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Title: Dixie County advocate
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Dixie County advocate
Publisher: Rose O. Chavous
Rose O. Chavous.
Place of Publication: Cross City Fla
Publication Date: January 17, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Dixie -- Cross City
Coordinates: 29.635278 x -83.124722 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922?
General Note: Publisher: Skipper K. Jones, <1994>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 24, no. 15 (Oct. 10, 1946).
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KICKING OUT THE



"OLD FOLKS"

South Florida Import: "Swannee River" Isn't Good Enough For Modern Florida
"Way, down upon the Swannee River.." Dixie County may be
small, but the Florida State Song has paid dignified homage to
our beautiful river since 1935, and even people who had never
heard of Cross City or Old Town were able to recognize the song.
"Old Folks at Home" may soon be sent off to the State Song re-
tirement village if Jan Hinton, a music teacher from South
Florida gets her way A native of England, Hinton has lived in
the United States all of twelve years. "I feel in my heart I'm a
Floridian through and through," she said. She. comments on the
Stephen Foster classic: "I personally don't-see thelyrics being
that much about Florida." Her song, she claims, is "a reflection of
what Florida is now."
After riewly elected Governor Crist decided todelete "Old Folks
at Home" from his inaugural, Just Sing Florida sponsored an on- _
line contest to replace the classic Stephen Foster song. Even the
modern, sanitized version of the song apparently gives political-
ly correct people the willies with its unabashed talk of planta-
tions and the Old South. Out of 243 contest entries, Hinton's
Shomily to a modern, multi-cultural Florida won with over 4,000
votes. State Senator Tony Hill of Jacksonville and Representa-
tive Ed Homan of Tampa have agreed to sponsor legislation mak-
ing "Florida (Where the Sawgrass Meets the Sky)"the Official
State Song of Florida, kicking "Swannee River'"' to the legislative
a, curb. The song change will be addressed in the 2008 legislative
So IIsession, starting March 4. and rockets skyward run,
The orange blossoms' sweet perftue
a People who listen to the song claim that it sounds remarkably like and fireworks fill the air,
0. an out-of-date elevator-music version of "O Canada." and cultures rich, our native people share.
Florida, Where the Sawgrass Meets the Sky Florida, where the sawgrass meets the sky
#aa Iu Florida, where our hearts will ever lie,
S I By Jan Hinton Sitting proud in the ocean like a sentinel true,
'6 Always shielding your own yet giving welcome.
Florida, where the sawgrass meets the sky,
Florida, where our hearts will ever lie, Florida, land of flowers, land of light,
SSitting proud in the ocean like a sentinel true, Florida, where our dreams can all take flight,
*Always shielding your own yet giving welcome. Whether youth's vibrant morning or the twilight-of years,
S1There are treasures for all who venture here
Florida, land of flowers, lidhd of light, in Florida, Florida.
Florida, where our dreams can all take flight,
aa Whether youth's vibrant morning or the twilight of years, What do you think of the proposed song change? Write a letter to the
There are treasures for all who venture here -- in Florida. editor at editor@dcadovcate.net email representative Wil Kendrick
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a T Z *Mocking birds cry and 'gators lie out in the sun wwwmyfloridahouse.gov or call
I DBridges span southward to the Keys Senator Bill Nelson at 202-224-5274.
CHAOUS FAMILY ANNUAL


C ANEI GRINDING
*Story and PhotosByRonnieWilliams
Each year Jimmy and Jerry Chavous of Old Town, carry on a family Suwannee River Shrine Club in Fanning Springs, the Stephen Foster
cane grinding tradition which is rich in rural area history right here State Cultural Center in White Springs, Dudely Farm in Tallahassee,
6IA tin Dixie County and Morningside Nature Center in Gainesville.
5 The two brothers live on the family farm
S II Aoff the Raddie Lord Road. They were
lucky enough to obtain the original cane
A Agrinding mill back a few
years ago which originally belonged to
i Their father, Sam Chavous, since around
1915. The mill was originally powered my
p A A 0 mules, but now has been adapted so that
A ., kJerry's son can pull it with his four wheel-
er.
Loads of tall sugar, cane is brought to the
5'RD 5 A I back of the syrup shed and fed into the old
3A A a T* amill where the juice is squeezed out. This
A A if A juice is transferred to a large cast iron .
* 6* 1. a a syrup kettle where it is cooked several ee gt ecanen o em
A hours to the proper thickness;' then bot-
*i r A 3 tled by hand for the Chavous family.
8 A A AThe bricked in kettle holder on which the
A Aheavy kettle sits still uses wood heat.
Lots of people now days use propane
*EA A burners underneath for boiling the syrup,
but the Chavous brothers prefer the old
.fashioned way It is a time consuming
process, but the tasters agree it -is worth
it! The two brothers, and volunteers strip
the cane, feed the mill, stir the syrup and
6,66. 6 skim the top all day long while visiting
6g with relatives, friends and neighbors.
Cane grinding is an annual event at o o mg -e cane ino syrup. 1"my avous m re jerry
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Well, you can't

win. em all
As I have frequently been reminded over the past week, the
New Hampshire primary was won, not by Barak Obama, but by
none other than Hillary Rodham Clinton. That's what I get for
going with the polls instead ofmy gut instincts, but please un-
derstand that I am not 'aking excuses.
Well, maybe I am. Sort of. But nobody seemed to notice that I
expressed an opinion that the Republican contest would be a
close one between Mitt Romney and the victorious John Mc-
Cain, and it was. I just didn't pick a winner between the two of
them, and I suppose I should have done the same with Clinton
and Obama.
All right, I'm cured of predicting the outcome of primary elec-
tions and caucuses, and I hope I'll manage to muster there-
straint to avoid predicting the outcome of the big one next No-
vember.
That, however, does not mean that I will not be discussing pres-
idential politics over the next several months. I have always
found this to be a fascinating subject, and whether or notwe as
individuals happen to like the outcome, I think it is important
that our campaigns and elections tend to be non-violent,
Such does not tend to be the case in certain other countries-
places like Pakistan, for example, where a former prime minis-
ter was assassinated following a campaign speech in her effort
to regain that post in an upcoming election.
On December 27th of last year, Benazir Bhutto was killed, ap-
parently by a gunshot, as she was leaving an outdoor political
rally in an automobile with a sunroof. Ms. Bhutto was waving at
a large crowd of spectators when shots were fired. At the same
time, there was an explosion that killed a number of by-
standers.
An official investigation concluded that Ms. Bhutto was not hit
by the bullets that were fired, but that she struck her head, ap-
parently as she was ducking back into the vehicle after hearing
the shots.'
Frankly, that explanation seems improbable to say the least. In
any event, whether her death was the result of a bullet wound,
or an indirect result from her attempt to avoid additional gun-
fire, the assassination attempt succeeded.
This was not the first attempt on Benazir Bhutto's life since
her return from exile last October. It is widely believed that the
Taliban, al-Qaida, or some coalition of terrorist groups were be-
hind the several efforts to kill Bhutto. She had condemned those
groups, and there can be little doubt that her demise was one of
their main objectives. Obviously, they feared they would be in
trouble if. she were to regain the office.
Meanwhile, Pakistan remains a nuclear power with an unpre-
dictable future. There's a good possibility that Osama bin Laden
is 'hiding somewhere in the hills, and would be running things
in a heartbeat if Pakistan's government were overthrown by
terrorists.
No, I wouldn't want 'tolive there, and somehow I get the im-
pression that it's not even a nice place to visit. Our political
system might.not be perfect, but when you compare it to what
goes on in a lot of other countries, it really doesn't seem all
that bad.


Letters o The Editor










GOING THnANIK





GREEN YOU"
Remember the unbearable heat of last summer? Have you The family of Eloise Sheppard would like to thank our
noticed this winter to be unseasonably warm? If you have not friends and family for the prayers, love, and support given to
become concerned about global warming you should, for the us during her illness and death. The cards, food, flowers and
world is changing, if not yours, then that of your children. other gestures meant so much.
Planting trees can help to lessen the harm already done to Your compassion and concern have been a source of
the environment. Trees lessen air pollution by absorbing car- strength and comfort to us during the past year. Please accept
bon dioxide and a lot of this is put out by automobiles and air this humble expression of gratitude for all you have done.
conditioners. Trees provide shade that lessons heat, and a
barrier to winds. Their roots prevent soil erosion. Trees also Sincerely,
give homes to birds that bring their own grace and beauty to Edward Sheppard & Family & Lockler Family
any
landscape.
Ornament trees are best for home lawns and street planting Dear Editor,
because they only grow 15, 20 to 30 feet tall.
Redbuds, dogwoods, plums, crab apples and Crape Myrtles. I would like to thank Dr. Ticola and the nurses of Dixie
The Saucer Magnolia and Silk trees are some that are piopu- County Health Department for saving Summer's life. If it had
lar for their flowers of whites and pinks. The Bird Cherry not been for you, her little life wouldn't be here. Thanks so
and Russian Olive for reds and greens. much for not giving up.
The renewed beauty that their buds bring to the winter
bleakness of spring is worth the effort. Thank You,
Connie & Shannon Stroh
Gladys Rollinson



RAFFLE WINNER


To Editor


Enclosed is a picture of McCalls's Chapel United Methodist
Church Women quilt raffle.
Becky Wilkerson, on the left, was the winner from Old Town.
In the middle is Doris Emanuelson, Raffle Chairman, and on


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


Sell Them In
The Classifieds

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We want to thank everyone who bought tickets.


Sincerely,
Sue Ice
Old Town


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Thursday January 17, 2008


Law Enforcement


FATAL CRASH ON

HIGHWAY 349


On January 10, 2008 at approxximately 9:30 PM. an '01 Ford F-150 travelling North on Highway 349 overturned about 8 miles
North of Highway 19,
The vehicle, driven by Tracy Hudson Kinsey, veered, onto the West shoulder of 349 for unknown reasons. Ms. Kinsey overcor-
rected, causing the truck to fishtail. Upon reentering 349 the truck rolled several times, finally coming to a rest on its tires in
the middle of the highway facing Northeast.
The vehicle contained 2 passengers, Harry Duane Kinsey, and Samuel David Hand. Mr. Hand was ejected from the vehicle as
it overturned and landed in the northbound lane of traffic. He was pronounced dead on the scene by emergency workers.
Tracy Kinsey and Harry Kinsey both received serious injuries and were transported to Shands Hospital for treatment.
At this time it is not known if seatbelts were in use at the time of collision, or if alcohol was involved. Charges are pending
B.A.C. results.

TRAFFIC INFO AT YOUR FINGERTIPS


Florida residents and visitors who need the latest informa-
tion about the effects of wildfires on travel conditions
statewide can call the Florida Department of Transporta-
tion's (FDOT) free 511 travel information service. The 511 ser-
vice is available from cell phones and landlines statewide
and provides real-time traffic conditions and road closures
on all interstate highways in Florida and Florida's Turnpike.
The Florida Division of Forestry reported Jan. 4 that
drought conditions are expected to worsen over the spring
months, indicating a high potential for another active wild-
fire season.
This week's closure of Interstate 4 in Polk County due to ac-


cidents involving fog and smoke is a serious reminder of the
hazardous conditions that can result when wildfires occur,
,Florid4 Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt,,,Jorge ,Del4)z4 4,
"Wildfires can come up suddenly, and motorists may not be
aware when their area is affected," Delahoz said. "By calling
511, they will learn of any trouble areas on their route, and
can alter their plans if necessary"
When in low-visibility conditions, drivers should slow down,
keep lights on low beam, and shouldn't use flashing lights un-
less pulling off the road. Another key, he said, is to minimize
distractions.
"If you've got your radio on, turn it off. Stay off the cell
phone. You need to pay attention to what's going on," Delahoz
said.
The 1-4 closure indicates Florida residents are turning to 511
when unforeseen situations arise. The Central-Florida 511 .
system logged 7,813 calls on Jan. 9, more than. three times the
2,425 calls on the same date last year. The Statewide 511 sys-
tem experienced a 40 percent increase in calls the same day.
In addition to the free 511 phone service, Florida residents
can access real-time traffic information, traffic cameras, lane
closures and emergency alerts on the Web at
www.FL511.com Regional infor-
mation is available at www.jak511.com,
www.511tampabaycom, www.southwestflorida511.com and
www.southflorida511.com.
511 Tips
Speak as clearly as possible and minimize any
background noise, including radios and open
windows.
* Say, "other parts of the state" to transfer to
Florida's regional 511 services.
* Say, "help" for instructions.
* Say, "next," "previous," "stop" or "repeat" to
navigate through the phone menus more quickly.
* Say, "main menu" at any time to start over.
* Say, "feedback" to report congestion not already
on 511.
* Interrupt 511 at any time if you already know
your selection.

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Look for our sign on Hwy. 19, across from
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Albury, Joanne Stebbins, 32, Hening/Watson, Retail Thet, Poss of Drug Para,
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Albury, Gregory Alan, 31, Hening, Retail Theft, Flee/Attempt to Elude, DWLSR,
Utility Theft
JUVENILE, 17, Bobby Owens, Home Invasion, Anned Robbery
Beadle, Raymond Leroy, 26, T Tunlin, Burglary/Res, Theft
Smith, AngelaR, 22, Sudduy, Burg of a Stne, ChildAbuse: Contributing
McMillian, Brian Keith, 23, Sutton, VOP-DWLS
JUVENILE 16, B. Owens, Burglay, Theft, CriminalMischief

01/08/08
Ford, Lasceles N, 35, Garcia, VOP- Sale of Cocaine
Fox, Timothy Aaron, 22, L. Brain, Burglary, Theft
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Whiddon, Minnie Ree, 53,S. Harden, VOP-DUI
McGuire, Melinda Arlene, 42, King, Agg Batt W/Deadly Weapon

01/09/08
Eubanks, John I, 54, Deputy Downing, Tresspass After Warning

01/10/08
Mooney, Penny An, 32, GCSO, Hold For GCSO
Bonilla,Kathy Ann,24, GCSO, Hold For GCSO
Walker, ChelseaIdelene,20,Watson, DWLSR
McCabeGary Lee19,Mandola,VOP-Resisting Officer

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Cannon, Edith Louise, 31, Judge Bean, Uttering a Forgery(Hold For Court) 2cts
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NOTE: It is the policy of The Dixie
County Advocate to remove from our jail
logthe name of any person or persons at
the request of their immediate family.


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HAPPY 81st!


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Annette!


81st 'Birthday!.

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JAXSON TURNED 1!


Jaxson Riels, son of Jeremy and Ashley Lamb Riels celebrated his first birthday at
his home on January 13, 2008. Friends and family gathered Sunday afternoon to
help Jaxson celebrate turning one. Jaxson is the grandson of randy and Janet Riels
of Cross City, and Buddy and Doreen Lamb of Old Town.
Happy Birthday Jaxson!
We love you,
Mom and Dad
CONGRATULATIONS
Calvin (Doc) and Winnie
.Mae Conner wiifbe cefeLrat-.
their 69th Wedding 9n-8
niversary on January 21,
2008 with family and
.friends.
Origionaly from Dover, TF
they move to Ol'fIown in
1999. May od bless them
with many more. we wish
them the lest.

THANK YOU!


Thank you Paul and Pam!
Sincerely,
rady and Dot


FAST
FRIENDLY
SERVICE
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Announcements & Calendar of Events


IN MEMORY OF WILORD LILES, SR.
AND WILFORD LILES, JR.

)addy left us 21 years ago, January 12, 1987
Jr. left us 1 year ago, January 17, 2007
[t only seems like yesterday you both were with us. We miss
you both so much and look forward to the day we see you
again. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the
same. But as God calls us one by one the chain will link
again.
"They share the same last name, and the same color eyes-
hey'd disagree, but in the end there could never be two clos-
er friends-there's a bond that brothers know and it gets
tronger as they grow, and nothing can come between them--
hey're gonna fight and they're gonna fuss but they've got'
omething special--it's brotherly love. And brotherly love is
something we all need."
We miss you a little--a little too often--a little more every day.
We love you,
Lucy, Wayne and Family

STATE PARK TO HOST SILK
PAINTING WORKSHOP
-Park invites visitors to learn methods of painting on silk-
NHITE SPRINGS The Florida Department of Environmen-
tal Protection's Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State
Park will host a silk painting workshop to learn the basics of
traditional silk painting. The. class will be taught by Susan
Puda of Live Oak and will be held on Saturday, February 9,

Participants will learn the basics of traditional silk painting
with fabric dyes and decorate two separate silk squares with
a Valentine's Day theme to be used as a scarf or pillow.
lost of the workshop will be $25.00 which includes supplies
nd park admission. For more information, call Craft
square at (386) 397-1920 or visit the Web site at www.Stephen-
'osterCSO.org.
10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
February 9, 2008
Craft Square
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
White Springs, Florida
!(Located on US 41, three miles from 1-75 and nine miles from
1-10)



'SUWANNEE RIVER

SHRINE CLUB BREAKFAST i
1/2 MILE NORTH OF
FANNING SPRINGS ON 26!
Will be serving eggs, grits, gravy, sausage,
pancakes, biscuits, tea and coffee!
All you can eat for $4.00!!
January 19, 2007
Proceeds benefit
Suwannee River. Shrine Club
and are not tax-deductible!


NEED A REASON TO
CELEBRATE? LOTS OF
HOLIDAYS LEFT IN
JANUARY! i


DELL, it seems like yesterday It doesn't seem like you've
been gone three years. you left us on January 20, 2005 but I
know you are in a better place. We shall meet again. We
love you.
From your wife B.J., your godchildren Christina, J.Shan,
Omar and Neita, We love you.
PS. Happy Birthday Godmother. We love you, you're turn-
ing 57 on the 21st of January May God Bless you. We love
you, from Christina and J. Shan.



The
SREC SENIOR CENTER
will be presenting a speaker
from FIRI

"Hearing Problems

on the Phone"

January 22, 2008
at 11:00 am


For more info contact Myrtle Hoff-
man (352)378-7474



STATE PARK TO HOST
BLACKSMITHING WORKSHOP

-Park invites visitors to learn basic blacksmithing -
WHITE SPRINGS The Florida Department of Environmen-
tal Protection's Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State
Park will host a basic blacksmithing workshop to learn the
basics of traditional blacksmithing. The class will be taught
by Roy Balthazard and will be held Mondays, Wednesdays
and Saturdays through February 2008.
Participants will learn the hands-on basics of how to "fire
up" the forge and how to draw out, bend, upset and twist
iron. Each participant will leave with a simple finished prod-
uct.
Each class is limited to two students and participants must
be over the age of 18. Safety glasses, cotton clothing and
closed toe shoes are mandatory Gloves are optional.
Cost of the workshop will be $15.00 which includes supplies
and park admission. For more information, call Craft Square
at (386) 397-1920 or visit the Web site at www.StephenFosterC-
SO.org.
This event will take place:
9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
February 9, 2008
Craft Square
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
White Springs, Florida
(Located on US 41, three miles from 1-75 and nine miles from
1-10)


a DYidea that SELLS.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEREMY!!!
FROM KA-KU
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RANDOM STUDENT DRUG
TESTING SUMMIT

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
JANUARY 29, 2008
(Washington, D.C.) On Tuesday, January 29, 2008, Deputy Di-
rector for the White House Office of National Drug Control
Policy (ONDCP), Dr. Bertha K. Madras, will be in Jack-
sonville, Florida, to address local education officials during a
regional drug prevention summit on school-based random
student drug testing.
Greater Jacksonville Metropolitan Area school administra-
tors, teachers, nurses, counselors, athletic directors, and
coaches are invited to attend this informative drug preven-
tion forum, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at
the Jacksonville Marriott (4670 Salisbury Road, Jacksonville,
Florida). The summit will be geared toward middle and high
schools in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and South Carplina.

The regional random student drug testing summit will ad-
dress, relevant legal and programmatic issues, and serve as
an introduction for school districts that would like to learn
more about drug prevention, intervention, and treatment pro-
grams. Participants will also be provided with information
on U.S. Department of Education grants for developing, im-
plementing, and expanding random student drug testing pro-
grams in their schools.
Over 1,000 school districts nationwide have implemented ran-
dom student drug testing as a means of school-based drug
prevention, deterrence, and treatment. The programs are
community-initiated, treatment-based, non-punitive, and pro-
tect privacy and confidentiality
WHO: Bertha K. Madras, Ph.D.,
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
WHAT: Regional Random Student Drug Testing Summit
(http://summits.csrincorporated.com/logistics.cfm)
WHERE: Jacksonville Marriott 4670 Salisbury Road, Jack-
sonville, Florida 32256
(904) 296-2222 / (800) 962-9786
WHEN: TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008
8:30 A.M. 4:00 P.M. (OPEN PRESS)


17 Ditch New Years Resolutions
Day
18 Thesaurus Day
18 Winnie the Pooh Day -The
Birthday of Winnie's author A.A.
Milne
19 National Popcorn Day
20 National Buttercrunch Day
20 Penguin Awareness Day
21 Martin Luther King Jr. Birth-
day
21 National Hugging Day
21 Squirrel Appreciation Day
22 National Blonde Brownie Day
23 National Pie Day
23 National Handwriting Day
23 Measure Your Feet Day-
24 Beer Can Appreciation Day
24 Compliment Day
25 Opposite Day
26 Spouse's Day
27 Chocolate Cake Day
27 Punch the Clock Day
28 Fun at Work Day
28 National Kazoo Day
29 National Puzzle Day.
29 National Cornchip Day
30 National Inane Answering
Message Day
31 Backward Day
31 Inspire Your Heart with Art
Day


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(,aol.com.
AMERICAN LEGION
POST 383- is open
from 9 am until 9 pm.
The Legionnaires meet
on the 3rd Wednesday
of each month and the
Auxiliary meets on the
2nd and 4th 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. u
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 3:00 pm. 352-
498-5617
PREGNANT? -Need
help? Free pregnancy
test & confidential
counseling. Office
hours: Monday &
Thursday, llam-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
6:30pm. 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 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-
bly meets at St. Alban's
Church North
Chiefland. Hwy 19-
Wednesday 10:30am for
more information 352-
542-3131.


NOTICE NOTICE NO-
TICE!! SUWANNEE
RIVER SHRINE CLUB
BREAKFAST Join us
on 1/2 Mile North of
Fanning Springs on 26!
Will be serving eggs,
grits, gravy, sausage,
pancakes, biscuits, tea
and coffee! All You Can
Eat for $4.00! While
you are there, check out
the Pure Cane Syrup
for sale! Proceeds bene-
fit the Suwannee River
Shrine Club and are
not tax-deductible!
EOW-1/3

NA MEETINGS --
Mondays at 6:30 pm at
the Old Town United
Methodist Church.
DIXIE COUNTY EDU-
CATION FOUNDA-
TION meets on the sec-
ond Monday of each
month at 3:30 p.m. at
the Public Library in
Cross City

STATE PARK TO HOST
BLACKSMITHING
WORKSHOP The class
will be taught by Roy
Balthazard and will be
held any Mondays,
Wednesdays and Satur-
day through February
2008.call Craft Square
at (386) 397-1920 or visit
the Web site at
www. StephenFosterC-
SO.org.


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Spotlight On Dixie


CELEBRATING FIVE
GENERATIONS


Great-great grandmother, Anna Crenshaw, Oxford, FL
Great grandfather, Keith (Kacie) Crenshaw, Old Town, FL
Mother, Brittany Evans Klein,
Holding new baby Tyler (Ty) James Klein, Ocala, FL
Grandmother, Tonya Evans, Ocala, FL


On Jan 4-6 2008, Joe Lander of Trenton joined ropers from across the United States as a competitor hi the U.S. Team Roping
Championship. The event was held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Georgia.


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF
STEINHATCHEE NEWS

Pastor Holden announced last week the due
to many circumstances beyond our control,
First Baptist of Steinhatchee will
not be having our annual "Camp
Meeting" in February But, please
pray for GOD'S rich blessings to
more out from Heaven for at JESUS
filled meeting for next year. There
are times we all need a gentle touch
from GOD, as sometimes our wagon
gets so loaded down with financial
burdens, family situations, work
problems, our children's concerns,
and daily, task, that we need to rest
awhile, take a break, get refreshed
and renewed, take some time for the
HOLY SPIRIT to fill our hearts and
souls! We have to stop, be quiet and
listen to the voice of THE LORD.
We each have to pray GOD'will re-
store our faith,our zeal, and our de-
sire to walk right, live right, do right and be
the kind of Christian GOD wants each of us
to be. James 4:14 says: "Whereas ye know not
what shall
PU'YO'USE IFEP be on the
morrow. For
,what is your


life? It is even a vapor that appeareth for a lit-
tle time and then vanisheth away." Our lives
are so short, so let's stop, unload those heavy
burdens in our wagons and then; only then
continue down the pathway of life that GOD
wants each of us to follow. Let this new day,
today... be your new start for 2008!
The family of Mrs. Grady Hires (Sister Fred-
die) is having a birthday party in
her honor on Saturday after-
noon, beginning at 3:00! All her
friends and church family is in-
vited. No gifts.......your presence
is her gift! She is "aged to perfec-
tion" as she celebrates turning
eighty years young! HAPPY
BIRTHDAY to a very special
lady! We love you sooooo much!
Thank you to our young people,
Libby Gray, Jessica Downey, Don-
nie Morrow, Timothy Holden
and Leon Holden for our special
music, singing, "Come Morn-
ing". Also to our choir for
singing two specials Sunday
evening! Singing praises to GOD.
never grows old. Our faith in
GOD'S goodness puts a song in your heart
and praise on your lips. We are sending Love
, hugs and smiles to all of you! Sandy
Coleman


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Sunset 5:57 PM
Moon Rise 12:24 PM.
Moon Set 1:21 AM

Sunrise 7:29 AM
Sunset 5:58 PM
Moon Rise 1:07 PM
Moon Set 2:29 AM

Sunrise 7:29 AM
Sunset 5:59 PM
Moon Rise 1:58 PM
Moon Set 3:39 AM

Sunrise 7:28 AM
Sunset 6:00 PM
Moon Rise 2:57 PM
Moon Set 4:49 AM

Sunrise 7:28 AM
Sunset 6:01 PM
Moon Rise 4:04 PM
Moon Set 5:53 AM

Sunrise 7:28 AM
Sunset 6:02 PM
Moon Rise 5:13 PM
Moon Set 6:50 AM

Sunrise 7:28 AM
Sunset 6:03 PM
Moon Rise 6:22 PM
Moon Set 7:38 AM

Sunrise 7:27 AM
Sunset 6:03 PM
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FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH NEWS

Sunday was a beautiful day at Faith. We always enjoy the sermons, the special music was
great and included Kylie and Chelsea Landrum doing a darling chorus taught to them by
their grandmother, Chris Lord, then Chris sang for us in the morning service and the Cren-
shaws sang in the evening service. If you missed either service, you truly missed a blessing.
Bro. Jackie and his family will be on vacation this week, traveling to Utah to see the
youngest of their girls and her family, doing some skiing and hopefully returning in one
piece without casts, etc. Be much in prayer for them as they travel. In his absence, some of
the men of our church will be bringing the messages.
We had lots of visitors Sunday morning and we want them to know they are very special to
as. We pray that you were made to feel welcome and loved and that you will return again
real soon. If you are just passing through, we invite you back to worship with us anytime
md if you're looking for a church home, we invite you to share ours.
Remember the AWANAS on Wednesday night. Bring your little ones and those of any
neighbors or acquaintances and let them join in the fun and learning about Jesus. Our work-
ars do an outstanding job working with them and Bro. Leonard Allen is doing a splendid job
if co-ordinating the program.
We pray that you have a safe, happy and healthy week and will be looking for you this
week.


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Thursday January 17, 2008


Spotlight On Dixie


SPRINGHOUSE QUILTER'S
NEWS

Springhouse quilters are getting ready for the new
quilting year with new officers, new projects and
some new members. During the month of Decem-
ber, Springhouse members took time to spend with
family and friends. There was not too much quilt-
ing going on during the Christmas-New Years holi-
day season. Now with the New Year in place,
Springhouse is ready to begin their new quilting
year.

The first meeting of the year was held on January
8 with 47 members and quests in attendance. This
begins the 5th year Springhouse quilters have used
their quilting house located west of Trenton. The
quilt house was certainly full last week when the
members and quests gathered for their, meeting.
New programs are being finalized with the first
teaching workshop on January 22, with member
Barbara Parks in charge.

Community projects will be lap quilts for local
groups in the area. Each member is expected to
make at least one lap quilt to be donated. Members
will be making pillow cases for young cancer pa-
tients. Beverly Shobe is in charge of the communi-
ty projects and she will be making distribution of
the items as soon as they are completed by mem-
bers.

Gloria Sutton is working on a challenge for mem-
bers to make using patterns given as blocks-of-the
month. Patterns for the challenge will be available
beginning in Februaty.

Beginner classes are scheduled to begin the last
week of January Diane Schweder is the beginner
class coordinator. She is working up the list of
classes and teachers. To join the beginner classes,
a quilter joins the Springhouse quilt group.

For additional information on Springhouse Quil-
ters Guild, contact Lois Scott, 463-2207.


LOG CABIN QUILTERS

Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, January 10 at the Levy
County Quilt Museum. Quilting goes on the two quilts we
ahve in now. Both are Log Cabin and how good it is to have
Eluena Warickson and Dorothy Riggs who come each year
and quilt. We welcome them home for a few months.
how goodit was to have Goldie back from Ocala where she is
visiting her daughter Pat. Welcome home Goldie, we did
miss you.
What a great day we had last Saturday with our Pickin' on
the Porch. We did have it inside as the weather was a little
chilly and we didn't want anyone to get sick. We will have it
in February and March; maybe-by then we can get others to
come out and play. We have these the first Saturday of each
month.

We want to wish Doris Beauchamp Happy Birthday As we
all get older we are thankful for all of our days and look for-
ward to more. Derick and seven boys were out Wednesday
and got so much done. Thanks Lancaster!



WHOOPING CRANE MIGRATION ENTERS
FLORIDA

Seventeen endangered whooping crane chicks and their sur-
rogate parents-four ultralight aircraft-today reached
Hamilton County, Florida as they continue their 1,250-mile
migration from Necedah National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in'
central Wisconsin to Chassahowitzka NWR along Florida's
Gulf Coast. They have traveled 1,098 miles.
These majestic birds, the largest in North America, began
their migration from Necedah onOct. 13. Hamilton County,
Florida is one of the many pre-arranged stopovers the ultra-
light migration crew will use along its journey to allow the
pilots and birds to rest between flights. "This is by far the
longest time it has taken us to make the migration," said Liz
ation Migration. "We think that the La Nifia weather pattern


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CROSS CITY COUNCIL
MEETING
Monday 15th 2008

By David Ryman
A full house of
Mr Herbert
Hurst, Ms. Kay
Harden, Mr Clay
Locklear, Mr
Marcellus Daw-
son, Mr. Rick
Gooding, and
Mayor Lee at-
tended the first
2008 meeting of
the City Council
of Cross City on
Monday 15th
January

After the usual
preliminaries,
Mayor Lee asked
for nominees for
the positions of
President and Vice-President for the coming year. Mr. Hurst
and Ms. Harden where unanimously, respectively, reinstated.

The council approved the minutes from the last meeting, re-
ports from the Fire and Police departments, and the Clerks
reports.

The Council heard from Ralph Hansen who is seeking gener-
al approval of his plans to build professional offices on the
vacant commercial site South of Drummond bank.
The City Manager, Mike Cassidy, reported that Alco are inter-
ested in opening a store in Cross City The site being con-
cidered is opposite Putman Lodge where a 27,000 sq ft retail
store will be constructed. Alco's mission is to be the best gen-
eral merchandise retailer in America, serving smaller, home-
town communities. The council understands that Cross City
is in need of some new businesses.

The recent home invasions at the Debois and Gooding resi-
dences has caused conciderable consternation amongst resi-
dents. Major concerns are the lack of street lighting on some
streets, kids using the park after it has closed and kids roam-
ing the streets in the early hours of th'e morning. After much
discussion, Councilor Rick Gooding proposed a motion that
all City parks adhere to new opening hours being 7:30am to
7pm in the Winter and 7:30am to 9:30pm in the Summer. The
council further defined Winter as the period between Oct 1st
and the end of April, Summer being the remainder. The Po-
lice Department has been given the responsibility of locking
the park whilst City staff will ensure it is opened in the
morning. Organised events, approved by the City Manager,
are excluded from the time restrictions. The City Lawyer
confirmed that one would need a very good reason to impose
a curfew. Councilor Gooding asked if Armed Robbery would
be sufficient.

Councilor Gooding expressed his deep appreciation to the
Dixie County Sheriff, Cross City Correctional Facility and
Cross City Police Departments for their excellent work dur-
ing the recent Gooding home invasion. Police Chief Wesley
Jones also had high praise for his officers. Great job guys!!!


Condie of Oper-
may be the rea-


son the wind
patterns
have slowed
our progress
this year."
The latest
the migra-
tion had ar-
rived until
this year
was Decem-
ber 19, 2006,


Councilor Locklear's pet project, to change the election of
council members so that terms are staggered, which will re-
move the possibility of a complete change of membership
and subsequent loss of knowledge, will be put to the elec-
torate by referendum on Sept 23rd.
In a move to foster col-
laberation between the
City and County the
City will donate the old
Fire Truck back to the
Fire Department, pro-
viding that the City can
borrow it back when
mobile lighting is need-
ed. Also concideration
is being given to a re-
quest by Emergency

mobile unit on the new-
ly cleared site next to
City Hall where the
new Fire Station/EMS
facility will be built. Al-
though no funds are
currently available for
the project, the Council
believe that the City's
continued growth and availability of future grant funds will
allow for construction in 2009. During 2008, they are project-
ing that, with cooperation of the County, plans can be drawn
to get the project off the ground.

Efforts to clean the City up are progressing. Last year's ordi-
nance concerning untidy properties has allowed the City
Manager to mail out warning letters to offending property
owners. 50% of the letters sent out have resulted in improve-
ments, the remainder will be pursued through the Courts if
neccessary

Potential grant funds have been identified that would allow
the City to build an "extension" to the Greenway trail. Mike
Cassidy has discussed this with members of the School
Board and are excited by the proposition of having an area to
use for school field trips.

A routine inspection of City Hall has uncovered termites,
probably imported in the mulch used around the circumfer-
ence of the building.

The next meeting of the Council will take place at 2:30pm on
January 23rd at City Hall. The public are invited, as always.
The meeting will be followed by a Water and Sewer Board
training session.


a migration that took 76 days. The migra-
tion this year began on October 13, 2007. "We wish the cranes and the hard
working pilots and crew of Operation Migration a safe journey on this,
the longest duration migration so far," said Sam D. Hamilton, Southeast
Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "Re-establishing this
Eastern migratory population moves us another step closer to recovering
this magnificent bird. With the great support of conservationists and the
expertise of Operation Migration and the Whooping Crane Eastern Part-
nership (WCEP), we are proving again success can be achieved."There are
now 59 migratory whooping cranes in the wild in eastern North America
thanks to the efforts of the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP),
an international coalition of public and private groups that is reintroduc-
ing whooping cranes in their historic range.
In addition to the 17 birds being led south by ultralights, 10 other birds
were released in the company of older cranes in the hope that the young
whooping cranes learn the migration route; part of WCEP's "Direct Au-
tumn Release" program, which supplements the successful ultralight mi-
grations. For more information about WCEP, gotohttp://www.bringback-
thecranes.org. Whooping cranes were on the verge of extinction in the
1940s. Today, there are only about 350 of them in the wild. WCEP asks any-
one who encounters a whooping crane in the wild to please give them the
respect and distance they need. Do not approach birds on foot within 200
yards; try to remain in your vehicle; and do not approach in a vehicle within
100 yards. Also, please remain concealed and do not speak loudly enough that
the birds can hear you. Finally, do not trespass on private property in an at-
tempt to view whooping cranes. Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership found-
ing members are the International Crane Foundation; Operation Migration
Inc.; Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-
vice; the U.S. Geological Survey's Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and Na-
tional Wildlife Health Center; the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; the
Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin; and the International Whoop-
ing Crane Recovery Team. Many other flyway states, provinces, private indi-
viduals and conservation groups have joined forces with and support WCEP
by donating resources, funding and personnel. More than 60 percent of the
project's budget comes from private sources in the form of grants, public do-
nations and corporate sponsors.


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Obituaries and Faith


WALTER PATRICK "PAT" SHIRLEY FAYE GABRIEL BETTY JANE FOWLER
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Walter Patrick "Pat" Johnson, Jr. was born Jan-
uary 14, 1925 in Baxley, Georgia. He passed
away January 11, 2008 at the VA Hospital in
Gainesville, FL. He is preceded in death by his
parents Walter P. Johnson, Sr. and Annette
Bullard Johnson, a brother Robert L. Johnson.

Pat attended public schools in Hazelhurst, Ga,
Purdue University and South Georgia College.
He served with the US Navy from 1943 to 1945.
During World War II, he served on a patrol gun
boat and destroyer escorts Impulse and King's
Mill as an electrician's mate. He received met-
als for participation in the American Theatre
Campaign, European-African Middle Eastern
Theater, and Campaign and Service Victory
World War II.

He was employed with Gilman Paper of St.
Mary's, Georgia in the maintenance department
and by Interstate Paper in Riceboro, GA as a
multi-craft mechanic.

In 1971, Pat and his wife Alice moved to Stein-
hatchee, FL where he owned and operated Pat
Johnson's Fish Camp until his retirement in
1998. He was a licensed Captain and extraordi-
nary fishing guide. Pat was also a licensed elec-
trician and plumber.

Pat was a life member of the VFW in Florence,
SC, a member of the American Legion Post in
Steinhatchee, a 32nd Degree Mason, Shriner,
and member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Alice
Cato Johnson, a daughter and son-in-law Kay
and Fred Hobbs of Lexington, SC, a son Michael
Johnson of Savannah, GA, a sister and brother-
in-law MaryAnn and Jack Floyd of Hazelhurst,
GA, two grandsons, three great-grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held on Monday, Jan-
uary 14,'2008 at 11:00 am at Fellowship Baptist
Church in Steinhatchee, FL. In lieu of flowers,
please send donations to the Shriners for Crip-
pled Children.


SHIRLEY FAYE GABRIEL, 67 of Old Town
passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at her
home. Mrs. Gabriel moved to Dixie County in
1990 from Pensacola, FL.

She is survived by her daughter, Sheryl (Terry)
Caines of Woodway, TX; brother, Tommy (Donna)
Starnes of Germantown, TN; sister, Robbie (Jer-
ry) May of Mississippi; grandchildren, Debra
Wells, Amanda Caines and David Caines all of
Woodway, TX.

Memorial Services were held Monday, January
14, 2008 at 1:00 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints in Cross City with President
John Fowler officiating.

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






NEW PROSPECT BAPTIST NEWS


It was good to be in God's house! Our choir sounded re-
ally good Sunday and, with God's Inspiration, Bro. Billy
was no less impressive as he broke the Bread of Life to
us, choosing as his text Luke's writing from Acts 9:1-6.-
Once again, we were very pleased to have visitors, and we
extend to them and all others a special invitation to visit
with us often, anytime... God loves you, and so do we.

Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of Mrs. Bet-
ty Fowler and Mr. Michael O'Neal...may God grant to you
His unparalleled Comfort during this time of sadness in
your lives. In other church news, our monthly Fellowship
Supper is being held on Wednesday evening, Jan. 16th.
Please keep watching this column for later news items.

We hope you have a good week, .followed by repetitions
throughout the new ydar. God is good to us, and we thank
Him each day of our lives for all His wonderful blessings!
Please remember to pray for those on the church prayer
lists, our President, and the many members of our armed
forces in harm's way. May God bless and keep you.


.MRS. BETTY
JANE
4`.FOWLER,
born June 9,
1931 in Laurel,
Mississippi,
K: passed from
y this life Janu-
Sary 11, 2008 at
the age of 76.
She grew up
brary~~' Sin Laurel,
.... M s as E s t Mississippi,
SS the second
o daughter of S.
C. and Erma
Grantham.
SN She graduated
from Missip-
sippi College in 1954 with a bachelor's degree in Sociolo-
gy and 1955 with a bachelor's degree in English and Li-
brary Science. She began her teaching career at Shady
Grove, Mississippi as an English teacher followed by
Benford High School in Duck Hill, Mississippi and Mel-
rose School in Melrose; Florida. She continued her love
of teaching as the elementary school librarian, retiring
from Anderson Elementary after 38 years of dedicated
service as the sole librarian. She and Thomas were
married November 22, 1956 and moved to Cross City in
1959,. She is a member of the New Prospect Baptist
Church.

She is survived by her husband of 51, Thomas Fowler,
sons, Tommy and Chuck Fowler, and daughter, Becky
Fowler, all of Cross City; Daughter-in-laws Lisa and
Janet, and grandchildren, Laura, Eli, Grant, Anna and
Charla Fowler. She is preceded in death by her father,
mother and sister--S.C. and Erma Grantham and
Frances Adams.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, January 14, 2008
at 3:30 pm at New Prospect Baptist Church with Rev. Bil-,
ly Robson officiating. Burial will follow at the New
Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery The family will re-
ceive visitors Sunday evening between the hours of 5
and 7 pm at the funeral home.

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




I'd like to add a personal thank you to Mrs. Fowler, from all df the
kids like me who learned to love the library and books because of the
patience and personal interest she showed in us over the years.
--The editor-


In


JAMS MICIAEt ONEAL

MR JAMES MICHAEL ONEAL of Cross City passed
away Saturday, January 12, 2008 at the VA Medical
Center in Gainesville. He was 52. Mr. Oneal was born
and spent his lifetime in Dixie County. He was a logger
-and a Baptist.

He is survived by his wife, Sheri DeFalco Oneal of
Cross City; step- daughter, Alicia Becerra of
Gainesville; brothers, Kenny Hagen (Marie)
of Port St. Lucie, Randy Oneal (Elaine) of Cross City
and W. C. Mills (Tracie) of Old Town; sisters, Susan
Oneal Cannon (Thomas) of Cross City and Robin Liv-
ingston (Duane) of Immokalee and 2 step grandchil-
dren, Levi and Lunden.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, January
15,2008 at 3:00pm at the New Prospect Baptist Church
Cemetery with Rev. Kenny Hagen officiating. A visita-
tion will be held at the funeral home Monday evening,
January 14, 2008 between the hours of 5 and 7 PM.

Arrangements have been placed under the care of the
Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida 352-
498-5400.
















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SALVATION


Hebrews 5:9, 11:6
Romans 1:16
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Romans 10:9-10
Matthew 28:18-19
Romans 6:3-7
Acts 2:36-41
Mark 16:15-16
Colossians 2:11-13, 1:13-14
Galations 1:6-9
Hebrews 4:12
2 Corinthians 5:10


John 14:6
Acts 4:12

Matthew 10:32-33

John 3:1-5
Acts 8:30-39
1 Peter 3:21

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


We love you and ask that
you pass this on.

God Will Bless You


First Baptist Church of Cross City New Prospect Baptist Church Calvary
US 19 Cross City US 19 Between Cross City & Old Town Suwar
I have cme that they may ha Itf.e, and have it more abndantly. Jatn 10:10
Sunday School 9:30A- Morning Worship 10:45A Jesus is The Answer For Your Life "Join
AWANAS 6:00 Evening Worship 7P Sunday School 10A e Morning Worship 11 A
Wed GA's & RA's 6P Youth 7P Children's Church 11A -Evening Worship 7P
Adult Bible Study & Prayer 7P Choir 8P Wednesday Evening 7P
Pastor Mike Brown Pastor BIlly Robson
(352) 498-5107 (352) 498-3711

First Baptist Church of Old Town Old Town United Methodist Church Ce
"Welcome To God's House Won't You Come On In" US 19 Old Town Intersection
Sunday School 10A- Morning Worship 11A Food Pantry Open 8am -11am, Mon -Thurs.
Evening Worship 6P "Come Let Us Worship & Adore Him" Inv
Wednesday Bible Study 7P Sunday Worship 9:30A "A church where
Knock & the door will open, seek & you will find, ask & you will be Church School 11A Sunday Sc
given life eternally. Wednesday Choir Practice 7P Evening Wor
Pastor Royce Hanshew Pastor Rev. Carl Rainear Pas
(352) 542-7050 (352) 542-7954

First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee Old Town Church of God Cros
Riverside Drive Steinhatchee Welcomes You To Come & Worship With Us 5237
"Lighthouse On The Gulf" Sunday School 10:OOA SI
Sunday School 10A- Morning Worship 11A Sunday Morning Worship 11:00A
.I Evening Worship 6P Sunday Evening Worship 6:OOP Wedne
,Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P- Awana 6:30 Wednesday Evening Worship 7:OOP W
Pastor Leon Holden Pastor Troy Hare
(352) 498-2108 (352) 542-8222

First Baptist Church of Horseshoe Beach Scrub Creek Baptist Church Cro
25 Main Street- Horseshoe Beach, FL Located 6 Miles East on CR 351 ( K
"Where God's Word Is Changing Lives" "A Friendly Church With A Welcome Spirit" "Proclaim
Bible Study 10A Worship 11A Bible Study 9:45A- Worship Service 11A Children'
Sunday Evening Worship 6P Church Training 6P Evening Worship 7P Wednesday Fa
Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer 7P Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P Boy'
Pastor Carlos M. Perez Pastor Archie Knowles Rev.
(352) 498-0756 (352) 498-5535

First United Methodist Church, Seventh-Day Adventist Church Cross City
22 NE 138th St Cross City Cross City I 11
"Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors" In the Hear
The People of The United Methodist Church "Welcomes You Where Jesus is Lord" Sunday St
Sabbath School 9:30A Morning Worship 11A C
Sunday School 9:45A- Morning Worship 11A Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30P
Wednesday Adult Choir 7:30P Wed. Family I
Pastor Rev. Glenda Brayman Pastor Bill Schnorbus Past
(352) 498-3420 H (352) 498-3258 C (352) 498-5674



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Lydia Baptist Church
2 Miles West of Cross City on US 19
"A Church You Can Call Home"
Sunday-Morning Prayer 9:15A Sunday School 9:45A
Morning Worship 11A Evening Worship 7P
Wednesday-Prayer Meeting 7P
Bible Study, Mission Friends, RA's, GA's _
Pastor Wayne Alien
(352) 498-5617


Wind of the Spirit Outreach Ministries
Located Behind NAPA in Old Town
"A Church Without Walls"
Sunday Morning 10:30A- Sunday Evening 6P
Tuesday, Intercessory Prayer 7:30P
Thursday Night 7:30P
Pastor Theadus & Benita Corbin
(352) 4a98-5837


y Temple Assembly of God
nnee Lumber Road Cross City
Us For A Visit, Stay ForA Lifetime."
Sunday Worship 10:30 A
ednesday Evening Service 7P
Kid Church Ages 3-5 & 6-12
Pastor Jim Hurst
(352) 498-3023

central Baptist Church
of Camp St. & Horseshoe Beach Rd.
ites You To Worship With Us!
*e everybody Is somebody and Christ is Lord"
:hool 10A -- Morning Worship 11A
rship 6P -- Wed, Prayer Meeting 7P
tor David B. Downing
(352) 498-0714

;s City Church of Christ
52 NE 147th St. (McArthur St.)
unday Bible Study- 10:00 A *
Morning Worship 11:00 A
iday Evening Bible Study 7:00 P,
Minister Bill Ross
(352) 339-5864

ss City Church of God
Kenneth Street Cross City
ling The Full Gospel For All People"
urch 10:30A Morning Worship 10:30A
Evening Worship 6:30P,
tmily Training Hour Adult & Teen Ministry,
s Brigade & Girl's Club 7:OOP
Ed & Sylvia Ivey, Pastor
(352) 498-3280

Pentecostal Holiness Church
0 Parker Street Cross City
t of Dixie Co., with Dixie Co. at Heartl
School 10A- Morning Worship 11A
hildren's Church Ages 3-7
Sunday Evening 7:00 pm
Night 7:30P Youthquake & Kid's Club
or Paul & Louise Tyson
(352) 498-0736

Faith Baptist Church
(Between Cross City & Old Town)
e Church With An Open Door".
school 9:45A Morning Worship 11A
Evening Worship 7P
*ek Bible Study Wednesday 7P
. Jackie Pettrey, Pastor.
(352) 542-7103


First Assembly of God
Hwy 351 & Camp Two Rd. Cross City,
Sunday School 10A- Morning Worship 11A
Sunday Children's Church 11A
Sunday Evening 7P Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Rev. Marvin & Janice Parsley
(352) 498-3366


McC rabb Baptist Church Holy Cross Catholic Mission Grace Worship Church
7 Miles North of Old Town on SR 349 Hwy 19 South of Cross City Power In the Word
Come Worship With Us!. Mass Sundays 11:30 am
Sunday School 9:45A- 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
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Real Estate


REALTOR COMMISSIONS ARE YOU
GETTING THE VALUE YOU DESERVE?

(ARA) There's been a lot of controversy lately about the
commissions realestate agents are drawing. Especially
during the hot market we saw up until 2006 where it was
easy to attract multiple offers without much promotion
and effort, one could not but question the value-add
agents brought to the table. In today's slowing market
where properties are not fetching as much, saving on
sales commissions may be even more of a serious con-
cern for some,

Not long ago, 60 Minutes aired a sto-
ry entitled, "6 Percent," and reporter
Lesley Stahl posed the question,
"Are they worth it?" The segment
discussed fuil-vomi issloned Real-
tors commanding fbes that can be up
to six parents of the cost of the
home, andi compared them to less ex-
pensive new-age lternet-based bro-'
kewae that offer lower commis-
sions and fes and cash rebates.

Th otine brokers she interviewed
said, No way!" They claim the Inter-
net has cut the amount of time in-
volved in and cost of completing a
real estate transaction way down,
and the savings should be passed on
to the consumer; but the National
Association of Realtors begs to dif-
ftw The organization points out that
Realtors deliver significant value to
consumers and that commissions re-
flect the usual cost of doing busi-
ness.

"Home sellers who choose to compro-
mise on one of the most important
transactions of their lives aren't get-
ting the level of service they de-
serve. All the brokers do is list your
property They don't bring you potential buyers," says
Hector Rivera, broker/owner of Virtual Real Estate Asso-
ciates in Stratford, Conn.

He points out that when you hire an agent, not only will
he or she list your property, they'll market it as well.
"Shortly after they put up a sign in front of your home, a
lot of work goes on behind the scenes," he says. "The real
estate professional sends out postcards, places ads in the
local papers, distributes the listing information to his or
her referral network of agents, local andnational, and
plans open houses; and that's just the beginning."

"A good real estate agent also brings strong negotiation
skills and unique knowledge to the transaction, which
impacts the selling price of a property," said Jeff Tomlin,
manager of channel relatiofis for Point2 Technologies, a
software technology company,,secializing in onlin ,a
keting tools for real estate professionals. .!The agentsex.,'
'-perience and-knvwledgeof t 'nditflT tg-


borhood and the property itself gives them and their
client a very important advantage that a broker-sitting at
a computer screen miles away can simply not match. Typ-
ically, this translates into more money in the pocket of
the home owner."

According to the National Association of REALTORS 2006
Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, the median price of a
home sold with the assistance of an agent was $298,200.
compared to $230,000 for FSBO (For Sale By Owner) sales.

Tomlin also suggests that accurate home valuations can
only be generated with the help of an experienced real es-


tate agent, as online home valuation tools are not privy to
details that directly impact the value of the property.

"Intimate knowledge of the property's condition, renova-
tions or legal issues, property surroundings and planned
developments in the area that might improve values in
the neighborhood are few of the considerations only a lo-
cal expert can bring to arrive at the best suggested selling
price of a home," adds Tomlin. Most importantly, a pro-
fessional needs to study the qualitative differences be-
tween comparable properties for accurate home valua-
tions, not simply the quantitative information.

"These days, the real savvy agent is also a neighborhood
expert. And, he or she will market listings online using
very advanced systems," explains Tomlin. "While going at
it alone may seem attractive, consider that a consumer
'may be able to list their, home on a Web site or two, but
they can never list it on thousands of real'estate agent


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home has great potential for owners, occupants paved road. This home offers a deck out front that the owner started to remodel (AS-IS),
or investors. Close to schools, shopping, the and enclosed and covered porches on the rear,. Pole barn. This is a beautiful piece of
Suwannee River, the Gulf of Mexico, and only 45 and also a shed for your tools. Priced at
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landscaped acre. This home has a gas fire- outside of the Town of Suwannee. Home good condition must see. Nicely treed on
place, updated baths & kitchen, new flooring, has large porch, garage, fishing cleaning front of property and open pasture on the
tape & textured walls, sheds, fenced, gold fish area, addition that can be used for 3rd back (approx. Sac.) Front porch and enclosed-
pond, & much more. Two Dividable Lots. bedroom, all on a paved street. Close to back porch, two sheds and more on paved
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beautifully landscaped acre. Many extras such as 2 bedroom, 2 bath, central H & A, buck stove, home has ceramic tile & laminate wood flooring
10' X 28' covered front.porch, chain link fenced on nicely wooded 3.8 acre corner lot. Large thru out, covered porches, 2 car carport, work-
back yard, pole barn, storage shed/workshop, RV screened porches, irrigated garden area, fruit & shop fireplace, shed. & more. Close the Suwan- -
port, a kof/goldflsh pond, citrus trees, grape arbor, nut trees. Quiet area, convenient to n
concrete patio, 16' X 25' attached family room Gainesville. Sellers are motivated! Priceis 75nee Rv131-JWr 463-6144& Public Ramps. $175,000 (DMH-
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$139,900. (GMH-753410-JW)


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f9.3 acres can be called. Surrounded by stocked throw from the Suwannee River. This home only minutes by boat to the Suwannee
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(Merit has plenty of upgrades. Feature a large Ic tile flooring, open down stairs where more stall boat house, screened fish cleaning &
family room w/fireplace & wet bar. 32' X 48 pole bedrooms and baths can be added, and storage room, and the home is fully fur-
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sites at the same time, and this is how market exposure is
truly maximized to get the top selling price."

"The Internet is where a lot of people are starting their
searches, so you need to be there in a big way, particular-
ly in the slowing market a lot of areas are experiencing
right now."

Tomlin points out there's a right way and a wrong way to
market a listing online and recommends homeowners
seek out agents who know how to get their listing in front
of as many people as possible. "Agents who belong to
Point2 NLS (National Listing Service) network, for exam-
ple," he says, "have the advantage of being
able to syndicate your listing to thousands of
Web sites that consumers are using to
search for homes, simultaneously, and for
free."

The software also allows your agent to dis-
play dozens of photographs, add virtual
tours and provides access to neighborhood
information so potential buyers will have at
their fingertips important details they need
to make a decision. In addition to showing
up on the agent's own Web site, the listing
can also be syndicated to the Web sites of
hundreds or thousands of other Point2 NLS
agent sites in the local area, as well as to
consumer search sites4such as Google, Ya-
hoo!, Point2 Homes, and dozens of other
high traffic sites where consumers today
browse for real estate.

A good real estate agent helps you achieve
the highest selling price possible by getting
the maximum possible market exposure.
While an enormous number of eyeballs
come from search sites such as Google, Ya-
hoo! and classified ad sites like Craigslist,
the cooperative advertising of listings be-
tween local real estate professionals (both
privately and publibly) generates most of
the exposure for home sales. Tomlin adds,
"You have to remember that each of those lo-
cal real estate Web sites has their own marketing budget
and local advertising presence. Together, they drive a lot
of traffic. Today, technology allows us to track that expo-
sure so the consumer can truly benefit from the power of
organized real estate marketing,"

To find the Point2 NLS real estate agent in the market
you're interested in, log on to www.point2homes.com.
Agents interested in becoming members of the Point2
NLS network can sign up for free at www.point2NLS.com.

"With all the technology that can be used, real estate is
still a personal business. It's such a large investment, a
lot of people also need the 1-on-1 connection to feel good
about their purchase. It really makes a difference," says
Rivera.

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1 Meals on Wheels inSuwannee
-right now, there areno 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 Febl-
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 rPas aa.olcom

AMERICAN LEGION POST
383-is open from9 amnuntil9pm.
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 lst Thursday of every month.
For more information call 542-
2021.

J Holy Cross Catholic Church -
Bingo every Tuesday evening
6:00 Apm- 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: Mon-
day & Thursday llam-4pm. Look
for our sign on Hwy-19, across
from Dixie Co. High School (352)
498-7776. Ufn

Forest Park Hill Community
Center-Has a Bingo every Mon,
day Evening, Doors open at 4Z30
pm, games start at 6:30pm. Funds
are to support the center and
charities.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
#56M, 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 Vynn, 352-493-1159 at
the VFW

TOPS MEETING- Take off.
pounds sensibly meets at St. Al-
ban's Church North Chiefiand.,
Hwy 19- Wednesday 1030am for
more information 352-542-3131.


NA MEETINGS -Mondays at
6:30pm 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




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, Tesday and
Wednesday evening from 6:00-
10:00 P.M. A minimum of 10 stu-
dents is required.

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

2,3
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
S 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM


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

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

2-1 REMODELED HOUSE with
central heat and air behind court-
house on 1 acre lot. Call 352-542-
0682.
2,3

TRAILER FOR RENT
2 BR/2Bath on 2 acres of land
$425/month, $425 deposit in Old
Town area call 542-2355.
3

COMMERCIAL BUILDING for
rent, prime location in Cross City
100+ sqft. with bathroom suitable for
beauty shop, offices, etc. $600/month
plus security call 352486-2154,352-317-
8743, or 352-317-8750.
3,4,5,6


WANTED: CHICKENS. HENS
FOR LAYING Call 542-1416

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SSALE S8xx4 Chain Link
tog Kennel with gate, like
EewcotaniUoiatlo$1000. Extra
arge opaigcrate


Live weignt plus slaughter, cut
and wrap. Grain fed, no hor-
mones. %, %a 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.
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Commercial Tanning Bed for
Sale. Sun Quest Pro World bed,
24 bulb works excellent
$1,200.00. Call 356-3053 ufnr

NEXTEL 8ackb ym
714t, $90 on Ebay; ask-
ing $80.00. Bluetooth,
email,websurf. Call my
new ATT cell 356-1431 or
home 542-8550. Kathy


WHEELCHAIR LIFT for vehi-
cle. Almost new. Wheelchair,
heavy duty Mini-Motorcycle,
like new. 352-542-8315.


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
SUftr

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

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

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

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

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

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



STEEL BUILDING DEALS up
to 50% Savings. Any Size, Can
Erect, 352-625-0005 www.scg-
grp.com

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SHOWERS OF BLESSINGS
CUSTOM WATER TREAT-
MENT We custom build our sys-
tems to meet your need. We have
-Reverse Osmosis to give: you.
clean healthy drinking water. We
have GE water treatment sys-
tems for the whole house. GE fi-
nancing available with no money
down and low, low payments.
Why rent when you can own your
won? Call today for your free wa-
ter analysis. For all of your wa-
ter problems. Call your GE Plat-
inum Dealer today David B.
SDowning (352) 356-0474 or (352)
498-2449. We service what we sell!
A member of the Florida Quality
Water Association.


uorrecuon. eeamng rrogram.
Institutional Cook, A+ 'clean
background, and screening re-
quired for security clearance.
Benefits with advancement op-
portunity. Call 352-463-4259.

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LANDFILL SPOTTER. The Au-
cilla Area Solid Waste Facility is
accepting applications for a
Landfill Spotter. Duties include
spotting loads of garbage when
emptied and some occasional
equipment operating. Applica-
tions can be picked up at the
Landfill office between the hours
of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday
through Friday. Aucilla Area
Solid Waste Facility is an equal
opportunity employer and a
Drug Free Workplace.

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Coordinator, Industrial Technology
3rant Funded Position
rhis is a professional classification
responsible for assessing and deter-
aining business and industry needs
md providing training programs to
neet those needs. BS degree in In-
lustrial/Vocational Education; mas-
:er's degree preferred. Knowledge of
Microsoft Office Suite desired. Teach-
ing experience in a vocational/occu-
pational setting in a high school or
3ost secondary setting desired.
Salary: $37,500 annually, plus bene-
6its.
Application Deadline: 2/1/08
College application and copies of
transcripts required. All foreign tran-
scripts must be submitted with a
translation and evaluation. Position
details and application available on
the web at: www.lakecitycc.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
LOCC is accredited by lhe
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education & Employ-
ment






STAFF ASSISTANT I
#250918
Grant Funded Position
Assist the Coordinator of Student Activities with
clerical and budget management duties. High
school diploma or equivalent with 2 years clerical
experience asd knowledge of Word & Excel.
Special consideration given to applicants with an
associate degree or certificate in related area.
SSalary: $20,583 annually, plus benefits.
Application Deadline: 1/28/08
REGISTRAR SPECIALIST I1
#150914
This is a semi-professional records administration
position within the Registra's Office requiring the
utilization of specialized data, equipment and
techniques. High school diploma or equivalent
plus three (3) years records management
experience, Computer literate. Experience
working withMSWord and Excel. Salary:
$22,69 annually, plus benefits. Application
:: Dehdlihb: 01 8708.:
College application required. Position details and
application available on the web at:
Inquiries: Human Resource Development
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
LCCq is accredited by the Southern Association
'of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EQ College in Education &
Employment



04 L>,KE CrrY
Associate Professor.
Practical Nursing Program
228 Days Grant Funded
Readvertised/Revised
Conduct the learning experience in
the classroom, laboratory and/or
clinical area. Associate's degree in
SNursing required; bachelor's degree
in nursing or closely related field
preferred. State of Florida licensed
RN or license eligible. Two years
experience as an RN in an acute care
setting. Individuals without the
bachelor's degree must meet one of
the following requirements: A) be
actively engaged in a degree
program atthe bachelor's level or'
higher in nursing or a closely related
field; B) have the equivalent of at
least two full-time academic years of
experience as a teacher of nursing;
or C) have current certification as an
A.R.N,P. in Florida. Computer
literate. Salary based on degree and
Experience, plus benefits.. .
Application Deadline: Open until
filled.
College application and copies of
transcripts required. Position details
and application available on the web
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; boottcherg@lakecltyce.edu
LCCC is accredited by the
Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADAIEA/EO
College in Education & Employment


--SnNiUtwiVMAS AOS~In AiNT
#160942
This is a secretarial position located
in the Office of the President. Duties
include answering phones, opening
mail, typing, filing, taking minutes
at meetings, scheduling appoint-
ments, and assisting an administra-
tor with various clerical functions.
High school diploma or equivalent
with 4 years secretarial or clerical
experience. Proficient in Word, Excel
and Outlook.
Application Deadline: 01/21/08.
Salary: $23,827 annually, plus bene-
fits.
College application required. Special
consideration for Associate's degree
or certificate in a related area.
Position details and application
available on the web. at:
www.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resources
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314 Fax: (386) 754-
S4594
E-mail: boettchergb@lakecityc.e edu
LCCC is accieditOe by the So thern Association of
Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EBO College in
Education & Employment
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HOUSEKElEPER 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
application. Ufn


NOW HIRING Independent
Agents. Will Train. AFLAC.
Contact: Melissa Hamilton (352)
221-1095


SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES:
Individual counseling and sup-
port groups for women and of-
fered through Another Way, Inc
Services are confidential and
free. Contact any of our Out-
reach offices at 352-486-3305, 352-
498-1293, (386) 758-4843, or (386)
792-2747 for an appointment or
the location and times or group
counseling. Another way, Inc.
also provides two 24-hour crises
lines.' Sexual Assault 1-866-875-
7983 Domestic Violence 1-800-500-
1119, information and referral
services, legal advocacy, commu-
nity education, and professional
training for law'enforcement,
health care and educational per-
sonnel. Ufa
AA MEETINGS-Wednesday
night, 8:00 pm at eh fellowship
Baptist church, in Steinhatchee,
Florida. Ufn

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

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


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Low Rates/Cash Out
Less Than Perfect Credit OK
Self Employed
Manufactured Homes
Agricultural Land & Work-
ing Farms
We Work for YOU!
All Type of Programs!
Kymco Mortgage
1-877-346-0100
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Cab A/C 4x4 green in color with
3" lift $5000. 86 Chevrolet 4x4
stepside, red in color 350 AC too
many new parts to list $3000. 4-5
person hot tub with lights cup
holders and waterfall. Wood
frame $350. 352-498-5009

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94 Firebird $2500
94 Pontiac Van $750
93 Trailer $9,500
75 Trailer $2,500
Hopper Bottoms
Call 386-935-3766

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


FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER


The Levy County Health Depart-
ment is seeking a Family Sup-
port Worker, Position # 64000015
to work in the Healthy Families
Program making home visits to
clients. Must have a high-school
diploma or its equivalent. Expe-
rience in home visitation pre-
ferred. Must be fingerprinted.
May be required to work extra
hours or days in the event of an
emergency Rate of pay is $702.27
bi-weekly Applications will be
accepted online at www.people-
first.myflorida.com State of
Florida applications may be
mailed to State of Florida, Peo-
ple First, Staffing Administra-
tion, PO Box 44058, Jacksonville
Fl 32231 or faxed to (904) 636-2627
by 1/18/07. EEO/AA/VP Employ-
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Legals, etc.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOH TAX DEED
RICHARD L. HARPER
4606 BAY CREST DRIVE
TAMPA, FL 33615
rhe holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
Feed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance,
ie description of the property and the names in which it was assessed are
as follows


certificate No: 811


MAY 26, 2005


Description of Property:
SEE EXHIBIT "A"
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED
WILLIAM.LARKIN JR. ESTATE, 7401 BAY ISLAND DRIVE #228, SOUTH
PASIDENA, FL 33707
WARNING: Said property being in the County of Dixie, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according 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.
December 28,2007
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
Candace L Corbin, Deputy Clerk
EXHIBIT A
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
1,2,3,4


COUNTY COMMISSION 15. Tim Alexander, Emer-
AGENDA gency Services Director
-E D .A 16. Cindy Bellot, Librarian
Regular Meeting- Dixie County 17. Arthur Bellot, County
Courthouse Manager
Commission Meeting Room a) Memoran-
January 17, 2008 6:00 PM dum of agreement between
FLDOT and Dixie County
The Dixie County Board of 18. Leenette McMillan,
County Commissioners of Dixie County Attorney
County, Florida, will meet on a) Dixie County Policy
Thursday, January 17, 2008, and Procedure Handbook
6:00 PM in a regular meeting in 19 Dana Johnson, Clerk
i the County Commissioners of Court
( Meeting Room, in the Dixie 20. County Commission
i- County Courthouse, Cross City, Items
Florida. 21. Vouchers Approved
1. Call to Order 22. Adjourn
2. Invocation and Pledge
to the American Flag PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a
3. Approval of Commis- person decided to appeal any
sion Minutes from the Regular decision made by the Board
Meeting of January 3, 2008 with respect to any matter con-
(encompassing the 1/3/08 sidered at such meeting or
workshop) hearings, he/ she will need a
4. Tony Johns, Suwan- record of the proceedings, and
nee Water and Sewer District for such purpose, he/ she will
Manager need to ensure that a verbatim
5. Bailey, Bishop, & Lane record of the proceedings is
6.- Bettie GailOsteen, In- made, which record includes
di ent Healthcare Agent the testimony and evidence
7.' Joe Ruth, Solid Waste upon which the appeal is to.be
Coordinator based.
8. Jerry Prater, Veterans "Persons with disabilities re-
Service Officer questing reasonable accommo-
9. Rita Harris, Harris Ad- dations to participate in this
ministrative Services Inc. proceeding should contact
10. Big Bend Water Au- (352) 486-4931 (Voice & TDD)
thority (Formerly Steinhatchee or via Florida Relay Service at
Water) (800) 955-8771."
11. Synergy Solutions The Board meets the first
a) Board direction on Thursday of each month at
Four acre site at Gornto for pur- 10:00 AM and the third Thurs-
chase. day of each month at 6:00 PM.
b) Board direction on Individuals that would like to be
1.5 acre historical hunting cabin placed on the agenda should
at the Suwannee River Camp- call Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of
grounds for purchase. Court, by 4:00 PM on Friday
12. Jack Spivey, Building Preceding the Board meeting,
and Zoning. at (352) 498-1200.
13. John Jenkins, Zoning
Official APPROVED:
14. Howard Reed, County 3
Road Superintendent
The Executive Committee Members of the Early Learning
Coalition of the Nature Coast will be holding an Executive Com-
mittee Meeting on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at.10:00a.m.
The meeting will be held at the Coalition's Crystal River office lo-
cated at 1564 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, FL. 34429:
Please call 877-336-5437 or 352-563-9939, extension 222 if you
have any questions. 3


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

CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.
2007-78-CA

HERBERT E. HURST, Plaintiff
vs.
ESTATE OF NEIL E. HURST;
ANDERSON MATERIALS
CO., INC.; FLORIDA FOREST
PRODUCTS; AND JOHN DOE
OR JANE DOE, as Tenants in
Possession, Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

TO WHOM IT MAY CON-
CERN:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that I, DANA JOHNSON, Clerk
of the Circuit Court of the Third
Judicial Circuit, in and for DIX-
IE County, Floirda, pursuant to
the Amended Summary Final
Judgment in Foreclosure en-
tered in the above styled
cause, Will sell at public sale
the following described proper-
ty situated in' DIXIE County,
Florida, to wit;

LOT 27, SUWANNEE RIVER.
RANCHETTES, according to
the plat thereof recorded in


plat book 1, pages 66 and 67,
Public Records of Dixie Coun-
ty, Florida. TOGETHER WITH
1984 Concord Mobile Home,
I.D. #3348514058.

Said sale shall be made to the
highest and best bidder for
cash pursuant to the Amended
Summary Final Judgment en-
tered in the above styled
cause and will be held at the
front door of the Dixie County
Courthouse in Cross City,
Florida on the 4th day of Feb-
ruary, 2008, commencing at
the hour of 11:00 A.M.

All interested parties shall be
governed accordingly by this
Notice.
DATED this 8th day of Janu-
ary, 2008.

DANA JOHNSON,
Clerk of the Court
By: Karen Leverett
Deputy Clerk.

GREGORY V. BEAUCHAMP,
P.A.
Attorney for Plaintiff
P. O. Box 1129
Chiefland, FL 32644
(352) 493-1458
Florida Bar No. 178770

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NOTICE OF APPLICUAI IUN
FOR TAX DEED.

J.M. MCKINNEY JR, TRUSTEE
PO BOX 790
CROSS CITY, FL 32680

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

Certificate No: 043
MAY 27, 2004

Description of Property:

SEE EXHIBIT "A"

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

DONALD K. HOLLAND, PO
BOX 1574, OLD TOWN, FL
32680

WARNING: Said property be-
ing in the County of Dixie, State
of Florida. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at
the Dixie County Courthouse on
FEBRUARY 26, 2008 at 11:00
A.M.

January 7, 2008

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


Candace L. Corbin, Deputy
Clerk

EXHIBIT A

Description of Property:
Parcel No. 03-10-13-4511-
0000-0310

3.00 ACRES 3 10 13 LOT 31
PARADISE HAMMOCK S/D
RESTRICTIONS IN ORB 104
PG 100 ORB 177 P 491 1985-
MH-14'X48'-R0621018

Subject to the restrictions of
record.

3,4,5,6


NOTICE OF AHPPLICUA ION
FOR TAX DEED

J.M. MCKINNEY JR, TRUSTEE
PO BOX 790
3ROSS CITY, FL 32680

The holder of the following cer-
:ificate has filed said certificate
or a tax deed to be issued
:hereon. The certificate number
and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property and the
lames in which it was as-
sessed are as follows

Certificate No: 485
VIAY 27, 2004

Description of Property:


SEE EXHIBIT "A"

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

VON AND PEGGIE MCELROY,
1205 EAST HARDING
STREET, ORLANDO, FL
32806-4103

NARNING: Said property be-
ng in the County of Dixie, State
of Florida. Unless such certifi-
ate shall be redeemed accord-
ng to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at
the Dixie County Courthouse on
FEBRUARY 26, 2008 at 11:00
A.M.

January 11, 2008

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

Candace L. Corbin, Deputy
Clerk

EXHIBITA


Description of Property:
Parcel No. 19-13-12-2994-
0003-4470

19 13 12 LOT 447 SUWANNEE
SHORES 3 OR BK 53 PG 314

Subject to the restrictions of
record.

3,4,56 "


NO I ICE O A'PPLIUAT ION
FOR TAX DEED

J.M. MCKINNEY JR, TRUSTEE
PO BOX 790
CROSS CITY, FL 32680

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

Certificate No: 621
MAY 27, 2004

Description of Property:
SEE EXHIBIT "A"

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

ANDY GREEN, 1972
WOLDORD ROAD, CLEARWA-
TER, FL 34620

WARNING: Said property be-
ing in the County of Dixie, State
of Florida. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at
the Dixie County Courthouse on
FEBRUARY 26, 2008 at 11:00
A.M.

January 11, 2008

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

EXHIBIT A

Description of Property:
Parcel No. 24-10-09-0000-
0149-1702

24 10 09COM SW CR OF
N1/2 OF SW1/4 RN N 50 FT E
250 FT FOR POB CON1lT E 100
FT N 350 FT W 100 FT S 350
FT TO POB OR BK 95 PG 181
& ORB 166 P 740 (DC) ORB
167 P 129 & OR BK 168 PG
764 1972-MH (OFF WATER)
ORB 232 P 178 PRB 245 P 396

Subject to the restrictions of'
record. ".
3,4,5,6


=OR TAX DEED

J.M. MCKINNEY JR, TRUSTEE
PO BOX 790
CROSS CITY, FL 32680

rhe holder of the following cer-
ificate has filed said certificate
for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number
and year of issuance,,the de-
scription of the property and the
names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows

Certificate No: 666
MAY 27, 2004

Description of Property:
SEE EXHIBIT "A"

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

ROBERT AND FRANCE
WHEELER, 22 AIRE CT #22,
OLDSMAR, FL 34677-2514

WARNING: Said property be-
ing in the County of Dixie, State
of Florida. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at
the Dixie County Courthouse on
FEBRUARY 26, 2008 at 11:00
A.M.

January 11, 2008

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-
4424-0000-0170

3.01 ACRES 25 9 13 LOT 17
MCCRABB CROSSING S/D
ORB 219 P 264

Subject to the restrictions of
record.

3,4,5,6
NOTICE OF APPLICATION"
FOR TAX DEED

JM: MbKiNNEY JR, TRUSTEE
PO BOX 790
DROSS CITY, FL 32680

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

Certificate No: 844
MAY 27, 2004
Description of Property:
SEE EXHIBIT "A"
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED
TIM PEARCE AND FELICIA
GLOVER, 11230 SE COUNTY
ROAD. 245, LULU, FL 32061

WARNING: Said property be-
ing in the County of Dixie, State
of Florida. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at
the Dixie County Courthouse on
FEBRUARY 26, 2008 at 11:00
A.M.
January 4, 2008
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of
Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
Candace L. Corbin, Deputy
Clerk

EXHIBIT A
Description of Property:
Parcel No. 30-13-12-0000-
3620-0002/30-13-12-3500-
OO0B-0050
30 10 12 LOT 5 & A PORTION
OF LOTS 6 & 7 BLK BBIG
BRADFORD S/D DESC AS
FOLLOWS; BG NW CR NE VA
OF SEC 30 RN W 549 FT RN
S481 FTTOSWCRLOT8
BLK E DEMORY HILL S/D RN
W 23 FT RN S 104.75 FT TO A
POINT RN S 35D E 688.41 FT
RNS 26D E 144.31 FTTO A
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FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S DESK
It has been an honor and privilege for me to serve as your
Superintendent of Schools for the past 11 years, After
much thought and prayer, I have decided not to seek an-
other term in office.
Working in education to meet the needs of our young peo-
ple has been my life long pursuit. I have been so blessed
to have had the opportunity to share my life with so many
young people over the past 40 years. I have worked with
school personnel in many different districts and have al-
ways found that they are the greatest group of people to
work with and they really have a heart for children.
The Dixie School District has made so much progress in
the past 11 years. Our facilities, curriculum, technology
and instruction have continued to improve. One of our
goals this year is to become an "'A school district, as grad-
ed by the state. Last year we were graded a "B" school
district, falling just short of being designated an "A'W'
school district. So much credit goes to our great school
staff for the progress we made.
I have eleven months left in my term and will work tire-
lessly to see that the students and school system continue
to improve. I have a real stake in seeing the system im-
prove, being that my five grandchildren will take advan-
tage of opportunities within the system.
Most important, I want to thank my Lord and Savior Je-
sus Christ for allowing me the opportunity to serve our
young people and the community. I thank himfor answer-
ing my prayers and keeping our young people safe aind
giving us a sense of love and compassion for one another.
I will continue to pray for our young people and our
schools.
It is an honor for me to be your public servant.
Dennis W. Bennett, Superintendent
Dixie District Schools

DIXIE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY PET OF THE WEEK
Jake is a one-year old, male Labrador Retriever. He is
a real lovable and friendly boy. Jake has a lot of youthful
energy and loves to play. He would do well with a family
with kids and is good with other dogs.
Jake is pictured
with Janet Zicht, a six-
teen-year old, 11th grad-
"'. .,ji er at Freedom High
School in Tampa.
T#: It is important to
a iput a tag on your dog
for identification in
case he or she gets lost.
Dogs can wander off
and get miles from
home, especially in our
area where there is so
Much country and so
Such wooded area.
The best tags are those
that include your personal information such as your
name, phone number and address. The other option is the
tag the veterinarian gives you when you take your dog in
for its' rabies shot. This tag has the name of your veteri-
narian clinic on it with their phone number and a num-
ber that identifies your dog at that veterinarian's office.
This tag would also provide the information needed to get
your precious pet back to you.
Never leave a choke or training collar on your dog
when the collar is not being used for training. These col-
lars could get caught on something with terrible conse-
quences. A buckle collar is the only kind that should be
left on a dog.
We will be returning to the CITGO gas station in Old
Town this coming Saturday for our pet adoptions from
12:30 to,4:00 p.m.
Dixie County Humane Society, Po Box 192, Old Town,
FL 32680 Pamela Swanson 542-1081


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Thursday January 17, 2008


DIXIE YOUTH SOCCER
UPDATE


Players, parents, coaches, and fans, Dixie Youth Soccer
will slip its Opening Ceremony Day until Saturday, Feb-
ruary 2, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. The fields are still under con-
struction and there was an unexpected delay with uni-
forms. The season is planned to run through early
March, with games near the end of the season likely to be
played at the old "Hudson Ball Field." Schedules will re-
Elect game locations. There is also a plan to play a sum-
mer session, keeping the same teams (for the coaches and
players that want to participate no new fees). However,
DYS will add new players for the summer session. The
season will be complete as to not conflict with
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH? baseball/teeball/softball. All
players should receive a call
from their coach this week,
mediately DYS apologizes for
i the delay and GREATLY AP-
PRECIATES your support!


Monday: No School

Tuesday: Roast Turkey
w/Rice & Gravy, WW Roll
or Burrito w/Salsa,
Green Beans, Chilled'
Fruit

Wednesday: Chicken
Filet on Bun or Deli
Turkey on Bun, Sand-
wich Trimmings, Oven
Fries, Fruit Juice

Thursday: Lunch: Maca-
roni & Cheese w/Ham
Casserole or Corndog,
Steamed Cabbage, Corn-
bread, Chilled Fruit

Friday: Pizza or Manag-
er's Choice, Fresh Gar-
den Salad w/L.F Ranch
Dressing or Hot Veggie,
Fruit Juice


MLK Parade
Jan 21, 2008
1:00 PM Starting at
Dixie County
School Main Build-
ing Parking Lot
Proceeding to Dixie
County
Court-
house
Porch


HELP KEEP BLOOD SHELVES
STOCKED AT STEINHATCHEE
DRIVE

Steinhatchee, Fla. During the busy
holiday season, the number of blood
donations usually drops, and this
past December was no exception.
With an average of 43,000 pints of
blood used every day in the U.S. and
Canada alone, it'takes a monumental
effort to keep blood on the shelves, !
and a decrease in donations can mean
a higher risk of blood shortage for
patients in local hospitals.

LifeSouth invites you to help ensure
an adequate blood supply for local
hospitals when they team ,up with the
community of Steinhatchee to host a


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TUESDAY, January 29, 2008

at the karate school behind the courthouse, next to
the park

MAIN FEATURES:
BOARD BREAKS, SPARRING, MUSICAL FORMS
(Adults and children) and
MUCH MUCH MORE


Everyone is welcome. Bring
your children for a FREE ex-
citing, fun-filled evening of
Martial Arts eventsT


blood drive on Friday, January 25.
Look for. the bloodmobile in the park-
ing lot of Mason's Market between
the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 pm.
All who donate will receive a recogni-
tion item and a complimentary cho-
lesterol screening. Donors must be at
least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds
or more, and have photo I.D. For
more information about becoming a
.donor or about blood drives in your
area, call LifeSouth at (888) 795-2707
or visit www.lifesouth.org.
LifeSouth is the sole blood supplier for 39 med-
ical facilities in 17 counties in North Central
Florida including Shands at UFl the VA Medical
Center, and North Florida Regional Medical
Center LifeSouth is a nonprofit, volunteer blood
center supplying 128 medical centers in Florida,
Alabama and Georgia.


DIXIE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT



SERVING YOUAT FVE LOCATIONS


CROSS CITY/HIGHWAY 19
OLD TOWNELEMENTARY SCHOOL ""
RUTH RAINS MIDDLE SCHOOL
ANDERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
DIXIE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

Acute & Chronic Disease Care Minor Surgical Procedures
Laceration Repair Employment Physicals
Well Child & Newborn Care Family Planning l OB Care
School & Sports Physicals School Health Services
Treatment for Asthma Preventative Health Care
WIC Coupons Dental Services
Laboratory & X-Ray HIV Anonymous & Confidential Testing
S hild and Adult Immunizatons '
Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation & Treatment
Kiddy Comer Play Area for Children
FREE PREGNANCY TESTS
Board Certified Pediatrician To Care For Your Children
Board Certified Family Medicine Practitioner to Care For Adults
Medical Providers To See Your Children At School
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Jan 17 RRMS at Ft. White 5:00/6:30
DCHS girls vs. Ft White :30/7:00
DCHS at PK Yongue 6:00/7:00
Jan 18 REPORT CARDS OUT
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
Jan 30 Early Release Day
Blood Mobile at DCHS


GIRL'S FAST PITCH SOFTBALL TRYOUTS
idPThe Gainesville Warrior Girls Fast Pitch Soft-
ball Organization will be holding tryouts for the
10OU team spring 2008 season. Tryouts will
be held on Sunday, January 27th from 2:00
PM to 4:00 PM at the Gainesville
Northwest Boys and Girls Club,
2700 NW 51st Street. A second tryout will.
S be held on Sunday, February 3rd from 2:00
PM to 4:00 PM at the Edwards Road Fields
in Starke. If you would like additional
S' information, please call Coach Phil
Riley at (352) 215-1884, email pjri-
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Celebrating Community


MAGGIE


GODBOLT


Ms. Maggie Godbolt came to Dixie County in 1962. At that
time Dixie County was not an Integrated community She
says that she used to work at Cross City Veneer, and also took
jobs at restaurants, and sometimes worked as a housekeeper.
She now works with the Miracle Delivery Center in Cross
City
Ms. Godbolt is very interested in keeping the community
safe; and goes out of her way to keep our youth in line.
"ILdon't like to see a lot Of fighting and such. I would like to
see our young people do better with their lives."
If Ms. Godbolt happens to observe children misbehaving
around her neighborhood she is likely to set them straight,
and let their parents know what was going on.
When asked about Martin Luther King, Ms. Godbolt replied,
"He is very important to me and everyone else. He helped,
everyone to be free, and opened many doors. I grieved when
he passed. I think he is very worthy of being recognised."
"I saw him on television while he was alive. I have a book
about him that I read and encourage my children to do the
same. All of my love goes out to his family and his support-
ers. I remember him marching in the streets and fighting for
our rights."
Ms. Godbolt says that she and many others have drawn
great inspiration and encouragement from him.
She feels that the youth in our community tend to get into
trouble because there aren't enough positive activities to
occupy them. She feels that if there were more opportunities
for employment, it might help to prevent young people from
turning to crime.
She noted that, in the past few years, we have had a home-
coming queen, and a king as well, who have been African-
Americans. She views this as a sign of progress here in Dixie
County.
"Martin Luther King had a dream. He dreamed of all of us
living together as a community."


MABEL


YARRELL
When Ms. Mabel Yarrell got wind that we were conducting
interviews for Marting Luther King day, she marched right
down to our offices and made herself comfortable. She had
much to say.
...One day we will answer to a higher
authority than Martin Luther King
ever could have been, God himself...
~Mabel Yarrell
"To improve on this community you have to do away with
the good-old-boy way You have to open up your eyes and your
heart. My only sin in this county is my skin, my skin is my
sin. You know why? I'm black. That is the wall that Martin
Luther King was breaking down."
"You, being a white man would not look at me because of the
color of my skin. Instead, look at me because of the job I can
do for you. Look at my character, look at me as being a
woman, a strong black woman who can accomplish my mis-
sion. I can set goals, and they can be accomplished."
"I will allow nothing to bring me down. No jail, no prison;
my goal is to stay as far away from those places as I can. One
day we will answer to a higher authority than Martin Luther
King ever could have been, God himself."
"There is more than prison, there is more than jail. Other
than the mills, that is all our black people qualify for here.
There are no black teachers teaching black history That is
what Martin Luther King made, he made history"
"Martin Luther King fought so that youi could come to my
house, or I can go to your house and not worry that those
white mantles will be out there burning crosses."
"What happened in history is done. There is nothing we can
do about the past. What is important is where we go from
here. When I see the rebel flag displayed it doesn't make me
mad, it is something that did happen, that's part of their his-
tory."
"What does make me mad it that they are taking Jesus out of
everything, what is the world coming to? I know the Bible has
to be fulfilled. I didn't know I was going to live long enough to
see this part of it. That is all we were raised on, church,
school, and home."
Ms. Yarrell had more to say than we had room to publish to-
day. She did promise that we hadn't heard the last of her. We
are certainly looking forward.to hearing from her in the near
future.


ELAINE


ORTIZ-HARDEN


Elaine Ortiz-Harden is the owner of the Cross City Devils
semi-pro football team..She provides the people of our com-
munity with the opportunity to fulfill their dreams of play-
ing football. She and her team also give folks something to
watch while our high school teams are not competing.
She, and her team, intend to have a float in the Martin
Luther King day parade in Cross City.
"Integration is important to our community and our na-
tion," says Elaine, "The Cross City Devils strive to uphold
these values."
With their regular season starting with a home game on Feb-
ruary 2nd, Elaine and the team are still holding their can dri-
ve. The foodstuffs are for Wind of the Spirit Outreach Min-
istries' food pantry If your church would like to participate,
you may contact Elaine at 498-2691, or at
crosscitydevils@aol.com.
Elaine would like to thank the Dixie County High'School for
allowing her to hold their home games there. She also thanks
the Board of County Commissioners for allowing them to use
Hudson Field for practise, and for their speedy repair of a
fence that was broken.
A special thanks goes out to everyone who has come out to
watch them play and shown their support.
Sponsorships are still available.

MLK Parade
Jan 21, 2008
1:00 PM Starting at
SDixie County School Main
Building Parking Lot Pro-
ceeding to Dixie County
Courthouse Porch
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WASTE PRO COLLECTION
SCHEDULE FOR CROSS
CITY


AREA 1; AREA 3:
7:00 AM to 9:00 AM 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
AREA 2: AREA 4:
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Route times are approximations and are subject to change due
to unforseeable circumstances.
LIVESTOCK, CROP DISASTER PROGRAM 2007
ELIGIBILITY DATE EXTENDED

Change includes livestock losses prior to Dec. 31, losses
on crops planted for entire 2007 crop year

GAINESVILLE, Jan. 11, 2007, The eligibility date for
2007 livestock and crop year losses has been extended
for farmers who suffered recent livestock and/or crop
losses caused by natural disasters, announced Kevin L.
Kelley, State Executive Director for the USDA Farm
Service Agency (FSA).

On Dec:. 26, 2997, President George W. Bush signed the
Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related
Programs Appropriations Act, 2008 (2008 Act). The 2008
Act amended the previous Feb. 28, 2007, date and now
allows for crops planted prior to Dec. 31, 2007, for the
2007 crop year, to be included for loss purposes under
CDP. Similarly, under LIP and LCP, the 2008 Act ex-
tends the date livestock and livestock feed losses could
have occurred in a primary or contiguous counted
named in a Secretarial or Presidential disaster declara-
tion to Dec. 31, 2007.

"This date change does not make 2008 crops planted in
2007 eligible for CDP, however it does benefit farmers
in that it extends the eligibility date for crops planted
in 2007 that were meant for the same crop year, and it
adds 10 months to the amount of eligible time livestock
losses can be considered for the new programs," said
Kelley
Producers should visit their local USDA Farm Service
Agency office to apply for benefits under these new dis-
aster assistance programs, added Kelley

Sign-up for the Livestock Compensation Program
(LCP) and Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) began
Sept. 10, 2007. Sign-up for the Crop Disaster Program
(CDP) began Oct. 15, 2007, and applies to farmers who
suffered quantity losses to their crops. Ending dates
for the sign-up period will be announced at a future
date
LCP now compensates livestock producers for feed
losses occurring between Jan. 1, 2005, and Dec. 31, 2007,
due to a natural disaster. This can include producers
who suffered losses resulting from blizzards that began
in 2006 and continued into December 2007. Livestock
producers may elect to receive compensation for calen-
dar year 2007 grazing season losses caused by a wild-
fire natural disaster occurring during the applicable
period as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture.
Producers in primary counties declared secretarial dis-
aster areas or certain counties declared presidential
disaster areas between Jan. 1, 2005, and Dec. 31, 2007,
are eligible as are producers located in counties con-
tiguous to those counties.

Also, producers in a primary (or contiguous) county
that received an Administrator's Physical Loss Notice
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Tax Aide serves taxpayers of all ages with special em-
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are posted at our library sites.

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NAP APPLICATION CLOSING
DATE SET FOR JANUARY 31

Producers May Apply for Spring, Fall Annually Planted
Crops

GAINESVILLE -Jan. 11, 2008 Producers in need of insur-
ance coverage for Spring and Fall annually planted crops un-
der the Noninsured Crop Assistance Program (NAP) have
until Jan. 31 to apply for certain crops for which the cata-
strophic level of insurance is not regularly available, said
Kevin L. Kelley, State Executive Director for the USDA Farm
Service Agency (FSA).

"Crop insurance is an important risk management tool for
farmers, but it's not available for all crops. That's why NAP is
so important," said Kelley.

NAP is a federally funded program that provides financial
assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low
yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occurs be-
ause of natural disasters.
"Producers must apply for coverage before disaster strikes,"
said Kelley "Like regular crop insurance, once an application
period closes, the opportunity to obtain coverage is gone."
NAP applications for coverage of eligible crops must be filed,
and service fees paid, by Jan. 31, 2008, the application closing
date. Producers should contact their local FSA Office for spe-
cific crop application sales closing dates.
NAP coverage requires a service fee of $100 per crop, per pro-
ducer with a $300 cap per county Out-of-pocket expenses will
not exceed $900 for any producer, even if production occurs
in more than three counties. Service fees may be waived for
eligible limited resource producers.

Crops eligible for NAP coverage are those for which crop in-
surance is not available, and include fruits and vegetables,
aquaculture, pecans, turfgrass and forage crops. Application
closing dates vary by crop, and producers should contact
their local Farm Service Agency county office for details.
More information on NAP and additional disaster assistance
programs is available online at: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/


President Bush may also be eligible. Producers with a
loss in more than one of the 2005, 2006 or 2007 calendar
years must choose only one year for which they want
to apply for benefits.

LIP now compensates livestock producers for livestock
losses between Jan. 1, 2005, and Dec. 31, 2007, that re-
sulted from natural disasters. Producers in primary
counties declared secretarial disaster areas or certain
counties declared presidential disaster areas between
Jan.l, 2005, and Dec. 31, 2007, are eligible as are produc-
ers located in counties contiguous to those counties.

Also, producers in a primary (or contiguous) county
that received an Administrator's Physical Loss Notice
directly associated with a disaster declaration made by
President Bush may also be eligible.
Producers incurring eligible livestock losses in more
than one of the 2005, 2006 or 2007 calendar years must
choose only one year for which they want to apply for
benefits.

CDP now provides benefits to farmers who suffered
quantity and quality losses to 2005, 2006, or 2007 crops
from natural disasters if the crop was planted before
Dec. 31, 2007, or, in the case of prevented plantings, for
crops that would have been planted before Dec. 31,
2007. Producers who incurred qualifying losses in 2005,
2006 or 2007 must choose only one year to apply for
benefits. Producers may apply for benefits for losses to
multiple commodities as long as the losses occurred in
the same crop year. Only producers who obtained crop
insurance coverage or coverage under the Noninsured
Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) for the year
of loss will be eligible for CDP benefits. Producers
must have suffered quantity losses in excess of 35 per-
cent to be eligible for CDP.

More information about LCP, LIP and CDP is available
at local Farm Service Agency offices throughout the
state 'and online at http://www.fsa.usda.gov; under
"Disaster Assistance Programs."


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Traffic Information During
Wildfire Season

Florida residents using system to find latest highway traf-
fic conditions, road closures

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., JAN.10, 2008 Florida residents
and visitors who need the latest information about the ef-
fects of wildfires on travel conditions statewide can call
the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) free
511 travel information service. The 511 service is available
from cell phones and landlines statewide and provides
real-time traffic conditions and road closures on all inter-
state highways in Florida and Florida's Turnpike.

The Florida Division of Forestry reported Jan. 4 that
drought conditions are expected to worsen over the spring
months, indicating a high potential for another active
wildfire season.

This week's closure of Interstate 4 in Polk County due to
accidents involving fog and smoke is a serious reminder
of the hazardous conditions that can result when wild-
fires occur, Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Jorge
Delahoz said.
"Wildfires can come up suddenly, and motorists may not
be aware when their area is affected," Delahoz said. "By
calling 511, they will learn of any trouble areas on their
route, and can alter their plans if necessary."

When in low-visibility conditions, drivers should slow
down, keep lights on low beam, and shouldn't use flashing
lights unless pulling off the road. Another key, he said, is
to minimize distractions.

"If you've got your radio on, turn it off. Stay off the cell
phone. You need to pay attention to what's going on," De-
lahoz said.
The 1-4 closure, indicates Florida residents are turning to
511 when unforeseen situations arise. The Central Florida
511, system logged 7,813 calls on Jan. 9, more than three
times the 2,425 calls on the same date last year. The
Statewide 511 system experienced a 40 percent increase in
calls the, same day.

In addition to the free 511 phone service, Florida resi-
dents can access real-time traffic information, traffic
cameras, lane closures and emergency alerts on the Web
at www.FL511.com. Regional'information is available at
www.jax511.com, www.511tampabay.com, www.southwest-
florida511.com and www.southflorida511.com.

511 Tips : G ( 01 l
Speak as clearly as possible and minimize any
background noise, including radios and open windows.
Say, "other parts of the state" to transfer to Flori-
da's regional 511 services.

Say, "help" for instructions.

Say, "next," "previous," "stop" or "repeat" to navi-
gate through the phone menus more quickly.
Say, "main menu" at any time to start over.


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In Closing



LOST DOG

Missing from Purvis
landing area since
Sunday, January 7th.
His name is Haze.
He's blind in the left
eye; all four paws are
white.

Friendly, family ,dog.
Please call Anthony at
352-493-0878 or 352-
361-2134 or Angela at
352-578-0563. Last
seen with a green col-
lar.


Please call, a little
girl misses her doggie.



GOVERNOR CRIST ATTENDS
DROUGHT AND WILDFIRE SUMMIT

TALLAHASSEE Governor Charlie Crist today joined Florida's
State Emergency Response Team members and water management
and state fire.officials to conduct the 2008
Drought and Wildfire Summit at, the State
Emergency Operations Center. The first-
ever summit brought together local, state
and federal officials to gain a better under-
standing of the current conditions and
threats facing Florida and the Southeast.
"We welcome our neighboring states and
federal partners who have come together
with our team to address very serious is-
sues and to seek solutions that will not
only help Floridians, but that will also ben-
efit communities across our region and
country, said Governor Crist. "As we've
seen time and time again, disasters such as
droughts and wildfires know no borders, so
I applaud the efforts today by these respon-
ders and emergency officials to make a dif-
ference before the next event occurs."
Over 100 officials attended the one-day
meeting convened at the request of Gover-
nor Crist to receive updates on the ongoing
drought conditions, water supplies, and
wildfire threats from top experts. The
group then attended various breakout ses-
siistodiscguss bicommonissuetis suchafire-resources, economic
impact, public education and information, federal declarations,
and water conservation.
The primary objective of the summit was to give the Florida's first
responders an opportunity to engage in policy and operational-lev-
el discussions with federal and regional colleagues. These discus-
sions will work to coordinate and craft a response plan to meet im-
mediate and long-term issues and identify solutions with partner
agencies.
"Florida's strength has always been in harnessing individual tal-
ents in a team-concept, then applying the combined resources to


respond to the issue at
hand," State Emergency
Response Team Chief
David Halstead said. "I
am confident that through our unified planning efforts today, we
will be able to develop a solid game plan to guide us through this
crisis."
Representatives from the National Weather
Service, Federal Emergency Management
Agency U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
Centers for Disease Control, as well as
emergency management officials from Al-
abama, Georgia, and Tennessee also partici-
pated in the event. State Emergency Man-
agement Director Craig Fugate noted the
importance of the day's gathering and the
responsibility for individual preparedness
and'conservation by all Floridians.
'"We've come together today as members of
the State Team and our partners to better
understand and plan for the needs of our
residents during this time of drought, but it
is equally important that all Floridians play
a vital role by conserving our water supply
every day, "said Fugate.

TIPS FOR ALL FLORIDIANS DURING
DROUGHT/ WILDFIRE SEASON:
0 Adhere to local water restrictions.
0 If you must, water lawns in the morn-
ing to avoid evaporation,-and adjust sprinklers to avoid watering
the sidewalk.
0 Take shorter showers.
0 Check sinks and pipes for leaks and repair them.
0 Take steps to reduce your home's vulnerability to wildfires
by visiting www.firewise.org.
0 For a complete list of ways to be water smart, visit
www.dep.state.fl.us/drought/tips.htm.
For more information regarding family preparedness plans and
the State Emergency Response Team go to:
www.FloridaDisaster.org or www.myflorida.com.


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