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Thursday, January 8, 2009
Vol. 87. No. 2 14 pages- 1 Section

2008 Dixie County Advocate


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On Tuesday, January 6, 2009 a minor traffic accident occurred on the road between the
Dixie County Court House and the State probation office at approximately 10:30 A.M.
The driver of a Chevrolet SUV was backing up and apparently did not see the station
wagon behind their vehicle. Damage was minimal, with no damage to the SUV and the
staiton wagon suffering a broken tail light. No injuries were reported.

A New Place For Old Cars

In a New Year's Eve meeting
on Thursday morning, the
Commission agreed to send
a revised copy of an agree-
ment between the County
and Dixie Waste Services,
Inc. for signing. Dixie Waste
is in the permitting process
for building a waste gasifica-
tion plant near the prison in
the outskirts of Cross City
SCommissioner Gene Higgin-
botham mentioned that al-
though Dixie Waste had
agreed to provide 20 new
jobs in the County, that the
revised jobs total is down to
approximately 10, "and if
they're going to put in 10
jobs, I want at least 75% of
those to be for Dixie County
people. If we don't, put some-
thing in the agreement,
they'll bring in their own
crew. I want us to get some-
thing out of this." Commis-
sioner Troy Johnson agreed.

Phil Bishop, Jr. of Bailey
Bishop and Lane, Inc., ex-
pressed his concerns about
quality controls in the road
construction involved in the
project and recommended
that the.County maintain su-
pervision over the project.

Commissioner Ronnie Ed-
monds discussed his reser-
vations about the possible
environmental impact from
the incineration process..
Commissioner Johnson re-
minded the Commission that
the project would be subject
to the approval of the De-
partment of Environmental
Protection, and that even af-
ter the plant was construct-
ed, it could only open at the
pleasure of the D.E.P.

The Advocate asked why the
Dixie County plant is the
only gassification plant
planned by Dixie Waste that
will not generate electricity,
and why the contract did not
specify that any future ex-
pansion of the plant should
include the ability to provide
electricity back to the com-
munity. Chairman Hunt
replied that the primary is-
sue is jobs: that the County
did not want to unduly add
to the incredible number of
regulations and require-
ments required by a project
of-this type. Dixie needs
those jobs, he explained,
"and we don't want to run
them off."

The agreement to be signed
has some favorable items for
the County, including the
provision that all waste tires
and a limited amount of red
bag medical waste generated
by Dixie EMS within the
county will be processed at
no cost to the County and a
$1.00 a ton fee to be paid by
Dixie Waste for maintenance
of Veteran's and Rollison

Commissioner Higginboth-
am informed the Commis-
sion that ground has been
broken for the new prison fa-
cility and that hiring would
commence as soon as possi-
ble. The new prison will
bring desperately needed
jobs to the area to replace
the ones lost due to the clo-
sure of Georgia Pacific.

Ms. Rita Harris appeared
with the.sole application for
the TANF position for-ap-
proval. This is a program
that will allow extra points
on the County's CDBG grant
fund application in exchange
for training and hiring a per-
son from the TANF program.
CDBG funds are the Coun-
ty's only source of housing
assistance for residents liv-
ing in manufactured homes.

County Manager Arthur Bel-
lot told the Commission that
around 30 applications had
been received for the recent-
ly advertised openings in the
Building and Zoning Depart-
Smnt and that interviews
would begin next week.


New County Officials

Sworn In Tuesday

Dixie County's new elected officials were sworn into
office this Tuesday, January 6, 2009 in a ceremony
which started at 2:00 P.M. at the County Court House.
Judge Koberlein acted as emcee, and a great time was
had by all in attendance.
More pictures on the Back Page...

Governor Removes

Suspension on Johnny Greene

According to Cross City,
Governor Crist has re-
scinded the Executive Or-
der suspending Johnny
Greene from his duties as
Cross City Superinten-

The Governor apparently
mistakenly suspended
Mr. Greene while under
the impresion that
Greene was an elected or
appointed official with

decision-making capabili-
ty beyond the scope of
his actual employment.

Mr. Greene is unfortu-
nately still under
indictment. His work
status is therefore un-
changed. He is permit-
ted to work in emergency
situations or as needed
for public safety due to
his unique knowledge of
the City's systems.

Raffle Winner

Amber Rollison
won this beau-
tiful gun cabi-
net in the Toys
for Tots raffle.

She and hus-
band were very
happy winners
and picked the
cabinet up
right away

nos to the Rolli-
son family!

Reward Offered for Bear Killer

3...Law Enforcement
9..............Stuff to Do
14.....Obits & faith
16..........In Closing

Edgar Norris is a man who
appreciates automotive his-
tory It is to this end that he
has decided to open "Back
When" right here in Cross
Citv It is intended to be an

open place
play, and th
the cars of
"Of cours
ris, "If son
show up in

to discuss, dis-
loroughly enjoy
e," says Mr. Nor-
leone happens to
a new Corvette
or Ferrari, we'll
certainly not
turn them away

He's noticed
that many beau-
tiful, old cars
are hardly ever

taken out for folks to enjoy,
they just sit-there in their
garages. He hopes to change
that. Back When is sched-
uled to open this Saturday,
From noon 'till nine. He'll
have his 1923 and 1970 Chevy
trucks out there for every-
one to enjoy, and he expects
more to arrive as well. If
you have an antique, classic,
or just plain cool car, feel
free to show up and enjoy
the camaraderie.

The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) is asking for
the public's help in deter-
mining who killed a Florida
black bear near Shady
Grove in Taylor County

A report came in to FWC
Sunday about a dead bear,
and Officer Andy Bickel re-
sponded. The sub-adult fe-
male black bear weighed ap-
proximately 70 pounds. The
animal had been shot with a
firearm and was found on a
single-lane bridge on Don-
aldson Bridge Road.

Black bear hunting in Flori-
da was discontinued in 1994.
The Florida black bear is a
threatened species in this

"It is illegal to hunt bears in
the state. It is a third-degree
felony, punishable by a fine
of up to $5,000 and/or up to

five years in jail," Bickel
said. Investigators are inter-
ested in any information the
public may have in the case.

"The investigation into who
perpetrated this crime is
continuing, and a reward is
being offered if the informa-
tion leads to an arrest," said

"Anyone with information
can call the toll-free Wildlife
Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922
to report the crime," Bickel
said. "Callers can remain
anonymous and may be eli-
gible for a reward of up to
$1,000 if the information
leads to an arrest."

Anyone with information
can also report the crime
online at
MyFWC.com/law/alert/ or
call Lt. Bruce Cooper at


New jobs are the focus

of County Commission

Dixie Waste, new prison hoped to spur some needed Job growth in Dixie

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THE DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE (USPS 158-760) is published weekly

Every Week without Fail, Since July 1, 1921

@2008 Dixie 'County Advocate'

Is the newspaper going the way of the Dodo?

The species Raphus cucullatus, better known as the Dodo
bird, has been extinct since sometime in the latel7th centu-
ry, but its legacy lives on, owing to the fact that its extinc-
tion was brought about as a result of human activity

The Dodo remains an icon among environmentalists, hav-
ing been hunted into the dustbin of history by humans who
lacked the skill and ambition to pursue a more elusive prey
You see, the name Dodo means "simpleton" in Portuguese,
the big birds having been discovered by a Portuguese expe-
dition to the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. The explor-
ers who hunted the Dodo also brought with them rats and
hogs, who aided and abetted in the-big bird's demise.

Thus, the Dodo was driven to extinction by greedy, ex-
ploitive capitalists or, if you prefer, by its own stupidity and
inability to adjust to changing conditions. Take your pick,
but while the liberal mindset is driven toward the first defi-
nition, the newspaper analogy obviously implies, the sec-

To the point, major daily newspapers across the country
are losing money and laying off workers. This circum-
stance has not spared even the nation's acclaimed "Newspa-
per of Record," the prestigious New York Times. So, what
has changed? We understand that the liberal elite still con-
sult the NYT daily to confirm what they believe, but why
are the unwashed masses leaving their change in their
pockets as they stroll past the prestigious media headquar-
ters and on toward the nearest source of liquid refresh-
ment? Why is it no longer important to them to know what
they should be thinking?

Troubling times, indeed, for those who were once accus-
tomed to deciding what the rest of us should know and how
we should react to what they tell us. Strapped for, cash,
they're cutting personnel--but not their opinion-makers.
Not the editorial writers who oppose our national interest
in foreign affairs, and not the hacks who write scurrilous
headline features about whoever the guys in the front office
don't like. No, better to dump 50 or a hundred working stiffs
living paycheck to paycheck than to let Paul Krugman or
Maureen Dowd feel even a trifle insecure.

To the media elite, it's not the Times' leftist editorial slant
or its tabloid smears on page one, or even the occasional bit
of pure fiction that "somehow" gets by the editorial staff
that's causing their problem. It's cable and satellite TV And
never mind that cable and satellite offer a bigger variety of
material at any given moment than the entirety of broad-
cast TV had in a year back when that was all there was. It's
those maverick outfits like that (expletive deleted) FOX
News channel with those fascist pigs like Bill O'Reilly and
Sean Hannity

And it's not just cable TV, it's talk radio. Rush Limbaugh,
Laura Ingram and that bunch. Congress needato re-estab-
lish the "fairness doctrine" in order to prevent all those
radical right-wing guys from keeping the truth from the
American people!

Or at least such would seem to be the rationale of major
newspapers throughout the country as economic pressures
are felt everywhere you turn. And yes, there are hints being
dropped that major dailies, like Wall Street and Detroit,
should be entitled to some federal bailout bucks. Well, why
not? Seems like everybody else is doing it.

Meanwhile, here in the secluded reaches of Dixie County,
two local newspapers appear to be doing quite well. Just a
coincidence, or could it have something to do with the fact
that we haven't given up on the free enterprise system?

Editor's Note to Mr Prater:

Newspapers who are willing to take "bailout" money from
the government forfeit any shreds of .dignity or the claim to
independence they have left and they DESERVE to join the
Dodo on the extinct list. Any newspaper that sits at the
government's table is a lap dog, not a watch dog and does the
public no service.

y Kathy McKinney

I had one of those annoying experiences this afternoon that
can ruin your whole day if you let it. The dump near my
house in the First District is never open on Friday, and the
cardboard mountain of empty toy boxes and wire ties was
getting on my nerves, so I loaded it all up and jetted over to
one of the more popular dumps near the Hammock that
seems to be always open.

As I pulled up with my Excursion-full of kids and Christmas
garbage, a compact car was already blocking the route to the,
dumpster. I pulled up on the other side as best I could be-
hind a guy pulling a trailer, and began to unload (The sign
says, "Fill this one first," so being the rule-obsessed person
that I am, I park where I have to in order to fill that one :
first. I can't help-myselfieven if it-makes more sense to use
another duimpster. Thesigni says so!) A mas- .
sive, bulldog-faced woman wearing Wal-Mart We went
employee tags clambered out of the cheap Super tir
compact car and waddled over to the dumpster
with her Hefty bag. She looked at me with a catcall or boo,
pinched frown and said something I couldn't sign. Not unt
hear over my idling diesel engine and I flashed
my standard, "Hey how are you" smile that
Southern women are trained to give to any race and re
stranger who glances their way in social situa-
tions. Apparently, that wasn't what she was
looking for, because she came a bit closer,
rolled her buggy eyes heavenward, stared ac-
cusingly at my gas-guzzler, waved her hands in
front of her pug nose and snarled nastily in a True grits, more
nasal northern accent, "Oh my gawd! The fuu- collard

I have to admit that I was a bit flabbergasted -
and sort of stood there stupidly, with my so-
cial smile frozen onto my face, with a lawn
and leaf bag in my hand. She huffed disapprovingly at my.
"Annoy a liberal: work hard and be happy" bumper sticker,
somehow squished her enormous bulk into the undoubtedly
long-suffering pregnant roller skate and drove away

My first instinct was not nice. She insulted my ride--my
baby! I love my Monster Truck, I do. I love the loud vroom
vroom of the Powerstroke diesel and I love sitting high
above the road and I love that I can take all seven kids (mine
and my sisters'), two dogs and a couple of bales of hay to
town if I need to, with everybody buckled safely I love it so
much that it was not one of the trucks sitting on the side of
the road with a "make offer" sign on it when diesel was
pushing $5.00 a gallon. She stood there in front of an ugly
HondYugoKiaota and dissed my hard-workin' Ford that
probably cost new (not that I bought it new, mind you) four
times what her sensible, fuel-efficient, soulless gray import

Training overrode the almost unbearable desire to send this
bovine sourpuss off with the ol' one-fingered salute beloved
by bikers everywhere. Mama woud be proud; I remembered
my manners and restrained myself. Like most people, I as-
sumed at first that I was somehow at fault. I sniffed. Hm.
Clean old diesel exhaust, maybe a hint of burning oil,.but
no worse than normal for my old Monster Truck at 130,000
miles, and definitely no competition for the plethora of pun-
gent aromas that were wafting out of the dumpster on this
warm Friday afternoon.

As I unloaded the remainder of my garbage, and all the way
home, I did what we all do after an unpleasant experience: I
mentally rehearsed all of the snappy, clever comebacks I
could have made, if my brain had not been shocked into the
"off "position by the woman's unexpectedfrudeness. Some of
them were quite good, but involved words that probably
shouldn't appear in a family publication. I briefly enter-
tained the fantasy that I was in her line at Wal-Mart, check-
ing out, and the "Was your cashier friendly today?" question
popped upon the card machine and I punched "NO!" out of
spite, and she got fired, and became homeless, and had to
live squashed into her ugly little envirohmentally-friendly
car in a truck-stop parking lot, surrounded by diesel ex-

To the editor:
Democracy took another kick in the teeth
with the Advocate printing, without any
analysis, the recent Florida Supreme
Court ruling 4-3 that the Florida Smart
Growth petition was legitimate. Pushed
by major business leaders and Chambers
of Commerce as well as the Florida
League of Cities to defeat the Florida
Hometown Democracy petition, we see
again how much influence the developer
machine has.at all levels of our society.

Wheras the Hometown Democracy consti-
tutional amendment seeks to give voters
the final decision over Comprehensive
Land Use changes, the Smart Growth pe-
tition would nullify any effort at amend-
ing Florida's Constitution by the petition
process. If adopted, the so called Smart
Growth petition requires 10% of the vot-
ersat the last federal election to get them-
selves down' to their local elections office
to sign a petition and sign within 60 days.
Totally impossible. Another kicker: if
both petitions are on the 2010 ballot and
both are passed by 60% of those voting,
the language in the Smart Growth amend-
ment would cancel the Hometown Democ-
racy amendment. These rules would ap-
ply to any and all future efforts for the
people to do what the legislature fails to
do on our behalf.

The Hometown Democracy petition was
signed by more than 850,000 registered .
voters over a five-year effort costing close
to $2 million dollars and thousands of vol-
unteer hours. Along the way, three differ-
ent suits were filed to challenge the back-
room, underhanded tactics of the devel-
oper machine that were aided by a major-
ity of the legislature and by a developer
influenced majority of our judiciary
To rectify this slanted reprint, I urge the
Advocate to print ustice Lewis' powerful
dissent in this 4-3 decision. Your readers

haust. (Yes, I'm petty and spiteful. I can't help it.) It was

Eventually, I got over myself and began to wonder at what
point it became acceptable for someone to be-breath-taking-
ly rude to a total stranger, here in the heart of the South.
I've been re-watching Ken Burns' brilliant documentary on
The Civil War this week (I love Shelby Foote!) and I've been
feeling particularly conscious of the wholenorth/south*
thing. Aren't we supposed to be famous for our good man-
ners and hospitality?

Now, obviously, my verbal assailant is not one of us, one of
the lucky, "by the grace of God" natives of Dixie. Her ac-
cent made it plain that like most of the people populating
the Old Town Hammock these days, she:came here from
Tampa, or New Port Richey, but was probably originally
from somewhere like New Jersey or
across the Souh on Ohio. We should (and do) cut these peo-
ay without a sngle ple some slack; you can't expect them to
S a -l pick up on the whole "country" etiquette
without a single ugly thing right off the bat. It takes a while to
I we got to New York assimilate, but many of our northern.
and theNorth residents do, eventually It takes time to
did the Ilnmus test of learn our "soithernisms," to perfect the
gln spout from the two-finger "howdy" wave you do while
Driving to everyone you pass, and to
hs of public offlcals. learn that fighting with your neighbors
might have been the primary blpod sport
-J% Jackmson in Trenton, New Jersey, but inTrenton,
Florida, we don't find it amusing. (And
grits, fish, grits, and if you push us too far, some good ol'
s. Ufe. s good where slow-talkin' country boy might take that
Sare swallerd "blood" thing more seriously than you
grits are sa thought and teach you some fine South-
ern manners the hard way.)
-Roy Blount, Jr

I want to give her the benefit of the
doubt. Maybe this "lady" was just having a bad day Maybe
her feet hurt from a long day standing at her register.
Maybe somebody ran over her dog this morning, I don't
know. What I doknow is that she felt justified in loosing her
venom on a total; stranger in her home county; with no fear.
of retribution or public condemnation. She let fly with
abandon because in her perception, I wasan anonymous
person who did not matter There was a day when such a
thing would not happen in such a small, close-knit commu-
nity When everybody saw everybody else at the store or in
church on Sunday, manners were important and nasty
words or actions would come back to haunt you sooner
rather than later. But now? Not so much.

I've known men (and women, too),who do this to their o wn ,
families. These split personalities can be all sweetness and
light to the boss, or the co-worker, orthe minister, and then
come home and vent the most rabid anger, stomping and
screaming at their wives and kids for the slightest perceived
infraction. It's because like the Dump Lady, they know they
can get away with it, at home. At work, and out in the.pub-
lic, there may be dire consequences...but what is the six-year
old little.girl going to do when a grown adult goes nuclear at
her for losing her socks? Nothing. And the screamer feels
better, and carries on with his or her day, forgetting that the
targets.of that anger carry those feelings of unjust accusa-.
tion and helpless rage for a long, long time.

I hope that woman felt better, later. Maybe she needed to
dump more than just garbage today, and I was in-the way.
Wendell Wellkie said, "The test of good manners is to be
able to put up pleasantly with bad ones." I didn't quite
make it to pleasant, but maybe I squeaked by with a C-.

While you're making your New Year's Resolutions this year,
add one to the list for me, please. Let's all try to be a little
more civil in 2009. Let's try to remember why we got a repu-
tation for being the friendliest folks in the country Most
importantly let's not let that attitude stop at the front door
of our own homes. Civility and courtesy are most important
with your own family; remember, they're the ones who
choose your nursing home.

Should know also that our military per-
sonnel would be denied the opportunity
of protecting their hometown environ-
ments while they are stationed away from
home protecting our democracy Gov.
Crist needs to hear from our citizens be-
cause his appointees to the Florida
Supreme Court did not decide for the peo-
ple.of Florida.

Joyce Tarnow, Cross City

Ms. Tarnow:
The Advocate printed a press release about
the Supreme Court decision that was pro-
vided by the Smart Growth movement,
much the way we print press releasesfor
the Hometown Democracy movement when
provided those. The newspaper has NO po-
sition on either movement and is not in the
business of telling it's readers what to
think about such things (outside of the edi-
torial page.) It is our job to provide the in-
formation: to steal a slogan, "We report,
you decide." The Supreme Court decision
was felt to be important and to impact Dix-
ie County and it was therefore included in
our pages. However I will comment that
Chambers of Commerce are hardly slaves
of the evil "developer machine," they are
local business people trying to make a liv-
ing like everyone else, and provide many of
the jobs that make the economy go 'round.
For that matter the Advocate is a proud
member of the Chamber of Commerce.

Any argument worth anything should wel-
come a complete hearing and totalfreedom
of expression for BOTH sides. It is a weak
argument that attempts to prevent the
freedom of speech of the opposition or to
characterize those who present it as
corrupt or biased (unless such bias benefits
their particular cause, of course.)
The Advocate will continue to present all
sides of any relevant issue without being
silenced by special interests. -ed

To the editor:

It has come to my attention in recent news
concerning the strict enforcement of the
due dates on Central Florida Coop electric
bills. This issue is affecting a large number
of people in the tri county area.

This matter is especially stressful to per-
sons struggling to survive on limited in-
comes who are paid monthly such as the el-
derly on social security and those surviving
on disability People with medical condi-
tions are requesting medical excuses to
avoid being without power to operate essen-
tial life saving medical equipment. This not
only puts a burden on people and medical
services but requires bookeeping to insure
compliance by the power company

Central Florida Electric Coop has a monop-
oly on providing electric service and its cus-
tomers are captive recipients. Is sending
out all these notices and rigid enforcement
of the due dates easier than providing a
more convenient due date for customers
that need this accommodation?

I feel that elderly persons and those on lim-
ited incomes are challenged enough just to
survive. Due dates are not engraved in
stone. I feel that CFEC can and should take
into consideration the impact their recent
enforcement is having on so many people
and should take action to resolve the prob-
lem. During these times of unemployment,
the gasoline crisis and a troubled economy
this major utility company and their sudden
policy enforcement contributes to the cur-
rent public problems.
Ruth Thomas, Trenton

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Law Enforcement

Thursday January 8, 2009



Green, William Dale, 29, Daniels, Disor-
derly Intox

Ealum, Sherry Corine, 19, Daniels, Disor-
derly Intox


Sanford, Jamey Renee, 20, Daniels, Fail-
ure to obey a lawful order


Parsells, Aaron Dean, 18, J. Chewning,
VOP- Burg of Conv.

JUVENILE, 15, R.Downing, Simple Battery

JUVENILE, 15, 54-16, Burglary/Business,
Grand Theft 3

JUVENILE, 14, 54-16, Burglary/Business,-
Grand Theft 3

Thomas, James Lee, 49, J. Chewning, Sale
of Cocaine,


Hall, Quincy Rahelm, 27, R. Downing,
VOP-CTI Manufacturing A

Burnett, Joseph, Jr., 44, T. Roberts, VOP-

Mazzeo, Emilio D, Jr., 58, Deputy D. Wat-
son, Felony Flee/Elude, DWLS/R, Resist
W/O Viol, Reckless Driving

Young, Cleve Allen, 40, 54-11, Resisting
W/O Viol, DWLSR Habitual, Operating un-
registered vehicle

NOTE: It is he policy of The Did Couny Advocate to remove from our
jal log the name of any person or persons at the request of
heir immediate family.

Cross City Dental, PA1
Stephen M. Henry, DMD ttL. 9

(352) 498-7001


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"Thanks to TV and
for the convenience
of TV, you can only
be one of twQ kinds
of human beings,
either a liberal or
a conservative."
-Kurt Vonnegut

S JUARY 9, 2009

Bar-B-Q & Steakhouse
Now Serving Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Tuesday- Sunday
,Come Try t Our New


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Valid (1) Coupon Per Table Per Party
Not Valid With Any Other Promotions
For Carry Out & Catering Orders, Group Bookings
Call (352) 498-1686
16388 SE Highway 19 Cross City, FL

Coast Guard Stops 4

Unsafe Passenger

Vessel Operations
YANKEETOWN, Fla. Boarding team members from
Coast Guard Station Yankeetown stopped four unsafe
passenger vessels operating on the Crystal River, Fla.,
and in the.vicinity of Homosassa, Fla., Dec. 29, through
Dec. 31, 2008. During random safety boardings,
crewmembers discovered two commercial vessels oper-
ated by Stadt Aquatic Adventures operating with more
than their maximum allowable passengers.

Additionally, Yankeetown crews discovered that the
captain of the second vessel failed to properly report a
marine casualty involving one of its main engines. The
Coast Guard terminated both voyages for the safety in-
fractions and will seek civil penalties against Stadt
Aquatic Adventures. The Coast Guard will also pursue
action to suspend the captains' licenses for failing to
comply with proper safety procedures. Two commer-
cial passenger vessels were boarded in Homosassa,
Wednesday, by a boarding team from Station Yankee-
town and were also found to be operating in an unsafe
manner. The first vessel was operating with more than
its six allowable passengers and without the required
number of fire extinguishers and personal floatation
devices. Additionally, the operator was not enrolled in
a drug-testing program as required by federal law. The
second vessel was also cited for operating with more
than its six allowable passengers and failing to have a
drug-testing program.

Both voyages were terminated and the Coast Guard
will seek civil penalties and suspension of the opera-
tor's licenses. "Coast Guard regulations require all
commercial inspected vessels carrying more than six
passengers to successfully pass a rigorous safety in-
spection to obtain a Certificate of Inspection," said
,Coast Guard Lt. Matt Dooris, Sector St. Petersburg se-
nior investigating officer. "The safety certificate attests
to the vessel's compliance with established structural
stability, lifesaving, firefighting and navigational stan-
dards, as well as safe operating conditions and crew
competencies." The Coast Guard, in concert with state
and local partners, actively investigates all reports of
unsafe passenger vessel operations, imposing civil or
criminal penalties where appropriate. Mariners who
anticipate being a passenger on a vessel carrying more
than six paying passengers, should ensure the vessel
has satisfactorily passed a Coast Guard safety inspec-
tion before the voyage.

To verify that this requirement has been satisfied, ask
to see the vessel's Certificate of Inspection, or Coast
Guard Safety decal aboard the vessel. Owners and oper-
ators who want to carry more than six paying passen-
gers must receive a Coast Guard safety inspection by
the local Officer.In Charge of Marine Inspection. To
schedule an appointment for a vessel operating on
Florida's west coast, please call (813) 228-2191, Ext. 8122.

Bronson Announces Top Ten

Complaints For 2008
TALLAHASSEE-Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson is announcing the top ten
list of complaints for calendar year 2008. It's no surprise that
the no sales solicitation category continues to rank number
one, however complaints are up substantially this year. After
dropping by nearly 500 complaints in 2007 to 4223, the Do Not
Call law generated 5006 written complaints in 2008. Bronson
also says the department was able to provide more than 7.6
million dollars in refunds in the form of cash, goods and ser-
vices, 3 million dollars more than last year.

The department's Division of Consumer Services is the clear-
inghouse for consumer complaints in Florida, regulating 11
industries and attempting to mediate problems with unregu-
lated businesses. Complaints against industries that fall in
another agency's jurisdiction are forwarded to those agen-
cies. Bronson releases the top ten list every year to ensure
consumers know where the biggest problem areas lie and can
take steps to protect themselves.

"While I am proud that we have been able to provide more
than seven and a half million dollars in redress to con-
sumers, the fact is it is better tb avoid having problems in, the
first place," Bronson said. "It is stressful and time consuming
for the public to take action against a business so knowing
the pitfalls can help people make educated decisions in all as-
pects of their daily lives."

There were 37,227 total complaints filed with the department
in 20Q8. Do not call violations usually lead the way and that
trend continues this year. Consumers can pay a fee of $10
with a $5 annual renewal fee to have their home telephone
numbers placed on the list and avoid unwanted sales calls.
The fee is used only to administer the program. The types of
calls that are exempt from the list can be found at

Travel/vacation plans continue to rank second with 3,582
written complaints, an increase of more than one thousand
over 2007. There-were 2,542 complaints about telemarketers
that did not relate to the Do Not Call list. Fourth on.the list
was credit/banking with 2,471 complaints and rounding out
the top five is the communications category with 2,370 com-

"Clearly people know where to call for help and they are tak-
ing full advantage of this service," Bronson said. "We do
everything possible to make the consumer whole and when
necessary, take action against businesses that violate the
rules that are in place to protect consumers."

Price gouging once again made the top ten list at number six
this year with 2,291 written complaints. The department con-
tinues to investigate complaints about gasoline price gouging
that may have occurred when Hurricane Ike was in the gulf.
Number seven on the list was Motor vehicle gales with 1,754
complaints, motor vehicle repairs generated 1,672 complaints,
landlord/tenant issues prompted 1,562 complaints and tenth
on the list were construction issues with 1,216 complaints.

Bronson urges consumers to contact the Department's Con-
sumer Hotline at 1-800-HELP FLA (1-800-435-7352) or 1-800 FL
AYUDA (1-800-352-9832) to register any complaints but also to
find out the complaint history against a company before con-
ducting any business. Consumers can also file complaints on-
line by visiting the Division of Consumer Services website at

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Rachel Liles, the daughter of Bpbby and Lynda Liles has been named to the Dean's
List at Santa Fe College. Maintaining a GPA of 4.0 for the term while carrying a full
academic load.'
You have distinguished yourself in the pursuit of excellence by maintaining a high
level of academic attainment. It is apparent that you are the type of student who is
not satisfied with being ordinary or average, but one who goes far beyond expecta-
Rachel, we are very proud of you. Keep up the good work.
Mom and Dad

Happy Birthday


Qtnc(e Tank
(Aunr De6bie and nge too!)


Trees, Shrubs, Grasses, Palms, Citrus & Fruit Trees,
Native Species, & Decorative Stone
ndscaping Design A&nstallation,

iVtiLgation, Restoration
Mon. Sat. 9-5 8,
Ph (352) 356-1189
Fax (352) 498-2982

Bonded, Licensed,
State Reg. # 000192900150
Hwy 19N
PO Box 2607
Cross City. FL 32628

Brayden Wyatt


Samantha Johnson and Travis Riels would like to announce the birth of their son
Brayden Wyatt Riels. He was born on December 14, 2008 at NFRWC. He was 61bs 14oz
and 20in long. Brayden was welcomed:home by his stepdad Scott Cooper and Grand-
parents Dorine and Paul Dykes of Old Town, Bryan and Betty Johnson of Old Town,
Gloria Cooper of Old Town, and Randy and Janet Riels of Cross City

Baby Bartlett

Stella Whitney Bartlett was born on 10-14-08 weighing 71bs 3oz and measuring 20
1/4 inches long to Nicole and Bob Bartlett of Wesley Chapel, FL. Stella is the
grandaughter of Omar and Debbie Castro of.Steinhatchee, and Wayne and Anna
Bartlett of Tampa. She is the great grandaughter of Janet Payne and the late Harry
Whitney Payne, Jr., of Steinhatchee. She was welcomed home by her big brother Av-
ery Bartlett.

Angel Food Ministries
Angel Food Ministries is a ministry that allows persons
in need to save 40%-60% on the cost of their groceries
There are no residency requirements, and we will help
those who live outside of Dixie County as well.

For more information, contact
Leo or Patricia Perrault at (352) 498-2433
SChristing Kight at (352) 210 1760

We are located at:
190 SE 510 St.
Old Town, FL 32680
T Right next to the auction.

This month's deadline to order is the 10th,
to be picked up at the Community Center
on 55A on the 24th

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School Health News:

Preventing Sickness

and Infection with

Good Health Habits

* Get your flu vaccination each fall. Vaccination of all
children aged 6 months to 18 years old should begin
before or during the flu season.

*Avold close contact with people who are sick. When you
are sick, keep your distance from others to protect
them from getting sick, too.

*Stay home when you are sick. If,possible, stay home
from work, school, and errands when you are sick.
You will help prevent others from catching your ill-

*Cover your mouth and nose. Cover your mouth and nose
with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Do not use
your bare hands. It may prevent those around you
from getting sick.

*Wash your hands. Washing your hands often will help
protect you from germs.

eAvoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are of-
ten spread when a person touches something that is
contaminated with germs and then touches his or her
eyes, nose or mouth.

Stay healthy!
Dixie County Health Department
Nancy Osteen, School nurse, 498-1291

Florida Science
Olympiad at LCCC

LAKE CITY, Fla. For the
first year, Lake City Com-
munity College will be
hosting a regional competi-
tion for the Florida Science
Olympiad. The Florida Sci-
ence Olympiad is an offi-
cial state chapter of Sci-
ence Olympiad, Inc. (a na-
tional organization).
The events cover a range of
topics such as, but not lim-\
ited to, anatomy, chemistry,
engineering, environmen-
tal chemistry, and earth sci-
ence. All the events align
with the National Science
Education Standards and
the Sunshine State Stan-
All middle and high schools
in the north Florida area
may compete at the Lake
City Community College
Regional. The regional will
be held January 31. Infor-
mation about the Florida
Science Olympiad, includ-
ing registration informa-
tion, can be found at
Also, if you would like
more information about
registering your school for
the Science Olympiad or
about volunteering to help
out at the event, please con-
tact me via e-mail at scar-
cellie@lakecitycc.edu or by
phone at (386)754-4379.



Tri-County Primary Care welcomes Dr. Jim Roberts to CrossCity.

Dr. Roberts will be in CrossoCityforone day: only
Friday, January 30th at 1:00 pm! o ith

Dr. Roberts is a board certified ophthalmologist and on Friday, January 30th
Dr. Roberts will be as near as your neighborhood and
as close as your phone.



No Stitch, No Patch, No Shot
Laser Vision Correction

Call Beth Anne toll-free to make an appointment
for an eye exam todayl

E yeCare Institute

Newborn deaths, boat
deaths hit highs for
manatees in 2008
by Stan Meeks
It has been another bad year for mana-
Stee deaths and the FWC makes lemon-
ade out of lemons with a press release
stating "number of documented mana-
tee deaths remain
below the five-year
average of 357"

Both sides of the
story; record num-
bet of new born
deaths and press re-
lease documents are
below. Read them
and keep in mind
that there are about
3,200 Floridian Man-
atees in the 1,400
miles of Florida's
coastline that they
share with over one
million registered boats. The odds of a
manatee not getting hit by a boat at
least once a year are high.

The 2008 Manatee Mortality Informa-
tion page has been updated with Pre-
liminary December mortality numbers
and the 2008 Yearly Summary The in-
formation can be found at http://re-

There is a hotspot of manatee abuse be-
ing reported daily by a group trying to
protect the manatees at Crystal River.
Manateewatchgroup on Yahoo at
anateewatchinggroup/ is a small
group of people trying to protect the
manatees from a few unscrupulous tour
operators that encourage their cus-
tomers to interact with the manatees'
way past the point of harassment.

I have newspaper stories URLs dating
back to 2003 in my archives that list a
manatee abuse story about every six
months at Crystal River I am glad
these folks are carrying on the fight to
protect these manatees and I am glad
that some of the tour operators are try-

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ing to set up a professional association
to encourage proper manatee encoun-
ters only. I hope that there are those on
both sides that can find each other and
work together.

What has manatee harassment at Crys-
tal River, the largest manatee refuge on
the Gulf Coast, got to do with the ris-
ing death rate of newborn manatees? It

is the only place in Florida where any-
one can swim with manatees. Newborn
manatee calves with a tail as soft as the
top of a newborn human baby's head.
For the first ten days of a manatee
calves life his tail is more like chiffon
than a solid manatee's tail.

Among other things during the first ten
days he has to learn to coordinate the
two membranes in each nostril to open
in sync while out of the water in order
for comfortable breathing and learn to
remember to keep both the membranes
shut while underwater.

At Crystal River, one of the most pho-
tographed and complained about mana-
tee encounters used by the few un-
scrupulous tour operators is to separate
a manatee cow from her newborn caf,
then catch the calf in order for his cus-
tomers to rub and pet.

Is it possible that the few unscrupulous
manatee tour operators at Crystal River,
those that catch manatee calves, some-
how contributed to the increased new-
born manatee-death rate?


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(352) 498-7001


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Three Rivers Regional Library System

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

ca(l 498-1219.

CHIEFLAND 352-490-7877 OLD TOWN 352-542-7877

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Refund Anticipation Loans

The "Tax Refund" That Really Isn't One:
It's a Refund Anticipation Loan

How would you like to pay a super-high price to bor-
row money that already belongs to you? Sounds
ridiculous, right? But that's pretty much what hap-
pens to many folks at tax time in the crazy world of
RALs, or refund anticipation loans.

You may be tempted by tax-time advertisements for
"Fast Cash Refunds," "Express Money" or "Instant
Refunds." These ads will offer to get you your refund
in just a day or two, or even on the spot. Beware!
Many of these "fast refunds" are really LOANS, re-
fund anticipation loans.

When you get a RAL, you're borrowing against your
own tax refund money And RALs are often marketed
to people who need money the most low- and mod-
erate- income workers who receive the Earned In-
come Tax Credit.

Don't Pay .rple-Digit Interest Rates to Borrow Your Own

RALs are extremely expensive. Loan fees typically
range from $30 to $90, which translates into Annual
Percentage Rates (APRs) of about 60% to over 700%.
If you paid those rates on all your borrowing you'd
probably go broke! And all to get your tax refund just
a few days earlier than you can for free from the IRS.
You're lining someone else's pockets with YOUR
hard-earned money! RAL fees, combined with tax
preparation, electronic filing, and other fees, can end
up eating away a big chunk of your refund.
RALs Can Be Hazardous to Your Financial Health
In addition to their high costs, RALs can be risky
Since a RAL is a loan from a bank in partnership
with a tax preparer, it must be repaid even if the IRS
denies or delays your refund, or your refund is small-
er than expected. If you don't pay back the RAL, the
lender will take actions to hurt your credit rating and
may send your account to a debt collector. In addi-
tion, when you apply for a RAL, you are giving the
lender the right to grab your tax refund to pay for old
tax loan debts that the lender claims you owe.
Save $ and Avoid RALs Use a VITA Site. You can get'
* your refund fast and its free! A great way to save
money at tax time is to go to a Volutiteer Income Tax
Assistance (VITA) site. VITA sites provide free tax
preparation to low- and mpoerte-income. taxpyers;;:,
VITA sites are sponsored by the IRS and can be found
in libraries, community centers, and other locations
during tax time.

For the nearest VITA site, call the IRS general help
line at 1-800-TAX-1040 or go to www.tax-coalition.org.
The foregoing is provided by the Three Rivers Legal
Services program that serves a seventeen county area
in North Florida from its offices in Gainesville, Lake
City and Jacksonville. It is funded, in part, by moneys
from the Legal Services Corporation as well as from
donations from private citizens and various civic and
community organizations. It provides free, quality le-
gal assistance to income-eligible individuals, or other
qualified individuals, in civil matters.

Shired Island


Roadwork is still ongoing at Shired Island. While
asphalt is still underway, improvements to the
area's dranage system appear to have been complet-

The shoulders are being brought up to grade, and it
looks like the Shired Island road will thankfully be
substantially wider.

Learn CPR: Save a Life

An American Red Cross CPR class here in Dixie
County is being scheduled. The meeting will be for
anyone that needs to update their CPR certification
or anyone who would like to become certified. The
course will be offered on Monday January 12th in the
Dixie County Public Library @ 5:30 p.m.. The class
will be' approximately 90 minutes with pre-registra-
tion being done on site before the class begins.

The Thrift Store in
Old Town
is open for business. We invite
you to join us in our effort to
actively support Animal Wel-
fare in the Tri County Commu-
nity. All donations of merchan-
dise are welcome.
The store is located in Old Town
in front of Flying Hawk.
a Store hours are Monday-Friday
10am to 6pm
Saturday 10 am to 4pm
Sunday 12pm to 4pm
Phone 542-1617

SIndependently owned and
i ir

This Holiday Season join others in the community

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

SD r. Bill M martin 410 N. Main Street, Suite 8 Chiefland, F
SSmiling F Vist o 352-490-0900
Martin Braces For -Smiling Faces Visit our website at www.martinorthodontics.com

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Steady Income

COn Be VYurs

*Sold kndr
*Setted a legal case?
*Recdeved inheritdnce?
*Sold your busnness?
*Have company pension?
*Have trust asses?



Ed Butler to celebrate 104
years... on Sunday @ 2pm.
January 11th
at the Church of Jesus Christ
in Horseshoe Beach.
Friends & Family are
Refreshments served.

Florida Residents Receive 10 Free
Flowering Trees for Joining the Arbor
Day Foundation in January

Ten free flowering trees will be given to residents of
Florida who become members of the Arbor Day
Foundation in January 2009.

The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation's
Trees for America campaign.

Those who join the Foundation in January will re-
ceive two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering
crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two Ameri-
can redbuds, and two goldenraintrees.

"These compact trees were selected for planting in
large or small spaces," said John Rosenow, chief exec-
utive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "They will give
your home in Florida the beauty of lovely pink,
white, and yellow flowers -- and also provide winter
berries and nesting sites for songbirds."

The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time
for planting between February 1 and May 31 with en-
closed planting instructions. The six to twelve inch
trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced
Free of charge.
*Members also receive a subscription to the Founda-
tion's bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and The
Tree Book, which includes information about tree
planting and care.

To become a member of the Foundation'and to re-
ceive the fr'Wtrees, send a $10 contribution to TEN
FREE FLOWERING TREES, Arbor Day Foundation,
100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Janu-
aryr31, 2009. Florida residents can also join online at

AARP Driver's

Safety Classes Offered

A Driver's Prayer- "Help me to be thoughtful, patient
and in control of myself as I drive this car".
Speed Kills!

In Dixie County there werel29 crashes, 8 fatalities
and 140 injuries. Drive safely!

Take an AARP Driver Safety class as a refresher.
Check with your insurance agent to ask
if you are entitled to an insurance discount.
Course fee is $14, AARP members $12.
To register for a class, call the listed

HorseShoe Beach

Jan. 22: 9 a.m. at Horse Shoe Beach Library A
one day class. Call Lee Miller at 352-498-5004

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


CHIEFLAND 352-490-7877

mugaster Pest

RO. Box 1319
91 SW. 12th Street
Cross City, FL 32628

OLD TOWN 352-542-7877

Dwayne "Top" Roflison
SOtAwner Operator

Control ,inc.

Office (352) 498-0064
Home (352) 498-1939

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Girls Fast Pitch
Softball Tryouts

The Gainesville Warrior Girls' Fast Pitch Softball Orga-
nization will be holding tryouts for the 10U and 12U
teams 2009 season. 10U tryouts will be held on Sat-
urday Jan 10th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Memorial
Park, High Springs. (US 441 Fields). 12 U tryouts will
be held on Saturday, Jan 17th from 2:00 PM to 4:00
PM at Memorial Park in High Springs. For more in-
formation, contact Coach Phil Riley at 352-215-1884.

The American Legion
Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91

Post 91 will have our monthly dinner and meeting on Janu-
ary 15, 2009 in our building located next to the FFA arena on
Walker curve, U.S Highway 129 between Trenton and Bell. As
always the dinner is open to the public for a donation. Post 91
will provide the main dish and members are asked to bring a
dessert to share. The dinner will be from 5:30 pm 7:00 pm
with the regularly scheduled meeting to follow. Remember
ladies, our American Legion Auxiliary meets the same place
and time. Point of contact for this event or membership' ques-
tions is Wayne Minton, E-mail: wayneminton@myrvmail.com.

Haven Hospice offers free volunteer
training and information session

Haven Hospice needs volunteers. Come and join us in
this very rewarding experience and learn what ser-
vices Haven Hospice offers your community. You are
under no obligation to volunteer after completion of
this course.
Bronson Road Baptist Church
13830 NE 80th'Avenue
Bronson, FL

STuesday, January 13, 2009 Parts 1 & 2
Thursday, January 15, 2009 Parts 3, 4 & 5
TIME: 8 a.m. 4 p.m.


Call Vondla Sullivan (352) 493-2333to register or for
more information.

Haven Hospice is North Florida's expert in end-of-life
and palliative care and is one of three 2008 Circle of
Life Award winners nationwide to be recognized as
leaders in improving the care of patients near the
end of life or with life-threatening conditions. Haven
Hospice has lso been recognized as a Florida Pace-
setter for its leadership in promoting living wills.
Haven Hospice has served more than 39,000 patients
and families since 1979 and has been licensed in
Florida as a not-for-profit hospice since 1980. For
more information visit www.havenhospice.org or call

Suwannee Valley Players To Present

The Suwannee Valley Players have begun rehearsals
for their winter comedy Misconceptions by Michael,
Vukadinovich. The comedy, directed by Janice Grant
with the assistance of Mike Humphries and Gregory
Mercier, is a story about lies and misconceptions that
lead to a host of misunderstandings.

Two sisters, Claire (Susan Lastra) and Dora (Eliza-
beth Phillips), are opposites when it comes to just
about everything, and this night is no exception.
Claire. has spent her day at a funeral, while Dora has
been at a wedding. But while Dora complains of not
being able to meet anyone at the wedding, Claire ad-
mits to running into an old fling, Peter (Frank Las-
tra), at the funeral.

There is one thing about which the two sisters do
agree. Their mother (Janice Grant) is starting to wor-
ry them with her seemingly random comments about
boats of clothes, red meat, and Jimmy Stewart. Enjoy
this hilarious comedy as it unfolds with erroneous
conclusions, realizations, and coincidences that are
sure to bring side-splitting laughs.

Performance dates are January 9th and 10th at 8:00
p.m. and the llth at 2:30 p.m. and January 16th and
17th at 8:00 p.m. and the 18th at 2:30 p.m. at the Chief
Theater on 25 East Park Avenue in Chiefland. This
looks to be one of the funniest plays of the season.
Mark your calendars now for this hilarious event.

The play is being presented with special arrange-
ments with Eldridge Publishing Company Contact us
at 352-493-ARTS or online at www.svplayers.org for
more information.

Interpreti Veneziani
Sunday, Jan 25 2:00p
at University of Florida: Curtis
M. Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts, Gainesville, FL
Sponsored by Plaza Royale Associ-
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FLA The very popular I'll Remember You Elvis Tribute
Artist Competition at the beautiful Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park in Live Oak, Fla is looking for contestants!
The event will be held Jan. 30-31 at the Spirit of the Suwan-
nee Music Park with a $50 competition fee per contestant. A
Friday, Jan. 30, Mix and Mingle Pre-Party will be held from
7 p.m. until in the Music Hall. $10 admission at the door. No
advance tickets will be sold. Elvis Tribute Artist competi-
tion will be Jan. 31 with the first Music Hall session at 1
p.m., second session and finals at 7 p.m.
General admission for Saturday is $25 per person/$40ore-
served seating/no special prices for children. All food and
beverages will be extra both days. For more, go to the
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Remember You Elvis Tribute Artist Competition or call 386-

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 383, Old Town,
hopes everyone had a happy holiday season. The
New Year beckons us with new challenges and oppor-
tunities. Plans will be made for the Sweethearts'
Dance at the next regular meeting, on January 14th at
7:00PM. This function provides funds for the Girls'
State Program, which sends a Dixie County High
School Junior to Tallahassee to participate in a once-
in-a-lifetime experience of learning about govern-
mental procedures. This is perhaps our most impor-
tant project of the year, considering the future impact
these girls could have. Please join us at the meeting
and give this program your support; The Unit can al-
ways use a helping hand, and ideas for fund-raisers
would be welcomed. Service to our community, State,
and Nation have never been more important. Join us
in making a positive difference!


Suwannee Valley Players announce auditions for its
upcoming production of The God Committee, a dra-
ma written by Mark St. Germain. Medicine, Money
and Morality clash when the Heart Transplant Selec-
tion Committee of St. Patricks Hospital have only
minutes to decide which of three patients will receive
a heart that has suddenly come available. A cross be-
tween Twelve Angry Men and E.R., The God Commit-
tee takes us into the inner'workings of a Transplant
Program and a decision, for both their candidates
and their program, that is a matter of life and death.
Auditions will be held on Saturday, January 10th, at
11am at the Chief Theater on 25 East Park Ave in
Chiefland. Casting call is for 4 men ages 30 65 and 3
women ages 30 65. Show dates are May 8-10 and 14-
17, 2009 on Thursdays Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays
at 2:30pm. For more information contact Director Su-
san Lastra at 352-221-0315 or

You may also contact us at 352-493-ARTS or oline at
www.svplayers.org for more information.

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The Trenton Community Farmers Market January Post Hol-
iday Block Party themed "Didn't Get What You Wanted?" will
be held on Saturday, January 10 from noon 4.
Artists, crafters, farmers, and musicians will be on the plat-
form to bring a post-holiday cheer to all who attend. Plan on
joining us at The Depot this Saturday.
,The Trenton Community Farmers Market is held at the his-
toric Trenton Train Depot located on Rt 129 (Main St) at
the Nature Coast Trailhead, right next door to the Suwan-
nee Valley Quilt Shop. The Farmers Market is sponsored by
the City of Trenton.
For more information, including vendor queries...call Ellen.
at (352) 472-7632 or email paletteable@aol.com.

Focus on the
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
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Due to popular demand,
today we'll look at some
technology that seems to
be causing some confu-
sion. Namely, Bluetooth
and Blu-Ray.

To begin, allow me to ex-
plainthat the two tech-
nologies have only one
thing in common, the
word "blue", Let's see
how they got their names.

Blu-Ray is an optical
disk format, like CDs or
DVDs, that uses holes
burnt into the surface of
a disk to store data. The
data is scribed, and read,
with a laser. The latest
format for your HDTV is
called Blu-Ray because,
well, the laser that it uses
is blue. Pretty cool, eh?

Now, let's look at Blue-
tooth, Bluetooth is a wire'
less data-transmission
format. You can use it to
transfer music, pictures,
and all sorts of other dig-
ital junk from one device
to another. It has become
an industry standard,
particularly among cellu-
lar phones and portable
computers. Now, radio
waves aren't blue, and
they also haven't got any
teeth. So why call a digi-
tal radio-transmission
technology "Bluetooth"?
This tech got its name
from a tenth-century
king, Harold Bluetooth,
King of Denmark and
Norway. Bluetooth is an
anglicized version of
Harold Blaatand, who
was known for his unifi-
cation of previously war-
ring tribes from Denmark
and Norway Maybe the
Bluetooth Special Inter-
est Group should.have
taken technology-naming
lessons from the creators
of Blu-Ray. The some-
what cryptic Bluetooth
emblem, which looks like

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f (Hagall) and
( (Berkanan) merged
together. Isn't learning

Back to Blu-Ray.

Blu-Ray is the decided
winner of the great for-
mat war over high-defini-
tion optical discs, during
which Blu-ray Disc com-
peted with the HD DVD
format. On February 19,
2008, Toshiba-the main
company supporting HD
DVD-announced that it
would no longer develop,
manufacture, or market
HD DVD players and
recorders, thus ending
the great format war.

The Blu-Ray format, as
previously stated uses a
blue laser with a wave-
length of 405 nanometres.
Whereas DVDs had a
laser with a wavelengths
of 650 nanometres. Thus,
the blue laser diode can
effectively put more little
holes in a smaller area.
With the increased capac-
ity high definition
movies can be stored in
their entirety on a single
disk. This is the key fea-
ture of Blu-Ray The oth-
er great thing about Blu-
Ray, is that you get to
know, (and boast to your
friends) that you have
you very own 405nm blue
(violet, actually) laser in
you living room. Blu-Ray
works, otherwise, just
like a regular DVD player.

the confusion

While Bluetooth devices
are great, and can trans-
fer pretty much whatever
data the average user
needs them to, there
seems to be a lot of confu-
sion amongst the uniniti-
ated as to the actual use
of their device's Blue-
tooth capability

To clear this up, first
you should know that you
really need two Bluetooth
devices to really do any-
thing with the feature, i.e.
a Bluetooth enabled cellu-
lar phone, and a Blue-
tooth headset. With only
one device, you can

nothing isn't Bluetooth
enabled). While pairing
instructions vary from
device to device, these
guidelines should help.
First, don't throw away
the manual for either de-
vice. Oops? Well, you can
generally find the manual
on the internet. For secu-
rity purposes, many cel-
lular phones' Bluetooth
capability is disabled
when you purchase it. So,
you'll need to get into
your phone's settings and
turn it on: Generally,
there is either a Blue-
tooth menu under the
main menu, but it may
also be in the system set-
tings menu, under "con-.
nectivity". There will be
an option to enable, or
turn on, your Bluetooth
capability. Do so. Next,
you'll need to put the oth-
er device in pairing
mode. On most headsets,
this is accomplished by
pressing and holding one
of the buttons on the
headset for several sec-
onds, refer to the device's
manual, just to make
sure. Once the device is
in pairing mode, you'll
need to go an area on
your phone that will gen-
erally be labeled "My De-
Svices" or "Add Device".
Once you have told the
phone to look for a de-
vice, it should start
searching for devices in
your area. If you complet-
ed the previous steps cor-
rectly, it should find the
device that you have
placed in pairing mode.
Once found, the device
will usually ask for the
password. The password
is generally "0000", un-
less otherwise states in
that manual that you
shouldn't have thrown
away "1234" is another
common password. The
digits are entered using
your phone's keypad, and
then transmitted when
you hit the button la-
beled, (generally) "OK". If
all of the aforementioned
steps worked, you should
be ready to use your new-
ly paired Bluetooth appa-
ratus. If they didn't work,
you'll have to read the
manual foryour individ-
ual devices. The use of
each device willvary de-
pending on the device
type, and with what it is
paired. Obviously, the in-
structions will be slightly
different when pairing'
your phone/headset with
your pda/computer, but
the same general steps
apply In Windows XP
(Service Pack 2), and lat-
er releases (Yes, Vista...
yech), the Bluetooth con-
trol center should be lo-
cated in the control pan-

The small town of Fanning
Springs was the center of
much excitement and activi-
ty as the 20th anniversary of
the Festival of Lights and
Christmas Boat Parade got
underway On Saturday, De-
cember 13th, the Fort Fan-
ning Historical Park was
bustling with activity with
everyone rushing around
trying to get set up for a
very busy day The Moose
Lodge had their tent set up
bright and early so everyone
could get a steaming cup of
coffee or chocolate to ward
off the chill in the morning
air, yes it was cold, and a
good jacket felt mighty good!
But the weather moderated
a bit and the day was just
what we ordered, sunny,
nice and cool but not tooo

The Tri County Ma-
rine Corps started our day
with the flag raising ceremo-
ny, utilizing the new flagpole
that has been put up at the
park by the City of Fanning
Springs. Gina Cowsert and
Laura Murphy, our MC's for
the day, got everyone in the
Christmas spirit with their
beautiful music. Art and
Graft vendors busily got
their displays ready for
everyone to browse through,
admire and buy those spe-
cial gifts. The various food
setups were busy dishing
out good food and tempting
everyone with their aroma
swirling about the in the air.
Of course the hustle
and bustle of Jolly Saint
Nick was the center of at-
traction for many children,
as they got their pictures
taken with Santa and they
could tell him what they
were hoping to find under
the Christmas Tree: Each
one was given a gift from
Santa. Thanks to the Tri
County Marine Corp and
Toy for Tots for taking on
this part of our Festival this
year. They did a great job!
Juggler/Unicyclist treated
the crowd to his many acts
of Juggling, Balancing,
Unicycling and more. The
children were excited as he
had some assist him with

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some of his acts. He also
wandered though out the
Park all day entertaining
everyone along the way. We
also had some great band
groups performing all day.
The Amos philman group is
always a favorite in the area,
along with Earl Green and
the Mercy Mountain Boys,
Rick Gordon Band and final-
ly the Fanning Springs Com-
munity Church Praise Band
performed with Christmas
Carols on stage and also
continued with a sing-a-long
by the riverside as well.
They also served free hot
chocolate and coffee to the
spectators. The Youth
Group also sold Glo Lites for
the Chamber and what a su-
perb job they did. Thanks to
all that participated.
In the meantime,

across the way, the many
classic cars began to roll in
for a full day of activity Al-
though not as many as years
past, they still had a good
turnout. The array of dif-
ferent vehicles, all decked
out with polish and shine
was most impressive. There
were many awards given out
during the day Congratula-
tions to the Cruising for
Grins Car Club for having
such a great day
Drawings for prizes
and raffles were ongoing all
day Various merchants do-:
nated many prizes and these
were drawn for every hour
during the day The Cham-
ber had a raffle for a beauti-
ful Electric Guitar, donated
by Dixie Music of Old Town,
which was won by Donna
Stacy The Portable Fire-
,place, donated by Babcock's
Furniture of Chiefland, was
won by Travis Creamer and
the Wooden Angel, donated
by Toy for Tots was won by
theChisom family.
The Yellow Rubber
Ducky Race on the Suwan-
nee River in the afternoon
featured almost 2,000 little
ducks staring their journey
down the river. First place
winner received $300.00, the
second place winner won
$200.00, and the third place
winner won.$100.00. This
event is sponsored by the

Suwannee River Cruisers
Boat Club and is very popu-
lar with everyone, as it is an
exciting race to watch as the
ducks get caught up in the
currents and go hither and
Then it was time to
get the Christmas Boat Pa-
rade underway. What a
beautiful evening, with a
.full moon and moderate tem-
peratures, the crowds of
people began getting in
place to watch the 16 boats
begin their journey up the
Suwannee River. As they
came in front of the Way-
side Park, they did a'com-
plete turnaround for all to
view the beautiful decora-
tions. Our judges, Sue
White, (Huckleberry's Bar B
Cue), Bill Yontz, (McDon-
ald's of Chiefland & Cross
City), and George Salas,
(Gail's Cafe of Old Town),
observed each one as they
came up under the bridge
and continued to the Suwan-
nee Gables Motel/Marins.
They were judging them on
Creativity, Showmanship
and Presentation and what a
difficult job this is! The
awards presentation was
held at the pavilion at the
Suwannee Gables/Marina
where the crews welcomed
some hot coffee, hot choco-
late and snacks as they wait-
ed for the judge's decision.
Winners were as follows:
Large Boat 1st place was
awarded to Mike Boyer, 2nd
place went to Doug Burgner,
3rd place winners were
Mike Carlton, Bill Greene
and the Dixie County Volun-
teer Fire Fighters using
Russ McAllister's boat. In
the Medium Boat group, 1st
place went to Heather Jones,
2nd place went to Ron Smith
and Mark Anderson, and 3rd
place went to Green South
Equipment (John Deere).
Honorable Mention Tro-
phies were given to David
Hutchinson, Toy for Tots,
and Maxie Owens. In the
Small boat category 1st
place was won by Theresa
Jones, 2nd place went to Jer-
ry Hartley and Emily King,
3rd place went to William
Couey with James and Patri-
cia Pagan taking home an
Honorable Mention. Thanks
to Tony Cruse of the
Gilchrist County Sheriff
Dept. and the Fish & Game
Marine Patrol for patrolling
and making sure that every-
one on the river had a safe
Our best wishes to
everyone that participated
in any way to help make this
one of the best Festivals we
have had. May you have a
blessed and prosperous

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open from 9 am until 9 pm. The Le- Rehab :
gionnaires meet on the 3rd Wednes- and PT
day ofeachmonthand theAuxiliary shift a
meets onthe2ndand 4th Wednesdays shift.
of each month; all 3 meetings at 7pm.
SAL meets on the 1st and 3rd Mon- call Li
daysof each month at 7:30 pn. Live 2005 or
Entertainment every Tuesday night applica
-at 4pm in the lounge. For more in-
formation call 542-2021.

Holy'Cross Catholic Church- Bin-
go every Tuesday evening 6:00 p.m -
US. 19. Doors open at 6:00 pm. -
snacks available. Free coffee. Rosary
every Wednesday at 6:00 pm. 352-493-
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Office hours: Monday & Thursday,
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Forest Park Hill Community Cen,
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FOR RENT in Cross City: CUTE
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distance, of the schools. $420
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DOORS. Contact Owner:
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FOR RENT. 2 bedroom mobile
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$300 per month, 1st and last, plus
$200 security. No smoking, no
pets. 352-498-7067.
RESORT: Furnished 1 and 2 bed-
room Condo's for Rent $550 to
$675.Included in price-Cable, In-
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352-498-7740 or 813-677-9640
2 BR MH for RENT on 55A. We
accept Section 8. Day 352-498-
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I think making
mistakes and
discovering them
for yourself is of
great value, but
to have someone
else to point out
your mistakes is
a shortcut of the

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wy 19

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irge dock, floating
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GOATS! Dixie County Ac-
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the DCHS FFA Herd, can be
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498-5293. Great prices and
selection. Support your lo-
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mower too.

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-
Sment or the location and times
or group counseling.. Another
way, Inc. also provides two 24-
hour crises lines. Sexual As-
sault 1-866-875-7983 Domestic
Violence 1-800-500-1119, infor-
mation and referral services, le-
gal advocacy, community edu-
cation, and professional train-
ing for law enforcement, health
care and educational personnel.

night, 8:00 pm at'eh fellowship
Baptist church, in Steinhatch-
ee, Florida.

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

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




January 2009

By Bob Wattendorf,

Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission

'l' MyFWC.com j

Get Outdoors Florida!


--Shelby Foote

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- and instead want them engaged in play outside. Not
all of those kids may realize it, but they may be wishing
for the same thing.
If just the joy of getting outdoors for some creative
free play and recreation isn't enough, research shows
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Studies have clearly demonstrated that children who
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more creatively, have less stress, and are more imagina-
tive. In addition, they experience fewer symptoms of
ADHD, have healthier immune systems and develop a
greater respect for themselves, others and nature than
do their peers who do not recreate outside.
These connections with nature address not only
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such as sustaining fish, wildlife and their habitats in
the face of unprecedented development.
Many of the groups and individuals most excited
about the coalition have been actively creating pro-
grams to get Floridians back to nature. The "Get
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to seek the support of Florida's state government.
The time is right for this initiative. Government pro-
grams at federal, state and local levels have emerged
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are suffering. From Connecticut's "No Child Left Inside"
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programs are budding with the hope of rekindling a
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calls-to-action are
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To learn more, outdoors, exploring a trail or going
isit fishing, time spent outdoors provides
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with nature, reflects social diversity, and exhibits a
true conservation ethic. Such a healthy community will
ensure a sustainable future for our wildlife resources
and residents whose participation in safe outdoor recre-
ational opportunities enhances their health and happi-

Instant licenses are available at MyFWC.com/License or by
calling 1-888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356). Report violators by
calling *FWC or #FWC on your cell phone, or 1-888-404-3922. Visit
MyFWC.comlFishinglUpdates for more Fish Busters columns

"Nature deficit disorder" is a growing concern,
but a new initiative of the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) and others endeavors
to make the problem obsolete.
Coined by Richard Louv in the book Last Child in the
Woods, nature deficit disorder refers to the growing dis-
connect between people and the outdoors.
To address these concerns over the disconnect, the
"Get Outdoors Florida!" coalition is bringing together
highly energized staff from state and federal conserva-
tion and land-management agencies, state and county
health organizations, non-government organizations
dealing with youth, conservation education or health
organizations, universities, and commercial businesses.
The coalition's mission is "Engaging communities, fami-
lies and individuals in outdoor experiences to achieve
healthier lifestyles and sustain Florida's natural
The Centers for Disease Control reports that more
than one in six youth ages 2-29 were obese, creating
risks for heart
disease, diabetes,
respiratory prob-
lems and more.
Meanwhile, daily
participation in
school physical.
education programs
dropped from 42
percent in 1991 to
33 percent in 2005.
Studies also dermo- Research shows that for young
strate that children children every extra hour of daily
between the ages of television can increase the risk of
8 and 18 spend an attention deficit disorder symptoms
average of 6.5 hours by2percent.
per day with elec-
tronic media. For young kids, every hour of extra TV
increases the likelihood of their developing attention-
deficit, hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by age 7, by 10
percent. Remaining in modern, sealed buildings all day
also increases the prevalence of allergies and asthma
because of molds, mildews and allergens that aren't
"aired out."
Many parents want their kids away from the electron-
ic babysitters the television, DVDs, iPods, Nintendos

www. dcadvocate.net

Thursday January 8, 2009




ORLANDO, Fla. -.The
Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) of-
fers advice to University of
Florida fans navigating
Florida roadways call 511,
Florida's free traffic infor-
mation system. FDOT's 511
system allows callers to ac-
cess real-time road condi-
tions, congestion and con-
struction updates. By dial-
ing 511, Gator fans can stay
informed on the roadways,
plan alternative routes/and
arrive early January 8 to
support their team in the
BCS National Champi-
onship game in Miami.

'Approximately 75,000 peo-.
ple wil travel to Dolphin
Stadium for the BCS Nation-
al Championship. With the
game on a work day, the po-
tential for heavy traffic in-
creases as teams, media and
fans travel to the stadium
and workers head home,"
said Larry Wahl, Vice Presi-
dent, media and public rela-
tions, Orange Bowl Commit-
fee. "The Orange Bowl Com-
mittee encourages everyone
to plan accordingly, allow
extra time to reach their
destinations and be pre-
pared to take alternate

The free Statewide 511 sys-
tem is available for all inter-
state highways and Flori-
da's Turnpike. As long as a
caller is within Florida, the
511 system can be reached
on any cell phone or land-
line, regardless of area code
or service provider while
traveling. Once in the Mia-
mi area, callers can get de-
tailed regional traffic infor-
mation on roads leading to
the stadium, such as 1-75, I-
95, 1-595 and Florida's Turn-

Receive Free



Charles Myrick the Presi-
dent of American Consul-
tants Rx (also online at
sultantsrx.com) announced
the re-release of the Ameri-
can Consultants Rx comrinu-
nity service project which
consist of millions of free
discount prescription cards
being donated to thousands
of not for
rches,etc. in an effort to as-
sist the uninsured,underin-
sured,and seniors deal with
the high cost of prescription
drugs, One of the main loca-
tions in the Fort Myers,FL
area that received an initial
donation of American Con-
sultants Rx free prescrip-
tion cards is the Realtor As-
sociation of Greater Fort
Myers and the Beach. The
S American Consultants Rx
cards are to be given free to
anyone in need of help
curbing the high cost of pre-
scription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, un-
stable economics, and the
'mounting cost of prescrip-
*tions, American Consul-
tants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a
(ACIRX) an Atlanta based
company was born in 2004.
The ACRX discount pre-
scription card program was
created and over 25 million
discount prescription cards
were donated to the commu-
nities across the country
free of charge between 2004-

Before leaving, travelers can
visit www.FL511.com and
customize their travel route
on major roads, such as 1-75
and 1-95. When a phone
number is registered, the
511 system recognizes the
user and provides the op-
tion to hear traf-
fic details for the
trips first.

511 Tips

1. Speak as
clearly as possi-
ble and minimize
any background
noise including
radios and open
2. Say "other parts of the
state" to transfer to Flori-
da's regional 511 services.
3. Say "help" for instruc-
4. Say "next," "previous,"
"stop" or "repeat" to navi-
gate through the phone
menus more quickly
5. Say "main menu" at any
time to start over.
6. Say "feedback" to report
congestion not already men-
tioned on 511.
7. Interrupt 511 at any
time if you already know
your selection.

FDOT's Statewide 511

Since The Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation
(FDOT) launched the first
511 system in Florida in
2002, Florida's 511 systems
have received more than 25
million calls from travelers
seeking information rang-
ing from commuter travel
times to lane closures and
severe weather affecting
traffic. In 2009, FDOT will
combine the regional 511
systems into one, seamless
Statewide 511 system to bet-
ter serve Florida travelers.
Florida is a national leader
in providing up-to-date trav-
el information to drivers
through the free 511 Travel
Information System. The
statewide network draws on
hundreds of CCTV traffic
surveillance cameras,
countless road sensors and
other traffic information
gathering tools to gather
traffic data. FDOT provided
the free 511 Travel Informa-
tion System to reduce con-
gestion and keep residents
and visitors safe on Flori-
da's roads. For more infor-
mation, visit FL511.com or

The ACRX cards will offer
Discounts of name brand
'drugs of up to 40% off and
up to 60% off of generic
drugs. They also possess no
eligibility requirements, no
forms to fill out, or expira-
tion date as well .One card
will take care of a whole
family. Also note that the
ACRX cards will come to or-
ganizations already pre-acti-
vated .The cards are good at
over 50k stores from Wal-
Sgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd's,
Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and
many more. Any one can
use these cards but we are
focusing on those who are
uninsured, underinsured, or
on Medicare.

American Consultants Rx
made arrangements online
for the ACRX card to be
available at
I tantsrx.com where it can be
downloaded as well. This
arrangement has been made
to allow organizations an
avenue to continue assisting
their clients in the commu-
nity until they receive their
orders of the ACRX cards.
ACRX made it possible for
future request to be made
from online as well. Ameri-
can Consultants Rx is Work-
ing diligently to assist as
many people and organiza-
tions as possible. It should
be noted that while many
other organizations and
companies place a cost on
their money saving cards,
American Consultants Rx
does not believe a cost
should be applied, just to as-
sist our fellow Americans.
American Consultants Rx
states that it will continue
to strive to assist those in



No one minds meeting up
with Jack Frost while they
are enjoying outdoor winter
sports, but no one wants
hilf to nip at their nose
while they are still inside.
Did you know that if you
are renting an apartment or
mobile home under Florida
Statute 83.51 your landlord
is required to provide you
with heat during the win-
ter? If your landlord does
not provide heat during the
winter months, tenants have.
options under Florida law.

One option is very simple:
Florida law allows a tenant
to send a "Rent Withholding
Letter" to the landlord. Our
office may be able to provide
you with a form you can
use. The letter may be hand
delivered to the landlord at
least seven (7) days before
the next rent payment is
due. If the letter is mailed,
then tenants need to allow
an additional five (5) days
for delivery, so they would
need to mail it at least 12
days before the next rent
payment is due. Tenants
should make a copy of their
letter and purchase the
"proof of mailing" service
from the post office (for ap-
proximately a $1.00).

We DO NOT advise tenants
to use Certified Mail. A
landlord can refuse certified
mail or just not claim it. If
that happens, then the ten-
ant has not delivered the let-
ter as required by the law
and has to start the process

'~" ^ "

Do You
Have Questions About Medicare?

Do you have questions about Medicare, Medicaid,
Supplemental Insurance, Part D Prescription Drug
Plans, or Medicare Billings? If you do, come see
SHINE, a volunteer program with the Florida.De-
partment of Elder Affairs. SHINE provides free, un-
biased and
confidential assistance. If you cannot come to a site
or want to know a site close to you, call the Elder
Helpline at 1-800-262-2243. SHINE's next site is on:

Fri, January 16th 10:00-Noon
Branford Public Library

Wed, January 28th 10:00-Noon
Trenton Public Library

Wed, Janaury 28th 2:00-4:00
Cross City Public Library



Headed Through Gilchrist County

all over. Tenants cannot
just stop paying rent with-
out following this proce-
dure. If' they do, then the
landlord can legally evict
them for non-payment of
rent. However, if the tenant
follows this procedure, the
landlord cannot evict them
for non-payment of the rent.
If you are renting an apart-
mert or mobile home and
your landlord is not provid-
ing heat during the winter
months, you may wish to
contact an attorney

The foregoing advice is pro-
vided by the lawyers at
Three Rivers Legal Ser-
vices, Inc., a non-profit cor-
poration that receives funds
from various local agencies
and individuals, as well as
from the federal govern-
ment through Legal Ser-
vices Corporation (QSC).
For specific advice on your
particular situation, we sug-
gest that you consult with a
lawyer of your choosing. If
you cannot afford a lawyer,
you may call your local legal
services office to find out if
you qualify for free, quality
legal assistance.

If you live in Alachua, Bak-
er, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy
or Union counties, call our
Gainesville office at (352)
372-0519. If you live in Co-
lumbia,,Dixie, Hamilton,
Lafayette, Madison, Suwan-
nee, or Taylor counties, call
our Lake City office at (386)
752-5960. If you live in Clay,
Duval, Nassau or St. Johns
counties, call our Jack-
sonville office at (904) 394-

Page 10

In the aftermath of the plunging stock market, retail
closures, corporate cutbacks, and thousands of lost
jobs, many small non-profit organizations, Operation
Migration (OM) among them, find themselves facing
a financial crisis.

Not unlike retailers who rely on a pre and post holi-
day surge in sales to make their year, charitable
groups count on the giving spirit of the season, and
the attractiveness of a last minute tax deductible re-
ceipt, to replenish their coffers and carry them into
the New Year.

Being virtually 100% funded through small founda-
tions and individual donations, Operation Migration,
whose air-
craft are
leading a
cohort of
T. endangered


.s""' -, -d "The stock

necl cine has
S' eroded the
-' incme re-
.lied on by
Many foun-
,dations for
n ... their grant
o 'Co programs,
S,. and individ-
S:uals find
i themselves
; :with fewer,
S ..:* :,. and in some
cases, no
tionary or
1. charitable
dollars left
in their.
said CEO
Joe Duff. "For Operation Migration, the shortfall
from these customary mainstays jeopardizes our abil-
ity to continue our work safeguarding this magnifi-
cent species from extinction.

Using ultralight aircraft, each year since 2001 the OM
migration team has taught a new'generation of en-
dangered Whooping cranes a migration route be-
tween Wisconsin and Florida.: The twelve person crew
departed Necedah, WI October 17th, 2008 with four-
teen young Whooping cranes following four ultralight

Due to poor weather, OM's aircraft and the young
Whoopers in the 'Class of 2008' they are leading south
are currently stuck on the ground in Chilton County,
Alabama with the last third of their 1,285 mile jour-
ney still to go. Their flight plan shows them going
right through Gilchrist County on their way to Chas-
sahowitzka NWR.

'MileMaker', the giving program that covers the cost
of Operation Migration's annual Whooping crane mi-
gration, is 287 miles short of making ends meet. To
date, MileMakeir sponsors have donated enough funds
to cover 998 miles-leaving 287 miles unsponsored.
Based on the previous year's expenses, the cost of
sponsorship in 2009 worked out to $52 for a quarter
mile; $104 for a half mile; and, $208 for one mile.

"So far, only two of our seven flyway states have had
all their air miles sponsored,".said Liz Condie, Opera-
tion Migration's Director of Fund Development.
"Wisconsin and Georgia are each fully sponsored,"
she said, "but we stillhave 61 miles not covered in
Illinois; 24 in Kentucky; 37 in Tennessee; 123 in Alaba-
ma; and 41 miles in Florida."

"Despite the tough economic times, we are hopeful
that the many folks along our new, more westerly mi-
gration route will become supporters and come to our
rescue," Condie said. "Not only is the Whooping
crane reintroduction a compelling success story, the
outcome of our work is a wildlife legacy to future

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Page 11

Thursday January 8, 2009

Legals, etc.




By Donna Maitland
Social Security District Manag-
er, Gainesville, Fl

The New Year is a time for
many people to make resolu-
tions for the year ahead.

In past years, Social Security
has suggested resolutions such
as to plan ahead for your retire-
ment, check your Social Securi-
ty Statement, and safeguard
your Social Security card and
number. This year, we'd like to
turn the tables and pledge to
you our own resolutions as an
agency In 2009 Social Security
resolves to ...

Make it easy to plan your retire-
ment online: Our online Retire-
ment Estimator is rated the
best online service in govern-
ment. You just answer a few
identifying questions and the
estimator will use your earn-
ings record to automatically
give you an accurate estimate of
your future retirement benefits.
You can change variables (such
as when you'd like to retire and
how much you expect to earn in
the future) to see different re-
tirement amounts. This should
be the first step and a regular
check point for planning a com-
fortable retirement. Just go to

Make it easier to apply for re-
tirement benefits online: This
year, improvements to our on-
line retirement application
make it easier than ever before
to apply for retirement benefits.
Because the improved applica-
tion is streamlined and only
shows questions applicable to
you, it can take as little as 15
minutes to complete the entire
application from start to finish.
And in many cases, once you
click the "sign now" button, All


For the 2008-2010 leg-
islative term, new
State Representative
Leonard Bembry (D-
Greenville), has been
given committee as-
signments that he says
will make him effec-
tive in protecting con-
stituents of House
District 10.

He will serve as a
member on the Natur-
al Resources Appro-
priations Committee,
the Agriculture & Natural
Resources Policy Commit-
tee, the Economic Develop-
ment Policy Committee, and
the State & Community Col-
leges & Workforce Policy

Bembry expressed his joy in
the appointments and said,
"I am excited that Speaker
Sansom has placed this con-
fidence in me. With my long-
time background in farming
and business, I feel I can ef-
fectively steer solid ideas by
working with my colleagues
to make good things happen
for the state."

Rep. Bembry has also filed
his first House Bill for the
2009 Legislative Session. It
is HB 109-and is titled Clini-
cal, Counseling, and Psy-
chotherapy Services. The
legislation will assist li-
censed clinical social work-
ers to better monitor the
mental health of their

you have to do is wait for the
payments to begin arriving
every month. To apply for re-
tirement online go to www.so-
Make it easier to keep up with
the latest news about Social Se-
curity: Keeping up with news
events, changes, and important
information about Social Secu-
rity is now easier than ever. We
have two great ways for you to
receive Social Security news au-
tomatically You can receive an
email alert when new informa-
tion is added to our website by
subscribing to updates. Go to
www.socialsecuritygov and
click on the red envelope at the
top of our homepage. Yof can
choose to subscribe to all news
releases or subscribe to a spe-
cific topic on the web page, the
choice is yours. You can also
subscribe to our award-winning
electronic newsletter, Social Se-
curity eNews. Subscribe by go-
ing to
and selecting the "subscribe"
link on the right of the page.
Make it easier for you to do
business with Social Security:
Social Security provides you
with a variety of ways to do
business. Social Security now
offers many of its most popular
services online at www.socialse-
curitygov. You can also call us
toll free at 1-800-772-1213 and use
our automated services or talk
to a representative. And, you
can always stop by your local
Social Security office.

In 2009, and for many years to
come, the Social Security Ad-
ministration resolves to help
you learn more about Social Se-
curity and what it can do for
you. Remember, our web ad-
dress is www.socialsecuritygov.

This is a public notice to inform
Dozier Dowling, Cross City, that
rent on his or her unit is more
than 15 days delinquent. There
will be an auction on this unit on
January 31, 2009 at 9:00 am at
the Cross City Storage Facility.


clients and be able to get ad-
ditional help for their
clients by waiving confiden-
tial communications under
some circumstances.

Bembry commented, "Filing
my first bill is very exciting.
I am proud to be able to
serve the citizens of Florida
in this capacity where I be-
lieve I can make a differ-

"In this time of economic
hardship, our families are
struggling. Such stress will
oftentimes make someone
think in a way that they
would not under more nor-
mal conditions: Protecting
our citizens is paramount",
continued Bembry.

The 2009 Legislative Session
will begin on March 3, 2009;
however, legislators are in
Tallahassee January 5-16,
2009 for a Special Session on
the budget.


Bids for furnishing all labor, materi-
als, equipment, and services re-
quired for the Work known as
Cross City Fire Damaged D-Build-
,ing, Cross City Florida will be re-
ceived until 1:00 PM local time on
29 January 2009 at the office of
the Housing Authority (PHA) indi-
cated below. At this time and
place all bids received will be pub-
licly opened and read aloud.

Without force and effect on the
Bidding Documents and the pro-
posed Contract Documents, the
work required is briefly described
as: Complete modernization of
one D-Building consisting of one
two bedroom unit and one four
bedroom unit and associated work.

The work required is fully de-
scribed in the Bidding Documents
consisting of the Project Manual
and the Drawings.

Proposed Contract forms, Draw-
ings and Project Manual are on file
in the office of the Consultant, Mr.
Randall O'Barr, Post Office Box
357, Baldwin, Georgia 30511, tele-
phone (706) 206-1725 or (678)
231-0675. Bidding Documents
may be obtained by providing a
$35.00 per set of Documents to
the Consultant, do not contact the
PHA. No partial sets will be is-
sued. Checks should be made
payable to Mr. Randall O'Barr and:
mailed to the above address. In-
formation regarding this Project, in-
cluding a list of the Plan Holders
will be provided upon request.

Each bid shall include Bid Guaran-
tee in an amount equal to five per-
cent of the Bid. Provide as a certi-
fied check or bank draft payable to
the PHA; U.S. Government Bonds,
or as a properly executed Bid
Bond with surety acceptable to the
PHA. A Surety Company executing
the Bid Bond must be authorized
to transact business in the Project
State, and must appear on the
most current U.S. Treasury Depart-
ment's Circular No. 570. The suc-
cessful bidder is required to pro-
vide satisfactory Performance and
Payment Bonds prior to execution
of the Agreement.

Refer to provisions for equal em-
ployment opportunities and pay-
ment of not less than minimum
salaries and wages indicated in the
Project Manual.

Each bid shall include THE
1. A properly executed Bid
2. A properly executed Bid
3. A properly executed
Non-Collusive Affidavit.

Small businesses and minority
firms are urged to submit propos-
als. Certification as a Minority-
business Enterprise (or number of
partners, shareholders, employees
who are members of minority clas-
sification or are women) should be
included in the Bid proposal. Re-
fer to Articles 38, 39 and 40 of The
General Conditions.

The PHA reserves the right to re-
ject any and all bids, and to waive
irregularities and formalities in the
bidding. No bids may be with-
drawn for a period of sixty days
subsequent to the opening of bids
without PHA consent.

Northwest Florida Regional Hous-
ing Authority Housing Au-
thority (PHA)
Post Office Box 218 (5302 Brown
Graceville, Florida 32440


Who would be free
themselves must
strike the blow.
Better even to die
free than to live
--Frederick Douglass

IN H IIT lI -I-5

CASE NO. 08-80-CA



TO RBMG, INC., last known ad-
dress: 9710 Two Notch Road, Co-
lumbia, SC 34668; Kevin L.
Drescher, residence unknown, last
known address: 183 Devere,
Sparks, NV 89431 and PO Box
360, Sparks, NV 89431; and Janet
L. Roberts, residence unknown,
ast known address: 289 Shady
Oaks St., Lake Orion, MI 48362 if
alive, and if dead, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
reditors and all other parties
laiming by, through, under or
gainst them; and all unknown nat-
ural persons if alive, and if dead or
not known to be dead or alive, their
everal and respective unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees
nd creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through or under those
unknown natural persons, and, and
he several and respective un-
known assigns, successor in inter-
st, trustees or any other person
claiming, by, through, under or
gainst any corporation or other le-
gal entity named or identified as a
defendant; and all claimants, per-
sons or parties, natural or corpo-
rate, or whose exact legal status is
unknown, claiming under any of the
above named or described defen-
dants or parties or claiming to have

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any rights, title or interest in and to
the lands herein after described.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet and confirm title of plaintiff
in and to personal property located
in Dixie County, Florida:
A 2001 Jaguar HS mobile home,
Vehicle ID Numbers: GMH-
GA4130128012A and GMH-

has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it
on John T. Bouland, plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is PO Box
2228, Ocala, Florida, 34478, on or
before February 5, 2009, and file
the original with the clerk of this
court either before service on plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint of petition.

ABILITIES: If you are a person with
a disability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
Court Administration at the Dixie
County Courthouse Center, 214
N.E. Highway 351, Cross City,
Florida at 352-498-1200 within 2
working days of your receipt of this
Notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
Dated December 23, 2008
Dana Johnson, Clerk of the Court
By: Karen Leverett, Deputy Clerk


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Road to Freedom

Starting as early as'Columbus' first journey to the New World,Africans
began arriving on the shores of North America. However, in the early
1600s,they began to come as slaves instead of citizens.The colonists
bought and traded Africans who were brought to the Americas by slave
traders, treated them like property and used them as laborers and servants
in the South.The slaves worked long and hard and had no rights.

Eventually people began to speak out against this.While some slave
owners quietly freed slaves or treated them well, most of them did not. In
the late 1700s,some slates in the North like Pennsylvania made slavery
illegal.Slaves who ran away from their masters went to these states. To
help them, many sympathetic people relied on a system called the
Underground Railroad.This system used special signals and brave people
to hide and transport runaway slaves to the North where they would be safe
and free. By 1800, although the slave trade between Africa and the United
States had been made illegal, slaves could still be traded inside the United

In the 1860s, President Abraham Lincoln declared that all slaves were free.
In the northern states,African-Americans had already been free.The
southern states refused to follow Lincoln, though, and civil war broke out.
When the dust settled.the northern states had won and the slaves were free.
After years of slavery,though, they were not treated as equals yet. In many
states,there were separate places for "whites" and "blacks." This is called
segregation. The "black" people were supposed to be separate but equal,
but they usually did.not get equal treatment due to racism.

In the mid-1900s, the Civil Rights Movement made some major progress.
Thanks to people like Rosa Parks and Reverend Martin Luther King,Jr.,
everyone was finally able to go to the same schools,eat at the same
restaurants and see the same movies.Today,African-Americans have come
a long way from their introduction to the colonies:' hey have eamed
respected roles in the arts.business, sports and even the White House

An easy-to-learn African game

Mancala is a two-player game known by many names in Africa and played all
over the continent. To play this game, you will need the bottom half of an empty
egg carton, two small bowls and 48 beans or pebbles. The egg carton should
have two rows of six holes. Start by putting four beans in each empty hole.
Then sit across from your opponent with the egg carton between you and
decide who gets to go first.

The first player will choose one group of beans from a hole on their side of the
egg carton, take the beans from that hole and put one in the next hole to the
left. Then they will put the next one in the
next hole and so on. When they drop
the last bean, they will take the beans
from that hole and put them in their
bowl. The beans will now be in their
"bank." Then it is the other player's
turn. They will do the same thing. The
two of you will keep taking turns until
all of the beans are in bowls. You will
then count the beans to see who has
the most. The person with the most
beans is the winner.


The Dixie Soil and Water Con-
servation District Board will
hold an Annual Supervisor's
Training on Thursday, January
15, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. at Akins
BBQ Restaurant, Bell, Florida.

A copy of the agenda may be
obtained by calling Darlene
Smith at (352) 486-2672 x 3.


The Dixie County Transportation
Disadvantaged Board meeting
scheduled for Wednesday, January
14, 2009 has been rescheduled
due to a scheduling conflict. The
Board will meet Wednesday, Janu-
ary 21, 2009 at 10:30 am.,

We apologize for any inconve-
nience that this may have caused
you. If you have any questions,
please call me at 1-800-226-0690
ext. 110.


PO BOX 609

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: 200996
JUNE 1,2002

Description of Property:



SONTON, FL 33534

WARNING: Said property being in
the County of Dixie, State of Flori-
da. Unless such certificate shall
be redeemed according to law the
property described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the highest
bidder at'the Dixie County Court-
house on JANUARY 27, 2009 at
11:00 A.M.

December 29, 2008
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
Candace L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk


Description of Property:

Parcel No. 17-08-14-6876-0004-

2.57 ACRES 17 8 14 TRACT 4D
IN ORB 77 PP 348-50 ORB 251 P
756 & 758

Subject to the restrictions of


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Obituaries and Faith

r Mattie AvonJohnson

MRS. MATTIE AVON JOHNSON of Cross City passed
away Thursday, January 1, 2009 at the Cross City Rehab.
She was 89 years of age. Mrs. Johnson was born in
Williston, Florida on November 20, 1919 to Dennis and
Lonie Gilley She owned and operated, along with her
husband, David Johnson, Johnson's Mari-
na in Suwannee for 25 years until she
sold it to Bill Miller in 1970. She had a
heart for those in need and an ear for
those needing to talk. She enjoyed
fishing, growing flowers, shelling
peas, cooking and she loved her
grandchildren. She was a Baptist.

She is survived by sons, John "BoBo"
(Sharon) Summers of Old Town and Bo
(Judy) Summers of Bell;-daughter, Bar-
bara (Ronnie) Williams of Cross City; sis-
ter, Mary Ingram of Cross City; 4 grandchild
great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her
husband David Johnson and son Merlon Summers.

Graveside funeral services were held Saturday, January 3,
2009 at 4:30 PM at the Old Town Cemetery with Rev. Bobby
Bryan officiating.

Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida 352-498-5400.
I'm Free

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God laid for me
I took His hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play
Tasks left undone, must stay that way
I've found that peace at close of day.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with rememberedjoy
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Ah yes, these things, too, I will miss.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief
Lift up your heart and share with me
He wanted me now: He set me free..

r Grady Garner Tumlin

MR. GRADY GARNER TUMLIN of Old Town passed away
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at Shands of UF after a long
illness. He was 79. Mr. Tumlin was born in Fulton Coun-
ty, Georgia on March 21, 1929. He moved to Steinhatchee
and then to Old Town from Atlanta in 1968. He served
many years as an EMS volunteer in Taylor and Dixie
County and was instrumental in starting the volunteer
ambulance services in Steinhatchee and Jena. He loved
woodworking and making toys for children. He was a
member of the Capital View Masonic Lodge in Atlanta,
GA and Scrub Creek Baptist Church in Old Town.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy "Dot"
Tumlin of Old Town; sons, William Eugene Tumlin of
Steinhatchee, Grady Laurance Tumlin and Thomas Doyle
Tumlin, both of Old Town; daughter, Gayle Aurelia Burks
of Whitesburg, GA; 15 grandchildren and 15 great grand-

Funeral Services were held Friday January 2, 2009 at 4:00
PM at the Scrub Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Archie
Knowles officiating. Burial followed at Scrub Creek Bap-
tist Church Cemetery. A visitation was held at the church
one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick
|Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, FL 352-498-5400.
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First Baptist
Church of Stein-

Pastor Leon has had this
flu virus and we wish to
thank Garry Lamb for .
speaking at last Wednesday's
services! GOD wants us to
use our spiritual gifts to
help others in the church!
Thank you for this Bro. Gar-
ry! Also we want to thank
the Chris and Dana Brigalia
family for inviting everyone
to their home for a News
Years Social! The fun, fel-
lowship and food was great!!
What a wonderful way to

start 2009!
Our folks celebrating
their birth in December
were: Carolyn Mitchell,
John (Bear) Berg, Mary Kate
Mitchell, Lylah Cooper, Ja-
son Ogden, Cycless Gorlews-
ki, Leon Holden 1, and Ken-
ny Morrow! We wonder
which ones are "aged to per-
fection"? ha ha hee hee
Our Adult Mixed Sun-
day School Classes are on
the seventh lesson, as we
learn why we believe the
King James Version is the
first and only true version of
the Bible! Come on at 10:00
A.M. and join us for this
study! Also a special "thank

Please study the plan of


Hebrews 5:9, 11:6 John 14:6
Romans 1:16 Acts 4:12
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Romans 10:9-10 Matthew 10:32-33
Matthew 28:18-19
Romans 6:3-7 John 3:1-5
Acts 2:36-41 Acts 8:30-39
Mark 16:15-16 1 Peter 3:21

Colossians 2:11-13, 1:13-14
Galations 1:6-9
Hebrews 4:12
2 Corinthians 5:10

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

We love you and ask that
you pass this on.

God Will Bless You

Evelyn Lena Brown Carmichael

passed away at the age of 89 Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at
her daughters home in High Springs. A homemaker and moth-
er, Mrs. Carmichael enjoyed flowers, gardening, crocheting and
was known for her biscuit making. She was a member of the
Eastern Star, Woodman of the World, Steinhatchee Garden
Club and Fellowship Baptist Church.
She is survived by her sons, Lamar (Marilyn) Carmichael of
High Springs and Richard Carmichael of Steinhatchee; daugh-
ters, Gail (Irvin) Bowdoin of Lexington, SC and Paula (Jim)
Parker of High Springs; 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchil-
dren and 1 great-great grandchild. Her husband Willard P.
Carmichael preceded her in death.
Funeral Services will be held at the Fellowship Baptist Church
in Steinhatchee Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 11:00 AM with
Rev. Ron Coward officiating. Burial will follow at Waters
Memorial Cemetery in Steinhatchee. The family will receive
friends for a visitation at the church one hour prior to the ser-

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



David CecilJones

MR. DAVID CECIL JONES, SR. of Cross City passed away
Monday, January 5, 2009 at Haven Hospice in Chiefland af-
ter a long illness. He was 66. Born in Shamrock, Florida,
Mr. Jones was a lifelong resident of Cross City. He served
in the United States Navy during the
Vietnam War and was a member of
the Shamrock Lodge #268 and the
Mordcco Shrine Temple. He man-
aged the Jones Dry Goods Store
for many years. After the store
closed, he worked shut-downs at
various mills around the Country
He was a member of the First
Baptist Church in Cross City.

He is survived by his son David Ce-
cil (Tia) Jones, Jr. of Palatka; daugh-
ters Diane (Tim) Lord of Old Town
and Dee Dee (Mike) Miles of Palatka,
Florida; parents Vessie and Luther Mills of Cross City
and 7 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 8, 2009 at
3:00 PM at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home with Rev.
Mike Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Cross City
Cemetery A visitation will be held at the funeral home
one hour prior the service.

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

you" for those preparing,
buying or bringing snacks
for our Sunday School hour:
Marsha and Vince
Marchant, Marcia Craig,
Kristin Mitchell, Chris &
Dana Brigalis, Tina
Mitchell and Lawrence Cole-
man! They were de-o-li-ci-
The Gospel group" The
Crimsom Flow" will be here
on January 25th for both
A.M. and P.M. services!
Come join us for a blessing!
Please come worship with
us...perfect people need not
apply! Just come as you are!
We especially pray for
the Bummy Williams family,
Marcia Craig, Little Quade
Holden, Bill Cummins, Jean
Philman, Officer Murrey,
Marty Grimes, Janice Mor-
row, the Ed Hoover family
and the un-spoken men-
tioned Sunday!
Hey kids, our Awanna
Program stated back this
week! Come to the church
on Wednesday nights at 6:30
and have fun learning about
JESUS! Meet new friends,
share and laugh together!
Parents... our children are
gift from GOD! Please en-
courage your children, bet-
ter yet bring them! Let's re-
member: Tomorrow's world
will be shaped by what we
teach our children today!
For 2009 let us commit
or promise our hearts to
GOD! And rejoice in those
promises. Just call it joy...
let's not go through this
year, fussing, griping, com-
plaining or acting the mul-
ley-grubs! Just be positive,
thankful, happy, joyful,
thoughtful, considerate and
spread love and sunshine
for the next 360 days of the
year! Let JESUS'S light
shine through you! The
closer we are to GOD, the
more we will have a loving
heart for others!
always Sandy Coleman

Countryside C'hapel Pentecostal
Hwy 349 & County Road 351
Old Town, FL 32680
Worship Service Sunday 11am & 6pm
Reverend Calvin G. Conner, Jr.

Faith Baptist ;nurcn lNews

As we begin a new year, we at Faith want to wish you the
best of everything in 2009. If you know God, we pray that
you will let Him bless you and lead you through the coming
year. If you "don't" know Him, we sincerely pray that you
will get to know Him, come to church, call someone who
can help lead you to Him, or just fall on your knees and ask
God to forgive your sins and save you. He is waiting to hear
from you.

Our services today were beautiful, peaceful and full of the
Spirit of God moving among us. Bro. Jackie preached in
the morning service, but wasn't feeling well and Bro. Bobby
preached the evening service. The special music this morn-
ing was done by Tommy McQueen and in the evening ser-
vice Terry Gobel played his guitar and sang. The entire
services were great.

Our Awana's group starts again next Sunday night
(01/11/09) at 6:00 PM. Bring your children, your neighbor's
children and any other children you know and let them
learn about Jesus. We have lots of fine teachers who can
teach them all about Him.

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As 2009 gets fair underway, we at New Prospect wish every-
one a safe, productive, and happy new year with God's
blessings. In church news, our monthly Pastor/Deacons
meeting is scheduled for Monday evening, January 12th,
and our church Business Meeting for Wednesday evening,
January 14th.

This past Sunday, we were blessed once again to be in
church with brothers and sisters in Christ. What a joy it is
to listen to the beautiful songs by our choir and musicians,
followed by the never-ending fascination of God's messages
from His infallible Word. It was good to have Bro. Gene
Coons and his lovely wife Karen with us, as always. With
God's leadership, Bro. Gene delivered some powerful and
thought-provoking messages. We're pleased to note that
Bro. Billy continues to recuperate at home and, with every-
one's prayers and God's healing, we're looking forward to a
good and quick recovery for him.

We were pleased to have visitors with us Sunday, and invite
all who will to visit with us anytime, always. Please re-
member to be in prayer for the many folks on the various
church prayer lists, and any others whom you know to be in
need. Hope you're having a good week...'til next time, may
God bless and keep you safe.

New Prospect Baptist Church
US 19 Between Cross City & Old Town
Jesus is TheAnswer ForYour 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 ForAVsit. Stay ForA Ufetme."
Sunday Worship 10:30A
Wednesday Evening Service 7P
Kid Church -Ages 3-5 & 6-12
Pastor Jim Hurst
(352) 498-3023

\ First Baptist Church of Old Town Old Town United Methodist Church
"Welcome To God's House Won't You Come On In' US 19 Old Town
Sunday School 10A Morning Worship -11A Food Pantry Open 8am-11am, Mon -Thurs.
Evening Worship 6P 'Come Let Us Worship & Adore Him"
Wednesday Bible Study 7P' Sunday Worship 9:30A
Knock & the door will open, seek & you will fnd, ask & you will be Church School 11A
given life externally. 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 Stelnhatchee Welcomes You To Come & Worship With Us 5237 52 NE 147th St. (McArthur St)
"Lighthouse On The Gulf Sunday School 10:00A Sunday Bible Study -10:00 A
Sunday School 10A -Morning Worship 11A Sunday Morning Worship 11:00A Morning Worship 11:00 A
Evening Worship 6P Sunday Evening Worship 6:00P Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7:00 P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P Awana 6:30 Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00P
Pastor Leon Holden Pastor Troy Hare
(352) 498-2108' (352) 542-8222

First Baptist Church of Horseshoe Beach Scrub Creek Baptist Church Cross City Church of God
25 Main Street Horseshoe Beach, FL Located 6 Miles East on CR 351 Kenneth Street Cross City
Where God's Word Is Changing Lives" "A Friendly Church With A Welcome Spirit*" Proclaiming The Full Gospel For All People"
Children's Church 10:30A. Morning Worship 10:30A
Bible Study 10A Worship 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 HourAdult & Teen Ministry,
Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer 7P Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P Boy's Brigade & Girl'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
Fit United Methodist Church SeventhDay Adventist Church 100 Parker Street Cross City
22 NE 138th St Cross City Cross City In the Heart of Dixie Co., with Dixie Co. at Heartd
"Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors" "Welcomes You Where Jesus is Lord" Sunday School 10A Morning Worship 11A
The People of The United Methodist Church 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
I mile South of Cross City Hwy 19 CR 55A(Between Cross City & Old Town)
s1 mie South of Cross City Hwy 19
Sunday School 10:15 "The Church With An Open Door"
Church 11:00 SundaySchool-9:45A Morming Worship 11A
Weds. MoCrn 1 r r Evening Worship -77P
SWeds. Morning Prayer Mid-Week Bible Study -Wednesday -7P
Pastor Charles & Jackie Bechtold
Rev. Jackie Pettrey, Pastor
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-Morning Prayer 9:15A Sunday School 9:45A Sunday Morning 10:30A Sunday Evening 6P Sunday c hildren's Church 11A
Morning Worship 11A Evening Worship 7P Tuesday, Intercessory Prayer 7:30P Sunday Evening 7P Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Wednesday-Prayer Meeting 7P Thursday Night 7:30P
Bible Study, Mission Friends, RA's, GA's Rev. Mrvin & Janice Parsle
Pastor Wayne Allen Pastor Theadus & Benita Corbin Re 49 3366
(352) 498-5617 (352) 498-5837 (352)498-3366
l clrabb haltlst church Holy Cross Catholic Mission [Ro 13:8] Let no debt remain
7391 NE 349 Hwy--Corner of 349N/351A Hwy 19 South of Cross Cityoutstanding, except the
Bruce Sullivan, Pastor, Mass Sundays -11:30 am
ST n 2207 Confessions-Sundays 10:45-11:15am continuing debt to love one
Old Town: 542-2207 CCD Every Wednesday 6:00- 7:15 pm
Sunday School 9:45 AM; Church 11:00 am At St. John the Evangelist In Chlefland another, for he who loves his
Sunday night 6:00 P Discipleship Training 7:00 pm Svc. Grades Pr-K thru High Schoolll man h fulfill th law
Wednesday night 5:30-8:00-AWANA Rosary Every Tuesday 300 pm
Wednesday Night 7:00 PM Bible Study Rosary EveryTuesday n
Van Ministry Bro. Foy Cell 356-2294 (352) 493-9723


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