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Title: Dixie County advocate
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Publisher: Rose O. Chavous
Place of Publication: Cross City Fla
Creation Date: December 7, 2006
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FEATURES
*Special Smile.................10B
*Buddy Show...................1B
*Dixie Sighting..................10A
*Breaking World Record..3A
-Roll Call.................. 4B
*Co. Comm. Agenda.........5A
*Festival of Lights........2B
-Hunting Corner.......... 2B
*Rotary Student Guests...6B
-Do You Remember....7B


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Dixie County Deputy Injured

By Fleeing

Vehicle
According to Sheriff Dewey
Hatcher, Deputy Mark Garcia, 35,
was injured Tuesday night when a
drug seller tried to escape after
realizing he had just sold drugs to a
confidential informant. Tarry Lee
Stine, 37, of Old Town was arrested
See ARREST, Pg. 10A


One Man Fatally

Injured Another

Critical Injured In

SR 349 Accident
By Terri Langford
James T. Dyals, 34, of Cross City, Florida, was fatally injured
in a late night accident that occurred on SR 349, 3.7 miles north of
US 19. Dyals' passenger, Richard G. Hube, 53 of Winter Haven,
was critically. injured and remains in guarded condition at Shands
U.F.-.
According to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol,
See ACCIDENT, Pg. 5A

Outstanding Volunteers

Honored At March Of

Dimes Annual Appreciation
Cheryl Ricketson Takes Home
Dixie County Award
The North Central Florida Division of the March of Dimes held
its Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner to recognize and
celebrate the hard work of many-.of its dedicated volunteers on
Nov. 15.
Over 200 volunteers, representing the Alachua, Dixie,
Gilchrist, Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam and Suwannee Valley
areas, attended the event held at the Best Western Gateway Grand
hotel in Gainesville.


Top picture: Kathleen
Cooper, 2005 Volunteer of
the Year, Cheryl Ricketson,
2006 Volunteer of the Year,
and Tami Higdon, North
Central Florida Division
Executive Board Chair.
Bottom picture shows
Cheryl and AES Principal
Denee Hurst.

The March of Dimes celebrated the power and commitment of
North Central Florida volunteers. Six-year-old Alexa Ostolaza and
her parents Josue and Jessica of Gainesville were featured and
recognized for the reign as the 2006 National Youth Ambassador
Family. Through the year Alexa and her family traveled to over 60
cities in 19 states talking with volunteers about Alexa's premature
See "MARCH OF DIMES" page 5-A


Tri-County Area Awaits



State's Approval For



Tri-County Hospital

By Briar Keathley
A week from tomorrow, citizens of the tri-county area will
learn of the state's Agency for Health Care Administration's long
awaited decision to either grant or deny a Certificate of Need for a -
60-bed hospital to be built in. Chiefland by Ameris Health Care.
AHCA refused the CON for this area two years ago, however,
proponents of the Tri-County Hospital feel confident the CON will
be granted this time.
"I think it was an adequate and well-prepared application," said
Dixie County Commissioner Buddy Lamb of the application made
by the Georgia-based company, Ameris.
Lamb explained that although certain criteria were not met on
the application made in 2004, it has been met on the recent S O .a
application.
Ameris Health Development Consultant Frank Schupp, who
has been involved in both application processes, is also pleased
with the latest application.
"It's a phenomenal application," he said. "Ameris learned Y
several lessons the first time to get it approved the second time."
Over the past two years, Schupp frequented the tri-county area
meeting with elected officials and citizens rallying up support of
the hospital, gathered more than 5,000 names supporting the
hospital, and collected $61,000 from local businesses and private Possible future site of the Tri-County HospitaL If approved, the 60
citizens to help with the approximate $250,000 application cost- bed hospital will be located behind the Wal-Mart in Chiefland and
ultimately ensuring that AHCA realize that the community utilized by Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie Counties.
desperately wants the Tri-County hospital.
"There's a lot of credence with the state," Schupp said.
If the CON is granted Dec.15, the Tri-County Hospital will most likely be built on a 20-acre parcel located behind Wal-Mart, and
could possibly open its doors in early 2009, according to Schupp. See "HOSPITAL"page 5-A


Santa Claus To Attend


2006 Christmas In The Park
By Terri Langford ._
North Pole A spokesman .
for Santa Claus announced this
week that the "Big Guy" will M
be attending the 2006
Christmas In The Park
celebration, to be held this -. ... "
coming Saturday, December
9 at Cross City Park.
This annual event,
sponsored by the Dixie County
Chamber of Commerce will be
kicking off the holiday season
and has become a tradition for
our community.
Children are encouraged to
decorate their bicycles, ,''
tricycles, wagons or 4-wheeler .
and join in the parade. Check
in will be at 10:30 a.m. at the,
old Train Depot. The parade '
will begin at 11:00 a.m., a .d
end at the park. If you would
like more information on the
parade you may call 498-5454.
At the park there will be
entertainment for young and
old alike with music, food, fireX
truck rides, and a very special
addition a puppet show. Of
course Jolly Ole' Saint Nick ...
will be on hand to give out
sports packs full of gifts for all
the good little boys and girls.
This event is made possible
through the generously of our
businesses and individuals
with their donations. If you
wish to make a ctions.tribution, Santa will be posingfor "Kodak" moments like this one at the
wish to make a contact Julie at 498-ion, annual Christmas in the Park event this Saturday.
you may contact Julie at 498-
5454 or send a check to PO Box 547, Cross City, FL 326282. Please make all checks out to the
Dixie County Chamber of Commerce.
So mark your calendars and come out to the park to enjoy a day of Christmas In The Park!


Propane Cylbnder Theft Leads To Meth lab fust
By Terri Langford
The Dixie County Sheriff's Office was able to take another methamphetamine lab off the streets with the arrest of Curtis R.
Snellgrove, 33 of Cross City. The arrest came after a report of propane gas cylinders being stolen from Gator Gas, a propane gas
company located off SR 349.
- A report filed by Dixie Sheriff's Drug Task Force Investigators stated that on November 30th, 2006, the DSO received information
about suspicious activity in a wooded area just south of Gator Gas. The caller noted they had heard someone riding a four-wheeler into
the woods, either very late at night, or in the early morning hours.
At the same time, reports from the gas company came in concerning the thefts from the plant. Investigators responded to the calls
and during a search of the gas company property, found a trail leading into the woods. Following that trail, they discovered fresh tracks
and began to follow them into the woods.
It wasn't long before one of the officers noticed a strong smell of what he believed to be ether. Continuing their search, they
eventually found a sink hole where they found ajar filled with a liquid, later identified as meth.
The team secured the area and set up several surveillance areas around the sink hole. Early the following morning, their suspect |
arrived on a 4-wheeler and was found, along with other items used in the production of meth.
Snellgrove was arrested at the scene and taken into custody. He was transported to the Dixie County Jail where he was booked and --
charged with Manufacturing of Meth, Possession of Listed Chemical, Possession of Drub Paraphernalia, and Failure to Appear-Driving
While License Suspended. Cu
As of press time Snellgrove remained in the jail with bond being set at $100,000.00.


rtis R. Snellgrove


Ten

Commandment

Controversy

Goes (ationaf
By Terri Langford
The last time that Dixie
County was in the National
news, we were waiting for a
hurricane to hit our coastline
and the Weather Channel was
covering the story. Last week
Dixie was put on the map
again with what has become a
controversy over the placement
of a monument of the Ten
Commandments on the
courthouse steps. FoxNews
out of New York City picked
up on the story and aired
somewhat of a debate on the
Hannity & Colmes Show last
Wednesday. Some would say
that Dixie has been hit by a
bad media storm and locals are
preparing to weather a possible
lawsuit against the placement
of the monument on county
owned property.
As reported in last week's
Advocate, the issue of the
monument came about in
January of this year when
Commissioners agreed to its
placement at the courthouse.
The six-ton block of granite
was paid for by Joe Anderson
and a group of other private
citizens at no cost to the
county or its taxpayers.
Lawyer Joseph Lander was
invited to speak on the
FoxNews show along with a
young gentleman, Daniel
Morgan. Morgan is the
president of the Atheist,
Agnostic and Freethinking
Student Association at the
University of Florida and
stated that prior to being
contacted by FoxNews he was
not aware of the issue and, in
fact, had never even been to
Dixie County before.
"1. am not 'actively
soliciting' any lawsuits,
however, I would like to see
someone from the area with
the courage to challenge this
illegal action on the part of the
Dixie County Board of County
Commissioners," stated
Morgan.
As noted on the show by
Lander, up until last Thursday,
there had been only one
See "MONUMENT" pg. 5A


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INSIDE
-Classified................. 9A
*Comics 9B
*Crossword Puzzle.......9B
*Jail Log 2B
-Legals 8A
*Letters To The Editor...2&8A
*Meetings & Events......4A
-Movies 9B
Obituaries...................7A
*Religion.................. 6-7A
*Right To The Point......2A
*Sports 1B
*Tides 98
*Weather...................9B








2A DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2006


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Pearl Harbor revisited
A former Postmaster once pointed out that "junk mail"
(properly called "bulk mail advertising") covers the cost of a lot of
more significant correspondence, for which reason I suppose we
shouldn't complain about a mail box full of the stuff every day or
two. It really doesn't bother me to take a moment while leaving the
PoMs Office'to drop it into the large cylindrical containers the Postal
Service conveniently provides to lessen the load on the trash
collectors.
;But sometimes, I read it, and every now and then, I get a piece
of junk mail that is not merely disposable. And no, I'm not
suggesting that it should be banned, as though it were the
equivalent of child pornography. I'm talking here about the kind of
idibtic drivel that appeals to the mind of the committed (or perhaps
should be) conspiracy theorists, and even the late Dr. Alfred Kinsey
would have had trouble constructing a sexual equivalency out of
that situation.
STypically, this bit of intellectually-challenged theorizing began
by:citing the well-rehearsed contention that President George W.
Bush lied to get us into the Iraq war. Of course, that text could
haie been copied right out of the mainstream media at any time
during the past three years, so I won't expand further at this point.
I will also spare you details on how the Vietnam War, which
involved three presidencies, was also a conspiracy. Same for the
Kdrean War, because I think this joker could have gone all the way
back to finding fault with the American Revolution, a war which
was instigated for the purpose of forming a government
unencumbered by occupying British troops-not that I have any
problem with that, but a dedicated conspiracy theorist might.
My attention is drawn to World War II, in which it is charged
that President Franklin D. Roosevelt deliberately withheld informa-
tion concerning the impending attack on Pearl Harbor so as to
create a situation which would persuade an isolationist electorate
that we needed to get involved in the war in Europe.
2 I thought about sending the instigator of this theory a map of
the world, in hopes that he could grasp the fact that Pearl Harbor is
in:Hawaii, which is about as far from Europe as you can get before
ydu start getting closer again, unless you don't believe the world is
really round. But then, his theory isn't at all original.
The America-haters didn't just come on the scene in the 1960s.
They've been around a lot longer than that, they just didn't get kid
glove treatment during World War II. The Roosevelt conspiracy
theory was around even during the war, though you didn't hear
much about it at the time. However it got a new life some years
later.
: There was an apparent communications problem that could
have been responsible for the lack of preparedness at Pearl Harbor
and Hickam Field, and it was clearly not the fault of Admiral
Kimmel and General Short, who got the blame. But that's just
politics, a game wherein honorable military men sometimes find
themselves vulnerable to an enemy for reasons beyond their
control.
:, The fact remains that losing the Pacific Fleet was a good way to
lose the war, and it almost happened. At a time when wars were
stIll actually won or lost, no US president wanted to be the first to
loSe one. Had Hawaii been alerted in time, the fleet could have put
to: sea and the fighter planes scrambled, leaving the invading
Japanese force no "sitting ducks," and likely dealing the Emperor's
forces a major butt-kicking. Instead, we sustained heavy losses and
wound up spending the first half of the war catching up. To say it
was "touch-and-go" in the months immediately following
December 7, 1941, would be a gross understatement.
:' The idea that a US president would have deliberately authorized
a:scenario according to which we entered World War II like a one-
legged man enters a footrace is more than merely absurd,
particularly when he would otherwise have come away winning
that engagement and with a rationale for further engaging Japan,
as well as Hitler in Europe and North Africa.
: The conspiracy theorists never give up, so the rational among
us had better not give up, either.


Letter To The Editor
Regarding last weeks letter from Philip Kellerman of
Gainesville:
When you reside in Dixie County, then and only then do
you have the right to make a fuss over what we, the Dixie
County tax payers are SO proud to display. Please sir, mind your
own business in your own county.

KC Campbell
Old Town

Letter To The Editor
In answer to Philip Kellerman's letter to you...There is but one
God for all religious belief.
As for the monument, it is beautiful and if everybody lived by
the 10 sayings on it, it would be a better place to live...
The tax paying doesn't concern Philip Kellerman; I see he lives
in Gainesville. He should mind his cities' doings, not ours in Dixie
County.
God Bless Mr. Anderson, keep up the great work and let the
monument stand!
Sincerely,
Melba Johnson Horseshoe Beach, FL

Letter To The Editor
Why all the secrecy as to who conceived and paid for the Ten
Commandments monument at the Dixie County Courthouse?
Haven't the courts already ruled against placing religious icons
on public buildings as unconstitutional? Is this another attempt
by a few (who want to remain anonymous) to subvert the
Constitution and impose their religion on the public? What was
the intent of the "challenge" to our Commissioners? And why
were the Commissioners so eager to get right to work on this
project for Mr. Anderson and friends? If Mr. Anderson is so
concerned about what this country "needs to get back to" maybe
he needs to get back to reading the Constitution.
The Constitution is the glue that holds this nation together.
Any, attempt to subvert it, especially in secret, is un-American.
The ACLU is already indicating an interest. Do we really want
to start this controversy all over again?,
If the ACLU should bring suit; who will be held responsible?
Answer: It won't be Mr. Anderson and friends. Maybe Mr.
Lander, Attorney, should have given the Commissioners some
pro bono advice accordingly.
The monument should be moved for two reasons. First, it
violates the Constitutional law of the land. Second, whoever
funded the monument didn't get their money's worth, the words
are beautiful but execution of the design is...uh...aesthetically,
an eyesore (apologies to Ben).
How does that old saying go? What is done in haste is often
regrettable.
Shella Gravett Old Town

Letter To The Editor
Dear Editor,
I'm going to start this letter by saying God bless every one of
you. First of all I would like to thank Jesus Christ for all his many
blessings. I would also like to take a minute to thank Mr. Joe
Anderson for his courage to have The Ten Commandments
brought to the area, and having them displayed on the Court House
stairs. My family and friends enjoy going by the Court House so
we can see The Ten Commandments, it's a beautiful sight.
This is to whoever may have a problem with The Ten
Commandments Monument if you don't like it go to the back of
the Court House so you don't have to see it. Those who appreciate
the monument can see it when they go into the, Court House. To
the 'outsiders you guys need to "sweep around your county, before
you sweep around ours." If people lived by, the Ten
Commandments there would be a lot less violence in this world.
The first move has been made, now its time for people to stand up
and have Prayer in Schools, Our children need this.
This time last year I couldn't get out of bed. I asked Jesus
Christ into my life and grant me the ability to get up and walk
again. Jesus Christ saw fit therefore I can walk, Thank you sweet
Jesus.
My family and friends have a wonderful relationship with Jesus
Christ our Lord and Saviour, and we wouldn't trade it for any
Earthly Possessions.
I feel that 'Jesus Christ led Mr. Anderson to have The Ten
Commandments put in front of the Court House because we need
to have Jesus Christ first in our lives.
May Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour bless and keep The
Andersons safe and healthy throughout their journeys.
We love Jesus Christ
Thank you sincerely,
Allen & Vicki Cook
Old Town, FL

Letter To The Editor
Re: Letter To The Editor from: Phillip Kellerman
The only reference to Church and State in the Constitution is:
The Government shall not create a religion and or force anyone to
become a member of any one religion. Where do you get "un-
American" the United States of America was founded by our
forefathers based on Judo-Christian beliefs, it doesn't get much
more American than that. As a Christian I believe in the Ten
Commandments, I also believe that Christians must stand up for
their beliefs just as others stand up for theirs.
Mr. Kellerman you stated that you were curious as to what God
the monument was referring to: Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindis,
etc., if all these religions believe in God how can you say the
monument favors only Christians? What issue are you referring to?
The residents of Dixie County are indebted to and very proud
of Mr. Anderson, our County Commissioners and their beliefs that
this is what this country needs to get back to. (God Bless them and
their wisdom). What arrogance by Mr. Anderson are you referring,
to, the only arrogance is displayed by Mr. Kellerman a resident of
Alachua County running his mouth about what the residents of
Dixie County want displayed in front of their Court House (paid
for by Dixie County residents). How would Mr. Kellerman know.
Furthermore, it is none of Mr. Kellerman's business what the
residents in Dixie County want displayed in front of their Court
House and he doesn't have to leave Alachua County spend gas
money and go out of his way to drive to Dixie County to view the
monument.
I'm sure that as a resident of Alachua County there must be at
least one super large or maybe one itsy bitsy issue that the County
Commissioners would be delighted to have you correct to suit


your beliefs, please stay there and help them run your County.
God bless you and Merry Christmas Mr. Kellerman
Arch Carris
Dixie County

Correction:
In the Dixie County Advocate, November 30th issue, page 2A,
the story entitled, School District and DCEA Settle on 0.51%
Increase In The 2006-2007 Contract, should have read 10.51%
increase. We are sorry for this error.


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Letter To The Editor
Dear Editor,
Our family would like to thank the residents of Dixie County
for their extraordinary generosity during our time of need. The
donations given were much needed and very much appreciated.
We were overwhelmed with the gifts that this county was willing
to give, both monetarily and in prayer.
Unfortunately, due to a very ugly and untrue rumor, we have
voluntarily removed the donation boxes from Foodland, the video
store, and the Dixie One Stop (all of whom we thank for their
willingness to let us use their place of business). As amazed as our
family was at the spirit of giving of Cross City, we were equally as
hurt by the false allegations.
Our sincere appreciation and gratitude goes out to all who gave
in donation and in prayer.
Thank you and God bless you,
Rueben Carter & Meegan Robson
(Parents of Zoey Carter)
Letter To The Letter To The


Editor
I wanted to say how proud
I was of Dixie County to take a
stand and put the Ten
Commandments up at the
courthouse;that says a lot about
our County and community to
take that stand. And I pray that
no matter what, we stand and
fight to keep them there
because there are some that
will want it taken down. The
way I look at it, if you don't
like the Ten Commandments
being there, then don't look at
them. But my advice would be
look at them and read them,
even try living by them,
because this country sure
would be in far better shape it
we all stood on and loved by
those commandments.
People that don't want the
Ten Commandments up, or "In
God We Trust" on our money,
nor Christmas Manger scenes
up, and some even want
"Happy Holidays said instead
of "Merry Christmas" and
don't want God mentioned in
our schools and take prayer out
of it all because you feel
"offended" and you feel you
have a right to not see or hear
it. But we that want it, feel
"offended" that we can't see
and hear it. So if you don't like
any of it, then ignore it, just
like we have to ignore what.
you say and or do that we
don't like or support.
I am a proud American. I
am proud of our President,
proud of our men and women
that fight for our country and
this freedom we have and I am
a proud Christian. And you
might even take the Ten
Commandments away, the
manger scenes, and God out of
our school system and even the
Bible some day, but one thing
is for sure, you will never take
God out of our hearts.
And I am very proud of
you Dixie County for standing
on the Ten Commandments.
You have my family's support.
May our Country always
have GOD in it!
And MERRY
CHRISTMAS TO ALL
Patty Hall Old Town,
Florida
Letter To The

Editor
As a former resident of
Dixie County, I have never
been prouder of that county
than when I saw that they had
erected the Ten
Commandments on the front
steps of the courthouse. This
will go down in history as one
of the noblest efforts this
county has ever
undertaken. God will surely
bless this county.
Sally Corbin


Editor
Greetings:
We are not surprised that
the first person to write you
and complain about the Ten
Commandments at the
courthouse was from
Gainesville.
Are you not thankful we
live in Dixie County.
Sincerely,
James & Patricia Garrity

Letter To The

Editor
Dear Editor,
I'm just saying how happy,
I am to finally see something
Christian besides the churches
here in Dixie County. I wanted
to say that we should be able to
keep the Ten Commandments
at the Court House. I think it is
a nice thing to put something
about God up in front of our
eyes.
If the people don't like or
believe in the Lord then they
shouldn't have a saying in the
Ten Commandments but
Christian people would like to
keep the Ten Commandments.
If you can, try to get other
kids and their parents to get
prayer back in schools and
Bible study in schools all
around the United States.
Thanks again, by 15 year old
Jessica Cardenas.
Thank you,
Jessica Cardenas

Letter To The

Editor
Shame on you Dan
Morgan! I hope the people of
Dixie County do not let this;-
man dictate what we do or do,
not do in our county. The'
world runs things one-way and.
we here in Dixie County do .
things another way. I hope we
are better than this. What harm
does it do to have The Ten
Commandments? Are they that
horrible and offensive? They
are just basic common
knowledge rules to life. All.
religious or non religious-.
people would agree, that-
people should not kill, they,-
should not steal, etc....On the.
bright side, who would have
ever thought that we woul-W
have made Fox News. --
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Thanksgiving Basket Winner


AES Students Will Attempt To Break World Record Operation
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Pictured above: Ben Simmons & Anthony Hollis
Ben Simmons, Sr. is presented a Thanksgiving Basket by
Anthony Hollis, Senior Warden of St. Phillips Masonic Lodge
#607 Chiefland, Florida. One of three baskets given in the Tri-
County area by St. Phillips Lodge #607. Simmons Sr. was chosen
for Dixie County. Special thanks goes out to Foodland for its
donations!



Card of Thanks
I would like to take this means to express my sincere
appreciation to all the wonderful people who were so kind,
thoughtful and helpful during my recent knee surgery and
recovery period. The visits, flowers, cards, food and most of all
your prayers were greatly appreciated.
Again, thanks for all your help
Sincerely,
Freddie Hires


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Students in picture (L-R): Aaryn Lord (third grade), Tristyn Crowley (second grade), Trey Fowler
(fourth grade), Laura Mae Hendricks (second grade), Lacey Moore (fourth grade) and Hannon
Chewning (third grade).
On Wednesday, December 13, Anderson Elementary School students will join thousands of
people across America in attempting to break a world record. A passage taken from the classic story
"Charlotte's Web" by E. B. White will be read aloud by many voices at exactly 12:00 noon. The
characters of Wilbur the pig, Charlotte the spider, Templeton the rat, and others on the Zuckerman
Farm have come alive in the cafeteria to help create the mood and inspire preparation for the big
day.
We are looking forward to this exciting event and hope that one day our super readers will join the
ranks of world record holders!


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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
The Town of Cross City Has Committed a Monitoring Violation of Florida Drinking Water Rules
Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this incident was not an emergency, as our
customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we did to correct this situation.
We routinely monitor for total coliform bacteria in our drinking water system. We took 14 samples to test for the
presence of coliform bacteria during the month of September. A total number of 2 samples showed the presence of
total coliform bacteria. Systems that test positive in more than 1 sample per period are in violation of the Maximum
Contaminant Level rule.
What should I do?
You do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions. However, if you have specific health
concerns, consult your doctor.
People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk. These
people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. General guidelines on ways to
lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-4264791.
What does this mean?
This is not an emergency. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. Coliform bacteria are generally
not harmful themselves. Coliforms are bacteria which are naturally present in the environment and are used as an
indicator that other, potentially-harmful, bacteria may be present. Coliforms were found in more samples than
allowed and this was a warning of potential problems.
Usually, coliforms are a sign that there could be a problem with the system's treatment or distribution system
(pipes). Whenever we detect coliform bacteria in any sample, we do follow-up testing to see if other bacteria of
greater concern, such as fecal coliform or E. coli, are present.
What happened?
Wind & Rain plays a factor in the Bacti samples procedure, the day the samples were pulled the wind was
blowing. Bacterria is sometimes carried by the wind or even a slight breeze.
What was done?
The Firehydrgons & Blowoff valves were flushed upstream and downstream of the sample point, then the
same samples were pulled, plus the samples upstream and downstream were pulled.
For more information, please contact Ferrell Spurlin or Mike Cassidv at (352) 498-3306
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who. may not have
received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can
d6.this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
,This notice is being send to you by our water system: Town of Cross City
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Week 2006
Operation Christmas Child
Collection Week 2006 is now
over. We want to take this time
to let everyone know our 7
county area for the Live Oak -
Spirit of the Suwannee Music
Park Collection Center
collected 14,745 shoebox gifts!
That's nearly 2000 more than
last year! 14,745 children will
receive, what will probably be
the first gift they've ever
received!
We want to thank each and
everyone who was involved in
anyway with this year's
collection. It could never be so
successful without each one
who participated.
We want to thank each of
you as media and ask you to
please pass this heartfelt thank
you and collection total on to
the public.
Once again, thank you so
very much.

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MEETINGS, REUNIONS




& SPECIAL EVENTS
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Events For The Week Of:
Dec. 1, 2006

Medical, Donations & Volunteer
55 Alive Volunteer
Instructors Needed Previous'
experience is of no consequence,
training sessions provided. Call:
352-726-0753.
2001 Rx Program free
breathing medications and
Nebulizers asthma, emphysema
or COPD for qualified patients.
Call: 800-344-5764.
Florida Department of Elder
Affairs Volunteers needed for
the SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders)
Program. Comprehensive
training provided with flexible
hours. Call: 1-800-262-2243
Hospice of North Central
Florida Haven Hospice needs
volunteers to serve our patients
in the Dixie County area. 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.cotn. Don't
wait until it's too late. Call
Narconon now!
Clubs & Organizations
Another Way, Inc. domestic
Violence and Rape Crisis Center
We offer 24hr. hotline, emergency
shelter, legal advocacy, outreach
services and children services to
,victims of sexual assault and rape.
SAll of our services are free and
,'.confidential. Remember! Rape is a
. crime.... Always Rape is a crisis
hotline 1-800-875-7983

Attention Air boaters
North Florida Conservation and
Airboat Alliance, a newly formed
club is looking for new members,
that are interested in fellowship
with other air boaters and
sportsmen, and working to keep
our public lands and waterways
open for everyone to use and enjoy.
*Every meeting is covered dish Club
meets second Tuesday of every
Month at 7:00 PM at Mark Carvers
cook shed: 11166 100th, Live Oak,
, Florida, 32060. (1st drive on right
just past Suwannee valley Electric
Coop.) For more information
; contact: Chris Ave, Phone # 386-
658-1092
American Legion Post 383
Meetings are on Ist Wed. and 3rd
Tues. each month @ 6:30pm.
Call 542-2021.
Dixie County Historical
SSociety 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
Sp.m.
Toll Free Rape & Sexual
Assault Hotline 1-866-875-
S7983. A trained staff member
will answer the hotline number
S24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Meetings & Events
FREE.
S Will be playing a
S"Christmas Shoe"
Showtime will be 7 Pm On Dec
: 16th & 23nd the show will be seen
S On a 7ftx 10Oft. screen.
AL-ANON Family Group
Meetings are held every
Wednesday Evening @ 5:30pm
at the First Methodist Church
in Chiefland. Call 490-6117
., Board of County
Commissioners 1st Thursday
at 10 a.m. and the 3rd Thursday
Sat 6 p.m. at the County
Courthouse Commission
-, meeting room.
* DAV Auxiliary bingo every


Wednesday, I a.m. and
Saturday, 6 p.m. at Veterans Rd.
DAV Bldg. In Cross City.


* Dixie Shrine Club Ist
Thursday of each month. Call:
352-542-7816.
* Forest Park Hill Community
Center Has 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.1 U.S. 19. Doors open at 6
p.m. snacks available. Free
coffee.
* Horseshoe Beach Town
Council 1st Thursday of each
month at the City Hall beginning
at 6 p.m.
* NA Meetings Each Tuesday at
7 p.m. at the Church of Christ on
Hwy 19 & On Wednesday
@7pm At the Trenton Public
Library. On Hwy 129.
* Call: 1-866-623-5776.
" Tri-County Breast Cancer
Support Group meets the 2nd
Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
Call: 352-490-4545.
Note: PSA 's are published without
cost at the discretion of the Advocate
and provide brief summaries meetings
and events of general public interest. It
is the responsibility of the
organization/entity to provide the
Advocate with accurate information
and timely changes. Information and
changes must be submitted in writing,
either by fax or by email. The Advocate
is not responsible for errors or changes
in submissions.

A FISH FRY -
SATURDAY
DECEMBER 9,
2006
12 NOON
T05PM
SUWANNEE
COMMUNITY
CENTER
The menu will consist of
fresh mullet and catfish, lima
beans, cole slaw, Hawaiian
sweet bread and tea for a cost
of $7.00 Fresh smoked mullet,
mullet dip will be for sale also.
The proceeds will benefit the
Dixie County High School
Senior Class
There will also be a raffle
held to raffle off an Indian
style pine needle basket and a
Christmas wreath.

ALA Unit 383

News
American Legion
Auxiliary Unit 383, Old Town,
(1297 NE 82nd Ave.) will
have beef stew on Thursday,
December 7th, with rolls,
cornbread and dessert, from
5:00-6:30PM, and you know
you can count on us for a good
supper! Carl Miller will be
performing as well, from
7:00PM on so have an
evening out at the Post.
Tickets are available for
the Post's New Year's Eve
Party, where guests will be
entertained by the Saltwater
Cowboys, and enjoy hors
d'ouerves and a champagne
toast at midnight. Tickets are
$10.00 per person, and no-one
will be admitted to the Post
that evening without a ticket.
Thank you to those who
donated a new toy at the party
for our 3rd District
Commander 's birthday. Our
Post is growing, and we invite
all eligible veterans and their
families to join. For
information on membership
requirements, stop by the Post
or call (352) 542-2021.
For God and Country
Ruth Lancaster


Christmas Dinner Party
You are cordially invited to be our guests at Dixie County
Rotary Club's Christmas Dinner Party, to be held Friday,
December 15, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at the Dixie County Woman's
Club.
Please RSVP by December 8, 2006. Call 498-6137 or 498-
5314 for more information.

SRWMD Governing Board

Meeting Notice
On Tuesday, December 12, 2006, the Suwannee River Water
Management District's Governing Board will meet at 9:00 a.m. at
District Headquarters, Hwy 49 and 90 East, Live Oak, Florida. The
meeting is to consider District business and conduct public
hearings on regulatory and land acquisition matters. A workshop
will follow the Governing Board meeting.
All meetings, workshops, and hearings are open to the public.
CDI Head Start Now

Taking Applications
CDI Head Start is currently taking applications for children
ages six weeks to four years old. Apply today at CDI Head Start,
located at 9051 Hwy 27 Alt., Bronson, FL 32621 or call (352) 486-
1229 or 1-800-303-7812 for more information.

Raffle For Beautiful Nativity Scene
To Help Dixie Humane Society
You won't want to miss the opportunity for a chance at
winning a beautiful 19-piece Nativity scene, made in ivory satin
glaze with gold trim! Proceeds from this drawing, to be held on
December 22nd, will go to help the Dixie County Humane Society.
The cost is $2.00 per chance and you can see this beautifully
hand-crafted Christmas as well as buy your tickets at the Cypress
Inn Restaurant in Cross City.
This is a gift that will last a lifetime while helping save the
lives of some of the many abandoned dogs and cats in our area.

Mullet Dinners
Anderson Elementary will be serving mullet dinners at the
Dixie County High School Cafeteria on Monday night December
18th beginning at 5:00 until 8:00 p.m.
Dinning will be accessible in the high school cafeteria or you
may get a dinner to go. The cost of the dinners are $5.00 and can
be purchased in advance at Anderson Elementary School. Dinners
include mullet, cole slaw, beans, hush puppies and tea.

Mid Week Advent Services At

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
A series of mid-week Vespers services will be held at Good
Shepherd Lutheran Church starting at 7:00 p.m. on Dedember 6th,
13"' and 20th during the coming Advent season.
These services will be preceded with the serving of a pot luck
meal starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is located approximately
three miles north of Wal-Mart on Highway 19 next to the Dakotah
Vineyards.
We invite our friends in the Tri-County Community to join us
during this Advent Season.
For more information, call the church office at 352-493-4597.

Christmas Story To Be Presented

At Lighthouse Word Church
Come and celebrate the Christmas Story with us at
Lighthouse Word Church on Sunday, December 17th at 10:30
am. We are presenting a special multi-media musical entitled,
"The Story, A Christmas Suite" by Integrity Music. This features
video excerpts from the Biblical film epic, "Matthew" and "The
Birth of Jesus." This musical, which includes familiar Christmas
Carols, will be something that will bless those of all ages, so
bring your family. For more information, please call 493-1554.

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If you are interested in going to Washington DC and the Amisl
Country, we will be having a meeting every Monday at 6:00 p.m.
in the cafeteria at Anderson Elementary School. This trip will
include many historical sites and also a tour of the Amish Country
including a traditional family style dinner with the Amish. This trip
is a parent sponsored trip and is being planned by Nicole Pinner
and Micky Miller.
We encourage all 5"' graders and family to attend this trip.
Fundraisers are being planned to help with the cost of the trip so if
you are interested in being a part of the trip, please plan to attend
the next meeting.

AES To Present

S- Christmas
Program

I December 18th
\ i It's that time of year for tinsel
angels and paper Santas. It is that
-' J magical time of year when we all
want to be little and we all want to
*'f --_believe again. Christmas is special
for so many reasons and one of the
best reasons is a Christmas
program. It could be at a church
or a community or a school.
If you want to spend an evening watching little ones sing, and
you think the best part is when they sing the wrong words and solo
out loud, off key, then please come join us and be a part of our
memories at Dixie County High School.
Anderson Elementary School will have its' Christmas program
this year at the DCHS auditorium starting at 5:30 on December
18th. Prior to the show, Anderson Elementary will be selling fish
dinners with all the trimmings for $5.00 at the DCHS cafeteria.
Please come out and join us for all the festivities and food and
feel like a part of your favorite time of year. Then go home sit back
and watch a Charlie Brown Christmas and remember... children are
the magic of Christmas.


DCHS Blanket Will Make

Your Winter "Bearable"


The Dixie County High School Cheerleaders are currently
taking orders for "Bear Blankets". You can see these warm winter
covers at Fred Sabback's photography Studio as well as at home
basketball games.
Cost is $55.00 per blanket. You can contact any cheerleader or
call Lolena at 498-3376.
Proceeds go to the Dixie County Cheerleaders. GO BEARS!


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"HOSPITAL"
Continued from page I

Similar to other rural hospitals owned by Ameris, the state of the art facility will offer the
following services: obstetrics, pediatrics, orthopedics, general surgery, medical, inpatient pharmacy,
physical therapy. a 24-hour emergency room, non-invasive cardiac. and radiology.
Although the hospital will not have a trauma unit, Commissioner Lamb said it will at least ease
the burden on the emergency room situation in the tri-county area.
"Often times we don't have an ambulance in Dixie County," Lamb said, explaining that the
ambulances are frequently on the road between Dixie County and Gainesville. "I think the hospital
will help keep more ambulances available."
Another benefit of the hospital is purely financial, Lamb said. Families spend quite a bit of
money traveling to Gainesville to be with loved ones who are staying at either Shands Hospital or
North Florida Regional, and commuting back and forth to Chiefland will not be as costly, he
explained.
Although Lamb, and others in Dixie County, would like for a hospital to be built in Dixie
County, which was attempted 20 years ago, Lamb said he understands why Ameris did not choose
Dixie County as the site for the Tri-County Hospital.
"'We don't have the infrastructures or the financial requirements to have a hospital in Dixie
County," Lamb said. "But our citizens deserve to have the closest and most adequate health care
possible."
Schupp explained that all three counties, Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy, were evaluated as possible
hospital sites, but the Chiefland site was more central to all three counties and it offered an important
feature-sewer.
"Sewer was only available on that site," Schupp said.
And even though the hospital is not going to be in Dixie County, Schupp said he has been able to
develop excellent relations with Crown Employment Services in Old Town as well as with Lake
City Community College to provide employment opportunities to Dixie County residents.
With Crown Employment Services, Schupp explained that residents will be able to receive
training for business personnel, housekeeping and plant engineering positions at the new hospital.
At LCCC, students going into nursing, physical therapy or other allied health care professions
will be able to take their clinical courses at the hospital.
"The hospital is going to enhance employment opportunities to Dixie County residents and
improve job skills and salary," Schupp said.
Overall though, Schupp said, "What a great Christmas present this will be for the community."
AHCA's decision will be available no later than Dec. 15 on the following Web site:
http://ahca.myflorida.com. There will then be a 20-day period for the decision to be appealed.


"MONUMENT"
Continued from page I

negative report about the
monument and that was from a
gentleman who lives in
Gainesville.
"The Community is behind
this issue with overwhelming
support coming in for the Ten
Commandment Monument,"
stated Landers. "We are a very
close knit and tight community
and certainly it does fit within
cur social morals," he added.
When the Dixie monument
was compared to the Kentucky
and Texas cases which also
dealt with the issue of placing
the Ten Commandments on
public property, Lander stated,
".Well I think it's clear that the
bigger aspect is that the court
said that each instance must be
looked at individually. It's an
aspect of trying to remove God
from our lives altogether."
ColImes asked Lander if a 6
ton-block of granite is going to
make your community a better
community? Lander replied,
"Will it make it a worse
community?"
Colmes then asked why go
to the trouble, why go to
taxpayer expense and why
create the controversy?
Lander answered, "I do
believe it has some benefit.
Certainly the Ten
-Commandments as they sit
behind us are things that we
,should all strive to live by in
!my belief."
The show was short lived,
with the satellite connection
'being disrupted during the
taping, ending the FoxNews
debate.
And it's that belief that is
shared by the majority of
.Dixie's population This week
-the Advocate has been
inundated with calls and visits
-from local residents in support
-f the monument. Some have
-even expressed their feelings
~in letters to the editor. There
has only been a total of two
letters in opposition, which
-includes Mr. Kellerman's from
"Gainesville last week.
The Advocate also received
"-:copy of a letter from the
-Freedom From Religion


Foundation, sent out to various
news sources, soliciting
.someone from Dixie County
willing to join a lawsuit
challenging the placement of
the monument on the steps of
the Dixie County Courthouse.
A copy of a letter written
directly to the Dixie Board of
County Commissioners was
also included in the fax, again
stating that they intend to sue.
Another fax, sent to County
Coordinator, Arthur Bellot
came from the Thomas More
Law Center. The purpose of
the letter was to offer their
services to represent the Board
and its individual members in
any lawsuit brought by the
ACLU, Freedom From
Religion Foundation, or any
similar organization in any
court action seeking the
removal of the monument.
It is unfortunate that the
placement of the Ten
Commandment monument has
become an issue and caused so
much' controversy. It is
important to note that this
controversy began with one
person calling a large
newspaper and television
station in a large city that is


located 50 miles away from
our community.
Before this issue became
the topic of national talk, Dixie
County was known best for its
pristine woodlands and waters.
Ecotourism is its choice of
industry in order to preserve
those woodlands and waters.
And while our area has grown
quite considerably over the
past few years it still remains
a rural community with close
ties to its roots planted by our
pioneer families with deep
Christian beliefs.
No doubt there are others
that feel the placement of the
monument was not politically
correct, legal or just plain goes
against their beliefs. However,
the majority of Dixie citizens
have spoken, or in this case,
had quietly accepted the
monument's placement. Some
receive spiritual fulfillment
when they see the monument,
while others have accepted it
as a way of life "normal" for
this small rural community
they call home. In their
acceptance the "majority" have
made a bold statement that
good Christian folk live here in
what we here in Dixie County
call "God's Country".


"MARCH OF DIMES"
Continued from page 1

birth story and the importance of people supporting the March of
Dimes efforts to prevent premature birth.
Awards were presented to outstanding volunteers in their
county.
The Dixie County Volunteer of the Year Award was presented
to Cheryl Ricketson. Cheryl is a Physical Education teacher at
Anderson Elementary in Cross City. She has dedicated much of
her time to the March of Dimes mission and works hard to assure
that the annual Anderson Elementary WalkMania is a fun and
successful event each year. She has coordinated the walk for the
past thirteen years and has taken the time to think of innovative
ways to make the walk more fun for her students by including
activities such as obstacle courses and more. Through much of her
efforts, this year's WalkMania at Anderson Elementary raised over
$4,000. Cheryl is dedicated and passionate about raising awareness
for the March of Dimes.
The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency
whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing
birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Founded in
1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community
services, education, and advocacy to save babies and in 2003
launched a five-year campaign to address the increasing rate of
premature birth. For more information, visit the March of Dimes
Web site at www.marchofdimes.com or its Spanish Web site at
www.nacersano.org


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Senate Offshore Drilling Bill

Moves Forward
WASHINGTON, D.C. -Last Friday. December 1", 2006,
Congress moved a step closer to providing Florida's unique
environment and 50 billion-dollar tourism economy with long-term
protection from oil rigs in the Gult of Mexico.
House leadership announced they would vote this week on
offshore drilling legislation passed by the Senate last summer. The
bill includes key provisions by Florida Sens. Bill Nelson and Mel
Martinez that will protect Florida's coastline.
Nelson expressed optimism upon hearing the news of the
House leadership's move.
"It's welcome news that the House of Representatives is going
to take up this legislation we passed in the Senate to protect the
interests of Florida from oil rigs being right off of our coasts,"
Nelson said. "It keeps those oil rigs over 250 miles off of the
state's west coast. It protects not only our tourism industry and our
unique environment, but also the military training sites in the Gulf
of Mexico, where we test many of our sophisticated weapons
systems."
AGENDA
Dixie County Courthouse Commission
Meeting Room
Cross City Florida
Regular Meeting
10:00 AM December 7, 2006
The Dixie County Board of County Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida,
will meet on Thursday, December 7, 2006, 10:00 AM in a regular meeting in the
County Commissioners Meeting Room, in the Dixie County Courthouse, Cross
City, Florida.
1. Call to Order
2. Invocation and Pledge to the American Flag
3. Approval of Commission Minutes
4. DeYoung & Dickey Construction
RE: Change Order
5. Southern Nights Saloon, Michael Relchman
RE: Zoning Issues
6. Pure Water Wilderness
RE: Appointment of a Board of County Commissioner Representative
7. George Land
RE: Zoning Issues
8. Kay McCallister, Representative to Original Florida Tourism Task Force
9. Bettie Gail Osteen, Indigent Healthcare Age
10. Joe Ruth, Solid Waste Coordinator
11. Jerry Prater, Veterans Service Officer
12. Dick Edwards, Community Programs Consultant
13. Rex Dunn, Steinhatchee Water
14. Jack Spivey, Building and Zoning
15. Billy Keen, Zoning Official
16. Howard Reed, County Road Superintendent
17. Chad Reed, Director/Chief Emergency Services
18. Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
19. Lindsey Lander, County Attorney
20. Dana Cannon Johnson, Clerk of Court
21. County Commission Items
22. Vouchers Approved
23. Adjourn
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person decided to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearings, he/
she will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he/she will need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
"Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to
participate in this proceeding should contact (352) 486-4931 (Voice & TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8771. "
The Board meets the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 AM and the third
Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM. Individuals that would like to be placed on
the agenda should call Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of Court, by 4:00 PM on Friday
Preceding the Board meeting, at (352) 498-1200.
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ACCIDENT. Cont.
From 1A
Dyals was driving a Bolens'
lawnmower at approximately
8:00 p.m. on SR 349 roadway,
without lights or reflectors
when the accident happened.
G.I. Inman, 44, of Cross:
City was also traveling soidth
on SR 349 and came up on
Dyals, hitting the mower from
the rear and pushing it
forward.
Hube was thrown onto the
west shoulder, while Dyals
was thrown onto the hood of
Inman's car. Dyals was
pronounced deceased at the
scene.
Both Inman and his
passenger were unharmed
during the accident.
Charges are pendiig.-
further investigation into the
incident. It was noted on the
report that a blood-alcohol
count test was preformed on
both drivers.
Dyals is survived by his
parents Danny and Judy Dyals
of Old Town. He was a
lifetime resident of Dixie
County. Services for Dyals
were held Tuesday, DecemberD
5 th. He was laid to rest at the-
Old Town Cemetery.
Dyals is the second Dixie
resident fatally injured in
traffic accidents in the last two
weeks

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Introducing Juliana Elizabeth Land
Whitney & Tera Land of Chattahoochee, FL are proud to
I announce the birth of their beautiful daughter Juliana Elizabeth
Land. Juliana was born August 26, 2006 at Shands at AGH in
L1 \Gainesville, FL at 7:15 a.m. Juliana was 18 V2 inches long and
weighed 7 lbs. and 11 ozs.
Juliana's maternal grandparents are Daryl Jackson of Old
Town, FL, and Rodney & Rhonda Tomlinson of Punta Gorda, FL.
Her maternal great grandparents are Benny & Edith Valentine of
Cross City, FL, Cecil & Lavon Revel of Old Town, FL, the late
S '. Carl Jackson, Johnny & Margie Tomlinson of Starke, FL. Her
mternal great great grandmother is Ms. Sally Dunnam of Old
Town, FL.
Her paternal grandparents are Dean Land of Mayo, FL and
-. Paula Land of Live Oak, FL. Her paternal great grandparents are
SElvoy & Betty Land of Mayo, FL and Hubert & Zoe Gamble of
Deckle Beach, FL.
| Juliana Elizabeth Land was named after her Great Uncle
(Nanerhead) Julian Troy Valentine.
We are all very blessed to have received such a sweet miracle
Jlaof God.
We love you Juliana!

Juliana Elizabeth Land


New Prospect

Baptist News
We were blessed to be in
God's house again Sunday, as
our choir sang beautiful praises
to Him, and Bro. Billy broke
the Bread of Life to us from
God's Holy Word. What a
privilege it is to openly
worship Him, as this privilege
is not a worldwide grant. We
were additionally blessed by
our own singing group,
Southern Grace, who did a
fantastic job as they sang
several songs, after which Bro.
Billy brought a special
message from 2nd Kings 20:1-
6a.
We're looking forward to
our Christmas program next
Sunday evening, Dec. 10th.
The cast will have a dress


The Word Made

Flesh
Mark, Number & Name of
the Beast
: Continued from last week. I,
th son of man, say the baptism in
the Holy Spirit that is practiced so
much today should be a baptism of
both Spirit and Fire. The scripture
tekhes this, but is ignored in so
mnhy cases. One of the greatest
things that John taught as he
preached to the people that came
to -hear him was "I indeed baptize
:u \ith after unto repentance:
bu '.he that cometh alfer me is
mihiier than I. whose shoes I am
not worthy to bear: he shall
baptize you with the Holy Ghost,
and with fire." Did you know that
when you are baptized right, you
ard baptized with the Holy Ghost
anl fire? If you sin against the
Hcqly Spirit or do anything against
it, :the fire is there to catch you.
You have a consuming fire in you,
continuously working with you.
We are talking about a fire like the
fire that led the children of Israel
out of Egypt's darkness and
bondage.
4 I, the son of man, say aren't
you glad you are getting rid of the
best nature that is in you? That
old human lustful substance that
we have been a part of is no more.
Most of the Christian-minded
people that I come in contact with
do not want to clean up their flesh
and spirit. (2 Corinthians 7:1) John
the forerunner of Jesus cried out:
"Whose fan is in his hand, and he
will thoroughly purge his floor,
abd will gather the wheat into his
mrner; but the chaff he will burn
.Aith fire unquenchable." There
was chaff in the people today.
Aren't you glad you know now
Sat you have been baptized into
e death, burial, and resurrection
4a1 Jesus Christ? .(Romans 6:3-6)
aren't you glad that you are rising
tip in a newness of life that you've
ever had in all your life? There is
no 6-6-6 attached to you. You.
don't have to have that stamped in
your hand or in your forehead.
.our right hand symbolizes power
*tnd your forehead symbolizes a
Vlace for Jesus to sit. He couldn't
it on His left this is not the
power side. He sits on the power
sde.
* I, the son of man, say in this
fleshly human (carnal) mind is
Were this 6-6-6 was establishing
ielf, but you didn't realize you
,re taking it on. This 6-6-6 has
bfen working in you ever since
u were a baby and you didn't
klow it. This is the part of you
tkat has to be crucified in Christ.
I"lese seraphims were seen
s ending above the throne. It does
rt say how many there were.
patch what they did. Each one of
tiese seraphims took two wings
acid placed these two wings over
his face, placed two wings over
lajs feet, and then he used the other
wo to fly with. (Isaiah 6:1-5)
(, the son of man, say what is your
(ace? What are we saying? Your
face is the place where the whole
bjing of you shows itself. It's like
fooking at the face of a clock, you
see it all, but you may not know
What time it is. Your face is you.
Lease stay up with me each week,
itfnot you won't know what I am
saying. Continued next week.


rehearsal Wednesday evening,
Dec. 6th, at 6:00 P. M. Our
Pastor/Deacons meeting will
be Monday evening, Dec. 11th,
and the Ladies' Ministry will
have their Christmas Party the


same night, 6:30 P. M., at our
church fellowship hall.
We invite all to visit and
fellowship with us at New
Prospect anytime...God loves
you, and so do we! As always,


please pray for everyone
in need, including all those on
the prayer lists, our military,
and our President and other
leaders. Have a good week,
and may God bless you.


Cross City Church of God

Presents

"The Homecoming A Smoky

Mountain Christmas Story"
The Cross City Church of God invites you to come experience
a presentation of a Christmas musical featuring Southern
Gospel/Bluegrass style music. "A Smoky Mountain Christmas -
The Homecoming" is a humorous and heart warming story that
will strike a familiar chord with anyone who has ever spent
Christmas with their extended family.
"The Homecoming" will be presented in both the morning and
evening services on Sunday, December 17, 2006. The morning
service begins at 10:30 a.m. and the evening service at 6:30 p.m.


Calling ALL Children!
Pastors Benita & Theadus Corbin and members of Wind of the
Spirit Ministries invite ALL CHILDREN, ages 0-16 to "Operation
Christmas", Saturday, December 16th from 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m. at
the church located off US 19 in Old Town.
The afternoon promises to be filled with fun and lots of
activities and refreshments.
Special Christmas boxes will be handed out to all the children
who are in attendance; filled with goodies and hopefully making'
their holiday a little brighter.
This event has been made possible through the generosity of
the church, individuals and businesses throughout the community.
May God bless each of you!


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Agape' Christian Center First Baptist Church of Cross City New Prospect Baptist Church
N Cnrr H,., 3.49 & ti 312th Old Tr*n UUS 19 Cross C,. US 19 Between Cross City & Old Town
*Where -'ou Are Known By Your Lo..e Sunday SchcoIl 930A. Moming Worship 10 15A Jesus Is The Answer For Your L.ie
V. Sunday Worship 10A & 6P& Cnildren Crurri 10 0A Evening Worsip 7P Sunday School 10A Morning Worship 11A
i F.Ion 7 TP Bole Study Wed -7 P- Mid.Wee Serice Wed GAs RA -6P PYouth 7P Children s Church 11A -Evening Worship -7P
psWel Ser pcAdult B.Dioe Study S Prayer 7P Choir 8P Wednesday Evening 7P
-^' Pastor J.D. Clark Pastor Mike Brown Pastor Billy Robson ----
-- (352) 542-1800 (352)498-5107 (352) 498-3711


Calvary Temple Assembly of God First Baptist Church of Old Town Old Town United Methodist Church
. Suwannee Lumber Road Cross City Welcome To God s House Won I You Come On In' US 19 Old Town
Sunday School 10A Morning Worship -11A Food Pantry Open 8am 11am. Mon Thurs
Joinr, Us For A Visit. Slay For A Lilelme Evening Worsnp 6P Come Let Us Worship & Adore Hir
Sunday Worhip 10 30 A Wednesday Boble Study 7P Sunday Worship 9 30A
Wednesday Eern.ng Service 7P Krc.'. & t.e deoOr W.ii ope-rn eek ,ou ,.|ii find a.k. & you wiII Church School 11A
Kd Church Ages 3-5 & 6-12 Ie ,1er,. -I0e elemail, Wednesday Choir Pracice 7P
Pastors Jim & Marion Hurst Pastor Royce Hanshew Pastor Rev. Carl Rainear
'-- --- (352) 498-3023 (352) 542-7050 (352) 542-7954


Central Baptist Church First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee Old Town Church of God
Inilerect.on of Camp St & Horseshoe Beach Rd Ri.erside Dr..e SSeinhr.atcree Welcomes You To Come & WVorsnip With Us
LighlnOuse On The Gulf
in.iles u To Worsrp Wirn us' Sunday Scrichl 10A.* Momring Worship- 11A Sunday School 10 00A
Church wahre erern,Odyi s sorriebCd, & Chnist is LorO E.enn Wi'shnp GP Sunday Momrrng vVorshp 11 00 A
Sunday School-10 .:.mring Worsrip. 11A Wedrela, Praer Meetbre 7P Sunday Even.ng Worship 6 i00 P P
E. enng Worship 6P Wed P3aer Meetlng 7P &Aars 6 30P Wednesday Eening Worship -7 00 P
Pastor David B. Downing Pastor Leon Holden Pastor Troy Hare
(352) 498-0714 (352) 498-2108 (352) 542-8222


Cross City Church of Christ First BaptistChurch of Horseshoe Beach Scrub Creek Baptist Church
5237 52 NE 147th St iMcAunhur St I 25 Ma.n Streel Horseshoe Beach. FL Located 6 Miles East on CR 351
Where G.cIJ ; Word Is Changing Li.e A Friendly Church Wilh A Welcome Spirit
Sund a,
Bible Study 1 ,H)A Btle Srud 10A. Worship 11 B1Ble Study 9 45A Worship Ser.ice 11A
S. omng Worship 11 OOA Sunday E.enrng WoC.nhp 6P Churcr, Training 6P Evening Worsnp 7P
Wednesday I E en.ng Bible Studav 7P Wednesday B.ole SludyIPrayer 7P Wednresday Prayer Measng 7P
Minister Bill Ross Pastor Carlos M. Perez Pastor Archie Knowles
(352) 339-5864 (352) 498-0756 (352) 498-5535


Cross City Church of God First United Methodist Church Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Kenneln Sireet Cross City 22 NE 1351n St Cross City Cross Cly
Proclaiming The Full Gospel For All People' "Open Heans. Open Minds. Open Doors
Sunday School 10A ** Morning Worship 11A The People of The United Methodast Church "Welcomes You Where Jesus is Lord"
Children s Church 11A --Evening Worship 6 30P Sabbath School-9 30A Morning Worship 11A
Wednesday Family Training Hour Adult & Teen Mnislry. Sunday Schol 9 45A Morning Worship 11A Wednesday Prayer Meeang *6 30P
Boy's Bngade & Gins Club 7 30P Wednesday Adull Choir 7 30P
Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey, Pastor Pastor Rev. Howard Grimmenga Pastor Bill Schnorbus
(352) 498-3280 (352) 498-3420 H (352) 498-3258 C (352) 498-5674 -


Cross City Petecostal Holiness Church The Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ Suwannee River Baptist Church
100 Parker Streel t Cross City Welcomes you to come and worship Old Town Next to Trugas
In the heart of D.re Co win Dime Co at hean with us in Horseshoe Beach Come Gro w h Us
Sunday c. t 10, .om.ng 1 Wiorsr..p. 11Ah
Chldren Church Ages 3-11 Sunday M.oro.ng 10 00 A .Sunday School 945A Worsnhp SrrA.:X 114
Sun E.er.ing tP IYouthquake ages 12-18) Sunday, E.en.ric 6 i0 PM E.ening Wcnshr. 6P
\ Wed Famnily rigrl -:7 3jP r.1isso.nette s & B,, z Club Wenesads Ever.ing 7 i:. P:.1 Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bble Study 7P
Pastor Paul & Louise Tyson Pastor James Butler Pastor Rev. Bobby Lindsey
(352) 498-0736 (352) 498-3577 (352) 542-0801


Faith Baptist Church Lydia Baptist Church Wind of the Spirit Outreach Ministries
CR 55AiBer.veen Cross City & Old Towrni 2 M.isl Wesi o Cross, C., on US 19 Located Ber.nd NAPA In Old To.vn
A Church "'ou Can Call H.:.me A Church Wilh:.ul Walls' *,
The Church Wilh An Open Door Sunday M'.Tr.-n P&,-er 9 15A. Sunday Schc<.l 9 45A
Sunday School 9 454 ** Mr.orrming Wship 11A M.iMrn.rI Worship 11A Eenring Worship 7F Sunday I.1OMTng 10 30A Surda, E.erng 6P
E.ernrg W.ship -7P W7*dnryda, -Prayer Mleeng 7P Tue'day. irieroessIry Praser 7 30.iP
1MiA-Weee. Bible Stud/ Wednesda, 7P DioP SCiutuuiai-,on Friends, RAs GAs Th.ursda, Night 7 30P
Rev. Jackie Pettrey, Pastor Pastor Wayne Allen Pastor Theadus & Benita Corbin
(352) 542-7103 (352) 498-5617 (352) 498-5837


SFirst Assembly of God McCrabb Baptist Church Holy Cross Catholic Mission
Hwy 351 & Camp Two Rd Cross Cit, 7 Miles N:.rtn o Olid Tcvn on SR 349 Hwy 19 South of Cross Cary
,Ccrne Worship With USt
Surnday School- 10A. MorningWorship HA Sundae School. 945A Worsn.p Seri..ce 11A Mass Sundays -- 11:30 a.m.
SundayChldrensChun h. 11A Church Trai,-org -.P E..ernj Wore.p P Confessions Sundays 10:45- 11:15 a.m. .
Sunday Evening. 7P Wednesday E~enig 7 3t0iP Wo,,mn, Prave," Gr..up 3rd Tuesdav 10A
W* W.-j Prayer MeEn .-.g 7P. BroBherrmc.:.a;WF.iU 1 Wed 7P CCD Every Wednesday 6:00- 7:15 p.m. .
S Rev. Marvin & Janice Parsley At SL John the Evangelist in Chiefland..
(352)498-3366 Pastor Bruce Sullivan Grades Pre-K thru High School. '


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2006


SOf, ituaries


James Irish Chavous
James Irish Chavous of Cross City passed away Monday,
December 4, 2006 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in
Gainesville. FL. James was a lifetime resident of Dixie County. He
was 76 years old at the time of
his passing. A member of the
First Baptist Church, he enjoyed
his Sunday School Classes. He
was a 22 year veteran of the .
United States Air Force, retiring
in December 1969. After
retirement from the military he
spent 20 years with the United
States Postal Service as a Postal
Clerk before retiring in 1990.
He enjoyed many hobbies
including, gardening, fishing
and hunting. But mostly he
enjoyed his family.
James is survived by his m
wife, Linda Chavous of Cross James Irish Chavous
City; son Jason (Cookie) Chavous of Goldsboro, North Carolina;
daughter Janelle (Jay) Whitaker of Sebring, Florida; sister Luella
Osteen of Cross City; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Eric and Allie Chavous and
his brother, E.J. Chavous.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 7, 2006 at
11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Cross City with Pastor
Jonathan Chavous and Rev. Mike Brown officiating. Burial will
follow at the Cross City Cemetery. A visitation will be held
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m.
at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home.
Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home, US Hwy. 19, Cross City, Florida (352)
498-5400.
James Timothy Dyals
James Timothy Dyals of Old Town passed away Friday,
December 1, 2006 as the result of an accident; he was 34. Mr.
Dyals was a lifetime resident of Dixie County and a member of the
Central Baptist Church in Cross City.
James is survived by his parents Danny and Judy Dyals of Old
Town and many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. He was
preceded in death by his brother, Humperdink.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at the
Rick Gooding Funeral Home with Rev. David Downing
officiating. Burial followed at the Old Town Cemetery. A
visitation was held Monday, December 4, 2006 at the funeral home
between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m.
Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home, US Hwy. 19, Cross City, FL, 352-498-5400.

Virginia Lucille Wiggins Lowe
Mrs. Virginia Lucille Wiggins Lowe of Pensacola, FL passed
away Sunday, November 19, 2006 at the Southern Oaks Nursing
Home. She was 69. Mrs. Lowe was born in Dixie County and then
moved to Pensacola five years ago from Chiefland. She was a
retail clerk and a Baptist.
Mrs. Lowe is survived by her husband, Wendell C. Lowe of
Pensacola; son, Charles G. Driggers (Janice) of Milton, FL;
daughters, Teresa Proctor of Ocala, FL, Virginia Taylor (Bill) of
Pensacola, Valerie K. Johnson (Jay) of Tallahassee; brothers, Leon
"Buddy" Wiggins of Old Town, J.D. Wiggins (Sandy) of Johnston,
SC, Winston Wiggins (Sandy) of Bradenton, FL, Charles Ray
Wiggins (Kathy) of Crystal River; sisters, Sue Meeks (Jr.) of
Ocooee, FL, Ann Muga of Thonotosassa, FL; 7 grandchildren and
4 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at
2:00 p.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with Rev.
Billy Robson officiating. Burial followed at Cross City Cemetery.
A visitation was held Tuesday afternoon prior to the service
between noon and 2:00p.m.
Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home, Cross City, FL, 352-498-5400.

Janice Ella Long
Janice Ella Long of Old Town passed away Tuesday,
November 28, 2006 at her home. Janice was 52 years old at the
time of her passing. Born in Gainesville, FL on September 7, 1954
to Wilbur and Bertie Long she lived her lifetime in Dixie County.
She was a member of McCrabb Baptist Church.
Janice is survived by her father, Wilbur Long of Old Town;
daughters, Diana Lynn Miller of Daytona Beach and Leslie Karin
Meeks of Old Town; brothers, James Long of Anthony and Vernon
Long of Old Town; sisters, Mary Arrington of Trenton and Myrtle
Futch of Old Town.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 2, 2006 at
3p.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David
Downing and Rev. Billy Robson officiating. A visitation was held
Friday, December 1, 2006 between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m.
Arrangements were under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home, US Hwy 19, Cross City, FL 352/498-5400.


Behold The Tabernacle of God
Rev. 21:3
"The Bastard Son"
Continued from last week. I, the day of the Lord, say may we first of
all examine some reasons why children are brought into this world. Let us
remember always that the child itself has absolutely nothing to say about
being brought into this life. It has nothing to say about its color,
nationality, birthplace, sex, or anything else of that nature. We may say
that at least some of these things are determined by the laws of nature, but
we would rather say they are determined by the laws of God working All
things according to the council of his own will and that concerns all
people.
I, the day of the Lord, say the first and basic reason for the birth of all
children is for the preservation and increase of humanity. Humanity has no
other way of preserving itself except through the birth of children.
Whatever other reasons there may be and there are several, they will rest
upon this basic one, the implanted instinct and urge of self-preservation in
mankind. The savage in the jungle, or the highly educated and refined
person in the highest strata of society, must return to this basic principle in
order to perpetuate himself and the rest of the human race. There is no


other way; generally speaking all are given the honor, privilege and
responsibility of partaking in this, else humanity soon would disappear.
I, the day of the Lord, say we suppose that the greatest natural reason
for bringing children into this world is because they are desired and
wanted for themselves. The love of husband and wife, combined and
working with the love of father and mother, is designed and given to
humanity to cause them to want to desire to bring children into being,
simply because they do love and desire them. The principle and greatest
desire in the lives of such parents is to have a family, to provide well for
that family, and to see that each member of that family is started into his
orfher life with the best possible preparation that the family can provide.
I, the day of the Lord, say the third reason for bringing children into
this world is for religious reasons. Some groups of people or churches feel
that there should be no restrictions on the number of children that are born
to a husband and wife, but that they should either have marital relations
for the sole purpose of bringing children into the world or they should
have no relations at all.
I, the day of the Lord, say the greatest reason for this seems to be that this
is the best and easiest way to increase the members of their religious
people. Continued next week.


Donald Lee Richards
Mr. Donald Lee Richards, 71, of Old Town, Florida, died early
Monday morning in the Shands at Alachua General Hospital
following an extended illness. A native of East St. Louis, Missouri,
Mr. Richards had been a resident of Old Town for the past twelve
years having moved there from Miami, Florida. Mr. Richards was
retired from the United States Army after twenty years of service,
including time spent with the National Security Agency. He then
worked as a sales representative for a family owned industrial
supply until his ill health forced his retirement about thirteen years
ago. Mr. Richards was an avid reader and was a member of the
American Legion.
Mr. Richards is survived by his wife of twenty-six years, Gail
Richards of Old Town; a daughter & son-in-law, Tiffany & D.J.
LeGault of Fort White, Florida; and his two grandchildren, Bailee
& Elijah LeGault both of Fort White, Florida.
Private family memorial services were held. The family will
receive friends at the Richards' home in Old Town from 4:00 p.m.
till 6:00 p.m. Friday evening. Arrangements are under the direction
of the Dees Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 768
West Duval Street, Lake City. (961-9500 or 752-1234) Please sign
the on-line family guest book at www.deesfamilyfuneralhome.com

William Franklin Sheppard
Mr. William Franklin "Frank" Sheppard died Monday,
December 4th 2006 at North Florida Regional Hospital. He was 77
years old. Mr. Sheppard retired earlier this year from Pinner Oil
Co. after 36 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of
Cross City where he taught the men's Sunday school for over 20
years.
His wife JoAnn survives him, daughters Beth Lambert
(Ronnie) and Susan Morgan. 1 granddaughter Joanna Bell, 3
grandsons Hank Lambert, Kade Norris and Cody Morgan, I great
grandson Aiden Sheppard Bell, one brother Edward Sheppard
(Elouise) all of Cross City and numerous nieces & nephews.
A visitation will be held Thursday, December 7"' at Rick
Gooding Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be
Friday, December 8th at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Cross
City.

Clementine LeCount Smith
Clementine LeCount Smith of Archer died November 27, 2006
at her home. She was 91.
Mrs. Smith was born in Lukens, Florida (near Cedar Key) and
moved to Archer in 1945. She was a member of Archer First
Baptist Church, a 64 year member of Eastern Star Chapter 138 in
Archer. She enjoyed growing flowers and crocheting.
Survivors include a daughter Eleanor L. Downing and her
husband, Sam of Inglis, FL; sister, Mary Elizabeth Pooser Smith;
grandchildren, Lane Downing and wife, Renee of Old Town;
Donna McClelland and husband, Roy of Homosassa, FL; Deana
Tumlin and husband Thomas of Old Town; Troy Smith and wife,
Sherilyn of Archer; Travis Smith and wife, Tally of Cleveland,
TN; Tracey Smith and wife, Debbie of Fort White; Tresha
Langford and husband, Bill of Orange Park and Tara Sauls of
Williston; 26 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by husband, Russell H. Smith son,
Lloyd Jackson "Buddy" Smith; brothers, Joseph A. Pooser and
Lloyd A. Pooser; sister Jacqueline Eatman.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2006
at 2:00 p.m. at Archer Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Laurel
Hill Cemetery under the direction of William-Thomas Funeral
Home Wesarea, 823 N.W. 143rd Street. The family will receive
friends on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 from 5:30 7:00 p.m.
at the funeral home.

Christmas Eve Service Planned
First Baptist Church, Cross City Florida invites you to join us
on Sunday, December 24th 2006 at 5:00 p.m. for a Christmas Eve
Communion Service. Let us celebrate Jesus, God's greatest gift.


A Special

Thank You
Thank you to my friends
for taking care of me while I
was recovering from heel
surgery. I appreciate my
friends Kay Harden, Janet
Gooding, Janice Strickland and
especially the ladies of the
First United Methodist Church
for seeing that I always had
food. Kay Harden ran my
errands and picked up my
mail. Joe Douglas and Ron
Pair for taking me to the
Beauty Shop in the wheelchair.


In Loving Memory
-Vb--mnnEffm


Ak


Jyme Cyndel Young
Ever Found
Have you ever found a friend who makes your heart glow?
Someone who is wonderful, who you're honored to know,
Someone to laugh with, and sometimes to cry,
Someone who loves you when you don't know why.
Someone who just seems to understand you,
Someone who you love no matter what they do,
Someone who you think of day and night,
Someone who shows up when the time is just right.
Someone who shares all your ups and downs,
Someone you smile with, replacing your frowns,
Someone who appears whenever there is a need,
Surely you must know, God planted that seed.
These seeds God has planted here on earth
Cannot be measured by earthly worth.
They were planted deeply in your friends heart,
By God's love placed here from the start.
Value those friendships, honor their decision,
Never try to make their dreams your revisions,
Respect their feelings, never make demands,
Hold their love tightly in your hands.
Never be angry if you don't talk to them each day,
For a heart can be loving even from far away.
Trust in friendship, send a piece of your heart,
This is how friendship was intended from the start.
Hold their memory in your heart and mind,
Continue to love them all the time,
See them for what they really are -
True friends are Angels sent by God from afar!
Always missing you. We love you.
Mama, Daddy, & Angel

In Loving Memory


It is wonderful to live in a
town that cares.
Pat Anderson


Jake Alderson "Add"Summers
December 8, 1910 January 23, 1992
Always in our thoughts, always in our hearts....


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2006


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED

ROGER LILES
818 NE 349 AVE.
OLD TOWN, FLORIDA 32680

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

Certificate No. 749
MAY 23, 2002

Description of Property:

Parcel No. 25-10-13-4970-OOD1-0180

LEG 25 10 13 BEG NW CR S 5 G LOT 3
RUN S 680 FT E 480 FT TO POB RUN S
100 FT E 40 FT N 100 FT W 40 FT TO
POB OR LOT 20 BLK D1

Subject to the restriction of record,

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

CYNTHIA POE SHEPHERD
203 Hampton Circle
Jupiter, FL 33458

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 December 28, 2006 at
11;00A.M.

November 27, 2006

DANA D. JOHNSON, Clerk of Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628

Candace L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk
49-52
LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED

ROGER LILES
818 NE 349 AVE.
OLD TOWN, FLORIDA 32680

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

Certificate No. 770
MAY 23, 2002

Description of Property:

Parcel No. 25-10-13-4970-00E3-0020

26 10 113 LOTS 2 & 3 BLK E-3 OR BK P
282 JEMLANDS #2 UNRECORDED PLAT

Subject to the restriction of record,

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

HAROLD & JANICE WELLIVER
Rd. 1 Box 205
Stillwater, PA 17878

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 December 28, 2006 at
11:00A.M.

November 22, 2006

DANA D. JOHNSON, Clerk of Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628

Candace L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk
49-52

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED

ROGER LILES
818 NE 349 AVE.
OLD TOWN, FLORIDA 32680

The holder of the following certificate has
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of the
property and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows
Certificate No. 725
MAY 23, 2002

Description of Property:

Parcel No. 25-10-13-4970-00ci-0020

LEG 25 10 13 BEG NE CR S 5 G LOT 3
RUNS S 20 FT W 40 FT TO POB RUN S
100 FT W 80 FT E 80 FT TO POB OR
LOTS 2 & 3 BLK C1 JEMLANDS SUBD

Subject to the restriction of record,

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

M.B. & ETHEL BUSH
126S Pinetree Blvd, Apt. 9,
Thomasville, GA 31792-7140

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 December 28. 2006 at
11:00 A.M.

November 27, 2006

DANA D. JOHNSON, Clerk of Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628

Candace L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk
49-52


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF
ORDINANCE BY THE TOWN COUNCIL
OF THE TOWN OF HORSESHOE
BEACH, FLORIDA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an
ordinance, which title hereinafter appears,
will be considered for enactment by the
Town Council of the Town of Horseshoe
Beach, Florida, at a public hearing on
December 7, 2006 at 7:30 P.M. or as soon
thereafter as the matter can be heard, in
the Town Council Meeting Room, Town
Hall located 18 Fifth Avenue East,
Horseshoe Beach, Florida,

ORDINANCE NO. 2006-05

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF
HORSESHOE BEACH, FLORIDA,
AMENDING THE TEXT OF THE TOWN
OF HORSESHOE BEACH LAND
DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, AS
AMENDED; BY ADDING A NEW
SECTION 14.13, ENTITLED
PROPORTIONATE FAIR-SHARE
TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM;
PROVIDING SEVERABILITY;
REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN
CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

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

At the aforementioned public hearing, all
interested parties may appear to be heard
with respect to the amendment.

Copies of the ordinance are available for
public inspection at the Office of the Town
Clerk, town Hall located at 18 Fifth Avenue
East, Horseshoe Beach, Florida during
regular business hours.


All persons are advised that if t
to appeal any decision made at
referenced public hearing, they
record of the proceedings, an
such purpose, they may need
that a verbatim record of the p
is made, which record inc
testimony and evidence upon
appeal is to be based

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FO
DEED

ROGER LILES
818 NE 349 AVE.
OLD TOWN, FLORIDA 326

The holder of the following certif
filed said certificate for a tax de
issued thereon. The certificate nu
year of issuance, the description
property and the names in whi
assessed are as follows

Certificate No. 771
MAY 23, 2002

Description of Property:

Parcel No. 25-10-13-4970-00E3-C

25 10 13 LOT4 BLK E -3 DESC
30 PG 136 JEMLANI
UNRECORDED PLAT

Subject to the restriction of record

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

FERNINAND A. & MARY MAKSI
1630 Shannon Rd.
Girard, OH 44420

WARNING: Said property beii
County of Dixie, State of Florid
such certificate shall be
according to law the property de
such certificate shall be sol
highest bidder at the Dixie
Courthouse on December 28
11:00 A.M.

November 22, 2006

DANA D. JOHNSON, Clerk of Co
Dixie County, Florida 32628

Candace L. Corbin, Deputy Cleri

LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TI
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FC
COUNTY,

Case No: 2006 -

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF:

SHIRLEY KAY LEMMERMEN,
a/k/a SHIRLEY SANFORD LEMM

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate
Kay Lemmermen a/ka/ Shirley
Lemmermen, deceased, File
2006-CP-121, is pending in thi
Court for Dixie County, Florida,
Division, the address of which is
Highway 251, Cross City, Florida
The names and addresses of the
representative and the
representative's attorney are s
below.

All creditors of the of the deced
other persons having claims or (
against decedent's estate, i
unmatured, contingent or unli
claims, on whom a copy of this
served must file their claims with tl
WITHINTHE LATER OF 3 M
AFTER THE DATE OF THE


LEGAL


,NOTICES


December 28, 2006 and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court at P.O. Box 37,
Trenton, Florida 32693, before service on
Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you
fail to do so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
petition.

Copies of all court documents in this case,
including orders, are available at the Clerk
of Circuit Court's office. You may review
these documents upon request.


PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.

The date of the first publication of this
Notice is December 7, 2006.

SHERI LEMMERMEN, Personal
Representative
563 SE 154 Avenue
Old Town, Florida 32680

RONALD W. STEVENS, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 777470
P.O. Box 1444
Bronson, Florida 32621
(352) 486-3039
50-51 /
LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLOARIDA

Case No.: 21-2006-DR-0281
Division: DR

Brian A. Childs,
Petitioner

And

Alisha J. Childs,
Respondent


NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION
OF MARRIAGE

To: Alisha J. Childs
P.O. Box 1856,
Cross City, FL 32628

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on BRIAN A.
CHILDS, whose address is P.O. Box 297,
Old Town, Florida 32680 on or before


Letter To The Editor
hey decide
t the above Response to Phillip Kellerman
will need a Sir, (with ALL due respect), perhaps we should introduce
id that, for to our local Community, people that pay taxes in Dixie Coi
to' ensure and live in Dixie County. This introduction is Mr. Kellerrrm
proceedings own, provided by Zoom on the World Wide Web.
which the "Phillip is President of the Harvest of Hope Foundation
Project Specialist for the ESCORT Migrant Education Prog
49-50 based at the State University College of New York at One(
Phil has worked for 11 years for ESCORT the last four hand
calls from migrant farm workers around the country and assi:
)RTAX them to locate educational, health and other supportive serv
Phil established the Harvest of Hope Foundation in 1997 to
funds exclusively for migrant farm workers, their families
programs, which serve them. In this time, the Foundation
680 distributed more than $40,000 to migrant families around
country in need of immediate financial assistance. Phil h
icate has bachelor's degree in elementary and special education from
ned to be University of Miami in Florida, and a master's in special educa

in of the from American University in Washington, DC. He has live
ch it was Oneonta since 1986. The foundation has a toll free phone nui
for migrant farm workers in need of immediate financial aic
housing, food, medicines, clothing, deposits, car repair, gaso
and other emergencies. Phil founded the Foundation wi
$40,000 grant from his grandmother. The plight of the mig
farm worker is well known. Although their labor is vitally ner
by the agricultural industry in the United States, these worker
1040 not always appreciated or treated fairly. The largest numbers \

IN OR BK in California, Texas and Florida and as far north as Minnesota
DS #2 Wisconsin. After viewing a 13 minute documentary on the mig
farm worker, question were asked and answered."
Mr. Kellerman speaks of arrogance as if he has a right
d, decide who is, or is not arrogant, and he may well be abl
decide, as it seems to myself that his attitude is the most arro
of all. To think that he could read an article 3 counties away,
SIMOSKI decide what is best for us here in Dixie County. And in case
Kellerman doesn't realize it, Mr. Anderson doesn't stand alor
do not know the details of how the commandments came to b
ng in the the Square in. Dixie County but I am sure that I person
la. Unless appreciate all that Mr. Anderson did to help bring this monur
redeemed to pass. This is our community, and our choice. It should be
ascribed in decision of the local community to keep or remove
d to the Commandments, not Kellerman or anyone else. So to answer
e county Kellerman's statement, separation of church and state, the
Commandments are not a church, nor a state, just 10 good rule
live by. I would invite Mr. Kellerman to come to Dixie County
feel the love we have for our community, and him. But in the
what it comes to, if you, Mr. Kellerman, don't like it, don't c
court here. Mr. Kellerman, you have the right to your beliefs, as do
Look at the entrance of the State Capitol. There is a monumei
k all counties in Florida, and it clearly shows Dixie sent more
49-52 its share of men to war for your right to be a jerk, during W1
Korea, Vietnam, Kuwait, and Iraq. We defended your right
disparage our God and us.
HE FIFTH With all possible sincerity and love for My God, My Coun
OR DIXIE and My Community.
FLORIDA Wayne Griner
Cross City, Florida
CP-121

Letter To The Editor
I am so proud to have the Ten Commandments adorn t
ERMEN, Courthouse Steps of my hometown!
As I was reading the article I was thinking Dixie County w
the perfect place to display the Ten Commandments with
protest, because most of us grew up being reminded of the'
They were not forced upon us, but was the way our folks liv
and believed, and taught us. We had then, and still have t
f Shirley ability to choose.
Sanford
Number Then I turned to page two, and couldn't believe my eyes....
e Circuit Letter To The Editor :..from Gainesville, no less, protesting tt
Probate monument! What interest does Philip Kellerman have in Dix
214 NE County?
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personal I've not read the article he mentioned in the Gainesville Su
personal but if he's speaking about the Mr. Anderson I know, he's way c
set forth course.
The Mr. Anderson I know has given back ten fold to his hor
lent and county, and I truly appreciate that. He isn't arrogant, but tru
demands loves his heritage, and has done much to preserve it.
including This is our Dixie County! Let's ignore outside negati
quidated influence of being 'politically correct', and continue being t

his court close nit, small town family that we are.
IONTHS I'm proud of Dixie County,
FIRST JoAnn Bloodworth Suggs


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Family


Letter To The Editor
Re: Letter To The Editor, November 30, 2006.
I am writing concerning the placement of the beautiful>:
monument outside the Dixie County Courthouse and in response to
Mr. Phillip Kellerman of Gainesville, Florida.
My name is Lisa Morrow. I am not only a resident of Dixie
County but also a property owner, taxpayer, voter, mother of two'
students at Dixie County High School, and active within this
community.
I would like to address the fact that the news media did its very
best to distort the facts surrounding the events leading up to and
then the actual placement of the monument on the steps of OUR
courthouse. They chose to word their stories in such a way as to
make it look like one person was forcing the residents of this
county to bend to his personal beliefs. Mr. Kellerman, because you.
obviously do not know either Mr. Anderson or any of our elected
County Commissioners, trust me when I tell you that nothing could
be further from the truth! The citizens of Dixie County have


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Court's office notified of your c
address. (You may file Notice of C
Address, Florida Supreme Court App
Family Law Form 12.915) Future pap
this lawsuit will be mailed to the addre
record at the clerk's office.

WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida F
Law' Rules of Procedure, requires c
automatic disclosure of documents
information. Failure to comply can re
.sanctions, including dismissal or strik
pleadings.

DATED: 10/31/06
Clerk of the Circuit
By: Rendia Cathey, Deputy Clerk

LEGAL NOTICE.

NOTICE OF ACTION

A petition has been filed in the
County Courts to secure a TITLE O
1950 FORD TRUCK, FREE OF
LIENS. Anyone having any claims ag
the 1950 Ford truck, please do so b
January 2, 2007.


s and wanted this monument for a very long time.
suit in Did you know, Mr. Kellerman that this "separation of church
ing of and state" that you speak about is actually to protect the citizens
from the government? The brave people that founded this nation
did so in order to worship God as they chose and not how the'
government told them to (which was actually "The Church of
England" with the reigning King at the head.) As citizens of
50-1 America, our government may not force us to believe in and follow
the doctrines of any "religion" we so choose. So, it is definitely.
"American" to take a stand for God! .- .
Did you know that the Ten Commandments that are inscribedI-
Dixie upon that stone sitting on the steps of OUR courthouse building are
)N A carved into the walls of the actual building that houses our United -.
ALL States Supreme Court? Did you know that every single President -
lainst of the United States has put his own hand upon a bible that' -
efore contained the Ten Commandments as he was sworn into office?.

50-1 Did you know that if you are ever called into a courtroom to testify .,
for any reason about anything, you will be required to place your
own hand upon a bible that contains the exact words inscribed
upon this monument and swear before all that you will tell the,
truth.... "So Help You God"?
Another thing that you might not be aware of, Mr. Kellerman,.,
is that all of the other major religions use a form of what we
Christians call "The Ten Commandments." Even the Koran! (Look
it up). It's true that they may word their "commandments" a bit
different, but the content is still the same. So, as far as the.:
inscription reading, "Love God and Keep His Commandments," L
guess we've covered them all, even though this monument meant
the one True God... God the Saviour, the God of Abraham, Isaac
and Jacob.
In closing, I would like to thank the Commissioners, the-
residents of this community, the citizens that made our dream of
having this monument a reality and all of the prayer warriors who
are strong enough to stand for what is right and not compromise
your beliefs.
Respectfully,
you Lisa Morrow
unty,
ian's Letter To The Editor

and December 5, 2006
gram AN OPEN LETTER TO THE COMMISSIONERS OF DIXIE
onta. COUNTY
dling Gentlemen:
sting I am confused. When County Commissioners and private'.
ices. citizens conspired to place the Ten Commandments monument at
raise the courthouse, what message did they intend? That King James
and was right to punish the Puritans for insisting on freedom of,
has religion? That George Washington fought for the wrong side in
the the Revolutionary War? That our soldiers are wrong in fighting
as a for freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan? I don't think the,".
i the Commissioners had this in mind at all. Fact is, I don't think they.
nation thought it through.
m in Every day that marble mass sits at the courthouse, it sends the
mber message that the Dixie County government recognizes only one
line, or faith, one Holy book. No others need apply. It says that freedom
th a of religion is wrong and King James was right. The Puritans were
grant out of line. One might even argue that Commissioners believe the
eded Taliban are correct in the rigid suppression of all but their own
s are views. Of course, no one expects Dixie County to begin jailing
work dissenters, but six tons of marble at the courthouse declare the
and only beliefs supported by County government. Long live King
grant James!
One reason we study history is so we can know .what's at.
it to stake. Had they read American history, the Commissioners
e to would know that the Founding Fathers were very concerned about-
gant freedom: freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of
and religion, freedom from state oppression, and so on. That's why
Mr. the Supreme Court has held for two centuries that the state must '
ne. I stay out of religion. It's in the Constitution. There can be no -
e on state/County church, no state/County prayer, and no state/County_
ally religious monument.
ment So the question now is what to do with six tons of marble that
the don't belong on the courthouse steps. What's at stake is freedom.
the itself. Was King James right or wrong? If the Commissioners
Mr. favor the King, leave the monument where it is. But if they think l"
Ten freedom was worth the risk of Revolution and wish to honor
s to Americans who have fought and died for freedom, they should
and
end move that rock to some other location.
ome Does the County Commission support King James? The
we. people need to know.
nt to Sincerely,
than Wm. Richard Dempsey
WII, DCHS Class of 1955
t to
Letter To The Editor
Tri-County Chapter 63 Disabled American Veterans and.'
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit 63 wish to express,
our appreciation for publishing the information on our annual free
Veterans Appreciation Dinner; held at our Chapter Home on 3.
December.
This appreciation dinner was for any veteran & his family who
the resides in Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy counties.
We were honored to serve 120 people this year. We thank
'as each veteran for the service they gave to our Country.
rut With out the support of the following local businesses this
m. event would not be possible. A sincere thanks you to all. They
ed are the Dixie County Advocate, Chiefland Citizen, Gilchrist..
he County Journal, Winn Dixie of Chief land Newberry Backyyard -
BBQ, McDonalds of Chiefland,. Basic Car Wash of Chiefland,
..a Homestead Restaurant of Fanning Springs, Mary's Little T of.
his Chief land, Tire Mart of Chief land, Huckleberry's Bar-B-Que of
xie Fanning Springs, Gail's Cafe of Old Town, Chiefland Chrysler -
Dodge Jeep, Chiefland Tire & Service Center, Foodland of Cross -
in, City, Hitchcock's of Trenton, Chiefland NAPA, Advanced Auto -
off of Cross City, Save-A-Lot of Chief land,
Burger King of Chiefland, Hardee's of Cross City, Badcock's
me of Cross City, All Season Heating & Air of Fanning Springs.
ly I hope that I have not left any supporter from the list.
Thank you Veterans and our Local Business Supporters.
ve FRED HIENRICH, COMMANDER
he 9390 NW 62nd COURT
CHIEFLAND, FL 32626 .
352-493-9377








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FOR RENT
EXCELLENT COMMERCIAL SITE
has about 700 feet on east side of
Hwy:s 19, 27, 98 and 55. This
beautiful location has median cross-
over and curb cuts. Call Gerri, (352)
463-0700 or 221-4056 for rental
information.
48-3


GIFTS
UNIQUE GIFTS & HOME
ACCESSORIES. Willow Hole Art
Market. 3275 NE 349 Hwy. Or call
352-542-8674.
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HELP WANTED
FLORIDA PINE STRAW SUPPLY
COMPANY Drivers needed,
Class A CDL, (2) years experience
required, DFWP, call (386) 294-
3411'.
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CDI HEAD START serving Levy,
Dixie & Gilchrist counties has the
following immediate openings. No
phone calls, applications may be
picked up at Head Start, 9051 NE
Hwy 27 Alt. In Bronson or at 420 NE
106 St. in Cross City (Oliver Center).
CDI is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. Bus Driver, responsible
for transporting children and
maintaining the school bus. CDL
with a School Bus Passenger & S
endorsement required good driving
record a must, Cross City/Bronson
bus" route. High School diploma or
GED' required. Family Services
Specialist, supports and assists
families through case management.
Must have a CDA or higher, plus 3
years experience with children and
families. Teacher Head Start,
responsible for the day to day
activities of pre-school children,
CDA with Pre-School endorsement
required or an AA or BA in another
field, with 6 courses in ECE,
Yankeetown and Chiefland areas.
Substitutes, assist teachers in the
day. to day activities of children.
Must have High School diploma or
GED and 45 hours childcare
courses or the new childcare
courses required after 08/1/06.
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DIXIE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
SCIENCE TEACHER (BIOLOGY) -
Contact: Anne Engers, Personnel
Director, Dixie District Schools, P.O.
Box 890 Cross City, Florida 32628.
Phone: 352-498-6149 or Fax: 352-
498-1279. Requirements: Bachelor's
Degree from an accredited
institution. Certified by the State of
Florida in the appropriate area. Term
of Employment: 2006 2007 School
Year. Application Deadline: Open til
filed. We are an affirmative action /
equal opportunity employer.
50-51


NAIL TECH NEEDED Coming
Soon Merle Norman. Call 352-578-
5423.
48-50
STEINHATCHEE NOW HIRING -
Room attendant, Front Desk/ Tackle
Shop, Bartender, Server, Cook,
Dock Master, Fulltime and part time
shifts available. Gulfstream Motel &
Marina / Steinhatchee River
Development LLC. Call Jeffery at
352-356-7437.
48-50
AVON REPS NEEDED in this area.
Earn 50% commission. Free gift at
sign up. Start kit is $10.00. Call Terri
at 1-877-814-4516.
37-44


e. U LKE CITY
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CUSTODIAN/
FLOOR CARE SPECIALIST
Night shift, I0PM-6AM, Tuesday -
Saturday
Manual work in routine housekeeping,
cleaning and caring for campus
buildings, with an emphasis on floor
care maintenance. Must be able to lift
and carry 441bs. Must read and write
English.
Salary: $16,127 annually, plus
benefits.
Deadline to apply: January 5, 2007
College application required. Position
details and application available on
the web at: www.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resource
Development
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314 Fax: (386)
754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association
of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in
Education & Employment


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COMMUNITY COLLEEf

Account Clerk I
Clerical accounting work involving a
limited range of duties to support the
College's system of financial
resources involving but not limited to
accounts payable, property records
maintenance, subsidiary ledger
maintenance and data entry. Serves as
backup cashier. Applicant must be
experienced in handling and balancing
cash transactions.
High School graduate plus two years
of business office experience. Must
be computer literate and experienced
in word processing and data
spreadsheets. Special consideration
will be given to applicants with an
Associate degree or certificate in
related area.
Salary $18,669.00 Annually plus
benefits.
Applications must be received by
December 15, 2006.
Applications and full position details
are available on our website at:
www.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resources
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314 Fax: (386)
754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association
of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in
Education & Employment

HOSPITAL
SUPPLIES
FOR SALE Various hospital
supplies. Hospital bed, wheelchair
lift kit, bath tub bench, etc. Call after
5:00 p.m. 352-498-0164.


49-50
HOUSES FOR
SALE
HANDY MAN SPECIAL 2/1,
house on approx. % of an acre in
Cross City, $20,000.00. Please call
352-356-0806 or 352-356-0805.
47-50
MISCELANNEOUS
FOR SALE
FOR SALE Sunquest tanning bed
- exc. Condition, w/ new bulb
already installed, a bargain at only
$750. Kirby Generation 3 -
Vacuum/Shampooer $200 Obo. Call
542-2651.
48-50
BAKED GOODS If you would like
us to bake you cakes, pies &
pumpkin rolls please call Annie at
352-498-3718 or Doris at 352-498-
3434.
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FOR SALE ATV Utility Plow, front
mounted, Polaris ATV like new
$150.00 OBO. Futon couch, bed
double size $50.00. Call 542-0823.
50
FOR SALE Wurlitzer, spinet
piano, oak finish, $800. 55 gallon
aquarium on oak cabinet with fish,
$200. 15 carat diamond tennis
bracelet, $3,000. Call 498-3799.
49-50


MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE
FOR SALE 1994 Fleetwood
Mobile Home, single wide 14x64,
porch on front, new carpet, new
paint. $13,009.00. Call (352) 949-
4334.
48-51
FOR SALE 3/2 2006 DW on /2
acre lot w/ upgrades, CH LK fence,
carport, shed, above ground pool
and Hot Tub, Deck on front and rear.
Dish washer, formal dining and


partly furnished. Asking
$134,900.00. Call 352-542-0443.
49-50
FOR SALE 3br, 2b, singlewide on
paved road, 1 acre, between Old
Town & Cross City. Asking $49,000.
Call 352-542-3377 352-542-2355
or Cell 352-578-4461.
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MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT
FOR RENT 3BR, 2B, DW, huge
decks, new HVAC, new carpets,
new appliances, two miles to
Suwannee River, fenced yard,
$725.00 mo, first & last & security
deposit. 271 SE 201s' St., OT, call
352-682-6681.
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FOR RENT 2 bedroom, 1 bath,
M/H, nice, fenced $500 a month.
1st, last, & deposit. Call 352-542-
9641.
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MOBILE HOME 3br, 1 b, & 2br, 2b,
central H/A, on 2 acres, located
between Old Town & Cross City.
Call 352-542-3377 352-542-2355
or Cell 352-578-4461.
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PERSONAL
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL
ASSAULT SERVICES: Individual
counseling and support groups for
women are offered through Another
Way, Inc. Services are confidential
and free. Contact any of our
Outreach offices at (352) 486-3305,
(352) 498-1293, (386) 758-4843 or
(386) 792-2747 for an appointment
or the location and times of group
counseling. Another way, Inc. also
provides two 24-hour crisis lines,
Sexual Assault 1-866-875-7983,
Domestic Violence 1-800-500-1119,
information and referral services,
legal advocacy, community
education, and professional training
for law enforcement, health care and
educational personnel.
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AA MEETINGS Wednesday night,
8:00 P.M. at the Fellowship Baptist
Church, in Steinhatchee, Florida.
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AA MEETINGS Monday nights,
8:00 p.m. Cross City Church of
Christ, McArthur Street, across from
Gooding Funeral Home. Call 1-800-
613-0164.
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PETS
FOR SALE Albino Ferret (pink
eyes) cage included loves kids -
very friendly. $50.00. Call 352-498-
3467.
50
RV LOTS FOR
RENT
R.V. LOTS FOR RENT R.V. Lots
in Dixie County. Utility available. Call
1-321-453-3654.
49-52
SERVICES
BOBCAT SERVICE palmetto
removal, site prep, fence lines
cleared, back-yard ponds dug,
heavy bush hogging, FREE
estimates, cell 352-665-8609, home
352-542-8609.
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Showers of Blessings!
Custom Water
Treatments.
Financing available Low
payments with little or no down
payment. GE financing or
Capital City Bank major
credit cards accepted. Special of
the month Reverse Osmosis
will make a great Christmas
gift. 5 stage RO for $349.00,
installed $449.00. Fleck or GE
water treatment available.
Owner: David B. Downing call:
(352) 356-0474 or (352) 498-
2449. We Service What We
Sell!!


PAINTING, PRESSURE WASHING,
- pool & patio deck building, and
home improvement. Dependable,
fully insured. Call Shamrock
Services at 352-463-1212.
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MOYER SEPTIC SERVICES -
Serving the Tri-County. area.
Residential & Commercial, Pump-
outs septic tank cert. New
installations & drain field repairs.
Call (352) 542-7242, or (352)498-
3926.
46-52
JIM'S PRESSURE WASHING /
EXTERIOR PAINTING Since
1985. Exp/lns. Homes, mobiles,
business, decks, walks, roofs, etc.
Please call Pastor Jim Hurst at 352-
498-3023.
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A&K Nursery
Holiday Specials!
Poinsettias $3.75
Pansies $3.50
Fruit Trees $14.00
Mon. Sat. 9-5. Call 356-
1189. Hwy 19, Cross City,
FL, next to County
Health Department.

BAD WATER Iron-Free's
MANDOXTM systems remove Iron,
Tannin, Sulfur Manganese,
Turbidity, Bad Taste & Odor
WITHOUT THE USE OF SALT. Kills
Bacteria. Low Maintenance.
Guaranteed. Standard units
complete with MANDOXTM Filtration
System, Chlorinator, Assembly Kit,
(retention tank where needed) Flush


Cleaning and Installation. Call for
FREE accurate water evaluation. No
obligation Ever. IRON-FREE Well
Water Company, Inc. Roy Jones
Opr. Mgr. (352) 542-9817, Doyle
Barden, Rep. (352) 542-2648 or 1-
800-437-1128 ANYTIME. www.iron-
free.com
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DIXIE MONUMENTS Serving
North Central FLA. for 16 years.
Open Tuesday Friday. 8-4,
Saturday 8-12 or call for
appointment anytime. Located on
512 Ave. (behind McCrabb Church)
7 miles North of Old Town off Hwy
349. 542-3432 or toll free 1-877-
542-3432.
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BUSH HOG I HEAVY BUSH HOG -
fence lines, site prep, complete
tractor & Bobcat service. Cell 352-
542-4310.Free Estimates.
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BUILDING CONTRACTOR: CBC
017140, Custom homes, built on
your lot. Precision Development, P.
0. Box 249, 26761 SE Hwy. 19, Old
Town, (352) 542-8416.
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DUN-RITE Painting, Pressure
Washing, great work, great prices -
no job to big or small Free
estimates Lic. & Ins. Call 352-210-
0122.
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YARD SALES
YARD SALE Three family yard
sale at 124 SE 452nd St. Old Town
(Pedro Street) Saturday, December
9tg from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Look
for signs off of 55-A.
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State Park

Prepares For

Manatee

Season


--State park announces
guided paddling trips--
Chiefland December marks
the beginning of Manatee
Springs State Park winter
paddling program. Every
Friday at 8:30 AM the park
offers a guided canoe/kayak
trip on the spring run and out
into the Suwannee River.
December also is the time of
year park visitors can expect to
see manatees returning from
other areas of the Gulf Coast
seeking refuge from the colder
waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
"For park visitors, the milder
temperatures of winter offer
relief from the humidity and
insects often encountered in
the summer "says Sally Lieb,
Park Manager. Lieb added "the
water of the Suwannee River is
often clearer in the winter
making it an ideal opportunity
to see manatees as you paddle
the river."
Participants should have at
least some paddling experience
but the trip is easy to moderate
and does not require advanced
paddling skills.
The paddle departs the
kayak/canoe ramp at the spring
run at 8:30AM and is limited
to the first ten boats registered
on the day of the paddle.
The paddling trips will
continue through the last
Friday in March 2007. The trip
is free with a paid park
admission if you have your
own boat. Those needing a
rental canoe or kayak can
make arrangements with
Suwannee River Tours @ 352-
949-0379 no later than 5 PM
on Thursday, the day before
the paddle.
For more information about
this or any other park program
or activity please call John
Lohde, Park Services
Specialist at 352-493-6823.


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Open Saturday Rick's Open Sunday '-= ,,
AFTER NOON New Repair
Open 7 Days Open 12 to 7p.m. Insed Washer

Hardware parts Dryer

P pe F s Brass ftitigs Water Heater Elements crews & Bolts
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237 E 132nd ave Rick's Shop & Hardre 498-7425
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Furniture, Appliance & Repair Service
Sofas Refrigerators
Love Seat Freezers
Chaise Lounges Air Conditioners
Mattresses & Hardware
Kim & Kevin Discher, Owners 10 Miles North of Old Town
(352) 542-9352 9599 NE 349 Hwy.
:.(352) 542-9252 FAX Old Town, FL 32680 .


JOSEPH LITTLE

CONCRETE SERVICES, INC.

Specializing In
*Foundations *Driveways
*Sidewalks *Patios


Licensed
& Insured
License #0404


Phone
S :. -(32) 498-0649
Cell (352) 210-0415


1 WONDERING IF YOU'RE PREGNANT?
Free Pregnancy Tests
Confidential Counseling
NEW LIFE PREGNANCY

f RESOURCE CENTER
Mon. & Thurs., 11AM 4PM
Located Behind First Baptist Church
Cross City, FL** Ph. (352) 498-7776
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Residential & Commercial
Service Work & New Construction
SAdditions, Remodeling, Etc.

FREEMAN PLUMBING, INC.
(352) 498-0703 (352) 493-3801 INowAccept
Cell # (352) 210-0062 Credit Cards
Walter Freeman State Certified
Master Plumber #CFC057595


Rawlings Masonry
0 0Concrete Service, LLC
M./152-542-5502
H./952-542-9012

House Slabs. Driveways, Raised Foundations


P.O. Box 1776
Old Town, FL 32680


Licensed & Insured
Lic.G # 9817
VAL RAWLINGS, Owner


Child With Learning Disability?

Unable To Work For Any Reason?

Suffer From Any Of These Disabilities?
*Down Syndrome -Amputation -Back Injury -Herniated Disc -Hip Replacement -Spinal
Arachnoiditis -Spinal Injuries -Brain Tumors -Cerebral Palsy -Motor Function Issues
*Multiple Sclerosis -Muscular Dystrophy -Brain Injury -Loss of Speech -Cancer
*Hemodialysis -Kidney Transplant -HIV / AIDS -Heart Problems -Depression -Fibromyalgia
-Diabetes -Anxiety -Hepatitis -Arthritis -Lupus -Liver Disease

How Can The Social Security Disability Specialist At Integrated Farnmiy Services Help You?

If you are denied a Social Security Disability or a SSI Claim, it is often because there was a lack of medical evidence
in support of your claim or the Administration did not consider all your impairments or lle Social Security Administration failed to apply the correct legal
rules. A Social Security Disability professional can give you advice about what you need to do to prove your disability and help you gather medical
evidence. A Social Security Disability professional can request copies of your medical records and make sure these records are included in your final
disability claim. Professionals specializing in Disability claims can request that your treating doctor provide a detailed report of what you can and cannot do
because of your impairment and can ensure that any necessary SSI & SSDI appeals are timely filed.
Every day you wait to file is one more day until you begin receiving your money.

Integrated Family Services
Across From Hill Insurance at the Joseph T. Lander Law Office
(352)498-2511







DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2006


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This week's Dixie Sighting was brought in by Art & Karen Wyckoff of A & K Nursery in Cross
City. This caterpillar is packing around a lot of extra baggage.
The white cylinders on his back are actually small cocoons of an insect, the Braconoid Wasp.
When these tiny wasps hatch they attack and eat aphids, cabbage worms, army worms and many
other bothersome garden pests.
So the next time you see this odd site in your garden or yard remember, they will be helpful not
harmful to your plants!
Thanks, Art and Karen...
The Dixie County Advocate is actively seeking unique information for the Dixie County Sightings
column. Call or send your Sightings IN DIXIE COUNTY, to 352-498-3312 or email the picture and
information to news@dcadvocate.net. ,V A XTr -rY


ARREST, Cont. From Pg. 1A
Tuesday night and booked into the Dixie County Jail.
Hatcher stated that when the drug buy was made, near the
intersection of the Anderson Grade and Osteen Trailer Park
Road, Deputies came out of the woods to make the arrest and
Stine tried to drive away in his vehicle. Deputy John Simmons
was knocked down by an open door and Deputy Garcia was
struck by the right front of the vehicle and suffered damage to
his right knee and leg. He was stabilized by Dixie County
Emergency Services personnel and transported to the airport
when he was airlifted to an area hospital in Gainesville.
Stine was captured a short distance away from the original
scene by Deputy Michael Brannin and Deputy Jamie King. He
was charged with 2 Counts of Aggravated Battery On Law
Enforcement Officer; 1 Count of Leaving The Scene Of An
Accident With Severe Injuries; I Count of Resisting Arrest With
Violence; 1 Count of Sale of Cocaine.
Sheriff Hatcher stated that he and his department "will
continue to aggressively fight the war on drugs in Dixie
County."

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WAN TEIL
CITIZEN
OBSERVATION
PATROL
C. O. P.
VOLUNTEERS
For information call
either of the following
phone numbers:
542-9197; 542-1005;
542-8977 or 498-0418.


Get Results
By Calling
498-3312 &
Have Your Ad
Put In Today!


IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
Cross City Water Treatment Plant Has Levels of Disinfection Byproducts Above Drinkine Water
Standards.
Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency,
as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are
doing to correct this situation.
We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Testing results we
received on 11/04/06 show that our system exceeds the standard, or maximum contaminant level
(MCL), for Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs) which includes both Total Trihalomethanes and
Haloacetic Acids. The standard for Total Trihalomethanes is 0.080 mg/L. The level of Total
Trihalomethanes over the last year was 0.130 mg/L. The standard for Haloacetic Acids is
0.060mg/l. The level of Haloacetic Acids over the last year was 0.130 mg/L.
What should I do?
Some people who drink water containing Trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over
many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous system, and
may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
Some people who drink water containing Haloacetic acids in excess of the MCL over
*. many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
Any customers who are concerned about their exposure to DBPs may choose alternative
sources of water for ingestion.
What does this mean?
This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately.
: What happened? What is being done?
When the Water Treatment Plant adds the disinfectant, it mixes with the organic in the water
and creates the Disinfection Byproduct. The Cross City Water Treatment Plant is working with
our Engineers & The Department of Environmental Protection to resolve this issue. We
anticipate resolving this issue within the next 12 months.
For more information, please contact Ferrell 'Cricket' Spurlin @ (352) 498-5488 or Mike
Cassidy @ (352) 498-3079. Town of Cross City, P.O. Box 417 Cross City, Fl 32628.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially
those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments,
nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a
public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

This notice is being sent to you by Cross City WTP. State Water System ID#: 2150243.
Date distributed: 12/06/06


Dixie Chevrolet Will Make A

$100 Donation

to TOyS For Tots


MARINE CORPS RESERVE


We Will Also Give
10% OFF
Any
Service Work
when you bring in a new unwrapped
toy from now until Dec. 22nd!
$100 maximum


with every new
or used car or
truck purchased from dealer
stock through Dec. 22nd!
New '07 Chevy Z-71
Reg. Cab LT-1


MSRP (#47018) $29,740.00
Dealer Discount Price....................$27,105.43
Rebates & Red Tag.........$3,500.00

$23v6B VTax & Tag


2000 Chevy S-10 Reg. Cab
Automatic, Cold A/C.

*5s79500*


'03 Buick LeSabre '04 Impala '01 Dodge Ram '03 Chevy 1500
Sf B #2330 4x4 X-Cab #46133A
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'03 Chevy Trailblazer '01 Chevy '06 PT Cruiser '05 Ford Escape
#2313 Suburban #2322 #2312
Leather, Loaded. Low Miles. #2299- Loadedl Low Miles. XLT, 2WD, Factory Warranty.
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LT 2WD, Leather, Ext. Cab 4x4 Sport Trac
Extra Clean. #46185A aleanl Nice Truck. #46182A #46148B Low Miles.


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2006


Section B


r


The Buddy Show
b)'BuddyAlarta;
Gators Show Their Style

As SEC Champs
ATLANTA So let the debate begin
now.
Florida or Michigan? A Big Ten rematch
or the 12-1 SEC champion against Ohio State'?
Later today, a bunch of coaches, a mixed
bag of football types and a bank of computers
will determine whether the Florida Gators are
going to get a chance to play for the national
championship Jan. 8 against the Buckeyes.
Who'd have ever thought it'?


With USC beaten 13-9 in an upset by UCLA, the
backdoor opened again, almost like it did 10 years ago for
Florida in its national championship season.
The Gators took care of business by beating
Arkansas, 38-28, for the SEC championship Saturday night
after blowing a 17-0 lead and then rallying to overcome
some stupid mistakes and a 21-17 Razorback lead. It was a
brilliant 67-yard touchdown sprint by true freshman Percy
Harvin that gave the Gators back the lead, 31-21, and,
ultimately provided the victory margin.
Harvin was named the game's Most Valuable Player
in a unanimous vote. He rushed for 105 yards, including the
long romp for a touchdown, and caught a touchdown
passes.
The Gators' opportunistic defense and special teams
were also pretty valuable, as they recovered an Arkansas
touchdown in the end zone for a score; held star Razorback
running back Darren McFadden to 73 yards rushing; and
captured three interceptions.
We shall see if that impressed the voters and the
computers.
Now that the improbable has happened, there is
nobody left standing to beat Michigan, who was ahead of
the Gators in the last poll by the slimmest of margins: 319
in the BCS Standings, which reflected 86 points differential
in the Harris Poll, 40 points in the USA Today Coaches Poll
and .04 in the Computer Poll.
What will happen?
"Florida is going to play for the national
championship," predicted CBS Sports analyst Gary
Danielson of Naples. That is, of course, pure speculation.
Urban Meyer agrees with Danielson and just
can't fathom the idea that his 12-1 Gators wouldn't get the
chance to play Ohio State. And, frankly, he's a little tired of
all the "style points" talk. "I'm not too concerned
about 'style points,'" Meyer said. "I'm concerned about 21
seniors playing their hearts out and finding a way to win 12
games with the No. I most difficult schedule in the country.
Meyer said he would "need help" in explaining it to


his seniors it' the Cators didn't win out over Michigan tor a
shot thle tile.
It has clearly been a tough year at the polls for the
Gators, who have become a bit of a Rodney Dangerfield in
the title chase and, at times, were virtually written off by


commentators at ESPN. Meyer took a
little shot at the network that I have
recently nicknamed "The ESPN Cartel in
Bnristol, Conn."
"ESPN is a powerful, powerful
organization and I hope they list all the
statistics. I think this is: Put it all out on
the table. Here's what it is." In
Steve Martin lingo, this was a wild and
crazy game, with more momentum shifts
than an Enron stock portfolio.
In a wild night on the floor of


the Georgia Dome, the Gators used skullduggery, guile and
guts to roll up 396 of yards of offense, perhaps silencing
the critics who said Meyer's offense was too stuffy. As he
said, he took every shot.
The Gators' defense also held when it had to
and their special teams came through with a touchdown and
some old-fashion razzle-dazzle.
You want style points'?
How about watching a 17-0 lead melt away
and, at a time when everything was falling apart around
him, Meyer deciding to gamble on fourth and 10 with the
handoff by punter Eric Wilbur to Jemalle Cornelius for the
first down? Until then, it had begun to feel like like
Florida's dream for a title shot was going to melt away on
the artificial turf of the Georgia Dome.
Two horrible passes by Chris Leak one a
shovel pass that was intercepted and retumed for a
touchdown by Razorback defensive end Antwain Robinson
- started momentum heading down a road to ruin instead of
Glendale, Ariz. It looked like a repeat of the second-half
fizzle at Aubumrn earlier in the season.
And then, after buying all their timeouts in the
same drive including their last one, which only resulted in
a choice to punt the Gators were gifted with a fumble in
the end zone by Razorback return man Reggie Fish, which
was .recovered by Florida's Wondy Pierre-Louis and a 24-
12 lead.
Want more "style points?" How about a Tim
Tebow-to-Andre Caldwell-to-Tate Casey double pass for a
touchdown to cap off an 80-yard drive and tie a ribbon on
the 38-28 victory for the school's seventh SEC
championship?
It's not the "style points" Florida need. It's not
about Armani fashion, it's about Lombardi blocking and
tackling.
Florida needs votes. It will be interesting see if
the humans voting have any style now. And whether the
cartel from Bristol can be broken.


Meyer Thought This Moment May Not Come
Frankly, Urban Meyer had those days when he thought playing for a national championship was
purely a pipe dream for his Florida Gators this year.
Between the crippling injuries in pre-season and the national media's disregard for his team's
"style" of winning during the campaign, Meyer just couldn't find the silver lining anywhere.
Basically, Meyer was caught between "Style Point Hell" and the crosshairs of ESPN's punching
pundits.
After Florida played in an early day game, Meyer would go home and watch football on TV, but
then he'd become subjected to the dissing of the Bristol Boys. Sometimes when the ESPN Cartel
commentators talked about what teams should play Ohio State for the national title, the Gators never
got a whiff.
"I love college football and it's just part of the business," Meyer said Sunday night on his
teleconference. "But it's amazing, the over-analyzing, how a team wins. I've never really studied that
before.
"So yeah, I thought there would be an issue with the respect Florida would get."
Sunday the Gators got that respect. Through an amazing turn of events, the stars became aligned
properly, the computers and the humans reached the same conclusion, and after a roller-coaster of an
SEC Championship game that produced a 38-28 victory over Arkansas, the Gators moved up in the
neighborhood to No. 2.
For the second time in a decade, Florida used some backdoor help to get the invitation to The
Dance. They were a longer shot than Cinderella.
The buzz started somewhere in the first half of the UCLA-Southern Cal game Saturday night.
Writers covering the SEC Championship game in Atlanta congregated in front of TVs in the rear of
the press box.
Could this be happening? Were the football gods going to line up in favor of the Florida Gators
again?
Word got out the Georgia Dome that there were TV sets in the men's bathrooms and hundreds of
spectators gathered there in the final minutes to see if this flickering flame of hope would keep
burning.
Frankly, there was a pervading feeling that USC would rally to overcome the Bruins' 13-9 lead.
Down on the field, the Florida Gators had all they could handle for the moment never mind
Ohio State and needed to gather themselves to overcome the wrong end of a 21-17 score against
Arkansas. Meyer pretty much knew what was going on out in California, but wanted his team to stay
focused on Atlanta.
There on the video wall was the evidence in big, bright white lights, a final score: UCLA 13,
USC 9. As the final play ticked off in the Georgia Dome and the swarm of Gators gathered on the
field, the blessings of the moment grew bountifully. An SEC championship and maybe a whole lot
more.
Maybe the Gators should have been forewarned about what they wished for and will be punished
for it by talented Ohio State in Glendale, Ariz. But for now, they've got the respect. And that, after
all, that's why they play the games in the first place. Not "Style Points."
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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2006


It Is Festival Time At Fanning Springs State Park


Level Hunting Club.

Florida Livestock Market Report
For the week ended November 30, 2006
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 11,874 compared
to closed last week, and 12,821 a year ago. According to the Florida
Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Compared to last week,


Slaughter cows and bulls were stt
steady to 1.00 lower.
Feeder Steers:
Med & Lg Frame No. 1-2


Feeder Heifers:
Med & Lg Frame No. 1-2

Slaughter Cows:
Lean 85-90 percent

Slaughter Bulls:
Yield Grade No. 1-2


Dixie County

Jail Log
NOVEMBER 27
DOUGLAS, JONATHAN
WESLEY, 25, VOP Possession
of Meth (Warrant), Possession of
Drug (Meth), Possession of
Prescription Pills, Possession Drug.
Equipment. Deputy Garcia.
LACHENAUER, ROCHELE
MOODY, 36, VOP Felony DUI,
Sale of Hydromorophone. Deputy
Watson.
COTTRILL, SHAWN EMMETT, 36,
Warrant Possession of Burglary
Tools.
ARNOLD, JAMES WILLIAM, 66,
DUI. Deputy Simmons.
NOVEMBER 28
FLOYD, JAMES DONALD, 33,
Violation of City or County
Ordinance.
NOVEMBER 29
HENRY, EDWIN DELEON, 24,
Possession -20 Grams Cannabis,
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia,
Possession of Cocaine. Deputy R.
Carter.
BLACKERBY, REBECCCA ANN,
19, DWLS/R, Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia, Possession of
Oannabis -20 Grams, Possession
of Cocaine, Criminal Use of Per.
IP. Deputy R. Carter.
MCDONALD, TAMMY LYNN, 40,
FTA Cocaine Purchase &
Possession of Paraphernalia.
Deputy Herring.
NOVEMBER 30
DEMAYO, CAROL L., 42, DWLS
(2cts.), Violation of Domestic
Violence Injunction.
MCDOWELL, FAYE L., 41, VOP -
Sale of Cocaine, Officer Hale.
DECEMBER 1
SNELLGROVE, CURTIS RAY, 32,
Manufacturing Meth, Possession
Listed Chemical, Possession Drug
Paraphernalia, FTA DWLS. Inv.
Eirannin.
JACOBS, JOSEPH ALLEN, 28,
Loitering & Prowling. Deputy
Mathis.
DEESE, DANIEL RICHARD, 29,
Failure To Comply, Resisting
Officer. Officer Sutton.
FELICIANO, FRANCISCO A.,
DWLS/R. Officer Rome.
MESSER, JEFFERY, 44, Burglary,
Battery Domestic Violence.
HIARDIN, ANDY DOUGLAS, 28,
Unlawful Altering Tag, Attaching
Tag Not Assigned. Deputy King.
CORBIN, JAMES DAREN, 18,
Resisting Arrest W/Violence,
Loitering & Prowling. Deputy
Mathis.
LACHENAUER, ROCHELLE
MOODY, 36, VOP Sale of
Hydromorophone.
DECEMBER 2
JUVENILE, 16, No Drivers
License. Deputy Mathis.
MiCELVEEN, CHARLES FRANK,
32, Criminal Mischief, Utility Theft.
Deputy Watson.
COLSON, JAMES ELVIN, 34, DUI,
Possession Controlled Substance.
DECEMBER 3
JUVENILE, 17, Retail Theft, Officer
Mathis.


A hedgehog's heart
beats 300 times a minute
on average.


eady, feeder steers and heifers were


200-300 lbs
300-400 lbs.
400-500 lbs.

200-300 lbs
300-400 lbs.
400-500 lbs.

750-1200 lbs

1000-2100 lbs.


$ 125-180
$ 110-137.50
$ 88-119

$ 110-167.50
$ 95-123
$ 83-105

$ 38-43

$ 53-60


RICHIE KOSCHATZKY


Cheyenne Stenple


Gator Fastpitch

Tryouts To Be

Held
The Gainesville Gator
Fastpitch Traveling Summer
Softball Team will be holding
tryouts for the 2007 season.
The tryouts will be held on
Sunday, December 10 at
Gainesville High School. 10U
- 12U tryouts will be held at
2:00 P.M., followed by 14U-
16U at 4:00 P.M.
For more information
email:
mckevpl (iaobgvn.ufl.edu.


HLAKHOLPNE



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. Purchases or Refinances
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Vacant Land
Mobile Home Financing
...Plus much, much more!


Can you believe that it is already December
and Christmas is just around the corner with
that jolly old Santa Claus preparing to load up
his sleigh with toys and presents for all. All of
the elves are rushing around with the final
touches on everything so they will be ready for
Santa when the big day arrives. The reindeer
have been getting ready to pull his sleigh and
Rudolph is shining up his bright red nose so he
can lead the way!
But wait, you can get a jump start on your
Christmas shopping when you come out to the
Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 9th
and check out the many items that will be
available for you to choose from. All the
while you will enjoy browsing through the
many beautiful Classic Cars on display and
sitting back to enjoy the music that will be
playing all day long. Check out the many food
booths, you'll be tempted to try all of them.
The.tantalizing aroma from these foods really
get your mouth watering and your stomach
will be telling you that it is time to pick up
something to try. You'll forget about the diet
and just enjoy.
Kids, make sure Mom and Dad get you
there to try your skill at karoke singing. This
will be a new event on the entertainment stage
this year. There will also be the bouncing
moonwalk to have fun in. Then you can try
your luck at climbing the Rock Wall or seeing
if you can ride the bucking bronco. Of course,
Santa will be there for you to visit so make
sure you have your list, check it twice, and
then you can tell him what you are wishing for
under that Christmas Tree!
There are many great prizes to win, all
donated by our local merchants, so make sure
you stop by the Chamber booth and get your
tickets. There will be a drawing every hour for
these prizes and winners will be announced on
the stage. If you are present you can stop by
and pick up the certificate for your prize, if
you are not present, you will be notified the
following day.
Have you seen any of those cute little
yellow rubber ducks around' lately? They have
been getting warmed up and ready so at 3:30
that afternoon all they will be ready to go for a
swim in the Suwannee River.. Each one will
be racing the other hoping that they will be the
first of three winners.

Happy

Anniversary
Curtis,
You have made my life
complete. God blessed me by
sending you to me. The past 6
years have been wonderful.
Happy Anniversary.
I love you, P. 0. Box
Bonnie Lashley & Kids Steinhat


Some nice prize money waits for the
winners, so make sure you check with the
Suwannee River Cruisers Boat Club booth to
pick out your ducks. You just may be one of
those lucky winners!! If you have never
watched these little yellow rubber ducks racing
down the river, then you don't want to miss
this exciting moment. You just know which
one will win, but the current will suddenly take
them in another direction and another will take
to the front of the line. The excitement really-
builds as they near the finish line, so be sure to
come and enjoy.
The Boat Parade will get underway at 6:30
in the evening. Be sure to bring a flashlight to
help light your way as it will be dark. You can
also use it to flash at the boats as they pass by
so they will know you are watching from along
the banks of the river. With their bright lights
decorating their boats, they cannot see very far
away, but they can sure see your lights flashing
to let them know you are there! Your support
and cheers really makes them proud to be a.
part of the celebration, as it is a lot of hard
work to decorate each of the boats. Each year
these people come up with new ideas and it
seems as though they get better every time, if
that is possible.
There will be a $5.00 per vehicle gate fee,
up to 8 people per car, at the Fanning Springs
State Park this year. Handicap parking only
will be available at the Wayside Park in the
evening for the Boat Parade.
Mark you calendar for THIS SATURDAY,
DECEMBER 9th and make your plans to bring
the family and come share in a full day of fun
and activities, you'll be glad you did.
The Fanning Springs Chamber of
Commerce is proud to bring this event to the
people of the Tri County area again for thel 8th
year! We are grateful for the support from our
sponsors, the City of Fanning Springs,
Progress Energy, Pure Water Wilderness and
WKTK FM WSKY FM.
See you at the Fanning Springs State Park
Saturday, December 9th for the 18th annual
Festival of Lights and Christmas Boat Parade.


DRYWALL

Hang, Tape, Texture


Dale D. Petty

x 49 Home (352) 498-6036
chee, FL 32359 Cell (352) 578-5148


Wishing you the happiest
Christmas ever ... From
Our Family to Your Family! l
During this holiday season, we would
especially like to thank the many armed
services volunteers who unselfishly
defend our country and our freedoms. We Support
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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2006


Springhouse Quilters' News


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Tuesday, November 28, with approximately 8 ladies attending
and doing a sit and sew workshop on some of their individual
projects. Some members attending were Mary Rawlins, Ruth
Davis, Lois Johnson, and Faith Stanton. Lois Johnson was
catching up on news from Springhouse since she had been in
.North Carolina for the last couple of months. Mary Rawlins and
Ruth Davis were both finishing up some of their 2006 projects;
getting them ready to share for the Christmas holidays. Following
the sit and sew workshop the group enjoyed a great covered dish
lunch.
The night group also did a sit and sew workshop last Tuesday
ith 5 members present. Selma McClarigan, Lois Scott, Karen
Philman and Kethy Beaulieu worked on some Redwork projects,
and Joyce Snoddy was still working on her "trunk" show quilts. It
is always great to get together with other quilters to share the
fellowship and sit and work on different projects. For the month
of December, the night group will be doing their sit and sew
projects just trying to get some of their 2006 projects completed.



at Springhouse. For additional information, contact Anna Gilliam,
463-7922 or Lois Scott, 463-2207.
th 5 members present. SeLois Scott, Publicity
Lois Scott, Publicity


A Special

Thank You

We the family of Caleb
:yrd would like to thank
e'er, one for the phone calls,
:visits, gifts, support and most
'of all the prayers during his
;sty in' the hospital. Caleb is


now home and he is doing
great! We only have God to
thank for our blessings!!!
Thank you all again and
God Bless.


The Byrd Family,
Dewain, Marcie,
Kayleen & Katelyn


Caleb,


Third Judicial Court

Administrator Receives Court

Management Certification
Williamsburg, VA (Nov. 17, 2006) Barbara L. Dawicke,
Court Administrator of the Third Judicial Circuit of Florida,
graduated November 17"' from the Institute for Court
Management's (ICM) Court Management Program (CMP). ICM is
the educational arm of the National Center for State Courts.
CMP, the only program of its kind in the United States, is a
two-phase program established for mid-level court managers
interested in strengthening their management knowledge, skills,
and abilities. The program complements the training needs of
courts implementing the National Association for Court
Management's (NACM) core competencies.
The National Center for State Courts is a non-profit
organization dedicated to improving the administration of justice
by providing leadership and service to the state courts. The
National Center, founded in 1971 with the encouragement of Chief
Justice of the United States Warren E. Burger, provides leadership,
research, technology, education, and training to the state courts.
The National Center also is taking the lead on several key issues
facing the justice system. For example, it has established the Civil
Justice Reform Initiative, which is a multi-year project that will
examine the most efficient practices in civil case management and
how complex litigation procedures can be improved through the
use of technology. Other national initiatives being driven by the
National Center include improving public trust and confidence in
the courts, pro se litigation, and the judicial selection process.


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LOTS & ACREAGE
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-*20 WOODED ACRES with partial fence and entry gate near Old Town.
$260,000.
-REDUCED 10 acres on Faith Baptist Church Road, south of US 19
$105,000.
*-2.68 ACRES on NE 145 just outside Cross City on CR 351 $32,500.
**32 ACRES on SR 349 North, 2.5 miles from Old Town. Possibly
subdividable into commercial/residential tracts. $299,000.
*-3.31 ACRES north of Willow Hole Road $45,000. $45,000.
--3.07 ACRES just outside Cross City off CR 351 $36,900.
--100x100 LOT in Suwannee River Heights, off CR 349 $8,000.
-*1.04 acre on CR 340 near Rock Bluff $19,999.
**LOT 4 Camp Two Subd. off CR 351 North 2.42 Ac. $30,000.
*-Two 1-ACRE LOTS near Chiefland $25,000 each.
*.50x100 LOTS in Skyline Heights off CR 351 $6,000.
-32 ACRES on Sanders road off CR 353. $380,000.
-*20 ACRES on NE 194th in Old town. $260,000.
-5 ACRES off Marvin Martin Road. $45,000.
*-1 ACRE in Springhaven Subd. off SR 349. $$25,000.
1 ACRE on Log Landing Road. $20,000.00.
3 WOODED ACRES just off Willow Hole Road in Old Town $45,000.00.
*-10 ACRES on paved CR 340 West near Rock Bluff $100,000.
-3 high & dry lots of 3 acres each, off Spillers Highway, in Greenview
S/D $50,000. each.
S100'x100' lots in Skyline Heights Subd. $10,000.

148 High & Dry Wooded ACRES on paved road in Dixie County near
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315 N. Main St. (U.S. Hwy. 19)
Chiefland, FL 32644
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Very nice remodeled house on
-Vi* l t ,.i l 75 acre MOL. Everything has
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shopping, the Gulf of Mexico. and $
the Suwannee River. $85,000. (DR- 2
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Private and Secluded. But
Convenient to Chiefland. This 3
Bedroom, 2 Bath with
Fireplace, on 4.8 Wooded
acres on dead end street is a
must see property if you like
wildlife, small fish pond.
walking trails. $149,900.
(LMH-753091-K) 493-2221.


HOME AWAY FROM HOME
IN SUWANNEE. 2 BR 1 3/4
BA on large freshwater lot. Two
stall boat house w/lifts, fish
cleaning area, large & small
utility sheds & workshop
downstairs. Upstairs, wonderful
custom made cabinets, ceilings
and many other features the
Owner made himself, make this
home a must see. Great for
entertaining! $350,000. (DW-
754062-JH) 542-9007.


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FANNING SPRINGS BRANCH
OFFICE:
17871 NW Hwy. 19
Fanning Springs, FL 32693
(352) 463-6144 or (352) 542-


Jew 2/2 home on over 3 acres
This would make a great starter, or
empty nest home. Beautiful wooded
ract, with privacy from neighbors
$98,500. DMH-752145-mkh) 493-
2221.


LOOK Two DW Mobile Homes on 9
Acres All Being Sold Together For Only
$250,000. The first DW MH is a 1998 4/2
with 2240 Sq. Ft.. that has recently been
remodeled. The second almost new DW
MH is a 2005 3/2 with 1344 Sq Ft. There
is plenty of room to have horses, goats.
chickens, cattle, a garden, and more.
The property is mostly cleared with some
wooded areas left for the deer to feed in.
and is located off the beaten path at the
end of a culdesac. $250.000. DMH
753736 JW 463-6144.







Absolutely Gorgeous 3/2 home
nestled on 8.97 acres out in the
Country between Chiefland &
Trenton. Very convenient for
commute to Gainesville. This home
is in model home condition. The
professional landscaping just adds
to it's beauty. This is a must see w/
over 2200 sq ft of living area, plus
oversize 2 car garage. $399,000.
(LR-752154) 352-493-2221.


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SUWANNEE BRANCH OFFICE:
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Nice location, convenient to
everything (schools, shopping,
fishing, hunting, etc.) this property
has a lot of possibilities. It is hard
to find five acres and a place to live
at this price. Bring reasonable offer
and receive a good value for the
dollar. $84,500. (Imh-754177-k)
493-2221







Nice 3/2 double wide home on
1 acre fenced lot. There is plenty
of storage space with extra large
closets and huge storage/workshop
building. This is a peaceful county
setting with a lot of possibilities.
Come and make an offer then
enjoy the quiet, serenity of your
property. $109,000. (754190) 493-







SPECTACULAR SUNSET
VIEW. This elevated 3/2 home in
the' town of Suwannee Is fully
furnished and ready to move int
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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2006


Roll Call


The Dix.ie Coutfy .ddrocate would like to exj ress our
fleanr{f,-I Thin ks aind ./Ippreciution to all our militar-y men
atnd touseit who tire braeely d lndhlng iand protlecling our
naiifon, and l the'free world everywhere, ahiailt hterrorismn
andIhatr'ed. .M/ay/ God Bless erica EIatch OfTlhenim!


NOTICE We are in the process of updating our Roll Call list. If you
still have a loved one serving in the United States Military, we need
you to call or e-mail their updated information. We need BRANCH,
NAME, RANK, UNIT, where STATIONED. Please contact us as
soon as possible. Thank you for helping us with this. It is important
to us that we continue to acknowledge our service men and women.
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United States Army
-SPC4 Christofer J. Christians, Special Forces, Afghanistan
*SSgt. Jason Woodall US Army Recruiting Command, Tallahassee, FL
SSPC James Daniel Wood -3'd BN 15th Inf. Unit 93202
-SSgt. Brandy Langford Navarijo 27th CSH Unit Iraq
*Sgt. Jeremy R. Pfistner, 108th MP CO Fort Bragg, NC
-. SPC. James R. Pfistner, 3/160th Special OP Aviation Regiment Iraq
'CW4 Casey Ragsdale Special Ops -USA
oPvt. 1st Class Joshua Taylor
*Paul A. da Silva Special Forces
"* Cpl. Justin Eugene Robles 101s Airborne 626 FSB
*Cpl. Katherine Rebekah Dye-Robles 101st Airborne MEDDAC
oPV2 Joseph S. Ippolito Military Police
*SGT. David J. Maxgay 62nd Army Band Ft. Bliss, TX
SSgt. Robert McCleese C Btry / 6-52 ADA 5th Corp Unit
SPFC David Jeffries 82nd Airborne % ADAR, Ft. Bragg
*Cap. Sidney P. Hill, Jr. 144th Transportation Div.
-Sgt. Dawn Marie Coffey Thomas -Belgium
*SPC. Joseph Bannister 103rd Inf. Ft. Carson, Colorado Springs CO
SSPC Nathan Walker Bravo BAT 5-52 ADA Iraq
SPFC Andrew Moore Delta CO 3rd Infantry Ft. Stewart, GA
*PFC William Oliver 297th MECH Kuwait
*SPC Joshua Corbin, B CO 532 MI BN Camp Humphrey, Korea
*Cpl Charlotte Sullivan V Corps 21st CSH Iraq
*Sgt. Mike Cirillo White House Security Washington, DC
*Sgt. Gary Osteen Airport Security Camp Blanding, FL
*Sgt. Bobby Jones Iraq
*Sgt. Joseph Stanis 169th MSD Afghanistan
S Sgt. Christopher Stanis Public Affairs 118 Airborne-Iraq
oLt. Angel Boyd Ledesma-Signal Corps, Ft. Hood, TX
*Sgt. Timothy Parsells 2nd BAT, Alpha Battery, Iraq
*PFC Wade Harrington Patrick Air Force Base
*PFC William Lansdon Irag
S*Pvt. James Cuvelier 35th Engr. BN, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
*PFC Megan Kuhp-Marable Iraq
oSST Anthony Measel Uzbekistan
: PV Kariann Lubin 10th Infantry, Ft. Leonardwood, MO
SPFC 1 Walter Clayton Mills, III Kuwait
*PV2 Shannon Marie Swails Ft. Leonardwood, MO
*SGT James T. Smith Ft. Benning, GA
*PFC Darla Jeffries Iraq
-SPC Claude (Sidney) Smith, HHC 1-6 Infantry, Iraq
-SSgt. Ella Teresa Chavous, Special Ops MacDill AFB, Tampa
*SPC Jonathan Chance Long, Mosul, Iraq
*SPC Joshua S. Taylor, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
*PFC Sean Creighton, AR BN 41h ID Ft. Hood, TX
SPC 3 Jessica Randolph, Ft. Drum, NY
*PFC Robert Osteen 64th Armor Iraq
-SGT Blaine Rhodes, Iraq
PV2 Willie (Peter) Barnes IV, Fort Leonard Wood, MO
Thomas Polk Korea
United States Marine Corps
*Cpl. Thomas Mclaughlin MALS 31
*SGT Clemente Juan Batista Camp Lejune, N.C.
*LCPL Trey Millard Weeks, III MWSS Iraq
*CW02 Raymond Howard Blount Island, Jacksonville, FL
: *LCpl. Brian A. Childs Logistics Embark Specialist
-PFC Joshua D. Miller, Ist MEF, 1st MHG MTOPS, Baghdad, Iraq
PFC Zachariah S. Taylor unknown address
'United States Air Force
*SSGT Mike Wood 28th Bomb Wing, B 1I Bomber-Flight Medic
*TSGT Raun Howell Keesler AFB, MS "
-: SSGT Anthony Orville Measel, Jr. Eglin AFB, FL
*Maj. "Rocky" Ragsdale Las Vegas, Nevada
-MSgt. Tyson Smith 347th Rescue Wing, Moody AFB, GA
SSSGT Vanessa Ellenberg PSC 76th
-SSGT Georgia R. Tedin MOSS RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom
*AIC Jeremy Davis Langley AFB, Virginia
*Sr. Airman Adam L. Deavitt Elmendorf, Alaska
*Sr. Airman Marvin Derrick Parrish H60 Helicopter, Moody, AFB, GA
*Airman David Quesenberry, Jr. Malstrom AFB, Great Falls, MT
*SSgt. Jerry Leach 16th AMU-Spec. Opts, (undisclosed area)
*SMSgt. Kevin Mullis Armament Sys Spec., Luke AFB Phoenix, AZ
1 sLt. David Adam Wright Robins AFB, Georgia
*SSgt. David Warhurst 5th AMXS, Minot AFB, North Dakota
oTSgt. Robert Stark Mt. Home AFB, Idaho
*Al1C Curtis James (CJ) Boyer II-Cadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan
-Airman Ist Class Jeremy Bury Elmendolf, Alaska
Jessica Brown Hanscom AFB, MA
United States Navy
*Lt. Darrel Capo HT-18, Whiting Field, Pensacola, FL
*Lt. Ryan Stoddard
ePO Ann Borcheller USS Donald Cook, Norfolk, VA
*CDR William "Trey" Wheeler, Ex. Officer, VP-10, Brunswick, MA
*AO Kimberly Parker Sanchez 126th Sq, FA18 NAS Lamoore, CA
*A03 Horcio Sanchez 147th Sq USS Carl Vinson, Persian Gulf
S AOC Jimmie Peterson, Jr. KAB, Okinawa, Japan
*" CPO James Eugene Hudson Helicopter Squadron Light Attack 60
*NMCB4 Dewey J. Rose Unit 25284, Task Force Endurance Iraq
'. Seaman Kabrina Smedley HAZMAT/S-9 USS Kitty Hawk
-BM2 Jessica Quesenberry USS Roosevelt, DDG-80
*' Justin Cuvelier TMSA, USS Chancellorsville
*Seaman 2nd Class Clifford Aaron Revels, Jacksonville
*Robert "Bobby" Leverett ACAN, NAS, Jacksonville, FL
*'-. *SGT 1 Eric Sickler Navy Recruitment Gainesville, FL
E5 Rodriquez T. Hope-Central Command MacDill AFB Tampa, FL
National Guard
E3 Patrick Russell Hill, Sr., 505' Engineering Battalion, Iraq
S PVT Uriah Wade Boyer- F Co795 MPBN, Ft. Leonardwood, MO
- United States Coast Guard
.' oPS3 Malcom Osteen
CPO Randy Eilison
*CPO Terri Paschall Gould, Mayport, Jacksonville, FL



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Local Veteran's Wife Donates Historical

Documents To National Naval Museum


Airman

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Graduates

From Basic

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The picture above is of the glass case that houses several
the Navy, James Forrestal, including a letter he wrote to
Bundy shown in the photo.
By Terri Langfobrd
Seaman 1st Class Paul Bundy served with
the United States Navy during World War II and
recently a letter written to him by the former
Secretary of the Navy, James Forrestal was
placed in the National Naval Museum in
Pensacola, Fl. The letter was donated by
Bundy's wife, Janet, after his death in May of
this year.
Paul Bundy died on May 13, 2006 at the age
of 81. He was known by family and friends as a
very happy and humble man who would not
think himself worthy of the recognition that has
been given to him. Bundy served in the United
States Navy from 1942 until 1946. He worked
in the postal department, delivering mail from
his home port in Seattle, WA to the islands in
the South Pacific where our troops were
deployed. While he may have never faced
combat, it was the mail from home that he
delivered that kept morale up and comfort to
families back home.
After the war Bundy moved to the Sarasota-
Bradenton area in Florida where he ran several
service stations until 1980 when he and Janet
moved to Dixie County. They were in semi-
retirement for several years before Paul
accepted a job as a Park Ranger in the State of
Vermont. In 1989 the Bundys came home to
Dixie where they stayed retired, enjoying
country living.
"We found a new happiness when we came
to Dixie County," stated Janet. "Even those last
two years when Paul was so sick, he felt blessed
to be here."
The letter written to Paul by Secretary
Forrestal was read at his funeral (Paul's), and
read as follows:
My Dear Mr. Bundy:
I have addressed this letter to reach you after all
the formalities of your separation from active
service are completed. I have done so because,
without formality but as clearly as I know how to
say it. I want the Navy's pride in you, which it is my


American

Legion News
Today, December 7, 2006, is
the sixty-fifth anniversary of the
attack on Pearl Harbor, bringing
the US into World War II. If your
flag is flying already, it should be
at half-staff until sunset, then
returned to the top of the flag pole.
From that date, until the present,
there are over 88,000 persons
Missing In Action in our Nation's
wars and conflicts. That is nearly
enough to fill Ben Hill Griffin
Stadium at Florida Field in
Gainesville. That number, 88,000,
represents that many families that
have a member missing, status and
whereabouts unknown. It
represents children growing up
without fathers in many cases.
This is but one reason to continue
to ask the Pentagon and our
Government, to find those MIAs
and bring them home. Continue to
remember these persons, fly the
POW/MIA flag, and demand that
Congress force this issue to grant
closure.
With Christmas just weeks
away, remember the US Marine
Corps "Toys for Tots"
campaign and while you are
shopping, pick up a toy to donate.
Marines in this area are not shy,
you can find one to drop the toy
off with, and they will see that it
gets to the right place. Support the
"Toys for Tots", it is a worthwhile
effort, and it brings some
happiness to the children.
Area food pantries can also
use canned and dried food items
for their baskets as well. If you
don't know of a food pantry in
need of items, contact the local
Sheriffs Office. Someone there
will be able to assist you.
If you have access to a
computer, there are many web
sites where you can send messages
to our troops overseas. In many
cases, you can no longer send
letters and cards to "Any Soldier",
but several groups have made
arrangements with the military to
send messages of encouragement
and appreciation to the troops.
XEROX has a web site,
www.letssaythanks.com where
you can pick a card, drawn by
youngsters from around the US,


l historical documents of the former US Secretary of
a former resident of Dixie County Paul Jefferson

privilege to express, to reach into your civil life and
to remain with you always.
You have served in the greatest Navy in the
world.
It crushed to enemy fleets at once, receiving
their surrenders only four months apart.
It brought our land-based airpower within
bombing range of the enemy, and set our ground
armies in the beachheads of final victory.
It performed the multitude of tasks necessary to
support these military operations.
No other Navy at any time has done so much.
For your part in these achievements you deserve to
be proud as long as you live. The Nation which you
served at a time of crisis will remember you with
gratitude.
The best wishes of the Navy go with you into
civilian life. Good luck!
Sincerely yours,
James Forrestal
Bundy's granddaughter, Susan, who lives in
Pensacola was visiting the museum and
mentioned the letter read at her grandfather's
funeral. Because it was signed by the Secretary
of the Navy, they asked if the museum could
have it for their display to be shared.
On August 16, 2006 Janet and Susan went to
the museum and presented the letter, along with
a picture of Paul in the naval uniform.
"It was wonderful," stated Janet. "I wish
Paul could have been here to give it himself,"
she added.
Janet has moved from her Old Town home
and now lives with her sister in Texas. "I just
hate leaving, but I have health issues of my own
and can't live alone," Janet noted.
"Those 44 years I had with him were not
long enough, but I am thankful, for the time we
did have together." "I wanted to share this story
about Paul with his friends and neighbors,
because, they know he would never have
bragged."
"We will always be proud of him and miss
him dearly."


pick one of several responses, or
write your own, and it will be sent
to a soldier currently serving in
Iraq. You cannot pick who it goes
to, but it will go to a member of
the Armed Forces. This web site
began well before Thanksgiving
and continues even now.
The United Service
Organization ( USO ) is chartered
by the US Congress as a non-
profit charitable organization
whose mission is to provide
morale, welfare and recreation-
type services to uniformed
military personnel around the
world. For $ 25.00 you can
sponsor a USO Care Package with
a personal message of
encouragement and "let our heroes
know they haven't been
forgotten". If you have a
computer, log on to:
www.OperationUSOCarePackage.
org for more information.
There are many more places
you can go to send gifts and
encouragement to our troops
overseas. The National Guard and
the various Reserve Units have
Family Support organizations, so
just call around to them for more
information there. The overall
idea is to try to make someone's
Christmas better.
Saturday, December 9, 2006 is
the Festival of Lights in Fanning
Springs. Post 91 will have a booth
there and could always use some
help in staffing the booth. Contact
any of the Post Officers to
volunteer to help out. Get out and
meet the folks in this area and find
the veterans. ASK them if they are
interested in the American Legion
and tell them about the programs
and how those programs benefit
the veterans and the youth, as well
as the community. Explain the
benefits of membership in the
American Legion, the Auxiliary
and the SAL, the whole Legion
Family, and how this Family
works for the community we live
in.
Remember our Armed Forces
all around this world, every day in
your thoughts and
prayers, and here at home, watch
over our Legionnaires, veterans
and their widows, helping out
however and whenever we can.
Be ready to help those families of
service members called to active


duty as well.
For God and Country, Wayne
Gravely, American Legion Post
149

It is the false shame of
fools to try to conceal
wounds that have not
healed.
-Honrane


Airman Aaron J.
McCormick
Air Force Airman Aaron J.
McCormick 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
relations.
In addition, airmen who
complete basic training earn
credits toward an associate
degree through the Community
College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Dana
Cooper of N.E. 49th Lane,
Williston, Fla.
McCormick is a 2006
graduate of Williston High
School.



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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2006


It's A Boy!


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Robert John Thomas
Andrew & Angel Thomas of Trenton welcome the birth of their
son, "Bo", born September 27, 2006. He weighed 71bs., 5oz. and
- was 18 inches long. He joins his brother Tyler and sister CeCe.
Maternal grandparents are Robert & Gloria Hastings of
Chiefland. Paternal grandparents are John Doyle & Lorene
Thomas of Cross City. Maternal great-grandparents are Olin &
Helen Hastings of Trenton. Paternal great-grandparents are Horace
& Hazel Thomas of Trenton and Bessie Jones and the late Foy


Jones of Old Town.

Coping with

Holiday Grief
The loss of someone dear
can be especially acute during
the holiday season a time
often steeped in tradition. Grief
during these normally joyous
times can seem overwhelming,
but planning ahead, accepting
your limitations, and allowing
family and friends to help can
ease the stress of spending this
holiday season without a loved
one.
Some tips on coping with
holiday grief:
Remember your loved
one by honoring his or her
presence. "Light a candle or
set a chair at the table and call
it 'Dad's Chair,'" suggests
Haven Hospice's Bereavement
Program Manager Nina
Powell. "You might encourage
everyone at the holiday table to
express thanks for this person
and the role he or she played in
your lives."
Appreciate the people
close to you and create a
network of support. "Sharing
memories connects the past by
bringing it forward to the
present, which produces hope
for the future," says Haven
Hospice Chaplain Jack
Donovan. Sharing a favorite
memory with family and
friends provides a release and
can bring a special celebration
within the grief.
Take an honest look at
your fears. Being afraid of
breaking down or of having to
pretend you're enjoying
yourself is normal. Express
your feelings to the people
supporting you. Suppressing
your feelings won't make them
go away.
Many people will be
willing to help you any way
They can. Let them. Serving as
host or hostess can be difficult
if you are grieving. If it has
been your job to organize the
holiday feast, let another
family member do it this year.
Accept your limitations at this
Time.
y.ou su Feed your body and
Sour soul. "Grieving people
don't have a lot of energy,
-, "says Powell. Remember to
rest, drink plenty of water, eat
and exercise. Set aside time for
-a walk, prayer or meditation,
reading spiritual literature, or
talking with a spiritual leader.
If you have the energy,
try volunteering. Helping
-someone else in need can help
;-take your mind off your own
sadness.
Many community
o organizationss provide grief
support services. Haven
S"Hospice's Healing Hearts
Program offers a number of
free and confidential grief
*;"^counseling services for
individuals and families
experiencing loss. To register
for a support program, contact
Cheryl Bailey at (352) 692-
5100. In addition, Powell
facilitates the Community
Bereavement Coalition of
North Central Florida, a group
of professionals and
paraprofessionals who provide
grief support services to
anyone experiencing loss. For
more information call (352)
692-5111.
STo become a thoroughly
good man is the best pre-
scription for keeping a
sound mind and a sound
body.
-Francis Bowen


Ronnie Pinner
Don't despair-
When you lose your hair,
Even tho -
You won't be good looking
as Bo,
Girls love chrome domes -
And they will always stare!
We're all rootin for ya!
Love ya,


Congratulations!
PV2 Willie Barnes IV (Peter)
graduated on October 6, 2006
alter 9 wccks of training from
Fort Jackson, South Carolina
First combat training Brigade C '
Company, I Battalion, 13"'
Infantry Regiment. Then after 7 -
weeks of training in Fort
Leonard Wood, Missouri he ',
graduated December 1, 2006
from Alpha Company 58h .
Transportation Battalion 3 ,'
Chemical Brigade. After a .,
months leave he is assigned to -:..
Fort Richardson, Alaska.
Peter is the son of Gale PV2 Willie Barnes IV (Peter)
Barnes of Cross City, FL and
Willie (Pete) & Sharon Barnes of Chiefland, FL, grandson of
Hattie Johnson and the late Fred Johnson & Clifford Clark Jr. of
Cross City, FL., Willie Barnes of Miami, FL & the late Jearlean
Littles of Chiefland, FL.
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American Legion Post 383 News
Old Town, American Legion Post 383 held a birthday party last
Wednesday for our 3rd District Commander, Eugene Street, which
was attended by approximately 140 members and guests. Gary
Ellwood, an "Elvis" impersonator performed for the large
gathering and fun was had by all. Bill O'Donnell won the fall
membership recruiting contest and was awarded a $100 bill by post
commander, Paul Sommer.
The Executive Board of the post will meet today, Wednesday
at 7:00 p.m. New Years Eve tickets are now on sale at the post for
S10 per person. Members are reminded, if you want to attend ihe
New Years Eve party you must have a ticket, the post will-be
closed to non-ticket holders. The post has received notification that
its membership so far, additionally; thirty new members have been
enrolled. Overall strength of the post is approximately 350
consisting of legionnaires, auxiliary and sons of the American
legion. The post is constantly adding new members, and if you are
a veteran reading this article, and are not a member, please contact
us by phone at 542-2021 or visit us at the post located at 1297 NE
82"d Ave.
Thank You
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all of our
family and friends who have so graciously and generously
responded to our son and brother Ronnie during his diagnosis and
hospital stay a few weeks ago. (Ronnie has bone marrow cancer).
To all the churches, here and many surrounding counties who
have Ronnie on their prayer list, Sheriff Hatcher and his wonderful
crew and others for the benefit to those of you who have been so
generous in your contributions to his "cancer fund" and the many,
many words of encouragement, we just don't have the words to
express how truly grateful we are. Thank you!
Ronnie is in Arkansas undergoing treatment and will be there
off and on for several months to come. And to Robin, who has
been there for Ronnie since day one, we so appreciate your
steadfast support and encouragement. Thank you!
Arthur, Evelyn, Gary Jamie & Families
P.S.
If you would like to send him a card, his address is: Ronnie
Pinner, c/o Guest House Inn, 301 S University, Apt. 707, Little
Rock, Ark. 72205.







DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2006


Rotary Student Guests
By Terri Langford
Six seniors from Dixie County High School were guests of the Dixie County Rotary Club in
September, October and November. These bright young men and women spoke to Rotary members
about issues that have affected their lives or of interest to them.
Miss Madie Kelley was one of the September student guests
and spoke about "The High School Guide To Life". Madie began
A by reminiscing about her years at DCHS and how it would have
been a big help if she had a road map, or guidebook to get her
., through those first four years in high school.
S ., Madie went on to outline a few "Simple Rules of Life" which
Included always be nice to people and show them respect, be
I involved, forgive if God can forgive, you can forgive, take a
risk, make a change, stay active, do it big, don't be grumpy, and
most importantly have fun and don't stress over the small stuff.
Good advice, Madie.
Madie is the daughter of Michelle Kelley and John Kelley of
Cross City. She is active in cheerleading, Beta, FCA, SGA, and
HOSA. Her hobbies include singing, dancing, reading, and
Madie Kelley spending time with friends and family. She stated that her favorite
subject is Health Science and plans on a future career in obstetrics and gynecology, opening a
woman's clinic around our area. Madie hopes to attend the University of Florida.
John Wadsworth completed the September guest list and .'t.', '.' '"
spoke about geocaching; the prefix geo-meaning earth, and ', B
cache, which is, in terms of outdoor recreation, means a container
for hiding or storing provisions, or in Internet terms, information
stored in memory for quick retrieval. .' .
John explained that this unique hobby takes only a quick sign- Y
up online to become a member, via the website, '.'
www.geocaching.com. Members are able to browse through .'
thousands of pages of geocache Internet sites with each hidden ,
container having its own website page containing GPS
coordinates that help lead you to the treasure you seek. J.
Another aspect of geocaching are travel bugs where a special
trade item that has a metal dog tag with a number on it is used for .
tracking. John made a travel bug to visit as many Rotary Clubs -
as possible as on his journey toward Evanston, Illinois, the John Wadsworth
Rotary International Headquarters.
John mentioned that the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground held a major
Geoevent in Live Oak on December 1st and 2nd. The program was designed to promote not only the
activity of geocaching, but to highlight north central Florida's scenic treasures.
John is the son of Sonny and Jan Wadsworth of Old Town. He is involved in the Beta Club,
FBLA and NHS. John stated that math is a subject that comes easy for him, therefore it is his
favorite. His future plans include attending the University of South Florida, majoring in either
business or architecture. John hopes to own his own business one day.
Heading up the guest list for October were Cody Allen and
Will Malloy. These two young men both talked about music,
which is very important to them both as they both play in the
Dixie County High School Marching Bears Band.
Will spoke about the importance of music, and how it "plays"
into our everyday lives. Take for instance, what would a movie
", be without music, giving you a feeling of what is about to happen
S or adds to the emotion of a scene. Music affects our moods; we
4 listen to sad music when we are down, upbeat music when we are
'happy, etc. He also talked about how music changes with each
,. generation, expressing the thoughts and ideas of the times. Will
: ended by stating that music is more than notes to him, it's his life.
Will is the son of Billy and Linda Malloy of Cross City.
Besides the Band, Will is involved in the Beta Club. His hobbies
Will Malloy include music and cars. Of course, his favorite subject is Band
and he hopes to attend the University of Florida where he will
major in music. Will's career goal is to teach music or become a composer.
David Allen (or Cody as we most know him) also talked
abbut music. "Without music many of us could not go about our
daily lives, at least not as content as we do now," began Cody.
He went on to talk about the variety of music that is out there and
how it is easy to find a style or genre that suits each individuals
taste. Cody posed the question does society make the music or
does music make up the society?
Cody is the son of David and Kay Allen of Steinhatchee, FL.
His school and outside activities include Band, Beta Club, and
church youth group. Band is Cody's favorite subject because of
the influence it has had in his life. He plans to attend the
University of Florida and major in drafting and design. Cody's
career goals are to be an automotive or mechanical engineer and
part-time missionary.
Kristie Baird and Codey Fowler made up the November team Cody Allen
of Rotary Student Guests.
Kristie spoke about the pros and cons of being a twin. She began by talking about how your
identity is the one thing you own in this life. She went on to say that it is what you compile and
compose and construct in to your very being. Everyone has an identity, but what happens when that
S. single being of individuality is shared?
both a blessing and burden. She said that she and her sister are
known more as "the twins" and not by their individual names.
S Socially, she said they are stereotyped with people assuming they
are the same, even though their worlds may be like night and
day.
However, Kristie says that the blessing is far more gratifying
than the curse...she never has to be afraid of being alone; she
will always have someone she can tell everything to. Kristie
ended by saying, "In a couple with one identity, we also forge a
strong personality and a bond most people cannot begin to
fathom."
Kristie is the daughter of Leah Baird of Cross City. She is a
Kristie Baird member of the NHS, Beta Club and HOSA. Her favorite subject
is Health, because she loves the feeling of helping others. Kristie plans to attend Santa Fe
Community College and study animal technology and veterinarian medicine. Her career goal is to
become a zoologist or a Veterinarian Technician.
Codey Fowler's topic was "In The Beginning," relating facts
that show that God must exist. His two main points; the first .. ?, .
being that everything in the world has a cause and nothing .
happens without a reason. ,.; ..
SWhen we think of anything in the world, we can always ask, ., ,.
'What caused it?" Then we ask what caused the cause, and '.
'hat came before that. :
;' Codey's second point was that we cannot imagine the chain
pf causes going back forever. Some may say infinite...but there o.:,,,. .
knust be a first cause.
That first cause is God. God is the source and origin of the ''
world, therefore, God must exist. You should talk to this young .
man...he has very eye-opening ideas and thoughts! F M.
Codey is the son of Ron Fowler and Carla Kidd. He is a Fl
member of the Beta Club, Teen Court, DCHS Band, and CodeyFowler
Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He DJ's at the local radio station and assists many youth groups in
various events. Cody's favorite subject in school has always been science. "I like to know how
things work," stated Codey. After high school he plans on attending Santa Fe Community College
as a stepping stone to UF. Codey isn't sure of his career goal as of yet, but believes it will be in the


Senate Offshore
Drilling Bill

Moves Forward
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
Today Congress moved a step
closer to providing Florida's
unique environment and 50
billion-dollar tourism economy
with long-term protection from
oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.
House leadership
announced on Friday they
would vote next week on
offshore drilling legislation
passed by the Senate last
summer. The bill includes key
provisions by Florida Sens.

Bill Nelson and Mel Martinez
that will protect Florida's
coastline.
Earlier today, Nelson
expressed optimism .upon
hearing the news of the House
leadership's move.
"It's welcome news that
the House of Representatives
is going to take up this
legislation we passed in the
Senate to protect the interests
of Florida from oil rigs being
right off of our coasts," Nelson
said. "It keeps those oil rigs
over 250 miles off of the
state's west coast. It protects
not only our tourism industry
and our unique environment,
but also the military training
sites in the Gulf of Mexico,
where we test many of our
sophisticated weapons
systems."


Old Town Elementary School
2007 Spelling Bee Winners


Old Town Elementary School conducted its annual Spelling Bee
Thursday, November 30, 2006. These winners will compete in the
District Spelling Bee on January 8th, 2007 at Old Town Elementary
School. Winners are (Front L-R) Joseph Stewart son of Lori Stewart,
Douglas Langford son of Deborah Langford, Hannah Robson daughter
of Roger & Jennifer Robson and Brittney Smith, daughter of Brenton &
Jamie Smith. Also Pictured are John D. Arnold, School Coordinator
and Gail Rains, the pronouncer. Sonny Wadsworth, Principal,
congratulated these students for a job well done.

New Years Eve Service -

December 31st
First Baptist Church, Cross City Florida would like to invite
you to a New Years Eve service, Sunday, December 31st, 2006 at
5:00 p.m. Please join us as we close 2006 and look forward to
2007 sharing the light of the world, Jesus Christ.


Happy Birthday

i 1 Whitney Stemple


l ^I My how time flies, our little
1 girl will be turning 9 years
iold on 12-10-06.
SHappy Birthday!


Daddy, Momma & Cheyenne

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science field.
Congratulations to you all, and all the best in your future goals.


Please

Excuse Our

Mess!
Clerk's Office
Undergoin
Renovations
. The long-awaited
renovations of the Dixie
County Clerk's Office are in
progress. We apologize for the


mess and any inconvenience
this may cause.
Our renovations should be
complete by the first of the
year. Please have patience with
us and thank you for your
understanding.


Have A Very Merry
Christmas & Happy New Year.
Again thank you,
Dana Johnson Clerk of
Courts


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2006


Do You Remember?

By Carolyn Jones
It was a typical warm sunny ,
day in late 1943 that began just ,
like so many others. Our country ;
was in the midst of WWII and
gas and tires were rationed. You
or your parents were issued .
coupons for these and many ..
other items such as sugar, nylon
hose, bed sheets and other food
items.
Sometimes if our families
didn't have a gas coupon that we
could use, we girls would talk a
friend (a boy) into giving us a
coupon for a gallon of gas. We
would use this to drive to
Fanning Springs to spend the
day. If this didn't work out, we
could always catch the
Greyhound bus at the Gulf -
Station, pay a quarter and arrive .. e
at the entrance gate to the springs J. .
a few minutes later. Then about
4:00 o'clock that afternoon we
would walk back to the entrance
at the highway on U.S. 19 and
return home on the bus for
another quarter.
My friends, Mary Williams Pictured above: Carolyn Jones
and Tyler Pollack and I had done
just that on that particular day; never dreaming what was about to
happen before the day was over. As usual, many of the airmen
from the 691st airbase located just east of Cross City were already
at the springs, as well as a few other people from the area.
We were all sitting around on the ground talking and laughing
while some were sitting on an old overturned fishing boat there on
the small sandy beach area. Others were swimming, diving or lying
on a small square floating dock out in the middle of the springs
(lagoon). We always took snacks to eat and could buy cokes from
the concession stand by the dressing rooms. Cokes were in
returnable bottles.
Suddenly, with no warning, there was a horrifying loud noise,
like a clap of unexpected thunder overhead! One of the p-47
aircraft that we were familiar with, was right over us, so low that
we could see the pilot, and thought he was falling on us. He came
in upside down, doing what they called barrel rolls, and never had
time or power to pull up as he reached the river, having come in
over the springs from the east.
It all happened in the blink of an eye and before we could
think, the pilot tried to pull up but disappeared in the treetops near
the river, after banking and turning sharply southward. There was a
loud Boom! Then smoke, and then silence.
We all immediately left the springs, running up the
embankment and grounds in the direction of the smoke and arrived
at the large round crater made when the plane nose-dived among
the trees. We were horrified and shocked when we arrived at the
scene, not thinking that we might be in any danger. Suddenly,
bullets began exploding and some of the airmen began shouting for
everyone to run away from the crash site, which we did,
immediately.
I will never forget what I saw happen that day. The nose of the
plane was buried in the ground, nose pointed down at an angle, and
submerged in the earth up to where the wings were attached. The
pilot was still sitting upright in the cockpit, very badly burned. The
canopy was gone I didn't see it anywhere. And then we ran away
from that awful scene of death and destruction that happened so
fast and unexpectedly.
Just the night before this happened; a group of us had been at
Dalley's Ice Cream Shop Downtown on U.S.19 in a building
across from Griner's Chevrolet Co. yes, the same.
There was a large crowd of young people that night, including
airmen and pilots from the 691st airbase. We were all talking and
laughing, enjoying cokes and ice cream, and each other. I clearly
remember that pilot coming in and ordering a large dish of ice
cream, which Mrs. Dalley served him. He had red hair and was
very young and cocky,.about 21 and went by the name of 2nd Lt.
Red Campbell. He also was known, to be a "show off" and had
told his buddies that he would come over the springs the next day
to- "buzz" them. He was to ferry a p-47 back to this base from-


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first flight on May 6, 1941.
another airbase in central Florida.
Well, he did just that but lost his life showing off! Others had
done this but were not flying nearly as low as he was. After talking
to Ranger Moody about all of this, I couldn't sleep that night,
remembering the sad event of that day and yet these things have to
be documented for history. This tragedy was apparently never

Ranger Moody has worked eleven years trying to substantiate
rumors he had heard; a lot of them not true, until he found out in
interviewing me that I was there and witnessed the whole thing.
A Mr. Barkett, now living in Texas, and a friend who lives in
Alaska, were both stationed here at the airbase in 1943 when this
ti-agedy occurred. He wrote to Ranger Moody saying that they
knew about the crash but did not help to secure the site or do the
removal, which was done by other personnel from the airbase. He
also stated that in late '43 this was a training base for p-47 aircraft
of the 501h Fighter Group and the 313th Fighter Squadron.
I might add from personal knowledge that P-39's were flown
and trained in before the P-47's were brought in. My memory is
that the P-39's were unreliable. There were so many crashes over
the wooded areas of the county, as well as down near the coastal
area. This base was considered to be in a "wilderness" area and


many times the crashes were not searched for or found until later,
when local people, or hunters would come upon the crash site,
finding a canopy or other parts.
The last planes that were trained in and flown at this airbase
was the P-51. This base was the final training the men got before
heading overseas to either Europe or the Pacific. The training was
fast as the planes and pilots were needed so much to help win the
war.
w My friend Carson Mac Leod told us that he and a friend,
probably Morgan Conley, heard about the crash at the springs and
though they were not present, the following day they went to look
at- the crash site. They found a 50-caliber machine gun buried
tinder the collapsed side of the impact crater made by the plane.
They then returned the gun to the Cross City Air Corps Base.
Eventually, all parts and pieces were removed and there is nothing
left.
I was almost 16 years old when all of this occurred. The picture
of the girl in the white dress standing by the rack pillar is of me,


taken that same summer of 1943. Ranger Moody asked me to use
the picture to help verify and document what happened so many
years ago. These stories will be part of the permanent historical
archives in Levy County, as well as, in time, the State Archives in
Tallahassee, Florida.
1 cannot leave this subject without saying something about the
fact that we never know what tomorrow may bring! One minute
this young man that lost his life that day was alive and well, and
the next minute his life was over.
Even at that young age I wrestled with the thought of "why did
this have to happen," just as I have about other tragic events. I
have often thought, "what if he could have relived those last
seconds of his life and made a different choice?"
I have come to realize as I have matured in my Christian life
that bad things and bad decisions do happen, but it is not God's
will for it to be this way. In a future column I will tell of several
incidences in which it was obvious that God had a hand in the
outcome. Many of you could tell of happenings in your life that
bear this out.
The day my last article came out, Mr. B.E. (Billy) Everette
called to tell me that in 1941 he was the manager of that old
skating rink at Fanning that had originally been the dance pavilion.
That was before he married. He also told of the Brown family
(Miss Vessie) living near and working on his family's farm in
Wilcox. This was the Mr. Brown that helped to disassemble the old
wooden bridge and helped build the new steel bridge, dedicated in
1934.
Mr. Everette knew and verified that the Fred Sunday family
that operated the old Ft. Fanning Hotel-Boarding House, the filling
station and store, along the highway across from the springs, also
lived in Wilcox.
Mr. Henry Taylor, now living in Fanning Springs, talked to
Ranger Moody of Fanning Springs State Park and said that when
he disassembled the old dressing rooms, pavilion skating rink in
1969 and 1970, he saw no remains of the high slide at that time. It
was already gone.
I failed to mention that Mr. McLeod was also responsible for
building the 3 story high dive over the boil in the springs. As I told
in an earlier column, he was employed by Mr. Fleishel, owner of
Putnam Lumber Company, who held a 99 year lease on the springs
and surrounding property.
Thanks again to my readers that have expressed their
enjoyment of my "old memories" remembered. It is helpful and
encouraging to me to keep writing.

Were you There?
By Terri Langford
The November 2, 2006 issue of the Dixie County Advocate
featured a story entitled, "Were You There?" A picture of a man
diving off the high-dive at the Fanning Springs Park was featured
in the article, showcasing the spring's popularity in the 1950's.
The young man pictured doing the acrobatic dive has been
identified as Norris McKinney.
Norris is a lifetime resident of Dixie County, living in Cross
City. In an interview with Norris, he stated that the picture was
taken around 1952 give or take a year. The springs were 35 feet
deep and the dive tower, located over the spring's boil was 40 feet
high! It was a jump, not for the faint of heart.
Norris stated that the building pictured in the background was
located where the concession and bathroom area are now. Back
then the big building housed the entrance to the park, changing
area and a large roller rink which was also used as a dance floor.
Many high school proms were held in the big pavilion, including
those from Dixie County High School. Admission was .25 cent.
Norris was a talented diver and loved to swim. "I learned how
to swim in Belly Deep," explain Norris. (For those who don't
know where that it, it is the canal between the high school and
Hardees.) "Swimming at Fanning was much better and I was glad
when I got old enough to go there."
"My brother and I would hitch-hike to the springs and spend
all day there," he added. "Of course it was safe to hitch-hike back
then."
During Norris's sophomore year at the University of Florida,
he was on their swim team. Norris stated he loved the water and
when he landed a job as a lifeguard at the popular water hole, he
was thrilled. "Our busiest time of the year was on the 4th of July,"
stated Norris. "We always had a huge crowd."
Norris was known around the tri-county area as being one of
the best divers around and during his off time he and his friends
would spend their days competing against each other.
"I have to say there were a lot of good swimmers and divers,"
Norris said. "I hate to admit it, but Billy Martin from Trenton
really dove better than me," he added. "There was Ernie Carlton,
Bob Bolton and Marvin Brannin was an excellent swimmer."
Norris recalled one underwater swimming match that was
declared a tie. "I know Marvin beat me, though," stated Norris.
"You see, Marvin couldn't see well without his glasses and when
he was swimming underwater he kept veering off to the right." "If
he had gone straight, he would have beaten the pants off of me!"
Of course being young men they were always glad to see Betty
Cresman (now Higginbotham) and her group of girlfriends come
hang out at the springs. When asked if they were good swimmers
too, Norris replied, "I don't know, but they all sure did look good
in their swim suits!"
We appreciate Norris sharing his memories with us and a
glimpse of the way things us to be.

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Suwannee Audubon

Members Praise O'Leno

State Park


Suwannee Auduboners view the historically low Santa Fe River blanketed
with pea-green duckweed. Photo by George "Grif" Griffin, Activities
Director for Suwannee Audubon
During Suwannee Audubon's recent field trip at O'Leno State
Park trekkers found themselves moving from one ecosystem to
another. Often, the shift from one habitat to a quite different scene
was quite abrupt. One moment the group would be deep in a
hardwoods hammock and in the next moment a scrub meadow
would surround them.
The guide for this adventure was Park Ranger Justin.
Carmichael who guaranteed "five different ecoystems" along or
near the river trail. The river, of course, was the Santa Fe which is.
a vital tributary of the Suwannee. At the present time the Santa Fe
is at an historic low so the field trip participants could see the,
boulders and rock-strewn base of what is usually a fairly deep and.
vigorous stream. Some sections of the river were at a virtual stand-
still and here vast blankets of floating aquatic plants, principally.
duckweed, seemed surreal like a pea green boulevard through the.
forest. Many interesting birds were spotted and CarmichaeJ:
reported that Short-Tail Hawks have been among the early
migrants to make an appearance at O'Leno this fall.
Although the Audubon group was relatively small it sported
members from many different locations: Sarasota County, Alachua
County, Columbia County, Dixie County, Gilchrist County and
Leon County. All members of the outing agreed that O'Leno is one
of the state's priceless natural treasures.
The park is located about six miles north of High Springs off
U.S. 441. Suwannee Audubon is based at Old Town and may be
reached at P.O. Box 222, Old Town FL 32680 or by telephone at
352-542-9542 or e-mail at suwaud@yahoo.com. The club holds-
field trips quarterly.



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by Art & Karen Wyckoff

When you think about the month of December, what words
come to mind? Shopping, travel, family, holidays, etc., but not K:
GARDEN. Just what CAN you do as you walk through your. '.
garden in December?
First of all, if you haven't already done so, clean out all of.
those dead branches, the old once flowering annuals, and rake -
the latest stack of dried leaves away from your shrubs and
perennials. Then think about your cold sensitive plants since
frost and freezing temperatures are upon us. We are frequently,
asked, "how can I protect my citrus, fruit trees and other cold
sensitive plants?"
Here are a few suggestions:
1. take all potted plants to a warmer location for protection.
2. cover with a sheet or frost blanket. If you build a plastic
covering, make sure the leaves do not touch the plastic.
3. water the plants just before the freeze.
4. pile or burm mulch around the base of the plants.
5. citrus and cold sensitive fruit tree trunks can be wrapped
with insulation, pipe wrap or burlap.
6. Christmas tree lights can be strung to provide warmth to
the branches if possible.
7. do not add any fertilizer to any plants this time of year in
your garden.
Now for the positive side of December in your garden: this is
a great time for planting citrus and fruit trees. You do have to
monitor how much water they receive, because rain is sporadic
in this month. Keep the roots moist but not wet and do not add
any fertilizer when transplanting.
All of us a A & K Nursery would like to wish you a safe and
Happy Holiday season. Don't forget to grab that mug of hot
chocolate, invite a special friend over and enjoy a walk in
YOUR GARDEN!
Conftibutors: Art& Karen Wyckoff A & KNursery Hwy. 19, Cross City, FL.


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Local Girl Scouts Enjoy Barnyard Bash


Local Girl Scouts enjoy a day at the "Barnyard Bash"
Girl Scouts from Dixie, Levy and Gilchrist "The Barnyard Bash was a wonderful
counties spent Veteran's Day at Black Prong event," said Lindsay Fox, Membership
Equestrian Center participating in games, a Specialist. "The girls and their families were
costume contest, a hay ride and more. The girls able to have a good, fun evening out while
also collected goods to send to soldiers collecting items for a very good cause."
overseas.
Over 360 Girl Scouts and their families The items collected will be shipped out in
enjoyed the event, planned by local volunteers early December by Photo Frost of Williston and
and headed by Sherry Gamble, a Girl Scout the Military Support Group for Alachua
leader from Williston. County.

LCCC Practical Nursing Class of 2006


The Lake City Community College practical nursing students for the 2006 class will have
completed their training on December 8, 2006. They will be eligible to take their state board of
examination to become a licensed practical nurse.

Front Row: Left to right: Donna Waddington (Columbia), Amanda Buchanan (Columbia), Laura
SMidyette (Baker), Amber Philmon (Dixie), Marilyn Filion (Suwannee), Erika Dupree (Columbia), Shawna
,Hostetler (Columbia), Debra Dighton (Dixie)
Middle Row: Left to right: Salina Gaylard (Columbia), Margarita Warner (Columbia), Jessica Vorhees
lColumbia), Tracy Dillon (Columbia), Beverly Anne Tucker (Columbia), Sandra Dye (Dixie), Tiffany
.'Burgess (Columbia), Katrina McFadden (Columbia), Jennifer Bryant (Columbia), Kimberley Jenkins
(Bradford), Lateri Taylor (Columbia), Tina Henriques (Columbia), Tylesha Rush (Alachua), Genetta Dallas
(Columbia)
Back Row: Left to Right: Jeffrey Streer (Columbia), Bernadette Parsons (Columbia), Lindsay Adams
(Columbia), Cassie Williams (Columbia), Sara Miller (Columbia), Fenecia Canty (Columbia), April
Shannon (Alachua), Ashley Stalvey (Columbia), Pam Jones (Columbia), Lisa Jensen (Columbia), Michelle
'Purdy (Nassau), Cenethia Jackson (Columbia)
Not pictured: Jacqueline Griffis (Alachua), Wendy Herndon (Union), and Lisa Reed (Dixie)


DEF Holds Annual Meeting


Dixie Education
Foundation, Inc. hosted its
'annual meeting at the library
on Monday, November 20th.
This event showcases the past
year of events and finances of
the Foundation. President
Arthur Bellot shared with the
group just how the Foundation
had grown since 1998 when
$9800 was awarded in
scholarship. The 2006 amount
was $63,650 and represented
103 scholarships to graduating
DCHS seniors. The mission
statement reflects a goal of
providing educational
assistance; the Foundation has
been able to also assist with
:teacher "mini-grants". Two
:such grants that were provided
'by CITIGROUP financial
group were awarded to two
teacher teams for classroom
projects. On hand to accept the
check for Dunnam/Baxter
team was Sue Dunnam. Sue
shared a bit about the centers
their team will establish for
Old Town kindergarten
students. The other team was
comprised of Whittington and
Byroade, each receiving
$534.43.
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Community Relations Office
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attendance and graciously
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employees for teacher
certifications and degrees.
Bobbie Joyce Lamar spoke for
the group, saying "this money
has made it possible for me to
become a teacher, and I thank
Progress Energy and the
Foundation for this
opportunity". She further
stated that now she has raised
her children, ,it is now "my
time" and I am truly grateful.
Kathryn Mclnnis reported
that there are currently 40
mentors and 28 mentees in the
Take Stock in Children
program in Dixie County, and
is excited to report that five
more students will be signed
shortly. Dixie has been a part
of the TSIC program since
1999 and is thankful to LCCC
and the LCCC Foundation for
making the dream of college a
reality for many students, who
are the first in their families to
attend college.
Carol West gave a brief
presentation regarding the
financial status of the
Foundation, and thanked the
many faithful donors and those
who support the organization
with their time and donations.
In fact the DEF has the lowest
operating budget of any
foundation in the state. The
Foundation members extend
their thanks to Mrs. Anne


Hodges, who reviews the
bookkeeping and prepares the
annual tax return. Also thanks
to the School Board for
providing funds for the annual
audit.
President Bellot shared the
many ways that individuals,
families or groups can support
educational opportunities for
Dixie County students. A
scholarship in honor or
memory can be created; a
bequest made through a will;
property or securities can be
donated. A new MEMBERHIP
opportunity was announced at
the event. For $20.00 per year
anyone can become a
member/supporter of the
Foundation, efforts. Just
contact a board member of
officer for information. Look
for more information to be
available soon about
Foundation Membership.
The final portion of the
program was the installation of
officers and directors for 2006-
2007, which was performed by
Judge Fred Koberlein. Many
thanks to Ted Boorum for his
technical assistance and to the
members who provided
refreshments.
The Foundation meets the
2nd Tuesday of each month, at
noon, in the office of the
County Coordinator, and is
open to the public.


Notice to Class of
2007 & Parents
The next meeting of the
Class of 2007 will be
December l th at 5:30 P.M.
until 7:00 P.M. at the Dixie
County Trail Riders Club. We
will be finalizing some of our
fundraisers such as Great
American Cards, Pecan Sales
and Doughnut sales. Please
bring the order forms with you
for the Pecans and the
Doughnut Sales. Please bring
the cards or the money for the
cards to the December 11th
meeting.
Please bring a copy of the
birth certificate for everyone
going on the senior trip. If you
have lost your birth certificate
and was born in the State of
Florida you may go to the
Dixie County Health
Department a purchase a copy.
We are not required to have a
passport the birth certificate
will suffice. The next
payment of $200.00 per person
must be paid no later than
January 5, 2007. If you have
any questions, please call me
at 542-7377.
Powder Puff football will
be December 8th. If your
daughter would like to play she
must have insurance and a
physical.
Thank you for your
cooperation.

Dixie Explorers

4-H News
Our 4-H club .is off to a
superb start. First, I would like
to congratulate our 2006-2007
officers and welcome all of our
old and new members. This
year's officers are: President -
Kendall Bush, Vice-President -
Rance Free, Secretary -
Shayna Chewning, Reporter -
Felicity Mejeris, Historian -
Taylor Prentice, Treasurer -
Chelsy Cannon, and Chaplain
- Katlyn Forehand.
We have already completed
one community project, which
consisted of delivering three
Thanksgiving baskets. We will
be participating in many more
community projects
throughout the year.


Spring

Registration

At LCCC
Lake City Community
College (LCCC) is having
registration for the spring 2007
semester from now through
December 14, Monday through
Thursday 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m., and
on Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30
p.m., December 15 from 8


FLORIDA PREPAID COLLEGE

BOARD ANNOUNCES START OF

2006-2007 PREPAID COLLEGE

PLAN ENROLLMENT PERIOD

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Currently Florida families can lock in
the cost of college tuition, local fees and dormitory housing by
enrolling their children in the Florida Prepaid College Plan. To
lock in this year's plan prices, families must enroll by January 31,
2007.
The Florida Prepaid College Plan is the largest program of its
kind in the country, with more than 1.1 million contracts sold and
close to 800,000' eligible children enrolled. For the 19th
consecutive year, Florida families have an opportunity to provide
their children with a college education through timely financial
planning to pay for future college expenses.
"Saving for college is one of the most important decisions
parents can make for their children's future, and starting a savings
plan early can make a huge difference in making college affordable
and attainable," states Ted Hoepner, Chairman of the Florida
Prepaid College Board. "By enrolling in the Florida Prepaid
College Plan now, families will not have to worry about tuition
increases that may occur by the time their children enter college."
"The State of Florida and the Florida Prepaid College Board
make saving for college a convenient and easy process," Hoepner
continues. Enrollment materials are available in both English and
Spanish. Families can request enrollment information by calling 1-
800-552-GRAD (4723) or they may enroll online at
www.florida529plans.com.
The need for a college degree has never been more important.
On average, a college graduate makes $1 million more over a
lifetime than a person with a high school diploma*. With the cost
of attendance at colleges and universities increasing every year, the
Florida Prepaid College Plan is a vital tool in putting college
within reach for every Florida child. The Prepaid College Plan
makes the dream of attending college a reality for many Florida
families.
"In December, I'll be the first person in my family to graduate
from college," says Liela Chambers, a Prepaid Plan contract holder
and University of Florida senior. "Because of my Prepaid College
Plan, higher education was a possibility and I'll graduate without
the burden of serious student loans; for that I'm sincerely grateful-
to my parents."
The Florida Prepaid College Plan is financially guaranteed by
the State of Florida, so it is a safe way to save. This year, tuition
plan prices start at less than $25 a month for the two-year
community college plan and less than $82 a month for the four-
year university plan. The first payment is not due until April
2007. Once enrolled, the plan payments are fixed and will never
increase.
When your child is ready for college, the Prepaid College Plan
will cover the actual cost of tuition, local fees and dormitory
housing at any Florida public university or community college.
And, if your child decides to attend a private college, an out-of-
state college or a vocational/technical school, the value of the plan
may be transferred to any eligible institution. To qualify, the child-
or the child's parent/guardian must be a Florida resident. Anyone,
including parents, grandparents, friends or even businesses, can
purchase a plan.
Enrollment for the Florida Prepaid College Plan started
October 16 and runs through January 31, 2007. For enrollment
information, visit www.florida529plans.com or call 1-800-552-
GRAD (4723).


a.m.-3 p.m. with all fees due
by 3 p.m., and January 2-5
from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. fees are due
each day by 3 p.m.
If you currently have a
four-year degree and are
interested in teaching
math/science education, check
into the $7,000 Noyce Grant
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registration call the Registrar's
Office at (386) 754-4205 or
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We miss you more and more each year. I know
we were together for forty-eight years, but when
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loved and missed so much.
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Bi-Monthly C.O.P. Meeting &
Community Activity Report
The bi-monthly C.O.P Meeting at the county jail will begin at
2:00 p.m. on December 9th. We welcome visitors and new
member applicants.
The following is a report of C.O.P. activity the past two
months:
Patrols 67
Vehicle Crashes 44 man hours
Special Detail 35 man hours
Highway Obstruction 9 man hours
Roadway Debris Removal 10 incidents
Assisted Citizen 8 incidents.
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Putting a smile on a child's
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Detachment #1018 are experts
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smiling Tri-County Marines
with Donovan Vegason.
Donovan is the ninth
handicapped child to receive a
hand-operated trike.
These hand-operated trikes
are built especially for children
who are unable to use their
legs. Once the special children
get on a trike they are off and
running and that certainly

Faith Baptist
Church News
What a mighty God we
serve. We had wonderful
services today. A soul was
saved in the morning service
and how the Heavens must
have rejoiced. Brother Jackie
did his usual good job in the
pulpit delivering God's
messages and in the morning
service Brother Jim Fisher
sang "Where the Timbers
Crossed". In the evening
service, Chris Lord played an
instrumental on the piano,
"Beautiful Star of Bethlehem".
Both of them did outstanding
jobs. God has blessed Faith
with unlimited talent and given
it to the people who are always
willing to use it for His
service.
The ladies of the church
will be meeting at the
Homestead Restaurant
-Tuesday night the 5th for our
Secret Pals end of the year
meeting where we will all find
-out who our secret pals have
been all year. If you're not in
the secret pals program
*already, bring a gift and come
join us. If you want to join the
secret pals next year, you will
be able to do so at the meeting,
but it's not required that you
join if you don't want to.
Our Christmas program
will be next Sunday night
(Dec. 10th) at 7:00 p.m. The
theme is a Western one, so
wear your jeans, a western (or
,sports) shirt, boots and just
whatever you have that's
Western. Come out and enjoy
the wonderful program and
,fellowship. The ladies are
.wearing "old fashioned
'bonnets" and the men are
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"just come join us. You will be
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e Remember this week to
pra. for the less fortunate, the
*bereaved, and the sick in our
community and around the
world. God hears and answers
our prayers. We'll be looking
for you in church. We love you
at Faith.


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In the photo above are aunt and Donovan on his very
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