODED ACRES between Otter Creek & Chiefland. Very remote. Good Hunting
Tract. $130,000. (LA-747626). Call 493-2221.


and let us tell you how we can help you sell yc
Acreage Homes Farms Waterfront

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Steinhatchee River Realty LLC

Licensed Real Estate Broker
Office (352) 498-0136 Home (352) 498-3879
E-Mail: Sharon@Steinhatchee.net

*425 Acres of Excellent Dixie County Hunting Land,

7 Miles From Steinhatchee. Approximately 200 Acres

Planted Pines $1,250 An Acre.

For appointment call & ask for Tommy, Broker or

Sharon Gaughan, Licensed Sales Associate.

Since 1958

King Realt3

t us at www.jimkingrealt

17871 NW Hwy. 19
Fanning Springs, FL 32693
(352) 463-6144

"Chiefland's Oldest Real
For over 32 years, we have been a leader in s
Tri-County area. Call us today for a free Mark


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FOR SALE Sandwich shop equipment,
make offer (352) 498-3950.
FOR SALE Gas stove & gas heater with
wall mounts, goth in good working condition,
NEW BUY-SELL-TRADE on the Internet -
visit www.area-shooDer.com then give us a
call. A quality service of computers-
more.com, inc. Old Town, (352) 542-3362.
ELECTRICAL- Variety of switch boxes,
couplings, pipe damps, spools of wire, and
a variety of electrical fittings all brand new...
half price or OBO for the lot. Call Sid at 498-
3312 (days) or 498-2991.
BATHROOM SINKS Two oval bathroom
sinks, $10 each. Call Sid at 498-3312 (days)
or 498-2991.
AUCTION: Friday & Saturday, 6 p.m. thru
January only. Beginning February -
Tuesdays' & Saturdays, 6 p.m. Three miles
south of Cross city on Hwy. 19 at Old Drive
-1.-AB#2424. AU#2548.
Estate Sales, Bankruptcy, Business
SLiquidations, Storage Units, etc. Big or small.
'Now taking consignments. (352) 356-0721.
SAB#2424. AU#2548.

ANIMALS FOR SALE Pigs $20.00; Hogs -
250 lbs & over $80.00, call 498-7392.
Stop Scratching & Gnawing. Promote
.''healing & hair growth. Stamp out
"ITCHAMCALLITS! Shampoo with Happy
SJack@ Itch No More,. apply Skin Balm, add
:Tonekote@ to diet. LANDS RANCH SUPPLY

(FO]R SALE 1994 Ford 150 XLT, 4x4, 306
cylinder, 5 speed, $6,000, neg. 498-2529,
after 7 p.m.
SAPPLIANCES All brands guaranteed.
SService in-home or drop-off. Call (352) 463-
9985 or (866) 844-9985.
GUNTOWNUSA G(uni Sales, Repairs,
^ GREAT PRICES on special orders. Store
hours: 12 Noon 5 P.M., Tues., Fri. Buy, Sell
.& Trade. Concealed weapons training
classes, call for appointment. Call 542-
Sif you are having a problem selling, please
call me. I can offer full market price, if you can
Sbe flexible on the terms. Call (3520 498-

HELPERICOMPANION, hourly or daily, not a
nurse, but can be a big help. Healthy
6-grandmother, non-smoker. Call (352) 542-
Human Resources Department
149 SE Vocational Place
S Lake City, FL 32025-2007
Account Clerk II
Collect student fees and prepare daily bank
deposits. Administers petty cash, change
,.funds and receipt books. High School
graduate plus three years business office
2 experience, one of which is non-
* professional accounting. Special
consideration will be given to-applicants with
an Associate Degree or Certificate in related
area. Salary $18,669.00 annually, plus
benefits. Deadline for receiving applications:
; January 19, 2005.
JOBLINE: (386) 754-4505;
... I FAX (386) 754-4594
E-MAIL: Boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
SApplications are available on WEB at:
SBachelors or Associates degree preferred,
: high school, diploma or GED, minimum. Must
:b RID or State of Florida certified at Level II
:or above. Computer literate. Knowledge of
technical terms a plus. Contact: Janice Irwin
at (386) 754-4215 or e-mail:
rrwinj@lakecitycc.edu To remain open until
Positions are filled. Application available on
WEB: www.lakecitycc.edu.
Human Resources Department
149 SE Vocational Place
Lake City, FL 32025-2007
.* Secretarial work within the Allied Health
Programs performing typing, filing, and
assisting Chairperson of allied Health
Programs and Coordinator of Nursing
SPrograms with administrative details.
, Proficient in Word, Excel, and Microsoft
Outlook. Requires High School diploma or
its equivalent plus three years secretarial or
2 clerical experience. Special consideration
will be given to applicants with an associate
degree or certificate in a related area.
Salary $21,612.00 annually, plus benefits.
Deadline for receiving applications: January

19, 2005.
149 SE Vocational Place
JOBLINE: (386) 754-4505;
FAX (386) 754-4594
E-MAIL: Boettcherg(@lakecitycc.edu
Applications are available on WEB at:
SAPP INSURANCE needs Account
Representatives in Dixie County area. No
experience required, will train. Call Michael
Sapp at (352) 213-2870.

HELP WANTED An energetic, self-
motivated salesperson for a local
communications company. Position pays
$10.00 p/hour. Wireless experience a plus.
Fax resume to (386). 767-8824 or call Liz at
(386) 767-9234.
Accepted. 1, 2 & 3 BR, HC and non-HC
accessible apartments. We pay pest control,
water, sewer & garbage. On-site laundry
facility. Call (352) 498-3175. Hwy. 351A
Timber Lane, Cross City, FL TDD/TTY 711.
Equal Housing Opportunity.
HOME FOR RENT nice 4/2 brick home on 4
acres, near Old Town on 19/98. Jacuzzi tub,
screened porch, Cent. H/A, hardwood floors,
carport, fenced yard. First & Last + Security.
$850.00 p/mo. (352) 486-2154 or cell (352)
HOME FOR RENT 3 BR 1 1/2 B, new
carpet, new vinyl, behind First Baptist
Church subdivision. $600. p/mo. Call (352)
493-2909, ask for Rick.

HOUSE FOR RENT large fenced yard, near
town, large washroom or bedroom, large-
master bedroom, 1 1/2 bath. $400.00 p/mo.
+ deposit. Call 407-891-1636.
FOR RENT 2 BR mobile home, washer &
dryer, central H/A, call 498-3352.
HUNTING LAND WANTED. Smaller acreage,
family oriented, (321) 277-2707.
GUARANTEED Do you carefully plan your
budget, but still are not able to satisfy all
your current & future needs? Let Citi-Corp
Referrals connect you to financial freedom!
Call today: 1-866-884-5755.
SERVICES: Individual counseling and
support groups for women are offered
through Another Way, Inc. Services are
confidential and free. Contact any of our
Outreach offices at (352) 486-3305, (352)
498-1293, (386) 758-4843 or (386) 792-
2747 for an appointment or the location and
times of group counseling. Another way, Inc.
also provides two 24-hour crisis lines,
Sexual Assault 1-866-875-7983, Domestic
Violence 1-800-500-1119, information and
referral services, legal advocacy, community
education, and professional training for law
enforcement, health care and educational
AA MEETINGS Wednesday night, 8:00
P.M. at the Volunteer Fire Department,
located behind the Steinhatchee School, in
Steinhatchee, Florida.
AA MEETINGS Monday nights, 8:00 p.m.
Cross City Church of Christ, McArthur Street,
across from Gooding Funeral Home. Call 1-
commercial experience. Ceiling fans,
general lighting, AC receptacles, etc. No job
too small. Reasonable rates. (352) 210-
Estimates, call (352) 221-3275, (352) 498-
HAIR ETC. for family hair care, also a web
site for everything you need to get healthy.
No more guessing!!! WWW.SEEK-
GOODHEALTH.COM, (352) 498-5616,
Shirley Begue.
New Homes, room additions, remodeling,
roofovers. FREE ESTIMATES. License #
RB0051636. Call 498-5143 or mobile 213-
WELL DRILLING 2 inch & 4 inch well
drilling -Pump Sales, Repair & Service
*Water Conditioners, Iron Filters, Sulphur
Removal & Water Softeners *State Lic.
#2632* Now accepting MCNisa/Discover.
(352) 498-3038.

NEWI at IRON -FREE Well Water Company.
PENOX Wide Spectrum Filtration System.
systems are tailored to your particular need.
TEST. No Obligation. Prices: $695 to $1995.
542-9817, (352) 542-7552 or 1-800-437-
RC 0026232. Call (352) 542-8592.
Custom homes, built on your lot. Precision
Development, P. 0. Box 249, 26761 SE
Hwy. 19, Old Town, (352) 542-8416.

Class A State Certified. Licensed & Insured.
#CAC046187. Free Estimates on
- 542-2709.
$200.00 up. 4 comer stones $75.00. Call
Dixie Monument Co., 542-3432. Ben
Barber, Jr.
WASHING Since 1985, Homes,
Mobiles, Walks, etc. Mold, Mildew,
Spiders, Pastor Jim Hurst, 498-

Post 91 News
The January meeting will
be on Saturday, January 22,
beginning at 10:00 AM. Plan
to attend this daytime meeting
and hear some of the plans for
Post 91 in the coming year.
Bring a fellow veteran with
you to see what the American
Legion is all about. Hear about
the Programs we want to work
with and the SAL Squadron we
want to start. Bring your sons
and grandsons too. They may
be interested in being a part of
the American Legion family,
serving God and Country
alongside the American
Our. membership is still
low. If you have not renewed
your membership yet, do so at
this meeting. Dean Williams is
the new Membership
Chairman, so stop in to say
hello and let him put a face to
the name on our roster. Dean is
also our 'Pointman' for the
SAL Squadron; so don't be
surprised if he asks about your
sons or grandsons. The SAL
can be a grand asset to Post 91.
Post 91 will have the
quarterly Roadside Clean-up in
February. The Saturday after
our monthly meeting will be
the 19th of February.. Plan to
come out and support Post 91
in this community service
effort to keep our part of US-
129 clean. If you cannot make
the 'walk', plan on helping in
the Post. There are always
things to be done inside. There
are several file cabinets full of
odds and ends of Legion
"stuff'.' It needs to be sorted
into 'What we need to keep'
and 'What needs to Go", and it
shouldn't be a strenuous job,
so come on out, volunteer to
help, and let's get busy.
Remember our Armed
Forces all over the world each
day in our thoughts and
prayers. Remember those who
lost homes and loved ones in
the Asian tsunami and those
that are there helping with aid
for them. Here at home, watch
over our Legionnaires,
veterans, widows and those
families of service members
called to active duty, and help
however we can.
For God and Country,
Wayne Gravely, Commander,
Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91 of
the Florida American Legion

Once you've got hold of
an idea, the proofs of it
tend to proliferate.
-Margaret Atwood


P E R R Y '. .



Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 6, 2005


At mE

This adorable grey-striped
male cat was found off CR
317 (BP station & Suwannee
Gables) the week prior to
Christmas. He has been de-
clawed and very friendly.
You can call Terrie
Peacock at 498-1346 (work)
or 498-7501 for more



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Hwy. CR 351 ** Cross City, FL 32628
Ph. (352) 498-3328 ** FAX (352) 498-5722
Subject to availability and qualifications.
Allstate Insurance Company and Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company,
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Drop in anytime at the

Dixie County Advocate to

sell your treasures with a


Ats Sake

The other day a shaggy canine was found wondering around
Thompson Rd. in Old Town. We are desperately trying to find its
home. Although it was loaded with ticks, the condition of the pet
was good. This indicates that the canine has not been lost for too
many days. Please contact us and describe to claim.
Do you know what time it is? It's the beginning of the year
when we all make resolutions. As you know they are very difficult
to keep. Mine is to complain less, and appreciate more of what I
We are wishing everyone a Blessed New Year and may peace
and joy surround you throughout the months ahead. Contact at
P.O. Box 1014, Bell, 32619 386-935-0975 or 866-727-
2972 or e-mail us a fourpetssake(Wialltel.net...Until next time be
happy just for the love of them. Renee Emenecker

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Special trims and flashings made.
Call Today! (352) 498-0778
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GED Preparation

We have a fantastic passing rate on the GED test.
You can use a calculator on the test.

You're just rusty! We are friendly and nice.

Hours: 7:30 AM 3:00 PM
Monday Thursday

Free childcare for children birth to 7 years old.

We are at the former Old Town
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, January 6, 2005

Saying "Goodbye"
By Terri Langford Staff Writer .
December 31st, 2004 marked --
the last day of the year as well as -
the last day of work for two very .
special public officials, Gary
Poore and Fred Ankrum, as they
join the highly sought after
position of "retiree".
Poore, who served as Cross
City's City Manger from May of A
1995 until January of 2004, has ..
continued to work as the City's
Maps and Zoning Coordinator,
but after 20 years as a public
official, Poore will become a part Left to right: Former City Managers, Hal Chewning, Jr. and Gary
of"John-Q Public"...or will he?. Poore and current City Manager Mike Cassidy.
When asked what he will be
doing with all his free time, Poore stated that he wasn't quite sure, but that he will continue to work
some at City Hall on a volunteer basis. He added that he would take each day as it comes. Just
knowing that he doesn't have to go into work will do for now he noted. Poore said that he just
couldn't seem to leave his co-workers who have become family to him. Well, Gary, they feel the same
way about you. Good luck!

Cross City Postmaster Fred-Ankrum (center-front), is surrounded by his co-workers, (back row-left to
right) Linda Lambert, Diane King, Paul Lambert, Danny King and Steve Beach. At his right side (as
always) is his wife, Vera.
Down the street the crew at the United States Post Office, Cross City Branch, helped celebrate the
retirement of their leader, mentor and friend, Postmaster Fred Ankrum. While Ankrum has been a part
of the Cross City office for the past 8-'/2 years, his retirement on the 31st ended a 36-year career with
the Postal Service.
Ankrum and wife, Vera, plan on doing a lot of traveling, beginning with a trip to Daytona Beach
and then off to Mexico! While he stated that he has loved being a part of Dixie County, with three of
their children having graduated from Dixie County High, he regrets that they will be moving. "We
need to be closer to an airport now that we will be traveling so much," he stated "Dixie County has
been good to both of us and we will miss being a part of the community, that's for sure," he added.
While here Ankrum has been an active member of the community, participating in several civic
organizations. For all he did, we send our heartfelt thanks and best wishes on a well deserved

MIusings from the Pen and Memory of R. A. Green
Submitted by R. A. Green, formerly of Old Town
Salt Mullet and Fish Roe (AKA Caviar to Yankees and educated folks)
Circa the time of Hoo'. her's Depression local keg was about 5 gallons and had a drain hole in
co',mnercial fishermen, mostly in the, Gulf or the side for any moisture left in the fish to slowly

Dixie County Sightings

Hey A guy deserves a nap after a big meal Right
Every now and then nature gives us a humorous look at some of
her creatures.
That's what we have in this week's Dixie County Sighting -
a squirrel with a fully belly.
It seems this furry rodent got its fill and decided that the
feeding ledge was just the right height and width for a short rest.
When first seen, this little booger had its eyes closed and was
napping away. No longer were visions of nuts dancing in its head,
hausae it hadl found the perfect lunch counter a bird feeder filled

with bird seed.
Normally, these little skittish creatures can be seen scurrying
about trying to remember where they stashed their winter food
supply. Once located they spend the day filling their bellies with
the meat hulls had been summarily discarded, of course with
tail a-twitching and with an eye out for a curious dog or cat.
So, how much do you want to know about squirrels? Well, in
case you do or don't as the case may be, here are a few frequently
asked questions that may enlighten those who are curious about the
habits of these common furry creatures.
How many different types of squirrels are there? There are
three types (not species) of squirrels, the ground squirrel, the flying
squirrel and, the tree squirrel.
How many different kinds of "tree" squirrels are there? Of the
ten species of tree squirrels in the northern hemisphere the most
common are the Eastern Gray, followed by the Red squirrel, the
Fox squirrel, the Abert or Kaibab squirrels, Douglas squirrel, Pine
squirrel, Japanese squirrel, Persian squirrel, Arizona gray, and of
course the Western gray squirrel.
What is the largest squirrel on Earth? The largest squirrel is the
Ratufa (ratufa indica) sometimes known as the Indian giant
squirrel, it can grow to three feet in length. This species is found in
Southeast Asia, and parts of Nepal.
What is the smallest squirrel on Earth? The African Pygmy
(Myosciurus, pumilio) is the smallest squirrel in the world. Its head
and body length is only two and half inches long. With a tail
approximately the same length, they are found, in Southeastern
Nigeria, Cameroon, and Gabon.
I never see squirrel droppings, where are they? Squirrels, like
all rodents, have very small droppings. They are about the size of
a raisin, and light brown in color. Since the squirrel is outdoors,
and always moving, they can be difficult to find.
Do squirrels hibernate? No, tree squirrels are active all year
round. You may not see them as often in the Winter, since they stay
in their nests to conserve body heat.
How can you tell a male from a female? There is no difference
in appearance, between males and females. About the only sure
way to tell the sex.of a squirrel is to turn it over and look.

Left, mullet roe being extracted from the fish; right, salt dried mullet roe ready for the table.

close-in bays, salt water fishermen -would catch
mullet during spawning season or roe season and
split them by the backbone on both sides, throw
the backbone, head and entrails back in the water.
They saved the roe (fish eggs) and the balance of
the fish.
The roe was salt cured on the spot and
shipped to the Northern Yankees (as opposed to
what other kind?) as caviar-an expensive
delicacy. (A few years back, prior to the net ban,
the Japanese also went to buying Gulf of Mexico
fish roe in a big way; mullet prices dropped to ten
cents per pound because the main payback came
in the roe for export. The meat was just a side
: The balance of the mullet was salt cured on
the spot and used locally or shipped all over the
southeast. The fishermen did not scale or process
the meat beyond salnng., It was salt saturated,
packed in salt to preserve it. Preserve it, it did! It
never spoiled. (There's probably still some back
in some old sheds ei en now\, forgotten but still
good as ever.)
Usually the cook soaked it in clear, fresh
water 12 hours or so, then scaled it and fried it
for breakfast. If any breakfast fish were somehow
left over, it was eaten at dinner and supper. It was
ideal for lunches.
For lunch it was packed in a one-gallon lard
can (the standard lunch box of the day). You
would pack salty mullet, fried or'baked sweet
potato, cornbread or fritters or biscuits or some
combination thereof. It made a nourishing,
filling, safe lunch. Often the can included a small
V2 pint bottle of homemade syrup, which went
well with the fried mullet and sweet potato.
After curing the mullet with salt, the fish was
packed in regular wood nail kegs (we saved and
reused pretty much everything, had to). Fish was
packed flesh side down, scale side up. The nail
Life has a
*** as fating 1
The short story is the embarrass
most democratic of all embarrass
the arts; anyone may tell
a story, and if it is an
absorbing one, someone
will listen.
-Hallie Burnett

A lotta cats copy the
Mona Lisa, but people
still line up to see the
-Louis Armstrong
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drain out.
After cutting, most pieces weighed about a
pound, more or less, but were sold by the piece
rather than by weight. Most stores charged ten
cents a piece or 3 for a quarter. It made a feast
with a pot of swamp cabbage, fried salt mullet,
grits, fritters and sweet potatoes (baked, fried or
boiled). A fresh pot of coffee was part of the
meal, of course.
I haven't seen or heard of salt mullet near
West Florida for 30 or 40 years. It did not spoil
or need refrigeration. I think it kept at room
temperature in the keg for years. Mr. Peach
(Peach's Grocery) always had salt mullet in the
kegs up near the front, near the checkout area.
You would find it at the fish house at Salt Creek
or Cross City. "
I feel sure our protector la%. makers would not
allow that no% ad', iS- home cured meat. It wasn't
processed under safe conditions and there were
no inspectors to get their handouts, no political
payback, political appointment job involved, no
graft or under-the-table fees.
Mr. Mills, the iceman, usually carried fresh
mullet on his ice truck and a few salt mullet. You
could get ice for Sunday tea, fresh mullet or salt
mullet off the ice truck from Mr. Mills on his
Friday or Saturday run. His ice truck also carried
tea, Kool-Aid, lemons and sugar-not just ice. The
iceman was a welcome, well-respected visitor to
the rural area. If he didn't have what you needed,
place you order and he would bring it next week.
That's more that enough enlightenment for
An ex-Old Towner,
R. A. Green, PhD (Post Hole Digger)
(This is the ninth in a series of articles
submitted by R. A. Green. Mr. Green now lives
in Century, Florida where he operates, the R. A.
Green Monument and Chain Link Fence Co.)
tendency to obfuscate and bewilder, such
us to spend the first part of our lives being
sed by our parents and the last part being
sed by our children.
-Ogden Nash


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Why does the squirrel have such a big
tail? The squirrel uses its tail for many
things; its primary function is for balance.
This enables the squirrel to maneuver quickly .
without falling. It is also used as a
parachute, should the squirrel fall. It can act as a blaia.et in thed
Winter. Squirrels also use their tail to communicate with other'
Do squirrels talk? Squirrels do communicate, by making shrill
sounds (tchrring). The pitch anad
the duration of these sounds have
meaning to other squirrels. Tail
gestures are also a form 6f
communication. The most
common tail gesture is the
"flicking" which means "get
How fast can a squirrel rutn?
Squirrels look like they run fast
and for there size and weight
they do. There is an old story"f
an Illinois state police offiEe
that once clocked a gray
squirrel, with his radar gun at "20
mph. as it ran across a highway,
Other research has confiriedy
similar speeds for squirrels.
What do squirrels eat? Most
squirrels eat nuts, seeds, grain,
and fruit. By far their favorite
food would be nuts, followed by
sunflower seeds. Urban squirrel
have adapted to eat just about
anything, including pizza, luncheon meats and all forms of snack
foods. Squirrels have been known to eat bird eggs, but this is a last
resort. When natural food is scarce, they will eat anything they can
Do squirrels ever fall? Squirrels do fall, but they use their tail
as a parachute and when they land their tail is used as a cushion.
They rarely get hurt from a short fall. But they can sustain broken
bones, or severe spinal injuries from a awkward landing.
Can squirrels swim? Squirrels swim using a "dog paddle"
motion, and their tail as a rudder. Swimming is very strenuous for
a squirrel, and it's not done unless absolutely necessary.
How far can a squirrel jump? On the ground they hop.
Usually moving twelve to twenty inches at a time. It is not
uncommon for a squirrel to hop or jump up to six feet in one
bound. Of course, if you have ever seen a squirrel race through a
tree, you know they can easily jump between branches of greater
Do squirrels fight? Playfully when they are young, and again
later during the mating season. Squirrels are not normally
aggressive,&; although they'll nip at other squirrels feeding in or
invading their territory.
Where do squirrels live? Squirrels build nests called
"dreys". They are made of twigs and leaves. The interior is lined
with fur, feathers or other soft material for comfort. There are
normally two exits in this type of nest, and.they're built high in a
tree between two strong branches. High enough to provide
protection from ground predators, but not too high or the nest will
be destroyed by the winds. Squirrels also will build a nest, called
a "den", in a hollow tree cavity.
How long do squirrels live? Squirrels in captivity have lived to
be twenty years old. Most Gray squirrels will die before their first
birthday, not due to predators or the lack of food, but by being run,
over by vehicles. If they survive their first year, they should live
five or six more years.
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