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Briefs

United Christian
Services will be
distributing
Commodities on
Thursday, January 22
and Friday the 23,
starting at 9:30 a.m.

BOYD STAFF HOLDS
OFFICE HOURS IN
CROSS CITY

CROSS CITY-A mem-
ber of Congressman
Allen Boyd's (D-North
Florida) staff will be
visiting Cross City this
Thursday, January 15,
2009, so the people of
Dixie County have the
opportunity to discuss
issues of concern.

Thursday, January
15, 2009
10:00am 12:00pm
County Commission
Board Room
In the Courthouse

MLK Day Pakade
Monday
at 12:00 Noon,
ending at the
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Kawasaki Disease has ab-
solutely nothing to do with
motorcycles at all. Discov-
ered by Dr. Tomisaku
Kawasaki in Japan in 1967,
the devastating illness still
has doctors baffled.

While it was previously
thought that there was some
connection to carpet clean-
ing chemicals and the dis-
ease, that idea has been
largely cast off. Many people,
some of them doctors, do
still believe that carpet
cleaners do cause the syn-
drome.

Symptons of Kawasaki
Disease include: High-grade
fever (greater than 102F; of-
ten as high as 1040F) that
normally lasts for more than
5 days if left untreated, red


THE KAWASAKI KID Bears send bulldogs back


to the pound


by Angel Lee

The Varsity Bears tok to the court for their bout with the
Bulldogs. The Bears were determined not to let this one get
away, and played a great game With 3:30 left in the first the
Bearsoheld a small lead over the Bulldogs 9-6, but the Bull-
dogs clawed back and tied the game at 11 with 1:27 left in
the 1st quarter. The Bears regained the lead with 4:06 left in
the 2nd, leading 22-19 and never looked back. At halftime,
the Bears were winning 31-28.

See BEARS, page 5


JV Bears lose Rough One


On The Road


By Angel Lee

-On January 6th,
both the JV and.Var-
sity Basketball
teams took to the
road as they traveled
to Taylor County to
take on the Bulldogs.
The JV team got the
games'started, but
struggled during the
1st quarter as the
Bulldogs led 17-10 at
the end of the 1st.
The struggles con-
tinued for the JV
Bears, as they were
trailing 40-14 at half-
time. The Bears
could never get their
rhythm going, and
were defeated by the
Bulldogs by a
painful score of 70-
26. Ouch.


Not just for couch cushions anymore:

Change coming to Cross City


eyes without
pus or drainage, bright red,
chapped, or cracked lips red
mucous membranes in the
mouth,strawberry tongue,
white coating on the tongue
or prominent red bumps on
the back of the tongue, red
palmsof the hands and the
soles of the feet rash which
may take many forms, but
not blister-like, on the trunk,
swollen lymph nodes (fre-
quently only one lymph node
is swollen), particularly in
the neck area, joint pain and
swelling, frequently symmet-
rical, irritability rapid heart
beat, peeling palms and soles
(later in the illness), peeling
may begin around the nails,
and beau's lines (transverse
grooves on nails).

The most potentially dAm-


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aging effect of the disease is
that it causes a patient's ar-
teries to swell dangerously,
possibly causing a heart at-
tack, and commonly causing
lasting damage to the cardio-
vascular system. There is a
treatment f6r the disease, in-
travenous injection of gam-
ma globulins (antibody-car-
rying blood plasmids), which
has a very high success rate.
The frightening part is this:
There is no laboratory test
for the disease. Doctors seem
to be largely unaware of the
syndrome, due, it would
seem to its low occurrence
rate. Detection of Kawasaki
Disease is entirely clinical,
that is, a doctor who is famil-
iar with the symptoms must
happen by. Often, Kawasaki
disease is misdiagnosed
See KAWASAKIKID, pg 7


On Tuesday, January 6, 2009 a minor traffic accident occurred on Highway 19 involving
three vehicles. Although all three vehicles were pretty well banged up, injuries were rel-
atively minor. The incident happened at about 3:30 PM. Dixie County EMS treated per-
sons injured in the collision. At least two people were transported for further treatment.
No fatalities were reported.



Arrest Made In Family Dollar Theft


INDEX

2..........Viewpoints
3...Law Enforcement
4....Announcements
5.................Hoops
6.............. Local
7......................Local
8......................School
9...............Stuff to Do
10.......................Local
11............Classifieds
12..............Local
13...............Legals
14......0bits& faith
15.......Entertainment
16..........In Closing


On December 13, 2008
at approximately 8:09
am, Deputies with the
Dixie County Sheriff's
Office responded to
the Family Dollar
Store located at 15858
SE 19 Highway in
Cross City The Store
Manger told the Com-
munications Center Ti
that the store had
been burglarized.

When Deputies arrived they
found that unknown person
or persons had cut an ap-
proximately three foot hole
in the back of the store.
Once inside the store the
suspects then gained access
to the safe, destroyed numer-


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ous items in the
store including vending ma-
chines, they also threw
items on the floor and ate
snacks during their time in-
side. The individuals took
an undisclosed amount of
US Currency The total
amount of damages is over
$8,500.

The Deputies
were able re-
trieve evidence
from the store.
Investigators
with the Sher-
iff's Office were
able to develop


numer-
ous leads in the case and
have arrested four individu-
als connected to the Bur-
glary. Arrested and charged
with Burglary, Grand Theft
and Criminal Mischief are
Josh Ponce age 16, Matthew
Wilson age 20, Aaron
Parsells age 18 and Timothie
Lambert age 18 all of-Cross
City As of this Press Re-
lease, Ponce had been re-
leased to his parents and
Lambert had posted bond.
Wilson and Parsells remain
in custody on no bond sta-
tus.


New City
Council mem-
bers and May-
or Glanton
were welcomed
to an unusual
packed house
Monday night.
People leaned
against the
walls in the back of the
room and kids sat on the
floor while new and return-
ing City Council Members
and Officials were sworn
into office. Mrs. Kay Hard-
en was then elected as Presi-
dent, and Ms. Dot Smith was
elected Vice-President

The first order of business
was to select a temporary
replacement for Marcellus
Dawson, who has been sus-
pended from office. New
councilwoman Dot Smith
made the first motion of her
term by nominating Clay
Locklear, who was defeated
in the last election by only a
few votes, and who seemed
to be the obvious choice.
Veteran Councilman Rick
Gooding stated that he need-
ed some more time for con-
sideration due to the effect
an appointment might have
on the 2 year/4 year election
cycle and the ranking status
of sitting Council members,


and a five minute break was
called. After the break, and
quiet discussions between
Mr. Gooding and new Coun-
cilman Scott Gantt, no sec-
ond was received and it was
decided to hold the matter
over until the next meeting.

As President, Mrs. Harden
has no vote except in the
event of a tie, which caused
what seemed to be a fairly
simple matter into a com-
plex and heated argument
that took up a large part of '
the meeting, Mr. Patel, own-
er of Smoke & Spirits, has
been attempting to get the
Council to remove restric-
tions that were placed upon
his business when he first
opened, years ago. Restric-
tions limited his ability to
display liquor bottles, his
opening days and hours,
prohibited him from build-
ing a drive-through window,
and even dictated the exact
location of his dumpster.
See CITY page 9


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Three Car Collison On Highway 19


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Israel and the Issue of survival
At one time, the liberal establishment, which then en-
joyed virtually total control of information to the public,
acted as if Israel could do no wrong. Their interest in Is-
rael's internal politics, particularly that country's elec-
tions, was mainly support for candidates willing to play
the negotiation game with the likes of Yasser Arafat;
but otherwise, the American dia were entirely sup-
portive of Israel's survival..

As at least some ofi us have learned since, this was some-
thing of aifol'si rranifd Theifast.is that Israelt enemies"
(vti~tharealsitlfet irieig t n ig6hbbos) don't Waitf eaceful
coexistence;'theywant-Isral'gohe; as in ceasing to exist,
and they make no secret of this priority Their leaders
boast that Israel has no right to the land it occupies and
must be destroyed; There is absolutely no room for com-
promise in the warped minds qf the Islamic radicals
wot controlthe forces of Hamas,and Hezbollah, or the
militant governments of Iran, Syria and Egypt, which
supply the Palestinian terrorists who do the dirty work.

After relinquishing the Gaza region in 2005--not what I'd
consider the best strategic move in Israel'shistory--Is-
rael founditself with a legion of militants on their
southern border who showed their appreciation for be-
ing ceded this territory by laughing rockets into Israel.
Like the suicide bombers Hamas also contributes to its
neighbor to the north, those launching the rockets are
attempting to hit civilian targets. And for their own pro-
tection, they locate in or adjacent to hospitals, schools
and residential areas. Brave lads, these;

Fortunately for Israel, their own casualties have been
minimal thus far. However one does not tolerate even a
poorly-aimed missile bombardment. One must assume
that the enemy's aim will improve over time if he is not
stopped, and so Israel has retaliated with better-aimed
rockets of its own. Collateral damage in the frin of
civilian casualties occur in Gaza only;because the mili-
tants choose to launch rockets from locations which
make this inevitable. If you waht to hit the enemy, you
have to hit him where he is at.

I've heard the term "proportional response" repeatedly
since the most recent round of hostilities began. Israel
is accused of throwing too much ordnance at the enemy,
particularly sice they started moving troops across the
border. The draft card burners among us seem to think
* Israel should not be inflicting more casualties than they
sustain. In other words, wait until one of the Hamas
rockets hits a school, then return fire-or maybe just file
a grievance with the UN.

I'm reminded of a wildlife feature I saw on TV a couple
of years ago. It showed a young cheetah who was obvi-
ously still learning the ropes going up to a big bull ele-
phant and judiciously declining to attack. Cats are
smart. And if they did dumb things in situations like
that, the species would not survive. Apply the same
rules to Islamic militants, and they would cease to be a
problem.

When I read all these pacifist platitudes, I wondered
where we'd be now if we bought into this "proportional
response" stuff in World War H. The Japanese hit us
hard at Pearl Harbor, but should we have settled for one
bombing raid on Tokyo, then sent Hirohito a note say-
ing, "We won't do this no more if you don't"?

Time magazine has joined the chorus, questioning
whether Israel can even survive. Israel can survive all
right, but not unless it quits listening to the flower chil-
dren whose sympathies have shifted to Israel's enemies.

Many years ago, when Israel was racking up one mili-
tary success after another, someone pointed out that Is-
rael can win lots of wars, but can only lose one. That
was never more true than it is Ight now.


Darned if they do, dead if they don't


by Kathy McKinney
With apologies to Ralph Peters of the New York Post, for
rowing.-and censoring-- his brilliant headline.)


Until the new episodes of Battlestar Galactica start airing
this week. (Hooray!), there's not much on television that I en-'
joy, so I've been watching the news. I've been watching it
too much, apparently, because now, every time my kids see a
bomb go off or an explosion, they ask me, "Is that Israel,
mama?" You've got to excuse them, because, well, heck, if
you watch the news fbr more than about fifteen minutes,
you're bound to see the latest re-hash of the whole Gaza fias-
co. It's on so much that it can get boring, and I just get to
the point where I don't care anymore. Does it do that to
you?

I'm no expert on The Middle East, but it seems fairly obvi-
ous to me that all of the gnashing of teeth and wailing
throughout the world over the plight of the
"poor Palestinians" is misplaced. These are "We do n
the same people, after all, who instead of We rejo
throwing Tupperware parties or going to ootto
school plays think it's a real good time to go
out into the street and scream "Death to Amer- strawia
ica." That's us, you know. They don't mean
George Bush, they don't mean "the U.S. Gov-
ernment," they mean you, me, our kids, your
Grandma Mildred, and everybody else who re- "We want to
fuses to convert to Islam or who stands in the rivals abo
Sway of their agenda to kick the world back lwlll estab
into the 12th century Alaska and
Alaska and
I don't mind that so much; everybody has to and f
have a hobby, I suppose. And really, I've spent Bew
entire weekends, rambling through the woods
with a bunch of fellow idiots, doing our best to -Ibrahm
re-create a fantasy ideal of the 12th century, so
I suppose I can't fuss. What surprises me,
though, is how many of our own people are
seemingly "on board" with the radical nuslim agenda, right
here in the United States. Things like the demonstration the
other day in south Florida where Americans were chanting
"Back into the ovens" at Jewish people make me queasy.
When I read Jimmy Carter's insane op-ed that claimed that
"Israel launched an attack in Gaza to destroy a defensive
tunnel being dug by Hamas," I had a few minutes of blind
rage. A defensive tunnel? RIGHT. Like that defensive tun-
nel that they dug to bring in Iranian missles to shoot at Is-
raeli towns, purely defensively, of course. (Isn't it time that
we charged Jimmy Carter with treason or espionage or be-
ing an embarassment to the country or something? Please?)

I got 'eall' mad Whefi 1ead d botit the video thiat'CNN' ire'-
theother, dayof, doctors., heroically, trying to save aPales-:.
tinian boy who was dying. The video was exposed as a total
hoax, perpetrated by the cameraman and his (very much
alive) 12-year old brother. The doctor faking CPR (badly...did
you see it? Who does CPR like that?) in the video, Mads
.Gilbert, is a radical Marxist from Norway who was exposed
as a shill for Hamas. Did CNN pull the video? Of course it
did. For about five minutes.

It's hard not to get upset by the video you see on television
of injured children, or the stories about civilian casualties.


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Stween the hours of Ii a.m. and 6 p.m. and make a contribution that
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Donors are asked to eat a healthy meal, particularly breakfast, and
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The bombing of the U.N. school in Gaza the other day now
has an estimated death toll of 42, but news outlets are re-
porting that it's still unclear exactly how many of those
were children. This tells me that there must have been no
children,'because if there had been even one kid killed, his
poor bloody body, surrounded by weeping relatives would
have been splashed all over MSNBC by now. Israel claims it
fired on the school because mortars were being fired from
there. John Ging, Gaza director for the United Nations Re-
lief and Works Agency, said he visited the school, where he
was "reassured by my own staff [there] that there were no
militants in the schools." A horrible tragedy, to be sure, and
Israel must be held accountable for such a heinous attack.
But wait a minute.
A little over a year ago, the U.N. Secretary General ordered
an investigation of...wait for it....Palestinian militants filing
rockets at Israel from the U.N. School in Gaza. And now the
U.N.'is making like Claude Rains in
I rejoice In victories. Casablanca and are "Shocked!" to find
ce when a new kind that there are militants using Palestin-
SIs grown and when ian school children as human shields for
lac hlnnm In lIrael." missiles.


Golda Mir. Have you ever seen a video of Hamas fir-
ing those misses? It's loud. Very, very
Sloud. Can you imagine a class full of
,Inform Bush and our kids and a teacher, sitting at their desks,
ut our real Intentions. quietly working on their Koran or their
dish Islamic rule from times-tables or writing their "Why I hat-
Chile to South Africa, ed America, the Great Satan, this sum-
from Japan to Russia. mer" essays, or whatever it is that they
Learn over there in U.N. schools, and yet
are, we are coming who remain blissfully unaware that gi-
gantic honking missles are being shot off
Al-Maqdas on Al Jazeera from the playground? How could they not
12/20/08 know? The answer is that they do know,
and that the adults involved are not the
"innocents" that they are painted to be in the media. They
use those playgrounds in the HOPE that the kids will be
killed and can therefore be used as camera fodder in their
propoganda war. Nice people, those Palestinians.

For some reason, the "international community" has decid-
ed that Israel is the only country in the world that is not al-
lowed to defend itself. I guess they think that Israel should
just sit there and look philosophicallyon the 1,500 or so
missle attacks they get a year. If 1,500 shells were fired at
Corpus Cristi from Mexico in a year, we'd have Marines eat-
ing tortillas and chugging cervezas at the Palacio de Ayun-
tamiento in Mexico City within a week, and to heck with
what the French were whining about us at the U.N.

There is a time to stand staunchly with the friends of West-
ern civilization.. There is a time for the citizens of a coun-
try to stand up and to defend the rights of imnocent people
to cross the street or get on a bus without worrying about
being blown up by terrorists. And there is a time for people
who blame America first, and who despise the allies wh6
have helped to keep us safe, to sit down and shut up or to face
the collective scorn of a united nation. We wouldn't put up
with American citizens living in fear of constant and unpre-
dictible terorist attacks. Israel deserves no less.


To the Editor:

Onr January 5, 2009, John Weston Peach retired as
Circuit court judge. 'He served for 36 years here in
Dixie and the other counties surrounding Dixie
County He was born and raised in Dixie County,
graduating from High School in 1956.

He went on to become a lawyer and then a judge.
Not one of our elected officials have had a celebra-
tion party fir Judge 'Peach. I understand there was
one for Hal Chewning Jr., this past week. I didn't
recall reading anything about it in the newspaper.
But different people were called and asked to come
andjbin in at the Women's Club.

Mildred Mills Stevenson
Cross City

Ms. Stevenson:
I agree, somebody should throw a party for Judge
Peach! You didn't read anything about Mr Chewn-
ing's retirement party in this newspape, because we
were not asked to attend.


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Law Enforcement


Fatal Accident On

Highway 19

At about 5:30 A.M. on Friday, January 9, Thomas C.
Valentine was travelling southbound on highway 19 in
the left lane. A tractor-trailer was in the left turn lane
attempting to make a u-turn to travel North on 19. For
unknown reasons, Mr. Valentine failed to see the truck
and collided with its right-rear. Mr. Valentine's vehicle
spun and overturned ejecting him from the vehicle.

Thomas C. Valentine was pronounced deceased at.the
scene by Dixie County EMS on January 9th, 2009, at.
5:50 A.M. He was not wearing a safety belt.


Thief Steals

Free Food


01-05-09

Wilson, Matthew Scott, 19, Oneal, Bur-
glary, Grand Theft, Criminal Mischief
Bennett, Jesse Carl, 43, Matthis, Bat-
tery/Domestic Viol
Lambert, Timothie Cyal, 18, Oneal, Bur-
glary, Grand Theft, Criminal Mischief
Messer, Jeffery E, 44, A. Sutton, VOP- Flee
and elude LEO
Corbitt, Aaron Scott, 20, King, Battery


01-06-09

Parsells, Aaron Dean, 18, Oneal, Burglary,
Grand Theft, Criminal Mischief
Craft, Thomas Earnest, 53, TCSO, Hold
for TCSO
JUVENILE, 13, Oneal, Burglary, Grand
Theft, Criminal Mischief

01-07-09

Moon, Brandie Lynn, 28, Chewning, VOP-
Poss Oxycotin/morph/crim mischief
Lashley, Kim Deneise, 44, King, Tresspass
after warning

01-08-09

Peppers, Regina, 31, R. Downing, VOP-
Poss Marij


01-09109

Hazelwood, Tammy Diane, 40, GCS),
Hold for Gilchrist
Sullivan, Marvin Gene, 59, 54-06, DUI
Farnham, Jeremy Eugene Scott, 24,
Reed, Burglary while armed, Grand theft

01-10-09
Holland Willie Jay, 64, L. Brannin 54-12,
VOP- Controlled Substance
Bailey, Eddie Leroy, 37, T. Daniels, Non-
Support Calhoun County



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The United Christian Services, a charitable organiza-
tion with a center here in Cross City, has long been
known to give food to those in need. Not only food, but
clothing, bathing facilities, and many other things be-
sides are all distributed to the less fortunate.

Well, they had some foodstuffs stored in boxes behind
their building, and some shameful individual, who
aparently wasn't aware that they need only to ask for
assistance, stole five boxes of food. It really is a shame.

To you who stole the boxes, please be aware that they
were stored separately for a reason. The reason being,
they had been exposed to potentially toxic chemicals
and were awaiting throrough cleaning and inspection
proir to being considered for distribution. To you who
has taken these foodstuffs, please keep the cans away
from children, if you have handled the cans extensive-
ly, you may want to seek medical attention.


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Florida Agriculture

Literacy Day Set

For March 24


GAINESVILLE Florida Agriculture in the Classroom,
Inc.'s sixth annual Florida Agriculture Literacy Day is
scheduled for Tuesday March 24, 2009.

Hundreds of Florida agriculture industry volunteers
are invited to read a special children's book developed
in honor of the event. "These Florida Farms" is a chil-
dren's book developed by the Florida Departmient of
Agriculture and Consumer Services in honor of the
event.

The Department's Gary Seamans and Mike Wright
wrote and illustrated, respectively, the rhyming book
that chronicles the adventures of two students who fol-
low a safari guide from a grocery store to farms around
the state to learn about different commodities pro-
duced in Florida.

Registration for Florida Agriculture Literacy Day be-
gins in January, and online registration will be avail-
able on Florida Ag in the Classroom's web site www.ag-
tag.org. Books; lessons and packets for teachers and
'bookmarks. and other goodies for students will be sent
out in February,

The deadlineto register to read on Florida Agriculture
Literacy Day is Friday March 13. Florida farmers,
growers, ranchers, Farm Bureau members, Cattlemen
and Cattlewomen members, University of
Florida/IFAS extension and 4-H agents and master gar-
depers, FFA teachers and students and other industry
association representatives are asked to schedule their
classroom visits at least two weeks before their read-
ings. Though Ag Literacy Day is set for March 24, in-
dustry volunteers can read after that date. But Florida
Ag in the Classroom asks that the readings be complet-
ed by the end of the school year.

Florida Ag in the Classroom is able to provide these Ag
Literacy Day books, lessons, bookmarks and other
items for free to agriculture industry volunteers be-
cause of the funding it receives from the sales of the
Florida agriculture specialty license plate also known
as the '"Ag Tag."

Florida Ag in-the Classroomiis a non-profit association.
based in Gainesville, and charged with educating Flori-
da students and teachers in kindergarten through 12th
grade about the importance of the Florida agriculture
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Happy Birthday


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Thank You!

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cards, flCoers, phone cals, food andprayers that you aClle-
stowedupon us in our time of sorrow. A big thank you to
Brother Jake, who delivered the service so welC' andto Matt
Edmnonds,for singing at the service. Thanks goes as wel to
Watson Funeral -ome for aCClthe work they Cicd

Thanks again,
Jenner, Davic, Dewayne, andcDoyle
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On Saturday,
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Sam Bryan Starts

The New Year With A

Big Boom


On New Years day, Sam and his dad followed their daily routine and went hunting!
Oh, what a day! Sam took down his 1st deer 93 yards away with his 223 rifle!
We love you Sam. Congratulations
Love,
Mdma, Daddy

Happy Birthday

... Granny ;Bur-nett

"101"


She lives in Gainesvile with her Daughter Ed ith
Dean, andf -usbancd weeks.
Love,
Your Famicy & Triends


Angel Food Ministries
UPDATE
Angel Food Ministries is a ministry that allows anyone 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
or
Christing Kight at (352) 210 1670
We are located at:
190 SE 510 St.
Old Town, FL 32680
Right next to the auction.
We are looking for God's servants with loving hearts
to volunteer for our ministry.
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Tevin, RIcky and Tyler have it "their way" after the game.


Bears Defeated On


The Road

On January 9th, the Bears hit
the road and traveled to Inter-
lachen to take on the Rams in a
non-league battle. The Bears
took to the court, looking to
keep their winning streak going
and looking to bring a victory
back to Dixie, but after playing
ja hard fought game, the Bears
were defeated by the Rams 62-
46. The loss puts the Bears'
record at 5-4 overall, and 2-2 in league play.
The Boys once again hit the road on January 13th,
and travel to Newberry to take on the Panthers in
league play. Tip-Off is at 6pm. Please try and make
plans to come out and support the Boys. GO BEARS!
*REMINDER!* January 15th, the Bears travel to
Trenton to take on the Tigers, please come out and
support the Bears, and cheer them on to Victory
against the Tigers! Game is at 7pm.


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New Legislative

Office Open In

.Chiefland
State Representative
Leonard Bembry (D-
Greenville) has an-
nounced the opening of a
satellite office in House
District 10.

The district office will be
located at 23 Southeast
2nd Avenue in Chiefland.
It will be housed in the
old train depot that has
been restored. The office
will be a staffed with a
full time district secre-
tary who will assist con-
stituents in Dixie, Levy,
Alachua, and Columbia
counties.

"Having a satellite office
in Chiefland will be great
for our constituents",
said Rep. Bembry "We
tried to find a location
that is easily accessible
and convenient for the
citizens of District 10",
continued Bembry


Tristin Burton, A Real Winner!


"I encourage all citizens
with concerns to contact
our office for assistance.
I am excited to have a lo-
cation for constituents in
Dixie, Levy, Alachua, and
Columbia counties to go
to without having to trav-
el to Tallahassee", said
Rep. Bembry

The office should be open
within the next three
weeks. In the interim,
constituents may call the
Tallahassee office at (850)
488-7870:


The Old Town Red Hat Chicks


The Old Town Red Hat Chicks nice meeting, lunch, friend-
ship at the Smokey's Restaurant in Cross City on December
30,2009. We were all happy to see each other after Christ-
mas and had many stories to tell about the Holidays. We
enjoyed our lunch and the service was great. We were mak-
ing plans for our January 09 meeting so you will have to
catch us on the news next month to see where we have' wan-
dered at that time. I know Where we are going but it is a se-
cret, ha lia!! Till Jan 09.


MIstln Burton, 12 yrs old from Chiefland, Florida, was the winner of the drawing for a
Deer Hunt at Stephenson's Game Farm.

Jody Stephenson, local Dixie County business man, donat-
ed a day's hunt on his family owned Stephenson's Game
Farm to a lucky winner of a drawing. The winner was
Tristin Burton from Chiefland. Tristin, guided by Jody
Stephenson, had a wonderful full day's hunt on the Game
Farm. Tristin just barely missed an 8 point buck at the be-
ginning of the hunt, but before the day was over he bagged
a fine 6 point buck. "I've seen more deer today than I've
ever seen in my life and more bucks too!", Tristin said. If
I never go hunting again it's ok, I've had so much fun!"
Jody Stephenson held a drawing to allow the winner a day's
hunt on the Stephenson's Game Farm, a 400 acre preserve
on SR 353. All proceeds are donated to Joppa Lodge Mason-
ic Fraternity whichiwill benefit the Florida Masonic Home,
a retirement community for elderly Masons and their fami-
lies. There are currently three Dixie County residents in
the Home. Way to go Tristin!


Dixie County Health
DIepartment Offers Free
Support For Diabetics

The Dixie County Health De-
partment has partnered
with the Suwannee River
Area Health Center to bring,
you a free class for diabetics
and those concerned about
being overweight.
"Helen in the Hot Seat" Will
be held at the Dixie County
Health Department facility
south of Cross City on High-
way 19, in the conference
room, on Tuesday, January
20, 2009, from 10:00 to 12:00.
Helen L. Curtis, Registered
Dietitian, will answer your
questions about dietary
management of diabetes. No
reservation is needed, there
is no cost, and there is plen-
ty of convenient parking.
Individual follow-up ap-
pointments are available
through the Dixie County
Health Department at no
charge. Please call (352) 498-
1360 for information


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PARENT SURVEY

Dixie District Schools will be distrib-
uting the annual Parent Satisfaction
Survey the week of January 12th,
2009. Please, if you are selected to
receive a survey, complete it
promptly arid return it to the appro-
priate school by January 16, 2009.
Your concerns about our schools
are needed and appreciated, and
will be used to improve our schools.
Results from the Survey will be giv-
en to the respective School Im-
provement Teams, the School
Board members, Superintendent of
Schools, and other appropriate
groups and individuals.
Please help Dixie District Schools
do a better job of educating the
youth of our community.

SHuffer Completes
Navy Training

Navy Seaman Recruit De-
wayne 0. Huffer, son of
Wayne C. Huffer of Fan-
ning Springs, Fla., recently
completed U.S. Navy
basic training at Recruit
Training Command, Great
Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-
week program, Huffer com-
pleted a variety of training
which included classroom
study and practical instruc-
tion on naval customs,
first aid, firefighting, water
safety and survival, and
shipboard and
aircraft safety An emphasis
was also placed on physical
fitness.
The capstone
event of boot camp is "Bat-
tle Stations". This exercise
gives recruits the skills and
confidence they need to
succeed in the
fleet. "Battle Stations" is de-
signed to galvanize the ba-
sic warrior
attributes of sacrifice, dedi-
cation, teamwork and en-
durance in each
recruit through the practi-
cal application of basic
Navy skills and the
core values of Honor,
Courage and Commitment.
Its distinctly "Navy"
flavor was designed to take
into account what it means
to be a Sailor.


Keeping it Clean in Dixie


The Dixie County Chamber of Commerce has "adopt-
ed" a two mile stretch of US #19 that begins at the
Suwannee River bridge westward to Jungle Drive. On
Saturday the 10th eight Chamber members spent the
afternoon removing trash and debris for the total
four mile roadside. Bob Leightner and wife Dottie,
along with friends adopted the adjoining two miles,
through the Old Town intersection, and Bob contin-
ued with his efforts and they also completed their
portion late on Saturday

If your organization or family or business in interest-
ed in adopting a 2 mile section please call Bob at (542-
3100?). or the Chamber at 498-5454. And most impor-
tantly please remember TO KEEP DIXIE COUNTY
CLEAN and encourage others to not litter our
beautiful county.


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The Deadline for purchasing a business ad is
February 9, 2009


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If you would like to purchase a business ad, please call
Jaime NesSmith @ 352-498-0680


**Ifyou missed the December g i5fh deadline topur-
chase a dedication page for youvchild, youc anpur-:
chase a "business ad" and still dedicate a message to a
child. **


Girl Scout Troop 977 went Christmas Caroling. They visit-
ed the residents at Cross City Health & Rehab and also de-
livered them a huge gift basket filled with items they had
bought to be given to the nursing home residents.

After singing a few songs to the residents and staff, the girls
returned to their troop classroom where they enjoyed re-
freshments.


Dwayne "Top" Rolllson
Owner- Operator


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


Phone:
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Home (352) 498-1939


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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 herfuture 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
"Thisis 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 i
teeth!" -Kelly Andrews
We have expanded our hours so everyone can get their braces on before Christmas!

SD r. Bill M artin 410 N.MainStreet, Suite 8 Chieflan, F
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Thursday January 15, 2009


Kawasaki Kid


Continued from Front
Page...as a virological con-
dition, which may have dev-
astating effects. Here is an
example.

Tammy and Robert
Bryant's son, Austin, had re-
cently been to the Dixie
County Health Department
for vaccinations. A few days
later Austin begain to run a
slight fever. When, on the
following day his fever in-
creased, the Health Depart-
ment was called, but they as-
sured Mrs. Bryant that a
fever was not uncommon af-
ter vaccination, and that she
should just wait for the fever
to break.

On the following day when
a light rash begain to appear
on Austin, his mother took
him to an EMS station in
Old Town. The following day,
the fever still unabated and
the rash worsenng, Mrs.
Bryant tokk Austin to
Shands at AGH, where they
administered Tylenol, gave
Ms. Bryant antibiotics for
Austin, and told her to wait
for a week, as they thought
Austin was suffering from a
viral infection. During that
week Austin's conditions
had not improved, and he
was staken straight to the
Dixie County Health Depart-


ment. At the health depart-
ment, Austin was taken into
the back, as there was con-
cern that the condition
might be contagious. One of
the staff at the health de-
partment.told Ms. Bryant
then that her son might
have Kawasaki Disease.
They were sent once again
to the emergency room,
where, armed with a note
from the health department
that stated that they suspect-
ed the child to have Kawasa-
ki Disease, they were made
to wait for a few hours.
Eventually a young doctor
happeded by While not hav-
ing been assigned to the
case, he recognised the
symptoms of a rare illness
which he had studied exten-
sively Ms. Bryant readily
agreed to allow him to exam-
ine Austin.

The doctor went ahead and
ordered the gamma globu-
lin, which would take sever-
al hours to arrive, and pro-
ceeded with his testing. The
results concluded, as he had
suspected, that Austin did in
fact have, Kawasaki Disease.
As soon as the required
medications arrived, treat-
ment began. Within five
hours of treatment, Austin
showed signs of marked im-
provement. 24 hours later,


Historical Society News

We are beginning a new year at the Dixie County Cul-
tural Center and we hope that this will be the year
that you will join us in making this another great
year. We have several events planned for this coming
year, one of which will be the celebration in April of
our building being 100 years old. This building, that
houses our office, museum, archives room and ge-
nealogy room was built in 1909 and we are planning a
big celebration. So, come ofb join us and get in on all
the fun.

The monthly meeting of the Dixie County Historical
Society is coming up and all are welcome to attend.
The meeting will be on Monday, January 19, 1009 at
6:30 PM at the Cultural Center. So plan to come join
us and get in on the planning for this year. If you
cannot come, please be informed that we have an
email address by which you can contact us. Our
email address is: dcccl909@gmail.com and I hope
that you will make note of it so that you may contact
us via the Internet. Our phone number is (352) 542-
0047 and we have voice mail if we are not in the of-
fice. Our hours of operation are every Friday from
10:00 AM until 2:00 PM and every first and third Sat-
urday of each mohth, same hours.


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he was looking much better.
The disease left him with
asthma, pain in his joints
wich will likely trouble him
for life, and swelling inhis
arteries. His cardiovascular
system is continuing to be
monitored. Austin was treat-
ed on about day 11 after the
onset of Kawasaki Disease.
He will have an increased
risk of heart disease''
throughout his life.

It could have been less for-
tunate; Kawasaki Disease
has been known to kill.
While researchers are un-
doubtedly pouring over a
means to detect the disease
via blood tests, awareness of
the symptoms should be
raised among doctors. The
window for effective treat-
ment of the condition is 7-10
days from the time that the
fever is detected. It goes
without saying that rapid
detection of the condition is
key to saving the cardiovas-
cular systems of our youth.
It may be of note that
Austin was in a residence
who's carpets had been re-
cently cleaned with Resolve
carpet cleaner. While scien-
tists now mostly disagree
with the carpet cleaner link,
Ms. Bryant is not so sure.,


The American Bantam Asso-
ciation National, Meet, host-
ed by the Florida Poultry
Fanciers Association was
held at the Columbia County
Fairgrounds, January 9-11,
2009. Three Dixie County
students were among over
seventy youth exhibitors
from throughout the United
States who participated in
this event.

Kailee Hurst, Shelton Hurst,
and Shelbi McCall exhibited
their award winning poultry
entries. All placed high in
each of their classes.

A highlight of the youth
competition is Poultry
Showmanship. The competi-
tion is divided into three lev-
els Junior (ages 6-10), Inter-
mediate (ages 11-14), and Se-
nior (ages 15-18). The top .
five students at each level re-
ceive awards. The exhibitors
meet with a judge individu-
ally, which questions them
extensively about their se-
lected bird and general poul-
try knowledge. They are also


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Rotary Student Guests


PHOTO LEFT TO RIGHT: DILLON RAKER, J. B. SANDERS, DANA JOHNSON, JOHN
KELLEY AND ZACHARY DESJARDIN
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The Dixie County Rotary Club Students Guests for the
month of December were Zachary DesJardin, son of Kimbo
and Katrina VanAernam, John Kelley, son of John Kelley
and Michelle Keir, Dillon Raker, son of Herbie and Suzanne
Raker and J. B. Sanders, son of Joey and Sharlene Sanders.
The Rotary Club invites senior students from the Dixie
County High School to attend weekly meetings and learn
about this community service organization.

At the December 10th meeting the students gave a speech
which will qualify them to earn a Rotary scholarship.
Zachary gave his speech about Success: Owning My Own
SBusiness, John spoke on My Heroes; Dillon told about My
Beta Experiences and the topic J. B. chose was Living in a
Small Town Community The Dixie County Rotary Club
would like to thank the students for their interest in Rotary
and their community

DCHS School Advisory Meeting
The Dixie County
High School
Advisory
committee will meet on
Tuesday,
January 20, 2009 at 7:15 AM
in the Library. We will be discussing the
S first portion of the School Advisory Plan.

Meeting dates for the remainder of the
year are as follows:
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009


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judged on their appearance
and ability to show their
bird. At this level of compe-
tition, the participants will
agree that the questions
were very difficult.

Kailee, Shelton, and Shelbi
each received a Certificate
of Achievement from the


American Poultry Associa-
tion-American Bantam As-
sociation Youth Program for
the Poultry Showmanship
Contest. When the final win-
ners were announced, Ju-
nior Division 1st Place -
Shelton Hurst and Interme-
diate Division 1st Place -.
Shelbi McCall.


Back off Bulldogs:


That's our Water Bowl


NELSON, BOYD
STATEMENT ON SUPREME
RULING


COURT


Florida wins another key legal victory in water wars,

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-Florida)
and U.S. Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) today
applauded t he United States Supreme Court ruling con-
firming a ruling by a lower court which found that the state
of Georgia could not increase its withdrawals from Lake
Lanier from 18 to 22 percent of the lake's capacity

The Supreme Court agreed withithe ruling made by the "
Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit last February that
stated that the agreement reached between the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers and the state of Georgia in 2003 allow-
ing for increased withdrawals "constitutes a majoropera-
tional change on its face" and therefore required Congres-
sional approval.

"After a two-decade dispute, Floridians can rest a little eas-
ier today because Georgia won't be allowed to swipe their
water," said Florida U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.

"The Supreme Court's ruling today reaffirms Florida's
strong position in our fight for the responsible management
of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River System,"
said Congressman Boyd.

With this latest legal victory under our belts, our next step
is to make sure that this ruling by the highest court in the
land is recognized by the Corps and reflected in the Corps'
update of the water control manuals for the ACF System."

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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

call 498-1219.



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Redneck Tech
by Eli Loy

Internet

Entanglement



finition, internet ready,
Have you noticed that television will likely not
more and more devices include a camera... or
are able to connect to the will it? If you already
internet nowadays? I have a huge TV, high-
mean, first our comput- speed internet connec-
ers all got linked up,. tion, well of course the
which brought about addition of a camera and
such great things as soft- a microphone would en-
ware piracy and wide- able you to use your en-
spread computer viruses, tertainment center as a
Now, I suppose it was video-phone. As a matter
only a logical jump to of fact, I expect that con-
turn cellular phones into sumers in America will
computers and spread the no less than demand that
internet out even farther. their TVs be equipped
with cameras and micro-
With all of this band- phones.
width shooting around all
of the time, and with peo- At that point the only
pie regularly viewing thing that will differenti-
television programs that ate between the real-
they missed, but remem- world TV in your living
bered to store on a hard room, and the science-fic-
disk courtesy of their tion TVs in Orwell's book
Tivo, or downloaded from will be the inclusion of a
Hulu.com, it was only power button. In the
logical that our televi- book, turning off the tele-
sions would be next in screen was impossible.
line to get connected. So, being citizens of the
free world, we'll of
I once knew an old man course be able to turn our
who wouldn't have a tele- TVs off. Like anyone ever
vision in his house be- does that.
Cause "they" could watch
him through it. Of I am certain that my
course, that was highly griping here will in no
unlikely, as most televi- way prevent any of you
sion broadcasts were one- from getting one of these
way only back then. With newfangled privacy-in-
the internet connected to vading televisions, but I
your new high-definition can try, can't I?
set so that you can get the
latest from Netflix sent Just assuming that cam-
straight to your ol' boob- eras and microphones
tube, the likelihood that aren't prepackaged into
your television could be your set, the possibilities
watching you has in- for data collection are
creased. nearly endless. Of course,
marketing agencies will
1984 Big Brother vehemently deny that any
Is Watching.You of their products will be
used for data-mining, but
The book is 1984, the au- they'd be foolish not to.
thor is George Orwell..
This is something I would Just think about it, with
recommend reading, be- your TV hooked to the
fore you hook your TV up net, someone could moni-
to the internet. For those tor when you change the
of you who can't bring channel, what channel
yourself to read this ex- you are watching, which
cellent work of fiction, al- commercials you actually
low me to sum it up. The watch, and plenty of oth-
book follows an ill-fated er data that would help
fellow through a blighted the makers of advertise-
world. The year 1984 was ments target your wallet
in the future when the more effectively.
book was written. One of
the most frightening as- Even without a camera
pects of the plot are tele- or a microphone, a hack-
visions that do,.in fact, er could potentially build
watch your every move, a pretty good profile of
reporting to the appropri- your habits just by moni-
ate authorities any be- toring what time your TV
havioral anomalies. goes off at night, and the


nology hits the market I
expect upper-class neigh-.
borhoods to be subject to
a new threat, Digital Cas-
ing. Cellular phones are
already being used to
check cars for valuable
equipment that may have
been left within. Effec-
tively, the thief knows
whether a car is worth
breaking into before they
do it. With such a house-
hold centerpiece as your
television, connected to
the world wide web, a
would-be burglar could
build a profile on your
habits from half a world
away

2009 Big Brother
Could Be Watching
You Anyway


Even if you don't con-
nect your TV to the inter-
net, they'll still be collect-
ing your data. Odds are
that you already have a
good 'ol cathode ray tube,
complete with micro-
phone and video camera
hooked to the internet.
Computers, I believe
they're called. Much of
the data that I have just
described the new TVs
collecting is already be-
ing collected from your
home computer, perhaps
your office computer, and
maybe even your cellular
phone. An apt hacker can
find a way to get at.your
stuff.

Currently president
Elect Obama is fighting a
losing battle to keep his
Blackberry cellular
phone when he takes of-.
fice. According to his se-
curity advisors the phbn.j,
could possibly used to
track his movements. The
e-mail he sends from it,
although encrypted,
could technically be in-
tercepted and used to
breach national security.
Furthermore, as all Presi-
dential communications
are subject to being re-
leased publically, his le-
gal team doesn't like his
unofficial phone's e-mail
capabilities. They're
afraid that it could pro-
vide openings for poten-
Stial lawsuits.

So, either George Or-
well's nightmare may yet
come true, it may even
have happened already
We should always keep in
mind, when dealing with
new technology don't just
look at what it is sup-
posed to do. Check out
what it can really do. By
which I mean, of course,
caveat emptor.


(ARA) The economy
may be in the doldrums,
but that doesn't mean
your decor has to be
there too. It's possible to
turn dark, dreary and
dated decor into light,
lively and "now" on just a
shoestring budget.

What's the secret to
sprucing up on a shoe-
string? Lighten up liter-
ally

Upgrading your home's
lighting can impart a
whole new atmosphere,
and you don't need to
spend big bucks on pricey
new fixtures to do it. Sim-
ple, budget-friendly
changes can make a big
difference in how your
home looks and feels, and
how much you enjoy liv-
ing there.

The experts at the Ameri-
can Lighting Association
(ALA) offer a few tips for
creating a big impact on
a small budget.

First, consider the first
impression guests (or po-
tential buyers) have of
your home. "Upgrading
exterior lighting or entry-
way lighting can improve
the curb appeal and first
impression of your
home," says Monty
Gilbertson, manager of
LightingDesigns by
Wettsteins in La Crosse,
'Wis.

Michael Berman, a light-
ing consultant with
Chatsworth, Calif-based
Lamps Plus, agrees. "Re-
placing old, worn-out fix-
tures, purchasing inex-
pensive landscape lights
to highlight interesting
architectural elements or
plantscapes can make it
'love at first sight' for po-
tential buyers," he says.

Once you've upgraded the
outside, take a look at the
first parts of the house
guests see often the en-
tryway or dining room on
modern floor plans.



"Reminds me of my
safari in Africa.
Somebody forgot the
corkscrew and for


"Changing the dining
room chandelier and/or
the foyer.light will make
major strides in improv-
ing the look and, in some
cases, the efficiency of
your home," Gilbertson
says. "Fixtures in the en-
tryway should set the
style for the rest of the
house," Berman adds.
"Even a small flush-
mount fixture can add
style to an otherwise
lackluster entry"

Next, install dimmers
throughout the house,
even in rooms where you
might not normally think
of using them, like the
kitchen and bath, sug-.
gests Joe Rey-Barreau, an
education consultant for
the ALA and an associate
professor at the Universi-
ty of Kentucky's School
of Interior Design.

An upgrade that's well
within the skills of most
do-it-yourselfers, in-
stalling a dimmer can
completely change the
character and quality of
a space. For example,
dimmers in a bathroom
enable you to use the fa-
cilities in the middle of
the night without the jar-
ring impact of turning on
bright, overhead lighting.
In a master bedroom,
they can create a sooth-
ing or even romantic
mood.

In other rooms, take a
look at your table lamps,
advise both Rey-Barreau
and Jeff Dross, senior
product manager for
Kichler Lighting in
Cleveland. "One way to
make an impact on a
small budget is by chang-
ing outdated lampshades
with newer trend-forward
version's that incorporate
fashion-friendly colors,
fabrics or patterns,"
Dross says. "Many com-
panies sell stand-alone
shades at budget-friendly
prices."

Consider how you use
table lamps as well, Rey-
Barreau says. "How


many do you use in a
room? What types? Table
lamps can create a more
diverse quality of light,
and adding a few accent
lamps in a room can real-
ly change the quality of a
space," he adds.

Simple upgrades in
kitchens and baths can
also deliver big impact
and enhance your home's
value on a shoestring
budget, the experts agree.

Modern kitchens often
hide lighting under cabi-
nets or in the ceiling
through recessed light-
ing. "Adding fixtures that
can be shown off and en-
joyed can make a big im-
pact," Dross says.
'Adding mini pendants is
a good place to start.
They add aesthetic appeal
and build an interesting
focal point at a fair
price." Or, upgrade from
a single bulb fixture in
the kitchen to a multi-
bulb unit with a dimmer,
Gilbertson suggests.

In baths and kitchens,
consider replacing fix-
tures with dated finishes
with more contemporary
choices. Many manufac-
turers now make light
fixtures in finishes that
complement some of the
more popular choices for
plumbing fixtures, Rey-
Barreau points out.

Finally, when you're
lighting a room, keep in
mind that you need to use
more than one light and
more than one kind of
light. A.balance of over-
head lights (on dimmers),
floor lamps and/or table
lamps will produce the
most aesthetically pleas-
ing, livable atmosphere.

To learn more about how
to use lighting to enhance
your home's decor, liv-
ability and salability, or
to find an ALA showroom
near you, visit www.
AmericahLightingAs-
soc.com, or call (800)
BRIGHT IDEAS (800-274-
4484).


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Stuff to Do


Grillin' for Critters
The Humane Society of Levy County invites all barbecue
cooks to participate in the 2nd Annual Bark-N-Purr Charity
BBO Cook-Off sponsored by the Florida BBQ Association
on Saturday, February 28 at the Bronson Youth League
Park.
Cooking teams may choose to cook any or all of the follow-
ing four categories: chicken, ribs, pork or brisket. The first
prize winner will receive $300 and a trophy; the second
prize winner will receive $200 and a trophy and the third
prize winner will receive $100 and a trophy.
The final dead-
line to partici-
pate in the
Cook-Off is
January 23 and
entry forms
are available
from the Hu-
mane Society
kvof Levy Coun-
ty The rules
and regula-
tions of the,
BBQ Cook-Off
can be found at
the Florida BBQ Association website www.flbbq.org. Any-
one can compete in this competition'as long as they follow
the Florida BBQ Guidelines.
This year's BBQ Cook-Off will include free public samples
tasting and you also will get to enjoy a close-up look at the
cook off teams as seen on television shows like the Food
Network.
Exhibitors are reminded that the deadline to reserve space
for a booth at the Bark-N-Purr Charity Concert and BBQ
Cook-Off is January, 23rd. Reservation information is
available from Michelle by calling (352) 317-0279.
In addition to a fun lineup of activities starting at Noon,
this year's featured artist is Nashville recording star CRAG
MORGAN.-:Advance admission prices: General $25; VIP $35;
,Child 4 to 10 years $6; and under 4 Free. At the gate on the
day of the concert: General $35 andVIP_$45; children the
same. Your ticket will give you unlimited access through-
out the day and admission to the Crag Morgan Concert.
Advance tickets can be purchased on line or by telephone
from Ticket Alternative, www.ticketalternative.com or (877)
725-8849. Tickets can be purchased locally at Klover Leaf,
701 SW 7th Ave., Williston; Bronson Ace Hardware, 403
Hathaway Ave., Bronson; Chiefland Hardware and Farm
'Supply, 215 E. Rogers Blvd. (Hwy 129), Chiefland; Wishful
Thinking Western World, 3443 SW Williston Rd.,
Gainesville and 2230.NW 10th St., Ocala.
For more information call on the days events call (352) 486-
5705 or (352) 317-0279 or on line at www.humanesociety-
oflevycounty.com
Proceeds from the Bark-N-Purr Charity event will go to-
ward the Humane Society's building fund for a spay and
neuter clinic and pet adoption.center for the Tri-county
area.


Land Judging

Land Judging 2009 is here! This year's contest will be on
Saturday, January 31, 2009 and will be hosted by the Dixie
Soil and Water Conservation District.
All students and teachers are to meet by 8:30 a.m. at First
District One Community Building in Dixie County located
north on SR 19 to Old Town, turn right on CR 349 go approx-
imately 9 miles to First District One on left side of road.
The contest agenda is as follows:
8:30 9:00 Registration and Departure from
First District One Community Building


9:20 9:45
Rules


Stock Dog Trials

Come back to Dixie


Introductions and Review Contest


9:45 11:30 Land Judging Contest
11:30 -12:30 Review Land Judging Sites
12:30 2:00 Lunch at First District One Com
munity Building (Provided by the Dixie SWCD) &
Finish Score Cards
2:00 2:30 Announce winners and Take pic
tures
Attached are the registration forms for your teams. Please
fill them out legibly; email them to me or bring them with
you to First District One Community Building the morn-
ing of the Contest, this will expedite registration on the
morning of the Contest.
Please remember that clipboards are allowed if they have.
no writing on them. They will be checked by group leaders
prior to the contest. Please remind students cell phones are
to be on vibrating or off during the contest.
A head count for lunch is needed by Friday, January 16,
2009 and should include teachers and volunteers. There will
be refreshments for Breakfast, drinking water and'snacks
will be provided at the contest site.


DIXIE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT




SERVING YOU AT FIVE LOCATIONS


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

Acute & Chronic Disease Care Minor Surgical Procedures
SLaceration Repair Employment Physicals
Well Child & Newborn Care Family Planning /OB Care
SSchool & Sports Physicals School Health Services


* Treatment for Asthma
* WIC Coupons
* Laboratory &X-Ray
/


* Preventative Health Care
* Dental Services
* HIV Anonymous & Confidential Testing


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

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



from8:ooAM o 7:0 P


TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT CALL: (352) 498-1360
MOST MAJOR INSURANCES ACCEPTED


The Suwannee River Stock Dog Trials will be held locally at
the Culleymont in, Dixie Farm on Highway 349 in the north-
east corner of Dixie County on January 31, and February
first and second. This will be the second annual stock dog
trials to be held at the farm in Dixie County
Spectators enjoy watching these fascinating dogs compete
while under total control at distances of 260 to 500 yards
through obstacle after obstacle. The idea is for the dog,
with the assistance of the handler controlling it by voice or
whistle, to flank right, left, stop, walk up or make whatever
move needed to move three sheep through the course.
Competitors are expected from several states with many
coming from Florida and Georgia. Mr. Fred Moses, a local
dairyman from Branford will be one of the competitors.
Some of the dogs were imported from Scotland, Wales, Ire-
land annd England.
Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the day! Call 352-542-0347
for more information.


Woodmen of the World

Installation of officers will be Jan 20 at 6pm
at the Lodge Hall.

Chili and Hotdogs, bring your favorite recipe.



New judge Meet & Greet

The investiture for Circuit Judge Gregory S. Parker will be
held at the Madison County Courthouse at 1:30 p.m. on Fri-
day, January 16, 2009. Judge Parker invites you to join him
as he is sworn in and for the reception that will follow.
Judge Parker's office will be located in Madisoi, and his
current judicial assignment includes Hamilton and Madi-
son Counties. He was elected to fill the seat vacated by the
retirement of Circuit Judge John Peach.
If you have questions or need additional information about
Judge Parker's investiture, you may call his office at 850-
973-6221.


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AMERICAN LEGION POST 383- is
open from 9 am until 9 pm. The Le-
gionnaires meet on the 3rd Wednes-
day of each monthand the Auxiliary
meets on the2nd and 4th Wednesdays
of each month; all3 meetings at 7pm.
SAL meets on the 1st and 3rd Mon-
days of each month at 7:30 pm. Live
Entertainment every Tuesday night
at 4 pm in the lounge. For more in-
formation call 5422021.

Holy Cross Catholic Church Bin-
go every Tuesday evening 6:00 pm -
US. 19. Doors open at 6:00 pm. -
snacks available. Free coffee. Rosary
every Wednesday at 6:00 pm. 352493-
9723

PREGNANT? Need help? Freepreg-
nancy test & confidential counseling.
Office hours: Monday. & Thursday,
llam4pm. Look for our sign on Hwy
19, across fromDixie Co. High School
(352)498-7776. Ufh

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

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


TIMBERS
APARTMENTS
$199 MOVE IN
SPECIAL!

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


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

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

FOR RENT. 2 bedroom mobile
/home just south of Old Town.
$300 per month, 1st and last, plus
$200 security. No smoking, no
pets. 352-498-7067.
UFN

STEINHATCHEE PLACE
RESORT: Furnished 1 and 2 bed-
room Condo's for Rent $550 to
$675.Included in price-Cable, In-
ternet, Local calls, Hot Tub.Call
352-498-7740 or 813-677-9640
2,3,4;5

FOR RENT: 3 BR MH.on 1/2 acre,
just remodeled, very clean and
quiet along Steinhatchee River in
Jena.: $550 per month & security
deposit. 352-408,2687
3


torcycle. AsKing $3,000.00 578-
5543
3

COMPUTER SYSTEM with
flat screen monitor $250.00.
16.5 HP OHV Lawn Mower
engine, $50.00. Call 352-542-
9457 for details.
3.


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


ANTIQUE DESK: suitable
for lady with thick legs and
large drawers. Call for more
info.


SUWANNEE RIVERFRONT
HOME, near Hinton Land-
ing, reduced $100,000. 3
Bedroom, 2 bath on one
acre, large dock, floating
dock, inground swimming
pool, $190,000 firm. 904-
225-0080 or 904-254-8727

2,3,4,5


GOATS! DixieCouLnty iAc
climatized Boer Goats from
the DCHS FFA Herd, can be
seen at Shamrock Vet Clinic
498-5293. Great prices and
selection. Support your lo-
cal FFA and get an environ-
mentally-friendly lawn
mower too.


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


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

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


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


MARTIAL ARTS- Self De-
fense Classes Kids/Adults.
Gain confidence. Respect. Fit-
ness. $35.00 Registration fee,
then only $5.00/class. Free
uniform. Larry Taylor's
Karate Training Center, Cross
City 498-0048 Ufn


HOMEBUILDER. Quality
homes built on your lot. Visit
our sales and design center at
126761 SE Hwy 19, Old Town;
open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.
Lifetime Homes (CBCC017140)
352-542-8416.

UFN
SHOWERS OF BLESSINGS
CUSTOM WATER TREAT-
MENT Get rid of that iron,
Iodor, and hard water! WATTS
'has the water treatment that
will give you clean healthy
water to cook with and to
.drink for the entire family. I
guarantee bur systems to re-
move the iron, odors and give
you pure clean water. No
more iron spots or dingy
clothes. Financing available
with little or no money down
and low payments. We have
systems for every budget in-
cluding buying or renting
your equipment. For all of
your water.problems call your
local:WATTS dealer DAVID..B.
DOWNING (352) 356-0474 or
(352) 498-2449. We service
what we sell! A member of
the Florida Quality Water.


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

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


Jim's Pressure Washing/
Exterior Painting
Serving our area for over,
20 yrs. Call today for a free
estimate. Pastor Jim Hurst
352-498-3023 or 352-356-
3831


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



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



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


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


S Regular Meeting- Dixie
County Courthouse
Commission Meeting Room
January 15, 2009 6:00 PM

The Board of County Commissioners-of
Dixie County, Florida, will meet on Thurs-
day, January 15, 2008, at 6:00 PM in a
regular meeting in the County Commis-
sioners Meeting Room, In the Dixie
County Courthouse, Cross City, Florida.
1. Call to Order
2. Invocation and Pledge to the
American Flag
3. Approval of Commission Min-
utes from the regular meeting of
December 31, 2008,
PUBLIC HEARING: THE PUBLIC HEAR-
ING MAY BE CONTINUED TO ONE OR
MORE FUTURE DATES. ANY INTER-
ESTED PARTY IS ADVISED THAT THE
DATE; TIME, AND PLACE OF ANY.
CONTINUATION OF THE PUBLIC
HEARING SHALL BE ANNOUNCED
DURING THE PUBLIC HEARING AND
THAT NO FURTHER NOTICE CON-
CERNING THE MATTERS WILL BE
PUBLISHED.
I: AN ORDINANCE OF DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDINANCE
NO. 90-02, AS AMENDED, RELATING
TO AN AMENDMENT TO THE TEXT OF
THE DIXIE COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN, PURSUANT TO APPLICATION,
CPA 08-1, BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS, AND IN RESPONSE
TO AN OBJECTIONS, RECOMMENDA-
TIONS AND COMMENTS REPORT
PREPARED BY THE FLORIDA.DEPART-
MENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, DAT-
ED SEPTEMBER 15, 2008, UNDER THE
AMENDMENT PROCEDURES ESTAB-
LISHED IN SECTIONS 163.3161
THROUGH 163.3215, FLORIDA
STATUTES, AS'AMENDED; PROVIDING
FOR AMENDING POLICY 1.1.2 OF THE
FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT OF THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, OBJECTIVES
AND POLICIES FOR URBAN DEVEL-
OPMENT AREAS, BY ADDING A RESI-
DENTIAL MEDIUM HIGH DENSITY
LAND USE CLASSIFICATION WITH A
.DENSITY OF LESS THAN OR EQUAL
TO 12 DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE;
AMENDING POLICY IX.6.5 OF THE
COASTAL MANAGEMENT ELEMENT
OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO
LIMIT THE ALLOWABLE DENSITY TO
4 DWELLING.UNITS.PER ACREWHEN_
SERVED BY A COMMUNITY 6R'PUB-:
LIC WATER SYSTEM AND TO 12
DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE WHEN
SERVED BY BOTH COMMUNITY OR
PUBLIC WATER AND SANITARY SEW-
ER SYSTEMS, AND ADDING A NEW
POLICY IX.6.6 OF THE COASTAL MAN-
AGEMENT ELEMENT OF THE COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN REQUIRING ALL
DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE
COASTAL HIGH HAZARD AREA TO
CONNECT TO A COMMUNITY OR PUB-
LIC POTABLE WATER SYSTEM WHEN
AVAILABLE; PROVIDING SEVERABILI-
TY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN
CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EF-
FECTIVE DATE
4. Sandra Prescott
RE: Suwannee Water and
Sewer Board.


5.- Rita Harris, Harris Adminis-
trative Services Inc.
6. Bailey, Bishop, & Lane
7. Tony Johns, Suwannee Wa-
ter and Sewer Manager


8.
Agent


Holly Houghton, County


9. Bettie Gail Osteen, Indigent
Health6are Agent
10. Joe Ruth, Solid Waste Coor-
dinator/ Mosquito Control Director


11.
vice Office
12.
13.
Zoning


From CITY pg 1

Councilwoman
Smith voiced
her approval for
moving the re-
Sstrictions.
Councilman
Gooding stated
that he disap-
proved of the
drive-through
* window restric-
tion, in particu-
lar, being re-
moved, because New City
it would allow
"anybody to buy a
cup of ice and pour a
drink." Mr. Patel reminded
Councilman Gooding that
there are open-container
laws in place already to pre-
vent that situation. Mr.
Gooding and Mr. Gantt con-
tinued to voice their opposi-
tion to removing the restric-
tions.

President Kay Harden could
not vote, but made it quite
clear that she felt that the
restrictions on the store
were "unfair" and that no
other businesses in town
were burdened with similar
requirements. Members of
the crowd seemed to agree,
Sand several citizens voiced
their opinions that the re-
strictions "seemed silly, con-
sidering that you can buy
beer through the drive
through right on the other
side of the street, and alco-
hol is alcohol." However,
Gooding and Gantt contin-
ued to resist until City At-
torney Greg Beauchamp in-
formed them that "Other
similar businesses do not
have those restrictions, and
if he sues you again, he will
win again." The measure to
remove the restrictions was
then quickly passed, to
much crowd applause.

Ongoing efforts to cleanup
.homes and businesses with-
in the City limits were dis-
cussed. Cross City has been
in the process of actually
enforcing ordinances.
against debris and junk
cars. City Manager Mike
Cassidy reported that most
citizens, haye ben_.ery. ..,,,
helpfuland dilignt in-deal-
ing with cleanup issues.
However, the City is having
ongoing problems with
Cross City Auto due to tires
and cars with flat tires, etc.
and a few homeowners. At-
torney Greg Beauchamp
will be sending out "final"
letters to those residents as


Council President, Kay Harden

soon as possible.

City Manager Mike Cassidy
reported that issues with
Progress Energy's lack of
response to emergency situ-
ations was becoming a seri-
ous problem. He told the
council that it took Progress
Energy four hours to re-
spond to a downed live wire.
Progress Energy hhs recent-
ly removed a "trouble man"
position from the Cross City
area and lack of service is-
sues have, been going on for
some time.

After some discussion, the
council decided to move for-
ward with attempting to
contact the appropriate law-
makers in order to investi-
gate the possibility of shift-
ing Cross City's power to
Central Florida Electric.
Councilman Gooding stated
that Central Florida Electric
has local staff, lower rates,
and might be more respon-
sive to emergency situations
involving public safety than
Progress Energy has been
in the past. However, Mr.
SCassidy and Attorney Greg
Beauchamp stated that the
service areas are set by the
Public Service Commission
and that any change would
require legislation and
would be a "long haul."

The owner of the El Dorado
Motel and Restaurant
voiced his complaints about
Progress Energy's high
commercial rates and the
difficulty he has had over
changing the access for his
business from the front to
the back. He also took a:moi
ment to "thank the council,
for working with me, and
business people like me, and
especially Clay Locklear, for
making us feel welcome in
Cross City"

The meeting was adjourned
around 9:00. The next meet-
ing will be Monday the 26th.


WHEN THE GAME

IS ON THE LINE

NOTHING IS

LEFT TO

CHANCE.


lerry Prater, Veterans Ser-


Big Bend Water Association
Jack Spivey, Building and


14. Howard Reed, County Road
Superintendent
15. Tim Alexander, Emergency
Services Director
16. Cindy Bellot, Librarian
17. Arthur Bellot, County Manag-


er
18.
Attorney
19.
Court
20.
21.
22


Leenette McMillan, County
Dana Johnson, Clerk of
County Commission Items
Vouchers Approval
Adjourn


PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person
decided to appeal any decision made by
the Board with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting or hearings,
he/ she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and for such purpose, he/ she
will need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence ulion which the appeal is to be
based.
"Persons with disabilities requesting rea-
sonable accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should contact (352)
486-4931 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida -
Relay Service at (800) 955-8771."

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


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
3rd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DIXIE
COUNTY

Washington Mutual Bank
Case #: 2008-CA-000042

Plaintiff,
-vs.- Scott M. Sturtevant a/k/a Scott
Sturtevant, Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order of Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated January 7,
2009, entered in Civil Case No.
2008-CA-000042 of the Circuit
Court of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in
and for Dixie County, Florida,
wherein Washington Mutual Bank,
Plaintiff and Scott M. Sturtevant
a/k/a Scott Sturtevant are defen-
dant(s), I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash, OUTSIDE
CLERK OF THE COURT'S OFFICE
IN THE FRONT LOBBY OF THE
DIXIE COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
LOCATED AT COUNTY ROAD 351
AND KING AVENUE, CROSS CITY,
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AT
11:00 A.M. on February 10, 2009,
the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to-
wit:

LOT 1, BLOCK B, FLORIDA OAK
FOREST, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 164, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

TOGETHER WITH DOUBLEWIDE
MOBILE HOME, YEAR: 1985,
MAKE: CITATION, VIN# EJ05528A
& VIN# EJ05528B, PERMANENTLY
AFFIXED THEREON.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

DATED at Cross City, Florida this
7th day of January_, 2009.

DANA CANNON JOHNSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Dixie County, Florida

ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN
10004 N. Dale Mabry Highway,
Suite 112
Tampa, FL 33618
Karen Leverett
Deputy Clerk
Dixie County Advocate.
3,4


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION, FILE NUM-
BER 2008-CP-71

IN RE: ESTATE OF MARGARET
JANE GRAY, DECEASED.

AMENDED NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

The administration of the Estate of
MARGARET JANE GRAY, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
July 31, 2008; File Number 2008-
CP-71, is pending in the Circuit
Court of DIXIE County, FLorida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P. Box 1206, Cross
City, FL 32628. The names and
addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.

All creditors of the Decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against Decedent's estate,
on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER TH ETIME OF HTE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the Decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's es-
tate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.

The date of first publication of this


notice is January 15, 2009.

Gregory V. Beauchamp, PA.
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
P O. Box 1129, Chiefland, FL
32644

Rickey Nelson Gray
Personal Representative
PO Box 161
Suwannee, FL 32692


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

(2),3,4


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 3rd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DIXIE
COUNTY

Deutsche Bank Trust Company
Americas formerly known as
Banker's Trust Company, as
Trustee and Custodian
Case #: 2008-CA-000061

Plaintiff,
-vs.-
Michael J. Frisbey and Sandra
Lee Whorton
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order of Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated Janu-
ary 7, 2009, entered in Civil Case
No. 2008-CA-000061 of the Circuit
Court of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in
and for Dixie County, Florida,
wherein Deutsche Bank Trust
Company Americas formerly
known as Banker's Trust Compa-
ny, as Trustee and Custodian,
Plaintiff and Michael J. Frisbey
and Sandra Lee Whorton are de-
fendant(s), I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash, OUT-
SIDE CLERK OF THE COURT'S
OFFICE IN THE FRONT LOBBY
OF THE DIXIE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, LOCATED AT COUNTY
ROAD 351 AND KING AVENUE,
CROSS CITY, DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on Feb-
ruary 10, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to-wit:

27-2 FURTHER DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS: THE EAST HALF OF
THE WEST TWO--FIFTHS THE
NORTH HALF (EXCEPT THERE
SHALL BE AN EASEMENT FOR
PRIVATE ROAD AND PUBLIC
UTILITIES ALONG THE SOUTH
25 FEET OF THE ABOVE DE-
SCRIBED LOT) OF PARCEL 10
LYING IN SECTION 24, TOWN-
SHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 13
EAST, DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

COMMENCE AT ACONCRET; E
MONUMENT AT THE NORTH-
WEST CORNER OF U.S. GOV-
ERNMENT LOT 3 IN AFORE-
MENTIONED SECTION 24 FOR A
POINT OF REFERENCE,
THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DE-
GREES 52 MINUTES 30 SEC-
ONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF
50.04 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 88 DE-
GREES 49 MINUTES 07 SEC-
ONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF
681.78 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DE-
GREES 54 MINUTES 56 SEC-
ONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF
1958.96 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE
AND THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE CONTINUE
SOUTH 0 DEGREES 54 MIN-
UTES 56 SECONDS EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 326.50 FEET TO
AN IRON PIPE, THENCE RUN
SOUTH 88 DEGREES 11 MIN-
UTES 58 SECONDS EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 633.57 FEET TO
AN IRON PIPE, THENCE RUN
NORTH 0 DEGREES 57 MIN-
UTES 10 SECONDS WEST, A
DISTANCE OF 327.50 FEET TO
AN IRON PIPE, THENCE RUN
NORTH 88 DEGREES 17 MIN-
UTES 17 SECONDS WEST, A
DISTANCE OF 633.30 FEET TO
AN IRON PIPE AND THE POINT
OF BEGINNING, ALL LYING AND
BEING IN DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE IF ANY, OTH-
ER THAN THE PROPERTY OWN-
ER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.

DATED at Cross City Florida ,
this 7th day of January,
2009.

DANA CANNON JOHNSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Dixie County, Florida

ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN
10004 N. Dale Mabry Highway,
Suite 112
Tampa, FL 33618
Karen Leverett, Deputy Clerk
3,4


INVITATION FOR BID

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
NONREFUNDABLE payment of
$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
Si dND'ORkGINALAND TWO' .
CONFORMED COPIES of the fol-
lowing:
1. A properly executed Bid
Form.
2. A properly executed Bid
Guarantee.
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
Street)
Graceville, Florida 32440

2,3

NOTICE OF ADOPTION
OF RESOLUTION
VACATING PUBLIC ROADS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE
TOWN OF CROSS CITY, FLORI-
DA, at its regular scheduled meet-
ing on January 12, 2009, vacated,
abandoned and closed the follow-
ing described roadways:

That portion of Putnam Street be-
tween Blocks 6 and 15 of
Gaulden's Second Addition. Also
described as that portion of Putnam
Street between NE 137th Avenue
(Finlayson Avenue) and NE 134th
Street (Chewning Avenue.)

Said lands situate, lying and being
in Dixie County, FLorida.

A Resolution vacating said roads
was duly adopted.


Angie Bush, Town Clerk.


"And we love to dance, especially that new one
called the Civil War Twist.
The Northern part of you stands still while the
Southern part tries to secede."


Dick Gregory


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-80-CA

DAVID W. WIGNALL, JR., PLAIN-
TIFF, VS.
KINDER MOBILE HOME SALES,
INC. ETAL, DEFENDANTS.

NOTICE OF ACTION

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
860, Sparks, NV 89431; and Janet
L. Roberts, residence unknown,
last known address: 289 Shady
Oaks St., Lake Orion, MI 48362 if
alive, and If dead, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors and all other parties
claiming by, through, under or
against them; and all unknown nat-
ural persons If alive, and If dead or
not known to be dead or alive,
their several and respective un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees and creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through or un-
der those unknown natural per- .
sons, and, and the several and re-
spective unknown assigns, succes-
sor In interest, trustees or any oth-
er person claiming, by, through,
under or against any corporation or
other legal entity named or identi-
fied as a defendant; and.all
claimants, persons or parties, nat-
ural or corporate, or whose exact
legal status is unknown, claiming
under any of the above named or
described defendants or parties or
claiming to have any rights, title or
interest in and to the lands herein


after described.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion 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-
GA4130128012B

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 at-
torney, 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
plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a default will
be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the complaint of
petition.

NOTICE TO PERSONS WITH DIS-
ABILITIES: If you are a person
with a disability who needs any ac-
commodation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact Court Administra-
tion at the Dixie County Court-
house 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

2,3,4,5.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 3rd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DIXIE
COUNTY

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as
Trustee under Pooling and Servic-
ing Agreement Dated as of Octo-
ber 1, 2004 Asset-Backed Pass-
Through Certificates Series 2004-
MHQ1
Case #: 2008-CA-000079

Plaintiff,
-vs.-
David A. Thomas; Unknown Par-
ties in Possession #1; If living,
and all Unknown Parties claiming
by, through, under and against the
above named Defendant(s) who
are not known to be dead or alive,
whether said Unknown Parties
may claim an interest as Spouse,
Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Oth-
er Claimants
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order of Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated January
7, 2009, entered in Civil Case No.
2008-CA-000079 of the Circuit
Court of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in
and for Dixie County, Florida,
wherein Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as
Trustee under Pooling and Servic-
ing Agreement Dated as of Octo-
ber 1, 2004 Asset-Backed Pass-
Through Certificates Series 2004-
MHQ1, Plaintiff and David A.
Thomas are defendant(s), I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash, OUTSIDE CLERK OF THE
COURT'S OFFICE IN THE
FRONT LOBBY OF THE DIXIE
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LO-
CATED AT COUNTY ROAD 351
AND KING AVENUE, CROSS
CITY, DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AT 11:00 A.M. on February 17,
2009, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:

ALL OF LOTS 5 AND 6, AND THE
EAST 10 FEET OF LOTS 3 AND
4, CHEWNING SUBDIVISION, AS
PER THE OFFICIAL PLAT
THEREOF ON FILE AND OF
RECORD IN THE OFFICE, OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, DIXIE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, IN SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP
10 SOUTH, RANGE 12 EAST.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTH-
ER THAN THE PROPERTY OWN-
ER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.

DATED at Cross City, Florida,
this __7th_ day of January,
2009.

DANA CANNON JOHNSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Dixie County, Florida

ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN
10004 N. Dale Mabry Highway,
Suite 112
Tampa, FL 33618

By: Karen Leverett
Deputy Clerk
3,4

"He was a dreamer, a
thinker, a speculative
philosopher...or, as his
wife would have it,
an idiot."
-- Douglas Adams


Page 11


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 3rd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DIXIE
COUNTY

Deutsche Bank National Trust
Company, as Trustee for Morgan
Stanley, MSAC 2007-NC3
Case #: 2008-CA-000122

Plaintiff,
-vs.-Mary B. Leach and Mary Ann
Freeman
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order of Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated Janu-
ary 7, 2009, entered in Civil Case
No. 2008-CA-000122 of the Circuit
Court of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in
and for Dixie' County, Florida,
wherein Deutsche Bank National
Trust Company, as Trustee for
Morgan Stanley, MSAC 2007-NC3,
Plaintiff and Mary B. Leach and
Mary Ann Freeman are defen-
dant(s), I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash, OUT-
SIDE CLERK OF THE COURT'S
OFFICE IN THE FRONT LOBBY
OF THE DIXIE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, LOCATED AT COUNTY
ROAD 351 AND KING AVENUE,
CROSS CITY, DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on
March 24, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to-wit:

BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF GOVERNMENT
LOT 3, SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP
9 SOUTH, RANGE 13 EAST AND
RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 33
MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST
ALONG SOUTH LINE OF SAID
GOVERNMENT LOT A DISTANCE
OF 682.94 FEET TO A POINT,
THEN RUN N 0 DEGREES 18
MINUTES 07 SECONDS WEST,
ALONG THE WEST RIGHT OF
WAY LINE OF A PROPOSED
STREET A DISTNACE OF 1615.4
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. FROM SAID POINT OF
BEGINNING CONTINUE NORTH
0 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 07
SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE
OF 318.08 FEET, THEN RUN
NORTH 88 DEGREES 33 MIN-
UTES 37 SECONDS WEST A
DISTANCE OF 318 FEET, THEN
RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 18
MINUTES 07 SECONDS EAST A
DISTANCE OF 318.08 FEET,
THEN RUN SOUTH 88 DE-
GREES 33 MINUTES 37 SEC-
ONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF
318 FEET BACK TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING, DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTH-
ER THAN THE PROPERTY OWN-
ER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.

DATED at Cross City, Florida,
this _7th_ day of January
2009.

DANA CANNON JOHNSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Dixie County, Florida

ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN
10004 N. Dale Mabry Highway,
Suite 112
Tampa, FL 33618
Karen Leverett
Deputy Clerk
3,4


DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
DATED at Cross City, Florida this
7th day of January, 2009.

DANA CANNON JOHNSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Dixie County, Florida
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN
10004 N. Dale Mabry Highway,
Suite 112
ampa,FL 33618
By: Karen Leverett
Deputy Clerk
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

BELL FAMILY TRUST
PO BOX 609
CROSS CITY, FL 32628

The holder of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of
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:
SEE EXHIBIT "A"
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

JAMES E. TIMMONS, NICK
KLERCKER, JASON PETERSON,
8805 HONEYWELL ROAD, GIB-
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
EXHIBIT A
Description of Property:
Parcel No. 17-08-14-6876-0004-
04D0
2.57 ACRES 17 8 14 TRACT 4D
SUWANNEE RUN UNREC S/D
FURTHER DESC BY CONTRACT
IN ORB 77 PP 348-50 ORB 251 P
756 & 758
Subject to the restrictions of
record.
1,2,3,4

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
3rd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR. DIXIE
COUNTY

HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Inden-
ure Trustee for the registered Note-
holders of Renaissance Home Eq-
uity Loan Trust 2005-3, Renais-
ance Home Equity Loan Asset-
Backed Notes, Series 2005-3
Case #: 2008-CA-000099
Plaintiff,
-vs.-
Robert J. Romer and the Estate of
Raymond E: Romer, Deceased and
Unknown Heirs,Deyisees,
Grantees, Assignees,Greditors,
Lienors and Trustees of Raymond
E. Romer, Deceased, and all other
Persons Claiming By, Through, Un-
der and Against the Named Defen-
ant(s); Sean Reed Romer; Bar-
bara Breitberg; Raymond Edward
Romer, Jr.; Joanne M. Gowen
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
uant to an Order of Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated January
7, 2009 entered in Civil Case No.
2008-CA-000099 of the Circuit
Court of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in
and for Dixie County, Florida,
wherein HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as
Indenture Trustee for the registered
Noteholders of Renaissance Home
Equity Loan Trust 2005-3, Renais-
sance Home Equity Loan Asset-
Backed Notes, Series 2005-3, .
Plaintiff and Robert J. Romer.and
he Estate of Raymond E. Romer
DOD 12/12/2006), Deceased and
Unknown Heirs, Devisees,
rantees, Assignees, Creditors,
Lienors and'Trustees of Raymond
E. Romer, Deceased, and all other
Persons Claiming By, Through, Un-
der and Against the Named Defen-
dant(s) are defendant(s), I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash, OUTSIDE CLERK OF THE
COURT'S OFFICE IN THE FRONT
LOBBY OF THE DIXIE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT
COUNTY ROAD 351 AND KING
AVENUE, CROSS CITY, DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M.
on February 17, 2009, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to-wit:

LOT 31, DEER RUN SUBDIVI-
SION, AS PER THE OFFICIAL
PLAT THEREOF, IN PLAT BOOK 1
PAGE 135, DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

TOGETHER WITH A DOU-
BLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, YEAR:
1992, MAKE: COM-CAMP, HAVING
VIN# GMHGA117926501A & B,
PERMANENTLY AFFIXED THERE-
ON.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60


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Obituaries and Faith


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-Thomas Charles Valentine

MR. THOMAS CHARLES VALENTINE of Cross City
passed away Friday, January 9, 2009 from injuries sus-
tained in an automobile accident. He was 24. Mr. Valen-
tine spent his entire life in Cross City. He was the 2002
Class Valedictorian at Dixie County High School. He en-
joyed racing and football, collecting nut-
crackers and ornamental Santa Clauses
as well as an avid reader. The classics
were his favorite. He was working as a
shift manager for Hardee's. He was a
member of the Central Baptist
Church.

He is survived by his parents Charles
and Elaine Valentine of Cross City;
paternal grandmother Katie Lee
Valentine ot Cross City; brothers
Charles Thomas "Jug Head" (Amy)
Valentine of Old Town; sister Pamela Sue I
(Dennis) Mercer of Tenniles; numerous aunts, un s and
cousins and his best friend Sammy Gay.

Funeral Services were held Monday, January 12, 2009 at
2:00 pm at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. David Downing officiating. Burial followed at Cross
City Cemetery A visitation was held at the chapel one
hour prior to the service.

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


Robert Louis Jerrells

MR. ROBERT LOUIS JERRELLS of Cross City passed
away Friday, January 9, 2009 at Haven Hospice in
Chiefland after, a long illness. He was 53 years old. Mr.
Jerrells was born in Cross City on January 21, 1955 and
spent his lifetime here. He worked for Cross City Veneer
Mill for 18 years as a knife sharpener. He loved to fish
and garden, when he was able and enjoyed watching ball
and wrestling. He was a member of the First Assembly of
God in Cross City.

He is survived by sons Ryan Jerrells and Mathew Jerrells,
both of Cross City; daughter Cheryl Lynn Lucero Wen-
gather; step-children Robbie and Amber Yawn; parents
Morris and Julia Jerrells of Cross City; brothers Nathan
(Donna) Jerrells, a twin, of Cross City; Randy (Nadine)
Jerrells of Old Town, Manuel (Sunshine) Jerrells of
Cross City and Vince (Darcy) Jerrells of Cross City; sister
Martha Lou (Clint) Murray of Cross City and 5 grandchil-
dren.

Graveside services were held Sunday, January 11, 2009 at
Pleasant Grove Cemetery with Rev. Marvin Parsley offici-
ating.

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



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Peggy Reynolds


Peggy Reynolds Martin (74), born September 28, 1934 in Ocala,
beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, was called
home to be with our Lord on January 6, 2009. A life long resi-
dent of Ocala, she graduated from Ocala High School in
1952. After 28 years of dedicated service, she retired from
Sprint. Peggy lived in Horseshoe Beach, Fl for the last 10
years. Preceded in death by her father, Grady Reynolds, moth-
er, Mabel Reynolds Talmadge, and brother, William Reynolds,
she is survived by her husband of 50 years, Bobby G. Martin of
Ocala, sons Bobby G. Martin, Jr. of Lafayette, Louisiana, David
0. Martin of St. Cloud, Florida, Michael A. Martin of Belle-
view, and Joseph R. Martin of Ocala. She was blessed with
.seven wonderful grandchildren, Andrew, Lindsey, Aaron,
Alexander, Douglas, Carsyn, and Sawyer.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2009
at The First Baptist Church of Horseshoe Beach at ll:00am


Faith Baptist Church News


We had a wonderful day in Christ today at Faith. Bro. Jackie was
back for both services. He will be gone for the next week on a visit
to Utah and Bro. Bobby Bryan will be preaching the Sunday AM
service, David Osteen the evening service and Don Winstead
Wednesday night.
AWANA's started up again Sunday night, so be sure you come out
and bring any little ones you know of to enjoy this program and
learn about Jesus.
The weather is supposed to be very cold this weekend, but we'd
love to have you come out and worship with us anyway. If any of
our visitors were looking for a church home, we invite them to
share ours and if you were just passing through, we invite you
back anytime.
Remember this week to pray for the sick, the ones in the hospitals,
the bereaved and most of all the LOST. We at Faith love you and
wish you a wonderful week.


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NEW PROSPECT BAPTIST NEWS

Once again, God blessed us with being in church services
Sunday, and we thank Him for it. We were additionally
blessed with a beautiful song by our quartet composed of
Aimee, April, Kelly and Tracey, as well as the fine singing
by our choir and gifted playing of our musicians. With
God's help, Bro. Coons delivered very timely and well-
thought-out messages, straight from the Word. It was good
to be in God's House!

On Wednesday evening, Jan. 21st, we will enjoy our month-
ly Fellowship Supper at the church annex. In other church
news, we were pleased to learn Sunday that the Community
Sings will resume Saturday evening, Jan. 24th, beginning at
6:00 P. M. at NPBC, so please make plans to attend and lis-
ten to some fine gospel singing...you'll be glad you did!

Bro. Billy continues to recuperate well at home and, for
that, we are very thankful to God, our Great Healer. There
are many others on the various prayer lists in our commu-
nity, and we encourage you to be in prayer for them, as well
as our people in military service and the President and oth-
er leaders. We welcome you to visit with us anytime at
New Prospect; we consider all our visitors special! Have a
good week, and may God bless and keep you safe.


First Baptist
Church of
Steinhatchee

We had our Missionary from
Mexico with us on Sunday!
He was Jose' Gomez and His
wife Hanna! They have 2
precious daughters, Joanna
and Samantha! Jose' and
Hanna is going to have a son
in May! He taught our mixed
adult Sunday School Class
and delivered a message ti-
fled: "Don't Limit an Unlim-
ited GOD!" What an inspir-
ing message from his heart
for all of us to live by! The
family sang "Livihg By
Faith" in Spanish and Leon
Holden 111 sang it in English!
Little Joanna sang her spe-
cial in Spanish also The
choir sang," HIS Love Lights
the Way"! Thanks to all of
you! May our lives be a
"show and tell" for GOD'S
glory!!

It has been a wonderful year
and we should all thank
GOD for what HE has


brought us through! Remem-
ber: GOD will guide us
through therapids of
change We are truly a
blessed people in the U.S.
compared to the rest of the
world! Happiness is a state
of mind,,,think happy
thoughts all the time and
you will be just fine in 2009!
Always Sandy Coleman




The Night Before

the Rapture

'Twas the night before the rap-
ture and all across the earth
Men were scurrying about with-
out salvation or new birth
Some preachers were preaching
very faraway from the word
The salvation message now was
hardly ever and seldom heard
though real Christians were
praying with fervent faithful
care
In the sure knowledge that our
savior would soon be here
Most went about their lives


Please study the plan of


SALVATION


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


John 14:6
Acts 4:12

Matthew 10:32-33

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

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


thinking that "I do good deeds,"
"I'm basically a good person, sal-
vation I don't really need."
"No one is perfect, I've done
good works, who could want
more?"
"And besides His return has
been prophesied many times be-
fore."
But the word reminds us, "In an
hour as you would think not,
The Son of man will return."
We surely have not been forgot-
ten
All through the word His return
is foretold, to watch and pray
He is soon returning to remove
the church and take us away
The Lord himself shall descend
from heaven with a shout with
The voice of the Archangel, and
with the trump of God and the'
Dead in Christ shall rise first.
Then we which are alive and re-
main
Shall be caught up together
with them in the clouds, to meet
the Lord in the air.
This is the promise that we have
in Him that His return is really
true
And that He is coming back as
He promised t6 get me and you.
If you are lost and have never
invited Him in your life to stay
Then do it now my friend, do it
quickly and without any delay
Don't let His return catch you
off guard invite. Him in your
heart
And let your new life in Him
begin and give you a fresh start
The rapture is coming and His
return will be very soon
It could happen in the morning,
or midnight, or in the after-
noon
.Be ready and don't be one of
the ones' that are left behind
If you seek Him now His love
you will be able to find.

By Bob Puckett

And while it has not
pleased the Almighty to
bless us with a return of
peace, we can but press
on, guided by the best
light He gives, trusting
that in His own good
time, and wise way, all
will yet be well.
--Abraham Lincoln


Countryside Chap;el Pentecostal New Prospect Baptist Church Calvary Temple Assembly of God
Church US 19 Between Cross City & Old Town Suwannee Lumber Road Cross City
Hwy 349 & County Road 351 Jesus is The Answer For Your Life "Join Us ForAVist. Stay ForAU Afetime.
Old Town, FL 32680 Sunday School 10A- Morning Worship 11A Wednesday Everin Service 7P
Children's Church 11A. Evening Worship 7P Kid Church -Ages 35 & 6-12
Worship Service Sunday 11am & 6pm Wednesday Evening 7P
Reverend Calvin G. Conner, Jr. Pastor Billy Robson s r urst
352-542-8831 (352) 498-3711 (352) 498-3023

First Baptist Church of Old Town Old Town United Methodist Church
*WelcomeToGod'sHouse-Wuon'YouComenOnIn' US 19 Old Town .
Sunday School 10A Morning Worship 11A Food Panty Open 8am-11am, Mon -Thurs.
vening Worship 6P "Come Let Us Worship& Adore Him"
Wednesday Bible Study 7P Sunday Worship 9:30A
Knock & the door will open; seek & you will find, ask & you will be Church School 11A
given life eternally. Wednesday Choir Practice 7P
Pastor Royce Hanshew Pastor Rev. Carl Rainear.
(352) 542-7050 (352) 542-7954

First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee Old Town Church of God Cross City Church of Christ
Riverside Drive 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- 7:00P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P Awana 6:30 Wednesday Evening Worship 7:0OP
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 raining 6P Evening Worship-7P Wednesday Family Training HourAdult & Teen Ministry,
Wednesday Bible StudylPrayer 7P Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P Boy's Brigade & Giri's Club 7:00P
Pastor Carlos M. Perez Pastor Archie Knowles Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey, Pastor
(352) 498-0756 (352) 498-5535 (352) 498-3280

First United Methodist Church Seventh-Day Adventist Church Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Church
22 NE 138th St Cross City Cross City 100 Parker Street Cross City
22 NE 138th St O Cross City Cross City In the Heart of Diie Co., with Dixie Co. at Hearti
TOpen Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors" 'welcomes You Where Jesus is Lord" Sunday School -10A- Morning Worship 11A
The Peole of The United Methodist Church Sabbath School 9:30A Moming'Worship 11A Children's Church- Ages 3-7
Sunday School 9:45A- Morning Worship 11A Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30P Sunday Evening 7:00 pm
Wednesday Adult Choir 7:30P Wed. Family Night 7:30P Youthquake & Kid's Club
Pastor Rev. Glenda Brayman Pastor Bill Schnorbus Pastor Paul & Louise Tyson
(352) 498-3420 H (352) 498-3258 C (352) 498-5674 (352) 498-0736

Harvest Winds Ministries Faith Baptist Church
1 mile South of Cross CityHwy 19CR5A(BetweenCrossCity& Old Ton)
Sunday School 10:15 The Church WithAn Open Door"
Church 11:00 Sunday School 9:45A Morning Worship 11A
Wd Mrnig raeEvening Worship 7P
Weds. Morning Prayer Mid-Week Bible Study-Wednesday- 7P
Pastor Charles & Jackie Bechtold Rev. Jacke Pettry, 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 School 10AMoing Worhip 11A
Sunday-Moring Prayer 9:15A Sunday School 9:45A Sunday Morning 10:30A Sunday Evening 6P Sunday Children's Church 11A
'Moming 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. Marvin & Janice Parsley
Pastor Wayne Allen Pastor Theadus & Benita Corbin (352) 4983366
(352) 498-5617 (352) 498-5837
T.MctrbbBtaptls Church Holy Cross Catholic Mission [Ro 1318] Let no debt remain
7391 NE 349 Hwy--Comer of 349N/351A Hwy 19 South of Cross City tstandin except the
Bruce Sullivan, Pastor, Mass Sundays 11:30 amoutstanding, except the
O Townl42227 Confessions- Sundays 10:45-11:15 am continuing debt to love one
Old Town: 542-2207 CCD Every Wednesday 6:00 7:15 pm
Sunday School 9:45 AM; Church 1:00 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 Pre-K thru High School
Wednesday night 5:30-:00-AWANA fellowman has fulfilled the law
Wednesday Night 7:00 PM Bible Study Rosary EveryTuesday 3:00p
Van Ministry Bro. Foy Cell 356-2294 (352) 493-9723


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featured creature


The Wildlife Foundation of Florida
helps fund marine life conservation


The spotted eagle ray is one of the most beautiful creatures in the ocean and one of the largest rays. (Photo by Zig Leszczynski)



Florida's rays are majestic,


graceful, shy and shocking


By FWC Staff

At least 11 species of rays inhabit
Florida's coastal waters..Some of them
are enormous almost 30 feet across.
One of them can generate electricity to
stun its prey. Some have barbs that are
equipped with venom. All of them are
shy creatures that prefer to avoid contact
with people.
Manta ray
The largest of the rays is the manta
ray. The full-grown ones average about
22 feet from the tip of one of their pec-
toral fins (which resemble wings) to the
other (disc width), but they can reach
29.5 feet in disc width and weigh up to
3,000 pounds.
All mantas have two modified "fins"
called lobes that extend from the front
of their head just in front of their eyes.
These fins are actually used by these
amazing fish to direct water current into
their mouth so they can filter'out their
favorite food. Early scientists thought
that the cephalic fins resembled the
horns of a devil, thus the well-recog-
nized common name "devil rays." In
fact, the most common manta species
present in Florida waters is called the
devil ray. The devil ray is small in com-
parison to most other mantas, reaching a
disc width of only 4-5 feet.
Mantas sometimes show up close to
shore. At other times, people see them
over the continental shelf and over reef,
habitats, usually close to the ocean's
surface. They are often seen swimming
in schools, and they sometimes leap out
of the water and land with a huge splash.
Scientists aren't sure why they jump,
however some believe it is to dislodge
parasites that often attach to the rays'
skin. Others have speculated they may
use jumping to attract mates.
Manta rays usually are dark brown,
grayish blue or black on top with pale
edges and white underneath. Some, but


not all, mantas have a venomous barb
which is near the base of the tail on
the top surface. They live at least 20
years.

Spotted eagle ray
The spotted eagle ray is another large
species of ray that may reach a disc
width of up to 9.8 feet and weigh up-
wards of 500 pounds.
They'have very long whip-like tails.
At the base of their tails spotted eagle
rays have one or more venomous spines.
Eagle rays use the spines as defense
against predators, such as sharks.
People see spotted eagle rays mostly
in bays, over coral reefs and in estuar-
ies. They like inshore waters, but they
also show up in deeper coastal waters.
Mostly, they swim in pairs or small
groups in the open water close to the
surface, and they often leap out of the
water similar to their close relatives,
the manta rays.
This is one of the most beautiful rays,
named for the cryptic spotted pattern
across the top of its body with small
white, bluish-white, greenish, pearly
or yellow spots on its black, dark gray
or brown body. Sometimes the spots
are large white rings with black dots in
the center. Eagle rays aie typically all
white on their bottom side.
Cownose ray
Yet another ray species common to
Florida is the cownose ray. It typically
grows to 35 45 inches disc width,
although there is a report of one reach-
ing 84 inches. Cownose rays will have
at least one venomous barb at the base
of the tail and typically are brown with
a whitish or yellowish belly and a broad
head, eyes wide-apart.
This species has very hard tooth plates
and powerful jaw muscles that it uses
to crush various shellfish species that
it primarily feeds on, such as clams,
oysters, scallops and crabs. They
often swim in large schools containing
thousands of individuals. These large


The lesser electric stingray can generate a
37-volt discharge to stun prey andfend off
predators. (FWC photo)

schools of rays when feeding can
devastate local shellfish beds.

Lesser electric stingray
You can find the lesser electric ray
along the beaches and coastal waters
of the western Atlantic Ocean from
North Carolina to Argentina and in the
Gulf of Mexico. They keep to shal-
low coastal waters, buried beneath the
sand or mud or in sea grass most of the
time, but they sometimes venture into
water 180 feet deep.
They have the ability to generate
an electric discharge of 14-37 volts,
which, they use to stun prey and to
fend off predators.
This species does niot have a venom-
ous barb. It is dark brown, light brown
or reddish orange on top with irregular
rings or ovals. The underside is white,
yellowish or greenish:'.
Males grow. to about 26 inches
across; females are a little smaller.
'Electric stingrays eat primarily
marine worms but also include other
invertebrates, juvenile snake eels,
anemones, small fish and crustaceans
in their diet.


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Beachgoers should always

do the stingray shuffle
Beachgoers should exercise predators-burying themselves
caution. Beaches and coast- under the sand with only their
lines are where you find sting- eyes and long spaghetti-
rays year-round. ; shaped tail exposed. That
The most common rays in makes them very difficult for
Florida coastal waters include beachgoers to see. Unaware
three species of whip-tail rays, bathers walking or wading in
including the Atlantic sting- shallow waters can step on a
ray, bluntnose;'stingray, and ray resulting in being stung
southern stingray. Although in the leg or foot by the ray's
stingrays are actually very shy sharp, venomous spine.
by nature, they iare equipped avoid being stung, bath-
with a sharp spine (or barb) on- -6r'rsQly need to shuffle their
their tail which they use as de- feet as they move across the
fense against predators, such sandy bottom. Raysusually
as sharks. .sense the disturbance and
These rays also :use swim away.
camouflage to hide from ;


This historical giant manta ray photo from the Florida Museum of
Natural History shows a ray that measured almost 20feet across.
(Photo by Capt. Jay Gould)


Kids Activities

Ask the Fish Expert
Are stingrays fish? '
Yes, theyjust look a little different. 'They don't have
bones -just cartilage like you havein.your nose and
ears.

What do you call a scientist who studiesfis
A scientist who studies fish is'called an ichtfyologist
(ik -the aw -low gist). "Ichthy" is Latin for fish;
and "ologist" means ole who stud.ies.

Do stingrays have wings? "!: '"
S What some people call wings are actually pectoral
fins that some species flap when they move through
the water. Sometimes when the pectoral fins break
the surface of the water, people think they aregeeig
sharks. "

Where istlie stingray's mouth? '
The stingray's mouth is on the underside of its body
with its nostrils and gills. Stingrays have strong jaws
and some have bony plates in their mouths that can
crush shellfish and other things stingrays like to eat.

Do people eat stingrays?
In some parts of the world, stingray is considered a
delicacy. Barbecued stingray is popular in Singapore
and Malaysia, and pickled stingray is a tradition in
Iceland. Some rays are considered endangered and
are protected.


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