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: September 1, 2005
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Cross City (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Dixie County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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.........20
Right To The Point....2
Buddy Martin............8
Steinhatchee River
Festival Set............13
Dixie Youth Football
Season Starts..........9
Steinhatchee Fishing
Olympic VIin.,e 1-:.

Meetings .&
Religion.......6 & 7
Sports.........8 & 9
Legals .............18

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...In The Suwannee River Valley at.......CROSS CITY, FLORIDA

"The Only Newspaper & Official Organ of Dixie County" e-mail: editor@dcadvocate.net "Home of the World's Only 4-Headed Swamp Cabbage"
Vol. 83, No. 36, 1 Section, 20 Pages Thursday, September 1, 2005 50

Bears Win Season Opener

Against Chief land 4-4 2

The Dixie County Bears managed to hold onto a slim lead Friday night to
capture their first regular season game against Chiefland. See page 9 for

LCCC Dixie


Welcomes New

b By Terri Langford Staff Writer
The Lake City Community College Dixie
-' Center welcomed their new Coordinator this past
summer, .Deborah Ganus-Walker. Walker
[ replaced the retiring Judy Robinson who had
served as Dixie's LCCC connection for over 20
Deborah Ganus-I walker, years.
LCCC Dixie Center Coordinator A native Dixie Countian, Walker is a 1973
Dixie County High School graduate, however it wasn't until she raised her two daughters, Jamie and
Jeanine that she decided to continue her education. "It took me 30 years to go back to school,"
stated Walker. "Once I got there, I haven't been able to stop." she added.
For the past three years Walker has worked full time at the college as an Ambassador; all the
while taking classes. She has been the SIFE Club President, Phi Theta Kappa Society Secretary and
even the Dixie County van driver.
Recently' President Bush awarded Walker a medal for making the USA All Florida Academic
Team. This prestigious award come by way of the Phi Theta Kappa Society and could take Walker
on a worldwide trip, representing the United States' education system. "I can't explain how honored
I feel having received a place on the Team," stated Walker. "I was so excited when I heard the news
and will do my best to continue to set the example for others who want to learn."
Walker is definitely a "people person". Her outgoing personality and thirst for knowledge makes
her the ideal candidate for the position at the Dixie Center. Walker's own story provides an
excellent example to others who may feel that it is too late to learn. "It is never too late, I hope that I
never stop learning," stated Walker. Walker's long list of-certificates, skills and experience is a
testament to that thirst. "It only takes the 'want to' to succeed." See "LCCC" continued page 5

School Board Hires
New Attorney
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
Prior to the beginning of the 2005-2006
school year, the Dixie District School Board
hired a new attorney to represent the school
system, Leenette McMillan. McMillan fills the
seat that Lander Law Firm held until their
contact ran out this past summer and was chosen
from several new applicants vying for the
McMillan is a graduate of Lafayette High .
School. She attended North Florida Community
College from 1987-1989, Florida State
University from 1989-1992, Oxford University,
England College of Law in 1993 and Florida
State University College of Law from 1992-
McMillan has worked for the federal and "
state court systems as well as part of a law firm Leenette McMillan, Attorney
in Tallahassee. From 1998, until this summer,
McMillan was the Attorney for the Lafayette District Schools, giving her great insight into the
workings of a school system and making her the ideal choice for the Dixie position.
Having been in private practice since 1998, she currently has offices in both Mayo and Cross
McMillan has been active in several civic organizations such as the Third Circuit Bar
Association and served as their President. She was a Paul Harris Fellow with the Rotary
International and Board Member of the North Florida Community College Foundation as well as a
Chamber Member. McMillan has gone above and beyond, providing free legal service to hurricane
victims and the elderly.
She and husband, Sheriff Dewey Hatcher, live in Dixie County. "I really love it here and the
people.have been so great," she stated. She added that she was thrilled when she heard that she had
been chosen to represent Dixie 's schools. "I,'look forward to working with the Board members and
Superintendent Bennett," she added.
The School Board meets every second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM in the School Board
Meeting Room in Old'To% n.

Dixie Sends Help To Neighbors In The West

Dixie Spared Again
By Terri Langford'2 Staff Writer
Once again Dixie County has been spared from the wrath of a major hurricane, the latest being
Katrina. While we all are thankful that our prayers were answered, we can't help but feel the need to
help our neighbors to the west who "took the hit." Katrina would affect the Bahamas, South Florida,
Florida Panhandle, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee Valley and Ohio Valley
regions. She will have caused a project $20-65 billion in damage and be the direct result of over 100

Pictured left to right are Johnny Lee. Chad Reed, Gary ,Nave. Dean Miller and Darin Brown just before
heading west io Biloxi. .11S ito help the victims of Hurricane hatrina.
Ii'es loss
Katrina formed on August 24, 2005 and made her first landfall in Florida near Miami as a
.category 1 hurricane. Over a million residents were left without power and there was wide-spread
flooding Eleven would perish before Katrina moved across the state and into the warm Gulf waters.
Once in the Gulf, Katrina gained strength until she reached a terrifying category 5 with 175mph
winds and an eye that reached nearly 30 miles wide. Her next target would be somewhere in
NMssissippi, Louisiana or Alabama, with parts of Florida receiving a portion of the blow.
Wili a large portion of the population in the Western Gulf states evacuated, only time would tell
where the storm would hit. On August 29, 2005, Katrina made landfall near Grand Isle,'Louisiaha asg
a category 4 storm with winds lashing out at 150mph along with record rainfall and storm surges.
See "STORM" continued page 5

Divie .-1ccidens ..

DCHS Student Still In Critical

By Terri Langford- Staff Writer
On Sunday, August 21st
the Florida Highway Patrol
(FHP) was, called to an
accident that involved a
pedestrian receiving
incapacitating injuries.
According to a report filed
by Cpl. Virgil Sandlin, Charles
V. Moshier, 58 of Old Town
.was standing in his driveway
of his home on NE 597 Street, -
when Richard A. Pelchat, 47,
of Old Town passed'by. For -
some reason Moshier called
out to Pelchat who stopped
and began to back up. Not
seeing Moshier because of a
glare in his rear glass, Pelchat
struck Moshier down, causing ''
him injury.
Moshier was transported to
an area hospital by Dixie le
Pelchat was charged with-'
Improper Backing, Driving
With Suspended Drivers
License, and No Proof of -
On August 23rd' the FHP
answered a call to a Pictured top: The driver of this motorcycle was ejected while
motorcycle accident on CR attempting to regain control back onto the roadway. The bottom
358. According to Trooper picture shows the extensive damage to a DCHS student's car in
Richard Gill, Timothy L. which she sustained serious injuries.
Carmichael, 43, of
Steinhatchee, was traveling east after turning off US onto CR 358 when he ran off the road.
Carmichael was able to get the motorcycle back onto the road, but it overturned, ejecting him and
then sliding 17 feet on its side before stopping in the middle of the road.

Dixie County



Set For
September 8th
Rep. Will S. Kendrick (D)
Carrabelle, Chairman of the
Dixie County Legislative
Delegation, announced that the
annual local public hearing
will be held on Thursday,
September 8, 2005, beginning




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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, September 1, 2005

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Terri Langford..........................Reporter
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Petrol prices are better in Baghdad
"Petrol," of course, is what the British call gasoline. Short for
petroleum. I don't know which is correct, but we all -know that
either or both have gotten expensive and are rapidly getting more

Frankly, I don't care if today's gasoline prices aren't all that
much higher than they were in 1980, adjusted for inflation.
Rapidly escalating gasoline prices are a major factor in what
causes inflation. Think about it. Just about everything you buy
(.and that includes gasoline), wherever you live, has to be shipped.
to the retail outlet by truck. Big truck, as in 18-wheeler. Next time
You're talking to someone who drives one of those rigs. ask him
what kind of mileage he gets.
I also don't care if gas is more expensive in other countries. It
always has been, simply because it is taxed at a higher rate in
other countries. There are people living here who think we don't
pay enough taxes. I would ask that they return to their coloring
books without bothering to read the rest of this.
While I don't care if gas is more expensive in other countries,
I do get concerned when I discover that gas is less expensive else-
where, particularly when "elsewhere" is Iraq and "less" is a nickel
a gallon. Not a nickel less than it costs here, a nickel a gallon
period! -
I'm basing this on a column by Mark Woods that appeared in
last Sunday's Florida Times Union, which tends to avoid the
superficial allegations we occasionally read in other daily news-
papers. And I certainly do share Mark's concern that we have
read so little (if anything) of this matter in the mainstream media.
We should be concerned, not so much because Iraq offers its
citizens penny-ante prices for the gasoline it produces, but because
we (as American taxpayers) are footing the bill. Let's face it: You
couldn't produce 5 cent a gallon gasoline if you had your very
.own oil well in your back yard, owned all the pumping equipment,
a small refinery that- was also paid .for, relatives who'd work for
nothing and had finagled a tax exemption from the ever-lovin'
IRS. Gasoline hasn't been that cheap since, it was invented!
All of which means that Iraq's absurdly low gas prices (for
locals) is subsided And who do you suppose is underwriting this
home-grown generosity? Check what's left in your wallet next
rime you fill up and go figure.
At the onset of the war in Iraq. there was much talk of that
country using its oil revenue to pay for its reconstruction. Instead,
we're footing the bill for that undertaking, while the Iraqi govern-
ment is selling gas for a nickel a gallon to the locals, and I'd be
willing to bet that our troops who are defending Baghdad can't
gas up their vehicles for that price.
Meanwhile, closer to home, gasoline is rapidly approaching
$3.00' a gallon. In fact, it's already there in some places.
Commuting 50 miles to work could get to cost more than the job
is worth, as there's no way that wages are going to keep pace with
the inflation we can expect from soaring petrol prices.
There is nobody holding an elective office in Washington, DC,
who would not benefit politically from a significant reduction in
the price of gasoline. Even people who don't drive will feel the
impact of rising commodity prices brought on by the inflationary
effect of higher gas prices. Forget political party and philosophy.
the public votes on the issues that impact them directly, and this
issue does as do few others.
With Congress and the President back in Washington,
hopefully something will get done-something besides telling us
that nothing can.be done.
This is hardly a one dimensional problem. Let's kick it around
some more next week.

I don't know why it is we are in such a hurry to
get up when we fall down. You might think we
would lie there, and rest for a while.
..-Max Eastman


File Page 2 of the CCC-633EZ
by crop, the local County FSA
Office, by the final loan
availability date for the
applicable to receive payment.
The CCC-633EZ may be
filed in person, by mail, fax or
through eForms. The CCC-
633EZ will be available in the
near future on the following
forms/mainservlet. Producers
are encouraged to contact their
local County FSA Office to
obtain additional information
on the CCC-633EZ.

Letter To The

This is to Jerry Prater, who
wrote a column that
criticized Cindy Sheehan.
Instead of tackling the
issues, Jerry Prater avoids by
claiming that Cindy Sheehan's
efforts are "very much
about her".
How is that?
Cindy has had the courage to
camp out at Bush's "ranch" for
over a year in order to speak
out about this war based on
lies. Bush is such a coward,
that, she and her supporters
must camp out three miles
away. He doesn't have the
courtesy to address them.
Cindy is speaking the truth
when she says that Bush is
responsible for her son's
death. Of course he is. He
sent her son, and thousands of
other sons and daughters,. to
die for a lie. Before the war,
Bush claimed that that there
were WMD's, that Iraq was
stockpiling nuclear weapons.
Really? Where are they?
Instead of ridiculing
someone that has the courage
to stand up to G.W. Bush, a
liar, a hypcorite who calls
himself a Christian but gives
Christianity a bad rap,
and a coward, why doesn't
Prater address the real
issue-that Bush lied about the
WMD's and sons and
daughters are. dying for that
If Bush wants .to fight
terrorists, why doesn't he do
something about Sudan? In
the last ten years, millions of
Christians and Animists have
been massacred, by northern
Sudanese fundamentalist
Oh, I forgot. They don't
have oil.
By the way, I'm a
conservative Christian, a
progressive independent, who
wholeheartedly supports
our troops. I don't support our
chickenhawk president
who's sending them to die for a

Ian Curtis
Gainesville, Florida





Loan Deficiency


The new CCC-633EZ
incorporates field direct and
basic LDP request in to *a
single three-page application
form. The first page of the
form indicates the producer's
intention to receive an LDP.
This form must be completed
annually. Page 1 of the form
only needs to be filed out in
one County Office, for
producers who farm in two or
more counties. The second
page of the form is used to.
request a payment. LDP's must
be filed before beneficial
interest is lost in the
commodity. This form is
effective .for the 2005 and
subsequent crop years. The
form covers all qualities ithe
producer has beneficial interest
min on the date page 1 is
completed and received in the
County FSA Office. CCC-633
EZ form does not negate the
producer's ability to obtain a
marketing assistance loan
(MAL). Producer's must:
Complete and submit Page 1 of
the CCC-633EZ to the local
County FSA Office before the
loss of the beneficial interest.

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FWC Finds No Signs

Of CWD In Florida
Florida's deer herd reveals no signs of chronic wasting
disease (CWD) after three years of testing for the fatal disease,
according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC). The FWC tested 558 free-ranging deer
during the past year and more than 1,800 deer over the past three
years, and none tested positive for CWD.
CWD is a progressive, neurological, debilitating disease
that has been detected in and affects captive and wild herds of
mule deer, white-tailed deer and Rocky Mountain elk in several
Midwestern and western states. It attacks 'the brain of infected
animals, causing them to become emaciated, display abnormal
behavior and lose control of bodily functions. No southeastern
states, including Florida, have been hit by the lethal deer disease
thus far.
"We still need to be vigilant in our monitoring efforts.
We hope CWD never makes it to Florida, but early detection will
be key to limiting the spread of the disease, if such an outbreak.
should occur," said deer program coordinator Robert Vanderhoof
of FWC's Division of Hunting and Game Management.
This hunting season, the FWC is again turning to sportsmen
to help monitor the state's deer herd for CWD.
"We are asking hunters to report any sightings of sickly or
scrawny-looking deer," Vanderhoof said. "If you see such a deer,
please call toll-free (866) CWD-WATCH (293-9282). Wildlife
biologists will respond and if necessary collect deer tissue for
testing. It's important focontact us as soon as possible, because
CWD testing must take place within 48 hours of a deer's death to
produce reliable results."
Clinical signs include excessive salivation and grinding of
teeth, increased drinking and urination, dramatic loss of weight and
body condition, poor hair coat, staggering and finally, death.
Behavioral changes, including decreased interaction with other
animals, listlessness, lowering of the head, blank facial expression
and repetitive walking in set patterns may also occur.
. Wildlife experts have found no evidence that CWD can be
transmitted to livestock or humans, but it is recommended to avoid
direct contact with any deer exhibiting signs of CWD or one that
has died from unknown causes.
More information on CWD is available at
MyFWC.com/CWD. The Web site also provides, links to human
and wildlife health agencies for more in-depth information about,

the deadly disease.


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Dixie County

Jail Loci,
VOP Possession Controlled,,
Substance With Intent To Sell.
JUVENILE, 17, Burglary Of
Conveyance Without Person Inside,
Theft From Vehicle.
Attempting To Obtain Prescription,
Drug By Fraud.
Hold For Pasco Co.
BEVILL, MICHAEL, 18, Burglary
Unoccupied Dwelling, Theft From
Person 65 Years Of Age Or Older.
VOP Grand Theft III.
GARCIA, JOSE C. 32, Attaching Tag
Not Assigned, No Drivers License.
Disorderly Intoxication.
VOP Felony Fleeing, VOP 4
Resisting Without Violencel
Possession -20 Grams Cannabis.
Hold For State Bed.
State Bed.
Burglary of Dwelling.
Possession. of Alcohol By Minoa
Open Container.
18, Possession of Alcohol by Mino,
Open Container.
NIX, DANIEL N., 31, Domestil
Violence Battery. C
Possession of Alcohol By Minoq
Open Container.

Baseball, it is said, is only
a game. True. And the
Grand Canyon is only a
hole in Arizona.' Not all
holes, or games, are cre-
ated equal.,
-George F. Will

Patience is something
you admire in the driver
behind you and scorn in
the one ahead.
-Mac McCleary

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, September 1, 2005

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Standard 10
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Bed, Dresser Base, Mirror, Chest,
Students Desk $199.95,
Hutch for Students Desk $199.95


Portable TV
5" B&W TV
with AM/FM Radio
3-Way Power
Car cord, AC adaptor
(batteries not included)
While Supplies Last

on the Corner of Parker & Main Street

Cramco 22
36" Pub Table


Cross City, Florida Phone: (352) 498-3397 an
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, September 1, 2005

Monthly Meetings, Events
and Helpful Information
Aug 25th-31st ,2005

Medical, Donations & Volunteer
55 Alive Volunteer
Instructors Needed Previous
experience is of no consequence,
training sessions provided: Call:
2001 Rx Program free
breathing medications and
Nebulizers asthma, emphysema
or COPD for qualified patients.
Call: 800-344-5764.
Florida Department of Elder
Affairs Volunteers needed for
the SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders)
Program. Comprehensive
training provided with flexible
hours. Call: 1-800-262-2243.
Hospice of North Central
Florida To request
information about volunteering
opportunities, Call: Dana
Weinfurter 352-493-2333
Poison Hotline- a life-saving
national hotline for poison
emergency treatment and advice.
Call: 800-222-1222.
Stop Addiction Drug
addiction can leave an individual
feeling helpless and out of
control, especially if you are the
family member or friend of an
addict. Narconon Arrowhead
can help. Narconon offers free
counseling, assessments and
referrals to rehabilitation centers
nationwide by calling 1-800-
468-6933 or logging onto
www.stopaddiction.com. Don't
wait until it's too late. Call
Narconon now!
Clubs & Organizations
Car Show! Last Thursday of
every month in the parking lot of
Farmers *Furniture & Bell's
Restaurant in Chiefland.
Dixie County Historical
Society Sale of Dixie County
Historical Material weekly each
Friday at the old-Old Town
School, comer of SR 55A and
CR 349.
Free Business Assistance -
UNF Small Business
Development Center at the
Chamber of Commerce office in
Cross City. Call M-W-F from 9-
12 at 498-5454 to set up an
appointment. Appointments are
every Thursday between 1-4
* Toll Free Rape & Sexual
Assault Hotline 1-866-875-
7983. A trained staff member
will answer the hotline number
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
* United A.B.L.E. Association -
helps children & adults with
disabilities, and their families
improve their quality of life and
receive necessary services. Call:
Meetings & Events
* AL-ANON Family Group AA
Meetings are held every
Wednesday Evening @ 5:30pm
at the First Methodist Church
in Chiefland. Call 490-6117
* DAV Auxiliary bingo every
Wednesday, 11 a.m. and
Saturday, 6 p.m. at Veterans Rd.
DAV Bldg. In Cross City
* Dixie Cattleman's Association
4th Thursday at 7 p.m. at the
Trailriders Club.
" Forest Pitrk Hill Community
Center Has a Bingo every
Monday Evening, Doors open at
4:30 pm, games start at 6:30 pm.
Funds are to support the center
and charities.
* Holy Cross Catholic Church -
Bingo every Tuesday morning at
11 a.m. at the Holy Cross
Church Hall U.S. 19. Doors
open at 10:30 a.m: snacks
" 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 & 4"th Thursday nights at.8
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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

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either by fax or by email. The Advocate
is not responsible for errors or changes
in submissions.

Social Security

Have limited income?
Social Security can help
with Medicare prescription
costs. Find out if you are
eligible. Attend the following
workshop at the Dixie County
Health Department on Monday,
September 12th from 10 a.m.
until 12 noon. For additional
information call 1-800-772-
1213, TTY 1-800-325-0778,

Art League To

The Art League of North
Florida is 'calling for entries for
its 1st Annual Regional Juried
Fine Arts Exhibition. The
exhibition will be held at the
Alfonso Levy Performing Arts
Center at Lake City
Community College, from
September 30 until November
18. $1,000 in prizes will be
The reception will be on
Friday, October 7.at 7:00 p.m.
Entry deadline is
September 9. For a prospectus
call 386-754-4340.

Blind Is
Beautiful "An
Evening Of
Elegance" Ball
On Saturday, October. 1st at
6:00 P.M., Staff of the
Division of Blind Services will
be hosting an evening of food
and entertainment called: Blind
is Beautiful" An Evening of
Elegance" Ball. This event will
be held at the Moose Lodge,
1500 N.E.23rd Avenue in
Gainesville, and is open to the
general public as well as to
blind and visually impaired
persons. Tickets are $10.00
each. Group tables for 8 are
available upon advance
reservation. Please dress in
Formal or Sunday Best. Come
out and enjoy the food and
entertainment! See why they
call it the "Blind Is Beautiful
Ball". For more information,
contact the Division of Blind
Services at toll free 1-800-443-
0908, local 955-2075.

LCCC Board

To Meet
The Lake City Community
College District Board of
Trustees will meet at 4 p.m.,
Tuesday, September 13, 2005,
at the Columbia High School
Conference Room.
The District Board of
Trustees is appointed by the
governor and the trustees' term
is for a four-year period.
Anyone in the college's district
may send a nomination 'to the
governor for trustee
LCCC is a two-year
community college locally
governed and publicly
supported, The college serves a
five-county district that
includes Baker, Columbia,
Dixie, Gilchrist, and Union
counties. LCCC is accredited
by the Commission on
Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and
Schools to award the associate
A complete agenda will be
available prior to the meeting.
For more information contact
the public information office at
(386) 754-4248. This meeting
is open to the public.


in which to explore!
Caregivers And


Wellness Day
If you-are a caregiver of a
spouse, parent or the elderly then
you are invited to attend a free
event providing information on
brain health and maintenance,
pharmaceutical, and legal issues.
A free continental breakfast and
lunch will also be offered!
Event will take place at the
Cross City Church of God
Thursday, September 15"' -from
8:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. To register
please call The Family Caregiver
Support Program at 1-800-717-
3277 or Eloise Parrott at 498-


Your unwanted trinkets could be
the treasure someone has been
searching for. Don't discard
them-list in the classified for
an easy sell,
(352) 498-3312
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Rusty Spurs
Arena To Hold
Team Penning
The Rusty Spurs Arena
(formerly the "DD" Arena) in
Old Town will open Saturday,
September 10th for Team
Sign-up are at 7:00 pm and
ride at 8:00 pm.
See you there!


MON. @ 5:00 PM


CALL 498-3312


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Pridgeon Reunion Rescheduled
For September 10th
The Pridgeon Reunion has been rescheduled for Saturday,
September 10th at Otter Springs RV Resort. The covered dish meal
will be served at 1:00 pm, but plan to come early for visiting and
There will be music and old time Gospel singing. So plan to
spend the day with old friends and loved ones.
Directions to Otter Springs from'County Road 232, turn west
onto SW 70th Street and then proceed to the entrance of the park to
the large pavilion.
All Family & Friends Welcome

Volunteers Needed for Red Cross
(Gainesville, August 25, 2005) All Disaster Action Teams and
trained Disaster Volunteers of the American Red Cross North
Central Florida Chapter are requested to call the Chapter's
Volunteer Hotline at 352-258-8936 to advise the Chapter of their
availability to volunteer during Tropical Storm/Hurricane Katrina.
Volunteers from the Chapter's eight county area are requested to
leave their name, telephone numbers) and availability to serve or
be on call during the period of August 25 September 6, 2005.
SMembers of the general public from Alachua, Columbia, Dixie,
Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy and Suwannee counties are
also invited to contact the North Central Florida Chapter as soon as
possible at 352-258-8934. Training will be provided and
volunteers will be placed to serve the needs of the people helped
by the Red Cross in our eight county area in North Central Florida.
Volunteers will be used to staff shelters, distribute food and
other vital tasks related to the welfare of the public during these
times of emergencies.
All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made
possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the
American people. You can help the victims of Katrina and other
disasters by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross
Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide
shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need in
our eight county area. Contributions may be sent to the American
Red Cross, c/o North Central Florida Chapter, 1724 NE 2nd St,
Gainesville, FL 32609.
For more information about volunteering, contact Kathleen
Aust O'Shea, Volunteer Coordinator at 352-494-7049 or 352-208-
1273, or Kay Lenard, Emergency Services Director, at 352-281-
5180 of 352-376-4669.

Operation Call Home
Sons of Confederate Veterans Dixie Defenders Camp 2086 will
be sponsoring "Operation Call Home." This will be a gift to our
troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. We will be sending phone cards to
our troops that are defending our country.
We are asking for addresses of local troops; anyone that has a
relative in Iraq or Afghanistan to please contact any'of the
following as soon as possible: Gary Poore 498-0412, Mike
Cassidy 498-1000, Everett Hicks 542-9197, or Joe Sparacino 498-
This is the way the members of the Dixie Defenders Camp
2086 can show their support of the troops defending our freedoms
and the families that anxiously await their return home. Currently
this is the only project that we are working on...giving it our full
God bless our troops and their families and God bless America!

Everett Family Reunion
The Annual Everett Family Reunion will be held on Saturday,
September 17, 2005, at the Trenton Community Center, 214 SE
3rd Ave. Trenton, FL. The meeting will begin at 11:30 am with a
brief business meeting, followed'by a covered dish luncheon.
Those attending should bring a covered dish or dishes to share.
Drinks and tableware will be provided.
All Everett descendants are cordially invited to attend.

Dixie County Public
Library News
We have just received BOXES &
BOXES & BOXES of really good books, in
great condition, donated- to the
Library. Some are by Christian authors;
some are the popular adventure & mystery authors.
Despite some beliefs, libraries are not obsolete, but are well
appreciated by many people!
Dixie's Library hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:30 pm and
Saturday 9:00 -11:00 am. Check it out, you may find a new world

Our country is not the only thing to which we owe
our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to
--James Bryce

Community Center, Old Town


Monday, Sept. 5th

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Bonanza $100.00
C* Door Prizes Free Coffee C
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Old Town Elementary School
September 2005 Cub Calendar
9-1 Student Council Voters Registration 3rd-5 Grade
9-2 Student Council Voter Registration 3rd-5h Grade
9-5 Labor Day School Closed
9-6 Mid-Nine weeks report home
Student Council Voter Registration 3rd-5ht Grade
9-9 Student Council Applications Due
USA Sale Kickoff Assembly
9-12 Family Night Media Center Opens 6-8 PM
9-13 School Board Meeting 6 PM Student Council Elections
9-14 Early Release Day 12:25 PM
9-16 Student Council Speeches 9:30 AM and Elections
9-19 Family Night Media Center Opens 6-8 PM
9-20 PTO/SAC Meeting 7 PM
9-21 Staff Meeting
9-22 1st Day Of Autumn
9-26 Family Night Media Center Opens 6-8 PM
9-27 Child Study MTG 1:00 PM

FWC, Perry Optimist Club
Promote Boating Safety
Labor Day traditionally marks the end of the summer
season, but the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) wants to ensure people don't forget about
boating safety when they're out on the water over the holiday
The FWC will be conducting boating safety checks this long
weekend ... with a twist. In cooperation with the Perry Optimist
Club of Taylor County, FWC officers in Taylor County will be
handing out $25 gift checks for each child wearing a life jacket.
during the Labor Day holiday period, explained Lt. Bruce Cooper,
FWC Patrol Supervisor.
According to Danny Everett, the president of the Perry
Optimist Club, "We have donated a total of $350 for the FWC to
distribute to folks who have their children wearing life jackets. We
believe in giving back to the community that gives to us. We feel
we have a commitment to safeguard our children with this
Cooper said, "This donation will allow us to hand out 14
checks. We will also be increasing our patrols this
weekend concentrating on boating safety, BUI, and underage
The Perry Optimist Club is a non-profit organization
dedicated to helping children. The Perry Club donated over
$30,000 last year to Taylor County children through a variety of
Florida boating laws require all vessels to be equipped
with U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets for each, person
onboard. All life jackets must be in good condition and legibly
marked showing the USCG approval number. The life jacket ,must
be the proper size for the intended wearer. Children under the age,
of six must wear a life jacket at all times while underway on any
vessel less than 26 feet in length.
Federal boating laws state that for vessels operating, on
waters outside the geographical boundaries of Florida (three miles
off the Atlantic coast or nine miles off the Gulf of Mexico coast),
each child under the age of 13 must wear a lifejacket while
underway on a recreational vessel unless the child is below decks
or in an enclosed cabin.
During 2004, there were 68 boating deaths in Florida. The
leading cause of death in these fatal boating accidents was
drowning (65 percent). Of these, nearly 80 percent of thefatalities
were not wearing a life jacket. Approximately 75 percent of these
victims were reported as being able to swim.
"Get your children in life jackets when you take them out on
a vessel," Cooper said. "Not just this weekend, but every, time you
go out on a boat. You could be saving their lives."



Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, September 1, 2005

I Continued from page 1

The media has been filled with images of the destruction caused by the 11th named storm of the
I'2005 hurricane season; images that will stay in our minds for years to come. While we, here in
Dixie, have thankfully never experienced a .. 7 ,
hurricane of Katrina's magnitude, we do know ,. .', .,
what wrath Mother Nature can bestow on us. '
\Over ten years ago the "Storm of the Century"
would be a sobering reminder of what can happen .
to coastal communities. Last year we survived a
tropical storm and two hurricanes and this year .
we felt the sting of Hurricane Dennis. Yes we M .
have been on the receiving end of help and know .
how much it means. .
On Monday, a small caravan left Dixie''
County and headed to "ground zero" in Biloxi, V,.
MS. Headed by Dixie EMS Director, Chad Reed, .
along with representatives from the Sheriffs I I t .:
Department and Fire Department. Satellite view of Katrina on August 28e'
"There is no longer an EQOC building in Photo courtesy of NOAA/NNVL
Biloxi," stated Reed. "We are taking our Mobile
Command Center to them so that they will be able to better help the residents out there," he added.
Reed is not a stranger to helping our neighbors. Last year he and another group of volunteers went
down to South Florida who had been hit twice by hurricanes.
Our prayers go with these men as well as to all those who were in Katrina's path.

Turkey Hunt

7 Osceola turkey hunt
"' applications, for the 2006
'spring turkey season, are now
available from the Florida Fish
2 and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC).
To apply, hunters can
obtain applications at
MyFWC.com and at all FWC
regional offices. Applications
will be accepted online at.
MyFWC.com,. at county tax
collectors' offices or at any
license agent beginning 10
e a.m. (EDT) Sept. 1 and must
be received by midnight Oct.
17.; A random drawing decides
who will receive the coveted
Demand for these
hunts is typically greater than
"the number of available
. permits, but hunters can
increase their chances of being
selected by submitting as many
-$5 nonrefundable applications
Sas they like. .Successful
* applicants pay an additional
$50 $175; depeAding oh the
special-opportunity hunt 'area
selected-. Participation rules
Limit out-of-state hunters to
one permit per hunt.
A r Thesie special hunts
mha\e been created for
sportsmen looking to take an
Osceola, the "crown jewel" of
the' turkey hunters' Grand
'S Slam. The FWC designs
special-opportunity turkey
hunts to take place on large
tracts of land, with great
"-habitat, ; healthy turkey
`"' populations and with a limited
Number of hunters.
The' Osceola 'is a
highly prized subspecies, of.
wild turkey, which occurs only
in peninsular Florida, and can
be found south of and
including Dixie, Gilchrist,
Alachua, Union, Bradford,
Clay and Duval counties. All
bhunts take place within the
Osceola turkeN 's range.
For more information
on special-opportunity Osceola
turkey hunts, visit

Continued from page I

Carmichael received serious injuries and was treated at the
scene by Dixie EMS who later took him' to the Dixie heli-pad
where he was picked up by Life-Flight and flown-to Shands UF.
Damage to Carmichael's 2003 Yamaha was estimated at
Carmichael was charged with Speed Too Fast for Conditions.
On Wednesday, August 24th, a Dixie County High School
student, Candace D. Veach, 16, received life threatening injuries in
an accident that occurred in front of the school on US 19.
According to Trooper Hodge, Veach was leaving the school
parking lot onto US 19 when she ran into a truck being driven by
Daryl R. Jackson, 44, of Cross City causing the trucks' right front
tire to land on top of Veach's car.
Emergency crews were quick to respond and worked to get the
injured teen out of her crushed car. Dixie EMS personnel
transported Veach to the Dixie heli-pad where she was transferred
onto an air ambulance to Shands UF in Gainesville where she
continued to be treated for her injuries.
This past Monday, Veachs' Aunt, Adele Nugent gave an
update of her niece's condition. Veach sustained a broken pelvis,
broken and crushed ribs, collapsed lung and other internal injuries
requiring 31 units of blood. Her spleen was removed as well as the
crushed ribs: Veach sustained massive head injuries, which is the
main concern of doctors at this time and remains in critical
The family is asking that persons wanting to help, to do so by
giving blood in Candace's name and to continue their prayers.
Candace is the daughter of Tim Veach of St. Pete and Elizabeth
Burgess of Old Town.
Charges are pending at this time.

Continued from page 1

Of course having a state of the art facility doesn't hurt. The,
LCCC Dixie Center is an extension 'of the Lake City campus,
providing full service to their students. "You can sign up here, pay.
here and even take Distance Learning classes here," stated Walker..
Walker noted that there is also a variety of Adult Classes offered
throughout the year such as basic computers, painting, etc. "We
offer the class and if enough students sign up then it's a go," she
The Dixie Center recently received a new computer lal. that is
open to the public free of charge. Students can take advantage of
the lab to do their homework And research on the Internet.
Residents can use the lab to check email or just browse the web.
Currently the Centers hours, are Monday through Thursday
from 8:00 am 5:00 pm. You can call 352-498-2903 for more
information ori how the LCCC Dixie Center can help you and your
educational needs.








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at 10:00 a.m. in the Dixie
County Commission Chambers
at 214 NE Hwy 351, Cross
City, FL.
Senator Nancy Argenziano
(R) Crystal River, Rep.
Kendrick, Rep. Dwight Stansel
(D) Live Oak, who make up
the Dixie County Legislative.
Delegation, look forward to
meeting with citizens and
elected officials in a town hall
meeting to discuss issues of
interest to both elected
officials and the general
public. More specifically, the
purpose of these meetings is to
bring up local issues AND any
proposed local legislation.
"These hearings are
valuable in making us aware of
the concerns and needs of
Dixie County", said Rep.
Kendrick, "We look forward to
hearing directly from our
constituency as to how we can
best be 'of service to them
during the Legislative Session
which begins on March 7,
To ensure full participation
and accessibility for all
meeting attendees, according
to the Americans' with
Disabilities Act (ADA), please
let us know of any special
accommodations. you may
reciuire by calling my
Tallahassee office at 850/488-

Happy and successful
cooking doesn't rely only
on know-how; it comes
from the heart, makes
great demands on the
palate and needs enthu-
siasm and a deep love of
food to bring it to life.
-Georges Blanc



.*Cross City/Hwy. 19
*Old Town Elementary School
*Ruth Rains Middle School
*Anderson Elementary School
*Dixie County High School

*Prenatal Care
*Acute & Chronic Disease Care *Minor Surgical Procedures
*Laceration Repair *Employment Physicals
*Well Child & Newborn Care *Family Planning
*School & Sports Physicals *School Health Services
*Treatment for Asthma *Preventative Health Care
*WIC Coupons *Dental Services
*Laboratory & X-Ray *HIV Anonymous & Confidential Testing
*Child & Adult Immunizations -Kiddy Corner Play Area for Children
*Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation & Treatment

Board Certified Pediatrician To Care For Your Children
Board Certified Internist To Care For Adults
Medical Providers To See Your Children At School


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The Town of Cross city will hold a public meeting on
Thursday, September 8th, at 5:00 P.M. The sole
purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the Town
applying for a grant under the Florida Recreation
Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) during the
2005 funding cycle. The applications are due
September 15th, 2005. The grant application includes
improvements to the Town of Cross City Park.

The Town of Cross City will hold the meeting in the
Town Hall Council Chambers and the public is invited
to attend. Handicapped persons wishing to attend
who will need special accommodations should
contact Mike Cassidy, Town of Cross City, (352) 498-

Seven Democratic Sheriffs
Endorse Rod Smith for Governor
Recently, Democratic sheriffs from seven North Florida
counties endorsed Senator Rod Smith's campaign to win the
Democratic nomination for governor in 2006.
Sheriffs Jerry Whitehead of Union County; Dewey Hatcher of
Dixie County; David Turner of Gilchrist County; J. Harrell Reid of
Hamilton County; Owen Carson McCall, Jr. of Lafayette County;
Dean Kelly of Putnam County; and Joey Dobson of Baker County
endorsed Smith, citing Smith's long-standing support for law
enforcement and crime prevention efforts, and their shared belief
that Smith is the strongest candidate to lead their party to victory in
the 2006 general election.
The seven sheriffs have formed a group called "Sheriffs for
Rod Smith," and they will actively recruit other county 'sheriffs to
support Smith, a former State Attorney who is best known for his
successful 1994 prosecution of the Gainesville student murderer.
"We (the seven sheriffs) have decided to get together to take
this unusual step of making an early endorsement in the governor's
race because we feel very strongly that it's crucial -- both for our
party and our state -- to have a candidate who understands complex
law enforcement issues and knows what it takes to fight and
prevent crime," said Union County Sheriff Jerry Whitehead, a past
president of the Florida Sheriffs Association.
"In his two terms as State Attorney, as well as in his efforts --
inside and outside of the legislature -- to improve Florida's
juvenile justice system, combat crime, and give law enforcement
agencies the resources they need, Rod Smith has proven to us that
he would be an outstanding governor," Whitehead added.
"Having Smith at the top 'of the ticket will be a great advantage
to Democrats because it will make it impossible for the
Republicans to pretend to be the party better able to keep ou'r
neighborhoods safe," said Gilchrist County Sheriff David Turner,
who has been named Florida Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
three times by The American Legion. "No other candidate of either
party can match Rod Smith's credentials and experience as a crime
fighter and protector of our families."
Smith was elected State Attorney for the Eighth Judicial
Circuit, in the Gainesville area, in 1992 and was re-elected in 1996.
As State Attorney, he created the circuit's first special prosecutions
unit to crack down on crimes against women and children. In 1994,
Smith gained widespread attention for his successful prosecution
of the Gainesville student murderer on charges of first-degree
murder for the slaying of five college students.
In 2000, Smith was elected to the Florida Senate from the 14th
District, covering nine North Florida counties. Although. a
supporter of the death penalty, Smith successfully sponsored
legislation to ban the execution of mentally retarded persons. In
2002, he received the Florida Police Chiefs Association's
Legislative Achievement Award for his efforts to improve public
safety and fight crime.

Page 6 Dixie Cout

Abundant Life & Living
Good attitudes versus bad attitudes, attitudes has a great
bearing on our life and living,. Attitudes sets the tone of how one
perceives us as a whole. Our
attitude sets the mode of how we
perceive and accept each day,
whether it will be a good day or a
bad day for us. Attitudes causes us
to make good or bad decisions at
times. Attitudes causes us to loose
or gain good friends. Attitudes
make good or bad relationships
with family members. Attitudes
also makes good or bad
relationships with your employer,
employees, or colleagues on the
Lucille Stockton job. Do a self analogy test on
yourself, go to your mirror and smile, frown, smirk, gesture with
your body and hands and practice eye contact. All in ways that
you answer or act toward people in general every day. Then
check to see if that is the way you would like to be responded
too. In all the actions, take time to empathize the facts, because
only you can change yourself into a better or worse person. Only
you can choose for yourself to have a positive or negative
attitude. If you choose to have a negative attitude. If you choose
to have a negative attitude. If you choose to have a negative
attitude, you will know it hurts you in all the areas of your life
and living.
"Love Life And Live It."

New Prospect Baptist News
As autumn approaches, we look forward to additional ways of
serving the Lord, along with the cooler weather. We have great
expectations for advancing God's Kingdom through some new
church programs and activities scheduled to begin in September.
What a privilege and blessing it is to serve Him, the Creator and
Lord of our salvation!
This week, we are proud to welcome two new 'additions to our
church family through birth: Miss Macie Marie Beckham,
daughter of Rex and Billie Jo Beckham, and a beautiful baby.boy
born to Jon and Erin Lord. As always, we are proud of all our,
We urge you to join us in observing a Week of Prayer
September 4th-10th, sponsored by Florida Baptists State Missions.
There is much need for prayer; for the sick, our people in the
armed forces, our -nation's leaders, the people who were in
Hurricane Katrina's path....and the list goes on..
We were proud to have visitors again in Sunday's services and
welcome you back anytime. Have a good week, be safe during the
Labor Day holiday, and May God bless you.

Let Us There are two lasting-
Pray bequests we can give our
ray children. One is roots.
For The other is wings.
SPeace -Hodding Carter, Jr.

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nty Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, September 1, 2005

Jerry Lewis Ready to Lead 40th

Labor Day Telethon for MDA
With a cadre of stalwart co-hosts at his side, entertainer Jerry
Lewis will star in his 40th annual Telethon for the Muscular
Dystrophy Association on Labor Day weekend.
Airing for 21 1/2 hours beginning at 9 p.m. EDT on Sunday, Sept.
4, the Telethon will originate from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly
Hills, Calif., and will be shown on nearly 200 "Love Network"
stations nationwide. Check local listings for stations and start
Creating awareness of and raising funds for MDA's programs
of research and services for children and adults with more than 40
neuromuscular diseases, the broadcast is expected to draw some 50
million viewers nationwide and many more worldwide via MDA's,
Web site, www.mdausa.org.
After battling his own health problems for two years and
coming out on top, Lewis, MDA's national chairman, displays
even greater motivation to help "his kids" conquer their
neuromuscular diseases.
"I'm thrilled to help MDA lead the fight against muscular
dystrophy and other muscle-wasting diseases," Lewis said. "The
Telethon is the high point of a year of dedicated work by the
Association's staff, researchers, sponsors and volunteers, and
provides great entertainment to boot."
TV legend Ed McMahon, a member of the Association's Board
of Directors, will return for his 38th year as Telethon anchor. Jann
Carl of "Entertainment Tonight," TV personality Cynthia Garrett
and comedian Norm Crosby will assist Lewis as co-hosts. Carl is
an MDA director, while Garrett and Crosby are MDA national vice
The Telethon promises a mixture of entertainment that will
appeal to many generations. The broadcast also will present the
country's freshest singers, dancers, comedians, bands and novelty
Each hour, MDA "Love Network" stations will present
information -about local programs. Both national and local
segments will feature videotaped profiles and live interviews with
individuals and families served by MDA. During the 2004 MDA
Telethon, pledges and donations brought in a total of $59.4
million. Lewis said that, as' always, his goal for 2005 is.to surpass
that total by one dollar.
MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat more than
40 neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide
research, comprehensive services and far-reaching professional
and public health education. The Association's programs are
funded almost entirely by individual private contributors.

Drop in any old time to place your ad or subscribe or just to
say, "HELLO!" at the Dixie County Advocate.


Emma Almon
Mrs. Emma Almon of Old Town passed away Monday, August
29, 2005 at her home. She was 85. Bom in Trenton, Florida, Mrs.
Almon moved to Tampa at the age of 8 and then returned to Old
Town 15 years ago. She was a homemaker and mother and a
member of the First Baptist Church of Cross City.
She is survived by daughters, Ewana Kaye Holtsclaw of Old
Town and Becky Mercer of Tampa; 4 grandchildren and 4 great
Funeral services for Mrs. Almon will be held Thursday,
September 1, 2005 at 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church of Cross
City with Rev. Mike Brown officiating. Burial will follow at
Cross City Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the funeral home
Wednesday, August 31, 2005 between the hours of 6 and 8 pm.
Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352-498-5400.

David Ray Brookins
September 8, 1977- August 22, 2005
David Ray Brookins of Bronson, FL passed away in his sleep
early in the morning of August 22, 2005 at the age of 27.
He is survived by his wife Elizabeth M. Brookins of Fanning
Springs, FL; 4 sons, David M. Brookins, Matthew J. Brookins and
Isaac J. Brookins all of Trenton, FL and Benjamin J. Hawver of
Cheboygan, MI; daughter Hannah E. Brookins of Trenton, FL; his
father and step-mother Charles E. & Audra G. Brookins, Sr. of
Bronson, FL; his mother and step-father Vince E. & Tamera M.
Murman, of Trenton; 2 grandmothers, Alma L. Brookins of
Bronson, FL and Virginia L. Weeks of Trenton, FL; 'step-
grandparents John A. & Anita E. Creel, Sr. of Old Town, FL and
Edward Murman & Jerri Thomas; brother Charles E. Brookins, Jr.;
2 step-bothers, Cpl. Millard B. Weeks, III of Trenton, FL and Spc.
James M. Weeks of Old Town, FL; 2 sisters Anita M. Brookins of
Bronson, FL and Sarah M. Murman of Trenton, FL; 4 aunts, Annie
Rusk of Blairsville, GA, Sherry L. Ely of Monks Comer, SC,
Denise Lingenfelter of Daytona Beach, FL and Kim Todd of Floral
City, FL; 4 uncles, Glenn Brookins, Jr. of Homestead, FL, Michael
Brookins, Sr. & Robert Brookins, Sr. both of Bronson, FL and
John Cireel, Jr. of Kathleen, GA; 2 nieces, many cousins, and many
more family members including great grandparents, great aunts,
and great uncles.
He was preceded in death by two Grandfathers, Millard "Bill"
Weeks, Sr. and Glenn A. Brookins, Sr. and an Uncle Millard B.
Weeks, Jr.
David has been a resident of Levy or Gilchrist County for most
of his life. He attended Bronson Elementary School and Bronson
and Trenton High Schools.
Services for David were held at Calvary Temple Assembly of
God, Cross City, FL on Saturday, August 27, 2005 at 3:00 pm. The
services will be officiated by David's cousin and friend, Rev.
Romona Murphy.
Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral Home,
Chiefland, FL, 352-493-4777.


The Word made
"Heaven and Hell"
continued from last week, I
.the son of man, say Afterwards I
conversed with those angels on the
i wonderful phenomena which exist
from the influx of the spiritual
world into the natural; particularly
on the subject of caterpillars
during .their change into
butterflies, also on bees and
drones, silk-worms, and likewise
spiders; informing them, that the
inhabitants of the earth ascribe
such phenomena to the sun's light
and heat, and consequently to
nature, and what had often
surprised me, they confirmed
themselves by .these things in
favor of nature and by such
confirmation bring sleep and death
over their minds, and become
atheists. I the son of man, say
After this I related to them some
extraordinary particulars
respecting vegetables, 'how all of
them successively grow in a
regular process from their seed,
even to the production of new
seeds, just as if the earth knew
how to dispose and accommodate
her elements to the prolific
principle of the seed, and from
thence to bring-forth a bud dilate
that into a stem, and from the stem
to emit branches, and clothe these
with leaves and afterwards adorn
them with flowers, and from the
interiors of the flowers to form the
initiament of, fruits, then bring
them to perfection, and by means
of these, in order to continued the
kind, to produce new seeds as new
offspring. I the son of map, say
these wonderful phenomena
however, as they are continually
observed, and return at stated
seasons, and so became familiar,
customary, and common, are not
regarded by making on earth as
wonders, but as mere 'effects of
nature; the only reason for which
is, that they are ignorant of the
existence of -a spiritual world,
operating from within, and acting
on all and every thing in the world
of nature, and on its. earth, just as
the human mind operates and act
upon the senses and motions of the
body, and that all the parts of
nature arN but as coats, sheaths,
and clothing, which encompass
spiritual things, and proximately
produce effects corresponding to
the end intended by God the
Creator.,Love you, continued next
week. :

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 Woarslp With Us
"A church where everybody is somebody & Christis Lord".
Sunday School 10A ** Morning Worship 11 A
Evening Worship 6P ** Wed. Prayer Meeting 7P
Pastor- David B. Downing (352) 498-0714 ,

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

Cross City Church of God
t.Knnain Sl6ei Cross Cil
"Proclaiming The Full Gospel For 411 People"
Sunday School 10A** Morning Worship 11 A
Children's Church 11A Evening Worship 6:30P
Wednesday Family Training Hour Adult & Teen Ministry,
Boy's Brigade & Girl's Club 7:30P
Rev. Ed & Svlvia Ivev, Pastor (352) 498-3280
Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Church,
100 Parker Stret Cross City
In the heart of Dixie Co., with Dixie Co. at heart
Sunday School 10A Morning Worship 11A
Children's Church Ages 3-11
Sun. Evening 6P (Youthquake, ages 12-18)
Wed. Family Night 7:30P Missionette's & Boy's Club'
Pastor Paul & Louise Tyson (352) 498-0736

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

First Assembly of God
Hwy. 351 & Camp Two Rd. Cross City *t
Sunday School 10A. Morning Worship 11A
Sunday Children's Church 11A
Sunday Evening -7P Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Nursery Provided
Pastor Marvin & Janice Parsley 352) 498-3366

First Baptist Church of Cross City
US 19 -Cross City
tr"m.e hatUeywmaylhaweandhavetnwieabndanny.J.ato
Sunday School 9:30A* Morning Worship 10:45A
Evening Worship 7P
Wed. GA's & RA's 6P Youth 7P
Aault Bible Study & Parayer 7P Choir 8P
Pastor Mike Brown (352) 498-5107
First Baptist Church of Old Town
Welcome To Gods House Wont You Comne On k
Sunday School 9:45A* Morning Worship 11A
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 Baptist Church of Steinhatchee
Riverside Drive Steinhatchee
'LUghjh use On The Gulr
Sunday School -10A* Morning Worship 11A
Evening Worship 6P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P
Awana 6:30P
Pastor Leon Holden (352) 498-2108

First Baptist Church of Horseshoe Beach
25 Main Street Horseshoe Beach, FL (352) 498-0756
'Where God's Word Is Changing Lives"
Bible Study 10 a.m. Worship 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer 7 p.m.
Pastor, Carlos M. Perez (352) 498-0756

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
Rev. Howard Grimmenga, Pastor (352) 498-3420
Holy Cross Catholic Church
US 19 South of Cross City
CHURCH MASS Sunday 11:30A
BINGO Every Tuesday doors Open at 10:30A,
Games Begin At 11 :OOA
Father Joseph Manlangat, Pastor (352) 4985671

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, RA's, GA's & Mission Friends
Pastor Wayne Allen (352) 498-5617

McCrabb Baptist Church
7 Miles North of Old Town on SR 349
aCom WalK MWiUs/t
Sunday School 9:45A, Worship Service 11A
Church Training 6P, Evening Worship 7P
Women's Prayer Group 3rd Tues. -1 0A
Wed. Prayer Meeting 7P, BrotherhoodWMU -1st Wed. 7P
Danny Rogers, Pastor (352) 542-2207

New Prospect Baptist Church
US 19 Between Cross City & Old Town
Jesus Is TheAnswer For Your ULfe
Sunday School 10A, Morning Worship 11A,
Children's Church 11A, Evening Worship 7P
Wednesday Evening 7P
Pastor, Billy Robson (352) 498-3711

Old Town United Methodist Church
US 19* Old Town
"Come Let UsWs io& Adore Hin"
Sunday Worship 9:30A
Church School 11 A
Wednesday Choir Practice 7P
Pastor, Rev. CarRalRnear (352) 542-7954

Scrub Creek Baptist Church
Located 6 Miles East On CR 351
A4 Friendly Church With A Welcome Spirit"
Bible Study -.9:45A, Worship Service 11 A
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 11A,
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30P
Pastor Bill Schnorbus* H 498-3258, C 498-5674

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

Suwannee River Baptist Church
Old Town Next to Trugas
Come Grow With Us/
Sunday School 9:45A, Worship Service 11A
Evening Worship 6P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7P
Rev. Bobby 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 Corbln (352) 498-5837

Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, September 1, 2005

Announce Engagement &
[Approaching Marriage


Kelli Nicole Buzbee & Brian Jacob Williamson
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Buzbee of McAlpin, Florida are pleased
to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their
daughter Kelli Nicole Buzbee to'Brian Jacob Williamson, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Buck Williamson also of McAlpin.
Kelli and Brian are both graduates of Branford High School
and are presently enrolled at Lake City Community College.
The wedding will be. an event of Saturday, January 28, 2006 at
Pinemount Baptist Church sanctuary in McAlpin.
Kelli is the granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. Bert Buzbee of Old
Town, Florida.

Faith Place Presents
"Front Porch Music"
Faith Place at Otter Springs RV Resort will present "Front
Porch Music" Saturday, September 3rd at 7:00 PM. The non-
denominational event will feature the Southern Gospel group The
DuPree Family.
Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy this time of
fellowship. There will be a covered dish dinner, so bring your best
dish to share.
For more information, call Trish Keene at 352-463-0800, email
otterspringsrv@aol.com or visit the website at
Faith Baptist Church News
We at Faith want to give thanks to God for sparing us from the
hurricane this week. We pray for those who are still in the path of
this enormous hurricane, but we are forever thankful for His mercy
and grace in turning it away from us. This is surely the answer to
our most earnest and sincereprayers.
Our services today and last Sunday as well were very spiritual.
Love abounds at Faith. A week ago, we had the Anchors in concert
and what a blessing they were to us. The love of God and the
Christfian attitude is so real in this group. If you missed it, you are
trily missed a blessing. The truly blessed our hearts.
The message delivered by Bro. Jackie and the special music
today was wonderful as usual. We had lots of visitors and we want
them to know they are a blessing to us and we pray that ouir people
made you feel welcome and loved. If you're looking for a church
home, we invite you to share ours and if you're just passing
through, we invite you back anytime.
It's that time of year when we are about to begin the new,
church year and time for the officers to sign up to keep their.jobs.
There are always plenty of jobs for anyone who wants one. There
is; a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the hallway going into
the S.iday School rooms and we invite,you to look it over and
* find the job you want to do and sign up for it. God will bless you
richly fpr doing His work.
Weginvite you to come out for the services next week and
please invite someone to come with you. Bring a friend, relative or
co-worker and let them learn about Jesus. there is so much love to
be shared at Faith and we are just waiting to share it with "you".
Until we meet again, may God bless you, -keep you healthy, happy
and safe and bring y6u out to services Wednesday night and again
Sunday morning and Sunday night. We love you at Faith.
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Roasted Red Pepper
And Pesto Spread
Prep time: 30 minutes
Chill time: several hours
Special equipment:

1 (3-oz.) pkg. cream
cheese, softened
S% of a (13-oz.) jar'
roasted red bell
peppers, well drained
3 tbsps. oil-packed,
julienne cut sun-dried
tomatoes, drained
S1 tbsp. capers
1 green onion, sliced
1 clove garlic
; cup lightly packed
fresh basil leaves
: cup basil pesto
4 ;of a (8-oz.) container
whipped cream cheese
Puree cream cheese,
peppers, sun-dried toma-
Stoes, apers, onion and
garlic in a blender or food
processor. Stir in basil
and process using on and
off pulses until finely
chopped. Cover and refrig-
erate for several hours to
S.'chill. Line a 4-cup bowl
with two layers of cheese-
.,cloth, allowing the cheese-
cloth to drape over the
sides. Spread % of the pep-
per mixture into the bot-
torn of the bowl. Top with
a layer of cream cheese,
: then pesto, spreading
evenly across the surface.
Top with the remaining
pepper mixture, then fold
Sthe excess cheesecloth
over the top. Cover and
refrigerate for several
Hours or until mixture is
' firm. May be made up to'
4 days ahead. Remove
from cheesecloth and
serve with crackers or
focaccia. Makes 16 appe-
Stizer servings.

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Momma Had The Answer
Of her pain only a few knew
And many of her days were lonely too
Each day to the Bible her eyes would flow
For that is how she got her "get up and go"
Yes, her body was crippled and worn
But Momma had the answer; she had been re-born
To the Cross" she had been
Asking Jesus forgiveness of sin
Momma really liked Psalms 103
But Momma .often said, All scripture is for me"
Years ago the taught us to pray
At a Pentecostal Church they paved the way
Yes, circumstances changed them for several years
But God
. He heard our prayers' and saw our tears'
He is there to pick us up when we fall
And "I love you", that is God's call
Oh, Yes Momma won
For in her heart was the Son
Words' I found that Mamma wrote
That forever I'll tote
Momma with her brokenness and pain
She wrote "this made more of God for her to gain"
This is how Momma looked at her handicap
It was part of life that filled the gap,
From Momma we all could learn
She'd say "its soon time for Christ's return
So today make sure you're re-born
Or you'll not hear the Heaven's horn
Dedicated in memory of Mildred S. Petty -Momma
Forever in our hearts Wanda (WPD), Gail, Dwight, Dwain

Class of 1995
Reunion Announcement
The DCHS Class of 1995 will hold its 10-year reunion,
Saturday, October 1, 2005, at the First District Community
Building, beginning 6:00 p.m. The Community Building is located
10 miles north of Old Town on SR 349. Dinner will be catered for
class members and their spouse or guest. A DJ will be providing
the entertainment.
Anyone with information on how to reach class members that
live out of the area, please call or email Brooke Davis Ward at
535-5337, kinsey98@hotmail.com, or Macaele Corbin Wood at
542-1220, macndan@bellsouth.net.

Gone But Not

-./ '.

-In Loving
Memory Of
Omar "Sonny"
1935 2002
From your children,
daughters, Trina Jenkins and
Shannon Valentine; and sons,
David, Scott, Tim, and Mike.
You are always in our hearts.

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

Behold The Tabernacle Of God
Rev 21:3
"Free from Leaven"
I the Day of the Lord, say When the children of Israel departed from
,Egypt they gathered up their dough before it was leavened, for they did
not have opportunity to leaven it" because they were thrust out of Egypt,
and could not tarry. (Ex 12:39). I the Day of the Lord say had they
lingered in Egypt, they wquld have had plenty of opportunity to leaven
their dough; but because they were thrust out in haste their bread was
unleavened. So it is with the child of God. As long as he is pressing on
with God, and fleeing from the corrupting influences of the world, the
flesh, and the Devil-his life is free from sin. He does not have "time" for
sin. to work within him. He is too busy following his God arid following
his God and following on in the pathway of'obedience. I the Day of the
Lord, say but let him linger but he way, lose the vision of the glory that is
set before him, and yearn for the good old days when he had plenty -in"
Egypt- and leaven will begin to work a fresh in his life. Let any child of
God, or group of people, lose the vision of God's glory, and before long
that man or that assembly becomes filled with the leaven of malice and
wickedness. I the Day of'the Lord, say there is only one sure way by
which a stream of water can be kept pure and clean- and that is by
flowing. Let it be diverted into an open pit, and before long the water
becomes a stagnant pool and will breed corruption and death. So it is with
Truth. When an individual, and assembly, or a group of assemblies settles
back in self-complacency, satisfied with their condition, and content with
the thought that the\ ha\e arrived at the Truth- Stagnation immediately,
sets in, the leaven begins to .function, and "malice and wickedness"
characterize the whole denomination. I the Day of the Lord, say You
simply cannot expect to keep sect clean from the corrupting influences of
the flesh, because if they linger, behind when the glory-cloud moves
forward, they have plenty of time to leaven their dough. I the Day of the
Lord, say on the other hand, if you proceed from" glory to glory" there is
no opportunity for you to come leavened. Continued next week




For All




First Baptist Church of Old Town
This Sunday marked a special day for the kid's in Sunday
School. Several children and youths were promoted and received a
certificate for their advancement
From II Chronicles 14-16, Brother Royce showed us how we
can limit the works of God in our lives. When we try to control our
lives, we hinder the plans God has for us. Do you remember the
verse from God's Prayer, "Let His will be done" in our life.
When you update your prayer list this week, please add the
people that were involved in the storm this week. There will be a
Women's WMU Work Day on the 12th of September at 9:00a.m.
and a WMU meeting on the 13th of September at 6:30 p.m.
Come join us this Sunday for a day of Worship and Fellowship.
Our services start at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 12:00 p.m. come
and receive a blessing from the word of God.

The King Who Loved
You and I were always His plan
Long before the world began
He knew each of us before our birth
Worship was His plan here on earth
Great was His love for us one by one
By far more than a ton
He is never-ending and full of love
That could only come from God above
This King who died on a cruel tree
Stripes He bore for healing you and me
He watches over us night and day
And He listens when we pray
Our words may not be the best
But the King says, "Lean on me and rest"
Daily this King does show
How He loves us so
That when we are broken
We hear His words softly spoken
I did it all for you
And no payment is due
Submitted By: Wanda P. Duck

Card of Thanks
To All the People of the Tri-County Area,
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to each and
everyone who has given us strength since Candace Veach's
accident. A special thanks goes out to the Dixie County EMS and
fire fighters for their quick response and help in getting Candace
on her way to the hospital.
Thank you to all the students and staff at Dixie County High
School for all they have done. To Charlotte' Lord, Chris Lord and
Christy Keen; we thank you for all your help at the scene of the
accident and your continued help and support.
Many thanks for all the calls, visits, love offerings and prayers.
They have been a great source of strength for us all.
We know that the Lord has blessed us with a lot of wonderful
friends and neighbors. We can't say enough about your generous
hearts and Christian love.
We ask that you continue to pray for us, and if you can, to
donate blood in Candace's name:
Thank you and God bless,
The Family of Candace Veach

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Happy Birthday


September 45', 2005


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Dwayne "Lil Boomer" Riels.

Lordy, Lordy!

The baby is 40!
Mama, Cheryl, & Lynn
P.S. You're nearly almost as old as dirt!
Love You,
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida -Thursday, September 1, 2005

Buddy Martin's
Weekly Sports Commentary

Harris Poll, Smarris Poll
I thought about calling my good friend
Terry Bradshaw over the weekend, but I knew he'd
be deeply immersed in studying tapes of college
football games, since he's one of the 114 people
chosen for the Harris
Poll to vote on teams
that will. make the
BCS playoffs.

SBradshaw rarely
studied tapes of
opposing NFL
defenses when he was
a Hall of Fame
quarterback for the
Steelers, so he's not
going to start now.
Having worked closely
with him for five years in writing his autobiography
and as one of his producers on the NFL Today on
'CBS, I can assure you he's not watching college
football live or on tape!
Terry has about as-much interest in.college
football as I do in college lacrosse. Except that I've
actually watched a couple of lacrosse matches.
Unless Bradshaw has completely re-arranged his
schedule over football weekends for the Fox NFL
Pre-game show, he won't watch over two quarters of
college football this season. He's too busy watching
the pros.
As much as -he loves his ,alma mater,
Louisiana Tech, and for some reason, Tennessee --
Bradshaw just doesn't follow them or watch their
Yet he and 113 other blokes a mixture of
ex-players, coaches, athletic director, media,
conference commissioners, etc. will decide the
college football national champion, Some would call
the group "eclectic." I'd call them under-qualified.
Bradshaw is just one of several misfits who
have no business doing that task. Four of the
originals, have already been removed from the duty.
Those of us who care deeply about the game
are left scratching our heads as to how this BCS
group could take a bad situation and make it worse.
Never mind that the Associated Press asked out of
the mix and that the BCS wanted to eliminate some
of the computers in favor of "the human factors."
Depending, of course, on which humans were
As far as I can tell, the "humans" came off
of somebody's good ol' boy list. There's not one
woman in the group. Geographical representation is
sorely lacking: Even though the state of Florida is
home foi three of the powerhouses in the game, not
one single vote will come from the Sunshine State.
If this weren't so sad and borderline
fraudulent, it might be funny. Out of all the media
people, I might know six of them. I'm personally
familiar with, about a dozen of the overall group,
some of whom I do respect as college football
savvy. For the most part, however, it looks like a
bunch of candidates for the AARP Board.
Give them this: The pickings were slim. A
number of newspapers refused to allow sports
writers a vote. And nobody from ESPN could take
part .
So I propose we have our own way of
determining the top 16 teams in the country for the
eight BCS games. We'll start our own poll.
We'll call it The Peoples' Poll and anybody
can vote in it,. as long as you. watch at least one
college game per week. You are allowed one vote
per e-mail address. We'll keep weekly tabs-on our
poll vs. the BCS poll when it starts during mid-
season and at the end of the year, let's see how our
teams do vs. the Harris Poll.

I'm betting we'll have a more accurate
reflection of the country's top Division I-A teams.
What criteria you use to pick the best teams is your
business, except we do ask that you not vote for
your alma mater if your team is winless.I think we
can do better that those Harris dudes.
I'm joined with two friends from radio Joe
Williams at KKFN in Denver and Brady Ackerman
of ESPN Radio, AM900' in Ocala and AM1230
Gainesville whom I consider among the most
knowledgeable college football minds in the
country, along with Sun sports editor John Fineran.
After tallying your votes, we'll post our polls in
several places each Monday, including in the
Charlotte Sun and several web sites to be named
At least we will have some representation
from the state of Florida.
You can do your part by ranking your teams
1-16 before noon each Sunday and e-mailing it to T.
We will post the results no later than the following
It's easy to play along. You don't even have
submit your vote until after the sixth game of the
year, or after the Oct. 15th.
As a warmup, here's a look at my top teams
in a pYe-season glance: .
The Peoples' Pre-Season Poll
1. Southern Cal.
2. Texas
3. Iowa
4. Tennessee
5. Virginia Tech
6. Michigan
7. Florida
8. Ohio State
9. Miami
10. Purdue
11. Texas Tech
12. Florida State
13. Auburn
14. Oklahoma
15. Boise State
OK, let's have yours!
Quick Jump Starts
1. Randy Moss scoring Oakland has a whole
new meaning to it.,
2. Bravo the USGA's decision to allow
amateurs like Michelle Wie accept expense money
for playing in tournaments.
3. Now if we could only get college
presidents to allow scholarship athletes to have a
little walking around money for pizzas and a movie.
4. We will all sleep better tonight knowing
that Terrell Owens and Donovan McNabb are
speaking, won't we?
5. It's not a good sign when John Wooden
withdraws the use of his name for the John Wooden
award over a disagreement with the Los Angeles
Athletic Club.
Short Stuff
Nease High School quarterback Tim Tebow
displayed the size, speed, strength and savvy to be a
big-time quarterback on ESPN's national telecast
Saturday ,against No. 2 ranked Hoover, Ala. (he's
leaning toward his father's old school, Florida) ...
College football is becoming an international game,
too, as evidenced by these names on pre-season All-
American rosters: Max Jeans-Gilles (G, Georgia),
Mlahi- Kiwanuka (DE, Boston College), Haloti
* "' Ngata (DT,.'Oregon) and Eric DesLaunriers (WR,
Eastern Michigan).
Bumper sticker, sign or tee-shirt
1. Seen it all, done it all, can't remember most of it.
2. Always try to be modest and be protid of it!
3. I wish the buck stopped here, as I could use a
And good morning...
... SEC football fans. Get ready for some
news faces: Les Miles, Steve Spurrier, Ed Orgeron
and Urban Meyer.

USDA'S Livestock Assistance

Program Sign-Up Deadline Nears
Livestock producers who suffered a 40 percent or greater
grazing loss from March 15, 2004 through July 15, 2004 are
eligible for assistance. The Farm Service Agency. (FSA)
announced that eligible producers may sign up for the Livestock
Assistance Program (LAP) until close of business on September 9,
"We have had numerous applications filed by Gilchrist and
Dixie producers, said Wendy G. Luzader, FSA County Executive
Director. We are waiting on authorization from WDC to issue
.payments to eligible applicants."
-Eligibility for LAP is based on whether a producer owned or
leased grazing land in a county approved for LAP. The producer
must also have a beneficial interest or financial risk in the eligible
livestock and be a citizen or legal resident alien of the US.
Eligible livestock include: beef and dairy cattle, beefalo (when
maintained on the same basis as beef cattle), elk, reindeer, bison,,
sheep, goats, swine and equine animals raised commercially for
human food or kept for the production of food or fiber on an
owner's farm, such as cow ponies. A producer had to have owned
or leased affected livestock for at least 3 months-prior to the
payment period.
For further information and to schedule an appointment,
contact the Gilchrist-Dixie FSA. Office is located at: 4949 SW SR
26, Trenton, Florida 32693. The telephone number is 352-463-



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The Junior Varsity Football
team and coaches would like to
thank Drummond Community
Bank, Cross City for pro% hiding
the, meal for the team,
Thursday," August 25, 2005
before the game. The team
enjoyed good food and
fellowship. Their continued
support of the Dixie County
football program is greatly
Thanks again,
Junior Varsity Football
Team & Coaches




Cross City

Sept. 6

Total Cost *
For information call:
(877) 447-1950

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

by Capt. Brian Smith

For weeks the Gulf of Mexico has been
still. No wind. No wave. The sun
has been loading an immeasurable
marine battery day after day. The
prolonged calmness, coupled with
the relentless summer heat (temps >
95F), has hindered needed oxygen
from fusing into the waters. Theh
dissolved oxygen, that was in the. water,
has been depleted to a bottom
concentration that can barely
sustain life. Concentrations of two
parts per million (2 ppm) are
marginal or.stressful to fish. Last
week oxygen readings were taken
from 20-55 feet due west of the Steinhatchee
River. The readings were < Ippm on the
bottom. That explains the fish kill. They need
to breath like we due.
Dr. Paul Carlson said he hated to say it

USDA's Crop



Program Sign-

Up Deadline

Trenton/Florida, August
15, 2005- Producers who
suffered crop loss from
damaging weather in
2003,2004 and certain 2005
crop looses are eligible for
assistance. The Farm Service
Agency (FSA) announced that
eligible producers may sign up
for the Crop Disaster Program
(CDP) until close of business
on September 9, 2005 for the
2003 and. 2004 crop years.
Signup for the 2005 year is
close of business December
"We are pleased to be able
to provide these benefits to
producers as quickly as
possible," said, Wendy G.
Luzader, FSA County
Executive Director. "Drought,
floods and hurricanes are
unpredictable weather events
that put farmers and ranchers
at risk in producing a
dependable and affordable
national food supply. Signup
for this program opened on
March 14 ofthis year.
Producers suffering a
greater than 35-percent
production loss and /or more
than a 20-percent quality loss
are eligible. The payment rate
for .CDP has been increased to
65 percent of the established
commodity price for insured
crops and noninsured crops,
and 60 percent of the price for
uninsured commodities.
Previous disaster provided
payments of 50 percent of the
established commodity- price
for insured and non-insurable
crops and 45. percent for
uninsured crops.
Producers may apply for
CDP for any crops that are
eligible for coverage under the
Federal Crop Insurance or the
Noninsured Assistance
Program. For more
information on these issues,
visit USDA's website at

(NAPS)-Fifth disease is
a common condition that can
threaten the health of unborn
babies. Dr. Amanda Corcoran,
Ph.D., author of a recent Fifth
disease review, says pregnant
women should be tested for
the disease. using a simple
blood test, available from the
diagnostic company Biotrin
International. If Fifth dis-
ease is present or if a woman
believes she has been exposed
to it, doctors can take steps
to protect the fetus. For more
information, visit www.fifth
tivity disorder, or-AD/HD, is
one of the more common neu-
robiological disorders affect-
ing three to five percent of
school-age children and two
to four percent of adults. If

life, especially at home,
school, work and in personal
relationships. When accu-
rately diagnosed and treated,
however, children and adults
with the disorder can lead
fulfilling and successful lives.
Children and Adults With
ity Disorder (CHADD) is the
nation's leading advocacy
organization serving indi-
viduals living with the dis-
order and their families. For
more information, visit www.

but we needed a hurricane to put oxygen back
in the water. Wind and wave action on the
Gulf would pump oxygen from the air into the
water. He didn't know it at the time but we're.
getting more than needed.
Katrina is marching through the open
Gulf toward our Cajun friends in Louisiana; a
category five hurricane packing winds of 175
mph. It is feeding off that stored energy the
k sun has forced in the Gulf in the previous
weeks. The energy is being released in
a violent way. Katrina is in the same
class as Andrew, expending as much
energy every second as several
Hiroshima type atomic bombs. If
you knew atomic bombs were
coming at you, would you evacuate?
Let's pray everyone does the prudent
thing and leaves.
Scallops have been plentiful. During
low tides, folks are disappointed that the limit
of two gallons per person came so fast. The
best area has been north of the river mouth.

AARP Driver Safety Classes
AARP Driver Safety classes will be conducted at the Capital
City Bank, 2012 N. Young Blvd in Chiefland on October 1 and 8
starting at 9 a.m. Many insurance companies offer an
auto insurance premium discount for customers completing these
classes, both of which must be taken. The course is taken on two
four-hour days.
There is a $10 fee per person and to register call the instructor
Jean DaCosta at (352)493-7597.
The Saturday classes will give those seniors, aged 50 and over
who are still gainfully employed, an opportunity to attend.
The AARP program is a classroom refresher course specially
designed for mature drivers and helps them refine existing skills
and develop safe, defensive driving techniques.

Log Cabin Quilters
Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday August 25th at the Levy
County Quilt Museum. Jannie Bicknell has just finished a quilt that
goes to the fair and if it doesn't get a blue ribbon, I don't want to
see the one that does. She has really outdone herself this time; it
has a fan design as well as Jacobs Ladder with applique. We will
be putting a picture in the paper soon.
We want to thank the people who bring all the fabric and
whatever that everyone enjoys going through and as we see what's
here we try to understand why we do what we do. Everyone is
different and the ideas that come into a mind are hard to
understand. We all make whatever and it all turns out to be great.
B.J. Johnson finished a small quilt and her quilting is really
something to see. She is now on another one and we know this one
will be special. When she came to us she had never quilted and
now we call her and Jannie professionals.
Lunch was a feast with chicken and dressing, pot. Fritters,
cabbage, onion casserole, rice casserole, lots of salads, carrot cake,
ice cream, cookies, jello fluff, and molded jello, oh so good.
20 were present.

Boaters Can Get Free Hurricane

Preparation Tips and Tools at

"Hurricane Center"

With hurricane season in full swing, boaters along the Florida
coast should take last year's hurricane season to hear: and take the
necessary steps' to prepare their boats for a potential, full-blown
hurricane. To help them with this task, Boat Owners Association
of The United States (BoatU.S.) has some free tips and "tools"
a ailable.
The BoatU.S. "Hurricane Center," a storm-related Web site
located at BoatUS.com/Hurricanes, includes a, hurricane
preparation worksheet, in-depth Guide to Preparing Boats and
Marinas for Hurricanes, and a checklist for what to do after a
hurricane strikes. All are free and easily downloadable.
The worksheet is a planning guide on steps to take prior to a
hurricane, whether you plan on keeping your boat ashore, on a
mooring or in the slip. It also lists gear a boater will need for any
hurricane preparations items that could be sold out just before a
hurricane hits.
The 12-page Guide goes into greater detail about, how
hurricane damages to boats usually occur, gives tips on what
boaters should expect, and includes information and diagrams on
how to prepare marinas and boats. Also included is a hurricane
tracking chart and valuable information on post-storm recovery.
The post-storm checklist can help eliminate any further damages to
your boat and help you get back on the water' quicker.
Also at http://www.BoatUS.com/Hurricanes boaters can see up-
to-the-minute storm tracking tools with live satellite images and a
new "spaghetti" tracking model that shows multiple forecasters'
predicted paths on the map. Also included are landfall strike
probabilities, NOAA advisories and wind band information. Over a
"million boaters used the site last year.


Tides for the Coast of Dixie County
Sept 2nd- 29th,2005
4181 29* 30.0'N 83* 22.0' W Pepperfish Keys, Gulf Coast-cont
'di 2-Sep 3:18AM 3.1 9:11 AM 1.3 2:49 PM 3.0 10:01 PM 0.3
at 3-Sep NM 3:42 AM 3.3 9:46 AM 1 3:21 PM 3.7 10:23 PM 0.4
Sun 4-Sep 4:04 AM 3.4 10:19AM 0.8 3:53 PM 3.7 10:43 PM 0.4
Mon 5-Sep 4:25 AM .3.5 10:52 AM 0.7 4:26 PM 3.7 11:04 PM 0.6
rue 6-Sep 4:43AM 3.6 11:24AM 0.5 5:02 PM 3.6 11:28PM 0.7
Ved 7-Sep 5:03 AM 3.6 11:58 AM 0.4 5:42 PM 3.5 11:55PM. 0.9
hu 8-Sep 5:24 AM 3.6 12:36PM 0.4 6:28 PM 3.3
Fri 9-Sep 12:25 AM 1.2 5:49 AM 3.6 1:23 PM 0.4 7:24 PM 3
Sat 10-Sep 1:01 AM 1.5 6:21 AM 3.6 2:25PM 0.4 8:41 PM 2.;
Sun 11-Sep FQ 1:45 AM 1.8 7:04 AM 3.5 3:51 PM 0.5 10:28PM 2.1
Mon .12-Sep 2:51 AM 2.1 8:10 AM 3.3 5:28 PM 0:4
Tue 13-Sep 12:10AM 2.7 4:32 AM 2.2 1l0:03 AM 3.3 6:48 PM 0.1
Ved 14-Sep 1:14AM 2.9 6:16AM 2.1 11:55AM 3.5 7:49PM .0.4
Thu 15-Sep 1;58AM 3.1 7:31 AM 1.7 1:10PM 3.8 8:38PM -0.2
ri 16-Sep 2:33 AM 3.3 8:27 AM 1.3 2:10 PM 1 9:21 PM .0.2
Sat 17-Sep FM 3:05AM 3.4 9:15AM 0.8 3:02 PM 4.1 9:59PM 0.1
Sun 18-Sep 3:34 AM 3.6 10:00 AM 0.4 3:51 PM 4.1 10:33 PM 0.4
Mon 19-Sep 4:00 AM 3.6 10:43 AM 0.2 4:37 PM 3.6 11:03 PM 0.8
rue 20-Sep 4:24 AM 3.7 11:25 AM 0 5:23 PM 3.6 11:29PM 1.2
Ved 21-Sep 4:47AM 3.7 12:07PM 0.1 6:08 PM 3.3 11:54PM 1.5
Thu 22-Sep 5:09 AM 3.6 12:52PM 0.2 6:57 PM 2.9
Fri 23-Sep 12:18AM 1.7 5:33AM 3.5 1:43PM 0.5 7:56 PM 2.I
Sat 24-Sep 12:43AM 1.9 6:00AM 3.3 2:54PM 0.8 9:26PM 2.:
Sun 25-SepLQ 1:16 AM 2.1 6:37 AM 3.1 4:36 PM 0.9 11:30 PM 2.:
Mon 26-Sep 2:25 AM 2.2 7:45 AM 2.8 6:12 PM 0.9
Tue 27-Sep 12:40AM/2.5 .4:53AM 2.2 11:03AM 2.8 7:15PM 0.8
Ned 28-Sep 1:16AM 2.7 6:39AM 1.9 12:30PM 3 7:57PM 0.7
Thu 29-Sep 1:44 AM 2.9 7:34 AM 1.6 1:19PM 3.2 8:29 PM 0.6
RIVER LEVELS 27-Aug' 28-Aug 29-Aug 30-Aug
Rock Bluff 14.12 13.99 13.90 13.84
Wilcox/Fanning Springs 7.04 7.08 7.15 7.11

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Bears Defeat

Indians In


By John Kelley
Despite the rain and a malfunctioning
score board, the Dixie County Bears took
home the
win from -
t h e -I
Chiefland 7. 5
Indians on
night. In a
game that
w a s
w i t h
fumbles by
both sides, .'
the Bears .< *
away with a 14 to 12 victory.
Under dark storm clouds, the Bears
struck first and scored during the first quarter.
On a drive that ended with Quarterback Yarrell
handing off to Kurt Skelly. Skelly scampered
into the end zone for the touchdown. Micah
Cassidy planted the ball .firmly between the
uprights for the extra point to set the score 7 to
Second quarter action had the spectators
on the edge of their seats, as Chiefland
returned the ball 55 yards after the kickoff. The
Bears stalled the drive and gained possession.
Following a tough series the Bears had to punt
the ball away, only to have the Indians again
return it, this time for a touchdown. The extra
point attempt was no good. This would prove
to,hurt the Indians later in the game.
'Late in the Second quarter, Corey
VanAernam, intercepted an Indian pass and
darted unheeded into the end zone for the

score. Cassidy again, showed off his leg and
easily added the extra point for a score of 14 to
6. This the score that took the Bears into
With the rain coming down, the second
half proved to be a battle as both teams tried to
overcome fumbles and incomplete passes. As
the forth quarter wound down the Indians
scored, but fail to convert the extra point again,
giving the Bears a slim lead. Dixie County held
on to takes home the win 14 to 12.
The Bears defense was tough on the
Indians, with Kurt Skelly as a stand out player
on the defense as well as a standout on the
offense. It seemed that Skelly was in the mix
on almost every
critical play,
... causing him to
be named both
Offensive &
S.... D e fensive
Player of the
Game. Micah
Cassidy has

anchored his
position as
kicker and this
"' will only prove
to be a huge
asset to the Bear's arsenal of good solid
players. Robert Yarrell is also going to be a
good Quarterback but will have to improve in
the completed pass column for the next games.
Overall the team proved itself well in the first
season game and we look forward to some
great Bear football again this year.
Head coach Brent Wilkerson had this to
say after Friday's game "We played tough, the
defense played good, but we missed a few
tackles. The defense played as good a game as
they have played in a while. Anytime that you
beat Chiefland by 1 point, it doesn't matter if
you play bad you still played good!" Looking
'forward to Newberry Wilkerson added, "this
Newberry is a tough team; they have gotten
better so we will have to get better."
Come out this Friday and watch the
Bears take on Newberry at home. GO BIG


Bears .



With Loss



The-Lady Bears, coached by
Robyn Norton, played in a pre-
season tournament in -
Chiefland, losing to Chiefland
and defeating Trenton. On
Tuesday they lost to Williston .
in four games. They play at
home on. Friday against Ft.
White at 7:00 p.m.

JV Wins

In Junior Varsity action
Tuesday. they defeated
Williston easily. Coach
Stankey praised her girls for -.
their outstanding serving.
during the games.
They play Ft. White Friday ,.
at 5:30 P.M. at home.

Pictured i-r, front row, Jessica Singleton, Jaime
VanAernam, Tearra Owens, Rochelle Morrow, and
Jessica Chewning. Back row, Miriah Riels, Kayla
Turner, Sarah Durham, Coach Robyn Norton,


Hollis, Britni

Robson and


Ruth IRains Middle School
FootLball Schedule 2005

Sept. 6
Sept. 20
Sept. 27
Oct. 4
Oct. 11
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Ft. White Home
Williiton m Home
Chiefland ,Horre
Williaton Away
Lake Butler Away,
Starke Home

n PlA

7: 0 PM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM

Division Championship TBA

JV Team



Opener To


In a game hampered by
rain, the DCHS Junior Varsity
team lost their season opener to
Chiefland, 8-0. Dixie started
out with the game with a
couple of fumbles and let
Chiefland score on the third
play of the game in the first
quarter. Dixie's defense then
kicked in as this was the only
score of the game.
According to Coach P.J.
Hope the Bear team scrambled
for over 300 yards on offense
while holding -Chiefland to
only 75 yards. He stated, "we
just could not put the ball in
the end zone."
Coach Hope, along with
Michael Byrd and Jeff
Koschatzky are all proud of
their Bear team and the effort
that they put forth and they
invite everyone to come over to
Newberry on Thursday night
and cheer the team on to
victory as they take on the
Panthers at 7:00 p.m.

R t Rai; Middlcle CckooL
VoLleyball Sckedue 100Z S

Sept. 1 Starke Home 4-30 PM
fept. 8 Lake sBtter A.,ay 4:30 PM
lept. 13 Willifto, Horve 4:30 PM
fept. 1. SItarke Away 4:30 PM
fept. 19 Taytor Hote 4:30 PM
Sept. 10 Ckie(aL2'l Ho-,e 4:30 PM
lept. 11 Ft. White Away 4:30 PM
Sept. 12 ft. White Home 4-30 PM
fept. 17 WitLLito, Av.,ay 4:30 PM
fept. 1V Ckierfand Away 4:00 PM
Oct. 4 Trevton DH Home 4:00 PM
Oct. 6 Lake BtLer Hofe 4:30 PM
October 11, 13-14 IMAC TRNMT'- Lake S.tLer TBA

Dixie Youth Football League To
Kick Season Off September 3rd
The Dixie Youth Football League will kick off their season this
Saturday, September 3rd at Chiefland High School Football Field.
The Dixie #2 Team, which consists of boys ages 10-12, will play at
11:00 AM and the Dixie #1 Team, which consist of boys 6-9, will
play at 1:30 PM.
Please mark your calendar and come out and support these
If anyone has any Pop Warner equipment please contact Mark
Hatch at 498-2856 and he will pick it up from you. We really need
this equipment!

New SEC Football Show
To Start on September 3
GAINESVILLE/OCALA A new Southeastern
Conference radio show featuring high profile guests with
"Insider Information" will make its debut Saturday, Sept. 3 on
GAINESVILLE it was announced today.
Buddy Martin, a veteran sports columnist and talk
show host, will preview the weekend SEC games and feature
well-known "insiders" around the league each Saturday. The
hour-long program will be broadcast every Saturday around
mid-afternoon, some 2-4 hours before the Florida Gator games
begin on WMOP, depending on kickoff times.
The show will also feature a segment by former
Gator co-captain Scott Armstrong (1986), "In The Trenches."
Armstrong will break down the keys for the defensive front
seven for both Florida and its opponent.
ESPN SPORTS RADIO AM900-AM1230 morning
most Brady Ackerman of Sun Network will check in from his
Orlando TV studios with news and notes, spotlighting the
SEC Game of the Week.
"Our guest list will be second to none on college
football," said Martin.
Among those ticketed to appear are Paul Finebaum
of the Paul Finebaum Radio Network in Alabama; Atlanta
Constitution College Football Editor Tony Barnhardt; CBS
announcers Verne Lundquist and Todd Blackledge; Joe Biddle
of the Nashville Tennessean; John Adams of the Knoxville
News-Sentinel; Andy Johnston of the Athens (Ga.) Banner
Herald; Matt Hayes of Sporting News; Bob Gillespie of The
State in Columbia, S.C.; veteran SEC show host Max
Howell; Scott Brantley of the Gator Radio Network; Rick
Cleveland of the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger; and Woody
Paige of ESPN's Cold Pizza.
Martin said he would be asking for and accepting
phone calls during one segment and hopes to connect with
tailgaters traveling to college football games on Saturday.
For home games in Gainesville, the SEC Football
Roundtable will precede another new show, "The Gator
Nation Tailgater Show," with host Heath Cline,, who also
hosts "Hang Time" each weekend afternoon on AM900 and
AM 1230. Cline's show will be broadcast live from Emerson
Hall in Gainesville.
"These two unique shows give us more in-depth
coverage of the Gators than any Florida radio station. The idea
is to get everybody in the mood for some football," said
Gordon Smith, General Manager of ESPN SPORTS RADIO
"We've had great excitement about these shows,"
said Augie Greiner of ESPN SPORTS RADIO AM900-
AM1230. "Apparently the listeners and advertisers were
clamoring for them. I don't recall ever getting the kind of
reaction we got on the SEC Roundtable."
Greiner is the executive producer and originator of
Buddy Martin's SEC Football Roundtable Martin will serve
as producer for the SEC show. The technical director is Jeff
The SEC Football Roundtable sponsors are Boyd
Development, Armstrong Builders, Alvarez Trucking, The
Ransome Group and Party Time Rentals.
(For more information write buddyshow@aol.com,
or call 941-916-0150.)


9/1 Newberry (JV) Away 7:00
9/2 Newberry (V) Home 7:30
9/8 Chiefland (JV) Home 7:00
9/9 Santa Fe (V) Away 7:30
9/15 Williston (JV) Away 7:00
9/16 Jefferson County (V) Home 7:30
9/22 Ft. White (JV) Home 7:00
9/23 Williston (V) Away 7:30
9/29 Hamilton County (JV) Home 7:00
9/30 Ft. White (V) (District) Home 7:30
10/6 P.K. Yonge (JV) Away 7:00
10/7 Hamilton County (V) Away 7:30
10/14 Taylor County (V) Away 7:30
10/21 Open
10/28 Madison County (V) (District) Home 7:30
11/4 P.K. Yonge (V) Homecoming Home 7:30

DCHS Varsity & JV Volleyball Schedule
9/1 Ft. White H 5:30/7:00
9/6 Trenton A 5:30/7:00
9/8 Newberry A 5:30/7:00
9/9 Chiefland H 5:30/7:00
9/13 Chiefland A 5:30/7:00
9/19 Bell A 4:30/6:00
9/20 Ft. White A 5:30/7:00
9/26 P.K. Yonge A 5;30/7:00
9/27 Bronson H 4:30/6:00
9/29 Newberry H 5:30/7:00

10/3 PK Yonge H 5:30/7:00
10/4 Williston A 5:30/7:00
10/6 Bell H 4:00/5:30
10/11 Trenton H 5:30/7:00
10/18&20 District Tourname'nt PK TBA

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Labor Day: No

Holiday For


'Boat traffic on Florida's
'waterways can double or
even triple on busy holiday
weekends in the summer.
For the large, slow-moving
manatees, who share the
crowded waterways with
power boats, jet skis, and
other vessels, this creates a
ern dangerous en ironment. ,

Wildlife officials
respond to numerous rescue
calls.during a holiday period.
"Just because a dead manatee
doesn't turn up right after a
holiday, it doesn't mean that
manatees haven't sustained
serious injuries," said Suzanne
Tarr, Save the Manatee Club
Staff Biologist. "Some
manatees live with permanent
injuries, while others may
eventually die." The increased
risk to manatees on the Labor
Day weekend is why it's
especially important for
everyone to boat safely. Tarr
said, "In fact, collisions with
watercraft are the largest
known cause of manatee
There are numerous
.ways to be "manatee smart"
on the waterways this Labor
Day weekend. For starters,
stay in deep water channels
and follow all posted boat
speed regulations. And if
you see an
injured manatee, call the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWCC) at 1-888-404-
FWCC (3922) or #FWC or
*FWC on your cellular
phone, or use VHF Channel
16 on your marine
(more next page)

radio. Often, people are
uncertain whom to call in an
emergency situation, so
having this important
information handy could
help save a manatee's life.
The Club receives
many calls and letters from
citizens who are concerned
: about the manatees' safety
as well as their own family's
boating experience. "If you
follow' safe boating
practices, it stands to reason
that it's going to be safer for
the family boater and
everything else out there,"
said Tarr. When asked what
one thing the boating
community can do for
manatees this Labor Day,

Tarr responded, "Manatees
are out there every day, and
it's their home we're just
visitors. So be a good
steward by throttling back
and giving manatees a
Florida boaters can
request a free, "Please Slow:
Manatees Below" banner by
contacting Save the Manatee
Club via e-mail at
org, by regular mail at 500
N. Maitland Ave., Maitland,
FL 32751, or by calling toll
free at 1-80-432-JOIN.
(5%461 These banners are.
used by boaters to warn
others that manatees are in
the area. Just include your
name, mailing and e-mail
addresses, and the area
where you boat in Florida.
Also, if you are a Florida
shoreline property owner,
you can get a free aluminum
sign for, your dock which
reads, "Please Watch for
Manatees: Operate With
Care." Be sure to include'
your name and mailing
address and the address
where the sign will be
posted, if different.
Manatee protection
tips are available on the
Club's web site at
atertips.htm. For more
information on manatees, the
Adopt-A-Manatee program,
or to sign up for the Club's
new free E-Newsletter, visit
the Club's web site at
call the toll free number
listed above, or send a
request via regular mail.



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through Sept. 20.
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through Oct. 8. Alligati.r Mo_
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No Fly Babies
More proof that when it comes to
securing our airports, we still don't
really know what we're doing.
Parents have started complaining
that their infant children are being
stopped from boarding airports
because their names happen to be
the same as possible terrorists on
the government's "no-fly list." It
sounds like a joke, but it's not
funny to moms and dads who miss
flights while scrambling to have
babies' passports and other
documents faxed. Ingrid Sanden's
I -year-old daughter was stopped
in Phoenix before boarding a
J J flight home to Washington. She
said, "It was bizarre. I was hugely
pregnant, and I was like, 'We look
really threatening?'" Sarah
Zapolsky and her husband had a
similar experience last month
while departing from Dulles
International Airport outside
4 Washington and said, "I
understand that security is
important, but if they're just
guessing, and we have to give up
our passport to prove that our 11 -
month-old is not a terrorist, it's a
waste of their time." (Xposed)

Phoner: Anybody else had similar
experiences like this? Anyone
listening on a no fly list and
constantly being stopped at the

Another Head Billboard
Once again someone desperate for
money has sold their head for
advertising space. This time is 20-
year-old Molly Demers offered to
other shave her hair and sell the space
uired. on the back of her head for one
-mation year on eBay. The highest bid,
n these $18,000, came from -- you
vs guessed it --
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A Special House
The house wasn't all that special, you know, as houses go. It
was comfy, and it was a nice warm place to be on a cold winter's
night. But not all that fancy. A good-natured middle-aged woman
named Mrs. Martin owned it. What made this house special was
that it was on the road to Fort 96. Fort 96 was one of the British
Army's major outposts during our Revolutionary War. What the
house was known for was a place for British couriers to stop and
spend the night, sleep in a warm bed and get a hot nourishing
home-cooked meal. And to a man on the road back in 1776 who
spent most nights on the ground and eating cold hard tack, that
house was quite a welcome sight.
Mrs. Martin's house was well known to the British soldiers,
officers and official couriers who frequently came and went from
Fort 96 carrying urgent messages, war instructions, letters of
transfer, troop strengths and battle casualties. Mrs. Martin was
hospitable and friendly and boy, could that woman cook.
This really wasn't all that unusual, you know. You might
remember from the real history books that this country was split
nearly 50/50 on whether we needed to be separate from the crown.
About half of the Americans were loyal to the king and didn't want
freedom for the colonies. And some of those people were rather
prominent, like George Washington's own mother. It's true. She
thought her son was all wrong in what he was doing and she said
so often. So Mrs. Martin hosting British troops who were on the
road passing her home was not really something that came under
suspicion, especially with the British.
Now this wasn't an inn or a hotel mind you, just a house that
happened to be located in about the perfect spot for two things:
First, it was the right distance for spending the night, and second,
for enemy ambush. All too often the secret couriers of the British
Army were held up along the route and their secret documents and
papers stolen. There was one thing that was unusual however, and
it's that none of the British soldiers or couriers were ever harmed.
But their secret papers were taken and always seemed to wind up
in the hands of the American Army. And that sure put a crimp in
the British army plans on occasion.
Strangely, even though this happened several times, for
whatever reason, the procedure continued and so did the robbing.
The Brits may not have caught on, but we sure did a little later
when the truth came out. You see, It's a Little Known Fact that
one of the most successful and ongoing operations to gain and pass,
British secrets to General Washington came from two strange-
sounding and odd-looking soldiers who were continually stealing
the documents of the British on the road the road near Mrs.
Martin's home.
Was it Mrs. Martin? Oh, no. She made sure she was always in
her home when the British courier arrived, so they wouldn't
suspect her. But they never did catch ,on that her two pretty,
daughters could dress up in men's clothing and act as bandits,
passing secrets to the Americans. But they did! Time and again.
I'm just sorry that they are just itow getting the credit for such
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it, and it's a small price to pay to
get what I want in life."
Incidentally her shaved hair was
donated to a local charity who
make wigs for people on chemo.

Big Mars Hoax
Sorry star gazers -- despite what
your inbox may say, Mars will not
loom as large as a full moon this
weekend. Eileen Goddard, who
answers the phone at the
Morehead Planetarium and
Science Center in Chapel Hill,
NC, has been breaking the news to
victims of the "Mars Spectacular"
e-mail hoax for more than a month
-- many of whom have been
buying new telescopes just for this
weekend. The e-mail message is
so widespread that even NASA's
web site has debunked its claims.
The big one is that on August 27,
Mars will be closer to Earth than
ever before in recorded history
look as big as the moon. While
that would be pretty cool, it would
also be pretty impossible. Bill
Webster, co-chairman of the
Raleigh Astronomy Club, said, "It
would draw the planets out of
alignment. The tides would be

mean they couldn't see that one
coming? (myway.com)

Woman Gets Passport Sex
Ann Margarette Fegen is going to
have to prove she's always been a
woman if she wants to get a
passport. The 35-year-old South
African woman applied for one,
but when it arrived, under the
word "sex" was a printed an "M."
But the problem grew when she
went to the Home Affairs Office
to correct the error. An officials
told her she'd need to get a written
letter from a doctor that she hadn't
undergone a sex change. (National

Minutes of Regular
Meeting of
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
6:00 p.m.
The Dixie County School Board
met in regular session at 6:00 p.m. on
Tuesday, July 19, 2005 in Old Town,
Present: Superintendent Dennis
W. Bennett, School Board Members
Timothy Alexander, Patrick Bell,
David Keen, and Dwayne Rollison,
and School Board Attorney Leenette
Chairman Alexander called the
meeting to order. Chairman called for
approval of the Agenda. Agenda, with
additions, approved following a
motion by Dwayne Rollison and
second by David Keen.
Shamrock Lodge #268 Flae
Presentation: Leo Berry, representing
Shamrock Lodge #268 presented a flag
to each school principal.
FCAT Awards: Ruth Rains
Middle School and Dixie County High
School FCAT Awards were presented.
Vocational School Renamed:
Willmonteen Smith appeared before
the Board to request that the Dixie
County Vocational School be renamed
in honor of Prince B. Oliver, Sr. A
motion was made by Dwayne
Rollison, seconded by Patrick Bell and
approved for the Vocational School to
be named in honor of Prince B. Oliver,
Sr. A dedication date will be set.
Consent Agenda: Superintendent
presented Consent Agenda, with
additions for approval. A motion was
made by Dwayne Rollison, seconded
by Patrick Bell, and unanimously
approved to accept the Consent
Agenda as presented, moving item 0.
to the Regular Agenda.
2005-2006 DCHS Student
Handbook: A motion was made by
Dwayne Rollison; seconded by Patrick
Bell, and unanimously approved to
accept the 2005-2006 DCHS Student
Handbook as presented, pending
approval of 2. attendance components
in the Student Progression Plan.
Minutes: Approval of minutes of
the. June 28, 2005 Special School
Board Meeting.
Donna Robson Hired RRMS
Teacher: Appointment of Donna
Robson, ITI00, as a Teacher at Ruth
Rains Middle School, 10 months (196
days), annual contract.
Lindsey Burns Hired RRMS
Teacher: Appointment of Lindsey
Bums, ITI, as a Teacher at Ruth Rains
Middle School, 10 months (196 days),
annual contract.
Jodi Spurlin Hired RRMS
Instructional Aide: Appointment of
Jodi Spurlin, IA 100, as an Instructional
Aide at Ruth Rains Middle School,
180, days, annual contract, funded by
Gracie Evans Hired RRMS
Custodian: Appointment of Gracie
Evans, SCI, as a Custodian at Ruth
.Rains Middle School for 6 hours a day,
:180 days, annual contract.
Gloria Cooper Hired AES
Instructional Aide: Appointment of
Gloria Cooper, IA1 5. as an
.I nstruciional '' Aide at. Anderson
Elemenlary School, 1- davs, annual
,contract.- .
Michael Thomas Hired AES
Assistant Principal Intern:
'Appointment of Michael Thomas, as
Assistant Principal Intern at Anderson
Elementary School, 10 months (196
days), annual contract.
Michael Thomas Summer
Hours: Approval of Michael Thomas
for summer employment at Anderson
Elementary School beginning July 6,
20u5 and ending Jul) 2,a 5, to be
paid his current hourly rate, not to
exceed 300 hours.
.Tiffany Rhymes Resignation:
"Acceptance of resignation from
jTiflan, Rhymes, effective June 27,
''Jennifer Brown arid Dawn
Valentine Summer Hours: Approval
of Jennifer Brown and Dawn Valentine
for employment during pre-planning
beginning August 1, 2005 and ending
August 4, 2005 at their current hourly
,rate from Preschool funds, not to
exceed 20 hours.
Robert Robinson Summer
Hours: Approi al of Robert Robinson
for employment during pre-planning
beginning Augun I. 2005 and ending
August -s. e20rii at hi Cunent hourl,
rfie from General funds not to eCeed
20 hours y
Robert Robinso. i ,Appolnted
AES lIternal Suspenssono Aide:
Appointment of Robert Robincon, ats
Internal Suspension Aide for the 200:5-
2006 Pchool .ear Ol Anderson
Elementar, School
"20 Brent Wilkerson and P.J. Hope'
Security Hours: Approval of Brent
;Wilkerson and P JI Hope to split up o
14,hours per \eek at their hourly rite
for Securi purpoeM fog r the 2Ol T -
20ub school year.
;". Marsha Marchant Summer
; Reading Camp Hours As Needed:
Approval of Marsha Marchant to be
employed during the Summer Reading
Camp Program at Old Town
Elementar) School,'beginning May 31,
2')05 and ending June 30, 2005, on an
as needed basis.
Pamela Rollison Appointed
OTES Food Service Manager:
Appotntment of Pamela Rollison for'
Food Ser ice Manager at Old Town
Elementary School, 'Level 0,

probationary status, 7.5 hours per day,
196 days for the 2005-2006 school
Cheryl Osteen Neeley Family
and Medical Leave: Approval of
Cheryl Osteen Neeley .for Family and
Medical Leave Act leave for the period
of August 1, 2005 through October 21,
Susan Koehler and Terrell D.
Griffis Appointed Driver Trainers:
Appointment of Susan Koehler and
Terrell D. Griffis as Driver Trainers at
their current hourly rates for 2005-
2006, on an as needed basis.
Shauna Johnson Hired RRMS
Teacher: Appointment of Shauna
Johnson, ITI, as a Teacher at Ruth
Rains Middle School, 10 months (196
days), annual contract for the 2005-

2006 school year, pending the
individual being eligible for a valid
Florida Educators Certificate.
Angelita H. Thomas Hired
RRMS Guidance Counselor:
Appointment of Angelita H. Thomas,
ITI as Guidance Counselor at Ruth
Rains Middle School, 10 months (196
days), annual contract for the 2005-
2006 school year, pending the
individual being eligible for a valid
Florida Educators Certificate.
Angelita H. Thomas Summer
Hours: Approval of Angelita H.
Thomas for summer employment as
Guidance Counselor at Ruth Rains
Middle School, not to exceed 25 hours.
Diane Gaff Hired RRMS
Instructional Aide: Appointment of
Diane Gaff, IAI, as an instructional
Aide at Ruth Rains Middle School,
180 days on annual contract for the
2005-2006 school year, funded by
I.D.E.A., Part B, F9-1006.
Cecile Stemple Appointed
Certification Coordinator:
Appointment of Cecile Stemple as
Certification Coordinator, DM129,
effective July, 17, 2005.
Instructional Aides Reappointed
For 2005-2006 School Year "No
Child Left Behind": Approval to
reappoint the following Instructional
Aides for the 2005-2006 school year:
Miranda King
Karen Bannister
Lela Fulford
Patsy Highsmith
Barbara Chewning
This is a revision from the May
10, 2005 School Board meeting, where
they were appointed through January
8, 2005, pending successful
completion of the employment
requirements for "No Child Left
Amanda Louise Specht Hired
OTES Teacher: Appointment of
Amanda Louise Specht, IT105 as a
Teacher at Old Town Elementary
School, 10 months (196 days), annual
contract for the 2005-2006 school
year, funded by Title 1.
Jennifer Bennett Leave Of
Absence: Approval iof request for
leave of absence for Jennifer Bennett,
speech-language pathologist for the
2005-2006 school year for
Beth Palmer Receives
Additional Years: Approval for Beth
Palmer to receive credit for Vi of
previous governmental years of
experience, which would result in an
additional 8 years, beginning July 1,
Voluntary Pre Kindergarten
Education Agreement: Approval of
Voluntary Pre Kindergarten Education
Program 2005-2006 Statewide
Provider Agreement.
Special Programs and
Procedures: Approval of Special
Programs and Procedures for Dixie
District Schools for 2004-2005
through 2006-2007.
CommuniCare Therapies
(Speech/Language): Approval of
Professional Services Agreement
between CommuniCare Therapies and
Dixie County School Board for
speech/language services for the 2005-
2006 school year.
Dixie County Sheriff's Office
(Resource Officers): Approval of
Contract Agreement between the Dixie
Count,' Sheriff-' "Office and' Dixie'
County ,$School Boqrd for iSIhool
Resource Officers. fo the 2i.ii.-.' ir
school Near
Child Care Resources: Approval
of Provider Agreement between Child
Care Resources, Inc. and Dixie County
School Board.
Amy C. Parker (Occupational
Therapy): Approval of Professional
Services -Agreement, between Amy C.
Parker and Dixie County School Board
for occupational therapy services for
the 2005-2006 school year. :
Small School District Council
Consortium Resolution: Approval of
Resolution to participate in the Small
School District Council Consortium
2005-2006 Bid Awards
Approval of the following bids to
be awarded to the following vendors as
designated for the fiscal year 2005-
a) BID #06-04
Bassett's Dairy Products, Inc.
Milk .
b BID ti,6h.i-.'
Christopher Randy Douglas,
Swill at Anderson Elementary
School Cafeteria
.Approval to extend bid/prices
from the 2004-2005 school year to the
2005-2006 school year for ,the
following vendors of food Service
, products: .
a-DeConna Ice Cream
... b.Sysco Jacksonville (Alachua
and"~'-Putnam Counties Contract
Ek rien i on,i r

Employee Salary Step Increase
for 2005-2006: Approval of employee
step increase on the current salary
schedules effective July 1, 2005 for the
2005-2006 school year.
Meal Prices for 2005-2006:
Approval for increase in the sale prices
for reimbursable meals, adult meals,
and a la carte food items for the 2005-
2006 as follows:
Elementary, Middle, and High
School Reduce Price Breakfast $
0.30 Reduce Price Lunch $ 0.40
Elementary Schools Full Price
Breakfast $1.00, Full Price Lunch -
Middle and His.h School Full
Price Breakfast $1.00 Full Price
Lunch $2.00
Adult Prices (School Related and
Senior Citizen)- Breakfast $1.50,
Breakfast Entr6e $1.00, Lunch
$3.00,Lunch Entr6e $1.75
Visitors Breakfast $2.00, Lunch
Ala Carte Prices
Entr6e $1.60 Elementary,
$2.00 Middle and High School
Fruits and Vegetables, $0.60
Small Salad, $1.25
Bread, $0.50
Tea 12 oz., $0.40
Coffee Large-12 oz,
Small-6 oz.,$0.40
Substitutes for 2005-2006:
Approval of the following substitutes
as designated for the 2005-2006 school
Substitute Teacher/Aides
Claudia Calhoun
Lisa Douglas
Lisa M. Hightower
Latashia Henderson
Freddie Hires
Teena McFall
Cynthia Jane Moore
Sandra Malone
Audrey Quesenberry
Tabetha M. Turner
Nora Driver Wimberley
Shari 1. Cannon
Vicki R. Carter
Jessica Corbin
Pamela Erwin
Shannon Free
Donna Goodson King
Elizabeth Quincey
Judith B. Schwab
Sherry Alexander, Smith
Jodi Spurlin
Katrina J. Stinson
Carrie Ann Sullivan
Substitute Food Service
Lisa M. Hightower
Cynthia Jane Moore
Pamela Erwin
Suwania Lee
Substitute Bus Driver/Aide
Janice E. Allen
Sandra Malone
Substitute Custodian
Suwania Lee
Warrant Register: Approval of
Warrant Register number: 38333-
Michael Thomas AES Assistant
Principal Intern Supplement:
Approval for Michael Thomas,
Anderson Elementary School to
receive a supplement for Assistant
Principal Intern in the amount of
$2,000 for the 2005-2006 school year.
Angelita Thomas RRMS
Guidance Counselor Supplement:
Approa]l f':.r Angelita Thomas, Ruth
Rjin', Middle School to receive a
supplement for Guidance counselor in
the amount of $800 for the 2005-2006
school year.

Reading Course
Reimbursement: Approval to
reimburse instructional personnel for
the .cost of successfully completing
reading courses and/or reading staff
development training component, as
per the following guidelines:
documentation of the successful
completion of a course and/or
staff development component
that will lead directly to that
individual having Reading
Endorsement added to their
Profes;onal Educator
will only be for individuals who
must have the. reading
endorsement to meet the "No
Child Left Behind" qualifications
for highly qualified in reading
and who have these courses
and/or staff development training
components documented in their
Individual Professional
De elopment Plan ilPDPi.
completion of the required
courseworkk and/or staff
development the School Board
will reimburse the individual the
cost of adding Reading
Endorsement to their

Professional Certificate.
Adjourn: There being no further
business to come before the School
Board, the meeting was adjourned
following a motion by David Keen,
second bS Patrick Bell, and approval
by the School Board.
Attest: Dennis W. Bennett,
Superintendent, Signed:
Timothy W. Alexander, Chairman

Minutes of Special Meeting
Friday, July 22, 2005
8:00 a.m.
The Dixie County School Board
met in special session at 8:00 a.m. on
Friday, July 22, 2005 in Old Town,
Present-Superintendent Dennis W.
Bennett, School Board Members
Patrick Bell, David Keen, and Dwayne
Acting Chairman Dwayne
Rollison called the meeting to order.
Chairman called for approval of the
Agenda. Agenda was approved
following a motion by David Keen and
second by Patrick Bell.
Advertisement of Tentative 2005-
06 Budget and Millage Rate-Mary
Werner, Director of Business and
Finance, provided the School Board
with information concerning the 2005-
2006 Dixie District Schools Budget
and the RLE Millage Rate increase. A
discussion followed and members
present determined the first public
hearing will be held on August 9, 2005
at 5:45 p.m. in the School Board
Meeting Facility. A motion was made
by David Keen, second by Patrick
Bell, and unanimously approved for
advertisement of the tentative 2005-
2006 Budget and Millage Rate.
Adjourn-There being no further
business to come before the School
'Board, the meeting was adjourned
following a motion by David Keen,
second by Patrick Bell, and approval
by the School Board,
Attest & Signed: Dennis W.
Bennett, Superintendent & Dwayne
Rollison, Acting Chairman

LCCC Partners with Lake City

Medical Center for

new RN Program
Lake City Community College has partnered with Lake City Medical
Center to design a new fast track bridge program that allows licensed
practical nurses to keep their day jobs while achieving an associate in
science nursing degree. The new bridge program is designed to be
completed in 12 months by attending classes two evenings a week and
clinical rotations one day per week.
To gain admission to the program there are at least 10 entrance
requirements that must be met with two of the most important being: 1)
working as an LPN for a minimum of 2,000 hours within the past five
years, and 2) having a GPA of 3.0 on prerequisites with a minimum ofa C
in each course. The deadline for application is September 15, 2005.
The program is designed to help alleviate the health care industry's
growing need for more registered nurses. There are many qualified
licensed practical nurses (LPN) in North Florida who are interested in
advancing their careers to become registered nurses (RN). They are
willing to return to college to achieve this goal, yet they often have to
work full time to support their families. The fast track program will
provide access to educational opportunities for this group of LPNs,
making more registered nurses available in North Florida as the LPNs
move into their new role of RN.
Robbie Carson, director of nursing programs at LCCC, said "Lake
City Medical Center (LCMC) has played a large role in helping make this
dream a reality for LCCC's nursing program. Hospital Corporation of
America (HCA), the parent company of Lake City Medical Center, has
generously donated the funds for instructor's salaries for two years," an
amount in excess of $130,000.
Peggy Riley, chief nursing officer for LCMC, said that, "Part of
HCA's mission is to partner with their local communities to create
opportunities to meet the health care needs of that community." While
Riley said they know some of the program's graduates will go to other
hospitals in Florida, this is still in line with their mission to serve their
communities with quality health care.
In addition, just last year LCMC provided the college with a "human
patient simulator" ("SimMan") at a cost of approximately $42,000 to use
in the classroom to teach their nursing students. This simulator will be a
tremendous asset to the program.
LCMC selected two students from the current class to receive full
registered nursing scholarships. Riley stated that they received 16
applications this year and that it was very difficult to choose just two
because, "they were all excellent candidates for the scholarships."
There are a number of programs in the area that provide the cross-over
bridge, but many of those programs require more in-class time and take at
least 15-18 months to complete. The college feels that the new programs
will complement the existing programs and offer more upward mobility
opportunities for the LPNs.
For a complete packet of information detailing all the necessary
requirements for entrance into-this program, call Jan Ferris, senior staff
assistant for the academy of allied health programs at (386) 754-4404 or e-
mail ferrisj@lakecitycc.edu.

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The week of August 8-11, 2005, these four generations
(pictured above) met in Daytona Beach (left to right) Cindy Dacus
of Liberty, SC (daughter of Don Howell), Don Howell of
Steinhatchee, FL, Amanda Page (Granddaughter of Don and
daughter of Cindy) and in Amanda's arms is Rayne Page, one year
in June (great granddaughter of Don and granddaughter of Cindy).
Other members of both sides of the family were also present,
about 18 in all, and gathered in New Smyrna Beach for dinner.
Don Howell is the husband of Elaine Howell also of
Steinhatchee. Cindy Dacus is the wife of Benny Dacus of Liberty,
SC. Amanda is the wife of Randy Page, Rayne Page's father, all of
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Family Caregiver Support Group
September Calendar
September 13
Family Caregiver Support Group, Church of God, 216 S.E.
271st Street, Cross City, 2:00 p.m. For more information, please
call Sandra at 1-800-717-3277.
September 15
Come join us at the "Caregiver and Senior Wellness Day,"
Church of God, 216 S.E. 271st Street, Cross City, 8:30 a.m. -1:00
p.m. A free Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. For
more information, please see back page or call Marni or Sandra at
1-800-717-3277. Note: Please call for reservations as seats are
September 20
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US Hwy. 19, Fanning Springs, 11:00 a.m. For more information,
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, September 1, 2005

Getting In On The Excitement


,. ~ ". ~Seven year old, Makenze Robson was lucky enough to be
around when the TraumaOne crew were in Dixie County several
.- weeks ago for a training session. Mackenze was given an early
S' career "shadowing" of the helicopter that transports patients to area
".t hospitals. She also had the opportunity to see the. $50,000.00
computerized baby that is used to help train medical personnel on
the care of infants. According to Mom, Glenda, this was the
highlight of her summer!
-, 'Pictured right is Mackenze in the cockpit and to the right, she
tours the inside of the helicopter.

Out With The Old, In With The New

-By Terri Langford Staff Writer
Several weeks ago the old Cargo gas station, located -on US 19
next to Dixie Chevrolet, was torn down and the lot on which it
stood, cleaned and ready for new ownership.
The once thriving station had been abandoned for many years
and became not only an eye soar, but also health hazard. The City
is currently in the process of writing to local businesses and
residents td help them, the City, clean up areas that are considered
health risks.
The owners of the Cargo property, Florida Middle Properties
were. not 6nly quick in responding to the City's letter, but in
cleaning up the lot at quite an expense to the company. "We
appreciate 'Florida Middle Properties efforts in addressing the

Steinhatachee River Festival
Set For October 1
The Steinhatchee River Festival has been set for Saturday,
October 1, 2005 at the Steinhatchee Community Center from 9:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Featured events will include the Duck Race on the River, Craft
Booths, Food Booths, Cake Walk, Live Music, and Children's
Acti\ ities.
!, There will also be a Canoe & Kayak River Poker Run from the
Steinhatchee Falls to River Haven Marina. Registration will be at
the Falls from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. with the entry fee being
$5.00 per hand. The winning poker hand wins $50.00. Registered
participants are eligible for additional door prize donated by River
Haven Marina &'Motel.
For, additional information please contact 'Community
Activities: IRhoda Moehring at (352)' 498-7376. For Canoe &
Kayak Information call Linda Johnson at (352) 498-5806.
The Steinhatchee River Festival is sponsored by the.
Steinhatchee Community Projects Board, Inc., with proceeds to
benefit projects in our community.

. .

issue," stated City Manager Mike Cassidy. Cassidy extended that
"thanks" of all the Council Members as well.
"The businesses ,along US 19 are very important, not only to
the City's economy, but they serve as representation of the City
itself to those who are traveling through our community," stated
Cassidy. "We are proud of what we have already accomplished,
but will stay vigilant in keeping our City safe, clean and
aesthetically appealing," he added.

Adopt the pace of nature: ***
her secret is patience.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson How poav or are thethat
*** have not patience! What

wound did ever heal but
by degrees?


MON. @ 5:00 PM


CALL 498-3312

Mr. Taylor and his students would like to "Welcome" Zachary Purvis,
Chaeli Norwood & Blake Apodaca to their karate class. We are glad you
joined us and hope you have as much fun as we do....see you in class!

Raffle Winners
If you are a lucky raffle winner from the benefit dinner held on
Friday, August 26, 2005 in the park, you will be notified with a
phone call to come redeem your prize. The following is a list of the
lucky winners!
Pam Edmonds Capital City Bank, Janet & David Pitts -
Dairy Queen, Willie Byrd King's Oil & Tire, Pam Edmonds -
A&K Nursery, Hayward Anderson Patio Hair Salon, Mary Lou
Hall Cameo Hair Salon, Andy Osteen Flying Hawk, Jeremy
Reils Midtown Caf6, Sammy Royal Fox's Pizza, Mileen
Johnson Subway, Roy Deweese Subway, Tina Harris Salon
19, Muriel Oblinque Alexander's Jewelry, April Hill Videos
Unlimited, Zachary Music Videos Unlimited, Eugene Davis -
June's Florist, Trey Coleman Lighthouse Restaurant, Amy Sweet
- Joe's Pizza, Zachary Music Cypress Inn, Pam Brannin -
Cheeks Drug store, Tommy Carter Rod & Reel.
You may redeem your prize at King's Oil BP Convenient
Store on the corner of Ward & Main in Cross City. Thank you to
all the local businesses for their support and donations for.,this
benefit. It is greatly appreciated. All prizes must be redeemed by
Friday September 2, 2005.
I love all of you and may God bless you all! Thank you for
your support and a special thanks to all of my volunteers who
really worked hard to make all this happen.
Phyllis Fuqua

Wanda Petty Duck To Be Honored
As A Famous Poet For 2005
The Eleventh Annual Poetry Convention will be "Honoring"
local resident Wanda Petty Duck as a famous Poet for 2005.
The Executive Committee and our Director, Mark Schramm
has chosen Wanda's Poem the King Who Loved" to be eligible
in the finals for the $75,000 convention poetry contest.
Wanda will also be presented with a Shakespeare Trophy of
Excellence and a hand-crafted Gold Medallion. Wanda also will
receive a Scholarship.
There will be an interview on the local TV station; many
banquets, along with three days and nights of celebrations, for
Wanda to attend while at the Eleventh Annual Convention for
Famous Poets for 2005 in Reno, Nevada.
On behalf of the Famous Poets Society and our Executive
Director, Mark Schramm, we are looking forward to "Honoring "
Wanda P. Duck in Reno, Nevada this September.

-William Shakespeare,
Othello Lavender Aurora
(Poetry Editor)


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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, September 1, 2005

.The Dixie School District goes to
great lengths to ensure the safety of our students. This process is
much more complicated than it was five years ago. A few years
ago, our community was not concerned about terrorism, the threat
of anthrax or a Columbine situation where a lone gunman commits
m mass, murder. Some of our facilities were built in a day and time
'where the challenges we face 'could not have been imagined.
That's.why we as a school district spend so -much time in
meetings, setting procedures in place.. Keeping children safe is the
most important function we do. Sometimes rules are
inconvenient. It's like putting your safety belt on each time you
drive. But we. know the bottom line is, if it saves a life it's worth'
The. leading cause ,of death for teenagers is automobile
accidents. We'%e seen the tragic consequences of teen related
accidents in our community. This is wh% we put procedures in
place to help safeguard our students. We require a student %who
drives and parks on our high school campus to show proof of an
operator's license (16 years or older) and liability insurance in
order to get a parking permit. You would be surprised to.know the
number of inexperienced drivers, driving without an operator's
license, which is a violation of law. Many of these students are
driving with the permission of their parents.
Another important safety procedure that is being enforced by
the district is the requirement that all visitors and parents enter
schools through a single point of entry, where they are screened
and given a visitor badge. This is a simple task for our two new
schools but more difficult for our two older schools. The
legislature passed the Jessica Lunsford Act during the past
legislature session. This law requires that contractors, vendors,
athletic officials or anyone that has contact with children, must
have been fingerprinted and cleared before they can -enter our
campuses where children are present.
What does our district do to continually meet, stud) and
improve safety procedures? At the district level our District Wide
Safety Committee meets three times a year to look and see if our
safety procedures line up with state and local laws and that they
are up to date and working efficiently. Some of the safety areas
we discuss and set procedures in place are: emergency drills
which include fire. bomb threat, chemical spills, and weather
related. We map out evacuation routes. We map out procedures
for weapon related and hostage situations.
We discuss modification to facilities and bus student traffic
flow procedures for our students. This committee has suggested
and we have implemented through grant monies placing
surveillance cameras on our campuses, adding additional fencing
and restricting and designating parking on our campuses.
Once a year, we meet with our local governmental agencies.
This Crisis Management Meeting includes the City, County,
Sheriffs Department. EMS and the school district. This team of
members set the foundation for preparation and communication, so
that we are prepared in the event of a crisis situation. This team
works well together becoming more efficient serving the public as
we worked through last years hurricanes and flooding.
We spend a great deal of our time and resources studying,
evaluating, and implementing procedures that will help safeguard
our campuses. We ask for parent and community involvement to
help us continually improve upon the foundation %we have built.
Become involved in your School Ad\isory Council and
partnership with us to help make our schools and community a
safer place for our students.
Focus On The Future
Homemakers: Develop self-sufficiency and confidence, learn
fjob search and interview skills, create a master application and
resume, and gain basic computer skills. Finding supportive friends
is a plus. Special topic workshops are also 'offered covering health,
legal and employer issues.
s Free classes and workshops are offered monthly. Tlie next
0 classes start September 6, 2005.
If you are 35 years or older and have lost financial support, our
program can help you make. the transition into the job market.
SContact the Displaced Homemaker Program .at Santa Fe
*Community College at 395-5047 to make an intake screening
' appointment. The time to try is now.
i Highway Patrol Checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license
. and vehicle inspection checkpoints during the following dates:
September 1-30, 2005. These checkpoints will be held at the
following locations, in the following counties:
Dixie 'Chavous Rd. CR 55A, SR 349, CR 351, CR 358.
SWillow Hole Rd.
j Gi'lchrist SR 26. SR 49. SR 47. CR 138, SE 70"' Ave. CR 232,
'CR 340, CR 341
S Lafayette SR 20. SR 51, SR 53. SR 349
S Lev, 'SR 24. SR 45, SR 49; SR 121. SR 500. CR 320. CR
S339, CR 341, CR 345. CR 337. CR 335. CR 316, CR 464, CR 323.
'Troopers will focus on vehicles that are being operated with
Defects and violations such as: worn/unsafe tires, bad brakes,
Improper window tinting, crackedibroken windshield, unsecured
Sloads, 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
S requirements.

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All In A Nutshell
-Yolanda Bell Buckhalter/ Teacher Dixie County Schools
Believe It Or Not-
I've waited sixty years for this day;
I've worked forty-one years, mostly with little pay.
I began in nineteen hundred twenty-six;
teaching children way back in the sticks-- .
I taught all the children in. grades one through eight;
walked two miles and could never be late--
I was the principal v\ ho made the reports.
kept the records, and attended the meetings--'
I was the custodian, carrying in the wood, building the fires,
sweeping the floors;
cleaning the yards and locking the doors--
I was the nurse who looked at the bruises;
doctored the scratches, and gave the aspirins --
With all this to do and lots more, too
I wonder how in the world I e% er got through -
Then I decided to get some know ledge:
and a degree from a uni ersi, college --
I came to Cross City. began teaching third grade
enrolled in night classes;
and thought I had it made -- '
It took thirteen years to reach that goal;
and get all the knowledge m) head could hold -
'But, these last two years I've been in class;
at Anderson Elementary '
waiting for the time to pass --
There. have been a new' building,. air-conditioning, central
heating, centralized bells and clocks; new desks, tables and, chairs,'
maps, globes, machines, spacious halls and speckled walls --
\ We have principals and supervisors to keep the records,, make
reports, tend the meetings,
and look after our well being --
There. is a librarian, surrounded with shelves of wonderful
and always willing to.help yotiu look, -- .
We have specialists, too. One to teach the handicapped;
another to keep them physically fit;
and one to keep their rhythm on beat and their music on time --
The custodians clean the yard. take care of the heating, sweeps,
the floors:
and lock all the doors --
The nurse looks after the scratches and bruises, weighs and
measures the children, checks their eyes and ears:
and keeps health records for the years --
Lunchroom workers plan, prepare, and serve the meals:
looks after the kitchen,
and takes care of the cafetorium all with ease --
There are aides to help us with the grades, collect materials.
operate machines, do the tn ping. and help %\ ith the supervising --
Smiling secretaries, we just couldn't do without;
because the) knov\ what everything is about --
The superintendent and school board members. "Bless their
Listen to our gripes and w\hims, and buy the things we need to
do our part --
There are parents, so kind and true, to plan parties, make
and help with the things we do --
So you see, the teacher has nothing to do but teach twenty-five
children or more, listen to their tales of w\oe. make reports, give
achievement tests and keep the score --
She answers questionnaires., writes beha\ ioral objectives, takes
courses b) extension:
fills out slips for this and that and looks after God's most precious
creation --
She works on committed,Attends meetings and workshops:
folds conferences and checks papers to satisfy the moms and pops

Legion Post 383
American Legion Post 383.
Old To.v'n, would like to
remind, everyone that the
American Red Cross was sure
there for us last year, so let's be
there for them now! Call 1-
800 HELP NOW to donate to
the 2005 hurricane disaster
relief fund, every Ittle bit
Our Post will be operating'a
concession stand at the Labor
Day weekend mudbog at
Ocean Pond, offering burgers,
dogs, drinks, and more. If
you're' going mudboggin',
look for us! On Labor Day.
there will be a cookout at the
Post with games and fun for
all ages, so bring your friends
and family! Canteen opens at
Our Post offers musical
entertainment every weekend,
and don't forget Karaoke w ith
Jerry and Terri every Tuesday
and Friday from 7-1 IPMI, with
a new% ly expanded book.
They'll also be at the
September Birthday Bash,
where 'members born in
September get their dinner
free! We invite all eligible
veterans and their families to
join, information on
membership requirements is
available by stopping by the
Post or calling (352) 542-2021.
For God and Country
Ruth Lancaster



A Tol

Can Be Found

k .The.,,


She collects monies, sells pictures, insurance, books, and
orders films and supplies, makes lesso 'plans, and reads all the
teacher's manuals --
She keeps a record of lunches, milk and'the like;
then wonders why she has workbooks and papers to do that night -
I don't know what will be next nor it's consequences, but I hear
it might be a civil defense;
So, I've decided to take a rest,
and lea\ e it to you to do your best --
However, by this time, Ilknow %\hat you're thinking: Why did
you stay forty years and more? It wasn't the pay, I'm sure, nor a
task that was easily, done, but .
Where else could I have had so much fun? How could I have
better developed the qualities of patience, tolerance, anid.
responsibility? What could I have done that would have been more
rewarding? Where else could I have met such a challenge? HowQ
could I have better served my nation, than to have helped in the
field of education?
E Editor's Note. The above poem was w'ritteh by Mrs. Yoanda
Bell Buckhalter, former teacher in the Dixie School system. I'm;
sure that there will be plenty of her former students that read this
She had four .sons who graduated from DCHS, W.C., John,.
Raymond, and Linton. Linton and John live in Gainesville and
School Board member, Patrick Bell, is. her nephew. The poem and
information was submitted by her son John.
Thanks, for the poem John.

Lake City Community College
Honors President's List & Vice

President's List
Lake City Community College congratulates the following
students for scholastic achievement for Spring 2005 Semester. The
President's list is those students %with a grade point average of 4.0.
The Vice President's list is those %\ith 3.5 or higher and no grade
below C in any course they have taken. The graduates are listed by
county of residence.

Dixie Hicks. Lucas
Gilchrist NaulI. Samantha
Gilchnst Ozment. Brittany


Bellot. Justin Anrh
Collison. Meagan
Kight. Ashley Nic
Kuhn.Linda Alice

Dixie Maze. Mindy Jeanette
Dixie Osteen, Kristen Hope ,-,
Jo Dixie'! Pendarvis, John S.
R Dixie Storey. Lena
iT -Gilchrist Clipper, Cnssy Leann
iur Gilchrist Harden. Elizabeth Lynn.
Jane: Gilchrist. Reroat. Marthew
ole Le\-. Sheffield, Aleta Kaylee

"Awesome Anglers
of the Week

August 22nd Aunust 26'h
Kailee Hurst
Sha.na Chewning
Kaitlyn Hodge
William Locke
Pricilla Perty
Tnstan Wells
ZacharN Browning
Kole \VanA-emam
Cameron McFall
Tori Rollison
Sara Payton
K %ndal VanAerham
Sierra Branch

Cay la Lord
Victora Gleason
Adam Barnes =
Klay Thompson
Torn Saunders'
Kyle Kight '
Kailan Miller
Kasey Burnert
Kevera Walker
Benny Rutledge
Kason Carr
Krystal Clark
Taylor Rayburn

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The Notice of

Proposed Property Taxes

(TRIM Notice) for the

Town of Horseshoe Beach

indicated an incorrect

Public Hearing date/time of

September 1, 2005 at 5:00 P.M.



A public hearing on the

proposed taxes and budget

will be held:

September 15, 2005, 5:15 P.M. at

Horseshoe Beach City Hall.

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, September 1, 2005

*rn* Tri-County Marine Corps League Sets

Up Camp In Old Hardee House

The Dixie County Advocate would like to empress our
HearOfelt ThankI and A#ppreciation to all our military men
and women who are bravely defending and protecting our
nation, and the free world everywhere, against terrorismt
and hatred. May God Bles# America ,' Each Of Thenm!

United States Army
*Sgt. Jason Woodall C Co 2-3 Aviation Brigade, Iraq
*SPC James Daniel Wood -3r" BN 15th Inf. Unit 93202
*Sgt. Brandy Langford Navarijo 47th CSH Unit Korea
*Cpl. Johnathan Kennison Ft. Stewart, GA
*Sgt. Jeremy R. Pfistner, 108th MP CO Fort Bragg, NC
*Spc. James R. Pfistner, 3/160th Special OP Aviation Regiment Iraq
*CW4 Casey Ragsdale jSpecial Ops -USA
*Pvt. 1st Class Joshua TVylor
*Paul A. da Silva Special Forces
eCpl. Justin Eugene Robles 101st Airborne 626 FSB
*Cpl. Katherine Rebekah Dye-Robles 101st Airborne MEDDAC
*PFC Michael Cbleman -' 64th Armor Iraq
*SPC Joseph S. Ippolito Military Police-Iraq
*SGT. David J. Maxgay 98th Army Silver Band.- Ft. Rucker
eSSgt. Robert McCleese C Btry / 6-52 ADA 5th Corp Unit
*PFC David Jeffries 82nd Airborne 3/4 ADAR, Ft. Bragg
eCap. Sidney P. Hill, Jr. 144th Transportation Div.
*Sgt. Dawn Marie Coffey Thomas Iraq
*SPC. Joseph Bannister 103rd Inf. Ft. Carson, Colorado Springs CO
*SPC Nathan Walker Bravo BAT 5-52 ADA Iraq
*PFC Andrew Moore Delta CO 3d" Infantry Ft.(tewart, GA
*PFC William Oliver 297th MECH Kuwait
*SPC Joshua Corbin, B CO 532 MI BN Camp Humphrey, Korea
*Cpl Charlotte Sullivan V Corps 21st CSH Iraq
*Sgt. Mike Cirillo White House Security Washington, DC
*Sgt. Gary Osteen Airport Security Camp Blanding, FL
*Sgt. Bobby Jones,- Iraq
*Sgt. Joseph Stanis 169 MSD Afghanistan
*Sgt. Christopher Stanis Public Affairs 118 Airborne-Iraq
*Lt. Angel Boyd Ledesma-Signal Corps, Ft. Hood, TX
*Sgt. Timothy Parsells 2nd BAT, Alpha Battery, Iraq
*PFC Wade Harrington Patrick Air Force Base
-PFC William Lansdon Irag
*Pvt. James Cuvelier- 35t' Engr. BN, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
*PFC Megan Kuhn-Marable Iraq
*SST Anthon Measel- Uzbekistan
*PV Kariann Lubin 10th Infantry, Ft. Leonardwood, MO
*PFC 1 Walter Clayton Mills, III Kuwait
-PV2 Shannon Marie Swails Ft. Leonardwood, MO
*SPC James T:. Smith Ft. Benning, GA
*PFC Darla Jeffries Iraq
*SPC Claude i.Sidne ) Smith, HHC 1-6 Infantry, Baumholder, Germany
*SSgt. Ella Teresa Cha\ous. Special Ops (Army) -McDill AFB,
STampa ," .. .
*PFC Jonathan Chance Long, 1-94 Field Artillery, 1st Armored Div. -
Baumbholder, Germany
*PFC Joshua S. Taylor, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO,
*PFC Sean Creighton, AR BN 4th ID.- Ft. Hood, TX
*PFC Jessica Randolph, Fort Drum, New York
*PFC Robert Osteen -64th Armor Iraq
United States Marine Corps ,
*Cpl. Caleb Bell ULISA
@Cpl. Thomas MNclaughlin -MALS 31
*SGT Clemente Juan Bansta -Camp Lejune, N.C.
*LCPL Trey Millard Weeks, III- MWSS Iraq
.CW02 Raymond Howard Blount Island, Jacksonville, FL
eLCpl. Brian A. Childs Logistics Embark Specialist
*GvSgt. Robert John Blumenberg 2 MEB HMH 465 (ORD)
*PFC Joshua D. Miller, 1st MEF, iP t MHG MTOPS, Baghdad, Iraq
United States Air Force
*SSGT Mike Wood 28ih Bomb Wing, B.I Boniber-Flight Medic
*SSGT Raun.Howell Keesler AFB, MS
*SSGT Anthony Orville Measel, Jr. Eglin AFB, FL
*Maj "Rocky" Ragsdale -Las Vegas, Nevada
.TSgi. Tyson Smith 347"' Rescue Wing, Moody AFB, GA.
*SSGT Vanessa Ellenberg PSC 76'th
*SRA Georgia R. Tedin 51st MDSS, Osan AFB, Korea
*A1C Jeremy Davis Langley AFB, Virginia
*Sr. Airman Adam L. Deavitt Elmendorf, Alaska
*Sr. Airman Marvin Derrick Parrish H60 Helicopter, Moody, AFB, GA
:*.Airman David Quesenberry, Jr. Malstrom AFB, Great Falls, MT
SSSgt. Jerry Leach 16th AMU-Sp&c. Opts, (undisclosed area)
*SMSgt. Kevin Mullis Armament Sys Spec., Luke AFB Phoenix, AZ
* I sLt. David Adam Wright Robins AFB, Georgia
'SSgt. Da% id Warhurst 5th AMXS, Minot AFB, North Dakota
*TSgt. Robert Stark Mt. Home AFB, Idaho
United States Navy
*Lt. Darrel Capo HSL37 Kaneohe Bay Marine Base
*Seaman Warren Liles
S a Lt. R)an Stoddard
ePO Ann Borcheller-USS Donald Cook, Norfolk, VA
*CDR William "Trey" Wheeler, Ex. Officer, VP-10, Brunswick, MA
.AO Kimberly Parker Sanchez 126th Sq, FA18 NAS Lamoore,.CA
*AO3 Horcio Sanchez 147th Sq USS Carl Vinson, Persian Gulf
*AOC Jimmie Peterson, Jr. KAB, Okinawa, Japan
eCPO James Eugene Hudson Helicopter'Squadron Light Attack 60
*NMCB4 De%% e) J. Rose -Unit 25284, Task Force Endurance -- Iraq
eSeaman Kabrna Smedley- HAZMAT S-9-USS Kitty Hawk
eBradley Paul Dal. Jr PSC 451 Securitr- Korea
eSeaman Jessica Quesenberry USS Roosevelt, DDG-80
*Justin Cuvelier TMSA, USS Chancellorsville
*Seaman 2'" Class Clifford Aaron Revels, Jacksonville
*Seaman Recruit Robert "Bobby" Leverett Lake Illinois
eSGT 1 Eric Sickler- Navy Recruitment Gainesville, FL
*, -E5 Rodriquez T. Ho1e-Central Command MacDill AFB Tampa, FL
National Guard :
United States Coast Guard
*PS3 Malcom Osteen
SCPO Randy Ellison
*Pert Officer Terni Paschall Gould, Mayport,'FL
If you know of any person who is currently serving in the United
States Military from our area please forward their information to
nnessiu'd.adocate..ne- or call 498-3312. We need their rank, name,
branch, and unit and where they are, stationed. Please call 498-3312 if
you have more detailed information from the above listed

Pictured above are Marine Corps Members and guests at the recent Grand Opening celebration of the Corps
new headquarters, the Old Hardee House in Chiefland., (picture by Ken Dougherty)
By Ken Dougherty .
The Tri-County Marine Corps League Mary Christians said the old home housed
officially opened its new headquarters Saturday seven generations of the Hardee family and she
with a ribbon cutting ceremony, a picnic, and believes the home has been empty for about 20
tours of its treasured 1861 home known as the years.
Old Hardee House. One day the rooms on the bottom floor will
"We estimate that it will cost between serve as meeting rooms for the league, the ladies
$30,0009and $50,000 just to make' it a little auxiliary and an office while the upstairs will be
more usable," said Commandant Harry used for storage in the immediate future, she
Hopwood in his address to members and said. Hopwood said eventually two of the
visitors who attended the ceremony. upstairs will become a museum to honor war
The home, built in 1861, has no modem veterans from all recent conflicts.
conveniences such as indoor plumbing and the Cash donations can be sent to the league's
electrical wiring is old and inadequate, paymaster, Chris Christians, 115 NE 112th
He said the league needs construction Ave., Old Townr, 32680. To make arrangements

materials and paint to replace deteriorated parts
of the structure and to enhance its appearance.
The league detachment is already working to
raise funds with a drawing for a new shotgun,
and donations will be gratefully accepted, he

for donations of materials, call 352-262-5643.
Christians said the league will welcome any
donation that will help the league raise funds for
the project.
"We will accept any help we can get, even
things we can sell in a yard sale," she said.

Legionnaires, Friends, Neighbors:
If you missed the 'Dog Patch' party last Friday, sorry, you missed a
great evening of music, laughter, entertainment, games, and so many free
giveaway prizes.
We want to THANK Joe Gilliam for securing the help of Mr. George
Lanier to work on our water pump. We DO still need someone to install a
4" well for us. Mr. Jerry Pope has donated the pump and labor to install it
already. We also, STILL need a storage shed for out back. Call the
commander if you can help.
If any of our members or there family are sick, hurt or in need of
counseling, our Chaplain is available. We would like to visit the sick and
help in any way we can. Please contact Carl Comrnwell.
The Iraqi constitutiion i_ getting clh-erto.being.areality. ,We hope that
as they gain their democracy and are better able to defend against tyranny
and cowardly terrorists that put our men and women in harm's way will be
.closer to coming home to their families:,. As long as these dedicated

World War II
Veteran And
Proud Of It
All WW II veterans are
invited to attend our first
meeting of the season on
Thursday, September 8th at
11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship
Hall of the Old Town United
Methodist Church on US 19 on
Old Town. Lunch will be
served by the Methodist
Women at $5.00 per person.
New members are
welcome! Come and view the
dedication of the Florida WW
II Memorial in Tallahassee.
This ceremony was held on
June 6th, the 61st anniversary of
D Day and a video of the event
, were given to us by the
veteran's affairs office in
S Tallahassee.
Taps: James Shelton passed
away Thursday, August 18th.
James was 80 years old and
leaves behind his wife Delores
of Bronson, Fl, formerly of
Old Town.
By special invitation,
Clyde Triplett left for China on
August 26th. Clyde was in the
China, Burma, India- Theater
War, a CBI "Hump" pilot.
China cannot thank these CBI
soldiers enough for aiding in
the defeat of Japan. This
celebration marks the 60'th
anniversary of Japan"s defeat.
China will be forever grateful
for the American efforts and
continue to thank and honor
these men and women.
Do mark your calendar to
attend on Thursday, September
8th. If you have any questions
call Dick Halvorsen at 352-
542-7697 or Rufus Meriwether
at 352-493-1864. God Bless all
of you and God Bless

Americans fight for us, we will be here for them. Indeed they are our
nation's newest veterans. We salute them and ask you to join us in giving
them our enduring support.
Our next general meeting will be at the post home 'on Saturday,
September 10th, at 10 AM. The Executive board meeting will be on
Thursday, September 22nd, at 7 PM. MEMBERSHIP is the key to
SUCCESS. Please renew as soon as possible or join the post. Call Dean
Williams for info, (386)454-8143
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY, Shelby McKinney-Commander

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Tumble Mania named AA U Junior Olympic Games Cheerleading Nation Champs!

The members of the Tumble Mania Team out of High Springs recently attended the AAU Junior
Olympics in New Orleans, bringing home the AAU Junior Olympic Games Cheerleading National
** ,'r^ Championship and Gold Metal
Sin Cheerleading and Stunt
".* Whitney and Megan Bell
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Vonice's grandmother were on
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Left to right: Whitney & Megan Bell and Vonice Watson. Congratulations to you all!

FFA Drill Team Horse Club To
Hold Yard Sale September 3rd
The FFA Drill Team Horse Club will hold a Yard & Bake Sale
on Saturday, September 3, 2005 at the Dixie Horsemen's
Association Arena by the Cross City Airport.
Any donation will be appreciated. We will also be selling raffle
tickets for a cell phone.
If you have any items to donate, you can call Leah at 498-2866
or Tina at 542-3767.
We are also looking for new members. Call Mrs. Tina Carter
at 542-3767 for information on how you can become a part of our
exciting club.
Bluegrass Pickin' To Be Held At
The Trenton Train Depot
On September 3rd beginning at 6:00 PM there will be
Bluegrass Pickin' at the Trenton Train Depot. From 6:00 to 7:00
will be jam time, so bring your instruments. At 7:00 PM various
. Bluegrass Bands will begin playing.
Don't forget to bring your lawn chair and come out and enjoy
an evening of great Bluegrass.music.
For more information please call 800-990-5410.
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Dixie County Board of County Commissioners
Dixie County Courthouse Commission Meeting
Cross City, Florida
Regular Meeting
10:00 AM September 1, 2005
The Dixie County Board of County Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida,
will meet on Thursday, September 1, 2005, at 10:00 AM in a regular meeting, in
the County Commissioner's Meeting Room, in the Dixie County Courthouse,
Cross City, Florida..
1 Call to order
2 Invocation and Pledge to American Flag
3 Approval of Commission Minutes
4 PUBLIC HEARING, CONT'D-Conceming a Special Exception
Petition SE-05-03, by MARINA WOOLRIDGE MILLER to
S 11-0000-1191-0000.
5 PUBLIC HEARING; CONT'D Concerning a Zoning Change
Petition ZC-05-12, by H. DALE HERRING OF HERRING
PROPERTIES, LLC, :Parcel ID. # 11-10-12-0000-2657-0200
changing the zoning district from AGRICULTRUAL-5 (A-5) to
6 STEVE HURD, Director Three Rivers Regional Library System, and
CINDY BELLOT, County Librarian.
7 Dick Edwards, Community Programs Consulting
8 Chad Reed, Emergency Services Director
9 Bettie Gail Osteen, Indigent Healthcare Agent
10 Jerry Prater, Veterans Service Officer ,
S 11 Holly Houghton, County Agent
12 Joe Price Ruth, Recycling Coordinator
13 Howard Reed, County Road Superintendent
S14 Jack Spivey, Building Official
15 Billy Keen, Zoning Official & Safety Director
16 Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk-Auditor
17 Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
18 Joey Lander, County Attorney
19 County Commission items
20 Vouchers approved
21 Adjourn
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person decided to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearings,
he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he/she will
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record
include, the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
"Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to
particip've in this proceeding should contact (352) 486-4931 (Voice & TDD) or
ila Floridi Relay Service at (800) 955-8771."
The Board meets the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 AM and the third
Thursday of each month at 6i00 PM. Individuals that would like to be placed on
the agenda should call Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk of Court, by 4:00 PM on Friday
preceding the Board meeting, at (352) 498-1200.
APPROVED: /s/Marcus A. Hays, Chairman
: ATTEST: /s/Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk

Post 383 News
American Legion Post 383, Old Town, will hold a Labor Day
cookout starting at 3 PM on Monday, September 5th. All members
and their guests are invited. Fireworks to begin around 9 PM.
SJR Coffey has been elected to serve his 2nd term as Post
S Membership is reminded that the Post will sponsor a canteen at
':the Ocean Pond Mudd Bogg on September 3rd and 4th. Servers and
cooks are needed.
SCharlie Lambert, Finance Officer, announced that the PPost, has
had an automated accounting system installed that will centralize
all the Post accounting into one single system. He and Gene Street
are being trained by John Jenkins, Post Auditor, to run the system.
Tuesday and Friday night is Karaoke at the Post. Monday night
is Bingo, and Thursday nights are our dinner night. This week we
will have spaghetti and next week meatloaf. Saturday and Sunday
night Jon De plays for your dancing enjoyment.
JerrN Prater, 'Post Chaplain, has asked that we keep our men
and women serving overseas in our prayers.
For more information contact Eugene F. Street, Post
Information Officer.
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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, September 1, 2005

Free Butterfly Program in Cedar Key
J Akers Pence is a Ph. D candidate in entomology at the
University of Florida specializing in conservation of endangered
butterflies. He has done field surveys of the federally endangered
Schaus swallowtail and of the state endangered Miami blue at its
last known colony on Bahia Honda Key. At the McGuire Center
for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of natural
History, Pence worked with Jaret Daniels raising thousands of
Miami Blues for release in establishing new colonies.
Pence will present his Power Point and discoveries after a five
year field study of Sweadner's hairstreak, Mitoura gryneus
sweadneri (Lycaenidae) in north Florida. This endemic species is
very local, uncommon, and never strays far from its only larval
host, southern Red cedar. Prime habitat for this beautiful green
hairstreak is found, in gulf coast counties, including sites in the
Lowe Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, Yankeetown,
Steinhatchee Falls Wildlife Management Area, hunt clubs and
timber holdings. As sprawl development, short-sighted
management practices and rising sea level threaten the biodiversity
of the Nature coast the fate of Sweadner's hairstreak and myriad
cedar associated species in our hands.
Friends of the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys Wildlife Refuges
invite you to see and hear J Akers Pence presentation, Saturday
September 10, 2:30 PM at the Cedar Key Library (downtown).
Light refreshments will be served. Afterward enjoy wildlife
observation at Shell Mound, Dennis Creek Trail, or the Refuge
Loop Road on county road 347 as you leave Cedar Key.
Disabled American
Announces Veterans chapter 63 will meet
on Thursday, September 1, at
Payment the chapter hall on Veterans
Road southeast of Cross City.
(DDAP) All chapter and auxiliary
members are encouraged to
Program attend, as are prospective new
Trenton, August 15,2005- members.
During the 2004 hurricane For the benefit of new
season, Hurricanes Charley, :
Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne
severely impacted dairy New Enhanc
producers in certain areas of
the southeastern portion of the Ford Fam ily
United .States during the
months of August 2004 Plan Ends
through September 2004. As a Tuesday,
result, many dairy producersay,
incurred devastating decreases Sept. 6th!
in production because of cattle -
losses and produced milk that
had to be dumped because of -
the electricity, closed milk S1
plants, and damaged
containment equipment. YOU PAY Tu
The 2004 DDAP Program J PA I
will provide benefits to eligible
dairy producers who suffered EM PLOYTE
dairy production and spoilage
losses as a result of the 2005 CROW N \
hurricanes. Producers will 5 W
receive direct payments for
eligible, losses to help relieve ,
economic injuries suffered by
the dairy industry in the
southeast region.
Eligible losses must be
hurricane-related occurring 2005 MERCL
during the eligible months of
August 2004 through October
2004 and may include r -
production losses, spoilage
losses resulting in dumped
milk. Starting base production
from the month of July 2004 2005 TAURUS 4
: will be used to establish a
production history for the dairy
operation under normal .
conditions. This production is !
compared to the production
losses that resulted from -
Shurricane disaster during the =
eligible 2004 months of: l
August, September, and =
October. _ll___
Eligible applicants must
complete and file applications
form CCC-742 with the county .
office no later than close of
business on September 9, 2005 FIVE HUP
2005. Applications received
after the deadline date will not
be approved. Maximum
payment rate if $17.62 per cwt.
Or $0..1762 per pound. Each
eligible dairy operation's
payment is calculated by
multiplying the applicable 2005
maximum payment rate by the MONTEREY "
dairy operation's total eligible
losses using whole pounds of ,
milk. Payments cannot be
issued until the signup period
has ended; total eligible losses *
are determined; final rule is '
published in the Federal
Register and authorization is ,*t|S .....'
Received from WDC to issue "The Works'
payments. For further l *Genuine Motorcraft Oil & Filter Change
I *Rotate & Inspect FourTires
information and to schedule an *Inspect Brake System A $
I *Test Battery
appointment, contact the I *Check Air and Cabin Filters Va
T* Check Belts and Hoses .
Gilchrist-Dixie FSA Office is CheckWiper Blades B
Located at: 4949 SW SR 26, = ioit spect ion $
Trenton, Florida 32693. The A great value In maintenance
telephone number isi 32-463- ?I oil change, tire rotation, thorough lt
telephone number is 352-463- I and morel Up to ts.Moto.r..
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SfAll vehicles subject to prior sale.
Advocate Art for illustration purposes only.
In stock units only. Excludes
F: A l Mustang and Escape Hybrid.
See dealer for details. **Grand
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requires present ownership of a
Ur fGrand Marquis to acquire rebate.
Yo tFMCC Bonus requires financing
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Awareness Day
Are you sure you're getting
all the benefits you are entitled
to? ALL veterans, spouses,
widows and surviving children
may be eligible.
Saturday, September 3rd,
10:00 AM 2 PM, American
Legion Post 91, will sponsor
the event. We are located in
Gilchrist County on U.S. 129
between Trenton and Bell, next
to the FFA rodeo arena.
Veteran's service officers from
Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie
County will be available along
with representatives from the
American Legion, VFW and
DAV. This is a great time to
check on your benefits and
look at what all the veterans'
organizations .have to offer.
Dean A. Williams,
Adjutant, American Legion
Post 91, (386)454-8143

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Dixie County Advocate, Cross City, Florida Thursday, September 1, 2005



352 NE 502nd AVENUE

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.: 788
May 29, 2003

Description of Property:

Parcel No.

All of Lot #41, WOODS OF DIXIE
.SUBDIVISION, as per the amended plat of
:public record, recording in Plat book #1,
-Page #220, Dixie County, Florida and
,containing 4.40 acres, more or less,

SUBJECT TO easement, reservations an
:restrictions of record; and particularly
*including Subdivision restrictions, public
utility easements of ten feet long along all
"lot lines, and oil, gas and minerals
'reservation applicable, if any,

'AND SUBJECT TO the subject property
:may lie within the 100 year flood plain and
:be subject to flooding.

*Dorothy & Scott Pittslnger
1920 NE 2nd Ave., Apt L-215
S Wilton Manners, FL 33305
'Dorothy & Scott Pittsinger
954 Sherwood Road, Clover, SC 29710

: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 DixLi_ County
Courthouse on September 20th. 2005 at
11:00 A.M.

Dated this August 5, 2005
Joe.Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
By: Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk



1321 NE 575TH STREET
OLD TOWN, FL 32680

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

Certificate No.. 1150
May 29, 2003

-Description of Property:

gParcel No. 36-10-13-5665-0038-0170

Lot 17, Block 38, SUWANNEE GARDENS
:SUBDIVISION, as .per recorded in Plat
.,book 1 public records of Dixie County,
: Florida

-.: *Estate of Martha Evans Cobb
P.O. Box 442; Asheboro, NC
S Estate of Martha Evans Cobb
: %Edward D. Woolridge, Jr.,
S 449 Chambers PT Road,
Belhoven, NC 27810

WARNIN.G 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. soldt 1. tthe
-highest. bidder aL tIlhe _ixie Coun0y
Courthouse on September 20. 2005 at

Dated this August 15, 2005
S:Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Flonda 32628
: By. Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk


P.O. BOX 920

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

Certificate No: 961
;:May 30, 2001

,Description of Property:

S Parcel No.
* SUBDIVISION. according to the plat thereof
,-as filed in Plat book 1, Page 68, public
i :records of Dixie County Florida.
SSUBJECT TO covenants, restrictions and
;easements of record.

S Steven R. Reyst & Donna Reyst
8265 Pineridge Trail.
; Sebastian. FL 32976
*Steven R Reyst & Donna Reyst
315 NE 972nd .Street

Old Town, FL 32680
*Mortgage Investors Corporation
6090 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33707

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 1. tthe
highest bidder at the Pjie Co unty
Courthouse on September 20th. 2005 at

Dated this August 12, 2005
Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
By: Carila B. Downing, Deputy Clerk




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.: 327
May 27, 1999

Description of Property:

Parcel No. 16-09-13-4110-0011-0090

Lots 9 & 10, block 11, SKYLINE HEIGHTS,
UNIT 1, as per plat recorded in Plat book
1, Public Records of Dixie County, Florida.

*Oleta J. & Howard J. Angleton, Mercedes
Lauderdale & Norma Hostetler
P.O. Box 473
Westville, IN
*Oleta J. & Howard J. Angleton, % Mrs. EM
3099 -Binnacle Lane,
St. James City, FL 33956

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 to12 the
highest. bidder a the Dixie County
Courthouse on September 20, 2005 at
11:00 A.M.

Dated this August 15, 2005
Joe Hubert Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
By: Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk


CASE NO. 05-0283-CA




Unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, judgment creditors, and all other
parties claiming by, through, under, or
against him; and all. unknown natural
persons if alive, and if dead or not known
to be dead or alive, their several and
respective unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, and judgment creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through, or under
those unknown natural persons; and all
claimants, persons or parties, natural or
corporate, or whose exact legal status is
unknown, claiming under any of the above
named or described Defendants or parties
or claiming to have any right, title or
interest in the Property described in this
S' Defendants.


deceased, whose last known address was
9039 Beverly Hills, Lakeland, Florida, the
unknown heirs, devisees, Grantees,
Creditors; and all other parties' claiming
by, through or against SIMON AARON
ROBERSON, and any and all claimants,
persons or parties, natural or corporate,
whose legal status is unknown claiming
any right, title or interest in the lands
hereafter described, and grantees and.
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through or against this corporation or any
other parties claiming an interest therein;
and all claimants, persons or parties,
natural or corporate, of whose exact legal
status is unknown, claiming under any or
the above named or described
Defendnats or parties or claiming to have
any right, title or interest in and to the
lands hereafter described.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Reformation of Deed regarding the
following property in Dixie County,

Lot 3, Block A, King Woodlands
Subdivision, a Subdivision as per plat
thereof filed in Plat Book 1, page 175 of
the public records of Dixie County,

has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any,. to it on Glenn T. Shelby.
Esquire, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address
is 902 S. Florida Ave., St 101, Lakeland,
Florida 33803, on or before October 8,
2005, and file the original with the clerk of
this Court either before service on
Plaintiffs attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded In the Complaint.

DATED this 16th day of August, 2005.

As Clerk of the Court
By Virginia Cobb.


Case No.: 05-0122-CA





Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure,
dated August 12, 2005, I will sell the
property situated in Dixie County, Florida,
described as follows:
A parcel of and lying in Section 7,
Township 10 South, Range 10 East, Dixie
County, Florida more particularly
described as follows:

Begin at the SE Comer of the SW 1/4 of
Section 7, Township 10 South, Range 10
East, Dixie County, Florida for the POC;
thence N 01D 36' 21" W along the quarter
section line, 1326.09 feet to the SW
corner of the NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4; thence
NW 88D 04' 29" E along the South Line of
the N 1/4 of the SE 1/4; 56.61 feet from the
Point of Beginning; thence N OOD 00' 00"
E 566.73 feet; thence S 86D 59' 15" E
160.67 feet, thence S 77 D 36' 49" E
285.50 feet; thence S 88D 37' 42" E
380.99 feet to the centerline of an existing
easement of that certain Private Road (Old
Rocky Creek Road); thence S 06D 13' 07"
E along said centerline, 448.07 feet to the
South line of the NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4;
thence S 88D 04' 29" W along said South
line, 868.75 feet back to the Point of
Beginning; containing 9.68 acres, more or

The North 30 feet and the East 30 feet of
said property being subject to an
Easement for egress and ingress.
Together with an Easement over and
across the following described property,
said Easement lying 30 feet on either side
of the following described Centerline:

Begin at the SE Comer of the SW 1/4 of
Section 7, Township 10 South, Range 10
East, Dixie County, Florida for the POC;
thence N 010 36' 21" W along the
Quarter Section Line, 1326.09 feet to the
SW Comer of the NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4;
thence N 88D 04' 29" E along the South
Line of the NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4, 925.36
feet to the Centerline of an existing
easement of that certain Private Road (Old
Rocky Creek Road); thence N 06D 13' 07"
W. along the Centerline of said Road
448.07 feet for the Point of Beginning of
said Centerline; thence N 86D 37' 42" W
380.99 feet; thence N 770 36' 49" W
416.36 feet to the East Right-of Way Line
of County Road #351 and to the End of
said Centerline.

At public said, to the highest and best
bidder for cash, at the Northwest front door
of the Dixie County Courthouse, located
in, Cross City, Dixie County, Florida at
11:00 a.m. on the 15th day of September,

Witness my hand and official seal of said
Court this 22 day of August, 2005.

Clerk of the Court

BY: Virginia Cobb, Deputy Clerk


CASE NO.: 05-0194-CA




This property, to wit: a 1993 Ford Mustang;
VIN: 1FACP41M2PF200005 is unlawfully
upon public property known as the
Department of Transportation yard in
Chiefland, Florida and must be removed
within 5 days from the last date of
publication; otherwise it will be removed
and disposed of pursuant' to Chapter 705,
Florida Statutes. The Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle will
retain, use, or sell said property as
described by law. The owner or interested
person who claims said property will be
liable for the costs of removal, storage,
and publication of notice. Dated this 22nd
day of August, 2005, Signed: Anthony
Andrews, Assistant Attorney General, on
behalf of the Department of Highway
Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Attorney general
The Capitol, Suite PL-01
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1050
Telephone: (850) 414-3300



The Executive Committee of the Florida
Crown Workforce Board will meet on
Monday, September 19, 2005 at the
Florida Crown Employers' Service Center,
840 SW Main Blvd., Lake City, Florida.
Meeting time is 9:30 a.m.

This meeting is open to the public.

Person(s) interested in participating who
have a disability requiring special
assistance should contact Bob Bush, (386)
755-9026. TTY users dial 711 and ask
for the operator to dial (386) 755-9026

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

Please take note that Suwannee Water &
Sewer District, Dixie County, Florida will
on September 12, 2005, 6:00 PM hold
their regular meeting at the Suwannee
Community Center on Hwy. 349,
Suwannee, Florida.

CASE NO: 05-0276-CA






TO: Daniel W. Kickery, III
Patricia L. Lightboum
Addresses Unknown

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Complaint for
Foreclosure has been filed by the Plaintiff
in the. Circuit Court of Dixie .County,
Florida against you and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on John N. Weed, the Plaintiffs
Attorney, whose address is 605 South
Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida 32347 on
or before October 3, 2005 and file the
original with the clerk of this court, Dixie
County Courthouse, Cross City, Florida,
32628, either before service on the
Plaintiffs Attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or petition.

DATED this 24th day of August, 2005

Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Virginia Cobb, Deputy Clerk




File Number 05-0057-CP





The administration of the estate of Michael
William Weber, deceased, File Number
05-0057-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 three 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

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The date of the first publication of this
Notice is September 1, 2005.

Personal Representative:
Daniel M. Carroll
P.O. Box 606
Old Town, FL 32680

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


Change In The Early Learning Coalition
Of The Nature Coast Tri-County Advisory
Council Meeting Location

The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature
Coast will be facilitating the Tri-County
Advisory Council Meetings on the second
Thursday of the month from 9:30 a.m. thru
11:30 a.m. The meetings will be held at
the ELC Nature Coast satellite office, 7031
NW 140th Street, Chiefland, FL 32626.

The Scheduled Meeting Dates Are:
September 8, 2005, October 13, 2005,
November 10, 2005, December 8, 2005,
January 12, 2006, February 9, 2006,
March 9, 2006, April 13, 2006, May 11,
2006, June 8, 2006.

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

The Suwannee River Economic Council,
Inc. Board of Directors will hold a meeting
for the Executive Committee Members on
Monday, September 12, 2005, 11:00 AM.
at the Quality Inn & Conference Center in
Lake City, Florida.

Advertisement No. 2

Sealed bids for work included in this
notice will be received' until 10:30 AM.
(Tallahassee Local time) on Wednesday,
September 28, 2005 at the Central Office,
605 Suwannee St., Rm. 60, the Mail Room
or the DOT Auditorium in Tallahassee,
Florida and other district locations as
indicated in the DOT Bid Solicitation

Bids submitted for the subject letting must
be received by 10:30 A.M., September 28,
2005 at any of the referenced locations.
Bid totals for each bid submitted,
regardless of location submitted, will be
read aloud at 11:15 A.M., September 28,
2005 in the DOT Auditorium Tallahassee,
Florida. The sealed bids received in the
District locations will be publicly opened
on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at
10:00 A.M. in Room B1 of the DOT Building
in Tallahassee. If the bid amount is greater
than $250,000.00, the Contractor-must be
prequalified as required by Florida Statute
337.14(1) and Rule Chapter 14-22.

Proposal Forms .will not be issued after
10:30 AM. (Tallahassee Local Time) on
Tuesday, September 27, 2005.

Bidders are hereby notified that all bids on
any of the following projects are likely to
be rejected if the lowest responsive bid
received exceeds the engineer's estimate
by more than ten 'percent (10%). In the
event any of the bids are rejected for this
reason, the project may be deferred for
readvertising for bids until such time that a
more competitive situation exists. In
addition, award of all federally funded
projects will be subject to Federal
Highway Administration concurrence.

Orders for these documents should be
directed to the Manager, Contracts
Administration Office, Mail Station 55,
Room B1, Florida Department of
Transportation, 605 Suwannee Street,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0455, Phone:
(850) 414-4000. Checks should be made

payable to the State of Florida Department
of Transportation. No refunds will be

Unless otherwise notified by express
delivery, return receipt or by fax
transmission, receipt acknowledged, the
Summary of Bids will be posted with the
Clerk of Agency Proceedings, Florida
Department of Transportation, 605
Suwannee Street, Mail Station 58, Room
550, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0458,
on October 20, 2005 or November 7,
2005. By calling the Clerk of Agency
Proceedings, Florida Department of
Transportation, (850) 414-5393, during
each posting period, information
concerning the posted projects can be_-

Interested parties can visit our Internet
web site at http://www.dotstate.fl.us
(Doing Business with The Department -
Contracts Administration); information
regarding projects posted with the Clerk of
Agency Proceedings, proposal holders,
plan and special provisions holders,
unofficial letting results, and other
noteworthy information is provided on this
web site. Please note these listings are
confidential, per 337.168, Florida Statutes,
two working days prior to the deadline fo
robtaining bid documents. FOR INQUIRY
414-4050. This advertisement has been
modified. Please call (850) 414-4000 to
request a complete version of this
advertisement, or visit our web site at
http://www.dot.state.fl.us (Doing Business
with The Department of Contracts





FINPROJ NO(S): 21173625201 (*)

LETTING DATE: 09/28/05



Contract Execution Days: 20.
Calendar Days: 60.
Special Start Time: N/A
Acquisition Time: 16th

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FOR SALE Power pole, 220, $150.00,
you dig up, (352) 498-7090.
FOR SALE Hot Dog & Peanut Stand -
$900; 240 Lb. Hogs $70; Pigs $15;
Cockatiel w/cage & eggs $30; 7ft.
aquarium $50; call 498-7392.
FOR SALE 19 1/2' Sportcraft boat,
2003 150 Yamaha, fish finder, pilot
loran & seadeck w/trailer, asking
$7,000.00, OBO, (352) 210-1810.
FOR SALE RV camper 32', needs some
work $950, call Don Begue, 498-5616.
FOR SALE 1995 Monte Carlo, runs
good, must see, $3500.00, OBO, 498-
7628 home, 210-0447, anytime cell.
FOR SALE 1996 Chevrolet pickup Z71,
new rebuilt transmission, under
warranty. New brakes all around, new
front end, new complete tune-up, extra
value: 6" Trailblazer suspension lift, 456
Rear End., Price $7,400. Call (352) 498-
2449 or 356-0474.
FOR SALE 1995 Saturn, auto trans.,
CD/Radio Pioneer, 4 cyl. engine, very
cold AC, greatpn gas, runs great, clean.
$3650.00, OBO. Call (352) 498-2618 or
498-2449, or 356-0474
FOR SALE 1994 Oldsmobile. LS, all
electric doors/windows, Cold AC, all
leather, radio/CD with 10 discs
magazine by Sony, 3100 SFI VE
engine, very dean, great car, very low
miles, truly a gas saver. Price: $3850 or
make me an offer! Call (352) 498-2618,
498-2449 or356-0474
consolidate debt, get extra cash. Bad
credit, no problem. Call me Richie
Koschatzky, (727) 536-0770.
FREE TO GOOD HOME 9 month old
black German Shepherd named Buddy.
Call 542-9191.
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& 3rd, 8 11 & 12-3, rain or shine, 2nd
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4-FAMILY YARD SALE Saturday, Sept.
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Dixie District Schools
:POSITION: Temporary Part-time HIPPY
,Parent Educator (Funded by HIPPY
,Grant, pending School Board approval).
LOCATION; Old Town Education Center.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Serve families with
home instruction, assistance at parent
group meetings, refer, families needing
additional help to the coordinator,
maintain appropriate records, and assist
in other.duties as requested.
CONTACT: Anne Engers, Director of
Personnel, Phone (352) 498-6149.
REQUIREMENTS: Be a parent and/or
guardian of a three or four year old child
in Dixie County; Must have a High
School Diploma or Equivalent; must have
reliable, transportation; required to
successfully complete HIPPY Training.
Grant for 2005-2006 School Year.
2005 (3:00 P.M.).
We .are an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer.
HELP WANTED Case Coordinator with
Guardian Ad Litem in Cross City. Case
management for abused children
involved in court proceedings. 4 year
Degree, good verbal/written/computer
skills required. Salary $27,438 annually.
SGrant funded position. Submit a State of
Florida application to 609 5th Street,
Suite 6,,Live Oak, Florida 32064. EOE.
Deadline for submitting application is
LOOKING FOR A JOB and willing to
work...call Bill -at Miller's in Suwannee,
(352) 542-7349.
BUS DRIVERS Dixie County
Transportation is offering a school bus
training course starting September 8th,
2005. We will meetl on September 8tn in
the morning at 9 a.m. to fill out the.
necessary paper work. We are looking
forward to welcoming you aboard, so
give us a call at 498-6152 and get your
name on the list.

HELP WANTED Nail Tech needed for
busy salon in Steinhatchee, A Hair
Shop, 498-2782.
HELP WANTED Office Manager, with
Quickbook experience, ability to type,
take instruction and help manage
general office duties, such as reports,
letters and billing. Send resume to
Suwannee Water and Sewer, P.O. Box
143, Suwannee, FL 32692, no phone .
calls please.
HELP WANTED Experienced Auto
Technician needed for GM Dealership.
Prefer ASEIGM training but will consider
applicant with right attitude, verifiable
references, own tools and valid D/L. Pay
scale from $15-$22 per hour based on
experience, Group Health Insurance,
AFLAC, paid vacations/holidays. Please
contact Vernon at (352) 493-4263 or
vemonl@bellsouth.net or fax resume to
(352) 493-4277.
HELP WANTED Experienced
carpenters & helpers. Must have valid
drivers license, transportation & tools.
Drug free workplace. Call (352) 215-
3750 between 9 & 4, M-F, leave
COMPANY Drivers needed, Class A
CDL, (2) years experience required,
DFWP, call (386) 294-3411.
Vouchers Accepted. 1, 2 & 3 BR, HC and
non-HC accessible apartments. We pay
pest control, water, sewer & garbage.
On-site laundry facility. Call (352) 498-
3175. Hwy. 351A Timber Lane, Cross
City, FL TDD/TTY 711. Equal H6using
FOR RENT -,2 BR, 1 B mobile home,
central H/A, in Cross City, call Elizabeth
Locklear, 498-7524, $350/mo., $350
security. Call 498-7524
HOUSE FOR RENT in Town of Cross
City, $450.00 per month + deposit.
Large master bedroom, large wash
room, could be extra bedroom. Fenced
yard, (407) 891-1636.
FOR RENT 2 BR, 1 B concrete block
home, Central H & A, $425.00, 1st & last,
$200. security, (352) 793-9050.

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'AA MEETINGS Monday nights, 8:00
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This week's Dixie Sighting 'is one that '.:'
none of us will soon forget...
Several weeks ago Old Town Elementary
School had a royal visitor; the FCAT Queen. /' '
The visit was due to the fact that students at
OTES raised their school FCAT grade from a (
"C" to an "A"!!! Wow, what an
Principal Howard "Sonny" Wadsworth /] l
gave students a special challenge prior to
FCAT testing last year, promising them that he would dress like a
woman if they brought their grade up. To his delight, they did just
that. He was more than happy to don the outfit, complete with

panty hose. (Girlfriend, next time you could shave those legs!)
The Queen spent the day doing royal things like TV
appearances with Channel 20 and roaming the Kingdom oft "Cubs".
in order for all her subjects (students) to admire her.'. "
By days end, the tiara came off, along v. ill the heels and panty.
hose, and a new challenge issued out to all OTES students,to keep
\\ lihat on earth could top the FC-\T OQtieen' Cain't %ait to1 ee
next lear's "Sihtng". \ear '
The Dinie County ldvtocaie is aciii'eli seeking unique in/l.rnmation
for the DLvie County Sightings column. Call or send your Sightingi, IN
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