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Creation Date: November 29, 2007
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    Main
        page 1
    Main: Viewpoints & Opinions
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    Main: Law Enforcement
        page 3
    Main: Announcements
        page 4
    Main: Announcements & Calendar of Events
        page 5
    Main: People
        page 6
        page 7
    Main: Spotlight on Dixie
        page 8
        page 9
    Main: Obituaries & Faith
        page 10
    Main: Entertainment
        page 11
    Main: School
        page 12
    Main: Real Estate
        page 13
    Main: Classifieds
        page 14
        page 15
    Main: Legals
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    Main: In Closing
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THANKSGIVING



TRAGEDY


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'anAernam. Tyler llusic. and
Dahna .Tohnson


Young mother and baby Killed
in Thanksgiving collision


Ashley Nicole Snedeker Byrd. 20. and her daughter, aged 1. JoLea
Michelle Byrd of Steinhatchee were killed Thursday afternoon after
being ejected from their 1992 Pontiac. Ashley went through the
windshield and was killed instantly:, and little Jolea was nonrespon-
sive at the scene, and was flown via helicopter to Shands-UF. De-
spite heroic efforts by medics on the scene and in the helicopter, she
passed away at the hospital. *
According to the Florida HighI ~ ay\ Patrol Report, Mike Oantt was
travelling with lights and siren activated while responding to anoth-
er accident on US 19. The Byrd's vehicle pulled out in front of him
while'trying to Cross from 55A to Shady Oaks Road. Gantt swerved
to avoid the 1992 Pontiac, but struck the right side of it, spinning it
off of the north side of US 19. The EMS Pickup hit a culvert off the


north shoulder of US 19. and flipped, but stopped right-side up. A
car on Shady Oaks Road occupied by Candace Sanchez and Cody
Pinner was hit by flying debris, but neither passenger was injured
and damage was minimal.
Ashley was vteeainn her seatbelt according to the report, but it could
not be determined if JoLea was properly restrained. A child's car
seat was on the scene. .,FHP is investigating if alcohol was inVolved
in the incident.
Ashley was a graduate of DCHS and was married to Jason Byrd.
Her parents were Doug and Darlene Snedeker of Old Town and Tam-
my and Tony Bryson of Trenton. Funeral services will be on.
Wednesday at 2:00 at Gooding Funeral Home.


RETIREMENT EVENT HELD FOR


BEN HARRIS IN SUWANNEE


by Ben West


Ben Harris recieves a Plaque honoring his retirement from Floi
Park Service Bureau Chief Don Forigonie.
Using the cover of another working Suwannee River Wilder-
ness Trail, the Florida Park Service surprised Ben Harris,
who has worked for the state for 35 years, with a retirement
,party. 'The event was held at the Suwannee Community Cen-


ter, followed by lunch at Salt Creek and WildlifeBoat
Cruises, by Suwannee Guides and Outfitters. With 45
people in attendance, tribute was paid to Ben Harris.
Ben grow up in Madison, Florida, He began his public
| service career with the Florida Department of Com-
,merce where he worked for 23 plus years. He was instru-
. mental in starting and running the Florida Film Office
"Wlhere he worked until 1993 when the office was priva-
tized. He worked on bringing to Florida such notable
films as the Miami Vice TV series, The Godfather II, Air-
Sport 77. Jaws II, the James Bond movie "Moonraker and
Caddy Shack among others. From 1993 until 1996, Ben
served as head of the Personnel Office for the Florida De-
l)artment of Commerce.


Then, in September 1996, Ben accepted the position of
Marketing Director for The Florida Park Service. In Oc-
tobetr 2004, Ben was assigned the task of developing and
promoting the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail, a 207
mile linear State Park as the Park Manager. This was a
unique park for the Florida Park Service and it was for-
tunate that we had as unique a person as Ben Harris to
rida set the course. Through his tireless efforts in direction
for the park and in establishing relationships up and
down the Suwannee River Valley we can count the suc-
cess of the Suwannee River Wilderness trail as another of
Ben's many success stories in his years of public service.


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Thursday November 29 2007 www. dcadvocate.net


Viewpoints & Opinions


Some people probably shouldn't

reproduce


There was a time when governments instituted measures to prohibit, or at least dis-
courage, the "feeble-minded" from reproducing. And we're not talking strictly about
places like Nazi Germany. It also happened riYht hvi ili the good ol' USA, only tv ith.
out the brutal tactics of Hitler's regime.

All things considered, this probably wasn't a bad idea, as long as extreme measures
such as involuntary sterilization through surgery were not required. After all, simply
devising incentives to discourage low IQ types from having children shouldn't re-
quire the genius of a rocket scientist.

Of course, any such measures have long since become taboo, as Western Culture has
succumbed to the priorities of political correctness. And yet, there is perhaps hope.
Toni Vernelli is a 35 year old woman who had an abortion at age 25, but not for the
usual reasons. She was married, employed in a job that would not have precluded par-
enthood on her part, and she had been raised a Roman Catholic and graduated from a
Catholic high school. And she apparently was not worried about children otherwise
".ram pnghr style."

Toni's problem was the environment, "Having children is selfish," she explains. "It's,
all about maintaining your genetic line at the expense of the planet."
After her first marriage crashed and burned, Toni went a step further and got surgi-
cally sterilized, and I'm thinking that was a good decision on her part. I would cer-
tainly have opposed any government policy that would have coerced her into that de-
cision, but since it was entirely her own idea, it was probably the right move.

Toni had become a vegetarian at age 15, which obviously meant that she didn't have
much fun at backyard barbecues, but she must have liked the lifestyle just the same,
because somewhere down the line, she progressed to the level of becoming a vegan. I
guess that means not only do you abstain from meat, you don't even watch the Food
Channel on TV and you go several blocks out of your way to avoid inhaling the aroma
from a fast food restaurant.
Once a year, Toni and her new husband, whom she inet at an animal rights demon-
stration, take a trip on a commercial airliner to places like South Africa as a reward
for all the "carbon credits" they've accumulated by abstaining from animal flesh and
not having children. Personally, I'd rather have the steak and pork chops, not to men-
tion a real, live, carbon-consuming human family; but to each his/her own.

Sarah Irving and her boyfriend don't want kids, either, and compared to them, Toni
and her hubby are carboholics, Sarah and Mark don't even own a car. They ride bicy-
cles "everywhere" (which ain't.too far on a bicycle) and they don't fly Presumably,
that means in airplanes. Maybe they should get into gliders or hot air balloons.

"I realized....that a baby would pollute the planet-and that never having a child was
the most environmentally friendly thing I could do." says Sarah. Could be. I don't
know about the whole planet, but babies can sure pollute their diapers, as well as
themselves and their immediate surroundings if you don't change them when they
need it.

Anyway, Sarah and Marl: agreed on going for sterilization, and since it was cheaper
if he had a vasectomy, they took that route, and that should work fine as long as she
doesn't turn up....oh, shame on me for thinking even such a thing of a devout envi-
ronmentalist!

What's needed to deal with the overpopulation problem are people like Toni and
Sarah. They already don't want to reproduce, or even to retain the ability to do so.
Therefore, all it would take to create a following for their philosophy among like-
minded earth huggers is a good public relations program.

And of course, a high profile personality to head it up. Someone who drives a little
compact car, uses public transportation for longer trips and lives in a small, energy-
efficient house.
Doesn't sound much like a job for Al Gore, does it?


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BlankFriends of the Great Suwannee Reef, Save Our Suwannee,
Suwannee Audubon and anyone concerned with the conservation of
the Suwannee River Basin's water resources.
I am proud to announce the formation of the Suwannee River Keep-
ers. Currently we are jumping.through all the government hoops to
become affiliated with the other Riverkeepers groups and a 501.c3
non-profit organization.
Some of us who continued to oppose the dredging of McGriff's Pass
at the mouth of the Suwannee have formed a new organization, the
Suwannee River Keepers. It is a grassroots environmental advocacy
organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of the
Suwannee River. We are aggressive advocates for public policy and
regulation to protect, preserve and ensure the sustainable use of the
river's resources. We are vigilant in monitoring both the ongoing
health of the Suwannee River, as well as impending threats to it.
And we will team with other likeminded individuals and organiza-
tions to achieve our goals.
, During the last 8 years we have participated in the only manatee
study and protection program on the Suwannee River for the USGS
Sirenia Project and Florida Park Service. After 10 years of our op-
position to the proposed dredging the size of the project has been cut
by one third and the difficulty of obtaining Federal Funding has in-
creased. Other ongoing projects include opposition to the MFLs set
by the Suwannee River Water Management District, the active sup-
port of better spring protection laws, addressing the pollution near
Shired Island at the north end of the Great Suwannee Reef and dai-
ly monitoring of events that will immediately effect the health and
its levels.
Though our focus is on the Suwannee River, we will also monitor
water wars within the state. After all, what happens in one water
management district can happen to every water management dis-
trict. So we will be working with other groups that face the same
problems the Suwannee does.
In as little as five years, the demand for water in some areas of the
state will exceed what it can provide. It is sure to be a very traumatic
experience. Physiologists teach that there are only three possible
human reactions to such experiences: We run, freeze or fight. Run-
ning means leaving Florida, and that is not an option. Freezing
means staying numb and hiding from the problem, which is just not
my style. So the only option left for me is to fight with every legal
means available. This is what Suwannee River Keepers will do.
Please consider joining with us as we support sustainable develop-
ment and use of the Suwannee River's natural resources.
Thank you for yout attention to this request
Stan Meeks ;
Suwannee River Keepers Mission Statement
The Suwannee River Keepers is a grassroots environmental advoca-
cy organization that is the self-appointed guardians of the river sys-
tem. We are aggressive advocates for public policy and regulation
that protects, preserves and ensures the sustainable use of its re-
sources.
We believe the Suwannee and its tributaries and estuary which
make up one of the nation's largest river-delta estuarine systems -
are irreplaceable natural, cultural and historical assets. Within its
basin are first-magnitude springs, cypress domes and vast marshes,
as well as pine forests, oak hammocks and tangled swamps. This'
complex system supports such wildlife as endangered West Indian
manatees, soaring swallow-tailed kites and majestic bald eagles.
Recreational opportunities abound, from the Suwannee River
Wilderness Trail to state parks that protect springs to the grass beds
alive with fish for anglers.
Naturalist William Bartram wrote of its beauty and wonders in the
1700s, when he camped along the river with native tribes. Stephen
Foster documented the river and its people in song. Fishermen and
oystermen have made their livings here, and thousands continue to
depend on the river system for their livelihoods.
As "watchdogs" of this significant system, the Suwannee River
Keepers organization is vigilant in monitoring the health of the riv-
er as well as impending threats to it Using data gathered during
long-term on-site observations and knowledge gained from the latest
science using real-world demonstrations; we strive to brihg about
needed changes in public policy and regulatory codes. We identify
the most immediate threats, and aggressively pursue any and all le-
gal solutions to the problems.
We believe that any development in the Suwannee River Basin and
it Estuary should ensure the sustainability of its natural resources
more than it benefits those who would develop its resources. We
will work diligently and professionally to ensure this happens.


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Mrs. Everett:
This will be the last reply I will make concerning this matter
no matter what else your opinion is, because I have far better
things to'do than have a disagreement through the newspa-
per, you have managed to take this way to far. And by the
time you read this letter you will have read my daughters re-
ply of which she had all intentions of responding to you to,
begin with when she had the time to do so. She didn't write
the first one to start an argument of any kind, she was only
forming an opinion through OUR experience not YOURS.
And her letter was not written to be against any certain
coach by no means only by the fact of the program as a
whole. It is just as unorganized now, as it was when my son
was in pop warner many years ago, that is why I had him
play Levy County pop warner, they were far better organized
and he had plenty of playing opportunity and they were fair
in all aspects of the game. You can't tell me anything about'
the sports in Dixie County, I raised both of my kids in Dixie
County and they played ALL kinds of spots between the both
of them from elementary school all the way through high
school, so no I am not new to this by far. I only want to see
ALL kids treated fairly and be given all opportunity to learn
and play the sports no matter what sports it is. They PAY TO
PLAY.....that is the point here. As a parent I did not want
to PAY for my kids to be involved in sports and them not get
to play the game. And I don't want that for my grandkids ei-
ther. Their parents PAY the same as all do. So it is only fair
that they all have the same opportunity to play and be taught
the game so that when they do get in high school they have
learned what it is all about and won't have to start from the
bottom. but if not given the opportunity they won't have the
experience except standing on the sidelines of coarse. Yes
they are all a team a team regardless of on the field or side-
lines, water boys or whatever. But it don't make you feel like
a team player if you don't play They all have a job to do re-
.gardless. So your opinion of that is not refreshing at all. We
do instill in him that regardless of play time pay attention
and you will learn what to do and what not to do. But that
still is hard when your egar to play He is a very easy going
child and does not complain. But as a grandparent I want to
see more opportunity for all my grandkids. If you can't un-
derstand that then I am sorry about that. Let me make one
thing else clear here for all, his parents ha\ e nothing to do
with this, this is OUR opinion from what I have seen while I
was at the games. It has nothing to do with anybody else.
And maybe your satisfied with your childs team and as stated
before I am happy for you. But this has nothing to do with
you, or your husband as a coach or your team. And it is fun-
ny your the only one that seemed to have an issue with
our opinion. So you took this personally and it wasn't meant
to be that way Sorry you took it so personal. Talk about lis:
tening to hear say, guess you listened when "many people"
told you that you would hear from me. But everybody knows
that I stand by my family So I am glad they know me. So my
advice from this point is just let it go since the year is
over with anyway We know how you feel and you know how
we feel. So lets leave it at that. And we hope for a better year
for ALL the kids next year. And hope to see that ALL coaches
see the potential in each and every child and Use them to the
best of their ability for the best interest of their team. We all
want to see them ALL BE WINNERS, But win or loose as long
as they played their best. That is what is in important.
That they gave it their all.And I or any member of my fami-
ly would put on a coaches shirt or cheerleading shirt at any
time if we had the free time to do so. Wouldn't hesitate a bit.
So can my actions be louder than my words?, You bet ya. See
you next year, who knows we may be on the same team next
year so guess we need to support all. Don't you think? But in
any case-I will be watching.
.Patty Hall
Old Town








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Thursday November 29, 2007


Law Enforcement


CRASH NEAR OLD TOWN WEIGH STATION


Lea Plain, a Spiiri'hill, FL repsidelnt, -- katravelling Northbound on highway 19 on the inside lane. s. Plain's vehicle hit
standing water in the road causing her to lose control of her Ford SUV. Her truck slid into the median of highway 19 while ro-
Stating to the left. The SUV continued through the median and into the Southbound lanes colliding with Ailysha Boatwright.
The front end of Ms. Boatwright's car impacted the right side of the SUV causing Ms. Plain's vehicle to begin a spin to the
right. One vehicle came to rest on the West shoulder of 19, and the other came to a halt in the middle of the Southbound in-
side lane of the highway. Ms. Plain, as well as Ms. Boatwright and her two passengers were treated for minor injuries at
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High Springs Police Officer
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While conversing with each other at the traffic stop, informa-
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information revealed the two escapees were possibly travel-
ing in a black Honda that had sustained front-end damage.
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pants. High Springs Police Officer Kemp arrived and assisted
Troopers Caulk and Jordan.
Troopers quickly identified two of the occupants as escapees
Justin McCullough and William Bruton subsequently placing
them under arrest for Escape. The driver Shon Whitwood
and brother Ryan Whitwood, of Bell, Florida gave the follow-
ing account events leading up to the traffic stop.,
Earlier in the evening, Ryan Whitwood and his wife were
traveling on US 129. Escapee Justin McCullough stepped out
of a wooded area adjacent to the roadway as he approached
*-_ .-and flawed them down. As
Ryan stopped, Escapee Bru-
totn stepped out of the wood-
ed area. Escapee McCul-
Slouh offered Ryan Whit-
-- wood fiftN-dollars to give him
Sand Escapee Bruton a ride to
I Interstate 75. Ryan Whit-
wood accepted the offer, how-
Sever first took his wife home
J and picked up his brother
iiShon \Whitwood) to accom-
pany him oni the trip.
Escapee Bruton was experi-
IL. C 1111encing cramps, from dehydra-
tion from timing the
Sante Fe river during the es-
cape and asked Ryan Whit-
a 7d %ood to strp at the S&S con-
enient tort e to purchase a
Gatorade. Escapee McCul-
ilugh ea%- Shon Whitwood
appirox-iately $250 to make
o t ithe purchase.
Later: intelligence informa-
tion ias relayed to authori-
ties that the escapees may be in the aforementioned vehicle
and subsequently led to the arrest-of the fugitives.
"This is a prime example of the importance of high-visibility
enforcement and cooperative teamwork
among law enforcement agencies to get "bad guys" off the
street and provide a safe environment for our citizens to en-
joy a safe and happy Thanksgiving," said FHP Major Rick
Carpenter of the Florida Highway Phtrol. The Florida High-
way Patrol charged fugitives Justin McCullough and William
Bruton with "Escape" and booked them into the Alachua
County Jail.


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Announcements


In Loving Memory Of

Jake Alderson'Add" Summers'
December 8, 1910

January 23, 1992


In Loving Memory Of

Jyme Cyndel Young


December 3,
February 23,


1986
2002


ATTENTION BIKERS

On the 9th or 16th of February 2008, the America Legion
Post 91 and Auxiliary Unit 91 is putting on a motorcycle
road rally in support of our legion programs. We have
named this event the American Legion Freedom Ride in
recognition of Independence Day and the continued sup-
port to our disabled veterans and communities. The
event will start and end at the post and will involve at
least five different posts within the 4th District area.
Remember the success of this event means the proceeds
go towards the many legion programs we support in ~ur
communities. Maybe you would even like to sponsor an
appropriate prize such as a custom leather jacket or oth-
er item a motorcycle enthusiast would like. Cash dona-
tions allow the event committee the latitude to utilize the
funds to purchase necessary items to promote a success-
ful event. Whatever your business, we are most appre-
ciative of your support and ask that you give freely to
this important fund raising event. If you are mailing
your donation annotate the memo portion of your check
"American Legion Freedom Ride 2008," make it payable to
American Legion Post 91 and please send it to: American
Legion Post 91, PO Box 559, Trenton, FL 32693. The event
coordinator is Mr. Harry Zimmerman and can be reached
at 386-935-2655.


Sweet Cyndel,
The heart is not judged by
How much you love.,
But how much you are loved.
You will be loved
Forever, a day and a
tear drop.


Always missing you
with all of our hearts,
Mama, Daddy and Angel


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SUWANNEE RIVER
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Will be serving eggs. grits, gravy, sausage,
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In Loving Memory Of
Regina Fremen

11/30/66-12/4/04
I wonder if you've seen the Golden Gates and I wonder
if you have heard the angels sing Amazing Grace.
I wonder if you have sat down and talked to Jesus
about your life and I wonder if you've yet
seen the family that went before you.
I wonder if you are looking down on me
and saying that you are proud;
and I wonder why you left me with still yet to learn.
I still think of you every second of every day
just the tears are fading and a smile is
coming across my face,
Knowing that you're happy and no longer in pain.
I've found women who are teaching me
the things that you couldn't,
But don't worry Mom, they'll never
take your place, they are just there
Until I see you in my final resting place.
People tell me that everything happens for a reason
But I still don't understand the reason for death.
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Announcements & Calendar of Events


In Loving Memory Of

James Timothy Dyals

September 12, 1972

December 1, 2006


In Loving Memory Of

J.C. O'Neal'

December 4, 1920

November 4, 2007

Mr. J.C. O'Neal of Lakeland, FL passed away on
November 4, 2007, just short of his 87hbirthday,
due to .a long term illness. Mr. O'Neal attended
Dixie County High School where he graduated
with honors. He then joined the Navy where he
was based in the Pacific and Europe where he
took place in invasions. He was a hero to us. Af-
ter leaving the Navy, he attended the University
of Florida under the GI bill where he also taught
while obtaining his Engineer degree. After
graduating he then moved to Lakeland. FL and
began to work for WR. Grace & Co. He contin-
ued to work for WR. Grace until retirement in
the late 1980's. Mr. O'Neal led a fulfilled life. He
is survived by his wife and 2 children. He was al-
ways there for his siblings anytime we needed
him and always knew what to do in any situa-
tion. I don't know how many people remember
him, but my sister Marie and I wanted people to
know of his hard work and accomplishments.
We will love him always,
Emma O'Neal Rain and Marie O'Neal Miller


This 20W7 Christmas Parade of Homes sponsored by the Dixie County
Historical Society is rapidly approaching. This year we have 5 homes, 4
businesses and the Dixie County Cultural Center preparing for an
eveningof Christmas splendor andholiday fellowship! Thehomeowners
and businesses are: Rodney & Karen Hires and Simply Chic, Gini Over-
street and Nail Spa Tb Go & Facial Studio, Cross City Florist, Cross City
Dental, Dewey & Mickey Miller, James and Lee Miller, Shawn and Lisa
Stephens and The Dixie County Cultural Center There will be refresh-
ments available Each home will award a door prize draw from advance
ticket sales prior to the day of the event and several door prizes will be
awarded at the Cultural Center This drawing will be held at 8:45 from
signed-inattendees. Tickets are now on sale and will be requiredat each
location. The hours for this years event are 6-9pm. The price is still just
$10.00perticket,with children under the age of 16freeinthe company of
an adult. Tickets can be purchased at Cross City Florist or from Dixie
County Historical Society members. Please come out and join in the fes-
tivities


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Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Come to the Park at 3:00 p.m. and listen to
Santa's Elves read Christmas stories til 4:30 p.m.

Free Train Rides for Kids froIni
4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Santa will arrive a little after 5:00 p.m., so come
see him and get a free picture and gift from him!

Free Hot Dog and Sodas from 4:00 p.m.
as long as they last!
Free Hot Chocolate, as long as it lasts.

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Grief Support Groups Form-
ing- Free grief support groups in
the Tri-counties area. Free. Any-
one is welcome. Meetings will be
held in Cross City.and Williston.,
Williston Nursing and Rehabilita-
tion- Tuesdays from Oct. 2 to Nov.
13 from 2:30 to 4p.m. Please con-
tact Anne E. Stephenson, LCSW at
,(352) 493-2333 for more informa-
tion.
SUNDAY, DEC. 2nd The Dis-
abled American Veterans will
serve a turkey/ham dinner to all
Veterans and their families begin-
ning at 2 pm at the DAV hall on
Veterans Drive turn E. at the
flashing light S of Cross City then
right, hall is on your left. This is
our way of doing something for
our Veterans so come on out for a
free meal door prizes, raffles!

Meals on Wheels in Suwannee -
right now, there are no Meals on
Wheels community serving site in
Suwannee, Florida. Still, there are
many seniors in the community
that would benefit from the ser-
vice. A survey is being conducted
by Dr. Michael L. Lowery, Senior
Pastor at Suwannee.Fellowship to
determine who and how many in
the Suwannee vicinity may desire
to receive the service and how
many volunteers may be willing to
help offer the program. If you are
a senior and interested in receiv-
ing the Meals on Wheels program,
or would like to volunteer in offer-
ing the program, call 352-542-265,6
or email drDastorn(aol.com.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 383-
is open from 9 am until 9 pm. The
Legionnaires meet on the 3rd
Wednesday of each month and the
Auxiliary meets on the 2nd and
4th Wednesdays of each month; all
3 meetings at 7 pm. SAL meets on
the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each
month at 7:30 pm. Karaoke every
Tuesday night at 6 pm and Carl
Miller on the 1st Thursday of
every month. For more informa-
tion call 542-2021. ufn

Holy Cross Catholic Church -
Bingo every Tuesday evening 6:00
p.m US. 19. Doors open at 6:00
pm. -- snacks available. Free cof-
fee. Rosary every Tuesday at 3:00
pm. 352-498-5617

PREGNANT? Need help? Free
pregnancy test & confidential
counseling. Office hours: Monday
& Thursday, 11am-4pm. Look for
our sign on Hwy 19, across from
Dixie Co. High School. (352) 498-
7776. Ufn

Forest Park Hill Community
Center Has a Bingo every Mon-
day Evening, Doors open at 4:30
pm, games start at 6:30pm. Funds
are to support the center and char-
ities.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
#5625, Chiefland, would like to
announce the annual Voice of
Democracy and Patriot's Pen
Scholarship Awards. Applications
are available at the local high and
middle schools or contact Jacob
Wynn, 352-493-1159 at the VFW.

TOPS MEETING- Take off
pounds sensibly meets at St. Al-
ban's Church North Chiefland.
Hwy 19- Wednesday 10:30am for


more information 352-542-3131.

ANNUAL CRAFT FESTIVAL --
The Stephen C. O'Connell Center
is proud to announce that they
will be' hosting North Central
Florida's largest indoor Craft Fes-
tival on Saturday and Sunday De-
cember 1st & 2nd. Craft Festival is
the perfect place to find reason-
ably priced, unique gifts to five to
everyone including family,
friends, teachers and even work
associates. In addition, it's an op-
portunity to find one-of-a-kind
items for the home and yard. This
year's show will consist of over
250 ; of the East Coast's finest
crafters and at --isns. Vendors in
the show will be selling every-
thing from Gator paraphernalia,
glass, hand carved wood items,
clothes, personalized gifts, soaps,
candles, jewelry, handbags, pet
gifts, picture frames, marionettes,
quilts and much, much more.
Newberry's Backyard BBQ will be
serving'hamburgers, cheeseburg-
ers, BBQ pork sandwiches and
french fries, not to mention the
hot dogs, pizza, cotton candy,
roasted nuts, kettle corn, snow
cones, iced tea and pretzels! Ad-
mission to the Craft Festival is $3
for the general public, $1 for stu-
.dents who provide a valid Gator
ID at the Box Office and free for
children 12 and under. One-dollar
off coupons for the Craft Festival
are available at its website at:
http://www.oconnellcenter.ufl.ed
u/craftfestival or through various
other media outlets. Craft Festival
will be held December 1 from 10
am until 6 pm and December 2
from 10 am until 5 pm. For more
information on attending the
Craft Festival please call (352) 392-
5500. 45,46,47,48,49

NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE!!
SUWANNEE .RIVER SHRINE
CLUB BREAKFAST AND
TURKEY SHOOT! Join us on Sat-
urday December 1st! 1/2 Mile
North of Fanning Springs on 26!
Will be serving eggs, grits, gravy,
sausage, pancakes, biscuits, tea
and coffee! All You Can Eat for
$4.00! While you are.there, check
out the crafts for sale as well as the
Pure Cane Syrup for sale! Pro-

ceeds benefit the Suwannee River
Shrine Club and are not tax-de-
ductible! EOW-1/3

Holiday Support Group Haven
Hospice offers a two-week grief
support group focusing on helping
individuals during the holidays,
as it can be a difficult time for
those who have lost someone they
love. Members can express their
feelings and thoughts and gain an
understanding of grief and how it
impacts their lives. It also pro-
vides an opportunity to share and
receive information from other
members. You must register to at-
tend. Where: Haven Hospice Tri
Counties Care Center, 311 NE 9th
Street, Chiefland. When: Tues-
days, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, 2007, 10
am -11:30 am. For more informa-
tion or to register, contact Anne
Stephenson at (352) 493-2333 or
(800) 677-5428. Haven Hospice is
North Florida's expert in end-of-
life and palliative care and is one
of eight 2007 Circle of Life
Award honorees nationwide to
be recognized as leaders in im-
proving the care of patients near


the end of life or with life-threat-
ening conditions. Haven Hospice
has also been recognized as a
Florida Pacesetter for its leader-
ship in promoting living wills. Li-
censed in Florida since 1980 as a
not-for-profit hospice, Haven Hos-
pice has served more than 35,000
patients and families. For more
information visit www.havenhos-
pice.org or call (800) 727-1889
The 2007 Christmas Parade of
Homes, sponsored by the Dixie
County Historical Society, is
planned for Saturday December
1st from 6-9pm. This year's event
promises to be a night of variety
and opportunity. We have 5
homes, 4 businesses and the Dixie
County Cultural Center partici-
pating in the parade this year.
Each location will be decked out
for an evening full of holiday
cheer. There will be refreshment
available as well as a variety of
-door prizes to be awarded at the
Cultural Center. Tickets will go
on sale on Monday, November
19th. They will be available from
Historical Society .members or
you can purchase yours at Cross
City Florist. The price is still just
$10.00 per. person. Children, ac-
companied by an adult, under the
age of 16 are free. Tickets will be
required at each stop on the' pa-
rade. This has always been a ma-
jor fundraiser for the Dixie Coun-
ty Historical Society' We appreci-
ate your participation and hope
that you, will come away with a
smile on your face and ready to
take on the upcoming holiday sea-
son with renewed joy, as well as a
few new decorating ideas! 49
DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS ON
THE SQUARE & FESTIVAL OF
LIGHTS -- Perry, Florida. A fami-
ly-oriented event, which promises
to bring fun,' excitement and a
true spirit of Christmas. Snow
play area, lighting ceremony, chil-
dren's train rides, face painting,
bounce house, strolling Santa
with treats for the kids, photos
with Santa, Horse Drawn Car-
riage rides, Food, Live Entertain-
ment, Window Displays, Down-
town Hospitality, Luminaries, Ex-
tended Shopping Hours, Live Na-
tivity Scene, Fite Truck and Tal-
ent Show! Come and Enjoy!
December 1, 2007 4-8 pm. For more
information, call Sharron Dor-
man (850) 838-2021 49
NA MEETINGS -- Monday at
6:30 pm at the Old Town United
Methodist Church.
CHRISTMAS IN PARK -- Theta
Chi Beta Sigma Phi sponsors this
event on Saturday, Dec. 1st, 2007 at
the park in Cross City Santa's
elves will read Christmas stories
from 3-4:30 pm. Free Train rides
for kids from 4-7 pm. Santa will
arrive a little after 5 pm, get a free
picture with him and a gift! Free
Hot Dogs and sodas from 4 pm (as
long as they last); free hot choco-
late (as long as it lasts). Cake
walk! Steinhatchee United
Methodist Church Choir will en-
tertain.us at 6:30 pm. Come and
join us! 49

OLD COUNTRY MUSIC -- at the
Cattleman's Hall, December 12th
& 19th. Starting in January, first
and third Wednesday of each
month. NO ADMISSION
CHARGE! For more information,
call Dan Hilligoss, 542-9747. Doors
open at 6:00 pm.


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DIXIE COUNTY WELCOMES


NEW COURT ADMINISTRATOR .


Thursday NOVEMBER 29, 2007


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.iJuge xobherlein and Clerk of the Court Dana Cannon Johnson welcome our new
Court Administrator Sondra Williams (Center).
On Monday, November 26 Judge Frederick Koberlein, along with Clerk of the Court
Dana Cannon Johnson welcomed our new Court Administrator at the Dixie County
Courthouse. Ms. Sondra Williams will be ensuring that our Courthouse has all the
staff and support it needs to function as a whole.
Her staff will be responsible for supervising court reporting, managing the Cir-
cuit's Master Calendar, Implementing the Circuit's court programs, as well as coop-
erating with clerks of court, judicial assistants, and security personnel on issues,
such as jury management, courtroom use, and case management. lyls. Williams will
also be working personally as a liason to local and statewide committees, working
closely with the Chief Judge on the development of the Circuit's Budget.
"...I was real happy to be on the As if that weren't enough,
Court Administration provides
committee that interviewed Ms. Williams Dixie County with a General
and was responsible for hiring her. She Magistrate who will come to
Dixie County each week and
stood head and shoulders above all other assist the Deputy Clerks and
applicants. It's good to be going back to the County Judge to promptly
home-growntalent.. administer probate cases, a
home-grown talent... Child Suppor Hearing Officer,
~ Judge Koberlein Family Law Mediators who will
come to Dixie County as need-
ed, a Domestic Violence Coordinator to oversee the handling of domestic violence
cases, and County Court mediators who will assist small claims parties to resolve
their cases. The proceeding list is just a few of the many things our new Court Ad-
ministrator will be providing.
"I'm honored to have been selected for this position in my. home circuit. I look for-
ward to working with the Third Circuit Judges and staff, as well as local officials in
the 7 counties of the Circuit, to ensure that the services we provide are of the high-
est quality possible and that people are safe when they come into our courts," said
Williams. '
A Taylor County native and current resident, Williams comes to this position from
the Florida Network of Children's Advocacy Centers where she held the position of
Chief Executive Officer since 2003. Prior to that, she served as Director of Florida's
Task Force on.Children's Justice, a Senior Court Analyst at the Office of the State
Courts Administrator at the Florida Supreme Court, and a Deputy Clerk at the Leon
County Clerk of Courts. Williams holds a MastersDegree in Public Administration
from Troy State University.
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TOM WHITE TO LEAD
OSCEOLA BATTLE
AGAINST HOMETOWN
DEMOCRACY

Businessman fears amend-
ment could kill all growth in
Florida

(ORLANDO, FL November
27, 2007) Floridians for
Smarter Growth (FSG) today
announced CenterState Bank
President and CEO Tom
White will lead the fight
against the so-called Home-
town Democracy amend-
ment. With his appointment
as the group's General Chair-
person for Osceola County,
Mr. White has joined a rapid-
ly growing coalition.
statewide.

"The addition of Tom to our
team is a great advancement
in our strategy to reach all
areas in the state that would
be dramatically affected by
Hometown Democracy," said
Mark Wilson, FSG Treasurer
and executive vice president
of the Florida Chamber of
Commerce. "With large
tracts of undeveloped land
and fully-developed tourist
areas, Osceola County incor-
porates both ends of the de-
velopment spectrum and is
significant in winning this
battle."

"I am honored to be a part of
the FSG's growing leadership
coalition," Mr. White said.
"As a longtime resident of
Osceola County, I have seen
first hand the importance of
new and well-managed devel-
opment."


"Unfortunately, Hometown
Democracy would turn a
careful planning process into
a political process, forcing
development to a halt," Mr.
White explained. "This
amendment will negatively
affect all businesses in the
state turning our economy
into a downward spiral."

Mr. White has been with Cen-
terState Bank since 1989
when it started out as First
National Bank of Osceola
County and later took the
bank public in 2000. Cur-
rently, he serves on the
Board of Directors for Heav-
enly Hoofs, a therapeutic rid-
ing organization, the Kissim-
mee/Osceola Chamber of
Commerce, and is the Chair-
man of the Osceola Liaison
Committee for the Metro
Economic Development Com-
mission. Mr. White has pre-
viously spent time serving as
the President of the Kiwanis
Club of Kissimmee, and as a
Chairman for both the Unit-
ed Way of Osceola and Ju-
nior Achievement of Osceo-
la.

Floridians for Smarter
Growth was founded by Sun-
shine State community and
business leaders to fight ex-
treme special interests
bound to destroy Florida's
unique quality-of-life under
the guise of the Hometown
Democracy amendment.
Please visit
www.FLSmarterGrowth.org
for more information and to
download, sign, and submit
the Smarter Growth petition.


MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM AVAILABLE

The Nature Coast Master Gardener (NCNG) program is
accepting applications for enrollment. The program
serves Dixie, Gilchrist, and Levy Counties. NCMG is di-
rectly affiliated with the University of Florida/IFAS Ex-
tension Service through the extension offices in Dixie,
Gilchrist and Levy Counties.

The gesualsof the UF/IFAS Master Gardeners program are
:o increase the availability of horticultural information
for the community at large and to improve the quality of
Life for the residents of each county in Florida through
horticulture volunteer activities.

[n order to become a Master Gardener, one must success-
fully complete an intensive course of study. Upon gradu-
ation, Master Gardeners agree to function as volunteers
who execute a variety of outreach tasks as determined by
the local Master Gardener Coordinator.

The initial course of study will consist of nine class ses-
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A LUNCH YOU CAN FEEL
GOOD ABOUT

This December the Dixie County High School leadership
class along with their instruct
tor Kathryn McInnis will be
exercising the gift cf qiv-
ing. They are holding a .
benefit dinner for Maril
ah Hamilton, a young
Cross City resident
that suffers from a se-
ries of birth defects
known as VATER asso-.
ciate disease. Help tem i
help others by donating a /
case of chicken, baked :
beans, rolls, a desert, and le"
potato salad to get the dinner going.
Tickets are being sold for a $5.00 donation and the din-
ner will lbe held at the Cross City Park on Decem-
ber 7th beginning at 11am. For tickets or more-infor-
mation please call Kathryn Mclnnis at (352) 498-6409.
Let's give this family the gift that keeps on giving.

Mariah is currently undergoing an alternative therapy
in Michigan that is designed to help her try to avoid
spinal surgery. Her spine is being gently manipulated in
an attempt to correct some of the misalignment. Her
motherand sister Lyddie are with her and must stay in
Michigan for her treatment until February It is difficult
for them to be away from home, their father and pets for
such an extended time, especially over the holidays. Her
therapy is not covered by their health insurance. (Al-
though the extremely painful and dangerous surgery of
course, is.) Please come enjoy a great lunch you can feel
good about.

AARP TAX AIDE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

AARP Tax-Aide is the nations largest free tax assistance
and preparation service. Volunteers train and study in
January, then prepare taxes from February 1 to April 15.

We need your help serving your friends and neighbors
in Dixie County. Please call Bob at 352-463-8936 or email
at RCBurkhardt@earthlink.net for more information.


run tor 9 successive Thursdays ending on March 20, 2008.
Classes will begin at 9:30 am and end no later than
3:30pm. Sessions will be held in Fanning Springs.

Enrollment will be limited to 20 students selected on the
basis of a written application and brief interview. There
is no cost to the program this year.

Interested residents of Dixie, Gilchrist, and Levy Coun-
ties can submit a written request for a 2008 Master Gar-
dener Class Application Packet. Requests should be sent
-to:

Levy County Extension Service
Nature Coast Master Gardener Application Request
Attn: Anthony Drew
P. 0. Box 219
Bronson, FL 32696
Or by toll-free phone at 1-866-542-4496.
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Joyce Snoddy displaying a table runner made for her Thanksgiving table.


Springhouse quilters have been busy completing pro-
jects started during the year and getting ready for the
holiday season. During November, the night group of
the quilters had a workshop on making a quilted table
runner for their Thanksgiving table. Featured on the
table runners were beautiful ,fall-colored leaves depict-
ing the season. Joyce Snoddy used fabric to outline the
beautiful leaves on her runner. Mary Kay Lucas choice
a different approach by using her embroidery machine
to make the leaves on her table runner. Both runners,
while different, were very beautiful and were very us-
able during the Thanksgiving season. .

Both the day group and the night group have workshops
(classes) on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Sometimes
an outside teacher is brought in to teach a special tech-
nique. Many times one of the Springhouse members will
learn a new pattern or technique and will teach the oth-
ers members. A quilt teacher'is much like a coach- she
will give the quilter the inspiration, desire and the
push to start and complete another quilted project.
Springhouse members are always eager to learn new
techniques and patterns. ,.

The annual Christmas party for Springhouse Quilters
will be held during the first week of December. New offi-
cers will be installed and beginning in January, a new
quilt year with new leaders will begin.

For additional information on Springhouse Quilters,
contact Jan Litzinger, 463 3971, or Lois Scott, 463-2207.



D.A.V. HOSTS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS
DINNER FOR ALL VETERANS

The Disabled Amereican Veterans will host its annual free
Christmas Dinner for all Veterans and their families on
Sunday, Dec. 2nd, at 2:00 PM at the DAV Hall on Airport
Rd., south of Cross City at the blinking lights. Turkey ham
and all the trimmings will be served so don't cook cook
eat with your Veteran friends and let me know how much
you appreciate what they have and are doing in this United
States. We will have door prizes, raffles, and music some-
thing for everyone --our local Jr. R.O.T.C. will also be with
us to help make this a great day ifor our Veterans.


Message from U.S.

Sen. Mel Martinez

As we gather with our families and
friends during the holiday season, let us
remember the sacrifices by the brave men
and women serving our nation overseas.
By giving up their time to defend our free-
dom and bring '
Freedom to others, many of the more than
190,000 soldiers serv-
ing our nation abroad
have also given up .______
their ability to be the
main provider for
their family In no
time of the year is
their absence felt E SUPP(
greater OUR TROO1
than during the holi-
day season. FAMILIE

In the spirit of the
holiday season a time for generosity and
goodwill toward others consider the fi-
nancial and emotional strain lengthy de-
ployments can have on America's military
families. During their time
of need, please consider sending a dona-
tion to one of the service organizations
listed below or a military support organi-
zation of your choosing serving our ser-
vice men and women, their families and
our wounded veterans.

These organizations help to ease the finan-
cial distress of the holiday season for mili-
tary men and women and their families.
They do this by providing interest-free


loans and grants for emergency needs
such as
food, rent and utilities. They also provide
assistance in the form of grants and no-in-
terest loans for educational purposes.

Military families already suffer the stress
of having a loved one deployed overseas.
During this time of year, there is perhaps
no better way to honor the families of our
bravest Americans than by donating to a
military service organization.


Mel Martinez is a
U.S. Senator for
Florida.

Military relief or-
ganizations:

Navy-Marine Corps
Relief Society
www.nmcrs.org
crs.org/>


Army Emergency Relief www.adrhq.org


Air Force Aid Society www.afas.org


Coast Guard Mutual Relief
www.cgmahq.org


Wounded Warrior Project www.wounded-
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It was early Sunday morning, November 25th, when Gail Carrier, the owner of Gail's Cafe in
Old Town put on her annual "Breakfast With Santa". Now here's where the "Big Heart"
comes in. Word has it she donated all proceeds from Sunday to Toys for Tots. The dish wash-
er, the cook, and the waitresses weren't going to let Gail have all the fun, so they donated all
of their time, too.
This thing was getting bigger by the minute, Vince Arcadi, the coordinator for Toys for Tots
was there with his wife Pat, Boo Gaudin and his wife Fran, Mike Harrold and wife Shirley,
Casper and Juelle Mullikin, all of the Tri-Count Marine Corps League members were all do-
nating their time as Toys for Tots volunteers.
As breakfast went on an old, beat-up marine showed up in Dress Blues just to have the honor
of having a picture taken with Gail, the lady with the-big heart. The Marine claimed he had
two hearts, his own, and a Purple Heart, but admitted that both would not quite measure up
to her big heart.
Oh my! Santa arrived and sat in the huge chair prepared for him and gave out toys to the
children as they sat on his lap and told Santa what they wanted for Christmas.Pat took pic-
tures of the kids with Santa and also donated the proceeds to Toys for Tots.
So there you have it, a good time was had by all, a few laughs, a few tears, a lot of, feelings
from the heart.
Gail, the lady with the biggest heart of all is also a Marine mom. Ooh Rah. Put that in, your
sea bag, and please donate to Toys for Tots this year. Thank you from the heart.
Reported by an anonymous Marine.
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? -
The Cross City Devils vs. the Tampa Bay Ti eris
at DCHS this Satirda,. December 1st at .3 n m 1 .
$3.00 adults $1.01 with any canned fioodl itm" ,
$3.00 Children ..
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NOVEMBER 29 AS "DISABILITY RIGHTS DAY"














Tallahassee, Florida November 29, 2007 November 29,
2007 will be "DISABILITY RIGHTS DAY" in Florida as a
result of a Resolution adopted by the Florida Cabinet on
November 14, 2007. The Resolution also recognized 30
years of protection and advocacy for persons with
disabilities in Florida and the anniversary of the Advoca-
cy Center for Persons with Disabilities, Inc.
The,30th Anniversary and DISABILITY RIGHTS DAY will
be recognized at a "Remembering and Renewing" dinner
to be held in Tallahassee on November 29th, where Chief


It's that time again, Totys for Tots is here! You wil need to fill out an application in order to
receive toys. Distribution in Dixie County will be at the United Christian Services in Cross
City on December.15th from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Applications can be obtained at United
Christian Services (352)-498-5702, and at local Churches and area schools. Applications can be
approved and returned to United Christian Services in Cross City.


DIXIE COUNTY HUMANE
SOCIETY PET OF THE
WEEK
Jasmine is an affectionate, little,
female, five-month old Terrier/Mix.
She loves people and gets along with
other dogs. Jasmine will stay small
in size so if you,are looking for a lap
dog, she would make a great, loyal
companion.


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Jasmine is pictured above with
Joseph Stewart, an eleven-year old, 5th
grader at Old Town Elementary.
Joseph is an animal lover and some-
,times stops by our Saturday adop-
tions to lend us a hand. This past Sat-
urday Joseph spent his own money to
buy all of the dogs some chewies. It
was very cute to see all of the dogs,
bigand small, entertained with their gifts. Thanks
Joseph.


We will be returning to CITGO gas ,station in Old Town this coming Saturda'.' for our
pet adoptions from 12:30 to 400 p.m. Dixie County Humane Society, Po Box 192, Old
Town, FL 32680 Pamela Swanson 542-1081

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Justice R. Fred Lewis, Lieutenant Governor Jeff
Kottkamp, and others will speak. "We'll be celebrating 30
years of disability rights progress in Florida, but we'll
also be renewing our commitment to this important cause
and regrouping.to.help Floridians with disabilities who.v1i.,
face many challenges,", stated Gary J. WVscton, E. .et.-,:'.'
Director of the Advocacy Center.
The Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities, Inc. is
Florida's federally authorized and funded, Governor-des-
ignated "protection and advocacy system" for Floridians
with disabilities. The Advocacy Center advocates for
more than three million Floridians with disabilities and
helps more than 7,000 individuals annually. The Advoca-
cy Center. provides information and referrals, legal ser-
vices including litigation, community education and out-
reach, investigations and monitoring of facilities and
programs, self-advocacy support, legislative and public
policy advocacy, and other services.
Protection and advocacy for persons with disabilities be-
gan in Florida in 1977 when Governor Reubin Askew ap-
pointed the Governor's Commission on.Advocacy for Per-
sons with Developmental Disabilities. Ten years
later the Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities,
Inc., was formed and continues to work to advance the
quality of life, dignity, equality, self-determination and
freedom of choice of Floridians with disabilities through
collaboration, education, advocacy, as well as legal and
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IT IS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS TIME

Once again the time has slipped away and now Christmas
is almost upon us. The children are busy making their
wish list for Santa and he and his elves are so very busy
getting ready for the BIG DAY! We wonder where has the
year gone but we now are into Christmas shopping and
looking forward to the holidays. Soon it will be time to
ring in the New Year!
The Festival of Lights and Christmas Boat Parade com-
mittee has been busy as well. This will be our 19th year
putting on this wonderful event.
With various vendors getting their applications in and
making plans to come show you what they have to offer,
from many art and crafts to some oooh so good foods to
choose from. We have also been rounding up some great
entertainment as well. The Chiefland Dance Studio will
be performing on stage with their exciting routine while
the Mercy Mountain Boys are tuning up to bring you
some of their favorites. The Amos Philman Band is once
again bringing their favorites for you to listen and per-
haps chime in. Our own Bill Roberson, the Suwannee
Cracker, will be bringing you some of his own renditions
of the Suwannee River feelings, while the Rick Gordon
Band will be bringing you some of their favorites. New to
our group this year is the Bluegrass Prophets Gospel
Quartet that you .will surely enjoy.
There will be a Rock Wall Climb to try your luck.
at climbing, the Moonwalk games, watching the juggler
perform some amazing tricks, even on stage, and riding
his unicycle. He will also do some classes on juggling for
those that might be interested. Santa will be there hop-


ing all the children will bring their wish list for him to
look over for Christmas morning.
The Car Club has been busy will many owners of
those beautiful Classics that want to come show off their
beauties. The Park will be filled with approximately 100
of them for you to look over and help decide the winners.
Have you purchased your Yellow Rubber Duck
yet? I. understand that they are almost gone, so don't wait
too long to get yours lined up so it will be ready for the
big race down the river at 3:30 in the afternoon. Some
great prizes for the first 3 winners!
Mary Frances will be selling tickets at the festival
for the drawings for some wonderful gifts donated by our
great businesses. There will be a drawing every hour and
they will be announced from the stage at the time. If you
are not present, you will be notified if you are the lucky
winner.
To help minimize traffic congestion at the bridge,
Kentucky Street, at the foot of the bridge, will be one way
into the Park. There will NO exit at this point due to the
traffic hazard, especially for those that would like to go
south on Highway 19. Exit from the area will be on Flori-
da Street between Huckleberry's BBQ and the Cadillac
Motel. There will be some free parking in and about the
park. The Fanning Springs State Park will permit park-
ing at the Park during the day with park admission pay-
ment and for2$2.00 per vehicle after 5:00 pm.
So REMEMBER everyone to make your plans to come to.
the Fort Fanning Park on Saturday, December 8th at.9;00
o'clock to enjoy a fun filled day of entertainment, games,
good food and many crafts to choose from. What a great
way to find that last minute gift for someone special.
If you would like to participate with a booth for your art
& crafts, set up a.food
booth or enter your boat in
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.... I have time.


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New standards released last week would require Florida
public schools to
teach students about
evolution beginning _
in the third grade.
The new science
standards do not in-
clude intelligent de-
sign.

The current curricu-
lum uses the phrase
"biological changes
over time" in place
of evolution.:
A 45-member com-
mittee began revis-
ing the science standards in May in response to a failing
grade in a 2005 report on Florida's public school science
curriculum, The Ledger of Lakeland, Fla., reported. The
state Department of Education will vote in January on
whether to adopt the new standards.
Mickey Carter, pastor at Landmark Baptist Church, said
there should be a balance between intelligent design
and evolution in the curriculum.
"We are denying freedom of ideas, speech and shutting
down one side," Carter told The Ledger. "The kids ought
to be able to study both sides of it, so we don't just turn
out a bunch of rubber-stamped robots in the classroom."
TAKE ACTION
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NOTICE

The Dixie Soil and Water
Conservation District
Board will hold their reg-
ular scheduled monthly
meeting on Tuesday, De-
cember 11, 2007 at 6:30
p.m. The meeting w ill be
held at Dixie County Pub-
lic Library ifi Cross Cit:.
Florida.

A copy of the agenda may
be obtained by calling
Darlene Smithat(352)
486-2672 X 3.
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Southerners are known far and wide for their-hospitality.
A good citizen of the South would never insult a visitor,
but we wise ones also know .how to say thevery worst
things in a most civilized way. Here's a story, for example,
about former U. S. President Jimmy Carter's wonderful
mother; Lillian.
According to author Gail Gilchriest in her book Bubbas
and Beaus, Miz LiUllian was suffering a'fool gladly in her
Georgia home when the following exchange took place:
Yankee reporter: "Yes, Mrs. Carter. is it true your son has.
never told a lie?"
Nliz Lillian: "Well, that depends whether you mean a real
lie or just a little old white
lie."
Yankee reporter: "Oh? What,
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ASHLEY INICULE

SNEDEKER BYRD


and

JOLEA MICHELLE BYRD

ASHLEY NICOLE SNEDEKER BYRD and JOLEA
MICHELLE BYRD of Steinhatchee passed away tragi-
cally on Thursday, November 22, 2007 as a result of an
automobile accident. Both mother and daughter have
spent their lifetimes in Dixie and Taylor County.

They are survived by spouse and father, Jason Byrd;
Ashley's parents and JoLea's maternal grandparents
Doug and Darlene Snedeker of Old Town and Tammy
and Tony Bryson of Trenton; JoLea's Paternal Grand-
mother, Carol .Cline of Steinhatchee; Ashley's sisters
and JoLea's aunts, Megan Ann Snedeker and Toni Bre-
ann K. Bryson, both of Trenton; Ashley's: stepsister,
Amanda Reeves of Old Town; Ashley's stepbrother
Jessie Reeves of Old Town; JoLea's Maternal Great
Grandmother, Juanita C. Parker of Brooksville and
Judith Ann Green of Baton Rouge, LA and many
aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousin.: JoLea was
preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Tommy
Cline and both were preceded in death by Ashley's
grandfathers and JoLeas great grandfathers, Johnny
Ray McElreath and Russell Snedeker, Sr.

Funeral Services for Ashley and JoLea will be held-
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 2:00 PM at the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home-Chapel with Rev. Bobby Lind-
sey officiating. Burial will follow at Lee Cemetery. A
visitation will be held Tuesday, November 27, 2007 be-
tween the hours of 5 and 7 PM at the Rick Gooding Fu-
neral Home.

Arrangements have been placed under the care of the
Rick Gooding Funeral Home, US Highway 19, Cross
City, (352) 498-5400.



r KOYED ELVOY DEES, JR

KOYED ELVOY DEES, JR., 32, of Old Tow n passed
away Wednesday, November 21, 2007at his home. Mr.
Dees was a lifetime resident of Dixie County. He'was
of Baptist faith.

He is survived by his mother. Barbara Carter of old
Town; step-father, Tommy Reeves of Old Town; sister;
Barbara Dees of Old Town; step-sisters, Jenny, Tiffany
and Arlene Smith of Old Town, 2 nieces and 3
nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 24,
2007 at 2PM at Keen Cemetery in Suwannee with Rev.
Carroll Lee officiating. A visitation was held prior to
services between the hours of 12:30 PM and 2 PM.

Arrangements were, placed under the care of the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home, US Highway 19, Cross City
(352) 498-5400.,




NEW PROSPECT BAPTIST NEWS

We truly hope you had a happy and bountiful Thanksgiv-
ing. We continue to thank God for all His wonderful
blessings and, most of all, for His son Jesus, Who died on:
the cross for us! As always, it was good to be back in
church on Sunday, listening to the beautiful songs by our
choir, and hearing the messages which God had in store
for us at this particular time. Bro. Billy very ably deliv-.
ered these messages, choosing his text from Ecclesiastes
9:la for the morning message, and Psalms 89:33
for the evening message.

The performers continue to practice enthusiastically for,
our annual Christmas Play scheduled for the evening of
Dec. 16th, preceded by our Christmas Dinner at the
church annex immediately following the morning ser-
vices. We aithvay's look forward to this exciting time of the
year, as there is no other like it and, the reason for the
season is our Savior! In other news, we extend our con-
gratulations to Len and Jeri Lyn Beckham, who were mar-
ried on Saturday, Nor ember 17th, 2007,.

We were very pleased to have visitors again Sunday, and
look forward to all new and return visitors...welcome to,
New Prospect!. Have a good week, and remember to be in
prayer for all those)on the church prayer lists, our Presi-
dent and other leaders, and all the people in our armed
forces. May God bless you.


Please study the plan of



SALVATION

Hebrews 5:9,11:6 John 14:6
Romans 1:16 Acts 4:12
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
Mark 16:15-16
Colossians 2:11-13, 1:13-14
Galations 1:6-9
Hebrews 4:12
2 Corinthians 5:10


Acts 8:30-39
1 Peter 3:21


2 Thessalonians 1:7-9
John 12:48
Romans 16:16


We love you and ask that
you pass this on.

God Will Bless You


TOMMY LEE CARTER, J


TOMMY LEE CARTER, JR. 62, retired Cross City Police
Department and Area Coordinator for Head Start, died
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at his home. Lifetime resi-
dent of Dixie County, graduate of Santa Fe Community
College and a member of Royal Temple Church of God in
Christ.

Proceeded in death by a daughter, Felita Carter. Sur-
vivors include wife Florence Carter, Cross City FL; three
sons Tommy Carter, III, Michael Carter and Akeem
Shultz all of Cross City; five daughters Sharon Carter,
Constance Carter, Angela Henry, Chelsa Carter, and Jene-
sia Teague all of Cross City, stepfather Joseph Grant,
Apopka, FL, four brothers Willie M. Carter, Gainesville,
FL, Wilbert Carter, Eugene Carter and 'Willie J. Carter all
of Cross City; two sisters Ethel Carter, GainesVille. FL
and Ruby Carter, Miami. FL, twenty-three grandchildren
and ten great grandchildren.

Services for Mr. Carter will be held on Saturday Decem-
ber 1, 2007 at 1:00 PM Dixie County High School Gymnasi-
um, Cross City with Pastor Ella Peterson, officiating.,

Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Old Town,
FL under the care of Chestnut Funeral Home, 18 NW 8th
Ave, Gainesville, FL.

Visitation will be 3:00-8:OOPM Friday, November 30, 2007 at
Chestnut Memorial Chapel. The cortege will form at the
Some of Mrs. Florence Carter, 53 NE 2:l3th Ave, Cross
FL at 12:15 PM..


Due to an editorial decision, The Word Made Fle-h and The
Tabernacle of God will no longer be appearing in the Advo-
cate. JInterested readers wll] be able to follow it at the Times.


First Baptist Church of Cross City
US 19 *- Cross City
I have ome that they may have life, and hae IIt mom abundantly. John 10:10
Sunday School 9:30A- Morning Worship 10:45A
AWANAS 6:00 Evening Worship 7P
Wed GA's & RA's 6P Youth 7P
Adult Bible Study & Prayer. 7P Choir 8P ,
Pastor Mike Brown
(352) 498-5107


We were blessed with a huge crowd at our Sunday morn-
.. ,i. rig worship service, including any visitors whom we
would love to see again and gain.

Next Sunday at 9 a.m., please join us for our delicious
monthly breakfast--everyone is welcome.


Our Lydia Youth and young children have been diligently
preparing their Christmas program. We invite you all to
attend this event on December 16th, followed by a wonder-
ful dinner honoring Jesus' birthday.

Remember, at Lydia, everybody is somebody and Christ is
everything.

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO
.SURVIVE
THE CARDBOARD CITY?
Date: December 7, 2007
Time; 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Purpose: Help needy families
Location: Harvest Winds "Old Skating Rink"
(south of Cross City)
For more information contact: Frank Whitehead
352-578-5187

CALLING ALL YOUTH GROUPS!
There will be a fundraiser December 7th at harvest
Winds
We are trying to gather Christmas Baskets for local
needy families!

THERE WILL BE GAMES AND PRIZES!
Prizes will be egien for the best cardboard houses!
Prizes include gift cards and- certificates!
If you would like to participate, please bring three or
more canned vegetables.

For more .information contact Frank Whitehead 352-578-
5187. -

OLD TOWN METHODIST COOKIE WALK
December 8th from 9AM to 1 PM

,One of the happiest times of the year is almost here! It is
the Cookie Walk at Old Town Methodist church! December
9th, 9 am until 1 am in'our Fellowship Hall. you pick out a
tin of your choice, then you select the cookies you put in it.

Fun is what its all about. Such great cookies to eat as you
satisfy your cookie desires. there will be all kinds of cook-
ies, even some sugar free types.

Come join us for this-happy occasion--an event you are
bound to enjoy!


New Prospect Baptist Church
'US 19 Between Cross City & Old Town
S Jes-u is. Tr,e mn-i,r For Your Life
Sunas, Scro:.l 10, Mic.-mring Worship 11A
Chdrer. s Cr.urcr. 11 E Ianing Worship 7P
Wednesday Evening 7P
Pastor Billy Robson
(352) 498-3711


Calvary Temple Assembly of God
Suwannee Lumber Road Cross City
S. "Join Us ForA Visit, Stay For A Lifetime."
SundayWorship ~- 10:30 A
W. Wednesday Evening Service 7P .
Kid Church -Ages 3-5 & 6-12
Pastor Jim Hurst
(352) 498-3023


First Baptist Church of Old Town Old Town United Methodist Church Central Baptist Church
"Welcome To God's House Won't You Come On In" US 19 Old Town Intersection of Camp St. & Horseshoe Beach Rd.
Sunday School 10A* Morning Worship 11A Food Pantry Open 8am -11am, Mon Thurs.
Evening Worship-~ 6P '"Come Lei Us Worship & Adore Him" Invites You To Worship With.Usl
Wednesday Bible Study 7P Sunday Worship 9:30A "A church where everybody i~ somebody and Christ Is Lord"
Knocks in mac.:r ii,'.I:,,-, .ee '. .. ,.il find, ask & you.willibe Church School 11A Sunday School OA** Morning Worship 11A
.i.er irr, nll we dr.sea, Cviir Pr a.:ice_ 7P Evening Worship 6P ** Wed. Prayer Meeting 7P
Pastor Royce Hankhew Pastor Rev Carl Pastor Pastor David B. Downing
S 352) 542-7050 (352) 542-7954 1 (352) 498-0714

First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee Old Town Church of God Cross City Church of Christ
Rier'de Dr,.c Steinhatchee welcomes You To Come & Worship With Us 5237 52 NE 147th St. (McArthur St.)
S "Lighthouse On The Gulf' Sunday School 10:00A Sunday Bible Study 10:00 A
Sunday School 10A- Morning Worship 11A Sunday Morning Worship 11:00A Morning Worship 11:00A
Evening Worship 6P Sunday Evening Worship 6:00P Wednesday Evening Bible Study- 7:00 P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P Awana 6:30 Wednesday Evening Worship 7:0OP00 P
Pastor -Leon Holden Pastor Troy Hare Minister Bill Ross
(352) 498-2108 (352) 542-8222 (352) 339-5864

First Baptist Church of Horseshoe Beach Scrub Creek Baptist Church Cross City Church of God
25 Main Street Horseshoe Beach, FL Located 6 Miles. East on CR 351' Kenneth Street Cross City
"Where God's Word is Changing Lives" "A Friendly Church With A Welcome Spirit" ": Proclaiming The Full Gospel For All People"
Wqr -1 .Children's Church 10:30A- Morning Worship 10:30A
Bible Study -1OA- Worship 11A Bible Study -9:45A- Worship Service 11A Evening Worship 6:30P
Sunday Evening Worship 6P Church Training 6P y Evening Worship 7P Wednesday Family Training Hour Adult& Teen Ministry,
Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer 7P Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P Boy's Brigade & Girl's Club 7:OOP
Pastor Carlos M. Perez Pastor Archie Knowles Rev. Ed'& Sylvia Ivey, Pastor
(352) 498-0756 (352) 498-5535 (352) 498-3280

First United Methodist Church Seventh-Day Adventist Church Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Church
-22 NE, 138th St Cross Cityity .100 Parker Street Cross City
"Open Hearts, Open Minds Open Doors" rossiIn the Heart of Dixie Co., withDixie Co. at Heart!
The People of The Urited Methodist Church "Welcomes You Where Jesus is Lord" Sunday School 10A- Morning Worship 11A
Sabbath School 9:30A Morning Worship 11A Children's Church -Ages 3-7
Sunday S,:noc,:,. 9- 45 m Morning Worship 11A Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30P Sunday Evening.- 7:00 pm
Wen .an-eda AdulI Choir 7:30P Wed. Family Night 7:30P Youthquake & Kid's Club
Pastor Rev. Glenda Brayman Ppstor Bill Schnorbus Pastor Paul & Louise Tyson
(352) 498-3420 H (352) 498-3258 C (352) 498-5674 (352) 498-0736

The Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ Suwannee River Baptist Church Faith Baptist Church
Welcomes You To Come & Worship. Old Town Next to Trugas CR 55A (Between Cross City & Old Town)
with us in Horseshoe Beach Come Grow With Us! "The Church With An Open Door"
Sunday Morning...........10:00 am Sunday School 9:45A Worship Service 11A Sunday School. 9:45A* Morning Worship 11A
Sunday Evening.' .........6:00 pm Evening Worship 6P Evening Worship 7P
Wednesday Evening........7:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7P Mid-Week Bible Study Wednesday 7P
Pastor James Butler Pastor Rev. Bobby Lindsey Rev. Jackle Pettrey, Pastor
(352) 498-3577 (352) 542-0801 (352) 542-7103

Lydia Baptist Church Wind of the Spirit Outreach Ministries First Assembly of God
2 Miles West of Cross City on US 19 Located Behind NAPA in Old Town Hwy 351 & Camp Two Rd. Cross City
"A Church 'ou Can CallHome" "A Church Without Walls"
Sunday-Morning Prayer 9:15A- Sunday School 9:45A Sunday Morning 10:30A Sunday Evening 6P SundaySuchool h'OA-MornincWorship 11A
Morning Worship 11A Evening Worship 7P Tuesday, Intercessory Prayer 7:30P Sunday Evening 7P Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Wednesday-Prayer Meeting 7P Thursday Night 7:30Pnesday Evening 7:30P
Bible Study, Mission Friends, RA's, GA's Thursday Night7:30P
Pastor Wayne Allen Pastor Theadus & Benita Corbin Rev. Marvin & Janice Parsley
(352) 498-5617 (352) 498-5837 (352) 498-3366
McCrabb Baptist Church Holy Cross Catholic Mission Grace Worship Church
.7 Miles North of Old Town on SR 349 Hwy 19 South of Cross City Power In the Word
Come Worship With Us! Mass n s -i1:0am
Sunday School 9:45A Worship Service 11A Confessions Sundays -11:30 15 am 2 miles NE of Red Light in Old Town, Hwy 349
Church Training 6P Evening Worship 7P CCD Every Wednesday 6:00 7:15 pm Sunday Services at 11:00 am
Women's Prayer Group 3rd Tuesday 10A At St. John the Evangelist in Chiefland Sunday Evening Services at 5:30 pm
Wed. Prayer Mtg. 7P Brotherhood/WMU-2nd Wed. 6P Grades Pre-K thru High School
Van Ministry 542-8371 498-2636 Rosary Every Tuesday 3:00 pm Pastor Wayne Liles
Pastor Bruce Sullivan (5 4 -5
(352) 542-2207 (352) 498-5671 (352) 498-7167


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Dixie District Schools
4th Early Release Day
Wednesday December 5, 2008
School Dismissal Time.
Anderson Elementary School 12:20 PM
Old Town Elementary School 12:25 PM
Ruth Rains Middle School 12:40 PM
Dixie County High School 12:50 PM


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in the grades 3rd, 6th, and 11th. Your
child's school will be sending home the
Annual Customer
Satisfaction Survey
sometime during the week of
November 26 November 30 for your
completion. Please complete the survey and
return to their school by
December 4, 2007.


Need to Know Info This Week
November 29 RRMS at Oak Hall 5:00/6:30
DCHS DCHS vs. PK Younge 5:30/7:30
November 30 RRMS Yearbook ads due for 8th grade
LAST DAY FOR RRMS YEARBOOK ORDERS
December 1 SAT
December 3 RRMS vs. Bell 4:00/5:00
December 4 DCHS girls at PK Younge 5:30/7:30
DCHS at Willisfon 6:00/7:30
December 5 EARLY RELEASE DAY
Blood Mobile on Campus
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Tuesday
5:30 PMV
Old Town TBD.
Picture IDs for Disaster
Workers

March 17
Monday
5:30 PM
Cross City Library
DAT Meeting
Casework Review
April 25
Saturday
Noonish
TBD
Pot Luck Picnic
Meat provided by
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May?
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Levy Co. Nuclear Power
Plant Drill
May?
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Red Belly Days
Tabling/Recruitment .
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Monday
5:30 PM
Cross City Library
Mass Care Class

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Shelter Simulation Class

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< LAKE CITY, Fla.-The Lake City Community College Choir
& Chamber Singers will present "The Christmas Madrigal
Concerts" Friday December 7. 7 p.m. at the Lake City V.A.
Medical Center Auditorium. Desserts and drinks will be in-
cluded. To purchase a ticket for this event call the V.A. at
.. 755-3016 ext. This is a benefit concert for HOSPICE atthe
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new appliances, wood floors, file bath- division, paved road frontage,
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area, sits on two beautiful 50 ft. lots, old oak shade
trees, in Skyline Heights, just off of 351! This could be
made into an adorable home, with Cracker styling or a
getaway for hunting and fishing. $3500 impact fee paid,
septic is not in, but sellers will throw in kitchen cabi-
nets too! CALL Tommy or Sharon at
(352) 356-2266 or (352) 356-2264

Tommy Gauglhan, Broker'Realtor
Sharon Gaughan, Sales Associate/Realtor
SEE ALL PROPERTIES ON WWWSTEINHATCHEE.NET
(352) 49,4-0136
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American Veteran- will sere a
turkey/ham dinner to all Veterans
and their families beginning at 2 pm
at the DAVhall on Veterans Drive -
turn E. at the flashing light S. of
Cross City then right, hall is on your
left. This is our way of doing some-
thing for our Veterans so come on
out for a free meal door prizes, raf-
fles!

Meals on Wheels in Suwannee -
right now, there are no Meals on
Wheels commurty serving site in
Suwannee, Floria. Still, there are
many seniors in the community that
would benefit from the service. A sur-
vey is being conducted by Dr Michael
L. Lowery Senior Pastor at Suwan-
nee Fellowship to determine who and
how many in the Suwannee vicinity
may desire to receive the service and
how many volunteers may be'willing
to help offer the program. If you are a
senior and interested in receiving the
Meals on Wheels program, or would
like to volunteer in offering the pro-
gram, call 352-542-2656 or email dr-
pastoroaol.com.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 383- is
open from 9 am until 9 pm. The Le-
gionnaires meet on the 3rd Wednes-
day of each month and the Auxiliary
meets onthe 2nd and 4th Wednesdays
of each month; all 3 meetings at 7pm.
SAL meets on the 1st and 3rd Mon-
days of each month .at 7:30 prm.
Karaoke every Tuesday night at 6 pm
and Carl Miller on the 1st Thursday
of every month. For more informa-
tion ca11542-2021.

Holy Cross Catholic Church Bin-
go every Tuesday evening 6:00 pan -
US. 19. Doors open at 6:00 pm. -
snacks available Free coffee. Rosary
every Tuesday at 3:00 pm. 352-498-5617

PREGNANT? Need help? Free preg-
nancy test & confidential counseling.
Office hours: Monday & Thursday,
llam-4pm. Look for our sign on Hwy.
19, across fromDixie Co. High School.
(352)498-7776. Uf

Forest Park Hill Community Cen-
ter Has a Bingo every Monday
Evening, Doors open at 4:30 pm,
games start at 6:30pm. Funds are to
support the center and charities.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
#5625, Chiefland, would like to an-
nounce the annual \bice of Denioc.
racy and Patriots Pen S nola-shlip
Awards. Applications are available at
the local high and middle schools or
contact Jacob Wynn, 352493-1159 at
the VFW.

TOPS MEETING- Take off pounds
sensibly meets at St. Alban's Church
North Chiefland. Hwy 19- Wednesday
10o0amformore information 352-542-
3131.

ANNUAL CRAFT FESTIVAL -The
Stephen C. O'Connell Center is proud
to announce that they will be hosting
North Central Florida's largest in-
door Craft Festival on Saturday and
Sunday December 1st & 2nd. Craft
Festival is the perfect place to find
reasonably priced, unique gifts to five
to everyone including family friends,
teachers and even work associates. In
addition, it's an opportunity to find
one-of-a-kind items for the home and
yard. This year's show will consist of
over 250 of the East Coasfs finest
crafters and artisans. Vendors in the
show will be selling everything from
Gator paraphernalia, glass, hand
carved wood items, clothes, personal-
ized gifts, soaps, candles, jewelry,
handbags, pet gifts, picture frames,
marionettes, quilts and much, much
more. Newberry's Backyard BBQ
will be serving hamburgers, cheese-
burgers, BBQ pork sandwiches and
french fries, not to mention the hot
"dogs, pizza, cotton candy roasted
nuts, kettle corn, snow cones, iced tea
.and pretzels! Admission to the Craft
Festival is $3for the general public, $1
for students who provide a valid
Gator ID at the Box Office andfree for
children 12 and under One-dollar off
coupons for the Craft Festival are
available at its website at:
http://www.oconnellcenter.ufl.edu/c
raftfestival or through various other
media outlets. Craft'Festival will be
held December 1 from 10 am until 6
pm and December 2 from 10 am until
5 pm. For more information on at-
tending the Craft Festival please call
(352)392-5500. 45,46,47,48,49

NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE!!
SUWANNEE RIVER SHRINE CLUB
BREAKFAST AND TURKEY
SHOOT! Join us on Saturday Decem-
ber 1st! 1/2 Mile North of Fanning
Springs on 26! Will be serving eggs,
grits, gravy sausage, pancakes, bis-
cuits, tea and coffee! All You Can Eat
for $4.00! While you are there, check
out the crafts for sale as well as the
Pure Cane Syrup for sale! Proceeds
benefit the Suwannee River Shrine
Club and are not tax-deductible!
EOW-1/3

Holiday Support Group Haven
Hospice offers a two-week grief sup-
port group focusing on helping indi-
viduals during the holidays, as it can
be a difficult time for those who have
lost someone they love. Members can


express their feelings and thoughts
and gain an uiderLtan,:ling |of prief
and how it iunpact their liv- It also
provides an opportunity to share andJ
trelvee utiforlllation 'froI other mem
bers You must register to attend.
Where: Haven Hospice Tri Counties
Care Center, 311 NE9th Street,
Chiefland. When: Tuesdays, Nov 27
and Dec. 4,2007, 10 am -11:30 am. For
more information or to register, con-
tact Anne Stephenson at (352) 493-2333
or (800) 677-5428. Haven Hospice is
North Florida's expert in end-of-life
and palliative care and is one of eight
2007 Circle of Life Award honorees
nationwide to be recognized as lead-
ers in improving the care of patients
near the end of life or with life-threat-
ening conditions. Haven Hospice has
also been recognized as a Florida
Pacesetter for its leadership in pro-
moting living wills. Licensed in
Florida since 1980 as,a not-for-profit
hospice, Haven Hospice has served
more than 35,000. patients and fami-
lies. For more information visit
www.havenhospice.org or call (800)
727-1889.

The 2007 Christmas Parade of
Homes', sponsored by the Dixie
County Historical Society is planned
for Saturday December 1st from 6-
9pm. This year's event promises tobe
a night of variety and opportunity
We have 5 homes, 4 businesses and
the Dixie County Cultural Center
participating in the parade this year
Each location will be decked out for
an evening full of holiday cheer.
There will be refreshment available
as well as a variety of door prizes to
be awarded at the Cultural Center.
Tickets will goon sale on Monday No-
vember 19th. They will be available
from Historical Society members or
you can purchase yours at Cross City
Florist' The price is still just $10.00
per person. Children, accompanied
by an adult, under the age of 16 are
free. Tickets will be required at each
stop on the parade. This has always
been a major fundraiser for the Dixie
County Historical Society We appre-
ciate your participation and hope
that you will come away with a smile
on your face and ready to take on the
upcoming holiday season with re-
lv.ced 1,:, as well as a few nevw d.e'l-
rating ideas! ..;

NA MEETINGS -,Mondays at 6:30
pm at the Old Town United Methodist
Church.

CHRISTMAS IN PARK Theta Chi
Beta Sigma Phi sponsors this event
on Saturday Dec. 1st, 2007 at the park
in Cross City Santa's elves will read
Christmas stories from 3-4:30 pm.
Free Train rides for kids from 4-7 pm.
Santa will arrive a little after 5pm, get.
a free picture with him and a gift
Free Hot Dogs and sodas from 4 pm
(as long as they last); free hot choco-
late (as long as it lasts). Cake walk!
Steinhatchee United Methodist
Church Choir will entertain us at 6:30
pm. Come and join us! 49

OLD COUNTRY MUSIC at the,
Cattleman's Hall, December 12th &
19th. Starting in January first and
third Wednesday of each month. NO
ADMISSION CHARGE! For more in-
formation, call Dan Hilligoss, 542-
9747. Doors open at 6:00pm.

DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS ON
THE SQUARE & FESTIVAL OF
LIGHTS Perry Florida. A family-
oriented event, which promises to
bring fun, excitement and a true spir-
it of Christmas. Snow play area,
lighting ceremony children's train
rides, face painting, bounce house,
strolling Santa with treats for the
kids, photos, with, Santa, Horse
Drawn Carriage rides, Food, Live En-
tertainment, Window, Displays,
Downtown Hospitality Luminaries,
- Extended Shopping Hours, Live Na-
tivity Scene, Fire Truck and Talent
Show! Come and Enjoy! Decem-
ber 1, 2007 4-8 pm. For more informa-
tion, call Sharron Dorman (850) 838-
2021 49




FOUND -- 11 25, young male dog
on Hwy 19 and Rilla Lord Rd.
Black and tan. Call Dana to ID:
(850) 421-5927




Church Yard Sale -- Dec. 5th.
6th. 7th. 270 NE 1-13 Avenue. For-
est Park Hills SubdIu sion, just N
of Trading Po.t on Hwy .349. Fol
low signs. 49,50

Yard Sale -- Furniture, clothes,
shoes, dishes, antique piano. 26
NE 139th Street, across from
Cross City Rehab. 4th house on
left. Sat. Dec. 1st, 9 am-1 pm. 49

OLD TOWN -- Multi-family sale,
Fri.-Sat.; household, holiday deco-
rations, handmade denim hand-
bags and much more. Off
Chavous Road (592nd) to Thomp-
son Road (209 Ave). Follow signs.

Yard Sale -- On Chavous Road
(592nd Street). Nov. 30, Dec. 1st &
2nd. 49


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COURT HOUSE SQUARE.
CROSS CITY-Professional Office
% of Building Available. Faces
Courthouse Parking Lot. Great
Location...Historic Brick Build-
ing- Tile/Hardwood Floors. Sepa-
rate Entryway divided into recep-
tion area & 2 large offices.
$500/month including utilities
352-328-1405 UFN

BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT
LOT -in Jena just East of bridge.
116 feet deep, water/1.4 acres. In-
credible dock already in place
with 220 power, water, floating
dock, decks, big boat lift, dock
house and more. Reduced price
.Call for more details. 760-583-9987
UFN

PRICED TO SELL: $14,000, 1-
acre close to Turner Point Boat
Ramp and Park. High and Dry.
Lot 95, Suwannee River Hillcrest.-
Call Diane, (386) 462-5355 or (352)
745-6272 49,50,51,52




FOR RENT: 2BB 1B House, Cen.
tral Heat and Air, $550/mo, First
& Last Required. (352) 356-7434

For Rent: 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath,
fenced yard & shop on 1/2 acre.
1st, last and security $450/mo.
Available 12/1/07. 1 (800) 238-3296
49, 50
For Rent: SWMH, 2/1,'pets ok,
$200 Deposit, $375/mo. Available
12/1/07. Call 578-4290 49

For Rent: 2 bedroom trailer,
$240, no children, by Dixie Junk-
yard. Call 498-7814 or 356-1748 49

For Sale or Lease: 4481 SF
home, close to the Suwaniee Riv-
er, Paved road, Fenced on all
.sides,, 1.22 acres, 5BR/2BA, con-
crete drive, many extras,.
$800/month, First, Last and Secu-
rity (352) 463-9481, (352) 578-5541
or (352) 578-5443 47,48,49,50

Steinhatchee Place Resort Fur-
nished 1 and 2 bedroom Condos
for Rent! $750.00 $850.00. Includ-
ed in price water, cable, internet,
hot tub. Steinhatchee/Florida -
(352) 498-7740 Ufi

TIMBERS APARTMENTS-1-2 &
3 BDR HC & non_HC Accessible
apts. Rental assistance may be
available. 231 NE 97th Street,
Cross City, FL call 352-498-3175,
TFDD/TTY 711. Equal-Housing-
Opportunity ufn

COURT HOUSE SQUARE, CROSS
CITY-Professional Office % of Build-
ing Available. Faces Courthouse
Parking Lot Great Location...His-
toric Brick Building- Tile/Hardwood
Floors. Separate Entryway divided
into reception area & 2 large offices.
$500/month including utilities 352-
328-1405 ufn



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Beef for Freezer $1.25 lb.
Live weight plus slaughter, cut
and wi;rap. Gra in fed. no hor-
monoes. I, : or whole. Ever.
green Farm. 352-512-7135 or 352-
498-7067. Ufn

Hay, for Sale- round bales.
40.00. You pick up. 352-222-5405.
'Ufn

Commercial Tanning Bed for
Sale. Sun Quest Pro World bed
24 bulb works excellent
$1.200.00. Call 356-3053 ufn

TRAILERS -- 6 Ton equipment
Trailer; 6'4" high sides (heavy
gauge wire sides), Dual axles
w' electric brakes. $1.650.00
Call: 0352 -19.3-02.32 Cell- .352I
949-6325 -8.-49


ING OLD FLORIDA STYLE -
Homes, Offices, Restaurants, &
Condos. Call Ruth Ann Lovelace
352-226-7149. Email
lovelacera(@vahoo.com 20-ufn

BOBCAT SERVICE Palmetto
removal, site prep, fence lines
cleared, back yard ponds dug,
heavy bush hogging, FREE esti-
mates, cell 352-665-8609. ufn

HANDYMAN SERVICES car-
pentry, metal roofs, additions,
porches, remodeling, decks.
FREE ESTIMATES, Call 352-949-
2292 o 352-463-6439. Ufn


PAINTING PRESSURE WASH-
ING Pool and patio deck build-
rmg. and home improvement. De-
pendable fully insured. Call
Sham rock services 352-463-1212
Ufn

DIXIE MONUMENTS serving
North Central FL for 16 years.
Open Tuesday-Friday 8-4. Satur-
day 8-12 or call for appointment
anytime. Located on 512 Ave (be-
hind McCrabb Church) 7 miles
North of Old Town on HWY 349.
542-3432 or toll free 1-877-542-3232.
Ufn

BUSH HOG-HEAVY BUSH
HOG fence lines, site prep, com-
plete tractor and bobcat service.
Cell 352-542-4310 Free Estimates.
Ufn

WE SELL FILL DIRT!- Call Ki-
mar Construction at 352-226-3294.
We deliver! Ufn.

DUNN RITE -Painting-Pressure
washing, great work, great
prices- no job to big or small-Free
estimates-Lic. & Ins. Call 352-210-
0122. Ufin

M PARTIAL ARTS- Self Defense
Classes Kids/Adults. Gain con-
fidence. Respect. Fitness. $35.00
Registration fee, then only
$5.00/class. Free uniform. Larry
Taylor's Karate Training Center,
Cross City 498-0048 Ufan

JIMS PRESSURE WASH-
ING/EXTERIOR PAINTING
sincel985. Exp/Ins. Call Pastor
Jim Hurst at 352-463-1212. ufn

HARRIS STUMP GRINDING -
498-5982- or 210-0534. Call Miles or
Rick Licensed- Insured. Ufn

Pregnant and need help? At
.the Crisis Pregnancy Center we'
offer assistance free. Services are
provided without discrimina-
tion. Call (352) 498-7776, Monday
& Thursday, llam-4pm. Lo6k-for.
our sign on Hwy. 19, across from
Dixie County High School. ufn

SHOWERS OF BLESSINGS
CUSTOM WATER TREAT-
MENT We custom build our. sys-
tems to meet your need. We have
Reverse Osmosis to give you
clean healthy drinking water. We
have GE water treatment sys-
tems for the whole house. GE fi-
nancing available with no money
down and low, low payments.
Why rent when you can own your
won? Call today for your free wa-
ter analysis. For all of your wa-,
ter problems. Call your GE Plat-
inum 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. Ufn

REFINANCE Cash Out/Low
Fixed Rates- Purchase Low Down
Payments Less Than Perfect
, Credit OK-Self Employed/No In-
come Verifications- Mobile/Man-
ufactured Homes-Working Farm
Loans-Commercial Property- Let
us structure a loan to fit your
needs 1.877.346-0100. K,lymco
!%Tnrowasse '-uirn


FOR SALE Little Red Store.
bait, tackle and Sub Shop "'full.
Furnished" unlimited poten-
tial. We lease to qualified in-
dividuals. Call 352-498-7347
UFN




HORSES FOR SALE: 18 yr
old Quarter Horse, Son of Hol-
lywood Bill. Also, Paint Ten-
nessee Walking Horse mare.
Both are perfect child's horses.
Also, a 2 yr old Tennessee
Walking Horse stud, halter
broke, very sweet. Call (3521
222-5405 ufI




2002- ordid scape 5 oor.
AM/FM radio, A/C & Heat, pow-
er windows & locks, 133K miles,
GOOD CONDITION, $6,000 OBO.
Call anytime (352) 356-7451 or
(352) 214-6721

'98 Dodge Stratus, 4 dr, red,
clean, $4000 financing 498-2601
47,48,49,




MENTS @ Gini's Nail Spa &
Facial Studio Cross City, "Shut
In Spa Services", "Spa Service
To Go" & "Mary Kay" (352) 356-
1381. Ufn


LJHCE c Il"'Tr '
DIRECTOR-BU SJINESS
SERVICES
Involved in the overall general
financial operations of the college.
This position is responsible for the
payroll operation, receipt and
disbursement of all fnuds and the
maintenance of an accounting
system to comply with federal and
state ,laws, rules, regulations, and
Board policies and procedures.
Minimum Qualifications: Current
CPA Certificate; Bachelor's Degree
in business administration or related
field plus at least three (.3) years
experience in financial and
accounting operations in supervisory
capacity. Must be bondable.
Computer literate required.
Salary: Negotiable
Application Deadlinc:
Open until filled
Position details and applications
available on web at
wwA.,kal.ee.yc.,.edu.
All foreign transcrilts/degrees must
be submitted with an official
translation .rnd u. i jluinton
Inquiries: 1 i uman Rc .cnur 'L
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
Email: boetcherc~elakecitvcc edu
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tahd AsLS and BLS Card; possess aD

ment Drivers License and current
EVOC certificate. The applicant
must be willing to work shift work.
The applicant will be able to commu-
nicate tactfully with the general pub-.


li: Physical and Drug Screening
alio required; All applicants are
Su rject to background and reference
checks. Dixie County offers a com-
pet tive salary full health and life
insurance with the State of Florida
Special Risk Retirement. For more
information, contact Director Tim
Alexander or Deputy Chief Jerry
Martin at (352), 498-1240. Applica-
tions can be obtained and will be re-
ceived at the Dixie County Emer-
gency Service Administration
Building at 56 NE 210th Avenue,
Cross City EEO/ADA. Drug Free
Work Place. 48,49

TIMBERS APARTMENTS 231 NE
97th Street, Cross City, FL Immedi-
ate opening for a MANAGER posi-
tion, 32 hours per week with bene-
fits. Must have experience in man-
agement, office, computer, people
skills. Drug free workplace, must
have valid drivers' license and
transportation. Some travel re-
quired. Applications will be taken
on Tuesday arid Thursdays from
9:00 am to 2:30 pm or please call An-
gela at either (850) 814-9372 or (352)
463-7106. Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer. Ufn

HOUSEKEEPER needed; honest,
dependable, reliable, apply in per-
son at 228 NE Hwy 51, Steinhatchee
Landing Resort 352-498-3513 Uffn

AVON REPS NEEDED In this
area. Earn 50% Commission. Free
gift at sign up. Start kit is $10.00. Call
Terri at 1-877-814-4516 Ufn

Advertising Reps Dixie County
Advocate Local paper with large ad
base. Seeking to expand Competit ve
salary plus excellent commission
fax resume 498-0420 or email edi-
tor@dcadvocate.net Ufn

RN'S NEEDED Cross.City Rehab
is looking for RN's FT and PT for the
10pm to 6am shift arid the 6 pm to
6am shift. If lrterested. please call
Liz Montgomer-, at 498 2:0:5 io itop
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CNA offers assistance, living
'respite for your -loved ones.
Available. Please call Melissa for
more info (352) 542-1515 48,49




Florida County auto' tags dated
1911-1917. Also want.FL plates be-
fore 1958, especially Dixie and
Gilchrist County tags with #54,
and #55 prefix. Jeff Francis (727)
345-6627 or email
eobucsl3P(aol.com or www.flori-
dalicenseolate, corn
47.48.49.50,51.52

WANTED -- Old 40's & 50's out-
board motors any condition ES-
PECIALLY green Mercurys. Call
The Kickerman (352) 356-1862 Cell
or 498-3914 fn


UAL ASSAULT SERVICES: In-
dividual counseling and support
groups for women and offered
through Another Way, Inc Ser-
vices are' confidential and free.
Contact any of our Outreach of-
fices at 352-486-3305, 352-498-1293,
(386) 758-4843, or (386) 792-2747 for
an appointment or the location
and times or group counseling.
Another way, Inc. also provides
two 24-hour crises lines. Sexual
Assault 1-866-875-7983 Domestic
Violence 1-800-500-1119, informa-
tion and referral services, legal
advocacy, community education,
and professional training for law
enforcement, health care and edu-
cational personnel. Ufn

AA MEETINGS-Wednesday
night, 8:00 pm at eh fellowship
Baptist church, in Steinhatchee,
Florida. Ufn

AA MEETINGS-Monday nights,
8:00 pm, Cross City Church of
Christ, McArthur Street, across
form Gooding Funeral Home.
Call 1-800-613-0164 ufn

Problems with drug or alcohol
addiction in a loved one? Don't
know whom to turn to for
help? Contact drug Rehab Re-
source for a free confidential
consultation to find the help
you need. Call today. 1-866-649-
1594 or find out more at
www.druarehabresource,net .
Don't wait.


nance, Cash Out, Lower Month-
ly Payments, Less Than Perfect
Credit, Manufactured Homes,
Construction Loans, Hard Equi-
ty, Self Employed/No Income
Verification, Reverse Mort-
gages, Land, Commercial Prop-
erty. Kymco Mortgage
Phone 1-877-346-0100
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Thursday November 29, 2007


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Legals


PUBLIC MEETING

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

Please take notice that the Three Rivers Regional Library Board will hold a Board Meeting
on Thursday, December 13, 2007, at 7:00 p.m., at the Lafayette County Public Library, in
Mayo, Florida.

All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Please be advised, that if
a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter con-
sidered at such hearing, that person will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.

"Person with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in
this proceeding should contact (386) 294-1600 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay
Service at (800) 955-8771." 49


NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING
NON-AD VALOREM TAX ASSESSMENTS

Dixie County, Florida (the "County") hereby provides notice, pursuant to section
197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting
non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied pursuant to Section 125.271, Florida
Statutes, within the entire area of the County, for the cost of providing emergency med-
ical services and facilities, for the cost of providing fire protection services, and for the
cost of providing road maintenance services commencing for the Fiscal Year beginning
on October 1, 2008. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use
the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by section 197.3632,
Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 10:00 a.m. on December' 20, 2007 at the
Commission Board Room, 401 N. Cedar Street, Cross City, Florida. Such resolution will
state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the
real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which con-
tains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on file at the Of-
fice of the Clerk of Court, 401 N. Cedar' Street, Cross City, Florida. All interested per-
sons are invited to attend.

In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the County with re-
spect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-refer-
enced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event,
such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In
accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accom-
modation Or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County
Clerk at (352) 498-1206, four (4) days prior to the date of the hearing.

DATED this 1st day of November, 2007. 48,49,50,51'


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TWT-rTNOTICEnOFTAPPLICATION FOR


UIN 'Ir. UIIuurUIT UUUJK Ur.
THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 2007- 77-CP

IN RE:,ESTATE OF BRENDA
JONES, DECEASED

NOTICE TO, CREDITORS

The administration of the es-
tate of BRENDA JONES. de-
ceased, whose date of death
was May 21, 2007; File Number
2007-77-CP is pending in the.
Circuit Court for Dixie County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office
Box 1206, Cross City, Florida
32628. The names and address-
es of the personal representa-
tive and the personal represen-
tative'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
acopy of this notice has been
served, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
TIME OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All other creditors of the dec6-
dent 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 NO-
TICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

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

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

Personal representative
George Jones, 231 NE 278 Ave,
Old Town, Florida 32680

THE BISHOP LAW FIRM;PA,
CONRAD C. BISHOP, JR. At-
torney at Law
Florida Bar #0126073
Post Office Box 167
Perry, Florida 32348-0167
(850) 584-6113

48,49


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

RICHARD L. HARPER
4606 BAY CREST DRIVE .
TAMPA, FL33615

The holder of the following certifi-
cate has.filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of is-
suance, the description of the prop-
erty and the names in which it was
assessed are as.follows
Certificate N6 152
May 26, 2005
Description of Property:
SParcel No 07-08-14-6850-0000-
0070

4.00 ACRES 7 8 14 LOTS 7 & 8
SHANNON OAKS S/D ORB 166 P
702 &703OR BK 185 PG 693 &
770 ORB 280 P 696 ORB 327 P
686 R 309072 1972 12X46 FREM

Subject to the restrictions of .record.

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

JOHN ALBERT WEBB. 1135 124TH'
TERRACE NORTH, LARGO. FL
33778

WARNING: Said property being in
the county of Dixie, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the prop-
erty described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest bidder at
the Dixie County Courthouse on De-
cember 11. 2007,at 11:00 A.M.

November 1, 2007

Signed Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of
Court
Dixie County, -Florida
Signed Candace L. Corbin, Deputy
Clerk.
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NOTICE OF APPLICAl ION I-UH
fAX DEED

RICHARD L. HARPER
4606 BAY CREST DRIVE
TAMPA, FL 33615

The holder of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a
:ax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of is-
suance, the description of the prop-
erty and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows
Certificate No 811
May 26,2005

Description of Property:
Parcel No 32-09-13-4492-0002-
0220

5.00 ACRES 32 9 13 LOT 22 INDI-
AN OAKS UNIT 2 OR BK 188 PG
475 ORB 277 P 426 (DC)

Subject to the restrictions of record.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
. TAX DEED

!CYNTHIA MUNKITTRICK, ,..,
PO. BOX 2002 g;.u l'. o ,
CHIEFLAND, FL 32644

The older of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a
tax ceed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of is-
suance, the description of the prop-
erty andthe names in which it was
assessed are as follows
Certificate No 894
May 23, 2002
Description of Property:
Parcel No 31-10-14-5665-0020-
0130

31 10 14 Lot 13 BLK 20 SUWAN-
NEE GARDENS SUB DIV OR BK.
136 PG 347

Subject to the restrictions of record.

NAME IN WHJCH ASSESSED

STEVEN FELTY, PO BOX 1092,
OLD TOWN, FL 32680

WARNING: Said property being in
the county of Dixie Stale of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the prop-
erty described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest bidder at
the Dixie County Courthouse on De-
cember 11, 2007 at 11:00 A.M.

November 7, 2007

Signed Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of
Court ,
Dixie County, Florida

Signed Candace L. Corbin, Deputy
Clerk.
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NAME IN WHICH' ASbfcEU

WILLIAM LARKIN JR. ESTATE,
7401 BAY ISLAND DRIVE #228,
SOUTH PASIDENA, FL 33707

WARNING: Said property being in
the county ,of Dixie, State of Florida,
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the prop-
erty described in such certificate'
shall be sold to the highest bidder
at the Dixie County Courthouse on
December 11,2007 at 11:00 A.M.

November 1, 2007

Signed Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of
Court
Dixie County, Florida
Signed Candace L. Corbin, Deputy
Clerk.,

47,48,49,50


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING CONCERNING ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE
BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE
TOWN OF CROSS CITY, FLORIDA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an ordinance, which title hereinafter appears, will be con-
sidered for enactment by the Town Council of Town of Cross City, Florida, at a public hear-
ing on December 10, 2007 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in
the Town Hall, located at 99 Northeast 21st Avenue, Cross City, Florida. A copy of said ordi-
nance may be inspected by any member of the public at the Office of the Town Clerk, in the
Town Hall, located at 99 Northeast 210th Avenue, Cross City, Florida, during regular busi-
ness hours. On the date, time and place first above mentioned, all interested persons may
appear and be heard with respect to the ordinance.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DIX-
IE COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE'NUMBER:07-0042-CA

PAMELA D. BURT, PLAIN-
TIFF,,
VS.'
MICHAEL ROY JUSTICE,
UM CAPITAL, LLC, AND
THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA ACTING
THROUGH THE SMALL
BUSINESS ADMINISTRA-
TION,
DEFENDANTS.

AMENDED NOTICE OF
SALE PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS GIVE that pur-
suant to the Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated the.26th day of No-.
vember 2007 in Case Num-
ber 07-0042-CA of Circiut
Court of the Third Judicial:
Circuit, in and for Dixie.
County, Florida in which
PAMELA D. BURT is the
Plaintiff and MICHAEL .
ROY JUSTICE, UM CAPI-
TAL, LLC AND THE UNIT-
ED STATES OF AMERICA,
acting through the SMALL
BUSINESS ADMINISTRA-
TION, are the Defendants; I
will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash on the
front steps of the Dixie
County Courthouse in Cross
City, Dixie County, Florida
at 11:00 A.M. on the 18th day
of December, 2007, the fol-
lowing described property
set forth in the order of
Summary Final Judgemnent
of Foreclosure:

A parcel of land lying and
being in Section 36, Town-
ship 9 South, Range.13 East,
Dixie County,, Florida, andti
being more particularly, de-
scribed as follows:

Commence at the Northwest
corner of Governnient Lot
12. Section 36, Township 9
South, Range 13 East, and
run on the North line of
said Government Lot 12.
South 87 degrees 48 minutes
12 seconds East, 1171.54 feet;
thence run South 16 degrees
09 minutes ,17 seconds West,
,380.52 feet to the Point of Be-
ginn ing. Thence run South


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

CYNTHIA MUNKITTRICK /
PO BOX 2002
CHIEFLAND, FL 32644

The holder of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of is-
suance, the description of the prop-
erty and the names in which it was
!assessed are as follows,
Certificate No 943
May 23, 2002

Description of Property:
Parcel No 31-10-14-5665-0033-
0090,

31 10 14 Lot 9 BLK 33 SUWANNEE
GARDENS SUB DIV DB 27 P 515

Subject to the restrictions of record.

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

VINCENT M. CASWICK, 149 DES
PLANES AVE, FOREST PARK, IL
60130-1219

WARNING: Said property being in
the county of Dixie, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the prop-
erty described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest bidder at
the Dixie County Courthouse on De-
cember 11, 2007 at 11:00 A.M.

November 2, 2007

Signed Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of
Court
Dixie County, Florida

Signed Candace L. Corbin, Deputy
Clerk.

47,48,49,50


16 degrees 09 minutes 17 sec-
onds West, 420.0 feet; thence
run South 66 degrees 41
minutes 30 seconds East,
212.24 feet to the Westerly
Right-of-Way line of Suwan-
nee River Drive; thence run
on said Right-of-Way line,
North 16 degrees 09 minutes
17 seconds East, 498.77 feet;
thence run North 87 degrees
48 minutes 12 seconds West,
217.00 feet to the Point of Be-
ginning.

Less and except the follow-
ing described property:

Commence at the Northwest
corner of' Government Lot
12, Section 36, Township 9,
South, Range 13 East and
run on the North line of
said Government Lot 12,
South 87 degrees 48 minutes
12 seconds East, 1171.54 feet:
thence run South 16 degrees
09 minutes 17 seconds West,
485.52 feet to the Point of Be-
ginning. Thence run South
16 degrees 09 minutes 17 sec-
onds West, 315.00 feet;
thence run South 66 degrees
41 minutes 30 seconds East
212.24 feet to the Westerly
Right-of-Way line of Suwan-
nee River Drive; thence run
on said'Right-of-Way line,
North 16 degrees 09 minute's
17 seconds East, 393.77 feet;'
thence run North 87 degrees
48 minutes 12 seconds West,
217.00 feet to the Point of Be-
ginning.

,IF YOU ARE A'PERSON
CLAIMING A RIGHT TO
FUNDS REMAINING AF-
TER THE SALE, YOU MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITH THE.
CLERK NO LATER THAN
SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.. IF YOU FAIL
TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU
WILL NOT BE ENTITLED
TO ANY REMAINING
FUNDS. AFTER SIXTY (60).
DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER
OF RECORD AS OF THE
DATE OF THE LIS PEN-
DENS MAY CLAIM THE
SURPLUS.

DATED THIS 26TH DAY OF
NOVEMBER, 2007
DANA JOHNSON
Clerk of Court
by Cyinthia Hernandez.
Deputy Clerk

49,50


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

CYNTHIA MUNKITTRICK
PO BOX 2002
CHIEFLAND, FL 32644

The holder of the following'
certificate has filed said certifi-
cate for a tax deed to be is-
sued 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 893
May 23, 2002

Description of Property:
Parcel No 31-10-14-5665-
0020-0120
31 10 14 Lot 12 BLK 20,
SUWANNEE GARDENS SUB
DIV DB 29 P 507
Subject to the restrictions of
record.

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

MRS. ROY J. PEYTON, 5007
WINDING SPRINGS CIRCLE,
ANCHORAGE, KY 40223

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

November 7, 2007

Signed Dana D. Johnson,
Clerk of Court
Dixie County, Florida
Signed Candace L. Corbin,
Deputy Clerk.
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ORDINANCE NO. 318

AN ORDINANCE OF THE
TOWN OF CROSS CITY,
FLORIDA, AMENDING THE
TOWN OF CROSS CITY LAND
DEVELOPMENT REGULA-
TIONS, AS AMENDED; AP-
PROVAL OF AN APPLICA-
TION FOR AN AMENDMENT
OF THE TOWN OF CROSS
CITY LAND DEVELOPMENT
REGULATIONS; AMENDING
SECTION 2.1.209, ENTITLED,
DEFINITIONS, SUBDIVISION,
TO INCLUDE A DEFINITION
FOR MAJOR AND MINOR
SUBDIVISION; REPEALING
ALL ORDINANCES IN CON-
FLICT; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE

This public hearing may be
continued to one or more fu-
ture dates. Any interested
party shall be advised that the
date, time and place of any
continuation of this public
hearing shall be announced
during the public hearing and
that no further notice regard-
ing this matter will be pub-
lished, unless said continua-
tion exceeds six calendar
weeks from the date of the
above referenced public hear-
ing. -

All persons are advised that, if
they decide to appeal any deci-
sionsmade at this public hear-
ing, they will need a record of
the proceedings and, for such
purpose, they may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made,
which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be
based.

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

CYNTHIA MUNKITTRICK
PO.BOX 2002
CHIEFLAND, FL 32644

The holder of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of is-
suance, the description of the prop-
erty and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows
Certificate No 942
May 23, 2002

Description of Property,
Parcel No 31-10-14-5665-0033-
0080

31 10 14 Lot 8 BLK 33 SUWANNEE
GARDENS SUB DIV OR BK 39 P
135

Subject to the restrictions of record.

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

AUSTIN AND MARY GUNTHER,
588 OLD TAVERN ROAD, HOW-
ELL, NJ 07731

WARNING: Said property being in
the county of Dixie, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the prop-
erty described in such certificate,
shall be sold to the highest bidder at
the Dixie County Courthouse on De-
cember 11 2007 at 11:00 A M.

November 8, 2007

Signed Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of
Court
Dixie County, Florida

Signed Candace L. Corbin, Deputy
Clerk.

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egals


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEAR-
ING

CONCERNING A VARI-
ANCE AS PROVIDED FOR
IN THE DIXIE COUNTY
LAND DEVELOPMENT
REGULATIONS

BY THE BOARD OF COUN-
TY COMMISSIONERS OF
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
SERVING AS THE PLAN-
NING AGENCY OF DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, NO-
TICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that, pursuant to Sections
163.3161 through 163.3215,
Florida Statutes and the Dix-,
ie County Land Development
Regulations, as amended,
hereinafter referred to as the
Land Development Regula-
tions, objections, recommen-
dations and comments con-
cerning a Variance Request,
as described below, will be
heard by the Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners of Dixie
County, Florida serving as
the Planning and Zoning
Board and the Local Plan-
ning Agency, at a public
hearing on December 6, 2007
at 10:00 am or as soon there-
after as the matter can be
heard, in the Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners Meeting
Room, County courthousee lo-
cated at 214 NE 351 Highway,
Cross City, Florida.

A petition by Don and Leza
Mueller to request a variance
be granted to reduce the side
setbacks from 25 feet to 7'
feet on each side of the house
as provided by the site plan
dated October 3, 2007 which
is within an Environmental-
ly Sensitive Area-4 (ESA-4)
District to be located on
property described as fol-
lows:

Begin at the NW corner of
Government Lot 1 of Section
14, Township 11 South, Range
13 East, Dixie County Flori-
da and thence run S 0214'15"
E 496.58 feet; thence run S
8925' E, 288.14 feet to the
Minutes of Regular- Meeting of
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Tuesday, October 9, 2007- 6:00
p.m.


The Dixie County School Board
met in regular session at 6:00
p.m., on Tuesday, October 9, 2007
in the School Board Meeting Fa-
cility, Old Town, Florida.

Present: Superintendent Den-
nis W. Bennett, School Board
Members Timothy Alexander,
Patrick Bell, David Keen, Glenn
Osteen and Dwayne Rollison,
and School Board Attorney
Leenette McMillan.

Chairman Alexander called the
meeting to order and Patrick
Bell gave the Invocation, fol-
lowed by Pledge of Allegiance to
the Flag.

Motion by David Keen; second
-by Dwayne Rollison, the School
Board unanimously approved
the Agenda.

Presentation: Mark Bracewell-
(NEFEC), Denee Hurst and Mike
Thomas (Anderson Elementary
School) presented information
about the NEFEC Principal
Leadership Academy.

Motion by Glenn Osteen, second
by Patrick Bell and unanimously
carried by the School Board to
enter into Executive Session for
student hearings.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by David Keen, second
by Glenn Osteen, and unani-
mously carried by the School
Board to return to regular ses-
slon.

Information/Announcements
Instructional Services
Ken Baumer, Assistant Superin-
tendent for Instruction updated
the School Board on the District
Spelling Bee, which will be con-
ducted at Old Town Elementary
School only this year. He also
discussed Job Descriptions for
the Program Specialist, Excep-
tional Student Education and
REACH II Early Literacy Coach.

James Bray, Director of Student
Services and ESE discussed


FCAT retakes.

Garry Durham, Director of Cur-
riculum informed the School
Board of a recent letter from the
Department of Education which
recognized Anderson Elemen-
tary and Old Town Elementary
as K-3 High Performing Schools.

Support Services
Mark Rains, Executive Director


I


for Support Services presented a
Truancy Report, FTE Update,
and information about the dona-'
tion from M.M Parrish of a PA
System for the DCHS football
stadium. He also gave a trans-
portation department update
(1.407 students transported dai-
ly).

Schools
AES Calendar, Varying Expep-
tionalities Newsletter, School
Recognition Awards Fund, Early
Reading First Guidelines, En-
rollment Summary, DIBELS Up-
date, Family Reading Night, and
FCAT Simulation for informa-
tion purposes only

OTES Calendar, Family Read-
ing Night, DIBELS Update,
School Recognition Awards
Fund, Fire Prevention Week Pro-
gram, and receipt of Depart-
ment of Education Awvard in
recognition of "C" to "A" school
grade

RRMS Calendar, Critical
Thinking Class Update, and fac-
ulty volleyball' game

DCHS School Improvement,
!Plan Summary, Cell Phones (NO
cell phones on campus during,
FCAT test ng. Virtual
School CASE Program Update,
and FCAT Incentive for DCHS
students

Finance
Internal Accounts Audit, Special
Session-FEFP Adjustments, Bud-
get Cuts article, School Board
'Members email access informa-
tion, and NEFEC Training for
low performing high schools

Citizen Input
No citizen input.

CONSENT AGENDA'
Superintendent Bennett recom-
menrded approval of Consent
Agenda, with additions and revi-
sion. Motion by Glenn Osteen,
second by David Keen and unan-'
imously carried by the School
Board to approve the Superin-
tendent's recommendation.

Approval of minutes of the Sep-
tember 11, 2007 Final Public
Hearing on Budget.
Approval of minutes of the Sep-
tember 11, 2007 Regular School
Board Meeting.

Approval to amend the action
taken at the June 12, 2007 Regu-
lar School Board Meeting: Ap-
pointment of Jamie Garrett to
the Instructional'Staff at Dixie
County High School, 4 hours per
day, with benefits for the 2007-
2008 school year, 10 months, ef-
fective August 14, 2007.

Approval to amend the action


Point of Beginning; thence
run N 52005'20" E, 200 feet to
the bank of the Suwannee
River; thence run S 38012'40"'
E, along said bank of river,
53 feet; thence run S 52050'23"
W, 200 feet; thence run N
38014'40" W, 50.37 feet back to
the Point of Beginning.
Parcel ID# 14-11-13-6706-0000-
0477

The public hearing may be
continued to one or more fu-
ture date. Any interested
party shall be advised that
the date, time and place of
any continuation of the pub-
lic hearing shall be an-
nounced during the public
hearing and that no further
notice concerning the matter
will be published, unless said
continuation exceeds six cal-
endar weeks from the date of
the above referenced public
hearing.

At the aforementioned public
hearing, all interested par-
ties may appear to be heard
with respect to the variance.

Copies of the variance are
available for public inspec-
tion at the Office of the Land
Development Regulation Ad-
ministrator, located at 405 SE
22nd.AVE, Cross City, Flori-
da, 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 purposes, they may
need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceed-
ings is made, which record
includes the testimony and,
evidericeupon which the ap-
peal is to be based.




48,49


22 2007


taken at the September 11, 2007
Regular School Board Meeting:
Approval for Jodi McCall to sub-
stitute for Jennifer Frost during
the time she is on maternity,
leave from Anderson Elemen-
tary School, October 1, 2007
through November 9, 2007. The
previous action was approval of
Patricia Cassidy.

Acceptance of resignation from
Linda Snyder, Instructional
Staff, effective October 1, 2007.

Acceptance of resignation from
Pamela J. Sanchez, Instructional
SAide, effective September 21,
2007.

Acceptance of resignation from
Nora Wimberly, temporary part,
time aide, effective September,
21, 2007.

Appointment of Elizabeth G.
(Penny) Lee, Instructional Aide
at Old Town Elementary School
on Annual Probationary Status
for the remainder of the 2007-
2008 school year, effective Sep-.
tember 14, 2007.

Appointment of Nora Wimberly,
Instructional Aide at Anderson
Elementary School on Annual
Probationary Status for the re-
mainder of the 2007-2008 school
year, effective September 24,
2007.

Appointment of Patricia Cassidy
as a temporary part-time aide at
Anderson Elementary School;
three (3) days per week, not to
exceed 22.5 hours, beginning
September 24, 2007.

Approval of the following per-
sonnel to teach homebound posi-
tions on an as-needed basis for
the 2007-2008 school year. Com-
pensatioh shall be as per in-,
structional contract for home-
bound at the rate of $20.00 per,
hour.
Jerry W, Evans


derson


Boorum


George E. An-

Judy Sumrall
'Theodore


Approval of the following per-
sonnel to teach part-time
evening GED classes during the
2007-2008 school year. Compen-
sation shall be $20.00 per hour
paid through the Adult Literacy
Grant. Work schedules shall be
two to three evenings per week
at two to three hours per night.
Candace Evans
Carolyn Petrone
Gail Frost
Shauna Johnson

Approval of the following staff
for the Accelerated Reader Fami-
ly Night at Anderson Elemen-
tary School, two (2) hours per
week, beginning September 10,
2007 and ending May 5, 2007:
Janith Standridge, hourly
rate to be funded by School Im-
provement
Lorri King, hourly rate to be
funded by School Improvement

Approval of medical leave of ab-
sence extension for Gloria Coop-
er, effective September 24, 2007
through January 2, 2008.

Approval of Family and Medical


48,49


Leave for Gloria Cooper, Septem-
ber 25,2007 through November
14,2007. This FMLA designation'.
is contingent upon the employee.
providing medical certification
(Department of Labor Form
WH-380) and should run concur-
rent with'an approved medical,
leave of absence as requested by
the employee.

Approval of the termination of
employment for Nannette Ellard,
School Bus Operator. effective at
the completion of the morning
route on October 3, 2007.

Approval of the termination of
employment for William Pen-
nell, School Bus Operator, effec-
tive at the completion of the.
morning route on October 3,
2007.

Approval of the following posi-
tions and appropriate supple-
nient amount to be paid for the
,2007-2008 school year:
Ruth Rains Middle School
Girls Basketball Coach'
Richard Whittington
$1,014.96
Beta Club, remove Caresse Prid-
geon and replace with Angelita
Thomas $680.00,

Approval to certify the following
to teach out-of field as designat-
ed for the 2007-2008 school year:
Connie Royal Wilkinson
(Kindergarten)
Jamie Garrett (Physical Science,
3 periods per day)
Andrew Thomas (Life Manage-
ment Skills, 1 period per day)
Jerry W. Evans (English, 1 peri-,
od per day; Science, 1 period per
day; Social Science, 1 period per
day) ;
Leonard Robert Boyette (Read-
ing)

Approval of the 2007-2008 Mis-
sion Statement, Board Goals and
Strategic Plan for Dixie District
Schools. "

Approval of School Improve-
ment Plans for the following
schools:
Anderson Elementary School
Old Town Elementary School
Ruth Rains Middle School
Dixie County High School

Approval of School Advisory
Council Membership rosters for
the 2007-2008 school year at the
following schools:
Anderson Elementary School
Old Town Elementary School
Ruth Rains Middle School
Dixie County High School

Approval of the Five Year Capi-
tal Outlay Work Plan as present-
ed by Mary Werner, Director of
Finance and Business Services.

Approval of Dixie County
School Board Internal Accounts
Audit Report.for June 30, 2007, as
submitted by Davis, Monk &
Company to be included into of-
ficial records of the Dixie Coun-
ty School Board.

Approval of the following two (2)
job descriptions:
Program Specialist, Exceptional
Student Education
REACH II Early Literacy Coach

Approval for the substitute bus
operator rate of pay to be in-


WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
PIalmtiff,


GEORGE MORRIS, eta,
Defendtat(s)

TO:
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:

CURRENT ADDRESS:

LAST KNOWNADDRESS:

CURRENT ADDRESS:

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:

CURRENT ADDRESS:


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING


BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an ordinance, whose title
hereinafter appears, will be considered for enactment by the
Board of County Commissioners, Dixie County, Florida, at a
public hearing held on December 6, 2007, at 10:00 a.m., or as
soon thereafter as the matters can be heard, in the County
Commission Meeting Room, Dixie County Courthouse, Cross
City, Florida. Copies of said ordinance may be inspected by,
any member of the public at the Office of the County Clerk
located at Dixie County Courthouse, 214 N.E. Highway 351,
Cross City, Florida, during regular business hours. On the
date, time and place first above mentioned, all interested per-
sons may appear and be heard with respect to the ordinance.



AN ORDINANCE AMENDING: ORDINANCE NUM-
BER 02-06 OF THE DIXIE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS (BOARD) SETTING THE WIND SPEED
LINES IN DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA AS ADOPTED BY THE
BOARD REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT
AND SETTING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The public hearings 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 hearings
shall be announced during the public hearings and that no
further notice concerning the matters will be published.

All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any de-
cision made at the public hearings, they will need a record of
the proceedings and, for such.pturpose, they may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceed ings is made.
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.



Published in DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE on November


CURRENT ADDRESS:


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creased from $35.00 to $48.00 per
day and from $17.50 to $24.00 per
half day, effective November 1.
2007.

Approval to change the regular
monthly School Board meeting
from November 13, 2007 to No-
vember 20, 2107 at 6:(1 p.m. .

Approval of the following substi-
tutes as designated for the 2007-
2008 school year:

Substitute Teacher/Aide
Jennifer Bellot
Reeva Bond
Theresa Gail Rigby Carrier
Sarah E Durham
Pamela Keller
Sandra Malone
Erica Sumrall

Substitute Aide Only
Alice Killgore

Substitute Food Service
Reeva Bond
Alice Killgore
Scott Killgore
Sandra Malone
Phil Snyder

Substitute Custodian
Scott Killgore

Substitute Bus Driver
Lance A. Adrian
Joseph H. Morse,

Approval of the following volun-
teers for the 2007-2008 School *
Year. They have completed the
Volunteer Application, have
been checked against the FDLE
Sexual Offender/Predator Reg-
istry by our staff, and have been
verified by the Dixie County
Sheriff's Office as having no
record.
Arthur, Tabitha L.
Bailey, Dasha R.
Bass, Alicia, M.
Bennett, Andrea
Beshai, Margaret
Besterman,Mary-Antonete
Butler, Lola J.
Calkin, Felicia M.
Carlisle, Autumn R..
Carlisle, Linda A.
Carrier, Theresa G.
Carter, Brenda D.
Chapman, Brandy J.
Chavous, Cindy D. Chavous, Lar-
ry D.
Cherry, Daniel D.
Cherry, Glorianna D.
Chesser, Casey M.
Chewning, Stacey D.
Coilbert, Barbara S. Con-
nell, Windy J.
Crisp, Michael L.
Currie, Lesley K.
Davidson, Watson P.
Dees, Patricia L.
Douglas, Regina M. Dun-
away Mia J.
Farney, Melissa L.
Foote, Christina F. Garcia, Lil-
iana
Glidden, Traci A.
Goble, Michelle L. Goodson-
King, Donna
Grimes, Bridget
Hackney, April L.
Hatch, Jessica D.
Hicks-Teckenbrick, Nancy
Hightower, Kimberly A.
Hightower, Lisa M.


47,48,49,50


Hook, Robin M.
Hyden, Melissa A. Jeffries, Shari
D.
Joiner, DeAnna M.
Karsmizki, Ericka L.,
Kasser, Karyna M.
Keen, Berry A.
Keen, Glenda S. Klec-
ka, Sandra L. ,
Klecka, Thomas H.
Klecka, William J.
Langford, Amanda L.
Lee, Elizabeth
Lee, Trina L.
Lewis, Dana M.
Lindee, Carolyn E.
Lovelace, Susan L.Matthews,
Martha
McConnell, Sharman L.
Messina, Dana S.
Mincks, Jamee L.
Morgan, Christina M.
Morse, Joannie M.Oblinger,
Muriel B.
Osteen, Amy L.
Phillips, Colleen M. Pick,
Jean M.
Powers, Elizabeth M.
Richardson, Ethel M.
Roberts, William W.
Robson, Glenda G.
Thomas, Stacy R. Rob-
son, Jennifer A.
Rogers, Tara M.
Sellers, Debi L. Ser-
rano, Wendy K.
Shiver, Amy M.
Shyer, Jessica A.
Siegel, Taggert E.
Simmons, Vanessa L.
Smith, Jamie M..
Sparrow, Sharon R.
Stinnette, Dwayne R.
Stinnette, Karleen M.
Storey, Jamie J.
Storey, Jennifer R.
Strickland, Brenda D. Sul-
livan, Samantha L.
Tomaski, Rita E.
Tomlinson, Candi L.
Thompson, Ellen M.
Trinidad, Griselda
Underhill, Garry L.
Vance, Melinda M.
Walker, Tonya S.
Wigington, Garry L. Wil-
son, Candy N.
Wimberley Adriane L.
Yawn, Carol L. Lol-
lis, David C.
Rigby, Sarah L.
McCall, Jodie M. IHur-
ley, Donna L.
Baxter, Jobi M.

Approval of Warrant Register
numbers: 43187-43256; 43257-
43331

Motion by David Keen, second
by Patrick Bell and unanimously
approved by the School Board to
adjourn.













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


CASE NO.: 07-0079,CA
DIVISION:


NOTICE OF ACTION
GEORGE MORRIS
309 15ISTAVENUENE
OLD TOWN, FL 32680
UNKNOWN
DEBRA S. PETTINATO
30915 STAVENUENE
OLD TOWN, FL 32610
UNKNOWN
JAIME S. PETTINATO
309 151STAVENUENE
OLD TOWN, FL 32680
UNKNOWN


ANY M ND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIESCL AIMING BV. THROUGH. UNDER. hND AGAINST IHE
HERELN NAMED [NDI DUAL DEFENDANT il .HO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEADOR ALI. E,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTL.I MAI CLIIM AN INrEREST %S SPOUSES. HERS.
DE% ISES.,GRAN IEES,.OR Orll CLAIMANT`










The Dixie County Advocate Thursday November 29, 2007


www. dcadvocate. net


featured creature


Give a panther tag


this holiday season


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An adult Florida panther roams its home range in search of food, shelter and water. (FWC photos)


Florida's state animal: The Florida


panther in a league of its own


* Loss of habitat forces the
panther to roam near
highways and other roads.
By FWC STAFF

When the Spanish first discovered Flor-
ida, the Florida panther roamed through-
out the southeastern United States. Now,
more than 500 years later, the range of the
panther has been reduced to Southwest
Florida where less than 100 of the unique
cats exist today. The loss of habitat, as a
result of urban growth, endangers the
very existence of the panther.
Recognizing the plight of the cat, el-
ementary students in Florida voted to
make it the state animal in 1982. The
designation helped bring public aware-
. ness to the perils existing for the panther
as scientists found a way to manage and
protect the endangered animal.
Despite loss of habitat and other
threats, the Florida panther has managed
to survive with the help of the dedicated
biologists with the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission (FWC).
"Research by biologists includes field
studies on the panther to determine den-
ning habits and movement patterns," said
Kipp Frohlich, with the FWC's Imperiled
Species Management Section. "All of these
studies will aid in the long-term survival
and recovery of the Florida panther."
A subspecies of the cougar, also known
as the mountain lion or puma, the Florida
panther has developed its own unique
characteristics, setting it apart from other
subspecies. The Florida panther has lon-
ger legs, smaller feet and a shorter, darker
coat. Its skull's shape gives it a distinctive
Roman-nosed look with its arched nasal
bones. The Florida panthers the only cou-
gar found east of the Mississippi River.
The panther's numbers declined to ap-
proximately 30 cats by the early 1980s but
efforts to conserve its dwindling numbers
began as early as 1958 when the state listed
it as endangered. The low population re-
sulted in severe inbreeding, which created


Panthers can live up to 12 years or more
in the wild.

many health and physical problems. A ge-
netic restoration project in 1995 brought
success by improving the genetic health
and vigor of the panther population.
Further help in protecting the panther
occurred with. the development of the
Florida Panther Research and Manage-
ment Trust Fund. This fund receives its
money directly from the purchase of pan-
ther specialty license plates. The popular-
ity of the Florida panther can be seen in
the number of these tags purchased each
year. Currently, it'ranks as the second
most popular specialty license plate in
Florida.
Panthers are strictly carnivores, char-
acterized by sharp teeth adapted for eating
meat. They live mostly on feral hogs, white-
tailed deer, raccoons and armadillos. Only
occasionally will they feast on rabbits, rats
or alligators. For wild panthers to remain
healthy, males need the equivalent of one
deer or hog per week. Females with kittens
may need more than twice that amount.
Wildlife biologist Maurice Hornocker,
Ph.D., one of the pioneers in the study of
the great cats, stresses the importance of
the panther's health. ". .because it sits
at the- top of the food chain, along with
other large carnivores, its health is an in-
dicator of the health of everything in the
chain below it."
Threats remain for the panther as it
struggles to survive. Continued loss of
habitat forces the panther to roam near
highways and other roads where vehicles
become its greatest enemy., The panther
trust fund was developed partially to
help aid in the recovery of injured and or-
phaned panthers.


Florida panther safety tips
* Be al.it i from dusl [O d.ait [n i-Hoil di
panthers are most Icti.e at nipgh
m Landscape for sail-r\ Remol..:-
\cgetadition that provide- LU'.- e' lor
panthers or that attracts \ ildile
sLich as deer.
* Keep panther prey a\a', Deer
raccoi.,ns. nd wild ihog aie' pie., lor
the Florida panther. -o keep a iibage
per blood, and vegetable g rders ,.ate
fiom [heir i.- iaenging
* Keep per.; sate and ecure IRo.1aming
pets are ea-.\ prey lori p.edad r'-.,
including panthers
" Keep li\estock secuie-\Where
practical. chickens. gua' hol ; r. '
other li\custock should be placi- d tin
enclo-ed sheds or bairn i :n inighit.
* Supervise cYldren Educate them
about panthers and other wildlife
they night encounter.
* Neter approach .1 panther Most
panthers want [(- a.od lhrmani-.
Gi'.ea panther the iime and spat.e to
steer clear ol you
* -\I\hashliike.backpack ind camp it h
a cunipanion \hen in wild areas.



How to help:
* Buya panther specialty license plate
at hitp:!!buy aplate.comp.panther.
htnl or call 1-8i0-988- 4889
* Heed panther crossing signs and
educee speed when d driving in
panther areas at night.
* Attend count\ conmmis,;ion,
zoning or ciN\ planning meetings
and express concerns o.er loss of
panther habitat to road consr tic ilon
and urban e.'pansiun
* Learn hov t0 li%\e with panther. -
i!siting Myi\VC.corn,'pa n Ier.
* Donate to the Florida
Panther Reseaaichl and
Management Truusti und.


To learn more about Florida panthers, t PantherNet at MyFWC.com/panther.


A unique idea for gift-giving
this holiday season can help
the Florida panther. The Flor-
ida Department of Highway
Safety & Motor Vehicles now
offers gift certificates for the
purchase of any specialty tag
in Florida.
While the efforts of the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC)
have resultedin positive strides
in panthers' once-dwindling
numbers, funds are still need-
ed to keep the research moving
forward. By giving the panther
specialty license plate gift cer-
tificate, residents can help the
Florida panther.
Each panther license plate
gift certificate costs $25.
Eighty-five percent of that $25
goes directly into the trust
fund for research and manage-
ment of Florida panthers. To
purchase the gift certificates,'
visit any authorized motor ve-


.hicle office and a credit will be
issued in the name of the gift
recipient. When recipients re-
new their license plates, they
can use the gift certificate to
buy the specialty tag.
Since most tags are renewed
on the birth date of the regis-
tered vehicle owner, these gift
certificates make great birth-
day presents also.
Information on projects
funded through the Panther
Research and Management
Trust Fund can be found at
MyFWC.com/panther.
This holiday season, help
save the Florida panther from
extinction by giving a gift that
can be used year-round.
Panther specialty tag gift
certificates may be purchased
at any authorized motor
vehicle office, such as a state
motor vehicle office, local tax
collector's office or a licensed
tag agent.


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FON FLORIDA PANTHER FACTS
-. When the panther kittens finally open their eyes around
i 2 weeks of age, their eyes are blue. At 6 months, those blue
eyes begin turning amber and the black spots on their
backs have almost all disappeared.
.g The Florida panther is a subspecies of puma, also known
as a mountain lion or cougar.


Mark Lotz in the field with


the Florida panther'


* Tracking a sample of Florida panthers enables
the FWC to monitor important information.
By FWC STAFF


Mark Lotz knows that work-
ing on the panther capture
team each year from Novem-
ber to March helps the effort to
keep the Florida panther safe
from extinction.
His job with the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC), along
with the other team members,
requires capturing panthers to
put new radio-collars on them
or replacing radio-collars that
have failing batteries. Addition-
ally, kittens are handled at the
den while the mother panther
is away when they are about
2 weeks old and permanently
marked with a transponder
chip similar to what people use
for their pets.
Manmade threats to pan-


others concern the scientists,
but discovering how and where
the remaining panthers live
will help with future planning
of wildlife management areas
where panthers roam. For Lotz,
finding the panthers' in their
natural habitat poses one of the
greatest challenges of the cap-
ture season.
Last year, between Novem-
ber and March, Lotz and the
capture team spent 53 search
days in several public lands, in-
cluding the Big, Cypress Nation-
al Preserve, Everglades National
Park and the Seminole Indian
Reservation. During those days,
they captured 13 panthers.
It can take days of tramping
through the wilderness, swamp
buggies loaded down with the


gear necessary to do their job,
before they spot a panther.
"We can spend days tracking
and never see one," Lotz said.
"Then when we do find one,
he'll most likely climb the high-
est tree to avoid us."
The panthers are chased up
a tree with specially trained
dogs. The capture team then
sets up a large, portable air
cushion and safety net to catch
the panther if it falls after be-
ing darted. Then an anesthetic
dart is shot through the tree
limbs with an air rifle, reach-
ing a very small area on the
panther's rump. After the cat is
sedated, it is up to Lotz to climb
the tree to assist the panther
safely to the ground where the
capture team performs a thor-
ough veterinary exam.
"I sometimes have to climb 30
to 40 feet up a tree to tie a secu-
rity rope around the panther and
slowly lower the 100 to 150 pound


Mark Lotz, FWC panther biologist, prepares to place a transponder chip on each of these panther
kittens. Only trained specialists should handle animals in the wild. (FWC photo)


cat to the ground," Lotz said.
After they have performed
the necessary work on the pan-
ther, the team leaves the area
so it is quiet when the pan-
ther wakes, which reduces the


stress level during recovery.
Capturing and collaring a
sample of Florida panthers en-
ables the FWC to monitor the
genetic vitality of the popu-
lation, to guard against new


diseases, to determine causes
of mortality, and to document
reproductive success.
"Everything we do in the
field ultimately benefits the
panther," Lotz said.


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