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Thursday, February 24, 2005 Volume 83, Number 9, I Section 50 Per Copy
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B Hal Chewning, Jr. to head Dixie
campaign headquarters

Senator Rod Smith

Announces

Candidacy For

Governor
State Senator Rod Smith, a Democrat
representing nine north Florida counties,
announced that he is entering the 2006 race for
Governor.
In a.letter mailed to about 1000 supporters and
Democratic Party leaders throughout, the state,
Smith said that he is the Democrat with the best
chance to win the November 2006 general election.
Senator Rod Smith "We can't make the progress that needs to be
made and we can't stop the unfair and shortsighted
direction in which the Republican Party has taken this state if we don't nominate a candidate for
governor who can win," said Smith. "That's why I'm running."
- "As a Democratic senator from north Florida, I've already shown I can win support from the many
See GOVERNORS' RACE, page 5


Plans Fall Through; No Area

Hospital in Sight
: By Mike Moore -Advocate Staff
There will not be a hospital built in the Tri-County area. At
least not anytime soon. The Agency for Health Care
Administration recently rejected a plan submitted by Ameris, a
Tennessee company. The group does not plan to reapply.
An informed source said that the hospital application was
rejected because those who make the decision, AHCA, decided
there is really not a need. There are hospitals, in Perry and
Williston as well as Gainesville. The Tri-county area falls into the
Williston district, and it was determined the facility there does not
yet stay in use up to its capacity.
Ameris had planned to build a small hospital on U. S. 19 in
the Chiefland area.
Several local officials in the Dixie, Levy, and Gilchrest area
are still hopeful that a hospital can be built. A long process is
involved in getting a hospital built in Florida.'


Pennsylvania Man Fatally

Injured In Dixie Accident
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
Robert 'G. Counterman, 57, of Canadensis, Pennsylvania
received fatal injures in a late-evening accident on Friday,
February. 18, 2005, seven miles east of Cross City at the
intersection ofCR 351 and CR 353.
The Florida Highway Patrol reported that Counterman was
driving southbound on CR 353 and failed to stop when he
approached the intersection of CR 351, hitting Troy J. Neeley, 32
of Cross City who was traveling west on CR 351. When the two
vehicles collided both Counterman and Neeley's vehicles left the
roadway. Counterman began to spin before striking a tree, while
Neeley spun and hit several small shrubs before coming to a stop.
Neely and his passenger, Cheryl Howell Neely,. 42, of Cross
City; both received incapacitating injures and were transported to a
hospital in Gainesville by Dixie EMS where they were treated for
their injuries.
Gooding Funeral Home transported Counterman, who was
pronounced dead at the scene, to the 3rd District Medical
Examiner's'Office in Jacksonville.
The report noted that Counterman was not wearing his seatbelt.
Charges are pending.


Deadline For
Property Tax
Exemptions Nears
If you qualify for certain
property exemptions and wish,
to take advantage of them, you
must sign up before March 1,
2005. According to Property
Appraiser, Hal Chewning, Jr.,
property owners can file for a
$25,000 homestead exemption
and if you are 65 or older you
are qualified for an additional
$25,000 exemption. Widows
or widowers you entitled to an'
additional $500.00 exemption.
Disabled veteranss who have
war i une disabilities should
contact the Appraiser's Office
for other exemptions.
Any Florida resident who
is totally and permanently
disabled qualifies for an extra
$500.00 'exemption. When
filing the first time, certain
forms must be filed and
approved. Other special
benefits are made available for
certain other disabilities.
Owners or lessees of
agriculture land who seek
agricultural classifications
must do so before March 1st.
Also Tangible Personal
Property returns must be filed
no later than April 1. Failure
to file a return will result in a
penalty and an assessment will
be made as provided by
Florida Law.s
Homestead Exemptions
are not transferable a new
application must be filed for
any changes.


Congressman Boyd Hosts Health Care Discussion
By Mike Moore Advocate Staff
Congressman Allen Boyd met with local citizens for an afternoon question and answer session
Monday at the conference room of Dixie County Health Department. Boyd and his staff were on a 15-
stop town hall meeting tour of
S. North Florida.
S Residents joined in the
u discussion with questions and
S comments about local care,
medical costs, insurance, and
other concerns.
Among those present at the
meeting were Sable Bolling,
Administrator for the Health
Departments of Dixie and
Gilchrest Counties, Linda Hatch,
Director of Nursing at Dixie,
County Health Department; and
County Commission Chairman
Marcus Hays. Hays had spent' 10
years in EMS work in Dixie
County, and is familiar with the
local needs.
Gulf County Commissioner
Bill Williams was part of
Boyd's group and he discussed
how Gulf has many of the same
problems and needs as Dixie.
The counties have a similar
'Congressman Alan Boyd listens to discussion about health care at population number. He stressed
Monday meeting. that individuals as well as local
businesses could help.
"We must match up our needs and resources," said Boyd. "America now. has 45 million uninsured
people and we must do something, soon." Boyd and others pointed out that much can be done on the
local level as well as in Washington.
Dixie health officials were praised for their work and it was noted that the county has health care as
good as any in the North Florida area.
Boyd's staff collected surveys from those present. Participants were asked to list health care
concerns they wish to see addressed.


Residents urged to use caution before burning


Local Fire Fighters Respond


To Multiple Fires
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
This past weekend local fire
fighters responded to almost a
dozen fires that ranged from the
loss of one Cross City home to _
backyards burning. The recent -
fronts passing through North
Central Florida have brought lo'w
humidity and winds that when
combined with dry vegetation
makes .perfect conditions for
uncontrollable brush fires.
Thursday evening, FebruarN
17, 2005 Cross City fire fighters
responded to a residential fire at
Sally Daniels' rental home off of
Goodbred Street. Chief Dannm
Liles reported that the home. \ as
fully engulfed when they arn i ed
at the scene and took onl fi-ive
minutes to suppress, however the '
older wood-frame home was a i _
total loss..
Occupants Shinita Carter and .. '
Juan Washington reported to .
investigators that. Carter had a
grease fire that got out of control
and started burning the kitchen
area when she spilled the pan of
grease onto the floor
Thankfull', there were no injuries
in the incident.
The next three days n'ould
prove to be stressful for area fire
fighters and the Division of
Foiestr) as th'y responded to
call after call, giving them linle
time to recoup.
Cross City, Old Town and .,
First District Volunteer Fire
Stations were called to several
fires on Friday, February 18th. Top picture shows firefighters at
One fire was at the home of Dale out the flames, the home was a to
Kleckner, off NE 281 in Old Perrault. Below (right) firefighter
Town. While burning some yard started by yard trash.
trash, the fire got away and burnt
approximately 1/3 of an acre before it was put out.
On the 19'b all fire stations were called to a large' fire located at
the home of Leo Perrault, SE 510th Street. Perrault was burning
trash when the winds picked up and began to spread the fire out
across his yard. Perrault lost a large shed, which housed numerous
tools and supplies used for his ministry, as well as an old car and
boat.
Also on the 19th firefighters were called out to the homes of
John Landry, off NE 500th Ave, and Raymond Sharpe, off SE 193
Ave.
At the Landry home approximately two acres burned. At the
end of there mobile home the skirting melted, an indication of just
how fortunate they were that the fire was contained before it could
spread further into their home. At the Sharpe's residents some two
acres of yard, trees and a few tires burned before it the fire was
contained.
On Sunday, one call took firefighters to the home of Lee
Anderson where his trash fire got out of hand, burning a good
portion of his yard, but sparing his home.
Monday took Cross City firefighters to the Continental Road
where a large fire was .threatening several homes. Allegedly,


the home of Sally Daniels in Cross City. While it took only minutes to put
'tai loss. Below (left) firefighters battle a hot shed fire at the home of Leo
er Danny King takes a moment to cool off after fighting a blazing fire


several young boys, who had been playing with matches,' started;
the fire.
In between the "real" fires, concerned citizens passing by and
seeing smoke made 911 calls. One call was to Faith Baptist
Church that turned out to be a "weenie roast". Another was in Jena
where there was a trash fire, but it was properly contained in a can.
While officials appreciate the extra set of eyes from citizens, they
do ask that before making a call, to please make sure just what type
of fire it is.
Division of Forestry District Ranger Larry Grubbs stated that
his crews have aided in seven of the brush fires reported with
approximately eight acres burned. Grubbs noted that notice of
violations were issued to those residents .who were burning
improperly and a minimum of a $150.00 suppression charge could
possibly be imposed.
Currently there is not a "burn ban", however conditions warrant
careful thinking before burning. Residents also need to know they
must get a burn permit if they are going to burn on top of the
ground. You do not need a permit if you are burning in a pit or
barrel. Call the Division of Forestry at 1-850-838-2299 to get
information on fire conditions and your permit.


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Who Will Be The Grand

Champion For 2005?
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
The 2005 Suwannee River Youth Livestock Fair is just around
Sthe comer with the Horse and Heifer, Shows kicking off the annual
.event on March 5th, followed by six days (March 10-16) of
competition between Dixie, Levy and Gilchrist youth.
Last year Dixie's own John Lambert brought home the Grand
Champion Ribbon in the Swine Division and hopes for a repeat
showing this year. A senior at Dixie County High School, John has
been in the Dixie FFA for the 'past six years and says that
competing in the fair has always been his favorite part of being an
FFA member. John is betting on his Yorkshire/Hampshire swine,
Money to bring home the "bacon" and the trophy. "I think he has a
pretty good shot," John stated. "He is definitely a blue ribbon
pig," he added.
Of course swine are not the only animals to strut their stuff at
the fair. There are rabbit, poultry, dairy .cattle, dairy goats, steer
and heifer, home economics, fashion, as well as judging and
showmanship contests. (See next week's Advocate for a full
schedule of events.) From 'Cloverleaf's to Sr. FFA and 4-H'ers
next month will be their chance to shine and show off their animals
they have raised, groomed and trained. We wish all these young
men and women the best of luck.
Pictured right is John Lambert weighing his pig "Money" who he hopes
will bring home another Grand Champion trophy for Dixie County.








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by Jerry Prater


Probably not the best choice
If you were in charge of lining up a guest speaker for the annual
stockholders' meeting of General Motors, would you select Ralph
:Nader? How about if you were looking for someone to address the
,annual convention of a major veterans' organization; would you
,hire Jane Fonda?
: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been
:holding their annual awards ceremony since 1929. The event
recognizess the "top" motion pictures, actors, directors, technicians,
screen plays and other major contributors to the industry from the
:previous year. Also known as the "Oscars," in reference to the
,golden trophy awarded to the winners, it has become a sought-after
;'achievement to just about everybody in the motion picture industry.
It has also been a big rating-getter on TV, and before that, on
'radio. Just a few years ago, an enterprising rival of the presentation
--put on its own "Oscars" event at the same time. It was a series of
,,boxing matches, each of which involved a boxer named Oscar.
:Headlining the card was Oscar DeLaHoya, along with more addi-
tional Oscars than I thought had ever participated in professional
:boxing. While it didn't outdraw the Academy Awards, I watched it
-Instead, as I'm sure a lot of other people did.
Including Chris Rock, the designated MC of next Sunday
-night'sAcademy Awards. In fact, Chris says he's never watched
23he Oscars, and that the event is a "fashion show," where nobody
performs, adding, "What straight black man sits and watches the
'Oscars? Show me one." The inference, of course, is that only
:,'faggots" (his choice of terms in another context) would be
'interested.
While I'm no fan of the priorities of the Hollywood crowd, I do
think that statement is a bit overboard, at least for someone who
::has been hired to host the event. However, another statement Chris
:Rock made struck an even more sour note.
"Abortion, it's beautiful, it's beautiful abortion is legal. I love
,going to an abortion rally to pick up women, cause you know they
,are..." You get the idea. Suffice it to say that, absent the "f-word,"
:-Chris Rock's vocabulary would be even more limited than it
,already is. Other relevant quotes include, "Weird white guys
-getting overly patriotic, with their f....ing flag hats on," or, "I am
-3hot scared of al Qaeda, I am scare (sic) of f...ing el Cracker."
SAll right, some of this stuff was taken from a night club act,
but even an aficionado of crude humor needs to realize that the
'-shock effect wears off sooner or later, after which the comedian
needs to come up with some actual humor.
Incidentally, genuine humor has long been a part of the
4in the heyday of radio and into the early years of television, came
t'up with these and other gems: "Television-that's where movies go
-'time, you can actually see the losers turn green" (1966, at the first
'color TV broadcast.)
S Talk show host Johnny Carson did the honors five times, and
came up with lines like, "Welcome to the Academy Awards, a glit-
:tering two hours of entertainment, spread out over four, hours."
. CBS did a "60 Minutes" segment on Chris Rock last Sunday,
,and left him looking more like a Boy Scout than a foul-mouthed
'comedian; but what more needs to be said about the journalistic
:integrity(?) of CBS and "60 Minutes"?
Z Chris Rock says he'll behave himself at the Awards show,
-however the event will nonetheless be broadcast on a short time
:delay, just in case. I don't seem to recall that they had to worry
:about that sort of.thing when entertainers like Bob Hope and
SJohnny Carson were hosting the show.



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By Mike Moore

George Washington
Monday was listed on the calendar as Presidents Day. This is a
generic term. It actually represents the birthdays of George
Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
Someone decided to combine the observance of these two
men's birthdays into one day. It may be that we are to remember
other Presidents and honor them too, on this day. No one has ever
explained the procedure to me.
The Post Office was closed that day, as were the banks, but
many people worked as though it was a regular day. Just who was
George Washington and why does he get any special attention?
Washington has his picture on the dollar bill and the quarter. The
capital of the USA is named for him, as is Washington State and
Washington County, Florida, and lots of other places and things.
Rivers, cities, streets, and colleges bear his name. His likeness is
on a postage starip and is carved into Mount Rushmore.
Why?
George is one of those American heroes covered with layers of
legends. He supposedly chopped down his father's cherry tree but
didn't get into trouble because he admitted to the deed and said he ,
couldn't lie about it. We could use some of thathonesty today.
He also is well known as the man who could throw a silver
dollar across the Rappahannock River.
And we all saw as school children the famous painting of
"Washington Crossing the Delaware." This .represents a major
American victory during the Revolutionary War. Washington got
his men across the icy river and surprised the enemy forces,
winning a much-needed triumph. Today, there, is a town near
Philadelphia called Washington Crossing.
We also remember the bitter cold of Valley Forge. Washington
and his men survived the winter there to keep the struggle for
freedom alive.
And when the fighting ended, Washington told his countrymen
that he would not consider being a king. He agreed to be President.
It is important to correctly remember heroes of the past. This
was not some plaster figure, the unsmiling face in the schoolroom
portrait. He was more than a monument and a statue. He was flesh
and blood. He became tired and discouraged and frustrated with
co-workers and government red tape. He might have complained
about the traffic, too many carriages, wagons, and horses. The
story says he didn't smile because of bad teeth. I don't smile when
my teeth hurt.
And we should not twist his views to make them our own. He
said what he wished to say and it should be taken at face value. He
believed in good government and had a large part in the founding
of his country.
George "had many interesting thoughts. One of them is
particularly noteworthy in our day. He said. "It is impossible to
rightly govern the world without God and the Bible."
By George, that is a great concept.


Governor Notes Tourism Increase
Governor Jeb Bush Monday announced that the total number of
tourists visiting Florida in 2004 increased by three percent from the
same period in 2003. From January 1 through December 31, 2004,
more than 76.8 million people visited Florida according to
preliminary data released today by VISIT FLORIDA, the state's
official source for travel planning.
"We are very encouraged by this news, particularly in light of
the unusual and hard-hitting hurricane season we recently endured,"
said Governor Bush. "While the bout with four hurricanes slowed
visitation to our state in the third quarter of 2004, tourism was up in
the first, second, and fourth quarters at a level significant enough to
provide a slight annual increase in visitors for 2004. With VISIT
FLORIDA's focused marketing efforts serving to correct
perceptions and assuring travelers, we remain cautiously optimistic
about tourism in 2005."
VISIT FLORIDA's preliminary estimates for visitors in the
fourth quarter of 2004 increased two percent compared to the same
quarter in 2003. While the total visitor spending for 2004 is not yet
available, touristic spending (out-of-state and residents) from
January through November 2004 was $51.8 million, surpassing the
full 2003 visitor spending total of $51.5 million.
With a recent infusion of $4.75 million from the leadership of
Governor Bush and the Legislature, Florida's tourism industry is
focusing marketing efforts on improving perceptions on travel to
Florida, specifically during the timeframe of June through
November 2005. The international media coverage of the storms in
2004 continued for six weeks and aired globally leaving incorrect
perceptions about Florida's well-being and overall status as a intact
Tourism destination, sparking the need for a focused marketing
campaign to improve perceptions and reassure travelers that Florida
is a safe, sunny, and welcoming destination.


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more essential to success than brilliancy.
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Letter to the Editor
It does my heart good to see the students in Dixie County
Schools wearing their Confederate Heritage shirts. You can ask
anybody living in other counties in the state and they will tell you
that their children are "not allowed" to wear their Confederate
Heritage shirts to school. If some of you remember, not to many
years ago we almost lost the right to wear and display our proud
Confederate history/heritage on our school's campuses.
Now I would like to come right to the point. I have noticed a
few wearing Confederate shirts with alcohol, tobacco product, etc.
on them which doesn't display a positive view of our flag that we
love and respect. As a staunch supporter of our Confederate history
I am concerned that if the students continue to wear these shirts
that it will put our heritage and flag at risk.
With all due respect I am asking that parents screen their
children's shirts before they go to school so that we can continue to
show our Southern Pride. I am solely responsible for the contents
of this letter.
Respectfully Karen Hires

Letter to the Editor
Thank you for your column in our local paper supporting the
efforts of our Congressman Allen Boyd, a voice of commitment to
difficult problems such as our Social Security System. Having
been an avid supporter and friend for many years, I know he can
take the "bad press" and still pass the test. However, we both know
the real problem is other "politicians" who use their office for what
it can do for them...not what they can do for out country. Both you
and Allen have our support to continue to "rise above" and work
on real solutions to our real problems.
Thanks again,
Carol M. West
Dixie County

Seniors Receive Rx Extension
Florida seniors will have an additional three months to apply for
free prescription medication following an agreement with
pharmaceutical giant Medco, Attorney General Charlie Crist
announced. The settlement provided eligible Florida seniors with
the opportunity to receive free prescription drug benefits. This latest
agreement is designed to help more Florida consumers benefit from
the state's prior settlement with Medco, extending the deadline for
distribution of the benefits to July 20, 2006.The free medication
program, the result of an April 2004 settlement between the
Attorney General's Office and Medco, will distribute generic
medication to citizens who are at least 60 years of age, considered
low-income, not receiving Medicaid services.
The Attorney General's Office, in conjunction with the
Department of Elder Affairs, completed an initial mailing to 8,000
seniors to inform them of the program. Follow-up calls were
completed this week and were accompanied by a second mailing to
an additional pool of citizens notifying them of the program's
expansion. The longer time period and expanded eligibility will
enable a larger number of senior citizens to qualify for the program.
Many of these citizens could be eligible for up to
$300 of prescription drug benefit "With many of Florida's seniors
already suffering under the weight of high prescription drug costs,
this opportunity to receive the free benefits comes as welcome
relief," said Crist. "We encourage all eligible citizens to take
advantage of the assistance that this program provides."


Letter To The

Editor
1 would like express my
sincere thanks to the Cross
City Volunteer Department,
Cross City Police and the
Division of Forestry for the
outstanding job that they did
in responding to a out of
control brush fire Monday
afternoon near my home.
I always thought they were
good but Monday I found out
just how GREAT .they really
are. These men and wemen are
dedicated and perform
outstanding jobs in a timely
manner.
We certainly want to thank
them all for a job well done.
The Family of Willie
Hunnicutt



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Jail Loq
FEBRUARY 14
BONE, JEFFREY BRENT, 35;
Clearwater, Fl, Open Container, City
Ordinance.
FEBRUARY 15
COWARD, TARA LYNN, 21,
Cross City, FL, Resisting with
Violence, Battery On Law
Enforcement Officer, Disorderly
Intoxication.
FEBRUARY 16
CREWS, JAMES AUSTIN, 24,
Newberry, FL, VOP (2 cts.)
Burglary of Structure, VOP Burglary
of Structure.
FEBRUARY 17
MILLS, DONNIE QUINCEY, 23,
Cross City, FL, DWLS/R.
CARPENTER RICKEY, 49, St
Petersburg, FL, Warrant, Possession
of Controlled Substance.
CROWN, JR., JAMES PAUL, 43,
Suwannee, FL, Possession of Listed
Chemical, Drug Paraphernalia,
Possession of Controlled Substance
Without Prescription, Possession of'
Meth, Possession of -20 Grams of,
Marijuana.
DAVIS, WILLIAM JOHN, 43, Old
Town, FL, Trespass After Warning,t
Resisting With Violence, Aggravated,
Assault, Criminal Mischief,
Trespass.
PATTERSON, RICHARD, HARRY,
51, Old Town, FL Aggravated Battery,
Disorderly Conduct.
FEBRUARY 18
GREEN, MILTON BOB, 48, Cross
City, FL, Reckless Driving Alcohol
Related, Warrant VOP -
Possession of Cocaine Baker Co:.
Warrant VOP Burglary o4
Structure, Warrant VOP -
Possession of Short Barrel Shotgun,
Warrant VOP Possession of
Burglary Tools.
SOELCH, ROBIN REGINA, 40, St
Petersburg, FL, Reckless Driving-
(Alcohol Related).
SCHNEIDER, ROBINI MICHAEL,
47, Largo, FL, Reckless Driving
(Alcohol Related).
FEBRUARY 19
HERNANDEZ, PERDRO
HERNANDEZ, 23, Old Town, FL
No Valid Drivers License.
CHAMBERS, MILTON STANLEY.
58, Old Town, FL, Battery (Domestic
Violence).
FEBRUARY 20
FEBRUARY 21
CANNON, MICHAEL SCOTT, 44,
Cross City, FL, VOP Manufacturing
Controlled Substance Meth.
JOHNSON, VICTORIA MILEEN,
27, Cross City, FL, VOP.
FEBRUARY 22
BASSETT, DEBORAH
DEGRASSE, 50, Old Town, FL,
Battery Domestic Violence, Battery
On Law Enforcement Officer.

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MEETINGS, REUNIONS




& SPECIAL& EVENTS


Public Service

Information Announcements


Monthly Meetings, Events
and Helpful Information


WMedical, Donations & Volunteer
55 Alive Volunteer
^ Instructors Needed Previous
:. experience is of no consequence,
training sessions provided. Call:
352-726-0753.
R 2001 Rx Program free
breathing medications and
Zi Nebulizers asthma, emphysema
+. or COPD for qualified patients.
^ Call: 800-344-5764.
Florida Department of Elder
: Affairs Volunteers needed for
the SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders)
Program. Comprehensive
training provided with flexible
hours. Call: 1-800-262-2243.
l Hospice of North Central
Florida To request
information about volunteering
:. opportunities, Call: Jannette
Martin at 352-379-2929.
:, Poison Hotline a life-saving
:. national hotline for poison
emergency treatment and advice.
: Call: 800-222-1222.
Stop Addiction Drug
addiction can leave an individual
Feeling helpless and out of
e control, especially if you are the
family member or friend of an
; addict. Narconon Arrowhead
can help. Narconon offers free
** counseling, assessments and
,' referrals to rehabilitation centers
nationwide by calling 1-800-
468-6933 or logging onto
Swww.stopaddiction.com. Don't
," .wait until it's too late. Call
:*.'Narconon no%'
Clubs & Oreanizations
Car Show! Last Thursday of
every month in the parking lot of
' Farmers Furniture & Bell's
, Restaurant in Chiefland.
* Dixie County Historical
' Society Sale of Dixie County
Historical Material weekly each
SFriday at the old-Old Town
;? School, comer of SR 55A and
CR 349.
Free Business Assistance -
UNF Small Business
Development Center at the
t,. Chamber of Commerce office in
Cross City. Call M-W-F from 9-
S12 at 498-5454 to set up an
appointment. Appointments are
., every Thursday between 1-4
p.m.
a: 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:
877-446-2253.-
Meetings & Events
i AL-ANON Family Group AA
Meetings are held every
Wednesday Evening @ 7:00pm
at the First Methodist Church
in Chiefland. Call 490-6117
SDAV Auxiliary bingo every
Wednesday,. 11 a.m. and
Saturday, 6 p.m. at Veterans Rd.
DAV Bldg. In Cross City
Dixie Cattleman's Association
4th Thursday at 7 p.m. at the
Trailriders Club.
9 Forest Park Hill Community
Center Has a Bingo every
Monday Evening, Doors open at
4:30 pm, games start at 6:30 pm.
Funds are to support the center
and charities.
. Holy Cross Catholic Church -
Bingo every Tuesday morning at
S11 a.m. at the Holy Cross
" Church Hall U.S. 19. Doors
Open at 10:30 a.m. snacks
* available.
*' NA Meetings Each Thursday


at 7 p.m. at the Cross City
Church of God on Kenneth St. in
Cross City, FL. Call: 352-498-
4362
. Shamrock Masonic Lodge -
2nd & 4th Thursday nights at 8
p.m.
* WeightWatchers -
Meeting.every Thursday at 5:30
p.m. at the Cross City Woman's
Club on the comer of Barber &
Chewning. .Call: 1-800-651-
6000.
Note: PSA 's are published without
cost at the discretion of the Advocate
and provide brief summaries meetings
and events of general public interest. It
is the responsibility of the
organization/entity to provide the
Advocate with accurate information
and timely changes. Information and
changes must be submitted in writing,
either by fax or by email. The Advocate
is not responsible for errors or changes
in submissions.

Avoid A Stroke In
Just 10 Minutes
Residents living in and
around the Cross City, Fla.,
community can be screened to
reduce their risk of having a
stroke. Life Line Screening
will be at the Cross City Senior
Center on March 9th. The site
is located at 107 W Chavous
Street in Cross City.
Appointments will begin at
10:00 a.m.
Screenings are fast,
painless and low cost. They
involve the use of ultrasound
technology, .and scan for
potential health problems
related to: blocked arteries
which can lead, to a stroke,
aortic aneurysms which can
lead to a ruptured aorta, and
hardening of the arteries in the
legs, which are a strong
predictor of heart disease. Also
offered for men and women, is
a bone density screening to
assess their risk for
osteoporosis.
Each screening requires ten
minutes or less to complete. A
complete vascular screening
package, including the
Stroke/Carotid Artery,
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
and Ankle Brachial Index
(hardening of the arteries)
screenings is $109. Sign-up
for a complete vascular
package; include the
osteoporosis screening and pay
only $129.
Life Line Screening was
established in 1993, 'and has
since become the nation's
leading provider of vascular
screenings. Over 45
ultrasound teams are on staff to
travel to your local
community, bringing the
screenings to you. These non-
invasive, inexpensive and
painless, ultrasound tests help
people identify their risk for
stroke, vascular diseases or
osteoporosis early enough for
their physician to begin
preventive procedures.
For more information
regarding the screenings or to
schedule an appointment,
call 1-800-697-9721. Pre-
registration is required.

Wondering
If You're Pregnant?
Free Pregnancy Tests
Confidential Counseling



Mon. & Thurs. 11am-4pm
Located Behind
First Bapbst Church
. Ph. 498-7776^g


Suwannee Valley Players announces its
upcoming production of "The Crucible
The Story: Written in 1952, Arthur Miller's classic play about
the witch-hunts and trials in 17th century Salem is a searing
portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria. In the rigid
theocracy of Salem, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft
galvanize the town's most basic fears and suspicions. The
ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to
testify against neighbor brilliantly illuminate the destructive power
of socially sanctioned violence.
Performances will be held March'4, 5, 6 and 11, 12, 13
Performances begin at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights,
with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $6.00 for adults and
$4.00 for students and children over five years of age. Parental
discretion is advised for young children. Call for group rates of
over 10 people. All productions are held at the Chief Theatre, 25 E.
Park Avenue, Chiefland.'
Tickets can be purchased from ticket outlet: Suwannee Valley
Internet and Computers (114 S. Hwy 19), or cast members, or at
the box office in the theatre 45 minutes before curtain.
For more information visit our website: www.svplayers.com or
contact the theatre at .pH: 352-493-ARTS or email at:
SVPlayers(aiaol.com Come out and support the arts in our area!

Ray Sawmill Hunting Club

members
Attention Ray Sawmill Hunting club members, there will be a
club workday Saturday February 26th. We will meet at 7 am at the
Cypress Inn and disperse from there.

Four Days Left to Register
Floridians affected by the four hurricanes of 2004 and who
have not yet registered for federal assistance have only two weeks
to call the Department f Homeland Security's Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) to register.
Monday, Feb. 28, 2005 is the deadline to register for disaster
assistance.
FEMA's toll-free registration number is 1-800-621-FEMA
(3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for those who are speech- or
hearing-impaired. Applicants can also register online at
www.fema.gov.
For information on SERT go to www.floridadisaster.org ; for
FEMA, go to www.fema.gov

Dixie Pride 4-H
The Dixie Pride 4-H Horse Club is putting on a clinic on the
26' of February. The, clinic will cover showmanship; halter and
western pleasure also trail classes. The end will be' speed events the
cost is $10 for the day. This will be held at the Dixie Horseman
Arena at 9 am. Bring your horse and a' cover dish. (Vegetables or
desserts)

Shitake Mushroom Seminar
Evonne Cline and Cindy Chewning are planning a Shitake
Mushroom Seminar to be held on Saturday, March 26th (weather
permitting) from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm or until we're finished.
This seminar is for anyone interested in learning how to
cultivate their own Shitake Mushrooms. The seminar will include
all the "how to's" and "what not to do's". The cost of the seminar
willb e $15.00 per person and will include one inoculated log.
The seminar will be held at Evonne's home on the Butler
Cemetery Road. Please call to get directions and to confirm your
attendance. Evonne can be reached at 498-3128 and Cindy can be
reached at 542-0594.

LCCC Board Meets
The Lake City Community College District Board of Trustees
will meet at 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, 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
appointments.
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.

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Beta Club

Talent Show
Set For
February 26
You are invited to come
out the DCHS Auditorium
on Saturday, February 26,
6:00 P.M. and enjoy the
wonderful Talent Show. This
event is sponsored by the
Beta Club of Dixie County
High School and the general
public is invited to attend.
Admission is $2.00. You
will certainly not want to
miss this exciting Talent -
Variety show.
All, proceeds to towards
Beta Club expenses.


36th Annual
Santa Fe
Community
College Spring
Arts Festival
The 36th Annual Santa Fe
Community College Spring
Arts Festival will be held
Saturday, April 2, 9 am-5:30
pm and Sunday April 3, 1-
5:30pm. Admission is free.
The festival will be held in
two downtown Gainesville
areas; historic ,NE 1st St.
between 2nd and 8th avenues,
and the grounds of historic
Thomas Center mansion on
NE 2nd St. and 6th Ave.
Approximately 250 top
artists from all over the United
States will be displaying their
works. In addition, there will
be a Kid's Art Jungle,
continuous entertainment and
variety of foods.
For more information call
Kathryn Lehman, SFCC
Cultural Programs Coordinator
at (352) 395-5355.


Fowler &
Barber Reunion
The Fowler & Barber
Reunion will be held Saturday,
February 26, 2005 at the First
District Community Center on
SR 349, .approximately' seven
miles north from Old Town
going towards Branford.
If you are kin in anyway or
would like to be kin or just a
friend, you are invited to come
and join in the food and
fellowship.
For more information, call
Evalena Fowler at 352-498-
5031. Ladies, please bring a
covered dish.
Make plans now to come
and join us.


It's Time to Apply for Scholarships
Seniors at Dixie County High School and their parents are
notified that the application forms for local scholarships are now in-
the school guidance office.
Students should get the forms and fill them out as soon as
possible. Questions may be referred to Mrs. Marie Bennett at the
guidance office. The number is 498-6412.

Nationwide ACT Test
To Be Given April 9th
College-bound high school students can take the ACT
Assessment on April 9, 2005, the next nationwide test date. The
registration postmark deadline is March 4. Late registration
postmark deadline is Maich 18 (an additional fee is required for
late registration).
The cost is $28 without writing test and $42 with the writing,
test. Students can receive registration information from their
high school guidance counselors or they can register on ACT's ,
website at www.actstudent.org. The website also features test
tips, practice tests, and a database for students to find out if a.
prospective college requires a writing score.


AARP Sets Safety Classes in Chiefland
An AARP Driver Safety class will be held at the Chiefland Senior Citizen Center, located at 305 SW.
1st Street in Chiefland, on March 7 and 9 at 8:30 a.m..
The AARP program is a classroom refresher course specially designed for mature motorists age 50
and over. The two-day course fee is $10 per person and a certificate of completion will be issued which.
may entitle you to an insurance premium discount, good for three years.
The course helps drivers refine existing skills and develop safe, defensive driving techniques.
To register call Gerry Walling at 352-543-5749.


You really should advertise your business in the Dixie County Advocate. It
reaches more and more people in Dixie County every week.




AT THE EUGENE CURVE


DIXIE ONE STOP
"Your Friendly, Family Operated Store"


Marlboro $2.98 Pk. ...... $25.79 Car.

Virginia Slims- $3.18 Pk., $27.79 Car.
Basic $2.48 Pk., $22.79 Car.
Main Street Cigarettes ..........$13.99 Car.

Cigarette Prices Subject To Chanae


EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO ROLL
YOUR OWN CIGARETTES
Zig Zag, 6 oz. Can $8.39
with coupon
Zig Zag Pouch $1.39
Durango Chew $1.99

Lancaster Chew $2.49


WE ACCEPT FOOD STAMPS!!
Ph. 498-7711 3


MONDAY FEBRUARY 28, Vegetable Beef Soup w/Grilled
Cheese or Corn Dog, Carrot & Raisin Salad, Apple Crisp, Fruit
or Fruit Juice, Milk.
*FCAT Testing Begins For 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades.
TUESDAY MARCH 1. Turkey & Noodles w/Hot Rolls or
Burrito w/Salsa, Steamed Carrots, Fruit or Fruit Juice, Milk.
*FCAT Testing Continues
WEDNESDAY MARCH 2 Chicken Fajitas or Sloppy Joe on
Bun, French Fries,. Fruit or Fruit Juice, Golden Spice Bar w/
Orange Icing & Milk.
*FCAT Testing Continues.
THURSDAY MARCH 3. Breaded Pork Patty w/Rice & Gravy,
Hot rolls or Cheeseburger on Bun w/Trimmings, Steamed Corn,
Fruit or Fruit Juice, Milk
*Kindergarten Field Trip.
FRIDAY MARCH 4- Pizza.or Manager's Choice, French Fries,
Fruit or Fruit Juice, Cookie & Milk.

DCCA Allstar's New
The Dixie County Christian Academy has chosen Hunter
Lindsey as their "Student of the Week." Congratulations, Hunter!,
Keep up the great work.
On Friday, February 18, 2005 our students went on an
educational field trip to Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park.'
Everyone had a blast!
Please continue to pray for our school. For more information
on how you can enroll your child, please call 352-542-3313.

Attention RRMS Parents
It is that time of year again for the FCAT, the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test. The FCAT is used to test the,..
Sunshine State Standards, academic standards used in all public.,
school classrooms. During the 2002-03 school years, Ruth Rains
earned an "A" for the school grand and a "B" during the 2003-04
school year. The faulty believes the students are ready and capable
of reaching an "A" once again.
Please be positive with your child about the FCAT and make
sure he or she is well rested during the week of testing.
All students in grades 6th, 7t, and 8th will be tested on the
following days: Monday (Feb. 28th) FCAT Reading Test,
Tuesday (Mar. 1st) FCAT Math Test, Wednesday (Mar. 2nd"')
Make-up Day, Thursday (Mar. 3rd) NRT (Norm-Referenced Test)
Reading & Math Test, Friday (Mar. 4th) Make-up Day, Monday
(Mar. 7th) 8th Grade Only Science Test, Tuesday (Mar. 8th) Make-
up Day.
The state now requires that all Level l's are remediated and"
there is a possibility that the state will soon require this of all Level
2's.
Thank you and please encourage your child.
Beverly Baumer Principal


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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, February 24, 2005


sidewalks, empty trash,
eliminate weeds, mow grass,
and inform management about
any lighting problems. Treasure
Properties will pressure wash
sidewalks. They plan to
improve the parking lot
surfaces. Several signs will be
installed and ownership will
work with the city to prohibit
loitering in parking areas,
dumping, and vandalizing.
There are also plans to
improve roofing on the
buildings. Treasure and the city
plan to work together on
drainage needs. City officials


Health Department Participates in

Step Up, Florida
The Dixie County Health Department has joined community
participants for fitness and fun during the second annual "Step Up,
Florida on our way to healthy living!" event-a statewide relay
promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyles.
"Our community has so much to offer our citizens and visitors
to help them achieve a healthy and happy lifestyle," DCHD
Administrator/Director Sable Bolling said. "We look forward to
carrying the 'fitness flag' during 'Step Up, Florida!' as a symbol of


Slande Celeste of the Dixie County Health Department welcomes
Shirley Newman and Jerry Prater to the Step Up Florida program,
Monday morning. Participants walked eight miles during the fitness
event.

our continued commitment to promoting health and wellbeing in
our community."
This year, Dixie County received the "fitness flag" from Taylor
County. Dixie officials in turn moved it on to Levy. The official
kickoff for the event took place at 8 am on Monday at the Dixie
County Health Department and continued along the Nature Coast
Greenway, culminating at the Old Town Trailhead at 11:30 am.
Activities included the reading of a proclamation and a pre-walk
warm-up and stretch.
County Health Departments throughout Florida, as well as a
number of state agencies, non-profits, community organizations
and residents, will be involved in Step Up, Florida! activities.
Participants will exercise throughout the state in an effort to
encourage physical fitness and healthy, balanced nutrition-life-'
long healthy habits that can help reduce the obesity epidemic in
Florida.
Designed as a month-long relay event, 'Step Up, Florida!' will
move along the state on four routes where participants will pass a
"fitness flag" from county to county until the routes merge for the
final event in Orlando on February 26.

New FEMA Helpline Hours
-The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA), and the Florida State Emergency
Response Team (SERT) announced that the FEMA Helpline and
registration phone number will be closed Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005.
Also, effective Feb. 7, 2005, the Helpline will be operational from:
8:am 6 pm EST, Monday Saturday, until further notice.
: Floridians who have questions about the status of their disaster
assistance applications or the assistance they have received can call
the Helpline toll free at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-
4.62-7585 for the speech or hearing-impaired. Operators can:
Check on the status of an application; Make applicant information
changes; Request a re-inspection when appropriate; Give
information about federal disaster assistance programs; and Refer
applicants to other federal/state programs and services.
For information on SERT go to www.floridadisaster.org ; For
FEMA, go to www.fema.gov


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By Mike Moore Advocate Staff
There will soon be a new
look to a busy shopping area in
Cross City. Treasure Properties,
a Tampa-based company that
owns Evans Square, is
undertaking an extensive
upgrade. And the
improvements are coming with
the city's help and
encouragement.
The owners plan "to clean
up Evans Square so that we can
provide a clean and safe
environment for customers."
They have hired a new
maintenance company who will
sweep the parking lot and


County Commissioners Discuss Zoning, Possible New

Business and Courthouse Remodeling Suggestions
By Mike Moore Advocate Staff
It was fairly calm, no angry mud boggers or neighbors, but the Dixie County Commission meeting
had its interesting moments Thursday night.
Commissioner Alton Land and Zoning Official Billy Keen discussed zoning and what had been
changed and what had not. Keen explained, and Commission Chairman Marcus Hays reinforced, that
the county must go by Florida Land Use Regulations at all times. Changes were made in 1990 and
these regulations are still in effect. The questions arose when there was discussion about certain parcels
being zoned for business use, and others, not.
The board heard ideas about the leasing of almost 11 /2 acres near the airport to a company that
would be involved with manufacturing aircraft parts. Those involved with the project said between 50-
75 jobs would be created it the facility is placed there. The land adjoins the airport near Cross City.
Emergency Services Director Chad Reed reported on bicycle helmet work at local schools. Local
officers are encouraging bike riders to wear helmets. As an incentive, local restaurants are providing
tokens or coupons for free ice cream cones to be awarded to riders with helmets.
County Coordinator Arthur Bellot presented drawings to the commission, showing how changes
could be made to the courthouse, providing more space to the various offices located there. Clerk Joe
Hubert Allen and his staff are in need of a larger working area and more vault storage space is also
required. The vault is needed to protect official documents. Commissioners looked over Bellot's
suggestions and agreed to study the matter further. All acknowledged that changes are needed and.
working space must be provided to the clerk, sheriff, public defender, judge, state attorney, and
commission. Courtroom and jury facilities must also be provided.
Several issues were tabled and will be discussed at a future meeting.

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moderate and independent voters who have come to feel alienated from our party," said Smith. "And
I've proven that Democrats can win without compromising our core values."
"Democrats must win before we can govern," added Smith. "We must win to have the opportunity
to improve our schools, protect our environment, and help senior citizens and the children, of low-
income families get the health care they need."
"I am a strong believer that the only person who can win the .state of Florida is someone who can
win North Florida," said state Senator Walter "Skip" Campbell (Ft. Lauderdale), a South Florida
Democrat." Rod Smith is that candidate."
Dixie resident, Hal Chewning, Jr. agrees, and that is why he has agreed to head Smith's Dixie
campaign. "Electing Rod Smith is our best hope to. get a North Florida conservative elected,"
Chewning stated. Chewning added that he has known Smith since, he was acting State's Attorney in
Gainesville. "I know the man, and he is the kind of man that I want to represent not only myself and
my family, but my community and state," Chewning added:
While Chewning will be the Chairman here in Dixie, Tommy Varnes, another longtime Dixie
resident, will head up the campaign contributions from our area. Both Chewning and Varnes could not
be more pleased that Smith asked them to join his efforts in securing the governorship.
In an interview this past Monday, Smith stated, "Dixie County is the type of community I have
represented for years and I have made many great friends here'" He added that rural communities,
such as Dixie County have special needs and he knows that he will be able to address those needs and
fight for solutions.
From 1992 through 2000, Smith served as State Attorney in the Gainesville area where he created
the state's first special prosecution unit to prosecute crimes against women and children. He gained
widespread attention in 1994 when he successfully prosecuted Gainesville serial killer Danny Rolling
who was convicted of first-degree murder for the slaying of five college students in 1990. Rolling is
currently on death row.
Smith was elected to the state Senate in 2000 and re-elected in 2002. In the Senate, he successfully
led efforts to strengthen programs to help abused children, fight discrimination in housing, protect the
privacy of crime victims, improve the state's crime prevention initiatives, and reinforce homeland
security. A death penalty supporter, Smith successfully sponsored legislation to ban the execution of
mentally retarded persons.
In 2002, the Florida Police Chiefs Association gave Smith its Legislative Achievement Award for
his efforts to fight crime and improve public safety, and, in 2003, the Miami Herald named Smith the
most effective Democrat in the Florida Senate. Smith was also awarded the 2004 MVP Leadership
Award from the Voices of Children Foundation in recognition of his efforts on behalf of abused,
abandoned and neglected children.
A graduate of the Palm Beach County public school system, Smith earned a B.A. from the
University of Tulsa in 1971 and a law degree in 1975 from the University of Florida where he
currently serves v.as an adjunct professor teaching constitutional law and trial practice. He also
supervises the school's prosecution clinic.
After law school, he practiced law for seventeen years representing the rights of police officers,
firefighters and public employees throughout the state.
Smith, who is 51 years of age, is currently with the law firm of Avera and Avera. He and his wife,
DeeDee, an attorney and advocate for child abuse victims, live on their farm in Alachua County. They
have three children.


Old Timers Day at Troy Springs State Park
Branford -Those who visited Troy Springs prior to 1990 are invited to bring old photos, stories, dive logs,
newspaper clippings or their favorite local recipes to the Annual Old Timers Day at the park on Saturday, March
26th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The event is designed to gather historical information about Troy Springs and the surrounding area. Park staff
is looking for people who grew up near or regularly visited the springs prior to 1990, the year the State acquired
the property. These individuals will be the park's guests of honor and dubbed "Troy Springs Old Timers." The
public is invited to come hear their living history and share in the festivities.
The park will have a computer scanner and video camera at Saturday's event for anybody that would like to
share or donate old photos, newspaper clippings, dive logs or stories about the springs. The donations will become
part of the park's cultural resource collection and be used by staff during development of displays for a proposed
Visitor Center to be housed within the "old log cabin."
For Old Timers, the cost of admission is a donation of a photo, newspaper clipping, dive log or story that
pertains to the springs. For the general public, the standard park fees apply. All are invited to bring a covered dish.
Anyone with questions, please call Mebane Cory-Ogden at (386) 935-4835.


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are doing their part with
improved trash pick-up and
cleaning the old right-of-way
areas.
Rear areas will be for
service activities only.
"We are pleased at the
efforts being made," said City
Manager Mike Cassidy. "This
is a very visible area in town
and we want to help in any way
we can."
The changes are slated in
the front portion of the
shopping center. There are
other owners involved with the
rear structures.


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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, February 24, 2005


Castro & Bartlett Exchange Vows
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Mathis & Sanchez

Announce Engagement


Suwannee River ... .. "'

Baptist Valentine

Dinner
Suwannee River Baptist
Church of Old Town held their'"
annual Valentine's dinner on ''
Sunday, February 13, at the .
church annex. The occasion was
sponsored and catered by the
WMU's (Womens Missionary .'
Union) of the church.
Everyone enjoyed an evening
of fellowship and festivities in a
decorative atmosphere of red
hearts and flowers. Reigning ',
king and queen, Bro. Bobby [.
Lindsey, and wife, Sis. Irene r
capped off the evening by "
choosing a new king and queen a
to carry the reign through 2005. SRBC King Leonard Scramlin & Queen Eloise Beauchamp
After much consideration, Bro.
Leonard Scramlin was chosen to reign as the new Valentine's King and Sis. Eloise Beauchamp was ,
chosen to be the reigning Queen for 2005.
After the crowning ceremony, everyone enjoyed a fabulous Italian dinner with all the trimmings,.
made by the women of WMU's.
King Leonard was also given a surprise birthday party during all the festivities in celebration of his
52nd birthday. All the church members showered him with gifts and a birthday cake, which really madev'
him feel like a king. Happy Birthday, Leonard; we love you!


Robert & Nicole Bartlett
Nicole Castro and Robert "Bob" Bartlett exc
vows on November 6, 2004 at an outdoor wed'
Lange Farm in Dade City, Florida.
Nicole is the daughter of Omar & Deb
granddaughter of Digna Castro and Jan & Harry Pa
Bob is. the son of Wayne & Ann Bartlett and g
Kelly and Emma Bartlett.
The newlywed honeymooned in St. Lucia Isla
reside in Tampa, FL.

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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....7:00 P.M.
Prayer Meeting rch
Wednesday ............7:00 P.M. A c

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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


Lacey Rae Mathis & Herman (Trey) Sanchez
Connie Ray and Jeannie Mathis of Steinhatchee, FL are proud
to announce the engagement of their daughter Lacey Rae Mathis to
Herman (Trey) Sanchez. Trey is the son of Herman, Jr. and
Virginia Sanchez of Cross City, FL. Lacey is a 2004 Dixie County
High School graduate and is currently attending Tallahassee
Community College. -Trey is a 2004 Dixie County High School
graduate and is employed with Sanchez Farms of Cross City.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Polly Jenkins and
William and Pat McMullen of Perry, FL and Evelyn and Buddy
Webb of Steinhatchee, FL and the late Freddie 'Ray Mathis of
Perry, FL. The groom-elect is the grandson of Eddie and Judy
Marsh and Herman and Ann Sanchez of Cross City, FL and
Tommy and Elaine Jones of Trenton, FL.
The wedding will be held May 7th, 2005 at 6:00 P.M. at the
Steinhatchee Landing in the Dancing Waters Chapel. A reception
will follow at Fiddler's Restaurant in Steinhatchee, FL. No local
invitations are being sent, but all family and friends are invited to
attend.


Behold the Tabernacle of God
is as much Continued from last week. I the Day of the Lord say let us believe
heir vibra- what the Bible say and quit trying to make it mean what we want to hear.
eir music. You are not going anywhere during the Day of the Lord. The thing you
ell Holmes been looking for is what you been looking with, Jesue with you. John
14:19-20 Yet a little while, and the world seethe me no more; but ye see
me : because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am
ate in my father, and ye in me and I in you. Read (Matthew, Chapter 24) The
Elect of God will be right here on this earth... Not to be deceived, nor to
suffer the wrath of God... But to be anointed with the spirit without
ing measure, to be the "battle-ax and weapons of war" (Jer., 51:20) with which
God will break in piecesthe nations.. and destroy kingdoms. I the Day of
the'Lord, say the kinfgdoms of this .'.orld -hhall become Ihe kmincgd.m of our
Lord. It is here on earth that the battle has been fought, and it is here the
Victory will be won! Glory be to our God! This is the High'Calling of God
in Christ Jesus! Praise God for it! I the day of the Lord say Yes darkness
-o faces Babylon, and confusion is her portion. Even now (Job. '5:14) "They
church meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the moonday as in the
night." And as the light increases for those in christ, so shall darkness
blanket those who dwell in the shadow of the Harlot and her daughters.
Flee from her my people, lest ye pe partakers of her plagues. Ye have
reveled in her delicacies, but her hour is come. Continued next week.


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


EVERYONE WELCOME


Pastor
Daniel Graham


Calvary Temple

News
Springtime is my favorite
time of year. Everything seems
so fresh and clean with new
life springing forth
everywhere. That which has
been suppressed by the
harshness of winter has been
waiting its season of
emergence. That is kind of
how it feels at Calvary Temple
right now. Like springtime!
We certainly appreciate the
faithfulness of God's people
who continued to stand strong
in the faith during our winter
season. Fresh fire, fresh vision.
- We also appreciate the 'many
new people who have chosen
to make Calvary their home
church and the "free tapes"
that are provided throughout
the community via our Media
Ministry are a pleasure to
distribute. Seldom does a week
go by without us receiving
wonderful testimonies by
phone or mail. Due to the
anointing that seems to be
upon this outreach ministry we
are in the process of
expanding. We will include
more locations and also',
include C.D.s as well. There
are some who send financial
support toward this ministry.
We appreciate this! For
approximately four years and
thousands of tapes we have
never charged. We just
purchased over two thousand
dollars in new equipment and
supplies. Thank you! You
make it possible! We would
like for you to come vist us at
Calvary. We need people just
like you. We have several
areas of ministry that are


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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.
I EVERYONE WELCOME! I
Pastor David B. Downing
At The Intersection Of Camp St. & Horseshoe Beach Rd.

YOU ARE INVITED TO WORSHIP WITH US AT
Suwannee Baptist Church
Ph. (352) 542-7573 SR 349 in Suwannee, FL
Fred Edwards, Pastor
SUNDAY
Sunday School,.......9:45 A.M.
Morning Worship ..... 11:00 A.M.
Evening Worship.......7:00 P.M.
WEDNESDAY
Prayer Meeting.........7:00 P.M.

A Friendly Loving Chlurcl


Holy Cross Catholic Church
CHURCH MASS Sunday 11:30 A.M.
BINGO Every Tuesday
Doors open at 10:30 a.m.
Games begins at 11:00 a.m.
(352) 498-5671
Located on Hwy. 19 S of Cross City
Father Joseph Maniangat, Pastor

First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee
498-2108
P.O. BOX 342 Steinhatchee, FL 32359
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Opportunities for Worship ..
Sunday
Sunday School ---- 10:00 AM
Morning Worship---11:00 AM
Evening Worship ---. 6:00 PM
Wednesday
Prayer Meeting -------7:00 PM Igr
Awana 6:30 PM -'
Leon Holden. Pastor
"I was glad when tiley said unto me, let usgo into their house of the LORD." Psalms 122:1


always in need. None in the
spotlight and none particularly
glamorous, but each one very
necessary in order for the
church to function properly.
Come see us soon! Ordinary
people serving an extra
ordinary God!
Thank You
We would like to take this
opportunity to say "Thank
You" to everyone for their
kindness during the sickness
and recent death of our
beloved Mother, Ruby
Christian. The food, the
beautiful flowers, your cards
and visits and most of all your
prayers were all a comfort to
us.
A special thanks to the
wonderful ladies of First
Methodist Church who
prepared and served a most
delicious and welcomed lunch.
A special, special thank
you to the employees of Cross
City Rehab for the Care she
received the past two years. It
-was excellent and your hugs
unforgettable, your kindness
will not be forgotten. "God
bless each of you.
For Eva,and Gilbert Byrd
and family,. Wanda and Pete
Dubois and family, Curtis and
Delora Christian and family.


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"First Things
First, Priorities of
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Eight weeks of
study beginning
January 10th & 11th

Monday at 6:30
p.m. and Tuesday
at noon First
Baptist Church of
Cross City, Florida

Teacher Nancy
Holifield
All ladies of the
community are
welcome!
Nursery provided for all
teaching sessions.
Sponsored by:
First Baptist Church of Cross
City, Florida
Live the Life Ministries of

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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 Fanmily Training Hour
Includes ""
Adult & Teen Ministry,
Boy's Brigade & Girl's Club
7:30 P.M.
Nursery For Al Servces Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey
Proclaiming The Full Gospel ForAll People Pastor
YOU ARE INVITED TO



"The Church With /An Open Dcoor"
SUNDAY ,
Sunday School 9:45 A.M.
Morning Worship..................... 11:00 A.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 ,
Welcome To Gods House
FIRSTBA4PTZST CHURCH
of OLT r0w/v/
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.

Rock Sink
Baptist Church
13 Miles North of Old Town on SR 349
SUNDAY
Bible Study .......9:45 A.M.
Morning Worship......... 11:00 A.M.
Discipleship Training........6:00 P.M.
Evening Worship........7:00 P.M.
WEDNESDAY
'Prayer Service........7:00 P.M.
.Choir Practice........7:45 P.M.
A CHURCH FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!


OLD TOWN UNiv

METHODIST CHURCH
US HWY. 19-98 ** 542-7954
Pastor, Rev. Carl Rainear
Sunday Worship 9:30 A.M.
Church School........... 11.00 A.M.
Wed. Choir Practice 7:00 P.M.


"Come Let Us Worship
& Adore Him"


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GIRL TALK III


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



Agape' Christian Center
"Where I bTo re Known By TourLove"
River Road 66 SW 964th -- Old Town
Sunday Worship Io 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
HOG ROAST February 26 4:00 PM.
Preaching The Whole Word of God
Pastor -J.D. Clark Ph. (352) 21i-o0O5
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, February 24, 2005


Abundant Life and Living
St. John 8:36 (KJV) Jesus said who He set free is free indeed.
Oh! What a wonderful life: being free in spirit to feel God's
presence living on the inside of us, directing our steps, covering and
protecting us from all evil.
When we behold all people we can see the
express image of God. If we look beyond the
physical body and see the divine inner self,
everything is beautiful. We see God in action.
He is the very breath we breathe. He is our
f t strength we use to walk, talk, sit, and stand. In
him we live move and have our being. The
whole world is full of his glory He is the love
we share with others. He energizes the
beautiful sunrise and sunset, also the brilliant
....... light of the moon and stars, the cold and heat.
Lucille Every beautiful snowflake is said to have its
Stockton own unique design.
His human creation is unique, each one of us is here for a divine
purpose, none of us are the same, we have our own space and a job
to contribute to this world to make it beautiful. God is depending on
us to be his custodians, as he depended on Adam and Eve in Eden.
He gave us Jesus for our example. We too, have freedom of choice
as they did
"Love Life And Live It"


New Prospect Baptist News
Sunday was a beautiful day, yet another of God's blessings with
which He so mercifully and lovingly provides us. Our choir
sounded really good, and Bro. Billy brought God's messages from
Mark 4:35-41, focusing on verse 38 for the evening message. We
were blessed with two special songs Sunday night, one by Bros.
Jody Mayo and Danny Riels, the second by Mrs. Ruby Osteen and
Danny. We really appreciate those who give of their talents for
God's glory and our listening pleasure.
Our girls are looking forward to the Girl Talk Retreat at Pickett
Lake on Feb. 25th and 26th, an over-nighter. On Saturday night,
Feb. 26th we will host a Community Sing beginning at 6:00 P. M.
at 'New Prospect; please come and hear some good gospel music
and singing---you won't regret it!
Remember, you're always welcome to visit New
Prospect. ..we'd love to have you with us. Hope you're having a
good week; remember to pray for one another, the folks on the
prayer lists, and our President and military personnel. May God
bless and keep you.



Faith Baptist Church News
Today was a wonderful day at Faith. The weather was
delightful. We had several visitors and Bro. Jackie did his usual
great job of delivering the messages that God had laid on his heart.
The special music was beautiful as usual. If you missed either
service, you truly missed a blessing.
Our Spring Revival is coming up next month. The "Easter
Family" will be here Saturday night, March 12th in concert, which
will be free except for a love offering, and they will be selling
tapes, etc. The revival will begin Sunday, March 13'h and continue
through Wednesday, March 16 Plan now to attend. There will be
some great Bluegrass Gospel music and some good old-fashioned
preaching from the Easters. Ask a friend or relative to come with
you. God will bless you for it.
Remember this week to pray for the sick; those who have lost
loved ones, and the unconcerned. Invite someone to come to
Sunday.School and church with you. We'll be looking for you
next week. Until then, may God bless you and keep you happy and
healthy.


The Word Made
Flesh
"The Divine Trinity"
S Continued from last week. I
the son of man, say there is a
Divine Trinity; Namely, the Father
the son, and -the Holy Spirit. The
Unity of God is acknowledged and
received throughout the whole
world, wherever there is religion
and sound reason. They're for the
Trinity if God could not be known;
for if it had been known yea, if
only declared,, concerning .the
Trinity of God, man would have
thought of a plurality of God's
which both religion and also sound
reason abhor. I the son of man, say,
There fore the Trinity of God
could not be known except from
the Word; neither could it be a
contradiction which begets a
monentity. The Trinity of God did
not actually exist before the son of
God the savior of the world was
bor; and before that there was not
Unity in Trinity and Trinity in
Unity. I the son of man, say the
salvation of the human race
depends upon the Trinity of God,
which at the same time is Unity.
By the Trinity of God which at the
same time is Unity, is meant the
Divine Trinity in one Person. The
Lord the savior of the world taught
that there is a Divine Trinity,
namely the father, the son, and the
spirit; for He commanded His
disciples to baptize in the name of
the Father, of the Son, and of the
Holy Spirit; He also said that He,
would send to them the Holy spirit
from the Father; He more over
often times mentioned by name the
Father, and called Hi self His son,
and He breated upon His disciples,
saying, "Receive ye the Holy
Spirit." Furthermore, when Jesus
was baptized in Jordan there came
forth a voice from the Father,
saying, "This is my beloved son,"
and the spirit appeared over Him in
the form of a dove. I the son of
man, say The angel Gabriel also
said to Mary," The Holy Spirit
shall come upon thee, and the
,power of the Most High shall
overshadow thee, and the Holy one
that shall be born of thee shall be
called the son of God." The Most
High" is God, the father. The
Apostles likewise in their epistles
often name the Father, the Son and
the Holy spirit; and John in his first
Epistle say, "There are three that
bear witness in heaven, the Father
of the word, and the Holy Spirit,"
ete.. Love you, continued next
week.


Free Church

Pews
Walker Creek Bethel
Baptist Church, Hatchbend,
has a number of pews that will
gladly be given away to
another church. Please call
Pastor Ernest Lambert at 386-
935-6543 for more
information.


"Amazing Grace and Daddy"
He always had something to say, and if money he owed,
he would pay
A stranger, he never met one, and friends he would not shun
His life was complete and at the top, and in one day
it seemed to stop
For in the Gulf on Momma came a stroke, life changed,
it was like his spirit broke
Days come and went, one could watch as he became "sadly bent"
It seemed "lost thoughts" pulled him away, for you see to be still,
he could not stay
Yes, some of his ways were of poor example to us, but folks,
you know God never made a fuss
Words I spoke of his actions I've had to repent, Jesus paid it all,
forgiveness doesn't cost a cent
To judge him "please don't" I say, for of idle words
we will surely pay
And of you must know, that many years ago
This man taught "his-kids" the Lord to know, yes, together they
taught each one of us to pray
Kneeling each night around the bed prayers we'd say, and
"Blessings" over meals each day
Daddy made sure each of us. knew to pray, and always knew
Jesus Christ is the only way
Tuesday, the 25t", the call came, and life would never be the same
Us "kids" with Momma to the hospital made a rush, it seemed you
felt "a loss" with each hush
He was so ill, this time it would take more than a pill
For little did we know, that so soon we'd miss daddy so
Yes, a preacher, he came, but communication, it was lame
See folks, God, He had a plan, for this man of the Petty clan
A grandson, Steven on a mission he came, For God's Word,
he would claim
You see "a Prayer" was being answered so bold,
more precious than gold
The grandson with Daddy he prayed, yes, he knew the
Lord he had obeyed
Daddy repented "he made it right" yes he did, he humbled himself
and became a "Kings' Kid"
And all his sinswere gone; He was on his way to a heavenly home
So don't judge this man and his days, Remember,
Jesus blood at Calvary cleared the way
Just to know yes "All is well", for Daddy he drank of
the "Living water"
Like the woman at the well
"To God Be The Glory" the children & grandchildren
of W. H. Petty
Card of Thanks


In Memory
of

Ralph Joseph


Cassidy
It has been 2 years since
you departed this world. I love
and think of you every day and
night and miss you so.
But I know you are with
Jesus now in Heaven. No more
pain or worries where we will
all be some day.
Forever, together...
Your Wife Lillie Cassidy


Prayer
Holy Spirit,
You who solve all problems,
who lights all roads so that I
can obtain my goals.. You who
give me the Divine gift to
forgive and to forget all evil
against me and that in all
instances of my life, You are
with me. I want in this short
prayer to thank You for all
things and to confirm that I
never want to be separated
from you, even and in spite of
all material illusions. I wish to
be with You in eternal glory.
Thank you for your mercy
toward me and mine.
The person must say this
prayer for three consecutive
days. After three days the favor
requested will be granted even
though it may appear difficult.
This prayer must be published
immediately after the favor is
granted without mentioning the
favor, only your initials should
appear at the bottom.


We the Family of the late Ethel Ellenberg, would like to extend our gratitude to everyone' that
offered their sympathies and prayers in our time of mourning. We would also like to say thank you for
the beautiful cards and flowers that were sent.
Finally we would like to say a special thank you to our many friends of Horseshoe Beach for all of
their thoughts, prayers and the many wonderful meals that you prepared for our family.
Sincerely,
The Ellenberg Family



CARD OF THANKS


My heartfelt thanks and appreciation to my many
friends, former classmates and relatives in my
I hometown of Cross City for your care and concern I
during my recent open heart surgery. I


Your calls, visits, cards, flowers and most of all your
prayers have been outstanding.


God Bless You & Keep You.
Rena Vee Scaff


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Sunday School............10:00 a.m. -Children's Ministry
Morning Worship.........11:00 a.m. -Youth Ministry
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
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Children's Church.............................. 10:30 A.M.
Morning Worship.... ...................... 10:45 A.M.
Jake Cravey, Pastor (Can Be Heoard On Randifc Station 101 7-11:00 a.m.)
INursery Provided
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If you love me WEDNESDAY
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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.


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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.


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Morning Worship...................11:00 a.m.
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Sunday Evening 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening.................7:30 p.m.
Nursery Provided
Pastor Marvin & Janice Parsley


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Adult Choir................. 7:30 p.m.


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7m/iles North of O/ld Town on SR 349
Danny Rogers,Pastor
Sunday School 9:45 A.M.; Worship Service- 11:00A.M.;
Church Training 6:00 P.M.; Evening Worship 7:00 P.M.;
Women's Prayer Group 3rd Tuesday 10:00 A.M.
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Obituaries


Marie Booth
Marie Booth, 76, passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2005 in
Suwannee Health Care, Live Oak, Florida following a long illness.
Mrs. Booth was a former resident of Branford and had resided
in Dixie County for the past 30 years. She was a homemaker and
of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband, James Booth of Old Town, FL;
four daughters, Gloria Ann Booth of Tatum, TX, Mary Ann Booth
of Pensacola, FL, Virginia Burch of Chiefland, FL, and Edna West
of Old Town, FL; one sister, Elsie Warren of Branford, FL; 12
grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and one great-great
grandchild. Mrs. Booth is predeceased in death by one son, Charles
Booth.
A Graveside service was held Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at
4:00 pm in Oak Grove Cemetery, Branford, Florida.
Daniels Funeral Home, Inc. of Branford was in charge of all
arrangements.

Ethel Ilene Ellenberg
Mrs. Ethel Ilene Ellenberg of Chokoloskee, FL, passed away
Thursday, February 10, 2005 at her home. She was 62. Ethel was
born in Chiefland, FL. She spent 29 years in Dixie County before
moving to Chokoloskee. She
was a loving and devoted wife,
mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her
husband, James (Brother)
Ellenberg of Chokoloskee, FL;
sot, James V. (Sambo)
Ellenberg of Horseshoe Beach;
daughter; Tonya Lynn Weeks
of Chokoloskee, FL; brother
T.J. Weeks of Everglades City,
FL; sisters Sally Cherry and
Sherry Glover both of .
Horseshoe Beach; 5
grandchildren and her first
great-grandchild is expected in
May. Ethel Ilene Ellenberg
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 16, 2005
at 1 r am at Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend
James Butler officiating. Burial followed at New Prospect Baptist
Church Cemetery in Old Town.

Lou Ann Parsons
Lou Ann Parsons, 68, of Old Town, Florida passed away on
Saturday, February 19, 2005. Born in Sarasota, Florida, Mrs.
Parsons moved from Tennessee to the Old Town area 17 years ago.
Mrs. Parsons was a School Bus Driver 'for Dixie District Schools
and of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Parson is survived by her four daughters, Donna Wilson
of Old Town, FL, Cheryl Stephens of Sarasota, FL, Teresa Frost of
Trenton, FL and Pat Arcadi of Old Town, FL; son Robert
Chumney, Jr. of Old Town, FL; sister Betty Ann Whitsett of
Winter Haven, FL; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
A Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at
11:00 am at Old McCrabb Cemetery with Rev. bobby Bryan
officiating. Family received friends and family on Tuesday,
February 22, 2005 at Watson Funeral. Home in Trenton, FL.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Activity
Fund at Tri-County Nursing Home, Trenton, FL.

William C. Reese
William C. Reese, 70, died Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at the
Hospice of the Tri-Counties Care Center in Chiefland. He was
born in Cullman, Alabama and served his country in the Air Force
during the Korean War.
Mr. Reese was an automobile mechanic for many years and
resided in Hanceville, AL until moving to Florida in 1967. Locally,
he was employed by Big T Goodyear in Holiday and later for the
S.J. Kelly Pumping Station for the Pinellas County Water
Department. He was a member of the Inverness VFW, the Odd
Fellows of Tarpon Springs, and the Masonic Lodge of Cullman,
AL.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Betty; his son, William
C. Reese, Jr., both of Old Town; his daughter, Lori Blackburn of
Inverness; a brother, Jesse of Cullman, AL; a sister, Peggy, of
Houston, TX; three grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.
Veterans Cremation & Burial Society was in charge of the
arrangements.


Linnie Lorine Rollison
Mrs. Linnie Lorine Rollison of Horseshoe Beach passed away:
Thursday, February 17, 2005 at North Florida Regional Medical
Center. She was 74. Mrs. Rollison was born in Shired Island and
lived her entire life in Dixie County. She was a member of the
Cross City Church of God and a homemaker.
She is survived by.sons, Raymond (Pam) Rollison and Glen
(Phyllis) Rollison, both of Horseshoe Beach and Ricky (Angelia)
Rollison of Oxford, Florida; daughters, Yvonne (Johnnie) Lanier,
Carol Driggers and Linda (Gary) Fowler all of Cross City;
brothers, Lester Osteen of Cross City, Edward Osteen of
Horseshoe Beach and Anderson Osteen of Old Town; 13
Funeral services for Mrs. Rocison were held Sunday, February
20, 2005 at 3:00 pm at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. Ed Ivey and Rev. James Butler officiating. Burial
followed at Butler Cemetery, Horseshoe Beach, FL. A visitation
was held Saturday evening at the funeral home.
Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick Gooding
Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida 352-498-5400.

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Spring Creek Unit Hunting Format is Changed
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) converted the Big Bend Wildlife
Management Area (WMA) Spring Creek Unit, located in Taylor County, to a still hunt area during the
February commission meeting held in Panama City Beach.
The approved rule prohibits dogs other than bird dogs or retrievers except during small game
season. Nighttime hunting of raccoon during small game season will continue to be allowed. The new
rule no longer allows the use of dogs for hunting deer. A muzzleloading gun season was also
established under the new rule.
According to John Ault, Regional Public Hunting Areas Coordinator, the FWC
commissioners adopted the recommendation to change the 14,600-acre WMA to a still hunt area
because there had been complaints of deer dogs trespassing onto private property from the WMA.
"For several years, the Commission has taken various types of actions to solve the problem
but was only marginally successful. Law Enforcement officers focused their attention on the area, but
'the trespass problems continued. The commission felt the only way to solve the problem was to stop
deer dog hunting on the area," Ault explained.
A public input meeting was held in Perry during early December between the FWC, deer dog
hunters and property leasees; however, no new solutions were proposed that were acceptable to both
groups, according to Ault.
The new rules become effective July 1, 2005.


FWC Simplifies Application Process for Hunts
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will begin accepting applications
for quota hunt permits and special-opportunity hunt permits for next year's hunting seasons through its
Total Licensing System (TLS) this summer.
This means hunters will submit their applications at any one of the more than 600 license agents
who sell hunting and fishing licenses, all county tax collectors' offices or from FWC's Web site,
MyFWC.com. For the first time since 1975, hunters will not mail application forms to Tallahassee to
apply for the quota hunt permits.
"Handling thousands of paper applications and dealing with numerous telephone complaints from
hunters who missed random drawings because the postal service took longer than expected to deliver
their applications was cumbersome and inefficient," said Eddie White, FWC's quota hunt coordinator.
"We have been issuing licenses and permits through the TLS since 2003, and this is a planned
progression to streamline the hunt permit application process."
Hunters seeking special-opportunity hunt permits will be the first to use this new application
process. Between May 1 and June 15, hunters will be able to submit as many $5 special-opportunity
applications as they would like through license agents, county tax collectors' offices or online at
MyFWC.com. Application forms will be available at all FWC regional offices beginning April 20.
"Once the random drawing is completed, we will send invoices to successful applicants," White
said. "They then take the invoice to any license agent, pay a permit fee by the specified deadline and
walk out with permit in hand. If one chooses to pay online, delivery of the permit will take seven to 10
days."
Hunters seeking quota hunt permits can apply from June 1-11 at license vendors, county tax
collectors' offices or online at MyFWC.com. Application forms will be available at all tax collectors'
offices and FWC regional offices beginning May 15. These forms are still necessary to provide license
agents with hunt choices, dates and personal information.
"During this period, you can submit applications online minutes before the deadline and know your
application was accepted," White said. "You will be able to walk away from a license agent with a
receipt showing the type of quota application you submitted, which drawing you are in and what
choices you made."


Smoked Fish Being Recalled Due to Health Risks
Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson announced last
week that Florida Smoked Fish of Miami is recalling its packages of The Boy's Farmer Market brand of
"Smoked Nova Salmon" because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes,
an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly
people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Although healthy persons may suffer only short term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache,
stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths
among pregnant women, or the baby may be born with listeriosis.
The recalled "Smoked Nova Salmon" was distributed nationwide. The "Smoked Nova Salmon"
comes in a clear, plastic wrapped, package with a use-by date of 4/24/05, batch 31997. No illnesses
have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The contamination was noted after testing by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer
Services revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the "Smoked Nova Salmon." Production
of the product has been suspended while the company continues its investigation as to the source of the
problem. .
Consumers who have purchased "Smoked Nova Salmon" are urged to return them to the place of
purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Irvin Norfleet, (305) 621-7600.


Florida Leaders Visit Colombia for Trade Talks
Governor Jeb Bush Monday arrived in Bogota, Colombia leading more than '180 Florida business,
economic development and political leaders on the largest trade mission from a state in the United
States to ever visit the country, and one of the largest in Florida's-history. The Team Florida Colombia
mission activities are scheduled to take place in Bogota, Colombia's capital and largest city, between
today and Wednesday, February 23rd
"Colombia is the Sunshine State's sixth largest trading partner and one of Florida's most important
partners in the region," said Governor Bush. "The attention and interest that this trade mission has
generated throughout the state is a testament to the dynamism and importance of the Florida-Colombia
relationship today, and to the bright future that lies ahead of us."
During the two-day trade mission, Governor Bush will meet with Colombian President Alvaro
Uribe, Foreign Trade Minister Luis Humberto Botero, Colombian Ambassador to the United State Luis
Alberto Moreno, and the U.S. Ambassador to Colombia William Wood. Governor Bush has met with
President Uribe twice in less than a year, during the President's two previous visits to Florida, and will
speak with him today to more than 500 Florida and Colombian business leaders at an official luncheon
organized by Proexport Colombia, the Colombian government's trade promotion agency. Governor
Bush will also have a series of high-level business and trade development meetings with Colombia's
preeminent industry leaders, including the Colombian American Chamber of Commerce and the
Bogota Chamber of Commerce.


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FISHERMAN'S GUIDE TO TIDE AND RIVER LEVELS
Tides for the Coast of Dixie County
February 25 March 24,2005
4181 29' 30.0' N 83' 22.0' W Pepperfish Keys, Gulf Coast-cont
Day Date Moon HI FT LO FT HI FT LO FT HI FT
Fri 25-Feb 3:02 AM 3.1 9:51 AM -0.3 3:41 PM 3.1 10:09 PM 0.1
Sat 26-Feb 3:37 AM 3.1 10:13 AM -0.2 3:59 PM 3.2 10:42 PM -0.1
Sun 27-Feb 4:15 AM 3 10:38 AM 0.1 4:18 PM 3.2 11:18 PM -0.2
Mon 26-Feb 4:58 AM 2.8 11:05 AM 0.4 4:39 PM 3.2 11:59 PM -0.3
Tues 1-Mar 5:49AM 2.6 11:36AM 0.7 5:05 PM 3.2
Wed 2-Mar 12:51 AM -0.3 6:55AM 2.3 12:12 PM 1.1 5:37 PM 3.1
Thu 3-Mar 2:01 AM -0.2 8:31 AM 2 12:57 PM 1.5 6:19 PM 3
Fri 4-Mar 3:35 AM -0.2 10:39 AM 2.1 2:15 PM 1.8 7:29 PM 2.8
Sat 5-Mar 5:09 AM -0.4 12:06 PM 2.3 4:26 PM 1.9 9:41 PM 2.7
Sun 6-Mar 6:22 AM -0.7 12:55 PM 2.6 6:11 PM. 1.6 11:30 PM 2.9
Mon 7-Mar 7:18 AM -0.8 1:32 PM 2.8 7:15 PM 1.2
Tues 8-Mar 12:40 AM 3.2 8:04 AM -0.9 2:04 PM 3 8:05 PM 0.8
Wed 9-Mar 1:36 AM 3.4 8:44 AM -0.8 2:33 PM 3.1 8:49 PM 0.3
Thu 10-Mar NM 2:25 AM 3.4 9:18 AM -0.5 3:00 PM 3.2 9:30 PM 0
Fri 11-Mar 3:11 AM 3.4 9:49 AM -0.1 3:24 PM 3.P 10:10 PM -0.3
Sat 12-Mar 3:55 AM 3.2 10:15 AM 0.2 3:45 PM 3.3 10:49 PM -0.4
Sun 13-Mar 4:37AM 2.9 10:38AM 0.6 4:04 PM 3.3 11:28PM -0.4
Mon 14-Mar 5:21 AM 2.6 10:58 AM 0.9 4:23 PM 3.3
Tues 15-Mar 12:09AM -0.2 6:09AM 2.2 11:17AM 1.2 4:43 PM 3.1
Wed 16-Mar 12:59AM 0.1 7:13AM 1.9 11:35AM 1.4 5:05 PM 3
Thu 17-Mar FQ 2:11 AM 0.3 9:12 AM 1.7 11:46AM 1.7 5:34 PM 2.7
Fri 18-Mar 4:02 AM 0.4 6:19 PM 2.4
Sat 19-Mar 5:37 AM 0.3 12 35 PM 2.1 4:24 PM 2 9:47 PM .2.2
Sun 20-Mar 6:34AM 0.2 .12:53 PM 2.4 6:20 PM 1.7 11:38 PM 2.4
Mon 21-Mar 7:13AM 0 1:15 PM 2.6 7:06 PM 1.3
Tues 22-Mar 12:28 AM 2.7 7:44 AM 0 1:38 PM 2.8 7:42 PM 0.9
Wed 23-Mar 1:07 AM 2.9 8:10 AM 0 1:59 PM 3 8:15 PM 0.6
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Catfish Fun to Catch and Eat
Few anglers will ever have an opportunity to try to reel in a
freight train, but people who hook one of Florida's monstrous
catfish have a pretty good idea of what it would feel like. One of
the reasons Florida owns the bragging rights to the "Fishing
Capital of the World" title is this state's lakes and rivers are
crammed with catfish -- and some top the scales at 60 pounds or
more.
For lots of Florida fish fry fanciers, however, it's not so much
the fight as it is the vision of fresh catfish fillets in a deep fryer that
makes anglers giddy. Roll the fillets in corn meal and drop them
gently into hot vegetable oil, and keep an eye on them while you
mix up some hush puppies. Then you whip up some cheese grits
and coleslaw. Brew up some iced tea, and come suppertime, you
will have arrived in Dixie, no matter where you are. It will be the
kind of feast that, as we southerners like to say, "makes you want
to swat your momma's hunting dog." Actually, we don't really say
that; it just sounds like something we'd say.
"You can catch catfish pretty much all year long, the
regulations are pretty simple, the techniques are easy and you can
catch catfish from shore 'without having to buy a lot of fancy
equipment," said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation,
Commission (FWC) biologist Kimberly Bonvechio. "All it takes is
a hook, line, sinker and some kind of bait that smells: awful or is,
otherwise attractive to catfish."
Blue catfish and flathead catfish, both found primarily in rivers,
are the largest catfish species in this state's waters. The state record
blue catfish is a 61.5-pound monster, and the state record flathead
weighed in at 49.4 pounds. Channel catfish occur all over the state.
The state record is 44.5 pounds, while the record for the channel
catfish's smaller cousin, the white catfish, is 18.9 pounds.
Other catfish species in Florida's waters include the abundant,
but smaller, brown and yellow bullheads, which have rounded
tails, rather than forked tails like the others.,
"Channel cats, white cats and bullheads are good targets for
kids just learning to fish," Bonvechio said. "The equipment is
simple, you can catch them from a pier or shore, and you don't
have to get up early on a weekend to go after them. In fact, the best
times to gotafter catfish are just before dusk and at night."
She said catfish's "whiskers" or barbels are loaded with
sensory cells that enable catfish to find food by smell. That's why
successful catfish anglers use baits with strong odors like chicken
liver or gizzards, shrimp, cut mullet and commercial stink baits.
"Catfish are kind of like dogs in that respect," Bonvechio said.
"The worse it stinks, the better they like it, although catfish also
will take less fragrant baits, such as. earthworms and freshwater
clams."
Suwannee and Santa Fe Rivers Catfish love the lime rock
areas throughout these rivers, particularly in the upper and middle
reaches. They like the deadfalls in the lower rivers. Channel
catfish, white catfish and bullheads bite year-round, but .the big
channel cats like to get caught from late April through June. If you
decide to fry up some potatoes to go with the fish, do them in
separate oil. You wouldn't want your catfish to taste like potatoes.


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FWC Seeks Input on Regulations
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) invites the public to make suggestions on changes to the
20,06 2007 hunting and freshwater fishing regulations.
Every two years, the FWC provides the opportunity for the
public to recommend improvements to, or address new
opportunities related to the way the FWC manages Florida's
abundant game and freshwater fish species, according to Roland
Garcia, Regional Director of the FWC's North Central Region. ..
"We ask that you carefully consider any ideas you may have,
print a copy of the Public Input Form (available at:
http://myfwc.com/rule_making/PIPNorthCentral.pdf ) and then
complete and return it to the North Central Regional Office in
'Lake City for each change you propose by March 31," explained
Garcia. 1.
The forms can also be obtained from the Regional Office-by
calling 386.758.0525.
"We request that each form address only one idea or change.
Tell us as much as you can about your proposal and why your idea
will make hunting or freshwater fishing better or how it vill
improve the condition of our freshwater fish and wildlife
resources," he said.
This is not the time to suggest changes to statutes or license
fees, nor address regulations on saltwater fishing, endangered
species or other programs of the Commission. There is a separate
opportunity, in June of each year, for saltwater fishing issues t&be
evaluated and discussed.
Regulation changes resulting from this process will not become
effective until July 2006. Hunting .regulation changes will be
published in public hunt management area brochures well in
advance of the 2006-2007 Seasons.
For more information about the public input process, please go
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Being Presidents Day
and all on Monday, it got
me to thinking that if per
chance we had been looking
for new faces to put on the
Mt. Rushmore of sports in
the past 30 days, we might
have been a little shy in the
immortals department.
In one fell swoop
last week, the National
Hockey League and Jose
Canseco took down two


Baseball's numbers were seriously
tainted. Jose didn't really do it by himself.
Evidently he had plenty of company indulging in
steroids. He was just to first .one stupid enough to
admit it.
Peil aps Canseco used an attorney from
,*the same firm as NHL President Gary Bettman
;:and players union boss Don Goodenow: Dewey,
; Stink & Howe.
I'm thinking Bettman and Goodenow
:must have gone to the Titanic School of
Collateral Damage: "Let hockey sink and we'll
-be better off."
I don't think hockey will ever fully
,recover. Unlike baseball, its American roots
,don't grow deep enough or wide enough. Aside
fromm the original six cities, hockey's heritage is
Canadian and European.
TV ratings were already almost non-
existent. These days hockey's ratings would rank
iiight after the WNBA and just ahead of
Lumberjacking in the Great Northwest.
Given that, baseball may have
.committed an ever-greater sin.
Its numbers are not to be trusted since
1990.
When I make out a list of my list of all-
time greatest baseball players, somehow none of
the steroid sluggers make it including Barry
Bonds.
To think they wanted to put an asterisk
'next to Roger Maris's 61.
Quick Jump Starts
1. Already we've found out that prospective
Vikings buyer Reggie Fowler, despite what his
resume says, a)did not play on a team in the
NFL or the CFL; and b)never played in the Little
League World Series and Red McCombs is
.going to take his check?
2. What's really frightening about the NHL
.strike is the poll they took in Canada recently,
with 72 per cent of respondents saying they
didn't care.
3. Whereas his predecessor argued with
fraternity boys, Urban Meyer began mending
fences at Florida right off when he told the sports
editor of the student newspaper that he had equal
access, the same as all the others newspapers in
the state.
4. I don't know what this says about British
,,society, but they've announced that transsexuals
.''will be allowed to play in the women's British
Open.
Short Stuff
Said new Florida Gator offensive coordinator
'Dan Mullen of the scene around the UF during
National Signing Day, "It was absolute insanity
here. I mean, signing day, it wasn't just sitting
and waiting for faxes. It was like being on the
,trading floor at Wall Street" ... Several ex-Gators,
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DCHS Cheerleading and Mascot Tryouts Set
It's that time of year again-time for all girls and/or boys in 8h through I11t0 grades to think about
trying out for positions on the DCHS Varsity and JV cheerleading squads and for the position of
school mascot. This year try outs will be held March 7th 11th in the DCHS gymnasium. Students in
88!h and 9th grades are eligible to try out for the JV squad and those in 10th and 11th grades may try out
for the Varsity team.
Besides the grade level requirements, students must have a 2.0 or higher GPA and have had no
more than three (3) disciplinary actions in the present school year. None of these can be of a serious
: nature or have led to an out-of-school suspension. Those wishing to try out for school mascot must be
in 10th or 11th grade and meet the same other requirements as cheerleading applicants.
Applications may be picked up in the offices of Ruth Rains Middle School and Dixie County High
-Sch>..ol. Applications, including proof of insurance and parent permission slips, and the try out fee of
$S15.) must be received no later than March 1st at Dixie County High School. Please turn these
;,-materials in to Mrs. Kathleen Driggers, Varsity Cheer Coach. Judging at finals on March 11th will be
Sdone by professional United Cheerleading Association judges. If you have any further questions,
please contact Mrs. Driggers at school at 498-6428 between 8:15 and 9:00 am or between 2:40 and
'3:15 pm. You may also contact her at home at.498-7129 after 4:00 pm.

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including Rex Grossman and Alex Brown of the
NFL, are buying into a skybox at Ben Hill Griffin
Stadium ... The MVP of the NHL, Martin St.
Louis of the Lightning, is sleeping on mats and
making five-hour bus trips to play professional
hockey these days for Lausanne of the Swiss
league.
Nothin' but 'net
(with a little help from Buddy's
Cyperfriends)
Buddy's E-Mail Bag
Buddy: Just think of all the new clauses
which will be added to the standard major league
baseball contract, starting with the new
Orioles/Sosa agreement:
1. No corked bats, even for batting practice
exhibitions.
2. 2. Be available for the entire game, even
if you don't think you've been treated
fairly ("royally").
3. Ride in vehicles, even if they are not
limos.
4. Honor the "starting pitcher picks the
clubhouse music" tradition, even if the
songs aren't your favorites.
5. Act like a responsible adult, even if
you're not.
As a long-time Orioles fan, it makes me
sick to think that Sosa's going to be an Oriole.

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STAN: You forgot "honor thy contract."
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Who are the Rush, Crush, Rampage,
Kats, Rattlers, Avengers, SaberCats, Gladiators,
Destroyers, Desperados, Dragons, Soul,
Wranglers, Force, Voodoo, Predators and Storm?
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Reader Steve Knapp sends in these sports
teams nicknames: The Freeport Pretzels,
Hurley Midgets, Hoopeston Comjerkers and
the Hickman Kewpies. What's the weirdest
sports team nickname you've ever heard?
Today's Proverb
Radio can be the best way to watch
television. Answer
All names for Arena football teams.
LeBron James. You should have dunked.

Buddy Martin can be heard on WAMR
AM1320, Sarasota-Bradenton- Venice, with
Dan Back Thursdays between 4 and 5 p.m.
He is also featured Tuesday and Thursday at
8:45 a.m. on ESPN Florida in Tampa,
Orlando, Melbourne, Gainesville and Ocala.


)ftball Schedule
Time Place
0 Away


3/4 Willliston /7:0 Home
3/10 *Westport 7:00 Home
3/17 Trenton 7:00 Away
3/22 *Newberry 7:00 Home
3/24 *Dunnellon 7:00 Away
3/29 *Newberry 7:00 Away

District Tournament Newberry April 26-29th
Bear BaseballSchedule
Date Team Time Pla=
2/24 *Newberry 4;00/7:00 Away
2/25 Mayo 4:00(JV) Home
3/3 Trenton 4:00/7:00 Home
3/4 *Dunnellon 4:30/7:00 Away
3/7 Branford 4:00/7:00 Away

3/8 Union Co. 7:00(V) Home
3/11 *Williston 4:00/7:00 Away
3/17 Bell 4:00(JV) Home
3/18 *Westport 7:00(V) Home
3/22 *Williston 4:00/7:00 Home
3/24 *Newberry 4:00/7:00 Home
3/29 Taylor Co (DH) 4:00/7:00 Away


Lady Bears Fall 54-41 in Regional Hoops Game
By Mike Moore Advocate Sports ,
The 2004-05 basketball season came to an end last Thursday in Brooksville for the Dixie County
Lady Bears. Dixie fell to Nature Coast Technical, 54-41. But the season was a ride the community will
long remember. The team finished with an 18-6 overall record and continually battled bigger schools
throughout the season.
Thursday's game was a Class 3A Region II quarterfinal and the host Nature Coast Technical squad
came in with a gaudy 25-2 record and a number 10 state ranking.
Dixie County competed well against the strong Lady Sharks. The game was tied at 24 when the
teams headed for the locker room at halftime.
But the Nature Coast team pulled away in the second half with long-range shots as well as strong
inside play.
Two Lady Bears fouled out in the fourth quarter. Katrise Kirkland and Fahrron Timmons left and
the NCT team added free-throws to their other scoring. The Lady Sharks went to the line 39 times and
the Lady Bears has 12 attempts.
With some talented players returning, Dixie can look for another strong team next season.
NCT moved on to play Orlando Bishop Moore, a club which defeated them in 'last season's
playoffs.

Lady Bears Lose To Dunnellon In Season Opener, 7-1


Bear Baseball

Squads Open

Regular Season

on the Road
By Mike Moore Advocate
Sports
The Dixie County Bears
begin the baseball season for
real this week. After
competing in a pre-season
tournament in Lake Butler last
week, the team rolls into its
regular schedule.
The squad was to visit
Hawthorne on Tuesday, and
Newberry on Thursday. Both
of these trips were to include
varsity and junior varsity
,games. The JV squad is also
slated to play Mayo at home,
Friday at 4:00. On March 3,
both varsity and junior varsity
will host Trenton. Both squads
are at Dunnellon the following
day.

Dixie Boys Give

It a Shot, But

Drop District

Game
By Mike Moore Advocate
Sports
The long basketball season
for the boys' -team at Dixie
County High ground to an end
Tuesday, February 15, in
Dunnellon. And for a half, the
Bears made a game of it in
their final appearance.
Host team Dunnellon
defeated the Bears, 50-34, the
Class 3A, District 5
tournament. DCHS led in the
game until about one minute
was left in the first half.
Leo Sliney and Kevin
Sumrall helped the visiting
Dixie squad hold the lead for
most of the lhialf against the
Tigers. The Bears trailed by
two, 20-18, at the break. Sliney
ended the game/with 10 points
while Sumrall had 12.
"We gave a good effort,
but lost it at the free-throw
line," said Coach Andrew
Thomas. "We only made seven
of 24 attempts."
Thomas noted that only
four seniors depart from the
team, and several younger
players gained valuable
playing experience. He looks
for an improved squad next
season.
Dixie County ended the
2004-05 campaign with a 5-18
record.


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Pictured above, the Lady Bears are ready for the first pitch
to begin the game.

The Lady Bears started the season with a loss to Dunnellon,
7-1, but the game was actually closer than the score indicated. The
K Lady Tigers scored first and lead 2-1 going into the sixth inning
when the Tigers broke the game open with five more runs.
The Lady Bears, although a young team, showed lots of heart
and never gave up during the entire game. They were unable to
generate any runs in the 'sith &-&isevehthLintings. They rraT el to
Bronson Thursday to take on the Lady Eagles at 7:00. The, pl-i
S: ^l Williston at home on March3 andnthliey rra\ el to Tailor County
on March 8, playing at 7:00 p.m.
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enjoy a nice meal.

:'. : Pictured at left, Caroline McClellon, the Sophomore
< pitcher for the Lady Bears gets ready to send a strike over the
plate. At first, Callie Keen, gets ready to field the ground ball if
it comes her way.


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For the week ended February 17, 2005
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last week 7,168 and 6,345 a year ago. According to the Florida
Federal-State Livestock Market News Service, slaughter cows and
bulls were 1.00 lower, feeder steers and heifers were steady to 2.00


higher.
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Dixie County Equipment Auction
'Dixie County will hold a public auction to sell excess equipment from the Road and
Bridge Department, Fire Department and Dixie County Sheriff's Department.

The date is Saturday, March, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Dixie County Jail, across
Veteran's Road from Cross City Correctional Institute. Preview will be available on
Friday, March 4, 2005 and Saturday, March 5, 2005 prior to the sale.

Some items offered are Sheriff Patrol Vehicles (cars and bronco) Fire Trucks
including a Tanker and Pickups, Gradall, Automobile, 3 Mechanic's Trucks with
Reading bodies, a D-6 Dozier frame and engine (parts only), a wrecked garbage truck -
good Mack engine, transmission and tandem rears and other miscellaneous
equipment, tires and supplies.
For more information call (352) 498-1239 for Sylvia Ruth or
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Went AWOL
No, it couldn't be. Not possible. That's pretty much what Bud'
Banner said when he was assigned to the case. But sure enough, it
was. Banner was investigating an Army deserter. The man went
AWOL (absent without leave, for you civilians out there) and later
when he didn't return at all, was put on the rolls as a deserter.
Now the way 'deserters are treated today, you wouldn't think
that the fellow would have much of a chance in the world; but fact,
was, it wasn't all that uncommon years ago. Most people don't'
know that while General George Washington had some very brave
and loyal troops with him during the revolution, he also had nearly
a 30 percent desertion rate. And some historians consider that
figure low. i During the Civil War, both Grant and Lee had
desertion rates of more than 35 percent each. And back then; if a
fellow wondered off, it was seldom that you found him at all.'
Usually they wound up in California or the far Northwest, starting:
a new life outside the jurisdictions of the established law'
enforcement agencies.
But this was not the Revolutionary War, or even the Civil War.
No, this was 1923 and deserters were being sought after and
prosecuted especially in light of the recent World War where so
many had fought and died bravely in the service of their country.
But Bud Banner was after a man who had deserted the Army iir
1902, and now he had found him.
But there was a problem. Initially Bud tracked him down.
through his wife, a Virginia schoolteacher. Then it was on to Fort'
Monroe, and later New York, and New Jersey. That's when he got
the tip that this fellow was in California and wasn't exactly making
himself scarce. No, in fact he was making quite a show of the,
whole thing.
Banner reported that he had found his man. He wasn't in, the:
Oklahoma oil fields as was rumored, or in New York or even wijtl
the schoolmarm in Virginia. No, he was in California;,
Identification 100 percent positive. He was ready to make the
arrest.. But just as he was about to move on it, word came from
above to give this one a pass. "Do not arrest and detain," was the
official telegram. Why? Well, Bud could guess. Matter of fact,
he kind of liked the fellow himself, even if he was listed as an
Army deserter.
But it's all true, every word of it. You see, It's a Little Known
Fact: that one of the biggest and brightest Hollywood stars of the
day, the man who was one of the most influential figures in the rise
of the huge western movie genre, was also a deserter from the
United States Army, a sergeant who left his post in 1902 in Ft. Dix,
New Jersey, and never came back. A deserter, a movie star, and a
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All of these are true, the names
were not changed to protect the
stupidity.
* On a snow sled: "Beware:
sled may develop high speed
under certain snow
conditions." ,
* On a 12-inch-high storage
rack for compact discs: "Do
not use as a ladder."
* A 5-inch fishing lure with
three nasty steel hooks
advises it is "Harmful if
swallowed."
* A warning on an electric
router made for carpenters
cautions, "This product not
intended for use as a dental
drill."
* A warning label found on a
baby stroller cautions the
user: "Remove child before
folding."
* A bottle of prescription
sleeping pills says, "Warning:
May cause drowsiness."
* A sticker on a toilet at a
public facility in Ann Arbor,
Michigan actually warns:
"Recycled flush water unsafe
for drinking."
* A CD player carries this
unusual warning: "Do not use
the Ultradisc2000 as a
projectile in a catapult."
* An "Aim-n-Flame" fireplace
lighter cautions, "Do not use
near fire, flame, or sparks."
* A label on a hand-held
massager advises consumers
not to use "while sleeping or
unconscious."'
* A container of underarm
deodorant says, "Caution: Do
not spray in eyes."
* A cartridge for a laser printer
warns, "Do not eat toner."
* A household iron warns
users: "Never iron clothes
while they are being worn."
* A label with a hair dryer
reads, "Never use hair dryer
while sleeping."
* A 13-inch wheel on a-
wheelbarrow warns: "Not
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dashboard warns, "Do not
drive with sunshield in
place."
* A bathroom heater says:
"This product is not to be
used in bathrooms."
* A can of self-defense pepper
spray warns users: "May
irritate eyes."
* A warning on a pair of shin '
guards manufactured for.
bicyclists says: "Shin pads
cannot protect any part of the,,
body they do not cover."
* A popular manufactured.
fireplace log warns:,'
"Caution: Risk of Fire."a,,:
* A box of birthday cake
candles says: "DO NOT tise "
soft wax as ear plugs or fori;
any other function tlipt,
involves insertion into a body,
cavity."
* "DQ not use snow blower on-,.
the roof."
* "Do not allow children to,'
play in the dishwasher."
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* Would you rather always';,
show up 30 minutes late fr' ;
everything, or 90 minutes
early for everything?
* Would you rather be married'
to someone who consistently"'
passes gas loudly whenevedf
you're in public together, or""
someone who wets the bed,.
every night? .,
* Would you rather look just,
like Prince Charles or look,.
just like Charlie Brown?
* Would you rather be the Pope
or the President of the U.S.?
* Would you rather find out''
your 16-year-old daughter'
was pregnant or that she had
a serious cocaine problem?
* Would you rather (while still,,,
living) get a glimpse of
Heaven or a glimpse of Hell? '-
* Would you rather have'
constant diarrhea or constant'
terrible body odor?
* Would you rather have a real!
working phaser gun that can
make people and objects"
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Minutes of Regular Meeting
of
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
6:00 p.m.
The Dixie County School Board
met in regular session at 6:00 p.m. on
Tuesday, January 11, 2005 in Old
Town, Florida.
Present: Superintendent Dennis
Bennett and School Board Members
Tim Alexander, Patrick Bell, David
Keen, Glenn Osteen, Dwayne
Rollison.
Chairman Alexander called the
meeting to order. Chairman called for
approval of the Agenda. Agenda, with
additions, approved following a
motion by David Keen and second by
Patrick Bell.
American Sign Language
Demonstration: The Dixie County
High School American Sign Language
Class, under the direction of Jerry
Wayne Evans presented 3 songs in
sign language.
,Dixie County Soil and Water
District: Charlene White,
representing the Dixie County Soil and
Wafer District presented the Board
wiih the following opportunities
available to students through her
program: Poster Contest (2-3 grades),
Speech Contest (grades 6-12) and
Land Judging Contest (middle and
high school).
Teen Trendsetters: Anne
Stanley, Volunteer Coordinator
explained the Teen Trendsetter
program and presented the Board with
a list of student participants.
-'2005-2006 FTE Forecast
Program: Mark Rains, Executive
Director for Support Services provided
theSchool Board with the 2005-2006
District Recommendation FTE based
on Forecast Program.
Updates from Principals:
Principals provided the School Board
with update information from their
respective schools, including their
activities for remediation and Florida
Reading Initiative training.
Monthly Financial Report: Mary
Werner, Finance Director submitted to
the School Board the monthly financial
report for the period ending December
31., 2004.
Consent Agenda: Superintendent
presented Consent Agenda, with
additions for approval. A motion was
made by David Keen, seconded by
Patrick Bell, and unanimously
approved to accept the Consent
Agenda as presented.
Minutes: Approval of the
following minutes were made: 1.
December 13, 2004, 4:30 p.m. Board
Workshop, 2. December 14, 2004,
6:00 p.m. Regular Meeting.
Cecelia Rae Underhill Hired
Kindergarten Teacher: Approval of
Cecelia Rae Underhill, IT330 to be
hired as a Kindergarten teacher at
Anderson Elementary School for the
refiinder of the 2004-2005 school
year, effective January 3, 2005.
., Janet Fowler Receives Credit
For Additional Years: Approval for
Jan.t Fowler, District Bookkeeper to
receive, credit for 10 additional years
slie worked in a similar position in the
State System. '
Paul Bennett JV Softball Coach
Resignation: Approval of a request
from Paul Bennett to be removed from
thle position of JV Softball Coach at
Dixie County High School.
SAfter School Reading
IRemediation Teachers Hired:
Approval of the following instructional
personnel to teach after school reading
remediation, at the rate of $20.00 per
hour, for one hour a day (Monday,
Tuesday, and Thursday) beginning on
January ;4, 2005 and continuing
through April. 28, 2005, funded by
Title I Supplemental Educational
Services Funds:
Anderson Elementary School:
Frinices Bray, Renita Bray, Karen
Cooper, Toma Sue Davis, Connie
Karr, Dianne Koschatzky, Connie
Sheppard, Pat Hurd; Old Town
Elementary School : Susan Crise,
Marsha Marchant, Karen Tillis, Iris
Skeen.
Cheryl Osteen Neeley Medical
Leave: Approval of a request for
medical leave of absence from Cheryl
Os-teen Neeley beginning January 11,
2005 and ending February 21, 2005.
Elizabeth Dawson Medical
Leave: Approval of a request for
medical leave of absence from
Eljzabeth Dawson beginning January
4 ,005 and ending February 15, 2005.
'Jen Lyn Smith Drama Sponsor
Resignation: Approval of a request
from Jen Lynn Smith for resignation
from her position as Drama Sponsor'at
Ruth Rains Middle School.
'* Salary Level Change: Approval
fori the following personnel to change
salary levels in accordance with the
current salary schedule. The
employees have provided transcripts
ddeumenting degree and/or college
hours earned:
SCatherine Capo-salary level IT3-
Dina Henson-salary level IA2-








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effective 1/3/2005
Valerie Henson Hired District
Bookkeeper: Approval of Valerie
Henson to be hired as a District
Bookkeeper, Level 07 (DBK07) in
Finance, retroactive to July 1, 2004.
The Fiscal Secretary position that she
currently holds will close.
Phyllis Rollison Hired District
Bookkeeper: Approval of Phyllis
Rollison to be hired as a District
Bookkeeper, Level 06 (DBK06) for
Food Service, retroactive to July I,
2004.
Josephine Storey Hired ESE
School Secretary: Approval of
Josephine Storey to be hired as ESE
School Secretary, Level 09 (SSY09)
for 196 days at Dixie County High
School, retroactive to August 6, 2004.
The ESE Instructional Aide position
that she currently holds will be closed.
19 Laptop Computers Donated
by PK Yonge: Approval of acceptance
into the District Property Records, 19
laptop computers from PK Yonge for
teachers to use in Enhancing Education
Through Technology (EETT)
participation. The computers were
permanently given to the District for
use by high school teachers. Each
laptop cost $1,425 for a total donation
of $27,075.
75 Computers Donated by Cross
City Correctional Institute:
Approval of the acceptance of 75
computers donated by Cross City
Correctional Institute through the
Computers for Florida Kids Program.
RRMS Supplements Revision:
Approval to increase the following
Ruth Rains Middle School
supplements in the amount of $555.99
for the 2004-2005 school year!
Volleyball Coach-Robyn Norton
$855.85 to $911.44; Athletic Director-
Richard Whittington $1,372.27 to
$1,427.86;. Head Football Coach-
Richard Whittington $1,166.41 to
$1,222.00; Football Asst. Coach-John
Thomas $855.85 to $911.44; Football
Asst. Coach-Phillip Wheeler $855.85
to $911.44; Softball and Baseball
Coach-TBA $855.85 to $911.44
(each); Boys Basketball Coach-John
Thomas $855.85 to $911.44; Girls
Basketball Coach-Sandy Stack
$855.85 50 $911.44; Business
Manager- Pam Music & Adrienne
Snyder $700.60 to $756.19.
RRMS FFA Supplement:
Approval of the following supplement
(due to the resignation of Jessica
Fenton) for the 2004-2005 school year:
FFA-Sheri Lemmermen -
$1,050; Heather Class-$1,050.00
DCHS Supplement TBA Staff:
Approval of the following staff for the
positions and supplements approved in
the September 14, 2004 meeting as
TBA:
Varsity Baseball -George
Anderson $1,103.05; Mike
Whittington $1,103:05
Junior Varsity Baseball-Jeff
Koschatzky $1,103.05
Junior Varsity Softball-P.J. Hope -
$1,103.05
Warrant Register: Approval of
Warrant Register numbers: 36821-
36969; 36970-36981
Advertise School Board Policy
Revisions/Updates: Approval to
advertise for revisions/updates to
School Board Policy.
Out-of-Field Instructional Staff:
Approval to certify the following
teachers to teach out-of-field as
designated for the 2004-2005 school
year: 1. Gwen Carmichael, Title I
Reading, 2. Cheryl Osteen Neeley,
Agriculture
Substitutes: Approval of the
following substitutes as designated for
the 2004-2005 school year: Substitute
Teacher/Aide Joshua Henson
Transportation Agreement -
Gwen Kight: Approval of
Transportation Agreement between the
Dixie County School Board and Gwen
Kight for transporting student.
Transportation Agreement -
Sylvia Lamenta: Approval of
Transportation Agreement between the
Dixie County School Board and Sylvia
Lamenta for transporting student.
Adjourn: There being no further
business to come before the School
Board, the meeting was adjourned
following a motion by Dwayne
Rollison, second by David Keen, and
unanimous approval by the School
Board.
ATTEST: Dennis W. Bennett,
Superintendent
SIGNED: Timothy W. Alexander,
Chairman


Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, February 24, 2005



Mystery and Dining To Benefit the March of Dimes
The Williston Woman's Club Thespian Troupe will present a hilarious Mystery dinner theater
offering, "High Jinks on the High Seas" this Spring. The show will be presented on Friday and
Saturday, March 4 and 5 at the Williston Woman's Club in Williston, and Monday, March 7 at the
Tommy Usher Pineland Center in Chiefland. All money raised will benefit the March of Dimes to save
babies from premature birth and other newborn health problems. Join in the fun and help save babies.
The Mystery Reception Theater provides a wonderful evening of delicious food combined with a
delightful play where audience members can become sleuths to solve a complicated mystery. It's a
must for mystery lovers.
The cast includes members of the Williston Woman's Club and others from the Williston
community. The mystery theaters are an annual Tri-County fundraiser for the March'of Dimes.
The shows cost $20.00 for one ticket or $35.00 for two tickets. This includes the show and a full-
meal buffet in an adventurous cruise ship atmosphere. The dinner and show begin at 7:00 p.m.; doors
open at 6 p.m. Tickets for the Williston show are available at the Mirror Mirror Styling Salon, 352-
528-5525. Tickets for the Chiefland show can be purchased at Drummond Community Bank in
Chiefland, Sunstate Bank in Chiefland and in the front office of Chiefland High School. For more
information about the Chiefland show please contact Carol Jones at 352-493 6000.

Republicans Will Meet Monday, February 28
The Levy County Republican Executive Committee will hold their monthly meeting at Bell's
Restaurant in Chiefland, beginning with a Dutch treat dinner and fellowship at 6:30, Monday, February
28. The REC meeting will follow at 7:00. Plans are underway for a May banquet at the Tommy Usher
Center in Chiefland and parades in June and July.
If you are interested in helping grow the GOP, now is the time to get involved and help develop a
stronger and outstanding Levy County Republican Party.
On January 11, the Supervisor of Elections office reported 6,448 Levy County Republicans
registered. For questions, call George at 486-0036.


Farm Bill,

Public Sessions

To Be Held
Farmers, ranchers and
growers will have an
opportunity to hear
presentations on 2002 Farm
Bill programs as well as make
comments on the next Farm
Bill at listening sessions to be
held by the USDA Natural
Resources Conservation
Service (NRCS). These
meetings will give feedback to
the agency for updating the
national Environmental
Quality Incentives Program
(EQIP). Priorities. Locally, a
meeting will be held Tuesday,
March 1, 200.5 in Gainesville,
FL. at the Florida Farm Bureau
located on 5700 SW 34th st.
Gainesville.
Niles Glasgow, Florida
NRCS State Conservationist
says, "NRCS would like
producers to attend for two
reasons. The 2002 Farm Bill
has provided unprecedented
conservation dollars for
Florida farmers, grower and
ranchers. We want to explain
our programs face to face with
our customers. We are also
asking for feedback on issues
and concerns for the next Farm
Bill, due out in 2007. I would
urge anyone interested in
conservation to attend and
participate."
The Environmental Quality
Incentives Program is the
lrgest Farm Bill Program
available to Florida producers.
This program, along with other
cost-share programs will be
discussed. Those unfamiliar
with Farm Bill Programs are
urged to visit
http://www.nrcs.gov/programs/
farmbill/2002/.



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B? The Dixie County
Rotary Club In Action!

Club Learns About Value of Local Airport
It was "Pilot Day' at the Wednesday Rotary Club luncheon last
week. The Dixie County Club members and visitors heard an
informative speech about
aviation and the Cross City
Airport by local resident Dr.' <' "-.
Terry Barnes. Barnes is a -
licensed pilot and mechanic as
well as a dentist. .- ,-
Pilots Mike Cassidy and J 1
Ryan Stoddard were also at the
meeting. Stoddard's wife,
Michelle was present. Other -
guests included Ed Wilton of -
the Juvenile J Justice '.
Department and Dixie County .
Coordinator Arthur Bellot. -
Barnes gave a brief history Dr. Terry Barnes spoke to the
of aviation, beginning with the Rotary Club about aviation and
Wright Brothers. He the value to the community oJ
emphasized the value of the the Cross City Airport.
local airport to the area. He
pointed out that the facility has been a part of life in Dixie County
for many years. He said that many travelers stop in for refueling as
they head for distant locations.
Barnes noted the airport has two 5,000 runways that can serve
almost any aircraft. He urged the community to keep supporting
the airport and said it can continue to play a part in the area's
growth.
Total attendance at the meeting was 25.

"If you can count your money, you don't have a billion
dollars." J. Paul Getty (1892-1976)


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TAX SAVINGS NOTICE

from

J. Hal Chewning, Jr.
Dixie County Property Appraiser
Certified Florida Appraiser
P.O. Box 260 Cross City, Florida 32628 Phone (352) 498-1212

Filing Period for Tax Saving Exemptions Ends March 1st

**IMPORTANT*-

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION $25,000

FLORIDA LAW requires that applications- be made by Homestead Exemption Granted
MARCH 1, 2004 to be eligible for this $25,000 exemption. In For 2004 Will Automatically Be
order to qualify for this exemption you must:
1. Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2005. Renewed for 2005.
2. Reside on the property as of January 1, 2005.
3. Be a LEGAL resident of the State of Florida as of
January 1, 2005. You must then appear personally at the It is no longer necessary to sign
County Property Appraiser's Office. and return a renewal card.
PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING WITH YOU. Deed or
Tax Bill or something showing the legal description of the
property on which you are claiming homestead exemption: If filing for-the first time,
Florida Driver's License, Florida Car Registration, Florida
Voter's Registration or Declaration of Domicile. If not a U.S. you must come to the
Citizen, bring Residency (Green) card for both husband and Property Appraiser's Office.
wife. If filing on a mobile home you need to bring titles) or
registrations) to mobile home.


$500 WIDOWS/WIDOWERS DISABLED VETERAN'S EXEMPTION AGRICULTURAL (GREENBELT)
EXEMPTION A disabled veteran who has 10% or more FILINGS
Any widow/widower who is a permanent Florida war time disability is entitled to an additional All owners or lessees of agricultural lands who
resident may claim this exemption. If the widow/ $5000.00 beyond Homestead Exemption. A desire agricultural classifications for tax
widower remarries, she/he is no longer eligible 'V.A." letter must accompany application, or purposes on their property must file an
and if the husband and wife were divorced other acceptable record of disability,. agricultural application with the Appraiser
before his/her death, -the woman is not Veterans who are totally and permanently between January 1st and March 1st.
considered a widow, nor the man a widower. If disabled as a result of certain service
filing for the first time, please present a Death connected disabilities should contact the
Certificate or other proof of your widow/widower Appraiser's Office for determination of other
status. special benefits.
NON-VETERAN DISABILITY EXEMPTION ($500.001 TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY
Every Florida resident who is totally and permanently disabled qualifies for Tangible Personal Property returns must be filed no later than April 1st. Failure
the $500 exemption. If filing for the first time, present proof of the total and to file a return will result in a penalty and an assessment will be made as
permanent disability by obtaining certificates from two licensed physicians of provided by Florida Law. Tangible Personal Property includes property such as
the state who are professionally unrelated. Residency must be as of January business furniture and fixtures, machinery and equipment, household goods,
1, 2005. Quadriplegics should contact the Appraiser's Office for special and personal effects. (Florida residents are exempt from the tax on household
benefit information. If blind or confined to a wheelchair, there is an income goods and personal effects in their homestead.) The deadline for charitable
limitation per year, including Social Security, contact the Appraiser's Office for and qualified non-profit organizations eligible as such exemption is March 1st.
determination of other special benefits. Disability forms are available at the All others must file by April 1st.
Appraiser's Office.
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IS NOT TRANSFERABLE
A NEW APPLICATION MUST BE FILED FOR ANY CHANGES.
Information will be required from all persons applying for exemptions to determine their residency status. If Husband
or Wife is filing for one or both, residence documentation will be required for both.

We are at your service and will be most happy to assist you in any way. The office is located in the Dixie County
Courthouse.
J. Hal Chewning, Jr. Dixie County Property Appraiser








Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, February 24, 2005


Regular Meeting
Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners
Dixie County
Courthouse Main
Court Room
Cross City, Florida
6:00 PM
January 20, 2005
The Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners of Dixie
County, Florida, met on Thursday,
January 20, 2005 at 6:00 PM in a
regular meeting, hi the County
Commissioner's Meeting Room, in the
Dixie County Courthouse, Cross City,
Florida. The meeting was moved to
the Main Court Room.
COMMISSIONERS PRESENT
Marcus A. Hays, Chairman
John L. Driggers, Vice-Chairman
James T. Valentine
Hoyt J. "Buddy" Lamb
Alton J. Land
STAFF PRESENT
Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk of Court
Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk
Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
CALL TO ORDER
The Chairman, Marcus A. Hays,
called the meeting to order.
INVOCATION AND PLEDGE
Invocation was by Commissioner
Valentine.
Pledge to the American flag was
led by Commissioner Lamb.
Welcome by Chairman Hays.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commission Minutes, Regular
Meeting of January 6th, 2005
presented for approval.
Joey Lander, County Attorney,
stated that he had reviewed the
minutes. There have been several
corrections and now recommends the
Board to approve them as presented.
Motion by Commissioner
Driggers, seconded by Commissioner
Valentine and carried to approve the
minutes as presented.
FIRST PUBLIC HEARING-
CONCERNING OCEAN POND
MUDBOG AND PROPOSED
AMENDMENT TO RESOLUTION
NUMBER 96-16
The Board of County
Commissioners of Dixie County will
hold the First Public Hearing on
January 20, 2005 at 6:00 PM to
amend Resolution No. 96-16
concerning the Ocean Pond Mud
Boggs. The hearing will be held...in
the Dixie County Courthouse, Cross
City, Florida. ---Published in the Dixie
County Advocate.
Chairman Hays opened the
hearing with a statement that he had
requested a search of the public
records and minutes for the
"ordinance" done when the original
owner of the property made application
for the special exception. The search
reveals that a resolution was approved
'in 1996 by the Board of County
Commissioners for this matter.
Commissioner Hays requested
what steps an applicant and the Board
usually take when a matter like this
comes up.
Attorney Lander answered that the
applicant makes application with the
Zoning Department; it is sent to and
reviewed by the North Central Florida
Regional Planning
Council. They (NCFRPC) .will
look at the LDR's to determine if the
variance is appropriate. NCFRPC
either recommends accepting it or
recommends that it be denied by the
Board of County Commission as the
Planning and Zoning Board. A
resolution is presented and if approved,
an ordinance instituting whatever
recommendations made by the
Planning and Zoning is presented to
the Board of County Commission.
Commissioner Hays stated that
Carla Downing, Mr. Allen's assistant,
and Mr. Allen have been very helpful
in researching the records and
requested that Ms. Downing read from
of the minutes of May 2"d, 1996.
Ms. Downing reading a portion,
"Bob Fincher appeared before the
Board to discuss the mud bog that is
held at Ocean Pond. Mr. Fincher
stated that he wanted to comply with
the law and he would start the proper
procedures necessary to carry out his
plans. Attorney Burt stated he would
need to make application for a Special
Exception Permit' and to present a site
Zoning Official."
Billy Keen offered to the Board a
copy of the "site plan" given to him at
the time of the application.
Ray Thomas, attorney representing
Mr. Norman Eastman, came before the
Board for comment. He stated he has
looked at the Florida Statutes regarding
notification for publication and details
of the advertisement and the
advertisement in the Dixie County
Advocate this week does not meet the
requirements. He also commented that
the Board is proposing to take away
use that was given prior to Mr.
Eastman taking title to the property.
Commissioner Hays asked Mr.
Thomas and others to bear with him a
few minutes as he brings everyone up
to date on the findings of the matter.
Research shows that the application
filed by Mr. Fincher after he
approached the Board for a special
exception was only approved by
resolution. There was no ordinance
adopted to follow up the resolution.
There is no record on file that can be
found where an ordinance was voted
on or filed.


Mr. Lander stated. that we will
continue the hearing and address only
the resolution; because that is all we
have to address.
Rodney McGalliard, attorney
representing the Cassidy's and
neighbors of Ocean Pond, stated that
the advertisement addressed the
resolution and not an ordinance. It
appears to be a valid notice.
Commissioner Hays commented
that other questions have come up
about the difference between a
resolution and an ordinance. A
resolution is a request.
Mr. Lander declared that a special
exception needs to be established by an
ordinance after the resolution is
approved. The, owner can precede
forward with this if he so desires. The
operation has been an ongoing matter
and the Board of County Commission
has by default allowed the special
exception to continue over a number of
years.
Commissioner Driggers stated that
since there is no ordinance Mr.
Eastman would need to apply for a
special exception as if it was the very
beginning.
Commissioner Valentine inquired
as to how he could be shut down since
it has been operating since 1996.
Joey Lander commented that they
would most likely use default as a
defense since the Board has allowed it
to go on over this period of time. But,
the process was not finished; so the
Board has no issue in the matter at this
time.
Ray Thomas acknowledged that at
this point until a complete search of
the records is done he had no opinion,
Mr. Eastman has been operating under
the assumption that he was doing it
lawfully.
Billy Keen declared that it is not a
permitted use but was a granted use
through a special exception.
Mr. McGalliard stated that the
published advertisement relates to the
resolution and this should be
addressed. You can rescind the
original resolution. He continued that
he did find evidence that supports the
position of the neighbors to the Mud
Bog. He presented a booklet entitled,
"Evidence in Opposition to Resolution
96-16; permitting a Mud-Bogging
Track" to all Commissioners, Mr.
Lander, Mr. Thomas, and the Clerk of
Court,
Mr. Thomas objected to Item No.
5 which is the FDLE record of Mr.
Eastman.
Mr. McGalliard stated that
conviction by itself is something that
should be taken note of. You have a
right to disregard any statement Mr.
Eastman has made in view of the fact
that he is a felon. Mr. Thomas'
objection will be taken under
consideration.
Mr. Lander stated that he needs to
look at the status of the LDR's back in
1996. I found out today that an
ordinance can not be found on this
matter. I am unaware of any changes
since that time; but need to check for
sure if the procedures are the same in
'96 as they are now.
Mr. McGalliard declared that there
was no advertisement in 1996 for an
ordinance.
Mr. Lander declared that the
Board can not take any further action
at this time. It is up to the applicant to
take action.
Commissioner Lamb stated that
this is the first public hearing and this
Board can't make any legal move this
evening. A list of all the ordinances
filed with the Clerk's office is
available and open to the public.
William Reeves came before the
Board and declared that this has been
going on 30 years or more and now
that it is organized we don't
understand how you can just say it is
over with. It is not new and folks have
moved in around the event. Georgia-
Pacific makes noise and no one
complains to shut it down. I don't'
think it is fair to shut the mud bog
down.
Nelson Osteen spoke in favor of
the mud bog. He commented on the
"lost record".
Commissioner Hays stated that a
record was never made and nothing in
the minutes reflect an ordinance; so it
is evident that it is not lost. It appears
that it never existed.
Tony Tigert, a supporter of the
mud bog, asked that the original
resolution be read.
Joey Lander read the complete
resolution, No. 96-16.
Commissioner Lamb informed the
public that the Board of Adjustment is
a regulatory agency.
Joey Lander stated he is reading
the rules back then to see what the law
was.
Donald Odie came before the
Board and commented, "From what I
can tell Resolution No. 96-16 passed
and nothing followed. It looks to me
that the Board looked silly since they
did not follow up on it."
Mr. Lander stated that the
applicant actually didn't follow
through.
Joey Lander asked to have a recess
to converse with Attorney Ray Thomas
and Attorney Rodney McGalliard.
Board agreed.
Sid Dosh came before the Board
and introduced Mike Moore as the new
Dixie County Advocate Publisher.
Recessed at 7:10 PM.
Reconvened at 7:35 PM.
Joey Lander addressed the Board
and requested that they allow the
attorney's from both sides to meet with
him to further review documents of
record and bring the matter back to the


Board.
Motion by Commissioner
Driggers, seconded by Commissioner
Land and carried to approve this
request.
CHARLENE WHITE, DIXIE
SOIL AND WATER
CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Ms. White gave an update and
introduced a new program. The RC &
D Council will meet on January 27'',
2005. Commissioner Flays is
.appointed to this Board and there will
be a workshop for new members.
An equipment caretaker is being
sought.
Ms. White discussed the Poster
Contest coming up in April and the
Speaking Contest to be in June.
Middle School and High School
students can participate in the contests.
The State Contest will be held in July.
Dixie County will host the Land
Judging Contest next year.
Mr. Paul Ridaught was present
with Ms. White and he commented on
the great effort Ms. White puts into her
work.
Ms. White submitted a report to
the Board regarding changes needed
for the DSWCD Budget. She asked
the Board if Dixie County could pay
for her travel to Atlanta, Georgia for
the NACE Annual Meeting in the
amount of $420. She will be attending
on behalf of the Tri-County area. Levy
County has paid the $430 registration
fee and Gilchrist County will pay for-
the accommodations which will be
approximately $500.
Motion by Commissioner
Driggers, seconded by Commissioner
Valentine and carried to pay the travel
budget amount of $420.
Ms. White's salary was discussed.
Motion by Commissioner
Driggers, seconded by Commissioner
Valentine and carried to approve 1/3, of
Ms. White's annual salary which is
$9,300.
All members of the Board agreed
to pay "out of pocket" in support of the
Speaking Contest to be split in five
equal parts.
SABLE BOLLING, DIXIE
COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Sable Bolling appeared before the
Board and presented an outline of the
subjects that she would be addressing.
The first on the list was Health
Services Provided. She stated that the
DCHD provided.95,304 primary care
services this past year. Over 8,000
people were served. The primary care
clinics are provided at 3 of the 4
schools in Dixie' County. More space
and staff are needed. Two modulars
have been leased for space and a
request has been submitted to add on
to the existing building.
Ms. Boiling stated that they would
like to know the vision of the people in
Dixie and are working with a planning
council in a county wide needs
assessment. She provided information
relating to this assessment. A "needs"
survey is being done and 500
participants spread equally over each
Commission District are needed. Once
this is completed the results will be
reported to the Board.
The Commissioners stated Ms.
Bolling has their support on this.
Commissioner Hays suggested
that dialysis patients have needs in this
area. Sable is to work on getting more
information to the Commissioners.
Second was the impact of the
hurricanes/disasters upon the
operations of the health department.
Ms. Boiling discussed the assistance
given during these times with the
County, School Board and schools in
the area.
Ms. Boiling provided information
related to the Fixed Capital Outlay
request for DCHD to expand the
building.
The Indigent Healthcare Surtax
was discussed. A copy of the 2004
Florida Statutes regarding this was
presented to the Board. Scoring and
how the tax can be used were
explained by Ms. Boiling. It would
allow an adult provider to be hired and
possibly another P.A. and the
expansion maintenance needs.
Commissioner Hays commented
that the tarps are still on the health
department building and inquired
when the repair work would begin.
Debbie Ross addressed this issue.
She stated that sealed bids have been
received and sent to Tallahassee for
review. We can not release any
information at this time, due to risking
the possibility of having to begin the
process.over. Sable stated that FEMA
has been very helpful. We estimate we
should have the funds in 30 days.
Insurance funds that will be available
for the roof will cover approximately
1/3 of the total cost expected for the
repairs.
Arthur Bellot stated that he
received an update today at 5.PM. The
bids were 3-4 times higher than what
the estimate was, probably due to the
cost hike of supplies since the storms.
He commented that during the storms
the county's metal roofs were the only
roofs that received absolutely no
damage,.
Commissioner Lamb inquired
about home health care provider
availability. He stated that so many do
not fall within the age range to be


covered and get left out. Where can
middle age people in need go for this
care?
Ms. Boiling stated she is sorry to
say that it is a money issue that she
doesn't have an answer for at this time.
Commissioner Driggers advised
that Tallahassee is also looking into
this same matter.
Commissioner Lamb inquired
about the cancer rate per capital for
Dixie County.
Ms. Boiling informed the Board
that coronary heart disease is lower
than cancer. Cancer is the leading
cause of death in Dixie County along
with ten other leading counties.
Ms. Boiling and her staff were
assured by the Board that they have
their support and thanked them for
every effort made to help Dixie
County.
DICK EDWARDS,
COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
CONSULTING
Mr. Edwards presented the Dixie
County Grants Status Report dated
January 20, 2005.
He stated that DCA has monitored
the DC CDBG Procurement of an
Administrator for the county's 2005
Housing Revitalization Project and has
cited three "Findings" that must be
corrected before procurement can be
approved. The response letter to DCA
was presented and recommended for
approval.
Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Driggers and carried to approve the
response letter for signature by the
Chairman.
A bid opening for CDBG
Construction of Homes was held today
and a list of the bids was included in
Mr. Edward's report. Low bids were
highlighted and recommended to be
awarded the projects.
Motion by Commissioner
Driggers, seconded by Commissioner
Land and carried to approve all the
bids except the Colson home and
modular homes if they fall within the
same price range as the houses.
SHARON DYALS, SUWANNEE
WATER AND SEWER INTERIM
MANAGER
Ms. Dyals presented and discussed
the Manager's Report for the SWSD
dated January 20, 2005. The newly
elected Board. Members are. active.
The Corbin Bridge was discussed.
Ms. Dyals informed the
Commissioners that she has withdrawn
her application for manager.
CHAD REED, EMERGENCY
SERVICES DIRECTOR
Jerry Martin represented the
Emergency Services, due to Mr. Reed
being out of town. The Board was
informed of the FDLE awarding the
Law Enforcement Terrorism
Prevention Program grant to Dixie
County in the amount of $26,648 to be
utilized for implementing Florida's
Domestic Security Strategic Plan; 05-
CJ-L2-02-25-01-084/Enhancement.
Mr. Martin requested acceptance of the
Sub-grant by signature of the
Chairman.
Motion by Commissioner
Driggers, seconded by Commissioner
Valentine and carried to accept the
sub-grant and approved the
Certification of Acceptance of Sub-
grant Award for signature by the
Chairman.
Mr. Martin informed the Board
that a resolution needs to be adopted
regarding the use of funds for a grant
that has been applied for which will
,improve and expand the County's pre-
hospital EMS' system. The funds
received from the grant will not be
used to supplant or replace any
existing County EMS budget
allocations.
Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Land and carried to approve
Resolution No. 2005.-03 as requested.
BILLY KEEN, ZONING
OFFICIAL & SAFETY DIRECTOR
Mr. Keen discussed briefly the
method for appeal of decision with the
circuit court regarding the "mud bog".
He stated that according to the LDR's
the Board of Adjustment grants or
denies requests for special exception.
At present no decision has to be made
by the Board of Adjustment. The
remedy is to file a complaint with the
Circuit Court.
After some discussion, Joey
Lander and the Board agreed that the
Second Public Hearing concerning the
Ocean Pond Mud Bog and proposed
amending of Resolution No. 96-16 is
cancelled.
JOE HUBERT ALLEN, CLERK
OF CLERK
AAction Itemr: A letter from
Chief Circuit Judge, Julian'E. Collins
presented to the Board regarding
"court-related technology needs"
resulting from Revision 7, Article V, of
the Florida Constitution, which shifted
the burden of funding Florida's State
Court System. Section 28.24 of
Florida Statutes (2004) (12)(e)
provides that "an additional
[recording] service charge of $4 per
page shall be paid to the clerk of the
circuit court for each instrument listed
[elsewhere in the statute', except
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distributed to the board of county
commissioners to be used exclusively
to fund court-related technology needs
as defined in section 29.0008(1)(f)2
and (h) for the state trial courts, state
attorney, and public defender in that
county." We propose to you-and to
the other six county commissions-
that these designated funds be pooled
in one common fund, and that' a
governing board be established to
determine and oversee how these funds
should be spent for our common
purpose, which is, ultimately, through
better technology, to serve the citizens
of all our counties. If your board is
agreeable to 'this idea, we propose that
each county commission would
designate a representative to the "Court
Technology Board," which will also
contain representatives from the
Courts, the State Attorney's Office,
and the Public Defender's Office.
Representatives from our agencies will
be happy to meet with your board or a
committee, to attempt further
explanation and respond to questions.
Joey Lander stated it doesn't make
sense to send the funds for them to be
reallocated back to the Board of
County Commission.
After some discussion, the Board
declined to participate at this time.
The Board requested for Joe Hubert
Allen to send a letter of response.
B-Action Iten : A list of obsolete
or broken property/equipment was
presented to the Board from Joe
Hubert Allen, Clerk requesting
permission to remove.
The Board approved this request.
C-lAction -Itenm: A letter from
Frances Terry, Executive Director of
the Suwannee River Economic
Council, Inc. was presented to the,
Board. Ms. Terry is requesting
confirmation of the continuation of the
existing representative (Mr. Hoyt J.
"Buddy" Lamb) or the appointment of
a new representative to the SREC
Board of Directors.
Commissioner Lamb stated he
would be happy to continue as the
SREC Representative.
The Board approved to re-appoint
Commissioner Lamb. Carla Downing,
Deputy Clerk will inform the SREC.
D-JInformation Itenm: Clerk of
Court Finance Officer, Cindy Dey
submitted the Financial Status Reports
dated August 31, 2004 and September
30, 2004.
E-|lnformation Item: Copy of
Town of Cross City Ordinance Nos.
241, 242, and 243, ordinances relating
to panhandling presented to the Board.
F-Information Itemr: During the
November 18, 2004 meeting the Board
of County Commissioners appointed
Trudy Heckard to the Florida Crown
Workforce Development Board. A
copy of a letter informing FCWD was
presented.
Mr. Allen discussed the need of
space for his office staff.
Arthur Bellot stated that as bad as
everyone may not want to hear it, it is
going to take someone moving out of
the courthouse to make room for the
Clerk of Court. He stated the Clerk of
Court and his staff are needed in the
Courthouse. Some counties are
moving elected officials to other
locations within the county to make
room for the Clerk of Court. Dixie
County is growing and we are
averaging 2-3 families moving into our
county per week.
Commissioner Driggers stated he
is aware of another county buying a
nearby church and moving the Board
of County Commission office into it
and holding the Commission meetings
there.
Arthur stated that Taylor County
is holding their Board of County
Commission meeting outside the
courthouse. The fact of the matter is
we have 6 months to spend the money.
After further discussion, the Board
approved to hold a workshop after the
February 3rd, 2005 regular meeting to
discuss space for the Clerk.
ARTHUR BELLOT, COUNTY
COORDINATOR
Mr. Bellot informed the Board
that a change order will be received for
the Turner Point Landing/Boat Ramp
Replacement Project awarded to S & T'
Service in June of 2004. They could
not begin construction due to the
permit being held up by the Army
Corps of Engineers. They have finally
received the permit, meanwhile the
cost of materials has gone up. The
Suwannee River Water Management
District has agreed to pay $5,000 of
the project expenses. Our only other


option is to re-bid the project and then
it will be too late.
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Driggers
and carried to approve the change
order once it is prepared so the project
can be completed.
The following BellSouth Work
Orders were presented for approval.
53N71003N-FL029H621801 (work
proposed along the west shoulder of
SW 361 Hwy between SW 320 Ave
and SW 623 St. 1.45 miles),
53B71002N-FL029H621763 (work
proposed at New River's Edge Condo
6990 SW 358 Hwy.), and
53N71004N-FL029H622366 (work
proposed along the west shoulder of
SW 361 Hwy 1.60 miles).
Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Driggers and carried to approve the
BellSouth Work Orders as presented
and Mr. Bellot is to send the standard
letter for all three.
A copy of a letter from Akerman
& Senterfitt, Attorneys at Law,
regarding "Voters approve State
Minimum Wage Law in
Florida/Florida Employers must
comply with Higher Wage
Requirements" was presented to the
Board. Mr. Bellot stated the minimum
wage will increase to $6.15 beginning
May 2nd, 2005. This wage increase is
tied to a bracket increase and will be
increasing annually. Arthur will be
reporting at a later date what effect this
will make on the county budget.
Mr. Bellot informed the Board
that he received an email from Jesse
Wilson, USDA-NRCS State
Conservation Engineer regarding
Amendment No. 1 to the Emergency
Watershed Protection Program
Agreement between the Dixie County
Board of County Commissioners and
the USDA-NRCS resulting from
Hurricane Jeanne. The amendment is
to add one (1) additional project and
increase funding by $152,000 for a
total not to exceed $391,300. The
description of the project and locations
are as follows: CR 349 Salt Creek
Bypass-Erosion control to protect road;
SE 205 Street Bridge-Erosion control
to protect road; and Main Canal-
Sediment removal to prevent flooding.
Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Driggers and carried to approve
Amendment No. 1.
Blasting the rock. mine was
discussed. Arthur stated that since
9/11 we have dealt with two
companies; one for blasting and the
other for drilling. We are looking at a
$350' increase on drilling and an
increase on the blasting. It needs to be
looked at now. It is usually done in
June or July.
Arthur stated he has talked with
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Island road and channel dredging in
Suwannee. Priority was discussed for
McGriff Pass- to be first and the
repaving of Shired Island Road,
CR357 South, second.
JOEY LANDER, COUNTY
ATTORNEY
Joey Lander informed the Board
that as of this past Friday, January 14th,
2005 the closing is final on the Dixie
County Advocate making him 50%
owner. He requested a waiver of
conflict relating to the Board of
County Commission issues and their
published articles.
Motion by Commissioner
Driggers, seconded by Commissioner
Valentine and carried to approve a
waiver of conflict for Joey Lander
dealing with the DC Board of County
Commission legal advertisements in
the Dixie County Advocate.
Joey stated that his new publisher
is Mike Moore and he is a family man.
Sue Chewning is the new editor and
there will be no increase in prices at
this time.
COMMISSIONER ITEMS
Commissioner Driggers stated that
the Horseman's Association needs
space and would like to move their
events to the Hudson Ball Field.
Arthur Bellot stated that he will
need to check on the grants to be sure
that all is in order to allow it. He
mentioned that there is an additional
10 acre area that has not been cleared.
Commissioner Hays commented
on the letter received from the Sarasota
County Board of County
Commissioners regarding Red Light
Camera Legislation.
No action was taken by the Board
at this time.
Commissioner Hays informed the
Board that Steven Petty of Fabrication
Technologies contacted him about
removing three trees that obstruct the
view of their sign at the road entrance.
Commissioner Hays recommended
approval to allow Mr. Petty to remove
the trees.
The Board approved this request.
Commissioner Hays thanked
everyone, especially Howard Reed and
Arthur Bellot, for the Little League
Project.
VOUCHERS APPROVED
Vendor 9955 10053
Payroll 9588 9688
ADJOURN
Motion was made by
Commissioner Driggers, seconded by
Commissioner Yalentine and carried to
adjourn at 9:58 PM.
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
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2nd Runner-up Cheyenne Stemple.
Throughout the evening cakes were raffled off as part of the
fundraiser. Some of Dixie's best pastry chefs provided cakes that
would put Emeril to shame. Thanks to Debbie Howereter, Marinda
King, Gail Rains, Tammy Stemple, Jeana Long, Frances
Scholfield, Vickie Willis, Chris Barber, Lela Wimberly, Dot
Remington, and Vessie Mills, for baking, decorating, and donating
their cakes. A big "THANK YOU" goes out to the following folks
for purchasing the cakes, Pat Bell, Ray Whitt, Alton Land, Tim
Alexander, Connie Land, Lisa Anderson, Jeana Long, Jeff Stemple,
Karen Tillis, Mary Ellen Cassidy, and Pat Whitfield.
Congratulations to Floyd Greene for winning the raffle that
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Tammy noted that overall the pageant brought in over
$1,600.00 that will go towards the purchase of school planers
which every child gets at the beginning of the school year.
However the highlight of the evening was the contestants
themselves. Don in tuxes and their finest cowboy attire the boys
really shined on the stage. The girls, dressed in frills, lace and curls
lit up the stage with their beautiful smiles and excitement in being
in the spotlight. All the contestants deserve a hand and
"congratulations" for their efforts- in helping their school and the
way in which they conducted themselves. You are all truly
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By Terri Langford Staff Writer
The annual Old Town
Valentine was held Friday,
February 11th with Family and
friends packing the cafetorium,
giving support to their favorite
little Miss or Mr.
Kathryn McInnis was the
Master of Ceremonies for the
evening, doing her usual
spectacular job in orchestrating
the stage presentation. Behind
the scenes were Pageant
Coordinator Tammy Stemple and
her two right-hand gals, Marie
Hunt and Tracy Locke. Mr.
Chuck Elton was kind enough to
come and take candid pictures
while Fred Sabback was on hand
for those portrait pictures
coveted by parents and
grandparents.
Tammy wanted to send out a
special thanks to the following
folks for all their help, donations,
time and efforts in making the
evening such a success Cross
City Florist, The Lighthouse
Restaurant, Chris Barber, Debra
Howereter, Marie Hunt, Jeana
Long, Kathryn McInnis, Vickie
Willis, Fred Sabback, Karen
Tillis, Deanna Roberts, Chuck
Elton and Ronnie Hunt. Again,
thank you all for your support.


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Christopher Jennings.


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Baby Miss OTE Timber Lord. Not pictured 1Pt Runner-up Lataiva
Brannan, 2d"' Runner-up Gabrielle Weaver. Not pictured Baby Mr. OTE
King Colby Wilson, Ist Runner-up Bobby Lee and 2nd Runner-up Wyatt
Philman.


Toddler Miss OTE (left to right) 1t Runner-up Emmalee Wilkerson,
Queen Emma Lee, and 2nd Runner-up Haylie Sikes.


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The girls of Troop #511, went to Camp Kateri on the weekend of January 28-30. They would like to take this
time to thank all of their moms and troop leaders for going with them. Also, they'would like to especially thank
Mr. Stanley from Foodland for donating food and drinks for their trip. This was our first year at Girl Scout
Camp and we want to say, "Troop 511 will be back and ready next year!"


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Carlisle (right) Wilkerson, Queen Molly Sminith, and 2nd Runner-up Erin Cherry.
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Tiny Mr. OTE (left to right) Is Runner-up Kelby Baxley, King Trace
ftarrod, and 2nd Runner-up Brad Keen.


AES Kicks Off FCAT

Season With Annual

"Pie-In-Face" Challenge
AES has kicked off the start of FCAT season
last week with Principal, Garry Durham,
arranging the annual "Pie-In-Face" Challenge.
The challenge consists of chosen teachers by
students who achieved the two Level 5's on last
year's FCAT test getting a pie in their face.
Honored students were: Shelby Land,
Caylan Davis, Shayna Chewning, and Chelsy
Cannon. Chosen teachers/victims were Mrs.
Linda Taylor, Mrs. Maureen Cravey, Mrs. Toma
Sue Davis, and Ms. Connie Royal. The only
good thing about being chosen was that they got
to choose the flavor of pie smashed in their face.
Mr. Durham has once again promised all
students achieving two Level 5's on any FCAT
test will have this honor next year. Good luck to
all students taking FCAT this year!!!


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Reading, writing, math
and science,
We must. meet the
state requirements.
Working hard to please
our teachers.
They probably think that
we're strange creatures!
Bribing us with lollipops,
To do our best to reach
the top!
Motivation it's not easy.
We're somewhat spoiled,
or even lazy.
We've studied and we've
also written.
We've "figured" and
we've even listened.
Long response and short
ones, too.
We've heard it all; what
shall we do?
Bubble in and get it right.
Do your best with all
your might!
Show your work and look
for clues, ,
Main ideas and the
authors' views.
A good night's sleep,
a-hearty meal,
It's important how we feel.
All these things we
can't forget.
Is the FCAT over yet?
So, buckle down and
get it down.
Let's show our school is #1!
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Dixie County High School graduate Cassy Kesterson received
notification that she had made the Dean's List. It is always great to
hear about the success of DCHS students. Congratulations, Cassy.
The following is the official letter that Cassy received with the
great news.
"Dear Cassandra,
It is my pleasure to inform you that you have earned a place on
the Dean s List at the University of Central Florida for the Fall
Semester 2004.You are to be commended for having achieved this
honor and I offer my congratulations and best wishesfor continued
success in your studies.
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Many thanks to the following businesses and individuals who
helped make the 4-Pet Sake Auction such a success. Because of
your generosity a few more animals will be helped.
Sheree H. Lancaster, PA, Joan Best Drugs, ACE-Chiefland Farm
Ballard, Jim Myers, Shelia Wald, Supply, Gilchrist Building Supply,
Shirl Johnson, Dr. Dawn Miller, Jan Grimes, Homestead
Ian & Katie Milloy, Bell Concrete, Restaurant, Akins BBQ, Publix,
Scotty's-Chiefland, Farmers Aline's & Tracy's Restaurant,
Furniture, Lighthouse Restaurant, Hichcock's-Newberry, Target,
Bell Auto Parts, Kelley's Auto Lowes, Gilchrist County Journal,
Supply, The Storage Place, Woodland Craft Signs, BP Sub
Sunshine Steak House, Wal-Mart, Shop, Backyard BBQ, Sears-
T's Treasures, Trenton Floral, Trenton, Mitch's Jewlery, Wayne
Southern Tire & Brake, & Martha Mahalick, Santa Fe
Drummond Bank, Belk's, Flying River Trading Company, Angela's
Hawk, Tri-County Rental, William Furniture, Mr. & Mrs. George
Georgi, Lindsay Smith, Leo & Jones, Scaff's, Tri-County Bank,
Tommy Sanchez, Outback Tan, Tonya & Doug McDonald,
Branford Pawn & Jewelry, Nell's Albertsons, Ara & Paul & Melanie
Restaurant, Sisters Restaurant, Bryant, Pat .Baum, Col. Paul &.
Jenkins Feed, Shirley Ertel, Lois Jean Malphrus, Toni & Teri
Cosgrove, Nancy & Joe Darling, Chiefland Citizen, Dixie
Smallbone, Jean & Jim Troke, County Advocate, Branford
Steve Broker, Tractor Supply- Woman's Club, Reggie Pitts,
Newberry, Tractor Supply- David Barber, Warren Emenecker,
Chiefland, Southern Ag & Turf, Debbie McCarthy and Renee
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in glass front displays; two fireplaces and too many other amenities to
mention. Approx. 3200 sf, $259,500.00.
*- SIX RENTAL TIlT_ ra*ifl i l15,000 to $35,000. Being sold
individually or as a b ( l. aw gi Cross City with city water and
sewer.
4BR. 2 BATH HOUSE with rock exterior and tile roof in Cross City.
Has central heat/air, attached carport with concrete driveway.
$150,000.00.
!* IN CROSS CITY 2 BR, 2 B SWMH on 3/4 acres on CR 351-A. Central
H& A, well & septic on comer paved lot. Being sold "AS IS" $23,000.00.
IN .CROSS CITY Inaclla e 3 BR, 2 B home with carport on paved
street in homes-onlylK srn. Separate dining room, living room with
fireplace, laundry rclPel3tK lkIWI ity water and sewer, garbage
pickup and cable TV. $80,000.00.
TOTALLY FURNISHED SWMH on 1/2. acre in Mingo Acres near
upper Steinhatchee River. $60,000.00.
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office, courthouse, banks and shopping plaza. $195,000.
40 ACRES ON 349 South with Planted pines, well & septic.; $240,000.
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$2,600. North of Cross City off CR 351.
-"7 WOODED HG H&FRY RES with paved frontage on CR 353
across from Gov iFL-", 'I'liles'north of Cross City. $40,000.00.
-80 ACRES one mile east of airport at end of CRCCI Training Center
Road in Cross City. $280,000.00.
".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.
U150'of frontage $50,000.00.
CALL US!!


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Licensed Florida
Real Estate Broker
418 S.E. Riverside Drive
Steinhatchee, FL 32359
Office:
(352) 463-6988


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home with "Cracker" style architecture in The
Riverwalk of Fanning Springs. Spacious 2BR/2B,
10' ceilings, open kitchen to large Great Room,
maple cabinets throughout, screened back porch
with patio, 2-car garage, large utility room, lots of
cabinets, landscaping and picket fencing. Many
extras and upgrades. Deed restricted S/D.
$181.790. Call Carol McQueen Sales
Associate (352) 494-5866.


"NEW CONSTRUCTION: Beautiful 3 BR,,2 1/2 B, two story "Cracker" style home in The Riverwalk. Hickory flooring, Corian Kitchen counter tops, maple
cabinets, FP, large front porch and upstairs balcony, screened back porch. Many extras $270,000. Deed restricted S/D.
"NEW CONSTRUCTION: Charming 3BR, 2 B, "Cracker" architecture in The Riverwalk. Open kitchen to Great Room, maple cabinets throughout, large
MBR and.walk-in-closet, FP, front porch, screened back porch, 2-car garage. Deed restricted S/D. Many extras. $198,000.


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FANNING SPRINGS BRANCH
OFFICE:
17871 NW Hwy. 19
Fanning Springs, FL 32693
(352) 463-6144


IMMACULATE 3 BR, 2 B RANCH STYLE
HOME with beautiful great room and fireplace. SILVER OAKS Lovely 3 BR, 2 B home on.2 -
Detached garage & workshop. PRICED JUST 1/2 acre wooded lots. central H & A, fully
REDUCED $169,900. MOTIVATED SELLER. equipped kitchen, 2-car garage. 28x32 detached
(LR-748208) Call 493-2221. garage & workshop with 1/2 bath. Home built in
2002. Paved streets. Deed Restricted
.. .. .- Community. A MUST SEEIII $175,000. (LR-
S I 748118), Call 493-2221.
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PEACEFUL QUIET RETREAT with privacy, just outside
the Town of Suwannee. This 3 BR, 2 B doublewide
mobile home is on 2 lots (.40 ac.) with pond frontage and
bn a culdesacl 1 mile to the river, just 2 miles to boat
ramps, located only 5 minutes to the Gulf of Mexico.
Perfect location for your gel-away! Affordably priced at
$169,900. (DW-748056J ).Call (352) 542-9007.


BRING THE BOAT, FISHING POLES AND
MOVE IN TODAY, Beautiful river cottage on
10.9 wooded acres. Over 900' of waterfront with
boat dock. New paint. New well. New
. refrigerator. AC is only a couple of years old.
Nice workshop & storage shed. Call to se today
$475, 000. (DW-748163-J) Call 463-6144.


LOTS & ACREAGE
43 ACRE Hunting & Investment Tract. Some hardwoods, partly cutover and balance in
young pine trees. Abundance of deer, wild hogs & turkeys. Seller will finance. $135,500.
(LA-748229) Call 493-2221.
20 ACRE HUNTING & Investment Tract. Some hardwoods, partly cutover and balance in
young pine trees. Abundance of deer, wild hogs & turkeys. Seller will finance. $68,500.
(LA-748230) Call 493-2221.
BEAUTIFUL wooded 2.35 acre parcel w/well. Ready to build on or set up mobile home.
Very conveniently located. Adjoining lot also available for $14,250. (DA-748270 JW)
$15,000. Call 463-6144.
BEAUTIFUL WOODED 2 35 ACRES w/well, septic & power pole. Has old mobile home
on property of no value. SOLD AS IS. Very conveniently located. Adjoining lot available
$15,000. (DA-748271 JW) $14.250. Call 463-6144.


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Suwannee, FL 32692
(352) 542-9007


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SELLI This elevated 3 BR, 2 B home in the
Town of Suwannee is fully furnished and ready
to move in. Boat house, fish cleaning area, & 2
boat lifts on fresh water canal. $259,000. (DW-
7478131 Call (352) 542-9007.


VERY NICE 2 BR, 1 1/2 B HOME on 2 84
shaded acres. Paved streets. New roof, new AC
with heat pump. New 4" well. also has 2" well
storage sheds, 12x20 Florida room & 12x20
screened porch. Close to schools, shopping,
Gulf of Mexico & Suwannee. Call for
appointment today III $67.000. (DR-747989):
Call (352) 542-9007.


LOOKS LIKE NEW Fully furnished 2BR, 2 B mobile
home on paved street. Only minutes to shopping.
Suwannee River, Springs& Goff Course. I car attached
carport with concrete slab, large covered wood deck,
screened in patio with concrete floor, 4" well & CB pump
houselstorage shed. Much mom. MUST SEV $65,0W
(LMH-747615). Call 463-6144.


Major Gift Boosts Florida Law Education
A major gift announced Tuesday by Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund, Inc. (The Fund) will help-
Florida deal with the state's percolating real estate market and develop knowledgeable lawyers to serve.
that market.
After it is matched by the state, the gift from Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund, Inc., the nation's first-
Bar-related title insurance underwriter, will' provide $300,000 for teaching and faculty research in the
area of real estate law at the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
"UF's law school has a distinguished national reputation and a tradition of academic excellence.
With this instructional endowment, we are carrying out The Fund's mission'to preserve and facilitate
the practice of real estate law," said Charles J. Kovaleski, president of The Fund. "Real estate drivest
Florida's economy. This gift represents The Fund's reinvestment in the legal foundation on which that'
critical piece of Florida's economy stands."
This endowment is one of five totaling $1 million the company is establishing at Florida-based_
law schools. Over the last four decades, The Fund has provided preeminent law schools with an annual
endowment to promote real property education. In addition to the $242,800 in curriculum grants the
company has provided to the UF law school over the past 40 years (including this most recent gift),
The Fund conducts an annual law student award competition open to law students across the state-
providing a monetary grant to the student submitting the best legal paper on the topic of real estate law.

You really should advertise your business in the Dixie County Advocate. It
reaches more and more people in Dixie County every week.

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, February 24, 2005


oung Heroes Honored at

hursday Night Meeting
y Mike Moore Advocate Staff
Three youngsters who responded in emergencies received the
raise and thanks of the community at last Thursday night's Dixie
county Commission meeting.
Kevin James Valentine, Jr., Daniel Howard Bannister, Jr., and
risten Robinson were handed plaques recognizing their good
eeds, and a roomful of adults rose with a standing ovation.
Valentine and Bannister dove into the water and rescued a
elative. The victim had been thrown overboard when the boat the


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presented Kevin James, Jr. and Daniel Howard Bannister, Jr
With plaques recognizing their heroic deeds.


Benefit Dinner

To Be Held For

Boyette Family
S. A Benefit Dinner will be
held Saturday, February 26th
from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm at
.Bell Park in Bell, Florida for
Shelby and Rhonda Boyette
\vho lost their home and all
contents in a tragic fire.
Dinners will consist of pork
and chicken, baked beans, cole
slaw, bread and drink for a
donation of $5.00 per plate.
Deliveries can be arranged
within a reasonable distance.


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Boyette Family


Tristen Robinson was
instrumental in saving his
father during a medical
emergency and was also
honored at the Commission
meeting last week.


group was riding in struck an
object. This happened near
Horseshoe Beach in December.
The man was unconscious when
the two young swimmers
reached him, and the
youngsters were able to get him
back to the boat.
Robinson was alert enough
to call his grandmother when his
father suffered a medical
d Reed emergency. The grandmother
called 911.


Log onto
www. dcadvocate. net
& get the latest
news for
Dixie County.


Post 91 Dinner
Post 91 is smoke-free. The
building is smoke-free, even
when it is rented out. The Post
does not have a lounge, partly
because it is located next door
to a school and because the
majority of the members did not
want one.
The next monthly meeting
will be March 17th, at 7:00 pm.
Beginning at 5:30 pm, the Post
will begin serving a donation
spaghetti dinner. The suggested
donation is $5.00 for adults and
$2.50 for youngsters twelve and
under. Plan to attend the
meeting and bring family and
friends with you.
With duty in the Armed
Forces, certain benefits are
earned through service. The
idea for veterans health care and
the original GI Bill came from
the American Legion, from
Legionnaires that felt these and
other benefits were right and
fair compensation for service to
America. The monthly meeting
in March at Post 91 will
celebrate the "birthday" of
'OUR' American Legion. Join
us at the birthday party, March
17th, at 7:00 pm at Post 91.
Remember our Armed
Forces all over the world each
day in your thoughts and
prayers, and here at home,
watch over our Legionnaires,
veterans, widows and the
families of those called to active
duty, helping out however and
whenever you can.
For God and Country,
Wayne Gravely,
Commander


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Happy Birthday


Whitley Butler

Soft as a whisper
So precious and sweet. V r"
Whitley, you are perfection t
From your head to your feet!

Happy 13th Birthday Baby Girl!
Love ya, '
Mama, Daddy & Landon



The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance;
to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to
your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to
all men, charity.
-Francis Maitland Balfour


All donations will be greatly appreciated.
For more information you may call Mickey & Bonnie Watson
at 352-542-2300 or Joe & Ginger Rice at 386-454-2948.


Attorney General Warns of New

Twist on Old Scam
Attorney General Charlie Crist last week advised consumers
of a new and aggressive financial scam that leaves no Floridian
immune from attack.
For more than two decades, authorities have' battled an
international mail scheme commonly known as' the "Nigerian Bank
Scam." In its traditional form, the scam involves a promise that an
individual will pay the victim ftom a large pool of money being
held overseas, if the victim first sends a smaller amount of money
as' "security." The victim sends the money but then never again
hears from the sender.
S Recently, a new twist on the old system has emerged. In this
variation, the victim receives a cashier's check in the mail or via
overnight delivery. The check is for a large sum of money from
what appears to be a nationally recognized banking institution. No
explanation accompanies the check, but the victim may attempt to
deposit it into his or her bank account. Should the victim's bank
accept the deposit, the check is routed to the financial institution of
origin, where it is discovered that the account has been closed. The
check .is then forwarded to the original holder of the closed
account, who now has the victim's banking information. It can take
some time for the-victim to realize that the integrity of his or her
bank account has been compromised.
"The audacity of these criminals is breathtaking," said Crist.
'It's clear that these scam artists will stop at nothing, and spare no
one, in their shameless ploy to make a quick buck. This is a vivid
reminder that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably
is. It is important that all Florida consumers are aware of this
threat."
, Consumers who receive any type of similar cashier's check
or solicitation to participate in an advanced pay scheme should
immediately contact their local U.S. Secret Service office. Crist
also
offers these suggestions to avoid becoming the victim of such a
scheme:
Avoid providing, your personal or banking information to
gny unknown person or business.
If you receive a request for personal or banking information
from an unknown person or business, do not reply in any manner.


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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, February 24, 2005


LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No. 2005-0010-CP
Division:

IN RE: ESTATE OF

MICHAEL LEROY EATON

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of
MICHAEL LEROY EATON, deceased,
whose date of death was October 23,
2004; File Number 05-0010-CP is
pending in the Circuit Qourt for Dixie
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Drawer 1206,
Cross City, FL 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 LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.

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
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of first publication of this notice is
February 17, 2005.

REBECCA E. HUTCHINS
Personal Representative
9309 Gulfstream Blvd.
Englewood, FL 34224

H. GREG LEE
Attorney For Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 0351301
H. Greg Lee, P.A.
2014 Fourth St.
Sarasota, FL 34237
/Telephone: (941) 954-0067
FAX: (941) 365-1492
8-9
LEGAL NOTICE

'Please be advised that as of February 10,
2005, I will no longer be responsible for
debts incurred by anyone other than
myself.

Signed: Coen D. Hines
February 7, 2005
7-10

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

ROBERT A. BENNETT
TAX DEED 925
18 SE 917 STREET
OLD TOWN, FL 32680

The holder of the following certificate has
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate number
and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:

Certificate No.: 925
May 23, 2002

Description of Property:

Parcel No.
36-10-13-5665-0027-0250

Lot 25 Block 27 of SUWANNEE GARDENS
SUB-DIVISION, as shown by plat of said
subdivision of record of Plat Book One of
the Public Records of Dixie County,
Florida.

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED
*Dan Cummins,
Rt. 4 Box 21-B, Americus, GA 31709
*Dan Cummins, P.O. Box 546,
Americus, GA 31709

CONTIGUOUS OWNERS NOTIFIED
*Barney & Nancy Keen,
P.O. Box 364, Orange Springs, FL 32182
Ethel Ellenberg,
Box 346, Chokoloskee, FL 33925

WARNING: Said property being in the
County of Dixie, State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be redeemed
according to law the property described in
such certificate shall e sold oI. the
highest bidder at the Dixie County
Courthouse on March 22nd. 2005 at


Dated this February 14, 2005
Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
By: Caria Downing, Deputy Clerk
8-11
LEGAL NOTICE
IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF
COVINGTON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

CAUSE NO. 350


IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF
ANDREW EDWARD EASTERLING AND
MICHELLE HAYES EASTERLING

FOR THE ADOPTION OF THE CHILD
DESCRIBED HEREIN

SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION

TO: THE UNKNOWN NATURAL FATHER


OF UNKNOWN BABY GIRL OWNES a/kla
QUANTAYA ALEXIS EASTERLING, BORN
ON AUGUST 10, 2000, TO NATURAL
MOTHER, LAYOTA NICHOLE OWENS.

You are summonsed to appear an defend
against the Petition for adoption at 9:30
o'clock a.m. on the 30th day of March,
2005, in the Covington County chancery
Courthouse at Collins, Mississippi, and in
case.of your failure to appear and defend
a judgement will be entered against you
for the money or other things demanded in
the petition.

You are not required to file an answer or
enter pleading but you may do so if you
desire.

Issued under my hand and the seal of said
Court, this the 28th day of January, 2005.

JIMMIE BAGGETT, Chancery Clerk
Covington County, Mississippi
By: G. G., Deputy Clerk.
6-9

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

F. NORRIS MCKINNEY
TAX DEED 505
P.O. BOX 920
CROSS CITY, FL 32628

The holder of the following certificate has
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The'certificate number
and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:

Certificate No.: 505
May 30, 2001

Description of Property:

Parcel No.
27-09-13-4471-0000-0490

Lot 49, PALM FOREST OF OLD TOWN
SUB-DIVISION, as per the official plat
thereof on file and of record in Plat Book 1,
Page 88, public records of Dixie County,
Florida.

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED
*Noreen Johnston, Personal Rep., P.O.
Box 5031, Spring Hill, FL 34611
*David C. Sasser, Esq., Johnston & Sasser,
P.A., Attorney for Persona Rep. of the
Estate of John Jacob Fiske, P.O. Box 997,
Brooksville, FL 34605-0997
*Noreen Johnston, Personal Rep., 5198
Churchill Way, Weeki Wachee, FL 34607

CONTIGUOUS OWNERS NOTIFIED
*Gary E. Holifield, P.O. Box 1467, Cross
City. FL 32628
*John D. & Regina Spring, 17516
Satsuma Circle, Winter Garden, FL 34787
*Richard B. & Judy A. Howell,
P O Box 545, Old Town, FL, 32680
*Janel Howe Yese, Carol J. Hose, and Carl
3464 NW 49th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32605
'Janet Hose Yese, Carol J. Hose, and Carl
W. Green, 9210 Millhopper Road,
Gainesville, FL 32653. "

WARNING: Said property being in the
County of Dixie, State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be redeemed
according to law the property described in
such certificate, shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the Dixie County
Courthouse on March 22nd. 2005 at
11:00 A.M.

Dated this January 27th, 2005.
Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
By: Carla Downing, Deputy Clerk
6-9
LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF APPLICATION.
FOR TAX DEED

APRIL & TOM NEISS
TAX DEED-882
137 NE 448th AVENUE
OLD TOWN, FL 32680'

The holder of the following certificate has
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate number
and year, of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:

Certificate No.: 882
May 30, 2001

Description of Property:

Parcel No.
36-10-13-5665-0024-0010
Lot 1 Block 24 of SUWANNEE GARDENS
SUB-DIVISION, as shown by plat of said
subdivision of record of Plat Book One of
the public records of Dixie County,
Florida.

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED
*Paul Morris & Myrtice Morris,
9909 Elys Ford Road,
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
CONTIGUOUS OWNERS NOTIFIED
*Robert R. & Mary E. Cooper, % Lynne
Abner, 35 Captain Kidd Circle,
Norkomis, FL 34275
*Junior Allen Bowman & Susan Williams,
HC1 Box 269, Old Town, FL 32680

WARNING: Said property being in the
County of Dixie, State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be redeemed
according to law the property described in
such certificate, shall e. sold to. the
highest bidder at the. Dixie Cunity
Courthouse on Mach 22a 2005 aL
11:00 A.M.


Dated this February 14, 2005
Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
By: Carla Downing, Deputy Clerk
8-11

Years may wrinkle the
skin, but to give up inter-
est wrinkles the soul.
-Douglas MacArthur


LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

FILE NO: 05-0003-CP
DIVISION: PROBATE


IN RE: ESTATE OF


ASIAH ROSE WILLIAMS,

Deceased.


NOTICE ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the Estate of ASIAH
ROSE WILLIAMS, Deceased, is pending
the Circuit Court in and for Dixie County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is Dixie County Courthouse, P.O.
Box 1206, Cross City, Florida 32628. The
Decedent died intestate. The names and
addressed of the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.

All interested persons are required to file
in the manner provided in the Florida
Probate Code, with this court, WITHIN
THREE MONTHS OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE:

(1) all claims against the Estate; and
(2) any objection by an' interested person
to whom notice was mailed that challenges
the qualifications of, the Personal
Representative, venue or jurisdiction of
this Court.

ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

Publication of this Notice began on
February 17, 2005. 1

Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I
have read the foregoing, and the facts
alleged are true to the best of my
knowledge and belief.

Executed this 15th day of February, 2005.

AIMEE NICOLE WILLIAMS
Petitioner

Respectfully submitted,
FINE FARKASH & PARLAPIANO, PA
622 NE First Street
Gainesville, Florida 32601,
(352). 376-6046
By: Jack J. Fine, Esquire
Attorney for Plaintiff
Florida Bar Number: 223700
8-9
LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS NAME

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
undersigned, desiring to engage in
business under the fictitious name of
CHOCTAW CONSTRUCTION COMPANY &
ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC.,
located at 5400 SW 35th Terrace, Bell, FL
32619.

OWNER: CARL D. SUMMERALL
9
LEGAL NOTICE

OLD TOWNE STORAGE.
P. 0. Box 1421
Perry, Florida
Phone (352) 498-5882
Location of Storage Facility
Highway 19 Old Town, FL 32680

NOTICE OF SALE

Old Town Storage will offer for sale the
contents of the following units:

Unit #2A Cara Mathis
Unit #10 Albert Mims
Unit #16 S. Kanzer
Unit #55 B Jimmy Swindle
Unit #92 B Renee Johnson

The Sale will be held on Saturday, March
12, 2005 at 9:00 AM. at the Old Towne
Storage Unit on Highway 19, Old Town,
Florida.

The cancellation of sale may be made if
both parties agree upon settlement. Old
Town Storage reserves the right to bid.
9-10

LEGAL NOTICE

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

The First Jobs/First Wages Committee of
the Florida Crown Workforce Board will
meet on Monday, March 14, 2005 at 2:00
P.M. at the Florida Crown Employers'
Service Center, 840 SW Main Blvd., Lake
City, Florida.

This meeting is open to the public.

Person(s) interested in participating who
has a disability requiring special
assistance should contact Brenda Cruz,
(386) 755-9026, ext. 3220. TTY users
dial 711 and ask the operator to dial
(386) 755-9026, ext. 3220.

Notice has been made of this meeting,
through publication, to comply with the
"Government in the Sunshine" Law.
9

LEGAL NOTICE

PUBLIC MEETING
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

Please take notice that the Three Rivers
Regional Library Board will hold a
meeting on Thursday, March 10th, 2005,
at 7;00 p.m., at the Dixie County Public
Library, in Cross City, Florida.

All interested persons are invited to
attend and be heard. Please be advised,
that if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Board with respect
to any mater considered at such hearing,
that person will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose,
he/she may need 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.

"Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to
participate in this proceeding should
contact (352) 498-1200 (Voice & TDD) or
via Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-
8771."
9


LEGAL


NOTICES


"God is a comedian playing
.laugh." Voltaire (1694-1778)


LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION

File Number 05-0007-CP
Division: Probate

IN RE: ESTATE OF

DONALD P. BOND

Deceased.

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the estate of Donald
P. Bond, deceased, File Number 05-
0007-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Dixie County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 214 NE
Hwy. 351, Cross City, Florida 32628. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:

All persons on whom this notice is served
who have objections that challenge the
validity of the will, the qualifications of the
personal representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court are required to
file their objections with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS 'NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER ,THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF '
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.

The date of the 'first publication of this
Notice is February 23, 2005.

Personal Representative:'
Donna Napoli
9114 John Simmons Street
Frederick, Maryland 21704

Attorney for Personal Representative:
Joseph T. Lander, Attorney
Florida Bar No. 0113557
109 Barber Ave.
P.O. Box 2007
Cross City, Florida 32628-2007
Telephone: (352) 498-3900
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to an audience too afraid to


Up Close & Personal


LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

PROBATE DMSION

File Number 05-006-CP
Division: Probate

IN RE: ESTATE OF

GERALD WESLEY ELAM

Deceased.

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the estate of Gerald
Wesley Elam, deceased, File Number 05-
006-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Dixie County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 214 NE Hwy. 351,
Cross City, Florida 32628. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:

All persons on whom this notice is served
who have objections that challenge the
validity of the will, the qualifications of the
personal representative,- venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court are required to
file their objections with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.

The date of the first publication of this
Notice is February 23, 2005.

Personal Representative:
Tony Parker
3845 Park Boulevard
Pinellas Park, Florida 33781

Attorney for Personal Representative:
Joseph T. Lander, Attorney
Florida Bar No. 0113557
109 Barber Ave.
P.O. Box 2007
Cross City, Florida 32628-2007
Telephone: ,(352) 498-3900
9-10 .


government. Good photo, David.
LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 3RD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 04-0422-CA

GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC.,
SUCCESSOR BY CONVERSION TO
CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING CORP.
PLAINTIFF

VS.

DONALD M. JONES, IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST DONALD M. JONES; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DONALD M. JONES, IF ANY;
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION
III; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDNAT(S)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated January 24, 1005, entered in Civil
Case No. 04-0422-CA of the Circuit Court
of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in and for DIXIE
County, Cross City, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at the
SOUTH DOOR of the Courthouse at the
DIXIE County Courthosue located .at 150.
N.E. Cedar Street in Cross City, Firoida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 17th day of March, 2005
the following described property as set
forth in said Summary final Judgment, to- ,


wit: '

LOT 140, SUWANNEE RIVER HILLCREST
SUBDIVISION, AS PER THE PLAT ON6
RECORD IN THE PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE63,'
IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DIXIE'
.COUNTY, FLORIDA AND LYING AND.-
BEING IN SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 9,'
SOUTH, RANGE 13 EAST.

TOGETHER WITH 1988 FLEETWOOD
DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME VIN #
GAFLH05A13674CH .
GAFLH05B13674CH.

Dated' this 22nd day of March, 2005

JOE HUBERT ALLEN
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Virginia Cobb, Deputy Clerk

THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERNS,
P.A., ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive Suite 500
Plaintation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
04-33150(GTS)

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons with
disabilities needing a special
accommodation should contact COURT
ADMINISTRATION, at the DIXIE County
Courthouse at NONE, 1-800-955-8771,
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.
9-10


Food may be essential as
fuel for the body, but good
food is fuelfor the soul.
-Malcolm Forbes


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David Osteen from Steinhatchee recently had the chance to
see President Bush when he was at Florida Community College-
in Jacksonville. He was on campus to discuss Pell Grants and'
to 'explain how students can be helped by the Federal


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Micah is our seven-year-old son who suffers from autism. His story is an ongoing
one. It doesn't end with a miraculous healing yet. It is a day by day unfolding of
God's mercy and grace.


God has given us a measure of grace to accept Micah's disabilities and to love him
with an unconditional love. We are doing all we can to help him develop into the man
God wants him to be. Daily I am amazed by the miracle child that God has given to
me. Doctors can not explain my son's disability. It is simply there. It was placed on
Him by the hand of God. His siblings are building strong character through it, and
the Lord has taught us so much through his life.


We have no "miracle" story as some would see it, but day by day God gives us a
measure of His grace to meet the trials of that day. In His time and in His way he is


using this disorder to bring honor and glory to Himself.


II Corinthians 12:9-10 says, "Most gladly therefore I rather glory in my infirmities, that
the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in
reproaches, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when' I am weak, then am I strong."


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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, February 24, 2005


GET THE RESULTS YOU A LOOKINGfO.....


MISCELLANEOUS
FOR SALE
TRI-COUNTY DANCE GROUP Dance
lessons for couples ballroom and social
dancing. Friday nights from 6 9 p.m. have
ftui and exercise while learning to dance. If
youth can walk you can become a good
dancer. Call (352) 542-9374 from 6- 9p.m.
to register. Class limited to 16 couples. Class
begins March 18.
FOR: SALE 4-wheel tires, 26x12x12
Ouaws, will fit on Yamaha or Honda. Like
i)ev'- $200.00; also white metal baby bed,
with mattress, like new $50. Call 352-356-
1845.
9, "
PtEF FOR THE FREEZER. Grain Fed. No
horniones or implants. $1 per pound live
eighth, plus slaughter, cut & wrap. Available
by t!e quarter, half, or whole. Contact Ray
kpdges, Evergreen Farm, (352) 542-7135,
(352) 498-7067.
plledherefords@.bellsouth.net
9-14
FOR- SALE 200 AMP power pole
w/breakers $200.00, call 498-5089 or cell
- 210-0700.
9-10-
FOR.SALE Large TV entertainment center
w/27" TV, CD player, tape deck, FM, Record
& 'Phonograph with speakers, all for
$200.00, 542-8049.
8-9
FOR SALE WHOLE SYSTEM 3 12"
Diamond M6 Subwoofers; 1500 Watt Auto
Tech Amp, 240 Watt Acoustic Amp, 1.0
Stinger Power Cap, 54 x 4 Sony Explode
CD' Player. All wiring and box included.
$2,000.00. FIRM. Call Ron at (352) 356-
0290.
8-10
NEW BUY-SELL-TRADE on the Internet -
visit www,area-shopper.com then give us a
call. A quality service of computers-
more.com, inc. Old Town, (352) 542-3362.
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ELECTRICAL- Variety of switch boxes,
couplings, pipe clamps, 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.
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BATHROOM SINKS Two oval bathroom
sinks, $10 each. Call Sid at 498-3312 (days)
or 498-2991.
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AUCTIONS
AUCTION: Tuesdays & Saturdays, 6 p.m.,
three miles south of Cross City on Hwy. 19.at
Old Drive In. Now taking consignments.
(352) 356-0721. AB#2424. AU#2548.
6-9,
THIRD GENERATION AUCTION SERVICE:
Estate Sales, -Bankruptcy, Business
Liquidations, Storage Units, etc. Big or small.
Now taking consignments. '(352) 356-0721.
AB#2424. AU#2548.
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GUNS REPAIR-
& INSTRUCTION
FOR SALE -Guns HMR .17 Cal. Bolt Action
with scope $225.00; 22 Mag Bolt Action
wlscope $225.00; 12 gauge auto, old gun,
2-3/4 inch $300; Forklighting 'Compound
Bow. with over draw $100.00. Call 498-
5463.
8:9


GUNTOWNUSA Gun 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-
3077.
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CARS & TRUCKS
FOR SALE
FOR SALE 2004 Chevy extended cab,
4x4, 2500 Series, like new, 17,000 miles,
asking payoff, of $28,000.00 paid
$38,000.00 new. Call (850) 578-2210.
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FOR SALE 1993 Dodge Dynasty, runs
good $1500, call 498-5851 or (352) 246-
4161.

PETS & SUPPLIES
PATENTED HAPPY JACK NOVATION -
protective band: reduce flea, tick, & mosquito
borne disease on your dog and household.
LAND'S RANCH SUPPLY (542-0820).
9-12
WANTED TO BUY
WANTED TO BUY paying cash for Dish
Network receivers then call Jeff (715) 520-
3406, Chiefland, FL.

WANTED Tropical Fish Farm in Tampa is
buying Fiddler Crabs. Both salt water & fresh
water crabs needed. Please call Bruce at
800-577-9135 for prices and any questions
you may have.
6-9
STORAGE
CUSTOM CONTAINER & STORAGE
www.customstorage2u.com 40x8x8 steel,
ground level, dry, lockable, storage at your
location. Commercial or residential, FREE
delivery/pickup with annual rental. Call 386-
935-6933.
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HELP WANTED
CROSS CITY VOLUNTEER FIRE
DEPARTMENT
The Cross City Volunteer Department is
currently taking applications to fill 3
firefighter positions. Firefighter position is
volunteer and paid on a per call basis.
Bunker gear is supplied by the department.
Minimum Qualifications:
Must have reliable transportation; Be state
certified or willing to take the mandatory 160
hour firefighter course; Must reside in the
Cross City Fire District; Ability to respond to
calls in a timely manner and attend monthly
meetingss.
Any interested individuals should contact:
Chief Danny Liles at 498-3318 or Assistant
Chief Darian Brown at 498-2336 for an
application.
9-10,
FULL-TIME TELLER
in Cross City
Capital City Bank is
currently taking applications
for a Teller position. We


are-seeking a qualified
candidate to cash checks,
receive deposits, refer bank
products and services, and
perform various transactions
as required by the client,
along with balancing and
maintaining a cash drawer.
M-Th, 8-4:30; F, 8-6:30,
minimum, two Saturdays per
month; flexibility needed.
Cash handling and sales
experience required.
Please apply in person
Capital City Bank
294 NE 210 Avenue
Cross City, FL 32628
FAX resume to (850) 878-9139
or email to jobs@ccbg.com.
Reference "CO" in all correspondence
EOE/Drug Free
9
HELP WANTED Carpenter helpers &
laborers. Call Jody Akins, (352) 356-1804.
9-10
HELP WANTED Servers need, full & part-
time, apply in person at Salt Creek
Restaurant, Suwannee, Florida.
9-11
WANTED Truck Drivers, good pay, 401K
Retirement, Insurance, Paid Vacation,
Contact: Mikka Dey, (352) 498-3363 or 1-
800-985-9939. Suwannee Lumber
Company, A Growth Company.
9-10
HELP WANTED Male or female
carpenters wanted, call George after 6 p.m.,
542-9538.
9
HELP WANTED at Steinhatchee Ace
Hardware, call (352) 498-7269.
8-9
DELIVERY PERSON NEEDED Must be 18
years old and have valid drivers license.
Mature & dependable need only to apply.
Apply in person, Badcock & More, 16302 SE
Hwy. 19, Cross City, FI 32628.
8-11
SAPP INSURANCE has immediate
openings in the Dixie County area for
account rep's. Tired of a Job? Want a
career? No experience required, will train.
Call Michael Sapp at (352) 213-2870.
9
LPN'S & RN'S OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS!
Are you looking for a position that fosters
professional, persona & spiritual growth?
Cross City Rehab has 2 positions for
positive, self-starting, professional nurses.
Contact Maria Sphaler @ 498-2005.


APARTMENTS &
ROOMS FOR RENT
TIMBERS APARTMENTS HUD Vouchers
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 TDDITTY 711.
Equal Housing Opportunity.
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LOTS & ACREAGE
FOR SALE
FOR SALE 5 wooded acre lot on Indian
Trail $18,500 OBO, will consider land
contract, call (386) 860-5423.
9-12
OLD TOWN Beautiful, wooded, 3 acres in
Greenview Subdivision. Proven high & dry,
$18,500.00. Call (352) 621-0736 or (352)
228-1414.
7-10
HOMES FOR RENT
FOR RENT in Town of Cross City, $400.00
a month rent, please call (401) 435-1044.
8-11
PERSONAL
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT
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
personnel.
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AA MEETINGS Wednesday night, 8:00
P.M. at the Fellowship Baptist Church, in
Steinhatchee, Florida.
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AA MEETINGS Monday nights, 8:00 p.m.
Cross City Church of Christ, McArthur Street,
across from Gooding Funeral Home. Call 1-
800-613-0164.
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SERVICES
BILLY BOB'S FENCING Free
Estimates, call (352) 221-3275, Lic. # 2005-
0389. (352) 498-5463.
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WEEKLY GARBAGE SERVICE for you -
$17.00 per month, multiple billing options.
Lic. #2004-0437. Call (352) 213-9474.
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TRAILS END STABLES Boarding,
Breaking, Training, Riding Lessons, Trail
Rides, & More. 8:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m., 7 Days
Per Week. Please call (352) 490-4818 or
(352) 258-2893.
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BUSH HOG SERVICES Land clearing,
finish mowing, box blade, dependable &
reliable, free estimates. (352) 463-0512. No
Job Too Small!
6-13
JIM DAVIS BUILDING CONTRACTOR -
New Homes, room additions, remodeling,
roofovers. FREE ESTIMATES. License #.
RB0051636. Call 498-5143 or mobile 213-
8535.
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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.
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NEWI at IRON -FREE Well Water Company.
PENOX Wide Spectrum Filtration System.
Removes IRON, TANNIN, SULFUR,
MANAGANESE, and TURBIDITY. KILLS


BACTERIA. No more BAD TASTE, BAD
ODOR, and STAINED FIXTURES. Our
systems are tailored to your particular need.
All are LOW COST, LOW MAINTENANCE,
GUARANTEED. Call today for FREE WATER
TEST. No Obligation. Prices: $695 to $1995.
IRON-FREE WELL WATER COMPANY (352)
542-9817, (352) 542-7552 or 1-800-437-
1128.
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LESTER F. PAULK & SONS BUILDING,
REMODELING & ROOFING RR002126,
RC 0026232. Call (352) 542-8592.
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BUILDING CONTRACTOR: CBC 017140,
Custom homes, built on your lot. Precision
Development, P. 0. Box 249, 26761 SE
Hwy. 19, Old Town, (352) 542-8416.
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BURIAL MARKERS HEADSTONES from
$200.00 up. 4 comer stones $75.00. Call
Dixie Monument Co., 542-3432. Ben
Barber, Jr.
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Graders, Scrapers,
Excavators
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-Financial Assistance
-Job Placement
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Mobiles, Walks, etc. Mold, Mildew,
Spiders, Pastor Jim Hurst, 498-
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can enjoy it no matter where you are. If you have
difficulty holding a book, turning a page, or seeing
regular print, there are talking books just for you.
Talking books are high-quality recordings of
books and magazines. They include bestsellers,
classics, romance novels, mysteries, westerns, and
books of special interest. The recordings are
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, February 24, 2005


Dixie Camp 1861 in Battle of Olustee Parade
The Sons of Confederate
Veterans, Dixie Camp 1861
participated in the Olustee Civil
War Parade this past Saturday in
Lake City.
SThe Sons of Confederate
Veterans members and families -
rode in the parade that -
commemorates the Battle of .
Olustee fought during the Civil
War just outside of Lake City.
The Battle was an important
Confederate. victory as it I
prevented the Union from taking
control of Florida. .. *
The parade is an annual affair .
that leads up to the reenactment -
of the battle by both Union and .
Confederate re-enactors. This
year marks the 141st anniversary
of the battle. -
The Sons of Confederate
Veterans was organized in 1896
to preserve the history and Dixie Sons of Confederate Veterans were proud to be apart of the annual Olustee parade.
to preserve the history and
legacy of the brave citizen-soldiers who fought for liberty and freedom during the Civil War. The SCV serves as a historical, patriotic and
non-political organization that is dedicated to insuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.


Pixie County Si htin

Holy Molie!
This week's "Sighting" comes from our good friend and neighbor, KC
Campbell of Old Town. KC continues to bring us interesting and unique
sightings right here in Dixie. Pictured below, KC was able to catch this
normally underground creature lurking about in her backyard, taking
advantage of some birdseed. What is it you ask? Why it is a Scalopus
aquaticus or eastern mole.
These small fury creatures can be found from southeastern Wyoming,
down to Texas, over to the east coast all the way down to the tip of Florida.
They prefer fields, meadows, pastures and open woodlands where the soil is
moist, sandy and loamy.
They range in size from 110 to 170mm with tail ngths from 18 to 36mm. Its body is covered with
thick velvety fur with an almost hairless tail and fet. Their feet, which are webbed, are used for


Jennings Lists Hurricane Help
Lt. Governor Toni Jennings Monday announced the final
recommendations of the Hurricane Housing Work Group for the
use of the one-time disaster funds to address housing needs
resulting from last year's hurricane season. Appointed by
Governor Bush, the Work Group met from November through
February to assess affordable housing issues and develop strategies
to help the market respond to the housing needs created by the
2004 hurricane season.
Governor Bush and Lt. Governor Jennings' recommended
2005-2006 budget includes $354.4 million in one-time hurricane
housing recovery funds. These funds are in addition to the $192.9
million in recurring state affordable housing funds as well as the
$100 million in supplemental Commun'ity Development Block.
Grants the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
has provided to Florida.
The recommendations of the Work Group include:
A locally-administered Hurricane Housing Recovery
Program that would accommodate the different housing needs of
different communities. This $208 million program would provide
special incentives and requirements to focus on home ownership,
community collaborations and recovery plans, and helping those
with extremely low incomes.
A Rental Recovery Loan Program that would leverage
available federal resources and private capital to build and
rehabilitate affordable rental housing to help communities respond
to their hurricane recovery needs. $95.5 million would be used to
provide gap financing to help create rental communities that would
be affordable for at least 50 years.
A $20 million Farmworker Housing Recovery Program
that would leverage other resources to provide financing for the
areas where farmworker housing was devastated by the storms.
A Special Housing Assistance and Development Program
that would offer repair funds and development financing that
serves some of Florida's most vulnerable residents, including frail
elders, the disabled, and homeless families. The Work Group has
recommended $20.5 million for this highly flexible, targeted
program.
In addition to the recommendations for specific housing
programs, the Work Group has also proposed:
A $10 million Community Contribution Tax Credit
program. These tax credits encourage contributions and volunteer
labor from, Florida businesses to support such community
development and housing programs as Habitat for Humanity.
Additional Training and Technical Assistance totaling
$400,000 for local governments, nonprofit and faith based
organizations, and others on ways to effectively use the various
tools available to respond to the housing needs that the hurricanes
created.


Olustee Re-enactment Held
The twenty-seventh annual re-enactment of the, Battle of
Olustee was held near Lake City this past weekend. The re-
enactment is held every year to commemorate a Confederate
victory over Union forces during the Civil War. This year marks
the 141st anniversary of the battle, which saw at its conclusion
1,861 Union casualties and 946 Confederate casualties. This was
also the largest battle fought in Florida. The Union forces were
trying to gain control of transportation links and deprive the
Confederacy of food supplies from Florida.
The battle was fought in the virgin pine forest east of Lake City
near Ocean Pond. Both armies were equally matched with
approximately 5,000 to 5,500 men on each side and included
cavalry troops as well as artillery. The battle lasted all day with the
Union beating'a hasty retreat at dark. In proportion to the number
of troops this was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
Today the battle is re-enacted by people of both the north and
the south dedicated to preserving history. Re-enactors try to give
people an idea of the sacrifices made from both sides. This year re-
enactors have come from all over the United States to engage each
other. From the authentic camps to period weapon pieces, they
portray the soldiers of both sides and they hardships that they
endured. They are not trying to fight the battle again but are trying
to portray what people did and how they lived. This year's re-
enactment was dedicated to all the men and women serving our
country in the armed forces.


What lies behind us and
what lies before us are
tiny matters compared to
what lies within us.
-William Morrow
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burrowing. They have no external eyes or ears, but can detect light.
However, this small creature of the earth does quite well without the aid of sight, as its home is
deep within the earths' topsoil where it feeds on worms, insects and their larvae and some vegetation.
Moles can dig up to 31 meters a day using their powerful front feet. While some see the mole as an
asset, eating unwanted insects and aerating the soil, others see this quite creature of the dark as a pest,
as it can damage pastures and gardens while digging. Friend or foe, the mole typically lives less than
36 months.
Thanks to the Campbells for sharing their photos with us. If you have a Dixie Sighting to share,
contact us at news2()dcavocate.net or stop by.

Fanning Springs State Park Hosts Living With Earth Event
On Saturday, March 5th, 2005, Fanning Springs State Park will host the .2005 .Living with
Earth Day.
The event is an opportunity to showcase non- profit groups and county and stale,agencies that
offer solutions to issues and concerns that face us as individuals or as a modem society. For- profit
groups such as alternative energy solutions organic farmers and healthy food markets and others are
invited.
Park guests will find exhibitors showcasing health, recycling, water, mosquito control, animal
control, manatee groups wildlife rescue and other environmental and personal issues. Visitors will also
have easy access to swimming, hiking, biking and canoeing/kayaking as well, while attending the
Living with Earth event. Food,drinks and snacks are available in the park.
The event hours are from nine am till three pm and and no rain date is scheduled.
Admission to the event is free with a paid park admission.. There is some exhibitor space
remaining for a few select groups. For more information please contact John Lohde at 352-493-6823.


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