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FEATURES
Right To The Point.......2
Facts & Trivia.........10
Read 180.....................13
School Board
Minutes..................... 11
Real Estate.............11
FWD Seeks
Input 8
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Vol. 84, No. 1, 16 Pages December 29, 2005 50


2005


Year In


Review
By Terri Langford
JANUARY The year
2005 began with tragedy,
triumph and hope. Winfred
"Wimpy" Turner, 62 of Jena
was fatally injured after
running off the roadway early
New Year's morning. A small
memorial was placed at the
area where Wimpy lost his
life, reminding us all of how
quickly life can be taken
away.
Seven-year-old Noah
Kight of Horseshoe Beach
and Lori Land of Cross City
were given second chances at
life as Noah received a new.
liver and Lori was the
recipient of a kidney and
pancreas. Both are doing
great and both will tell you
that their lives have been
changed forever. Feltia
Carter of Cross City was our
story of hope as she was
placed on the kidney donor
list. Feltia is also doing
better.
-On New Year's Day two
Dixie men and their sons
went out on the Gulf for a day
of fun and found themselves
living a nightmare as their
boat crashed into a marker.
Daniel Bannister, Sr., his son
Daniel Bannister, Jr., 13,
Kevin Valentine and his son
Kevin Valentine, Jr., 12, were
fishing in the main channel in
Horseshoe beach when they
struck the marker, throwing
Kevin, Sr. in to the water and
injuring Daniel Sr. Both
young boys were unharmed
and in fact were cited for
having saved Kevin Sr.'s life.
Both Dad's would recover to
celebrate an extra special
Father's Day later in the year.
Mid January the Dixie
County Little League field
underwent some major
additions, which included a
large concession stand,
storage and new restroom
facilities, lights on one of the
fields and some new
playground equipment. Phase
II would come later in the
year.
City Attorney Robert
Moeller administered the
Oath of Office to newly
elected City Council members
- Clay Locklear. Herbert
Hurst, Kay Harden, and
Marcellus Dawson, Mayor
Tank .Lee and City. Clerk
Angie Bush.
Katie Thornton earned the
title of 2004-2005 District
Spelling Bee' Winner :and
went on to compete in the
Regional competition in
Tallahassee.
Controversy over noise
and traffic problems at Ocean
Pond began and continued on
into the year as residents
complained about the mud-
bogging site that is nestled in
a residential area. The issue
would fill County
Commission meetings for
months to come with a final
outcome of tighter regulations
on such events.
Ed Butler celebrated his
100th Birthday on January
12th, 2005. Family and
friends gathered to pay their
respects to a man who is
considered one of Dixie's
jewels. The Town of
Horseshoe Beach also


honored the centurion by
designating January 12th as
Ed Butler Day.
The Dixie County
Advocate was sold to a local
corporation, H & L Media
LLC. Owners Joey Lander
and Dale Herring purchased
the 83-year old newspaper
from "Sidney Dosh, Jr. who
had owned the newspaper
since 2000.
William "Bill" Sims was
rescued by Florida Wildlife
Commission Officer Alan
Kirchinger after he spent the
night out on the Gulf off the
Horseshoe Beach coastline.
Sims' boat ran out of gas.
Sims was able to get a 911
call out before trying to pull
his boat to shore. Sims was
forced to leave the boat
behind which proved to be
too cumbersome to pull.
Other than being exhausted,
Sims was found to be in
good condition and ten'
grateful to all whom .uded
in his rescue.
Tragedy came to the
First District when NNrle
Lynn Burke came home
from. work to find her
brother, Donald Ra. Burke.
50 and his girlfriend. Angela
Ann Lucas, 33, dead in their
motor home from carbon
monoxide poisoning T-heii
deaths were ruled accidental
Added to the tragedy' as
the fact they left their
newborn daughter
named after her
Aunt, little
Myrle Lynn
at Shands
Children's
Hospital,
where she
was being
treated for
m e d i cal '
problems. Sadly.
her Aunt Myrle
reported to us this past
November that her namesake
died from those compilations.
FEBRUARY would be
the beginning of an exciting
and historical e~ ent in
neighboring Steinhatchee as
the Steinhatchee School broke
ground for the. first e'er
gymnasium. The 2 nullion
dollar state of the art
complex houses a full size
basketball court, separate
dressing areas for
boys and girls.
t h r e e
classrooms,
two offices,
bathrooms,
showers, .
activity room and
concession area. On
December 5, 2005 the first
game was played on the
Stingrays' home court.
In Dixie County work
began on Turner Point
Landing, with $194,300 from
a Florida Boating
Improvement Grant and
another $72,999 from Florida
Recreational Development
Assistance Program. The
popular boat ramp was
transformed into a family
recreational area complete
with playground, covered
picnic area, floating dock and
parking. It was hoped that the
boat ramp would be open for
the Memorial Day weekend
but high waters in the
Suwannee delayed the project
for months. However,
Commissioner Buddy Lamb
reported work is almost
complete and hopes to have a
ribbon cutting in the near
future.
The Suwannee Water
Association (SWA) voted


"yes" to proceed with the.
construction of a ne t v. after
treatment facility, bringing the
town's water up to 21st
century standards. As of the
end of 2005, the project is
about ready to start with the
bidding process in the works.
SWA hopes construction will
begin in late January, early
February of 2006.
At one point the SWA
considered having their water
piped from .the Cross City
Water Plant, but that idea was
taken off the table after a
decision between Cross City,
County Commissioners and
SWA found it not to be cost
effective.
Ten-year-old Rachel


County High School. Brittany
Jones was crowned the 2005
Valentine Princess.
A Pennsylvania man was
fatally injured in an accident
seven miles east of Cross
City. Robert G. Counterman,
57, ran a stop sign at the
intersection of CR 353 and
351, hitting Troy Neeley, 32
of Cross City. Neeley and his
passenger received- injuries
and transported to an area
hospital. They have since
recovered from those injuries.
MAR"tc began with the
.search for two Georgia teens
off the Suwannee coastline
after they became separated
from their group. The youth
group had come to Suwannee
during spring break and
planned on boating out to an
island 4.5 miles from the
mouth of the Suwannee to
spend the night. Shawn
Wilkinsen and Clay
NlacKemie srra.\ed from


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Rachel remained in a coma
for months at Shands US in
Gainesville and was
eventually transferred to a
rehabilitation facility in
Orlando where she continues
to improve. Rachel's family
asks for continued prayers
from us all.
Horseshoe residents sent
out a cry for help as canals
filled with silt, making it
sometimes impossible for
boat to navigate out into the
Gulf. Local and state officials
met with residents and
representative from FEMA in
hopes of getting funding to
dredge the canal. After
investigating the situation,
FEMA agreed to fund the
dredging project. This past
week equipment was moved
into Horseshoe and the long
time project began.
Miles Harris and Kaylla
Futch were crowned King &.
Queen of Hearts at Dixie


group as they tried to make
the island in inclement
weather. The search ended in
tragedy when the two young
men's bodies were found near
their capsized canoe.
William Daniel Davis of
Cross City was arrested on
February 23rd after being
charged with the attempted
murder of Willie Simpson.
Simpson was flown to an area
hospital where he was treated
for his stab wounds.
March was the month for
the annual Suwannee River
Youth Fair. 2005 was a very
good year for Dixie youth
with Felicia Blumenberg
receiving the Sr. Speed
Reserve Grand Champion
trophy, Kayla Tuner the Sr.
Speed Grand Champion
trophy and Logan Hodge the
Jr. Speed Grand Champion
trophy. Candace Sanchez


won the Fat Steer Grand
Champion trophy, while
Megan Anderson brought
home the Reserve Champion
trophy. Orrie Branch got the
Grand Champion Feeder Calf
trophy and Holly Brigman the
Grand Champion Rabbit
honors. Kelby Sanchez was
the Reserve Champion Heifer
winner and Kolton Lambert
brought home the Reserve
Champion Swine trophy.
Lela Wimberly was named
"District School Related
Employee of the Year", while
Diana Lock was Named the
"District Teacher of the Year."
Locke was. also the Dixie
County High "Teacher of the
Year", ..while Judith
Whittington received the
honor at Ruth Rains Middle
School, John Kreinbihl at
Anderson Elementary and
Karen Tillis at Old Town
Elementary schools.
The Fletcher Community
in the First District was
named a Florida Heritage Site
in March and the Dixie
County JROTC "Drills" Team
celebrates bringing home
two trophies from the
State Championship
Drill Meet in Lakeland,
Florida.
The Marching Beats
Band gets a big boost of
funding from the School
Board to purchase new
uniforms. Band Director
Jamie Garrett and
husband Will, have
worked hard with
Dixie's talented
youth and
brou g h t
enthusiasm
back into the
music program.
It only stood to
reason that a
"top-performing"
band should look
"top-notch".
Rounding out Dixie
musical talent is local
Christian band "Burning
Bridges", who were asked to
join the Extreme. Tour '05.
Sha\ ii Sunirall, Josh Snyder,
Robbie Vanosdol and Matt
Herring made up the group
that has enjoyed local and
regional success with their
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message.. Later in the year
Shawn Sumrall would leave
the group to go to college.
Colby Herring would come
on board to replace Shawn
and bring new blood into the
successful group.
The reopening of a 15-
year-old cold case that
involved the death of a
newborn whose body was
found along a street in Cross
City gained regional attention.
The tiny baby girl was given
the name "Dixie Doe" and
buried with a headstone in the
Cross City Cemetery.
Sheriff's investigators
reopened the case and had the
body exhumed in hopes that
new technology will be able
to shed light on whom Dixie
Doe's parents ate and help
determine the exact cause of
death.
APRIL Fort Duval,


built at the mouth of the
Suwannee River during the
Seminole War received an
historical marker placed at the
Suwannee Community
Center. The project was a
duel effort by the Dixie
County Historical Society and
Suwannee Chamber of
Commerce.
Cross City welcomed a
new Postmaster, Stacy Mock;
who replaced the retiring Fred
Ackrum. Prior to her post at
the Cross City office, Stacy
was the acting Postmaster at
the Steinhatchee Post Office.
Holly Fremen was
crowned the 2005 Miss Dixie
and Megan Hunt Miss Dixie
Princess. Rounding out the
Queen's Court were 1st
Runner Up Madeleine Rae
Kelley and 2nd Runner Up
Laci Johnson. The Princess
Court included 1st Runner Up
Shamberlena Feltner and 2nd
Runner Up Hannah Morrow.
Cross City's newest radio
station, WCKO-LP hit the
airways in April, broadcasting
Christian songs, giving
listeners another choice in
music. The station is the
brainchild of Judy Sumrall.
She and husband Terri, along
with Jean McLeod and Diana
Locke formed the Cross City
Communications Corporation,
who run the low frequency
station.
April showers brought the
Suwannee River to new
heights as flooding plagued
residents along its banks.
Many residents along the
river were forced to leave
their homes but were able to
return several weeks later.
While area river waters
receded from their flood
stage, Suwannee waters
would remain high and swift
throughout the summer
months.
Former Dixie County
High football star, Nick
Collins would bring Bear fans
out of the woodwork when
Collins was picked during the
2nd round in the NFL draft
and learned he would be
playing for the Green Bay
Packers. From Pop Warner,
to Ranger football, to the
DCHS Bears and on to
Bethune Cookman Wildcats,
Collins has dominated every.
game he played in. The 21-
year-old Collins would
prove to be a good pick
and has proven himself
we once, again as he has
been seen on the
professional field. all.
season.
Sarah Durham was
elected Beta Club State
Secretary. The DCHS
theme, "Make Beta Sweeter
With Sarah", was a big hit,
after all who can resist
sweets!
MAY was the month for
Mothers and this year we
honored two great Dixie
County mothers, Mrs.
Glennie Hines Stevenson and
Mrs. Hattie Bell Collins
Johnson.
The 10th Annual Red
Belly Day continued to
entertain, despite some
challenges from Mother
Nature. The swollen
Suwannee River knocked out
the popular "Belly Flopping"
and "Melon Chunkin", along
with swimming in the
Fanning Springs waters, but
that didn't stop volunteers and
die-hard Ril Belly attendees.
This year's featured group
was Joey Dee and Starliters
with Ron Dee & Bobby Vali.
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By
Jerry Prater



SIs Big Brother watching you?
The term, "Big Brother," as it is used here, is based on circum-
stances described in George Orwell's novel, 1984, which was
,published in 1949, a period during which Communism was on the
rise world-wide.
Orwell was obviously trying to alert his readers to the dangers
of Communism, which had gained an element of adherents among.
'the "Fashionable Left" in Europe and America. Ironically, it is this
same Fashionable Left that has picked up on Orwell's cautionary
:tale and turned it around in an effort to instill a fear of reasonable
:(and, incidentally, legal) national security measures here at home
as our nation confronts international terrorism.
: Since September 11, 2001, there has been no major terrorist
::attack carried out against Americans in our own country. Need I
: point out that this is not because the terrorists have withdrawn to
.the Holy City of Mecca to petition Allah for forgiveness? Nor have
.they concluded that our effective retaliation in Afghanistan and
'Iraq is their just punishment for a criminal act. Quite the contrary,
, they have stepped up their terrorist activities, but-and this is what
::really matters--they have chosen targets they consider to be more
vulnerable and that carry less risk of retaliation or capture.
; Obviously, the attack on a train station in Spain in March of
S2004 was brought on by the perceived willingness of the Spanish
Government to respond by withdrawing its troops from Iraq. And
the more recent attack on the British homeland was likely the result
:of Islamic radicals establishing a significant presence in London
and other British cities.
As for the continuing terrorist activity in Iraq, they have places
.to hide. Saddam loyalists will gladly conceal them, and then there
,are the Iraqis who fear reprisals if the Coalition troops pull out too
soon. There is safe haven across borders--Syria to the west, Iran to
,the east. And if all else fails, Islamic terrorists have had pretty good
luck hiding out in Mosques.
Fortunately, it hasn't come to that here in the United States.
Airport security has become somewhat cumbersome, as politically
correct priorities prohibit us from searching more young, middle-
eastern males than little old ladies in wheelchairs; but somehow the
very presence of security measures has had a beneficial effect. It
o seems likely that the presence of Air Marshals and more secure
:: cockpit doors have been most effective, but in any case, there
: hasn't been another 9/11.
: An extraordinarily effective means of preventing terrorist
attacks here at home has been electronic surveillance of phone calls
; and e-mails. If Osama bin Laden is calling someone in Peoria, we
already know who Osama is, but it's important to learn the identity
and location of his contact in Illinois, because they're probably not
Just planning a fund-raiser for an endangered species of Arabian
: sand crabs.
t This, by the way, did not start with George W. Bush. "Eves-
dropping" for national security purposes has been going on since
state-of-the-art technology was an informer hanging out at a
t waterfront saloon and reporting on the rumors he heard. And just
about all recent US Presidents have done it, not just LBJ and
Richard Nixon. It was also done by the likes of Bill Clinton and
even that paragon of presidential purity, Jimmy Carter.
If you're not a terrorist, but are worried that the government
will pick up on your threat to your ex-wife that you plan to sell
those nude photos to a third-rate girlie magazine, the National
Security Agency probably isn't interested. (However, I'd suggest
4 that you at least have a signed model release and perhaps consult
, with your attorney before you actually do it.)
Otherwise, I don't particularly like government surveillance as
it applies to me, it's just that after more than four years of the
Patriot Act, I don't think much of it does. And in any event, I also
don't like the idea of roadside bombs going off on SR 349 or
'Snipers in the trees who aren't just good ol' boys hunting deer.
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Letter To The Editor
We Need It UCS
Coats you don't wear crowding your closet'? We have people
who need them. Too many sheets and towels for the linen closet?
We have people who have none. Shoes and clothes you never
wear? We have people who will. Too many toys after Christmas?
Please donate them. Extra sets of pots, pans or dishes? We have
families to use them. Remember that yard sale last summer sitting
in boxes in your garage and the car won't fit? There's a 100%
deduction on your taxes for those items. We give receipts for tax
purposes.
Have nice jeans you wish you knew someone who could wear
them? We know who could. Please don't fill the County dumpsters
with good, clean, usable items. It costs you money.
We have a donation box right behind our store across from the
Courthouse for you people new to our County. We definitely have
people who need these usable items. At this quiet time of the year,
make one of your New Years resolutions to sort your home of
donateable items and bring them on in. May God bless you and
yours in the coming new year!
United Christian Services, downtown Cross City-
498-5702
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Letter To The

Editor
Come February there is a
person that has lived in Dixie
County all of his nearly 80
years and has been a member
of the same Church for over 50
years. This man has also been
an entrepreneur, businessman
and is a highly respected pillar
of the community most of his
life. I have been fortunate
enough to know him for nearly
five years.
I had the honor of going to
his Church with him for The
Christmas service this
past Sunday and had dinner
with him at one of the local
restaurants, after the wonderful
service at his Church.
One thing that the two
places had in common Sunday
was that many folks came up
to him and told him how good"
it was to see him, how good he
looked and much he was
missed as well as other
comments of encouragement.
This man was taken to the
hospital several months, ago
and from there he had to be
placed in a Re-hab center until
he can get strong enough to
return home.
The saddest thing about his
entire situation is it that only 5,
yes, five people have been to
visit him in the rehab center. I
have been totally dismayed by
this, I'm sure many folks have
ridden through Trenton on
their way to Gainesville, it's
only three blocks from the
main road to Ayers. Rehab
Center but it seems that very
few would or could take a
few minutes out of their busy
schedule to visit him,
even over the holidays.
This man's name is
Mahlon McKinney and I am
very disappointed about the
way he has been treated by the
many people that know him
and have called him their
friend over the many years
they have known him.
What a shame,
Ben West
Suwannee Fl.

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rant, but not enough that
you get interrupted when
you eat.
-Fran Lebowitz


Dixie County

Jail Log
DECEMBER 19
YEARWOOD, RICHARD LEON, 28. Hold
For Court VOP.
LAMB, OLIVER JEFFERSON, JR., 40,
VOP DWLS/R, Possession Drug
Paraphernalia.
DOBBS, ROBERT WILLIAM, 36, FTA -
Criminal Mischief (Levy Co.).
DECEMBER 20
VAZUES-OSORIO, URI ERUIT, 24, No
Valid Drivers License.
GROSJEAN, JOHN RYAN, 42, Trespass
On Posted Property, Disorderly
Intoxication.
CAROTHERS, JAMES SCOTT, 59, DUI,
Violation of License Restrictions, Careless
Driving.-
DECEMBER 21
OGLESBY, EDWARD SHAWN, 22,
DWLS/R, Careless Driving, Open
Container, Felony DWSL/R.


DECEMBER22
YERIAN, BRIAN ALLEN, Drug
Paraphernalia Use or Possession.
DECEMBER23
DECEMBER 24
JERRELLS, VINCENT SHEPHERD, 20,
Possession Drug Paraphernalia (2cts.).

VASQUEZ, JESUS ORLANDO, 20, No
Drivers License.
MELTON, BOBBY JOE, 34, No Drivers
License.
CANNON, PATRICK ALLEN, 41, DUI.
VASQUEZ, LORENZO L., 20, Principal In
The 1s, Carrying Concealed Weapon,
Resisting Without Violence.

DECEMBER 25
PATLAN, JUST JUAVES, Principal In
The First Degree, Resisting Without
Violence.
ZIMMERMAN, ROBERT S., 49,
Possession -20 Grams, Possession Drug
Paraphernalia.


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Monthly Meetings,
Events and Helpful
Information

Medical, Donations &
,, Volunteer
*, 55 Alive Volunteer
Instructors Needed -
Previous experience is of no
consequence, training
-sessions provided. Call: 352-
.726-0753.
2001 Rx Program free
breathing medications and
Nebulizers asthma,
emphysema or COPD for
qualified patients. Call: 800-
344-5764.
Florida Department of
Elder Affairs Volunteers
needed for the SHINE
(Serving Health Insurance
Needs of Elders) Program.
Comprehensive training
provided with flexible hours.
Call: 1-800-262-2243.
Hospice of North Central
Florida To request
information about
volunteering opportunities,
Call: Dana Weinfurter 352-
493-2333
Poison Hotline a life-
saving national hotline for
poison emergency treatment
and advice. Call: 800-222-
1222.
Clubs & Organizations
r American Legion Post
383
Meetings are on 1st Wed. and
3rd Tues. each month @
6:30pm: Call 542-2169
Attention Air boaters'
North Florida Conservationi and
Airboat Alliance, a newly formed
club is looking for new members,
that are interested in fellowship
with other air boaters and
sportsmen, and working to keep
our public lands and waterways
..open for everyone to use and enjoy.
Every meeting is covered dish Club
meets second Tuesday of every
month at 7:00 PM at Mark Carvers
,cook shed: 11166 100th, Live Oak,
Florida, 32060. (1st drive on right
just past Suwannee valley Electric
SCoop.) For more information
contact: Chris Ave, Phone # 386-
658-1092

.' Car Show! Last
Thursday of every month in
the parking lot of. Farmers
SFurniture & Bell's Restaurant
in Chiefland.
Dixie County Historical
Society Sale of Dixie
County Historical Material
weekly each Friday at the
old-Old Town School, comet
of SR 55A and CR 349.
Free Business Assistance
UNF Small Business
Development Center at the
Chamber of Commerce office
in Cross City. Call M-W-F
from 9-12 at 498-5454 to set
p an appointment.
, Appointments are every
Thursday between 1-4 p.m.
', Florida Department Of
: Elder Affairs Shine
Program meets every
second Thursday from
S 10:00am- 12:00noon.
Toll Free Rape & Sexual
Assault Hotline 1-866-
875-7983. A trained staff
member will answer the'
hotline number 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week.
United A.B.L.E.
S Association helps children
"& adults \' ith disabilities, and
Their families improve their
Quality of life and receiVe
Necessary services. Call:
1877-446-2253.
SMeetings & Events
SAlzheimer's Support
S, Group 3rd Tuesday of each
i month at the Cross City
SRehab. Contact 498-2005.
S AL-ANON Family
S Group Meetings are held
: every Wednesday Evening @
S5:30pm at the First Methodist
,1 Church 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 7 p.m. at the City
Hall.
* DAV Auxiliary bingo
every Wednesday, 11 a.m.
and Saturday, 6 p.m. at
Veterans Rd. DAV Bldg. In
Cross City.
* Dixie Amateur Radio
Klub 3rd Monday of each
month at 7 p.m. Call: 498-
3306.
* Dixie Cattleman's
Association 4th Thursday at
7 p.m. at the Trailriders Club.
Dixie County Chamber of
Commerce 2nd Thursday of
each month at 12 noon at the
Dixie County Library.
Dixie County Education
Foundation 3rd Tuesday of
each month at 12 noon. Call:
498-1426.
Dixie County Fire
Council 2nd Thursday of
each month at 7 p.m. at the
EOC building.
Dixie County Historical
Society 3rd Monday of each
month at. 6:30 p.m. Call:
498-3128.
Dixie County Woman's
Club 2nd Thursday at 7
p.m.
Dixie District School
Board 2 Tuesday of each
month at 6 p.m. at the School
Board facility in Old Town.
: Dixie Horseman's
Association every 3rd
Tuesday at 7 p.m.. at the
Cypress Inn.
Dixie Shrine Club 1st
Thursday of each month.
Call: 352-542-7816.Hwy 351
2 miles North of Cross City.
Shriners and Guest Welcome.
Family Caregivers 2nd
Tuesday of each month at 2
p.m. Call: 1-800-717-3277.
Holy Cross Catholic
Church Bingo every
Tuesday evening U.S. 19.
Doors open at 6 p.m. -
snacks available. Free coffee.
Horseshoe Beach Town
Council 1st Thursday of
each month at the City Hall
beginning at 6 p.m.
* Levy County Horse Club
2nd Thursday of each month
at 7 p.m. at the Bell's
Restaurant in Chiefland.
Man-To-Man Prostate
Cancer Group meeting 3rd
Wednesday of each month
from 7 8 p.m. Call: 1-888-
295-6787 (Press 2) Ext. 114.
MT. Olive Cemetery Inc.
Monthly meeting Held every
last Tuesday @Jena
Community Club House at
7pm. Everyone is Welcome.
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.
Shamrock Masonic
Lodge 2nd & 4h Thursday
nights at 8 p.m.
Sons. of Confederate
Veterans meeting 2nd
Saturday each month at 6:30
p.m. at Shamrock Masonic
Lodge.
Tri-County Breast
Cancer Support Group -
meets the 2" Monda of each
month at 7 p.rm. Call: 352-
490-4545. *
Tri-County Marine
Corps League Auxiliary -
Meets 3 Tuesday of each
month at the DAV. Hall in
Cross City beginning at 7:30
p.m. Call: 352-493-2919.
A talented trumpetir who
toots his own horn winds
up playing to an empty
theatre. A talented trum-
peter who lets others rec-
ognize his talent winds
up a legend.
-Lisa Edmondson'


LCCC Board Meets
Lake City, Fla. The Lake City Community College District
Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m., Tuesday, January 10, 2006,
in the LCCC Board Room.
The District Board of Trustees is appointed by the governor
and the trustees' term is for a four-year period. Anyone in the
college's district may send a nomination to the governor for trustee
appointments.
LCCC is a two-year community college locally governed and
publicly supported. The college serves a five-county district that
includes Baker, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, and Union counties.
LCCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the
associate degree.
A complete agenda will be available prior to the meeting. For
more information contact the public information office at (386)
754-4248. This meeting is open to the public.


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REVIEW
Continued From Pg. 1
Looking over the crowd
everyone enjoyed the upbeat
tempo and energy from the
group. And at the end of the
day it was reported, "A good
time was had by all."
A Bell resident would be
fatally injured in an accident
that occurred five miles north
of Bell on CR 340. Wesley L.
Langford was pronounced
deceased at the scene after
Lucinda Gail Hines, also of
Bell veered into Langford's
lane, striking the left front side
and causing the Langford car
to spin out of control.
The following week, rough
seas in the Gulf would claim
the life of Theodore Swing and
James Allen Hinton after their
boat capsized. The third
friend, Joseph Stalvey would
survive the accident that
started out as a much-
anticipated fishing trip for the
friends.
A two-year investigation
into the death of pedestrian,
Dennis Jerald Crews, 42, of
Cross City, came to a close as
James N. Corbin, 27, of Cross
City and his passenger,
Richard J. Moore, 29 of Old
Town, were arrested in the
incident. Paint samples were
taken from Corbin's truck and
from the body of Crews and
found to be a match, leading
investigators to Corbin and
closure in the case.
On May 10th Thomas
Matthew Strigis, Jr., 41 of
Brandon, Florida would lose
his life in a single vehicle
accident on SR 349 South.
Several days later, Nancy Mae
Morrison, 63 of Steinhatchee,
would lose her life during an
accident on SR 51, 9 miles
north on US 19. Both drivers
reportedly ran off the roadway
and lost control while
overcorrecting.
Ben Wadsworth was
named Dixie County High's
Class of 2005 Valedictorian
and Amanda Chambers,
Salutatorian.
JUNE started off on a
sad note as a Lake Placid
woman was killed when she
failed to stop and ran into the
back of a pickup truck.
Beverly Ann Evans, 69, was
flow n to an area hospital %\ here
she would later die from her
injuries.
The Commissioners made a
Sold move and approved a
zoning change for a waste
gasification plant. The plant
will be located off the Rollison
Road; next to the County's
Transfer Station and will use
an environmental friendly
"process called
gasification/thermal oxidation.
The plant will be the first of its
kind in Florida. Research into
the new technology shows that
it will be a "win-win" for
Dixie residents.
Dixie District Schools
received their FCAT "report
cards" in June with Old Town
Elementary receiving an "A",
Anderson Elementary a "B",
Ruth Rains Middle School
dropping to a "C" and Dixie
County High remaining at a
"D".
JULY The 4th of July
was celebrated throughout
Dixie with picnics and family
gatherings and fireworks.
SHorseshoe Beach, Suwannee
and Steinhatchee went all out
.. this year with spectacular
fireworks displays, lighting up
Dixie skies.
Bay Scallop season began
July 1st. While it started out
slow, business did pick up as
visitors and local alike enjoyed
harvesting the much sought
after shellfish up until
September 10th.
In July a Grand Jury
indicted Gregory Scott Welch,
42 for the shooting death of
Benjamin Wright of Bell.
Welch was charged with
Second Degree Murder with a
firearm. The incident occurred


. during an argument at
Wright's residence off CR 349
Sin Dixie County.
Twenty-five year postal
veteran Linda Lambert was
promoted to Postmaster at the
Suwannee Post Office. While
she 'stated she was going to
miss her postal patrons in
Cross City, she was
overwhelmed by the warm
welcome from the Suwannee
residents. The last we heard,
Linda is doing a great job and
enjoying the coastal
community.
Commissioners were-
thrilled when they received an
architect drawing for the


renovations at the Courthouse.
The $380,000.00 project will
give the overcrowd Clerk's
Office an additional 2,000 sq.
ft. which will house seven
offices and a records vault.
The project is being funded
with a grant secured through
the Small County Courthouse
Program and a "nest egg"
provided by the County itself.
It is hoped that the renovations
will be completed by June of
2006.
This past summer would
prove to be one of the worst
hurricane seasons on record.
On July 10th, Dixie County
would feel the effects of
Hurricane Dennis as it traveled
up the coastline, eventually
making landfall in Florida's
Panhandle. When Dennis
passed it was a CAT 4
hurricane and while it brought
minimal winds, the storm
surge combined with high tide
brought water in excess of 4-7
feet, running into homes and
businesses. Damages
throughout the coastal
communities would later bring
in over $60,000 in FEMA
funds.
The Town of Horseshoe
Beach swore in their new
Council Member in July, even
though there was no election.
Katherine Hutchinson will
serve her 5th term as Mayor,
George "Teddy" Kight his 6th
term as councilman, as well as
Martha McBumrnette her 3rd
term, and Tina Brotherton, her
5th term. Newcomer,
Talmadge Bennett was also
unopposed and will serve his
1st term as a council member.
Carlie Jackson Boyington
75, of Steinhatchee was fatally
injured on July 16th, 2005
during an accident two miles
north of Chiefland, at the
intersection of US 19 and NW
135th Lane. A report stated
that Boyington ran off the
roadway when he swerved to
miss a car in front of him who
was turning. Boyington was
ejected from his vehicle, which
caused the fatal injuries.
Anderson Elementary
School welcomed two new
principals at the "Anchors"
helm, Principal Denee Butler
and Assistant Principal Mike
Thomas. Both Butler and
Thomas are DCHS graduates
and Dixie County natives.
Butler had been serving as
Assistant Principal at Old
Town Elementary before
moving to AES where she had
been assistant principal for the
past two years. Thomas
transferred from Ruth Rains
Middle School where he has
taught for 10 years. Butler
replaced Garry Durham, a 35-
year veteran of the school
system, 27 of those years as
AES principal. Durham
accepted a new position as the
District's Curriculum Director.
AUGUST started out
with Dixie Sheriffs, past and
present, being honored. Joye
Woodall, wife of former
Sheriff Sammy Woodall,
presented the County
Commissioners with a pictorial
history of the men who served
and protected our community
for the past 84 years. The
pictures can be seen in the
hallway at the courthouse.
Joye hopes someone will
continue to add to the wall and
give future Sheriffs a place of
honor as well.
It was announced in early
August that the new 911
System would be up and
running on the 31st of August.
The new system is a huge
improvement, providing
valuable information to
emergency crews. Dispatchers
out at the County Jail began
their training on the new
system once it was installed.
Calls made now give the
caller's phone number, 911
addreseses and what emergency
services stations are the closet
to the caller.
On August 20th, David
Carrillo, 27 of Immokalee and
his passenger, Jeffrey Lee
Davis, Jr. of Perry, were fatally


injured in a single vehicle
accident approximately 11.5
miles north of Cross City on
US 19. Davis, the driver, ran
off the road while going into a
turn. Trying to get back onto
the roadway he overcorrected
and spun out of control, hitting
tree. This same curve would
later take one more life,
Captain Laurence N. Brammer,
Jr. of Oklahoma.
Commissioners have asked the
Florida Department of
Transportation to look into
putting some type of caution
device at the curve to warn


drivers about the abrupt
straightening of the road.
On August 24th Katrina
made her first landfall in
Florida near Miami as a
category 1 hurricane. Eleven
would perish before she moved
across the state an into Gulf
waters. Once in the warm Gulf
waters, Katrina would reach a
terrifying category 5 with 175
mph winds and an eye that
stretched nearly 30 miles
across. On August 29th she
made landfall near Grand Isle,
Louisiana as a category 4
storm with winds lashing out at
150 mph along with record
rainfall and storm surges. The
destruction of Katrina
continues to make headlines as
residents from Louisiana,
Mississippi and the Florida
Panhandle struggle to recover.
Helping with the recovery
was a team from Dixie's
Emergency Operations Center,
Fire Department and Sheriffs
Office. Taking the Mobile
Command Center were Johnny
Lee, EOC Director Chad Reed,
Gary Nave, Dean Miller and
Darin Brown. The team of
volunteers spent several weeks
at "ground zero" in Biloxi,
MS.
Dixie would serve as a
haven for several evacuees,
who included the Brown,
Merritt, Stigler and Granger
families who found shelter at
the home of Barbara Brown in
Old Town. Donna Hurley,
also of Old Town, was proud
to see her mother, father and .
brother, Jerry, Irene and Beau
Walker, get out of Katrina's
path as well. All these families
lost everything and are having
to start over. Their futures are
uncertain, but one thing is for
sure... they are all thankful to
be alive.
On August 24th, Dixie
County High student, Candace
D. Veach, 16, received life-
threatening injuries as she
pulled out from the high school
parking lot onto US 19,
running into a truck driven by
Daryl R. Jackson of Cross
City. Candace was flown to
Shands UF where she was
treated for extensive injuries,
requiring 31 units of blood.
She passed away on September
4th, 2005.
SEPTEMBER Plans ,
for a proposed Chiefland-
Hospital was also rekindled in
September. A group, many of
who were on the original task
force for the previous plans for
an area hospital by Ameris
Health Systems, got together
new determination and hopes
of a more favorable outcome.
With Ameris out of the picture
the group will be challenged to
find funding. from local
backers. We will continue to
report their progress.
Development of our coastal
communities was also
"headline" stories in 2005.
Land prices reached all time
highs, followed by taxes going
out the roof! A small group of
citizens in the communities of
Suwannee, Horseshoe Beach
and Jena have tried to halt the
insanity of development.
However, they continued to
buy up land and secure re-
zoning permits.


to build, they formed the
Suwannee Water Improvement
Group, or "SWIG" with the
sole intent of solving the
pending distribution, line
problems with Suwannee
Water & Sewer. The
developers will be putting in,
at their expense, a new "trunk
line" that will also be used as
the backbone from the
community water lines. They
will also provide a storage tank
and booster pump system.
SWIG will be investing
$370,000.00 to help solve this
potential development stopper.
Work on the Town of
Cross City roadways began in
late September. Some 20
roads received partial
replacement or re-surfacing.
The price tag for the project


was approximately
$550,000.00, paid for from ad
valorem taxes that had been
earmarked for street
improvement.
OCTOBER Amy
Sanderlin, 19, of Old Town
was killed in an accident on
October 7th on US 19 near the
SR 349 intersection. Sanderlin
was a passenger in a vehicle
driven by Rosanna C. Horsley
21, also of Old Town. An
investigation into the accident
would reveal that Horsely had
been driving at a high rate of
speed at the time of the


accident. Horsely, and
Sanderlin, along with two
other passengers, Tia Corbin,
22 and Jennie M. Knight, 24,
both of Cross City were all
thrown from the vehicle.
Horsely, Corbin and Knight
were transported to area
hospitals while Sanderlin was
pronounced deceased at the
scene.
Horsley was arrested on
December 13th, 2005, charged
with DUI Manslaughter,
Vehicular Homicide, DUI
Serious Injury, DUI Injury and
Possession of Cannabis.
The Florida Wildlife
Commission officers found a
missing Taylor County man
October 8th. Lonnie Ray Goff,
54, of Perry, had been missing
for almost a week after he and
fishing partner Jimmy White,
67, also of Perry had left out
on a fishing trip. An extensive
search by local law
enforcement, Coast Guard and
FWC lead to the discovery of
Goff's body in the Gulf near
the mouth of the Fenholloway
River. White's body was
never recovered.
The Dixie County
Vocational School was
renamed in honor of former
teacher and administrator,
Prince B. Oliver, Sr. Oliver
worked in the Dixie school
system for 46 years. The
Vocational School originally
was called the Oliver building.
At that time whites and black
students were segregated. Mr.
Oliver would later transfer to
Anderson Elementary where
he served as Assistant
Principal until he retired in
1979. Mr. Oliver is known for
his love of children and love of
education. He was very
honored to have the school
dedicated in his name.
The Dixie County Golden
Bears were undefeated this
past football season and went
on to win the Suwannee Valley
League, Upshaw Tri-County
Conference Bowl
Championship. Way to go!
NOVEMBER was
Homecoming time. Sarah
Durham was crowned the 2005
Homecoming Queen and
Robert Yarrel Named King.
The sophomores took 1st Place
in Class Competition Week,
with seniors placing 2"d,
juniors 3rd and freshmen 4th. It
was a great week!
Fishermen received yet
another blow as a ban on
grouper fishing was put into
effect. The ban comes after a
study showed where sports
fishing had greatly depleted
the grouper population. Of
course the controversy
continues with sportsman
disagreeing with the new
ruling.
Also put into effect this
hunting season was a dog
registration law. All hunting
dogs must be registered with
the FWC. Dog owners whose
dogs violate private property
laws face large fines if their
dogs are found running across
private property. This new law
has also seen its share of
controversy.
To the dismay of many
low-income residents, the
Cross City Department of
Children & Families Office
closed on December 2nd. The
Commissioners learned of the
closure after, the County Public
Library had been approached
to act as an alternative site for
citizens to apply for food
stamps, temporary cash
assistance, reftigee assistance


and Medicaid programs
administered by the DCF.
The Commissioners turned
down the request, stating that it
was an attempt from the state
to defer costs for such
programs to local government.
Resident's needing assistance
should call the toll free number
to find out where they need to
go. That number is 1-866-762-
2237.
The McGriff Channel
Dredging Project received
additional funding this past
November. The project has
been in the works for over nine
years and finally looks like it
will happen in 2006. In 2002,
Congressman Boyd secured $2
million for the dredging
project and while that figure
was sufficient three years ago,
costs have since gone up. An
additional $450,000.00 was
received from the Conference
Report on the Energy & Water
Development Appropriations
Act legislation. Boyd, was
*thrilled to be able to give Dixie
Commissioners and citizens
the good news.
The Sanchez Family,
Herman, Jr., Virginia, Trey,
Kelby and Lacey, were
honored by the County
Alliance for Responsible
Stewardship (CARES) and the
Suwannee River Partnership.
This honor was given to the
Sanchez's for their standards
of excellence in resource
management, helping to
protect the environment.
A teacher's aide at the New
Hope Charter School in Levy
County, was arrested on
November 16th, following an
investigation by the Florida
Department of Law
Enforcement with allegations
that she had sex with several
students raging in age from 15,
to 17 years-old. Jennifer Hines,
32 of Old Town was charged
with three counts of Unlawful
Sexual Activity with Certain
Minor and one count of Lewd
and Lascivious Offenses
Committed Upon or in the
Presence of Persons Less Than
16 Years of Age.
DECEMBER As
.Thanksgiving and Christmas
approached, many
organizations prepared to help
those in our community have a
little bit better holiday season.
The ladies at the Holy Cross
Mission Catholic Church
served up their 27 annual
Thanksgiving Dinner for area
senior'citizens. This year they
whipped up enough food to
feed 165 guests!
Chamber members began
preparations for the Annual
Christmas In The Park, held on
December 10th. This year
would prove to be one of the
best yet! The weather was
perfect and the mood festive.
Over 400 children received
presents, rides on the fire
trucks and of course, a chance
to tell Santa their list of toys
they hope to receive this
Christmas. The Dixie County
High School Band played
festive holiday music along
with DJ Shawn Downing and
Brother Bobby Lindsey read
the "Christmas Story". Over
1,000 hot dogs were consumed
and 40 gallons of Kool-Aide to
wash them down with, Great
job Chamber!
A report of a former Dixie
County resident, Matt
Edmonds, sustaining major
burns in an explosion quickly
spread and family and friends
began to do all they could to


help. Matt and his co-worker;
Cedric Wade were taken to thq
Shands Bum Unit irt
Gainesville. Matt haS.
undergone several surgeries
already and the prognosis ig
good. He and his family credit
a lot of his recovery to all th"
prayers on his behalf. The
reason for the explosion at thd
SAC cement plant in Branford
is still unclear.
The Florida Wildlifd
Commission ended the yeaf
with a bang, reducing the bag
limit for Red Grouper from
two fish per day to one,
beginning January. This is
another attempt for the grouper
to have a chance to repopulate,
according to FWC officials.
The FWC' also passed a
new ruling that is requiring
mufflers to be placed on
airboats. This action was
taken after airboat noise
became an increasing problem.
Commissioners also voted to
work in cooperation, with the
airboat industry, to develop
innovative solutions for
making the boats quieter.
Beginning the first week in
January, truck traffic will be
re-routed from going through
the middle of Cross City to the
truck route on 351A. In
addition to trucks being re-
routed, three 4-way stops have
been placed at major
intersections throughout the
town, including the one at
CR351 (Cedar Street) & NE
210th Ave. (Barber Ave.) by
the courthouse. These changes
were made to help protect
pedestrian traffic and will
provide a safer area for school
zones, day care center,
Suwannee River Economic
Council, EMS station, Cross
City Cemetery, funeral home
and shopping center entrance.
The 4-way stop signs will go
into effect the second week in
January.
At the last Board of County
Commission Meeting for the
2005 year, Clerk of the Court
Joe Hubert Allen announced
that he was retiring after 29
years of serving the,people of
Dixie County. Allen, who has
just finished the first year of a
four-year term, is leaving due
to health problems. The
Governor -will be appointing
someone as acting Clerk until
the 2006 election.
One more notable for the
2005 year...hats go off to the
Dixie County Sheriffs
Department for cracking down
on the drug and theft problems.
Sheriff Dewey Hatcher stated
that his office has a zero
tolerance policy on illegal
drugs and narcotics and his
Drug Task Force has been
enforcing the law. Numerous
arrests have been highlighted
in the Advocate this past year.
To Sheriff Hatcher and his
team, we give you a BIG
DIXIE SALUTE!
All in all, it was a busy
year for our small community.
As we begin to experience
growing pains and tight
budgets, let's keep in mind of
all of our blessings. Together
we can accomplish much.
Here's to a great 2006!


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New Prospect Baptist

Church News
' Sunday's service was special this week, as we congregated to
celebrate the birthday of God's only Son, Jesus. The choir and
music were excellent, and we were also blessed with songs by
special singers, all of whom did superb jobs. Bro. Billy then
brpught God's glorious message from Luke 2:8-14. After the
,sermon and the adding of two new members by letter, the
congregation retired to the church annex for a baptismal service.
What a blessing it was to be in God's house!
., On Wednesday evening, December 28th, we will celebrate the
90th birthday of Bro. Wilbur Long at the church, an event to which
we've been looking forward with anticipation. Happy Birthday,
Bro. Wilbur!
We sincerely hope you had a Merry Christmas, and would like
to wish you the best for the coming New Year! Please visit with us
at New Prospect and, as always, keep praying for one another,
those on the church prayer lists, our military, and our nation's
leaders. Have a good week, and may God bless and keep you.


Providence Ministries
If your church has no plans to see our "Lords" New Year in,
Providence Ministries at Otter Springs offers the following: Watch
Night, Saturday December 31st at 6:00 pm. This includes a covered
dish dinner, Christian fellowship and "open mic night". This is a
non-denominational event. Also joining us will be Travis Lewis,
musical evangelist.
If you or your group would like to participate in our music
program, please call Trish at 352-463-0800 or 800-883-9107 for
more information.
Please note this event replaces our regular fellowship dinner for
January 2006. E-mail us at ottersprintisrv(caaol.com or visit the
web site at www.ottersprin1 s.com.
To reach Otter Springs from Hwy 26, turn north on CR 232 and
then left on SW 70th Street. The entrance is one mile on the right.


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The Word Made
Flesh
"Heaven and Hell"
Continued from last week. (PS
104:30) "Thou sendest forth thy
spirit, they are created; and thou*
renewest the face of the earth".
(Isaiah-43:7) "Even every one that
is called by my name: for I have
created Him for my glory, I have
formed him; yea, I have made
Shim". (Isaiah 65:17,18) "For,
behold I created new heavens and
a new earth: and the former shall
. not be remembered, not come into
mind. But be ye glad and rejoice
forever in that which I create: for;
behold, I create Jerusalem a
rejoicing and her people a joy".
(Isaiah 66:22) "For as the new
heaven and the new earth, which I
will make shall remain before me,
saith the Lord, so shall your seed
andiyour name remaifi". (IT Pet&er
3:10-18) "But the day of the Lord
will come as a thief in the night; in
the which the heavens shall pass
away with a great noise,'and the
elements shall melt with fervent
heat, the earth also and the works
that are therein shall be burned up.
Seeing then that all these things
shall be dissolved, what manner of
persons ought ye to be in all holy
conversation and godliness.
"Looking for and hasting unto the
coming of the day of God, wherein
the heavens being on fire shall be
dissolved, and the elements shall
melt with fervent heat?
Nevertheless we, according to his
promise, look for new heavens and
a new earth, wherein dwelleth
righteousness. Wherefore,
beloved, seeing that ye look for
such things, be diligent that ye may
be found of him in peace, without
spot, and blameless. And account
that the longsuffering of our Lord
is salvation; even as our beloved
brother Paul also according to the
wisdom given unto him' hath
written unto you: As also in all his
epistles, speaking in them of these
things; in which are some things
hard to be understood, which they
that are unlearned and unstable
wrest, as they do also the other-
*scriptures, unto their own
destruction. Ye therefore, beloved,
seeing ye know these things,,
before, beware lest ye also, being
led away with the error of the
wicked, fall from your own
stedfastness. But grow in grace,
and in the knowledge of our Lord
and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him
be glory both now and forever.
Arnen." (Jeremiah 4:23) "1 beheld
the earth and lo, it was -without
f.rm, anndvoid; and the heaven
'nd they had no light". I, ihe son
.)f man, say, the earth being void
signifies that there was no longer
any good of life or truth of doctrine
in the people. That being waste
and void, night had come. The
basis and the foundation of the
heavens is the human race. We sit
in heavenly places and taste of the
power of the world to come. There
are two worlds: A spiritual world
where spirit and angels are, and a
natural world where men are.
Spiritual things are substantial







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Natural things are material. The
exterior from the interior. The
natural originated from the
spiritual. The material (is the
substance of which a thing is
made) from the substantial. Now
the spiritual works and performs its
functions through the natural. In
the spiritual world a perpetua
creation exists. The eternal it
itself must look to what is infinite
and eternal from itself in things
finite. (Rev 1:18) "I am he tha
liveth, and was dead, and behold,
am alive for evermore, Amen, and
have the keys of hell and death"
What is the spiritual but a pure
natural, '"Let thy Kingdom comic
that thy will be done in earth as i
is in Ilea'en". Loce c,ou
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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:OOP 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 UsI
"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:OOA
Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7P
Minister Bill Ross (352) 339-5864

Cross City Church of God
K erer.. Slreel Cr,.:..: CI, "
Froclaming Trhe Fun Gospel For 411People"
Sunday School 10A** Morning Worship 11A
Children's Church 11A** Evening Worship 6:30P
Wednesday Family Training Hour Adult & Teen Ministry,
Boy's Brigade & Girl's Club 7:30P
Rev. Ed & Svivia Ivev, Pastor (352) 498-3280
Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Church
100 Parker Stret Cross City
In the heart of Dixie Co., with Dixie Co. at heart!
Sunday School 10A- Morning Worship 11A
Children's Church Ages 3-11 '
Sun. Evening 6P (Youthquake, ages 12-18)
Wed. FamlIy rigrt-i 7:30P Missionette's & Boy's Club
Pastor Paul & Louise Tyson (352) 498-0736
Faith Baptist Church
ICR 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 11 A
Sunday Evening -7P Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Nursery Provided
Pastor Marvin & Janice Parsley 352) 498-3366


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US 19 Cross City
havecome that they mayhave ife, and haveitmre abWndanly. Jo.n t. to
Sunday School 9:30A Morning Worship 10:45A
.a .. Evening Worship 7P
A 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 Wont You Come On In"
Sunday School 9:45A* Morning Worship 11A
Evening Worship 6P
Wednesday Bible'Study 7P
Knock & the door will open, seek & you will find, ask &
you will be given life eternaly.
Pastor Royce Hanshew (352) 542-7050
First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee
Riverside Drive Steinhatchee
'Lightouse On The Gulf'
Sunday School -10A- Morning Worship 11A
Evening Worship 6P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P
Awana 6:30P
Pastor Leon Holden (352) 498-2108
IFirst Baptist Church of Horseshoe Beach
25 Main Street Horseshoe Beach, FL (352) 498-0756
"Where God's Word Is Changing Lives"

Bible Study 10a.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
S. Sundy3v Scnh'ol 9:45A, Morning Worship 11A
vWednesday Adult Choir 7:30P
Rev. Howard Grimmenga, Pastor (352) 498-3420
Holy Cross Catholic Church
US 19 South of Cross City
CHURCH MASS Sunday 11:30A
BINGO- Doors Open At 6:00 P.M.
Games Begins At 6:30 P.M.
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
Come Wonsi Wie Us!
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 -1st Wed. 7P
Danny Rogers, Pastor (352) 542-2207


New Prospect Baptist Church
US 19 Between Cross.City & Old Town
Jesus Is TheAnswer For Your Life
Sunday School 10A, Morning Worship 11A
Children's Church 11A, Evening Worship 7P
Wednesday Evening 7P
Pastor, Billy Robson (352) 498-3711
Old Town United Methodist Church
US 19 -Old Town
'Come Let Us Woship &Adore Him"
Sunday Worship 9:30A
Church School 11A
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 Usl
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 6.0
Tuesday, Intercessory Prayer 7:30P
Thursday Night 7:30P
Pastors, Theadus & Benita Corbin (352) 498-5837

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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2005


Obituaries


Bernice Genevieve Butka
Bernice Genevieve Butka of Cottonwood, Alabama passed
away Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at Shands at the University of.
Florida. She was 97 years old and was 1 of 11 children born to
Charles and Genevieve Hoffman. She was a resident of Dixie
County from 1982 until 2001.
She is survived by 2 sons, Glen A. Butka of Cottonwood,
Alabama and John E. Butka of Gainesville, Florida; 1 daughter
Lillian Maddamma of Richmond, Virginia; 7 grandchildren and 22
great grandchildren.
Mrs. Butka was buried Friday, December 23, 2005 at the
Garden Sanctuary Cemetery in Seminole, Florida at 2:00 PM.
Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City, Florida, 352-498-5400.

Caroline K. Carson
Caroline K. Carson passed away December 21, 2005 at
Hospice of Naples, Fl. She was born in Gainesville, FL on October
12, 1949 to Everett John Sullivan, Jr. and Eunice K. Sullivan
(Revels). She was a member of the Air Force. After the service
Caroline moved to Naples, FL. and became a nurse at Naples
Community Hospital. She was in the nursing field for over 20
years. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, W. Dennis Carson; son,
Christopher John Duddy; mother and father-in-law, Orlo and
Juanita Carson; brother-in-law, .Kenneth Carson, all of Naples, FL;
sister-in-law, Patricia Moore of NC; sister, Monty R. Dearing
(Jerry) of Compton, IL; niece, Hailey Dearing; nephews, Dustin
Dearing (Miranda), Everett Dearing, Thomas J. Rush; great
nephew, Beau D. Dearing; aunts, Irene Mathieu (Jerry) and JoAllie
Downing (Junius) both of Cross City, Fl.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents, E.J. Sullivan, Sr.,
Ruth Monty Sullivan (Waddley), Barney Pasco Revels (Violet),
Josephine B. Pendarvis (Charlie); parents, E.J. and Kathleen
Sullivan; sisters, Josephine B. Sullivan and Eunice R. Rush; aunt,
Lois White and uncle, Tracey Pendarvis.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 29, 2005 at
2:00 PM at New Prospect Baptist Church, Cross City with Rev.
Billy Robson officiating. A visitation was held Wednesday,
December 28, 2005 at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City
between the hours of 6 and 8 PM.
Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home, Cross City, FL, 352-498-5400.

Behold The Tabernacle Of God
Rev 21:3
"David and Goliath"
Continued from last week. I the Day of the Lord, say When David left
Saul to go meet Goliath; he didn't even have a stone for his sling. He had
his staff in his hand, a mark of his shepherds calling, but his shepherds bag
was empty. He was totally unprepared for "ar. But he ran toward the
enemy, it !ooked like sure suicide, but his trust v as in the Lord
I the Da) of the Lord, sa~ When he got to the brook, % which usually
runs at the foot of the mountains, he stopped for ammunition for his sling.
Stones Smooth stones File smooth stones This, of course, speaks of the
five ministry gifts of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists,. Pastors and
Teachers. Not any stones would d do. They had to be smooth, so that any
little wind (of doctrine) would not cause them to fly off course and miss
their target
I the Da\ of the Lord. say The running % after in the brook had knocked
these stones against each other until the rough edges \%ere knocked off
long ago. The\ had been in the processing of the Spirit for a long time
before ihey wound up in David's hand. Processed and polished and
% ashed in the after r of the.Word. .
I the Dav of the Lord, say Oh how necessary it is for those who are
going to be used of God, to submit to the dealing of God through our
brother. I may not like the bumping I get from my brother, but I had better
learn that if I am to be used in this last day revival, I will have to submit to
the work that goes on in the brook. Isa. 57:6 say: "Among the smooth
stones of the stream is thy portion."
I the DaN of the Lord, sa\ It manners not % hich of the five stones DJa id
used. The rough edges of jealous\ had already been ground off, .so they
did not care. The ministry gifts must begin to learn to work-\with one
another, and not trying to take the supremac) o\er each other. Take a
lesson from the stones of the brook, dear brother.
* I the Day of the Lord, sa,, Man:, are the stones lodged in the sides of
the mountain, standing alone, with the sharp edges of their individuality
protruding prominentl. But theN could not be used in that hour. Some
stones, or ministers, hate sharp cutting edges.
I the da\ of the Lord, sa\ The\ seem to take delight in cutting a fellow
minister \%hen they find opportunity But the;, were not used for God's
high purposes. It "as smooth stones God was after, stones that would not
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Kermit William Jones
Mr. Kermit William Jones of Old Town passed away on
Friday, December 23, 2005 at North Florida Regional Medical
Center. He was 62 years old and a member of the Rock Sink
Baptist Church. Mr. Jones was born and raised in Dixie County
and lived his lifetime here.
He is survived by his wife, Christie Jones of Old Town; 5
children, Wesley Jones (Mari-Michael) of Cross City; Renee
Polvere (Robert) of Gainesville; Clyde Jones II of Cross City;
Andrea Lawrence (Ronnie) of Dallas, Texas and Matthew Cottle
(Tracey) of Henniker, New Hampshire; parents, Clyde and Oveda
Jones of Old Town, brother, Gary Jones of Old Town; sisters,
Delores Tobin of Suwannee and Connie.Chun of Middleburg, FL
and 7 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by sister Kay Moore.
Funeral services for Mr. Jones will be held Friday, December
30, 2005 at 2:00 PM at the Rock Sink Baptist Church with Rev.
Jake Cravey and Rev. Terry Cranford officiating. Burial will be at
Rock Sink Cemetery. A visitation will be held Thursday,
December 29, 2005 at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel
between the hours of 6 and 8 PM.
Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, 352-498-5400.

Wallace Nelson Simmons
Mr. Wallace "Cuz" Nelson Simmons of Plant City, Florida
passed away Friday, December 23, 2005 at Shands at the
University of Florida in Gainesville. He was 61 years old and lived
in Plant City all of his life. He served in the US Army during the
Vietnam era. He was an avid sportsman, hunting and fishing in the
Dixie County area at the Cypress Ridge Hunt Club and the Eight
Mile Creek area.
He is survived by his wife Janice Simmons of Plant City; sons,
David Simmons of Tifton, GA, Roger Hesters of Lake City, FL;
brothers, Donald Simmons of Miami, FL, Danny Simmons of
Lakeland, FL and Joe Simmons of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and 3
grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Cypress
Ridge Hunting Club.
Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Fl, 352-498-5400.


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through his eyes, a
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In Memory Of June Tucker
Mom,
It's been one year since you were
called home to be with the Lord.
This has been a hard year to get
through. Everyone says it will get
| I easier with time. Without the Lord in
& our hearts we could not have made it
--_ thro ugh.
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you are now with the Lord and 4:ib
longer in pain.
We all miss and love you very
much, but we will always have you
with us as long as we have our memories and love for you.
9/13/36 12/20/04
My 2nd Christmas in Heaven
I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below,
with tiny lights, like Heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular; please wipe away the tear,
for I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear,
But the sound of music can't compare
with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring,
for it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.
I know how much you miss me; I see the pain inside your heart,.,
But I am not far away we really aren't apart.
So be happy for me dear ones, you know I hold you dear, '5.
And be glad that I'm spending Christmas.
with Jesus Christ this year.
I sent you each a special gift, from my Heavenly home above,
I sent you each a memory of my undying love. ,
After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold, .
It was always most important in the story Jesus told:.
Please love and keep each other as my Father said to do,
For I can't count the blessings or love He has for each of you.
So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away the tear,.
Remember I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
Your Loving Family,
Wayne, Margaret, Brianna, Lacey & Family


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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER


Cross City Water Treatment Plant Has Levels of Disinfection Byproducts Above Drinking Water
Standards.

Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our'
Customers you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we aredoing to
correct this situation.
We routine monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Testing results we received on
i 0..06.05 show that our system exceeds the standard, or maximum contaminant level (MCL), for
Disinfection B)products whichh includes both Total Trihalomethanes and Haloacetic Acids. The standard
for Total Trihalomethanes_is .080 mn/L. The level of Total Trihalomethaneswas found at .128 m,/L.
The standard for HaloaceticAcids is .060nig/I. The le\el of Haloacetic Acids was found at .10"g. n
What should I do?
You do not need to use an alternative (e.g., bottled) water supply.

Some people who drink \ water containing Trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many
years may experience problems \\ ith their liver, kidneys, or central nervous system, and may
have an increased risk of getting cancer.

Some people who drink water containing Haloacetic acids in excess of the MCL over many ,
years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

What does this mean?
This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. However,
Some people 'who drink niater containing Disinfection BYproducis in excess of the MCL over many years
E'aL experience problems wah their liver, kidneys, or central nervous system, and may have an increased
risk of geuing cancer.

What happened?
When the Water Treatment Plant adds the disinfectant, it mixes with the organic in the water
and creates the Disinfection Byproduct.
What is being done?
The Cross City Water Treatment Plant is working with our Engineers & The Department of
En\ ironmental Protection to resolve this issue. We anticipate resolving this issue within the next 12
months.

For more information, please contact Ferrell 'Cricket' Spurlin @ (352) 498-5488 or Mike Cassidy @
(352) 498-3079. Town of Cross City P.O. Box 417 Cross City, FI 32628.


Please share this information with all ihe other people who drink this water, especially those who may not
have received this noncec directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and
businesses) You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.


This notice is being sent to you by Cross City WTP. State Water System ID#: 2150243.

Date distributed. 12102,'05


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2005


FWC Seeks

Public Input On

Camp Blanding

Proposal
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) and the
Camp Blanding Joint Training
Center have created a proposal
that could open the south
portion of the post to hunters.
Since Sept. 11, 2001,
the lands in the Camp
Blanding Wildlife
Management Area lying south
of SR 16 have been closed by
the Department of Military
Affairs. These lands, needed
for training exercises and troop
mobilization, are under tight
security that prohibits
recreational access under the
current hunting format.
"This closure resulted
in the loss of all recreational
access to the south post," said
Roland Garcia, director of
FWC's North Central Region,
based in Lake City.
He said Camp Blanding
and FWC staffs have
maintained communications in
an effort to reopen the closed
portions of the area. In recent
weeks, both parties have
hammered out a concept that
would reopen the south post
and restore deer-dog hunting
for the 2006-07 hunting
season.. The proposal would
require changes to rules, and
hunting formats, including
locations of current still and
dog hunt areas and locations
where special quota hunts
would take place.
The proposal provides
for the same types and amount
of hunting days that currently
exist for still hunting, while
adding the deer-dog hunting
format back into the hunting
scheme.
"Camp Blanding is
still under heightened force
protection and will remain so
for the foreseeable future,"
Garcia said. "This makes it
unacceptable for the public and
their equipment (including
dogs) to encroach on sensitive
area. of the post, including the.,
artillery impact area and the
closed portion of the post that
lies south of SR 16 and west of
PS Avenue. For this reason, it is
necessary to relocate the deer-
dog hunting area from its
previous location if we are to
Proceed with the reopening the
south post."

The proposal is to:
Move the deer-dog
hunting north of SR
16.
Recognize that deer-
dog hunting is a more
1 efficient harvest
method than still
hunting. There is no
impact area ,'on the
north post to serve as
a "safe haven" for
.. deer. The deer herd
on the north post,
S< .cannot withstand i the
same 58-day hunting'
.. season that currently
: exists with still
S hunting. The proposal
:' calls for a season
Consisting of two
:/, nine-day regular
: quotas for deer-dog
hunting on the north
** post
.' Ni Moten the still hunting
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,;. "muzzleloading gun
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ru. rles for the "archery-
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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2005


Kids Fishing Events Offer
Family Fun
Sign up now to bring this positive event to your community
Tulsa, Okla. December 27, 2005 There is still time for
communities and local organizations to sign up for hosting a fun
turn-key youth fishing derby in 2006, but the deadline for doing
so is fast approaching, January 31, 2006.
The fishing program is Wal-Mart Kids All-American Fishing
presented by Zebco (KAAF). The reason for the early deadline is
because the free-of- charge KAAF Derby Organizer Support Kits
are built in advance based on approved event registrations.
Bringing a KAAF derby to a community is a simple process
for just about any kind of organization willing to plan, coordinate,
and host an on-the-water fishing event for local youth. More
information, and the on- line application, are available at
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KAAF event organizers also have the unique opportunity to
partner with local Wal-Mart stores to help increase the
community experience. As title sponsor, Wal-Mart is encouraging
its local stores to work with KAAF event organizers to help
promote the derby, register participants, and host pre-derby
hands-on activities (store participation may vary by area).
Learn more about hosting a KAAF Derby
Kids All-American Fishing enjoys corporate support from a
select group of companies committed to enriching America's
youth including title sponsor Wal- Mart stores, Inc. and
presenting sponsor Zebco. Other companies partnering in the
program are Banana Boat, Castrol, Eagle Claw,
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KAAF is a program of HOFI, Inc., a Tulsa, Oklahoma,
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their families have participated in the program at events held
throughout all 50 states and at U.S. military bases as far away as
England, Germany, South Korea, and Japan.
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By Daniel J. Vance
Alice Barnes of southwest Ohio has been through a lot since
1999. Doctors that year diagnosed her father with Alzheimer's
disease, and five years later her 89-year-old mother had a stroke.
"At first, my dad went through a period of trying to cover up
for [his Alzheimer's] by joking about not remembering things,"
said 55-year-old Barnes in a telephone interview. "Then a few
days before he was supposed to sing 'God Bless America' on
Memorial Day at our church, he asked where the church was
located. Yet he'd sung there for many years. That was the first
signal to me that something was really wrong."
The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
website defines Alzheimer's disease as "the most common form
of dementia among older people," affecting the areas of the brain
managing thought, language, and memory. Usually the first
symptom is mild forgetfulness. About four million Americans
have the disease.
"My dad and mom managed alone for a while," said Barnes.
"She depended on him for getting places. I believe she was in
denial a long time with [his Alzheimer's] because she didn't want
him giving up his driver's license. Doing so would have made
her feel isolated and dependent on others to get around."
So Barnes did what she could, and helped her father by
taking him on neighborhood walks, taping his singing to replay
to him later when he would feel agitated or confused, and taking
him to senior center "chair volleyball" games. He died in 2001,
only weeks after moving into a nursing home.
Then in November 2004, Barnes' mother had a stroke. "It
was devastating," she said. "She can't use her right arm, hand or
leg, or walk, read or write. What's worst is she can't talk well."
But she can remember people and still enjoy their company. She
also feeds herself with her left hand and pushes herself around in
her wheelchair with her left foot.
Again, Barnes did what she could. "I keep finding things for
her to do," 'she said of her daily visits. "She always enjoyed
sewing and knitting. So my husband and I made her a loom to
make place mats out of yarn. She can do it on her own. The
weaving seems to calm her."
She and her husband support each other in order to get
through, she said.
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Cats and their dander have been blamed for triggering allergic
reactions in people but now some veterinarians are saying that
humans can cause allergic reactions in cats. "There is a percentage
of asthmatic cats whose asthma has been triggered by things
people do or possibly by people themselves," says Scottish vet
Nicki Reed, of the University of Edinburgh's Hospital For Small
Animals. Researchers say that cigarette smoke, dust and even
human dandruff can irritate the breathing passageways in cats.
About one in 200 kitties suffer from asthma. (National Examiner)
Anger is healthy, according to new research. Tests at Carnegie
Mellon University in Pennsylvania show that people who respond
to stress with short-term anger are more optimistic and fell more in
control than those who respond with fear. They also had lower
blood pressure, said psychologist Jennifer Lerner, who led the
study. (The National Enquirer)
The risk of skin cancer which every year hits one million
people in American and can be cut by taking aspirin or other non-
steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Advil. The
drugs have been found to block an enzyme that permits some types
of skin cancers to form. Researchers from Queensland, Australia,
discovered people who took two pills a week for more than five
years cut their risk of squamous cell carcinoma the second most
common type of skin cancer by 63 percent. Those who took at
least eight pills a week for a year reduced their risk by 90 percent.
(National Enquirer)
A little time invested in exercise pays big dividends when it
counts. Just one half-hour of brisk walking five times a week can
extend your life span by three years, a new study has concluded.
Researchers looked at almost 40 years of data from a long-running
heart study and found that life expectancy varies in direct
proportion to the amount of exercise you get. But startlingly, good
results can be obtained from very little exercise. While 150
minutes of walking a week is ideal, people who only managed 90
minutes also benefited. As an added bonus, the participants in the
study experienced a remarkably low incidence of heart disease.
(Sun)
Americans are consuming increasing amounts of delicatessen
meats and that's putting us at risk of cancer and heart disease. Deli
meats ham, salami, roast beef, chicken, sausage, even turkey are
loaded with nitrites, a low-cost preservative that's been linked to
cancer of the stomach, esophagus and pancreas. Also, deli
delectable are high in both sodium and fat, leading causes of heart
disease. If you're a deli diner, you best bet is center-cut, oven-
roasted turkey breast. Better yet, satisfy your craving by roasting
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Frf 16-Dec 1:50 AM 3.2 9:44:AM -0.7 3:47 PM 2.7 9:11 PM 1.2 2.7
Sat 17-Dec 2:27 AM 3.2 10:20 AM -0.6 4:22 PM 2.7 9:49 PM 1.2 2.9
Sun 18-Dec 3:03 AM 3.1 10:54 AM -0.4 4:57 PM 2.6 10:28 PM 1.1 3
Mon 19-Dec 3:40AM 3 11:27AM -0.2 5:32PM 2.6 11:11 PM 1.1 3.1
Tue 20-Dec 4:19AM 2.8 11:59AM 0 6:09PM 2.5
SWed 21-Dec 12:00 AM 1 5:04 AM 2.6 12:33 PM 0.2 6:47 PM
Thu 22-Dec 12:58AM 1.1 5:58AM 2.3 1:11 PM 0.5 7:28 PM
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Srl 24-Dec 3:22 AM 0.7 8:51 AM 2 2:52 PM 1 8:57 PM
Sun 25-Dec 4:33 AM 0.4 10:29 AM 2 3:55 PM 1.2 9:43 PM
Mon 26-Dec 5:34AM 0.1 11:45AM 2.3 4:59 PM 1.4 10:29 PM
Tue 27-Dec 6:26 AM -0.3 12:44 PM 2.5 5:57 PM 1.5 11:14 PM
Wed 28-Dec 7:15 AM -0.7 1:35 PM 2.7 6:49 PM 1.5 12:00 AM? 2.5
Thu 29-Dec 8:02 AM -1 2:21 PM 2.8 7:35 PM 1.5 2.4
Fri 30-Dec NM 12:46 AM 3.2 8:47 AM -1.1 3:04 PM 2.8 8:18 PM 1.4 2.4
Sat 31-Dec 1:32AM 3:3 9:32AM -1.3 3:45 PM 2.8 9:02 PM 1.3 2.5
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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2005


Minutes of Regular
Meeting of
THE SCHOOL
BOARD OF DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Tuesday, October 11,
2005 6:00 p.m.
The Dixie County School Board
met in regular session at 6:00 p.m. on
Tuesday, October 11, 2005 in Old
Town. Florida.
Present: Superintendent Dennis
W. Bennett, School Board Members
Timothy Alexander, Patrick Bell,
David Keen, Glenn Osteen, and
Dwayne Rollison, and School Board
Attorney Leenette McMillan.
Chairman Alexander called the
meeting to order and Invocation was
given by Dwayne Rollison, followed
by Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Motion by Glenn Osteen, second
by Dwayne Rollison, and the School
Board unanimously approved the
Agenda with additions and revisions.
Instructional Services: Ken
Baumer, Assistant Superintendent for
Instruction provided information on
the Highly Qualified Teacher
requirements.
Support Services: Mark Rains,
Executive Director of Support Services
presented FTE Projection Report. He
also discussed bus route changes.
Mr. Rains presented the Risk
Manager's Safety Award to
Superintendent Bennett and the School
Board for the NEFEC Most
Outstanding Safety Record for 2004-
2005.
Schools: Principals distributed
calendars and informed the School
Board of upcoming events for their
respective schools.
Finance: Mary Werner, Director
of Finance and Business Services
presented Financial Report.
Citizen Input: B.J. Dixson -
Bus Issues
CONSENT AGENDA: Motion
by Glenn Osteen, second by David
Keen and unanimously carried by the
School Board to approve the following
items on Consent Agenda as
recommended by the Superintendent.
Minutes: Approval of minutes of
the September 13, 2005 'Final Public
Hearing On Budget.
Approval of minutes of the
September 13, 2005 Regular School
Board Meeting.
Leave of Absence Jessie Davis:
Approval of medical leave of absence
for Jessie Davis beginning September
26, 2005 through October 14, 2005.
Family and Medical Leave
Jessie Davis: Approval of Family and
Medical Leave for Jessie Davis for the
period of September 26, 2005 through
October 14, 2005.
Dianna Robinson Appointed
District Technology Specialist:
Appointment of Dianna Robinson for
the position of District Technology
Specialist (DTS-5) based at Old Town
Elementary School, 12 months (250
days), in a probationary employee
status with 5 years.. experience,
effectii e O.:l,:ber .17, 2005 .
Luther S. Ross. Appointed
District Technology Specialist:
Appointment of Luther S. Ross for the
position of District Technology
Specialist (DTS-5) based at Dixie
County High School, 12 months (250
days), in a probationary employee
status with 5 years experience,
effective October 17, 2005.
Homebound Teachers
Approved: Approval of the following
personnel to teach homebound
positions) on an as-needed basis for
the 2005-2006 school year.
Compensation shall be as per
instructional contract for homebound.
Shauna Johnson
Dianne Koschatzky
Alexa Mills
Caresse Pridgeon
After School Remediation
Teachers Approved: Approval of
the following instructional personnel
to provide after school remediation for
the 2005-2006 school year beginning
October 3, 2005. They will be paid at
a rate of $20.00 an hour (not to exceed
125 hours each), paid from Title I
Supplemental Educational Services
and Supplemental Academic
Instruction funds.
Susan Crise, Connie Karr, Shauna
Johnson, Marsha Marchant, Michelle
West, Iris Skeen, Karen Tillis, Dianne
Koschatzky, Beth Dees
Family and Medical Leave
Joyce Bond: Approval of Family and
.Medical Leave for Joyce Bond for the
period of September 30, 2005 through
October 7, 2005.
Leave of Absence Andrea
Lnenicka Byroade: Approval of
maternity leave of absence for Andrea
Lnenicka Byroade beginning
SSeptember 28, 2005 through'
SNovember 9, 2005.
Family and Medical Lea'e
SAndrea Lnenicka By roade:
SApproval of Family and Medical
Leave for Andrea Lnenicka 'Byroade
for the period of September 28, 2005
through November 8, 2005 to run
concurrent oilh malemill lea'e
Karen \ anAernam To
Administer D\R Testing: Approval
of Karen \ anAernam to adrminister the
Diagnostic Assessment of Reading to
9' and 10'" grade Eiceptional
Education Students during the,2005-
20::6 school year, at the rate of $20.06
* per hour. not to exceed 200 hours,
funded b\ IDEA Part B. Suzanne
Raker Appro'ed AES After School
Remediation Substitute Teacher:


Approval of Suzanne Raker to the
position of subsitute teacher for the
after school program at Anderson.
ElemenLarn School for the period of
:October 1, 2005 through April 13,
2006
Kell3 Koschaizky Appointed
,AES Pre School Aide:, Appointment
-of Kell. Koschatzk). IAI.5-0 for the
position of Pre School Aide at
Anderson Elemeniltar) School for the
.remainder of the 2605-2006 school
year in an Annual Employee status,
effecttie October "'. 21)005. '
Family and Medical Leave Jodi
Spurlin: -Npproial of Family and
Medical Leave for Jodi Spurlin for the
period of October 19, 2005 through
November 2, 2005 due to medical
leave e


Renita Bray Approved Teacher
At AES Family Learning Nights:
Approval for Renita Bray to teach oil
Monday nights, Family Learning Night
at Anderson Elementary School for the
2005-2006 school year. She will be
paid $23.10 per hour, in which 50%
will be paid out of General Fund and
50% will be paid out of School
Improvement dollars, retroactive to
September 19, 2005.
Lorri King Approved To Assist
Teacher At AES Family Learning
Nights: Approval for Lorri King to
assist teacher on Monday nights,
Family Learning Night at Anderson
Elementary School for the 2005-2006
school year. She will be paid $9.14
per hour, in which 50% will be paid
out of General Fund and 50% will be
paid out of School Improvement
dollars, retroactive to September 19,
2005.
Kimberly McKenzie Leave of
Absence: Approval of maternity
leave of absence for Kimberly
McKenzie from October 17, 2005
through January 2; 2006.
Kimberly McKenzie Family and
Medical Leave: Approval of Family
and Medical Leave for Kimberly
McKenzie for the period of October
17, 2005 through Januafy 2, 2006 to
run concurrent with maternity leave.
Shannon Free Appointed
Substitute For Kimberly McKenzie:
Appointment of Shannon Free to
substitute for Kimberly McKenzie
during the time she is on maternity
leave from Anderson Elementary
School, beginning October 17, 2005
through January 2, 2006.
2005-2006 Strategic Plan:
Approval of Mission Statement, Board
Goals and Strategic Plan for 2005-
2006 for Dixie District Schools.
2005-2006 LCCC Inter-
institutional Articulation
Agreement: Approval of 2005-2006
Interinstitutional Articulation
Agreement between Lake City
Community College and Dixie County
School District.
Interlocal Agreement Town of
Cross City for Harben JET-R
Machine: Approval of Interlocal
Agreement between the Town of Cross
City and the Dixie County School
Board for Harben JET-R Machine to
clean water and wastewater lines.
2005-2006 Out-Of-Field
Instructional Staff: Approval to
certify the following to teach out-of-
field as designated for the 2005-2006
school year:
Anderson Elementarv'School
Faith Hill (Guidance Counseling)
Old Town Elementary School
Angela Acevedo
(PreKindergarten)
Donna Merring (PreKindergarten)
Sherry Roux (PreKindergarten)
Ruth Rains Middle School
Doris Cranford (Reading. 4
periods per day)
Joy Hall (Reading 6 periods per
day)
Shauna Johnson
(Reading/Language Arts/Math 6
periods per day)
Mar-Michael Jones (Reading 6
periods per day)
Sylvia'Markham (Reading 2
periods per day)'
Alexa Mills (Reading 2 periods
per day)
Adrienne Snyder (Reading 1
period per day)
Donna Robson (Mathematics 6
periods per day)
Angelita Thomas (Guidance
Counseling)
Dixie County Hieh School
George Anderson (Read 180 3
periods per day)
Paul Bennett (Reading 1 period
per day)
L.R. Boyette
(English/Science/Social
Science/Math/Reading 4 periods' per
day)
Carlotta Branch
(Chemistry/Physics 3 periods per
Sday)
Perry Davidson (Reading 1
period per day)
Jerry Wayne Evans (Reading 1
period per day)
Jamie Garrett (Earth/Space
Science 1 period per day)
Michelle Kelley (World History -
I period per day)
Clare (Joyner) McDonald
(Reading 2 periods per day)
Becky McEwien (Intensive
Reading 4 periods per day)
Eric Snyder (Reading 4 periods
per day)
Beckyann Stanke (Intensive
Reading/English 11 5 periods per

aY)vonne Sullivan (Reading 1
period per day)
Andrew Thomas (Reading 2
periods per day)
School Advisory Council
Membership 2005-2006: Approval
of the following School Advisory
Council membership rosters for the
2005-2006 School Year:
1. Anderson Elementary School
2. Old Town Elementary School
3. Ruth Rains Middle School
4. Dixie County High School
5. Dixie Adult Education Center
Out Of County Student
Attending Dixie County Schools:
Approval for the following student
.ho resides oui~ide of Du.e County to
attend Dixie County Schools for the
2005-2006 school year:
Old Town Elementary School
51h Grade Student (Levy County)
November Board Meeting Date


Change: Approval to change the
regular monthly School Board meeting
from November 15, 2005 to November
22,2005.
Welders Donated To CCCI:
Approval to donate, from Dixie
County High School, (2) two Miller
Gold Star 300SS Welders to Cross
City Correctional Institution for the
purpose of assisting in welding jobs on
State Property at Cross City
Correctional Institution.
OTES Xerox Copier Disposal:
Approval to dispose of 5320 Xerox
copier (BPI 920096), located at Old
Town Elementary School, due to age
and cost of repairsexceeding value.
Dixie Education Foundation
Audit Report: Approval for
acceptance of the Dixie Education
Foundation Audit Report for June 30,
2004 into official records.


Substitutes For 2005-2006:
Approval of the following substitutes
as designated for the 2005-2006 school
year:
Substitute Teacher/Aide
Jennifer N. Bellot
Zenna Davis
James A. Lyles
Cindy A. Myers
Bonnielynne Veline
Substitute Aide Only
Susan Boroughs
Substitute Food Service
Latasha Anderson
Susan Boroughs
Substitute Custodian
Latasha Anderson
Substitute Bus Driver/Bus Aide
William G. Pennell
Latasha Anderson
-Nanette Ellard
School Volunteers For 2005-
2006: Approval of the following
volunteers as designated for the 2005-
2006 school year:
Almaguer, Dominique,
Harrison, Jennifer C.-Nelson,
Vivian Almaguer, Trinidad,
Hatch, Toni A., NesSmith,
Jamie L. Anthony, Donna J., Hayes,
Ann A., Nettles, Karla Gail .
Beckham, Donna G., Haynes, Artinus
M., Oneal, Christina S.Beckham-
Len, Henderson, Catherine E.
O'Neal, Elaine '
Begue, Kathy D., Henderson, Destiney
D., Ormanian, Michelle J.
Begue, Tonya Lynn, Henderson, James
Edward, Osteen, Casey L.
Bellot, Jennifer N., Henderson, Lillian
Dianne, Osteen, Chris A.
Berry, Cindy L., Hendricks, Margie
Michelle, Osteen, Linda B.
Berry, Ronda K., Herring, Brenda E.
Osteen, Patricia D.
Besterman, Mary-Antoinette, Herring,
Kim C., Paradis, Heidi M.
. Bowling, Kimberly L., Herring, Kristi
D., Parker, Jennifer E.
Brannin, Pam R., Hicks, Ester E.,
Patel, Yagnesh R.
Brantley, Buster, Higginbotham,
Darlene C., Patterson, Libbi 1.
Brantley, Jonnie L., Hill, April,
Paulh, Mary A.
Braswell, Crystal E., Hines, Amy R.,
Pearce, Christina M.
Brosam, Connie R., Hodge, Dana
Lunell, Phillips, Colleen M.
Brown, Crystal M., Hope, Janice M.,
Pickem, Lillie L.
Brown, John Darian Hunt, Donna,
Pinner, Diane
Brown, Marcy L., Hurley, James R.,
Pinner Sr., James T.
Browning, Pamela K., Hume, Cheryl
D., Pinner, Susan N.
Buchanan, Samantha L., Hurst,
Jeanine D., Pipes, Cynthia Maria
Burnett, Danielle J., Hurtubise,Melissa
P., Potter, Freda J.
Bumett, Misty C., Hysmith, Misty D.,
Raybom, Renee
Bussard, Rebecca L., Jerrells Sharlene
R. Reed, Shea T.
Butler, Lola J., Jimenez, Jessenia-
Reeves, Jennifer F.
Buzbee, Evan L., Johnson, Farrah F.-
Reyes, JustineBuzbee, Ruth K.-
Johnson, Judith Amy Riley, Shannon
R.
Byrd, Macella A-Johnson, Robbin L.-
R ivera, C andifa e R-.. -, A
Carter, Ruth Evelyn -Joiner. DeAmnna
M. -Roberts, Latonya D.
Carter, Vicia R., Jones, Iris D..
Robinson, Elizabeth E.
Chaires-Locke, Tracy A.-Joslin,
Brandy D.-Robson, J. Delene
Chapman, Brandy J., Karsmizki,
Dorothy K.-Rollison, Melody P.
Chapman, Nateshia L., Karsmizki,
Ericka L.-Rood, Raquel E.
Cherry, Daniel D., Karvonen, Karen
L.-Sanders, R. Sharlene
Cherry, Glorianna D.-Keen, Brandi S.-
Scott, Aundray D.,,
Chesser, Casey M.-Keen, Jennifer A.-
Sellers, Debi L.
Chewning, Stacey D.-Kelly, Joni M.-
Sherrill, Chasity
Coleman, Randall C.-Kimbrell,
Gidget-Shiver, Amy M.
Cooper, Allie Debbie-King, Stacy
Lynn-Shreve, Christina M.
Copeland, Johnnie M.-Lamb, Lori V.-
Siegel, Taggart E.
Covan, Christina M. -Lambert,
Audry M.-Simpson, Felecia A;
Crawley, Alicia A.-Land, Angela D.-
Smith, Christina R.


Cremer. Amber S.-Langford, Aiianda
L.-Smith, Katrina V.
Crook, Regina M.-Langford, Tanya
G.-Smith. Willmonteen R.
Crowley, Cynthi a Rashley, Jennifer
R.-Snellgrovc, Pearl E.
Daniel, Patricia J.-Lea, Michelle A.-
Spencer, Annetta M.
Dawson, Elizabeth-LeBron, Denise
Star-Stills, Jackie L.
Dillard, Rosa S.-Lec, Dcbbie S.-
Stinnette, Dwayne R.
Discher, Kim M.-Lee, Kenneth
"Tank"-Stinnette. Karleen M.
Dixson, Brenda J. -Lee, Tracy P.-
Stone, Janet M.
Dogain, Aundray D.-Lee, Trina L.-
Storey. Jamie J.
Douglas, B. David-Leverett, Karen D.-
StoreyJennifer
Driggers, Carol J.-Lewis, Catherine
M.-Storey, Lawrence E.
Driggers, Wilber Eari-Lindee, Carolyn
E.-Stott, Hope R.
Driggers, Wilma Faith-Locke, Sandra
Jean-Stutts, Christina
Eastman, Karen-Locke Jr., Virgil H.-
Suggs, Lisa A.
Eckart, Adam N.-Long, Michelle L.-
Summer, Lolly L.
Eckart, Holly S.-Lord, Cheryl L.-
Teague, Veronica N.
Edgar, Dean W. ll-Lord Jr., William
Chesley-Teckenbrock, Nancy
Edmonds, Susan Pam-Maroney,
William M.-Thomas, Angela D.
Enfinger, Kelly J.-Marsh Amanda K.-
Thompson, Ellen M.
Evans, Jeri Lyn-Marshall, Tammy L.-
Turner, Melanie A.
Everett, Brenda Marie-Mattos, Tammy
A.-Timmons, Sharonda L.
Feltner, Lolena-McCall, Jodie M.-
Tyson, Tewana
Forehand, Carol A.-McDaris, Tracec
L.-Underwood, Michele A.
Free, Kevin L.-McDowell, Brenda F.-
Valentine, Angel Marie
Fulford, Stephanie R.-McKinnon,
Joaney M.-Valentine, Shannon L.
Gabaldon, Ohana-Measel, Dortha
Ann-VanAernam, Katrina G.
Gainey, Candice J.-Medlin, Amanda
D.-VanBuren, Pam L.
Gainey, Lisa Diane-Mejens, Alicia L.-
VonStein, Jennifer M.
Gallion, Rhonda L.-Mertz, Sherrey A.-
Waingrow, Kymberli D.
Gantt, Sherry K.-Mikell, William W.-
Wagoner, Robin Renee
Garrison, Lechie D.-Miller, Adrian R.-
Walker, Caroline
Gillette. Tiffany J.-Miller, Cheryl L.-
Walker, Deborah D.
Gleason, Lauren M. -Miller, Lori
Ann-Walker, Demetrice D.
-Glidden, Traci A.-Miller, Michelle D.-
Walker, Tonya M.
Gonzalez, Reina Maria-Mills, Amanda
R.-Weeks, Kimberly Ann
,Gordan, Wendy F.-Mincks, Jamee L.-
Wessels, Tiki L.
Granthum, Barbara D-.-Missildine,
Christina M.-White, Christy L.
Green, Tamika L.-Morris, Elizabeth
A.-Wilder, Cherise
Grimes, Angela M.-Navatta. Elizabeth
A.-Williams, Brenda Y.
Grimes, Kristy L.-Naylor, Barbara A.-
Williams, Dorothy J.
Groom, Tracey-Neeley, Georgia
AnnHackne, April L.-Nclson, Ann M.-
G-Hall, Idella-Nelson,. Martha L. -
Hamilton, Kimberly N.-
Beach, Linda M.
Ellison, Gainell-Moore, Robert J.
Buzbee,.Evan L.-Evans, Becky Kay-
Pleskovich, M. A.
Buzbee, Ruthy K.-Famham, Melanie
Joy-Sapp, Patricia L.

Chesnut, Cynthia A. -Gainey,
Candice J. -Troxell, Tracy L.
"Collins, Terry J.-Gore, Judy E.
Turner, Ellen D.
Cooper, Jean C.-Hays, Ann A.
Valentine, Joseph C.
DeVanie, Sabra D.-Keen, Jennifer A.-
Walker, Caroline
Dey, Kevin D.-Koschatzky, Karl D.-
',\ ji.on, Chana L.
Driscoll, Christie Ann-
Lambert, Theresa


Ducksworth, Karen H.-Miller, Micky
Warrant Register: Approval of
Warrant Register numbers: 38810-
38827; 38828-38936


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

Minutes of Organizational
Meeting of
THE SCHOOL
BOARD OF DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Tuesday, November 22,
2005 5:45 p.m.
School Board Meeting
Facility, Highway 349 South,
Old Town, Florida
Superintendent Bennett called the
organizational meeting to order with
Board Members Timothy Alexander,
Patrick Bell, David Keen, Glenn
Osteen, and Dwayne Rollison, and
School Board Attomey Leenette
McMillan present.
Pursuant to Florida Statute.s
230.15.:
On the third Tuesday ftier the first
Monday in November of each year the
school board shall organize by
electing a chairman. Itt mayc elect a
vice-chairman, and the Superintendent
shall act ex officio as the secretary.
The Superintendent shall act as
chainrtan at the organizational
meeting until the organization is
complete.
Tim Alexander Chairman
Superintendent Bennett opened
the floor for nominations for chairman.
Dwayne Rollison nominated Timothy
Alexander for chairman. No other
nominations were received and the
Superintendent closed the nomination
for chairman. A motion was made by
Patrick Bell, seconded by Glenn
Osteen and unanimously carried by the
School Board to approve Timothy
Alexander for the position of Board
Chairman.
Glenn Osteen Vice Chairman
Superintendent Bennett opened
the floor for nominations for vice-
chairman. David Keen nominated
Glenn Osteen for vice-chairman. No
other nominations were received and
the Superintendent closed the
nomination for vice-chairman. A
motion was made by Dwayne
Rollison, seconded by Patrick Bell and
unanimously carried by the School
Board to approve Glenn Osteen for the
position of Board Vice-Chairman.
Board to Meet on
Second Tuesday
of the Month Following
discussion, a motion was made by
Timothy Alexander, seconded by
Dwayne Rollison and unanimously
carried by the School Board to set the
second Tuesday of each month at 6:00
P.M. for the regular monthly meeting
of the School Board.
Adjourn-A motion was made by
Patrick Bell, a second by David Keen
and unanimously carried to adjourn.
Attest: Dennis W. Bennett,
Superintendeift, Signed: Timothy W.
Alexander, Chairman


Love is friendship set to
music.
-E. Joseph Crossmann




Life is a flower of which
love is the honey.
-Victor Hugo




Put your hand on a hot
stove for a minute, and it
seems like an hour. Sit
with a pretty girl for an
hour, and it seems like a
minute. That's relativity.
-Albert Einstein
***


FHP

Checkpoints
The Florida Highway
Patrol will be conducting
driver license and vehicle
inspection checkpoints during,
the following dates: January 1-
31, 2006. These checkpoints:
will only be held at the
following locations in the'
following counties.
Dixie County: Chavous
Rd., CR 55A, SR 349, CR 349,
CR 351. CR 358 and Willow
Hole Rd.
Gilchrist County: SR 26.
SR 49, SR 47, CR 138, SE 70'h
Ave., CR 232, CR 340 and CR
341.
Lafayette County: SR 20,
SR 51, SR 53 and SR 349.
Levy County: SR 24, SR
45, SR 49, SR 121, SR 500,
CR 320, CR 339, CR 341, CR
345, CR 337, CR 335, CR 316,
CR 464, CR 323 and Cr 326.
Troopers will focus on
vehicles that are being
operated with defects and
violations such as worn/unsafe
tires, bad brakes, improper
window tinting,
cracked/broken windshields,
unsecured loads, and defective
lighting. In addition, attention
will be directed to violations of
driver license laws, motor
vehicle registration laws, non-
use of seatbelts and motor
vehicle insurance
requirements.
The Florida Highway
Patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
method of enforcing state laws,
which relate to the safe and
legal operation of motor
vehicles.
Checkpoints will be
conducted between the hours
of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.





(NAPS)-No matter
whether you're inviting the
gang over to watch the big
game or you're looking to
feed a hungry pack of play-
ers who've just come off the
field, the right food can make
all the difference between a
winning and losing after-
noon of sports. Fortunately,
many grocers, restaurants'
and other food and drink
purvte-.or- now offer pre-
pared items from companies
like Broaster, featuring pop-
corn chicken and shrimp,
chicken wings, potato
wedges, mozzarella sticks
and other sports-fan fa-
vorites. So, you don't have
to be a linebacker to tackle
satisfying sports-time fare.
To find locations near you,
visit www.broaster.com.

Uno Chicago Grill, cre-
ator of Chicago's Original
Deep Dish Pizza, is expand-
ing its format by offering
hearty, contemporary fare
and flavors. For the health-
conscious, there are now 10
signature salads plus other
healthy food choices. An in- -
depth ingredient and dietary
information for every menu
item is on the Web site,
www.unos.com.


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


DIXIE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT



SERVING YOU AT FIVE LOCATIONS

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


*Prenatal Care
*Acute & Chronic Disease Care -Minor Surgical Procedures
*Laceration Repair *Employment Physicals
-Well Child & Newborn Care -Family Planning
*School & Sports Physicals -School Health Services
-Treatment for Asthma -Preventative Health Care
oWIC Coupons -Dental Services
*Laboratory & X-Ray *HIV Anonymous & Confidential Testing
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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2005


Prescribed Burn

Season Has Begun
Gainesville- Prescribed bum season has begun in North
Central Florida. Between December and April is the usual time
for the Division of Forestry, landowners and other land
management agencies to begin increasing the number of
prescribed bums they conduct on forest lands.
During the winter and early spring months, the weather
conditions are more favorable to have prescribed bum situations.
The vegetation on the ground is in its dormant (or non-growing)
state, humidity is lower and dispersion rates are higher. A
dispersion index rating is a measurement of how high the smoke
from a fire is expected to rise into the atmosphere, which lessens
smoke problems on nearby roads and for homeowners.
"There are going to be a lot of prescribed bums conducted in
our area when the weather conditions are right for a good bum
day," said Ludie Ehlers, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist for the
Division of Forestry. "People are going to see more smoke on the
horizon and smell the smoke as they drive around. They should
not assume that it's from a wildfire." Statewide, more than 1
million acres of forested lands are burned each year.
People who are not from rural areas and who may be new to
this area may not be familiar with why prescribed burning is
necessary and what the benefits are. The state of Florida has a
fire-dependent ecosystem and the vegetation and animals that
depend on those lands greatly benefit from these bums.
Prescribed burning has other benefits. It helps to restore the
natural life cycles in forests.
: "Fire is a vital force to restore wildlife habitat," said Charlie
Pedersen, Biological Scientist with the Division of Forestry.
!'Rare animals, like gopher tortoises, thrive in woodlands after a
prescribed burn. A burned forest has a better food base for
wildlife, like wiregrass and shiny blueberry."
After the catastrophic wildfires of 1998, prescribed burning
has become more accepted throughout the state. Fire experts
attribute the intensity and magnitude of that fire season to the
large amount of vegetation that had accumulated in forested areas
and wildland-urban interface areas because prescribed burning
had been decreased due in part to the negative public perception
of prescribed burning and the resulting smoke it creates. The
current wildfire situation is not looking good either. There is a
great deal of. hurricane-related blow down fuels (trees and other
vegetation) on the ground. The arrangement of these fuels have
gone from horizontal to vertical, which means that the fires will
not move through an area as fast as they otherwise would. This
creates more of a problem for radiant heat caused house fires. An
example would be for the vinyl siding on a house to melt due to
radiant heat, exposing wooden trusses which would catch on fire.
Also, vinyl blinds inside windows would melt, single-paned
windows would burst, or vinyl soffits would melt creating an
opportunity for fire embers to gain access to the now exposed
attic.
"We are trying to mimic what occurred naturally in forests
years ago due to lightening strikes," Ehlers said. "Naturally
caused fires would burn unimpeded until reaching a natural
barrier such as a swamp or river. Now, with the increase in
population and development, we can no longer allow fire to burn
without taking efforts to control the situation ourselves."


Gallagher Urges Floridians In
Hurricane-Impacted Areas To Take
'Advantage Of Special Tax Relief
TALLAHASSEE With the end of the 2005 tax season fast
.approaching, Tomn Gallagher, Florida's chief financial officer,
encouraged Floridians impacted by this year's hurricanes to take
,advantage of tax and time relief measures available.
"Many hurricane victims are still struggling to repair their
homes and rebuild their lives," said Gallagher. "We want to get
the word out that Floridians who were impacted by, or helped
'victims of, the 2005 storms may qualify for tax savings or obtain
extensions for reporting and payment deadlines.
l The Katrina Emergency Relief Act, effective Sept 23, 2005,
-postpones deadlines for storm victims to perform many time-
-sensitive acts until Feb. 28, 2006. These include filing quarterly
,federal employment and excise tax returns, corporate estimated
tax payments and individual estimated tax payments due to the
Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Both individuals and businesses can also qualify for certain
.tax deductions if they've suffered losses resulting from
.Hurricanes Katrina. Rita or Wilma. Floridians who helped or
'housed evacuees from hurricanes may also qualify for tax relief.
Gallagher said that Floridians may be able to lower their
federal taxes by claiming hurricane property losses not covered
by insurance. This is 'allowed for damage caused by sudden,
-unexpected or unusual events such as hurricanes. Victims living
in the federally -declared disaster areas can claim these losses on
'last year's taxes b\ filing an amendment to their 2004 return.
S Taxpayers in Florida will be eligible for relief if they identify
.themselves as affected by Hurricane Katrina and live in the
following 11 Florida counties: Monroe, Broward, Miami-Dade,
*;Bay, Collier. Escambia. Franklin. Gulf, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and
:Walton.
* Taxpayers who identify themselves as victims of Hurricane
"'Wilma will be eligible for relief if they live in the following 20
-ounties: Bre\ ard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades,
:Hardee. Hendry. Highlands, Indian Ri\er, Lee, Martin, Miami-
Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee. Osceola, Palm Beach, Polk, St.
. Lucie and Sarasota.
The IRS has requested that any envelopes or correspondence
that are subject to these extended deadlines should have either
Hurricane Wilma or Hurricane Katrina printed in red on the top of
the envelope or tax form to identify them as coming from a
hurricane v ictim. The IRS has set up a special help line for
.hurricane victims at (866) 562-5227.
Gallagher said that tax breaks are also available for good
SSamaritans w ho took in homeless Katrina \ victims for at least 60
'days. You can take an extra $500 exemption for each of your
Guests, up to a maximum of $2.000.


: The Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) announced it will
; work with filers and companies in areas designated as federally
,;declared disaster areas to extend filing and payment deadlines on
--a case-by-case basis. DOR can be contacted at 800-352-3671
.. between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Links to websites with information on
-all of these issues can be found at www fldfs.com



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College To Host Annual Science &

Engineering Fair
LAKE CITY, Fla. LCCC hosts the 2006 Columbia County
Science and Engineering Fair and Regional Science and
Engineering Fair.
The local Columbia County Science and Engineering Fair will
be hosted by Lake City Community College. The annual fair will
be held January 18 &19 in the Howard Gymnasium on LCCC
campus. The fair includes projects from elementary, middle, and
high schools in the county.
The fair this year includes approximately 250 student projects
in the fields of behavioral and social science, chemistry,
biochemistry, botany, computer science, earth and space science,
engineering, environmental, medicine and health, microbiology,
physics and zoology.
LCCC students will judge the elementary projects and 30 local
community business leaders will judge the middle and high school
projects. First, second and third place ribbons will be awarded at
each educational level. The 40 Best in Fair of the advanced levels
will go on to compete in the Regional Science and Engineering
Fair. Judging of the projects will take place on Wednesday,
January 18 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Open house for the community will
be on the 18 from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. The awards ceremony will be
held on Thursday, January 19, 6-7 p.m. for elementary and 7:30-
8:30 p.m. for middle and high school in the Alfonso Levy
Performing Arts Center on campus.
The Suwannee Valley Regional Science and Engineering Fair
will also be held on the Lake City Community College campus
February 22 and 23. The region is comprised of 10 counties:


Columbia, Union, Suwannee, Bradford, Hamilton, Lafayette,
Baker, Gilchrist, Dixie, and Madison. Judging of the projects will
take place on Wednesday, February 22 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Open
house for the community will be on the 22 from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. The
awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, February 23, 10 a.m.
in the Alfonso Levy Performing Arts Center on campus. The
winners will be able to participate in the State Science and
Engineering Fair in Orlando, Florida on April 20. Some students
from prior fairs have even made it to the International competition.
Katie Reichert and. Jessica Stanton, both current students at
Columbia High School have made it to the International fair.
Jessica Stanton placed fourth in the 2005 Intel International
Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona. The 2006 Intel
International Science and Engineering Fair will be held in
Indianapolis, Indiana, May 7-13, 2006.
The fairs are coordinated by Charleen Kelley, Columbia High
School instructor, Renae Allen, Union County High School
instructor and facilitated by LCCC faculty member Dr. Cheryl
Boice, science professor and Dr. David Murdock (retired) PCS
engineer.
For more information, contact Charleen Kelley at Columbia
High School, Renae Allen at Union County High School (386)
496-4811 or Cheryl Boice at LCCC (386) 754-4251.


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LEGAL NOTICE

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations for the Unincorporated Areas of Dixie County, Florida

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Emergency Preparedness and
Response Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION: Proposed Rule.

SUMMARY: Technical information or comments are solicited on the proposed and proposed
modified Base (1-percent-annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) shown on the Preliminary revised
Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report and Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for your community. These
BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each affected
community is required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or
remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

DATES: The comment period is 90 days following the second publication of this proposed rule in
newspapers) of local circulation.

ADDRESSES: The FIS report and FIRM showing the proposed and proposed modified BFEs and
their delineations are available for inspection at the Community Map Repository for the community.
The Community Map Repository address is listed below.

Dixie County, Unincorporated Areas:. Maps available for inspection at the Dixie County Planning
and Zoning Department, 405 Southeast 22nd Avenue, Cross City, Florida 32628.

Interested parties should send comments to the community CEO at the address listed below.

Dixie County, Unincorporated Areas: Send comments to Mr. Marcus Hays, Chairman of the Dixie
County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 2600, Cross City, Florida 32628.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Either the Mapping Partner at 386-362-1001, the
NFIP State Coordinator at 850-413-9960, or the Mitigation Division of FEMA in Region IV at
770-220-5406 and ask for the Regional Project Officer assigned to your community, for assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FEMA gives notice of the proposed BFE determinations, in
accordance with Section 110 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (Pub. L. 93-234); 87 Stat.
980, which added Section 1363 to the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (Title XIII of the Housing
and Urban Development Act of 1968 (Pub. L. 90-448)); 42 U.S.C. 4001-4128; and 44 CFR 67.4(a).

These BFEs, together with the floodplain management measures required by 44 CFR 60.3 of the
program regulations, are the minimum that are required. They should not be construed to mean the
community must change any existing ordinances that are more stringent in their floodplain
management requirements. The community may at any time enact stricter requirements on its own, or
pursuant to policies established by other Federal, State, or regional entities. These proposed and
proposed modified BFEs are used to meet the floodplain management requirements of the NFIP and
are also used to calculate the appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings built after
the BFEs are made final, and for the contents in these buildings.

Pursuant to the provisions of 5 U.S.C, 605(b), the Director, Mitigation Division of the Emergency
Preparedness and Response Directorate, to whom authority has been delegated by the Secretary of the
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, hereby certifies that the proposed new or modified BFE
determinations, if promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of
small entities. A BFE determination under Section 1363 forms the basis for new local ordinances,
which, if adopted by a community, will govern future construction within the floodplain area. By
themselves, the BFE determinations impose no restriction unless and until the community voluntarily
adopts floodplain ordinances in accord with these BFEs. Even if ordinances are adopted in compliance
with Federal standards, the BFEs only prescribe building height in the floodplain and do not prohibit
development. Thus, this action only forms the basis for future local actions. It imposes no new
requirement; of itself, it has no economic impact.

Lessees and owners of real property in the community listed below are encouraged to review the
Preliminary FIS report, FIRM, and related materials at the Community Map Repository address cited
in the table above and to submit comments to the appropriate community CEOs at the address cited in
the table above. The proposed new or modified BFEs along flooding sources studied by detailed
methods are shown on the Flood Profiles included in the Preliminary copies of the FIS report. The
flooding source studied by detailed methods is as follows:


Source of Flooding
and Location of
Referenced +Elevation in feet (NAVD)
Elevation Existing Modified Community Affected


Suwannee River:
Approximately 14.4 miles
downstream of U.S. Route 19
Approximately 2.8 miles upstream
of County Highway 340

+North American Vertical Datum


+13

+29


+12


Dixie County
(Unincorporated Areas)


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2005


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Log Cabin

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Log cabin Quilters met
Thursday, December 22nd at
the Levy County Quilt
Museum. I think everyone will
be glad to get back to normal.
Buying, traveling and getting
stressed out will soon be over.
I love Christmas because we
celebrate my Lord's birth but
to me Thanksgiving is my day,
for each day is a day to be
thankful and know how much
we are blessed and loved,
friends and family are so
important in our lives. We look
, around and see so much
trouble, sickness, problems and
stress but lets all know that all
of this we have today is all we
f: will have, for one day, it will
all be made better, for even
this shall pass.
Time is the most valuable
thing we have today. Stay
busy, stay healthy, give your
Jl problems to One who solves,
Small things in His way.
Quilting went on both
quilts and next Tuesday when
the boys from Lancaster comes
we will put all the Christmas
crafts away and get everything
back in place, put in our
SWatermelon Log Cabin and
get it done. It was so good to
have Ann Hardee and Goldie
with us... Ann makes the
Quillows that we have sold so
many of. Our year has been so
' great and we look forward to
2006, to quilt as much as we
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* 3/2 DWMH ON 3 ACRES near Old Town. Has metal roofover, above
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*- 5 GORGEOUS "OLD FLORIDA" ACRES 7 miles North of Cross City,
off CR 351. $70,000.0o 1 Pending
-*3.07 ACRES just outso@tuross City off CR 351 $36,900.
-*2.68 ACRES just outside Cross City off CR 351 $32,500.
--IN SUWANNEE 50x100 lot at Mullet Road. $300,000.
5 CONTIGUOUS LOTS near Suwanrnee River containing two buildable
parcels. $25,000.
**2/2 ON 1/2 ACRE OFF US 19 North on SW 316 Ave. Recently
renovated with new cabinets, range & ref, heat pump, refinished wood
floors, HWH and exterior paint. $85,000.
- 1 ACRE 'on Log Landing Road. $20,000.00.
-10 ACRES on paved CR 340 West near Rock Bluff $150,000.
-2 ADJOINING high & dry lots of 3 acres each, off Spillers Highway
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inside. On the outside, new metal roof. 2 car det.
carport, screen room, workshop wheat and air,
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-1 ACRE (+-) Borders Greenway
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-10 ACRES -Square. Wooded Oaks
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Gainesville. $141,000. (GA-750358-
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-20 ACRES (+-) Paved Road. Great
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Secluded. $175,000. (LA-750524-K)
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20x40' barn, 24x30' cookhouse, gazebo, fenced
$265,000 w/ terms NE 364 Ave
* 2 bedroom 1 bath cypress home in Springhaven S/D. Lot
#30 asking $92,900, 241 NE 754"' Ave
* 3 beautiful lots in Steinhatchee, I w/ mobile home. 200
yards from boat ramp & river. 2 septics & water meters
$300,000 S.W. 285th Ave, Steinhatchee, FL
* Lot #25 Marjorie Manor S/D, with well septic and
power, 2.10 acres $39,000 NE 504 Ave
* Lot in Cross City, 1/2 acre excellent home site behind
Liles hardware on paved street just off US 19, owner
financing possible asking $26,000 SE 276 St
* 10 acres off Purvis Landing with well, septic, power
pole, $110,000 NE 770 Street, Jim Beam Way
* Lot 20 and west /2 of lot 21 King woodlands
Subdivision, 4.76 acres, $75,000 NE 188 Ave
* Lot 5 Greenview S/D, 3 acres with well, septic and
power pole, $39,000 NE 386 Ave/Greenview Road
* Older mobile home with Roof Over, 2/1V/2 & 10' x 18',
addition. Garage and storage shed built on home. Well
house is 8'x 10' floored building which is also a
workshop. 100 x 100 lot, $80.000. 111 S.E 140 Ave off
of 55A READY TO MOVE IN
* Lot 8 Eugene Development S/D, corner lot, 2.1 fenced
acres just off 55-A with 2 wells and a septic, $32,000,
SE 548 St & SE 194 Ave
* Lot I Mathew Plantation, 2.74 acres, just off Spillers
Highway, partially cleared, $35,000 NE 400 Ave
* .20 acres off of 351 with 4" well, cleared driveway and
home site, asking $212,000 NE 348th Street
* We have lots in Investland S/D with 109' on US 19 just
outside Cross City near CR 358 starting at $19,900

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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2005


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: 07/05/01

Minor Child.


NOTICE OF SUIT FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS AND PLACEMENT
FOR ADOPTION


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
rights to R.B., a female child bom 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, at the
Dixie County Courthouse, Cross City,
Florida, on the 13'h day of January 2006, at
10:00 a.m. for 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
Jfor 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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LEGAL NOTICE

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS TO
PROVIDE CONTINUING ENGINEERING
SERVICES

In compliance-with the requirements of
Flonda Statute 287.055, the Consultants
Competitive Negotiations Act, the
Suwannee Water and Sewer District is
accepting Stalements of Qualifications from
consulting firms to provide Professional
Engineenng Services on a continuing
-contract basis. These services include, but
are not limited o10, 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 formal.

1. Firm Overview: Include firm
location, .financial stability,
and capabilities.
2 Proposed ManagemenI and
Project Staff Qualifications:
Provide a project team
organizational chart Indicate
who will serve as Project
SManager and : describe
related experience and
qualifications for project team
members..
3. Past Performance:
Consultant .should clearly
outline relevant experience in
similar assignments.
S 4 References Include a
minimum of 5 government
client references for which
you nave 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 Distnct P 0 Box 143, Suwannee,
SFL 32692 by 5 00 PM on January 5, 2006.
Late submilttals 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 nghl to select a firm based
" solely on the content of the proposals that
are received
: 51-1
S LEGAL NOTICE .

': IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
-* PROBATE DIVISION

File No. 2005-0083-CP


S. *." Division: Probate

:IN RE: ESTATE OF
MYRTICE LANDRUM DAMPIER


Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of Myrtice
Landrum Dampier, deceased, whose date of
death was September 11, 2005, and whose
Social Security Number is 261-04-5315, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Dixie
County, Florida, Probate Division; the
address of which is 214 NE Highway 351,
Cross City, Florida 32628. The names and
addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.

All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATIONS OF THIS
NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

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

The date of first publication of this notice is
December 22, 2005.

Personal Representative
Ernest Wade Landrum
2551 SE 55A Highway
Old Town, Florida 32680

Attomey for Personal Representative:
Susan L. Mikolaitis
Florida Bar No. 676284
Marvin W. Bingham, Jr., P.A.
P.O. Box 1930
Alachua, Florida 32616-1930
Telephone: (386) 462-5120


52-1

LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 05-80CP
Division: Probate

IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOYCE BUTLER

Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS; AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:

You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered
in the estate of Joyce H. Butler, deceased,
File Number 05-80CP, by the Circuit Court
for. Dixie County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Post Office Box
1206, Cross city, FL 32628; that the
decedents date of death was October 13,
1983; that the total value of the estate is
$19,300.00 and that the names and
addresses of those whom it has been
assigned by such order are:

Leon E. McCullough
512 S.E. 552 Street
Old Town, FL 32680

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:

All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other
than those for whom provision for full
payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administration must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
,CODE.

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

NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD. ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO 12) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED

The date of first publication of this Notice is
December 22, 2005

Person Giving Notice:
Leon E. McCullough
.512 S.E. 552 Street
Old Town, Florida 32680

Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
Leenette W. McMillian
Attorney at Law.
Florida Bar No. 0075779-
Post Office Box 1388
Mayo, Florida 32066
Telephone: (386) 294-1688
52-1

LEGAL NOTICE

CITIZENS OF DIXIE COUNTY

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE at the regular
meeting of the County Commission on.
Thursday,.January5, 2006, at 10:00 A.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


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NOTICES


Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk
SDixie County, Florida 32628


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LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

BURTIS M. GREGORY
TAX DEED 208
794 NE 521st STREET
OLD TOWN, FL 32680

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

Certificate No.: 208
May 30, 2001

Description of Property:

Parcel No. 19-13-12-2994-0000-0170

Lot 17 and the South One Half of Lot
16, SUWANNEE SHORES
SUBDIVISION, as per the official plat
thereof on file and of record in the
office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court,
Dixie County, Florida.

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED
*Edward H. and Sandra L. Baker
General Delivery, Suwannee, FL 32692
*Edward H. & Sandra L. Baker
1139 Blufield Avenue,
Brandon, FL 33511

WARNING: Said property being in the
County of Dixie, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the
property described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest bidder at
the Dixie County Courthouse on
January 31, 2006 at 11:00 A.M.

DATED this December 21, 2005.

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Medicare Drug Plans?
On Wednesday, December 28th, SHINE (Serving Health Insurance
Needs of Elders), a volunteer division of the FL Dept of Elder Affairs, will
hold individual counseling sessions at the Gilchrist County Library in
Trenton from 10:00am-12:00pm.
There is still much confusion in determining which plan is best for
you. While SHINE cannot make that choice for you, we will assist you in
getting the information you need to make an informed choice. If you
cannot run the computer programs yourself nor have any family or friends
to help you, we will offer to run the programs in www.medicare.gov for
you. The Compare Drug Plans will list at least three plans that best suit
your drug needs. From there, you can call the plan company and ask to be
sent the details on the plan (see pages 97B-97F in the back of the
Medicare and You 2006 book). It is important that you find out what your
deductible, premium, drugs covered, drug costs, mail order options, and
whether or not the 'donut hole' is covered in each plan. The least
expensive plan may not necessarily be the best plan in the long run. We
will be happy to go over the plan details with you and answer any
questions you may have.
As of December 31st, Medicaid will no longer be supplying your
drugs. As of January 1st, 2006, you will need to be enrolled in a Medicare
Part D Prescription Drug Plan to cover your drugs. It is important that all
people on Medicaid (full Medicaid or SSI) have received their 'yellow'
letter from the US Dept of Health and Human Services in the last couple
of weeks. This letter explains which plan you have been assigned if you
do not choose to enroll in a plan yourself. The letter gives you the plan
name, what your deductible and premium will cost you, and the amount
your drugs will cost. It also gives you the phone number for that plan.
Please call the plan and ask if each of your drugs will be covered and how
much each will cost you. Ask if your favorite pharmacy will be carrying
the plan. To verify, call your favorite pharmacy and see if they say they
are to carry this plan. Most major pharmacy chains will carry all six of the
Medicaid plans. If you are not satisfied with your answers, please get in
touch with us and we can give you the numbers of the other 5 plans to call.
If you have not received your letter, be sure to call Medicare at 1-800-633-
4227 and ask which plan you have been assigned. Ask for the phone
number of the plan and to be sent a copy of this letter. If you choose a
plan that has a premium of more than $27.09, you will pay the difference
in the cost.
For all other Medicaid programs (QMB, SLMB, Waivers, Silver
Saver, Share of Cost, Waivers, etc), Medicaid will no longer be paying for
part or all of the cost of your drugs as of December 31st. If you do not
enroll in a plan by May 15, 2006, HHS will assign a plan to you (to begin
June 1st, 2006). This means that YOU must enroll in a program by
December 31st to continue to receive drugs at a discounted cost. Please
bring in your Medicare card and drug lists or bottles for us to help you
find out which Medicaid Part D plan is best for you. Only the Medicaid
Qll (PMBO) program will continue until Sept 2007.
Pre-qualifying for Extra Help in paying your deductible, premiums,
and drugs is still available through SSA. Pick up your forms from a
SHINE counseling site. To qualify for one of the three groups for Extra
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with assets of less than $11,500 or an income of less than $19,245 for a
couple with assets of less, than $23,000. Assets do not include your home
you live in or your vehicles. Your assets must be able to be turned into
cash in 20 days or less. Please do not give out any personal information to
anyone that calls or comes to the door trying to sell you a drug plan. Do
not give anyone your Social Security card number, your Medicare card
number, your bank account number, or your credit card number over the
phone, or to anyone who knocks on your door. It is illegal for anyone to
sell these plans door-to-door.
For questions or directions to a site near you, please call the Elder
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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2005


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MISCELLANEOUS
FOR SALE
FOR SALE Miami-style rollout
windows, 14 regular size, 1
bathroom size, 2 picture window
glass, all cranks work very good, all
screens in exc. Cond., all for $300.
Call 498-3206.
1-2
FOR SALE 1991 Coachman (van
style) motor home, new
transmission, $3200. New Berber
carpet, new TV/DVD (in box), 2
new tires low mileage, well
maintained. 352-498-4273.
1-2
FOR SALE Complete set white
French Provincial bedroom suite,
excellent condition, well crafted,
$200.00, call 352-356-2020.
52-1
FOR SALE Tire changer -
$1,000.00; petal style sewing
machine, works good $150.00;
call Rick 498-7425 or 356-0793.
52-1
HORSES FOR
SALE-
Paint Stock, 10-20 months old,
Gentle, $600 & up. 498-7107 or
498-0816
52-3
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
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.
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PETS & SUPPLIES

PET GROOMING New Pet
Grooming Shop open in Chiefland,
January 3rd. Paradise Pet Palace -
352-493-0606.
52-9
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-2-42-1, AU#2548 Tri-State
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'Every Friday, 6:30, 3 miles South
of Perry on Hwy. 19.
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HELP WANTED
FLORIDA PINE STRAW SUPPLY
SCOMPANY Drivers needed,
Class A CDL, (2) years experience
required, DFWP, call (386) 294-
S3411.
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TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED -.-
Florida-Alaoama runs, good
benefits, clean driving record, drug
- free, pass DOT 542-8707.
DRIVERS NEEDED Witn good
class A CDL licenses Drug
screening and all driving related
documentation required Good pay
and drivers home nightly.
Encourage Minority and Female
Drivers to apply. Call 352-498-
3892 for more information EEO.
FAB TECH INDUSTRIES INC.-
Looking for experienced welders
and fabricators for 2 month local
project Competitive pay scale.
Accepting applications 8 00-5-00
M-F, Call 352-498-7020
52-1
TRUCK DRIVER/MOTOR
GRADER OPERATOR The Dixe
SCounty Board of County
Commissioners is accepting
applications for Truck Driver.'Motor
Grader Operator for the Road
Department. Starting Salary is
$9 00 per nour plus benefits to
include health insurance, life
insurance, paid iacalion arid
retirement Must have Class B CDL
or more and grader experience If
you have questions, contact
,Howard Reed, Road
Superintendent at (352) 356-0028
between 7 a m. and 3:30 p.m.
Applications are available at the
Dixie County Commissioners Office
at the Dixie County Court House
and will be accepted through 3
p.m. on Wednesday, January 4,
2006 Applications are NOT
available at the Road
Department A pre-employment
drug test is required Dixie County
is a drug free workplace and an
EOE.
52-1
DRAGLINE OPERATOR The
Dixie County Board of County
Commissioners is accepting
pplicaiions for a Dragline
peralor for the Road Department.
tarting Salary is $9.00 per hour
lus benefits to include health
surance. life insurance, paid
acalion and retirement Applicants
ust have dragline operating


experience. If you have questions.
contact Howard Reed, Road
upenntendent at (352) 356-0028
between 7 a m. and 3:30 p.m.
applications are available at the
ixie County Commissioners Office


at the Dixie County Court House
and will be accepted through 3
p.m. on Wednesday, January 4,
2006. Applications are NOT
available at the Road
Department. A pre-employment
drug test is required. Dixie County
is a drug free workplace and an
EOE.
52-1
HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC
/ SHOP SUPERVISOR The Dixie
County Board of County
Commissioners is accepting
applications for a Heavy Equipment
Mechanic / Shop Supervisor to
manage the Maintenance Shop of
Dixie County. This is a highly
responsible management position
That reports directly to the County
Coordinator. The successful
applicant will be responsible for
general oversight of the shop,
purchase of materials, seeking
competitive pricing on all goods
and services purchased by the
Maintenance Department,
supervise shop mechanics and any
other duties assigned by the
County Coordinator. A minimum of
a Class B CDL license is required.
Salary commensurate with
experie,.: Benefits include
Florida reineernt health and life
insurance and uriiiurn il:wance.
Applications may be picked up at
the County Cornrii ir.iers office ii,
the Dixie Couni, ,::.urr,., e 214
NE 351 Hwy, Suite H and must be
returned to the same location by
January 17, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. A
pre-employment drug test is
required. Dixie County is an EOE
and Drug Free Workplace.
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OPERATOR
TRAINING FOR
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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. ,
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HOMES FOR
RENT
FOR RENT Two houses
available 1st of January Ideal for
1-2 people. NO animals! 'Please
call 542-1150 or 356-1804. ,
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FOR RENT 3BR/1B house in the
city limits near shopping, schools
and Post Office. City water, sewer
and garbage pick-up. 1 year lease
available, HUD applicants
Welcomed. $400 monthly, first and
last, $100 deposit. Call 498-2533.
1
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 354-53-14 1.
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MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT
3 BEDROOM TRAILER In Town,,
310 month, call 498-7392.


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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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
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night, 8:00 P.M. at the Fellowship
Baptist Church, in .Steinhatchee,
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AA MEETINGS Monday nights,
8:00 p.m. Cross City Church of
Christ, McArthur Street, across
from Gooding Funeral Home. Call
1-800-613-0164.
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SERVICES
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.
46-1
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)
498-3038.
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Maintenance, guaranteed. Call
today for FREE WATER TEST. No
obligation. $795 to $1995. IRON-
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542-9817, Tim Mead, Rep. (352)
542-1759, or 1-800-437-1128
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4 corner stones $75.00. Call
Dixie Monument Co., 542-3432.
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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2005


Page 16


Renee Summers Crowned Tri-County Queen


Santa Claus Sighted In Horseshoe Beach


Renee Summers

On November 5, 2005, Renee Summers was crowned Queen during the first "Miss Tri-County
Pageant, held in Trenton, Florida. Renee is a senior at Trenton High School where she is a member of
the Beta club, Captain of the Varsity cheerleading squad and is presently the reigning Miss Gilchrist
County.
Miss Summers attends Pine Grove Baptist Church in Trenton and is the daughter of Kevin and
Lori (Sheppard) Summers of Trenton. She is the granddaughter of Pat Gamble of Steinhatchee,
Buddy Sheppard of Cross City and Harry and Mary Jo Summers of Trenton.

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Christmas came early for this young man, Ethan Geer, (center) when his aunt, Claudia Calhoun, placed his name in the
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