Dixie County advocate
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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: July 28, 2005
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Cross City (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Dixie County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Dixie -- Cross City
Coordinates: 29.635278 x -83.124722 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922?
General Note: Publisher: Skipper K. Jones, <1994>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 24, no. 15 (Oct. 10, 1946).
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Dixie Sighting.........16
Right To The Point....2
Buddy Martin............9
Band Music Camp....9
Mr. Wilbur's Trip.....18
Back To School Bash...7
Race Winner........8
Unemployment Help...5
Dixie Youth Fooball....9

i t awfttp 1Meetings &
Events ............... 4
Religion ....... 6 & 7
Sports.........8 & 9
Legals ............. 16

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...In The Suwannee River Valley at.......CROSS CITY, FLORIDA
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Sheriffs Drug Unit Makes Multiple Arrests
On Wednesday, July 20th Dixie County the buy and several small green plastic bags. In
Sheriffs Office Drug Unit along with Dixie total, approximately 40 grams of marijuana and
County Sheriffs Office (DCSO) Deputy Jaime approximately 9 grams of mixed hard and
King initiated a traffic stop for unlawful powder cocaine, all individually packaged were
speeding. Once stopped, Reco Alstayo Davis of seized.
Cross City fled from vehicle and jumped the Miranda Watkins was arrested for the sale of
cocaine (principle Ist degree)
and transported to the Dixie
a t 2County Jail. Mario Watkins
S. .i a was charged with the sale of
cocaine, possession +20 ranms
of marijuana (w/intent to sell i.
approximately 40 gra ms.
Sn p o of possession of cocaine (.; intent
to sell) approximately 9 grams
and introduction contraband
into the County Jail.
SInvestigators found and
recovered a total of 12 grams
of cocaine, 40 grams of
marijuana,. and $2,447.97 in
S "Also on July 21st, the
Pictured above are confiscated drugs and monies from several drug Sheriff's Drug Unit and DCSO
-busts this past week. Deputy Andy Everett initiated
a traffic stop for a blown
Tence to Evergreen Farms. He was captured taillight on SR 55 at Pinner Road. The driver,
approximately 200 yards from the entry gate. Ashley Brian Teague of Cross-City and his
Deputies found and recovered approximately 4 vehicle, a 1990 Buick 4-door car was searched.
grams of cocaine at the scene and $445.00 in The defendant was found to fiave in his
cash from the defendant. possession a plastic baggie containing
Davis was charged with resisting an officer approximately 4 grams of cocaine. Teague was
w/o violence,, possession of controlled substance arrested and transported to the Dixie County Jail
(cocaine, and warrant violation of probation- where he was charged with possession (cocaine I
possession of controlled substance. of controlled substance, 1 count.
On Thursday, July 21st, Dixie County Continuing their fight against drugs in Diie
Sheriffs Office Drug Unit observed a County, the Drug Unit went to the home of
Confidential Informanint (CI) make a drug buy at Alice Dean of Cross City 6io the 21st of JulN.
Hitchcock's Foodway in Old Town from Mario After giving consent for officers to search her
Antonio \%atkins ofChiefland, Florida. home, investigators found and secured -20
Watkins w ife, Miranda Watkins had driven grams of marijuana, and approximately 2 grams
him. to work and became a suspect herself. of cocaine. Dean was arrested and lran ported to
After she left Hitchcock's officers initiated a the Dixie County Jail where she as charged
traffic stop approximately three miles north of with possession -20 grams of marijuana and
.Old Town on SR 55. A search of the vehicle and possession of cocaine.

occupants lead to the discovery of cash used in

Suibmiittd hb ith DCSO

Both City & County To Benefit

From FRDAP Monies
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
Last Wednesday, July 20th, Representative Will Kendrick brought two checks, one for the City of
Cross City and one to Dixie County officials. The checks, each in the amount of $200,000.00, are grant
monies from the Florida Recreational Development Assistants Program (FRDAP), spared by recent
cuts from the State's budget.

Pictured from left, Judy Wells, Buddy Lamb, Diane Langston, Marcus Hays, Rep. Will
Kendrick, John Driggers, James Valentine and Warden David Farcus.

Class of 2005 Leaves Their

Paw Print" In Bear Country

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From left, Judy Wells, Diane Langston, Clay Lockler, Kay Harden, Marcellus Dawson, Herbert'
Hurst, Rep. Will Kendrick, Angie Bush, Warden David Farcus, Dot Smith and Mike Cassidy. .
The County will use their grant for Phase II of the Roy Ward Little League Complex project..
They will be adding more fencing, lights and a soccer/multi purpose field. Last year the complex'
received an upgraded concession/storage building, lights, playground equipment and an additional
baseball field.
See "FRDAP," continued page 5

AES Anchors Have New

Principals At The Helm
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
Students and staff at Anderson Elementary School will start the
2005-2006 school year with a new principal and assistant principal
at the helm, both ten year veterans of the Dixie District School
system, and are ready to face the challenges that may lay ahead.

:Pctured left to right Kris Keen-Class President, Klint Cooper, Casey McKinney-Class Treasurer, and Christy
.Keen-Class Sponsor.
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
While school staff prepare for the 2005-2006 school year, the Class of 2005 delivered their
legacy to their Alma Mater's campus this past Saturday, July 23rd. School officials, coaches,
members of the graduating class and even future Bears were on hand as a 2-ton concrete bear was
'delivered and placed on the Dixie County High School pavilion behind the main building.
Class Sponsor, Christy Keen stated that she was proud of the 2005 class, whom she sponsored
:since 9th grade. "They really wanted to make a big impact, do something unique," she stated, and
they did. The money used to purchase the sculpture came from years of fundraisers.
Once they made their mind up on just what they were going to do they began looking for an
artist. A local resident recommended T.L. Neil of Homosassa to the class. Neil has earned a
reputation for his creations and was thrilled to be able to help the graduates, even giving them a
break on the price. It took Neil and his son, T.J., Jr. about two months to complete the project.
See "PAW PRINT", continued page 5

Left to right are Denee Butler AES Principal and Mike Thomas AES
Assistant Principal.
Denee Butler Hurst was promoted to Principal after serving as
Assistant Principal at AES the past two years. She began her
career in teaching after receiving her BA at the University of
Florida and Masters at Florida A & M University. Her first
teaching job was at AES before moving over to Ruth Rains Middle
School and then to Old Town Elementary where she was the acting
Assistant Principal for four years.
Butler is a Dixie County native. She and husband, Lane are the
proud parents of two children, Kailee and Shelton who both attend
AES. See, "PRINCIPALS", continued page 5




By Terri Langford Staff Writer
Last week county officials
got the good news that Dixie
has been added to the Federal
Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) funds due to
damages caused by Hurricane
Dennis. Individual Assistance
will also be available to
residents and businesses who
suffered damage as well.
Inspectors from FEMA will
be traveling throughout the
county, assessing damage
caused from the early ;July
storm. County officials are
focusing on beach erosion at
Shired Island, road erosion iA
Horseshoe Beach, as well as
the Willie Locke and Bowlegs
Mainlines. Damage to the
clam nursery in Horseshoe
Beach also is a priority for
Dixie officials.
In addition to Hurricane
Dennis, Dixie has sustained a
good deal of road erosion
throughout the county due:to
the flooding of the Suwamiee
and Steinhatchee Rivers. Fears-
of continued flooding are on
the minds of residents closest *
See, "FEMA," cont. pg. :



Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, July 28, 2005

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Jerry Prater I

Lighten up, Ann
Syndicated columnist Ann Coulter appears to be upset over
resident Bush's nomination of John Roberts to replace Sandra
)ay O'Connor on the Supreme Court.. referring to Roberts in a
recent column as a "stealth nominee."
| I guess that means %%e don't know much about him. Actually, I
funk most of us know little, if anything, about Supreme Court
candidates until they're nominated and the opinions start getting
exchanged in the Senate and the media; but Ann insists that,
fStealth nominees have never turned out to be a pleasant surprise
for conservatives. Never. Not ever."
4 Really. What about Antonin Scalia, nominated by President
Reagan in 1986 to replace William Rehnquist, who Reagan had
nominated to be Chief Justice? There was some flap about
fehnquist, who was already on the Supreme Court; but Scalia,
$vho was on the U.S. .Court of Appeals for Washington,
b.C.-where John Roberts currently serves-got minimal
scrutiny, followed by unanimous approval from the Senate. With
liberals already grousing about Rehnquist's'conservatism, don't
you suppose there would have been some serious opposition to
Scalia, had they been fully aware of his judicial philosophy? And
couldn'tt this qualify Antonin Scalia, arguably the most
conservative voice on today's Supreme Court, as a "stealth
SIf I may be forgiven for raising the race issue, let me point out
1hat Clarence Thomas wouldn't have won approval if he had been
'White. Liberal senators didn't like Thomas because he was
conservative and they knew it; but enough of them were afraid of
voting against a black candidate to replace Thurgood Marshall,
the nation's first black Supreme Court justice, that Thomas
squeaked through on a narrow 52-48 vote. The point here is that
Senate liberals were aware of Thomas' conservative leanings, but
were obviously out to lunch when Scalia was being considered
The fact is that in recent years it has been like pulling teeth to
get an established conservative through the Senate confirmation
,process. Robert Bork, who was eminently qualified, but who had a
-tighly-visible track record, got shot down by the liberals who
controlled the Senate at the time, led by that paragon of virtue,
eMassachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy.
A criticism of John Roberts that I'm prepared to stand on its
head. has to do with the fact that, in 1995, he argued pro bono on
behalf of a category of the neediest welfare recipients against a
policy that would have arbitrarily terminated their benefits. The
"whole idea of term-limiting welfare benefits was to get the able-
tbodied back to work so that those who actually couldn't work
,could retain their benefits without bankrupting the system. A
liberal would more likely have been fighting to keep the
freeloaders on the dole.
i Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has indicated that she could
!support Roberts' nomination, but that's actually not surprising.
:Hillary is making an all-out effort to cast herself as a "moderate"
kin anticipation of her campaign for the presidency in 2008.
Interestingly, Roberts' nomination has also been endorsed by
,West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd, and for reasons that would
,sound good to any conservative. Perhaps Byrd feels that he, too,
needs a more moderate image, and who could argue with that?
; The fact is that a Supreme Court appointment always involves
a risk. As Ann pointed out, certain liberal groups objected to
4David Souter, Anthony Kennedy and Sandra Day O'Connor on
.the basis of their alleged conservatism. Chances are, they won't
like John Roberts at this point, either, but that doesn't mean he'll
morph into a flower child if and when he gets on the Big Bench.
v President Bush said he wanted to appoint strict-construction-
iists to the Supreme Court. That means judges who will base their
,opinions on the Constitution, not what's fashionable in the
socialist citadels of Europe. Let's just hope he did his homework
,before nominating John Roberts.

Cross City Accidents
By Chris Cole-Staff Writer
On July 17, 2005 at approximately 9:34PM a 1999 Ford pickup
truck, driven by Scott Randolph of Queen Valley, Arizona was
pulling into the Carriage Inn Motel to rent a room, when the trailer
attached to the back of his truck hit the over hang on the building,
causing damage to the gutter, eve drip and some shingles. As of
press time the actual amount of damage was not known.
On July 23, 2005, while on routine patrol, Cross City Police
Officer John Simmons observed a white 1989 4-door Chevy with
no tag attached. Officer Simmons stopped the vehicle on Leon
Street, and found that the driver, 19 year old Paul Ohara had a
suspended license. Ohara was issued a notice to appear in court.
On July 23, 2005, at 12:42PM a 2000 Dodge Truck, driven by
Karlene Ann Merchant, of Stienhatchee, Fl. was backing out of the
Dairy Queen parking lot in Cross City, Fl. and struck a 2000
Mitsubishi, driven by Crystal Elaine Braswell of Old Town Fl.
Cross City Police Officer, John Simmons responded quickly to the
accident. Simmons gathered evidence and determined Merchant to
be at fault for failure to yield right of way. No charges have been
filed as of press time.

Letter To The Editor
Saturday, June 25, 2005
To Whom It May Concern:
On Thursday, June 23, 2005, I attended the Tri-County GED
Graduation Ceremony at the Trenton High School Auditorium. I
am writing this letter because I was shamefully disappointed with
the lack of organization and inconsiderateness that was shown
toward the graduates.
First, I would like to say that this was an extremely important
and significant event for the people that were graduating. Each
graduate had worked excruciatingly and diligently hard to get to
the position that they were in that night. This was their special
night, and they should have been given a graduation ceremony
equally prepared for, and fashioned, as for any other high school
I particularly disappointed by the speech that was given by the
Assistant Superintendent of the Gilchrist County Schools, Dr.
James Surrency. Not only was he ill prepared to give a
presentation, but he also portrayed a lack of interest in the
significance of the occasion. He revealed his feelings toward, the
graduates almost as if they were receiving their GED because they
were not adequately literate to graduate from High School. He
proceeded to dwell on the subject of the Gilchrist County School
system and the progress they have made. Don't get me wrong, the
improvements he spoke of were very impressive, nonetheless, they
were irrelevantly insignificant to the occasion.
These graduates were also from Dixie and Levy County, but
Dr. Surrency never mentioned anything about the other counties or
even acknowledged them.
Dr. Surrency spoke to the graduates as if they were all High
School drop outs. That was not the case. I am unsure to the
reasons of why each graduate chose to obtain their GED as
opposed to their High School Diploma, but I did have the
opportunity to speak with a few of the graduates and I was
impressed with some of their reasons.
One lady that 'graduated was sixty-three years old. She -had to
drop out of High School to assist her family by acquiring an
income and helping to raise her younger siblings. When she was
forced into quitting school she made a goal for herself; she wanted
to get her GED. She said, "It's taken me 45 years, but I'm finally
Another lady was thirty-three years old and had five children.
She said that she wanted to get her GED so that she could further
her education to achieve a better job position and be an example to
her children.
One particular young lady had been home schooled and was
receiving her GED because to have graduated through a private
home schooling association would d have cost approximately
$2,000.00. She was eighteen years old and had already completed
thirty-three credits at Lake City Community through the Dual
Enrollment Program and had a 4.0 GPA.
These graduates are not illiterate or uneducated. They deserve
to be treated the same as any other graduate from High School.
A possible improvement could be made by having a former
GED graduate give the presentation speech. Also, allowing the
graduates to speak would give people an opportunity to see that
there are other reasons for taking the GED. Maybe this would help
to remove the stigma that has been placed on the GED.
Arnold Hall

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Sheriff's Office Dixie County.

Collecting Cell

The Dixie County Sheriffs
Office Victim Advocate
Program is currently collecting
cell phones. The phones will
be used for victims and elderly
to call 911 in emergency
situations. Please donate any
old or used cell phones to this
worthy cause. The phones will
be programmed by R.M.S.
Communications with batteries
,and chargers before they are
given to a victim or the
Phones may be dropped off
at the Sheriffs Office or given
to Tammie Barber at the Dixie
County Jail. For more
information you may call 498-

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JULY 18 ;
VOP Escape, Habitual Offender.
VOP Grand Theft
Months State Bed.
VOP Grand Theft.
23, DUI.
Battery, Domestic Violence.
DAVIS, RECO, 20, Resisting Officer
Without Violence, Possession
Controlled Substance (Cocaine),
VOP Possession Controlled
Substance Alachua Co., FTA -
DWLS/R/R Levy Co.
TEAGUE, ASHLEY, 21, Possession
Of Controlled Substance (Cocaine). '
Battery (Leon Co.).
WATKINS, MARIO, 27, Sale of
Cocaine, Possession +20Grams
Marijuana With Intent To Sell, .
Possession Cocaine With Intent to
Sell, Introduction of Contraband.
Cocaine, (Principle 1st Degree).
DEAN, ALICE, 40, Possession -20
Grams Cannabis, Possession
Controlled Substance (Cocaine).
Detox Bed.
DWLS/R/R, Possession Cocaine
With Intent To Sell Within 1000 Ft. of
Place of Worship.
Cocaine Within 1000' Of
Convenience Store.
JUVENILE, 17, Battery (Domestic
CRAWFORD, GARY, 19, Battery- ,
Domestic Violence.
39, DUI, Warrant Non-Support Palm
Beach, Co.
PATE, ARTHUR L., 30,22Months
In State Bed. -
Open Container, Obstruction By
Disguise, DWLS/R/R, VOP -
Attaching Tag Not
Assigned/Disorderly Intoxication.
BUTKA, RUBY, 40, Possession Of
Crack Cocaine, Felony, Possession
Drug Paraphernalia.
MULLER, JOE, 19, Burglary, -20
Grams Cannabis, Resisting Without


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Public Service

Information Announcements

Monthly Meetings,
Events and Helpful

Medical, Donations &
* 55 Alive Volunteer
Instructors Needed -
Previous experience is of no
consequence, training
sessions provided. Call: 352-
* 2001' Rx Program free
breathing medications and
Nebulizers asthma,
emphysema or COPD for
qualified patients. Call: 800-
* 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-
* Poison Hotline a life-
saving national hotline for
poison emergency treatment
and advice. Call: 800-222-
Clubs & Organizations
* American Legion Post
Meetings are on 1st Wed. and
3rd Tues. each month @
6:30pm. Call 542-2169
* -Car Show! Last
Thursday of every month in
the parking lot of Farmers
TFiumniture & Bell's Restaurant
in Chiefland.
* Dixie County Historical.
>Society Sale of Dixie
, County Historical Material
.*% eekl', each Friday at the
old-Old Town School, corner
:ofSR 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.
4 Appointments are every
Thursday between 1-4 p.m.
Florida Department Of
Elder Affairs Shine
e Program meets every
second Thursday from
J 10:00am- 12:00noon.
Toll Free Rape & Sexual
Assault Hotline 1-866-
875-7983. A trained staff
Member will answer the
hotline number 24 hours a
:, day, 7 days a week.
K United A.B.L.E.
Association helps children
& adults with disabilities, and
Their families improve their
' quality of life and receive
necessary services. Call:
4 877-446-2253.
a, Meetings & Events
p Alzheimer's Support
'C Group 3rd Tuesday of each
S month at the Cross City
: Rehab. Contact 498-2005.
. AL-ANON Family
Group AA Meetings are held
Every Wednesday Evening @
, 5:30pm at the First Methodist
h Church in Chiefland. Call
1 490-6117
SBoard of County
Commissioners 1st
SThursday at 10 a.m. and the
] 3rd Thursday at 6 p.m. at the
County Courthouse
. Commission meeting room.
u, 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.
Sand Saturday, 6 p.m. at
SVeterans Rd. DAV Bldg. In
," Cross City.
', Dixie Amateur Radio
, Klub 3rd Monday of each
Month at 7 p.m. Call: 498-
:- 3306.
A Dixie Cattleman's
^.Association 4th Thursday at

7 p.m. at the Trailriders Club.
* Dixie County Chamber of
Commerce 2nd Thursday of
each month at 12 noon at the
Dixie County Library.
" Dixie County Education
Foundation 3rd Tuesday of
each month at 12 noon. Call:
* Dixie County Fire
Council 2nd Thursday of
each month at 7 p.m. at the.
EOC building.
* Dixie County Historical
Society 3rd Monday of each
month at 6:30 p.m. Call:
* Dixie County Woman's
Club 2 d Thursday at 7
* Dixie District School
Board 2nd Tuesday of each
month at 6 p.m. at the School
Board facility in Old Town.
* Dixie Horseman's
Association every 3rd
Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the
Cypress Inn.
" Dixie Shrine Club 1st
Thursday of each month.
Call: 352-542-7816.
* Dreamer's 1st Monday
of every month at the DCHS
in Mr. Kosler's room after
school at 2:45 p.m.
T Family Caregivers 2nd
Tuesday of each month at 2
p.m. Call: 1-800-717-3277.
* Holy Cross Catholic
Church Bingo every
Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. at
the Holy Cross Church Hall
U.S. 19. Doors open at 5
p.m. snacks available.
* Horseshoe Beach Town
Council 1st Thursday of
each month at the City Hall
beginning at 6 p.m.
" Levy County Horse Club
2nd Thursday of each month
at 7 p.m. at the Olde
Boarding House Restaurant
in Trenton.
" Man-To-Man Prostate
Cancer Group meeting 3rd
Wednesday of each month
from 7 8 p.m. Call: 1-888-'
295-6787 (Press 2) Ext. 114.
* NA Meetings Each
Thursday at 7 p.m. at the
Cross City Church of God on
Kenneth St. in Cross City,
FL. Call: 352-498-4362.
* Shamrock Masonic
Lodge 2nd & 4th Thursday
nights at 8 p.m.
* Sons of Confederate
Veterans Meeting 2nd
Saturday each month at 6:30
p.m. at Shamrock Masonic
" Tri-County Breast
Cancer Support Group -
meets the 2' Monday of each
month at 7 p.m. Call: 352-
* Tri-County Marine
Corps League Auxiliary -
Meets 3rd Tuesday of each
month at the DAV Hall in
Cross City beginning at 7:30
p.m. Call: 352-493-2919.
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 e-mail. The Advocate
is not responsible for errors or changes
in submissions.
Movement is a medicine
for creating change in a
person's physical, emo-
tional, and mental states.
-Carol Welch
OTES Cub News

Future Dixie
Middle FFA Members
RRMS Open House is set for Thursday, August 4th, from 5:30-
7:30 P.M.
Come by Mrs. Lemmermen's Ag room to pay FFA dues, order
jackets, buy ties and get officer election info. Parents can also learn
more about the FFA Alumni Chapter (booster club).
Come join the fun!!

Attention: Crane Bay
Hunting Club Members
Recent changes in our hunting lease now require each member
to read the entire agreement and sign a copy of Exhibit C agreeing
to abide by its rules. For your convenience, the Little Red Store on
CR 351 has a draft copy of the new hunting lease and forms for
each member to sign. If you cannot abide by the new hunting
agreement then do not sign the agreement. The club will refund
your 2005-2006 dues as long as you return your club keys,
membership card and windshield stickers. If you do not sign the
agreement, your membership will be canceled.
If you have not signed the agreement, there will be a chance to
sign it at the mandatory meeting held at the Old Town Voting
Precint at 7PM on July 30.

Public Meeting
Please take notice that the Three Rivers Regional Library
Board will hold a Budget Workshop on Thursday, August 4, 2005,
at 4 PM, at the 4th District Community Center, in Lafayette
County, Florida.
All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Please
be advised, that if a person decides to appeal any decisions made
by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such hearing,
that person will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which- record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
"Person with disabilities requesting reasonable
accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact
(386) 294-1600 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay service at
(800) 955-8771."

Habitat For

Humanities Of Suwannee Valley
This Thursday, July 28th, at the Agape Christian Center in Old
Town, about one and a half miles north of the bridge on US 19, an
informational meeting will be held about our local affiliate.
Information will start at 7PM and will include general information
on getting a house through Habitat.
A volunteer will be signing up people interested in helping.
We've made progress and this month met our initial commitment
to raise 3,000. All the money needed to build the houses in the Tri.
County areas need to be raised.
An account at Capital City Bank is now open. Habitat provides
homes for people with inadequate housing; it's a hand up, not a
hand out program. All recipients are expected to volunteer there
time and repay their loans.
Come find out more and be blessed.
Thanks John Clark & Agape for having a heart to help. If
you're interested but, but unable to attend here are some people to
call: Betty 463-0615, Gigi 463-7207, Bill or Deanna 463-8003,
Justin 347-3240, Pat 854-7026, Linda or Charles 486-2012.
Tri County

Homeschool Orientation
The Orientation will be held on Thursday, July 28th, from 7PM-
9PM at the First United Methodist Church 707 North Main Street
Chiefland, Florida.
This orientation is free for all who are interested in learning
more about homeschooling. Come start the new school year off
right. There will be speakers, question and answer sessions,
curriculum tables, sample portfolios, local certified evaluators,
public school liasons, information about joining the local Christian
homeschool support network and refreshments.
For more information about the orientation or homeschooling
in general, please contact Traci Bryan at (352) 463-8211

Family Movie
Day At The

Three Rivers Regional
Library System will host a
Family Movie Day on
Wednesday August 3rd at 1
p.m. at the Dixie County
Public Library. There is no
charge for admission to the
family movie Peter Pan, which
is rated PG, but suitable for
most audiences. This is the
full-length feature film made
by Universal Studios in 2003.
An adult supervisor MUST
remain on the library premises
with all children under the age
of 11. The movie lasts
approximately 1 hour and forty
five minutes.

Celebration Invitation
Old Town Elementary Staff welcomes all students and their
families to a "Meet Your Teacher Night" on Thursday, August
4, 2005 at 5:00-7:00 pm. Come and enjoy the fun-food,
prizes, and information concerning the upcoming year.
We would like to thank all personnel, students, and parents
for helping us reach a well-deserved goal "A" School Grade.
WOW, we are proud!
The first day of school is Friday, August 5, 2005 from
8:15am 12:40pm. Our regular student school hours are 8:15
am 2:25 pm. For early arrival students the campus is opened
at 7:45 am. The early students report to the cafeteria then at
8:00 am they can report their class.
The personnel school hours are 7:45 am- 3:15 pm.

Grandpa Poley

Horne Reunion
When: August 7, Sunday
Where: Levy co. Quilt
Time: All day, bring food,
pictures and stories:
Call: 493-2801 for ftfo.



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Don t roret Th ne vress Code for LDCHSo
Back to school shopping? But it's only July! Parents, since,
students return to school on Friday, August 5, it's not too early to,
begin that back to school shopping! As you do, please remember,
the Dixie County High School Dress Code so that your youth can
wear those new outfits without ending up in the office! You may.
want to take advantage of the sales tax holiday July 23 through.
July 31.
The dress code of DCHS has been the same for several years.
We ask that students come to school in acceptable attire for
educational purposes with proper attention having been given to
personal cleanliness and neatness of dress.
Clothing that is revealing or "see through" is not acceptable for
school. Short shorts, bare midriff shirts, halter-tops, beachwear,
pajamas, nightgowns, spaghetti straps etc. are not appropriate.
Short dresses, or shirts that extend past fingertip length when
the hands are held at the side are appropriate. Jeans, dungarees,
slacks, are also appropriate and should be worn with a belt at the
natural waistline.
Any attire that illustrates, enhances or depicts tobacco, alcohol,
drugs, or is offensive, obscene, violent, racial, satanic, or gang
related is prohibited. Sexually suggestive clothing is fot'
appropriate at school. Underwear should be worn under outer
clothing and should not be seen.
Neither caps nor hats are allowed on campus before 3:30 pm'
each day so please 'do not bring them to school. Parents, you can'
save your money, as these are not needed! Shoes do need to be'
worn at all times and bedroom slippers are not appropriate 'at'
school. We suggest comfortable shoes as students at DCHS get
their exercise walking from one class to another!
In the interest of safety, no student shall wear any earrings or'
other jewelry that pierces the skin that is visible outside of the
clothing of the student with the exception of earrings in the ear. No'
tongue rings, eyebrow or nose piercings are to be worn to school'
for safety reasons. Any chains being used for any purpose for'
which it was not intended, capable of harming another is not to be
worn at school. This includes those worn on pants and wallets. -
Students will want to dress for comfort and dress appropriately
for the activities that are occurring at school. If you are active in
FBLA, there will be days you will want to dress for success. If ydu
are in JROTC, uniform day is usually on Wednesday. We
encourage students. to support our teams with our school colors of
Red and White or T-shirts that support our BEARS!

Anderson Elementary School News

Thursday. August 4

4:00 6:00 P.M.
All students and their parents are invited to come visit during
these "Get Acquainted" hours.

Friday. August 5
*School Begins At 8:05 A.M.
*School Dismisses At 12:25 P.M.
*Breakfast & Lunch Will Be Served Today!
*Pizza, Fruit or Fruit Juice; Fries & Milk.
Breakfast $1.00; Reduced 300
Lunch $1.60; Reduced 400
*Our regular school day will be from 8:05 A.M. until 2:15 P.M.

Attention AES Parents
As children prepare to return to school, please remember:
Only students in forth and fifth grade are permitted to have
rolling backpacks. Backpack use will be restricted if students
backpacks have notch wheels (which cause damage to your floors),
push or sling backpacks (which proves unsafe for others).
To purchase clothing that complies with our dress code,
student's shirts must cover the abdomen completely. Students 'in
grades three through five must wear shirts that cover their
shoulders completely. Pants must fit firmly on hips/waist.
Meet your teacher night is August 4, from 4 6 P.M.
Students return to school on August 5.
DCHS Open House Set
Dixie County High School invites students and parents t
attend an "Open House", Tuesday, August 2, 2005, at 5:30 P.MC,
to overview changes. Teachers will be introduced at this time,
After a short meeting, students and parents are invited to tour their.
Schedules will be given to students in the new cafeteria area.
Parents are strongly urged to attend with their students.

Head Start/Early Head Start

Orientation Set
The Head Start/Early Head Start Parent Orientation is'
scheduled for Monday, August 1 at 6PM until 7:30PM at the;
Oliver Resource Center. All parents of Head Start and Early Headi
Start should attend this event.
For more information concerning this event please contact
Sabrina Tanner, Family Services Manager at 1-800-303-7812 or:

* Dixie County Learning Academy|

Open Enrollment 2005-2006

B Does your child have difficulty in school?
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DCLA, 1357 NE 82nd Ave., Old Town, FL 32680
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: Neil, a combat Marine Veteran, stated he
was moved by what the students were trying to
do. He felt they deserved a break and wanted to
help them, just as he had recently been helped
by the staff at the V.A. hospital in Gainesville.
"Without the folks at the VA I wouldn't be here
today, helping these young folks," stated Neil.
"By getting a second chance at life, I am able to
continue to sculp
Neil's creation brings the spirit of the Class
of 2005'to life with the bear poised and ready to
strike, just as the seniors are ready strike out and
face the world and all its challenges. Made
strong and reinforced to last, the bear stands as a
symbol of the lasting memories and lessons
learned by last year's graduates. It is their wish
that future Bears take care of the concrete
bequeathal and take pride in their school.
Class President Kristopher Keen was pleased
with the outcome of the sculpture. "It really
looks great," he stated as the bear was lowered
onto the pavilion floor. As shown in the picture,
Keen and fellow classmates were beaming with
pride as they stood by the massive bear.
Teachers will be the first to see the bear and
new pavilion this coming Monday, August 1st.
They will have four days to prepare their
classrooms before students return on Friday,
August 5th for a half-day session.

Students will need to be at Anderson
Elementary by 8:05 and picked up at 12:25; at
Old Town Elementary the tardy bell will ring at
8:15 and students will be released at 12:40; Ruth
Rains Middle Schoolers schedule is from 8:10 to
12:35; Dixie County High will begin their day at
8:15 and be released at 12:45. Lunch will be
served at all four schools. First full day for
students will be the following Monday, August
8th, the same day that Steinhatchee students will
arrive for their first day of school.
Each school will be hosting an "open house"
the first week. DCHS on Tuesday, August 2nd
from 5:30-7:00 PM; AES, Thursday, August 4th
from 4:00-6:00 PM; OTES also on Thursday,
August 4th, but from 5:00-7:00 PM; and RRMS
Thursday, August 4th from 5:30-7:00 PM. ALL
parents are encouraged to come and meet their
child's teachers. Your child is never too old to
be a part of their education.
If you need bus information you can call
498-6152 from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Bus drivers
are asking students to wait for their bus 10 feet
off the roadway for their own safety. Do not
approach the bus until it comes to a complete
stop. Motorists are reminded that buses will be
running and that there is a hefty fine if you are
caught passing a stopped bus. Let's make this a
safe year!

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Mike Thomas will be at the Assistant Principal'helm after
teaching at Ruth Rains Middle School for the past ten years.
Receiving his BA and Masters at Florida A & M University, this
will be Thomas's first administrative position. However, he stated
that he is very excited about being a part of the Anchor crew.
Thomas and wife Jill, who teaches at AES, are also Dixie
natives and are kept busy with their careers and raising their four
children, Aaron, Cade, Luke and Aubrey.
Butler and Thomas both feel that Anderson Elementary are on
their way to being an "A" school. "Our main focus will be on
reading skills," Butler stated. She noted that the first 90 minutes of
the day will be uninterrupted reading time and that there will be a
mandatory 20 minutes of reading homework for each grade,
nightly. It is proven that reading skills at the elementary grade
level are easier to obtain than the upper grades. Pre-K and
Kindergarteners especially, have minds like sponges, giving
educators the opportunity to mold and secure habits that will carry
with them throughout life. Butler noted that reading would be
implemented in all areas of the curriculum study at AES.
Both Butler and Thomas stated that they are looking forward to
working with the staff at AES. "We have an excellent teaching
and office staff here at Anderson," stated Butler. "They are a true
asset to the education program here," she added. "Mr. Garry
Durham left us well prepared, and we thank him for that."
Next Monday, Butler and Thomas will meet with their teachers
and outline what they feel will be a year of growth and success.

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All of these improvements have made Dixie's Little League
Complex one for everyone to be proud of, especially founders
Norman Lee and Roy Ward.
The City have slated their monies for the Northwest Cross City
Community Park, located three blocks north of City Hall. The
approximate one acre site will be home to a brand new facility that
will include playground equipment, basketball court, walking path,
picnic pavilions, lighting and restrooms.
City Manger, Mike Cassidy stated that the site plans for the
park are currently on the table and construction plans should
follow the first of October. Bidding will go out once it is
established what outside work will be needed.
"We are very excited about this project," state Cassidy. "Our
goal is to provide our citizens with a safer and better place for
families to enjoy."
Kendrick was pleased to be able to bring the good news
himself. He stated, this is the best part of my job, making the
bacon come back to the District". He also gave special thanks to
the Board of County Commissioners and EM Director Chad Reed
for all the help and support that they extended to Franklin County
during the aftermath of Hurricane Dennis.


(352) 498-7087

Monday 8:30 3:00i.
3 4 Tues., Wed., & Fr. -- 8:30 5:30
34 NE 144th St. Sat. --68:30 -12:00 Noon
Cross City, FL 32628 Closed Thursday

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to the rivers and emergency
officials. Just this week, the
Florida Wildlife Commission
warned of possible "no wakes"
along the Suwannee River
being re-posted. It is a."wait
and see" situation. However, it
is good that FEMA
investigators will be able to see
first-hand the damages already
sustained in this year's
The Dixie Emergency
Management Office will be
overseeing the county projects
and work closely with FEMA
Help to individuals and
businesses can include funding
for temporary disaster housing
assistance, U.S. Small
Business Administration low-
interest loans to repair or
replace real or personal
property and housing repair, or
grants 'to help meet serious
disaster-related needs not
covered by insurance or other
assistance programs.
If you sustained losses or
damage during hurricane
Dennis and would like to find
out if you qualify, you, may
call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362),
TTY 1-800-462-7585, or go to
their website at
www.fema.gov. You will need
to have the following
available, social security
number (including spouse),
private insurance information,
address and zip code of the
damaged property, directions
to the damaged home or
property, daytime telephone'
While we continue to clean
up and repair from Hurricane
Dennis, officials remind us that
the 2005 Hurricane Season has
just begun. We all need, to be
vigilant in preparing for future
storms. Have your hurricane
kit ready and evacuation plan
in place. Think smart, think
safe, think ahead and you will
you be able to "weather the
storm", no matter when they
may come our way.




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Allstate Insurance Company

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Ph. (352) 498-3328 ** FAX (352) 498-5722
Subject to availability and qualifications.
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Florida Thursday, July 28, 2005

Deadline ForApplvingAugust 21,2005



Assistance Now

Available to

Hurricane Dennis

Victims In Dixie

& Taylor Counties
Susan Pareigis, Director of Florida's Agency
for Workforce Innovation, announced today
that individuals who have lost jobs or
businesses as a result of Hurricane Dennis in
Dixie and Taylor Counties may be entitled to
Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits.
On July 10, President George W. Bush, in
response to a request from Governor Jeb Bush,
declared a major disaster for Bay, Escambia,
Franklin, Gulf, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla,
and Walton counties, clearing the way for use
of federal funds to provide assistance to
individuals affected by the disaster. On July
20, the major disaster declaration was amended
to include Dixie and Taylor counties.
Although many workers will be covered by
the state's regular unemployment
compensation program, those not covered may
apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance
(DUA). This is a federally funded programni
which assists individuals who become
unemployed as a direct result of a declared
disaster and who do not qualify for regular
unemployment benefits.- The program also
covers self-employed individuals, owners of
farms and ranches, farm and ranch
workers, as well as fishers and others who
are not, normally covered by state
unemployment compensation.
The Agency for Workforce Innovation
administers the DUA program in Florida in
partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor
and state and regional workforce boards.
Funding for the program is provided by the
Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Applicants must file for disaster benefits
within 30 days of the date of public
notification. Therefore, DUA applications in
Dixie and Taylor counties must be filed no
later than August 21, 2005. To be eligible for
either the regular state' unemployment
compensation program or DUA, the applicant
must be a legal resident. To be eligible for
DUA benefits, an. individual .must have
exhausted all entitlement to any regular state
unemployment benefits and must have been
working in or residing in a county for which
the disaster has been officially declared. DUA

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benefits are available to unemployed
individuals for up to 26 weeks from the date of
the disaster declaration. The 26-week
assistance period for Hurricane Dennis ends
January 14, 2006.
Federal regulations provide that the
unemployment of an individual is caused by a
disaster if the individual: (1) becomes
unemployed as a direct result of the disaster; or
(2) is unable to reach the place of employment
as a direct result of the disaster; or (3) was
scheduled to begin work and does not have a
job or is unable to reach the job as a direct-i
result of the disaster; or (4) has become the
major support for a household because the
head of the household has died as a direct
result of the disaster; or (5) cannot work
because of an injury caused directly by the
Individuals applying for disaster related
unemployment assistance will need to have the
following information available:
Social Security number
Alien registration number and
expiration date (if a non-U.S. citizen)
Name and address of most recent
If self-employed have proof of self-
employment for the past two years
(State or Federal tax returns, financial
statements, bank records.of accounts, or 1099
Forms. Documentation necessary to support a
claim may be faxed to 850-921-3938.
Applicant's Social Security number should-
appear on all documents submitted)
If scheduled to begin work but could
not work due to the disaster, have name and
address of employer and the date work was
scheduled to begin
Applications for DUA may be filed by
Internet at the following web site address:
www.fluidnow.com www.fluidnow.com/> (indicate on the
application that it is a disaster related
unemployment claim). Telephone applications
may be filed by calling 1-800-204-2418.
Hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
EST, Monday through Friday.
The Agency for Workforce Innovation is the
lead state workforce agency and directly
administers the state's Labor Market Statistics
program, Unemployment Compensation, Early
Learning and various workforce development
programs. The Office of Early Learning, a
division within the agency, provides oversight
of Florida's school readiness programs and is
the lead entity for implementing the state's
Voluntary Prekindergarten program,
Workforce development policy and
guidance in Florida is provided by Workforce
Florida, Inc. Workforce Florida and the Agency
for Workforce Innovation are partners in the
Employ Florida network which includes 24
Regional -Workforce Boards who deliver
services through nearly 100 One-Stop Career
Centers around the state.


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August 6, 2005

6:00 P.M.

Rock Sink Baptist Church

The Church is located on 349, approximately
15 miles north of Old Town.
Call (352) 542-7871 for more information.
A Love Offering will be received.

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, July 28, 2005

Abundant Life & Living
Life is good, vibrant, exciting and so wonderful. Don't open
the door and let evil enter. The essence of life awakens one to
their greatest potential. One must
keep their mind open for all good,
and keep it closed to all negative
c; en and unhealthy things.
The mind rules the body.
Romans 8:6 (KJV) of the Holy
Bible states, for to be carnally
minded is death; but to be
spiritually minded is life and
peace. One cannot express the
beauty of life if they have on
blinders, the whole big beautiful
world looks dark and dreary.
Lucille Stockton All one can see is evil, hate
malice; envy, and contention, which is not conducive to
abundant life and living. Ones attitude, good or bad, radiates to
all facets of their life It emits in the home, family, on the job,
with friends, neighbors and social functions
Let us strive to keep our thought pattern clean and wholesome
for our mind set. And keep our eyes clear that they will only see
good. In St. Matthew 6:22, Jesus said,"The light of the body is
the eye: if therefore thine eye is single, the whole body shall be
full of light". Love life,.and live it.

Rick Renner At Melody Christian
Rick Renner, teacher and author will be at Melody Christian
Center Thursday, July 28th and Friday, July 29th at 7:00 pm. at the
Melody Christian Church in Live Oak. Renner wrote, "Dressed to
Kill," and many other dynamic, life changing books. He built and
pastors a church in Lativia, the former Soviet Union, and has an
attendance of 2,000. They televises to 12 nations. His study of
Greek makes the Bible come alive.
You will not want to miss this event. For more information,
you can call Judy Sumrall 498-3078.

New Bible

Study At First

Baptist Church
Ladies, mark your calendars
for August 9th, 2005. That's
when a new Bible Study at
First Baptist Church of Cross
City, Florida begins. "Prayer
Journey, Seeking To Know
God" will help you strengthen
your relationship with our
Heavenly Father and grow in
your knowledge of Him.
The class will meet on
Tuesday at noon for ten
weeks. The first Tuesday
session will be August 9th at
noon. Nancy Holifield, author
and teacher of this study,
invites all women of the
community to join in this
exciting time of study and
Christian fellowship.
The study is sponsored by
First Baptist Church of Cross
City, Florida and Live the Life
Ministries of Cross City. A
nursery will be available for all
Contact Nancy Holifield at
498-3881 or Genie Willis at
the church office, 498-5107 for
more information.

The Word Made Flesh
I the son of man, say As in the
Lord's sight the entire heaven is as
one man so heaven is divided into,
as many general societies as there
are organs, viscera, and members
in a man and each general society
is divided into as many less
general or particular societies as
there are larger divisions in each
of the viscera and organs. I the son
of man say, from this it is evident
what heaven is. And since the
Lord is the very Man and heaven
is His image, to be in heaven is
called being in the Lord. It is from
this that every one after death
comes into the society of his own,
that is,of those who are in a like
love, and that he recognizes these
as relatives and as friends; and
what is wonderful, when he meets
them and sees them it is as if he
had been acquainted with -them
from infancy. I the son of man,
say heaven is granted only to those,
who know the way to it and walk
in that way. And that way can to
some extent be known by knowing
the character of those who
constitute heaven, also by
knowing that no one becomes an
angel that is, comes into heaven,
unless he carries with him from
the world what is angelic; and in
what is angelic there is present a
knowledge of the way from
walking in it, and walking in the
way through a knowledge of it. I
the son of man, say moreover in
the spiritual world, there are
actually ways that lead to every
society of heaven and to every
society of hell; and there each one
as if from himself sees his way.
He sees it because there is a way
there for every love; and the love
opens the way and leads one to his
fellows. I the son of man, say
other ways than the way of his
love no one sees. From this it is
clear that angels are nothing but
heavenly loves for otherwise they
would not have seen the ways
leading to heaven. Love you,
continue next week

If Yor're Pregnant?
Free Pregnancy Tests
Confidential Counseling
( New Life Pregnancy &
Resource Center
Mon. &Thurs. 11am 4pm
Located Behind
First Baptist Church
Cross City, Fl
Ph. 498-7776

In Loving

Memory of

Maurice Allen

December 9, 1943 July 20, 2005
Company C2
Battalion 27th Infantry
25t Division
Vietnam January 1966 to "
December 1966 Wolf Pack
The Solider stood and faced
God, which must always come
to pass. He hoped his shoes _.
were shining, just as brightly as
his brass.
"Step forward now, you
soldier, how shall I deal with
you? Have you always turned
the other cheek? To my church
have you been true?"
The soldier squared his
shoulders and said, "No Lord, I guess I ain't. 'Cause those of us
who carry guns can't always be a saint. I've had to work most
Sunday, and at times my talk was tough. And sometimes I've
been violent, 'cause the world is awfully rough. But I never took a
penny, that wasn't mine to keep...though I've worked a lot of
overtime, when the bills just got too steep. And I never passed a
cry for help, though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes,
God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears. I know I don't deserve a
place, among the people here. They never wanted me around,
except to calm their fears. If you've a place for me here, Lord, it
needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, but if you
don't, I'll understand."
There was a silence all around the throne,, where the saints had
often .trod. As the solider waited quietly, for the judgment of his
"Step forward now, you soldier, you've borne your burdens
well. Walk peacefully on Heaven's street, you've done your time
in hell."

S Cross City Dental, PA

Stephen M. Henry DMD
David R. Schneck DMD
(352) 498-7001

New Patients Welcome

whiter 117 NE Hwy. 351
brighter Cross City, FL


Agape' Christian Center
River Road -- 66 SW 949th Old Town
"Where You Are Known By Your Love"
Sunday Worship......... 10A & 6P
Mon. 7:30P Bible Study .Wed. 7:30P 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 Worshp Wi Wh Us!
"Achurch where everybodyissomebody& ChistisLordf
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.)
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 ForAll People"
Sunday School 10A- Morning Worship 11 A
Children's Church 11 A- Evening Worship 6:30P
Wednesday Family Training Hour Adult & Teen Ministry,
Boy's Brigade & Girl's Club 7:30P
Rev. Ed & Svivia 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 11 A
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. Jackle Pettrey, Pastor (352) 542-7103

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

First Baptist Church of Cross City
US 19* Cross City
lhamecomthatthymayyhavee, andhaveitmoeabundaly. J tato
Sunday School 9:30A* Morning Worship 10:45A
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
'Welcome To Gods House Wont You Come On Wn"
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 Church
Sunday School 9:45A, Morning Worship 11A
S Wednesday Adult Choir 7:30P
| rRev. 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 Manlangat, 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 7P,
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P,
Bible Study, Mission Friends, RAs, GA's & Mission Friends
Pastor- Wayne Allen (352) 498-5617

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


Maurice Allen Barden
December 9, 1943-July 20, 2005
Mr. Maurice Allen Barden, 62 years old, passed away:
Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at the Malcolm Randall V.A. in;
Gainesville, Florida after a lengthy illness caused by exposure to:
Agent Orange. Mr. Barden was born in Mayo, Florida, resided in,
Dixie County the majority of his life and has lived in Ormond
Beach, Florida for the last 7 years. Mr. Barden was a veteran of the:
United States Army and served in Vietnam.
Mr. Barden is survived by his wife, Stormy Barden of Ormond
Beach one daughter, Holly Denise Corbitt of Cross City; two sons,'
Lucas Allen Barden of Old Town and Michael Adam Barden of,
Cross City; one step-son, Sean Matthew Stott of Fanning Springs;:
one step-daughter, Loma Lincoln of Zuma, Japan; three brothers,'
Derl Barden of Wasilla, Alaska, Doyle Barden of Old Town and:
A.J. Barden of Interlachen; two sisters, Loretta Giddings of Kanab,
Utah and Marleen Valentine of Old Town; a host of nieces and
nephews and twelve grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held on Saturday, July 23, 2005 at 10:30
am at Bethel Baptist Church in Hatchbend, Florida with Rev.
Samuel Corbin officiating. Burial followed at Walker Creek
Cemetery. Arrangements were under the care of Daniels Funeral
Home in Branford, Florida.

Oscar Vinton May
Oscar Vinton May, 80 years old, passed away Sunday, July.24,
2005 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. Mr.
May moved to Old Town from Pinellas Park in 1985. He was a
retired machinist with the Foremost, Hoods and pet dairies of St.
Pete. He was a veteran of WWII, serving with the United States
Marine Corp. He was a Baptist.
Mr. May is survived by sons, Philip May of Pinellas Park and
- William May of St. Petersburg; daughters, Barbara Parrish of Old
Town and Janice Rouse of St. Petersburg; 12 grandchildren arid 3
great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughters, Gloria Jean
Creighton and Doris Ann Slavin.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 31, 2005 at
2:30 pm at Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Bobby
Lindsay officiating.
Arrangements are under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City, FL, US Hwy 19, (352) 498-5400.

Thank you
Dear friends and family,
I want to thank all of you for your calls, visits, cards and
especially for your prayers, before, during and after my surgery for
thyroid cancer. My latest lab results came back "all clear" with no
treatment required. I thank God for being so good to me I have
been blessed.
Thank you again for caring.
Evelyn Pinner & Family

New Prospect Baptist Church
US 19 Between Cross City & Old Town
Jesus Is TheAnswer For Your Life
Sunday School 10A, Morning Worship -11 A
Children's Church 11 A, Evening Worship 7P
Wednesday Evening 7P
Pastor, Billy Robson (352) 498-3711
Rock Sink Baptist Church
f 13 Miles North of Old Town on SR 349
A Church For The Whole Family!"
S Bole Study 9;45A, Morning Worship 11 A
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-Old Town
'Come Let Us Worship &Adore Him"
Sunday Worship 9:30A
Church School 11 A
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
Pastor Archie 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 11 A
4 Evening Worship 6P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7P
Rev. Bobby Lindsey, 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 Thursday, July 28, 2005

Watson & Bullard
To Exchange Vows

Anderson & Kight
To Exchange Wedding Vows

Agape "Back To School Bash" Set
The Agape Music Festival presents the "Welcome Back To
School Bash 2005" at McArthur Park on Saturday, July 30th.
Some of the best artists in Christian music from the state of Florida
are coming to Gilchrist County. The hope is to provide you with a
deeper Agape experience by introducing you to new and local
artists. So bring your blankets or lawn chairs for a night of
community, fellowship, worship, and great live Christian music.

Danny Watson & Debbie Bullard Starlet Nicole Anderson & James Darrell "Bubba" Kight

Danny Watson and Debbie Bullard would like to announce
their approaching marriage.
Debbie is the daughter of Linda Lester of High Springs, Florida
and Melvin & Betty Eiland of Chiefland, Florida.
Danny is the son of Roger & Sheila Watson of Cross City,
Florida. He is the grandson of Vila Faye Weeks & the late M.J.
Weeks Jr. of Suwannee, Florida, Ruby Watson & Theidus Poore of
Cross City, Florida.
C The wedding will take place on Saturday, July 30, 2005 at 4
P.M. at the Calvary Temple Assembly of God in Cross City,
Florida. A reception will follow in the church social hall.
S No local invitations are being sent, but all friends and family
are welcome to come share this special day.

Revival With Ronnie King
Come join us, and Ronnie King at the Church of Jesus Christ in
Cross City from July 29 through the 31. The revival will start at 7
PM. Bring your musical instruments and sing for us. Everyone is
' welcome to come and enjoy this event.

First Baptist Church To Honor
Teachers & School Personnel
Brother Mike Brown and the congregation of First Baptist
Church of Cross City invite educators, past and present, to be
attendance on Sunday morning, July 31 for a special recognition
service. The service starts at 10:45 a.m. and the oldest, youngest
,and the person with the most years of service will be recognized.
,Each school employee will receive a small gift from First Baptist
in appreciation of their service to our school system.
Make your plans now to come out Sunday and enjoy this day
of fellowship in the Lord's house. Everyone is welcome.

Family Caregiver Support Group
To Meet
The Family Caregiver Support Group will meet on August 9th
at the Cross City Church of God, Kenneth Street in Cross City at
2:00 p.m.
For more information, please call Sandra at 1-800-717-3277.

Faith Place.
.Front Porch
Faith Place at Otter Springs
RV Resort presents 1st
Saturday Front Porch Music,
Saturday, August 6th beginning
at 7 P.M. This is a non-
denominational event held the
first Saturday of each month,
featuring down home music,
old-fashioned fellowship and a
covered dish dinner. This
month's music features the
Gospel music of The Mercy
Mountain Boys.
To .reach Otter Springs
from HWY 26, turn north on
CR 232 and then left on SW
70th St. The entrance is one
mile on the right.
For information, call Trish
Keene at 352-463-0800.

Lack of activity destroys
the good condition of
every human being, while
movement and methodi-
cal physical exercise save
it and preserve it.

Together with their parents
Starlet Nicole Anderson
James Darrell "Bubba" Kight
request the honor of your presence
at their marriage
on Saturday, the thirtieth of July
Two thousand and five
at four o'clock in the afternoon
New Prospect Baptist Church
Cross City, Florida

Nicole is the daughter of Starlet and Larry Cannon
and Ronnie Anderson.
James is the son of Wilma and Lyndell Riels
and Dale and Mary Kight.

Reception to follow at the Putman Lodge, Cross City, Florida
All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

Let Us

Card Of
I would like to express my
sincere thanks to all my family
and friends who helped me
cerebrate my 'Surprise"
birthday last Sunday at the
Trailrider's Club. I was truly
touched by all the wonderful
'blessings' that I received that
day. You will never know just
how much I really appreciated
all that was done for me.
I am still in awe that my
family was able to keep me
from knowing about it. To
each and everyone who came
out, please accept my heartfel'
thanks for giving of yourself to
help me celebrate my birthday.
Again, thanks to everyone.
Vessie Mills

Behold The Tabernacle Of God
Rev 21:3
A new Leadership Ministry"
Continued from last week, I the Day of the Lord, say. There
must have been a great yearning as Moses stood upon Mount
Pisgah viewing the Promised Land. He had fulfilled that which
God had given him to do. Moses brought the people as far as he*
could go. He saw the land but he never possessed it. For forty
years he faced a stiff-necked and rebellious people. And for forty
years they wandered in circles never pursuing the goal. There were
only two out of that old generation that God preserved to go in and
inherit the land of Canaan. God allowed Joshua and Caleb to enter
in. God had to rise up an entirely NEW generation as well as
leadership to go in and take the land. I the Day of the Lord, say
"And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of Wisdom; for
Moses had laid his hands upon him; and the children of Israel
hearkened unto him, and did as the Lord commanded Moses "Deut
34:9. The Ministry of Moses had come to an end and now a new
leadership was to come into existence. Moses had brought Israel
tom the Jordan River but he did not take them across. We do not
make light of what he accomplished. I the Day of the Lord, say for
we see that Moses fulfilled the day God had purposed for him.
Paul the apostle tells us in 2nd Cor 3:7, but if the ministration of
death, written and engraved in stones, was glorious so that the
children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses
for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:
how shall not the ministration of the spirit be glorious? I the Day
of the Lord, say this is the reason why the Israelites could not
control themselves. The law was engraved upon tables of stone and
not written upon their hearts. Today God has made us living
epistles. People may not read religious articles or the Bible but
they will read what we manifest unto them. We are the books that
God is opening. The seal is being broken and God is revealing the
living, word made flesh within us. I the Day of the Lord say today
I see a new leadership ministry coming upon the scene. Some will
draw back and others will -turn and walk no more with us.
Continued next week

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The following is the schedule for the day:
Opening Prayer: Pastor John York
5:00-5:45 Community Praise Band
5:45-6:00 Drama skit by Fanning Springs Community Church Youth
6:00-6:45 MDP Band .
6:45-7:00 Drama skit by First Baptist church of Trenton Youth
7:00-7:45 24/7 Band
7:45-9:00 Hardeetown Baptist Church Youth
8:00-8:45 Whole Hearted Band
8:45-9:00 Offering
9:00-9:45 Brother Mark Smith
10:00-10:45 Burning Bridges Band
The MC's are Jared Thomas and Jonathan Rodriquez.
The event is Saturday, July 30, at McArthur Park, four miles
south of Bell on US 129 and 4.5 miles north of Trenton. The gates
will open at 4 pm on Saturday. Performances will begin at 5 pm.
Tickets are $3 per person. Ages 5 and under are free. Parking is
available on the grounds. The parking cost is included in your
Food and drinks of all types will be available for purchase at
the festival. No coolers, alcohol, or tobacco are, allowed bio the
grounds. Various Christian merchandise will be sold during the
festival in the vendor location. You can meet your favorite "Back
to School Bash" artists in the Autograph Tent. Most artists do
participate, but not all are guaranteed to be there due to their travel
For more information call 1-800-990-5410.

On Jul> 27 Noah Kight %ill celebrate his 8th
Birthday. \\e are so blessed to hale Noah %%ith us.
He has changed and has accomplished so much
since his liver transplant surgery in December qf
2004. \Ne thank God for Noah. Noah lo es to go to
the park in the evenings with his Papa Ed & MNa.,,
\Ve love you Noah. /
Happy Birthday! /
Your Family/

' Happy Birthd4

Lance Jon/sI
Our Dearest Lance,
Another Birthday is here. ime goes
by so fast. You have grown ,ito a fine
young man. We are so prqod- of you.
Mlay all the good things it life come
your \ay, and all your/hopes and
dreams come true. We l e you very
much. /
Happy BirtAday!
Papa &,ranny Corbin

Meeting August 4th, 2005

Mt. Nebo Baptist C)iurch

Bell, Florida:

1 0:30 A.M.

z (Fried Chicken & Ham)

V Please bring a covered disi for the dinner table, a
winning smile and your fiends. This event is for
adults 50 yers old & dder and their friends.

S It is sponsored by La$yette Baptist Association.
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, July 28, 2005

WOW! Now That's A FISH!

Daniel Wood caught this 10 lb bass on July 13th while home on
leave from Iraq. Daniel, a Specialist with the US Army, is halfway
through a year long deployment in Iraq. He was able to return home
recently for two weeks ofR&R.
Of course going fishing was one of the things he wanted to do while
home and with the help of his Grandpa, J.D. Wood, he was able to take
back a "true"fish story.
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Admiring his Daddy's "big fish" was son, Kendon. Not too sure if
the fish could swallow him down, he took a cautious look.

Florida DEP Coastal & Aquatic

Managed Areas Public Workshop

he Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Coastal
and Xquatic Managed Areas program is dedicated to preserving
and ethancing Florida's 41 aquatic preserves. .This program is
responsible for the management of more than 1.8 million acres of
the mos. pristine and valuable sovereignty submerged lands in the
state. Tie Department is currently developing a strategy for
impro% in, the management of these systems, including
developiint of a state-wide system management plan and revising
the formatb'cr site specific management plans.
In orde\ to include critical public input in this process, the
'Department s conducting a series of workshops throughout the
state. The m.tings will focus on explaining the existing aquatic
preserve progym, describing the process for creating a state-wide
management s-ategy and for updating the site-specific aquatic
preserve management plans, and soliciting public input on the
content and process described.
A workshop will be held i6i Dixie County on Wednesday,
August 3rd, 6:00 l.M. in the Commissioner's Board Room in the
Dixie County Couthouse located at 214 NE 351 Highway, Cross
City. \
For more information, please contact Ellen Stere at (850) 245-
2094 or via email at 4len.stere@dep.state.fl.us.

If you see news in the

making...ciU the Dixie County

Advoca? at 498-3312

A wise man is he who
does not grieve for the
thing which he has not,
but rejoices for those
which he has.

Dixie Horseman Association

July 15-16th Winners
On July 15th and 16th the Dixie Horseman's Association held
two days of riding and roping competition. The following is a list
of the winners for the various events and their times.

John Driggers leads son Grant the "littlest contestant".
July 15th Roping
16 & Under Headers: 1st Hunter Higginbotham 23 pts; 2nd
Coleman Davis 15 pts; 3rd Dustin Cason 10 pts, 4th K.W. Lindsey
6 pts; 5th Justin Sands 3 pts. Heelers: 1st Hayden Grant 27 pts;
2nd Hunter Higginbotham 26 pts, 3rd Dustin Cason 5 pts;
Coleman Davis 5 pts.
Seniors Headers: 1st Kevin Cason 23 pts; 2nd Clarence Davis
22 pts; 3rd Keith O'Neal 18 pts; 4th Lint Jerrells 15 pts; 5th Anna
Ellison 13 pts; 6th Steve Ellison 9 pts, Joe Byrd 6 pts, Kelly
Fulford 5 pts, Eddie Reynolds 4 pts, and Jim Beauchamp 1 pt.
Heelers: 1st Kevin Cason 22 pts, Dean Watson 15 pts, Josh
McCall 15 pts, John Driggers 12 pts, Joey Hagan 11 pts, Summer
Croft 8 pts, Doyle Frierson 7 pts, Rock Anderson 6 pts, Kelly
Rogers 5 pts, Matt Fulford 4 pts, Johnny Edwards 4 pts, Dustin
Walker 4 pts, Cody Nessmith 3 pts, Dick Cannon 3 pts, Tony
Smith 3 pts, Tat Taylor 2 pts.
July 16th Game Day
Lil Bits: 1st Alissa Lowrie 125 pts; 2nd Whitney Hodge 106
pts, 3rd Breanna Dyals 76 pts; 4th Kassidy Lander 73 pts; 5th
Morgan Douglas 39 pts; 6th Kessie Lowrie 36 pts. 6-8: 1st Kason
Petty 135 pts; 2nd Kasey Douglas 116 pts; 3rd Levin Kason 93 pts;
4th Julian Lowrie 72 pts; 5th Charlie Higginbotham 7 pts. 9-12: 1st
Dalton Long 112 pts; 2nd Caylan Davis 110 pts; 3rd Kayla Petty
88 pts; 4th Logan Hodge 66 pts; Reba Sheffield 47 pts, 6th Kristen
Douglas 42 pts. 13-18: 1st Paige Corbin 86 pts; 2nd Felicia
Blumenburg 74 pts; 3rd Teri Pierce 72 pts; 4th Kayla Turner 62
pts; 5th Casey-Davis 57 pts; 6th Dustin Cason 50 pts. Seniors: 1st
Shirley Douglas 105 pts; 2nd Joe Douglas 100 pts; 3rd Shannon
Lowrie 99 pts; 4th Twyla Blumenburg 51 pts;. 5th Cheryl Turner
43 pts; 6th Cindy Sikes 6 pts.

FWC Weekly Report
July 15 21. 2005
This report represents some significant events the FWC
handled over the past week; however, it does not include all
actions taken by the 'Di vision oi Law Enforcement.
July 13, while conducting a fishery inspection on a Bradford-
Counrt man at Counts Road 225 and Sampson River, Lt..-Gary ,
Kno\ les discovered the sub ect %as in possession of three bream
but could not produce a freshtier fishing license or any means of
identification. Knowles verbally obtained the subject's personal
information and conducted a records check to confirm the man's
identity. The. information provided by the subject failed to show
any response. Further check onithe social security number showed
that it was assigned to a female subject residing in Gainesville.
After realizing the #bject had provided false identity, Knowles
convinced the subjetto properly identify himself, A records check
on the subject's true identity re' ealed two outstanding, warrants
through Bradford County and one through Clay County. The
subject was arrested on the three warrants and additionally charged
with no freshwater fishing license
July 16, Officer Ben Tyre was driving south on Hwy 491 in
Lecanto and was passed by a car at a high rate of speed in rainy
conditions. Tyre performed a' vehicle stop to find the occupant
had no driver's license. It was obvious the subject was intoxicated
when he stumbled out of the vehicle. The subject refused all field
sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI. At the jail, information
came forth that this was the subject's fifth DUI.
July 8, Officer Randy Cory responded to a report of a
construction worker who was in possession of an alligator in the
Doctor's Inlet area. According to Cory's investigation, the subject
had removed the alligator, from a trap set by a FWC licensed
trapper and tied it to a tree near a new home construction site. The
subject stated he was concerned for the safety of the alligator and
had considered taking it to the Humane Society. The FWC

If the divine creator has
taken pains to give us
delicious and exquisite
things to eat, the least we
can do is prepare them
well and serve them with
ceremony. --Fernand Point

Care for the
Entire Family




Jason Holbrooke is the driver of a pure stock #17, racecar. Kay
& Ray Middleton and Holbrooke Racing Stables are his sponsors.
Jason is first in points as of July 23, 2005.
While in Bronson, Jason will be driving a new Sportsman car
#17, which is owned by Ray & Kay Middleton.
Congratulations Jason, keep up the good work.
We are proud of you.

licensed trapper responsible for setting the trap responded and took
possession of the three-foot alligator. Cory charged the subject
with misdemeanor possession of an alligator.
Officer Jeff Swan and Taylor County Officer Jason McMillai,
teamed up to check fishermen coming. into the Steinhatchee River
for compliance with bag limits. During their patrol they canie
across a boat with 16 grouper filets and 12 snapper filets aboard
contrary to applicable laws. Citations were issued to the,
occupants of the vessel.
A short-term covert investigation was concluded July 19 when
Investigator Jay Russel filed charges with the State 'Attorney's
Office in Dixie County for marine fishery law violations. The
investigation targeted a Dixie County resident who was allegedly
buying and selling Florida fish and .wildlife illegally. Russel was
able to identify the suspect and successfully made undercover
transactions involving illegal sale of mullet and native Florida
redfish. :
Investigator Paul Graham completed an investigation regarding
a complaint from the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office (JSO) that
originated July 3. Graham responded to a Jacksonville city park
property at the request of JSO officers who had located three
individuals suspected of hunting at 11:30 pm. Graham returned to
the scene the following morning and discovered a rifle that the
three were using in attempt to kill hogs with a gun and light. The
three have been charged with attempting to take wildlife at night
with a gun and light, resisting arrest without violence, andd
culpable negligence (for leaving a loaded firearm in the city park).
The only adult of the three was charged with contributing to. the
delinquency of minors.
July 21, Investigator Ken Holmes charged a Duval County
resident with allowing captive wildlife to escape. Holmes
discovered that a 10-foot Albino Burmese Python had escaped
from the possessor's property. While Holmes, assisted by
Investigator Paul Graham, interviewed the python owner about the
incident, the owner also admitted that several monitor lizards had
previously escaped, as well as another 8-foot Burmese Python. 'To
date the only reptile recovered is the 10-foot Burmese Pyth6di
(This python had escaped and been recaptured previously as well.)
Holmes,will be petitioning the Du\al Counts Court for additional
sanctions against the defendant regarding the possession of capti e
wildlife by this individual.
Lt. Roy Williams and Officer Darby Butler traveled to. Ft.
Lauderdale to attend court under subpoena issued by the Browa,rd
States Attorneys Office on Friday. A local taxidermist they had
arrested in 2002 was also a convicted felon when they found him
to be in possession of a firearm. This was a hearing on his
violation of probation charge on the firearm. The original charge
that made him a felon was a sexual battery on a child under 12..
The officers testified and the judge sentenced him to 10 years.

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Buddy Martin's
Weekly Sports Commentary
A piece of the unfrozen

When the phone rang Thursday a little after
3 p.m. and the caller said "My name is Sydney
Kitson," I
immediately cut him

to explain who he

offthe Grewhen he started

Cowboys. I
"I know who you
are," I said. "You
.c. 'I just bought Babcock
Ranch. And you
b t played football for
the Green Bay
Packers and Dallas
Cowboys. I
remember you, because I covered the NFL."
"nly half of thatid. "I'llwas be true the part about
Babcock. I only vaguely, sorta, maybe
remembered that he was an offensive lineman
in the league a(wink, wink).
TomJust a few minundry's Dallates before his press
conference, he was actually calling to contact
Publisher David Dunn-Rsive linand was
switched to my extension.
"When you get your deal done, we'd like to
do a sports story on you," I said.
certainlyGood," he said. "I'll be happy to talk to
you. Make me look good, please."
The press release notes that Kitson was a No.
3 draft pick by the Packers after graduating
from Wake Forest and played for Bart Starr
from 1980-1985. He spent one more year with
but som Landry's Dallas Cowboys before retiring.
In his official photo he looks far too slim to
have been an offensive lineman.
"I look a lot different then than I do now,"
said Kitson.
Just know this: Sydney Kitson may not have
likbeen a big-time player infootball, but he's
certainly become a big-time player in real
Babcock may not be as famous a piece of
ground as "the frozen tundra of Green Bay,"
but leasomeday it could become an even bigger
c. than the one in Wisconsin.
Quick Jump Starts
1. Bravo all the changes in the NHL rules,
like eliminating the red line, but first they've
saying to educate America only what a red line is in
the first place.
2. Today I salutrricane ankid from Texas who
lea-ned how to ride a big fast."
3. A piece of the New England Patriots' heart
illmor andbe missing this year while Tedy Bruschi
sits out.
4. Don Shula's diss of Jimmy Johnson,
schoaying Dan Marino "only had once coach,"
wa This very un-Shula like fora man of his
gentlemanly demeanorn-Ven but it was a good one.
5aag Ex-UM Hurricane and Denver Bronco
Rubin Carter, a man of integrity, great sense of
aftemor and strong work ethic, was a wonderful
a fice by Florida A&M as new coach.
This Just In:StuffWe're gonna miss Dan Back.
ahnd Scottie Hayes on AM 1320 WAMR,
Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, who had the plug
plled on them after the station dropped the
sports format. The least Clear Channel
Management could have done was to have
givn them warning before pairing them on the
aftemoon show and then giving them pink slip
a few weeks later.
Short Stuff

What were the SEC coaches smoking when
they picked Vanderbilt quarterback Jay. Cutler
over Florida's Chris Leak for the pre-season
All-SEC team? ... Having seen Steve
Spurrier's lousy imitation of an irate Kenny
Rogers, the 01' Ball Coach better not give up
his day job for one as a comedic impersonator.
Nothing But 'Net
(with help from Buddy's Cyberfriends)
Buddy's Believe It Or Not
'(but don't ask him to prove it)
1. In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were
secured on bed frames by ropes. When you
pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened,
making the. bed firmer to sleep on. Hence
"goodnight, sleep tight."
2. Each king in a deck of playing cards
represents a king from history: Spades --King
David; Hearts Charlemagne; Clubs --
Alexander the Great, Diamonds -- Julius
3. Okay, take out your calculators:
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 =
12,345,678,987,654,321. Go figure.
Buddy: Your excellent recent Sunday
column about Michelle Wie brought to mind a
lot of thoughts about child prodigies, stage
moms and the role of the press in these matters.
There is no doubt that Michelle Wie is a child
prodigy. Although she is only 15, it is not a
stretch to see that she might become one of the
greatest golfers of all time. Notice that I did not
say female golfer! You were right to remind
your. readers that Michelle is only 15 and that
maybe she should not be criticized at all
especially by the media, but it is also true her
parents are guiding her life and since they have
put her out there for all to see, I suppose that
she is "fair game" for any critic. This must be a
very hard call for the media, because, once
again, she is only a kid.
--Jim Wasowksi, Rotonda
JJM: So who do we blame if she bombs out
and her life becomes a wreck?
Bumper sticker, sign or tee-shirt
1. If You Can Read This, I've Lost My
2. Light travels faster than sound. This is
why some people appear bright until you hear
them speak.
3. Illiterate? Write For Help
A change ahead for "Big Money"
The Broncos are counting on ex-Gator
Gerard "Big Money" Warren to shore up their
defensive line this season. But "Big Money"
will have to hope his gangster/rapper image
problems in Cleveland don't follow him to the
Mile High City. Ever since his quote about Ben
Roethlisberger, borrowed from rapper Tricky
Daddy, got him in big trouble with the
Cleveland media "Kill the head and.the body
dies" the former Union County High School
star has been persona non grata amongst the
Brownies. "He became a poster child for
everything bad in Cleveland," said the former
Browns position coach, Andre Patterson, now
with Denver.
Today's Proverb
Anybody can make history. Only a great
man can write it
And good morning...
... Lightning hockey fans. Dust off all those
Stanley Cup shirts and get ready for pucks to
fly again in October.
Buddy can be heard on Tuesday, Thursday
and Friday mornings in Ocala-Gainesville on
the Brady Ackerman Show at WMOPcom and
Friday's at 6:40 p.m. on KKFN at fan950.com

Dove Club Permits Still Available
The Florida fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
still has Dove Club Permits remaining for some of their special-
opportunity dove fields throughout the state.
:' Permits area available for Caravelle Ranch (Putnam County),
Hilochee (Polk County), Lake George Dexter/Mary Farms Unit
(Volusia County), Parker Road (Alachua County) and Schneider
Farms (Escambia County.
: Dove Club Permits can be purchased at any county tax
collector's office, authorized license agent, online at
1yFWC.com/dove or by calling 1-888-HUNT-Florida (489-
8356),toll free from anywhere in the United States or Canada.
Permits are available on a first-come, first-served basic and
allow one adult and one youth (under age 16) to participate in all
scheduled hunts for a designated dove field (up to 8 days). These
half-day hunts cost $150 and enable the permit holder and youth to
both take a daily bag limit of birds.
< For more information on these great dove-hunting
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Course To

Be Offered
There will be a Hunter
Safety Course offered at First
Baptist Church on the
following dates: August 8 9,
6-9 P.M.; August 15 & 16, 6 -
9 P.M. and on Saturday,
August 20 at 8:30 A.M. All of
the night classes will be held at
the church and the Saturday
class will be held at the Firing
Range at Cross City
Correctional Institution
Training Building.
This 16-hour course,
divided into 5 classes, is
offered to anyone 11 years of
age or older and meets the
requirements that are necessary
to purchase hunting license.
This course also meets the
requirements for any state that
requires a hunter safety course
before you can hunt in their
For additional information
please call 498-5107.

Marching Bears Summer Band

Camp Kicks Off Season of Music

.. ... .

Pictured above are the members of the Bears Marching Band and Guard, getting a head start on this years'
season of music at Summer Band Camp.
The Dixie County High School Marching Bears Band met this week for their Summer Camp.
Drum Majors Melissa Konkol and Krissy Locke will lead the Band this season with a "Children's
Show" and have only a few months to-get their music and routine down before Bear Football begins.
No, worries, the young musicians are talented, enthusiastic and ready to bring spirit and showmanship
to the games.
If you haven't already signed up for your Band Calendar, they are on sale now. Cost is $5.00,
which includes five listings. The calendars should be in by December, just in, time for a great
Christmas gift!

Future Bears......

Dixie Youth Football League Camp Held

These young men were participating in the Dixie Youth Football League Camp on Saturday
morning when. they took a break from practice and came to watch as the new Bear sculpture was
put in place in front of the DCHS cafeteria. The day will come too soon, and these young men
will be playing for the Bears. Keep up the good work!

The Dixie Youth Football League Football Camp was held this past Thursday through Saturday.
The camp was a huge success thanks to great kid and parent cooperation and participation.
The Board for Dixie Youth Football League would like to say a big thanks to all the kids and
parents. We would also like to thank Brent and Robin Wilkerson for all of their time and support
with this camp.
Please remember, you still have time to include your child in this league if you have not done so
already. You can do this by contacting Mark Hatch ai 498-2856, Jeff or Julie Corbin at 542-9319,
Buddy or Tracy Locke at 542-3453, or Dewey or Mickey Miller at 498-0008.
The deadline to sign cheerleaders up is August 1, 2005. The deadline to sign up football players
is August 12, 2005.
The first practice for cheerleaders and football players will be Monday, August 8, 2005 at 6:00
P.M. at Dixie County High School. Please meet under the trees behind the cafeteria.
The season will begin Saturday, September 3, 2005, and will be held in Chiefland. The time will
be announced later. Please mark your calendars and plan to come out and support our kids.

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Through thoughtful planning,
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transforming hours on the
road' into a fun time for the
whole family.
Are We There Yet?
Children can easily become
restless when riding in a car
for an extended time. Two
keys to successful road trips
are activity and variety.
Break up the monotony of the
drive with frequent stops to
see interesting landmarks,
or simply get out of the car
and stretch your legs-many
, U.S. highways still feature
roadside rest stops with
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restrooms. While traveling,
it is also important to remem-
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ensure this is to pack a pic-
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Z out new, exciting restaurants
along the way.
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At home and on the road,
S. parents want their kids to eat
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In a recent Snack Survey com-
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C trade that item for candy,
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310 Letter Word
WEIRD NEWS by Sander
There are two things amazing
about this story. First, that a
310-letter word actually exists
and second, that a 9-year-old
boy from New Jersey learned
to spell it! Young Aaron Zweig
'had already learned to spell
two, extremely long words,'
us but was then challenged by
his teacher to learn the giant
word. Teacher Ruth Kalata
said, "I told him he should
come back to me when he had
learned the word, thinking he
never would but two weeks
later he was back and spelled it
in front of my class." And as
for that 310-letter word -- all
we can tell you is it was used
by medieval scribes to refer to
someone who practices
divination or forecasting by
means of phenomena and starts
with "Ornicopy..." and ends
with "ulinaniac." When Aaron
spelled the- word correctly in
class he paused part way and
told 'the class not to worry
because he was almost done.
(Randolph Recorder)
Forget the apple -
A beer a day can help to keep
the doctor away. Studies show
that moderate imbibing of the
frothy brew lovers the risk of
heart disease by as much as 40
percent and stroke by up to 30
percent. One reason why beer
seems to be good for
everybody is that the alcohol in
it raises the level of HDL (or
good) cholesterol and helps
prevent blood clots. For the
record, docs consider moderate
drinking to be two 12-ounce
beers a day for men and one for
women. Drinking more, they
warn, can be bad for you,
actually increasing the risk of

cardiovascular disease.
(National Examiner)
If you want to lose weight.-
- or at least not get fat -- go'to
bed. It turns out that people
who sleep too little have' a
much higher risk for obesity.: A
very large study from
Columbia University and St.
Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital :in
New York has found a strong
link between the amount of
sleep people regularly get at
night and their overall risk of
becoming obese. Those who
sleep less than four hours3of
sleep a night are 73 percent
more likely to become obese
than those get the
recommended seven to nine
hours of rest. In addition,
people who average about five
hours of sleep a night have a 50
percent greater risk of
becoming fat, while those who
get six hours have a 23 percent
higher risk.
How you, sleep says a lot about
your personality, at least
according to an article in
Redbook magazine.
* Hugging your pillow '-
Indicates you seek out
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* Lying diagonally across the
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shows that you're generous to
yourself. .
* Kicking off the sheets and
blankets -- Forgoing, security
blankets means you don't
always allow others to help
* Huddling under the sheet
and blankets -- No you're not
just cold! This indicates you
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The Beautiful Mexican
"The beautiful Mexican." That's what the crowd in Tijuana
watching the young dancer called her. And could she dance! Let
me tell you, she could. Even at 15 years old, she could hold hqr
own with the best of them. And she came by it naturally. Hqr
father Edwardo Cansino was a dancer, and he had taught
Margarita. Now, the student was.upstaging the teacher, as so often
happens. It was Margarita's turn to shine and she was doing that
very well.
It may have been just a little cantina in Tijuana, but; to -
Margarita, it was as good as the Hollywood Bowl. She was
performing. Oh, she knew that she was going to be famous. She
said so often. And the time was right. You see, there were very
few Hispanic stars in the 1930s, but Margarita and her father really
didn't see that as a problem. It was time for one,, and. Margatita
was ready to take the lead. Even a top Hollywood talent scout like
Winfield Sheenan thought so too. As a matter of fact, those were &
his very thoughts as he sat and watched the lovely young Mexican
woman dance that night in Tijuana.
She was beautiful and she was Mexican. Well almost. She
was beautiful very beautiful but she wasn't Mexican. No, she
was of Spanish descent. Her father was from an aristocratic family
in Spain. Her mother was a direct descendent of the Pilgrims who
settled around Boston. So Margarita was Hispanic all right, but
not Mexican. Would that be a problem? The talent scout for
Warner Brothers didn't know, but he knew talent when he saw it
and he knew star quality. So he made arrangement for her, to
appear in a bit part in a movie starring the Brazilian bombshell
Delores del Rio. Her father got a walk-on part too.
So it was that the beautiful young Mexican girl came to
Hollywood to make a name for herself. And boy did she ever! I
mean, this woman went on to become one of Hollywood's biggest
and most glamours stars. She caught the attention of such mega
stars as Victor Mature and Georgie Jessel, Gary Merrill and Glei)
Ford, each of whom ask her to marry him. She said no. Orsori
Wells also asked, and she said yes.
Have you heard of her? Oh, sure you have. And you've seen
her in a dozen movies and thousands of magazines. But you
probably never knew that she was this country's first Hispanic
superstar. She was. You see, that little tag of "the beautiful
Mexican," well that seems to have been left behind. This gorgeous
woman of many talents is not with us anymore, but I thought you'd
like to know who she was, really! Well, It's a Little Known Fact
that Margarita Cansino, daughter of Edwardo and Volva Cansino;
took her mother's maiden name for her own, and was in fact this
country's first Hispanic superstar. But I'm sure you will always
remember her the way I do: as the very beautiful Rita Hayworth..

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PFC Aaron Caines Graduates

from Army Basic Training at Fort

Benning, GA

Aaron, Devin & Erin Caines
July 21st, 2005 was a big day for PFC Aaron Caines and
his family. His family traveled to Ff. Benning, GA for his
graduation from Boot Camp. Since May 9th, 2005 was the last
contact except by telephone it was a great time of celebration.
His wife, Devin M. Caines, 6 months old baby Erin, Grandpa
and Granny (Ben and Mary Barber), and of course mom (Carla
Downing) spent time with Aaron Wednesday and Thursday.
I Aaron was flown to Ft. Sam Houston, TX on Friday and will
serve 17 weeks in Advanced Individual Training (AIT) to become
an Army Medic. Hopefully, after this he will get some time off to
welcome his expected child in early December.
, We are proud of you, Aaron! Love, your entire family!!!!!!!!!

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to announce it will be offering a Basic Law Enforcement Program
in the Curriculum Maintenance System (CMS) format, scheduled
to begin on August 22, 2005 at a cost of $1,999.43. This program
will be conducted at the Criminal Justice Training Center at
Olustee, Building 3, Lab 3. The class meets 8 a.m. through 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday (and possibly some weekends).
All applicants must meet the minimum requirements of the
Florida Basic Abilities Test for Law Enforcement, and a criminal
history fingerprint check. There will also be a Mandatory Pre-
registration/Orientation meeting August 1, 2005 at 8 a.m. at the
Olustee Campus.
All interested applicants need to call the Law Enforcement
Division at (386) 754-4391 or (386) 754-4303 for more
Farm Credit of North Florida,

Since 1988, Farm Credit of North Florida has refunded almost
80 million dollars in patronage or profit sharing to
member/borrowers. Each year a portion of the refund is paid in
cash with the remainder retained as allocated surplus to be
revolved at the discretion of the board of directors.
Farm Credit of North Florida recently returned over 4 million
dollars in cash to eligible members\borrowers. A portion of this
resulted in over 11% of the customer\members 2004 interest
expense being returned due to the cooperative structure of Farm
Farm Credit of North Florida President, Charles Thompson
said" the patronage refund offers a distinct advantage to our
member\borrowers and can lower their effective interest rate
significantly." This is tangible evidence the cooperative principles
work and are a huge benefit to our members, said, Henry (Buddy)
Frazee, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Farm Credit of
North Florida.
Patronage refunds, allowing eligible members to share in the
profits of the association, differentiate Farm Credit from other
lenders. The locally elected board of directors who are also
member\borrowers determines the amount of the refund each year.
Farm Credit of North Florida is a rural lending cooperative
specializing in financing real estate, home purchase, construction,
refinance, and a wide range of agricultural related lending products
is available.

Assembly Of Fine Artists To Exhibit

Portraits At Tri-County Bank
Announcement was made at the Assembly of Fine Artists:
meeting July 21st held at "Storybook House", 74 S.E. 870 Street,
Old Town, that varied members would be exhibiting at Tri-
County Bank, Trenton commencing week of July 25.
Names of those exhibiting are Lester Swain, Harvey L. Wall,
Sonja Miller, Barbara CR Moore, Ricki McNeill, Tigh Moore,
Gene Stedman and Ann Chewning. Subjects vary from portraits
of famous persons, animals, flowers, seascapes, local and foreign'
Mediums range from acrylic, pastel, oils, photography and
metals. The artwork can be purchased after the exhibit.
Raffle items have been donated by Florida Forest Products
and Hitchcock's Foodway to benefit the Assembly of Fine Artists.


Governing Board Meeting
On Tuesday, August 9, 2005, the Suwannee River Water
Management District's Governing Board will meet at 9:AM at
District Headquaters, Hwy 49 and 90 East, Live Oak, Florida. The
meeting is to consider District business and conduct public
hearings on regulatory and land acquisition matters. A workshop
will follow the Board meeting.
All meetings workshop, and hearings are open to the public.


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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, July 28, 2005

Regular Meeting
Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners
Dixie County
Courthouse Commission
Meeting Room
Cross City, Florida
10:00 AM June 2, 2005
The Dixie County Board of County
Commissioners of Dixie County,
Florida, met on Thursday, June 2.
2005, at 10:00 AM in a regular
meeting, in the County
Commissioner's Meeting Room, in the
Dixie County Courthouse. Cross City,
Marcus A. Hays, Chairman
John L. Driggers, Vice-Chairman
James T. Valentine
Hoyt J. "Buddy" Lamb
Alton J. Land
Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk of Court
Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk
Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
Joey Lander, County Attorney
The meeting was called to order by
the Chairman, Marcus A. Hays.
Invocation by Commissioner
Pledge to flag led by Commissioner
Welcome by Chairman Hays.
Commissioner Hays informed the
public' that Joey Lander, County
Attorney, is in a court hearing and
would be detained. The public
hearings can not .proceed without him,
so they will be done upon his arrival.
Ms. Osteen presented the Monthly
Caseload and Appeals Report for the
Month of May, 2005..
Mr. Prater presented the DC
Veterans Service Report for May 2005.
He commented that a comparison with
two nearby counties shows that last
year 2,050 Dixie County veterans
received a total of $11,545,000 in VA
benefits, which averages out to a little
over $5,600 each. This compares
favorably with Gilchrist County and
Taylor County.
In his report. Mr. Prater states that he
doesn't take credit for any of this.
Dixie County has a considerable
number of veterans needing services in
comparison with .the total population,
and the VA has been reasonably
responsive in most cases. Generally
speaking, we are not in an adversarial
position with the VA.
A copy of some data made available
at the training and re-certification
conference in Jacksonville Mr. Prater
attended was attached to his report.
Joe Ruth reported to the Board that
May 2005 was a record month for solid
waste revenues. The debris tickets are
elhing reallI .ell and he i- ,rkln ,n'
the training .L'chedule for employees.
Thirty-six (36) new dumpsters have
been purchased. Mosquito spraying
has been Ytemporarily delayed until next
week due to inclement weather.
Mr. Dick Edwards came before the
Board and presented the Dixie County
Grants. Status Report dated June 2,
2005. The Dixie County SHIP Waiting
List was,,attached to the report. It
contains 50 names; over 147
applications are' on file that have been
prioritized and will continue to be
ranked to insure that there are always
50 names ready to process.
SHIP: The DC SHIP Tracking
"Reports from 2001-2002 through 2004-
2005 have been completed and sent to
the Florida Housing Coalition, for
review. This completes a major
requirement of bringing the DC SHIP
Program into performance compliance.
Mr. Edwards stated that immediately
after today's meeting he will be driving
to Pensacola -to attend the Florida
Housing- Finance Corporation's
Hurricane Housing. Recovery
Workshops that will be conducted
tomorrow, DC is scheduled to receive
$451,839 for the Hurricane Housing
Recovery Program, another $90,368
from the Supplemental Funding for
Extremely Low Income Households
and another $60,245 from the
Supplemental Funds for Community
Collaboration Project Allocation.
These funds total $602,452 in disaster
recovery funding for the County. ..He is
attending the workshops to find out
What the requirements are to receive
these funds.
,CDBG: The DC 2005-2006
Community Development Block Grant
Housing Revitalization application
ranks 6tn after the DCA's initial scoring
process of all applications received as,.
'of the May 19'a deadline. The
apphlc3ation should be funded for
$S ?0.0i1n..
SThe CDBG Economic Development
Grant was discussed. Mr. Edwards
staled that if they are interested in
making application for this grant, not is
the time to apply, because this money
will be depleted within six months.
Commissioner Hays is to notify Mr.
The CDBG Close-out that was
submitted can not be closed until the,
unused funds in the amount of
approximately $12,000 for
administrative fees is returned to the

Motion by Commissioner Driggers,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
afid carried to close out the grant and
approve the payment of funding to be
returned to the State. Payment for the
remarninin invoices are to come from
General Fund.
'Chad Reed presented the Dixie
County EMS Monthly Reports for
Emergency and Non-emergency calls
for the Month of May 2005.
-He presented a copy of a letter from
the Florida 'Department of Health
regarding the award of an emergency
medical services 75/25 matching grant
in the amount of $79,951 to assist in
the purchase of six '(6) resuscitation

systems. The local match of 25% is
A memorandum from Larry Grubbs,
Forest Area Supervisor with the
Florida Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services was presented to
the Board regarding a list of approved
items for purchase through the
Volunteer Fire Assistance Federal
Funding 50/50 Grant.' The FED Cost
.Share amount is $$19,300.
A Radio List for all full and part time
EMS staff with contact numbers was
Motion by Commissioner Land,
seconded by Commissioner Driggers
and carried to proceed with the grant.
ISO ratings for Dixie County were
discussed. Chad stated that he is trying
to come up with an ISO study to see
what we need to do to improve the
rating for the county.
National Fire Services offers an
agreement for 14 months that includes
a drought study. They took a southern
county comparable to DC from a 10 to
a 4. It will help DC citizens by
reducing their insurance rates and will
include Horseshoe Beach. It will cost
$15,000 and will come from the fire
departments budget.
Motion by Commissioner Valentine,
seconded by Commissioner Driggers
and carried to enter into the agreement
with NFS.
Chad discussed the bid opening for
the Horseshoe Beach Canal Dredging
Project. Three bids were received and
they were opened at 10:00 A. M. on
May 24, 2005 in the Commissioners'
Conference Room. Bids received were
as follows:
I)Ed & Sam's Construction-
2)Energy Resources-744,000
3)Subaqueous Services, Inc.-593,000
A letter from Frank Darabi and
Associates, Inc. recommending that
Dixie County award the.project to the
low bidder, Subaqueous Services, Inc.
was presented. Funding for the project
will be 90% provided by FEMA, 5%
by the State and 5% by the County.
This project was directly caused by the
2004 Hurricanes.
Motion by Commissioner Valentine,
seconded by Commissioner Driggers
and carried to approve the award to
Subaqueous Services, Inc. as presented
by Mr. Reed.
Commissioner Hays inquired about
the Jena Fire Station progress.
Mr. Reed stated that they are
working on finding a contractor. He
thanked the Board for their support of
the EMS and Fire Departments.
,Mr. Rollison came before the Board
regarding the surveying going on by
his home.
Commissioner Hays stated that it
will be discussed during a public
hearing later in the meeting.
Arthur Bellot appeared before the
Board and presented the revised
Reimbursement Agreement for the
Small County ,Road Assistance
Program/Resurfacing of CR 351 A
South from .CR351 to CR351. The
Fl,.rid. Depanmeni of Transportation
agrees to panicipate -1 15.342 in
funding of this project. Dixie County
agrees to be responsible for bearing all
expenses in excess of the FDOT
participation amount. Mr. Bellot
recommended the agreement for
Motion by Commissioner Driggers,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to approve the agreement.
Carla Downing, Deputy Clerk of
Court, presented Resolution No. 2005-
21, a resolution authorizing an
agreement between the Dixie County
Board of County Commissioners and
the Florida Department of
Transportation relating to 'the'
resurfacing of CR351A South from
CR351 (SR55) to CR351- (SR55) in
Dixie County, designating signatories
for approval and signature by the
Chairman, Marcus A. Hays. This
resolution must be approved and a
certified copy mailed to the FDOT
along with the agreement concerning'
The Board agreed to approve this
resolution and to make this part of the
previous motion.
Arthur presented the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services Contract for Sale
and Purchase Deposit /Receipt
Agreement for the Sunnyvale Tower
Property. The agreement requests a
deposit of earnest money in the amount
of $1,320.00 which is 10% of the
purchase price of $13, 200 that was
approved by the BCC last year and is a
budgeted item.. The balance of
$11,880 will be paid at the time of
closing which will be'within 60 days of
the execution of this Agreement.
Mbtion by Commissioner Land,
seconded by Commissioner Lamb and
carried to approve the agreement and
the $1,320 deposit.
A letter from Frank Darabi was
presented to the Board informing them
that the permit for the transfer permit
expires on 7/16/06. The County will
need to apply for a renewal on or
before 1/16/06 and the cost of the
permit renewal is $28,000. This needs
t. be added to the 2005-2006 budget
Anh-r Bellot read a letter submitted
to the DC County Commissioners
Leslie & Audrey Lambert and family
regarding their new home provided by
the SHIP Program. The Lamberts
expressed appreciation to Dixie County

for changing their lives and giving

them a sense of security. They thanked
the contractor, Keith Lemmon, for such
an excellent job and highly
recommended him to others, as well as,
sub-contractor Val Rawlings.
Mr. Bellot reminded everyone about
the 2005 Cares Dinner on June 30'h at
6:00 P.M. at the Dwight Stansel Farm.
Commissioner Hays representing DC
will be at the 2:30 P.M. the same day.
NCFRPC will meet in Lake City on
Friday, June 10"' at Quail Heights.
Commissioner Driggers is a member of
the Council and will attend along with
Arthur Bellot, Billy Keen, Jack Spivey,
and John Jenkins. '
The Turner Point Boat Ramp Grant
Project/FRDAP should be starting back
up soon. The equipment has been
ordered for the park facility upgrade. It
has been delayed due to the high water

Jack Spivey presented the Building
and Zoning Department Report dated
May 31, 2005. He commented that it
has been a good month for permits
with the issue of 93 and total revenue
collected $38,335.32.
Mr. Spivey stated that he will be
attending a conference in St.
Petersburg next week. Contact John
Jenkins or Billy Keen while he is gone.
Howard Reed stated that he did not
receive any applications for a mechanic
and requested to re-advertise.
The Board agreed to re-advertise.
ROAD CLOSING-Portion of Leon
Street lying between Lots 2, 4, and 6,
Block 11 and Lots 7, 8, and 9 of Block
12 in Old Town, Florida. This action
is brought by petition to the Board by
Mr. Edward Sheppard.
Billy Keen read the petition for the
road closing. It is from US19 to the
first stop sign on Leon Street.
Commissioner Land stated that it is
supposed to be a trade out. Anderson
Columbia is to pave another road in
place of closing this one.
Motion by Commissioner Land,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to place signs on the
property notifying the public of the
proposed road closing and re-advertise
the petition.
Motion by Commissioner Valentine,
seconded by Commissioner Lamb and
carried to go into the Board of.
Special Exception Petition; Petition
SE-05-01, by Bob Cames to request a
special exception be granted to
construct a clay/dirt go-kart track on
the property parcel ID# 34-09-13-
4497-0000-0020. .Any interested
parties may appear and be heard with
respect to the proposed amendment.
Billy Keen read Petition SE-05-01.
Joey Lander stated that since it was
not going to be a business, Mr. Carries
is withdrawing his petition.
Bob Carnes discussed his project to
those present. He stated he has it
confined to .7 /2 acres for only family
and friends. We have put mufflers on
all go-carts.
Sharon Fronk, a neighbor to Mr.
Carries, came before the Board and
spoke against the go-cart track. She
stated that she would have no problem
with an occasional event. But it keeps
growing and growing. We retired here
in a residential area.
Joey Lander stated that it is a very
delicate situation when you talk about
public/private events. If it is a private
function on someone's private property
is not governed by the BCC. There is a
noise statute but it is not County. If
your sub-division has covenants and
restrictions, then it is a civil matter and
not a commission matter.
Commissioner Hays stated that this
Board does not enforce state laws.
This is a matter for the law.
enforcement agencies.
Mr. Carnes confirmed that he is
with-drawing his petition.
Joey Lander stated that there is no
action necessary by the Board. -
Adam Bennett stated that he recently
moved here and is concerned about the
Joey Lander stated for the record of
the minutes he received a call from an
individual in St. Petersburg that owns
adjoining property to Mr. Carnes that
expressed her objection to the petition.
Debra Alcorn Howerter spoke in
favor of Mr. Carnes' family events.
Robert Cummings, an individual that
has lived here for nine months spoke in
favor of the track.
Howell 'S. Hodge stated that they
have tried to comply with the requests
of the neighbors, but you can not
satisfy people all the time.
Mrs. Fronk stated that some of the
calls would not have been made if this
Board and Billy Keen had not told us
they were not to run until the public
Variance Petition; Petition V-05-03, by
Svein Dyrkolbotn to request a variance
on heights and setbacks on property
described as: Tract or parcel of land in
Lot 525, Suwannee Shores Addition
No. 3, as recorded in Plat Book 1, page
55 of the Public Records in Dixie
County, FL and more... (See Dixie
County Advocate, issue 5/26/05 for
More particular description.)
Billy Keen presented Petition V-05-
03 to the Board.
Donnie Ellington, Royal Coast
Condominiums addressed the Board
regarding this petition. He presented a
preliminary plat for review by the
Board, It is a 3 story building with 39
units. A final plat will be presented
later for approval.
Commissioner Hays discussed the
need for developers to help with water
distribution and how he is encouraged
that they are willing to help.
Mr. Ellington stated that it is
encouraging because it is unusual for
competitive developers to sit down and
come to this type of agreement.
The traffic issue was discussed and
Mr. Ellington stated that it is not a big
concern as is the sewer & water issue.

He agreed to bring back a traffic
statement at a later date.
Commissioner Valentine inquired
about the 10 ft. setback requested.
Billy Keen stated that this will be an
issue for private owners if it is
approved. I get this request quite
Commissioner Hays stated that he
will only agree to a 15 ft. setback.
Debra Alcorn-Howerter inquired
about height restrictions.
Motion by Commissioner Driggers
on behalf of Commissioner Hays,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to approve the preliminary
and the variance for 15 ft. setbacks.

Zoning Change; Petition ZC-05-06, by
Svein Dyrkolbotn to request a zoning
change from RSF/MH-2 to PRD on
property described as: Tract or parcel
of land in Lot 525, Suwannee Shores
Addition No. 3, as recorded in Plat
Book I, page 55 of the Public Records
in Dixie County, FL and more... (See
Dixie County Advocate, issue 5/26/05
for more particular descriptionn)
Motion by Commissioner Driggers
on behalf of Commissioner Hays,
seconded by Commissioner Lamb and
carried to approve the zoning as
, presented.
Zoning Change; Petition ZC-05-05, by
Dana Talbot G.M., DBA Casa Nueva
LLC, to request a zoning change from
RSF/MH-1 to PRD on property
described as: Lot 10 BIk B also a
fraction of Lot 9 adjacent to Lot 10 BIk
B, Big Bradford S/D and Lot I of
Suwannee River Park S/D Unit 2.
Parcel No. 30-13-12-3500-000B-0100.
Billy Keen read Petition ZC-05-05.
Motion by Commissioner Driggers,
seconded by Commissioner Lamb and
carried to approve the request. .

access across county property.
Preston Chavous informed the Board
that Ause Brown met with him and told
him he would sell him everything he
owned in Suwannee except the Caron
Property. Mr. Brown prepared the
Commissioner Hays stated that a
meeting will be scheduled for review
of this matter at a later date.
Billy Keen informed the Board that
Jimmy Butler, Dixie Realty, has
introduced a project for the
Bloodworth property in Jena:
Commissioner Valentine stated he
has water distribution concerns.
A presentation was made regarding a
proposed project called Suwannee
Sunset Condos. It would be builtin 2
phases of 12 units and 18 units totaling
30 units at the Millers Marina site. The
contamination spill in 2000 should be
all removed by August 05. The
Suwannee Water Sewer Board has
been contacted.
Arthur Bellot inquired about the
public having access to the boat ramp.
The gentlemen stated that the boat
ramp will be moved toward the store
and.will be for the condo owners and
their guests.
This is for information purposes
only. It will come back before the
Board at a later date for approval.

county park is being neglected by the
caretaker. The county is losing money.
He said that some of the campers have
tried to give the money, to him and he.
tells them he is not the caretaker.
Commissioner Valentine is to look-
into the matter.
Commissioner Valentine stated that
he wants a letter sent to the Game and
Fish Commission/FWC to get Sink
Creek and Pine Log Creek Road fixed
for access to Diamond Loop.
Arthur Bellot presented a letter from
Charles F. Justice, North Central
Florida Regional Planning Council
regarding the Fiscal Year 2006, Local
Government Comprehensive Planning
Services provided. The cost for their
services will reflect an increase from
$10,000 not to exceed $11,500. This
needs to be taken into consideration
and planned for the new budget year.
Eddie Rhodes has submitted his
Arthur Bellot mentioned the
requested letter from the Florida
Department of Revenue regarding the.
1% Infrastructure Tax distribution..
The Board requested for Joe Hubert
Allen to write the letter.
Email from Carol West, Suwannee
Chamber of Commerce, states that
Allen Boyd will pass thru Dixie
County today. He was able to get
another $500K for the McGriff
Channel re-dredging project through
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
to pursue the grant for the. Economic
Development Grant for Dixie Waste
Chad Reed came before the Board
and presented "Road Impact Fees-Fee
Schedule" information. After some
discussion, Chad stated that he is
uncomfortable to pursue without
professional input. He commented that
he could put it together with input from
departments regarding capital growth.
(1) Each department would need to
turn in capital growth projections. (2)
Come up with a plan. (3) Advertise for
next meeting to vote on the proposal.
Arthur informed the Board that he
has a 5 year projection that was done
several years ago; we can work off of
Board agreed for them to go forward
with this.
Commissioner Land stated that he
needs the mowers going. He would.
like to hire someone for the 4h mower.
Part-time would be okay.
Vendor 11010 -11135
Payroll 10634- 10745
Motion was made by Commissioner
Lamb, seconded by Commissioner
Driggers and carried to adjourn at 2:26
Marcus A. Hays, Chairman & Joe
Hubert Allen, Clerk of Court

Those who think they
have no time for bodily
exercise will sooner or
later have to find time for
iJ-Edward Stanley




.FOr All




My Rtules for Safety
Before I go anywhere, 1 always
check first with my parents or the
person in charge. I tell them where
I am going, how I will get there, who
will be going with me, and when I'll
be back. ,
I check first for permission from
my parents before getting into a car
or leaving with anyone even
someone I know. I check first be-
fore changing plans or accepting
money, gifts, or drugs without my
parents' knowledge.
3 It is safer for me to be with other
people when going places or play-
ing outside. I always use the
"buddy system.".
4 I say NO if someone tries to touch
meinways that make me feel fright- .
ended, uncomfortable, or confused.,
Then I go and tell a grown-up I trust
what happened. *
I1 know it is not my fault if some-
one touches me in a way that is not
O.K. I don't have to keep secrets
about those touches.
I trust my feelings and talk to
Sgrown-ups about problems that are
too big for me to handle on my own.
A lot of people care about me and
will listen and believe me. I am not
SIt is never too late to ask for help.
I can keep asking until I get the help
I need,
$1 am a special person, and I deserve
to feel safe. My rules are:

PLANNING AGENCY-Concerning a Ms. Campbell spoke to the Board
Zoning Change; Petition ZC-05-08, by regarding her neighbor's excessive
Herman Sanchez to request a zoning animals that creates a serious smell and
change from AG to HI on the property excessive noise. A letter was presented
described as: Parcel No. 11-10-12- to the Board. This was brought before
0000-2657-0200 and Parcel No. 11-10- the Board, previously and the problem
12-0000-2657-0200. (See Dixie has not improved.
County Advocate, issue 5/26/05 for The Board referred them to the
more particular description.) health department and humane society.
Billy Keen read Petition ZC-05-08. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Bill Rollison objects to the zoning Commission Minutes, Regular
change. Meeting of May 19th, 2005 presented
Larry Crow spoke relating to the for approval.
zoning change. He stated that they Joey Lander stated he has read the
have concerns from neighbors about minutes and find them in order for
the operation of the plant. It will be approval.
self contained; no smoke, no smell or Motion by Commissioner Driggers,
odors of any kind. There will be no seconded by Commissioner Valentine
sorting and it is a 6-8 hour process. and carried to approve the minutes as
There will be no water runoff; Traffic presented.
is another concern. We propose to JOE HUBERT ALLEN, CLERK OF
build a road off Rollison Road to the CLERK
facility across from the county transfer AAction Item : Request from
site. Sheriff, Dewey Hatcher, Sr. for Budget
Commissioner Hays stated that Mr. Amendment for the operation of the
Rollison had a question about noise. Dixie County Sheriffs Department for
Mr. Michael Dakis stated that there FY 10/01/04 09/30/05 in the amount
will be absolutely no noise, no smell, of $1,112.34 regarding 2004-2005
arid no smoke. The chambers close to VOCA, Grant No. V4181 presented.
contain the waste and break it down to Also, request Payment of Funds under
ash. Grant No. 2005-CJ-K3-03-25-01-205;
Commissioner Hays commented that payment remitted by the State of
it is monitored by the DEP. Florida Department of Community
Terry Langford, Dixie County Affairs to the DC BCC as requested in
Advocate, commented that it is the best Claim #1 2/9/05 in the amount of
thing for Dixie County. Our landfill is $15,405.98 and Claim #2 4/11/05 in
basically running out of space. This the amount of $37,540.33.
would be a win-win situation. Motion by Commissioner Driggers,
Mr. Dakis said that it could handle seconded by Commissioner Valentine
liquid waste and the by-product will be and carried to approve all the requests
ash. for Sheriff, Dewey Hatcher, Sr.
Joe Ruth, Solid Waste Coordinator, BlAction ItemI: The Dixie County
spoke in favor of the project and feels Public Library has. received a donation.
that. it will be very good for the in the amount of $75 00. Cindy Bellot,
County. We transported 13 loads last Couni> Library Manager. request that
week to Greenville. the budget line nem i07295-552010 be
The question was asked as-to why amended to reflect an increase of
this site is a better site than the one $75.0.0 for the' fiscal year ending
requested in Old Town. September 30, 2005.
Commissioner Hays stated that the Motion by Commissioner Driggers,
Old Town site- was in a wet low area. seconded by Commissioner Valentine
It floods at certain times, and carried to approve the request by
There was a traffic inquiry and'the Mrs. Bellot.
response was that approximately 10-15 Cllnformation ItemI: In compliance
trucks will be taken daily. with Section 195.087, Florida Statutes,
Commissioner Lamb stated that the Proposed Budgets for Constitutional-
county and company need to look into Officers presented; submitted by J. Hal
what we can work out to reduce our Chewning, Jr., Property Appraiser,
cost for transporting our solid waste to Mae Beville, Supervisor of Elections,
the out of county facility. After Dewey H. Hatcher, Sr., Sheriff, Joyce
discussion, the Board agreed that they H. Davis, Tax Collector and Joe Hubert
would like to schedule a workshop. Allen, Clerk of Court.
Arthur Bellotspoke in favor of the DlInformation/Action ItemN: The
facility. He stated we are in fact facing Grant-in-Aid Agreement for the
a crisis with ever growing garbage and Courthouse Facilities possibly needs to
funding an ever expanding operation as be extended.
the county grows. The Board requested for Mr. Allen to
Mr. Crow stated that they could contact the correct parties and request
probably be up and running in one an extension.
year. ElInformation ItemN: Resolution No.
Joe Ruth commented that this new 2005-20, a resolution of the Board of
facility will need 25-30 employees. County Commissioners of Dixie
These will be new jobs in our area. County, Florida, vacating the road
Commissioner, Hays stated that a described in Suwannee, petitioned by
minimum of 25 will be needed to meet Richard Dallett. Approved 5/19/05.
, the requirement for the ED grant. COMMISSIONER ITEMS'
Motion by Commissioner Driggers, Commissioner Hays inquired about
seconded by Commissioner Lamb and the old jail building behind the
carried to approve the zoning request. courthouse.
The Board went back into the regular Commissioner Driggers discussed
Board of County Commission Meeting. the possibility of bringing it up to code
and restore it for office space.
BOB CONSTANT. NEW Commissioner Lamb stated that the
SUWANNEE PROPERTY OWNER Historical Society may be able to help
Mr. Bob Constant introduced himself with a grant and will check into it.
to the Board as an experienced real Arthur Bellot stated that he keeps an
estate person. He stated that he is eye on it because some of the local kids
familiar with zoning and variances and keep breaking the windows.
did not buy this property bn a whim. Commissioner Hays commented that
Herb. Raker reviewed, .the laud; Judy. some plywood needs to -be put over the
Swiston provided the title insurance, windows for safety reasons.
Since the last meeting, Parrish Commissioner Hays stated that Roy
surveyed the property again. He is the and Debbie Deweese were at the
one that surveyed the Colson property. meeting earlier and had to leave. They
The legal clearly includes this property are concerned about Hinton Landing
in question. Billy Keen gave me canals needing dredging work done.
permission to remove some trees and Jim Miller had concerns about it too.
fill in the low area based on this Arthur stated that we have the
Boards approval. approval for it to be. done and have
P K Beck, Attorney for Preston been waiting on the river waters to
Chavous came before the Board. He recede. He said he would get with Sea
stated that comments were made at the Tow and see if their quote is still good.
last meeting regarding the title to this Commissioner Hays stated he has
property. We will work together to received several calls about 55A
show that Mr. Chavous did own this traffic. It seems that out of town semi
property and had full rights to convey carriers are using it a lot.
the property to Mr. Constant. Joey Lander volunteered to contact
A copy of a letter from Judy the FDOT about the matter.
Swiston, Southern Abstract and Title, Bookie Hammonds came before the
was presented to each Commissioner, Board regarding a business in
the Clerk, County Attorney, and Arthur Horseshoe Beach using the county
Bellot regarding this property and the ballpark for customer parking.
last Board of County Commission He told Commissioner Valentine that
meeting. Ms. Swiston is in support the pipe that was run across his drive
that Preston Chavous was in fact the way has washed away his yard dirt. He
owner of the property sold to Mr. has hauled 3 loads of dirt into his yard
Constant. and it keeps washing the dirt away. He
Commissioner Hays stated that one needs it moved and his sand replaced..
of the Property Appraiser's Office staff Commissioner Valentine agreed to
workers is working on research of this move the pipe and replace 3 loads of
and unfortunately could not be here dirt. The Board agreed.
today. We would like to set up a Mr. Hammonds stated that the
meeting with all concerned county owns the ballpark and Mr.
Commissioner Driggers stated that Spradley owns the marina; he does not
the Board is in favor of solving this. have any parking place so the ballpark
Billy Keen question as to who is being used for his customers.
owned' the 25 x 75 feet strip of land. The Board agreed to look into the
Joey Lander stated that the Board's matter.
sole issue is whether or not to give Mr. Hammonds complained that thd

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, July 28, 2005

Miss Hannah Morrow
.Gongratulations to Hannah Morrow, she is 14 and in the 9th
grade& at DCHS. Hannah is the daughter of Ricky and Carol
Morrow, sister of Rachelle Morrow, granddaughter of Janice &
Grady Morrow' and Toby & Shirley Dickey; she has a host of
fan'ily and friends.
'Hannah has made a trip on a bus once a month for the last 6
months from Gainesville to Tampa for the Barbizon Modeling
School. She will graduate and have her fashion show August 28 h.
So'.far she has won Miss Congeniality, Top Monologue, Top Cold
Read, Top Commercial Read and Drama Queen award.
She is one of the top finishers at one of this years' International
Modeling & Talent Associations (IMTA) auditions, Ashton
Kuther, Jessica Biel, and Katie Homes were discovered by IMTA.
.,She has won the honor of representing herself in the
International 'Auditions to be held at the fabulous Westin
Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, CA, on January 9th. This is a
week long audition. There will be over 200 agents, modeling
companies, casting directors, magazine and television network
ex.cqtives waiting to neet with her. She will also be competing for
cash awards and scholarships.
"She will be very busy between now and January. She has an
imdgi)g session in Tampa August 1 and a photo shoot in Daytona
Beachli August 12"h. Patrick Johnson Acting & Motivational
Seminar, Aaron Marcus Marketing Seminar and several other
workshop classes are preparing her for monologues, sitcoms, cold
reals and commercials.
,kannah has shown determination, self-confidence, poise and
grit for entering, auditioning and competing. This is a once in a
lifetime opportunity and there is an opportunity for you to help
sponsor this young lady to excel in life and achieve her dream. It is
tax',deductible; there will be media exposure through newspapers,
TVa'nid stories of your representative attending the International
Competition. So if you receive a letter pertaining to "Hannah's
Dream," .please give serious consideration. We will be having
fundraisers in the future to help as well.
May God bless you every step of the way. We are all so very
proQ.d of you. Thank you to the ones who have already helped.

P6st 383
Renews Membership Drive
- Old Town, American Legion Post 383, after a successful 04/05
membership-recruiting year, in which Post 383 lead all posts in the
state, kicked off their 05/06 membership drive this past week. Post
adjutant; Ed Roche announced that first week results were very
satisfying in that 36 members renewed their membership, and nine
new members were added to the Post. Heading up the membership
drive this year will be Eugene Street, Vice-Commander and
Membership Chairman for the Post. Street iidicated it %aould be
very hard to duplicate last years' feat of 214% increase, but that
thePbst goal is to have 100% renewal by the end of November. In
orcer to encourage "Early Bird" renewal, there are incentives for
thcdse members that renew early, including a rib-eye steak dinner
with all the trimming to be held in late October,.and a drawing for
cash rewards, if the Post meets its 100% renewal deadline by
November 30th.
I Il O'Donnell and JR Coffey will head up the construction on
thd new' POD 'being installed starting this week. An outside
contractor will place the POD in position this week, while Bill and
JRt and other meibers-~of the Post perform interior work. It is
expected that the new section will be ready for occupancy by
September 1st. ,
iEven though. the Post is undergoing major construction, the
Tuesday and Friday night karaoke will continue starting at 7PM
and lasting until last call at 10:45PM. "Jade" will continue to
perform' on Saturday and Sunday nights, and the Auxiliary will
have their 50's, 60's and 70's theme music on Thursday. Monday
night is A]l a\ s Bingo night at the Post, and members must come
early to get a table. Starting time for the first game is 6:30PM.
'..Finally, the Post mourns the passing, of Gen. Westmoreland,
field commander of the American forces in Vietnam. He later
became Army Chief of Staff. He was buried this past weekend at
West Point, were he graduated in '1936 and was cadet first captain
his senior year, and later Superintendent of the Academy.
For God And Country

Contact: Eugene F Street, Press information officer.
pihofie: (352) 498-5499.

Springhouse Quilter's Guild News

4 I

Janice Roossien, left and Lois Johnson, right, show the
4-H girls the 'Log Cabin' block.
During the week of July 18 21, Springhouse Quilters hosted
an advanced 4-H sewing camp thru the coordination of Elaine
Faison, the Gilchrist County 4-H leader. Fourteen young ladies
spent 4 days learning different techniques related to
quilting/sewing. The different sewing/quilting techniques they
learned will last a lifetime and will provide them with sewing
information that they can use in their everyday life.
The Springhouse ladies helped the 4-H girls make 6 different
quilt blocks. They were the log cabin block taught by Janice
Roossien, a crazy patch block with Lois Scott as the leader, a red
work design of their choice by Cheryl Watson, a Sunbonnet Sue
block by Anna Gilliam, a block of their own design, and a hand-
print block they created using paint and their hand image. The
hand-print block was used as the autograph block for their work
and all the other girls autographed the block as a reminder of their
4-day camp together. On Thursday, Donna Hayes helped the
ladies make a beautiful purse for their own personal use.
Others who helped with the sewing camp were Betty
Williams, Lois Johnson,.Donna Tooke, Dee Gay, and Jane Boyd.
Upon completion of the camp, plans; were already beginning for
the summer 2006 4-H sewing camp. It is a wonderful experience
for the ladies of Springhouse to work with these young people and
see their enthusiasm learning to sew.
Those interested in the 2006 sewing camp should contact
Elaine Faison at the Gilchrist County Extension Office, for
complete information. Information relating to Springhouse
Quilters may be obtained from any member or by calling 463-
2207, Lois Scott, or Kay Fales, 490-7909.

Department Of Highway Safety
And Motor Vehicle Unveils Oasis
Tallahassee- The Florida Department of Highway Safety and
Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) announced the installation of a new
web based appointment scheduling system, giving Floridians.an
alternative to waiting in lines to receive their drivers license. The
system, Online Appointment Services and Information System
(OASIS), is now available in 30 counties throughout Florida,
including Dixie County.
Beginning July 15, 2005, Dixie County customers will be able
to schedule driver license appointments with their local state driver
license office., via ,,the internet ,by logging on to
http://oasis.hsminv.state.fl.us/. Currently,..customers may do this by
phone; however, this new option.:,allows them *to -set the
appointment themselves avoiding the need to call the driver license
office directly. This new alternative' also reduces the number of
telephone calls to department staff, allowing them more time to
serve customers in the office.
OASIS was made possible through a partnership between the
DHSMV and the Department of Hemeland Security's United
States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS
provided the new and innovative custom software that mirrors their
current system, InfoPass; a nationwide appointment system that
has successfully reduced or limited lines for immigration service
Online services for renewal of driver license and motor vehicle
registrations, ,renewal of disabled, parking placards and address
changes are still available at www.GoRenew.com.

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Preparation is Key 8
For Back To School
(NAPS)-When kids go
back to school, parents are
often challenged to squeeze
school activities into an
already busy day. Developing
a plan can help. Here are a
few simple tips:
Eliminate the morning
rush. Assemble outfits the
night before and place shoes,
backpacks, handbags, brief-
cases and jackets by the door.
Reduce car time.
Organize a carpool to cut
down the number of days you


need to drive the kids around.
Ask for help. Ask the
kids to plan lunches and
inform you of school activi-
ties. Keep a schedule on the
refrigerator for easy reference.
Snack right. For nutri-
tious on-the-go snacks, cut
up veggies and package them
in resealable bags and keep
an all-natural ZonePerfect.
Nutrition Bar in your bag or
briefcase. Nutritious snacks
can give you the energy and
nutrients you need for your
busy schedule.
Don't forget yourself.
Devote time just for you with
a lunch-hour walk or an early-
morning stretching session.

Hannah Jones

Celebrates Birthday!

Our Dearest Hannah,
We hope you have a wonderful Birthday,
may all the good things in life come your
way and all your hopes and dreams come
true. We love you very much and we are so
proud of you.
Happy Birthday!
Papa and Granny Corbin

Ladies Bible Study" i

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All Ladies OfThe Communitye Welco.e!

Nursery provided for all teaching sCssions. .

SSponsored by
4{ First Baptist Church of Cross City Florida and
Live the Lie Ministries ofCross a Cit, Floi.da. .

For More Information Call 498-5ro7

From The Superintendent's Desk
........ School Tax Levy
means $4.30 Increase
S!A Per$25,000 Taxable value
Florida State Legislature
sets the amount of local estate
tax that School Boards must
"., levy each year in order to
receive any money from the
State. It is called the Required
S"J2. Local Effort or RLE.
Superintendent Dennis Bennett A sample calculation of
what the new RLE rate would
mean to an average homeowner is provided below:
Sample Taxpayer has real estate valued at $50,000. It is their
home and they claim a homestead exemption of $25,000 resulting
in a taxable value of $25,000.

Previous (2004) School RLE was $5.252 per $1,000 value.
Proposed (2005) School RLE is $5.424 per $ 1,000 value.

Sample homeowners' Previous RLE School tax was $131.50
Sample homeowners' Proposed RLE School tax is $135.60

Increase to this taxpayer in RLE School tax is $4.30

In the previous year, this taxpayer had an $18.03 decrease in
RLE School Tax. This taxpayer has a net DECREASE over two
years of $13.73 in RLE.

According to the Certification of, School Taxable Value
received from the Property Appraiser's Office, the property values
this year in Dixie County have increased about $88,000,000. What
the public needs to know is that the required local effort portion of
the school budget is set by the State. When more local property
taxes are generated for the school budget, the State reduces the
amount they contribute.
The tax RATE that is discretionary (NOT required by the.State)
is not increasing and has not increased in many years.

FHP Checkpoints For August 1-31
The Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection checkpoints during the following dates:
August- 1-31 2005. These checkpoints will be held at the
following locations, in the following counties:
Dixie Chavous Rd, CR 55A, SR 349, CR 349, CR
351, CR 358, Willow Hole Road
Gilchrist SR 26 SR 49, SR 47, CR 138, SE 70th Ave, CR
232, CR 340, CR 341
Lafayette SR 20, SR 51, SR 53, SR 349
Levy SR 24, SR 45, SR 49, SR 121, SR 500, CR 320,
CR 3339, CR 341
CR 345, CR337, CR 335, CR316, CR 464, CR 323, CR 326
Troopers will focus on vehicles that are being operated with
defects and violations such as: worn / unsafe tires, bad brakes,
improper window tinting, cracked / broken windshields, unsecured
loads, and defective lighting. In addition, attention will be
directed to violations of: driver license laws, motor vehicle
registration laws, non-use of seatbelts and motor vehicle insurance
The Florida Highway Patrol has found these checkpoints to be
an effective method of enforcing state laws, which relate to the safe
and legal operation of motor vehicles.

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, July 28,.2005

Rotary Club Happenings
*The Rotary Club of Dixie County is asking the community to
help collect used eyeglasses. These glasses will be delivered to the
Lions Club who repairs and organizes them. They are then shipped
around the world for distribution by mission groups to those who
cannot afford or obtain eye care. There are collection boxes at the
Carriage Inn, Property Appraiser's Office, Judge Koberleins office,
Maine Connection Beauty Salon and First Baptist Church.
Anyone who would like to have a collection box at their place
of business, or has questions, please contact Cindy Anderson.
This collection will continue through August.
*The Rotary Club is also involved in a project within the
membership to fund the purchase of dictionaries for all third
graders. Dixie Rotary continues to raise American flags on 8
patriotic holidays throughout the year at the homes and businesses
of folks who purchase...for a mere $35.00 per year...the service of
providing the flag and placing it and removing it at each one of
these holidays. The funds collected from this and other money
makers provides support for many worthy causes throughout the
Dixie Rotary also provides at least 3 scholarships each year to
deserving seniors selected from the Rotary high school student
An invitation to be a Rotary student guest is an honor awarded
to outstanding high school seniors with a good academic history.
Each student attends 3 to 4 meetings and then gives a speech on
their last day. The Rotary Club looks forward to the Fall when our
high school seniors student guest return to the Wednesday lunch
'meetings at the Carriage Inn.
- The 100 year'old Rotary International continues to be one of
the most respected service organizations in this nation and around
the world. The Dixie Club was started in 1939 by businessmen
:who saw.the need for an organization of integrity such as Rotary.
,The club today continues the long tradition of service to the club,
the community and the world. Anyone interested in learning more
,about Rotary can log onto www.rotary.com or ask any Dixie

County Rotarian for information.

Give Blood,
Be A Summer
The citizens of Steinhatchee
will soon be rolling up their
sleeves and saving lives. On
Friday, August 5, LifeSouth
Community Blood Centers-
Civitan Region will co-host a
blood drive at Mason's Store
with the local elementary
school between the hours of 11
a.m. and 6 p.m. LifeSouth
invites all members of the
community to visit the drive
and make a donation.
"Those who donate will be
entered to win a gift certificate
from the Jiffy Store," said
Carolyn Quintanilla, district
director for LifeSouth. "We
like our donors to know how
much we appreciate them by
offenng, recognition items.
After all, only five percent of
the eligible U.S. population
gives blood, so we want them
to realize how special they
really are."
At the last drive held in
June, Ms. Pam Wessels won
the gift certificate from Sea
Hag Marina that was raffled
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.
For more information
about becoming a blood donor,
please contact LifeSouth at
(352) 334-1000 or visit
www.lifesouth.org. Donors
must be at least 17 years old,
weigh 110 pounds or more,
and have a valid photo I.D.
LifeSouth is the sole blood
supplier for 39 medical
facilities in 17 counties in
North Central Florida
including Shands at UF, the
VA Medical Center, and North
Florida Regional Medical
Center. LifeSouth is a
nonprofit, volunteer blood
center supplying more than 110
medical centers in Florida,
Alabama and Georgia.

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, July 28, 2005

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Call the Advocate Today 498-3312

I Robert Carter would like to say thank you
to the people who helped on my fund-raiser that
enabled me to go to the Florida High School
Rodeo State Finals. I had a bake sale and a
dinfier, we also sold raffle tickets on a pair of
gold earrings from Cheeks Drug Store. Leah
McClain was the Winner.
Jim, Alice Farrell, Mark Hatch & Family,
Ronnie Pinner, Wayne and Char Holinbaugh,
Julie Herring, Keith O'Neal, Keith Cranford,
Wayne, Sandy and John Rayborn, Lenton
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Edna Carter, Dixie Horseman Association,
Cindy Sikes, Alton Land, Wayne and Patti May,
and Main Connections.
I wouldn't have went without all of your
help. Thank you all so much. I won't ever forget
this. If I forgot anyone I am sorry. I would like
to take the time to thank the public for getting a
dinner or something from the bake sale or
buying a raffle ticket. The most important to me
is that my mom and dad stand behind me
through this event. I hope that I get to go to
Nationals this next year.
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Log Cabin

Log Cabin Quilters met
Thursday, July 21st at the Levy
County Quilt Museum. It was
show time again. On Tuesday,
ladies from Rainbow Estates,
came over and one of the
ladies brought a "Trip Around
The World" quilt top that was
made in the early 30's. We will,
put it in the frame as soon as'
another is out of the frame, it:
will be quilted by members as
well as the owner as often as
she can come over, it is quite a
ways to come, but they would
like to become members.
A first quilt top will be put
together and quilting will be
done at home. The pattern is
"Chum Wash" and we look
forward to putting it in the fair
in 2006.
We want to thank Wanda
and Bob Clemons for all the
yarn and thread they donated.
After the members got what
they could use to make things
for Shands and Hospice, we
took the balance up to Trin
County Nursing Home for
ladies to get their hands busy,
making what they could. Many
people in Nursing Homes need
to be busy, although we know
there is a lot of activity going
on, but sometimes just to sit
and knit or crochet is so
Lunch was again a feast
with Sour Kraut Casserole,
Green Beans, Rice, Cheese and
Macaroni Casserole,
Cauliflower with Cheese
Sauce, Salads, Betty's oh so
good Apple Pie, Marie's Peach
what-ever, Pound Cake,
Lemon Pie, and so much more.
There were 17 members
and 6 visitors

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5430 SE 193d Terrace
Hawthorne, FL 32640

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.: 002
May 23, 2002

Description of Property:

Parcel No.


Commence at the Northwest Comer of the
Northeast Quarter of the Southwest
Quarter (NE1/4 of SW 1/4) of Section 24,
Township 10 South, Range 9 East, as and
for the Point of reference, thence run
North 89D 27' 37" East along said half
section line 227.85 feet, thence run South
04D 50' East a distance of 354.9 feet to
the South side of a County Road to and for
the Point of Beginning, thence run South
01D 50' East a distance of 510 feet to the
thread of Rocky Creek, thence run
Southeast along said Rocky Creek a
distance of 113.8 feet, thence run North
01D 50' West a distance of 530.6 feet to a
point on the South side of County Road,
thence run North 77D 09' 53" West a
distance of 103.26 feet to the Point of

SUBJECT TO Mineral Rights of record.

SUBJECT TO a life estate in the grantors
and the survivors of the grantors, which
grantors hereby reserve unto themselves,

*Ronald L. Wilson, Tara L. Wilson, Victoria
L. Wilson, Ronda L. Wilson
P.O. Box 782
Steinhatchee, FL 32359
'*Victoria L. Wilson and Ronda L. Wilson
Rt. 4 Box 237A, Dade City, FL 33525

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 August 30th. 2005 at
11:00 A.M.

Dated this July 12, 2005
le Hubert Allen
blerk of the Circuit Court
Iixie County, Florida 32628
By: Caria B. Downing, Deputy Clerk


9850 Osceola Drive
New Port Richey, FL 34654

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.: 693
May 22, 1998

Description of Property:

Parcel No.

SUBDIVISION, as per plat of said
subdivision recorded in Plat Book 1 of the
public records of Dixie County, Florida.

SGarland L. Mow & Pauline Mow
7145 Sugarbin Street, Orlando, FL 32822
S Garland L. Mow & Pauline Mow
-Route 3, Box 81, Mooresville, IN 46158

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 bej. sold to. the.
highest bidder at the Dixie Count
Courthouse on. August 30th 2005 at
11:00 A.M.
Dated this July 12, 2005
Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
By Carda B. Downing, Deputy Clerk


Please take notice that the Three Rivers
regional Library Board will hold a Budget
Workshop on Thursday, August 4th, 2005,
at 4:00 p.m., at the 4th District Community
.Center in Lafayette County, Florida.

IAll interested persons are invited to attend
.i.nd be heard. Please be advised, that if a
>person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such hearing, that
person will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose,

heishe may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be

"Person with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should contact (386)
'294-1600 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida
Relay Service at (800) 955-8771."


The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature
Coast will be facilitating the first Early
Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast
Board of Directors Meeting on
Wednesday, August 3, 2005. The meeting
will be held at the Holder Community
Center, 7040 N. Florida Avenue (41 N)
beginning at 9:00 a.m. The Nature Coast
Coalition serves Citrus, Dixie, Gilchrist,
Levy and Sumter Counties. Public
participation is welcome.

Please contact the Coalition office at 877-
336-5437 if you have any questions.


The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature
Coast will be facilitating the Sumter County
Advisory Council Meetings on the Third
Wednesday of the month from 11:00 a.m.
thru 1:00 p.m. The meetings will be held at
the Wildwood Government Annex
Building, 362 Shopping Center Drive,
Wildwood, FL 34785.

The Scheduled Meeting Dates Are:
August 17, 2005, September 21, 2005,
October 14, 2005, November 16, 2005,
December 21, 2005, January 18, 2006,
February 15, 2006, March 15, 2006, April
19, 2006, May 17, 2006, June 21, 2006.

Please contact the Coalition office at 877-
336-5437 if you have any questions.


pursuant to Ordinance No. 90-04, as
amended, -. comments, objections,
recommendations and comments
concerning a special exception, as
described, below, will be heard .by the
Board of County Commissioners of Dixie
County, Florida, serving as the Board of
Adjustment of Dixie County, Florida at a
public hearing on August 4, 2005 at 10:00
a.m., or as soon thereafter as the malt r
can be heard, in the Board of County
Commissioners Meeting Room, County
Courthouse locate at 401 North Cedar
Street, Cross City, Florida.

SE-05-01, a petition by -Nextel
Communications to request a special
exception be granted to construct a 275
foot Self-Support Communication Tower
and auxiliary equipment buildings on the
property described, as follows

8.90 Acres beginning as the Northeast
corner of the South 1/2.of the Northeast
1/4, run South 830 feet for a Point of
Beginning; run West 777 feet, more or
less, to East boundary line of right of way
line of State Road 55, South along right-
of-way 490 feet; East 777 feet, more or
less to Southeast corner of South 1/2 of
Northeast 1/4;. run North on East line of
South 1/2 of Northeast 1/4 490 feet to the
Point of Beginning.

Parcel ID# 28-08-10-0000-0224-0400

The. public hearing may be continued to
one or more future dates. Any interested
party shall be advised that the. date, time
and place of any continuation of the public
hearing shall be announced during the
public hearing and that no further notice
concerning the matter will be published,
unless said continuation' exceeds six
calendar weeks from the date of the above
referenced public hearing.

At the aforementioned public hearing, all
interested parties may appear and be
heard with respect to the proposed

Copies of the special exception are
available for public inspection at the Office
of the Land Development Regulation
Administrator, located on Chavous
Avenue, Cross City, .Florida, during
regular business hours.

All persons are advised that if they decide.
to appeal any decision made at the above
referenced public hearing, they will need
a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, they may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made; which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.


to Sections 163.3161 through 163.3215,
Florida Statutes, and the Dixie County
Land Development Regulations, as
.amended, hereinafter referred to as the
Land Development Regulations,
objections, recommendations and
'comments concerning a proposed
amendment, as described below, will be
heard by the Board of County
Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida,
serving as the Planning and Zoning Board
and the Local Planning Agency, at a
public hearing on August 4, 2005 at 10:00
a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter

can be heard, in the Board of County
Commissioners Meeting Room, County
Courthouse located at 401 North Cedar
Street, Cross City, Florida.

ZC-05-12, a petition by H. Dale Herring of
Herring Properties LLC to request a
zoning change on the property described,
as follows:



to. Sections 163.3161 through 163.3215,
Florida Statutes, and the Dixie County
Land Development Regulations, as
amended, hereinafter referred to as the
Land Development Regulations,
objections, recommendations and
comments concerning .a proposed
amendment, as described below, will be
heard by the Board of County
Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida,
serving as the Planning and Zoning Board
and the Local Planning Agency, at a
public hearing on August 4, 2005 at 10:00
a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter
can be heard, in the Board of County
Commissioners Meeting Room, County
Courthouse located at 401 North Cedar
Street, Cross City, Florida.

and reservations of record, if any,
however, this shall not serve to reimpose
the same.

The above described property does not
constitute the homestead property of the
grantor by changing the zoning district
from its present zoning to A-5 on the
property described as follows:

All of the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section
11, Township 10 South, Range 12 East,
Dixie County, Florida lying West of the
centerline for Rollison Road. LESS AND
EXCEPT the West 420.00 feet of the North
210 feet thereof. Subject to the maintained
R/W for the existing County paved road
known as Rollison Road and subject to
existing drainage canal right-of-way.
Parcel ID# 11-10-12-0000-2657-0200

The public hearing may be continued to
one or more future dates. Any interested
party shall be advised that the date, time
and place of any continuation of the public
hearing shall be announced during the
public hearing and that no further notice
concerning the matter will be published,
unless said continuation exceeds six
calendar weeks from the date of the above
referenced public hearing.

At the aforementioned public hearing, all
interested parties may appear and be
heard with respect to the proposed

Copies of the proposed .amendment are
available for public inspection at the Office
of the Land Development Regulation
Administrator, located on Chavous.
Avenue, Cross City, Florida, during regular
business hours.

All persons are advised that if they decide
to appeal any decision made at the above
referenced public hearing, they will need
a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, they may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.


File Number 05-000021-CP
Division Probate





The administration o f the estate of Jane
Ruth Chanidler, deceased, File Number
05-000021-CP, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Dixie County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 214 NE
Highway 351, Cross City, FL 32628. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth

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

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 Inhree months
after the date of the first publication of this
notice must file their claims with this Court

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

The date of the first publication of this
Notice is July 27, 2005.

Personal Representative:
George Glidden
P. O. Box 756
Cross City, Florida 32628

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



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1 tablespoon honey
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cup water

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request a zoning change on the property
described, as follows:

Subject to all valid easements, restrictions
and reservations of record, if any,
however, this shall not serve to reimpose
the same.

The above described property does not
constitute the homestead property of the
grantor by changing the zoning district
from Residential Single Family/Mobile
Home 1 RSFIMH-1 to Planned Residential
Development (PRD) on the property
described as follows:

Lots 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20, 28,
29, 30, 31, and 44, Steward City 2nd
Addition, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 1, page 35, public
records of Dixie County, Florida.

Parcel ID# 26-09-09-0045-0000, 26-09-
09-0045-0002-0090, 26-09-09-0045-
0002-0280, and 26-09-09-0045-0002-

The public hearing may be continued to
one or more future dates. Any interested
party shall be advised that the date, time
and place of any continuation of the public
hearing shall be announced during the
public hearing and that no further notice
concerning the matter will be published,
unless said continuation exceeds six
calendar weeks from the date of the above
referenced public hearing.

At the aforementioned public hearing, all
interested parties may appear and be
heard with respect to the proposed

Copies- of the proposed. amendment are
available for public inspection at the Office
of the Land Development Regulation
Administrator, located on Chavous
Avenue, Cross City, Florida, during regular
business hours.

All persons are advised that if they decide
to appeal any decision made at the above
referenced public hearing, they will need
a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, they may need, to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings
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testimony and evidence upon which the
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SFCC Workshops Help Students:-

Overcome Personal Barriers
Students can get ahead in college by getting into their own
heads, says the director of a Santa Fe Community College progian:
that gives insights into overcoming psychological barriers to a:
college education.
Senior Counseling Specialist Kalpana Swamy, who directs
SFCC's "Living and Learning" series of workshops and seminars,
said there is more to the college experience than what is found in
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"My personal belief is that studying sometimes creates a
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other things both personally and professionally that they. go
through. Through the guidance that we provide in these
workshops, they will potentially do better in their academics."
Swamy said that homework assignments, exams and textbooks
are only part of the juggling act a student must perform while in
college, and that stress, interaction with peers and the emotional
roller coaster that goes along with being a young adult add to he6
burdens of a college student's life.
Swamy teaches several of the workshops herself, including one
familiar to many college students-"Overcoming Procrastination:"'
The goal of the session is to identify reasons why students put off
assignments and to help them look within themselves to see the
Motives behind their apparent laxity.
"We really try to encourage and motivate the students 'to
identify and analyze their procrastination," Swamy said. "We tryf o
help them make little steps to correct their actions. Several students
told me they followed through and were successful."
The workshops are offered by SFCC's Counseling Center. The
center will conduct a number of workshops in the fall 2005,
semester and repeat many of the workshops in the spring.
Workshops are generally about an hour to an hour-and-a-halfir
length so they don't interfere with class schedules. They focus on
topics central to the college experience including test anxiety, love
and relationships, stress management and personal safety.
The workshops are led primarily by members of the
Counseling Center staff, which hopes to increase awareness about
the services they provide to students.
"Since most of the workshops are taught by our staff, we do9in
fact spend time telling them about the Counseling Center, where if
is located, and we try to encourage them to follow up with us,"
said Swamy, who has been overseeing the workshops since she
arrived at Santa Fe in 2001. "We try to show our willingness t16
help them."
Students complete evaluations following each of the workshop
sessions and, according to Swamy, the feedback has been "very,
For more information go to www.sfcc.edu and select
Counseling Center in the index, or contact Swamy at (352) 395-,

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$100.00 REWARD Lost Dog -
Austrialian Shepherd Mix, large puppy,
white & black, missing since July 18,
200,. Lost in vicinity of McCrabb Baptist
Church on 349N. Call 498-3897.
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.
FOR SALE 1996 Camper Excaper,
slide out, 5th wheel, many extras,
$13,000.00 OBO, call 542-1016

HELP WANTED Nail Tech, 498-2782.
Teachers Needed To apply contact:
Sherry Mills, Personnel Secretary, Dixie
District Business Services, P.O. Box
5060, Cross City, FL 32628, Phone
(352) 498-1073, .ext. #108.
Qualifications: High School Diploma or
Equivalent. Terms of of Employment:
2005-2006 School Year, as needed. We
are an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer.
Math /Scie nce/PE/F ore ig n
Language/English/Reading. FT/PT
positions available. Send resumes to
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Box 2102, Chiefland, FL 32644 and call
(352) 490-6690.
New Hire Bonus for experienced
drivers. Call about dry bulk & Flatbed
positions at our Newberry terminal,
(866) 300-8759.
COMPANY Drivers needed, Class A
CDL, (2) years experience required,
DFWP, call (386) 294-3411.
new large office location. Full or part
time. Send information to

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Bulldozers, Backhoes,
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
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Next Class: Aug. 1st
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1FOR SALE 2001, 27' Keyston 5th APARTMENTS &
,wheel camper, excellent condition, slide
:out living room, queen size bed, ROOMS FOR RENT
,beautiful, barely used, must see TIMBERS APARTMENTS HUD
:$13,500.00, (352) 498-2294 or (352) Vouchers Accepted. 1, 2 & 3 BR, HC and
'210-3900. non-HC accessible apartments. We pay
431-32 pest control, water, sewer & garbage.
A T C On-site laundry facility. Call (352) 498-
CARS & TRUCKS 3175. Hwy. 351A Timber Lane, Cross
FOR SALE 1999 Mercury Grand City, FL TDD/TTY 711. Equal Housing
marquis, excellent condition, service Opportunity.
'receipts available $7,000.00, call 542- ufn
7822, after 6 p.m., or cell 578-4331 HOMES FOR RENT
anytime. HOUSE FOR RENT 3 BR, 2 B, large
31 utility room in Cross City. 1st & last
BABYS rITING months rent $450.00., will accept HUD
vouchers. No house pets please.
;NEED A BABYSITTER? Very clean 31-32
'home, no smoking, no pets. Call 498- FOR RENT 1 BR, 1 bath home on Hollis
7884, available all hours Chewning Rd., stove, refrigerator, call
30-31 .o-.OA. ur A 3 U.. .

:YARD SALE Sat., July 30, 8:00 a.m. -
:1:00 p.m., across from Foodland. If
.raining, go to Chavous Road, follow
;signs, girls clothes, 4-T, Juniors,
-eiteellent condition, women's clothes,
Ioysehold goods, tools. Donna (Plank)
jInthony, Marie Futch.

I- LP WANTED Bookkeeper needed,
must have experience in general
bookkeeping. Apply in person with
resume in hand at King's Oil & Tire,
36per of SE Hwy. 19 and 289th Street in
Sess City.
PWANTED Maintenance/Pump
-Repair ....Looking for person to work
,pat-ime repairing pumps and helping
install same, possible full time. Apply to
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lane, Suwannee, Florida.
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* inner's Oasis, apply in person.

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begin immediately and continue until
position is filled.
Full position details and applications
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Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
Email: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the
Commission On Colleges of the
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948-5694 or 498-5705.
FOR RENT Secluded, 1 BR, mobile
home, central HIA, no pets, 1st, last &
deposit, $30.00/mo., (352) 486-2154.
FOR SALE 2/2, 1993 Skyline mobile
home on 1.25 acres in the Cross City
area. Other special features. Asking
price $50,000, call (352) 529-6976 or
(352) 317-0850.
New Subdivision GULF COAST
ESTATES, located at Roy's Road & Third
Street West. 1/2 acre lots starting at
$70,000.00 on paved street, restricted
to homes only. Lot sizes at 120' x 180',
offered by Craig Cannon and Bay
Breeze Realty, call 498-8002.
LAND WANTED 10-30 acres, good
road, high/dry with trees, improvements,
mobile home ok. Fast cash sale/closing.
Call Ron (321) 302-2136.
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available for sub lease for Independent
Businesses. 3 offices available in 2400
sq. ft. building. Located on prime Hwy.
19/98 frontage. Fully handicapped
accessible. Call (352) 542-7729 for
more information.
FOR RENT Office or retail space, prime
location in Cross City, over 2,000 sq. It,
$900.00 ip/mo., or will divide. (352) 486-

FOR RENT Office Space/Retail Space
on busy US 19. Call Phillip for details.
(352) 493-1069.
preparations, (352) 463-0179.
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.
AA MEETINGS Wednesday night, 8:00
P.M. at the Fellowship Baptist Church, in
Steinhatchee, Florida.
AA MEETINGS Monday nights, 8:00
p.m. Cross City Church of Christ,
McArthur Street, across from Gooding
Funeral Home. Call 1-800-613-0164.
Remodeling, electric, plumbing, flooring
& other. No-job too small, call (352) 542-
9188 or (352) 498-5734. /
Stihl, Husqvarna, Ayp, Murray, Sears,
MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin & Honda.
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WELL DRILLING 2 inch & 4 inch well
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RR002126, RC 0026232. Call (352)
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lot. Precision Development, P. 0. Box
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(352) 542-8416.
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$75.00. Call Dixie Monument Co., 542-
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Home: (352) 542-9878
Celf: (352) 356-1996

Barbecued Ropa Vieja
4 to 5 pounds chuck
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons pure
olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
2 large onions, sliced
12 garlic cloves, thinly
1 cup water
1 (8-ounce) can tomato
3 tablespoons brown
1 teaspoon dry mustard
V2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 cup Spanish sherry
% cup tomato ketchup
2 tablespoons
Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon ground
1 tablespoon black pepper
Season both sides of
steak with salt and pepper.
Heat oil in large, heavy
saucepot and sear steak on
both sides over medium-
high heat. Remove and set
aside. Add butter to the
pan and when it begins to
foam, add onions and gar-
lic. Cook until caramelized,
about 15 minutes.
Deglaze pan with water,
scraping the bottom often.
Reduce heat to very low
and add meat. Add tomato
sauce and caramelized
mix. Cover the pan and
cook for 2 hours, turning
steak after 1 hour.
Meanwhile, combine
brown sugar, dry mustard,
lemon juice, vinegar,
ketchup and Worcester-
shire sauce in a small bowl
to make barbecue sauce.
When the meat has cooked
for 2 hours, uncover the
pan, skim excess fat, and
add the barbecue sauce.
Cover pan and cook 1 hour
Remove meat from the
pan and allow to cool.
Reduce sauce over high
heat, 10-20 minutes, until
it thickens. Shred the
meat, discarding any fat
or bones. Reduce heat to
low, adding the meat to
the reduced sauce in the
pot. Add the pepper and
cumin and cook 10 min-
utes longer.
Serve ,over diced and
roasted sweet potatoes
and cooked sweet corn,
with a poached egg on top.
Serves 6
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, July 28, 2005

A Fishing Trip With Dad

This week's Dixie Sighting comes by way of Wayne Griner.
Wayne was over at Andy & Darlene Weeks' pasture off SR 349N
:and saw this "Kodak moment"...a pricklypear in full bloom
-attractine a honey bee to it's sweet nectar.

The "pricklypear'" is from the cactus family and a perennial.
Spreading along the ground it can reach heights of 25 inches. As
manN of '.ou already know. this e ergreen is a hard one to kill. It
onk needs to touch the ground to re-root, so it's best not to mo'\
over a patch of these cacti
The spines on the prickl'\pear are actually modified lea es.
The flowers are yellow and appear in late spring and continue into
early summer. The fruit is a reddish "pear" and can be made into
beverage or preserves. The meat or pads can be cooked and eaten
- once the spines and skin are removed.
Native Americans make the pads into pulp and use it for
wounds and rheumatism The juice is sometimes used to treat
warns, kidney stones and lung ailments.
Thanks, Wayne, Andy & Darlene!
The Dixie County Advocate is actively seeking unique information for he
Dirvi County Sightings column. Call or send your Sightings IN DIXIE
COUNTY, to 352-498-3312 or email the picture and iiiirmaniion to

Koi Club Renovates Cross City

Rehab Center Pond

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A / the top picture, Johnny Fostkr and Sam Foster begin renovation
:work on the pond at the Cross City Rehab Center. The bottom picture
,shows the results of their hard work, along with their fellow Koi club
As a community service project, members of Nature's Coast
:Koi & Watergarden Club began a much-needed renovation of a
:600-gallon pond at the Cross City Rehab this month.
Johnny Foster, Jessica Ray, and Sam Foster removed, repaired,
:and re-laid the pond liner, replaced the rocks surrounding the pond.
"and constructed a waterfall and filtering system. They returned the
follow ing morning along with members Patti. Stephens and Martha
Foster to fill the pond. They donated a new water lily and brought
four koi to add to the fish that were already residing in the pond.
..President of the club, Johnny Foster, brought a banana tree and a
:pineapple plant from his yard to add to the area around the pond.
Members agreed that this was a very rewarding project and we
-hope that the residents and staff will enjoy their pond as much as
*we do ours.
*i The Nature's Coast Koi & Watergarden Club will be holding
their 5th Annual Koi Show this coming.October 1st & 2nd...so
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By Jim Long
On a recent beautiful day in
Dixie, a rare event occurred:
Mr. Wilbur Long went
Saltwater Fishing! Lest you
doubt the rarity of this
happening, it is only the
second time in his 90 years on
this round earth. The first time
was about two or three years
ago,----but, alas, that record is
lost to posterity. (Print-film
misplaced by developer). So,
leaving nothing to chance this
time, I handled the job myself;
MY digital camera, my PC,
and MY printer.
Now, while Dad has fished
the ole' Suwannee most of his
life, he never did learn how to
swim -- so, he mostly stayed
where he figured that he could
bottom-crawl out, if he had to.
He, wisely I think, did NOT
include the Gulf of Mexico in
that category!
We launched out from
Horseshoe Beach in the capable
hands of Captain John Squires,
aboard a well-rigged pontoon
boat. If you don't already
know, that is a wonderful
fishing platform! The party
included Mr. Wilbur, Jim and
Vernon Long -- a Father's Day
gift from his sons.
The day was hot, the water
temperature had been elevated
for some time, and the bottom
has been stirred-up by all the
unsettled weather -- so, we did
NOT have high expectations of
a bountiful catch. Oh Boy!
were we wrong! Mr. Wilbur
(Dry-Land Daddy) was securely
seated in a nice 'fighting chair',
supplied with all the right gear
by Capt. John (Capt. Redfish),
to land whatever we found.
Dad started out with a Spanish
Mackerel, a few grey and
speckled trout, on the grass-
flats outside.
Vernon (the Cowboy)
followed with a decent-sized
speckled trout. Your humble
correspondent (Jim the
PhoneMan) had a catch that
seemed to mostly fall into that
slot just below legal about 15
times in a row!
Since my primary purpose
was to make sure that Dad had
everything he needed to have a
good time, and to take plenty
of photos, it really didn't
matter all that much (Ha!) thato
I was getting 'skunked' by Dad
AND Vernon!



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