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Title: Dixie County advocate
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Creation Date: December 18, 2008
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Thursday, December 18, 2008
Vol. 86. No. 51 16 pages- 1 Section


Briefs


More Bad

News

Pilgrim's Pride, Corp,
Suwannee County's
largest employer, filed
for bankruptcy under
Chapter 11. The plant
in Live Oak employs
more than 1,300
people and chicken
farmers in the Tri-
County area depend on
the plant to stay afloat.,
The company got
approval to borrow up
to $365 million in DIP
Financing from the
Bank of Montreal. The
company President,
Clint Rivers, plans to
conduct "business as
usual as we work
through this restruc-
turing process." The
comapny was trading
at $29.59 a share in
December of last year.
On Tuesday, shares
were at 90 cents.
.The company has
established a toll-free
restructuring Informa-
tion hotline at 888-
830-4669.





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INDEX
2..........Viewpoints
3...Law Enforcement
4....Announcements
5..................Hoops
6..........:.......:Local
7............... Local
8................... School
9...:...........Stuff to Do
10 .................... Local
11............Classifieds
12.............. Local
13................Legals
14.....Obits & faith
15.......Entertainment
16..........In Closing


by Angel Lee
In the final game of the
triple header Friday night,
the Varsity Boys took to the
court, looking for a victory
against cross-county rivals,
the Chiefland Indians. If the
other 2 games were any indi-
cation, this one was gonna
be a great game as well.
The Bears came out fired up
and ready for the challenge.
With 4 minutes left in the 1st
quartet, the Bears were on
top, leading 11-5. The Indians
came back to tie the game up
with a little more than 5
minutes left in the 2nd, and
went on to take a 31-25 lead
over the Bears into halftime.
The 3rd quarter saw the In-
dians holding a slim lead
over the Bears, 45-42, with a
little more than a minute
and a half left in the quarter.
The Bears weren't gonna lay
down so easy, and with 9.8
seconds left in the 3rd, they
tied it up at 47. The battle
continued on in the 4th qhar-
ter, and at the end of regula-
tion, the score was all tied
up at 68, sending this game
into overtime! With 3 min-
utes left in OT, Chiefland
took a 72-68 lead.


See VARSITYpage 5


David Suro goes for two


Lady Bears win

Two in a Row


by Angel Lee
On Thursday night, the
Lady Bears took to the
court to take on Inter-
lachen. The Lady Bears
played hard, and aggres-
sive, looking to win that 1st
game of the season. At the
end of the 1st quarter, the
Bears led 15-6. The Bears
continued their scoring dri-
ve in the 2nd quarter, tak-
ing a 2441 lead into half-
time. The bears never
looked back, and grabbed
the victory, winning 56-18.


The Lady Bears scoring
was led by Rashida
"Rocky" Mitchem who had
33 total points, and
scorched the 3 point line,
knocking down 9 three
pointers. Way to go girls!

The Lady Bears took the
court first in the triple
header Friday night
against Chiefland..

See LADY BEARS, pg 5


Speaking Winners'


The Dixie Soil .
and Water Con-
servation District
(DSWCD) hosted
their Annual
Speaking Contest
Banquet on Tues-
day December 9,
2008, in Cross
City at Dixie
County Public Li-
brary Dixie
SWCD Supervisor
Paul Ridaught Left to Right; 2nd Place Kyndal VanAernam, 1st Place Shelbi McCall, DSWCD Supervisor
Jody Stephenson, Nicole Spencer, 3rd Place Arialle Spencer, DSWCD Grant Technical Assis-
started the program. tant II Darlene Smith, DSWCD Supervisor Paul Ridaught and H. F. Jones, Jr.
by introducing ...............................................................................................................................................by introducing


DSWCD Supervisors Nicole Spencer,
H. F. Jones, Jr. and Jody Stephenson.

Supervisor Jody Stephenson intro-
duced the speakers who gave excellent
speeches on the topic of "What is one
of the many land uses in Florida?"


Left to Right: DSWCD Supervisor Jody Stephensoi
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Once judges finished calculating the
scores Supervisor Nicole Spencer pre-
sented a trophy and check to the fol-
lowing: 1st Place $1'00.00, 2nd Place
$75.00, 3rd Place $50.00. Supervisor
Nicole Spencer ended the program
with presenting Supervisor Paul Ri-
daught who is retiring from
the Dixie SWCD with a
plaque for the many years of
service, and he will be
Smissed-.

The Dixi County Soil and
Water donservation Board's
Mission is deliver natural re-
sources conservation technol-
ogy and education to local
land users and to promote the
best land use and manage-
ment practices that will con-
n, Nicole serve, improve and sustain
r. the natural environment of
Dixie County The Board also
works with the schools throughout the
county with various projects such as
land judging, speaking, poster contest
and the Envirothon. The Soil and Wa-
ter Conservation Board office is locat-
ed in the USDA Service Center in
Bronson and can be reached at 352-486-
2672.


Construction on New

EOC Building Delayed


collapse" over the weekend. In construction projects of
this nature the concrete that is used is subject to rigor-
ous testing. In one of these tests, Anderson Columbia,
who supplied the concrete, discovered that some of the
concrete that was delivered was sub-standard. Thus,
the entire building had to be knocked.down using
heavy equipment, and is being re-built.

Anderson Columbia will be covering the costs of
rebuilding, including demolition, debris removal,
re-plumbing, and re-wiring of the facility


Family Dollar Break-in


On Friday night the Family Dollar in Cross City was
burglarized. Law enforcement suspects that multiple
suspects were involved. To gain entry to the store with-
out triggering the alarms, an axe was used to cut
through the building's wall. Inside, miscellaneous mer-
chandise was taken, including some jackets. The safe
was broken into with hammers and the cash taken. The
gum ball machines were also looted. Interestingly, from
the store's back door you can see the metal pole that
was used to vandalize Creekside's stolen gum ball ma-
chine. No arrests have been made at this time.


Let's do the


Time Wa p

Madrigals feature "Amazing" performances


"Amazing. Absolutely amaz-
ing. You wouldn't have be-
lieved it was in Dixie Coun-
ty It was like being in
Gainesville! Those kids
should be so proud," band
parent Elizabeth Lockear
gushed after her trip to the
DCHS Band's annual Madri-
gals performance. "She was-
n't the only one raving
about Friday and Saturday �
evening's dinner theater.
Local photographer Fred .


Sabback promised that next
year, he would bring more
friends to witness the band's
impressive medieval dinner.
The entertainment included
juggling, bread duelling,
music and dancing, and act-
ing performances by band
members. The Madrigal
dinner helps to raise funds
for the DCHS band.
See more photos, page 16.


Varsity Bears Take Scalping from Chiefland









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*Twas the month before Christmas*
*When all through our land,*
*Not a Christian was prq. inl
*Nor taking a stand ' "
*See the PC Police had taken away*
*The reason for Christmas - no one could say.*
*The children were told by their schools
not to sinig,*
*About Shepherds and Wise Men and
Angels and thingss* r
*It might hurt people's feelings, tlfeteachers
would say* .:L: ',.e
* December 25th is just a 'Holiday'.*
*Yet the shoppers were ready with. cash,
checks and creditx- r,'.
*Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!*,
*CDs from Madonna, an XTBOXrati I-pod*
*Something was changing, somethingKquite odd! *
*Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa*
*In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.*
*As Targets were hanging their trees upside down*
* At Lowe's the word Christmas �-was
nowhere to be found?`'- '
*At K-Mart and Staples and Peiiy 'sT'and Sears*
*You won't hear the word CtIfrfstinas;
it won't touch your ears.*-
*Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty*
*Are words that were used to intimidate me.*
*Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now
Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen*
*On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry on Clinton!*
*At the top of the Senate, there arose
such a clatter*
*To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.*'
*And we spoke not a word, as they took
away our faith*
* Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace*
*The true Gift of Christmas was
exchanged and discarded*
*The reason for the season, stopped
before it started.*
*So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under
your 'Dream Tree'*
*Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.*
*Choose your Words carefully, choose
what you say*
*Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy Holiday!*

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It's the week before Christmas, so I thought about doing one
of those "year in review" columns; but to be honest, I've al-
ways hated reading those things. I mean, really, it's not
new...you've already lived through it. Why re-hash old stuff
yet one more time? Here's a word of truth you won't get
from the rest of the media: they do it to fill space because
they don't have anything new. That's why Anyway, I'm sav-
ing my Christmas editorial (whatever it turns out to be) for
next week, so I've been struggling this week with what to
write about. Until inspiration sat down at my desk and
started complaining.

And complaining, and complaining. The spirit of inspira-
tion was iii this case a man I'll call John. (Obviously, that's
not his real name.) John is one of those wayward souls who


drift from town to town, feeding off of the
charity and good.intentions of others. He
claims to be a veteran who took a bullet in the
head in. the Gulf, and he probably is. The
place he calls home is a little tent thrown up
on someone else's property, who may or may
not know of John's temporary residence in his
woods.

John is a nice-looking guy, tall, with gray hair
and a good-quality, clean flannel shirt. If you
saw him in Hitchcock's or Foodland, he'd look
like any other husband picking up light bulbs
for his weekend house at Horseshoe. He does-
n't look like a homeless veteran. He's clean,
and apparently sober, and he speaks quite in-
telligently. He doesn't seem to be disabled or
mentally challenged in any serious way.

So, why, I'm sure you're thinking, did he sit
down in my little office cubicle and start com-
plaining? Because the "charity" offered to


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him by various local institutions Was not to his liking. The
people who so kindly allow him to use their shower so that
he could keep his body clean did not offer him the type of
food that he desired. They offered him staples: rice, bread,
cans. He claimed to have no way to cook at his tent and
therefore, he had no use for such things. He wanted items to
make sandwiches. The shower water wasn't hot enough.
The people who offered him the food did not have an atti-
tude that he found appealing.

The Republican part of me wanted to say, "Well, Mr. Dude,
sounds like you need to go get you a job so that you can pick
and choose your groceries and who you get them from."
The'part of me that realized that Christmas is coming and
that-in front of me sat a fellow human being, quite possibly
hungry and in need, told the right-wing nut to shut up and
listen to the guy. Maybe there was a good reason for the way
he lives his life. Maybe he struggles with some disorder that
I can't see. Maybe he had a bad childhood. (OK, so my inner
liberal started talking. I should know better than to listen
to that tie-died hippie.)

So I listened. He told a tale that included a business deal
gone wrong, veteran's benefits that he couldn't get, and doc-
tor's appointments at the VA in another town that he could-
n't get to. I mentioned to him the government-funded Trans-
portation Disadvantaged program, which does nothing but
drive people back and forth to their doctor's appointments,
when it is difficult for them to do so themselves. He blew
that off, saying "Yeah, but they make you leave at like 7:00 in
the morning. I'm not doing that." Uh-huh. Okkkkaay Here
my inner Republican inserted the snide comment that it's
not like he has a full day at work he's scheduling around.
(Sometimes I'm not very nice. I know that. I'm OK with it.)

He claimed again to be hungry and asked if I knew of any-
where another charity might be who would give him some-
thing. I told him that it might be a good idea to show up at
some of the local restaurants or grocery stores and offer to

BONEHEADS AT BUCKEYE PAPERMILL
There is quite a stink emanating form the BUCKEYE MILL in
Perry.
No longer is that stink equated with " The smell of money".,
The stink that the shortsighted officials at Buckeye are -trying to
dump in OUR Fenholloway River and ,eventually OUR Gulf Of
Mexico, is quite clearly, poison, by anyone's definition.
The fact the Buckeye Mill officials should want to continue to
pollute the waters that belong to us all is no surprise.
The fact that FLORIDA Department of Environmental Protection
(DEP) ,condones this scheme to relocate the discharge site closer to
the gulf, and thereby cleaning up the current area is " Window
Dressing "at best.
Anid a slap in the face to all DIXIE folks that enjoy our,
"Pure Water Wilderness:.
You don't have to be a" tree hugger:" to know that it is wrong to
continue the past unsatisfactory practice of poisoning our waters
for the profit-driven Mill owners.
Ask any fisherman: recreational or commercial. Ask a parent.
Ask a tourism based business owner. Ask most anyone.
Ill bet you a big ol' glass of sweet tea that they all agree, that it is
time to rethink this outdated method of waste removal from the
Buckeye Mill.
This is a new century, in many ways.
We posses the technology to make positive changes to the way we
do business.
Expensive ?? Cant afford to clean up after ourselves ?
I say that we cant afford to NOT clean up after ourselves.
I don't dump my garbage in their backyards.
I wont accept the Buckeye Mill dumping their trash in Our back-
yards.
Whats my background , some may wonder.
Former commercial timber harvester. Licensed Commercial and
recreational fisherman.
Grew up on a farm and 1 have lived in a milltown. With friends
and family gainfully employed there.
Carpentry and agriculture are my bread and butter these days.
Clean waters and clear skies my passion.
Thats why I live in DIXIE.
As I mature,my respect for the natural world deepens.
I hope that all parties involved with this ill thoughtout plan to
continue poisoning our waters rethink this project.
It is in everyone best interest to clean up our acts.
I look forward to the Buckeye Mill doing the right thing.
Its never too late to get it right.
Respectfully,
Patrick Mehr
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wash dishes or clean up in exchange for food. Again, he
said he didn't want to do that. By now, my inner liberal was
cowering in a back corner of my mind somewhere, pleading
for mercy. Some folks you just can't help, because they are
not willing to help themselves. This man was too lazy to
feed himself; and wanted the good people of this community,
hard-working people, struggling to make ends meet, to feed
him.

I started to get mad. Who was this man, to sit in my office,
when I'm working two jobs as a single parent to support my
kids, and to demand that I help him find free food? How
many people gave up little luxuries that they worked hard
for in order to donate money to local charities and churches
so that people a little less well off could have more? How
many middle-school kids worked hard to collect those cans
of food that he rejected as unfit? How many people sacri-
ficed so that this layabout could wander
t undertake to around and not work at all while taking
badly needed supplies out of the mouths
finger on that of those who were willing to work hard
ingerfor it? Oh, yes, I was angry


article of the And then again, I remembered the
stitution which Christmas season, and a pending haircut
appointment with Charlene at Mane Con-
nted a right tO nection, and managed to make a relative-
ly gracious exit. Those of you who are
s of expending, better Christians than I am are undoubt-
edly shaking your head at my anger and
on objects of distaste for this sad fellow traveller. And
you're undoubtedly right. There are
nce, the money many reasons why many people cannot
constituents," manage their own lives, and it's a good
thing when people help them on their
James Madison way Charity is a good thing, when it's
for struggling families, single moms.
waiting for the child support check that
never comes, the disabled, seniors or
people who are working as hard as they are able, but who
are just unable to make enough to get by These are the peo-
ple that John robs every time he takes charity that should
go to them.

Am I too harsh? I refer you to Paul, one of the first true
Conservatives, when he spoke with words that are just are
true of "struggling".automakers with fancy corporate jets
as they are of folks like John:

We were not idle when we were with you, nor did
we eat anyone's food without paying for it. On the
contrary, we worked night and day laboring and, .
toiling so that.we would not be a burden to any of
you. We did this, not because we do not have the
right to such help, but in order to make ourselves a
model for you to follow. For even when we were with
you, we gave you this rule: 'If a man will not work,
he shall not eat.' We hear that some among you are
idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies. Such
people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus
Christ to settle down and earn.the bread they eat.
And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is
right. If anyone does not obey our instruction in
this letter, take special note of him. Do not associate
with him, in order that he may feel ashamed. Yet do
not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a
brother." (2 Thessalonians 3:6-15)

The hard-working people of Dixie County should not be ex-
pected to support the Johns of the world. Neither should
the hard-working taxpayers of the United States be required
at gunpoint to foot the bill for whiny, complaining industries
and unions who demand to have our charity on their terms.
Companies and unions who demand to keep their ridiculous
pay rates, "corporate" spa vacations, and executive pay
packages, while we are told to get used to "sacrifice" and to
"tighten our belts." This sort of "charity" is for chumps.


I'would like the county to know how big the hearts are that
John and Virginia Henry have.

They know we are volunteer fire fighters here in Dixie
County and we do it because this is our home and we love
the community Our, truck has seen a lot of mileage and
gas prices have been very bad. So out of the kindness of
their hearts they gave us the van that they used to drive
when they were supervising the COP program. So, it still
benefits the county Everyone in the community sees the
van and asks how Mr. John and Mrs. Jenny are doing. So
John, when the van rolls through town everyone thinks
about all the good that you two have done for this communi-
ty You two will always be in our hearts and minds.

Thank you,
George and Sharna Tompkins
Dixie County




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On Tuesday, December 16, a two vehicle collision oc-
cured in front of the High School. According to the dri-
vein of the Hybrid car, he was stopped at the nearby red
light when the GMC pickup behind him failed to stop
and rear-ended his vehicle.
While those little Hybrids are great on gas mileage, as
you can see in the picture they don't fare so well when
impacted by a full-sized truck,
No injuries were reported.


12-08-08
Flower, Daniel Lester, 39, Sullivan, Violation of
Domestic Violence Injunction
Roberts, Stacey Marieann, 25, R. Downing, Burg
of a structure or conveyance unarmed, Battery
touch or strike.
Brock, Russel Ray, 20, Oneal, Armed Robbery,
Grand Theft, Dealing in stolen property
Rocco, Ruby Marie, 20, Mallory, No DL, Obstruc-
tion by disguised person
Chan, David Christopher, 21, Chewning, VOP-
Traffic Stolen Property
Sheppard, Wiliam Ray, 31, Chewning, VOP- Burg
of conveyance

12-10-08
Lebron, Dylan Louis, 21, Horace Craft, VOP- Lewd
& Lascivious

12-11-08
Crawford, Gary Vernon, 23, Wimberley, FTA, FTA,
VOP
Moon, Brandie Lynn, 28 Matthis, Retail Theft
Estes, Lydia Marie, 23, T. Daniels, Battery, Crimi-
nal Mischief Disorderly Intoxication, Agg Assault
W/Motor Vehicle
12-12-08
Zoeller, Michael Alan, 39, Watson, FTA- Battery
Touch or Strike
Swope-Cobb, Cynthia Gail, 30, D. King, Aggrivated
Battery W/Deadly Weapon X 3
McDowell, Robert Lee, 48, DOC, Hold for Funeral

12-13-08
JUVENILE, 16, Sullivan, Resist without violence
JUVENILE, 17, Sullivan, Criminal Mischief

12-14-08
Micale, heather Lynn, 23, Tumlin, Theft
Looney, Kjella Renne, 21, L. Brannin, Grand Theft,
Deal Stolen Property
Wilkinson, George Freeman, 31, Clark, VOP- Petit
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NOT7E It is the policy of The Di4e County Advocate to remove from our
jai log the name of any person or persons at ffthe request of
their immediate family.


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DUI Enforcement

Crackdown for the

Holiday Season

Drunk Driving.
Over the Limit.
Under Arrest.

Jacksonville - The holiday season between Thanksgiv-
ing and New Year's' iS ne of the deadliest and
most dangerous times on America's roadways due to an
increase in drunk driving. Since 1981, every
President of the United States has proclaimed Decem-
ber as National Dfunk arid Drugged Driving (3D)
Prevention Month. In an effort to get impaired drivers
off of the roads, the Florida Highway Patrol is
joining with hundreds of other state and local law en-
forcement and highway, safety officials across the
nation from Dec. 3-3, )08, to launch an aggressive na-
tional campaign -,.Drunk Driving. Over the
Limit. Under Arrest.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Ad-
ministration, in December 2007, 992 people
were killed in crashes nationwide that involved a
drunk driver with a blood alcohol concentration of
.08 or higher, which is above the legal limit in every
state.

The Florida Highway Patrol recommends designating a
sober driver and not letting friends drive drunk
as just two simple steps to avoid a tragic crash or an ar-
rest for impaired driving. Other important tips
include:

* Plan ahead: Whenever you plan to consume alcohol,
,designate your sober driver before going
out and give that person your car keys.
* If you are impaired, call a taxi, use mass transit or
call a friend or family, member to get you
home safely
* Promptly report drunk drivers you see on the road-
ways to law enforcement. Dial *FHP (*347)
from your cell phone to contact the Florida Highway
Patrol.

For real time condition reports as well as maps and
other safety tips, the public is urged to use our Live
Traffic Crash service on the FHP Web site at
www.flhsmv.gov/fhp.

The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
encourages anyone with a valid Florida driver
license or identification card to go online to
www.flhsmv.gov and enter their emergency contact
information. This vital information gives law enforce-
ment immediate access to this information in
cases of an emergency, which makes it easier for them
to contact a family member or friend.


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Announcements


Burgandy Gayle Colson and Jamey

Nash Exchanged Wedding Vows


Amanda and Carl Colson
of Chiefland, Florida are
pleased to announce the
marriage of their daugth-
er, Burgandy Gayle Col-
son, to Jamey Nash, the
son of Richard and Con- -
nie Nash of Okechobee,
Florida. The ceremony
took place at the Gilchrist _
Club on October 18, 2008. -
Burgandy is currently a -
full time student in the
Cardiovascular Technolo-
gy Program at Santa Fe
College and Jamey is a
property manager for
Creative Choice Homes.


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Courtney Marie Ducksworth and Cody Allen Spencer will unite in marriage on
December 27,2008 at the New Hope Baptist Church in Mayo, Fl. at 6:30pm. Friends
and family welcome, reception will follow.

Cathleen "Kay" Perrault
1919 - December 20th 2002

q still hear the songs
q 1 stiffsee the heights
Sstillfee your Cove
on cofclwinfery nights,


Still share your hopes
and allof your cares
' -lleven remindyou
toyease say your prayers
q just want to tellyou
you stilCCmake me proud
You stand head and shoulders
above affllthe crowd
'Keep trying each moment
fo stay in i-is grace
1 came here before you
to help set your yace
You don't have to be
perfect allof the time
e orgives you the sCip
f you continue to cimb6
q Cove you all dearly
now don't shed a tear
Cause I'm spending my
Christmas with Jesus uhis year


We Cove and miss you,
Leo and Patricia
Terraut, Cynthia J. Lambert,
Christine Valentine, Linda
CAnn ancdWifiam, Kevin 'iieCl
andcCynthia Perrault, Donna
a. Marie &' 'MichaeC O'"eet,
Jfer specialangel'Debra gean,
& her godson John DoCiver.
CathCeen Perrault waspreced-
ed in death by 'Raymond9L.
Christopher Jude. She has 13
grandchiCdcren, and16 great
grandchildren.


In rememberance of


12-04-55 Debbie


09-04-04


Happy Birthday


You'llalways be remembered
when flowers bloom in srin g.
You'ffalways he remembered
when summer time begins.
You'fllawa's be remembered
when the leaves offallturn

You'llalways be remembered
when the winter snow faCs.
You'llalways he remembered
each day from the start.
You'llalways he remembered
for allthe memories we shared,
that Cive within our hearts.

Love Atlways,
BMom, 'Dave, 'Kristan, 'Micah,
Triendcs &' amify


Merry Christmas






Each picture on' this
tree is = eficatedro our
res lifi ts at the Cross
Cit"y Manor. ,

5Merry Christmas
to our residents!

qMs. Jimmie & Staff


Happy Birthday


Clay


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UPDATE
The next deadline to order from Angel Food Ministries is January 11th,
2009. Contact Leo or Patricia Perrault at (352) 498-2433, or Christine
Kight at (352) 210-1760. Angel Food Ministries is located at 190 SE 510
ST, Old Town, FL behind the old drive-in.


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Hoops


From 4VARSITY. pg 1
They looked to score the
win, but the Bears had oth-
er ideas,. a-nd closed in on
the Indians, as with 1:22 left
in OT, the Bears pulled to
within one, making it 76-75.
The Bears continued to
fight and play hard, but in
the end, it was a heart-
breaker, as the Indians
slipped past them and took
a 8.3-77 victory back across
the bridge.


from LADY BEARS. pg 1
Coming off of a 56-18 victo-
ry on Thursday night, the
Lady Bears looked to take
win # 2 and with a little
more than 6 minutes left in
the 2nd quarter, the Lads
Indians took the lead. 15 4.
The Lady Bears played even
harder in the 3rd, clawing
their way to within 2, mak.
ing the score 26-24
Chiefland with 5 minutes
left in the 3rd. the Lady
Bears continued to keep the
game close, and at the end
of the game. the Bears had
tied the score at -15. sending
the game into overtime.
With 2:.30
left in
overt ime,
the Bears
took the
lead 48-45.
and never
looked
back as
they took
the victory
53-50.
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JOB
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Local


Bob Hochmuth, multicounty
extension agent

Florida is well-known as a
leading state for field pro-
duction of vegetables, but
you may be surprised to
learn it's also a leading pro-
ducer of greenhouse-grown
fruits, vegetables, herbs and
specialty crops.

Florida greenhouse crop
production has grown from
about 30 acres in the 1970s to
almost 100 acres today, val-
ued at about $15 million in
annual sales.

There are several reasons
for the success of this indus-
try:

* Our subtropical climate
allows pro-
duction in
the winter,
with low
heat inputs.
Much of
the year " " -"
here con- .,
sists of
sunny days, ' , -
with longer
periods of
daylight
than in
northern "
states. _ ,e
* Florida
producers
have ready
access to
markets in
many ma- ,
jor metro-
politan ar- :,. ..,
eas in the "i
Southeast .
and in
Florida it-
self.
* Our state has readily
available high-quality water
and a good equipment and
supply industry

Operations range from small
single greenhouse units to
multi-bay operations 5 acres
or more in size. Primary
crops include colored bell
peppers, herbs, tomatoes,
European cucumbers and
lettuce. Other specialty
crops Jiroduced include
strawberries, baby squash,
eggplants, specialty greens,


edible flowers and cut flow-
ers.

The primary production sys-
tems used commercially in-
clude layflat bag culture or
upright containers filled
with soilless media such as
perlite, composted pine
bark, rock wool, peat mixes
or coconut coir. Nutrient
film technique, which uses
nutrient solution flowing
down small channels, is also
popular for lettuce and cer-
tain herbs including basil.
An especially popular op-
tion for small farmers is the
floating system which uses a
sheet of Styrofoam to float
the plants on a pool of nutri-
ent solution. This simple
system requires no pumps
or electricity Many produc-


ers with limited greenhouse
space or who want to grow
outdoors can take advantage
of vertical stacking systems
utilizing a variety of soilless
media. *

The University Of Florida's
Institute of Food and Agri-.
cultural Sciences has pro-
vided continuous support
for this industry through its
research and extension
greenhouse facilities in Live
Oak and Citra.


Besides the nearly 100 acres
of greenhouse crops, Flori-
da has a large amount of hy-
droponic production out-
doors, under open shade
structures or in walk-in
plastic tunnels using the
same systems. Florida's
mild climate makes outdoor
production an excellent way
to get started without the
major investment of a
greenhouse. Continuing de-
mand for locally grown
crops for direct-to-consumer
sales has dramatically in-
creased the number of small
farmers getting into produc-
tion outdoors, using verti-
cal, floating or soilless con-
tainer systems. Learn more
about hydroponics through
a new Web-based series of
videos and learning mod-


ules at http://virtualfield-
day.ifas.ufl.edu.

An intensive two-day work-
shop and one-day tour for
new hydroponic farmers .
will be offered at the North
Florida Research and Educa-
tion - Suwannee Valley in
Live Oak on March 16-18,
2009. You can learn more
about it at the Florida Small
Farms and Alternative En-
terprises Web site at
http://smnallfarms. ifas.ufl.ed
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SPRINGHOUSE QUILTER'S NEWS


Springhouse Quilters held their annual Christmas Party on Decem-
ber 3, with approximately 80 quilting members-friends and guests in
attendance. There was plenty of food, wonderful fellowship and fun
throughout the evening. Leigh Hartzog, local vocalist, provided a
collection of Christmas songs to get the members in the Christmas
Spirit to enjoy the party The party wvas held at the beautifully deco-
rated Suwannee Valley Quilt Shop.
The regular show and tell items were all on display and they includ-
ed several different table runners, stack and whacks, and a collec-
tion of wonderful Christmas quilts and wall hangings.
At the conclusion of the party, a drawing was held for the 2008 lime
green and purple stack and whack raffle quilt. The winning ticket
was sold by Vonnie Langford with the winner being Andrea Gregory
of Bell. Springhouse appreciates all who participated in the quilt
raffle. The 2009 raffle quilt will soon be ready for show and tell
with tickets soon to be available.
The new quilting year for Springhouse will being in January Plans
are being developed for beginning quilting classes to begin after
January.
For information on Springhouse Quilters, contact any Springhouse
member or Lois Scott, 463 2207.


"Christmas can be
celebrated in the
school room with
pine trees, tinsel
and reindeers, but
there must be no
mention of the
man whose
birthday is being
celebrated. One
wonders how a
teacher would
answer if a stu-
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BRONSON ANNOUNCES
ARREST IN CONSUMER
SCAM

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida
Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner
Charles H..Bronson today
announced the arrest of a
Martin County business-
man for defrauding numer-
ous customers who pur-
chased rebuilt auto trans-
missions but never received
them.

Investigators with Bronson's
Office of Agricultural Law
Enforcement made the ar-
rest Monday evening follow-
ing a two-month investiga-
tion triggered by complaints
to the department's toll-free
hotline, 1-800-HELPFLA (1-
800-435-7352).

The defendant, Edward J.
Lukas, 50, of Indiantown,
was charged with four
counts of grand theft and
three counts Qf credit card
fraud, which are all third-
degree felonies. Investiga-
tors claim that the man de-
frauded consumers through


his website at
http://www. transpowerfacto-
ry.com.

During the course of the
probe, authorities located
six victims throughout the
country who claimed to
have paid Lukas for rebuilt
transmissions but ,never re-
ceived them. The business
refused to issue refunds af-
ter customers called to com-
plain, and phone calls,
voicemails and e-mails to
the business went unan-,
swered, investigators allege.

Lukas was booked into the
Martin County Jail on
$525,000 bond, but as a re-
sult of a violation of proba-
tion charge stemming from
an unrelated 1999 arrest, he
will not be released.

Bronson thanked the Martin
.County Sheriffs Depart-
ment and Florida Depart-
ment of Corrections' Bu-
reau of Probation and Pa-
role for their assistance in
the case.

Consumers who want to
check the complaint history
of a business or a file a com-
plaint-against one can do so
by visiting Bronson's Con-
sumer Services Division
website at
http://www.800helpfla.com
or by calling 1-800-
HELPFLA (1-800-435-7352).


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LCCC CLOSED
FOR HOLIDAYS

LAKE CITY, Fla. -
Lake City Commu-
nity College will be
closed for the win-
ter holidays from
December 22,
2008 through Jan-
uary 2, 2009.

The campus offices
will reopen on
Monday, January
5.

Late registration
and add/drop will
be held on January
5-6, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
with all fees due by
3 p.m. each day.

Spring semester
classes will begin
January 7.

Have a wonderful
and safe holiday.


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Local


Going to the Mall on
Saturday?

SR 26 in Newberry closed

ALACHUA COUNTY:
State Road 26 Daytime lane closures be-
tween Hawthorne Road (State Road 20) and
County Road 234 as crews resurface, repair
sidewalk and add a left turn lane at CR 234.
Motorists should be aware of a new traffic
pattern in place at the intersection with
Northeast 39th Avenue (State Road 222).
Eastbound NE 39th Avenue no longer has to
stop'to continue east on SR 26. Now, east-
bound State Road 26 traffic must come to a
complete stop at the intersection before
turning left or right. Westbound traffic on
State Road 26 continuing west on NE 39th
Avenue no longer has to stop.
State Road 26 and U.S. 41 in Newber-
rv will be totally closed in Newberry
on Saturday, December 20 from 5-6
p.m. for the Newberry Christmas Pa-


rade. Alachua County Sheriff's
deputies will detour traffic.
LAFAYETTE COUNTY:
State Road 51 in Mayo The road will be
totally closed in the Town of Mayo on
Saturday, December 13 from 6:30 - 8:30


p.m. for the Christmas in the Park. The
Lafayette County Sheriff's Department
will detour traffic.
U.S. 27 Daytime lane closures between the
Taylor County line and Suwannee River to
allow inmate crews to repaint the roadway
markings such as turn lanes, etc.
LEVY COUNTY:
U.S. 19 in Inglis The road will be closed
temporarily at the intersection with
County Road 40 in the Town of Inglis to
allow the Inglis Holiday Parade to pass
through on Saturday, December 13 be-
tween 1-3 p.m.
U.S. 27 A (Alternate 27) Daytime lane clo-
sures from the Marion County line to U.S.
129 in Chiefland as state inmate crews re-
paint the roadway markings such as turn
lane arrows, etc. Also, crews will be re-
painting the roadway lines which is a mov-
ing operation but motorists should not trav-
el between the paint truck and the safety
truck following to prevent paint from get-
ting on their vehicles.

December is National Drunk and Drugged
Driving Prevention Month.


Cops will be cracking down on impaired dri-
vers over the holidays. Celebrate Safely this
holiday period.


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Log on to help save our schools' budget


I would like to thank the
staff of Dixie District
Schools and the entire com-
munity for the tremendous
support you have shown me
this year. As my term began
on November 18th, I have
strived to increase aware-
ness to all employees of my
goals as Superintendent of
Schools: school safety, work-
ing relationships through
increased communication,
and academic progress.
The transition is going ex-
tremely well. I have had the
opportunity to visit several
classrooms since my term
began. I plan to continue
this as I have committed my
schedule to include being
with teachers and students,
as well as attending faculty
and school improvement
committee meetings at each
school. We did experience
the unexpected death of a
district administrator. Mike
Whittington, Director of Ca-
reer & Technical, Adult, and
Community Education and
Personnel passed away sud-
denly on December 7th. The
replacement plans for this
position will be addressed at
a later date.
We are in the wake of a
midyear budget cut of
$291,000.00. In addition to
this cut, we are experienc-


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First place will be $50.00 cash. NAME AGE
Three second place winners will
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ing a declining enrollment
of 67 students, which trans-
lates into approximately.
$300,000.00. Florida is also
facing a $2 billion deficiency
in this year's state budget.
Lawmakers are preparing
for a special session that
will signal the beginning of
-an extraordinarily difficult
time and may be forced to
make deep cuts in state ser-
vices. Department of Edu-
cation revenue projections
are even worse for next year
and state lawmakers are
voicing 8 to 10 percent bud-
get cuts for public educa-
tion. This type of cut would
be devastating for our
school system. I am plead-
ing with the good citizens of
Dixie County to go to the
website 50thnomore.org and


sign the petition to support
public education funding in
Florida. We are in a war
over state dollars and our
children are our greatest re-
source ..... Let's fight for
them!
I will be in my satellite of-
fice (Building 6 room 019) at
New Old Town Elementary
School between the hours of
8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on
January 8, 2009 and Febru-
ary 6, 2009. My goal is for
this to be a more convenient
location for the residents of
Suwannee and Old Town to
communicate with the Su-
perintendent of Schools.
Mark A. Rains,
Superintendent
Dixie District Schools


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Kyhe Osteen, Kayson Hurst. AJ Cla-s


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Raigan NesSmith, Victoria Gleason, Connor Weeks


COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS
SHOULD REGISTER FOR ACT EXAM
BY JANUARY 6, 2009



Iowa City, IA - The next ACT achievement test will be ad-
ministered on February 7, 2009. Students who wish to take
the college admission and placement exam must register by
January 6, 2009. There is a late registration deadline of Jan-
uary 7 -16, 2009 with an extra fee for late registration. Stu-
dents may register online at www.actstudent.org, or regis-
tration forms can be picked up at high school counseling of-
fices.

The cost is $31 for the traditional ACT and $46 for the ACT
Plus Writing. Students should determine whether colleges
and universities they are considering require the optional
writing score. A list of schools that require the writing test
can be found at www.actstudent.org/writing. ACT scores
are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities
across the United States.

The ACT, a curriculum-based achievement exam, consists
of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, and
takes about three hours. The ACT Plus Writing requires an
additional 30 minutes to complete. Unlike other tests, stu-
dents are not penalized for guessing and answering all the
questions on each section. In fact, it is beneficial to stu-
dents to answer all questions.

The ACT website, www.actstudent.org, has helpful infor-
mation, free sample tests and inexpensive test prep materi-
als.


Varsity Basketball Schedule


Three Rivers Regional Library System
will offer free Spanish classes
at the
Dixie County Public Library
beginning January 22,
running through April 30, from 4:00 - 5:00 each Thursday.
Please pre-register at the library or call 498-1219.


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vs. Trenton (Trenton, FL)
vs. Williston (Williston, FL)
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@ Trenton (Trenton, FL)
@ Chiefland (Chiefland, FL)
vs. Yonge (Gainesville, FL) *
@ Fort White (Fort White, FL)
@ Yonge (Gainesville, FL) *
@ Hamilton County (Jasper, FL)
@ Williston (Williston, FL)
vs. Taylor County (Perry, FL)
vs. Interlachen (Interlachen, FL)


This Holiday Season join others in the community

who are giving a loved one a beautiful Smile!
Listen to what your friends are saying...
"Giving Mary a beautiful smile was the best investment we could have made
in her future success" - Jennifer Smith
"Dr. Bill's friendly staff worked with us to come up with a payment plan to , -
make Bobby's braces affordable" - John Walker
"This is a gift we can give our grandson what will never wear out"
- Miriam Watson
"Jane is so much more self confident now that she has straight, beautiful
teeth!" -Kelly Andrews
We have expanded our hours so everyone can get their braces on before Christmas!

M Dr. Bill Martin 410 N. Main Street, Suite 8 * Chiefland, FL
S352-490-0900
Martin " 'Braces For Smiling Faces" Visit our website at www.martinorthodonmics.com


Representing RRNMS as Student of the Month for Decem-
ber is: Chase? Robson, Brittney Smith, Jacob Rollison.

Chase Robson is the son of Randy and Donna Robson of
Cirs City. Chase is an excellent student who is always
enrti.aisa-.tic and ready to learn. He has a positive attitude
al:nd is respectfult to his teachers and classmates. Chase's
faor'itt school subject is math and his preferred hobby is
l-k imming. One df his goals includes earning a degree
tiom the Linniersity of Florida. Congratulations Chase!

Brittney Smith is the daughter of Brenton and Janmie Smith of
Old Town. Brittney is an excellent student always comes to
school prepared and eager to learn. She enjoys playing soft-
ball, reading and playing with her dog. Brittney is thinking
about becoming a veterinarian when she grows up. Con-
gratulations, Brittney!

Jacob Rollison is the son Ruthy and Evan Buzbee and Troy
Rollison, Jacob is a hard working student with a great atti-
tude. His favorite subjects are RE. and Math, and is current-
ly a member of the Future Farmers of America. Away from
school, Jacob enjoys fishing, playing football, baseball and
watching the Gators. After high school, Jacob plans to at-
tending college. Congratulations Jacob!




13 STUDENTS COMPLETE

CFCC LEVY CNA CLASS


(CHIEFLAND, Fla.) Dec. 10, 2008 - Central Florida
Community College recognized 13 students who completed
the Certified Nursing Assistant program at the CFCC Levy
Center on Tuesday Dec. 9.
Receiving Certificates of Completion were Elsie
Couch, Joyce Doyle, Elaine Gore, April Hudson, Nicole
Jones, Tiffany Jordan, Sabrina Lindy, Hannah McRoberts,
Rosiea Nichols, Shaina Strickland, Nicholas Swoboda,
Letha Wright and Josephine Ylagan. Receiving recognition
for perfect attendance were Doyle, Hudson, Jones, Jordan,
Swoboda, Ylagan; McRoberts and Strickland. A Special
Achievement Award was presented to Swoboda.
The CNA program prepares students to work in
the health care field as nursing assistants and to take and
pass the Florida Certified Nursing Assistant exam. The pro-
gram consists of 80 hours of classroom and lab training as
well as 40 hours of clinical experience in a local health care
facility The students attended Ayres Health and Rehabilita-.
tion Center in Trenton for their clinical experience.
All classes, except clinical training, are held at the
Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd., in Chiefland. A high school
diploma or GED is not required.
In addition to the CNA course, the Levy Center of-
fers a variety of other courses including college credit,
adult education (GED), noncredit continuing education,
and adult high school. Several courses are offered online.
For additional information, visit the Levy Center, call 352-
493-9533, or go to www.CEedu.








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BAPTIST

CHURCH
would like to invite you to our
"CELEBRATION OF JESUS BIRTH"
On Saturday, December 20th at 6:00 pm
our Church Choir will be presenting a Russell Mauldin Musical:

"THE LOVE OF GOD AT CHRISTMAS"
along with a Nativity Program.
On Monday and Tuesday evenings, December 22nd and 23rd we will
be presenting a
"LIVE NATIVITY SCENE"
for the community to enjoy from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Scrub Creek is located at
5451 NE Highway 351 (about 7 miles north of Cross City)
Mark your calendar and come join us in the 'Celebration.
Coffee & Hot Chocolate will be served Monday & Tuesday
evenings.


For more information contact our Pastor:
Rev. Archie Knowles @386-935-0454


Post 91 Christmas Dinner
Trenton American Legion Post 91 will be having their
Christmas Dinner on Dec 18th.at 6pm.All members and
their family and guest are ask to bring a covered dish to
share. The Post will furnish the meat and potatoes.
There will be a chinese gift exchange.So please bring
wrapped gift. $10.00 limit We are a dry post. Merry Christ-
mas.


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Focus on the
Future...
Free job 8e
computer skills
workshops.
Free classes starting
January 12, 2009.
Registration deadline is
Jan 9th.
If you are 35 or older and
have lost financial
support, call the Displaced
Homemaker Program at
Santa Fe (352) 395-5047
to make a screening
appointment.

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Bob the
Builder Live
Sunday, Apr 19 (2009) l:00p
at University of Florida:
Curtis M. Phillips Center
for the Performing Arts,
Gainesville, FL.
Come see Bob the Builder
and his team embark in a
brand new adventure!
Spud's Big Mess features
all of your favorite charac-
ters in a fun-packed show
set in the heart of Sun-
flower Valley Join Bob,
Wendy, Scoop, Lofty, Dizzy,
Scrambler and the rest of
the gang in fantastic songs
and an exciting adventure
as they have to deal with
Spud's mischievous antics,
as well as some monster
surprises along the way!

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Saturday, Dec 20 5:00p to 8:30p
at Canterbury Showplace, Newberry, FL
"Holiday with.Horses" benefits therapeutic riding
and the new program "Horses for Heroes" for
wounded veterans. An evening of professional
equine and canine entertainment.


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
* Laceration Repair
* Well Child & Newborn Care
* School & Sports Physicals
* Treatment for Asthma
* WIC Coupons
* Laboratory & X-Ray


* Minor Surgical Procedures
* Employment Physicals
* Family Planning 10 B Care
* School Health Services
* Preventative Health Care
* Dental Services
* HIV Anonymous & Confidential Testing


* Child and Adult Immunizations
Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation & Treatment
SKiddy Corner Play Area for Children
FREE PREGNANCY TESTS
Board Certified Pediatrician To Care For Your Children
Board Certified Family Medicine Practitioner to Care For Adults
Medical Providers To See Your Children At School


TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT CALL: (352) 498-1360


..................... MOST MAJOR INSURANCES ACCEPTED


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STATE PARK TO CELEBRATE
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
- Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center to Host
Light Displays-
WHITE SPRINGS - The Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection's Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center,
will be open each evening for visitors to drive through and
experience the "High Voltage Holidays".
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park is fes-
tooned in holiday lights and decorations and everyone is in-
vited to drive through the park from December 14th thru
December 31st until 9:00 p.m. In the evenings, admission
will be $1.00 per person.
For more information, call the park at (386) 397-4331. For
more information on the park, visit wwwfloridas-
tateparks.org/stephenfoster.

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FREE PHOTO WORISHOP OF KID'5 IN SLWANNEE
BY RANOER PAM FROM THE WII)LIFE REFUSE

Kids' Photo Safari to Salt Creek Lookout ~ Free Camera
Monday, Dec. 22 & Tuesday, Dec 23 - 10:2am - 1:SOpm

The Lower 5uwanes tianti Wildlife Refuge wants
to get students ( from grades 3 - 12) outside with a camera
during the holiday break. Only ten.comeros are available.
It's first-come, first-servedl If you'd like a child to receive a
disposable camera, photography lessors and to-have their
film developed, call 3521493-0238, extension 223 with the
student's name and a otact lpone m er.

Natute photo tips, a hike from theTech Center to 5al t Creek
and photos will happen on Monday. Tuesday, we'll meet at
the Community Center to mount the developed pictures
in their own naturalist journal. (Dress appropriately for the
winter weather and bring a snack A something to drink.)
This event is being presented by Ranger Pam barby., who
specializes in education fo the Lower u ee Wildlife Refuge.


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Geek

Gifts


Christmas is just
around the corner, and if
you haven't gotten your
Christmas shopping done
yet, there may still be
time to order some nifty
gadgets online. I've been
looking at some of the
more entertaining web-
sites on the web which
have been peddling their
wares. Here's a brief re-
view.

Thinkgeek.com stands
head-and-shoulders above
the rest of the shopping
sites. Even if you don't
plan to buy, their mer-
chandise is entertaining
just to look at. The prod-
uct descriptions are also
very amusing.

Thinkgeek offers such
all-time classics as the In-
famous Drinking Bird,
which I'm sure we all re-
member, the Albert Ein-
stein action figure, and
giant plush microbes. For
the slightly-less geeky
members of your family,
there ,s the key-sized mi-
crotool kit, the survival
kit in a sardine can, nu-
merous firestarting giz-
mos, and electronic ap-
parel. Electronic apparel?
That's right, they have
shirts that have working
speakers built into them,
they have shirts with
drum sets built in, and
even beltbuckles that
have programmable LED


displays.

While not as amusing to
brows as thinkgeek.com,
x-tremegeek.com doe
have a nice, large selec-
tion of nifty gadgets. In-
cluding, but not limited
to, such great necessities
as the lighted bedroom
slippers, the remote con-
trol cooler, and the grill-
slinger barbeque tool sys-
tem.

Let's not forget comput-
ergear.com. in their tools
section, they have a USB
flash drive built into just
about everything. Pens
with a built-in caliper for
the engineer in your life,
and many other great gift
ideas.

The sites mentioned here
are pretty much as rep-
utable as you can get.
Keep in mind, however,
that not all web sites are
as scrupulous as some.
Be sure to check out re-
views before ordering
from any new site. You
can usually find a pletho-
ra of input by googling
the site's name, followed
by the word "feedback"
or "review". Also, keep in
mind that whenever you
transmit your personal
information over*the in-
ternet, there is the risk of
it being hijacked. A much
greater level of protec-
tion is afforded if the site
that you are doing busi-


ness with uses secure
pages to handle transac-
tions. Secured web-
servers encrypt your data
so that it is harder for a
person to read in the
event that it were inter-
cepted. If you look in
your browser's address
bar, (the area where you
type your WWWs) make
sure that the address
starts with HTTPS:// not
HTTP://. It is also usual-
ly a good idea to make
sure of the address that
you are at when entering
your personal data. A
less-common tactic of the
hacker is to set up a page
at a different URL (which
they control) that looks
like the page for the com-
pany you are doing busi-
ness with. The devious
deviant would then use
any number of methods
to redirect your browser
to their "spoofed" page,
thus tricking you into en-
tering your data into
their site.

Online shopping is a
growing trend, and, as
with all new things, there
are those who will try to
exploit its legitimate
users. While in previous
years I've spurned online
shopping in order to go
hoof it around the local
shops, (which can still be
fun), with my much fuller
schedule this year, even I,
the second-most paranoid
person in the world, am
turning to the internet
for my shopping and let-
ting the delivery boys do
the walking for me.


Gayle Lovelace/Properly Manager -
Broker Sales Associate -
Waterfront Condos,
Homes & RV Lot Rentals
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352-542-8217 or 352-493-3126
or 352-542-1212
lovesuwanneevacalionrenlals@gmailcom
or gaylelovelace@gmail,com


352-542-7729
*Suwannee Fishing Guides
*Tent & Camper Electric Sites
*Pond *Dog Kennels
* Private Boat Ramp
* Surrounded by Wildlife Refuge


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nology to which we refer is a laser-guid-
ed screed. The laser screed uses .a tri-
pod-mounted laser transmitter with a
rapidly rotating head to establish a
plane of reference. For those of you
who speak English, just imagine a string
mounted on an electric motor. When the
motor begins turning the string would


move in radial pattern, resembling a
disc. With the laser on the rotating head,
the disc is much larger. On the screed
are two laser detectors, these detectors
pick up the spinning laser and use it as a
reference to keep the screed blade at a
precise height and perfectly level. The
result: a mirror-smooth finish, as shown
in the'lower-righthand picture.


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by the beard, for it
is bald behind.
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Proverb


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www.bsg mac.com


GMWAC


Brad Smith - Licensed Real Estate Broker


NEW 2007 3/2 DW on 4.78
partiallyfenced acres located
just off a paved road. There are
some nice palms and oak trees
and out door lights... Call Gayle
Lovelace 352-542-1212


Ready to move in... This 3,/2
DW on 3 acres. Located close
to the Suwannee and an easy
commute to Chiefland for
shopping o & future hospital...
HOMES
32 home on 1 ac......$127.000
21 on the river.........$349,000
21 home on .50 ac.....$95,000
312 home on 5 ac...... $139.900
3 1.5 home on .60.......$60,000
3.2 home on .61 ac.....$98,900
2.2 DW on 1.34 ac.......$75,000
22 DW on 10 ac.......$149,000
COMMERCIAL
- 8.55 wooded acres on.Busy
Hwy 19, make offer...$275.000
- 40 x 100 steel building on
Hwy 19.................$149.900
-REDUCED...2 improved
acres on CR 349 and 2
wooded acres residential....


TOO CUTE... This 2/1 2007 site
built home on .48 acreis only
afew blocks from the River @
Turner Point Landing. This
home comes with some
furnishinas........ $98.000
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On the Suwannee... This
uniquely designed 2006 3.2
home has great views of the
River is on a paved road. Call
Terri Anderson 352-463-7770
LOTS
.48 improved ac......$22,000
.25 wooded ac..........$4,900
.94 wooded ac........,$16,000
.48 wooded ac........$14,000
.14 in Suwannee.....$99,900
.50 wooded ac........ $20,000
.35 wooded ac........$12,000
Acreage
3 wooded ac...........$37,500
6.77 wooded ac.....$150,000
6.40 improved ac... $70.000
4.14 wooded ac......$49,500
5.21 wooded ac.....$59,900
3.50 wooded ac......$35.900
5 wooded ac...........$49.900
4.89 wooded ac..... $40,000


27888 US Hwy 19 PRE,.'. PSERi cE
Old Town, FL 32680 0 R r m
(352) 542-1111 (352) 542-1919 FX ' A


HOME FOR SALE BY OWNER:
MILITARY MOVE MUST SELL.
CUTE 1200 sq ft wood frame home. 3 bdrm/1 bath. Wood floors main
house, carpeted bdrms. Eat in kitchen. Large living room/dining rm. Front
porch, carport, on 1/3 acre lot in Cross City. Walking distance of the
schools. $65,000. Contact Owner: 352.870.7767











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AMERICAN LEGION POST 383- is
open from 9 am until 9 pm. The Le-
gionnaires meet on the 3rd Wednes-
day of each month and the Auxiliary
meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays
of each month; all3 meetings at 7 pm.
SAL meets on the 1st and 3rd Mon-
days of each month at 7:30 pm. Live
Entertainment every Tuesday night
at 4 pm in the lounge. For more in-
formation call 542-2021.

Holy Cross Catholic Church - Bin-
go 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. 352493-
9723

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

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

DIXIE COUNTY EDUCATION
FOUNDATION meets'on the sec-
ond Monday of each month at
noon. at the Public Library in
Cross City Call 498-2601 for info





TIMBERS
APARTMENTS
$199 MOVE IN
SPECIAL!

"THE BEST PLACE TO
, LIVE"
1,2, & 3 BR HC and non-
HC accessible apartments.
Hwy 351A Timber Lane,
Cross City, FL. Call 352-
498-3175, TDD/TTY 711.
Equal Housing
Opportunity.





REALLY NICE 1 BR APT, newly
remodelled, first/last/security.
Casa del Sol. 498-3376.
ufn

FOR RENT in Cross City: CUTE
1200 sq ft wood frame home, 3
bdrm/1 bath. Wood floors main
house, carpeted bdrms. Eat in
kitchen. Large living room/din-
ing rm. Front porch, carport, on
1/3 acre lot in Cross City Walking
distance of the schools. $420
month/$500.00 deposit required.
NO SMOKING. NO PETS IN-
DOORS. Contact Owner:
352.870.7767 UFN


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


HELP WANTED
The Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners is
seeking applicants for a Per-
mit Technician/Secretary
for the Building and Zoning
Department. Experience in
a Building and Zoning Office
is preferred but not required.
This person must be able to
work in a very busy environ-
ment and multi-task while
maintaining a high degree of
professionalism and cour-
tesy at all times. Written
and.verbal communications
skills, an ability to interpret
and understand rules and
regulations concerning
building antl zoning codes as
well as experience in Mi-
crosoft Word, Excel, MS pro-
grams, ARC GIS by ESRI and
accounting are required. 1'
This is a full time position.
Beginning salary range is
from $7.50 to $10.50 an hour
with benefits including
health insurance, vacation,
sick leave and retirement.
Applications are available at
the County Commissioners
Office at the Dixie County
Courthouse until December
19, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. A pre-
employment drug test and
background check is re-
quired. Dixie County is a
drug free work place and
EEO.

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Help Wanted:
The Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners is
seeking applicants for a
Code Enforcement/Zoning
officer for the Building and
Zoning Department. Experi-
ence in a Building and Zon-
ing Office is preferred. This
person must be able to work
in a very busy environment
and multi-task while main-
taining a high degree of pro-
fessionalism and courtesy at
all times. Written and verbal
communication skills, an
ability to interpret and un-


FOR RENT. 2 bedroom mobile derstand rules and regula-
home just south of Old Town. tions concerning building
$300 per month, 1st and last, plus and zoning codes as well as
$200 security No smoking, no
pets. 352-498-7067. Microsoft Word, Excel, MS
UFN programs, ARC GIS by ESRI
are necessary A valid Flori-
da Drivers License and clean
driving record are required.
The ideal applicant will have
Dixie District School Board at-a minimum of five years
will be accepting sealed bids of verifiable experience in
for a 1994 Ford 1320 Tractor. construction and zoning.
(Needs Work). If interested, Strong consideration will be
the tractor can be seen on the given to those possessing
Dixie County High School .
campus located on the West building inspector certifica-
side of the Gymnasium dur- tion. This is a fulltime posi-
ing school hours. If you tion with all benefits includ-
want to look at it please go by ing health insurance, vaca-
the front office in building #1 tion, sick leave and retire-
to let the office staff know ment. Salary is commensu-


that you are on campus. If
you are interested in placing
a bid, turn in your bid in a
sealed envelope at the Sup-
port Services Building, build-
ing #20, on the Dixie County
High School campus on or be-
fore 12:00 pm on January 9,
2009.

Bids will be opened January
12, 2009 at 10:00 am at the
Support Services Building.
Dixie District School Board
shall reserve the right to re-
ject any or all bids.


rate to education and experi-
ence. Applications are avail-
able at the Dixie County
Board of County Commis-
sioners Office at the Dixie
County Courthouse and
must be returned by 5pm on
December 19, 2008. A Drug
Test and Background check
is required. Dixie County is
an Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer and Drug Free Work-
place.

51


MARTIAL ARTS- Self De-
fense Classes - Kids/Adults.
Gain confidence. Respect. Fit-
ness. $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 your lot. 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. Nc
more iron spots or dingy
clothes. Financing available
with little or no money down
and low payments. We have
systems for every budget in-
cluding buying or renting
your equipment. For all of
your water problems.call your
local WATTS dealer DAVID. B.
DOWNING (352) 356-0474 or
(352) 498-2449. We service
what we sell! A member of
the Florida Quality Water.
ufn

DIXIE MONUMENTS serv-
ing North Central Florida for
16 years. Open Tuesday-Fri-
day 8-4. Saturday 8-12 or call
for appointment anytime, lo
cated on 512 Avenue (behind
McCrabb Church) 7 miles
North of Old Town on Hwy
349. 542-3432 or toll free 1-877-
542-3232
ufn

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


Jim's Pressure Washing/
Exterior Painting
Let me get your home or busi-
ness looking good for the holi
days. Free Estimates!! Please
call Pastor Jim Hurst (352)
498-3023 or 352-356-3831ufn

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

ROOF REPAIRS $99.00
AND UP. Call the Roofing
Pro's. Ultra Rib Metal Roofs,
Owens Corning 30 year shin-
gles. CCC1326066 Cell 352-535-
7680.
UFN

DRYWALL
Hang, finish, texture. Metal
Stud Framing. Cal us for a
list of services. CBC058489
Cell 352-535-7680.
UFN


YARD SALE SUNDAY ONLY
December 21, 56 SE 304th Av-
enue, Old Town, Apprx 4
miles south on SR 349 at 19.
Old Pine Landing, follow
signs, lots of great stuff. 9-5.




LOST WHITE MALE
SAMOYED dog. Curly tail
recently shaved. Call 352-
231,3553.


HOUSE FOR SALE. 3 BR, 1
Bath Double lot, central
Heat/Air, built in 2002.
Metal roof, located in
Cross City $52,000 OBO.
'352-535-7680.
47,48,49,50,51



2006 14x60 2 br, 2 bath on
3/4 acre in middle of
Cross City. Owner financ-
ing. $59,000. Please call
Colby at 352-356-0805 or
Matt at 352-356-0806.
50,51,52,53


Authentic Dealer of Dixie
Outfitters,. Dixie Classicsm &
Southern Heritage T-Shirts
having clearance sale. Any 2
shirts $20.00. Shirts made to -
order, hundreds, of designs
in stock, Children's and
adult sizes available.
Call (352) 221-0902 (ufn)


HAVE A MUSICAL
CHRISTMAS! Guitars,
Amps, Effects, Drums, Key-
boards, PA Systems, Mics,
Basses, Fiddles, Banjos,
Mandolins, Ukes, Music
Books,Stands, Accessories,
Band Supplies and much
more! Expert service & ad-
vice.Convenient Layaway,
VISA & MC. Serving you
since 1991. DIXIE MUSIC
CENTER 26626 SE 19 Hwy,
Old Town (352) 542-3001
47-51


FURNITURE FOR SALE.
Brown recliner 65.00, toddler
bed in good condition, white
65.00, baby changing table
25.00 352-542-0199.
50,51
FOR SALE 94 CAMERO 5
speed. Runs and looks great
$1,000 Firm. 498-2972.
51

PIANO FOR SALE. Very
nice, Great Xmas gift.
Damper and bench. Choker
goes soft or loud. Oak Finish.
$800 firm. 356-0615.
51


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, &
SEXUAL ASSAULT SER-
VICES: Individual counseling
and support groups for women
and offered .through Another
Way, Inc Services are confiden-
tial and free. Contact any of
our Outreach offices at 352-486-
3305, 352-498-1293, (386) 758-4843,
or (386) 792-2747 for an appoint-
ment or the location and times
or group counseling. Another
way, Inc. also provides two 24-
hour crises lines. Sexual As-
sault 1-866-875-7983 Domestic
Violence 1-800-500-1119, infor-
mation and referral services,
legal advocacy, community edu-
cation, and professional train-
ing for law enforcement, health
care and educational person-
nel. Ufn


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

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


TOPS MEETING every
Wednesday at 10:30 at St. Al-
ban's Church in Chiefland.
For information, call Becky
Kelly 352-682-0351.
ufn


DIXIE




SIGHTING


Mr. John DuBrule took this picture of a beautiful
orange butterfly on his property in Jena. Mr.
DuBrule said, "Last month on a warm afternoon
I was walking to my tree stand. These yellow
plants had hundreds of butterflies on them. The
sky was beautifully blue and the plant life was
still green. The contrast with these yellow plants
and brilliantly orange butterflies was spectacu-
lar."

From a commercial point of view,
if Christmas did not exist it would be
necessary to invent it.
Katharine Whitehorn


51,52


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NOTHING IS
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chance; choose a Trusted Choice'
agency to help protect what's
important to you and your family.


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179 NE 35' l Hwy, Cross City, 1. F32628
352-498-3328i l.la itIoninluom
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Service Work & New Construction
Additions, Remodehng, Etc.
FREEMAN. PLUMBING, INC.
(352) 498-0703 * (352) 493-3801 ',wAst
Cell # (352) 210-0062 oc
Freeman - a State Certified
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Thursday December 18, 2008


www. dcadvocate.net


Legals, etc.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

THE BELL FAMILY TRUST
PO BOX 609
CROSS CITY, FL 32628

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

Certificate No: 200967
JUNE 1, 2002
Description of Property:
SEE EXHIBIT "A"

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED
KENNETH ADAMS, 16250 NW
12TH COURT, TRENTON, FL
32693

WARNING: Said property being in
the County of Dixie, State of Flori-
da. Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the
property described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the highest bid-
der at the Dixie County Courthouse
on December 23, 2008 at 11:00
A.M.
November 24, 2008
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
Candace L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk
EXHIBIT A
Description of Property:
Parcel No. 03-12-13-6778-000a-
0403 ,
LEG 2.38 ACRES 3 12 13 TRACT 7
OF PARCEL 40 WTBS UNREC
PLAT FURTHER DESC IN OR BK
154 PG 617 ORB 212 P 34
Subject to the restrictions of record.
48,49,50,51

I do come home at
Christmas.
We all do, or we all should.
We all come home, or
ought to come home,'
for a short holiday -
the longer, the better -
from the great boarding
school where we are
forever working at our
arithmetical slates,
to take, and give a rest.

--Charles Dickens


Regular Meeting- Dixie County
Courthouse
-Commission Meeting Room
December 18, 2008 - 6:00 PM

The Board of County Commissioners of Dixie County,
Florida, will meet on Thursday, December 18, 2008
6:00 PM in a regular meeting in the County Commis-
sioners Meeting Room, in the Dixie County Court-
house, Cross City, Florida.

1. Call to Order

2. Invocation and Pledge to the American Flag

3. Approval of Commission Minutes from the
regular meeting of
December 4, 2008.

PUBLIC HEARING: THE PUBLIC HEARING MAY BE
CONTINUED TO ONE OR MORE FUTURE DATES.
ANY INTERESTED PARTY IS ADVISED THAT THE
DATE, TIME, AND PLACE OF ANY CONTINUATION
OF THE PUBLIC HEARING SHALL BE AN-
NOUNCED DURING THE PUBLIC HEARING AND
THAT NO FURTHER NOTICE CONCERNING THE
MASTERS WILL BE PUBLISHED.

I. A petition by the Dixie County Board of County
Commissioners to request a Special Exception be
granted as provided for in section 4.6.5 of the Land
Development regulation to permit the location of a
boat manufacturing Facility in an Agricultural Zoning
District in accordance with a site plan submitted as
part of the petition dated September 12, 2008. To be
located on property described as Section 16, Town-
ship 10 South, Range 13 East.

4. Angela Moorehead
RE: Road Signs

5. Synergy Solutions
1. Status update of outstanding FCT Grant
Applications from Dixie County
and town of Horseshoe Beach.
2. A request for the County to authorize the
resubmission of the Suwanne
River Hidden Campground pro-
ject for 2009 FCT grant funding.


Rita Harris, Harris Administrative Services


7. Bailey, Bishop, & Lane


8. Tony Johns, Suwannee Water and Sewer
Manager


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

JAFFRY LEE CRAWL
PO BOX 1685
OLD TOWN, FL 32680

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

Certificate No: 603
JUNE 1, 2003

Description of Property:


SEE EXHIBIT "A"

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

NATHANIEL CAMPBIDGE, C/O
WIMONTEEN SMITH, PO BOX
338, CROSS CITY, FL 32628

WARNING: Said property being in
the County of Dixie, State of Flori-
la. Unless such certificate shall be
'edeemed according to law the
Property described in such certifi-
nate shall be sold to the highest
bidder at the Dixie County Court-
louse on DECEMBER 23, 2008 at
11:00 A.M.

November 24, 2008


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

3andace L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk


EXHIBIT A


Description of Property:

Parcel No. 23-10-13-4827-0013-
)030

_3 10 13 BG SW CR OF BLK 13
FN E 150 FT N 70.5 FT W 150 FT
3 74.5 FT TO POB BEING A POR-
nION OF LOT 3 BLK 13 OLD
'OWN S/D (RO 38437-38) OR BK.
73 PG 680

Subject to the restrictions of record.

�8,49,50,51


9. Holly Houghton, County Agent

�0- 1 Bettie-Gail Qst.epn, Indigent jHpalthcare
Agent

11. Joe Ruth, Solid Waste Coordinator/ Mosqui-
to Control Director

12. Jerry Prater, Veterans Service Officer

13. Big Bend Water. Association

14. Jack Spivey, Building and Zoning

15. Howard Reed, County Road Superintendent

16. Tim Alexander, Emergency Services Direc-


17. Cindy Bellot, Librarian


Arthur Bellot, County Manager

Leenette McMillan, County Attorney
1. Determination on County Attorney Con-


20. Dana Johnson, Clerk of Court

20. County Commission Items

21. Vouchers Approval

22 Adjourn

PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person decided to ap-
peal any decision made by the Board with respect to
any matter considered at such meeting or hearings,
he/ she will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose, he/ she will need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.

"Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable ac-
commodations to participate in this proceeding should
contact (352).486-4931 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida
Relay Service at (800) 955-8771."

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


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

A.G. CHEWNING
534 NE 303 AVE
OLD TOWN, FL 32680

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

Certificate No: 129
JUNE 1, 2006

Description of Property:


SEE EXHIBIT "A"

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

TADD ROBERTS, 2069 SW 40TH
AVE, BELL, FL 32619

WARNING: Said property being
in the County of Dixie, State of
Florida. Unless such certificate
shall be redeemed according to
law the property described in such
certificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the Dixie County
Courthouse on DECEMBER 23,
2008 at 11:00 A.M.

October 27, 2008


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


Candace L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk

EXHIBIT A

Description of Property:

Parcel No. 04-10-13-4518-0000-
0050

1.00 ACRE 4 10 13 LOT 5 OF
TURKEY HAMMOCK S/D ORB
165 P 104 ORB 262 P 2700RB
356 P 665

Subject to the restrictions of
record.

50,51,52,53


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

RAY E. HAUFLER
5430 SE 193RD TERRACE
HAWTHORNE, FL 32640

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


JUNE


Certificate No:623
1, 2003


NOTICE TO ROAD CONTRACTORS
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
FIN # 424183-1-58-01,424022-1-58-01

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the Board of
County Commissioners office in the Dixie County Courthouse until 11AM
on January 13, 2009. This office is located at 214 NE 351 HWY, Cross
City, Florida, 32628-2600. The bids will be opened and read aloud to
the public at 11AM on January 13, 2009. The projects will be recom-
mended for award at the Board of County Commissioners meeting on
January 15, 2009 at 6 PM. The bidders must submit a bid for the pro-
jects as described below.

1. CR 346A/CR 317 LOOP: Work on this project consists of, but
not limited to widening and resurfacing of CR 346A / 317 Loop from CR
349 to SR 55 / US 19.


2. CR 349 Turn Lanes: Work on this project consists of, but'.nqt- ,
limited to the construction of turn lanes on SR 349 at NE 272nd (Plurvis
Landing) and at CR 351.

All work performed on this project will be in conformance with the 'engi-
negring plans and with the requirements of the FDOT standard specifi-
cations for road and bridge construction: 2006 edition.

The plans and bid forms may be obtained from the office of Bailey, Bish-
op & Lane, Inc., 871 SW SR 47, Lake City, Florida, during normal work-
ing hours, for a fee of $100.00 per project. For questions regarding I.is..
information, please contact Sherri Espenship at (386) 752-5640. - '

Either a cashier check or a bid bond in the amount of five percent (5) -,
of the total bid amount payable to the Dixie County Board of County .
Commissioners must accompany each bid that is submitted. ' '
The successful bidder will be required to furnish Dixie County witl an.

appropriately executed performance bond and liability insurance prior to
commencing work.

All contractors must be pre-qualified with FDOT in highway construction.

The Dixie County Commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids
and add to the contract or delete from the contract to stay within their
funding capabilities.


Signed,


Arthur Bellot, Dixie County Manager
For the Board of County Commissioners
Dixie County, Florida
51,52


Message from Attorney General
Bill McCollum

This week my office, in conjunction with the Florida De-
partment of Agriculture and Consumer Services, an-
nounced a joint investigation into possible price gouging by
a major gasoline supplier. We believe TransMontaigne, a
subsidiary of Morgan Stanley, may have raised the price of
the wholesale gasoline it supplies, through distributors, to
stations throughout Florida.

The investigation stems from events following Governor
Crist's declaration of a state of emergency prior to Hurri-
cane Ike. Together, the consumer services divisions of my
office and the office of Agriculture Commissiioner Charles
Bronson received thousands of price-gouging complaints as
gasoline prices soared throughout the state.

Our investigations thus far have resulted in two settle-
ments, but as this week's announcement shows, our work is
far from over. We want to determine exactly what led to the
extraordinary increases in gasoline prices prior to Hurri-
cane Ike. I look forward to continuing this investigation
with the Commissioner and getting to the bottom of this is-
sue.


Find these Christmas words.
They are across, down, backward and diagonal.

Carols Green Ornaments Red Sleigh Star
Chimney Lights' Poinsettias Reindeer Snow. Stockings
Christmas Presents Santa Tinsel
Elves Tree
G arla nd Tree Skirt


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description of Property:

SEE EXHIBIT "A"

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

BRIAN A. BEVERIDGE, 316 HEN-
RY STREET, OAKLAND, CA 94607

WARNING. Said property being in
the County ol Dixie, State of Flori-
. da. Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the
property described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the highest bid-
- der at the Dixie County Courthouse
on DECEMBER 23, 2008 at 11:00
A.M.

November 24, 2008

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

Candace L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk


EXHIBIT A


Description of Property:

Parcel No. 24-09-13-4391-0000-
0080

1.55ACRES PARCEL 8---RIVER
FRONT---TURNER POINT LAND-
ING S/D AN UNREC PLAT FUR-
THER DESC BY CONTRACT IN
OR BK 66 PG 316-319

Subject to the restrictions of record.

48,49,50,51



Christmas is not
just a time for
festivity and
I merry making. It
is more than that.
It is a time for the
contemplation of
eternal things. The
Christmas spirit is
a spirit of giving
and forgiving.
--J. C. Penney










Thursday December 18, 2008


www. dcadvocate.net


Obituaries and Faith


I Loyal LaRue Reddin
Loyal LaRue Reddin, who also known as "The Can
Man," of Old Town, aged 92, passed away on December
' 9, 2008 in Gainesville, Florida.

He was born on December 2, 1916, in Ft. Wayne, Indiana
to Vernon and Florence Reddin. He moved to the area
29 years ago from Zanesville, Indiana. He was of the
Christian Faith. He was a member of the United Broth-
erhood of Carpenters & Volunteers of America Local
232. He enjoyed walking and riding a bicycle and pick-
ing up cans.

He is survived by his wife Opal Reddin, Old Town, sons
Steven Winget of Woodburn, IN, Randy Reddin of Old
Town, and James Reddin of Kissimmee, brother Paul
Reddin, Ft. Wayne, IN, sister Wilma Merriman,
Roanoke, IN, 7 grandchildren and 11 great
grandchildren.

There will be a memorial service held on December 21,
2008 at 3:00 pm at Knauff Funeral Home-Chiefland.
They plan on holding a memorial service in Indiana at
a later date.

Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral.
Home-Chiefland.




f Mary Alice McIntrye

MRS. MARY ALICE McINTYRE of Gainesville passed'
away Thursday, December 11, 2008 Summerville Assisted
Living Center. She was 76. Mrs. McIntyre retired from
the University of Florida where she was an executive
secretary She was a member of the Cross City First
United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Ray McIntyre of
Gainesville; sons, Chuck Elton of Cross City and Rick
Elton of Old Town; granddaughters, Charlene (Joel) Bech-
tol of Old Town, Kristin Elton of Ft. Worth, TX and
Courtney Elton of Gainesville; grandson, Eli,Elton of Old
Town and great granddaughters, Ava Bechtol and Blair
Bechtol. She is preceded in death by a son, Lee Elton.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 13, 2008
at 3:00PM at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. Cecil Hysmith officiating. Burial will follow at Cross
City Cemetery A visitation will be held one hour prior to
the service at the funeral home.

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


And God created great whales, and
every living creature that moveth,
which the waters brought forth
abundantly, qfter their kind, and every
winged fowl qfter his kind: and God
saw that. it was good.:
"enest as.I (JI'v 7

Throughout histor-, there have been many great
inventors. Albert Einstein, Thomas Al\-a Edison,
Henry Ford and Elil hitney are just some of the
namneq that may come to mind. None, however,
have been as great as God Not only did God
create the heavens and the earth, but He created
all of the creatures within it, great and small.
God i, our maker. Without Him. there would d be
no land, no water. no wildlife. no us. Don't take
what God has done for granted. The next time
you catch a glimpse of a blue jay outside.
remember our Creator and be in awe!


Please study the plan of


SALVATION
Jon 4:


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


r Susan Wade NesSmith


Susan Wade NesSmith passed away at her residence on
Friday, December 12, 2008. She was 51 years old.


Susan was born in Dublin, Georgia, ..
on September 30, 1957 to Deward I
and Betty Wade. She w\as a life-.
long resident of the area and- .
was of the Methodist Faith. :
Susan owned and operated
the Lighthouse Restaurantu
for 26 years. She was an , . .
avid hunter and fisherman. -sb-
She enjoyed helping people ;
and the love of her life waas ''
her grandchildren.


Susan is preceded in death
her mother, Betty Wade.


She is survived by her son. James - -'
William NesSmith Jr, of Fanning
Springs, her father, Deward P. Wade of Old Town, a sister,
Donna Wade Lord of Ocala, a brother, Bill Wade of
Suwannee, a daughter-in-law, Rachel NesSmith of Tren-
ton, her companion, Randy Mikell of Old Town, one
niece, Tracy, four nephews, Ross, Kory, Randy and Scott,
three grandchildren: Josie NesSmith, James William
"Trae" NesSmith, III, and Joel Green.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, December
17, 2008 at 11:00 A.1MI. at Keene Cemetery with Pastor Jake
Cravey conducting the service. Visitation will be on
Tuesday, December 16 2008 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Watson
Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the care of Watson Funeral
Home, 426 West Wade Street, Trenton, FL 32693.
(352) 463-8888.


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First Baptist of


Steinhatchee News

* Praise GOD for a special young couple, Bruce and
Shannon Gorlewski that was baptized last Sunday night!
All their past sins were washed away and they can begin
their new life, fresh and a new. What a precious gift they
have chosen together this year! We welcome both of you
into the family of GOD! Let's remember...accepting JE-
SUS' free gift of salvation frees us to accept ourselves!

* Our love and prayers go out to Marcia Craig, Garry
Lamb, Angie Harrie, J. C. Tedder, Ed Ellison, the Nei-
smith family, Helen and Jamea Craig, all our members of
the armed forces and our nation! Especially to all those
suffering due to job losses, death of loved ones, the lonely
and depressed, our struggling youth and those that are
homeless, we pray for each
of you!


* Last week in Awanna
the Sparks are learning
about Noah and the Ark.
TNT learned a lot of verses
in the last-two weeks.
Great job clubbers! We
were so happy, one of the
youth was saved last week
in Trek! On Dec. 17th they
all had their Christmas
Party in each club. What
an awesome time their
shared in celebrating, JE-
SUS'S birthday! Please
note...there will not be any
Awanna on Dec. 24th or
Dec. 27th! But can't wait to
see ya in "2008"!

*.Thank you to those
singing our special music:
Donnie Morrow, Timothy
and Leon Holden for
singing,'"When GOD
Dipped HIS Love". Mitch
Mitchell sang, "Mary Did
You Know". Jennifer Elli-
son and Harry Gatlin sang;
"JESUS It's Your Birthday".

* The political ads have
been replaced by product
commercials and sales,
shopping and buying, giv-
ing ( well mostly the desire
to receive) but CHRISTmas
should be giving from the
heart to the people you
love! CHRISTmas becomes
our greatest opportunity in
America to share the
gospel...as Paul Harvey
says... the rest of the story!
To take JESUS from the
manger, to our resurrected
LORD! That is the story to
tell, not only during
CHRISTmas but all year
long. We are praying that
your home is wrapped in
the SAVIOR"S love...
blessed with HIS peace and
warmed by HIS abiding
presence all through the
year.

MARY CHRISTmas
Sandy Coleman


Countryside Chalel Pentecostal
Church
Hwy 349 & County Road 351
Old Town, FL'32680
Worship Service Sunday 11am & 6pm
Reverend Calvin G. Conner, Jr.
352-542-8831


Faith Baptist Church

News
-Our crowd was small today for several reasons. First, lots
of folks are out with the "bug" that's going around, some
are in the hospital for other reasons and some are out of
town starting the Christmas holiday early, but God was still
moving among us and we had great services, music and fel-
lowship. If you missed it, you truly missed a blessing.

Our Christmas program will be Wednesday night (the 17th)
beginning at 7:00 PM. The children have worked hard on
this program and if you have little ones in it, come out and
support their efforts. Janet Osteen has worked with the
children and they're ready to show their parents what they
can do. Your support of them would be greatly appreciated.

As we enter into the holiday season, be much in prayer for
the less fortunate. Especially remember the lost in our
area. Prayer is so powerful and God only wants us to ask
and He will grant them salvation and fulfill their needs. In-
vite a friend to church and let them learn about Jesus. Al-
ways'remember the REASON FOR THE SEASON - - - - JE-
SUS.

May your holidays be safe, healthy and happy. We at Faith
love you and will be praying for you.


First Christian Church of Chiefland

First Christian Church of Chiefland will be sharing it's
Christmas Musical Review on Sunday, December 21, 2008 at
6 p.m. Please join us for performances by Ted Patrick, Rick
Gordon, and other members of our church and community
We are located at 6591 N. W 140th St. (CR346) just three
miles north of Chiefland. For further information, contact
Ted at 352-542-1310.

NEW PROSPECT BAPTIST NEWS

It was good to be in church again Sunday We were once
again blessed with special song by first, Miss Shauna
Clark, then by the quartet composed of Sisters Aimee,
April, Kelly and Tracey, all of whom did fantastic jobs! Af-
ter such a good start, Bro. Billy, with God's anointing,
brought a very timely and stirring message from Luke 2:12.
After the service, all retired to.the church annex for our an-
nual Christmas dinner, where much good food was thor-
oughly enjoyed by all, along with good Christian fellowship.
God continues to bless.

Don't forget the NPBC Christmas Program on Wednesday
evening; we anticipate an excellent performance this year
for the glory of our Lord and Savior, commemorating the
circumstances surrounding His immaculate birth. What a
time to live that must have been!

As always, please keep your prayers going up for all those
on the various prayer lists; the sick, recovering, bereaved,
our military personnel, and all our political leaders. The
effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much!
Have a good week and remember, you're always welcome at
New Prospect Baptist Church! May God-bless and keep you
safe.


New Prospect Baptist Church
US 19 * Between Cross City & Old Town
Jesus is The Answer For Your Life
Sunday School 1OA - 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
"Jolr Us ForAVfit. Stay ForALUfetme."
Sunday Worship - 10:30A
Wednesday Evening Service - 7P
I(d Church -Age. 3-5 & 6-t2
Pastor Jim Hurst
(352) 498-3023


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

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 -10:00A Sunday Bible Study- 10:00A
Sunday School- 10A MoingWorshiorship- 11:00A Morning Worship - 11:00 A
Evening Worship - 6P Sunday Evening Worship - 6:OOP Wednesday Evening Bible Study- 7:00 P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting - 7P - Awana 6:30 Wednesday Evening Worship - 7:00PWednesday
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"
Children's Church - 10:30A -�Morning Worship 10:30A
Bible Study - IOA- Worship- 11A Bible Study- 9:45A* Worship Service - 11A C Evening Worship - 6:30P
Sunday Evening Worship - 6P ChurchTraining - 6P* Evening Worship - 7P Wednesday Family Training Hour Adult & Teen Ministry,
Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer - 7P Wednesday Prayer Meeting - 7P Boy's Brigade & Girt's Club - 7:OOP
Pastor - Carlos M. Perez Pastor- Archie Knowles Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey, Pastor
(352) 498-0756 (352) 498-5535 (352) 498-3280

First United Methodist Church Seventh-Day Adventist Church Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Church
22 NE 138th St� Cross City Cross City 100 Parker Street -Cross City
"Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors" In the Heart of Dixie 0Co., 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 CR55A (Between Cross City&Old Town)
_ Sunday School 10:15 The Church With An Open Door"
7 | I[ \ j\ 1 Church 11:00 Sunday School - 9:45A Morning Worship11A
Evening Worship - 7P -
Weds. Morning Prayer Mid-Week Bible Study - Wednesday - 7P
Pastor Charles & Jackie Bechtold
S 352-498-4004 or 498-7896 Rev.. Jackie Pettrey, Pastor
352-498-4004 or498-7896 (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-Morning Prayer 9:15A - Sunday School 9:45A Sunday Morning 10:30A Sunday Evening 6P Sunday School.1OA* Morning Worship 1A
Morning Worship 11A- Evening Worship 7P Tuesday, Intercessory Prayer7:30P Sunday Evening 7Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Wednesday-Prayer Meeting 7P Thursday Night 7:3PEig 7P edesday 7:30P
Bible Study, Mission Friends, RA's. GA's
Pastor - Wayne Allen Pastor - Theadus & Benita Corbin Rev. Marvin & Janice Parsley
(352) 498-5617 (352) 498-5837 (352) 498-3366
c raDb Claplsts church Holy Cross Catholic Mission [Ro-13T8] Let no debt remain
7391 NE 349 Hwy--Comer of 349N/351A Hwy 19 South of Cross City
Bruce Sullivan, Pastor, Mass-Sundays-11:30 am outstanding, except the
Old Town:542-2207 Confessions-Sundays 10:45-11:15am continuing debt to love one
Sunday School d :45 AM; Chu-h 11:00 am CCD Every Wednesday 6:00 - 7:15 pm
Sunday night 6:00 P Discipleship Training 7:00 pm Svc. At St. John the Evangelist in Chiefland another, for he who loves his
Wednesday night 5:30-8:00--AWANA Grades Pre-K thru High School fllwman th law
Wednesday Night 7:00 PM Bible Study Rosary Every Tuesday- 3:00 pm fellowman has fulfilled the law.
Van Ministry Bro. Foy Cell 356-2294 (352) 493-9723







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