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MURDER



FOR CHRISTMMAS
Holiday Tragedy:, Husband Kills Wife on Twin Lakes Road in Old Town

Old Town, Florida- On Christmas Eve at approximately 7:40 pm, Deputies and Investigators with -
the Dixie County Sheriff's Office responded to single family residence on Twin Lakes Road in Old
Town in reference to a shooting called in by Kenneth Craig Martin, who stated that he had killed
his wife. He waited outside the home for the DCSO to arrive, and was instructed by dispatch to wait
with his hands visible. Upon arrival, deputies found a white female lying on the floor. She was an
apparent victim of a gun shot wound. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim
Catherine Martin of Old Town is the wife of the suspect. The Florida Department of Law Enforce-
ment, Crime Scene Unit processed the scene. Although the Dixie. County Sheriff's Department had
responded to several calls at the home in the last few years for unrelated incidents of shots being
fired and neighborhood disputes, no obvious signs of long-term domestic violence were noted at the
time. Blood was drawn on Mr. Martin to determine possible drug or alcohol use at the time of the
shooting. The DCSO is investigating further.
The suspect Kenneth Craig Martin age 62 of Old Town, Florida was arrested and booked into the
Dixie County Jail on the charge of Murder. Martin received first appearance and is being held on
no bond.
Mr. Martin is a retired construction worker. Mrs. Martin was a contractor with the Gilchrist Coun-
ty School System. The couple has family in Abilene Texas, but none.locally. Funeral arrangements
will be conducted by Gooding Funeral Home.

WELL, I'LL BE A MONKEY'S UNCLE...
EVOLUTION TO BE DECLARED "THE RIGHT ANSWER"
IN FLORIDA PUBLIC SCHOOLS?
by Katherine McKinney

STwo public hearings are to be held in the beginning of January to al
low citizen input into the debate over whether or not Evolution should
Code Benchmark
be taught as the only theory of how humans in their present form came
to exist. Although ministers, parents, and religious educators will show a sc;912._L21. anatomy, comparave embryoogy, blogh ', molec arbology(crsuth
Sup to protest, all signs point to the passage of the proposed draft (por- earthIspace) andobservedevolutiona-tyg.
tion pictured right) requiring that Evolution will be the only explana- SC.912.1.2.2 Discusthe use of molecular clohstih otow long ago various groups of
t intion of human genesis allowed in Florida classrooms. The first meeting organisms divergedevolutIvon yromone a.
on January 3, 2008 will be held at the Schultz Center in Jacksonville; the e
second at Everglades high School on January 8th in Fort Lauderdale. SC... Elaith nhrgaismam
Boards who initially opposed the idea, Polk County, for example, have Cp i l
suddenly and quietly retracted their resistance in the last few weeks, ac- .SC912L.4 Compa t IItrast organillngdomrlevel
cording to a recent story by the Tampa Tribune.
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According to Dixie County School Board Attorney, Leenette McMillan, 'gsta2,5',IG."V-1a.Lp.5,
"The Dixie School District has not yet addressed the evolution/intelli-
gent design issue." Even if the local school board opposed the proposed sc.91 6 .h ndLIhrganmahserarchically classified and reladwthncs
umH science standards, Dixie County teachers would have little choice but to
tow the state-mandated evolutionary line, or risk the ever-present threat S~91 14,4.7 _XsrAscientific explanations ofthe ongin of life on Earth.
of loss of federal funding. "The only way that anyone can stop it is to
fight it in court," stated School Board Member Patrick Bell, "Personal- 2S127,.8 pla In theroleof reproduchveIsolation Intheprocessofspeciation
ly, I'm not in favor of saying that evolution is a fact. That's just my'per-
sonal opinion, but I can't see any way we're gbing to be able to avoid i. ntifybasitrends Inhominidevolutionfromearlyancestorsixmillionyearsago
ar l having evolution shoved down our throats. C2, tomoden
*Ww a ~ Small rural communities are being given little voice or attention. In
Polk County, .the evolution supporters apparently won a victory with sc..0 Ds...o homidaweyowohmnvoluo.
ridicule instead of logic. They launched a satirical email and internet List the conditions for Hardy-Weinberg eqqilibdium in a population and Why these
campaign, claiming to be the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster; SC.912.L..11 conditionsarenotlkelyto appear nnatu. Use the Hardy-Weinberg equation to
who worship an omnipotent clump of spaghetti who created all life on
Earth with a "noodly appendage." They swamped Polk County school
* a .board members with emails demanding that their version of intelligent
i design be taught in schools as well. "They've madeus the laughingstock
of the world," said Margaret Lofton, a school board member who initial-
ly supported intelligent design. The group features a defiled version of
Michaelangelo's Sistine Chapel design on their website, featuring their
flying pasta god, along with complaints that their "religion" isn't being
met with an appropriate dose of "tolerance."
In the section of the "Pastafarian" website titled "Hate Mail," a reader
named Maichan points out that "You are disrespectful and frankly, not
1 inu9 0 r WNtoo evolved. The rest of the world is striving to move toward tolerance

hymn book, wear a cross, a ceremonial sword, I don't wear blessed un-
derwear or confer with tree goods but I do know that we'd all be better
off saying,'I agree to disagre' and cease and desist with campaigns to
uncover someone else's faith as a sham."
___ __ __ __ ___ __ __ __Logo for the "Church of the Spaghetti God."
TEAM FMX ROCKS dance and showed the pros a thing ot
GILCHRIST COUNTY Having recently moved to this area,
Timm W~steweran peatr more exhibitions to our community
Tim Wlls, the owner and opetr He hopes to be ready for his next per-
pof Team FMX, put on his first self- formance by May, and would like to
County FFA Rodeo Arena on Friday area.
01W*HE REW'nm and Saturday, December 21st and eam FMX would like to thank
22nd. Rders present were, Tim Davis Printing, Little Caesars Pizza
Dyson, of Orlando, FL, Jerry Jack- of Chiefland, Tri-County Rentals and
a* lTII son, of Christmas, Fl, and, from Sales, and Southern Tire and Brake,
Canada, Paul Smith. as well as everyone else who showed
Also at the even were Kyle.and their support.
Youngest Ball of Steel riders in the FMX, Mr. Wllis encourages you to check
world. out their web site at teamFMX.com,
Mr. Willis and his team put on a where you can find their contact infor-
spectacular presentation, with riders mation, or just drop them an e-mail to
jumping some thirty feet in the air. teamfmxinfo@aol.com. Check out the
Santa Claus himself made an appear- back page for more photos...


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readers, we publish (space permitting) every letter that we receive that is signed by the
writer. Unsigned and anonymous letters that are inflammatory, slanderous, or libelous,
and letters promoting a commercial enterprise are not published. The Advocate reserves
the right to edit all submissions. Committed to Accuracy: Errors of Fact appearing in news
columns will be corrected if the error substantially affects the information contained there-
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THE DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE (USPS 158-760) is published weekly


Time Magazine's


"Person of the Year"
Used to be, Time magazine would name a "Man of the Year" each De-
cember. The first of these was Charles Lindbergh in 1927, which was
certainly appropriate. In 1936, the honor fell to Mrs. Wallis Warfield
Simpson, for whom King Edward VIII of England gallantly abdicated
the throne because his lady's resume didn't fit the protocol for a
British monarch's wife. Still, it would be many years before "Man of
the Year" became "Person of the Year."
In 1950, the honor went to a non-specific recipient, the "American
fighting man." Certainly nothing wrong with that. There would be
several subsequent non-specific awards, including last year's, which
was "You," which is about as non-specific as one could get.
The first non-human recipient was "the Computer" in 1982, which
seems downright prophetic as I sit here using one to compose this col-
umn, which was also researched with the help of that device. And in
1988, years before Al Gore's rise to fame and glory far beyond what he
would have experienced, had he won the 2000 presidential election,
"Endangered Earth" was named the recipient.
A lot of US presidents have enjoyed the honor. Franklin D. Roosevelt
made it three times, as did George W. Bush (once in conjunction with
his father, qualifying the senior Bush also to be named); Harry Tru-
man, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon and
Bill Clinton twice each; John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and Ronald,
Reagan each once. The only two US presidents to have missedobut
since the award was introduced were Herbert Hoover and Gerald
Ford.
For 2007,. Time named Russian potentate Vladimir Vladimirovich
Putin "Person of the Year." Putin distinguished himself as having es-
sentially undone the efforts of the Reagan administration in defeat-
ing Soviet Communism, setting the satellite nations free and tearing
down the infamous Berlin wall. Granted, the wall hasn't.been rebuilt,
1nor has captivity of the satellite states been re-established; however
Russia's progress toward representative government has essentially
been halted in its tracks by the former KGB operative whose ugly
kisser graces the front page. of last week's edition of Time magazine.
All right, all of Time's annual honorees haven't been "good guys,"
American heroes and such. In 1938, Adolf Hitler got the nod, just as
his campaign to "unite Europe" was getting into full swing. The fol-
lowing year,'Josef Stalin received the honor shortly before his falling
out with Hitler, and Stalin received it again in 1942 after it became
clear that he would be on our 'side in World War II, if only by default
because of his aforementioned dust-up with Hitler.
In 1957 Nikita Khrushchev got the award for no reason that could
possibly have been beneficial to this country, Mikhail Gorbachev got
t.i198and again in' 1989,,thanks to his cooperation in dismantling
:oiet hegemony in Eastern Europe, which led to far better relations
'wiithRussiasthan we'dhad since Germany surrendered in 1945
Comrade Putin pretty well put an end.to that with his policy of
SIknockling off pplitical opponents in the noble tradition of .Stalin and
-Khtushchev.and setting'himself up as "Prime Minister" with a hand-
picked stooge president and the prospect of lifetime tenure as the
'power.behind thethrone.
T'ihese observations aside, I'm not arguing that Time magazine should
-, be, punished for honoring the man who is in the process of reinstating.
Dictatorship in his homeland. After all, wehave freedom of the press
here ithetUnited States. ".
Snd that's sohethilig they no longer have in Russia, thanks to Time
Magazine's "Person of 'the Year."


Old Country Music,

regularly held at

the Cattleman's

Hall, is closing

down for a while.

The music will be

returning

February 6th.

If you have any

questions you may

contact Don

Hilligoss at

542-9747

BREAST CANCER
PATIENTS
DONATION GIVEN


'icturea at let is Dave wuson, Levy LCounty norse
Club President, presenting a $3,200.00 check to Jennifer;
Mazza, Clinical, Social Worker of Shands Cancer Center,
with Randy Beasley, LCHC Vice President on the right.
The Levy County Horse Club held their 7th annual Breast
Cancer Awareness benefit Trail ride on, October 20,2007. At
the. Tidewater Trail head in Goethe State Forest. The monies
raised at these events are deposited into an account set up at


ANTsy
to sell those
old items you
have just
lying around
the house?


Sell Them In
The Classifieds

352.498,3312.


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THREE RIVERS

LEGAL SERVICES
WILL OFFER

FREE
CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES TO
LOW-INCOME AND OTHER ELI-
GIBLE CITIZENS AT THE
DIXIE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE
ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2008
9:30 A.M. 11:00 A.M.
PLEASE CALL 1-800-495-0039 TO
SCHEDULE AND APPOINTMENT.
PLEASE MEET AT THE BENCHES
ACROSS FROM COURTROOM B
(SUITE D)
AREAS OF PRACTICE INCLUDE:

*LANDLORD/TENANT
*UNFAIR SALES PRACTICES ,
*FORECLOSURE
*CONTRACTS "
*SOCIAL SECURITY
*MEDICAID/MEDICARE
*LIVING AND LEGAL WILLS
*FAMILY LAW (LIMITED)

the Shands Cancer Center in Gainesville to help local breast
cancer patients ftmnds'are strictly regulated by a member
board for patients in need of child care payments, gas money
to attend the chemo treatments, wigs, combs, utility payment
or one time house or rental payment. Everyday things that al-
lows an individual to undergo treatment that otherwise
wouldn't be available to them. The 2008 benefit event be held
on Oct. 18th 2008 at the Tidewater Trail.head on Highway 337
in Levy County, put this date on your calendar and come out
and support the cause. The Levy County Horse Club a held
monthly meeting and Christmas party during the camp out
weekend of Dec. 14-16,2007,at River Rise Horse Park at O'Leno
State Park. As a result of the benefit Trailride that was held
on Oct 20, 2007, a check in the amount of $3,200.00 was given
to Shands Cancer Center. Accepting the check.on behalf of
Shands Cancer Center in Gainesville was Clinical Social
Worker, Jennifer Mazza. A cancer patient recipient, Paula
was in attendance with Ms. Mazza and gave a heartfelt
speech of appreciation of haw these funds helped her and
other patients through some really emotional and trying
times during their: treatments. Anyone wishing to contribute
to our 8th annual benefit Trailride or in need of further in-
formation about out horse club may contact us on the web at
www.flahorse.com/lchc or email levy2@flahorse.com


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MARK YOUR


CALENDAR!
Saturday, February 23, 2008, is the date of the Bark 'n Purr Chari-
ty Concert and Family Fun Day event presented by the Humane
Society of Levy County and 93.7 K-Country radio. The festivities
will be held at the Bronson Youth League Park starting at Noon.
The day will be filled with a variety of events geared to. delight
and entertain the whole family
There will be a Kiddy Village to for the youngsters, local bands to
treat the teenagers, and a BBQ Cook Off for the adults where you
get to sample all of the entries! In between there will be prize
drawings, K-9 and sport dog demonstrations, a car show, and a va-
riety of vendors to please the pallette. The day's events will be
topped off with a concert by Country Western singer, Chris Cagle.
Advance tickets are available at the following locations: Bronson
Town Hall, 660 E. Hathaway Avenue, Bronson and Chiefland Hard-
ware and Farm Supply, 216 E. Rodgers Blvd., (Hwy 129), Chiefland.
Your ticket will give you unlimited access throughout the day and
admission to the Chris Cagle Concert. Tickets purchased in Ad-
vance are $15.00 for ages 12 and older and $23.00 at the gate. Tick-
ets for ages 4-12 are $6.00 and children under 4 are free. Preferred
seating for the Chris Cagle concert, which includes all day admis-
sion, are $23.00 in advance and $35.00 at the gate.
For more information call: (352) 486-5705 or (352) 317-0279 or log on
to the Humane Society website at www.humanesocietyoflevycoun-
tycom.
Proceeds from the Bark-N-Purr Charity event will go toward the
Humane Society's building fund for a spay and neuter clinic and
pet adoption center for the Tri-county area.


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Announcements & Calendar of Events


MR. ED BUTLER'S


103RD BIRTHDAY

Mr. Ed Butler and Family wish to invite everyone to the celebration of his 103rd birth-
day on Saturday, January 12, 2008. It will begin at 1pm at Gulf Coast Supply, on the
Horseshoe Beach Road. For Directions, please call 352-498-3480. There will be food,
singing and fellowship.
Please come and help us celebrate. No gifts, please.
Mr. Ed and Family

STATE AGENCIES PARTNER FOR JOINT
TRUCK SAFETY ENFORCEMENT DETAIL


The Florida Department of Transportation
Motor Carrier Compliance Office (MCCO)
and the Department of Highway Safety and
Motor Vehicles, Division of the Florida High-
way Patrol, recently partnered in a Joint
Truck Safety Enforcement Detail on Decem-
ber 18-19, 2007. The purpose of the two-day
operation was to improve traffic safety on
Florida highways through intensified traffic-
law enforcement targeted at commercial
motor vehicles.
"In 2006, fatal crashes involving large trucks
were at the lowest recorded point in the past
five years. The combined efforts of the Flori-
da Highway Patrol and the Motor Carrier
Compliance Office of the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation will help continue to
promote this downward trend and provide
for a safe transportation system for all mo-
torists," stated Colonel David Dees of the
Florida Department of Transportation.
MCCO Officers concentrated their enforce-
ment activities in the 10 counties where the
most fatal truck crashes occurred in 2006. In
the two day operation in these counties,.
MCCO contacted 682 commercial vehicle dri-
vers and conducted 467 commercial vehicle
driver inspections. Forty-six of these drivers
were placed out of service for critical safety
violations such as exceeding hours of service
limits, improper driver license and posses-
sion of alcohol or drugs. Officers also cited
105 commercial drivers for other traffic viola-
tions such as speeding,
following too closely, and failure to use a safe-
ty belt.
"We certainly recognize that the vast majori-
ty of commercial motor vehicle operators
drive in a responsible and law abiding man-
ner. However, because of vehicle size, weight,
and the type of cargo hauled by commercial
vehicles, the potential for causing crashes re-
sulting in serious injuries or death is very
real. It is, therefore, imperative that commer-
cial truck drivers obey state and federal laws
and regulations meant to protect their safe


passage and that of the motoring public,"
stated Colonel John Czernis, director of the
Florida Highway Patrol.
During this operation, FHP troopers height-
ened enforcement efforts on interstates and
other major state roads where commercial
motor vehicle, speeding and aggressive dri-
ving violations are prevalent. FHP troopers
were watching for unsafe drivers, especially
those who contribute to collisions between
passenger vehicles and large trucks. Viola-
tors were tracked using laser, radar, Vascar,
video cameras, motorcycles, and unmarked
patrol vehicles.
"Since 1934,,the trucking industry, through
our state association, has been vigorously
promoting highway and driver safety in the
Sunshine State," said Mary Lou Rajchel,
president & CEO of the Florida Trucking
Association. "Through the efforts of FTA's
Safety Management Council and programs
like the Florida/Georgia Joint Vehicle In-
spection, the Florida Truck Driving Champi-
onships, and the No-Zone education project
of our Florida Road Team, we.advocate strict
compliance with traffic laws. We are part-
ners in promoting safe driving practices, and
we strongly encourage and support efforts
such as the recently concluded Joint Vehicle
Safety Enforcement Detail."
The following statistics are reflective of the
activity for enforcement actions involving
both commercial vehicles and passenger
cars. Notably, the majority of these citations
were written to drivers of passenger vehi-
cles.


TOTAL CITATIONS ...............3993
SPEED CITATIONS................1781
FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY.....42
IMPROPER LANE CHANGE .....38
DRIVING UNDER THE
INFLUENCE ARRESTS...............14
SEATBELT CITATIONS ............271
ALL OTHER CITATIONS.........1847


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CONSIGNMENT SHOP
25867 SE HWY 19 -- Old Town
DOLLAR GENERAL SHOPPING CENTER
(352) 542-7730
MONDAY,- FRIDAY 10 am 6pm VISA
Please Call First To Bring in Clothing. We Accept Clothing
Donations For The American Cancer Society & The Dixie
County Humane Society.
"*Brimin this Coupon for $5.00 off any $2000 daily purchase."

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What hayyene in 19os5?


January 1905--Ed Butler was born!

Russo-Japanese War: The Russian fleet
surrenders at Port Arthur, China.
According to the Julian Calendar which
was used at the time, Russian workers
stage a march on the Winter Palace that
ends in the massacre by Czarist troops
known as Bloody Sunday, setting off the
Russian Revolution of 1905.
'Bloody Sunday"in St. Petersburg, be-
ginning of the 1905 revolution.
The Cullinan Diamond is found near
Pretoria, South Africa at the Premier
Mine.

February' 1905

Pope Pius X publishes the encyclical Ve-
hementer nos.
Chicago, Illinois attorney Paul Harris
and three other businessmen meet for
lunch to form the Rotary Club, the
world's first service club.

March 1905

Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to cre-
ate an elected assembly (the Duma).
Russian troops begin to retreat from
Mukden, 'Manchuria after losing 100,000
troops in three days.


April 1905

In India, an earthquake near Kangra
kills 370,000.

May 1905

Las Vegas, Nevada, is founded when 110
acres (0.4 km²), in what later
would become downtown, are auctioned
off.
Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of
Tsushima begins.
Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of
Tsushima ends with the destruction of
the Russian Baltic Fleet by Admiral
Togo Heihachiro and the Imperial
Japanese Navy.

June 1905

Norway declares the union with Swe-
den dissolved.
Princess Margaret of Connaught mar-
ries Gustav, Crown Prince of Sweden.
Mutiny on the battleship Potemkin.
Moonlight Graham makes his only ma-
jor league baseball appearance, in a
game between the New Yprk Giants and
the Brooklyn Superbas but gets no at-


bat.
Albert Einstein publishes the article
"On the Electrodynamics of Moving
Bodies*, where he introduces special
relativity


July 1905
Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister
of Australia for the second time.

August 1905
Russian and Japanese peace negotia-
tions begin in Portsmouth.
Norway holds referendum in favour of
dissolving the union with Sweden.

September 1905

Alberta and Saskatchewan join the
Canadian confederation.
Russo-Japanese War: In New Hamp-
shire, USA, the Treaty of Portsmouth, a
treaty mediated by US President
Theodore Roosevelt, is signed by victor
Japan and defeated party Russia.
Norway and Sweden sign the "Karlstad
treaty", officially ending the Union be-
tween the two countries peacfully
Albert Einstein publishes the paper
"Does the Inertia of a Body Depend
Upon Its Energy Content?" in Annalen
der Physik. This paper revealed the re-
lationship between energy and mass

October 1905

Wilbur Wright pilots Wright Flyer HI in
a flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes. A
world record that stands until 1908.
Norway becomes independent from
Sweden
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia grants Rus-
sia's first constitution, creating a leg-
islative assembly.

November 1905

(November 12 & 13) Norway holds refer-,,
endum in favour of monarchy over re-
public.
Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King
Haakon VII of Norway
Haakon VII arrives in Norway
Irish nationalist Arthur Griffith founds
Sinn F6in as a political party whose
goal is the independence for all of Ire-
land.

December 1905

Law separating church and state passed
in France


Meals on Wheels in
Suwannee right now,
there are no Meals on
Wheels community
serving site in Suwan-
nee, 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, Se-
nior Pastor at Suwan-
nee Fellowship to deter-
mine 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 in-
terested in receiving
the Meals on Wheels
program, or would like
to volunteer in offering
the program, call 352-
542-2656 or email dr-
pastor(Aaol.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 Wednes-
days 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 Thurs-
day of every month.
For more information
call 542-2021.


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Church Bingo every
Tuesday evening 6:00
p.m 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 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 Com-
munity Center Has a
Bingo every Monday
Evening, Doors open at
4:30 pm, games start at
6:30pi. Funds are to
support the center and
charities.
Veterans 'of Foreign
Wars Post #5625,
Chiefland, would like to
announce the annual
Voice of Democracy
and Patriot's Pen Schol-
arship Awards. Appli-
cations are available at
the local high and mid-
dle schools or contact
Jacob Wynn 352-493-
1159 at the VFW.
TOPS MEETING-
Take off pounds sensi-
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Church North


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Wednesday 10:30am for
more information 352-
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PROGRAM FUN FOR
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Although the day was overcast and
chilly, spirits were not dampened as
many people showed up for the beauti-
ful Christmas music at Dixie Music on
Sat. Dec. 22nd. Children sat close to the
stage and
sang along
with the fa-
miliar songs
while sip-
ping hot
chocolate,
and many
adults could
be seen
singing
along as
well. The
program
was diverse
in styles,
but the
Christmas music was familiar to all.
Dotti and the Doo Dahs, with Bruce
Miller on guitar, Carol Neubert on
sleigh bells and vocals, Charlie Wilbur
on bass and Dotti South on electric
washboard, kicked the show off with
lots of the kid's favorite songs. Hardee
Myer, Jennifer Rucker Harvard and
Gail Rucker Caceres followed with two
beautiful favorites using guitar, violin
and vocals. Jerry Davis performed a
Christmas medley on his guitar and it
was very well received. Hardee Myer,
Linda White and Dotti South did an a
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igh December" followed by a
iful rendition of "I'll Be Home for
tmas." Mike White helped out on
ong singing beautiful harmony
atrick closed out the show with
oly Night" with help from all the
vocalists who had performed ear-
e hot chocolate and hot coffee was
d and all the children received
Y qanes. A food donation box was
p and the generous people of this
unity donated 100 pounds of non-
lable food items to be donated to
cal food bank. The show was a
ndous success and Bob and Dotti
ner of Dixie Music Center hope to
again next year.
course, we could not have done
lone and we have several people
re would like to thank. First of all,
e so grateful to the performers
gave so generously of their time
ilents. Preparing for a show like
emands a lot of preparation and
work and we truly thank you all
Syou did. Hardee Myer was indis-
ble to us, arriving early and help-
ing set up equipment as well as
running sound and staying late
to tear down the equipment.
This he did in between perfor-
mances and we thank him for
his hard work. Al Neubert also
arrived early on the scene and
stayed late, as did Derrick and
Becky Stikeleather who were
here for Christmas vacation
and went home tired. Alan
Mayo was a huge help in tear-
ing down the equipment after
the show. All of these folks put
in a lot of time and hard work
to help us and we really could-
n't have done it without'them.
Our thanks to Jackie Driggers
and Shelby Miller who took
care of the hot chocolate and
coffee for us. They were great
and we really appreciate all
they did. As always, Al and
Julie Squires let us use their
property for parking and we'd
like to thank them for that. We
also appreciate all of you who
turned out to be a part of our
Christmas program. It was
gratifying to see so many chil-
dren and families making
warm memories of the holi-
days at the concert. Thanks so
much for being a part of this
year's Christmas program and
hope to see you again next
year.


The Cross City 4-H Club was represented by two judging
teams at the North Florida Fair in Tallahassee.
The Agricultural Judging Team competed in the 4-H Interme-
diate Division. The topics they judged were selected from
beef, poultry corn (shelled), oats, sheep, swine, soybeans, and
hay The team members are: Zachary Music, Todd Pinner,
and Jacob Rollison. This team placed second overall in the
Intermediate Division, with Zachary Music receiving the
Overall High Score Individual Award in the Intermediate Di-
vision. The Agricultural Judging Team is coached by Pam
Music.
The Horticulture Judging Team competed in the 4-H Junior
Division. The contest is made up of 15 specimens in each of
the following categories: ornamental plants, fruits, vegeta-
bles, and flowers and foliage. The team members are: Shel-
ton Hurst, Shelbi McCall, Tori Rollison, and Kole VanAer-
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with Shelbi McCall receiving the 2nd Overall High Score In-
dividual Award in the Junior Division. The Horticulture
Judging Team is coached by Sharon McCall, Denee Hurst, Ka-
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Spotlight On Dixie


A NEW YEAR BRINGS NEW HOPE FOR
EARLY EDUCATION
By Gregory Taylor


THREE LOST HUNTERS IN OSCEOLA
NATIONAL FOREST FOUND ON
CHRISTMAS DAY


New Year's is a time for reflection on where
we've been, the lessons learned, and how we
can better ourselves for the future. Unfortu-
nately, many resolutions to help our children
better succeed in school have been broken.
Every year, about one-third of American
children enter a kindergarten class unpre-
pared to learn. Many will never catch up.
That all-important door to learning is al-
ready, in effect, closed. The reasons for this
are complex, but this much is clear: The mul-
tiple systems from family to schools to gov-
ernment that should be supporting young
children too often are failing tdo so.
There is hope, however. Research suggests
that investing in early learning is the best in-
vestment we can make in America's future.
Studies by the Institute of Medicine and Na-
tional Research Council and others tell us
that the achievement gap for poor and other-
wise disadvantaged children is created in the
first five years of their lives. A youngster's
brain works on a "use it or lose it" principle,
and synapses not used or stimulated early on
will be discarded.
The child's first five years at home thus con-
stitute the most important years of his or
her life. The first four years in school are the
second most important phase. And the tran-
sition from home and community into
school may be the most important transition
in his or her life.
But in most school districts there is little if
any interaction between local childcare cen-
ters, early care and education providers and
the public school system. Transitions to
kindergarten usually consist of a "meet and
greet" session for parents. Rarely is there an
alignment of teaching or curriculum or coor-
dination of teachers and parents.
Fortunately, that situation is beginning to
change. In 2006, early childhood education
was named a legislative priority by 24 gover-
nors, compared to 17 in 2005. Some states
such as Washington have created new
departments dedicated to early learning.
To support states' efforts, many national
foundations (including the WK. Kellogg
Foundation's SPARK initiative -- Supporting
Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids), as well
as researchers in academia and the federal
government, have launched system-building
initiatives that link parents, educators, early
childhood service providers, and'their com-
munities. A big part of this community-
based innovative thinking is the movement


toward ready schools. In communities as di-
verse as Miami, FL and Gwinnett County,
GA, where SPARK has made investments, we
are beginning to see positive change.
In early 2007, the Gwinnett County Public
Schools (the largest school district in Geor-
gia and the 20th largest in the country)
adopted and funded the SPARK Georgia
school transition model. Using federal Title I
funds to implement the nationally recognized
Parents as Teachers program has resulted in
increases in key school-readiness skills (in-
cluding fine motor skills, problem-solving
and socialization); greater parent participa-
tion and leadership in early education and
schools (parents who participated in the Par-
ent Leadership Institute now serve as chairs
on seven committees); and parent attendance
at GED and ESL classes.
In Miami, our initiative identified a lack of
alignment in expectations between elemen-
tary schools and childcare facilities. Support,
for an increase in the number of accredited
centers led eventually to success in creating
a quality rating system that further aligns
expectations across early education and the
early grades and includes criteria for those
all-important transitions
In the past, the burden was primarily on
children and parents to get ready for school.
But this "two-way street" approach helps
shape schools so they are prepared to receive
and serve all children. Some additional ele-
ments of this approach include screening
children for developmental delays and health
issues that impede learning; helping parents
and families in their role as first teachers;
and getting child advocacy organizations,
businesses and state agencies to commit
more resources to 'early education because
an investment now means savings later.
By focusing on the crucial learning period
from birth up to the early grades we can also
help ensure the success of existing programs
such as No Child Left Behind, currently up
for reauthorization by Congress. Policymak-
ers at all levels should continue to provide
tools and flexibility to nurture such commu-
nity-based innovations on behalf of kids'
learning. We must resolve to create new
structures, practices and programs to sup-
port the early learning of infants, toddlers
and preschoolers. This is one New Year's Res-
olution we should keep. Millions of children
are counting on us.


Three lost hunters received a great
Christmas present from the-Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
when they were found in the woods Tuesday
night.
The three Lake City hunters, Marty
Barfus, 37, Timothy Barfus, 34, and Matthew
Barfus, 6, had gone small game hunting at
about 11 a.m. They called family members
around 4 p.m. to let them know they were lost
in Otter Bay Swamp in the Osceola National
Forest and needed help.
Family members searched the area
until it began getting dark, and then called
the Columbia County Sheriff's Office whose
officers arrived at the scene and found the
hunters' vehicle. The sheriff's office called
the FWC for assistance in locating the three
people. Units from the U.S. Forest Service
(USFS) and Baker Correctional K-9 were also
called to help.
FWC Officer Billy Giles and his K-9
partner, Parker, along with USFS Agent Jim-
my Ellis, located a jacket in the vehicle of the
lost hunters to use as a scent item. Parker be-
gan tracking the three missing people.
According to FWC Lt. Scott Kihei,
other FWC officers began searching by truck
and on ATVs. The FWC helicopter was also
called into service.
The conditions Christmas night were
less than perfect for flying the helicopter,
said FWC Pilot Joe Johnston.
"It was a drizzly night with a cloud
cover at 600 feet. However, the location we
were given was only about 10 miles from the
airport and in very familiar territory to me,
so we launched," Johnston said.
"One FWC officer on the ground told me to
concentrate north of his location and in just
a few minutes, I was able to.pick up a faint
glow about a mile away with my night vision
goggles (NVG)," Johnston said.
FWC Lt. Steve Farmer was operating the For-
ward Looking Infrared (FLIR) unit on the he-
licopter and' directed Johnston to a "huge


black-hot" heat source. The FLIR detects ex-
tremely subtle temperature changes and
doesn't care if it's midday or midnight. It
creates an image based on heat. The FLIR
also has a laser that can be directed at the
ground to assist in locating a specific site.
"I flew to the spot and Steve could then see
three people around a small fire. Steve even
told me it looked like two men and a boy,"
Johnston said. "With the wind and low cloud
cover, it was nearly impossible to stay close
enough to the fire to see it with the NVGs
and direct officers on foot, but with the FLIR,
I set up a wide orbit and let Steve keep the
laser on the campfire."
Johnston directed the officers on the ground
to the laser, with instructions to shine their
flashlights up into the trees.
"Officers Giles, Ellis and Parker were within
a quarter mile of the three lost hunters and
had been calling to them," Kihei said. "The
brush was extremely thick and made maneu-
vering difficult. However, with the additional
assistance from the helicopter, the officers
quickly made contact with the trio."
"As soon as they made contact, we were on
course back to the airport," Johnston said.
"However, about two minutes into our return
flight, the officers requested our assistance
to help them get back out of the woods. We
turned around and did the whole thing in re-
verse. It's amazing how disoriented a person
can become in a terribly overgrown area un-
der an overcast sky."
The three lost hunters, along with the two of-
ficers and K-9, made it out of the swamp to
waiting family and FWC officers.
"This is a great example of teamwork," Kihei
said.
Johnston echoed Kihei's statement.
"The officers on the ground, working in con-
junction with the helicopter's FLIR and
NVGs, are a tough combination to beat dur-
ing a search and rescue," Johnston said. "If
you're lost, we will find you."


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Obituaries and Faith




BOBBY EARL DRAKE MARY "BOOTSIE" RUTH GILLEY ROSSIE MAE PURVIS


BOBBY EARL DRAKE, 65, of Old Town passed away
Sunday, December 23, 2007 at Haven Hospice in
Chiefland. Mr. Drake moved to Dixie County in 1996
from Pinellas County.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothea Drake of Old
Town; sons, Keith Meagley of Stevens Point, PA,
Andy Meagley of Susquehanna, PA, and Bart Meagley
of Old Town; daughter connie Meagley of KY; sisters,
Margaret Cochran, Elizabeth Drake and Dorothy
Richardson, all of Louisville, KY; 9 grandchildren.

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



PAULINE FOWLER

PAULINE FOWLER, 75, of Cross City passed away
Sunday, December 23, 2007 at North Florida Regional
Medical Center in Gainesville. Born in Levy County,
she was a lifetime resident of Dixie County

She is survived by her husband, Randall Fowler of
Cross City; sons, Paul Elliott, Mason Elliott, and Wen-
dall Elliott, all of Cross City; daughters, Annette
Hodge and Elaine Brimm both of Old Town; brother,
Noah Keene of Homosassa, FL; sister. Daphine Roden-
berry of Adamsville, TN; 9 grandchildren and 9 great
grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, December
26, 2007 at 4PM at the Rick Gooding Funeral home
with Rev. Lester Osteen officiating.

Arrangements have been placed under the care of the
Rick Gooding Funeral Home, US Hwy 19, Cross City
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rROBERT DENNIS WHITE, JR.

ROBERT DENNIS WHITE, JR., 53, of Horseshoe Beach
passed away Thursday, November 29, 2007 at his home
he shared with his companion by his side. Mr. White
was a commercial fisherman, clammer and stone crab-
ber.

He is survived by his long-time companion, Darlene
Powell of Horseshoe Beach, FL, mother and Dad Bob-
bie and Jack Todd of Leesburg, FL; brothers Jerry
Alan White of North Kingstown, RI and John C. Todd
and sister in law Michelle Todd of Palm Bay, FL; sis-
ters, Linda Catherine Craig of north Kingstown, RI,
Terri Lea Luke and Brother in Law Tom Luke of
Poweder Spring, GA, Constance Lola Lyons and broth-
er in Law Rick Lyons of Exeter, RI.

Funeral Services were held Monday, December 3, 2007
at 2PM at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel Pas-
tor Russ Sasspher officiating. Burial followed at But-
ler Cemetery, Horseshoe Beach.

Pallbearers were Mike Behnke, Day Cherry, Lee Mis-
sildine, John Missildine, Clarence Long and Bob Webb.
May he rest in peace with Jesus.


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MARY "BOOTSIE" RUTH GILLEY, 65, of Cross City
passed away Thursday, December 20, 2007 at her
home. Ms. Gilley was born in Shamrock and lived in
Dixie County all her life. She was a member of the
Pentecostal Church of God.

She is survived by her son, Tommy Gilley of Cross
City; stepsons, Wayne Gilley of Homosassa, FL, Ken-
ny Gilley, Walter Gilley and Ellis Gilley all of Ocala,
FL; step daughters, Mildred Cheek of Cross City and
Ester May Gooding of Pembroke, GA; brothers, John
W. Wilson of Cross City, James M. Wilson of Mayo,
Thomas E. Wilson of Laman, MO and Lewis H. Wil-
son of LaCrosse; sister, Marie Wilson of Moultrie,
GA.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, December 22,
2007 at the Cross City Cemetery at 2PM with Rev.
Lester Osteen officiating. A visitation was held Fri-
day, December 21, 2007 at the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City.

Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home, US Hwy 19, Cross City (352)
4985400.




WVELVA ELLEN PIEKARSKI
VELVA ELLEN PIEKARSKI, 83, of Cross City passed
away Monday, December 24, 2007 at Haven Hospice in
Chiefland. mrs. Piekarski attended Scrubb Creek
Baptist Church. She moved to Dixie County eight
years ago from Homosassa Springs. She was a book-
keeper for the Pentagon and in the private sector as
well as co-owner of a shoe store with her husband in
Hastings, Nebraska. Both she and her husband re-
tired in their 50's to enjoy and see the world.

She is survived by her husband, John Piekarski of
Cross City; brother, J. R. Christiansen (Cindy) of CA;
brother in law, Merlin Flanders of Ocala; sister Violet
Hardy (Marshall) of Freemont, NE. She was preced-
ed in death by sister, Vivian Flanders.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 28,
2007 at the Rick Gooding Funeral home Chapel in
Cross City, FL with Rev. Archie Knowles officiating.
Burial will be held Friday, December 28, 2007 at 2:30
PM at the Florida NationalCemetery in Bushnell, FL.

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


ROSSIE MAE PURVIS, 84, of Old Town passed away
December 24, 2007 at her home, Mrs. Purvis was born
in Trenton, FL and was a lifetime resident of this
area.

She is survived by her sons, James Albert Purvis, Jr.
of Langley, SC, Franklin Purvis of Providence, RI
and George Norman Moore of Old Town, FL; daugh-
ters, Jewell Marie Perkins of Morris, AL, Essie Lav-
erne Airhart of Hoover, AL, Linda Susie Beard of
Gainesville, FL and Rhonda Jean Kincaid of Lake
Butler, FL; brother, Donald Mooney of Wilcox, FL; sis-
ter, Ruby Langford of Wilcox, FL; 26 grandchildren;
36 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, December 29,
2007 at 11AM at the First Baptist Church of Old Town
with Rev. Royce Hanshew officiating. Burial followed
at Keen Cemetery. A visitation was held prior to ser-
vices at 10AM.

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




LYDIA APTIST CHURCH NEWS

Thank you, gracious Lord, for giving us yet another year. We
are fervently praying for those in our community who are
sick or undergoing surgery, or those who are grieving the
loss of a loved one.

We, at Lydia, are excited to announce Pastor Wayne Allen's
new study course, beginning January 6th, 2008. everyone in
the community is invited to participate in this 32 week
course. the material will be informative and inspiring to all,
whether New Christians, experienced Christians, or anything
in between. Please join us every Sunday evening: class beins
at 5:45 and will last one hour.

Pastor Wayne Allen and the entire Lydia congregation wish,.
everyone in our community a blessed and God-centered New
Year. Remember, at Lydia everybody is somebody and Christ
is everything.


The freedom to gather,





the freedom to pray.


First Baptist Church of Cross City New Prospect Baptist Church Calvary Temple Assembly of God
US 19 *- Cross.City US 19- Between Cross City & Old Town Suwannee LumberRoad Cross City
I have come thaI they may ha Ife. and hav It nmore abundantly. John10:10
Sunday School 9:30A- Morning Worship 10:45A Jesus is The Answer For Your Life "Join Us ForA Visit, Stay ForA Lifetime."
AWANAS 6:00 Evening Worship 7P Sunday School 10A- Morning Worship 11A Sunday Worship 10:30 A
Wed GA's &RA's 6P Youth 7P Children's Church 11A Evening Worship 7P Wednesday Evening Service 7P
Adult Bible Study & Prayer 7P Choir 8P Wednesday Evening 7P Kd Church Ages3-5 & 6-12
Pastor Mike Brown Pastor Billy Robson Pastor Jim Hurst
(352) 498-5107 (352) 498-3711 (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 Let Us Worship & Adore Him" Invites You To Worship With Us!
Wednesday Bible Study 7P Sunday Worship 9:30A "A church where everybody Is somebody and Christ Is Lord'
Knock & the door will open, seek & you will find, ask & you will be, Church School 11A Sunday School 10A*- Morning Worship 11A
given life eternally. Wednesday Choir Practice 7P Evening Worship 6P E Wed. Prayer Meeting 7P
Pastor Royce Hanshew Pastor- Rev. Carl Rainear Pastor David B. Downing
(352) 542-7050 (352) 542-7954 (352) 498-0714

First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee Old Town Church of God Cross City Church of Christ
Riverside Drive Stejnhatchee Welcomes You. To Come & Worship With Us 523752 NE 147th St. (McArthur St.)
"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 11:00 A
Evening Worship -6P Sunday Evening WorshipW-d6:OOP Wednesday Evening Bible Study -7:00 P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7PAwana 6:30 7 Wednesday Evening Worship 7:OOPdy-700 P
lden P Leon Holden Pastor Troy Hare Ministere- 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"
Sevc S t S o A M i Children's Church 10:30A- Morning Worship 10:30A
Bible Study 10A* Worship 11A Bible Study 9:45A Worship Service 11A Evening Worship 6:30P
Sunday Evening Worship 6P Church Training 6Pr 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 7:00P
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 Sto Cross City Cross City 100 Parker Street Cross City
"Open Hearts, Open Minds, Opena Doors" In the Heart of Dixie Co., with Dixie Doo at Heartl
The People of The United Methodist Church "Welcomes You Where Jesus is Lord" Sunday School 10A Morn ing Worship 11A
/ Sabbath School 9:30A Morning Worship 11A Children's Church -Ages 3-7
Sunday School 9:45A Morning Worship 11A Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30P Sunday Evening -7:00 pm
Wednesday -Adult Choir 7:30P Wed. Family Night 7:30P Youthquake & Kid's Club
Pastor Rev. Glenda Brayman Pastor Bill Schnorbus Pastor Paul & Louise Tyson
0 H ( C (35420 H (352) 498-3258 C (352) 498-5674 (352) 498-0736

The Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ i th irit O e Mi Faith Baptist Church
Welcomes You To Come & Worship CR 55A (Between Cross City & Old Town)
with us in Horseshoe Beach ""The Church With An Open Door"
Sunday Morning ............10:00 am Sunday School 9:45A- Morning Worship 11A
Sunday Evening.............. 6:00 pm Evening Worship 7P
Wednesday EveningI........P7:00 pm Mid-Week Bible Study Wednesday 7P
Pastor James Butler S Rev. Jackle Pettrey, Pastor
(352) 498-3577 (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 You Can Call Home" "A Church Without Walls"
Sunday-Moring Prayer 9:15A Sunday School 9:45A Sunday Morning 10:30A 1 Sunday Evening 6P Sunday School 10A Morning Worship 11A
Morning Worship 11A Evening Worship 7P Tuesda E nternesso Prayer 7:30P Sunday re's hurc 11A
Wednesday-Prayer Meeting 7P Thursday Night 7:30P Sunday Eveng 7P Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Bible Study, Mission Friends, RA's, GA' G ra igh ool
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 Usl Mass Sundays 11:30 am
Sunday School 9:45A r Worship Service 11A Confessions Sundays 10:45 11:15 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 Chlefland 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
(352) 542-2207 (352) 498-5671 (352) 498-7167


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one Broker's class and
two Salespersons', for pre-licensing requirements.

Start 2008 with a career in real estate; the best
Christmas gift you can give yourself. Call today for
reservations, seating is limited.
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Old Town Shopping Center
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I Happy Holidays
from all of us here at Vision Realty!


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raised with new elevator on 2Y, lots!
Concrete seawall, carport, work-
shop, new siding, pole barn, 4-stall
boat house, large kitchen!
MLS#756923 $549;900


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SAVING

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THE HOME

HEATING

SEASON



(ARA) From compact fluo-
rescent light bulbs to EN-
ERGY STAR-rated
appliances, con-
sumers are inter-
ested in thelatest
and greatest
"green," energy-ef-
ficient products.
While these prod-
ucts help home-
owners make an
impact, many con-
sumers mayover-
look basic steps
they can take to
conserve energy in
their home and
lower energy costs,
especially during
winter months.



In fact, the Depart-
ment of Energy re-
ports that the typi-
cal American family
spends more than $1,600 a
year on home utility bills.
And heating can account
for almost half of the aver-
age family's winter energy
bill. Experts recommend
that consumers use basic
winterizing practices and
evaluate the latest heating
systems to prepare their
homes for colder weather.



Home maintenance and
preparation should include:



* Sealing leaks around


doors and windows.


* Adding weather-stripping
or replacing worn strip-
ping around doors and win-
dows.



* Inspecting and cleaning
chimneys.



* Caulking gaps where


needed.


* Checking insulation. Fo-
cus on crawl spaces, base-
ments, walls, floors and at-
tics.



* Vacuuming vents and oth-
er heating components.



* Consider replacing old
windows and heating sys-
tems with newer, more en-
ergy-efficient models.


* Replacing furnace filters.



"There are quick, cost-ef-
fective ways to manage
your energy expenditures
this winter, like having a
trusted, local heating and
cooling contractor conduct
a routine maintenance
check on your system,"
says Kevin Dudash of"
Bryant Heating & Cooling
Systems. "Additionally, a


dealer can provide infor-
mation about larger invest-
ments a homeowner can
make to reduce energy
costs associated with the
winter season."



A reliable dealer can help
homeowners compare the
cost of a new system to the
estimated savings they
may experience over the
years following their ini-
tial investment. For exam-
ple, although they may cost
more up front, studies
show heating cost savings
of up to 25 percent when
consumers install hybrid


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by Bryant. The combina-
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pump creates a system that
always works at maximum
efficiency. The energy-sav-
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expensive electricity to
heat the home in milder
weather, switching to more
effective gas heating in
colder weather.



Consumers can easily find
a reliable contractor
who will do whatever
it takes to keep their
home running at
maximum efficiency.
Visitors to
www.bryant.com can
even search by zip
code for a qualified
dealer in their area.



With the right home
maintenance prac-
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system dealer, home-
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energy-efficient win-
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lWith a little work. This 2 bedroom, 2 Very Nice 2/2 SW MH, only a couple Looks like new. Large 2/2 DW MH, on
boh f blocks from the Suwannee River and a paved street with an attached carport
tbath singlewide mobilehome south a boat ramp. This partially furnished MH w/concrete slab, large covered deck,
,of Chiefland will make someone a has a fenced yard, screened porch, stor- screened patio w/concrete floor, & more. 4
nice home. $31,900.00 (LMH- age shed, and more. A great get a way Only minutes to Walmart, Suwannee Riv-
757660-K) 493-2221 place. $78,000 (DMH-756977-JW) 542- er, Greenway Trails, & Gulf of Mexico
0009. $95,000 (LMH-756947-JW) 463-6144 I.


]Shired Island 2Br. /1 Ba. Hunting Only minutes from Suwannee you will
JCamp located just off Shired Island road find this affordable DW MH ON 1Ac.
I(HWY 357) Good Hunting area and if you MOL. This home has many possibilities
(like Fishing the Flats some of 'the best. as a weekend get a-way, investment
There an County Park and Boat ramp at property, or vacation home. Close to the
"Shired Island. $97,500.00 (DR-756974-K) Gulf, River, & boat ramps. $125,000
'493-2221 (DMH-756228-JW) 463-6144


Almost new DW MH on 6+ acres. This prop-
erty is fenced, with horse barn, paddock, new'
4" well, 3/2 2005 MH, furnished or unfur-
nished. Close to "A" Rated schools, shop- 5
ping, and the Suwannee River. $152,000
(GMH-757235-JW) 463-6144.


ICozy Cottage- Newly remodeled 1 Very Private and approx. a half mile
bedroom, 1 bath concrete block cottage. to boat ramp on Suwannee River. This 4 PRICE REDUCED on this home with a
IRecent upgrades include vinyl siding, / 2 with large covered porch features' spectacular sunset view It's an elevated
central H&A, carpet & tile flooring, bath- nice large rooms, open floor plan, family 3/2 home in Suwannee that is fully fur-
(room fixtures with jetted garden tub. 5 room with fireplace, and bonus area with nished. It has a boat house with lifts and
wooded acres offers plenty of privacy, computer desk. Landscaped, storage fish cleaning area on a fresh water canal.
Paved road close to town. $152,000. building and pool. Must See. $169,900. $249,900 (DW-750881-MKH) 352-493-
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BR~INGS BACK THOSE MEMORIES OF and some Pasture. There a 3 Br. / 1 1/2 Ba. it
,of Chiefland. Centrally located near BRINGS BACK THOSE MEMORIES OF Home/Cabin, 1998 3 Br. / 2 Ba. Doublewide,
schools & shopping. Across the OLD FLOES ORIDA. MEEAUTIFUL 3/2 2003HO 2 Br. / 1 Ba. Cabin. Pole barns and Storage -
TStreet from the Greenway Trail. Call WITH AN EFFICIENCY LIVING AREA. THE Buildings. 96 acres of Paradise. Property is
for Details! $385,000. (LR-755320- 58 AC. HAS AN ABUNDANCE OF DEER, secluded and private, but very conveniently t
D) 352-493-2221 TURKEY HOGS, ETC. AND STOCKED located. $890,000.00 (LR-756886-K) 493- 1-
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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 commu-
nity that would benefit from the
service. A survey is being con-
ducted by Dr. Michael L. Lowery
Senior Pastor at Suwannee Fel-
lowship to determine who and
how many in the Suwannee
vicinity may desire to receive the
service and how many volun-
teers 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 offer-
ing the program, call 352-542-2656
or email drpastor(aaol.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 information call 542-
2021.

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

PREGNANT? Need help? Free
pregnancy test & confidential
counseling. Office hours: Mon-
day & Thursday llam-4pm. Look
for our sign on Hwy 19, across
from Dixie Co. Higlhool(352)
'49M7776.Ufr

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
charities.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
#5625, Chiefland, would like to
announce the annual Voice of
Democracy and Patriot's Pen
Scholarship Awards. .Applica-
tions are available at the local
high and middle schools or con-
tact Jacob Wynn, 352493-1159 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.


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


DIXIE COUNTY EDUCA-
TION FOUNDATION meets
on the second Monday of each
month at 3:30 p.m. at the Pub-
lic Library in Cross City


DIXIE COUNTY ADULT G.E.D.
CLASSES (cont.)

You may register for GED classes
at the site most convenient to
you. Please bring your Social Se-
curity card and photo ID. If you
are between 16 and 18 years of
age, you will need a
parent/guardian present to regis-
ter.

If. you have any questions please
feel free to call Michael Whitting-
ton'or Donna Wright at 498-6141.

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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 w/
220 power, water, floating dock,
decks, big boat lift, dock house
and more. Reduced price .Call for
more details. Will consider owner
financing 760-583-9987 UFN








Steinhatchee Place Resort Fur-
nished 1 and 2 bedroom Condos.
S.fr Rent! $750.00 $850.00. Inc16 d-
ed in price water, cable, internet,
hot tub. Steinhatchee/Florida -
(352) 498-7740 Ufn

TIMBERS APARTMENTS-1-2 &
3 BDR HC & noniHC 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 ufen




Have a Health
or Beauty
Business?
Restaurant?


WELDING CLASS
SPRING SEMESTER


Earn state certification in
SMAW, MIG, and TIG welding.
Be qualified for jobs that pay
$8.00 $16.00 per hour. Adult
welding classes taught by Mr.
James Smith begin Monday Jan-
uary 7, 2008 at Dixie County High
School. Classes will be held
through'Wednesday, May 21, 2008
each Monday Tuesday and
Wednesday evening from 6:00-
10:00 P.M. A minimum of 10 stu-
dents is required.

Make plans now to enroll for the
Spring Semester. The fee is
$380.60 and is due on the first day
of class. If you need additional
information, please call Donna
Wright at 498-6141.

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DIXIE COUNTY
ADULT G.E.D. CLASSES

FREE
GED Classes will be offered at
the following two locations:

Dixie County Old Town Educa-
tion Complex
Starting January 7, 2008
Mondays and Wednesdays
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Be sure to
contact the
Advocate and
reserve your
spot in our
LADIES NIGHT
OUT
Promotion
coming in late
January!
Space is limited!


compact for trailer. New thermo-
stat $350. Boat trailer like new
galvanized. New 155R-13 Tires
$700. 352-498-0165
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Beeffor Freezer
Live weight plus slaughter, cut
and wrap. Grain fed, no hor-
mones. 1, /2 or whole. Ever-
green Farm. 352-542-7135 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


ING OLD FLORIDA STYLE -
Homes, Offices; Restaurants, &
Condos. Call Ruth Ann Lovelace
352-226-7149. Email
lovelacera@,vahbo.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-
ing, and home improvement. De-
pendable fully insured. Call
Shamrock services 352-463-1212
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 systems for
the whole house. GE financing
available with no money down
and low, low payments. Why rent
when you can own your won? Call
today for your free water analy-
sis. For all of your water prob-
lems. Call your GE Platinum
Dealer today David B. Downing
(352) 356-0474 or (352) 498-2449. We'
service what we sell! A member of
the Florida Quality Water Associ-
ation. ufn


REFINANCE Cash Out/Low
Fixed Rates- Purchase Low Down
Payments Less Than Perfect
Credit OK-Seif 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- Kymco
Mortgage 43-ufn


bait, tackle and Sub Shop "fully
Furnished" unlimited poten-
tial. We lease to qualified in-
dividuals. Call 352-498-7347
UFN




CLERK TYPIST SPECIALIST


DIXIE MONUMENTS serving.
North Central FL for 16 years. The Levy County Health Depart-
Open Tuesday-Friday 8-4. Satur- ment is seeking a Clerk Typist
day 8-12 or call for appointment Specialist, Position #64002047 to,
aifetimoe. EI6oted on:512 Ave (be- work in the Healthy Families
hind McCrabb Church) 7 miles Florida Program. Must have a
North of Old Town on HWY 349. high school diploma or its equiv-
542-3432 or toll free 1-877-542-3232. alent. Must be able to type at
Ufn least 35 wpm. Must have experi-
ence using Microsoft Office. Ex-
BUSH HOG-HEAVY BUSH perience participating in orga-
HOG fence lines, site prep, com- nizing community events pre-
plete tractor and bobcat service. ferred. Knowledge of the Inter-
Cell 352-542-4310 Free Estimates. net preferred. Previous secretar-
Ufn ial or clerical work experience
preferred. Must be fingerprint-
WE SELL FILL DIRT!- Call Ki- ed. May be required to work ex-
mar Construction at 352-226-3294. tra hours or days in the event of
We deliver! Ufn an emergency '
This position requires a NET typ-
DUNN RITE Painting-Pressure ing speed of 35 words per minute
washing, great work, great prices- on the Florida Works typing
no job to big or small-Free esti- skills test. This position also re-
mates-Lic. & Iris. Call 352-210-0122. quires completion of the Mi-
Ufn crosoft Word, Excel and Internet
standard skills checks with a
MARTIAL ARTS- Self Defense minimum score of 70 on each.
Classes Kids/Adults. Gain con- These tests can be taken at the
fidence. Respect. Fitness. $35.00 Florida Works, formerly known
Registration fee, then only as the Alachua/Bradford Career
$5.00/class. Free uniform. Larry Center located at 4800 SW 13th
Taylor's Karate Training Center, Street, in Gainesville. Please call
Cross City. 498-0048 Ufn them at (352) 244-5156, to schedule
your appointment or call (352)
JIMS PRESSURE 374-5219 to confirm that your
WASHING/EXTERIOR PAINT- scores are already on file. The
ING sincel985. Exp/Ins. Call Pas- Alachua County Health Depart-
tor Jim Hurst at 352-463-1212. ment Human Resources office
ufn must receive scores no later than
5:00 p.m. on the Friday after the
HARRIS STUMP GRINDING position closes. Salary range is
498-5982- or 210-0534. Call Miles or $644.28 $700.40 bi-weekly. Appli-
Rick Licensed- Insured. Ufn cations will be accepted online at
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.co
Pregnant and need help? At the m/. State of Florida applications
Crisis Pregnancy Center we offer may be mailed to State of Flori-
assistance free. Services are pro- da, People First, Staffing Admin-
vided without discrimination. istration, PO Box 44058, Jack-
Call (352) 498-7776, Monday & sonville, Fl 32231 or faxed to
Thursday, llam-4pm. Look for (904) 636-2627 by 01/11/08.
our sign on Hwy 19, across from EEO/AA/VP Employer.
Dixie County High School. ufn
the Florida Quality Water Associ- 1,2
ation. Ufn

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STEEL BUILDING DEALS up
to 50% Savings. Any Size, Can
Erect, 352-625-0005 www.scg-
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HOUSEKEEPER needed, hon-
est, dependable, reliable, apply in
person at 228 NE Hwy 51, Stein-
hatchee Landing Resort -352-498-
3513 Ufn

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

RN'S NEEDED Cross City Re-
hab is looking for RN's FT and PT
for the 10pm to 6am shift and the 6
pm to 6am shift. If interested,
please call Liz Montgomery at 498-
2005 or stop by to fill out an appli-
cation. Ufn


NOW HIRING Independent
Agents. Will Train. AFLAC. Con-
tact: Melissa Hamilton (352) 221-
1095
PART TIME FREELANCE
REPORTER--Great English &
people Skills a must, own trans-
portation, professional appear-
ance, Internet access. Must be
available Thursday morning
and evenings. Knowledge of
County politics and local fami-
lies a must. Pay laughable,
paid per story, but work is lots
of fun. Email
editor@dcadvocate.net


nance, Cash Out, Lower iviontnm-
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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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 ufn


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEX-
UAL ASSAULT SERVICES: In-
dividual counseling and support
groups for women and offered
through Another Way, Inc Sert
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 locatio4r
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
t 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.drugrehabresource.net
Don't wait.


NOTICE

Tax machines are
unreliable, at best. 9f you send infor-
mation to the Advocate via fax, pease
caflto confirm that we receivedit.
Thank you.

HORSES FOR SALE: 18 yr
old Quarter Horse, Son of'H61-
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 (352)
222-5405 ufn


Somebody else wants it!
Got something special you no longer use?
Sell it in the Classifieds.
It may just be the perfect item
to fill somebody else's need.




498-3312


GRANT FUNDED
Supports the Banner Center Director with
secretarial tasks. High school graduate or
equivalent with four years secretarial or
clerical experience. Special consideration
to applicants with associate degree or
certificate in related area. Strong
computer and organizational skills. Must
be able to create and maintain Excel
spreadsheets. Proficient in Word. Able to
coordinate events and handle multiple
priorities.
Salary: $23,827 annually, plus benefits
Application deadline:
January 11, 2008
College application required. Position
details and application available on the
web at: www.lakecityvcc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resources
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association
of Colleges and Schools 1,2
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OTCEOF PUBLIC HEARING

CONCERNING A SPECIAL EX-
CEPTION AS PROVIDED FOR IN
THE

DIXIE COUNTY LAND DEVELOP-
MENT REGULATIONS

BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, SERVING AS
THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
OF DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA, NO-
TICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pur-
suant to Ordinance No. 90-04, as
amended, comments, objections
and recommendations concerning
the following described special ex-
:eption as provided for in the Dixie
County Land Development Regula-
tions, hereinafter referred to as the
Land Development Regulations, will
be heard by the Board of County
Commissioners of Dixie County,
Florida, serving as the Board of Ad-
ustment of Dixie County, Florida; at
public hearing on Thursday, Janu-
ry 17, 2008 at 6:00p.m. or as soon
hereafter as the matter can be
heard, in the Board of County Com-
issioners Meeting Room, County
Courthouse located at 214 NE 351
HWY, Cross City, Florida.

A petition by David and Shawn Ris-
ner to request a special exception
)e granted as provided for in Sec-
tion 4.4.5 of the Land Development
regulations to permit the location
of a Dog Grooming Business as a
home occupation in an Agricultural-
S(A-4) zoning district in accor-
ance with a site plan submitted as
art of the petition dated October 3,
007 to be located on property de-
cribed, as follows:


Lot Fifty-three (53) of Deer Run
Sub-division, a subdivision as
recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 135
ofthe Public Records of Dixie
County, Florida.
Dixie County Parcel number: 03-10-
13-4515-0000-0530


The public .hearing may be contin-
ued to one or more future dates.
Any interested party shall be ad-
vised that the date, time and place
of any continuation of the public
hearing shall be announced during
the public hearing and that no fur-
ther notice regarding the matters
will be published, unless said con-
tinuation exceeds six calendar
weeks from the date of the above
referenced public hearing.,

,t the aforementioned, public hear-
ng, all interested partiesImay ap-
pear to be heard with respect to the
proposed special exception.

A copy of the petition for special ex-
ception is available for public in-
spection at the Office of the Zoning
Official, 405 SE 22 Avenue, Cross
City, Florida during regular business
hours.

All persons are advised that if they.
decide to appeal any decision
made at the above referenced pub-
lic hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, they may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to
be based,


Vlinutes


Personnel
..
Dut of Field Instructional Staff
3.
Supplement Revisions
E.
Advertise for School Board Policy
Revisions

Electronic Fund Transfers
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Narrant Register

ADJOURN

'HE SCHOOL BOARD OF DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
REGULAR BOARD MEETING -
ruesday, January 8, 2008 6:00
PM .. ..
Location of Meetirg: "School Board
Vleeting Facility at Highway 349
South, Old Town, Florida

t is hereby advised that persons
desiring to appeal any action of the
School Board of Dixie County may
ae required by Florida Statutes to
provide verbatim transcript of said
action. Persons with disabilities
Nho require assistance to partici-
pate in the meeting are requested
:o notify the Office of the Superin-
:endent at (352)498-6131 at least
48 hours in advance, so their needs
;an be accommodated.


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PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person decided to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting
or hearings, he/ she will need a record of the proceedings, and for such
purpose, he/ she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
'Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to partici-
pate in this proceeding should contact (352) 486-4931 (Voice & TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-877.1."

The Board meets the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 AM and the
third Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM. Individuals that would like to be
placed on the agenda should call Dana D. Johnson; Clerk of Court, by 4:00
PM on Friday Preceding the Board meeting, at (352) 498-1200.
APPROVED:
1


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

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

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


Certificate No: 811


Description of Property:
SEE EXHIBIT "A"
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED


MAY 26, 2005


cate shall be redeemed
according to law the prop-
erty described in such
certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at the
Dixie County Courthouse
on JANUARY 29, 2008 at
11:00 A.M.
December 28,2007
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk
of Court
Dixie County, Florida
32628


Candace L. Corbin,
Deputy Clerk


PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
The Board of Florida Crown
Workforce Board will hold a
joint meeting of its Executive,
Finance and Personell Comittees
as shown below:
Date: Januar 15, 2008 (TuesdayO
Time: 10:00AM
Place: Florida Crown Workforce
Board, US HWY 90 West, Suite
170, Lake City, FL 32055
(386-755-9026)
The meeting is open to the pub-
lic

PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a
person decided to appeal any de-
cision made by the Board with
respect to any matter considered
at such meeting or hearings, he/


SCHOOL BOARD AGENDA
1/8/2007

Small to Order, Invocation and Flag
Pledge

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

PRESENTATIONS) AND/OR SPE-
.IAL RECOGNITION

NFORMATION AND ANNOUNCE-
VENTS FROM SCHOOLS AND/OR
DIVISIONS
nstructional Services (K. Baumer,
3ray, Durham, Whittington)
Support Service Division (Rains)
Anderson Elementary School
(Hurst)
Did Town Elementary School
(Wadsworth)
Ruth Rains Middle School (B.
3aumer)
Dixie County High School
(Schofield)
=ood Service (Fowler)
=inance Department (Werner)
Superintendent, 'Board, and Board
attorney

31TIZEN INPUT
MVembers of the public wishing to
address the Board must complete a
lame card for the Board Secretary.

REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS OF
BUSINESS INCLUDING REGULAR
tGENDAADDITIONS, AND ITEMS
REMOVED FROM CONSENT
4GENDAAND PLACED ON REG-
JLAR AGENDA (will be placed
here)

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGEN-


AMENDED NO I ICE 01- ~tate or i-ioriaa. unless sucn cer-


AMENDED NU OTICE U
APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NORRIS MCKINNEY -
PO BOX 920
CROSS CITY, FL 32628

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: 694
MAY 29, 2003

Description of Property:
SEE EXHIBIT "A"

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED
RICHARD M. FITZGERALD, 540
SEMINOLE BLVD. LOT 6, LARGO,
FL 34640

NARNING: Said property being in
the County of Dixie,


EXHIBITA
Description of Property:
Parcel No. 32-09-13-4492-0002-0220
5.00 ACRES 32 9 13 LOT 22 INDIAN OAKS
UNIT 2 OR BK 188 PG 475 ORB 277 P 426
(DC)
Subject to the restrictions of record. 1,2,3,4


she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and for such purpose,
he/ she will need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is
to be based.

Florida Crown Workforce Board
is an Equal Opportunity Employ-
er/Program. Auxiliary aids and
services are available upon re-
quest to individuals with disabil-
ities using TTY/TDD equipment
via the Florida Relay Service at
711. Contact Jeannie Carr at 386-
755-9026 x 3118.

52,53,1


AGENDA
Regular Meeting- Dixie County Courthouse
Commission Meeting Room
January 3, 2008 10:00 AM

The Dixie County Board of County Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida,
will meet on Thursday, January 3, 2008 10:00 AM in a regular meeting in
the County Commissioners Meeting Room, in the Dixie County Court-
house, Cross City, Florida.
1. Call to Order
2. Invocation and Pledge to the American Flag
3. Approval of Commission Minutes from the Regular Meeting of
December 20, 2007
4. Mary Lee Tanca, Center for Independent Living of NCF
RE: Wheelchair Ramps
5. Tony Johns, Suwannee Water and Sewer District Manager
6. Bailey, Bishop, & Lane
7. Bettie Gail Osteen, Indigent Healthcare Agent
8. Joe Ruth, Solid Waste Coordinator
9. Jerry Prater, Veterans Service Officer
10. Rita Harris, Harris Administrative Services Inc.
11. Big Bend Water Association (Formerly Steinhatchee Water)
12. Jack Spivey, Building and Zoning
13. John Jenkins, Zoning Official
14. Howard Reed, County Road Superintendent
15. Tim Alexander, Emergency Services Director
16. Arthur Bellot, County Manager
17. Leenette McMillan, County Attorney
18. Dana Johnson, Clerk of Court
19. County Commission Items
20. Vouchers Approved
21. Adjourn


state or i-ionaa. unless sucn cer-
tificate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law the property described in
such certificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the Dixie County
Courthouse on January 29, 2008 at
11:00 A.M.

November 26, 2007

Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628

Candace L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk

EXHIBIT A
Description of Property:

Parcel No. 25-09-13-4424-0000-
0150

3.02 ACRES 25 9 13 LOT 15 MC-
CRABB CROSSING S/D OR BK
103 PG 670-673 BY CONTRACT
IN OR BK 140 PG 682

Subject to the restrictions of record.


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

CASE NO: 07-0049-CA

SOUTHEASTERN FUNDING
PARTNERS, LLLP, a Florida Limit-
ed Liability Partnership, successor
by merger to SCOTT-GRANT, a
Florida Corporation, Plaintiff
vs.
DONALD W. HOLCOMB, JEN-
NIFER J. HOLCOMB-FIELDS, AS
HEIR OF DONALD W. HOLCOMB
AND LAURIE A. HOLCOMB; ES-
TATE OF DONALD W. HOLD-
COMB, UNKNOWN HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS AND TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST DONALD W. HOL-
COMB, AND LAURIE A. HOL-
COMB IF LIVING AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST LAURIE A. HOLCOMB;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LAURIE
A. HOLCOMB, Defendants.


NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to a Summary Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure, dated De-
cember.19, 2007, I will sell the
property situated in Dixie County,
Florida, described as follows:

Lot 14 of Hammock Highlands
Subdivision, a subdivision as
recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 114
of the Public Records of Dixie
County, Florida

at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, at the North-
west front door of the Dixie County
Courthouse, located in Cross City,
Dixie County, Florida at 11:00 AM
on the 29th day of January, 2008.

Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis Pendens
must file a claim within 60 days af-
ter the sale.

Witness my hand and official seal
of said Court this 26 day of De-
cember 2007.

Dana Johnson, Clerk of the Court
by Karen Leverett, Deputy Clerk

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on Highway 19 in Old Town, phone (352) 542-9038, and let them fulfill your flooring needs today! FLYING
HAWK would like to wish all the readers a Happy New Year!
CHIEFLAND CHRYSLER,
DODGE, & JEEP
'Customer service' is a phrase that is commonly mentioned, but rarely applies. CHIEFLAND CHRYSLER,
DODGE, & JEEP is the exception to the rule. For them, 'customer service' means making your car buying
experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. Their friendly, professional staff will not only meet your expectations
for personal service they will by far exceed them.
They offer a 'no pressure' approach to finding the perfect automobile for you. A car is an expression of
you your personality and your sense of style. And these professionals are here to make sure that you get
the vehicle that not only fits your style, but also pleases your pocketbook.
Here, the remarkable customer service doesn't end when you drive your new vehicle off the lot. The exceptional
service is yours before, during and after the sale.
Whether you need repair on your vehicle, or just need routine maintenance, you'll always be treated as if you were
their only customer. The state of the art service department at CHIEFLAND CHRYSLER, DODGE, & JEEP
is equipped with the most sophisticated technological diagnostic and repair equipment, ensuring your vehicle is
repaired accurately and with minimal inconvenience to you.
The authors of this 2007 Winter Edition Local Business Update suggest that if you like being treated as the #1
priority, you'll be more than pleased with the exceptional customer service you will receive at CHIEFLAND
CHRYSLER, DODGE, & JEEP, located at 12671 NW Hwy 19 in Chiefland, phone (352) 490-4969. Come
in and see Linda Grittie, Jason Pate, Terry Kelley, Johnny Bragg, Douge Driscoll or Tim McClain for the
best sales experience!& G MOBILE HOME
C & G MOBILE HOMES
Trying to buy a home can sometimes be frustrating-it could be credit problems or finding a mortgage that is
reasonable and that you can afford. Manufactured homes have been the latest trend for homebuyers all across the
nation.
C & G MOBILE HOMES can help you achieve the "American dream," and get you in your very own home with
very little money down. Their homes have all the same features from the interior to the exterior construction that
are found in many site-built homes. Kitchens provide, spacious cabinets as well as brand-name appliances and
storage areas. Many baths offer luxury features including roman tubs and skylights. Bedrooms and living areas
reflect the most contemporary design concepts including built-in cabinets, elegant window treatments and, in some
models, energy-efficient fireplaces.
Financing options are available for qualified buyers. If you would like to see their floor plans, or would like more
information on any of their model.lines, please call them at (352) 490-7422 or stop by their office located at 13845
NW Highway 19 in Chiefland. C & G MOBILE HOMES is your neighborhood mobile home dealer, therefore,
they will take good care of you and treat you like family!
The editors of this 2007 Local Business Update highly recommend C & G MOBILE HOMES for the highest
quality, the best service, and the lowest prices in this area. The staff at C & G MOBILE HOMES is truly
dedicated to doing what it takes to earn your business.
WEEKS FLEA MARKET
Areas Largest Dealer in Used Merchandise
Bring the whole family to WEEKS FLEA MARKET and enjoy the savings you will find on items such as
furniture, bedding, clothing, new dolls, books, DVDs, videos, what-knots, toys, bicycles, linoleum & carpet
remnants, dishes pots & pans, appliances, tools and almost anything to furnish a home. Located off State Road
26 between Newberry and Trenton turn South on Alachua-Gilchrist County line at the sign go 2 miles to
the old chicken houses on the right. Open Saturday and Sunday from 9am-5pm. Phone: (352) 472-2061 or
(352) 665-6602.
You have not been to a flea market quite like WEEKS FLEA MARKET, where the prices are very reasonable and
customer satisfaction.comes first. Layaways on larger items are available with a payment plan for a limited length
of time. Details are available at the Flea Market. .
The authors of this,2007 Winter Edition Local Business Update suggest that when you're looking to shop,
WEEKS FLEA MARKET is the perfect place to start! WEEKS FLEA MARKET wants to wish all the
readers a Happy New Yeat!
YELLOW JACKET

CAMPGROUND RESORT
Rated Absolutely One of Florida's Nicest Campgrounds/Resorts
Are you looking to be on the water, observe wildlife, hike, camp and explore the great outdoors? Yellow Jacket
Campground Resort is bordered by the majestic Suwannee River and Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge.
YELLOW JACKET CAMPGROUND/RESORT, located at 55 SE 503 Ave in Old Town, FL, phone (352)
542-8365, has first class campsites that offer the serenity of outdoor camping and the finest in on-site amenities and
accommodations. Yellow Jacket Resort has RV- sites on the edge of beautiful Suwannee River, and most Off River
sites have spectacular river views. YELLOW JACKET CAMPGROUND/RESORT offers many conveniences.
There is a boat ramp, boat docks and boat rentals available. This wonderful Resort offers a relaxing spa and
swimming pool, heated year round to 85-90 degrees. The pool's setting creates the feeling of an Island far out in
the Caribbean Sea. The air conditioned riverfront clubhouse seats 70, and a huge pavilion seats up to 150 people
for family reunions and outdoor gatherings. Its kitchen has stainless countertops, a commercial stove, smoker and
grill. Check out their reasonable rates for 12 fully furnished cottages and tent area.
Wake up to watch the sun rise over the river, and observe wildlife and natures beauty. This resort has three
ponds with cypress and pine trees along the edges. All ponds will be stocked with fish to catch and eat. The
Resort has a building permit for a future camp store. Many sites have been developed for park models.
The first park model is for sale: a 2007 Chariot Eagle 500 sq. ft. fully furnished with all the luxury of fine
living.
The editors of this 2007 Winter Edition Local Business Update recommend Yellow Jacket Campground/
Resort as the place for relaxing and making your next vacation a memorable one.
Haven Hospice
When facing a life-limiting illness, you have choices. If you choose hospice, choose the one that serves you best,
the one that provides comprehensive compassionate care while respecting each person's need, beliefs and wishes.
Haven Hospice supports a patient's entire family as well,as the community in which he or she lives. In addition
to quality end-of-life and palliative care, Haven Hospice offers outreach programs such as caregiver education,
advance-care planning workshops, individual and family grief support, children's services, and counseling. These
are important qualities to look for when selecting a quality hospice.
Haven Hospice has been serving North Florida since 1979, and has been licensed as a not-for-profit hospice
since 1980. Should you, or a loved one need hospice services, the editors of this 2007 Winter Edition Local
Business Update suggest that you contact Haven Hospice at 1-800-727-1889 or visit www.havenhospice.or.
Haven Hospice enhancing life through compassion and care.
ALLCLEAN, INC
Serving Gainesville /Ocala and Surrounding Areas Since 1969
ALLCLEAN is the one company you can turn to handle all you cleaning needs. No job is to big or too small. Their
services include the following:
Janitorial Work: Customized home and business cleaning. You tell them what you want and they'll get it done.
Their experience includes offices, medical facilities, clean rooms, banks, churches, schools, warehouses as well as
private homes
Floor Service: Whether their floor is tile, marble, terrazzo, wood, or carpet they can help you keep it clean and
attractive. ALLCLEAN has stripped and sealed hundreds of thousands of square feet of tile floor. They can polish
marble floors, clean and restore terrazzo floors, polish woods floors, or clean their carpet.
Pressure Cleaning: Their experience in pressure cleaning ranges from homes to large apartment complexes. They
have pressured cleaned large churches including the steeple, large industrial equipment, 300,000 gallon tanks,
insides of warehouses with high ceilings, shopping center, as well as homes with pools, patios, driveways, fencing
and decking.
Based on their experience ALLCLEAN is willing to handle all of your cleaning requirements no matter how big
oir small. They are bonded and insured. Their employees are fully trained and experienced. They can be reached
in the following ways: Gainesville (352) 372-0461 Ocala (352) 867-8755 Toll Free 1-800-372-0761
Fax (352) 373-6012 E-mail allcln@aol.com
The authors of this 2007 Winter Edition Local Business Update suggest that you let ALLCLEAN make your
office or home sparkle!
SEABREEZE ON THE DOCK


Family Owned and Operated
Seabreeze on the Dock with delicious food and a casual, friendly atmosphere this is the best place in the area
for lunch and dinner. Seabreeze on the Dock uses the freshest ingredients available to provide you with the
opportunity to really taste the- difference. They have a wide choice of meals with an extensive dinner menu,
ensuring that there will be something to suit every taste. They offer sandwiches from 11-9, a kid's menu is
available and they are handicap accessible.
Seabreeze on the Dock's banquet facilities allow you to have an affordable and memorable event. With memories
lasting a lifetime, their goal is to be your first choice facility for all of your family and corporate events. Their
experienced staff will make your event memorable and worry free.
Along with great food and a lovely setting, Seabreeze on the Dock's exceptional personal service promises to
make your dining experience special. Their entire staff is dedicated to providing the guests with excellent food and
warm, professional service. They strive to serve their guests in the style and manner that they deserve.
The writers of this 2007 Winter Edition Local Business Update suggest that you stop by and enjoy a delicious
meal at Seabreeze on the Dock on 310 Dock Street in Cedar Key, phone 543-5738, or enjoy live music at
Marker 8 lounge or call today and reserve a banquet room for your next event.


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JANUARY--IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES

January 3 Students Return
Jan. 4 ACT Deadline for 2/9/08
RRMS vs. Oak Hall 5:00/6:30
Jan 8 RRMS vs. Lake Butler 5:00/6:30
DCHS Ladies vs. Hamilton Co. 6:00/7:30
DCHS boys at Ft. White 6:00/7:30
Jan 9 Mid-Terms 1,3,5 Periods
Early Release Day
Jan 10 Mid Terms 2,4,6 Periods
Early Release Day
RRMS vs.. Ft. White 5:Q/6:30
DCHS girls vs. Williston 5:30/7:00
DCHS at Bronson 6:00/7:30
Jan 11 DCHS at Chiefland 6:00/7:30
Jan 14 End of 2nd Nine Weeks, 1st Semester
Jan 15 RRMS at Chiefland 5:00/6:30
DCHS girls vs. Ft. White 5:30/7:00
Jan 17 RRMS at Ft. White 5:00/6:30
DCHS girls vs. Ft. White 5:30/7:00
DCHS at PK Yongue 6:00/7:00
Jan 18 REPORT CARDS
Jan 21 School Closed for MLK Day
DCHS girls vs. Bell 4:00/5:30
Jan 22/24-25 SMAC Championship at Chiefland
Jan 22 DCHS Girls at Brandford 6:30
DCHS vs. Newberry 6:00/7:30
Jan 24 DCHS vs. Williston 6:00/7:30
Jan 26 SAT testing
Jan 29 SAT deadline for 3/1/08 test
DCHS Girls District Tournament @ Newberry
DCHS at Branford 6:30
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Industry Experts
Elect the Top 10
Home Decor
Trends for 2008

(ARA) Much like we can
expect from the American
people in next year's elec-
tion, the votes among the
nation's top interior de-
signers and manufacturers
are split when it comes to
forecasting what will be
"hot" in home decor in
2008.
The good news is that
there's no mudslinging or
veto power. In fact, design
bipartisanship is encour-
aged, as it results in a myr-
iad of choices for today's
style- and value-conscious
consumers.
Here are the top 10 trends
on the ballot for 2008:
1. The Incumbent Wall
murals are always a hot
ticket, particularly those
produced by Hopkins,
Minn.-based Murals Your
Way (www.muralsyour-
waycorn), the industry
leader in the production of
decorative wall murals for
more than 35 years. "Per-
sonalization.is the key dri-
ver in mural selection,"
says Todd Imholte, presi-
dent of Environmental
Graphics, the company that
operates Murals Your Way.
"We are finding more and
more people choosing a
mural that fits their per-
sonality." With a gallery of
more than 5,000 images, as
well as the ability to create
a custom mural from a per-
sonal photo or artwork, the
possibilities are truly end-
less.
2. The Front-Runner -Timo-
thy Corrigan, recently
named to the AD100: Top
International Architects
And Interior Designers by
"Architecturil DAig 'a-d.,i
to the "Robb Report" Top 40
Interior Designers in the
World, predicts an in-
creased emphasis on "cozy
comfort." More vibrant,
colorful rooms that feature
antiques and upholstered,
over-stuffed furniture
found in secondhand furni-
'ture stores, flea markets
and estate sales will create


an easy, comfortable home
without sacrificing ele-
gance or beauty.
3. A Grass Roots Initiative -
Recycling, reusing and re-
furbishing will come into
play when developing and
producing home products,
says Lori West, ASID, of
Bliss Creek Interiors. Recy-
cled carpeting, grass cloth


-wall covering, bamboo
flooring and a simple, de-
cluttered environment will
foster an enhanced earth
awareness and conscien-
tiousness of living.
4. The Caucus On Color A
"spice-infused" palette will
be the hottest look in ac-
cent colors for the coming
year, according to Davis
Remignanti, lead design
consultant for
Furniture.com. Carnelian,
flax, russet and acid green
will be especially popular,
with blue as the dark horse
candidate. Reflective mate-
rials like chrome, mirrors
and mercury glass will
make strong room accents
Celebrity design expert and
author Kathy Peterson of
"Kathy Peterson Inspired",
forecasts unexpected color
combinations like char-
treuse with aqua, brown
with burgundy, and deep
purple with dark red. The
Olympics in China'will also
influence color on the
warmer side, adds West,
with reds blended with cop-
pers, burnished oranges
and browns.


5. Lobbying For Lighting -
Jeff Dross, trends expert
and senior product manag-
er for Kichler Lighting,
notes that smaller dining
rooms have created a de-
mand for smaller furniture
and fixtures. Pendant-sized,
three-light chandeliers,
such as the new Pendalette,
boast an original, clever de-
sign while providing a


unique source of task or
accent lighting. Dross also
sees a continued emphasis
on energy-efficient prod-
ucts, as well as a growing
interest in kitchen cabinet
lighting with multiple light
sources.
6. Adding Textures To The
Ticket "More and more
people will be looking to
appease all of their senses,
including that of touch,"
says Kathy Hoffman, ASID,
of Susan Fredman & Asso-
ciates, Ltd. A unique blend
of textures such as silky,
velvet drapery; fabulous,
nubby pillows; and natural
stone fireplaces -- will cre-
ate a clean, attractive space
that also calms and
soothes.
7. Primary-Ly Modern Ac-
cording to Hilary Sopata,
ASID, of Interior Visions
Designs, Inc., the style in
2008 will be all about float-
ing objects. Spheres hung
at different heights form-
ing the new chandelier,
chairs that cantilever out
from their bases, and
plinth base furniture with
a shadow underneath for a
hovercraft sofa look will


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DISABLED AMERICAN VIETEIRAN' AUXILIARY
APPRECIATES SUPPORT
The DAV and its Auxiliary, Chapter, and Unit #63 in Cross
City had a terrific turnout for their Annual Appreciation and
Christmas Dinner for all the Tri-County area Veterans and
their families.
This Dinner would not have been possible without the dona-
tions from the area's merchants and the volunteering of the
ladies who worked the kitchen and served the food. They did
a terrific job.
A sincere "THANK YOU" to all the following merchangs: Mc-
Donald's, Burger King, Taco Bell, Dairy Queen, Little Cae-
sar's, Scoggins, Tire Mart, Advanced Auto Parts, all of
Chiefland.
Also, the Homestead Restaurant in Fanning Springs,
Hardies', Foodland arid Advanced Auto Parts in Cross City,
The Smoke Signals, Computers and More, and the B.P. gas
station in Old Town.
We wish to thank you again for helping us make this appreci-
ation Christmas Dinner possible for all our area Veterans.


provide a streamlined, con-
temporary style.
8. Campaigning For Less
Busy Kitchens Traditional
kitchens will continue to
become simpler as far as
trims and molding details
are concerned, according to
Kaye Hathaway, ASID, of
dea design group, ltd.
Heavy carvings and elabo-
rate moldings have come
to an end, and glazed
paints and rich warm
woods like cherry and
alder will be very fash-
ionable. Quartersawn or
riff-cut white oak will
make a comeback in
more modern kitchens.
9. A Nomination For
Glamour "The recent in-
terest in natural materi-
als has spawned a re-
newed fascination for
glamorous and refined
designs," adds
Remignanti, in a look he
calls "Luxe Redux." Re-
fined silhouettes and fin-
ishes, gently swept lines,
strong geometric forms
and finishes that empha-
size exotic veneers will
create a look that is ele-
gant, but in an approach-
able and welcoming way
10. An Age-Old Platform -
A design trend that origi-
nated more than 5,000
years ago, Feng Shui maxi-
mizes the "life areas" of a
home by balancing the ele-
ments of nature (water,
fire, metal, wood and
earth.) Joyce Kocinski,
ASID, of Design in Bal-
ance, predicts a continued
interest in rearranging or
replacing furniture and ac-
cessories to enhance the
positive energy of each liv-
ing environment.
No matter how design in-
dustry experts debate the
issue, the poll on 2008
trends is clear. With equal
representation given to a
variety of home decor in-
fluences, no quorum will be
needed to create a personal,
livable home environment.
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