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Dixie County advocate
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 Material Information
Title: Dixie County advocate
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Rose O. Chavous
Place of Publication: Cross City Fla
Creation Date: March 9, 2006
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Cross City (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Dixie County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Dixie -- Cross City
Coordinates: 29.635278 x -83.124722 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922?
General Note: Publisher: Skipper K. Jones, <1994>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 24, no. 15 (Oct. 10, 1946).
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FEATURES INSIDE
*AES Sweethearts...........11A Classified ............... .....9B
*Bullriders 1B -*Comics..................... 10A
*Comm. Highlights.............5A*Facts & Trivia........... 10A
-Fair Happenings ............. 10B ,Jail Log 2A
*ReFCATuge OpeMania... House........3B pLes 9B16
*Fishing Tmy. ........2..............2B .- .'Meetings & Events.. .4A
*HicksWins ................. 48 -*Movies ....................._10A
,Impact 2006................... 6A -Obituaries......... A
*Mallory Swamp Opens....5A 'Religion .................. 6&7A
-Refuge Open House.28 3-Sports 9B
*Republican News.............3B )0ul3isfing 2Tews & Events Sor D1 ixie County Every Weef, Without Fail, Since July 1, 1-921 *Tides 10A
*Step-Up Florida ......... 7B The .ValleyFLORIDAWeather....................10A
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High Winds CauseBrush Fire GILCHRIST & LEVY TAKE HOME



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This brushfire off CR 351 was started with the help of high winds we
experienced last Friday. The Division of Forestry brought in a large '
tractor to help keep the fire in check with a new fire-line.
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
Last Friday, March 3rd, area fire departments were called to a
brush fire off CR351 that burned a 1/2 acre outside the lines. The

landowner called for back-up.
Dixie Volunteer Fire Departments were the first to arrive at the .il
scene, followed by the Division of Forestry who brought in a 550
John Deer Plow Unit which plowed a new fire line around the
escaped portion of the control burn.
Dixie County is currently not under any restrictions for burning,
they are asking residents to use extreme caution due to the low
humidity levels we have experienced lately.
If you wish to burn debris larger than an 8x8 pile, you must w
obtain a bum permit from the Division of Forestry by calling I-
850-838-2299.


Single Car Accident

Results In DU1 Arrest














The driver of this vehicle was lucky not to have sustained any injuries
while it rolled over twice. However, the driver was charged with DUI.
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
This past Sunday, March 5th, 2006 the Florida Highway Patrol t
and Dixie Emergency Services responded to a single vehicle
accident onUS 19, just outside of the Cross City, city limits. Th
According to FHP Trooper William Sheheane, Jesse Davis, 38 `
of Cross City was southbound on US 19 when he ran off the road *'
and then overcorrected trying to get back onto the roadway. Davis
lost control and began to slide, hitting the median and then rolling FA
over two times before stopping on the eastside on his wheels.
Davis, who was uninjured, was arrested DUI, Driving Without
a License and Careless Driving charges and taken to the DixieA
County Jail. He was released Monday. Nlarch 6h.



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been taking a break and did not return to the car when called. oiH

This dog has been trained as a law enforcement dog and needs

Retriever, please contact the SO at 498-1231, ext. 0.


Stolen Truck Recovered
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
On February 24th Dixie Chevrolet was burglarized witdj'a
number of tools taken and a 2005 Z-7 Colorado truck belongingto
OWN Cross City resident, John Rollison. On Thursday, March 2, 2006
'4-- 'v"the truck was reco ered in the Miami area.
.. .According to Cross City Police Investigator Bobby Owens, the
4' .o Miami Police" had'stopped the truck on a routine traffic stop. A
check on the vehicle and the driver found the truck to be the one
stolen from Dixie Chevrolet. The driver, Jason Baez, 29, of Del
Ray Beach, was arrested and charged with No Valid Driver's
License and Grand Theft.
One of Baez's passengers, Rosa Panadeiros, 38, also of DlW
,Ray Beach was arrested on an unrelated charge.
Four-year-old Julia Chesser is shown, right bottom, looking at some of the names carved in "tree" out in front of the Suwannee River Youth Fair Owens noted that the case was still under investigation and that
pavilion. This tree represents many generations offair goers in the tri-county area and the bond we all share. See "THE TREE" section A page 5 additional charges are pending in the case.







DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2006


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$27.82............................Elsewhere
Includes Tax

Official Organ & Only Newspaper
Published in Dixie County

Sue Chewning................................. Editor
Terri Langford...............Reporter
Joyann Rogers...................Bookkeeper

The Dixie County Advocate is owned by H & L Media, LLC of Dixie
itounty.
Deadline for news and announcements is 5:00 p.m. on
Monday. Deadline for advertising and classified ads is 12:00 Noon on
Tuesday. Classified.ads are $5.00 for 20 words or less; 100 per each
additional word. Classified ads are payable in advance. Please mail ad
with check to the above address. Ads can also be paid with debit or
credit cards.
S All material published herein is the property of the Dixie
County Advocate. Reproduction by commercial interests or for resale or
distribution, in whole or in part, is forbidden without the permission of
.the publisher.
Letter .to the Editor Policy: In order to provide an open forum
.on issues and concerns to our readers, we publish (space permitting)
every letter that we receive that is signed by the writer. Unsigned and
"anonymous" letters that are inflammatory, slanderous, or libelous.
Letters promoting a commercial enterprise are not published. The
Advocate reserves the right to edit all submissions.
Committed to Accuracy: Errors of Fact appearing in news
columns will be corrected if the error substantially affects the
information contained therein. Call, email or write the Editor to report
Errors of Fact.
Internet: New stories, along with selected pictures, legal ads,
classified ads and obituaries are posted weekly to www.dcadvocate.net.
THE DIXIE COUNTYADVOCATE (USPS 158-760) is published weekly
for $21.40 Tri-County Area & $27.82 Out of Tri-County Area, per
year by the Dixie County Advocate, 174 NE 351 Hwy., Cross City, Fl
32628. Periodical postage paid at Cross City, Florida. POSTMASTER:
Send address changes to DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, P.O. Box 5030,
Cross City, FL 32628.


The search for intelligent life
This time around, the search for intelligent life takes us to that
citadel of sophistication, New York City, home of the United
Nations, the major television networks, and Luigi's Pizza Parlor.
Most of us could avoid New York City, were it not for the fact
that it comes to us vicariously in the form of New York Times-
owned newspapers in a large number of cities in Florida and
elsewhere, complete with editorial columns by staff writers, the
efforts of two of whom we will consider here.

Earlier this year, columnist Paul Krugman came up with what
appeared on the surface to be a compliment to the Veterans Health
Care System. Actually, it was a pitch for national health care,
socialized medicine, "Hillary-care," or whatever. Please understand
that the issue here isn't whether or not health care in this country is
adequate as it currently exists. At issue is the fact that Mr.
Krugman based his position on misleading information.
First off, Krugman stated that the VA Health Care System
"covers all veterans." It clearly does not. The VA is currently not
enrolling a large section of the veteran population who do not have
service-related injuries and are not on hard times financially.
Krugman also asserts that the VA avoids the need' to check
patients' coverage and demand payment from their insurance
companies. Wrong again. The VA form 10-10EZ, which is used to
enroll veterans in the VA Health Care System, requires information
regarding private health care coverage, and in specified
circumstances, the VA does bill private insurance companies.
Thomas Friedman, another Times luminary, thinks the federal
government should tax gasoline to the $3.50 to $4.00 per gallon
level in order to encourage consumers to buy vehicles that run on
alternate fuels. What Mr. Friedman fails to address is the matter of
how working class people are supposed to come up with the big
bucks it will cost to buy these innovative new cars, many of which
are still on the drawing boards; where they'll fill up with what and
at how much per gallon, and particularly how much better the gas
mileage will be-if any. But isn't that just like a liberal who works
in NYC, doesn't need a car (much less a pickup) to get around, and
makes enough that he doesn't have to ride the subway?

Mr. Friedman's column, as it appeared in a recent edition of the
(New York Times-owned) Gainesville Sun, was headlined, "Who's
afraid of a gas tax?" Permit me to explain that not liking a gas tax
is not exactly the same as being afraid of it. I'm not afraid of
broccoli, I just don't like it, and I particularly don't want to be
forced to eat it.
It's almost refreshing to hear a liberal agree with President
Bush by saying that we need to wean ourselves off a dependence on
the oil produced by a lot of countries that don't like us. But neither
the president nor the media liberals who don't like him are
'addressing the matter realistically.
Research on alternate energy sources is fine, but meanwhile we
could be getting a lot of crude oil from the Alaskan Wildlife
Refuge, and without molesting the caribou. And we could be
drilling in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast, were it not for
the risk of offending the delicate sensibilities of developers who
build high rise condos on the waterfront. It would suit me fine if we
,didn't buy the first barrel of Middle Eastern oil, so why don't we do
,the intelligent thing and tap the resources we have here at home?
Now, getting back to New York City, we did find intelligent life
'there. It takes brains to run a successful business in NYC and make
good pizza in the process. Stop by Luigi's if you ever get up that
way.

Advocate Deadlines
Articles & Display Ads Monday @ 5:00 pm
Classified Ads Tuesday @ 12 Noon


Advocate Welcomes

New Sales Representative


lan Dunn
The Advocate would like to welcome the newest member to our
staff, Ian Dunn. Ian's primary job will be as our Sales
Representative. If you should have any questions regarding
placing an ad in the Advocate, you can reach Ian at 352-498-3312
or drop him an email at sales@dcadvocate.net.
Ian has been with us for a month now and we have enjoyed his
great sense of humor and infectious smile. The professional
attitude and enthusiasm of this young man is a definite plus for the
Advocate. Welcome to the team, Ian!

Boyd Staff Holds Office Hours In

Cross City
A member of Congressman Allen Boyd's (D-North Florida)
staff will be visiting Cross City so the people of Dixie County have
the opportunity to personally discuss issues concerning them.
Congressman Boyd's staff is trained to assist constituents with
a variety of issues relating to various federal agencies. It is
important to the Congressman that his staff is available for those
who are not able to travel to either his Panama City or Tallahassee
offices.
Office Hours with Congressman Boyd's Staff
Monday. March 13, 2006.
10:00a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
County Commission Board Room
In the Courthouse
Cross City


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Call In Orders Accepted
Ph. (352) 498-7347


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money in trust.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes



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THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

YOUR PUBLIC TRUSTEE


Chad Reed
Q.* My husband received a
summons for jury duty. He is
an independent contractor, and
if he isn't around, the work
doesn't always get done
properly or in a timely manner.
What are acceptable reasons
for dismissal from serving on
the jury.

A: A: The criteria for
exclusion from jury duty
include:
1. Being under prosecution for
any crime.
2. Having convictions in
Florida, federal court, or any
other state, territory, or county,
of bribery, forgery, perjury,
larceny or any other felony
offense, unless civil rights have
been restored.
3. Holding public office as
Governor, Lieutenant
Governor, a Cabinet officer,
Clerk of Court, or judge.

If none of these apply to your
husband, there are other
conditions which allow
exemption from jury service if
requested:


Dixie County

Jail Log
FEBRUARY 24
KROESCHEL, WILLIAM TERRY, 56,
Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Without
Violence.
FEBRUARY 25
WILSON, GENNIFER NICOLE, 21,
Possession Controlled Substance,
Possession Cannabis -20 Grams,
Possession Drug Paraphernalia.
FEBRUARY 26
JAMES, LATOYA YVONE, 21, Warrant -
VOP Possession of Cocaine, Resisting
Without Violence, Disorderly Conduct,
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia,
Introduction of contraband Into County Jail.
BEDGOOD, DWAYNE EDDIE, 37,
.Disorderly Intoxication.
BEDGOOD, JOEL ANDER, 34, Disorderly
Intoxication.
FEBRUARY 27
WILLIAMS, TANGULAR KENTRESE, 36,
VOP Sale of Cocaine.
BOYINGTON, JACQUELINE MICHELLE,
40, VOP Worthless Checks (7 cts.).
MEDINA, LLOYD, 25, Possession +20
Grams Marijuana.
JUVENILE 15, Battery.


1. Expectant mothers or parents
who are not employed full-time
and have custody of a child
under the age of 6.
2. Persons employed as full-
time federal, state, or local law
enforcement officers, or
investigative personnel for
these entities.
3. Practicing attorneys or
physicians, or persons who are
physically infirm.
4. Persons who have served as
jurors in the county within the
past 12 months.
5. Persons who are 70 years of
age or older.
6. Persons who are responsible
for the care of those who,
because of mental illness or
retardation, senility, or physical
or mental incapacity, are
incapable of caring for
themselves.

None of these conditions
applying, the judge does have
discretion to excuse persons for
reason of hardship or
inconvenience. However, such
excusals are carefully
reviewed, and are not granted
automatically.


If you have any questions or
comments about this
column or your clerk's
office, please forward them
to Chad Reed, Clerk of the
Court, P. 0. Box 1206,
Cross City, Florida 32628,
or creed@dixieclerk.com,
(352) 498-1200.

FEBRUARY 28
WHITE, JAMES, 49, VOP Possession of
Contraband.
LEE, WILLIAM JOSEPH, 33, DWLS/R.
MARCH 1
SANFORD, IDA NICHOLE, 20, Warrant -
FTA DWLS/R Marion Co.
MADE, FRANKIE SUE, 43, Criminal
Misc. 3rd Degree, Affray.
THOMAS, JAMES LEE, 48, VOP Sale of
Cocaine Within 1000 Ft. of School.
MARCH 2
THOMAS, DONALD, 38, VOP Dealing In
Stolen Property, Burglary of A Dwelling,
Grand Theft Auto.
MARCH 3
DOUGLAS, TAMMY LYNN, 34, VOP -
Forgery/Uttering Forgery.
APEL, BRIDGET ANN, 44, Possession of
Controled Substance (Cocaine),
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
KOSS, KYLE RICHARD, 45, 'FTA -
DWLS/R (Levy Co.), VOP Leaving Scene
of Accident Levy Co.
MARCH 4
MARCH 5
SHAMPLE, BRIAN C., 21, Disorderly.
Intoxication, Battery On Law Enforcement
Officer.
DAVIS, JESSE KING, JR,, 34, DWLS/R,
Expired More Than 4 Months, DUI With
Property Damage.


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2006


PUBLIC SERVICE
INFORMATION
ANNOIJNCEMIENTS


Events For The Week Of:
Mar, 9th -Mar. 16th. 2006

Medical, Donations & Volunteer


" 55 Alive Volunteer
Instructors Needed Previous
experience is of no consequence,
training sessions provided. Call:
3,2-726-0753.
-,2001 Rx Program free
breathingg medications and
,Nebulizers asthma, emphysema
or COPD for qualified patients.
,Cll: 800-344-5764.
Florida Department of Elder
-Affajrs 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
opportunitiess, Call: Dana
Weinfurter @ 352-493-2333
P* oison Hotline a life-saving
-national hotline for poison
emergency treatment and advice.
,Call: 800-222-1222.
SStop : Addiction Drug
.addiction can leave an individual
feeling helpless and out of
control, especially if you are the
fainily member or friend of an
addict. Narconon Arrowhead
can help. Narconon offers free
counseling, assessments and
referrals to rehabilitation centers
nationwide by calling 1-800-
468-6933 or logging onto
www.stopaddiction.com. Don't
wait until it's too late. Call
Narconon now!
Clubs & Organizations
Rush. Splrs Arena! 6.5 miles
North of Old Town, Fl. Sorting and'
-Team Penning every Saturday
'.nights Starting @ 730 Spectators
'f-' Welcome
@Another Way, Inc. domestic
Violence and Rape Crisis Center
,Weo.ffer 24hr. hotline, emergency
.,shelter, legal advocacy, outreach
,'serxces and children services to
icrims of.sexual assault and rape.
All of oud services are free and
confidential. Remember!. Rape is a
S'crime.... Always Rape is a crisis
hotline 1-800-875-7983
'i. Attention Air boaters
'North Florida Conservation and
*Airboai Alliance, a newly formed
club is looking for new members,
that are interested in fellowship
with other air boaters and
,.Iportsmen, and working to keep
"' our public lands and waterways
1 pen 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,
i'Florida, 32060. (1st drive on right
Nust past Suwannee valley Electric
i^ Coop.) For more information
contact Chris Ave, Phone # 386-
658-1092
American Legion Post 383
Meetings are on 1s Wed. and 3rd
Tues. each month @ 6:30pm.
Call 542-2169
i'bixie County Historical
=Societ Sale of Dixie County
S Historical Material weekly each
FridaN at the old-Old Town
:,:'Schobl, corner of SR 55A and
CR 349.
., Free Business Assistance -
S.UNF ". Small Business
SDevelopment Center at the
Chamber of Commerce office in
ross City. Call M-W-F from 9-
12 at 498-5454 to set up an
appointment. Appointments are
every Thursday between 1-4

S,'Toll Free Rape & Sexual
'Assanult Hotline 1-866-875-
'9S3. A trained staff member
ill answer the hotline number
4 hours a day, 7 days a week.
S United A.B.L.E. Association
; helps children & adults with
, disabilities, and their families
, improve their quality of life and
S' recei e necessary services. Call:
'.877-446-2253.
S Meetings & Events
L-ANON Family Group
S"Meetings are held every
S'Wedtiesday Evening @ 5:30pm
at the. First Methodist Church
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.
DAV Auxiliary bingo every
Wednesday, 11 a.m. and
Saturday, 6 p.m. at Veterans Rd.
DAV Bldg. In Cross City.
Dixie Shrine Club 1st
Thursday of each month. Call:
352-542-7816.
Forest Park Hill Community
Center Has a Bingo every
Monday Evening, Doors open at
4:30 pm, games start at 6:30 pm.
Funds are to support the center
and charities.
Holy Cross Catholic Church -
Bingo every Tuesday Evening
6pm.l 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.
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.
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"d
Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
Call: 352-490-4545.
Note: PSA 's are published without
cost at the discretion of the Advocate-
and provide brief summaries meetings
and events of general public interest. It
is the responsibility of the
,organization/entity, 'to provide- d ie
Advocate with accurate information
and timely changes. Information and
changes must be submitted in writing,
either by fax or by email. The Advocate
is not responsible for errors or changes
in submissions.


FFA '

Annual
Plant

Sale

To Be Held

March 20-24
The Annual FFA Plant Sale
will be held Monday, March,
20th through Friday, March
24th in front of the Dixie
County High School
Gymnasium.
As always the club will
have the popular azalea plants,
along with other spring
blooming plants,


Auxiliary Unit
383 News
American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 383, Old Town, (1297 NE
82nd Ave) invites members
and guests to supper every
Thursday, from 5-6:30PM.
Spaghetti with salad and garlic
* bread will be served on the 9th,
and we'll be celebrating St.
Pat's early with traditional
corned beef and cabbage on
the 16th. Carl Miller will
entertain after dinner oh the
16th, from 7-10PM, so put us
on your calendar!
Our Post offers live music
every Saturday (6-10PM) and
Sunday (3-7PM), and karaoke
on Tuesday and Fridays (7-
11PM). We invite all eligible
veterans and their families to
join; we have, an active'
Auxiliary Unit, 'Junior
Auxiliary, and SAL Squadron.'
Information on membership
requirements is available by
stopping by the Post or calling
(352) 542-2021.
For God and Country
Ruth Lancaster

God made the 'cat in
order that humankind
might have the pleasure
of caressing the tiger.
-Fernand Mery


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AES 1st Graders To

Sponsor Chicken Dinner
Anderson Elementary 1st Grade will be sponsoring a Chicken
Dinner on Thursday, March 9"' from 11 am to 2 pm at Evans
Square and from 4 pm to 6 pm at the Anderson Elementary School
Cafeteria. Proceeds for the dinner will go toward expenses for their.
2006 annual field trip.
Dinners include chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, rolls, and
homemade cake and ice tea all for a $5.00 donation!
Tickets may be purchased at Anderson Elementary Front
Office, Langston Insurance Office or and AES First Grader.
DATE CHANGE!!
1st District Annual Reunion

To Be Held March 18th
This year's 1st District Reunion will be held on March 18th at
the First District Community Center on Hwy 349N.
We will begin gathering around 10:00am and eat around
noontime.
Grab a lawn chair and make your plans now to come and join
in on a great day of fun and fellowship.
Ladies, please bring your favorite covered dish and/or dessert.
Paper goods and tea will be provided.
For more information or if you would like to help with
planning, please contact Doreen or Buddy Lamb days at wk:
Doreen 352-498-2005 or nights at home: 352-542-9353.

Free Vocational Rehab Available
Vocational Rehabilitation is an employment program, that
provides services for eligible persons with physical or mental
limitations, that interfere with employment. These services are
designed to enable people to get, keep or regain employment.
Services can help with medical or mental health treatment, job
placement, and retraining. In Dixie and Gilchrist counties, call
Abilities of Florida at 352-542-3373.

LCCC Board Meets
Lake City, Fla. The Lake City Community College District
Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 14, 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.
SRWMD Governing Board Meeting
On Tuesday, March 14, 2006 the Suwannee River Water
Management District's Governing Board will meet at 9:00am at
District Headquarters, Hwy 49 and 90 East, Live Oak, FL. The
meeting is to consider District business and conduct public
hearings on regulatory and land acquisition matters. A workshop
will follow the Governing Board meeting.:
All meetings, workshops, and hearings are open to the public.

Healthy Start of North Central

Florida
Healthy Start of North Central Florida, Board of Directors
Meeting Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. United Way of
Alachua County, Gainesville, Fl. The public is invited. Please call
Celia Paynter at 352-313-6500, ext. 118 if you need additional
information.

Pancake Breakfast
The Waccasassa Fire Department will be having a free Pancake
Breakfast at the Community Ceiiter located at 214 S.E. Third
Avenue on Saturday March 11"', 2006 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00
a.m.
Donations will be accepted to support the Senior Citizen's
Food Pantry, which serves the senior residents of Gilchrist County.
Joe and Vince will be serving their special pancakes and
sausage. For take out or delivery please call 352-316-3907.
This month the pancake breakfast will be sponsored by police
Chief Billy Smith.

Benefit Dinner <
A Benefit Dinner will be held for Janet Cooper on Friday,
March .17th, 2006 at the Cross City City Park. Dinners will
include chicken, baked beans, cole slaw and dessert. Serving will
begin at 12:00 noon.
If you would like to help with this labor of love for a neighbor,
please contact Pam at 498-2729.

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March Cub Calendar
End of Third Nine Weeks
Parent conference 2:30-7:45 p.m.
Report Cards Home
School Closed
Mar 13-Mar 15 Tri-County Fair -School Closed
School Closed
School Closed
School Closed
St. Patrick's Day
Mar 20-Mar 24 School Psychologist on Campus
Family Night 6-8 p.m.
PTO/SAC Meeting 7p.m.
Family Night 6-8 p.m.
Stanford 10 Test Ist and 2nd grades
Stanford 10 Test 1s1 and 2nd grades
OTE Pageant Application Due


Anderson Elementary School
Thursday, March 9th School Advisory Council meets, 6:00
p.m.
Parent/Teacher Conferences, beginning at
2:30 p.m.
Friday, March 10"' School Holiday
Monday, March 13 Wednesday, March 15 School
Holidays
Thursday, March 16th Students return to school
Ruth Rains Middle School

March 2006 Calendar


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3:00pm Parent/Teacher Conference until 7:00pm
NO SCHOOL YOUTH FAIR
4:30pm Baseball/Softball @ Lake Butler
4:30pm Baseball/Softball vs Ft. White @ RRMS
4:30pm Baseball/Softball vs Chiefland @ RRMS
4:00pm Baseball/Softball vs Bronson @ RRMS
2:40pm School Improvement Mtg.
4:00pm Baseball/Softball @ Williston
4:00pm Baseball/Softball @ Williston
4:00pm Baseball/SOftball @ Perry


Dixie District Schools

Elementary Menu
MONDA Y, MARCH 13
NO SCHOOL TRI-COUNTY FAIR
TUESDAY, MARCH 14
NO SCHOOL TRI-COUNTY FAIR
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15
NO SCHOOL TRI-COUNTY FAIR
THURSDAY, MARCH 16
Breakfast Choice of Cereal & Toast or Cheese Toast, Fruit &
Milk.
Lunch Chicken Nuggets w/BBQ Sauce or BBQ Beef on Bun,
French Fries, Creamy Pudding, Fruit or Fruit Juice & Milk.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17
Breakfast Choice of Cereal and Biscuit or Ham & Cheese
Biscuit, Fruit Juice & Milk.
Lunch Pizza or Manager's Choice, Fresh Garden Salad
w/Dressing, Fruit & Milk.

Gainesville Savants: Join the Great
Gator Treasure Hunt!
The Great Gator Treasure Hunt of 2006 has begun! The Great
Gator Treasure Hunt is a feature of Viva! 2006 A Bayou Bash,
an annual fundraising event of Haven Hospice. The general public
is invited to hunt down a basket full of prizes' by gathering the
clues and guessing which three North Central Florida locations are
this year's choice destinations.
From. March 20 through April 10, the KTK Radio Morning
Show on 98.5 FM will be airing treasure hunt clues on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday mornings. Clues will also be posted on the
Viva! 2006 A Bayou Bash Web site, www.vivameanslife.com,
the day after their on-air announcement. Collect the clues and
make your best guess at the North Central Florida landmarks.
Submit all three locations along with your full name, address,
phone number and e-mail address via mail, fax, or e-mail by April
11 to: Haven Hospice, ATTN: Sandra Longshore, 4200 NW 90th
Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606, Fax: (352) 379-6286 or you can
E-mail: sclongshore@havenhospice.org
Listeners who guess all three locations correctly will be entered
into a random drawing. On April 15 at VIVA! 2006 A Bayou
Bash, Storm Roberts will draw the winner from that submission
pool. The answers will be posted on the Viva! 2006 A Bayou
Bash Web site on April 17 and the winner will be posted on April


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Parent Teacher Conference Night
Dixie District Schools will be hosting Parent Teacher
Conference Night Thursday March 9, 2006.
Teachers will be available to meet with parents from when
school is dismissed on that day through
7:45 p.m.
at
Anderson Elementary School
Old Town Elementary School
Ruth Rains Middle School
&
Dixie County High School
(until 8:00 p.m.)
All parents are encouraged to visit their child's school and
confer with their teacher.
Schools will be closed
Friday March 101"
&
Monday-March 134' (Tri-County Fair)
Tuesday-March145"' (Tri-County Fair)
Wednesday-March 15tih (Tri-County Fair)







DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2006


Mallory Swamp To Reopen For ATV Use On April 8

The Suwannee River Water
Management District will
reopen the Mallory Swamp j a
ATV Trail to the public on 'v... '
Saturday, April 8, 2006, at the C,
end of spring turkey season. .
The trail will remain open _
throughout the summer and L ''
will close again on September -- .
17, the Sunday before archery \ /<'
season opens in Mallory / .:
Swamp. This is the second
year the area's 38 miles of '
marked trails have been open 't D c
to all-terrain vehicles.
All ATV operators must
have a special use
authorization (SUA), which ,
they can obtain at no charge at ,
the ATV parking area kiosk. ';- ,B-,,.
Riders must stay on designated
trails, which are open only
during daylight hours, and obey posted speed limits. Riders 16 years of age and under must be
accompanied by a' parent or legal guardian who is required to sign an SUA.
To request a brochure or trail map call 386.362.1001 or 800.226.1066 (FL toll free). The brochure
and map also are available for viewing and downloading at www.mysuwanneeriver.com.


"THE TREE"
Continued from page 1
By Maureen Cravey)
It is fair time and hogs are getting weighed, steers are being
groomed, and cake and pies are baking. Fair time in our area is
much like it appears on the Andy Griffith Show, which wasn't so
where I grew up. Fair days meant the State Fair with food and
rides. I can't even remember seeing animals. Thankfully the
Suwannee River Youth Fair still has its roots grounded in show
animals, farm skills competitions, and food preparation.
But the thing that stands out most in my mind when I think of
the 16 years of fair days that my family and I spent here is... the
TREE.
Any parent who has attended the fair will know what I'm
talking about. There is a tree that stands in front of the livestock
building. It blossoms with flowers every March. These flowers are
not the kind you can put in a vase; they are our greatest blooms,
our children. Look up in the tree on any fair day and you will find
its branches full of 4-H t-shirts, FFA jackets, and boots covered in
well you know.. .The tree holds our dreams and our stories.
As a new person at the Fair many years ago when my boys
were still small, I knew I could always locate them there if they
were amiss. Later as they grew, I heard them many times make
plans to meet their friends by that tree. And now as my boys are
nearly grown and gone, I intentionally walk slowly by the
lingering tree to hear the stories the branches tell.
Fair time is a time when life seems to stand still. Families stop
their usual hustle and bustle and spend hours washing hogs and
clipping steers. It is the one time of the year young and old share in
the excitement waiting to hear who the Grand Champion will be.
WE hear day in and day out families are falling apart, I want those
nay-sayers to come to our Fair.
Families, business owner, and children share the stage. And if
you ever want to locate someone you've lost, go to the tree. My
boys are grown: one in college, the other two well on their way,
but I still will go by the tree and look up in the, branches and see
them little.. .treasure your fair days and remember the TREE.

Rod Smith Files Legislation To

Sunset FCAT
State Senator Rod Smith (D Alachua) today announced
legislation to sunset the FCAT. If approved, the bill will sunset
Florida Statutes Chapter 1008, the Assessment and
Accountability section of the K-20 Education Code, on August 1,
2007.
"The FCAT is forcing our schools to prepare children for a
test instead of preparing them for life," said Senator Smith. "We
need to get back to the basics and give our teachers the freedom
do what they do best inspire our kids to learn."
Senator Smith's bill would:
eliminate use of the FCAT to retain students in grades 3 and 10
put an end to financially punishing low-performing schools
eliminate the current practice of grading schools based on
FCAT results
prevent merit pay based on FCAT results
The bill also requires the Office of Program Policy Analysis
and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) to conduct a
comprehensive policy review of the chapter, including the
impacts of mandatory retention on graduation rates and
educational achievement.
"Testing and accountability are important parts of learning,"
added Senator Smith. "But the way this test is used is destroying
our public schools and hurting our kids. We need to put an end to
this system and start using testing the way it should be as a
diagnostic tool at the beginning of the year to determine in what
areas students need to improve and then getting them the help
they need. This bill will force the Legislature to completely re-
examine the way we test and assess our kids."





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Traditional Aviation Values
*Aircraft Storage, Hangar, Tiedowns
'Mainatenance
-Flight Instructions, Sightseeing &
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(352) 498-0281 -(352) 949-1154






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Hours: Tues. Fri. 10AM 6PM & Sat. 10AM 4PM


(352) 490-4925
FAX (352) 490-4926


Senator Smith
Files Legislation
To Require Paper
Trails On
Electronic Voting
State Senator Rod Smith
(D-Alachua) filed legislation to
require paper trails to all
electronic voting in Florida.
Paper trails will provide a safer
way to ensure that accurate
recounts are possible,
particularly in close elections
such as the 2000 presidential
race.
"If I can get a receipt
when I drive through an ATM
to fill up my car with gas,
there's no reason I shouldn't
be able to get one when I
vote," said Senator Smith,
Twenty-five states
currently require. a paper trail
for electronic voting, 16 of
which require the paper ballot
to be used as the true record in
the case of a manual recount.
If passed, Senate Bill 1910
would require:
An individual paper
ballot to be created for each
ballot cast
The paper ballots to


OLD TOWN

FIRE STATION, CR 349
1/2 MILE NORTH
OF HWY. 19.
TURN RIGHT ON
GREENWAY RD.

9AM-4PM


Commission Highlight
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
The Board of County Commissioners met
for their regular meeting on March 2, 2006 at
10:00a.m. Department heads gave their
monthly reports and several items of interest
were discussed.
The first order of business was the final
public hearing on a re-zoning request by Dave
Roberts to Commercial Neighborhood. The
property in question is located by Willow Hole
Road and Purvis Landing, an environmentally
sensitive area. Because there was no one to
represent Mr. Roberts or his company,
Dopplerdave, Inc., to give more detail as to what
they wish to do with the property,
Commissioner Lamb denied the request.
Jerry Prater, Veterans Service Officer, gave
an update on the All Veterans Memorial Park
located on the greenway. Prater stated the
memorial was in place, the shelter built and the
area marked off, the only thing left was a small
amount of landscaping. The Commissioners
were delighted to hear the news and will be
holding a ribbon cutting ceremony in the near
future.
Jerry Martin, Deputy Chief of Emergency
Services reported to the Board that they were
close to signing a mutual aide agreement with
Taylor County for emergency and fire services.
He also noted the Horseshoe Beach dredging
project was 40% complete. Both of these were
well received by the Board.
Martin also presented his monthly report
which shows 287 patients were transported by
ambulance last month, a total of 16,294 miles
and 1,808.14 gallons of fuel used. Non-
emergency patients totaled 65 with 2,341 miles
traveled.
Jack Spivey, Building Official also
presented the Board with his report. For the
month of February, Building and Zoning issued
113 permits, totaling $46,405.80 in revenue to
the county. Spivey noted that they received
their first impact fee at the new rate in February
as well.
Rex Dunn, Manager of' the Steinhatchee
Water Association (SWA) came before the
Commissioner with information on a decision
SWA had made on building a wastewater
treatment plant. The Advocate had written a
story on their plans early that week which
explained how the project was being funding by
a developer who would give the plant to the
SWA as a trade-off if you will, for being able to
build the plant on SWA property.


be used in the event of a
recount
The paper ballot to be
counted as the "true and
accurate" record in the event of
a discrepancy between the
recount and initial result
Added Senator Smith,


The Commissioners related their feelings of
caution towards the news Dunn had presented.
Attorney Joey Lander noted that while SWA did
not have to get the Board's permission to build
the facility, they would most likely be impacted
by the new plant with possible state mandates in
the future.
Dunn also reported plans for building a
water treatment facility in Jena. Once again the
Board relayed their concerns where they would
not have representation in order to protect the
citizens who will be affected by the plant.
Dunn thanked them for their time, but noted
that SWA would be going ahead with their
plans.
Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator reported
that the Hinton Landing dredging was near
completion. Total cost for the project which
included removal of silt build up in the boat
ramp area came to approximately $8,000.00,
paid for through county taxes.
At the conclusion of the meeting
Commissioner James Valentine asked Chad
Reed, who is serving as the Clerk Ad Interim
until an appointment is made by the Governor,
to reconsider possibly seeking the Clerk's
position on a permit basis and return to his
current job of Emergency Services Director.
Commissioner Buddy Lamb had earlier
expressed his appreciation to Jerry Martin for a
job well done during Reed's absence, but had
also expressed his thoughts on Reed being gone
from his position as Director; one that had given
him and the department state recognition.
All the Commissioners agreed they would
like for Reed to remain a part of the County'
Commission staff. It was noted that in the next
9 months to less than 4 years the Board faces the
retirement of Arthur Bellot, Billy Keen, Jack
Spivey and Jerry Martin. With those
department head positions vacancies, there will
be a loss in historical knowledge of county
operations.
Reed thanked the Board for their thoughts,
comments and confidence stated he would
consider remaining with the Board of County
Commissioner, but must take into consideration
what is best for this family and the county as a
whole and where he can provided the most
services to the citizens.
The next Commission meeting will be held
on Thursday, March 16th at 6:00 PM in the
Commission Meeting Room at the Dixie County
Courthouse.


"Americans can take losing an
election as long as they know
the election was fair. Paper
trails will help maintain the
integrity of our elections, as
well as maintaining citizens'
faith that their votes will count
and be counted."


When a friend is in trou-
ble, don't annoy him by
asking if there is any-
thing you can do. Think
up something appropri-
ate and do it.
-Edgar Watson Howe
***


SIlXI COUNTY









THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

AND THE DIXIE COUNTY COMMISSION ARE SPONSORING

A PROJECT TO COLLECT, RECYCLE, TREAT AND PROPERLY

DISPOSE OF THESE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTES.


WANTED


Used Oil
Oil Filters
Gasoline
Anti Freeze


Batteries
Fertilizers
Pesticides
Insecticides


Poisons
Computers
Televisions
Aerosol Cans


Household Cleaners
Fluorescent Lamps
Pool Chemicals
Paint Thinners


Paint & Paint Products
Photographic Solutions


I.


DANGEROUS
*If a container leaks, pack it in a larger container
with an absorbent material such as cat litter or
oil absorbent,
*Do not mix different or unknown materials together.
*Containers must be labeled. (If you cannot identify
the contents then label it unknown.)
*Pack the containers in boxes with dividers.


NOT WANTED
*Explosives such as ammunition,
dynamite, and blasting agents.
*Reactives such as crystallized ethers, picric
acid, and sodium and phosphorus metals.
*Radioactive or infectious wastes.
*Pressurized cylinders such as propane
or LP gas tanks and compressed gasses.


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CROSS CITY

DIXIE COUNTY
COURT HOUSE,
CORNER OF
CR 351 &
BARBER AVE.

10 AM-3PM


Call LJoe Ruthl at 352-498-1289 for more info. c


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14831 NW US Hwy. 19
Chiefland, FL 32626


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2006


Obituaries


Dennis Edwin Allen
Mr. Dennis Edwin Allen of Cantonment, Fl passed away
Monday, March 6, 2006 at North Florida Regional Medical Center
in Gainesville. He was 56 years old. He was a native of Dixie
County. He lived in Cantonment for 21 years and in
Newfoundland, Canada for 3 years. He was a member of the DAV
and American Legion. He served in the US Navy for 14 years
before being medically discharged. He enjoyed squirrel hunting
and fishing and was an avid reader.
He is survived by his wife Barbara Allen of Cantonment, Fl,
mother, Josie Allen of Cross City; sons, Eric Leon Allen and
William Clay Allen both of Cantonment, Fl; daughter Mistry
Towry (Ken) of Grove, Oklahoma; brothers, Leon Ashley Allen of
Perry, Georgia and Joe Hubert Allen of Cross City; sister, Phyllis
Ladonna White of Cleveland, Tennessee; grandson, Christopher
Landon Towry; many nieces and nephews. His father Leon P.
Allen precedes him in death.
-Funeral services will be held Friday, March 10, 2006 at
2:00p.m. at the Cross City Church of God with Rev. Jimmy
Corbin, Rev. Charles White and'Rev. Ed Ivey officiating. Burial
will follow at the Old McCrabb Cemetery in Old Town. A
visitation will be held Thursday, March 9, 2006 between the hours
of 6 and 8 p.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home.
Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Fl.

Elwood Henry Martin, Jr.
'Mr. Elwood Henry Martin, Jr. of Old Town passed away
Thursday, March 2, 2006 at the Brevard Hospice & Palliative Care
in Melbourne. He was 73 years old. He moved here in 1987 from
Tampa where he was a firefighter for the City of Tampa for 23
years before retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Masonic
Lodge #265 in Tampa, the Fanning Springs Moose Lodge and the
Dixie County Amateur Radio Klub (DARK).
He is survived by his wife, Anna Ruth Martin of Old Town;
daughters, Carolyn McPheeters of Melbourne and Kathy Berlin of
Charlotte, NC; sisters, Ann Ream of O'Brien, FL; and 3
grandchildren.
.Graveside funeral services for Mr. Martin were held Tuesday,
March 7, 2006 at Old Town Cemetery at 1:00 PM. A visitation was
hejd Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home
between the hours of 10 AM and 12 Noon.
Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home, Cross City.

William Kirk Napier
Mr. William Kirk Napier of Old Town passed away Thursday,
March 2, 2006 at the Tri-County Hospice Care Center in
Chiefland. He was 59 years old. He moved here in 1996 from
Manfield, Ohio. He was a member of the Ohio Moose Lodge in
Galion, Ohio and the Florida State Rodeo Association. In 1975 he
was named "All Around Cowboy of Florida."
He is survived by his wife Elizabeth of Old Town; daughters,
Connie Stroh (Shannon) of Cross City, Dawn Fisher (Julio
Eguigurems) of Old Town and Windy Cottrel of SC; sister, Linda
Spears of Galion, OH and Mary Ellen Elliott of Galion, OH;
brother, Jerry Napier; 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Memorial services for Mr. Napier was held Monday, March 6,
2006-at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel at 7:00 PM with
Rev. Arthur Walkins officiating ..... ..
Al.ll arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City.

R.L. Sears,
Mr. R.L. Sears of Old Town passed away Tuesday, February
28, 2006 at the VA Hospital in Lake City. He was 86 years old. He
\ as a lifetime resident of this area and a member of the McCrabb
Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the US Marine Corp, 1st
Marine Division, serving in WWII in the South Pacific. He
received a Purple Heart.
He is survived by his wife, Lonie Mae of Old Town; son,
Richard Sears of Old Town; daughters, Wanda Sheffield of
Chiefland, Kathey Bond of Cross City, Nancy Neeley of Cross
City; brothers, Allen Sullivan and Cline Sullivan both of Old
Town; sisters, Kat Cannon and Junita Millican both of Old Town;
13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
; Services for Mr. Sears were held Friday, March 3, 2006 at
2:00pm at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home with Rev. Gene
Robertson officiating. Burial followed at the Old McCrabb
Cemetery. A visitation was held Thursday, March 2, 2006 between
ihe hours of 6 and 8 pm at the funeral home.
Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick Gooding
Funeral Home, Cross City.

Augustus "Gus" M. Smith
,Mr. Augustus "Gus" M. Smith of Old Town passed away
Thursday, March 2, 2006 at Haven Hospice House in Chiefland.
H. was 77 years old. He moved here in 1989 from Hialeah, FL. He
wds a member for the Masonic Lodge of Columbia, SC and a
fo mer member of the Lions Club of Hialeah. He retired from
Eastern Airline after 22 years and was a former member of the
Ciyil Air Patrol serving for 2 years. He was of the Presbyterian
faith.
He is survived by his wife, Jeri Smith of Old town; sons,
Norman Smith of Old Town, Howie Smith of Weston, FL, Bryan
Smith of Wake Forest, NC and Troy Smith of Weston, FL;
daughter, Traci Bartick of Alpharetta, GA; brother, Benjamin
Smith of Anderson, SC; and 9 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 4, 2006 at 6:00 PM
at;the Rick Gooding Funeral Home in Cross City with Rev. Bobby
Lindsey officiating. A visitation was held Saturday, March 4, 2006
between the hours of 4-6 PM at the funeral home.
; All arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick
Gpoding Funeral Home, Cross City.

S Gary "Drew" Sullivan
SMr. Gary "Drew" Sullivan of Old Town passed away Saturday,
March 4, 2006 at North Florida Regional Hospital. He was 55.


Bprn in Mayo, Florida, Mr; Sullivan was raised in Perry, FL and
thtn moved to the Tri-County area where he lived the majority of
hip life. He was a roofer and a Baptist.
'-Mr. Sullivan is survived by his wife, Edna M. Sullivan of Old
TTpwn, sons, Bobby and Andy Sullivan, both of Fanning Springs;
daughters, Joey and Judy Henderson, both of Old Town; brothers,
COnnie Mac Sullivan, Billy John Sullivan and Jack Sullivan, all of
Perry, and Mike Sullivan of Fanning Springs; sisters, Nell Sullivan
of Fanning Springs and Stella Osborne of Ellabelle, GA; and 9
grandchildren. He is preceded in death by daughter Angie
Sullivan, brother, Wayland Sullivan, 2 grandchildren and his
parents, Hope and Ida Mae Sullivan.
, ; Funeral Services for Mr. Sullivan were held Monday, March 6,
2006 at 11:00 am at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with
R1v. Bobby Lindsey officiating. Burial followed at Old Town
Cemetery. A visitation was held Sunday, March 5, 2006 between
the hours of 4 and 6 pm at the funeral home.
Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home, Cross City, FL 352-498-5400.


New Prospect Baptist News
Although the weather was still cool, spring was in the air
Sunday as we gathered to worship our Lord. After a good lesson
in Sunday School and an uplifting song service by our choir, we
were blessed with a beautiful song by Bro. Ricky Downing, who
was visiting us from Central Baptist. Welcome back anytime, Bro.
Ricky. Bro. Billy then brought God's message from Hebrews
12:1-3, bringing out some very good points and leaving us with
much food for thought. It was good to be in the Lord's house, as
always.
Our Pastor/Deacons met Monday, Mar. 6th, and our monthly
Business Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday evening, Mar. 8th.
The following Wednesday evening, Mar. 15th, we will have our
monthly Fellowship Supper at the church annex, a time to which
we always look forward.
We were happy to have visitors again Sunday, and invite you
back anytime, along with all others who might like to pay us a
visit...all are welcome. The need for prayer seems especially
pertinent at this time, given the state of world affairs and the needs
of people here at home. Please pray for our nation's leaders, our
military personnel, and all the folks on the various church prayer
lists in our community and area. Have a good week, and may God
bless you and yours.

Faith Baptist Church News
We thank God for a glorious clay today. The weather was
gorgeous, our crowd was large and the Spirit was strong. Bro.
Jackie delivered two beautiful messages that God had laid on his
heart, the choir was outstanding, our special music was superb and
we had several visitors. We are always thankful for our visitors.
We pray they felt welcome and loved and went away saying it was
good to be in the house of the Lord. We invite you back anytime.
Our regular business meeting will be Wednesday night. Come
out and help take care of the business of God's church. Bro. Buddy
Britton is teaching a Bible class on Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. He's
doing a great job and if you're missing it, you're truly missing a
blessing.
Our church continues to grow as we had another member come
forward tonight. It's always a blessing to see souls added to our
number and God's family. If you're looking for a church home, we
invite you to share ours.
Remember this week to pray for a friend or loved one. Invite
someone to church with you next week and God will bless you for
it. We'll see you next Wednesday night and again on Sunday for
Sunday School and Church.

Fanning Springs Community
Church To Host
IMPACT 2006 March 13-16
IMPACT 2006 is a community event that will challenge both
youth and adults to become true disciples of Jesus Christ.
During each day of IMPACT students from the Tri-County
area will be involved in community service projects.
You will be challenged each evening as Matt Orth of
Crossroads Worldwide shares his passion for Truth, calling us to
grow deeper in our relationship with Jesus Christ. Nightly
meetings will be 7 pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, March
13-16 at Fanning Springs Community Church.
On Wednesday night, March 151' you will be inspired as
Contemporary Christian recording artist, Carl Cartee and his band
will be in concert, leading praise and worship starting at 7 pm at
the Fanning Springs State Park.
You don't want to miss this event! Plan now to attend. Be
involved!
'For more information call the Fanning Springs Community
Church at 352-463-2602.


OTUMC To
Hold.
Fundraiser
The Old Town United
Methodist. Church Choir ,
buying robes for the cheii.
Their successful chili dinner
inspired another- dinner! On
March 10, 2006 from 5 p.n
till 7 p.m. they are serving
Beef vegetable soup, also Bean
and Ham soup. All this will be
served with rolls and dessert.
They need your generous
donations to make this a great
success too. Come, enjoy the!r
culinary expertise as you help
them work towards their goal
This choir is an outstanding
group. You will feel well fed
when you hear them. The\
deserve a fine appearance to
enhance their joyful music.
OTUMC 542-7954
Lois Cook 542-9193

There are few things in
life more heartwarming
than to be welcomed by
a cat.
-Tay Hohoff


MARK YOUR

CALENDARS -
GET SET FOR
FUN, FOOD!
GO TO THE PARK

ON FRIDAY -
APRIL 21,2006
MORE TO

COME....


Abundant Life
& Living
By Lucille Stockton
Leadership: A divine leader is often
described as one who "knows the
way", "goes the way" and "shows the
way". Leadership doesn't mean you
must be highly educated, in an elite
social setting, having wealth, fame
.and. great positions. It simply means
having the initiative, ability and willingness to serve. Also idealism in
divine truth, is willing to accept the burden of responsibility. A deep trust
in God to order their steps and a genuine concern for God's people. A
good leader should know well how to delegate authority. Must have
enduring patience., be a good listener to hear what is not being verbalized
in conversation. God gives his divine leaders keen eyes sense of
observation, it broadens their horizons. Living an abundant lifestyle
should be a shining example of leadership that can lead people into good
moral qualities. Men are God's examples, which is a noble assignment, to
exemplify Him with dignity and trust. In a real sense, you will say like
Jesus in St. John 18:37, "This is why I was born and why I have come into
the world to bear witness to the truth:. Whom God creates he qualifies for
their purpose. "Love Life And Live It."

Behold The Tabernacle Of God
The Day of the Lord.
The Day of the Lord is not a twenty-four hour day it is a people, God's
army.
Hab. 2;3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it
shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely
come, it will not tarry.
The word speak means: it 'shall breathe or flow; why? Because you
have become the vision. When you have become the vision, it can speak
for itself. Before you became your vision it was something out ahead of
you. But when you become the vision, and the vision has become you, you
have brought the vision out of the future and into the present. And when
the vision has become a reality, and you have become the vision, you have
progressed into the I am that I am. We must also become the faith; we
must not die in faith.
Heb. 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises,
but having seen them afar off.
Heb. 11:39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith,
received not the promise.
Now if I started to Gainesville from Cross City and died on the way, I
would have died in faith, Because I was on the right road, but I did not
make it. But there will be a people that will become their faith, their
vision, and also it will become a reality. For if your vision never became a
reality, what good is it? You will soon die in faith, like many have done in
the past.
When God brings this people into the reality of their vision, then it
will breathe and flow, and accomplish that which it was sent to
accomplish.
God's people have died in their vision, and you and I will die in faith,
if we don't come on and know our day, and move in it.
To die in faith is not good enough, because that shows we did not take
the ball across the goal line. There will not be a coming forth of them that
died in faith, until Jesus rises fully in a people and has become reality
itself. We have had a vision for a long time, but we need the reality of it.
Job. 38:12 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and
caused the dayspring to know his place; Yes, the dayspring (God's people)
shall know their place. Continued next week...
Thank You
Thank you Rotary for sponsoring a Community Wide Baby
Shower for our New Life Pregnancy & Resource Center, February
26, 2006. Thanks to the Teen Court and Student Government of
Dixie County High School, The First Baptist Youth, and United
Methodist Women of Old Town for making Cookies. And thanks
to all who donated items We recci ecd many nice items, which will
go toward helping nimithers' and their babies.
Life is filled with so many blessings and especially the warmth,
kindness and caring of special people like you. May God bless you
for your kindness.


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It's A Girl!


Miss Rilee LeAnn Driggers
Grant Driggers is proud to announce the arrival of his little
sister, Rilee LeAnn Driggers. Rilee was born on December 8,
2005 and weighed in at 61bs 14oz and was 19 V2 long.
Proud parents are John & Cassie Driggers, Jr.
Proud Grandparents are John & Jean Driggers, Sr.; B.D. &
Shirley Douglas and Olen & Debbie Johnson.

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Friends & Family! i If

Lamb &

Gay To


Wed
You are invited to the -
upcoming marriage of Andrew '
James Gay & Shelly M. Lamb,
on March 11, 2006 at 3:00 PM.
Andrew is the son of
Andrew J. & Vicki Gay of-
Winter Haven, FL and Shelly is
the daughter of Tommy & Pam
Rimes, and Michael Lamb, all
of Cross City, FL.
The wedding will take place
at the home of Keith & Stacey
Tuten in Old Town, FL. A
reception is to follow. c
Andrew James Gay "
& Shelly M. Lamb


Calvary Temple News
Praise the Lord! Something very unusual is beginning to take
place at Calvary. While I do not want to jump to conclusions or
fabricate something that is not genuine, there are some things
occurring that are unexplainable outside of God. Results from the
services on February 26Li with Evangelist David Piper are as
follows. One person received Christ, twelve people received
healing of the knees, another of carpal tunnel syndrome, another of
a severe all-bladder attack instantly healed, another young man
who was totally deaf in one ear was instantly healed, another lady
with two fibroid tumors was apparently healed as the doctors could
not find them in a later check-up, plus more. All I can say is t-at it
is God! Listen to "Voice From Calvary Radio Program" Sundays
at 1:30 p.m. on 91.3 FM Live Oak Florida. Pastor Hurst newest
book, "Dirty Underwear In The Church-We Need A Change"
should be out within the next week. This is a full length book that
is full of spiritual meat. Join us in any service! Let's see what God
will do! Sunday 10:30 a.m. & Wednesday 7:00p.m.


Teresa Elizabeth Newman
Michael and Lee Newman of Salem are proud to announce the
miracle God has graciously given to them with the birth of their
baby girl, Miss Teresa Elizabeth Newman. Liz was born on
December 1, 2005 at 3:39 pm at The Women's Center in
Gainesville, FL. She tipped the scales at 5 pounds 11 ounces and
was 18 1/2 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Cecil and Darnell Gainey of Cross
City. Paternal grandparents are Margaret Cox and Marvin Newman
both of Salem. Maternal great grandparents are Bessie Gainey of
Cross City and the late Cecil Gainey, and Myra Williams of
Branford, and the late Oliver Lamb. Paternal great grandparents
are the late Elzie and Verdi Newman of Salem, and the late French
and Betty Akers of Perry.


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Lent and Easter Schedule
Mid Week Services
March 15"' 6:00 p.m. Pot Luck
7:00 p.m. Vespers
March 22nd 6:00 p.m. Soup and/or Salad and Sandwich
7:00 p.m. Vespers
March 29"t 6:00 p.m. Pot Luck
7:00 p.m. Soup and/or Salad and Sandwich
Holy Week Schedule
April 9th 10:30 a.m. Palm Sunday Procession with Palms,
Divine Service with Holy Communion
April 13"'h 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday, Divine Service with
Holy Communion and Stripping of Altar
April 14'11 7:00 p.m. Good Friday, Tenebrae Vespers Service'
April 15"'t 7:00 p.m. Easter Vigil (Saturday)
April 16"' 7:00 a.m. Easter Sunday Sunrise Matins Service
8:30 a.m. Easter Breakfast
9:15 a.m. Bible Study
10:30 a.m. Divine Service with Communion
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is located on Highway 19,
approximately 3 miles north of Wal-Mart, next to Dakotah
Vineyards, at 14303 NW 143rd Place. (1-352-493-4597). We invite
our friends and neighbors from the Tri County Area to join us. ,,, !
during this year's Holy Week. .

The Church of Jesus Christ News
By Pastor Lester Osteen
Greetings in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ! We pray this
finds you enjoying the blessings of God. "_
Our Friday fellowship services enjoyed spaghetti and
meatballs, Texas garlic toast and sodas before the service. -
The New Beginning gospel singers were here from Ocala on
Saturday night for an anointed worship of gospel songs Southern
style! It was truly a time to praise our God.
We are looking forward to the return of New Beginnifigs-the-"'
last week of April as we celebrate Pastor Osteen's 50th anniVersary'
in the ministry. We pray you will join us, too.
Come see us when you can. Love, Pastor Lester Osteen.


Women of Good Shepherd


Lutheran Church
The Women of Good Shepherd Lutheran will be having a
Spring Yard Sale on Saturday, March 11, 2006 from 8am-2pm,.
We would like everyone to come and help us raise enough'
money to help payoff our new organ. Thrivent for Lutheran w*'ll'
match our money raised, so for every quarter you spend we wilJ
raise fifty cents. Hope to see everyone there. '
If you would like to hear our new organ please join us on
Sunday morning at 10:30am for our Worship Service. Our church
is located about 3 miles north of Chiefland on Highway 19, beside
the Dakota Vineyards.
Gods Blessings to all,
Kathy Agnoli, Women's League President


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The Word Made Flesh
God's Sabbath
Continued from last week. I, the
son of man, say notice how He did
it. He simply said to the man:
"stretch out your hand." And in
the stretching ou.t of it, it was
made whole. In the man's
obedience he was healed,
immediatelyy and completely. So
shall it be in the day of the Lord.
1That ministry that has been
powerless and crippled in the
church, but unable to meet the
needs therein, shall hear the Word
of the Lord. There shall be
obedience, and there shall be
healing. And there shall be a
ministry in this 7'h day with power
'a d authority, able to meet the
needs of others. It shall come
about because of the many-
membered son company who
stand forth and speak the Word of
;the Lord. I, the son of man, say to
those who are preaching that the
5'"5 fold ministries" of Ephesians
'i4 11, are already done away with
and no longer for the church, I
%% would point you to a withered
hand that shall come alive in
God's Sabbath, the day of the
Lord. Yes, I know there will be
those v.ho have gone into the
fullness of son ship, conformed
into the image of the Son of God.
They will have entered the
ministry of the Melchisedec
'priesthood. But it is through their
minister, in that hour that the
%ithered hand" of the previous
age shall receive strength and
:begin ministering in power "to the
House". Ezekiel 44:10-14 tells of
that priesthood %%ho did not,
,riinister in the power of God, but
',who helped bring God's people
Sito Babylonian bondage. God
said that He would restore them to
ministryy so.that the, can
minister to the needs of the
people, and be keepers of the
charge of the house. But God
Makes it plain that there is a place
in the Holy of Holies that they can
never enter. That is reserved for
another minister (Versu 15-19
S". sons of Zadok"i % ho was
faithful to God's Word in the time
of captivity. Yes, the withered
hand "will be healed on the
Sabbath I. the son of man, say I
Corinthians 15:25 say that Christ
"must reign, until He hath put all
His enemies under His feet." And
we shall reign i tth Him. And we
are that pan of His bod iithat all
enemies shall be under. Revelation
20:6 tells us that \e hall reign for
1,000 ears on this eanh. 1
Corinthians 15:26 says, "The last
ehemy that shall be destroyed is
death." That simply means that at
the close of our thousand-year
'reign (the Sabbath day we've been
talking about) that the final enemy
t is destroyed Continued next
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Agape' Christian Center
River Road -- 66 SW 949th Old Town
'Where You Are Known By Your Love"
Sunday Worship -10OA & 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 Sl, & Horseshoe Beach Rd.
Invites You To Worship With UsI
"A church where everybody is somebody & Christis Lord"
Sunday School 10A ** Morning Worship 11 A
Evening Worship 6P ** Wed. Prayer Meeting 7P
Pastor David B. Downing (352) 498-0714

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

Cross City Church of God
Kenneth Street Cross City
'Proclaiming The Full Gospel ForAll People"
'Sunday School 10A" Morning Worship 11A
Children's Church 11A Evening Worship 6:30P
Wednesday Family Training Hour Adult & Teen Ministry,
Boy's Brigade & Girl's Club -.7:30P
Rev. Ed & Sviva 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
S Children's Church Ages 3-11
Sun. Evening 6P (Youthquake, ages 12-18)
Wed. Family Night 7:30P Missionette's & Boy's Club
Pastor Paul & Louise Tyson (352) 498-0736

Faith Baptist Church
CR 55, i.BeiA e'.. C r(t. o ly & 01a T.:.wn
"The Church With An Open Door"
Sunday School 9:45A ** Morning Worship 11 A
Evening Worship 7P
Mid-Week Bible Study Wednesday 7P
Rev. Jackie Pettrey, Pastor (352) 542-7103

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


j First Baptist Church of Cross City
US 19 Cross City
S hav comethattheymayhavelie, andhaveitmoe abuxrndanty. Jot to
Sunday School 9:30A* Morning Worship 10:45A
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 Won? 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 eternal.
Pastor Royce Hanshew (352) 542-7050


First United Methodist Church
S 22NE 138th St.* Cross City
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors"
Tre People of The United Methodist Church
Sunday School 9:45A, Morning Worship 11A
--- Wednesday Adult-Choir 7:30P
S Rev. Howard Griinmenga, pastor (352) 498-3420
Church of Jesus Christ
Horseshoe Beach Rd. Cross City
i Sunday School 10AM
Worship Service 11AM 6PM
Fri.. 6PM "Food for the Body" (Dinner before Service)
Fri..7PM "Food for the Soul" (Breaking the Bread of Ufe)
S, Pastor Lester Osteen (352) 498-3440

Lydia Baptist Church
2 Miles West of Cross City on US 19
"A Church You Can CallHome"
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
S Pastor Wayne Allen (352) 498-5617

McCrabb Baptist Church
7 Miles North of Old Town on SR 349
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Sunday School 9:45A, Worship Service 11 A
Church Training 6P, Evening Worship 7P
Women's Prayer Group 3rd Tues. -1 OA
Wed. Prayer Meeting 7P, Brotherhood/WMU -1 st Wed. 7P


New Prospect Baptist Church
US 19 Between Cross City & Old Town
Jesus Is The Answer For Your Life .. i
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 Worship & Adore Him"
Sunday Worship 9:30A
Church School -11A '
Wednesday Choir Practice 7P
Pastor, Rev. Carl Rainear (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 11 A
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30P
Pastor Bill Schnorbus- H 498-3258, C 498-5674

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

Wind of the Spirit Outreach Ministries
Located Behind NAPA In Old Town
"A Church Withovt Walls"
Sunday Morning 10:30A, Sunday Evening 6P
Tuesday, Intercessory Prayer 7:30P
Thursday Night 7:30P
Pastors, Theadus & Benita Corbin (352) 498-5837

.DIVIWV3E EMEICY
Daily Prayer 3 pm
I Sunday 3 pm Wed 7 pm
We will never ask for money Come as you are
Expect Miracles
Purvis Landing Rd OLD TOWN 1072 NE 272 Ave


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2006


Regular Meeting
Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners
Dixie County
Courthouse -
Commission Meeting
Room
Cross City, Florida
10:00 AM
February 2, 2006
The Dixie County Board of County
Commissioners of Dixie County,
Florida, met on Thursday, February
2nd, 2006, at 10:00 AM inr a regular
meeting, in the County
Commissioner's Meeting Room, in the
Dixie County Courthouse, Cross City,
Florida.
COMMISSIONERS PRESENT
John L. Driggers, Chairman
James T. Valentine, Vice-Chairman
Hoyt J. "Buddy" Lamb
Marcus A, Hays
Alton J. Land
CLERK'S OFFICE
,'Chad Allen Reed, Clerk of Court
'Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk
STAFF PRESENT
Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
Joey Lander, County Attorney
'CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order by
'the Chairman, John L. Driggers.
INVOCATION AND PLEDGE
Invocation by Commissioner
Valentine
Pledge to the American Flag led by
Commissioner Hays
Welcome by Chairman John L.
Driggers
Chairman Driggers stated that before
we go into the public hearings the
Clerk, Chad Reed has an item he would
like to present for discussion.
'-Clerk Reed stated to speed things
along so that the vouchers can be
approved and processed, he would like
the Board to be aware that an invoice is
being presented for the medical
examiner in Jacksonville in the amount ,
of $8,400.00. This is only February
anid the budgeted amount for this fund
is depleted. He continued and said it is
too late to do anything about this
invoice but suggested that the Board
meet with Mr. Jerry Blair and work out
'a lower rate or go to another medical
examiner in Gainesville.
Motion b) Commissioner Valentine,
seconded by Commissioner Land and
carried to negotiate with the medical
,examiner and approved the invoice in
the amount of $8,400.
Clerk Reed discussed Administrative
'Order tAO) 2006-003 entitled, "In Re:
-Establishment of Payment Schedule to
Support Technology for the Courts for
FY 2005'2006" issued January 19th,
2006 by Chief Judge of .the Third
Judicial Circuit, Julian Collins.. The
,-AO issued is regarding F. S. 28.24(e)
'and requires that Dixie County issue
payment for the first two quarters of
.FY 2005/2006 in the amount of
$4,733.56 payable to the Honorable
Greg Godwin. Hamilton County Clerk
'prior to February 20, 2006 for
technology needs Also, an interlocal
agreement entitled "Third Circuit
Interlocal Agreement for Court-Related
Technology Needs" has been received
and if approved will supersede AO
2005-021. which is entitled, "In Re:
Establishment of Technology Fee
Accounts and Procedures for
Managing and Accessing Funds."
Accordingly. Chief Judge Collins will
rescind that AO Suwannee County is
challenging AO 2005-021. due to the
Florida Statutes saying that the money
must be spent in the county it is
Sece sed
SMotion by Commissioner Land,
seconded b) Commissioner Hays and
carried to go into the Board of
Adjustment. Planning and Zoning
Board and Local Planning Agency.

BCC. SERVING AS THE BOARD
'OF ADJUSTMENT. PLANNING
,-AND ZONING BOARD AND THE
.LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY
PUBLIC HEARING. Concerning a
.Zoning Change Petition ZC-05-22. b)
:JAMES J MCLAUGHLIN. JR .
changing the zoning district from
RESIDENTIAL SINGLE
FAMILY'MOBILE HOME-I
(RSF/MH-1) to COMMERCIAL
NEIGHBORHOOD (CN) on Parcel
ID# 19-13-12-0000-3406-0010, Lot I,
Suwannee Landing Subdivision.
Billy Keen read the petition and
stated that the signs hate been up and
the notice advertised in the paper
Mr. David Ware came before the
Board.- He stated that he is a neighbor
to the property and the property is up
for sale He asked what the need is to
change the zoning if it is going to be
sold.
Mr Keen stated that on CN property
they could put in a small convenience
store, laundromat, or office buildings
Mr. Bill Trew, Suwannee resident,
spoke in regards to a property near his
that was re-zoned last year He stated
that the traffic has increased and the
big sign is very unattractive in his front
yard. If you re-zone this properly the
same thing will happen here
Mr Ware asked the Board for
Explanation as to whale would be put
there for sure.
Commissioner Hays staled that he
Shas received no calls on it but would "
like to continue this matter until the
next meeting for the owner to be
present, seconded by Commissioner
SValentine and carried.


PUBLIC HEARING BCC,
SERVING AS THE BOARD OF
ADJUSTMENT. PLANNING AND (
ZONING BOARD AND THE LOCAL r
PLANNING AGENCY. Concerning a
Zoning Change Petition ZC 05-23. by
in
CAROLYN MORRIS. changing the
zoning district from RESIDENTIAL V
SINGLE FAMILY,MOBILE HOME-I sI
(RSF/MH-I) to COMMERCIAL
NEIGHBORHOOD (CN) on Parcel b
ID# 30-09-10-0360-0000-0020: Lots 2. c
3.& 4 Casey's Cove Subdi vision.
Mr Keen read the petition.
Jim VonStem spoke in favor of the V
change. He stated ihat the property, m
surrounding and in the immediate area th
have already been re-zoned CN. co
Commissioner Valentine stated that th
he has received no calls for or against pc
the change., is


Motion by Commissioner Valentin
seconded by Commissioner Hays ar
carried to approve with one mot
hearing at the next meeting.
WILLIAM R. TREW, SUWANNE
RESIDENT
Mr. Trew came before the Boar
regarding a right of way issue. A letter
received by the Clerk dated January I1
2006 from Mr. Trew was distributed t
the Board, Attorney, and Arthur Bello
on January 20"'. The letter refers to
prior request for an easement that wa
addressed and approved by th
Commissioners in October 2003. M
Trew stated that he has spoke
numerous times to the Count
Attorney's office staff and hasn't bee
able to accomplish receiving th
easement. He said that he woul
appreciate what the Commission couk
do to proceed with this and hav
closure of the matter.
Commissioner Hays stated tha
apparently there is som
misunderstanding. Since I have beer
on this Board the only thing I recall
being approved regarding right of wa:
was a property owner being allowed tc
even his property with two adjoining
property owners to equal the size o
their easements.
After viewing a drawing and somi
discussion, Commissioner Hays asked
to table the issue until he can go to
Suwannee and take a look at the
situation. The Board agreed to table.
Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
commented that whatever you do wil
set precedence.
Commissioner Lamb commented
that right now the county has ar
easement to park on, if needed.
TONYA L, TIBBETTS, DC
RESIDENT
Chairman Driggers stated that Ms.
Tibbetts concerns have been addressed
by Mike. Gantt, the Division Chief of
Enhanced 911 System before the
meeting.
PAMELA SWANSON, OLD
TOWN
Ms. Swanson stated that she is owner
of Lot 1, Dixie Lake Estates; a Dixie
County resident of three weeks. She
,informed the Board that she has
concerns regarding undeveloped,
county property adjacent to hers.
Local residents use the property by
driving recreational vehicles, dumping
garbage, carcasses, etc... They get
stuck and their loud vehicles are very
annoying. She stated that they are also
coming across her property to get
there.
Commissioner Lamb stated this
property is located off 351 and 349; the
old Fletcher place. It is county-
property and they are going this way to
get to the lake. This lady and another
person called and I asked them to come
to the Board meeting to speak with us
as a whole.
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Hays and
carried to work with the Chairman,
Arthur Bellot and Joey Lander about
what can be done to protect the piece
of "wetlands" property and the
neighbors. The Board agreed that "NO
TREPASS" signs need to be put up
DICK EDWARDS, COMMUNITY
PROGRAMS CONSULTING
Mr. Dick Edwards presented the
Dixie County Grants Status Report
dated February 2, 2006 as follows:
CDBG
I-Tire .Florida Department of
Community Affairs has rejected Dixie
County's Community Development
Block Grant Economic De telopmient
application on behalf of Genmr'ul
Leasing & Development Corporation
because elements pertaining to "water,
sewer and roads in the Dixie County
Comprehensive .Plan" that were not
consistent with the upplitcaon and the
application did not cuwnaini information
concerning rhL Paricipaunng Party(sy)
job creation in other words, there
was no reference to job creation front
the owner's submitted material.
The application can be re-submitted
in two or three months when the 2006
funding cycle opens once it has been
revised to include material requested
by DCA.
II-DCA has advised potential
recipients that the 2006 CDBG
Funding Cycle "should open in April
or May" we expect June at the
earliest because the Department: is
undergoing major staff realignment.,
SHIP/HHR
I-Some problems have developed
concerning the Doug/Starr Ward
manufactured home purchase. The
existing septic system on their lot needs
major repair or replitcenment. We are"
awaiting an estimate from Stephenson
Septic.
2-There has been a second fire that
has destroyed the homeof John Luke of
Old Town. We are. awaiting
documentation and io',t ersinauct'.' ir'n
the Luke's bq/uoc bringing the co'w
before the SHIP HHR Coinplianer'
Committee for a rec o'nuhnendacnot to
rhe BOCC ... :
-We have rei,'ed otrrue plan., that
include change\ approved by the
BO(CC ho\cver ie are w'unng to
r Lttlt' a Iato'rll, /t',1 hc'tore
oih/lrhmng a Rcques't for Prnpoul, in
the DLsIe County 4dr'nc'ae cmrrceriung
/rI thrre'e hor'e.", that arc currenilrt
pending approval uindr. Hrnir' t c
Hou.ing Recer). lundidnig
Mr. Edcards went over the report
with the Board He stated that thie
\ard application may need approval of
1,000 more for the septic.
He presented plans for the three
tomes for re-bid The plans were
eviev.ed b) the Board and Francis
'alentine


Commissioner Hays commented that
Commissioner Land had requested a
materials list
Mr. Edwards stated that he is 'aaing
n the materials lisi and wind load
information
Commissioner Land said that Ms.
'alentine has been waiting lon,; time.
he needs help now.
Ms. Valentine stated that she would
e happy with a mobile home I just
ant n soon. I have been waiting a
ear.
Attorney, Lander informed Ms.
alentine that ;a .mistake had been
iade in the bidding process and it is
his Boards responsibility 10to get it
corrected. We have to go by policy;
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pick up the materials list along with the
bid proposal forms.
The Board agreed to do this as
suggested by Mr. Lander.
Commissioner Land inquired about
the Branch home. She is 23 years old
with three children and is having to
live in Trenton at this time because she
doesn't have a home here.
Mr. Edwards stated that the funds
ran out; so we only have the septic tank
in. Your policy is to help the
handicapped first. You can follow the
policy or declare a state of emergency
for her.
Joey Lander stated that the Board
must be careful about declaring state of
emergency situations and advised
against it.
.Commissioner Lamb commented
that he had inquired when the
emergency policy was first discussed
about how it would leave others by the
wayside.
Commissioner Hays stated that until
the CDBG funds come we will have to
wait.


Addendum increasing the price for
drilling rock at the county rock pit
discussed.
Motion by Commissioner Valentine,
seconded by Commissioner Lamb and
carried to approve the addendum.
JACK SPIVEY, BUILDING
OFFICIAL
Mr. Jack Spivey presented the
Building and Zoning Department
Monthly Report dated January 31,
2006. He also told the Board about the
septic tank permit issue and the Board
said to go by what the book says.
Mr. Spivey told the Board he needs
to advertise for a Building Inspector.
The Board agreed and told Mr. Jack
to get with Arthur Bellot and advertise
the position.
BILLY KEEN, ZONING OFFICIAL
& SAFETY DIRECTOR
Billy Keen stated that due to his
retirement the end of December 2006
and needing time for training he is.
requesting for the 'lateral transfer of
John Jenkins to the Zoning
Department.


y Mr. Lander commented that he John Jenkins confirmed that he
o doesn't like to see people angry with wants to transfer to the Zoning
g this Board when they are trying to do Department.
f everything in their power to help The Board approved the transfer and
someone; but this Board made it an John will continue to inspect mobile
e obligation when said they made the homes until further notice.
S policies. Commissioner Lamb stated that as
0 The Board assured Ms. Valentine the Historical Society President an issue
S bids would be received by the next was brought to his attention concerning
meeting. Cindy Dey is abreast of the destruction of historical buildings.
things for the tracking to be by Apparently, when re-construction or
contract, demolition is done it must be
JERRY PRATER, VETERANS advertised and public hearings must be
S SERVICE OFFICER held. This is of concern, due to the
Mr, Jerry Prater presented his Jungle Drive construction and
Veterans Service Monthly Newsletter demolition. What do we need to do?
outlining his activities dated February The Board instructed Billy to get
2, 2006. He commented that a letter with Joey Lander, Arthur Bellot and
and quote from Ben Barber, Jr. was Commissioner Land on the matter.
attached along with the inscription for Perhaps discuss with the owner.
the Warren J. McGill Park monument. Mr. Spivey requested the Board to
Ben has stated he will add the five do a resolution for the Historical
branches of the. US Military (Army, Society for the work they have done at
Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast the "old" Old Town School.
Guard) on the vertical front of the No action taken.
monument. Also, he has agreed to add DAVID OSTEEN
Robert J. Blumenberg, Sr. and Mike David Osteen came before the Board
Cassidy to the monument at the concerning, the Artificial Reef
courthouse. Program. The Board agreed for the
The Board agreed to do this and Chairman to sign a FWC application to
commented that Ben does excellent renew the artificial reef site permit for
work. the project and a copy to be provided
Commissioner Hays stated that he to the Clerk.
would like to have the ceremony as Mr. Osteen asked the Board to look
soon as possible so Mr. McGill will be into finding some boulders for this
able to attend. project and start moving the boulders
Mr. Prater discussed graduation to Horseshoe.
certificates for veterans. CHAD ALLEN REED. CLERK--
Commissioner Lamb commented AUDITOR
that there are funds available for A-Action Ite m: State of Florida,
employers of servicemen that are Public Official Bond for Clerk Chad A.
serving overseas so that when they will Reed as Principal and Western Surety
have a job when they return. Company as Surety by Langston
JERRY MARTIN, DEPUTY CHIEF Insurance Agency, Inc. presented for
OF EMIRGENCY SERVICES approval and signature by all five
Jerry Martin presented the Dixie members of the Board.
County EMS Monthly Reports for Motion by Commissioner Valentine,
Emergency and Non-emergency Calls seconded by Commissioner Hays and
for January 2006. Collections were carried to approve the bond and all
discussed, members of the Board to sign the
Darian Brown, Division Chief of document.
Fire, came before the Board and BAction Item: Budget Amendments
presented Chad Allen Reed with the for Sheriff Dewey Hatcher presented
2005 EMT of the Year award. Mr. for approval as follows: (I) 2004-2005
Brown had accepted the award for Mr. .VOCAz Grant #V4181 September 2005
Reed presented by-the Florida Fire in.the amount of, $3,119.49 (2) Grant
Chiefs Association in Jackson dile on #BYRN4 in the amount of $16,052.33
Friday, January 27. 2006. Chad was Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
attending his first clerk's conference in seconded by Commissioner Hays and
Destin, Florida at the time of the carried to approve both amendments
presentation in Jacksonville.. for Sheriff Hatcher.
Clerk Reed thanked Arthur Bellot, C-RAction Item: The Third Circuit
the Board of County Commissioners Interlocal Agreement for Court-Related
and the EMS Staff for their support. Technology Needs (due to Article V,
Commissioner Lamb thanked Jerry Revision 7) between the seven counties
Martin and his staff for the work done of the Third Judicial Circuit--
and commented that the crews, 'aw Columbia. Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette,
enforcement and fire department done Madison, Suwannee, and Taylor
an outstanding job at the tragic Counties-through their respective
accident that was in .the first district Boards of County Commissions and,
last week. Clerks of the Circuit Court, together
JOE RUTH. SOLID WASTE with, the chief officers of the Third
COORDINATOR Circuit Court Administration, the
Joe Ruth came before the Board and Office of the State Attorney, and the
presented a copy of an email by Arthur Office of the Public Defender,
Bellot, County Coordinator to Mr. presented for approval.
Mike Fitzsimmons of the Florida Clerk Reed recommended that the
Department of Environmental Board move forward with this as
Protection responding to Consent discussed at the beginning of the
Order #05-1757. He thanked Arthur
and stated that his help has beeit meeting. Commissioner Lamb stated
invaluable. he has reservations, due to the way that
Mr. Ruth requested the Board it came down to the County from the
approve purchase of toll-olT Chief Judge's Office.
containers; four big boxes will cost Motion by Commissioner Valentine,
$9,000 by tagging on to the bid of New seconded by Commissioner Hays and
River. L-carried to sign the Interlocal
; Motion made by Commissioner Agreement.
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner D-LAction ItemI: Request to amend
Lamb and carried to purchase at least minutes to approve River Shores
four to eight roll-off containers if the Addition by Attorney Lander and Billy
funds are available and not repair., the Keen.
ones that are beyond the cost effective Attome), Joey Lander stated that last
repair. year this was brought before the Board
Mr. Ruth requested to re-advertise and it has come to light that the second
the over the road truck driver position; page was not reflected in the minutes.
np applications were received Commissioner Valentine and
TheiBoard agreed to re-advertise the Commissioner Hays agreed that it was
position. brought bef rc the Board and they
Mr. Ruth stated he is proud of the stated that they' remember agreeing to
little machine, but when they are put it in as approved. 1
burning we have to stay on site. He" Joey Lander stated that the minutes
requested that the C & *D Operator of September 1, 2005 and July 1, 2005
Course be schedule for .here in the- need amending to state "River Shores
county. We % ill get behind the week at Jena Second Addition Plat is 1
%we do the school. but it w ill be corth it approved as part of the original River
in the long run Shores at Jena Application and C
Motion by Commissioner Valentine, Project".
seconded by Commissioner Hays and Motion by Commissioner, Valentine,
carried to have the C & D Operator seconded by Commissioner Hays and R
Course in Di\e County, All the Board .carried to amend the minutes to include I
%was in favor the statement quoted by Attorney Joey
Joe stated that he is looking. for an Lander." s
over-the-road truck. 11 is in the budget E-LAction litem Charlie Kinnard c
The Board agreed' o purchase the request, that the minutes of December 0
truck 1, 2005 be amended to correct a quote t
Illegal dumping at the gates was by him He states that "on page 12 of
discussed Mir Ruth slated he was 13, first paragraph the word million r
called out at 9-00 PM about ain issue should be billion and '1 offered to buy v
with the illegal dumping. At the school this same property and give it to the i
bus turnaround off Chavous Road. county. They went in secret and a
there were 36 boxes of garbage and offered to buy the property. I don't
tires picked up. We have a county know what is going on. but someihing a
ordinance that if found guilt of illegal certainly is', should be changed to t
dumping of garbage the person in read; "I offered to buy this same
violation must pay restitution of a $500 property and give it to the county, but t
fine He stated that he would like to', the Committee went behind my back in
encourage the Board to talk cith the : secret.and has offered to buy the,
sheriff department for some help to ',property". i
enforce the ordinance We definitely Motion by CommissionerValentine,
need some signs put on thie sites seconded by Commissioner Hays and h
The Board agreed to put up "NO carried to amend the minutes of D
DUMPING--$500 FINE" signs. i' December 1, 2005 as stated by Mr. i
Mr. Ruth stated that mosquito season Charlie Kinnard. th
is coming He requested to purchase a A-|Information/Action Item: Letter A
monitor for the spray truck. presented to the Board from Jennifer C
The Board agreed for the monitor to Ellison of Steinhatchee regarding c
be purchased. private property. The county recently
HOWARD REED, COUNT\ 1 .graded a road known as the "Stormer l
ROAD SUPERINTENDENT Mainline" antd a portion of this road is lr


attendant job.
Commissioner Land commented that
park attendant is badly needed at
into Landing. He also commented
rat progress is being made to restore r
he damage that was caused over the
holidays ,
The Board agreed to look further
nto the matter for park attendants.
The First Coast Auction & Realty,
ic. auction items were discussed.
ixie County will be receiving a check
the amount of $29,182.50 for the
ree items auctioned; 97 Chevrolet
ambulance (non-operating), 84 Mack
arbage Packer, and CAT D3C XL
ozer.
Mr. Bellot presented a copy of the
tter from Paul Stresing Associates,
c. addressed to Toby H. Dickey, Vice


private property belonging to the
Ellison's. They do not want the road
graded.
Commissioner Valentine stated he
received a call last night from Mrs.
Ellison and she is okay with the county
grading the road as long as the county
doesn't later claim it as county
property.
Arthur Bellot stated he had no part in
grading the road and didn't know about
it until he received the letter.
The letter was put into the record.
B-lInformation ltem: Cross City
Airport, AIP No. 3-12-0015-004-2004,
Amendment No. 1: the FAA increases
the maximum Federal obligation by
$689 from $128,523 to $129,212.
C-iln formation Item|: The FAA has
requested final withdrawal from the
letter-of-credit account in the amount
of $116,012 ($128,523 +689 13,200)
for the Cross City Airport, AlP No. 3-
12-0015-004-2004 Project.
D-lnformation Item: The Office of
Criminal Justice Grants, Florida
Department of Law Enforcement,
Byrne Formula Grant Program has
approved the request of 01/20/06 to
revise the budget reflecting a decrease
in the federal award in the amount of
$5,761.06 and the local match of
$1,920.68.
E-ilnformation Item!: Copy of Dixie
County Case No. 06-0002-CA, Darrell
Miller, etal, Plaintiffs VS Board of
County Commissioners, Dixie County,
FL, Defendants, summons presented.
F-|lnformation Iteml: Notice from the
Suwannee River Water Management
District as follows: Public Notice of
Application for permit was received on
January 23, 2006 for S.R. 51 Widening
and Resurfacing, Florida Department
of Transportation, 1109 South Marion
Avenue. MS 1002, Lake City, Florida
32025. has submitted an application for
an Environmental Resource Permit
Number 05-0597, for a total project
area of 119 acres. The project is
located in Township 8 South, Range 10
East, Sections 3 and 10, in Dixie
County.
GlInformation Iteml: Report of
Activities and Expenditures of the DC
Health Department submitted by Sable
Boiling, CHD Administrator, for
periods as follows: October 1,
2004-June 30, 2005, October 1,
2004-September 30, 2005 and
October 1, 2005-December 31, 2005
H-Ilnformation Item|: The Dixie
Board of County Commissioners will
meet on Monday, February 6, 2006 at
the Steinhatchee Community Center
for a Workshop with tfie Taylor
County Board of County
Commissioners for general discussion
about the proposed boat ramp, water
and sewer, fire protection and any
other similar issues or concerns
between the two counties.
I-lenformation Iterm: A fax from
Clerk of Court. Ricky Lyons of
Lafayette County was presented
regarding a resolution passed by the
Lafayette County Commissioners. The
resolution is in opposition to the
purchase of 2500 acres adjacent to
Cook's Hammock by the Suwannee
River Water Management District and
the County's opposition to any future
,purchases. Lafayette County requests
Dixie County to join them in this
opposition.
Commissioner Land suggested a
letter be submitted to SRWMD. The
Board agreed to make some phone
calls regarding the matter.
ARTHUR BELLOT. COUNTY
COORDINATOR
Arthur Bellot came before the Board
with several items. He informed the
Board that William Earl Malone, as
new Department Head has put together
a service truck and requests to keep it
at home after hours; other department
heads are allowed to do this. This
would allow him to respond directly to
equipment and truck problems from
home after hours. The Board
concurred.
Mr. Bellot informed the Board that
the Suwannee Water and Sewer Interim
Manager, Susan Pettus, said that the
DEP informed her that the colors of the
pipes are wrong. She also is requesting
and inmate crew to do this and some
mowing; it will be a 2 or 3 day job.
Howard Reed will take care of it, if the
Board approves. The Board agreed for
Howard to take care of this.
A Medicare Supplement policy for
employees was discussed. The Board
agreed to leave it as it is at Mr. Bellot's
recommendation.
Impact fee questions for the purpose
of the ordinance were discussed.
Arthur stated that he would like to
designate Jack Spivey to act on his
behalf to make the day to day decisions
regarding the ordinance. The Board
concurred.
A Grievance and Response regarding
a Solid Waste employee was discussed.
Commissioner Lamb stated he thinks
he Board should have some kind of
ecourse in place for unfounded
rievances filed against us.
Mr. Bellot presented a copy of a fax
rom Mr. Hansler Bealyer of the US
Army Corps of Engineers regarding the
Certification of Lands and Attorneys
titlee Certificate that is required prior to
ward of contract and advertisement
or the Horseshoe Cove Maintenance
)redging.
Motion by Commissioner Valentine,
econded by Commissioner Hays and
carried for Joey Lander to prepare the
documents and present for signature by
he Chairman and County Attorney.
An email from Mr. Jack Bowen
regarding park attendant information
vas discussed. Mr. Bowen is
interested in applying for a park


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DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
John L. Driggers, Chairman
Chad Allen Reed, Clerk of Court
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President of DeYoung & Dickey
Construction regarding Notice of Intent
to allow DeYoung & Dickey
Construction to proceed with the'
assembling of the required
management team for the Dixie County
Courthouse Renovations. A
Construction Management Contract is
in process of being done at this time.
The Florida Association of Counties
Legislative Day March 29, 2006
information was presented. Mr. Bellot
requested for the Commissioners to
notify him if they plan to attend.
Mr. Bellot presented a copy of a
letter regarding Dixie Waste Services
(DWS). The letter reads as follows:
"DWS would like to make an offer to
the Board to purchase 20-30 acres
adjoining the Transfer
Station/Construction and Demolition
Site in Dixie County for $10,000 per
acre. If the offer is accepted, we will
pay 10% down with the balance due
upon permits being issued."
No action taken.
Commissioner Hays stated that the
prison annex hinges off what we do
with the Rollison Road. We need to
work out the trade with Dwight Knight.
The survey is in progress now by
Raker Surveyors. Dixie Waste is
waiting on their DEP air quality permit.
Commissioner Lamb inquired about
the exchange for the easement for Mr.
Knight.
Commissioner Hays stated that Mr.
Knight would like to get a 20 year
lease on two acres at the airport for a
hanger site in exchange for the forever
easement. We can make it a non-
transferable lease.
Joey Lander stated that the county
can make the lease where if it doesn't
continue to be used for the person or
the need it is issued for it would revert
back to the county.
Motion by Commissioner Hays,
seconded by Commissioner Lamb and
carried with all in favor to do the
exchange with Dwight Knight for the
comer piece on Rollison Road that Mr.
Knight owns.
The turn lane for Rollison Road was
discussed.
The response letter to Roland Luster
of the Florida Department
Transportation regarding the Dixie
Aviation Services Airport Lease with
Dixie County was presented for
approval. The Board approved the
letter.
Mr. Bellot presented the Fee
Estimate Summary for the Road
Improvement on CR 351 A from Frank
Darabi/Jones-Edmunds.
Commissioner Driggers stated that
he and Arthur went to a DOT meeting
and the need for more money for the
351A intersection was discussed. It
needs widening and upgrading to make
it safer for trucks and buses and enable
more capacity. This would also lighten
the traffic load on the 351 route by the
courthouse. The guardrails also need
to be upgraded.'
Motion by Commissioner Valentine
on behalf of the Chairman, seconded
by Commissioner Hays and carried to
proceed with the project and the bid
process.
There was a brief discussion
regarding construction at the
courthouse and trying to keep the clerk
employees in one location. The Board
agreed to get a committee together,
discuss and bring it back to the next
meeting.
JOEY LANDER. COUNTY
ATTORNEY
Attorney Lander stated all his
concerns have been addressed.
COMMISSIONER ITEMS
Commissioner Hays brought up an
ongoing issue about a 25x25 piece of
property in Suwannee. We are going
to take some photos and try to settle it.
Commissioner Hays commented that
he received a call from Rudolph Parrott
requesting the county to clean out the
Shired Island Boat Ramp area.
Commissioner Valentine stated we
will need something in writing from
the Florida Game & Wildlife
Commission.
Commissioner Hays stated that
Arthur Bellot will be retiring at the end
of December 2007. We need to put
something in the next budget year for
him an assistant to get job training.
The Board agreed.
Commissioner Valentine told -the
Board that the people in Jena want the
boat ramp on the Jena side and do not
want Taylor County to have anything
to do with it. Also, the fire agreement
with Taylor County is not a good idea;
we would have- to go all the way to
Deckle and Keaton beaches.
Parking at the existing boat ramp in
Jena was briefly discussed:
Commissioner Hays stated he has
received some complaints regarding.
cluttered signs going into Suwannee.
He would like a letter sent to the
advertised businesses instructing them
to take their signs off county right-of-
way arid the county will put in place a
sign at Dyals Park for the businesses to
advertise.
Commissioner Valentine stated he
has the same problem gding into Jena
and Horseshoe.
Motion by Commissioner Hays,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to remove the signs in
Suwannee.
VOUCHERS APPROVED
Vendor 24346-24484
Payroll 24221 24434
ADJOURN
Motion was made by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Hays and carried to adjourn at 2:05
PM.
BOARD OF COUNTY






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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FiLOlADA THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2006


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Miss Kirby Wood
I would like to thank those who donated to the class of 2007
Valentine Coronation. This year's coronation was a huge success.
Thanks to my family and friends for your help and support. I
would also like to thank the following sponsors: Lighthouse
Restaurant, Lander Law Firm, Pinner's Oasis, Salon 19, Southern
Abstract and Title, Mitchell and Hatcher Realty, Sheriff Dewey
Hatcher, Steinhatchee River Realty, Creekside Farm Supply,
Bugmaster Pest Control, Cheek Pharmacy, and Ms. Carol M. West
-Suwannee Corporation.
Your gratitude was greatly appreciated.
Kirby Wood 2nd Runner Up-Queen

DCREC Hosts Fundraiser For
Attorney General Candidate

epr d sentaik ae Joe Negr on,
candidate for Attorney General

Republican Executive Ln
Committee, February 16, 2006. Cri ar
Joe is Chairman of the
-Sppropriatiee Co mmitnt
the Florida House. Some Of the
ke 'issues raised by -,Buddy
Lamb and Chad Reed included
pavin g of thte Shired Is land
program in Dixie Counts and a
traffic light at Florida Fore&tr'C
Products.
Food was provided by .the Joe Negron
cabbage and cornbread prepared by Ellen Snds. Executive
Committee Secretar and Pres'ident of the Dixie Federated
Republican Womenos Club.
The DCREC looking forward to many more fundraisers in,
the coming months for candidates Charlie Crist, A[torney General.
Commissioner Charlie Bronson and Kaherine Harris for U.S.
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Slaughter Cows:
Lean 85-90 percent
Slaughter Bulls:
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Slaughter Hogs: US 1-3


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Fri 10-Mar 72% 6:09 AM -0.1 ft. 12:44 PM 2.2 ft. 5:43 PM 1.5 ft. 11:16 PM 2.8 ft.
Sat 11-Mar 78% 6:48 AM -0.2 ft. 1:04 PM 2.4 ft. 6:33 PM 1.1 ft.
Sun 12-Mar 84% 12:09AM 2.9ft. 7:19AM -0.2ft. 1:24 PM 2.6ft. 7:12PM 0.8ft.
Mon 13-Mar 90% 12:52 AM 3.0 ft. 7:46 AM -0.2 ft. 1:43 PM 2.8 ft. 7:47 PM 0.5 ft.
Tue 14-Mar 96% 1:30 AM 3.1 ft. -8:11 AM -0.1 ft. 2:02 PM 2.9 ft. 8:20 PM 0.2 ft.
Wed 15-Mar 98% 2:06 AM 3.0 ft. 8:34 AM 0.1 ft. 2:21 PM 3.0 ft. 8:52 PM 0.0 ft.
Thu 16-Mar 92% 2:41 AM 3.0 ft. 8:58 AM 0.2 ft. 2:40 PM 3.2 ft. 9:22 PM -0.1 ft.
Fri 17-Mar 86% 3:15 AM 2.8 ft. 9:23 AM 0.4 ft. 3:01 PM 3.3 ft. 9:54 PM -0.3 ft.
Sat 18-Mar 80% 3:52 AM 2.7 ft. 9:48 AM 0.6 ft. 3:23 PM 3.3 ft. 10:28 PM -0.3 ft.
Sun 19-Mar 73% 4:32 AM 2.5 ft. 10:15.AM 0.9 ft 3:50 PM 3.4 ft. 11:07 PM -0.3 ft.
Mon 20-Mar 67% 5:20'AM 2.3ft' 10:44 AM 1.2 ft. 4:23 PM 3.3ft. 11:57 PM -0.2 ft.
Tue 21-Mar 60% 6:27 AM 2.0 ft. 11:17 AM 1.5 ft. 5:05 PM 3.2ft,
Wed 22-Mar 54% 1:04 AM -0.0 ft. 8:12 AM 1.9 ft. 12:06 PM 1.7 ft. 6:03 PM 3.1 ft,
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AES Sweetheart Winners
Anderson Elementary Safety Patrol recently held a Sweetheart Pageant that was a huge success. They would
like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who played a part in the successful pageant. Thanks to the
participants and their parents, judges and Mrs. Kathryn Mclnnis for all her help. Also thanks to the Safety Patrol
parents for all their help and support.

Thanks Again, 2006 Safety Patrol


AES MR. PRINCE Christopher Jennings & I"' Runner-Up Sam Missildine.
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AES PRINCESS Lindsey Missildine, I"' Runner-Up Serena Berry, & 2"' Runner-Up Breannah Kirby.


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Lighthouse Word Church
Celebrates 24th Anniversary
Lighthouse Word Church will be celebrating its 24th Anniversary with a week of exciting events.
We are kicking off our Anniversary week with a Bar-B-Que Picnic and all the fixin's on Sunday,
March 19"', following the 10:30 am Service.
International Evangelist Keith Hershey, of Mutual Faith Ministries, will be iniiiiic ing at
Lighthouse at 7:00 prn nightly on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 21s' and 22nd. Keith's ministry
reaches into virtually every continent with the Gospel. Keith's wife, Heidi Hershey, will be speaking
at our Ladies Bible Study on Tues., March 21st at 10:30 am. You can access more information about
Keith and Heidi's ministry at www.mutualfaith.org.
On Sunday, March 26"', International Music Ministers, Shekinah Glory, will be in concert at our
10:30 am and 6:00'pm Services. Shekinah Glory, who were recently featured on TBN, minister
extensively in Europe and Asia. For more information about Shekinah Glory, log onto their v. ebsite at
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Two Local High School Youth Ride The Circuit
Robert Carter & Hunter Dunn Look For The "Elusive 8-Second Ride" In The High School Rodeo Circuit















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"Bos-Hog, in a Florida
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held last weekend at event. Hun er only missed the '8-second'ride by a fraction of a second.

Seventh as e stayed on the participant even. Sieen-year old Rober placed fr in he buldng event held last eek at the Weigae
above, ridbea te 8-second bulRiver Ranulh south Florida As they say, dnamie come in small packages, because Rober is 52 and
"Bos-Hog in a Floriweighs 100 pounds, dasoaking net". according to his mother. Tdana She said he got his sta buliriding hen
High School Rhis dad took him to a local rodeo event Pictured above is 16-jear old, Hunter D in tahe shrode a bull ing elaent Hweek's Hi gh School Rodeo ig
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bullevent as he staed o the parafter the '8-second'ride. According to Hunter's grandmother he has been interested in bullr ending eer since they took him to a
bulltobeath -seondRigh, he his he ground rodeo hen he was three-years old. She also stated. he has rode man gas anks and lots of berumirure to get
hard, and as the far right to where he is today." He stanged riding 'real bulls when he h\as only 10 Although, he has nener had any
picture shows all is wells forma k bulhim to ag lessons, he eeal s to had e a real o.e of the spon and a real knack for siayn-on ithe bull

ongratulaions young men....keep up the good wrk!

Lady Bears*Add 2 In The Win Column
The Laan move up n the ranks to 4h place he llautomaaly Bears traveled to Ft. Whie last Friday night to claim an 8-5 victory against the Lady spotn the National Rodeo
Indians. The Lady Bears sthroughck first with 5 runs scored in the first inning. The added a runt to be held later ths summer. He is an I I th grader at De CounHign School Robert son of the
2 inning, 3" inning and the 6 inning. t. White didn't score until the 4ter and the grandson of Edna arer and inning with Irun,nnPope
bufollowedby 3 runs in the 5 According to Hunter's grandmother and in the seventh. Kayla he interested n bullemons scored run for the Beas,e the took h o a
Jardime VanAernam scored 3 runs and walked twice. Jessica Chewnintoday. He started riding 'real bullg was 2/4 at the plate with ahen he as only 10 Although. he has n r had a
3B, 2 RBshol's and I run scored, Katrise Kirkland was 3/4 with RBI and run scored, pitcherseems to hae a real e of e sport and a real knacfo-onhe bll
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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2006


Meeting & Open House Held At

Lower Suwannee Refuge
The Friends of the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys National
Wildlife Refuges, FAVOR (friends and volunteers of the refuge)
Hosted their 5th Annual Meeting for membership and the public the
last weekend in February. The refuge held an Open House at the
headquarters simultaneously, showing off the spectacular Lower
,Suwannee with lectures, hayrides, bird walks and demonstrations.

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; l Mie Legare, "Dub" Evans. and I it Doig served up a
Florida Cracker Cookout to nearly 100 guests.
Cinouty commissioners, a city manager, reporters, a librarian
.ad other public lands administrators all enjoyed meeting Refuge
:,. manager Kathy Whaley, Assistant Manager Mike Legare, and
rdfuge staff members Pam Darty, Vic, Doig, Daniel Barrand, Jason
i'.CAtes; Dub Williams, and Kenny McCain. FAVOR president,
.Toni Collins chaired the Annual Meeting and its election process.
',haley asked that the Friend's Board of Directors stand for
recognition of their fine work during the past year, then introduced
Legare's presentation on key species. of the Lower Suwannee and
Cedar Keys refuges. The savory Florida Cracker Cook-out
prepared by refuge chef Kenny McCain was enjoyed by natives
and new-comers alike. The feast offered the refuge staff,
volunteers, and Friends time to meet and greet the enthusiastic
crowd of attendees.


The popular hayrides took guests through the refuge Nature
'Drive.
While hayrides provided scenic wildlife observation on the
Lower Suwannee Nature Drive, bat talks and birding walks
featured refuge habitat and habitat restoration projects. The refuge
forester and prescribed bum specialist gave fire management and
emergency response equipment demonstrations and discussed the
importance of controlled burning for habitat improvement. They
also, provided information on refuge timber sales and forest
management.
"I enjoyed learning about all the refuge visitor facilities, like


S Lady Bears

-Lady Beaks'


Softball Schedule
Date Place


March 3
March 6
March 9
'.-.. March 16
-'.: March 20
March 28
S". March 30
April 6
April II
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Ft. White
Perry
Home/Williston
Home/Mayo
Chiefland
Bell
Mayo
Home/Trenton
Home/Bell


Time


5/7PM
5/7PM
5/7PM
5/7PM
5/7PM
4:30/6:30PM
5/7PM
5/7PM
5/7PM


Staff members served up the Florida Cracke
Ron and Carol McQueen and 98 more.
the Nature Drive and the lovely River Trail," said fo
Springs Mayor Carol McQueen, now Levy Cou
Director. "I didn't realize just how much of the courn
covers."
"It was a tremendously fun day a great even
Annette Long. Mark Long, agreed saying, "I ap
firefighters demonstrations; they taught us what s
around our house and yard to protect against, wildfire
county that's important."
Although, many think of the refuge as lands with
hunting and fishing, Saturday's guests to the Low
National Wildlife Refuge found that it is so much mi
members shared their love of the refuge with new
neighbors. For information on membership contact
P.O. Box 1306, Chiefland, Florida, 32644.


Prescribed Fire
Helps Protect

Natural Areas

& Safety Of
Residents,

Bronson Says
Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson is promoting the
awareness of prescribed fire's
vital role in maintaining the
health of Florida's forests and
other natural areas, as well as
protecting the safety of the
state's residents and visitors.
In 1997, the Florida
Cabinet designated the second
week in March as "Prescribed
Fire Awareness Week." A
resolution signed by the
Governor and Cabinet
members is expected to be
adopted next week, reiterating
their support for the practice.
"Prescribed fire is one
of the best tools land managers
in Florida have in maintaining
and restoring our varied
ecosystems," Bronson said.
"Many of our plant and animal
communities are dependent on
a regular occurrence of fire for
a healthy existence. Prescribed
fire provides better forage for
wildlife and livestock, returns
nutrients to the soil, helps to
control certain plant diseases,
and reduces hazardous fuel
buildups."
According to state
wildfire officials, Florida has
been certifying prescribed bum
managers since 1987, and
every five years these
individuals must have training
and experience to remain
certified. There are currently
movie than 1,500 certified


Come & Join The 5th Annual

Steinhatchee Community

Fishing Tournament
You are invited to our annual fishing tournament to be held
Saturday, March 18, 2006 from 7:00a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Steinhatchee
and Keaton Beach Marinas will be participating. Weigh in at the
Steinhatchee Community Center until 4:30 p.m..
Entry fee is $30.00 per person and tickets are available at all
eSteinhatchee and Keaton Beach marinas as well as Fiddler's
Restaurant, Crabbie Dads, Steinhatchee Landing Resort in
Steinhatchee and Bennett's True Value in High Springs.
Information is available at www.steinhatchee.com
http://www.steinhatchee.com website.
r Cookout to Categories to participate in the $3,000.00 prizes include
Grouper, Trout, Redfish and Sheepshead
rmer Fanning $1.00 donation for a raffle ticket available at all the above sites
nty Tourism may well let you take home one of our many prizes called out
nty the refuge during the afternoon of the tournament so bring a chair and come
and enjoy our lunch, raffle and Steinhatchee's great fishing
t!" exclaimed tournament. This tournament is sponsored by the Steinhatchee
preciated the Community Projects Board, Inc.
. to t.k Rhoda Moehring-Chairman, 352-498-7159


. In this rural

h unsurpassed
'er Suwannee
ore. FAVOR
/ friends and
ct: FAVOR,


prescribed burn managers in
Florida, helping to prescribe
burn 2 million acres of land
annually.
"Florida has one of the
most extensive prescribed
burning programs in the
country, and one of the best
training programs for its
certified prescribed burn
managers," Bronson said.
"Through our Division
of Forestry, we promote the
reduction of hazardous fuel


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Running a toothpick
through a clove of garlic
before you add it to soup or
stew will make it easier to
find before serving.


buildups, especially in our
wildland-urban interface
areas," Bronson said.
"Prescribed burning helps
provide protection to
thousands of homeowners
across Florida."

For more information
about Florida's Division of
Forestry, including information
about wildfires, visit the
division's web site at
http://www.fl-dof.com.


Card Of

Thanks
I would like to take this
time to thank the many people
for sponsoring me as I travel in
the Florida High School Rodeo
circuit. Your help has made
this possible for me. Thanks to
Creekside Farm Supply,
Cypress Inn Restaurant, New
To You, Cross City Auto &
Tire, Joyce Davis Tax
Collector, Mom, Dad,
Grandmother Edna, Johnny &
James Carter, Grandmother
Marilyn Pope, Stephenson's
Septic, Bugmaster Pest Control
and Cheek Pharmacy. Your
support is greatly appreciated.
Robert Carter


Untitled
The day you were born I thought "this is the best day
of my life."
And when I saw your first sweet smile I thought, "It
doesn't get any better than this."
Then you said "MO me" for the first time and my heart
swelled up with emotion.
Now as your birthday approaches I look back on your
first year 9nd I realize: that every day I get to hove you It
my lie is the "best day of my life."

Happy st Birthday Hayde

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Bears Baseball Schedule


:3-09 Thurs (W Newberry JV 4:00 'V 7:00
3-17 Fri 0', Branford JV 4:00 V 7:00
3-21 Tues Ft. White J\ 4:00 N 7:00
3-23 Thurs Chiefland J' 4:00 N 7:00
3-24 Fri aNMa~o JV 4:00 V 7:00
3-27 Mon :, PK Yonge JV 4:00 V 7:00
3-28 Tues Branford JV 4:00 V 7:00
3-31 Fri (i Williston J\ 4:00 V 7:00
4-06 Thurs Bell J' 4:00 V 7:00
4-10 Mon Trenton JV 4:00 V 7:00
4-A I Tues Taylor Co. V 7:00
4-13 Thurs (a Ft. white e 'V 7:00
District Tournament 'a Willislon
Mon, April 24
3 plays 6 (4:00)
4 plays 5 (7:00)
Tues, April 25
I plays the winner of 3/6
2 pla)s the winner of"4/5
Thurs., April 27 CHAMPIONSHIP 7:00 PM




'in Aseb fI t of //i Schedule
Both Baseball & Softball Games Play At The Same Time &
:Location Home Game Tickets $3.00


Lake Butler 4:30 PM
Home % s Ft. White 4:30 PM
Home vs Chiefland 4:30 PM
Home vs Bronson 4:00 PM
Home vs Williston 4:00 PM
Williston 4:00 PM
Perry 4:00 PM
Cluietland 5:30 PM
Bronsonl 4:00 PM
Siarke DI-leader 4:310 PM
SIAC Chiefland TBA
CONFERENCE Chiefland TBA
TOURNAMENT Chiefland TBA


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
*WIC Coupons *Dental Services
*Laboratory & X-Ray *HIV Anonymous,& Confidential Testing
*Child & Adult Immunizations *Kiddy Corner Play Area for Children
Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation & Treatment'

FREE PREGNANCY TESTING 8 a.m. 4 p.m.
Board Certified Pediatrician To Care For Your Children
Board Certified Internist To Care For Adults
Medical Providers To See Your Children At School


TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT CALL: 498-1360
MOST MAJOR INSURANCES ACCEPTED
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Dixie County Republican Executive
Committee Does It Again!
The Dixie County-d -e
Republican Executive f j
Committee held a George W. '
Bush Appreciation Day and
Support Our Troops
fundraising dinner at the Civic.
Center in Tallahassee, Fl., on .j
February 20'h, 2006.
Lt. Governor Toni
Jennings, Representative Joe .%
Negron, Representative Dennis
Baxley, Senator Nancy :
Argenziano, Representative
Denise Grimsley, Chairman
Carol : Jean Jordan. Local
attendees included Chad ReedA
a'nd Sue Chewning of the Dixie
.Advocate. A pre-dinner Left to right: DCREC MAember Chris Harmon, Florida Lt. Governor
reception was enjoyed Toni Jennings, DCREC President John Friskey, and DCREC
followed by dinner. Several Member Ellen Sands.
awards were given by the


DCREC. Among the recipients were, Terri Kester for the development of the Republican Party who
received Republican of the Year award. Chad Reed received the Citizen of the Year award, Sue
.....\\ .. Chewning accepted the Fair and Balanced
award for the Dixie Advocate. Representative
Joe Negron received the Legislator of the Year
award. Representative Baxley received the
q. Republican Mentoring award. Chad Reed
S accepted the award for the Dixie County
Sheriffs Department and Sheriff Dewey
Hatcher and his department were commended
for their fight in the war on drugs and the meth
labs in Dixie County and the gr'at job Sheriff
Hatcher is doing.
Dr. Mel Jurado was the MC for the event
and her husband, Rod, was stage coordinator.
John Friskey awards George & Helen Reid of Everyone enjoyed this event held by the Dixie
Computers & More for their contributions to the .r-
DCREC and other community groups. County Republican Executive Committee and
the event was a financial success.
V-.. You really should advertise your
business in the Dixie County
Advocate. It reaches more and
more people in Dixie County


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Hoods. Baby Green Limas,
Pink eyed Purple Hulls. Wnite
Acre. Speckled Butter Beans.
Green Beans. Butter Peas
Shelled, Blanched
& Frozen

$22.
P/Bushel


FROZEN
Broccoli 2 Ibs. $3.50
Breaded Okra 2 Lbs.
$3.50
Fresh Cut Okra -
$2.00 Lb.
White/Yellow Sweet
Cream Corn 4 Lb. Bag
$9.00


GREENS
Collards, Mustards,
Turnips $1.50

Swamp
Cabbage
$7.00 Undressed
$10.00 Dressed


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FCAT Mania!


Jumping. climbimn. sliding and running ere the lessons for the do\ as OTES students siere treated to a. mini-
carnival afew days prior to FCAT resting.
By Terri Langford Staff Writer .
: A few days before the FCAT was to be administered. Old Town Elementary School students
enjoyed a day of rest from their studies with a'mini-carnival. "Rexcelent" Productions :frorh
Leesburg, FL set up a huge inflatable Jungle-gi m for students to climb and jump. getting rid of some
pent-up energy .
Principal Sonny Wadsworth stated that whilee the main party, *which included a hamburger lunch,
was for the 3 '. 4 and 5d graders who were to test the following week, all the students at OTES
were able to spend a little time on the puffy playground equipment., ,
Special guests at the carnival were Superintendent Dennis W. Bennett. Executive Dir. of Supplort
Services Mark Rains. Assist. Superintendent for Instruction Ken Baumer and Dir. of Curriculum
Garry Durham. It was told that Mr. Rains took a turn on the slide after the press had left. That
would have been a great Dixie Sighting!
All the entertainment and food was proxy ided by monies that were awarded the "A" school last
year for their performance on the FCAT. "We hope to be able to do the same next year." stated
Wadsworth. "The kids have worked so hard and really deserved a special treat."'
The testing was completed last week and results will be known at the end of Ma. or beginning of
June. .

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Nature Coast Middle School is a new public school,
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Students from Gilchrist, Levy, & Dixie County may
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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2006


Left to right: Superintendent Dennis Bennett, Taylor Hicks, and Food
Services Director Linda Fowler.
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
Taylor Hicks, a fourth grader at Old Town Elementary, was
recently awarded a check for $50.00, her prize for placing first in
the Florida Student Wellness Advisory Council (SWAC) Art Logo
Contest.
The mission of the SWAC is to 'get student and adults
interested in activities that promote healthy food choices and
increase physical activity.
This year's art contest brought a lot of great ideas for the
SWAC's new logo. Locally we had three winners: Brittney Smith,
Brooke Windier and Taylor Hicks. These three entries were sent to
the regional contest. Taylor's made it through to the state level of
the contest. and brought home I1 Place!
Taylor's border of fresh vegetables and fruits and sports balls
was just what SWAC was looking for, showing how healthy eating
and exercise are all a part of a healthy lifestyle.
Taylor was both shocked and thrilled to find out she had won.
Congratulations, Taylor!


Governor Bush Makes Appointments &
Reappointments To District Boards Of
Trustees For Community Colleges
Governor Jeb Bush recently announced the following
appointments and reappointment (Senate confirmation required):

Lake Citi, Community College
Stevie Landon, 59, of Lake City, self employed Aesthencian.
reappointed for a term beginning June 1, 2006 and ending May 31. 2010
* Dr James Surrency, 54. of Trenton, assistant superintendent at Gilchnsi
County School Board, reappointed for a term beginning June 1. 2006 and
ending May 31, 2010.
.*Harriet Wall, 65. of Old Town. o%%ner of Old Town Hardware,
reappointed for a term beginning June 1, 2006 and ending May 31, 2010.

North Florida Community College
-Linda Gibson, 63, of Madson, retired, reappointed for a term beginning
June 1. 2006 and ending May 31, 2010
-Brantley W Helvension, 46. of Live Oak, insurance agent, reappointed.
for a temi beginning June 1, 2006 and ending May 31, 2010.
Johnie Boat\\ right. 47, of Live Oak. director of personnel, reappointed
for a term beginning June I, 2006 and ending May 31, 2010.
-Debra Land, 50. of Mayo. school administrator, succeeding Betty Land,
for a term beginning March 1, 2006 and ending May 31, 2009

Manatee Community College
* Stephen Boone, 46. of Venice, attorney at Boone, Boone. Boone, Koda
& Frook, P.A., reappointed for a term beginning June 1, 2006 and ending
May 31,2010.
-Francis DuPont, 61, of Bradenton, chairman & CEO at First National
Bank & Trust, reappointed for a term beginning June 1, 2006 and ending
May 31,2010

Santa Fe Commiunity College
*Winston Bradley. 65, of Gaines% ille. insurance agent, reappointed for a
term beginning June 1, 2006 and ending May 31, 2010.
*Glenna Brashear, 79. of Gainesville, homemaker, reappointed for a term
beginning June I, 2.006 and ending May 31, 2010.
-Arley McRae. 71. of Starke, retired military, reappointed for a term
beginning June 1. 2006 and ending May 31. 2010


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r-CHEWNING REALTY -.
16552 SE 19 Hwy.
I KR] HELEN M. CHEWNING
Licensed Real Estate Broker
State Certified Residential appraiser #2912
(352) 498-5189

2 BR 1 B on 1/2 acre on corner paved lot on CR 351A. approximately
one mile north of Courthouse .5..OOO.0. REDUCED $55,000.00.
**2/2 ON. 112 ACRE OFF US 12 North on SW 316 Ave. Recently
renovated with new cabinets, range & ref, heat pump, refinished wood
floors. HWH and exterior paint. $85,000.
S3 BR 3 112 BATH BEAUTIFUL LARGE BRICK HOME 38.64 acres-
north of Cross City and Old Town Too many amenities to mention Large
family room. large eat-in kitchen plus dining room. fireplace, dual cooling/
heating system. Wildlife roam freely over these gorgeous acres..
$495,000.00.
IN CROSS CITY 2 BR 1 h1' O ,lVd comer lot. Cent H/A, wood
floors, garage, fenced b j rdrtw-. $63,000.00.
*. 5 GORGEOUS "OLD FLORIDA" ACRES 7 miles North of Cross City.
off CR 351. $70,000.00.
**.3.07 ACRES just outside Cross 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 Suwannee River containing two buildable
parcels. $25,000.
** 1 ACRE on Log Landing Road. $20,000.00.
S23 WOODED ACRES lust off Willow Hole Road in Old Town $45,000.00.
*10. ACRES on paved CR 340 West near Rock Bluff $150,000.
*,2 ADJOINING high & dry lots of 3 acres each, off Spillers Highway
$50,000. each.
S**100'x100' lots in Skyline Heights Subd. $10,000.
t10 WOODED ACRES on NE 636 Street off CR 55-A- $120,000.

CALLUSS!


Suwannee

Valley Players

, Announces


Taylor Hicks Wins

Florida SWAC Contest

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Rehearsals will be
scheduled with cast
consideration from mid-March
through the run in May. Show
dates are May 26-28, June 1-4
and 9-11, 2006. Thursday-
Saturday performances at 8
p.m. and Sunday matinees at
2:30 p.m.
For more information
contact the director Andrew
Kelly at (352) 486-4593, or
phone the theatre at 352-493-
ARTS (leave a clear, message
and return contact information,
or email the theatre directly at
svplayers@aol.com Please
consult our website at:
www.svplayers.com for more
information.


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Auditions
Auditions will be held at
the Chief Theatre, 25 E. Park
Avenue, Chiefland on
Saturday morning, March 11 at
10 a.m. and Monday night,
March 13 at 7 pm. Needs are
for 2 'middle aged' men, 3
women ages 25-60, with one
teenage girl. No preparation is
necessary. There will be some
cold readings from the script.
If you don't want to act on the
stage but want to be involved
on crew, come out and talk to
the director about what you
can offer.


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Students

of the Week
Starting from top: Emitt Herring,
Michael Sykes, Karen Lewis,
Casey Besterman, Craig Snyder,
and Tyrone Aiken.
CONGRATULATION
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Steinhatchee 49-7.637 .
THIS IS A RARE FINDi Beautiful Cypress Home On
Suwannee River. This is a 2 BR, with upstairs aiea
that can be used as BR or as a nice study. The home
has a nice front porch and deck. Home is made of
natural cypress & pine and in a very private setting.
Approx. 160'x300 lot with 160' on river. Nice dock.
Come enjoy some of the best freshwater fishing in
Florida. $369,000.
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11 ACRES COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Cleared and .
ready for your business. 11I acres of highway ... --.. 'M '"
frontage in Cross City. This property has
app-oximately 1000' on US 19. Lots of potential.
$750,000.00.


QUIET COUNTRY SETTING in Cross City area. This 5 |l|
year old home has 2/1 bath. One BR has a nice
sitting area. Approx. 1900 sq. ft, situated on 3.5
acres. Grab your chair & enjoy your own fishing 'I
pond. Huge pole barn or workshop. $150,000.

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10-ACRE TRACT IN GULF
financing. $1 15,000.00.


FOREST SD in Jena, owner


BENTWOOD ESTATES SD 5 acre tracts with paved
road frontage. Owner financing. Starting at
$64,900. up to $74,900.00. These are wooded lots
so you can clear just what you want.


WOODED 5-ACRE LOT IN OLD TOWN AREA This
parcel is covered in hardwoods and has well, septic
& power available. Country setting. $60,000.00.


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If you see NEWS in the making call the...

Dixie County Advocate

352-498-3312


Old Town: 542-7027
i Cross City: 498-5184
f4 Fanning Springs: 463-0707
4 K, Horseshoe Beach: 498-2400
IL "Sefling allof Dixie"
Beautiful 3/2 two story home on 2.8 cleared
and secluded acres in Old Town, big oaks,
$151,900 1415 NE 364 Ave Palm Drive
Lot 1 Harris Acres S/D, Corner lot with Highway frontage on
2 sides, 5.53 acres, $110,000, corner of Hwy 349 & NE 424
Ave
Lots 23 & 24 Teakwood Village, 1.2 acres each mol, $22,000
each NE 349 Ave
20 acres, PRICE REDUCED to $185,000 property is off of
351 near with 4" well, cleared driveway and home site. Off
Andrew Sauls Road, NE 348th Street.
Lot I Mathew Plantation, 2.74 acres, off Spillers Hwy,,
partially cleared, cul-de-sac, adjoins large county property,
$35,000 NE 400 Aye
5.42 acres, lot 9 High Ridge Estates Subdivision just off of SR
349, $70,000 NE 944'Ave
Lot 46 Blue Jay S/D, 2.05 Acres on Willow Hole Rd., $40,000
NE 272 Ave
Lot 49 Holly Woods S/D, 2 acres, $30.500. NE 262 Ave
Lots 2 & 3 Catfish Pond Subdivision, approx. 1 acre, 108.' on
US 19 between Cross City and Old Town, asking $38,900
2.21 acres with 608 feet on US-19 outside Old Town, $30,000
Lots 10 & 11 block A Investland S/D, 2 acres, 218' on US19,
outside Cross City near CR 358, $22,000 each
Lot 4 Long Pond Estates, zoned C-2, 100' on US-19, well,
septic Power pole, Mobile home, driveway, $29,900
Home oh Pond, 2/1 vinyl siding, new metal roof, wood floors,
1+acre, Large oaks, New. addition $80,000 SE 510 ST
1996 DWMH on 5.64 acres. Hot tub, 20x40' barn, 24x30'
cookhouse, gazebo, fenced $265,000 w/ terms NE 364 Ave
1/1 home on 4 lots in Suwannee Gardens w/paved road,
frontage (CR 317), 2 storage bldgs., REDUCED to $46,900
1204 SE Hw' 317.
Older 2/1 mobile home with Roof Over, REDUCED to
$65,000.' 11 S.E 140 Ave off of 55A
T%% o waterfront lots on quiet serene upper Steinhatchee river.
2.1 wood frame home on stilts sits on 1 acre lot. Nice wooded
' acre lot mol adjacent. Lots I & 2 unit 1 Nlingo Acres,
asking $250.000 SW 123 A'e
3:2 home on I acre corner lot with pated road frontage on 55-
A, includes 30 x 40 %% workshop. $249,000 28 SE 636 St
2/1 two story duplex on 2 acres near Suwannee River,
landscaped N ard w; coy pond & fountain, new metal roof, new
paint, lighted staircase, concrete block / wood frame
construction $369,000 CR 317
Hunters Haven! Cabin and RV on l00x 100 lot in Sky Line
Heights near Rays Sawmill Hunting club with huge old trees.
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Paul Johnson for their contribution of homemade cedar bird houses
that were sold to raise money to send a local Dixie County High School
student to "Girls State" to be held in Tallahassee June 8"' through 16t'.
The purpose of "Girl State" is to provide citizenship training for young
women completing their junior year in high school within the state of
Florida. All expenses are paid for by the Auxiliary, through fund raising
programs such as this one.


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NICE HANDYMAN SPECIAL. DWMH on 5
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installed in 2005, wheelchair ramp, and storage
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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2006


Regular Meeting
Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners
Dixie County
Courthouse -
Commission Meeting
Room
Cross City, Florida
6:00 PM
January 19, 2006
The Dixie .County Board of County
Commissioners of Dixie County,
Florida, met on Thursday, January
19th, 2006 at 6:00 PM in a regular
meeting, in the County
Commissioner's Meeting Room, in the
Dixie County Courthouse, Cross City,
Florida.
COMMISSIONERS PRESENT
John L. Driggers, Chairman
James T. Valentine, Vice-Chairman
Hoyt J. "Buddy" Lamb
Marcus A. Hays
Alton J. Land
CLERK'S OFFICE
Chad Allen Reed, Clerk of Court
Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk
Cindy Dey, Finance Officer
STAFF PRESENT
Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
Joey Lander, County Attorney
CALL TO ORDER
The Chairman, John L. Driggers,
called the meeting to order.
INVOCATION AND PLEDGE
Invocation by Commissioner
Valentine
Pledge to flag led by Commissioner
Hays
Welcome by Chairman triggers
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commission Minutes, Regular
Meeting of January 5th, 2006
presented for approval.
Attorney' Joey Lander stated that he
had reviewed the minutes.
Motion by Commissioner Hays,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to approve the minutes as
presented.
SECOND PUBLIC HEARING,
Continued-to consider an Ordinance,
regarding a bill.to be entitled An Act
Relating to Impact Fees providing a
short title; for intent and purpose; for
authority; for rules of construction; for
definitions; for adoption of impact fee
study; for imposition of impact .fees;
for computation of the amount of
impact fees. for payment.of fees; for
special revenue funds; for use and
collection of funds, for refunds of fees
paid: for exemptions, credits and
deferrals; for annual adjustment of fees
arid review of schedules; for appeals:
for penalty; for effective date.
Attorney Lander explained the
impact fee information to the (public.
The reason for the continuation of the
second public hearing was in order to
)do the front page article in the Dixie
County Advocate and give the public
two additional weeks to review the
proposed ordinance. The discussion
was opened to the public.
k.P. Tedder spoke against the "'high
increase" arid-suggested an increase of
$500 He stated that it will not hurt-
him but the general public cannot make
this kind of payment.
The attorney stated that the Board is
in a horrible position when it comes to
the impact fees. the.N would love to
have more control over it.
Unfortunately state law mandates the
ay' the impact fees are set up and they
determine the scale, we are using a
nefcus. He went on to say .that an
outside firm did the study according to
state law This Board is not in a
position to make it popular: growth in
Dixie County has made it necessary.;
Willard Bison spoke against the
anlount of the increase He stated that
. he.'it a citizen of Dixie County but his-
so. -is a weekender and wants to build
a' pale barn to store his boat. Under
this proposed ordinance, he would
have to pay $3,500 which is more than
the expense of the pole barn at
approximately $3.000 He stated that it
was not feasible for payment on a pole
ham He has no children and all he
dpes is use the river for skiing and
boating
AttomeN. Lander stated impact fees
can be used for parks. boat ramps, and
roads going to them.
Commissioner Hays stated that
hopefully he neser '%ill. but possible) in
the future may have to access the need
Dor the EMS or Sheriff Departments
and impact fees fund some areas of
these departments
SWilliam K. Dowdy inquired if this
will impact single wide trailers and
single dwellings The Board said yes
fpor new ones. :
Joey Lander stated that it would not
impact existing structures or
replacements.
,t Gail Lovelace, Realty Broker, stated
Iat her telephone has been busy in
Suwannee The biggest question is
will the condos in Suaannee pa. the
impact fees
SThe Board informed her that if the
permits have already been pulled they
will not have to pa. i Otherwise.
when they do pull their permits the\
will pay the fees.
Ms Loselace stated that
unfortunately some sill just do the
building anyway vwihout permis to get
around the impact fee.
The Board stated thai when this is
found out they will pay the pemun fees.
impact fees and fines.penalties, which
will end up being approximately
double.
Commissioner Lamb commented


that there was a group from Suwannee
at several meetings in the past that
were complaining about being the
largest part of the tax base in Dixie
County and were in favor of the impact
fees being raised and even suggested it
Growth impacts the county for more
services
Commissioner Ha.s stated that
surrounding counties ha e comparable
impact fees.
Ms. Loselace stated that there is a
definite need for deputies in Suwannee
for security purposes and she is not
opposed to the impact, only the amount
and would like to see a breakdown
The breakdown was given to the
public.
Copies of the ordinance were
provided to the public


A question was asked why the public
could not vote on this and Attorney
Lander answered that the Board could
not pass this on to the citizens.
Geraldine Keen inquired about
whether or not you have to pay the
impact fee when you buy a lot for an
RV; if so, she would be against it.
The answer was that when you apply
for a power pole permit you would
have to pay the impact fee of $3,500.
Charlie Kinnard stated that he has
nine projects and the impact fees are
going to cost big money, but spoke in
favor. He stated that Dixie County has
needed to do this; the federal
government is not going to keep
subsidizing.
Cassie Judy stated that she
understands that during the first
reading.of the ordinance the fee was
read at $3,000 and now in the second
reading it is $3,500. She stated that
she had emailed Arthur Bellot earlier in
the week regarding this; her e-mail was
entered into the record.
The Board informed the public that
during the planning and at the
beginning it was lower, but the first
hearing was read at $3,500.
Fred Judy stated that he feels the
Board is being unfair to the citizens of
Dixie County and surprised that more
people are not here tonight.
The Board informed Mr. Judy that
they have been working on this for
well over a year by having advertised
workshops, meetings, planning, etc...
Terri Langford, Dixie County
Advocate Staff, stated that she, has
been covering this for two years. She
also said that this is the normal
attendance.
The Chairman asked if anyone else
had anything to say; there was none.
.Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Hays and
all in favor to pass the Ordinance No.
2006-01 to' be known, as the Dixie
County Impact Fee Ordinance,
The Clerk will submit the executed
ordinance to Tallahassee for filing with
the State of Florida.
ROB ANDREWS., FLORIDA
DIVISION OF FORESTRY
In his absence, Clerk of Court, Chad
Reed informed the Board that Mr.
Andrews wanted to remind everyone
about the Arbor Day Program at Old
Town Elementary School on January
201" at 10:00 AM.
DICK EDWARDS, COMMUNITY
PROGRAMS CONSULTING
Mr. Dick Edwards presented the
Dixie County Grants Status Report
dated January 19,;2006 as follows:
SHIP/HHR
1-The Dixie County Commission
authorized the inclusion of an
Emergency Assistance provision into
the county's Housing Assistance Plans
(SHIP/HHR/CDBG). The following
clause is what the County 's
Compliance Committee recommends
be adopted into the Commission's
housing assistance plans:
Emergency Assistance Procedure
The Dixie- County Commission
recognizes that there are Emergency'
Assistance circumstances in which an
applicant, through no fault of their
own, is exposed to aun emergency.
situanon where by housing repairs
and/or replacement must take
precedent and the Dixie Count;.
Commission desires to help these
people as long as the applicant is
eligible and funds to provide such
assistance are available .fbr
disbursement.
In order to quali'fi for coniideliatiu,
as an Emergency A i.aiunce .4pplit ani
the' household must present proof of
loss due to fire or act of God that must
be verified by Police report, Fire
Marshal's report or, Emergency
Manager's report. Damage can not be
covered by insurance due to the
uninisurable coinidton ut the property
aiiected h1 the diat.er Tin, wdil bi
certified bv' unurance agent or
compainv ppelling-out reason f.r non-
,n.surubhlait
Rules of Priority Ranking for
SHIP/HHR will be observed for all
.applicants for Emergency Assistance;
however, additional priority will be
given the hieielld with the lowest
income and nimot uninlv members. No
applicant that ha\ heen assisted within
the pait ten (10l year, will qualify' for
this assistance.
,Emergency Assistance Applicants
must submit their completed
application with required
doc umentation to' the SHIP office,
within 31) day of the claimed
emergency occurrence.,
2-We have. a brief video that we
would like to present to the
Cr, nmi.iorn for it' consideration.
I-Doug and Starn Ward's home was
ditryued hi tire on December 22,
2i00i.i Thre ira ni/i of six lost I ,/, I
t',''thliiiitng and the house was a Iomitl
loss. They have applied to the Dixie
County SHIP/HHR Programs for
assistance. The Compliance Conmmittee
recomniends that the Wards be assisted
a' rei.pent.is rof Entergci v i.''u hiii.c.'
and that the HHR Program purlihat, a
l our-b.'drroon. iiiantac'tluri.'d hlime thai
will Cot no o more thln i.68.0lll .'lt-rup
and deliv tered
ll-Th' Dre Connit .SHIP. HHR and
CDBG Programii ar. all requirid hv
their tariot,' hious'ing a'snintnc plan',

to obtain urtitvn evuled hid'
c one. rning prppo.ed project '
'"The mna.tnium loan will be
determined bh' the to't of Houng
Rehabilitaton as. deternuned hby a
written etiiniatce by a SHIP program
representative and confirmed by s waled
hid's submitted be lu'eened cintracttr,


to correct all local building oil.''
and, or HUD Section 8 Hotniing
Quality' Standards used by the Di.eI'
County Conimiiiuiv De elopiiienet Block
Grant (CDBGI Program Thte local
Building Official will dertrmine it t ,I'
repaired houw meets, all required
standard uponm timpietnin of the
hl'uing rt'liatirlialdrtin > ork
This present. a pioblemu with Dixie
County Purchaiing Pulic) because the
Coinminitlon uarled two projects to
the higher bidder when the Francis
Valentine and Lois McDuffie projects
were awarded in December. The low
bid .br each project was (Valentine)
$57 i'ltli and (MtcDiulieif 60 3"3 rhe
price awarded waS $68 1511 belore
allowancee, for porclihe and a dilI'.rnt
heating .wt',temni ,,cr added


CDBG
I)DCA 's Patrick Howard will be
reviewing the Dixie County CDBG
Economic Development project
application in early February.
2)The Florida Department of
Community Affairs hopes to open its
2006-2007 CDBG finding cycle in
April with contracts being awarded by
January 2007.
Mr. Edwards read the EAP.
Motion by Commissioner Hays,
seconded by Commissioner Land and
carried with all in favor to include the
Emergency Assistance Procedure in all
Housing Assistance Plans.
A video was viewed by the Board
regarding new standards for
manufactured housing.
The application for Doug and Starr
Ward was presented to the Board. The
Compliance Committee recommended
to the Board approval of the
application for a mobile home tinder
the Emergency Assistance Program
due to their home loss by fire.
Arthur Bellot stated that the. time
frame for a home to be built is at least
four (4) months. This family is eligible
for the program.
Motion by Commissioner Land.
seconded by Commissioner Hays and
carried with all voting in favor to
accept the recommendation and
approve the application for the Wards.
Dick Edwards recommended to the
Board that they review on a case by
case basis. We just got back into
compliance.
Chad Reed stated that there is a
$10,000 bid policy. The bidders must
be given the same set of plans and the
lowest bid must be accepted or
rejection of all bids. We have two
homes that do not meet requirement
policy. As Clerk, I recommend not to
sign the contracts. Attorney Lander
concurred.
Motion by Commissioner Land,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to rescind and re-bid the
three (3) projects; Atkins, Valentine,
and McDuffie.
The CDBG was discussed.
JERRY MARTIN, DEPUTY CHIEF
OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
Jerry Martin stated that he has
checked on .the $17 charge for
boarding a van mentioned at the last
meeting and it is definitely not 'the
county's non-emergency transportation
van.
Mr. Martin presented an email from
Alicia A. Cantrell of Subaqueous
Services requesting that they be
allowed to 'adjust crews to work in
conjunction with the tide. A letter
from Katherine Hutchison, Town of
Horseshoe Beach Mayor was presented
in support of the request.
Motion by Commissioner Valentine,
seconded by Commissioner Hays and
carried with all in favor to approve the
request for dredging on all high tides
except near churches during church
services.
BILLY KEEN., ZONING OFFICIAL
& SAFETY DIRECTOR
Billy Keen presented several
information items. He stated that he
will be bringing them to the Board for
approval at a later date.
Doris Elliott had questions regarding
land use exceptions. She stated that
her neighbor has set up a mobile home
near her property line on V2 acre of land
due to a hardship exception.
Billy Keen read from the. LDR's
regarding this. He stated that the
hardship exception lasts for 5 years and
after that time they can reapply for the
exception. The applicant must sign an
affidavit that they are a blood relative,
and the property can not be sold or
rented.
Commissioner Lamb stated-this lady
called him and he was unaware of the
situation. If possible he stated he
would like to be informed of these
matters.
Commissioner Hays inquired about
the set-back and septic of the mobile
home and Billy stated she is in
compliance.
Ms. Elliott thanked the. Board for
listening to her and would appreciate
any help regarding the mutter
Mr. William Dowd.N asked for help
on'his road going into his residence
and was acknowledged by the Board.
CHAD ALLEN REED. CLERK OF
CLERK
ATabled Item:.' Sable Boiling,
Administrator for the DC Health
Department, requests approval ..of
increase/decrease in funds for, FY
2005-2006 Contract between the Dixie
Board of County Commissioners and
the Department of Healthfor operation
of the. Dixie County Health
Department.
An email received from Debbie
Ross. DCHD. was presented to clrilyf
the tabled item. She states that the

amendment reflects changes to the
projected revenues in the 2005-2006
contract. This change occurred after
the contract was submitted and the net
amount of the changes is an increase of
funds of $147,000 and is a requirement
in paragraph ", section d; either party
may increase or decrease funds to the
contract upon written notification to
thie other party. This is done two or
three times a year as part of the BCC
contract and updating our approved
operating budget and estimated
revenues with the Department of
Health She sa.s that as far as she
knows, this has neier gone before the
BCC for approval, but that would be at
the Board's discretion.
Motion by Commissioner Valentine,
seconded by Commissioner Hays'and
Scarred to approve the amendment.
B-I'coun ihiem I Capital City Bank


Online Banking Agreeentni presented
for approval .
Clerk Reed stated that this will allow
the Clerk's office to do online banking
along with direct deposit for employees
that desire the service.
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Valentime
and carried with all in favor to approve
the agreement
C-[-lcann /tem] County Cemetery
Budget line item transfer request due to,
Smith Cemetery expenditures.
Commissioner Lamb stated that he
feels like this should have come before
the Board before the work was done.
He is not against the improvements to
the cemetery but if the money is not in,
the budget it should come before the
Board.


After further discussion, motion by
Commissioner Valentine, seconded by
Commissioner Land and carried to
approve the line item transfer from
Reserved for Contingency Furid in the
amount of $1,038.31.
D- clion Item|: The Suwannee River
Economic Council, Inc. requests
confirmation of the continuation of the
existing representative, Commissioner
Hoyt J. Buddy Lamb, or the
appointment of a new representative.
Motion by Commissioner Valentine,
seconded by Commissioner Hays and
carried to confirm the continuation of
Commissioner Lamb as the SREC
Representative. Commissioner Lamb
agreed.
E4ction Item: Resolution 2006-0.1;
a resolution commending Joe Hubert
Allen, Clerk of the Circuit Court for
Dixie County for his many years of
dedicated service in the elected office
to the people of Dixie County.
The Board as a whole motioned,
seconded and carried to adopt
Resolution 2006-01. Clerk Reed
informed the Board that a Retirement
Reception will be held in honor of Mr.
Allen on February 10"', 2006 in the
Courthouse from 3 to 5 PM.
F-Action Iteml: Resolution
commending Kermit Jones for his,
services to the county and retiring his
radio numbers; #415 and #15.
The Board as a whole motioned,
seconded and carried to adopt
Resolution 2006-02; a resolution
commending Mr. Kermit W. Jones for
his service to Dixie County and the
official retirement of his radio
identification numbers.
G- action Item\: Margarita Labarta,
President of Meridian Behavioral
HealthCare, Inc. is requesting support
for the 5000 Friends of Florida
Families; their goal is to let elected
officials in Tallahassee know that it is
time for a major state investment in
mental health and addictions treatment.
Resolution presented for approval.
Motion by Commissioner Valentine,
seconded by Commissioner Hays and
carried to approve Resolution No.
2006-03; a resolution supporting the
5000 Friends of Florida Families.
H-information Iteml: FDOT letter of
January 6, 2006 was forwarded to
Arthur Bellot and copied to
Commissioners regarding the Cross
City Airport lease agreement with
Dixie Aviation Services, LLC.
Attorney Joey Lander stated that he
and Commissioner Driggers conversed
with the FDOT and are pleasedto
announce that they would like us to
send them the survey of the airport and
a separate survey attached with the
lease for each company we have a lease
with. He stated that the airport is a
great asset to Dixie County. He
discussed the agreement and concerns
of the FAA. The FBO/Dixie Aviation
is required to do certain things;
maintain lights, 100 feet runways, 60
feet taxiways., mowing, beacons, etc...
Arthur Bellot and Commissioner
Driggers are to get together about the
surveys.
Arthur inquired about the response
to the FDOT letter and Commissioner.
Drigger; stated thai the, information
need& to be pro ided .and asked Arthur
to take care of it.
Commissioner Lamb stated that he
would like a copy of the lease with any
changes between BCC and Dixie
Aviation.
A-1tiilriiiatin l'he-I, The Board of
Directors of the Florida Crown
\\orkforce Board will meet on
Monday, January 23, 2006 at the
Florida Crown Employer's Service
Center, 840 SW Main Blvd., Lake
City. Florida at 4:00 PM. The meeting.
is open to the public.
B-1lnfirniatiro hemnil: The Flodrida
Fish and \ wildlife Conser action
(onmision &ill hold meetings at the
Hilion I.nnersitn I of Florida
Conference Center. Gainesville, FL
February I" and 2"d, 2006 from 8:00
AM to 5:00 PM both days.
SC-ohformation Iteml: Niles Glasgow,
State Conservationist with 'USDA-
Natural Resources Conservation
Service 'NRCS) announced February
15. 2006 as the cutolf date for two
Farm Bill conservation programs. All
'applications for the Environmental
Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and
the Wildlife Habitat Incentives
Program (WHIP) will be accepted until
close of business on February 15,.
2006..
Commissioner Lamb reminded
everyone that the NRCS Land Judging
Contest will be held at the First District
CommunityCenter.
ARTHUR BELLOT, COUNTY
COORDINATOR
A-flAction Item\: Courthouse
Renovations Manager Contractor
Proposal. Arthur Bellot presented the
Dickey and DeYoung Bid.
Architect Paul Stressing of Paul
Stressing Associates, Inc. and
Contradtor Toby Dickey of DeYoung
& Dickey Construction Co., Inc. were
both present to address the Board. Mr.
Stressing explained the way the
ManagerContractoiur Plan would work.
11 tis a team process between the
contractor,, owner, and architect
working together. It is an open book
process; the contractor and owner
know exactly what the financial ends
Share. .
Mr. Dickey stated that if approved,
he will \work up an AIA
Motion by Commissioner Valentine,
seconded by Commissioner Hays and
carried to accept the proposal of
Dickey & DeYoung Construction Co.,
Inc. at a total management and
.' construction fee of 10% of the total


building construction cost.
The question arose as to whether or
not the Board wanted to run the
expenses through the county books to
save 7% taxes.
The Board agreed to run everything
through the county account.
A letter of intent to solicit bids and a
memo of understanding was discussed
for approval.
The Board concurred.
A Special Meeting with the
Horseshoe Beach Town Council at
9:00 AM on February 2"d, 2006 before
the regular meeting at 10:00 AM is
planned. Also, a Workshop with the
Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners is scheduled for
February 6"', 2006 at 6:00 PM. The
Board agreed to officially schedule
these.


As an information item, Mr. Bellot
stated that the SRWMD, Taylor
County Coordinator and Commissioner
. Valentine are going to hear the study
that was funded by SRWMD on
February 3rd at 9:00 AM.
Justin Sapp, of the University of
Florida has proposed for Dixie County
to join with Taylor County on the
artificial reef enhancement project.
Motion by Commissioner Valentine,
seconded by Commissioner Hays and
carried to accept the proposal and
asked Mr. Bellot to notify Mr. Sapp.
B action Item\: BellSouth Work
Order No. 63N53001N-
FL029H637839-placing 630' of
cable on NE 811 h Street, located in
District One.
The Board approved the Work Order
with Commissioner Lamb requesting
the standard letter include an
appointment to meet with Mr. Howard
Reed on site prior to the work
beginning. The Board concurred.
A copy of a letter was presented to
the Board regarding Trinity Materials,
LLC price increases as an information
item.
Arthur informed the Board that the
Public Service Commission has
washed their hands of the telephone
issue for the residents on the Bowlegs
Mainline. The BellSouth Company has
agreed to provide the service at
$15,700 per hookup. PSC told them to
contact the County for assistance.
Arthur stated that there is a cellular
provider that has an amplifier system;
like the one in the courthouse. There is
a possibility that they could use an
amplifier for cell phone service in their
homes. He recommended to the Board
that the residents be informed that the
County has done all we can.
The Board concurred.
The FAC Memorandum via email
from Jeff Porter, Governmental Liaison
regarding an Occupational License
Survey was presented by Arthur Bellot.
The Construction Licensing Officials
Association of Florida (CLOAF) plans
to propose legislation that changes the
title of Ch. 205, F.S from "Local
Occupational License Taxes" to
"Business Tax Certificates," as well as
all references therein and all other
references elsewhere in chapter law.
The FAC staff has relayed concerns
relating to the effective date of such an
act, due to many counties who may
have licensing materials for future
years. Aside from this concern, does
your county have any objection to a
statutory title change to "Local
Occupational License Taxes?"
Furthermore, does your county support.
the proposal?
The Board agreed to respond to the
survey and inform them that Dixie
County opposes any change in the
current system.
Arthur Bellot informed the Board'
that three (3) applications were
received for the Department Head
position of Motor Pool Maintenance
Supervisor. This is a non-union
position with a $30,000 annual salary.
The applicants are as follows: Robert
Brannin-Class A CDL, William E.
Malone-Class A CDL, and Allen.
Cook-No CDL. Recommendation was
to hire William E. Malone.. .
Motion by Commissioner Land,
seconded by Commissioner Lamb and
carried to go with the recommendation
and hire William E. Malone for the
position.
Arthur stated that Monica Jones,
Payroll Clerk has asked for
clarification on the situation of Jerry
Martin in the Emergency Services
Department.

Jerry Martin was present and stated
that he is doing the job of the Director
and feels like he should .be paid the
salary.
There was some discussion.
Arthur Bellot stated the Board needs
to take action, if they are going to
increase his salary.
Motion by Commissioner Hays.
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to pay him the Emergency
Services Director salary until further
notice.

JOEY LANDER, COUNTY
ATTORNEY
Joey Lander stated that the Board
needs to issue a warranty deed to Mr.
Anderson, the owner, of Angler's
Resort in Suwannee for the portion as
agreed on in the December 1", 2005
meeting,
"Owner of Angler's Resort shall
deed to Dixie County that portion of
land that lies to the south of the
existing boat ramnp and that portion of
the canal which lies 30 feet from the
existing seawall. In exchange; Dixie
County deed to the owner of Angler's
Resort the existing portion that
includes the boat shelter and existing
property adjacent to the seawall and
the county no longer has interest in the
boat shed on the north of the boat
ramp."
Motion by Commissioner Hays,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried for Joey to write up the
deed for the Chairman to sign with
copies to be supplied to the Clerk and
Ardenia Underhill by Joey.
Joey informed the Board that a
lawsuit has been filed by the
establishment that was denied the
liquor license several meetings ago.
He also informed the Board that Ann
'Turner is in the process of proposing a
plat for approval on some Jena
Property in the near future.


COMMISSIONER ITEMS
The Board inquired as to when the
impact fee would take effect and the
projected date is February 1", 2006.
Joey Lander stated that Gilchrist
County 'impact fee was raised' by
budget process. You, members of this
Board, can not be faulted by the way
you went about this process.
Commissioner Land requested
Howard Reed to have the Chuck Smith
turn off and Mr. Dowdy's road fixed as
soon as possible.
Commissioner Lamb informed the
Board that Johnny Stephenson had
contacted him regarding drainage
culverts that the SRWMD are putting
in the Mallory Swamp. He is
concerned that they will be throwing
water into Dixie County. I met
Tuesday with SRWMD and asked
them to steer some of the water in other
directions and they have agreed to do
this.


Commissioner Lamb informed the
Board that he attended the Hospital
Steering Committee meeting in
Chiefland yesterday. The CEO of
America is working on it with
Legislative Committee.
Commissioner Hays apologized to
Mr. Anderson for not taking care of his
turnoff near his Marina in Suwannee
and asked Howard Reed to take care of
it as soon as possible.
Commissioner Driggers stated that
he and Joe Anderson talked this week
about the non-profit rehab and the two
hangars at the airport. When things are
completely worked out, Joe has agreed
to pave the road to the rehab.
Joey Lander stated he needs Board
approval to do the swap with the
Horseman's Arena Lease from the
airport to the Pop Vames Recreation
Park.
Commissioner Valentine agreed to
look into it and bring it back at the next
meeting; but the sign,needs to stay on
the property that states "State funding
was used for improvements".
Commissioner Hays informed the
Board that the owner of the proposed
gasification plant met with Len
Beckham and worked out an agreement
for an easement and we need to get
with Dwight Knight also. This process
will help Dixie County secure the
prison annex. He discussed the narrow
strip that is owned by Mr. Knight and
the trade he would like the county to
make. This will benefit the county by
diverting traffic off this road.
Commissioner Hays requested that
the County Attorney, Arthur and the
Clerk work out the preliminaries.
Board concurred.
Commissioner Lamb stated he wants
to see a map or survey before he makes
a decision.
County Attorney Lander requested a
waiver of conflict for the involvement
with Dale Herring in this issue. Board
approved.
Commissioner Driggers had a call
from a resident who would like to see
the Ten Commandments on the steps of
the Courthouse. He wanted to know if
the Board is bold enough to do this.
All members'agreed that they would
like to see this accomplished.
Attorney Lander stated that he will
defend any law suits for free.
Motion by Commissioner Land,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to go ahead with having the
Ten Commandments placed on the
front of the courthouse steps.
Arthur Bellot stated that Joe Ruth
has a position in the sanitation
department to advertise.
The Board was in favor and agreed
to run the advertisement.
Shannon Thompkins will start
tomorrow on the annual inventory of
all county property.
The Board was in favor of Ms.
Thompkins doing this task.
VOUCHERS APPROVED
Vendor 24234 24345
Payroll 24115- 24220
ADJOURN
Motion was made by Commissioner
Land, seconded by Commissioner
Valentine and carried to adjourn at
9:52 PM.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
John L. Driggers, Chairman
Chad Allen Reed, Clerk of Court
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Levy County

Quilt Museum
Log Cabin Quilters met
Thursday, March 2nd, at the
Levy County Quilt Museum.
We have the forth quilt in now
and it will be donated to C&E
Coop. For their Annual
Meeting in October. We used
their conference room for 12
years while we were raising
money to build the Museum.
We're all going to have a
yard and porch sale March 10th
and 11th, here at the museum.
We have quilt frames, fabric,
and so much more. We try to
do this once a year and we try
to get rid of so much we don't
need, and hope that someone
else can use it. We sell at low
prices as so much is donated to
us.
Our new members Karen
Arendell who drives down
from Live Oak is doing great
with her hand quilting. She has
finished her two pillow tops
and we started her on a baby-
quilt. Next step is to sit down
at a quilt and learn to quilt on a
frame.
Appreciation Day is April
1st, all day, and we hope to see
many out to see the museum.
Many times when we had
money donated we were told
we would never build
anything, much less a museum.
We want people to see that
their money was well used as
we have a museum that we
have paid as we built and owe
nothing, and we have done it
without a grant. It is all paid


for.
Lunch was so good with
Chicken & Dressing, gravy,
green peas, squash casserole,
mac & cheese, lima beans,
eggs, lots of salad, lemon bars
and pecan cake.


Scratch the surface of
most cynics and you find
a frustrated idealist-
someone who made the
mistake of converting his
ideals into expectations.
-Peter M. Senge
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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2006


Ford Motor Company Honors White Ford
Company With 50th Anniversary Award
Representatives from Ford Motor Company present representatives from White
Ford Company with 50th Anniversary Award.


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Jack Bennett, Orlando Regional
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".:.few businesses nationally and even
internationally, reach the 50-year milesto
I congratulate you on this achievement
success, in your [community] Zone has
our region earn recognition as one of the
in the nation."
From modest beginnings at a W
dealership, Luther White Sr. became a
and Franchised Ford Dealer in 1954.
thereafter, the dealership was reloca
Chiefland and continued to grow. In 1'
Service Department doubled service capa
expanding the existing building. Lat
Retail Parts and Counter department
modernized for ease of customer conve
In;. 2001, White Ford Mercury attaine
Blue Oval and Mercury Advantage certi.
and continues to exceed service, cu
satisfaction and customer retention bench
In 2003, upgraded halogen lighting
installed for vehicle inventory an
remaining lot and parking areas were
Speedliner, the industry leader in sprayed
liner application technology, was added
2005 and a new building equipped for
application. Numerous awards include i
4th of 77 dealers in the South East Distr
becoming one of only three dealers to e
distinction of Silver Medallion Elite Clu
years in a row; 2003, 2004, 2005. The
team includes 6 Ford Certified technician







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White Ford Staff
Sales Master Certified technicians. The dealership
stated training program is constant and ongoing to
n fewer provide quality and value for our tri-county
one and customers.
t. Your "We appreciate our loyal customers and
helped those that have visited with us over the years"
leaders said Don Barrett, Managing Partner. "We credit
reaching this golden anniversary to the support
Villiston and confidence we .have received from our
Partner customers in the tri-county area." Expressing
Shortly his appreciation to the staff during the
ated to Anniversary Celebration he added "on behalf of
995 the Mrs. White, we thank each of you for the
city by contribution and the role you play in making
er, the our team effort a success. Everybody, from the
nt was detail department, parts counter person, sales
-nience. department and service technicians to the person
d Ford who answers the phone is instrumental for our
fiction business to thrive and be successful. Some of us
istomer have been here for many years and some of us
marks. are new [to the dealership] but we all fit into the
g was White Ford Family. It takes a team effort and
id the again, we thank you".
paved. Until his passing in November 2004, Luther
1-in bed White Sr., President, played an active role at
during White Ford Mercury. His is missed, but his
r onsite vision of serving and supporting the tri-county
ranking area lives on. During the 50th Anniversary
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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2006


LEGAL NOTICE

M, M. Parrish Construction invites all
subcontractors to submit qualifications to bid
on renovation work at Ruth Rains Middle
School in Dixie County. This work will take
place during the summer of 2006 and
consists of demolition, casework, metal
stud/drywall, flooring, acoustical ceilings and
painting. All subcontractors shall be properly
licensed and insured. We encourage interest
from, MBE/WBE subcontractors and small
businesses.

Qualifications are to be submitted onM. M.M
Parrish Construction's form and submitted by
March 31, 2006. Forms can be downloaded
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9-12

LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT,
IN AND FOR DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 05-0042-CA

FAMILY DIVISION


In Re: The Marriage of

TRANQUILINO DEJESUS HERNANDEZ

Husband

And '

LINDA EZZELL HERNANDEZ,
Wife

PETITION .FOR. DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
1. This is an action for dissolution of
marriage between petitioner, Linda
Ezzell Hemandez, and respondent,
Tranquilino DeJesus Hemandez. .
2. 2. Linda Ezzell Hernandez has
been a resident of Florida for at-
least six months immediately before
-1; filing the petition.
3. Petitioner and respondent were
married to each other on January
26, 2004 in Dixie County, Florida.
I They separated on August 10,'
2004.
4. The' marriage between the parties
is irretrievably broken.
5 Respondent is over .the age of
eighteen years
S6 The respondent is not now and has
not been since the insttution of Inis
action on active duty in Ine military
or public health service o01 the
United Siateis 01 Arer.ca or anyr
other country. .
7. There are no minor or dependent
children of the parties, and the wife
's not pregnant.
8. Wife s name before her marriage lo
respondent was Linda Ezzell

WHEREFORE petitioner demands.'

A A judgment dissolving the
marriage
B. Restoration of wile's pnor name,
Linda Ezzell

Linda Ezzell Hemandez, Petlioner .

JOSEPH T. LANDER
. Allomey for Petitioner
Joseph T. Lander
P.O Box 2007
Cross City, Florida 32628
Telephone (352) 493-3900
* Flonda Bar No 0113557


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LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED


GERALDINE R. KING
148 SE 905vr STREET
TAX DEED 766
OLD TOWN, FLORIDA 32680'

. The holder of the following certificate has filed
-said certificate for a tla deed lo be issued"
-thereon. The certificate number and year of'
,issuance, the description of the property, and
"the names in which dI was assessed are as
follows

Certificate No.: 766
May 25, 2000

Description of Property:

Parcel No. 36-10-13-5665-0013-0210

Lol 21. Block 13 of SUWANNEE GARDENS
SUBDIVISION, as shown by plat of said
subdivision of record of Plal book No One ol
the public records of Dixie County. Flonda


Subject to the restincions of record

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED
*HENRY LESOUT
857 Ninth Avenue
New York. 19. NY
*HENRI LESOUT
31 Columbus Streel
Auburn, fy 13020

S WARNING Said property being in t
of Dixie, State of Florida Unl
certificate shall be redeemed accord
the property described in such certify
be sold to the hiQhest bidder at
County Courthouse on March 14th
S1100 AM

' DATED his February 6, 2006
CHAD ALLEN REED
Clerk of the Circuit Court


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

THE BELL FAMILY TRUST
TAX DEED 974
P.O. BOX 609
CROSS CITY, FL 32628

The holder of the following certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed are as
follows:
Certficae No: 97


Certificate No.: 974
May 23, 2002

Description of Property:

Parcel No. 14.11-13-6778-OOOD-0500

Lot 50
That part of Sections 14 and 23, Township 11
South, Range 13 East, Dixie County, Florida,
being more particularly described as follows:


Commence at an old hewed post being used
and accepted as the Southwest comer of said
Section 14 (replaced with a 4 inch by 4 inch
concrete monument With a survey disk
stamped, "P.R.M. 2115") for a point of
reference;" proceed from said point of
reference North 00 deg. 29 min. 59 sec.
West., along with West line of said Section
14, as per locally accepted monumentation, a
distance of 1350.82 feet to an old found and
accepted hewed post (replaced with a 4 inch
by 4 inch concrete monument with a survey
disk stamped, "P.R.M,2115"); Thence South
89 deg. 53 min. 34 sec. East, a distance of
1322.82 feet to an old found and accepted
hewed post (replaced with a 4 inch by 4 inch
.concrete monument with a survey disk
stamped, "P.R.M. 2115"); Thence North 00
deg. 00 min. 03 sec. West, a distance of
1333.22 feet to an old found and accepted
hewed post (replaced with a 4.inch by 4 inch
concrete monument with a survey disk
stamped, "P.R.M.2115"); thence North 89
deg. 51. min. 04 sec. East, a distance of
132.1.58 feet to a found and accepted 4 inch
by 4 inch concrete monument with a survey
disk stamped, "P.L.S. 2001"; thence North 87
deg. 11. min. 26 sec. East, a distance of
1909.66'feet; thence South 19 deg. 13 min.
55. sec. West, a distance'of 280.00 feet to the
point of beginning; thence North 19 deg. 13
min. 55 sec: East, a distance of 280.00 feet;
thence. North 87 deg. 11 min. 26 sec. East, a
distance of 950.00 feet to an intersection with
a traverse line of the Westerly bank of the
Suwanree ri'.er thence, continue North 87
deg I1 ITan 26 sec. East, a distance of 15
feel more or iers to the water's-edge of the
Suwarnnree River hence Southeasterly. along
the said waler s edge, a distance of 305 feel,
more or less, to an intersection with a line
bearing North 87 deg. 13 min. 22 sec. East
from the said point of beginning; thence
South 87 deg. 13. min. 22 sec. West., a
-distance of 25 feet; more or less, to an
intersection with Ine said traverse line thence
continue South 87 deg 13 minr, 22 sec Wesl,
a distance ol 1212 13 feel to the said point of
beginning

Containing 6 63 Acres. more or less

LESS AND EXCEPT THAT PROPERTY
DESCRIBED AT OR BOOK 152, PAGE 119,
DIXIE COUNTY, AS FOLLOWS
Begin at the SW comer of Government Lol 1.
Section 14 Township 11 South Range 13
East, Dixie County Florida. thence North 85
degrees 39 minutes 40 seconds East along-
the South line of Government Lot 1 2603 46
feet to the point of beginning thence South 4
degrees 20 minutes 20 seconds East 1300
feel, thence North 85 degrees 39 minutes 40
seconds East 2000 leel thence North 4
degrees 20 minutes 20 seconds West 13 00
feel to the South line of Government Lot 1.
thence South 85 degrees 39 minutes 40
seconds Wesl along said Government Lot 1,
20 00 leel back to the point of beginning.

Subject to the restrictions of record.,

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED
*MICHAEL A WETZEL
3301 CONFLANS SUITE 308
IRVING, TX 75061
-MICHAEL A WETZEL :
1501 W SHAD'i GROVE RD
GRAND PRAIRIE T; 75050

WARNING Said property being in the County
cf Dixie State 01 Florida Unless such
cenificale snail be redeemed according to law
the property descnbed in such certificate shal
be sold to the hirhesl bidder al the Driie


County Courthouse on April I1, 2006 at
I1 00 A.M
DATED this March 6, 2006

CHAD ALLEN REED
Clerk of the Circuitl Court .
By Carla B Cowmnirg. Deputy Clerk
11-14
LEGAL NOTICE


ED NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

THE BELL FAMILY TRUST
TAX DEED 878
P.O. BOX 609
CROSS CITY, FL 32628

he County The holder of ihe following certificate has filed
ess such said certificate lor a la< deed to be issued
ding to law Ihereon The certificate number and year of.
ficale shall issuance, the description of the property, and
the Dixie Ihe names in which it was assessed are as
h., 2006 at follows
Certificate No.: 878 '
May 23, 2002

Description of Property:

7-11 Parcel No. 31-10-14,5665-0016-0280
SLol 28 Block .16,, SUWANNEE GARDEN
SUB-DIVISION. Dixie County, Florida, as per
plain recorded in Plat book 1, public records of
Dixie County, Florida


LEGAL 3 /

NOTICES


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTIC EOF SPECIAL MEETING

The Board of Commissioners of the
Northwest Florida Regional Housing Authority
will hold a Special Meeting March 10, 2006,
in the Cambridge Room, Ramada Inn North,
2900 North Monroe St., Tallahassee, Florida.
Meeting will begin at 1:00 P.M., E.S.T. The
meeting will be open to the public.
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LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

THE BELL FAMILY TRUST
TAX DEED 972
P.O. BOX 609
CROSS CITY, FL 32628.

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

Certificate No.: 972
May 23, 2002

Description of Property:
Parcel No. 26-11-13-6778-OOOD-0010
03-12-13-6778-OOOD-0010 Old

That part,of Section 26, Township 11 South,
Range 13 East, Dixie County, Florida, being
more particularly described as follows:

Commence at the Northwest comer of said
Section 26 for a point of reference; proceed
from said point of reference South 00 deg., 10
min. 55 sec. East, along the West line of aid .
Section 26, as per locally accepted
monumentation, a distance of 1323.54 feet to
the point of beginning; thence North 00 'deg.
10 min. 55 sec. West, along the said West
line of Section 26, a distance of 220.00 feet;
Sthence North 87 deg. 48'mijn: 49 sec. East, a
distance of 1127.82 feet to. an intersection
with a traverse line of the Westerly bank of
the Suwannee River. thence continue North
87 deg. 48 min. 49 sec East. a distance.bf 8
feet, more or less, to the water's edge of the
said Suwannee River; thence Southerly and
Southwesterly, along the said water's edge, a
distance of 229 5 feel. more or less, to an
intersection with a line bearing North 87 deg.
48 mm. 49 sec East from the said point of
beginning, thence South 87 deg 48 mm. 49
sec Wesi a distance of 8 feel to an
intersection with the said traverse line; thence
continue South 87 deg 48 min 49 sec. West,
a distance of 1069.95 feet to an intersection
with the said West line of Section 26, and the
point of beginning
Subject to the resinctions of record


NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED
-DONALD S & LINDA R. BALIS.
.' RI 3 Bo> 1990
Lake Ciry, FL 32024
*DONALD S. & LINDA R. BALIS
Rt, 2, Box 4031
Lake City FL 32024-7433

WARNING: Said property being in :the County
of Dixie,, State of Florida, .Unless 'such.,
'ertificale shall be redeemed according to law


the property desr.nied in such certificate shall II
be sold to the r.Qhest bidder at the Dine
Count/ Courlrouse on April 11,. 2006 at
1100AM ,

DATED this March 6,2006

CHAD ALLEN REED.:
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Carla B Downing Deputy Clerk -\
: 11-14

LEGAL NOTICE

The Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc.,
Board of Directors will hold a meeting of the
Board of Directors on Monday, March 27,
2006, 7:00 P.M. at the Live Oak Church of
God in Live Oak, Flonda
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See

: The :


Advocate

For All


Your

FAXING

NEEDS!'


NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED
*JOHN KRAMMER
5447 KENMORE AVENUE
Chicago 40, Illinois
*JOHN KRAMMERER
%Thomas MacDonald
107 N. Carriage Rd.
Barrington, IL 60010

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 April 11, 2006 at
11:00 A.M.

DATED this March 6, 2006

CHAD ALLEN REED
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk
11-14
LEGAL NOTICE

Please take note the Suwannee Water &
Sewer District, Dixie County, Florida will on
Monday, March 13, 2006 at 6:00 P.M. the
regular Board Meeting at the Suwannee
Community Center at CR 349, Suwannee,
FL.
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The GenSpec Team


certain diseases that cause various vitamin deficiencies. In general these unique vitamins can help
you live a healthier lifestyle.
"It has been both exciting and exhausting," stated Joey. "We have been non-stop since we
launched the product last month, having Lindsey helping with the law firm, will be a great help," he
added. Of course Lander Law Firm clients can expect the same outstanding service as always.
The previous location of Lander Law Firm off Barber Ave. will now be used for their Social
Security Practice. GenSpec is located next to Subway in the Dixie Plaza off US 19.
To learn more about GenSpec, please visit www.4genspec.com. For legal help, please call
Lander Law Firm ai 498-3900.


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Mtarcf ii1, 2006

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lAFA1TAPTIST YOUTH RAU.Y



March 1& 2006

First Baptist Church

Cross City, Florida

6:00 RM.



All teens and their leaders are invited to

participate in this exciting event. Supper begins

at 6:00 RM., followed by praise and worship.

Bring your friends and enjoy the fun of fellowship,


food and worship.



This event is sponsored by

Lafayette Baptist Youth Association.



Call (352) 498-3881 for more information.


Lander Law Firm Undergoes Changes
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
Lander Law Firm is proud .
to announce that Lindsey 4. ,,
Lander has rejoined the firm .i,
and will be handling their case "
work out of his office next to E ": '
the courthouse on CR351.
Brother, Joey stated that from
this point forward he will be
spending, a substantial amount ,
of time as the CEO and w
President of GenSpec Labs.
Lindsey left the family
firm a little over a year and a
half to work for a multi-state
law firm which he managed.
"While I gained a lot of
experience, my wife Christie Left'to right: Lindsey, Christie & Joey Lander of Lander Law Firm.
and I missed home," stated
Lindsey. They loaded up the children, packed up and moved back to Dixie several weeks ago and
are already settled in and ready to get to work.
And word has it that both grandmas are happy
VI .. P to have them back as well; long distant spoiling
*.",just isn't the same!
Joey is thrilled to have his brother back.
S The launching of the GenSpec Nutraceutical
Product line has seen immediate success, for
Joey and Advocate partner Dale Herring who is
,_. .the Chief Operations Officer of GenSpec.
pI a Last month GenSpec was featured in the
INew York Times as well as numerous major
i newspapers across the country. Their first
television commercial was seen on Univision
during the Latin American Music Awards.
Promotions have also aired on Fox News and
ABC. Soon GenSpec will be seen on "Today's
~Health" segments on all the major networks.
Left to right Dale Herring CO & Joey Lander GenSpec Labs, LLC, was founded in July
CEO ofGenSpec 2005 by Joey and is based in Cross City. They
also have offices in Chicago, Naples, FL and
New York.
Both the GenSpec vitamins and weight loss supplements are unique in which they address the
metabolic needs of specific ethnic groups. "Vitamins are not one size fits all," stated Joey.
Products are available for African-Americans, Hispanics, and Caucasians and truly help prevent


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2006


GET RESULTS.......... FAST



DYE-TI-E DTUEM (11 (mlluv


MISCELLANEOUS
FOR SALE
BEEF FOR THE FREEZER by
the 'A, 1/ or whole, $1.10 per lb live
weight. Ray or Anne Hodges,
Evergreen Farm 352-542-7135.
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NEW COLEMAN GAS HEATER -
46,000 BTU's for M/H or house,
$200.00. GE 84-cf refrigerator,
very good condition, $90.00, call
352-498-3321.
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COMPOSED BLACK DIRT -
$26.00 yard, delivery available,
352-210-0479.
11-14
YARD SALE
ESTATE YARD SALE Thurs.,
Fri. & Sat. Furniture, baby items,
knick-knacks, glasses, pots, pans,
clothes, shores CHEEP.
Everything has to go. Hwy. 55-A &
Jack Lord Rd., follow signs. 352-
542-2355.
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CERAMICS
COME PAINT, FELLOWSHIP &
HAVE FUN with Nancy and
Friends at Nancy's Ceramic. Hours
9-5, M-W. You purchase bisque,
she supplies all your painting
needs and know how for only
$4.00, (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.
46-ufn
PETS & SUPPLIES
PATENTED HAPPY JACK
NOVATION protective band:
reduce flea, tick & mosquito borne
disease on your dog and
household...LANDS RANCH
SUPPLY .(352-542-0820). (www.e-
stich.com)
11-14
LOST ANIMALS
PLANTATION/GREENVIEW/
STORYFIELD -. scruffy white &
orange, 3 yr old male inside house
cat. Is unable to find way home. If
found or seen, please call 352-542-
2502. REWARD.
10-11


AUCTIONS
AUCTION: Open to the public
every Saturday, 6:00 pm, Hwy 19
(old drive-in). Now taking
consignments, we do estate sales,
liquidations and bankruptcies. TrI-
State Auction Service, AD#2011,
UA#2021/2548. Call Toll Free 1-
866-243-8972.
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MUSICIANS
WANTED
MUSICIANS need guitarists,
bassist, drummer for upstart band.
Country/Rock format. Must have
own equipment & transportation.
Call 352-356-0070 (cell) or 352-
498-7783.
: 10-13
PRIVATE
SCHOOLS
SUWANNEE RIVER VALLEY
CHISTIAN ACADEMY Now
accepting applications for 2006-r
2007 Enrollment. We offer
Corporate Tax Credit Scholarship -
applications available March 1,
2006 Teaching Positions
Available must be of good moral
character, experience in teaching
Sunday School, Bible School
and/or home schooling helpful. Call
352-463-1569 Mrs. Liz
Mucciarone or Mrs. Janie Davis.
11-12
BABYSITTING
FULL TIME-babysitter, in your
home, for our children. Mon.-Fri-
8:30-5:30, salary $175.00 a week.
* Non-smokers only apply. Contact
Lindsey or Christie, 498-3900 or,
352-428-3978.
11-12
CHILDCARE- Are you in need for
good child care in a loving home or
looking for a good sitter? I'm the
one for you. Call 352-498-2850 or.
352-256-3041.


HELP WANTED
FLORIDA PINE STRAW SUPPLY
COMPANY Drivers needed,
Class A CDL, (2) years experience
required, DFWP, call (386) 294-
3411.
12-ufn
TRUCK DRIVERS with CDL
license, call 352-498-3772.
11-12
TRACTOR MECHANIC Kubota
restoration, part-time, you make
your own hours. Call 352-542-
0349.
11-12
PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS -
home every night! Full benefits
package. Dry bulk & flatbed
positions at Newberry Terminal.
Commercial Carrier Corp. 866-300-
8759.
11-12
STEINHATCHEE ACE
HARDWARE- positions available,
call 352-498-0082.
11-12
HIGH SCHOOL GRADS -
Interested in worldwide travel? We
have job openings In welding,
mechanics, and engineering with
paid training, medical benefits.
(Between ages 17-34) call, 1-800-
342-8123 (FL) or 1-800-843-2189
(GA/SC)
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SUWANNEE LUMBER is looking
for an electrician with some
experience preferred. Must have
own transportation. Health, dental
and 401K is available.
Approximately 45 hours per week.
Please contact Roxann at 352-498-
3363, Mon.-Fri. 9-4. Please call to
make an appointment for an
interview.


Shift Managers/Hourly
Crew Hiring Blitz
Interviewing Shift
Managers (Up to $12/
hr) & Hourly Crew
Interviewing daily from
2-5pm or call 888-398-
3556 ext. 8504
to schedule an interview.
www.hardees.com


Teaching Assistant II
Permanent Part-time Position
Evenings and weekends
213 Duty Days
Assist students and faculty with
computer programs offered in
Collegewide Learning Lab. Provide
academic and technological support
for students and faculty.
Must have minimum of 32 semester
hours of college and two years
teaching assistant experience.
Additional 32 hours may substitute for
one year experience. Special
consideration given to applicants with
Associate degree or certificate in
related area. Computer literacy a must.
Strong math skills desired.
Salary: $10.40 per hour
Application deadline: March 24, 2006
College application required.
Application and position details
available on the web at:
www.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resources
149 SE Cbllege Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: 386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association
of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in
Education & Employment


FULL & PART TIME- help needed
at Pinner's Oasis. Apply in
person. Must wbrk weekends.
11-12
FULL TIME TRUCK
DRIVER/EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR applications are
now being accepted for the Solid
Waste Department. Duties will
include Truck/Transport Driver with
a Class A CDL and operation of
heavy equipment. And any other
duties needed to help with daily
operations of the Solid Waste
Department.
Applications are available at the
Dixie County Commissioners
Office at the Dixie County
Courthouse and will be accepted
through 5 pm on March 14, 2006.
A pre-employment drug test is
required. For further information
contact Joe Ruth at 498-1432 or
356-0033. Dixie County is a drug
free workplace and an EOE.
HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
TRAINING FOR
EMPLOYMENT


Bulldozers, Backhoes,
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Graders, Scrapers,
Excavators
Train in Florida
-National Certification
-Financial Assistance
-Job Placement Assistance
800-383-7364
Associated Training Services
www atsn-schools com


SALES ASSISTANT- Need
mature, organized, detail oriented,
professional individual. Must have
a clean driving record and reliable
transportation. Please apply in
person no phone calls. Dixie
Chevrolet, 16454 SE Hwy 19,
Cross City..


HOUSEKEEPING DUTIES &
CLERK positions available at
Millers Marine in Suwannee,
employee or contract, interested
parties call 352-542-7349.
10-13


DRIVERS NEED with good Class
A CDL Licenses. Drug screening
and all driving related
documentation required. Good pay
and driver's home nightly.
ENCOURAGE MINORITY AND
FEMALE DRIVERS TO APPLY.
Call 352-498-3892 for more
information. EEO
11-12
MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE
1999 HOMES OF MERIT 2 RR
2B, appliances, must be moved.
Pay off plus move. Call 1-386-937-
5419, leave message.
11-12
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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ACREAGE & LOTS
PROPERTY OWNERS Own
large parcels of land and have
been thinking of selling? Have you
wondered how much it is worth?
We are based in South Florida,
and have national and international
buyers ready to purchase your
property for more than appraised
value. Call me today for a FREE
property appraisal. Let me show
you how much you can get for your
land! Maria Gomez, Keller Williams
Realty, (305) 761-4371,
commercial exoert@aol.com
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PERSONAL
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE &
SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES:
Individual counseling and support
groups for women are offered
through Another Way, Inc.
Services are confidential and free.
Contact any of our Outreach
offices at (352) 486-3305, (352)
498-1293, (386) 758-4843 or (386)
792-2747 for an appointment or the
location and times of group
counseling. Another way, Inc. also
provides two 24-hour crisis lines,
Sexual Assault 1-866-875-7983,
Domestic Violence 1-800-500-
1119, information and referral
services, legal advocacy,
community education, and
professional training for law
enforcement, health care and
educational personnel.
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AA MEETINGS Wednesday
night, 8:00 P.M. at the Fellowship
Baptist Church, in Steinhatchee,
Florida.
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AA MEETINGS Monday nights,
8:00 p.m. Cross City Church of
Christ, McArthur Street, across
from Gooding Funeral Home. Call
1-800-613-0164.
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SERVICES
LIVE IN CHRISTIAN CARE GIVER
available 24/7, patient or elderly
care, cook, clean house, laundry,
shop, pay bills. Have references -
386-590-2102.
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LAMB'S HANDYMAN SERVICE -
Will do most anything, specialty Is
in carpentry work. Please call (352)
578-5372 OR (352) 542-8139.
9-12
BAD WATER? Iron-free's Own,
'High Purity MANDOX Wide
Spectrum/Triple Action Filtration
System Removes Iron, Tannin,
Sulfur, Manganese, Turbidity, Bad
Taste, Bad Odor. Kills Bacteria. No
More Stained Fixtures, Dingy
Clothes. Low Cost, Low
Maintenance. guaranteed. Call


today for FREE WATER TEST. No
obligation. $795 to $1995. IRON-
FREE WELL WATER COMPANY,
INC., Roy Jones, Opr. Mgr. (352)
542-9817, Tim Mead, Rep. (352)
542-1759, or 1-800-437-1128
Anytime.
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LESTER F. PAULK & SONS
BUILDING, REMODELING &
ROOFING RR002126, RC
0026232. Call (352) 542-8592.


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BUILDING CONTRACTOR: CBC
017140, Custom homes, built on
your lot. Precision Development,
P. 0O. Box 249, 26761 SE Hwy. 19,
Old Town, (352) 542-8416.
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BURIAL MARKERS
HEADSTONES from $200.00 up.
4 corner stones $75.00. Call
Dixie Monument Co., 542-3432.
Ben Barber, Jr.
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STOLEN
Up to $1500 REWARD

2003 enclosed cargo trailer,
6 x12 gloss black color,
with locking rear doors &
side door. New Husvarna
lawn mower, self-propelled
gas powered edger, weed
eater, blower, etc. Stolen
out from under Horseshoe
Cove Condominiums this
past weekend.
Call 498-7632 or 210-0786









LK ROOF
State Certified
Roofing Contractor

*25 Years Experience
*Licensed & Insured
*All Types of Roofing
*New Reroofs Repairs
Metal Roofing -
Shingle Plys Modified
Call For Estimate
Old Town
(352) 542-2696
- orToll'Fre 1-888-907-ROOF (7663)
L Lic. # Ccc1325594


BUD'S
HANDYMAN
SERVICE
Carpentry -Electrical
& Plumbing

Fast, Friendly
Service
Call (352) 542-7788








Quality Used

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HORIZON
DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS


LAND CLEARING
(352) 463-0320 CELL #352-949-3604
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Residential Commercial Industrial



Residential & Commercial
Service Work & New Construction
I |Additions, Remodeling, Etc.

FREEMAN PLUMBING, INC.
T |(352) 498-0703 (352) 493-3801
Cell # (352) 210-0062


Walter Freeman
,Master Plumber


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State Certified.
#CFC057595..


WOODY'S BARBER SHOP

(352) 498-7087

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



JOSEPH LITTLE
CONCRETE SERVICES, INC.

Specializing In
*Foundations *Driveways
*Sidewalks *Patios


Licensed
& Insured
License #0404


Phone
(352) 498-0649
Cell (352) 210-0415


White's Pump Service
Pump Repairs All Makes & Models

Submersible Pumps Pool Pumps
Water Softeners Iron Filters :
Serving The Tri-County Area .-.
Over 25 Years Experience

Garland White (352) 542-0065 ,


DRYWALL

,Hang, Tape, Texture

Dale D. Petty


P. O. Box 49
Steinhatchee, FL 32359


Home (352) 498-6036
Cell (352) 578-5148


"THE BETTER YOU HANDLE IT, THE

LESS YOUR INSURANCE MAY COST."

CALL US TO FIND OUT
HOW SAFE DRIVERS
CAN SAVE.

Langston Insurance Agency Inc.
Allstate Insurance Company


Hwy. CR 351 ** Cross City, FL 32628
Ph. (352) 498-3328 ** FAX (352) 498-5722
Subject to availability and qualifications.

Allstate Insurance Company and Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company,
Northbrook, Illinois.
@2002 Allstate Insurance Company


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$$SAVE$$ Standing Seam
Quality Metal Roofing & ommrciai
Accessories at Discount Prices


Cut to your desired lengths delivery service
available. Twenty colors in stock, for immediate
pick-up or delivery. All accessories in stock.
Special trims and flashings made.
Call Today! (352) 498-0778
Toll Free 888-393-0335


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SUWANNEE RIVER FAIR HORSE


'& HEIFER SHOW HIGHLIGHTS


2006 SRF Heifer Show Results


Class 1




Class 2


Class 3


Class 4


Class 5


Class 6




Class 7




Class 8
Reserve Grand Champion
Grand Champion


Exhibitor
Jacob Morrison
Brandalyn Bishop
Kyle Cook
Kasidy Cook
Kristen Dennis

Lucas Morrison
Chiefland Middle FFA
Arialle Spencer
Amanda Jones

Lott Bullock
Chiefland Middle FFA
Chelsea Meyer
Katelyn VanAemam
Daniel Crivaro
Lee Goodson
Tyler Beauchamp


Erin Jones
Amanda Jamison
Amber Earles
Brooks Parrish
Jaime Spivey


Landon Smith
Briana Bishop
Corey Vanlandingham
Megan Whitehurst
Hunter Parrish

Briana Bishop
Landon Smith
Brandalyn Bishop
Johnathan Hatch
Maverick Mikell

Daniel Crivaro
Tyler Beauchamp
Josh Rose
Erin Jones
Katie Quincey

Cory Jerrels
Katie Quincey
Megan Whitehurst


Club School
Country Kids 4-H Bronson Elem
Flatwoods Friends 4- Home School
Country Kids 4-H Creekside Christian
Kountry Kids 4-H Creekside Christian
FFA Bell MS


Bronson HS
Chiefland MS
Bell MS
Bell HS


FFA Williston Middle
FFA Chiefland MS
FFA Bell MS
Cross City 4-H Anderson Elem
FFA Bronson HS
FFA Ruth Rains MS
Kountry Bumpkins 4- Bronson Elem


Wilcox 4-H
FFA
FFA
Little Farmers
FFA


Trenton Elem
Bell HS
Bell HS
Trenton Elem
Bronson HS


Kountry Kids 4-H Bronson Elem
Flatwoods Friends 4- Home School
Wilcox 4-H Trenton Elem
Levy County 4-H Williston Elem
Little Farmers Trenton Elem

Flatwoods Friends 4- Home School
Kountry Kids 4-H Bronson Elem
Flatwoods Friends 4- Home School
Double Sink 4-H Home School
Wilcox 4-H Bell Elementary

FFA Bronson HS
Kountry Bumpkins 4- Bronson Elem
FFA Trenton Middle
Wilcox 4-H Trenton Elem
FFA Trenton Middle


Kountry Kids 4-H
FFA
Levy County 4-H


Home School
Trenton Middle
Williston Elem


Showmanship Buckles,
sponsored by Kover Leaf
Tack & Western Wear
Sr. Division Chelisea
Meyer & Jr. Division
Mary Margaret Hardee.

Horsemanship Ouiz
Trophy. sponsored b. Joel
& Kathy Layfield and
Wa. ne & Tracy Poole
Sr. Division Teri Pierce &
Jr. Division
Katelyn Norris


2006 Horse

Show

Exhibitors
Junior Class
Exhibitor & Horse
Jacob Hoffman &
White Sandee Strawman
Shelby Mills & Zipp-N-Rambo
Mary Margaret Hardee & Jesse
Katelyn J. Norris & Bugsy
Kaley Wilder &
Going My Way "Crickett"
Kason Petty & Cat Fish
Malerie Whitehurst & Cinder
Kayla Petty & Cash
Megan Whitehurst & Bingo
Rheba Sheffield & Lacey
Logan Hodge & Ginger
Samantha Owens & Sox
Caylan Davis & Cocoa
Dalton Long & Georgia Boy
Levi Cason & Catfish
Alejandra Martinez & Buttercup
Felicity Mejeris & Sugar
T.J. Arrington & La Favorita
Rachel Douglas &
Simply A ,Sweetheart
Cody Darling &
R.D. Acropolis "Shalimar"
Kyndal VanAemam & Chico
Lauran Tiner & Roscoe
Shayna Chewning & Tuesday Morning
Jonathan Benge & Kokoma
Hailey Vick & William Cody
Senior Class
Ivey Kee & A Tardy Seeker
Arialle Spencer & Dream Catcher
Cody Spencer & Too Much Cowboy
Rebecca Hague Douglas &
Simply A Sweet Heart
Hilary Davis & Chico
Rachael Kee & King Shoemaker
Jenna Rae'Lynne Coe & Rikki
Tonya Harding & Snow Man
Chelsea Meyer & Looten Elsa
Crystal Gordon & Annie
Erika Drummond &
Leroy's Doctor Dan
Courtney Akins & BCR Cody Doc
Patricia Owens & Fancy
Taryn Hodge & Lucky
Jessika Williams & Rusty
Heather Poole & Buster
Felicia Blumenberg & Bo
Arielle Shirley & Fairway Saint
Kaley Bowland & Sassy,
Jenny Pierce & Black Magic
Jessica McClain & Wildfire
Kayla Turner & Savannah
Teri Pierce & Oklahoma
Vernon Long, Jr. & Roanie
Note; Club and school information
was not available as of press time.


Thursday, March 9
3:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Friday, March 10
9:00 a.m.
2:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 11
7:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 12
1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.
Monday, March 13
8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m.


7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 14
8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 15
9:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

6:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m.


Rabbit Entry
Poultry Entry

Poultry Show
Steer Entry
Consumer Choices Judging Registration
Primary & SR Consumer Choices Judging:
JR Consumer Choices Judging Contest
Cloverbud Rabbit Show
Rabbit Show and Rabbit Showmanship
Home Economics Entry-no food products

Swine Entry
Home Economics Entry
Dairy Cattle and Dairy Goat Entry
Livestock Judging Contest
Home Economic Exhibits Judging
Dairy Judging Contest
Release of Perishable Home Economic
Exhibits
Steer Showmanship Contest

Fair Grounds Open To The Public-
Viewing of Exhibits
Dairy Show Clinic

Swine Show
Home Economics Room Open For
Viewing Of Exhibits
Release Rabbit and Poultry Entries and
Ribbons, Except Best of Show
Dairy Cattle and Dairy Goat Show
Dairy Animals Released Immediately
After The Show
Fashion Review

Feeder Steer Show
Home Economics Room Open For
Viewing Of Exhibits
Market Steer Show
Release Home Economic Entries and
Ribbons, Except Best of Show
Awards Presentation

Sale
Buyers Luncheon
Sale
Release of Best of Show Home Economic
Exhibits and Ribbons
Release of Best of Show Rabbit and
Poultry Exhibits and Ribbons
Fair grounds will be opened every morning
and closed every evening.


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