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Home of the Worlds Only Four Headed Swamp Cabbage!


Thursday, December 25, 2008
Vol. 86, No. 52 16 pages- 1 Section


Briefs


Dixie County
Legislative
Delegation
Announces Date
for
Annual Meeting

The Dixie County Leg-
islative Delegation will
hold its annual meeting
on Thursday, January
22, 2009 at 9:30 AM,
State Senator Charles
Dean announced today.
The meeting will be
held in the Dixie Coun-
ty Commission Cham-
bers at the Dixie Coun-
ty Courthouse located
at 401 N. Cedar Street
iin Cross City.

If any member of the
public would like to ad-
dress the delegation,
please contact Senator
Dean's office to be
placed on the agenda.

For more information,
please contact Senator
Dean's office at 352-
860-5175 or toll free
at 866-538-2831.


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In an unexpected move at
the County Commission
meeting on Thursday
evening, rookie Commission-
er Gene Higginbotham pro-
posed a sharp decrease in
the County's $3,500 impact
fee. New Commissioner
Mark Hatch seconded the
move to reduce the fee to
$1,500 for the first 1,000
square feet, with $1.00 in-
crease per square foot there-
after. Chairman Marvin
Hunt requested repeatedly
that such a risky move
should be discussed first in a
workshop meeting, but after
a very brief discussion, the
proposal was passed without
dissent.

This move may have been in-
fluenced by an earlier state-
ment made'by Jack Spivey
from the Building and Zon-
ing Department, who report-
ed no new home starts in No-
vember. The $3,500 impact
fee may have been a factor in
the slow real estate growth
in the area. Norris McKin-
ney, local real estate develop-
er, stated that he had lost
several land sales in the last
few months because pur-
chasers were unable to
"scrape up" the money for
the impact fee. This change


will be welcomed by McKin-
ney, and people like him,
who depend on a steady
growth of people from South
Florida into the County and
primarily into the Hammock
area of Old Town.

However, in this economy,
the county is suffering from
a lack of funds and the rev-
enue loss could cost jobs and
building projects. According
to the Zoning office, 75 im-
pact fees were paid in FY 08,
resulting in $262,500 in rev-
enue to the county. This
drastic fee reduction could
cost the county $150,000 in ,
the next year, if permit num-
bers remain similar.


In other action, the Board
decided to make no change
to the contract for Leenette
McMillan, County Attorney.

The Board heard a request
from Synergy Solutions to
authorize the resubmission
of the Suwannee River Hid-
den Campground project for
grant funding. Synergy
plans to "broker" a sale of
the property,to the county,
and to collect a commission
out of grant funds. The,
property is an income-pro-
ducing campground, that the
owners wish to sell to Dixie
County to be used as a park.

See COMMISSION, pg. 6


Bears Declaw Tigers


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by Angel Lee
In the last game of a triple
header on Thursday night,
The Varsity Boys took on
the Tigers from Trenton.
The Bears came prepared,
and ready to play. At the
end of the 1st quarter, the


Bears had a 14-6 lead over
the Tigers. The Bears con-
tinued their scoring drive,
and took a 34-19 lead into
halftime. The Bears scor-
ing got even hotter in the
3rd, as they took a whop-
ping lead over the Tigers,


leading 56-28 with 2:45 left
in the quarter. The Bears
dominated the game, and
tamed the tigers, winning
by a score of 69-28. The
Bears scoring was led by
Tevin Henderson who had
16 points. Cord Hart had 11
points, and David Suro and
Ricky McDowell each had 8
points. Way To Go Bears!!!

Williston Slips Past Bears In
Close One
The Bear Backers hung
around after the JV game
on Friday night to cheer on
the Varsity Boys in the 2nd
game of the double header
against Williston. The
Bears took control early,
leading Williston 11-2 with
3:45 left in the 1st, and con-
' tinuing to lead at the end of
the 1st, 18-8. The Bears
fought hard, and with 1:30
left in the 1st half, they
were holding a slim lead
over Williston, 26-24. At the
end of the first half, Willis-
ton managed to slip into
the lead, leading the Bears
30-26 at halftime. The sec-
ond half begins, and with
4:50 left in the 3rd, Willis-
ton is hanging on to a
small lead, 36-31.

See BEARS, pg 5


JV Wins First Game


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



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by Angel Lee
The JV Boys took to the court first in the
triple header against Trenton. The Bears were
determined more than ever to get into that,
Win column, and with 5:51 left in the 3rd, the
Bears were in command, winning 22-5. The
Bears continued to dominate the boards, and
the floor with 6:21 left to go in the game, the
Bears were rolling, leading 26-18. The Bears
continued their dominance in the game, and
took that 1st win of the season, defeating the
Tigers by a final score of 34-27.

Coming off of their 1st victory of the season,
the JV Bears, along with the Bear Backers,
looked to keep the momentum going as they
took on the Williston Red Devils on Friday
night. With a little less than 3 minutes to go in
the 1st quarter, Williston had jumped out in
front of the Bears, leading 12-7. Williston con-
tinued to hold on to their lead, leading the
Bears 31-18 at halftime. The 2nd half saw the
Bears scraping and playing their hearts out,
as the Devils still led at the end of the 3rd, 53-
26. The Bears just wouldn't give up, as they
played til the final buzzer, and when that
buzzer went off at the end of the game, Willis-
ton had taken the victory away, defeating the
Bears 68-32.


Home Alone:

6 year old found


wandering US 19


Dorothy Ahm
of Old Town
was arrested
on Wednesday
for aggravated
child abuse--
neglect of a
child and is be-
ing held at the
Dixie County
jail on a $2,000
bond.


Ahm's six year
old son got off
of the bus at
3:35, but no
one was there
to pick him up.
He was found while wan-
dering south on US 19
near Linda's Restaurant,
looking for his mother or
her boyfriend.

The affadavit alleges that
Ahm failed to provide
care and supervision of
the child and that she
was unaware that the boy
was missing until almost
5:00 in the afternoon.


Dorothy Ahm

Sheriff Hatcher said, "All
too many times situa-
tions like this turn out
with a tragic ending.
The intersection that the
child was found at has re-
sulted in numerous
deaths and serious in-
juries in the past."

The child was turned
over to the Department of
Children and Families.


Florida's
Eden is join-
ing with lo-
cal commu-
nities to pro-
duce a new
tourism
product
showcasing
the region's
natural and
cultural trea-
sures. The
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published in
2009, will attract visitors to appreciate the rich, rural,
cultural heritage of the area, as well as outstanding
opportunities for outdoor recreation. The goal of the
project is to offer visitors an 'inside track' guide to
unique local businesses, arts venues and wilderness
sites.
See EDEN, page 12



And the


Winner is...

KAYLA PEZOLANO


Kayla Pezolano was drawn
on Monday as the big $50.00
winner in the Advocate's
"Color Santa" contest. She
was so excited to be our
lucky winner that she
showed up in two differently
colored shoes! The three
second place winners were
Anthony Martinez, age 5,
Cindy Hernandez age 12,


and Kayden Mathia, age 5.
Please stop by the Advocate
after Christmas to pick up
your prizes.

Second place prizes were
gift certificates for free
breakfast combos at Hard-
ees and gift certificates to
Dairy Queen.


High Impact?


New Commissioners take chance that lower Impact fees will spur growth


We knew it


all along:

Dixie Included in "Florida's Eden"


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Viewpoints

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contributed by - Art Wyckoff @ A & K Nursery,
Highway 19, Cross City

A great big HAPPY NEW YEAR is in order for all of our
readers! Now that the dust has settled from the hectic holi-
day season, we can actually settle down and relax some in
the comforts of our homes instead of the crowded stores
and parking lots.

January is one of the best months to PLAN: plan on how to
pay those bills from Christmas, plan on how each one of us
will deal with the recession, and if you are into enjoying
the out of doors, plan on changes you would like to make in
your garden or landscape. I would like to share a few tips
for your January planning. Deciduous trees (ones that shed
their leaves at least once a year) are bare of foliage in Janu-
ary Some people call it "sapping down", which means the
tree is taking a rest or in a dormant stage.

This is a good time to plant and transplant trees (even fruit
trees and evergreens) because it causes less stress, there-
fore, making the survival rate higher. Planting other peren-
nials in January, however, is not necessarily the best time.

Wait until the chance of frost is past and the new leaves
have a better chance to live. If you absolutely must trans-
plant due to a move or relocation, remember that a mature
shrub ( 2-3 years of age or older), has a better chance than a
younger more sensitive -plant.

When it comes to watering, don't be fooled by the cooler
weather; transplants still need adequate moisture to remain
healthy and develop a strong root system. Lastly, do NOT
fertilize your transplants until late next month. Fertilizing
encourages new growth, new growth is vulnerable to the
frost and cold and will be the first part of the tree/shrub to
die off.

In summary, be patient. Plan first, protect what you al-
ready have, plant new ideas in February, fertilize in early
March, and smile at your success all spring long!

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mas itself may
into question,
carried so far it
s indigestion."


Ralph Bergengren


My sister would beg to differ, I'm sure,
and would tell me about all of ,the home-
made Christmas joy I'm missing. Who
can have "Christmas joy" when they're
.so tired and burnt out Christmas Day
from cooking that all they want to do is
sleep? She wears herself out making
everything "perfect" for everybody else.
They ungratefully gobble the meal down
in nine minutes that it took her nine
hours to fix and then they wander away
to play, leaving her with another nine
hours of dishes to do. Where's the
Christmas fun in that?


My sister thinks she's a character in the sitcom "Friends."
She does! Most of the year, she's as normal as a McKinney
gets, but when a holiday comes around...poof! She turhs
into Monica. Monica, for those of you who had better
things to do during the 90's than to watch a silly television
show about a bunch of permanently adolescent and whiny
New Yorkers, was the group's obsessive cleaner and home-
maker. She was the one who cooked the Thanksgiving
turkey, had her spices alphabetized, and who lost her mind if
every little thing wasn't just so.

My sister Liz is like that. Once she pried the responsibility
of hosting family holiday dinners away from Daddy, there
was no further dealing. She's sort of like a South American
dictator; once you get her into power, nobody else gets a shot
at it until rebels drag her cold, dead hands off
of the wheel of state. Have we ever had
Christmas eve dinner at my house? Of course
not. (For one thing, honestly, there's just not "Christi
room. Liz is set up for that sort of thing. Of
course she is. She designed it that way, and re- be called
modeled her house with that in mind, devious
holiday-stealer that she is.), Sometimes I stage If c
a coup and we have a South American Elec-
tion, of sorts. I'll say, "Why don't we ever have create
Thanksgiving at my house?" and she'll look at
me and say, "We did, back in 2001. Do you
want to do it again? Because we can do that.
Sure we can. Of course, I have more room and
a bigger table, and..." and Dictator Liz wins
again. The displaced peasant just slinks back
off to her little trailer in the woods with the too-small table.
Coup over.-

With HRM Queen Liz in charge, nothing is ever good
enough.,, She not only has to have cookies, she has to make
them from scratch. I told her the other day that I had picked
up a couple of tubs of pre-made gingerbread dough at the
store so that the kids could'make gingerbread men on Mon-
day after I get home from work. "Store bought! Ohhh,
Kathy." She said sadly, shaking her head in a disapproving,
you'll-never-measure-up-to-my-Monicaness tone. She then
goes on to tell me how she's planning'to make gingerbread
men out of rice crispy treats and trays of cookies for all of
her friends, and blah blah blah. (Forgive me, but I sorta
stopped listening about here somewhere. I was starting to
feel wholly inadequate as a human being.)

I am planning a subdued, quiet Christmas at home. I want-
ed to keep the food easy so that I can. spend my day doing
what you're supposed to do on Christmas: playing with the
kids' toys. (Yes, I'm immature. I know that.)

I'm going to cook a spiral-cut ham, with rice and tomatoes,
sweet potatoes, acre peas I put up this summer, and biscuits
and apple pie (from the freezer, not from scratch.) A nice,
mostly home-made dinner, but nothing fancy So what does
my sister plan for our family dinner on Christmas eve? A
mountain of shrimp, bushels of oysters, a baked potato bar
with all of the toppings, appetizers including crab dip
(which is all I am allowed to make), cheese balls and crack-
ers, and at least seventeen different desserts, including
made-from-scratch fudge and buche de noel. No pressure.
No, not at all. Of course, my simple Christmas Day dinner
doesn't measure up. Sigh. Beat-down by Monica again.

It can't be just me. Am I the only person made to feel like a
total ldser during the holiday season if my house isn't deco-
rated like a Norman Rockwell painting? Does anybody else


by Kathy McKinney


I'd rather spend my day opening boxes and fighting with
those @(*$&(@*&# wire ties that hold Barbie's bleach-
blonde hair and feet into the package. What is with the wire
ties, anyway? Are stores afraid somebody's going to come
by and yank Barbie's legs off when they're not looking? If I
were ruler of the universe, that'd be my first decree: no
more packages for kids' toys that require power tools to
open. (I know this is not just me, Amazon.com has a whole
new line of toys that comb in "frustration-free" packaging.
Yay for Capitalism!)

So, my wish for all of you is this: enjoy Christmas. Relax.
Forget the fancy dinner, forget cleaning up, forget making
everything perfect for everyone else. Leave the boxes and
the wrapping paper on the floor. (The dump is closed, any-
way) Spend the afternoon playing Pretty Pretty Princess
with your toddler. Go outside and fly that new remote-con-
trolled airplane until dark. If the economy has you down
and you couldn't buy your kids all the stuff you wanted to,
let it go. They won't remember the stuff, anyway What
they'll remember is that Christmas Day when you spent the
day playing baseball in the back yard. If you can't be home
or with your family for Christmas, make the best Christmas
you can where you are. Forget Bing Crosby forget what
Christmas is "supposed" to look like and forget having a pic-
ture-perfect White Christmas. Don't even have a "Merry"
Christmas; that's too much pressure, too. Have a "good
enough" Christmas for you.

PS. To whoever is dumping stripped hog carcasses on the
side of the road all up and down CR 353 (Governor Hill Lakei
Road): You suck at life. If you're going to pretend to be a
hunter, at least have the decency to pay minimal respect to
the animal you kill and eat the usable parts, and dispose of
the rest in a decent fashion. You may think you're dumping
your trash "in the woods," but these woods are our
home...we don't dump our garbage in your front yard.
Knock it off!


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Mr. Prater update:

Mr. Prater is home
from the hospital
and tells us that
he might have a
column for us next
week!


Kathy, Eli, Brandi, Angel, Jenna and

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feel the disapproval from their children that their yard isn't
decorated with so many Christmas lights that it looks like a
landing runway at LAX? (Gee, thanks, Jill, for setting the
family Christmas light standard at Maximum.) Because
honestly, I got the tree up and the stockings hung and the
wreath on the door; I think I'm done. For me, that's "good
enough." I don't like to think of Christmas as a competitive
sport, where I have to keep up with everyone else. ,

Heck, I'm woman enough to admit it: I can't keep up with
everyone else. It makes me crazy to try, and I really don't
want to go broke trying. I'm not going to run up a bunch of
credit card debt so that my kids can have every item on
their Christmas list. I'm not going to work myself to a fraz-
zle trying to make apple pies from scratch, when Mrs. Smith
has already done all of that work for me. It seems silly to
me. I'm not Martha Stewart.


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12-15-08
Sears, Garrick Bradley, 18, Dep. Simmons, Bur-
glary, Grand Theft
Brock, Russell Ray, 20, Dep. Simmons, Burglary,
Grand Theft
Frier, Larry Dewayne, 37, D. King, VOP- DWLS,
Poss -20 grams cannibas
Staten, Jerry, 35, D. King, Hold for Polk County

12-16-08
JUVENILE, 12, 54-21, Burglary-dwelling
Lord, Donna, 49, Sgt. Sutton, Hold for funeral
Anderson, Nicholas R, 19, CCPD103, VOP
McKechnie, John A, 49, Ella Roberts, VOP- Felony
DUI


12-17-08
Helgesson, Cody Lee, 28i J. Chewning, Expired DL
more than 6 Mo.
Barber, TJ, 25, Capt. Reed Flee/Elude, Resist W/O
Violence, Poss Conar Sub W/I to sell, No Valid DL,
Poss Drug para, Poss +20 Grams Cannabis, Warrant
Arrest (Leon County) Grand Theft.
Parsells, Aaron Dean, 18, L. Downing, Fleeing &
Eluding
Wright, Thomas Carl, 25, Chewning, Disorderly
Conduct
Ahm, Dorothy Frances, 40, Capt. Reed, Child
Abuse/Aggravated Neglect
Fowler, Billy Wayne, 44, Mallory, DWLSR
12-18-08
Darling, David Hershel, 20, J. Chewning, VOP- DUI
12-19-08
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"Joint" Investigation

Leads to

Marijuana Arrest


Cross City, Florida- A joint investigation by the Dixie
County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement lead to the arrest of T. J Barber, Jr.
age 25 of Quincy, Florida Barber wvas arrested on
Wednesday, December 17, 2008.

A deputy with the Sheriff's office attempted to stop the
vehicle that Barber was driving for a traffic violation.
Barber pulled into the Dairy Queen Parking Lot and
immediately exited the vehicle and started to run. Bar-
ber was apprehended in the area of Drummond Com-
munity Bank. Barber had marijuana on his person that
was packaged for resale.

Barber was arrested and charged with Fleeing and At-
tempting to Elude, Resisting Arrest without Violence,
Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to
Sale, No Valid Drivers License, Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia, Possession of more than 20 Grams of
Cannabis and was also arrested on Five Warrants out
of Leon County ranging from Grand Theft to Civil Con-
tempt.

Barber remains in the Dixie County Jail on a $20,000
Bond on the Dixie County charges.


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your life. It is the
only coin you have,
and only you can
determine how it
will be spent. Be
careful lest you let
other people spend
it for you.
Carl Sandburg


T he Town of Cross City

Is hosting a

'Retirement Receptionfo

Hferbert J-furst,

Council Presidcent

December 30, 2008

From 3 - 5 P.M.

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On Friday December 19, 2008 Dixie County EMS re-
sponded to a report of a single-vehicle accident on the
airport road in Cross City

The driver apparently lost control of his motorcycle
in a curve on the road. The motorbike left the roadway
and travelled into the fence that boarders the airport.
Upon impact, the motorcycle became entangled in the
fence.

The driver was reportedly unharmed.


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Happy Birthday


'-apyy Birthday daddy, you seem so far
But we know your 'always with us each and
We wish that we couCd hug and kiss you for each day t/
BMama tells us "it's okay to cry" she always seei
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We know you watch over us and soothe us to si
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Too Cong since.I have huggedyou andfeCt your warm embrace
I try to hide the tears that your Cost has brought to me
I see the good around me and think how can this be
I count my blessings everyday, but wish one had not
been taken
Cause when you Ceft I couCldnot keep my heart from
slowCy breaking
I wish you couCdhave been here to seeour family grow
But you're in my heart andimy mind, these things I'll
always know
.A mother's Cove never ends, itfoCCllowedyou to the sky
I hear a song and think of you, I cannot help but cry
'UntiClthe day I see you once again
I promise you son, my Cove willC never end


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Happy 6th


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December 31


Love,
Mama


In Loving Memory

of

Michael James Pinner


SlCove you and miss you so much.
Shad you andwatched you grow up into afine young man.
god knows you were a. harworking man.
I miss you making me augh when you wouldact silly andsee you
smiling so beautifully.
I long to have a hug as a mother would from her son to feel the embrace of his
arms and mine around each other and say goodbye tillwe meet in
heaven some day.
9 feelsomething missing because di-dn't have that chance.
You were taken so sudden and you were only twenty three years oldat the time
andonly a'month till your birthday.
* t has been five years now but q can remember it as if it were now.
1 had such a wonderful dream andl believe god gave it to me.
It was so real
You came up to me in my dream, we reached out and hugged
,1 could actuallyfeelyour hug.
I was tryi to open my eyes an there was a bri htness andL' woke up.
he hug was so real I couldfeel.myselhuggngy you.
godis so comforting, loving and real.
1 am soyroud Michael that you livedfor god loving to go to church and singing
for Jesus and you enjoyedworking at the nursing home taking care ofypeople.
Your girls -lanna and Megan are so beautiful
I see you in them every time we spend time with them.
i-ana, HMegan, and Garrett are realCy doing good in school


Love you and Miss you soooo much.
Love,
'Rosemary (Mom), Cecil (Dad)
Tfamra (fiece)


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Thursday, December 25, 2008


Hoops


Lady Bears
Clawed By.
Tigers


Coming off of a 38-46 loss
to the Lady Panthers on
Monday night, the Lady
Bears looked to get back in
the win column as they
took on the Lady Tigers
from Trenton.
At the end of the 1st quar-
ter, the Tigers held a 16-9
lead over the Bears, but
with 6:45 left in the 2nd, the
Bears had clawed their way
back into the game, and cut
the deficit to one, making
the score 17-16. The start of
the 3rd saw the Bears hold-
ing a one point
lead over the Tigers. 29 28.
The Tigers came back, and
at the end of the 3rd. the
Tigers were ahead 5.3.37,
and they never looked back
as the Tigers went on to de-
feat the Bears 65-47


From BEARS, Page 1
The 4th quarter begins, and
the Bears are more deter-
mined to beat Williston, and
they toughed up even more,
and give it their best, and
play harder than ever. In
what was one of the best
games to watch, Williston
squeaks by and takes the
victory away, winning by a
small margin, 58-50 over the
Bears. The loss moves the
Bears' record to 3-3.
The Bears take a couple of
weeks off for Christmas
break, and then hit the road
for the first road game of
the season, traveling to Tay-
lor County (Perry) on Janu-
ary 8th at 7:30pm. Happy
Holidays to everyone, and
hope you all have a great
Christmas. Hope to see you
all on January 8th to help
cheer the Boys on to victory
against the bulldogs. GO
BEARS!!!!


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From COMMISSION, pg 1
The Commission was right-
ly wary of this idea, which
was summed up by Chair-
man Hunt: "What concerns
me is that we'll have to pay
the cost of maintaining it
and you'll have your money
and be gone." The Commis-
sion decided to delay any de-
cision, with Chairman Hunt
saying that "I can't honestly
ask them to give you a deci-
sion tonight. I just don't
want to step off into some-
thing this big with a
new board. We've
got lots of concerns E
here."

Rita Harris ap-
peared to request Ilt'S
that the County pur-
sue grant funds by
looking into hiring a
new employee from
Crown Workforce.
This would allow
the County to be eli-
gible for TANF
(Temporary Assis-
tance for Needy Family)
funds. Dixie County did not
receive CDBG funds this
year. CDBG funds are the
only grant money available
at this time to repair mobile
homes. Approximately sixty
percent of the homes in the
county are manufactured,.
and this funding is essential
for serving local residents
who cannot afford necessary
home repairs. The county
has received $750,000 in
CDBG funds in the last two
years. She also reported
that the SHIP program re-
turned $35,000 that was in


escrow in case of hurricane
damage.
Bailey, Bishop and Lang ap-
peared to discuss getting
Dixie County in line for the
expected windfall from the
Obama Administration's
planned "stimulus" package.
Phil Bailey said, "It's like a
kid at Christmas: let's sub-
mit a list and see what we
get." Projects have to be
"shovel ready"; i.e. ready to
start immediately once the
funding is approved, so the


'It's like a kid
at Christmas:
; submit a list


and


County is
motivated
to get a list
of these
projects
ready in
advance.


see what Some pro-
jects on
we get." the list
might be
infrastruc-
-Phil Bailey ture.like
road
paving in


the Old Town Hammock
area, boat ramp improve-
ments, public water supplies
for the US 19 area in Old
Town, landfill improvements,
or the Old Town Community
Center proposed by Chair-
man Hunt.
Bailey reported that the
widening on Shired Island
has been completed but that
the mixing was on hold until
the end of hunting season
due to traffic concerns.

Joe Ruth. Solid Waste Coor.
dinator informed the Conm-


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mission that due to funding
cuts that it vWill not be possi-
ble to hold the annual Toxic
Roundup. The roundup nor-
mally costs approximately
$12,000 to $15,000 that is pri-
marily grant-funded.
Tim Alexander, EMS direc-
tor was the bearer of the
bad news that a grant from
the Division of Forestry for
pagers for firefighters was
denied. More happily, he re-
ported that the new ladder
truck arrived and that it
needs a ladder inspection,
but is otherwise ready to go.
Cindy Bellot, County Librar-
ian presented the library's
Unattended Child Policy
The Commission decided to
allow county employees to
roll-over their unused leave
into their sick leave time so
that it can be donated to oth-
er employees who may need
it.
A workshop on housing and
on roll-off sites was sched-
uled for the second January
meeting on the 15th. The
next Cor:mmission meeting is
on December 31 at 10:00 AIMT.


Christmas Raffle Winners


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Winners for the Dixie
Appliance Christmas raffle
were drawn by the Futch
kids.
The winners were:
Shelly Cannon -$600 Mary
Kay gift basket
Lisa Suggs- $25 gift certificate
from New to You Consign-
ments
Nancy Padgett -gift basket
from Cross City Florist


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American Legion Auxiliary Unit 383


American Legion Auxiliary Unit 383, Old Town, wishes
everyone a happy holiday Plans will be made for the Sweet-
hearts' Dance at the next regular meeting, on January 14th at
7:00PM.
The function provides funds for the Girls' State Program,
which sends a Dixie County High School Junior to Tallahas-
see to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime experience in learn-
ing about governmental procedures. This is perhaps our
most important project of the year, considering the future im-
pact these girls could have. Please join us at the meeting and
give this program your support.


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SPRINGHOUSE
QUILTER'S
NEWS.

Springhouse quilters
have finished out another
great quilting year. It
has been busy but very
productive.

Many quilts, both large
and small, were started
and some were finished.
Some of us still have
things that need to be fin-
ished. Maybe 2009 will
be the year to get many
of our quilts finished.

Springhouse is planning
to have a quilt show in
mid-November of 2009
and we are hoping that
many of the finished
quilts will be entered
into the show. An invita-
tion is always extended
to others in the area to
join in placing items in
the show to give it a bet-
ter variety of quilted pro-
jects.

There are so many beau-
tiful art quilts being


made and it is absolutely
amazing how fabric can
be turned into such beau-
tiful pieces of art work.

Hand quilting is still a
choice made by many
quilters to finish their
quilts. With new and bet-
ter quilting machines,
many quilters are turn-
ing to machine quilting
in order to finish more of
their quilting projects.

To all of you from
Springhouse we wish you
a safe and very Merry
Christmas.

The next meeting of
Springhouse for both the
day and night groups will
be the second Tuesday in
January 2009.

For information on
Springhouse, call or con-
tact Lois Scott, 463 2207.

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Owner - Operator


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91 S.W. 12th Street
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Stuff to Do


LCCC hosts the 2009 Columbia County
Science and Engineering Fair and the
Suwannee Valley Regional Science and
Engineering Fair

LAKE CITY, Fla. - The Columbia County Science and
Engineering Fair will be hosted by Lake City Commu-
nity College. The annual fair will be held January 14-
15 in the Conference Center on LCCC campus. The
fair includes projects from elementary, middle, and
high schools in the county
The fair this year includes approximately 250 student
projects in the fields of behavioral and social science,
chemistry, biochemistry, botany, computer science,
earth and space science, engineering, environmental,
medicine and health, microbiology, physics and zoolo-
gy.
LCCC faculty and 30 local community business lead-
ers will judge the projects. First, second and third
place ribbons will be awarded at each educational lev-
el. The 40 Best in Fair of the advanced levels will go
on to compete in the Regional Science and Engineer-
ing Fair. Judging of the projects will take place on
Wednesday, January 14 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in addition
to an open house for the community from 3 p.m.- 6
p.m. The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday,
January 15, 6-7 p.m. for elementary and 7:30-8:30 p.m.
for junior and senior. divisions in the Levy Perform-,
ing Arts Center on the campus.
The Suwannee Valley Regional Science and Engineer-
ing Fair will also be held on the Lake City Communi-
ty College campus February 18 and 19. The region is
comprised of 10 counties: Columbia, Union, Suwan-
nee, Bradford, Hamilton, Lafayette, Baker, Gilchrist,
Dixie, and Madison. Judging of the projects will take
place on Wednesday, February 18 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
with an open house for the community from 3 p.m.- 6
p.m. The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday,
February 19 at
10 a.m. in the Levy Performing Arts Center on cam-
pus. The winners will be able to participate in the
State Science and Engineering Fair in Lakeland,
Florida on April 15-17. The 2009 Intel International
Science and Engineering Fair will be held in Reno,
Nevada, May 10-15, 2009.

The fairs are coordinated by Charleen Kelley, Colum-
bia High School instructor, Renae Allen, Union Coun-
ty High School instructor and facilitated by David
Murdock and LCCC faculty member Cheryl Boice,
science professor.
For more information, contact Kelley at Columbia
High School, Allen at Union County High School (386)
496-4811 or Boice at LCCC (386) 754-4251.


Golden Dragon Acrobats
Saturday, Jan 17 (2009) 2:00p
at University of Florida: Curtis M. Phillips Center for
the Performing Arts, Gainesville, FL
The acrobatic arts are one of China's most ancient
and revered traditions. Everyone from peasants to the
emperor himself experienced the magic and beauty
of China's best acrobats. The Golden Dragon Acro-
bats celebrate this ancient tradition by performing
juggling and balancing acts, feats of tumbling skill
and even Hoop Diving, an act that is more than 2,000
years old.


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Celebrate the new year in historic downtown High Springs
and enjoy live entertainment, dancing,'an award winning
menu and a free champagne toast!



?iverfdance


Wednesday,
Jan 28 (2009)
7:30p
at University .
of Florida:
Curtis M.
Phillips Cen-
ter for the
Performing
Arts,
Gainesville,
FL
Riverdance,
the thunder-
ous celebra-
tion of irish music, song and dance that has tapped
its way onto the world stage thrilling millions of peo-
ple around the globe, will play three farewell perfor-
mances at the phillips center for the performing arts


Shriner's Turkey Shoot

Dec. 22nd-27th

$3 per shot

10:00 AM to 3 PM

Suwannee River Shrine Club


MONSTER JAM MONSTER

TRUCK RACING
Saturday, Feb 28 (2009) 7:30p
at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium (Alltel Stadium),
Jacksonville, FL
Log on to www.monsterjamonline.com for more informa-
tion!!
SHOWDATE
Saturday February 28, 2009
Saturday - 7:30PM
GATES'OPE N
Saturday - 5:30PM
TICKETS AVAILABLE
Tickets.are available at the Jacksonville Veterans Arena
Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, www.ticketmaster.com,
or charge by phone at (904) 953-3309
Tickets are also available at the Jacksonville Stadium Box
Office on the.day of the show only
. 'PIT PARTY
Pit Party - Saturday, February 28
Pit Party Time - 2:00PM - 5:00PM
*Pit Passes will be available at local Jacksonville Southern
Ford Dealers locations beginning on Monday, February 9.


The Glass Menagerie
Wednesday, Jan 7 (2009) 7:00p to 9:00p
at Hippodrome Theatre, Gainesville, FL
Praised for its tenderness and charm, Tennessee
Williams' The Glass Menagerie stands as Williams'
most riveting and heart-breakingly beautiful drama.

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire -
Opening Day

Saturday, Jan 31 (2009) 10:00a to 6:00p
at Alachua County Fairgrounds, Gainesville, FL
Medieval Faire. Step back in time as the Middle Ages
come to life. The Hoggetowne Medieval Faire will be
held at the Alachua County Fairgrounds on January
24, 25, 30, 31 &8e Fbruary 1. Featuring 160 artisans,
8 stages of performances, jousting on horseback, hu-
man chess game, birds of prey, human powered push
rides,-old world games, and food fit for a king


Focus on the
Future...
Free job &
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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DIXIE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT



SERVING YOU AT FIVE LOCATIONS


CROSS CITY /HIGHWAY 19
OLD TOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
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DIXIE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

* Acute & Chronic Disease Care * Minor Surgical Procedures
Laceration Repair * Employment Physicals
* Well Child & Newborn Care * Family Planning 10OB Care
* School & Sports Physicals School Health Services
* Treatment for Asthma * Preventative Health Care
* WIC Coupons * Dental Services
* Laboratory & X-Ray * HIV Anonymous & Confidential Testing

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

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





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Local


February 17, 2009 is the
date set for the big
switchover. There are
many people who have
questions about the
change from analog to
digital, so I'll try to an-
swer them here.

Who?

The Federal Communi-
cations Commission
(FCC), is the government
organization who over-
sees all broadcast rules
and regulations in the
United States of Ameri-
ca. The FCC has mandat-
ed that by federal law all
full-power television
broadcast stations are to
stop broadcasting in ana-
log format and broadcast
only in digital format.
The persons who will be
affected are all of those.
who receive free, over-
the-air television broad-
casts.


What?

What you'll need for the
big switch... If you have
satellite or cable: noth-
ing. Your service
provider will deal with
the change, for cable, you
may need to contact your
cable company for a digi-
tal tuner. For those of
you who watch the broad-
casts with only an arial


edneck Tech
by Eli Loy

analog TV.

Shutdown

antenna, you'll need ei-
ther a television with a
built-in digital tuner, or
an adapter box to convert
your current T.V to digi-
tal. Your current T.V an-
tenna should be fine as
long as it receives UHF
channels (Channels 14
and higher).

When?

They're turning off the
analog juice on February
17, 2009 (as stated previ-
ously) so you should get
your digital converter, or
a new T.V before then.

Why?

The FCC's consumer
facts site
(http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/
consumerfacts/digitaltv.h
tml) states "Congress
mandated the conversion
to all-digital television
broadcasting, also known
as the digital television
(DTV) transition, because
all-digital broadcasting
will free up frequencies
for public safety commu-
nications (such as police,
fire, and emergency res-.
cue). Also, digital is a
more efficient transmis-
sion technology that al-
lows broadcast stations to
offer improved picture
and sound quality, as well
as offer more program-
ming options for con-
sumers through multiple
broadcast streams (multi-


casting).. In addition,
some of the freed up fre-
quencies will be used for
advanced commercial
wireless services for con-
sumers."

So, basically they figure
that digital television is
better technology, and
they want to use all of
those old television fre-
quencies for other things.

How?

The set-up on your new
digital equipment should
be relatively simple. If
you just go out and but a
new digital T.V, then you
should be able to just
hook your antenna direct-
ly to the set. For those of
you who go out and pur-
chase a converter box,
you'll hook your antenna
into the box, and then
run a cable (presumably
coax, may be the A/V
[RCA for you old-timers]
type of cable as well). In
the event that your digi-
tal converter only works
with A/V cables, and
your television does not
have those type of ports,
you'll also need an R/F
Modulator.

In addition you may
have received two $40.00
vouchers already for the
purchase of a digital T.V
converter. When you go
shopping for that new
digital box, be sure to
take them with you. If
you have not received
these vouchers yet, go to
www.dtv2009.gov for in-
formation on requesting
them. Keep in mind that
the coupons will expire.
90 days after their mail-
ing date.


Gayle Lovelace/Properly Manager
Broke Sales As ci .ile
Waterfront Condos,
Homes & RV Lot Rentals
Smilh& As�,oates,1iiit , GMA(
352-542-8217 or 352-493-3126
or 352-542-1212
lovesuwanneevacalionrenials@gmail,com
or gaylelovelace@gmail.comr


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


By Rodney Barreto
Chairman, Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission



Florida is my home, but it is changing.
From an early age, my parents taught
me to respect it, and when growing'up in
the Miami area I learned to hunt and
fish. In the 1960s, before the development
surge, occurred in South Florida, getting
outdoors was easy, and it came naturally
In a recent interview with "Florida
Wildlife" magazine, which commemorat-
ed the start of my fourth term as chair-
man of the Florida. Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission.(FWC), I
spoke about how important it is for my
children to grow up outdoors, just as it
was for me. I have dedicated myself to
bringing this same passion for the out-
doors to future generations. One of my
first initiatives with the FWC led to cre-
ation of the "Take a Kid Fishing"
(MyFWC.com/Fishing/take-a-kid
-a-kid> ) fishing Web page.
In the seven years I've been with the,
Commission, I've continued to focus on
not only conservation of wildlife and
their habitats, but also people's use and
enjoyment of .those resources. When
Gov Crist recently asked all state agen-
cies to highlight several initiatives they
were proud of and felt needed his sup-
port, the FWC chose two.

Florida's Wildlife Legacy Initiative is an
FWC program that seeks to prevent
wildlife from becoming imperiled and
more costly to protect. The initiative
emphasizes proactive work by creating
partnerships to conserve Florida's
wildlife and their habitats that have
been identified in the Comprehensive
Wildlife Conservation Strategy
Another project - "Get Outdoors Flori-
da!" - is creating a highly energized
coalition that brings together state and
federal conservation and land-manage-
ment agencies, state and county health
organizations, non-government organi-
zations dealing with youth, conservation
education or health organizations, uni-
versities, and commercial businesses.
The coalition's mission is "Engaging
communities, families and individuals
in outdoor experiences to achieve
healthier lifestyles and sustain Florida's
natural resources."
The ever-increasing list of partners in-
volved with "Get Outdoors Florida!"
demonstrates an imperative need to re-
connect communities, families and indi-
viduals with nature. These connections
address health and societal issues, such
as sustaining fish, wildlife and their
habitats in the face of unprecedented de-



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velopment. Richard Louv, in his seminal
book "Last Child in the Woods," termed
the growing disconnect between people
and the outdoors and the resulting men-
tal and physical health problems as "na-
*ture deficit disorder."

Many of the groups and individuals
most excited about the coalition have
been actively creating programs to get
Floridians back to nature. The "Get Out-
doors Florida!" coalition will address
these concerns by seeking to have a
"Florida Children's Outdoor Bill of
Rights," endorsed by the state of Flori-
da. These are simple concepts intended
to address the many problems, such as
obesity, inactivity, attention deficit disor-
der (ADD) and asthma, created by na-
ture deficit disorder. Studies have shown
that children who spend more time out-
doors perform better academically, play
more creatively, have less stress and dis-
play more active imaginations. They are
in better shape and leaner, show fewer
symptoms of ADD, have healthier im-
mune systems and express more respect
for themselves, others and the environ-
ment.

The time is right for this initiative. Gov-
ernment programs at federal, state and
local levels have emerged in response to
the deficit of nature experiences people
are suffering. From Connecticut's "No
Child Left Inside" to California's "Chil-
dren's Outdoor Bill of Health," state pro-
grams are emerging across the country
with the hope of rekindling a relation-
ship between their residents - especial-
ly the children - and the land. Aware-
ness of the problem and calls-to-action
are sweeping the nation because society
feels the urgent need to address these
health, societal and conservation issues
at their roots.


To learn more, visit MyFWC.com/Fish-
ing/GetOutdoorsFlorida
OutdoorsFlorida> . The community cre-
ated by this initiative is connected with
nature, reflecting social diversity and ex-
hibiting a'conservation ethic. A healthy
community ensures a sustainable future
and residents who are participating in
safe outdoor recreational opportunities.
Florida is changing, but by engaging
new partners to share in the mission, so-
liciting sponsors to support this effort,
recruiting donors (donations can be
made via the Web site) and reaching out
to families,.we can make a positive dif-
ference now and for future generations.
Join my family and me as we seek to get
outdoors more in 2009.


associates, GMC
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Brad Sm ith -Licensed Real Estate Broker


NEW 2007 3/2 DW on 4.78
partially fenced 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


TOO CUTE... This 2/1 2007 sitE
built home on .48 acres only
a few blocks from the River (?
Turner Point Landing. This
home comes with some
furnishinas........ $98.000
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Ready to move in... This 3,2 On the Suwannee... This
DW on 3 acres. Located close uniquely designed2006 3/2
to the Suwannee and an easy home has great views of the
commute to Chiefland for River is on a paved road. Call
shopping & future hospital... 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 Hwy19 P R p Fs Ir,. cr"
Old Town, FL 32680
(352) 542-1111 (352) 542-1919 FX MS


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Get Outdoors Florida!


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


HOMES
3:2 homeon 1 ac......$127.000
2.1 on the river......... $349,000
21 home on .50 ac.....$95,000
32 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
2:2 DW on 10 ac.......$149.000
COMMER CIAL
-8.55 wooded acres on Busy
Hwy 19, make offer...$275.OO00
-40 x 100 steel building on
Hwy 19...........$149,900
-REDUCED...2 Improved
acres on CR 349 and 2 -
wooded acres residential....


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Thursday December 25, 2008


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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; all 3 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 pm -
US. 19. Doors open at 6:00 pm. -
snacks available. Free coffee. Rosary
every Wednesday at 6:00 pm, 352-493-
9723

PREGNANT? Need help? Free preg-
nancy test & confidential counseling.
Office hours: Monday & Thursday,
llam4pm. 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
FOR RENT. 2 bedroom mobile
home just south of Old Town.
$300 per month, 1st and last, plus
$200 security. No smoking, no
pets. 352-498-7067.
UFN


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Dixie District School Board
will be accepting sealed bids
for a 1994 Ford 1320 Tractor.
(Needs Work). If interested,
the tractor can be seen on the
Dixie County High School
campus located on the West
side of the Gymnasium dur-
ing school hours. If you .
want to look at it please go by
the front office in building #1
to let the office staff know
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.


-Services -


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 ,


MEDIATOR--
CIRCUIT/FAMILY
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52,1


LICENSED PRACTICAL
NURSE

The Dixie County Health De-
partment is seeking a Licensed
Practical Nurse to join their
team, # DOHHe1192. This posi-
tion provides direct client care
by assisting the medical
providers and nursing staff,
performing vital signs and lab
tests and other procedures as
ordered. This position is under
the direct supervision of the
nursing director. Must have a
high school diploma or its
equivalent and a current valid
LPN license. Must be finger-
printed. Salary range $23,
645.18 - $61,448.66 annually.
May be required to work extra
hours or days in the event of an
emergency Applications will be
accepted online at https://peo-
plefirst.myflorida.com/ State
of Florida applications may be
mailed to State of Florida, Peo-
ple First, Staffing Administra-
tion, PO Box 44058, Jack-
sonville, Fl 32231 or faxed to
(904) 636-2627 by 12/26/08.
EEO/AA/VP Employer,
52


DIXIE COUNTY ADULT
WELDING CLASS
SPRING SEMESTER

Earn state certification in
SMAW, MIG, and TIG
welding. Be qualified for
jobs that pay $8.00 - $16.00
per hour. Adult welding
classes taught by Mr.
James Smith & Mr. James
Harvey begin Monday,
January 12, 2009 through
Wednesday, May 20, 2009-
at Dixie County High
School. Classes will be
held each Monday, Tues-
day and Wednesday
evening from 6:00-10:00
P.M. A minimum of 10
students is required, with
the maximum of 15.

Make plans now to enroll
for the Spring Semester.
The fee is $374.40 and is
due the first night of
class. If you need addi-'
tional information, please
call Donna Wright at 498- '
6141.


52,1


DEADLINES
FOR NEW YEAR'S
WEEK ARE MON-
DAY AT NOON FOR
DISPLAY AND
CLASSIFIED ADS
DUE TO THE
HOLI DAY.


THANK YOU!


51,52


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 tc
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


LOST WHITE MALE
SAMOYED dog. Curly tail
recently shaved. Call 352-
231-3553.
51,52


.Ji First Buck


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


Lacey Rae Mathis killed her first buck.
It is a five point killed in
Sand Hill while running dogs.


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-
niation 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-Moriday
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


TIRES!!


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We Offer
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Expert
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,John L. Driggers. Manager
US 19 South * Cross City
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Thursday December 25, 2008


Local


Florida 4-H
celebrates a
century of youth
success with state
kick-off event

In 2009, Florida 4-H Youth
Development will cele-
brate 100 years of teach-
ing youth to become com-
munity leaders with
their head, heart, hands
and health at the Florida
State Fair.

The year-long celebration
themed "Florida 4-H: A
Century of Youth Suc-
cess," begins with a
kick-off event at the
Florida State Fair-
grounds, 4800 U.S. High-
way 302 N., in Tampa on
February 5 - 16, 2009 dai-
ly from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Florida 4-H Centen-
nial exhibit will be in the
Agricultural Hall of
Fame building on the
fairgrounds. The general
public is invited to at-
tend.

"For 100 years, Florida 4-
H has given youth and
adults the opportunities
to impact their communi-
ties, giving hands-on ex-
periences through a wide
variety of projects," said
Marilyn Norman, PhD,
associate dean and Flori-
da 4-H state leader.
"Florida 4-H has shifted
to meet the changing in-
terests of today's genera-
tion."

Event Highlights
Event Description
Putt-putt golf A five-hole
indoor putt-putt golf
course will challenge par-
ticipants to explore vari-
ous club projects within
Florida 4-H. Golf win-
ners will receive prizes.
Timeline exhibit Travel
through Florida 4-H his-
tory with a six-foot wide
historical timeline un-
covering milestones in
the development of 4-H
in the Sunshine State.
Florida 4-H history book


Purchase a signed copy
of the 208-page, Florida 4-
H history book chroni-
cling each county and 4-H
camp history in written
stories and over 900 pho-
tos.

The Florida 4-H program
started in 1909 with corn
clubs for boys in
Alachua, Marion and
Bradford counties by J.J.
Vernon, dean of agricul-
ture, at the University of
Florida. A few years lat-
er girls' tomato clubs
were organized. Exten-
sion work with African
Americans in Florida be-
gan in1915 arid was head-
quartered at Florida A &
M University.

Today, Florida 4-H is
about much more than
corn and tomatoes. It
covers just about every
area of interest, from an-
imals to workforce prepa-
ration, and from comput-
ers to performing arts.
While agriculture, horti-
culture, family and con-
sumer science and live-
stock remain projects in
Florida 4-H, new inter-
ests, such as environmen-
tal science and rocketry,
are now included.

For more information
about the state kick-off
event, contact Julie Wil-'
son at (352) 846-0996 or
visit www.florida4h.org.
To learn what your coun-
ty is doing to celebrate
Florida 4-H's 100 th an-
niversary, contact your
local county Extension
office. Portable Golf So-
lutions is an event part-
ner.

Founded in 1902 national-
ly, 4-H is now the largest
youth organization in the
world. Florida 4-H is the
youth development pro-
gram of the Florida Co-
operative Extension Ser-
vice (CES), headquar-
.tered in Gainesville with-
in UF's IFAS.
For more information
about Florida 4-H, visit


Strengthen your community
through blood donation


Suwannee , Fla. - The strength of a community depends on
its health, and its health partially depends on an adequate
blood supply. Suwannee Community invites residents to do
their part to ensure a safe and adequate blood supply for
the community when they team up with LifeSouth Commu-
nity Blood Centers to host a blood drive on Saturday, Janu-
ary 3. Stop by the bloodmobile at Suwannee Baptist Church
between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and make a con-
tribution that can save up to three lives in local hospitals.
Make it your New Year resolution to give blood and save
lives. -
Donors are asked to eat a healthy meal, particularly break-
fast, and drink plenty of fluids before donating. All donors
will receive a recognition item and a complimentary choles-
terol screening. Donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh
110 pounds or more, and show a valid photo I.D. at the time
of donation. 16-year-olds must have written parental con- .
sent to donate. For more information, call toll-free (888) 795-
2707.


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From EDEN, pg 1

Through the local music,
stories, craft and pho-
tographs; travelers will
be treated to an authentic
Florida experience.

The project is made pos-
sible, in part, through a
grant from the Progress
Energy Foundation.The
tri-county area features
some 'Old Flori-
da' jewels not
found in other
areas of the
State. Whether
someone is
cruising down
the Suwannee
River or seeing
the wildlife in
Goethe State For-
est, the Pure Wa-
. ter Wilderness
Scenic Trail
Guide will en-
courage visitors
to discover the .
amazing beauty
and rich history
of this area as
well as patronize
the local busi-
nesses." The pro-
ject includes Rose
partnership with
the Pure Water
Wilderness Dixie-
Gilchrist-Levy Tourist
Development Board,
which has successfully
established the identity
of the region and done
much to portray the
area's unique sense of
place. Additional fund-
ing is provided through
the State of Florida's
"Culture Builds Florida"
initiative, a ground-
breaking program to en-
courage projects that
combine economic devel-
opment, tourism and cul-
tural and heritage assets.
The $25,000 grant award-
ed to Florida's Eden for
this project was one of
only four grants the state
was able to fund out of
the more than forty qual-
ifying projects submitted
state-wide.

The trail project is based
on national asset-based
economic development
strategies which preserve
environmental and cul-
tural treasures by valu-
ing them as core econom-
ic assets. The tri-county
region, known as the
Pure Water Wilderness is
a remarkably pristine en-
vironment renowned for
its freshwater springs,
thousands of acres of
conservation lands along
the Lower Suwannee Riv-
er, coastal wetlands, estu-
aries, and Gulf coast
shoreline. This Pure Wa-
ter Wilderness is poised
to become a proactive
model, fully aware that
the area can prosper by
engaging residents and
visitors to value and pre-


serve the natural envi-
ronment. This economic
strategy takes full advan-
tage of current state and
national tourism trends
which clearly show na-
ture-based, heritage, and
cultural tourism as the
fastest growing tourism
sectors, quickly outpac-
ing theme parks.

"Trends clearly show


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Fagler,. Community Relations Manager for
s Energy, with Annie Pais, Executive Director
of Florida's Eden

that 70% of travelers now
want a vacation in na-
ture; they want to stay in
real places and meet real
people," says Annie Pais,
Executive Director of
Florida's Eden, "Visitors
want to get off the com-
mercial beaten track and
go home with stories
about how they discov-
ered something new for
themselves. The local res-
idents of this Pure Water
Wilderness offer the kind
of genuine experiences
which will emotionally
satisfy this fast growing
sector of our population.
The public will fall in
love with this area and
become invested in help-
ing to preserve it for
many generations."

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throughout a thirty coun-
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tion from local business-
es, the media, small
towns, naturalists, histo-
rians, storytellers, musi-
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Legals, etc.


AMENDED NOTICE FOR BOARD
APPROVAL ON DECEMBER 31,
2008 AT 10:00 AM

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CONCERNING A SPECIAL EX-
CEPTION AS PROVIDED FOR IN
THE DIXIE COUNTY LAND
DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS
BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, SERVING AS
THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
OF DIXIE COUNTY, NOTICE IS
HEREBY GIVEN

That pursuant to Ordinance No.
90-04, as amended, comments,
objections and recommendations
concerning the following described
special exception as provided for
in the Dixie County Land Develop-
ment Regulations, will be heard by
the Board of County Commission-
ers of Dixie County, Florida, Serv-
ing as the Board of Adjustment of
Dixie County, Florida, at a public
hearing on December 4, 2008, at
10:00 am or as soon thereafter as
the matter can be heard, in teh
Board of County Commissioners
Meeting Room, County Court-
house located at 214 NE 351 Hwy,
Cross City, Florida.

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
Regulations to permit the location
of a Boat Repair Facility in an Agii-
cultural Zoning District in accor-
dance with a site plan submitted
as part of the petition dated Sep-
tember 12, 2008. To be located on
property described as follows:

Beginning at the Northwest Corner
of Section 16, Township 10 South,
Range 13 East and Run South 880
yards, thence run East 2,706.67
feet to the point of beginning;
thence from said point of beginning
run East 514.67 feet, thence run
North 530 feet (176 2/3 yards)
thence run West 514.67 feet,
thence run South 530 feet (176 2/3
yards) to the point of beginning.
The same being located and situ-
ated in Section 16, Township 10
South, Range 13 East.

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

At the aforementioned public hear-
ing, all interested parties may ap-
pear to .be heard with respect to
the proposed Special Exception.

A copy of the petition for Special
Exception is available for public in-
spection at the office of the Zoning
Official, 405 SE 22nd Ave, Cross
City, Florida during regular busi-
ness hours. All persons are ad-
vised that if they decide to appeal
any decision made at the above
referenced public hearing, they will
need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, they
may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
52


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT UI- IMHE
12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 15-2008-CA-000118

COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS,
INC., PLAINTIFF, VS. CHARLES R.
LUCK JR., ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.

NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE

TO: CHARLES R. LUCK, JR AND
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
CHARLES R. LUCK, JR, IF ANY
whose residence is unknown if
he/she/they be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, as-
signees, lienors, creditors, trustees,
and all parties claiming an interest
by, through, under or against the
Defendants, who are not known to
be dead or alive, and all parties
having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the property
described in the mortgage being
foreclosed herein.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mortgage
on the following property:

BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF
GOVERNMENT LOT 7, SECTION
25, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE
13 EAST, DIXIE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA AND THENCE RUN EAST A
DISTANCE OF APPROXIMATELY
388 FEET TO THE WEST RIGHT
OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD
#349; THENCE NORTH ALONG
THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE
OF STATE ROAD #349, A DIS-
TANCE OF 114 FEET TO A POINT;
THENCE RUN WEST 388 FEET
TO THE WEST LINE OF THE
NORTH 1/2 OF GOVERNMENT
LOT 7; THENCE RUN SOUTH
ALONG SAID WEST LINE, A DIS-
TANCE OF 114 FEET BACK TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN
1995 FLEE MOBILE HOME
ID#GAFLS35A09592HH21
GAFLS35B09592HH21, TITLE
#69517112 AND 69517114 LOCAT-
ED THEREON.

has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
DAVID J. STERN, ESQ., Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address is 900
South Pine Island Road #400,
Plaintation, FL 33324-3920 on or
before January 22, 2009 (no later
than 30 days from the date of the
first publication of this notice of ac-
tion) and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before ser-
vice on Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise, a de-
fault will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the com-
plaint or petition.filed herein.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court at DIXIE County, FLori-
da, this 17th day of December,
2008.

Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court by Karen Leverett,
Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the Americans
with disabilities act, persons with
disabilities needing a special ac-
commodation should contact
COURT ADMINISTRATION, at the
DIXIE county Courthouse at 352-
498-1200, 1-800-955-8771 TDD or
1-800-055-8770 via Florida Relay
Serivce


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


This is a public notice to inform
Olivia Caraway and Ronnie
Collins, Cross City, that rent on
his or her unit is more than 15
days delinquent. There will be
an auction on these units on Jan-
uary 9th, 2009 at 9:00 am at the
Cross City Storage Facility.

52,1


1. The reason the wise men wanted to find
Jesus
2. Animal that Mary rode to Bethlehem

3. Earthly father of Jesus

4. Announced Jesus' birth to the shepherds
5. Watched their flocks

6. It led the wise men to Jesus,
7. Where the baby Jesus was laid


8. An infant

9. He saves people from their sin
10. There was no room there for Jesus

11. The wise men brought these to Jesus

12. City where Jesus was born

13. A place where animals sleep
14. The mother of Jesus


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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 not
limited to the construction of turn lanes on SR 349 at NE 272nd (Purvis
Landing) and at CR 351.

All work performed on this project will be in conformance with the engi-
neering 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 this
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 with 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


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOR THE SHIP
AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE (AHAC)

The Dixie County Board of County Commissioner's SHIP program, as re-
quired by House Bill 1375, requires cities and counties receiving SHIP
funds to appoint by resolution an Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
who will recommend monetary and non-monetary incentives for afford-
able housing. This board was appointed on May 15, 2008. The AHAC
Committee is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at
1:00 pm in the Commissioner's Board Room. This meeting is open to
the public and is being conducted to provide citizens an opportunity to
comment on our Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP). The public
hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any
handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or
the visually impaired should contact Denise Lytle. Any non- English
speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should also contact
Mrs. Lytle. To access a telecommunication device for Deaf Person
(TDD), please call 498-1206.

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DANA D. JOHNSON

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
DIXIE COUNTY
CROSS CITY, FLORIDA 32628








The Board of County Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida, will
meet on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 10:00 AM in a
Regular Meeting, at the Dixie County Courthouse, Commission
Meeting Room, Cross City, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Board, Agency, or Commission ith rcspec to
any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he will need a
record ofthe pro, cci LfI. rc til-hat: for such purpose, he may needto
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record ir.dcldcsr the irstinic.ry and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.



Dana D. Johnson
Clerk ofthe Circuit Court
Dixie County, Florida

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NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING

CONCERNING AN AMENDMENT
TO THE TOWN OF CROSS CITY
LAND DEVELOPMENT
REGULATIONS


BY THE PLANNING AND ZON-
ING BOARD, OF TOWN OF
CROSS CITY, FLORIDA, NO-
TICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that,
pursuant to the Town of Cross
City Land Development Regula-
tions, as amended, hereinafter re-
ferred to as the Land Develop-
ment Regulations, and Sections
163.3161 through 163.3215, Flori-
da Statutes, as amended, objec-
tions, recommendations and com-
ments concerning an amendment,
as described below, will be heard
by the Planning and Zoning
Board of the Town of Cross City,
Florida, at a public hearing on
January 12, 2009 at 7:00 p.m., or
as soon thereafter as the matter
can be heard, in the City Council
Meeting Room, City Hall, located
at 99 NE 210th Avenue, Cross
City, Florida.


LDR 08-1, an application, by the
Town Council to amend Article
Two entitled, Definitions by delet-
ing certain definitions, by deleting
and replacing in its entirety, Arti-
cle Eight entitled, Flood

Damage Prevention Regulations,
to comply with Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency regu-
lations, by deleting in its entirety,
Section 12.1.3, entitled Flood
Damage Prevention

Appeals Provisions and by delet-
ing in its entirety, Section 12.3.3
entitled, Variances to Flood Dam-
age Prevention Regulations.

The public hearing may be contin-
ued to one or more future dates.
Any interested party shall be ad-
vised that the date, time and
place of any continuation of the
public hearing shall be an- -
nounced during the public hearing
and that no further notice con-
cerning the matter will be pub-
lished, unless said continuation
exceeds six calendar weeks from
the date of the above referenced
public hearing.

At the aforementioned public
hearing, all interested parties may
appear to be heard with respect
to the amendment.

Copies of the amendment are
available for public inspection at
the Office of the City Manager,
City Hall located at 99 NE 210th
Avenue, Cross City, Florida, dur-
ing regular business hours.

All persons are advised that if
they decide to appeal any deci-
sion made at the above refer-
enced public hearing, they will
need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, they
may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.

In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing special ac-
commodations to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the ADA Coordinator Ronald Cas-
sidy, Jr. at 352-498-3079 not later
than 7 days prior to the proceed-
ings. The Town Hall building is
ADA compliant. If hearing im-
paired TDD call 1-800-955-8771
or voice impaired (V) call 1-800-
955-8770 via Florida Relay Ser-
vice.

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"Wassail" comes from the
Old Norse "ves heill"--to be
of good health. This
evolved into the tradition
of visiting neighbors on
Christmas Eve and
drinking to their health.

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Obituaries and Faith

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Larry Lonzo Gilbert


MR. LARRY LONZO GILBERT of Cross City
passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at the
VA Hospital in Gainesville. He was 57 years of
age. Mr. Gilbert was born in Lubbock, TX. He
served in the United States Army where he was a
communications expert during the Vietnam era.
He was injured in Germany while in transit to
Vietnam and became disabled. He was a member
of the National Rifle Association and a lifetime
member of the Disabled American Veterans. He
attended Lydia Baptist Church and the Cross City
Church of God. He enjoyed growing Sago Palms
and working in the nursery, hunting, fishing, tak-
ing cruises and playing practical jokes.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria Gilbert of Cross
City; sons, Blaine (Shanley) Gilbert of Old Town
and Dane Gilbert of Cross City; daughter Lara
(Ruben) of Cross City; mother, Nell Ganus of
Gilbertown, AL; sister, Yvonne (WE. "Pop") Whit-
tington of Gilbertown, AL; and 7 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 20,
2008 at 11:00 AM at the Rick Gdoding Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Carroll Lee officiating.
Burial will follow at Mingo Cemetery A visitation
was held Friday evening, December 19, 2008 at the
funeral home between the hours of 5 and 7 pm.

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


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Pastor Glenda Brayman invites everyone to come and cele-
brate the real reason for Christmas: the birth of our Lord
and Savior, Jesus Christ. A special service of
Candles and Carols will be held as follows:

Steinhatchee United Methodist Church:
Dec. 24th: 6:00 PM

Cross City First United Methodist Church:
Dec. 24th: 8:00 PM.
Everyone is invited to come and enjoy this special time of
the Christian year.


Please study the plan of


SALVATION

Hebrews 5:9, 11:6 John 14:6
Romans 1:16 Acts 4:12
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Romans 10:9-10 Matthew 10:32-33


Matthew 28:18-19
Romans 6:3-7
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 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
,-.- pass this on.

God Will Bless You


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But -- your prayer -- What
about your prayer?
I didn't -- mean it.
Well, at least you're honest.
But, it's quite a load carrying
around all that bitterness
and resentment isn't it?


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Please Join Us.



Our Father Who Art In Heaven.
YES?
Don't interrupt me. I'm praying.
But -- you called ME!
Called you?
No, I didn't call you. I'm praying.
Our Father who art in Heaven.
There -- you did it again!
Did what?
Called ME.
You said,
"Our Father who art in
Heaven" Well, here I am.
What's on your mind?
But I didn't mean anything by it.
I was, you know, just saying my
prayers for the day,
I always say the Lord's Prayer.
It makes me feel good,
kind of like fulfilling a duty.
Well, all right. Go on.
Okay, Hallowed be thy name.
Hold it right there.
What do you mean by that?
By what?
By "Hallowed be thy name"?
It means, it means .. good grief, I
don't know what it means. How
in the world should I know?
It's just a part of the prayer.
By the way, what does it mean?
It means honored, holy,
wonderful.
Hey, that makes' sense.
I never thought about what 'hal-
lowed' meant before.
Thanks.
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in Heaven.
Do you really mean that?
Sure, why not?
What are you doing about it?
Doing? Why, nothing, I guess.
I just think it would be kind of
neat if you got control,
of everything down here like
you have up there.
We're kinda in a mess down
here you know.
Yes, I know;
but, have I got control of you?
Well, I go to church.
That isn't what I asked you.
What about your bad temper?
You've really got a problem
there, you know.
And then there's the way you
spend your money --
all on yourself
And what about the kind of
books you read ?
Now hold on just a minute!
Stop picking on me!
I'm just as good as some of the
rest of those people at church!
Excuse ME.
I thought you were praying
for my will to be done.
If that is to happen,
it will have to start with the
ones
who are praying for it.
Like you --for example..
Oh, all right. I guess I do have
some hang-ups.Now that you
mention it, I could probably
name some others.
So could I.
I haven't thought about it very
much until now, but I really
would like to cut out some of
those things.
I would like to, you know, be re-
ally free.
Good. Now we're getting some-
where. We'll work together --
You and ME.
I'm proud of You.
Look, Lord, if you don't mind,
I need to finish up here. This is
taking a lot longer than it usual-
ly does. Give us this day, our
daily bread.
You need to cut out the bread.
You're overweight as it is.
Hey, wait a minute! What is
this?
Here I was doing my religious
duty
and all of a sudden you break in
and remind me of all my hang-
ups.
Praying is a dangerous thing.
You just might get what you
ask for. Remember,
you called ME -- and here I
am. It's too late to stop now.
Keep praying. (. pause.. )
Well, go on.
I'm scared to.
Scared? Of what?
I know what you'll say
Try ME.
Forgive us our sins, as we for-
give those who sin against us.
What about Ann?
See? I knew it!
I knew you would bring her up!
Why, Lord, she's told lies about
me, spread stories.
She never paid back the money
she owes me.
I've sworn to get even with her!


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


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


Calvary Temple Assembly of God
Suwannee Lumber Road - Cross City
"Join Us ForAVisit, Stay ForA Lifetime."
Sunday Worship - 10:30 A
Wednesday Evening Sernice - 7P
Kd Church - Ages 3-5 & 6-12
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 Sam -11am, Mon - Thurs.
Evening Worship - 6P 'Come Let Us Worship & Adore Him"
Wednesday Bible Study- 7P . Sunday Worship 9:30A
Knock & the door will open, seek & you will find, ask & you will be Church School 11A
glve - life etemally 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.)
LiSunday ghhose On The Gu Sunday School - 10:00A Sunday Bible Study - 10:00 A
Sunday School - 10AMoming Worship - 11A Sunday Morning Worship- 11 :00A Morning Worship - 11:00 A
Evening Worship - 6P Sunday Evening Worship 6:OOP Wednesday Evening BibleStudy - 7:00 P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting - 7P * Awana 6:30 W wednesday Evening Worship - 7:00tudy 00 P
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"
Worship Service. - 1A Children's Church- 10:30A- Morning Worship 10:30A
Bible Study - 10AWorship - 11A Bible Study - 9:45A Worship Service - 11A Evening Worship - 6:30P
Sunday Evening Worship - 6P Church Training - 6P* Evening Worship - 7P Wednesday Family Training Hour Adult & Teen Ministry,
Wednesday Bible StudylPrayer - 7P Wednesday Prayer Meeting - 7P Boy's Brigade & Gid's Club - 7:00P
Pastor - Carlos M. Perez Pastor - Archie Knowles Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey, Pastor
(352) 498-0756 (352) 498-5535 (352) 498-3280

First United Methodist Church Seventh-Day Adventist Church Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Church
22 NE 138th St� Cross City Cross City 100 Parker Street �Cross City
"Open Heartds, Open Minds, Open Doors" In the Heart of Dixie Co., with Dixie Co. at Heartl
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(BetweenCrossCity& Old Town)
Sunday School 10:15 "The'Church With An Open Door"
Church 11:00 Sunday School - 9:45A. Morning Worship 11A
SWeds. Morning Prayer Evening Worship - 7P
Weds. Moving Prayer Mid-Week Bible Stdy- Wednesday-7P
Pastor Charles & Jackie Bechtold e ki e P t
--" 352-498-4004 or 498-7896 (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-Moming Prayer 9:15A- Sunday School 9:45A Sunday Momrning 10:30A- Sunday Evening 6P Sunday School dre Morning Worship 11A
Morning Worship 11A " Evening Worship 7P Tuesday, Intercessory Prayer7:30P S sunday Chvilre's Church A
Wednesday-Prayer Meeting 7P Sunday Evening 7P- Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Bible Study, Mission Friends, RA's. GA's Thursday Night 7:30P
Pastor - Wayne Allen Pastor - Theadus & Benita Corbin Rev. Marvin & Janice Parsley
(352) 498-5617 (352) 498-5837 (352) 498-3366
'Mc raSbbapist 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, Mess- Sundays-. 11:30 am outstanding, except the
Old Town: 542-2207 Confessions-Sundays 10:45-11:15 am continuing debt to love one
Sunday nit 6:00 Ds hp Training 7:00amSv. At St.John the Evangelist in Chiefland another, for he who loves his
Wednesday night 5:30-a:oo-AWANA Grades Pre-K thri High School
Wednesday Night 7:00PM Bible Study Rosry EveryTuesday 3:00pmfellowman has fulfilled the law.
Van Ministry Bro. Foy Cell 356-2294 (352) 493-9723


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Faith Baptist Church

News


As Christmas approaches and God continues to bless us, we
are so thankful for the beautiful day He gave us today and
for all of His blessings now and throughout the past year.
Our Christmas program was beautiful Wednesday night
and it blessed us all. Afterward there was a short social
with finger foods and fruit bags, etc. for the taking. A great
time was had by all.

Sunday was especially spiritual as everyone prepares to cel-
ebrate the birth of our Christ, Jesus. Always remember the
reason for the season is JESUS. This Wednesday night,
Christmas Eve, there will be services at Faith as usual for
anyone who chooses to attend.

Next Sunday will be our regular church services, and then
on Wednesday, New Year's Eve, there will be a "sing-a-long"
like we usually have on New Year's Eve. Come join us and
share the blessings of the season.

Remember especially during this time of year to pray for
the less fortunate, the ones in the hospitals, the ones having
tests, the bereaved, andsmost of all the lost. No Christmas
present could be greater than salvation. May you have a
very merry and blessed Christmas and a happy, healthy and
prosperous New Year.




NEW PROSPECT BAPTIST NEWS


At this very special.time of the year, being in worship ser-
vices is an extraordinary blessing, as we celebrate the birth
of our Saviour, Jesus. Our choir sounded especially good
Sunday, and we were additionally blessed with a medley of
Christmas hymns by Sisters Tracey, Kelly and Aimee...a
very good job, ladies, thanks! Bro. Billy delivered two of
God's most important messages, choosing his texts from
Genesis 1:26, 31(a) and Luke 2:1-7, morning and evening, re-
spectively.

Please be in prayer for our dear Pastor and his family as he
recovers from a medical procedure scheduled for this past
Tuesday in Gainesville. We welcome Bro. Gene Coons and
his wife, Sis. Karen, as he has been engaged to fill in for
Bro. Billy during the latter's recovery. In other news, we
were pleasantly surprised to see our beautiful new church
windows Sunday, which were installed during the past
week! A special thank you goes out to Bro. Gene:VanAer-
nam, who recently cleared and levelled some of the church
land. It really looks good, Bro. Gene!

As always, please be in prayer for all those on the church
prayer lists, and remember, you're always welcome to wor-
ship with us at New Prospect! From all of us at NPBC, we
wish you and yours a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a
prosperous and HAPPY NEW YEAR! May God bless and
keep you safe.


Yes, but I'll feel better as soon as
I get even with her. Boy, have I
got some plans for her. She'll
wish she had never been born.
No, you won't feel any better.
You'll feel worse. Revenge isn't
sweet. You know how unhappy
you are -Well, I can change
that.
You can? How?
Forgive Ann.
Then, I'llforgive you;
And the hate and the sin,
will be Ann's problem -- not
yours. You will have settled the
problem as far as you are
concerned.
Oh, you know, you're right.You
always are.And more than I wani
revenge,I want to be right with
You.. (sigh).
All right all right..
I forgive her.
There now!
Wonderful!.
How do you feel?
Hmmmm. Well, not bad.
Not bad at all!
In fact, I feel pretty great!
You know, I don't think I'll go to
bed uptight tonight.
I haven't been getting much rest,
you know.
Yeah, I know.
But, you're not through with
your prayer are you? Go on.
Oh, all right.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Good! Good! I'll do that. Just
don't put yourself in a place
where you can be tempted.
What do you mean by that?
You know what I mean.
Yeah. I know.
Okay. Go ahead. Finish your
prayer.
For Thine is the kingdom,and
the power,and the glory forever.
Amen.
Do you know what would
bring me glory --What would
really make me happy?
No, but I'd like to know.I want to
please you now. I've really made
a mess of things. I want to truly
follow you. I can see now how
great that would be.
So, tell me ... How do I make
you happy?
YOU just did.









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In Closing


Thursday December 25, 2008


Happy 18th Birthday

Holly





December 28


We Love you baby!

Love Mama & Daddy


Thank You


The family of Ellis beckham would like to
take this time to say a special thank you to
everyone that showed us an act of kindness
during our difficult time. We were truly
Blessed. May God return a Blessing unto you.
We thank you for your prayers, visits, phone
calls, food, and flowers, for showing God's love
to us in some way.
Thank you, may God bless you.
Betty Ann, Willie, Raymond & Crystal and
Lil' Raymond.
Lida & Tommy Fowler and Family
Len & Jerilyn Beckham and Family


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Wilbur Will Be 93!


On December 28, 1915 John Wilbur Long was born into the family of Emery and Ar-
cadia Long.
A fourth generation son, a Dixie County native, having built his entire life in Dixie
County. On Sunday December 28, Wilbur will be 93 years old.
Wilbur still believes in working, he has a nice garden and lots of chickens.
He has done many kinds of work in his life line, and believes in "Keeping on keep-
ing on."
If you eat, you need to work. He is also the Dixie County Historian.
See ya on the other side.

Happy 60th Anniversary


One by one each year flew by,
Since you both said, "1 do"
60 years of memories
Sharedby the two of you.
from b6i events and holidays
qTo sim pe daily measures,
Some tearfultimes along the way,
Some joys that can't be measured
One by one each year has gone.
'But still they're yours forever
Tach and every memory,
Of 6o years together.


iere's to the past- And they joys
You've both known
i-Lere's to the present- this day is your own
91nd here's to the future- may each new day
'Be especially happy for you, every way


Pete & Bertie Hines celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with their family at
Smoky's Restaurant. They were married on December 19, 1948.
From all of us, with love,
Dot (Bobby), Flossie (David), Eddie (Bobbett), and Curtis (Elaine).
In spirit, (Thomas, Carl, Cecil, & Boonie, & 1 granddaughter Mary Evette) 22
grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and expecting their first great great grand-
child in 2009.

First Hog


Chase Riels was all
smiles when he
brought down this hog,
for his first kill, in the
Hines Hunting Club.
Also he killed this rat-
tle snake, which was 5'
1/2" long, had 12 rat-
tles & 1 button. He also
got 3 moccasins with
his trusty .22 rifle.
Next on his list... A
Big Buck!
On December 22,
Chase turned 8 years
old. Happy Birthday to
our Lil' Hunter. We
love you, Daddy, Katie,
Nanny & Poppie


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