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LOCAL
STUDENTS
GET
PRESIDENTIAL
ATTENTION

Congratulations to
Everett Jack Que-
senberry who
made the Lake
City Community-
College Presi-
dent's List, and to
Kaycee Lane
Bush, Colby Ryan
Driggers, Jillian J
Gee, Jacob Warren
Land, and Daniel
Blaine Locke, who
all made the Vice-
President's List.
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By DT
William Davis, of Cross City, was disturbed a little af-
ter midnight, on Friday February 1st, by noises outside
* his home. He was still recovering from a bout of the
latest epidemic of whatever is going round at the mo-
ment, but with the recent home invasions, at the
Dubois and Gooding residences, was aware that his
> wife Jackie and daughter Kaitlin might be in danger,
S so immediately headed off to investigate. The regular
.r night-time street roaming teenagers, who were either
trying to kick a window in or throwing rocks at it, ran
S off when they heard William emerge from inside the
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INDEX
2............Viewpoints
3...Law Enforcement
4..Announcements
5..Announcements
6..Spotlight on Dixie
7..Spotlight on Dixie
8.Pathways to Faith
9....Entertainment
10........Real Estate
11... ......Classifieds
12...........TV Guide
13...............Legal
14................School
15................Home
16......Family Fun
17.................FY.I.
18........In Closing


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"I was not about to let anyone point a gun at my fami-
ly.", said William, "I would not hesitate to shoot first
and ask questions later."
"I headed towards the noise while my wife called 911".
It took police 20 minutes to arrive on scene, with the
police station 200 yards away.
"We do not have a 24/7 police force in Cross City" Po-
lice Chief Wesley Jones said at a recent city council
meeting.
William added "Something needs to be done about
these kids before someone gets killed."


By David Ryman
The Town Council of Cross City
heard from Assistant Fire Chief,
Darian Brown, on Monday night,
who reported on the future of the
Brush truck. As reported at the
last meeting and that of the
Board of Commissioners, the
pump truck is being returned to
the Fire Dept., who will be as-
sessing its condition and effect-
ing any necessary repairs so that
it can continue to serve the citi-
zens of the county. Dixie county
might not recycle household
trash but they do recycle vehi-
cles.
New full time County employee,
Chris King, will split his time be-
tween EMS and County wide Fire
duties including checks on fire
fighting equipment and the 200


INVASION
avid Ryman
During several meetings of the City Council over the
e passed year, citizens of the city have brought the Coun-
cils attention to this growing problem. But as yet no so-
lution has been found. Greg Beauchamp, the city attor-
ney, has pointed out to the Council that imposing a cur-
few would require a very good reason, and Chief Jones
added that without a full-time police force it would be
difficult to enforce, although the County Sheriffs de-
partment could assist if necessary William's wife,
S Jackie, who lived in New York, said "we had a curfew
there and fined any youngster caught out after 9PM,
why can't they do that here?".
We cannot blame the kids. It is our responsibility, as a
society, to nurture and protect them until they are old
enough to take responsibility for their own actions.
Some "parents" of many of these night owling young-
sters, don't seem to give a hoot. We close the city parks
at dusk because we are afraid the kids will congregate
there. Make it like a big playpen, which is really what
it is anyway, where the city police and county sheriff
can keep an eye on them.
If you have an opinion or solution please feel free to at-
tend the next City Council meeting and let your voice
be heard. Y'all elected them, tell them what you want
them to do.


hydrants within the county.
After several attempts to repair
the leaking roof on the fire sta-
tion, the problem continues.
More work is expected in the
near future.
Cross City resident, Cory Lev-
erett apologized for operating a
business on a property zoned oth-
erwise; He agreed to relocate, the
Auto Accessory business or make
it completely mobile, by the end
of March 2008. Corey said they
have looked around Cross City
for suitable premises but have
found nothing. Old Town on the
other hand does have some op-
tions.
The City Clerk asked the Council
to approve the write-off of nearly
$850 of bad debt due to customers


not paying for their water. It was
made clear, after Councilor Daw-
son expressed concern over lost
revenue, that this is only a "pa-
per" transaction and defaulting
customers will have to clear their
previous debts before reconnec-
tion to the supply Consideration
is being given to increasing the
deposit required by new appli-
cants to $150 or $200.
Mike Cassidy, the city Manager,
reported that the 2 Pepsi trailers
have now been moved and are no
longer an eyesore or danger to
traffic. Councilor Gooding sug-
gested that "Truckload" sale trail-
ers should be allowed within city
limits only if they are parked be-
hind the business premises. One
would hope that if an ordinance


GOVERNOR CRISTS-.
ANNOUNCES
'08-'09 BUDGET
RECOMMENDATIONS
FOR DEPARTMENT OF
CORRECTIONS
TALLAHASSEE De-
partment of Corrections
Secretary James McDo-
nough today praised Gov-
ernor Charlie Crist's bud-
get recommendations for
Fiscal Year 2008-09. The
Governor's proposals in-
clude $2.8 billion for the
Department of Correc-
tions.
"I'm pleased that the Gov-
ernor has recommended
fully funding the Depart-
ment of Corrections' sub-
stance abuse treatment
programs, which will ulti-
mately save millions by
reducing recidivism by
probationers and inmates
alike," said Department of
Corrections ,Secretary
James R. McDonough.
"Currently, 65 percent of
all inmates and 57 percent
of those on supervision
have a significant sub-
stance abuse problem and
are in need of treatment.
This increased funding
will aid in our fight to re-
duce recidivism through
treatment and education."
The recommendations
represent a major initia-
tive to reduce offender
recommitment rates, sav-
ing taxpayers $306 million
in prison construction
costs next fiscal year. The
goal is to encourage sub-
stance abuse treatment to
prevent future infractions
and a return to prison,
thereby reducing the need
for additional prison beds.
The Crist/Kottkamp bud-
get promotes the Depart-
ment's mission to "protect
the public safety, to ensure
the safety of Department
personnel, and to provide
proper care and supervi-
sion of all offenders under
our jurisdiction while as-
sisting, as appropriate,
their reentry into society"
Highlights of the $2.8 bil-
lion in recommendations
for Corrections include
the following:


$404.2 million to add
and operate new prison
beds...Continued on
page 3

is enacted then it will only apply
to State and County roads other-
wise the annual tool sale at the
Women's club could be affected.
Suggested city-wide park opera-
tion times are 7:30am till 9pm in
the summer and 7:30am till 6pm
during the winter. The new park
is expected to open May/June
2008.
Councilor Locklear inquired
about procedures involved in
condemning buildings. Mr. Cas-
sidy said that the city "... needs to
deal with the list of code enforce-
ment issues that are currently on
the table following last year's
clean up ordinance, before tack-
ling anything else". Much
progress has been made but there
is still a...Continued on page 3


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Why did

these guys

drop out?
By the time you read this, there may have been
still more early retirements from the ranks of presi-
dential candidates, but for the moment let us consider
the top two who dropped out after the Florida primary.
Democrat John Edwards and Republican Rudy
Giuliani both decided to call it quits after finishing a
bad third in the Sunshine State. Six months ago, Rudy
was being touted as the GOP's top man, and of course
John Edwards was the vice-presidential nominee on
John Kerry's unsuccessful bid for the presidency in
2004. Sounds like a couple of top contenders for their
respective parties' nominations; but then, you never
can tell.
It could be argued that Giuliani lost out because
he wasn't as good-looking as Mitt Romney, or that he
was a guy from New York, which doesn't play all that
well beyond the Northeast. Of course, that's true of
Hillary, too; however Rudy isn't from Arkansas and
hasn't had eight years experience as co-president.
As for Edwards, he can claim to have out-done
Bill Clinton in the haircut department. Bill made head-
lines getting a $200 haircut while he was president, but
John Edwards paid twice that much for his haircut and
got it done without tying up traffic at a major airport.
All of which has very little to do with why ei-
ther man dropped out of contention for his party's
presidential nomination. Perhaps they both decided
that they'd look a.bit foolish if they stuck around a
whole lot longer.
That, however, is'not how politicians ordinarily
think. Dropping out of a contest is not just a face-sav-
ing caper, at least not when you're running third nine
months before the general election. Even in a defeat of
this sort there is something to be won.
Think endorsements. Rudy has already en-
dorsed McCain, who could win without him in most
places, but how about New York? Who else has enough
clout there to offset whatever advantage Hillary might
have?
As I am compiling this dissertation, Edwards
has yet to endorse anyone, though his leanings seem to
have been toward Obama, but that could work to the
advantage of both of the party's top two contenders.
Hillary and Barack have toned down their confronta-
tional rhetoric, and if the Democrats are smart it will
be Hillary as the top name on their ticket and Obama
in the VP slot, with Edwards a shoo-in for attorney gen-
eral. That would be one tough ticket for the Republi-
cans to beat, and it just might happen. Considering the
age and experience factor, Hillary could occupy the top
spot until 2016, by which time she'd be old enough to
get out of politics and help Bill write his memoirs,
whereas Barack Obama would still be a spry lad of 55
and could carry his party's mantle for another eight
years.
As I said, the confrontational exchanges be-
tween Hillary and Obama seem to have softened here of
late. Nothing has to become official until next summer,
so they can take their time; sort of like the old movies,
where the leading lady slaps the leading man's face ear-
ly in their acquaintance, he says, "Thanks, I needed
that," then they gradually fall in love.
In any event, I'm not going to make any actual
predictions, and I probably shouldn't. If you have any
doubts, consider the fact that I bet on the New England
Patriots in the Super Bowl:


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Dear Editor:


"Way down upon the Suwannee River-
Far, far away,
There's where my heart is turning ever,
That's where the old folks stay
All up and down the whole creation,
Sadly I roam
Still longing for the old plantation and for the old folks
at home.
All the world is sad and dreary,
Everywhere I roam-
Oh, brothers, how my heart grows weary-
Far from the old folks at home."
Stephen Foster wrote this song many years ago. It tells
about someonewho is homesick and is dreaming of
home.
The Suwannee River is world renowned; it is one of
the most pristine rivers in the United States- spring
fed, clear, and beautiful. The word "Suwannee" is a
Creek Seminole meaning "echo". One can hear an echo
for miles when on the river. We also know that the Indi-
ans were the first to inhabit Florida. The names of oth-
er Florida rivers are derivatives from the Creek Semi-
noles.
You can bet that the state of Kentucky won't change
"My Old Kentucky Home" for a few individuals. If Gov-
ernor Christ knew Florida history he would know that
Stephen Foster's name is immortalized in our great
state.
I resent having to change what has been the state song
as long as I can remember. This is an issue that should
be voted on by the people of Florida.
Sincerely,
Mary Squilla Taylor


Beta Club is planning to purchase
T-shirts $15.00 each, due next meeting.

The next Beta meeting & Valentine party
is Thursday, February 7.

Every Beta member needs to bring in $2.00 by
or before February 7, not after.

Beta Club is planning to have a car wash &
bake sale for Cystic Fibrosis and the Cancer
Society $5.00 per car,
probably in April.


ANTsy

to sell those

old items you

have just

lying around

the house?


Sell Them In

The Classffieds


352-498-3312


THANK YOU
The Morrow family would like to say thank you to our
family & friends, and to everyone else who participated
in the fund raiser on January 26th. We want to tank
Barnett Realty for taking the time out and having it at
their place.
Thank you all for the great gifts that were donated and
all the food that was donated from Mason's Market, and
Foodland.
Thank you all,
Donnie Morrow & Family

CEMETERY CENTENNIAL
1911 2011


Almosneundred years ago the Cross City Ceme-
tery was founded by Clara Chaires. I wish to commem-
orate this with a brick ornament at the entrance. I am
seeking the help and goodwill of anyone willing to
assist.
Contact City Manager, Mike Cassidy, or myself.


Gladys Rollinson


FOUND KEYS

We have recovered a set of keys found in
front of Gooding's Funeral Home.
The keys are on a green d-ring with an
advertisement for a company in
Big Rock, Illinois.
Contact The Dixie CountyAdvocate at
(352)-498-3312
or come by our offices to claim them.


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Thursday February 7, 2008


ONE KILLED, 3 INJURED
IN HEAD-ON COLLISION
Sherry Elaine Ezzel, of Old Town, was killed in an ac-
cident on February 3, 2008 when an '04 Dodge Durango
driven by Ronald Robert Bischoff struck her '89 Buick
Century near the intersection of US-19 and NW 165th
Street in Fanning.
Sherry Ezzel was driving southward on US-19 when
the truck, driven by Bischoff entered the median, struck
a traffic sign, and entered her lane of travel. The vehi-
cles collided head-on, causing them both to spin. Ms,
Ezzel's car came to rest on the shoulder of the road,
and Mr. Bischoff's vehicle stopped in the righthand
lane of US-19 South.
Two children were passengers in Ms. Ezzel's car, both
were secured properly in the vehicle. Neither Mr.
Bischoff, nor Ms. Ezzel were wearing their saftey belts
at the time of collision. Both children as well as Mr.
Bischoff were taken to Shands Hospital for serious in-
juries. Sherry Elaine Ezzel was pronounced dead at the
scene.
Charges are pending further investigation.
FIRE TRUCKS, BAD DEBTS,
AND ADULT STORES,
OH MY!
Continued from Front Page...way to go. Councilor
Hardin recommended that pictures be taken of all the
offending properties in preparation for further legal ac-
tion. Police Chief, Wesley Jones volunteered the use of
police dept. assets for such purposes.
Councilor Harden expressed concern over the amount
of time taken to enact new ordinances. "We used to de-
cide on an ordinance at one meeting and pass it at the
next", now it can take years.
Finally adult book and sex toy stores are allowed with-
in the city limits as there are no ordinances enacted to
prevent them. Councilor Gooding suggested that the
time for action is now if we want to keep them out. It is
easier to stop them before they start than to remove
them later.
GOVERNOR CRIST ANNOUNCES
'08 -'09 BUDGET
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Continued from Front Page...The recommendation
includes funding to address projected increases in the
state's prison population, while ensuring that inmates
continue to serve a minimum of 85 percent of their
sentences. The prison population is expected to exceed
100,000 inmates by November 2008, according to the
Criminal Justice Estimating Conference.
$28.8 million to enhance substance abuse ser-
vices to reduce recidivism
This bold approach acknowledges the need for treat-
ment of inmates and probationers with substance
abuse problems, making them less likely to return to
prison.
$70 million to address the rapidly rising costs of
providing appropriate health care to inmates and unan-
ticipated inmate population growth.
WORLD WAR II VETERANS CLUB
All World War II veterans are invited to join us on
Thursday February 14th at 11:30 a.m. for lunch at the
Salt Creek Restaurant on Hwy 349 in Suwannee.
Since our January meeting we have lost two members.
Our sympathy to Alice Johnson, wife of "Pat", and to
Ann Erickson wife of Russell. Both.men served in the
United States Navy.
From February 22nd to February 25th the Key Stone
Airpark in Keystone Heights will host a vintage air-
craft show. World War II airships such as a B-25, B-17,
and a 24 will be on display and ready to board..
If you have any questions call Billie Cooper
(352)-493-9368 or Dot Halvorsen (352)-542-7697. Hope you
can come out on February 14th and join the
camaraderie.


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Our Most Important Policy Is Trust


FLORIDA'S POLICE
CHIEFS ENDORSE
ATTORNEY GENERAL'S
CYBERSAFETY
INITIATIVE
TALLAHASSEE, FL Attorney General Bill McCollum
today accepted the official endorsement of the Florida
Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) in support of his Cy-
berSafety Education initiative. Launched at the start of
this school year, the initiative is taking the Attorney
General's CyberSafety program into middle and high
schools statewide. The endorsement was announced
this morning at the FPCA's mid-winter training confer-
ence where the Attorney General was a featured speak-
er.
"The support of Florida's Police Chiefs will be instru- Linderman, Cy Josh
mental in this endeavor as we reach out to Florida's Manslaughter
communities and especially the school children," said
Attorney General Bill McCollum. "Our goal is to em- Weaver, Billy Wayne
power students to recognize, avoid and report instances DWLS
of predators attempting to exploit them over the inter- Washinton Anthon
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and examples to help students identify the ways they 1
could be victimized online. Students receive informa-
tion about internet dangers and the tactics used today
by online predators. They also learn what constitutes a Valentine, Amy Dist
cybercrime and how to report it to the appropriate au- Battery- domestic viol
thorities.
"We no longer can be just concerned about protecting 1/3(
our children from predators in the real world, but must
make sure that we are protecting our children from
predators in the cyber world," said Juno Beach Police Carter, Kensha Shar
Chief H.C. "Skip" Clark II, President of the Florida Po- Marijuana VOP- Resiq
lice Chiefs Association. "The Florida Police Chiefs Cocaine VOP- Poss of
praise the Attorney General for recognizing that
awareness and training are some of the strongest tools Tyson, James Derwi
we can provide our children to teach them how to pro- 0f Cocaine, VOP- Ctl I
tect themselves fromonline predators." sudden
An open line of communication between the students Decesare Frank An
and the victim advocates is strongly encouraged during Domestic Violence
the CyberSafety presentations to give the opportunity
for private disclosure. The Attorney General's victim
advocates also offer referral resources and counseling 1/31
to any child who discloses victimization. Reports of cy-
bercrime are referred to the appropriate law enforce- Grimes, James Edwa
ment agency for investigation. To date, more than
23,000.students have received the CyberSafety presenta- U.vo ..
tion and approximately 1,400 have disclosed some type Wright, Annmarie, 4
of victimization, including online solicitation and re-
ceipt of obscene material. More information is avail-
able online at http://www.safeflorida.net/safesurf. 2/01
Earlier today, Attorney General McCollum announced Sweat, Laura J, 47
another significant achievement in the fight for cyber-
safety with an agreement reached by Florida, 48 other
states and the District of Columbia with MySpace to 2/02
further enhance the safety of the popular social net-
working site. The agreement includes many design and
policy changes that will better protect youth from UDees, Randy Kyle, I1
harmful images and unwanted contact from adults and
culminates nearly two years of discussions between
MySpace and the Attorneys General. NOTE: It is the
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Conservation District Board
will hold their regular sched
uled monthly meeting on
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at
6:30 p.m. The meeting will be
held at Cypress Inn Restau-
rant in Cross City, Florida.
A copy of the agenda may be
obtained by calling Darlene
Smith at (352) 486-2672 x 3.


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HAPPY

BIRTHDAY


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DADDY, PAPA, & FRIEND
IN MEMORY OF LLOYD KIGHT
We miss you. It has been 20 years since you
have been gone. Thank you for all the good
memories you left behind, and the good thing
you left for us to live by.
We always are thinking about you. So happy
birthday, We love you!
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The family of Rick and Rita Harris are proud to an-
nounce the engagement and upcoming marriage of
their son, Richard Harris, to Kristi Pearce. Richard is
the grandson of the late Monroe and Rita Land, and of
the late Richard Harris of Amesville, Ohio and the
grandson of Norma and Harold Sayre of Amesville,
.Ohio.
SKristi is the daughter:of Dee Dee and Mike Gunnison
of Trenton, and Rickey Pearce of Newberry Kristi is
the granddaughter of Regina Benson and the late
Duard Benson of Trenton and Delores Manning and
the late Bob Pearce of Newberry.
A June wedding is planned.


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like to
announce
the arrival
and first
birthday of -
Leota Marie
Bond.
Thanks for
everyone
for making a great day!

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Announcements & Calendar of Events


SHAMROCK LODGE #268 E AND
A.M. INSTALLS OFFICERS




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Picture front row left to right- Tommy Howard Danny Griffiths Keith Han-
cock Robert Harry John Osteen Dennis Gates Gene Felt
Back row Eric Danials Les Flarity John Hancock Vito Pastore Tal
Strickland Norman Van Jester

In january Shamrock Lodge held it's annual installa-
tion of officers for the coming year.

We were extremely honored to welcome Robert Harry,
Grand Master of Masons in Florida who did us the
honor of acting as our installing officer. Also attend-
ing from Grand Lodge was Grand Marshall Danny
Griffiths. We would like to thank them for their help
and for taking time from their busy schedule to honor
our lodge with their visit.

John Osteen our District Deputy Grand Master
also honored our lodge with his visit. He will be back
on March 13 for his official visit.

We would also like to thank our brothers from Jop-
pa Lodge, Brown Lodge, Lake City Lodge and all of
the friends, family and visitors for making it a very
special occasion for all. Installing officers were... In-
stalling officer-Grand Master Robert Harry In-
stalling marshall-R.W. Eric Danials Musicion R.W
John Hancock.

And our newly installed officers for 2008 are...Master
- Keith Hancock Senior Warden Norman Van Jester
Junior Warden Tal Strickland Senior Deacon Den-
nis Gates,who is our latest past master, we would like
to thank him for the fine job he has done in the past
year Junior Deacon Gene Felt Senior Deacon Vito
Pastore Secretary Lester Flarity Organist John
Hancock.


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

1 National Freedom Day
2 Ground Hog Day
2 Candlemas
3 The Day the Music Died Bud-
dy Holly,-Richie Valens and the
Big Bopper died in a plane crash
in 1959.
4 Create a Vacuum Day
4 Thank a Mailman Day
5 National Weatherman's Day
6 Lame Duck Day
7 Wave All you Fingers at Your
Neighbor Day
7 Send a Card to a Friend Day
8 Boy Scout Day
8 Kite Flying Day
9 Toothache Day
10 Umbrella Day
11 Clean out Your Computer Day
11 Don't Cry over Spilled Milk Day
11 Make a Friend Day
11 White T-Shirt Day
12 Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
12 Plum Pudding Day
13 Get a Different Name Day
14 Ferris Wheel Day
14 National Organ Donor Day
14 Valentine's Day
15 Candlemas
15 National Gum Drop Day
15 Singles Awareness Day
16 Do a Grouch a Favor Day
17 Random Acts of Kindness Day
18 National Battery Day
18 President's Day
19 National Chocolate Mint Day
20 Cherry Pie Day
20 Hoodie Hoo Day
20 Love Your Pet Day
21 Card Reading Day
22 George Washington's Birthday
22 Be Humble Day
22 Walking the Dog Day
22 International World Thinking
Day
23International Dog Biscuit
Appreciation Day
23 Tennis Day
24 National Tortilla Chip Day
25 Pistol Patent Day
26 Carnival Day
26 National Pistachio Day
26 Tell a Fairy Tale Day
27 Polar Bear Day
27 No Brainer Day
28 Floral Design Day
28 Public Sleeping Day
28 National Tooth Fairy Day
29 Leap Day


GRAND RE-OPENING OF TWO
SISTERS STORE


The parents of the Dixie
County High School Foot-
ball Teams would like to
thank our community for
their support of the foot-
ball program. You are
constantly feeding our
teams, buying ads or ban-
ners and attending our
games. Our football pro-
gram would not be what it
is without your help.
Thank you for taking your
time and money to sup-
port the youth of Dixie
County

The Football Banquet was
Monday, February 4, at
DCHS. What a very spe-
cial occasion! Thank you
to the special people that
decorated, to all the
Coaches and their wives
for taking the time out of
their lives to honor our
boys. We would also like
to thank Smokey's Bar-
B'Que & Steakhouse for
their donation, Fred Sab-
back Photography and
Dixie County Times for
the awards they presented
to the Seniors.

We would also like to
thank the Coaches for
putting up with all of
these
young men. We know this
can be very trying at
times, we live with them.

Thanks for all you all have
done for the football
teams.


Sincerely,


DCHS Football Parents


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

J"FREEMAN PLUMBING, INC.
(352) 498-0703* (352) 493-3801 wAermpt
Cell # (352) 210-0062 cwk C
falter Freeman State Certified


Copies of the amendments and the ordinances adopting said amendments are avail-
able for public inspection at the Office of the Land Development Regulation Adminis-
trator, located on 405 Southeast 22nd Avenue, Cross City, Florida, during regular
business hours.
All persons are advised that If they decide to appeal any decision made at the public
hearings, they will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, they may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceebe based.


Two Sisters Country Store, located at 10252 NE 349
Hwy, at the intersection on 351 and 349, will be holding
their grand re-opening celebration on Saturday, Febru-
ary 9,, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. They will be
serving free hot dogs and soft drinks to patrons.

The store has recently been rennovated, new gas
pumps have been installed and the interior has been re-
designed.

Two Sisters store will also now be carrying prepaid
phones and cards, and will now be accepting food
stamps. They also accept credit and debit, and offer
casback service.

NOTICE OF LAND USE

CHANGES
The Board of County Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida proposes to regulate
the use of land within the area as shown on the map below by amending the text of
the Dixie County Comprehensive Plan, hereinafter referred to as the Comprehensive
Plan, as follows:
(1) CPA 08-1, an application by the Board of County Commissioners, to amend the
text of the Comprehensive Plan, by amending Policy 1.1.2 of the Future Land Use El-
ement of the Comprehensive Plan, Objectives and Policies for Urban Development
Areas, by adding a residential medium high density land use classification with a den-
sity of less than or equal to 12.0 dwelling units per acre; amending Policy IX.6.5 of
the Coastal Management Element of the Comprehensive Plan to change the allow-
able density from 4 dwelling units per acre when served by a public water system to
12 dwelling units per acre when served by both central water and central sanitary
sewer systems; and adding a new Policy IX.6.6 of the Coastal Management Element
of the Comprehensive Plan requiring all development within the Coastal High Hazard
Area to connect to a central potable water system when available and permitting only
performance based septic systems that can produce a treatment standard of 10 mil-
Igrams per liter of nitrogen or less to be installed in new construction or replacement
of a failed septic tank system, when a central sanitary sewer system is not available.
(2) CPA 08-2, an application by the Board of County Commissioners, to amend the
text of the Comprehensive Plan, by adding Policies 1.9.3 through 1.9.9 to the Future
Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan, to protect and preserve historic re-
sources located within the County; by adding Policies V.2.16 through V.2.18 to the
Conservation Element of the Comprehensive Plan, to ensure the quality of surface
waters; by adding Policies V.4.10 through V.4.15 to the Conservation Element of the
Comprehensive Plan, to acquire land for the conservation of environmentally sensi-
tive areas and native vegetative communities and to manage natural areas and open
space; by adding V.6.3 to identify natural wildlife corridors to connect wildlife habitats;
by renumbering Policy VI.3.3 to VI.3.4 and adding a new Policy VI.3.3 to the
Recreation and Open Space Ele-
ment of the Comprehensive Plan,
to adopt level of service stan-
dards for local and regional park
DIXIE COUNTY minimum acreage requirements;
by adding Objective VI.5 and Pol-
Icy VI.5.1 to the Recreation and
Open Space Element of the
Comprehensive Plan, to ensure
public access to recreation sites
c and water bodies; by adding Ob-
jective VI.6 and Policy VI.6.1 to
the Recreation and Open Space
Element of the Comprehensive
Plan, to adopt and maintain a
Master Greenway Plan Map that
B*ch includes existing and proposed
LEOON recreation trail systems and con-
cyunmes servation greenways; and to ac-
R quire available abandoned rail-
road right-of-way; by adding Ob-
jective VIII.10 and Policy V111.10.1
to the Intergovemmental Coordi-
nation Element of the Comprehensive Plan, to coordinate with the appropriate agen-
cies for protecting and managing the County's natural resources; and by adding Poli-
cy IX.1.5 to the Coastal Management Element of the Comprehensive Plan, to prohibit
development activity on submerged lands containing seagrass habitat, and to restore
seagrass habitat coverage.
The first of two public hearings concerning the amendments and the ordinance
adopting said amendments will be held on February 21, 2008, at 6:00 p.m., or as
soon thereafter as the matters can be heard, in the Board of County Commissioners
Meeting Room, County Courthouse located at 401 North Cedar Street, Cross City,
Florida. The titles of said ordinances read, as follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 90-
02, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO AN AMENDMENT TO THE TEXT OF THE DIXIE
COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, PURSUANT TO APPLICATION, CPA 08-1, BY
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, UNDER THE AMENDMENT PROC-
DURES ESTABLISHED IN SECTIONS 163.3161 THROUGH 163.3215, FLORIDA
STATUTES, AS AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING POLICY 1.1.2 OF THE
FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, OBJECTIVES
AND POLICIES FOR URBAN DEVELOPMENT AREAS, BY ADDING A RESIDEN-
TIAL MEDIUM HIGH DENSITY LAND USE CLASSIFICATION WITH A DENSITY OF
LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO 12 DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE; AMENDING POLI-
CY IX.6.5 OF THE COASTAL MANAGEMENT ELEMENT OF THE COMPREHEN-
SIVEPLAN TO CHANGE THE ALLOWABLE DENSITY FROM 4 DWELLING UNITS
PER ACRE WHEN SERVED BY A PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM TO 12 DWELLING
UNITS PER ACRE WHEN SERVED BY BOTH CENTRAL WATER AND CENTRAL
SANITARY SEWER SYSTEMS; AND ADDING A NEW POLICY IX.6.6 OF THE-
COASTAL MANAGEMENT ELEMENT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN REQUIR-
ING ALL DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE COASTAL HIGH HAZARD AREA TO CON-
NECT TOA CENTRAL POTABLE WATER SYSTEM WHEN AVAILABLE AND PER-
MITTING ONLY
PERFORMANCE BASED SEPTIC SYSTEMS THAT CAN PRODUCE A TREATMENT
STANDARD OF 10 MILLIGRAMS PER LITER OF NITROGEN OR LESSTO BE
INSTALLED IN NEW CONSTRUCTION OR REPLACEMENT OF A FAILED SEPTIC
TANK SYSTEM, WHEN A CENTRAL SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM IS NOT AVAIL-
ABLE; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT;
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE
AN ORDINANCE OF DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 90-
02, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO AN AMENDMENT TO THE TEXT OF THE'DIXIE
COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, PURSUANT TO APPLICATION, CPA 08-2, BY
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, UNDER THE AMENDMENT PRO-
CEDURES ESTABLISHED IN SECTIONS 163.3161 THROUGH 163.3215, FLORIDA
STATUTES, AS AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR ADDING POLICIES 1.9.3 THROUGH
1.9.9 TO THE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN,
TO PROTECTAND PRESERVE HISTORIC RESOURCES LOCATED WITHIN THE
COUNTY; BY ADDING POLICIES V.2.16 THROUGH V.2.18 TO THE CONSERVA-
TION ELEMENT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, TO ENSURE THE QUALITY
OF SURFACE WATERS; BY ADDING POLICIES V.4.10 THROUGH V.4.15 TO THE
CONSERVATION ELEMENT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, TO ACQUIRE .
LAND FOR THE CONSERVATION OF ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
AND NATIVE VEGETATIVE COMMUNITIES AND TO MANAGE NATURAL AREAS
AND OPEN SPACE; BY ADDING V.6.3 TO IDENTIFY NATURAL WILDLIFE CORRI-
DORS TO CONNECT WILDLIFE HABITATS; BY RENUMBERING POLICY VI.3.3 TO
V1.3.4 AND ADDING A NEW POLICY VI.3.3 TO THE RECREATION AND OPEN
SPACE ELEMENT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, TO ADOPT LEVEL OF SER-
VICE STANDARDS FOR LOCALAND REGIONAL PARK MINIMUM ACREAGE RE-
QUIREMENTS; BY ADDING OBJECTIVE VI.5 AND POLICY VI.5.1 TO THE RECRE-
ATION AND OPEN SPACE ELEMENT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, TO EN-
SURE PUBLIC ACCESS TO RECREATION SITES AND WATER BODIES; BY
ADDING OBJECTIVE VI.6 AND POLICY VI.6.1 TO THE RECREATION AND OPEN
SPACE ELEMENT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, TO ADOPT AND MAINTAIN
A MASTER GREENWAY PLAN MAP THAT INCLUDES EXISTING AND PROPOSED
RECREATION TRAIL SYSTEMS AND CONSERVATION GREENWAYS; AND TO AC-
QUIRE AVAILABLE ABANDONED RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY; BY ADDING OBJEC-
TIVE VIII.10 AND POLICY VIII.10.1 TO THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINA-
TION ELEMENT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, TO COORDINATE WITH THE
APPROPRIATE AGENCIES FOR PROTECTING AND MANAGING THE COUNTY'S
NATURAL RESOURCES; AND BY ADDING POLICY IX.1.5 TO THE COASTAL MAN-
AGEMENT ELEMENT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, TO PROHIBIT DEVEL-
OPMENT ACTIVITY ON SUBMERGED LANDS CONTAINING SEAGRASS HABITAT,
AND TO RESTORE SEAGRASS HABITAT COVERAGE; PROVIDING SEVERABILI-
TY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE
The public hearings may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested
party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of this public
hearings shall be announced during the public hearings and that no further notice
concemling the matters will be published.
The public hearings are being conducted by the Board of County Commissioners to
consider transmittal of the amendments to the Florida Department of Community Af-,
fairs. At the aforementioned public hearings, all interested persons may appear and
heard with respect to the amendments and the ordinances adopting said amend-
ments on the date, time and place as referenced abpve.


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Thursday February 7, 2008


Spotlight On Dixie
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CROSS CITY SMOKE AND SPIRIT
RECEIVES AWARD FOR
BEAUTIFICATION


Mr. and Mrs. Patel, of Cross City Smoke and Spirit, re-
ceived and award from the Chamber of Commerce in
recognition for all work they have put into their store
to make it a beautiful place to shop.

Their store, located on Highway 19, has some of the
most amazing wood-work in our town. Said the Patels,
"We would like to thank the Chamber of Commerce
and Mike Cassidy for this award. A special thanks to
Don Piper, the carpenter who mad our dream a reality"


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GOVERNING

BOARD MEETING
On Tuesday, February 12, 2008, the Suwannee River
Water Management District's Governing Board will
meet at 9:00 a.m. at District Headquarters, Hwy 49 and
90 East, Live Oak, Florida. The meeting is to consider
District business and conduct public hearings on regu-
latory and land acquisition matters. A workshop will fol-
low the Governing Board Meeting.

All meetings, workshops, and hearing are open to
the public.

BOYD STAFF HOLDS
OFFICE HOURS IN
CROSS CITY
A member of Congressman Allen Boyd's staff will be
visiting Cross City on the second Thursday of every
month so the people of Dixie County have the opportu-
nity to discuss issues concerning them.

Congressman Boyd's staff is trained to assist con-
stituents with a variety of issues relating to various


PROJECTS TO SHARE IN $25 MTTTTON
TO SPUR RENEWABLE
ENERGY INDUSTRY


Florida Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H. Bronson
today announced the recipients of $25
million in renewable energy grants.
The 12 entities chosen were among 76
vying for the awards, which were funded
by the Florida Legislature last spring.
The giants are part of Bronson's "Farm
to Fuel" initiative, a program designed
to get Florida's agriculture industry to
produce 25 percent of the state's energy
needs by the year 2025 in an effort to re-
duce Florida's dependency on foreign oil
and to keep land in agriculture.
"We believe that awards such as these
are critical in triggering the develop-
ment of a renewable energy industry in
Florida," Bronson said. "With the back-
ing of and an investment from the state,
we're hopeful that these projects will
yield positive results and serye-a a cata-,
lyst for major commercial investment in
this industry:"- -
The entities chosen for the grants are in-
vesting nearly $157 million of their dwn
resources into their renewable energy
projects.
The proposals were evaluated on a num-
ber of factors, including their use of
Florida-grown crops or biomass to pro-
duce energy, their potential to expand
agribusiness in the state, preliminary
market research and the efficiency of
their use of energy and other material
resources.
Last spring, the Florida Legislature au-
thorized and Governor Charlie Crist
signed into law the "Farm to Fuel"
Grants Program to provide matching
grants for demonstration, commercial-
ization, and research and development
projects involving bio-energy As part of
the program, $25 million was appropriat-
ed to stimulate investment in projects
that produce renewable energy from
Florida-grown crops or biomass.
The winners of this year's "Farm to
Fuel" grants are:
Gulf Coast Energy of Walton LLC
Awarded $7 million, in a commercial
project grant for the construction and
operation of both an ethanol and
biodiesel plant in a $62 million project in
Mossy Head, Florida.
U.S. Envirofuels LLC- Awarded $7 mil-
lion, in a commercial project grant for
the construction of a $47 million ethanol
production plant in Highlands County
Liberty Industries-Awarded $4 million,
in a commercial project grant for the
construction and operation of a $38 mil-
lion Liberty County facility that will
produce ethanol and electricity using


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primarily forest waste products.
Agri-Source Fuels-Awarded $4 million,
in a commercial project grant for the
construction of a $21 million biodiesel C
plant in Pensacola.
University of Florida-Awarded
$500,000, in a research and development
grant to develop a catalytic chemical re-
actor system to convert woody biomass
to biodiesel.
Southeast Biofuels LLC-Awarded
$500,000, in a demonstration grant to
build a nearly $6 million pilot plant in
Auburndale to produce ethanol from cit-
rus peels.
Sigarca Inc.-Awarded $499,500, in a re-
search and demonstration project in-
Svolving the construction of a 3,000-
square-foot bioenergy plant on the
grounds of the Southeastern Livestock
Pgyilion.in.Ocala.to process hors waste,,
into renewable energy.
'VfiveOsity of Cetehal Florida-Award-
ed $498,000, in a research and develop-
ment grant to demonstrate the viability
and cost effectiveness of technology de-
veloped at the university to convert
farm and animal waste into renewable
energy
Florida Institute of Technology-
Awarded $415,520, in a research and de-
velopment grant to cultivate and re-
search various strains of Microalgae ca-
pable of producing biodiesel.
Applied Research Associates Inc. of
Panama City-Awarded $203,130, in a re-
search and development grant involving
converting cellulosic materials such as
sugarcane byproducts to fermentable
sugars for a more cost-effective way of
producing ethanol.
Applied Research Associates Inc. of
Panama City
Awarded $182,832, in a research and de-
velopment grant to demonstrate a new
technology in converting crop oils into
biodiesel.
Neptune Industries Inc.-Awarded
$158,270, in a research and development
project that would create a pilot-scale
floating algae
production
system in
quarry lakes SELLlPf/FAS .
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produce algae
capable of be-
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CAPTAINS
LICENSE
Adams Marine Seminars.
P. O. Box 99
Crystal River, FL

Cross City
February 25
Tuition $475




Adams Marine Seminars
(352) 447-1950
Toll Free (877) 447-1950
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federal agencies. It is impor-
ant to Congressman Boyd
hat his staff is available for
hose who are not able to
ravel to either his Panama
;ity or Tallahassee offices.

Office Hours With
Congressman Boyd's Staff
Thursday,
February 14, 2008
10:00am 12:00 pm
County Commission
Board Room
In the Courthouse
Cross City


CLASS OF '08

BBQ DINNER
The Class of '08 will have a BBQ pork dinner on
Friday, February 15th, at the Cross City Park from
11 a.m. until 2 p.m. funds will help benefit students
and the class for various activities.
Menu for the event:
-BBQ Pork
-Baked Beans
-Potato Salad
-Roll
-Dessert
-Drink
$5.00 Donation per plate.
Thanks for your support,
Class of 2008


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BI-MONTHLY C.O.P.
MEETING AND
COMMUNITY
ACTIVITY REPORT
The bi-monthly C.O.P. meeting at the County Jail
will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 9th. We
welcome visitors and new member applicants.

The following is a report of C.O.P. activity for the
past two months.

Area Patrols.......207 Man Hours/2280 Miles
Vehicle Crashes 28 Man Hours
Special Detail........................46 Man Hours
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Spotlight On Dixie


DIXIE COUNTY MUSIC
DEPARTMENT DOES IT AGAIN!


Blue Ribbons All Around


After an outstanding marching band season. The
Dixie County Music Department brings home more
honors.
Saturday, February 2nd, The Dixie County Music De-
partment(Mr. William Garrett) took a small group of
talented students to Gainesville, for The Florida Band-
masters Association Solo & Ensemble Festival.
Many hours of practice paid off when every one of
the seven entries brought home the coveted Superior
rating.
Starting with Christopher McDonald doing his
Snare Drum solo: Chris dressed in all black, & with
two different types of sticks, which he would change
while playing, blew the judge away with his technique
& professionalism. This was absolutely amazing to see
and hear.
Then, with lots of support from friends, came Sher-
riah Filipponi. Sherriah dressed in bright pink shirt
and pin stripped suit, with a black shimmer flag, did
her fast paced "Pink Panther Remix" Flag solo. She re-
ally wowed the crowed with her sleek movements, &
strong tosses. In the end the crowd was exhilarated
from just watching her.
Next up was Miranda Hunt. Miranda was in a light
blue metallic dress, and bright yellow flag, did what
can only be described as a beautiful, and warming
Flag solo to "Love Can Find Away". Throughout the
show Miranda was graceful and yet powerful at the
same time. Hermovements were lovely, tosses strong &
accurate. It was mesmerizing.
Taylor Kalishek took the floor next. Taylor did a
Flag solo to the song "Maniac" front the movie Flash-
dance. Dressed in leggings and a casual maroon top
fashioned after the movie, and using a black shimmer.
flag. Taylor did an amazing job mixing dance, flag, and
floor movement. All the elements that are the hall-
marks of the Color Guard. She really told a story with
her performance.
Now it was Alyssia(A.J.)Jenkins's turn on the floor.
A.J. Decided to do her Flag solo to "Girls Just Want to
Have Fun". In keeping with her show she was dressed
in bright, mixed matched colors with a huge bow on
her head, & had a great rainbow flag. With a smile that
just would n6t quit, A.J. was a girl that just wanted to
have fun, & every one knew it. Wow what a spirited
performance.
The last solo of the day was Megan Shaw. Megan
looked like a 50's greaser, in her rolled up jeans, black t-
shirt, and heavy silver metallic flag. Doing a flag solo
to You're The One That I Want". Megan made full use
of the entire gym floor. With some great moves she
hopped,skipped, tossed, & spun her way into the
crowd's hearts, taking us back to the days of the sock
hop.
Finally the Guard Ensemble. After Sherriah Filipp-.
poni Miranda Hunt,Taylor Kalishek & Megan Shaw-
did their solos; they had to change outfits & conquer
one more performance. This time all four dressed in
white shirts tied in front, with bright attachments, and
dance contestant numbers on there backs. Using bright
matching rifles, sabers and sequined red and silver
flags, the girls did a great rendition of Born To Hand
Jive". These young ladies combined fun dance moves,
with skilled rifle, saber and flag routines, ending with
the hand jive. It was a really fun show to watch.
Now you may think it's over for these young people,
but this is just the beginning. Along with there blue
ribbon honors, they also earned their spot at the state
finals in April.
Something needs to be said about the people who
came in support of these six hard working teens. So to
Jacob Manos, Colleen Shaw, Will Malloy, Brad Gaddis,
Shian Knuth, Mrs. Kalishek, Mrs. Hunt, & Jerilynn
Colvin. You guys are great!
If you would like to see any of these performances,
or would like to know more about anything going on in
the Dixie County Department of Music please contact
Mr. William Garrett at Dixie County High School.
These kids did a great job, but it would never have
been possible without the support of the community.
THANK YOU!
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SIX MORE YEARS FOR MAXGAY


Sgt. David J. Maxgay has reenlisted for six more years,
which will bring him up to fifteen years of U.S. Army
service, as a trumpet player and bugler in the Army
Band. He is a 2000' graduate of Dixie County High
School, having been born and raised here, and been ac-
tive in the high school band. David currently holds the
rank of E-5, promotable, and is the son of Joseph and
Ruth Maxgay of Old Town, and the brother of Lisa
Brewer of Old Town. He will soon be leaving Ft. Bliss,
TX, where he has been stationed since October, 2006,
for his new duty station in Ft. Stewart, GA. Shown in
the photo with David is his commander, CW2 Houser.


HELP SAVE LIVES IN THE NEW YEAR
WITH OLD TOWN BLOOD DRIVE

Old Town, Fla. It's easy to take some things for grant-
ed, especially when, for decades, they've always been
S.there when you've needed them. This is especially true
of blood. Blood transfusions have become so common,
that their miraculous nature is overlooked by most.
The facts are simple: 4.5 million lives are saved each
year by blood donation. Compare this with the fact that
about 2.5 million Americans die each year, and it be-
comes evident that without donated blood, the total
number of deaths could nearly triple. The community
of Old Town and LifeSouth invite everyone to give the
gift of life on Saturday, February 16. when they host a
community blood drive. Look for the bloodmobile in
front Hitchcock's Foodway between the hours of 10
a.m. and 4 p.m.

All donors will receive a recognition item, and a com-
plimentary cholesterol screening. Donors must be at
least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds, and show a valid
photo I.D. For more information, call toll-free (888) 795-
2707 or visit www.lifesouth.org.


FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH NEWS

Although lots of our folks were out sick today, it was a
wonderful day at Faith and our crowd was large. Bro.
Jackie brought 2 good messages that God had given
him, and in the morning service, Chris Lord and Tom-
my McQueen sang, doing their usual great job of
bringing our special music. In the evening service,
the Brittons did a fine job as well. Bro. Kacie led the
music as Bro. Jim was out due to having the flu. A
special floral arrangement was placed in honor of
Christopher Thomas. Both services today were really
great. If you missed either one, you truly missed a
blessing.
Remember that our Seniors' (age 50 and over) Valen-
tine Banqlet will be Thursday night, February 14th in
the fellowship hall at Faith. The men will be cooking
hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken on the grill begin-
ning about 3:30 that afternoon. The ladies will be
bringing salads, vegetables, breads, desserts, etc. We
plan to eat about 6:30 or 7:00 PM. If you want to help
with the decorations, etc, see Alice Bryan or Anne
Crenshaw.
The younger adults (ages 49 and under) will have
their banquet on Saturday night, February 16th in the
fellowship hall at Faith. If you want more informa-
tion on that banquet, see Janet Osteen.
Remember this week to pray for the sick and be-
reaved around our community and in our church.
Lots of folks are sick and need our prayers. Also, re-
member to invite someone to Sunday School and
church with you. It might be just the invitation they
are waiting on to be saved and how God would bless
you for that.


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We are praying for the Harry Payne family, the Dedra
(Sissy) Reams family, Faye Vanaernam, Alice Johnson's
grandson, Stan, Johnny White, Brenda Southerland,
Wayne Morow, Gradie Hiers, and the Marcie Farnell
family! We continue to pray for the DCFto release the
Douglas children. We always pray for our church, our
Pastor Holden and family! We had "our own" loved mis-
sionaries, John and Karen Callahan down here from
North Carolina. They have been working in Indonesia!
They will be returning to Indonesia in April of this
year. John says there are 250 million people living
there, just so lost and yearning to know about JESUS!
John spoke during the evening service. He shared some
about their lives while over there and the needs of all
those people. Also during the evening service we were
blessed to hear the Holden brothers, Chris, Timothy
and Leon sing, "Thank GOD I"m Free"! And the "Little
Holden sisters, Faith and Hanna singing "HE'S Still
Working on Me." as well as some love testimonies dur-
ing the A.M. service. We would love to have your come
with us to Sunday School at 9:45 to learn about GOD to-
gether. Our Awanna program is on Wednesday nights,
for all ages. We have a praise to share! Young Bradlyn
Chasteen was baptized on Sunday, February 3, 2008, af-
ter the evening service! She is the daughter of Misty
Chasteen Evans! Welcome to the family of GOD! May
GOD richly bless her as she has chosen to walk with
THE LORD! Lots of love, hugs, blessings and happi-
ness for all! Sandy Coleman
NEW PROSPECT
BAPTIST NEWS

Every day spent worship-
ing and honoring our
Heavenly Father is a
GOOD day Sunday was
no exception as we assem-
e bled ourselves for that
very purpose, singing His
praises in song, and lis-
tening to His Word so ably
expounded by Bro. Billy
It is always good to have
visitors with us to share
in praising His Name, and
we invite all who will to
come and fellowship with
us anytime. God never
fails to bless those who
seek Him!

Our Pastor/Deacons
meeting will be on Mon-'
day evening, Feb. 11th, fol-
lowed by our Church Business Meeting Wednesday
evening, Feb. 13th. Don't forget Valentine's Day Thurs-
day, Feb. 14th! Sister Tracey Groomwill be leaving on
Feb. 14th on a mission trip to Honduras...please be in
prayer for.her and the team of 25 persons participating
in this very worthy undertaking to provide much-need-
ed aid to the populace there.

The prayer lists continue to be extensive, so please re-
member to be diligent in your prayers for all those list-
aed on them, as well as our military personnel, and our
President and other leaders, who all have very difficult
jobs. Have a good week, and may God bless and keep
you!





TRAINING NOTICE
Basic Law Enforcement
Officer Course
EVENING LAW ENFORCEMENT Course
(approximate cost $2,168.37
Sdue first day of class)
Money order or cashier checks are accepted
Lake City Community College does
offer financial aid and V.A. assistance
to those who are qualified.
Beginning.April 14, 2008
at Lake City Community College,
Criminal Justice Training Center
6 p.m.- 10 p.m., Monday through Friday
with some weekend training dates.
There will be a MANDATORY meeting
at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 25, 2008
for anyone requesting acceptance to this class.

Be prepared to pay for
uniforms (approximate cost is $80)

For information call Michelle Lee
Law Enforcement Program at (386) 754-4383, or
contact the Law Enforcement Program by e-mail at
leeml@lakecitycc.edu or through the Lake City
Community College Web site, www./akecitycc.edu.

LAKE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
Criminal Justice Training Center
25030 U.S. Highway 90
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Obituaries and Faith


HARRY WHITNEY PAYNE, JR.
Harry Whitney Payne, Jr. (Pops) passed into the arms
of the angels on February 1st at his home in Stein-
hatchee. He was 77.
Beloved husband, father, and teacher, he was born on
January 31, 1931 in Providence, R.I. and moved to
Steinhatchee with his family in 1971. Harry
was a life-long mechanic and auto-mechanics
teacher. In 1987, he began teaching vocational
auto-mechanics at Lancaster Correctional Insti-
tution in Trenton and was named Teacher of "
the Year on numerous occasions. He was in-
strumental in developing the auto-mechanics f
program for the Department of Corrections for
the State of Florida and made Employee of the
Year for the state in 2000. His declining health forced
him to retire from this job that he loved in 2003. He
was a member of the First United Methodist Church
of Jena where he sang in the choir and served as tre
asurer for 12 years. He served his country in the U.S.
Navy as a diesel submarine engineman from 1950 to
1953. Harry was preceded in death by his parents,
Harry Whitney Payne, Sr. and Lillian Nettie Allen.
SHe is survived by his loving wife, Jan Payne; his chil-


dren and their spouses, Debbie and Omar Castro of *
Steinhatchee, Karen and Tom Hutton of Austin,
Texas, and James Payne, of Jacksonville;.one sister
and her husband, Lillian and Eddie Leonard of River-
side, R.I.;.his grandchildren, Nicole Bartlett and her
husband, Bob of Tampa, Jennifer Castro and Jaime
Hutton of Austin, TX, and James Payne, Jr.
of Jacksonville; numerous nieces and
nephews; the light of his life, his great-
grandson, Avery Brooks Bartlett who he lov-
: ingly called The King ; and by Jan's sister,
Lynn Rogers who he referred to as Ski. He
is also survived by his adopted sons from
his auto-mechanics family, many of whom
he came to love and with whom he stayed in
contact.. These men have been and continue
to be a means of support for Jan. Pops was a per-
.fect example of the phrase change a life: be a
teacher. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that
memorial contributions be made to Big Bend Hospice
who helped to ease his suffering during the last
weeks of his life. A memorial celebration of his life
is tentatively set for January of 2009 so that his fami-
ly, friends, and adopted sons will all be able to attend.


rROY HAROLD MILLS r LUELLA C. OSTEEN


HAROLD MILLS, 83, of Cross City passed away
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at his home. Mr. Mills
moved to Dixie County in the early 1940's from
Florala, Alabama. He enjoyed recreational crab-
bing after he retried from logging. He was of
Baptist faith.

He is survived by his son, Kenneth (Peggy) Mills
of Cleveland, TN; daughters, Helen (Davis) Ben-
nett of Mayo, Linda (Dalton) Howell of Cross
City, Carolyn Dutton of Danville, AL, Eva (John)
Malone of Waynesboro, MS, Annette (Henry) Wil-
son of Cross City, Diana (David) Harris of Bran-
ford; brother James Earl Mills of Homosassa; 17
grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth
Mills and son Tommy Mills.

Funeral Services were held Friday, February 1,
2008 at 11AM at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home
with Rev. Wayne Allen officiating. Burial was at
Cross City Cemetery A visitation was held
Thursday, January 31, 2008.

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


rLARA MARCILE "MARCY" JACKSO1

CLARA MARCILE "MARCY" JACKSON, 62, of Jena
passed away Thursday, January 31, 2008 at Haven
Hospice of Tri Counties in Chiefland. Born in Jena,
FL in 1945, she lived there untill1974 when she
moved to Spavinaw Hills/ Lake Eucha, Oklahoma.
In 1991 she moved back to Jena. She was a member
of the First Baptist Church of Jena.

She is survived by her husband, Sam Jackson of
Jena; son, James Richard Jackson of Norman, OK;
daughter Karen Seigar Jackson of Oklahoma City,
OK; brothers, Lural (Corine) Farnell of Cross City,
Daniel Farnell of Apollo Beach, FL and Vaughn
(Cheri) Farnell of Jena; sisters,

Genell Roberson of Dowling Park, FL, Dorothy
(Jack) Hughes of Lakeworth, FL, Verna Jean (John)
Shearing of Lakeland, FL, Betty Beck of Jena, FL
and Patsy (Howard) Folsom of Jena, FL; 2 grand-
children and 3 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services were Monday, February 4,2008, at
10AM at the First Baptist Church of Jena with Rev.
Vaughn Farnell officiating. Burial followed at Mt.
Olive Cemetery A visitation was held on Sunday,
February 3, 2008 between the hours of 3 and 5 PM at
the funeral home.

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

Please study the plan of



SALVATION
Hebrews 5:9, 11:6 John 14:6
Romans 1:16 Acts 4:12
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Romans 10:9-10 Matthew 10:32-33
Matthew 28:18-19
Romans 6:3-7 John 3:1-5


Acts 2:36-41
Mark 16:15-16
Colossians 2:11-13, 1:13-1
Galations 1:6-9
Hebrews 4:12
2 Corinthians 5:10


Acts 8:30-39
1 Peter 3:21


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


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


LUELLA C. OSTEEN, 79, of Cross City passed
away Thursday, January 31, 2008 at Haven Hos-
pice in Chiefland. Mrs. Osteen was born in Old
Town, Florida and was a lifetime resident of Dix-
ie County. She worked for the Dixie County
School System as a custodian until her retire-
ment. She was a member of the New Prospect
Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son, Danny (Wanda) Os-
teen of Cross City; grandchildren, Tonya Howell,
Nancy Hollis, Misty Lynch and Shelly Osteen,
and 8 great grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by son, W.A. Osteen.

Funeral Services were held Sunday, February 3,
2008 at 2:00 PM at the New Prospect Baptist
Church with Rev. Billy Robson officiating. Burial
followed at Butler Cemetery in Horseshoe Beach.
A visitation was held Saturday, February 2, 2008
between the hours of 5 & 7 PM at the Rick Good-
ing Funeral Home in Cross City.
Arrangements were placed under the care of the,
Rick Gooding Funeral Home,"Hwy 19, Cross City
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First Baptist Church of Cross City
US 19 Cross City
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Sunday School 9:30A Morning Worship 10:45A
AWANAS 6:00 Evening Worship 7P
Wed GA's & RA's 6P Youth 7P
Adult Bible Study & Prayer 7P Choir 8P
Pastor Mike Brown,
(352) 498-5107

First Baptist Church of Old Town
"Welcome To God's House Won't You Come On In"
Sunday School 10A- Morning Worship 11A
Evening Worship 6P
Wednesday Bible Study 7P
Knock & the door will open, seek & you will find, ask & you will be
given life eternally.
Pastor Royce Hanshew
(352) 542-7050

First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee
Riverside Drive Steinhatchee
"Lighthouse On The Gulf
Sunday School 10A Morning Worship 11A
Evening Worship 6P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P Awana 6:30
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ptist Church of Horseshoe Beach
5 Maim Street Horseshoe Beach, FL
Here God's Word is Changing Lives"
Bible Study 10A Worship -11A .
Sunday Evening Worship 6P
Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer 7P
Pastor Carlos M. Perez
(352) 498-0756

rst United Methodist Church
22 NE 138th St Cross City
pen Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors"
People of The United Methodist Church
ly School 9:45A- Morning Worship 11A
Wednesday Adult Choir 7:30P
istor- Rev. Glenda Brayman
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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


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New Prospect Baptist Church Calvary Temple Assembly of God
US 19 .*Between Cross City & Old Town Suwannee Lumber Road Cross City
Jesus is The Answer For Your Life "Join Us ForA Visit Stay ForALifetime."
Sunday School 10A Morning Worship 11A Sunday Worship 10:30A
Wednesday Evening SeiNTce'- 7P
Children's Church 11A- Evening Worship 7P Wd Church-da es3-S&e-12
Wednesday Evening 7P
Pastor Billy Robson Pastor Jim Hurst
(352) 498-3711 (352) 498-3023

Old Town United Methodist Church Central Baptist Church
US 19 Old Town Intersection of Camp St. & Horseshoe Beach Rd.
Food Pantry Open 8am -11am, Mon Thurs.
"Come Let Us Worship & Adore Him" Invites You To Worship With Us-.
Sunday Worship 9:30A A'church where everybody is somebody and Christ is Lord"
Church School 11A Sunday School -10A-- Morning Worship- 11A
Wednesday Choir Practice 7P Evening Worship 6P -- Wed. Prayer Meeting 7P
Pastor- Rev. Carl Ralnear Pastor David B. Downing
(352) 542-7954 (352) 498-0714

Old Town Church of God Cross City Church of Christ
Welcomes You To Come & Worship With Us. 5237 52 NE 147th St. (McArthur St.)
Sunday School 10:OOA Sunday Bible Study 10:00 A
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00A Morning Worship 11:00 A
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00P Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7:00 P
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00P
Pastor Troy Hare
(352) 542-8222

Scrub Creek Baptist Church Cross City Church of God
Located 6 Miles East on CR 351 Kenneth Street Cross City
"A Friendly Church With A Welcome Spirit" "Proclaiming The Full Gospel For All People"
Children's Church 10:30A- Morning Worship 10:30A
Bible Study 9:45A* Worship Service 11A Evening Worship 6:30P
Church Training 6P Evening Worship 7P Wednesday Family Training Hour Adult & Teen Ministry;.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P Boy's Brigade & Girl's Club 7:00P
Pastgr Archie Knowles Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey, Pastor
(352) 498-5535 (352) 498-3280


Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Cross City
"Welcomes You Where Jesus is Lord"
Sabbath School 9:30A Morning Worship 11A'
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30P
Pastor Bill Schnorbus
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Wind of the Spirit Outreach Ministries
Located Behind NAPA In Old Town
"A Church Without Wails"
Sunday Morning 10:30A Sunday Evening 6P
Tuesday, Intercessory Prayer 7:30P
Thursday Night 7:30P
Pastor Theadus & Benlta Corbln
(352) 498-5837


Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Church
100 Parker Street -'Cross City
In the Heart of Dixie Co., with Dixie Co. at Heart!
Sunday School 10A- Morning Worship 11A
Children's Church -Ages 3-7
Sunday Evening 7:00 pm
Wed; Family Night 7:30P Youthquake & Kid's Club
Pastor Paul & Louise Tyson
(352) 498-0736

Faith Baptist Church
CR 55A (Between Cross City & Old Town)
"The Church With An Open Door" '
Sunday Sch6ol 9:45A Morning Worship 11A
Evening Worship 7P
Mid-Week Bible Study Wednesday 7P
Rev. Jackle 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 Chuirh 11A
Sunday Evening 7P Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Rev. Marvin & Janice Parsley
(352) 498-3366


NMcCrabb Baptist Church Holy Cross Catholic Mission Grace Worship Church
7 Miles North of Old Town on. SR 349 Hwy 19 South of Cross City Power In the Word
Come Worship With Usl Mass Sundays 11:30 am 2 mils NE of Red Light in Old Town Hwy 349
Sunday School 9:45A rWorship Service 11A Confessions Sundays 10:45 -11:15 am2 mils NE f Red Light n Old Town Hwy 349
Church Training 6P Evening Worship 7P CCD Every Wednesday 6:00 7:15 pm Sunday Services at 11:00 am
Women's Prayer Group 3rd Tuesday 10A At St. John the Evangelist In Chiefland Sunday Evening Services at 5:30 pm
Wed. Prayer Mtg. 7P Brotherhood/WMU-2nd Wed. 6P Grades Pre-K thru High School
Van Ministry 542-8371 1498-2636 Rosary Every Tuesday 3:00 pm Pastor Wayne Liles
Pastor Bruce Sullivan
(352) 542-2207 (352) 498-5671 (352) 498-7167


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rLYNN SMITH GASKINST

MRS. LYNN SMITH GASKINS, 53, of Old Town,
Florida, died late Thursday evening in the Haven
Hospice Suwannee Valley Care Center in Lake
City of injuries sustained in an automobile acci-
dent. A native of Bartow, Florida, Mrs. Gaskins
lived most of her life in Lake City and had moved
to Old Town five years ago. Mrs. Gaskins worked
for many years as a teller, teller supervisor and ul-
timately branch manager for the First Federal
Savings Banksi She then went to work as a book
keeper for North Florida Truck Parts and was cur-
rently employed with Granda Flora Nursery in
Gainesville, Florida. Mrs. Gaskins enjoyed fish-
ing, she loved to cook and she was a loving and de-
voted grandmother. Mrs. Gaskins was a Christian.

Mrs. Gaskins is survived by her husband of thir-
ty-three years, Roy Gaskins; a son, Chad Gaskins
(Kim); & her grandsons, Zachary Gaskins & Cam-
den Gaskins all of Lake City; her mother, Ida
Smith Kuschill of Lake City; a brother, George
Smith of Lake City; three sisters, Susan Sund
(Greg) O Brien, Florida; Patti Jackson, Lake City,
Florida; and Karen DeWeese (Tony) of Ocala,
Florida; and her mother & father-in-law, Randall &
Vernice Gaskins of Lake City Numerous other
family members and friends also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Gaskins will be conduct-
ed at 11:00 A.M., Monday, February 4, 2008 in the
Hopeful Baptist Church with Dr. Rodney Baker,
Rev. Doyle Williams and Rev. John Hathaway offi-
ciating. Interment will follow in the Williams
Cemetery (Hwy 100A). The family will receive
friends from 2-4:00 Sunday afternoon at the funer-
al home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that
memorial donations be made to the Haven Hospice
of the Suwannee Valley, 6037 U.S. Highway 90
West, Lake City, FL 32055. Arrangements are un-
der the direction of the DEES-PARRISH FAMILY
FUNERAL HOME, 458 S. Marion Ave., Lake City
(752-1234 or 752-2211) Please sign our on-line family
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TRENTON ANTIQUE QUILT FESTIVAL

On March 15, 2008 downtown Trenton will be adorned with beautiful antique quilts.
The Suwannee Valley Antique Quilt Festival will be held in downtown Trenton in
celebration of National Quilt Day.

Everyone is invited to participate in this open
air antique and vintage quit show.
Do you, like many area families, have trea-
sured quilts that were made by your ancestors
tucked away?

This is your opportunity to bring these spe-
cial quilts out of hiding and share them with
the many people who will be attending this
festival.

The committee that is working to bring this festival to our area requests
that a history if known be submitted along with local quilts. This brief history will
be displayed along with the quilt. The plans are to take a photograph of each quilt
and record its history to make a permanent record of the quilts that were made
years ago by area women. The festival is of course open to all antique and vintage
quilts no matter where they were made.

The Suwannee Valley Antique Quilt Festival is scheduled for Saturday, March 15,
2008 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Trenton's turn of the century railroad depot. Quilts will
displayed in a wide variety of historic buildings in downtown Trenton. Several
demonstrations are planned for the event including quilting, spinner, a bed turning
and more. Other highlights of the day include antique cars, farmer's market, an-
tique booths, clogging, hand scissor sharpening and a quilting boutique.

Trenton has quickly become a mecca for quilters in this region of Florida due to the
many area quilters and our wonderful quilt store, Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe
which is located in the old historic Coca-Cola building. Everyone is invited to come
out and be a part of the first antique quilt festival held in our area. There is no ad-
mission charge for this event.

This event is sponsored by the City of Trenton, the Gilchrist County Chamber of
Commerce and several other local businesses and quilting groups.
For more information about this event please call Stephanie Metts or Lois Scott at
(352) 463-3842.'


LAKE CITY REALTORS
TRY TO SELL NORTH
FLORIDA TO DUBAI

According to the Jack-
sonville Business Journal,
Lake City Broker Daniel
Crapps Agency, who owns
and sells property in Dixie
County, has gone with
Chuck Davis and Maston
Crapps to the Internation-
al Property Show in
Dubai, in the UAE in or-
der to attempt to market.
approximately 50,000 acres
from Flagler and Putriam
counties to Macon, Geor-
gia and west to Pensacola.

According to the story,
"The trio hopes that the
trip will translate into in-
terest, and maybe even
deals with international
investors eager to take ad-
vantage of the weak U.S.,
dollar and slow housing
market."

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asked us first.


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With a little work, this 2 bedroom, 2
bath singlewide mobile home south
of Chiefland will make someone a
nice home. $31,900.00 (LMH-
757660-K) 493-2221


Very nice 2/2 SW MH, only a'couple of Lovely DW MH in a great location. This home t
blocks from the Suwannee River and a boat comes with a fireplace, screened porch, deck,
ramp. This partially furnished MH has a fenced carport, shed, barbeque area, metal roof, wash-;
yard, screened porch, storage shed, and more. er, dryer & more. Close to schools, shopping,
A great get a way place. $78,000 (DMH- great restaurants, the new hospital, Suwannee
756977-JW) 542-0009 River & Gulf of Mexico. Price Is $79,500. (LMH-
757688-JW) 463-6144


Looks like new. Large 2/2 DW MH, on a Only minutes from Suwannee Lovely 2bd/2ba Block Home on 1 Acre. This
paved street with an attached carport w/con- you will find this affordable DW MH ON 1 home has an attached carport, garden area,
create slab, large covered deck, screened patio acre, MOL. This home has many, possi- screened porch, shed, pecan, cedar, and cit- ,
w/concrete floor, & more. Only minutes to abilities as a weekend get a way, invest- rus trees. Conveniently located near Trenton, -
Wal-Mart, Suwannee River, Greenway Trails, ment property, or vacation home. Close Galnesville & Chiefland. $150,000 (GR-
& Gulf of Mexico Price is $95,000 (LMH- to the Gulf, River, & boat ramps. 756257-JW) 463-6144
756947-JW) 463-6144 $125,000 (DMH-756228-JW) 463-


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home on paved road.
Close to River &
shopping. Ther'os a lot to
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RELAX IN SLIWANNEE
3/2 Western Cedar home
w/ 2 car carport and
attached workshop,. Ckai
ir-.ey MLS M 755446

HOMES
3'2 on 3 20 acres 5129 Ro00
2/2 in Suwannee..-. $250,000
3/2 in Suwannee.......$279,900
2/1 on 8.5 acres.... $139,300
2/1 on 1 acre...........$130,000
342 on 1.25 acres.....$170,000
2/2 in Suwannee... *$175,000
COMMERCIAL
3.91 acres..........$205,334
4.64 acras...... .......$243,670
3477 sqft building on .24
acre...................... $290,000
.92 Suwannee...... $1 ,600,000
12 acres on. Hwy 19


PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF HAZARDOUS MATERIAL INFORMATION
Pursuant to Section 324 of the Emergency Planning and Communityi
Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), the following information is available to
the public upon request during normal working hours by the North)
Central Florida Local Emergency Planning Committee, 2009 NW 67th
Place, Gainesville, FL 32653-1603:
Hazardous Chemical Inventory (Tier Two) Forms
Shelter In Place Training Assistance
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)
Emergency Release Follow-up Reports
Hazards Analyses for Section 302 facilities
LEPC Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Plan
How-to-Comply Information for Hazardous Materials Users
Free Hazardous Materials Repsonse Training for First Responders
Your Telephone Book may contain Hazardous Materials Emergency
Information that you could be asked to follow in an actual emergency.
The North Central Florida Local Emergency Planning Committee (Florida District 3 LEPC)
serves Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwan-
nee, Taylor and Union Counties. To obtain information on the above items, please contact
Dwayne Mundy at (352) 955-220 X 108, EMAIL UNDY@NCFRPC.ORG or visit
www.ncflepc.org. 6


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

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

The holder of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of is-
suance, the description of the prop-
srty and the narries in which it was
assessed are as follows


Certificate No: 547
23, 2002


Description of Property:


SEE EXHIBIT "A"

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

GERALDINE S. CROSBY, 2908 NE
272 AVE, OLD TOWN, FL 32680

WARNING: Said property being in
the County of Dixie, State of Flori-
da. Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the
property described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the highest
bidder at the Dixie County Court-
house on MARCH 4, 2008 at 11:00
A.M.

February 5, 2008

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

Candace L Corbin, Deputy Clerk

6,7,8,9


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$495,000 *'
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story home on 2 lots
nrwi, d.-orutEld 1G ItW
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MLS # 754954
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$60,000
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Ino~tLie horie 1o .89 ucre
nol rar off a paved road
Mandic.p qulppedl w/
ramp on porr'& w.de
daorm. MLS # 757325
LOTS
11 ac in S6rw $295 OOD0
.13 ac.in Suaw $150,UOO
.14 ac in Suw SB155.000
.46 wooded acre 514.000
.51 wooded acre 520,000
.51 wooded acre....$20,000
Acreage
2 wooded acres.....$27,500
3 wooded ac $37 500
3;O wooded at: $50 noo
5.21 wooded ac $59,900
3 02 acres S40 000
2 5 acres irrproved 564 900


27888 US Hwy 19
Old Town, FL 32680
(352) 542-1111 (352) 542-1919 fx I3 ,


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

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

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

Certificate No: 224 MAY
27, 2004

Description of Property:

SEE EXHIBIT "A"
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

GEORGE L. PELETIER, PO BOX
5456, HUDSON, GA 34674

WARNING: Said property being in
the County of Dixie, State of Flori-
da. Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the
property described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the highest
bidder at the Dixie County Court-
house on MARCH 4, 2008 at 11:00
A.M.

January 25, 2008

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

Corbin, Deputy Clerk
6,7,8,9
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

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

The holder of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of is-
suance, the description of the prop-
erty and the names in'which it was
assessed are as follows


Certificate No: 518
27, 2004


Description of Property:


SEE EXHIBIT "A"

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

ROBERT A. GAUSE, 302 HOUS-
TON STREET, OZARK, AL 36360

WARNING: Said property being in
the County of Dixie,.State of Flori-
da. Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the
property described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the highest
bidder at the Dixie County Court-
house on MARCH 4, 2008 at 11:00
A.M.

January 23, 2008

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


6,7,8,9


SELLER JUST REDUCED PRICE B Beautiful 2006 MH on 4.85 Ac. This home PRICE REDUCED on this home with a speotacu-;
4/2 Board & Batten "Old Florida" cracker has over 1900 SF with all the upgrades, tape & lar sunset viewl It's an elevated 3/2 home In
house fish camp in the town of Suwannee textured walls, crown molding, ultimate kitchen Suwannee that Is fully furnished. It has a boat
on 3 lots. Home has been completely re- package w/ SS appliances, claw foot tub, walk- house with lifts and fish cleaning area on a fresh
modeled for modern living, but has the In closets, fire place and more. Close to the water canal. $249,900 (DW-750881-MKH) 352-
modeled for modern living, but has the Suwannee River, Shopping, Gulf of Mexico & 493-2221
original heart Rine floors. A must see New Hospital. $189,500 (DMH-758269-JW)
$165,000. (DR-757635-D) 493-2221 542-9007








This 3/2 is a beautiful Home in Spanish Great Development Potential 3/2 pool THIS PROPERTY IS A NATURE LOVER
ITrace S/D on 2 acres, located just south of home on 10 acres in the heart of Chiefland. DREAM. IT HAS EVERYTHING AND BRINGS :r
IChiefland. Built in 2004 very well main- Centrally located near schools & shopping, BACK THOSE MEMORIES OF OLD FLORIDA. it
itain. Nice large rooms, 2 car attached across the street from the Greenway Trail. BEAUTIFUL 3/2 2003 HOMES OF MERIT AND A,
Garage, plus air conditioned work shop. Call for Detailsi $385,000 (LR-755320-D) WORKSHOP WITH AN EFFICIENCY LIVING
$259,900 (LR-758267-K) 493-2221 352-493-2221 AREA. THE 58 ACRES HAS AN ABUNDANCE I
OF DEER, TURKEY, HOGS, ETC. AND e
STOCKED FISH POND. $550,000 (LMH- .
756296-RH) 493-2221


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The Classifieds...
measuring up to your expectations one ad at a time.


Meals on Wheels in Suwannee
-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 Fel-
lowship to determine who and
how many in the Suwannee
vicinity may desire to receive the
service and how many volun-
teers may be willing to help offer
the program. If you are a senior
and interested in receiving the
Meals on Wheels program, or
would like to volunteer in offer-
ingthe program, call 352-542-2656
or email drmastor(aaoLcom.

AMERICAN LEGION POST
383- is openfrom 9 amuntil 9 pm.
The Legionnaires meet on the
3rd Wednesday of, each month
and the Auxiliary meets on the
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each
month; all 3 meetings at 7 pm.
SAL meets on the 1st and 3rd
Monday of each month at 7:30
pm. Karaoke every Tuesday
night at 6 pm and Carl Miller on
the 1st Thursday of every month.
For more information call 542-
2021.

Holy Cross Catholic Church -
Bingo every Tuesday evening
6:00 p1n US. 19. Doors open at
6;00 pm. sriacks 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)
I498-7776. Ufn ,-- /-,

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

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

TOPS MEETING- Take off
pounds sensibly meets at St. Al-
ban's Church North Chiefland.
Hwy 19- Wednesday 10:30am for
more information 352-542-3131.


.NA MEETINGS Monday at
630 pm at the Old Town United
Methodist Church.


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


Koom rouu.uu/monm. au C w o-
3795. No pets, first & last.

5,6,7

HOUSE FOR RENT. 3 BR/2Bath
$600.00. First, last, call 498-3795.
No pets.

5,6,7


NEW HOME FOR RENT IN
BRANFORD, 3/2, with garage,
patio. $ 900 per month. No Pets.
1st & last mths rent. 386-288-2646
6


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


HUNTERS HOUSING RENT
Travel trailer in Cross City on
CR 351 Furnished: dishes, appli-
ances & flatware ,Cable TV
w/HBO, Electricity Hot Water,
Microwave. Boat Parking avail-
able Smaller unit: $100.00/wk
$400/mo Larger unit: $125.00/wk
$500/mo Call 352-682-6681
6,7

MH FOR RENT 2BR 1 bath
newly renovated across from
Cross City Rehab $450/mo &
$400security Call 352-682-6681
6,7

RENT TO OWN. Beautiful 3BR 2
bath Doublewide on 2.5 acres,
$5,000 down $750 a month, part of
rent goes towards purchase. Call
352-682-6681.
6,7

FOR RENT. 3 bedroom house for
rent $350/nonth. Phone 498-4186
or 356-1792.
6



Beef for Freezer $1.25 lb.
Live weight plus slaughter, cut
and wrap. Grain fed, no hor-
mones. A, %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.
Ufn

Commercial Tanning Bed for
Sale. Sun Quest Pro World bed
24 bulb works excellent
$1,200.00. Call 356-3053 ufn

NEXTEL Blackberry
71001, $90 on Ebay; ask-
ing $80.00, Charger, new
high-capacity batt.Blue-
tooth, email,websurf.
Call my new ATT cell
1356-1431_. or. -home ._542-8550;
Kathy Leave message, never
home.

USED A/C UNITS, for mobile
home styles $550. 352-493-4888.
6

FOR SALE 19ft Ski barge
with galvanized trailer, new
90hp Johnson Saltwater addi-
tion and a touch trolling motor,
depth finder, new sunbrella top.
Electric anchor weights. $9500.
Call (478) 954-6200.
6,7

1985 MOTORHOME 30ft,
55,000 miles, new carpet, bed,
large shower, large refrig, cover,
great for travel or permanent
set-up asking $9500. (478) 954-
6200.
6,7


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

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

PAINTING PRESSURE WASH-
ING Pool and patio deck build-
ing, and home improvement. De-
pendable fully insured. Call
Shamrock services 352-463-1212
Ufn

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 esti-
mates-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

JIM'S PRESSURE WASH-
ING/EXTERIOR PAINTING
Since 1985. The best service. The
best prices. The difference? I en-
joy what I do. I take pride in each
and every job and I keep my ap-
pointments. Call me today: 352-
498-3023 or 356-7770 Jim Hurst
ufn


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


SHOWERS OF BLESSINGS
CUSTOM WATER TREAT-
MENT We custom build our sys-
tems to meet your need. We have
Reverse Osmosis to give you clean
healthy drinking water. We have
GE water treatment systems for
the whole house. GE financing
available with no money down
and low, low payments. Why rent
when you can own your won? Call
today for your free water analy-
sis. For all of your water prob-
lems. Call your GE Platinum
Dealer today David B. Downing
(352) 356-0474 or (352) 498-2449. We
service what.we sell! A member of
the Florida Quality Water Associ-
ation. ufn

DIXIE MONUMENTS serving
North Central Florida for 16
years. Open Tuesday-Friday 8-4.
Saturday 8-12 or call for appoint-
ment anytime. located on 512 Av-
enue (behind McCrabb Church) 7
miles North of Old Town on Hwy
349. 542-3432 or toll free 1-877-542-
3232.
ufn

BABYSITTING. I will babysit in
my home M-F, also on weekends
and nights. Fenced in yard, non-
smokers, mother and daughter
team, Raquel Rood and Janice
Byrd. We would love to spoil your
loved ones. 352-498-5009.
6,7

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

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FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER


The Levy County Health De-
partment is seeking a Family
Support Worker to work in
Suwannee County, Position #
64003743 to work in the
Healthy Families Program
making home visits to clients.
Must have a high school
diploma or its equivalent.
Experience in home visitation
and Spanish speaking/writ-
ing preferred. Must be finger-
printed. May be.required to
work extra hours or days in
the event of an emergency.
Salary range is $702.27-
$1,825.01 bi-weekly. Applica-
tions will be accepted online
at
"http://www.peopleflrst.myflor
ida. com"
www.peopleflrst.myflorida.com
State of Florida applications
may be mailed to State of
Florida, People First, Staffing
Administration, PO Box
44058, Jacksonville Fl 32231
or faxed to (904) 636-2627 by
2/15/08. EEO/AA/VP Em-
ployer.

6

BAR MAID, White Tail
Lounge, 352-498-9446 or 352-
542-1389, or apply in person.
6

CDI HEAD START-serving
Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist Coun-
ties has the following immediate
openings. No phone calls, appli-
cations may be picked up at Head
Start, 9051 NE Hwy 27 Alt in
Bronson or at 420 NE 106 St in
Cross City (Oliver Center.) CDI is
an Equal Opportunity Employer.

BUS DRIVER/COOK ASST., re-
sponsible for transporting chil-
dren and maintaining the school
bus also assists in preparation
and serving of meals and clean
up. CDL with a School Bus. Pas-
senger and S endorsement re-
quired, good driving record a
must and a HS diploma or GED
required. Cross City bus route.

Also,' Substitute Bus Drivers
needed with the same require-
ments for Cross City and Bron-
son Bus routes.

Substitutes, assists teachers i
nthe day to day activities of chil-
dren. Must have High School
diploma or GED and 45 hours
childcare courses.
6


HOUSEKEEPER needed, hon-
est, dependable; reliable, apply in
person at 228 NE Hwy 51, Stein-
hatchee Landing Resort 352-498-
3513 Ufn

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

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

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


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEX-
UAL ASSAULT SERVICES: In-
dividual counseling and support
groups for women and offered
through Another Way, Inc Ser-
vices are confidential and free.
Contact any of our Outreach of-
fices at 352-486-3305, 352-498-1293,
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 08-10-CP
IN RE: The Estate of MELANIE STEWART,
Deceased.
/

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the estate of Melanie Stewart, deceased,
File No. 08-10-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for Dixie County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is PO Box 1206, Cross City, FL
32628. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections
that challenge the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal rep-
resentative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their ob-
jections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after the date of the first publication of this no-
tice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's estate must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice is

Nevin Stewart
PO Box 703
Steinhatchee, FL 32369
LAW OFFICE OF RUSH & GLASSMAN

ROBERTA. RUSH

Florida Bar #0559512
11 Southeast Second Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 373-7566
(352) 376-7760 facsimile
Attorney for Personal Representative

6

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

Proposed Base Flood-Elevation Determination for Town of
Horseshoe Beach, Dixie County, FL and Case No. 08-04-0954P.
The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency
Management Agency solicits technical information or comments
on the proposed Base (1-percent-annual-chance) Flood Eleva-
tions (BFEs) shown in the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and/or on
the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for your community.
These proposed BFEs are the basis for the floodplain manage-
ment measures that your community is required to either adopt
or show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain
qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Pro-
gram (NFIP). For a detailed listing of the proposed BFEs and in-
formation on the statutory period provided for appeals,, please
visit FEMA's website at
https://www.floodmaps.fema.gov/fhm/Scripts/bfe_main.asp, or
call the FEMA Map Assistance Center toll free at 1-877-FEMA
MAP.

5,6

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing will be held on behalf of the Alachua County
Health Facilities Authority (the "Authority") by the Board'of County Commis-
sioners of Dixie County, Florida (the "County"), at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday,;
February 21, 2008, in County Commission Board Room, Dixie County
Courthouse, 214 N.E. 351 Highway, Cross City, Florida, 32628, regarding
the proposed issuance by the Authority of its Health Facilities Revenue
Notes,, in one or more series, designated Series 2008 plus an alphabet
sequencer (Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. Project) in a collective ag-
gregate principal amount not to exceed $7,000,000 (collectively, the
"Notes").

A portion of the proceeds of the Notes will be used for the pur-
pose of making a loan (the "Loan") to Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.
(the "Borrower") to finance the cost of the acquisition, construction and
equipping of certain capital improvements to its health care facilities locat-
ed in the County at Veteran's Road/Highway 19, Cross City, Florida 32628
(the "Project"). The owner of the Project is the Borrower or one or more of
its subsidiaries.

THE HEARING WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, AND REA-
SONABLE OPPORTUNITY WILL BE PROVIDED FOR INTERESTED IN-
DIVIDUALS TO EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS, EITHER ORALLY OR IN WRIT-
ING, REGARDING THE ISSUANCE OF THE NOTES AND THE NATURE
AND LOCATION OF THE PROJECT.

The Notes will not constitute a debt, liability or obligation of the
Authority, the County, the State of Florida or of any political subdivision
thereof, or a pledge of the faith and credit of the Authority, the County, the
State of Florida or of any political subdivision thereof, but the Notes will be
payable solely from the revenues derived from the Borrower's repayment of
the Loan and the Authority will not be obligated to pay the principal or pur-
chase price of, premium, if any, or interest on the Notes except from the
revenues and proceeds pledged therefore, and neither the faith and credit
nor the taxing power of the Authority, the County, the State of Florida or of
any political subdivision thereof, will be pledged to the payment of the prin-
cipal or purchase price of, premium, if any, or the interest on the Notes.

Persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decision
made at this hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record should include the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based.

ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in or-
der to participate in the meeting and hearing, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Americans
with Disabilities Act Coordinator at 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), (voice) within
two days of receipt of this notice.

DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Dana Cannon, Ex Officio Clerk
6


UREDEMIVIE
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
FAX DEED
J.M. MCKINNEY JR, TRUSTEE
PO BOX 790
CROSS CITY, FL 32680
The holder of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a
:ax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificatee number and year of is-
suance, the description of the prop-
erty and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows


Certificate No: 043
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 being in
the County of Dixie, State of Flori-
da. Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the
property described In such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the highest
bidder at the Dixie County Court-
house 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 PAR-
ADISE HAMMOCK S/D RESTRIC-
TIONS 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 APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED
J.M. MCKINNEY JR, TRUSTEE
PO BOX 790
CROSS CITY, FL 32680

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


MAY


Certificate No: 485
27, 2004


Description of Property:


SEE EXHIBIT "A"

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

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

WARNING: Said property being in
the County of Dixie, State of Flori-
da. Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the
property described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the highest bid-
der 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. 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.
3,4,5,6


AGENDA
Regular Meeting- Dixie County Courthouse
Commission Meeting Room
February 7, 2008 10:00 AM

The Dixie County Board of County Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida,
will meet on Thursday, February 7, 2008 10:00 AM in a regular meeting in
the County Commissioners Meeting Room, in the Dixie County Court-
house, Cross City, Florida.

1. Call to Order
2. Invocation and Pledge to the American Flag
.3. Approval of Commission Minutes from the Regular Meeting of
January 17, 2008
PUBLIC HEARING: THE PUBLIC HEARING MAY BE CONTINUED TO
ONE OR MORE FUTURE DATES. ANY INTERESTED PARTY IS ADVISED
THAT THE DATE, TIME, AND PLACE OF ANY CONTINUATION OF THE
PUBLIC HEARING SHALL BE ANNOUNCED DURING THE PUBLIC
HEARING AND THAT NO FURTHER NOTICE CONCERNING THE MAT-
TERS WILL BE PUBLISHED.
I: An application by Carolyn McPeek, to amend the Official Zoning Atlas of
the Land Development Regulations, by changing the zoning district from
Environmentally Sensitive-4 (ESA-4) to Commercial Neighborhood (CN) on
the property located across CR349 from the First District Community Cen-
ter, Dixie County, Florida.
II: A petition brought to the BOCC by Doug Anderson and Al J. Land to
close the county maintained road to public travel on SE 244 Ave and SE
835 Street.
4. Richard Williams
RE: Stock Dog Trials
5. Cheryl Nekola, Fanning Springs Mayor
6. Tony Johns, Suwannee Water and Sewer District Manager
7. Bailey, Bishop, & Lane
8. Bettie Gall Osteen, Indigent Healthcare Agent
9. Joe Ruth, Solid Waste Coordinator
10. Jerry Prater, Veterans Service Officer
11. Rita Harris, Harris Administrative Services Inc.
12. Big Bend Water Association (Formerly Steinhatchee Water)
13. Jack Spivey, Building and Zoning
14. John Jenkins, Zoning Official
15. Howard Reed, County Road Superintendent
16. Tim Alexander, Emergency Services Director
17. Darien Brown, Division Fire Chief
18. Cindy Bellot, Librarian.
19. Arthur Bellot, County Manager
a) Small County Outreach Supplemental Agreement
b) New Donation Interest Letter for FLDOC concerning expan-
sion projects.
20. Leenette McMillan, County Attorney
21. Dana Johnson, Clerk of Court
22. County Commission Items
23. Vouchers Approved
24. Adjourn


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

Case No.: 08-029-DR
Division: Domestic Relations
MIRANDA JOAN MULLINS, Peti-
tioner and
EARLY DEMETRICK MULLINS,
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSO-
LUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: EARLY DEMETRICK
MULLINS, HC 04 Box 929, Old
Town, FL 32680

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it
on MIRANDA JOAN MULLINS
whose address is 8434 NE 349
Hwy, Old Town, FL 32680 on or be-
fore March 19, 2008 and file the
original with the clerk of this Court
at 214 NE 351 Hwy, Suite M P. O.
Box 1206, Cross City, FL 32628 be-
fore service on Petitioner or imme-
diately thereafter, if you fail to do
so. a default may be entered


against you for the relief demanded
in the petition.

Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are
available at the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office, you may review
these documents upon request.

You must keep the Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court's office notified of your
current address. (You may file No-
tice of Current Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family
Law Form 12.915.) Future papers
in this lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's of-
fice. WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of Proce-
dure, requires certain automatic
disclosure of documents and infor-
mation. Failure to comply cn result
in sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.

Dated january 29, 2008
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
KIM WADE,
Deputy Clerk

617.8,9


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

J.M. MCKINNEY JR, TRUSTEE
PO BOX 790
CROSS CITY, FL 32680
The holder of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of is-
suance, the description of the prop-
erty and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows


Certificate No: 621
27, 2004


Description of Property:
SEE EXHIBIT "A"

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

ANDY GREEN, 1972 WOLDORD
ROAD; CLEARWATER, FL 34620

WARNING: Said property'being in
the County of Dixie, State of Flori-
da. Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the
property described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the highest bid-
der 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

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

24 10 09 COM SW CR OF N1/2 OF
SW1/4 RN N 50 FT E 250 FT FOR
POB CONT 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



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DIX-
IE COUNTY, FLORIDA
'PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
IDA LOUISE PEPPER
File No. 07-116-CP

Division Probate Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified
that an Order of Summary Adminis-
tration has been entered in the es-
tate of IDA LOUISE PEPPER, de-
ceased, File Number 07-116-CP, by
the Circuit Court for Dixie County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Post Office Box
1206, Cross City, FL 32628; that
the decedent's date of death was
October 29, 1998; that the total val-
ue of the estate is $13,600.00 and
that the names and addresses of
those to whom it has been assigned
by such order are:
Name Address
RICHARD P. GOODING 307
NE 351 Highway
Cross City, FL 32628
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate
of the decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the es-
tate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full
payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administration must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DE-
MANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME
PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice Is February 7,
2008

Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
LEENETTE W. MCMILLAN
Attorney at Law
Florida Bar No. 0075779
Post Office Box 1388
Mayo, FL 32066
Telephone: (386) 294 1688
Fax: (386) 294 1689
Person Giving Notice:
RICHARD P. GOODING
307 NE 351 Highway
Cross City, Florida 32628

6,7


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

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

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


Certificate No: 666
27, 2004


Description of Property:
SEE EXHIBIT "A"

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

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

WARNING: Said property being in
the County of Dixie, State of Flori-
da. Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the
property described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the highest bid-
der 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-
3000-0170

3.01 ACRES 25 9 13 LOT 17 MC-
CRABB CROSSING S/D ORB 219
P 264

Subject to the restrictions of record.

3,4,5,6

CANCELLED
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
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: 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-
300Br0050
30 10 12 LOT 5 & A PORTION
OF LOTS 6 & 7 BLK B BIG
BRADFORD S/D DESC AS
FOLLOWS; BG NW CR NE '/
3F SEC 30 RN W 549 FT RN
S 481 FT TO SW CR LOT 8
BLK E DEMORY HILL S/D RN
V 23 FT RN S 104.75 FT TO A
POINT RN S 35D E 688.41 FT
RN S 26D E 144.31 FT TO A
PIONT IN CANAL AND POB
RN N 26D E 144.31 FT TO NLY
LE OF BLK B RN S 34D E ALG
NLY LE BLK B 109.54 FT TO
NE CR LOT 5 BLK B RN S 55D
EALG SLY LE LOT 5 AND AN
EXTENSION OF SAID LE AP-
PROX 165 FTTO WATER'S
EDGE OF CANAL RN IN A NLY
DIRECTION APPRO

Subject to the restrictions of
record.

3,4,5,6


NOTICE OF INTENT TO .ties Service. This project will in-
APPLY FOR FEDERAL clude construction of improvements
ASSISTANCE to the District Water System and
will serve residents and businesses
The Suwannee Water and Sewer in the District's service area.
District, Suwannee, Florida is com- Suwannee Water & Sewer
plying with the requirements of District
7CFR 1780.19 (a) by publishing Tony Johns, General Manager
this notice of intent to apply for a
Loan and Grant from the U.S. De- 5,6
apartment of Agriculture, Rural Utili-


Legal Notice February 21, 2008, and therefore Block 12, Parcel# 14-12-10-0614-
Publicly opened on February 22, 0012-0040.
INVITATION TO BID 2008, at Horseshoe Beach City
Bid No. 001-204-08 Hall at 5:00 P.M. For additional information
Town of Horseshoe Beach Contact Beverly Miller,
Horseshoe Beach, FI Scope: The Town of Horseshoe City Clerk, Phone: 352-
Beach intends to award a contract 498-5234
Sealed bids will be received by For the demolition and removal
The City Clerk of Horseshoe Of an existing Mobile Home and 6,7
Beach until 12:00 Noon, Thursday, Attached porch only on Lot 4,


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DIXIE SCHOOLS
CELEBRATE ARBOR DAY

The Dixie School System celebrated Arbor Day on Jan-
uary 18th. Planting trees is one way we can con-
tribute to a healthy environment. We appreciate the


S. .


Florida Division of Forestry for the donation of trees
and visiting our schools to explain the importance of
planting trees and how they can contribute so much to
our eco-system.


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The first Arbor Day took place on April 10, 1872 in Ne-
braska. It was the brainchild of Julius Sterling Morton
(1832-1902), a Nebraska journalist and politician origi-
nally from Michigan. Throughout his long and produc-
tive career, Morton worked to improve agricultural
techniques in his adopted state and throughout the
United States when he served as President Grover
SCleveland's Secretary of Agriculture. His most impor-
tant legacy is Arbor Day.
Morton felt that Nebraska's landscape and economy
would benefit from the wide-scale planting of trees. He
set an example himself planting orchards, shade trees
and wind breaks on his own farm and urged his neigh-
bors to do the same. Morton's real opportunity arrived
W hen he became a member of Nebraska's state board
: of agriculture. He proposed that a special day be set


aside dedicated to tree planting and increasing aware-
ness of the importance of trees. Nebraska's first Arbor
Day was an amazing success, with more than one mil-
lion trees planted.

In the years following the first Arbor Day, Morton's
idea spread beyond Nebraska, with Kansas, Tennessee,
Minnesota and Ohio all proclaiming their Arbor Days.
Today all 50 states celebrate Arbor Day, although the
dates may vary in keeping with the local climate. Vari-
ations are celebrated as 'Greening Week' of Japan,
'The New Year's Days of Trees' in Israel, 'The Tree-lov-
ing Week' of Korea, 'The Reforestation Week' of Yu-
goslavia, 'The Students' Afforestation Day' of Iceland
and 'The National Festival of Tree Planting' in India.
Juluis Sterling Morton would be proud. Sometimes
one good idea can make a real difference.

The pictures included in this article show how much
our students and staff enjoyed the Arbor Day presenta-
tions.


School


EDUCATION BUDGET FOR 2008-2009 WILL SEE
MORE BELT TIGHTENING

From the Superintendent's Desk

This funding year for our school district was tough
enough with budget cuts mandated by the state after
our school year started, due to a lagging economy But
what is on the horizon could be the "perfect storm". In
addition to a declining state economy of over two bil-
Slion dollars, education funding in Florida now faces
another challenge.

Before almost every legislative session, the word goes
out in Tallahassee that there is no money for new edu-
cation programs. But this year is different ... there re-
ally is no money There is no question that the passage
of the Property Tax Constitutional Amendment this
past week put an even larger hole in what was already
sure to be a very lean state education budget.

House and Senate leaders have always promised to
hold schools harmless in any tax reform scheme, but
no proposal has yet surfaced that would replace public
education revenue that will be lost due to the passage
of the constitutional amendment, and coupled with
economic projections that show possible tax revenue
declines over the next couple of years, the stage is set
for that so-called "perfect storm".

Over the next five years, the Florida School Districts
are projected to lose a combined total of $2.5 billion.
However, there are no indications of how legislature is
going to replace the $2.5 billion.

The Governor has just released his proposed budget
for the 2008-2009 school year. Many legislators are al-
ready saying it is not realistic and that education
across the state can't be held harmless. Our school dis-
trict has already targeted non-essential services to cut
from our budget and will be studying deeper cuts as
our budget concerns deepen.

Our goal and number one concern is to see that ser-
vices at the classroom lev-
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Members of SMAC

Baseball Softball Schedule 2008


2/7/08 Thursday Chiefland
2/14/08Thursday Williston
2/19/08Tuesday Ft. White
2/21/08Thursday Lake Butler
2/25/08Monday Bell Away
2/26/08Tuesday Lake Butler
2/28/08Thursday Ft. White
3/6/08 Thursday Chiefland
3/7/08 Friday Trenton Home
3/10/08Monday Bell
3/20/08Thursday Williston


3/24/08

3/25/08


Tuesday: Chicken & Noo-
dles w/Hot Roll or Cheese-
burger on Bun w/Trim.,
Green Lima Beans, Fruit
Juice

Wednesday: Corndog or
Burrito w/Salsa, French
Fries, Fruit Juice, Ice
Cream

Thursday:Oven Fried
Chicken w/Hot Roll or Tuna
Salad w/Bread, Mashed
Potatoes & Gravy, Green
Beans, Chilled Fruit, Valen-
tine's Day Cake

Friday: Pizza or Manager's
Choice, Fresh Garden Salad
w/L.F Ranch Dressing or
Hot Veggie, Fruit Juice


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Monday Tuesday SMAC Tournament Championship Williston


Baseball Coach: Roger Robson
Softball Coach: Gary Jones
Principal: Beverly Baumer
Athletic Director: Richard Whittington





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RUTH RAINS MIDDLE SCHOOL
ANDERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
DIXIE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

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Laceration Repair Employment Physicals
Well Child & Newborn Care Family Planning OB Care
School & Sports Physicals School Health Services
Treatment for Asthma Preventative Health Care
SWIC Coupons Dental Services
Laboratory & X-Ray HIV Anonymous & Confidential Testing
Child and Adult Immunizations
Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation & Treatment
SKiddy Corner Play Area for Children
FREE PREGNANCY TESTS
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Board Certified Family Medicine Practitioner to Care For Adults
Medical Providers To See Your Children At School




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PLACE IN FEBRUARY

Florida's inaugural National Archery in the Schools
Program (NASP) state tournament will take place
during the last two weeks in February

At least 23 of the 104 participating NASP schools from
around the state will compete in the virtual tourna-
ment, which will allow the schools to shoot in their
own gymnasiums and mail in their scores.

Winning teams will be selected in three grade levels
with trophies and medals awarded to the schools and
team members. The highest scoring girl and boy in
the tournament each will win a Mathews-Genesis bow
and a Morrell target, said Steve Robbins, Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Re-
gional Hunter Safety coordinator.

NASP is designed to teach international-style target
archery in 4th to 12th grade physical education class-
es. NASP is a cooperative effort between the FWC
and Florida Department of Education. Physical edu-
cation teachers undergo an 8-hour NASP Basic
Archery Instructor training, and the students enjoy a
two-week archery component in their class, Robbins
said.

In February 2004, Florida became the 24th state to of-
fer the NASP training that was developed by the Ken-
tucky Department of Education and the Kentucky De-
partment of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

"The National Safety Council rates archery more ac-
cident-free than every popular ball sport, including
tennis and golf. Archery allows students to learn a
safe, lifetime skill they can practice almost anywhere.
More than 1.4 million students have participated in
NASP nationally since its inception in 2002 and there
have been no accidents," Robbins said.

For more information about getting your local school
involved in the NASP, contact Adam Young at 850-413-
0085 or Adam.Young@MyFWC.com.

"Remember, it's about kids and who knows, your
child may possess the talent to become a future
Olympic archery champion," Robbins said.


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OLD TOWN CHICKS RED
HATTERS TRAVEL AGAIN


On Jan 29th, 2008 the Old Town Chicks Red Hatters
had a nice day to travel to Lake City, do some shop-
ping before lunch and then on to the Phish Heads
Restaurant. Everyone was glad to see each other after
Christmas and all were dressed in'their red and pur-
ple. Our Queen Mother Peggy wore her purple hat
indicating it was her birthday month. We all enjoyed
our meal at Phish Heads and had good friendship.
Watch for us next month, no telling where we might
end up.





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TRAINING NOTICE
Basic Law Enforcement
Officer Course
DAYTIME LAW ENFORCEMENT Course
(approximate cost $2,168.37
due first day of class)
Money order or cashier checks are accepted
Lake City Community College does
offer financial aid and V.A. assistance.
to those who are qualified.
Beginning April 7, 2008
at.Lake City Community College,
Criminal Justice Training Center
7 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday
with some weekend training dates..
There will be a MANDATORY meeting
at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 25, 2008
for anyone requesting acceptance to this class.

Be prepared to pay for
uniforms (approximate cost is $80)

For information call Michelle Lee
Law Enforcement Program at (386) 754-4383, or
contact the Law Enforcement Program by e-mail at
leeml@lakecitycc.edu or through the Lake City
Community College Web site, www.lakecitycc.edu.

LAKE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
Criminal Justice Training Center
25030 U.S. Highway 90
Olustee, Florida 32072
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HAVEN HOSPICE MAKES A WEDDING
FOR DEVOTED CHIEFLAND COUPLE
by Diana Wayne

"He wanted to make me happy; that was his dying
wish."- Mary
Jakeway

Steve and Mary .
Jakeway of
Chiefland made
a practice of
writing notes to
each other.
"He'd leave love
notes for me on
the bedside
table," Mary
said. Steve, a
former mechan-
ic and firefight-
er who also
built cars, "pre-
tended to be big
and bad," she
added, "but he ,
had a really soft
side."
Together 22 ..
years and the
parents of three children, Mary became Steve's con-
stant caregiver when 12 years into their relationship,
he was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease (COPD), a progressive lung condition. The last
year of his life, Steve wanted more than anything to
make their union official.
"We both wanted it for a long time," said Mary, who met
Steve on a blind date. "He wanted to make me happy;
that was his dying wish."
His primary concern was Mary and their children,
Stephen, 21, Michelle, 19, and Matthew, 17. "Mary kept
him going; she was an excellent caregiver, said Anne
Stephenson, Steve's Haven Hospice social worker who
volunteered to help plan his wedding. "Mary was his
sun, moon and stars; he was very much in love with
her."
As a COPD patient, Steve suffered from extreme short-
ness of breath. When his condition worsened, Mary
called Haven Hospice to help. "I'd heard nothing but
good things about Haven," she said. His doctor adjusted
his medications and his primary nurses made sure
Steve was comfortable.
The couple looked forward to celebrating their wedding
day despite a setback: Levy County requires both part-
ners to be present at the clerk's office when applying
for a marriage license, but Steve-who had been bedrid-
den for two years-was unable to leave his home.
Stephenson learned that the Alachua County clerk's of-
fice would make an exception for the couple, so she
went to the courthouse to process the application and a
Haven Hospice volunteer provided notary services at
no charge.
Once that was resolved, a team of Haven Hospice em-
ployees and volunteers led by Stephenson swooped into
action to do all they could to help Mary and Steve. Staff
and volunteers at the Haven Hospice Attic Resale Store
in Gainesville helped Mary select a wedding gown,
shoes and jewelry, as well as a suit for Steve. An em-
ployee volunteered to bake their wedding cake, and a
hospice chaplain performed the ceremony
"If it weren't for Haven Hospice," said Mary, "we would-
n't have gotten married. What they did for us was in-
credible, way beyond what we ever expected.
"Just knowing they were there for me-24/7-that's really
all I needed," Mary said. "If I needed help in the middle
of the night, I could call a nurse and talk.
"Steve died exactly as he wanted to, here at home, with
his family by his side and me holding his hand," she
added. "He died with dignity"

Donations to the Haven Hospice Attic Resale Store sup-
port unfunded patient care and programs for many
families with challenging circumstances.

ROCK SINK BAPTIST CHURCH
HOMECOMING
FEBRUARY17, 2008
Homecoming at Rock Sink Baptist Church is set for Febru-
ary 17th during the morning worship service. Former
members and friends will be afforded the opportunity to
get to know all the new members during the noon meal.
Something new for this year! Services will begin at 10:00
in the sanctuary for fellowship and special music. Part of
the music will be old favorites selected by you. There will
also be music by our own Rock Bottom Singers (Doreen
Ganus Lamb, Cherie Bush Norton, Freddie Fletcher, and
Terry Cranford). Place your food in the fellowship hall
and come join us in the sanctuary. If you wait until 11:00
to arrive, you will miss much of the fellowship, music,
and fun.
Come join in the excitement as our Pastor, Brother Terry
Cranford, bring's Gods message into our lives. You will
truly receive a blessing. If you do not have a Church
home, we welcome you to join our family.


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School.
Another reminder to make sure you keep a tag on your dog.
We are getting many people wb are looking for their lost dog that
did not have a tag on the dog. It is.so important to get these lost
pets back home and a tag could accomplish that.
We have many dogs to choose from so come out to our pet
adoptions this Saturday at CITGO gas station in Old Town from
12:30 to 400 p.m. and meet them all.
Dixie County Humane Society, Po Box 192, Old Town, FL
32680 Pamela Swanson 542-1081

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To support the Humane Society of Levy County, Inc.,
Chris Cagle will be appearing in concert at the Bron-
son Youth League, 200 Picnic Street, in Bronson on Feb-
ruary 23, 2008.

It'll be an all day event that includes a sanctioned BBQ
cook off, a K-9 performance, a silent auction including
NASCAR memorabilia, a classic car show, and games
for the kids.

Tickets are on Sale at Bronson Town Hall and
Chiefland Farm Supply

MCCALL'S DINNER THEATER



Our fifth annual Dinner Theater will be held on Feb-
ruary 16 for your enjoyment. The meal will be
served from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm, with the program
starting at 7:00 pm.

Tickets are $6.00 for adults and children over six.
Six years and younger the tickets willb e $3.00. To
help us in preparing the food for your visit a reserva-
tion is preferred. To reserve your place contact a
member of the church, or call Pastor Fred Taylor at
386-935-0595.

McCall's Chapel United Methodist is located at 7755
South SR 349. That is one mile north of Dixie Coun-
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STATE PARK TO COMMEMO-
RATE CIVIL WAR BATTLE
-Event highlights historic Civil War
battle through reenactment-
OLUSTEE -The Florida Department of Envi-
ronmertal Protection's Olustee Battlefield
Historic State Park will host the 32nd Annu-
al Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee,
February 15 17, 2008, sponsored by the
Florida Park Service, the Olustee Battle-
field Citizens Support Organization, the
U.S. Forest Service and the Blue-Grey
Army, Inc.
The Battle of Olustee, which was
fought on February 20, 1864, was the
largest Civil War Battle in Florida.
Full-scale artillery, mounted cavalry and
three African American regiments, in-
cluding the 54th Massachusetts took part
in the fighting. The Battle resulted in 2,807
casualties anda victory for the C6ibfedera-
cy.
More than 2,000 living history reenactors will gather
the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park to present
historically accurate portrayals of the war. Medical
demonstrations, period music concerts, military
camps and drills and the lives of both soldiers and
civilians will be presented by reenactors.


The weekend will feature a Civil War-era battle reen-
actment on Saturday, February 16, at 3:30
p.m. and the 32nd Annual Reenactment of
the Battle of Olustee on Sunday, February
17, at 1:30 p.m. On Friday, February 15, ed-
ucational programs are planned for both
public and private school students.
School groups may contact Mitzi Nelson
at (386) 397-7005 to register for the
event. The fee for Friday will be $1.00
S ner person.
Admission on Saturday and Sunday
will be $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for
children. Pre-school aged chil-
Ndren are free. Food concessions
will be available. Pets are not al-
lowed at the Olustee Battlefield
historic State Park during the
reenactment. For more informa-
tion, visit the Website www.Flori-
daStateParks.org/Olustee or
www.battleofolustee.org
The reenactment will take place:
8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
February 15 17. 2007
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park
Olustee, Florida
U. S. 90
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on ground water for all or part of their water supply
through privately owned household wells or ground-
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With all those wells come lots of questions about prop-
er well construction, maintenance, water quality and
ground water protection. Answers to many of these
questions can be found at the National Ground Water
Association (NGWA) Web site, Wellowner.org
(www.wellowner.org).

Wellowner.org includes practical information on:
Well basics
Well maintenance
Water quality
How to find a water well contractor
Ground water

"Every day, Americans use 3.5 billion gallons of ground
water from household wells," said Kevin McCray, exec-
utive director of the NGWA. "Yet, many well owners
know very little about well basics. Wellowner.org pro-
vides a place where well owners can learn more about
the importance of well maintenance, water testing and
ground water protection."

The web site provides practical information on what's
involved in a proper well checkup by a contractor, caus-
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FLORIDA'S COLLEGE GOAL:
PUT MORE FREE MONEY IN STUDENTS' POCKETS
ANNUAL COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY PROGRAM EXPANDS TO
HELP MORE COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS QUALIFYFOR
FINANCIAL AID

Lake City, Fla. The Florida Department of Education
(DOE) is working to break down financial barriers for
Florida students who want to go to college. For the
third year in a row, Florida is hosting College Goal
Sunday a free statewide event that provides expert as-
sistance filling out the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA), a form needed to receive federal
and state financial aid for college tuition. Lake City
Community College's (LCCC) program will be held at
the Dixie County High School Library on Sunday, Feb-
ruary 24, 2-5 p.m.

This program launched this program to help students
who dream of going to college gain better access to mil-
lions of dollars in financial aid. In just one day, anyone
who.wants to learn about the financial aid process can
get one-on-one help from the experts.

When you register you will receive a ticket for a $500
scholarship at the end of College Goal Sunday There
will be a drawing and you must be present to win.

Not only will students have a chance to win an on-site
scholarship, they'll also receive credible and reliable
information about grants, work study programs and
scholarships to pay for college. Several companies are
now using heavy television and radio advertisements
to promise money for college tuition. Students or their
parents may be tempted by these offers.

Some programs saddle students with high-interest
loans, which have to be paid back. This program is de-
signed to help Florida's college bound students qualify
for as much free money as they can through state and
federal funds that don't come with a hefty price tag.

According to the Florida Office of Student Financial
Assistance, college-bound students who complete the
FAFSA could qualify for thousands of dollars in federal
and state need-based financial aid.

In addition, national data provided by the Lumina
Foundation shows that a large number of students
who qualify for financial aid are not completing their
FAFSA accurately and on time, which decreases
their funding options. This is particularly-true among
students from low-income and minority households, or
who are the first in their family to attend college.

To reach students from diverse backgrounds, the DOE
is working with a number of community groups and
multicultural organizations across the state to pro-
mote Florida's College Goal Sunday events. These
groups include the Boys and Girls Club, the Florida
High School Athletic Association and ENLACE a
community-focused initiative
designed to increase the number
Sof minority students going to
college.


Tri-County Primary Care welcomes nationally published

specialist Dr. Joel K. Shugar to Cross City.

Dr. Shugar will be in Cross City for one day only -


Last year more than 4,600 stu-
dents and families participated
in College Goal Sunday events
and many were from low-income
and minority households. With
help from its community part-
ners, Florida's community col-
leges, some universities and
high schools, the DOE expects to
exceed that number the weekend
of February 24.
Money is available for college,
but if you've never been
through the financial aid
process, it can be overwhelming.
Florida's College Goal Sunday
program is back to give students
help in navigating the process.

For more information contact Debbie
Tunsil, director of financial aid, via e-
mail at tunsild@lakecitycc.edu or by
calling (386) 754-4283.

SUNDAY DINNER
BUFFET
ALL YOU CAN EAT $9.00
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2008
12:00 NOON 3:00 PM;

FUNDRAISER AT
LILES FELLOWSHIP HALL
CROSS CITY FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
ACROSS FROM CITY PARK

MENU:
BAKED CHICKEN
BARBEQUE PORK
HOMEMADE MACARONI & CHEESE
COLE SLAW
POTATO SALAD
CHUCK WAGON BEAN BAKE
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FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS!

There will be free "Introduction to Microsoft Word"
workshops held on Thursday, February 21st, 2008, at
the Dixie County Public Library. These free workshops
are designed for the beginner computer user. Class
size is limited so call 352.498.1219 or stop by the library
to find out times and sign up.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC

HEARINGS CONCERNING

AMENDMENTS TO THE TEXT

OF THE DIXIE COUNTY

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, SERVING AS THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD OF
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THE LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY OF
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant
to Sections 163.3161 through 163.3215, Florida Statutes, and the Dixie
County Land Development Regulations, as amended, hereinafter referred
to as the Land Development Regulations, objections, recommendations
and comments concerning the amendments, as described below, will be
heard by the Board of County Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida,
serving as the Planning and Zoning Board of Dixie County, Florida, and
the Local Planning Agency of Dixie County, Florida, hereinafter referred to
as the Board of County Commissioners, serving as the Planning and
Zoning Board and the Local Planning Agency, at public hearings on Feb-
ruary 21, 2008, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matters can be
heard, in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, County
Courthouse, located at 401 North Cedar Street, Cross City, Florida.
(1) CPA 08-1, an application by the Board of County Commissioners, to
amend the text of the Comprehensive Plan, by amending Policy 1.1.2 of
the Future Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan, Objectives and
Policies for Urban Development Areas, by adding a residential medium
high density land use classiflqation with a density of less than or equal to
12.0 dwelling units per acre; iendirig Policy IX.6.5 of the Coastal Man-
ageaent Erremnntwf the Cotmr lIiQi 'la Q')o gefi* e allowable
density from 4 dwelling units per acre when served by a public water sys-
tem to 12 dwelling units per acre when served by both central water and
central sanitary sewer systems; and adding a new Policy IX.6.6 of the
Coastal Management Element of the Comprehensive Plan requiring all
development within the Coastal High Hazard Area to connect to a central
potable water system when available and permitting only performance
based septic systems that can produce a treatment standard of 10 mil-
ligrams per liter of nitrogen or less to be installed in new construction or
replacement of a failed septic tank system, when a central sanitary sewer
system is not available.
(2) CPA 08-2, an application by the Board of County Commissioners, to
amend the text of the Comprehensive Plan, by adding Policies 1.9.3
through 1.9.9 to the Future Land Use Element of the Comprehensive
Plan, to protect and preserve historic resources located within the Coun-
ty; by adding Policies V.2.16 through V.2.18 to the Conservation Element
of the Comprehensive Plan, to ensure the quality of surface waters; by
adding Policies V.4.10 through V.4.15 to the Conservation Element of the
Comprehensive Plan, to acquire land for the conservation of environmen-
tally sensitive areas and native vegetative communities and to manage
natural areas and open space; by adding V.6.3 to identify natural wildlife
corridors to connect wildlife habitats; by renumbering Policy VI.3.3 to
VI.3.4 and adding a new Policy VI.3.3 to the Recreation and Open Space
Element of the Comprehensive Plan, to adopt level of service standards
for local and regional park minimum acreage requirements; by adding
Objective VI.5 and Policy VI.5.1 to the Recreation and Open Space Ele-
ment of the Comprehensive Plan, to ensure public access to recreation
sites and water bodies; by adding Objective VI.6 and Policy V1.6.1 to the
Recreation and Open Space Element of the Comprehensive Plan, to
adopt and maintain a Master Greenway Plan Map that includes existing
and proposed recreation trail systems and conservation greenways; and
to acquire available abandoned railroad right-of-way; by adding Objective
VIII.10 and Policy Vlll.10.1 to the Intergovemmental Coordination Ele-
ment of the Comprehensive Plan, to coordinate with the appropriate
agencies for protecting and managing the County's natural resources;
and by adding Policy IX.1.5 to the Coastal Management Element of the
Comprehensive Plan, to prohibit development activity on submerged
lands containing seagrass habitat, and to restore seagrass habitat cover-
age.
The public hearings may be continued to one or more future date. Any
interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any con-
tinuation of the public hearings shall be announced during the public
hearings and that no further notice concerning the matters will be pub-
lished, unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the
date of the above referenced public hearings.
At the aforementioned public hearings, all Interested parties may appear
and be heard with respect to the amendments.
Copies of the amendments are available for public inspection at the Of-
fice of the Land Development Regulation Administrator, located on 405
Southeast 22nd Avenue, Cross City, Florida, during regular business
hours.
All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made
at the above referenced public hearings, they will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings Is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.


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In Closing


TIME WARP: A DIXIE COUNTY HISTORY


Thefollowing is a reprint from
the March 16, 1951 edition of the
Dixie County Advocate, and was
a part of Linnie C. Ange's collec-
tion of memorabilia. Ms. Ange
died at the age of 96, the article
was provided by H.E Jones and
was submitted by Ms. Ange's
nephew, Billy Chauncy. We were
reminded of this article by the
lovely Mrs. Cindy Bellot. Thank
you!

Dixie County, comprising the
area between the Steinhatchee
River on the West and the
Suwannee River on the East, has
an interesting historical and leg-
endary background. The descen-
dants of the early settlers tell of
Indian life, Civil War days, re-
construction, and their effects
on this area.
According to legend, the first
white man to enter this territory
was a young fellow named
George Miller who came here
from North Carolina in 1820. He
soon became a close friend of
Suwannee and Bowlegs, sons of
the Indian Chief Tigertail, the
supreme chief of all the land ex-
tending from Lake Miccosukee
to the Suwannee River. Chief
Tigertail and his Squaw, Talla-


McQueen Chaires. When Mr.
Miller returned to North Caroli-
na he took the slaves with him
because the Indians did not
know how to handle them.
It was during this time that Gen-
eral Andrew Jackson came into
the picture. He met the Semi-
noles at Fort Fannin in what is
known as the "Battle of Old
Town." Bowlegs and his war-
riors bitterly resisted Jackson
but to no avail. The defeat of the
Seminoles at this battle some-
what broke their fighting spirit
and power. Jackson then pur-
sued Billy Bowlegs through the
swamps and eventually met him
in battle again in the cabbage
swamps of Dixie County, at
Bowlegs Point, now Jena.
Bowlegs and his depleted forces
were captured at the southern
end of Big Rocky creek. This
campaign ended the Indian wars
in this part of Florida. The area
round Big Rocky creek associat-
ed with the story that pirate gold
was buried there. As far as we
know, Suwannee and his Squaw
continued to dwell peacefully in
this section.
The population in this area, fol-
lowing the Seminole Wars, was
quite sparse. It was comprised of


iged Cypress Trees m Dixie County Florida- From FL. Photo Col.-
le trees are deadened 6 to 12 months before cutting. This dries out
tree and makes it much lighter, easier to handle and prevents
king. The cuts are three to four inches deep, above the butt swell."


hassee, had settled in the region
around Lake Miccosukee near
whatis now Tallahassee, Flori-
da.
The Indians agreed to grant
Miller land for settlement and
Chief Tigertail sent his son,
Suwannee, with Miller down to
the Suwannee River to help him
choose a place. Enroute they
stopped with Bowlegs on the
Steinhatchee River, some 30
miles west of the Suwannee Riv-
er. Suwannee told Miller when
he reached the Suwannee River
to climb the tallest hickory tree
and look North, East, South, and
West, and to locate a tree in each
of these directions. All of the
land within the range of the
trees spotted was given to Miller.
The land was cleared with slave
labor brought in from North
Carolina and Alabama by way of
the St. Marks River. They plant-
ed corn and peanuts and raised
cattle and hogs. Ten years later,
in 1830, Miller fell ill with malar-
ia and sent word to Chief Tiger-
tail who sent a brave to
Brunswick, Georgia with a mes-
sage to be relayed to Miller's fa-
ther in North Carolina. The fa-
ther arrived three days before
George died. The Indians offered
to give Mr. Miller all of the land
formerly owned by his son if he
would stay with them. Mr. Miller
refused the land and chose to re-
turn to North Carolina to bury
his son. The Indians, however,
would not let him take his son's
body home for burial because
they believed his spirit could
still direct them. The father re-
turned home alone and bought a
marble monument and iron
fence, which was, shipped down
the St. Marks River. Mr. Miller
met the boat with two wagons
each being drawn by four oxen.
In two weeks the monument had
reached the grave of George
Miller at Old Town. It can be
seen on the land now owned by


a few Spanish and British set-
ters in addition to the Indians.
Families from the Carolina,
Georgia, and Alabama came by
way of the Old Spanish Trail be-
fore the Civil war and brought
hundreds of slaves with them.
The slaves cleared many acres of
farmland now in use. Among
these families were the Cotrells,
Langs, McCartys, McQueens,
and Taylors. In 1854, Mr. James
McQueen bought
the land at Old
Town formerly
owned by Miller.
Mr. Tom Peter
Chaires married
one of James Mc-
Queen's daughters.
The descendants of
this family are
prominent Old
Town residents to-
day
Settlers following
the Civil War in-
cluded the Wards,
the Butlers and the
Hines. The white
population from
this time through
the 1880's was not
more than a few
hundred. The im-
migrants settled
mostly along the
Suwannee River at
that time the chief
highway of trade.
Trading posts, general stores,
and post offices were estab-
lished. Merchandise was
brought in by steamboats plying
the river. Among the boats that .
played a part in the commerce of
Dixie County were the "City of
Hawkinsville," the "City of Jack-
sonville," and the "Belle of the
Suwannee." The remains of the
"City of Hawkinsville" is sub-
merged below the Suwannee
River Bridge at Old Town.
Madison, now known as Madi-
son, Florida, was the chief trade


center of the area comprising all
of the present Dixie, Lafayette,
and Madison counties and part
of Taylor county. The settlers
went by oxcart once a year over
the Old Salt Road to get sup-
plies. This road, which is still
used, led from Madisonville to
Horseshoe Beach in lower Dixie
County People went to Horse-
shoe and boiled salt from the
gulf water nearby. It took about
two weeks to make a gallon of
salt. Remains of the old salt fur-
naces may still be seen. Another
trail from Horseshoe Beach to
Fort Fannin was blazed by An-
drew Jackson. Three miles east
of Horseshoe Beach on the Old
Jackson Trail is the place where
Jackson watered his horses. It
was used as a wagon road later
by Dan Butler and his family
and others who traveled the
route for supplies and equip-
ment.
The leading industries at that
time were commercial fishing,
the cutting and sale of cedar to
be exported, and a little farming
and stock raising.
As in all frontier settlements,
the social affairs were
logrolling, quilting parties, com-
munity picnics, and on special
occasions, excursions by steam-
boat down the Suwannee River.
It was about this time that a Mr.
Ward and his companion did
missionary work in this area.
Cross City, at that time, went by
the name of Cross Roads, be-
cause it was the place where the
Old Spanish Trail from Pensaco-
la to St. Augustine crossed the
Old Salt Road from Madisonville
to Horseshoe Beach. The first
store was operated by George
Martin, a Baptist minister. Mr.
Key from Branford and Mr.
Hurst later opened stores at the
Cross Roads. The first Post Of-
fice was at Hitchcock, the pre-
sent Eugene, named for the man
who was Postmaster General at
that time. Mail was brought in
weekly by horse and buggy from
Branford. The post office was
set up in 1908 and operated by
,Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Mathis in
their general store.
What was called the "Singing
House" was perhaps.the first
building at Cross Roads. John
Edwards, an early doctor, who
practiced gratis, was the leader
of the popular singing school. A
tuning fork was used to obtain
the pitch.
Schoolteachers in the 1890's
were paid by the patrons and
boarded from house to house di-
viding the term of three to five
months. There were no grade
classifications of the students.
Progress was often estimated by
the number of words a student
could spell in the "Blue Back
Speller." One of the first teach-
ers in this area was Zack Jones.
Around 1898, William Cullen
Edwards was teaching south of
Old Town. For several years
school was held in any vacant
building that was at all suitable.
The first school taught in Cross
City, still called Cross Roads,
was a one-teacher school estab-
lished in 1907 and taught by
Mrs. Susie Lee Edwards. This
school was on the site of one of
Mr. Will Chavous' houses. An-
other early school was at Sand
Hill. Indian relics may still be
found there.
In 1910, Lafayette County was
separated from Madison County.
About 1912, a bond issue was
floated and several one-teacher
schools were built. These build-
ings were white with a green
trim. The main duty of the Su-
perintendent of Schools was the
visiting of schools. The first con-
solidated school in this area was
at Old Town in 1915. Work in the


first ten grades was covered.
Most of the students came from
Old Town and the section known
as the First District. Soon after
1915 Bowlegs school was consoli-
dated with Jena.
Early churchservices were held
in the homes but according to
the testimony of the old settlers,
Mr. Tom Webb formally held
church services in the Cross
Roads School building in 1908.
In 1912, Dixie County separated
from Lafayette County and Cross
Roads became the county seat.


The name Cross Roads as record-
ed in the old documents, was
then officially changed to Cross
City
Early Dixie County History
About Schools, Logging, Lumber
and Nature-based Attractions


School now are Jena with eight
grades; Old Town with six
grades; Demory Hill with five
grades; and the Cross City Ele-
mentary School with six grades.
Dixie County today comprises
an area of 454,000 acres. 400,000


The Old Town Ferry yes-, lerry!) in 195b


Mr. WR. Fletcher, who had
served eight years as Superin-
tendent of Lafayette County
Schools, became the first Super-
intendent of Public Instruction
at a salary of $100.00 per month.
Salaries for teachers averaged
about $500.00 per year. Schools
existing at the organization of
the county were Old Town, with
two teachers and the following
one-teacher schools: Jena, Sum-
merville, Eugene, Hill,
,Hines, Pine Hill, Rock
Sink, Butler, Fletcher,
Shirred Island, Demory
Hill, Futch, Fayet-
teville, and Cross City.
The Cross City School
was considered one of
the most modern
schools in this section.
It was the only building -
with glass windows ex-
cept the railroad sec-
tion houses. Cross City
School also had wall


acres
are year-around or part time
marshes with 354,000 acres being
forest covered. Eighty-five per
cent of all the land in Dixie
County is owned by large
landowners or corporations, and
only fifteen per cent owned by
individuals. The taxable wealth
of the county is estimated at
$3,200.000. The population ac-
cording to the 1950 census is
3,911. Throughout the county are


The C.A.A. Station situated east
of Cross City, employees six peo-
ple and operates on a twenty-
four hour schedule. This station
clears the air lanes for travel at
an altitude up to 30,000 feet.
Weather reports are made every
hour. The nighttime range for
air clearance is 1,000 miles; the
daytime range is 150 miles. As
many as six planes may be
cleared at once to prevent planes
from colliding on the main air
route from Tallahassee to Tam-
pa. This station was an ad-
vanced fighter base during
World War II.
Dixie County logging operations
are undertaken by private con-
cerns. The moss factory where
green moss is prepared for ship-
ment is an industry formed by a
small group of Cross City busi-
nessmen. Turpentine by-prod-
ucts are extracted from pine
stumps by the rosin mill at
Shamrock, which employs from
ten to fifteen men. Perpetual
Forests, Inc., is operated for the
purpose of reseeding the forest-
lands and allowing trees to grow
to commercial size.
The farmlands of the county are
mostly around Old Town and in
the First District. Peanuts and
tobacco are the principal crops.
The cattle industry is fast com-
ing to the front in Dixie County.
Horseshoe, Suwainee, and Jena
are coastal fishing communities.
Hines is a private community


-5


maps and the students .
sat at double desks. ".-. .
Following W.R.Fletcher ---
as county Superinten-
dent came W D. Fin-
layson, W.E Hill, Ollie T.-
Williams, and again Members ol the Ski Devils Club of Moultrie, Georgia parasailmg under the Suwannee
WE Hill, the present in- River Bridge in 1961. Florida Photographic Collection.
cumbent. the numerous settlements, the owned and operated by the P.C.
In 1925 the School Board con- largest of these being Cross City Crapps Corporation, whose busi-
structed a temporary wooden and Old Town. The smaller set- ness is logging crosstie cutting,
building for a high school in elements include Horseshoe pulp wood production, and cattle
Cross City Professor Fulford Beach, Jena, Hines, Suwannee, raising.
Morgan was the first high school Shamrock, Eugene, and Sum- Some of the interesting attrac-
principal. The program of stud- merville. The principal indus- tions in Dixie County are the
ies covered twelve grades. The tries today are commercial fish- Suwannee River Jungle Drive
East of Old Town
and the Suwannee
Gables dwelling,
A.. which was an ear-
Sg l o ly landmark. Each
S. .. year many
S, hunters and fish-
ermen are attract-
S. ed to Dixie Coun-
ty because of the
ample supply of
wildlife, which
abounds in the
.- hammocks in the
area known as Bil-
ly Bowlegs Gar-
r .-den, and in the
_r numerous lakes
;.7 "and rivers of the
couny.US High-
-. way, No. 19 passes
,. through Cross
,..City and is a di-
rect route from
Mules hauling logs rom a Dixie County logging site using high-wheelers Chicago to South
Florida. A radio
present Dixie County High ing, farming; logging, raising communications station operat-
School building was erected in cattle; moss gathering, lumber- ed by the Florida Highway Pa-
1928 with J.P. Maynard as princi- ing, and the manufacturer of trol is located'directly opposite
pal: The succession of principals turpentine by-products. the Dixie County High School
since that time has been as fol- At present, Cross City has a pop- Building.


lows: C.J. Bowman, WB. Feagle,
Sam H. Moorer, J.M Davies, Lea-
mon Wood, E.A. Davis and A.M
Simpson.
From 1941 to 1944, consolidation


of elementary schools took place
on a large scale in Dixie County
The first to be consolidated
were: Butler, Eugene, Rock Sink,
Pine Hill, and Hill Schools, and
the Negro schools of Old Town,
Eugene, Camp 36 and 21, Mallory
Camp, and Stockade. In 1949
Hines Negro school was the last
to be closed by consolidation.
The seventh and eighth grades
from Old Town were brought to
Cross City in 1949. Feeder
schools to Dixie County High


ulation of about 1600. It is the
trading center for most of the
county Affecting the trade of
the community are payrolls
from various concerns. These
include: Shamrock
Properties, Shamrock
SLumber Company
*- .-, Florida Forest Service,
i< a wholesale fish house,
the Civil Aeronautics
V Administration Station,
iSouthern Chemical
D Company, a moss facto-
ry, Perpetual Forest,
Inc., logging, and cross-
tie industries.
Shamrock Lumber Com-
pany employs thirty
workers with a weekly
payroll of about $900.00.
Lumber is sold both
wholesale and retail.
Many more workers are
required to bring the
logs from the forest to
the mill. Shamrock
Properties and Sham-
rock Lumber Company
occupy the original site
of the Putnam Lumber
Company At the time of
peak operation, the Put-
nam Lumber Company
was the largest cypress mill in
the world.
Florida Forestry Service main-
tains and operates a forestry sta-
tion west of Shamrock for the
purpose of protecting forest-
lands of this county and adjoin-
ing counties. There are 482,055
acres of land under the protec-
tion of this station. Thirty-five
men are employed. A wholesale
fish house handles thousands of
pounds of salt-water fish and
other seafood weekly


The many
churches
S : in Cross
S City afford
< s an opportu-
nity for al-
most every
citizen to
enter into
Mary Lynn andoy- spiritual
ryn L tand loy- Ifellowship
dean Kight, 1954 in fellowship
Horseshoe Beach according to
the dictates
of his own conscience.
Civic organizations in the com-
munity include a Lions Club, a
Rotary Club, a Chamber of Com-
merce, and a Woman's Club. Fra-
ternal orders include the Mason-
ic order and the Order of the
Eastern Star.
The citizens of Dixie County
take an active part in the Suwan-
nee River Valley Development
Association. According to the
plans of this association, Dixie
County has a bright and progres-
sive future. There is an active
America Legion Post and an
alert P-TA that is ever aware of
the problems concerning pupil
welfare.
The center of activity for the
younger people is the Dixig
County High School where activ-
ities are planned with the pur-
pose of improving the use of
leisure time as well as for men-
tal, physical, and moral develop-
ment. The high school has an en-
rollment of 310 students and a
modern curriculum, including
social studies, English, mathe-
matics, science, art, commercial
training, physical education,
agricultural training and music.




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