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Title: Dixie County advocate
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Creation Date: February 22, 2007
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Area Youth Gear Up For


Annual Suwannee River


Fair & Livestock Show


Pictured left are Caylan Davis and her horse, Cocoa. Twelve-year-old Caylan is a veteran rider in the Horse
Show, with this being her 4th year to compete. Davis will be riding on behalf of the Dixie Middle FFA in the
Speed Events. Pictured right are Sydney Groom and Buttercup. Groom will be showing the 4-nonth-old Red
Rex rabbit in the Cloverbud Show this year. This is Groom's first year to compete and she is anxious to
represent the Dixie Wrangler 4-H Club.
SBy Terri Langford
Time has approached, and area youth are The Horse Show will kick off the Fair on
busy making last minute preparations to show Sat. Mar. 3, beginning 10:00 am. This show has
their animal and home economic entry in the always brought out the best riders and showmen
2007 Suwannee River Fair & Livestock Show. and showwomen in the Tri-County area.
This is a much anticipated event by FFA and Throughout the day the riders will perform in
S 4-H'ers in Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy counties, the speed and performance events.
See "YOUTH FAIR" pg. 5A


Pictured top are items recovered from a burglary that took place last Wednesday at the Dixie County High
School. Below are suspects, Wendell Mincey, Clyde Yarrell, and Terrell Posley, all three remain in the Dixie
County Jail, charged with the burglary and grand theft.
By Terri Langford
On Feb. 14 the Dixie County Sheriff's Office, along with the Cross City Police Department,
answered a call to the Dixie County High School concerning a burglary. Both the main campus and
vocational school campus had been broken into with numerous items taken from the classrooms and
offices. See "BURGLARY"page 5A

Dixie District Schools

Recoanize 2006-2007 Shnnol


Meth lab st Related Employees of the Year

eads To Edith Valentine Named District Employee of the Year


Arrest Of Two


Mr. Clifford Clark, Sr.
You are cordially invited to come and help celebrate
Mr. Clifford Clark, Sr.'s
1061' Birthday
Saturday, February 24th, 2007
beginning at 12 PM
at the home of his Grandson,
Mr. Derwin Tyson
Soff Hwy 351A, left on the Timber's Road,
; second house on left.
S You may call 498-1924 for more information.



Property Owners Voice

concernss At Legislative

Hearing on Property Tax

i.Reform
B-- y Briar Keathley
:-:' Taxpayers from Dixie, Levy, Gilchrist, Taylor, Marion, Citrus,
:'Columbia and other nearby counties voiced their concerns Tuesday
night at Chiefland High School during a legislative hearing on
..property tax reform.
;,-,>The hearing was one of several being held across the state
-aallowing taxpayers the opportunity to tell state senators and
representativess how property taxes affect them and what changes
they feel should be made. The consensus was strong amongst those
who spoke before the delegation members-reduce the rising
property taxes because we cannot afford it-and each had an
opinion on how it can be accomplished.
I For the complete story, including the concerns from Dixie
County taxpayers please see next week's issue of the Advocate.


Pictured from the top Carol
Annette Roberson; bottom -
Michael Scott Cannon.
The Dixie County Sheriff's
Office arrested a man and
woman Feb. 17 on one count
each of the Manufacturing of
Methamphetamine and
Possession of Listed
Chemicals.
According to the report,
Michael Scott Cannon, 46, and
See "METH"pg. 5A


The Dixie County School Board recognized the 2006-2007 School Related Employees of the Year. Pictured
left to right (front row) are Jody Livingston, Glenda Keen, Superintendent of Schools Dennis W. Bennett,
Edith Valentine, Robyn Wilkerson, and Macaele Wood. Back row (left to right) School Board Members
Glenn Osteen, Tim Alexander, Dwayne Top Rollison, David Keen and Pat Bell.
By Terri Langford
The Dixie County School Board recognized supervisor stated that Keen's efficiency and
Sthe 2006-2007 School Related Employees of the Ip- .i' m.lit, make it a pleasure to work with her.
Year at their last Board Meeting on Feb. 13, Ri."I ni Wilkerson is in her thirteenth year at
Each principal had an opportunity to speak Dixie 'outyII High School. She began her
praises on this year's recipients for their career as the secretary for Principal Mike
schools. McCaskill and then for Principal Charlotte Lord.
Glenda Keen is the recipient for Anderson This year, Wilkerson transferred to the high
Elementary School, she has worked in the school's bookkeeping position. Wilkerson is a
cafeteria for four years as their head cashier. valuable employee, always willing to perform
She is the first one to greet the kids each tasks asked of her.
morning, making sure they get that all important Connie Land is the lovely lady that greets
meal before their school day starts. At staff, students and visitors as they enter Old
lunchtime Keen keeps the lines moving. Her Town
See "SCHOOL RELATED"page 5A


Burglars Hit DCHS



& Vocational School
Three Arrested On Felony Charges.. .Additional Arrests Pending


Clifford Clark, Sr. To

Celebrate 106th Birthday


FCAT Testing
Begins Feb. 26
Parents don't forget Dixie
District Schools will be
administering the FCAT
Feb. 26 through March 8.
This is the state assessment
test that measures the
progress that students have
made in meeting the
requirements set forth in the
Sunshine State Standards.
We want our students to do
great, so please refer to page
5B for tips on preparing
students for testing. Thank
you.


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


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I -Jerry Prater
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Working' on the railroad
As if the imprisonment of US Border Patrol agents Jose
Compean and Ignacio Ramos wasn't outrageous enough, we
recently learned that Ramos was severely beaten by a gang of
inmates while in prison. Federal authorities are reluctant to reveal
any particulars, but it appears likely that Ramos' attackers were
Mexican illegals who had been caught smuggling drugs and/or
other Mexicans into the country. (Simply entering the country
illegally doesn't get you sent to prison.)
The details of this travesty of justice have emerged gradually, as
it has become increasingly clear that the federal government wants
to keep as much relevant information under wraps as possible.
The charge that sent Ramos and Compean to prison was that
they shot and slightly wounded an illegal alien as he was fleeing in
an effort to get back across the border, failed to file a report, then
lied about it and otherwise attempted to conceal evidence when the
incident came to light.
The illegal interloper was Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila, a drug
runner who was attempting to smuggle 800 pounds of marijuana
(street value, approx. $1 million) into the country. The drugs were
seized, but the smuggler escaped after taking a bullet in his
butt--though it turns out that he had turned as though he had a
gun and was about to fire a few shots at the officers. That's a
reasonable cause to use deadly force if one chooses to take the word
;ofthe law enforcement people over that of the criminal.
However, the decision was to prefer the word of the drug
:smuggler. Aldrete-Davila was located through diplomatic channels
and offered immunity from prosecution in exchange for his
::testimony against the agents. Somehow, that comes across as
buying the criminal's testimony in order to prosecute the officers
:who were trying to arrest him; but then, what do I know?
In any event, Aldrete-Davila was later apprehended crossing
,:the border with another load of marijuana, but no charges were
brought and the incident was hushed up because Ramos and
Compean had not been brought to trial at the time, and it certainly
wouldn't do to have the prosecution's star witness show up in a
prison uniform, now, would it?
It turns out that Ramos and Compean did report the incident,
only not in writing. A minor policy infraction, something that
Should merit a slap on the wrist, not more than ten years in the
;slam.
If that's not bad enough, three members of the jury claim that
they were inclined to vote for acquittal, but were told by the jury
foreman that a unanimous verdict was required and therefore they
had to vote with the other nine jurors regardless of what they
believed. The fact is that a unanimous verdict is required to convict
; or to acquit in a criminal trial, but lacking a unanimous verdict the
result is a "hung jury," and the case has to be re-tried. For some
reason, the presiding judge apparently failed to point this out to
the jurors.
The above roster of irregularities constitutes only a few of the
"highlights of what went wrong in the case. At this writing, the


government won't release a transcript of the trial, thereby
preventing an appeal, perhaps in hopes that the public interest will
eventually die down and Compean and Ramos will be forgotten, as
will the fact that they were railroaded by a government that
apparently doesn't really want to curtail illegal immigration and
drug smuggling.
And meanwhile, Aldrete-Davila is suing the United States
government for five million taxpayer dollars because his "civil
rights" were violated.
President Bush is aware if the situation, and could set things
Straight with a presidential pardon, followed by a thorough investi-
gation of how in the hell something like this was allowed to happen
in the first place.


Dixie County

Jail Log
FEBRUARY 12
SNELLGROVE, CURTIS RAY, 33,
DWLS/R Habitual Offender,
larceny, Narcotic Equipment -
Possession. Deputy King.
DAVIS, TWANANTHONY
LAQUAN, 38, DWLS/R,
Possession -20 Grams Marijuana,
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Deputy Watson.
FEBRUARY 13
ASBURY, DONALD E., 43, Battery
of Child, Criminal Mischief, Sell or
Giving Alcohol To Someone Under
21, Possession -20 Grams
Marijuana, Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia. Officer R.
Edmonds.
LEDBETTER, DAVID SANDERS,
31, VOP Grand Theft. Officer
Fowler.
FEBRUARY 14
HARRIS, LONNIE HENRY, 47,
VOP Lewd & Lascivious. Officer
R. Fuller.
MINCEY, TERRELL LAMAR,
Possession of Controlled
Substance, Burglary, Grand Theft,
Criminal Mischief. Inv. J. Valentine:
YARRELLS, CLYDE, 18, Burglary,
Grand Theft, Criminal Mischief. Inv.
J. Valentine.
POSLEY, TERRELL C., 20, Grand
Theft, Accessory After The Fact,
Dealing In Stolen Property, VOP -
Burglary of Dwelling. Inv. J.
Valentine.
MOONEY, PENNY ANN, 31, Hold
For GCSO.
SALLEY, APRIL MARIE, 32, Hold
For GCSO.
HYMEL, DEBRA, 36, Hold For
GCSO.
MOORE, COURTNEY L. 31, Hold
For GCSO.
WRIGHT, MARY LOU, 54, Hold
For GCSO.
FEBRUARY 15
BASS, WESLEY DEAN, 47, VOP
- DWLS/R. Officer Royce.
BRYANT, MICHAEL ALLEN, 33,
Hold For Court.
PINNER, CHARLES B., 30,
Introduction of Contraband Into
County Facility. Officer Riley.
CARPENTER, LLOYD
NICHOLAS, 41, Felony Battery
Warrant. Officer J. Hoover.
SIMPSON, WILLIE RAY III, 26,
Hold For Court.
PITTS, JANET RUTH, 60, DUI,
FWC T. Cooper.
FEBRUARY 16
SHEPPARD, TRAVIS PACER, 34,
Aggravated Assault On Law
Enforcement Officer, Resisting
Without Violence, Domestic
Violence, Threatening Public
Servant. Deputy Daniels.
FEBRUARY 17
CANNON, MICHAEL SCOTT, 46,
Manufacturing of Meth, Possession
of Listed Chemicals. Sgt. M.
Brannin.
ROBERSON, CAROL A., 37,
Possession of Listed Chemicals.
Manufacturing of Meth. Sgt. M.
Brannin.
FEBRUARY 18
BYRUM, CHARLOTTE IRENE, 47,
VOP Fraud (3) Counts. Deputy
Hart.
STONE, JAMES MONROE, 49,
VOP DWLS/R (Gilchrist Co.)
Deputy Watson.
FEBRUARY 19

Letter To The

Editor
Bravo to the good people of
Dixie County! It is quite
obvious (and scary to
collectivists like the ACLU)
that you are independent and
will not take to having freedom
taken away for you. Keep up
the good fight and counter-sue
after you are found not to have
violated the constitution...
Andrew O. Huddleston.
Jonesborough, TN 37659

Letter To

The Editor
Dear Sirs-
Stand Tall!!! Don't let those
socialist atheists at the ACLU
dictate what the local folks can
and can't do at their own
courthouse!
Grace Kent

Letter To

The Editor
Keep up your fight in
displaying the 10 laws that all
need to learn and try to obey to
have a decent society. Reveal
the ACLU for what they are--
wicked people trying to
destroy the greatness that
makes America. I am so proud
of you.
Ruth Carlson, MN

Letter To The


Editor
Dear Folks of Dixie County'
It is so good to hear of a
community that is willing to
stand for what they believe in
and stand up against the
bullying ACLU. Your stand to
defend your monument on
your court house steps is worth
the fight.
I am so proud of you and the
stand you are taking. Many,
many of us in the rest of the
country are supporting you.
God be with you.
Taylor Green


An Open Letter To The Citizens of Dixie

County, My Birthplace
Let us gut the old saw we.all know, and stand it on its head. Let me ask not vhat we can do for my
country, but what our county, viz., Dixie County, can do for us. Apparently this is made possible by a
new twist of county commission reasoning. For I, born in Cross City and native resident there the first
17 years of my life, have already served my country, in Tokyo and Yokohama Harbor, persuasively
9,000 miles from home.
To return to what? To return to a County Commission, a half-century later only to witness the
wholesale abandonment of the U.S. Constitution, and a supposed flouting of its core principles? Do not
the commission members grasp the intent of the 1st Amendment to THE BILL OF RIGHTS to the
Constitution, effecting the clear separation of church and state, or do the governing fathers of today's
rural hamlet hugging the Nature Coast of Florida devise itself somehow separate and apart, and not an
entity to otherwise obey our sacred foundations and way of life?
Before the county fathers would ever submit to the whim of a local major contributor, to have a
semblance of the Ten Commandments monument placed literally at the courthouse steps, at its seat:of
power, did the commission even bother to entertain the question of its overall appropriateness, and:to
whether such placement would meet legal muster? Did its members plumb the learned opinions of the
township's elder statesmen, or its retired educators? I think not.
Back in the late Forties, my uncle served as Principal of Dixie County High School, pinchhitting-as
an instructor of civics, government, English and algebra. It was Uncle Marshall Davies who had:as
pupils the grandfathers of the kids who grew to be today's crop of sitting commissioners. Unele
Marshall's prime intent was to see that all the children in his realm of influence would grow and legrn
to their educational pace, and above all become economically self-sufficient. Times and conditions
were so utterly raw and hard back in those days, but he was thorough and self-motivated to exact the
measure of each and every student, for that is the sole function and ambition of an educator. But nqw
to what avail, if these children of my uncle's pupils evolved to commit today's malfeasance in elected
office? Yes, malfeasance!
Another blunder and misstep of the commission is to have adopted the faulty logic of its own legal
guide, the attorney advising the panel. The attorney abandoned logic, emotionally blending with-the
religious fervor of the crowd to tell Fox TV network that Dixie is Dixie, and the balance of the nation
could go chase itself. I suspect that when this egregious abuse of judgment is said and done, that
lawyer will find himself hauled before The Florida Bar and made to show cause why he should be
allowed to keep his license to practice law. This stems from the fact that there is clear precedent
barring such a monument in its particular location, viz., the Establishment Clause. Never in my day
would I have dreamed of so callous a scenario. And here I was a half-century ago, during the military
years, trying to save the country, not bury the country, as is being done in such cavalier fashion today.
This scenario, if played out, and somehow not interrupted, would see a petition filed, addressed in
Federal court, and the first sitting magistrate hearing the case handing down an order mandating the
effective removal of The Rock from the courthouse steps property. Should the members of the
Commission self-righteously disobey, another order would be entered dispatching the United States
Marshals Service, and attendant force, as deemed necessary. The commissioners would be placed in
large black vans and transported to Jacksonville for detention. Should local police officials dare to
intervene, they too would be stripped and transported to lockup, and the lot of them cited for contempt.
Google's lenses would peer from the heavens, capturing the moment, that all here is not fun and
games. This, my friends, is what you do not know, and what you should begin knowing. One simply
does not set out to find himself on the muzzle end of a federal court order. And for good reason,
otherwise the entire nation would splinter into chaos. A very similar situation, as relates to this case,
played out just a while ago, which saw the chief justice of a state supreme court driven from offic(ofi
a federal contempt citation, and finally disbarred from the practice of law itself. My Word, doesid4t
Cross City begin to get the drift of walking this thin line? "
As I see it, there does exist a legal out, a plausible exit, and that too is gracious in the process. Th1
prime mover, the major sponsor of the Big Rock project who came forward to make the endeadr
financially possible, could adopt a change of heart, and entreat the commission to reverse its effatrtS,
and remove the monolith. Mister Joe could then step in, lasso his Rock, and drag it to the far northWeSt
quadrant of his cow pasture, for the cows to dwell upon while contemplating the Absolute Ietl
existing in time and space.
Within a month or two the good townsfolk would begin to savor how strangely sweeter the milE.
Yes, this is the upside, and just look at the enormous amount of money the county saved in not having
to fight this legal monster, a case unwinnable on its face, a case to forever stain the legitimacy ofth1e
county, a case in effect rendered moot before it was to get off the ground. Because Mister Joe finally
saw the courage to do the right thing and tacitly agree to withdraw the monument, before the
authorities really noticed. But the county must go about its duty and act quickly now, if it want to
preserve its legacy.
My intent here is not to be brash, but to be forthright. After all, I was born 70 years ago in Cross
City, less than a quarter-mile from the old courthouse's eastern steps. I and friends played as kids-on
and around those steps in the far and distant yesteryear. I admire my little hometown, and ache for its
relative simplicity and laid-back demeanor. But the way the county commission of today measures
simplicity, against being downright simple, might find the two mutually exclusive. Therein lies the
problem.
Page Davies
DCHS Class of 1954
Clearwater, Fla.

Letter To The Editor
According to the ACLU press release dated 2/7/07 the ACLU has filed a lawsuit in federal codrt
challenging the constitutionality of a governmental display of a Ten Commandments monument
erected in front of the Dixie County Courthouse.
The press release further states The Establishment Clause in the First Amendment of the
Constitution guarantees that government will not prescribe religion.
The ACLU further states that erecting one version of the Ten Commandments sends a signal to
others that they are not welcome and will be treated unfairly. I consider this to be a dishonest attempt
by the ACLU to drive God and Christianity out of America. Amendment 1 of the Constitution begins
with: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the frMe
exercise therof. This was written to protect freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. People
come to America to be free to practice their religious beliefs not to be told they can not. Thie
Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights all show that our Founding Fathers
intended the United States of America to be a nation under God.
Let's see where God and the Ten Commandments fit in the founding of the United States of
America. The Ten Commandments are engraved on the doors of the Supreme Court, inside 'the
courtroom, over the chair of the Chief Justice, and over the east portico of the Supreme Court building
itself. All sessions of the Supreme Court begin with the announcing of "God save the United States and
this honorable court." The top of the Washington monument capstone reads Laus Deo, which means
"Praise be to God." A quote by George Washington:" It is, a duty of all nations to acknowledge the
providence of Almighty God and to obey His will." A quote by Abraham Lincoln: "I am profitably
engaged in reading the Bible. Take all of this Book upon reason that you can, and the balance by faith,
and you will live and die a better man." A quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "O Lord, give us faith.
Give us faith in Thee; faith in our sons; faith in each other; faith in our united crusade. Thy will 'be
done, Almighty God. Amen." A quote by John Adams:,"The highest story of the American RevolOtion
is this: It connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles'of
Christianity."
In 250 years the United States of America under God became the wealthiest, most powerful nation
on earth with people from all comers of the earth waiting in line to get here to pursue their dreams; in
fact we also have approximately twelve million people who didn't wait in line and are here illegally.
There must be something going on that makes everyone want to share in it, our Founding Fathers with
God's blessing got it right. Leave it as it is.
Now is the time for the silent majority to speak up and take a stand, our heritage and beliefs Are
defined by our Founding Fathers in our Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights.
Now the ACLU wants to change all this, one wonders where they would lead us. I say NO, leave itfas


it is. God Bless Us All, Amen.
Arch Carris
Dixie County

Letter To The

Editor
It's about time someone
started standing up to the
ACLU and their anti-
American, anti-Christian goals.
I'm proud of the strength and
commitment of your citizens
and I stand with you.
Barry Levy
City of Wichita Falls
940-761-7401

Letter To

The Editor
To the citizens of Dixie
County:
This lawsuit concerning the
Ten Commandments is


outrageous. There are far more
important things that the
ACLU can file suit over. I
hope that the long time citizens
and new residents of Dixie
County fight this lawsuit to the
bitter end. There are far too
few good people in the world
and everyone I have ever met
in the county are good, decent
people. Much better than
where I come from and live. I
left Dixie County after a few
months but I intend on
returning there eventually
Please fight this lawsuit and
retain the Ten Commandments
and everything else that makes
Dixie County what it is today.
Sincerely,
Benjamin Damron


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-Robert Louis Stevenson
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To
Matthew Dwiight Walker
On Saturday, the twenty-fourth of March
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Atfive o'clockin the afternoon
First Baptist church
Cross City, florida
local invitations wil be sent. allfamily andjriends are invited to
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tsp. parsley, dried
Y2 tsp. oregano, dried
tsp. sugar
Saut6 garlic cloves in
olive oil in a nonstick skil-
let for 1 minute-:do not
allow garlic to brown. Add
spinach; saute until wilted.
Add tomatoes, basil, pars-
ley, oregano and sugar;
cook over medium heat,
until heated through.
Prepare polenta accord-
ing to package. Heat tuna
fillets according to pack-
age. Place polenta on plate
and top with tuna fillets.
Put tomato and spinach
mixture over tuna fillets.
Sprinkle with Parmesan
cheese as desired.


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TY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007 3A
Non-Profit Has Erected More Ten Commandments
Monuments In 30 Months Than The ACLU Has
Removed In Nearly 30 Years!
OMAHA, NE -Project Moses is a national non-profit
organization working to reverse the moral backsliding of this
great republic through the restoration of respect for the Ten
Commandments. How is the project doing this? By placing
large Ten Commandments monuments on private property but
for PUBLIC viewing largely on church properties, right out :
front by the street. So far it's placed more Ten Commandments .
monuments in 30 months than the ACLU has removed, via
litigation rnd intimidation, in the last 30 years!
Onp individual, John Menghini, Sr. a member of Ascension ; :.
Parish in Overland Park, Kansas, founded Project Moses (PM) ..'
four years ago. The removal of the Commandments from the .-
Kansas City courthouse lawn in 2000 so alarmed Mr. Menghini ''- .-' .' t
that he tried to think of a constructive way to fight back. Using
his business acumen, he chose to get involved, not in the
political battles over the Commandments, but through speaking
with many religious leaders from Jewish, Catholic and
Protestant faiths about embarking on a plan to erect beautiful,
prominent monuments depicting the Ten Commandments on Jewish and Christian properties.
Proceeds from these large monuments will go toward the funding of the construction of the
National Judeo-Christian Memorial to Moses and the Ten Commandments on private property ih
Washington, DC similar in scope to the Jefferson Memorial which will forever provide a place in
our nation's capitol where the Commandments can be learned and revered, and the role they have
played in the founding of the country can be protected from historical revisionists.
A 6.5 acre site on private property in Washington D.C. has been identified and made available tb
Project Moses; however, the National Park Service has been contacted in an effort to secure a site oi
the National Mall. No matter which site is chosen, Project Moses and the memorial organizers hope
to have the national memorial ready for visitors by 2010. The centerpieces of this memorial will be
an'l 8- to 24-foot bronze statue of Moses and an enormous stone slate of the Commandments.
It is the hope of PM to establish 7,000 Ten Commandment monuments at churches, synagogues,
religious schools and private properties to fund the completion of this $10 million memorial.
Mr. Menghini has often said that we rightly get upset when the Commandments are wrongfully
removed from our public places but when you look at where monuments to the Commandments will
have the greatest viewing and impact on peoples lives; they need to be on our own places of worship,
religious schools and private properties. The added benefit to placing the Commandments in these
locations is that anti-religious symbol civil liberty groups will be unable to do anything about it.
In 30 months, PM has been responsible for just over 250 Ten Commandments monuments (64" tall
x 42" wide x 24" deep made of marble from Mt. Sinai) placed in 34 states.
It was assumed that evangelicals would lead the way in the placement of these monuments, but, in
reality, it has been the Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus who are erecting Ten
Commandments monuments at an unbelievable pace!
Joe Worthing, executive director of PM, is quoted frequently as saying. "We here at Project Moses
support the display of the Ten Commandments on public property. Make no mistake about that, but
if the first place someone sees the Ten Commandments is a court house, that's probably why he is
there!" The Ten Commandments should be on all religious properties, not just for it's church
members, but also the community the church resides in, as a whole, he continued.
In 2004, the city of Duluth, Minn., provided a great example of the power of PM. The ACLU was
attacking the city because of a Ten Commandments' display at city hall. Mr. Worthing was invited to
speak at a non-denominational event about PM. While the city council caved in to the ACLU, the
fruits of Mr. Worthing's meeting produced the placement of over six monuments on the busy streets
in and around Duluth.
"These monuments will never be removed and are lit 24/7 for everyone to see," said Worthing.
The Catholic Bishop of Duluth, Bishop Schnoor, spoke with him later and said, "Joe, it is amazing,
I have talked with people who have lived here for more than 60 years and they didn't even know the
Commandments were at city hall. Now the Commandments are in the papers every week and
thousands of people drive by them daily God is good!"
Please go to http://www.projectmoses.com too learn more about the project and to view the Ten
Commandments monuments, the projected national monument, as well as smaller desk size and yard
size monuments for personal purchase; or phone: 1-888-MOSES-10 (1-888-667-3710). Because the
monuments are produced in either the St. Augustine. King James and Jewish numbering tradition,
PM has been able to work across denominational lines.


,.Log Cabin
; ;Quilters
-. Log cabin Quilters met
-..Thursday, Feb 15" at the Levy
Co. Quilt museum. What a
.nice day we had when nine
..ladies from Dunnellon came to
.-visit. We also had visitors from
.Tenn. and it was a busy day.
Our trip to the State Fair was
great.. It's a 12 hours trip but
;-worth it. We saw many quilts
.and crafts. The weather was
: "fine in the AM. We did have
,,rain through lunchtime but it
cleared before we started
.-,bhome. The worst was the
..traffic and it was great to be
-.home, and that everyone was
safe it was a wonderful day.
The quilt that's being quilted
for the Watermelon Festival
will soon be finished and one
more, The Log Cabin we will
give away at the Quilt show in
Dec. It will be ready to hem,
and then we start on next
Sear's projects. It is always a
usy time and we all enjoy
seeing all the crafts and quilts
that's being made. Goldie has
finished a Dutch Boy and Girl
quilt she has made for her
great granddaughter. We sold
the one she was going to give
her, so she had to make
another one. Lunch was so
gbod with chicken, fried okra,
squash, salads, breads and lots
of cake and desserts.

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one must give an order
to oneself.
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That I am thinking of
Your happiness on this,
your day,
With pleasure and
with love.
Love...
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Dylan O'steen


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MISS ABBI NESSMITH
turned 4 years old Saturday, February 17th. She
celebrated her party at the park with lots of family
and friends!
You are growing up so quick; we can't believe
you're ready for school now! We love you very
much Sister!
SDaddy, Mama & Luke


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EDIXID COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


MEETINGS, REUNIONS





& SPECIAL EVENTS


Monthly Meetings, Events
and Helpful Information
Feb 16"h-Feb 22"d 2007

Medical, Donations & Volunteer
S 55 Alive Volunteer
Instructors Needed Previous
experience is of no consequence,
training sessions provided. Call:
352-726-0753.
S2001 Rx Program free
breathing medications and
Nebulizers asthma, emphysema
or COPD for qualified patients.
Call: 800-344-5764.
Florida Department of Elder
.Affairs Volunteers needed for
the SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders)
Program. Comprehensive
training provided with flexible
hours. Call: 1-800-262-2243.
Hospice of North Central
Florida Haven Hospice needs
volunteers to serve our patients
in the Dixie County area. Call:
Dana Weinfurter 352-493-2333
Poison Hotline a life-saving
national hotline for poison
emergency treatment and advice.
Call: 800-222-1222.
Stop Addiction Drug
addiction can leave an individual
feeling helpless and out of
control, especially if you are the
family member or friend of an
addict. Narconon Arrowhead
can help. Narconon offers free
.counseling, assessments and
referrals to rehabilitation centers
nationwide by calling 1-800-
468-6933 or logging onto
www.stopaddiction.com. Don't
wait until it's too late. Call
Narconon now!
Clubs & Organizations
AWANA CLUB-
Meets @ the 1st Baptist Church
every Sunday night AT 6:00-
8:00pm.
Habitat for Humanity of
Suwannee Valley-
Meets the 3rd Monday of every
-monthly at 7:30 p.m. at the Good
-Shepard Lutheran Church, 2 miles
north of Wal-Mart next to Dakota
SWinery off US 19 in Chiefland.
Call 352-463-
7207.http://habitatsuwanneevalley.
org.

SRSC
'% mile North of Fanning on the
right. Pancake Breakfast! Sat.
Sof every month 8:00am-noon
$4.00 Donations

Another Way, INC. Domestic
SViolence And Rape Crisis Center
WE offer a 24 hr. 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 ACrime...Always Rape
Crisis Hotline 1-8667875-7983
Car Show! Last Thursday of
every month in the parking lot of
Farmers Furniture & Bell's
Restaurant in Chiefland.
;. Dixie County Historical
SSociety Sale of Dixie County
SHistorical Material weekly each
Friday at the old-Old Town
SSchool, 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.
* Toll Free Rape & Sexual
Assault Hotline 1-866-875-
7983. A trained staff member
will answer the hotline number
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Meetings & Events
;:Shine volunteer meeting,
'last Wednesday of each month,
;2:00pm. Dixie CoLnty Public
-Library, (352) 498-1219.
Lafayette Baptist
Association
I:.- A fast-track workshop for
:.: couples of all ages living in
today's culture. Join us. Mar.
2nd, April 13'1h and May 4th. @
7:00PM. Refresh Your
Perspective! Sponsored by
Family Life Ministries Call
(386) 935-2629 for more
info.


' AL-ANON Family Group
Meetings are held every


Wednesday Evening @ 5:30pm
at the First Methodist Church
in Chiefland. Call 490-6117
Dixie Shrine Club-Meets every
Ist Thursday. Hwy 351, miles
North of Cross City. Welcome
Shrine's and Guest.
DAV Auxiliary bingo every
Wednesday, II a.m. and
Saturday, 6 p.m. at Veterans Rd.
DAV Bldg. In Cross City
Dixie Cattleman's Association
4th Thursday at 7 p.m. at the
Trail riders Club.
Forest Park Hill Community
Center Has a Bingo every
Monday Doors open @4:30
pm. Games start @ 6:30. Funds
are to support the center and
charities.
Holy Cross Catholic Church -
Bingo every Tuesday Evening
@ 6 PM. U.S. 19. Doors open at
6 p.m. snacks available. Free
Coffee.
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.
S Call: 1-866-623-5776.
* Shamrock Masonic Lodge -
2nd & 4th Thursday nights at 8
p.m.
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 e-mail. The Advocate
is not responsible for errors or changes
in submissions.

Hee Haw Show

Set For March 2
The Dixie County High
School Class of 2007 will be
hosting the annual HEE HAW
on Friday, March 2nd at the
Dixie County High School
auditorium at 7:00 P.M. The
program is based on the old
television variety show call
HEE HAW that had a group of
characters who told corny
country jokes and talented
guests sang or played music.
This event was first
organized fourteen years ago
by Gloria Gilbert who has
continued to help seniors earn
money. The talent show
portion of the program
provides an opportunity for
local citizens and students to
showcase their talent.
The seniors will be selling
ads and sponsorships for the
show, please support our class.
If you have any questions,
please feel free to call Kathryn
McInnis, Senior Class Sponsor
at 352-498-6409 or Gloria
Gilbert 498-3771.
Mills Family

Reunion Set For

March 3
The Mills Reunion will be
held on March 3, 2007, at the
Steinhatchee Community
Building. We invite all
relatives and friends of the
family to come and have
fellowship with all. The
building will be open at 11:00
a. m.
Everyone brings enough
food and drink for their family
and we have a buffet. I will
furnish the dishes, cups and
ice.
My home phone number is:
352-498-1634, and my e-mail
address is:
dixiegirl54@bellsouth.net.
Anyone can call me for
information. If you can't reach
me at my home phone please
call me on my cell phone:
352-457-1138.
Mildred Mills Stevenson
WANTED
CITIZEN
OBSERVATION
PATROL
C. O. P.
VOLUNTEERS
For information call
either of the following
phone numbers:
542-9197; 542-1005;


542-8977 or 498-0418.


Fowler Reunion
Saturday March 3rd 2007 will be The Fowler Reunion. At the 1st
District Community Building. This will be an all day event. Please
bring a covered dish, dessert, and drink. All meat will be provided.
All friends and families are welcome to have a good time.
For more information please call. G.C. Fowler at 352-498-
5257.

Antique Auction & Road Show
Haven Hospice Attic Resale Store will host a free. live antique
auction and road show. The public is invited to bring items for a
brief verbal appraisal by John Sikorski, host of the popular radio
show "Sikorski's Attic." The cost of an appraisal is $5 per item,
with a limit of three items per person. No coins, stamps, firearms
or fabrics, please. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Purpose: All proceeds will benefit Haven Hospice's patient
care, bereavement and community outreach programs.
Where: Haven Hospice Attic Resale Store 300 N.W. 8th Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601
When: Saturday, March 3, 2007
Road Show tickets (to have items appraised) on sale: 9 a.m.-4
p.m. Road Show: 2-4 p.m. Auction Preview: 1-2 p.m. Live Auction
begins at: 2 p.m. '(Bid on antiques and collectibles. No dealers
please.)
The public is invited.
Disabled American Veterans

Auxiliary Annual Yard Sale
The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Unit #63 will be
conducting their Annual Yard Sale on Fri., Mar. 2 from 8 am to 4
pm and on Sat., Mar. 3 from 8 am to 2 pm at the Chapter home in
Cross City. The Chapter is located on the road to the Cross City
Correctional Institute (Airport Road).
Proceeds are to be used for our hospitalized veterans at the
V.A. Hospital in Gainesville and Lake City.
All donations for this sale will be gratefully accepted and can
be delivered to the Chapter home on any Wed. or Sat. until the
sale.
Refreshments will be available.

Dixie County

Humane Society News
Thank you to Old Town Hardware for allowing us to hold our
pet adoptions at their store this past Saturday. We will be at Napa
Auto Parts this coming Saturday from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. for pet
adoptions.
Do you have room in your home for a temporary house guest?
We need some good people to foster dogs waiting to be adopted.
The more foster homes we have, the more homeless pets we can
help in our county.
If interested in fostering or are looking for a pet to adopt.
please contact Pamela Swanson at 542-1081.
Thank you for your continued support.

Koi & Watergarden Club

To Have-Booth At

Celebration Of Life Event
Nature's Coast Koi & Watergarden Club will have a
booth set up at the Celebration of Life event which takes
place this Saturday from 9AM-3PM at Fanning Springs
State Park. We will be selling Butterfly Koi at very
reasonable prices as well as providing information about
our club and the hobby of Koi keeping.


Fanning

Springs

Chamber To

Hold Annual

Banquet
On Thursday evening,
February 22nd at 6:30 PM, the
Fanning Springs Chamber of
Commerce will hold their
annual Banquet at the
Lighthouse Restaurant in
Fanning Springs. We are
inviting everyone to come and
share in honoring those that
have contributed in many ways
to the community in which
they live and work.
There will be some door
prizes awarded and if anyone
would like to bring a door
prize please put you business
card on the item. This way
everyone will know of your
contribution. There will also
be a 50/50 drawing that a
lucky individual will win as
well.
The menu will be your
choice from the restaurants
wide selection and each person
will be responsible for their
own check. So come and
enjoy the evening.
Plans are already being
made for the upcoming
Festival of Lights that the
Chamber sponsors each year.
There will be information
about these plans as well as
updating everyone on progress
of other activities that will be
of interest to all.
Fanning Springs Chamber
of Commerce
352-463-9089 or 352-339-
2248


Juvenile Justice

Meeting
There will be a Juvenile
Justice meeting on Thursday,
February 22, 2007, 11 A.M. at
the Carriage Inn Restaurant.
The public, parents and
business leaders, law
enforcement and concerned
citizens are encouraged to
attend.
Hope to see you there.
Christy Keen
DExie County Teen Court
Advisor


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DCHS Cheerleading Try Outs
Cheerleading try-outs for both the varsity and junior varsity
squads at Dixic County High School are fast approaching! All
paperwork, including physical, proof of insurance, parent
permission slip, application, and constitution receipt
acknowledgement, along with the $15.00 try out fee, must be
turned in to Kathleen Driggers at the high school NO LATER
than March 1st.
Eighth graders at Ruth Rains Middle School are eligible to try
out for the junior varsity squad if they meet other criteria. The
application packets are in the front office, both at Ruth Rains and
at the high school. If your child does intend to try out, he or she
must go by Mrs. Driggers room at the high school and pick up a
copy of the constitution. The last page of that constitution is the
receipt acknowledgement and must be signed by both parent and
student, attached to the rest of the try out packet, and turned in to
Mrs. Driggers.
High school students who intend to try out go through the
same process, even those who have cheered before. Cheerleaders
presently on the two squads need to pick up a copy of the
constitution even though they may already have a copy. There
have been some changes made and we need to get a new receipt
acknowledgement from each of them, too.
If there are students at the high.school interested in being the
mascot next year, they, too, need to pick up the try out packet.
There is a minimum height of 6' in order to be the mascot;
otherwise, the uniform will puddle around your feet! There are
different performance measurements for mascot than for
cheerleader. Please see Mrs. Driggers if you are interested in that
aspect of the cheer squad.

Attention Home School Parents
If your child is registered as a Home School Student with Dixie
District Schools and you would like them to take the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) you will need to contact
the Guidance Counselor at the grade.appropriate school and set up
a time.
Please contact Faith Hill, Anderson Elementary at 498-1333,
Chris Barber, Old Town Elementary at 542-7818, Wendy Martin,
Ruth Rains Middle School at 498-1346 or Chris Lord, Dixie
County High School at 498-6401 to make arrangement for testing.
DIXIE DISTRICT SCHOOLS

MENU
MONDA Y- FEBRUARY 26
Breakfast Cereal, Toast, or Eggs, Grits, Toast & Sausage Patty,
Fruit & Milk.
Lunch Vegetable Beef Soup w/Grilled Cheese or Hot Dot on
Bun, Creamy Coleslaw, Apple Crisp or Fruit Juice, Milk.
TUESDAY- FEBRUARY27
Breakfast Cereal, Toast or Breakfast Pizza, Fruit & Milk.
Lunch Chicken & Noodles w/Hot Roll or Cheeseburger on Bun
w/Trimmings, Green Lima Beans, Chilled Fruit, Milk.
WEDNESDAY- FEBRUARY28
Breakfast Cereal, Toast or Eggs, with Hashrounds, Toast, &
Ham, Fruit & Milk.
Lunch Chicken Nuggets w/BBQ Sauce or Sloppy Joe on Bun,
French Fries, Fruit Juice, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, Milk.
THURSDAY MARCH 1
Breakfast Cereal, Toast or Cheese Toast, Fruit, Milk.
Lunch Salisbury Steak w/Rice & Gravy, Cornbread or Deli
Turkey w/Cheese on Bun w/Trim, Seasoned Turnip Greens,
Chilled Fruit, Milk.
FRIDA Y- MARCH 2
Breakfast Cereal, Toast or Ham & Cheese Biscuit, Fruit, Milk.
Lunch Pizza or Manager's Choice, Fresh Garden Salad
w/Ranch Dressing or Hot Veggie, Fruit Juice, Milk.
Treasures Abound At The Haven
Hospice Attic Resale Store's Antique
Auction And Roadshow
(Gainesville, FL)- Haven Hospice Attic Resale Store, at 300
N.W. 8th Ave. in Gainesville, will welcome the public to its
Antique Auction and Roadshow Saturday, March 3.
Whether looking to determine the value of family heirlooms or
discover a great deal on new treasures, the Attic antique auction
and roadshow is the place to go.
The event, featuring a live auction of antiques and collectibles,
as well as brief verbal appraisals by John Sikorski, host of the
popular radio show, "Sikorski's Attic," kicks off with an auction
preview at 1 p.m. The live auction and Roadshow begin at 2 p.m.
Sikorski appraised and evaluated all of the auction items. The
auction will feature "lots of great deals for antique lovers," he
said. Some collectibles to be included in the auction are a Kodak
N2 Beau Brownie Camera with the original Art Deco Box, an
Early American Made Dresser with Revolving Mirror, and a
three-tiered American Made Silent Butler Dessert Stand.
Admission is free, but those bringing items for appraisal will
require tickets. The cost is $5 per item with a limit of three items
per person. Items may not include coins, stamps, firearms or
fabrics. Appraisal tickets will be sold from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Refreshments and food from Grand Dad's Hotdogs will be
available for purchase.
The event is reserved for the public; dealers are asked not to
attend.
Haven Hospice Attic Resale Store relocated to its current site
in February 2006. All proceeds of the store benefit Haven
Hospice's patient care, bereavement and community outreach
programs. For more information about the event, please call the
Haven Hospice Attic Resale Store at (352) 378-7484.







DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


"BURGLARY"
Continued from page 1A
According to Mark Rains, Executive Director for Support Services, the items mostly targeted by
fhe burglars were laptop computers, computer equipment, video cameras and radios. The suspects
also rummaged through desks and took small items, including a school credit card and keys to a
school van. There were several areas where the suspects urinated on the carpet and many of the
desks were left in disarray.
Investigators stated that the burglars gained entrance by breaking windows.
Video camera aided in the identification of the suspects; three of whom have already been
arrested. Wendell Mincey, Clyde Yarrell and Terrell Posley, all of Cross City were charged with
numerous counts of burglary and grand theft. Bond was set at $75,000 each and as of press time, the
tree remained in the Dixie County Jail.
Fortunately some of the items taken have been recovered.
Superintendent Dennis W. Bennett stated, "We appreciate the quick response of the Sheriff's
Department and Cross City Police." He added, "We want to provide a great facility for our children
are happy that these suspects were apprehended and will not be a disruption any longer."
Bennett ended by saying, "It is a shame that a few had to destroy what is being provided for
everyone."
Law enforcement officials stated that the investigation continues with additional arrests expected.

"YOUTH FAIR"
Continued from page IA
. This year the Cloverbuds will also start off the fair with their Rabbit Show. Check in is at 11AM
and the show will start at 12:30 pm. Every entry is a winner in this division as participants are given
valuable advice by the judge, teaching them what to look for in a show rabbit. The afternoon
promises to be one filled with adorable kids and soft and cute bunnies; the Cloverbud show is one
you won't want to miss.
< On Fri. Mar 9, the Fair Grounds begin to fill with poultry, steer, rabbits, and home economic
entries. On March 11, swine, dairy cattle and goats will be highlighted. This year there are two
special additions tothe dairy goat competition.There will be a Dairy Goat Milking Contest and
Dairy Goat Costume Contest, both held on the 11"'. The Swine Show will be held on Mon., Mar. 12,
followed by the Steer competition the following day, Mar. 13. Don't forget the Fashion Review on
the 12"'. (See page 2 B for a complete Fair Schedule).
,This year promises to be one of the best show yet. Please make plans to come out and support
our area youth.


"SCHOOL RELATED"
Continued from page 1A
Elementary School. Her big smile and helpful manner has made
her an important part of the team at OTES for the past 13 years.
Land is always willing and ready to step up to the plate and get the
job done.
Macaele Wood has been at Ruth Rains Middle School for the
past 9 years, serving as their media aide. She is in charge of the
library at the middle school and has also taken on the task as
yearbook sponsor. Wood is very dependable, efficient and always
willing to do what is necessary to benefit both the students and the
school.
Jody Livingston has been in the school system for 26 years.
Livingston began her career in Old Town Elementary, working
there a year before transferring to the Title I, Migrant, and Reading
First programs as the district-wide bookkeeper. She is known for
being a hard worker and dependable; taking pride in her work. This
past year she was given the task of keeping books for the No Child
Left Behind and After School classes, and while it has been a
challenge, manages, as always, to give it her very best.
Edith Valentine has been with the Dixie District School System
for 32 years with the Transportation Department. "Miss Edith," as
the students fondly call her, has traveled thousands of miles over
the years as a bus driver. She is an active participant in all
fundraisers and events associated with the bus drivers. Valentine
is known for her integrity and dignity, as well as being a
dependable and loyal employee. It is those qualities that earned
her not only the Transportation's School Related Employee of the
Year, but the District Wide School Employee of the Year as well.
Congratulations to you all!


"METH"
Continued from page IA
Carol Annette Roberson,
37, both of Cross City, were
arrested after deputies serving
a search warrant at 56 SE
253rd St., Cross City,
uncovered numerous
methamphetamine
manufacturing devices and
materials, including chemicals,
pills, anhydrous ammonia and
ether. Deputies also found
several jars of
methamphetamine in the
process of being manufactured.
Both Cannon and Roberson
remain at the Dixie County Jail
each on a $100,000 bond.


Joppa Lodge No. 4 Celebrates 125th Anniversary

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On Sat., Feb. 10, Joppa Lodge No. 4
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No. 4 was chartered by the Grand Lodge of
Florida on Jan. 19, 1882. Family and friends
enjoyed hot dogs and hamburgers with all the
S. trimmings, ably grilled RW Eric Daniels and
N' W Guye Daniels. A rousing horseshoe game
was also held with RW Tommy Howard and
Brother Mike Osborne wining the game. A
good time was held by all and everyone can't
S wait until next year.
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his Ladies.

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Suwannee Water Treatment Plant Has Levels of Disinfection Byproducts
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Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know
what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct this situation.
We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Testing results from samples taken on November 28, 2006 show that
our system exceeds the standards, or maximum contaminant levels (MCL), for Disinfection Byproducts DBP5), which includes Total Trihalomethanes
(TTHMs) and total Halo Acetic Acids (HAA5s). The standard for TTHM is 80 micrograms per liter and the average level of TTHM over the last year
was 333 micrograms per liter. The standard for HAA5s is 60 micrograms per liter and the average level over the last year was 220 micrograms per
liter.
What should do?
Some people who drink water containing Trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver,
kidneys, or central nervous system, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
Some people who drink water containing Haloacctic Acids in excess of the MCL over many year may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
Some people who drink water containing halo acetic acidds in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
Any customers who are concerned about their exposure to DBPs may choose alternative sources of water for ingestion.
What does this mean?
This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately.
What is being done?
This is what we are doing to lower our DBP levels: On February 6, 2007 we broke ground on the new Water Treatment Plant (WTP) The plant,
is scheduled for completion in January 2008. The treatment process at the new WTP will be different than the current WTP and will dramatically
reduce the level of DBP in our drinking water. With the new WTP our water will be within the acceptable limits specified for DBP. At this time we are
using as small a concentration of treatment products as possible and flushing the lines bimonthly to help reduce the level of DBP.
We anticipate resolving the problem within the time frame: Fourth quarter of 2007 to the first quarter of 2008.
For more information, please contact Tony Johns, at this phone number: (352) 542-7570 or this address: P. O. Box 143, Suwannee, FL 32692-
0143.
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example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies
by hand or mail.
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WORD Of Thanks
Back in July, I had the unfortunate experience of losing my
wallet. Even though I cancelled all my credit cards and registered
my accounts via identity theft, I still worried and prayed that one
day someone would locate it. My prayers were answered about
three weeks ago, when a friend of mine called me and stated that a
Pat Biggerstaff had called her stating that her son found a wallet. I
was elated and immediately called. Pat stated that her Skylair
found the wallet in the ditch. The money of course was gone,
which I expected, but at least I had all my cancelled credit cards
back and driver's license, as well as piece of mind. Thank you
Skylair and Pat! It is wonderful to know that there are still honest
people in our community.

The Lost & Black Sheep

Recovery Ministry
Are you ready to change your life? LCCP Ministries is
establishing "The Lost and Black Sheep Recovery Ministry" where
every sheep's voice will be heard.
Hopeless? In despair? Not accepted? Call 352-498-2433. We
are all brothers and sisters in the eyes of God. "UNSHACKLE
THE CHAINS."
LCCP ministries is the "forgotten people" ministry. It also has
a ministry for abandoned cats and dogs. We are in dire need of
donations and volunteer. We are a 501-C non-profit. All donations
big or small will be appreciated and are tax deductible. For God
and Country-God Bless.
LCCP Ministries P.O. Box 1680, Cross City, FL. 32628. 352-
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Homecoming at

Steinhatchee

United

Methodist

Church.
The Steinhatchee United
Methodist Church we will
have a "Homecoming" Feb.
25 at 11:00. Southland Gospel
Quartet and Ray Franks and
the Can't Hardly Play Boys
will be entertaining.
"Food and fellowship will
follow the service. If you have
ever attended Steinhatchee
Methodist or think that you
may want to attend, please
come and join us in this
celebration.

The Word Made Flesh
Mark, Number, &
Name of the Beast
Continued from last week. I,
the son of man, say Jesus. said
"There shall arise false Christs,
and false prophets, and shall shrew
great signs and wonders;
insomuch that, if it were possible,
they shall deceive the very elect."
(St. Mathew 24:24). Very few
people know who the false
prophet of today is. They are
following the tradition of man
religiously until they are deceived.
Each one is under the bondage of
thf bylaws of his church, which
hqlds him to the doctrine of his
church and separates him from
other churches and their bylaws.
Watch the man or men today rise
arid take this Book the Bible, and
say thus and thus saith the Lord.
He will use his spiritual eyes to
make you look backwards to
Jerusalem or he will use his eyes
to make you look way out there to
something coming upon man.
Little will he stand there and
peach, the Bridegroom is coming,
go ye out to meet him. They are
not preaching that the real day of
His coming is here. They will not
teach that we are children of the
day, not of the darkness or night.
These are antichrist spirits coming
in people today. "And it shall
come to pass in that DAY, that the
LIGHT shall not be clear, nor
DARK: But is shall be ONE DAY
which shall be known to the Lord,
not DAY, nor NIGHT: but it shall
come to pass, that at evening time
it:shall be light." (Zechariah 14:6-
7). I, the son of man, say
remember we are writing about
the NUMBER OF THE BEAST,
not his'MARK, nor his NAME.
His NUMBER is 6-6-6. You
riight say brother, you sound like
you believe the devil is in
Heavenly places. Is this what you
are saying? Why certainly! There
is war in Heaven. Satan and his
angels are fighting against
Michael and his angels. When
Michael and his angels teamed up
against the devil and turned loose
his voice, his word, it stirred the
devil and his angels up. 1, the son
of man, say the next thing we find
is that the devil is fighting his own
alpgels. Please stay up with me or
you won't know what I am saving.
Continued next week.


COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


New Prospect Baptist News
It was obvious that all attendees had a very good time eating
and fellowshipping at our Valentine's Banquet on Saturday
night; we appreciate Aimee, Cindy, and helpers very much for a
job well done in the organization and administration of this
enjoyable occasion.
On Sunday, it was great to have Bro. Billy back in church with
us; we thank God for His wonderful healing powers
and intervention in behalf of our pastor and many others on the
prayer lists. Our choir and musicians did a fine job of praising
God in song and, with God's leading and strengthening, Bro. Billy
brought two soul-stirring messages.
On Wednesday, Feb. 21st, we will have our monthly
Fellowship Supper. We would like to invite everyone to
our Revival meetings beginning on Sunday morning, Feb. 25th,
and continuing Sunday night through Wednesday night, Feb.
28th. Evening services will begin at 7:00 PM. Bro. Charles Mayo,
of Richton, Mississippi, will be the featured speaker, and we
encourage everyone to come out and hear this dynamic man of
God as he expounds the Word...we guarantee that you'll get a
blessing from it!
We invite all to visit anytime at New Prospect...we'd love to
have you with us. Please keep praying for the people on the prayer
lists, our military personnel, and all our political leaders, especially
the President. Have a good week, and may God bless you.


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


Obituaries


Sally (Mom) Powell Bachle
Trenton-Sally (Mom) Powell Bachle passed away on February
17, 2007. She was 87 years old. She was born in Roanoke Rapids,
North Carolina. She moved to Trenton in 1987 from Cross City.
She attended Bethel Baptist Church.
S She is preceded in death by her husband, Edwin (Pop) Bachle.
She is survived by her 2 daughters, Evelyn Cirullo of West Palm
Beach, FL. and Brenda Clevenger of Crawfordville, FL. 3 sons:
Lawrence Bachle of Trenton, Allie Bachle of Charlotte, NC. and
Mark Bachle of Concord, NC. 1 brother, Buddy Powell of
Roanoke Rapids, NC. 3 sisters: Bula Crawley of Kinston, NC.,
Charlotte Kerr and Gertrude Satterthwaite both of Roanoke
Rapids, NC. 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
.Funeral service was held on Monday, February 19', 2007 at
11:00 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with Brother Jake Cravey
conducting the service. Burial followed at Bethel Baptist Church
Cemetery.
Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, 426 W.
Wade Street, Trenton, FL. 32693 (352) 463-8888.

Eddie Gene Griffin
Eddie Gene Griffin passed away on February 12, 2007 at
Florida Hospital in Wauchula, FL. He was 62.
Mr. Griffin was a painter by trade. He was a member of
Jonesville Baptist Church. He loved fishing, hunting, and country
music.
He is survived by his son Jacob, "J.C." Griffin of Petal,
Mississippi (formerly of Archer, FL); a daughter, Pamela Griffin
of Gainesville, FL; two brothers, James V. Griffin of Middleburg,
FL and Tom Griffin of Old Town, FL; a sister, Lera Belle
Woodward of Tallahassee, FL; and two grandchildren, Shanna
Adams and Sophia Cacciotti.
Services were held on Friday, February 16, 2007 at 110 AM at
Forest Meadows Funeral Home Chapel, 725 NW 23'd Ave.,
Gainesville with Rev. David Jones officiating. A visitation was
held on Thursday, February 15, 2007 from 6-8 PM at Forest
Meadows Funeral Home. Burial followed the service at Jonesville
Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral
Home, Cemeteries and Crematory.

Donna Arthur Tabor
Donna Arthur Tabor, 39 of Old Town, FL died Wednesday,
February 14, 2007 in Fanning Springs, FL. She was born October
3, 1967 in Gainesville, FL to Lee and Mary Arthur and was a
lifelong resident of Old Town.
-Donna was an Automobile Detailer with Chiefland Dodge. She
was involved with Little League Baseball in Inglis and Chiefland.
:She is preceded in death by her father Lee Arthur.
Survivors include one son, Christopher Lee and one daughter,
Tabitha Arthur, both of Old Town, Fl; her mother, Mary Arthur of
Old Town; two brothers, William Ernest Wilkerson of Bronson,
FL'and Michael Dale Wilkerson of Old Town, FL; two sisters,
Wanda Boyd (Jerry) of Bronson and Alma Lee Lane (Randy) of
Ocala, FL; three granddaughters, Kaylee, Marissa and Mackenzie;
two uncles and several nieces and nephews.
Strickland Funeral Home of Crystal River, FL was in charge of
the arrangements.

Faith Baptist Church News
Today was another wonderful day at Faith. Bro. Jackie
preached two good messages and as always the special music was
outstanding. In the morning service, the Britton's sang and in the
evening service, our Faith Combo did three instrumental numbers.
A good job was done by all. If you missed either service, you truly
missed a blessing.
Lots of our folks were out sick today with the flu, sore throats,
and respiratory problems. Remember to pray for the sick. God
will bless you for it.
Our Awana program on Wednesday night is growing and the
children love it. If you have children, bring them out on
Wednesday night and let them be a part of it. The young folks are
having a great time and learning a lot about Jesus. They're really
excited about it and we would love to have your children join
them. They have lots of fun, but better than that, there are great
teachers who are dedicated to teaching them about the Bible and
Jesus.
If you would like to help with Bible School, contact Cheryl
Lord and let her know. She is starting now to get ready for Bible
School when the regular school is out. There are jobs for all, not
just teaching. Help is needed with crafts, music, cooking and
serving the children each night, etc. and there is a job for anyone
who wants it.
We pray that you have a wonderful week and that you stay
happy and healthy until we meet again. Invite someone to come to
Sunday School and church with you. If you haven't been coming
to Sunday School, we miss you and would love to have you back.
We have wonderful teachers for all ages and would love to have
you and anyone you may invite to come with you. Remember our
Wednesday night service as well as the Awanas. We'll be looking
for you.

Revival At Friendship

Chapel Church Of God
*Melvin and Sarah Jones are coming to sing and give their
testimony about Melvin's complete heart transplant, how he was
healed from Parkinson's Disease and chronic asthma, and how his
damaged vocal chords were restored. They will be preaching and
singing the anointed word. Join us Sunday March 4 at 11 a.m. and
6 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m.


Thanks, Dad
Three AM, I can't seem to i
sleep. Tonight Dad has helped Y ,
ease my pain. -
He's hurting too.
I hate that she's gone.
Dad said its time ;
to move on.
Dad is the reason everybody is l ::ang
making it through our tragedy. tha ai e
Without hitm,
I don't know where we'd be.
Her burial was beautiful. In Loving Memory of
Her grave marker was stunning. Megon Jordon
It's all perfect...he left out nothing.
He made sure everyone got along great.
He knew Megon wouldn't want any hate.
It hurt him more than anything eer has.
I thank God for my Dad.
Because with out him, this is something
I couldn't get past.
I love you Dad!
Heather
With Deepest Gratitude
On February 6, 2007, our savior called home David "Buddy"
Webb, loving husband, papa, brother, father, uncle, cousin and
friend. We'd like to express how very grateful we are to Lt. Steve
Miller for his efforts, expertise, respect and finally his compassion,
during our early desperate moments, and in the ensuing days.
Taylor County is fortunate to have him. We as well wish to thank
the rest of the EMS staff and Deputies who responded, you all did
an excellent job, we could not have asked for a better team. Thanks
in addition to Jeff Watson and Keith Reed who stopped and helped
us. Steinhatchee is such a close-knit community we know how
hard this must have been for each of you. Bro. Vaughn Farnell
thank you for all you did and for your prayers that helped us to find
a sense of peace when we needed it most.
Many people called and came by, offering kind words and
sympathy. Others brought food, sent flowers, hugged us and held
our hands. Thank you. Each of your acts of kindness are treasured
and will long be remembered. To our Trenton Dialysis Center
"family," we could not have made it through this past six years
without your support. Please know you all remain in our hearts and
prayers. A special thanks to Bro. Randy Jones and Bro. Paul
Nawlin, who used God's words to lighten our heavy hearts.
Most Sincerely,
Evelyn Webb, Connie Ray and Jeannie Mathis, Steve and
Vicki Webb, Debra Cotrel, Ricky Mathis, Joyce and Buddy Hires,
Shirley Smith
A Letter Of Appreciation From

The Family Of Megon Jordan
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deepest gratitude for all the s
support and sympathy given to .. .. .
our family in our time of grief.
We also would like to thank all '
the friends, family and
community members for the
flowers and cards we've
received. Your thoughts and
prayers were greatly
appreciated: they supplied
much comfort and serenity
during our time of need. We .
would like to offer special
thanks to Mr. Ben Barber for
the time and devotion he put
forth in the making of Megon's
head stone. Thanks to Mr. Rick
Gooding and the staff at Megan Jordan
Gooding's Funeral Home for
such a pleasant viewing and service. Thanks to Mr. Thomas
Rutkowski for making Megon's documentary during the entire
time. Thanks to the Dixie and Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Department for their professionalism during Megon's escort from
Gooding's in Cross City to the gravesite in Bell. FL. Thanks to
Pastor Randy Peters of the Christian Fellowship Church in Bell, FI
for a wonderful message and words of encouragement.
Once again, thank you so much for all the support and concern.
None of it has gone unnoticed or unappreciated. Your show of
support and concern has truly helped us through our grieving
process, from the moment were given our tragic news, till the day
we laid her to rest.
On that dreadful day, God saw fit to take another angel home.
Now each day Megon lights the sky and touches our hearts in the
warmth of the sun. And at night the stars and the moon shine
brighter than ever before in her presence. So Jesus, keep her in
your arms and never let her go.
Again, we cannot express to everyone how much we appreciate
all you have done.
Sincerely,
Harvey, Marie, Heather, Damian & Dustin Jordan

March Madness!
The Cross City Church of God Youth Group will be holding a
3 On 3 basketball tournament on Mar. 24 at the Dixie County High
School Gymnasium. This will help to fund their trip to SonFest in
Orlando.
There will be a tournament for ages 13-18 and 19+. The
entrance fee will be $20 per team.
There will be a first place prize given in both categories and the
tournament will end with a "bragging rights" game between both
winners.
Please contact Robbie Edge at (352) 498-3280 or (352) 359-
8033 for more information. The tournament deadline for entries is
Mar. 17. Come support the Youth Group and have a great time!


Revival Services

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of Horseshoe Beach
Come and join us for Revival'Services March 2 4, 2007, at
First Baptist Church of Horseshoe Beach. Evangelist Bill
Bozeman will be our speaker. A native of Alabama, Bill grew up
in Mississippi and drifted into a sinful lifestyle of drugs, alcohol
and open rebellion against God. At the age of 29, Bill came to
know Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior on December 16,1979,
at First Baptist Church in Jackson, Alabama. In April 1981, Bill
answered the call to the Gospel Ministry and in August 1981,
began his education at Southwestern Baptist Theological
Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. After graduating from Seminary in
May 1985, Bill answered God's call to enter into full time
evangelism. Bill and his family moved from Ft. Worth, Texas to
Mobile, Alabama in January 1986, where he now resides with his
wife Rosamond and three sons, Shane, Paul and Wesley. He and
his family are members of Cottage Hill Baptist Church in Mobile,
Alabama.
Bill is President of the Bill Bozeman Evangelistic Association,
a ministry to reach the lost and bring them to a saving knowledge
of Jesus Christ and to strengthen Christians and lead them to a
deeper walk with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. He travels all
around the United States as well as overseas for revivals,
crusades, Bible studies, conferences, etc. Bill specializes in
Biblical teachings such as "How to Deal With Adversity," "The
Abiding Life of Christ," "Carnal Christians," "Christian
Stewardship," and "The Attributes of God."
Come and be blessed!
Services:
Friday, March 2, 6:30 p.m. supper, services at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 3, 6:30 p.m. supper, services at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 4, 11:00 a.m. and dinner on the grounds
following service
We are located at 25 Highway 351 in Horseshoe Beach.
Supper will be provided Friday and Saturday nights beginning
at 6:30 p.m. and the public is invited to join us!

Behold The Tabernacle Of God
Rev. 21-3 : "The Unseen"
Continued from last week. I the Day of the Lord, say "He setteth an'
end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness
and the shadow of death: Job 28:3. Again "Yea though I walk through the
valley OF TE SHADOW OF DEATH. I will fear no evil." Psalm 23:4.
Note it: It is not a valley of death, but the SHADOW of death. The very
moment the Christ-life flows into you, death shadows begin to recede into
nothingness. Christ holds the keys of death and Hell. (Rev. 1:8). Where is
death'? Christ has the key to it. aid He is the source of our LIFE. What is
the key that unlocks death? THE KEY OF LIFE. and our Saviour has it.
Men have searched everywhere for the Key to death but did not find it
because they sought it not in our Christ. I the Day of the Lord, say, don't
look in the treasure of the emptiness of the unreal to find a key to.unlock
its shackles. Christ has the keys of death and Hell. and here the word Hell
is "Hades" in the Greek and means THE UNSEEN STATE. And the
secrets of the invisible are hidden in our Lord. "In Him are hid all
treasures of wisdom and knowledge," Col. 2:3. I the Day of the Lord, say,
you say, it is invisible, it is hidden. I cannot find it. it is a mystery -
Beloved. IT IS ALL IN CHRIST! We have been frustrated and perplexed
by the unreality of everything around us. but Jesus came that we might'
have life. and have it more abundantly." John 10:10. Darkness is
dissipated by LIGHT. death is annulled by LIFE. but what about sin? In
the overall analysis it also is transitory. relative to time, and must end as
well. Sin is temporary it can he erased. You ask me how? The answer is,
BY THE GRACE OF GOD." Where sin abounds grace doth much more'
abound." Rom. 5:21. 1 the Day of the Lord. say we go around imputing
sin. naming it. classifying it and so on: for we are far too sin conscious.
We magnify sin. but wse ha\e forgotten the great magnitude of the grace of
God which shall dissipate all sin. When the grace of our God is
manifested, sin is GONE. Amen! Sin is real only from an experimental'
viewpoint under time, but it too shall pass away. There is a song we have
often sung that holds a good truth, only there is a contradiction in it too. It
goes like this, "Sin and despair like the sea waves cold, threaten the soul:
with infinite loss." 1 the Day of the Lord. say no. they didn't realize what
the word "infinite" meant in its relationship to sin and loss. God is infinite.
Sin is finite: it has both a beginning and an ending. It cannot threaten you
with infinite loss there's no such thing as infinite loss. Loss is
temporary. Love you very much...continued next week


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


LEGAL NOTICE

INVITATION TO BID
Bid No. 001-209
For The Town of Horseshoe Beach
Horseshoe Beach, Florida

Sealed Bids will be received by the Town
Council of Horseshoe Beach until 12:00
Noon, Wednesday, February 28th, 2007
and thereafter publicly opened on March 1,
2007, at the regular Monthly Meeting of
Town Council, at the City Hall of
Horseshoe Beach, at 6:00 P.M.

Scope: The Town of Horseshoe Beach will
consider awarding a contract to the
successful bidder to remove all of the
existing vinyl flooring and install a new
vinyl flooring system complete in the city
hall building.

A warranty of one year, including normal
wear, shall be included normal wear, shall
be included in the base bid. An altemate
ad shall be included in the bid proposal to
fumish a five-year warranty for all defects
excluding normal wear.

For additional information contact The
Town Clerk, Ty Adams, Phone (352) 498-
5234, FAX (352) 4984035.
8-9

LEGAL NOTICE

INVITATION TO BID

Bid No. 001-208
For The Town of Horseshoe Beach
Horseshoe Beach, Florida

Sealed Bids will be received b y the Town
Council of Horseshoe Beach until 12:00
.Noon, Wednesday, February 28th, 2007,
r;and thereafter publicly opened on March 1,
"2007, at the regular Monthly Meeting of
'.Town Council, at the City Hall of
"Horseshoe Beach, at 6:00 P.M.

-Scope: The Town of Horseshoe Beach
.intends to award a contract for engineering
services to design a street reconstruction
package. The Town will furnish surveying
.services to design a street reconstruction
package. The Town will furnish surveying
,services for the successful engineering
Firm. It is the Town's intends' to bid all
streets located in the city limits.

SThis ad is being published to inform public
that an extension of the original deadline
has been changed to the above
mentioned.

For additional information contact The
Town Clerk, Phone (352) 498-5234, FAX
(352) 498-4035.
8-9

LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 3RD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL
JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASENO: 06-065-CA

LASALLE BAKE NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATE
HOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET
*BACKED SECURITIES I LLC, ASSET
BACKED-CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-
*PC1
PLAINTIFF

VS.

JAMES C. TURNER; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JAMES C. TURNER IF ANY;
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
:AGAINST THE HERREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL, DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
:NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
:WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
'MAHY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
:GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
'CHARLIE C. PEYTON; PEGGY P.
PEYTON; JOHN DOE ANDJANE DOE AS
'UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)


.RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
.Order Granting the Motion to Reset
'Foreclosure Sale dated February 08, 2007
-entered in Civil Case No. 06-065-CA of the
.Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in
'and for DIXIE County, Florida, I will sell to
the highest'and best bidder for cash at
;THE SOUTH DOOR OF THE DIXIE
,COUNTY COURTHOUSE of the DIXIE
County Courthouse, 214 NE 351
*HIGHWAY, SUITE M, CROSS CITY, FL
32628, Florida, at 11:00 on the 8th day of
March, 2007 the following described
property as set forth in said Summary Final
J judgment, to-wit:

;-LOT 48, GARDEN ISLAND REPLAT,
"ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
:AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
658, OF PUBLIC RECORDS OF DIXIE
:COUNTY, FLORIDA.

'Any person claiming an interest in the
*surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
.'property owner as of the date of the lis
.pendens, must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale

pFATED THIS 9TH DAY OF FEBRUARY,
:2007.

.PANA D. JOHNSON
SClerk of the Circuit Court
By: Karen Leverett, Deputy Clerk


iN ACCORDANCD WITH THE
:AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT,
"-ersons with disabilities needing a special
.accommodation should contact COURT
:ADMINISTRATION, at the DIXIE County
courthouse at, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) OR
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
:801 S. University Drive Suite 500
: Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
8-9


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

CARLEEN HUTTO
1204 GEORGIA AVE.
PALM HARBOR, FL 34683

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.: 869(2007)
MAY 29,2003

Description of Property:

Parcel No. 30-08-14-6890-0000-0080

LEG 30-31 8 14 TRACT SA SUW HIDE-A-
WAY UNREC S/D FURTHER DESC IN
ORB 125 PG 457

Subject to the restrictions of record.

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

A.C. ENGLEMAN
Rt.2 Box 1249
Old Town, FL 32680

WARNING: Said property being in the
County of Dixie, State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be redeemed
according to law the property described in
such certificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the Dixie County
Courthouse on March 6, 2007 at 11:00
A.M.

February 1,2007

Dana D. Johnson,
Clerk of Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
Candace L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk
7-10
LEGAL NOTICE

I will no longer be responsible for debts
incurred by anyone other than myself.

1/31/07
Shellie B. Folsom
7-10

LEGAL NOTICE

DIXIE COUNTY
VARIANCE PETITION

Name of Applicant(s): Dixie County Human
Society, Pamela Swanson
Address: 1199 NE 582nd Avenue
City, State, Zip Code: Old Town, Florida
32680
Telephone: (352) 542-1081

A Variance to have large animals is
requested in conformity with the Land
Development Regulations to permit a
variance of NE 198 Avenue,
Unincorporated SD (Building Livestock,
Dogs & Cats) on the property described
below, and in conformity with the site plan
dated 12/12/06.

LOCATED AND USE: 19-13-12 NE 198
Avenue, Unincorporated, Humane Society.

Legal Description: 3.00 acres 27 11-13
(Sunny Vale Tower site) Described as start
at common intersection of Section 22, 23,
26, 27 RN S 268D, W 185, Parcel ID 27-
11-13-0000-6762-0100.

Total acreage of land to be considered
under this petition: 3 acres.
Present Use: Agricultural
Future Land Use Plan Map Category: 8700
State of the
Zoning District: E5A-4

A previous petition for a variance:

Was made with respect to these
premises, Petition No.
X Was not made with respect to these
premises.

I hereby certify that all of the above
statements and the statements contained
in any documents or plans submitted
herewith are true and correct to the best of
my knowledge and belief.

If title holders) are represented by an
agent, a letter of such designation from the
title holders) addressed to the Land
Development Regulation Administrator
must be attached.

This will be heard before the Dixie County
Board of County Commissioners on March
1,, 2007,10:00 A.M.

PAMELA SWANSON
Applicant/Agent Name

PAMELA SWANSON
Applicant/Agent Signature

Date: December 12, 2006


Q -
LEGAL NOTICE

DIXIE COUNTY
VARIANCE PETITION

Name of Applicant(s): Edward H. Baker
Address: 1139 Blufield Avenue
City, State, Zip Code: Brandon, FL 33511
Telephone: (813) 643-0324
Title Holder's Representative (Agent), if
applicable: Mr. Gary Ridgdill
Address: 3380 NW 37th Street
City, State, Zip Code: Gainesville, Florida
32605
Telephone: (352) 376-0846

A Variance is requested in conformity with
the Land Development Regulations to
permit a variance of Height relief of 13 feet
above the 35 feet requirement and on the
property described below, and in
conformity with the site plan dated 11/3/06.

LOCATED AND USE: 19-13-12 2994-
0000-0170, Residential.

Legal Description: South one-half (5 A) of


LEGAL
NOTICES


NOTICES


All sealed bids must be returned to the
Business Services office no later than
12:00 noon on February 26, 2007 and will
be opened at 12:30 P.M. on same day.
For further bidding information contact
Mark Rains, Executive Director of Support
Services at (352) 498-6159.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Dixie
County School Board pledges itself to
comply to Civil Rights Act of 1964 (P188-
353) to assure that no person is denied
employment or subjected to different
treatment on the grounds of race, color,
religion, national origin, handicapping
condition or political affiliation.

Bid #07-15
Dixie County High School Furniture Bid

General Conditions:
1. Price must include, all items
delivered and installed.
2. Delivery and installation must be
completed between 7/1/07 and
8/1/07.
3. Vendor must remove and
dispose of all cartoning, etc.
4. All bidders must bid on
manufacturers listed No
substitutions will be allowed.
5. Vendor must call Mark Rains,
Director of Support Services at
(352) 498-6159 to schedule
delivery and installation.
6. Owner will pay for stored
material off-site. Materials must
be insured. Dixie County School
must be named as insure. The
owner will pay for material only.
7. Bid Sheet; Bidders must give a
lump sum price for all items. The
bidder must furnish itemized
prices within 7 days of being
notified to proceed.

Dixie County High School Furniture Item
List
Item, Manufacturer, Description, Quantity
1. Columbia, #5127, Combo
Student Desk, 240 .
2. Columbia, #2527, Hard Plastic
Computer Chair, 32
3. Columbia, #9052, 2 Dr. File
4. Shuttlesystem, #SZ30-S29C-
60CD, Latchable, 60"
Conference Desk S-Leg,
WireZone Modesty Panel,
Casters, 8
5. Shuttlesystem, #SZLR-72-002,
Latchable Return, 2 12" File, 4
Totes, 8
6. Shuttlesystem, #SA-ACC-PD,
Pencil Drawer, 8
7. Shuttlesystem, SZMS-7236-
D0005, Mobile Storage, 72"H, 8
8. Shuttlesystem, #SM228-36W-L,
Wave Profile computer
Workstation, 24'D PVC Edge,
Glides, Latch, 32
9. Zoom, #IN42105, Fixed T Arm.
Teacher Chair, Gd.2, 8
9
LEGAL NOTICE

INVITATION TO BID FOR ON-SITE
INSPECTOR

NOTICE IS GIVEN: That sealed bid/bids
are due on March 8, 2007, at 2:00 P.M.
Any bids received after the above date and
time will not be accepted under any
circumstances. Any uncertainty regarding
the time a bid is received will be resolved
against bidder.

Bids will not be publicly opened, but will be
opened in private by owner, as soon as
possible after the bid closing date.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Daily onsite
inspection and monitoring of all work for
the project known as SUWANNEE
WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT WATER
SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS: The
improvements to the system Include, but
are not limited to: the construction of a
building to house the components of a
membrane water treatment facility, capable
of producing 375,000 gallons of water per
day; the construction of a water storage
structure; the Installation 'of 20,000 ft of
water lines; the reworking of water wells,
along with the installation of all necessary
equipment; construction will necessitate
the crossing of, or drilling under, state and
local roads, communicating with the
Project Engineer, Contractor and the


Lot 16 and Lot 17 Suwannee Shores
Subdivision.

Setback relief on East side of Canal of 15
feet 8 inches and Westside from Canal,
14 feet 2 inches from the 25 feet from
Canal requirement and 14 feet on front
setback from the 15 feet requirement.

Total acreage of land to be considered
under this petition: 75x83. 6 lot.
Present Use: Residential
Future Land Use Plan Map Category:
Residential
Zoning District: RSF/MH-2

A previous petition for a variance:

Was made with respect to these
premises, Petition No.
X Was not made with respect to these
premises.

I hereby certify that all of the above
statements and the statements contained
in any documents or plans submitted
herewith are true and correct to the best of
my knowledge and belief.

If title holder (s) are represented by an
agent, a letter of such designation from the
title holders) addressed to the Land
Development Regulation Administrator
must be attached.

This will be heard before the DiC- County
Board of County Commissioners ui March
1st, 2007, 10:00 A.M.

EDWARD H. BAKER
Applicant/Agent Name

EDWARD H. BAKER
Applicant/Agent Signature
Date: November 3, 2006
8-9
LEGAL NOTICE

Dixie District Schools will accept sealed
bids for furniture replacement in 8
classrooms at Dixie County High School. A
bid package can be picked up from Pam
Cannon at the Business Services office at
the Old Town Educational Complex which
is the former Old Town Elementary School.


LEGAL NOTICE

Please take note that the Suwannee V
& Sewer District, Dixie County, Florida
be holding a special meeting on Feb
23, 2007 at 1:00 P.M.

Topics for this meeting will be:

1. Resident Inspector for the
Water Treatment Plant
2. Delta Pentair Grinder Pump

The meetings will be held at
Community Center on CR349, Suwa
FL 32692.


LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR I
COUNTY, FLO

PROBATE DIVI
FILE NO.: 2006-144
Division: Pro

IN RE: ESTATE OF

RAY MITCHELL BRANCH
Deceased.
/


Suwannee Water and Sewer District
representative, both verbally and through
written communication; and, keeping and
maintaining of a log book of work done,
materials utilized, problems or issues that
have arisen and how they were resolved.
The site location is in the community of
Suwannee, Florida. Bids shall be
submitted for furnishing, delivering, and
Installing all materials, equipment, and
services including labor for the work, which
generally involves the inspection and
monitoring of all work performed by the
Contractor, its agents, employees, and/or
subcontractors.

COMPLETION DATE: Work on project is
to be completed within 360 days (See
Project Documents)

STARTING TIME OF WORK:
IMMEDIATELY. TIME IS OF THE
ESSENCE.

BIDDER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR REIVEW
OF PROJECT DOCUMENTS, AND
FAMILIARITY THEREWITH. PROJECT
DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW
AT DISTRICT OFFICE. A COPY WILL BE
PROVIDED UPON REQUEST AT $1.50
PER PAGE.

BID SUBMITTAL; A single bid shall be
submitted for. The contract will be awarded
pursuant to the requirements of applicable
state and federal laws and regulations.
Bids shall be enclosed within a sealed
envelope, in triplicate, with the words "Bid
for On-Site Inspector" and the bidder's
name, address and Florida contractor's
license number (if applicable) clearly
shown on the outside of the envelope.
Bids must be received no later than the
time set forth in this agreement. Owner will
not be responsible for any lost or late
arriving bids sent via U.S. Postal Service
or other delivery services. The location to
which the Bids must be sent is as follows:
by hand delivery to 825 SE 327th Street,
Suwannee, FL 32692, or by U.S. Mail to
P.O. Box 143, Suwannee, Florida 32692.

CONSIDERATION, will be given to
persons or entities with experience, and or
training, in the areas referenced above.

AWARD OF CONTRACTSS: Owner
reserves the right to waive technicalities or
irregularities, to reject any or all bids, and
to accept the bid that is in the best interest
of owner, not the bid which is the lowest.
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LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No: 2007-CP-13

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF:

EDITH N. RAINFORD,
alk/a EDITH EDNA RAINFORD
Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of Edith N.
Rainford a/k/a Edith Edna Rainford,
deceased, File Number 2007-CP-13, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Dixie
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 214 NE Highway 251,
Cross City, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 214 NE Highway 251,
Cross City, Florida 32628. The names and
addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attomey
are set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedents estate, including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom
a copy of this notice is served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
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, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.

The date of first publication of this Notice is
February 22, 2007.

JEFFERY A. RAINFORD, Personal
Representative
1132 SE 709"1 Street
Old Town, Florida 32680

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


LEGAL NOTICE


PUBLIC MEETING

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

Please take notice that the Three Rivers
Regional Library Board will hold a Board
Meeting on Thursday, March 8, 2007, at
7:00 P.M. at the Lafayette County Public
Library, in Mayo, Florida.

All interested persons are invited to attend


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of Ray
Mitchell Branch, deceased, whose date of
death was July 29, 2006, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Dixie County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is
Post Office Box 1206, Cross City, Florida
32628. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.

All creditors of the decedent and other
persons 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 THEH DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of first publication of this notice is
February 22, 2007.

PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE:
Jeremiah Branch

ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE:
John R. Weed
Atiorey for Jeremiah Branch
Florida Bar No. 121530
John Weed PA
605 South Jefferson Street
Perry, Florida 32347
Telephone: (850) 838-1773


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The recently completed 2006 Sampler by Gilda Dumont
Springhouse Quilters have been busy these last couple of
weeks. January ended with several members participating in a
workshop by Barbara Parks demonstrating Nickel Quilts. Several
attending the workshop were able to get the basics and begin
making a quilt using the Nickel Quilt Technique. February began
with a regular meeting on February 13 with 40 members and
quest in attendance at the quilt house located at Lottieville. In
case some of you might not know, the area near the Springhouse
Quilt house was once a busy railroad intersection located west on
Highway 26 and county road 334A.
Springhouse Quilters was organized in February 1992, so
during the meeting on February 13, Springhouse celebrated the
15th year of Springhouse Quilters. Thanks to the early members
who saw the need for a quilt group and organized Springhouse.
Springhouse has met in several places over the years, but since
2003 has had their own quilt house. So for a very special
birthday, Springhouse celebrated with a special birthday cake.
Jan Litzinger, President, is calling on the membership to
participate in the 2007 President's Challenge. This challenge with
be a quilted pillow top using two different quilting techniques on
both sides of the pillow. There will be a viewer's choice
selection of the completed pillows. All of the pillows will be o01
display at the quilt show in October.
The heiin nin uiltinR classes hbepan in January and are


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continuing with approximately 8 new members participating in
the classes. Gilda Dumont has just finished her sampler from the
Water 2006 classes and was very proud to show her completed quilt;
a, will Diane Schweder is the coordinator for the beginning classes:
ruary Norma Fisher, one of the beginning quilters was able to shown ia
scrappy quilt that took her 5 years to complete. She is now taking
the beginning classes to improve her quilting skills.
Pat Hodges explained another challenge for 2007. This
N6w challenge will use one of those special gift bags as a pattern to
s replicate and make into a quilted wall hanging.
For information on Springhouse Quilters, contact Jan
the Litzinger, 463 3971, or Lois Scott, 463 2207. Visit Springhouse at
nnee, www.http:springhousequilters.homestead.com.
Lois Scott, Publicity.


DIXIE
RIDA

SION
S-CP
obate


JOSEPH LITTLE

CONCRETE SERVICES, INC.


Specializing In
*Foundations eDriveways
*Sidewalks *Patios


Licensed
& Insured
License #0404


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


and be heard. Please be advised, that if a
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such purpose, he/she
may 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 (386)
294-1600 (voice & TDD) or via Florida
Relay Service at (800) 955-8771."
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LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

RICHARD L. HARPER
46006 BAY CREST DRIVE
TAMPA, FL 33615

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.: 078
MAY 23, 2002

Description of Property:

Parcel No. 04-10-12-0000-1750-0000

4 10 12 BG NE CR E % OF SW % RN W
645.5 FT S 1150 FOR POB RN E 105 FT
S 50 FT W 105 FT N 50 FT TO POB BY
CONTRACT-1981.

Subject to the restrictions of record.

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

JIM BAKER
C/O CONSTANCE ELKINS THOMAS
5108 RAGSDALE DR. APT. T-101 -
PALATKA, FL 32077

WARNING: Said property being in the
County of Dixie, State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be redeemed
according to law the property described in
such certificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the Dixie County
Courthouse on April 24, 2007 at 11:00
A.M.

February 16, 2007

Dana D. Johnson,
Clerk of Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
Candace L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk
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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


GET RESULTS.......... fAST



LDWILI DV T 1W mPM]


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.
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R.V. LOTS R.V. lots for rent in
Dixie County, $125.00 a month.
Call 321-453-3654.
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2 ACRES 2 miles from Cross
City off Hwy 351 with pines,
private, boarders Ray Saw Mill,
..asking $31,900.00, 229-546-4032.
8-9
.JUST REDUCED!!! 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
SReduced! Beautiful 1-acre lot in
Sugar Hill Estates. Build your home
.on 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.
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ACREAGE FOR
SALE W/HOME
8 ACRES off Hwy 357, 2 BR, 1
SB, mobile home, middle of 18,000
,acre hunt club. Deer, turkey, hog,
etc. 4 miles to Gulf boat ramp.
-$60,000. Call 727-638-0231.
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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 97th Street,
Cross City, FL 32628 (352) 498-
3175. TDD/TTY 711. Equal
Housing Opportunity.
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: BEAUTY
'ET READY FOR SPRING &
-SUMMER. Skincare, Spa
.Treatment @ Pampering Place -
-.Gni's Nail, Spa & Facial Studio.
:-tlon.-Fri- by appointment only, Call
.352-356-1381.
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:BEEF FOR SALE
-BEEF FOR FREEZER grain fed
:beef for freezer. No hormones or
.implants. $1.25 per Ib live weight,
:fus slaughter, cut & wrap /2 or
-Whole. Evergreen Farm 352-542-
1135 or 352-498-7067.
7-14
CARS/TRUCKS
FOR SALE
-1990 PLYMOUTH LASER TURBO
- refurbished, original owner,
79,000 miles. Call 352-542-2977.
8-9
-1997 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
,LARADO fully loaded, runs &
drives excellent, very clean, 2nd
owner, $4,500.00, call 352-542-
9728.
8-11
COMMERCIAL
PROPERTY/
OFFICE SPACE
FOR RENT


EXCELLENT COMMERCIAL SITE
has about 700 feet on east side
of Hwy's 19, 27, 98 and 55. This
beautiful location has median
cross-over and curb cuts. Call
Gerri, (352) 463-0700 or 221-4056
for rental information.
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GIFTS
UNIQUE GIFTS & HOME
ACCESSORIES. Willow Hole Art
Market. 3275 NE 349 Hwy. Or call
352-542-8674.
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HELP WANTED
FLORIDA PINE STRAW SUPPLY
COMPANY Drivers needed,
Class A CDL, (2) years experience
required, DFWP, call (386) 294-
3411.
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LOOKING FOR WORK CLOSER
TO HOME Come join us at Cross
City Rehab. We now have C.N.A.
positions open on the 6-2 and 10-6
shifts full time. Come by and see,
or call Maria or Karla at 352-498-
2005.
9-10
CASE MANGER DIXIE COUNTY -
Responsible for client case
recordss, client assessments, case
.plans, and case management for
:low-income individuals. High
;School graduate/or related
;experience. Submit Resume to
1Suwannee River ,Economic
'Council, Inc., PO Box 70, Live Oak,
'FL 32064, (386) 362-4115
SVoice/TDD. Affirmative Action
,Employer. Deadline: March 5, 2007
9-10
,ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR The
:Dixie County Board of County
'Commissioners is accepting
applicationss for an Electrical


Inspector. They must have a
Standard Electrical License or hold
an Electrical Contractor License.
The applicants are required to have
a minimum of ten years
experience. Applicants must be
eligible to test and successfully
qualify as a Standard Electrical
License Inspector within one year
or be terminated. Beginning salary
is from $25,000 to $31,000
annually, depending on
qualifications and experience.
Applications are available at the
Board of County Commissioners'
office and will be returned there. All
applications are due by Feb. 27,
2007 at 5:00 pm. A pre-
employment drug test is required.
The successful applicant will serve
a six month probationary period.
Dixie County is a drug free work
place and an equal opportunity
employer (EOE). Applicants must
have knowledge of Commercial
and Industrial wiring.
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168 Duly Days Tenured Track To
Commence .ugust 2007
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR,
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
Master's Degree with at least 18
graduate hours in discipline;
Medical Doctorate; or master's
with 18 graduate hours in work
centered on human Anatomy &
Physiology. Ability to also teach
Biology, Physical Science, or
other science related course
desired.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR,
BIOLOGY
Masters degree in Biology or
Microbiology with at least 18
graduate hours in the subject
area. Credentials to teach
Anatomy and Physiology,
Zoology, and other Life Sciences
courses a plus.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR,
BUSINESS EDUCATION
Master's degree in Business with
knowledge of office procedures,
bookkeeping process and
applications, and skill in
computer use and applications.
Knowledge of agribusiness as
related to business & industry
desired.
ASSOCIATE
PROFESSOR,ECONOMICS
Requires Masters degree with
minimum 18 graduate credit
hours in field and teaching
experience. Ability to teach in
additional fields (history, political
science, geography, math, etc.),
desirable.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR,
MATHEMATICS
Master's Degree with at least 18
graduate hours in Mathematics
prefix courses. Ability to use
graphing calculators and
computers.
198 'D)dDay *Tie Trac
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR,
TURF EQUIPMENT
TECHNOLOGY
Teach turf equipment and shop
management classes including
mechanics, diagnostics, welding
and maintenance. AA/AS with
five years full-time mechanic
experience. Bachelor's degree
preferred. Teaching experience
and/or turf equipment technician
experience desired.
Salary: Based,on degi-eend
experient, ph llbednei
Application Deadiie* Rieview of
a'iblictll6iia eiS ein Marcil S,
21007
Persons interested should provide
College application, vita, and
photocopies of transcripts. All
foreign transcripts must be
submitted with official
translation and evaluation.
Position details and anolications
Lake City Community College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City Fl 32025-2007
Phone (386) 754-4314; Fax (386)
754-4594
E-Mail:
boettclierti(,lakecitvcc.edu


L('CC i,--ccrbti d by thy I ('nlli-ion on ('oIl cgc n
the Soulhern Allocinlion of (ollegcs and Sciooils.
VP/ADA/,EAEO College in Education nld Emplovmcnl
SALES POSITION professional
phone skills & basic computer
skills. Must have excellent
communication skills, and be self
motivated. Salary + Commission -
Pharmaceutical Field, (386) 935-
0876 or Fax Resume to (386) 935-
4802.
9-10
DISTRICT EXECUTIVE -
Professional position available with
a leading national non profit
organization in the Lake City area.
Provide leadership and inspiration
on volunteer recruitment,
membership growth, and program
enrichment. Excellent benefits,
starting salary of $35,500, and
automobile and mileage allowance.
Bachelor's degree required. Email
resume with a cover letter to
jmetzger@bsamail.ora or fax to
904-387-4148.


DRIVERS Co. CDL-A Excellent
Pay + Benefits! $3,000 Retention
Bonus! More Home Time! Pd.
Holidays/Vac. + Med & Dental,
404-346-0960 x 22626.
8-9
HEALTH SUPPORT TECH The
Gilchrist County Health Department
is seeking a Health Support Tech,
Position #DOHHe1016 to join our
dynamic team. This position will
provide direct client care assisting
physicians, providing lab tests and
performing procedures. This


position works under the direct

supervision of the Director of
Nursing. Must have a high school
diploma or its equivalent and a
current valid Certified Nursing
Assistant certificate. Basic
computer skills, helpful. Must be
fingerprinted. May be required to
work extra hours or days in the
event of an emergency. Salary
range is $702.27 $1,825.01 bi-
weekly. Applications will be
accepted online at
https://oeoplefirst.myflorida.com/.
State of Florida applications may
be mailed to State of Florida,
People First, Staffing
Administration, PO Box 44058,
Jacksonville, FL 32231 or faxed to
(904) 636-2627. Deadline for
applications will be 2/23/07.
EEO/AANP Employer.
8-9


r CMNI EIIY [CL W IUl

DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENTAL
EDUCATION
Responsible for implementing
developmental courses and acting as
central resource for information about
program. Recruit, schedule and
evaluate developmental instructors.
Master's degree with 18 graduate
hours in English, Math, Reading, or
Education, plus three years
developmental teaching, including
online and distance leading classes.
Salary: $45,000 annually plus
benefits.
Application deadline: March 15, 2007.
Teaching Assistant II, Computer
Lab
213 Duty Days
Manage computer lab, supervise and
schedule work load for student
assistants, and assist student with
computer questions and assignments.
Minimum of 32 college semester
hours in relevant discipline, and two
years as teaching assistant or
experience in related area.
Salary: $17,705.00 annually plus
benefits
Application deadline: Febnary 28,
2007
College application and transcripts
required.
Position details and application
available on the web at:
wv\\ v .lakecitvcc.edu
Inquiries: Human
Resources
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314 Fax: (386)
754-4594
E-mail: boencherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association
of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in
Education & Employment
HOUSEKEEPER needed,
honest, dependable, reliable, apply
in person at 228 NE Hwy 51,
Steinhatchee Landing Resort -
352-498-3513.
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LEGAL ASSISTANT Smith Law
Firm is seeking a full-time
experienced Legal Assistant.
Replies are confidential. Call (352)
490-5353.
4-9
AVON REPS NEEDED in this
area. Earn 50% commission. Free
gift at sign up. Start kit is $10.00.
Call Terri at 1-877-814-4516.
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LIVESTOCK
2006 PAINT HORSE FILLY 4
white stockings, white blade face,
imprinted at birth, had all shots,
very gentle, $700.00, call 352-542-
9607.
8-9
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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MISCELLOUS
FOR SALE
MUZZLE-LOADER New CDA in-
line 50 Caliber, still in the box,
asking $125.00, call 352-578-5543.
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TROLLING MOTOR New, still in
box, Minn-Kota, foot control, 401b
thrush, $$275.00, call 578-5543.

MOBILE HOMES


FOR RENT
SINGLE WIDE FOR RENT-_3
miles south of Old Town, $300 per
month, first/last plus $200 security
deposit. No pets, no smoking, up to
3 people. 352-498-7067 or 352-
542-7135
7-14
2BR MOBILE HOME FOR RENT-
1B, deposit $200.00, monthly
$350.00; call 352-542-1761 or 352-
578-4290.
9-10
LIKE NEW 2BR, 2B trailer, on
Hollis Chewning Road, call 498-
2574.
7-9
MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE
VERY PRIVATE 2 BR, 2 Bath,
14 wrue MH on 3 gorgeous acres,
located in Old Town. Call Lois at
HERRING REALTY for details.
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PERSONAL
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE &


SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES:
Individual counseling and support
groups for women are offered
through Another Way, Inc. Services
are confidential and free. Contact
any of our O1'teach offices at (352)
486-330-, (352) 498-1293, (386)
758-4843 or (386) 792-2747 for an
appointment or the location and
times of group counseling. Another
way, Inc. also provides two 24-hour
crisis lines, Sexual Assault 1-866-
875-7983, Domestic Violence 1-
800-500-1119, information and
referral services, legal advocacy,
community education, and
professional training for law
enforcement, health care and
educational personnel.
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AA MEETINGS Wednesday
night, 8:00 P.M. at the Fellowship
Baptist Church, in Steinhatchee,
Florida.
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AA MEETINGS Monday nights,
8:00 p.m. Cross City Church of
Christ, McArthur Street, across
from Gooding Funeral Home. Call
1-800-613-0164.
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PETS & SUPPLIES
PATENTED HAPPY JACK
OVATION PROTECTIVE BAND
reduce flea, tick, mosquito borne
disease on your dog and
household. Lands Ranch Supply
(352) 542-0820. www.e-stitch.com
6-9
FREE LAB PUPPIES 4 golden, 2
black, born Dec. 25, 2006. Please
call 352-578-5197 or 352-498-
5260.
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PLANTS

A & K NURSERY
CITRUS SALE
Over 30 varieties to choose
from, starting at $17.50.
Annuals & Veggies
$2.75 9-pak
Knockout Roses
$12.00
Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm
Hwy 19 next to
County Health Department
(352) 356-1189
(9-10)


SERVICES
BOBCAT SERVICE palmetto
removal, site prep, fence lines
cleared, back-yard ponds dug,
heavy bush hogging, FREE
estimates, cell 352-665-8609,
home 352-542-8609.
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CANDY & CANDY MAKING
SUPPLIES fresh made candies
ready for gift giving or supplies for
DIY. Merckens chocolates, sugar
free, Lorann's oils, books, tools &
classes. "Candy Made Simple"
located at Laney's Antique & Gift
Mall in Chiefland,
www.candymadesimple.com, (352)
463-8865.
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HANDYMAN SERVICES
carpentry, roofs, additions,
porches,. remodeling, decks -
FREE ESTIMATES, call 352-949-
2292.
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BABYSITTING Will baby sit in
my home Mon. through Fri., 7 am
to 7 pm, possible weekends. Hot
meals and snack provided. Contact
Lynee Cooper, 498-3487 or 578-
4015.
9-11
WEBSITE DESIGN and hosting.
Affordable from as little as 55
cents a day. 1000's of templates
and features to choose from. You
can have a full-blown webpage for
less than you'd spend for a handful
of business cards and fliers. 10
years experience call Old Town
352-578-2020 or 352-542-3322.
7-12
DUST & DIRT EXTERMINATORS:
We'll rid your home or office of the
mess. Honest, dependable, with.
reasonable rates. Call Kelly &
Sheile @ 352-498-4194, leave
message if no answer.
7-9

METAL ROOFING Buy direct
form manufacturer. Over 20 colors
in stock several profiles to choose
from! Quick turnaround! Call for
quote. Gulf Coast Supply & Mfg.
Inc., 352-498-0778.
2-18


I Child Wi


WE'RE ALL BUSINESS!
We give you GOOD WATER
(From: Your Well or City Water)
At a Reasonable Price
***GUARANTEED***
ZERO MAINTENANCE
NO SALT
Iron-Free Well
Water Co., Inc.
Call 542-9817 or 542-2648
or 800-437-1128
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SHOWERS OF BLESSINGS
CUSTOM WATER TREATMENT -
We custom build our systems to
meet your need. We have Reverse
Osmosis to give you clean healthy
drinking water. We have GE water
treatment systems for the whole
house. GE financing available with
no money down and low, low
payments. Why rent when you can
own your own? Call today for your
free water analysis. For all of your
water problems call your GE
Platinum Dealer today! David B.
Downing (352) 356-0474 or (352)
498-2449. We service what we sell!
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.


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/lns. Call Pastor Jim
Hurst at 352-498-3023 or 352-356-
7770.
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DIXIE MONUMENTS Serving
North Central FLA. for 16 years.
Open Tuesday Friday. 8-4;
Saturday 8-12 or call for
appointment anytime. Located on
'512 Ave. (behind McCrabb Church)
7 miles North of Old Town off Hwy
349. 542-3432 or toll free 1-877-
542-3432.
BUSH HOG / HEAVY BUSH HOG
fence lines, site prep, complete
tractor & Bobcat service. Cell 352-
542-4310.Free Estimates.
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MOYER SEPTIC SERVICES -
Serving the Tri-County area.
Residential & Commercial, Pump-
outs septic tank cert. New
installations & drain field repairs.
Call (352) 542-7242, or (352) 498-
3926.
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
MINOR ALTERATIONS &
REPAIRS Pants, hemmed, torrn
pockets, side seams repaired,
badges, rank insignias (chevron's
etc.), buttons replaced and other-
minor repairs, call (352) 498-5950),'
- Smoke Free Business.
9-12


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
Washing, great work, great prices -
no job to big or small Free
estimates Lic. & Ins. Call 352
210-0122.


TIRED OF CHEAP WATER SOFTENERS & POTASSIUM?
Try.....

Newmans Water Treatment

(352) 213-0084
Conditioner / Chlorination / Dechlorination
Carbon Filter / Sink Filters / H20 Purification
Guaranteed To Remove Iron & Sulfur
100% Financing 0 Down
We Service & Sell All Brands, Ronnie Newmans, Owner
Makes & Models Locally Owned & Operated


White's Pump Service
Pump Repairs All Makes & Models

Submersible Pumps Pool Pumps ?f
Water Softeners Iron Filters

Serving The Tri-County Area
Over 25 Years Experience

Garland White (352) 542-0065



















Kawlimgs Masonry

& Concrete Service, ULC
M./52-242-502
H./52-542-90 12

House Slabs, Driveways, Raised Foundations

Licensed & Insured
P. O. Box 1776 Lic. # 9817
Old Town. FL 32680 VAL RAWLINGS, Owner




A. Q. E.

Action Quality Excavation
All Type Dirt work, Clean Up & Land Clearing

7840 Lake Avenue Fanning Springs, FL 32693


JAMES F. THOMPSON
Owner


Ph. (352) 221-0571
FAX: (352) 463-9957
D/C# 160*16466*20


th Learning Disability?


Unable To Work For Any Reason?

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

How Can The Social Security Disa lity Specialist At Integrated Family Services Help You?

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


Integrated Family Services
Across From Hill Insurance at the Joseph T. Lander Law Office

(352)498-2511







10A DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE


Nashville Recording Artists

Donna Stacy Performs At


Local American Legion Post
Last Friday night, Donna
Stacy, a Nashville recording
artist, performed at the Old
Town American Legion Post
383 to an overflowing crowd
df legionnaires and their
guests.
Stacy is a local singer and
songwriter. She is currently
working on a new CD release
to be available this summer,
featuring a mixture of
bluegrass, soul and traditional B
country.
Her musical roots run deep
in the area. Stacy's father,
Leonard Stacy, is host of the .
Suwannee Valley Bluegrass ,
Hour. As a child she was
reared in the coal mining hills Donna Stacy
of Virginia, traveling throughout the Southeastern states with her parents she attended many
bluegrass festivals.
Stacy calls the tri-counties home, as she has lived here for the past 15 years. She has worked as a
station manager of WLQH in Chiefland and currently works for WDUH (101.7FM) in Trenton.
In addition to appearing at the American Legion Post 383, she has appeared at the Cedar Key
Seafood Festival, Down Home Days and the Bell Christmas Parade. Stacy has also produced and
hosted a number of events at the Otter Springs Resort.
The Old Town American Legion Post 383 have signed her to another engagement at the post on
St. Patrick's Day, Mar. 17, between 2pm and 5pm. So if you missed her performance last Friday,
you have another chance to hear her on St. Patrick's Day when she performs a medley of Irish songs,
in addition to her regular repertoire.


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Banquet Held Recently


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Nothing left in Gators'


tank this

time
When they tried to
push the accelerator to
the floor, there was
nothing left in the gas
tank. And we're not
talking about the boys
at Daytona Beach.
After twice
overcoming double-
digit deficits at


halftime against SEC opponents in the past few weeks, the No. 1
Florida basketball Gators found themselves too far back in the
pack to catch up to the Vanderbilt Commodores.
It was somebody else's turn to win one for a change.
In the scheme of things, getting hammered by the Commodores,
83-70, Saturday in Nashville probably doesn't mean all that much.
It only starts to matter in March.
Certainly, though, it would have been nice for Gator fans if this
tean would have established the school record 18th straight
victory.
But as Billy Donovan has said many times before when asked if
these Gators could make history by becoming the first team since
Duke to win back-to-back national titles, "we're not interesting in
trying to make history we're just trying to win the next game."
You can live on the edge just so long and clearly this Florida
team was feeling the body punches from playing tough SEC
opponents on the road even if they had won all the league games
to date.
When Florida went to the locker room at halftime, trailing only
by eight points, 35-27, it hardly seemed daunting. After all, the
Gators had trailed this same team in Gainesville by 11 at half and
had won easily, 74-64. And they'd been down by 18 to Alabama
before pulling it out, 76-67.
This time the Gator Boys came up short. They ran into a feisty
bunch of Vandy shooters, led by the remarkable performances of
Derrick Byars and Shan Foster, who scored 24 points each.
Whether Florida holds on the No. I ranking next week is
questionable, although they had been unanimous choices the past
two weeks. Of much greater concern for Donovan is trying to beat
South Carolina at home next Wednesday, then LSU and Tennessee
on the road and, finally, Kentucky at the 0-Dome.
That's the kind of"history" he's interested in making right now
Quick Jump Starts
1. Kudos to the college football coaches for putting those 14
plays per game back in the game by going back to the old clock
rules.
2. CBS might do well to invest in a saliva-shield on 'the
microphone of ex-Steelers coach Bill Cowher when he gets fired
up in his new broadcasting job next fall.
3. Soif NASCAR wants to avoid cheating, how about just
taking cars right off the assembly.line and running them as real
"stock cars"?


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Dixie County High School football team recently held their
banquet and awards program. They were fed a delicious meal
before the awards in the school cafeteria. The awards ceremony
opened up with the cheerleaders being recognized for the
outstanding job they did during football season.
Head coach Brent Wilkerson recognized some of the key people
who helped make this past 8-3 season a reality. Coach Ted
Boprum for keeping the statistics, Tommy Hamilton and Rev. Ed
Ivey for announcing the games, Chain crew Maxie Chewning,
Edward Marsh, Chris Osteen and Randy Music, Program Sales -
Debbie Parrish & Beth Palmer, Ladies in charge of getting
sponsors for feeding the teams Janet Fowler and Jodi Spurlin and
to:the many, many folks who help bring the banquet together.
He also recognized the water girls for all their help during the
season Mirah Riels, Ashton Begue, Jaime VanAernam, Britni
Robson, Kristen Chesser, Caroline McClellen and Lacy Johnson.
Junior Varsity coaches P.J. Hope, Paul Bennett and Richard
Whittington passed out certificates to the Junior Varsity Players
and thanked the Junior Varsity players for giving their all in their
3-1 season.
Coach Wilkerson also thanked his assistant coaches Offensive
Litle Coach Mike Sauls, Defensive Line coach Jerry Wayne
Evans, Secondary coach Andy Chesser and Offensive
Coordinator Andrew Thomas.
INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
-Most Improved Lineman Junior Michael Lewis
*Best Defensive Tackle Junior Nate Carlton
iBest Offensive Lineman Senior Corey Land
*Special Team Award Micah Cassidy (second on team in
scoring points 37.
rMost Improved Skills Award Gary David Pinner
SBest Offensive Back Sophomore Rodney Scott (1566 Total
yards This Year, averaged 5.9 yards per carry).
*Most Improved Lineman Senior Doug Driscoll
*Best Offensive Lineman Junior John Corbin
*Best Defensive Cornerback Jerrell Tyson
*Best Defensive Safety Bud Wessels
.*Most Improved Defensive Back Junior Tyler Music
*Best Linebacker Award Jacob Evans (led in tackles)
*Bear Pride Award Corey VanAernam.
*MVP Award A. J. Land
Seniors on the team included: A.J. Land, Jerrell Tyson, Micah
Cassidy, Korey VanAernam, Corey Land, Gary David Pinner,
Markell Harris, Bud Wessels.
Coach Wilkerson stated that he was looking forward to Spring
Practice so that he can get a feel for what he will have to play ball
with in the fall.
Keep up the good work!


FIRST YEAR
LETTERMEN
Buddy Philmon,
Glendon Osteen,
Cameron Keen, Markell
Harris, Nehemiah
Aiken, Doug Driscol,
Tyler Music, Cory
Conlin, Michael Perez,
Jeremy Adkins, Brent
Locke, Aaron Corbitt,
Cord Osteen, Corey
Conlin, Robert
Simmons, Grant
Fowler, Tyler Parrish,
Clint Wood, and Tevin
Henderson.

SECOND YEAR
LETTERMEN
Jerrell Tyson, Rodney
Scott, Terrance George,
Micah Cassidy, Corey
VanAernam, Bud
Wessels, Gary David
Pinner, Jacob Evans,
Anthony Smith, Nate
Carlton, Michael Lewis,
John and John Corbin.

THIRD YEAR
LETTERMEN
A.J. Land & Cory Land


Lady Bears

Bring Record

To 2-2 With

Win & Loss
The Lady Bears traveled to
Williston last Thursday night
and defeated the Williston Red
Devils, 5-1. They scored two
runs in the first inning after
Jaime VanAernam got on base
on a hit pitch and scored the
first run on a double by Kayla
Clemens. Clemens crossed
home plate on a single by
Britni Robson. Williston's
only run came in the third
inning, making the game 2-1.
But the Lady Bears put
three runs in the score book in
the fifth innings with Clemens
reaching first on a single,
Robson beat out a bunt,
followed by a single from
Mandy Cannon. The Bears left
runners on base in the sixth
and seventh innings but could
not manage any more runs.
The Bear defense managed
to keep the Red Devils from
scoring even though they had
the based loaded in the fifth
inning.
They played the Trenton
Tigers on Tuesday night,
losing 4-3. The Tigers scored
one run in the fourth inning
and three in the fifth inning
and the Lady Bears mounted a
comeback in the sixth scoring
three runs. Mandy Cannon
reached basin on a single,
Jessica Chewning walked,
followed by a single by Kayla
Clemens, loading the bases.

JV PLAYERS WHO
MOVED UP
Kyle Skelly, Daniel
Bannister, Cody
Spurlin, Rick
Whittington, Jarred
Corbin, Zack Lashley,
Bret Sullivan and
Donald Anderson.


Britni Robson drove in Cannon
and Chewning on a single to
right field. Robson scored on a
fielder's choice hit by Caroline
McClellan. In the seventh
inning Vanessa Hollis reached
base on an error by the
shortstop, stole second and
third, but could not manage to
reach home, thus ending the
game, 4-3 in favor of the
Tigers.
The Bears are 2-2 on the
season and take on Ft. White
Thursday night at home with
the JV playing at 5 and the
varsity at 7. The varsity Bears
travel to Newberry on Friday
night and take on the Panthers


at 7:00 P.M. Both teams travel
to Bell on Thursday, March 1.
The JV Bears lost to
Williston 11-9.


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4. If Tony Stewart played football insteadof racing cars, he'd be
a perfect Oakland Raider except that he wins.
5. There is almost nothing you can say about Tim Hardaway's
anti-gay remarks that got him fired last week by the NBA without
offending somebody so I won't except to suggest that the
word "hate" cannot tolerated when used by any public figure
about any group.
Short Stuff:
Maybe the greatest pitcher ever died at 81 last week with passing
of Eddie Feigner, who in his lifetime struck out more than
155,000 batters, including Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente,
Brooks Robinson, Willie McCovey, Maury Wills and Harmon
Killebrew in succession but in softball ...... Two of my
favorites among the rules changes college football coaches are
considering next month are not starting the clock on the kickoff
until a player touches the ball and using more 30-second timeouts
.. One Bowden's loss is another's gain: Coveted receiver
Markish Jones will, indeed, play his football for Tommy in
Clemson and not at FSU for Bobby as previously thought.
Nothing but Net
(With a little help from Buddy's cyberfriends)
Buddy's Mail Bag
Re: Tony Dungy's post-game Super Bowl remarks:
When Vince Lombardi coached the Packers, his motto was, "We
have these priorities: Church, Family, and the Green Bay
Packers." Coach Lombardi rarely discussed religion for the press.
However, Lombardi made it to mass every morning he was in
Green Bay.
As a young associate pastor at Green Bay First Methodist
Church, I saw every Sunday the Packers were in town the
following: coach Red Cochrane, Bart Starr, Boyd Dowler, Carroll
Dale, Willie Davis, Herb Adderly, Henry Jordan, and many other
players even though many church members were already out at
Lambeau Field tailgating before for the game. I hope that the
religious practices of Coach Lombardi and his staff and team is
seen as Christian by contemporary "Christians." There are some
who do not think being part of the Catholic or mainline Protestant
Churches count as Christian. And there are some who do not
realize that many coaches have been Christian all through
American sports history.
Rev. Jerry Eckert
Port Charlotte
JERRY: The remark made by Dungy was to put in context that,
while he and Bears coach Lovie Smith were proud of being the
first African American coaches at the Super Bowl, they also were
proud of both being Christian.

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1. Talk is cheap until you hire a
lawyer.
2. Best marriage advice: Love,'Honor and Negotiate.
3. Challenge authority. Just not now.
Today's Joke
Lee Trevino once reminded us that "golf is a game invented by
the same people who think music comes out of a bagpipe."
Today's Proverb
Frustration is trying to find your glasses without your glasses.
And good morning ...
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MARCH 2-3 & 8-15 ~ SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
2007 SUWANNEE RIVER FAIR AND LIVESTOCK
ASSOCIATION SHOW AND SALE
Friday, March 2:ei Show is ion
5:00 p.m 7:00 p.m ........... .. ........ ... ........................................ ........ ...Heif r Show Registra"io
Saturday, March 3: ............orse Check-In
8:00 a.m .............. ... ........ .................. ........................................ ..........Horse Qui
9:00 a.m............... .. .. ....................................................................... ................... ...... ................. H orse Q ui
9:00 a.m ........... -- ..... ... ................ .H horse Show
10:0 0 a.m U ntil ..................................... .............................................. ........... .......... .... ...* ose show
10:00 a.m. -Until........... ........ .. .......................... ........ "....... ....Cloverbud Rabbit & Check-In
12:0 0 p .m .......................... ............. ...................................... Cloverbu Show
12:30 p.m ... .. .. ... . ......... ... ... ........ ...... ........*.. .. .H eifer Show
7 :0 0 p .m ....... ........ ......................... ..................... ......................................... .................. ......... H eifer S ho w
Thursday, March : ........Poulry Entry
2:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m..................................................................... ................ ......... ..... PoulRabbitry Entry
2:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.......................................................................... .Rabbit Entry
5:00 p.m ...................................................................................................................Poultry Judging R registration
6:00 p.m....... ..................... .......... ................... ............. .Poultry Judging Events
Friday, March 9:
9:00 a.m ............. .............................................................. ............. ............ .............. ...Poultry Show
2:30 p.m 5:30 p.m ........................................................... : .. ...................................I.......... ....... ...........S teer E ntry
3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.................................. ...... ........Consumer Choices Judging Teams Registration
4:00 p.m ............... ....................... .......Primary and Senior Consumer Choices Judging Event
:00p. ............................................................ ......unior Consumer Choices Judging Event
6:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.................................................................................Home Economics Entry (NON-FOOD ITEMS)
7:00 p.m .. ...................................................................Rabbit Show and Rabbit Showmanship
Saturday, March 10:
7:00 a.m. 1 1:00 a.m.................. .. ......... ................................................. .................. .................. Swine Entry
9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m......................... ...................................... .......................................Home Economics Entry
9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m........................................................... ............................... Dairy Cattle and Dairy Goat Entry
1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.............. ........................ .............. .......** .......... ...... Judging of Home Economics Exhibits
100 p m .......... ........ ...... ............. ......... ........... ...................... ............ .Livestock Judging Events
1 ~. 0 p L...Dairy Judging Events
3:00 p.m ............................................................................................................................D airy Judging Events
4:00p.m. -5:00 p.m........................ .............Release of Home Economics-Perishable Food Items: Cakes, Breads, etc.
5:00 p.m .. .... ..... ................ .... ..... ...... ........... ............. ....... .. ...... ..... ..... ..........Steer Showmanship
Sunday, March 11:
1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m................. ... ...............................Fair Grounds Open To The Public-Viewing Of Exhibits
1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.............................. ................................................ ............ Dairy Goat M ilking Contest
2:00 p.m ....................................................................................... ............. ........ ........ D airy Cow Show C linic
3:30 p.m ............... .... ............. ................................................ .................. Dairy Goat Costume Contest
5:00 p m............................................ ................ ................Dairy Goat Mock Show
Monday, March 12:
8:30 a.m ...................................... ......................... ......... .. ........... ........ ..................... Sw ine Show
9:00 am. -5:00 p ............................... ....................................................... Home Economics Open For Review
11:00 a.m 2:00 p.m ...... ................................. .............................. ......... .. ........ Release R abbit and Poultry
2:30 p.m............ ............... .. ..... ...... .. .......... ..Dairy Goat and Dairy Cattle Show
Immediately After the Dairy Shows.......................................................Release Dairy Goat and Dairy Cattle Entries
7:30 p.m ............... .......... ........................................ ... .. ............. .... ......... ........ Fashion Review
Tuesday, March 13:
8:30 a.m............................................................. ...................... ...............Feeder Steer Show
9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m ........................ ......... .........Home Economics Open For Review
1:30 p.m ..... ................... ............. .. .. ................... ..................... ...... ..... .. ... M market Steer Show
3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m, .................. .....................Release of Home Economics-BEST OF SHOW-Exhibits/Ribbons
7:00 p.m ................. ................................................ .................. ...... .....A w yards Presentation
Wednesday, March 14:
9:30 a,.m ............................................................... .............. ........................ ............ ......... .......... S ale
12:00 p.m .................................................................... ..................................... ..............B buyers L luncheon
1:30 p.m.... ...... ........ .......... ..... ................................. ............. .. .......Sale
3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.......................................... .......Release of Home Economics-BEST OF SHOW-Exhibits/Ribbons

Fair grounds will be opened every morning by 6:00 a.m. and closed by 10:00 p.m. every evening. No one is to sleep in the Livestock
area, in tents, or in any area not designated for such. All children must be under adult supervision at all time.


Florida Livestock Market Report
For the week ended February 15, 2007
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 5,850 compared to
6,014 last week, and 6,047 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 2.00


* to 4.00 higher.
Feeder Steers:
Med & Lg Frame No. 1-2


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

Slaughter Cows:
Lean 85-90 percent

SSlaughter Bulls:
SYield Grade No. 1-2


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

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

750-1200 lbs

1000-2100 Ibs.


$ 128-195
$ 118-160
$95-128

$ 115-180
$ 100-134
$90-114

$ 44-49

$ 58-66


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DIXIE COUNTY SOLID WASTE
2006
Cost Per Household Report
REVENUE EXPENSES
Small County Grant $192,000
Dumpster Rentals $23,705
C&D Tipping Fees $115,747
STipping Fees $26,211
Waste Tire $9,442
: Cardboard Sales $4,610
SDebris Tipping Fees $11,250
Special Assessments $1,138,303
STransportation Adjustments Greenville $69,000
SScrap Sales $5,845
-Other Tipping Fees $1,921
SCommercial Debris $11,250
.Detequent Assessmetns $24,034
Equipment Sales $28,468
SInterfund Transfer $337,328



Interest Earned -Closed Landfill $3,122
InterestEaed C & D $5,239
Regular Salaries and Wages $370,873
Other Salaries and Wages $38,495
Overtime Salaries and Wages $4,163
FICA Taxes $30,145
Retirement Contribution $32,778
SLife & Health Insurance $87,919
Workers Compensation $82,560
Professional Services $109,253
Aucilla Solid Waste Fee $429,555
Communication Services $2,174
e:Utiity $ 3,645
General Liability Insurance $18,647
Repair and Maintenance $84,549
Miscellaneous Charges $878
Office Supplies $422
Operating Supplies $140,160
Books, Continuing Education
SMachinery and Equipment $267,343
Installment Payments for Equipment $123,916
Appropriation for Collections( Property Appraiser and Tax Collector) $180,000


TOTAL $2,007,475 $2,007,475


Number of Households 9888
Solid Waste Expense $2,007,475
Cost per Household $ 203.02


S CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007



Offshore Gulf First Buck!


Grouper

Closed

Temporarily

To Sport

Fishing
Recreational harvest of red,
black and gag grouper in Gulf
of Mexico federal waters is
prohibited Feb. 15 March 15.
Federal waters begin 9 nautical
miles offshore of Florida in the
Gulf.
Anglers may continue to
take legal bag limits of red,
black and gag grouper in state
waters, within 9 nautical miles
of shore, according to the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission.

Becoming F.I.T.-Finandally In Tune
STEP 1: GET A CHECKUP
Check your credit report and review
current financial and insurance plans
before beginning a fiscal fitness program.
STEP 2: SET PERSONAL FINANCIAL
GOALS
Identify your goals(e.g., saving for
retirement, paying for a college education,
buying a home).
STEP 3: BEGIN YOUR WORKOUT
PROGRAM
Your program should include a plan for
both saving and spending.
STEP 4: MONITOR YOUR PROGRESS
Check in regularly to make sure you're on
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Time For Little League Sign Ups!
Little League sign ups will be Saturday Feb. 17 from 4:30 p.m.
to 6 p.m., Thursday Feb. 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and the last day
will be Tuesday Feb. 27 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please bring original
birth certificate, ID, and two forms (light bill, phone bill, etc.) with
your 911 address on it. The cost will be $35 for the first child and
$30 for each additional child. For any questions, please call Gary
Montgomery at 352-542-7947.


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Casey Osteen brought down this beautiful 7-point buck on December
16' 2006. This was Casey's first buck...you go girl!



2nd ANNUAL

WOMEN IN THE OUTDOORS

CROSS CITY GUIDED

AIRBOAT FISHING TRIP
Last year the Women in the Outdoors (WITO) held a Guided
Airboat fishing trip. A group of 30 women spent the day at Shired
Island fishing on airboats. For a lot of the ladies this was their first
time riding on an airboat, but for some this was also their first tifie
fishing. All the ladies had a great time and even caught their limit
in fish.
On March 2nd we will be holding a social and auction at -the
Trailriders Club in Cross City. There will be a lot of
NWTF/WITO items up for auction. This will be a silent auction.
There will also be dinner served. The women are allowed to bring
guest that night. Guest fees are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for
kids. On March 3rd the ladies will meet at Shired Island Park and
load up on an airboat with their drivers and fishing gear until noon,
when then they will.come back to the park for a fabulous lunch,
and then back out to finish the day fishing. This event women only
get to fish.
Ladies if this is something that sounds like something you
would like to do, join up now and come enjoy the fun and
fellowship with us.
The fee for this event is $45.00 if you sign up before February
1st. From February 2nd till February 21st the fee is $55.00. This
registration fee includes one year membership in the Women in the
Outdoors program, one year subscription to the Women in the
Outdoors magazine, dinner at the social on Friday Night, a light
breakfast and lunch at the event,'and a fun filled day of fishing and
riding an airboat and enjoying the great outdoors.
WITO is one of the fastest growing non-profit conservation
organization in the world. WITO is part of the National 'Wild
turkey Federation (NWTF).
For more information and a registration form contact Marie
Hunt (352) 542-7917 or (352) 578-4042. And you can get a
registration form at Creekside Farm Supply or Freedom Craft
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
Suwannee Water and Sewer District Has Committed a Monitoring violation of
Florida Drinking Water Rules
What Happened? -- Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this incident was not an emergency, as our
customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we did to correct this situation.
We routinely monitor for total coliform bacteria in our drinking water system. We took seven samples to test for the presence of coliform
bacteria during the month of October 2006. A total number of two samples showed the presence of total coliform bacteria. Systems that test
positive in more than 1 sample per period (or 5% of samples for a system taking more than 40 samples per period) are in violation of the
maximum contaminant Level rule.
What Should I do? -- You do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions. However, if you have specific health concerns,
consult your doctor.
People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice
about drinking water from their health care providers. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from
EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
What does this mean? -- This is not an emergency. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. coliform bacteria are generally
not harmful themselves. coliforms are bacteria, which are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially
harmful bacteria may be present. Coliforms were found in more samples that allow and this was a warning of potential problems.
Usually, coliforms are a sign that thee could be a problem with the system's treatment or distribution system (pipes). Whoever detect
coliform bacteria in any sample, we do followup testing to see if other bacteria of greater concern, such as fecal coliform or E. coli, are present.
What is being done? -- We increased the flushing of the lines andsaampling per DEP requirements until the samples indicated an absence of
total coliform and especially E. coli. We continued to sample per DEP requirements and have not had any other positive test for total coliform in
the water system.

For more information, please contact Tony Johns, at (352) 542-7570.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly
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Local Family Adopts Puppy

With Special Needs


Kilee & Mickie
The Glidden family, Michael, Traci, and Kilee of Old Town
cared enough to adopt a puppy with a special problem. Mickie, an
adorable, Pomeranian puppy, was attacked by other dogs. Her
hind leg was so badly broken it had to be amputated when she was
only 10 weeks old.
Due to illness, Mickie's original owner was unable to care for
her. Mickie was given to a volunteer foster home with the Dixie
County Humane Society. This volunteer paid for Mickie's
veterinarian bills out of her own pocket. At the same time, Traci
Glidden happened to contact the Humane Society after she saw an
article in the Dixie County Advocate for pet adoptions. She was
looking for a small dog and was told about the puppy. Traci went
to see Mickie and fell in love at first sight.
Mickie is doing great now. She loves to play with the
SGlidden's other dog and their cat. When these two tire of Mickie's
energy, they get up on the steps that Mickie is too little to climb.
Mickie is like any other puppy now...happy, healthy and lucky to
Shave found such a caring family.
By-Line: Linda Bartell


American

Legion News
At last Thursday's meeting at
Post 91, the members there for the
donation dinner had the
opportunity to meet and speak
with a group of young men that
Shad been in the area for a week or
so, helping folks throughout the
community. These 25 young men
from the ALERT Academy based
in Big Sandy, Texas, were here at
the invitation of the Character
Council of Gilchrist County.
These young men are working,
using training that they have
received at the Academy that
teaches many basic skills and this
trip allows them to hone those
skills. They are now headed to
South Florida for dive training and
new skills for their use in other
areas. The brochure the team
handed out explains their Basic
Training, the Emergency
Response Training and more about
the Advanced Training programs
offered at the ALERT Academy. I
spoke with Carl and Geneva
Cornwell, who, among
others, worked with these young
men and Ms. Geneva said she had.
never cooked so many eggs. The
Corwells were up at 4:00 or 4:30
AM, cooking breakfast for the
team, each day. These young men
then went out with sack lunches
-and began the jobs that had
been lined up for them. I had the
Privilege of watching a team of 10
men working and I got tired just
watching. Steady at it, until the
job was done, all in good humor,
working together. And when the
job was done, these young men
gathered together, sang a hymn,
prayed and went on to the next
*job. All this spirit and working as
each young man felt God had
asked him to, helping others and
working together for a common
cause. These men exemplify the
motto ,"Answering the Call to
Serve", and, to me, are serving
God and Country, as well.
Fourth District Vice-
'Commander, Jim Ramos,
reminded the assembled veterans
at the meeting last Thursday about
the up-coming Fourth District
meeting on Saturday, March 10, at
Post 58 in Dunnellon.
Registration will be from 09:00 -
10:00 with doughnuts, coffee and
orange juice, and the meeting will
begin at 10:00. There will be a
lunch served after the meeting.
All Legionnaires are invited to
come meet your District Officers
;as well as Legionnaires from other
-Posts in the District. Post
-Commanders, come brag about
-your Post and what it is doing.
American Legion Post 149 in
Newberry will celebrate the
American Legion's 88th
?Birthday on March 6, at 7:00 PM
-Vyith a covered dish dinner at the
Post Home in Newberry and has
.extended an invitation to the area
Legionnaires to join in' the
celebration. Just bring a favorite
covered dish and join right in with
Post 149 in wishing a Happy
Birthday to the American Legion.
Trenton's Post 91 will
celebrate on March 15th and the
donation dinner that night will be
corned beef and cabbage, so make
plans for that night too. The
dinner there will begin at 5:30
'PM, until 6:45.


and the families of those called to
active duty in service to America,
helping out however and
whenever you can. And remember
the twenty-five young men in
Alert Team 36 in your prayers as
well, as they go through their
training cycles to be ready to help
others when they are needed.
For God and Country, Wayne
Gravely American Legion Post
149

Auditions Set

For Upcoming

Production At

SVP
Suwannee Valley Players
announces auditions for its
upcoming production of "The
Importance of Being Earnest,"
the comedy of manners in 3
acts by Oscar Wilde.
Auditions dates HAVE BEEN
CHANGED AND will be held
at the Chief Theatre, 25 E.
Park Avenue, in Chiefland on
Saturday, March 3rd at 4 p.m.
and Sunday, March 4th at
11:30 a.m.
Needed: 5 men and 4
women, ranging in appearance
to be from 18-65 years old.
No preparation necessary.
Cold readings from the script.
Rehearsals will later be
scheduled with cast
consideration from March 6th
through June 2, 2007.
Performance dates are
Thursday through Sundays,
the first two consecutive
weekends in June.
THE STORY: Two young
gentlemen living in 1890s
England have taken to bending
the truth in order to put some
excitement into their lives.
Jack lives in the country with
his pretty ward Cecily. But in
the city, he goes by the name
of Ernest and is in love with
Gwendolyn Fairfax. Miss


DEF Help To Make Math Fun!
Do you know of many middle-school
students who can say that they "REALLY" ..........
love math? There are probably only a handful :. I t B
of parents who can make this statement A g -a
either. There is help via a math game called '
"TiViTz". Through the efforts of the Dixie
Education Foundation, Inc., combined with ,
grants from Capital City Banks Foundation
and the Consortium for Florida Education
Foundations, $3,000.00 has been used to '
purchase 45 game sets. They will be utilized > 1 '
by the Ruth Rains Middle School Math I i
teachers.
What is TiViTz? It is a board game, The teachers using the game are: Donna Robson,
played by a team of 2 students. The game is Adrienne Snyder, Donna Mullins, Jana O'Neal,
produced in three interesting game themes. Robyn Norton and Karen Ganus.
All three types will be utilized, to include,
Underwater, Space, and Baseball. The game was developed by SAS Games, of Cocoa, Florida. The
game is as easy as checkers to learn, and as hard as chess to master. There are two primary goals,
that of teaching students they CAN perform the 4 basic math functions; and learning to utilize
strategy. Some Hillsborough county schools have been using the game for years, with documented
results of improved MATH scores on the FCAT. Testimonials of success stories can be found on the
game website (www.tivitz.com).
The teachers using the game are: Donna Robson, Adrienne Snyder, Donna Mullins, Jana O'Neal,
Robyn Norton and Karen Ganus. Teachers will be giving students a skills test prior to, and at the
end of the school year. The Dixie Education Foundation, Inc., is delighted to spearhead this project
and look forward to hearing from our middle school students and teachers about their successes.


Get Ready To Help Anderson

Elementary School

"Flush Away Cancer"
Businesses should be on the look out for the A.E.S. Royal
Throne. A.E.S. Relay for Life team will be providing an
opportunity for local businesses to have a little fun and help
"flush away" cancer at the same time.
*With a $10.00 donation, you can have the throne removed
from your business.
*With a $20.00 donation, you can forward this throne to
another business.
*With a $30.00 donation, you have our guarantee that the
throne will not return.
To make arrangements for someone to pick up your
donations and deliver the throne to the next recipient, please
contact Janice Carr at 498-1333.
All proceeds for "Flush Away Cancer" will go to benefit
the American Cancer. Society. Remember all donations are tax
deductible.


Valentine Coronation Huge Success
On behalf of the Clrss of 2008, we would like to thank all the
girls for their hard work getting sponsors to support them in this
years' Valentine Coronation sponsored by the Jr. Class. We would
like to thank ALL the businesses, families, and friends who
supported these beautiful young ladies. They were absolutely
gorgeous.
A special thank you to A & K Nursery for the use of the
beautiful ferns, Shari Cannon & Christy Roberts for stage
decorations, Robbie Edge for serving as out Master of
Ceremonies, New Prospect Baptist Church and Lydia Baptist
Church for the use of the columns and arch props, Marie Hunt for
helping with the line-iup of the girls and typing the ceremonies
event line-up, Giniks Nail, Spa & Facial Studio for gift certificate,
LA Salon for gift certificate, Videos Unlimited for gift
certificates, Penny's Beauty- Salon for tanning certificated, Fred
Sabback Photography--LoLena Feltner, Marilyn Philmon for the
sound, and Dave Tippins DJ Services for the dance that followed
the coronation.
We want to thank all the parents who came out and helped
work the door at the coronation and chaperones at the dance. A
special thank to Mr. & Mrs. Schofield & Mr. Storey for giving up
your Saturday evening, showing your support and being there for
us.
Thanks again for all your support.
Pam Music & Tammie VanAernam
Class of 2008 Sponsors


Fairfax's cousin is Algernon,
who, also using the name
Ernest, goes to the country and
falls in love with Jack's ward
Cecily. When they all come
together, we have two men
who claim to be "Ernest" and
aren't, and two girls who are in
love with men named "Ernest"
who aren't.... "earnest". And,
even if the girls could find it in
their hearts to forgive the lies,
there are still the guardians

standing in the way of
permission to marry.
For more information, email:
SVPlayers@aol.com or leave a
message at the theatre, pH:
352-493-ARTS. For more


about our theatre, check out
our web page at:
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4 Pets Sake News
Next to Bell city hall in the
club house, there will be a
hugh yard sale. This is to
benefit two non-profit 501-C3
organizations; one is Eye of
the Eagle located at Sunset
Meadows in Jonesville, and the
other is 4 Pets Sake. This will


be held at 9am, Sat. March 3rd.
Eye of the Eagle is a
wildlife sanctuary that
rehabilitates various species
that have injuries, or are hurt
or sick. Some schools have
requested that the organization
do an educational program for
students to help understand
nature and reality. This has
been very successful.
Unfortunately they are
overwhelmed with enormous
medical bills and also the cost
of MRI testing for .some
species. They are in need of a
large chest freezer in good
working condition. This is a
tax deduction and will be
treated as such.
4 Pets Sake will continue
serving all counties with our
programs and we will
definitely start our medical
program his year. We can tell
you this much, we will pay a
portion of heart worm
treatment, cancer or major
surgery, amputations, and
broken limbs. It will not cover
medications or testing. In
addition, to be eligible for our
future medical program you
must be recommended from
our participating veterinarians
because that is where the
balance will be paid.
If you would like to donate
items for the March 3rd sale
please contact us, no clothes or
exercise equipment.


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COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


A World of School Breakfasts


School cafeterias
nationwide including Dixie
District Schools will open their
doors bright and early from
March 5-7 to welcome
children to 2007 National
School Breakfast Week. This
year's theme focuses on
breakfast dishes from around
the world and the importance
of starting each day with a
nutritious breakfast.
The School Breakfast
Program (SBP) started as a
pilot project in 1966 and
became a permanent program
in 1975. It is a federally
funded, locally delivered
nutrition program, similar to


the National School Lunch
Program (NSLP) and provides
a nutritious breakfast to more
than 9.3 million children each
day. For fiscal year 2006,
Congress appropriated 2.07
billion dollars for the program.
USDA requires school
breakfast to have 25% of the
RDA for protein, calcium,
iron, vitamins A and C and
calories as well as meet the
Dietary Guidelines for
Americans.
Students are more alert and
perform better in class when
they eat breakfast. A study
completed by the state of
Minnesota found that students


who ate breakfast before
starting school had a general
increase in math grades and
reading scores, increased
attention levels, reduced
school nurse visits and
improved behavior.

We invite you to come and
have breakfast with your child
during NSBW or any other
school day. With our District
Wellness Policy in place,
Dixie District Schools Food
Services are offering more-
nutritious breakfast items
including whole grain toast;
creamy oatmeal and fruit
flavored yogurt.


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Sheila Ferell of the United States Post Office explains to Anderson Elementary students how our mail is
delivered to us from all over the world.
During the busy Valentines Day week, Postal Worker, Sheila Ferell visited Anderson Elementary
School (AES) and explained to the first graders how mail travels and the history of the United States
postal service. Students learned how to address letters and importance of zip codes.
AES would like to thank the Cross City Post Office for the coloring books, book marks, and
valuable information.
Steinhatchee Garden Club Spaghetti Dinner
A Huge Success Again!

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I must say, the Garden Club really did it again this year! The decorations were spectacular. The
stage in the Community Center was decorated with an Italian flair! The backdrop was right out of an
Italian picture. Charlotte Gamble and Bonnic Heaton were in charge of decorations and had several
potted trees and plants all around.
The weather was comfortable and it seemed like everyone in' Steinhatchee came out. The
selection of desserts was staggering! There was everything from lemon delight to carrot cake to
brownies to you name it! Everything was home made and delicious. Each table had a bowl of
infused dipping oil to dip your bread. It was tres Italiano!
Last year we ran out of spaghetti twice and vowed not to do that again this year! There was a ton
of food and everyone got a huge helping. This year we even had meatballs and sausage.
Many door prizes were donated by various businesses and individuals for a drawing.
Thanks to these people for their donations: Roy's Restaurant, Crabby Daddy's, South House in
Perry. Riverside Spirits & Wine, Camille McElwee, Faye McCellan, Steinhatchee Outlet Center,
Cynthia & Stephanie Stinett from Naples, Anchor Trust Propertoes. Sea Hag Marina, Steinhatchee
Landings, Dr. Tom McElwee, Tom & Sharon Gaughn, Mickey Nyberg, Linda Johnson, and Dr.
Joseph Gee. Some of these people donated door prizes while some gave cash donations. I know
some were left out, but please let me know who they are so they can be recognized. I would also like
to give a belated thanks to the Steinhatchee Ace Hardware Store for a previous donation.
The Garden Club would like to thank those members who helped in the planning, serving,
cleaning, making the desserts, etc. and a special thank you to Charlotte Gamble and Bonnie Heaton
for their great decorations.
All the money collected will be put to good use by sending a Steinhatchee/Jena child for a week
-to summer camp and to our beautification projects. The Garden Club sponsors children to Camp
Wekiva, which is located just outside Orlando. And as for our beautification projects, well just check
out what they have done to the Community Center! It speaks for itselfP!!!!!
I don't have a complete list of who won what, but several people went home happy! A good time
was had by all!!


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This month we met at Petrello's Italian Restaurant in Trenton.
(formerly the Boardinghouse). As you can see we had a wonderful
,group. The food was excellent and conversation flowed from one
end of the table to the other. We had a new "pink hatter" join us
and hope to see her again in the future.
See you next month. You just never know what we will be
doing or where we will show up. I have to say, "We have a
wonderful group of ladies who just like to have fun"!!
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DIXIE STUDENTS



PREPARE FOR FCAT


Dennis W. Bennett, Superintendent

Starting February 26'', our district
will be administering the FCAT.
SThis is the state assessment test that
i measures the progress that students
,,'*" have made in meeting the
requirements set forth in the
Sunshine State Standards. Our
District is excited about the
i opportunity to improve on our FCAT
student and school scores, in light of
-I. i' the success we enjoyed last year. In
2006, our district moved to the status
of being classified a "B" district. We hope to improve upon our
'district grade again this year.
To find out how your child is progressing toward mastery of
:FCAT, please contact your school. You may also ask for a copy
'of the practice test so you can see first hand the challenge of
.passing this most challenging test.
For your student to be at their best during the time FCAT is
administered (February 26 through March 8), here are a few
important suggestions:
*s Be sure your child gets eight hours of rest each night.
. Breakfast is important. Be sure your child does not come to
school with an empty stomach.
. See that your child's clothes and school supplies are prepared
and organized the night before the child leaves for school the
next day.
* Do not schedule social events that will distract your child's
attention from studying during FCAT administration.
* Make sure your child understands the importance of FCAT and
the implications it will have on his or her future. This includes
not having to take mandated remedial courses if they score
below proficiency or getting a regular diploma that will affect
career opportunities.
* Encourage your children to do their best on FCAT. More and
more students are having success on FCAT and your child can
also.
This article will showcase the many innovative strategies and
techniques, programs and technology that each school has
employed to help students improve and pass the FCAT. If you
have any quespiois, please contact your local school so that we
can work together in making this year's FCAT experience a
successful one for your child.


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Gari Durham,
Director of'Curriculum

Again this year we have
worked really hard to prepare
for FCAT testing. All schools
began this focus in August with
principals and staff establishing
goals to maintain or increase
student performance. Strategies
were put into place to achieve
these goals. One District-wide
focus this year was to have
better instruments to "progress
1ii..'iIII the progress of our
students. This will allow us to
prepare and deliver our
instruction better with emphasis
on the particular needs of
individual students. We have
used FCAT maker to simulate
the FCAT test and Achieve
3000 to give all students the
ability to practice FCAT skills.
Achieve 3000. called KidBiz at
elementary and TeenBiz at
middle and high school gives
students the opportunity to
practice skills at their reading
level with informational text
which is used a lot on FCAT.
We have also encouraged
students to set personal FCAT
goals based on last year's test
scores and pursue improvement
in both reading and math. We
feel that with the unified effort
of administrators, teachers.
students, and parents, our
student performance can only
be positive and encouraging
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SSchool Board members are continually looking for educational
opportunities that will help our students achieve success in school.
They invite citizens to stop by any Dixie County School to pick
up a copy of the released FCAT tests, Grades 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, and 10.



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Reading Remediation is the key to success in reading. Ruth
Rains Middle School is providing several opportunities for
'student participation in this area. Education Commissioner .'i;
~Winn challenged all middle schools in the state to shoot for the
stars and encourage academic achievement in reading. Ruth ..--
"Rains Middle School responded to'this and received an award
,for increasing the percentage of students reading at or above
:grade level and increasing percentage of learning gains
::compared to previous years. "
S Remediation programs at Ruth Rains Middle School are data jJ
-driven. Ruth Rains Middle School has three two period reading
:blocks to help struggling readers as determined by FCAT. They also have four 70-minute periods for
:remediation in reading. The main curriculum used in these classes is the Read 180 program. This
program includes small group instruction, technology, and audio/silent reading. Another scientifically
:based reading program used at Ruth Rains Middle School is SRA. SRA helps the students with
:decoding difficulties.
SA new reading program this year is Achieve 3000/Tecn/Biz. Achieve 3000 is an Internet program
'consisting of current events and students respond, read, and answer questions concerning the articles.
:This program is accessible to our students at home. Students were pretested and reading materials set
at their Lexile.
All students scoring a Level 1 or 2 on FCAT in Reading the previous year have a Reading class in
:addition to the Language Arts Class. Level 1 Math students have a semester of Math Remediation in
:lieu of Physical Education or the Enrichment Wheel.
Ruth Rains Middle School provides an after school Reading Remediation program funded by Title
1 ,
To help encourage our students to read, we extensively use the AR program in Language Arts and
Reading classes. Prizes including a trip are awarded for points and the program is used for grading
purposes as well.
811' graders and a 6'' grade Reading class go to Anderson Elementary School for "Buddy Reading".
This has proven to be an exciting, motivational tool for our students.
We also have a laptop computer program called "Odyssey". The laptops are used extensively in
our Math classes.
Ruth Rains Middle School has a Reading Coach to monitor
bur Reading Classes and testing programs. '
Students are working during Enrichment Wheel classes on .
FCAT Explorer. This program may also be used at home via
Internet. Passwords were sent home.
Students are given ample opportunities to build skill in
areas previously diagnosed as weak. These efforts combined
with the concerned support of parents, will surely bring the
desired result of Ruth Rains Middle School continuing to be an l,
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With FCAT approaching, we are .focusing our efforts on
reviewing the skills that will be tested on FCAT. However, we
approach this time of review with each child's specific needs in
mind. Teachers, Resource Teachers, and Administrators have
continuously monitored the progress of each child since the
beginning of the school year. By analyzing the data, teachers
have specifically prescribed instruction to meet the needs of
each child. Our goal is to keep high achieving students
performing at those levels and improving levels of students
who scored Levels I and 2 last year.
Due to the implementation of KidBiz, we have seen a
remarkable improvement since August. Students are not only improving their comprehension skills,
but their confidence is soaring! Using KidBiz data, administrators are able to discuss FCAT goals'
with each individual student. Our students understand how to interpret their own data and set high,
but achievable goals for themselves.
Students are also advised to continue participation in KidBiz, Accelerated Reader (AR) and FCAT
Explorer. KidBiz gives students practice using non-fiction text, while AR tests students on
comprehension of fictional stories. Both non- fiction and fiction texts are tested on FCAT. FCAT
Explorer gives students FCAT simulated samples to practice. Both KidBiz and FCAT Explorer
require internet. If your home is not equipped with internet, feel free to join us Monday nights from
5-7pm during Family Learning Nights, or visit the local library for access.
Remember, research shows that students who read for 20 minutes each night will score at the 90t1
percentile...meaning they score 90% better than other student their own age on nationally normed
tests! Therefore, it is not surprising that K-51' grade have a mandatory school-wide nightly reading
homework assignment: Read for at least 20 minutes!
To help improve our students' mathematic scores, we have implemented SUMS (Students Using
Mathematics l1 illiiill ). This is a hands-on approach to applying the math that is learned from tie
math textbook. SUMS does not replace the book. Instead, SUMS works to supplement our current
math curriculum.
Recently, our school was chosen as a model for SUMS implementation. SUMS energizes our
students desire to learn and apply math in new and realistic ways. Once student internalize what they
learn, they will perform at higher levels. FCAT Explorer also
has a math portion for student practice.
School-Within-A-School, in-school and after-school
? jremedia-tion are also in place to help assist students who are in
S 'i need of more intensive intervention. These programs allow for
a smaller setting in order to meet the needs of our students.
All of these programs help strengthen our students' skills
for FCAT. But we feel our students should be rewarded for
i. their efforts. Therefore, incentives are in place to encourage
our students to do their very best.






As the countdown to the 2007 FCAT draws to a close, the students, faculty and staff at Old Town
1 ,Elementary School are continuing their efforts to "Knock Out
SThe FCAT". Since the beginning of the school year, OTES has
S concentrated on the objectives and skills outlined-by the
Sunshine State Standards in conjunction with the standards and
S.. goals adopted by the Dixie School District. The philosophy of
the teachers and staff is not to "teach the test" but to teach the
curriculum prescribed by the Florida Department of Education.
The instructional model of teaching, progress monitoring, data
evaluation, remediation, and review has insured that OTES
students are ready to take and be successful on the FCAT.
Their ultimate goal is to help students continue their quest in
becoming life long learners.
Many new programs and activities have been added to the curriculum at OTES to ensure that all
students reach their full potential. Some of their new programs include: FCAT Maker, KidBiz 3000,
Read 180. ACALETICS, and the new Science Series. Macmillan McGraw-Hill. FCAT Maker is a
computer based testing program that allows continuous progress monitoring of essential reading
skills. KidBiz 3000 and Read 180 are computer based leveled reading programs. ACALETICS is a
mathematical based instructional process that focuses on skill development and FCAT preparation. In
addition, voluntary Saturday school has been offered to students struggling in reading, and a Teacher
on Special Assignment has been added with duties devoted to curriculum development.
OTES has also continued to use several successful programs and teaching strategies from past
years. These include their third grade School-Within-a-School, '4
Success for All and Florida's Reading Initiative, computer
assisted reading instruction programs; such as, My Reading f .
Coach, Incredible Tutor, Waterford, and Earobics, and our 5
grade computer lab for intervention.
To help teachers prepare their students for success, OTES '
has offered several in-service activities. These activities
include: Writers in Control by Professional Development
Associates, Re-FRI reading training by NEFEC, Success for
All reading training by SFA Foundation, Curriculum Mapping rt- ,,. ,
Training by district staff, and regular grade level meetings,
book studies, and progress monitoring data training given by reading coaches.






The 'faculty and staff at Dixie County High School have
been working very diligently with the students this year. We i
are once again approaching the time of the year that we take
FCAT. This year we have put many new programs and
practices in place to help our students have success on this test.
We have expanded the Read 180 Program to include both 9"'
and 10"' grade students. It has also been double blocked so we
follow the developer's model to allow the students the full -.
scope of the program. We also purchased and implemented the
Achieve 3000 reading program to help students with reading of
non-lictional materials, (which 70%o of the reading text of
FCAT).
Each faculty member has adopted five students in need of help on FCAT to mentor. The School
Board has agreed to lind and several teachers have agreed to tutor students one on one after school
for seven weeks prior to FCAT.
^These are just a few of the activities the school is providing.
-1 Listed below are a few things you can encourage your child to
do that will also help:
/ Use all time allotted for each test.
/ Recheck answers.
... / Keep trying, even when questions and/or "passages" are
difficult or "boring".
/ Answer all questions..... (No blanks!)
../ Remember .. a LEVEL 3 means NO REMEDIATION
S"CLASSES next year.


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


REGULAR MEETING
Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners
Dixie County Courthouse -
Commission Meeting Room
Cross City, Florida
Regular Meeting 6:00 PM
December 21, 2006
The Dixie County Board of County
Commissioners of Dixie County,
Florida, met on Thursday. December
21, 2006, at 6:00 PM in a regular
meeting, in the County Commissioners
Meeting Room, in the Dixie County
Courthouse, Cross City, Florida.
COMMISSIONERS PRESENT:
James T. Valentine, Chairman
Hoyt J. "Buddy" Lamb, Vice-
Chairman
Marcus L. Hays
Marvin E. Hunt
Troy Johnson
STAFF PRESENT:
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of Court
Dawn DuBois, Chief Deputy Clerk
Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
Lindsey Lander, County Attorney
WELCOME:
Commission Chairman James T.
Valentine welcomed everyone to the
meeting.
INVOCATION:
The invocation was led by
Commissioner Valentine.
PLEDGE:
The pledge to the American Flag
was led by Commissioner Lamb.
*The motion to go to the planning
and zoning board was made by
Commissioner Hays and was seconded
by Commissioner Lamb.*
JOHN JENKINS, BUILDING
AND ZONING:
PUBLIC HEARINGS: Hearings
concerning zoning changes as
provided for in the DIXIE COUNTY
LAND DEVELOPMENT
REGULATIONS, by the Board of
County Commissioners serving as the
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
and the LOCAL PLANNING
AGENCY.
Mr. Jenkins presented a petition by
Kyle Lord to close a public road.
Attorney Lander brought to attention
that the deed says that if the use of the
road stops then it will go back to the
grantor. He stated that it would be in
the Boards best interest to issue a new
deed. The motion to close the road
was made by Commissioner Hunt and
was seconded by Commissioner Hays.
Board approved.
Trish Nader appeared before the
board with a request to sell fireworks.
The motion to allow Ms. Nader to sell
fireworks was made by Commissioner
Hunt and was seconded by
Commissioner Lamb. Board
approved.
*The motion to go back to County
Business was made by Commissioner
Hays and was seconded by
Commissioner Lamb.*
JOYCE DAVIS, TAX
COLLECTOR:
Mrs. Davis stated that she had an
error of $17,000 in her retirement
budget. She stated that the budget was
corrected but not approved.
Commissioner Valentine asked that
Coordinator Bellot inform the Board as
to what was going on. Mr. Bellot said
that when Mrs. Davis turned in her
budget last year it was incorrect and
she turned in a corrected budget. Mr.
Bellot stated the Constitutional officers
were allowed to keep their carry over
and there were other officials who
were in the same situation.
Commissioner Hays asked if Mrs.
Davis had the same employees and she
stated no she now had an
unemployment claim of $10,000.
Commissioner Hays .asked if the
salaries were still the same and Mrs.
Davis stated that she would do
whatever it took but she needed to
have an answer now. Commissioner
Lamb asked if Mrs. Davis had an exact
figure and Mrs. Davis stated that she
knew that she needed $17,000.
Commissioner Lamb suggested that
Mrs. Davis get an exact figure and
then get back with the Board at the
January 18"' meeting. Coordinator
Bellot, Commissioner Hays, and
Commissioner Valentine agreed with
Commissioner Lamb on Mrs. Davis
getting an exact figure.
JOE RUTH. SOLID WASTE
COORDINATOR:
Mr. Ruth apologized for not being at
the meeting of December 7'" and
welcomed the new Commissioners.
Mr. Ruth reported they had fixed the
problem with the scales at the transfer
station. He stated the company that
was used to fix the scales wants to
come back regularly and grease the
scales. Mr. Ruth was not aware that
they would need $250 every three
months for maintenance and certificate
costs. Commissioner Lamb asked who
it was that certified the scales and Mr.
Ruth replied that the "State" would
certify them. Commissioner Lamb
stated that if the scales weighed out
wrong then the County would be liable
therefore it is his opinion that the
$250/ per quarter would be well worth
the expense. Commissioner Johnson
and Commissioner Hunt seconded the
motion made by Commissioner Lamb
to pay the $250 fee per quarter for
maintenance. Board Approved.
Mr. Ruth reported that the DEP
arrived on Tuesday for a surprise
inspection and they could not find
anything wrong. Commissioner Hunt
stated that he was proud of the great
job done by the staff. Mr. Ruth stated
that the Toxic Household Roundup
will be on March 10'", 2007.
Commissioner Johnson brought to
attention the Suwannee River


Livestock Show and Sale would be
around that time. Mr. Ruth explained
he only had two dates to pick from and
he picked the one in conjunction with
Alachua County.
Mr. Ruth stated that in July he
started re-permitting the Solid Waste
Transfer Station and he invited the
new Commissioners to get with him
and go over the process. Mr. Ruth
informed the Board there would be a
mosquito control conference in Ft.
Pierce. Mr. Ruth explained that he had
received his certification in August but
had just gotten his license. He would
like to get Roxanne the certification
that he has. This certification requires
a week long class with an exam. The
class must be taken by February and
Joe will have to have a refresher


course. Coordii
recommended that the c
persons certified in
Commissioner Lamb st
Ruth had to leave then
someone that was cc
absence. The motion
Jones get her certificate
by Commissioner HI
seconded by Conmis
Board approved.
DICK
COMMUNITY
CONSULTANT:
Mr. Edwards report
three SHIP jobs under
talked with Darlene Rak
Housing Finance an
receive $693,000 howe
get more. Mr. Edwards
Board must appoint so
with the paperwork
recommended Cindy
Officer for the job.
appoint Cindy Dey,
Ward as alternate w
Commissioner Hays and
by Commissioner Joh
approved.
REX DUNN, STE
WATER:
Mr. Dunn reported th
were getting in conta
other. Commissioner L
Rex let the Board know
lapse in communication
JACK SPIVEY, BU
ZONING:
Mr. Spivey reported
tower is completed ant
waiting on power. He
would help tremendous
JOHN JENKINS,
AND ZONING:
Mr. Jenkins reported
received a brochu
environmental conference
21 23"' and he
permission of the Board
Board was all in favor.
HOWARD REED
ROAD SUPERINTEN
Mr. Reed stated that
advertise for jobs bec
some employees that
transfer. He stated that
a recommendation, by i
meeting. Commissioner
the motorgraders filled
tasks that they had com
Reed said that a report
Friday. Commission
that Mr. Reed get Roxa
a report for the Board a
the first meeting of each
CHAD REED,
DIRECTOR E
SERVICES:
Mr. Reed reported tha
been closed out. Mr. I
to the Board that a resoli
be passed for the N
Standard ICS which
requirement. Commi
made the motion to
resolution and the second
Commissioner Hays. B
Mr. Reed touched
Prevention Act Grant.
we are on the short lis
with the Town of Cro
Town of Cross City o
compressed air system
explosion prevention
system will fill all air
structure fires. The cc
Filling the air tanks


nator Bellot is up f'or renewal. The motion was
county have two made by Commissioner Johnson and
Solid Waste. was seconded by Commissioner Hunt.
ated that if Mr. Board approved.
we would need Mr. Bellot presented a memo
ertified in his regarding the agreement lor a catalyst
to let Roxanne project for North Central Florida
tion was made Planning Council. There is an
unt and was opportunity to participate in a lobbying
ssioner Lamb. effort on behalf of the Small Counties
enhanced opportunities for growth.
EI)WARDS, The motion was made by
PROGRAMS Commissioner Lamb ind was
seconded by Commissioner lHays and
ed there were pending the attorneys proposal. Board
r contract. He approved.
ker with Florida Alvin Butler with Court System
d we should Counseling Services appeared before
ever, we might the Board. He stated that they were
Stated that the having classes at Probation and Parole
meone to help but had to relocate. This out patient
rk and he treatment with Department of
Dey, Finance Corrections has been meeting since
The motion to 1998. They met one day per week for
and Margaret about two and a half hours and have
vas made by approximately thirteen people who are
d was seconded on probation. There have been no
nson. Board problems over the passed eight years at
the meeting. Several locations were
INHATCHEE discussed and Commissioner Hays
suggested working on a time and get
at the attorneys back to Mr. Bellot who will contact
act with each Mr. Butler to coordinate a location.
amb asked that Mr. Bellot informed the Board Hillary
Sif there is any Maull with Hoyle Tanner & Associates
needs to meet with them in a workshop
ILDING AND on January 8, 2007 at 9:00 a.m.
Representatives from FAA and DOT
that the Nextel will be there to meet the new
d they are just Commissioners and the new Clerk.
stated that this DEWEY HATCHER, SHERIFF:
y. Sheriff Hatcher appeared before the
BUILDING Board and stated that he has a vacancy
for Chad Reed. Mr. Hatcher would
d that he had like to merge emergency management
re on an under his budgeted area within the
ce on February Sheriffs Office. Both DCSO and
requested the EMS are first responders and have
to attend The always worked well in the past. Dive
team has been reformed and the
SCOUNTY Deputys need to work those areas as a
DANT: crime scene. Commissioner Lamb
we needed to likes the 911 situation. Commissioner
cause" we have Hays stated the dive team is funded out
are wanting to of Emergency management and EMS
he should have and training from the Sheriffs Office
the next board Law enforcement trust fund is a
r Hunt asked if cooperative effort. Commissioner
out a report on Valentine stated that he would look at
out a report on
pleted and Mr. this and get with him at the next
t was filed on meeting. Mr. Hatcher will put together
er Hays asked a presentation for our next meeting in
anne to prepare January.
nd present t LINDSEY LANDER. COUNTY
nd present it at
Smooth. ATTORNEY:
CHIEF/ Attorney Lander recommended
'MERGENCY retaining a law firm from Tallahassee
who would be able to help with zoning
it 15 grants had and water issues. Special legal
Reed explained council requires an agreement and he
ution needed to needs written approval for anything
IMS National over twenty hours of service. The
is a FEMA motion to retain this attorney was
ssioner Lamb made by Commissioner Lamb and was
approve the seconded by Commissioner Hays.
d was made by Board approved. These attorneys
board approved, specialize in land development and
on the Fire GUA's. Mr. Lander stated this is the
He stated that most important thing we'll do the next
st and partners twenty years and he recommends
iss City. The them. Commissioner Hays stated their
wns half of a expertise in the field will be valuable
That has an and it needs to be done right. We've
system. This never put together a GUA and they are
bottles on all experienced. Attorney Lander's
st is $88,000. contract allows for assignment of his
now is tough services. He has an agreement with
Leenette McMillan to sit in on


because a fitty five gallon arum must
be used and this system is out of date
by far. The air system is also used to
fill dive tanks. Mr. Reed stated that he
is closing out all open paperwork and
will have the status of all projects to
Coordinator Bellot. He stated he
thought his retirement was up to date
but he will get with Barbara Buzbee in
the Finance office to make sure. Mr.
Reed will need the Board to pay him
back what is owed to him over the
course of six years. Commissioner
Lamb and Commissioner Hays
remembered this being approved. The
motion to approve Mr. Reed's annual
and sick leave payout was made by
Commissioner Hays and was seconded
by Commissioner Lamb. Board
approved. Mr. Reed stated that he will
be around if he is needed and thanked
the Commissioners and Mr. Bellot for
their continued support.
ARTHUR BELLOT, COUNTY
COORDINATOR:
Mr. Bellot stated that he had a
budget issue. He received a memo
from Dixie Soil and Water
Conservation on 05/18 meeting and
$15,000 was needed but only $14,000
was budgeted. This got overlooked
and they are requesting a $1000
increase in budget. Mr. Bellot stated
he recommended this increase. The
motion to approve their increase was
made by Commissioner Hays and was
seconded by Commissioner Hunt.
Board approved. Mr. Bellot stated that
he needed an approval for the week of
January 21" thru the 27"' to be
Hazardous Materials Week. The
motion to approve was made by
Commissioner Hunt and was seconded
by Commissioner Johnson, board
approved.
Mr. Bellot noted that we are #8 on
the list for our agriculture pavilion and
we have put in $409,000 as a local
contribution. We will fill out a request
for Hudson Ball Field in the amount of
$460,000 from the State. We have
been as high as #3 on the list but our
governor has never approved this
special request. Commissioner Lamb
stated that he supported the Shired
Island road project on the Federal side.
Rex Dunn has completed a request for
their projects and may be able to
complete a request for the Shired
Island Road project. However, there
was no funding this year because the
senate did not pass their side of the
bill. Commissioner Lamb asked that
Mr. Dunn let Coordinator Bellot know
if he found anything out. Mr. Bellot
stated that the emergency room at
Doctors Memorial Hospital in Taylor
County may be on the list for a
funding request. The date on the
certificate of need for Levy County
was inquired about. Commissioner
Lamb talked to the CEO and he will
file an appeal. Bert Buzbee stated that
5,500 letters went with the applications
and asked if it would help to contact
our local congressman. Commissioner
Lamb agreed to help. Commissioner
Hays stated that he would leave this
project on the list for funding. The
contract for monitoring the waste
generations in the amount of $2,717.00


meetings and take care of County
business too.
DANA D. JOINSON, CLERK
OF THE CIRCUIT COURT:
Clerk Johnson presented a request
by Gall Osteen for expenditures
relating to her department Indigent
H-lealthcare with the Board.
Commissioner Valentine asked
Coordinator Bellot to contact her and
find out what is going on and let the
Board know.
COMMISSION ITEMS:
Commissioner lHays stated that
Children and Families are moving the
Cross City office due to the Governor
privatizing all these services. We have
lost these services and will have to
drive to Chiefland for them.
Commissioner Lamb stated that he
contacted the State Legislatures and
Department of Children and Families
tried to keep this office here.
Commissioner Lamb appreciates
Chad Reed and all of his help over the
years. He has been a blessing to the
county and has helped in all areas and
will be greatly missed. Commissioner
Lamb also reported that the Tri-
County Hospital was again denied and
it will be appealed. There were well
over 5,000 letters of support written
and he does not understand why they
can deny the hospital when it is so
greatly needed. This is political
ignorance from Tallahassee and he
wants everyone to know it and
encouraged every one to write letters
to their legislators. Commissioner
Lamb thanked Billy for his service to
Dixie County.
Commissioner Hunt thanked Chad
Reed and Billy Keen and wished
everyone Happy Holidays.
Commissioner Valentine thanked
Chad Reed and appreciates him and
Billy Keen as well.
Commissioner Hays and
Commissioner Johnson added their
thank yous to Chad and Billy as well.
ADJOURN:
The motion to adjourn was made by
Commissioner Hays and was seconded
by Commissioner Hunt and carried to
adjourn at 7:45 PM.
VOUCHERS APPROVED:
Vender: 26997-27108
Payroll: 26802-26911

BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
SIGNED: James T. Valentine,
Chairman and Dana D. Johnson, Clerk
of Court


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IMPORT R


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.


$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.


A disabled veteran who has 10'
"V.A." letter must accompany ap
as a result of certain service con
DISABLED VETERAN'S ADDIT
You must meet the following Cril
1. Have an honorable discharge
2. Are at least 65 years old.
3. Are partially disabled with a p
4. Were a resident of Florida at I
ALSO: You must provide the fo
1. Proof ofage as of January 1
2. Evidence that you were a Floi
3. An oicial letter from the United St
4. Evidence Identifying all or a p


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 Appraiser s 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.


HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION

A NEW APPLICATION MUST B
Information will be required from all persons applying
If Husband or Wife is filing for one or both, reside

We are at your service and will be most happy to
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GS NOTICE

m

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Yperty Appraiser
'da Appraiser
a 32628 Phone (352) 498-1212

Exemptions Ends March 1st

tTANT*


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. -;

DISABLED VETERAN S EXEMPTION
% or more war time disability is entitled to an additional $5000.00 beyond Homestead Exemption. A
plication, or other acceptable record of disability. Veterans who are totally and permanently disabled
nected disabilities should contact the Appraiser's Office for determination of other special benefits.
IONAL EXEMPTION:
teria with documented proof:
from military service.
emnanent service-connected disability. All or a portion of such disability must be combat related.
the time they entered the military.
Lowing documentation:
of the year to which you are applying.
da resident at the time of entering the military service.
ates Department ofVeteransAlfais staying the percentage of the veteran'service-onnecdeeddisablity.
portion of the disability as combat related. 5.Proof of the veteran's honorable discharge.

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.


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IE FILED FOR ANY CHANGES
g for exemptions to determine their residency status.
dence documentation will be required for both.

assist you in any way. The office is located in the
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will be local favorite Rick
Gordon. While Rick is better
known as an artist performing
with his band, he will be
playing acoustic on this stage,
accompanied by Bruce Miller.
Rick Randlett. who wowed
the crowd last year with his
high-power blues trio, will be
performing solo on acoustic
guitar for this event. Expect a
good performance from this
talented artist.
T.J. Brown is also on tap
for this event. This talented
young Chiefland resident has
appeared on this stage at last
year's shows and has been
very well received. He has
written some great material
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genuine fondness for north
central Florida. These folks put
on a very entertaining show.
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hosted by Fanning Springs
State Park, is sponsored by
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O a River Tours, Philman Sound
Production, and Dixie Music
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Saturday
The occasional Fanning
Springs State Park concert
series has been rescheduled to
coincide with the park's Water
Celebration this Saturday
February 24th. Fanning
Springs State Park is located
on the Suwannee River at US
Highway 19. Performances
will run from noon to 4:00 PM.
Headlining this show will
be noted Florida singer-
songwriters Pat Barmore and
Pete Gallagher, both from St.
Petersburg. These two artists
performed at the park last year
and were specifically requested
to make an appearance at this
special event. Their message of
Florida appreciation, culture
and ecology make them a
natural for a happening such as
this.
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newer faces on the Florida folk
scene, but has the repertoire of
a seasoned veteran songwriter.
His first two CD's have
received favorable critical
acclaim and Pat is expecting to
release his third this spring.
Barmore is unique in that all of
his songs reflect Florida -
either culture, history or
environment, although he does
have a penchant for the
occasional Hank Williams
tune.
"Sunset Beach Pete"
Gallagher has been a mainstay
of the Florida folk scene for
many years. Pete originated
and hosts "The Florida Folk
Show" Thursday mornings on
Tampa's WMNF radio which
broadcasts at 88.5 FM. The
station also broadcasts in real
time at wmnf.org for those out
of range. Besides singing about
Florida, Pete has also been
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February 1, February 28, 2007
Day Date Moon HI FT LO FT HI FT LO FT HI FT
Thu 1-Feb 94% 12.39AM 32 ft 8.12AM -0.8 11. 2.34 PM 2,5 1. 7:54 PM 1.1 11
Fri 2-Feb 100% 1:25 AM 3 2 845AM -0.711 257 PM 261 833 PM 0.8 11
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Mon 5-Feb 81% 3:22AM 3.0 10:04 AM -0.1 f 3:59PM 2.9 f 10.19PM 0.311
Tue 6-Feb 75% 4.00AM 28 ft. 10:28AM 0.1 1l. 421PM 2 9 ft. 10:55PM 0.2ft,
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;Accepting a $3,800 check from the Levy county Horse Club President,
pave Wilson, is Jennifer Mazza, Licensed Clinical Social Worker of
'Shands Cancer Center. Randy Beasely, LCHC Vice President is on the
-left. Donations are for breast cancer patents use.

By Bonnie Wilson
The Levy County Horse Club held its 6th annual Breast Cancer
,Awareness Trailride in conjunction with Forest Awareness and
:Greenways Trail Month at the Goethe State Forest Tidewater
Trailhead on Saturday, October 23, 2006. Trail riders from near
,and are showed their support by coming out to this worthy event.
IThis fundraiser is held each year in order to give the proceeds to
-the Shands Cancer Center for the many items and services needed
,for the local breast cancer patients in our tri-county area.
S Everyone started his or her day with a $5 donation for pancake,
:sausage, coffee and juice breakfast. Who could resist such a
-tempting aroma? Not many, as the trailhead quickly filled every
:available space with horses and riders. A "Poker Run" by
:horseback for a $10 donation was quite a draw for prizes 2n", 3,
-and 4th place and I"s prize was $50. The trail ride was at your own
;pace on a trail you chose, be it three miles, seven or twelve. There
*was something for every rider of different levels of skill. It was
wonderful to see mothers and daughters, husbands and wives and
*families with their children ride off together on this special
occasion.
After lunch an auction was held to raise funds for this event.
There was beautiful handcrafted items from some of our own
LCHC members as well as other items that were donated from the
many businesses in several counties in our area.
LCHC wishes to thank all of the following businesses that were
:so generous with their donations: ABC Pizza Restaurant-
Chiefland, Alltech South Inc., Bark Avenue Boutique, Hiers-
:Baxley Funeral Services-Chiefland, Mayas Noodle House
:Restaurant-Chiefland, Woodham's Garage Chiefland, Equine
Sports Message Therapy-Williston, Pet Smart of Ocala, Ace
'Hardware Bronson, Ocala Breeders of Ocala, C & C Growers -
;Old Town, The Gift Horse-Ocala, Lazy C Feed-Dunnellon, Tack
:Shack of Ocala, Klover Leaf-Williston, Main Street Salon of
:Williston, Tri County Nursing Home, Sparr of Williston, Wishful
Thinking Western World of Ocala, T.T. Distributors of Ocala,
:Seminole Feed Stores Ocala, Winn Dixie-Chiefland & Williston,
:Hitchcock's-Williston, and Creekside Farm Supply-Cross City.
Thanks also goes out to the local newspapers: the Chiefland
:Citizen, the Dixie County Advocate, and the Gilchrist County
'Journal for their support. Radio stations WDVH's Jim Brandt,
tFUN 102.7's Rick Craig and the Trailboss and Tumbleweed from
IWMAF 1230 AM radio Madison, FL that generously played our
.announcements throughout the day before our benefit. You guys
:were amazingly wonderful! Thank you to all the generous bidders
during the auction and donations given at the registration sign-in
:table.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, because we know we
,could not have done this without a little help form our friends.
Due to our community efforts, the Levy County Horse Club
.was able to present to Jennifer Mazza, Licensed Clinical Social
'Worker for Shands Cancer Center a check for $3,800 at our
;January club meeting. We once again look forward to another year
"of continued support to Jennifer and Shands.



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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


Minutes of Regular
Meeting of

THE SCHOOL

BOARD OF

DIXIE COUNTY,

FLORIDA

Tuesday, January
9, 2007 6:00 p.m.
The Dixie County School Board
met in regular session at 6:00 p.m.
on Tuesday, January 9, 2007, in
Old Town, Florida.
Present: Superintendent Dennis
W. Bennett, School Board
Members Timothy Alexander,
Patrick Bell, David Keen, Glenn
Osteen, and Dwayne Rollison, and
School Board Attorney Leenette
McMillan.
Chairman Alexander called the
meeting to order and Invocation
was given by Dwayne Rollison,
followed by Pledge of Allegiance to
the Flag.
Motion by David Keen, second
by Glenn Osteen, the School Board
unanimously approved the Agenda
with additions.
Information/Announcements
Instructional Services: Ken
Baumer, Assistant Superintendent
gave update on District Spelling
Bee, held January 8, 2007. Jordan
Barger, a 71h Grade student at
RRMS will represent Dixie County
at the next level of competition.
Garry Durham, Director of
Curriculum presented a "Shoot for
the Stars" flag from the Department
of Education to RRMS Principal
Beverly Baumer. The flag was
awarded to schools with increased
reading and learning gains.
Schools:
OTES school calendar,
Saturday classes offered for
additional FCAT help, and Snow
Day (January 12)
AES school calendar and
FCAT preparation update
RRMS basketball program
update, after school reading
program, and FCAT tutoring
program
DCHS basketball program
update and FCAT tutoring program
Finance: Mary Werner, Director
of Finance and Business Services
presented monthly financial report.
Citizen Input: No citizen input.
Regular Aqenda
Superintendent Bennett
recommended approval of the
Contract Agreement between the
Dixie County School Board and
John C. Palmer, Licensed Physical
Therapist for the remainder of the
2006-2007 school year, effective
January 4, 2007. Motion by Glenn
Osteen, second by David Keen and
unanimously approved.
Consent Agenda


Approval to certify the following
to teach out-of-field as designated
for the 2006-2007 school year:
1-William Kenneth Garrett -
Science (6-12)
2-Vivian Webster Kindergarten
Approval of the following
substitute as designated for the
2006-2007 school year:
Substitute Teacher/Aide "
Virginia Jeffries
Approval of the following
volunteers as designated for the
2006-2007 school year:
Cannon, Maggie
Chapman, Brandy
Escoffery, J. Angela
Godbolt, Michael
Jones, Daphne
Lee, Trina
Moody, Tabitha
Morales, Tammy
Potter, Eddie
Roux, Robert
Roux, Sherry
Suggs, Lisa
Uhrich-Spenaro, Virginia
Walker, Deborah
Ward, Lu
Wilkins, Melisa
Approval to change the regular
monthly School Board meeting
from March 13, 2007 to March 6,
2007.
Approval of Warrant Register
numbers: 41688-41797
Approval of the following out of
county resident to attend Dixie
District Schools for the 2006-2007
school year:
Ruth Rains Middle School:
XXXXXXXXXXXXX 6"' Grade (Levy
County)
Approval of the following out of
county resident to enroll at
Anderson Elementary School on
March 8, 2007 and attend for the
remainder of the 2006-2007 school
year:XXXXXXXXXX 3'rd Grade
(Taylor County)
Motion by Dwayne Rollison,
second by David Keen and


unanimously approved by the
School Board to adjourn.
Attest: Dennis W. Bennett,


Superintendent
Signed: Timothy W. Alexander,
Chairman


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LOTS & ACREAGE
T-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 Towrn.
$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.
.3.07 ACRES just outside Cross City off CR 351 $36,900.
*.100x100 LOT in Suwannee River Heights, off CR 349 $8,000.
-1.04 acre on CR 340 near Rock Bluff $19,999.
a-Two 1-ACRE LOTS near Chiefland $35,000 each..
-*50x100 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.
3 WOODED ACRES just off Willow Hole Road in Old Town $45,000.00.
-10 ACRES on paved CR 340 West near Rock Bluff $100,000.
*2 high & dry lots of 3 acres each, off Spillers Highway, in Greenview
S/D s$50;e0. each. REDUCEDI $45,000. EACH
-*100'x100' lots in Skyline Heights Subd. $10,000.
-*2BR/1 BA ON .60 ACRE on NE 223 Ave. in Cross City. Has det.
carport, workshop, and fireplace. $87,500.
*.3BR/2BR DWMH on two fenced acres on paved SE 375 Street just
outside Cross City. Split plan, screened front porch and numerous
flowering trees and plants. $75,000.
-5 ACRES in Camp Two Sub. off CR 351 adjacent to hunting club.
$70,000.
-*2.39 ACRES on cul-de-sac four miles north of Old Town. $28,500.
-1 ACRE on paved NE 303 Ave, off SR 349. $20,000.
--LOT in Forest Park Hills SD, on NE 443 Ave., $23,500.
-*1.38 ACRES on paved CR 353 near Governor Hill Lake $24,900.
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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Superintendent Bennett living room with a wood burning
recommended approval of Consent fireplace. Spacious floor plan consists
Agenda. Motion by David Keen, of 3 BR, 2.5 B, and 2 offices. Can be
second by Patrick Bell and split, with the front acre sold with the
unanimously carried by the School home, & back 2 acres sold
Board to approve the following separately. Over 2,500 sq. ft.
items on the Consent Agenda.
Approval of minutes of the
December 12, 2006 Regular
School Board Meeting.
Appointment of Cynthia Kight to
the Instructional Staff at Dixie
County High School for the Jim I
remainder of the 2006-2007 school J
year, effective January 2, 2007.
Appointment of Johnnie
Copeland as an Instructional Aide I Visit
at Dixie County High School with 0
years experience, Probationary CHIEFLAND MAIN OFFICE
Status, for the remainder of the 315 N. Main St. (U.S. Hwy. 19)
2006-2007 school year, effective Chiefland, FL 32644
January 10, 2007. (352)493-2221
Approval of medical leave of
absence extension for Sylvia
Markham, effective December 11, ,..
2006 through January 2, 2007. '
Approval of Family and Medical ,i"." ", '
Leave for Sylvia Markham, ,' -
effective December 11, 2006 .. :
through January 2, 2007 to run ..,i \.. ,'S%.;;., .
concurrent with approved medical
leave. Reconlly romodolnd 1-- .
Approval of medical leave of w MrH on 3.10 beautfu e Tis
in Paradise Hammock. This
absence for Phillip B. 'Snyder, home has new carpet, vinyl.
AC/Heat, punmp for the well. 2
effective January 2, 2007 through ar carport w/light 9 x 12
January 11, 2007. storage shed w/ electric, all of
this and more that is located
Approval of Family and Medical lust off paved road. This is one
Leave for Phillip B. Snyder, appreciated. $72'oo.e0
effective January 3, 2007 through 752334-JW/ 463-6144.
January 11, 2007 to run concurrent I "" "'.,
with approved medical leave.
Approval of medical leave of .
absence for Teresa Diane Lord, r"
effective January 3, 2007 through .
January 19, 2007. .
Approval of Family and Medical .... ''.'. '.' .
Leave for Teresa Diane Lord, This 2 bedroom. 2 bath.
effective January 3, 2007 through beautiful place in the
country. Quiet, peaceful, but
January 19, 2007 to run concurrent only one mile to public boat
with approved medical leave, ramp on the Suwannee and
Approval for Elizabeth (Christy) ne mileto the golf course and
fApprovalristy) ive miles to Walmart. $89o500.
Keen to be paid eight (8) hours per (ir-753661-rh) 493-2221.
week (after hours) at her regular .
hourly rate for the remainder of the .. ... .iI ',
2006-2007 school year, to facilitate g :::'./:,;'t I'T,
the Teen Court Program, effective I '. : .''
January 10, 2007. She is to be
paid out of General Funds, which ; ...''. ,
are supplemented by Teen Court .
proceeds from the Dixie County 1950 home. 3/1 board & batt
Board of County Commissioners exterior on 2.13acres on paved
and DJJ grant activities. road SE 1H:wy 55A. Brick
and DJJfireplace, solid wood cabinets.
Approval of revisions to the Dixie separate laundry room. Needs
District Schools Student some TLC, but has GREAT
potential. Priced for quick sale!
Progression Plan as mandated by $139,900. (DR-755295-DD)
the Department of Education. 493-2221.
Approval of Interagency
Agreement between The School
Board of Dixie County, The Florida "
Department of Children and' "", t.':!
Families-District 3, Partnership For ,
Strong Families, Inc., and Florida l, A'
3rown Workforce Board, Inc., l'"''
effective January 10, 2007 to
continue for three years. ULF ACCESS W/ 3 STALL
BOATHOUSE 2 BR/1 BA on
Approval of Dixie County School deep frroshwater canal Jtst 7
Board Internal Accounts Audit minute to t0he Glf of Moxico.
Now -onwall. very large bo;,t
Report for June 30, 2006, as basin w/roolm for Irno gulr
boat. flats or thir bont and a o joli,
submitted by Davis, Monk & bo.t. You cnn so enjoy
Company to be included into borutlfu sunset viws ovr th,:
1rrn r.1h -o11, tho deck, tocltted
official records of the Dixie County on pretligioou Mullot Roiadl
School Board. $349,000. (DW-7529418-.111)
352-542-9007.
Approval of the following addition


to the Student Code of Conduct for
Ruth Rains Middle School:
-Verification must be received in
the Middle School Office by the
third (3rd) day a student returns
from being absent.


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metal storage shed & 20 x 24 pole
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TO SELL! $75,900. (DMH-752715-
D) 493-2221.


NEW 2/2 HOME on over 3
acres! This would make a great
starter, or empty nest home.
Beautiful wooded tract, with
privacy from neighbors
$98,500. (dmh-752145-mkh)
493-2221.


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This 3 Bedroom. 2 Bath on
paved street in Fanning
Spring. This is a nice home
with Front and Back porches,
carport and inside beautiful
wood floors, Cathedral ceilings.
Call your agent and make
appointment today. $164,500.
(LR-753863-K) 493-2221.


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Great Suwannee River Get-
A-Way. This 2 Bedroom, 1
Bath, Home on beautifully
landscaped acre +/- with some
lovely Oaks. 154 ft. on the
Suwan-Inoe River, dock, Carport
for boat parking. Not many like
this ono, $385,000. (DW-
754562) 493-2221


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nice, quiet
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landscaped ,'e~"' t
yard, picket r'
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irrigation, and
workshop in
back. 2 city lots also available (all with
paved road frontage). Call today for an
appointment.
2 LOTS, SIDE-BY-SIDE with one being a
corner lot having two sides with roads, one
is paved. The other has highway frontage.
Both lots are an acre and then some,
adding up to 2 full acres with a little to
spare. Total $46,000. Owner will split and-
sell both separately.

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with hwy. frontage. It has big live oaks and
beautiful grass underneath. Perfect for a:
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Very nice 2/2 DW Mobile Home
in a great location. This home has
12 X 15 Florida Room. a 24 X 24
addition that is presently being.
used for recreation room could be
easily converted to 3 bedroom.
workshop and 1 car garage.
fireplace, and a well for the yard.
This property back ups to state
owned property. $85,500. (DMH
755115 JW) 463-6144.

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Quiet Country Living Neat &-
Clean 27 x 44 doublewlde with 14 x
27 covered porch. Plus 24 x 36"
pole barn. 5 acres, fenced & cross
fenced. Pasture with scattered.
trees, paved street. Great for
horses or cows. $160.000. (LMH-
754217-D) 493-2221.







Thle 2BR/ZBA DWMH a.1 a
deep water lake only minutes by
boat In freshwater canals to the.
Suwannee River and the Gulf of
Mexico. It has a 2 stall boathouse..
screened fish cleaning / storage
room. Florida room with views of.
the lake and orange, grapefruit and
tangerine trees. Completely'
furnished and Includes 2 boats
$250,000. (DW-748707-JM) 542-
9007.







Beautiful new concrete bloc
home to be completed In mid
February. 2007. It has an open
living room with cathedral
ceilings, screened in back"
porcitl and oversize 2 car
gar-geo This 3 bedroom 2 btth
hona also has 20 acres fully.
fon ,od for your horses or cows.
It hns n newly dug pond ready
to stock with fish. $450.000.
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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


Commission Highlights
;By Terri Langford
The Dixie County Board of County Commissioners held their
.ast meeting for the month of Feb last Thurs. Several issues were
addressed by the Board including several paving projects in
Suwannee and application for a grant that enable the Dixie County
Health Department to expand.
The Board approved the paving of the Suwannee Post Office
lot and the Bradford Bridge. Monies for these two projects will
come out of the county's Road Department budget. The post office
project will cost approximately $7,000, while the bridge will cost
,$8;929.
Approval for the paving of the Fire Station parking lot was also
;passed. Funding for this project will come from the Emergency
,S6rvices Budget with a cost of $8,700.
S & T Services won the bid on all three of the projects and
:began work this week.
Commissioner Marcus Hays addressed the Board concerning a
proposed "free standing clinic" facility that has been withdrawn
:from Doctors Memorial Hospital out of Perry. It was last year
:;when the hospital asked the Board if they would be interested in
:*such a treatment center. The Board welcomed the offer; however
:funding was not available at the time.
Hays noted that The Rural Health Care Council, on which he
:serves, currently has grants available. With the withdrawal of the
;Doctor's Memorial offer, Hays approached the Dixie County
:Health Department (DCHD) and encouraged them to apply for the
:monies.
SSable Boling of the DCHD presented her plans to increase the
:Health Department facility by almost double its current size. If
"approved the sixteen-year-old building will be able to expand their
.exam rooms, treatment rooms, dental clinic and W.I.C. area.
, An estimated cost for the project is approximately $650,000.
While waiting to hear the final judgment on the proposed
:Chiefland hospital, the Board feels that it is in the best interest of
:the county to continue to seek out ways of providing health care
:for our growing population.
Rex Dunn of the Steinhatchee Water Association (SWA)
-notified the Board of the progress being made on the Government
Utility Authority plans between the Water Association and Dixie
-and Taylor Counties.
Dunn reported that the contact between SWA and the two
:boards should be ready to sign by the end of March, first of April.
:Once signed the private, not for profit corporation will become the
:agents for Dixie and Taylor's water and sewage needs.
Commissioner James Valentine made a motion to lower impact
fees from a flat rate of $3,500 to $1.00 per square foot. The Board
:,tabled the motion until the next meeting. It was suggested by Hays
;and Commissioner Buddy Lamb, that another study would need to
:be performed as well as public hearings on the matter.
: The next Board meeting will be held on Mar. 1 at 10:00 in the
.Commission Meeting Room.



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bloodmobile in the parking lot
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All who donate will
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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.


FHP March Checkpoints

The Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection checkpoints during the following dates:
march 1-31 2007. These checkpoints will only be held at the
following locations, in the following counties:
Dixie Chavous Rd, CR 55A, SR 349, CR 349, CR 351, CR 358,
Willow Hole Rd.
Gilchrist SR 26, SR 49, SR 47, CR 138, SE 70"' Ave., CR 232, CR
340, CR 341
Lafayette SR 20, SR 51, SR 53, SR 349
Levy SR 24, SR 45, SR 49, SR 121, SR 500, CR 320, CR 339, CR
341, CR 345, CR 337, CR 335, CR 316, CR 464, CR 323, CR 326
Troopers will focus on vehicles that are being operated with
defects and violations such as: worn / unsafe tires, bad brakes,
improper window tinting, cracked / broken windshields, unsecured
loads, and defective lighting. In addition, attention will be directed
to violations of: driver license laws, motor vehicle registration
laws, non-use of seatbelts and motor vehicle insurance
requirements.
The Florida Highway Patrol has found these checkpoints to be
an effective method of enforcing state laws, which relate to the
safe and legal .operation of motor vehicles.
*Checkpoints will only be conducted between the hours of 7:00 am
and 6:00 pm.

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62 SE 228th St. 352-542-2338

[ISION REALTY
Tri-County, Inc.
S Gayle Lovelace- Broker / Owner / GRI Realtor
25867 SE Hwy. 19, Old Town Shopping Center
S(352) 542-7729 E-Mail: vrtricounty@bellsouth.net
www.visionrealtygulfcoast.com
For All Your Buying & Selling Needs, Coast To Coast
Rentals Available. Inhouse Mortgage Broker
We Have Qualified Buyers Looking for New Listings!


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2.85 acres. Completely enced, paved driveway, 3/2 MH, Freshwater canal front
new carpet, paint, front and rear screened 2/1 Home, Freshwater canal front, boathouse
porches, patio, shed/workshop w/loft. completely 1/1 MH, Freshwater canal, boathouse
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just off 351, Totally remodeled in 2006, new roof, oor elevator, canal waterfront, Gulf, River &
carpet, paint, stainless steel appliances. Rocking Pool view at Suwannee Cove Development Blk
chair front porch and picket fence around 3 Deeded floating dock basin for large boat.
driveway. A must see home for only $119,900. Attached 3 car carport $429,900.


Call for more information Open Monday Friday 10AM 6PM, Sat. & Sun. by appt.
Broker/Realtor!Owner Gayle Lovolace
Office Manager/Bookkeeper/Mortgage Broker Tina McKinney
Realtors Sales Agents: Danny Carroll. Cell 352-356-2421. Lisa Grady. Cell 352-258-5017


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Office (352) 498-1648
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PEACEFUL 5- This beautiful 5 acre track
has huge oaks and tall pines scattered
throughout the property. Setting
comfortably in the middle of the land is a
nice 3/2 mobile home. In the back yard sets
a huge shed for a work shop as well as
wings on each side of it for oat'or trailer
parking. Priced at $Z=,00 Owner says
make an offer. REDUCED NOW $115,000.00


S3/2 1998 DWMH on two lots, Lots 45 & 46
Pineywoods S/D, 6 acres total, nicely landscaped and
fenced just off Chavous road, $149,500 NE 188 Ave
--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.
--Very Nice 1996 3/2 DWMH on 1.25 acres with hot tub,
all new appliances, concrete carport, rear 18x24 glass/
screen porch, new metal roof vinyl siding, landscaped,
with 2 storage sheds, owner wants offers reduced to
$119,000.00 NE 424 Ave.
--Older Fixer-up Mobile Home ate end of cul-de-sac on
acre in Forest Park Hills lot 5 block 35, $25,000 NE 441
Ave.
--5 Acres mol on Hwy 349 south with RV attached, with
LENTY OF ROOM! 3/2 well & power pole, reduced to $95,000 Hwy 349 South.
WMH on 12.14 acres (mol). --Lots 1-4 block 20 Suwannee River Heights just off
propertyy is fenced and cross 351-U, 100x100 lot completely cleared and grassed
ced. Nice trees! Call Rebecca with a few trees, 2 well and 900 gallon septic tank.
oodin. Realtor352-494-8233 corner lot, $18,000 corner of NE 823 St & NE 517 Ave.
--Lot 90 Suwannee River Ranchettes S/D, 2.44 acres
S mol, cleared, just off 55-A between Cross City and Old
Town, $37,500 SE 709 Ave.
--4/3 Woodframe home approx 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.
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-Great location for your business Nice 3/2 1108 sq ft M/H on 2 10 *Beautiful 3/1.5 2077 sq
-2 commercial lots in Cross City acres in the Rambling Woods S/ n.1arsi rs
behind Cross City Florist. Priced D in Old Town. Property also has on .91 acres in Cross
to sell-$45,000. MLS#754422 a detached enclosed garage- ha arge worshop a
-3 commercial lots in Cross City(withcapr. $ 1
septic) behind Cross City Dental. A $125,000.00. MLS#754051 MLS#755035
great location for your business q -
$115,000.MLS#752673A FMI'."'0-1M


Old Town 542-7835 -, Steinhatchee 498-7637
Mary Ross & Ronnie Edmonds Steinhatchee Office
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front of Super Wal-Mart. Owners -
will consider some financing. -
$999,000.00. MLS#751471.


-1 yr. old 3/2 2100 sq ft home on
10 acres off 55A. Property tins 7
acres of planted pines. Also has
enclosed barn with water &
elec.-$ 275,000.00. MLS#755024


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Beautiful site built 3/2 on .30 acres in
King's Creek S/D in Steinhatchee.
Has a large workshop with RV/Motor,
home shed. $ 339,000.00 IVLS #
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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 20077


Merle Norman Cosmetics


Studio Opens In Cross City


Old Town Welcomes


A to Z Consignment Shop


~'By Briar Keathley
Cross City now has a Merle Norman
-Cosmetics Studio. Featuring a full line of Merle
:Norman skin care and color cosmetic products,
-as well as beauty treatment and consultation
-services, the studio is one of approximately
-2,000 independently owned studios in the U.S.
and Canada known for its excellent customer
Service and quality products.
"It's top of the line products," said studio
-owner Candace Sanchez. "You'll see the most
-improvement with my products and at a faster
:rate than any other products."
- Having used Merle Norman skin care and
,color cosmetics for several years, Sanchez, 20,
-can attest to the brand's benefits.
In fact, she loved using the brand's products
so much that she decided to open her very own
Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio.
"I knew I wanted to own my own,business
when I was high school, but I didn't know what
I wanted to open," Sanchez said. "It had to be
something that wouldn't take too much money
and something that would benefit Cross City."
Sanchez began brainstorming with 'friends
and family when one day her sister said to her,
"Merle Norman, Candace, that's it."
That was in November 2006, and not
wasting any time, Sanchez contacted Merle
Norman for franchising information, flew to


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the store space, set everything up and opened for
business Jan.l, 2007.
"Business has been flowing for the most
part," Sanchez said. "I'm really happy with the
response."
According to Sanchez, customers not only
enjoy using Merle Norman cleansers, toners,
moisturizers, foundations, lipsticks, and other
various products because of the products'
quality, but also for the affordability.
"It's less expensive than most of the other
competitors," Sanchez said.
Currently, in addition to featuring Merle
Norman products, the studio offers beauty
consultation services, make-overs, and facials.
Complete make-overs, which are great for
special occasions such as prom, cost $20.
Facials are $20 to $25, but Sanchez does offer
free 5-minute facials.
In the weeks to come, the studio will also
offer a spray tanning service and feature a
selection of sterling silver jewelry.
S:anchez is planning a grand opening for
March 5. The event will include specials,
drawings and shopping sprees.
Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio is located
on 278 Street (next to Salon 19) and is open
Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and
Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more
information, call 352-498-3683.


training, rented
SHINE (Serving
Health Insurance Needs df
Elders), a volunteer program
with the FL Dept of Elder
Affairs, will be assisting with
Extra Help enrollment as well
as counseling on Medicare


issues, including help with
problems with Part D:
Prescription Drug Plans at the
following sites:
*Wednesday, February 28h,
10:00-12:00, Trenton Library
2:00-4:00, Cross City Library
*Wednesday, March 14th,
10:00-12:00 Chiefland Senior
Center
If you have enrolled in a
Part D Prescription Drug Plan,
you can still apply for Extra
Help. If you have not enrolled.
in a Part D Prescription Drug
Plan as yet, you may be
eligible for Extra Help in
paying for the plan premium,
deductible and drugs without
penalty. You must meet the
following criteria to qualify:
Single Income is
$14,700 or less, Assets total
$11,500 or less
Couple Income is
$19,800 or less, Assets total
$23,000 or less
Assets do not count your home
or your vehicles. They do
count your cash in the bank,
.CDs, Stocks, Bonds, cash
value on your life insurance or
burial policies, and any
additional property. Ask us for
details and an application!
If you are turning 65,
you will be able to join a Part
D Drug Plan during the same
time period as your enrollment
in Part A and/or Part B. See us
to receive comparison
information on plans that will
meet your drug needs.


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A to Z Consignment Shop Manager, Pam House is happy to show off their selection of clothing and.-
accessories at the Old Town shop. -


By Briar Keathley
The A to Z New and Used
Consignment Shop in Old
Town has, as its name implies,
a little bit of everything.
"We have just about
everything from A to Z," said
the store's owner, Gayle
Lovelace explaining how she
chose the name.
Open since December, the
new consignment shop,
located in the Vision Realty
office in the Old Town Plaza
next to Hungry Howie's, is
growing to be a popular place
for clients to sell their used
wares and for bargain hunters
to pick up great finds-new
and gently used clothing,
jewelry, household items,
AVON products, crafts, art
work and more.
S"We've had a nice


response from the
community," said the store's
manager, Pam House.
"Everyone comes in here and
says, 'We're so glad you're
here.'"
The idea to open the
consignment store in the
Vision Realty office space
arose after business in the real
estate market became slow,
House explained.
"Real estate was slow so
we decided to utilize the office
space that we had," she said,
adding that the Vision Realty
office in Suwannee is doing a
similar space utilization move,
but will sell only nautical
items.
To build up enough items
to get the consignment store
started, Lovelace, House and
other Vision Realty employees


brought in their "collections";
of used clothing, dishes and:
knick knacks. They gradually'
began accepting items from;
the outside public and now.
carry items from about 30:
clients.
House said the store is-
always accepting:
Consignments, but anyone-
interested should first call to-:
make an appointment to bring:'
in their items. Any items the-
store accepts will be displayed:
and sold for a 50/50 split with-
clients. Items are kept in stock:
no longer than six months. A-
complete list of the store's
consignment selling policy is
available at the store.
The store is open Monday
through Saturday from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. For more
information, call 542-7730.


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