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Dixie County advocate
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028409/00063
 Material Information
Title: Dixie County advocate
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Rose O. Chavous
Place of Publication: Cross City Fla
Creation Date: March 16, 2006
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Cross City (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Dixie County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Dixie -- Cross City
Coordinates: 29.635278 x -83.124722 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922?
General Note: Publisher: Skipper K. Jones, <1994>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 24, no. 15 (Oct. 10, 1946).
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Benefit Dinner........................4
Co. Comm. Agenda .............2
Dixie District Schools'
Employees of the Year.......20
Fanning Chamber News...15
Habitat for Humanity........... 17
JROTC News.................... 8
Rabbit Show....................13
Social Security News......... 14
Steinhatchee Fishing
WWII Veteran's News.......... 5

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Former Advocate

Editor Injured In

Shooting Accident
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
Former editor and owner of
the Dixie County Ad onart',
Sidney Dosh, was accidentl:,l
shot in the chest while tr\ ing to
kill a snake at his Cross Ct\
home,last Thursday, March 9"',
2006.: Dosh was released this
S past Monday from the hospiial
S*',, and is doing well.
^'d 3 k'1- The accident occupied
:';,, A ', around 1:00 pm but it wasn't
.' until an hour later that Dosh was
, He ,' able to regain his thoughts and
SidDosh call for help. According to Dosh
he had been outside in his front
yard cleaning-when.-he-heard his dog, Abby, barking. When he
looked to see what she was alerting him too, he saw a moccasin.
At that point he took Abby into the house and got his 38 caliber
pistol and went back out to kill the snake. He missed in his first
attempt at killing the poisonous snake, which then crawled
underneath the mower portion of his yard tractor. He then grabbed

VanAernam's Fat Steer Earns.

Grand Champion Honors

Pictured above is the bullet that was found in the siding of former
Advocate editor and owner, Sid Dosh's home after it had gone
through his chest and existing out his back before lodging into the

a shovel and tried to get to the snake so he could possibly kill it
w iih the shovel. See "SHOOTING" page 5

Dixie Youth Fatally

Injured In Accident
Bs Terrn Langford Staff Writer
Seventeen-\ear-old Judson Wayne Walker of Old Town was
fatally injured in an accident Saturday, March 11, 2006 on US 19.
According to a report filed by Florida Highwa. Patrol
Investigator John Gourley, the crash occurred at approximately
3:00 am. approximately 4 miles north of SR 349 in Old Town on
US 19. Both Walker and the driver of a SUV, Marek BereckN.
were traveling south in the outside lane. Walker, who was traveling
at a high rate of speed veered to the left as he approached Berecky
in order to avoid hitting him (Berecky). The right front of
Walker's SUV hit the left rear of the %an causing the \an to kick
back to the right causing the SUV to climb on the back of the \an.
Walker's vehicle fell onto its' side and then overturned twice as it
traveled into the median. Walker was not wearing his seatbelt and
was ejected during the time his SUV overturned. He was
pronounced deceased at the scene by Dixie County EMS.
Berecky and his passenger were both \wearing their seatbelts. It
was not reported whether they were injured in the accident.
Berecky is a citizen of the Czech Republic and was visitingg the
United States. His passenger, Ivan Mincak. is a resident of Largo.
Florida. See "DIXIE FA TALLY" page 5

Electrician Injured During

\Power Line

By Ter i Langiford Staffl
Joe Falgout. an
electrician for Musgrove
Construction was injured
... .--- Wednesda), March 6h' while
transferring power from
existing power lines on SR
349 to the new ones placed
across the roadway) last Near.
According to Falgout,
Shile working on the line,
the rester blew on top of the
'arm causing a flash fire. Hot
porcelain fell from the
transformer onto the ground
A4n electrician was injured last and started a small fire
.week while working on this power below the pole that the
:pole as he was switching over Volunteer Fire Department
lines. put out.
Falgout sustained several
small 3'd degree burns on his stomach and arms and was treated at
n'e scene by Dixie EMS.
; "It was just a freak accident," stated one of his co-workers. It
was agreed that it could ha\e been a lot worse, but the team
'working on the power lines had all their safety precautions in order
and were prepared for such incidents.
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K-9 Deputy Returns To Duty
Last week the Advocate reported that Sheriff's K-9 Deputy
"HowdN" had been lost and the Sheriff's Department was looking
for help in locating the deputy. We are happy to report this week
that he is well and back at work.
According to a Sheriffs spokesman. Howdy was seen.
wandering around the courthouse in the early morning hours the
day after he went missing. When the officer called him, he
immediately jumped in the patrol car as if he were ready for a
da.s' work. Glad to have you back deputy!

Gilchrist County Woman "
Dies In Accident
Adeline Graves Beach, 77, of Trenton was pronounced dead atz-
the scene of a 2-vehicle accident early Tuesday morning, March.
14, 2006. Beach was traveling south on CR307 when she failed t.:
stop at a stop sign before continuing on to SR 26 into the path of a.
2002 Mack tractor-trailer. Dense fog in the area was l
contributing factor in the accident. Floyd Anthony Seaton, 48, of4
Alachua, Florida received minor injuries. No charges are

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*Comics 10"
*Facts & Trivia..............10-
*Jail Log 2
*Legals 1
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Published in Dixie County

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Joyann Rogers................Bookkeeper

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Jerry Prater

Making the worst of a bad situation
I've been scanning the "looking for work" section of thi
Washington Post classifieds for a couple of weeks, but I still
haven't run across anyone with an ad that sounds like it could b
the yo-yo that got the ball. rolling on the Dubai ports deal without
letting the White House in on it ahead of time.
, Oh well, maybe he got a job as Howard Dean's PR man. I
would be really hard to mess that one up.
SSince the deal fell through, the country isn't in any danger as
result of it; but the arguments persist as to whether or not. it would
have been a good idea. One such argument goes something lik
this: "The Chinese are heavily involved in the operation of some
UJS seaports, and they don't really like us, either, so why should w
discriminate against an Arab/Islamic country'?"
*- Actually, the Chinese do sort of like us, or at least they're glai
to be on our payroll. We buy a lot of their stuff which grows their
economy, enabling them to put down revolutions and become
jnilitary superpower. They have already pointed out that they couli
.rodp nuclear missiles on our west coast, so why should they try t
smuggle in a dirty bomb through a seaport'?
. At the moment, the United Arab Emirates is a friendly nation
They are located at the southern tip of the Persian Gulf, and the
let us dock our naval vessels there. That's good for us, but even
better for them, because our presence affords them a measure o
security that they wouldn't otherwise have.
j However, let us not forget that countries which seem friendly
don'tt always stay that way. The Soviet Union was friendly during
orld War II, China until 1949, and Iran:until 1979. Right now
ihe UAE is friendly because it's to their advantage; but they still
consistently vote against us in the UN and, like Iran and Syria, the
klon't recognize Israel's right to exist. The fact that two of the 9/1
ferrorists were from the LUAE probably isn't enough to run up a re
Eag, but the fact that elements within the UAE were involve
,behind the scenes in a financial capacity is decidedly a cause foc
2 Apologists for allowing a UAE-owned concern to become
,deeply involved in the operation of several major seaports want u
o understand that the Coast Guard would still be in charge o
security, and that personnel working at these installations would
rtill be Americans.
- Fine, but the Coast Guard can't examine th.e contents of ever
3'essel that comes into our ports. As for American employees, tha
sounds good on the surface, but the security factor would hinge o
'their loyalty, and I understand there are a few Americans who can
find jobs as college professors, professional agitators or Hollywoo
celebrities who might be interested in employment with an Islami
concern if that outfit seemed to be concealing an element of anti
American sentiment behind a smiley face.
SHaving yielded to diplomatic pressure to pull out, the UAE i
,nonetheless pouting. You just can't imagine how easily thes
,Muslims get offended. A cartoon of Mohammed with a fus

sticking out of his turban causes riots throughout the Middle Eas
;,They are just such sensitive people! No telling how many million
'have already been laid at their feet in order to sooth their hur
-feelings, and they're still calling us a bunch of old meanies.
SAll this could have been avoided if we'd had a policy in place
.least since 1979 that foreign countries in general and Islami
,countries in particular didn't buy into our port operations. But 197
-#was two years after Jimmy Carter entered into the agreement tha
culminated in our relinquishing the Panama Canal, so this wa
Hardly a time to expect a hard-nosed foreign policy to emerge.
Missed opportunities do have a way of coming back to haunt u
,do they not?
S if you ree IEWS in, the meakin cOl the..

Dbde County Advocate

A 352-408-3312

Dixie County Board of County Commissioners
Dixie County Courthouse
Commission Meeting Room
Cross City, Florida
Regular Meeting 6:00 PM
March 16, 2006
The Dixie County Board of County Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida,
will meet on Thursday, March 16th, 2006, at 6:00 PM in a regular meeting, in the
County Commissioner's Meeting Room, in the Dixie County Courthouse, Cross
City, Florida.
1 Call to order
2 Invocation and Pledge to American Flag
3 Approval of Commission Minutes, Regular Meeting of March 2nd, 2006
4 Dick Edwards, Community Programs Consulting
5 Bettie Gail Osteen, Indigent Healthcare Agent
6 Jerry Prater, Veterans Service Officer
7 Holly Houghton, County Agent
8 Jerry Martin, Deputy Chief of Emergency Services
9 Joe Ruth, Solid Waste Coordinator
10 Howard Reed, County Road Superintendent
11 Jack Spivey, Building Official
12 Billy Keen, Zoning Official & Safety Director
13 Jan Parks, Family Medical Practice-Re: 340B Drug Program
14 Chad Allen Reed, Clerk-Auditor
A. Action Item: Rural Area of Critical Economic Concern Memorandum of
Agreement between Dixie County and the Governor's Office of Tourism,
Trade and Economic Development presented for approval.
B. lAction Item: Satisfactions of Deferred Payment Loan presented for
15 Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
16 Lindsey & Joey Lander, County Attorney's
17 County Commission Items
18 Vouchers approved
19 Adjourn
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person decided to appeal any decision made by
the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearings,
he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he/she will
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
"Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in
this proceeding should contact (352) 486-4931 (Voice & TDD) or via Flonda
'Relay Service at (800) 955-8771."
The Board meets the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 AM and the third
Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM. Individuals that would like to be placed on
the agenda should call Chad Allen Reed, Clerk of Court, by 4:00 PM on Friday
preceding the Board meeting, at (352) 498-1200.
/s/John L. Driggers, Chairman
/s/Chad Allen Reed, Clerk

Sgt. Roach Graduates From

Reconnaissance & Surveillance

Leadership Course
Army Sgt. Matthew G. Roach has graduated from the
Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leadership Course at Fort
Benning, Columbus, Ga.
The. course is designed, to instruct reconnaissance and
surveillance leaders to further develop the combat arms related
functional skills of officers and enlisted members whose primary
mission is to conduct surveillance, reconnaissance, target
acquisition, and damage assessment.
e Leaders are provided with the technical and operational skills
I that enable thernm to train and lead their units to conduct
,e reconnaissance and surveillance missions. Skills and training
it development include reporting skills used in communications.
vehicle and equipment identification. operational skills in hide
t and surveillance sites, battle drills. evasion and security; and
airborne insertion and extraction operations and planning.
Roach is an assistant team leader regularly assigned to the
S505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, Fayetteville,
e He is the son of Cindy Krecht Roach of N.W. Fifth St.,
e Chiefland, Fla.
e The sergeant graduated in 1999 from'Chiefland High School,
and earned a bachelor's degree in 2003 from Mars Hill College,









Letter To

The Editor

Public beware! Remember
the old saying, "If it is too
good to be true, it probably
is?" The general public is the
target of a scam involving
counterfeit postal money
orders. The internet is the
source and someone is offering
a chance to you to cash a
money order from $700 to
$900 and keep half of it just to
send them half back. Think
about it, you're the one caught
holding a counterfeit money
order. The post office doesn't
cash money orders without
picture ID and personal
information. Please use
common sense and don't be
taken in by easy money scams.
Suwannee Postmaster -
Skye Linda Lambert

Dixie County

Jail Log
Expired More Than 4 Months, DUI With
Property Damage.
Stolen Property.
O'HARA, PAUL,, 37, Warrant, Non-
Support Suwannee Co.
BROWN, JEREMY D., 21, Possession of
Cannabis, VOP Trafficking In Stolen
Property, VOP Burglary of Dwelling.
JUVENILE, 11, Aggravated Assault With
Weapon, Domestic Violence Battery.
Levy County.
MARCH 11 -
KAVEY, THOMAS W., 51, Domestic
Violence. Aggravated Assault



Q-: I understand that I can
attend traffic school and this
will keep me from having
points assessed on my license.
I attended traffic school two
years ago. Do I still have that
option? If I attend, will my
insurance rates increase? How
can I find out where a traffic
-school is? Chad Reed

A: A: You can attend traffic
school only if you have not
done so, or elected to do so,
within the past 12 months. The
provision for traffic school
specifies "an election," not a

completion. Therefore, if you
elected to go, but did not attend
and complete the school, it is
not an option for successive
citations for twelve months
past the time you.last elected.
Traffic school may be elected
only once within a 12-month
period and no more than five
times total in a lifetime.

You must complete the class

within 60 days after your
election to do so. When you
come to the Clerk's office to
pay your ticket, you will be
asked if you wish to attend
traffic school, and you will be
provided the paperwork if you
so choose.

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.

FHP Troopers Issue 3,838

Speeding Citations

During Operation Safe Ride
The Florida Highway Patrol is releasing enforcement totals
for the sixth-phase of Operation Safe Ride, a 48-hour statewide
unlawful speed enforcement operation that was conducted March
2-3, 2006.
Enforcement totals from the 2-day campaign include the
Enforcement Totals

Total Citations:
Faulty Equipment:

422 .

Activity Breakdown:
Speed Citations: 3,838
Move Over Citations: .67
Driving Under the Influence: 31
Occupant Restraint Citations: 747
Aggressive Driving Citations: 141.
Other Citations: 2924
The Florida Highway Patrol launched the first phase of:
Operation Safe Ride on February 26-27, 2004. The campaign was
created in response to a gro% ing concern over aggressive drivers
and incidents of road rage throughout Florida. Operation Safe
Ride features varying traffic themes, seeking to not only curb
hazardous violations, but t&o heighten awareness toward the
particular theme chosen during each enforcement wave. FHP
troopers utilize all available resources to track violators on every
interstate, Florida's Turnpike, and other major state roads in
Florida where aggressive and hazardous moving violations are

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Events For The Week Of:
Mar. 10th 16th 2006

Medical, Donations & Volunteer
55 Alive Volunteer
Instructors Needed Previous
experience is of no consequence,
training sessions provided. Call:
2001 Rx Program free
breathing medications and
,.Nebulizers asthma, emphysema
or COPD for qualified patients.
Call: 800-344-5764.
Florida Department of Elder
,Affairs Volunteers needed for
the SHINE (Serving Health
SInsurance Needs of Elders)
Program. Comprehensive
training provided with flexible
hours. Call: 1-800-262-2243.
Hospice of North Central
Florida To request
information about volunteering
opportunities, Call:- Dana
Weinfurter 352-493-2333
Poison Hotline a life-saving
'national hotline for poison
emergency treatment and advice.
Call: 800-222-1222.
Stop Addiction Drug
addiction can leave an individual
feeling helpless and out of
control, especially if you are the
family member or friend of an
addict. Narconon Arrowhead
'can help. Narconon offers free
counseling, assessments and
referrals to rehabilitation centers
nationwide by calling 1-800-
468-6933 or logging onto
www.stopaddiction.com. Don't
wait until it's too late. Call
Narconon now!
Why Spay or Neuter?
'this low cost surgery keeps your
animal healthier and helps fight
overpopulation. Millions of cats
and dogs of all ages and breeds
suffer as strays. These strays are
a result of unwanted, unplanned
' litters that could have been
prevented by spaying and
neutering. Rarely surviving
more than a few years on their
own, strays die painfully by
starvation, disease, freezing or
being hit by cars. Please Think
responsibly, have your pet
spayed or neutered. Thanks You.

Clubs & Organizations
' Rusty Spurs Arena! 6.5 miles
north of Old Town, Fl. Sorting and
; Team Penning every Saturday
night. Starting @ 7:30. Spectators
Another Way, INC Domestic
,. Violence and Rape Crisis Center
; We offer a 24 hr. hotline,
Emergency shelter, legal advocacy,
Outreach services to assault and
rape. All of our services are free
and confidential. Remember Rape
is a crime...Always Rape Crisis
Hotline 1-866-875-7983
Dixie County Historical
Society Sale of Dixie County
Historical Material weekly each
Friday at the old-Old Town
* School, comer of SR 55A and
CR 349.
Free Business Assistance -
UNF Small Business
Development Center at the
Chamber of Commerce office in
Cross City. Call M-W-F from 9-
12 at 498-5454 to set up an
appointment. Appointments are
every Thursday between 1-4
Florida Department Of
Elder Affairs Shine Program
-meets every second Thursday
from 9:00am 10:00am @
Cross City Library.
Toll Free Rape & Sexual
Assault Hotline 1-866-875-
7983. A trained staff member
'vill answer the hotline number
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
United A.B.L.E. Association
helps children & adults with
disabilities, and their families
improve their quality of life and
receive necessary services. Call:
7 Meetings & Events
AL-ANON Family Group
Meetings are held every
S Wednesday Evening @ 5:30pm
at the First Methodist Church
Sin Chiefland.. Call 490-6117
Board of County

Commissioners 1s Thursday
at 10 a.m. and the 3rd Thursday
at 6 p.m. at the County
Courthouse Commission
meeting room.
" Cross-City Town Council -
2nd and 4"' Monday of each
month at 7 p.m. at the City Hall.
* DAV Auxiliary bingo every
Wednesday, 11 a.m. and
Saturday, 6 p.m. at Veterans Rd.
DAV Bldg. In Cross City.
* Dixie County Education
Foundation 3rd Tuesday of
each month at 12 noon. Call:
* Forest Park Hill Community
Center Has a Bingo every
Monday Evening, Doors open at
4:30 pm, games start at 6:30 pm.
Funds are to support the center
and charities.
* Holy Cross Catholic Church
Bingo every Tuesday Evening
@6pm. U.S. 19. Doors open at
6 p.m. snacks available. Free
* MT Olive Cemetery, Inc-
Monthly meeting every last
Tuesday @ Jena Community
Club House 7pm. everyone is
welcome to attend. All ideas and
suggestions are welcome also.
* NA Meetings- Each
Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Cross
City Church of God on Kenneth
St. in Cross City, FL. Call: 352-
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either by fax or by e-mail. The Advocate
is not responsible for errors or changes
in submissions.



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
As always the club will
have the popular azalea plants,
along with other spring
blooming plants.

Free Tax
Free Tax Preparation and
Free E Filing every Tuesday at
the Cross City Library from
12-4pm. No Appointment is
needed. Taxes are prepared by
local volunteers who have
been trained and certified by
IRS with the Tax. Aide
This service is also offered
in Trenton, Chiefland,
Steinhatchee, and Perry.
People of all ages and incomes
are welcome. Call the local
library for the schedule.

Dues and Grad Night
balance must be paid no later
than March 27th. Grad Night
$65.00, and dues $45.00.


Early Learning

Coalition News
The Early Learning
Coalition of the Nature Coast
will be issuing certificates of
eligibility to all eligible 4-year-
olds interested in a FREE
Voluntary Pre-K Program on
Friday,. March 24th at the
Dixie County Public Library in

Cross City from 9:30 3:00.
Please bring proof of Florida
residency and proof of child's
age. Call 1-877-840-5437 for
more information.








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Benefit Dinner
A Benefit Dinner will be held for Janet Cooper on Friday,
March 17th, 2006 at the Cross City City Park. Janet recently had
brain surgery and has been diagnosed with cancer.
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.

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
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.

Meeting Notice
There will be a meeting of The Original Florida Tourism Task
Force at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2006. The meeting
will be held at the Gadsden Arts Center at 13 North Madison
Street, Quincy, Florida 32351.
If you have any questions or desire additional information,
contact Jayne M. Moraski, Director of Economic Development, at
352-955-2200, extension 106 or e-mail moraski@ncfrpc.org.

Bake Sale
Dixie County Sheriff's Office is joined up with the American
Cancer Society to relay for life in 2006.
The Dixie County Sheriffs Office is holding a bake sale on
Friday March 17th at 11:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Foodland
parking lot. Cakes, Brownies, Cupcakes and more. Tickets will be
on sale for a 50/50 drawing and for a Gun Safe donated by Top
Rollison valued at $200.00. Come and support the Sheriffs team
to raise money for the American Cancer Society. See you there.

RUP Training And Testing
On Wednesday, March 22, 2006 there will be pesticide use
training at the Levy County Agricultural Center, beginning at 5:45
p.m. This training will run until about 7:45. Attending the training
will earn participants 2 core CEU's towards renewal of their RUP
license. The training will help prepare you to take the core RUP
test. If one needs to obtain a license or renew by testing, the core
test will be administered immediately after the training.
Participants attending the training need not stay for the test. The
second part of the testing (the general test) will be administered on
March 29th as needed.

United Christian Services
The United Christian Services of Dixie County INC. will be
distributing U.S.D.A. Commodities in Cross City on March 28th
and 29th at the UCS building (CR 351 & NE 210"' Ave.)
Commodities will be distributed: Tuesday the 28"'h &
Wednesday the 29"' from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
We are grateful for this allocation from the United States
Department of Agriculture which helps us feed those in need in our

Woodmen of the World Tri-

County Lodge 626
The Woodmen of the World Tri-County Lodge 626 will hold
their monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 21st at 7:00 p.m. The
lodge will provide pizza. Lodge hall is located on SR 26, west of
Guest speaker for "Victim Awareness Month" will be Arlene
Cameron, Victim Advocate for the Gilchrist County Sheriffs
The lodge hall is available for rent to members and non-
members for get together, and for information call Karen F. Turner
at 463-2308.

Woodmen of the World Rangers

Lodge 841
Woodmen of the World Rangers Lodge 841, will have their
monthly meeting, Saturday, at 9:30 a.m. on March 18, 2006.
Woodmen Rangers ages 8 to 15 are welcome to come and
participate in the meeting and we will attend to skating afterwards.
For Lodge information, call Karen F. Turner, Rangers Youth
Leader. (352) 463-2308.

OTES March Cub Calendar
17 St. Patrick's Day
20 Mar 20-Mar 24 School Psychologist on Campus
Family Night 6-8 p.m.
21 PTO/SAC Meeting 7p.m.
27 Family Night 6-8 p.m.
28 Stanford 10 Test Is and 2nd grades
29 Stanford 10 Test 1slt and 2"d grades
31 OTE Pageant Application Due

Ruth Rains Middle School

March 2006 Calendar
16 4:30pm Baseball/Softball @ Lake Butler
21 4:30pm Baseball/Softball vs Ft. White @ RRMS
23 4:30pm Baseball/Softball vs Chiefland @ RRMS
24 4:00pm Baseball/Softball vs Bronson @ RRMS
27 2:40pm School Improvement Mtg.
4:00pm Baseball/Softball @ Williston
28 4:00pm Baseball/Softball @ Williston
30 4:00pm Baseball/Softball @ Perry

DCHS School Advisory Meeting
The next meeting of the Dixie County High School (DCHS)
School Advisory Committee will be Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at
the DCHS Conference Room. The meeting will begin at 7:15 AM.
The committee will be discussing the upcoming Southern
Accreditation of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Review. The
DCHS School Advisory will meet on the following dates for the
remainder of the 2005-2006 School Year.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Old Town Elementary School

Safety Patrol
Old Town Elementary School's 5"'th grade Safety Patrol will be
having a plant sale Saturday, March 18, 2006 from 8:00 a.m.
through 2:00 p.m. for their Washington D.C. fieldtrip.

Dixie District Schools
Elementary Menu
Breakfast Choice of Cereal & Toast or Creamy Oatmeal
w/Toast, Fruit Juice & Milk.
Lunch Beef Nuggets or Baked Ham, Macaroni & Cheese,
Steamed Cabbage, Cornbread, Fruit Juice & Milk.
Breakfast Choice of Cereal & Toast or Cheese Toast, Fruit Juice
& Milk.
Lunch Lasagna w/French Bread or Corn Dog,- Tossed Salad
w/Ranch Dressing, Fruit or Fruit Juice & Milk.
Breakfast Choice of Cereal & Toast or Grits & Ham w/Toast,
Fruit & Milk.
Breakfast Choice of Cereal & Toast or Pancakes w/Syrup, Fruit
& Milk.
Lunch Beefaroni w/Hot Rolls or Deli Ham & Cheese on Bun
.w/Trimmings, Steamed Carrots, Fruit & Milk.
Breakfast Choice of Cereal and Biscuit or Sausage Biscuit, Fruit
Juice & Milk.
Lunch Pizza or Manager's Choice, Fresh Garden Salad
w/Dressing, Frozen Juice Bar or Fruit & Milk.

Dixie County Rotary

To Host Blood Drive
To help maintain an adequate blood supply for the
community, the Dixie County Rotary, along with LifeSouth
Community Blood Centers, will be hosting a blood drive.
Everyone in the community is invited to give the gift of life on
Wednesday, March 29, between 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the
Foodland in Evan's Square.
"We are really hoping to meet our goal of 33 donors at this
blood drive," said LifeSouth District Director Carolyn
Quintanilla. "It is important for healthy members of the Dixie
County community to donate blood because many local residents
receive treatment at hospitals served by LifeSouth."
All donors receive a recognition item and a cholesterol
screening. Blood donors must be 17 years old, weigh 110 lbs. or
more and show a photo I.D. at the time of donation. Anyone who
meets the requirements and is in good health can become a
potential blood donor. For more information, please call (888)
795-2707 or visit www.lifesouth.org.
LifeSouth is the sole blood supplier for 39 medical facilities
in 17 counties in North Central Florida including Shands at UF,
the VA Medical Center, North Florida Regional Medical Center
and North Florida Regional Medical Center. LifeSouth is a
nonprofit, volunteer blood center supplying more than 110
medical centers in Florida, Alabama and Georgia. LifeSouth is a
nonprofit, volunteer blood center supplying more than 110
medical centers in Florida, Alabama and Georgia.

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Dixie Fish Market
(Inside Little Red Store)
Mullet, Shrimp & All Your
Seafood Needs!
lMon. Sat. ** 6AMl 6 PM
Call In Orders Accepted
Ph. (352) 498-7347

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Casey McKinney Selected
As Florida Watermelon
Queen Contestant

C 'Cei' Erin McKinney
The Florida Watermelon Association: announces that Casey
Erin McKinney of Tallahassee, Florida has been selected as a
contestant for Florida' Watermelon Queen. She will join an elite
group of young ladies, 18-23 years old from throughout Florida to
compete for tlie title. The competition will be held during the
Florida .Watermelon Coiient ion, March 30th April 2nd in
The Florida Watermelon Queen travels throughout Florida and
the United States, promoninl the watermelon industry and making
guest appearance's. She gi\es tips on the.selection, in addition to
discussing the nutritional and economic values of watermelon.
.C ,- McKinney was die 2003 Chiefland Watermelon Queen and is
sponsored in the state competition b\ Murray Tillis Melons. For
additional information, contact Sharon McCall F\\A Promotion
Coordinator at (386) 294-2616

Continued from page 1

No charges will be filed in this accident, however Walker
exceeding the stated speed limit and careless driving were listed as
.contributing causes. Pending are results of a blood alcohol test.
Walker was a junior at Dixie County High School where he
played football for one %ear and was a Beta Club Member. The
'.!taf.kotew him.as a "nice and polite young man" and he was well
liked by his peers. In Lieu of flowers, the family requested
nations be made to the Dixie Education Foundation for The
Class of 2007. Judson Wayne Walker Scholarship.

Continued from page I

When the snake didn't come out he began to look around and saw
movement in the grass between the house and a group of trees.
Spotting the snake again, he went towaids it and while doing so,
fell into a drainage pipe which caused him to fall and hit one of the
trees with his head. It was at that point that Dosh landed on the
pistol which was cocked and ready to fire.
"I can't remember much other than how badly it hurt," Dosh
-'tated. "At one point I remembered I had my cell phone and
l'fimpted to call 911. however I couldn't see the numbers and hit
Vilk" instead." Dosh noted that when you hit the talk button on
"'His phone it redials the last person you talked to, which happened
t'o be his wife, Marge.
Dosh stated he told his wife that he had accidentally shot
'himself and to get help. Marge, who was at the Crystal River
'home. called the only number she knew, the Advocate. The staff
.. immediately called 911 and then went to the wounded Dosh. It
'-"wasn't long before the EMS and law enforcement arrived.
Laying in the front yard with a %work glove on one hand and the
li.pistoj on the ground, Dosh was fading in and out of consciousness.
i Jie repeated his pleas for Chad Reed to be called and to protect his
c".dpg. Reed has been a long time friend of Dosh's and the Director
,of Emergency Services.
i,, Dosh was flown to Shands at UF Trauma Unit by AirMedic.
The bullet went through Dosh's chest at an angle and exited
throughh his back, hitting a rib but missing all vital organs and
Sveqins. It did nic his left lung, which collapsed, but they were able
.Q repair.
The bullet was found at the scene, lodged into the side of the
Dosh stated that he was asked several times if he had intended
St shoot himself, laughing he answered. "If I did, I was a pretty
o1usy shot and need to take lessons." He also mentioned that he
had killed two other moccasins earlier this year.
All the evidence found at the scene and from Dosh's account of
the incident led Dixie County Sheriff's investigator to rule the
shooting was an accident.
On a more serious note Dosh stated, "I couldn't have asked for
better'care from the Shands Trauma Unit staff." "Please let them
know how much my family and I appreciate what they did." said
Dosh. "And I can't thank the Dixie EMS enough for all their help.
"I remember Sabra and Ryan being there, they were so good to
'"Tre," he added. He also expressed his thanks to the Advocate staff.
(Sid...il was our pleasure, we are glad that we could be there for
Dosh will remain at this son's home in Ocala where his
daughter-in-law., who is a RN. will continue to care for his wounds.


W. _

Airman 1st
Class Brown
From Basic

Air Force Airman 1st
Class Jessica E. Brown has
graduated from basic military
training at Lackland Air Force
Base, San Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of
training, the airman studied the
Air Force mission,
organization, and military
customs and courtesies;
performed drill and, ceremony
marches, and received physical
training, rifle marksmanship,.
field training exercises, and
special training in human
In addition, airmen who
complete basic training earn
credits toward an associate
degree through the Community
College of the Air Force.
Brown is the daughter of
Russell and Susan Brown .of
N.E. 808th St., Old Town, Fla.
She is the granddaughter of
Dot Knight of Cross, City and
Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin K.
Biown of Conn.
The airman is a 2001
graduate of Dixie County High
School, Cross City, Fla.
Post 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. We'll be celebrating
St. Pat's early with traditional
corned beef and cabbage on
the 16th, and Carl Miller will
entertain after dinner, from 7-
.IOPM, so plan to be there!
Dinner on the 23rd \\ill be pot
roast and fixings, so put us on
your calendar.
SAL Squadron 383 is
seeking new, members. The
Sons of the American Legion
is made up of boys and men of
all ages whose parents or
grandparents served in the
United States military and
became eligible for
membership in the American
Legion. You may be eligible
for membership in the SAL if
you are the son or grandson
(including stepsons and
adopted sons) of one who
served in the Armed Forces of
the United States during
eligible periods and who died
in the line of duty during such
service, or who, having

WWII Veteran News

WWII Veterans Photo by John Howell
At their monthly meeting March 9"', World War Two Veterans and their wives take time to pose
for a group photo. All WWII veterans are welcomed to attend these meetings. At the March meeting,
Famed Marine Guy Gabaldon holder, of the Navy Cross told of his exploits on Saipan Island where asia
young 17-year-old Marine, speaking fluent, Japanese was able to personally capture over 1,50o

received an Honorable
Discharge, died after such
service. You would also be
eligible if you are the male.
descendant of an American
Legion Member. For
information, call Dominick
LaRusso at (352) 463-1619.
SAL meetings are. held the
third Sunday of the month at
12 Noon.
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) 542-2021.1
For God and Country
Ruth Lancaster

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WSCS Help Cross City Rehab
Residents Celebrate Birthday's'"

Don Havens, Gin Liles, Betty Sirmons, Susan Langston, Diana Reddick,
Bobbie Rountree (not shown)
Residents having birthday's in March: Lula Mae Bennett, Elex West,.
and Emma Barber.
Making a Joyful Noise" took on new meaning for the
Women's Society of Christian Service of the First ..United
Methodist Church of Cross City last Wednesday during ,their
monthly Birthday Party at Cross City Rehab.,
C.N.A.'s Charmaine Simpson, and Crystal Dilger serenaded
the Residents as Don Havens plays guitar during this wonderful
monthly event.
Each resident can look forward to an afternoon of fun, song,
inspirational words and gifts each month at the facilir To,satisfy
their "sweet tooth", the ladies always bring a home-made
decorated birthday cake
The Cross Cir, First United Methodist Church ladies have been
a monthly blessing to residents at Cross City Rehab since July
2002. They have never missed a month of bringing joy to others.
The group is coordinated by Gin Liles. Miss Liles is like the
energizer bunny, she just keeps going and going. She truly -lights
up the facility when she walks in. She has many helpers, like'Diana
Reddick, Betty Sirmons, Susan Langston, Bobbie Rountree and
Don Ha en-,. Betty Sirmons makes the wonderful cakes each
month. Don Havens brings his karaoke machine and guitar and
liens up everyone it ith wonderful songs. .
No.one.evergoes away hungry for food for their tummies or
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Happy 50th Anniversary

Mom & Dad

Niles & Sandra Scoville
March 16, 1956
Sindy, Judy and all 10 Grandkids

Faith Baptist Church News
Today was an exceptional day at Faith. The weather was
gorgeous, our crowd was very large, we had a lot of visitors and
Bro. Jackie delivered two fantastic messages that God had laid on
hij,lheart. The special music was outstanding in both services. Our
choir did their usual great job. It was just a fantastic day.
The. Easter Brothers will be here April 7th at 7:00 p.m. Mark
your calendars and come out and hear some wonderful "bluegrass
Remember this week to pray for the sick and bereaved, invite
sbnieone to Sunday School and church with you, and thank God
for your blessings. Bro. Buddy Britton is teaching a Bible class on
Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. and everyone is invited. Come out
and learn more about God's word and His plan for you.
, We want to let our visitors know they are very special people
and we pray that we made you feel welcome and loved. We invite
you 1:ack anytime and if you are looking for a church home, we
inyite:you to share ours.
Our church is growing so fast and for this we are so thankful.
Invite a friend or neighbor to come to Sunday School and church
with you. It may be just the invitation they've been hoping and
walting.for. God will bless you for it. Don't forget the Wednesday
night prayer service. We look forward to seeing you next week.

Tliahk You
"'The family of Elvie Newman would like to express our thanks
and gratitude for the prayers, meals, flowers, cards, visits and other
expressions of love during the loss of our mother, grandmother.
and loved one. You ministered to us in such n ntielf-hl and
loVin'g manner and we can't begin to tell ou ho..', much it ii'Ieant to
God bless you all,
-, The Elvie Newman Family

The Word Made Flesh 1
God's Sabbath
Continued from last week.
I, the son of man, say at the
close of our thousand-year
reign ithe Sabbath day we've
been talking about), that the
final eneni, is destroyed. Let "
nme go to Jesus to prove this. '
The last thing He did on a
Sabbath day was go into the
grate e And when that Sabbath
dx % as over they came to the
tmb. tIhe found that He had
conquered death. Hallelujah!
Hh id been changed from a
natural body to a resurrection Agape' Ch
l~o'd,, from a body that could River Road--66
taste 'of death to a body that "Where You Are.
could never be killed. And this Sunday Worship 10A& 6P
clangie came during the Mon.-7:00P- Bible Study*
Sabbath, after they had laid Spanish Worship
Him in the tomb, and before Pastor J. D. C1
tIte\ 'arri ed with their spices.
title close of the day of the Calvary Temple
Lord ,ou will find people, a SuwanneeLum
bod', v. lho could not suffer "Join Us ForA Viis
corruption. coming forth in Sunday W
resurrection life. It is appointed Wednesday E
utioif muni once to die, Kid 'Church-
i Hebre'w s 9 27), because God Pastors Jim & Mari
said in the day man disobeyed
and s.inned. he would surely Central Ba
die iGenesi, 2:17). I, the son Central Ba
ot nian, 5s because of sin, Intersection of Camp
mani: never lived a full 1,000- Invites YouT
year day. "A church where everybox
year day. Sunday School 1OA
.,dam lived for 930 years, Evening Worship 6P1
'd others lived even longer. Pastor- David B. D
tit not one made it through a
Hole %ay. Jesus could have
r He had no sin, but He laid Cross City (
own His life so that we could 5237 52 NE 14
l]fill His life and His work,
erefore we see a many- Bible S
hembered son, the body of Morning bleSt
1hrist, living and ministering Wednesingday Eve
pr a 1,000 year day without Minister Bill R
gn and disannulling the
appointedd withdeath. At the Cross City
lose of the Sabbath, death is Cross City C
destroyed. What will this age Kenneth St
e like? On the basis of the "Proclaiming The Fu
riptures we have studied, let Sunday School 10A
b h Children's Church 11A
e say something about this Wednesday Family Traini
ge, the Kingdom Age, the Boy's Brigade F &
millennium, God's day of rest, Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ive\
he day of the Lord. There will
e a revelation of son ship Cross City Pentecc
uch as has not been seen for 10o-ParkerS
l,000 years. A many- In the heart of Dixie C,
nembered company of over Sunday School 1OA
homerss 'vill pass through the Childrenl's Ch
|eil, sit with Christ on His Sun. Evening P ('
hrone to rule reign. Satan will Wed. Family Night- 7:30F
*Be bound, and a work will
egin to spoil his house. 1, the Faith Ba
1on of man, say I know these CR 55A (Betwee
mings 'ave already happened "The Chu55A(Betweerh
li a measure, for we have had "The Church
'he forecast of the healing Sunday School 9:45
workingg powers of this new Evening
tge. Mid-Week Bible SI
The book will be opened, Rev. Jackie Pettrey,
nd truths of the Bible will be
ade known like a river of life First Asse
rushing in upon us. Blind eyes Hwy. 351 & Camp
Sill be opened to truth, and the
Iame wil be made.to walk in Sunday School- 10A
hat which they see. And all Sunday Child
:his will be without effort, Sunday Evening-7P
without the,. strength of the PastorMarvin & Janic
'sh for it is the day of rest,
iod's Sabbath Day. Continued
ihat week.

Calvary Temple News
Calvary looks forward to this Sunday, March 19"' at 10:30 a.m.
when fifteen year old C.J. Hodge will be our guest speaker. Kids
Church will also join us for the main service. We invite you to join
us for a special service in support of this young man who has taken
such a bold stand for Christ. Calvary appreciates our guest who
joined us this past Sunday. Sunday evening "New Believer Class"
continues to be awesome as we learn the basic of our faith in a
casual setting. We invite you to listen to our radio broadcast on
Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. on 93.1 FM. April 16"' Calvary will
be combining Easter and Friends & Family Day for a very special
time together as we celebrate Easter, family, and wonderful
friends. Pastor Hurst newest book is now available. It's title is
"Dirty Underwear In The Church We Need A Change." This
book is meaty / not suitable for the casual Christian unless they are
willing to take their Christian experience to the next level. It deals
with issues that most choose to ignore! Full length book and is
available at the church or you can contact Pastor Hurst. Calvary
now has a Nursery available every Sunday morning ages 3 yrs. and
under. Come see us! Sunday morning 10:30 & Wednesday at 7:00.

Old Fashioned Holy Ghost Revival
The Walker Creek Bethel Baptist Church will be having an Old
Fashioned Holy Ghost Revival on Monday, March 20th Friday,
March 24"' at-7:00 p.m. nightly. It will feature Rev. Charles
Lassiter from Lee, Fl. All are invited to attend at Walker Creek
Bethel Baptist Church located on Highway 349 in the Hatchbend

Homecoming & Gospel Sing
Walker Creek Bethel Baptist Church will be having a
Homecoming and Gospel sing on Sunday March 19"'th at 10:00 a.m.
Earl Green will be preaching and The Mercy Mountain Boys will
be singing. Please bring a covered dish and remember it is Old
Fashion Day. If you want to receive a blessing and see some
friends again this Homecoming is the place to be. Join us for a fun
time in God.

New Prospect Baptist News
God blessed us with another beautiful day in His house
Sunday. Our Sunday School and church attendance continues to
do well, and we were again very pleased to have visitors in our
midst. Our choir and Bro. Billy both did a fine job of delivering
God's messages in their respective categories, the latter choosing
his text from Isaiah 58:1-6. Sunday evening, we were very pleased
to have the Heartland Boys with us, who delivered a most
impressive display of talent as they worshiped God in song with
us. It was good to be in the house of the Lord!
Our monthly Fellowship Supper is scheduled for Wednesday
evening, March 15th, and don't forget the Youth Rally to be held at
the Cross City First Baptist Church at 6:00 P. M., Saturday, March
18th. We have several other upcoming spring and summer
activities scheduled, so be watching!
Prayer continues to be of utmost importance to our world, so be
much in prayer for those on the church prayer lists due to illness,
our nation's leaders, our military personnel, and the families in our
community who have recently lost loved ones. As always, we
invite all visitors to be with us at New Prospect, and hope to see
you soon. Have a good week, invite someone to church, and may
God bless ,o'u

ristian Center
SW 949th Old Town
Known By Your Love"
P & Children's Church 10:30A
Wed. 7:00P Mid-Week Service
Service Sun. 2PM
lark (352) 210-0105

SAssembly of God
bher Road Cross City
sit, Stay ForA Lifetime."
orship 10:30 A
evening Service 7P
-- Ages 3-5 & 6-12
on Hurst (352) 498-3023

iptist Church
St. & Horseshoe Beach Rd.
o Worship With Us!
dy is somebody & Christ is Lord"
A Morning Worship 11A
I Wed. Prayer Meeting 7P
'owning (352) 498-0714

Church of Christ
7th St. (McArthur St.)
udy 10:OOA
Worship 11 :OOA
ening Bible Study 7P
oss (352) 339-5864

Church of God
reet Cross City
ll Gospel For A/I People"
** Morning Worship 11A
** Evening Worship 6:30P
ing Hour Adult & Teen Ministry,
. Girl's Club 7:30P
v, Pastor (352) 498-3280
ostal Holiness Church
Street Cross City
o., with Dixie Co. at heart!.
* Morning Worship 11A
lurch Ages 3-11
5outhquake, ages 12-18)
P* Missionette's & Boy's Club
e Tyson (352) 498-0736

ptist Church
n Cros City & Old Town
With An Open Door"
A** Morning Worship 11A
Worship 7P
tudy Wednesday 7P
Pastor (352) 542-7103

embly of God
Two Rd. Cross City
A* Morning Worship 11A
ren's Church 11A ,
Wednesday Evening 7:30P
y Provided
*e Parsley 352) 498-3366



First Baptist Church of Cross City
US 19 Cross City
/havecome that they may have life, and haIit moe abundantly. Jrn w 10
Sunday School 9:30A Morning Worship 10:45A
Evening Worship 7P
Wed. GA's & RA's 6P Youth 7P
Adult Bible Study & Parayer 7P Choir 8P
Pastor Mike Brown -(352) 498-5107
First Baptist Church of Old Town
'Welcome To Gods House Wont You Come On In"
Sunday School 9:45A Morning Worship 11 A
Evening Worship 6P
Wednesday Bible Study 7P
Knock & the door will open, seek & you will find, ask &
you will be given life eternaly.
Pastor Royce Hanshew (352) 542-7050
First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee
S Riverside Drive Steinhatchee
T'-ighthouse On The Gulf'
Sunday School -1 OA Morning Worship 11 A
Evening Worship 6P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P
Awana 6:30P
Pastor Leon Holden (352) 498-2108

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

22NE 138th St. Cross City
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors"
Tre People of The United Methodist Church

B ,Surn'a, School.- 9:45A, Morning Worship 11A
'.Vednesday Adult Choir 7:30P
Rev. Howard Grimmenga, Pastor (352) 498-3420

1 9 Church of Jesus Christ
Horseshoe Beach Rd. Cross City
Sunday School 10AM
Worship Service 11AM 6PM
Fri.. 6PM "Food for the Body" (Dinner beforeService)
Fri.. 7PM "Food for the Soul"(BreakingtheBreadofUfe)
I Pastor Lester Osteen (352) 498-3440

Lydia Baptist Church
2 Miles West of Cross City on US 19
"'A Church You Can Call Home"
Sunday Morning Prayer 9:15A,.Sunday School -
9:45, MorningWorship 11A, Evening Worship 7P,
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P,
Bible Study, Mission Friends, RA's, GA's & Mission Friends
Pastor Wayne Allen (352) 498-5617

McCrabb Baptist Church
7 Miles North of Old Town on SR 349
ComeWorshp ivh Us'
Sunday School 9:45A, Worship Service 11A
Church Training 6P, Evening Worship 7P
Women's Prayer Group 3rd Tues. -10A
Wed. Prayer Meeting 7P, Brotherhood/WMU -1st Wed. 7P

Thank You!

Scott, Shannon and Cale Beckham

We would like to take this
time to thank everyone who
helped us through the- last six
months. There are too many
names to list and many that we
don't even know. Although
we've not named you
personally for the entire world
to see, you know who you are
and God will bless each and

Abundant Life

& Living
By Lucille Stockton
Moments with God: Did you stop
and pray this morning? Did you take
a moment to say, thank you Lord for
life to enjoy this beautiful day. Many
of us are so busy and consumed with
the cares of life, we don't take time to
use the most important moment of our

everyone ten times more than.:
you have done for us.
Thank you,
The Beckham Family
P.S. We would like to
remind our children that they
have done a great job helping
with the baby Cale and around
the house, we love you very

life, a still, quiet, sincere moment with God, in praise and thansgiving.
Some might say what do I have to thank Him for? Just stop and look in
the mirror and thank God for your eyesight, you can see to choose the
food you eat and the clothes you wear. No one has to lead or guide you.
Thank god for a healthy mind to think for yourself, and make your own
decisions. You have the active use of your limbs. You have shelter and
most of us have family.
We are blessed with abundant life. These are just a few blessings the
human family takes for granted. Yes, we have so much to thank and praise
God for. Pray for our leaders in government, local, county, state and
national. Pray for our school officials. Pray for our friends, neighbors,
cities, streets and communities. Don't forget the Family Prayer. There is
power in prayer. "Love Life and Live It."

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

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

Scrub Creek Baptist Church
Located 6 Miles East On CR 351
"A Friendly Church With A Welcome Spirit"

Bible Study 9:45A, Worship Service 11A
Church Training 6P, Evening Worship 7P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P
Pastor Archie Knowles -(352) 498-5535

Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Cross City
"Welcomes You Where Jesus Is Lord"

Sabbath School 9:30A* Morning Worship 11A
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30P
Pastor Bill Schnorbus* H 498-3258, C 498-5674

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

Wind of the Spirit Outreach Ministries
Located Behind NAPA In Old Town
"A Church Without Walls"
Sunday Morning 10:30A, Sunday Evening 610
Tuesday, Intercessory Prayer 7:30P
Thursday Night 7:30P
Pastors, Theadus & Benita Corbin (352) 498-5837

T Daily Prayer 3 pm
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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Kay Fesler Fales
'Kay Fesler Fales, age 70, of Trenton, Fl. died Saturday, March
11, 2006 at the Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties. Kay was born
in Weirton, West Virginia and moved to Trenton from Greenacres,
Fl in 1988. Kay was a member of The Old Town United Methodist
Church, Suwannee River Early V8 Ford Club, and the Springhouse
Quilters Guild. Kay was a retired hairdresser.
1 She is survived by her husband Donald R. Fales, Sr. of
Trenton, Fl, her daughters Angelia Louise Peacock of West Palm
Beach, Fl and Teri Kay Scoggins of Yankeetown, Fl, her son -
Donald Raymond Fales, Jr. of West Palm Beach, Fl. her sister -
Val Jean Young of West Palm Beach, Fl. and a granddaughter -
Kathleen Louis Peacock of West Palm Beach, Fl.
The funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2006
at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Old Town, Fl, with
Rev. Carl Rainear officiating. Burial will be at the Hardeetown
Methodist Cemetery in Chiefland. Visitation will be held
Wednesday 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. You may contact the
family for questions at: Angie Peacock 561-248-8924 or Don Fales
Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Chiefland,
Sylvia Jean Jerrells
Sylvia Jean Jerrells of Cross City passed away Tuesday, March
7, 2006 at her home. She was 48 years old. She moved here in
1980 from Middleburg, FL.
She is survived by her husband, Gary Daniel Jerrells of Cross
City; parents, Roy & Lois Sikes of Leesburg, FL; children, Jamie
Cunningham of Cross City, Kim Sherrod of Lake Wales, and John
Cunningham, Jr. of Cross City; brothers, Bruce Sikes of Cross
City, Roy Sikes, Jr. of Fanning Springs and Steve Sikes of
Trenton; sisters, Teresa Langford of Pineview, GA and Missy
Butler of Cross City; and 6 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 11, 2006 at
2:00pm at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel in Cross City
with Rev. Jim Hurst officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove
Cemetery. A visitation was held Friday, March 10, 2006 between
the hours of 6 and 8 PM.
Arrangements were under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral
Home, Cross City.
Imogene Hodges Ruth
Imogene Hodges Ruth, age 80, of Newberry, Fl. died Thursday
March 9, 2006 at the E.T. York Hospice Care Center in
Gainesville, Fl. Mrs. Ruth was born in Paint Rock, Tennessee and
moved to Cross City in 1958 where she lived until 2005 when she
moved to Newberry. She loved birds and flowers and was a
She \ as preceded in death by her husband Jim Ruth and is
sur ived by her daughter Elaine Brown and son-in-law Bill
Brown of Newberry, her sister. Christine Osborne of
Madisonville, Tn, and two grandchildren Beverly Flower and
'Timothy Brown.
Arrangements by Milam Funeral and Cremation Service of

"20 Years In Heaven"
In Loving Memory
Edith Chewning Herring
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March 20, is the beginning of
new growth in our land. Twenty
years ago Edith Herring left us .
to -go to her heavenly home
with Jesus. Spring was her
favorite time of Near, she
enjoyed gardening, planting ,
flowers and vegetables, and
watching the redbirds. The
morning she passed a redbird
was at the window of her.
hospital room trying to come in. But, when her spirit left her body
to be with Jesus. the redbird flew away too. For all of us who
remain, from that time to this, when we see a redbird we are
reminded of her and Jesus. When we are in need of assurance that
Jesus loves us and everything %%ill be all right,. He sends us a
redbird. tBelieve me; it is not just in the spring!) What an awesome
God we serve!! When you remember Edith Herring, do something
nice for someone, send a card, make a phone call, make a cake, or
say a prayer for the lost. When you see the redbirds, think of Jesus
and remember He loves you.
SThe Family of Edith Herring
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Maurice Leon Spears
Maurice Leon Spears, age 73, of Old Town, Florida died
Sunday, March 12, 2006 at his home. Maurice was born in Tampa,
Florida. He was a resident of Old Town for 20 years. Maurice is
survived by his Wife Martha Sue Spears of Old Town, Fl, his
Son & Daughter-in-laws Reggie & Laura Spears of Bell, Fl, -
Wayne & Sherry Spears of Trenton, Fl, and Chuck & Theresa
Spears of Old Town, Fl, his Grandsons Wadie Spears of Bell,
Fl, Reggie Spears of Bell, Fl, his Granddaughters Linda
Spears of Bell, Fl, Ginny Long of Alachua,. Fl, April Long of
Trenton, Fl, Samantha Hansen of Alachua, Fl, his Great
Grandchildren Hagan Spears, Amiah Long, Silas Griffin, and
his Brother Edwards Spears of Bell, Fl.
Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or
Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties.
The funeral services will be held Friday, March 17, 2006 at
11:00 a.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Chiefland, Florida.
Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Chiefland,
Florida (352) 493-0050.

Bertie Mae Valentine
Bertie Mae Valentine of Cross City passed away Thursday,
March 9, 2006 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in
Gainesville. She was 99 years old. She was a lifelong resident of
Dixie County. Bertie was the last charter member of Lydia Baptist
Church, which was founded in 1932. She served as church clerk
at Lydia from 1932 until 1970, and also served as song director for
many years.
She is survived by Sons, Buster Valentine (Betty) and Benny
Valentine (Edith) both of Cross City; Daughters, Inez Swafford,
Winnie Hicks and Audrey Bush (Kenneth) all of Cross City and
Joyce Powell (Jerry) of Vidalia, GA; brother, Sam Futch of Cross
City; 16 Grandchildren, 27 Great Grandchildren and 5 Great-
Great Grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 12, 2006 at 2:00pm
at the Lydia Baptist Church in Cross City with Rev Wayne Allen
officiating. Burial followed at the Cross City Cemetery. A
visitation was held Saturday, March 11, 2006 between the hours of
6 and 8PM at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home in Cross City.
Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home, Cross City.
Judson Wayne Walker
Judson Wayne Walker of Old Town passed away Saturday,
March 11, 2006 as the result of an auto accident. He was 17 years
old. He was a lifetime resident of Dixie County. Judson played
football for one year and was a member of the Beta Club for one
year at Dixie County High School.
He is survived by his Father, Wayne Walker of Old Town;
Sisters, Tammy (Shane) Martin of MacClenny, Tanya (Allen)
Shadd of MacClenny; Maternal Grandparents, Kelton and Eilene
Johns of Chiefland; Paternal Grandparents, Jim and Juanita
Millican of Old Town; Nephew, Wesley Crawford of MacClenny,
Nieces, Alyssa Crawford, Kara Dupree, Cassie Martin, Julie Ann
Martin and Blair Shadd all of MacClenny and many family and
friends. His mother Debbie Johns Walker precedes him in death.
Funeral services will be Thursday, March 16, 2006'at 2 p.m. at
the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel in Cross City, with Rev.
Jake Cravey officiating. Burial will follow at Joppa Cemetery in
Fanning Springs. A visitation was held Wednesday, March 15,
2006, between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m.
In Lieu of Flowers the family request donations be made to the
Dixie Education Foundation for The Class of 2007, Judson Wayne
Walker Scholarship.

ThankYou .
The family of R.L. Sears \ would like to thank everyone for the
prayers, gifts, food and flowers during the loss of our dearly loved.

Thank you!
The Sears Family

Thank You
With heartfelt thanks to all
family and friends of Dora
Butler Valentine we wish to
extend our gratitude for your
prayers, visits, and all other
well wishes extended to our
Mother in her time of need.
We would like to thank Ms.
Trudy and her wonderful staff
at the Cross City Rehab. for
their excellent care in Mother's
recovery. They went "above
and beyond" in their efforts to
. ease her recovery.
Dora is home and working
hard for a complete reco cery.
Your prayers helped bring her
back to us and we are very
grateful to you and God. We
ask for your continued prayers.
We love you, Steve, Evonne,
and Smokey.

If your New Year's
resolutions are long forgotten
or your last .die-t failed you -
come to the Weigh-Down
Workshop orientation :meeting
on Thursday, March .16, 5:30
P.M. at the home of Virginia
Cannon. This is a Bible-based
wveight-loss program. Her
home is located off the
Horseshoe Beach Road at II?5
SE 60,h Avenue, down the
second paved road past the
caution light at RRMS. There
is no obligation come see if
Nou like what you hear.

APRIL 21,2006

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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 Service enjoyed spaghetti and
meatballs, Texas garlic toast and sodas before the service. God
blessed us with a mighty move of His Spirit through His word and
the word of our testimony. Behold, how good and pleasant it is for
brethren to dwell together unity!
The New Beginning gospel singers from Ocala visited us on
Saturday for a night of gospel songs Southern style! It was truly
a time to praise God, and, because He inhabits the praises of His
people, a healing took place during the service Holy Ghost style!
We are looking forward to the return of New Beginning on the last
week in April for Pastor Osteen's 50'h anniversary celebration in
the ministry. We hope you will join us, too.
We are looking forward to the coming of our Lord, Jesus
Christ, too. As 1st Thessalonians 4 and 13 says; "But that I would
not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are
asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope."
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also
which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him.
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we,
which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, shall not
prevent them, which are asleep.
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the
dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we, which are alive and remain, shall be caught up
together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so
shall we ever be with the Lord.
Wherefore comfort one another with these words."
Come be with us when you can.
In His love, Pastor Lester Osteen

Behold The Tabernacle of God
First Cor. 12:12-14 For as the body is one, and hath many
members and all the members of that one body, being many are
one body: so also in Christ.
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into the body, whether we
be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all
made to drink into one Spirit.
For the body is not one member, but many.
Eph. 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of
his bones.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was
with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,
(and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the
Father,) full of grace and truth.
Yes, the Day of the Lord will be the word made flesh again.
John 10:24-33 Then came the Jews around about him, and said
unto him, how long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the'
Christ, tell us plainly. ,
Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works
that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.
But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said
unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they
follow me:
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish;,
neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no
man is able to pluck them out of my Father s hand.
My Father and I are one.
Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus
answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my
Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews
answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for
blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself
G o d : "
The first coming of Christ, very few had any Revelation of his
true identity as the very Son of God.
And in this day, many do not have a revelation of His true
identity. The reason the world has been so blind is because they;
have lost sight of the truth of Christ's body. Continued...

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Congratulations To PFC Stephen
T. Driggers

DCHS JROTC & Supporters
by JSG Snyder
Saturday 25 February 2006 24 DCHS JROTC Cadets boarded a big Yellow Dog (school bus) and traveled to Perry Florida Taylor
County High School to compete in the annual District Drill Meet. Nerves were on end, butterflies were working overtime in the bellies
of the cadets, especially the Commanders. The weather was not the best of the year with overcast skies, windy and very cool. But,
DCHS JROTC Cadets did not let things like this upset their pride and will to be a Champion.
Focused on the "task at hand," the cadets arrived and changed quickly into their uniforms. They settled down to pull the teams
together while the Drill Team and Company Commander attended the in briefing and to receive the list of times each team would
perform. With this task out of the way and each team advised on their time, it was down to business for everyone. Every team captain
took pride in their team and worked them hard for the last chance to get every little thing as perfect, as it could be before going before the
First up was the I' rale Unarmed Squad with team captain Anthony Escobar. OK here's the deal. Last week at practice I (ISG) looked
around and saw several Cadets sitting down doing nothing, HUMMMMM, brain storm, "Anthony come here and let's talk for a
moment". This is when I told Anthony he was now in charge of a squad and he was going to competition to be the commander and call
all the movements for that squad. With his mouth falling open and a deep sigh he
; I RYE..said, "OK 1SG, if that's what you want I'll try". "Anthony", I said, "just make it
happen". Anthony marched his squad onto that field, with the highest confidence
SIiP m that he would be successful. There are 43 commands that has to be memorized by
.. i the commander, Anthony did not miss any and completed his event in 6:39 out of
7:00 minutes.' At the end I received the judges' sheet of the scores and each
Vs commander has their own score sheet and out of 100 Anthony scored a 98-.
Congrats to the Commander and Squad for a job well done.
Next, Zach Taylor marched his Color Guard into the box. What a performance
these young cadets put on. Zach as the Commander scored 100 out of 100 for his
commanding performance and over all the team lost 5 points, coming in 3rd place.
This was to be expected from a team that last year placed 5th in the State.
Arianne Garner, the commander of Female Unarmed Squad made ready with her
Mixed Armed Squad cadets. During their performance, each young lady never once got out of step, made
every movement with perfection. They were flawless in every way. Over all the
,entire team lost only 29 points and just missed bringing home the trophy. I felt really bad when their team was not announced a winner
'during the presentations, but deep inside I feel they were the best ones there. "OK Girls, we can get even next year".
Then Casey Shyer a young LET II made ready his platoon for Regulation Unarmed Platoon Drill. This is a Commander and 12
_cadets with 60 movements, so as you can figure it takes just a little more work to make this event happen. I mean you just don't walk
onto the field and start marching around. Casey started off with both barrels smoking and was marching the platoon like an old soldier
around that 100' square. Then I watched in disbelief as he marched his platoon out of bounds. He was so upset that he missed 6
Commands in a row. But folks, Casey and the platoon still looked better than some professional soldiers I have seen trying to march
while on active duty. After the performance I asked Casey what in the world happened and he said, with a small tear in his eye, "ISG, I
just got mixed up and when we went out of bounds, I lost it. It was all my fault and couldn't find the handle to put it back in place".
Casey, we are still proud of you and the platoon, and there is always next year, and you will be older and wiser. Still, a great job.
OK, then here comes my "Dream Girls" you know the Dream Team for the Olympics. Yes I have one of them too. These 5 very
young LET I's I hand selected to become Florida State Champions when they become a Junior or Senior in DCHS. Ashley Hillenburg is
the Commander and National Colors, Shana Valentine, State Colors, Victoria Cardenas, Left Guard and Krista Shaver, Right Guard.
-Ashley Joyner is a substitute that has to take anyone's spot if anything happens. Theses girls have not had that much practice together
due to some illness in one of the families. They really didn't want to play, but being the bad guy that I am I told them they needed to
play to get the feeling of competition out of the way. They marched onto the field shaking in their low quarters. Ashley did not miss
any of the 43 commands and the young guns looked very good. Now think about this, here are 5 very young ladies their first year in
,High School and first year in JROTC competition at a district level competition against cadets that have been around for 4 years of high
school and four years of JROTC. I watched keeping my.fingers grossed that they,would not falter- too bad and just make 'go6d'"
showing. Fantastic Job Ladies, you will be a State Champion someday..
We took a lunch break and sat around chatting about the morning events and before long it was time to move to the Male Armed
Squad with Zach Taylor commanding. Last year Zach was 3rd at State, so I knew he would have a good showing. Flawless, perfection,
excellent, bold persuasive performance. 100 out of 100 for his job as commander 'and the team losing only 20 points out of the possible
.810 for a total score of 790.
Last but not least another new leader, in the ranks, Kandis Teitz. This young lady was not the original Commander. A couple of
weeks ago we had to make an unexpected change and Kandis stepped up to the challenge. Kandis, for commanding the squad out of
possible 95 scored a 89 not bad for the first time at the wheel. The over all squad supported their leader and marched themselves to
another chance to excel at State level. Some of the ladies. including Kandis herself have made the trip to State last year so the
competition was tough and they were still.a little:nervous. .But.when the Di\ie Chicks stepped. up into the box their whole attitude
changed and this look come over their faces (kind of scary) but, you know they mean business and get out of their way or suffer the
wrath of DCHS Female Armed Squad.
OK now you have the low down on Area II, but let me explain a few more things. Each Color Guard marches in a 55' X 55' square
'and every time they go out of bounds its 10 points off. Squads and Platoons march in a 100' X 100' square with the same penalties as
the Color Guard. The four events DCHS Cadets placed in and will travel to State
are the hardest events of the meet. There are more schools that enter Color Guard,
Unarmed Squad, Armed Squad and Platoon Drill than any other area of

competition is very tough. But here in Dixie County JROTC we like the challenge
and the thrill of kicking butt. '
So if you know one of these cadets that worked many long and hard hours to ', '
,become a Better American and Cadet. Shake their hand and tell them of a job well
done. They areas follows:

Victoria Cardenas
,Krista Shaver
, Amanda Kelley
SArianne Garner
Nicole Tenney
Anthony Escobar
Christina Berry
Crystal Dunaway

Ashley Hillenburg
Shana Valentine
Casey Shyer
Kandis Teitz
Ashley Sparks
Nichole Lutz
Bryan Gonzalez
Johnny Reaves

Ashley Joyner
Ashley Smith
Zach Taylor
Crystal Clemons
Audrianna Messina
Cody Postle
Jessica Morgan
Jamie Mcguire

PFC Stephen T. Driggers
Congratulations to PFC Stephen T. Driggers who graduated
from USMC boot camp in Parris Island, South Carolina on
February 10th. ;He is home now doing recruitment work but will be
leaving for Camp Geiger in North Carolina on March 21st for his
school of infantry training.
Stephen is a 2005 graduate of DCHS. He is the son of Neville
Driggers of Cross City and Margaret Majors ofKileen, Tx.
He is the grandson of James and Kathy Driggers of Cross City
and William and Alice Chesser of Williston.
We are very proud of you Stephen and wish you much success
with your military career!

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Free White Flowering Dogwood Trees
Ten free white flowering dog%%ood trees %till be given to each
person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during
March 2006.
The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation's Trees for
America campaign.
"White flowering dog% oods will add year-round beauty to )our
home and neighborhood," John Rosenow. the Foundation's
:president, said. "Dogw oods ha'e showy spring flowers, scarlet
;autumn foliage, and red berries %which attract songbirds all winter."
The trees % ill be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting
"between March I and Ma\ 31 %with enclosed planting instructions.
The,six to rwel\e inch trees are guaranteed to grow or the\ will be
replaced free of charge.
.Members also receive a subscription to Arbor Day, the
IF6undation's nionthli publication, and The Tree Book with
information about tree planting and care.
To become a member of the Foundation and receive the free
.trees, send a $12 contribution to Ten Free Dogwood Trees,
'National Arbor Day Foundation. 100 Arbor A'enue, Nebraska
*City, NE 68-410, by March 31, 2006. Or join online at
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Come & Join The 5th Annual

Steinhatchee Community

SFishing Tournament
You are invited to our annual fishing tournament to be held
'2Saturday, March 18, 2006 from 7:00a.m. to 4:30 p.m..Steinhatchee
Said Keaton Beach Marinas will be participating. Wsigh in at the
Steinhatchee Community Center until 4:30 p.m..
.,Entry fee is $30.00 per person and tickets are available at all
'Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach marinas as well as Fiddler's
! Restaurant, Crabbie Dads, Steinhatchee Landirg Resort in
Sieinhaichee and Bennett's True Value in High Springs.
Information is available at www.stenhatchee.com
,http://www.steinhatchee.com website.
r Categories to participate in the $3,000.00 prizes include
;Grouper, Trout, Redfish and Sheepshead
$1.00 donation for a raffle ticket available at all :he above sites
mna well let you take home one of our many prizes called out
,during the afternoon of the tournament so bring a chair and come
land enjoy our lunch, raffle and Steinhatchee's great fishing
.tournament. This tournament is sponsored by the Steinhatchee
Community Projects Board, Inc.
Rhoda Moehring-Chairman, 352-498-7159
Nominate Someone Who Keeps Going

(NAPS)-Not only will he
soon be nominated for base-
ball's Hall of Fame, but for-
mer Baltimore Oriole Cal
Ripken, Jr. is being honored
for his determination, perse-
verance and his never-quit
He played in 2,632 straight
games, and now Ripken's
name has become synony-
mous with strength, charac-
ter, endurance and integrity.
His philosophy of working
hard, playing with passion
and enjoying the game has
made a tremendous impact
on the sport and on fans
That's why Ripken is the
inaugural inductee in the
Energizer Keep Going Hall
of Fame. Ripken will join
-Energizer in a: nationwide
Search for everyday people
-whose attributes and actions
best exemplify qualities such
.as perseverance, determina-
Ition and a never-quit attitude.
SSince the Energizer Bunny'
first appeared more than 16
years'ago, its unique spirit and
endless energy have invited
:compliments and comparisons.
l Today, Ripken is using the
'platform that baseball has
provided him to help expand
-the game he loves at the
Grassroots level. This next
phase of his life includes the
construction of a one-of-a-
kind baseball complex in his
hometown of Aberdeen, Md.
The Aberdeen Project cur-
S rently consists of Ripken
6,000-seat, minor league ball-
park that is home to the
hugely successful Class A
Aberdeen IronBirds.
Adjacent to the minor
league ballpark is the Ripken
Youth Baseball Academy,
S- which consists of several
youth-sized fields that are
modeled after famous big
league ballparks Camden
Yardis m Baltimore. MNlemonal
Stadium. which preceded
Camden Yards. Wrigley Field
in Chicago; and Fenway Park
in Boston Other amenities

the Keep Going Hall of Fame.
Nominations will be accepted
through April 12, 2006.
Number Please?
It's 21.60 Percent On
By Buddy M4artin
Other! than how much we p
property, most of us haven't a clue al
tax burden. We hear politicians
interest groups scream about t
election. We know we pay too much
a clue abbut how the amount comp
feels excessive.
Florida is an attractive pl
because of a reasonable cost of livi
by a relatively low tax rate.'
NOt so much anymore, may
put that aide for the sake of focus
cell phonelbill. Talk about excessive
Tace a look at your bill ne
you mightbe shocked to know that
you pay tq your provider, more than
to state aMd local government. And
pennies, eh.er.
Flr'ida ranks second in the n
New York, in amount of state-federn
on wireless, based on the 2004
percent, 'ore than 6 percent hig
national aTerage.
Wi discovered this when
-inadvertefttly charged twice the reg
on a three-phone family plan lal
credited sy the provider, who has
responsive; to such matters. And their
initial surprise of the total amou
enough, lut then we realized what
going to xes: More than $70! An
federal and state guys, either.
M county held its hand o
$18 of tlat..And upon further in
was revelled that the county is alsi
on your, home phone, high sp
connection and TV satellite to th
million a year in revenues.
So 1chat gives Florida,
government and counties a right to
percent? iWhat did the county
municipality do to

Lady Bears'

Softball Schedule
Date Place

March 16
March 20

March 28
March 30
April 6
April 11

Baseball superstar Cal Ripken,
Jr. has been honored as the
first celebrity inductee into
the Keep GoingHall of Fame.
include batting cage- and a
synthetic training infield.
Hundreds of teams and
" ballplayers from all over the
country visit Aberdeen each
year to participate in tour-
naments and camps.
I am honored t.j have been
-elected as the first inductee
to the KIep G.oing Hall of Fame
and help in the nationwide
search for the next inductee.,"
said Ripken. "We all know and
are inspired by people with a
can-do, never-quit spirit.
Together with Energizer, I'm
excited to help celebrate oth-
ers throughout the U.S. who
approach life this way."
If you know someone who
continually goes above and
beyond, perseveres through
life's everyday challenges or
who is "...like that Energizer
Bunny...," now is your oppor-
tunity to honor him or her.
The winner will receive a
$10,000 cash award and a
$5,000 donation to keep his
or her charity of choice going.
Nominations for the "People's
Choice" inductee can be made
at www;energizer.com/ hallof
fame by submitting an essay
,',of 100 words or less stating
why your candidate keeps
going and deserves to be in



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budget cuts, we've dropped our menu.
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Your Cell Phone

pay on our deserve the 5.1 percent? Well, it's just the cost of
bout our own doing business here, about the same as it would
and special be in New York.
taxes every OK, you say, that's a user tax. People who
i, but haven't use cell phones shouldn't complain, because their
pares. It just home phones would be a comparable rate.
Except for one thing: Just those people who live
lace to live in the county and sign up for cell phone service
ing protected pay it. A land line, OK, because it's attached to
the home. But a portable phone?
ybe, but let's Apparently I am not alone in this. This year
sing on your seven states have been ordered by federal court
taxes! to stop collecting the federal taxes on cell bills.
ext time and In fairness, taxes on the phone calls you
for every $5 make on your landline are about the same. And
$1 of it goes as more and more people turn to cells, one might
I it's not just think that cell fund would soar.
Not necessarily, says our local county
nation only to budget director, Ray Sandrock.
al-local taxes "Last year the projection was $5 million,
rates: 21.6 this year it's 4.8 and the forecast is for $4.6," said
her than the Sandrock. (You are probably asking what
happens to that $5 million. It goes in the county's
n we were general fund for whatever.)
gular amount Why did the amount decrease in the era
ter fixed and of such explosive growth?
always been People who fled after hurricanes perhaps?
re it was. The "Could be people just changed their
unt was bad plans," said Sandrock.
t portion was Or maybe some people found a way to
d not just the pay less in tax. There are ways.
If you're from New Jersey, Wisconsin or
)ut for about Massachusetts, according to the 2004 tax rate,
investigation, it and your cell is registered there, you'll pay up to
o in for a cut 10 percent less in taxes.
'eed Internet Perhaps snowbirds would do well to sign up for
e tune of $5 service back home.
Frankly, I'll pay the taxes and just complain,
the federal because what's important to me is the personal
o charge 21.6 service I receive. The lesson learned now,
and local however, is to start watching where my tax
dollars are coming from as where they are going.


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Get Free Goodies
The first 3,000 anglers to buy a five-yAr freshwater fishing
license between now and April 30 will receive a package of free
fishing equipment in the mail.
The license costs $61.50, and anglers can check
MyFWC.corn/Fishing to find out if the offer is still in effect.
The Web site also provides up-to-date fishing sites and forecast
Shakespeare, Berkley, Central Florida Visitors Bureau, and
Legend Labs are among sponsors providing a free soft-side
tackle box, Gulp baits, hooks, bait saver and even a fishing'
towel. All license sales support fish and wildlife conservation in
Florida and help recover federal excise taxes that anglers', and
boaters have paid into the system for use in Florida on Federal
Aid in Sport Fish Restoration projects.
Also, free freshwater fishing weekend is April 1-2. .It
exempts residents and non-residents from freshwater fishing
license requirements for those two days. All other rules apply,
and the exemption does not extend to saltwater fishing.
I The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
says the free weekend is a great chance to take a buddy who's
been wanting to give it a try or for parents who haven't bought a
license yet to take their children fishing for the first time.

New Idle Speed/No Wake Zones

For Suwannee & Santa Fe Rivers
During times of flooding, boaters along the Suwannee and
Santa Fe rivers will find boat speeds restricted based on more
accurate flood data.
During its February meeting in Gainesville, the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) unanimously
approved splitting the rivers into five segments with a water-level
gauge on each part. Idle speed, no wake zones will be the rule for
individual segments when water rises to specific levels, ranging
from nine to 47 feet. The new rule goes into effect March 16,
according to FWC officials.
Idle speed, no wake means a vessel must proceed at a speed no
greater than required to maintain steerageway and headway. At no
time is any vessel required to proceed so slowly the operator is
unable to maintain control over the vessel or any other vessel or
object that it has under tow.
Previously, one gauge in Branford caused those restrictions for
the entire 160-mile system. When the Suwannee River reached 26
feet above sea level (three feet below flood stage) at the Branford
gauge, the entire system from the U.S. 27 Bridge at Branford south
to Fowlers Bluff and on the Santa Fe River from the U.S. 27
Bridge near High Springs south to the confluence of the Suwannee
River came under the idle speed, no wake restriction. This caused
some areas to be at idle speed, no wake when river conditions are
well below flood stage while other areas were well above flood
stage with no restrictions in place.
The regulations aim to prevent boaters from hitting submerged
objects such as docks and stumps. Some property owners have
asked for more stringent restrictions to prevent speeding boats
from causing flooding and erosion.
According to Maj. Paul Ouellette, of FWC's Boating and
Waterways Section, "Although the FWC is sensitive to property
owners on the river, our authority only allows us to regulate the
waterway for boating safety purposes, not property protection.",
Annual spring rains routinely cause the Suwannee and Santa Fe
rivers to rise to levels that pose immediate dangers to vessels and
the public. Vessels operating in the area can strike submerged
"In the five new zones, idle speed, no wake restrictions a're
driven by Suwannee River Water Management gauges already
situated within these segments. When the specific gauge reaches
the identified water level, idle speed, no wake restrictions will be
imposed. When waters recede below these specified levels within a
specific segment, the restrictions will be lifted," Ouellette said.
The first segment is from the U.S. 90 Bridge at Ellaville south
to the S.R. 51 Bridge at Luraville. This 39-mile segment of the
river will be at idle speed, no wake when the Suwannee River is at
47 feet above mean sea level or higher as indicated on the
Ellaville gauge, where flood stage is 54 feet.
The second segment is from the S.R. 51 Bridge at Luraville to
Little River Spring. This 18-mile segment of the river would be at
idle speed, no wake when the Suwannee River is at 26 above feet
mean sea level or higher as indicated on the Branford gauge, where
flood stage is 29 feet.
The third segment is from Little River Spring to the C.R. 340
Bridge at Rock Bluff. This 23-mile segment of the river would be
at idle speed, no wake when the Suwannee River is at 24 feet
above mean sea level or higher as indicated on the Branford gauge.
The fourth segment runs from C.R. 340 Bridge at Rock Bluff
to one mile below the Fowler Bluff Boat Ramp. This 51-mile
segment of the river would be at Idle Speed No Wake when the
Suwannee River is at nine feet above mean sea level or higher as
indicated on the Wilcox gauge, where flood stage is 11 feet.
The fifth segment is from River Rise within O'Leno State Park
west to the confluence of the Suwannee River. This 32-mile
segment of the river would be at idle speed; no wake when the
Santa Fe River is at 17 above feet mean sea level or higher, as
indicated on the Three Rivers gauge, where flood stage is 19 feet.
"FWC is working to develop signage for the new zones and
will be responsible for .all costs associated with placement and
maintenance of the'signs," Ouellette said.
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Tides for the Coast of Dixie County
March 16 April 12, 2006
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. 9:23AM 0.4 ft. 3:01 PM 3.3ft. 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% 4:32AM 2.5ft. 10:15AM 0.9ft. 3:50 PM 3.4 ft. 11:07 PM -0.3 ft.
Mon 20-Mar 67% 5:20 AM 2.3ft. 110:44 AM 1.2ft. 4:23 PM 3.3 ft. 11:57 PM-0.2 ft.
Tue 21-Mar 60% 6:27 AM 2.:0ft. 11:17AM 1.5ft ,5:05 PM 3.2 ft.
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.
Thu 23-Mar .47% 2:36 AM 0.0 ft. 10:27 AM 2.0 ft. 1:57 PM 2.0 ft. 7:35 PM 2.9 ft.
Fri. 24-Mar 39% 4:11 AM -0.1 ft. 11:32 AM 2.2 ft. 3:56 PM 1.8ft. 9:21 PM 2.9 ft.
Sat 25-Mar 32% 5:22 AM -0.3 ft. 12:07 PM 2.5 ft, 5:17 PM 1.4 ft. 10:46 PM 3.1 ft.
Sun 26-Mar .24% 6:15 AM-0.5ft. 12:35 PM 2.7 ft. 6:15PM 0.9 ft. 11:53 PM 3.3 ft.
Mon 27-Mar 17% 6:58 AM -0.5 ft. 1:02 PM 2.9 ft. 7:04 PM 0.3 ft.
Tue 2..Mar 9% 12:50 AM 3.5 ft. .7:37 AM -0.3 ft. 1:28PM 3.1 ft. 7:49 PM -0.2 ft.
%,-3,, '.Mar 1% 1:42AM 3.5ft. 8:12 AM -0.0 ft. 1:54 PM 3.3ft. 8:32PM-0.5 ft.
Thu 30-Mar -.7% 2:31 AM 3.4ft. 8:45 AM 0.3 ft. 2:20 PM 3.4 ft. 9:15 PM -0.7 ft.
Fri 31-Mar 14% 3:18 AM 3.,1ft. 9:17 AM 0.6 ft. 2:48 PM 3.5 ft. 9:57 PM -0.8 ft.
Sat' 1-Apr 22% 4:04 AM 28 ft. 9:46 AM 1.0 ft; 3:17 PM 3.5 ft. 10:40 PM -0.6 ft.
Sur 2*',r 29% 5:52 AM 2.5 ft. 11:15AM 1.2 ft. 4:49 PM 3.5ft:
Me., 3., 36% 1227 AM -0.4 ft., 6:45 AM 2.2 ft. 11:44 AM 1.4 ft. 5:25 PM 3.3 ft.
Tue 4-Apr 42% 1:20-AM -0.0 ft. 7:53 AM 1.9 ft. 12:17. 1.6 ft. 6:09 PM 3.1 ft.
Wed 5-Apr 49% 2:29,AM 0.3 ft. 9:33AM 1.8ft. 1:10PM 1.8ft. 7:14PM 2.8ft.
Thu 6-Apr 55% 4:00 AM 0.4 ft, 11:27 AM 1.9 ft; 3:03 PM 1,9 ft. 8:57 PM 2.6 ft.
Frl 7-Apr 61% 5:26'AM 0.4 ft, 12:13 PM 2.1 ft. 5:04 PM 1.7 ft. 10:41 PM 2.6 ft.
Sat' 8-Apr 67% 6:23'AM 0.4 ft. 12:41 PM 2.4 ft. 6:19 PM 1.3 ft. 11:57 PM 2.7 ft.
Sun 9-Apr 73% 7:02 AM 0.3 ft, 1:05PM 2.6 ft. 7:08 PM 0.9 ft.
Mon 10-Apr 79% 12:52 AM 2.8 ft. .7:34 AM 0.3 ft. 1:27 PM 2.8 ft. 7:48 PM 0.5 ft.
Tue 11-Apr 85% 1:37 AM 2.9ft. 8:03 AM 0.4 ft. 1:49PM 3.0ft. 8:23 PM 0.2 ft.
Wed 12-Apr 91% 2:17AM 3.0ft. 8:30 AM 0.5ft. 2:11 PM 3.2ft. 8:56 PM -0.1'ft.
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Special Meeting
Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners
Dixie County
Commission Meeting
Cross City, Florida
T, 9:00 AM
February 2, 2006
The Dixie County Board of County
',,Commissioners of Dixie County,
Florida, met on Thursday, February 2,
?2006, at 9:00 AM in a special meeting
w','ith the Horseshoe Beach Town,
Gf2'ouncil to discuss the Horseshod
ri Beach Community Redevelopment
1. Agreement and acreage needed for the
.Horseshoe Beach Water Plant and
'"Spoil Site at the County
Commissioner's Meeting Room, in the
is .ixie County Courthouse, Cross City,
''- Florida.
John L. Driggers, Chairman
c James T. Valentine, Vice-Chairman
S Hoyt J. "Buddy" Lamb
Marcus A. Hays
Alton J. Land
'Chad Allen Reed, Clerk of Court
Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk'
, Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
r ,Joey Lander, County Attorney
Katherine Hutchinson, Mayor
., Teddy Kight
,; Tina Brotherton
Martha McBumette
Talmadge Bennett
': -l Conrad Bishop, Council Attorney
'ji Order was called by the Chairman,
SJohn L. Driggers
Attorney Joey Lander explained the
reasonn for the meeting to the public
3"i.prresent. '
Attorney Conrad Bishop stated that
1 he. Town of Horseshoe Beach (HSB)
S'ray not need the entire 15 acres. He
Commented that it is the understanding
''i^'f'the Council that 'by waiting to
-'iecive the CRA funds from Dixie
;-,Count) (Counti,) for one year, the
Couni\ nwil in return give HSB the
acreage the; need.
'The Board of County'Commissioners
rij Attorney Bishop ;stated that he has
iscussed the issue with Attorney
Hamilton, a CRA Specialist and Mr.
Hamilton said thalf he hadn't heard of
this being done. but we can try. Mr.
v tBishop continued by saying, "I think it
;,,an be done by. interlocal agreement.
1 Jpey and I need to work out the
Commissioner Driggers stated that
o ihe Board intends to help HSB; it is
q'opart of the County..
uoy Commissioner Valentine commented
r. that if HSB doesn't get the property
the\ canti get the grant money;.9q,:we
I need to Iork out ah agreement as soon
't jssible :.
Attorney Lander informed everyone Cr
S,(that it; has been discussed .and offered
.,to deed .the .land to HSB and the
"County is not trying to use it as a
bargaining tool. The agreement was
that HSB would not request the CRA
_-.money. for one year and allow it to be
paid in March of each year thereafter
for the term of the CRA.
Commissioner Driggers stated that
Dixie Count', bought this land and

Swas a part of the purchase of the.
property HSB residents pay takes just
like all other County residents.
S Commissioner Valentine stated that
-Ae definiiel ant HSB to have the-
Councilman Bennett inquired He
I stated that it is his understanding that
the Board is saying the) want to make
this two separate issues, the CRA issue
and the property) issue
The Board agreed
Atomerne Lander stated the To,'.n of
Horseshoe Beach v.ill receive a deed to
the 15 acres
Anorney Bishop inquired. "Sa) ,ou
find the CRA is not legal. it is called
waiver and esioppels' "
- Commissioner Driggers stated that
pn agreement needs to be drawn up so
the) can meet heir deadline and the
oard reserves the rinht to challenge
the CRA.,
.Jj Commissioner Lamb inquired: if they
..,go forward with the CRA and get it
Srighl. what happens.
Aiome. Lander if it is correct the
County will begin paying HSB ne\t
March in 2007.
"If the CRA is found not to be
submitted appropriately. ,ou need to
Understand that HSB will go for
another one". Attorney Bishop said
,' "The County or HSB is not gming
-. up rights to apphl for'or challenge
Slfuture CRA's", Attome) Lander said.
Commissioner Lamb commented
''lhat he does not agree to give the
: property) awaa.
It' Attome) Bishop stated that lins
-. Board has just made.the statement thai
the property belongs to the Count). and
HSB is part of the County: therefore
H-'!I-SB is ahlread. part owner of the
propertyn), as well as all Disie County
'.i citizens. Who ever l'es in the Count
,, ,.pai taxes and profits from
improvements to the Counts
Commissioner Ha) s stated thatdl for
'man) )ears Dmle Count) has tried to
do all that is possible to help HSB If

Sthe CRA is successful, an) increase
-, will go to HSB and he inquired what
the Council plans to do w tih the funds
', Atiome) Bishop stated that Florida
:1.1 Statutes regulates what can be done
wi. ih the funds. If successful. HSB
,r .must upgrade blighted areas. etc
./ Councilman Bennett stated that the
Town is ademsising for an Engineer to
do a package for the HSB streets. b)
replacing all streets wunh concrete The
. projected cost is $650,1100 The Town
must match pan of the CR We must
do something with the canals
Residents complain about shallow%
canals Seaw alls need to be done The
canals are an issue Blighted areas will
6 be able to apply for upgrade We need
. sidewalks for the main street. Lighting
L-imnd intersections are other issues. The

funds collected for the nine (9) years of
the CRA probably won't cover all the
needs, but will benefit all.
Commissioner Lanib commented
that the canals could be conveyed with
the land in the interlocal agreement.
Attorney Bishop stated that back in
the 1950's it was Congressional Action
thpt gave the canals ti the County.
Councilman Bennett stated that if the
canals were given to HSB it would be
good for the County, then the County
would not have to come and repair
things all the time. ,
Commissioner Latd commented that
if you get all of this property and the
CRA, HSB will have to do a lot of
things the County does now and rock
needed in the Town of Horseshoe
Beach will have to be paid for.
Commissioner Lamb stated we need
to get it all worked out so we don't
have to keep revisiting it every six
Councilwoman ; Brotherton
commented that the Spoil Site must be
a separate issue.
The Board agreed.
David Osteen inquired if the. County
does this, what is.going to stop HSB
from becoming a private community.
Councilman Bennett stated that
CR351 runs all the way to the point; it
is a county road.
Councilman Kight stated that if HSB
ever stops being a city, it would go
back to the County. He stated that
Frank Darabi has the survey done and
asked if the Board has seen it.
The Board: and Arthur Bellot
answered that they have not seen the
survey. ,
For clarification; the final decision is
that the Board of County
Commissioners will deed the 15 acres
to the Town of:Horseshoe Beach for
their water plant. The Town of
Horseshoe Beachi, if successful with
the CRA, will defer the first payment
for one year, payable'in March of each
year of t!te remaining nine years of the
CRA. But, it is two separate issues.
All rnembers of the Bqard and
Council expressed satisfactionl of the
Arthur Bellbt'infbmied everyone that
the US Gorps of Engineers called and
they are, on the' "fast track". Allen
Boyd has r requested .them ,to do
something soon regarding, the dredging
,of the nmain channel The easements
must be- duplidated, but it is in the
works to bedone.,
A boat ramp ;across from the old
Crimson Crest Restaurant was
discussed. The Board wants it cleaned
but and opened up to the public.
The Council agreed that this would
benefit everyone .:
The meeting adjourned at 9:59 AM.
John L. Driggeirs, Chairman .
Chad Allen Reed, Clerk of Court

Dixie County Board of
Counvt Coinmissioners
, II Dixie County Courthouse
Meeting Room
Cross City, Florida
4 6:00 PM
February 6, 2006
The Board of County
Commissioners of Dixie County,
'Florida;, sfet on Monday, February 6,
2. 006 at 6:00: PM in the Steinhatchee
'Communit) Center in Steinhaichee.
Flonrda with the Ta\lor Count) Board
of County Commissioners for a
Workshop for general. discussion about
the proposed boat ramp. water and
sewer, fire protection and any other
similar issues or concerns between the
two counties.
John L. Drggers, Chairman
James T. Valentine, Vice-Chairman
Hoyt J. "Buddy' Lamb
MarcusA. Ha)s
Chad Allen Reed. Clerk of Court
Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
Darrell Gunter, Chairman
Pat Patterson ,
Jack Brown
Clay Bethea
Malcolm Page
Annie Mae Murphy, Clerk of Court
Buddy Humphries. "County
The meeting was called to order at
6:00 PM, followed by the pledge to the
American Flag.The meeting \was
opened b) faylor County Chairman
Gunrer and turned over to Clay Bethea
for opening remarks.
Commissioner Bethea stated that
there were a number of issues facing
both the Dixie Count Board and the
Taylor County) Board: including Fire.
Emergency Medical Sern ices,
Recreation Boat Ramps, Solid Waste,
and Water & Sewer.
He stated that he would like to
discuss how the two boards can work
together on accomplishing the needed
ser ices'.
The Boat Ramp Comminttee headed
up b) Mr Earl Green gase a report to
the Commissioners. He stated that the
committee wanted to make a
recommendation on three things as

I. The) would like to see a dedicated
Public Hearing concerning the boat
ramp issue.
2. The) would like to explore the
need to hire a permitting consultant.
3. They would like to encourage
both counties to work together.
The Boat Ramp Committee was
commissioned to look at a long term
solution to public access to the Gull.
Commissioner Valentine agreed that
the Boards need to continue to look at
solutions and stated 'that the Dixie
Count) Board is looking into solutions
on the Dixie County side of the
Steinhaichee River'
Taylor County Commissioners
Patterson and Brown spoke against
spending. Taylor. County Funds in

Dixie County and stated that they had
to keep an open mind regarding the
Taylor County Commissioner Page
spoke against the boat ramp being up
river from the Steinhatchee Bridge.
Commissioner Hays requested that
we look into adequate parking at the
current boat ramp in Dixie County.
Frank Darabi spoke on the study that
he completed for the Suwannee River
Water Management District. He told
the Boards that sewer is a necessity,
but that it is not a cheap .solution. His
firm identified some sources of
funding for the project. Mr. Darabi
recommends that a Water/Sewer
Authority be formed with it being in
Taylor County and whole selling to
Dixie County. 'The project can be
completed in phases with the first
phase being an approximate 12 million
dollar project and the total project
being approximately 42 million.
Commissioners Valentine and Hays
stated that this is an issue that we need
to look at and that this project needs
equal representation from both Dixie
County and Taylor County if it is
going to be a joint and viable project.
Commissioner Lamb stated that this
project will protect our natural
resources and that in turn would keep
our eco system intact.
Taylor County Commissioner Brown
asked that they explore setting up the.
Water/Sewer Authority similar to that
of the Aucilla Land Fill Board. '
It was .agreed by both Dixie and
Taylor Commissioners that a
committee of Clay Bethea, James
Valentine, Arthur Bellot, Joey Lander,
Conrad Bishop and the Steinhatchee
Water Board President look into the
Water/Sewer issues facing Jena and
A brief discussion concerning
Fire/Emergency Medical Services was
heard from Taylor County Manager
The workshop was adjourned at 6:50

John L. Driggers, Chairman
Chad Allen Reed, Clerk of Court

ID# 19-13-12-0000-3406-0010; Lot 1,
Suwannee Landing Subdivision.
Billy Keen read the petition. This is
located in Suwannee.
No opposition by the public.
Motion by Commissioner Hays,
seconded Commissioner Valentine and
carried to approve Zoning Change
Petition ZC-05-22.
Zoning Change Petition.ZC-05-24, by
DOPPLERDAVE, INC., to request
changing the zoning district from
ID# 36-09-13-0000-4503-0106; more
particularly described as follows:
1063.020 feet along 349N 1294 feet
along North and 1340 South
boundaries containing 32 acres MOL,
4 separate parcels.
Billy Keen read the petition. He
stated it runs along SR349 and he
didn't get the sign up
Commissioner Lamb inquired how it
can be rezoned from ESA-4 to CN.
Billy stated that it is outside the 100
year flood plain.
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Hays and
carried to continue it until the next
regular meeting due to the sign not
being put on the property.
Zoning Change Petition ZC-05-25, by
LEMMON, to request changing the
zoning district from Residential Single
Family/Mobile Home District I
(RSF/MH-1) to Residential Multiple
Family (RMF) on property described
as:follows: Lots 5 & 6, Block D, of the
Bedford-Barber Farms, all being and
lying in the E V2 of the SW /4 of S9
TS10 S RI2 E, as per plat of Bodiford-
Barber Farms filed in Plat Book 1,
page 20 of the public records of Dixie
Coun,,, Flo ida

.ounuy, r iuiua.
Regular Meeting Billy Keen read the petition. The
property is located behind Anderson
Dixie County Board of Elementary School.
County Commissioners Mike Cassidy, Cross City Manager
stated that he has reviewed the project
Dixie County Courthouse with Arthur Bellot and has discussed it
Commission Meeting Room with the developer.
Cross City, Florida Attorney Lander joined the meeting
6:00 PM- February 16, 2006 at this time; 6:10 PM.
T6:00 PM February 16, 2006 Commissioner Driggers stated that it
The Dixie County Board bf County may require annexation.
Commissioners of Dixie County, Joe Ruth stated that speaking as a
Florida, met on Thursday,. February private citizen of the county he would
16h. .2006 at 6:00 PMin a eglar ke to see the Board approve. the
meeting, in the County change. It would help the county in
Commissioner's Meeting Room, in the several areas including stopping the
Dixie County Courthouse illegal dumping of garbage and'waste
Cross City, Florida. on this property.
COMMISSIONERS PRESENT o- mmissioner Hays ty.declared a
John L. Driggers, Chairmah Commissioner Hays declared a
John L ggers, Chairma conflict of interest and abstained from
James T. Valentine, Vice-Chairman i
.oyt. Budd,' Lamb option by Commissioner Valentine,
M.AcJ A. Hays .. seconded by Commissioner Lamb and
S.lERK'SfJ. FF carriedd by the vote of Commissioner
C AleRId l of Court Land to. approve Zoning Change
Chad Allen Reed, Clerk of Court Petition ZC,05-25.
Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk Commissioner Hays commented that
STAFF PRESENT y dhe appreciated the City Council for
Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator .working with the City on this project.
Joey Lander, County Attorney Mike Cassidy thanked Arthur Bellot,
CALL TO ORDER Billy,-Keen and other county staff for
The Chairman John L Driggers alltheir help.
called the meeting to order. MoI by Commissioner Valentine,
INVOCATION AND PLEDGE, iM n CommissionerValein
Invocation by seconded by Commissioner Hays and.
Valentine misioner carried to go back into the Board of
Valentine Count) Commission.
Pledge to theAmerican Flag led by -,RICK BROWN. CEO DOCTORS
Welcome by Chairman Driggers and
informed the publicthat the meeting Mr. Rick Brown stated as he has
would start without the county traveled back and to through Dilte
:APPROVAL'OF MINUTES Count.N the past year and half he has
APPROVALOF MINUTES noticed there s no blue hospital sigh.
Commission Minutes, Regular ;He would :ike to establish a free
Meetings of January 19th, 2006 and standing ..:rgency 'care facility in
February 2 2006 and Special Dixie C '.ty. There is a moratorium
Meeting of February 2nd, 2006 n fr, standingg -emergency care,
presented for approval. aHe along with
Motion by Commissioner Hays, Comm Has presented a
seconded by Commissioner Valentine the Congspresean's Health
and carried to approve pending' program to the Congressman's Health
d r, to approve pet ending areCommittee and they- have
approval by the County!Attorney. C a t
TERRI SIMMONS. CHILD ABUSE possibly Iound Federal Funding. There
PREVENTION TASK FORCE have been 1-16 proposals from other
PREV ENTION TASK FORCE counties with five 'being chosen and
MNs Simmons appeared before [he Dixe County is #2 of the 5. Mr.
Board requesting the Board to adopt B'rdwn asked for the Board to allow
Proclamation 2006-01;.a proclamation, him to work with Arthur Bellot and
recognizing April 2006 as ChildAbuse Jerry Mart to proceed with this for
Prevention Month and a pmwheel Di'ue Count). He also informed the:
display for the courthouse grounds. Bord that they are thinking about
Each pinwheel will represent one Do keeping one of their helicopters in the
the 15-1 children identified in Disie
Count) in fiscal year 2004-2)00)5 Dise County area for quicker response
reports that were abused or neglected time
iMotion by Commissioner Valentine. Commissioner Lamb stated that a
seconded by Commissioner Land and .certificate ofneed is still required. ,
carried to adopt the proclamation and i' Commissioner Land asked what the
approve the pinwheel display Board needs to do to get the facility.
Ms Simmons thanked the Board for Mr. Brown said approving him to
their support 'work with Mr Bellot and Mr. Martin
Motion ,by Commissioner Hass. is a start.
seconded by Commissioner Valentine Motion by Commissioner Hays,
and carried to go into the Board of seconded by Commissioner Valentine
Adjustments with all in favor approving Arthur
SECOND PUBLIC HEARING Bellot and Jerry Martin to work with
BCC. SERVING AS THE BOARD OF Mr. Brown of DMH on this project.
The Board thanked Mr. Brown for his
.ADJUSTMENT PLANNING AND concern for Dixie County.
ZONING BOARD AND THE LOCAL Mr. Brown extended a special thank
PLANNING AGENCY. Concerning a )ou to Arthur Bellot for his work on
Zoning Change Petition ZC 05-23. by this project.
zoning district from RESIDENTIAL INC
SINGLE FAMILL /MOBILE HOME-1 Mr. Paul Stresing discussed the
tRSF/MH-'li to COMMERCLAL presented contract between Dixie
NEIGHBORHOOD (CNi on Parcel County and DeYoung and Dicke)
ID# 30.09-10-0360-000-0020; Lots 'Construction Co. Inc.. D& D being the
2. 3, & -14 Case)'s Cove Subdivision. Construction Manager for the
Bill) Keen, Zoning Official read the Courthouse Renovations Project. After
petition for the second hearing. This is some discussion, the contract was
located in Jena recommended for approval.
There was no opposition voiced by Motion by Commissioner Hays,
the public, seconded by Commissioner Valentine
Motion by Commissioner Valentine. and camed to approve the contract
seconded by Commissioner Ha.s and with DeYoung and Dickey.
camed to approve Zoning Change Mr. Stresing commented that he
Petition ZC 05-23 .understands that the Board has some
PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED- changes in the renovations that need to
ADJUSTMENT PLANNING AND Arthur Bellot stated that Chad Reed
ZONING BOARD AND THE LOCAL would like to keep his office staff
PLANNING AGENCY Concerning a together if possible and the judges
Zoning Change Petition ZC-05-22., by have a proposal.
JAMES J MCLAUGHLIN. JR.. The Board reviewed the plans and
changing the zoning district from discussed ways to, change spaces
RESIDENTIAL SINGLE reaching no common decision.
FAMILY/MOBILE HOME-1 The Board agreed to hold a special

meeting on Thursday, February 23rd,
2006 for this subject; time to be
announced later.
Mr. Andrew Hodor came before the
Board to discuss the land exchange
issue between Angler's Resort and
Dixie County. He had a drawing that
he wanted the Board to review.
Joey Lander reviewed the drawing
with the Board.
Mr. Hodor stated that Mr. George
Anderson will have a survey completed
once the Board approves the exchange
on the drawing. Two deeds will be
provided and public access will be
The'Board agreed providing the
survey expense is absorbed by Mr.
Mr. Dick Edwards presented the
Dixie County Grants Status Report
dated February 2, 2006 as follows:
A. As previously explained,
the Florida Department of
Community Affairs is in the
process of revising the
Community Development Block
Grant administrative rule The
final public hearing concerning
proposed rule changes is
scheduled in Tallahassee next
Tuesday, February 21. After the
public hearing, HUD regulations
require a 45-day public comment
period. Therefore, the earliest
DCA could open the 2006-2007
Funding Cycle ,is April 6, 2006.
However, we believe that the
Department will open the cycle
no earlier than April 15 with
applications being due around
June 1, 2006.
B. DCA has authorized Dixie
County to re-submit its CDBG
Economic Development
application on behalf of General
Leasing and Development
Corporation that involves
developing four (4) businesses at
the Cross City/Dixie County
Airport. We are working with
Sandy Maynard to provide DCA
with the information that the
Department requires to qualify
the application for funding. The
Commission also needs to pass a
resolution agreeing to establish
an Economic Development
element to the County
Comprehensive Plan.
1. A bid opening was held
Tuesday, February 14, with the
following results:
F. Valentine Home-Lester
Paulk & Sons $70,500: First Class
Homes $41,300, Prestige Homes
S. Adkins Home-Lester
Paulk & Sons $69,075
(These were the only bids
received. CPC requested bids
from ICMS, Lester Paulk & Sons,
S&D Specialists, DJ Daube
Contracting, A&R Construction,
DeYoung & Dickey, Bryan-Co
Sentrcs First Class Home' s and
Prestige Honiei I
-The DL.te,.Coun, SHIP'HHR
Compliance Committee, for
economic reasons, recommends
that both applicants be awarded
2BR, 2BA, 24'x36' Mobility
manufactured homes from
Prestige Homes of Chiefland at a
cost of $40,000 each.
II. Because of problems with
the Doug & Star Ward septic
system, the existing tank had to
be pumped out, repaired and an
S18" .mound system with, 500 sq.
ft. of drainage line installed, fill
dirt had to be brought to the lot
and a new power pole installed.
The additional cost of the project
is,$3,030 bringing the final cost
to $67,750. Change Order needs
approval by the Board.
S III. Mr. & Mrs. John Luke were
the victims of a house fire on
January 20 that destroyed their
manufactured home. The Luke's
are eligible to receive HHR

emergency assistance and have
their home replaced. We have
obtained prices from several
manufactured home dealers and
the HHR Compliance Committee
recommends that the Luke's
receive assistance in .the amount
of $37,227 to purchase and have
a manufactured home from First
Class Homes installed on their
IV. Governor Jeb Bush has
requested that the Florida
Legislature include $190million
in its 2006-2007 FY Budget to
finance at least one more year oj
Hurricane Housing Recovery
assistance. We will keep you
Note: We were informed earlier this
week by Mr. Keith Lemmon that his
construction company. ICMIS. will no
longer submit hb ls in response to
requests for proposals
Mr. Edwards went over the report
with the Board. He discussed the
recommendation *by the Compliance
Motion by Commissioner Land,
seconded b\ Commissioner Valentine
to purchase the manufactured homes
'for both applicants I Valentine &
Adkins), from Prestige Homes for
Discussion; Commissioner Lamb
stated he is against the purchase of
mobile homes.
Commissioner Hays stated he is for
saving money to help more people, but

,shares the thoughts of Commissioner
Lamb and voted against the purchase
of mobile homes.
Chairman Driggers voted yes to
purchase the mobile homes for F.
Valentine and S. Adkins; breaking the
tie and the motion passed.
The change order in the amount of.
$3,030 for the Ward Home was
Motion by Commissioner Hays,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to approve the change
order with all in favor.
Emergency assistance for the Luke
Family was discussed.
Motion by Commissioner Hays,
seconded by Commissioner Land and
carried with the vote of Commissioner
Valentine to purchase the

manufactured home for the Luke
Family in the amount of $37,227 from
First Class Homes installed;
Commissioner Lamb voting not in
Commissioner Lamb stated he
would be in favor of building them a
Mr. Edwards stated the Trevera
home would be re-bid.
The resolution needed by the Board
regarding the CDBG ED application to
be re-submitted was discussed. This
will need to be prepared by the County
Attorney amending the CQmp Plan to
include an Economic Development
element, if the CDBG ED is funded.
Mr. Edwards stated he had informed
Joey by email yesterday.

. Jerry Martin stated that Scott Garner
asked him to bring an update to the
Board regarding the County Project for
the Horseshoe Beach Dredging. They
have completed 1,490 feet so far;
which is approximately 10% of the
project. They have 60 days left on the
contract for the completion. They have
discussed proposing bringing the spoil
to the spoil site by truck. They have
been paid 56% of the contract fee.
Joe Ruth informed the Board that the
Annual Toxic Roundup is scheduled
for March 11, 2006 and he will be
advertising it.
Two applications were received for
the Truck Driver/Solid Waste position
that was advertised with both having
CDL's as follows: 1. David A
Owens; 2. Calvin Wallace Bukszar

Joe recommended David Owens for
the position.
Motion by Commissioner Hays,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
to go with the Department Head
recommendation and hire Mr. Owens;
he will be under the standard
probationary period.
Joe discussed the need for an over-
the-road truck. He discussed a 2006
Mack $82,873.93 compared to a 2006
Volvo $82,172.
Arthur Bellot stated that this will
require financing and will be piggy
backed off the FL Sheriff Bid.
Motion by Commissioner Land,
seconded by Commissioner Lamb and
carried to purchase the Mack.
Joe discussed being behind on the
burning but they are trying hard to
catch up. Four roll off ,boxes were
purchased and the others will be
The Board discussed that it will be
more feasible to purchase boxes
instead of patching the old ones and
approved for him to purchase four
more boxes.
Joe stated that the budget ldoks
good, but the cash is not there. We are
not bringing in the expected money.
You 'approved to purchase 4 to 8
boxes, but we only had enough mdney
to purchase the four. The countyhas
lost $100-150 thousand over 'the years
due to illegal dumping He said this
brings him to a ituatiorn he.' anted to
bring up.
He stated that this past week asie-
Pro was tagged with a $100 per ton
charge (14 tons/$1400) for disposing
out-of-county solid waste at the Dilte
County Transfer Station. He presented
a copy of the letter sent to them. The
letter stated that Dixie Count) \ ill be
performing random load checks on
their trucks and if discovered they
intend to dispose of out-of-county
Waste they will be charged. $100/ton
for the entire load. I felt it was
necessary because we do niot have the
capacity to take outside county
garbage, Dixie County Ordinance No.
79-04 prohibits out-of-county waste
disposal and Aucilla Solid Waste Co-
op doesn't accept waste from outside
of the member counties. He presented
a copy of a letter received from Levy .
County Solid Waste regarding the
same thing happening with Waste Pro
and will be charging them $150/ton in
the future for occurrences. Joe
presented a copy of a letter he received
from the Town of Cross Cni) addressed
to Waste Pro addressing the situation
and supporting the decision made by
Dixie County.
Joe stated that since this reprimand
the county has 17 tons less thaq the
average this week. It has been made
clear that we will not tolerate the
dumping of waste from other counties.
The Board praised Joe for his~firm
action and appreciated him being
observant of the budget.
Joe discussed the software program
for the mosquito control; he can pull
up on the computer everything the
truck has done; location, how long it
stayed in one position, route it takes,
Mr. Ruth informed the Board that if
all goes well the gasification plant will
begin construction in late June 2006.
They have to advertise and hard two
public hearings before they can break
The Board complimented Joe on his
uniform. They stated that Arthur
Bellot, Howard Reed and Joei Ruth
look real professional in their new
Mr. Reed informed the B'oard that
the crusher will be back together b\ the
middle of next \week The dragline .
broken down and inquired as to how
much the Board wants to spend on it or
do you want to buy a backhoe with a

long arm.
After some discussion, Howard and
Arthur are to look into the 'situation
and report to the Board .at( the next
meeting on Thursday, February 23Y.
The Board will make a decision then
Clerk Reed stated that' this would
have to be a special meeting in order to
make a decision. The Board agreed to
change it from a workshop to a special
meeting. ''
Billy Keen came before the Board
with several informaiton items .
Jack Spivey will be petitioning the

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i Board to close a road in the near
SAndrew Hodor will be presenting a
preliminary plat for condos.
Mr. Keen left the meeting at this

Clerk Reed presented an Interagency.
Agreement between the Department of
Juvenile Justice and Dixie County
called the DJJ Confidentiality
Agreement for approval by the Board.
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Hays and
carried to approve the agreement for
signature by the Chairman.
A. Action Item|: Sheriff,
Dewey Hatcher, Sr., submits-
Request Budget Amendment for
the Operation of the Dixie
County.Sheriff's Department for
the FY 10/01/05 through
09/30/06 in the amount of
$899.00; Reference-V L
Hopper, Forfeiture
Reimbursement for approval by
the Board.
Motion by Commissioher Hays,
i seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried to approve the budget
amendment for Sheriff Hatcher.
B. lAction Iteml: A letter
presented from the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement,
Office of Criminal Justice Grants
awarding Dixie County a Local
Law Enforcement Block grant in
the amount of $4,945.00 for the
project entitled, DIXIE
COMPENSATION. Certification
of Acceptance/Request *for
Payment for the Dixie County
Sheriff Department presented for
S approval and signature by the
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
.and earned to accept the grant and
:approved Chairman, to sign the
C. Action Item: Resolution
No. 2006-05, a resolution
authorizing expenditure from
impact fee funds for the
construction of an emergency
Services station in Jena presented
for approval.
SMotion by Commissioner Valentine,
.seconded by Commissioner Lamb and,
carried to adopt Resolution No. 2006-
Commissioner Land inquired about
S the Old Town Station on George
Chewnng Road.
Arthur Bellot stated that it is not
budgeted in this year's budget but will
be looked into for next year.
D. lAction Item": Resolution
No. 2006-06, a resolution
I authorizing .expenditure from
impact fee funds for the match
for the construction of Turner
Point Boat Ramp, Dock and
other improvements presented for
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Hays and'
carried to adopt Resolution No. 2006-
06. ,
S 'E. Acton Itenm: Satisfaction of
Deferred Payment Loan
Agreement from Dixie County to
SJacquline Edgell for
acknowledgement of full
payment of the indebtedness and
sausfaction of the mortgage
recorded in Book 232 Page 357
presented for approval .and
signature by the Chairman.
Motion by. Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine,
arid carried-to approve the Satisfaction
for Ms.Edlell. '
F., Information Itemi:. Charles
H. Bronson, Commissioner of the
Florida -Department:.. of
Agriculture and Consumer
Sen ices, on behalf of the Florida
Vegetable and Agronomic Crops
Best Management Practices
(BMP) Steering Commitee and
the Suwannee River Partnership
extends an invitation to elected
officials to attend the "Suwannee
'Basin BMP Kickoff Event"
.scheduled for February 28, 2006
at the First Baptist \Church ,of
Branford from 11:00 AM until
1:00 PM that sill include a
complimentary lunch
G. Clerk Reed presented a
Monthly Expenditures Reponrt to
each Commissioner and staled
thai this can be provided each
month if the Board so desires.
-The Board stated this would be
appreciated and requested a code chart
They acknowledged that Clerk Reed is
'' doing a great job as the new clerk.
'i; Arthur Bellot came before the Board
[-and.. presented an appraisal of the
;.Herring property by the county jail
-'The appraisal states that it is located
.-in Cross City and is predominantly
industrial and residential in nature
.'lle subject is bounded on the north by
lte east prison road. on the east by the
.'ison camp road, on the west by the
.i'opss City work camp and on the
S.sltth by the prison road. The report
states the appraised value as of
e'bruary 6. 2006 to be $68.000. The
.properry owner is offenng the property
. ctp.the county for $50,000.

..*lerry Marin introduced a plan to the
-'.Ioard. -He stated the Board could take
;e'ut a -loan and the EMS budget can
*,make the payments since the intent is
,'to build a larger EOC there in the
::'Motion by Commissioner Hays,
-s>conded by Commissioner Valentine
.ai c5arned to purchase the property
:;'or $50.000 based on growth of the
4qcounty and the need for enlarging the

,' Arthur informed the Board that the
;epunty is no longer able to purchase
ioojd-patch from Anderson Columbia
(p r $900 a load. Now it is costing the
county $1700 a load and it comes from
".Duval AsphalL of Jacksonville.

Commissioner Driggers stated we
need to invest in the shoulder
equipment as suggested some time
No action taken.
An e-mail from Buddy Humphries,
Taylor County Administrator,
regarding a second meeting concerning
Steinhatchee/Jena issues was
discussed. The Board approved the
meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March
14, 2006 in Steinhatchee at the
Community Center at 5:30 PM. This
will be a meeting of the Joint
Committee formed of the two counties.
Mr. Bellot presented a letter from
Frances Terry, Director of the
Suwannee River Economic Council,
requesting a letter of support from
Dixie County for their Housing
Preservation Grant Application.
Motion by Commissioner Valentine,
seconded by Commissioner Hays and
carried to send a letter of support
signed by the Chairman.
During the meeting of January 19th,
2006,, the Board approved a joint
project with Taylor County for the
Artificial Reef Enhancement Project.
Justin Sapp, University of Florida
Extension Agent, has submitted a
resolution for the Inter-County
Cooperative Artificial Reef Funding
Application and requests for it to be
adopted by the DC Board of County
Commissioners. If approved, this will
be Resolution No. 2006-04.
Motion by Commissioner Valentine,
seconded by Commissioner Land and
carried with all in favor to adopt
Resolution No. 2006-04.
The Board thanked David Osteen for
all of his help on this project.
BellSouth Work Order 63N71003N-
FL029H639028, Road Bore at 554 SW
Hwy 361, Steinhatchee was presented
for approval by Mr. Bellot.
Motion by Commissioner Valentine,
seconded by Commissioner Hays and
carried .to approve the work order for
BellSouth and the standard letter to be
sent by Mr. Bellot.
The advertisement for the Dixie
County Building Inspector position
was read by Arthur Bellot. It will run
in the Dixie County Advocate for two
weeks with the applications being
accepted in the County Commission
Office until February 23, 2006 at 5:00
Arthur informed the Board that a
FEMA Workshop for Gilchrist, Levy
and Dixie Counties will be held on
March 1st, 2006 1-5:00 PM at the
Fanning Springs City Hall and will
focus on Individual Assistance, Public
Assistance and Mitigation.
The Board approved foj the Clerk to
advertise this date as a Commission
The Transportation Enhancement
Program Priority List was discussed.
Mr Bellot asked the Commissioners to
be thinking about what they wanted on
the list and bring it back to the next
regular meeting.
Arthur informed the Board that the
dump truck situation for the Road
Department is serious, but we decided
,to hold off for now. A Mack and a
Volvo have been looked at. Finances
were discussed.
'The boiler in the courthouse is worn
out; the oil pump is going bad and the
part is not available anympre. The
boiler was installed in 1965; it has
done its job. We will have to replace it
soon and the approximate cost is
$20,000. I'm informing you now
because, I didn't want you to be
Arthur provided information
,regarding the Suwanhee River Water
Management District meeting on
March 9. 2006 at 6:30 PM. The
SRWMD is considering establishment
of a cost sharing partnership and grant
program ,to help provide, the
Geographic Information System (GIS)
tools and the digital data such as
floodplain data and wetlands data
needed to make better informed land
use and building 3 permit issuance
decisions. The meeting is set in order
to help SRWMD determine the level of,
interest on the part of land use and
building permit decision makers.
SRWMD encourages Commissioners
and appropriate staff, including
planning and zoning and building.
officials to attend.
Joey Lander briefly discussed the
Airport Lease for Dixie Aviation and
updated the Board on pending cases.
Attorney Lander stated he finds the
minutes presented at the beginning of
the meeting to be in order.
Commissioner Hays inquired about
the nght of way request by an
individual in Suwannee min order to
square up all the right of ways in that
section: as to what can be done to
accomplish the request. The'
indiidual is willing to purchase the
land iii question.
SCommissioner Land stated we may
have o10 widen the road min the future:
we need to think about that.
No acnon taken.
Commissioner Valentmine slated he
needs the boat ramp cleaned out in
Jena. He asked Arthur Bellot to look
into what can be done and report back
Vendor 24485 24599
Payroll 24435 24546
Molion was made by Commissioner
Lamb, seconded by Commissioner
Hays and carried to adjourn at 9:25
PM !* .

John L. Driggers, Chairman
Chad Allen Reed. Clerk of Court

Special Meeting
Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners
Dixie County Courthouse -
Commission Meeting Room
Cross City, Florida
4:00 PM February 23, 2006
The Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners of Dixie
County. Florida, met on Thursday.
February 23r', 2006 at 4:00 PM in a
special meeting, in the County
Comniissioner's Meeting Room. in the
Dimte County Courthouse. Cross City.

e Florida concerning Courthouse
r Renovations, Road Department
Operations, Budget, and any other
items concerning the operations of
Dixie County..
John L. Driggers, Chairman
James T. Valentine, Vice-
Hoyt J. "Buddy" Lamb
Marcus A. Hays
Alton J. Land
Chad Allen Reed, Clerk of Court
Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk
Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
The Chairman, John L. Driggers,
called the meeting to order and
announced that the County Attorney,
Joey Lander will not be able to attend
the meeting due to prior commitments
at the time the meeting was scheduled.
Invocation by Commissioner
Pledge to flag led by
Commissioner Lamb
Chairman Driggers stated that
Kathryn McInnis would like to make
an announcement.
Ms. MclInnis stated that she is here
to extend an invitation to the Board
and public to attend the reception of
Mr. Clifford Clark, Sr. who will be the
105 years old on Monday, February
27'h, 2006. She asked the Board to
consider presenting him with a plaque
regarding his. longevity of life and
being the oldest member of the Dixie
County population.
Motion by Commissioner Land,
seconded by Commissioner Hays and
carried with all in favor to proceed
with the plaque. The Board asked Ms.
Mclnnis to meet with Arthur Bellot
and work out the details of the
I1 action Ite: Resolution No. 2006-
07, a resolution in opposition of the
closure of the Department of Children
& Families Services office in Dixie
Clerk Reed asked Commissioner
Lamb to inform the Board about the
information he has received and the
reason for the resolution.
Commissioner Lamb stated that he
has received official word that the
Department of Children and Families
Cross City Office will be closing and it
will be detrimental to this county and
surrounding areas. He stated that he
asked Chad to prepare a resolution
opposing the closing of the office and
asked the Clerk to read the resolution.
Clerk Reed read the resolution.
Motion by Commissioner Lamb,
seconded by Commissioner Hays and
carried with all Commissioners in
favor of Resolution 2006-07.
Mr. Reed presented a quote from
Femco Machine Company for Dragline
repairs. Estimated Labor and expenses
to do the scope of work listed is
$6,850.00;., The quote for estimated
parts for work that is unknown at tlisi
time is between $4,000-4.500 00 M'i
Reed asked what the Board wants him
to do. .
Commissioner Lamb stated that
his estimation is $ 12,000 but could be
Mr. Reed stated yes but it could be
more. The repair work will be done at
the site.
Discussion followed.
Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Lamb and carried with all in favor to
have the repairs done.
a. Action Item: Loan for purchase
of 2006 Mack Truck and 2 acres
Land both at 48 months with,
quarterly payments.
Ms. Dey presented quotes received as
1. Bank of America-Truck interest
rate is 7.5% with 1% fee
Land interest rate is
7.25% with 1% fee
2. Drummond Community Bank--
Truck and Land 4.3%
3. Capital City Bank-Truck and
Land'4.45% fixed
Discussion followed.
Motion by Commissioner Hays,
seconded by Commissioner Valentine
and carried with all in favor to take the
lowest bid by Drummond Community
Bank at 4.3% with Chairman Drtggers
to sign the loan documents.
Mr. Hetzel came before the Board
and made an offer to buy back the
Limb Mower and get Dixie County
into another on at the same price as the
one purchased in 2004. We want to
Arthur Bellot stated that the Board
needs to understand that they will keep
the same payment rate but it will go
from a five to seven year term.
SAfter some discussion, motion by
Commissioner Lamb. seconded by
Commissioner Land and carried to
..take the deal and sale back the
machine and purchase another under
the plan discussed.
Mr. Hetzel stated he would send
Mr. Bellot the written contract to be
signed by the Chairman.
Commissioner Driggers stated that
the Horseman's Association is ready to

accept the, agreement to move opt to
the Hudson, "Pop Vames Recreation
Park". ,
Motion by Commissioner
Valentine, seconded by Commissioner
Land and :carried to 'approve the
Arthur Bellot stated he is not sure
about some of the agreement.
Commissioner Driggers stated that
they will get it night.
Arthur Bellot presented a letter he
received from the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement regarding the
gubernatorial appointment term of the
District Medical Examiner in District
Three expiring on July 1, 2006. They
enclosed a Reappointment Ballot Form
and requests that it is returned by
March 17, 2006.
Representatives from the State
Attorney's Office were present for the

Dixie County does not have a
contract with Jacksonville Medica
Examiner and the result is the high
cost for each autopsy rendered. The
hardship on the county budget was
Clerk Reed commented that he
feels that something can be worked ou
with the Gainesville Medica
Examiner. It will take Arthur and
getting together with them.
David Phelps, State Attorney
Representative stated that if Dixie
County works out a deal with
Gainesville they will be accepted for
Clerk Reed stated that he will gel
a date set up for a meeting with the
Gainesville Medical Examiner.
Mr. Paul Stresing came before the
Board and presented several options
for the courthouse renovations. The
State Attorney's Office Staff were
present for input; also Sheriff Dewey
Hatcher and Scott Gantt were present.
Toby Dickey, Bert Buzbee, and
Jennifer Bellot of DeYoung and
Dickey Construction were present for
any changes that may occur on the
renovations that have already started.
After -discussion, the Board
approved to exchange some space with
the State Attorney Office for a jury
The Board worked out some
exchanging space between the Board
Staff and the Clerk of Court. The
Clerk is to receive the existing Board
of Commission Meeting Room and
Board Staff Office Space for the new
renovation area. The Board agreed to
move theii staff if they lose no space or
can gain space.
Paul Stresing is to work up the
new drawing and bring it back to the
next meeting for the final approval.
There was some discussion to
survey the courthouse block and the
* block across CR351 (annex and
parking. lot) to begin the process for
building a three story annex.
The present parking lot will be
scheduled for striping to organize
The meeting adjourned at 6:30
John L. Driggers, Chairman
Chad Allen Reed, Clerk of Court

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006 Kabbit Show

Rabbit Showmanship

Photos in the above collage are of some of the entrants and their rabbits as they vie for the Grand Champion
trophy for the 2006 Suwannee River Youth Fair Rabbit Show.

By Terri Langford Staff Writer
The 2006 Rabbit Show & Rabbit Showmanship contest was held on Friday evening, March 1 '.
There were 65 participants with 81 rabbits shown. Judge Tamara Reeves of Middleburg had just
finished with the Cloverbuds Show and took only a short break before judging the Dixie, Gilchrist
and Levy county 4-H and FFA clubs entries.
There was a variety of breeds in this year's show, Lop, Rex, Dutch, Lionhead Netherland
Dwarf, Satin and New Zealand were the largest groups, followed by some unusual breeds Florida
White, American Sable, Chinchilla, Jersey Wooly and Himalayan. However, they all had one
feature in common... they were incredibly soft!
The judge began the tedious task of searching for the grand champ rabbit. It seemed this year
was a hard one for the judge as she was overheard time and time again; giving high marks for the
rabbits as she carefully examined each. She would choose the best from each of the 10 divisions and
then from those ten, she narrowed it down to the top two rabbits of the show.
S After a long night of competition, the Grand and Reserve Champions were announced. The 2006
Grand Champion Rabbit is Krystina Thompson of Gilchrist County Country Grown 4-H. The 2006
Reserve Champion is Jeffrey Williams of Gilchrist County Bell Senior FFA. Congratulations to you

Throughout the year all of the entrants worked hard raising their rabbits and getting ready for the
competition. We would like to congratulate them all for a job well done. This year's entrants were:
Brittany McDaniel-G4H Rachel Keels-LFFA Ashley Kimbrell-L4H
Kaylee Hartman-LFFA Aundrea Wood-G4H Holly Brigman-D4H
Travis Sheffield-GiH Briana Cannon-L4H Tristan Smith-D4H
Scott Sheffield-G4H Jeffrey Williams-GFFA Danielle Holstein-G4H
Amanda Jamison-GFFA Audrey Bloodworth-D4H Desiree Holstein-G4H
;. Spencer Hewitt-G4H Chad Trail-G4H Joseph Overstreet-G4H
Heath Montogmery-D4H Colby Trail-G4H Hilary Davis-LFFA
Jessica Ruland-LFFA Brandalyn Bishop-G4H Holly Davis-LFFA
Tucker McDaniel-G4H Krystina Thompson-G4H Ashley Carter-DFFA
Hannah Lyles-G4H Lauren Ryan-G4H Bailey Roux-G4H
Lauren Ellison-GFFA Cynthia Nobs-G4H Kailey Roux-G4H
Baylee Rolling-G4H Christina Nobs-GFFA Tray Roux-G4H
Adrianna Hodge-G4H Amanda Nobs-GFFA Samantha Ealum-DFFA
Sara Moran-GFFA Jeannie Smith-G4H Dalas Carter-L4H
Cody Darling-G4H Shelby Mills-LFFA Kasidy Schultz-L4H
Arialle Spencer-GFFA Allie Clark-L4H Kyle Schultz-L4H
Deborah "D" Jones-G4H Dustin Holt-GFFA Joy Nazworth-GFFA
Albery Cremer-D4H Aaron Brown-G4H Kelsey Russell-L4H
Wyatt Plemmons-L4H Levi Carpenter-D4H Nathan Thisse-G4H
Katie Enfinger-D4H Allie Carpenter-DFFA Patrick Thisse-G4H
Ridge Coe-D4H Olivia Hurley-D4H latio
[i._ Jenna Rae-Lynne Coe-D4H Tristan Pickern-D4H Congratuations

ZOO6 Cloverbud abbit Show

Pictured above are some of the contestants of this year's Cloverbud Rabbit Show with their rabbits. It was
one Kodak moments after another! There are a few "future" Cloverbuds pictured as well that were theri to
help give support to their big brothers and sisters.
By Terri Langford Staff Writer
The 2006 Suwannee River Fair Cloverbud Rabbit Show was held last Friday, March 10th in the
main arena of the fairgrounds pavilion for the youngest entrants of the fair. Once again Tamara
Reeves of Middleburg judged the rabbits and gave the young 4-Her's tips on the care of their rabbits
and what to look for in a grand champion. This year there were 54 rabbits shown and they were all
soft and cuddly.
For many of the entrants, this Was their first time as participants at the fair. They came from
Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy Counties and it was inspiring to see the friendships that developed
throughout the afternoon.
All the participants were named winners and awarded a green ribbon that signified the work and
care they had given to their. rabbits.
The following is a list of all this year's entrants Congratulations to you all!
Dustin Aldrich-L4H Faith Engstrom-L4H Tyler Reed-G4H
Sydney Allen-L4H Liza Fowler-D4H Cheyenne Siegel-G4H
Tymber Anderson-D4H Colby Hewett-D4H Molly Smith-D4H
Heather Beach-G4H Tyler Hewett-D4H Todd Smith-G4H
Tenlee Beauchamp-L4H Charly Higginbotham-D4H Hannah Snellgrove-D4H
Logan Beck-L4H Kamron Hurst-D4H Morgan Stemple-D4H
Savanna Beckham-D4H Triston Hurst-D4H Whitney Stemple-D4H
Kristin Begue-D4H Jonathan Jenkins-D4H Will Sumner-D4J
Serena Berry-D4H Brad Keen-D4H Selena Thomas-G4H
Breanna Berry-D4H Brittany Keen-D4H Corey Trail-G41!
Sabrine Brown-G4H Jakeb Kennedy-L4H Emily Tumond-L4H
Kenneth Buchanan-D4H Landon Kennedy-L4H Trey Tummond-L4H
Sarah Buchanan-D4H Aaryn Lord-D4H Kole VanAernam-D4H
Dawn Cameron-G4H Ashton Mathews-G4H Kinsey Ward-L4H
Colby Cannon-D4H Karlie Meeks-L4H Lacee Ward-L4H
Kason Carr-D4H Raigan NesSmith-D4H Amber Welder-G4H
Kaylee Cremer-D4H Lane Ordway-G4H T.J. Williams-G4H
Jordan Delaney-D4H Adasyn Overstreet-G4H James Wood-G4H
Corey Dukes-G4H Dalton Parker-D4H
Jordan Elmore-G4H Allie Pinner-D4H

Many IThlia o PAlSe Joes Who todb'taftf he bbWtShow Th
Year .4fTo li AylghwM Who oodiatd The Cloverbud Show
A speWalaiks goes out to their staffof volu/wtevs as well.

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Page 14
Important &
Time Saving
Information For
Anyone Needing
A New Or
Social Security
Number & Card
By ClifCopeland
Social Security Public Affairs
A Social Security card and
number are almost essentials for
life in 21st century America. That
is why Social Security wants to
make sure that if you or a family
member is applying for a new or a
replacement Social Security card
that you understand the new rules
on what identifying documents
you will need to bring with you.
Here is some useful information
that can make the application
process easier and quicker.
If you are applying for a new
oi replacement Social Security
First, all documents that you
bring to Social Security to prove
your identity, age, citizenship or
immigration status must be either
originals or copies certified by the
issuing agency. Social Security
cannot accept photocopies or
notarized copies of documents.
Social Security also has strict
requirements on what documents
we can accept to prove your
citizenship and identity.
Under the new law, only
certain documents can be accepted
as proof of U.S. citizenship.
.These include your U.S. birth
certificate or U.S. passport, or a
Certificate of Naturalization or
Certificate of Citizenship. If you
are applying for a replacement
Social Security card and you are
already in our records, Social
Security does not need proof of
your citizenship or age.
Social Security will ask you to
prove your identity by providing
an acceptable document that
shows your name, identifying
information and preferably a
recent photograph. Examples of
acceptable identity documents
include your U.S. driver's license,
State-issued non-driver,
identification card or U.S.
I If you do not have these
documents or cannot get a
replacement for them within 10
days, we will ask to see other
proofs of identity, such as an
employee ID card, a school ID
card, a health insurance card or an
adoption decree.
If you are not a U.S. citizen
and are applying for a Social
Security card and number, we will
need to see your current U.S.
i~imigration documents.
Acceptable documents for proof of
Identity for non-citizens include
urrent U.S. immigration
documentss from the Department
of Homeland Security, such as
Form 1-551, 1-94 with an
unexpired foreign passport or a
work permit card (1-766 or I-
: If you need to change your
'naine on your Social Security card
SEach year millions of people
change their name. Whether due
to a marriage, divorce or any other
situation, reporting a name change
-to Social Security helps ensure
,that you will receive proper credit
,for your earnings and, one day, the
'Social Security benefits based on
Those earnings. If you need to
ihanmge your name on your Social
:Security card, you must show
roof of your legal name change.
Acceptable documents include a
.jmurriage document, a divorce
.decree stating that you may
change your name or a court order
for a name change, provided that
these documents give identifying
information about you, such as
'our date of birth or age.
SIf the documents that you
provide do not give enough
identifying information about you,
Social Security will ask that you
.also provide other documents.
.Y.Ou would need two identity
documents, one showing your old
n _ameand a second document with
uyoir new name. And these
-documents must have identifying
.information or a recent
To find out more about the
Rules for getting a Social Security
Number and card, just visit our

Website at
" www.socialsecurny gov/ssnumber
The websuie includes all of the
information you may need
depending upon your personal
a situation, i.e., needing a,
replacement card, needing a card
because of a change of name,
;, needing a number for a child or a
, foreign-born adopted child. The
', Website also has valuable
i information on protecting your
Social Security number and on'
' how to report a lost or stolen
;' Social Security card.
, If you do not have access to
' the Internet, you can call our toll-
, free, number at 1-800-772-1213
, (TTY 1-800-325-0778) and ask
Getting A Social Security Number
and Card..


LCCC Offers Basic Law

Enforcement Classes
Lake City Community College will offer a Basic Law
Enforcement Officer Academy in Curriculum Maintenance System
(CMS) format April 17-September 7. This program will be
conducted on the Olustee Campus in Building 3, Lab 2. The class
will be 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, with a few weekend
training dates required.
This course will qualify an individual to take the Florida Law
Enforcement Certification Exam.
Applicant must meet state minimum requirements for law
enforcement service to include passing the Basic Abilities Test for
Law Enforcement and a criminal history fingerprint check.
Academy student must be 19 years of age before July 24, 2006,
have a high school diploma or GED, and pass a physical exam.
All application forms and documentation must be submitted to
the Law Enforcement Department before the date of the orientation
meeting. The application deadline is Monday, April 3.
There will be a MANDATORY pre-registration/orientation
meeting on Wednesday, April 5 at 1 p.m. in Building 3 on the
Olustee campus.
For application materials and additional information call the
Law Enforcement Department at (386) 754-4383 contact the
instructor by email at brownd@lakecitycc.edu, or visit the Lake
City Community College Web page at "www.lakecitycc.edu."

Artists' Reception & Exhibition

To Be Held March 18th

Renna, a local artist, is seen above with one of her award winning
paintings, "Destiny's Way". The painting took 2nd place honors in
February at the Cedar Key Art Festival. This is one of the many
paintings you will be able to view at a exhibition this coming Saturday.
Point of View would like to invite you to an exhibition of art
by two local artists Anne Shaver-Sips and Renna. You will find the
artists have very different styles. Anne Shaver-Sips is a traditional
artist who does beautiful landscapes and chapels and flowers while
Renna has an open and unusual out-of-the-way approach to art in
You can meet both of these ladies and see their work on
Saturday, March 18th at the Point of View, 17452 US 19 NW,
Fanning Springs from 10 am until 4 pm. Champagne and
chocolates will be served. All art will be on display on Sunday,
March 19h as well.

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State Certified Residential Appraiser #2912
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** 2 BR B n 1/2 acre on corner paved lot on CR 351A, approximately
one mile north of Courthouse. ,$9'5,00.08. REDUCED $55,000.00.
-2/2 ON 1/2 ACRE OFF US 1n North on SW 316 Ave. Recently
renovated with new cabinets, range & ref, heat pump, refinished wood
floors, HWH and exterior paint. $85,000.
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..
= IN CROSS CITY 2 BR, 1 hoe o avd corner lot. Cent. H/A, wood
floors, garage, fenced bVlA0rri'iM $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.
S1 ACRE on Log Landing Road. $20,000.00.
*. 3 WOODED ACRES just off Willow Hole Road in Old Town $45,000.00.
-110 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.
*1090'x100' lots in Skyline Heights Subd. $10,000.
.10 WOODED ACRES on NE 636 Street off CR 55-A- $120,000.


Secretary Cobb



For Folklife


Master Artists

& Apprentices
Secretary of State Sue
M. Cobb announced today that
the Florida Department of
State Folklife Apprenticeship
Program is seeking Master
Artist and Apprentice
applications for its 2006
program. Expert practitioners
of traditional arts and people
with a strong commitment to
learning and perpetuating
Florida folk arts are
encouraged to apply. "By
supporting the continuation of
community folk traditions,
Floridians ensure the future of
the state's cultural vitality,"
said Secretary Cobb.

The Apprenticeship
Program provides an
opportunity for qualified
apprentices to study traditional
arts for an extended period
with recognized master folk
artists. Traditions supported by
the program to date have
included Seminole patchwork,
Irish fiddling, Afro-Caribbean
percussion, Cracker cow whip
making, Japanese flower
arranging, African American
blues and many more.
Master artists and
prospective apprentices must
apply as teams, submitting
joint applications to the Bureau

of Historic Preservation by
May 15, 2006. The program
provides a stipend to the
master/apprentice teams as
well as funds for supplies.
For an application or
additional information, contact
Tina Bucuvalas, Florida
Folklife Program, Bureau of
Historic Preservation, 500 S.
Bronough Street, Tallahassee,
FL 32399-0250 or call
850.245.6333 or
800.847.PAST. Applications
are posted on Florida Folklife
Program Web site at
vationn/f'lk li f'lapnnrn ticcslini/

POST 383
..... 1297 NE 82nd Ave.*Old Town, FL
Will Celebrate St. Patrick s Day
Thursday, March 16 at the Post
Dinner served from 5pm 7pm
Carl Miller playing for your dancing enjoyment from 7-10 pm

Post 383 Is Open Daily From 12 Noon 9PM

Old Town 542-7835 Steinhatchee 498-7637
Mary Ross & Ronnie Edmonds Steinhatchee Office
Lois Litchfield Mills Old Town Office
THIS IS A RARE FINDi Beautiful Cypress Home On

Suwannee Ri.er. This is a 2 BR, with upstairs area
'> *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.
ii Appro'x. IG0O'x300 lot with 160' on river. Nice dock.
Come enjoy some of the best freshwater fishing in
Florida. $369, 00.

QUIET COUNTRY SETTING in Cross City area. This 5 "
year old home has 2 1 bath. One BR has a nice
sitting area. Approve. 1900 sq. ft, situated on 3.5
acres. Grab ,our chair & enjoy your own fishing
pond. Huge pole barn or workshop. $ 1 50,000.
1 '.1k v %A .

"Phillip D. Cothron, Lic.
,- Real Estate Broker

(352) 542-1313 or (352) 493-1069

yJake Cravey (352) 356-1235
Marcus Hays
(352) 578-4232

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I .


Fanning Springs Chamber of

Commerce Holds Annual Banquet
As members and friends gathered at the Lighthouse
Restaurant to enjoy a quiet evening, President Cheryl Nekola
welcomed everyone to Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce
Annual Banquet. It was time to take a moment to look back at the
accomplishments of the chamber over the past year and say a few
thank-yous to those that helped make it all possible. The Fanning
Springs Chamber works hard all year to assist visitors and
businesses alike with information, mail-outs and referrals of all

The first political con-
vention held for the purpose
of nominating candidates
was held in New York City
in 1812.

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Quality Used

.Mobile Homes
Perry,, FL

-(850) 584-7094

Moose Lodge members, were named volunteers ,of the year.
Clark has been active in the festival for about 15 years, assisting
with fundraising and selling refreshments. The stage setup each
year would not be possible without the assistance of Bob
McMullen, along with the inmates from Lancaster Correctional.
Administrator Frank Nekola on behalf of the Suwannee
River Moose Lodge #325 accepted the Nonprofit Organization of
the Year award. The Lodge and its members are staunch
supporters of the Festival and assist the Chamber in many ways
from helping with entertainment, setups and anything else that
needs to be done.
Also honored were Becky & Roger Sanford of the
Suwannee River Cruisers Boat Club as they received the
President's Pick award for their many hours of community
service. Mickey & Ruth Ann Lindsey received special awards for
the success of Santa Land for the past 15 years.
Mary Frances Jolley, a chamber director and 81-year-old
businesswoman, was honored with the new Lifetime
Achievement award for her dedication to her years of service to
the chamber, community and family. Velma Poole was
recognized for her dedication of service on behalf of the chamber,
handling much of the festival workload, and representing the
chamber and community to the public and other chambers.
Special recognition of achievement awards were
presented by Secretary Velma Poole to the Tri County Car Club
and accepted by Val & Russ Short. Mayor Carol McQueen
accepted awards for the City of Fanning Springs, Fanning Springs
Volunteer Fire Department and Ron McQueen for their
outstanding support of, the Festival. Wendy Greene was
recognized for assisting, with the refreshments after the Boat
Parade and helping wherever needed. Suwannee Gables Motel &
Marina was recognized for the use of their facilities each year for
the Boat Parade celebration. Gina Cowsert was recognized for
the great job she does each year with entertaining everyone at the
Festival as well Toney & Laura Murphy. Gina and Laura shared
the role of MC's for the event.
President Nekola presented chamber members Gerald &
Melba Goldschlager who were- named to the director list as
alternate directors for the year, of 2006. Gina Cowsert was
introduced as the new Chairperson for the Festival of Lights for
the coming year as Cheryl Nekola stepping down from that
position. Gina has good leadership and management skills and
she stated that she was going to do the best job possible, but
needed everyone's' help.
The Chamber will meet next at the Homestead
Restaurant at 8:00 am on Wednesday, March 15th. Please come
join us.
Submitted by:
Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce
Ph. 352-463-9089 or 463-7919

As many of you know the Festival of Lights is the main
event for the Chamber each year and it takes a lot of volunteers
.and even more hard work to bring the Festival to our community
-for all to enjoy. Most of the awards for the evening were in
.recognition of those dedicated people.
The Friends of Manatee Springs CSO, represented by
-Carlton Pierce and Dexter Hughes was honored as the volunteer
,,organization of the year. Due to a conflict of events, Pierce and
,Hughes were unable to attend, and Fanning Springs State Park
,assistant manager Steve Davenport accepted the award on their
'behalf. Steve Davenport then returned to accept the Business of
the ,Year award on behalf of the park. The dedication and
excellent park management made this award a must as the staff
attends to the details that assist in the day long festival each year
.run smoothly.
Herb Clark and Bob McMullen, both Suwannee River.



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f Old Town: 542-7027 r,
Cross City: 498-5184
il Fanning Springs: 463-0707
y f Horseshoe Beach: 498-2400.

"SeWling afllof 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 & NE4 24,,
* Lots 23 & 24 Teakwood Village, 1.2 acres each mol, $22,0003.
each NE 349 Ave ; ....
* 20 acres, PRICE REDUCED to $185,000 property is offeof
351 near with 4" well, cleared driveway and home site:'Off
Andrew Sauls Road, NE 348"' Street
* Lot 1 Mathew Plantation, 2.74 acres, off Spillers Hwy,
partially cleared, cul-de-sac, adjoins large county property,
$35,000 NE 400 Ave
* 5.42 acres, lot 9 High Ridge Estates Subdivision just offof 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, 10S' on -
US 19 between Cross City and Old Town, asking $38 90. 1
* 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 US.19-,.
outside Cross City near CR 358, $22,000 each
0 Lot 4 Long Pond Estates, zoned C-2, 100' on US-19, well,"--'.
septic Power pole, Mobile home, driveway, $29,900 '
* Home on 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 Av e
* 1/1 home on 4 lots in Suwannee Gardens w/ paved road -
frontage (CR 317), 2 storage bldgs., REDUCED to $46,900 .6
1204 SE Hwy 317
* Older 2/1 mobile home with Roof Over, REDUCED to :",-
$65,000. 111 S.E 140 Ave off of 55A "
* Two waterfront lots on quiet serene upper Steinhatchee'river.,-
2/1 wood frame home on stilts sits on I acre lot. Nice \o oded
/4 acre lot mol adjacent. Lots 1 & 2 unit 1 Mingo Acres,, ..
asking $250,000 SW 123.Ave
* 3/2 home on 1 acre corner lot with paved 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 yard w/ coy pond & fountain, new metal roof, rew
paint, lighted staircase, concrete block / wood frame
construction $369,000 CR 317
* Hunters Haven! Cabin and RV on l00x 100 lot in Sky:Lin0.: ,
Heights near Rays Sawmill Hunting club ,% ith huge old trees1.
The cabin is furnished, $29,000 NE 472.Ave ..


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Chiefland, FL 32644
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community on the East asde of ouwannee and 3BA SWMH has a roof over and has had a large
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a priority. With 2900 sq. t. of living area, here are floor plar with plenty of room for entertaining.
ust a few of the special features: Master Suite .The home also features a deck with a river view
wth large his/hes bathrooms., g. kitchen, dining & elevator, a dock and boathouse with storage,
room. living room with rock fireplace. workshop.
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moro details. $569.500. (LW.746942) (352) 493- minutes to the Gulf or Mexicol Fishing,
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Suwannee, FL 32692:
(352) 542-9007

LIVING IS AL ABOUTI This 3/3 home sitson 4"n
acres In a deed restricted subdivision Just outside
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there is plenty of room for pool parties. The 16OO
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shopping. SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY guest house, storage shed, workshop w/
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THIS 2/2 DWMH ON 1.5 LOT paved street and
great location near Manatee Springs. Priced to
sell. $54,900. (LMH-748614-K) (352) 493-2221.

meke this 1 SR'eBA home on deao ailtwter
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This is the time all across the state when seasons are changing,
S. %.. hen things are turning from brown to green, as we look forward
( to spring. But for school officials it is a time to expect a fury of
unfunded mandates and proposals to pour out of Tallahassee as
.. the legislature starts the session for this year:
S Superintendent One of the proposals drawing a lot of attention is the effective
Dennis W. Bennett compensation or E-Comp proposal. This proposal would pay
bonuses to just 10% of Florida's teachers. These bonuses would go first to teachers whose students
showed the most improvements on the FCAT, then to top performing teachers for non-FCAT
classes. There is no clear direction on how to measure these teachers and the money would have to
come from the overall pot of money for teacher salaries. We continually see this as a major concern
as we award 10% of the teachers, ignoring the successes of the other 90%. In our schools, we
approach a child's education using the team approach, everyone contributes to the child's success.
The E-Comp proposal is too narrow as it focuses on a single test, the FCAT, not considering the
students that have made some progress. We feel as if this is a plan to reward educators and help keep
them in the education field, and when the educators themselves aren't happy with the proposal, then
something's wrong.
Another proposal would require districts to put 65% of their budgets into classrooms. We see no
rationale for picking a particular number. Why 65%? Why not 50% or 70%? This proposal would
not provide any new funds, but rather relocate the districts money, which could cut critical budgets
Like transportation or technology. School districts are being required by the state to take on extra
.responsibilities each year that are not directly inside the classrooms. We are to take care of their
health needs, juvenile justice needs, nutrition needs, sex education, drug and alcohol abuse
education, character education, anti-smoking education, gambling education and many, many more
responsibilities that are unfunded mandates, which fall back on schools that already have under
funded budgets. This proposal doesn't,provide any new funds or increase any resources going into
the schools. Florida, right now ranks 41st among other states in per pupil spending. This is certainly
:,embarrassing. We don't need a 65% rule, what we need is to increase our resources for school
l districts. We could at least move our Florida school districts in the top 50% of the nation.
The legislature is looking to delay school start dates until after Labor Day. This is not a
particular concern in small districts, since our students aren't working in the farm fields as they have
in the past. This is a big district initiative to expand summer tourism so that businesses can earn
more profit. Small districts are more concerned about ending the school semester before Christmas.
If we didn't do this, final exams would have to be given after the Christmas break.
Our hope this year is that the legislature won't act hastily, passing bills that are not thought out
.and unproven. It's not fair to the students or schools to use them as guinea pigs for proposals that
could cause more confusion than help.


For All




Happy 8th Birthday
Cason, Happy Birthday
(Shorty) I love & miss you
r Love A.J.


Celebrates Birthday
Our Dearest Christopher,
Another birthday is here and you are more
/; precious to us every day. You are a fine young man
and we are so very proud of you. You have brought
us so much joy and touched so many people. May
all your hopes and dreams come true and all the
best things in life come your way.
Happy Birthday!
PaPa & Granny Corbin

RRMS Principal's List
Each six weeks students at Ruth Rains Middle School who
have straight "A's" or 5 "A's" and 1 "B", no discipline referrals
and 2 or less absences are rewarded by being placed on the schools
Principal's List. These students come to lunch early each day for
.six weeks.
4'h Six Weeks Kautzer. Matthew
6'h Graders Locke, Lindsey .
Anderson, Dylan Lyles, Jamie
Brown, Maur> Martin, Lysah
Browning-Pattengale. Tara Martin, Megan
Butler, Jennifer Meekins, Zachary
"Cannon, Chelsy Neiss, Ariel
Carroll, Hailey O'Steen, Lacy
-Cassidy, Ariel Pinner, Brittany
SChristmas, Zeb Schlusemeyer, Erik
Hicks, Shelby Singleton, Nathan
Lamar, Kelby Stewart, Meriah
Lehman, Theresa Thornton, Hillary
Ottinger, Ty VanAernam, Kelsey
Patterson, Anna Weaver, Amanda
Spurlin, Shawn Weber, Amber
Wetzel, Chelsea Weeks, Kayla
7"' Graders Yarrell. Albert
A lcorn-Hatcher. Ada 8"' Graders
A~llen, Courtney Allen. Jennifer
'De, Caysi Beckham. Jessilen
t)powning, Shelby Brigman. Holly
-Eltbn. Eli Collmns. Brittany
-owler. Samantha Fowler. Charla
>fragale, Thomas Keen, Kameron
SGoodson, Lee Napier. Destinee
-arris, Latonya Sullivan, Brett



Zippers. Blackeyes, Ford
Hoods. Baby Green Limas,
Pink-eyed Purple Hulls, While
Acre. Speckled Butter Beans.
Green Beans. Butter Peas
Shelled, Blanched
& Frozen


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

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Collards, Mustards,
Turnips $1.50

$7.00 Undressed
$10.00 Dressed

Help prevent damage from bark beetles,
diseases, and wildfire through practices
that promote healthy pines.

* Thin dense pine stands.
* Control understory
plant competition.
* Minimize tree wounds
during harvests.

Mrn ro M p

* Use prescribed fire.
* Harvest low-vigor
stands and replant.
* Plant species right
for the soil and site.

A message from the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Services,
Division of Forestry, the University of
Florida/IFAS, and the USDA Forest Service.

Pro uce

copae s omar re.,.'h rs-No .omarion


Call (352) 498-2580



Each, MOL, $75,000.00 each.

Front half of each tract underbrushed with paved
road frontage. Located on old 351-U North. (NE
516th Avenue). Directions to property: Go North
'on Hwy. 349 and turn right at McCrabb Church, will
'be on your right across from Swiston Ranch. Call
(352) 498-3897 or 542-0840, ask for Judy.


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Celebrates 2"n Anniversa

March 20, 2004
Happy Anniversary Mommy & Daddy
Happy 2nd Anniversary BoKaye and Nathan
Mom, Jason, Hubel, Tina and Haley Herring
Mom and Dad Wright

Happy 5th Birthday

Kenlee &

We love you,
Mommy &Daddy


Grapple, Loader, B
Root Rake, Trencher,
Concrete Breaker,
Tree Boom, Truss Boom d i

Michael Edinger
P.O. Box 609 Home (352) 542-8609
Old Town, FL 32680 Cell (352) 665-8609

It's A Boy!

Cale Beckham
The proud parents of Cale Red Hatters Dine
Edward Mitchumn Beckham are d D n
Scott and Shannon Beckham.
Cale was born November 16, *
2005 at 11:59 p.m. He weighed .
6 pounds 10 ounces. His
brothers, Matt, Cole and James ...
and his sister Casey, welcomed .
Cale to this world.
Grandparents are Bart and
Doris Beckham of Cross City
Fl and Barbara Rapa of St.
Petersburg Fl. I

How To Own The First Habitat,
For Humanity Home In The Area

& First Build Scheduled:
Habitat for Humanity of the Suwannee Valley is planning its
first "build" on March 18, 2006. Volunteers will be building a
playhouse in Dixie County at the First Baptist Church in Cross
City. The playhouse will be raffled off to a lucky winner. All
proceeds will go towards Habitat for Humanity's mission of
building homes for deserving families in the Tri-Counrity area.
Tickets will be sold at the build for $5 each or three for $10. Call
Gigi @ 463-7207 or Natasha @ 463-0724 for tickets.
Also, we are about to start accepting applications for tic
FIRST Habitat for Humanity home in the Dixie, Gilchrist, apd
Levy County areas! I .. ;
For an application or more information, please contact
someone on the family selection committee. Tamara 528-935,
Callie 528-9070, Jackie 528-3580, Marissa 528-4321, Trim9 5,28-
4256, or Susan (727) 259-8989.
There will be several upcoming meetings for orientation and
training for prospective homeowners. This week's meetings will
be held on March 17th at Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church @
661 NW 1st Ave in Williston from 6-8pm. March 18th @ the
'Holy Family Catholic Church @ 17353 N.W. 27A in Williston
from 9-1 1.am. Also, there will be a second meeting on March 18.ih
@ the United Christian Service Church in Cross City, across fr.-,n
the Dixie County Courthouse from 1-3:30pm.
In Williston

Our Feb. 2006 meeting was held at the
Driftwood Restaurant in Williston right on Hwy
27A, we opted to eat on the outside patio and a
lot of horn blowers and wavers at us. Of course
you could see all of our red hats blocks away.
The dinner was great and so was the weather:
There are lots of Red Hat things going on in the
area and we discussed goine to as much as

possible for each individual's schedule. ',We
missed those that could not attend ddel' to
schedules and hope to see them next month.

Watch your paper for what we might pbep
to next month. Until then this is Princess Peint
and Shooter signing off. .
By Elaine Howell

*25 Years Experience
oLicensed & Insured
*All Types of Roofing
*New Reroofs Repairs
Metal Roofing -
Shingle Plys Modified
Call For Estimate
Old Town
(352) 542-2696
or Toll Free 1-888-907-ROOF (7663)
Lic. # CCC1325594

SPage 17





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

Qualifications are to be submitted on M. M.
Parrish Construction's form and submitted by
March 31, 2006. Forms can be downloaded
from our website,
Contact Doua Taulbee at (352) 378-1571 or
dtaulbee@)parrishconstruction.com for
questions or additional information.


P.O. BOX 609 \
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
Certificate No.: 972
May 23, 2002

Description of Property:

Parcel No. 26-11-13.6778-000D-0010
03-12-13-6778-000D.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 said
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;
thence North 87 deg. 48 min. 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 of 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 feet, more or less, to an
intersection with a line bearing North 87 deg.
40 min, 49 sec. East from the said point of
b-ginning; thence South 87 deg. 48 min, 49 I
seo.. West, a distance of 8 feet to an
intersection with the said traverse line; thence
cpfitinue South 87 deg. 48 min. 49 sec. West,
a-&istance of 1069.95 feet to an intersection
vitlh the said West line of Section 26, and the
point of beginning.
Subject to the restrictions of record.
Rt. 3, Box 1990
Lake City, FL 32024
Rt. 2, Box 4031
Lake City, FL 32024-7433

VWARNING: Said property being in the County
6f Dixie, State of Florida. Unless such I
certificate shall be redeemed according to law
the property described in such certificate shall I
be sold to the highest bidder at the Dixie f
County Courthouse on April 11, 2006 at

DATED this March 6, 2006
P(erk of the Circuit Court
By: Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk

P.O. BOX 609
The holder of the following certificate has filed c
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued t
thereon. The certificate number arid year of b
issuance, the description of the property, and (
the names in which it was assessed are as

Certificate No.: 878
May 23, 2002

Description of Property:

Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk

P.O. BOX 609

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
Certificate No.: 974
May 23, 2002
Description of Property:

Parcel No. 14-11-13-6778-000D-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, 6s 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
1321.58 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
Suwannee river; thence continue North 87
deg. 11 min. 26 sec. East, a distance of 15
feet, more or less, to the water's edge of the
Suwannee River; thence Southeasterly, along
the said water's edge, a distance of 305 feet,
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 the said traverse line; thence
continue South 87 deg. 13 min. 22 sec. West,
a distance of 1212.13 feet to the said point of

Containing 6.63 Acres, more or less.
Begin at the SW comer of Government Lot 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 13.00
feet; thence North 85 degrees 39 minutes 40
seconds East 20.00 feet; thence North 4
degrees 20 minutes 20 seconds West 13.00
feet to the South line of Government Lot 1;
hence South 85 degrees 39 minutes 40
seconds West along said Government Lot 1,
20.00 feet back to the point of beginning.

Subject to the restrictions of record.
IRVING, TX 75061
WARNING: Said property being in the County
f Dixie, State of Florida. Unless such
certificate shall be redeemed according to law
he property described in such certificate shall
e sold to the highest hidder at the nixie

SUBDIVISION, as shown by plat of said
subdivision of record of Plat book No. One of
the public records of Dixie County, Florida.
Subject to the restrictions of record.
857 Ninth Avenue
New York, 19, NY
31 Columbus Street
Auburn, NY 13020
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 March 28th, 2006 at
11:00 A.M.
DATED this February 6, 2006

Clerk of the Circuit Court



File No.: 06-0028-CP
Division: PROBATE


(Summary Administration)
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered in
the estate of DEBORAH JEAN MIKELL,
deceased, File Number 06-0028-CP, by the
Circuit Court for DIXIE County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is
CROSS CITY, FLOIRDA; that the decedent's
date of death was September 8, 2004; that
the total value of the estate is $35,950.00 and
that the names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by such order
Post Office box 121
Cross City, Florida 32628
Post Office Box 121
Cross City, Florida 32628

All creditors of the estate of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the estate of the decedent other than those
for whom provision for full payment was
made in the Order of Summary
Administration must file their claim with this



The date of first publication of this Notice is
March 16, 2006.

Persons Giving Notice
Post Office Box 121
Cross City, Florida 32628
Post Office Box 212
Cross City, Florida 32628
Attorney for Persons Giving Notice:
Florida Bar No. 0075779
Post Office Box 1388
Mayo, Florida 32066
Telephone: (386) 294-1688

CASE NO.: 06-0026-CP



County Courthouse on April 11, 2006 at /

1:00 A.M.

DATED this March 6, 2006
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Carla B. Downing, Deputy Clerk

Parcel No. 31-10-14-5665-0016-0280 LEGAL NO'
Lot 28, Block 16, SUWANNEE GARDEN
SUB-DIVISION, Dixie County, Florida, as per AMENDED NOTICE OF
plat recorded in Plat book 1, public records of FOR TAX D
Dixie County, Florida.
Chicago 40, Illinois
JOHN KRAMMERER The holder of the following
%Thomas MacDonald, said certificate for a tax
107 N. Carriage Rd. thereon. The certificate ni
BarIngton, IL 60010 issuance, the description c
the names in which it was
"ARI : Said property being in the County follows:
of Dixie, State of Florida. Unless such
certificate shall be redeemed according to law CertificateNo.: 766
ihe property described in such certificate shall May 25, 2000
be sold to the highest bidder at the Dixie
County Courthouse on Aoril 11. 2006 at Description of Property:

DATED this March 6, 2006

Parcel No. 36-10-13-5665
Lot 21, Block 13 of SUWA



RIDA 32680

certificate has filed
deed to be issued
umber and year of
if the property, and
s assessed are as

The administration of the estate of Sanford R.
Hilliard, deceased, whose date of death was
February 8, 2006; is pending in the Circuit
Court for Dixie County, Florida, Probate
Division; File Number 06-0026-CP; the
address of which is Dixie County Courthouse,
P.O. Box 1206, Cross City, Florida 32628.
The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons, who have claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims,
and who have been served a copy of this
notice, must file their claims with this court

All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons who have claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidated claims, must file
-0013-0210 their claims with this court WITHIN THREE



Personal Representative:.
3578 Whiddon Mill Road
Tifton, Georgia 31793
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Post Office Box 1161
Gainesville, Florida 32602
(352) 378-5603 (voice)
(352) 375-6249 (fax)
Florida Bar #283533

Levy County

Quilt Museum

Log Cabin Quilters met
Thursday, March 9"' at the
Levy County Quilt Museum. It
seems that every Thursday is
always so busy. Two old quilts
were put together and quilting
will be done at home. Many
have old quilt tops that need to
be quilted, as they become
treasures. Do not wash the tops
until they are quilted because
the thread may be bad but
when its quilted then
everything can be held
together. Wash very carefully
no more than a half a minute in
the washer on gentle cycle. Do
not put in the dryer but lay it
out on a sheet and let it air dry.
We had several visitors,
Jammie Hayes from
Tallahassee come to spend the
day and we had eight from
Orlando. We enjoy all that
come to visit as we make lots
of friends and get lots of hugs.
We will keep the yard sale
things here and hold it again
next weekend also. Come out
and see all the goodies.
Lunch was so good today.
Cleo made chicken with kraut,
Swiss cheese and Thousand
Island dressing. We had fresh
mustard out of my little
garden, cornbread, rutabaga
with cheese sauce, seven layer
jello, apple pie, rice with
mushrooms and so much more.




Can Be





Mr. & Mrs. Ricky Cannon

Mr. & Mrs. Ricky Cannon -
Mr. & Mrs. Ricky Cannon would like to take the time to thanks
the following people, Dewey & Lenette Hatcher for all you have
done for the wedding ceremony. Mama & Mr. Buddy thank you
for letting us have our dream wedding at your home. It meant a lot
to us. We also want to thank Michelle Clark & Leon Browbroski
for taking the pictures. Terri Markham for the bouquets. Thank you
to Audra Markham for doing my hair. To our family and friends
thank you for all you have done to make this special thank you.
We also want a special thank you to our kids for being with us
and for their support on our special day.
Ricky & Shelly Cannon.

Advocate Deadlines

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

. -'


. "If it's not working, give me a call"

MIKE JONES Reasonable,
(352) 226-6775 Friendly Service J

j t~.


*Driveways *Sidewalks
*Horse Barns *Utility Buildings

License No. 2005-0254

Allen Getz Mike Edinger
(352) 542-2874 (352) 542-8609
.. ... ..... r

BUD'S Boutonniere $24.95

Carpentry -Electrical
& Plumbing

Service HWV. 351 Cross City
Call (352) 542-7788 Ph. 498-3828


Homecoming & Sing

MARCH 19, 2006

*Sunday School 10AM *Morning Worship 11AM *Evening Worship 6PM

Pastor Royce Hanshew

Please Join Us For Our 31stAnnual Homecoming Celebration
There will be dinner on the ground following the morning service.
Everyone is welcome to join us for a time of good food & fellowship.

We will be having an Old-Fashioned Gospel Sing
featuring "One Reason" at 6:00 P.M. Sunday Night

P "IV 11193-01 UIUUV L UI UIV

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GET RESU LTS.......... fA ST

DWI Egu lfm[E L X 10- -VIn basketball, te'fw
MSELNO S accepting applications for 2006- HOUSEKEEPING DUTIES & buyers ready' to purchase your Jerse entshaves hadesixndif-
MISCELANEOUS 2007 Enrollment. We offer CLERK positions available at property for more than appraised fere ntdoms three in NewJ
Cf% CI orprae axCreitScolashpreMllers Marine in Suwannee, value. Call m oa o REYr n he nNw r

the/4, 1/2 or whole, $1.10 per Ib live
weight. Ray or Anne Hodges,
Evergreen Farm 352-542-7135
Like new, only wore once. One is
pjnk, size 4 and the other is blue,
srnall 6. Prices vary. Call for Tina
f6r: more information 352-578-
s0*< 12
with bush hog. and swing blade,,
9i3.100.00. Car two dolly, $500.00;
truck bed trailer, $150.00, exercise
bike, $20.00.
UB Scanner, Gateway keyboard,
IP<. CD writers, CD 16, series,
Lexmark 1100 printer, Epson
Styluis printer, inkjet refill kit,
Boston digital speakers, multiple
School learning CD's, have-
programs for scanner and printer,
also other programs, all for
$300.00 OBO, call 498-0662
$26.00 yard, delivery available,
Azaleas Dwarfs & Double Ruffles
Citrus Orange, Lemons,
Grapefruit, etc.
Bougainvilla Baskets
Vegetable & Annual Starter Packs
Potting Soil, Mulch, Fertilizer
"Free Smiles &. Friendly Advice"
A & K Nursery
Hwy. 19* Cross City
Mon. Sat., 9.- 5
Next To County Health Dept.
(352) 356-1189

purebred (B & B), call 352-498-
NEED A LOAN Dixie resident
rnortgage broker has a variety of
financing programs available to fit
your needs. Specializing in home
equity, first-time home-buyer and
..mobile home loans. Available in
tbe evenings for your convenience.
Qall 352-871-7924.
March 18, 8.00-until. Marie Futch,
N4ll Morales @ the Futch home on
SUS 19, across from auction site, .
follow signs.

HAVE FUN with Nancy and
Friends at Nancy's Ceramic. Hours
9-5, M-W. You purchase bisque,
s~e supplies all your painting
needs and know how for only
$4.00, (352) 542-2955.


I Truck


FOR SALE 1985 Toyota
Bed, very good condition, $
1BO. Call Joe after5:00 PM

NOVATION protective

reduce flea, tick & mosquito borne
disease on your dog and _
6b usehold...LANDS RANCH
sUPPLY (352-542-0820). (www.e-

Hound Puppies, 542-0207, 7
weeks old, have shots and have
been wormed. 352-542-0207.
HYBRID WOLVES 2 years old.
mnated pair $400.00 both. Call
352-542-0127, after 5pm.
they are just too cute! $13.00 each.
dall 498-7392.
CAT with black rings on tail. 4 !2,
month old- come to the name
Savannah, last seen Sunday night
dn SE 21'" Street. Reward Offered.
Call 498-0715.

;AJCTION: Open to the public'
Every Saturday, 6:00 pm, Hwy 19
.(old drive-in) Now .taking
consignmentss, we do estate sales.
;liquidations and bankruptcies. Tri-
SState Auction Service, ADI#2011,
:UA#2021/2548. Call Toll Free 1-
: MUSICIANS need guitarists.
:b6isslst, drummer for upstart band.
SCountry/Rock format. Must have
,own equipment & transportation.
Cll 352-356-0070 (cell) or 352-
S.. 10-13

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.
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
COMPANY Drivers needed,
Class A CDL, (2) years experience
required, DFWP, call (386) 294-

168 Duty Days Tenured Track To
Commence August 2007
Master's Degree with at least 18
graduate hours in discipline;
Medical Doctorate or masters with
18 graduate hours in work centered
on Anatomy & Physiology. Ability
to also teach Biology, Physical
Science; or other science related
course desired.
Master's Degree in Humanities or
Master's with at lest 18-graduate
hours in Humanities or related
disciplines' Ability to teach in 3
disciplines (Art, Music, and History
or Literature) preferred.
Master's Degree with at least 18
graduate hours in Mathematics
pretfi courses Ability'to use
graphing calculators and computers.
Application Deadline: Application
and materials must arrive by April
14, 2006 to guarantee
Persons interested should provide
College application, vita, and
photocopies of transcripts. All
foreign transcripts must be
submitted with official translation
an 'evaluation. 'Salary based on
education and experience."
Position details and application
available on web at:
Av.w l'kecnycc edu
Human Resource' De'elopment
Lake Ciin Commun.il College
149 S E. College Place
Lake City,Fl 32025-2007
Phone (386., 754.41I '14 F (38.6)..
'. ". 7.)54-415.- -1'"4
""-" E-Maail
boeilcher g&a'lakecinm c edu
LCCC is accredaed b\ rhe
Commission on Colleges of the
Southern Association ofCollege
and Schools. Vp/ADA/E 4/EO
College in Education and
Employment 12-

Dixie Aviation Services, Cros
Airport. Apply within, .35
license, call 352-498-3772.

restoration, part-time, you make
your own hours. Call 352-542-,

I, (352) 11-12
46-ufn home every night! Full benefits
LIES package. Dry bulk & flatbed
positions at Newberry Terminal.
JACK Commercial Carrier Corp. 866-300-
band: 8759.

Pine Straw Company, Branford.
2yr OTR Drug Free Work Place.!
Call 386-935-0476.

HARDWARE- positions available,
call 352-498-0082.

needed to train for new job
openings. Paid training and job
placement. High school diploma or
equivalency graduate. Possible
$3,500 bonus. call, 1-800-342-
8123 (FL) or 1-800-843-2189
FULL & PART TIME- help needed
at Pinner's Oasis. Apply in
person. Must work weekends.:

=CH -
sa Citv

employee or contract, interested
parties call 352-542-7349.
DRIVERS NEED with good Class
A CDL Licenses. Drug screening
and all driving .related
documentation required. Good pay
and driver's home nightly.
Call 352-498-3892 for more
information. EEO

Teaching Assistant II
Permanent Part-time Position
Evenings and weekends
213 Duty Days
Assist students and faculty with
computer programs offered in
Collcgewidc 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:
Inquiries: Human Resources
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
.E-mail: bocttcherg@lakecitycc.edui
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in
Education & Employment

ALMOST 7 ACRES with two
2BR, 2B mobile homes; 2 wells &
septic; 2 power poles -Call for into
@ 1-386-937-5419, leave
located in Old Town, 2BR, 1B with
metal roof-over. Single car garage,
.pole barn. storage shed. concrete
Drive, professional landscape -All"
appliances include w4riher/c4ryer.
under 10-yr 'warranty Front porch
(screened in back porch). On 1acre
lot, fenced back yard. It's high and
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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-
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services, legal advocacy,
community education, and
professional training for law
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AA MEETINGS Monday nights,
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marriage. Stephen, PO Box 45,.
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Dixie School District Names School

Related Employees of the Year
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School Related Employees of
It was a proud night for six Dixie School
:District employees as they received one of the
:highest honors bestowed upon a School Board
.employee, which is to be chosen by their peers
.as "Employee of the Year" at their school or
department. Bobbie Joyce Lamar, Sandra
McRae, Donna Sheppard, Imogene Nichols, P.J.
:Hope, and Greg Sheppard, all brought home top
awards in recognition at the March 7th School
'Board meeting, with P.J. Hope being selected as
,the District School Related Employee of the
SHope, a Dixie County High School graduate,
started his career as a School Bus Driver with
'Dixie District Schools in 2002. Mark Rains,
Executive Director of Support Services stated
,that Mr. Hope is an outstanding bus driver and a
,real asset to the entire school system. He has an
excellent rapport with students and parents,
takes his responsibilities seriously, and truly
puts his heart into his work every day.
In addition to working as a bus driver, Mr.
Hope is a full time Deputy Sheriff employed by
,the Dixie County Sheriff's Department,
assigned as a Resource Officer at Dixie County
High School. He also serves as Junior Varsity
Football Coach, Junior Varsity Basketball
Coach, and Varsity Softball Coach at the high
school. He is an Associate Pastor and Youth
Director at the Royal Temple Church Of God In
Christ. and has been selected for the past six
years to bring the Baccalaureate Message for
DCHS graduating classes. Hope is active in the
communitN, serving as a coach for Pop Warner
Football. Dixie County Youth Football, and
Dixie County Little League. He is married to
Janice Hope and they have a ten year old son,
Kiandra. His older son, Justin is a freshman at
Bethune Cookman College and is on the college
football team. Hope will represent Dixie
Count:) in the Florida School Related Employee
of the Year competition
Bobbie Joyce Lamar represents Old Town
Elementary School as School Related Employee
of the Year. She works as a, Title I Tutor Aide.
Sonny Wadsworth, Principal is very pleased of
the selection made by his staff. He stated that
Bobbie Joyce has good people skills, is friendly,

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warm, kind and is always looking out for the
best interest of students and will go the extra
mile. Her compassion for the children she
works with is obvious and she is truly an asset
to OTES.
Anderson Elementary School Principal
Denee Hurst stated that she could not be more
pleased with the selection of Sandra McRae as
their School Related Employee of the Year.
Ms. McRae began her career with Dixie District
Schools in 1994. She works in the cafeteria and
is described as a hard worker with a positive
attitude and takes a lot of pride in her job and
the work she performs.
Donna Sheppard received her award at the
meeting, the second time in the five years as a
secretary at Ruth Rains Middle School. She
previously worked with the Department of
Corrections for 17 years. Sheppard serves as a
volunteer softball coach at RRMS, and treasurer
for the softball and volleyball booster clubs.
RRMS Principal Beverly Baumer described her
as a dedicated and organized employee, who
works well with the public.
The Dixie County High School Employee of
the Year is Imogene Nichols. Employed by
Dixie District Schools for eighteen years, Mrs.
Nichols transferred from RRMS at the
beginning of this school year. She is well liked
and respected by fellow employees. Principal
Charlotte Lord stated that her knowledge and
experience in the cafeteria has enhanced the
school lunch program and provided additional
training for the food service department.
The District Level employees selected Greg
Sheppard as their Employee of the Year. He
has 13 years of experience in the maintenance
department. Rains described Sheppard as being
very dependable, hard working, and always
willing to go above and beyond the call of duty.
School administration, Board Members and
Superintendent Bennett congratulate these
employees on their selection as School Related
Employees of the.Year. They thank all school
related employees for their hard work and
dedication to serve the students of Dixie District


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To Celebrate
30th Wedding Anniversary

You are invited
to celebrate with us
Teddy & Gwen Kight's
30th Wedding Anniversary
t 'Saturday evening,
March 18, 2006
5:00 P.M.
Horseshoe Beach City Hall
Given by their
children & friends.
For more information contact
Gainell Ellison at
(352)-498-5891 or
Christinne Kight
l (352) 498-3640.

Gwen & Teddy Kight



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