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FEATURES
*Red Belly Day
Headliners.......................10A
*FWC Seeks You Views..2B
*Big Buck Contest
Winner...................1B
*Roll Call.....................6B
*Dixie Sighting.................. 10A
*Speaking Contest
Winners....................5B
*Sheets Retires...........4B
*Arbor Day.................4B
*Buddy Show..............2B
*Co. Comm. Agenda...4A


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


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Commissioners Name New Legislative Delegation


Director Of Emergency Services
By Terri Langford
At the January 25th meeting, the Dixie
County Board of County Commissioners named
the new Director of Emergency Services, Tim
Alexannder. Alexander was chosen to fill the
position vacated by Chad Reed, who is now
working for the Dixie County Sheriff's Office.
'.Alexander brings to the table experience in both
S'emergency medicine and management.
Alexander is a long-time resident of Dixie
County, living in Cross City with his wife,
Brenda, and daughter, Ashton.
Alexander stated he was excited to be
working back in Dixie County. Since 2002, lie
worked in Perry with AirMedic Flight Services;
however, he began his career in Dixie County. It
was in 1988 that Alexander completed the First
Responders course, aiding him in his volunteer
fire fighting duties. Also in 1988 he received his
SEmergency Medical Technician (EMT)
!Y!.certification. Working with the Dixie County
S r s h EMS, Alexander continued his education and in
1990 earned his paramedic license. From 2002
SH y to2003, Alexander worked for both Dixie
SCounty EMS and AirMedic.
While with AirMedic, Alexander rose
quickly up the ranks and within six months was
named Chief Flight Paramedic. Within the year
,:-Tim Alexander, Director of Emergency Services he would move up again, holding the Chief of
Flight Operations title. With the title came
greater responsibility. Under his command were three helicopters and 42 employees.
-,-To better serve his crew, Alexander added to his schedule additional training, taking the Certified
Medical Transport Executive program, a two-year extensive program which teaches managerial
skills. His years of hard work paid off and having passed the course, he was put in an elite group of
See "EMS DIRECTOR" page 5a


Hearing Draws "Standing


Room Only" Crowd


Left to right are Senator Nancy Argenziano, and Representatives Will Kendrick and Debbie Boyd.
By Terri Langford
State Representatives Will Kendrick and Debbie Boyd, along with Senator Nancy Argenziano,
held their annul Legislative Delegation Hearing in Dixie County this past Monday, January 29, 2007
in the County Commission Chambers. It was standing room only as citizens came to voice their-
concerns to their elected officials and to hear what will be the main focus in Tallahassee as they
See DELEGATIONN" page 5A


Dixie Sheriff's Office Arrests
Old Town Man Shot Remains Hospitalized


Left to right are Willie T. Fincher and Larry McCann.
On Jan. 25, officers arrested Willie T. Fincher, 43, Old Town,
on charges of Aggravated Battery With A Firearm.
According to the report, officers responded to a home on 709th
Avenue in Old Town around 8:30 p.m. in reference to a shooting.
Investigators secured the scene and began to conduct an
investigation. It appeared that Fincher had allegedly fired one shot
on John A. Anderson, 32, Old Town.
Anderson was treated by Dixie County Emergency Services
and then flown to 'Shands Hospital in Gainesville where he was
listed in critical condition as of Friday. On Monday, Anderson
remained in the hospital, however, no information was given
regarding his condition.
Fincher remains in the Dixie County Jail. His bond was set at
$100,000.
On Jan. 23, officers arrested Larry McCann, 55, Cross City, on
Felony Charges of Selling Cocaine.
According to the report, McCann sold cocaine to a confidential
informant in the parking lot of Evans Square, Cross City. McCann
was arrested and is currently being held in the Dixie County Jail
without bond, due to a probation violation.

Unknown Motorist Causes

Motorcycle Accident


Dixie EMS, FHP and local law enforcement responded to an accident
,where a motorcyclist was ejected when his bike overturned numerous
times.
: The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) responded to a motorcycle
*accident last Friday, January 26th on US 19, in the area of CR 317.
:The driver of the motorcycle received serious injuries and was
flown to Shands UF in Gainesville for treatment.
According to a FHP spokesman, Terrence M. McDonald, 43, of
Old Town, was traveling north on US 19 in the left lane when an
unknown vehicle cut him off, causing McDonald to turn into the
median in order to prevent a collision. When McDonald hit the
grass his bike began to overturn, ejecting him and continuing to
turn over three to four times before coming to a stop in the median.
It was noted that McDonald was not wearing a helmet.
The 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle received extensive
damage. No charges have been filed in this case.


SRWMD Meets With Officials &

Residents On Pending Projects
By Terri Langford
The Suwannee River Water
Management District
(SRWMD) and Suwannee
Chamber of Commerce held a
meeting at Salt Creek
Restaurant last Thursday,
January 25th for county
officials and residents, giving
them the opportunity to voice
their opinions and concerns
regarding several pending
projects.
Jerry Scarborough,
SRWMD Director, welcomed
everyone to the meeting that
Jerry Scarborough, included a delicious luncheon
SRWMD Director prepared by the restaurant.
Scarborough noted that it has been the SRWMD's goal to visit the
various Chambers throughout the district, giving residents the
opportunity to discuss matters that are important to them.
David Stills from the SRWMD gave an overview of the Shired
Island beach contamination situation. Stills noted that it was last
fall that the Gainesville Sun and CNN news network presented a
report on the nation's dirtiest beaches. In that report, Shired Island
was listed in the top ten percent as being the worst.I
The Dixie County Health Department, with the approval of the
Board of County Commissioners had, for some time, been issuing
weekly advisories at the popular park. While the testing performed
at by the Health Department gave results of the water quality, it did
not give the source of the contaminants.
Since the report, County Coordinator Arthur Bellot, Dixie Soil
and Water Conservation Services, and the SRWMD have worked
together to get the needed testing done in order to direct them in
the right direction in solving the problem.
See "SRWMD" page 2B


School Campus

Receives Search From

Local La Enforcement
MWh. -IL; .


Left to right: School Resource Deputy P.J. Hope, Captain Chad
Reed, K-9 Joe, K-9 Deputy Jamey King, K-9 Deputy John Simmons, K-9
Howdy, DCHS Principal Buddy Schofield, and Deputy Dean Watson.
This past Tuesday, January 30t, the Dixie County Sheriffs
Office (DCSO) utilized the K-9 deputies and school resource
officers to conduct an unannounced inspection at the Dixie County
High School.
Once the deputies made their presence known, DCHS Principal
and his staff assisted in the search.
During the inspection, student areas, lockers, staff and student
vehicles were searched using narcotics detection dogs.
There were no drugs found on school property. According to
Sheriff Dewey Hatcher, this will be one more step the Sheriffs
Office takes to assist the school system in providing a safe and
conducive learning environment.


Local Playwright To Debut At

On February 8th, the stage ixie CountyCultu
at the newly renovated Dixie
County Cultural Center will
come to life as a local
playwright, Sandra Rose
Zenner, will debut her musical
comedy, "Midnight at the
Starlight." This will be a night
of many firsts, as the stage will
be used for the first time in 40
years, and this will be the first
time the public will be able to
share the joy and excitement
put into Sandra's first musical.
While the musical is set in
the 1990s, it is about people
who grew up in the 50's during
the 'Rock'N'Roll' age. A die-
hard Elvis fan, Sandra wrote
all the music for the musical
but one song, which was
composed by Rick Randlett. It
was noted that Randlett also
directed the play and pre-
recorded the instrumental
music in his home studio.
The choreography by m. .
Marcia Treder is also original. B
Treder, a very accomplished The cast of "Midnight at the Starlight" have practiced for months an
See "MUSICAL" page 7B 8sh, brining to life an original musical comedy written by local playwr


ral Center


d are ready to hit the stage on February
right, Sandra Zenner.








DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2007


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A State of the Union omission
President Bush's State of the Union speech was about as good
as could be expected under the circumstances. I certainly can't go
along with the pundit who opined that the American public "fired"
Btsh, and that his next two years would merely be spent cleaning
o0t his desk. It is not at all uncommon for presidents to see their
parties lose congressional seats in the final off-year elections of
their terms. It happened to Eisenhower, Reagan and Clinton to
name but a few.
Anyway, Bush had to deal with several snubs from one side of
the aisle (go figure which), even after he put the finishing touches
on the coronation of Princess Pelosi in his opening remarks.
SOther than that, the President acquitted himself well enough for
the most part. He did not grovel, as his detractors evidently hoped
he would. He did not spend an inordinate amount of time on the
Iraq war, probably because he had recently addressed the nation on
that subject.
On that subject, whether or not his proposed troop "surge" will
have the desired effect remains to be seen; however I cannot help
but question the patriotism of those involved in the "counter-
surge" that has since developed. When the success of a military
initiative of this magnitude develops, organizing anti-war protests
does not serve our national interest, nor do veiled threats of
withdrawing support on the part of congressional leaders. As for
the media coverage that clearly panders to this mentality, I can
dnly wonder how comfortable these types would be living under
Sharia law. Yoru do not negotiate with Islamic radicals, you kill
them, or at least convince them than you can, and are willing to.
Otherwise, you wind up facing the east five times a day and
forgetting what a ham sandwich tastes like.
Unfortunately, while President Bush touched on the subject of
border control, he missed an opportunity to convince the American
public that he was serious about getting the job done.
: Shortly before the political climate of the US House of Repre-
sintatives shifted last November, the House authorized a stretch of
border fence that could have put a significant crimp in illegal
border crossings. Had this succeeded, additional security fencing
would likely have followed. Well, we can now forget that, and it
might not have been a bad idea for Bush to have brought that up.
Oh well, I'm not his speech writer, but I would like to mention
that there was one matter he might have brought up that would
have for sure convinced the American public that he really wasn't
comfortable with.out-of-control illegal border crossings.
SLast month, US Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose
Compean began serving 11 and 12 year sentences, respectively,
essentially for doing their jobs.
.- Their crime? Violating the civil rights of an illegal alien who
was smuggling drugs into this country from Mexico. They caught
the guy and when they tried to arrest him, he fled, so they fired a
few shots, one of which caught him in the lower gluteal extremity.
The poor .dear must have had to favor one cheek over the other
while reposingon his bar stool. How inhumane! Of course, there is
this matter of using "deadly force" against a fleeing felon....
; Now, get this: a prosecutor gave the smuggler immunity from
prosecution to come back and testify against the Border Patrol
agents, who apparently neglected to dot a few i's and cross a few
t's:in filing their report. And now it appears the forgiven felon is in
a position to sue. for a few million, based on the bruise on his
backside.
Last week's State of the Union address would have been the
ideal opportunity for George W. Bush to announce a presidential
pardon for Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. Too bad he passed it
up.

Snails travel on "roadways" that they make themselves.
A snail produces a sticky liquid on the underside of its flat
foot. The rim of its foot skids along on the liquid with a
rippling motion. Wave after wave of this motion pushes
the snail along.


Letter To The Editor
I would like to respond to Richard Dcmpsey's letter published
in the January 25, 2007 edition of the Advocate. I am also a
graduate of Dixie County High School (Class of 1952) and live in
Cross City where I have owned and operated my business for 32
years.
First of all, regarding the misspelled word, this has been
corrected. We are fortunate to have an artisan living here in Dixie
County who has the skills to do this.
However, the main point that 1 wish to make is that I believe
he has the wrong idea about the person who donated the
monument. I do not believe that he did this as a legacy or
monument to himself, but in a genuine desire to help others.
The reason I believe this is because he has done numerous
things to help the people of Dixie County and not asked for any
glory. He built and donated a beautiful new building in 1998 for
United Christian Services of Dixie County, Inc. to use for their
operations center in their mission to help the needy of the county.
He purchased and donated a nice mobile home to a widow
who had lost her home and most of her possessions to a fire.
He donated the land for the new Old Town Elementary School
and refused to allow it to be named after his family, as he did not
think that was appropriate.
He recently donated land and materials to the Habitat for
Humanity project to facilitate the building of the first home for a
citizen of this county.
These are just the things that I personally know about. I know
that he has done many other things to give back to his home
community, including supporting the Education Foundation.
1 am very proud to Dixie County and the many wonderful
people who live here. This is truly "God's country".
Sincerely,
Betty Nell (Langston) Mills

Letter To The Editor
This article is meant for Mr. Richard Dempsey. If you are
going to talk bad about Mr. Joe Anderson than I suggest that you
do a little research since you apparently know nothing about the
many things he does for the county. First and foremost I have to
say that Mr. Joe and the Anderson family has been one of the
biggest assets to our community for many years and most all of
the citizens of DIXIE COUNTY citizen would probably agree. To
correct you, Mr. Joe gives $1,000 dollar scholarships every year
to 12 to 14 graduating seniors, (included in the scholarship is a
new Holy Bible with a scripture in the front that gives words of
encouragement). He gives to our schools more than he has ever
been asked, including our beautiful football stadium and sound
system. Mr. Joe has also done many things that not even the
recipient knows. He never get our and pats himself on the back
and tells others I did this for so and so.
TO be honest it greatly offends me that you would talk so
badly about such a great man. I look up to him and think of the
Anderson family as part of my family. He is just one of those nice
Christian country men tries his best to do whatever he can for
anyone that needs him, no question asked.
He has been a blessing to our county and I think that you
should take the time to get to know him. He might be able to
teach you a few things about the word of God and some manners.
The Tom Chaires Family

Letter To The Editor
Dear Citizens of Dixie County,
Once again I am compelled to write a letter. Richard.
Dempsey's letter to the editor on January 25, 2007 has stirred up
some more thoughts concerning the Ten Commandments
monument on the Courthouse steps. If I understand the letter
correctly, Mr. Dempsey is not against the Ten Commandments,
but "more about how it came about, who paid for it and why." It
sounds like he has a dislike for Mr. Anderson and his wealth. He
criticizes him for wasting his money on six tons of misspelled
marble and thinks it would have been better to contribute the
money to the Dixie Education Foundation.
I agree that it was an awful amount of money to spend on a
piece of marble. My first thought was what I could have better
spent that money on myself. However, it wasn't my money and in
America people have the right to waste their private money any
way they want. Besides, after thinking about how I would have
spent the money, I decided that others would probably think I was
being wasteful, too.
Let us not forget the other financial contributions Mr.
Anderson has made to the county. I know he donated the land for
the new Old Town Elementary School, he donates several $1,000.
Scholarships to some Dixie County High School graduates each
year, and more recently he donated 1.6 acres and $15,000 for the
first Habitat for Humanity house in Dixie County. I'm sure there
are many more contributions of which I have no knowledge.
I do not know the motives behind Mr. Anderson's desire to
place the monument on the Courthouse steps. Mr. Dempsey
seems to think it may be a legacy thing. I'm not sure. I looked at
the monument on Saturday, January 27. I did not see the
Anderson name anywhere on the monument or a plaque, and
apparently the misspelled word has been corrected beca; e I
could not find it. There was a spot that looked like it had jeen
fixed.
For whatever reasons) Mr. Anderson had for placing the Ten
Commandments in a public place, 1 still believe God receives
glory from it. It's His words. This reminds me of something Paul
wrote in Philippians 1:13-18 (KJV).
13. So that may bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace,
and in all other places;
14. And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident
by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the world without
fear.
15. Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and
some also of good will:
16. The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely,
supposing to add affliction to my bonds:
17. But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defense
of the gospel.
18. What then? Notwithstanding, every way, whether in
pretense, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice,
yea, and will rejoice.
Verse 16 tells us that some people were preaching the gospel


only to add affliction to his bonds. They preached the gospel so
those who hated Paul would persecute him more. I am inspired by
his reaction in verse 18: "Whether in pretence or truth, Christ is
preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice."
In conclusion I want to add, God will not send me to hell for a
misspelled word, but he will send me to hell for not obeying and
keeping His commandments which includes loving my neighbors.
Remember:
1. God created you.
2. All men have sinned.
3. God sent his Son, Jesus, to die for our sins so
we could live with Him forever.
4. Jesus is coming soon.

Sincerely,
Donna Merring (Dixie County)


Letter To The

Editor
Respect For Dixie County
In response to the
December 19 letter titled
"Religious beliefs should be a
personal matter" by Diane
Wallin, I must take issue with
two points. First, in the 4th
paragraph she refers to the
separation of church and state.
I notice that she did not refer
to, or quote, the 1 s
Amendment; perhaps that's
because she actually read the
First Amendment and realized
it said nothing of a wall of
separation between church and
state! I quote, "Congress shall
make no law respecting an
establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise
thereof'. The first amendment
restricts congress, not the
people of Dixie County!
Second She repeats that
the word adultery was
misspelled on the Dixie
County monument! I think this
is the second time I have seen
this lie printed in the Sun this
week. It seems to me that some
of the Sun's reporters are a bit
hostile to Dixie County. I refer
to Jake Fuller's cartoon, awhile
back calling us hicks when
we refused to let Eglin Air
Base use Dixie County for a
bombing range!
Now, Dixie County has
done something good, bold and
even courageous. This time I
hope the county and its
residents receive the respect
from the media.
John Bowwell,
President of the P.P.P.
Dixie County Voter's


Jail Log
JANUARY 22
FLETCHER, ALFRED NEWTON,
40, Grand Theft, Dealing In Stolen
Property. Inv. Valentine.
SARVIS, JR., TOMMY RAY, 20,
Hold For Court. Sutton.
KARSMIZKI, DOROTHY KAY, 24;
VOP Forgery & Fraud, FTA
(2cts.), Possession Drug
Equipment, Resisting Without
Violence. Deputy Simmons.
CANNON, FLOYD, 43, VOP -
Manufacturing Methamphetamines..
JANUARY 23
MCCANN, LARRY LEWIS, 59,
Sale of Cocaine Within 1000'. Inv.
M. Brannin.
HASTON, GERALD EDWARD, 29;
VOP Escape. J. Hale.
JANUARY24
MCCANN, LARRY LEWIS, 59,'
VOP Sale of Cocaine. Crelin.
JANUARY 25
FINCHER, JR., WILLIE THOMAS,
42, Aggravated Battery. Captain
O'Neal.
PETERS, JR., JAMES ALLEN, 20,
DWLS/R Habitual. Deputy Sullivan.,
JANUARY 26
COTTRILL, ADRIAN P. 34, VOP -.
Possession of Meth. Deputy'.
Garcia.
MARTIN, DON REDBERRY, 60;
Forgery of Public Records. Inv.
Gentry.
JANUARY 27
MORGAN, CHRISTINE E. 42,
Disorderly Intoxication. Deputy
NesSmith.
PRIVETT, EDNA DIONE, 50,
DWLS/R. Deputy Hart.
JANUARY 28
CLARK, TAMMY DARLENE, 36,
DWLS/R. Deputy Simmons.

Letter To The

Editor
To whom it may concern in
Dixie County there have
been nails in my driveway for
about a month and also there is
possibly an animal killer on the:
loose off of Brenda Street and::-
Ocean Pond Road. My red-:
nose pit was poisoned.
Billy Shiver


Union

Boyd Staff Holds Office Hours In

Cross City February 8th
A member of Congressman Allen Boyd's (D-North Florida).-
staff will be visiting Cross City on the second Thursday of every
month so the people of Dixie County have the opportunity to6-
personally discuss issues concerning them. :
Congressman Boyd's staff is trained to assist constituents with7-
a variety of issues relating to various federal agencies. It is'-
important to the Congressman that his staff is available for those -
who are not able to travel to either his Panama City or Tallahassee :
offices.
Office Hours with Congressman Boyd's Staff
Thursday, February 8, 2007
10:00am -- 12:00pm
County Commission Board Room
in the Courthouse
Cross City





by Art & Karen Wyckoff

There is only one word to describe what kind of weather we
have been having this winter(?)....UNPREDICTABLE! When
was the last time you saw azaleas blooming in December and
early January ? Fruit trees in full bloom and Red Bud trees
budding their beautiful pink colors this time of year? No
matter what is to blame; el Ninho, el Ninha, air pollution,
global waning, or whatever, our weather is out of OUR.
control and UNPREDICTABLE! So how should we deal with:
it?
First of all, enjoy the blossoms, blooms and buds as they
are showing off their pretty colors for our eyes in your garden
and around town. If a heavy frost or freeze does come to greet
us later this month or even in March, so be it. We had the joy.
to see some of natures beauty sooner than usual; seize the
moment and take it all in.
On the practical side of life, still DO NOT fertilize heavily
until the later parts of February or first part of March to be on
the safe side.Trim your azaleas AFTER they bloom, trim back
your crepe myrtles before they start sprouting and admire the
beauty of your camellias as they show off their colors while
you can. Cleaning up those dead branches and limbs is a great
idea during these pleasant cooler mornings.
Go ahead and dream a little! Think positive and plan to
make your own garden that SPECIAL PLACE you've been
thinking about for years. Join a local garden club, trade seeds
with a friend, take a trip to a local nursery and learn about
some new plants to spice up that corner.
Before I bring our walk to an end for the month, I wanted
to share my vote for the PLANT OF THE YEAR with you: the
"KNOCK OUT" rose. This is a new variety of rose that will
bloom ALL YEAR AOUND! Also it requires much less
maintenance than most roses of the standard varieties and
hybrids. If you have seen roses blooming throughout northern
Florida and Georgia this winter and wondered what these
people were doing to have roses boom in the cold months;
now you know!They are special and really live up to their
name of "Knock-Out" pretty. Have a safe and enjoyable stroll
through your garden full of peace and tranquility. Give a plant
......sow a friendship!
God bless, Art and Karen Wyckoff A & K Nursery,
Highway 19, Cross City, FL 356-1189
Contributors:Art& Karen Wyckoff A & KNursery Hwy 19, Cross City FL.


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2007


Sgt. Wade Harrington
SSergeant Wade Harrington
continues to serve his country
proudly in the U.S. Army. He
has been continuing training in
E.O.D., has accomplished and
been promoted to sergeant in
April of 2006. He has been on
one deployment to Iraq and
was deployed to Afghanistan" ,
in September of 2006. ..
Wade was born in Fort
Hood, TX, March 6, 1985 to '
Wade Sr. and Stephanie
Ellison Harrington. Wade
Harrington Sr. served in
E.O.D. in the U.S. Army and
retired in 2006 after 21 years
of service.
SWade is the grandson of
the late Carl Ellison. His
grandmother is Linda. His
step-grandmother is Joyce
Webb. His great-grandfather is
thelate Oliver Ellison well
known in Jena who owner
Ellison's Fishery and operated
it well over 40 years. His
great-grandmother Bertha
resides in Jena and is well
loved by all.
Wade has a background of
family service connections.
His father and grandfather Sgt. Wade Harrington
retired from the Army and his
grandfather Carl served in the Navy. Wade plans to continue in the
Service also.
Wade graduated from Perry High School in 2003. He had
already enlisted for the Army. He married his high school
girlfriend Laura Tumlin within a month of graduation then
reported to the Army June 27, 2003.


5th Annual

Chili Cook Off
To Benefit

RSVP, Foster
Grandparents
(Gainesville, FL)-Taste
the aroma of the 5th Annual
Chili Cook Off hosted by
Haven Hospice and Special
Projects: Interagency Council
for the Elderly (SPICE).
Approximately 20 chefs will
vie for 2007 Chili Cook Off
champion and People's
Choice winner from 11:30
a.m. to 1 p.m., Tues., Feb. 13,
at Haven Hospice's E.T. York
Building, 4200 NW 90th


Blvd. in Gainesvillc. The cost
of $5 per person includes all
, the chili you can taste, from
traditional to vegetarian to
exotic, as well as a drink and
dessert.
Keeping in mind that
spicy food is good for you
(hot peppers, for example, are
said to reduce high blood
pressure, protect against some
types of cancer, and relieve
nasal congestion), many will
be hot enough to require the
.services of Gainesville Fire
Rescue Chief William
Northcutt, who joins
Gainesville Police
Department Chief Norman
Botsford, GPD Sgt. Keith
Kameg, GPD Capt. Ray
Weaver, and WCJB-TV 20


HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION $25,000
FLORIDA LAW requires that applications be made by MARCH
1, 2007 to be eligible for this $25,000 exemption. In order to
qualify for this exemption you must:
1. Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2007.
2. Reside on the property as of January 1, 2007.
3. Be a LEGAL resident of the State of Florida as of January 1,
2007. You must then appear personally at the County Property
Appraiser s Office.

PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING WITH YOU. Deed or Tax
Bill or something showing the legal description of the property
on which you are claiming homestead exemption: Florida
Drivers License, Florida Car Registration, Florida Voters
Registration or Declaration of Domicile. If not a U.S. Citizen,
bring Residency (Green) card for both husband and wife. If
filing on a mobile home you need to bring titles) or
registrations) to mobile home.


Co-Anchor Paige Beck as the
day's judges. Mildly spicy
choices will be available for
the faint of stomach. All
proceeds from the event
benefit the Retired Senior
Volunteer Program (RSVP)
and Foster Grandparents.
For more information,
contact Sally Dahlem at (352)
378-3838.

Haven Hospice is North
Central Florida's expert in
end-of-life and palliative care.
Licensed in Florida since
1980 as a not-for-profit
hospice, Haven Hospice has
served more than 30,000
patients and families. Haven
pioneered the development of
stand-alone care centers --


working to provide a home-
like environment for patients
whose situation makes it
impossible for them to stay at
home. The Haven mission is
to serve people and their
communities affected by life-
limiting illness and loss by
providing comprehensive,
compassionate care, while
respecting each person's
needs, beliefs, and wishes.
For more information visit
www.havenhospice.org or
call-800-727-1889.

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Homestead Exemption Granted
For 2005 Will Automatically Be
Renewed for 2007.

It is no longer necessary to sign
and return a renewal card.

If filing for the first time, you must
come to the
Property Appraiser s Office.

AGRICULTURAL
(GREENBELT) FILINGS

All owners or lessees of agricultural lands who desire
agricultural classifications for tax purposes on their.property
must file an agricultural application with the Appraiser
between January 1st and March 1st.


Last week Springhouse quilters were busy with several
different activities. On Tuesday, the day group, with 20 ladies
present were eager to get started on the Nickel Quilt project
which was being taught by Barbara Parks, and the night group of
beginners started their classes with Diane Schweder. Then on
Thursday, Diane was again busy with the day group of beginners
with their first beginning class. The first class for both groups was
an-overview and history of Springhouse Quilters and the sampler
patterns they will be making during the beginner classes. The
classes will last for approximately 8 weeks. At the end of this
time., the sampler quilts will be ready to be assembled and quilted.
A total of 10 ladies will be involved in the beginner classes.
Instructors will be experienced Springhouse quilters. One of the
first blocks will be the Rail Fence block with beginning quilters
learning how to make the required perfect, quarter-inch quilt seam
during this session of the classes. Included in the classes will be a
session on hand quilting the finished quilt. The classes will last
for approximately 8-10 weeks. Each member will make enough
blocks for at least a large wall hanging.
Show and Tell will. soon be full of beautifully quilted sampler
quilts and Nickel Quilts along with other beautiful quilts that
members of Springhouse are always dreaming up.
For information on Springhouse Quilters, please contact Jan
Litzinger 463-3971, or Lois Scott, o .


Mapping The
Civil War
LAKE CITY, Fla.- On
Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007, at
11: 30 a.m., Professor Aaron
Sheehan-Dean will present a
lecture in the Lake City
Medical Center Auditorium in
the Barney E. McRae Jr M.D.
Medical Technology Building
103 at Lake City Community
College. The title of his talk
will be "Mapping the Civil
War." Sheehan-Dean is an
Assistant Professor of History
at the University of West
Florida. The lecture is free
and open to the public.
His talk will focus on the
use of computer imagery on
Civil War maps nd
geography. It will draw onhis
current project, which i a
Concise Atlas of the UI.S.
Civil War Era for Oxford
University Press.
Sheehan-Dean is the
editor of Struggle for a Vast
Future: The American Civil
War and The View From the
Ground: Experiences of Civil
War Soldiers. His own
single-authored book will be
coming out next year from
University of North Carolina
Press. It's titled Creating
Confederates: Family and
Nation in Civil War Virginia.
For more information
please contact Sean
McMahon, LCCC professor
of history, at (386) 754-4293


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$500 WIDOWS/WIDOWERS
EXEMPTION
Any widow/widower who is a permanent
Florida resident may claim this exemption.
If the widow/widower remarries, she/he is
no longer eligible and if the husband and
wife were divorced before his/her death,
the woman is not considered a widow, nor
the man a widower. If filing for the first
time, please present a Death Certificate or
other proof of your widow/widower status.


NON-VETERAN DISABILITY EXEMPTION ($500.00)
Every Florida resident who is totally and permanently disabled
qualifies for the $500 exemption. If filing for the first time, present
proof of the total and permanent disability by obtaining certificates
from two licensed physicians of the state who are professionally
unrelated. Residency must be as of January 1, 2007. Quadriplegics
should contact the Appraisers Office for special benefit information. If
blind or confined to a wheelchair, there is an income limitation per
year, including Social Security, contact the Appraisers Office for
determination of other special benefits. Disability forms are available
at the Appraiser s Office.


DISABLED VETERAN S EXEMPTION
A disabled veteran who has 10% or more war time disability is entitled to an additional $5000.00 beyond Homestead Exemption. A
"V.A." letter must accompany application, or other acceptable record of disability. Veterans who are totally and permanently disabled
as a result of certain service connected disabilities should contact the Appraiser's Office for determination of other special benefits.
DISABLED VETERAN'S ADDITIONAL EXEMPTION:
You must meet the following Criteria with documented proof:
1. Have an honorable discharge from military service.
2. Are at least 65 years old.
3. Are partially disabled with a permanent service-connected disability. All or a portion of such disability must be combat related.
4. Were a resident of Florida at the time they entered the military.
ALSO: You must provide the following documentation:
1. Proof of age as of January 1 of the year to which you are applying.
2. Evidence that you were a Florida resident at the time of entenng the military service.
3.AnomIlialletlerhmmtheUniLedStalesDepartmentofVeteransAffaisstatingthepecentageofItheseeran'sseemr dd sably.
4. Evidence identifying all or a portion of the disability as combat related. 5.Proof of the veteran's honorable discharge.


TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY


TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY
Tangible Personal Property returns must be filed no later than April 1st
. Failure to file a return will result in a penalty and an assessment will
be made as provided by Florida Law. Tangible Personal Property
includes property such as business furniture and fixtures, machinery
and equipment, household goods, and personal effects. (Florida
residents are exempt from the tax on household goods and personal
effects in their homestead.) The deadline for charitable and qualified
non-profit organizations eligible as such exemption is March 1st. All
others must file by April 1st.


HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IS NOT TRANSFERABLE
A NEW APPLICATION MUST BE FILED FOR ANY CHANGES
Information will be required from all persons applying for exemptions to determine their residency status.
If Husband or Wife is filing for one or both, residence documentation will be required for both.

We are at your service and will be most happy to assist you in any way. The office is located in the
Dixie County Courthouse.
J. Hal Chewning, Jr. Dixie County Property Appraiser


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2007


Monthly Meetings,
Events and Helpful
Information

Medical, Donations & Volunteer
55 Alive Volunteer
Instructors Needed Previous
experience is of no consequence,
training sessions provided. Call:
352-726-0753.
'* 2001 Rx Program free
breathing medications and
Nebulizers asthma, emphysema
or COPD for qualified patients.
Call: 800-344-5764.
Florida Department of Elder
Affairs Volunteers needed for
the SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders)
Program. Comprehensive
training provided with flexible
hours. Call: 1-800-262-2243.
S Hospice of North Central
Florida Haven Hospice needs
volunteers to serve our patients
in Dixie County area. Please
Call: Dana Weinfurter 352-493-
2333
* Poison Hotline a life-saving
national hotline for poison
emergency treatment and advice.
Call: 800-222-1222.
Clubs & Organizations
SRSC
mile North of Fanning on the
right. Pancake Breakfast! Is' Sat. of
every month 8:00am-noon $4.00
Donations
* American Legion Post 383
Meetings are on 1st Wed. and 3rd
Tues. each month @ 6:30pm. Call
542-2169 Attention Air boaters
North Florida Conservation and
Airboat Alliance, a newly formed
Club is looking for new members,
Swho are interested in fellowship
with other air boaters and
Sportsmen, and working to keep
our public lands and waterways
ppen 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
Another Way. INC, Domestic
Violence and Rape crisis center
WE offer a 24hr. hotline,
emergency shelter, legal advocacy,
outreach services and children
services to victims of sexual assault
and rape. All of our services are
Free and confidential. Remember
RAPE IS A CRIME.ALWAYS.
RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE 1-866-
875-7983

Car Show! Last Thursday
of every month in the parking lot
of Farmers Furniture & Bell's
Restaurant in Chiefland.
S Dixie County Historical
Society Sale of Dixie County
Historical Material weekly each
Friday at the old-Old Town
School, comer of SR 55A and
CR 349.
SFree Business Assistance -
UNF Small Business
Development Center at the
Chamber of Commerce office in
Cross City. Call M-W-F from 9-
12 at 498-5454 to set up an
appointment. Appointments are
every Thursday between 1-4
p.m.
Florida Department Of
Elder Affairs Shine Program
meets every second Thursday
from 10:00am- 12:00noon.
SToll Free Rape & Sexual
Assault Hotline 1-866-875-
7983. A trained staff member
will answer the hotline number
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Meetings & Events

Juvenile Justice Council
Members
The next regularly scheduled
meeting of the Dixie County
Juvenile Justice Council will be
held on Thursday, January 25,th
2007, at 11:00 a.m. at the Dixie
County High School.

Alzheimer's Support Group
3rd Tuesday of each month at
the Cross City Rehab. Contact
498-2005.
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 1s Thursday
at 10 a.m. and the 3rd Thursday
at 6 p.m. at the County
Courthouse Commission
meeting room.
* Cross-City Town Council -
2nd and 4th Monday of each
month at 7 p.m. at the City Hall.
* DAV Auxiliary bingo every
Wednesday, 11 a.m. and
Saturday, 6 p.m. at Veterans Rd.
DAV Bldg. In Cross City.
* Dixie Amateur Radio Klub -
3rd Monday of each month at 7
p.m. Call: 498-3306.
* Dixie Cattleman's
Association 4'' Thursday at 7
p.m. at the Trail riders Club.
* Dixie County Chamber of
Commerce 2nd Thursday' of
each month at 12 noon at the
Dixie County Library.
* Dixie County Education
Foundation 3rd Tuesday of
each month at 12 noon. Call:
498-1426.
* Dixie County Fire Council -
2nd Thursday of each month at 7
p.m. at the EOC building.
* Dixie County Historical
Society 3r Monday of each
month at 6:30 p.m. Call: 498-
3128.
* Dixie County Woman's
Club 2nd Thursday at 7 p.m.
" Dixie District School Board
2nd Tuesday of each month at 6
p.m. at the School Board facility
in Old Town.
* Dixie Horseman's
Association every 3"r Tuesday
at 7 p.m. at the Cypress Inn.
" Dixie Shrine Club 1st
Thursday of each month. Call:
352-542-7816.Hwy 3511 2 miles
North of Cross City. Shrines and
Guest Welcome.
SFamily Caregivers 2nd
Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m.
Call: 1-800-717-3277.
* Lafayette Baptist
Association
" A fast-track workshop for
couples of all ages living in
today's culture. Join us. Mar.
2nd, April 13t.h and May 4th @
7:00PM. Refresh Your
Perspective! Sponsored by
Family Life Ministries Call
(386) 935-2629 for more info.
Holy Cross Catholic Church
Bingo every Tuesday evening
U.S. 19. Doors open at 6 p.m. -
snacks available. Free coffee.
Horseshoe Beach Town
Council 1s Thursday of each
month at the City Hall beginning
at 6 p.m.
Levy County Horse Club -
2nd Thursday of each month at 7
p.m. at the Bell's Restaurant in
Chiefland. Man-To-Man -
Prostate Cancer Group -
meeting 3rd Wednesday of each
month from 7 8 p.m. Call: 1-
888-295-6787 (Press 2) Ext.
114.
MT. Olive Cemetery Inc.
Monthly meeting Held every last
Tuesday @Jena Community
Club House at 7pm. everyone is
Welcome. All Ideas and
Suggestions are welcome also.
* NA Meetings Each 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.
Shamrock Masonic Lodge -
2nd & 4th Thursday nights at 8
p.m.
Forest Park Hill Community
Center
Has Bingo every Monday
evenings. Doors open at 4:30pm
Games start at 6:30. Funds are to
support the center and charities.
Tri-County Breast Cancer
Support Group meets the 2"d
Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
Call: 352-490-4545.
Tri-County Marine Corps
League Auxiliary Meets 3rd
Tuesday of each month at the
DAV Hall in Cross City
beginning at 7:30 p.m. Call:
352-493-2919.
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 emnail.


Dixie County

Rotary Takes

Time To Save

Lives
Dixie County Rotary urges
you to contribute to the health
of your community when they
host a blood drive on
Wednesday, February 7. Look
for the bloodmobile in the
parking lot of Foodland in
Evan's Square, Cross City,
between the hours of 9 a.m.
and 6:30 p.m.
All who donate will receive
a recognition item and a
complimentary cholesterol
screening. A hotdog cart will
be on site. Donors must be at
least 17 years old, weigh 110
pounds or more, and have
photo I.D. All donors will
receive a recognition item and
a free cholesterol screening.
For more information about
becoming a donor or about
blood drives in your area, call
LifeSouth at (888) 795-2707 or
visit www.lifesouth.org.
"One out of every 20
Americans will need donated
blood in their lifetime," said
Jennifer Kennedy, donor
recruiter for LifeSouth. "and
the only source of human
blood is from volunteer blood
donors in the community.
Please donate blood."
LifeSouth is the sole blood
supplier for 39 medical
facilities in 17 counties in
North Central Florida
including Shands at UF, the
VA Medical Center, and North
Florida Regional Medical
Center. LifeSouth is a
nonprofit, volunteer blood
center supplying more than
110 medical centers in Florida,
Alabama and Georgia.


World War II

Veterans And

Proud of It
The WWII Veterans Club
will meet Thursday, February
8, 2007 at 11:30 a.m. at the
Lighthouse in Fanning
Springs. Fifty two members
and friends were present when
we met at Akin's Bar-B-Q in
Bell in January. It was a joyous
occasion. In congratulating one
couple, Richard and Florence
Egles on their 601h wedding
anniversary we found that five
couples had done the same.
Then those married 50 years
and more were counted, at
which point we decided we
could enter the Guinness Book
of World Records. War stories
were exchanged and a good
time was had by all.
Today Thursday, February
1, 2007 at 1:00 p.m., Mike
Bogosta will be laid to rest at
the Military Cemetery in
Bushnell. Mike was a faithful
member of our organization.
He will be missed.
All WWII veterans are
welcome to join in the
camaraderie. If you have any
questions, please call Dick
Halvorsen at (352) 542-7697.


Free Civil

Legal Service
Three Rivers Legal
Services will offer free civil
legal services to low-income
and other eligible citizens at
the Dixie County Library on
Thursday, February 6, 2007
from 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Please call 1-800-495-0039 to
schedule an appointment.
Areas of practice include:
Landlord/Tenant, Foreclosure,
Social Security, Living and
legal wills, Unfair sales
practices, Contracts,
Medicaid/Medicare, & Family
law (limited).

LCCC Board

Meets
Lake City, Fla. The Lake
City Community College
District Board of Trustees will
meet at 4 p.m., Tuesday,
February 13 at the Emergency
Operations Center Conference
Room, 1190 West Macclenny
Avenue, Macclenny, Florida
32063
The District Board of
Trustees is appointed by the
governor and the trustees' term
is for a four-year period.
Anyone in the college's district
may send a nomination to the
governor for trustee
appointments.
LCCC is a two-year
community college locally
governed and publicly
supported. The college serves a
five-county district that
includes Baker, Columbia,
Dixie, Gilchrist, and Union
counties. LCCC is accredited
by the Commission on
Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and
Schools to award the associate
degree.
A complete agenda will be
available prior to the meeting.
For more information contact
the public information office at
(386) 754-4248. This meeting
is open to the public.

Country

Breakfast
The Suwannee" River
Shrine Club will be holding a
Country Breakfast on January
20, 2007 from 7:00 a.m. -
11:00 a.m. The breakfast is
$4.00 a plate and is all you can
eat. There will be eggs,
sausage, milk, orange juice &
coffee.

Haven Hospice

Meeting Notice
Finding Your Way After
the Loss of a Mate
Members meet to express
feelings and thoughts and to
gain an understanding of grief
and its impact on their lives. A
six-week group,
Where:
311 NE 9th St., Chiefland
SWhen:
Tuesday
March 7 April 11
10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Contact:
(352) 493-2333.


Lunch Specials!!
1/2 Hoagie, Wedge Fries, &
a 20 oz. Drink $4.99

6 Wings, Wedge Fries, &
a 20 oz. Drink $5.49

Chef Salad &
a 20 oz. Drink $4.69

Small I topping Pizza &
a 20 oz. Drink $5,99


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DCHS Bear

Blankets On Sale
The Dixie County High School
Cheerleaders announced this week that they
have 3 DCHS Bear Blankets left to sell. The
cost is $55.00 for the warm throw, picturing the DCHS mascot.
If interested, call Lolena Feltner at 498-3376. Your support is
greatly appreciated... and GO BEARS!

"Midnight at the Starlight"

To Be Performed At

Dixie County Cultural Center
Midnight at the Starlight" will be performed February 8, 9, and
10 at 7:30 PM, at the Dixie County Cultural Center (the original
Old Town Elementary School auditorium).
"Midnight at the Starlight" is an original musical comedy by
Sandra Rose Zenner, and stars Rick Gordon, Dotti Leichner and
Claudette Nelson.
Advanced tickets may be purchased from any Dixie County
Historical Society member or at Dixie Music Center. They will
also be available at the door.
Proceeds will benefit the Dixie County Historical Society.

AGENDA
Dixie County Courthouse
Commission Meeting Room
Cross City, Florida
Regular Meeting
10:00 AM
February 1, 2007
The Dixie County Board of County Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida, will
meet on Thursday, February 1, 2007, 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. Frank Darabi, Darabi & Associates
5. Bill Palmer, Cross City Airport
6. Bettie Gail Osteen, Indigent Healthcare Agent
7. Joe Ruth, Solid Waste Coordinator
8. Jerry Prater, Veterans Service Officer
9. Dick Edwards, Community Programs Consultant
10. Rex Dunn, Steinhatchee Water
11. Jack Spivey, Building and Zoning
12. John Jenkins, Zoning Official
13. Howard Reed, County Road Superintendent
14. Tim Alexander, Director/Chief Emergency Services
15. Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
16. Leenette McMillan, County Attorney
17. Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of Court
18. County Commission Items
19. Vouchers Approved
20. 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.

FCAT 2007 Test Schedule
The 2007 FCAT Writing+ for Grades 4, 8 and 10 will begin
Tuesday, February 6. 2007. On Tuesday, February 6, Grades 4, 8
and 10 will take the FCAT Writing+ Prompt Session 1 and
Grades 8 and 10 will also take Writing+ Multiple Choice -
Sessions 2 and 3. Grade 4 will take the FCAT Writing+ Multiple
Choice Session 2 and 3 on Wednesday, February 7, 2007.
Make-Up Testing will be provided for grades 4, 8 and 10 on
Wednesday, February 7, through Friday, February 9, 2007.

Dixie District Schools

Breakfast & Lunch Menu
MONDAY- FEBRUARY 5
Breakfast Choice of Cereal, Toast or Warm Honey Bun, Fruit &
Milk.
Lunch Beef Nuggets or Baked Ham, Mac & Cheese, Steamed
Cabbage, Cornbread, Fruit Juice, & Milk.
TUESDAY- FEBRUARY 6
Breakfast Choice of Cereal, Toast or Cheese Toast, Fruit &
Milk.
Lunch Lasagna w/Bread Stix or Corn Dog, Steamed Broccoli,
Chilled Fruit, & Milk.
WEDNESDAY- FEBRUARY 7
Breakfast Choice of Cereal, Toast or Grits W/Ham, Fruit &
Milk.
Lunch Chicken Filet or Cheeseburger on Bun, w/Trimmings,
Oven Fries, Fruit Juice, Congo Bar & Milk.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 8
Breakfast Choice of Cereal, Toast or Pancakes w/Syrup, Fruit &
Milk.
Lunch Shepherd's Pie w/Hot Roll or Burrito w/Salsa, Mixed
Veggies, Chilled Fruit & Milk.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9
Breakfast Choice of Cereal, Toast or Sausage Biscuit, Fruit &
Milk.
Lunch -Pizza or Manager's Choice, Fresh Garden Salad w/Ranch
Dressing or Hot Veggie or Fruit Juice, & Milk.


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY. FEBRIIARY 1. 2007


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(officials) prepare for the Legislative Hearings that will begin March 6"', 2007.
Kendrick, Delegation Chair, welcomed citizens as well as county and city officials in attendance. He
always recognized Debbie Boyd as the newly elected Representative to the panel. On a personal note, Kendrick
mentioned the late George Anderson, who passed away last year. He stated that he (Anderson) will be missed
by many who worked with him on environmental issues.
With a full agenda and a number of requests ea to speak to the Delegation, Kendrick brought the meeting to
order. It was the citizens ip first. A number of issues were discussed, but it was the insurance and tax crisis that
was at the forefront of many there.
It was noted in the last election that Florida residents voted to double the homestead exception to $50,000.
While this increase seems to some, to be a break for some, local officials are worried as to what it will do to
their budgets, which as of now, depends on the collection of property taxes. The point was made that in order to
provide services to residents, the money will have to come from somewhere, and just where, is the question.
The Delegation encouraged all citizens and elected officials to make plans to attend a public meeting of the
Senate & House Joint Committees on February 21st at the Chiefland High School Auditorium. The meeting is
set to get public input into this issue as well as on the property insurance crises our state is facing. More on
times will be posted in the Advocate as the information is provided.
The Delegation noted that while the House and Senate held an emergency session on the crises, they all
agreedthat it was just a "band-aid" and not a anai a long term solution. It is their hopes that with new leadership in
the Governor's Office, that property insurance premiums and availability will be brought under control.
A representative from the Suwannee Valley Chapter of the American Cancer Society spoke about
Amendment four that was passed by the public last November. The amendment states that tobacco companies
must provide funding for education on tobacco and the health hazards associated with its use. It was asked of
the Delegation to make sure that the amendment not be lost in the red tape shuffle, and make sure the funding is
used wisely and for the purpose it was intended.
Evonne Cline spoke on behalf of the Dixie County Historical Society, thanking the Delegation for their
assistance and support of the renovations of the old Old Town Elementary School. The five year project was
completed last fall and Cline invited each of the Delegation members to visit the finished product.
Argenziano thanked Cline and all those who helped with the renovations. She added that it is important that
we have stewards, such as the Historical Society, to help protect Florida's rich history.
Frank Schupp of Ameris Health System briefly spoke to the crowd, expressing his thanks to the citizens of
Dixie County, their elected officials and to the legislators for their pass and continued support of the Tri County
Hospital project. From all reports, it looks as though the appeal has a good chance of passing through and the
Certificate of Need granted.
David Capo spoke on behalf of the Blue Crab Advisory Board. He noted the Board was formed in order for
crabbers to have a voice in Tallahassee and to provide advice in how to best manage the fishery without
destroying the environment. Capo also noted that currently there is a bill that addresses that issue and he asked
for their support in helping it pass. While the Blue Crab Advisory Board has been working with the Florida
Wildlife Commission, they (the Commission) were no involved in the content of the bill, but are in support of it.
A representative from Meridian Healthcare asked for the support of the legislators for funding. Statistics
show that Florida is ranked 48 in carin ng for the mentally ill and 35th in helping those with substance abuse.
Last year, Meridian served 16,000 clients in the 11 county area they provide for.
Kendrick added that it is also a fact that every $400. spent on intervention, only $1. is spent on prevention.
He also noted that it is the rural counties that are really hurt when funding is cut.
Later in the meeting a representative from Well Florida Health Council, spoke along the same lines; asking
for support in the state providing funds to help with the programs they provide, such ac Healthy Start and HIV
services.
Argenziano and Boyd agreed that it was an important issue and one that should be addressed.
An update was given to the Delegation on the water plant which was really bided out for the community of
Suwannee. While the citizens are excited about the new plant, there are still concerns over the outdated
distribution system, which was not funded in the project. Without a good clean way to transport the water, the
issue of water quality will remain, even when the new plant goes into operation. The Delegation will be
checking of possible venues of funding.
Continuing with water issues in Dixie, Rex Dunn of the Steinhatchee Water Association (SWA) reported on
its projects for the Jena and Rocky Creek communities in Dixie County. During his overview he pointed out
that it was SWA and the Dixie Commission's main goal to be able to provide clean drinking water and waste
water alternatives to the coastal area; working to preserve the environment. He also noted that costs will be
kept to a minimum for residents who choose to hook to their system. Currently the SWA are working on getting
the infrastructure in, with help from the developers.
Argenziano stated, "We must be careful not to put the burden on the residents."
Dunn responded by stating at this time they are only targeting systems which have issue.
Commissioner Lamb later ensured Argenziano that protecting the residents' best interest was the Board's
main objective.
Billy Miller of Suwannee voiced his feelings on a number of issues. The McGriff Channel dredging project.
purchase of the Angler's Resort by the State Park Services, and Worker's Compensation.
Miller asked for help in securing funding for the dredging project which has been delayed for six years. He
added that he felt the additional funding of an estimated $4 million dollars, which is earmarked for future
improvements on the Angler's property, would be better served in pushing the dredging project through. Miller
noted that delay in the project has cost the loss of the original funding of $2 million and has put a new price tag
of $8 million on the project.
On the Worker's Comp issue, Miller noted that he can provide private health insurance for his employees,
cheaper than his Worker's Comp premiums.
Argenziano noted that Worker's Compensation is a very complicated issue. "Healthcare in itself is sick and
dysfunctional," Argenziano added.
The Delegation stated that it was an issue they hoped will be addressed in this year's session. It is not only
a state, but national crisis that must be addressed.
With the general public session closed, the Constitutional Officers, Commission, School Board Officials
and City of Cross City and Town of Horseshoe Beach were invited to address the Delegation.
County Coordinator Arthur Bellot presented a copy of the CBIRS request. Dixie is asking for funding for a
Dixie County Agricultural Pavilion Grant. This has been an ongoing request and one that Dixie will continue to
fight for. The Shired Island Road pavement project was also on the list and funding for a District 3 Community
Center. The Center would also be used as a flow-over shelter during times of evacuation. The list also includes
a request from Dixie's Judicial System for funding for a courthouse security system.
Dennis Bennett, Superintendent of Schools, gave a report on the successes that Dixie has enjoyed last year.
The District was named a "B" District, and it is one of the first Districts to sign on with the STAR Program.
Bennett reported that Dixie continues to work with students in providing them with the tools they need to pass
the FCAT.
Mike Cassidy, Cross City's Manager, also reported on the city council's current projects, such as their water
treatment plant. He also asked them to keep in mind local municipalities' dependence on Ad valorem taxes.
Cassidy ended by extending, on behalf of the City Council, its support of the pending Tri County Hospital by
the citizens and Delegation.
Once again the request for a red light to be placed at the intersection of US 19 and 351A was expressed.
Commissioner Lamb and Cassidy expressed the light was needed more now, due to the fact that a new truck
route now directs semi-traffic down 351A and over US 19.
The Delegation thanked the audience for their presence and participation. What normally is an hour
meeting, ended up taking over two hours. The three legislators commended Dixie for its pro-active approach to
the issues that affect their community.

"EMS DIRECTOR"
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300 in the nation to have passed the course. Alexander holds numerous other certifications in his
field as well.
In 2000, Alexander, having kept his home in Dixie County, ran for the position of School Board
Member. Today he continues to be a voice for our educational system, serving his second term on
the Board.
As a School Board Member, Alexander has first hand knowledge of how the state and federal
governments work. This experience will be of great benefit to the Emergency Management
directorship he has taken on. It is always a challenge when new standards and mandates that are
required by the government, and rural communities face the additional challenge of funding those
mandates.
When asked if he had any plans for change, Alexander stated that his main goal is to continue to
provide the best care that is available to residents and to carry on the quality of management and
growth that our county has experienced under former Directors, Arthur Bellot and Reed.
"Arthur laid the foundation for Dixie EMS and Chad carried on that tradition of excellence,"
stated Alexander. "It has been through their direction that Dixie County has earned the reputation as


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"I will strive to continue in their path and take the Dixie EMS to the next level, through new
training for the staff," he noted. "The bottom line, I want the very best for Dixie County residents."
In keeping with his goal, Alexander himself has enrolled in fire and hazmat training. He already
has' become certified through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's new manager
orientation.
Alexander knows as a county, in which a portion is coastal property, it is important that we
continue to be prepared at all times, not only for hurricane season, but for all and any emergencies
that may occur. He recognizes the tremendous growth in the county as well, which brings new
challenges for our fire services and emergency medical staff.
Alexander continues his "honeymoon" time as the head of Dixie's Emergency Services, but has
already begun to take the wheel, steering the EMS on a course that will both benefit and make
Dixie's resident's proud.


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Open House
Kacie & Anne Crenshaw of Old Town request the honor of
your presence at an open house at their new home from 2:00 to
5:00 PM on Saturday, February 10, 2007. NO GIFTS!!! Just
come share our blessings, soft drinks, finger foods and good
fellowship.
Directions are as follows: US 19 to the traffic light in Old
Town-Go South on SR 349 toward Suwannee at the old school,
turn right on CR 55A-Go approx 1.5 miles to the Ist paved road on
left (710th Street)-Turn South at Allen's Nursery on 710th St.
(formerly King St.)-At stop sign turn left and then right back to
your right on the 1st limerock road (725th Street formerly Green
Street)-Go to the 4th gate on the right which will be right in front
of our new home.
We look forward to seeing you there.


Revival At Let's
SPray
Womens Club P For
Prophet Janice Phillips of Peace
Latter Rain Ministries,
Gainesville, FL. Feb. 15th, 16th
and 17th. 7:30 p.m. nightly.
Everyone is invited to attend Attend The
this special event. Church of
...... Your Choice
This Suncay
Friends And

Neighbors

Come Together

To Help A

Friend In Need
The community of Bell and
Gitchrist County is uniting
together for a fund raising .
program to benefit Willy
Corsey of Bell.
*The lifelong Gilchrist
County resident has been /
diagnosed with serious health
complications that have left 1i
hirp unable to work.. The ..
friends and family are asking i
the public to support this Coun
barbecue dinner fundraiser that 349N a,
will be held on Friday,
Sunday r.ior
February 9, 2007, 11:00 AM SayCo
2:0'0 P.M. at the Bell Su.-ea, E.C
Community Center. We idoesaS
The dinner will include Pasto
barbecue pork, baked beans,
coleslaw and bread for a
donation of $5.00. The public O Agape'
is invited to eat in the Nonr. H,
community center or carry outs -nere ic
are available. Suraa, vorsr,,c.
Several area churches that ',A:- B6ibteS
know the Coarsey family and .Pas
des& to raise -aareness" of
's ..eere medical.
condition are sponsoring this
event. The public is also asked, Calvary Ter
if they choose, they can make a Suva,-,nee
donation to assist Willy and his
| Joun US Fni
fatnily by making a deposit at -Join suno
ay local Capital City Bank wvean
branch by designating William K Past
Eddie Coarsey's account. Pastors


The Word Centra

Made Flesh ri^rsncs .
Niark, Number & Name of A cnu.n whre ev
thp Beast Su da,, Scro'
Continued from last week. 1, E.ening Worsri
the son f man, say the greatest Pastor
mysteries that John ever wrote (:
about, were the four beasts that
were "in" the throne and round
about the throne of Heaven. (Rev. Cross Cit
4:6) It is a hard thing to think that 5237 52 N
beasts could be "in" the throne of
Heaven. "And the first beast was E
like a lion, and the second beast r'o
like a calf, and the third beast was weannc
like a flying eagle." (Rev. 4:7) MI
"And the four beasts had each of Youth MI
them six wings about him; and
th0y were full of eyes within: and
they rest not day and night, saying, O1 O Cross Ci
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Kenn
Almighty, which was, and is, and .. Proiarr.ng i
is to come." (Rev. 4:8). Sunaa, Scio
S, the son of man, say again, Cr,,idren sCru
we are approaching the figure six, Ben| 1 a, Ba',,i
the figure number of the beast that Rev. Ed
is showing up spiritually in our
time. As a warning to you about -
the Word of God, do not change
anything of what Saint John wrote Cross City P
to the churches at that time or in ,
the time age thereafter. Leave In lhe hean f I
God's Word exactly as it is .VY. Sun.har Scn
written. I am a witness of the ,:r
angel of the Lord Jesus Who has Sur Eennr
cdme in these last days to bring a ,Ved Fawo N-arr,,N,
message to thisigeneration. (Rev. Pastor
22:16) Most people of this
generation are sitting in the church
pews as if they are spiritually Faith
paralyzed, not recognizing the
timine of Jesus' coming. The CA \', Be
midnight cry has come upon the The Ci
people of God in this Day, and Sun aa, s.:n:


they will not listen to the voice.
They are asleep in the powers of rvlMd.ee
the Heavens and will not awake. Rev. J;
SI, the son of man, say what did
Apostle Paul write? "Awake thou
that sleepest, and arise from the .
dead, and Christ shall give thee First
light." (Ephesians 5:14) Read I1 H
TIessalonians 5:2-8. This Sunda, Sch,.
absolutely is not talking about Sund,
natural sleep. Paul is telling us Sunda, E.er n,
about people who are spiritually
asleep and will not come out of Rev. Ma
their little tents of captivity into ,
thr divine light of His coming for .
this day. Read Hebrews 3:13-15.
Pease stay up with me. Continued
next week...


Card of Thanks
The family of Travis Ridaught would like to thank everyone
for all the cards, visits, phone calls, food or maybe just a quiet
prayer or thought that was given to us during this time of
tremendous sadness and heartbreak at the death of our precious
son, grandson and nephew.
Please continue to remember our family in your thoughts and
prayers.
Paul and Tammi Ridaught, Rachel Ridaught, Madras Clyatt,
Michael and Teena Hart, and Craig, Tammy and Kaylee Ridaught.

Special Thanks
Ray & Kay Middleton of Cross City Marine would like to
thank everyone who has supported us for 24 years, and thanks to
everyone who gave us so much in cards, flowers and prayers in the
loss of Bill & Virginia Middleton both Ray's parents.
We both would like to give Charles Reed a "special" person in
our lives, who has stuck by Ray through thick and thin a "special"
thanks. All his hard work day in and day out for all his up lifting
confidence he gave Ray. He is a true friend and we both love him!
Also thanks to Bruce Giles for all his dedication, sweat and
hard work, a person who never gets tired, and never says the job is
too big. You're a part of our family now.
Praise be to God for all his leadership and answered prayers
and blessings he has given us over the past five months.
Love,
Ray & Kay Middleton
Dedicated to the memory of Bill & Virginia Middleton


A Very Special Thank You
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people
who have helped my family and me during our time of need since
my injury. The people of Dixie County have been so great as
always and we would not want to live anywhere else. We are so
blessed to be part of a community that comes together to help other
in time of need.
I would like to thank everyone who has helped with
fundraisers, as well as those who donated to me. Thankfully, I have
spent weeks in Atlanta, GA at a Spinal Cord Injury Rehab Center;
it would not have been possible without the help of our
community.
So many people have been a part of my recovery process that I
could not begin to name them all. However, I would like to send a
special thank you to my Gainey and Gantt families for being so
great to me. Also to Dave Tippins and his family for being the
greatest friends that anyone could ever ask for. There is no way
that I could ever repay all of you for what you have done. I thank
God everyday for you and the people of Dixie County. May God
bless everyone who has helped; you know who you are.
Thanks so much,.
Paul Gainey
Thank You Justin Edmonds!
Two weeks ago in Gainesville, I had a flat tire in the rain; you
gladly changed it for me. You are a fine, polite young man. My.
daughter and I are ever grateful. God Bless! Lisa Morrow

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In Memory of Kristofer Lord


Obituaries


Reba Anita Howard
Reba Anita Howard, age 85, passed away Friday January
26, 2007. Ms. Howard was a native of Gilchrist County, Florida.
She moved away from Hollywood, FL to Chiefland, FL 33 years
ago. She was a member of Hardectown Baptist Church where she
was in charge of sending cards from her Sunday School Class. Ms.
Howard enjoyed gardening and animals, especially dogs.
She is survived by her brother Carl Williams of Old
Town, FL; sister, Evelyn Bentley of Hazlehurst, GA; niece, Gay
(Johnny) Webster of Chiefland, FL and a host of nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends.
Graveside Service was held Monday, January 29, 2007 at
2:00 p.m. at Bell Cemetery in Bell, FL with Rev. Travis Hudson
officiating.
Arrangements were under the care of Knauff Funeral
Home, 715 West Park Ave., Chiefland, FL 352-493-4777.

Fairby Lee
Fairby Lee of Cross City passed away Tuesday, January 23,
2007 at her home. Born and raised in Dixie County, Fairby was 81
years old. She was of the Pentecostal faith.
She is survived by her daughter, Myrtice Watson of Cross City;
son, Michael Vernoy Corbin, Sr. of Perry, FL; 2 grandchildren and
1 great grandchild.
Funeral Services were held Thursday, January 25, 2007 at
10:30 a.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home with Bro. David
Malone officiating. Burial followed at Lee Cemetery. A visitation
was held Tuesday, January 24, 2007 between the hours of 5 and 7
p.m.
Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick Gooding
Funeral Home, US Hwy 19, Cross City, FL 352-498-5400.

Behold The Tabernacle of God
Rev. 21:3
"The Unseen"
I, the day of the Lord, say you will not be able to find your adjustment
into true spiritual realities apart from a mind that has been girded up and
brought into the knowledge of the truth. To try and walk God's way only
by the five natural senses, or by the carnal soulish realm carnal thinking,
emotions and impulses, etc. You will only find frustration and
disappointment so we must gird up our mind, and allow the Spirit to bring
God's truth to bear upon our mind that the Spirit might unfold before us
that which is real, that we might also lay hold upon those things, by the
power of His grace.
I, the day of the Lord, say in our scripture text we have the words
"while we look not at the things which are seen." The word "look" needs
to be considered. In the Greek it is "skopeo" and means a diligent
observance, also being translated consider mark take heed; denoting a
concentrating. We need to center our thoughts upon those things which are
age-abiding. Toward what is your mind ever turning to and concentrating
upon? They say that our involuntary thoughts are indicative of our destiny.
for they reveal what is motivating within and toward which we aspire. To
look, take heed to consider, to mark out; this is speaking of the operation
of the mind in perceiving and understanding, which necessitates a spirit
renewed mind.
I, the day of the Lord, say people have been too long singing songs
like "Let me dream on" and they have forgotten to observe, give attention
to the more important things of God which are enduring. People have
been methodically going along enjoying whatever blessing they can
receive from the service, they don't know if the preacher has given them
the truth or not, they hadn't paid so much attention they thought he was
anointed because there was quite a bit f noise or something, but the
emphasis mostly seemed to be upon the offering anyway as if it was the
most important part of the service.
I, the day of the Lord, say sure, you know what I mean, it's
everywhere about us. May this message turn our eyes toward those things
from above, and may God help us to be alert to His true realities.
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Kristofer Lord
Dear Mama,
Can you believe it's been two years since Jesus set me free?
He made me whole in every way
I wish that you could see.
Then you would know how happy I am to be in Jesus' care.
He loves me just the way you did
He has a big rocking chair.
Boy, my sisters are getting big
And I'd like to hear them sing
You're teaching them songs about Jesus
I think that's a wonderful thing.
I know that you still have some days that make it hard to be apart
Remember when you feel that way
I'm right there in your heart.
Tell all my friends and family
I'll never forget the way
They gave us their love and support
Through every challenging day.
Now mama, please give my love to my daddy and sisters too
Keep looking over the rainbow
I'll be smiling back at you
I love you mama.
Love,
Kristofer
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Faith Baptist Church Newsletter
God continues to bless at Faith. We had another baptism today
and what a blessing that always is. Bro. Jackie brought two good&
messages and the special music was as special as always. Janet
Osteen sang in the morning service and the Brittbns in the evening,
service. They all did wonderful jobs. We were able to remove lots
of our folks from the prayer list today thanks to the healing hand of
God. We are still in prayer for the ones who are still sick and who
have lost loved ones. Also, we are always in prayer for the lost
and unconcerned.
We had a good crowd this morning and again in the evening
service. The Spirit was moving among us and God really blessed
us. Even though the weather was nippy to say the least, it didn't
seem to discourage the church crowd.
Remember in the coming week to pray for someone who needs
to be in church and invite someone to come to Sunday School and
church with you. Our Sunday School attendance has been down
recently and we urge you to come out and join us. This is where
we learn about God's word. We have classes for all ages with
wonderful teachers in each class.
We will be looking for you next week and praying for you.
May God bless you and keep you safe, healthy and happy.
New Prospect Baptist News
Once again, we were blessed to be in God's house on Sunday. ,
Our choir did its usual fine job of praising God in song, and we,;
were additionally blessed by two beautiful songs done by our own,,.
singing group, Southern Grace...excellent job, girls! Bro. Billy,
then brought a mighty message from God's Word,; choosing his,.
text from Luke 18:18-27. The evening message was no less soul-
stirring, as Bro. Billy chose his text from Acts 3:1-9.
With January all but behind us, we're looking forward to new ,
and exciting things for God in the month of February, as well as' in
the following months. We invite you to come andbe 4,part of the -
program with us...we feel sure that you'll be glad you did! We'-
were pleased to have visitors again Sunday, and extend a special-
invitation to you for return visits.
As always, we urge you to be praying for those on all local
prayer lists, those who have lost loved ones recently, our military"
personnel, and our President and other leaders. Have a good week.;
and may God bless you.

NEW COURSES FOR REAL ESTATE
SALES ASSOCIATES
Starting In February Day & Night Classes.
Post Licensing Course To Start Soon,
Also 14 Hour Renewal Classroom Course In
February. Call for time & dates.
CHRISTIE S SCHOOL OF REAL ESTATE
(352) 490-9200 (352) 219-8557



Super YOUTH Rally...
March 17, 2007
First Baptist Church
Cross City, FL
6:00 8:30PM
Free Pizza & Cokes
S Door Prizes Fun Friends
S 's :' Sponsored by Lafayette Baptist Association,
"".> s i",- ". "i I Local Churches & Florida .Baptist Convention


Bring your friends and enjoy the fun of fellowship,

food and worship at this special event,


This event is sponsored by

Lafayette Baptist Youth Association.

Call (352) 498-3881 for more information,
L.j


SPECIAL SPEAKERS:





SPECIAL SINGERS:


Bro. Johnny Pope
Bro. Steve Ward
And many more.....


The Marksmen
Crosspoint
And many'more......


CAMPMEETING


JOIN US FOR OUR FOURTH ANNUAL
PREACHERS OF THE CROSS
CAMPMEETING JUBILEE


FEBRUARY 4th 7th

At

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

OF STEINHATCHEE

SUNDAY
Morning Service @ 10am
Afternoon Break
Evening Service @ 6pm


MONDAY WEDNESDAY
Morning Service @ 10am
Lunch @ 12:30
Afternoon Break
Dinner @ 5:30pm
Evening Service @ 7pm









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LEGAL



NOTICES
Ay rilln r 1 :,':.i'T ii-iI i :lri '1 11i -l e nh -:
available for public inspection. If written
LEGAL NOTICE comments received result in a significant
change In the proposed agency action, the
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX Department shall revise the proposed
DEED permit and require, if applicable, another
Public Notice.


RAY C. FRANKS
122 SE 902 STREET
OLD TOWN, FL 32680

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

Certificate No.: 743
MAY 25,2000

Description of Property:

Parcel No.. 36-10-13-5665-0009-0050

LEG 36 10 13 LOT 5 BLK 9 SUWANNEE
GARDENS SUB DIV DB 29 P 36 OR BK
131 PG 732

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

KENNETH SMITH
C/O DONALD SMITH
8020 CONDENSERY ROAD
CARSON CITY, MI 48811

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 February 6, 2007 at
11:00 A.M.

January 8, 2007

Dana D. Johnson,
Clerk of Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
Candace L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk
3-6
LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DIXIE
COUNTY, FLOIDA

File No. 07-008CP

Division: PROBATE

IN RE: ESTATE OF
JO DUSTON


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of Jo
Duston, deceased, whose date of death
was December 25, 2006, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Dixie County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is
214 NE 351 Hwy., Suite M, Cross City,
Florida 32628. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.

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

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

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

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

The date of first publication of this notice is
January 25, 2007.

Personal Representative
Daniel J. Baranow
8772 Crouse-Willison road
Johnstown, Ohio 43031

LARRY K. NEIL, ESQ
Florida Bar No. 0346860
P.O. box 675
Chiefland, Florida 32644
Telephone: (352) 490-5656
5-6


LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION
PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE
CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

The Department of Environmental
Protection gives notice of its intent to issue
a permit to Oldcastle Lawn and Garden,
Inc. dba Knight's Products., which has a
mailing address of Post Office Box 1479,
Cross City, Florida 32628. This project is
for the construction (after the fact) of a
mulch, bark and potting soil products
manufacturing facility. The facility is
located at 1963 SW 351 HWY, Cross City,
Dixie County, Florida. The Department
has assigned file number 0290017-001-AC
to this project.

The Department will accept written
comments concerning the proposed permit
issuance action for a period of 14
(fourteen) days from the date of publication
of "PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO
ISSUE CONSTRUCTION PERMIT,"
Written comments should be provided to
the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection, Northeast District Office at
7825 Baymeadows Way, Suite B-200,
Jacksonville, Florida 32256-7590. Any


A person whose substantial interests are
affected by the proposed permitting
decision may petition for an administrative
proceeding (hearing) under sections
120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida
Statutes. The petition must contain the
information set forth below and must be
filed (received) in the Office of General
Counsel of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35,
Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3000.
Petitions filed by the permit applicant or
any of the parties listed below must be filed
within fourteen days of receipt of this notice
of intent. Petitions filed by any persons
other than those entitled to written notice
under section 120.60(3) of the Florida
Statutes must be filed within fourteen days
of publication of the public notice or within
fourteen days of receipt of this notice of
intent, whichever occurs first. Under
section 120.60(3), however, any person
who asked the Department for notice of
agency action may file a petition within
fourteen days of receipt of that notice,
regardless of the date of publication. A
petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to
the applicant at the address indicated
above at the time of filing. The failure of
any person to file a petition within the
appropriate time period shall constitute a
waiver of that person's right to request an
administrative determination (hearing)
under sections 120.569 and 120.57 F.S.,
or to intervene in this proceeding and
participate as a party to it. Any subsequent
intervention will be only at the approval of
the presiding officer upon the filing of a
motion in compliance with rule 28-106.205
of the Florida Administrative Code.

A petition that disputes the material facts
on which the Department's action is based
must contain the following information:

(a)The name and address of each agency
affected and each agency's file or
identification number, if known;
(b) The name, address, and telephone
number of the petitioner, the name,
address, and telephone number of the
petitioner's representative, if any, which
shall be the address for service purposes
during the course of the proceeding; and
an explanation of how the petitioner's
substantial interests will be affected by the
agency determination;
(c) A statement of how and when petitioner
received notice of the agency action or
proposed action;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of
material fact. If there are none, the petition
must so indicate;
(e) A concise statement of the ultimate
facts alleged, including the specific facts
the petitioner contends warrant reversal or
modification of the agency's proposed
action;
(f) A statement of the specific rules or
statutes the petitioner contends require
reversal or modification of the agency's
proposed action; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the
petitioner, stating precisely the action
petitioner wishes the agency to take with
respect to the agency's proposed action.

A petition that does not dispute the
material facts upon which the Department's
action is based shall state that no such
facts are in dispute and otherwise shall
contain the same information as set forth
above, as required by rule 28-106.301

Because the administrative hearing
process is designed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of a petition means
that the Department's final action may be
different form the position taken by it in this
notice. Persons whose substantial
interests will be affected by any such final
decision of the Department on the
application have the right to petition to
become a party to the proceeding, in
accordance with the requirements set forth
above.

The application is available for public
inspection during normal business hours,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays, at the
Department of Environmental Protection,
Northeast District Office, 7825
Baymeadows Way, Suite B200,
Jacksonville, FL 32256-7590.
7
LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE
COMPLAINT


TO: HARRY M. SHELTON
Case No: CD2006-0536; D 2224365

An Administrative Complaint to revoke your
license and eligibility for licensure has
been filed against you. You have the right
to request a hearing pursuant to Sections
120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, by
mailing a request for same to the Florida
Department of Agriculture and Consumer
Services, Division of Licensing, Post Office
Box 3168, Tallahassee, Florida 32315-
3168. If a request for hearing is not
received by 21 days from the date of the
last publication, the right to hearing in this
matter will be waived and the Department
will dispose of this cause in accordance
with law.
4-7

LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No.: 2005-0082-CP

Division: Probate


IN RE: ESTATE OF

MYRLE LYNN BURKE,

Deceased.


)UNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2007


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of MYRLE
LYNN BURKE, deceased, whose date of
death was October 29, 2005, and whose
Social Security Number is 768-36-8527, Is
pending in the Circuit Court for Dixie
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office Box 1206,
Cross City, FL 32628. The names and
addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.

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

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

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

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

The date of first publication of this notice is
February 1,2007.

Personal Representative:
MYRLE LYNN BURKE
14441 NE Highway 349
Branford, FL 32008

Attorey For Personal Representative:
LEENETTE W. MCMILLIAN
Attorney at Law
Florida Bar No. 0075779
Post Office Box 1388
Mayo, Florida 32066
Telephone: (386) 294-1688
6-7

LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No.: 06-138-CP

Division: Probate

IN RE: ESTATE OF

MARY CYRETHA BILBREY

Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of MARY
CYRETHA BILBREY. deceased, whose
date of death was November 11, 2006, and
whose Social Security Number is 264-88-
5385, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Dixie County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office Box 1206,
Cross City, FL 32628. The names and
addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.

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

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

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

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

The date of first publication of this notice is
February 1,2007.

Personal Representative:
JENNIFER STOREY
1195 NE 348th Avenue
Old Town, Florida 32680

Attorney For Personal Representative:
LEENETTE W. MCMILLIAN
Attorney at Law
Florida Bar No: 0075779
Post Office Box 1388
Mayo, Florida 32066
Telephone: (386) 294-1688
6-7

LEGAL NOTICE

SECTION 00100
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID

PROJECT: CR475 Resurfacing
Lafayette County, Florida


Project No. 04100-768-01

OWNER: Lafayette County
City Clerk Office
120 West Main Street
Mayo, F32066

ENGINEER: Darabi & Associates, Inc.
730 NE Waldo Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
Telephone: (352) 376-6533

1.0 WORK DESCRIPTION

The Work is generally described as
furnishing all labor, materials, equipment,
tools, transportation, services, and
incidentals and performing all work
necessary to provide the Owner with


roadway improvements to CR 475. The
roadway improvements include the
resurfacing of 2.7 miles of CR 475 from SR
349 to SR 20/US 17 at the existing 20'
width, pavement striping, sodding, and
maintenance of traffic.

All work shall be in accordance with the
construction drawings, specifications, and
contract documents.

2.0 RECEIPT OF BIDS

All Bidders shall be roadway contractors
pre-qualified with the Florida Department of
Transportation in Tallahassee, Florida.

Bidding and contract documents may be
examined at Jones Edmunds, 730
Northeast Waldo Road, Gainesville, FL
32641.

Copies of the documents may be obtained
at Engineer's office for $275.00 dollars per
set; which constitutes the cost for
reproduction and handling. Checks shall be
payable to Engineer. Payment is not-
refundable.

Bids shall be completed on the enclosed
Bid Form as set forth in the Instructions to
Bidders and otherwise be in compliance
with the Bidding Documents. Sealed bids
will be received at the City Clerk Office,
120 West Main Street, Mayo, FL 32066
until 2:00 PM (local time) on February 16,
2007, at which time and place all bids will
be publicly opened and read aloud. Any
Bids received after the specified time and
date will not be considered.

For further information or clarification,
contact Sherra Davis at (352) 377-5821
extension 5350.
6

LEGAL NOTICE

Please take note the Suwannee Water &
Sewer District, Dixie County, Florida will on
Monday, February 8, 2007 at 6:00,PM hold
the regular monthly Board Meeting at the
Suwannee Community Center at CR349,
Suwannee, Florida 32692.
6

LEGAL NOTICE

SECTION 00100
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID

PROJECT: CR355A (CR 360) Resurfacing
Lafayette County, Florida
Project No. 04100-769-01

OWNER: Lafayette County
City Clerk Office
120 West Main Street
Mayo, F132066

ENGINEER: Darabi& Associates, Inc.
730 NE Waldo Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
Telephone: (352) 376-6533

1.0 WORK DESCRIPTION

The Work is generally described as
furnishing all labor, materials, equipment,
tools, transportation, services, and
incidentals and performing all work
necessary to provide the Owner with
roadway improvements to CR 355A. The
roadway improvements include the
resurfacing of 2.7 miles of CR 355A from
SR 51 to the intersection with CR 355 at
the existing 20' width, constructing
guardrail, pavement striping, sodding, and
maintenance of traffic.

All work shall be in accordance with the
construction drawings, specifications, and
contract documents.

2.0 RECEIPT OF BIDS

All Bidders shall be roadway contractors
pre-qualified with the Florida Department of
Transportation in Tallahassee, Florida.

Bidding and contract documents may be
examined at Jones Edmunds, 730
Northeast Waldo Road, Gainesville, FL
32641.

Copies of the documents may be obtained
at Engineer's office for $275.00 dollars per
set; which constitutes the cost for
reproduction and handling. Checks shall be
payable to Engineer. Payment is not-
refundable.

Bids shall be completed on the enclosed
Bid Form as set forth in the Instructions to
Bidders and otherwise be in compliance
with the Bidding Documents. Sealed bids
will be received at the City Clerk Office,
120 West Main Street, Mayo, FL 32066
until 2:00 PM (local time) on February 16,
2007, at which time and place all bids will
be publicly opened and read aloud. Any
Bids received after the specified time and
date will not be considered.

For further information or clarification,
contact Sherra Davis at (352) 377-5821
extension 5350,
6

LEGAL NOTICE

SECTION 00100
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID

PROJECT: CR 251B Resurfacing
Lafayette County, Florida
Project No. 04100-764-01

OWNER: Lafayette County
City Clerk Office
120 West Main Street
Mayo, Fl32066
Telephone: (386) 294-1600


ENGINEER: Darabi & Associates, Inc.
730 NE Waldo Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
Telephone: (352) 376-6533

1.0 WORK DESCRIPTION

The Work is generally described as
furnishing all labor, materials, equipment,
tools, transportation, services, and
incidentals and performing all work
necessary to provide the Owner with
roadway improvements to CR 251. The
roadway improvements include the
resurfacing of 2.3 miles of the north portion
of CR 251B at 21.5' wide, resurfacing 3.27
miles of the south portion of CR 251B at
20' wide, widening 3.27 miles of the south
portion of CR 251B from 20' wide to 21.5'


wide, pavement striping, sodding, and
maintenance of traffic.

All work shall be in accordance with the
construction drawings, specifications, and
contract documents.

2.0 RECEIPT OF BIDS

All Bidders shall be roadway contractors
pre-qualified with the Florida Department of
Transportation in Tallahassee, Florida.

Bidding and contract documents may be
examined at Jones Edmunds, 730
Northeast Waldo Road, Gainesville, FL
32641.

Copies of the documents may be obtained
at the Engineer's office for $275.00 dollars
per set; which constitutes the cost for
reproduction and handling. Checks shall be
payable to Engineer. Payment is not-
refundable.

Bids shall be completed on the enclosed
Bid Form as set forth in the Instructions to
Bidders and otherwise be in compliance
with the Bidding Documents. Sealed bids
will be received at the City Clerk Office,
120 West Main Street, Mayo, FL 32066
until 2:00 PM (local time) on February 16,
2007, at which time and place all bids will
be publicly opened and read aloud. Any
Bids received after the specified time and
date will not be considered.

For further information or clarification,
contact Kim Deidesheimer at (352) 377-
5821 extension 4120.
6-7


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friends; we may live with-
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ACREAGE/ LOTS/
R.V. LOTS FOR
SALE / RENT
**A BEAUTIFUL WOODED 4.76
ACRES A great wooded 4.76
acres, located in Old Town. $70,000.
Call Herring Realty at 542-7835 and
ask for Lois.


FOR SALE 2 lots in Suwannee
Gardens on paved street. The lots
are cleared and have a driveway.
There is also a new septic tank and
well. Priced to sell at $13,900. I'll
finance. Norris McKinney (352) 498-
3545.
5-6
R.V. LOTS R.V. Lots for rent in
Dixie County, $125.00 a month. Call
32.1-453-3654.
4-7
3-ACRES high & dry, nice
neighborhood. Greenview Estates,
Old Town. $46,000.00. (727) 841-
8729 or (352) 542-0887.
4-7
3-ACRES Dixie County, near
Suwannee River, not in flood zone,
$39,000. Seller will finance, call 386-
288-2646.
3-6
5.8 ACRES IN OLD TOWN high &
dry, wooded with clean building site,
1 mile to Suwannee public boat
ramp. Asking $69,900.00. Call (352)
563-5183.
4-7
RIVER WALK RUN Gated
Subdivision with Clubhouse &
amenities, $60,000. Seller will
finance 386-288-2646.


JUST REDUCEDIII Beautiful 2.5
acres North of Bell. This is the one if
you are looking for a place to get
away from it all. This parcel is high
and dry and only 5-miles to the
Suwannee River. If you look real
close you just might see some deer
& turkey. Better hurry!!! $29,900.
Owner Financing. Call HERRING
REALTY, ask for Ronnie, 542-
78335or210-0622.
*OWNER FINANCING! Just
Reduced! Beautiful 1-acre lot in
Sugar Hill Estates. Build your home
oh this lovely lot in Quail Run SD.
Just a short drive from boat ramps,
dining, the school. You can be in the
waters of the open Gulf of Mexico in
just minutes. The fishing and
scalloping is great!! Owner
financing. Call HERRING REALTY,
ask for Ronnie. $59,900. 542-77835
or 210-0622.
51-ufn
APARTMENTS &

ROOMS FOR RENT
TIMBERS APARTMENTS "The
Best Place To Live". Hurry in to get
your application for our 1, 2, or 3
bedroom apts. HUD vouchers
accepted. 231 NE 971h Street, Cross
City, FL 32628 (352) 498-3175.
TDD/TTY 711. Equal Housing
Opportunity.
Ufn
BEAUTY
AMERICA'S BEST BRAND
SKINCARE anti-aging glamour,
make-up & facial. Gini's Nail, Spa &
Facial Studio. Call 352-356-1381.
Ufn
BOAT FOR SALE
BOAT FOR SALE 16' 8" Key
Largo bay boat for sale. The boat is
powered by a 50 hp Mercury 4
stroke outboard and 72 lb. great
wviite motor guide trolling motor. It's
great for fishing creeks and bays,
also the river. The boat has an
orboard cooler, live-well, and a
bottom machine. The boat, motor,
arnd trailer are all 2000's. I am
asking $5,800. Call 352-356-1570.
Ask for Jason.
5-7
CARS/TRUCKS
FOR SALE
FOR SALE 1999 Malibu, 4-door,
9Q,000 miles, runs & looks excellent.
Asking $4,250.00. Please call 542-
0899 or (906) 440-6249.
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FOR SALE 4x4 Chevy Parts &
1993 Chevy pickup 2wd, a/c, p/w.
Call (352) 542-9937.
6-7
COMMERCIAL
PROPERTY/
OFFICE SPACE
FOR RENT
EXCELLENT COMMERCIAL SITE
- has about 700 feet on east side of
Hiwy'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.
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IMMEDIATE POSITIVE CASH
FLOW for purchaser of a 5000 sq.
ft. land and building package in Old
Town, Florida. Located on busy U.S.
19 Highway. Is to be constructed
immediately for purchaser.
Developer will finance and lease for
you. Tenants are waiting now! (352)
542-9374 call now. Heritage
Buildings by General Leasing &
Development, Inc.
6-7
8000 SQ. FT. BUILDING one
block off of U.S. 19 in fast growing
"Old Town" in Dixie County.
Developer will finance the right
owner into this land and building
package. Construction starts with
small deposit. Why pay rent for
space when you can conveniently
own & pay while your property
increases in value? Call (352) 542-
9374. Heritage Steel Buildings by
General Leasing & Development,


Realty. Jake Cravey. (352) 356-
6-7 1235.


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 S
COMPANY Drivers
Class A CDL, (2) years exl
required, DFWP, call (38
3411.

CLERICAL POSITION Su
Water & Sewer District is a
resumes for part time admire
assistant. Duties will
answering phone,
payments, entering meter
printing bills, etc. Computer
must. Position will be ope
February 10, 2007. Send re
P.O. Box 143, Suwannee, F
or Fax to (352) 542-7691 o
to suwanneewater(3inetw.nc
& Drug Free Workplace.

HELP WANTED Barter
servers needed. Part-ti
Time/Weekend. SteinhatchE
(352) 498-2280.

PARAMEDIC & EMT p
available. The Levy
Commissioner's Office is ac
applications for full and p
positions within the Em
Medical Services Depz
Excellent benefit package.
the Levy County Human R
Office, Post Office Box
Bronson, Florida 32621. Pho
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Computer Maintenance
Technician
Troubleshoot, repair & maintain
PC hardware; install & configure
software; help users with
problems and Helpdesk requests.
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and repairing computer hardware
and installing & configuring
software for Windows operating
systems. High school diploma or
equivalent. Special consideration
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Development
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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
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VP/ADA/EA/EO College in
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Development
This is a professional position
responsible for planning, organizing,
staffing, coordinating, reporting and
budgeting for ihe Office of Advising
and Student Development. Will
conduct student advising and lead the
areas of advising, dual enrollment,
career development, and multicultural
student programming. Master's degree
in student personnel or a closely
related field, and two years experience
in management/supervisory role. See
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Application deadline: March 2,
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1064 SQ. FT. MODULAR HOME -
2BR, 2B, on 5 acres, partially
cleared & fenced. $128,500.00.
Raintree Realty, Jake Cravey. (352)
356-1235.
6-8
840 SQ. FT. MODULAR HOME -
on %' acre. $85,000.00. Raintree


FOR SALE
FOR SALE Wedding dress $300.
4 lavender bridesmaid dresses -
$70.00 each. I have other items like
flowers, girl dresses and veil, etc.
Call Nicole Edmonds Corbin at 352-
498-7111 or 356-7655.


5-6
FOR SALE White Mice $1.00
each.
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METAL ROOFING


METAL ROOFING Buy direct from
manufacturer. Over 20 colors in
stock several profiles to choose
from! Quick turnaround! Call for
quote. Gulf Coast Supply & Mfg. Inc.
352-498-0778.
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MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT
HUGE DOUBLEWIDE ON 2.3
ACRES 3 large bedrooms, 2 full
baths, available February 1s', rent
includes washer & dryer use. $850 a
month, 1S', last, & security deposit
required. Call Mike at (352) 682-
6681.
4-6


FOR RENT 2 bedroom trailer on
Chavous Road. $310 a month. Call
(352) 498-7392.
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MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE
FOR SALE 1994 2b/2b singlewide
with front porch. Asking $13,900.00.
Call 352-949-4334.
2-6
1995 FLEETWOOD MH, 14x48,
2BR, 1B, central H/A, $7,000, call
(352) 542-7510.


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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8:00 P.M. at the Fellowship Bapti
Church, in Steinhatchee, Florida.
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AA MEETINGS Monday night
8:00 p.m. Cross City Church
Christ, McArthur Street, across fro
Gooding Funeral Home. Call 1-80(
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PETS & SUPPLIES
FREE TO GOOD HOME Loving,
short hair, 60 Ibs. female mix. Looks
like short hair lab. 5 years old,
energetic, grew up on 5 acres. Call
Angela at (352) 222-1495.
6-7
PATENTED HAPPY JACK
NOVATION PROTECTIVE BAND -
reduce flea, tick, mosquito borne
disease on your dog and household.
Lands Ranch Supply (352) 542-
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RV- TRAVEL
TRAILER
FOR RENT
WORKING MAN'S ABODE Rent
a Travel Trailer, all utilities & cable
including HBO & Cinemax! $250/MO
or $75.00 a week + $250/Security &
$30.00/Background check. Call Mike
352-682-6681.
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SERVICES
BOBCAT SERVICE palmetto
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WATER (from your well or city
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(352) 542-9817 or (352) 542-2648
or 1-800-437-1128.
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NEED A NOTARY? We come to
you! Call YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
NOTARY! Call (352) 578-4657.
4-7
HOUSE CLEANER I will clean
houses. Call 352-498-7111 or 352-
356-7655.
5-6
SHOWERS OF BLESSINGS
CUSTOM WATER TREATMENT -
We custom build our systems to
meet your need. We have Reverse
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water problems call your GE
Platinum Dealer today! David B.
Downing (352) 356-0474 or (352)
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A member of the Florida Quality
Water Association.
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PAINTING, PRESSURE WASHING,
pool & patio deck building, and
home improvement. Dependable,
fully insured. Call Shamrock
Services at 352-463-1212.
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DIVORCES, WILLS, POWERS OF
ATTORNEYS, DEEDS, AND MORE
- We are not attorneys. Call your
neighborhood notary at (352) 578-
4657.
4-7
WE SELL FILL DIRT! Call Kimar
Construction at (352) 498-7121 or
(352) 542-7835. We Deliver!
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JIM'S PRESSURE WASHING /
EXTERIOR PAINTING Since
1985. Exp/Ins. Call Pastor Jim Hurst
at 352-498-3023 or 352-356-7770.
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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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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.
6-9
CARPENTER WORK Jody Akins
carpenter work. Replace rotten
wood, framing, concrete, siding,
sheetrock, wood floors, tile bath,
room remodeling. Call (352) 542-
1150.
6-9
BUILDING CONTRACTOR: CBC
017140, Custom homes, built on
your lot. Precision Development, P.
O. Box 249, 26761 SE Hwy. 19, Old
Town, (352) 542-8416.
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DUN-RITE Painting, Pressure
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no job to big or small Free
estimates Lie. & Ins. Call 352-210-
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YARD SALES
MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE -
Baby clothes, kids, women's plus
size clothes, lots of misc. On Raddie
Lord Road. Look for signs. Friday &
Saturday starting at 8:00 a.m until.
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Saturday
Morning Fire
Claims Home
By Briar Keathley
A structure fire destroyed a
'Cross City home early
Saturday morning. Officials
said the wood frame home,
located on Franklin Street,
became engulfed in flames
around 8:30 a.m. due to a fire
started in a cast iron heater.
The occupant of the home,
George Campbell, escaped
with minor facial burns.
"We were told (Campbell)
put some type of accelerant or
fire starter in the heater," said
Cross City Fire Chief Danny
Liles.
Most likely, the fire grew
out of control and Campbell
was unable to extinguish the
fire himself, Liles said.
After attempting to
extinguish the fire, Campbell
was able to get out of the
home, however, not without
receiving minor facial burns.
Dixie County Emergency
Services treated Campbell for
his burns before transporting
him to an area hospital for
further treatment.
According to Liles, the
home was a total loss and was
not insured. Foul play is not
-suspected.

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cover that your high
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Confederate Railroad
By Terri Langford
The Dixie County Chamber of Commerce announced last week that they had firm confirmation:
that the Confederate Railroad band will be performing at the 2007 Red Belly Day. Joining the
popular country western band will be many of our local favorites such as Cross Tyz, Rick Gordon
Band, Dotti South, Southland and the Underdawgs.
Confederate Railroad is known for their combination of honky-tonk rock, sensitive ballads, and
offbeat humor, which has brought them chart success, multi-platinum sales, and continued
popularity as a road band. Some of their biggest hits have been "Queen of Memphis," "Trashy
Women," Jesus And Mama," and "Daddy never Was The Cadillac Kind."
It stands to reason, that with such talent that has been lined up for the annual event, the 2007 Red
Belly Day promises to be the best yet. Once again the celebration will be held over the Memorial
Day Weekend, Saturday, May 26th.
Of course we will have the popular Belly Flop contest, rows of food stands and crafters and
informational booths. The beautiful Fanning Springs will be open to the public during the day,
giving event goers a place to cool off and take a rest from shopping. Keep watching for additional
information on this day of food, fellowship and great entertainment in the Advocate.
Now that the entertainment is set, the real work begins. Volunteers are in great need, as are
sponsorships. The Chamber and its members work hard throughout the year to provide the
community with projects such as Christmas In The Park and scholarships for graduating seniors.
They also provide advertisement for our community for visitors and potential residents.
If you would like to become an active member of your community, and volunteer your services,
please call 352-498-5454. It is a lot of hard work, but the benefits are worth it!


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Section B


Jeff Land Wins Big Buck Contest


The Buddy Show
SBuddy fMartin
A legend remembered:

My friend Van

Today's column is what we in the
business call "Inside Baseball." It's really not
about baseball at all, but rather about a person
almost none of you have ever met and whose
name will mean nothing to almost anybody -
except to those of us in the trade.
To a good number of knowledgeable
people in the sports journalism, Van McKenzie
was a legend, as could be seen by the testimonies
in newspapers and on the Internet since his death Friday.
1Many of you saw his work without realizing it, because his
name never appeared anywhere on it. His influence on
sports print journalism was gigantic, though, the way Andy
Warhol's was on pop art and Versace's was on fashion out
of the box and brilliant.
Sports page design was Van's specialty and almost
every section in America today carries some component of
his thinking. But to say McKenzie's influence was only
about the design of sports pages would be like
remembering Laurence Olivier for his spiffy wardrobe. He
loved design, but he loved stories and words and most of
Small he loved sports writers. He loved it all.
In baseball lexicon, McKenzie was a five-tool
journalist.
In my nearly four decades of newspapering, I would
count Van among the top three sports journalists I've ever
met or known and one of my very best friends. He could
smell a good story, knew how to motivate a writer to write
it; how to edit it, how to headline it, how to play it and how
to milk it to the end of its cycle. He had the head of
Quarterback and/or coach, but he could block and tackle
like a guy in the trenches. But Van also knew how to
tighten down all the nuts and bolts in the section.
Having'seen him from almost every conceivable
vantage point, from the time he broke in the business as a
teen to his ascent as managing editor of The Dream Team at
Sthe.National Sports Daily and eventually as associate
managing editor/sports of the Orlando Sentinel, I can
Assure you that he was a self-taught editor with the courage
Sof a bank robber and the kindness of a kindergarten teacher.
If McKenzie had been Picasso, every painting
-would have been.like Guernica, the huge 26-foot piece of
art, because he was totally a big-picture guy. He wanted
Every sports section to be bigger and better tomorrow than
it was today.
If I were writing his epitaph, it would say: "Van
McKenzie, 1945-2007. 'I'm all in.'" Because he was all in,
all the time, on everything he did.
Whether we were playing a friendly hand of low-
Sstakes poker, or wagering a bob at the greyhound race track
that we so often frequented back in The Day, Van was all
S in. He raised on almost every hand. And many was the
night that we were tapped out going into the last dog race -
in those days being "tapped out" usually meant a $50 loss -
and wrote a check go play the final race and have enough


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to tip the parking lot attendant on the way out. Sometimes
we were counting on fumes in the gas tank to get us home
and fumes in our bank account to clear the check.
To think that it all started with a classified ad I
placed in the Ocala Star-Banner in the late summer of 1963


upon my return from a brief stint at the
Nashville Tennessean. We needed would-
be sports writers to cover high school
football games for $5 -- $7.50 if they had
to drive out of town. Van, his brother Jay
and their friend Jim Waldron showed up
for the assignment. Van drew the game in
Jasper, almost 100 miles away. We always
laughed about the fact that his gas guzzler
car took all of that just to get there and
back. (Jay later became managing editor
of the Ocala Star-Banner; Jim worked with


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us at Florida Today and later owned a weekly paper before
his death.)
One day in Ocala I was laying out the next day's
sports section as Van, looking on as an unpaid observer,
suddenly commented: "I can do that!" Several weeks later I
hired him part-time and he was laying out the Sunday
paper. From the very start he had that remarkable eye, plus
a great passion for the business.
Sometimes on a Saturday night, after walking out of
the Ocala newspaper office on the heels of a 14-hour day
and 80-hour week (no overtime), we would boast,
"tomorrow morning, nobody in America will be better than
us!"
That was often our mantra at the beginning of a
long-term friendship and partnership that would take us
over four newspapers in the next two decades. Like others,
I have enjoyed reminiscing about our ride together. You can
see accounts of Van's friends all over the Internet. I am
especially fond of the tributes made by many those former
workers who may have only been on the periphery of Van
McKenzie's world.
One blog in particular I enjoyed talked about the
night that the now-defunct National Sports Daily published
its first edition and the Manhattan office was teeming with
big shots. After deadline, McKenzie snuck off to the
executive dining room and brought back several bottles of
Dom Perignon to be enjoyed by the workers.
Aside from all the spectacular achievements and
hundreds of national awards that he won, his greatest
accomplishments were that he gave lots of people a chance
in the business and made everybody on his staff feel
valued.
Today it is our turn to say how much we valued
him.
The last time I saw Van was August, 2006 when
about a hundred of us traveled to John Cherwa's home in
Orlando to say goodbye, as Van wasn't expected to live but
another two months. In a private moinent wei reminisced
about our times together and laughed as we said, "we didn't
do too badly for a couple of small town boys." He lived
several months past that deadline, past the Christmas
holidays, often playing poker with a few friends over a cold
beer and on occasion making it out to the dog track.
"He got it all in," said Cherwa, his Sentinel
colleague. Just like he always did.


Top picture l-r, Amy Shiver-
Chewning, Owner Stoney
Smith, Winner Jeff Land
and Kim Hamilton.


Pictured at right Is the .i ,
Monster 9pt. Buck that was
killed by Jeff Land.







Hudson Jiffy Texaco store owner, Stoney Smith was on hand Tuesday morning to congratulate
Jeff Land for winning the "Big Buck Contest" sponsored by his Cross City store. Out of 15 entries
Jeff's monster 9-point buck with a 10 1/2 inch inside spread was declared the winner.
He killed this nice buck while hunting in Ray Sawmill Hunting Club. For winning the contest,
he won numerous cases ofPepsi, water a nice cooler and plenty of ice.


Land Brothers Score Big On.Land & Sea!!!


Kalton Land, 8 year old son of Jeff & Ten-year old, Levi Land, son of Jeff &
Heather Land, landed this big fish while Heather Land, killed this 7-point deer the
fishing in the Gulf, out of Suwannee. first weekend of hunting season in Ray
Congratulations Kalton!!! Sawmill Hunt Club near Silvertip's camp.
Good job Levi!!!


NOTICE:
The Shired Island Hunting Club will not be accepting any new
dog hunting members for the 2007-2008 season, due to the lack of
acreage and also the new restrictions imposed by the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Commission. Still hunting applications will be
accepted. Club President L.E. Edmonds





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S(352) 498-7087


Monday 8:30 3 3:00
Tues., Wed., & Fri. 8:30 5:30
34 NE 144th St. Sat..- 8-0 12:00 Noon
Cross City, FL 32628 Closed Thursday



Turkey Shoot
The Suwannee River Shrine Club will be holding a Turkey
Shoot January. 20, 2007 from 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. The turkey
shoot is $3.00 a shot, with all shells & guns furnished for 12, 16 &
20 gauge shells. Call (352) 542-9284 and ask for Bobby Heath.


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Fwc Seeks Public Views On

Future Of Saltwater Fishing
Florida is the "Fishing Capital of the World."


And, an important process is under way to help ensure that this
is true for many years to come.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) has scheduled a series of public workshops and a
statewide video conference to hear what people think about the
future of saltwater fishing in Florida.
The FWC has been working with a group of stakeholders who
represent commercial and recreational fishing, research and
environmental interests to develop a draft vision document
regarding the future management and protection of Florida's
marine fisheries resources.
The Commission now is asking the public to comment on this
document, which includes a vision statement and five focus areas
relating to marine habitat enhancement and protection, ecosystem
management, research coordination, interagency coordination,
and funding and staffing needs. The document is available online
at MyFWC.com/marine/workgroups/futureoffishinginfl.html.
Everyone is encouraged to participate at the workshops, which
will take place from 6-8 p.m. local time as follows:
*Wednesday, Jan. 24
Pensacola Junior College
1000 College Blvd.
Bldg. 2, Room 250
Pensacola
*Thursday, Jan. 25
Gulf Coast Community College
5230 W. U.S. 98
Student Union East
2nd Floor Conference Room
Panama Cit
*Thursday, Feb. 15
Jacksonville Public Library
303 N. Laura Street
Jacksonville
*Wednesday, Feb. 21
Broward County Commission Chambers
115 S. Andrews Ave.
Rm. 422
Ft. Lauderdale
*Thursday, Feb. 22
Marathon Government Center
2798 Overseas Highway
Marathon
Also, residents are invited to participate at a statewide video
conference at one of several FWC offices from 3 to 5 p.m. (EST)
Tuesday, Feb. 27 (2-4 p.m. CST in Panama City) at the following
locations:
*FWC Headquarters
Farris Bryant Building, Room 272
620 S. Meridian St.
Tallahassee
*FWC Northwest Regional Office
3911 Highway 2321
Panama City
*FWC North Central Regional Office
3377 E. U.S. 90
Lake City
*FWC Northeast Regional Office
1239 S.W. 10th St.
Ocala
*FWC Southwest Regional Office
.3900 Drane Field Road
-Lakeland
*FWC South Regional Office
8535 Northlake Blvd.
West Palm Beach
Contact Lee Schlesinger at (850) 487-0554 for information
regarding the upcoming workshops and video conference.
Anyone requiring special accommodations to participate in the
workshops or video conference should advise the agency at least
five calendar days before the event by contacting Cindy Hoffman
at (850) 488-6411. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please
contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-
8771 (TTY) or (800) 955-8770 (voice).


Upcoming

Events Schedule

For Manatee

Springs &

Fanning

Springs State

Park
Chiefland-Sally Lieb, Park
Manager for both Manatee
Springs State Park and
Fanning Springs State Park
released the schedule of
upcoming events and programs
at the two local state parks.
Manatee Springs State
Park will be continuing the


popular Friday morning canoe
and kayak trips through the last
week of March. "Visitors are
seeing more manatees than last
year" said Park Manager Lieb.
The paddling trip departs
from the canoe ramp in the
park at 8:30 AM and is limited
to the first ten boats.
For experienced paddlers
with their own boats this
program is free with a paid
park admission.
Rental boats are available
by calling Suwannee River
Tours at 352/949-0379 in
advance.
The park board walk along
the spring run is also a great
place to see manatees for those
guests visiting the park when


Another Great Hunting Season

For Kirby Roberts


Kirby Roberts had a great hunting season this past year, He was
able to kill these nice bucks with the help of his Dad, Terry. They
are members of the Ramsey Bend Hunting Club and hunt with a
great crew of hunters. Killing these deer would not have been
possible without the help of the entire crew and their trusty
hounds.

Little League Sign Ups
Little League Sign Ups will be Saturday, February 3, 2007
from 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 13, 2007 from 6:00
p.m. 8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 17, 2007 from 4:30 p.m. -
6:00 p.m., & Thursday, February 22, 2007 from 6:00 p.m. 8:00
p.m.
Please bring original birth certificate and two forms of I.D.
with the 911 address on them. For questions please call Gary at
(352)542-7947.


2nd Annual Pre-K Alumni

Basketball Game To Be Held
The 2"d Annual Pre-K Alumni Basketball Game will be Feb. 8"' at
Steinhatchee School Gym. The cost is $3.00 for adults and $2.00
for kids. For more information please call Renee at 498-5823.


there are no scheduled
canoeing trips.
Covered Wagon rides
through the park trail system
Sunday February 11.
Covered Wagon rides
through the park trail system.
Saturday Feb.17 and
Sunday Feb. 18
Free with a paid park
admission.
Suwannee River Wood
Carvers Roundup
Wednesday March 28,
through Sunday April 1.
Fanning Springs State
Park
Water A Celebration of
Life.
Water oriented exhibits,
native plant vendors, food
vendors, gardening exhibits
/tours, environment friendly
solutions
February 24th. 9:00 AM
until 3:00 PM
Park Admission is free for
the day of this event.


Old Fashioned River
Party- regional music, living
history demonstrations.
Saturday Aoril 14


"SRWMD"
Continued from page 1

A fact finding meeting is scheduled on March 7h, 2007 in
Cross City at 9:00 a.m. with the Department of Environmental
Protection, SRWMD, Florida Wildlife Conservation, Suwannee
Soil and Water and the Florida Division of Aquaculture. This
meeting will be open to the public.
Albert Gregory, Chief of Park Planning for State Park Services,
took questions on the recent purchase of the 2.6 acres at Angler's
Resort in Suwannee. Cost of the property was 1.9 million and
another 4 million is projected for future improvements of the
property, however it was noted that as of now, there are no firm
long-range plans in the works.
Gregory noted that the old marina will be used as a hub for the
Suwannee River Wilderness Trail. used by canoe and kavnak
enthusiasts. He also noted other areas of the trail have undergone
improvements, such as the cabins at Fanning Springs State Park.
It is the feelings of the State Park Services that the town of
Suwannee will benefit economically as visitors on the trail stop
and use the amenities there, such as food and lodging.
Several citizens, including Chamber President Billy Miller,:
voiced their concern over the state spending money on the land:
purchase, for a venue he feels is not going to better the community.:
Gregory noted that before any plans are made, the state will.
hold public meetings so that citizens can be a part of the planning'
process.
During the discussion about the Angler's Resort property,
concerns over the lack of public boat ramps and parking were'
discussed. Once again, officials stated they were aware of the
problem, one that all of the coastal communities were
experiencing. The group was assured that it was an issue that was
seriously being addressed, but one that was not going to be solved
overnight.
Jackie Keiser of The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
gave a brief update on the McGriff Pass Dredging Project. Keiser-
stated that the permit for the dredging of the lower channel had-
finally been approved by the Department of Environmental
Protection and the Corps.
The project will include the removal of silt build-up in the 2.5
mile channel; dredging it to 75 feet wide, and five feet deep, with
an additional two feet for maintenance.
The project had been funded and was a go in 2000, but the DEP
turned down the permit for the spoilage site, which was to be a Cat
Island. Four other sites were presented to the DEP, all which were
turned down, until the most recent site, which is located 12 miles
out of town.
The additional miles to the site has brought another problem to
the project; additional costs. In 2000 the project was estimated to
cost $2 to $3 million; today the cost is estimated at eight million.
While funding is being sought, the Corps will continue with the
project; finalizing the design and then advertising for contractors
for the project.
Scarborough stated that a variety of funding venues were being
sought after.
Dixie County Commissioner Buddy Lamb stated he has
received several calls from citizens with their concerns over the
state coming in and taking over the public boat ramp that is located
next to the Angler's property. He wanted residents to know that
property belonged to the county and while the county will be
working with the state park services, they will not be turning over
jurisdiction over the boat ramp to them (state).
Lamb also asked Gregory about the Payment In Lieu Of Taxes
(PILT) program, where the county will be reimbursed for a portion
of the property tax lost when it was titled to the state. All state
properties are tax exempt. Scarborough answered the question for
Gregory, stating that the county would receive the PILT monies.
Commissioner Marcus Hays reiterated what Lamb stated,
giving additional assurance to the citizens that the county will
continue to work towards the boat ramp and parking problems.
The meeting closed with the promise to continue to keep the
public in "the loop". Meeting notices are published in the Dixie
County Advocate.


For more information
about these or any event at


either park please call 352-
493-6823
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John L. Driggers, Manager
PHONE 498-3660
US 19, South, Cross City ._ .'


Our Most Important Policy Is Trust


DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2007


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2007


In Concert


The Walkers
The Walkers from Perry, FL Saturday, February 3, 2007 at
7:00 p.m. at the Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Church (behind
Subway). For information call (352) 498-3929. Everyone is
welcome!







Old Town 542-7835 Steinhatchee 498-7637
Mary Ross & Ronnie Edmonds Steinhatchee Office
Lois Litchfield Mills Old Town Office


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INVESTORS: Nice 2/2 14 wide Mobile Home with fireplace,
on 3 fenced acres. Great for a rental. ASKING $89.000.00.
Call HERRING REALTY. (352) 542-7835 ask for Lois or
after hours (352) 542-2761.


BEST DEAL IN OLD TOWN: 4/2 2300 sq. ft. D/W. on 4 fenced
acres. This home is big enough to get lost in. with a open split plan.
Wood burning fireplace, loads of cabinets and is move-in ready.
Lots of extras. REDUCED TO $135,000.00. Call HERRING
REALTY, (352) 542-7835, ask for Lois or after hours. (352) 542-
2761.


Free Tax Preparation
Free Tax Preparation and E-lile with the Tax-Aide Program
begins February 1 and ends April 15"'. Sites will be open at
libraries in Trenton (Mondays 1-5pm) Cross City (Tuesdays I-
5pm) and Chiefland (Tuesdays 4-8pm & Fridays 12-4pm).
This program serves taxpayers of all ages with special attention
to those 60 and older. Taxpayers should bring photo I.D., social
security cards for all dependents, and all tax documents (w-2's,
SSA, 1099's, interest/dividend statements, unemployment,
childcare provider info, etc.) related to your return.
Due to IRS software delays and tax changes by Congress,
taxpayers who file itemized returns will need to come in after
March 1, 2007. Anyone who is not required to file a return and
only wants to file Form 1040 EZ-T to get the Federal Telephone
Excise Tax Credit should also wait until after March 1, 2007 to
come in.
Please call library for appointment. Trenton (463-3176) Cross
City (498-1219) and Chiefland (493-2758).







At The American Legion Hall In Lake City

FEBRUARY 2 -. 8:00 PM. 12:00 Midnight


Shady Oaks Campground

Cross City, FL

FEBRUARY 10 *- 6:00 9:00 PM.





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16552 SE 19 Hwy.
___ HELEN M. CHEWNING
Licensed Real Estate Broker
State Certified Residential Appraiser #2912
(352) 498-5189


HOfES
*-BR/1B CB home on orle BO l Cross City on east side of
courthouse. Dining rom, ~1OWlb 1Ma f foom. Has 2206 sf with city
water & sewer. $1465;0. REDUCED $100,000.

LOTS & ACREAGE
*PRICED TO SELL 4.83 Acres off Marvin Martin Road north of Cross
City $39,000.
-.20 WOODED ACRES with partial fence and entry gate near Old Town.
$200,000.
*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.
*10x100 LOT in Suwannee River Heights, off CR 349 $8,000.
-1.04 acre on CR 340 near Rock Bluff $19,999.
I.LOT 4 Camp Two Subd. off CR 351 North 2.42 Ac. $30,000.
-"Two 1-ACRE LOTS near Chiefland $35,000 each.
Q50x100 LOTS in Skyline Heights off CR 351 $6,000.
32 ACRES on Sanders road off CR 353. $380,000.
76 ACRES fenced & cleared on paved NE 326 Ave., off CR 351N.
$875,000.00.
-- 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.
*-2 high & dry lots of 3 acres each, off Spillers Highway, in Greenview
S/D $50,000. each.
-100'x100' lots in Skyline Heights Subd. $10,000.
148 High & Dry Wooded ACRES on paved road in Dixie County near
Rock Bluff. $1,036,000. Will sell in 10 acre increments at $100,000 each.


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4/3 HOME ON 3.6 ACRES mol on paved road, close to
Governor Hill Lake, handicap accessible with ramp,
nicely landscaped, $189,000 4953 NE Hwy 353
-Lot 39 Wilderness S/D, 3 acres, set-up with older Mobile
Home, sold as is, paved road frontage in Old Town, only
$47,000 NE 575 St Wilderness Rd.
-2/1 10 x 33 70s MH with roof-over and 8 x 16 addition and 8 x
16 covered porch on 50 x 160 lot, Lot 27 BIk 6 Suwannee
Gardens, two storage sheds included, lot has beautiful view of
large pasture, $26,500 SE 899 St aka Pine Street
-12x 60 MH, 2/1, lot 8 block 26 Forest Park Hills acre mol,
$25,000 NE 433 Ave
-Lots 1-4 block 20 Suwannee River Heights just off 351-U,
100x100 lot completely cleared and grassed with a few trees,
2 well and 900 gallon septic tank, corner lot, $18,000 corner of
NE 823 St & NE 517 Ave
-Lot 2 Oak Ridge S/D, 5 acres with small building, well septic
and powerpole, reduced to $79,900 NE 682 Ave
-3.36 acres with well & septic, planted pines in back, very
secluded, first left after CR 340, $55,000
-Lot 13 Deer Trails S/D 1st addition, 2.5 acres mol, lots of
oaks just off Willow Hole road, $25,000 firm NE 642 St
-Lot 27 Piney Woods S/D,1 acre mol, on paved Chavous
Road, $18,000 NE 592 St
-Lot 16 Block A Forest View S/D, 3.09 acres, on limerock road
that goes from Chavous to Hwy 349, $35.000 NE 173 Ave

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CHIEFLAND MAIN OFFICE
315 N. Main St. (U.S. Hwy. 19)
Chiefland, FL 32644
(352) 493-2221









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floors, carpet. stove, refrig.
dishwasher, cabinets. bathroom.
etc. Come take a look. $67.500.
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This Beautiful 3 Br. 2 Ba. triple
wide home near Manatee
Springs State Park. Chlefland FlI
Easy commute to Gainesville or
Ocala. Home Features den, family
room with fireplace and plenty of
room with over 1900 sqft.
$109.900. (LMH-K) 493-2221.








Lovely well maintained 2/2 DW
MH on 1 beautifully landscaped
acre. Many extras such as 10' X
28' covered front porch, chain link
fenced back yard, pole barn.
storage shed/workshop, RV port, a
kol/goldflsh pond, citrus trees.
grape arbor, concrete patio. 16' X
25' attached family room with
fireplace/grill beautiful landscaping.
& MORE. This Is one that you must
see to appreciate. Approximately
45 minutes to Gainesvllle$159.900.
(GMH-753410-JW).


Spenlsh Trace Beautiful cracker
style custom home. 3 bedroom. 2
bath. split floor plan, large wrap-a-
round porch, 3 car carport, plus
separate air conditioned workshop.
Built In 2005 with vaulted ceilings.
fireplnce & fully equipped kitchen.
Underground Irrligatilol, RV hook-
up. Call today to soo this lovely
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493-2221.

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








Very nice DW MH on 1 acre.
This 3Br. 2Ba. home is on a corner
lot on a paved street and features.
new paint, new metal roof. new AC.
new well, recently installed ceramic
tile and wood flooring, dressing
area In master bath, and more.
Close to the Suwannee River,
Shopping School, and the Gulf of
Mexico. $70,000 (DMH 754241 JW)


Well Maintain Mobile Home on
4+/- Wooded acres with nice
addition, large screen room, carport
and workshop. Convenient to
Manatee Springs and Suwannee
River. $134,900. (LMH-754945-K)
493-2221.








THIS LARGE MODULAR HOME
(1.716 sq.ft.) Is almost brand new.
The four bedroom and two baths
with a wonderful brick fire place
makes for an enjoyable place to call
home. The pasture is green and
lush with horse fencing and cross
fencing, plus a paddock.
$225,000. (Imh-754577-rh) 493-
2221


FISHERMANS PARADISE This
2/1 cypress board and batten cabin
Is perfect for your getaway
weekends In Suwanneel With a two
stall boathouse, fish cleaning area.
sundeck on top of the boathouse
with canal. nmarsh arid sunset view.
just minutes to tho Suwannee River
and the Gulf of Moxico. VERY
AFFORDABLY PRICED, this Is the
one you've be ol looking for
$350,.00 (vDW-753824-JH) 5412-
9007.


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SUWANNEE BRANCH OFFICE:
23382 SE 349 Hwy.
Suwannee, FL 32692
(352) 542-9007









MOTIVATED SELLER--Well
maintained, concrete block
house on a half acre lot. The
carport has been enclosed and
could be used as a den or
fourth bedroom. There is one
ceiling fan with central heat
and air. $99.500. (DR-752241-
RH) 493-2221.

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PRIVATE GET-A-WAY 3
Bedroom. 1 Bath rustic cabin with a
screen porch in Otter Creek,
Florida on 5 secluded acres of
timber and hardwoods. Experience
the wild outdoors In its natural
habitat and enjoy peace and quiet
while sitting around the campfire
and gazing at the stars. Priced to
sell at $145,000. (LMH-753018-D)
493-2221.

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753963-JH) 542-90


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2007

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Executive Vice President of Suwannee Lumber, Michael Dickert
(left), presented Sheets with a plaque.
Gene Sheets was honored in January, 2007 by his peers with a
retirement dinner held. Sheets hung his hard hat up after working
for the Suwannee Lumber Company for the past 36 years.
Sheets began his career in 1970 and worked as the mill's
Foreman until 1996 when the new mill was built. From 1996 until
December 30, 2006, Sheets oversaw the log line.
A mullet dinner was prepared, complete with all the fixings in
honor of Sheet's years of service. All A-shift employees were able
to enjoy the meal with Sheets, giving them the opportunity to wish
him well in his next stage in life RETIREMENT!


Division Of Forestry
Celebrates Arbor Day In Horseshoe

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Left to right are the leaders of the A-Shift Clay Dey, Chris
Grambling, and Stacey Holton with Gene (pictured second from right).


Pictured with Gene Sheets (right) is Co-Worker Andy Folsom.


If Yoa See

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mIaxiwng Call

498-3312


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5 Course Dinner
App. Fettuccine Alfredo
Salad. Roman Tomato
Soup. Italian Wedding
(choice of one)
CHICKEN BAMBINO Chicken breast topped w/
ham, much, onions, baked w/mozzarella cheese
dqr nrv r cheese, ravinli &r sninPah tfnnnd w/


amarsala wine sauce
FRUTTA' DELMAR Mussells, scallop, clams,
shrimp, calamari, crab, simmered in marinara
sauce over linguinie
RACK OF LAMB served w/balsamic potatoes &
steamed broccoli w/a mint. Cabernate sauce.
TEAK FOR 2 New York strip steak w/zucchini,
ash potatoes, topped w/mushroom black pepp.
deni.
SSpecial Lovers Dessert
CALL FOR RESER NATIONS!


115 N.W. First Street Trenton, FL 32693
(352) 463-8494
Dinner Hours: Monday Thursday 5pm-9pm Friday &
Lu Saturday 5pm- 2pm 30p
Lunch Hours: Monday Saturday lam-2:30pm


Center are Horseshoe Travis Hart-District Representative from Congressman Allen Boyd's Office and
Horseshoe Beach Mayor Kathryn Hutchinson, surrounded by councilmen and residents at the planting of a
tree at City Hall in celebration of Arbor Day.
The first Arbor Day took place on April 10, also now celebrated in other countries including
1872 in Nebraska. It was the brainchild of Julius Australia. Variations are celebrated as
Sterling Morton (1832-1902), a Nebraska 'Greening Week' of Japan, 'The New Year's
journalist and politician originally from Days of Trees' in Israel, 'The Tree-loving Week'
Michigan. Throughout his long and productive of Korea, 'The Reforestation Week' of
career, Morton worked to improve agricultural Yugoslavia, 'The Students' Afforestation Day' of
techniques in his adopted state and throughout Iceland and 'The National Festival of Tree
the United States when he served as President Planting' in India.
Grover Cleveland's Secretary of Agriculture.
But his most important legacy is Arbor Day, For several years the Division of Forestry
proposing that a special day be set aside has celebrated Arbor Day with and planting of
dedicated to tree planting and increasing native trees in selected locations throughout the
awareness of the importance of trees. county. This year the forestry team of Country
In 1970, President Richard Nixon Forester Stan Shepard and Forest Ranger Marc
proclaimed the last Friday in April as National McCaskill traveled to Horseshoe Beach where
Arbor Day. It was noted that Florida celebrates they planted a redbud tree at the City Hall and a
Arbor Day the last Friday in January, as it is the live oak at Butler Park, where all can enjoy and
prime planting time for our zone. Arbor Day is watch them grow.


Dixie County Humane
Society Adoption
Of The Week
Sally is a one year old Dalmatian-mix.
She has been spayed and has had all of her
shots. She is very sweet and loving and is
good with children and other animals. She
would make a loyal family member and would
appreciate a permanent home. If interested in
Sally, or maybe another breed, please contact
Pamela Swanson at 542-1081.
Thank you to Rare Breed Patches for
allowing us to hold adoptions at their business
this nast Saturday.


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"SAINTS ALIVE"



FEBRUARY 1, 2007

Mt. Nebo Baptist Church

Bell, Florida

10:30 A.M.

Folks 50 Years & Older Are Invited To An Exciting
Time Of Fellowship, Food and Fun.
Bring A Covered Dish For The Lunch Table.

Come Enjoy The Event!!

This is a Lafayette Baptist Association Event
Call (352) 498-3881 For More Information






DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2007


Spencer & Patterson Place At Dixie Soil & Water
Conservation District's 2007 Speaking Contest


Pictured left to right are 2"d Place Winner Anna Patterson, DSWCD Supervisors Paul Ridaught, and I"


Place Winner Arialle Spencer.
The Dixie Soil & Water Conservation
District (DSWCD) hosted their Annual speaking
Contest Banquet on Monday January 22, 2007
in Cross City at the Public Library. Darlene
Smith, with the Dixie SWCD started the
program of events by introducing DSWCD
Supervisor Nicole Spencer who welcomed
everyone to the 2007 Speaking Contest and
introduced the other DSWCD Supervisors Paul
Ridaught, H.F. Jones, Jr., Jody Stephenson and
Herman Sanchez, Jr. who was unable to attend.
Also in attendance was Hugh Thomas with the
Florida Department of Agriculture, Ray Dotson.
Soil Conservationist with Natural Resource
Conservation Service and John Stubblefield
Conservation Technician.
Supervisor Jody Stephenson introduced the
Speakers: Anna Patterson from Ruth Rains
Middle School and Arialle Spencer from Dixie
County. Both speakers gave excellent speeches
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Following the calculations from the judges
Supervisor Paul Ridaught presented the Ist
Place award to Arialle Spencer with $100.00
prize and 2nd Place to Anna Patterson with
$75.00 both received a Certificate of Award.
Supervisor H.F. Jones, Jr. ended the program
with closing remarks.
The Dixie County Soil & Water
Conservation Board's Mission is deliver natural
resources conservation technology and
education to local land users and to promote the
best land use and management practices that
will conserve, improve and sustain the natural
environment of Dixie County. The Board also
works with the schools through out the county
with various projects such as land judging,
speaking, poster contest and the Envirothon.
The Soil & Water Conservation Board office is
located in the USDA Service Center in Bronson
and can be reached at (352) 486-2672 x 3.


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You don't want to miss our
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antiques and collectibles.
There is a ton of items such as
rockers, bird cages, pictures,
and a vanity with a triple
mirror, a penny scale, and
much more. The auction will
be held Sat. Feb. 17th at Ipm,
and the location is Newberry
City Hall.
The word premium on your
pet food does not imply that it
meets or exceeds nutritional
standards; it is just a marketing
term. An example is in
selecting cat food remember
cats are carnivores. Read the
labels. If the words wheat,
corn, or other grains is listed as
a first or second ingredient, it
should not be considered as a
quality product. Protein
sources such as poultry, beef,
or fish if listed as the first
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have the initials AAFCO on
the label. AAFCO is the
acronym for the Association of
Feed Control Officials and
they set the nutrient levels for
maintenance for cats and
kittens.


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Roll Call


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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. Tallahassec. FL
*SPC James Daniel Wood -3'" BN 15'h Inf. Unit 93202
-SSgt. Brandy Langford Navarijo 27"' CSH Unit Iraq
.Sgt. Jeremy R. Pfistner. 108"' MP CO Fort Bragg. NC
*SPC. James R. Pfistner. 3/160"' Special OP Aviation Regiment Iraq
*CW4 Casey Ragsdale Special Ops -USA
*Pvt. I" Class Joshua Taylor
*Paul A. da Silva Special Forces
Cpl. Justin Eugene Robles 101" Airborne 626 FSB
*Cpl. Katherine Rebekah Dye-Robles 101st Airborne- MEDDAC
*PV2 Joseph S. Ippolito Military Police
*SGT. David J. Maxgay 62"d Army Band Ft. Bliss, TX
*SSgt. Robert McCleese C Btry / 6-52 ADA 5"' Corp Unit
*PFC David Jeffries 82nd Airborne ADAR, Ft. Bragg
*Cap. Sidney P. Hill, Jr. 144"' Transportation Div.
-Sgt. Dawn Marie Coffey Thomas -Belgium
*SPC. Joseph Bannister 103rd Inf. Ft. Carson. Colorado Springs CO
*SPC Nathan Walker Bravo BAT 5-52 ADA Iraq
*PFC Andrew Moore Delta CO 3'd Infantry Ft. Stewart, GA
*PFC William Oliver- 297h' MECH Kuwait
*SPC Joshua Corbin, B CO 532 Ml BN Camp Humphrey. Korea
*Cpl Charlotte Sullivan V Corps 21"' 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 169'" MSD Afghanistan
:Sgt. Christopher Stanis Public Affairs 118 Airborne-Iraq
*Lt. Angel Boyd Ledesma-Signal Corps, Ft. Hood, TX
.Sgt. Timothy Parsells 2"d BAT. Alpha Battery, Iraq
*PFC Wade Harrington Patrick Air Force Base
*PFC William Lansdon Irag
Pvt. James Cuvelier 35th Engr. BN, Ft. Leonard Wood. MO
*PFC Megan Kuhn-Marable Iraq
*SST Anthony Measel Uzbekistan
*PV Kariann Lubin 10"' Infantry. Ft. Leonardwood, MO
*PFC 1 Walter Clayton Mills. Ill Kuwait
*PV2 Shannon Marie Swails Ft. Leonardwood. MO
oSGT 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 4'" ID Ft. Hood. TX
*SPC 3 Jessica Randolph, Ft. Drum, NY
*PFC Robert Osteen 64"' Armor Iraq
-SGT Blaine Rhodes, Iraq
PV2 Willie (Peter) Barnes IV, Fort Leonard Wood, MO
*Thomas Polk Korea
United States Marine Corps
*LCPL Stephen Tyler Iraq
*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, 1" MHG MTOPS, Baghdad, Iraq
PFC Zachariah S. Taylor unknown address
United States Air Force
*SSGT Mike Wood 28"' Bomb Wing, B1 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 347'" Rescue Wing, Moody AFB, GA
*SSGT Vanessa Ellenberg PSC 76'h
-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 16"' AMU-Spec. Opts, (undisclosed area)
*SMSgt. Kevin Mullis Armament Sys Spec., Luke AFB Phoenix, AZ
*IsLt. David Adam Wright Robins AFB, Georgia
*SSgt. David Warhurst 5'" AMXS, Minot AFB, North Dakota
*TSgt. Robert Stark Mt. Home AFB, Idaho
*AIC Curtis James (CJ) Boyer II-Cadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan
-Airman I"' 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
*PO Ann Borcheller USS Donald Cook, Norfolk, VA
*CDR William "Trey" Wheeler, Ex. Officer, VP-10, Brunswick, MA
*AO Kimberly Parker Sanchez 126"' Sq, FA 18 NAS Lamoore, CA
*A03 Horcio Sanchez 1471h Sq USS Carl Vinson, Persian Gulf
*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 2'"d Class Clifford Aaron Revels, Jacksonville
*Robert "Bobby" Leverett ACAN, NAS, Jacksonville, FL
*SGT I Eric Sickler- Navy Recruitment Gainesville, FL
*E5 Rodriquez T. Hope-Central Command MacDill AFB Tampa, FL
--E3 Randy Nash 2"d Marine Div. 6"' Res. Aide Station Iraq
National Guard
*E3 Patrick Russell Hill, Sr., 505th Engineering Battalion, Iraq
- PVT Uriah Wade Boyer F Co795 MPBN, Ft. Leonardwood, MO
United States Coast Guard
*PS3 Malcom Osteen
*CPO Randy Ellison
*CPO Terri Paschall Gould, Mayport, Jacksonville, FL
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Tri County Marine Corps League #1018


Photo by John Howell
Pictured left to right (sitting) are Chris Christians-Paymaster, Old Town; Robert E. Lowyns-Sr. Vice,
Bronson; Harry E. Hopwood III-Commandant Cedar Key; Caspar Mullikin-Jr. Vice, Old Town; Frank
Coddington-Adjutant, Old Town; (standing) Robert M. Gollotto-Sr. Ass't Paymaster, Bronson; Paul Davis-
Ass't Toys for Tots, Fanning Springs; Ted Henley-Chaplain, Trenton; Boo Gaudin-Sgt. at Arms,
Suwannee; Vince Arcadi-Toys for Tots Chairman, Cross City.
The dedicated Marines, pictured above, have building wheelchair ramps where needed, to
been very active in the Tri County area from roofing their homes and assisting in other
marching in Civic parades, the donating of 10 general repairs.
hand operated trikes to handicapped children, to
the Toys for tots program, which last year gave The Tri County Unit meets monthly and is
an average of 8 to 10 toys to over 1,500 needy currently seeking a location to call their own.
children. They are also part of an ongoing For more information you may call (352) 463-
program that helps their fellow Marines; from 1407.


Lake City Community College

Honors President's List & Vice

President's List
LAKE CITY, FLA. Lake City Community College
congratulates the following students for scholastic achievement for
Fall 2006 Semester. The President's list is those students with a
grade point average of 4.0. The Vice President's list is those with
3.5 or higher and no grade below C in any course they have taken.
The graduates are listed by county of residence.
President's List
Dixie Jeffries, Shari Denise
Dixie Lamar, Bobbie Joyce
Gilchrist Caves, Michael Bryant


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Vice President's
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Law, Sarah M.
Martin, Morgan Lorraine
Vann, Matthew
Sheffield. Aleta Kaylee
List
Bush, Kaycee Lane
Cannon, William Duane
Hicks, Lucas
Hildebrand, Stephanie Renee'
Locke, Daniel Blaine
Watkins. Linda S.
Akins, James Christopher
Benson, Kevin Troy
Harrison, Christopher Alan
Johnson, Natasha
Mcbride-Willis. Erika
Nault, Jessica Noel
Nobs. Amanda Jeanne
Smith. Krysten Ashley
Westmoreland. Robin
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According to Dixie County
Sheriff Dewey Hatcher, over
the past month his office has
received numerous complaints
regarding a fraudulent
sweepstakes. Through an
investigation it has been
learned that some residents
have received a prize
notification final notice from
GUARDIAN GROUP Inc.
Some of these letters have
included official looking,
computerized checks. Those
checks are not valid, nor is the
sweepstake.
We encourage everyone to
be vigilant when they receive
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checks for unknown reasons in
the mail, and to beware there is
always a possibility that it may
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Tides for the Coast of Dixie County
February 1, February 28, 2007
Day Date Moon HI FT LO FT HI FT LO FT HI FT
Thu 1-Feb 94% 12:39 AM 3.2 ft. 8:12 AM -0. fl. 2:34 PM 2.5 f. 7:54 PM 1.1 1.
Fri 2-Feb 100% 1:25AM 3.2.11. 8:45AM -0.7 I1. 2:57 PM 2.6 ft. 833 PM 0.8,
Sat 3-Feb 93% 2:06 AM 3.2 ft, 9:13 AM -0.6 It 3:18 PM 2.7 1f. :09 PM 0.6 II.
Sun 4-Feb 87% 2:44 AM 3.1 1. 9:39 AM -0.4ft. 3:38PM 2.8 ft. 9:45 PM 0.5 ft,
Mon 5-Feb 81% 3:22 AM 3.0 ft. 10:04 AM -0.1 ft. 3:59 PM 2.9 ft. 10:19 PM 0.3 ft.
Tue 6-Feb 75% 4:00 AM 2.8 t. 10:28 AM 0.1 1. 4:21 PM 2.9 f. 10:55 PM 0.2 II.
Wed 7-Feb 69% 4:41 AM 2.6ft. 10:53AM 0.4 ft. 4:44PM3,011ft 11:34 PM0.1 II.
Thu 8-Feb 63% 5:26 AM2.3 f. 11:19AM0.7fl. 5:12 PM 3.0ft.
Fri 9-Feb 57% 12:19AM 0.1 ft 6:23AM 2.011. 11:49 AM 1.0 ft, 5:45 PM 3.0,
Sat 10-Feb 51% 1:16AM 0.2ft. 7:43AM 1.8ft. 12:25PM 1.3 ft. 6:29 PM 2.9ft.
Sun 11-Feb 45% 2:33AM 0,2ft. 9:38AM 1.7ft, 1:23PM 1.6f11 7:32 PM 2.8ft.
Mon 12-Feb 38% 4:05AM 0.0ft. 11:37AM 1.9 t. 3:10PM 1.8ft. 8:53PM 2,81ft
Tue 13-Feb 32% 5:23 AM -0.2 It. 12:36 PM 2,1 ft. 4:49 PM 1.8 1. 10:13 PM 2.9 ft.
Wed 14-Feb 25% 6:20AM -0.5ft. 1:12PM 2,3ft. 5:58PM 1.6ft. 11:20 PM 31 ft.
Thu 15-Feb 18% 7:06 AM -0.8 1:42 PM 2.5 ft. 6:51 PM 1.2 f
Fri 16-Feb 10% 12:17 AM 3.3ft. 7:46 AM -0.9 ft. 2:09 PM 2.6 ft. 7:38 PM 0.9t.
Sat 17-Feb 3% 1:09AM 3.5 ft. 8:23 AM -0. ft. 2:34 PM 2.8ft. 8:21 PM 05 ft.
Sun 18-Feb 5% 1:58AM 3.5ft. 8:58AM -0.8 f1. 2:59PM 2,9ft. 9:04 PM 0.1 t1.
Mon 19-Feb 12% 2:47 AM 3.4ft. 9:32 AM -0.5ft. 3:23 PM 3.0 ft. 9:48 PM -0.2 It.
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Fri 23-Feb 43% 12:17AM -0.3 It. 6:26AM 2.1ft 11:38 AM 1.2ft. 5:30 PM 3.2ft.
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Tue 27-Feb 70% 5:48 AM -0.3 fI, 12:46 PM 2.1 II, 5:12 PM 1.7 ft1 10:45 PM 2.8 f.
Wed 28-Feb 77% 6:38 AM -0.4 ft 1:11 PM 2.311. 6:16 PM 1.3 ft 11:50PM 3.0f1.
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For the week ended January 25, 2007
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 6,115,
compared to 6,964 last week, and 7,831 a year ago. According to
the Florida Federal State Livestock Market News Service:
Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and Bulls were steady to
2.00 higher; feeder steers and heifers steady to 2.00 higher.
FEEDER STEERS:
Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs. ---130.00-200.00
300-400 lbs.---106.00-144.00
400-500 lbs.---92.00-115.00
FEEDER HEIFERS:
Medium & large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs. ---106.00-185.00
300-400 lbs.---95.00-125.00
400-500 lbs.---86.00-102.50
SLAUGHTER COWS:
Lean: 750-1200 Ibs. --- 85-90 percent 43.00-48.00
SLAUGHTER BULLS;
Yield Grade No. 1-2 1000-2100 lbs. 56.00-65.00


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dancer, having performed with the Russian Ballet, has brought experience to the musical.
"We could not have been more honored to have Marcia be a part of this play," stated Sandra.
"She has been great fun to work with and taught us all so much," Sandra added.
The cast is comprised of local talent, Rick Gordon, Dotti South and Claudette Nelson. Also
starring are Jennifer Rucker Harvard, Karen Powers, Tom Browne, Chris Driggers, Russ & Kay
McCallister, Carol Neubert, Ted Patrick, Linda White, Charles Wilber, and Sandra's "significant
other" Tony Zenner.
The players bring to life Sandra's story about a washed up 1950 rock'n'roller named Harry
Amazon. Harry, who has been out of the lime light for some years, is spotted living in North
Florida. Somehow he is roped into doing a concert for a small community's centennial celebration.
It took Sandra five years to complete her first work. Over the years she would be inspired and
write down the words and lyrics; a skill she acquired through years of music and voice lessons as
well as her own talent.
"As I looked over my songs one day, it hit me, together they told a story," Sandra stated. "I was
encouraged to tie up the loose ends, and before I knew ii, 'Midnight at the Starlight' was born!"
Tom Browne, who is an active member of the Dixie County Historical Society, was instrumental
in getting the stage for the play. Tom worked on the renovation project at the old Old Town
Elementary School, and is very excited about the community coming out to see the results of all the
hard work that was put into the project.
As a tribute to the historical landmark and those who fought to keep the rich history of the
building alive, proceeds from the play will go to benefit the Dixie County Historical Society. It was
noted that several of the cast members attended school when it was operational and even performed
plays on the very stage they will grace on February 8th. Several others in the cast, including Sandra
and her husband, taught on the old campus. What a reunion it will be!
This is a must see event! It is recommended that you get your tickets early, as general seating is
limited. Doors will open each night at 6:45 p.m. The musical will be performed for three nights,
Thursday, February 8" (cost $6.00); Friday, February 9"' and Saturday, February 10th (cost $8.00)..
Tickets can be purchased at the Dixie Music Center, Dixie County Historical Society Members or at,
the auditorium prior to the show. For more information you may call (352) 542-3001.


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2007


LCCC Nursing
Department
Initiates Group
Advising
Sessions
LAKE CITY, Fla. The
associate in science in nursing
(ASDN) and LPN to RN.
bridge track (LPN-RN Bridge)
programs at Lake City
Community College have
initiated monthly Nursing
Group Advising Sessions. The
next session will be Thursday,


February 7, 11:30 p.m. in the
Barney E. McRae Jr. M.D.,
Medical Technology Building
103, room 106. These group
sessions are open to all
students interested in the
ASDN or LPN-RN Bridge
programs. If you plan to apply
to the nursing program you
must attend one of these
sessions no later than the
semester prior to the semester
you plan to apply. Since
attendance is mandatory, roll
will be taken to document your
attendance. The session will
last approximately one hour.


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times are available by calling
the LCCC Academy of Allied
Health Programs at (386) 754-
4404 or (386) 754-4231.


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Newberry American Legion
Post 149 will meet on Tuesday,
February 6, at 7:00 PM at the
Post Home on SR-26, on the
west side of Newberry. Come on
out and join with your fellow
veterans and continue to serve
America.
There are so many programs
the American Legion is involved
with, and help in operating those
programs are always needed.
The community benefits by many
programs for the youth and local
students have opportunities to
earn scholarships through the
American Legion. For more
information on these
opportunities, contact your local
American Legion Post.
Continue to remember our
Armed Forces each day in your
thoughts and prayers. Here at
home, continue to watch over our
Legionnaires, veterans, widows
arid the families of those called to
active duty in service to America,
helping out whenever and
however we can.
For God and Country
Wayne Gravely, Post 149

Levy County
Quilt Museum
Log Cabin Quilters met
Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Levy
County Quilt Museum. After
the overnight rain members
finally got to the museum and
quilting went on until about 2
p.m. There is always two or
three of four at the four quilts
that is being worked on.
Tuesday, Jarrod and some
boys was out and they really
did a days work. We had two
80-yard rolls of batting that
came in from North Carolina.
Three of them measured, cut,
folded and tied almost 60 roll
to be used this year for our
quilting. Two cracked and
hulled out pecans and all of
this is so much help to us.
They do the many things that
keep our museum going great.
Marie and I will be going
to Tampa to take the quilts,
erafts and dolls to the State
-air. Some will be 'going
tuesday to help judge and
what a great time we have.
Then on the 13"' of February,
Se go back on the bus to see
what has ribbons.
Dinner was so good today.
it seems we have the best
cooks and today was fried
potato, collards, cornbread,
-lasagna, Cuban bread, fruit
salads, chocolate pie,
Joanelle's pound cake and
more.


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