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Creation Date: December 15, 2005
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Vol. 83, No. 51, 1 Section, 20 Pages Thursday, December 15, 2005 50



the y at Stayed Caution...4-Way Stop Ahead!
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
0 For those who frequent the Cross City area you might have
a I noticed covered stop signs at several of the major intersections
J o e" ," including the one by the Dixie County Courthouse. The second
By Donna Cravey week in January the signs will be activated, slowing down traffic "
The year Santa stayed home in these heavily traveled areas of Town. In addition, the first
was the last Christmas of my week in January truck traffic will be rerouted to 351A on the
9 childhood. I didn't really North (Continental Road) and South (Suwannee Lumber Road)
believe in Old Saint Nick sides of Cross City. With the implementation of these new traffic
-o anymore, no self-respecting laws, both Cross City City Council and Board of County
twelve-year-old did, but I Commissioners hope that motorists and pedestrians alike will be
wasn't quite ready to give up hope. safer.
That holiday season in the early 1970's began as benignly as Cross City City Manger Mike Cassidy stated this project had .
any other. Around the end of October, K-Mart began stocking up been in the making for approximately four years and was N O
on Easy Bake Ovens, G.I. Joes skilled in the Martial Arts, and included in an extensive re-pa" ing project completed this past ,
Bronzed Barbies from California. My two brothers, two sisters, October in which 20 roads Axithin tne city limits were given new ..,,,
and I were composing, our wish lists while still wearing our life. The price tag for the re-paving was approximately .
Halloween costumes. With five kids in the family, it was difficult $600,000.00 and an additional $100,000.00 will be spent on the
for our parents to provide an extravagant holiday, but they always sign and intersection improvements. All paid for, 100%, by the
did the best they could. Consequently, Christmas was the most Town of Cross City with advalorem taxes earmarked for street
anticipated day of the year. improvement. "Historically .the City builds up funds for these
One problem my parents faced with having so many kids was type projects every four to six years," Cassidy stated. "Even with
THE Champion Box Shaker and Wrapping Paper Peeker in our tight budgets the past several years we have been fortunate to be '-
family. My prowess at figuring out what everyone was getting for able to continue to do that," he added.
Christmas was legendary. This type of knowledge was useful for There will be a total of three new 4-way stops, two of which
extorting things of value from my siblings like coins, M & M's, will have flashing lights to further caution motorists of the stop.
chores, and the best TV viewing chair. However, this final The two areas with flashing 4-ways are at the intersection of CR
Christmas of my childhood proved to be the year of the nearly 351-S & SE 22nd Ave. (Chavous St.) and 351-N (Cedar St.) & NE
uncrackable CODE! 210th Ave. (Barber Ave.). The other 4-way stop is located at SE .... Q,,*..:'. '-..
Usually,' my parents would wrap a few gifts and stash them 289th Ave. (Ward Ave.) & SE 22nd Ave. (Chavous St.) ^.- .-.- :,
safely away where the children would never find them...in other Cassidy noted that in addition to the new signs, off-road ,:...
words, the most obvious place in the house, parking areas will be remarked-nd pedestrian crossings with ... -
their bedroom closet. Then it was simply a ramps will be added. --'-
matter of waiting for the right time to make The truck route, which has been in place for many years and
my move. according to Police Chief Wesley Jones the new "no truck traffic"
Everything was in place for my annual ordinance, will be strictly enforced. Truck traffic re-routed off -
information gathering sortie, when my mother 351-N will make it safer for pedestrians at Cross City Rehab,. '., '
information gathering sortie, when my mothsupper one Dixie County Courthouse, Post Office, dental andmedical offices
announced we needed milk for supper oneDf This covered 4-say stop sign is located at the corner of CR 351 and
evening in early, December. Being the a bank and several businesses ilth high pedestrian traffic. The NE 21tc Ave. next to the County Courthouse. The second week in
opportunistic snooper, I paid my youngest CR 351-S re-routing will provide a safer area for two school January it, along with two other new 4-way stops will be enforced..
brother half an Oreo and a blue marble to act zones, day care center, Suwannee Ri.er Economic Council, EMS
as lookout as I made a commando run to my station, Cross City Cemetery, funeral home and shopping center entrance.
parents' bedroom. Foolishly my mother Recently the County worked %% ith the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in getting the old truck route repaved. Funding
thought a lock would deter my'stealthy for that project is in the final stages ;ind work is forthcoming.
excursion. I %as thiuugh the door and into the "This has truly been a comrr:. ,.' project. stated C,'sidy, e\tendinl hi- thanks to the Board of Count\ Commissioners. School
closet before she had reached the end of our I Board, EMS,City'olice, local businesses and citizens for the support the) ha% e given the Council during the planning stages "'We all
street. share the road and want it to be as safe as possible," he added.
As I gazed longingly upon the mounds of 1 Cassidy also reported that the City, County and School Board are continuing to fight a traffic light to be placed in Shamrock at the
brightly wrapped presents, I immediately intersection of US 19 and CR 351-N. The FDOT did a traffic study in early November of this year and are waiting for the results. A
notice that something wasn't quite right. The traffic light at thaftintersection is a must, due to the fact that the School's Transportation and Bus Garage are on CR 351-N. "We already
packages were not marked with the names of the intended have the support of Governor Jeb Bush, Senator Argenziano and Representative Will Kendrick," Cassidy noted. Local officials are
recipients, but with NUMBERS! Now, I had to gather information encouraging truckers, businesses and citizens to campaign on behalf of this project.
while I could. I might not get another chance before Christmas. Reminders will be issued prior to the implementation of both the re-routing and 4-way stops. However, remember the new ordinance
I quickly made the assumption that, since I was the eldest child, on the truck route and traffic signals will be enforced.
See "SANTA" continued page 5


DCSO K-9 Unit Searches DCHS Campus Dixie -
l DS -a ..J 1 By Terri Langford-Staff Writer A t
The Dixie County A
S" Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit
-were on hand this past By Terri Langford- Staff Writer
Tuesday, December '13th, On Monday, December0
2005 for a routine search of 5th, 2005 Dixie EMS,
students lockers and vehicles Sheriff's Officers and Florida
for illegal drugs. Highway Patrol were called
K-9 Officers "Jammer" to the scene of an accident on
and "Joe" found seven US 19, one mile south of CR ,
suspicious vehicles and the 358. While the single vehicle
Students were asked to unlock accident didn't cause any
their car/truck for a more injury to the driver, his
detailed search. While the vehicle proved to be a
second search did not lead to challenge to remove.
any arrests, students were According to a report
Pictured left to right are DCSO Jamie King and Joe search vehicles warned of the implications if filed by Trooper Jesse R.
while DCSO John Simmons and Jammer search locker. there had been any substantial Moore, 41 year-old Kent R.
amount of evidence found. Kreager of Hernando Beach,
Sheriff Hatcher noted that these types of searches are part of the School Board Policy and Florida was traveling south This wrecker driver had to use an ax to cut down a small tree that
students and parents alike are aware of the "No Tolerance" rule on any Dixie school campus. See ACCIDENTS page 5 had this carpinned.


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2005


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How to handle Saddam Hussein


,t Saddam Hussein has refused to10 show up in the Iraqi courtroom
where he and a few of his cohorts are on trial for "crimes again-st
humanity," specifically killing more than 140 Shiite Muslims in
retaliation for an attempt on his life, this being in reality a
minuscule portion of the crimes committed by the Butcher of
Baghdad and his followers.
i Captured by American soldiers while hiding out in a crude
underground bunker two years ago, Saddam was taken to a prison
:' where he was bathed, de-loused and otherwise cleaned up. He was
confined pending the establishment of a coherent free Iraqi
government, which has now placed him on trial.
So far, so good. Well, actually, just mediocre. The process could
stand a lot of improvement, particularly in the was Saddam is
being treated. Not that he's being mistreated: far tifrom it, he's being
given celebrity treatment. It brings to mind the O.J. Simpson trial,
in which an inept judge allowed the defense to turn the courtroom
into a three-ring circus.
'. Several times. Saddam has ignored questions, complained of
mistreatment and told the judge to "go to hell." Now, he refuses to
show up in court, and he gets away with all this!
", One %would hardly expect an Iraqi court to be more tolerant of
;' such behavior than our own. but we do have ways of dealing with
belligerent and disruptive criminal defendants right here in the
good ol' U. S. of A. Handculs and leg irons can be effective. And
let's not forget lasers, those high-voltage stun guns that deliver
instantaneous attitude adjustments to misbehaving defendants. A
taser treatment or t wo would have Saddam saying, "Yes Sir!" and
exhibiting a level of humility that didn't show up even after he was
discovered living in a hole in the ground.
The Associated Press has generally been less than supportive of
American and Coalition forces in the war; however an AP report
covering the last day that Saddam showed up in the courtroom
observed that the court "has shown considerable deference to the
^ former president, tolerating frequent outbursts in violation of local
rules of procedure."
Therein. one might say. lies a great deal of the problem. The
sorriest common thief is a tar better man than Saddarn Hussein, but
he would never be allowed to get away Nwith any of the stuff
Saddam has gotten by with.
; Saddam has also appeared :in court wearing a suit. What's
wrong with orange clothes with a number on the back? If he
doesn't want to show up at his own trial, why not drag him in with
Sa chain and collar? If he can't behave when he's treated with a
; degree of respect, the best thing to do is remove that degree of
respect and treat him as the worthless piece of human garbage that
he is.
i e Of course, his American(?) lawyer would object. We're talking
Sphere about Ramsey Clark. who was Attorney General during
, Lyndon Johnson's presidency. Saddam is'only the most recent of
the murderous tyrants Clark has defended, and he has also written
, books defending these creeps and trashing the American
[ government.
t All right, everyone accused ofa crime is entitled to legal repre-
: sentation at a trial. But why should a former high-ranking public
official from the United States volunteer his services for one of this
, nation's enemies? Hint: If Saddamn were acquitted, it would be de-
. moralizing blow to our troops. while strengthening the resolve of
' the terrorists who are trying to prevent the establishment of a pro-
western government in Iraq. If you don't believe this could be
. Ramsey Clark's agenda, read some of the books he's written.
I'm for granting Saddam one favor: He has complained that he
needs a bath and clean underwear. These things, he should have,
not because he deserves them, but for the sake of whoever has the
misfortune of coming in contact with him.
Yes; even Ramsey Clark.


Agenda
Dixie County Board of County Commissioners
Dixie County Courthouse
Commission Meeting Room
Cross City, Florida
Regular Meeting
6:00 PM December 15, 2005
The Dixie County Board of County Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida, will
meet on Thursday, December 15'h, 2005, at 6:00 PM 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, Regular Meeting of December ist,
2005
4 Frank Darabi, Darabi & Associates, Inc.-Re: Horseshoe Beach Tabled
Item
5 Dick Edwards, Community Programs Consulting
6 Public Hearing, cont'd.-concerning Petition ZC-05-21, a petition by
Billy M. Pentz Jr. to request a zoning change from ESA-IV to CN on
Parcel ID# 13-09-13-4050-0000-0130; Lot 13, Sam Swett Subdivision,
Unit One, as per the official plat record in the office of the Clerk of
Court, Dixie County, Florida.
7 Public Hearing, cont'd.-concerning Petition SC-121-05, a special
exception petition by John and Linda Dyals to permit a RV Park on
Parcel ID# 36-09-13-0000-4500-0300; 8.5 acres of Begin at the NW
comer of the S V2 of Government Lot 9, Run E 660 ft to POB., continue
E 953.95 ft S 1254.67 ft. to S Line of Government Lot 10 run W 146.
8 Public Hearing, cont'd.-concemrning Petition SC-122-05, a special
exception petition by Jody P. Stephenson to permit an Auction Barn on
Parcel ID# 12-08-13-0000-3696-0000; further described in issue
November 24, 2005 page 16 of the Dixie County Advocate.
9 Results of qualifications received for Construction Management
Services for Renovations and Additions for the Dixie County
Courthouse.
10 Rocky McDaniel, Suwannee Water & Sewer District Manager
11 Bettie Gail Osteen, Indigent Healthcare Agent
12 Jerry Prater, Veterans Service Officer
13 Holly Houghton, County Agent
14 Chad Reed, Emergency Services Director
15 Joe Price Ruth, Solid Waste Coordinator
16 Howard Reed, County Road Superintendent
S17 Jack Spivey, Building Official
18 Billy Keen, Zoning Official & Safety Director
19 Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk-Auditor
20 Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
21 Joey Lander, County Attorney
22 County Commission Item
23 Vouchers approved
24 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 includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
"Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in
this proceeding should contact (352) 486-4931 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida
Relay Service at (800) 955-8771."
The Board meets the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 AM and the third
Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM. Individuals that would like to be placed on
the agenda should call Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk of Court, by 4:00 PM on Friday
preceding the Board meeting, at'(352) 498-1200.
APPROVED: /s/John L. Driggers, Chairman
ATTEST: /s/Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk


Boyd

Introduces

Legislation To

Help Gulf

Mariners
WASHINGTON, D.C,-,,
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-
North Florida) joined
Congressman Don Young (R-
Alaska) today in introducing
legislation to temporarily
extend the duration of Coast
Guard licenses, Certificates of
Registry, Certificates of
Inspection and Merchant
Mariners' documents that were
housed at the U.S. Coast Guard
facility in New Orleans. I
Due to the damage caused
by Hurricane Katrina, the U.S.
Coast Guard facility in New
Orleans was severely
damaged, and many records
were destroyed. Currently,
those mariners whose licenses
were held at this facility have
been unable to renew their,
licenses because of the loss of
records. Under this legislation,
the documents will be
extended through February 28,
2006.
"This legislation is so
important for the mariners of
the Gulf Coast, whose
livelihood is at risk if they are
unable to renew these
documents," said Congressman
Boyd. "Hurricane Katrina
caused many problems for
owners and operators of
seafaring vessels in the Gulf of
Mexico. By temporarilY
extending the licenses of those
mariners, we are helping
-provide the assistance they
need to rebuild their lives."
A chief architect of the
bill, Congressman Boyd
pushed the legislation when it
became clear that the Coast
Guard Reauthorization bill,
which also extends (be
duration of a license for
mariners in the Gulf States,,
would not be completed until
next year.
"As we begin to
understand the full impact of
Hurricane Katrina, we must
not let anyone affected by the
storm fall through the cracks,"
Boyd stated. "It is important
for Congress to pass this
legislation so that we do not
inadvertently punish seafarers
in the Gulf States who make a
living from the sea."
Its better,to know some ,,!
of the questions, than all
of the answers.
-James Thurber ,


Dixie County

Jail Log
DECEMBER 5
LANDRUM, SHEILA BOYER, 42, WRT -
VOP Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
TORRES, ELIASIN, 37, No Drivers
License Unlawful Speed School Zone.
MANNING. JESSE WAYNE, 20. VOP -
'Burglary & Grand Theft Calhoun Co.
DECEMBER 6
TEAGUE, JESSIE R., 24, VOP.
JACKSON, LORENZO B., 46, VOP -
Criminal Mischief.
DOUGLAS, ROSCOE F., 48, VOP -
Purchase of Cocaine, Purchase of
Cannabis.
WHITE, ROBERT MICHAEL, 26, VOP -
Manufacturing Meth.
BULLOCK BOBBY JOE, 38, VOP -
Possession Firearm by Felon, VOP -
Felony Flee & Elude, VOP Felony
DWLS/R.
DECEMBER 7
DERKSEN, JAMES RAY, 59, Possession
of Firearm By Convicted Felon, Criminal
Mischief.
DECEMBER 8
JUVENILE, 17, False Imprisonment,
Burglary of Conveyance, Battery.
SMITH, TRACY JAMES, 32, Battery On
Detainee on Another Detainee,
DOUGLAS, JONATHAN WESLEY, 24,
VOP Possession of Methamphetamine.
DECEMBER 9
BEYER, JAMES RICHARD, 66, Passing
Worthless Checks.
STALEY, SHELLY LEE, 34, Passing
Worthless Bank Check (4cts.). ".
WEAVER, JOAN MARIE, 43, DWLS/R,
Grand Theft, FTA DWLS/R. FTA Grand
Theftill.
DECEMBER10
HAGGERTY, JEREMY JOSEPH, 29',
VOP.
MANTLO, RANDALL J., 42, DUI,
DWLS/R.
BERRY, PAUL, 48, BUI,
CUNNNINGHAM, JOHN MARK, 28, VOP
- Possession of Cannabis, VOP -
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
HARDIN, ANDY DOUGLAS, 27, DWLS/R.


One of the most striking
differences between a cat"
and a lie is that a cat has
only nine lives.
-Mark Twain


Update From Representative Will Kendrick
MEDICAID DEBATE IN HOUSE PLACES
WEDGE BETWEEN RURAL
AND URBAN LEGISLATORS
Discussions on the floor of the House of Representatives
during Special Session clearly demonstrated the division among
Legislators on the viability of the Medicaid Reform. Democrats
and Republicans alike lined up to get their opinions and beliefs on
record.
Amendment after amendment was offered by Democrats and
Republicans to enact accountability and to keep approval of
expansion within the confines of the full Legislature. Many
Republicans broke the traditional party-line votes and followed suit
in support of efforts to maintain control of a giant ready to swoop
down and sever the cords of managed healthcare for the State's
most vulnerable and poorest citizens, including the disabled and
foster children.
Rep. Will Kendrick (D) Carrabelle filed five amendments to
the Medicaid Reform Bill in a valiant attempt to place controls that
would protect rural counties from the loss of medical care that is
already a challenge in the sparsely populated counties that he
represents.
In a firm and unyielding tone, Rep. Kendrick explained each
amendment and asked Legislators to carefully consider the
consequences of allowing a state agency to have complete control
of future decisions in regards to Medicaid eligibility and benefits.
He continued by saying, "This is the fox guarding the hen house.
You are creating an unlevel playing field. This is doing nothing for
Katy Sue in Cedar Key or Bobby Joe in Greenville".
His concern is that fewer incentives for providers will result in
fewer provider service networks thereby requiring many residents
in rural counties to travel across one or more counties for
healthcare.
As an attempt to maintain a reasonable level of service and
some quality assurances, Kendrick filed an amendment that would
have provided a 20% supplemental premium per member per
month in addition to the actuarially determined premium. The vote
drew yeas and nays that resounded close in unison further
exemplifying the careful discernment by individual Legislators.
Although unsuccessful in having any of his filed amendments
adopted, Kendrick never relinquished his endeavors. Kendrick
concluded during final debate on HB 3B Medicaid Reform by
stating, "It is absolutely embarrassing that today you in this
Chamber have allowed persons who are on death. row for
committing capital offenses to receive better access to health care
than the people in small rural counties, who are the backbone of
this State, and the most vulnerable, disabled, and at risk, including
numerous foster children".
"We all should be ashamed of the disaster that we are setting
up. There is no reason for the Legislature to give up our authority
to oversee to a state agency", he said. Kendrick then continued by
referring to the current set up of the Florida Fish 'and Wildlife
Conservation Commission where the Legislature really has very
little authority other than through the budget process.
After the House sent the bill to the Senate for approval, the
Senate made amendments to the House version of the Medicaid
Reform keeping the reform package as a pilot project in Broward
and Duval counties with any expansion requiring legislative
oversight and approval. Kendrick explained, "Although the bill is
better than what the House had passed earlier, it still is not in the
best interest of the citizens of this State to ever propose changes
without all the answers".
There is still very little protection for Florida's most vulnerable
in the bill that passed the House 87 to 31. "With the guarantee of a
new Administration coming into the Governor's office, I feel that
it makes less sense to put Medicaid recipients at any further risk",
concluded Kendrick.


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Instructors Needed Previous
experience is of no consequence,
training sessions provided. Call:
352-726-0753.
2001 Rx Program free
breathing medications and
Nebulizers asthma, emphysema
or COPD for qualified patients.
"Call: 800-344-5764.
Florida Department of Elder
Affairs Volunteers needed for
the:- SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders)
Program. Comprehensive
training provided with flexible
hours. Call: 1-800-262-2243.
Hospice of North Central
S-Florida To request
information about volunteering
opportunities, Call: Dana
SWeinfurter 352-493-2333
*' Poison Hotline a life-saving
'national hotline for poison
emergency treatment and advice.
S-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
nation,.'.idc by. calling 1-800-
-1. -1?-6933 or logging onto
www.stopaddiction.com. Don't
wait until it's. too late. Call
Narconon now!
,- Clubs & Organizations .
'Rusty Spurs Arena! 6 5 miles
north of Old To%'%ri. FI Sporting
anrd Team Penning every Saturday
night. Starting @ 7:30. Spectators
Welcome!
y Military Order of the Purple
Heart
-' Purple, Hearters of the Tri- county
area .vill NOT meet this month due
to e'erNone having travel plans for
: he upcoming holidays.
,9t 18' 2'.00' the New Year will.
Ns usual '. ll be our group get-
together at the Nloose Lodge in
.Fanning Springs I lan
All \ eterans ha\ ing ihe purple
Heart are welcome, and are urged
to anend If \ou hate any questions
Please call Bruce Nowlin @493-
2865
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.
s 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
p.m.
Florida Department Of
Elder Affairs Shine Program
meets every second Thursday,
from 9:00am 10:00am @
Cross City Library.
Toll Free Rape & Sexual
Assault Hotline 1-866-875-
7983. A trained staff member
will answer the hotline number
24 hours a da\, 7 days a week.
United A.B.L.E. Association
helps children & adults with'
disabilities, and their families
improve their quality of life 'and
recei e necessary% ser ices. Call:
877-446-2253.
Meetings & Events
AL-ANON Family Group
S Meetings are held every,
Wednesday Etening @ 5:30pm
& at the First Methodist Church
S in Chiefland.. Call 490-6117
'Board of County
Commissioners 1st Thursday
at 10 a.m. and the 3rd Thursday
at 6 p.m. at the County
Courthouse Commission
meeting room.
Cross-City Town Council -
2nd and 4th Monday of each
month at p.m at the City Hall.
:' DAV Auxiliary bingo every
i Wednesday, 11 a.m. and
Saturday, 6 p.m. at Veterans Rd.


DAV Bldg. In Cross City.
* Dixie County Education
Foundation 3rd Tuesday of
each month at 12 noon. Call,
498-1426.
3 The Dixie County
Transportation Disadvantaged
Coordinating Board- Will meet
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
at 10:30 a.m. in the County
Commissioners' Meeting Room
in the Dixie County Courthouse.
This is an important meeting of
the Board. At this meeting the
Board will be reviewing the
Dixie County Transportation
Disadvantaged Service Plan. All
Board members are encouraged
to attend this meeting.
Forest Park Hill Community
Center Has a Bingo every
Monday Evening, Doors open at
4:30 pm, games start at 6:30 pm.
Funds are to support the center
and charities.
Holy Cross Catholic Church
.Bingo every Tuesday
Evening.6pm. U.S. 19. Doors
open at 6 p.m. snacks
available. Free Coffee
MT Olive Cemetery, Inc-
Morithly meeting every last
Tuesday @ Jena Community
Club House 7pm. everyone is
welcome to attend. All ideas and
suggestions are welcome also.

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.
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cost at the discretion of the Advocate
and provide brief summaries meetings
and events of general public interest. It
is the responsibility of the
organization/entity to provide the
Advocate with accurate information
and timely changes. Information and
changes must be submitted in writing,
either by fax or by email. The Advocate
is not responsible for errors or changes
in submissions.

"The Great

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Mystery"
The Pentecostal Holiness
Youth will present "The Great
Manager Mystery" on Sunday,
December 18th and Monday,
December 19th, at 6:00 PM
each evening.
Everyone is invited to,
attend.
Believe those who are
seeking the truth. Doubt
those who find it.
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On Saturday, December 17th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM the
Steinhatchee Striders will host a fundraiser at the 8th Street Public
Market in Steinhatchee for the American Caner Society.
The event will include music by Too Much Fun, unique gifts
by local artists, activities for kids and a good ole' Southern Fish
Fry. There will be other culinary delights for sale as well, so make
sure you bring your appetite.
Make plans now to come out and spend the day with old
friends and make new ones. Remember this is the season for
giving! Merry Christmas!


Santa To Arrive By Airboat In
Keaton Beach December 17th
The Sixth Annual "Arrival of Santa by Airboat" will be held
Saturday, December 17, 2005 at 11:00 AM in Keaton Beach.
This special event is sponsored by the Taylor County Coastal
Communities Association and is free to everyone.
Santa will arrive by airboat and will make a pass along the
shoreline before making his stop. There is a "free" drawing for all
children ten years old and under for two filled stockings (one for a
girls and one for a boy), plus every child that visits with Santa
leaves with a goodie bag. Make sure you bring your camera!
Besides Santa there will also be Clowns on hand to entertain the
children.
The Second Annual Golf Cart Christmas Parade will start at
1:00 PM. You can enter with your decorated vehicle of choice,
golf cart, 4-wheeler, bicycle or any unusual vehicle (a valid drivers
license is required for the motorized vehicles). Prizes will be
awarded for most Christmas Spirit, Humorous & Nautical.
Line up at the boat ramp at 1:00 pm call 850-578-2484 for
more information or go to www.keatonbeach.org and click on
"EVENTS".

Habitat For Humanity of the
Suwannee Valley, Inc.

Christmas Wish List
We wish there were not people or families living in homes with
unsafe electrical systems, leaky roofs, inadequate heating and
cooling, unsafe or unsanitary living conditions in the Tri-County
areas and beyond, but there are. We have a way to help them, but
we need your help! Even if you can only spare an hour a week, we
can use you.
The local Habitat For Humanity will be holding three meetings
this month, Tuesday the 6th the Congtructi6io Committee \I Ill meet.,
Tuesday the 27th the Church Relations Committee will meet and
Monday the 19"' our Board of Directors will meet.
We need dedicated volunteers to staff these committees from
all ethnic and economic backgrounds. We need fund raisers and
property to build on. We need business leaders and church leaders
to come and be involved.
Come and be a part and see a deserving family/person reach
their dream of owning. a home.
For more information call Bill and Deanna at 352-463-8003,
Betty at 463-0615 or Gigi at 463-7207.
Hope to see some new faces at our meetings! Merry Christmas
to you all!


Piano Recital
Emma Lou NeSmith will present her accordion and piano
students in a Christmas recital December 18th, Sunday afternoon at
2:30 at the First Baptist Church in Cross City.
Students performing will be Christa Marchant, Ivey Sapp,
Caylan Reed, Lacey Watson, Venice Watson, Shelb,, Morrow,
George Edmonds, Todd Pinner. Dylan Reed, Tiffany Morrow,
Morgan Philmon, Kenzie Ganus, Kaitlyn Ganus, Hillary Thornton,
Katie Thornton, Brittany Pinnei and Aundrea Wood.
A reception will follow in the fellowship hall. Everyone is
invited to attend this musical event.


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DIXIE COUNTY ADULT

WELDING CLASS SPRING

SEMESTER

Earn state certification in SMAW, MIG, and TIG
welding. Be qualified for jobs that pay $8.00-$16.00 per hour.
Adult welding classes taught by Mr. James Smith begin
Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at Dixie County High School.
Classes will be held through Wednesday, May 24, 2006 each
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 6:00-10:00
PM. A minimum of 10 students is required.

Make plans now to enroll, the fee for the Summer
Semester is $369.60. If you need additional information,,
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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2005


"SANTA"
Continued from page 1
I would be number one. The first package 1
designed for number one I opened contained
a kit for making a potholder out of yarn
hoops. Now this was a dilemma. Was the
potholder making kit for me? I doubted my
parents would give me such a gross, baby -
gift, but one could never tell about adults. As
I skillfully peeled away the wrapping paper
form other gifts, I realized it was useless a
knowing WHAT the gifts were without ,
knowing for WHOM they were intended! My Donna Cravey
mind boggled at the nasty repercussions of
telling one sister that she was going to receive an Official Brady
Bunch Paper Doll Set when the gift was actually meant for the
other sister. I decided to retreat and do further reconnaissance.
k. My next intelligence gathering opportunity was much more
Difficult to arrange. December was quickly passing, and I had not
yet managed to be alone in the house. Finally I did the only thing I
could. I developed a mysterious illness which allowed me to stay
home from school. I had finally come to the conclusion that the
0 only way to crack the code was to find the Master List. I was
,convinced that my mom would be unable to remember what
number went with which kid without writing it down. When my
parents left for work, I knew I could search the house for the list at
my leisure.
I inspected the upstairs bedrooms first. No luck. I then
concentrated on my father's office. Still no luck. I redoubled my
efforts. Finally, as I stood on top of a dining chair, which I had set
on top of the dining table, which I had dragged over to the China
hutch, I found the list inside a broken vase on top of the cabinet.
As I clutched the little scrap of paper to my chest, my palms were
sweating, my heart was pounding, my eyes filled with tears, music'
swelled in my ears.
S- Suddenly I felt a
PRESENCE...
I looked up to see my
mom watching me through
the French doors. There was
,, ino explaining my way out of
this one. I momentarily
thought about pretending I
was sleepwalking or
delirious with fever. I knew I
was in BIG TROUBLE. But
Smy mom just stared at me.
She didn't even look mad,
just disappointed. I slipped
Xthe list back into the vase
Sand replaced the furniture. I
went upstairs and got in bed.
I really did feel sick. Mom
ne\er said anything about catching me.
On Christmas morning, mr brothers and sisters and I rushed
,downstairs to get our gifts. When we got to the living room we
.'gasped in horror. There were no gifts, no stockings hung by the
chimney vwnh care, no Eas\ Bake Over, no G.I. Joe with Kung Fu
.Grip, no Malibu Tan Barbie, and not ever an Official Brady Bunch
Paper Doll Set. My youngest brother and sister started crying. The
rest of us stood there with our mouths gaped open. Mom and Dad
heard the ruckus and came downstairs.
' "Well," Mom said, "I guess Santa stayed home this year!"
Mom sent us back to bed for an hour and the presents were all
in place when we came downstairs the second time. Dad still
:maintains that it was the cruelest thing Moin ever did'to us kids.'
Mom claims she didn't plan the wicked little surprise and that she
had merely overslept. Me. I'm not so sure.


Search For Suspect Ends In False Imprisonment Charges
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
The Dixie County Sheriff's proceeded to sit at the back of against her will and carried her
Office was alerted to a the bus. When the victim across the road.
situation last Thursday, boarded the bus the suspect Officer Gainey, alerted by
December 8th, 2005 where a grabbed her and pulled her the bus driver, ran after the
14-year old student had been down by where he was sitting. suspect. The victim was able
taken off her bus and held The victim tried to get free at to get away, but the suspect
against her will by an ex- which point the bus driver eluded the officer. The Cross
boyfriend, asked the victim if he was City Correctional Institute K-9
According to a report filed bothering her. The young unit was called in to help with
by Ruth Rains Middle School victim told the driver, yes and the search along with area law
(RRMS) Resource Officer, added that he was not a student enforcement officers.
Paul Gainey, a substitute bus at RRMS. The 17-year-old suspect
driver stated she had asked the The bus driver ordered the was found later that evening
suspect where he went to boy off the bus twice, which and charged with False
school and he replied, Ruth he refused. The suspect then Imprisonment, Burglary of
Rains Middle School. He then took the victim off the bus Conveyance and Battery.
"ACCIDENTS"
Continued from page 1
on US 19 when a deer ran across the roadway causing him to serve to the right and run off onto the
shoulder. Kreager's car began to spin before striking several trees and ending on its side, wedged
between two small trees.
Damage to Kreager's 2003 Mercury wag estimated at $15,000.00. The report noted that a heavy
downpour rain contributed to the accident. No charges were filed in this case.
On December 8, 2005, the FHP was called to an accident at the intersection of US 19 and CR
55A where a car pulled out in front of a truck causing the two vehicles to collide.
The report filed by Trooper Glen Ganus stated that Kathy Langston, 53, of Bell, Florida was
traveling on CR 55A and attempted to make a left turn onto US 19 when she struck Norman W.
Smith, 49, of Old Town's truck.
Both drivers received non-incapacitating injures and were transported to North Florida Regional
Hospital.
Damage to Langston's car was estimated at $6,000.00, while damage to Smith's truck was
estimated at $10,000.00. No charges were listed in the report.


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1 thawed turkey, up to
14 pounds
Be sure the turkey is
completely thawed and
free of excess water. Inject
it with marinade of your
choice. Cover the outside
of the turkey with your
favorite dry rub.
Fill pot with oil to fill line.
Bring oil to 375 400 F.
Place turkey horizontally,
breast up, in bailing basket
Wearing protective gloves,
slowly lower the basket
with the turkey into the oil.
Cook for 3 minutes per
pound, and then add 5 min-
utes to total cooking time.
Turkey may float before
cooking time is complete.
Continue cooking for total
amount of time calculated.
Example: cooking a 14-lb.
turkey:
3 minutes x 14 = 42
42 minutes + 5 = 47
minutes.
When the turkey is done,
turn the appliance OFF
and slowly remove the bas-
ket. Use drain hook on bas-
ket to attach basket to
appliance body. Allow the
turkey to drain and cool
Do not move fryer until oil
has cooled.


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completed her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at St.. Leo University, She
is planning a teaching career. We are so proud of you Donna. From Mom
& Dad, David & Jake, Terry, Johnny, Bobby & Patty.

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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2005


Norris & Johnson
Announce Engagement &

Approaching Marriage


Kade Norris & Asheley Johnson
The parents of Kade Norris and Asheley Johnson proudly
announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their
children.
Kade is the son of Susan and Troy Morgan of Cross City,
Florida and Karon and Debbie Norris of Andalusia, Alabama.
Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sheppard of Cross City,
Florida and Mr. and Mrs. Foy Norris of Andalusia, Alabama.
Asheley is the daughter of David and Gwen Johnson of Old
Town, Florida. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William Earl
Malone and Mrs. Martha Ann Johnson and the late Sonny Johnson
of Cross City, Florida.
The wedding is planned for February 18th, 2006, at 6:00 PM at
the First District Community Center. Reception to follow. No local
invitations are being sent but friends and relatives are invited to
attend.


This side of 60... By Marie Snider
DARE'TO DREAM IN 2006

Last Saturday, I was inspired to write my goals for 2006.
Goals are much like resolutions, so I could say I wrote down my
*New Year's resolutions.
At my age, it's very important that I know what I want to
. accomplish. It's quite different then when I wrote my goals at 20
or even 50. At those ages, it seemed that time would go on
fore\ er. Now, time is more limited.
2 Unfortunately, some of my goals have been on my list for a
long lime. Like "being on time." But, on the other hand, I have
-ccomplished many of my most important goals. Like writing in a
wooded area and having a polite white dog.
After you write your goals, you have to make sure that you
recognize your dreams when they come true.
Writing in a wooded area was a dream of mine at age 20 and
it has been, a dream ever since. I wanted to live in a log cabin in
upstate New York or in Vermont. ,
.But when my dream came true after retirement, it was much
different than I originallN expected. Instead of a log cabin in the
"big woods" m the east, I write in a ranch-style house on three
large wooded lots on the plains. I see nothing but trees from my
office \\ indo%\ and I love my life.
As for the w white dog, I had quantified that goal. I had written
that 1 wanted a polite, white dog by Octoberl994 and Phoebe
didn't come to us until 1997.
But in December1994, a friend of my son from Omaha tried
desperately to give Phoebe to me. Not knowing that Phoebe was
%white or polite. I declined. Fortunately, without knowing about
my goal, my son brought Phoebe to me anyway three years later.
A Woman's Day article "Believe It, Achieve It" says that,
,"Goals are the:road maps to your dreams.
"They give you both a destination and an itinerary. No matter
how big your aspirations, setting goals is the best way to get from
point A to point B and eventually to the finish line.
"With eery goal you accomplish, you're one step closer to
the life you want to lead."
Whatever your age, you should think, about what would make
you most happy. Or in other words, what is your dream?
Then write goals that'match your talents, your energy and
your limitations. Most important of all is to have realistic goals.
But at the same time don't sell yourself short. Write lifetime goals
and short-term goals.
After you've written your goals, don't just sit back and wait
for things to happen. Take "bites out of the elephant" every day
and you'll be surprised how quickly you can make your dream.
come true.
So what do you want to accomplish in 2006 write your
memoirs, plant a small flower garden, sort your boxes and get rid
of things? Or do you want something new to come into your life -
a tiny lap puppy, a new friend, a new hobby. Remember time is
slipping away. Enjoy your life while you can.
DARE TO DREAM IN 2006!
Copyright 2005 Marie Snider
Marie Snider is an award-winning healthcare writer and
syndicated columnist. Write Marie Snider at thisside60@aol.com
or visit her website at www.visit-snider.com



Congratulations


Pictured L-R: Judson Dey, Blake Apodaca, Zechary Browning,
Chaeli Norwood.
Mr. Taylor would like to congratulate his students on passing to
the next belt level.

Behold The Tabernacle Of God
Rev 21:3
"David and Goliath"
Continued from last week. I the Day of the Lord, say In verse 12
David is mentioned for the first time in this chapter. He had returned from
playing the harp for Saul, and was feeding his fathers sheep. Praise God,
this David company, tho still in its minority, has something to feed the
sheep. Goliath drew near and challenged Israel for forty days. Now forty is
the number denoting a time of trial and testing. God had given Israel a full
trial and found them lacking in the ability to answer this challenge.
I the Day of the Lord, say Then the father, in the fullness of time, told
David to take some bread, corn and cheese and "run" to the camp. Now I
wondered why Jesse waited until the last minute and then had David to
run. Why didn't he start him out a couple days early, and just let him take
his time. Beloved, there is to be a quick work done in these last days. It
seems like we are making no progress at all. We wonder why this is all
taking so long. And then suddenly we will hear the Father's voice telling
us to "run".
I the Day of the Lord, say "Notice that he left early in the morning". It
was the dawning of a new day, a very significant day in the life of David.
The sheep were left behind. Not all of the "come-outers" will be ready to
move in that glorious David-company in that hour. Some will have to be
left behind. Some enjoy the blessings of this freedom, but they will just
not come to maturity. So in the hour when the Overcomer rises up, they
will be left in the wilderness.
I the Day of the Lord, say David had received the Kingly anointing,
and he recognized no other power, -no other authority but God's. And
when he heard the giant defying God and saw Israel running in fear,
something rose up within him against this thing. He refused to accept this
situation as inevitable. He refused to live under the heel of Goliath. He
demanded either freedom or death.
I the Day of the Lord, say Let others settle for a compromise of fear,
hoping to just hold on to this last little mountain behind the hedge, trying
to hang on just a little longer until Jesus comes and raptures them away
beyond the blue. Let others dream about a "man sign in the sky" while
they close their ears to the screaming torment of the millions of earth's
lost. Thore are those who have received a Kingly anointing, and they will
not settle for anything less than total victory.
I the Day of the Lord, say They will not rest until the last enemy has
been put under foot and Satan is bound and in the pit. They are those who
will 'overcome and sit on David's throne at last. Continued next week.


Blushing Apples
Prep Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 30 min.
2 pkg. 14-serving size
each) Jell-OE Brand
cranberry flavor
gelatin
% tsp. ground cinnamon
1 qt. (4 cups) water .
4 medium apples, such
as Granny Smith,
McIntosh or Golden
Delicious
% cup thawed whipped
topping
COMBINE dry gelatin
mix and cinnamon in 3- to
4-qt. saucepan. Add water.
Bring to boil on medium-
high heat, stirring fre-
quently until gelatin is
completely dissolved.
PEEL and core apples.
Add apples to gelatin mix-
ture in saucepan; partially
cover saucepan with lid.
Return to boil. Reduce
heat to medium-low; sim-
mer 10 to 15 min. or just
until apples are tender,
gently turning apples
every 5 min. Remove ap-
ples from liquid; reserve
liquid for another use (see
Note below) or discard.
SERVE apples warm.
Or, cool and store in
tightly covered container
in refrigerator at least 1
hour or overnight. Serve
each'apple topped with 2
Tbsp. of the whipped top-
ping. Garnish with fresh
mint, if desired.
Makes 4 servings, 1
apple each.
Note: After draining the
cooked apples, pour the
cooking liquid evenly into
eight dessert dishes.
Refrigerate at least 4
hours or until set for a
refreshing snack!


Nutrition Information
Per Serving: 100 calories,
2g total fat, 1.5g saturated
fat, 0mg cholesterol, 15mg
sodium. 22g carbohydrate,
2g dietary fiber, 21g sug-
ars, less than Ig protein,
(:Y' : 0%DV vitamin A. 4IDV \i-
tamin C, 01DV calcium,
0)DDV iron.


Central Baptist Church
What an exciting week we had in the Lord this past week.
Wednesday we kicked off our Awana program and it was a
blessing. We are running three classes, "Cubbies", two years
before Kindergarten; "Sparks", Kindergarten to 2nd Grade; and "T
& T", (Truth & Training) 3rd grade to 6th.
It is not to late to get your child into this awesome children's
program. Setting a strong foundation in our youth insures a strong
future for the Church of Jesus Christ and teaches our youth strong
Christian values and morals that will stay with them for a life time.
Bring them this Wednesday and sign them up.
The Awana program will shut down for the Christmas holidays
after this Wed. night and start back up in Jan. If you would like to
find out more about the Awana Program you can check out their
web site at: www.awana.org.
We had a great service Sunday morning as sister Jamie Garrett
led the choir in our Christmas cantata, "Joy In This Place".
Faith Witness Teams will be off until Mon. Feb. 6th. Dinner at
the church at 6pm, witness training at 6:30, and visitation at 7pm.
If you are not a member of a witness team you are encouraged to
sign up for session 5 in Feb. Training sessions are 16 weeks long
and you will learn so much about sharing your faith.
Coming Saturday Dec. 17th at 6pm will be the singing group,
"The Telestrials". This group hails from Hendersonville Tenn. The
group got it's start back in the early 60's and has been serving the
Lord in song since. They got their first recording contract in 1964.
Their single, "Jesus Be A Fence" is being played on major Gospel
radio stations such as Tenn.; WV.; LA.; Al.; NC.; and many more.
The group has been nominated for the "Dove Award" several
times. They record with, "New Wine Records." Their latest release
is, "God Knows."
Come join us this Saturday @ 6pm for some great praise the
Lord music as we lift our Lord Jesus up in song. Admission is free
and a love offering will be taken for the group.


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In Loving Memory Of


Obituaries


Marvin Gainey
Mr. Marvin Gainey of Harrison, Michigan passed away
Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at the Arbor Hospice Residence.
He was 66 years old and a veteran of the US Air Force. He was
born in Cross City, FL:
He is survived by four children, Keith (Dana) Gainey, Kevin
(Elena) Gainey, Kellie (Ken) Davis and Dale (Kristi) Gainey; 9
grandchildren, Kory, Travis, Taylor, Troy, Yulia, Brianna, Keegan,
William and Natalie; sister, Cozen Ridgeway of Fanning Springs;
brother, Sidney Gainey of Cross City. He is preceded in death by
his parents, John Martin and Florence Gainey; brothers, Albert
Gainey, John Martin Gainey, Sylvester Gainey, George Gainey,
Hal Gainey, Vic Weeks and Frank Weeks; sisters, Inez Bennett,
Margie Nash, Eva Lee, Annie Bell McCullen and Gladys
McCulllen.
A Graveside service was held Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at
3:00 PM at New Prospect Cemetery with Rev. Leon Cooper
residing. Burial arrangements have been placed under the care of
the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, FL 352-498-5400.

Wilfred Hansird Hollon
Mr. Wilfred Hansird Hollon of Old Town passed away on
Friday, December-9, 2005 at the VA Hospital in Gainesville. He
was 79 years old and a 27 year veteran of the U.S. Army where he
served as a Command Sergeant Major.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Hollon of Old Town;
daughter, Bonnie Bosse of Irmo, South Carolina; sons, Harry
Hollon of Oviedo, FL, Billy Hollon of Troy, Alabama and Bruce
Hollon of Old Town, FL; brother, J.L Hollon of Lakeland, FL;
sister, Virginia Brown of Winter Garden, FL; 9 grandchildren, 5
great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchildren.
Arrangements have. been placed under to care of the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home in Cross City, Florida, 352-498-5400.


Christian Books on

Library Shelves
Looking for something to read over the holidays? Three Rivers
Regional Library. System works with the Dixie County Public
Library to bring a variety of faith-based fiction and non-fiction
titles on a regular basis.
Some of the most popular authors of Christian fiction can be
found, including Robin Lee Hatcher, Lauraine Snelling, Catherine
Palmer, Karen Kingsbury, Kristin Hannah, Jack Canfield, Jerry B.
Jenkins, Tim LaHaye, Gary Smalley, Dr. James Dobson and many
more.
Stop by your local public library to find out what's new on the
library shelves.


The Word Made

Flesh
"Heaven and Hell"
Continued from last week. I, the
,son of man, say It is also, from
'order, that between the heaven and
the hells, there is an equilibrium, in
which man is in the world and in
which he is led, if by the Lord, to
heaven, if by himself, to hell; for it
is a law of order, that man shall act
what he acts from freedom
according to reason. Since so
: many myriads of myriads of men,
since the creation of the world,
have poured in both to heaven and
hell, and are perpetually pouring in
like streams, and every individual
is of a dissimilar genius and love,
it would have been impossible for
them to have been consociated
together into one unless God was
one, who is life itself, which life is
wisdom itself and love itself, and
thence order itself. I, the son of
man, say Spirits are affections,
which are of love, and thus, also,
thought; spirits of heaven
affections of the love of good, and
spirits, of hell affections of the
love of evil: the good. affections,
which are angels, dwell on an orb
which is called heaven, and the
evil affections, which are spirits of
hell, dwell at a depth beneath
them: the orb is one, but divided as
into expanses, one below another;
the expanses are six; in the highest
Sdwell the angels of the third
heaven, and beneath them the
0 angels of the second heaven, and
beneath these angels of the first: I,
the son of man, say below these
latter dwell the spirits of the first
hell, beneath them the spirits of the
second hell, and beneath these the
spirits of the third; all things are so
arranged in order, that the evil
affections, which are spirits of hell
are held in bonds by the good
affections, which are angels of
heaven; the spirits of the lost
hell by the angels of the highest
heaven, the spirits of the middle
hell by the angels of the middle
heaven and the spirits of the first
hell by angels of the first heaven;
from such opposition the affections
are held in equilibrium, as in the
scale of a balance. Such heavens
and such hells are innumerable.
distinguished into companies and
societies according to the genera
and species of all affections, and
these latter are in order and in
connection according to their
affinities nearer and more remote.
as it is in the heavens, so in the
hells. I, the son of man, say This
order and this connection of
affections is known to the Lord
alone, and the orderly arrangement
of so many various affections.
answering to the number of men
who have been from the first
creation, and who shall be
hereafter, is of infinite wisdom.
and at the same lime of infinite
power. I, the son of man, say Thati
the divine power is infinite. or that
it is omnipotent, is very nmanitfe.i
from this circumstance in the olher
world, that neither the angel, of
heaven nor the devils of hell ha'c
the least portion of power from
themselves, if they hid the least
portion heaven would fall to
pieces, hell would become a chaos.
and every man would perish %ith
them. Love you. Continued next
week.


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Kendall Waller
April 27, 1971 December 17, 2003
It's been two years since you left us, but the pain seems worse
with each passing day. A mother should not have to lose a child;
the pain is horrible to bear. You're always in our minds and hearts.
We love you and miss you,
Mama, Renee, Charlie, Mike and Jake

Faith Baptist Church News
Christmas is such a special time of year. We are just so excited
over the festivities of the season. Sunday night will be our
Christmas Program and a very special play about a birthday party
for Jesus. Come out and join us and receive a special blessing.
Our services Sunday were special as usual. We had one join by
transfer Sunday morning and 5 more joined Sunday night. Three
came for salvation and 2 by transfer. We want to welcome them all
and thank God for sending them our way. God just continues to
bless here at Faith and we are so thankful for that.
As always, we want to let our visitors know that we are so glad
to have them and what a blessing they are to us. We pray that you
received a blessing as well and that our people made you feel
welcome and loved. If you are looking for a church home, we
invite you to share ours and if you're just passing through, we
invite you back anytime. Faith is really growing and we'd love for
you to grow with us.
Pray for someone less fortunate this week and remember the
ones on our prayer list. Invite a friend, co-worker or neighbor that
doesn't have a church home to come to Sunday school and Church
with you. We have classes for all and excellent teachers. Come out
and give it a try. We are sure you will enjoy, it and receive a
blessing. Until we meet again, we love you and are praying for
you.

New Prospect Baptist News
What a great day we had Sunday! After a most inspiring time
of singing and preaching Sunday morning, we retired to the church
annex for our annual Christmas Dinner, where there was more than
enough tantalizing food to accommodate everyone in attendance.
Sunday evening, our children presented their annual Christmas
program, a very impressive display of acting talent and singing
ability by all participants! We really appreciate our children's
enthusiasm, and we also appreciate all the adults who gave of their
time and energy in working with the children to bring this program.
to fruition.
On Monday evening, the Women's Ministry held their monthly
meeting at the home of Aimee St. Laurent, and the Pastor/Deacons
met at Brannin's Camp. We will have our monthly Business
Meeting at the church immediately after Prayer Meeting
Wednesday evening. On Christmas Day, we will have morning
services at the church, but evening services are not scheduled.
We had visitors again Sunday, and it is our hope that you will
return and bring others with you; we invite everyone to come and
fellowship with us! As Christmas speedily approaches, we
encourage everyone to be in prayer for the needs of our fellow-
man, remembering the "Reason for the season," and what He
would have us do. Have a good week, and may God bless and
keep you safe.


Agape' Christian Center
River Road -- 66 SW 949th Old Town
"Where You Are Known By Your Love"
Sunday Worship 10A & 6P & Children's Church 10:30A
Mon. 7:OOP Bible Study 'Wed. 7:00P Mid-Week Service
Spanish Worship Service Sun. 2PM
Pastor J. D. Clark (352)210-0105

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

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

Cross City Church of Christ
5237 52 NE 147th St. (McArthur St.)
Sunday
Bible Study 10:OOA
Morning Worship 11:00A
Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7P
Minister Bill Ross (352) 339-5864

Cross City Church of God
Kenneth Street Cross City
Pro.:3aming Trie Full Gospel For All People"
Sunrd3y School I10A- Morning Worship 11 A
Children's Church 11hA Evening Worship 6:30P
vedrnescay Family Training Hour Adult & Teen Ministry,
Boy's Brigade & Girl's Club 7:30P.
Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivev, Pastor (352) 498-3280
Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Church
100 Psar.er Sitra Cro Ci,
In the heart of Dixie Co., with Dixie Co. at heart!
Sunday School 10A* Morning Worship 11A
Children's Church Ages 3-11
Sun. Evening 6P (Youthquake, ages 12-18)
Wed. Family Night -7:30P Missionette's & Boy's Club
Pastor Paul & Louise Tyson (352) 498-0736

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

First Assembly of God
Hwy. 351 & Camp Two Rd. Cross City
Sunday School 10A* Morning Worship 11A
Sunday Children's Church 11A
Sunday Evening -7P Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Nursery Provided
Pastor Marvin & Janice Parsley 6 352) 498-3366


First Baptist Church of Cross City
US 19 Cross City
I hawe comme that ey mayhave life, and havy trore abundandy. John law
S' Sunday School 9:30A Morning Worship 10:45A
Evening Worship 7P
Wed. GA's & RA's 6P Youth 7P
Adult Bible Study & Parayer 7P Choir 8P
Pastor Mike Brown (352) 498-5107
First Baptist Church of Old Town
"Welcome To God's House Won't You Come On In"
Sunday School 9:45A* Morning Worship 11 A
Evening Worship 6P
Wednesday Bible Study 7P
Knock & the door will open, seek & you will find, ask &
you will be given life eternal.
Pastor Royce Hanshew (352) 542-7050

First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee
Riverside Drive Steinhatchee
'Lighthouse On The Gulf'
Sunday School -10A* Morning Worship 11A
IEvening Worship 6P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P
Awana-6:30P
Pastor Leon Holden (352) 498-2108

[First Baptist Church of Horseshoe Beach
i Vhere God's Word Is Changing Lives"

S Bble 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
SSunrdy Schocil 9:45A, Morning Worship 11IA
Wednesday Adult Choir 7:30P
T Rev. Howard Grimmenga, Pastor (352) 498-3420
Holy Cross Catholic Church
US 19 South of Cross City

CHURCH MASS Sunday 11:30A
BINGO Every Tuesday doors Open at 10:30A,
Games Begin At 11:OOA
Father Joseph Maniangat, Pastor* (352)498-5671
Lydia Baptist Church
2 Miles West of Cross City on US 19
'A Church You Can Call Home"
Sunday Morning Prayer 9:15A, Sunday School -
9:45, MorningWorship 11A, Evening Worship 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
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Sunday School 9:45A, Worship Service 11 A
Church Training 6P, Evening Worship 7P
Women's Prayer Group 3rd Tues. -10A
Wed. Prayer Meeting 7P, Brotherhood/WMU -1 st Wed. 7P
Danny Rogers, Pastor (352) 542-2207


New Prospect Baptist Church
US 19 Between Cross City & Old Town
Jesus Is TheAnswer For Your Life
Sunday School 10A,. Morning Worship 11 A
Children's Church 11A, Evening Worship 7P
Wednesday Evening 7P
Pastor, Billy Robson (352) 498-3711
Old Town United Methodist Church
US 19 Old Town
'Come Let Us Worship & Adore Him"
Sunday Worship 9:30A
Church School- 11 A
Wednesday Choir Practice 7P
Pastor, Rev. Carl Ralnear (352) 542-7954

PRAISE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Chavous Rd. Cross City, FL
Service Times:
Sunday 10:30 A.M. & 7:00 P.M.
Children's Church For All Ages
Wednesday 7:00 P.M.
Cecil Hysmith, Pastor (352) 498-3178

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

Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Cross City

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

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 Corbin (352) 498-5837

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Abundant Life & Living
By Lucille Stockton
Proverbs 16:16 (kjv) Better is a
little with fear of the Lord than
great treasure and trouble.

Abundant life in Christ has very
little to do with material
abundance. Material abundance
can't compare in no way to the _
abundant lifestyle given to us by
God. Many are wealthy; have
much in money, resources,- assets
and everything they need or want
materially, and yet are very unhappy. When people are unhappy
they lose their'zest for living, sometime they become physically
ill, Also it can create unkind actions with family, friends and
neighbors. Although we all appreciates the comforts of natural
resources, they can't compare to the rich, free, loving abundant
lifestyle enjoyed in Christ. The inner peace and love permeates
every aspect of ones daily living. It's happiness, joy and
contentment enhances health and life that radiates to others.
Thank God for Jesus; that made it possible for us to have life
more abundantly. The Christ life develops enthusiasm to live,
love, and share your wonderful life. What we are on the inside
shows on the outside. If we are happy or sad it shows. Be
happy. "Love Life And Live It"

Providence Ministries Presents

"Watch Night"
Providence Ministries at Otter Springs RV Resort will present
"Watch Night" on Saturday, December 31st at 6 pm. This will
also be Open Mic Night and a covered dish dinner.
If you or your group would like to participate in our music
program or if you need directions, please call Trish at 352-463-
0800 or 1-800-88-9107.
Please note: this event will replace our regular fellowship
dinner on the 1st Saturday of January 2006.


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Way To Go Korey!


On big buck wasn't enough for Korey, he killed these two bucks in one
day in the Ray Sawmill Hunting Club. Better luck next time Dad, Bo, &
G-man!
Congratulations, Colton!


Colton Davis killed this nice 6-point on December 3"' while hunting with
his Dad. Congratulations, Colton!.

Women In The Outdoors Guided
Airboat Fishing Trip
The National Wild Turkey Federation will be hosting a Women
in the Outdoors guided airboat fishing trip. The event will take
place February 1 t and 18"'. 200.6. This will be held at the Shired
Island Counts Park. Registration fee is $35 00 and includes a one-
year membership in the WITO (Women in the Outdoors), a one-
year subscription to the "Women in the Outdoors" magazine,
dinner at the social, and breakfast and lunch at the event.
The social event will be held Friday night at 6:00 P.M. and will
include a dinner, a silent auction, raffles and games. The social
event will be for the ladies and their families. The families' dinner
will be $10.00 for 10 year olds and up, including husbands.
On Saturday morning the 18th, for ladies only, there will be
breakfast and lunch, a great day of fishing on the Gulf of Mexico
and riding on an airboat. Ladies 14-17 years old must be with a
parent or guardian.
The WITO is a fast growing non-profit conservation
organization and a part of the National Wild Turkey Federation.
The WITO program's mission is to provide hands on, educational
outdoor opportunities for women. Participants are highly
encouraged to pre-register but will be allowed to register on site if
spaces are available. We ask if you will if you will please register
by January 31, 2006. This way we will know for sure how many
boats will be needed.
For more information and registration forms please contact
Marie Hunt, Event Coordinator at (352) 542-7917 or (352) 578-
4042. This will be a great event to be had by all that attend so
come be a part of this and the Women in the Outdoors.
If you are looking for that special Christmas gift, for that lady
that has it all, or that would like to have a fun day of fishing, this
would be that gift.
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In The
Dixie County Advocate
Your Hometown News Source


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Taylor Residents Unite to Protest:
For Democracy in Their County, Their Right to Vote and To Make Their
Voices Heard, Their Shabby Treatment by the County Commission
Again.......and this time, Santa will arrive bearing gifts of chunks of coal
and old cold biscuits for the Commissioners

By Diane Whitfield, Joy Towels Ezell, Janice Blair Jackson & Erika Hall
A protesting crowd will again greet the Taylor County Board of Commissioners Tuesday evening in Perry where many residents are angry
at the shabby treatment being given to them, most lately concerning the County Commission's continuing refusal to allow the citizens to vote on
the proposed coal-fired power plant issue.
Santa will arrive and bring each of the Taylor County Commissioners' the gifts that they truly deserve from the people old chunks of
coal and old cold biscuits. Santa and his elves will be carrying signs: "All Santa wants for Christmas is a VOTE".
For months, Taylor County residents have reported being treated as "second class citizens" by their elected representatives on the issue of
the proposed North Florida Power Project, aka the North Florida Pollution Project. Taylor County citizens have vowed to stop an 800-megawatt
coal-fired power plant proposed for Taylor County. Citizens from surrounding counties will also be present to protest in front of the County
Administration Building and to march around the courthouse in support of Taylor County residents' demands to be treated with respect by the
Taylor County Commission and to have a voice in the proposed coal-fired power plant. Citizens are still shocked and dismayed by the fact that
their Board of County Commissioners never heard a presentation from the power group or citizens before voting to invite a coal-fired power
plant to locate in Taylor County solely upon the advice of Rick Breer, Development Authority Director. The commissioners still have not
addressed the health or environmental impact of bringing a coal burning power plant to this rural community. Citizens have repeatedly
expressed concern that their input was not sought prior to this decision. Some questioned the scheduling of the only public meeting to coincide
with the announcement of the 'intent to purchase' the proposed power plant property, rather than BEFORE the decision to pursue the coal plant.
Citizens are appalled by the fact that the Development Authority has pursued coal-fired power plants for the past twenty-five years,
neglecting promotion of clean industries such as tourism. (Taylor County has the longest coastline of any county in Florida and is part of the
"Nature Coast.")
"Our County Commissioners showed poor leadership by supporting a coal-fired power plant for Taylor County. They did not consider the
negative impact a coal plant will have on children's health and general quality of life. They listened solely to the Development Authority, its'
Director, and local business owners who will benefit quickly and directly from construction and plant jobs, and are not thinking of the long-term
terrible effects this will have on everyone's health. They have steadfastly refused to listen to science on this issue." said Diane Whitfield. "This
community needs a vision addressing more than limited jobs in a polluting industry. Our commissioners must become accountable to the
people who elected them. They could display good character by reversing this bad decision and leading us in developing a vision for our town
that includes a healthy future."
"I am deeply concerned about the serious health problems caused by coal-fired power plants. A plant of this magnitude would prove
detrimental not only to Taylor County, but also to Madison, Wakulla, Jefferson, Dixie, Lafayette, and to Leon County residents. We don't need
any more pollution, said Gale Dickert. "We appreciate the leadership role Tallahassee City Commissioner Allan Katz has taken on this issue
in promoting truth and fairness."
"I would not vote for this plant if it were in Leon County," said Katz during a Tallahassee City Commission meeting in July. "I think that
for me, there are certain points along the way when you look up and say, 'I can't do this because it's not right.'"
In September, the coal plant project announced that it had signed an "intent to purchase" land owned by Foley Timber and Land Company
and Buckeye, Florida L., not an "option to buy". Thus far, the North Florida Pollution Project and the Taylor County Commission have been
attempting to hide secrets even as to what kind of power plant the NFPP has proposed to build. Citizens are still attempting to learn the truth
about the NFPP's real plans to pollute Taylor County.
The Jacksonville Electric Authority is one of the power consortium partners, along with Reedy Creek (Disney World), and the City of
Tallahassee Utilities Department. JEA powers 26 schools and city hall in Jacksonville with solar power, yet wants to participate in a polluting
coal-burner in our county.
Mercury levels at two JEA plants are the highest in Florida, emitting 599 pounds of the toxin in 2003. TRUE members continue to point
out that there is no such thing as "clean coal.
Inside the meeting, Santa's elves will be holding Mickey Mouse shaped fans which say: "Disney gets the power, our kids get asthma" and
"Disney gets the power, we get the pollution",
Janice Blair Jackson questioned the real reasons for the Development Authority's actions. "Why should Taylor County citizens agree to
give the coal plant millions of gallons of water for free per day? It is my belief we should not allow 5 Commissioners to decide the fate and
future for 19,000 residents for the next fifty years. Taylor County citizens should be allowed to make their own decision. A vote/referendum
should be the deciding factor on locating a power plant here; this should be a decision made by all the people, for all the people.
"This is by no means representation of the people, and it in no way seeks to provide for public interest, public safety or public welfare.
This is about personal agendas and ignorance on the parts of those who claim to be our leaders", declared TRUE member Erika Hall. "I can not
wrap my mind around the fact that these people [our representatives] fail to see that clean & green energy is a viable solution. Global warming
is a fact and its effects are well proven here at Hagen's Cove."
Hall continued "We already have local water issues, not to mention that South Florida is knocking on our door, hoping to siphon away our
fresh water. And what about tourism and recreational fishing? Does anyone honestly think that people from out of town and out of state are
going to continue to come here when our fish, scallops, and other sea- and wildlife is poisoned to the point that it can cause developmental birth
defects? More likely, dirty industry will kill ecotourism and anything positive we have going for us. I think the residents of Taylor County,
once they know the whole truth and realize the scam being pulled on them, will fight long and hard to prevent this from coming to pass".
"'They get the power, we get the pollution' is another dirty trick being played on Taylor County", Joy Towles Ezell, member of TRUE
stated. "We have to re-establish!the fact that citizens, not the elected officials by themselves, should have a voice in making decisions that will
affect the people for generanon. to come. We should have a voice, we should be heard, and our comments should be reflected in the
Commission meeting minutes and again, we shouldn't be relegated"to speaking.AFTER THE MEETING





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Buddy Martin's

Weekly Sports Commentary
(EDITOR S NOTE: Buddy Martin was in New York last week, just in
case Reggie Bush needed help carrying home his Heisman Trophy.
Although Buddy didn t have time to write his regular
column, here is a collection of quotes about Bush,
followed by a recent column written by Buddy on
another sport (??) -- yoga.)
Brian Burwell St. Louis Post Dispatch
Every time you see Reggie Bush play, you realize that
his gaudy numbers matter a lot less than his uncanny
athletic genius. Football is a game of contact and
hostile collisions, yet Bush is that rare football soloist
who turns the violent train wreck into a jazzy artistic
improvisation. Everything the dazzling Southern
California tailback does is full of pure physical
excitement and jaw-dropping freedom of expression.
He pirouettes like some lithe dancer, leaps like a world-
class hurdler, and takes the stylish space-seeking avoidance skills
of Allen Iverson and Earl Monroe from the hardwood to the football
turf.
KIRK BOHLS. Austin Statesman-American
Reggie Bush gets my Heisman vote: Here s why
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
It is with considerable anguish and more than a little discomfort that
the top line of my 2005 Heisman Trophy ballot began with a name
other than Vince Young.
I m sad to report that I penciled in Reggie Bush.
For Longhorn fans, let me point out that is not the same as writing
in Saddam Hussein or, even worse, Brian Bosworth.
My ballot read Bush-Young-Matt Leinart. Those three could easily
be interchanged in any order without fear of embarrassment. All
three are Heisman-worthy.
But the meticulous Heisman folks frown upon ties and insist that
just one name appear on the top line, and I went with Bush. In my
opinion, the Southern California scoring machine will pry the trophy
away from the equally deserving Young for one reason:
Performance down the stretch.
Bud Withers. Seattle Times
To put it quite simply, Bush is the best Pac-10 player ever
Of course, what Bush does can t be quantified in a calculator. He
freezes linebackers, dekes safeties and renders cornerbacks
irrelevant. He s a Ferrari on a two-lane mountain road.
Bob Matthews, Rochester (New York) Democrat and
Chronic
There is no disputing this Bush vote
(December 6, 2005) Filling out my Heisman Trophy ballot was a
snap: First Reggie Bush, Southern California running back/
acrobat/sprinter._Second Vince Young, Texas quarterback.
Third Matt Leinart, USC quarterback._Bush is the best running
back and most exciting player I ve ever seen in college football. I
believe USC is the all-time best offensive team, and he s the main
reason.
Young would have won the Heisman in almost any other year. He
improved his passing this season to become the double-threat
quarterback of an undefeated team.
Chicago Tribune Mike Downey
I voted for USC s Reggie Bush for the Heisman Trophy, which
makes ia one of the few times anybody in Illinois or California has
voted for a Bush .
BOB: RYAN, Boston Glob ..
Yes, I m a Heisman voter, and yes, I regret my vote at-least 50
percent oi the lime Exhibit A: 2004, when I knew Reggie Bush was
the best player, and I voted for Matt Leinart, anyway. The problem
was that Pete Carroll was using Reggie as the 65 Havlicek,
bringing him off the bench, as it were. I went with the starter, the
guy witn the numbers. This year Reggie is the 91 Jordan, and he


cannot be stopped. Has there ever been a greater Heisman
statement than 513 all-purpose yards against a good foe? That
would be a no. Reggie ought to be unanimous.
MARK BLAUDSCHUN. Boston Globe
Reggie Bush will win the 2005 Heisman. Why? Because he is the
best player in college football this season and, barring an injury,
could be the best player in the NFL next season
and yes, we know he has eligibility left.
People are mentioning Bush and Gale Sayers in
the same sentence. No one is mentioning Vince
Young with even Steve Young yet. Bush will win
because his wow" factor is off the charts.
Anyone who saw him play against Notre Dame
or Fresno State will attest to that. Neither Young
nor last year s Heisman recipient, USC QB Matt
Leinart, comes close in that category.
DAN SHAUGHNESSY Boston Globe -Bush.
Hands down. Arm-stretched out. Bush was a
strong contender last year, but lost out to
teammate Matt Leinart. The USC quarterback
did nothing to lose his grip on the award this
season, but the all-purpose (and we mean all-purpose) back was
simply spectacular. The night game against Fresno State when he
went for more than, 500 all-purpose yards sealed the deal. Texas
quarterback Vince Young perhaps was in the running until his
average game after Thanksgiving against Texas A&M. Bush was
simply the most electric player in college football. There s a reason
folks are calling him the new Gale Sayers.
Buddy Martin. Charlotte Sun
As it should be: USC vs. Texas
OK, so now it s settled.
Reggie Bush wins the Heisman Troph
As a Heisman voter, I held out until Saturday because I really
thought Vince Young was the best player when the season started
and he did very little to lose that distinction. Young was yanked five
minutes into the third period while Texas was in the process of
romping over Colorado, 70-3.
But I have to give it up for the player his USC teammates call "The
President." Bush is such a remarkable football player that he can
take over a game like Magic Johnson did in the NBA.
Its not just Bush s speed or elusive running style that drives
opposing tacklers crazy. He s also powerful and tough to bring
down. I d almost swear I saw him leap through the air in the first
quarter, as if he were flying.
Steve Sipple. Husker Extra
What a wonderful Saturday.
So much football, so much time (with Huskers not playing).
Thoughts to ponder:
John Mabry, Curt McKeever, Brian Rosenthal and myself have
Heisman votes. Is there any doubt here? Or is Reggie Bush the
clear choice? Unless someone talks me out of it, it II be 1. Reggie
Bush; 2. Vince Young; 3. Matt Leinart.
The SPORTING NEWS Tom Deinart:
My Heisman ballot is in the mail with Reggie Bush at No. 1
December 5, 2005
Well, I did it: I sent in my Heisman vote this morning to Deloitte &
Touche to tabulate for the Downtown Athletic Club: And, really, it
was a pretty simple decision.
With ballot No. 0200,1 voted for USC running back Reggie Bush.
Thats no knock on-Vince Young. He just happens to be going
head-to-head with the most exciting and dynamic player in the sport
since Michael Vick in 1999. And Bush s cause is augmented by the
fact he plays for a team on the brink of history. As the adage goes:
timing is everything in life -- and Young s Is horrible.
Peyton:Manning can sympathize. .
Tony Bamhart. Atlanta Journal-Constitution
He s a once-in-a-generation type back. He can bring you out of
your seat. Chadie Weis talked about that after the Notre Dame
game. I felt that way with Herschel Walker.


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Teams


Ranger Boys: Shea Eldridge-3, Brett Sullivan-4, Chris Blacketer-5, Jayson Dillon-10, Kyle Skelly-11, Lee
Goodson-12, Nathan Singleton-13, Wayne Shreve-14, Stephen Godbolt-15, John Lubin-20, Markell Harris-
23, Ryan Tompkins-32, Coach John Thomas.


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Tides for the Coast of Dixie County


Dec 9 Jan 5, 2006


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2006 Ranger Basketball Schedule

Jan. 5 Lake Butler Girls 5:30pm-Boys 6pm HOME
Jan. 6 Mayo Girls 5pm Boys 6pm HOME
Jan. 10 Williston Girls 5pm Boys 6pm HOME
Jan. 17 Chiefland Girls 5pm Boys 6 pm Away
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DCHS 2005-2006

Basketball Schedule
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12,15'05 H Taylor Co. 5:00 6:00
12/16.'05 A New berry 5:30 7.00
12 16-12,19 A Boys Tournament in Tallahassee TBA
01,03,06 A Bronson 4:30 6.00 7:30
01/05.06 H Bell 3:30 6:30 5:00 8:00
01/06.06 A Trenton 3:30 6:30 5:00 8:00
01,10'06 A PK Yonge 3:30 6:30 5:00 8:00
(11/13/06 A Chieflarid 3:30 6:30 5:00 8:00
01/17,/06 H Williston 3:30 6:30 5:00 8:00
01/20.06 A Santa Fe 6:00 7:30
01 '24.06 A Columbia 5:30 7:00
01/24,06 H Nem berry 6:00 7:30
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01/31/06 A Bell 6:00 7:30
102/03/0)6 H Trenton : 6:00 7:30
02/07-02/11 Boys District Tournament @ Ft. White TBA
02/15-19 A Boys District Tournament @ Dunnellon TBA


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Jessica Simpson has hired the same attorney Jennifer Aniston
used in her divorce from Brad Pitt.
Scotts Miracle Gro has told their employees to stop smoking or
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down.
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood tied the knot last Saturday
in Oklahoma.
Chris Rock won't be back next year as host of the Oscars.
Producer Gil Cates promises to announce who will be the host
within the next three weeks.
Michael Jackson has defaulted on a loan for the second time
and if he doesn't come up with $270 million by December 20th,
he'll lose the Neverland Ranch!
Model & actress Jenny Shimizu claims she has been Angelina
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An actor who once played an aspiring mobster on "The
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A new study from the University of Michigan shows that men
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Honking geese are replacing man's best friend as the new
watchdogs of the future. Pet owners in Queensland, Australia, are
snapping up the feathery guards as protection against burglars. And
the fierce birds are proving to be the bane of would-be thieves.
"They're certainly very good watchdogs," said goose breeder Bob
Whitehouse. "They can leave a nasty bite and have serration on the
top and bottom of their mandible." The long-necked geese also
cost less .to feed than Fido since they live on corn and wheat. (Sun)
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No one in the family really thought it strange w% hen people
started paying attention to her. She did, after all, have a terrific
personality. She was warm, friendly and very loving. Those
were the traits that endeared her to the rest of the family to begin
with. So no big surprise that the same charming personality was
suddenly wooing millions of others.
And she was. She was an instant hit! Yesterday she was
not much more than just an idle but important part of the family,
today, she was getting requests for everything from photo shoots
to television appearances to, well, now a book! Yeah, a book!
Someone thought that she could be a good author. And even if
she didn't have a flair for writing, well, not to worry, a lot of
stars weren't writers. They could find a good ghostwriter.
Hmmm .... wonder where you find one of those?
She was the youngest and smallest of the clan, both her
direct family and her extended family. But that didn't seem to be
much of a deterrent. The fact that she had a very limited
command of the language didn't seem to bother the budding star,
the promoters, or her adoring public either. Neither did the fact
that she was only four years old. None of that seemed to matter
one tiny bit, really.
There were the inevitable invitations to the Today show and
Good Morning America. What upcoming star can resist a
morning with Katie Couric or Charlie Gibson? Then there was
the Tonight Show and Jay Leno. Followed by numerous articles
in USA Today, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.
It seemed like it would never end.
People started writing and asking for everything from her
advice on personal matters to world politics. You probably think
I'm kidding about that last one, but I'm not. More than 260,000
letters were received, and nearly 12 percent asked for her views
on world politics.
It was getting so bad, of course, that the family couldn't
handle her schedule on their own any more. After all, they had
their own lives and their own schedules and jobs. And what they
did was fairly demanding too. So keeping up with a new
national personality in the family, especially one so young, who
needed so much constant attention, was really more than they
could handle on their own. Needless to say, soon she had a


private secretary, a booking agent, a press agent, a publicist, her
own literary agent and publisher.
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of that really surprised her family very much, they knew she was
special. What did surprise them is when she started making
more money than the rest of the family combined. Yeah!,. She
made more money than our country's president, first lady, and
vice-president combined. And why would I mention that? Well,
because I have been talking-about a resident of the White-House.
At least she was for a while. While her owners were there
anyway.
It's a Little Known Fact that Millie the dog, loving pet of
President and First lady, George and Barbara Bush, made more
than four times more money while in the White House than
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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2005


OTES Inducts New Beta Club Members


Picture front row L-R Guy Crawford, Buddy Howell, Paige Cumbest, second row Caleb Currie, Jordan
Barden, Cheyenne Stemple, Lania Moyer, John Arnold Sponsor, Sonny Wadsworth-Principal, Dakota
Hunt, Levi Carpenter, Megan Suggs


Old Town Elementary School witnessed the
induction of eleven, new members into the
Junior Beta Club for the 2005-06 school year.
The National Junior Beta Club is an
organization which recognizes scholastic, and
character excellence of student in grades 5-9.
The objective of the Junior Beta Club is to
regard scholarship, leadership, ,and service
achievements among members of Old Town
Elementary School's Student Body.
Students become eligible for Junior Beta
Club membership by maintaining a "B" average
or better, in all subject areas. These students
must also exhibit worthy character, good


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Guy Crawford, Jr., Jordan Barden, Buddy D.
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saying they would wear the Junior Beta Emblem
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Congratulations!


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friends and
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Dear Vetcran,
The holidays remind me of
the sacrifices that you made for
our freedom, I want to thank
you for all you havegiven.

Tonight (Thursday) is our
annual Christmas Dinner. Please
plan on attending. It is at the post
home at 7 PM. Please bring a
covered dish and non-perishables
for the food bank. Enjoy the
comradeship with YOUR area
veterans.
The majority of veterans in
nursing homes do not have a
Christmas Party. A lot don't have
any friends or family. Veterans in
a lot of case are 'Forgotten
People'. We feel it is an honor to
help people who don't have a lot
of family and have trouble taking
care of themselves.
Everyone is so worried about'
being politically correct and not
offending anyone, but Christmas
is not complicated. It rests in the
hearts of people everywhere, all of
the time. Christmas is pure and
simple. We find Christmas every
day in so many ways. Christmas
is love and when we give it, we
get it back.
Christmas is a reminder that
the Child born that first Christmas
was never to young to teach and as
a prayer that we never be too old
to learn.
Our legion and auxiliary
programs are dedicated to veterans
and children. We are continuously
\v.orking them ,.ear around. It just
nmelan: s1o much more during the
holidays. We solicit you kind
support for all our programs
helping the community, state and


nation. Please remember us in
your donations.
The holidays are a time for
family and friends. -Enjoy every
opportunity to spend time with
tem. So often we avoid some of
the get together and miss the
chance to tell everyone that we
love them. If you seize every
chance it may be to late. Our
young men and women serving
our country, in harms way, need
all the love and prayers we can
give them. Remember the
sacrifices they are making for our
FREEDOM.
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY
- Dean Williams. Adjutant




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"Sweet Sixteen"
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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2005


DCREA Fun Day


Thanks to all the residents of the Town of Horseshoe
Beach who helped with repairs to the Christmas lights
and for putting them up throughout the Town.
We appreciate you very much!
Mayor & Council Members
The Phoenicians and Romans made a purple dye from
Murex sea snails. Cloth colored with this dye was more
valuable than gold.


Pictured standing, left to right: Elizabeth Dawson, Mary C. Miller, Jimmie C. Moore, Wilmnonteen Smith,
Marjorie H. Hardman and Lola Moore. Seated: Constance Oliver, Prince B. Oliver and Mary Williams-
Taylor. (Mr. and Mrs. Moore ofDaytona Beach, Florida, are former Dixie County educators.)
Three-hundred twenty-seven years of teaching experience... that is the total number of years
taught by the ten people who attended the DCREA's Fun Day Monday, December 5,2 005.
Mary Williams-Taylor and her husband, Frank, hosted a day of fellowship, food and fun at their
cottage at Fishbone Creek.

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Rosie, Our Daughter, Our
Princess, Our Best Friend,
Our Shining Star...
Sixteen years ago God answered
my prayer for a daughter. We never
dreamed of someone as wonderful as
you. You brighten our days with your
love for life and for us.
Happy 16th Birthday
Love always and forever,
Dad, Mom, Bobby Ray, John,
Rascal & Rebel


Post 383 News
American Legion
Auxiliary Unit 383, Old Town,
(1297 NE 82nd Ave) is
continuing to offer "Christmas
present" ornaments for
donations to a holiday package
for our troops in the Middle
East. Post and Auxiliary
members are invited to attend
the SAL meeting on
Wednesday, December 21st at
6:30PM, when State Dept.
Commander Larry White will
present Squadron 383's
Commander, Dominick
LaRusso, with their charter.
You may be eligible for
membership in the SAL if you
are. the grandfather, father,
husband, brother, son,
grandson, or great-grandson of
one who served in the Armed
Forces of the United States
during eligible periods and
who died in the line of duty
during such service, or who,
having received an Honorable
Discharge, died after such
service.
Post 383's Christmas party
will be on December 23rd,
come raise a glass of cheer!
Our Post offers various
musical entertainments every
weekend, and Karaoke with
Jerry and Terri every Tuesday
from 7-11PM,
We invite all eligible
veterans and their, families to
join, we have an active
Auxiliary Unit, Junior
Auxiliary, and SAL Squadron.
Information on membership
requirements is available by
stopping by the Post or calling
(352) 542-2021.
For God and Country
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"MINUTES"
Continued From
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This has been a big problem and we
need this clarified.
Mr. Lander stated that he had
received a request from Carla Downing
regarding an amendment to Ordinance
No. 04-06 that was requested by the
BCC back on the November 18, 2004
meeting. It is' an amendment to change
the expiration date to December 31,
2030 for the levying of a 1% Small
County Sales Surtax and requested by
the Florida Department of Revenue.
Mr. Lander stated that this has been
done. He presented a paper that he had
printed off the internet regarding this
issue.
Ms. Downing stated that she was
jn.'.' are .f the am-iendment being done;
since all ordir.nnce- and amendments
to ordinance, go through the Clerk of
Court. The Clerk of Court has no
record of this being done.
Mr. Lander came over to Ms.
Downing and proceeded to show her
the .paper he had printed out and stated
that he is saying that it has been done.
Commissioner Valentine requested
that Mr. Lander provide a copy of the
paper he has to the Clerk's Office.
This'will be looked further into by
the Clerk of Court and reported to the
Board di the next meeting.
Mr. Lander left the meeting.
""'JOE HUBERT ALLEN, CLERK
OF CLERK
In the absence of Mr. Allen, Carla
Downing presented the following:
Action Iten: Cynthia U. Bellot,
County Library Manager, submitted a
Budget Amendment request in the
amount of $2,000' for FY ending
September 30, 2006. This reflects a
Literacy Grant from Wal-Mart.
Motion by Commissioner
Driggers, seconded by Commissioner
Lamb and -carried to approve this
amendment.
l eB-Action Iteml: Cash Position for
Payment 'of 11/03/05 Invoices and
transfer of funds presented.
The Board agreed to make the
transfers as requested.
In: formation Item]:
Constitutional Officers Financial
Report for FY ending September 30,
2j05 submitted as follows: Mae
Beville-Supervisor of Elections, Hal
Chewing, Jr.-Property Appraiser, and
Joe Hubert Allen,.Clerk of Court.
'I Information Item:k Notice dated
October 19, 2005 was received from
the: Florida Department of
transportation by certified mail
regarding PENDING CHANGE IN
TRAFFIC REGULATIONS on
portions of the State Highway System
Within Dixie County governmental
entii., The changes affect SR55
iUSIl 2-17) at SR349/CR349
prohibiting a U-Turn (Westbound
Only) The regulaturon4. hall beco:,me
eflecteie upo:,n placement ,:, iIe
;irrplementinr'g tral'c de'.,ce; iF S
b* 1iC41. but no '.'..r,er than 14 d j :
pim thl dae out'efh r tice pur'tUri tc.

tlirirmation hen:d \ cp., .:.l
the letter to Central Flor.da Electric
authorizing permit oion in'raljl p '.' er
ipole on cunurt ) .ienienim right I .'.,
pri \ ard Cemeier, R',,d i NE h'''
Sneetl pre.enied The Board
reque'.sted loe, Lander. C'Ount.,
A'tomcr.. 1to ;ubrmi ihi letter to CFE
ririg the I'' 2' ,'1 nmeetin.
FInforinaionf hen:l FEE MA
Commnnit', Partner Memrandum .)of
A'reerrmeni t ,a, received OUc i.ber -'i.
20u.. from the Su.'annee Rnier %k aur
Nlanj-ement Distrct full', e ccuted
.' 1Cfornation Itemn:\ C-,ntr j
6'eeteer, DCBCC ;nd Floridj
X.epartment of Health for Operanion ..f
ihe D,\ne Count, Health Deparimeri
Contract Year 2ii-S.2O i'i v. a rece, ed
October _4. e2ia c\teduie. b, .all
ppies
SHnformaiion Ihem:1 T ie
Agreement flr SHIP and HHR
Adminisnatiue Ser ,cc bemteen Di'te
Count, and Communit, P-igrarri,
Con llting. Inc ajppir'..ed Jul', '. 2i, i5
ha. been received
I Inllormation hinems:1 The
Agreement between Di',e Counrt, and
the North Ceniral Florida Regenall
Planning Council for NCFRC 10
f'omplete the annual ,erifiiction of
Hazardous \% waste Klanageinen
Practnce. for 20i percent of ilse


County's potential small quantity
generators as is required by Sections
403.7234 and 403.7236, Florida
Statutes and the Agreement between
the County and the North Central
Florida Regional Planning Council for
the 2005-2006 Hazards Analyses
Update have been received, fully
executed.
ARTHUR BELLOT, COUNTY
COORDINATOR
Arthur Bellot presented an email
copy received from Sable Boiling of
the DC Health Department. Ms.
Bolling states that the DCHD is in the
process of replacing 'the X-Ray
equipment that was damaged by
lightning. They plan to upgrade the 16
year old machine and request that the
BCC let them know how to proceed
with the removal and disposal of the
unit which normally would be
considered surplus property. A quote
has been received from a licensed and
insured vendor to remove the unit and
dispose of it properly to avoid any
radiation leaks. That quote is for
$1000 and the value of the equipment
is $500. Does the BCC want this
equipment or do you prefer that we
move forward with this vendor to
remove and dispose of it at no cost to
the county?
The Board agreed to let the vendor
dispose of it and for Arthur to notify
Ms. Boiling.
Mr. Bellot presented BellSouth
Work Order 53N71296N-
FL029H634944 for approval. The
Work Order is for proposed telephone
facilities on right of way CR358 Jena
Road at US 19.
Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Driggers and carried to approve the
work order and to add in the standard
letter that the road is scheduled for
widening in the near future. Carla
Downing is to prepare the letter for Mr.
Bellot to sign.
Arthur informed the Board about a
problem with a bridge in Suwannee.
Curtis Mixon, NRCS, said to go ahead
with the change order and they would
approve it.
Amendment No. 4 to Project
Agreement 69-4209-5-1676,
Emergency Watershed Protection
Program, resulting from Hurricane
Jeanne, between the DC Board of
County Commissioners and the United,
States Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation
Service was presented by Mr. Bellot
for approval. This amendment changes
the completion deadline to November
30,2005.
Motion by Commissioner
Driggers, on behalf of Commissioner
Hays, seconded by Commissioner
Valentine and carried to approve the
amendment for signature by the
Chairman.
Mr. Bellot presented a letter from
the Department of Community Affairs
regarding SB360 and the Growth
Management Act. Amendments to this
includes additional requirements that
local government must address in their
c.:niprehenli, e plan; pcnaningr 1io lie
piO'.li .Cin uof chool-., ran:puortaion.
jnd
capital improeenen r'3 il,-'

r, ulat elr, I-eri -t i,:, i.1 l ,.:-, ernm eni,
itiat aJopi Jn urban or Ice b.ouri jr.,
uiliiriL '. liioninig pruc .:.; Tlhe
purpt. e _; ,i tib le tel i o i no rt' 'n D '. ie
Count., in : hL .le ft .r ia nor-n
c,mpetlli e grrn t i of l" 1 il) Ir.:.m ithe
DC o. help i miphnlenrit tie r,1c.
plar.iri, requiremrnent in SB_,B i" It
accepied. tie count-, nmui cho,-,.e one
1l the three grant opion- identfied b0,
DC A jnd it nuit .e rcuImed b,
Nc.enmbe' I1 2, ii5 Mr Bellt ;t.ied
thai he hal discu4.ed i 'iil 1 ',S ll
Kouon-. North Ceitral Florlda Recioral
Plannirng Council., ajrind reconniieri,rd
ihnlt the cjpil inipro.emeniil element
be elected3 a. the opinion
1Molon bt. Caommi,-ioner
Dnrgger., secundrJed b., Com.iini owner
Ljnd anrd carried to appl., for the non-
cormpetrne grant and appro'.e ilhe
recommendation to d,icoe the capital
iniproi emeni, elemert optionn
A'rhur informed llie Bojrd ilitl j
repre.enilih e from Rilg P.:'...er had
looked at the limb mo,'er Hu noted
problems, and apologized for the do'.' n
tinme Ring Pv er i allov in us to uIe
an e-tra machine l:,r clie .'.ck;i at
no charge We hate not lhad an,,
problems ith either machine sincee
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has agreed to give an easement in trade
for a lease of a 2 acre parcel at the
airport for a hanger. The Board agreed
and that the survey should include
marking out 2 acres for Dwight
Knight's hanger, 2 acres for Dale
Herring's hanger and 8 acres for the
Rehab Facility. The Board concurred
and included that the hangers should be
away from the business area.
COMMISSIONER ITEMS
Commissioner Land commented
on big trucks detouring off US19 onto
55A. He would like signs put up near
the Old Town Elementary School "NO
THRU TRUCKS".
Board concurred and instructed
Howard Reed to take care of this.
Commissioner Valentine inquired
if anyone had heard news regarding the
telephone line for the Bowlegs
Mainline.
Arthur Bellot stated that Herbie
Raker has completed the survey and it
has been sent to Forest Systems for
review. Joey Lander has checked on it
several times. Unfortunately,
BellSouth employees continue to
change. We are mainly waiting on an
easement from Forest Systems until
BellSouth will proceed.
DAVID OSTEEN
Mr. Osteen stated that the Board
had approved for the dock in
Horseshoe to be removed, but he
would like to have permission to ask
Billy not to remove it at this time to
keep from having problems later.
The Board agreed.
Howard Reed stated that this has
been taken care of. They were notified
not to remove it until further notice.
VOUCHERS APPROVED
Vendor 12297- 12432
Payroll 11844- 11956
ADJOURN
Motion was made by
Commissioner Driggers, seconded by
Commissioner Valentine and carried to
adjourn at 4:25 PM.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Signed:
Marcus A. Hays, Chairman


Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk
Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk of Court


Log Cabin

Quilters
The Log Cabin Quilters
met Thursday, December 8th at
the Levy County Quilt
Museum. It's all over, almost.
The Quilt Show was a huge
success and we had over six
hundred to come out and enjoy
the annual event.
Jean Frost from Inverness
won the Flower of the Month


quilt and now it's time to start
the quilt for the Watermelon
Festival. Everything will stay
up until Christmas and then we
will get back to normal.
We want to thank the
newspapers for their help.
Eleven quilts have been sold so
far.
Our good friends from
Dahlonega, GA, Bobby and
Doris Gunter come to see us
every year and they brought a
big bag of turnip roots, which
are so good.
I want to thank the
members for all they do during
the show, Cleo Pravatt who
took care of all the money,
Marie Poppenhager who
worked the kitchen for our
chicken and dumpling dinner,
Alice Mae Haire who came
and quilted, Goldie McHenry
who took care of the tickets,
Alice. Eakes who helped
wherever, Maria DeLeon who
kept everything in order, Vern
Jordan and Pat Osowiecki who
helped where ever they were
needed. Thanks to all who
came and now we look
forward to next year.
Greg Stanley and six boys
were out Tuesday. They hung *
quilts, peeled turnips, stuffed
pillows and what ever was
needed.
Lunch was great with meat
loaf, mashed potatoes, turnips,
veggie pizza, salad, eggs,
nixed vegetables, lemon pie,
yummy cake and so much
more. Eighteen members and
1 guest were present. W.
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For nearly a decade, many conservation agencies have been suffering declines in budgets that
protect trust resources such as our national wildlife refuges. As refuge employees are promoted or
take jobs elsewhere, their vacated positions are not back-filled, but all the while, America's
resources must still be protected. National Wildlife Refuge managers, thinking outside the box, have
begun using volunteers in a big way. There are even websites designed and dedicated for volunteers
who desire to become more active stewards of the national public lands.
Volunteer opportunities at the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) span from
staffing the refuge exhibit at special events, to clearing trails, or giving public presentations on
wildlife and environmental concerns, to assisting with wildlife projects, bird surveys, or carpentry,
writing grants, working with the environmental education program and more.
Manager of Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. Kathy Whaley, saw a dire need not
only "to get the job done", but to conserve the fuel required to travel between the two districts of the
* refuge, approximately an hour drive from the headquarters. Using a website WorkKampers.com,
Whaley obtained applicant information on work experience, references, and volunteers' preferred,
line of work and other helpful information.
From the many listed RV travelers willing to volunteer 32 hours a week, the refuge was able to
contact eager, outgoing Dick and Barbara Tompkins. "Since we were married, it has been our dream
to travel our great country, but also to give something back by volunteering," said Barbara. "Before
retirement, Dick was the City Fire Marshall and I was a court reporter, so our lives are very different
now thank heaven!"
The couple adopted the north half of the nearly 53,000 acre refuge. "The tidal creeks of the
Dixie Mainline and observation decks offer such great photographic opportunities, that we take our
camera with us on our rounds" reports Dick. "While our work here takes us back to the same places,
there is nothing boring or monotonous about what we see and do every day. Each day is new; the
sights are new and exciting. We've come to love this area and what we do here."
On the Levy county side of the refuge, the Tompkins staffed the refuge booth at the Cedar Key
Seafood Festival, as well as having worked in the field at Shell Mound and the Dennis Creek Trail
and on the refuge island of Atsena Otie. Volunteer coordinator, Pam Darty boasts, "We certainly
appreciate the crucial support the Tompkins provide the refuge; they are truly stewards of the Earth."
"I don't think I would ever want to go back to a stationary home this is way too much fun.
How else could you see so much of America's public lands and still take your home with you?"
Both Dick and Barbara continue to smile.


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2005


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On November 7, 2005, Shauna Clark tested
for Jr. Black Belt and after a long and tiring
couple of hours she achieved her goal. Shauna
has been a student of Larry Taylor's School of
Martial Arts for six years. Shauna has been
training extensively for the past year to finish
getting ready for this test. We would like to
thank Mr. Taylor, Mr. Allen, Mr. Dey, Ms.
Lolena, and Ms. Candace for helping her train
during and after class. Shauna did a great job
we are all very proud of her.
,Shauna would like to personally thank
everyone who participated in her Black Belt
test: Mr. Larry Taylor, Mr. Bill Allen, Mr.

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Kevin Dey, Ms. Lolena Feltner, Ms. Candace
Corbin, Ariel Neiss, and Blake Apodaca.
Shauna would also like to thank Ms. Dana
Hodge from Photos by Dana for taking her
pictures. To Ms. Terri Markham for taking the
video, Mrs. April Neiss for doing the greetings
and a special thank you to Manna for getting
her to her practices and helping her at home.
Thank you all for helping Shauna...you are all
greatly appreciated.
Congratulations, Shauna...you. have
worked really hard for this. We are so very
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Pictured left are John Long from
4 Shamrock Lodge #268 and five
ladies from the Eastern Star
Chapter #251 who visited two
members of the Chapter that are
residents in the Masonic Home in
St. Petersburg, Mrs. Marquerite
Webb & Mrs. Lillian Russell.
Christmas Baskets were given to
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Suwannee Water Treatment Plant Has Levels of Disinfection Byproducts Above Drinking Water
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what we are doing to correctthis situation.
We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Testing results we received in
October 2005 show that our system exceeded the maximum contaminant levels (MCL) for Disinfection
Byproducts (DBPs), which includes Total Trihalomethanes and Total Haloacetic Acids.
Additionally, community water systems that exceed the maximum contaminant level are required to
monitor quarterly for Disinfection Byproducts; We failed to take samples during the third quarter of 2005 and
therefore are in violation of monitoring and reporting requirements.
What should do?
*Some people who drink water containing Trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years
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increased risk of getting cancer.
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*Any customers who are concerned about there exposure to DBPs may choose alternative sources
of water for ingestion.
What does this mean?
This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately.
What happened? What is being done?
The samples that were taken were not in regulation with parameters set for these analysis.
We anticipate resolving the problem with the new Water Treatment Plant that will go out for bid
In January 2006. Please share this information with all other people who drink this water.
This notice is being sent to you by The Suwannee Water & Sewer District
State Public Water System ID# 2151140
Date distributed: 12/07/2005


Growing up together in a place
where memories keep you young.
Where friendly gatherings around a
fire are the best type of fun.
These three shared a friendship that
will forever remain true.
They laughed & had a good time in
anything they'd do.
Pick-up truck passengers, bar room
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They were there for one another when
one was soon to fall.
The lives of any party they'd bring
a smile to any face.
But don't put them down they knew
how to put you in your place.
Even though one looks down on
the other two from up above.
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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2005


Regular

Meeting

Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners
Dixie County Courthouse -
Commission Meeting
Room
Cross City, Florida
10:00 AM
November 3, 2005
The Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners of Dixie
County, Florida, met on Thursday,
November 3rd, 2005, at 10:00 AM in a
regular meeting, in the County
Commissioner's Meeting Room, in the
Dixie County Courthouse, Cross City,
Florida.
COMMISSIONERS PRESENT
Marcus A. Hays, Chairman
John L. Driggers, Vice-Chairman
:, James T. Valentine
Hoyt J. "Buddy" Lamb
Alton J. Land
STAFF PRESENT
Joe Hubert Allen, Clerk of Court
Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk
Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
Joey Lander, County Attorney
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order by
the Chairman, Marcus A. Hays.
INVOCATION AND PLEDGE
Invocation by Rev. Bobby Lindsey
Pledge to flag led by
Commissioner Driggers
Welcome by Commissioner Hays
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commission Minutes, Regular
Meeting of October 20th, 2005
presented for approval.
The Board inquired if Attorney
Lander had read the minutes and he
implied that he has and recommended
them for approval
Motion by Commissioner
Dnggers, seconded by Commissioner
Valentine and carried to approve the
minutes of October 20th," 2005 as
presented
:* -.Chairman Hays informed the
attending body that he would deviate at
thistime from the agenda due to time
restraints on a few people.
/; FRANK DARABI, COUNTY
ENGINEER
,-,Mr., Darabi came before the Board
and presented a modified version of his
impact siud' The Board has required
ihe impact fee to a limit of no more
than $3000 Mr Darabi recommended
that churches, non-profit organizations
and schools be e'empi
He continued that the Impact Fee
Ordinance needs to be advertised for
two public hearings. The ordinance.
can include a factor for automatic
increases. so as not to hae the need to
resisit it eter sear Diie County
does not need a traffic siudN at this
lime. recommend that this impact fee
ordinance include counts wide
Mr Darabi stated that what he did
was eliminate some things and look the
rest and proportioned it to hov. it
ld be used in order to keep it at or
eow 1 300...
S"''Commissioner Ha'.s commented
that 911 and Emergenc;, Management
are linked together
Commissioner Lamb inquired
about Parks
Mr Darabi commented that he did
not receie an) infomiation regarding
,parks from the depanment heads
during the process of his. stud
S Commissioner Lamb stated ihat in
the New. Growth Management Plan this
is required.
Mr Darabi assured the Board that
he will add Parks and adjust
throughout to keep the cap at or belo.
$3000 He informed the Board that the
'grant for the Joe Anderson. Sr Park
las'been awarded to Di e Count:,
He stlaed that the next steps are for
him to work niih the Board on the
ordinance and the Counts to set up the
public hearings. The draft %ill be
furnished to each of )ou before the
,next scheduled meeting for review
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Land and
carried to ren ew the draft and continue
this matter at the ne.t meeting
Mr Darabi stated that Mr.
Talmadge Bennent of the Horseshoe
'Beach Town Council is present and
.would like to discuss an isue
regarding propertN near the spoil site in
Horseshoe Beach The) ha'e been
working hard to get the sewer managed
and qualify under the old census. The
request is for Dile Count) 10to deed a
portion of the spoil site to Horseshoe
Beach. A letter is needed from the
BCC in order for HSB to proceed on
Ihis project. 15 acres is needed
Mr. Bennett presented an
information flyer regarding 'iolalion of
drinking water standards at the
Horseshoe Beach Utilmes Also. the
results from the recent sure> received
from town residents and property
owners regarding priorities for the
Town of Horseshoe Beach The
number one pnori[. selected b, the
residents and owners is the Town
Water System
Mr Darabi and Mr. Bennett
continued that the number one problem
is the water is not drinkable, people
Shave to bring in water to drink from
oltber sources The second problem is
the pressure: if ou lte at the end of a
r street you can be assured that you have
no pressure and can only run one
f'aucet at a time.


.Funding for the water plant was
discussed. A discharge site is needed
December 15'". 2005 is the deadline for
the DEP in order to appl) Mr. Darabi
commented that growth in this area
will continue and it is going to grow
toward Cross Ciit up 351 N

Commissioner Valentine
commented that this is in his district
'Iand he wants to help Horseshoe Beach.
Mr. Bennett stated that
,Commissioner Valentine has been
helpful and he appreciates the entire
i'BCC for what the have done and
continue to do for Horseshoe Beach
Mr Darabi informed the Board
that the grant loan is for 6.5 million
dollars.
Commissioner Lamb stated that he
would like to rexie\w the information
before making a decision to grant the
.deed.


Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Driggers and carried to look at the
documents and take action at the next
meeting on November 17"'.
PUBLIC HEARING -- concerning
ZC 05-19, a petition by W.C. and
Tracy Mills to request a zoning change
from Environmentally Sensitive Area 4
(ESA-IV) to Commercial
Neighborhood (CN) on Parcel ID# 30-
10-14-0000-7019-0202 situated behind
the Suwannee Gables Restaurant off
US19 and CR317, being further
described in the 10/27/05 issue of the
Dixie County Advocate.
Commissioner Hays stated that
since the Zoning Official, Billy Keen
was not in attendance the public
hearing for the zoning change would
be continued at the November 17'h
meeting.
JORDAN GREEN, FDOT
Mr. Jordan Green came forward to
discuss Florida Department of
Transportation Project Programming
and presetited a paper power-point
presentation. Attending with Mr.
Green were Kim Evans and Katrina
Sadler, both FDOT employees.
The Transportation Regional
Incentive Program (TRIP) was
discussed. In order for this program to
work a Region must first be
established, it must be a regionally
significant roadway, and relieve
congestion on State Highways.
Commissioner Lamb commented
that SR349 is scheduled for resurfacing
and inquired if TRIP could be used to
upgrade turn lanes and widen the
shoulders. We could look into the
regional entity setup and you could
check to see if a Lafayette/Dixie
project would be achievable.
Mr. Green stated that he feels it
could be; turn lanes would be good.
This would be a FDOT 50% and
regional entity 50% project. He
commented that James Bennett is the
primary TRIP Coordinator.
Shired Island Road discussed.
Public Hearings for the 5-year Work
Plan will be held later this month. The
Dixie County BCC will attend the
public hearing to be held November
29'h, 2005 in Lake City at 5:30 PM.
Commissioner Lamb stated that
this has been discussed before but he
would like to say it again; Dixie
County would like to turn back over
Highway 351 to the State. It is very
heavily traveled and it takes more than
the county can do to keep it maintained
and it also connects two state
highways; SR349 North and US19
(SR55).
Mr. Green stated that the State has
in the past done this with other roads,
but we generally give one back for
each one we take.
Terri Langford, DC Advocate,
stated that it is also an evacuation
route.
The Board asked Mr. Green to
look at a curve approximately 11 miles
north of Cross City on Highway US 19.
There have been three fatalities within
a few months and a number of serious
injuries.
PASTOR JOHN CL NRK
Pastor Clark came before the
Board. He e.pla'ned his plan for'a;
drug and alcohol rehat.b 1i be located .:.n
55A in Dixie County; property that Joe
Anderson is willing to donate for the
cause. If established, we will be part of

the Jesus Is Ministry located in Inglis.
It is an establishment of 20 years with
no problems. People in this
community that are willing to give
Jesus Christ a chance will have
opportunity to turn their lives around.
We are simply trying to help people
become free of the drugs and alcohol
bondage. There was some opposition
discussed at the last meeting and we
would like for you to hear several
testimonies from people here today that
have been through the program.
Carl Haigler, Jr. presented himself
to the Board and spoke in favor of the
project. It has made a change in my
life and I am now teaching at the
facility in Inglis. I was in bondage and
secular programs did not help; only
Jesus Christ was able to help me. We
are not an advertising facility and we
have no ,fences' The community is
protected and blessed by God. He
thanked the Board for allowing him to
speak.
Melissa Johnson came forward.
She stated she is a 38-year old mother
of five children. I was delivered from
my addictions after 23 years and stand
here today as a witness that this
program works.
Joe Anderson spoke about the
facility in Inglis and stated he thinks
the Board would benefit from going to
the facility in Inglis to see how it
works. He stated he just wanted to
help the communities in Dixie County.
Leroy Evans came forward and
stated that he lives near the proposed
site for the facility. He commented
that a lot of elderly citizens and
children live nearby and feels that
another location should be considered.
Mr. Evans presented a petition with
over 350 signatures opposing the
location of the facility, but not against
the facility. He stated that it is a
positive thing and is not against it; only
the location:
Donna Goodson King spoke
against the location of the facili',. She
had three of her children with her. She
stated that she is a mother of four and
lives near the proposed site. I am here
today to ask that a different .site be
looked at.
Jack Spivey, Building Inspector,
stated that he has had several calls and


visits to his office against the location.
Bobby Joe Pinner spoke against
the locajon of the facility ,
Commissioner Ha\s stated that he
supports the facility) and can not advise
Mr. Clark and his supporters but thinks
it should be in another location. Some
possible sites are 349S or the airport
area, but of course this would be a
Board decision.
Joe Anderson said he would
vacate the decision to use the parcel on
55A. He continued by saying to show
the Board and people here today how
much he believes in this facility, he
will donate 10 acres,
chain link fence, and put it in Iis
backyard off the Raddie Lord Road.
They can 'have the facility there for a
charge of $1.00 a year.
Commissioner Land stated he
would like td& look at putting the


facility at the airport.
Scott Gantt stated that they have
looked into a possible site at the airport
property. They would be surrounded
on three sides by the prison, jail and a
chain link fence. They would need an
access road.
Joe Anderson stated that he would
donate clearing, construction and
whatever they needed just like lie had
said hlie would do for the other location.
Motion by Commissioner Land,
seconded by Commissioner Driggers
and carried to lease them property at
the airport.
Commissioner Lamb stated that
there are probably in this audience a lot
of you that have family that is
connected in some way to someone
that has been under or is under this
bondage. This Board appreciates all of
you working together to reach this
decision.
The Board thanked Mr. Anderson
for his offer and his intention of
assisting with some of the work.
SAMMY JENKINS. VETERANS
OF FOREIGN WAR POST 5625
Mr. Jenkins was unable to attend
due to a conflict in his schedule, but
brought the Veterans Week
Proclamation to the Clerk for
presentation.
The proclamation states that "the
Dixie County Commissioners, by the
virtue of the authority vested in us by
the citizens of Dixie County, do hereby
proclaim the week of November 6-12,
2005 as VETERAN'S
APPRECIATION WEEK."
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to adopt the Proclamation.
JANE LEVINE, EPILEPSY
ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL
FLORIDA
Jane Levine came before the
Board regarding the Epilepsy
Awareness Month Proclamation. She
commented that there are 2.5 million
people across the United States
affected with epilepsy, over 350,000
children and adults in the state of
Florida, and an estimated 350 people
residing in Dixie County. It is still a
stigma that no one wants to talk about.
She stated that she had worked in an
unemployment office for a number of
years and seen cases of unemployment
due to an employer finding out about
the persons being affected with
epilepsy. Until recently, Dilantin was
the only medication given for the
diagnosis of epilepsy, but in the last
several years improvement in medical
help and drugs has been found. One of
the newest is a surgical procedure.
where people are being relieved of
their seizures. A stimulator is
implanted in the neck area, by pressing
it, a nerve is stimulated. This
procedure is eliminating nearly /V2 of
their seizures. Also, the health
departments have pressured the
pharmaceutical companies and they
have helped to access drugs needed for
low income patients.
Child epilepsy was discussed by
Ms. Levine. She stated that without
the correct medications it increases as
the child grows older. If you come
upon a person having a seizure. do not
'put a spoon.in lieir mouth A seizure
sometimes is a good il,,1, I i t he
way the body rele.e-i a problem Lea
the person alone; usti keep ihm cn' a'
from things that c..uld liarmi them She
thanked the Board for their
consideration.
Motion by Commissioner
Driggers, seconded by Commissioner
Valentine and carried to approve the,
Proclamation for November 2005,
Epilepsy Awareness Month.
MARK SIAS
Mark Sias and John Williams,
came before the Board regarding a:
recent complaint against the use of,
property they own. Mr. Sia
commented that before the purchase of
the property they met with Realtor,
Ronnie Edmonds on July 18, 2005.,
We spoke with Billy Keen and told
him what we wanted to do. Mr. Keen
told us we would have to put in septic.
We did this. The sale closed on
August 25, 2005 and we paid over'
$2000 in impact fees and permits. The
county has cashed all of our checks;
Mr. Messina is not known to us. but v..e
do not know how he can say it is an
eyesore. Mr. Keen told us we could
have four campers. Ms. Linda Hicks
called Mr. Keen on his phone and can
confirm this. We have four campers
and dog pens. We paid for a driveway
permit and put in extra limerock. We
paid Mr. Jody Stevenson $8,000 for the
septic system that will hardly be used.

We have done everything the county
asked us to do. We are not in Dixie
County to cause trouble; we just want
to relax and hunt.
Commissioner Hays stated that it
was not Mr. Messina's intention to
make a personal attack on him; he was
just raising a. question as to whether it
falls within the LDR's for this
community.
Mr. Sias stated that hunting season
starts next weekend and inquired if lie
being at his property was going to be a
problem.
County Attorney, Joey. Lander
Stated that this Board can not go
against its' own LDR's; we will have
to get back with you.
DICK ED YARDS,
COMlMUNIT PROGRAM MS
CONSUL TING
DIXIE COUNTY CDBG
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 2 '


PUBLIC HEARING
I. The DC Board of
Commissioners intends to submit' a
$750,000 .application for 2005
Community Development Block Grant
funds to the Florida Department ofl
Community Affairs in an effort to
provide infrastructure for General
Leasing and County/Cross City Airport
that will include a restaurant, a bakery
and at leas two :other types .of
businesses. The proposed budgetlfor
this project is: .
ACTIVITY BUDGET
S(APPROXIMATE) LMI%
Sewer Line Installation &
Connection, -0- to $'5i,0i., Over
70%
Water lines & fire hydrants, -0- to
$750,000, Over 70%
Street Improvements, -0- to
$750,000, Over 70%
Administration, -0- to $ 60.Q-ii,
N/A


Engineering, -0- to $140,000, N/A
TOTAL BUDGET
$750,000
LOCATION:
Southeast of Cross City
(Dixie County/Cross City
Airport)
II. Community Development
Block Grants are funded through the
Federal Department of Housing &
Urban Development (HUD) and
administered in the State of Florida by
the Department of Community Affairs.
III. In order to qualify for CDBG
Economic Development funding, the
proposed business venture must
provide at a minimum of one job for
each $35,000 requested by the
applicant (Dixie County) and the jobs
created must be permanent (meaning
that the business cannot simply
relocate to Dixie County from another
area of Florida). At least fifty-one
percent of all employees hired must
have had incomes below the
established HUD low-to-moderate
income levels for their family size.
IV. CDBG funds will be used to
provide access (roads and driveways)
water, sewer and drainage
improvements to the business complex
site.
V. If the County's application is
successful work on this project could
begin within 30 days.
Sandy Maynard of General
Leasing and Development was present
and stated that she has 12 of the
required jobs covered.
Mr. Edwards presented the
Economic Development Application
and Resolution No. 05-63, a resolution
authorizing the adoption of an
Economic Development Element to the
Dixie County Comprehensive Plan and
the submission of an application for the
Small Cities Community Development
Block Grant to the Florida Department
of Community Affairs for Federal FY
2005.
Motion by Commissioner
Driggers, seconded by Commissioner
Valentine and carried to approve and
sign the application and adopt the
resolution.
CINDY BELLOT, DIXIE
COUNTY LIBRARY MANAGER
Cindy Bellot came before the
Board regarding a recent request from'
the Florida Department of Children and
Families. FDCF is proposing to close
their Cross City Office and wants to
partner with the DC Library to be an
access point, for applicants and
recipients of ACCESS Florida services.
They want to install a phone line at
their expense for applicants. ACCESS
Florida services are Food Stamps,
Temporary Cash Assistance, Refugee
Assistance, and Medicaid programs
administered by the Department of
Children and Families. The application
process is very detailed. Different
levels of partnership require use of
telephones to call DCF Customer Call
Center, use of computers to apply for
assistance online, use of printers to
print application summaries,
verification of identity of applicants,
use of fax machine to fax applications
and other documents to DCF, use of
:op., machine to copy application,
related documenrm. and assistance in
e plaiiing i th application.
Trudy Heckard stated that she was
attending this meeting because she is
doing the nursing end of it and the
BCC might consider looking into the
lease FDCF, has now. They have nine
employees in this office.
Commissioner Hays spoke on
behalf of the Board and stated that they
are not opposed-to helping children,
but if it is this detailed, we would like
to know why they would even consider
closing this office.
Motion by Commissioner
Driggers, seconded by Commissioner
Valentine and carried to not put in a
phone line. The Board feels that the
local office should remain open to
handle citizens' needs".
Commissioner Lamb commented
that the state is trying to do another
push on local governments and if we

have enough public input to call our
representatives and legislature, we may
be able to keep this office open.
Cindy Bellot informed the Board
that Kay Green, Lafayette County
Library Manager, informed her that the
Lafayette DCF Office has already
closed and .they are an ACCESS point.
Mrs. Green called the number on the
poster from DCF for help from
Tallahassee several days ago and has
yet to receive a call back.
Commissioner Hays commented
that when it comes down to a vote the
smaller counties do not receive the
same service as larger counties.
Commissioner Lamb asked for an
article to be published in the Dixie
County Advocate with the telephone
numbers of our Representatives in
Tallahassee.
Ms. Heckard stated it is a
nightmare. The Nursing Home
Representative is gone and it takes
three months to get a number assigned
for a client:
The Board thanked Cindy Bellot
for the information:
REV. BOBBY LINDSEY
Brother Lindsey came before the
Board regarding a situation in Old
Town near his church, Suwannee River
Baptist. He stated that he has received
several calls that the old "Red Barn
Bar" is planning on expanding and is
trying to get a liquor license.
Commissioner Driggers stated that
he received a call about this from Rev.,
Jake Cravey in opposition.
Commissioner Land stated that he


received a letter yesterday about this
situation. The owner and his attorney
were supposedto attend today.
Brother Lindsey stated that he is
not against progress and people having
a business, but I am working for a
different Man now. I am against this
type business growing in this area.
Joey Lander stated that he received
a call from the owner's attorney about
desiring to get a liquor license. If the
present zoning allows for a liquor
license in this location, it may not
come before this Board.
Commissioner Land stated that
this is a dangerous entrance and exit
site even in the best of driver
situations; add liquor and it can be
worse.
The Board stated this will have to
be dealt with if they go forward with


their intentions.
BREAK FOR LUNCH AT 12:30
PM
RECONVENUED AT 1:35 PM
DICK EDWARDS,
COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
CONSULTING
Mr. Edwards presented the Dixie
County Grants Status Report dated
November 3, 2005. It reads as follows:
CDBG
A. According to the Florida
Department of Community Affairs'
Patrick Howard the department has
approximately $3.5 million remaining
in the 2005-2006 CDBG Economic
Development fund (see attached e-
mail). Therefore, we hope to submit
the General Leasing and Development
Corporation ED application early next
week. We anticipate receiving a site
visit from DCA concerning the
application in December and a contract
from DCA by February 1, 2006.
SHIP
a. The Dixie County SHIP
Program has been notified that its
October 7'1 Annual Monitoring Review
has been .closed-out (See attached
Letter).
b. The FHFC mandated Dixie
County SHIP Review Committee
(Commissioner Hays, Arthur Bellot,
Cindy Dey, Margaret Ward, and Dick
Edwards) met earlier this week and we
have requested assistance from
Michael Chaney from the Florida
Housing Coalition to insure that Dixie
County adheres to the compliance
regulations concerning the Florida
Hurricane Housing Recovery and SHIP
funding cycles.
The Dixie County SHIP Program's
suspension status is scheduled for
review by Florida Housing Finance
Corporation's (FHFC) Board of
Directors at their December 9"1
meeting. According to SHIP Program
Administrator, Robert Dearduff, at that
meeting Dixie County's SHIP
suspension is expected to be lifted and
the county should receive their 2005-
2006 $350,000 allocation shortly
thereafter. BUT, we cannot risk
getting out of compliance again. Every
dollar spent must meet every
compliance test that FHFC monitors
and that is why Michael Chaney from
the FHFC will continue to monitor the
Dixie County SHIP Program for
compliance.
Mr. Edwards asked Michael
Chaney to come forward to discuss the
Status of the SHIP Program.
Mr. Chaney stated that after the
training and changing the selection
process, FHFC came and saw the work
that has been done. The monitor did
not show one finding. The County
should be proud and happy of the 180
degree turn around. Now you just need
some money to get moving. FHFC has
decided to release $602,000 of
Hurricane Housing Recovery (HHR)
money.
The DC Committee has come up
with procedures to ensure program
compliance. Mr. Chaney presented
copies of the proposed procedures to
the Board. A separate bank account
will need to be set up and a separate
tracking system.
Commissioner Land ,inquired
about an applicant that recently lost
their home to a fire.
Mr. Chaney stated that several
other counties are helping people buy
mobile homes, paying rent, and helping,
with rent deposits or utility deposits.
You could even build a complex and'
rent to people. These are some ideas to
think about.
He presented a report of fictitious
income for moderate to very low
income families of 4 and families of 2
as an example of the maximum house
price they can buy with the current
HHR subsidy available. This is for
families that have been pre-approved
by a lending, facility.
Commissioner Hays, on behalf of
the Board, thanked Cindy Dey,
Margaret Ward, Arthur Bellot, and Mr.
Chaney for their time and effort put
into this accomplishment. There will
be one more meeting to go over the
plans and it will be presented to the
Board for final approval at the
November 17"t, 2005 regular meeting.
BETTIE GAIL OSTEEN,
INDIGENT HEALTHCARE AGENT
Ms. Osteen was present earlier but
had to leave. The Monthly Caseload
and Appeals Report for September
2005 and October 2005 were presented
by Carla Downing, Deputy Clerk.
JERRY PRATER, VETERANS
SERVICE OFFICER
Jerry Prater presented the Dixie
County Veterans Service Activities
Report dated November 3, 2005.
October figures were down due to
attending the St. Petersburg semi-
annual CVSO training conference.
SHe informed the Board that he had
ordered a disk to be able to access all
Veteran forms. The Board had no
objection.
Mr. Prater presented an illustration
of the shelter/table and monument that
is proposed for the "Veterans Mini-
Park", a triangle piece of land near the
Nature Trail in Cross City, donated by
Mr. Warren McGill. Ronnie Lambert
at Florida Forest Products has
volunteered to furnish the materials.
Dale Joslin of Flying Hawk Enterprises
will donate some additional materials,
including a chain to connect the
existing posts. He has plenty of yellow
rope that would serve the purpose, if
we prefer.
Ben Barber, Jr. will be getting
with me regarding the monument next
week. Due to limited space, Mr. Prater
recommended going with something


rather small. Prices and sample
pictures will be presented at
the next meeting. He also
recommended that special recognition
be given to Mr. McGill for donating
the land.
The Board preferred the granite
monument and agreed to recognize Mr.
Warren McGill on the monument.
CHAD REED, EMERGENCY
SERVICES DIRECTOR
Jerry Martin spoke on behalf of
Chad Reed, due to Mr. Reed attending
another meeting. The Dixie County
EMS Monthly Report for Emergency
and Non-Emergency, Month of
October 2005 were presented.
Recorded were 279 emergency calls
and 40 non-emergency calls.
Mr. Martin informed the Board


that an open position for a non-
emergency transport driver needs to be
advertised.
The Board agreed to fill this
position since it is in the budget.
HOWARD REED, COUNTY
ROAD SUPERINTENDENT
Mr. Reed was present and stated
that at this time everything is working
fine.
JACK SPIVEY. BUILDING
OFFICIAL
Mr. Spivey presented the Dixie
County Building and Zoning
Department Monthly Report dated
October 31, 2005. He stated that he
has added new information to his
report; total for Building Permit Fees.
For the month of October the Building
Permit Fees collected was $15,508.34.
Driveway permit revenue collected
came to $1,000. This is really good;
we have to make at least two trips to
each driveway inspection location.
A problem in Suwannee regarding
elevation plans was discussed.
Commissioner Land inquired if a
resolution was ever made about the
Anglers Resort about the boat ramp.
Commissioner Hays commented
that the Board was willing to negotiate
and it was sold with building
encroachment on our property. We
need to have a letter sent to the new
owner to negotiate with them.
The provision of water supply for
new development and the meaning of
F.S. 163.3180 (2) (a) was discussed.
Joey Lander stated that there is
nothing in the F.S. that requires Dixie
County to supply water to anyone. The
developer must supply a plan to supply
water, period. They get a permit. If
they do not follow through with the
plan, they do not get the certificate of
occupancy.
Arthur Bellot commented that this
puts us in the line of communication
with the water supplier to communicate
the facts.
Commissioner Hays stated that he
would like to require the developer to,
sign an affidavit saying they have!
provided a plan.
Mr. Spivey stated that the letter
from Frank Darabi says not to issue
permits to Suwannee for condos. I
would like to clear this up.
Commissioner Lamb stated that
the letter is talking about a certain
development not all of Suwannee.
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried for the B & Z Department
to consult with water supplier and the
developer to show plans to supply
water during the building permit
process.
JOE PRICE RUTH, RECYCLING'
COORDINATOR
Joe Ruth inquired about an
employee that has been contacted to
help in the Hurricane Katrina cleanup.
The employee would like the Board to
reserve his job for 45 days.
Commissioner 'Lamb commented
that he was hoping to have the Policy
and Procedures Manual in place by
now.
Joe informed the Board that he has
another employee out that is really
sick; he is having some majdr'tests
done. This.puts,him a driver short
already. We could hire a temporary
employee and explain by letter that this
is understood.
Commissioner Lamb suggested
hiring someone and when -the
employee comes back from the cleanup
if the position is open hiring him back.
The Board agreed and in the future not
to hold a job.
Arthur Bellot stated we are on the
verge of the :Policy and Procedures
Manual being in place; until then you
have set precedence by allowing this in
the past. We have received the draft
and Monica Jones is reviewing it. -I
Joe reported that in the last six
months we have averaged collecting
over $6,000 a ,month for debris.
Denise Lytle has done an excellent job
on keeping this in order. .
A letter was presented by Joe to
the Board from Golder Associates Inc.
regarding the Proposed Waste
Gasification/Thermal Oxidizer Plant
for Dixie County, Florida. They are
requesting, on behalf of Dixie Waste
Services LLC (DWS), assistance and
support from the DC BCC for the
plant. DWS would like to use the
existing county waste separation plan
and the spotters, a representative of
Dixie County to be present in two
public meetings to discuss the
separation plan and, if necessary, make
some modifications to the plan as
needed to accommodate the input
received during the public meetings,
and allow the storage of tires at the
transfer station for use in the
combustion of waste.
The Board discussed this and
requested that they use the spotters on
their property or they would have to
pay the county the employee's
overtime rate.
Joe stated that DWS has agreed to
build a road and upon completion, deed
it over to the county. They are
planning on this plant to be a model
viewed by other proposed locations.
Warden Fargus owns adjoining
property and has agreed to put in a
buffer of trees on the edge of his
property.
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to sign a letter of
protection.
JOEY LANDER, COUNTY
ATTORNEY
Due to time constraints, Mr.
Lander asked to present his
information to the Board so he could


leave.
He presented Contractor
Requirements for the Housing
Rehabilitation Program. He stated it is
patterned after the CDBG
requirements.
Motion by Commissioner Land,
seconded by Commissioner Lamb and
tarried to approve the presented
requirements.
Commissioner Lamb asked to
make sure that the requirements
include who is to hook up the well.

See

"MINUTES"
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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2005


Welcome

Home Son!
Pvt. Clint Sikes will be .
home from the Army for a
two-week stay for Christmas. ..,
Clint graduated from Basic
Training on October 15, 2005 .
and from AIT Training on
December 16th, 2005.r -r
After his brief visit home,
Clint will be returning to Ft.
Leonardwood, MO for his six-
week Airborne Training and
upon completion will be.
stationed in North Carolina. Pvt. Clint Sikes
His family is very proud of
him and very excited he will be home for Christmas. Please keep
Clint and all of our military in your prayers.
Sincerely,
The Sikes Family

Marine Corps League News
Detachment 1018


Our Marines are really working together making progress with
all of our community projects. On Saturday at the Festival of
Lights in Fanning Springs, we received donations for our roses,
sold T-shirts, sold chances on our beautiful red, white and blue
afghan, signed up new members and had a wonderful time. We
wish to thank Bill Hutch for his generous donation of T-shirts to
the League for Toys for Tots. A few of these nice shirts are
available at Charlie's Bar.
We also won first place in the mid-size boat parade that night
with our "Toys for Tots" theme. Thanks go out to Paul and Jane
Davis, Vince Arcadi, Jerry Bazar and all of the others who worked
so hard to make this a success.
Again we want to thank the motorcycle run and Charlie's Bar.
And our apologies go out to Brenda who was misrepresented in
last,week's article, Sorry! Also, we did not mention Kallie, who
has always worked so hard for this worthy project and we wish to
thank you, as well as Annie (and the others who tended bar), and
Wanda, and again Carl, and the staff and employees whose names
we do not know, you people did a great job! We really appreciate
your generous efforts! Greatjob by all!,
SSaturday night, Dec. 10"t, our Color Guard led the Christmas
Parade in Chiefland. The parade was beautiful and lots ,of people
had a. great time watching the colorful Ffloats. Our thanks for all
Who helped and we 16ok forward to'ne\t eai .'
On Saturday, Dec. 10th, Dave of Old Town Tavern, on Hwy.
349, hosted another fundraiser for Toys for Tots. Lots of toys were
'collected and donations were received as well. Thanks, Dave, for
all that you do for us, glad to see your ankle is doing better!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who
has helped us with Toys for, Tots. We cannot do it without all of
you! We believe we will be helping lots more children this year
receive presents who otherwise might not be able to do so.
We are still looking for that little child who cannot walk or use
their legs. They may be eligible for one of our tricycles. If you
know of such a child, please call the number below for more
information. ,
We are having punch and cookies at our next meeting which is
Dec. 20th, 6 PM, at .our new home, the Hardee House, one mile
west of Chiefland on NW 110 St. We hope to have electricity by
then! We welcome everyone to come out and be with us. We will
be selling chances on a beaUtiful red, white and blue afghan as a
fundraiser for, Toys for Tots. For more information, call the
number below. Remember that any Marine, who has served 90 days
,or more in service, with an honorable discharge, is eligible to join
the Marine Corps League. Wives and relatives of Marines may
also be eligible as well to join our Auxiliary. We meet every 3rd
.Tuesday ,night at 6:00 PM at the Hardee House. For more
information, call our Commandant,. Harr\ Hopwood, at (352) 543-
6879.
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Springhouse Quilter's News


Pictured, l-r, Anna Gilliam, Mary Rawlins, Ruth Davis,
Lois Scott, Pat Hodges, and Alice Gilbert.
Approximately 56 members and guests of Springhouse
Quilters celebrated the Christmas Season on Monday, December
5 with a Christmas party held at the Suwannee Valley Quilt
Shop in Trenton. Of course it rained, but not a lady let the rain
keep them from the annual party. After all, there was too much
fun planned for this event and not a lady wanted to miss this
party.
The party was a covered dish dinner and Springhouse
members know how to cook as well as quilt. There was not a
shortage of food. The entire cutting table at the quilt shop was
covered in wonderful dishes of food prepared by the members.
There was not enough room on the big table for the desserts so
they were beautifully arranged on the table in the library room at
the quilt shop.
There was more than enough food for all. There were games
to play, quilt projects to share and a wonderful gift exchange.
Members having a secret pal also exchanged gifts and their
secret pal was revealed. New secret pals were selected for 2006.
New officers for the 2006 quilt year were installed by Sandra
Mount, who did a wonderful job and provided each officer with
a quilted star as the emblem for the installation service. Officers
for the new year will be Anna Gilliam, president, Mary Rawlins,
first vice president, Ruth Davis, second vice president, Lois
Scott, third vice president, Pat Hodges, secretary and Alice
Gilberts, treasurer.
Springhouse members will take time off for the balance of
the year to relax and enjoy the Christmas season. The new year
will officially begin on January 3 with the new officers holding
their first board meeting and planning programs for the new
year. New member classes are being planned and will begin the
last of January.
If you are in need information about Springhouse quilters,
please contact Anna Gilliam, 463 7922 or Lois Scott, 463 2207.
Old Town Red Hats
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Old Town Red Hat Chicks
The Old Town Red Hat Chicks visited Dunnellon for their
November meeting and dinner out at Bently's in Dunnellon.
Before dinner we made sure we went a little bit early so that we
could stop and visit all of the antique and collectible shops we had
time for before our lunch. We shopped and bought Christmas
presents' and, of course, iling.s oi ourselves. Want to tell other Red
Hatters that Dunnellon has lots of Red Hat things in their shops so
go hunt them down.
After lunch some went citrus fruit picking and others to Wal-
Mart and places unknown. All in all we always have a great time
on our outings.
Until December when we do this all over again in another
place, I am Princos Point and Shooter signing out.

O ree IiENW in the makin cml the-.

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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2005


LEGAL NOTICE

The Dixie Board of County Commissioners
is seeking proposals for qualified firms to
furnish Construction Management Services
on an as-needed basis for an initial twelve
(12) month period (January 1, 2006 to
December 31, 2006).

Planned projects include, but are not limited
to, Renovations and Additions for the Dixie
County Courthouse in Cross City, FL. For
more information contact Paul Stresing
Associates, Inc. at (386) 462-6407, facsimile
(386) 462-6409. Five (5) copies of the
proposal must be submitted to the Dixie
Board of' County Commissioners, Dixie
County' Courthouse, 214 NE 351 Hwy.,
Suite H, (P.O. Box 2600), Cross City, FL
32628 no later than 12:00 PM, December
15, 2005. All applicants must be licensed to
practice as General Contractors in the State
of Florida at the time of application.

Corporations must be registered to operate
in the State of Florida by the Department of
State, Division of Corporations, at the time
of final interviews. The Dixie County of
County Commissioners may reject all
applicants and may stop the selection
process at any time, and reserves the right
to waive any formality in the selection
process and to reject any or all Statements
of Qualifications.


LEGAL NOTICE

CITIZENS OF DIXIE COUNTY .

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE at the regular
meeting of the County. Commission on
Thursday, December 15, 2005, at 6:00 P.M.
at Dixie County Courthouse, 214 NE 351
Hwy., Board Room, Cross City, Florida, the
County of Dixie will consider the below
Ordinance for final reading:

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT
RELATING TO IMPACT FEES providing for
a short title; for intent and purpose; for
authority; for rules of construction; for
definitions; for adoption of impact feestudy;
for imposition of impact fees; for
computation of the amount of impact fees;
for payment of fees; for special revenue
funds; for use and collection of funds; for
refunds of fees paid; for exemptions, credits
and deferrals, for annual adjustment of fees
and review of schedules, for appeals; for
penalty; for effective date..

Anyone having an interest in the initial
reading of this Ordinance is invited to attend
the meeting.
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LEGAL NOTICE

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

CASE NO. 03.19-CJ

IN THE INTEREST OF.

R B (F) DOB 07/05101

" Mnor Child


NOTICE OF SUIT FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS AND PLACEMENT
FOR ADOPT ION


THE STATE OF FLORIDA

TO Robert McHugh
Address Unknown

You are hereby notified that a petition under
oath has been filed in the above-styled
Court for the termination of your parental
ringlts to R.B., a female child born July
05,2001, in Alachua County, Florida, and for
permanent commitment of the child to the
Department of Children and Family Services
for subsequent adoption You are hereby
-,commanded to be and appear before the
HONORABLE FREDERIKCK KOBERLEIN
JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT al the
Dixie County Courthou-e. Cross City.
Flonda. on tre 13v' day ol January 2006 ai
10 00 a m lor an Advisory Hearing

FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
THIS ADVISORY HEARING
CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
OF THIS CHILD IF YOU FAIL TO
APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME
SPECIFIED YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL
RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE NAMED
CHILD

YOU ARE ENTITLED TO HAVE AN
ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS
MATTER. IF YOU WANT AN ATTORNEY )
BUT ARE UNABLE TO AFFORD ONE. THE
COURT WILL APPOINT AN ATTORNEY
TO REPRESENT YOU.

This notice shall be published once a week
for four (4) weeks in the Dixie County
Advocate at Cross City, Florida.

WITNESS my hand as the Clerk of the
Court and the Seal therefore this 5th day of
December. 2005

JOE HUBERT ALLEN
Clerk of the Court

SBY Dawn L DuBois. Deputy Clerk
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The best thing to give to
your enemy is forgive-
ness; to an opponent, tol-
erance; to a friend, your
heart; to your child, a
good example; to a,
father, deference; to your
mother, conduct that will
make her proud of you;
to yourself, respect; to
all men, charity.
-Francis Maitland Balfour :
,,* A.


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF AN
ORDINANCE BY THE TOWN COUNCIL
OF THE TOWN OF CROSS CITY,
FLORIDA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that an
ordinance, which title hereinafter appears,
will be considered for enactment by the
Town Council of the Town of Cross City,
Florida, at a' Public Hearing on December
19, 3005, at 7:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter
as the matter can be heard, in the Town
Hall, located at 99 NE 210 Ave., Cross City,
Florida. A copy of said ordinance may be
inspected by any member of the public at
the Office of the Town Clerk, in the Town
Hall, located at 99 NE 210 Ave., Cross City,
Florida, during regular business hours. On
.the date, time, and place first above
mentioned, all interested person may
appear and be heard with respect to the
ordinance,

ORDINANCE NO. 304:

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR
ESTABLISHMENT OF HOURS OF
OPERATION FOR CITY PARK;
PROVIDING FOR POSTING OF PARK
HOURS OF OPERATION; PROVIDING
FOR SPECIAL EVENTS; PROVIDING FOR
PENALTY FOR VIOLATION; PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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

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

Angie Bush
Town Clerk


LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION

File Number 05-0065-CP

IN RE ESTATE OF

LONA ANN SMITH,
formerly known as LONA HAWKINS,
formerly known as LONA H.
SHACKLEFORD,
formerly known as LONA A.
SHACKLEFORD.
formerly known as LONA A.
WESTBROOK,

Deceased.


/

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate o
ANN SMITH, formerly known as
HAWKINS, formerly known as L(
SHACKLEFORD, formerly kno'
LONA A. SHACKLEFORD, f
known as LONA A. WEST
deceased, whose date of deal
January 10, 2005, is pending
Circuit Court for Dixie County,
Probate Division, the address of
P.O. Box 1206, Cross City, Florida
The names and addresses
personal representative and the p
representative's attorney are se
below.

All creditors of the decedent an
persons having claims or di
against decedent's estate on w
copy of this notice is required
served must file their claims w
.court WITHIN THE LATER,
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME 0
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
OR 30 DA',S AFTER THE DA
SERVICE OF A COP'i OF THIS i
ON THEM

All other creditors ol the deceae
olher errson having claims or di
against decedents estate must f
claims with this court WIT
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE C
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NC

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED W
FOREVER BARRED

NOTWITHSTANDING THE
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE
CLAIM FILED TWO 12) YEAR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT !
OF DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of first publication of this
is December 1 ,2005.,

Personal Representative:
Charles B. Smith
536 Northeast 354th Avenue
Old Town, Florida 32628

Attorney for Personal Representati
.David Miller Lang, Jr.
Florida Bar No. 0023541
204 Southeast First Street
Post Office Box 51
Trenton, Florida 32693
(352) 463-7800'

LEGAL NOTICE

Please take note thaI the Suwanni
.& Sewer District, Die Counly, Fli
on December 19, 2005, at 5:00 P.I
Workshop (Rate Adjustment and
Engineer), at the Suwannee Cc
Center on Hwy, 349, Suwannee, FL


f LONA
LONA
ONA H.
wn as'
formerly
3ROOK,


LEGAL


S NOTICES


th was Minutes of Special
in the
Florida, Meeting of
vhich is THE SCHOOL
32628.
of the BOARD OF DIXIE
personal COUNTY, FLORIDA
et forth Tuesday, November 8, 2005
3:00 p.m. C
d other The Dixie Couni School Board
demands mei ftor a Special Session ai 3 (1.1 p ni.
,hom a )oi Tuesdaj. No' ember 6. 20'.i4 in Old
to. be Toy n. Florida
'ith this Present: Superintendent Denims
OF 3 Bennett. Patrick Bell, Glenn Osteen.
IF. THE and D'.a-,ne Rollison
NOTICE \ ice-Chairman Oiiecen called the
JTE OF meeting to order and called 'for
IOTICE approval of the Agenda The Agenda
S ..as unarimousl,, approved follow ri
'a nmotio I b',. D'.-..: ne Rollison and
enm and secondd b., Patrick Bell
demands Citizens Input: John Kreinbihl.
ile their representrig DiMe Count) Education
HIN 3 Association '
IF THE Executive Session
NOTICE REGULAR AGENDA
Dixie District Schools'
VILL BE Collective Bargaining Proposal
Package for 2005-2006: A motion
was made .by Dwayne Rollison,
TIME seconded by Patrick Bell and
ANY unanimously carried by the School
ANY Board to accept the Superintendent's
SDATE recommendation for 'tentative approval
of Dixie District Schools' Collective
Bargaining Proposal Package for
2005-2006 school year, pending Dixie
s Notice County Education Association
ratification. The proposal package
reads as follows:
Instructional Contract
(Bold Print indicates addition:
Italic Print indicates deletion)
Article VIII. Teacher Duty Day:
Change To Read
ve: A-2. Instructional personnel v.ill
be dismissed fifteen (151 minutes after
the normal dismissal time on days
preceding a non-student attendance
day. The normal dismissal time is
considered to be the normal release
time at the close ofa full day of
51-52 school.
Article XVII. School Calendar
Change To Read:
ee Waler A-Teachers may leave fifteen (15
onda will minutes) after the main buses on a day
M. hold a, before a day oitd caid ci,n:',n da i,. On
hiring of a day before a day off:hat is al, a
community shortened school day Ju ,,ujn iii.
;.-achr miai leave lifi,.t"i (15) minutes
51 atli, thi ,,normal dismissal time. The,


LEGAL NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that BAD
LUCK TOWING will sell at public auction,
free of all prior liens, the following vehicles
that remain, unclaimed in storage, with
charges unpaid, pursuant to Florida
Statutes, Sec. 713.78, to the highest bidder.

The sale will be held at 330 NE 481st
Avenue, Old Town, FL 32680. The following
vehicles will be sold on 12/30/05 at 4:30
P.M.:

*1981 Ford Pickup,
VIN#1FTEF15EBNA96211,
*1987 Honda Prelude, VIN
#JHMBA3145HC011660,
Black Saturn, VIN#1 G8ZK5279TZ2572876.

Terms of sale are cash, no checks. Seller
reserves the right to final bid. All sales are
final, no refunds, and as is, with no
guarantee es, expressed or implied. BAD
LUCK TOWING, 330 NE 482st Avenue, Old
Town, FL 32680, (352) 542-1764.
51
LEGAL NOTICE

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS TO
PROVIDE CONTINUING ENGINEERING ,
SERVICES

In compliance with the requirements of
Florida Statute 287.055, the Consultants
Competitive Negotiations Act, the
Suwannee Water and Sewer District is
accepting Statements of Qualifications from
consulting firms to provide Professional
Engineering Services on a continuing
contract basis. These services include, but
are not limited to, water, wastewater, site
plan approvals, distribution (water) collection
(sewer) system analysis, modification,
renovation and construction, site plan review
and approval for multi-family unit, and
hotel/motel construction, with analysis and
report as to the impact on the system and
system capabilities.

Statement of Qualifications should be
submitted in the following format:

1. Firm Overview: Include firm
location, financial stability,
and capabilities.
2. Proposed Management and
Project Staff Qualifications:
Provide a project team
organizational chart. Indicate
who will serve as Project
Manager and describe
related experience and
qualifications for project team
members.
3. Past Performance:
Consultant. should clearly
outline relevant experience in
similar assignments.
4. References: Include a
minimum of 5 government
client references for which
you have performed similar
projects.
5. Understanding of Local
Needs and Familiarity with
Local Conditions: Include
firm's understanding of. the
specific needs of the
Suwannee Water and Sewer
; District. .

An original and one copy of your submittal
should be sent to the Suwannee Water and
Sewer District, P. 0. Box 143, Suwannee,
FL 32692 by 5:00 PM on January 5, 2006.
Late submittals will not be accepted.
Questions should be directed to the District
Manager at (352) 542-7570.' Submittals.
must be. in a sealed envelope clearly
marked "Statement of Qualifications, to
Provide Continuing Engineering Services".

The Suwannee Water and Sewer District
reserves the right to select a firm based
solely on the content of the proposals that
are received.
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with one (1) step on the Salary
Schedule. (Approximately $160,000).
2-The Board will assume the
premium increase for the Board
approved health insurance.
(Approximately $422,000)
3-Provide all employees with a
3.5% across the board increase over
the 2004-2005 salary schedule.
(Approximately $336,000)
4-Teachers salary schedule will be
adjusted so that Years 0-1 will be as
follows: $30,000 Bachelors; $32,300
Masters: $32,800 Specialist; and
$33,000 Doctorate.
5-Provide each school with a 3.5%
increase in their school budget for
supplemental positions.
(Approximately $2400)
6-Provide all employees (who are
full time employees as of November
15, 2005) with a one time bonus of
$500 (Approximately $168,000)


normal dismissal time is considered to
be the normal student release time at
the close of a full day of school.
Article XII. Reduction In
Personnel
Change To Read:
A-Reduction
1-In the event the Board
determines that staff must be reduced,
non-tenured teachers will be laid off
before teachers within a subject or
certification area. (example-if all
certified non-tenured math teachers are
needed and a tenured Latin teacher is
not needed, the Latin teacher would be
laid off.) A tenure teacher whose job in
a specific area is eliminated will, if
certified in another area be placed in
the other area for which he/she is
certified provided this would not
eliminate another tenured teacher's
position. When subject areas are
considered by the Superintendent for
elimination, teachers of these classes
affected will be notified as soon as
-possible.
2-If a tenured teacher is
assigned to teach a subject for which
he/she is not certified, the School
Board will reimburse (based on the
provisions below) that individual the
cost of passing the appropriate state
Subject Area Exam, as well as the
cost of having the appropriate
subject area coverage added to
his/her professional certificate.
If course work and/or staff
development training components
are required in lieu of a passing
score on an appropriate Subject
Area Exam the ,Board will
reimburse (based on the provisions
below) that individual the cost of
taking the course work and/or staff
development component.
The following provisions must
be met, so that reimbursement can
be made:
-The need for this additional
course work and/or training needs to
be documented in the teachers
current Individual Professional
Development Plan.
-The teacher must provide the
district documentation of successful
completion of the course and/or staff
development training.
-The teacher must provide
documentation of the cost incurred
to take the course and/or staff
development training.
If a teacher (tenure or hon-
tenure) does not, in a timely manner
as determined by .. the
Superintendent, complete the
requirements needed, to have the
additional subject coverage added to
his/her professional certificate, that
teacher will be subject to
disciplinary action on grounds of
insubordination.
Article XIV. Staff Development
E-Teachers completing all of the
requirements of the National Board
for Professional Standards (NBCTs)
shall receive the equivalent of 120 in
service points to be used, in
accordance with the Florida Bureau
of. Certification guidelines, towards
renewing their professional
certificate. .
Article XVIII Professional
,Compensation
J-If a teacher is required to
serve on the No Child Left Behind's
School Improvement Committee (as
required by statute) he/she shall be
reimbursed at the same rate as a
teacher receiving a stipend for staff
development training.
K-Upon documented completion
of the certification process for. the
National

Board for Professional
Standards, the School Board will
pay the candidate a one time bonus
of $500.
Educational Supoort
Professional Contract
(Bold Print indicates addition:
Italic Print indicates deletion)
Change: Article IX Transfers and
Reassignments:
L-The Superintendent or his
designee may, when deemed in the
best interest of the school system, and
when volunteers deemed qualified
by the Superintendent for transfer
are non-existent, involuntarily
transfer unit members.. Before an
employee is involuntarily transferred, a
conference shall be held with the
Superintendent or his/her designee,
except where such transfers are the
result of legal order. Employees who
are involuntarily transferred pursuant
to this Section.will have the right to be
accompanied b,' two representatives of
the A.sociaion and shall be informed
of this right.
Change: Appendix B Dixie
District Schools Salary Schedule by
eliminating Salary Schedule
"District Management Information"
(DM1I)
And
Adding "District Management
Information" (DMI) to Current
Salary Schedule "District
Technology Specialist" (DTS).
Add to: Article VI. Working
Conditions Section L.
if it does not cause any kind of
inconvenience to the school system,
as determined by the
Superintendent or his/her designee,
educational support professionals
may leave fifteen (15) minutes after
the main buses on a day before a
non-student contact day.
Both Instructional and ESP
Contracts
1-Provide appropriate employees


(Part time employees will receive
the same percent of this bonus as the
percent of time they are employed on
November 15ih)
7-The 3.5% across the board raise
is retroactive to July 1, 2005.
TOTAL FINANCIAL PACKAGE
is APPROXIMATELY 11.3%
1.7% Salary Schedule Step
4.4% Increase., in Board
contribution to Health Insurance
Premium.
3.5%- Across the Board Raise for
all employees
1.7% $500 Bonus
11.3%
Attendance Agreement Between
Dixie County and Taylor County


Gallagher Issues


Dissolved: A motion was made by
Dwayne Rollison, seconded by Patrick
Bell and unanimously carried by the
School Board to dissolve the
Attendance Agreement that currently
exists between Dixie County and
Taylor County.
Adjourn: There being no further
business to come before the-School
Board, -the ..special ..meeting.. was
adjourned, following a motion by
Patrick Bell, second -by Dwayne
Rollison, and approval by the School
Board.
Attest & Signed: Dennis W.
Bennett, Superintendent and Glenn
Osteen, Vice-Chairman


Holiday Fire Safety Tips
TALLAHASSEE As Floridians crank up their
heaters and fireplaces and set out the holiday candles and lights,
State Fire Marshal Tom Gallagher is urging residents to keep
safety in mind.
"The number of home fires usually doubles in December,
but most can be prevented," Gallagher said. "The most important
safety precautions are having working smoke alarms and a fire
escape plan."
Other seasonal fire safety tips, including a new Home and
Holiday Fire Safety CD, are available' at www.fldfs.com.
Throughout December, fire prevention specialists with the State
Fire Marshal's Office will disseminate the CD at fairs and various
educational programs throughout the state. The most important
ips Gallagher is urging Floridians to follow are:

Make sure you have smoke detectors and make
sure they work.
Use a flashlight instead of candles if electrical
power is knocked out.
Plug electric space heaters directly into a wall
outlet. Do not use them with an extension cord.
Keep space heaters and other heat sources at
least 3 feet away from furniture, walls and
drapes.
Before using a fireplace, make sure the chimney
flue is open so carbon monoxide gas can
escape.
If your natural gas is shut off or the pilot light
needs to be re-lit, contact your local gas
company. Do not attempt to turn it on yourself.
Water live trees daily.
Don't let tree lights touch needles or curtains.
Turn out lights and snuff candles before going
to bed or leaving the house.
Keep candles out of reach of children and pets
and use sturdy candleholders.
Have an operable fire extinguisher readily
available.
In October, Gallagher sent illustrated growth charts with
age-appropriate fire safety tips to third-graders throughout Florida
to encourage families to talk about fire safety. The State Fire
Marshal's Office and the Department of Financial Services also
have worked with the Department of Elder Affairs to produce.an
distribute a fire safety CD for senior citizens.
"Awareness is critical when it comes to keeping you
family and your home safe," Gallagher said. "These tips can hel
save lives."



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Dixie County Prepares

Community For Influenza

Pandemic
--Participants create own plans through tabletop exercise-
"It's coming. We just don't know when." Health and
emergency response officials fear that with avian influenza
spreading in wild birds in Asia and Europe, a flu pandemic in
people will not be far behind. Sable Bolling, Dixie County
Health Department administrator, joined with Chad Reed, Dixie
County Emergency Management director, to prepare community
leaders by training them about how to plan for a flu pandemic.
The Pandemic Influenza Workshop, followed by a tabletop
exercise, Pandemic Pandemonium, was held on Wednesday,
December 7, from 10 a.m. 4 p.m., at the School Board offices.
Twenty-two community leaders from government, schools,
emergency services, Department of Corrections, healthcare
providers, nearby counties and the faith community gathered
around laptops in small groups to work through the Pandemic
Pandemonium scenario with assistance from Rob McDaniel,
from FSU.
The workshop was led by Jack Pittman, health co-chair of
the North Florida Regional Domestic Security Task Force and
director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and
Response at the Leon County Health Department. Pittman
discussed the history of pandemics, the anatomy of a virus and
the structure of a good plan. Pat Snead, NFRDSTF regional
health training coordinator, demonstrated the proper way to don
a mask (an N 95) and .to wash one's hands to the tune of the
ABC song. Pittman, using "glow germs" and a black light,
showed how easy it is to spread germs simply by shaking hands
in greeting. ,
Pandemic Pandemonium has two parts-the first section is
a primer for leaders about influenza, how it is spread,
interventions and potential impacts on the health, economy and
social fabric of a community. The second part is a tabletop
exercise that walks community leaders through the planning
process and allows them to create an individualized, community-
based action plan tailored to their organization.
Throughout the day, a proud theme emerged. The strength
of this. state is in the rural communities, nowhere else.
Community leaders said repeatedly, "If we are tossed back into a
situation like the Great Depression, because of a pandemic, we
know how to take care of each other and we would survive. We
are a community."
"No one knows if the current avian flu will mutate into 'The
Big One' this season, or the next, or the next," said Pittman.
"But we do know we are overdue for another influenza
pandemic, and public health officials believe that another
pandemic can occur at any time, even outside the normal
season."
Florida has a well-deserved, national reputation as a leader
in public health preparedness and emergency management of
disasters such as hurricanes. Preparation and cooperation are the
keys to the state's success.


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2005


MISCELLANEOUS
FOR SALE
FOR SALE Light Pine Baby Bed
- converts to toddler bed and then
to full size bed. Originally $500.00
- will sell for $250.00 used one
year. Call 498-7621
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TIRES Cooper Tires Discoverer
A/T LT 285/75R16. Like new.
$150.00 Pair, 352-542-0041.
51
FOR SALE Commercial Tanning
Bed, 32 bulb turbo with extra box of
new bulbs. You move. Great for
Christmas, $2,200.00. Call 498-
5983.
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WANTED TO BUY
WANTED TO BUY Buying all
silver and gold coins and billions,
plus old American currency. Call
Jeff 352-213-8066 Leave
Message.
51-52
ANTIQUES &
COLLECTIBLES
LOOKING FOR A GIFT FOR
THAT "hard to buy for" person on
your Christmas list? Check us out
at Back to Yesterday Antiques &
Collectibles. Located 4 blocks from
US 19 on Horseshoe Beach Road.
Open -Thurs., Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.
.49-52


CERAMICS
COME PAINT, FELLOWSHIP &
HAVE FUN with Nancy at Nancy's
Ceramic. Get your Christmas gifts
early. Hours 9-5,. M-W. You
purchase bisque, she supplies all
your painting needs and know how
for only $3.00, (352) 542-2955.
46-ufn
CONSIGNMENT
SHOP
Consignment Shop opening inside
Harvest Winds Ministry, 1 mile
south of Cross City. 498-4004.
51-52
,CARS & TRUCKS
FOR SALE
'FOR-SALE 1985-Toyota Truck
Bed, very good condition, $250.00
OBO. Call Joe after 5:00 PM, (352)
463-9412
46-ufn
.FOR SALE 2000 Chevy Cavalier,
68-K; : excellent condition,
$4,000.00. Call 498-5034.


,:RECREATIONAL
: VEHICLES &
CAMPERS
LIKE NEW 1997 30' Motor
Home. 45,000.00 miles, Full
kitchen, bath w/shower, sleeps 5,
$16,000.00 542-7679.
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FOR SALE 2003 Yamaha 4-
wheeler 400, 2-wheel drive,
$3,000.00. 2002 Yamaha 4-
wheeler 600, 4-wheel drive,
$5,000.00. Both have been
serviced yearly, excellent condition.
Call 542-7942, ask for Jimmy.
51-52
LOST & FOUND
OUR KITTY IS LOST! Missing
since Saturday, Nov 19. Black,
Calico with bobtail, Reward. Had a
delivery from Lowe's in Lake City,
possibly "n a Lowe's truck.
50-51
PETS & SUPPLIES
PATENTED HAPPY JACK
NOVATION protective band:
S.reduce flea, tick, & mosquito borne
',disease on your dog and
household. LAND'S .RANCH
SUPPLY (542-0820).
www.happyjackinc.com.
48-51
AUCTIONS
AUCTION: Open to Public every
Saturday, 6 p.m., Hwy. 19 (Old
Drive-In). Now taking
consignments, we do estate sales,
liquidations and bankruptcies).
Third Generation Auction Service
AB-2424, AU#2548, Tri-State
Auction and Service, serving
Florida, Georgia, Alabama,
AB#2021, UA# 2011. Ca:l 1-866-
243-8972. Toll Free. Also Auction
Every Friday, 6:30, 3 miles South
: of Perry on Hwy. 19. -
33-ufn
YARD SALE
BIG YARD SALE Fri. 16th & Sat.
17"', 800 am until dark. Lots of
Christmas items. Noah Lord Road;
Old Town between Hwy 19 and
55A. Follow the signs.
51
HELP WANTED
FLORIDA PINE STRAW SUPPLY
COMPANY Drivers needed,
Class A CDL, (2) years experience
required, DFWP, call (386) 294-
341.
*;"'- : 12-ufn
,CASHIER Central Florida Electric
Cooperative is seeking a Cashier
for their Cniefland office. Minimum
requirements include: HS diploma
sl,"or GED. two years cashier
experience, MS Word, Excel and
Access competency; general office
skills; strong customer service
skills Must be able to' function
effectively. in a fast-paced
environment. Competitive wages
and benefits package E-mail
resume to dklniaht@ccfec.com or
apply at 1124 N.: Young Blvd.,
Chiefland. Application deadline is 5
p.m., 12/20/05 Successful
completion of a pre-employmeni


physical, drug test and background
check is a condition of
employment. Drug Free
Workplace/EOE.
51-52
FABTECH ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS for welders and
fitters for 2 months. Local job. Call,
352-498-7020.
50-51


APARTMENTS &
ROOMS FOR
RENT
TIMBERS APARTMENTS HUD
.Vouchers Accepted. 1, 2 & 3 BR,
HC and non-HC accessible
apartments. We pay pest control,
water, sewer & garbage. On-site
laundry facility. Call (352) 498-
3175. Hwy. 351A Timber Lane,
Cross City, FL TDD/TTY 711.
Equal Housing Opportunity.
ufn
APARTMENT FOR RENT, Cross
City, 2 BR/ 1B, central heat & air,
$375.00 mo, plus deposit. Good
references required, call 352-498-
3035.


HOMES FOR
RENT
FOR RENT Small 3BR house,
water included. Located 1-mile
outside Cross City. Call 498-2574.
51-52


MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE
DOUBLEWIDE MH, Beautiful
3BR/2B doublewide on 2 acres. A
must see to appreciate; with too
many extras to list. Located in
Rambling Woods Subdivision. A
true steal at $151,500.00 Call Lois
at 542-7835 or 354-5341.
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OFFERED BY
HERRING REALTY
*2 adjoining 2.5 acre lots
located in very nice area in Old
Town- $31,000.00 each.
*Also 2.5 acre lot across the
street $35,000.00
*2.3 Acres, close to town -
$31,000.00

Call Lois at
542-7835 or 354-5341


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FARM LAND
WANTED
WANTED Farm or land wanted.
Family needs farm or land for
organic farm and sanctuary for
pets, prefer secluded, will consider
all, small house, no house ok.
(352) 535-7484.
48-51
COMMERCIAL
PROPERTY FOR
SALE/LEASE
FOR RENT Office Space/Retail
Space on busy US 19. Call Phillip
for details. (352) 493-1069.
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PERSONAL
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE &
SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES:
Individual counseling and support
groups for women are offered
through Another Way, Inc. Services
are confidential and free. Contact
any of our Outreach offices at (352)
486-3305, (352) 498-1293, (386)
758-4843 or (386).792-2747 for an
appointment or the location and
times of group counseling. Another
way, Inc. also provides two 24-hour
crisis lines, Sexual Assault 1-866-
875-7983, Domestic Violence 1-
800-500-1119, information and


referral services, legal advocacy,
community education, and
professional training for law
enforcement, health care and
educational personnel.
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AA MEETINGS Wednesday
night, 8:00 P.M. at the Fellowship
Baptist Church, in Steinhatchee,
Florida.
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AA MEETINGS Monday nights,
8:00 p.m. Cross City Church of
Christ, McArthur Street, across
from Gooding Funeral Home. Call
1-800-613-0164.


LOST
OUR KITTY IS LOST Missing
since Saturday, November 19h".
She is a black Calico with bobtail.
REWARD! Had a delivery from
Lowe's possible in a Lowe's'
truck in Lake City. Please call 352-
542-1389.
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SERVICES
CROSSFIRE CONSTRUCTION,
INC. New construction, additions,
remodeling, decks, pole barns, etc.
Licensed & Insured RG 0066812,
Owner Tim Daughtery (352) 486-
6325.
49-7
G & E LAND CLEARING Root
raking, tree removal, burn piles,
discing & leveling. Call 542-0831,
leave message if no answer.
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WELL DRILLING 2 inch & 4 inch
well drilling -Pump Sales, Repair &
Service *Water Conditioners, Iron
Filters, Sulphur Removal & Water
Softeners -State Lic. #2632- now
accepting MC/Visa/Discover. (352)
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INC., Roy Jones, Opr. Mgr. (352)
542-9817, Tim Mead, Rep. (352)
542-1759, or 1-800-437-1128
Anytime.
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ROOFING RR002126, RC
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BUILDING CONTRACTOR: CBC
017140, Custom homes, built on,
your lot. Precision Development,
P. 0. Box 249, 26761 SE Hwy. 19,
Old Town, (352) 542-8416. '
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BURIAL MARKERS
HEADSTONES from $200.00 up.
4 corner stones $75.00. Call
Dixie Monument Co., 542-3432.
Ben Barber, Jr.
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"Visitability

Makes Homes

Accessible"
By Daniel J. Vance
It's the Christmas season,
and perhaps you and yours
planned a party to celebrate.
One consideration you likely
didn't dwell on before sending


out invitations: perhaps some
of the people you invited
simply won't be able to get into
or navigate your home.
Recently, Toledo became the
first Ohio city to adopt a
"visitability" law. Now all
Toledo contractors building
new homes with public funds
must construct the homes in a
way so that people with
mobility disabilities can easily
get into and navigate within
them.
In brief, the homes must
have a no-step entrance, 32-
inch doorways and 36-inch
hallways, and a main-floor,
wheelchair-accessible
bathroom.
"Some thirty cities in eight
states now require (some form
of) 'visitability," said Wendy
Wiitala, 36, a spokesperson for
The Ability Center of Greater
Toledo, which lobbied the
Toledo City Council.
"People are living longer,"
said Wiitala, "and living longer
means a greater number of
people eventually will have
(mobility) impairments. So
why would [a builder] build a
horne that has three steps
getting into it, when the person
buying it may one day have a
stroke and not be able to get up
the steps?"
Wiitala said that many
people with mobility
disabilities have been
searching for accessible homes
to buy but can't find them.
.. She said, "The importance of
'visitability' is that by [building


J homes this way] you also have
- made it possible for these
;"people to become part of their
neighborhood. Many of them
are so isolated."
Wiitala fully understands
mobility disabilities. At 19, she
became a quadriplegic after an
automobile accident. She said
that some of her neighbors do
ask her over for "visits," but to
'"do one she must bring along a
portable ramp. But not
cter, 'rne with a mobility
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Wiitala said that Toledo had
at least three builders
constructing "visitability"
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that these types of homes were
more valuable to buyers.
"Making homes 'visitable'
has other non-disability related
benefits," she said.. "For
instance, lever door handles
make it easier to get into a
home with bags of groceries.
Having a no-step entrance
makes it easier for baby
strollers. And wider doors and
halls make for easier moving
of furniture."
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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2005


Cfristpatm In Te ar 200oo5
By Terri Langford- '. I ,i,,.
The Annual Christmas In The Park was held last Saturday, December 10th at the Cross City City
Park. Oter -4iii children recei ed prc:eni-, j d il '.e I .11111.i ot Jo's jndI l -41 lll-- oi t Kool-aidc
% ere consumed b. eet ..go ers 1i cier,thnlnn the Dr-le t..Iurn, Ch. mber !levmbers hd h.ioped
for and more
The testiliies st.iried nil d j Childrern P rad.-, con plee '. ith Police car.-s and fire e'Linv I "-, "'-
Children decorated bikes ,and .*.i.-a ons in lopes of ** iiiiig ,o ne .-.I four d.:llir prizes Thi, .ear'
winners are Cjll\ Stil!. le'. i.loble, i erett QueC criberr, mnd Dajnelle Sellers. ALL children
participating got a T-hlirt and bike helmnei
Santa J ,J on liJlnd to0 take ordi.-'5 ld gl'.e out tickets t tht tlI cliild en turned irn tOr .; reit back-
pack of goodies Fire truck riders received J tiienmain hl the -ideoni gn.e out Ne,. Testaments
Brother Bobb, Lindie", read the Chritinaj Stur," jnd DJ. Shlia.' n Do'. .in.i entertined alon ith
the Di'ie Countii Hich School Bjnd
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Top picture shows 4"' generation sign painter, Gene Rondeau next to one of his holiday window
creations. Gene was at the Dixie County Advocate last week putting a festive flare on our
windows. The two middle pictures shows a before and after shot of a poinsettia he drew. You can
see Gene's creations sprinkled throughout the area on local businesses. The bottom picture was
taken at the Putnam Lodge entryway. Owner, Ms. Ardith Eagan and Manger Ernie Polley always
do a spectacular job decorating the historical lodge during the Christmas Season.


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