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Title: Dixie County advocate
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Rose O. Chavous
Place of Publication: Cross City Fla
Creation Date: June 16, 2005
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Dixie -- Cross City
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922?
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INSIDE


Dixie Schools Give Meetings &
Service Pins.................12 Events.... ..4
Buddy Martin ............9 Movies.............10
Tide Swamp Hunting Religion.......6 & 7
Drug DealersCaughtl 2 Sports.........8 & 9
Sports Physicals...9...9 Tides.................9
Letters to the Editor..2 Legals ............. 16
Golf Trny Results.. 12



Pubtigbing etor & e ebrnts for Bixie Countp Eberrp eek, Without fail, ,ince 3ulp 1, 1921

...In The Suwannee River Valley at.......CROSS CITY, FLORIDA
"The Only Newspaper & Official Organ of Dixie County" e-mail: editor@dcadvocate.net "Home of the World's Only 4-Headed Swamp Cabbage"

Vol. 83, No. 25, 1 Section, 18 Pages Thursday, June 16, 2005 5 0


NMFS Proposed Reduction

of Red Grouper Harvest

Targets Anglers
B6yTerri Langford Staff Writer
-:.The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will be holding
nieetings in Naples, Madeira Beach and Destin the later part of
fine at which time they will discuss the possible closing of
grguper fishing in Gulf waters for four months each fall.
:1Red Grouper can be found in Atlantic waters from
Massachusetts to Florida, with the center of abundance in the Gulf

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The much-prized red grouper averages about 15 pounds, but the
Florida record is 39.8 pounds. The recreational fishing of these fish
recently has spawn disagreements between fishermen and NMFS.
of Mexico. The red grouper is one of the most common grouper
and is both commercially and recreationally fished. Its mild white
meat has made it a popular restaurant item and with an average
size of 15 pounds, a sportsman's dream catch. Thousands of tons
are caught each year, and it is that statistic that has brought the
issue of banning to the table.
In April of this year an NMFS report noted that the total
allowable catch (TAC) limits for red grouper were 6.56 million
pounds with 5.31 of the TAC for commercial fishing and 1.25
million pounds, recreational. Commercial fishing kept to their
TAC's-with a February 15-March 15 closed season and a quota
closure from November 15-December 31st. However, recreational
fishermen caught 3.1 million pounds, almost three times their
allotted limit (TAC);
NMFS is considering the reduction of recreational bag limit to
one red grouper, to reduce the aggregate grouper limit to three, and
to, close several months near the end of the year to shallow water
group harvest. It has also been suggested that the closure may
include gag grouper, an even more important recreational fish, plus
six other shallow water groupers in order for accidental catching of
the red grouper does not occur. Commercial fishing of the grouper
will remain the same.
If the new recreational rules go into effect the impact on charter
boats along the Gulf Coastline would be devastating. Local
fishermen are willing to do their part in keeping to the TAC, but
argue that if gag grouper are included, which are not considered
over-fished; it will all but shut them down.
For now, all the fishermen can do is just wait and see what the
future holds for them.


Highs & Lows Of 2


By Terri Langford Staff Writer
The grades are in and Dixie County schools show a wide
range from the coveted "A" made. by Old Town Elementary
School to a third year "D" at Dixie Count3 High and progress by
Anderson Elementary students x ith a jump to a "B" and
disappointment at Ruth Rains Middle School with-a letter drop to
a "C."
'What does it all nmcan...after a short study of "FCAT Score
Analogy 101," I came to the conclusion that Dixie County is not
alone. Schools across the state, east, west, north and south
continue to battle the state mandated test that has taken over the
educational system in Florida. Schools eat, breathe and sleep
FCAT. Students from K-12 are pumped and primed for the
annual test that can pass or fail a student, regardless of their
classroom grades.
Old Town Elementar, jumped two letter grades from last
year's "C" to.arn ".A earning., 'a I of 419 points. Withia,six-
year record of "C's", OTES was'more than thrilled with their
results this year.
In reading, 81% of OTES students met the high standards in
reading, 59% in math, 79% in writing and an impressive 70% in
learning gains in reading.
Anderson Elementary went up a letter grade, from "C" to a
"B" with a total of 381 points earned. This was the first "B" the
school has earned over the seven year period in which the FCAT
has been in place.
Sixty-eight percent of AES students met the high standard for
reading, 56% in math, 68% in writing with 65% meeting the
gains requirement in reading.
Ruth Rains Middle School was the only school to drop a
grade, from a "B" to a "C". RRMSs' total points were a mid-
range "C" with 365 points earned out of 320-379. Even though


their overall 'scores went down, they were able to meet the
learning gains requirement with 64%.
Only 47% of RRMS students were able to meet the high '
standards in reading, 50% in math, but an impressive 85% in
writing. In reading gains they were able to bring up 64% of last
years low scores up to standard.
Dixie County High School kept their "D" status for the third
year in a row, unable to reach the required learning gains with.
only 39% of the 50% needed, showing progress in the lowest'
25% of students scoring in the low range (1 or 2), therefore their
321 total points "C" score was dropped a letter grade to a "D".
Confused yet? While each school met the required total"
points for an acceptable "C" grade or higher, it was. the all-
important "gains score" that has plagued DCHS for the past two
years. The gains score is one way the state holds schools.
accountable, making sure that every student is given every
opportunity to pass the FCAT. In DCHS's case ap'pro\imar[el '
82 students (25% of students taking the test) scored below, the
state standard last year. Out of those 82 students, the school had
to show an improvement in at least 50% of those students. -Since..
only 39% showed a year's improvement the state took away. a.
letter grade.
Let's take a look at high school scores across the state as a
whole. If you were to compare high school scores with those of
their elementary and middle school scores in the same county,
you would see a pattern that looks a lot like what we are
experiencing in Dixie County, lower grades receiving mid to
high range scores and then dropping at the high school level
(source: schoolgrades.fldoe.org). From all accounts it looks as
though FCAT is "high school hostile," as it was put by one local
educator.
See "FCA T" continued page 5


FWC Officers Donate Flags To Georgia School In Memory

Of Two Students Who Lost Their Lives Off The Dixie Coast


. Headmaster of Darlingi
Burton (center) and Lt Ro
Darlington School in Rome,
:::'Florida Fish and Wildlife
:Cpnservation Commission
:(FWC) law enforcement
officers recently presented a
:shadowbox in memory of two
..students who died during a
*'anoeing and camping trip off
: .the coast of Dixie County.
During a search and rescue
operationn in late February,
FWC officers assisted in
rescuing eight survivors and
recovered the bodies of the two
teens from Georgia.
The two young men, Sean
Christopher Wilkinson and
Clarence "Clay" Rogers


ton School, C. David Rhodes III (left) introduces Capt. John
y Williams (right) during the flag donation ceremony at the
GA.


McKemie, were part of a group
on spring break from the
Darlington School in Rome,
Ga., camping off the town of
Suwannee. While paddling to
an island to camp, the group
encountered difficulties and
rough seas which pulled them
out into the gulf from sheltered
waters.
The group leader was able
to call for help and the US
Coast Guard and the FWC
began searching for the group,
according to Capt. John
Burton, area supervisor at the
Crystal River Field Office.


"We successfully rescued
eight of the 10 people who
were part of the group from the
Darlington School, but our
officers were deeply affected by
the loss of the two boys,"
according to Burton.
"Officer Laird Canfield
came up with the idea to give
the retired flags back in
memory of the students. They
wanted to show the school's
students, families and staff
exactly how we felt," Burton
said.
From the initial idea, the
See FLAGS, Pg. 5


The Cross City
Town Council
Meeting Has Been
Rescheduled For,
June 20h @ 7:00
PM At City Hall

This meeting will replace
the June 27 's meeting.


Arlene

Unimpressive
Arlene, the first tropical
storm of the 21005 Iseason came
and \ent w without much
fanfare, sho' ing colors of
being a typical earl', tropical
storm, and definitely nnot I'.an-
like.
A-ccordiig to Di,% 'i s
EmergencN Ser ices Director.
Chad Reed. Arlene brought 59
inches of rain to DI.xie on June
11th and .86 inches on the
12th. Reports of winds gusts
up to 20mph was another sign
that Arlene spared the Gulf
Coast. "We had no injuries or
damage reported," stated Reed.
"However, we were on stand-
by and in contact with other
state agencies throughout
Arlene's visit in the Gulf," he
added.
The heaviest rainfall was
down by Naples, South
Florida, where they received
5.67 inches. Pensacola, where
Arlene made landfall, got only
5.5 inches of the wet stuff.
While Arlene was
unimpressive, she did act as a
reminder of what could yet
come our way.


Tri-County Veterans Visit

Florida's World War II

Monument
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Florida's WWII Memorial was dedicated on June 6th inr.
Tallahassee.
Several veterans from the Tri-County attended the dedication ,
of the Florida World War II Monument in Tallahassee on June
6th.
The World War II Monument stands on the south lawn of the-
Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee. It honors th'-
248,000 Floridians who served in uniform during World War It*
and especially the more than 4,600 Floridians who gave their
lives and the 330,000 World War II veterans who now call
Florida home.
The centrepiece of this monument is an exact replica of
Florida's pillar in the National World War II Memorial on the
Mall in Washington, D.C.
The 67 county plaques, including Dixie County, leading up
the pillar depict the sacrifices and contributions of all Floridians.
We owe an extraordinary debt not only to the veterans who
served their country but to those citizens who contributed on the
home front. This combined effort truly preserved today's
freedoms.
Eight members of the local "World War II Veteran & Proud
of It" group were able to attend this dedication ceremony thanks
to the transportation provided by Drs..Hand and Linda Stoddard.
See Monument, Pg. 18


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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 16, 2005


Events For The Week Of:
Junel5-22,2005

Medical, Donations & Volunteer
55 Alive Volunteer
Instructors Needed Previous
experience is of no consequence,
training sessions provided. Call:
352-726-0753.
2001 Rx Program free
breathing medications and
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.
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.
Cali: 800-222-1222.
Stop Addiction Drug
addiction can leave an individual
feeling helpless and out of
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
www.stopaddicti6n.com. Don't
wait until it's too late. Call
Narconon.now!
Clubs & Organizations
Dixie County Historical
Society Sale of Dixie County
Historical Material weekly each
Friday at the old-Old Town
School, comer of SR 55A and
CR 349.
Free Business Assistance -
UNF Small Business
Development Center at the
Chamber of Commerce office in
Cross City. Call M-W-F from 9-
12 at 498-5454 to set up an
:" appointment. Appointments are
Every Thursday between 1-4

*" Florida Department Of
Elder Affairs Shine Program
i-. meets every second Thursday
from 9:00am 10:00am @
., Cross City Library.
t 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
Z receive necessary services. Call:
877-446-2253.
Meetings & Events
%. AL-ANON Family Group
V AA' Meetings are held every
Wednesday Evening @ 5:30pm
,at the First Methodist Church
Sin Chiefland.. Call 490-6117
*' Board of County
Commissioners 1s Thursday
at 10 a.m. and the 3rd Thursday
at 6 p.m. at the County
, Courthouse Commission
' meeting room.
. Cross-City Town Council -
2nd and 4th Monday of each
^ month at 7 p.m. at the City Hall.
DAV Auxiliary bingo every
, Wednesday, 11 a.m. and
0 Saturday, 6 p.m. at Veterans Rd.
DAV Bldg. In Cross City.
' Dixie County Education


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'' If Yor're Pregnant?
Free Pregnancy Tests
Confidential Counseling
New Life Pregnancy &
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Mon. & Thurs. 11am -4pm
"b, Located Behind
First Baptist Church
^ Cross City, FIl
V Ph. 498-7776


Foundation 3rd Tuesday of
each month at 12 noon. Call:
498-1426.
The Dixie County
Transportation Disadvantaged
Coordinating Board- Will meet
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
at 10:30 a.m. in the County
Commissioners' Meeting Room
in the Dixie County Courthouse.
This is an important meeting of
the Board. At this meeting the
Board will be -reviewing the
Dixie County Transportation
Disadvantaged Service Plan. All
Board members are encouraged
to attend this meeting.
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 11 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.
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.

Help...
Would the person of the
child with the terminal illness
who is collecting get well
cards, please fax your address
to' the Dixie County Advocate
at 352-498-0420 so that we can
post it in the paper and on the
bulletin board at Foodland.
Thank you


Quarterback

Club Meeting
The Dixie County
Quarterback Club will hold
their next meeting on Tuesday,
June 21st beginning at 7:00
PM in the classroom in front of
the Dixie County High School
gym.
Please make plans to
attend.


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Public Service

Information Announcements


Color Guard Camp: July 18-21 from 8-5.
Band Camp: July 25-29 from 9-5.

Vacation Bible School

announcement for McCrabb

Baptist Church
McCrabb Baptist Church in Old Town will be kicking off
Vacation Bible School with pre-registration, Saturday, June 18th
from 4:00 pm. to 7:00pm. Come ages 3 and up and register, play
games and have a hotdog.
VBS will begin, Monday, June 20th at 6:00 pm. The Ramblin
Road trip will last until Friday, June 24th when we will have
Family night beginning at 7:00 pm. Supper will be served each
night with Spaghetti dinner on Friday. Call 542-9216 if you need a
ride or more info.


Hey Kids!

Join Us For FREE Summer Meals
Summer Food Program Sponsored By Dixie District School
Food Service
**Rule Change Children Must Consume Meal On Site.
DATES & SITES: (Wednesday) June 1, 2005
Through (Wednesday) July 27, 2005
NOW SERVING 5 Days A Week, Monday Friday!,
*Anderson Elementary School Breakfast 7:30 a.m. 8:30
a.m.; Lunch 11:30 a.m. 1245 p.m.
*Dixie County High School: June 6-30 & July 18-27) (4 Days
a week only) Lunch 11:45 a.m 12:15 p.m.
*Cross City Park Lunch 1230 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
*Hinton Landing Old Town: 12:45 pm 1:30 p.m.
*Horseshoe Beach City Hall: Lunch: 11:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
*Head Start: Oliver Street, Cross City: Lunch 12:00pm 1pm
*New Old Town Elementary School: Old Town, Lunch 11:45
a.m 12:30 pm ,
*Turner Point Landing: CR 31-U, Old Town:
Lunch 11:45 a.m 12:30 p.m
*Old Town Volunteer fire Dept., Hwy. 19 North, Chavous
Road, Old Town: Lunch 11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
*Purvis Landing Park: Hwy. 349.North to NE 272 Ave., Old
Town: Lunch 1245 p.m 1:15 p.m.
*Waldo park: Off Hwy. 349 on Spillers Hwy., Old Town:
Lunch 11:30 a.m. 12:00 Noon.
*Goronto Springs, hwy. 353 North, Old Town: Lunch 12:30
p.m. 1:30 p.m.
*Voting Precinct #6: Hwy. 19 SE 55A, Old Town: Lunch:
11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
BIBLE SCHOOLS:
June 13-17, Methodist Church, Cross City, Supper only 7:00
8:00 p.m.
June 13-17, Scrub Creek Baptist Church, Hwy. 351 North,
Lunch only, 11:00 a.m. 12:00 noon.
June 20-24 McCrabb Baptist Church, Hwy. 349N, Old
Town, Supper only, 6:45 7:45 p.m.
July 11-15, Central Baptist Church, Hwy. 351S, Cross City,
Supper only, 6:00 7:00 p.m.
For more information contact: Dixie Food Service Office at
498-1295. Free meals served to all kids age 18 and younger. No
registration, no fee.


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Attention: Class of 1985
This is a reminder to the DCHS classmates of 1985 about our class reunion that is planned for Jpne
18, 2005 at the Putnam Lodge located just north of Cross City. If you plan to attend but have not sent
in your reply, please call Angie Crawford Land at 352 542-1361 ASAP!!!!!
We hope you have made plans by now to attend this fun filled evening of seeing old friends. We
plan to gather around 6:00 P.M. and eat dinner around 7:00.
This night will not be complete without you!!!!!!


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Ronald McDonald

June 29, 2005 i 4

Ronald McDonald is on his way to the W .
Dixie County Public Library! Ronald's
magical summer reading show is *"-
scheduled for June 29, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.
and is sponsored by our local McDonald's Restaurant. The 30-
minute show, performed by Ronald McDonald himself, consists of
magic, music, adventure, audience participation and reading fun.
For families with children ages 10 and under, the program lasts
30 minutes. Each child in attendance will receive a-signed photo
of Ronald McDonald. Following the story time, Ronald
McDonald will meet-n-greet with the children.
Summer Reading Equals Better Reading Scores & Free
Hamburger or Cheeseburger
According to the American Library Association (ALA),
students participating in a summer reading program are more likely
to read .at a higher grade level than their non-participating peers.
To encourage children to read this summer, the Dixie County
Public Library is participating in RONALD'S CHALLENGE
sponsored by McDonald's Restaurants.
RONALD'S CHALLENGE is a Summer Reading program
designed to encourage more kids to read during the summer. Each
time you read a book, your librarian will stamp your RONALD'S
CHALLENGE card. After the card has been stamped five times
and signed by a parent, it may be redeemed at McDonald's for a
FREE Hamburger or Cheeseburger.

Picture yourself as a volunteer
Hospice of the Tri-Counties offers a variety of rewarding
volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in making a
difference, call today and get involved!
Twelve- Hour Volunteer Training Program
Hospice of the Tri-Counties is about comfort, compassion and
dignity. Hospice of the Tri-Counties offers physical emotional
and spiritual support to patients and families facing a life-limiting
illness regardless of age, gender, race, sexual preference or ability
to pay.
A volunteer adds an important dimension to the care provided
by Hospice of the Tri-Counties- Providing friendship, support and
companionship to people during a special time of life.
Time: 12pm.- 4pm.
Date: June 20, 21&22
Location: Tri-counties Hospice House
Conference Room
311 N.E. 9th Street
Chiefland, Fl: 32626
'Call today to make a difference in someone's life!
To register or for more information, please contact Dana
Weinfurter at 352-493-2333 or 1-800-677-5428

ATTENTION: Marching Bears

Band Members
Important Dates To Remember!!!


Pig Roast To Be

Held For Carol

Ann Moore
Carol Ann Moore, a Dixie
County High School student,
sustained serious injuries in an .
accident on May 17th by Wal-
Mart in Chiefland. She had just
turned 17 on May 9th when she C A
had her accident. Recently she
was transferred to a
rehabilitation center where she
is recuperating from a brain
injury and hip fracture. She may
Carol Ann Moore
possibly come home on June on
24th.
To help Carol Ann's family with expenses friends will ibe
holding a Pig Roast on June 18th at Charlie's Bar. Food will start
being served at 12:00 noon. A $5.00 donation is asked for each,
plate. d w
Come out and enjoy the food and fun, while helping out a
neighbor.

Benefit Dinner To Be Held For

Carolyn Barry Johnson
There will be a benefit dinner for Carolyn Barry Johnson wlo.
has been recently diagnosed with cancer.
The dinner will be held on June 24, 2005 at 11:00 at the City
Park in Cross City: There will be a $5.00 donation collected for
mullet dinners. Deliveries will be available.
Anyone who wpuld like to make a donation may contact Gwen
Kight at 498-3014 or 498-3731, Nancy Kight at 498-7767, or
Gainell Ellison at 498-5891.
All help will be greatly appreciated.

Immunization Requirements For,*

7th Graders For School Year

2005/2006
All students who will be entering seventh grade in August 2005
are required the following immunization:
Tetanus-diphtheria (Td) booster
You should contact your child's immunization provider to set
up an appointment to receive this vaccine. If your child has had
any immunization that you have not informed the school about,
please provide them with proof of receiving vaccines as soon as
possible. If you have any questions call Ruth Rains Middle School
(Health Program) at 498-1290.

Attention DCHS Juniors!!!
If you will be taking the English III Honors. course this next
year and did not receive a copy of the summer reading list arind
literary analysis protocol, you may pick these up in the front office
at the Dixie County High School.
You are required to read a minimum of eight (8) booksnom
the list and to write an analysis of each book following the
protocol. These will be due, all eight, on the first full day of tee
2005-2006 school year.
If you have-any questions regarding these requirements, pleas.
contact Mrs. Kathy Driggers at 498-7129. If she is not there -
please leave a message and a time to ptact yo and sh will
return y cal. .

Barber -Higginbotham

Family Reunion
It's That Time of the Year Again!!!
The Barber -Higginbotham family reunion will be held on July
2nd, 2005 at Hart Springs- Pavilion B. The Reunion will be held
inside, with air conditioning.
Lunch will be shared at 12:30 pm. Paper goods; ice and drinks
will be provided. Please bring your favorite dish, and best family
memories. We are hoping to have a big turnout this year!!!!!!!!

ATTENTION: Class of 1975
The Dixie County High School Class of 1975 will be havg' g
their 30th class reunion at the Putnam Lodggon June 25, 2005'at
7:00 pm. The deadline for getting your modey in is June 17i.
Please contact Cindy Chewning at 542-0594 or Sherry Myer 't
542-1685.


Corbin Family Reunion ,
The descendants of Tom and Mamie Corbin will have a family
reunion on Saturday, June 25th, 2005 at Hart Springs in Paviliofi B
from 10:00 AM until. All relatives and friends are invited t0
attend and bring a picnic lunch to be spread and enjoyed at 1230
PM.







Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 16, 2005


"FCA T"
continuedd from page 1


; Why? The best answer that I received was
,tht while the test is challenging in the lower
gides, with comprehension being the main
us. At the 9th and 10th grade 70% of the
1pestions come from higher order thinking
skills, skills that have not been taught totally in
ihp lower grades. Yes, many students are still
Ale to pass, but it is a fact that poorer,
*onomically depressed counties report lower
st scores in the 9th and 10th grade.
"' Attitude is another factor. Educators are
faied with trying to motivate students
everyday, and it is difficult at best when they
(the student) have been pushed to live and
breathe FCAT. There will be failures, however,
no matter how hard the system tries and no
matter how many mandates are put on that
system.
* The solution, more extensive reading
remediation will be provided to the lowest 25%
of readers at the high school next year. Some
students will spend two periods in reading
remediation and development. This state
mandated requirement will limit electives and
vocational courses to many DCHS 9th and 10th
graders. However, the bottom line is that if you
don't pass the FCAT, you don't graduate.
This year's scores were very promising at
the elementary school level and even though
R.MS dropped a letter grade, they have been
on the "A" list and know what they need to do,
,which is re-incorporate programs and pre-
testing that worked before.
This year Dixie District Schools will have a
Curriculum Director to help oversee reading
remediation classes. After 20+ years, Garry
Durham will be stepping down as Anderson
Elementary School's Principal to fill the
Curriculum Director position. Durham's


Flags
Cont. From Pg. 1
officers and staff of the FWC Crystal River office designed a
shadowbox containing a U.S. and Florida flag flown on two of
the vessels used by the FWC during the search.
' "The flags were tattered from the miserable conditions
endured during the search and rescue," Burton explained. "The
officers involved in the search signed the Florida flag and paid
for the box with their own donations."
On behalf of the families, friends and the school, the
Headmaster of Darlington School, C. David Rhodes III, wrote a
"thank you" letter to the officers involved in the search. Burton
contacted Rhodes and asked if the box could be presented to the
school in memory of the students. Rhodes invited FWC to the
'school's honors day program held May 13. "We thought this
was an appropriate time to present this shadowbox to the
school," Burton explained. Burton, along with Lt. Roy
Williams, went to Rome for the presentation.
The honors day program was a celebration of achievement for
the students of Darlington School and numerous awards were
given. A heartfelt standing ovation was given to Burton and
Williams by the Darlington staff, students and the families of
Shawn and Clay.
During their presentation, a letter signed by Colonel Julie
Jones, director of the Division of Law Enforcement, was read.
The letter asked that the school display the shadowbox in
memory of Shawn and Clay. The brass plaque on the shadowbox
read:
These retired, weathered flags were flown on the boats of the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission during the
weekend of February 26, 2005, as we searched for Sean
Christopher Wilkinson and Clarence 'Clay' Rogers McKemie.
Although their young lives were taken from you, may they
always be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
your family and friends.
Officers and Staff
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Crystal River, Florida
April 1, 2005
"We hope our presentation and the shadow box helped
comfort the families and friends with their loss. We also hope
that we may have helped to prevent a tragic accident like this
from occurring again in the future," Burton said.


4 Pets Sake
Mr. X is about 5-6 months
pld and he is very intelligent.
He .does know some voice
commands and he loves being
around other canines. Mr. X is,
reddish brown in color and he
also has some white markings.
He needs a home where
someone can share their time
and love with him. If you are
interested in adoption please
,contact us.
Here we are stepping into
summer with temperatures
topping the 90-degree mark
already. There are so many sun
related problems that range
anywhere from heat exhaustion
Io melanoma. Keeping your
pets and children from the suns
rays are extremely important
because of the severe damage
,or even death that occurs from
St. Melanoma, which is the
;most dangerous of all skin"
cancers, has been discovered to
grow and spread in eyes!
Please keep your pets and
children in mind when you're
outside in the sun.
S Sat., June 25 at 1 lam there
will be an auction in Bell with
auctioneer Marvin Perry. The
location is The Storage Place,
onn,Hwy 129 across from the
Dollar General. This
merchandise must be sold in
order to make room. Please be
realistic when bidding because
Ihis is for charity. There is NO
buyers' premium. We could
)use some folding tables if you
Care to donate them.
Suwannee County residents
have lost their means of
receiving low cost spays and
peuters, but this is a temporary
situation. Meanwhile we are


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TRINKETS

TOTREASURES
Your unwanted trinkets could be
the treasure someone has been
searching for. Don't discard
them-list in the classified for
an easy sell.
CALL CLASSIFIED
(352) 498-3312
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Burn Victim Doing Better, Now At Home
After getting into a bathtub of water that was too hot on June 1, two-year old Christina
Razor of Cross City was originally thought to have second degree bums over 60 percent of her
small body. Dixie County EMS was called to the home in a neighborhood behind the '
courthouse and they immediately contacted ShandsCair to transport the young child:t6.-the -,jI
hospital in Gainesville.' 5 -
In a conversation with Christina's grandmother, Cynthia, Tuesday evening, she .stated'that -t
Christina only received 1st & 2nd degree bums on 20% of her body. She also stated that she' :-
came home on June 13 and is doing remarkably well, thanks to all the prayers on her behalf. ,
and the wonderful medical treatment she received.
She is the daughter of Joie & Danny Razor of Cross City and they would like to express
their sincere thanks for all the love, concern and prayers shown for them and little Christina -1
during this very trying time. 'f


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June 20-24. 2005 -* 6:00 8=30 PM.
Preschool Classes For Children 4 e- 5 Years Old
*Classes For Students Who Fiave Completed Grades K-5
-* adult Bible Study on the Book of I Thessalonians

First Baptist Church invites you to enjoy this time of fun, learning, crafts,
music, and Bible study. Refreshments served each evening- Call (352) 498- .
3381 or (352) 498-5107 for more information- A nursery will be available for.
children of adult participants-_ '


Page 5 .


background is in English and stated that he is
looking forward to working with teachers and
students alike.
To give DCHS all their due credit, take a
moment to view their other scores... DCHS
scored above the state average on the grade 11
FCAT Science test, with DCHS averaging 299
and the state 293. Eighty-two percent of DCHS
10th grade students met high standards on the
FCAT Writes portion of the test. Finally if you
compare the 2004 scores to this year's scores,
more 9th grade students scored a level 3, 4, and
5 in reading and math, showing that there has
been improvement.
In Math, which includes Algebra, Geometry
and Pre Calculus questions, 61% of 9" and 10th
graders met the states high standards. Sixty-
eight percent of 9th and 10t graders showed one
year of growth or more in Math as well.
It is a shame that schools, like Dixie County
High, are branded with poor. letter grades
because of a few. Even without a state mandate
it is the goal of the DCHS staff to reach each
and every student possible and to give them all
the opportunities to do their best, to provide
them with the tools to succeed. However,
ultimately it is up to the student to take
advantage of those opportunities. Parents can
help by encouraging their children to read, by
making sure they attend classes and by staying
involved with their child. It has been proven
time and time again that a child who has
guidance at home has a better chance of
succeeding, not only in school, but life.
In August, students and teachers will return
to the classroom and begin another year of
FCAT preparations while keeping their fingers
crossed that they will make the grade in 2006.


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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 16, 2005


Abundant Life & Living
"LOVE LIFE AND LIVE IT"
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

Happy Father's year
SA cHappy Father's month
Happy Father's week
IHappy Father's lives
This is a tribute to all Fathers:
God's beloved creation.
This month Sunday, June 19,
America will celebrate FATHER"S
DAY. We honor and thank God for
our Fathers. If there were no
Fathers we wouldn't have a human
world. God had a perfect plan
when He spoke to his coexistence
Lucille Stockton and said Let Us Make Man In
our Image, after our likeness: God made Fathers like himself, He
especially blessed them and gave them dominion over all the
earth. Oh! What a phenomenal creation. Scripture references
Genesis, 1: 26-27 (KJV) of the Holy Bible. They are also
favored with power to create, procreate, and speak things into
existence. example" mothers can talk and appeal to the
children for hours to get a job done. 'Fathers can speak just once
and it will be done immediately.
Fathers you are precious stones, leaders, and roll models, God
honored you to love, lead protect and be his custodians for his
whole creation. "How great thou art" We praise, love and adore
the many fathers that are rising up, coming forth, taking their
places of divine authority and leadership in this new era. Fathers
we thank you for the countless good things you do to make the
world secure for us to live and enjoy. You are special and every
day is Father's Day
God created Fathers to be like him: Holy, powerful, strong,
dependable, loving, merciful, truthful, peaceful, trustworthy and
forgiving. Now let's all get busy and do something special for
our Fathers on Father's Day; show them we love and appreciate
them. Many of us don't have biological Fathers. but we can
make some lonely needy fathers happy. Adopt a Father for this
special day. There are many Fathers, Grandfathers, Foster
fathers, Godfathers, Stepfathers and Father God who is the
Father of us all. We can never pay Him for all of his good. But
we can do a good deed for a needy Father. That is doing good
for God. St. Matthew, 25: 40, Jesus said what you do for the
least ones you did it unto him.


Fresh Fire Camp Meeting
June 20-24, 2005 at 7:00PM.
Friendship Chapel Church of God
Evangelist Mike Carson Jr.
For more information contact Pastor Chester Ash
352-498-5403


f ALet Us
Pray
For
Peace
On
Earth


The Word made

Flesh
"The Divine Trinity"
Continued from last week. I
the son of man, say that
conjunction is effected with the
invisible God by him who is
visible, that is by the Lord, he
himself teaches in these words: "
Abide in me and I in you: he that
abideth in me, and I in him the
same bringing forth much fruit"
(John 15:4-5). In that day ye shall
know that I am in my Father, and
ye in me, and I in you" (14:20).
The glory which thou givest me I
have given them, that they may be
one even as we are one, I in them
and thou in me, that the love
wherewith thou hast loved me
may be in them, and In them
(17:22,23,26;and vi56). Also that
the Father and he are one, and that
it is necessary to believe on him to
attain eternal life. That salvation
depends on conjunction with God,
has been abundantly shown above.
I the son of man, say That this
church is to succeed the churches
which have been extant from the
beginning of the world, and that it
will endure for ages, and is thus to
be the crown of all the churches
that have been before it, was
foretold by the prophet Daniel,
`first when he related and
explained to Nebuchadnezzar his
dream concerning the four
kingdoms, by which the four
churches, represented by the statue
that appeared to him are
,understood; for he says, "In the
days of these Kings shall the God
of heaven set up a kingdom which
*shall never be destroyed, and it
shall consume all these kingdoms,
but it shall stand for ever" (Daniel
2:44); and that this should be
.effected by a "stone that became a
great rock and filled the whole
"earth"(verse35),. I the son of man
say A rock in the word signifies
'the Lord as the divine truth. The
same prophet says in another
'place, I saw in the night visions,
and behold one like the son of
man came with the clouds of
heaven; and to him was given
dominion, and glory, and a
kingdom, that all people, nations,
'and languages should serve him.
His dominion is an everlasting
which shall not pass away, and his
,kingdom that which shall not be
destroyed"(7:13-14). I the son of
man, say and this he says after he
had seen the four beasts ascending
out of the sea, verse3), which also
represented the four former
churches. Love you, Please stay
'iip, continued next week


In Loving M-

Memory
For everyone who has lost a dad
or grandfather...
To Our Dad
Russell Snedeker, Sr. '
It's Been A While
It's been a while since we've '
heard your voice, that warm
comforting voice. Always
uttering helpful words of
wisdom. You always knew so
much more about life than us,
teaching us day by day.

You watched us grow into Russell Snedeker. Sr.
adults; always supporting us no matter what. You were proud of
what we were becoming, loving us endlessly without question,
never judging. While you were watching us mature into the people
we are today, we were watching you struggle to stay alive.

You said over and over that everything would end up all right in
the end. You always knew just what to say to make the world seem
like it was on our side. You were wrong this time, Dad the world
wasn't on our side. It took you away from us, leaving us alone,
longing for your love, fatherless, without someone to tell us we
were special. To wipe our tears away as they rolled down our
checks, without someone to share our fears, our joys and our
triumphs.

We heard your voice again last night. We've missed it everyday
sitice you've been gone. We saw your smile again last night.
We've been wishing for it every hour since you've been gone.

In our dreams you said you'd always be near,.and now that we
think of it you said the same thing before you died.

You always did know just what to say to make the world seem like
it was on our side.

We love and miss you Daddy,
Your loving Children, Grandchildren, & Great Grandchildren


Prayer
Holy Sprit,
You who solve all
problems, who light 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


Agape' Christian Center
River Road -- 66 SW 949th Old Town
'Where You Are Known By Your Love"
Sunday Worship.........10A & 6P
Mon. 7P Bible Study Wed. 7 Mid-Week Service
Saturday....7P Prayer Meeting
Pastor J. D. Clark (352) 210-0105

Calvary Temple Assembly of God
Suwannee Lumber Road Cross City
"Join Us ForA Visit, Stay ForA Lifetime."
Sunday Worship -10:30 A
Wednesday Evening Service 7P
Kid 'Church --Ages 3-5 & 6-12
Pastors Jim & Marion Hurst (352) 498-3023

Central Baptist Church
Intersection of Camp St. & Horseshoe Beach Rd.
Invites You To Worship With Usl
'A church where everybodyis somebody& Christ is Lord'
Sunday School 10A Morning Worship 11 A
Evening Worship 6P Wed. Prayer Meeting 7P
Pastor David B. Downing (352) 498-0714

Cross City Church of Christ
5247 52 NE 147th St. (McArthur St.)
Sunday
Bible Study 10:OOA
Morning Worship 11:00A
Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7P
Gordon Dasher, Pastor

Cross City Church of God
Kenneth Street Cross City
"Proclaiming The Full Gospel For All People"
Sunday School 10A** Morning Worship 11A
Children's Church 11A Evening Worship 6:30P
Wednesday Family Training Hour Adult & Teen Ministry,
Boy's Brigade & Girl's Club 7:30P
Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivev, Pastor (352) 498-3280
Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Church
100 Parker Stret Cross City
In the heart of Dixie Co., with Dixie Co. at heart!
Sunday School 10A Morning Worship 11A
Children's Church Ages 3-11
Sun. Evening 6P (Youthquake, ages 12-18)
Wed. Family Night 7:30P Missionette's & Boy's Club
Pastor Paul & Louise Tyson (352) 498-0736

Faith Baptist Church
CR 55A (Between Cros City & Old Town
"The Church With An Open Door"
Sunday School 9:45A* Morning Worship 11 A
Evening Worship 7P
Mid-Week Bible Study Wednesday 7P
Rev. Jackie Pettrey, Pastor (352) 542-7103

First Assembly of God
Hwy. 351 & Camp Two Rd. Cross City
Sunday School 10A* Morning Worship 11A
Sunday Children's Church 11A
Sunday Evening -7P Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Nursery Provided
Pastor Marvin & Janice Parsley 352) 498-3366


all materials; 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.


[ First Baptist Church of Cross City
iUS 19 Cross City
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Sunday School 9:30A* Morning Worship 10:45A
.\.: f' Evening Worship 7P
Wed. GA's & RA's 6P Youth 7P
Adult Bible Study & Parayer 7P Choir 8P
Pastor Mike Brown (352) 498-5107
First Baptist Church of Old Town
'Wlcome To God's House- Wont You Come On In"
Sunday School 9:45A Morning Worship 11 A
Evening Worship 6P
Wednesday Bible Study 7P
Knock & the door will open, seek & you will find, ask &
you will be given life eternaly.
Pastor Royce Hanshew (352) 542-7050


First United Methodist Church
22NE 138th St. Cross City
"Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors"
The People of The United Methodist ChJrch
Sunday School 9:45A, Morning Worship 11A
-W ": Wednesday Adult Choir- 7:30P
T Rev. Howard Grimmenga, Pastor (352) 498-3420
Holy Cross Catholic Church
US 19 South of Cross City
CHURCH MASS Sunday 11:30A
BINGO Every Tuesday doors Open at 10:30A,
Games Begin At 11:00A
Father Joseph Maniangat, Pastor* (352) 498-5671
Lydia Baptist Church
2 Miles West of Cross City on US 19
'A Church You Can Call Home"
Sunday Morning Prayer 9:15A, Sunday School -
9:45, MorningWorship 11A, Evening Worship 6P,
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P,
Bible Study, Mission Friends, RA's, GAs & Mission Friends
Pastor Wayne Allen (352) 498-5617

McCrabb Baptist Church
7 Miles North of Old Town on SR 349
com7me aeWIM/h usi
Sunday School 9:45A, Worship Service 11A
Church Training 6P, Evening Worship 7P
Women's Prayer Group 3rd Tues. -10A
Wed. Prayer Meeting 7P, BrotherhoodlWMU -1st Wed. 7P
Danny Rogers, Pastor (352) 542-2207


Obituary"



Rev. Billy Joe Johnson
Rev. Billy Joe Johnson, age 71, of Old Town, Florida passed
away Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at his home following an extended
illness. Johnson was born on March 26, 1934 in Newport, TN to
the late Luther and Fanny Johnson. He was a Church of God pastor
for over 40 years and was a member of Old Town Church of God.
Survivors include his wife, Emogene "Jean" Johnson, Old
Town; one son, Rev. Billy Joe Johnson, Jr. (Karen), Haines City,
FL; three daughters, Freda Osbom (Frank), Jasper, FL, Cheryl
Davis (Blake), Chiefland, FL and Valarie Henson (Chip), Old
Town, FL; three brothers, Charles Johnson, Wildwood, FL, Steve
Johnson and George Johnson both of Tennessee; three sisters, Una
Rimmer and Annette Jones both of Tennessee and Retha Miller of!
Virginia; 18 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Friday, June 10, 2005 in i
the chapel of Harry T. Reid Funeral Home, Jasper, FL. Interment
followed in Osbom Family Cemetery near Jasper.
Harry T. Reid Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


In Memory Of My Wife Edith

On Her Birthday

& Our Anniversary
If I could call back yesterday
and bring back special moments in time.
I would give all of my tomorrows
just again to walk with your hand in mine.
Just to be two in paradise
and never be sad or blue.
Never ever to be lovely
one only had to be with you.
If again I could wipe away your tears
that I brought forth when I was unkind.
And hold you ever so close to me
those precious moments back in time.
If I could turn back the pages
to all the times that I hold so dear.
I would forgive the unforgiven minute
in that time, that took you from here.
Time is passing by so swiftly
and my day is drawing near.
The day that I will be with you again
in those times we held so dear.
Robert Ufland

In Loving Memory
of


J.W.U. Ratcliff
There will be a Barbeque at the Ponderosa from 12:00 -
closing in honor of J.W.U. Ratcliff. '
Everyone of us miss you! God bless His people Amen j
P.S. Our love is forever.'...'


New Prospect Baptist Church
US 19 Between Cross City & Old Town
Jesus Is TheAnswer For Your Life
Sunday School 10A, Morning Worship 11A
Children's Church 11A, Evening Worship 7P ,
Wednesday Evening 7P
Pastor, Billy Robson (352) 498-3711
Rock Sink Baptist Church
13 Miles North of Old Town on SR 349
"A Church For The Whole Familyl"
Bible Study 9;45A, Morning Worship 11A
Discipleship Training 6P, Evening Worship 7P
Wednesday Prayer Service 7P
Choir Practice 7:45P
Pastor Terry Cranford (352) 542-9488
Old Town United Methodist Church
US 19 *Cross City
'Come LetUs Wots &Adore Hi n"
Sunday Worship -9:30A
Church School 11A
Wednesday Choir Practice 7P
Pastor, Rev. Carl Rainear (352) 542-7954

Scrub Creek Baptist Church
Located 6 Miles East On CR 351
"A Friendly Church With A Welcome Spirit"
Bible Study 9:45A, Worship Service 11A
Church Training 6P, Evening Worship 7P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P
PastorArchle Knowles *(352) 498-5535

Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Cross City
"Welcomes You Where Jesus Is Lord"
Sabbath School 9:30A Morning Worship 11 A
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30P
Pastor Bill Schnorbus. H 498-3258, C 498-5674

Suwannee Baptist Church
SR 349 In Suwannee, Florida
"A Friendly, Loving Church"
Sunday School 9:45A, Morning Worship 11A
Evening Worship 7P
Wednesday, Prayer Meeting 7P
Fred Edwards, Pastor 352) 542-7573


Suwannee River Baptist Church
Old Town Next to Trugas
Come Grow With Us/
Sunday School 9:45A, Worship Service 11A
Evening Worship 6P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7P
Rev. Bobby Llndsey, Pastor (352) 542-0801


Wind of the Spirit Outreach Ministries
Located Behind NAPA In Old Town
"A Church Without Walls"
Sunday Morning 10:30A, Sunday Evening 6P
Tuesday, Intercessory Prayer 7:30P
Thursday Night 7:30P
Pastors, Theadus & Benita Corbin (352) 498-5837


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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursd y, June 16, 2005


Norton & Corbin To W'd
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Happy Anniversary


Bobbi Ross & Todd Mitchell
Bobby & Debbie Ross and Mitch & Carolyn Mitchell are proud
to announce the approaching wedding of their children
Bobbi Denise Ross
and
Todd Christopher Mitchell
They have chosen the first day of their new life together to be
on June 18, 2005 at the First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee at 5
o'clock in the evening.
Reception will follow at the Steinhatchee Community Center.
Some out of town invitations are being sent, but all family and
friends are welcome.
The First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee
615 Riverside Drive

Rachel's Address
Listed below is the address where you can send cards and
letters to accident victim, Rachel Freeman while she is in rehab.
She would certainly welcome any words of encouragement.
Send your cards to: Rachel Freeman, 631 W. Lake Circle,
Longwood, Florida 32759-2957.

Thank You
Dixie County!
lAs -you are reading this I
will be on Day-3 of my trip that
will include seeing the "
Changing of the Guard
Ceremony at Buckingham
Palace, visit to the Tower of J
London, including a look at the
Crown Jewels, visiting Lord
Nelson's Column, Leicester .
Square. Piccadilly Circus and
after_.dinner attending a West
End s&:i in London. '
This is just one day of my I
"trip 'of a lifetime" that would d
not have been possible without
the generosity, support, love
and prayers of all of )ou fine
people in Dixie County.
My family and 1 wanted to
let everyone know that %%e will
forever be grateful to you for Cody Miler
everything. This is a trip that ody iller
most people never make in a lifetime and it will no doubt impact
the. rest of my life. Thank you again for helping me to live a dream.
I rill make Dixie proud. Please continue to include me in your
prayers,
We lo\ e you Dixie County!
,God Bless
| Cody Miller & Family

Happy 1st Anniversary


Jeremy & Brook
We love you,
pad, Mom, Bobby & Justin

A flounder, which has both eyes on one side of its body,
lies on the ocean bottom with both eyes facing up.


faith Baptist Church News
We thank God for another wonderful Lord's Day @ Faith. He
blessed us with a much needed and wanted rain, good fellowship,
ar4d lots of love among our church family. Bro. Jackie preached a
delightful message that God had given him, the special music in
bb4th services was good as always and we are just so blessed here at
Faith. :-
Our vacation Bible School was successful with eight (8) souls
being saved and Sis. Cheryl did her usual great job of organizing it.
We want to thank all those who helped with the teaching of
classes, arts & crafts, preparing and serving food and just any way
tiat you helped. God will bless you for it and we thank you.
S'We want to remember all our people who are vacationing and
traveling during the summer months and pray for them to have a
great trip and return to us safely. We ask God to put His protective
shield around them and watch over them.
Remember this week to pray for someone who needs God in
their life, the bereaved, the sick and the sin-sick. Be sure and invite
someone to Sunday school and Church with you next week. It may
be the only invitation they get and God will surely bless you for it.
We love you here at Faith and will be looking for you next Sunday.
Until then, God Keep you happy, healthy and safe. God Bless You.


Candace Leigh Norton James Nelson Corbin
Jimmy & Debbie Norton, Kim Omer Tucker and Lash Corbin
are proud to announce the forthcoming wedding of their children,
Candace /!eigh Norton

James Ilelson Corbin
The wedding i set for June 18, 2005,
four o'clock in the afternoon at
Rock Siik Baptist Church.
A reception will follow atthe First District Community Center.
All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

Dogain & Sc tt To Exchange Vows







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Aundray Dogain & Rodney Scott
Aundra' Dogain & Rodney Scott are pleased to announce their
approaching marriage on June 25th, 2005 at 5:00 o'clock in the
evening at the Harvest Winds Ministry on US 19 in Cross City.
Aundray is the daughter of Pastor Ruby Graham of Cross City.
,Rodne. is the son of the late Helen Scott of Ne%\ berry, FL.
All family and friends are in'.ited.to share this special day with
them. A reception will follow the ceremony .

New Prospect Baptist News
Our Vacation Bible School last week was a huge success.
Average attendance per night was about 120, and it was obvious
that everyone, young and old alike, was having a most enjoyable
time in the Lord. Much credit goes to this year's VBS leader, Mrs.
Aimee St. Laurent, and her willing and able. crew of
teachers helpers We really appreciate all the effort put forth by
everyone, and thank God for His leadership in all facets of the
w week's activities.
Sunday's services were another blessing, as our choir and the
special singing of our church group, comprised. of Jody Mayo,
Aimee St. Laurent, Andy Chesser and Danny Riels, got things well
underway. Bro. Billy did an excellent job of delivering God's
message from Psalms 25:4-5, the scripture which had been our
VBS theme last week. Sunday night, in addition to another fine
sermon by Bro. Billy, we \ ere treated to a slide show of random
pictures taken during VBS week.
Don't forget Father's Day Sunday, June 19th. We will have our
monthly Fellowship Supper Wednesday, June 22nd. The Southern
Baptist Convention will be held June 19th-22nd. New arrivals
among us: Jacob Gray NesSmith, born May 26th, son of Lance
and Jaime NesSmith, and Joshua Jadon Robson, born June 7th, son
of Jody and Delene Robson. Bro. Billy and Sister Penny are
grandparents once again!
As always, keep praying for one another, the people on prayer
lists, our armed forces members, and the President and all our
other leaders...prayer is our best weapon! Have a good week, and
may God bless.
In the game of Scrabble, the only tile with a point value
unique unto itself is the K (5 points).


Behold The Tabernacle of God
Rev 21:3 "The Headship Ministry"
Continued from last week. I the Day of-the Lord, say our human
nature does not like hard times. All of us want to get by just as easy as
we can. So as the taskmasters put the pressure upon the Israelites they
grew and multiplied. .It was through oppression that they cried to the
Lord to send them a deliverers and when Moses presented himself
before them they said" Who made thee a prince and a judge over us?"
The very thing that they. had been crying for was standing before them
and they knew it not, For you see they saw a Moses that had been raised
up in the wisdom of Egypt. They also saw a murderer. He had killed an
Egyptian and hid his body in the sand. Was God to send them a
murderer and a man of the world to lead them out of bondage? But what
they didn't know was that God would take this prince and would de-
throne him and place him on the backside of the desert for forty years. I
the Day of the Lord, say God saw the material with which He had to
work with. So from a ruling prince of Egypt Moses found himself
herding sheep in a forgotten place. For some reason God has always
used the desert to mold and shape His chosen vessels. John the Baptist
lived in the desert until the appointed time of his ministry. Paul found
himself in the desert and then we know Jesus spent forty days and
nights in the desert too. So the desert must have been God's training
ground. I the Day of the Lord, say to man it looked as though Moses has
lost everything in life, including his status as well as his reputation. And
he did but this was God's way of making Mosses to be what He
intended him to be. Moses had two problems. One was Pharaoh himself.
It looked as though his mission was a complete failure. Nobody wanted
to accept or believe him. Questions began to flood the mind of the man
Moses to which the Lord replied, Werefore say unto the children of
Israel, I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of
the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage and I will redeem
you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments .... "Ex 6:6.
Continued next week


Brook, Kasen & Jeremy
Happy Anniversary Mama & Daddy,
Love,
Kasen

Vacation Bible School Scheduled
for June 20-24 at Suwannee River
Baptist Church
Vacation Bible School Beach Blast will be held at Suwanpee
River Baptist Church the week of June 20 through June 24, 6:00
p.m. until 8:30p.m. each night. '
Kathryn Mclnnis, VBS Director, has an exciting beach theme
this year with a program for all ages. The program will include
some very special "surprise" guests this year, and a virtual reality
boat ride across the stormy seas that Jesus calmed! There will be
treasure digs and panning, crafts, and a beach hut where -you -will
be shopping with sand dollars! Lunch will be served. This exciting '-
adventure will be taking you through the Bible as you learn about- "
Jesus while you surf to the instructions of your lifeguard! .
Don't miss out on an adventure of a lifetime. There is. a
program for all ages 3 through adults, so wax your surfboards and.
come and join us for a beach blast you will never forget!
Suwannee River Baptist Church is located approx. 1/4 mile
north of the traffic light in Old Town. Watch for the chu'rchisign!
Everyone is welcome!

First Baptist Church of Old Town
Wow! What a turn out for Vacation Bible School. Children of
all ages started with a Hay Ride and Hot Dog Cook out at the
homes of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Landrum and Mr. and Mrs. Dwight
Petty. They had a week filled with learning about Jesus, singing
songs, and making crafts. We ended this Sunday with. a wonderful
program put on by the children who attended VBS. Thanks.to all
the people who helped with the VBS Program. The kid's had a
great time this week. Thank you to all the parents for letting your
children attend VBS at Old Town Baptist'Church, for the children
are the church of the future. Hope to. see you in church this
Sunday!
Sunday School starts at 10:00a.m. Worship Service is at 11:00
a.mL Sunday evening service starts with Youth at 5:30 p.m. and
Adults at 6:00 p.m. We also have Mid-week service on Wednesday
at 7:00 p.m. for Youth and Adults.

Vacation Bible School Pep Rally
To Be Held At

Suwannee River Baptist Church,
Suwannee River Baptist Church of Old Town, will be holding a".
Vacation Bible School Pep Rally on Saturday, June 18, beginning:,
at 10 A.M.
The rally will begin at the church which is located ,
approximately 1/4 mi. north of the traffic light in Old Town. (turn".
.at the church sign at the gas company). Everyone will 'be;
decorating, their cars and parading to Hitchcock's Giocery. "Teams :
will be splitting up and dispensing fliers at homes in the Old Todwn".?
area. Everyone will return to the church at noon, where there ,will;;
be hotdogs, chips and sodas.
The rally will be kicking off Suwannee River Baptist's VBS;,
Beach Blast. Everyone is encouraged to attend. All: ages are
welcome!

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Happy 1st Birthday
Katelyn Jade

Mitchell
June 11, 2005
I can't believe you are
already one. We love you
with all of our hearts...
Daddy & Mama


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Yikes! What A Snake!


John Lambert, Klint Cooper and Ashley Allen killed this 4'6" Water
Moccasin in Candy and Bob Allen's goldfish pond. This is just one of
the slithering creatures that have been terrorizing their fish lately. By
* the way John, those are some pretty sexy shorts you have on there!

Dixie Youth Football League
The next sign up will be Sat. June 18th at Hitchcock Old Town
and Evans Square Cross City 9am. -12pm. Deadline to sign up to
attend camp is July 14th. Camp will be held July 21 & 22 6pm. -
'8pm. & July. 23 8am. Noon at DCHS football field. We are
planning a fish fry & cake auction at City Park on Friday, July 15th
to help raise money to get the program started.
S Please mark your calendars and come out and support these
young people. Registration fee is $75.00 and does include camp!
DYFL would like to say a special thanks to the community for
their support of this program.

Boyd Announces Grant Period

For Local Fire Departments
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) announced that
the application period for awards under the "SAFER" Firefighter
Hiring Program for fiscal year 2005 opened on Tuesday. May
31. 2005. and will close at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, June 28
S2005. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of
State and. Local Government Coordination and Preparedness
- (SLGCP) SAFER program provides financial assistance to local
fire departments for the purpose of hiring additional, front line
firefighters and, to support recruitment and retention programs
aimed at the volunteer fire service.
"I hope the fire departments in our area will take advantage of
this opportunity and apply for grants through the SAFER
program," said Congressman Boyd. "This is a major effort by
the federal government to ensure that our firefighters continue to
: have the equipment and training they need to respond to all
hazards. I strongly support the critical mission of our nation's'
,firefighters in assuring that our communities have adequate
protection from fires."
. The SAFER program provides grants on a competitive basis
to local fire departments and to local or statewide organizations
representing the interests of the volunteer fire service. The
'funding, allows fire departments to enhance their ability to attain
,"24-hour staffing. '* ,
Interested applicants should consult
www.firegrantsupport.com or call the Department of Homeland
Security Fire Grant Help Desk at (866) 274-0960, Monday thru
Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm EDT.


FWC Weekly

Happenings
LAFAYETTE COUNTY
May 27, FWC Officer
Bryan Humphries responded to
a vessel fire on the Suwannee
River 'at the Dorothy Land
"- Boat Ramp. The 23-foot
"' Bayliner had an enclosed
r inboard engine compartment
r1- and six people onboard
'- including the operator. The
'' vessel had just been launched
"' and the engine started when the
cJ 'compartment exploded. The
7, 'explosion threw one of the
occupants into the river and the
other five jumped from the
vessel. Two of the occupants
f' were transported to a medical
facility 'with various injuries
and burns. They were later
c, treated ,' and released.
Humphries ,completed the
Boating Accident Report.
'GILCHRISTCOUNTY
-'. May 28, Officer Mike Guy
-T was conducting boating safety
inspections on the heavily used
K. Suwannee River when a short
investigation led to the arrest
7, of an Alachua County man for
boating under the influence.
'Once at the Gilchrist County
'Jail, the man refused to take
the breath test prompting
' additional charges.
U' SUWANNEE COUNTY-
COPS
-'" Officer Dwain Mobley
participated in a PAL program
at the Douglas Center in Live
"' Oak. Approximately 45
-' children attended and were
entertained by a FWC K-9
" demonstration and a helicopter
landing by Pilot Lt. Joe
Johnston.
SUWANNEE COUNTY
I May 28, during the
Memorial Day weekend detail,
Officers Mobley and Rodney
/ Boone, witnessed a vessel
'operating carelessly on the
Santa Fe River. As the vessel
docked at Sandy Point, the
operator was given several
sobriety, tests which he failed.
The subject was arrested for
BUI and transported to the
Suwannee County Jail where
he refused a breath test.


Wildlife Rescues: Sometimes It

Does More Harm Than Good
This is thetime of year when the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) begins getting calls about
abandoned fawn; and other animals that folks believe may be in
need of rescue.
However, the escue could do more harm than good.
After giving bith, adult wildlife must forage to provide food
for themselves andtheir young, leaving their newborns for short
periods. Having sime basic knowledge of wildlife and the
survival skills animus employ can help avoid misdirected rescue
attempts of animals ttat don't require rescuing.
One of the most .common targets of misplaced rescues is
baby deer, temporarily left in a safe place while their mothers
feed nearby. Many ptpple who find baby fawns mistakenly
assume they have been abandoned, when in reality its parents are
in the process of ensuring the infant's survival.
"In most cases, it is absolutely not in the fawn's best interest
to try and rescue it," sait Allan Hallman, wildlife biologist at
the FWC's Camp Blandin'i Field Office.
According to Hallmai, what typically happens is that
someone discovers a young deer waiting for the return of its
mother. Often these discoveries are made in palmetto patches or
in recently burned areas that are relatively bare, where a doe has
placed her new offspring for protection. Settings like palmetto
patches and newly burned areis tend to help depress the fawn's
scent, which in turn provides gcod protection from the keen nose
of a predator.
People discover these seemingly abandoned baby deer and
become concerned when the patient is nowhere in sight. The
would-be rescuer falsely believes the young animal will perish
unless they save it or take it to a wildlife rehabilitation center.
Unfortunately, actions of this knd usually have the opposite
effect of a rescue. The stress created by changing the baby
animal's diet and surroundings is often fatal. Should the rescued
fawn somehow manage to survive the rescue, its return to the
wild becomes impossible because of Luman imprinting or a lack
of survival skills. Had it not been removed from the wild, the
young deer would have learned the necessary survival skills from
its mother.
The FWC recommends that if you find a fawn or other baby
animal, don't touch it, and quietly leave the area. Touching the
animal may cause the mother to reject it because it is
contaminated with human scent.
On the other hand, songbirds have almost no sense of smell
and can be returned to their nest without much chance of
rejection. Young songbirds are a popular favorite of the would-be
animal rescuer. Baby songbirds are commonly found on the
ground at this time of year, looking a bit dazed or confused. The
young bird may be trying to hide in tall grass or in low bushes
to avoid being seen by predators. These young birds are going
through a process called fledging. .
During fledging, young birds learn to fly and fend for
themselves. The immature bird may spend several days on the
ground, during which the bird's parents keep an eye out, feeding
it and helping it to learn needed survival skills. You can help the
bird's parents by keeping any pets that may harm the young
birds indoors during the flight lessons. .
"We encourage people to help these young birds by not
interfering in this crucial learning process," said Hallman.
Here are some important facts that can help determine if a
baby bird needs rescuing. According to biologists, the only time
a baby songbird should be rescued is when it is on, the ground
and has almost no feathers, when the bird is injured by pets or
its tail is less than a half-inch long and it cannot hop around on'
its own.'
If you find a baby songbird that you are sure needs rescuing,
here are a few tips that will help to ensure its survival:
1. Place the baby bird in a tissue-lined box that has air
holes in the top.
2. Keep the box in a warm spot away from drafts and air
conditioningand out of direct sunlight.
3. DO NOT GIVE IT FOOD OR WATER!
4. Call a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in your
area. Telephone numbers of licensed rehabilitators are available
by calling the FWC's North Central Regional Office at
386.758.0525. Many local veterinarians also work closely with
wildlife rehabilitators and can be a good source of advice.
The FWC asks you to remember that removing an animal
from the wild to save it may actually have the opposite effect.
Seek advice from wildlife professionals before attempting to
rescue any animal and please remember, in most cases, it is
better to leave wildlife in the wild.
For more information on what you can do to help Florida's
wildlife, check out,
http://www.myfwc.com/critters//wildlife.htm.


The FWC also has more wildlife information at
Need more info www.MyFWC.com.
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Regarding Tide Swamp Unit
At the February meeting of the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC), commissioners approved
changing the Spring Creek Unit of the Big Bend Wildlife
Management Area (WMA) from a dog hunt area to a still hunt
area.
Because of that loss of public land available for deer-dog
hunting, commissioners were asked to consider allowing deer-
dog hunting on the Tide Swamp Unit of the Big Bend Wildlife
Management Area (WMA), located in Taylor County. The
commissioners directed staff to determine if the change was
feasible.
The first step in the process was to send letters to everyone
who had applied for a quota hunt permit on the Tide Swamp, or
Spring Creek units for the 2004-2005 season. The letter, sent to
more than 650 hunters, explained the process and requested
input. The letter was posted on the FWC website and news
releases went out statewide to obtain an indication of the public
position on the issue.
As of June 6, FWC has received 128 letters. Of those, 118
(92 percent) requested that Tide Swamp remain a still hunt area.
Letters from 10 people (8 percent) requested some type of dog
hunting. Staff also received petitions with 14 signatures
requesting that dog'hunting be allowed and petitions with 27
signatures requesting that the area remain still hunt.
Two open house meetings have been scheduled for interested
members of the public to review and discuss the results of the
"Request for Comments" mailing. The first meeting is June:21
from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 3705 Spectrum
Blvd., in Tampa. The second will be June 23 from 6:30 to 8:30
p.m. at the Steinhatchee Community Center, 1013 Riverside
Drive in Steinhatchee.
"We were looking for public input on this issue and
encourage all persons interested to please attend one of these
meetings," said John Ault, FWC North Central Regional Public
Hunting Areas Coordinator. "FWC is aware there are hunters
who oppose allowing deer-dog hunting on the Tide Swamp Unit
and others who support it. Everyone's views on this issue are
important to the Commission. No one is excluded from the
opportunity to provide input, even if you didn't apply for a
quota hunt permit on either area."
Anyone who is unable to attend the open houses may send
comments on this issue to:
John Ault, Regional Public Hunting Areas Coordinator
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
3377 E. U.S. Highway 90
Lake City, FL 32055
The public can also provide comment via email to
karen.parker(,myfwc.com.
The FWC staff is planning to make a presentation to the
Commissioners on this issue at the "Commission Meeting"
scheduled for Sept. 21-22 meeting in St. Petersburg. The
planned presentation will include a summary of comments as
well as staff recommendations.




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Buddy Martin's
Weekly Sports Commentary

Charlotte Trio

Propels Gators
If Jeff Corsaletti keeps a diary, he'll mark
down last week as one of the grandest of his
young life.
With very possibly the best yet to come: The
Dream Season.
The former Charlotte High School and Port
Charlotte Little
League star started
out the week by
experiencing the
resounding 23-3
tromping of Notre
Dame Sunday as the
S Florida Gators
captured the NCAA
SRe g i o n al
championship and
advanced to the
Super Regional to
host the Florida State Seminoles.
On Tuesday, his favorite major league
baseball team made Corsaletti its sixth-round.
choice in baseball's amateur draft the Boston
Red Sox.
Friday night, he homered in the Gators' 8-
1 thumping of FSU. And as he approached
Saturday night, he was keeping a watchful eye
on the rainy weather that preceded game two in
the best-of-three series. But he just couldn't
contain his enthusiasm about the stakes at
hand: A trip to the College World Series in
Omaha.
"You couldn't ask for anything more," he
said after Friday night's win. "Winning at
home against Florida State, only 27 hours
away from going to Omaha. Unbelievable! It's
why I came here (to the UF). It's why I came
back for my senior year.
"It's like a dream come true, but we're not
done yet. We've got to go out and play hard."
If the Gators get their crack at winning the
national championship it will be due in no
small part to the contributions of Corsaletti and
two former Tiarpon teammates: SEC Player'of
the Year Matt LaPorta, a sophomore, and
junior righthanded pitcher Bryan Balli a
;regular member of Pat McMahon's rotation
who posted a 7-4 season with a 3.29 ERA.
o Corsaletti upped his .378 batting average
: over the weekend as LaPorta looked tp
increase his record-setting home run total of
24. Ball was awaiting the call for a possible
start in game three against the 'Noles if
needed.
Thanks in no small part to Tarpon coach
Dave Tollett and youth league coaches, these
three ex-Charlotte Countians have played a key
role in the Gators' drive toward Omaha.
"Corso," as the Gator fans call him, says
they all attained a solid foundation in Little
League. Ball played in Punta Gorda Little
League. Corsaletti and LaPorta competed in
Port Charlotte Little League usually against
each other. The trio joined forces at CHS in
Punta Gorda and later at Florida.
"It was a helluva league, very competitive. I
had a great time," the All-SEC Gator
centerfielder recalled of his Little League days.
He"s awed by what has happened since.
"The whole thing about the three of us being
from Charlotte County and being up here on
' 'the same team is crazy amazing!"
Give credit to coach McMahon as a


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FISHERMAN'S GUIDE TO TIDE AND RIVER LEVELS


Tides for the Coast of Dixie County
June 17,-July 14, 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 17-Jun 5:20AM 1.4 11:21 AM 3 6:53 PM 0.6
Sat 18-Jun 12:51 AM 2.7 6:18AM 1.6 12:02 PM 3.2 7:47 PM 0.1
Sun 19-Jun 1:55AM 2.9 7:13AM 1.7 12:43 PM 3.4 8:38 PM -0.3
Mon 20-Jun 2:51 AM 3.1 8:03 AM 1.8 1:26 PM 3.6 9:26 PM -0.6
Tue 21-Jun 3:41AM 3.2 8:49AM 1.9 2:10PM 3.8 10:14PM -0.9
Wed 22-Jun FM 4:28AM 3.2 9:34AM 1.8 2:56PM 4 11:01'PM -0.9
Thu 23-Jun 5:12AM 3.2 10:18AM 1.8 3:44 PM 4.1 11:47 PM -0.9
Fri 24-Jun 5:54 AM 3.1 11:04 AM 1.7 4:32 PM 4
Sat 25-Jun 12:31 AM -0.7 6:35AM 3 11:54AM 1.6 5:23PM 3.8
Sun 26-Jun 1:14AM -0.3 7:14AM 3 12:51 PM 1.4 6:19 PM 3.5
Mon 27-Jun 1:55AM 0.2 7:53 AM 3 1:57 PM 1.3 7:25 PM 3.1
Tue 28-Jun LQ 2:37AM 0.6 8:33AM 3 3:16PM 1.2 8:51 PM 2.7
Wed 29-Jun 3:21 AM 1.1 9:18AM 3 4:45 PM 0.9 10:39 PM 2.4
Thu 30-Jun 4:11 AM 1.5 10:08AM 3.1 6:09 PM 0.6
Fn 1-Jun 12:20 AM 2.4 5:07 AM 1.8 11:04 AM 3.2 7:19 PM 0.3
Sat 2-Jun 1:33AM 2.5 6:09AM 1.9 12:01 PM 3.3 8:14PM 0.1


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fisherman, because Corsaletti, LaPorta and
Ball are three Tarpon who didn't get away.
Quick Jump Starts
1. Mike Tyson has a whole new career
ahead of him when his boxing days have
ended: Cutting fish.
2. Memo to ABC NBA color commentator
Hubie Brown: Take a breath!
3. To the Spurs Robert Horry: The ball you
were looking for was on Chauncey Billups' hip
- and your jock is still hanging on the rafters.
4. David Duval is going back to his old
swing this week for the U.S. Open, but I'm
afraid the magic is long gone.
5. Purely on a hunch, I'll take Phil
Mickelson at Pinehurst, N.C.
This Just In: Hottest new SEC rivalry
Everything I'm hearing about Steve Spurrier
in South Carolina indicates he plans on:
coaching 7-10 years there and wants to break
the school record for most victories (65). New
Gator coach Urban Meyer loves Florida and
has no interest in the NFL. That means that
Florida-South Carolina now sets up to become
one of the SEC's hottest rivalries.
Short Stuff
Detroit's Robert Horry has averaged only
7.5 points for his career, but only 11 players in
NBA history have a larger championship ring
collection than Horry's five, and no active
player has as many ... The coaches poll lost
even more credibility last week when ESPN
announced it was pulling out ... The Wuerffel
Trophy, named after 1996 Heisman Trophy
winning Gator quarterback Danny Wuerffel,
will be presented this fall, honoring a player
who best combines exemplary community
service with outstanding academic and athletic
achievement.
Bumper sticker, sign or tee-shirt
A Sign over dentist's office: Pain free.
For other services we charge. '
A If Mark Felt knew someone was
breaking the law, he should have just reported
it to the president.
A0 My opinions are not for public
display.
Clipboard
Urban Meyer's long road
Urban Meyer rocked the house again at his
latest Gator Gathering and has created a buzz
around the' Gator Nation.louder than anything
I've heard since the early days of Steve
Spurrier.
On Thursday night, Meyer spoke before 400
members of the Marion County Gator Club, his
18th tour stop on a trip that has taken himover
14,615 miles, where he visited 99 high schools
in 10 states in three times zones, spoken to
over 13,000 fans and signed an estimated 3,000
autographs.
One fan in Ocala asked him to sign a ceiling
fan blade (turns out it was former Gator player
Steve Ely). Meyer is very meticulous about the
spelling of names and when he was approached
by a grandfather wishing him to autograph a
hat for his grandson Isaac, Urban asked how it
was spelt.
"I don't know," said John Alvarez. "Do
you?" They finally got it right.
Later when Alvarez was asked by Meyer if
he was a Florida grad, he said "I thought about
telling him I majored in spelling at FSU, but
thought better of it."
Today's Proverb
If swimming is so good for your figure, how
do you explain whales?
And good morning...
... Tiger Woods. Tough as year a's been,
you can 'be halfway to the Grand Slam by
winning the U.S. Open.


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Egyptians and Persians
more than 3,000 years ago.


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Free Banners For Florida County

Boaters: Help Protect Manatees This

4th of July Weekend
They're being used more and more on the waterways by
concerned citizens bright yellow banners from Save the
Manatee Club, designed to make it quick and easy to
communicate with approaching boaters whenever manatees are
spotted in the area. The free waterproof banner which reads,
1'Please Slow: Manatees Below," alerts boaters to the presence of
,manatees with the intent to slow boaters down to help prevent
manatee injuries and deaths.
"The 4th of July weekend is one of the busiest holiday
weekends of the year, and the county waterways will be very
active," said Judith Vallee, Save the Manatee Club's Executive
Director. "Manatees face ever-increasing threats mostly from
human activities,, and the largest known cause of manatee
mortality is from collisions with boats. Hopefully, people will
watch out for manatees, and those who have the banners will use
them to help slow down boat traffic if manatees are spotted."
Those who plan to be out on the waterways this 4th of
'July weekend should follow some general guidelines to help
protect these fascinating, endangered animals. Wear polarized
sunglasses as they can help eliminate the glare of the sun and can
help you see below the water's surface. Stay in deep water
channels and follow all posted boat speed regulations. Avoid
boating over shallow vegetation beds
where manatees might be feeding. Look for the manatee's snout,
back, tail, or flipper breaking the surface of the water; a swirl or
a flat spot on the water signals a manatee may be swimming
'below. And if you see a manatee when operating a powerboat,
remain a safe distance away about 50 feet.'- If you want to
observe the manatee, cut the motor, but don't drift over the
'animal.
Also, if you spot an injured, dead, tagged or orphaned
manatee, or if you see a manatee who is being harassed, call 1-
888-404-FWCC (3922) or #FWC or *FWC on your cellular
phone, or use VHF Channel 16 on your marine radio.
Florida boaters can request a free "Please Slow:
Manatees Below" banner by contacting Save the Manatee Club
via e-mail at education@savethemanatee.org, by regular mail at
500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, or by calling toll
free at 1-800-432-JOIN (5646). Just include your name, mailing
and e-mail addresses, and the area where you boat in Florida.
Also, if you are a Florida shoreline property owner, you can get
a free aluminum sign. for your dock which reads, "Please Watch
for Manatees: Operate With Care." Be sure to include your name
and mailing address and the address where the sign will be
posted, if different.
Manatee protection tips are available on the Club's web
site at .www.savethemanatee.org/boatertips.htm. For more
information on manatees, the Adopt-A-Manatee program, or
inSave the Manatee Club programs arid activities, visit the Club's
web site at www.savethemanatee.org, call the toll free number
listed above, or send a request via regular mail.

Ducks Unlimited Annual Banquet

Set For June 23
The local chapter of Ducks Unlimited, an international
organization devoted to the conservation of wetlands and
waterfowl, has scheduled its second annual banquet for
Thursday, June 23, starting at 6 p.m. at the Suwannee River
Shrine Club building in Fanning Springs.
The evening's program will begin with a social hour at 6
,p.m., followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m. and an auction at 8 p.m.
in which many fine rifles, shotguns and prints will be up for
sale.
The purchase price for a ticket to the banquet will include a
one-year membership in Ducks Unlimited. Ticket prices are $55
per individual at the door, or $45 in advance, and $75 per couple
at the door, or $65 in advance. Tickets for 18-and-under
."Greenwing" members are $25.
In addition, personal and corporate sponsorships are
available. The $300 sponsorship includes six tickets to the
dinner and preferred seating, while the $500 corporate
sponsorship also includes the dedication of one acre of the
organization's conservation lands in the name of the donor.
Since 1937, the group's membership, which includes many
duck hunters, has worked to preserve the natural wetland habitats
that waterfowl populations need in order to thrive.
To purchase tickets for the banquet or get more information
about Ducks Unlimited, contact Michael Michaelis at 352-463-
7129.


Saltwater Fishing Tournament

June 24th & 25th
Saltwater Fishing Tournament, Friday June 24th at 4:00 pm
until Saturday 4:00 pm June 25t. Entry fee is $100.00 per boat
with a minimum of 2 persons per boats, and up to maximum of 4
person per boat Entry fee will entitle you to be in the heaviest
stringer category. In this category you are allowed up to 10 fish
and the type of species of fish that are allowed in this category:
Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Spanish mackerel. The top 5
heaviest stringers will receive cash rewards of 1st place $ 1650.00,
2nd-$900.00, 3rd $600.00 4th $400.00,5" $200.00. Prize money in
this category is based on 50-boat entry or more. If less than 50
boats it will be a 75% payback for the category. Heaviest Redfish,
Heaviest Trout, and Heaviest Trash Fish. Cash Prizes will be going
to the 3 heaviest fish in catch category. The Prize money for these
categories: 1st place- $ 1125.00 20 $ 675.00, and 3rd $450.00. The
prize money is based on a 50-boat entry per category or more. If
less than 50 boats it will be a 90% payback per category.
You can pre-register at the following locations: Gilchrist
County Journal, Gilchrist County Property Appraiser Office,
Badcock Furniture of Newberry and Value Page of Gainesville.
On days of the tournament, the only place you will be able to
register will be at Suwannee River Fair Grounds on Friday, June
24th from 4:00pm-8:00pm and Saturday June 25th" from 5am-8am.
Suwannee Fair Grounds is located on the corner of HWY 19 and
HWY 26 in Fanning Springs.
There is an open saltwater tournament, which you can launch
your boat from any location. Weight- In will be at the Suwannee
River Fair Grounds from 12pm until 6pm Saturday June 25th.
If you have any questions, please call 1-800-990-


5410.Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the children/youth
of Trenton First Baptist Church South Florida Mission 2005 VBS
bilingual out reach. So get on the phone and call your fishing
buddy's to register for a great saltwater fishing tournament to help
benefit a great cause. See Ya At The Weigh-In.


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Free Physicals:
Dixie County. Health
Department and SchoolMHealth
are now taking appointments
for "FREE PHYSICAL"
(sports/school) at Ruth, Rains
Middle School. Call 498-1290
* for your appointment. Do not
wait until August!
There will be not.guarantee
of getting one after school
reopens in August. Call now!

Geiger

Awarded

Bronze Star
Sergeant William L.
Geiger, Jr., son of retired
United States Army, Sergeant
Major William L. Geiger, Sr.
and Darlene H. Geiger, was
awarded the Uniited' States
Army's Bronze Star recently.
He is attached to the 457th
Transportation Battalipn.;
The Citation reads as
follows:
T/SGT Geiger ensured
protection and safety of all
personnel, equipment '.nd
supplies as 'Convoy
Leader/Gunner on 97 combat
missions; was engaged several
times by Anti-Coalition 'Forces
in Iraqi's Sunni frian-gle and
did not lose a single asset. Key
highlights include, but not
limited to: Instrumental int 'the
successful planning, and
executed of "OPERATION
SALT LICK" eliminating six
insurgents an detaining nine.
His team providedSecUrity 'and
escorted 68 vehicles' for 'the
Fallujah campaignn. --The
supplies and fuel guaranteed
the marines ability to fight and
survive. His contributions and
dedication to duty are in
keeping with they,, highest
traditions of the Army and
reflect credit upon him and the
United States Army ,
T/Sgt. Geiger also received
Non-Commissioned .Officer of
the year at Wamer. Robins Air
Force Base. He and-his family
are based at Robins:. .He leaves
for his third tour to. Iraqi in late
August. ': .
T/Sgt Geiger: : is the
:grandson -of .Mr.. and-:,Mrs.
Grady Hires :pf Jena and Mrs.
Gussie Harris, also of Jena.

North Central

Florida L6ng

Term Care .

Ombudsman

Council
The Long-Term, 1. Care
Ombudsman Council is a
group of concerned citizens
whose goal is to improve, the
quality of life, and, care ifor
people who live in, licensed
long-term care facilities ,such
as nursing homes, assistedd
living facilities, adult family
care homes and long-term care
units in hospitals. A.trained,
certified volunteer ombudsman
is given authority, under
Florida law to identify,
investigate and resolve
complaints made by, or on
behalf of, long-term. care
facility residents. : ,
The North Central Florida
Long-Term Care ,Ombudsman
Council serves residents in
eleven (11) counties: Alachua,
Bradford, Columbia, Dixie,
Gilchrist, Hamilton; Lafayette,
Levy, Putnam, Suwannee,. and
Union, The ombudsman'Sjob
is to advocate, defend ,and
protect the rights of residents
and assure that residents
receive fair treatment and
quality care by; investigating
and resolving complaints,
visiting each .facility: to
evaluate conditions and to
conduct annual inspections)
We are currently seeking
qualified and caring volunteers
in our eleven county
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Post 91 News
Post 91 had a great Legion Family Day on Saturday, June 11! There
were 90 people present to celebrate the Installations of the Officers of Post
91 of Florida's American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 91,
and the Sons of American Legion Squadron 91.
Officers for the Auxiliary Unit 91 are: President, Anne McKinney;
Vice-President, Geneva Comwell; Secretary, Theresa Calloway; Chaplain,
Midge Everett, and Treasurer, Miriam Stroupe.
Fourth District Commander, Phil Hearlson, District Vice-Commanders
Jim Ramos and Ray Hall, District Sergeant-at-Arms Marie Kraemer and
District Judge Advocate, Charles Fidler, were on hand to install the
Officers of Post 91. The new Officers are: Commander, Shelby
McKinney;, Adjutant, Dean Williams; 1st Vice-Commander, Marcia
Parker; 2nd Vice and Chaplain, Carl Cornwell; Historian, Marilyn
Williams; Finance Officer, Wilbur Bush; Sergeant-at-Arms, Ted Henley.
Cecil Robinson, Vernon Layfield, and J.M. "Murph" Everett are the
Executive Committeemen. Major Stroupe is the Service Officer and
Wayne Gravely is the Judge Advocate for Post 91.The Fourth District
Sons of the American Legion Commander, Phillip Williams, installed the
Commander of the new Squadron 91, Dean Williams, and presented the
new SAL Commander with the Squadron Charter.
Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91, has Florida's newest Auxiliary Unit and
newest SAL Squadron in the state. Now, we have nothing to do but
GROW! \\ e ha- e programs; we have ideas, now we must RECRUIT! Tell
others about our programs and ASK them to join us in working in our
communities.
Lee Schaltenbrand and Fire Chief Ron Mills of the Spring Ridge
Volunteer Fire Department escorted Captain Don Alexander to Post 91 on
Saturday June 11, 2005, to receive his certificate honoring him as Post
91's Firefighter of the Year. Post 91 will forward his letters of
recommendation to Department for further consideration for the
Department honors. Post 91 wishes Captain Don Alexander success in all
ofhis endeavors.
Remember our Armed Forces each day in our thoughts and prayers,
and here at home, watch over our Legionnaires, veterans, widows and the
families of those called up for active duty, helping out however and
whenever we can.
,. For God and Country...Wayne Gravely, for Shelby McKinney,
Commander, Post 91 of Florida's American Legion


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Preschool And Kindergarten
Immunization Requirements F

School Year 2005/2006
In addition to the routine immunizations, all children
attending, or transferring to preschool or kindergarten in
are required to have the Hepatitis B vaccination series (thr,
and the varicella (children Pox) vaccine, The Advisory Cc
on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Pe
and the American Academy of Family Physicians recon
these vaccinations. It takes four to six months to corn
Hepatitis B vaccine series, therefore, parents are bring inf
the immunization requirements, and are encouraged to b
vaccines as soon as possible. You should contact you
immunization provider to set up an appointment to b
immunization requirements as soon as possible. The fac:
provide your child with theses immunizations must give
Certificate of Immunization (form 680) verifying completion
school immunization requirements. These vaccines
obtained free of charge at the Dixie County Health Unit.

Florida Livestock Market Repo
For the week ended June 9, 2005
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts total
compared to last week 4,888 and 10,943 a year ago. Acc
the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News


slaughter cows and bulls
steady to firm.
FeederSteers:.
Med & Lg Frame No. 1-2

Feeder Heifers:
Med & Lg Frame No. 1-2


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200-300 lbs
300-400 lbs.
400-500 lbs.
200-300 lbs
300-400 lbs.
400-500 lbs.


If you see news in the Slaughter Cows:
Lean 85-90 percent 750-1200 lbs
imaking...call the Dixie County Slaughter Bulls:
Yield Grade No. 1-2 1000-2100 lbs.
Advocate at 498-3312 Slaughter Hogs: US 1-3 230-270
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MEN VS. WOMEN
There are always so many good
topics in the battle of men vs.
women. This week we decided to
talk about translating the language
of women for men and vice versa.
Here ya go:
Words Women Use:
* "Fine" really means "This is the
word women use to end an
argument when they feel they
are right and you need to shut
up. Never use "fine" to describe
how a woman looks this will
cause you to have one of those
arguments."
"Nothing" really means "This
means "something" and you
should be on your toes.
"Nothing" is usually used to
describe the feeling a woman
has of wanting to turn you inside
out, upside down, and
backwards. "Nothing" usually
signifies an argument that will
last "Five Minutes" and end with
"Fine."
* "Go ahead" with raised
eyebrows really means "This is
a dare; one that will result in a
woman getting upset over
"nothing" and will end with the
word "fine."
* "Go ahead" with normal
eyebrows really means "This
means "I give up" or "do what
you want because I don't care."
You will get a "raised eyebrow
go ahead" in just a few m minutes,
followed by "nothing" and
"fine" and she will talk to you in
about "five minutes" when she
cools off.
* "That's okay" really means "This
is one of the most dangerous
statements that a woman can
make to a man. It means that she,
wants to think long and hard
before paying you back for
whatever it is that you have
done. "That's okay" is often used
with the word "Fine" and in


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"Thanks" A woman is thanking
you. Do not faint. Just say you're'
welcome. i ,
"Thanks a 16t" This is much'
different from "Thanks." !A.
woman will say "Thank sT A
Lot" when she is really ticket,
off at you. It signifies that you,.
have off ended her in some
callous way, and will be
followed by a loud sigh. Be '
careful not to ask what is wrong'
after the loud sigh, as she will,
only tell you "Nothing."
And the guys get their due, so ,
here's a list of Phrases Men Use:
"Let's take your car" really,,
means "Mine is full of beer,
cans, burger wrappers, ard4,
completely out of gas."
"I don't care what color ypu. u
paint the kitchen" really means
"As long as it's not blue, greei,'"
pink, red, yellow, lavendet;-:'
gray, mauve, black, turquoiselor
any other color besides white.' -
"Can I help with dinner?" really.r.
means "Why isn't it already pr,.
the table?"
"It would take too long to
explain" really means "I have no
idea how it works."
"Take a break, honey, you're'
working too hard" really means
,"I can't hear the game over the
vacuum cleaner."
"That's interesting dear" really,
means "Are you still talking?"'
"You know how bad rfiy.
memory is" really means "I,.
remember the theme song to "F_
Troop," the address of the first
girl I ever kissed and the,
Vehicle Identification Numbers;'
of every car I've ever owned, buti.
I forgot your birthday."
* "Uh huh, sure honey or yes,
dear" really mean absolutely
nothing. It's a conditioned
response.


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Interesting Town Names


Tarzari, TX honors the fictional character who lived among the
apes. And let's not overlook Tarzana, CA. That's where Edgar
)rt Rice Burroughs lived when he wrote those great jungle adventures.
Fonda, NY was originally an American Indian community. In
ed 9,565 the mid-1700's it saw the arrival of the Dutch and in1851 was
ording to named for one of the original Dutch founders. It is from this same
Service: family that several generations of well-known actors have come.
S vice: s The rural community named Ding Dong, TX began when two ,.
d heifers cousins named Bell opened a store there. A local who was hired to
paint the store's sign designed a pictorial pun with a bell on each.
245 end of the sing with the words "Ding Dong" in between. B) the
180 way, Ding Dong is located in Bell County.
142 Hippo, KY was named for a local resident, the husband of the
151 woman who ran the first post office there. Because he complained,
151 all the time, the man was called 'Hippo' once a not uncommbn
136 Southern nickname for a hypochondriac.
Magnet, TX was named in the hope that its appellation would
- 58 "attract" people.
Sunrise, FL was originally named 'Sunset' and was plannedas'
- 73 a retirement community. The developers found out pretty quickly
that retirees don't like to be reminded that they are in the 'sunset'
of their lives, so a more optimistic name was chosen.
Frostproof, FL began with the name Keystone City. The Post.
4 Office Department asked the residents to find a new name to avid
confusion with a town in the northern apart of the state name-I.
Me Keystone Heights. Although a few freezes have hit the area-'
throughout the years, generally it's not hard enough to damage the.,
;0b precious fruit trees and citizens are quick to remind a smart aleek-`
that the town was not named 'Frostfree!"
The great state of Kansas has a Saint Marys and a St. Marys .-,
Rome, GA is named because the planned town site was located,
on seven hills, as was the ancient city of Rome.
$ Altus, OK once had a different name and well as a different',
location. When the town was destroyed in a flood, the residents;,
wisely opted to rebuild the town on safer ground and renamed the,'
town Altus, Latin for "high."
Delaware is not an Indian name. The Native American name, is,
Lenape, meaning 'the people.' The name given to them by the,;,
white settlers was Delaware, which came from the river along.-
which these indigenous people lived. The river was named for,.
Lord Thomas West, Baron De La Waar, the colonial governor of
Virginia in the early 1600s.
I Peculiar, MO was named by the Postmaster after the town's,-
fathers told him, "We don't care what you name it as long as it's.;
sort of peculiar."
Lake Webster in central Massachusetts is called that because
no one can pronounce the real name, which is: 'Lake..
Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg.'
Half way between Pine and Cornucopia, Oregon is the town of,.
r $ 'Halfway of course.
Gnaw Bone, IN has some colorful stories of how the town got'
9 its name, but the truth is that it is named after the French city of'.
Narbonne.
'Vj Gripe, AZ was named by the employees of the agricultural
!9 inspection station, which is located there. We can all guess why'it'
was named.


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DIXIE SCHOOLS SHOW

PROGRESS

Sa- AS STATE STANDARDS GET

r TOUGHER
S. We were very pleased to see that the District as a whole
n showed an increase in meeting the criteria of the school
Superintendent grading system. Some slippage was expected, given the
Dennis W. Bennett major changes in the way the grades were calculated this year.
The state raised the bar significantly this year ... and we thought there might be more school grades
to go down because of the standard changes and grading criteria. Several changes were made in this
year's formula for grading, which is based on how well students do on the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test, or FCAT. This year the standard for the writing section of the FCAT was
increased from 3 to 3.5 on a scale of 0 to 6.
: The new calculations factored in the grades of students with learning disabilities and students
whb'have limited ability in speaking English. The state has taken our more struggling students and
put them in the grading formula.
'"Some of the strongest pressure on schools' grades hinged on the FCAT improvement among
each school's lowest performing students. A school is penalized a full letter grade if at least 50% of
its lowest performing students did not meet the state standards no matter how well the school did
overall. This is exactly what happened to Dixie County High School. Our point totals have scored
us a "C" last year and this year. But the state dropped our letter grade from a "C" to a "D" because
of the lower 25% of our lower performing students, which includes ESE did not show 50% growth.
We knew that the changes to the grading criteria would make it very difficult for our high school
to' do better than it did last year. It is very difficult to compare last year to this year, when the state
has 'changed the entire procedure for scoring again. "They're not comparing oranges to oranges."
Mariy parents are concerned that the state is focusing too much on the low performing students to the
exclusion of the advanced placement programs or students.
"Dixie County Schools remain committed to our lowest performing students and we'll continue
remediating any deficiencies they have. Right now we are looking at next year and how we can do-
more to reach these students and their families.
-This year we have seen both of our elementary schools move up on the grading scale. Old Town
Elementary School moved from a "C" to an "A". Anderson Elementary School moved from a "C"
to a "B". Ruth Rain's Middle School point totals put them in the "C" bracket this year where they
were a "B" last year. We are seeing a lot of hard work and an emphasis on reading pay off. We also
see a greater level of participation from parents at the elementary level. We have to get parents to
recognize that parental involvement does not stop at elementary school anymore. They've got to
help in middle and high school too. Parents need to see that the students get to school and they need
to know who their teachers are and have conferences if needed.
,Although challenges are revealed in the school grades, I'm not displeased. There are areas in our
schools that need additional attention. But overall, when I look at the performance of the youngsters
in this community and all of the hard work of the teachers and administrators, I salute them for a job


well done.

American Legion Post 383- Old

Town -Sweep District Honors:
"At the 3rd District Constitutional Conference held at the Lake
City American Legion Post 57, Saturday, June 4th, local Post 383,
was honored with being the #1 Post in District 3 with a member




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cost of General Renovations
the State Veterans Home
Lake City. This federal gr
represents 65% of
anticipated cost
construction. The state
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necessary funding.
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sPost 383 3"' District Officers (1-r JR Coffey, Mike Stacey
land current Dist. 3 Commander Alonzo Philmore.
increase over the previous year of 209%. Post .383 now has 204
niembers. District 3 consists of 19 other Posts located from
iAllahassee to Lake City to Old Town.
| More honors were obtained, when Mike Stacey, former Post
adjutant and JR Coffey, past commander of Post 383 were elected
1st and 2nd vice-Commander of District 3 to serve during the
coming year. Each, also, received Certificates of Accomplishment


Barbara Mahoney


Post 383, Old Town Member (l-r) Joe Elko, John Weidensall Jr.,
Cliff Blanchard, Gene Street, Charlie Lambert and Ed Roche.
awarded by the Department of Florida for their excellent job
performing during the past year.
Additionally, Post 383 racked delegations for the up coming
State and National Conventions; The 87th State American Legion
Convention to be held in Orlando from July 7th through the 10th.
Mike Stacey, JR Coffey and Gene Street will represent Post 383 as
"Official" delegates.
dJoe Elko and John Weidensall, Jr; Post 383 members were
elected, 3rd District, delegates to the 87th National American
Legion Convention to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii from August
19 through August 25th.

Dixie County Rotary and

LifeSouth to Provide Local Needs
Local residents in the Dixie County area can become a vital
part of the community by giving blood. Through a single
donation, up to three lives can be saved. LifeSouth Community
Blood Centers- Civitan Region and the Dixie County Rotary
Club will co-host a blood drive at Foodland in Evan's Square,
located in Cross City, on Wednesday, June 29, from 9 a.m.
until 6:30 p.m.
"The turnout at the last drive was phenomenal," said Carolyn
Quintanilla, district director for LifeSouth. "We were hoping to
draw 25 donors and had 38 come out. We are very appreciative
of.that increased response, and it would be wonderful if we could
achieve that again at this upcoming drive."
'All donors will be entered in a drawing to win a new Pontiac
G6 from Wade Raulerson Pontiac. Potential winners must be 18
years of age and are responsible for paying tax, tag and title fees.
In' addition, a recognition item and cholesterol screening will be
given to each donor.
For more information about becoming a blood donor, please
contact LifeSouth at (352) 334-1000 or visit www.lifesouth.org.
onors must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or
bre, and have a valid photo I.D.
LifeSouth is the sole blood supplier for 39 medical facilities
n 17 counties in North Central Florida including Shands at UF,
he VA Medical Center, and North Florida Regional Medical
enter. LifeSouth is a nonprofit, volunteer blood center
applying more than 110 medical centers in Florida, Alabama
nd Georgia.


SSandraJenkins


Theta Chi Beta Sigma
held two rituals with Barl
Maloney and Sandra Jen
having completed their pie
training and moved on to
Ritual of Jewel Degree.
Chasteen received the Attril
Degree.
On Tuesday, May 17, T
Chi held their end of the
party at B.R. Barnett's shop.
Everyone enjoyed a fish
and had a great time shoo
pool and playing ping-pc
Many of the members e
joined in on karaoke.
Thanks to Mr. Barnett
allowing us the use of his s
and to Ann Boy for arrant
the social.


Old Town
Elementary
School
Honor Roll
4th Nine
Weeks

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S Zack Sullivan
to Chase Underwood
ant Kilgore
Aaron Ammon
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in Shawna Joslin
ant Makenze Robson
the Langston
of Nathan Hicks
has Reed Locke
of Laura Stein
Weeks
Steven Roberts
on' Desarae Saunders
Mr- 2"d Grade
nal Bolton
73- Jodie Alford
Quade Locke
Hannah Robson
Jessica Storey
Brown
Joseph Stewart
Corbin
Douglas Langford
Allie Rogers
Tucker Stemple
3rd Grade
Harney
Anothony Bender
Thomas Burnett
Elizabeth Chester
William Colson
Daniel Trey Hagler
Dustin Wheeler
Peterson
Savannah De Vanie
Brittney Smith
Boggs
Reatha Grant
Taylor Hicks
Eli Long
Nicole Sicklen
Justin Wood
Whittington
Kyle Lamar
Elizabeth Nunez
4th Grade
S Arnold
Jordon Barden
Johnny Jones
Adrian Maxwell
Marchant
Guy Crawford
Dakota Hunt
Laina Moyer
Selina Elliott
Catlin Francis
Skeen
Hunter Robson
Amanda weaver
S5th Grade
Lina Davis
Phi Shelby Hicks
bara Ty Ottinger
kins All "A/B's "
edge 1st Grade
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Van Jonathan Jiminez
bute Catlin Fowler
Jacquelyn Myers
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Submitted by Sandra Jenkins Publicity Chairman

Thank you Dixie And

Tri-Counties Business
Thank you, Thank you, for all your generous support and help
for making our PRESCIOUS HEARTS DANCE a huge success.
The children had a very special day because of a lot of good
and generous people in our area. We thank all of you. for your
support, generosity, and kindness.
Joe Anderson- Anderson Columbia
June wood Florist
Badcocks & More, Cross City
Florida Forest Products
Subway- Cross City
Subway- Chiefland
Foodland- Cross City
Hitchcock's- Old Town
Hungry Howie -Old Town
H&H Chevron- Cross City
Cypress Inn Cross City
Winn Dixie -Chiefland
Hardee's -Cross City
Mane Connection-Cross City, Elizabeth
Knights's Sawmill- Debbie Knight
Harold's Feed Store- Cross City
Cheeks- Cross City, Mrs. Mel
Judge Fred Koberlein- Cross City
Hubert Allen- Cross City;
Mrs. Joyce Davis- Cross City
Lil Red Store- C.C. Larry Wallace
Dixie County Advocate- Mrs. Terri
Hal Chewning Jr. Cross City
David Wright- Dixie District School Transportation
Mark Rains- Dixie District Schools Transportation
Dennis Wayne Bennett- Dixie Co. Superintendent
Also to Mr. & Mrs. Buddy Lamb For the use of the building,
and always being so kind. Mr. Jamie King- for doing our music, he
always knows how to get the tunes just right for the kids. To
everyone who helped with decorations, picking up food, serving a
special thank you to Christine Smith, and her mom Mrs. Vivian.
Pam Davis, Vivian & Mr. Ernie Keen, Peggy & Mr. Karl. Romia
Plank, Jennifer Silva, Melanie Turner, Renee Downing, Sandy
Malone, My Hubby, Ed Futch, Timmy & Kim and also a special
thank you to all the parents of our students for letting them attend
for their special day
Sincerely, Marie Futch, Nell Morales, Denise Yarrell, Patsy
Highsmith and the kids of Bus' 4 & 6


Kilgore
Caitlyn 0 Neal
Cheyenne Condon
Robert Queen
Langston
Dylan Buchannam
Richard Burris
Morgan Cowart
Savannah Crossley
Billy Edmonds
Rebecca Heitifield
Whitney Stemple
Robert Mattos
Megan Wimberly
Weeks
Holly Allmon
Jessica Daughtery
Katie Enfinger
Christine Horn
Riley Huxford
Alyssa Odom
Michael Westrich
Ottinger
Kimberly Alston
Bobby Wetzel
Cody Smith
2nd Grade
Bolton
Michaelaya Baker
Tyler Corbin
Harley Driscoll
Jeri Lynn Hunt
Tracie Turner
Brown
Ellie Hodge
Dillyne Shew
Edward Worthington
Corbin
Katelin Pippin Davis
3rd Grade
Harney
Earnest Bums
Desiree Kester
Peterson
Nathan Huard
Ashylyn Huffman
Tyler Hunt
James Lord
Faith Perry
Margaret Lorio
Jon Pasquin
Heather Rhodes
Boggs
Matthew Moore
Whittington
Sean Rennels
Michael Wright
Brooke Windier
4th Grade
Arnold
Heidi Morris
Megan Suggs
Jacob Weingart
Tyler Weaver
Marchant
Ashley Anderson
Levi Carpenter
Paige Cumbest
Buddy Howell
Morgan Land
Ryan Marchant
Cheyenne Stemple
Vonice Watson
Skeen
Jonathan Branch
Daniel Lutz
Travis McMullen
Zack Cassidy
Joshua Stein
Caroline Whittington
5th Grade
Chelsea Wetzel
Theresa Lehman
Ashley Mc Intosh
Jordan Fay
Zeb Christmas
Tara Pattengale
Browning
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Dixie District Schools Awards

:Years of Service Pins To Staff
I.' Dixie District Schools held their Staff Appreciation Luncheon on May 27th. However the annual
Seventh was held for staff district-wide
; Superintendent Dennis Bennett noted that while it was the official last day on the calendar, the
public may not realize that teachers are required to attend mandated workshops and continue their
education during the summer months in order to keep their certificates valid. Office workers prepare
.for the upcoming school year while janitors clean rooms and offices from top to bottom. Bennett
applauded the entire group for their dedication and service to the system.
, Before sitting down to a great meal prepared and served by the Ruth Rains Cafeteria ladies,
WYears of Service Pins were presented to those with 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years. A special
presentation was given for three wonderful women who retired. Elizabeth Dawson 38 years, Susan
.ones 29 years and Elizabeth Quincey 30 years.
Congratulations to you all!
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Tim Alexander, and retirees Elizabeth 30 Years Connie Karr, Elizabeth Quincey &
Dawson, Elizabeth Quincey & Susan Jones. Edith Valentine


'.35 Years Frances Bray, Jim Bray, Garry Durham, Scott Killgore &
'Carolyn Peppers


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25 Years Mark Rains & Connie Sheppard 20 Years Johnny Geathers, Becky McEwien,
Cheryl Neeley, Jana O'Neal & Jan Wadsworth


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15 Years John Arnold, Lynda Barber, Jeanne Clary, Shirley J. Davis,
Glenda Gainey, Jennie Herring, Clare Joyner,,Elizabeth Keen, Terrie
,,eacock, Iris Skeen, Josey Storey & David Wright


10 Years Patricia Arcadi, Maureen Cravey, Beth Dees, Jerry Evans,
Denee Hurst, Dominga LaRocco, Diana Locke, Jan Manos, Beth
Palmer, Tina Reeves, Dianne Robinson, Mike Thomas & Sonja
Valentine


,Cross City Correctional Golf Tournament
On Saturday May 28, 2005 Cross City Correctional held our
-I first annual Employees Club Golf Tournament. There were
A '- Ad several teams who participated in this event, but at the end of the
S" day the team of Robert Brannin, Mark Rains, Andrew Thomas
and Phillip Wheeler took home the first place trophy with a fine
score of -19 under par. The second place team of Lenton
Edmonds, Mark McLeod, Dolphus Peppers III and Charlie
Watson shot a very respectful round of -15 under par. The third
K .. -place team consisting of Johnny Knight, Scott Lancaster, Chris
Jordan and Perry Humphries shot a -14 under par. The longest
drive winner was Dolphus Peppers III with a massive drive of 332
yards. The closest to the pin winner was Charlie Watson with a
fine shot of 6ft 10in. All participants were treated to a great round
S harlie Watson & of golf, nice weather and a fabulous BBQ dinner.
Dolphus Peppers III We would like to take the opportunity to thank our host,
iChiefland Golf and Country Club for allowing us to hold the tournament at their facility. Next, I
Should like to take this opportunity to say a very special thank you to all of our many sponsors,
Without their support this event would not have been a success.
'Badcocks & More, Chiefland Dixie Chevrolet, Cross City
'L.A. Salon, Old Town Scoggins Chevrolet, Chiefland
;Carriage Inn Restaurant & Motel Drummond Community Bank, Chiefland
Z'1 ille'Red Store, Cross City Shamrock Veterinary Clinic
',Century 21 Lorene Thomas Realty, Old Town Florida Forest Products
'ffIitchell & Hatcher Realty, Steinhatchee Subway, Cross City
.Cheek Pharmacy, Cross City Foodland, Cross City
iMitch's Gold & Diamond, Chiefland Tim Alexander, Cross City
:'Chiefland Crysler & Dodge, Chiefland Gary Lamb's Feed Store
,Xapa, Cross City Tire Mart, Chiefland
tCross City Auto & Tire Hitchcock's Foodway, Old Town
|P & P Posts, Cross City Tri-County Chiropractic, Chiefland
CrossCity Marine Ideal Marina, Steinhatchee
,Pinner's Heating & Air Video's Unlimited, Cross City
"Cypress Inn Restaurant John L. Driggers, Cross City
Pinner's Oasis, Cross City West Wind Fish Camp, Steinhatchee
Dewey Hatcher, Sheriff-Dixie County Judge Koberlein, Cross City
" Pro-Tire, Cross City Winn-Dixie Marketplace, Chiefland
At last but not least, I would like to say a very special "THANK YOU" to our volunteers who
made this event run so
r smoothly. Cooks: Todd Berry
S. -& Wes Clemens. Hostesses:
S. Tracy Troxell, Destiny
Henderson, Susie McDaris,
Candy Edmonds, Tera
-Thomas, Abrena Dey,
Veronica Driggers and Maria,
S' 'i I" Gonzalez. We would also like
S, to thank our Warden, David
Farcas and our Employees:
Club President Mickey Miller
for their continued support
throughout this event.
SS. Perry Humphries, Major
T Place (1-r) Robert Brannin, Phillip Wheeler, Mark Rains & Cross City Correctional
Andrew Thomas




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Log Cabin Quilters met
Thursday June 9th at the Levy
Co. Quilt Museum. We are
making progress on three
quilts and one will be finished
next week. Tuesday afternoon
12 young girls, Muriel, and
Linda were out for a quilting
session. Squares was put
together and these girls from
10 to 12 yrs. old learned how
to quilt a pillow top. When
they finished the tops were put
together, sewed, filled and
finished with ribbon. All girls
made a pillow and completed
their quilting project.
Congratulation to Barbara
Lunsford for winning the quilt
at the Watermelon Festival.
Barbara has worked many
years, put in many hours, put
up with complaints and still
had lots of fun getting the
Festival ready. This was a sort
of thank you, for she will be
letting someone else (her
daughter) take over and let
them have the fun. She will.be
around to help whenever she is
needed. We are so glad she
won.
Greg Stalvey was out
Monday with eight boys to
mow and trim. What a
difference it makes when the
boys come out and work. We
do have a beautiful yard. Mrs.
LaLoude came up from
Sarasota to bring the large bag
of scraps and fabric. Thank
you and we use a lot of fabric
for our many projects.
Lunch was great but would
have been better if Marie
hadn't forgotten her cake. To
much to think about when you
come to class.


Perry Humphries, Chris Johnson, and


5 Years Ted Boorum, Jane Boyd, Chuck Elton, Faith Hill, Carol
Petrone, Phil Snyder, Donna Sheppard, Vickie Willis & Cindy Wood


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Dixie Cc
Thank You! Thank You!
The organizers of the Hee Haw reunion to benefit Gloria
Gilbert would like to say thank you to the community for your
generous support. So many people volunteer their time to help
someone in need. What a great community we live in!
A special thanks to Keith and Becky Williams for providing
and working the sound system and Charlotte Lord for the use of
the facility and time spent during rehearsal and the program. A big
thanks to the cake bakers and Stanley at Foodland for their
wonderful contribution of food. Renee Chewning, the decorations
were wonderful and the programs provided by Carol Patrone and
the Dixie-Co. High Business Technology Department was great.
The auction packet Anna White sent from Nashville was a
tremendous benefit! Thanks! Without the performers and workers
at Hee Haw, it could not have been a success. Thanks to all of you
for your time.
We would also like to thank the following for ad purchases or


donations;
A Cut Above
Allen's Nursery & Farm
Anderson Columbia Co.
Inc.
Any Gay's Concrete &
Masonry
Area Shopper
Aurther Bellot & Family
Beta Sigma Phi Sisters
Billy Bob's Fencing
Brenda Foumier
Bud Brewer Realty
Bugmaster Pest Control,
INC.
Cameo beauty Shop
Camelot Barbershop
Carriage Inn
Cassidy Heating & Air,
Inc.
Cheek Pharmacy, Inc.
'Chiefland Farm Supply
Co. Comm. Alton Land
Co. Comm. Buddy
Lamb
Co. Comm. James T.
Valentine
Co. Comm. John
,Driggers
Computers & More
Co. Court Probation
Service
Cross City Dental
Cross City Florist
Cross City Machine
Shop
Cross City Marine
Cross City Auto
Cross City Veneer


Dixie Music
Dixie Appliance
Dixie Drive Inn
Dixie FFA
Dixie High Business-
Technology Dept.
Dixie Marine
Dixie Realty
Dorsi Hyder
Drummond Community
Bank
Family Dollar
First Baptist Church
Fl. Forest Products
Foodland
Fred Sabback
Photography
Fulford's Produce
G & T Groceries
Gail's Cafe
Hill & Cobb Insurance
Hitchcock's Grocery
Horseshoe Beach Guide
Service
Joyce H. Davis Tax
Collector
Judy Swiston
King's Oil & Tire
Langston Insurance
Agency
Lighthouse Restaurant
Mae Beville Supervisor
or Elections
Mickey Johnson
Logging
Mitch's Gold &
Diamonds
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Revecca's Clothing
S & D Carriers
Salon 19
School Board Member
Dwayne Rollison
School Board Member
Pat Bell
School Board Member
Tim Alexander
Sea Tow Services
Shannon & Dewey
Higginbotham
Sheriff Dewey &
Lenette Hatcher
Shamrock Sod
Shirley Begue Seeking
Good Health
Signs By Designs By
Stacey
Smith & Lancaster, Inc.
Stockman Construction
Suwannee Lumber
Trey, Pearl & Hannah
Snellgrove
Wade's Bail Bonds
Wayne Grinner Liberty
National Ins.
Wilson Home Center
Alexander's Fine
Jewelry
Chris Barber
Wilmonteen Smith
Rita Harris
Steinhatchee Beta Sigma
Phi
Stephanie Harris Hall
Dane Gilbert & Chefs.
Chuck Elton


4BR, 2 B FAMILY HOME- 2-. le, ., 2,1i1.1' sq n ,v ,:h.rarrrming iC:r,hen,,
stylish MBR & Bath, must see at $91,000 MLS#748292.
-Also Available: 3.14 acres for $29,900 MLS #748672
-US 19 5.6 acres for $140,000 MLS #748346
-US 19 15 acres for $150,000 MLS # 748345


county Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 16, 2005


Dairy Queen
Davis body Shop
Davis Stump Grinding
Debbie Dembo
Dennis Bennett


Consignments
Patio Salon
Pinner Oasis
Pinner Oil
Rawlings Masonry


Mitch Mitchell
Krystal Parrish


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the river, with a well maintained and
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includes a new roof, tile floors and to shopping, banking and more is
counter tops. This property is fenced where you will find this 2/2, WELL
& gated. TOO MUCH TO LIST. Must MAINTAINED, site built, older home.
see to appreciate. Call for an This home is fenced on three sides.
appointment. $290,000. (748478) PRICE REDUCED. $79,000. (748493)





A LOT OF POTENTIAL Older 2/1 WITH 30% DOWN, MOVE RIGHT IN!
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Close to schools, shopping, banking Fishing. Call foW details! '$59,900.
and medical. $79,900. (748893) (747735)




NEWLY REMODELED You must see
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A very important thank you to Pearl Snellgrove for the idea and
motivation. We hope we have not missed anyone. If you had any
part, please know that we appreciate and thank you for your help..
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THANK YOU, DIXIE COUNTY,
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25878 SE US Hwy. 19


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*3 BR, 2 B, paved road, in Old Town, recently remodeled, 1-
acre, $124,000.
*1/4 to 3/4 acre lots in Quail Run. Deed restricted community .
$40,000. each.
*2BR, 2 B, 2 story, approx. 1700 sq. ft. on 2 lots on canal in
Steinhatchee, storage shed, tropical landscaping, hurricane
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*Steinhatchee waterfront! 2BR, 1B 1500 sq. ft. approx.,
central heat/AC, great for entertaining, $425,000.
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and walkway, septic permit pending, $175,000.
*2 Camping Lots on Suwannee River, Log Landing $25,000.
*Lot 23, Majestic Oak Subdivision, Hatch Bend area, 222
riverfront property $40,000(?) Large oaks on camping lot.
*Up to 3500 acres of timber/hunting property in N. Taylor
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 16, 2005


Regular Meeting
Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners
Dixie County Courthouse
Commission Meeting Room
Cross City, Florida
10:00 AM May 5, 2005
The Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners of Dixie
County, Florida, met on Thursday,
May 5, 2005, at 10:00 AM in a regular
meeting, in the County
Commissioner's Meeting Room, in the
Dixie County Courthouse, Cross City,
Florida.
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
Joey Lander, County Attorney
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order
by the Chairman, Marcus A. Hays.
INVOCATION AND PLEDGE.
Invocation by Commissioner
Valentine
Pledge to flag led by
Commissioner Lamb
Welcome by Commissioner Hays
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commission Minutes, Amended
Minutes of Regular Meeting 4/07/05,
Workshop 4/12/05, Emergency
Meeting 4/15/05, Regular Meeting of
4/21/05 and Special Meeting 4/27/05
-presented for approval.
Commissioner Lamb commented
that he has read the amended minutes
for 4/07/05 arid approves with the
addition. Joey Lander stated that he
has read all the minutes and
recommends them for approval.
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Driggers
arid carried to approve all the minutes
as' presented today.
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
to go into the Local Planning Agency
arid Zoning Board.
PUBLIC HEARING-BCC
SERVING AS THE PLANNING
AGENCY OF DIXIEE COUNTY.
FLORIDA, concerning Petition ZC-05-
03, a petition by Gene Sanchez and
Coralene Sanchez, to request a change
of zoning classification from
Residential Single Family/Mobile
Home 1 (RSF/MH-1) to Commercial
Neighborhood (CN) on Parcel No. 19-
13-12-0000-3410-0200, a tract or
parcel of land lying in Section 19,
Township ,13 South, Range 12 East,
Dixie County, Florida. (See the Legal
in the Dixie County Advocate for a
complete description of the property.)
Billy Keen presented the petition
to the Board. He stated the applicant;
Gene Sanchez wants to put in a real
estate office on this parcel in
Suwannee. Mr. Keen informed the
Board that he hasn't received any calls
in opposition of the change.
Commissioner Hays stated that he
had not received any calls in
opposition.
There were no claims of
opposition from the public during the
meeting.
Motion by Commissioner
Driggers, seconded by Commissioner
Lamb and carried to approve upon
behalf of the Chairman, Commissioner
Hays.
PUBLIC HEARING-BCC
SERVING AS THE PLANNING
AGENCY OF DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA concerning Petition ZC-05-
04, a petition by Lawrence Crow, to
request a change of zoning
classification from Residential Single
Family/Mobile Home 1 (RSF/MH-1)
to Heavy Industrial (HI) on Parcel No.
23-10-13-0000-4810-0100, 46.98
ACRES 23 10 13 NW OF SEC
LYING S OF SR 55 LESS
CROSSTOWN COMMERCIAL S/D
ORB 108 P 353 & ORB 109 P 341,
Dixie County, Florida. (See the Legal
in the Dixie County Advocate for a
complete description of the property.)
Bill) Keen presented the petition
to the Board. He stated this property is
near Cross Town Sub-division in Old
Town.
..Commissioner Land stated the
request is in his district and he has
received calls about the change.
Joe Ruth discussed the petition.
The parcel is proposed to be used for
an incinerator (gasification process) to
reduce debris, tires, etc... to ash. All
they are asking for today is a zoning
change. This company, if approved,
will create 30 to 50 jobs and will be
approximately a $20,000,000 project.
We have looked into this project and
probably the only sound will be
backup beepers on vehicles. They will
be able to take tires. I had about 200
tires dumped at the front gate during
* last night.
Commissioner Land stated he isn't
against industry coming to the county,
but he would have appreciated a
contact about this. He stated he wasn't
informed about this and feels it needs
io be checked into more.
SBilly Keen stated that they have
been before the Board two other times
to see if the Board was receptive with
(he idea and it appeared that you all
were.
SAttorney, Michael Dakis discussed
the project with the Board. He stated
that it is a smokeless system and
monitored by the State. There will be
no emissions and no smell from the


system; no waste will be left on the
floor at anytime. It is dumped right
into the cell and sealed. We would
receive approximately 15 trucks a day.

The waste will be decreased by 90% to
a by-product of ash and sold for
possibly making cement blocks. This
property is off US 19, Y2 mile north of
Old Town, and behind the Red Barn.
We only need ten acres, but are trying
to acquire enough land to have a buffer
*6f trees around the entire project area.
I' Terri Langford, Dixie County
:Advocate, stated that she contacted
'people regarding their Wyoming Plant
land found it to be highly
:recommended. They stated it would be
'a good thing for this area.
Commissioner Lamb commented


that his understanding is that it is the
same system as an -aircraft carrier,
except on a larger scale. He continued
by saying that the county has the
opportunity to save thousands of
dollars if the plant is developed in
Dixie County.
Motion by Commissioner Land,
seconded by Commissioner Driggers
and carried to table this item until 3:00
PM.
Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Driggers and carried to go back into
regular session of the Board of County
Commission.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
SKIPPER JONES, ANDERSON,
COLUMBIA. INC.
Joey Lander stated that he could
address the Board on this item.
Anderson Columbia needs a bigger
hangar at the Cross City Airport. The
present hangar is proposed to be
donated to Dixie County and they will
build a bigger hangar and lease it from
the county thru Dixie Aviation.
Commissioner Driggers
commented that fire regulations
require that hangars must be 60 ft.
apart.
Skipper Jones discussed the
proposal. He said that they propose to
enlarge the existing hangar. They
would like to donate the present hangar
and the extension to the county and
furnish the funding for the project
through the county purchasing
department. They will reimburse the
county as the hangar is being built.
This would be a line item.
Commissioner Driggers stated that
Hoyle, Tanner and Associates are
aware of the proposed project and are
okay with it.
Skipper Jones stated that they
agree to pay $100 per month for the
lease of the hangar. He said that they
would like to begin construction
immediately. Joey Lander was given a
draft copy of the contract.
Motion by Commissioner
Driggers, seconded by Commissioner
Valentine and carried to approve the
project as presented by Skipper.Jones.
Commissioner Driggers informed
the Board that Dale Herring. is
interested in building two hangars.
Also, the FDOT is' in process of
building eight hangars.
MIKE CASSIDY. TOWN OF
CROSS CITY MANAGER
Mr. Cassidy appeared before the
Board and reported that Anderson-
Columbia has been awarded the
contract for the Town of Cross City
Routing Proposal.
He recalled the last time that he
and Mr. Wesley Jones came before the
Board regarding 4-way stop signs in
three areas of Cross City. Mr. Cassidy
stated that they would like to proceed
with the project to install 4-way stop
signs at the intersection of Barber
Avenue and CR351 at the SE comer of
the courthouse, at the intersection of
Chavous Street and Horseshoe Road,
and the intersection of Chavous. and
Ward.
Commissioner Lamb stated he
doesn't recall agreeing with this
proposal, but would.like to see a traffic
light installedhere by the courthouse.
Arthur Bellot stated this is a
trouble area and the main problem here
at the courthouse is the speeding.
Mike stated that the most cost
effective plan would be to go with the
four way stop signs.
Removing the palm trees and
striping the existing parking area
across the highway from the
courthouse was discussed. This will be
looked into by the Town of Cross City.
Commissioner Lamb discussed the
need for a new post office and parking
for it. This would relieve the parking
problem in front of the post office.
Mike Cassidy commented that
they want something that everyone can
agree on. The 4-way stop signs would
have warning lights. It would be done
right.
No thru tractor-truck traffic on
CR351 from Mahlon McKinney
residence to the Little Red Store and
on Chavous Street from US19 in from
of Gooding Funeral Home to CR351
Horseshoe Beach Road 'was discussed.
A new ordinance would need to be
done.
Commissioner Driggers told Mike
that he will work with them anyway he
can.
Commissioner Lamb commented
that if traffic coming from the north
end of the county going to GP would
go on to Old Town and come up North
US19, it would only increase their time
by about anrextra 2 minutes.
Mr. Cassidy spoke to the Board
regarding how much the changes will
improve safety. He informed them that
Anderson Columbia would begin the
re-paving project within a month.
The Board asked Mike to check
on re-paving the parking lot across the
street from the courthouse.
Mike stated he felt it could be
accomplished and he will come back
in the future with the plans for the
signs.
Joey Lander discussed a letter
from the Florida Department of
Revenue regarding the 1%
Infrastructure Tax. The FDOR is
requesting a letter from the Board
stating that the Town of Cross City and
the Town of Horseshoe Beach (having
Interlocal Agreements with DC)
understand they waive their right to
share in the distribution as provided in
Section 212.055(3), F.S. He and Mike
will get together regarding this matter.
Commissioner Hays inquired of


Eddie Marsh about cutting the road in
order to provide water to residents on
the opposite side of the road. The cut
will be from 8 to 12 inches.
Water for residents in the Brannin
Road vicinity was discussed.
Annexation was discussed.
JORDAN L. GREEN. P.E.,
RURAL AREA TRANSPORTATION
DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER, FDOT
Mr. Green and Bill Henderson
came before the Board to discuss the
Six Year Work Program and List of
'Priority Projects for the next Tentative
Work Program Cycle. The Tentative
FDOT Plan for FY 2005 thru 2010 was
presented to the Board.
The Board asked Mr. Green to try
to help them get a traffic light at the
intersection of US19 and CR351A at
Shamrock.


Mr. Green informed the Board that
he can have their general consultant
look at the county's traffic plan and
hopefully it will show that it is needed.
He offered to get with Arthur Bellot on
the matter.
Arthur Bellot informed Mr. Green
and the Board that the contract has
been received on the CR351A project
with FDOT. He stated that he has
talked with Katrina Sadler regarding
the project description being incorrect.
Mr. Green stated they will correct
it and the new contract will be mailed
as soon as possible for execution by
the Commission.
The Shired Island Road was
discussed. Proposed to increase funds
in SCOP and include widening along
with re-surfacing.
Mr. Green instructed the Board
and Arthur Bellot to call him or Mr.
Bill Henderson with any questions or
problems. If we can't help, we will
find someone who can.
Commissioner Valentine stated
that they need to get a count on the
Jena Road when they are doing the
traffic planning.
The Board thanked Mr. Green and
Mr. Henderson for their interest.
FRANK DARABI. DARABI &
ASSOCIATES. INC.
Mr. Darabi informed the Board
that if the waste treatment plans
discussed this morning are approved
they need to make sure they get a host
tipping fee and limit the garbage. He
offered to look into the process. Right
now the zoning is all you have and
Greenville is not flexible; Dixie
County is committed to Greenville.
Mr. Darabi informed the Board
that he has authorization from FEMA
approving the Horseshoe Beach
Dredging Contract. He recommended
advertising in the local newspaper
5/12/05 and 5/19/05 for bidders for the
dredging project in Horseshoe, open
bids 10:00 AM 5/24/05 and award the
project at the 6/2/05 meeting.
The .Board approved the
recommendation. James Valentine,
Arthur Bellot, Chad Reed, Joey Lander
and the Clerk will be present at the bid
opening.
Joe Spradley, Horseshoe Beach
Marina, thanked the Board and
response teams.
CRAIG MIKELL, AGENT
MANAGER, BLUE CROSS/BLUE
SHIELD OF FLORIDA
Mr. Mikell informed the Board
that for the first time in five years the
claims history is favorable. He
discussed a new network proposal for
Dixie County that he would like to
have approved. He said that he is not
aware of any problems and. the DC
staff is working well with BC/BS. The
claims information will be available
for budget workshops the first of June.
Commissioner Driggers inquired
if there would be an increase. -
Mr. Mikell announced that if we
can get Dixie County approved for the
new network the rates will possibly go
down.
Arthur Bellot stated that it may
cause a necessary change of doctors.
Mr. Mikell agreed that it' was
possible; but not likely.
Arthur stated that June 1st is the
deadline for constitutional officers to
submit their new budgets.
Mr. Mikell stated that the second
week in June he would have an
accurate rate, but if the county used a
15% margin they -would be safe for
budget purposes.
SHELLY ROSS. REALTOR
Ms. Ross came before the Board
requesting permission to sell each of
the lots in the Hatch RV and Tanning
Site in Jena. It would be a
"condominium declaration" situation.
Commissioner Valentine told Ms.
Ross she would need to get with Billy.
Keen regarding this and he wanted
more time to look into the matter.
BETTIE GAIL OSTEEN.
INDIGENT HEALTHCARE AGENT
Ms. Osteen presented the Monthly
Caseload and Appeals Report for the
month of April 2005. She stated that
April was busier than usual. The
hospitals are asking patients to call.
She inquired about an indigent
burial program that Hospice
acquainted her with. She had
contacted Tallahassee and was
informed that it must be a county
program ind not state.
Commissioners were not aware of
such a program.
She stated that if it was something
they wanted to do to contact her and
she can look into it. There are some
burials handled by Medicaid.
JERRY PRATER, VETERANS
SERVICE OFFICER
Mr. Prater presented his monthly
news letterdated May 5, 2005. A copy
of 'News from the Chairman of the US
Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs'
was attached.
He stated that next week he will be
in training for re-certification in
Jacksonville.
JACK SPIVEY, BUILDING
OFFICIAL
Mr. Spivey presented the Building
& Zoning Department Monthly Report
dated April 30, 2005. The department
collected $73,970.81 for the month of
April 2005. A copy of the permits
issued was attached.
RECESSED FOR LUNCH 12:30
PM
RECONVENUED AT 1:45 PM
The meeting was called to order
by the Chairman, Marcus A. Hays.
DICK EDWARDS,
COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
CONSULTING


The Board approved to go into the
Public Hearing and Fair Housing
Workshop.
FIRST PUBLIC HEARING AND
FAIR HOUSING WORKSHOP-The
DC ,Board of Commissioners is
considering applying to the Florida
Department of Community Affairs for
a 2005-2006 Small Cities Community
Development Block Grant of up to
$750,000. CDBG programs are
funded by the Federal Department of
Housing and Urban Development
(HUD). and administered in the State
of Florida by the Department of
Community Affairs (DCA). In order to
qualify for CDBG funding, at least 51
percent of any CDBG project must be
spent to befiefit low to moderate
income persons. CDBG projects are
divided into four categories:
Neighborhood Revitalization,


Commercial Revitalization, Housing,
and Economic Development. The
public hearing is to receive citizen
views concerning the community's
economic and community development
needs.
Mr. Edwards led the public
hearing. There were no public
comments.
The 2005 CDBG Program
Citizens Advisory Task Force List was
presented to the Board as follows:
Kathryn McInnis, Ruth K. Buzbee,
Doyle Barden, James L. Philmon, and
Doyle Frierson. Also, the DC
Commission Citizen Participation Plart
was presented. Mr. Edwards
recommended both for approval.
Motion by Commissioner
Driggers, seconded by Commissioner
Lamb and carried to approve the
Citizens Advisory Task Force for the
2005 CDBG Program and the Citizen
Participation Plan.
The Board approved for Denise
Lytle, Commission Administrative
Assistant, to be the designee to contact
with complaints of Fair Housing.
The Board approved to go back
into the regular meeting.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
DICK EDWARDS.
COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
CONSULTING
Mr. Edwards presented the Dixie
County Grants Status Report dated
May 5, 2005.
SHIP UPDATE-He stated that
the revised Waiting List will be
submitted on May 19th for SHIP
assistance. There are currently over
123 applicants on the list. The revised
DC SHIP Housing Assistance Plan
(HAP) for the program years 2005-06,
2006-07, 2007-08 was submitted to
Florida Housing Finance Corporation
on Friday, April 29th, 2005.
CDBG UPDATE-Many mobile
home lots from MacClenny to
Gainesville have been visited in an
effort ;to locate a home for Sam
Roberts. Hopefully, we will locate it
before May 9th. The Second CDBG
Public Hearings for the 2005-2006
Funding Cycle is scheduled for next
Thursday May 12th, at 1:00 PM.
Other Grant Applications-The
Federal Emergency Management
(FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant
Program funding application has been
submitted. This will qualify Dixie
County for a minimum of $603,458.
The projects range from retrofitting the
EMS Communications Building, to
dredging the Airport and Belly-Deep
Canals (Timbers and Oliver Street
Apartments) and provide storm sewer
protection for the EMS Operations
Center/County Office Building and
Cross City Town Hall.
Commissioner Lamb had
questions regarding HAP.
Commissioner Hays commented
that he appreciated Cindy Dey and
Arthur Bellot for working with him
and Dick Edwards regarding the HAP
training. Arthur Bellot is to coordinate
the HAP with Dick Edwards.
The Board approved to go into a
workshop with the Florida Housing
Coalition.
FLORIDA HOUSING
COALITION WORKSHOP
Commissioner Hays opened the
workshop. He stated that Mr. Michael
Chaney is here today to help the
County understand and work together
to stay in compliance.
Mr. Chaney stated that the Florida
Housing Coalition is a non-profit
group. In the beginning there were
deficiencies discovered. One error was
in calculating income, two was files
were not in order, and three was a
problem in tracking money spent.
Consequences-may be a pattern of
deficient funds and could possibly be
suspended until the deficiencies are
corrected.
He stated that the tracking of
money is of most importance. Mr.
Dick Edwards is. responsible for
independently tracking and it is an
absolute requirement for him. It is not
a requirement for the Clerks financial
department at this time.
Second, most important is the
selection of applicants. It must be
prioritized and it is a requirement for
the county to follow. Even though
there is a waiting list, the disabled and
elderly have priority. You must tell the
person there may be a wait.
Commissioner Hays inquired from
Mr. Chaney, if you have a 60 year old
that has a poor housing establishment
and low income and you have a 45
year old with the same problems, the
older gentlemen would be the priority.
Mr. Chaney responded that he was
precisely correct. When Florida
Housing pulls a file they should be
able to look and tell where this person
should be on the list. Chronically is
always the deciding factor. Also, very
important-everything must go 'thru
the office of the Administrator of the
SHIP funds, Dick Edwards, in your
case.
This year Dixie County should
receive $350,000 by October 2005.
We anticipate another $600,000 due to
the 2004 storms. He recommended
some new ways to use the funds;
repairs, new homes, finance rentals &
duplex's, create sub-divisions for low
income families; help with down-
payments for a rental person or for
utility deposits.
Commissioner Hays inquired
about persons with disabilities.
Mr. Chaney stated that there are a
lot of different disabilities, so you may,


want to be detailed in your description
of a disability.
Joey Lander, County Attorney,
commented that to avoid problems
with determining a disability; you
might use the same language as the
social security guidelines for SSI.
Commissioner Lamb stated that he
would like to see a facility for the
elderly and disabled; so that when they
are deceased or able to relocate it-
would be able to be utilized for another
elderly or disable person. Now, when
a home is built for an elderly person
and they are deceased it reverts to their
family.
Mr. Chaney stated he appreciated
the staff of Mr. Edwards, Cindy Dey,
Arthur Bellot, and Commissioner Hays
working to get things in order and he is
going to recommend to the Florida
Housing Coalition that the funds be
awarded to Dixie County, but who


knows if they will listen. We must just
wait and see.
The Board thanked Mr. Chaney
for taking the time to come and explain
these things to them and working to
help Dixie County achieve compliance.
Board approved to go back into
the regular meeting.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
SHARON FRONK. ROBIN
LANE RESIDENT
Mrs. Fronk stated she has issues
with a go cart business on Robin Lane
off of Willow Hole Road. She said it
is located at the Bobby Carnes
residence and doesn't thing it is zoned
for a business of this type.
Billy Keen stated that it is zoned
Agriculture and can be approved with
a special exception use. He said that
he has told them they need to apply for
a special exception and then it will be
advertised, a sign posted, and a public
hearing must be held. It will probably
come before the Board at the June 2nd
meeting.
The Board asked Mrs. Fronk to
watch the local newspaper for the
advertisement.
JOE PRICE RUTH. RECYCLING
COORDINATOR
Mr. Ruth stated that he received'
one application, Richard James Lasco,
for the truck driver position and
recommended that he be hired.
Motion by Commissioner
Driggers, seconded by Commissioner
Valentine and carried to go with the
recommendation of Mr. Ruth.
Joe stated that he has several
applications for the Assistant Solid
Waste/Mosquito Control Coordinator.
He would like for Arthur Bellot and
Commissioner Hays to assist with the
interviews. Board approved. Darabi is
ready to do the training.
Joe informed the Board that he has
started the larvacide treatments after
hours.
Motion, seconded and carried to
go back into the Planning and Zoning
Board concerning Petition ZC-05-04.
PLANNING & ZONING BOARD
Mr. Anthony Fraccalvieri stated
they had met with the Andersons and
were unaware of it being in a flood
area until now.
Mr. Joe Anderson, Jr. informed
the Board that he owns property on
three sides of this proposed site. This
is a gasification project and we are in
agreement with the project. We need
to help them get this project located in
Dixie County but this property is low
and we feel that you can not succeed
with the project at this site. You can
make a couple of phone calls to the
DEP and SRWM and I don't think
they would approve it.
Billy Keen commented that the
only reason we are here today is for the
rezoning of the property. We are not
approving the proposed project.
Doug Anderson spoke against the
re-zoning. He commented that it is in
the 100 year Flood Plain. (The Board
asked Billy Keen to retrieve the map
for viewing.) Mr. Anderson continued
saying there are other locations in the
county that would be more suitable for
such a project.
Commissioner Land stated that it
is a wet area and right in the heart of
Old Town. He said he is not against
the proposed gasification plant but
feels this is not the right location.
There was a brief review of the
Flood Plain Map. Billy Keen stated it
is not in the flood plain.
Motion by Commissioner Land,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to recess the public hearing
until 6:00 PM on May 19d, 2005.
Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Lamb and carried to go back into the
regular meeting.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
DALE HERRING
Mr. Herring appeared before the
Board regarding leasing property at the
Cross City Airport for building two
hangars.
Commissioner Driggers stated that
he would get with Herbie Raker about
it.
Commissioner Lamb inquired as
to why the Board is leasing property
for hangars to be built when we are
possibly going to be getting eight
hangers built by FDOT.
Dale is to get with Billy Keen
about locating the marking where the
Dixie Aviation expansion will be put
and come back to the Board.
Mr. Herring discussed the land
swap at the Mount Olive Cemetery that
was approved previously. He has the
deeds ready and would like them to be
recorded.
The Board approved.
CHAD REED. EMERGENCY
SERVICES DIRECTOR
Mr. Reed presented the Dixie
County EMS Emergency and Non-
emergency Monthly Reports for the
month of April 2005.
Chad informed the Board that a
letter had been received from Kathryn
Mclnnis terminating the Well Lease
between her and the county dated
December 18, 1997. She stated the
county could still use the water in case
of fire. Ms. Mclnnis stated she
supports the EMS and Fire
Departments in Dixie County and we
are truly blessed.
The Board approved to cancel the
lease.
Chad discussed the budget and
requested the Board to allow the Jena
Fire Department to be completed.
Using impact fees to finish this
was discussed. Inmate labor was used


to complete the Old Town, First
District, and Suwannee projects. It
appears that the Jena project will have
to be contracted out.
Crews have repaired the Shired
Island Pavilion and need to work on
the Turner Point Landing project.
Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Driggers and carried for Arthur Bellot,
Chad Reed, and Commissioner
Valentine to get together and come up
with a plan.
Category E and the Health
Department Roofing Project were
discussed. Insurance for the county
has not been obligated yet. Chad
stated he needs approval to ask for a
5% waiver.
Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner


Driggers and carried to ask for the 5%
waiver.
Chad informed the Board that the
old EMS vehicle had collided with a.
rabbit and caused the oil to empty. We
are waiting for the insurance adjuster
to assess the damage. The engine is
bad for sure, possibly other items.
During EMS Week, May 16th thru
20th, the EMS Expo will be located at
the First Baptist Church 5/16, Old
Town Napa 5/17, and D-TRAC in Jena
on 5/18 each day from 10:00 AM until
7:00 PM.
Tracking FEMA was discussed., It
is three weeks away from Hurricane
Season.
Chad recommended Lola Butler
for full time to help Scott Garner with
tracking the FEMA expenses. Also,
requests that any administration fees
that are included on the current FEMA
project worksheets are placed into the
Emergency Services (EMS Fund 150)
Fund.
Motion by Commissioner'
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Driggers and carried to approve Ms.
Butler for full-time and administration
fees transfer.
The Board asked that Chad keep
them informed with the FEMA
tracking.
Joey Lander discussed impact
fees. He stated it is going to hit every
person and family because you can not
discriminate.' It has been proven that a
100 unit sub-division creates more
impact than a condo with 100 units.
Right now is costs a new Cross City
unit $1,125 to hook up to sewer.
Commissioner Lamb commented;
that we can't continue to do what we'
are doing now and give away thee
services. The Board agreed.
Chad informed the Board that he'
is expecting a nexus from another
county. We have to pass an ordinance
including the impact fee figures".' It.
will be published by title one time and
in full one time.
Commissioner Valentirine
commented that the 500 unit condo if
Jena has already sold out and hasn't
even been built. All impact fees are
lost on this project; except current
levels.
Mr. Lander stated that all
Commissioners need to be prepared to
take heat 'from some Dixie County,
residents.
Motion by Commissioner Land,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried for the attorney to go ahead
with the process.
JOE HUBERT ALLEN. CLERK
OF CLERK
A-ction Item: A letter from,
Meridian Behavioral HealthCare, Inc.
requesting to re-appoint Sinoma
Brown, current Dixie County
Representative, to a new three-year
term as Dixie County Representative
on their Board effective July 1, 2005
and ending June 30, 2008. "Ms.
Brown has been of tremendous value
to Meridian's agency, its staff, and the
citizens we serve".
The Board approved unanimously
to re-appoint Ms. Brown as the Dixie
County Representative;
B-Action Item: A letter from the
Florida Department of Revenue
regarding the 1% Infrastructure Tax
was presented. Bruce Williams,
Finance & Accounting Director, states
in the letter that this -tax is governed by
an Interlocal Agreement with
Horseshoe Beach and, the Town of
Cross City which states that all funds
collected are paid directly to the
County. Mr. Williams is requesting a
letter from the Board stating that the
cities understand they waive their right
to share in the distribution as provided
in Section 212.055(3), F.S. -
Joey Lander, County Attorney,
agreed earlier in the meeting to take
care of this.
C-Action Item: Three copies of
the Reimbursement Agreement to
resurface CR351A South from CR351
to CR351 in Dixie County between the
FDOT and Dixie County was received
from Katrina Sadler, FDOT, and
presented to the Board for approval.
The FDOT agrees to fund the project
in the amount of $415,342 and DC
will agree to be responsible for bearing
all expenses in excess of this amount.
They request that a resolution be
adopted and a certified copy be
attached to each copy of the
agreement. Need approval of the
Agreement and Resolution. "
Arthur Bellot stated earlier that the
agreement has a description error ind
it will be re-submitted at a later-date
for approval. ,
D-eAction Item: Memorandum
from Cindy Dey, Finance Officer,
regarding DEP Letter of Noh-
compliance presented to the Board.
There needs to be $78,000 transferred
to Dixie County Central Landfill and
$16,000 transferred to Dixie County C
& D Landfill in order to meet the
minimum funding requirements as
explained in the letter from Frank
Hombrook, DEP. A copy of the DEP
letter and Davis, Monk & Co. audit
were attached. Need approval of these
transfers.
Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Driggers and carried to approve the
transfers.
E-[Information ItemI: Capital City
Bank Line-of-Credit for SHIP Housing
update. Copy provided.
F-jinformation Item!: Legislative
Report dated May 3, 2005 from the
Florida Association of Court
Clerks/Comptroller Office reports that
Dixie County will receive an additional


$250,000 for renovations and repairs
to court facilities.
G-lInformation Item!: The Clers
Financial Status Report dated March
2005 presented to the Board.
H-l1nformation Iteml: Cross Ci
Airport Runway 22/Drainag
Improvements/Layout Plan Budge
Report Update presented.
I-linformation Item!: The Floild
Department of Health submitted th
Activities and Expenditures Report f
the Dixie County Health Departm6
for the period of 10/1/04 12/31/
and 10/1/04 03/31/05.



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Memorial Day Celebrated


Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 16, 2005 Page 15


With Tri-County Residents
By Bonnie Wilson
Tri County Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, a non-profit organization, celebrated
Memorial Day with their residents on Friday, May 27th. A seafood feast delighted and tantalized the
taste buds, enticing many residents for an outside celebration on the facility grounds. There is nothing
that beats Florida sunshine and fresh air to motivate the residents' spirit, body and soul, not to mention
fueling the appetite. p a ... ;
'The menu, planned by .-.. .: .
Activity Director Barbara
Chumney and Dietary Manager .,
Carmen Quigley, was approved.
by the residents. The feast, r '-
consisted of oysters, shrimp, clam ,
chowder, coleslaw, and baked -
beans. A lemon meringue pie was .- t.
standing by for those who had '
room for it. .-
;Each resident who -,
participated in this event was k .
eagerly served by the Department
Heads that gladly gave of their ,,
tinfe to make this festivity an The residents of Tri County Nursing Home enjoy a little sunshine,
exfra special day for the residents. food, and fresh air during the Memorial Day Holiday weekend.
.Tri County Nursing Home is
located about 6 miles from Trenton on SR 26, near Fanning Springs. Our motto has always been
"Neighbors Helping Neighbors." Should you need our help for yourself or your loved one please stop
by our office for a tour or call us at 352-463-1222. You'll be glad you did.


Fancy That!


FRANK BUSSARD
Home: (352) 542-9878
Cell: (352) 356-1996


BRACK CHILDERS
Home (352) 498-0832
Cell: (352) 356-3169


FACC Hosts Representative

Stansel's Legislative Update
Lake City Community College (LCCC) chapter of Florida
Association of Community Colleges (FACC) hosted Rep. Dwight
Stansel's Legislative Update on Tuesday, May 31 in the LCCC
Administrative Board Room.


Pictured L-R: Mike McKee, Executive Director of Media &
Community Information, Rep. Dwight Stansel, and France Ash,
President FACC.
Stansel, who was recently elected as the chairman of the House
Agriculture Committee, stated that this last session was a good
session with more than 300 bills passing with a budget of $64.7
billion being spent.
He stated that there are 2.7 million K-12 students in the state of
Florida and that education from Pre K-12 were the recipients of
$27.6 billion of the budget spent. LCCC received $5 million in
Public Education Capital Outlay (PECO) funds for remodeling and
renovating of the classrooms on campus.
There was a question and answer session following with
refreshments served to those in attendance.


Gillis Graduates

From Army

AIT Course
Army National Guard Pvt.
Anthony B. Gillis has'
graduated from the Light-
Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic
Advanced Individual Training
(AIT) course at Aberdeen'
'Proving Ground, Aberdeen,'
Md.
The course is designed to
train soldiers to perform unit
maintenance and recovery
operations on gasoline and
diesel fueled light-wheeled
vehicles, including prime
movers designated as five-ton
or less and their associated
trailers, and associated items.
Soldiers were trained, to;
perform maintenance. and
recovery operations on track
and heavy-wheeled vehicles;
and on material handling,
equipment; maintain power
assisted brake systems, vehicle
suspension systems, wheel/hub
assemblies, mechanical steering.
systems, hydraulic power,
steering systems, and crane/
hoist/winch assemblies.
The private is a"' 1990
graduate of Taylor Conity'
High School, Perry, Fla.


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Lake City Community
College Business Student Trisha
Fancy, proudly sports the LCCC
school placard during the Parade
of Champions at the Students in
Free Enterprise (SIFE) National
Competition last week in Kansas.
Cio, MO.
1" The LCCC SIFE team placed
as-first-runner up in their league
for two-year colleges. The LCCC
team has won the southeastern
U.S. Regionals for six
consecutive years.

Legion Post 383

To Honor Fathers
The Auxiliary Unit of
American Legion Post 383,
Old Town, will be serving
Father's Day dinner on June
19th, from 2-4 PM. Post. Dads
:eat free. We invite all eligible
veterans and their families to
join, information' on
membership requirements is
,available by stopping by the
Post or calling 542-2021.
Post 383 will be operating
a concession stand at the 4th of
.J4y mud bog at Ocean Pond,
"offering burgers, dogs, drinks,
anid more. Our Post offers
musical entertainment every
.weekend, and Karaoke with
Jerry and Terri every Tuesday
and Friday from 7-1 1pm.
Also, every, second
,tu~rday of .the month is a
,party for all the birthdays that
,month, with karaoke from 2-
6pm. Donations of covered
'dishes to pass are appreciated
,blut not required, so members,
.bring a friend and enjoy the
'celebration!
For God and Country
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 16, 2005


LEGAL NOTICE


LEGAL NOTICE


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

CASE NO. 00-0202-CA

DORETHA DEVEER
Plaintiff

vs

LOWELL SKIDMORE
Defendant

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
27th day of May, 2005, and entered in
Case No. 00-0202-CA of the Circuit Court
of the third Judicial Circuit in and for Dixie
County, Florida, wherein DORETHA
DEVEER is the Plaintiff and LOWELL
SKIDMORE is the Defendant. I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at the
FRONT DOOR OF THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF THE DIXIE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 150 NE CEDAR STREET,
CROSS CITY, FL at 11:00 a.m. on the 23rd
day of June, 2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:

Commence at the NE corner of W 1/2 of
SW 1/4 of Section 18, Township 8S.
Range 14 E and run S 88D 37' 38" W.
along the North forty line of 331.14 feet to
an iron pin, then run S 01D 24' 18" E a
distance of 182.22 feet to the P.O. B. From
said P.O.B. continue S 01D 24' 18" E a
distance of 84.58 feet.. Then run S 88D 52'
03" W a distance of 20 feet, then run S
01D 24' 18" E. a distance of 262.90 feet to
the North line of County Road, then'run N
88D 48' 30" E along the North line of
County road a distance of 40 feet, then
run N 01D 24'' 18" W a distance of 347.44
feet. Then run S 88D 48' 30" W a distance
of 20 feet back to the P.O. B. Also
described as Lot 16 of an unrecorded
.plat. Subject to all valid easement,
restrictions and reservation of record.

in accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
persons who, because of their disabilities,
,need special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding, should
contact Jerry Prater, at (352) 498-1246 or
(V) 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or Florida
Relay Service at 150 NE CEDAR STREET,
.CROSS CITY, FL 32628 prior to such
proceeding

DATED this 6th day of June, 2005
JOE HUBERT ALLEN
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Virginia Cobb, Deputy Clerk
'24-25
LEGAL NOTICE

.! IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 05-0047-CP
Division: Probate

IN RE: ESTATE OF

CARRIE ANDERSON DANIELS

Deceased.

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the estate of Carrie
Anderson Daniels, deceased, File Number
05-0047-CP, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Dixie County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 150 NE
Cedar Street, 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:
%r. -
-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
"HE 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 June 9, 2005.

:.Personal Representative:
.7Sallye Daniels
: '49 NE 216th Avenue
- Cross City, Florida 32628

Attorney for Personal Representative:
: Joseph T. Lander, Attorney
' Florida Bar No. 0113557


P.O. Box 2007
! Cross City, Florida 32628-2007
- Telephone: (352) 498-3900.
' 24-25



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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 05-0048-CP
Division: Probate

IN RE: ESTATE OF

ALONZO LEWIS

Deceased.

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)

The administration of the estate of Alonzo
Lewis, deceased, is pending in the Circuit
Court for DIXIE County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is P.O Box
1206, Cross City, Florida 32628. The
estate is testate and the date of the
decedent's Will and any Codicils are Last
Will and Testament dated December 10,
1999. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.

Any interested person on whom a copy of
the notice of administration is served must
object to the validity of the will (or any
codicil), qualifications of the personal
representatives, venue, or jurisdiction of
the court, by filing a petition or other
pleading requesting relief in accordance
with the Florida Probate Rules, WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THE NOTICE ON THE
OBJECTING. PERSON, OR THOSE
OBJECTIONS ARE FOREVER BARRED.

Any person entitle to exempt property is
required to file a petition for determination
of exempt property WITHIN THE TIME
PROVIDED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO
EXEMPT PROPERTY IS DEEMED WAIVED.
Any person entitled to elective share is
required to file an election to take elective
share WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY
LAW.

Date of first publication: June 9, 2005.

Winford Lester Lewis
Laura Battles Head
Jerry Vinson Lewis
Petitioners
Personal Representatives

Ray E. Thomas, Jr.
Attorney for Petitioners
Florida Bar No; 0978205
Post Office Box 39
3259 West Bryant Avenue
Bell, Florida 32619
Telephone: (352) 463-0077
Attorney for Personal Representative
24-25


LEGAL NOTICE


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 05-0048-CP
Division: Probate

IN RE: ESTATE OF

ALONZO LEWIS

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of Alonzo
Lewis, deceased, whose date of death
was January 18, 2003, is pending in the
Circuit Court for DIXIE County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is
P.O Box 1206, Cross City, Florida 32628.
The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.

All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a copy
of this notice is required to be served must
file their claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF ACOPY 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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

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

Date of first publication: June 9, 2005.

Winford Lester Lewis
Laura Battles Head
Jerry Vinson Lewis
Petitioners
Personal Representatives

Ray E. Thomas, Jr.
Attorney for Petitioners
Florida Bar No. 0978205
Post Office Box 39
3259 West Bryant Avenue
Bell, Florida 32619
Telephone: (352) 463-0077
Attorney for Personal Representative
24-25

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

R. P. TEDDER
TAX DEED 20
P.O. BOX 1879
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


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NOTICES


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

R. P. TEDDER
TAX DEED 25
P.O. BOX 1879
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.: 25
May 29, 2003

Description of Property:

Parcel No.
01-11-13-6778-160E-0180

Lot 18, BILLS ACRES, an unrecorded plat.
Said property being located in Section 01,
Township 11 South, Range 13 East.

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED
*Raymond c. McDermott
105 145th Avenue East, Madeira Beach,
FL 33708

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 I
such certificate- shall be sold tthe
highestiL bidder at. th DLixie. County
Courthouse on July 12th. 2005 at 11:00
AM.

Dated this June 6, 2005
Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
By: Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk
24-27

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

R. P. TEDDER
TAX DEED 26
P.O. BOX 1879
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.: 26
May 29, 2003

Description of Property:

Parcel No.
01-11-13-6778-160E-0190

Lot 19, BILLS ACRES, an unrecorded plat.
Said property being located in Section 01,
Township 11 South, Range 13 East.


and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:

Certificate No.: 20
May 29, 2003

Description of Property:

Parcel No.
01-11-13-6778-160E-0050

Lots 5 & 6, BILLS ACRES, an unrecorded
plat. Said property being located in
Section 01, Township 11 South, Range 13
East.

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED
*Raymond c. McDermott
105 145th Avenue East, Madeira Beach,
FL 33708

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 July 12th. 2005 at 11:00
A.M.

Dated this June 6, 2005
Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
By: Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk
24-27

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

R. P. TEDDER
TAX DEED 19
P.O. BOX 1879
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.: 19
May 29, 2003

Description of Property:

Parcel No.
01-11-13-6778-160E-0190

Lot A, BILLS ACRES, an unrecorded plat.
Said property being located in Section 01,
Township 11 South, Range 13 East.

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED
*Raymond c. McDermott
105 145th Avenue East, Madeira Beach,
FL 33708

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 July 12th. 2005 at 11:00
A.M.

Dated this June 6, 2005
Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
By: Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk
24-27


LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 05-0043-CP
Division! Probate

IN RE: ESTATE OF

MARTHETTA LANDRUM
Deceased.

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the estate of
Marthetta Landrum, deceased, File
Number 05-0043-CP, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Dixie County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is
P.O. Box 1206 Cross City, Florida 32628.
The names and addresses of the personal
representative and thd 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 ACOPY 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 June 16, 2005.

Personal Representative:
Lloyd L. Landrum
190 NE 165th Ave.
Cross City, Florida 32628

Attorney for Personal Representative:
Joseph-T. Lander, Attorney
Florida Bar No. 0113557
P.O. Box 2007
Cross City, Florida 32628-2007
Telephone: (352) 498-3900.
25-26


*Raymond c.-McDermott
105 145th Avenue East, Madeira Beach,
FL 33708

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 July 12th. 2005 at 11:00
A.M.

Dated this June 6, 2005
Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
By: Caria B. Downing, Deputy Clerk
24-27



LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DFED

J M. MCKINNEY, JR.
TAX DEED 549
P.O.E. Box 790
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.: 549
May 23, 2002

Description of Property:

Parcel No.
35-09-13-4498-OOOA-0220

Lot 22, Block A, SUWANNEE OAK FOREST
Subdivision- recorded at Plat Book 1, Page
176, in the public records of Dixie County,
Florida. Said property being located in
Section 35,. Township 9 South, Range 13
East..
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED
*Estate of Geraldine M. Eubanks, Todd E.
Eubanks, a married person, Margaret A
Ballon, a married person, Arthur R.
Thornton, a single person, 1018 Carew
Avenue, Orlando, FL 32804.
*Estate of Geraldine M Eubanks, Todd E
Eubanks, a married person, Margaret A
Ballon, a married person, Arthur R.
Thornton, a single person, 2606
Greenleaf Drive, Orlando, FL 32810
Estate of Geraldine M Eubanks, C/O Dave
W Eubanks, III, 10802 Grand Haven, San
Antonio, TAX 78239

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 bee sold to the.

highest bidder at the Dixie County
Courthouse on July 12th. 2005 at 11:00
A.M.

Dated this June 6, 2005
Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
By: Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk
24-27


LEGAL NOTICE

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

PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 05-0049-CP

IN RE: ESTATE OF

CHRISTOPHER ADDISON COMBS

Deceased.
/

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the Estate of
CHRISTOPHER ADDISON COMBS,
deceased, File Number 05-0049-CP, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Dixie
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O Box 1206, Cross
City, Florida 32628. The names and
addresses of the co-personal
representatives and the attorney co-
representatives are set forth below.

All creditors of the Decedent and other
persons having daims or demands
against Decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN' THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY (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, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.

Date of first publication: June 16, 2005.

Co-Personal Representatives
YVONNE COMBS
P.O. Box 1920
Old Town, FL 32680
DONGJACOMBS
2600 SW 10th Street
Ocala, FL 34474

Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives
Dawn M. Vallejos-Nichols, Esq.
AVERA & AVERA LLP
Florida Bar No. 0009891
P.O. Box 2519
Gainesville, FL 32602-2519
(352) 372-9999/FAX 375-2526
24-25
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, June 16, 2005


ho0pCLASSIFIEDian ave


MISCELLANEOUS
FOR SALE
TRENTON huge craft, fabric, & sewing
sale. Tons of bargains. 9 a.m. 3 p.m.,
June 17 & 18 at Donnie Bldg. comer
334 and 334A. Call (352) 493-2932.
24-25
ELECTRICAL- Variety of switch boxes,
couplings, pipe damps, spools of wire,
and a variety of electrical fittings all
brand new... half price or OBO for the lot.
Call Sid at 498-3312 (days) or 498-
2991.
ufn
BATHROOM SINKS Two oval
bathroom sinks, $10 each. Call Sid at
498-3312 (days) or 498-2991.
ufn
mKnLLRK BEEF
FREEZER BEEF $1.00 per pound, live
weight, plus slaughter, cut & wrapped.
Ray Hodges Evergreen Polled
Herefords, (352) 542-7135.
24-31
AUCTIONS
AUCTION: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays & Every
Saturday, 6 p.m., 3 miles south of Cross
City on Hwy. 19 at Old Drive In. Now
taking consignments. (352) 356-0721.
AB#2424, AU#2548.
"12-ufn
'FARM EQUIPMENT
FOR SALE 8x28 Gooseneck camper
trailer, stationary $1500.00; also 100
amp power pole, complete with breaker
*- $'175.00. Call (352) 498-8100, after 6
p.m.
25
HAY EQUIPMENT FOR SALE 2 years
old, excellent condition, only cut 110
acres, barn stored all year. Fella Tedder.
TH540T-$3.870; NH Rake-216 -
$12.330; NH Mower 1432 $16.740; NH
Round Baler 688 18,720, call (352)
375-6132 or (352) 472-3594.
23-27
CARS & TRUCKS
1999 DODGE DAKOTA club-cab,
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25-26
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PATENTED HAPPY JACK NOVATION
protective band: reduce flea, tick, &
mosquito borne disease on your dog
Sad household. LAND'S RANCH
SUPPLY (542-0820).
www.hapoyjackinc comn.
23-26
YARD SALES
YARD SALE Herring & Ridgeway,
Saturday, June 18, 8 a.m. Until? Located
next to Nuggett Store on US 19 in Cross
City.
25
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DRIVER WANTED Must have CDL,
-Excellent pay, Call 498-7628, 498-
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25 26
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.vocal, bass guitar' players needed for
local Steinhatchee Country/Rock Band.
. -.Must have experience, be dependable
and motivated. Call for more information
(352) 498-7820.
25-28
HELP WANTED Experienced,
energetic cook or chef wanted. Must be
reliable & have references. Call (352)
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25
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY The
SSuwannee River Resource
Conservation & Development Council is
seeking applicants to manage its farm
Equipment rental program in Gilchrist,
Levy counties. This position is a
Contractor to the RC & D Council and is
part time, with most of the work occurring
dgiring the months of October-January.
The equipment operator would be
responsible for keeping the equipment
secure, maintaining the equipment as
well as transporting and delivering
equipment to clients. Current equipment
consists of a no-till drill, to apply please
contact the RC & D office at (386) 364-
4278 or send a resume to: SRRC&D,
284 Court Street SE, Live Oak, FL
32064. Closing date is June 30, 2005 at
5:00 P.M.
24-27
JOB VACANCY Dixie District Schools.
Position: Dixie County School Board
Attbmey.
< nual Retainer Fee: $22,506.00.
I.Ib Description: Includes Collective
..Bargaining, Representative at all
: negotiations and hearings. Legal
services s not exceeding 80 hours. Any
ervlyices beyond that set forth above
;-l,,ich may be required of the Attorney by
,Ihe Board will be negotiated between
tife Attorney and the Board and paid for
:.by, the Board only upon specific
.uthorisation from the Board.
contact: Anne Engers, Personnel
SDirector, Dixie District Schools, P.O. Box
-B90, Cross City, Florida 32628, Phone
0352) 498-6149, FAX (352) 498-1308.
SQualifications: Florida Bar Member
experience : Preferred.
Term of Employment: Annual Contract
Aeplication Deadline: June 23, 2005
4:00 P.M.).
We Are An Affirmative Action/Equal
S Opportunity Employer
24-25
JOB VACANCY Dixie District Schools.
Position: Instructional Aide
dob Location; Ruth Rains Middle School
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College's Dixie County Center in Cross City.
Duties would include activating & monitoring
compressed video equipment, registering
students for classes marketing the College,
and all related activities. High School diploma
or equivalent, Associate degree preferred.
Computer literate. Salary $18, 669.00 plus
benefits.
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Application and position details available on
College website at: www lakecitycc edu
Inquiries: Human Resouces Development
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Lake City, FL 32025-2007
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E-Mail: boettcherq(SlIakecitvcc edu
Lake City Community College is accredited by
the Commission On Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education &
Employment

REAL ESTATE AGENTS & OFFICE HELP
- needed in 5 locations, from marion,
Levy, Dixie, Gilchrist, Columbia County
areas. Must have own reliable
transportation, cell phone, computer
and computer/office skills. Must be able
to work most weekends and holidays.
Your starting pay will be determined by
your- Real Estate knowledge. All
applications will be Broker only
confidential interviews. Send Resume to
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PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS $1,000.00
New Hire Bonus for experienced,
drivers. Call about dry bulk & Flatbed
positions at our Newberry terminal,
(866) 300-8759.
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coordinating the functions of the Federal
Family Education Student Loan Program.
Associate's degree preferred, with three years
record management experience. Salary
$20,583.00 annually, plus benefits.
Stores Clerk Independent clerical work.
Handle and process incoming and outgoing
mail receive and document shipments. High
School diploma or equivalent plus 1 year
clerical experience required. Ability to lift and
carry 45 pounds. Salary: $17,780.00 annually,
plus benefits.
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Vouchers Accepted. 1, 2 & 3 BR, HC and
non-HC accessible apartments. We pay
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preparations, (352) 463-0179.
21-33
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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JIM'S PRESSURE WASHING Homes,
mobiles, walks, etc., Over 20 years
experience. Very reasonable prices.
Call Me! Pastor Jim Hurst, (352) 498-
3023.
25-28
NEW MOWER & CHAINSAW PARTS:
Stihl, Husqvarna, Ayp, Murray, Sears,
MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin & Honda.
Blades for most mowers. BEAUCHAMP
SAW SHOP, (352) 493-4904.
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WEEKLY GARBAGE SERVICE -
for you $17.00 per month,
multiple billing options. Lic.
#2004-0437. Call (352) 213-9474.


STUMP GRINDING Licensed. Call Al,
542-0544.
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WELL DRILLING 2 inch & 4 inch well
drilling -Pump Sales, Repair & Service
*Water Conditioners, Iron Filters,
Sulphur Removal & Water Softeners
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BAD WATER? Iron-free's Own High
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REMODELING & ROOFING -
RR002126, RC 0026232. Call (352)
542-8592.
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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 corner stones -
$75.00. Call Dixie Monument Co., 542-
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Dixie County Board
of County
Commissioners May
5, 2005 Minutes

ARTHUR BELLOT, COUNTY.
COORDINATOR
Arthur Bellot appeared before the
Board and discussed an email he
received from Chris Doolin regarding
Florida's Fiscally Constrained
Counties. Mr. Doolin asks that if you
care about small counties, take the
time, and call your Senators and
Governor's office to ask them for
support of bill SB 2132 for Florida's
poorest counties.
Arthur discussed the resignation
of Charlene White from her position
with the Tri-County Soil and Water
Board. If we are not going to continue
to participate we need to let them
know, due to our funding. No action
taken.
The Jena Fire Station "contract for
labor" was discussed.
Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Driggers and carried to proceed to find
a contractor for labor. County will
furnish the materials to keep cost
down.
JOEY LANDER. COUNTY
ATTORNEY
Joey Lander came before the
Board and presented the preliminary
plat for Sawgrass Bluff Sub-division.
Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Driggers and carried to approve the
preliminary plat as presented.
Joey discussed the "Declaration of
Condominium" RV space issue that
Shelly Ross brought before the Board
earlier in the meeting.
Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Land and carried to table the matter;
COMMISSIONER ITEMS
Commissioner Land informed the
Board that he received a call from
Mary Cannon that people are diving
off the county docks into, the river.
This needs to be looked into. : :
These docks were put in for easier
access for boats; if they are moved the
county will. have to pay back. the
money.
Commissioner Lamb informed the
Board that he has a SHIP house in his
district that the contractor has been
paid $41,550 and he has not touched it
in several weeks. The property owner
is living in a camper until it is
completed. Commissioner Lamb
stated that he is not pleased with the
situation.
Commissioner Hays stated that he
had told the contractor not to work on
Sthe house until the county found out if
we were going to receive the rest of the
funds.
Commissioner Lamb stated that he
has been paid for this house and it was
not right for him to stop.
After further discussion, Mr. Dick
Edwards is to get with the contractor
and handle the matter.
Commissioner Lamb asked for
Arthur Bellot to, follow, up, .on the
situation. "'"
VOUCHERS APPROVED
Vendor 10783 10904
Payroll 10428 10528
ADJOURN
The meeting adjourned at 6:00
PM.
Marcus A. Hays, Chairman & Joe
Hubert Allen, Clerk of Court
Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk
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DI-xie Coia]jty


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This week we took a piece of Dixie to our nation's capital city,
Washington DC for our "Sightings" via the Anderson Elementary
iSchool Safety Patrol.


Happy Father's Pay
Today Is Your Day.
The Day For You To Shine.
The Day For You
To Be Recognized.
Let's Go To Hooters!!!
Love,
Sam Bryan


HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!
Raising a girl takes two parents: a. Mom to
show her how to be a woman. A Dad to show
her how to be independent. A Dad's job is to
make his daughter courageous, fearless, to
make her feel beautiful, to give her a sense of
adventure, to make her feel secure and
confident The relationship between a Dad &
his daughter is very simple. She will love her
father & trust him completely forever.
Because he's her first love, her first hero. The
first man in her life.
-. Daddy, You are a very important part of my
life. You have always been there for me &
have taught me many things. I want to thank
you for making me feel like the luckiest girl in the world!
Happy Father's Day!
I Love You, Laci


Thank you for being the
Best Paddy and Husband
anyone could ever ask
for. We love you with all
of our hearts!
Happy Father's Day
Lolly, Will 6 Whit


THE BUCK STOPS HERE!
Happy Father's Day -
Papal
IL Love, Sam Bryan


Happy 1st
Father's Day!
Paddy, I Love You With All
My Heart! I'm so proud of
you for all your You are a man of many
accomplishments. talents, but most of all
Happy 1st Father's Day to the talents, but most of all
Best Pad in the world. you are our everyday
Love, hero! We Love You,
Your Little Buddy, Katelyn Holly, C.J. & Caden


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On May 9th Anderson Elementary School's Safety Patrol Unit flew to Washington, DC. During their 4-day
tour, Congressman Allen Boyd personally met with the students and treated them and their parents to a staff led
'Tour of the Capital'. The entire week was filled with constant learning experiences about our country and its
history, as the students visited such places as Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian Museums, the
Holocausts Museum, and memorials such as Lincoln, WWII, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Korean War, &
Vietnam...and these only name just a few of the places that were visited.
These students and parents would like to thank: Parent Liaison, Jodie Spurlin, for her hard work and
dedication to coordinating this trip and arranging the many fundraisers to make the trip possible; all members
of pur standing and supportive community for your many donations and support of our fundraisers; and to
Congressman Allen Boyd for taking time our of his very busy schedule to meet with the AES Safety Patrol
and providing a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience.
The Dixie County Advocate is actively seeking unique information for the Dixie Sightings column. Call
or send your Sightings in Dixie County, to (352) 498-3312 or email the picture and information to
news('aadvocate.net.


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Like patriotic Americans everw-\there. Dix.ie Counr
responded to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor by
enlisting our finesti in our counirv 's service
.,lpproximatell 865 en and womenfrom, our small
North Florida County served in this conflict.
A young Dixie County man named Thaddeus Parker was one
of the first to give his life in our nation's service. Parker was a
Navy enlisted man, whose heroism was honored when the
Navy named a destroyer escort after him.

Cross City Airport, one of the best installations of its kind
to be found in a small, rural county. Got its start in World War
II as an Army Air Corps Training Facility.
Some of the pilots and crewmen later returned and made
their home in Dixie County.

Like Veterans everywhere, those from Dixie County were
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