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Title: Dixie County advocate
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Language: English
Publisher: Rose O. Chavous
Place of Publication: Cross City Fla
Creation Date: June 21, 2007
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Dixie -- Cross City
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922?
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General Note: Description based on: Vol. 24, no. 15 (Oct. 10, 1946).
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FEATURES
*Buddy Martin ...... ..........9
*HSB Water Report............16
*Wheelin Sportsmen
Event..................... 17
*Students Honored......15
*School Bd. Minutes....11
*Wins Saddle....................12
*Receives Check................12
*Co. Comm. Agenda.....2
*CC Water Report.......14
*Community Calendar.........4
*One Tank Trips...........20


INSIDE
*Classified.....................19
*Crossword Puzzle.......10
*Dixie Sighting..............20
*Jail Log 2
*Letters tothe Editor........2
*Legals 18
*Meetings & Events........4
*Movies 10
*Obituaries...................7...
*Religion.................6 & 7
*Right To The Point.........2
*Sports 9
*Tides 10


pubFish6ing TfTews & 4Events Sor lDixie County Every Week, Without fail, Since July 1, 1921

,1, ,, ...In The Suwannee River Valley at....CROSS CITY, FLORIDA ,,


Traffic Signal Finally Approved For



US19 & CR 351A Intersection

Sheriffs Office Urges You To ..",.
Input Emergency Contact .
Information ...... ..


Cross City, Florida -/Have you ever wondered if you can't
speak how your family would be contacted? What if you were
involved in an accident and the only identification was your
drivers license, license plate or social security number? That is
why Sheriff Dewey Hatcher, along with the Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is urging everyone to input
their contact information in the DHSMV online system.
The system was developed after the unfortunate death of
Tiffany Olson in a traffic crash in 2005. Her mother, Christine
Olson, could not be immediately notified of the incident due to
the lack of emergency contact information by law enforcement
handling the crash. Ms. Olson contacted her legislator,
Representative Bill Galvano, who put her in contact with
DHSMV. Through the cooperative efforts of all three, the
emergency contact information system was developed and
ensures that notice is made to appropriate people immediately,
and this type of unfortunate incident doe not happen again.
Through April 2007, 484,410 Floridians have taken advantage
of this system to input their emergency contact information. If
you have a valid Florida drivers license or identification card can
enter this information on-line at v. '.. '.hlI.n. ,lilc "1l 1, The
secure information will then be immediately available only to law
enforcement officials.
"This is a great system and I encourage everyone to take the
opportunity to enter this vital emergency contact information. In
the event that an emergency occurs, having this information
immediately allows us to contact those that you wish us to
contact." said Sheriff Dewey Hatcher. "If you do not have access
to a computer, I urge you to go to the Dixie County Public
Library and access the internet for free and input this important
emergency contact information."


Tax Certificate Sale

Generates $933,383
The Dixie County Tax Collector's Office held its annual tax
certificate sale May 31st. This year's sale generated $981, 943.30.
Of that amount, $933,383.86 was generated from the sale of 821
individual-held tax certificates and $48,559.44 was generated from
the sale of 281 county-held certificates.
According to Dixie County Tax Collector Joyce H. Davis, this
year's sale generated more than last year's.
Each year, tax collectors from each county are required to
conduct a sale of tax certificates. Tax certificates are a first lien on
delinquent real estate tax parcels and bear interest at the maximum
rate allowed by law (18 percent) unless the bidder specifies a lower
rate.
Tax certificate owners compel landowners to pay them back
the delinquent taxes, plus interest. If the landowner does not pay
after two years, the certificate holder can apply for a tax deed, and
bid on the property at the tax deed sale.


After several years of pleading with the
Florida Department of Transportation, a
traffic signal was approved Friday to be
placed at the US 19 and County Road
351 A intersection.
County Coordinator Arthur Bellot said
the traffic signal should be installed within
12 to 18 months.
According to FDOT Rural Area
Transportation Development Engineer
Jordan Green, the traffic signal will be
funded through the FDOT's upcoming 5-
Year Work Program.
The important question though is why
exactly did it take so' many .years for the
traffic signal to finally receive FDOT's
approval?
"Generally, we do not like to put in
traffic signals without it meeting the signal
warrants," Green said, referring to the


criteria (warrants) which are used to define
the need for, and appropriateness of a
particular traffic control device.
These warrants are usually expressed
in the form of numerical requirements such
as the volume of vehicular or pedestrian
traffic, number of traffic crashes and delay
time.
"The study is very analytical," Green
said. "Either the numbers are there, or
they're not. They were never there."
However, he said, "Our logic told us a
different story."
He explained that after talking with
county commissioners and county officials
about the high number of near-miss traffic
crashes, which are not included in the
warrants, "It became such an emotional
issue for the county that we had to take a
different approach."


FDOT went back and looked at the.
intersection again, this time taking into
account other factors such as the
percentage of truck traffic, the width of the
median, and the geometry of the
intersection (it's not a perfect 90-degree
angle intersection).
"We found that definitely in this case,
it was ok to fund this signal," Green said.
The traffic signal is estimated to cost
between $150,000 and $200,000. FDOT
decided to utilize concrete poles with the
traffic signals strung from wires. Green
said as soon as FDOT gets a contract, the
project will move forward.
This traffic signal is the combined
effort of both past and present county and
city officials who work relentlessly to make
Dixie County a safer place for its citizens
and visitors. Thank you!


Boaters Heed Warning- Jumping


Sturgeon Are Back In Suwannee River
By Briar Keathley
She was knocked
unconscious by a fish? What do
you mean?
If you're unfamiliar with the "
Gulf sturgeon you probably
wondered how Tara Spears, the
32-year-old Bell woman, was
knocked unconscious a few
weeks ago by one of the
jumping fish while jet skiing on
the Suwannee River near Rock
Bluff.
First things first, Spears was
not attacked by the fish.
"They don't attack," said
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
spokeswoman Karen Parker.
"They've been jumping for
millions of years; they're
prehistoric."
Although no one knows
exactly why they jump, one
thing is for sure, the endangered
jumping Gulf sturgeon can put
boaters at risk for injury.
During the 2006 breeding Photo submitted by Becky Bleser
season, which begins each year Becky and David Bleser, both of Coral Gables, were cruising the Suwannee River with friends Gene and
in early spring when the mature Marian Masters a few weeks ago when they captured this terrific shot of a jumping Gulf sturgeon.
Gulf sturgeon migrate from the
Gulf to the Suwannee River to spawn, 10 people were injured in sturgeon-human incidents. This year since spawning began, two
incidents have been reported.
To help reduce these incidents, the FWC is now distributing "Go Slow in the Suwannee River" decals that boaters can stick on their
vessels as part of an ongoing public-awareness campaign.
"We recommend boaters reduce their speed to reduce the risk of impact and to give people more time to react if they do encounter a
jumping sturgeon," said Maj. Bruce Hamlin, regional commander for FWC's North Central Region.
"We want people to be aware that sturgeon are back, and the risk of injury to boaters does exist," Hamlin said. "As the weather
warms up and more people get out on the river, the risk of injury from colliding with the sturgeon increases."
Last year, FWC officials began working on the public-awareness campaign to alert boaters to the risks of jumping sturgeon.
"We posted signs along the Suwannee at each boat ramp, explaining the risk of impacts
with these fish," Hamlin said.
See "STURGEON" Page 5


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VOTE DIXIE

-* SPECIAL GENERAL ELECTION
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUNE 26, 2007

There will be a Special General
Election On Tuesday, June 26,
2007 to elect our State Senator
for District 3. This person will
replace Senator Nancy
Argenziano who resigned to
take a seat on the Public
Service Commission.
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REMEMBER TO GO AND
VOTE ON TUESDAY,
\,; JUNE 26.
Early Voting For The Special
-\: Election Started On
June 18
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June 23.


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A lumber truck waits to cross the intersection of US 19 and CR 351A. Within 12 to 18 months a traffic
signal will be installed at the intersection, making crossing and turning easier and much safer.


Charles S. Dean is the
Republican candidate and
Susan Franks is the
Democratic candidate vying
for the seat.


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007


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Historical absurdity
Studious fellow that I am, I often like to watch the History
channel on TV, at least when it doesn't conflict with football. This
being a slow season for the pigskin sport, I took the occasion to
watch a History channel special entitled "Last Days Of Earth" on
Sunday, June 10th.
. For the most part, it was a rather interesting bit of speculative
:science fiction, exploring ways in which planet Earth might meet
its eventual demise. Seven situations in all, the first six of which
.shaped up as anything from an abstract possibility to the sort of
thingg we should not lightly dismiss.
There was of course the nuclear holocaust scenario,, something
we need to be concerned about with North Korea having the bomb
and Iran apparently well on the way to joining the nuclear club. We
:did survive the Cold War and the policy of "Mutually Assured
IDestruction" (MAD), during which we gambled that the Soviets'
survival instincts were sufficient to keep them from doing
something incredibly stupid. However that might not work on some
:f the club's newer and more impulsive members, so we shouldn't
simply shrug that possibility off.
I The thought of the planet being sucked into a "black hole" (a
:collapsed star with a voracious gravitational appetite) is a bit
Frightening, especially since there's not much we could do about it.
' The idea of a giant asteroid colliding with planet Earth is
likewise worrisome, however the show did offer some ideas as to
how this could be dealt with in order to avoid the collision entirely.
Technology being what it is (and getting better all the time), and
since that big chunk of rock couldn't sneak up on us, we might
have a pretty good chance of dealing with any such situation and
coming out better than the prehistoric dinosaurs, few of which
remain, the Loch Ness Monster being the most notable survivor,
with Senator Harry Reid coming in a close second.
What if computers became smarter than us? (Frankly, I'm not
sure they haven't already crossed that threshold.) Would they
decide they didn't need us around, telling them what to do? Would
they build robots that would get elected governor of California?
They've already produced "artificial intelligence," which heretofore
existed mainly in Hollywood and Washington, DC.
Malevolent microbes that can't be killed, super volcanoes that
make Mount Vesuvius look like a bottle rocket (and the potential
lies beneath Yellowstone National Park); scary scenarios one and
all, but they pale in comparison to the ultimate destructive force
embodied in (drum roll, please) global warming!
Yes, indeed, the scourge of mankind is coming, and it's coming
faster than the next presidential election, speaking of which a
former presidential candidate who now says he's no longer seeking
the job got more face time in the final 15 minutes of the sho\ than
Rosie O'Donnell in her dust-up with Donald Trump got on all the
networks and cable channels not long ago.
Indeed, Al Gore took center stage as an expert on global
warming, while actual scientists who disagreed with the fashion-
able view were marginalized and ridiculed. A big letdown to wrap
up an otherwise pretty entertaining show.
Oh well, at least I didn't have to pass up a football game to
watch it.



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Rick's Afternoon ,& Used
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Thursday 2 to 8 pm ALL OTHER DAY 12 noon to 8 p.m.
(352) 21 0-9029
Brass fitings Pvc pipe & fitting Water Filter
(352) 498-7425 237 NE 132nd ave
Next to Georgia Pacific Chip-n-Saw Cross,City Fla


Letter
To The Editor
Dixie's Good Samaritans
Recently, my car
inexplicably stalled dead,
headed south at the
intersection of SR 349 and US
19. This is not a good place to
have a dead car. It locked
itself in park and refused to
start or make any signs of
responding to the usual
commands.
Traffic was starting to clog
up behind me. Suddenly, I had
Good Samaritans appearing
from all directions. Danny
Delaney and Scott Mendoza
from Double D Auto Sales
tried to tow me out of trouble
using a tow strap but it
snapped as the care was as
immovable as something
rooted to the road. Suddenly,
we had a C.O.P. volunteer
(sorry, didn't catch his name)
and Jamie King of the Dixie
County Sheriffs Department
providing not only advice but
human push power as the car
miraculously popped out of
park and made itself mobile
but still dead. With much
good-spirited help, we got the
car across 19 and into a safe
and shady haven. The backed
up traffic was relieved.
Within seven minutes of a
phone call, Randy Riels of
Riels Towing arrived on the
scene and in ten minutes the
stubborn car was deposited at
Williams Automotive in
Fanland (half way between
Fanning and Cheifland.) The
next day before noon the car
was ready to go (with a new
alternator) and performed like
it had just come out of the
showroom.
My point here is that we
live in a part of the Sunshine
State where minor (and even
major) disasters are typically
taken care of quickly and with
a Sunshine attitude you might
not see in other sections of
Florida. I won't name names
but think southward. I'm glad
my home-town is Old Town
and that the Nature Coast is its
location. Why? Not only


Love is an act of endless
forgiveness, a tender look
which becomes a habit.
-Peter Ustinov
***


AGENDA
Regular Meeting- Dixie County Courthouse
Commission Meeting Room
June 21, 2007 6:00 PM
The Dixie County Board of County Commissioners of Dixie County,
Florida, will meet on Thursday, June 21, 2007, 6:00 PM in a regular
meeting in the County Commissioners Meeting Room, in the Dixie
County Courthouse, Cross City, Florida.
1. Call to Order
2. Invocation and Pledge to the American Flag
3. Approval of Commission Minutes
4. Jan Parks, Family Medical Practice
5. Kay McCallister RE: Tourism and Boat Dockage
6. Shane Fowler RE: Road Closure
7. Bettie Gail Osteen, Indigent Healthcare Agent
8. Joe Ruth, Solid Waste Coordinator
9. Jerry Prater, Veterans Service Officer
10. Dick Edwards, Community Programs Consultant
11. Bailey, Bishop, and Lane
12. Rex Dunn, Steinhatchee Water
13. Jack Spivey, Building and Zoning
14. John Jenkins, Zoning Official
15. Howard Reed, County Road Superintendent
16. Tim Alexander, Director/Chief Emergency Services
17. Arthur Bellot, County Coordinator
18. Leenette McMillan, County Attorney
19. Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of Court
20. County Commission Items
21. Vouchers Approved
22. Adjourn
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person decided to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting
or hearings, he/ she will need a record of the proceedings, and for such
purpose, he/ she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based
"Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to
participate in this proceeding should contact (352) 486-4931 (Voice &
TDD) or via Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8771."
The Board meets the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 AM and the
third Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM. Individuals that would like to
be placed on the agenda should call Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of Court, by
4:00 PM on Friday Preceding the Board meeting, at (352) 498-1200.
APPROVED:


because the place is so great.
So are the people.
George "Grif" Griffin


SAMPLE BALLOT

Published In Accordance With Florida Statutes




NP1 OFFICIAL SPECIAL GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA

A JUNE 26, 2007


* TO VOTE, COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL = NEXT TO YOUR CHOICE.
* Use only the marking device provided or a number 2 pencil.
* If you make a mistake, don't hesitate to ask for a new ballot. If you erase or make other marks, your
vote may not count.
* To vote for a candidate whose name is not printed on the ballot, fill in the oval, and write in the
candidate's name on the blank line provided for a write-in candidate.


LEGISLATIVE

STATE SENATOR
DISTRICT 3
(Vote for One)

CD Charles S. Dean REP
0 Susan Franks DEM
Q Write-In

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Dixie County

Jail Log
JUNE 11
BUSHWAY, RUTH ELLEN, 37,
VOP Uttering A Forgedi
Instrument, VOP Burglary of'A-i
Dwelling. Deputy L. Brannin. *
WILLIAMS, JAY SCOTT, 31,
DWLS/R (Habitual), VOP '*-'
DWLSR Levy Co., Trooper:
Ganus.
JUNE 12
THOMAS, GEORGE B., 5t,-
VOP 2 Cts. Sale of Cocaine-
Within 1000 Ft. of Place of
Worship. Deputy Hope. :
STINE, TARRY LEE, 36, VOP:
- Battery On Law Enforcement"
Officer. Officer Long.
DICKEY, SHEILA A., 29, FTA '
- Introduction Of Contraband IntQ
County Facility, Possession ,of-
Oxycodone. Deputy Lundy.
JUNE 13
DYE, KIIMBERLY LYNN, 35;-i
Hold For Gilchrist County.
IACUELE, MICHAEL PAUL ,
44, VOP Exp Elderly;
Possession of Morphine.
JUNE 14
WALKER, TROI, 29, DWLS/R,
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.':
Officer Mathis.
JUNE 17
GARCIA-
PEREZ,FRANCISCO, 24, No
Drivers License, DUI, 2nd or 3.rd
Offense, Attaching Tag Not.
Assigned, Battery On LEO.
Trooper Ganus.
OLIVER MELTON, NICHOLE.
MARIE, 18, FTA DWLS/R.
Deputy Garcia.
JUVENILE, 16, Possession of
Firearm By Minor. Deputy Garcia.
JUNE 18

Forgiveness is the most
tender part of love.
-John Sheffield








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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007


de Treville Earns Masters


Baby Jenkins


Baby Lane


Jennifer Marie de Treville
Jennifer received a Master of Accounting Degree from the
University of Florida on May 5, 2007. She is the granddaughter of
Jackie and Dorothy Morgan of Perry and the daughter of Ann
Morgan de Treville of Jacksonville.


Free Drug

Program for

Seniors
Are you 60 years of age or
older and have an income of
less than $20,420 for an
individual ($27,380 for a
couple) and need assistance in
paying for your brand name
drugs? Many drug companies
have lessened restrictions on
their free drug programs.
Come see SHINE (Serving
Health Insurance Needs of
Elders), a volunteer program
with the FL Dept of Elder
Affairs, who will be assisting
Seniors that are not on
Medicare yet or those that are
on a Medicare Part D plan and
have reached the 'Gap' and
need help in paying for their
brand name drugs. SHINE
will also be counseling on
Medicare issues, including
help with problems with Part
D: Prescription Drug Plans at
the following sites:
, Friday, June 15th, 10:00-
12:00, Branford Library
Wednesday, June 27th,
10:00-12:00, Trenton Library
2:00-
4:00, Cross City Librar
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
rugs without penalty. You
inst meet the following
criteria to qualify
Single Income is $15,315 or
,less, Assets total $11,710 or
less
Couple Income is $20,535 or
'less Assets total $23,410
0or less
Assets do not count your
.home or your vehicles. They
do count all your cash in the
bank, CDs, Stocks, Bonds,
cash value on your life
insurance or burial policies,
and the fair market price of
any additional property. Ask
us for details and an
application!
If you are turning 65, you
will be able to join a Part D
tDrug 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
The pharmaceuticals
have begun to ease up on their
Part D restrictions on free
drugs. This will be on a case
by case basis. When you reach
the 'Gap' contact us to see if
you qualify for the PAPs. If
you received free drugs
previously from the drug
companies, call them and see if
you can still qualify.
Call 1-800-262-2243
(Elder HelpLine) if you need
directions to a site or are
unable to visit one. A
volunteer will return your call.


There's no point in bury-
ing a hatchet if you're
going to put up a marker
on the site.
-Sydney Harris


Jonathan and Raylee Lynn Jenkins
Big brother Jonathan, along with parents John and Terri
Jenkins are proud to announce the arrival of baby girl, Raylee
Lynn. She was born on May 30, 2007 at 8:47 a.m. at North Florida
Women's Center. She weighed 7 lbs. and 11 ozs. and was 19 '/4
inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Frank and Teeny Osteen. Paternal
grandparents are Albert and Martha Cassidy and the late Ray
Jenkins. All from Cross City, Florida.
She was welcomed home by Mama, Daddy, friends and family.

Baby NesSmith


Reagan Mia Lane
Madison Lane is proud to announce the birth of her sister
Reagan Mia Lane. Reagan was born on April 22, 2007 at North
Florida Regional Women Center. She weighed 81bs. 13oz. and
measured 20 1/2 inches long.
Reagan parents are Aaron and Robyn Lane of Chiefland.
Reagan's Maternal Grandparents are Gloria and the late Eddie
Cooper of Old Town. Paternal Grandparents are Donnie and Cindy
Lane of Chiefland and Jeff and Bunny Adams of Inglis. Paternal
Great-Grandfather is Johnny Tallent of Chiefland.
Reagan was welcomed home by family and friends.


Avery Aryn NesSmith
Raigan and Jacob NesSmith recently welcomed home a new
baby sister, Avery Aryn. Avery was born on Wednesday, February
21, 2007 at 11:23 a.m. at Shands and AGH in Gainesville, Florida.
She weighed 6 lbs. 14 ozs. and measured 20 inches long. Avery is
the youngest daughter of Lance and Jaime NesSmith. Thanks
again to our family, friends, and New Prospect Baptist Church for
the flowers, food, cards, calls and visits during this very special
time. Evely good gift and every perfect gift is from above James


Springhouse Quilters' News
With Jan Litzinger presiding, thirty members of Springhouse
Quilters attended the regular monthly meeting on June 12. There
were lots of newly completed quilts for show and tellialong with
some of the 4-H Sewing Camp young ladies showing their work
from the sewing camp. Members are busy making gift items for
the upcoming quilt show gift shop as there were many new items
completed since the May meeting and given to Elaine Zahn for
the shop.
Diane Schweider displayed a beautiful Trip Around the
World, made from scarps and was gorgeous in shades of brown
and gold. This is a community project which will be given away
by Springhouse later this year. Community projects are made for
patients in nursing homes, the kidney center or abused children.
Others turning; in community projects were Ruth Nott, Gloria
Sutton and Norma Fisher.
Several members were out due to sickness and were truly
missed. All of the northern quilters are gone for the summer.
Next month, the President's challenge is due. Jan Litzinger,
president, is in charge of this project.There will be a display of the
completed challenges with members selecting a viewer's choice
from among the entries.
There will not be a workshop during the month of June and
July since there will additional weeks of the 4-H sewing camp
during the time slot for the normal workshops.
For additional information on Springhouse Quilters, contact
Jan Litzinger, 463-3971, or Lois Scott, 463-2207.

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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007


|MEETINGS, REUNIONS




& SPECIAL EVENTS
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Events for the Week of:
June 14t1-June 21,2007

Medical, Donations & Volunteer
55 Alive Volunteer
Instructors Needed Previous
experience is of no consequence,
training sessions provided. Call:
352-726-0753.
2001 Rx Program free
breathing medications and
Nebulizers asthma, emphysema
or COPD for qualified patients.
Call: 800-344-5764.
Florida Department of Elder
Affairs Volunteers needed for
the SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders)
Program. Comprehensive
training provided with flexible
hours. Call: 1-800-262-2243.
= Hospice of North Central
Florida -Haven Hospice needs
volunteers to serve our patients
in the Dixie County area. Call:
Dana Weinfurter 352-493-2333
Poison Hotline a life-saving
national hotline for poison
emergency treatment and advice.
Call: 800-222-1222.
Stop Addiction Drug
addiction can leave an individual
feeling helpless and out of
control, especially if you are the
family member or friend of an
addict. Narconon Arrowhead
can help. Narconon offers free
counseling, assessments and
referrals to rehabilitation centers
nationwide by calling 1-800-
468-6933 or logging onto
www.stopaddiction.com. Don't
wait until it's too late. Call
Narconon now!
Why Spay or Neuter?
This low cost surgery keeps your
animal healthier and helps fight
overpopulation. Millions of cats
and dogs of all ages and breeds
suffer as strays. These strays are
a result of unwanted, unplanned
litters that could have been
prevented by spaying and
neutering. F: 1. i surviving
more than.a few years on their
own, strays die -.. hill by
starvation, disease, freezing or
being hit by cars. Please Think
responsibly, have your pet

spayed or neutered. Thank You.
ASPCA
Clubs & Organizations
AWANA CLUB-
Meets @ the 1" 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
Winery off US 19 in Chiefland.
Call 352-463-
7207.http://habitatsuwanneevalley.
org.
Dixie Defenders Camp
# 2086 Sons of Confederate
Veterans meets every 4'h Tuesday
at the carriage Inn. Eat at 6pm.
Meeting at 7pm. All invited.
Community News for 3rd
Week of the month
Another Way, INC Domestic
Violence and Rape Crisis Center
We offer a 24 hr. hotline,
emergency shelter, legal advocacy,
outreach services to assault and
rape. All of our services are free
and confidential. Remember Rape
is a crime...Always Rape Crisis
'Hotline 1-866-875-7983
Dixie County Historical
Society Sale of Dixie County
Historical Material weekly each
Friday at the old-Old Town
School, comer of SR 55A and
CR 349.
Free Business Assistance -
UNF Small Business
Development Center at the
Chamber of Commerce office in
Cross City. Call M-W-F from 9-
12 at 498-5454 to set up an
appointment. Appointments are
every Thursday between 1-4
p.m.
Florida Department Of
Elder Affairs Shine Program
meets every 4th Wednesday
from 2-4pm @ Cross City
Library.
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
Dixieland Quilters
Will be meeting evety other
week starting June 1211' 2007 at


10:30 am to 3 pm.Locations:


First District Community
Center on Hwy 349, Old Town.
Call352-542-9438for more
information.
Pre-school Program
Will meet at 10:00am at the
Cross City Library

SAL-ANON Family Group
Meetings are held every
Wednesday Evening @ 5:30pm
at the First Methodist Church
in Chiefland.. Call 490-6117
Board of County
Commissioners 1" Thursday
at 10 a.m. and the 3 d Thursday
at 6 p.m. at the County
Courthouse Commission
meeting room.
Cross-City Town Council -
2 and 4'11 Monday of each
month at 7 p.m. at the City Hall.
DAV Auxiliary bingo every
Wednesday, 11 a.m. and
Saturday, 6 p.m. at Veterans Rd.
DAV Bldg. In Cross City.
Dixie County Education
Foundation 2nd Tuesday of
each month at 12 noon. Call:
498-1426.
Forest Park Hill Community
Center Has a Bingo every
Monday Evening, Doors open at
4:30 pm, games start at 6:30 pm.
Funds are to support the center
and charities.
Holy Cross Catholic Church
Bingo every Tuesday Evening
@6pm. U.S. 19. Doors open at
6 p.m. snacks available. Free
Coffee
MT Olive" Cemetery, Inc-
Monthly meeting every last
Tuesday @ Jena Community
Club House 7pm. everyone is
welcome to attend. All ideas and
suggestions are welcome also.
NA Meetings Each Tuesday
at 7 p.m. at the Church of Christ
on Hwy 19 & On Wednesday
@7pm At the Trenton Public
Library. On Hwy 129.
*" -'Call: 1-866-623-5776.
".. 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.

Dixieland

Quilters News
Dixieland Quilters met at
the community center on hwy
349 in Old Town on June
12, 10am -3pm. Lunch was
enjoyed by all present.
Missionary to Romanian
Gypsies, John Fracker and
wife Rita announce the birth of
their first child, baby boy, born
Junel0th. Club members have
now completed 11 small quilts
these missionaries will
soon deliver to Gypsy children
on their return to their mission
field. We are excited to
give these beautiful quilts to let
poor children know Jesus loves
them. We were blest by Joyce
Hamilton of Su\wannee with
her generous gift of fabric and
quilt pattern books. Mary
Perrin of Old Town, a club
member, also donated a large
box of beautiful fabric for the
club's use. Greatly
appreciated thank you both so
much. Members are
now constructing their club
vest with our logo appliqued
on the back. Applique is an
new skill for most of our
members. We learn something
new every meeting;
received instructions on how to
build a portable quilt frame.
You are invited to come
and learn something new with
us. 542-9438 Eleanora
Orlando
"Cinderella" To

Be Presented At

LCCC
Like City Community
College (LCCC) summer
musical theatre production,
"Cinderella" by Richard
Rodgers and Oscar
Hammerstein II consists of
over 50 actors and musicians
including children, middle


school and high school age
actors, LCCC students and


Dixon And

Edmonds

Family Reunion
Attention all Dixons and
Edmonds, Sunday, July 1st,
1:00 pm at the Trail Riders
Club in Cross City, please
come out to fellowship with
us. Please bring pictures and
records to help make
connections with loved ones,
also please bring covered main
dish and a side dish of
vegetables, salad or dessert.
Thank you. RSVP (352)
542-8757 After 5:00 p.m.
Hope to see everyone there!
(And please don't forget the
pictures!!!)

Osteen Family

Reunion Set
The Osteen Family
Reunion will be held Saturday
June 30th, 2007 at the 1st
District Community Center.
Lunch will be served at 12:30
p.m. Bring your favorite
covered dish.
Ida Goodson

Family Reunion
The Ida Goodson Family
Reunion will be held on
Saturday, July 7, 2007 at 11:00
a.m. at the Dixie County Trail
Riders Club. Bring the food of
your choice your drinks, and
friends. See you there.
Corbin Family

Reunion To Be

Held June 23rd
The descendants of Tom
and Mamie Corbin will have a
family reunion on Saturday,
June 23, 2007, at Hart Springs
in pavilion B from 10:00 a.m.
to ? All relatives and friends
are invited to attend and bring
a picnic lunch to be spread and
enjoyed at 12:30.

OTES Cub

Calendar
General InformatioIm
FCAT 4th and 5"' Student
Reports are available in office
Stanford kindergarten student
reports are available in office
Registration of new students
daily in the guidance office
Old Town Summer Office
Schedule is as follows, starting
June 4th through August 9th,
Monday through Thursday,
from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Summer Calendar
June 4th July 12th is
summer camp. June 25h -
June 28th is preschool
registration. August 14th is the
first day back for teachers.
August 16"' is meet your
teacher night from 5:00 p.m. to
7:00 p.m. August 20th is the
first day back to school for
students (1/2 day)

UCS Selling

Doughnuts As

A Fundraiser

For New

Computer
How about some good
fresh Krispy Kreme glazed
doughnuts? United Christian
Services will be selling these
for delivery on June 22nd fresh
from the bakery.
A dozen of these delicious
doughnuts will only cost
$5.00. Tickets are available at
United Christian Services
office and at Langston
Insurance Agency, Inc, or from
any officer or director of UCS.
You may choose to pick
these up at the UCS building
on the morning of June 22d or
we will deliver (in the Cross
City area) that morning.
To get your tickets or for
more information call 498-
5702 from 9:00 am 1:00 PM
weekdays. We are in need of a
new computer system so that
we can upgrade our database to
better serve the needy in Dixie


County. Thank you for
helping the needy.


Suwannee
Audubon Sponsors
Field Trip
Suwannee Audubon's next
field trip is Saturday, June 23rd
9-9:30 a.m. starting from
Steinhatchee Falls. The entire
trip will take about three hours
and concentrates on the Taylor
lower coast.
The field trip is open to
members and the public alike.
The starting point, the falls, is
off of SR 51 about two miles
south of the intersection of US
19-98 and SR 51, a geographic
spot known as Tennille.
Participants will first
experience the only significant
waterfall in the Dixie-Taylor
area and then head for
Steinhatchee. Exploratory
stops will be made at Hagens
Cove, Keaton Beach and
Boggy Bay. Focus of the field
trip is on building appreciation
for coastal natural features by
experiencing their uniqueness,
purpose and beauty.
For further information,
call Suwannee Audubon at
352-542-9542.

Focus On The
Future Holds
Free Classes And
Workshops
Attention homemakers, you
can develop self-sufficiency
and confidence, learn job
search and interview skills,
create a master application and
resume, and gain basic
computer skills. Finding
supportive friends is a plus.
Special topic workshops are
also offered covering health,
legal and employer issues.
The free classes and
workshops are offered
monthly. The next classes
start July 9"'. If you are 35
years or older and have lost
financial support, our program
can help you make the
transition into the job market.
Contact the Displaced
Homemaker Program at Santa
Fe Community College at
(352) 395-5047 to make an
intake screening appointment.
The time to try is now.

DCHS JV
Cheerleaders Car
Wash And Bake
Sale
The DCHS JV
Cheerleaders will be holding a
car wash and bake sale on
Friday, June 29th, starting a
10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. It
will be held in the parking lot
next to Hill and Cobb
Insurance, in front of the
courthouse. Bring your
vehicle and have it washed for
the weekend, and support the
cheerleaders. The money
raised will help the girls go tot
camp in Panama City as well
as camp gear and uniforms.


2006-2007
Dixie District Schools
Summer Food Service Program
(Free to all children age 18 years old and younger)
June 4"' through July 27th, (Not Serving on July 4, 5, or 6)
Meal must be consumed on site
1) Anderson Elementary School: 815 SE Hwy 351, Cross City,,
Breakfast: 7:30a.m.- 8:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
2) Cross City Park: Cedar St. behind Court House, Cross City
Lunch: 12:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
3) Peppers Park: Hwy 19 N. Oliver St., Cross City
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
4) Gulf Wind Trailer Park: Hwy 19 S. to 60 SE 411 St. Trailer #5
(between Cross City & Old Town)
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
5) Dixie School Board Facility: 823 SE Hwy 349, Old Town
Lunch: 11:45 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
6) Wanda Lee's Picnic Table: 192 SE 275 St, Cross City
Lunch: 11:15 a.m. 12:00 noon
7) Goronto Springs: Hwy 353 N. Old Town
Lunch: 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
Bible Schools
3) Old Town Methodist Church: Hwy 19 South Old Town
(June 18-22 only) Supper 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
4) Lydia Baptist Church: Hwy 19 North Cross City
(June 25-29 only) Lunch 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
5) Cross City Methodist: Hwy 19 N Barber Ave, Cross City
(June 25-29 only) Supper 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
6) Faith Baptist Church: 116 SE 146 Ave (55A) Old Town
(June 25-28 only) Supper 6:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. ;.
7) Central Baptist Church: Hwy 351 S & Camp Street, Cross jiiv
(July 9-13 only) Supper 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Suwannee River Economic

Council Election To Be Held
The Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. will hold an
election for a Dixie County Representative of the poor. The
representative need not be poor, but must be chosen in a mannerlto
insure that they represent the poor. To be elected, an individual
must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of Dixie County.
Individuals interested in having. their names placed on the ballot
should contact Deanna Land at 352-498-5018 no later than June
22, 2007.
The election will be held the week of July 2, 2007, in the
Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc.'s (SREC) office located
at: 357 SE 22nd Avenue, Cross City, Florida 32628. Listed below
are the general duties of SREC, Inc. Board Members:
1. Sets major organizational, personnel, fiscal, and program
policies. 2. Determines overall program plans and priorities and
evaluation of performance. 3. Final approval of all program
proposals. 4. Enforcement of compliance with all conditions of
State, Federal, and Local grants.


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007


"STURGEON"contd. from page 1
As if its sheer size-Gulf sturgeon can grow to be eight feet
long and weigh 200 pounds-wouldn't be enough to cause quite an
impact with an unsuspecting boater, Gulf sturgeon are also covered
with razor sharp plates called scutes. Add velocity to that mix-
boaters traveling at high speed, and the fish jumping out of the
water so fast that you usually never see them but hear only the loud
"smack" on the water's surface-you've got a combination that
could potentially cause serious damage.
As Hamlin described the impact, "It's as if you were riding a
motorcycle at 35 mph and someone threw a 100-pound concrete
block in your face."
In April this year, a leaping Gulf sturgeon severely injured a
50-year-old woman from St. Petersburg who was boating on the
Suwannee River. She suffered a ruptured spleen and had three
fingers reattached by surgeons, but she lost her left pinkie finger
and a tooth.
One of last year's victims remained in a coma for two weeks
and suffered multiple facial injuries requiring extensive
reconstructive surgery after being hit by a high-jumping Gulf
sturgeon.
Unfortunately, there's not much people can do to avoid these
freak accidents, but traveling at a slow speed on the river and being
aware that sturgeon are jumping and will be jumping until the end
of breeding season, which is early fall, will help reduce boaters'
chances of being injured, Parker said.
"Some people don't take it seriously," she said. "People always
call us laughing about the signs at the boat ramps warning them,
but it's no laughing matter."
Accentuators Red Hat News


Front Row I to r: Savannah Harding, Breanna Kirby, Cameron
Eubanks, and Marilyn Surrels Second Row I to r: Robin Bickel,
Debbie Sween, Queen Mother-Jane Moherek, Mary Krammer,
Pam Mantlo, Hazel Vick, Margie Barto, Fran Pemberton, Third
row-Joan Herrera, Teresa Lett, and Karen Gilbert Not Pictured
Margo Polk and Linda Dilley
The Red Hat Club, The Accentuators met at The Brick House
in Old Town, Wednesday June 13th. The groups theme for the day
was bring your grandchild day. Three grandchildren were present
Savanna Harding, Breanna Kirby, and Cameron Eubanks. We all
had great food and a good time.

Expo To Be Held
Saturday, June 23d from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Tri
County Health And Safety Expo will be held at the Chiefland High
School Football Field, 808 N. Main, Chiefland, Florida 32626
We are very excited about this event and the surrounding
communities' willingness to be involved. The response to this
event by local businesses and organizations has been outstanding.
There will be live music and events for all ages, so bring the
whole family.
SSafety & Health areas covered are Fire, Bicycle, Swimming
Pool, ATV & Water Craft, Gun, Child ID, Car Seat, Free Health
Screening, Local, County, State Law Enforcement, Local Health
agencies, Clean Water Education, Animal Education, & Child
-Health.
Thanks to the Florida Highway Patrol, they will provide a
Rollover Simulator to stress the importance of seat belts in car
crashes and DUI Vision Goggles to stress the dangers of drinking
and driving. Progress Energy will have a 24 ft trailer Livewire
presentation (at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.)
The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles /
Division of Driver Licenses will have the Florida Licensing On
Wheels FLOWmobile on site to issue ID cards and other driver
services during the event. Children 5 years old and older issued ID
cards must bring a certified copy of their Birth Certificate, and a
Social Security Card.


Driving Classes
12 Hour Advanced Court Appointed
8 Hour Advanced Court Appointed
4 Hours Basic Driver improvement
4 Hours First Time Driver (Teen)
Oneline 6 VHS/DVD Courses


Court Ordered Courses
Divorce Course
Anger Management
Oneline


(352) 498-3900 (local Cross City
Office) Barber Ave.


'If you don't have a computer we
provide one for you!

www.DrivingSafetylnstitute.com
OR
www.ClassesOnThe Net.com


PH. 498-3900 CALL US TODAY!
We Can Help!


Ray's Sawmill
Hunting Club
To Hold Annual
Meeting and Dinner
Ray's Sawmill Hunting
Club will be holding it's
Annual meeting and Dinner
Saturday, June 23 at the First
District Community Center.
Voting for board members will
be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00
p.m. with the Dinner being
held at 4:00 p.m. Members are
invited to come and bring a
dessert. Come socialize, cast
your vote and enjoy a great
dinner!

Camp To Be
Held
The 2007 Cross City
Development Basketball Camp
will be July 9-12, 8AM 12
Noon. The camp is for girls
and boys ages 7-15 and will be
held in the DCHS gym. The
cost is $50.00 per camper.
Please pick up an application
from Fred Brown at Foodland
and return it completed with
the money. Money and
application will be accepted
the first day of camp, but for
organizational and ordering
purposes please try to turn the
money and application in
ASAP.
For more information please
call Fred Brown at (352) 356-
7368 or (352) 498-3479.
Winning may not be
everything, but losing has
little to recommend it.
-Dianne Feinstein


Dinner To Benefit Dalton
Long (Student Rodeo Athlete)
Friends and family of Dalton Long will be hosting a Dinner .
on Friday, June 22, 2007 at the Cross City Park. Dalton will be
traveling to Gallup, New Mexico from July 2 thru 7 to
compete in the 3rd Annual Wrangler Junior High Finals Rodeo ,
(WJHFR). The event will feature more than 900 contestants
from 44 states, Canadian Providences and Australia. The
WJHFR is the world's largest junior high rodeo.
In addition to competing for more than $75,000 in prizes,
WJHFR contestants will also be vying for more than $50,000
in college scholarships and the chance to be named the
(WJHFR) National Champion.
All proceeds will benefit Dalton's trip as he goes to .,, '
represent Dixie County on the Florida State Wrangler rodeo .'"'
team. He will be competing in the Boy's Breakaway Roping
and Team Roping events. Dalton Long
The dinners will be served starting at 11:00 a.m. and the menu will consist of BBQ Chicken,
Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Dinner Roll and Dessert. A $5.00 donation will be accepted for each
dinner.
State Fire Marshal And CFO Sink Appoints New Fire Chief
To The Bureau Of Fire And Arson Investigations


TALLAHASSEE Florida Chief Financial
Officer and State Fire Marshal Alex Sink today
announced the appointment of Dan Spillman as
Chief of the Bureau of Fire and Arson
Investigations. As Bureau Chief, Spillman will
oversee 105 sworn fire and arson investigators
within the Division of State Fire Marshal.

"I am so pleased to announce Dan Spillman
will join the Bureau of Fire and Arson
Investigations," said CFO Sink. "I know his
vast experience investigating arson will serve
the Bureau and the people of Florida well."

Chief Spillman has been actively involved in
all facets of Florida's fire and emergency
services for over 32 years. Most recently, Chief
Spillman was the Public Safety Director for
Taylor County. Prior to that, he was with the


City of Tallahassee Fire Department for over 22
years where he retired as Deputy Chief. He has
over 20 years experience in fire scene
investigations and holds a bachelor's degree in
Fire Science and Safety as well as an
associate's degree in Fire and Arson
Investigation.
In addition to Chief Spillman's law
enforcement experience in arson, he has served
as a Reserve Deputy for the Leon County
Sheriffs Office and as a member of the FDLE-
North Special Operations Team.
In addition to conducting investigations, the
Bureau takes a proactive approach toward the
suppression of arson in the state. These efforts
are coordinated through sponsoring numerous
seminars which provide state-of-the-art
investigative training techniques to people from
various agencies and municipalities.


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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER

Horseshoe Beach Utilities Has Levels of Disinfection By-Products Above Drinking Water Standards

What happened?

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 correction this situation.

We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Testing results we received from samples taken April 4, 2007 show that
our system exceeds the standards, or maximum contaminatnt levels (MCL), for Disinfection By-Products (DBPs), which includes Total
Trihalomethanes (TTHMs) and Haloacetic Acids [five] (HAA5s). The standard for TTHMs is 80 micrograms per lliter (ug/L), and the average
level of TTHMs over the last yeqr was 418 ug/L. The standard ofr HAA5s is 60 ug/L, the average level of HAA5s over the last year was 373 ug/
L.

What should I do?
Recent research results suggest a possible connection between high levels of DPBs and pregnancy problems. Therefore, women of childbearing age
may wish to seek alternative water sources. Any customers who are concerned about their exposure to DPBs can choose alternative sources. Any
customers who are concerned about their exposure to DBPs can choose alternative sources of wate rfor ingestion, such as commercial bottled water
or water treated by an appropriate home water treatment device, until we correct the problem. Appropriate home water treatment devices are those
certified by NSF for reducing DBPs in drinking water:
Some people who drink water containing TTHMs 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 HAA5s 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 DBPs levels: The Water Treatment Plant is waiting on the design modifications to be approved by the
Department of Environmental Protection. The design modifications are based on pilot studies, trial runs & testing that were conducted over the past
two years.
We anticipate resolving the problem within this time frame: 12 months.
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Lydia Baptist

Church News
Father's Day at Lydia was
lavishly filled with the Holy Spirit
as we honored all the fathers in
our congregation.
Our own Lydia Quartet treated
us to an inspiring song with
beautiful piano accompaniment by
Michelle.
Ms. Elaine Hines showed
children's church the "power of
one" and how just one kind word
can cheer someone; just one
prayer can help someone; just one
song can give glory to the Lord;
just one person striving to be
Christ-like does make a
difference!
Brother Wayne Allen's
message from Deuteronomy 6:6-9
expounded the hugh responsibility
fathers carry. But if we love God
and teach our children to do the
same, everything will fall into
place. Children learn by our
example, so if we live according
to God's laws, our children will
carry that teaching as they go out
into the world. Children's beliefs
are molded at home, so if your
home is a refuge of Godly
behavior, it will rub off on your
children. Even if they go astray,
they will eventually come back to
God's Word. If we live a
Christian life in a Christian home,
our children will learn to conduct
themselves in a Christian way out
in the world, just as God is always
available for us. We must always
be available for our children.
Undesirable influences from the
world can be overridden if the
parents and the home-life show
the way.
Please join us for our fish fry
on Wednesday, June 20th at 7:00
p.m. We'll have loads of mullet,
swamp cabbage and many
delicious fixins! Bring your
family and friends!
Don't forget our Vacation
Bible School begins June 25th!
Remember, at Lydia,
everybody is somebody and Christ
is everything!
The Word Made Flesh
The Name Of The Beast
Continued from last week. I
want you to listen very closely to
our words as we reveal the name
of the Beast. Coming in the
NAME OF THE BEAST is one of
the greatest mysteries the Holy
scriptures contain. We must find
out where his mane came from
and where he gets the power in his
name. There was never a name
given to natural man (born of
woman) that could fulfill the
MARK, NUMBER and NAME of
the BEAST until the days of
JESUS CHRIST on EARTH. In
the NAME of JESUS CHRIST.
Everything was to be fulfilled
from the beginning until now.
Jesus Christ knew many would
come using His name and deceive
many. He knew this would create
antichrist spirits in the earth
(people). Jesus said there would
"arise false christs, and false
prophets and shall shew great
signs and wonders; insomuch that
if it were possible they shall
deceive the very elect. We have
this in ministry form today. He
said not to follow after them(read
St. Matthew 24:5, 23, 24 and 26).
THE NAME of JESUS CHRIST
has stirred the human race more
than any name ever will. In fact, it
is through the NAME JESUS
CHRIST the Beast works in the
human race today. This is not a
natural man appearing with a ray
gun of some kind to shoot a ray
with a mark in it to put you under
the Beast. The devil is much more
SUBTLE than this. When the
TRUE CHILDREN OF GOD in
our DAY take their stand against
the devil and the way he is using
JESUS' NAME to further the
hundreds of names he is using in
his religious system, they will be
hated like the TRUE CHURCH as
hated in the former reign. THE
APOSTLE PAUL called the devil
"THE GOD OF THIS WORLD."
He said this god had blinded the
minds of them which believe not,
lest the LIGHT of the GLORIOUS
GOSPEL OF "CHRIST," who is
the IMAGE OF GOD, should


DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007


Central Baptist

Church News
Wednesday evening services
were focused on continuation of
the "Purpose Driven Life", a very
interactive study, with Brother
David teaching it. Some notes I
took may give you insight to what
types of discussion take place
with-in the lesson. "Life is a but a
vapor, so make your move now
and start living for the Lord!",
"The way you see your life,
shapes your life", and "life on
earth is a test..." Don't miss this
exciting study! Bible Study is
Wednesday evening beginning at
7:00 p.m.
Vacation Bible School has
been set at Central for July 9th -
July 13th. As usual, VBS will be
filled with learning, games, crafts,
and more! Don't deny your child's
fun, in learning about God's plan
and love! The times are 6:00 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m. each night.
Sunday services were a special
Father's day service. Mrs. Minnie
Ann Robson gave a special
presentation to Fathers, with a
book titled "A Wink From Gocd".
Fathers in the following categories


were presented these special
books: oldest, youngest, father
with the most children, and the
newest father! The sermon, was
presented by brother David,
coming from Luke 1:17, as he
stressed the importance of being a
father and his roles and
responsibilities of leading their
children to Christ. Fathers are the
ordained heads of the house-holds
and should be spiritual examples
to their children.
Next Sunday night after
services there is a monthly social
for birthdays and we will also be
hosting a baby shower for the
newest member of our church...
Baby Shepard. Gary and
Samantha Shepards newest
addition. We are happy and
excited for them!
Central is hosting the
community Gospel Sing again this
month. The sing will begin at
6:00 p.m. June 23. Be sure and
mark your calendar. Last month
we had a large turnout, with many
talented singers. Everyone is
welcome to come!
As always we are proud and
excited to see visitors at Central
Baptist, come and see what all of
the e.Cilemcnl i', .bLutl -


New Prospect

Baptist Church

News
Thank God for all His
wonderful blessings! It was good
to be in church again Sunday, on
Father's Day. Our choir sounded
especially good, praising and
honoring our Heavenly Father on
high through the medium of song.
Bro. Billy then did a fine job of
delivering a most timely and
father-oriented message from
God's Word to a full house,
choosing his text from Genesis
12:1-3.
Our monthly Fellowship
Supper is scheduled for
Wednesday evening, June 20th, at
7:00 p.m. Then, on Saturday, June
23rd, we will have our Vacation
Bible School Kick-off at 5:00 p.m.
at NPBC. Our VBS will be held
June 24th-June 29th, 6 p.m. 9
p.m. The theme this year is
entitled "GAME DAY
CENTRAL"...please join us for
this very worthwhile time of
learning for the Lord!
It was good to have visitors
again Sunday, and we welcome


you and all others to come and
worship with us anytime. The
need for prayer remains great in
our community, our nation, and
the world. Please be diligent in
praying for those on our area
churches' prayer lists,
our President and other leaders,
and the people who serve in the
armed forces of our nation. Have
a good week, and may God bless
and keep you safe!



VBS At Old

Town Church

Of Christ

"Heroes of the Bible", will
be the theme for Vacation
Bible School held at the Old
Town Church of Christ. Dates
for this event are Monday,
June 25th Thursday, June
28th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30
p.m. nightly. Classes for all
ages 2 years to adult! No food,
only food for the soul! We are
located behind Banker's Title
Services, U.S. 19 in Old Town.


VBS Announced-

At McCall's

Chapel
We will be lifting off, to
new adventures at MdCa hs
Chapel on Monday June 25th at
6:00 p.m. and for each evening
thereafter until Friday June
29th.
Around 6:00 p.m. is
usually a meal-time around
most homes, so we start each
evening with a light meal,
followed by a time of Biblical
learning, and games,, and
crafts.
Our staff is looking
forward to meeting all the new
folks in the community, .,as
well as having a time to grow
with our regulars. :
McCall's Chapel is located
eight miles south of the
intersection of US 27 and 3,49,
just a mile north of thp Dixie
County line, or about 10 miles
from Bell. Get your flight
suits out and come soar with
us. Questions, or directions
call Pastor Taylor at 386-935-
0595.


shine unto them. (Read 2
Corinthians 4:4) Santa slips into
the heart and mind of the believer,
he teaches them his visions, his
blasphemies, until they follow
after his vision of lies rather than
the TRUE VISION OF THE
LORD JESUS CHRIST. Many of
these actually think they are
worshipping Jesus Christ, but in
- TRUTH, they really don't know
Him. Satan the creator of the
* Beast, put the name of Jesus
. Christ under his feet to keep you
under the carnal mind of religious
* leaders that won't accept the
TRUTH. These tutors and
governors walk after the FLESH
and not after the SPIRIT.
Continued next week.








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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007


[ObitltarieS


Benny Cleveland Davis
Benny Cleveland Davis of Old Town passed away peacefully,
Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at his home. Benny was born in Old
Town on May 28, 1943 to R.L. and Laura Davis, he was 64 years
old.
He is survived by his wife, Sherron Kaye Davis; sons, Bennie
Davis of Hartford, AL, Danny Boettner of Old Town, Chris Davis
of Old Town, Robert Davis of Hartford, AL, Robert Boettner of
Tennessee and William Boettner of Anderson, MO; daughters,
Jena Criss of Cross City and Karen Clark of Old Town; god-
daughter, Wendy Hinton; god-son, Lester Carter; brothers. Jessie
Davis of Jena, Ed Davis of Old Town, Lewis Davis of Old Town
and Jr. Davis of Old Town; sisters, Wanda Welch of Cumming,
GA, Faye Lamb of Cross City and Vertie Palmer of Coleman, FL;
20 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Sunday, June 17, 2007 at 2:00
p.m. at the Praise Christian Church in Old Town with Reverend
Cecil Hysmith officiating.
Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home, US Hwy 19, Cross City, Florida 352-498-5400.
First Baptist Church Of Steinhatchee News
OK, this is it! You might have missed it! Are you excited? Well get
ready for "The Rescue Zone Vacation Bible School news! God was
working in the lives of our younger generation. This years VBS was a
huge success! We had an average attendance each night of 47-50. We
had 6 special people surrendered their lives to the Lord!!! Each
person came as they are...... right now and God will do the rest! They
were saved by God's Power! Each and every one of them, have now
entered the "The Rescue Zone". He will shape and mold them and help
them, as the walk down their pathway of life. We had about 35 of our
church members and helpers that gave of their time, love, energy and
guidance each night! Our director was Karlene Marchant. The music was
lead by Jennifer Ellison and Leon Holden. the 2-3 year old class was
taught by Sarah Holden and Yvette Cooper. Chelsa Corbin had ages 4yrs
K. Tiffany Morrow worked with the 1st and 2nd graders. The 3rd and
4th grade class was taught by Ruby Corbin! Ami Reed worked with our
5th and 6th grade class. Working with the arts and crafts were Marcia
Bratcher, Kyle Welsh and Brittany Jones. Serving our food and snacks
each night were Misty Evans, Tina Mitchell,Yavonda Lincoln and Craig
Mitchell. All of our youth pitched in to do any job God called then to do!
They did the puppet show, which was terrific! They helped in the classes
or the kitchen, out in the gym, just all facets of the VBS! Driving the van
and bus were Butch Tumlin, Kenny Morrow, Libby Gray and Shelby
Morrow. We say thank you, thank you.... to everyone! Without all of you,
our VBS would not be such a fun time in The Lord .... for all!
We honored and remembered our father's on Sunday at church. It is
good that we have a day like this for sharing precious, happy memories of
our dads we have loved and lost, as well those dads, grand-dads or great
grand-dads that we can love and honor while we still have them her on this
earth! We celebrated by giving out some "guy stuff', you know...fishing
rods, Tumlintackle box, magi Light, igloo cooler, filet knives gas can,
bait bucket, spotlight! The winners were, two of Dixie and Brenda
Southerland 's relatives, Marshal Bennett and Paul Bennett. A father and
son, guest, Benny Corbin, Phil Bratcher, Bear Berg, Dixie Southerland,
Grady Hires, Wes Lincoln, Butch and Lawrence Coleman! We' were
blessed with two special songs, one each service by Timothy Holden and
Donnie Morrow and Jennifer Ellison at the piano!
Also during our evening service we had Pastor Jason Thomas and his
wife Ellen, missionaries in Mexico. They shared a video on their work
building churches and reaching out to our Hispanic friends in Mexico!
We enjoyed a puppet show too! Our behind the scene crew consisted of
Tiffany Morrow, Chris Holden, Shelby Morrow, and Libby Gray! It was
super-great!
We had one birthday this week, Brenda Southerland was..."aged to
perfection!" Last week, Grady and Freddie Hires were married 35 years
and Rodney Davis had a birthday too! Our love and prayers go out to
Jesse and Shirley Davis in the loss of Jesse's brother. Benny Davis! We
are sending lots of love, hugs and smiles to all!

Wind Of The Spirit Church News
Praise the Lord for he is great and his Mercy endures forever. Have
you ever questioned why am I here? Or what is my purpose? Well the
Word of God tells us in I Peter 2:9 that we are a chosen generation a royal
priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that we are to, show forth the
praises of Him who hath called us out of the darkness into his marvelous
light.
That we are to study to show ourselves approved unto God, a
workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of
truth, because in his last days perilous times shall come. In 2 Tim 3:2-5 I
believe is describing this: Men shall be lovers of their own selves,
covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false
accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors,
heady high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God. Having
a form of Godliness but denying the power thereof. Does this sound like
today to you? Where do we fit in? Ask yourself How long before the
Lord's return? Where do I stand with the Lord?
Until next week, remember Jesus loves you and so do we at Wind of
the Spirit.

Community Gospel Sing To Be Held
Central Baptist Church in Cross City on Horseshoe Road is hosting
the Community Gospel Sing this month again. Last month was such a
wonderful time with so many talented local singers and musicians. Don't
miss it this month. Saturday evening June 23 beginning at 6:00 p.m. For
questions contact Barbara Downing at 498-6028.

Behold The Tabernacle Of God
Heaven And Hell Rev. 21:3
Continued from last week. Afterwards I conversed with those angels
on the wonderful phenomena which exist from the influx of the spiritual
world into the natural; particularly on the subject of caterpillars during
their change into butterflies, also on bees and drones, silk-worms, and
likewise spiders; informing them, that the inhabitants of the earth ascribe
such phenomena to the sun's light and heat, and consequently to nature,
and what had often surprised me, they confirmed themselves by these
things in favor of nature and by such confirmation bring sleep and death
over their minds, and become atheists. After this I related to them some
extraordinary particulars respecting vegetables, how all of them
successively grow in a regular process from their seed, even to the
production of new seeds, just as if the earth knew how to dispose and


accommodate her elements to the prolific principle of the seed, and from
thence to bring forth a bud, dilate that into a stem, and from the stem to
emit branches, and clothe these with leaves and afterwards adorn them
with flowers, and from the interiors of the flowers to form the initiament
of fruits, then bring them to perfection, and by means of these, in order to
continue the kind, to produce new seeds as new offspring. These
wonderful phenomena however as they are continually observed, and
return at stated seasons, and so became familiar, customary, and common,
are not regarded by making on earth as wonders, but as mere effects of
nature; the only reason for which is, that they are ignorant of the existence
of a spiritual world, operating from within, and acting on all and every
thing in the world of nature, and on its earth just as the human mind
operates and act upon the senses and motions of the body, and that all the
parts of nature are but as coats, sheaths, and clothing, which encompass
spiritual things, and proximately produce effects corresponding to the end
intended by God the Creator. Love you, continued next week.


In Loving Memory of
Joe Wess Bell, Sr.
September 12, 1932 June 26, 1994
It's been thirteen loin years since you yasse away and still
now we can we keey from missl you each and every day.
we cherish your memory in our hearts and t lves us
the strength to lo on, it will never be the same
as when you were here, but we can sense youryresence
around us at times.
You wfl always be In our thoughts and in our lives,
you will never be forgotten.
Loving YOU Always
Your Family



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***
Happiness is the cheap-
est thing in the
world...when we buy it
for someone else.
-Paul Flemming



Faith Baptist
Church News
Today was a beautiful
Father's Day at Faith. We are so
proud of all the fathers and their
faithfulness to God. Our church is
so blessed to have so many
dedicated men. We thank God for
them.
Our Vacation Bible School
starts next Sunday night and goes
through the 28th, beginning at
6:00 p.m. and going until 8:30
p.m. nightly. There will be classes
for all ages, so come out and take
part in this time of Bible learning.
Invite someone to come with you.
God will bless you for it.
Next Saturday night is the
community sing at Central Baptist
Church in Cross City. If you want
to sing, contact Bro. Kacie so he
can tell them how many from
Faith will be singing. You can
reach him at 542-9820 or 352-
215-3309. The sing will begin at
6:00 p.m. and last until everyone
has had a chance to sing. If you
missed the one last month, which
was also at Central, you truly
missed a blessing and a great time
of fellowship. Plan to attend this
one if at all possible.
Remember this week to
pray for the lost, the sick, the
bereaved and especially
the unconcerned. Invite a friend,
neighbor or co-worker to come to
church with you next Sunday. It
may be just the invitation they're
waiting on. Until we meet again,
our prayers are with you and we at
Faith love you and care about
you. May God keep you safe,
healthy and happy this week.


Please study
The Plan of
SALVATION
Hebrews 5:9, 11:6,
John 14:6, Romans 1:16, Acts4:12,
1 Corinthians 15:1-4,
Romans 10: 9-10,
Matthew 10: 32-33,
Matthew 28: 18-19,
Romans 6: 3-7, John 3: 1-5,
Acts 2: 36:41, Acts 8:30-39,
Mark 16: 15-16, 1 Peter 3:21,
Colossians 2: 11-13, 1:13-14,
Galatians 1:6-9, 2 Thesselonians
1:7-9, Hebrews 4:12,
John 12: 48, 2 Corinthians 5:10,
Romans 16:16

We love you and
ask that you pass
this on. God Will
Bless You!


To carry a grudge is like
being stung to death by
one bee.
-William H. Walton
***


Daddy
If only I coudturn around,
Andbe backhome again,
Secure within my daddy's arms
Andlose that hurtfulpain.
If only I couldturn 6acktime,
Backto my childhooddays;
I'dmakf some changes in my fife
In, oh so many ways.
I'dease the pain in my dad
I causedalong the way,
To eliminate the way I made himfeel mad;
9Maybe then he wouldhave stayed
TPlease, understand I'm not unhappy
TFor that which Godhas given;
But see it as a path that Ipersonafly
Wouldnot have taikn.
Don't take me wrong, I'Thave you know
'The fife I live today,
Is not a life I wouldgive up,
Even during those not so great days
It's just that I miss him unconditionally
Throughout these specialtimes,
I know I have a specialplace, in his heart,
)Andhe in mine.
But when I turn around
so proud of something I have done,
I realze he's not there,
to see how far 'vefinaffy come.
,Although some day a knight may
come to swoop me off my feet,
I know deep down inside of me
Wo matter who ends up in his seat,
I wiffalways know that my daddy Coves me!
Hfe wiffalways have a specialplace,
Deep down inside of me,
Where I can store those thoughts of him,
The ones that you can't even see
lThe most precious treasure I'lever have,
Is the knowlede of his Cove.
The great andeverlasting &ove
HTe wifalways have for me.
NVo matter what it is that comes between us
I wiffalways know he's with me
in the only way that matters
Yfe's right here inside my heart,
Where he wif always 6e.
apply Fatfer's 'Day
Jiffian Paulk
a"our Ba6y Girl


in Loving Mem,
September 15, 1960 -June 4, 2007


... of a wonderfulFather, Jusbande&

Friend. Steve hadmanyfinds, and

woutdmake ajoke out of everything.

Thfanks to al ofhiisfriends andfamily

mem6ersfor the hiep over the pastfew

weeks. Hfe wouldfiave greatly

appreciatedit.

Thanks again,

T'he Moore Family








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Proposed Interim Policy Wi
To Move Tortoises, Not Ent
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) commissioners will
consider a proposalthat, if approved, will put an
end to entombing gopher tortoises on
development sites and require developers to
move those in harm's way to designated
relocation areas.

The commissioners will review the FWC
staff-proposed policy at their meeting June 13-
14 in Melbourne. The public is encouraged to
attend and comment on the proposal.

The interim policy will affect developers
who apply to the FWC after July 30 for permits
to take gopher tortoises. It will also pertain to
developers who apply for permits on or before
July 30, but whose applications are not
complete by that date.
If approved by commissioners, the interim
take policy will remain in effect until the FWC
can implement a new permitting process


detailed in the gopher tortoise
plan.

Dove Club
Permits Go On
Sale July 1
Seven special-opportunity
dove fields will be open to the
public this season through the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission's
special-opportunity dove hunt
program.
Beginning at 10 a.m. (EDT)
July 1, sportsmen can purchase
Dove Club permits at any
county tax collector's office,
authorized license agent,
online at MyFWC.com/dove or
by calling toll-free 1-888-
HUNT-FLORIDA (486-8356).
The deadline to purchase
permits is 11:59 p.m. (EDT)
Sept. 9.
Dove Club permits are
available on a first-come, first-
served basis and allow one
adult and one youth (under age
16) to participate in all
scheduled hunts for a
designated dove field (up to
eight days). These Saturday
half-day hunts cost $150 and
enable both the permit holder
and youth to take a daily bag
limit of birds.
Dove hunting opportunities
are in high demand, and these
special hunts offer the perfect
setting for friends and family
to hunt together in a social
atmosphere. Hunters who
purchase the annual permits
save more than half the cost of
regular daily permits for-the
season.
The seven special-
opportunity dove fields are:
Schneider Farms PSGHA
(Escambia County), Caravelle
Ranch (Putnam County),
Dexter/Mary Farms Unit
(Volusia County), Hilochee
(Lake County), Allapattah
Flats PSGHA (Martin County),
Fussell Farm PSGHA (Polk
County) and Frog Pond
(Miami-Dade County).
Daily dove permits also are
available for $35. These daily
permits enable one adult and
one youth (under age 16) to
hunt together on one half- day
hunt but allows only one bag
limit of birds between the two
hunters.
' Additionally, there is an
option to buy a $10 youth
permit at the same time a daily
dove permit is purchased. The
youth permit allows the youth
to harvest his own daily bag
limit of birds, while hunting
under the supervision of the
adult daily dove permit holder.
The daily dove permits and
youth permits go on sale 10
a.m. (EDT) Sept. 17, and they
are transferable.
Interested hunters should
purchase permits early,
because demand for these
hunts often exceeds their
availability. For more
information on these great
dove hunting opportunities,
visit MyFWC.com/dove.

Men's Softball
Tournament To

Be Held June 30
, A Men's Softball
tournament will be held on
June 30, 2007 in Cross City.
The entry fee is $125.00 and
tie rules being after 5
l)omeruns they count as a
single and ASA 47 core balls
will be used.
Call John Thomas at (352)
949-0718 for additional
information.


management

NOTICE


11 Require Developers
omb Them
That process is based on protecting gopher
tortoise habitat through conservation easements,
and managing gopher tortoise habitat to make
the number of tortoises that can live and
reproduce there as high as possible. It also
includes responsibly relocating tortoises to
habitat that will ensure their population survives
long term, and protects individual gopher
tortoises by requiring they be moved away from
construction and development.
The draft gopher tortoise management plan is
in its second public comment period.
Commissioners will review the plan at their
meeting next week and hold the final public
hearing at their September meeting in St.
Petersburg.
"In the meantime, the interim policy is
needed to reduce gopher tortoise mortality on
development sites while we progressively
implement the permitting process proposed in
the gopher tortoise management plan," said
Greg Holder, regional director for the FWC's
Southwest Region.


The Dixie Soil! and Water Conservation District Board will
hold their regular scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, July
10, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Cypress Inn
Restaurant in Cross City, Florida..
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board
with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she
will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose,
he or 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.
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Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special
accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact
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seven (7) days prior to the proceeding at (352)486-5217, Bronson,
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NOTICE OF ZONING CHANGE
The Board of County Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida proposes to
amend the Dixie County Land Development Regulations, as amended,
hereinafter referred to as the Land Development Regulations, within the area
shown on the map below, as follows:
LDR 06-7, an application by the Board of County Commissioners, to amend the
text of the Land Development Regulations by amending Section 4.6.5, entitled
Special Exceptions, adding Travel Trailer Parks, as a Special Exception, in
Residential (Mixed) Single Family/Mobile Home Zoning Districts (RSF/MH-
1, RSF/MH-2 and RSF/MH-3); requiring travel trailer parks to have access to
the community potable water and sanitary sewer system, and requiring travel
trailer parks to be in conformance with the minimum landscape buffer
requirements in Section 4.18.
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The first of two public hearings on the amendment and to consider on first
reading an ordinance adopting said amendment will be held on July 5, 2007 at
10:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard in the Board of
County Commissioners Meeting Room, County Courthouse, located at 401
North Cedar Street, Cross City, Florida. The title of said ordinance shall read,
as follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE TEXT
OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS OF DIXIE COUNTY, AS
AMENDED; PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, LDR 07-1, BY THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING
SECTION 4.6.5, ENTITLED SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS, ADDING TRAVEL
TRAILER PARKS, AS A SPECIAL EXCEPTION, IN RESIDENTIAL
(MIXED) SINGLE FAMILY/MOBILE HOME ZONING DISTRICTS (RSF/
MH-1, RSF/MH-2 AND RSF/MH-3); REQUIRING TRAVEL TRAILER
PARKS TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE COMMUNITY POTABLE WATER
AND SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM, AND REQUIRING TRAVEL TRAILER
PARKS TO BE IN CONFORMANCE WITH THE MINIMUM LANDSCAPE
BUFFER REQUIREMENTS IN SECTION 4.18.; PROVIDING
SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE
The public hearing may be continued to one or more future date. Any
interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any
continuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing
and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said
continuation exceeds six calender weeks from the date of the above
referencedpublic hearing.
At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested parties may appear and be
heard with respect to the amendment.
Copies of the amendment are available for public inspection at the Office of the
Land Development Regulation Administrator, located on 405 SE 22nd Avenue,
Cross City, Florida, during regular business hours.
All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at the
above referenced public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, they 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.


FWC Proposes
Ways To Help
Recover Traps And
Trap Debris From
Marine Waters
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) proposed
new rules on Thursday to make
it easier to recover or remove
lobster and crab. traps from
state waters under certain
conditions.

The draft rules would help
spiny lobster, stone crab and
blue crab fishers recover their
traps following major storms
by letting licensed trap fishers
designate people to recover
and possess their traps when
the governor and FWC declare
an emergency.

The new rules also would
exempt local, state or federal
officials from having to get
FWC approval before
removing traps, derelict traps
and trap debris from areas
where trapping is prohibited.
The FWC recently held
six statewide public workshops
to receive comment on the
proposed rules. A final public
hearing on the rules will take
place during the FWC's Sept.
12-14 meeting in St.
Petersburg.


"Bugaboo Bears" Released In
Osceola National Forest
The saga of the two bears rescued during the "Bugaboo" fire
that swept through Columbia and Baker counties in May has
reached a happy ending.
A team of biologists and veterinarians from the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Disney's Animal
Kingdom and University of Florida Veterinary Medical Center
(UF VMC) released two bears back into the Osceola National
Forest today.
The FWC responded to reports of an injured bear with a cub in
the Osceola National Forest on Mother's Day, May 13. The bears
had been caught up in the fire that raged through the forest.
The FWC bear capture team, along with help from members of
the Columbia County Fire Department, Columbia County Public
Works, The Forestry Company and MA Rigony in Perry, rescued
the two animals and took them to the UF VMC in Gainesville.
The sow suffered third-degree bums on all four feet. The cub was
dehydrated but untouched by the fire.
After receiving emergency medical care at the UF VMC, the
bears were moved May 18 to Disney's Animal Kingdom for
medical treatment and rehabilitation. The sow and her nursing cub
were held in special areas to prevent regular human contact.
During the past month, Disney's Animal Kingdom veterinarians
treated the bums, changed her bandages regularly, and fed the
bears a natural diet that included berries, cabbage palm and fish to
get them ready for release into the wild.
"The black bear experienced significant trauma, and we are
very pleased with her recovery," said Dr. Scott Terrell, Walt
Disney World Animal Programs. "The Disney team of animal
experts took great pride in rehabilitating these bears, and we are
grateful for the partnership between all the institutions that made
their treatment and release as natural as possible."
"She's been a great mom," said Matt Pollock, regional
biologist at the FWC's Olustee Field Office. "She nursed the cub
the whole time she was in rehab, even when she was in great
pain."
Pollock said, "We all worked together to make this happen.
This has been a great partnership between FWC, UF and Disney.
And I like the fact that we have a happy ending for these two
bears. We were able to release them within five miles of the
sow's historical home range. They needed to get back 'home' and
be wild again."


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007


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The Buddy Show
y Buddd' Martin

A chat with Gators'

Public Enemy No. 1
On a late summer
Saturday in 2006, the .
guy with the short- ..
cropped, Army-style '
haircut and the girly '
piercing blue eyes was .
up thereon the high-
and-mighty-definition
ESPN College Game
Day Ivory Tower,
squawking over the TV
screen from his bully
pulpit.
In the eyes of some, Kirk Herbstreit was espousing pure
blasphemy, unwittingly seeding rebellion. To him, it was just
simple, plain old, off-tackle, up-the-middle football as he laid out
the almost insurmountable obstacles the Florida Gators would
have to navigate to achieve contender status.
What hardcore members of "The Gator Nation" were hearing,
however, sounded outrageous: There are no championships hopes
for your Gators, so just don't get all lathered up. The Gators aren't
gonna do it, he predicted, because they have been overscheduled.
Diehard Gator optimists felt that kind of logic was for sissies.
And so the debate was underway. This is how it went down in the
Holy Rumble between the sports TV network's Town Crier and
the Disciples of Urban.
Herbstreit: You can't expect any team to come out alive against
the likes of four consecutive opponents the caliber of Alabama,
LSU, Auburn and Georgia.
Angry Gator Fans: This Ohio-bred, Buckeye-born-and-raised
Herbstreit is not only Big Ten prejudiced, but probably against
motherhood, apple pie and Mr. Two Bits. Now he's Gator-Hater,
too. (This was not a good-thing to be perceived as during Florida's
.,366-day Run To Glory, especially when the Gators were
eventually going to be all up in there against his beloved
'Buckeyes in the championships.)
Herbstreit felt like he was saying the same thing he said to fans
of Auburn two years before ... FSU before that ... Miami before
that ... USC before that: That the odds don't favor your team as a
title contender, but no disrespect for your program. Zealots don't
hear well, however.
By December there was chasm about the size of Grand Canyon.
Kirk Herbstreit's name and face were on a Wanted Poster in "The
Gator Nation." In fact, Gator fans wanted a lot from him. They
not only wanted a divorce, they wanted the kids, the house, the
car, the credit cards, the dog and his wallet. They were convinced
,that this "miscreant, this former Ohio State quarterback pretty
boy this card-carrying Buckeye with the Big Ten agenda, was out
to destroy the Gator football program and everything sacred to the
Orange and Blue cloth.
Seemingly, Herbsteit loved every team in America except the
one in Gainesville. Frankly, some wondered if Herbstreit could
find Gainesville anymore with a compass, Mapquest and a Global
Positioning Satellite. Critics said all of his roads led to Columbus
'and Ann Arbor. He was blinded by his Buckeye red and gray
glasses. He was The Enemy. The gauntlet had been laid down, the
'debate was underway and neither side was going to give in for the
'next four months.
Some of the often vile, sometimes funny, always combative
-comments on message .boards about Herbstreit you wouldn't see
,written on a bathroom wall.
To sort this out, I conducted an exclusive 40-minute interview
with Herbstreit this week and found him to be forthright, honest
,and willing to stand behind his opinions.
Herbstreit says he never dis-respected the Gators and nobody
.will ever be able to produce a tape where he said Ohio State
,would hammer Florida in the BCS Championship Game. But he
.doesn't deny saying that the Gators lacked "Style Points" all
season.
"I challenge anybody and everybody to find one time when I
,said that Ohio State was a superior team and 'they're going to kill
Florida,'" he told me. "Not one time did I say that in any
interview or anything I ever did on air. It was always, 'Florida's
,going to come in with an attitude, because their getting
'disrespected. Florida's coming in with SEC speed. And with a
'defense that can fly.'
"It was all very positive toward Florida. I happened think that
Michigan, based on ... not because of the way they played against


USC, but the way had played for 12 games in the regular season
.., and the way Ohio State had played for 12 games ... and the
way Florida had played for 13 games..."
And it wasn't about him being a former Ohio State quarterback
or pulling for the Big Ten, he says. It was just an opinion based on
the handicapping charts from the regular season. Except at that
moment, the estrangement between Herbstreit and the Gators had
begun to fester.
Kirk Herbstreit, 37, born in Centerville, Ohio, the son of a
former Buckeye football captain and coach under Woody Hayes -
himself a four-year letterman at and former co-captain, married to
a former Ohio State cheerleader regularly shares his opinions on
college football with America. He .is generally regarded as the
most knowledgeable of the College Game Day Troika,
If Lee Corso is Emmett Kelly and Chris Fowler is Henry
Kissinger, then Herbstreit is probably a combination of Brad Pitt
and Alex Trebek the good-looking, brainy one. To Gator fans
last year, however, Herbstreit was Dr. Kevorkian..
What usually separates Herbstreit is his intelligent analysis of
conference strength and the objective forecasting of various teams
and his willingness to deny those roots sometimes to a fault.
Herbstreit can understand why some people think he messed up
and admits to falling in and out of love with his Sweetheart Team
of the Week. He got lost on the train to Louisville and West
Virginia and Rutgers, then had a revelation that his alma mater,
Ohio State, was the greatest team in the world and was about to
play against the second best team in the world (Michigan) in the
Greatest Game Ever Played. And then he loved it so much he
wanted a rematch for the Greatest Game Ever Played II.
None of this he denies.
He says he's always been a huge fan of the SEC and considers
it the best conference in football. But you'd have a hard time
convincing Gator fans of that in recent days and months. Because
they took it personal.
"Every single year it always seems to get personal with one fan
base or another," Herbstreit said. "A couple of years ago it was
Auburn. Last year it was Florida. In the past it's been Florida
State. In the past it's been Miami. In the past it's been USC. This
year it will be a new team that gets upset. Florida fans will
probably think that, if I say great things about Tim Tebow and
Florida that I probably know what I'm talking about.
"It was never personal. It was just based on the way they were
playing throughout the year, thinking eventually that it would
catch up to them, but to their credit it never did. And if my
opinions about their shortcomings provided motivation for them,
then so be it. I'm happy for them."
Nobody is more aware of what an emotional game college
football has become than Herbstreit, who stokes the fires every
Saturday by extolling the virtues or deficits of one team or
another. He's like your stockbroker a genius when the market
goes up, an idiot when your portfolio goes down. He is the Point
and college fans are The Counterpoint. Somebody, somewhere is
going to be unhappy with what he says. The alternative is to play
it safe, go all vanilla and say nothing. Instead, he polarizes.
"That's part of it. You can never make everybody happy,"
Herbstreit said. "You just kind of do your thing. As long as you're
true with what you believe, if you end up being wrong, that's OK.
That's part of college football. That's part of the position I'm in."
There is a caveat here, however, because Herbstreit's opinions
impact coaches and polls which factor into the BCS rankings and
ultimately decide which teams Dance. He never did jump on the
Gator train or bandwagon and only after they slobber-knocked his
beloved Ohio State, 41-14, did he praise them. Kirk doesn't see it
that way. Gator fans do.
In his own defense, Herbstreit would ask that his biggest Gator
critics would go back and review the 150 minutes of tape he and
others did after the BCS Championship Game, praising Chris
Leak, Tim Tebow, Urban Meyer and everything in Gainesville
except the Century Tower and Shelley Meyer's favorite barbecue
recipe.
Then there was Phoenix. "We will always have Phoenix, just
like we had New Orleans," Gator fans bragged. "And we will
always have the entire state of Ohio and Herbstreit's Buckeye
Athletic Program. We own them." (Drug roll please. Begin the
Ohio State standup routine here.)
So go ahead and take your whack at the Kirk Herbstreit pifiata.
Urban Meyer has taken his share of them, all in good fun. It's
good therapy for Gator fans. For Herbstreit, who says he offered
to tour with Meyer as a two-man comedy act, this verbal abuse is
like taking sacks when you are the Ohio State quarterback. Comes
with the job.

"I m an idiot and a moron," Herbstreit confesses in Parts 2
and 3 of Buddy s exclusive interview, coming this week on
GatorCountry.com


Great American Backyard
When was the last time your family got back
to nature? No, I don't mean your four year
acting like a monkey during dinner, I mean
really experiencing the Great Outdoors and
getting away from the toils of our everyday
routine?
The National Wildlife Federation wants YOU
to be a part of The GREAT AMERICAN
BACKYARD CAMPOUTTM this year.
The GREAT AMERICAN BACKYARD
CAMPOUTT (GABC) is a one-night event
for families, youth and individuals to camp out
in their backyards or local parks and to discover
the fun of being in the great outdoors. The goal
is to have 150,000 persons register to
participate on their website:
http://www.backyardcampout.org/' and then to
get out there and experience nature in your own
back yard or in one of our great area parks. The
website has ideas for activates, contests and lots
of other information.
Here are some parks you might want to try
and get out and camp in North Central Florida:
*Stephen Foster folk Culture Center State
Park, White Springs, FL (386) 397-2733.
www.floridastateparks.org
*Suwannee River State Park, Live Oak, FL
(386) 362-2746. www.floridastateparks.org.
*Suwannee River Wilderness Trail Partners
include several campgrounds. Go to
www.suwanneeriver.come for a more complete
listing. Wilderness Trail Hubs are Spirit of
Suwannee Music Park, Christian Village,
Madison Blue Springs State Park, and Lafayette
Blue Springs State Park.
*Sprit of Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak,
FL 9386) 364-1683. http://suwannee.com/
**Advent Christian Village, Live Oak, FL
(386) 658-5291 or 1-800-647-3353.


Softball Clinic
Announced
Average to Awesome
Softball Clinic for all girls ages
11 years and up will be held at
Dixie County Little League
field. Given by Coach Bob
Heron head coach for 27 years.
Call any of the following for
more information and to
RSVP. Bob Heron (352) 871-
5176, Wesley Suggs (352)
210-0931, or Lisa Suggs (352)
210-0934. Session one is held
Monday, June 25th from 6:00
p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Fielding
Fundamentals) The second
session is held Friday, June
29th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30
p.m. (Hitting). The third
session will be held Friday,
June 29th from 7:30 p.m. to
8:30 p.m. (Pitching optional).
The cost for the Clinics are as
follows: $30 a session or $50
for both. *The Pitching
session is separate and will
cost $25.


Campout June 23
http://www.acvillage.net/
*Madison Blue Springs State Park, Lee, FL
(850) 971-5003. www.floridastateparks.org
*Lafayette Blue Springs State Park, Mayo, FL
(386) 294-3667. www.floridastateparks.org
*Hart Springs Park, Bell, FL (352) 463-3444.
www.hartsprings.com.
*Jellystone Park, 1051 SW Old St. Augustine
Rd., Madison, FL, (800) 347-0174.
*O'Leno State Park, High Springs, FL, (386)
454-1853. www.floridastateparks.org.
*River Rise Preserve State Park, High
Springs, FL (386) 4554-1853. Over 20 miles of
horse trails. www.floridastateparks.org.
*Blue Springs (Gilchrist), High Springs, FL,
(386) 454-1369.
http://tfn.neet/springs/SantaFeBlue.htm.
*Ginnie Springs Outdoor Resort in High
Springs, FL (386) 454-7188.
www.ginniespringsoutdoors.com.
*Otter Springs RV Resort in Trenton, FL, 1-
800-993-9107. www.ottersprings.com.
*Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park,
Micanopy, FL, (352) 466-3397.
www.floridastateparks.org.
*Manatee Springs State Park, Chiefland, FL
(352) 493-6072. www.floridastateparks.org
*Fanning Springs State Park, Fanning
Springs, FL, (352) 463-3420.
www.floridastateparks.org.
*Econfina River State Park, Lamont, FL,
(850) 922-6007. Great fishing.
www.floridastateparks.ore.
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tourism destinations in Natural North Florida -
the region from Tallahassee to Gainesville to
Cedar Key and everything in between.


Free Sports and

School Entry

Physicals

The Dixie County Health
Department will be offering
free physical at Ruth Rains
Middle School for students
attending school. The free
physical will be offered for
the remaining month of June
2007 only. Free physical will
not be offered after the month
of June 2007 until schools
reopen in August 2007. When
school reopens in August, a
medical provider will rotate
through the school clinics with
priority being given to the
treatment of sick students. So,
don't delay call now for-an-
appointment before it isntoo
late. (352)498-1290. A Parent
or Guardian must accompany
students as they receive
physical exams.


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Ages Cheerleading 7-12
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each additional child
Must have current
physical and copy of birth
certificate.
*If cheered or football last
year with this league you will
not need another copy of birth
certificate, BUT WILL NEED
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On June 6, Rose Stone of Old
Town was rear ended in a
collision at the intersection of
State Road 349 North and Purvis
Landing Road in Old Town. Her
vehicle overturned and Mrs.
Stone was injured in the
accident. Another injury to Mrs. 1.
Stone is a broken heart as her .
two dogs were in the vehicle ..r I
with her when the accident ..
happened. One of the dogs was ..
found and is okay but her little i. .
black and tan dachshund,
Patches, was not found and is still Help Find Patches'
missing.
We are asking the community for your help in finding Mrs.
Stone's beloved pet in finding its way home. That would mend her
broken heart.
Please keep your eyes open for Patches. If you find her please
contact Rose or Bob Stone. Home: 352-542-0297
Cell: 352-210-0068 or 352-210-0069.
Thank you.
We will be returning to CITGO gas station in Old Town for
our pet adoptions this coming Saturday from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.
,, Dixie County Humane Society, PO Box 192, Old Town, FL
3268. Pamela Swanson (352) 542-1081.

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An overnight retreatfbr girls who have completed grades 5-11.
August 10 & 11, 2007
Fun begins at 4:00 P.M. Friday.
Middle Florida Baptist Assembly Grounds
Cost $25.00 per participant
For information contact:
Nancy Holifield at (352) 498-3881
Sponsored by Lafayette Baptist Youth Association
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This past Wednesday morning the Dixie County Library in
conjunction with Three Rivers Regional Library System hosted a
Canine Obedience Show with special guests Bunny the English
9 Setter and Lo Wolfson her trainer. Bunny performed many
amazing feats, including but not limited to the high jump, broad
jump, sit, stay, heeling, & retrieving. She played with many of her
"toys". The children loved the show and were amazed at how
Intelligent Bunny was as well as how talented her trainer is.
Champion in Confirmation and Obedience, Bunny is an English
Setter that we would all enjoy spending time with.
Each child that attended this event were given a special treat of
a dog-tag necklace and marshmallow candy, as well as a T-Shirt
with the Three Rivers Library System and Drummond Bank on
ry, FL them. Door prizes were also given to children as names were
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22/07 child, with a Science Show Wednesday, June 27th, Native
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and bulls were steady to 1.00 lower, feeder steers were 2.00 to 4.00 lower,
and heifers were 1.00 to 2.00 lower.


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


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

Slaughter Cows:
Lean 85-90 percent

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Tides for the Coast of Dixie County
June 19 -July 14, 2007
- July 16 2007
High High Low Low High High Low Low High High
Day Date Moon Time Heigh Time Height Time Heigh Time Height Time Height
Tue 19-Jun 29% 6:22 AM 2.7 ft. 11:46 AM 1.6 ft. 5:19 PM 3.4f1
Wed 20-Jun 36% 12:41 AM 0.3 ft. 6:57 AM 2,8 ft. 12:39 PM 1.5 ft, 6:13 PM 3.1 ft.
Thu 21-Jun 42% 1:18AM 0.7 ft. 7:33 AM 2,9 ft 1:38 PM 1.4ft. 7:16 PM 2.8ft.
Fri 22-Jun 49% 1:57 AM 1,0ft, 8:11 AM 2.9ft, 2:44 PM 13 ft,, 8:32 PM 2.6 ft.
Sat 23-Jun 55% 2:41 AM 1.3 ft. 8:53 AM 3.1 ft. 3:57 PM 1.1 ft. 9:58 PM 24 ft.


24-Jun


3:32 AM 1,6 ft.


9:39 AM 3.2 ft.


5:08 PM 0.8 ft, 11:22 PM 2.4 f.


Wed 11-Jul 23% 1:03AM 2.7Lft 5:46AM 2.1 ft 11:25 AM 3.8 ft, 7:25 PM -0.3 ft,
Thu 12-Jul 16% 2.06 AM 28 ft. 6:50 AM 2,1 ft 12:23 PM 3.9 ft, 8:18 PM -0,4 ft.
Fi1 13-Jul 9% 2:55 AM 2.9ft. 7;45AM 2.0 ft 1:17 PM 4.0 ft. 9:05 PM -0.5ft.
Sat 14-Jul 2% 3:35 AM 2,9ft. 8:35 AM 1,8ft. 2:07 PM 4,0 t, 9:47 PM -0.4 ft.


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007


Minutes of Regular Meeting of

THE SCHOOL BOARD OF DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Tuesday, April 3, 2007- 6:00 p.m.
The Dixie County School Board met in regular session at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3,
2007 in Old Town, Florida.
Present: Superintendent Dennis W. Bennett, School Board Members Timothy
Alexander, Patrick Bell, David Keen, and Dwayne Rollison, and School Board Attorney
Leenette McMillan.
Chairman Alexander called the meeting to order and gave the Invocation, followed by
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Motion by David Keen, second by Patrick Bell, the School Board unanimously approved
the Agenda.
Presentations: The Superintendent and School Board recognized the following Dixie
County Teachers of the Year and presented each with a plaque:
S Old Town Elementary School Jeanine Collins
Anderson Elementary School Michelle West
Ruth Rains Middle School Caresse Pridgeon
Dixie County High School Judy Sumrall
District Teacher of the Year Michelle West
Motion by Patrick Bell, second by David Keen and unanimously carried by the School
Board to enter into Executive Session.
EXECUTIVE SESSION
Motion by Dwayne Rollison, second by Patrick Bell, and unanimously carried by the
School Board to retum to regular session.
Information/Announcements
Support Services: Mark Rains, Executive Director for Support Services presented
Truancy Report, discussed audit for safety and security, summer projects, and custodial
and lawn maintenance contracts. He also advised Board of new email system to begin July
1.
Schools: OTES school calendar and Families Building Better Readers Workshop on
April 30
AES school calendar
RRMS Special Olympics, Suwannee River Fair-Dixie Middle FFA Chapter exhibited
Grand Champion Hog, and teacher training
DCHS Brain Bowl team results (2nd Place) qualified team to attend national
competition. School Board approved team to travel to Chicago, May 25-27, 2007.
Finance: Mary Werner, Director of Finance and Business Services presented Financial
Report.
Citizen Input: head lice policy and letter concerning teacher
Consent Agenda: Superintendent Bennett recommended approval of Consent Agenda.
Motion by Dwayne Rollison, second by David Keen and unanimously carried by the School
Board to approve the following items on the Consent Agenda.
Approval of minutes of the March 6, 2007 Regular School Board Meeting.
Appointment of the following administrative personnel as designated for the 2007-2008
school year:
Annual Contract 250 Days (12 Months)
Kenneth Baumer, Assistant Superintendent for Instructional & Personnel Services
Mary Wemer, Director of Finance and Business Services
Mark Rains, Executive Director for Support Services
Garry Durham, Director of Curriculum
James A. Bray, Director of Exceptinal Student Education and Student Services
Tonya Howell, Payroll Specialist Coordinator
Henry H. (Buddy) Schofield, Principal, Dixie County High School
Beverly Baumer, Principal, Ruth Rains Middle School
Denee Hurst, Principal, Anderson Elementary School
Howard Wadsworth, Principal, Old Town Elementary School
Lawrence Storey, Assistant Principal, Dixie County High School
Roger Storey, Assistant Principal, Ruth Rains Middle School
Sharon McCall, Administrative Assistant to Superintendent
Linda Fowler, Coordinator of Food Service
David Wright, Transportation Coordinator
Appointment of the following instructional personnel for the 2007-2008 school year as
designated:
OLD TOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Annual Contract 196 Days (10 Months)
Jobi Mayo Baxter
Andrea L. Byroade
Rebecca Henson
Stacy Anne Jones
Jamie G. Jones
DeAnna D. Roberts
Sherry Roux
Cristina Siegel
Amanda Specht
Fourth Year Annual Contract 196 Days (10 Months) Probationary Status
Donna Merring
Professional Services Contract 196 Days (10 Months)
John Arnold Pamela Boggs
Sharon Bolton Sylvia Brown
Phyllis Jeanine Collins Julie Corbin
Susan Crise Myma Sue Dunnam
Brandy Dunnam Hunt Vicky Hunt
Marsha Marchant Charlotte Ottinger
Susan Peterson Geoffrey Pyne
Gail Rains Roger Robson
Iris Skeen Constance Thornton
Karen Tillis Wilma Kay Weeks
Deanne Whittington
Continuing Contract 196 Days (10 Months)
Kathy Langston
Continuing Contract 250 Days (12 Months)
Bessie Christina Barber

ANDERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Annual Contract -196 Days (10 Months)
Alisha Renee Liles Jill Thomas
April Kight Michelle West
Vivian Webster Tracy Locke
Melanie Burton Denielle Rosson
Brandi O'Neal Driggers
Professional Services Contract 196 Days (10 Months)
S Anna Allen Carol Ann Forehand
Suzanne Raker William Allen
Ginger Jenkins Cheryl Ricketson
Renita Bray John Kreinbihl
Larry Taylor Amalia Chesser
S Tracy Lee Linda Taylor
Maureen Cravey Janet Manos
Carrie Thomas Shirley Davis
S Kristen McCaskill Jan Wadsworth
Toma Sue Davis Deborah Parrish
Connie Royal Wilkinson Beth Dees
Professional Services Contract 250 Days (12 Months)
S Faith Hill
Continuing Contract -196 Days (10 Months)
Karen Cooper
Debra Durham
S Constance Karr
Dianne Koschatzky
Charles David Sheppard
Constance Sheppard

RUTH RAINS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Annual Contract -196 Days (10 Months)
Doris Cranford
Karen Fuquay
S Donna Robson
S Angelita H. Thomas
Karen Ganus
Julie Hurst
First Year Professional Services Contract -196 Days (10 Months)
Robyn O'Neal Norton
Sandra Stack
Professional Services Contract- 196 Days (10 Months)
Gwendolyn Carmichael Donna Mullins
Heather Class Pamela Music
Candace Evans Jana O'Neal
Marl-Michael Jones Claire Pridgeon
Sheri Keefer Adrienne Snyder


Sheri Lemmermen John Thomas
Tina Leon Thomas Thornton
Sylvia Markham Richard Whittington
Alexa Mills Arthur Wyckoff
*Wendy Martin
*contingent on the individual being eligible for a valid Florida Educators Certificate in
Guidance and Counseling
Continuing Contract 196 Days (10 Months)
Judith Whittington

DIXIE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
Annual Contract 196 Days (10 Months)
Heather Dixon
David Elder
Charlotte Lord
Dolphus Peppers
Cheryl Pridgeon
Kelly Vames
First Year Professional Services Contract -196 Days (10 Months)
Jamie Garrett
Professional Services Contract -196 Days (10 Months)
George Anderson Diana Locke


Paul Bennett
Theodore Boorum
Betty Davidson
Jean Driggers
Anita K. Driggers
Shannon Ellison
Jerry W. Evans
Rebecca Fowler
Michelle Kelley
Carldon S. Langford


Chasity Lord
Clare MacDonald
John McKinney
Carolyn Petrone
James Smith
Eric Snyder
Becky Ann Stanke
Yvonne Sullivan
Andrew Thomas
Jeanne Wise


Professional Services Contract 250 Days (12 Months)
Mather Cravey
Christine Lord
Brent Wilkerson
Continuing Contract -196 Days (10 Months)
Judy Sumrall
Michael Whittington
Continuing Contract 250 Days (12 Months)
Kathryn Mclnnis
DISTRICT
Professional Services Contract 196 Days (10 Months)
Leonard R. Boyette
Catherine Capo
Kathy Haas
Marilyn Philmon
Linda Snyder
Continuing Contract 196 Days (10 Months)
Frances Bray
Approval of the following requests for leave of absence as designated for the 2007-2008
school year:
a) Karen VanAemam, Instructional Staff, for childrearing
b) Dana Lindsey Messina, Instructional Staff, for childrearing
c) Kimberli Hamey, Instructional Staff, for personal reasons
d) Sheri Lemmermen, Instructional Staff, for childrearing
Acceptance of resignation for retirement from Joy Hall, effective at the end of the work
day on May 25, 2007.
Acceptance, of resignation for retirement from Sandra DeLaney, effective at the end of
the work day on May 24, 2007.
Acceptance of resignation for retirement from Phillip Snyder, effective the last day of this
school year's contract, June 30, 2007.
Appointment of Jennifer Frost as a temporary part time aide at Anderson Elementary
School for three days per week, not to exceed 22.5 hours per week, beginning March 15,
2007 and ending May 23, 2007, paid by General Funds.
Appointment of Michael Thomas, Assistant Principal at Anderson Elementary School
effective July 1, 2007, Annual Contract status, 250 days (12 months), Level 2 on the
Assistant Principal salary schedule for the 2007-2008 school year.
Approval of Contract between the Dixie County School Board and Kidd's Komer for child
care services during the 2007-2008 school year.
Approval of Agreement between the Agency for Health Care Administration and the
Dixie County School District for the provision and reimbursement of administrative claiming
activities.
Approval to change Dixie County High School from a six (6) weeks to nine (9) weeks
grading period, beginning with the 2007-2008 school year.
Approval of the following revisions to the district's Instructional Performance Appraisal
System:
Adding an additional category (Technology) to the evaluation instrument
Changing the rating scale definitions (from Unsatisfactory; Effective; Highly
Effective; Outstanding; to Unsatisfactory; Satisfactory; Very Effective; Outstanding)
Increasing the total number of points that an instructional staff member can
earn on their overall evaluation (from 48 points to 300 points)
Increasing the percentage of the overall evaluation that is directly impacted by


"Student Achievement" (from 12.5% to 50%)
Acceptance of report No. 2007-126, a Financial, Operational, and Federal Single Audit
of the Dixie County District School Board, for the Fiscal.Year Ended June 30, 2006 to be
filed as part of the public record of the Board.
Acceptance of the October 17, 2006 Fire Safety, Casualty and Sanitation Educational
Facilities Inspection Report for all district facilities as completed by Russ Mclntire, Safety
Inspector for the North East Florida Educational Consortium and Scott Gamer, Dixie
County Fire Marshall.
Approval of recommendation to acknowledge that the Dixie Education Foundation is not
considered a direct support organization of the Dixie County School Board for the following
reasons: They do not provide money/support/benefits to the school board, they receive no
benefits from the school board like office space or utilities, and the school board has no
ability to influence decisions made by the foundation.
Approval for Dixie District School Food Service to operate the Summer Nutrition
Program to comply with Florida House Bill #227, "Ms. Willie Anna Glenn Act." The program
will operate beginning June 4, 2007 and continue through July 27, 2007 for a total of 37
operating days.
Approval of submission of the 2007 Reading Grant Proposal for F.R.I. schools. The
grants will be submitted by Dixie County High School, Anderson Elementary School, and
Old Town Elementary School.
Approval of the following substitutes as designated for the 2006-2007 school year:
Substitute Teacher/Aide
Shane Travis Harris
April Lynn Shaver
Substitute Food Service
Laarni 0. Butler
Approval of the following volunteers for the 2006-2007 school year:
Karen H. Ducksworth
Sarah E. Fitzgerald
David W. McCallum
Caroline Walker
Shannon M. Cordery
Karen Anne Hurne
Doreen G. Lamb
Sharman L. McConnell
Donita Tannenbaum
Scott Walker
Approval of Warrant Register numbers: 42065-42134; 42135-42191
Motion by David Keen, second by Dwayne Rollison and unanimously approved by the
School Board to adjourn.
Attest: Dennis W. Bennett, Superintendent
Signed: Timothy W. Alexander, Chairman

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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY. FLORIDA THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007


Dalton Long Wins Championship

Saddle At SJRA Finals


Far left Hayden Grant, Reserve Champion Heeler, Middle -
Dalton Long, Champion Team Roping Header, far right Josh
Crews, Champion Team Roping Heeler


'.. 2/1 home with large porch,
.. .** furniture and appliances
included,Lots 25-28 block 10
; Suwannee River Heights S/D
l 100x 100 lot with paved road
frontage on 351-U, reduced to
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**2/1 MH on 2.5 fenced acres, lot 33 Blue Jay Subdivision, corner lot
with paved frontage, $49,900 corner of NE 272 Ave & NE 708 St
**-Lot 39 Wilderness S/D, 3 acres, set-up with older Mobile Home,
paved road frontage in Old Town, lots of nice trees, REDUCED to
$42,000 NE 575 St Wilderness Rd.
**-11.43 acres with pond and pasture, some is nicely wooded with
14x52 2/1 SWMH. Property has horse pens, sheds, garden, porches
and rights to horse track at Gilchrist Farms, asking $180,000 SW 15th
way Gilchrist County
**Lot 45 Suwannee River Highlands, 2.3 partially cleared and fenced
acres op Hwy 349 just past Spillers Hwy w/ 14 x 65 early 80s very
well-kept 2/2 MH. $75,000 5338 NE Hwy 349
**-Lot 46 Suwannee River Highlands. 2.3 cleared and fenced acres on
Hwy 349 past Spillers w/ 10 x 50 MH, $70,000 5344 NE Hwy 349
--2/1 SW/MH, 100x100 lot in Whitted Estates, lot 74-4. 9.2 miles south
of US-19 in Chiefland, $32,000 2571 NW 74th Ave
-*1980 2/2 12x60 Concorde MI-, Lot 21 Block 35 (50x100) Suwannee
Gardens, $31,900 SE 941 St
--2/2 SW/MH w/additlon 100x100 lots 29-32 Block 10 Suwannee River
Heights $25,000 SR-351-U
--12x 60 MH, 2/1, lot 8 block 26 Forest Park Hills acre mol, $25,000
NE 433 Ave


Kelvin Thornton, SJRA Vice President awards Dalton Long
for being "Most Improved Competitior"of 2006-2007


Dalton Long with awards won during SJRA Finals


On May 25"' thru 28"', the Southern Junior Rodeo Association
held their Finals at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala,
Florida. Dalton Long of Old Town won the championship saddle
and buckle awarded to the high points header roper, along with
team-roping partner Josh Crews of Baldwin, Florida, winning the
championship saddle and buckle awarded to the high points
heeling roper. Dalton's second team-roping partner Hayden Grant
of Bronson, Florida also received a buckle awarded to the reserve
champion heeler.
Dalton and Josh also received separate buckles awarded for
being the average weekend winners.
Dalton received special recognition and was awarded for being
"The Most Improved Competitor" for the year. Congratulations
Dalton!
Thanks to all of Dalton's friends and family that came out to
support him. It was a great weekend!


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Ocean Pond Representative Jimmy McCall presenting check
to Roy Skinner of Wheelin' Sportsmen


In behalf of Norman Eastman of Oce-n Pond, the Memorial'
Weekend Mud-Bog Event collected $1,750.00 for the Wheelin'
Sportsmen. Donations were made from all proceeds of Monday,
May 28th, Memorial Day.


Beautiful Riverfront home on the Suwannee River located 1 mile from beautiful
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sq.ft Upstairs refurbished in 1998. Upstairs includes: 2 Master Bedrooms with
Bathrooms, huge remodeled kitchen, great room, dining room, stone fireplace,
laundry/utility room and porch. Downstairs: 2 Bedrooms / 1 Bath with full kitchen
and big screen porch. 2 separate carports. Like New furniture and appliances
included. Floating Dock Boathouse with Electric Boat Lift.
ALSO TO BE AUCTIONED SEPARATELY:
1996 Key West 17ft Boat with 60HP Johnson Kicker, GPS and Trailer.
Open Houses:
Saturday, June 23rd 10AM 11AM
Thursday, June 28th 10AM- 11AM
Directions: Front Gainesville, W Newberry Rd (SR 26) through Newberry & Trenton. Continue
West on SR 26. turn right to HWY 19 through Fanning Springs. Cross over Suwannee RiVer
bridge. Look for Suwannee Shores Marina on Left. Take 1st Left after Suwannee Shores Marina
on SE 964th St (River Rd). Home is 6/10 of mile down on left. Look for Ben,Campen Auctioneers .
signs and house number 541. 10% Buners Premium
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NEWLY RENOVATED, I \
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school, fenced back yard, new '
wash/dryer, new laminate wood
floors, immaculate! $96,000.

; THIS ADORABLE 2/1
COTTAGE SITS IN CENTER
1. I'lSOF CROSS CITY, within walking
distance of banks, grocery store, etc. It has
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FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD Nicely
set on one full acre, this beautiful 3/2
mobile home rests at the end of a
rock road. Fireplace and 1495 sq. ft.
of living space. New metal roof &
storage shed out back.





GREAT STARTER HOME Set on 1/2
acre within Cross City city limits, with
paved road frontage, this 3 BR, 1 1/2
B block home is a very nice starter
house. In addition to being nicely
remodeled, it has city water & sewer.
It has a solar panel for the hot water
heater as well as a normal hot water
heater. Also has central H & A..


SUWANNEE
RIVER 3 Ig.
lots (approxs7 ..., .
acres) with
over 370 ft ..""
on the
Suwannee
River. Canal
runs through it, With a 3 BR/2B
mobile home on one of the lots. This
is a must see property,





PEACEFU 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 boat or
trailer parking. Owner says make an offer.


HOME IN CROSS CITY 3/
2 home In nice, quiet
neighborhood on city lot.
Nice landscaped yard,
picket fence, 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.
-READY TO BUILD This is a 5 acre lot
with hwy, frontage. It has big live oaks and
beautiful grass underneath. Perfect for a
house to be built on.


Wheelin' Sportsmen Receive

Check From Ocean Pond


1 #7625 $4,0


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007


Sirmons To Celebrate

60th Wedding Anniversary


Betty and Virgil Sirinons
The children of Virgil and Betty Sirmons invite you to share in
the celebration of their parents 60"' Wedding Anniversary, Sunday,
June 24th 2007, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Suwannee River
Shrine Club 3% mile from Fanning Springs on Hwy 26. No gifts
please.



Happy 3rd Birthday


To my baby girl Emma. .q,
You are my bright
and5 shining star. .
I Love You very much! \ i
Love .......

j YorVa \ "


CITIZEN
OBSERVATION
PATROL
C. 0. P.
VOLUNTEERS
For information call
either of the following
phone numbers:
542-9197; 542-1005;
542-8977 or 498-0418.
**4-
Thank goodness I was
never sent to school; it
would have rubbed off
some of the originality.
-Beatrix Potter


Men's Softball

Tournament To

Be Held June 30
A Men's Softball
Tournament will be held on
June 30, 2007 in Cross City.
The entry fee is $125.00 and
the rules being after 5
homeruns they count as a
single and ASA 47 core balls
will be used.
Call John Thomas at (352)
949-0718 for additional
information.


FATUE PROPER* M


COUNTRY HOME on 28.24 peaceful
acres. It has one wooded cypress
pond on the land. The rest of the
property is cleared and pasture.
Setting on one side of the property is a
3 bed 2 bath brick house. It has a
fireplace, walk-in-closets, and a great
room. $375,000.00.


If You See News In The


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__-CHEWNING REALTY=--
]16552 SE 19 Hwy.
HELEN M. CHEWNING
Licensed Real Estate Broker
State Ceitified Residential Appraiser #2912
(352) 498-5189

LOTS & ACREAGE
*-PRICED TO SELL 4.83 Acres off Marvin Martin Road north of Cross
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**20 WOODED ACRES with partial fence and entry gate near Old Town.
$200,000.
**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 $17,999.
*-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 $50,000. each. REDUCED! $45,000. EACH
**100'x100O' lots in Skyline Heights Subd. $10,000.
-.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.
HOMES
**2BR/1 BA ON .60 ACRE on NE 223 Ave. in Cross City. Has det.
carport, workshop, and fireplace. $87,59. REDUCED To $70,000.
-3BR. 1BA CB HOME on corner lot in Cross City, approx. 2000 sf..
$100,000.
*3BR. 2BA 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.
*-3BR/1.5 BA SWMH on one acre. Fenced, workshop and totally
furnished. $45,000.
o*2BR. 1BA on 1/2 acre. Furnished. Needs TLC. $25,000.

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Upcoming Old

Town

Community

Blood Drive
Old Town, FL The
community blood supply
connects us all because every
life saved by a blood
transfusion is someone's child,
family member, friend or
coworker. The community of
Old Town and LifeSouth invite
everyone to give the gift of life
on Saturday, June 30 when
they host a community blood
drive. Look for the
bloodmobile in front
Hitchcock's Foodway between
the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
"Each donation typically
helps three patients," said
Christine Evans, donor
consultant for LifeSouth. "Just
a few minutes of your time can
make a huge impact. Please
donate today."
All donors will receive a
recognition item, and a
complimentary cholesterol
screening. Donors must be at
least 17 years old, weighl10
pounds, and show a valid
photo I.D. For more
information, call toll-free (888)
795-2707 or visit
www.lifesouth.org.
LifeSouth is the sole blood
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Early Voting For Special Election

Early Voting Begins June 18, 2007 thru June 23, 2007.

9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. June 18 22, 2007
8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. June 23, 2007

You may vote during these times in the
Supervisor of Election's Office. Phone # 352-498-1216


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2.43 Acres in Old Town, paved roads, $30,000 MLS# 752218
10 Ten acre tracts in Hatchbend $120,000 each MLS# 754001
10.23 Acres in O'Brien, gorgeous hardwoods, $120,000 MLS# 754625
5.00 Acres in Old Town, Suwannee Oak Forest, $69,900 MLS# 753383
2.42 Acres in Old Town, The Oaks, $42,000 MLS# 753713
5.00 Acres between Old Town and Cross City, $52,000 MLS# 754063
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larger than most Suwannee lots.
New boathouse is just waiting for
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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007

TOWN OF CROSS CITY WATER DEPARTMENT

2006 QUALITY WATER REPORTS TO OUR CUSTOMERS


atS ge 1 Disinfectan ) Parameters


The following report, which is required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is designed to inform you about the
quality of water we deliver to our customers. Our goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water.
Our wells draw ground water from the Floridan Aquifer, a common local drinking water source. The treatment process
includes filtration, disinfection, and stabilization. Any questions about this report, or our water utility, should be directed to
our certified water operator, Ferrell Spurlin at 498-5488 or City Manager, Ronald Cassidy at 498-3079. The public is invited
to attend and participate in our regular Town Meetings, which are held in the City Hall, 99 NE 210 Ave in Cross City, at 7:00
p.m., on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

In 2004 the Department of Environmental Protection performed a Source Water Assessment on our system. The assessment
was conducted to provide information about any potential sources of contamination in the vicinity of our wells. There are
four potential sources of contamination identified for this system with moderate to high susceptibility levels. The assessment
results are available on the FDEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program website at www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp.

The Cross City Water Department routinely monitors for contaminants in our drinking water according to Federal and State
laws and regulations. The included table shows the results of our monitoring for the period of January I0 to December 31"
2006. Data obtained before January 1, 2006, and presented in this report are from the most recent testing done in accordance
with the laws, rules, and regulations.

In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we've
provided the following definitions:

Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are
set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no
known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that
a water system must follow.
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is
convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is
no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial
contaminants.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the
water sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pg/I) one part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the
water sample.
Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.
TEST RESULTS TABLE


** Results in the Level Detected column for radiological contaminants, inorganic contaminants, synthetic organic contaminants including pesticides and herbicides,
and volatile organic contaminants are the highest average at any of the sampling points or the highest detected level at any sampling point, depending on the sampling


Contaminant and Unit of Dates of sampling MCL Violation Y/N Level Range of MCLG MCL likely Source of
Measurement (moJyr.) Detected Results Contamination
Radiological Contaminants
Radium 226+ 228 or combined 06/04N/A Erosion of natural
S radium (pCi/L) 06/04 N 05 N/A 0 5 deposits
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of sampling MCLViolation Level Range of MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Measurement (moJyr.) M violation Y/N Detected Results Contamination
Inorganic Contaminants
Discharge of drilling
wastes; discharge from
Arsenic (ppb) 06/06 N 3.8 N/A N/A 10 metal refineries;
erosion of natural
deposits
Discharge of drilling
wastes; discharge from
Barium (ppm) 06/06 N 0.01 N/A 2 2 metal refineries;
erosion of natural
deposits
Corrosion of
galvanized pipes;
erosion of natural
Cadmium (ppb) 06/06 N 0.1 N/A S 5 deposits; discharge
,, -from metal refineries;
runoff from waste
batteries and paints
Erosion of natural
deposits; discharge
from fertilizer and
aluminum factories.
Fluoride (ppm) 06/06 N 0.24 N/A 4 4.0 Water additive that
promotes strong teeth
when at optimum
levels between 0.7 and
1.2 ppm.
Discharge from
petroleum and metal
Selenium (ppb) 06/06 N 0.8 N/A 50 50 refineries; erosion of
natural deposits;
discharge from mines
Sodium (ppm) 06/06 N 4.0 N/A N/A 160 Salt water intrusionil

:Synthetic Organic Contaminants including Pesticides and Herbicides
exachlorocylopetadiee(ppb) 06/06 N N/A 200 Runoff from herbicide
Hexachlocyclopentadiene(ppb)I 06/06 N 0.14 N/A 200 200 used on rights of way
The result in the Level Detected column forTTHMs is the highest of the four quarterly running annual averages of results from all sampling sites.

amnt Dates of MCL ee RaeM LG MCL or Likely Source of Contamination
Measurement sampling Violation Detected Resultsf MRDLG MRDL
I mo./vr.) Y/N Results

State Fire Marshal Sink Supports

2007 International Fire And EMS Safety Stand Down
TALLAHASSEE-Florida Chief Financial I can think of no finer way to honor their
Officer and State Fire Marshal Alex Sink is lives than to learn from their deaths how to
calling for Florida's firefighters to join fellow make the job safer for those responders who
responders around the nation in a "stand down" will follow in their footsteps."
this week and suspend all non-emergency Drawing attention to both firefighter and
activity to focus on safety during the 2007 emergency medical services, the International
International Fire and EMS Safety Stand Down, Stand Down is sponsored by the International
being held this week through Saturday, June 23, Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the
2007. International Association of Fire Fighters and
Florida is at the forefront of firefighter the Volunteer and Combination Officers
safety as one of the only states to mandate a Section of the IAFC. The Florida Professional
Firefighter Occupational Safety and Health Firefighters and the Florida Fire Chief's
program by law. In 2006, 105 U.S. firefighters Association work with their counterparts in the
died in the line of duty; however, Florida was U.S. and Canada to encourage firefighters and
fortunate that no firefighters or EMS personnel EMS personnel to take time from their normal
died in the line of duty last year. So far this duties to closely look at what can be done to
year, 53 U.S. firefighter lives have been lost, reduce the death and injury rate for firefighters.
including one in Florida and nine who died on The theme of the 2007 Stand Down is
Monday while battling a fire at a furniture store "Ready to Respond." Stand downs have been
in Charleston, S.C. used by the military for years to correct issues
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the throughout the ranks. For more information,
families and colleagues of those fallen please contact Chief Dave Casey at the Florida
firefighters," said CFO Sink. "Emergency State Fire College, or visit
responders know there is great risk in what they http://www.fldfs.com/sfm and click on
do, yet their courage and commitment to serve "Firefighter Safety" for more information on
their fellow citizens is strong. the State Fire Marshal's Office firefighter safety
programs, reports and links.


Suwannee River

Economic Council

Election
The Suwannee River
Economic Council, Inc. will
hold an election for a Dixie
County Representative of the
poor. The representative need
not be poor, but must be
chosen in a manner to insure
that they represent the poor.
To be elected, an individual
must be at least 18 years of age


and a resident of Dixie County.
Individuals interested in
having their names placed on
tui., bainot snouia contact
Deanna Land at 352-498-5018,
no later than June 22, 2007.
The election will be held
the week of July 2, 2007, in the
Suwannee River Economic
Council, Inc. (SREC) office
located at 357 SE 22nd Avenue,
Cross City, Florida 32628.
Listed are the general duties of
SREC, Inc. Board Members: 1.
Sets major organizational,


personnel, fiscal and program
policies. 2. Determines overall
program plans and priorities
and evaluation of performance.
3. Final approval of all
program proposals. 4.
Enforcement of compliance
with all conditions of State,
Federal, and Local grants. The
terms of office as a SREC, Inc.
Board member will be five (5)
years (2007-2012). The
SREC, Inc. Board of Directors
meet quarterly in Live Oak,
Florida.


TTHM [Total Quarterly Y 140.4 116.5- N/A MCL= 80 By-product of drinking water disinfection
trihalomethanes) (ppb) 137
Haloacetic Acids (ppfive) Quarterly Y 130.0 125.2- N/A MCL= 60 By-product of drinking water disinfection
(HAA5)(ppb) 135
Chlorine (ppm) Monthly N 1.62 1.07 MRDLG MRDL= 4.0 Water additive used to control microbes
2.2 =4
No. of
Contaminant and Unit Dates of AL 90th sampling AL
Contaminant and Unit of sampling Violation Percentile sites MCLG (Action Likely Source of Contamination
Measurement (mo./yr.) V/N Result exceeding Level)
the AL
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Ce N Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of
Copper (tap water) (ppm) 08/05 N 0.85 1 1.3 1.3 natural deposits; leading from wood preservatives


Lead (tap water) (ppb) 08/05


SI I Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion o'
N 4.5 0 0 15 natural deposits


We constantly monitor for various contaminants in the water supply to meet all regulatory requirements. Our water
system was in violation of federal and state water quality standards for total Coliform in September and November 2006. The
levels of coliform are shown in the Test Results Table. Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment
and are used as an indicator that other, potentially harmful, bacteria may be present. Coliforms were found in more samples
than allowed and this was a warning of potential problems. Repeat samples were collected both months, as required, and
showed the problem had been resolved.

We were also in violation of federal and state water quality standards for total trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids
(known together as disinfection byproducts) from January through December 2006. The levels of these disinfection
byproducts are shown in the Test Results Table. 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 systems, and may have an
increased risk of getting cancer. Some people who drink water containing haloacetic acids in excess of the MCL over many
years may have an increased risk of getting cancer. We are working to lower the levels and currently have a permit
application in to the Department asking for permission to make treatment changes that should help with disinfection
byproduct levels.

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs,
and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and,
in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic

systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban
stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff,
and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of
industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and
septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining
activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain
contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish
limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some
contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More
information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's
Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised
persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with
HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These
people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means
to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe
Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).


Florida's Drought Affects Fish, Wildlife Too
Florida is experiencing one of its driest years on record.


The U.S. Drought Monitor has the entire
area rated from "moderate drought" to
"extreme" in South Florida. Water restrictions
are in place for many parts of the state. In South
Florida, a very dry 2006 (third driest on record
for the state as a whole) and a dry beginning to
2007 had Lake Okeechobee at a record low of
8.89 feet on May 31. It should be at 13.23 feet.
It's not just the state's human residents who are
affected. The fish and wildlife are feeling the
effects of low water levels also.
According to Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) officials,
there are both positive and negative effects for
the state's wildlife during this time.
The cycle of floods and droughts that
Florida experiences is natural, normal and
recurring. Florida's ecosystems are dependent
on this cycle to maintain healthy fish and
wildlife populations. The long-term benefits of
droughts and floods often exceed the short-term
negative effects.
"Short-term droughts probably are
more beneficial to freshwater fish and their
habitat than they are harmful," said Fred Cross,
regional freshwater fisheries biologist in the
FWC's regional office in Panama City.
The drought exposes lake bottoms and
dries up the muck that has accumulated.
Desirable vegetation expands into deepwater
portions of lakes and rivers, and seeds
germinate on exposed lake bottoms. However,
during a drought, invasive and exotic plants
such as hydrilla can become more of a problem.
It also provides the opportunity to use
prescribed burning to reduce vegetation in the
wetlands. This creates open water habitat,
which helps water quality and reduces the
potential for wildfires, according to Cross.
"Droughts can increase the effectiveness
of planned habitat enhancement projects," said
Dale Jones, section leader for the FWC's
Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management.
While water levels are low, boat ramps,
docks, seawalls and other structures can be
repaired. Marine species are able to go much
farther upstream in some river systems,
providing additional fishing opportunities to
freshwater anglers.
Droughts can reduce the aquifer level,
allowing sink holes to form and drain lakes.
Salinity increases in tidal creeks may stress fish,
and low water levels can trap fish, resulting in
fish kills from low dissolved oxygen, according
to biologists.
During these times of low water levels,
boaters need to exercise extreme caution to
prevent striking an underwater object or the
bottom. At the same time, no matter how
shallow the water, there always is a drowning
hazard. FWC officials strongly encourage
boaters always to wear their life jackets while
on the water.
There also may be access problems due
to boat ramps being out of water and steep
drop-offs at power-loading holes at end of boat
ramps that are usable at current water levels.
According to Allan Woodward, research
administrator at the FWC's Gainesville Wildlife
Research Lab, "Droughts can be stressful on
most aquatic wildlife, including alligators."


As water levels drop, alligators fare
reasonably well because of the temporary
concentration of prey items (fish, turtles and
birds) into remaining water, although there may
be increased cannibalism.
"Under prolonged droughts, such as the
one we are now experiencing, alligators may be
forced to move in search of water. Traveling
over dry land can cause increased mortality
from motor vehicles as well as dehydration.
Smaller alligators may fall prey to predators
during these searches for water," Woodward
said.
Movements across land usually will
result in more frequent interactions with
humans, and alligators may get trapped in areas
from which they cannot readily escape. This
results in an increase in nuisance alligator
complaints.
"We have found that there is no increase
in the number of attacks on humans during
droughts. When moving over dry land,
alligators are awkward and out of their element.
They merely want to find water, which provides
them with security and food," Woodward said.
Native reptiles and amphibians are
adapted to periodic droughts and occasional
wildfires. Droughts and fires can cause
elevated mortality of reptiles and amphibians,
but most populations recover quickly when
rainfall returns to normal levels.
"In fact, some reptiles and amphibians
depend on fires to maintain their desired
habitats," Woodward said. "Snakes normally
are not as much of a problem during droughts
as during rapid water level increases after
droughts."
For marine species, there is good and
bad news during a drought.
For oysters, the increased salinity in
bays and estuaries means an increased risk of
parasite infection, according to Bill Arnold,
research scientist at the FWC's Fish and
Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg.
"Clams are a high-salinity species, so
drought conditions generally are good for these
bivalves. However, the increased salinity also
may support an increased abundance of
predators," Arnold said.
Since most of the successful populations
of bay scallops occur offshore, they aren't as
strongly influenced by freshwater inputs.
Florida droughts usually occur in spring, and
the scallops spawn in fall or winter.
"By the time the drought sets in and has
an influence, the scallops are relatively large
and more tolerant. Scallops also are a high-
salinity species, so it is the wet rather than the
dry years that appear to be more problematic,"
Arnold said.
For the upland species, there are also
pros and cons to the drought. According to
Scott Johns, district biologist from the FWC's
Olustee Field Office, hunters may observe
smaller and fewer yearling deer this fall as the
drought in North Florida occurred during the
time when the fawns are born.
"This made life more difficult on these
fawns and their mothers that need extra water in
their diets while nursing," Johns said.


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Dixie County School Board


Anderson Elementary School Students Honored are, Front Row: Sarah Hurst, Shelton Hurst,
Cale McCall, Brittany Miller, Katlyn Forehand, Aaron Thomas, Aaryn Lord, and Cassie Lord
Middle Row: Mike Thomas-AES Assistant Principal, Cameron McFall, Caysie Douglas, Ronald
Hendricks, Shelbi McCall, Jolene Sanders, Allison Peacock, Ivey Sapp, Katelyn VanAernam, and
Denee Hurst-AES Principal Back Row: Superintendent Dennis Bennett and School Board
Members Tim Alexander, Glenn Osteen, Dwayne Rollison, David Keen, and Pat Bell.


Attention Ninth
Grade Students
If you will be a freshman at
Dixie County High School
next year and interested in
being a mentee in the Take
Stock In Children Program,
please see Ms. McInnis in the
gym for an application. To
qualify for the program,
household income is the first
criteria, grades, attendance and
discipline is part of the
application process.
Take Stock In Children
Program is a two-year
scholarship to Lake City
Community College. Also, the
student is provided with a
mentor during the next four
years of school. The mentor
meets with the student during
lunch one day a week. This is
a wonderful program. You
may call Kathryn Mclnnis,
Take Stock In Children
Coordinator at 352-498-6409
for additional information.






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Shauna Wins Talent Contest


Shauna Clark
Shauna Clark went to the Suwannee River Jubilee talent
contest in Live Oak Saturday, July 16th. The winner would open
for the Dixie Echoes in concert that night, and receive studio time
at the Dixie Echo Sound in Pensacola, Florida. Great News)
Shauna won the contest, and she received a standing ovation from
the crowd. Saturday-night there were over 2,000 people that came
to hear the Dixie Echoes; it's the largest crowd she has ever san.
in front of.
Great Job Shauna we are so proud of you. Love, Mommy?
Manna, & Poppy

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Old Town Elementary School Students Honored are, Front Row: Lillian Anderson, Adrianka
Maxwell, Steven Roberts, Aaaron Ammon, Nicole Rose, Edward Worthington, Jessica Storey,
Kyle Lamar, and Claire Currie Middle Row: Sonny Wadsworth-OTES Principal, David Gumbs,
Reatha Grant, Ronina Miller, Katelin Pippin-Davis, Douglas Langford, Tabatha Hagan, Tristan
Smith, Annie Norris, and Eli Long Back Row: Superintendent Dennis Bennett and School Board
Members Tim Alexander, Glenn Osteen, Dwayne Rollison, David Keen, and Pat Bell.

At the June 10th meeting of the Dixie County School Board, students from Anderson Elementary
School and Old Town Elementary School were recognized for excellence in FCAT Reading, Math,
Science, and Writing. Students who scored a Level 5 in one or more of these areas were presented a
special Certificate of Achievement from the Florida Department of Education. Congratulations to
these students for this outstanding accomplishment.


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Florida Wildlife Federation
Presents Annual Awards To
Outstanding Conservationists
At the Florida Wildlife Federation's 70th Annual
Conservation Awards Banquet, to be held June 23, 2007, at the
Holiday Inn Harbourside, Indian Rocks Beach, outstanding
Florida conservationists will be recognized for their noteworthy
efforts in 2007. The Federation's annual selection of
conservation award winners is one of the oldest in the state.
Award winners are chosen from nominations made to the
Federation's board of directors based on their accomplishments
on behalf of Florida's fish, wildlife and native habitats.
The following individuals and groups were selected to receive
wildlife statuettes to commemorate the occasion;
*Conservationist of the Year, Ray Judah, Lee County
Commissioner
*Wildlife Conservationists of the Year, Rick :and Patti
Causey, Dekle Beach
'Land Conservationist of the Year, William Broussard,
IM.D., Melbourne
*Conservation Educator of the Year, Mosaic Coastal
Education Center at Fiddler's Cove
SWater Conservationist of the Year, Carlos Alvarez,
Tallahassee
*Conservation Organization of the Year, Friends of
Brooker Creek Preserve, Inc.
*Conservation Legislator of the Year, Senator Burt
Saunders, Naples
*Francis S. Taylor Outdoorsman of the Year, Doug Moore,
Jacksonville
*Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of the Year,
Officer Michael "Brad" Stanley, Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission, Alachua
*Burk "Biff" Lampton Conservation Communicator of the
Year, TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT
-Special River Advocate Award for 2007, Congressman F.
Allen Boyd, Jr.
*2007 Springs Protection Award, John Wheeler, Lake City


IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER


Town of Cross City Has Levels of Disinfection By-Products Above Drinking Water Standards

What happened?
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 correction this situation.

We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Testing results we received from samples taken 04/26-07 show that our
system exceeds the standards, or maximum contaminant levels (MCL), for Disinfection By-Products (DBPs), which includes Total
Trihalomethanes (TTHMs) and Haloacetic Acids [Five] (HAA5s). The standard for TTHMs is 80 micrograms per liter (ug/L) and the average level
of TTHMs over the last year was 117 ug/L. The standard for HAA5s is 60 ug/L, the average level of HAA5s over the last year was 148 ug/L.

What should I do?

Some people who drink water containing TTHMs 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 HAASs 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 Bps levels: The Water Treatment Plant is waiting on the design modifications to be approved by the Department
of Environmental Protection. The design modifications are based on pilot studies, trial runs & testing that were conducted over the past two years.

We anticipate resolving the problem within this time frame: 6- months.

For more information, please contact Mike Cassidy at (352) 498-3079.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this watei: especially those who mayv not have received this notice directly (for
example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this hv posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies
by hand or mail.

This notice is being sent to you by Town of Cross City.
State Public Water System ID#: i -, I
Date Distributed: 6/20/07










DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007


2006 ANNUAL DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT


HORSESHOE BEACH UTILITIES


We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you
about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe
and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve
the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your
water. Our water source is ground water from 2 wells. The wells draw from the Floridan Aquifer. The treatment
required is aeration, coagulation, filtration, and disinfection with chlorine.
In 2004 the Department of Environmental Protection performed a Source Water Assessment on our system and
search of the data sources indicated no potential sources of contamination near our wells. The assessment results
are available on the DEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program website at
www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp.
If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact the City Clerk,
Beverly Miller at (352) 498-5234. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility.
If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on the first
Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Horseshoe Beach City Hall, 5th Avenue East, Horseshoe Beach,
Florida.
Horseshoe Beach Utilities routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and
State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our
monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2006. Data obtained before January 1, 2006 and
presented in this report are from the most recent testing done in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations.

In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms
we've provided the following definitions:

Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs
are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no
known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a
water system must follow.
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There
is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is
no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial
contaminants.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/1) one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of
the water sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (tg/1) one part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of
the water sample.
Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.


CONTAMINANTS TABLE
Microbiological Contaminants
Highest
Contaminant and Unit Dates of MCL Monthly Likely Source of
of Measurement sampling Violation Number of MCLG MCL Contamination
(mo./yr.) Y/N Positive
Samples
For systems collecting fewer than
40 samples per month: presence Naturally present in
-Total Coliform Bacteria Monthly N 1 0 of coliform bacteria in more than
I sample collected during a
month.
Contaminant Dates of MCL Level
and Unit of sampling Violation Level RangeofResults MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Measurement g Y/N Detected Contamination
(moJyr.)
** Results in the Level Detected column for radiological contaminants, inorganic contaminants, synthetic organic contaminants including pesticides and
herbicides, and volatile organic contaminants are the highest average at any of the sampling points or the highest detected level at any sampling point,
depending on the sampling frequency.
Radiological Contaminants

..Alpha emitters 04/03 N 2.1 NAErosion of natural
(pCi/1) deposits

Contaminant and Unit of Dates of MCL Violation Level Range of MC Likely Source of
Measurement sampling Y/N Detected Results MCLG L Contamination
(mojyr.)
Inorganic Contaminants
Erosion of natural
deposits; runoff
Arsenic (ppb) 05/06 N 3.4 N/A N/A 10 from orhards;
and electronics
production wastes
Discharge of drilling
wastes; discharge
Barium (ppm) 05/06 N 0.03 N/A 2 2 from metal
refineries; erosion of
natural deposits
Corrosion of
~ galvanized pipes;
erosion of natural
Cadmium (ppb)' 05/06 N 0.2 N/A 5 5 deposits; discharge
from metal
refineries; runoff
from waste batteries
and paints
Erosion of natural
deposits; discharge
from fertilizer and
aluminum factories.
Fluoride (ppm) 05/06 N 0.15 N/A 4 4 Water additive
which promotes
strong teeth when at
- optimum levels
between 0.7 and 1.2
ppm

Sodium (ppm) 05/06 N 35 N/A N/A 160 Salt water intrusion,
leaching from soil


Synthetic Organic Contaminants including Pesticides and Herbicides

Hlexachlorocyclopentadiene 05/06 N 1.3 N/A 50 50 Dichargeforomes


the result in the Level Detected column for ITHMs is the highest of the four quarterly runn
ing annual averages of results from all sampling sites,


Contaminant and
Unit of
Measurement


Dates of MCL Level of
Dates a MCL Level Range MCLG or MCL or
mp Violatio Detected of MRDLG MRDL
m.vr n Y/N Results
(Mo./yr.)


Likely Source of Contamination


Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Corrosion of household
plumbing systems; erosion of
Copper (tap water) (ppm) 08/05 N 0.25 0 1.3 1.3 natural deposits; leaching from
wood preservatives
Corrosion of household
Lead (tap water) (ppb) 08/05 N 3.8 0 0 15 plumbing systems; erosion of
natural deposits


We failed to complete required sampling for Secondaries on time and therefore were in violation of monitoring'
and reporting requirements. Because we did not take the required number of samples, we did not know whether
the contaminants were present in your drinking water. The monitoring period was 1/1/06 through 12/31/06.
One sample was required for each contaminant, and none were taken. Secondary contaminants are considered
aesthetic contaminants affecting color, odor, taste, etc., but are not considered to be health risks. Sampling
resumed on 3/21/07.
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds,
reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves
naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from
the presence of animals or from human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic
systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater
runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff,
and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of
industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff and
septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining
activities.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of
certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public
health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some
contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk.
More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental
Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
In our continuing efforts to maintain a safe and dependable water supply it may be necessary to make
improvements in your water system. The costs of these improvements may be reflected in the rate structure.
Rate adjustments may be necessary in order to address these improvements.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population.
Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who
have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some
elderly. and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about
drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen
the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the
Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).Horseshoe Beach Utilities works to provide top quality
water to every tap. We are committed to ensuring the quality ofyour water. We ask that all our
customers help us protect our water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life and
our children's future.

If you have any questions or concerns about the information provided in this report, please fell free to contact
our office.


Our office is open:
Our phone number:
Our address:


Monday Friday (8am to 4pm)
(352) 498-5234
Horseshoe Beach Utilities
PO Box 158
Horseshoe Beach, FL 32648


Bald Eagle Will Retain Strong Federal Protections If

Removed From Endangered Species List:
Service announces management changes designed to protect eagles upon delisting


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today
that the bald eagle will continue to be strongly protected
by federal law under a series of actionsdesigned to govern
management of eagles should they be removed from
Endangered Species Act protection.
The Service finalized modifications to a regulatory
definition under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection
Act, the primary federal law that will be used to manage
eagles if they are removed from the Federal List of
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants. Also
announced today are a set of National Bald Eagle
Management Guidelines giving landowners and others
guidance on how to ensure that actions they take on their
property are consistent with the Eagle Act and the
Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which both protect bald eagles
by prohibiting killing, selling or otherwise harming eagles,
their nests or eggs. In addition, the Service opened a
public comment period on a proposal to establish a permit
program under the Eagle Act that would allow a limited
take of bald and golden eagles while ensuring that
populations are not significantly affected.
"The bald eagle has rebounded from the brink of
extinction to reach
population levels that have not been seen since World
War II. This success is the result of a lot of hard work on
the part of federal and state agencies, conservation
organizations and individuals across the nation," said
Service Director H. Dale Hall. "Our overriding concern
has been to ensure that bald eagles continue to thrive once
they no longer need the protection of the Endangered
Species Act and the actions we take will meet that goal."
; The modifications to implementing regulations for the
Epgle Act establish a regulatory definition of "disturb," a
teim specifically prohibited as "take" by the Eagle Act.
The final definition defines "disturb" as "to agitate or
bother a bald or golden eagle to a degree that causes, or is
likely to cause, based on the best scientific information
available, 1) injury to an eagle, 2) a decrease in its
productivity, by substantially interfering with normal
breeding, feeding, or sheltering behavior, or 3) nest
'abandonment, by substantially interfering with normal


breeding, feeding, or sheltering behavior." This definition
will provide clarity to the public while continuing
protection for bald eagles, which will help ensure an
almost seamless transition from ESA protection to that
under the Eagle Act.

The National Bald Eagle Management Guidelines
published today provide a
roadmap for landowners and others seeking to protect
eagles. The guidelines
are intended to help landowners and others avoid
violating the Eagle Act by disturbing bald eagles. For
example, the guidelines recommend buffers around nests
to screen nesting eagles from noise and visual distractions
caused by human activities.

The Service also opened a 90-day public comment
period on its proposal to create a permit that would
authorize a limited "take" of bald and golden eagles. This
proposed permit is intended to be similar to an "incidental
take permit" issued under the Endangered Species Act. It
allows permittees agreeing to specific conservation
measures to avoid liability if an eagle is unintentionally
harmed in the course of an otherwise lawful activity.
In addition, the proposed permit would establish
provisions to remove eagle nests in rare cases where their
location poses a risk to human safety or to the eagles
themselves, for example, in close proximity to an airport
runway. Such a permit program would be designed to
ensure that any take occurs within limits that would not
affect population levels.
The bald eagle once ranged throughout every state
except Hawaii. By 1963, only 417 nesting pairs were
found in the lower 48. Since the delisting proposal in
1999, recovery of the bald eagle has continued to progress
at an impressive rate. In 2000, a national bald eagle census
resulted in an estimate of 6,471 nesting pairs of bald
eagles. Today this number has risen to 9,789 nesting pairs,
due to cooperative recovery efforts by the Service, other
federal agencies, tribes, state and local governments,
conservation organizations, universities, corporations and


thousands of individual Americans.
The bald eagle first gained federal protection in 1940
when Congress passed the Bald Eagle Protection Act. It
was later amended to include golden eagles and renamed
the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. The eagle was
later given protection under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
as well. The original Eagle Act established protection for
the bald eagle and raised public awareness. Soon after
enactment, populations stabilized or increased in most
areas of the country. However, the eagle population fell
into steep decline in later decades, due primarily to
widespread use of the pesticide DDT, which accumulated
in eagles and caused them to lay eggs with weakened
shells. Concerns about the bald eagle resulted in its
protection in 1967 under the predecessor to the current
Endangered Species Act. The eagle was one of the
original species protected by the ESA when it was enacted
in 1973.
The legal protections given the species, along with a
crucial decision by the Environmental Protection Agency
to ban the use of DDT in 1972, provided the springboard
for the Service and its partners to accelerate recovery
through captive breeding programs, reintroductions, law
enforcement efforts, protection of habitat around nest sites
and land purchase and preservation activities, leading to
the robust population levels seen today.
The Service reclassified the eagle from endangered to
threatened in 1995 in recognition of these improvements
and later proposed to remove the bald eagle from the list
of threatened and endangered species. Under the terms of
a settlement agreement, the Service has agreed to make a
final decision on its delisting proposal by June 29, 2007.
Comments on the proposed managed take permit must
be received by September 4, 2007. Comments may be sent
by mail to the Division of Migratory Bird Management,
Attn: RIN 1018-AVI 1, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MBSP-4107, Arlington, Virginia
22203. Comments may also be transmitted electronically
to EaglcPermitRegulation@lfws.gov, or by following the
instructions at the Federal eRulemaking Portal:
http://www.regulations.gov. All comments should refer to
RIN 1018-AV11.
More information about the bald eagle and today's
announcement is available on the Service's bald eagle
website at
http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/baldeagle.htm.


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Log Cabin

Quilter's News
Log Cabin Quilters met
Thursday, June 14"' at the
Levy County Quilt Museum.
Doris Beauchamp brought in a
quilt, the pattern is 54-40 or
fight, and it turned out great
when done on the machine. A
Dutch Girl that was appliqued
many years ago, was finally
finished and we know feed
sacks were used, but the colors
are still beautiful. Shirley
Murphy was here for a few
days and brought in four quilt
tops she had pieced and the
work was so great they looked
like they were printed. She
does work that is outstanding
like so many of our quilters.
This week we had the
Genealogy group out Sunday
morning. We had the 4-H to
learn to quilt. Tuesday Greg
and six boys were out and
done so much, Wednesday we
had the Bronson Red Hat
ladies and today was club day.
It has been a busy week as well
as it's canning and freezing
time. Watermelons are in so
that means preserves and
pickles, green beans, okra,
squash and so much more and
when its ready it has to be
taken care of, but that means
food on the table. We
appreciate all the vegetables
that we have been able to put
up.
Lunch was so good with
fried okra, meatloaf, chicken,
macaroni & cheese, and all
kinds of salads, lots of cakes,
brownies and peach cobbler
for dessert. 18 Members
present and 5 Guests.

Steinhatchee

Community

Seeks

Lifesavers
Steinhatchee, FL. Blood
is life. Every three seconds in
the United States, someone
needs a blood transfusion.
LifeSouth invites you to give
the gift of life when they team
up with the community of
Steinhatchee to host a blood
drive on Friday, June 22.
Look for the bloodmobile in
the .parking, lot of Mason's
Market between the hours of
11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Donors will receive a
recognition item and a
complimentary cholesterol
screening. Donors must be at
least 17 years old, weigh 110
pounds or more, and show a
valid photo I.D. at the time of
donation. For more
information, call toll-free (888)
795-2707 or visit
www.lifesouth.org.
"The community blood
supply connects us all," said
Christine Evans, donor
consultant for LifeSouth.
"because every life saved by a
blood transfusion is someone's
child, family member, friend
or coworker."
LifeSouth is the sole blood
*supplier for 39 medical
facilities in 17 counties in
,North Central Florida
,,including Shands at UF, the
;VA Medical Center, and North
Florida Regional Medical
'Center LifeSouth is a
nonprofit volunteer blood
'center supplying more than
T'10 medical centers in Florida,
, Alabama and Georgia.


DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, JUNE 2



5th Annual Dixie Wheelin Sportsmen Fishing Event
Wheeling Sportsmen enjoy the airboats and the fishing event!


T ., '* -e

Wheelin Sportsmen Fishing Event.
This year was bigger and better.
The weather was gorgeous, the
fish were hungry and the food was
delicious.
This year we had 41
participants, and 35 airboats. We
doubled up on a few of the boats,
but there was room for everyone.
We had participants come from as
far as South Carolina to the tip of
Florida. We had a lot of new
participants and a lot of our
regulars. We had airboats come
from all over the state of Florida.
We couldn't do this with out the
help of the airboat owners. With
the price of gas this year the
drivers come without a complaint,
and smiles on their faces. They
know they will receive a blessing
from this event. This is the only
time a lot of these disabled
participants get the chance to go
fishing. Not only do they get to
fish, but they get the thrill of an
airboat ride. This year the fishing
was great, most everyone took a
cooler full of fish home. They all
left with a fish story to tell their
families and friends. Not real sure
how much of the story may have
been true, but I guess that makes
them a true fisherman or
fisherwoman.
If you are disabled and would
like to join in on this fun we have
at Shired Island every year, and
join the National Wild Turkey
Federation contact Roy Skinner at
freedom Craft Airboat Shop @
352-498-0300, or go on line, and
go to the NWTF web site,
www.nwt l.com.
This could not happen every
year with out a lot. of help.
Thanks to the office personal at
Freedom Craft Airboat shop for
helping round up all the airboats
and making sure they are at Shired
Island at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday
morning.
Thanks to Stanley at
FOODLAND, you come through


a ,%r i% h the >.urd'
donations. You take a big burden
off of us every year. The only
money we have to put on this
event is what we have donated.
This year the donations came from
Ro-Mac Lumber in Chiefland,
Smoke and Spirit in Cross City
and Greg and Melissa Waldron of
Cross City. The money this year
helped buy caps for the boat
drivers. It's not much, but it
makes the drivers stand out in the
crowd, so everyone will know
who they are and how much we
appreciate them.
Thanks to Dey Cherry and
Dan Ellison for donating the.
shrimp for bait. It really helps
catching the big fish. Thanks to
Glen Osteen and crew for cutting
the swamp cabbage. That's one of
the first things the participants
want to know, are we having
swamp cabbage to eat? Thanks to
Johnny Lord and Peter Stone for
doing a fabulous job cooking the
cabbage and mullet and hush
puppies.
Thanks to David Capo and
Mike Osteen for taking the time to
catch the mullet for this event and
also to Dan Ellison.
Thanks to Mary Lord, Diane
Lord, Hazel Pyle, Donna Ozment,
and Amy Stone for helping get
every thing ready and cleaning up
afterwards. Thanks to Douglas
Hay Farm for the donation of the
Baked Beans and Mid-Town Cafe
for making the cole slaw. And to
all the ladies that brought dessert,
you out do yourselves every year.


The desert are ',. underful.
Thanks to Charlie for donating
and cooking the pork. Its fabulous
as always. Thanks .to everyone
that helped load and unload the
participants on and off the boats,
and to all the others that helped
one way or the other.
Thanks to Sheriff Dewey
Hatcher for sending a crew to help
with the tent. To the Dixie County
Commissioners for closing the
park, so we could have plenty of
room. Thanks to Howard Reed
and the road department for your
help and Arthur Bellot for all you
did also. Thanks to Jessica Bellot
and Lane Downing for coming
with the EMS, in case of an
emergency, so far your services
hasn't been needed and we are so
thankful for that. But it's a relief
knowing you are there.
Thanks to Liles Hardware for
the ice donation. Thanks to Ark
Printing of Williston for your help
with the shirts and caps, you do a
great job. And a great big
THANK YOU to the airboat
owners and drivers. This event
could not happen without you.
The smiles and tears the
participants leave with every
Saturday afternoon is worth it all!
The tears are not of sadness, but of
gratitude for the opportunity to be
able to go fishing and an airboat
ride. So thanks again to everyone
who had a part in this event. See
you next year! Roy Skinner,
Larry Wallace, Buddy Osteen,
Ronnie Hunt, Marie Hunt.


DCHS 63rd Reunion Announced
For Classes 1935 through 1953, Friday 22nd and Saturday June
23 ", will meet at the Salt Creek Restaurant in Suwannee at 5:00
p.m. Friday June 22nd ordering at 5:30 p.m. and having dinner at
6:00 p.m. Ginger the owner has given us a special menu of a
Shrimp Basket, Fish Basket or Chicken Dinner at a special price of
$13.50 which includes Tax and Gratuity; or you can order from the
regular menu at regular menu prices plus tax and gratuity. Please
watch out for the deer while traveling on 349 to and from
Suwannee!
On Saturday, June 23rd, we will meet again at the Trail Riders
Club at the Cross City Airport at 2:00 p.m. From 2:00 p.m. to 5:30
p.m. we will renew friendships with classmates, friends and meet
new ones. At 5:30 p.m. a buffet dinner will be set up with Fish,
Chicken, Mashed Potatoes n' Gravy, Corn on the Cob, Cabbage n'
Carrots, Rolls, Sweet Tea and Dessert. The dinner will be catered
by Tony, of Carriage Inn Restaurant. For the dinner, I have to
receive a HARD COUNT with a check made out to me for $13.50,
which includes the cost of dinner, plates, cups, flatware, napkins,
etc. PLUS Postage, invitations, printing, ice and drinks. I will
provide the gratuity for the caterers. Anyone telling me they will
come who doesn't, and I don't have a check, I will have to pay for
it. So, PLEASE CALL ME AT (352) 542-3488 or bring to
REGISTRATION at 2:00 p.m. You will be issued a ticket for the
buffet line at that time. Please don't lose your ticket! I will be
delighted to see all of you again this year! Thanks, Leon Wiggins,
Publicity, PO Box 1030, Old Town, Florida 32680

Dixie County Amateur Radio Club

to Demo Ham Communications
June 23-24
Thousands of Ham Radio operators will be showing off their
emergency capabilities this weekend. Over the past years, the news has
been full of reports of ham radio operators providing critical
communications in emergencies worldwide. During Hurricane Katrina,
Amateur Radio, often called "Ham Radio", was often the only way people
could communicate, and hundreds of volunteer "hams" traveled to save
lives and property. When trouble is brewing, ham radio people are often
the first to provide critical information and communications. On the
weekend of June 23-24, the public will have a chance to meet and talk
with these ham radio operators and see for themselves what the Amateur
Radio Service is about. Showing the newest digital, voice
communications and even historical Morse code, hams from across the
USA will be holding public demonstrations of emergency communications
abilities. ,
This event called "Field Day" is the climax of the week long
"Amateur Radio Week" sponsored by the ARRL, The National
Association for Amateur Radio. Using only emergency power supplies,
ham operators will construct emergency stations in parks, shopping malls,
Schools and back yards. Their slogan, "When all else fails.." is more
than just words to the hams as they prove they can send messages in many
forms without the use of phone systems, Internet or any other
infrastructure that can be compromised in a crisis. More that 30,000
amateur redo operators across the country participated in last year's event:
"We hope that people will come and see for themselves, this is not
your grandfather's radio anymore" said Allen Pitts of the ARRL. "The
communications networks that ham radio people can quickly create have
save many lives in the past months when other systems failed or were
overloaded.
In the Tri county area the Dixie County Amateur Radio Klub will be
demonstrating Amateur Radio next to the NAPA store on US 19 in Old
Town. We invite the public to come and see ham radio's capabilities afnd
learn how to get their own FCC radio license before the next disaster
strikes.
There are 660,000 Amateur Radio operators in the US and more thani
2.5 million around the world. Through the ARRL, ham volunteers provide
emergency communications for the DHS Citizens Corps, the Americaoi
Red Cross, Salvation Army, FEMA and thousands of state and local
agencies all for free. '
To learn more about Amateur Radio, go to www.emergencv-radio.or.
The public is most cordially invited to come, meet and talk with the hams.
See what modem Amateur Radio can do. They can even help you get oh
the air.





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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007


LEGAL NOTICE

Dixie Old Town Rental
80 NE 758th Street
Old Town, FL 32680
Phone: (352) 542-1633
FAX (352) 542-1634

This is a public notice to inform
*Irene Valentine, Cross City Rental Storage
Unit#18
*Helen Spence Cross City Unit #19
*John Carney Cross City Storage Unit #20

that payment on his or her unit is more than
14 days past due. An auction will be held on
June 23, 2007 at 9:00 A.M. at the Cross City
Storage facility located on US 19 in Cross
City.
25-26
LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED

REBECCA & DENNIS WILSON
131 FETCH HILL LANE
IRVINGTON, KY 40146

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: 827

MAY 25, 2000

Description of Property:

Parcel No. 36-10-13-5665-0027-0200

LEG 36 10 13 LOT 20 BLK 27 SUWANNEE
GARDENS S/D DB 29 P 187

Subject to the restrictions of record.

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

DEWEY RAMSEY AND CLARA JEAN LOLL
2104 BERVILLE RD.
CAPAC, M148014

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 August 14, 2007 at 11:00
A.M.

Dated June 8, 2007

Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
Candace L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk
25-28


LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No.: 07-63CP
Division Probate

IN RE: ESTATE OF

MARALEE ALICE BECHTEL,
a/k/a MARLEE ALYS BEHTEL,

Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of
MARALEE ALICE BECHTEL, a/k/a
MARALEE ALYS BECHTEL, deceased,
whose date of death was April 14, 2007; File
Number 07-636P, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Dixie County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is P. 0. Box
1206, Cross City, FL 32628. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth below.

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

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

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

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

The date of f'rst publication of this notice is
June 14, 2007.

GREGORY A. BECHTEL
Personal Representative
11758 Easy Street
Largo, FL 33773

TRAVIS D. FINCHUM
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 075442
SPN#01808391
Karol, Hausman, Sosnik & Finchum, LLP
901 Chestnut Street
Suite B
Clearwater, FL 33756
Telephone: (727) 443-7898
25-26

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CONCERNING AN AMENDMENT


TO THE LAND DEVELOPMENT
REGULATIONS OF DIXIE COUNTY


LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD


LOEG AL


NOTICES


BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, SERVING AS THE PLANNING
AND ZONING BOARD OF DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AND THE LOCAL PLANNING
AGENCY OF DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant
to Sections 163.3161 through 163.3215,
Florida Statutes, and the Dixie County Land
Development Regulations, as amended,
hereinafter referred to as the Land
Development Regulations, objections,
recommendations and comments
concerning an amendment, as described
below, will be heard by the Board of County
Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida,
serving as the Planning and Zoning Board of
Dixie County, Florida, and the Local
Planning Agency of Dixie County, Florida, at
a public hearing on July 5, 2007, at 10:00
a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can
be heard, in the Board of County
Commissioners Meeting Room, County
Courthouse, located at 401 North Cedar
Street, Cross City, Florida.

LDR 07-1, an application by the Board of
County Commissioners, to amend the Land
Development Regulations by amending
Section 4.6.5, entitled Special Exceptions,
adding Travel Trailer Parks, as a Special
Exception, in Residential (Mixed) Single
Family/Mobile Home Zoning Districts
(RSF/MH-1, RSF/MH-2 and RSF/MH-3);
requiring travel trailer parks to have access
to the community potable water and sanitary
sewer system, and requiring travel trailer
parks to be in conformance with the
minimum landscape buffer requirements in
Section 4.18.

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

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

Copies of the amendment are available for
public inspection at the Office of the Land
Development Regulation Administrator,
located on 405 SE 22nd Avenue, Cross
City, Florida, during regular business hours.

All persons are advised that if they decide to
appeal any decision made at the above
referenced public hearing, they will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, they 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.


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JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 07-55-CP

IN RE: ESTATE OF

CHARLES D.HARTRANFT,
Also known as
CHARLES HARTRANFT.

Deceased,


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of
CHARLES D. HARTRANFT, also known as
CHARLES HARTRANFT, deceased, whose
date of death was March 3, 2006, File
Number 07-55 CP, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Dixie County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Dixie
County Courthouse, Post Office Box 1206,
Cross City, FL 32628. The name and
address 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 has been served must file their claims
with the court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALLCLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARED.

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

The date of the first publication of this notice
is June 21, 2007.

Personal Representative:
DELORES SMITH
1129 Mauch Chunk Road
Palmerton, PA 18071

Attorney for Personal Representative:
SHERREE H. LANCASTER
Florida Bar No. 602922
SHERREE H. LANCASTER, P.A.
109 East Wade Street
Post Office Box 1000
Trenton, FL 32693
Telephone: (352) 463-1000
26-27
LEGAL NOTCE

DIXIE OLD TOWN RENTAL
80 NE 758t Street
Old Town, FL 32680
Phone (352) 542-1633
FAX (352) 542-1634

This is a public notice to infbrm Michael
Latsa, Rental Unit # 09 in Cross City, FL
that rent on his unit is more than 15 days
delinquent. There will be an auction on this
unit on June 30b, 2007 at the Cross City
Storage Facility.


File Number 07-55-CP

IN RE: ESTATE OF

CHARLES D.HARTRANFT,
Also known as
CHARLES HARTRANFT,

Deceased,


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of
CHARLES D. HARTRANFT, also known as
CHARLES HARTRANFT, deceased, whose
date of death was March 3, 2006, File
Number 07-55 CP, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Dixie County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Dixie
County Courthouse, Post Office Box 1206,
Cross City, FL 32628. The name and
address 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 has been served must file their claims
with the court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALLCLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARED.

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

The date of the first publication of this notice
is June 21, 2007.

Personal Representative:
DELORES SMITH
1129 Mauch Chunk Road
Palmerton, PA 18071

Attorney for Personal Representative:
SHERREE H. LANCASTER
Florida Bar No. 602922
SHERREE H. LANCASTER, P.A
109 East Wade Street
Post Office Box 1000
Trenton, FL 32693
Telephone: (352) 463-1000
26-27
LEGAL NOTICE

INVITATION TO BID
BID NO. 001-613-07
For The Town of Horseshoe Beach,
Horseshoe Beach, FL

Sealed Bids will be received by the Town
Council of Horseshoe Beach until 12:00
Noon, Monday, July 2, 2007, and therefore
publicly opened on July 5, 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 the
demolition and removal of an existing
structure being a Home on Lot 7, Block 9,
Parcel #14-12-10-0614-0009-0070.

For additional information contact Beverly
Miller, Town Clerk, Phone (352) 498-5234,
FAX (352) 498-3009.
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LEGAL NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that The Town of Horseshoe Beach, Florida will hold a
public hearing on the passage of the proposed Ordinance relating to Voluntary
Annexation, the public hearing shall beheld at the Town Hall in Horseshoe
Beach, Florida, on July 5th, 207, at 6:30 p.m The title of he proposes ordinance
is:

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION; MAKING
FINDINGS; ANNEXING TO AND INCLUDING WITHIN THE
BOUNDARIES OF THE TOWN OF HORSESHOE BEACH FLORIDA,
CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY LOCATED IN SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 12
SOUTH RANGE 10 EAST, DIXIE COUNTY FLORIDA WHICH IS
REASONABLY COMPACT AND LOCATED ADJACENT TO STATE
ROAD 351, REDEFINING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE TOWN OF
HORSESHOE BEACH, FLORIDA; PROVIDING THAT EFFECTIVE JULY
5, 2007, THE REAL PROPERTY TO BE ANNEXED IS PROPERTY OF
SUWANNEE RIVER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT AND DIRECTING THE
TOWN CLERK OF HORSESHOE BEACH WITHIN SEVEN (7) DAYS OF
THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE, TO FILE CERTIFIED
COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
STATE, TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA, THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT`
COURT OF DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA, THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE'
OFFICER OF DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA, THE PROPERTY APPRAISER
OF DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA, THE TAX DOLLECTOR OF DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND ALL PUBLIC UTILITIES AUTHORIZED TO
CONDUCT BUSINESS WITHIN THE TOWN OF HORSESHOE BEACH,
FLORIDA, PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES
IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The proposed ordinance may be inspected by the public at City Hall in the
office of the Town Clerk, Beverly Miller. A location may is attached and made a
part of this Notice and a legal description is attached to this Notice.

DESCRIPTION

1000.00 ACRES 01 !2 10 COM NW CR AT A CONC MON OF SE C RN E
1528.64 FT TO NAIL CAP ON CEN-LN CR# 351 RN ON CRV 379.18 FT TO
NAIL CAP & END OF CRV RN S 9D E ON CEN-LN 745.06 FT TO NAIII
CAP RN E 35.12 FT TO CONC MON ON E R/W LN CR # 351 & POB CONT
E 2075.46 FT RUN S 993.27 FT RN W 2382.02 FT TO E R/W SR# 351 RN N
29D E ON R/W 728.18 FT RN ON CRV 803.40 FT RN N 9D W ON R/W W
985.89 FT TO POB LESS 13.6 ACRES FOR W/R CRD 351 SUBJECT TO
EASEMENT BY TWN OF HORSESHOE BEACH ORB 8 PP 375-381 & ORB.
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All members of the public are welcome to attend. Notice is further hereby
given, pursuant to Florida Statute 286..0105, that any person or persons deciding
at appeal any matter considered at this public hearing will need a record of the
hearing and 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.

DATED this 5th day of July, 2007 by Beverly Miller, Town Clerk of Horseshoe
Beach, Florida.


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LEGAL NOTICE

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

PROBATE DIVISION


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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007


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26-27
: ACRES GREEN VIEW
ESTATES- Old Town $42,500.
727-514-8694
25-27


FOR SALE BY OWNER- 5
wooded acres, 9 miles north of
Cross City off of CR 351 352-542-
0548
24-27
ACREAGE FOR
SALE W/HOME
3 ACRES off Hwy 357, 2 BR, 1
6, 'mobile home, middle of 18,000
Ecro hunt club. Deer, turkey, hog,
etc: 4 miles to Gulf boat ramp.
$60,000. Call 727-638-0231.
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ANTIQUES FOR
SALE
LATE 1800'S ENGLISH CHURCH
PEWS-carved roman numeral on
end. 9' 9"L X 20"H X 35"H $399.
firm. Call Point of View Antiques
Fanning Springs (352) 463-0718
26
APARTMENTS &
ROOMS FOR
RENT
TIMBERS APARTMENTS "The
Best Place To Live". Hurry in to get
yodr 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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BOATS FOR SALE
BOAT & MOTOR FOR SALE-
Trolling marine radio. 15 ft
$1700. 352-578-5543
26
BEAUTY
PAMPERING SPA TREATMENTS
@ Gini's Nail Spa & Facial Studio,
Cross City, "Shut In Spa Services"
& "Spa Services To Go" (352) 352-
1381
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COMMERCIAL
SPACE FOR RENT
COMMERCIAL OFFCIE SPACE
FOR RENT- On US 19 578-4048
or 498-0816.
26-29
GIFTS
UNIQUE GIFTS & HOME
ACCESSORIES. Willow Hole Art
Market. 3275 NE 349 Hwy. Or call
352-542-8674.
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HELP WANTED
FOLL TIME JOBS- All
apprenticeship training programs
fully paid. *Power Plant Trainees
*Welding Trainees *Metal Worker
Trainees *Gas/Diesel Mechanics *
We' provide all tools. High school
seniors or graduates to age 34.
Call 1-800-342-8123
26
CDI HEAD START Serving Levy,
Dixie, and Gilchrist Counties has
thei following immediate openings.
N6- phone calls or faxes,
appIlications may be picked up at
HIead Start, 9051 NE Hwy 27 Alt. In
Bronson or at 420 NE 106 St. in
S Cross City (Olive Center). CDI is
an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Bus Driver, Responsible for
transporting children and
maintaining the school bus. Must
have a CDL with a School Bus
Passenger & S Endorsement, good
rivingg record a must, Bronson bus
route, 30 hours. High School
diploma or GED also required
Head Start Teacher, responsible
for the day to day activities of pre-
School children. Must have a CDA
With a Pre-School endorsement or
an AA or BA in another field with 6
.courses in ECE. Also a Director's
Credential is required for this
,position. Location Williston area.
Substitutes, assists teachers in
the day to day activities of children.
Must have High School diploma or
'?ED and 45 hours childcare
,courses required or enrolled in
these courses.
26
,LPN, FT, 3-11 SHIFT- excellent
-shift differential and sign on bonus.
,Tri County Nursing Home,
;EOW/DFWP 7280 SW SR 26,
"Fanning Springs 463-1222.
26-27
MITH LAW FIRM, LCC Seeking
energetic, detail oriented, multi-
tasker, with a high level of


expertise in computer use and
skills to work as a paralegal /
secretary in a fast paced
environment. We are looking for
an unusual person who is team
oriented and willing to learn and
accept our office protocol and
culture. All replies are confidential.
Fax resume to 352-490-5337.
26-31
LOOKING FOR A NEW
CAREER? Welding or
Heating/Air Conditioning Programs
may be for you! Classes start 8/20,
meet Mon-Tue 5-11 p.m. and Wed-
Thurs 5-9:45 p.m. Financial Aid
may be available Contact Lake City
Community College at
754-4324 for assistance.
19-27


FLORIDA PINE STRAW SUPPLY
COMPANY Drivers needed,
Class A CDL, (2) years experience
required, DFWP, call (386) 294-
3411.
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HOUSEKEEPER needed,
honest, dependable, reliable, apply
in person at 228 NE Hwy 51,
Steinhatchee Landing Resort -
352-498-3513.
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AVON REPS NEEDED in
area. Earn 50% commission.
gift at sign up. Start kit is $10
Call Terri at 1-877-814-4516.


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(L AKE CMT
SCONHNIIY E olloF
ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS FOR
FALL 2007
Anatomy & Physiology II
(night)
College level Math
Physical Science
Astronomy
Must have master's degree with
minimum 18 graduate hours in
field.
Developmental Math
Day & night classes, requires
Bachelor's in Math
or related field.
Contact Paula Cifuentes
(386) 754-4260 or
f .u ',, r,. i i 1, .; ... ,i,,
*Economics
.Psychology
Must have master's degree with
minimum 18 graduate hours in
field.
.Developmental English
Bachelor's in English
or related field
Contact Holly Smith
(386)754-4369 or
smitdlihollv(Pilakccitvcc.cdu
.Early Childhood Education
Must have master's degree with
minimum 18graduate hours in
Early Childhood Education.
Experience working with children
ages birth to 5 or preschool to
kindergarten teaching experience
preferred.
Contact Kim Steams
(386)754-4495 or
stearnsk(&lakeciwvcc.edu
*Intro to Medical Terminology
Must have master's degree with
minimum 18
graduate hours A&P or
health related field.
Contact Patty Smith
(386)754-4239 or
In ri I I i 1 ru
.Medical Office Procedures
A.S. degree w/experience in
medical office or related field
Contact Tracy Hickman
(386) 754-4324 or
hickmant(ilakccitvcc.cdu
Application available at
www.lakecitvcc.cdu
LCCC is accredited by the
Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in
Education & Employment


HOME DECOR &
GIFTS
HOMESTAGING & DECORATING
OLD FLORIDA STYLE Homes,
Offices Restaurants, & Condos.
Call Ruth Ann Lovelace
352-498-9944 or 352-226-7149
e-mail lovelacera(@vahoo.com.
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HOME FOR SALE


FOR SALE 2BR 1B DOLL
HOUSE- with lots of porches in
Pine Landing (about a block from
the river). Seeing is loving.
$82,900. is the price. I'll finance if
your credit is good. $4,900 down
and $705 per month. Norris
McKinney 352-498-3545
26-27
NEW HOME IN BRANFORD- on 1
acre. $1,450 sq ft living, total sq ft
1,832 with garage. 3/2 Home with


many upgrades and very well built.
Three Rivers area. $179,000 Call
386-288-2646
26-27
3 BDR 1 VY BA-On one acre with
garage and storage shed. New
paint. New Floors $78,000
(352) 562-2011
24-27

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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MISC
C&C WE BUY JUNK CARS &
TRUCKS- We will haul them off
and pay you cash. Call 352-317-
2282
26-28
MOBILE HOME
FOR RENT
RV OR MOBILE HOME FOR


RENT- Well Septic call 850-345-
6274 or 850-509-8401
26-33
FOR RENT- 2 BDR 1 B Mobile
home $225 Deposit, $375 Mo
Rent. Off of Hwy 19 Between Old
Town and Cross City 578-4290
26-27
AVAILABLE JULY 1sT- Nice MH in
quiet park 2 BDR $450 3 BDR
$475. Background check. 352-
682-6681
26-27
MOBILE HOME FOR RENT
AVAILABLE JULY 1- 2 BDR
Porch, on 5 acres, Thompson
Road, $300 monthly call 717-762-
0050
24-27
MOBILE HOME
FOR SALE


FOR SALE 4BDR 2B 28 x 68
DWMH- On 3 acres (MOL) It has
all the bells and whistles including
water softener and rust neutralizer.
Also new roof, new pump house,
new carpet and on and on. Price is
$78,900. If your credit is average
or better, I'll finance. $4,900 down
and $672.00 per month. Norris
McKinney 352-498-3545
26-27


RENT TO OWN- Spacious 3/2
n DWMH New Carpet, New
Appliances, New Paint. Old Town
$5,000 down or negotiable.
352-6826681
26-27
SW MOBILE HOME 1983/84 -
52x12 2BDR 1B Good Shape
$2,000 or OBO. Also a 40 HP
Yamaha Boat Motor w/handle, runs
great $1,200.00. (352) 498-3546
25-28
PETS &
LIVESTOCK
BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES-
Shots & Registered $300 352-472-
7462
24-27

PERSONAL
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE &
SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES:
Individual counseling and support
groups for women are offered
through Another Way, Inc. Services
are confidential and free. Contact
any of our Outreach offices at (352)
486-3305, (352) 498-1293, (386)
758-4843 or (386) 792-2747 for an
appointment or the location and
times of group counseling. Another
way, Inc. also provides two 24-hour
crisis lines, Sexual Assault 1-866-
875-7983, Domestic Violence 1-
800-500-1119. information and
referral services, legal advocacy,
community education, and
professional training for law
enforcement, health care and
educational personnel.
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AA MEETINGS Wednesday
night, 8:00 P.M. at the Fellowship
Baptist Church, in Steinhatchee,
Florida.


AA MEETINGS Monday nights,
8:00 p.m. Cross City Church of
Christ, McArthur Street, across
from Gooding Funeral Home. Call
1-800-613-0164.
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SERVICES
HOUSE CLEANING AVAILABLE-
Call Nichole Edmonds Corbin at
(352)498-7111 or 356-7655
26-27
MOYER SEPTIC SERVICES -
Serving the Tri-Co. area.
Residential & Commercial, Pump-
outs, septic tank cert., new
installations & drain field repairs.
Call (352) 542-7242 or 498-3926.
21-27
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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HANDYMAN SERVICES -
carpentry, metal roofs, additions,
porches, remodeling, decks -
FREE ESTIMATES, call 352-949-
2292 or 352-463-6439.
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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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JIJM'S PRESSURE WASHING I
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.
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BUSH HOG / HEAVY BUSH HOG
- fence lines, site prep, complete
tractor & Bobcat service. Cell 352-
542-4310.Free Estimates.
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BUILDING CONTRACTOR: CBC
017140, Custom homes, built on
your lot. Precision Development,
P. 0. Box 249, 26761 SE Hwy. 19,
Old Town, (352) 542-8416.
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DUN-RITE Painting, Pressure
Washing, great work, great prices -
no job to big or small Free
estimates Lic. & Ins. Call 352-
210-0122.


Sales


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something good, applaud!
You will make two peo-
ple happy.
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Licensed & Insured Lic.# CBC1254484


STORAGE SHEDS
ATTENTION CONTRACTORS
HOME OWNERS AND RENTERS-
General Leasing & Development
Inc. is now offering on site storage
solutions, you can rent a 10' X 16'
storage' shed on your property for
$100 per month. First, last and
security deposit required. Delivery
& Set up are free. Contact
Stephanie at (352) 542-1635. 7:30
a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
25-26


Jason' s trading Service




Fill Dirt Loader
Limerock Tractor
Landscaping Mowing


1(352) 356-3126






Omega-3 Leads to Healthy
Heart and Longer Life
(NAPS)-Research studies
show that nearly everyone
can benefit from a diet rich
in Omega-3 fish oil found in
certain fish.
Clinical studies show
Omega-3 consumption pro-
vides relief for high choles-
terol, high triglycerides and
high blood pressure, either
through fish oil or dietary sup-
plements. Most Americans,
however, do not get enough
Omega-3 in their normal diet
to receive the healthy heart
and preventative effects.
People should look for an
extremely pure Omega-3
dietary supplement and
select a product that is free
from contaminants includ-
ing heavy metals. Convenient
purse and pocket packs make
daily supplements portable
and easy to remember.
Pharmaceutical grade
Omega-3 dietary supplements
such as PharmaOmega Life
from www.PharmaOmega.
corn provide an extremely con-
centrated 75-percent pure
Omega-3, with high levels of
DHA and EPA.
At www.PharmaOmega.com
or (800) 600-3261, people can
find an Omega-3 nutritional
chart, get a free Omega-3
Health Report and sign up
for an Omega-3 nutrition
newsletter.


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.
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Dale Petty's Drywall LLC

Hang, Finish, Texture
Licensed & Insured
20 + Yrs. Exp.


P. O. Box 1395
Cross City, FL 32628


Commercial


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


Residential


Ba V4-6,70.


(352) 498-0816
(352) 578-4048
State Certified


Service


POWELL

HEATING & AIR, LLC
Serving Tri-County Area
James M. Powell
Owner


1-352-542-1560


Licensed & Insured
Lic. #RA13067354


Rawlings Masonry

f Concrete Service, LLC
M./952-542-5502
H./952-542-9012

House Slabs, Driveways, Raised Foundations


P.O. Box 1776
Old Town, FL 32680


Licensed & Insured
Lic. # 9817
VAL RAWLINGS. Owner


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

FREEMAN PLUMBING, INC.
?(352) 498-0703 (352) 493-3801 INowAccept
Cell # (352) 210-0062 CreditCards


Walter Freeman
Master Plumber


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State Certified
#CFC057595


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CONSIGNMENT SHOP r -
By Vision Realty & Hungry Howie's in the Dollar General Shopping Center
25867 SE Hwy. 19 Old Town
10A.M. 6P.M. Mon. Sat.
Call (352) 542-7730 for appointments
to bring in your consignments.
We are accepting clothing donations for the Dixie
County Humane Society


UNK CARS & TRUCK


Cluttering Up Your Yard?

Give us a call & we will get them out.
$50.00 & up for complete vehicle.

(352) 542-0607

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DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007


ONE TANK TRIPS
Want to get away from it all but never leave your own backyard? With gas and travel prices on
the rise, Natural North Florida has developed a series of trips that are close by but offer a new
world of experiences you are sure to enjoy.





















FLORIDA'S BIG BEND GETAWAY
Travel through quiet small towns, drive through miles of preserved lands, watch for wildlife and
marsh birds along the way. Rest, relax, clear your mind and enjoy the Nature's outdoor haven ... only
a short distance away from Tampa and Orlando.
Driving Directions: Starting in Tampa or Orlando: Head north on US Highway 19/98 to Levy
County turn west on SR 40 and enjoy the drive to the end of SR 40.
1- Relax with NATURE on Gulf shores: BIRD CREEK PARK AND BEACH. This charming
little park and beach is located where the Withlacoochee River flows into the Gulf of Mexico. Fishing
is good in both fresh water and salt. Bring your morning coffee or pack a lunch, set and watch the
waves and listen to the rustle of the breeze through the palm trees.
2- Go Fish: LAST ONE FISHING CHARTERS (Flats or Backcountry) Captain Richard
Steinhorst, (352) 447-5522 and http://www.vankeetownflorida. com/lastone.html. Full or half day
guided fishing tours are available with all tackle provided. Depart from Yankeetown Marina.
Places to stay: The Pine Lodge Bed and Breakfast 649 Highway 40 West, Inglis, FL. (352) 447-
7463, www.pinelodgefla.com. A family friendly owned and operated bread and breakfast. Only 90
minutes from Orlando and Tampa International Airport. A great get-away.
Places to eat: Muddy Water Caf6 is located on the West side of US 19 about one block north of
the stop light from the intersection with SR 40. Popular for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is
always an "All you can eat special" of the day. They serve beer and wine in the Tiki Bar. Travel
North on US 19/98 to your next "relaxation destination":
3 Relax in the Forest: GOETHE STATE FOREST is a wonderful place to drive with the
windows down along shady lanes. The main portion of the 50,000-acre forest includes a variety of
natural habitats, including endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. Goethe State Forest is part of The
GREAT FLORIDA BIRDING TRAIL. Wildlife and birds are common along the roads and trails
that are good for hiking, biking or horseback riding. Take US 19/98 to Gulf Hammock, turn East
(right) on County Road 326, look for signs that inform you are entering the forest. Visit Division of
Forestry at www.fl-dof.com or call (352) 465-3617.
Places to stay: The Bayer's Lair (Bed and Breakfast) with direct access to Goethe State Forest and
Black Prong Equestrian Center driving and riding trials. Bring your own horses) and drive or ride the
beautiful Goethe State Forest trails. Stalls available at The Bayer's Lair B & B. Bring your binoculars
to take in some exceptional wildlife and bird watching inside the forest. Visit them at
www.thebayerslair.com Reservations (352) 486-4314
Black Prong Equestrian Canter: A 250-acre facility for the sport and art of all things equestrian.
Center is situated in the heart of the Goethe State Forest. Accommodations and horse stalls available.
Call.(352) 486-1234, visit them on www.blackprong.com. Stay on County Road 326 until you
intersect State Road 41, turn North (left) and drive through some beautiful countryside. Farm lands,
hayfields and rolling hills all on your way to your next special place ....the quaint downtown of
Williston.
4. Relax Deliciously PEANUTS: WILLISTON PEANUT'S, Factory Outlet, Public Welcome.
Peanuts prepared every which way but loose. Purchase as much as you want. Specializing in Peanut
Brittle, Raw Shelled, Southern Fried, Honey Krunch, Peanut Butter and Roasted in Shell. You can't
miss this unique store.....everything you ever wanted in a peanut.... .a very delicious way to RELAX!
Contact (352) 528-2388. Located on State Road 41, approximately 7/10 mile south of Williston.
Annual Central Florida Fall Harvest & Peanut Festival downtown Williston every October, contact
Williston Chamber of Commerce, (352) 528-5552 or www.willistonfl.com a wonderful family fun
event.
5. Relax Deliciously (Part II): THE IVY HOUSE RESTAURANT-Built 1912. Winner of "The
Top 400 Places To Eat in The State of Florida". Dedicated to good food and southern hospitality in a
historic home. Located in downtown Williston. From State Road 41, turn East, (right) onto Alternate-
State Road 27, travel to intersection of Alternate-SR 27 and SR 27-41, go one block, Ivey House is on
the left. Relaxing is never better than dining in the historic Ivy House. Dining rooms are uniquely
decorated and the food is to die for delicious. Famous "Baked Crispy Chicken" is among the favorites
and you must try the desserts. Contact (352) 528-5219. Open for Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon. through
Sat., Dinner 5p.m-8 p.m. Restaurant also features a Boutique. Located at 106 NW Main Street,
Williston, Florida 32696.


Card Of Thanks
From DCHS JV
Cheerleaders
The DCHS JV
Cheerleaders would like to
thank the following business
and individuals who donated
money and other items to help
them go to camp. The girls
learn so much, and have a lot
of fun. With the things they
learn, they bring back home
and cheer the Bears on to
victory.
Thank You So Much! Hill
and Cobb Insurance, Langston
Insurance Agency, Cross City
Florist, Drummond
'Community Bank, SCI
Construction Marty Sanchez
and Casey Chesser, Dixie
Chevrolet, Bobby Ray Davis
Tractor Service, North Florida
Post- Todd Begue, Cross City
Machine Shop, Cross City
Auto-John Driggers, Dixie
One Stop, Dixie Pest Control -
Andy Chesser, Bug Masters
Pest Control Top Rollison,
Shamrock Timber, All Type
Air Conditioning and Heating,
Integrated Family Services -
Joey Lander, Mitchell and
Hatcher Realty, Sheriff Dewey
Hatcher, Mae Beville -
Supervisor of Election, Dana
Johnson Clerk of Court,
David Keen School Board
'Member, Pat Bell School
Board Member, James T.
Valentine County
'Commissioner, Buddy Lamb -
-County Commissioner, Sav-A-
Lot Chiefland, Allen's
Nursery, Liles Car Quest, and
Discount Auto.


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This week's Dixie Sighting comes from Ben West from Suwannee, FL. He was leaving
Suwannee recently when he saw something sticking out over the hood of the car weaving around.
When he pulled off the road and went to the front of his car he was greatly surprised to find .a
snake hitching a free ride out of town. He didn't say if he removed the snake or just let him ride.

Send or bring by your Dixie Sightings to the Dixie County Advocate at 174 NE 351 Hwy.,
Cross City (across from Post Office) or email to editor@dcadvocate.net.

6. Relax in a soft bed: THE IVY HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST The charming fieldstone home-
next to the restaurant is a special place to relax and d-stress your mind and body. Turn of the century-
home nestled along a quite street in Williston. Three bedrooms all with baths. Breakfast served at The6
Ivy House Restaurant next door. Reservation call (352) 528-5219
7. Relax and Shop: HALES GENERAL STORE One block down from The Ivy House.
Antiques, Collectibles, Gifts, Ice Cream, Sandwich and Coffee Shop. A fun place to shop. Over-25,
antique and collectible dealers under one roof in a country store atmosphere. Open Monday- Saturday
10am to 5pm. (352) 528-5219. Other shopping experiences in downtown Williston: CEDAR CHEST
ANTIQUES, 48 East Noble (State Road 27). Antiques and Gifts,'(352) 528-0039, Fax: (352) 528-4
9722, email: MX05769(caol.com. CINDY'S COTTAGE, 533 NE 1st. Street. Antiques, rustic, shabby
chic, Home and Collectibles. Phone: (352) 528-2200. Check out The Greater Area Williston Chamber-
of Commerce for Festivals and Events in the area: www.Willistonfl.com Next--Take a trip down a
farm road to beautiful waters where you can snorkel or dive.
8. Relax-Take a Dive: BLUE GROTTO From downtown Williston go west on Alternate 27 about
five mile past the water tower, turn left onto the dirt road at the Blue Grotto sign. Travel another few
hundred yards to the entrance on your right.
Blue Grotto is a cavern system and great for Open Water divers and snorkeling. The water is a-
constant 72 degrees year round, and there is a large area for picnicking and outdoor sports. Showers,
changing areas and a full service dive shop on site. 3852 NE 172 Court, Williston, FL 32693. Cater to
divers only. Call (352) 528-5770. Entrance fee to dive. Travel back to Alternate 27-East through:
downtown Williston to check out a dynamic RV Campground.
9. Relax at a Camp Site: WILLISTON CROSSINGS R.V. RESORT Relax in an era of time
gone by. A destination not just a location. Come visit one of the most unique R.V. camping resortslifi
Florida. Entrance to the park is from the South Gate, (off Alternate 27 in Williston and Fifth Street).
Every site has 30/50 amp electrical service, water and sewer'service. All sites have free cable TV.
Each site is large with level concrete pad. Bird watching and nature hunting are always welcome in
the park. Call toll free 1-800-615-5774 for reservations or take a tour for the day you come back with
your R.V. Soon they will have cabins for rent.








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Mon,-Fri. 80to 7; St, 9 to 4;
Closed S rdoy
Body Shop Open
Mo.ri-Fri 7:30 I1 5
Service Dept. Open
Mon.-Fri 7:30 to 5
24 Hour Towing
Cll 493-7061
352-493-4263
fInacIno 00 approved crit,


CHEVY BieaUICK
1424 North Young Blvd., Chiefland


33 Years Service to the
Tri-County Communities




www.scogginschevybuick.com


Funds advanced against your next
paycheck $100 to $500







CHECKS CASHED

e PAY DAY LOANS





16422 SE Hwy. 19
CROSS CITY, FLORIDA

(352) 498-5545
Hours: 10AM 6PM -- Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. & Sat.
Closed Wednesday & Sunday


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