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2007 Dixie County Advocate Vol 86. No."


Briefs


GAS

GOUGING:

As of Monday
morning, the
Attorney General's
Office had received
ten reports of
gasoline
price-gouging in
Dixie County. Two
were received from
Gilchrist, 16 from
Alachua and 10
from Levy. None
from Taylor or
Lafayette Counties
were reported.



CITY

ELECTION

RESULTS:


Kay Harden
Clay Locklear
Marcellus Dawson
Rick Gooding
Dot Smith
Scott Gantt


Crane falls on house


A tree trimming
crane fell onto
Old Town Up-
holstery's building
near Willow Hole
road at 194 NE 597
Street on Wednesday
afternoon. The prop-
erty owner stated
that he hired a tree
company to remove
trees, that was appar-
ently operated with a
leased crane, and
that may be a sub-
company of Mac
Johnson Roofing.
Waylon Clark of Old
Town and Walter
Carranza of Trenton
were treated at
Shands for minor, in-
juries. The property
owner also told the Advo-
cate that he was
having difficulty in
obtaining insurance in-
formation on the crane
from the tree company

Witnesses told the inves-


tigating Deputy that a
commercial crane was be-
ing used to stabilize sec-
tions of a large live oak.
tree that Was being re-
moved. During this
process the weight of the
tree apparently exceeded
the counter-weight of the


truck-crane and caused
the crane topple onto the
building, thereby destroy-
ing the building and
much of the contents.
Although the shop was
destroyed, the Upholstery
business is still open.


Hornets sting Bears


192
180
231
187
219
190


Both Amendments
Passed


Thu 82/61 ..
9/25 A'.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the low 8Cs
and lows in the low 60s.

Fri 85/62
9/26
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 8Cs
and lows in the low 60s.

Sat 86/63 -
9/27
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the
mid 80s and lows In the low 60s.

Sun 88/66
9/28
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the
upper 80s and lows in the mid 60s.

Mon 87/7
9/29 87/67
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the
upper 80s and lows in the upper
60s.


fby John Kelley
he'Lafayette Hor-
nets defeated the
IT Bears 46-28 at the
Dixie County Sports
Complex last Friday,'
night. The Bears, still.
reeling from a loss to
Newberry last week,
elected to receive the
opening kick off. The


Bear offense used 10 plays
to put Rodney Scott in the
end zone to draw first
blood for the Bears. Zak
Cassidy kicked in the ex-
tra point to put the Bears
out 7-0.

The Hornets came back
and used five plays to tie
the score, from that the


Hornets scored on a fum-
bled Dixie County ball
late in the first quarter.
The Bears came back at
the Hornets during the
opening of the second
quarter, when Keen hand-
ed off to Scott, where he
made for the goal.

See BEARS, page 5


New day care causes stir

at Council meeting


INDEX
2..........Viewpoints
3...Law Enforcement
4.Announcements
5................Football
6................ Local
7.................L....Local
8.....................Local
9...............Stuff to Do
10...........Real Estate
11............Classifieds
12................Legals
13................Legals
14.....O.0bits & faith
15.......Entertainment
16..........In Closina


, l t was standing room
only at the Cross City
Council meeting on
Monday evening. Cross
City residents turned out
in force to oppose Rick
and Rita Harris' special
exception permit for a
new'day care facility to
be built on CR 351 near
Cross City Rehabilitation.

The citizens' primary
concern was that a new
modern privately-owned
facility with high-quality
curriculum would draw
students from the pub-
uH^IT sa^ J^^ aI^ O4t


program lo-
cated on
Oliver Street,
and jeo-
pordize its
funding. 'All
of us are for
progress,"
stated Dol-
phus Pep-
pers, "but
we're here to
uphold what
we already
have."


Retiring Councilman
Herbert Hurst explained
that it was his under-
standing that the pro-
posed facility would not
be state-funded, no-cost
day care like the Oliver
Street facility, but would
be paid for by parents
and that it would draw
students from a different
group of children than


Head Start. This com-
ment was attacked as by
Carolyn Buggs as "bring-
ing race" into the debate.
Councilman Hurst ex-
plained that until Ms.
Buggs brought it up, race
had not been a part of the
discussion.

See DAY CARE, page 13


Old Town, Florida- On
Sunday, September 21,
2008 at approximately
7:49 pm, the Dixie County
Sheriff's Office, Commu-
nications Center received
a 911 call in reference to
an unresponsive white
male at 94 SE 452 Street
in Old Town.

Witnesses.told the inves-
tigating Deputy that the
victim, Carl U. Thomas,
age 29 of Cross City, went
to the shed to do laundry
and when Thomas did
not return, they became
concerned and went to
check on Thomas and
found him unresponsive
on the floor, apparently
electrocuted.


Old Town, Florida- An af-
ternoon traffic stop by the
Dixie County Sheriff's Of-,
fice, on September 17, 2008
at 4:02 pm, resulted in the
arrest of two
individuals for-
Possession of
Listed Chemi-
cals and other
charges.

Deputies and
Investigators
with the Dixie
and Levy Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office stopped
a Pick-up in Old Tbwn
based on knowledge that-
the driver had
an active war -..
rant. The vehi-
cle and the occu-
pants had been
under surveil-
lance after they .
purchased pseu-
doephedrine,
propane and lye
from numerous
stores in the Tri-County
area, all of which are
items that are used in the
manufacturing of


by John Kelley
tae JV Bears sus-
(Itained a loss to the
. Newberry Panthers
Thursday night in
front of a home crowd.
The final score was Pan-
thers 12, Bears 0. The
Panthers attached early
in the first quarter scor-
ing all of their points be-
fore the second quarter. .
The JV Bears hung tough
with a good defensive ef-
fort, to thwart anymore
scoring by the cats
through the rest of the
game. On the other hand,
the offense could not get
their attack on track and
failed to add any Dixie
points to the board.

Although the offense
failed to score, they did


They immediately began
CPR and summoned for
assistance. The Dixie
County pMS arrived and
transported Thomas to
the Old Town Helipad,
where he was pro-
nounced dead a short
time after arriving.

Testing determined that
the electrical system did
not meet current stan-
dards and the appliance
itself was energized.

It appears that this is an
unfortunate accident.
The tentative cause of
death is positional as-
phyxiation with the con-
tributing cause of elec-
trocution.


methamphetamine. A
search of the vehicle re-
vealed 174 pseu-
doephedrine pills in mul-,
tiple packages, two:
propane tanks, a
bottle of lye and
several metham-
phetamine smok-
ing devices. .

Arrested was
Melisa Butler, age
39 and Ronald
Robert Stephen-
son, age 43 both
of Cross City. Butler was
charged with possession
of listed, chemicals, pos-
session of drug
paraphernalia
and a Levy Coun-
ty warrant for Pe-
'tit Theft.
Stephenson was
charged with pos-
session of listed
chemicals and
possession of
drug parapherna-
lia. Both are being held at
the Dixie County Jail on
no bond.


manage to control posses-
- sion of the ball through-
out the second half of the
game, thus contributing
to the defense's effort,to
prevent any more scoring
by the Panthers, and for
that, they should be com-
mended. Late in the
fourth quarter, the Bears
blocked a punt and recov-
ered the ball well within
Panther territory, but
failed to gain momentum
to'turn the tide. In the fi-
nal minutes of the game
incomplete passes fin-
ished the Bears chances,
and Newberry took home
the victory Next week the
JV team takes on the
Williston Red Devil
squad, at home in Cross
City so come on out and
support the team.


29 year old Dixie Man

found dead


Meth-making bust


JV Bears lose to Newberry


rullurt-Rumumule. net








Thursday, September 25, 2008


www. dcadvocate.net


Viewpoints


Something
more absurd


Just when you think you've heard it all, someboc
comes up With something more absurd. It's been:g
ing on forever, or at least since anybody bothered
writing this stuff down. Examples abound, but let
settle for a few of the more recent.
For openers, how much would you be willing to p
for a bottle of tap water? In New York City, one gu
has managed to make money selling a 20 ounce bo
.of city water for a buck-fifty I wouldn't pay that
much for a bottle of beer if I thought it was brewer
with NYC tap water! But what he's doing is legal.
licensed, and he even runs the stuff through an "o
mosis filter," for whatever that does to enhance th
flavor. Well, if there are people willing to pay the
price, knowing what they're getting, more power t
him.
Speaking of more power to.him, some bozo across
the pond in jolly olde England got 11,000 volts for ]
trouble when he tried to steal some copper cable f
a live source of electricity Not a good move. We al
know that copper is worth a lot of money these da
but that copper which is intended for individual e
richment is usually minted as coins, not used to s
port a national power grid. Next time, try stealing
from some kid's piggy bank... oh, never mind. The
will be no next time for this guy. He didn't even ha
insulated handles on his wire cutters. And to thin
they reproduce (only not this one, not anymore).
Back on this side of the Atlantic, we have'a cand
date for state attorney general in Vermont (some-
times referred to as "California East") who promi
that, if she's elected, she will prosecute President
Bush for murder. Golly, I'll bet George W. is shakii
in his boots!
"Progressive" Party candidate Charlotte Dennett
lives that, if she gains that prestigious office, she
will have the authority to prosecute the President
the United States for getting us involved in the Ira
,war, which has resulted in the death of Iraqi civi]
ians and American military personnel.
Here's her angle: The US military actively recruit
citizens of Vermont in an effort to get them to join
up, with the possibility that they might be sent to
Iraq, whereupon they might be killed in combat,
or-perish the thought!--even kill some terrorists
happened to be an Iraqi civilian!
Somehow I doubt that Ms. Dennett is from a milli
family (There actually are some in Vermont, I jus
don't know why they stay there when it's such a s]
distance to a much saner New Hampshire.) There
no military draft, our service personnel are volun
teers. They understand the risks and potential hah
ships when they enlist, and they don't need air-he
ed political wannabes to look out for their interest
Ms. Dennett is running against incumbent Willi
Sorrell, a Democrat, who commented that "...unle
the crime takes place in Vermont, then I as the att
ney general have no authority under Vermont law
be prosecuting the president."
Incidentally, Charlotte Dennett has recruited Vin
cent Bugliosi to her cause. He's the prosecutor wh
got Charles Manson sent up. He has also written a
book about prosecuting George W Bush, so we pre
well know where he's coming from:.
For that matter, how hard would it have been fo4
anyone to have gotten a conviction on Charles Ma:
son? He wasn't exactly a sympathetic character, no
was he? Any law school dropout should have been
able to send that misfit up the river for life, even ii
he wasn't entertaining fantasies about prosecuting
the president.


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Dear Editor:

Kathy, (I take the liberty of calling you Kathy since
you are near my son, Jonathan Allen's age!) I want
you to know how I enjoy your comments each week.
Your wit and conservative views are most welcome in
our age of media any thing goes. I certainly agree with
most of your down home way of looking at things. You
are right on target with this week's building in poten-
tial flooding zones and insurances. Your solution
should be sent to FEMA and Mr. Bush!! Please keep up
the good work'.

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surgery, the lack of care...we don't need that here. I've
also read about the issues they're having in England
with coma victims and people on long-term life sup-
port that the government feels are an unacceptable fi-
nancial drain and who are at risk of being "turned
off" at the command of some government agency
looking to cut costs. We don't need that, either.

So what do we do? What do we do, as a country, with
out-of-control insurance, medical and dental costs?
What do you tell a six year old with an abcessed tooth
when you don't have the money to take her to a den-
tist? Sure, we have free clinics, and that's a stopgap
for many people, especially the very poor.
But what if you're too "rich" to get that
Sort of help?


For the working family, making too much
money to qualify for government help,
but not making enough to pay for insur-
ance, or co-pays, or $200 a month for mi-
graine medicine...there's no easy answer.
Most middle class families I know are
scraping to keep gas in the car, keep the
car payments (relatively) up to date, and
keeping the kids fed. It's no wonder that
braces for the teenagers, blood pressure
medicine, and broken or painful teeth are
going untreated. Most people just don't
have the money And in the United States
of America, that's a dark black shame.


by Kathy McKinney

Well, this is different. I don't normally have to write
in hospital waiting rooms. I usually wait for some
ertising sort of inspiration to strike over the weekend to write
wordss or this editorial.. .but by late on Sunday afternoon, in the
mail ad words of Jack O'Neil on Stargate, "I got nothing. My
sale or daughter Casey was here for the weekend, and she
s to our showed up at the house, complaining that her back
d by the was hurting. Turns out that she (and the Advocate's
ibelous, Brandi, along with several other accomplices who I
serves won't name here in case I need to blackmail them lat-
Sthere- er) had been out Saturday night at a Fanning Springs
bar, and my daughter, the one who is
"graceful like a baby deer," (i.e. she's
as clumsy as an intoxicated hippopota-
mus), was standing on the sidewalk
and a Jeep, driven by a jerk who was
apparently "playing" by gunning the
gas pedal, jumped the curb and hit her.

The other girls managed to get out of
the way, but Casey, who I'm sure was so .
intent on her own reflection in the
glass door that she was oblivious to her ,
| oncoming doom, stood there like a
'possum in headlights until she was on
the ground, up under the car. (And
what was she doing? She was lying
there under the tires, trying to locate
the new Coach purse she just bought.
The kid has seriously messed up priori-
ties.).

So, here I am, in the Perry hospital emergency wait-
ing room, waiting on cat scans and tests and whatever
else things they're doing and wishing that I hadn't
skipped lunch (and dinner.) The funny thing is that
oy Brandi just left here. See, Brandi managed to twist
her ankle last night, too. The girls' night out has
t's turned out to be expensive. Thank goodness Casey's
state health insurance just kicked in. She's lucky to
have it. When she graduated from college, the health
py insurance she was on told her she could have COBRA,
titlee but it would cost $2,500 a month. At 21 years old.
Who can afford.that?
ed
He's She was lucky that she got the job with the House of
os- R
le Representatives when she did, because at that price, ,
she would have been uninsured. She even has the
to Holy Grail of insurance: Dental. But what about the
people who aren't so lucky? What about the people
who can't get insurance, or who work for companies
his too small to carry it? One silly little unpredictable
rom weekend accident could derail a household's finances
1 for years.
tys,
n- I'm a serious conservative--an old friend once said
up- anybody further right of me would probably be in
're some sort of militia training-- and I oppose big gov-
ave ernment any time I get a chance.. .but when insurance.
k, companies whip out figures like $2,500 a month to cov-
er a single, 21 year old girl, the system is out of con-
li- trol and something has to be done. Don't get me
wrong: Hilary Clinton's universal health care scares
ses, me silly. I've read about Canada...the waiting lists for


Dear Editor,
The first time I read this quote, I thought it was dan-
gerously true. Then I really started pondering it and
thought how would this apply to our own lives/careers?
Let's look at it again to see how absurd it is.

* You couldn't get a job at McDonalds and become dis-
trict manager after 143 days of experience.
* You couldn't become chief of surgery after 143 days
of experience of being a surgeon.
* You couldn't get a job as a teacher and be the superin-
tendent after 143 days of experience.
* You couldn't join the military and become a colonel
after a 143 days of experience.
* You couldn't get a job as a reporter and become the
nightly news anchor after 143 days of experience.
BUT....
* 'From the time Barack Obama was sworn in as a Unit-
ed State Senator, to the time he announced he was
forming a Presidential exploratory committee, he
logged 143.days of experience in the Senate.
* That's how many days the Senate was actually in ses-
sion and working.
* After 143 days of work experience, Obama believed he
was ready to be Commander In Chief, Leader of the
Free World, and fill the shoes of Abraham Lincoln,
FDR, JFK and Ronald Reagan. 143 days?

We all have to start somewhere. The senate is a good
start, but after 143 days, that's all it is a start.
Strangely, a large sector of the American public seems
to feel comfortable with this and campaigning for
him. We Wouldn't accept this in our own line of work,
yet some are OK with this for the President of the
United States of America? Come on folks, we are not
voting for the next American Idol.
Sincerely,
Christine Parr
Suwannee, FL


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- It goes against every instinct that I have
as a conservative, but this is a problem
that has gotten so big, that the government is the only
thing big enough to solve it. Medical treatment has
gotten so expensive, mostly due to the trial lawyers,
who have gotten rich from suing doctors and hospitals
out of business, that only the bunch of lawyers that
make up congress can fix it. First thing on their agen-
da should be tort reform to put some serious limits on
the amount of damage those trial lawyers can do.
That would cut so many expenses; doctors wouldn't
order tests that they know are unneccessary just to
cover their legal behinds. Malpractice insurance fee's
would drop. The second obvious step would be to al-
low us to buy our medicine from anywhere that's sell-
ing it: Canada, Mexico, or Sweden, if it's cheaper and
they have FedEx, who cares?

The third step would be to. make some common sense
changes in how we do medical care. Why, on earth,
does anyone have to have a prescription for basic an-
tibiotics anymore? I have four kids: I know what an
ear infection looks like. I know how to give amoxi-'
cillin. Why should a kid with a simple little thing like
that require a trip to the doctor? It would make so
much sense to allow pharmacists to dispense some of
the more common, non-narcotic remedies to people.
Or even make them available over-the-counter, like so
many allergy medicines have become since insurance
companies got tired of paying for them.

I'm not a medical pro, but even I can see that we could
help some people if we think outside the box a bit.
Why can't congress manage that?














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JAIL LOG


09-15-08
White, Tony Andre,,.31, DOC,Hold for Court
Ohara, Paul Jr., 22, Mandola, Escape, Grand Theft

09-16-08
Randall GlendaFay, 34, D. Watson, Agg Assault,
Poss of Cont Sub Battery
Oliver, Sheryl Christina, 30 M. Brannin, 1CT Sale
of Crack Cocaine, ICT Sale of Crack Cocaine, 1CT.
Sale of Crack Cocaine, 1CT Sale of Crack Cocaine,
1CT Sale of Crack Cocaine -
Anderson, Joel Anthony, 31, Sgt. Simmons, Poss of
Controlled Substance'
09-17-08
JUVENILE 15, DJJ, Hold for DJJ
Butler, Melissa Fay, 39, J. King, Poss of Listed
Chemicals, Poss of Drug Para, Levy Co. Warrant-
Petit Theft
JUVENILE, 16, Wimberley, Domestic Battery, Do-
mestic/Agg Assault
Stephenson, Ronald, 42 J. King, Poss of Listed
Chemicals, Poss of drug Para
09-18-08
Zertuche, Alberto Fontaine, 26, USMS, Hold for
USMS#49709018
Pelchat Richard Allen, 50, Hamond, VOP- Attempt
to interfere with Child Custody
Stephenson, Ronald, 42, Rusty Dixon, VOP-Manu-
fact Meth, 2ct Poss of Listd Cimc
09-19-08
Palisano, Vincent H, 50, A. Sutton, Failure to regis-
ter as sex offender
Jerchower, Seth 46, USMS, Hold for USMS
Arnold Dustin Fremont, 23, Judge Koberlein,
,Serve Weekends
09-20-08
iaDVis"' JoweNelson,;32 Mathis Grand Theft Auto *
Carter, Kensha Sharell, 29, Wimberley, DWLSR
Hooper, William Jackson, 21, Herring Grand
Theft, Bond Revocation/ Theft, Grand Theft
Coward, Tara Lynn, 23,Matthis, Grand Theft Auto
Hooper, William Jackson, 23, Wimberly, Theft
09-21-08
McDowell Gerald Terrance 20, T. Daniels,
FTA/VOP- Battery Touch or Strike, Hold for Levy
Co. Writ-FTA






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Participate in Training


October

Checkpoints

The Florida Highway
Patrol will be conduct-
ing driver license and
vehicle inspection check-
points during daylight
hours from October 1,
2008 to October 31, 2008.
These checkpoints will
be held at the following
locations in the follow-
ing counties.
Dixie: Chavous Rd, CR-
55a, SR-349, CR-349, CR-
351, CR 358, Willow Hole
Rd
Gilchrist: SR-26, SR-
49, SR47, CR-138,
SE-70TH Ave, CR-232,
CR-340, CR-341
Lafayette: SR-20,
SR-51, SR-53, SR-349
Levy: SR-24, SR-45,
SR-49, SR-121, SR-500,
CR-320, CR-339, CR-341,
CR-345, CR-337, CR-335,
CD-316, CR-464, CR-323,
CR-326
Troopers will focus on
vehicles that are being
operated with defects
and violations such as:
worn / unsafe tires, bad
brakes, improper win-
dow tinting, cracked /
broken windshields, un-
secured loads, and defec-
tive lighting. In addition,
attention will be direct-
ed to violations of: driver
license laws, motor vehi-
cle-registration laws,
non-use of seatbelts, and
motor vehicle insurance
requirements.
The Florida Highway
Patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an ef-
fective method of enforc-
ing state laws, which re-
late to the safe and legal
operation of motor vehi-
cles.


Cross City Den
Stephen M. Henry,

(352) 498-700


Cross Citvy Florida- In late August narios and drills.
Deputies with the Dixie County Sheriff's
Office, Law.Enforcement Operations and The second day of training was held in
Correctional Operations attended an in- Cross City at Larry Taylors School of
tense two day training offered by the Martial Arts. It was training that was
United States Deputy Sheriff's Associa- designed for the patrol deputy and ad-
tion in Cross City This two. day course dressed the elements of hand to hand
was taught free of charge by the USDSA. combat and officer survival in an officer
involved emergency


The first day of the training was held at
the Dixie County High School. It was
tactical entry traniing designed for
small departments. If included firearms
'training building search and clearing
tactics. This training was valuable be-
cause it included dynamic entry and
stealth entry techniques. This training
also built upon the information and feed-
back from the active shooter exercise
that was held in early August. The first
day of class
ended with
tal P response to
ij, r an active
DMD IS shooter, nhu-
M merous sce-
) 1 ....


This entire course was completely hands
on and laid the groundwork for future
training with the Sheriff's Office. Sher-
iff Hatcher said, "This was an excellent
opportunity for the employees of the
Sheriff's Office to obtain intense train-
ing using familiar locations with in Dix-
ie County. We could not have done this
class without the assistance of the Unit-
ed States Deputy Sheriff's Association
and Larry Taylor. We will continue to
pursue additional training that will as-
sist the employees in providing the ser-
vices of the Sheriff's Office that the citi-
zens are accustomed to receiving".
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Announcements


Happy 3rd Birthday


"Jade"'


We love you very
very much!
Love, Dad&
Mlom, Granya &'
grandma Cox,
lfannny Peggy,
granny &' Tapa
Cree, andcall
your Aunts, 'Un-
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Driggers


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Wedding


Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Arrington of Trenton, proudly announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Ronda "Karen" Arrington to Robert "Jason"
Driggers, son of Mr. & Mrs. Duane Driggers of, Old Town, Fl.
Karen is a 1995 graduate of Trenton High School and owner of Sec-
ond Impressions Consignment Boutique in Chiefland, Fl. Jason is a.
2001 graduate of Dixie County High School & employed at the Depart-
ment of Corrections of Cross City, Florida.
Karen is the granddaughter of the late Mr. S.A. Roberts of Chiefland
& the late T.G. & Mae Arrington of Trenton.


Jason is the grandson of Mrs. Mary Alice Driggers of Old Town and
the late John L. Driggers, & Mr. & Mrs. Buddy Asbell of Suwannee &
the late Mrs. Edith Asbell.
The wedding date is set for September 27, 2008 at 2:00 PM. at the Pen-
tecostal Holiness Church in Cross City, Fl.


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how to have enough self confidence to not give in to peer pressure. When
friends try to get him to do something wrong like lie to parents or steal
something, he tells them he doesn't do things like that. He doesn't feel
pressured because he knows other kids can't make him do bad things. He
has learned how to make higher quality friends.
Larry Taylor's School of Self Defense is two blocks behind the Dixie
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Thursday, September 25, 2008


Football


Dxis YouTH FoOTDALL


VARSITY


From BEARS, page 1
Cassidy kicked the extra
point and the Bears are
up by one 14-13. The Hor-
nets on the kick off, run
an 80 yard return, to
score six points but,
were prevented by the
defense from faking the
extra point. The Hornets
lead the game 19-14. The
Hornets continue to pun-
ish the Bears up to Half-
t ime upping the score to
27-14. The Bears rallied -
late in the second on a
long series consisting of
fifteen plays. Mike West
darted into the end zone
for a touchdown. Cas-
sidy performs his magic
and the Bears keep their
hopes alive into the half
27-21, only six points be-
hind the Hornets.

The third quarter got un-
derway with Dixie kick-
ing to Lafayette. At the
midpoint in the third
quarter, Lafayette re-
ceives a punt from the
Bears and in two plays,
scores. The point after
attempt is no good and
the Hornets increase
their lead to 33 to 21. The
Bears struggled from
there on out watching
the Hornets score once
more in the third period.
By the middle of the
fourth quarter the Hor-
nets lead 46-21 and
it looked like they
would control the
Rest of the game,
but the Bears not
Quitting and giv-
ing up, actually
scored against the
odds, when Keen
gives Godbolt the
ball and he gets a
touch down. Cas-
sidy again with
the extra point
5 and the Bears
" walk away with 28
points to the Hor-
nets 46. -


Coach Wilkerson com-
mented that "The Hornets
were as good as we
thought that they would
be. We just couldn't make
plays when we needed to
be making them." He
added, "The team was
frustrated because of
missed tackles and this
was one of the things we
will work on during prac-
tice, but overall played
better than last week. Of-
fensively our rhythm was
better." Game time unoffi-
cial stats showed Keen
with 16 attempted passes,
5 completed for 86 yards.
Scott had 110 yards, two
touchdowns, Mike West
and Steven Godbolt each


had one touch down.
Zachary Cassidy booted
four field goals and just
missed a 44-yard attempt
by inches.
Friday night the Bears
will host Williston at
home in Cross City. The
Red Devils lost big to
Trinity Catholic last week
and are coming to Cross
City with a 2-win 1-loss
record. The Dixie County
Bears beat the Devils last
year in a 30-20 wet, soggy,
game played in Williston.
This week let's show the
Devils some Dixie County
Bears hospitality as we
beat them again!
GO BEARS!


RRMS


By: Caleb Currie
The Rangeis are now 3-0
in the season and show
little, if any sign of slow-
ing down. The score of
last week, Tuesday
night's game was 40-0,
this was a monstrous tri-
umph for the Rangers.
With the SMAC Champi-
onships in sight, the
Rangers are driven to-.
ward this goal. If they
go undefeated and win
SMAC, it will be the sec-
ond time this millennium
they have done it!
The factors that
influenced the game are
as numerous as the
touchdowns scored.
Jovonta Jones had a total
of 6 touchdowns, which
combined for a total of
208 rushing yards, for
touchdowns alone.
Javonta's longest touch-
down run was a 54-yard
run. In addition he had a
punt return, which re-
sulted in a touchdown.
Hunter Robson
broke many tackles and
used some fancy foot-


work to get a 59-yard run
for a touchdown. Yet, on
a disgruntling upset, the
touchdown was called
back. This was much the
same for Shaquille
Mitchem.
Daniel Thomas,
another great influence
recovered a fumble. Car-
los Vega rushed for 35
yards on the game, an-
other huge factor.
Johnathon Branch had
an astounding 33 rush-
ing yards. Dustin Beck-
ham got an interception
for a 2 yard run a small
gain, but got us the ball.
Cody Mitchell had 3
rushing yards, but still
threw a 21-yard touch-
down pass to Javanta
Jones. Buddy Howell
ran the ball 1 yard, but
is still one of the best
hitters we have. Last,
but certainly not least,
Heath Montgomery had
two 2-point conversions
in this game, which had
Ranger fans ecstatic.
As you can see
the Rangers continue to
upset every team they
play. A big thanks
rP to the coaches for
- turning this into an
Advantageous time
for Ruth Rains Mid-
Sdie School. Joinus
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at Starke at 7:00 PM.
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Amendments


PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENTS
TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 4,
2008
NOTICE OF ELECTION

I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State
of the State of Florida, do hereby give
notice that an election will be held in
each county in Florida, on November
4, 2008, for the ratification or rejection
of proposed amendments to the Consti-
tution of the State of Florida.

No. 1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMEND-
MENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 2
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS

Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the State
Constitution to delete provisions autho-
rizing the Legislature to regulate or
prohibit the ownership, inheritance,
disposition, and possession of real
property by aliens ineligible for citi-
zenship.

Full Text:

ARTICLE I
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS

SECTION 2. Basic rights.-All natur-
al persons, female and male alike, are
equal before the law and have inalien-
able rights, among which are the right
to enjoy and defend life and liberty, to
pursue happiness, to be rewarded for
industry, and to acquire, possess and
protect property; c:t that that w
ship, hrit ne, dispaitio and Poo
0es'i.-. freal prep 8" by aliens iaoli
gibl for. iti ..hipm may be. ..oatad
.. prohibited by low. No person shall
be deprived of any right because of
race, religion, national origin, or physi-
cal disability.

No. 2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMEND-
MENT
ARTICLE I, NEW SECTION
(Initiative Petition)

Ballot Title:
FLORIDA MARRIAGE PROTEC-
TION AMENDMENT



Ballot Summary:
This amendment protects marriage as
the legal union of only one man and
one woman as husband and wife and
provides that no other legal union that
is treated as marriage or the substantial
equivalent thereof shall be valid or rec-
ognized.


Financial Impact Statement:
The direct financial impact this amend-
ment will have on state and local gov-.
emrnment revenues anti expenditures
cannot be determined, but is expected
to be minor.

Full Text:

ARTICLE I, NEW SECTION
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS

Inasmuch as marriage is the legal
union of only one man and one woman
as husband and wife, no other legal
union that is treated as marriage or the
substantial equivalent thereof shall be
valid or recognized.

No. 3
CONSTITUTIONAL AMEND-
MENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 AND 4
ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION
(Taxation and Budget Reform Com-
mission)

Ballot Title:
CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS
NOT AFFECTING THE ASSESSED
VALUE OF RESIDENTIAL REAL
PROPERTY

Ballot Summary:
Authorizes the Legislature, by general
law, to prohibit consideration of
changes or improvements to residential
real property which increase resistance
to wind damage and installation of re-
newable energy source devices as fac-
tors in assessing the property's value
for ad valorem taxation purposes. Ef-
fective upon adoption, repeals the ex-
isting renewable energy source device
exemption no longer in effect.

Full Text:

ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION

SECTION 3. Taxes; ex-
emptions.
(a) All property owned by a
municipality and used exclusively by it
for municipal or public purposes shall
be exempt from taxation. A municipali-
ty, owning property outside the munici-
pality, may be required by general law
to make payment to the taxing unit in
which the property is located. Such
portions of property as are used pre-
dominantly for educational, literary,
scientific, religious or charitable pur-
poses may be exempted by general law
.from taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt
from taxation, cumulatively, to every


head of a family residing in this,state,
household goods and personal effects
to the value fixed by general law, not
less than one thousand dollars, and to
every widow or widower or person
who is blind or totally and permanently
disabled, property to the value fixed by
general law not less than five hundred
dollars.
(c) Any county or munici-
pality may, for the purpose of its re-
spective tax levy and subject to the


provisions of this subsection and gen-
eral law, grant community and eco-
nomic development ad valorem tax ex-
emptions to new businesses and expan-
sions of existing businesses, as defined
by general law. Such an exemption
may be granted only by ordinance of
the county or municipality, and only af-
ter the electors of the county or munic-
ipality voting on such question in a ref-
erendum authorize the county or mu-
nicipality to adopt such ordinances. An
exemption so granted shall apply to
improvements to real property made by
or for the use of a new business and
improvements to real property related
to the expansion of an existing busi-
ness and shall also apply to tangible
personal property of such new business
and tangible personal property related
to the expansion of an existing busi-
ness. The amount or limits of the
amount of such exemption shall be
specified by general law. The period of
time for which such exemption may be
granted to a new btisiness or expansion
of an existing business shall be deter-
mined by general law. The authority to
grant such exemption shall expire ten
years from the date of approval by the
electors of the county or municipality,
and may be renewable by referendum
as provided by general law.
(d) By general law apd
ou...bj....t to ditiOn pifiod thersin,
there may bo granted aB ad valorem ta.:
efomfPn t- roa abl .-.rg"
.....od .i t and to real pr.perty en
w hik 'u dRARcO i installed &ad op
eratzd, to the valua fiaed by gonoral
law Hot to .....d the .rigi.al oot of
the daOiaa, and for th e patiod f tim
.filed by gonorai low "St to o)[ood ton


(d)(e) Any county or mu-
nicipality may, for the purpose of its
respective tax levy and subject to the
provisions of this subsection and gen-
eral law, grant historic preservation ad
valorem tax exemptions to owners of
historic properties. This exemption
may be granted only by ordinance of
the county or municipality. The amount
or limits of the amount of this exemp-
tion and the requirements for eligible
properties must be specified by general
law. The period of time for which this
exemption may be granted to a proper-
ty owner shall be determined by gener-
al law.
(e)(f By'general law and
subject to conditions specified therein,
twenty-five thousand dollars of the as-
sessed value of property subject to tan-
gible personal property tax shall be ex-
empt from ad valorem taxation.
SECTION 4. Taxation; as-
sessments.By general law regulations
shall be prescribed which shall secure a
just valuation of all property for ad val-
orem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land
producing high water recharge to Flori-
da's aquifers, or land used exclusively
for noncommercial recreational purpos-
es may be classified by general law
and assessed solely on the basis of
character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law
tangible personal property held for sale
as stock in trade and livestock may be
valued for taxation at a specified per-
centage of its value, may be classified
for tax purposes, or may be exempted
from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a
homestead exemption under Section 6
of this Article shall have their home-
stead assessed at just value as of Janu-
ary 1 of the year following the effec-
tive date of this amendment. This as-
sessment shall change only as provided
in this subsection herein.
(1) Assessments subject to
this subsection previeies shall be
changed annually on January 1st of
each year; but those changes in assess-
ments shall not exceed the lower of the
following:
a. Three percent (3%) of
the assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in
the Consumer Price Index for all urban
consumers, U.S. City Average, all
items 1967=100, or successor reports
for the preceding calendar year as ini-
tially reported by the United States De-
partment of Labor, Bureau of Labor
Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall ex-
ceed just value.
(3) After any change of
ownership, as provided by general law,
homestead property shall be assessed at
just value as of January 1 of the fol-
lowing year, unless the provisions of
paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as provid-
ed in this subsection ho~rein.
(4) New homestead proper-
ty shMll be assessed at just value as of
January 1st of the year following the
establishment of the homestead, unless
the provisions of paragraph (8) apply.
That assessment shall only change as
provided in this subsection herein.
(5) Changes, additions, re-
ductions, or improvements to home-
stead property shall be assessed as pro-
vided for by general law; provided,
however, after the adjustment for any
change, addition, reduction, or im-
provement, the property shall be as-
sessed as provided in this subsection
her ein.
(6) In the event of a termi-
nation of homestead status, the proper-
ty shall be assessed as provided by
general law.
(7) The provisions of this
amendment are severable. If any of the
provisions of this amendment shall be
held unconstitutional by any court of
competent jurisdiction, the decision of
such court shall not affect or impair
any remaining provisions of this
amendment.
(8)a. A person who estab-
lishes a new homestead as of January
1, 2009, or January 1 of any subse-
quent year and who has received a


homestead exemption pursuant to Sec-
tion 6 of this Article as of January 1 of
either of the two years immediately
preceding the establishment of the new
homestead is entitled to have the new
homestead assessed at less than just
value. If this revision is approved in
January of 2008, a person who estab-
lishes a new homestead as of January
1, 2008, is entitled to have the new
homestead assessed at less than just
value only if that person received a
homestead exemption on January 1,
2007. The assessed value of the newly
established homestead shall be deter-
mined as follows:
1. If the just value of the
new homestead is greater than or equal
to the just value of the prior homestead
as of January 1 of the year in which the
prior homestead was abandoned, the
assessed value of the new homestead
shall be the just value of the new
homestead minus an amount equal to
the lesser of $500,000 or the difference
between the just value and the assessed
value of the prior homestead as of Jan-
uary 1 of the year in which the prior
homestead was abandoned. Thereafter,
the homestead shall be assessed as pro-
vided in this subsection heroin.
2. If the just value of the
new homestead is less than the just val-
ue of the prior homestead as of January
1 of the year in which the prior home-
stead was abandoned, the assessed val-
ue of the new homestead shall be equal
to the just value of the new homestead
divided by the just value of the prior
homestead and multiplied by the as-
sessed value of the prior homestead.
However, if the difference between the
just value of the nev homestead and
the assessed value of the new home-
stead calculated pursuant to this sub-
subparagraph is greater than $500,0,00,
the assessed value of the new home-
stead shall be increased so that.the dif-
ference between the just value and the
assessed value equals $500,000. There-
after, the homestead shall be assessed
as provided in this subsection heriin.
'b. By general law and sub- ,
ject to conditions specified therein, the
Legislature shall provide for applica-
tion of this paragraph to property
owned by more than one person.
(d) The legislature may, by
general law, for assessment purposes
and subject to the provisions of this
subsection; allow counties and munici-
palities to authorize by ordinance that
historic property may be assessed sole-
ly on the basis of character or use.
Such character or use assessment shall
apply only to the jurisdiction adopting
the ordinance. The requirements for el-
igible properties must be specified by
general law.


emption in Section 3 of Aiticle VII
shall take effect upon approval by the
voters.
(b) The amendment to Sec-
tion 4 of Article VII authorizing the
legislature to prohibit an increase in the
assessed value of real property used for
residential purposes as the result of im-
proving the property's resistance to
wind damage or installing a renewable


energy source
January 1. 20

No. 4
CONSTITU
MENT
ARTICLE V
ARTICLE X
(Taxation an
mission)

Ballot Title:
PROPERTY
PERPETUAl
LAND; CLA
SESSMENT
CONSERVE



Ballot Sumn
Requires Leg


(e) A county may, in the erty tax exemr
manner prescribed by general law, pro- cumbered by
vide for a reduction in the assessed val- easements or
ue of homestead property to the extent tion protection
of any increase in the assessed value of law. Requires
that property which results from the for classifical
construction or reconstruction of the land used for
property for the purpose of providing and not perpe
living quarters for one or more natural on the basis
or adoptive grandparents or parents of jects assess
the ownqr of the property or of the limitations, a
owner's spouse if at least one of the established b
grandparents or parents for whom the property taxes
living quarters are provided is 62 years
of age or older. Such a reduction may Full Text:
not exceed the lesser of the following:
(1) -The increase in as- ARTICLE V
sessed value resulting from construe- FINANCE A
tion or reconstruction of the property.
*(2) Twenty percent of the Sl
total assessed value of the property as emptions.-
improved. (a
(f) For all levies other than municipality
school district levies, assessments of for municipal
residential' real property, as defined by be exempt fri
general law, which contains nine units ty, owning pr
or.fewer and which is not subject to the pality, may b
assessment limitations set forth in sub-, to make payr
sections (a) through (c) shall change which the prn
only as provided in this subsection. portions of p.
(1) Assessments subject to dominantly f
this subsection shall be changed annu- scientific, rel
ally on the date of assessment provided poses may be
by law; but those changes in assess- from taxation
ments shall not exceed ten percent (b
(10%) of the assessment for the prior from taxation
year. head of a fan
(2) No assessment shall ex- household gc
ceed just value, to the value f
(3) After a change of own- less than one
ership or control, as defined by general every widow
law, including any change of owner- who is blind
ship of a legal entity that owns the disabled, pro
property, such property shall be as- general law r
sessed at just value as of the next as- dollars.
sessment date. Thereafter, such proper- (c
ty shall be assessed as provided in this pality may, fi
subsection, spective tax l
(4) Changes, additions, re- provisions of
ductions, or improvements to such eral law, grand
property shall be assessed as provided nomic develop
for by general law; however, after the emptions to
adjustment for any change, addition, sions of exist
reduction, or improvement, the proper- by general la
ty shall be assessed as provided in this may be grant
subsection, the county or
(g) For all levies other than ter the electo
school district levies, assessments of ipality voting
real property that is not subject to the erendum auti
assessment limitations set forth in sub- nicipality to
sections (a) through (c) and (f) shall exemption sc
change only as provided in this subsec- improvement
tion. or for the use
(1) Assessments subject to improvement
this subsection shall be changed annu- to the expanse
allyon the date of assessment provided ness and shall
by law; but those changes in assess- personal prop
ments shall not exceed ten percent and tangible
(10%) of the assessment for the prior to the expans
year. ness. The am
(2) No assessment shall ex- amount of su
ceed just value, specified by
(3) The legislature must time for which
provide that such property shall be as- granted to a
sessed at just value as of the next as- of an existing
sessment date after a qualifying im- mined by get
provement, as defined by general law, grant such ex
is made to such property. Thereafter, years from th
such property shall be assessed as pro- electors of th
vidbd in this subsection. and may be r
(4) The legislature may as provided b
provide that such property shall be as- (d


e device shall take effect
009.


TIONAL AMEND-

II, SECTIONS 3 AND 4
I1, SECTION 28
id Budget Reform Com-



TAX EXEMPTION OF
LLY CONSERVED
SSIFICATION AND AS-
OF LAND USED FOR
TION



mary:
;islature to provide a prop-
iption for real property en-
perpetual conservation
other perpetual conserva-
ins, defined by general
s Legislature to provide
tion and assessment of
conservation purposes,
etually encumbered, solely
of character or use. Sub-
ent benefit to conditions,
nd reasonable definitions
y general law. Applies to
s beginning in 2010.




AND TAXATION

ECTION 3. Taxes; ex-

) All property owned by a
and used exclusively by it
I or public purposes shall
om taxation. A municipali-
roperty outside the munici-
e required by general law
ment to the taxing unit in
operty is located. Such
property as are' used pre-
or educational; literary,
igious or charitable pur-
e exempted by general law
n.
b) There shall be exempt
i, cumulatively, to every
mily residing in this state,
lods and personal effects
ixed by general law, not
thousand dollars, and to
or widower or person
or totally and permanently
perty to the value fixed by
lot less than five hundred

) Any county or munici-
or the purpose of its re-
levy and subject to the
'this subsection and gen-
it community and eco-
opment ad valorem tax ex-
new businesses and expan-
ring businesses, as defined
w. Such an exemption
ted only.by ordinance of
r municipality, and only af-
rs of the county or munic-
g on such question in a ref-
horize the county or mu-
adopt such ordinances. An
granted shall apply to
:s to real property made by
e of a new business and
is to real property related
sion of an existing busi-
i1 also apply to tangible
)erty of such new business
personal property related
sion of an existing busi-
ount or limits of the
ch exemption shall be
general law. The period of
ch such exemption may be
new business or expansion
g business shall be deter-
meral law. The authority to
:emption shall expire ten
he date of approval by the
e county or municipality,
enewable by referendum
by general law.
d) By general law and


sessed at just value as of the next as-
sessment date after a change of owner-
ship or control, as defined by general
law, including any change of owner-
ship of the legal entity that owns the
property. Thereafter, such property
shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, re-
ductions, or improvements to such
property shall be assessed as provided
for by general law; however, after the
adjustment for any change, addition,
reduction, or improvement, the proper-
ty shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.
(h) The legislature, by gen-
eral law and subject to conditions spec-
ified therein, may prohibit the consid-
eration of the following in the determi-
nation of the assessed value of real
property used for residential purposes:
(1) Any change or im-
provement made for the purpose of im-
proving the property's resistance to
wind damage.
(2) The installation of a re-
newable energy source device.

ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE

Limitation on the assessed,
value of real property used for residen-
tial purposes.
(a) The repeal of the re-
newable energy source property tax ex-


subject to conditions specified therein,
there may be granted an ad valorem tax
exemption to a renewable energy
source device and to real property on
which such device is installed and op-
erated, to the value fixed by general
law not to exceed the original cost of
the device, and for the period of time
fixed by general law not to exceed ten
years.
(e) Any county or munici-
pality may, for the purpose of its re-
spective tax levy and subject to the
provisions of this subsection and gen-
eral law, grant historic preservation ad
valorem tax exemptions to owners of
historic properties. This exemption
may be granted only by ordinance of
the county or municipality. The amount
or limits of the amount of this exemp-
tion and the requirements for eligible
properties must be specified by general
law. The period of time for which this
exemption may be. granted to a proper-
ty owner shall be determined by gener-
al law.
(f)' By general law and sub-
ject to conditions specified therein,
twenty-five thousand dollars of the as-
sessed value of property subject to tan-
gible personal property tax shall be ex-
empt from ad valorem taxation.
(,) There shall be granted
an ad valorem tax exemption for real .
property dedicated in perpetuity for


property encumbered by perpetual con-
servation easements or by other perpet-
ual conservation protections, as defined
by general law.
SECTION 4. Taxation; as-
sessments.-By general law regula-
tions shall be prescribed which shall
secure a just,valuation of all property
for ad valorem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land
producing high water recharge to Flori-
da's aquifers, or land used exclusively
for noncommercial recreational purpos-
es may be classified by general law
and assessed solely on the basis of
character or use.
1(b) As provided by general
law and subject to conditions. limita-
tions, and reasonable definitions speci-
fied therein, land used for conservation
purposes shall be classified by general
law and assessed solely on the basis of
character or use.
(c-)e) Pursuant to general
law tangible personal property held for
sale as stock in trade and livestock may
be valued for taxation at a specified.
percentage of its value, may be classi-
fied for tax purposes, or may be ex-
empted from taxation.
S (d)(e)s All persons entitled
to a homestead exemption under Sec-
tion 6 of this Article shall have their
homestead assessed at just value as of
January 1 of.the year following the ef-
fective date of this amendment. This
assessment shall change only as pro-
vided herein.
(1) Assessments subject to
this provision shall be changed annual-
ly on January 1st of each year; but
those changes in assessments shall not,
exceed .the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%):of
the assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in
the Consumer Price Index for all urban
consumers, U.S. City Average, all
items 1967=1.00, or successor reports
for the preceding calendar year as ini-
tially reported by the United States De-
partment of Labor, Bureau of Labor
Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall ex-
ceed just value.
(3) After any change of
ownership, as provided by general law,
homestead property shall be assessed at
just value as of January 1 of the fol-
lowing year, unless the provisions of
paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as provid-
ed herein.
(4) New homestead proper-
ty shall be assessed at just value as of
January 1st of the year following the
establishment of the homestead, unless
the provisions of paragraph (8) apply.
That assessment shall only change as
provided herein.
(5) Chariges, additions, re-
ductions, or improvements to home-
stead property shall be assessed as pro-
vided for by general law; provided,
however, after the adjustment for any
change, addition, reduction, or im-
provement, the property shall be as-
sessed as provided herein.
(6) In the event of a termi-
nation of homestead status, the proper-
ty shall be assessed as provided by
general law.
(7) The provisions of this
amendment are severable. If any of the
provisions of this amendment shall be
held unconstitutional by any court of
competent jurisdiction, the decision of
such court shall not affect or impair
any remaining provisions of this
amendment.
(8)a. A person who estab-
lishes a new homestead as of January
1, 2009, or January 1 of any subse-
quent year and who has received a
homestead exemption pursuant to Sec-
tion 6 of this Article as of January 1 of
either of the two years immediately
preceding the establishment of the new
homestead is entitled to have the new
homestead assessed at less than just
value. If this revision is approved in
January of 2008, a person who estab-
lishes a new homestead as of January
1, 2008, is entitled to have the new
homestead assessed at less than just
value only if that person received a
homestead exemption on January 1,
2007. The assessed value of the newly
established homestead shall be deter-
mined as follows:
1. If the just value of the
new homestead is greater than or equal
to the just value of the prior homestead
as of January 1 of the year in which the
prior homestead was abandoned, the


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assessed value of the new homestead
shall be the just value of the new
homestead minus an amount equal to
the lesser of $500,000 or the difference
between the just value and the assessed
value of the prior homestead as of Jan-
uary 1 of the year in which the prior
homestead was abandoned. Thereafter,
the homestead shall be assessed as pro-
vided herein.
2. If the just value of the
new homestead is less than the just val-
ue of the prior homestead as of January
1 of the year in which the prior home-
stead was abandoned, the assessed val-
ue of the new homestead shall be equal
to the just value of the new homestead
divided by the just value of the prior
homestead and multiplied by the as-
sessed value of the prior homestead.
However, if the difference between the
just value of the new homestead and'
the assessed value of the new home-
stead calculated pursuant to this sub-
subparagraph is greater than $500,000,
the assessed value of the new home-
stead shall be increased so that the dif-
ference between the just value and the
assessed value equals $500,000. There-
after, the homestead shall be assessed
as provided herein.
b. By general law and sub-
ject to conditions specified therein, the
Legislature shall provide for applica-
tion of this paragraph to property
owned by more than one person.
(e)(4) The legislature may,
by general law, for assessment purpos-
es and subject to the provisions of this
subsection, allow counties and munici-
palities to authorize by ordinance that
historic property may be assessed sole-
ly on the basis of character or use.
Such character or use assessment shall
apply only to the jurisdiction adopting
the ordinance. The requirements for el-
igible properties must be specified by
general law.
(ffe) A county may,'in the
mariner prescribed by general law, pro-
vide for.a reduction in the assessed val-
ue of homestead property to the extent
.of any increase in the assessed value of
that property which results from the *
construction or reconstruction of the
property for the purpose of providing
living quarters for one or more natural
or adoptive grandparents or parents of
the owner of the property or of the
owner's spouse if at least one of the
grandparents or parents for whom the
living quarters are provided is 62 years
of age or older. Such a reduction may
.not exceed the lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in as-
sessed value resulting from construc-
tion or reconstruction of the property.
(2) TTwenty percent of the
total assessed ialue of the property as
improved.
(g)(-* For all levies other
than school district levies, assessments
of residential real property, as defined
by general law, which contains nine
units or fewer and which is not subject
to the assessment limitations set forth
in subsections (a) through (d)(eX shall
change only as provided in this subsec-
tion.
(1) Assessments subject to
this subsection shall be changed annu-
ally on the date of assessment provided
by law; but those changes in assess-
ments shall not exceed ten percent
(10%) of the assessment for the prior
year.
(2) No .assessment shall ex-
ceed just value.
(3) After a change of own-
ership or control, as defined by general
law, including any change of owner-
ship of a legal entity that owns the
property, such property shall be as-
sessed at just value as, of the next as-
sessment date. Thereafter, such proper-
ty shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, re-
ductions, or improvements to such
property shall be assessed as provided
for by general law; however, after the
adjustment for any change, addition,
reduction, or improvement, the proper-
ty. shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.
(h(g) For all levies other
than school district levies, assessments
of real property that is not subject to
the assessment limitations set forth in
subsections (a) through (dl(@) and
(g)(4) shall change only as provided in
this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to
this subsection shall be changed annu-
ally on the date of assessment provided
by law; but those changes in assess-
ments shall not exceed ten percent
(10%) of the assessment for the prior
year.
(2) No assessment shall ex-
ceed just value.
(3) The legislature must
provide that such property shall be as-
sessed at just value as of the next as-
sessment date after a qualifying im-
provement, as defined by general law,
is made to such property. Thereafter,
such property shall be assessed as pro-
vided in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may
provide that such property shall be as-
sessed at just value as of the next as-
sessment date after a change of owner-
ship or control, as defined by general
law, including any change of owner-
ship of the legal entity that owns the
property. Thereafter, such property
shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.


(5) Changes, additions, re-
ductions, or improvements to such
property shall be assessed as provided
for by general law; however, after the
adjustment for any change, addition,
reduction, or improvement, the proper-
ty shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.











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Amendments, etc.


ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE

SECTION 28. Prop-
erty tax exemption and classifi-
cation and assessment of land
used for conservation purposes.
The amendment to Section 3 of
Article VII requiring the cre-
ation of an ad valorem tax ex-
emption for real property dedi-
cated in perpetuity for conser-
vation purposes, and the amend-
ment to Section 4 of Article VII
requiring land used for conser-
vation purposes to be classified
by general law and assessed
solely on the basis of character
or use for purposes of ad val-
orem taxation, shall take effect
upon approval by the electors
and shall be implemented by
January 1. 2010. This section
shall take effect upon approval
of the electors.


NO. 6
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 4
ARTICLE XII, NEW SEC-
TION
(Taxation and Budget Reform
Commisison)

Ballot Title
ASSESSMENT OF WORKING
WATERFRONT PROPERTY
BASED UPON CURRENT
USE


Ballot Summary:
Provides for assessment based
upon use of land used predomi-
nantly for commercial fishing
purposes; land used for vessel
launches into waters that are'
navigable and accessible to the
public; marinas and drystacks
that are open to the public; and
water-dependent marine manu-
facturing facilities, commercial
fishing facilities, and marine
vessel construction and repair
facilities and their support ac-
tivities, subject to conditions,
limitations, and reasonable defi-
nitions specified by general law.

Full Text:

ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION

SECTION 4.' Taxa-
tion; assessments.By general
law regulations shall be pre-
scribed which shall secure a just
valuation of all property for ad
valorem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural
land, land producing high water
recharge to Florida's aquifers,
or land used exclusively for
noncommercial recreational
purposes may be classified by .
general law and assessed solely
on the basis of character or use.
(b) Pursuant to gen-
eral law tangible personal prop-
erty held for sale as stock in
trade and livestock may be val-


ued for taxation at a specified
percentage of its value, may be
classified for tax purposes, or
may be exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons enti-
tled to a homestead exemption
under Section 6 of this Article
shall have their homestead as-
sessed at just value as of Janu-
ary 1 of the year following the
effective date of this amend-
mentL This assessment shall
change only as provided herein.
(1) Assessments
subject to.this provision shall be
changed annually on January
1st of each year; but those
changes in assessments shall
not exceed the lower of the fol-
lowing:
a. Three percent
(3%) of the -assessment for the
prior year.
b. The percent
change in the Consumer Price
Index for all urban consumers,
U.S. City Average, all items
1967=100, or successor reports
'for the preceding calendar year
as initially reported by the Unit-
ed States Department of Labor,
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment
shall exceed just value.
(3) After any
change of ownership, as provid-
ed by general law, homestead
property shall be assessed at
just value as of January 1 of the
following year, unless the provi-
sions of paragraph (8) apply.
Thereafter, the homestead shall
be assessed as provided herein.
(4) New homestead
property shall be assessed at
just value as of January 1st of
the year following the establish-
ment of the homestead, unless
the provisions of paragraph (8)
apply. That assessment shall.
only change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, addi-
tions, reductions, or improve-
ments to homestead property
shall be assessed as provided
for by general law; provided,
however, after the adjustment
for any change, addition, reduc-
tion, or improvement, the prop-
erty shall be assessed as provid-
ed herein.
(6) In the event of a
termination of homestead status,
the property shall be assessed as
provided by general law.
(7) The provisions
of this amendment are sever-
able. If any of the provisions of
this amendment shall be held
unconstitutional by any court of
competent jurisdiction, the deci-
sion of such court shall not *f-
fect or impair any remaining
provisions of this amendment.
(8)a. A person who
establishes a new homestead as
of January. 1, 2009, or January 1
of any subsequent year and who
has received a homestead ex-
emption pursuant to Section 6
of this Article as of January 1 of
either of the two years immedi-
ately preceding the establish-
ment of the new homestead is
entitled to have the new home-
stead assessed at less than just


value. If this revision is ap-
proved in January of 2008, a
person who establishes a new
homestead as of January 1,
2008, is entitled to have .the
new homestead assessed at less
than just value only if that per-
son received a homestead ex-
emption on January 1, 2007.
The assessed value of the newly
established homestead shall be
determined as follows:
1. If the just value
of the new homestead is greater
than or equal to the just value of
the prior homestead as of Janu-
ary 1 of the year in which the
prior homestead was aban-
doned, the assessed value of the
new homestead shall be the just
value of the new homestead mi-
nus an amount equal to the less-
er of $500,000 or.the difference
between the just value and the
assessed value of the prior
homestead as of January 1 of
the year in which the prior
homestead was abandoned.
Thereafter, the homestead shall
be assessed as provided herein.
2. If the just value
of the new homestead is less
than the just value of the prior
homestead as of January 1 of
the year in which the prior
homestead was abandoned, the
assessed value of the new
homestead shall be equal to the
just value of the new homestead
divided by the just value of the
prior homestead and multiplied
by the assessed value of the pri-
or homestead. However, if the
difference between the just val-
ue of the new homestead, and
the assessed value of the new
homestead calculated pursuant
to this sub-subparagraph is
greater than $500,000, the as-
sessed value of the new home-
stead shall be increased so that
the difference between the just
value and the assessed value
equals $500,000. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as
provided herein.
b. By general law
and subject to conditions speci-
fied therein, the Legislature
shall provide for application of
this paragraph to property
owned by more than one per-
son.
(d) The legislature
may, by general law, for assess-
ment purposes and subject to
the provisions of this subsec-
tion, allow counties and munici-
palitiest to authorize by ordi-
nance that historic property may
be assessed solely on the basis
of character or use. Such char-
acter or use assessment shall
apply only to the jurisdiction
adopting the ordinance. The re-
quirements for eligible proper-
ties must be specified by gener-
al law.
(e) A county may, in
the manner prescribed by gener-
al law, provide for a'reduction
in the assessed value of home-
stead property to the extent of
any increase in the assessed val-
ue of that property which re-
sults from the construction or


reconstruction of the property
for the purpose of providing liv-
ing quarters for one or more
natural or adoptive grandparents
or parents of the owner of the
property or of the owner's
spouse if at least one of the
grandparents or parents for
whom the living quarters are
provided is 62 years of age or
older. Such a reduction may not
exceed the lesser of the follow-
ing:
(1) The increase in
assessed.value resulting from
construction or. reconstruction
of the property.
(2) Twenty percent
of the total assessed value of
the property as improved.
(f) For all levies
other than school district levies,
assessments of residential real
property, as defined by general
law, which contains nine units
or fewer and which is not sub-
ject to the assessment limita-
tions set forth in subsections (a)
through (c) shall change only as
provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments
subject to this subsection shall
be changed annually on the date
of assessment provided by law;
but those changes in assess-
ments shall not exceed ten per-
cent (10%) of the assessment
for the prior year.
(2) No assessment
shall exceed just value.
(3) After a change
of ownership or control, as de-
fined by general law, including
any change of ownership of a
legal entity that owfis the prop-
erty, such property shall be as-
sessed at just value as of the
next assessment date. There-
after, such property shall be as-
sessed as provided in this sub-
section,
(4) Changes, addi-
tions, reductions, or improve-
ments to such property shall be
assessed as provided for by
general law; however, after the
adjustment for any change, ad-
dition, reduction, or improve-
ment, the property shall be as-
sessed as provided in this sub-
section.
(g) For all levies
other than school district levies,
assessments qf real property
that is not subject to the assess- '
ment limitations set forth in
subsections (a) through (c) and
(f) shall change only as provid-
ed in this subsection.
(1) Assessments
subject to this subsection shall
be changed annually on the date
of.assessment provided by law;
but those changes in assess-
ments shall not exceed ten per-
cent (10%) of the assessment
for the prior year. .
(2) No assessment
shall exceed just value.
(3) The legislature
must provide that such property
shall be assessed at just value as
of the next assessment date af-
ter a qualifying improvement,
as defined by general law, is
made to such property. There-'


after, such property shall be as-
sessed as provided in this sub-
section.
(4) The legislature
may provide that such property
shall be assessed at just value as
of the next assessment date af-
ter a change of ownership or
control, as defined by general
law, including any change of
ownership of the legal entity
that owns the property. There-
after, such property shall be as-
sessed as provided in this sub-
section.
(5) Changes, addi-
tions; reductions, or improve-
ments to such property shall be
assessed as provided for by
general law; however, after the
adjustment for any change, ad-
dition, reduction, or improve-
ment, the property shall be as-
sessed as provided in this sub-
section.
(h)(1) The assess-
ment of the-following working
waterfront properties shall be
based upon the current use of
the property:
a. Land used pre-
dominantly for commercial
fishing purposes.
b. Land that is ac-
cessible to the public and used
for vessel launches into waters
that are navigable.
c. Marinas and drys-
tacks that are open to the pub-'
lic.
d. Water-dependent
marine manufacturing facilities,
commercial fishing facilities,
and marine vessel construction
and repair facilities and their
support activities.
(2) The assessment
benefit provided by this subsec-
tion is subject-'to conditions and
limitations and reasonable defi-
nitions as specified by the legis-
lature by general law.

ARTICLE XII
'SCHEDULE

Assessment of work-
ing waterfront property.-The
amendment to Section 4 of Arti-
cle VII'providing for the assess-
ment of working waterfront
property based on current use,
.and this section, shall take ef-
fect upon approval by the elec-
tors and shall first apply to as-
sessments for tax years begin-
ning January 1, 2010.


NO. 8
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 9
(Taxation and Budget Reform
Commission)

Ballot Title:
LOCAL OPTION COMMUNI-
TY COLLEGE FUNDING.


Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the
State Constitution to require
that the Legislature authorize
counties to levy a local option


sales tax to supplement commu-
nity college funding; requiring
voter approval to levy the tax;
providing that approved taxes
will sunset after 5 years and
may be reauthorized by the vot-
ers.

Full Text:

ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 9. Local
taxes.-
(a) Counties, school
districts, and municipalities
shall, and special districts may,
be authorized by law to levy ad
valorem taxes.and may be au-
thorized by general law to levy
other taxes, for their respective
purposes, except ad valoremr
taxes on intangible personal
property and taxes prohibited'
by this constitution.
(b) Ad valorem tax-
es, exclusive of taxes levied for
the payment of bonds and taxes
levied for periods not longer
than two years when authorized
by vote of the electors who are
the owners of freeholds therein
not wholly exempt from taxa-
tion, shall not be levied in ex-
cess of the following millages
upon the assessed value of real
estate and tangible personal
property: for all county purpos-
es, ten mills;'for all municipal
purposes, ien mills; for all
school purposes, ten mills; for
water management purposes for
the northwest portion of the
state lying west of the line be-
tween ranges two and three
east, 0.05 mill; for water man-
agement purposes for the re-
maining portions of the state,
1.0 mill; and for all other spe-
cial districts a millage autho-
rized by law approved by vote
of the electors who are owners
of freeholds therein not wholly
exempt from taxation. A county
furnishing municipal services
may, to the extent authorized by
law, levy additional taxes within
the limits fixed for municipal
purposes.
(c) Counties served
by an open-access public insti-
tutioh whose primary mission
and responsibility includes pro-
viding lower level undergradu-
ate instruction and awarding as-
sociate degrees shall be autho-
rized by law to levy a local op-
tion sales tax to supplement the
funding of the institution. The
tax may not be levied unless ap-
proved by the electors of each
county served by the institution.
The local option tax shall sunset
after five years and may be
reauthorized by the electors as
provided by law.










Where you find
the laws most
numerous, there
you will find also
the greatest
injustice.
--Arcesilaus


SPRINGHOUSE,
QUILTER'S

NEWS


The 2008 raffle quilt for
Springhouse Quilters is
now on display at
Ameris Bank in Tren-
ton. This is a light, soft,
green with lavender and
deep purple stack and
whack quilt. Raffle tick-
ets are available at the
bank. The quilt will be
given away on December
1 during Springhouse
Quilter's annual Christ-
mas party. The winner
does not have to be pre-
sent at the drawing.
Springhouse appreciates
Ameris Bank allowing
the quilt to be placed on
display in their lobby
plus sponsoring the quilt
for Springhouse Quil-
ters.

Both groups of Spring-
house will be busy this
week with workshops.
The day group will be
having a reverse ap-'
plique workshop and the
night group will be
again making pillow cas-
es for the cancer chil-
dren at Shands. This has
been a unique project for
Springhouse.: sharing
their sewing talents and
fabrics with those who
need a special touch.

A member of 'Spring-
house Quilters, Onnie
Mae Colson-Fowler, has
been honored this month
by having her quilts on
display at the Suwannee
Valley Quilt Shop in
Trenton. These are won-
derful traditional quilts
and have received many
good comments from "'
those viewing the quilts.

For additional informa-
tion about Springhouse
Quilters, please contact
Lois Scott, 463-2207.


NOTICE

The Dixie Soil and
Water Conservation
District Board-will
hold their Local Work
Group meeting on
Tuesday, October 14,
2008 at 6:30 p.m. The
meeting will be held at
Cypress Inn
Restaurant in Cross
City, Florida.


EY Residential & Commercial
Service Work & New Construction
T Additions, Remodeling, Etc,

FREEMAN PL5UBNlG, INC.
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Old Town. FL


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CONCRETE SERVICES, INC.


Specializing in

Foundations -- Drivewa3
Sidewalks -- Patios


Licensed & Insured
License #0404


Phone (352) 498-0649
Cell (352) 210-0415


AC TION
Pump Repair & Well Drilling
"We Drill the Best & Service the Rest"

SALES, SERVICE, AND INSTALLATION
IRON REMOVAL SYSTEM
'HIEFLAND 352-490-7877 OLD TOWN 352-542-
7877 24 HOUR SERVICE

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Owner Operator


ugmaster Pest Control,Inc.


P.O. Box 1319
91 S.W. 12th Street
Cross City, FL 32628


Phone:
. Office (352) 498-0064
Home (352) 498-1939


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Local.


Popcorn and Pie Surprise


Many students at Anderson Elementary School did
not mind when their principal asked them to stay af-
ter school on Friday, August 29. They had been invit-
ed to be a part of the traditional FCAT award cele-
bration. Selected students who were in grades 3-5 last'
spring and made significant gains on the Spring
2008 FCAT were treated to a movie and popcorn. The
celebration ended watching students "pie" Mrs.
Hurst, Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Durham. Caysie, Jud-
son, and Morgan were the privileged pie throwers
this year.

Their outstanding FCAT scores earned them this op-
portunity! Congratulations to all the students who
worked very hard to earn this reward. We look for-
ward to another huge celebration next year.



Be Election Ready

Know where your election day polling place is locat-
ed.

Keep your address and signature and other voter in-
formation updated with the Supervisor of Elections
Office.

Photo and signature identification is required by,
law, or you will be required to vote a provisional bal-
lot. (101.043.ES.)

A registered voter of Dixie County may cast their
vote one of three ways:

1. Early Vote--Starts October 20th through Novem-'
ber 1, 2008, in the. Supervisor of Elections Office.

2. Request an absentee ballot. Voted ballot must be
back in Supervisor's office by 7:00 on November 4,
2008. Absentee ballots may be picked up five (5) days
prior to Election Day A voter may pick up no more
than two (2) absentee ballots, other than immediate
family and must have signed note from the requester.

3. On November 4th a voter may vote at their home
precinct.

October 6, 2008...Book Closing for November 4th elec'
tion for new registered voters or party changes.

If you have any questions please call the Dixie Coun-
ty Elections Office at (352) 498-1216 or email dix-
iecountysoe@bellsouth.net.


SUWANNEE RIVER FAIR NEWS

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE: The Fat Steer weigh
in date has been changed to October 11, 2008. The
date on the Official Entry Form is incorrect. Please
make a note of this change.

The final Mandatory Meeting for the Suwannee River
Fair will be held on Monday, September 29, 6:30 pm at
the Fairgrounds in Fanning Springs.

All fair participants, including cloverbuds, must at-
tend a meeting. If you have not attended one of the
previous meetings, this meeting is your last chance.
Participants will receive an important packet which
includes rules, schedules and information vital to
participation in the fair.

If you have any questions, please call Marti Smith at
(352) 262-1829.


American
Legion Post
383

On Sept. 19th, POW/MIA
Recognition Day, Ameri-
can Legion Auxiliary
Unit 383 of Old Town
honored veteran Charles
Coombs, who was a
Japanese prisoner of war
for most of World War
Two. Also in attendance
were his wife of forty
.years, Yvonne, and WWII
vets John Howell, Leon
Wiggins, Mary Anne Mc-
Queen, and Robert
Cronin. District Presi-
dent Pat Fread, Post
Commander Dennis
Hardin, and SAL
Squadron Commander
Eric Boettner joined Unit
President Lillian Welkie
in paying tribute to the
man who "saw-the Ameri-


Sheriff's Offices
Launches Official
Website
www.dixiecountysheriffcom

Dixie County, Florida-
Sheriff Dewey Hatcher is
pleased to announce the
launch of the first Offi-
cial website for the Dixie
County Sheriff's Office..
This website includes a
variety of information
on Law Enforcement, the
Detention Facility and,
Community Programs.

It also has a link for sexu-
al offender/predator in-
formation and a Kids
Only Section. In the Kids
Only Section, they will be
able to find useful and'
fun information. There
is also a Frequently
Asked Questions Section
and a link to other sites
in DixieCounty, the State
of Florida and the Feder-
al Government.


can planes through the
bars on his windows, and
knew that help was on
the way."

Ruth Lancaster, Rose-
mary Miles, Shirley New-
man, Lillian Welkie, and
Donna Williams attended
the Third District School
of Instruction on Satur-
day, Sept 20th. Informa-
tion and ideas were ex-
changed between.Units,
and Department Presi-
dent Kathee Coughlin
spoke about the needs to
be met in this year of
"Celebrating Service to
the Red, White, and
Blue."

Don't forget our Sock Hop
is October 4th, from 4-
8PM. Proceeds go to ben-
efit needy children at
Christmas, so stroll on
down and join us!


Sheriff Hatcher said, "I
hope you will easily find
the information you are
looking for as you ex-
plore the many services
that the Sheriff's Office
provides to the public. It
has been one of my goals
to be more informative to
the public through the
use of modern technolo-
gy To achieve this, we be-
gan working to launch a
website that is user-
friendly and enlighten-
ing. We hope the infor-
mation provided here
will be of interest and as-
sistance to you."

The Dixie County Sher-
iff's Office website can be
found on the World Wide
Web at www.dixiecoun-
tysheriff.com.


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THANK YoU S!


Thank you Mickey Johnson Logging and County
Commissioner Troy Johnson for feeding the JV Bears
before the game!


The.Varsity Bears and cheerleaders would like to thank
Dixie Chevrolet for feeding the team and the girls
before the game.


The DCHS Band would like to thank Horace Chris
Craft, Candidate for Clerk of Court for feeding the
band before the game.


What's up

Doc?

New Dentist in
Town

Dr. Stephen Henry is
happy to introduce Dr.
Vivek Netikar, the new
associate dentist at Cross
City Dental. Dr. Nerikar
graduated from UF's Col-
lege of Dentistry in 1998
along with Dr. Henry. He
is eager to serve the citi-'
zens of Dixie County and
the surrounding area.

Dr. Nerikar has been
working in private prac-
tice for the past 10 years.
He completed a general'
practice residency at the
University of Florida.
He has also served as a
clinical professor at UF
-in the past.


Dr. Neikar will be work-
ing in Cross City on
Thursday's with Dr. Hen-
ry working Monday
through Wednesday.

Dr. Nerikar is a
Gainesville native, who
enjoys the rural outlying
areas. His hobbies in-
clude sports, travelling
and fishing. He is also a
BIG gator fan.


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Stuff to Do


March of
Dimes
Mission
Possible to
host Bikers for
Babies

OLD TOWN, Fla. On
Saturday, October 4
March of Dimes Mission
Possible is hosting a mo-
torcycle ride, Bikers for
Babies, to benefit the
March of Dimes.
The Tri-County area
loves to ride and this
time of year should be
perfect for a great ride to
support a wonderful Mis-
sion. The dollars raised
through our local Mis-
sion Possible events help
to support local grants
and research to save ba-
bies.
Mission Possible is a


March of Dimes
fundraising event led by
female business and com-
munity leaders in Dixie,
Gilchrist and Levy Coun-
ties. If anyone is inter-
ested in joining our Mis-
sion Possible team please
give us a call at 463-6653
(Carol Jones) or 378-9522
(Betsy Trent) ;
Registration will begin at
10 a.m. at Brick Grill on
Highway 19 in Old Town.
The motorcycle ride be-
gins at 11 a.m. and will
travel through Dixie,
Lafayette and Gilchrist
Counties. The registra-
tion fee is $10 per rider.
At the end of the ride
there will be door prizes
and live music.
So join Mission Possible
and ride with Bikers for
Babies to support the
March of Dimes.
For more information
call Carol Jones at (352)
210-0025 or (352) 221-1349.


THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
YOUR PUBLIC. TRUSTEE


Dana Johnson
Q: I ran a stop sign the other
day and went to pay the ticket at
the Clerk's office. I was curious
about where traffic ticket money
ends up.
A: The money from traffic
infractions is used in a variety
of ways. The majority of the.
dollars and cents stays in the
city or county where the ticket
is written. The rest of the fine
money is distributed to the state
for general revenue and a variety
of state trust funds and programs,
such as: Emergency Medical
Services, Brain and Spinal
Cord Rehabilitation,.Florida


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Dog Food Specials
Boots on Sale
All purchases Cash, Check or Credit Card only.
Come to see us!
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DIXIE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT




SERVING YOU AT FIVE LOCATIONS


CROSS CITY/HIGHWAY 19
OLD TOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
RUTH RAINS MIDDLE SCHOOL
ANDERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL,
DIXIE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

Acute & Chronic Disease Care Minor Surgical Procedures
Laceration Repair. Employment Physicals
Well Child & Newborn Care Family Planning I OB Care
School & Sports Physicals School Health Services
Treatment for Asthma Preventative Health Care
WIC Coupons Dental Services
Laboratory & X.Ray HIV Anonymous & Confidential Testing

Child and Adult Immunizations
Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation & Treatment
Kiddy Corner Play Area for Children

FREE PREGNANCY TESTS
Board Certified Pediatrician To Care For Your Children
Board Certified Family Medicine Practiloner to Care For Adults
Medical Providers To See Your Children At School





TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT CALL: (352) 498-1360
..................... .... OSTMAJOR INSURANCES ACCEPTED


Endowment, Child Welfare
Training, Juvenile Justice, foster
care citizen review panels,
Nongame Wildlife studies and
state criminal justice programs.
The Clerk of Court only retains
a half of one percent.
The percentage of money
received from traffic tickets to
be applied to each of the various
funds is established by the
Legislature, and it is the statutory
responsibility of the Clerk of
Court to see that the monies are
properly distributed.
If you have any questions or
comments about this column,
please forward them to: Dana
Johnson, Clerk of the Circuit
Court, PO Box 1206, Cross City,
Florida 32628-1206 or telephone
(352) 498-1200. E-mail address:
djohnson@dixieclerk.com or
visit us at our website: www.
dixieclerk.com.


Attention All
Candidates

There will be a political
rally at the Cross City
Park on Saturday,
November 1, 2008 begin-
ning at 1:30 PM.
Candidates will speak in
the order in which the
office appears on the bal-
lot. Food and drinks will
be available by one of the
school classes.
All candidates are invit-
ed. Each candidate will
be allowed to speak for
no more than five (5)
minutes.


Old Town-

United

Methodist

Yard and

Bake Sale

October 3rd

and 4th


Walk -for a Cure


The Beta Sigma Phi Xi Xi sorority
will be participating in the
Gainesville WALK FOR A CURE
on Saturday, October 4th. Every
family has been affected by breast
cancer. If you would like to make a
donation to find a cure please con-
tact Pat Felty, Mel Rollison,
Kathryn McInnis or Carol West.


SUMMER IS OVER
Summer is over for another year and it is time to
think about Fall. The Suwannee River Garden Club
will hold its first meeting of the new season on the
last Monday of month, September 29, 2008 at 7 p.m.
Marvin Weaver, Gilchrist County Extension Agent
will instruct the members on Fall Vegetable Garden-
ing. With food prices on the increase, this'will be a
timely topic.
We are happy to welcome 10 new members bringing
the membership to 45. The new officers will be in-
stalled at the meeting, namely, Lisa Smith, president;
Linnie Beck, vice president; Judy Benton, secretary
and Pat Landis, treasurer. Committees will be formed
and plans to attend the District V meeting in Ocala,
October 15, 2008 will be made.
The club meets in the church building behind the
Cadillac Motel in Fanning Springs. The public is wel-
come. Come and bring a friend. For more informa-
tion, contact Joan Pryor (352) 542 2211.


Sunday,
OctoberS, 2008
2-3p.m.


C.ain


Join the LIFE CHAIN in YOUR
community this year!

Stand with thousands of pro-lifers
throughout the USA and Canada!

Life Chain.is a peaceful and prayerful public
witness of pro-life Americans standing for one
hour praying for our nation and for an end to
abortion. It is a visual statement of solidarity
by the Christian community that abortion kills
children and that the Church supports the
sanctity of human life from the
moment of conception.

Life Chains will form in front of Bell High
School, Dixie County High School and Mayo
High School

Open House
at New Life Pregnancy Center at 3:00 PM. You
are cordially invited.


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9-5 Saturday Nov 1 and 2
Noon-5
Trailriders' Club Cross City
Sponsored by the Dixie County Rotary Club

Call 352-498-3077 for more infoi


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The Dixie County Advocate Thursday September 25, 2008


Saturday, November' 1 and 2
Trailrid.ers' Club, Cross City
$10 per 15'x15' Space.
Sponsored by the Dixie County Rotary Club
Call 352-498-7067 to reserve
space


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Real Estate, etc.


Dixie County Humane Society
News

Most folks think being a supporter of the Dixie
Countty Humane Society means caring for homeless
animals or donating money, but there are so many
other ways that one can help. Some are quite simple,
like visiting the new Thrift Store and making a pur-
chase. Others are more complicated, like providing a
foster home for a pet waiting for adoption. Check out
the following list to see if any of these volunteer
roles might be the right one for you!

1. Make a donation of used items to the thrift store
(like books, puzzles, jewelry, clothing or knick-
knacks)

2. Save your aluminum cans, take them to the recycle
center and donate the funds. Not only are saving the
animals but the environment too!

3. Help withthe
adoptions on Sat-
urday at the Thrift

4. Know anything a
about Grant writ-
ing? There may be
grants available .
but someone needs to
write up the proposals.

5. Provide a temporary foster home for an animal
awaiting adoption.

6. Work a shift at the thrift store; they're only 3 to 4
hours long.

7. Come by and do the lawn maintenance at the thrift
store.

8. Volunteer to start a youth group. The kids can
earn the community service hours they need to grad-
uate, along with retail store training and a job refer-
ence.

9. Got time and space to hold a car wash?

10. Love to bake? We have recipes for homemade dog
and cat treats that our animals just love.

11. Are you good with a computer? We need someone
to work on our website, keeping the animal adoption
photos up to date.

12. Got a jar. full of old pennies and loose change ly-
ing around? Don't want to hassle with rolling them
up to take to the bank? Drop them off at the thrift
store.

Of course, yo1 could also open your heart and your
home to one of our wonderful animals. We have cats
and dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds available.
Whatever you choose to do to help, it will be greatly
appreciated by both the two and four-legged mem-
bers of the Dixie County Humane Society. Call us to-
day at 352-542-0017.


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Did he check the odds?

Coach Anderson and

the Bad Bet


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by Chuck Elton
Coach George Anderson at DCHS wanted to "up the
ante" this years bet on the Florida Tennessee foot-
ball game. And George lost this years bet just like
The Volunteers lost to the Gators. The students en-
joyed Coach Anderson wearing his new Gator all day
at DCHS.



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Hardware tanks
Store beside the house Open 7 dy
Open Sunday 2to8p8
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Concrete foundations, sidewalks, driveways,
block, brick, stone, glass block, fireplaces, etc.


No money needed up front!
Licensed, insured, W/C
352-486-3133


White's Vmup Service
Pump Repairs All Makes & Models
Submersible Pumps Pool Pumps
Water Softeners - Iron Filters
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DW on 1.34 (mol) acres in from the River, High & Dry.
located on corner lot on Would make a great home
paved road. Motivated site or weekend getaway.
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on .59 fenced acre. There is
a garage foryour car boat
or can be a workshop....
$279,000 MLS 755471
HOMES
3/2 on 5 acres.......... $105,000
3/2 In Suwannee....... $149900
22 on 4.26 acres......$185.000
3/2 on .61 acre............$98,900
3/2 on 2.04 acres........$79,900
3,2 on the River........$475,000
4/2 on 4 acres..........$130,000
2'1 ontheRiverl.......$426,000
COMMERCIAL
- Just Reduced 8.55 acres
on Hwy 19............$275.000
- 15A5 ac on the River &
Hwy 19 lots of potlental....
-REDUCED...2 acres on Cr
349. 1 acre with well, septic,
& power, additional 2 ac avail


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1/1 home on 2.29 fenced
acres is on paved road.
Close to the river & Gulf...
$127,000 MLS 759020


LOTS


LOTS
.48 improved ac......$22,000
.25 wooded ac..........$4,900
.94 improved ac......$19.000
.48 wooded ac........$14,000
.35 wooded ac........$19,000
.50 wooded ac........$20.000
.11 in SuWannee...$249,900
Acreage
2.65 wooded ac ......$35,000
2 wooded acres......$27,500
2.65 wooded ac......$35.000
6.40 improved ac....$70,000
2.44 wooded ac......$34,900
5.21 wooded ac......$59,900
7.26 Improved ac....$85,000
5 wooded ac...........$49,900


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Established Law
Office/Title Company
Building for Sale
Cross City, FL
Across from County Court
House
Established Law Office/Former
Title Company
Open since around 1930
Historic Brick Building -
Newly renovated with tile and cherry wood
floors
Upgraded central heat and air;Backs up to Unit-
ed States Post Office, High Traffic
Established Law Office Phone number and fax
line
Lobby, Kitchen, Windowed reception, 4 large
offices, bathroom and work room.
Owner will entertain all offers be-
tween
$135,000 $150,000
Will also consider Lease to Own or
Rent at rate of $1,100/month
By Owner
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AMERICAN LEGION POST
383- is open from 9 am until 9 pm.
The Legionnaires meet on the
3rd Wednesday of each month
and the Auxiliary meets on the
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each
month; all 3 meetings at 7 pm.
SAL meets on the 1st and 3rd
Monday of each month at 7:30
pm. Live Entertainment every
Tuesday night at 4 pm in the
lounge. For more information
call 542-2021.

Holy Cross Catholic Church -
Bingo every Tuesday evening
6:00 p.m US. 19. Doors open at
6:00 pm. snacks available. Free
coffee. Rosary every Wednesday
at 6:00 pm. 352-493-9723

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

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

DIXIE COUNTY EDUCA-
TION FOUNDATION meets
on the second Monday of each
month at noon. at the Public
Library in Cross City Call
498-2601 for info


TIMBERS APARTMENTS
1,2, & 3 BR apartments.
Rental assistance may be
available.231 NE 97th St,
Cross City FL. Call 352-498-3175,
TDD/TTY 711.
Equal Housing Opportunity

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FURNISHED 1 and 2 BR Con-
dos for Rent. $750.00-$850. In-
cluded in price, water, cable,
internet, hot tub. Steinhatch-
ee, FL.813-677-9640.
SEPT-NOV


MOBILE HOME FOR RENT
available October 2 BR, Porch
on 5 acres, Thompson Road,
$350.00 month Call 717-762-0050
38,39,40,41


HOUSE FOR RENT. Fenced yard
in Cross City 1 BR, possible 2 BR.
$450 plus deposit. 407-891-1636.
38,40


3 BR House Furnished $400.00
month 498-4186.
39,40


4 SALE OR RENT: 3 Br, 2 bath
SW on 1 acre. Central heat/Air
on paved Road Great neighbor-
hood. $35,000 or rent also for rent
3 BR 1 Bath on 2 acres. Central
Heat/Air, quiet neighborhood.
Both between Cross City and Old
Town. Call for more informaiton.
Phone 352-542-3377 Cell 578-4461.
Available Oct 1st.
39


HOUSE FOR RENT. In Cross
City, 3 Bedrooms with heat and
air and ceiling fans. Stove and
fridge furnished. No large pets.
Rent $425.00 plus deposit. Call
352-498-3251 will be available first
week in October.
39,40


FOR RENT: Two bedroom bath
and 1/2, wood burning fireplace
in master, nice screen porch in
front, fenced back yard, 1g. shed.
$550 to move in. Can rent to own.
Call 352-542-1635 ask for Gerry.
39,40


MH FOR RENT: 2 Br/1 Bath
$300.00 per month. First, last,
plus $200 security 2 miles south
of Old Town. 352-498-7067.
39,40,41,42


FOR RENT. 2 BR Small MH
$400.00 a inonth. 498-3602
39


HUGE YARD SALE, Friday
and Saturday from 8 am til.
Books, movies, video games,
baby items and lots more. 1.5
miles from Hwy 19 in Old
Town on the Suwannee Hwy,
follow signs.

YARD SALE, moving. Sept 26-
27 at 47 NE 456 Ave in Forest
Hills.

YARD SALE Sat Sept 27 9 am
Cross City, 1st Street past
Cross City Rehab 128 NE 243
Ave--Tooks, collectables, furni-
ture, movies & books


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


HOMEBUILDER. Quality
homes built on yourjot. Visit our
sales and design center at 26761
SE Hwy 19, Old Town; open Mon-
Fri 10am-5pm. Lifetime Homes
(CBC017140) 352-542-8416.

UFN

SHOWERS OF BLESSINGS
CUSTOM WATER. TREAT-
MENT Get rid of that iron, odor,
and hard water! WATTS has the
water treatment that will give you
clean healthy water to cook with
and to drink for the entire family
I guarantee our systems to re-
move the iron, odors and give you
pure clean water. No more iron
spots or dingy clothes. Financing
available with little or no money
down and low payments. We have
systems for every budget includ-
ing buying or renting your equip-
ment. For all of your water prob-
lems call your local WATTS deal-
er DAVID. B. DOWNING (352) 356-
0474 or (352) 498-2449. We service
what we sell! A member of the
.Florida Quality Water.
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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
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HARRIS STUMP GRINDING -
498-5982- or 210-0534. Call Miles or
Rick Licensed- Insured. Ufn

JIM'S PRESSURE WASHING
& EXTERIOR PAINTING
Commercial/residential. Mold,
mildew, spiders, etc. Homes, roofs,
walks, patios, etc. Please call Pastor
Jim Hurst (352) 498-023

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SERVICES COMPUTER In-
stall, Repair, & Networking with
in Home Service! Call All Point
Computers at (352)210-1985.
UFN

OPENING Sept 25th, Country
Cottage Thrift Shop. THurs, Fri,
Sat 9AM-6pm. Follow signs at
Hwy 19 and 55A. 352-498-0102.

38,39


Horses for sale. Two kids hors-
es. One paint & one palomino
geldings ($1000 each). Both have
run barrels and other kid's
games. These are real babysit-
ters. Also, one registered Q/H
mare (cannot be bred) $500. For
experienced rider. Sweet disposi-
tion. $500 dollars. 352-222-5405.
UFN

Two HOUSE TRAINED COM-
PANION "COW" DOGS need
home due to owner's illness.
Also 1 Schnauzer Mix 498-2607.
39,40


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


JOBS AVAILABLE
NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED>
We train 17-34 year old HS Grads.
Learn Electronics, Mechanics,
Aviation, Welding, firefighting
and more. Receive benefits at
start; salary room and board,
medical and more. Call 1-800-342-
8123 Mon-Fr 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.
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LOCAL ORDNANCE DEFENSE
CONTRACTOR is currently
seeking to fill a Quality Engi-
neering position. The ideal can-
didate would have a B.S. Degree
in an Engineering or related
field with a minimum of five (5)
years experience in a Quality /
Process Engineering related po-
sitions. PC literacy is a must. Re-
sponsibilities will include the de-
velopment, implementation and
auditing of multiple quality dis-
ciplines including Standard Op-
erating Procedures (IAW ISO
9000 Series), Inspection Plans,
gage requirements, SQC/SPC,,
material review, supplier inter-
face, auditing and corrective ac-
tion systems. Candidate should
\have experience in implement-
ing an ISO 9001:2000 Quality
Management System. ASQ certi-
fication is a plus.

We offer a competitive wage and
benefit package. EOE. For confi-
dential consideration, please
send resume to Bulova Ord-
nance, LLC, 125 SE Swisher
Road, Mayo, FL 32066.
38,39


LOCAL ORDNANCE DEFENSE
CONTRACTOR is currently
seeking to fill a Manufacturing
Engineering position. The ideal
candidate would have a B.S. De-
gree in an Engineering or relat-
ed field with a minimum of two
(2) years experience in a Mfg./.
Process Engineering related po-
sitions. PC literacy is a must and
CAD Design capability is a plus.
Responsibilities will include the
design, development and imple-
mentation of tooling, fixtures
and manufacturing processes ca-
pable of meeting stringent relia-


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,
(386) 758-4843, or (386) 792-2747 for
an appointment or the location
and times or group counseling.
Another way, Inc. also provides
two 24-hour crises lines. Sexual
A_-.anil 1-866-875-7983 Domestic
%VIolence 1-800-500-1119, informa-
tion arnl referral services, legal
advocac-.: community education,
and professional training for law
enforcement, health care and edu-
cational personnel. Ufn

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

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



TOPS MEETING every Wednes-
day at 10:30 at St. Alban's
Church in Chiefland. For in-
formation, call Becky Kelly
352-682-0351.
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LOOKING FOR MUSICIANS
for rock band. Drummer, gui-
tar, bass. Ages 16-35. No equip.
needed. (352) 578-4393.


btlitr standards. Stan'Jard Oper.
ating Procedure general ion.
process troubleshooting and
urinIng as el :-11a. other progress
related activities.

We offer a competitive wage and
benefit package. EOE. For confi-
dential consideration, please
send resume to Bulova Ord-
nance, LLC, 125 SE Swisher
Road, Mayo, FL 32066.

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FOUR WHEELER 2006 Polaris
Hawkeye, adult size. Automatic
Low miles, very nice, can deliver.
$3250.00 352-498-7128.
UFN

FALL ANNUALS:

Mums 3 for $10, petunias and
snaps $16.00 per flat, lorope-
dalums 3 gallon $8.00, Kock out
roses 3 gallon $12.00. A&K Nurs-
ery Hwy 19, Cross City, Mon-Sat
9-5, 356-1189.

SET OF MATCHING JET SKIS
with double trailer. 1 runs, other
needs repair. $1,500. 5423377 Cell
578-4461.
39 /

95 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 96 Ea-
gle Talon 20 Engine, installed re-
cently, starts right up. Body kit
installed, new paint, nice interior,
needs transmission. 503 SE 259th
St. $2,800 OBO 352-498-3584.
39

"The greatest gift

is a passion for
reading. It is
cheap, it con-
soles, it distracts,
it excites, it gives
you knowledge of
the world and ex-
perience of a
wide kind. It is a

moral
illumination."


Elizabeth Hardwick


FOR SALE: Newly remodeled
mobile home 2 1 on .48 acres,
minutes from Turner Point
Landing. won't last long
$53,500.00 Call Today. 727-580-
1987.
38,39,40,41


FOR SALE 100X100 Lot near
Turner Point boat ramp.,
Lot is cleared and ready for de-
velopment. $9000.00
Please Call: 352-356-2215
38,39


AT THE SPIRIT OF
THE SUWANNEE
MUSIC PARK:

SEPT. .27 MERVY
MOUNTAIN BOYS The
fabulous, award win-
ning Mercy Mountain
Boys take the stage this
Saturday night in the
Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park's Music
Hall in Live Oak. Earl
Green, along with
Mitch Sands and Don-
ny Weatherford, make
up this well-known
gospel and positive
country band. Their
abilities on. harmony,
the banjo, mandolin,
acoustic guitar, bass,
jews harp and fiddle
will amaze you. Over
the years various mem-
bers of the group have
played in positive coun-
try bands such as High-
way 7. Admission is $10
per person. For more
about the Merc.y Mo0n-
tain Boys, o to learn
more about the Spirit
of the Suwannee Music
Park, accommodations
and other exciting up-
coming events this fall
at the SOSMP, go,to
www.musiclivesherq or
call us at 386-364-1683.


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remains the same. Despite the current economic environment, we operate from a position

of strength and in the best interests of our clients. We take this responsibility very

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FOR SALE 3 BR 2 Bath DW on
Three acres in Old Town.
$65,000 542-0581 or 356-1907
36,37,38,39

FOR SALE 2 BR, 1 Bath doll
house in Cross'City. Amenities
include a privacy fence, BIG-
storage shed, dog yard and cen-
tral uiiit. I'll finance it if your
credit is acceptable. Prie:
$59,900 and $495.00 per month.
Call Norris McKinney (352)
498-3545


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www. dcadvocate.net


Thursday September 25, 2008


Local


The end of the world has
been postponed for at
least two more months.
CERNs Large Hadron
Collider (LHC) has devel-
oped a Helium leak and
therefore must be allowed
to warm to a temperature
that will enable those
wacky CERN scientists to
make the needed repairs.
They figure one month
for that, and another to
cool it back to opera-
tional temperatures.

Verizon has announced
that it will no longer re-
quire a contract on plans
with new customers. You
won't be getting a free
phone, however. You can
check out their plans, and
the price of their various
phones with, or without a
contract at verizon.com. I
see the fall of cellular
phone service contracts
(as all of Verizon's com-
petition will have to fol-
low suit) as a clear sign of
the end-times.

More proof that the
world is going to end
shortly can be found by
looking at the music in-
dustry's next big thing.
Music will be offered by
the end of this year on
SD chips. The move to a,
flash-type medium was
quite predictable: flash
drives hold more data
than CDs, are more
durable, take up less
space, and are becoming
more and more afford-
able. The amazing bit is
that the songs therein


edneck Tech
by Eli Loy

lew Trends

in Tech

will not have Digital
Rights Management
(DRM) encoding, making
them much easier to copy
to your computer. That
move, I didn't see coming.
The RIAA has long been
shoving DRM-encoded
data at us and I figured
they would use the jump
to flash memory as a vi-
able way to attach it per-
manently to the market.
Perhaps their DRM con-
taining CDs lost them
more customers' money
than it safeguarded from
piracy

Wikileaks... This website
cause somewhat of a stir
when a California judge
ordered its immediate re-
moval from the internet.
The order was deemed
unconstitutional and it
subsequently went back
into operation (it actually
never shut down). The
site has been a bright
banner of free speech
and a haven of whistle-
blowers from all walks of
life; receiving and broad-
casting such documents
as the Guantanamo Bay
Standard Operating Pro-
cedures Manual, and
some documents that
Bank Julius Baer didn't
like too much. Docu-
ments from governments
everywhere suddenly
found themselves stolen
by hackers and uploaded
to the site. Docunients
that many people never
wanted seen. Recently,
persons have hacked the
personal e-mail of ,a well-
noted individual, and the
website of Bill O'Reilly.


The contents were up-
loaded to wikileaks and
displayed. I saw what was
in Ms. Palin's e-mail, it
wasn't anything of im-
portance. Wikileaks
shouldn't have displayed
the data. The info ob-
tained from O'Reilly's
website was also of no
consequence, revealing
no deep, dark secrets or
anything else interesting.
I would, if I were a para-
noid person, say that the
CIA was obviously acting
as hackers and uploading
this malicious data to the
otherwise-likeable web-
site in order to discredit
the poor fellows running
the site, and to generate
evidence that could be
used to shut wikileaks
down. I'm not paranoid,
so I'll not say all that.

Some of the folks at Cor-
nell have "discovered"
that GPS signals can be
spoofed, or faked. Using a
receiver that they repro-
grammed to transmit an
altered signal, they were
able to trick a GPS unit
into accepting their sig-
nal as the real thing.
Well, duh. The way I un-
derstand GPS systems as
working, the satilites
broadcast their identity
and the current time. The
receiver compares the dif-
ferences between the
times that it receives
from known satilites in
order to triangulate its
position on the planet.
Anything that consists of
a simple, repetitive radio
broadcast can easily be
monitored for a length of
time and then emulated.
The government is says
that they already thought
of that, and have "coun-
termeasures" those Cor-
nell researchers say
they can spoof those too.


Martinez Praises U.S. Marshalls

Calls for Funding

Senator calls "Operation Orange Crush" a success;
highlights need for permanent Regional Fugitive Task Force


WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) today praised the U.S. Marshals
Service for arresting more than 2,400 violent criminal fugitives in Florida over the
last several weeks. Dubbed "Operation Orange Crush," the U.S. Marshals Service
led an unprecedented law enforcement effort in Florida designed to capture violent
fugitives. The operation was made possible by the coordinated work of the U.S. Mar-
shals Service, state, county, and local law enforcement agencies, and through re-
sources secured by Senator Martinez for the establishment of a Regional Fugitive
Task Force.

"This operation has made Florida's communities safer," Martinez said "The im-
mense coordination between all levels of law enforcement succeeded in taking many
of the worst of the worst criminal offenders off the streets. Decreasing violent
crime in Florida is one of my main priorities and I will work to ensure the U.S. Mar-
shals continue to receive funding to expand efforts in the state."

In 2007, Senator Martinez secured $2.8 million for Operation Orange Crush. This
year, Senator Martinez was able to secure $10 million to expand the statewide U.S.
Marshals Service's Regional Fugitive Task Force in Florida. The resources are in-
cluded in the Senate's FY 2009 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations bill.
The funding passed the Appropriations Committee and the measure now moves to
the Senate floor for consideration.

The Regional Fugitive Task Force programs are charged with targeting and appre-
hending violent criminals, gang members, and child predators. They work in con-
cert with local, state and federal agencies and last year closed more than 22,000
felony warrants across the nation.


Old. Town United
Methodist

On October 3rd and 4th
we will have a yard and
bake sale to help provide
the following services in
the mission field. We
need your help and look
forward to this time of
fellowship:

Ari Arfaras missionary
to Russian
Orphanage/mission
Society, Another Way--
Abused Women and Chil-
dren, UNCOR--Disaster


Relief both locally and
around dthe world. Three
Nursing Homes: Ayers,
Tri County and Cross
City Rehab.: providing.
gifts for birthdays, food
and fellowship for Ladies
Brunch and Valenitne
gifts for 240 residents.
Ma Ma Mia's Love
Train/Jim Russo Christ-
mas Program--Providing
the Upper Room for our
congregation, sending
youth to the Methodist
Summer Camp, our
church every way possi-
ble, including VBS, Sun-
day Church Nursery.


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EXCELLENCE IN VISION CARE

Now CLOSE TO HOME.

Tri-County Primary Care welcomes Dr. Jim Roberts to Cross City.

Dr. Roberts will be in Cross City for one day only -
Friday, October 3rd at 1:00 pm! Don't miss this opportunity

Dr. Roberts is a board certified ophthalmologist and on Friday, October 3rd,
Dr. Roberts will be as near as your neighborhood and
as close as your phone.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3RD 1:00 PM
AT
TRI-COUNTY PRIMARY CARE
306 NE HWY 351 CROSS CITY


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BOARD CERTIFIED OPHTHALMOLOGIST


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Thursday September 25, 2008


Legals, etc.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Case No.: 08-CP-55
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BOBBIE J. DICKEY,
Deceased.
AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDI-
TORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that
an Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the Estate of Bob-
bie J. Dickey, deceased, File Number
08-CP-55, by the Circuit Court for Dix-
ie County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Dixie County
Courthouse, 214 NE Highway 351,
Cross City, Florida 32628; that the
decedent's date of death was June 17,
2007; that the total value of the estate is
$15,000.00 and the names and address-
es of those to whom it has been as-
signed by such order are:
Name
Address
Gale E. Ross
2808 Critz Lane
Thompsons Station, TN 37179
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other
than those for whom provision for full
payment was made in the Ordef of
Summary Administration must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 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 AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice: September 18.2008
LAW OFFICE OF DANIEL C. PERRI
Attorneys for Personal Representative
4 Eleventh Avenue, Suite One
Shalimar, Florida 32579
(850) 651-3011
DANIEL C. PERRI
Gale E. Ross
2808 Critz Lane
Thompsons Station, TN 37179
38,39


From DAY CARE, pg 1

James Tyson spoke op-
posing the center, saying
that he felt that since the
two facilities in place,
Kids Korner and Head
Start, were not full, that
to build another child
care center within five
miles was just "too close
together," and that "if it
was further out, that'
might be different."

Several Cross City resi-
dents spoke to state their
concerns regarding the
need for new jobs in the
area, and the concern
that if Head Start were to
close, that those jobs
would be lost. Rita Har-
ris explained to the
Council that she would
be hiring twenty-five to
thirty people to work in.
the facility when operat-
ing at peak capacity

Councilman Clay Lock-
lear expressed his con-
cerns regarding the in-
creased traffic to the resi-
dential area. The Day
Care Center would be lo-,
cated just south of the
Cross City Rehabilitation
building, which is zoned
residential, on a street
that already is congested*
and busy City Manager
Mike Cassidy said that a
traffic study had been
done that said that the
additional traffic from
parents of the 200 chil-
dren at the facility drop-
ping off and picking up
kids in the morning and
evening was not judged
to have an affect on the
road's traffic pattern or
congestion. .

The City Attorney ex-
plained to the crowd that
the Council is bound to
approve or disapprove of
the project based on a set
of criteria. City Manag-
er Mike Cassidy stated
that the planning and


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF HTE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO 08-02-DP
IN THE INTEREST OF: V.S. (M)
DOB: 07/01/2001, MINOR CHILD
NOTICE OF SUIT FOR TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND PLACEMENT FOR ADOP-
TION
THIS STATE OF FLORIDA
TO: THOMAS BRANTLEY, AD-
DRESS UNKNOWN
You are hereby notified that a peti-
tion under oath has been filed in
the above-styled Court for the ter-
mination of your parental rights to
V.W., a male child born July
01,2001 in Alachua County, Flori-
da, and for permanent commit-
ment of the child to the Depart-
ment of Children and Family Ser-
vices for subsequent adoption.
You are hereby commanded to be
and appear before the HONOR-
ABLE FREDERICK KOBERLEIN,
JUDGE OF HTE CIRCUIT
COURT, at the Dixie County Cour-
thouse, Cross City, Florida, on
OCTOBER 3, 2008 at 9:30 am for
a Termination of Parental Rights
Advisory Hearing.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY AP-
PEAR AT THIS ADVISORY
HEARING CONSTITUTES CON-
SENT TO THE TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS
CHILD. IF YOU FAILTOAP-
PEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME
SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL
LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT
TO THE NAMED CHILD.
YOU ARE ENTITLED TO HAVE
AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT
YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU
WANT AN ATTORNEY BUT ARE
UNABLE TO AFFORD ONE, THE
'COURT WILL APPOINT AN AT-
TORNEY TO REPRESENT YOU.
Witness my hand as the clerk of
said Court and the Seal therefore,
on this 28th day of August 2008.
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court
by: Dawn L. DuBois, Deputy Clerk
36,37,38,39


zoning assessment of
those criteria was "posi-
tive.'

The criteria that the
property must meet in-
cludes having no detri-
mental affect on traffic
flow, utilities, the com-
prehensive plan, compati-
ble use with neighboring
properties, living condi-
tions in the. neighbor-
hood, increased traffic,
draining, property val-
ues, or detriment to fu-
ture development of the
residential area. The
project must also be
judged to be "in scale"
for the neighborhood.

The citizens at the meet-
ing requested further in-
formation about how that
"positive" rating for the
above criteria was deter-
mined, and demanded
that their voices were
heard on the increased
traffic, effect on the exist-,
ing neighborhood, and
the scale of the proposed
center.

Ms. Mary Miller was the
only citizen present who
spoke in favor of the cen-
ter's potential economic
impact on the town. She
said "If you build that fa-
cility, you're going to
have jobs while its being
built, and when its built,
you're going to have 30 or
40 more jobs." She also
referred to earlier com-
ments made about the
number of vacancies at
the existing day care cen-
ters, and stated that if
the stated number of 800
children in the county
from ages 0-5 were cor-
rect, that only 31% of the
county's children would
be served by all three cen-
ters. "That leaves an aw-
ful lot of room for an aw-
ful lot of people." The
Council decided to con-
tinue the discussion to
its next meeting on 10/13.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF HTE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR DIXIE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO 06-59-CJ
IN THE INTEREST OF P.S. (M)
DOB: 12/16/2001
NOTICE OF SUIT FOR TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND
PLACEMENT FOR ADOPTION
THIS STATE OF FLORIDA
TO: ENRIQUE "RICKY" FRANCIS,
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
You are hereby notified that a peti-
tion under oath has been filed in
he above-styled Court for the ter-
nination of your parental rights to
P.S., a male child born pn Decem-
ber 16, 2001, in Faulkner County,
Arkansas,and for permanent com-
mitment of the child to the Depart-
mert of Children and Family Ser-
vices for subsequent adoption. You
are hereby commanded to be and
appear before theHONORABLE
FREDERICK KOBERLEIN, JUDGE
OF HTE CIRCUIT COURT, at the
Dixie County Courthouse, Cross
City, Florida, on OCTOBER 3, 2008
at 9:30 am for a Termination of
Parental Rights Advisory Hearing.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY AP-
PEAR AT THIS ADVISORY HEAR-
ING CONSTITUTES CONSENT
TO THE TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS
CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR
ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECI-
FIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL
RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE
NAMED CHILD.

YOU ARE ENTITLED TO HAVE AN
ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN
THIS MATTER. IF YOU WANT AN
ATTORNEY BUT ARE UNABLE TO
AFFORD ONE, THE COURT WILL
APPOINT AN ATTORNEY TO REP-
RESENT YOU.
Witness my hand as the clerk of
said Court and the Seal therefore,
on this 28th day of August 2008.
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court
by: Dawn L. DuBois, Deputy Clerk
36,37,38,39

"Reading is a means of
thinking with another
person's mind; it forces you
to stretch your own."


TOPICS: (4 hours classroom)
-Vehicle Dynamics
-Human Factors
-Responsibility
-Liability
-Drug and Alcohol Use
-Night Driving
-Aggressive Driving and Road Rage

REQUIREMENTS TO ATTEND:


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READING FIRST SCHOOLS IN DIXIE COUNTY SHOW
CONSISTENT IMPROVEMENT AND ARE
EXCEEDING STATE EXPECTATIONS


Two Reading First
schools were recently rec-
ognized by the Just Read,
Florida! Office for.
demonstrating consistent
improvement and for
meeting the require-
ments outlined in the
Reading First grant. An-
derson Elementary and
Old Town Elementary
have worked diligently
on Reading First imple-
mentation and have been
successful at increasing
the percentage of K-3
students at or above
grade level and reducing
the percentage of stu-
dents with serious read-
ing difficulties.

Over the past five years
of implementation, An-
derson Elementary
showed a 28% increase in
the number of students
reading at or above grade
level, while Old Town Ele-
mentary showed a
21% increase. Additional-
ly, Anderson Elementary
reduced the percentage of
students at high risk
from 31% to 8% over the
course of the last five
years and Old Town Ele-
mentary decreased their
percentage from 25% to
8 %. Comparatively, both
schools have surpassed


the state average of grade le
Reading First schools 1 to yea
that have implemented with the
the program all five percent
years., high ris
tribute
Denee Hurst, principal at ing Firs
Anderson Elementary velopme
commented, "We have cation o
been cel-
ebrating
our "I am eXtremely
students' proud of the
success- improvement in
es since improvement i
the intro- the percent of
duction students on grade
of Read-
ing First. level from year
DIBLES 1 to year 5, and
had a with
profound impressed with
impact the decrease of
on our the percent of
progress
monitor- students at high
ing on risk in reading."
eachstu- Howard Wadsworth
dent. _______
Those re-
sults became our "corn- Florida
munity conversation" and sch
with students and par- a variety


ents...which helped us
lead the state in success
with Reading First! We
could not be happier!"

"I am extremely proud of
' the improvement in the
percent of students on


The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast,
representing Citrus, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy and
Sumter Counties, is scheduled hold an Executive
Committee Meeting beginning at 9:30a.m., on
Thursday, October 2, 2008 at the Coalition's Crystal
River office located at 1564 N. Meadowcrest Blvd,
Crystal River, FL. Please contact the Coalition at
352-563-9939 if you have any questions.
Public participation is welcome.
,39


Charles Scribner, Jr.


resource
for teac
dents be
dent rea
improve
achieve


evel from year
r 5, and impressed
e decrease of the
of students at
k in reading. I at-
this to the Read-
st professional de-
ent training, dedi-.
of our school's
reading coach,
'teacher's fidelity
to the skills and
strategies that
make students
successful, and
the willingness
of students and
parents to be
supportive of the
reading goals at
Old Town Ele-
mentary School,"
stated Howard
Wadsworth, prin-
cipal of Old
Town Elemen-
tary

Reading First
grants assist
school districts
ools by providing
y of
es and training
.hers to help stu-
ecome more confi-
iders and
e student reading
mient.


DRIVING EXERCISES: (8 hours Driving Range)
-Threshold, ABS, and Emergency Braking
-Evasive Maneuvers
-Cornering
-Backing
-Forward and Reverse Serpentine
-Figure 8
-Off Road Recovery
-Skid Control


-Child must be between the ages of 16-19
-Have a valid Florida driver's license
-Have access to a safe vehicle
-The vehicle operated must have proof of insurance
-Child and parent must sign a waiver of liability prior to taking this course

This course will provide you with the knowledge and hands-on experience to reduce your chances of being involved in a crash.


Participation forms can be picked up at Dixie County High School, Sheriffs Office in the courthouse, or the Dixie County Jail.



PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

For more information call (352) 498-1462


This is a public notice to inform Michelle
Riels Unit 8 Cross City that rent on her
unit is over 15 days delinquent. There will
be an auction on this unit on October 25,
2008 at 9:00 am at the.Cross City Storage
Facility.

39,40


Did you know that 25%-30% of teen drivers will be involved in a crash during the first year of driving.

Traffic crashes are the NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF DEATHAMONG TEENS,

WHAT: A 12-hour class that is a defensive driving program


WHEN: Thursday, October 9, 2008,5-9 p.m. Dixie CountyHigh School

Saturday, October 11, 2008, 8-5 p.m. Cross City Airport








Thursday September 25, 2008


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Obituaries and Faith


Casey Rae Lynch


Steinhatchee grandparents, Jeffie and Leo Eaton,
lost their grandson, Casey Rae Lynch, September
12, 2008. He was twenty-eight years old and passed
away in Denver, Colorado.

Casey worked as a landscaper after returning from*
service in the Iraq War.

He is survived by his mother, Lynn Neal-Thomas;
his brothers, J.R. and Kevin Clifford Lynch; his
stepfather, James Thomas; and several aunts and
cousins in Seminole, Oklahoma and Villarica, Geor-
gia.

He was predeceased by his father, Ray Lynch, and
his paternal grandparents.

Services will be held September 17, 2008 in Semi-
nole, Oklahoma. Casey will be buried next to his fa-
ther.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the
Shriners Children's Hospital (2900 Rocky Point Dr.
Tampa, FL 33607) or to the charity of your choice.'


f Robert Andrew Schmidt


MR. ROBERT ANDREW SCHMIDT of Old Town
passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at
North Florida Regional Medical Center. He was
48.

Born irtPekinmllinois,Mr. Schmidt movedto 01
Town 23 yearsago and went:to work for Georgia .
Pacific as a millwright. He enjoyed fishing and
restoring classic cars. He was member of Mc-
Crabb Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Schmidt of Old
Town; son, Chris Hinckley of Chicago, IL; mother,
Reba Schmidt of Peoria, IL; brother's, Dave (Sher-
ry) Schmidt of Peoria, AZ, Tom (Larcy) Schmidt of
Knoxville, TN and Mike (Gayle) Schmidt of Wis-
casset, Maine; and sister, Jan (Jim) Renz of St.
Louis, MO.


A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Septem-
ber 23, 2008 at 2:30 PM at the McCrabb Baptist
Church in Old Town with Rev. Bruce Sullivan offi-
ciating. Arrangements were placed under the care
of the Rick Gooding Funeral-Home, Cross City,
L Florida 352-498-5400.


NEW PROSPECT

BAPTIST NEWS
Bro. Billy and Sister Penny were ab-
sent, as they were on a special trip to
help a, fellow pastor and his family cele-
brate his fifty years in the ministry.
Bro. Gene Coon accepted the offer to
stand in for Bro. Billy and, after our
choir and musicians had done a fantas-
tic job in their respective field of wor-
ship, he brought a Spirit-filled message
from Matthew 7:13-14. We extend an in-
vitation to Bro. Gene and his lovely
wife, Sis. Karen, to come back anytime!


Please study the plan of


SALVATION


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


John 14:6
Acts 4:12

Matthew 10:32-33

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

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


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


dii


rWiley Walker


Mr. Wiley Walker, age 85, a resident of
Chtefland,Florida died on September 19, 2008 at his
residence in Chiefland due to an extended illness.

Mr. Walker will be greatly missed, by many. He is
surivied by; his wife, Betty Walker of Chiefland,
Florida. 5 Sons: Jessie McCrimmons Jr., Willie Lee
Walker Sr., Earnest Lee Walker, Bennie Walker, and
Larry Lee Walker. 4 Daughters: Georgia Mae Mc-
Dowell, Maeonie Solamon, Mildred Hopper all of
Cross City, Florida. and Betty Jo Williams of Talla-
hasse, Florida. Father- in- Law: U.L. Gamble of
Chiefland, Florida.

The Family of Mr. Wiley Walker would like to invite
you to attend the Funeral Services for Mr. Walker
on Saturday September 27, 2008 11:00am at the Dixie
County High School Auditorum in Cross City, Flori-
da with Pastor Joseph Wilcox delivering the mes-
sage. The Committal Services will follow in the
Chiefland Community Cemetery ,Chiefland,Fl. The
family will receive friends at Carnegie Funeral
Home (Wade Greenlee Memorial Chapel 217 SE 4th
Ave. Chiefland, Florida 32644) on Friday from 6-7pm.

Professional Services are under the care of
Carnegie Funeral Home. (352) 493-1857 or (800) 493-
' 1855.


L
r=


Frederick Calvin Coons,-


Frederick Cal-vin Coons of Lewiston, Michigan
passed away Satruday, September 20, 2008 at his
winter home in Horseshoe Beach, FL. He was 84.

Frederick served our country in WWII as a Para-
trooper and in the Special Forces of the Army. He
then went on to become a Master Plumber and oper-
ated his own business for several years before retir-
ing. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his sister in law Ruth Coons of
Houghton Lake, MI; his nephews Charles Coons of
,iCamano Island, WA ahd Fred Coons of Houghton
.Lake, MI, .. .. .

Arrangements are under the care of rick Gooding
Funeral Home, Cross City.


At present, we are excited about work-
ing to get the Awana program started at
NPBC, and hope to accomplish this
very soon, so stay tuned. In other news,
the wedding of Jason Driggers and
Karen Arrington will be held on Satur-
day, September 27th at the Pentecostal
Holiness Church in Cross City.

Whether you're looking for a church
home or a church to visit, we welcome
you to New Prospect. As always, we en-
courage you to keep your prayers going
for the many people on the church
prayer lists, and especially our Presi-
dent, our military personnel, and those
who have recently lost loved ones.


First Baptist Church of Cross Clty.
US 19 *Cross City
Sur.day SGoi 9 3uA Momui.g Worsr,.p t10.5A
* AWANAS 6:00- Evening Worship 7P
Wed GA's & RA's- 6P Youth 7P
AOult Bore Smiay' & Prayer 7P Cniar 8P
Pastor Mike Brown
(352) 498-5107


FIRST BAPTIST OF

STEINHATCHEE

NEWS

The three churches: Charity Baptist and
Faith Baptist of Perry and First Baptist of Stein-
hatchee had an 'Ole Time Tent Meeting last week! We
heard some heart searching preaching, great spirit
filled singing from the three church choirs, good gui-
tar playing, harmonica blowing at variousspeeds;
hearing the old gospel songs from soul to solitude lis-
tening! Pastors Paul Nawlin's sermon was "Every
Knee Shall Bow". John Edmisten delivered two mes-
sages: "One Man, One Heart, One Alter", then on Fri-
day a dynamic message The Cross and the blood of
JESUS"! Leon Holden preached on..." Eating At The
devils Table". Curtis White preached on "What Kind
of Race Are You Running?" Are you limping, lame or
just laid out! These four men of GOD have changed
many. of our lives!! "Take up thy cross and follow
ME," we hear the BLESSED SAVIOR call: How can we
make a lesser sacrifice, when JESUS gave HIS all?
Seven people came forward professing their faith and
receiving Salvation! GOD will truly change their
lives!!! Because JESUS bore the cross for us, we
should be willing to take it up for HIM!

We were blessed with two specials Sunday! We
heard Herman (Woodduck) Wood singing "I Want to
Stroll Over Heaven With You", in the morning service
! Then Harry Gatlin played his six string qui tar and
sang,'The Lighthouse".It's always a joy and a privi-
lege to worship together! Come join us at First Bap-
tist! Share with GOD'S people who have the same
needs as you! Come to JESUS...come to life!

The ladies from Faith Baptist arid Charity Baptist
churches will join us and go on the church bus to Ho-
mosassa Springs to New Hope Baptist Church for a
Ladies Meeting on Saturday. The bus will be leaving
at 8:00 A.M. Remember ladies the bridal shower for
Kristen Mitchell on October 30th at the church! Let's
keep our eyes on the LORD: HE never takes HIS eyes
off us! .

Did ya mark your calendar for the upcoming re-
vival? Just a reminder...October 5th-8th with Pastor
Darryl Weaver, see ya there! MAY YOUR TROU-
BLES BE LESS, YOUR BLESSINGS BE MORE AND
NOTHING BUT HAPPINESS COME THROUGH
YOUR DOOR! Sandy Coleman


New Prospect Baptist Church
US 19 Between Cross City & Old Town
Jesus is The Answer For Your Life
Sunday School 10A-Morning Worship 11A
Children's Church 11A- Evening Worship 7P
Wednesday Evening 7P
Pastor Billy Robson
(352) 498-3711


Calvary Temple Assembly of God
Suwannee Lumber Road Cross City
"Join Us ForAVisit. Stay ForAUfetme."
Sunday Worship 10:30 A
Wednesday Evening Serace 7P
Kid Church-Ages 3-5 & 6-12
Pastor Jim Hurst
(352) 498-3023


First Baptist Church of Old Town Old Town United Methodist Church Central Baptist Church
.'WekomeTo God's House Won'it'ou Coe On In' US 19 Old Town Intersection of Camp St. & Horseshoe Beach Rd.
Sunday School 10A- Morning Worship -11A Food Pantry Open 8am -11am, Mon -Thurs.
Evening Worship 6P "Come Let Us Worship & Adore Him" Invites You To Worship With Us!
Wednesday Bible Study- 7P Sunday Worship 9:30A ,A church white everybody is somebody and Chrdst Is Lord"
Knock & thedoorwllopen, seek &you will find, ask & youwill be Church Sqcool 11A Sunday School 10A* Morning Worship 11A
given life eternally. Wednesday Choir Practice 7P Evening Worship 6P .- Wed. Prayer Meeting 7P
Pastor Royce Hanshew Pastor Rev. Carl Rainear Pastor David B. Downing
(352) 542-7050 (352) 542-7954 (352) 498-0714

First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee Old Town Church of God Cross City Church of Christ
Riverside Drive Steinhatchee Welcomes You To Come & Worship With Us 5237 52 NE 147th St (McArthur St.)
*Lighthouse On The Gulf Sunday School 10:OOA Sunday Bible Study 10:00 A
Sunday School 10A. Morning Worship 11A Sunday Morning Worship 11:00A Morning Worship 11:00A
Evening Worship-6P Sunday Evening Worship O6:00P Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7:00 P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting -7P- Awana 6:30 Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00P Wednesday Evening Bible Study 700
Pastor Leon Holden Pastor Troy Hare
(352) 498-2108 (352) 542-8222

First Baptist Church of Horseshoe Beach Scrub Creek Baptist Church Cross City Church of God
25 Main Street- Horseshoe Beach, FL Located 6 Miles East on CR 351 Kenneth Street Cross City
"Where God's Word is Changing Lives" "A Friendly Church With A Welcome Spirit" "Proclaiming The Full Gospel For All People"
Bible Study 10A. Worship 11A Bible Study 9:45A. Worship Service 11A Children' evenings Church 10:30Aorship-6:30Worship 10:30A
Sunday Evening Worship -66P Church Training -d6PP Evening Worship -7P Wednesday Family Training HourAdult & Teen Ministry,
Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer- 7P Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P Boy's Brigade & Gir's Club 7:00P
Pastor Carlos M. Perez Pastor Archie Knowles Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey, Pastor
(352) 498-0756 (352) 498-5535 (352) 498-3280

First United Methodist Church Seventh-Day Adventist Church Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Church
22 NE 138th St* Cross City Cross City 100 Parker Street Cross City
"Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors" in the Heart of Dixie Co., with Dixie Co. at Hearti
The People of The United Methodist Church "Welcomes You Where Jesus is Lord" Sunday School 10A Morning Worship 11A
Sabbath School 9:30A- Morning Worship 11A Children's Church -Ages 3-7
Sunday School- 9:45A. Morning Worship 11A Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30P Sunday Evening 7:00 pm ,
Wednesday -Adult Choir- 7:30P Wed. Family Night 7:30P Youthquake & Kid's Club
Pastor Rev. Glenda Brayman Pastor Bill Schnorbus Pastor Paul & Louise Tyson
(352) 498.3420 H (352) 498-3258 C (352) 498-5674 (352) 498-0736

,= Harvest Winds Ministries Faith Baptist Church
1 mile South of Cross City Hwy 19 CR 55A(Between Cross City& OldTown)
Sunday School 10:15 "The Church With An Open Door"
SChurch 11:00 Sunday School -9:45A- Morning Worship 11A
Weds. Morning Prayer Evening Worship 7P
Pastor Charles & Jackie BechtoldMid-Week Bible Study-Wednesday- 7P
352-498-4004 or 498-7896 Rev. Jackie Pettrey, Pastor
S(352) 542-7103
Lydia Baptist Church Wind of the Spirit Outreach Ministries First Assembly of God
2 Miles West of Cross City on US 19 Located Behind NAPA in Old Town Hwy 351 & Camp Two Rd. Cross City
"A Church You Can Call Home" "A Church Without Walls"
Sunday-Momrning Prayer 9:15A* Sunday School 9:45A Sunday Morning 10:30A Sunday Evening 6P Sunday School f0A Morning Worship 11A
Morning Worship 11A. Evening Worship7P Tuesday InteraessoryPrayer7:30P Sunday Children's Church 11A
Wednesday-Prayer Meeting 7P' Thursday Night 7:30o P Sunday Evening 7P Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Bible Study, Mission Friends. RA's, GA's urayNght
Pastor Wayne Allen Pastor Theadus & Benita Corbin Rev. Marvin & Janice Parsley
(352) 498-5617 (352) 498-5837 (352)498-3366
"Mcratb' artist Church Holy Cross Catholic Mission Grace Worship Church
7391 NE 349 Hwy-Comer of 349N/351A Hwy 19 South of Cross City Power In the Word
Bruce Sullivan, Pastor, Mass- Sundays- 11:30 am
Old Town:542-2207 Confessions-Sundays 10:450- 11:15 am 2 miles NE of Red Light In Old Town, Hwy 349
Sunday School 9:45AM; Church 11:00 am CCD Every Wednesday 6:00 7:15 pm Sunday Services at 11:00 am
Sunday night 6:00 P Discipleshlp Training 7:00 pm Svc. At SL John the Evangelist in Chiefland Sunday Evening Services at 5:30 pm
Wednesday night 5:30-8:00-AWANA Grades Pra-K thru High School
Wednesday Night 7.00 PM Bible Study Rosary Every Tuesday 3:00 pm Pastor Wayne Liles
Van Ministry Bro. Foy Cell 366-2294 (352) 493-9723 (352) 498-7167


"To give pleasure
to a single heart
'by a single kind.
act is better than
a thousand.,
head-bowings in
prayer.1
.-Saddi


Prayer


You who solve all problems, who
lights all roads so that I can
obtain my goals. You who give
me the Divine gift to forgive and
to forget all evil against me and
that in all instances of my life,
You are with me. I want in this
short prayer to thank You for all
things and to confirm that I
never want to be separated from
You, even and in spite of all
material illusions. I wish to be
with You in eternal glory
Thank You for Your mercy
toward me and mine.
The person must say this prayer
for three consecutive days.
After three days the favor
requested will be granted even
though it may appear difficult.
This prayer must be published
immediately after the favor is
granted without mentioning the
favor, only your initials should
appear at the bottom.
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Entertainment
li .. II .. I I [ I I. I J II ** I


The Cool


Down Lap
A doozy in in the early oing, before be-
ing brushedy Robbie Gor-
Dover don into the wall and sus-
taining right side problems.


by Alan Ross

There's no doubt about it.
Jack Roush can definitely go
out and purchase that Pana-
ma Montecristi fino. His
Roush Fenway stable made a
mockery of the rest of The
Chase field, conquering the
famed Monster Mile at
Delaware's Dover Downs
and taking a 1-2-3 sweep of
the Camping World RV 400
Sunday.
Greg Biffle was again the
surprise guest in Victory
Lane, gaining the checkered
flag for the second week in a
row in claiming the opening
two rounds of The Chase.
But as race viewers readily
noticed, it could just as easi-
ly have been teammate Matt
Kenseth, the race's runner-
up, or Sprint Cup standings
leader and third-place fin-
isher at Dover, Carl Edwards
if his crew chief had taken
dwards' advice and
changed four tires instead of
only two during the team's
final pit stop), who could
have stood atop the victory
stand. And at that, Roush's
fourth car-the 26 of Jamie'
McMurray-actually was .
the best car out on the track


But as NASCAR races show
week in and week out, being
the best car at the start
(pole-sitter Jeff Gordon
through Lap 30), the early
stages (McMurray), interme-
diate stages (Kenseth), late-
intermediate stages (Jimmie
Johnson), and final stages
(Edwards) does not neces-
sarily mean you're the best
car at the end. Biffle "had
something," as race analysts
like to say for both Edwards
and Kenseth, and certainly
knew the right instant to
make his late charge. The
win threw The Chase stand-
ings into yet another scram-
ble, but Edwards, for the sec-
ond week in a row, was able
to maintain his reign at the
top with just eight races to
go.
ROSS RANTS: Unquestion-
ably the talk of the early
Chase is the non production
of Joe Gibbs Racing and in
particular the 18 car of reg-
ular-season points leader,
Kyle Busch. One could al-
most detect a note of defeat
in Busch's tone after bring-
ing up the rear at Dover fol-
lowing his 34th-place finish
at New Hampshire. Now, in-
credibly, he stands last in
The Chase standings, an ig-


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Champions of Ceras: ELO' TALE


By James Smedley


-'-.~ -
-/ '3lV ~ ~ T~-eat ~ttz a
~gin. and A~jfnct g,, )
-. wuat
a6ternt oJtAi~ dart in yea7'J..
.fa0t *aAefter ~4-itThia -~ K~ r~-~y~ f~& Y t,~ to, ti~ ntountain,
deja. --
are Beaten By tA't~c&aeinj etornt.


noble and frustrating end (at
this point) to one of the
most spectacular seasons in
stock car racing history But
that's the-punishing points
system of The Chase. It
seems inequitable that a .guy
who won eight races and lit-
erally dismissed the rest of
the field (excepting Edwards
and Johnson) for 26 races
can drop numerically all the
way to the bottom after just
two bad finishes... Jeff Gor-
don had his best race. of The
Chase and his best finish
since a month ago at Bristol
(5th) to climb up to eighth in
the standings...Though the.
race was pocked with 10 cau-
tions, the last 50 laps were
green and clean-a rarity in
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Thursday September 25, 2008


In Closing


POW/MIA Ceremony


Left to right: Charlie Combs, Tank Lee and John Howell


by Tank Lee


Mrs. Lillian Welkie was the host.
Friday, September 19th at the
American Legion Post 383 Old
Town for a POW / MIA Remem-
brance Ceremony: The guest of
honor for the day was Mr. Charlie
Combs, an Ex-POW. Mr. Combs
was captured by the Japanese
during. World War II on December,
10, 1941 and was liberated Decem-
ber 1945. Mr. Combs weighed only
62 pounds when rescued and
spent 1 % years in the hospital.
Mr. John Howell (USMC Ret.) had
the honor of telling Mr. Combs'
story to the crowd gathered for
the occasion.

After a brief ceremony, commis-
sion chairman Buddy Lamb pre-
sented a proclamation from the
county making September 19th
POW / MIA Remembrance Day It
was special for Buddy Lamb, be-
cause his father was a veteran
and his uncle was a POW After
closing ceremonies, a light lunch
was provided by the Ladies Auxil-
iary.


(Colon, et.) Leo ggins
(Colonel ret.) Leon Wiggins


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SDear ,Ctizens,
,- I am a State Certified Residential Appraiser (License #5218) with over 10 years of on the Job
Experience in the Property Appraiser's office.
The way in which the Property Appraiser dbes his Job directly affects the amount of hard-
earned money that you have available for your family's use. My job, as I see It; Is to make your tax bur-
den as light as possible, while still upholding.the property tax laws set forth by our government. I've
worked hard to earn the reputation of a competent and friendly public servant wilin to go the extra
mile for anymore. '
Folks, the office of Property Appraiser belongs to you, and I believe that you deserve the very
best'representation possible. My certification as an appraiser is current, my experience and qualifica-
tions are strong, and I am prepared to assume the Job of Property Appraiser immediately If elected.
SI ask that you consider my qualifications and experience and allow me to serve as youi' next
elected Dixie County Property Appraiser. I humbly ask for your vote and support.
Thank you
AN 498 -7 W0 ,


Si have nearly ,0 years of pubue seneee to ray dr-ed. I Involved
worked as a law erorctmeneot, officer, frideiarLv 10 years. ( tc nseu# r wry Qo.veri1rt, r cOt, fM nerb
.For th e lai t decat l I ha ve worke for th Dth e C'L',y f Rel^ for tr' Sp r,
p:'e' Froperty Appraiser' Office .p re Sic.k in Cildan Ms'tir
*aa Bu uyer a tr e Sui wari.ns Rir PFair
ight"Sai s Certlted ResdnuaL l itAppralar #t62li8 PF'A and 4-H Supprte.'V-olur.nt..--
m"C .e' *Iruil Florida Evalu1.:cr V.I, ,A iar.
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Local Business Update
Prepared By County News, Inc. 2008 All Rights Reserved
(800) 580-0485 www.countynewsinc.com

Flying Hawk
Whether you are looking for wall-to-wall carpet, quality hardwood floors, beautiful laminate flooring or top-of-the-
line tile, Flying Hawk has what you need. IThc ill help you pick the perfect flooring option, work within your
budget and get the right product installed on time!
At Flying Hawk, they have the greatest selections of residential and commercial flooring in the area. Among
iheii eIxtcnsiv collcclions. you will find everything from exquisite, decorative woven carpets to the most durable
hardwood Ilhorng
Their master installers are certified and trained in all aspects of flooring. They have their own in-house training
program, which guarantees perfection and the qualiit of service their customers 'demand and expect! They
provide installation services to the residential, commercial, new construction, remodel and design trade for carpet,
hardwood, laminate, vinyl, ceramic, marble or tile. Find the flooring to fit your style and taste, and even your
budget.
The editors of this 2008 Fall Edition Local Business Lpdate suggest that you call Flying Hawk, located at
Highway 19 in Old Tos n, phone (352) 542-9038, and let them fulfill your flooring needs today!
Knauff Funeral Home
Family Owned & Operated
If you have lost a loved one and don't know who to tuin to for help, Knauff Funeral Home is committed'to serving
the families and community in this time of need. They offer a wide range of ruimral services burial, pre-need
planning and cremation choices. Their staff of caring professionals prtule. hcensl' .e i n providing personalized,
compassionate ser- ice before, during and after the funeral service. They respect and satisft cvry t.inul s unique
needs by offering customized funeral service options. They maintain the highest ethical st:,nd:u ds. tecogrnize and
appreciate local customs and religious practices. They are committed to honoring and crlebratun all es icthat
hliae been li\cd, and believe that success is pro idinc wgnuine care and concern for the individual, the family
and the community. Their goal is to help the g ict stritkin survivors of a loved one get through the transition to
acceptance.
If) ou find that KnaulT Funeral Home can best serve you, or for more information on their services for your
future or current needs, the editors of this 2008 Fall Edition Local Business Updale suggest that you contact
them at (352) 493-4777 in Chicfland. located at 715 \%. Park Ave., or (352) 528-3481 in Williston, located at
512 E. Noble Ave.
Cross City Rehabilitation
& Health Center
"herc's no place like homi." That is the filing thL rcsidentm. have lis ing at Cross City Rehabilitation &
Health'Care Center. This center shows then comninicenr tu pits idti xcg cIkiin int health care by recognizing
the worth and poicntial of each resident, the icsidi.nrs tanil;, nd their staff. The facility motto is "-v here Life
Begins.\Aain." '
Ihis is a distinct'nldv one-of-,i-kind miuring lomc in Cross City, Located at 583 NE 351 Highsway. phone (352)
498-2005.
They have a variety of spacious and U.i-fiTl ly dcouracdJ rooms with cable TV, climate control, gardens, fountains,
two patios and a rock koi pond. E; enr porch and p.Dinti has rockers for you to sit-back, relax and enjlv. a beautiful
day at Cross City Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.
t hey oflTr superior nursing cart and rehabiltiallon -Cen ite which improve the icidenr. li health., qiiality of life
and, w lihn necessary, help them to accept declining healili iiI Ji ;nii and comfort ini a I In. n. caring unimspheic
Their nuise. are un duit around ithe CILIAk, .and a phy.iILiain i' alkay\, on call. In JJddiion to tcelleni nedkal
care, residents and their families benefit from the ..pirniml. social and emotional support offered at Cross City
Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. But the best part of.living there is the feeling that you're part of a
family.
We, the editors of this 2008 Fall Edition Local Business Update. give our unconditional recommendation to
Cruss Ciy Rehabilitation & HealthCare C('enter ur pro% iding compassionate care in a home like setting.
They invite you in stop b) their hne facihirt for more information or a tour.
Weeks Flea Market
Areas Largest Dealer in Used Merchandise
Bring the whole family to Weeks Flca Marketl nd cniuy the savings you will find on items such as furniture,
. bedding. nlthmg. new dolk. hnook., DVDs, videos, what-knots,toys, bicVycls. lninclium & .arper remninanis. dishes
por.N & pans. appliances. lool and almost anything t> furnilih home Located at 8629 S.E. 86" Street off State
Road 26 between Nenberry and Trentun lurn South on .Alachua-GilchrisI Count) line at the sign go 2 miles
to the old chicken houses on the right. Open atfurda) and Sundas from 9ani-5pm. Phone: (3521 472-2061
or (352) 665-6602.
You have not been to tflea market quite like Weeks Flea Market, where the prices are very reasonable and
customer artist'factli i come, rirst L.a a aYN on larger ig t nii ,ir.: aisl.l'li un ih a p.'iicni pljn fora limited length
of time icDtails arc ,La ilabl at lihe I lea Maiker
The authors of this 2008 Fail Edition Local Business.Update suggest that when you're looking to shop,
Weeks Flea Market is tht perfect place to start!
Haven Hospice
When tacing a life-limnting illness. you hae choices. I1 you choosehospice, choose'the one that serves) ou best,
the one that provides comprehensive compas.ion.uai cai s Inkle iscpctiing achi persuin's nteed. bchlis ,ind % Islics.
Haven Hospice supports a patient's cnlie family as \ell ats Ihe community i s which hi or she lsces. In addliin
to quality end-ot-life and palliati\c care. Haven Hospice others outie.ii ptogr c ns ';uinch a;i caregiver educ,ition.
advance-care planning workshlops. Individual and lamil; intel support. dluldreni s Lr ce. ,and counseling.
These atc important qualities to look for \%hen selecting a iqualii hoptcc. ,
Haven Hospice has been serving North Florida slnce 1979, and has been licensed as a not-for-profit hospice
' since 1980. Should you or a loved one need hospice scrsices. the editors of this 2008 Fall Edition Local
Business Update suggest that you contact Haven Hospice at 1-800-727-1889 or visit n',w.hasenbospice.org,
Hasen Hospice enhancing life through our compassion and care.
New & Nearly New Consignments
Store Hours : Tues-Fril10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Family Fashions, IKatid .1t 14831 NW Highway 19 in Chiclland, phone
(352) 490-4925 pricsnii an econoinIic sL ic lo r Iuyers looking to pu'rchasC
top-qualiry clothing and accessories at prices cll bclow iho.e l'oind iti department storeI. In this '.veil-stocked
consignment store, you ivill find a variety ofl new .and hrk.-nes chloilung lor 'otn. nime cn. children and ii llnaIl la
addition to clothing. the) also carry accessories such a.- hoes. haoldbags .mnd much more.
From baby clothes., furnishuin and tos. It wuomicn inJ nd iCn' clothing. shoe., and atccessri.es, Famih Fashiinns
has it all! LIcryday low prices and special discount.i on ue, bound to find something to take hoev ,iid treasure.
You'll find it a pleasure to -shop in their cleadi \sll-lit stoic
Family Fashions is dedicated to pro\ iding irpt.sonal. ptijLs:.oInal Luiiomer service to each client whetlti Nuu
arc a customer searching for a bargain or a uoris:iginr plovidiiin muTrchundisetostock their store. Ilhir goal i to
be known in this aicu a., the contmgnmienit shop that IoF o i' find go'1 iii6 cIthiiU at unbeattablep iIc t i.iIt ou Caln
afford. And remember consignment doesn I nlecesatil% mn an iKLil'. but it does mean great iiLT'tch:ttutlisc at
lou cr-than-retail price! .
The authors of this 2008 Fall Edition Iocal Business Update are pleased to bring Fiamil3 faiishins to our
reader's attention. Shop there once, and s you'll nt er shoi retail again.
ALLCLEAN, INC., INC

Serving Gainesville/ Ocala and Surrounding Areas Since 1969
Their experience includes hospitals, schools, post construction, busincises. banks as well as private homes. You
tell them what you want anid they get itdone.
Floor Service
ALLCLEAN has/cleaned thousands o sqii.arc tcel of flo.rini, \\ hither tle., carpet, inarble, VCT or wiood these
can get it clean. .
Pressure Cleaning
h-xpcricncc in pressure cleaning ranges from apartment complexes, strip malls, homes, pools, '-ncing and
decking.
DBasecd on their exptcrience ALLCL.\EAN i \ illing to handle all oiiour cli.tng rciluireincilts no matterhow big
or small. Uondcd and insured. Their employees are ily ntrnamed a.nd i\pericictd., Hours -24 7 and they can be
reached min the Iolluwmug 'ays.
Gainesville (352) 372-0461 *Ocala (352) 867-8755 Toll Free 1-N01-372-11761
Fax (352) 373-6012 E-mull allcianlt.comni
The authors of this 2008 Fall Edition Local Butsiness UIpdate suggest that iou let AI.LCLEAN. INC. make
your office or home sparkle!


Rimes Home from
Abroad
Army National Guard-
Sgt. Terrill M. Rimes has
returned to the 236th Mil-
itary Police Company,
San Antonio, Texas, after
being deployed to an over-
seas forward operating
base in support of Opera-
tion Iraqi Freedom.
Operation Iraqi Free-
dom is the official name
given to military opera-
tions involving members
of the U.S. armed forces
and coalition forces par-
ticipating in efforts to


free and secure Iraq. Mis-
sion objectives focus on
force protection, peace-
keeping, stabilization, se-
curity and counter-insur-
gency operations as the
Iraqi transitional govern-
ing bodies assume full
sovereign powers to gov-
ern the peoples of Iraq.
Memibeini from all
branches of the U.S. mili-
tary and multinational
forces arn also assisting
in rebuilding Iraq's eco-
nomic and governmental
infrastructure, and train-
ing and preparing Iraqi
military and security


forces to assume full au-
thority and responsibility
in defending and preserv-
ing Iraq's sovereignty and
independence as a democ-
racy
Rimes is a military po-
lice team leader with 11
years of military service.
He is the son of Linda
K Jones of N.W 106th
Loop, Lake Butler, Fla.,
and Thomas E Rimes of
S.E. 467th St, Old Town,
Fla.
The sergeant is a 1997
graduate of Union Coun-
ty High School, Lake But-
ler.


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