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Thursday, February 26, 2009
Vol. 87. No. 9 14 pages- 1 Section


Kiss Your Well Water Goodbye:


New "Government Authority" promises clean water, but at what price to Dixie?


A member of the audience
asked a question at Thurs-
day night's County Commis-
sion meeting summed up
what may be the attitude of
the majority of Dixie Coun-
ty residents: "Why would I
want to have to'hook up to
water and pay a water bill?"

That's exactly what might
happen to Old Town resi-
dents if the Commissioners
and the Town of Cross City
are persuaded to join the
"Nature Coast Rural Water
Authority" The NCRWA is a
newly conceived "Govern-
ment Utility Authority,"
whose mission, according to
.it's draft document is to "be
the sole and exclusive sup-
plier of water, the sole and
exclusive provider of waste-
water treatment, and the
sole and exclusive provider
of reclaimed water to the
Authority Members within
the Service Area."

The NCRWA, or "The Au-
thority," as it refers to itself-
in the draft document, will
be empowered to assess,
levy, impose, collect and en-


force special assessments to
provide Assessable Improve-
ments upon all or any por-
tion of the lands located
within a Service area" and
to charge fees in order to
provide water to the member
areas. The area currently
being considered for the
"first phase" in Dixie Coun-
ty is the heavily commercial
area along US 19 from the
river to the Old Town Ele-
mentary School.

Business owners along that
corridor appeared before the
Commission to voice their
support for the Authority.
Recent arsenic traces found
in the wells and the high
costs of making potable wa-
ter available in a business
open to the public make
"city" water attractive to
those property owners.

The Mayor of Fanning
Springs and Real Estate Bro-
ker, Cheryl Nekola is one of
the chief advocates of the
NCRWA. She told the Com-
mission that she felt that
having public water sources
would benefit all of the


members in the Tri-County
area, with increased growth
and higher property values.
According to the draft docu-
ment, "The City of Fanning
Springs will revise their util-
ity service area to enable the
NCRWA to provide water,
wastewater, and reclaimed
water service to the unincor-
porated areas of Dixie
County."

Mayor Nekola and a repre-
sentative from the Suwannee
River Water Management
District went to great pains
to explain that the Authority
is needed to protect the
area's water and that Com-
mission would have the final
say on any new areas added
to the Authority and that
hookups would not be re-
quired of Old Town resi-
dents. After several Com-
missioners brought it to
light that the draft document
states "to provide for manda-
tory water, wastewater, and
reclaimed water connections
of potential customers locat-
ed in a Service Area upon
availability of services by
the NCRWA," Nekola.back-


peddled and said that it
might be possible to allow a
lengthy period before hook-
ups were mandatory "like 25
years," however, that was
not written
into the draft You can read tl
document
provided for NCRWA "Reis
signing. draft" online at
Advocate's wet
While the nn i..dcadL .:,c
people selling
the NCRWA idea emphasized
the idea that the County
Commission would have the
final say, the draft document
itself belies this easy-going
attitude. Deep into the draft,
the Authority grants itself
the right to"require and en-
.force the use of services,
products and facilities of the
Authority whenever and
wherever they are accessi-
ble, and to require and en-
force the installation and
dedication to the Authority
of water, wastewater, and
reclamation facilities or
easements as a condition
precedent to the provision of,
service by the Authority or
by another entity authorized
by the Authority to provide


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interim service until Au-
thority services, products
and facilities are available."

Commissioner Troy Johnson
expressed his
entire reservations that
Dixie County
,A finral would be over-
he whelmed by
site at Gilchrist County
e.net votes on'the pro-
posed Authority
Board. Mark Hatch agreed,
saying that "Two-thirds of
the Board would be Gilchrist
County, one-third would be
Dixie, and they treated us
real good at the Fair," he
added sarcastically. He was
referring to the unpopular
vote about postmark dates
on applications that kept
many Dixie County children
from being able to show at
the Livestock Fair this year.
Authority Board members
would be appointed by the
County or City member, not
elected. Officers would be
selected by the existing
Board.

Commissioners.expressed
concerns about the financial


viability of the project after
all of the "stimulus" grant
money has been spent. Stan
Ridgeway of the Big Bend
Water Authority explained
that if the Authority fails,
the state puts in a state man-
agement company that
"raises all the rates and then
slaps its management fee on
top of that." Commissioner
Gene Higginbotham stated
that if "this thing fails and
we're not able to get bonded,
they'll be able to sell it to
Citrus County and we'll be
pumping our water across
the Florida barge canal."

Town of Cross City Manager
Mike Cassidy was asked his,
opinion on the NCRWA, and
he said that the Town Coun-
cil of Cross City "has con-
cerns," and that they have
not committed to joining yet.

If the Commission joins the
NCRWA, it will be expected
to put up $5,000 in "seed
money" immediately, with
another $5,000 due in 2010.
However, water service
would most likely not be
available for several years.


FOE Officers Installed


Commission: Bellot submits retirement

Family Medical announces Sliding Fee cut to $5.00 at Commission Meeting


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SNProviders" on Sunday February 22, 2009 the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Aerie 4250 in Dixie County installed its officers. The'FOE is
dedicated to helping people in their community, and around
the country Last year, the FOE chapters from the state of
o Florida alone donated nearly one-third of a million dollars
to national charities, much going to medical research.


Citing health concerns
and a desire to get in
some more "hunting anid
fishing," County Manager
Arthur Bellot submitted
his medical retirement to
the County Commission
Thursday evening. Mr.
Bellot has been working
for the County since No-
vember of 1977, and tried
to retire in 2007, but was
persuaded to stay a bit
longer.

He has played a major
role in getting grant fund-
ing for numerous projects
over the years, and has
formed friendships with
neighboring entities, that
have benefitted Dixie
County Most recently, he
was instrumental in getting
badly-needed mosquito
trucks at almost no cost to
the County. His untiring ef-
forts on behalf of the people
of Dixie County will be sore-
ly missed. His replacement
has not yet been named.


the channel and
boat ramp im-
provements.

Joe Sparacino ap-
peared to ask for
a plaque honoring
Civil War veter-
ans who fought
for the South to
be placed in the
Courthouse hall-
way. The matter
was referred to
the County Attor-
ney to ensure that
placing such a
monument would
be legal.


Commissioner Edmonds was show
fashion-forward style with an attent
ensemble Thursday evenir


Residents of Horseshoe ap-
peared before the Commis-
sion to ask for some new
speed signs, rock removal in


... Jan Parkes from
Family Medical
ving off his Practice an-
ion-getting nounced that
ng their sliding scale
rate has been re-
duced to. $5.00.
This is good news in a diffi-
cult economy for Family
Medical Patients.
See COMMISSION, pg 6


They're Men in Tights (Tight tights!)

Peddling across the USA for a kid named Gus


INDEX


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


To subst -


On Friday, February 20, 2009 at 12:00 noon the Dixie
County School Board held its 4th annual Dixie Coun-
ty Education Business Partnership luncheon. The
event was called to order by Tim Alexander, who exp-
resed his appreciation for our local business leaders.
Dixie District Schools benefit greatly from contribu-
tions from many of our local businesses. During the
luncheon Mrs. Betty Davidson was recognized for her
Health Science Program which has received State
honors. Beverly Baumer was presented with the State
Turnaround Principal award for bringing RRMS up
to an "A" school rating. Janna Oneal was named the
District
Teacher of the
Year, and
VanAernam
S.Timber was
S .-J-. i .'--, J.i ,Ti.3 nam ed Busi-
ness Partner
of the year.
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We rob from the rich. and give
to the poor that's right!
We may look like sissies, but
watch what you say or else
we'll put out your lights!
We're men, we're men in
tights, tiht tights!)
Always on guard defending
the people's rights.
-From the movie Robin Hood,
Men In Tights

Don't let the padded bicy-
cle pants fool you. Robin
Hood and his Merry Men
didn't have anything on
these three guys, who are
peddling from Celebra-
tion, Florida to San
Diego, California in an
admittedly insane, but
heroic effort to raise
money to buy a handi-
capped kid a specialized
bicycle.

"We'd never met before we
started this," said Don Ro-
bidoux of Tubak, Arizona.
"I just saw it on the internet
and said, sure, count me in."
Clarence Carter of Winter
Park is the only Floridian
on the cross-country jaunt.
The men expect it to take
them three months, more or
less, to make it the 4,250
miles.


The website was set up by
Tony Thompson of
Southampton, England in
order to benefit his 10 year-
old friend Gus. Gus is autis-
tic and has other handicaps
that necessitate a special;
ized cycle so that he can go
riding with his family

The three men were enthusi-
astic about the trip and were
very pleased with Dixie
County hospitality They
spent the night with the
very friendly new owners of


the Carriage Inn and had
mullet and swamp cabbage
for lunch at'the Cypress Inn.
Tony wanted to spend an ex-
tra day playing soccer for
the Advocate's DYS team,
but since he's a little taller
than the typical 8 year-old,
he decided to bike on,
instead.

You can track their progress
and make donations to their
cause at their website, at-
bike4gus.com.


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Thursday, February 26, 2009


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Another turkey from the,


Golden State

Next week, the Florida Legislature will meet to consider,
among other things, a proposal to adopt California's policy on
motor vehicle fuel efficiency

Actually, I'm not aware of anything being done efficiently in
California. Certainly not their budget or their handling of the
obscene influx of illegal aliens. As for motor vehicles, Califor-
nia already requires a specific blend of gasoline, which-makes
it more expensive, and more expensive does not translate into
fuel efficiency according to my calculations.

What the proposed policy would provide is a requirement that
all new vehicles sold in Florida would have to weigh in With
an even higher fuel efficiency rating than federal lawre-
quires. California is allowed to do, this because they had al-
ready established the requisite bureaucracy before a national
standard was established.

All of which makes West Coast environmentalists very happy
Mean old George Bush Wouldn't let. California enforce its fuel
efficiency plan while he was President, but our new chief
exec gave the Golden State the go-ahead, and now they're only
too eager to export this facet of their enlightenment to us be-
nighted souls here in redneck country.

It often seems like most of the idiotic fads that pervade our
culture originate in California, and I suppose that's all right if
you're talking about things like boys showing their under
drawers above their belts, because laws don't get passed estab-
lishing this as a dress code. But when equally hare-brained
id6as pertaining to environmental concerns acquire the force
of law, that's another matter entirely,

If fuel efficiency were actually the issue, I might even be in fa-
vor of adopting the California standard. I still own a 21 year
old compact car because it gets 40 mpg (got 50 when it was
new) it doesn't look like a ruptured turtle, and I didn't'pay top
buck for it brand new in 1988. It was a for real economy car
then, it still is, and its fuel efficiency did not require the input
of California tree-huggers in lab coats.

My point here is that the motor vehicle industry could al-
ready be not just meeting, but exceeding, the targeted mileage
standards set by Washington DC or even California. So, why
aren't they? I don't know if they've got a deal with the oil
companies or they just forgot how, but you can't convince me
that today's new cars couldn't be getting the gas mileage all
this brouhaha is about and more if they really wanted to.

Now, whether or not you might think I'm fantasizing about
my geriatric economy car, the fact remains that passing re-
strictive standards that don't seem to have helped California.
in the vain hope that they'll do something for us makes about
as much sense as raising taxes again when the previous in-
crease slowed the economy, with a resultant loss of tax rev-
enue. That. would seem to be reason enough for our legislature
to leave this turkey on the platter and get on to more pressing
issues, like preserving the habitat of the Perdido Key beach
mouse.

Seriously, California's proposed fuel efficiency standards
would be only one part of an expansive effort to regulate
greenhouse gases, which include things like methane from.
the hindquarters of cattle, but mostly carbon dioxide. The
"greenhouse" concept has to do with C02 trapping heat in the
atmosphere and causing global warming, thus forcing polar
bears to learn hovw to swim and giving Al Gore a new career,
now that his royalties from inventing the Internet are drying
up.

All of which would lead to more expensive cars and still more
bureaucratic BS imposed on anyone who wanted to crank up
a manufacturing industry

Let's hope our legislature leaves this nonsense with the Ter-
minator and his flower children, but it wouldn't hurt to let
our Tallahassee contingent know how we feel, just in case.


y Kathy McKinney

Those of you who have done any time hang-
ing out in my office know that on the wall there
is an out-of-print poster from Leaning Tree. I love this print;
I always have. Daddy used to have it hanging in his office
out at the Princess Drive-In Theater, back in the day I
hadn't thought about it in years, but a few weeks after I took
this editing gig, I made a point to dig it out of Daddy's closet
where it had been gathering dust for years. It features a
grizzled old cowboy who looks sort of like Festus on Gun-
smoke, with a caption that says, "There were a helluva lot of
things they didn't tell me when I hired on with this outfit."

There are lots of things about newspapers that quite honest-
ly, I never gave much thought to until the fallout in the hous-
ing market induced me to work in one. Vacation time, for
instance. There isn't any. The paper has to
come out every Wednesday, and it doesn't care ill am
if I want to take the kids on a homeschool
tour of Southeastern Civil War battlefields or of a nI
not. An every-Sunday visitation schedule also
ensures that the kids and I have had to give shall all
up vacations...at least those that last longer
than Wednesday to Saturday for the forsee- right ai
able future. We are really tired of Wild Ad-
ventures. tha

Another thing is, that if you get sick, you
have to go to work anyway. I'm sure that at
big newspapers like The New York Times, one
employee wouldn't be missed, but we'run a
tight ship here at the Advocate, and without any one of us,
stuff starts to fall apart. At least on Monday and Tuesday .
And sometimes Friday. You get the idea.

So when I got this cold or flu or whatever it is going around
everybody, I just stocked up on Alka Seltzer Plus and sol-
diered bravely on. Well, if brave soldiers whined a lot,
which I suspect they don't. I had to miss coaching my soc-
cer game Tuesday which kills me. I love soccer, and I love
the kids on my team. That tells you just how bad I've been
feeling.

If you've ever had to work for an entire day sitting at a desk
while trippin' on major cold medicine, you know what I'm
talking about. Zombie City. Medicine Head. Abject misery
So I did what comes naturally, I vented. Poor Brandi and
Eli, I know they're sick of hearing me say, "I'm So tired of
coughing,",and "I feel bad," and my personal favorite, "I
wanna go hoooommmeeeeee!" (This is usually in a voice
normally reserved for sticky three year olds who missed
their naps and are demanding another piece of candy.) My
sister just had a tendonyreattached to her foot and is in a gi-
gantic cast for four weeks, and she doesn't complain nearly
as much as I have with this stupid cold that everybody else
has, too. Brandi's mom in in the hospital with it, for good-
ness sakes, and Brandi has it, too, but she still goes after
work every day to take care of "Big Granny" all night until
her mom gets released from the hospital. Brandi never com-
plains. And yet, I still keep on complaining about my mis-
ery Mine is just worse than yours. Because it IS, that's why.
I've been whining almost as much as a man, it's horrible!


Garbage Capital: Dixie County

Do my neighbors want to see a
garbage incinerator built here in
Dixie County?

Maybe we were not paying attention
in 2005 or in subsequent years, but
our county commissioners (two of
whom were indicted by the FBI last
fall) approved an application for
construction of an incinerator in
disguise. -By calling it a gasification
or waste to energy facility, a num-
ber of incinerator projects are be-
ing pushed in Florida.

These are air and water polluting
facilities that will be harmful to the
health of our children and all citi-
zens.

Folks who are already suffering
from asthma, chronic bronchitis,
emphysema or allergies will be fur-
ther harmed. For the promise of 20-
25 jobs is this worth the risk? Do
we want to start a procession of
more nasty projects? The facility'
proposed by Dixie Waste Services
will burn tires, medical waste,
garbage and wood chips. But none
of Dixie County's trash. They were
sent packing by Pasco County in
2003 thanks to citizen opposition.
We can do it here, too.


Everybody has been so good about putting up with me, and
nobody has told me to stop being a baby, shut up and get on
with it. They probably should have.. Thank you, Eli, Angel
and Brandi, for not calling me a whiny baby and telling me
to get my hiney back to work. Raises for everybody!! (OK,
maybe not.) Anyhow, any inadequacies in last week's paper
are entirely my fault; you can call and yell at me if I messed
up your classified ad or something. Now's a good time, be-
cause I can't yell back...I've almost totally lost my voice and
when I do try to talk, I sound like a romatically-inclined
bullfrog in California Swamp.

People calling and yelling. That's another thing I never
thought about with newspapers. As a real. estate appraiser
in "real life," I'm used to being less than popular with (for-
mer) customers. When you tell people what stuff is worth
for a living, you have to get used to being
iOt the editor yelled at; by homeowners, home-buyers,
P \ mortgage brokers (oy, vey, the mortgage
newspaper and brokers), real estate salespeople ....every-
body who has a vested interest in closing
Ways try to do a deal. Lots of people think they can get
through life by bullying anyone in their
nd be good so way; apparently it's a strategy that works,
I 1 because so. many people seem to use it. I
it God will not cannot abide bullies in any form, and that
nake me one" sort of thing just makes me dig in like an
make me one old Arkansas mule.
--Mark Twain


What they don't tell you is that it's not the
government that is a problem. Govern-
ment employees, at least around here, are generally very
pleasant to work with, and if you mess up something for
them, they're very accommodating. (Thanks, Arthur!) But
find an underground bomb, shelter if you misspell a name
on somebody's wedding announcement or leave somebody
out of a picture caption at the Ladies' Tea Society or some-
thing. Get ready to be called all kinds of horrible, unprint-
able names by somebody's dainty, chamomile tea-drinking
grandma.

Am I the only one who has noticed that the whole "sweet lit-
tle old lady" thing is a total fabrication? Doug swears that
Chuck Norris isn't one bit tougher or more ornery than his
70 year old mother when somebody.didn't give her the se-
nior citizen's discount. I can't wait until I grow up and get
my "license to be ornery". I am going to terrorize e every-
body! Maybe that's the payoff for living so long; being able
to tick off absolutely you want to. I am really looking for-
warsl to the whole red hat thing. I think they should have a
junior member club for wannabes. We could trail along be-
hind them, making sure their feather boas don't drag in the
dirt.

Don't take my bellyaching the wrong way; this job is the
most fun that I could ever imagine! I want to be at the Advo-
cate's 100 year birthday celebration in 2021, all dressed up in
my red and purple grandma finery--which, hey, I might be a
grandma by then!--and eating cake and rubbing elbows with
all of the people who've yelled at me in the last two decades.
Hey, and who knows, by then, I may even have gotten a vaca-
tion.. Or over this stupid cold.


To the Editor:


Dixie Waste Services needs to ob-
tain drinking water and waste wa-
ter treatment from Cross City, Since
the 19 acres are outside, of city lim-
its, we need to tell our council mem-
bers that this should not be permit-
ted. For other efforts to stop incin-
erators (an obsolete technology and
one opposed by the American Lung
Association), please call me at 2886
or go to www.DixieCoun-
tyFLnews@yahoogroups.com.

Joyce Tarnow, Cross City




Ms. Tarnow:

According to the agreement that Dix-
ie Waste has with the County, Dixie
Waste will process all of the waste
tires and some medical waste gener-
ated by Dixie EMS at no cost. Dixie
currently has a contract with Aucilla
landfill, and there is no need to
process Dixie's garbage at this time.

As to whether or not the "promise of
20-25jobs" is worth the risk, well,
.you'd have to askthe man who des-
perately needs that job to feed his
family.

-Editor


Cross City CDSI Head Start,
would like to thank the following people for their help in the memorial ser-
vice for Mr. Peppers at our Center.

Old Castle Lawn & Garden for donating Mulch

Dixie Monuments for a memorial marker

Liles Hardware for the dedication tree

Mr. Demetrius for preparing the memorial area for our Marker.

Swnal2feimeeai 6)Ineady, FMty. 25f /O O.-80t 1/.-80.
{7 (71


I would like to thank Karen Voyles, staff
writer for The Gainesville Sun, for the ar-
ticle that was written on the Dixie County
Commissioners meeting that was held on
February 19, 2009. Her article appeared on
Saturday, February 21, 2009.

Thank you, Karen, thank you, for your
truthfulness and honesty in which you
wrote in the article.
I would personally like to invite you to at-
tend our commissioners meetings, held on
the first Thursday and the third Thursday
every month.
I feel these meetings are newsworthy, and
would be reported fairly and honestly by
you. Again thank you!

Bea Gregory, Old Town



Dear Mrs. Bea:

What are we, chopped liver??

Ms. Voyles'story only mentioned the one
"scandal-worthy" thing that happened at
the meeting, and briefly mentioned Mr. Bel-
lot's -retirement, and totally ignored the
other two hours of the meeting. I was at
that meeting, sitting in front of you like al-
ways, and didn't see Ms. Voyles or her cam-
era, anywhere. She "reported" on a meet-
ing at which she was not even present.
That's the '"fair and honest" journalism
that is killing the big newspaper industry
and that seems to be hell-bent on propogat-
ing every bad Dixie County stereotype out
there. As to how and where Ms. Voyles got
the information that she printed, I can only
imagine.

The "dirt" on Dixie is all that they're inter-
ested in, not the many good people that
work their butts off to keep our county
going. When Ms. Voyles shows up to report
off-duty county employees and Paramedics
spending their Saturday frying fish to
benefit a local kid in the hospital, then I'll
be impressed with the Sun's coverage.

Until then, you'll find the whole story of
what really happened, good and bad, at the
meeting in the Dixie County Advocate, page
one.

--Editor


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Thursday February 26, 2009


02/16/09

Randall, Glenda Fay, 34, T. Daniels, Dom Viol
Parsells, Timothy Dwayne, 29, Horace Craft, VOP Lewd
or Lacivious Conduct on Child
Merrett, Troy Bradford, 47, Ganus, DUI
02/17/09

Houtsma, Barry Lee, 24, D.Watson, Poss cont sub, poss -
20 grams cannibas, poss drug para
Lamb, Oliver Jefferson, Jr, 40, Hart, Simple battery,
Hold for Gilchrist
JUVENILE, 12, Nessmith, Burg of a vehicle, Grand Theft
Hurst, Janet Palmer, 47, DCSO, Hold for DOC
02/18/09

Surber, William Anthony, 51, A. Sutton, VOP- Leaving,
scene of accident with death
Miller, Jonathan W, 26, Sgt. Hart, Poss -20 grams mari-
juana
Weaver, Gloria D, 39, L. Brannin, Sale of controlled sub
02/19/09

Wright, Thomas Carl, 27, Sullivan, Warrant FTA- Grand
Theft
Ohara, Paul Jr, 23, J. King, FTA- Larceny Levy Co. War-
rant
Desirant, Stephen Daniel, 39, H. Craft, VOP- Lewd &
Lascivious
Desirant, Stephen Daniel, 39, L. Brannin, Sale of cont
sub
02/20/09

JUVENILE, 15, J. Valentine, Crim Mischief (Felony), Wilful/In-
tent render fire extinguisher
Zablocki, Cory Andrew, 20, Oneal, Grand Theft, Crimi-
nal-Mischief, Tresspass
Byrd, Jonathan Houston, 24, Hoover, Taylor Co. War-
rant, Giving False Name
Reeder, Theresa L, 45, Mallory, Disorderly Intox
Abplanalp, Kenneth J, 29, R. Downing, VOP- Ctl Poss of
controlled Substance "" ""' " . .. ""
Ericson, Jason Andrew, 22, J. King, VOP- Grand Theft
02/21/09

Tercerio, Nasario, 33, Matthis, No Drivers License, Reck-
less Driving
Harper, Mandi Sue, 29, L. Brannin, Burglary (While
Armed), Theft'
02/22/09

Coleman, Johnny Lee, 38, Wimberly, DWLSR





NOTE, It is the policy of The Dixie County Advocate to
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at the request of their immediate family,


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Gainesville, FL The
Florida Division of
Forestry (DOF) is urging
residents to refrain from
all outdoor burning activi-
ties as well as other activi-
ties that can possibly ig-
nite the dead, dry grasses
throughout our area, at
least until weather condi-
tions improve. North cen-
tral Florida has experi-
enced several hard freezes
over the last few months
and a continued lack of
rain making this type of
vegetation easily ig-
nitable. Wildfire can move
rapidly through these
dead, dry, fine fuels. The
low humidity and gusting
winds we have been expe-
riencing, along with these
types of fuels are indica-
tors for the potential of
erratic wildfire behavior.
The weather prediction is
for the dry conditions to


r Burning
worsen as we head into
our spring wildfire sea-
son, which historically
has the highest number of
* wildfires involving the
most acreage throughout
Florida. Escaped yard de-
bris pile burns are the
number one cause of
wildfires year round in
Florida. Local (DOF) per-
sonnel responded to seven
such wildfires yesterday
alone. Significant precipi-
tation is not expected un-
til the summer rain sea-
son arrives, usually
around June. This will be.
accompanied by thunder-
storms and lightening
caused wildfires. DOF
will however continue to
issue burn permits to ex-
perienced burners on a
case by case basis depend-
ing on daily weather,
predictions.


Three North Florida Properties
Designated As Century Pioneer
Family Farms
TALLAHASSEE Florida Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H. Bronson announced today
that three North Florida properties have qualified for recog-
nition as Century Pioneer Family Farms. Recognition in this
program means the families have maintained continuous
ownership of the property for at least 100 years.
The properties being designated are the Gable property and
M & S Farms, both in Jackson County, and the Johnson
Homestead in Hamilton County
"These families have been able to retain ownership of their
land through the depression, diseases, droughts, freezes and
the urbanization of Florida,", Bronson said. "That is a great
tribute to the many generations of these families.
The William and Faye Gable property is currently in row
crops and cattle production and has been used for cotton and
swine production in the past. The Johnson Homestead has
been used for row crops and cattle and is now used for tomato
and timber production. The Johnson's have a family tradi-
tion of grinding sugar cane for cane syrup every Thanksgiv-
ing. M & S Farms, owned by Myra Phillips Httrst, is used for_
pasture, hay and cattle, and also'has'the Dry Creek Grits Mill
located of the6pr1perty. Some people e'dtd t call it the' '.
"Tharp Mill".
Since the program began 26 years ago, 152 family farms
have received the Century Pioneer Farm designation. The
program is administered by the Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services.
For more information about the program or to apply for
membership into the-program contact Richard Gunnels at
gunnelr@doacs.state.fl.us or call 850/488-3022.


""With a stop light, green
means 'go' and yellow
means 'slow down'. With a
banana, however, it is quite
the opposite. Yellow means
'go', green means 'whoa,
slow down', and red means
'where the heck did you
get that banana?"'
-Mitch Hedberg


State Pharmacy Inspector Arrested for
Accepting Unlawful Compensation

Florida Department of Law Enforcement special
agents have arrested an inspector with the Florida De-
partment of Health for allegedly charging pharmacies,
providers and consultants a fee for expediting and suc-
cessfully passing their inspections.
Johanna Estrada, 37, of Miami was arrested today
and charged with three counts of uillawful compensa-
tion or reward for official behavior, a second-degree
felony. If convicted, Estrada could face up to 15 years
on each count.
The investigation began in October 2008 when agents
received information that Estrada was charging a fee
for expediting and successfully passing inspections of
new and existing pharmacies. These inspections are
conducted free of charge by the Florida Department of
Health as a means of making sure that the pharmacies
comply with 'state health standards. The fees charged
ranged from $500 to $1,000 per inspection.
On three occasions between October and January,
FDLE agents set up surveillance outside of the phar-
macies Estrada was due to inspect. Each time, an un-
dercover witness met with Estrada at the pharmacy to
conduct the inspection. According to agents, each in-
spection passed with no issues and Estrada was given
$500 per inspection.Estrada was booked into the
Knight Correctional Center on a $20,000 bond


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Law Enforcement


CFO Sink Urges Fiscal

Responsibility and

Offers Help as Part of

Florida Saves Week


TALLAHASSEE--Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex
Sink is urging Floridians to take advantage of Florida
Saves Week and be pro-active about their financial fu-
tures. Studies show that most Americans do not have
adequate savings for emergencies let alone retirement,
and that 70 percent of Americans are living paycheck
to paycheck. CFO Sink, with other members of the
Florida Cabinet and Governor Charlie Crist, has pro-
claimed February 22 through March 1, 2009 as "Florida
Saves" Week.

"We are committed to helping Floridians learn to bud-
get wisely and plan for a financially secure future, not
just this week but throughout the year," said CFO Sink.
"These tough economic times show how important it is
to have a responsible and secure financial plan for the
long-term, and to be prepared for the bumps in the
road. I want to helpeveryday Floridians achieve this.",

"Florida Saves" Week, part of the national 'America
Saves" campaign, aims to help Floridians learn how to
better manage their money by stressing the importance
of saving and building wealth. At events throughout
"Florida Saves" Week, Floridians will receive informa-
tion about how to increase contributions to their 401K
programs and emergency funds even in these challeng-
ing economic times.

Numerous public outreach events throughout the week
will be hosted by CFO Sink and the Department of Fi-
nancial Services, the University of Florida Extension
offices, local Saves campaigns, and the Financial Liter-
acy Council, which Sink oversees. Consumers interest-
ed in participating in "Florida Saves" activities should
visit the department's website at http://www.myflori-
damoneycom/FLSaves.htm fot event dates and loca-
tions.

Some other topics that will be covered through out-
reach coordinators and the Department are the wise
use of credit cards for teens, credit card identity theft,
hurricane preparedness, small business security, life
insurance; financial fraud, and first-time homebuyer
workshops ... .... ..


For more information on "America Saves,"
visit http://www.americasaves.org.


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Announcements


Jenkins & Giles


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REWARD
Missing Since Wednesday, February 11, 2009
From NE 673 Street & NE 212th Avenue in Old Town


T'he children of Trina 3enkins andSoseyh giles would
ike to announce the marriage of their parents on
Saturday, March 7, 2009, at 3:oo P..
at their camp on the Suwannee River.
EReception wilfollow.

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Bingo at the DAVA Chapter 63
Wednesday at 11:00 A.M.


post will be every


DAV Chapter 63 will have Bingo every
Saturday at 6:00 P.M..


The ACfen Tamicy would Cike to thank the Cross City Poice Department, espe-
ciaftq Officer S. 'Bradi~ey, who's fast response andquicI action heyefto ayprehend
the fit and run driver who damaged our grancddaug her's car in the Subway
parking Cot.
'hank You,
AshCey, Bob, Candy, &c' K.. T.1Aen


DAV/DAVA Chapter 63 meets the first Thursday
of each month, at 7:00 P.M. at the Chapter
Headquarters on the "Prison Road" in Cross City


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Angel Food

Ministries

Update


We are proud to announce that June Wood Florist, is now autho-
rized to take orders. Menus are now available at their office, located
at 263 NE 351 Hwy Cross City.
If you have any questions you may call:
Leo John or Patricia A Perrault (352) 498-2433 or (352) 578-4262
Christine Kight (352) 210-1670
Smoke Signal's Big Ed or Phyllis (352) 542-0665
June Woods Florist (352) 498-3331
God Bless and grant you good health
John 8:32

Distribution day will be on February 28th

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Next time you need to tote tools up a ladder, try this tip. Use a discard-
ed plastic hanging-plant basket as a tool caddy You can easily suspend
it from a ladder rung, keeping your tools within reach, and its hang-
ing hook doubles as a convenientcarrying handle as you move up


A & K NURSERY
Trees, Shrubs, Grasses, Palms, Citrus & Fruit Trees,
Native Species, & Decorative Stone $


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Fax (352) 498-2982


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Sports


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Baseball Season

Starts With a

Big Hit

by Angel Lee

On February 17th, fans filled
the bleachers at the baseball
field, as the season got start-
ed for both JV and Varsity
teams, as they played host to
the Newberry Panthers. The
JV Bears got things going
first. They really played
hard, played good defense
and hit the ball well. The
Bears led 2-1, but the Pan-
thers posted a comeback,
and defeated the Bears 3-2.

The Varsity boys then took
the field, as they too took on *.
the panthers. The Bears
look to play harder and bet-
ter this year, and they came
out looking ready to play
ball, and sportin' new uni-
forms. The Bears took to the
outfield first, and Duane
Lord took to the mound for
the Bears. At the end of the
1st inning, the score was all
tied up at 1.

In the top of the 3rd, New-
berry added one more run,
to make it 2-1, but the Bears
answered right back in the
bottom of the inning, to re-
take the lead 4-2. The next 3
innings were defensive in-
nings, as neither team
scored.

The 7th inning looked to be
the best one of the game,
and added a little nail-biting
drama. The Panthers
knocked out a 3 run home-
run, giving them a one run
lead, 5-4. In the bottom of
the inning, last at bat for the
Bears, the Panthers give up
a basehit and a couple of
walks, and Senior Dillon
Raker steps up to the plate,
and sends one to center, and
drives in the winning run
for the Bears as they take
the victory 6-5. What a
game!

The Bears scored 6 runs on
10 hits, and had 1,error. Du-
ane Lord pitched a complete
game, pitching all 7 innings,
.giving up 7 hits, 5 runs, 'and
struck out 6. At the plate,
Duane went 1-2, with a dou-
ble and 2 RBI's.

Brett Sullivan went 3 -4
with a double and RBI. Ed-
die Brownell, Dillon Raker,
and Zach "Fish" DesJardin
also drove in runs.


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Coming off a big win, the
Bears hit the road for the
first away game of the sea-
son, and traveled to Fort
* :. White to take on the Indians
in a District game. The
.'. Bears got things started as
Brett Sullivan delivered the
first hit of the game, and
was later driven in by Du-
ane Lord, and the Bears took
a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of
the inning, things went bad
for the Bears, as pitcher
Zach "Fish" DesJardin had
to leave the mound due to
illness, and Fort White
scored a whopping 12 runs.


Between innings, a warm-up
pitch went astray and hit
poor Advocate reporter An-
gel Lee. X-rays showed that
her arm wasn't broken, and
she returned to work
bruised, but functioning.

The weather turned cool,
and so did the Bears bats as
the game was called in the
bottom of the 5th, due to the
15 run rule and the Bears
were defeated 17-1. The
Bears hit the road for 3
games next week. The 24th
they travel to Branford (JV
@ 4, Varsity @ 7), the 26th to
Bronson (Varsity only!) and
the 27th they go to PK Yonge
(JV @4:30 Varsity @ 7). The
Bears next home game is on
March 3rd against cross
county rival Chiefland.

Please come out and support
the Bears!!!


The Varsity Bears are looking sharp in their new uniforms.


Soccer Season Winds Up Saturday


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Local


RRMS participates in National

"Virtual" Archery Shootout

The 2009 Florida State
National Archery in
the Schools Program
tournament got under-
way last Saturday, Feb-
ruary 14 and runs
through February 27.

Once again it is con-
ducted in a virtual for-
mat, which allows
each participating
4- school to shoot at
their home facility
(gymnasium or out-
doors), mail in their
scores and possibly re-
ceive an invitation to
the national tourna-
ment in May in
Louisville, Kentucky.

Thirty-three teams
will compete this year
in three different
grade levels, elemen-
tary, middle
and high school. That
is an increase of five
schools from last
year's inaugural tour-
nament, which will
translate into approximately 700 kids shooting for score.

Ruth Rains students let their arrows fly on Friday morning
at the middle school at 8:20 a.m.


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The Raise'm Right Campaign
www.raisemright.com

The Raise'm Right Cam-
paign sponsors six clubs for
our community's children.
Our meetings are on Mon-
days at 2:45 pm at the Trail
Rider's Club by the Cross
City Airport and across
from the Horseman's Associ-
ation arena. new members
are always welcome to join
one or all six clubs, the
clubs are chesstizing chess,
dixie flyer's aviation, drama-
tized drama, madd scientist,
musical musicians', and
speaking spanish spectacu-
larly

We are asking that any one
with an old instrument that
might need cob webs blown
out, dust strummed away or
any that might need a good
beating, to please donate or
loan them to our musical
musicians'. If anyone
would like to sponsor a fu-
ture pilot with getting their
wings, please do. Maybe


you have some old fliest our
microscopes in need of a
place to hang out. if anyone
would like to donate items
for our upcoming rummage
sale we will appreciate it. to
donate please call Jody at
(352)682-0632 or drop by on
mondays when we meet.

The Raise'm Right Cam-
paign would like to say this
to the members of our com-
mulity, "when you change
your attitude, the attitudes
of others may also change."
Our precious children are
influenced by everyone that
comes into contact with
them, please think about the
influences you are nurtur-
ing.

We would like to say thank
you to all of those in our
community that are helping
to raise our children right.
Visit our website for more
information about our cam-
paign. Thanks again from
my wife Tonda and
myself Jody Valentine.


TV-20 GOING DIGITAL

WCJB TV20 has completed the transition to digital. WCJB
is no longer broadcasting an analog signal. While over-the-
air viewers are aware they must now have A converter box
or digital television it is critical to note the importance of
the proper antenna. Households receiving WCJB's analog
signal over-the-air in the past should-be receiving the digi-
tal signal with the proper antenna, The digital signal has
been retested since the analog shut-down and is clear and
strong throughout the entire viewing area.
For additional information: www.dtvanswers.com
www.antennaweb.org
Or call WCJB-TV20 (352) 377-2020 Monday-Friday 8am-5pmi


From COMMISSION, pg 1

Tim Alexander appeared to
report that collections for
EMS are going well and that
the new (used) firetruck
needs about $14,000 in gear'
and updating before it will
be ready to go.

Arthur Bellot presented his
letter of retirement and a
grant contract and confiden-
tiality agreement for the
Mershon Williams project at
Yellow Jacket Landing.
This is part of a possible
grant-funded purchase.

A sort of strange, stilted
conversation took place
amongst the Commissioners
about a "Mining Contrac-
tor" who was "unable" to
carry out his contract, but
who was still receiving a
paycheck from the county.
Commissioner Troy John-
son made a statement that
he was not in favor of a
"man receiving money for a
job that he's not doing."

Commissioner Edmonds
said that the contractor
should be given a chance to
respond, in case he had a
substitute person who could
do the job on his behalf.

A reference was made to a
letter sent to the contractor,
terminating his employ-
ment with the county that


750,000 FAMILIES
GAIN HOPE FOR
THEIR FINANCIAL
FUTURE

NASHVILLE Tenn. Finan-
cial Peace University (FPU),
the 13-week program taught
by Dave Ramsey, has helped
more than 750,000 families
positively change their finan-
cial future. This life-chang-
ing program teaches families
and individuals how to han-
dle their money through
common-sense principles
and small group accountabil-
ity FPU is available for
churches, companies, mili-
tary bases, financial literacy
programs, Spanish speaking
organizations and communi-
ty groups. FPU classes will
be held in Cross City at:

*.First Baptist Church lo-
cated at 16024 Southeast U.S
Highway 19 in Cross City.
The classes will begin Tues-
day, March 10, 2009 at 6:30
PM. Contact Anthony Messi-
na at (352)542-2910 or
a_messina@bellsouth.net for
more information or to regis-
ter.

As they work on a Total Mon-
ey Makeover, the average
family pays off $5,300 in debt
and saves $2,700 in the first
91 days after beginning FPU
and is completely out of
debt, except for the mort-
gage, in 18 to 24 months.
"We've actually relieved our-
selves of over $50,000 worth
of debt in two years just
from using these principles,"
said Russ Lee, former FPU
participant.

Dave Ramsey began teaching
FPU classes in 1994 every
night around Nashville Ten-
nessee In 1997, FPU was
made available on video
across the country with thou-
sands of classes around the
nation today

The program is made up of
13 life-changing lessons


had already been sent, and
Commissioner Hatch stated
that whoever sent the letter
could "send another one,"
taking it back.

All of the mystery and
vagueness was starting to
annoy the audience, and fi-
nally someone asked who
the contractor was that was
being discussed, and Presi-
dent Marvin Hunt replied,
- "Billy Keen." At this point,
a member of the audience
was heard to guffaw loudly

Mr. Keen is under indict-
ment and is being held in
the Alachua County Jail.
The contract was to provide
mine safety training and in-
spection for the county rock
pit. The contract paid Keen
less than $500 a month to
cover the cost of his retiree
health insurance.

The Commission tabled the
discussion on Mr. Keen until
the next meeting, to allow
him time to respond.

Mrs. Cindy Bellot appeared
before the Commission to
note that the library has
been very busy this year,
with over 30,000 books
checked out. Sadly, budget
cuts are going to force the li-
brary to close on Saturdays.
The library has traditional-
ly been open on Saturday
morning until noon.


taught by Dave on DVD in a
fun and entertaining way. "I
like to put the cookies on the
shelf where everyone can
reach them," says Ramsey
After each lesson the group
meets to help each other plan
budgets, discuss successes
and temptations, and support
each other in their journey
to beat debt and build
wealth. Topics covered in-
clude:
* Saving for emergencies
Budgeting
Relationship and money
issues
Buying big bargains
Getting out of debt
Understanding invest-
ments
Understanding insurance
Retirement and college
planning
Buyer beware
Real estate mortgages
Careers and extra jobs

Each class participant needs
a kit. Special rates are rou-
tinely available online at
www.daveramseycom or by
calling 888-227-3223. Included
in the cost of the kit is a life-
time family membership to
FPU, allowing the participant
to return to any class at any-
time for a refresher course.
The kit also includes an FPU
workbook, an FPU envelope
system, 13 audio lessons,
bonus CD, budgeting forms,
debit card holders, and Ram-
sey's best-selling book Fi-
nancial Peace.

"FPU classes are changing
lives across the country
every day," says Louis
Falzetti, executive vice pres-
ident of Financial Peace Uni-
versity "There is something
for everyone in this program
whether you are barely mak-
ing ends meet, just trying to
plan for retirement, or seek-
ing to build wealth. No mat-
ter what your financial situa-
tion, you will find FPU to be
the best motivational tool
available across the nation to
help you attain financial
peace."


Smiles Change Lives


Rotary Student Guests


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Kathleen Chavous, Katie O'Neal, Kaci Anguish and Dana Johnson


The Dixie County Rotary Club Student Guests for the
month of February were Kaci Anguish, daughter of Ken
and Kris Anguish, Kathleen Chavous, daughter of Linda
Futch and Jerry Chavous, and Katie O'Neal, daughter of
Randy and Elaine O'Neal. The Rotary Club invites senior
students from the Dixie County High School to attend week-
ly meetings and learn about this community service orga-
nization. At the February 18th meeting the students gave a
speech which will qualify them to earn a Rotary scholar-
ship. Kaci gave her speech about The Value of a Good
Name, Kathleen spoke on Civil Engineering and the topic
Katie chose was Politicians Should Have No Privacy The
Dixie County Rotary Club.would like to thank the students
for their interest in Rotary and their community




State Fair News


Nine polled Hereford cows left Old Town Sunday morning,
Feb 8 headed for Florida State Fair in Tampa. Accompany-
ing the bulls and heifers were Evergreen Farm owners Ray
and Anne Hodges and Nicole and Arialle Spencer of Flying
S Ranch. Competition on Monday at the Open Hereford
Show earned Thunnder of Evergreen Farm the distinction
of Reserve Grand Champion Bull. Ruby and her calf Huey,
owned and shown by Arialle Spencer, was the winner of the
cow/calf division.


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Local


Family Medical Practice announces the reduction of
co-pays for their sliding fee scale patients.

In consideration of. the current economic hard times, Fami-
ly Medical Practice has reduced the co-pay for the sliding
fee scale program for the uninsured and underinsured pa-
tients, making it possible for qualified patients to receive a
medical visit and accompanying labs for as low as $5 per
visit.

Family Medical offers a sliding fee scale that adjusts
charges based upon family income and size. They also ac-
cept Medicaid, Medicare, Blue Cross / Blue Shield and most
other insurances, keeping health care affordable for all of
Dixie County.

Family Medical Practice is a non-profit health center that is
governed by a board of directors, through North Florida
Medical Centers, Inc. its parent organization. Family Med-
ical Practice enhances wellness for the entire family
through providing high quality, comprehensive primary
and preventive medical health services either on site or
through referrals; providing an array of services such that
helps patients remove barriers to accessing services.

Family Medical Practice's patients will also receive a cost
savings on prescriptions. Because Family Medical Practice
is a community health center, Medicare and non-insured
patients are eligible for 340B pricing on prescription drugs
received through Cheek pharmacy.
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"Many people haven't been getting the medical care they
need", said Jan Parkes, Family Medical Practice Manager.
"They didn't go to the doctor because they couldn't afford to
pay for the visit or to fill the necessary prescriptions. With
this reduced sliding fee scale co-pay, more of our communi-
ty will be able to receive the medical care they need".

Family Medical Practice is located at 412 SW 351 Highway
and serves the entire family with quality and affordable
health care.

Dr. Guy, lead provider, and the staff at Family Medical Prac-
tice welcome new patients and encourage preventative
health care.

Same day, appointments are available. For more informa-
tion about the Sliding Fee Scale Program or to make an ap-
pointment today, please contact Family Medical Practice at
:(352) 498-3349.


Fish Fry For Dixie

:The Holy Cross Council of the Knights of Columbus here
:ir Dixie County are doing a fish fry dinner to benefit the
:sick, poor, and homebound with a delicious fish fry dinner
'for all our friends and neighbors in Dixie County in legiti-
*mate need.

The remaining proceeds will-be given to the Dixie County
Redcoat High School Band and some slight repairs to Holy
Cross Mission Church on Highway 19 in Cross City.

Tickets are $7.00 per meal (all you can eat!) and begins at
5:00 PM and free foodstuffs are also available on a first
come, first serve basis. All faiths are welcome and come as
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American Legion Auxiliary Department President, Kathee
Coughlin dropped by Auxiliary President Lillian Welkie's
house on Saturday, Feb. 21st, to offer help and encourage-
ment at Unit 383's ditty-bag work party President Welkie,
Barbara Condon, Nancy Verville, Donna Williams, and
Ruth Lancaster made a good start on the project.


Lower Suwannee
National Wildlife
Refuge Nature Walks

The first Monday of every
month there is a nature
walk at the Lower Suwan-.
nee National Wildlife
Refuge. The next one will
be March 2nd at 9AM. We
will meet at Gate Ten.. .this
gate is the first gate south
of the south entrance to the
Nature Loop drive on CR
347 .

The February Nature Walk
was unfortunately rained
out but that did not stop our
group from having a very
enjoyable and informative
class on how to use a GPS in
the woods. Rod Hunt ex-
plained that using the GPS


in the woods is somewhat
different than using one on
roads. He said that having a
compass is needed and a
map is useful. The map will
tell you about major points
in the area so that you'have
an idea of the general direc-
tion you want to go, while
the GPS will give you a spe-
cific route.

If you missed last months
class, never fear, Rod is go-
ing to give us a demonstra-
tion and class in the field.
Meeting at Gate Ten we will
walk and use a GPS to get to
where we are going and
back again. Possibly seeing
birds, flowers and butter-
flies along the way

For more information and
directions, please call John
Thalacker at 352-543-6738.


Faith Baptist Church News

We had a great day today Brother Jackie brought two good
messages and the special music was wonderful as always.
If you missed either service you truly missed a blessing.

Next Sunday a special love offering will be taken for Dave
Owens and his family Dave is a 39 year old who is battling
leukemia at Shands. They have no insurance and are in
need of our help. Let's all give as generously as possible.
God will bleps us all for the help we give.

We want our visitors today to know they are very special to
us. If you are looking for a church home, we invite you to
share ours. -

Remember this week to pray for the sick, the bereaved, the
indifferent and the lost.'


Local Farmers Get
Schooled on Crop
Management

A meeting hosted by the
Suwannee River Partnership
recently brought dozens of
locals farmers and,-agricul-
tural organizations together
to learn about the most mod-
ern developments in crop
management. The meeting,
held at American-Legion;
Gilchrist County, offered con-
tinuing education credits for
those that attended and four
presentations were given
that covered various aspects
of crop management.
The meeting began
with a presentation given by
Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District staff that
covered water issues includ-
ing permitting, minimum
flows and levels, and water
use monitoring. Staff espe-
cially stressed the impor-
tance of water use permit-


ting and total maximum dai-
ly loads that a water body
can handle.
The meeting concluded
with a presentation on pesti-
cide, fertilizer, irrigation
record keeping that stressed
the importance of keeping
continuous and accurate
records.
Lunch was graciously
provided by the event's spon-
sors Newton Crouch-Brian
Crosby, GreenSouth-Loren
Brookins, Gilchrist Soil &
Water Conservation District
and Levy Soil and Water
Conservation District and
prepared by Akins BBQ
Restaurant, Bell, Florida.
Attendees were also
asked to attend a field
demonstration event outside
the American Legion Build-
ing where they were able to
see the equipment they had
just learned about in action.


News from the Library

Due to the cut in State Aid to Libraries, Dixie County Pub-
lic Library will no longer be open on Saturdays. Our new
hours will be 8:30 5:30 Monday through Friday, closed on
weekends and holidays.

According to the Florida Dept. of State Library and Infor-
mation Services, there is at least a $6.54 return for every
$1.00 invested in Florida's public libraries. Florida's public
libraries provide total direct economic benefit of $6.0 bil- .
lion per year. to our communities and population. The di-
rect economic contribution of the libraries to the state's ed-
ucation is $2.1 billion annually In 2003/2004 there were 68.3
million in-person visits to public libraries in Florida and at
least 25.2 million remote internet connections to public li-
braries.

If you haven't visited your public library lately, stop in to
see what's available. We have books, audio books, movies
and magazines available for checkout. The regional and lo-
cal newspapers are available to read. The vision impaired
have access to an Optelec reader that enlarges newsprint up
to three inches. A microfilm reader is also available for
those who want to read old copies of the Dixie County Ad-
vocate or have other microfilm they want to look at. We
have computers with internet connection available for the'
public to use to do job searches, check e-mail, play games,
file for public assistance or unemployment, type a resume
or research a magazine article on-line.

If you're interested in meeting people and making new
friends, come to the library You'll find them looking for
books or magazines, reading the newspaper or using the
computers.

They may be volunteering with the Chamber of Commerce,
Dixie Education Foundation, Red Cross, or AARP, all orga-
nizations which are filled with people who enjoy helping
other people.

You just never know what, or who, you may find at the
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by Eli Loy


Signs of the Times


you've got one, it is all
cellular phones have
The things some people been REQUIRED to be
think are good ideas GPS enabled for some
amazes me, sometimes, time now), the cellphone
For example, iPhone has number and ESN (elec-
an application that will tronic serial number)
show you and all other linked to your name and
users in your area on a billing address, (maybe
map, along with various even your SSN), you're
data about them, such as now easier than ever for
their Gmail, twitter, and a well-connected individ-
an instant messenging ual to find. Add this to
client. The phone also your PC's highprobabili-
records GPS coordinates ty of having data-mining,
and embeds them into malicious code in it, and
any photographs you the fact that soon (maybe
take with the phone, not all that soon in Dixie)
When these photos are you'll be watching
uploaded to certain YouTube on yout televi-
places on the web, any- sion via your high-speed
one can view them, and internet connection, and
their coordinates. Com- you might get then feel-
bine these two "features" ing that "Big Brother is
and you've got a stalker's Watching You". Don't
dream. Heck, they can worry, though, they want
stalk you from their liv- to take it even farther.
ing room. Some' people Have you ever had health
even have these applica- problems? Did you ever
tions constantly transmit- have a health issue that
ting data to various web- you'd really rather every-
sites, so anyone can see one not know about? Lots
where they are, at any of folks have. Buried
time. Remember when somewhere deep in Oba-
people used to have their ma's "stimulus" package,
newspaper subscriptions is a provision to national-
suspended just so noone ize your medical records.
could tell they were on Your records, instead of
vacation? Well, with being sealed in a file at
these apps your local cat your doctor's office, and
burglar can spend more only shared/reviewed
time napping, and less with your consent, will
time casing your house, be sent off to a national
you'll do it for them. Oh, medical archive, re-
and if you wanted'to call viewed, along with your
in sick, and maybe do a family's records, scruti-
little fishin'... well, better nized, shared with up to
not take your phone... 600,000 entities, and ulti-
mately used to for God
In addition, another ap- only knows what. Of
plication, "Trapster", al- course, pharmaceuticals
lows users to submit data companies would never
on police roadblocks, get their hands on your
radar zones, traffic cam- records to target you for
eras, and other police specific drugs... really
hotspots. This data is
then displayed on a map Thought Police
which will alert you
when you're approaching Science fiction, right?
,a speed zone. Ostensibly, You can't extract things
this is for speeders. directly from a persons
Everyone drives over the mind... To quote a recent-
speed limit. right? The ly-elected official "YES
fact is, speeding is illegal, WE CAN!" Well, at least
and for good reason. Now, Japan can. Currently the
who else could use all 'thought-reading appara-
this information on po- tus can only reconstruct
lice whereabouts? basic black and white im-
Hmmm, let's think.., ages, such as letters,
Drug dealers, bank rob- from a person's brain pat-
bers, terrorists, kidnap- terns, but they're hoping
pers... Actually, anyone to increase the image
who breaks the law could quality over time. Then
really use this applica- again, if our medical, ge-
tion. Way to go, guys. netic, and other records
go national, astute ana-
More Data Tracking lysts could make the
thought machine obsolete
So, with your cellphone by predicting what you'll
hooked to a GPS (if think,; before you think it.


Fanning Springs Happenings


The Fanning Springs Cham-
ber of Commerce held its
Annual Banquet at the Light-
house Restaurant in Fanning
Springs on. Tuesday evening,
the 17th. We were delighted
to see so many of you come
out for an evening of fellow-
ship and taking time to hon-
or some of those that have
done so much for our com-
munities this past year.
There have been many acts
of compassion and-generosi-
ty from so many of our busi-
nesses and citizens that is
very difficult to select just a
few.
President Becky Sanford
welcomed everyone and
thanked them for coming out
this evening. Pastor David
Jones started us off with the
invocation, followed by the
Pledge of Allegiance to the
Flag of the United States of'
America. After introduc-
tions of those attending,'
everyone placed their order
for the delicious foods the
Lighthouse serves.
Velma Poole stated that the
membership of the chamber
is growing and membership
renewals are coming in. She
stated that the Chamber will
have a food booth at the
March 14th Olde Time
Quilt/Craft Show in Trenton
and a-yard Sale on Saturday,
April 25th. Janet Minor, Ex-
ecutive Director for.
Chiefland Chamber of Com-
merce was introduced and
gave a brief summary on.
how the Chiefland Chamber,
works with all of the other.
chambers in the Tri County
area. Donna Creamer, Exec-
utive Director for Pure Water
Wilderness, then told how .
PWW works with the various
chambers in promoting the
nature based tourism indus-
try in the area. She spoke
about the upcoming 4th
Tourism Summit that we
will be holding on August
11th at the Pine Grove Bap-
tist Church. She also com-
mented on how visiting the
Welcome Centers and other
events help promote the area
to newcomers. Another
event that the PWW/Cham-,
ber Coalition is working on
will be the Paddle/Kayak.


Clean up the Suwannee Riv-
er on Saturday, May 2nd.
More on this event willbe
forthcoming very shortly as
the details are worked out.
It was time to get down to
business as we presented
Certificates of Appreciation
to the following persons: Al
& Jean Barrett for their help
with so many projects
throughout the year.
Chris and Debbie Westmark
for helping with our Chicken
Bar B Cue; Vince & Pat Arca-
di of Toys for Tots for all of
their help with the Festival
and doing such a great job
with Santa Land and their
donation of the beautiful an-
gel for the raffle. Vice Presi-
dent Ron Sundberg for his
contributions to the cham-
ber; Gerald and Melba Gold-
schlager who are always
ready to help wherever need-
ed; Lighthouse Restaurant
and Huckleberry's Bar B
Cue for their contributions
throughout the year; and
Neva Van Camp for her
faithful stops by the office to
open and close the restroom
that is available to those us-
ing the Greenway Trail and
Visitors alike.
The Fanning Springs Com-
munity Church was the re-
cipient of the Volunteer
Group of the Year. They pre-
formed at the.Festival, both
on stage and at riverside be-
fore the Boat Parade, provid-
ed hot drinks for the specta-
tors and the youth sold glow
lites for the Chamber. Pastor
David Jones accepted this
award along with a donation
from the Chamber to assist
the church with some of


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their endeavors. Pastor
Jones started this church in
1996 and for 3 years they met
in the arena area of the Live-
stock Pavilion in Fanning
Springs before having a
place to worship. The
Church has grown and been
a valuable asset to the com-
munity. He and Associate
Pastor Chuck Scott are an in-
spiration to the youth of the
area as well..
Bob Leichner accepted the
award for Volunteer of the
Year as he and his wife Dot-
tie of Dixie Music Center in
Old Town did much of the
work organizing our enter-
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.33 ac Suwannee $150,000
.34 ac Old Town $5,900
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.48 ac Old Town $22.000
.52 ac Suwannee $100,000
.65 ac Suwannee $40.000
.69 ac Suwannee $40.000


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2,70 ac Old Town $38,000
2.73 ac Old Town $35.000
2.81 ac Old Town $39,900
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the Festival.
Carol Tew of Badcock's Fur:
niture of Chiefland accepted
the award presented to the -
Business of the Year. Carol.
has made many contribu- *
tions not only to the Fanning
Springs Chamber but to "
many other functions in the-
community. She also donated
a beautiful portable fireplace
for our raffle. a
We then recognized Cheryl
Nekola who served as Presi-,,
dent for the Chamber for .
many years. Cheryl was also
instrumental in organizing.
the Chamber when it was ,
first started years ago. She
now serves as Mayor of Fani'
ning Springs and has a real-
ty business as well. She was::
awarded the Lifetime
Achievement Award. '
Many door prizes were do-'
nated for the evening and '
there were some lucky win-'
hers that went home very ex-
cited with their beautiful ,
gifts. Donna Creamer was ,
the lucky winner of the
50/50 drawing. Congratula-
tions Donna!
The next meeting of the
Chamber will be held March
18th at a place to be an-
nounced later.







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Thursday February 26, 2009


Stuff to Do


Help Support tie Relay for Life

Buy a Homemade Cake made by Carol Knight
Sour Cream Pound Cake
Pecan Pound Cake
Coconut Pound Cake
8 Layer Chocolate Cake
Hummingbird Cake
Italian Cream Cake
Hershey Syrup Cake

$40.00 each. Al proceeds go to the Kids the Walk
and Praying for a Cure Relay Teamrn

To place your order call Carol at 352-498-0275 or
352-213-2095.


County Cancer Education and'
Support Group

Every Thursday Evening from 5-8 pm
at the Leroy Evans Community Center,
District 6
on CR,55A between Old Town and Cross City

Welcome: Cancer Patients, survivors,
caregivers, family, friends, adults and chil-
dren


FAIR SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE!!
The deadline for applying for the Suwannee River Fair
Scholarship is quickly approaching. You must be a gradu-
ating high school senior and a bonafide (active) member of
FFA or 4-H in good standing in Dixie, Gilchrist or Levy
.County to be considered. If you are interested in applying,
please submit your application now! You can get an appli-
cation: from your FFA or 4H advisor, on our website suwan-
neeriveryouthfair.org, or by contacting our business office
at (352) 262-1829. Mail your completed application to:
Suwannee River Fair, PO Box 252, Trenton, FL 32693, or
bring the completed application to Marti Smith at Billy
Smith's Watermelons, 237 NE 11th Ave.., Trenton. The ap-
plication must be in the office by 4:30 pm on Wednesday,
March 4, 2009 or postmarked by March 4, 2009. This dead-
line is strictly enforced and no late applications will be con-
sidered.

WHAT ARE YOU
DOING ON MARCH 20TH?
Be sure to take time for lunch -the First United Methodist
Church in Cross City will be serving Pulled Pork BBQ on '
Buns; with coleslaw and home made Chocolate chip cookies
for only $5.001 Remember: Noon on March 20th, 2009
Delivery will be available in the Cross City area before
noon; or you may come to the Fellowship Hall and eat in or
pick up your lunch.
Call498-3420 to place your order. Leave message and we
will return your call. This delicious food is being prepared
by our Master Chef Alma don't miss it


Come on out to the First
United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall on March
8th for another all you can
eat dinner buffet:
The Menu will be:
Meat Loaf
Chicken'Alfredo
Broccoli
Scalloped Potatoes
Succotash
Cucumber Salad
Desserts: FruitJello; Chocolate


Pudding w/whip cream; Blondies
Drinks: Coffee, Tea, Lemonade
All you can eat including the
desserts and drinks for only $9.00.
Children under 12: $6.00 chil-
dren under 5: free
Special family rate: Mother,
father, and two or more children:
$27.00
Take Out Plates: 9.00 each
Come on out on March 8th at
12:00 noon and enjoy good food
and fellowship.


LI.e U n-to-knit Gl5ss

Kids! Seniors! Men! Goth chicks!
Everybody welcome.

Starts Thursday March 12
Signup or get more info
by mailing
editor@dcadvocate.net"


When: Friday, March 6, 2009 11am 2pm
Where: CROSS CITY CHURCH OF GOD
(seating wiB be available)
Sponsored By Church of God Youth
$5.00 Plate Donation
Menu: Pulled Pork
Beverage Provided
\Baked Beans, Potato Salad
yd-w Roll and Dessert
Proceeds go to the youth for upcoming trip


Soaring Eagles 4-H
meets the First
Monday
of every month at the
Community Center on CR 55-A







I R SATURDAY AT\
* '^; 5:30 PM
THE D.A.V. BIN S --
\ HALL ",
IN CROSS CITY--

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DIXIE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTM



SERVING YOU AT FIVE LOCATIONS


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

Acute & Chronic Disease Care Minor Surgical Procedures
Laceration Repair EmplQyment Physicals
Well Child & Newborn Care Family Planning / 1B Care
School & Sports Physicals School Health Services
Treatment for Asthma Preventative Health Care
WIC Coupons Dental Services
Laboratory & X-Ray HIV Anonymous & Confidential

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

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





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


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It's A Steal of a Deal! 4-Pets Sake Benefit
Golf Tournament
Welcome to 4-Pets Sake Scramble Golf Tournament. This fund raiser is
4-Pets Sake programs, the primary being spay/neuters for all counties,
Kennel deck beds, and replace equipment

Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Chiefland Golf and Country Club
9650 NW 115t St. Chiefland, FL. 352-493-2375

Registration 7:30 A.M Shotgun Start 8 A.M
Cost: $45 per person $120 for 3,person team.
Includes green fee, cart, continental breakfast, lunch and I free ticket for
for door prizes. Additional tickets 6 for $5 Mulligans 3 for $5


Hole Sponsor $50 ,
Super Sponsor $100
Title Sponsor $500
Rinnnnr Name


Be an individual sponsor
for any amount


Phoie '


Trophies for low gross and low net
Prizes- Drawings and More
Special prizes for longest drive, straightest drive, closest to the hole and
longest putt made on designate holes


Team


Phone/e-mail


Handicap


2
3
Single
Mail completed entry form, make check payable to 4 Pets Sake .
Phone 386-935-097.5 po box 1014
e-mail Bell, FL. 32619


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

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

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

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
S. .-rLIVE",, .:
1,2, &3 BR HC and non-HC
accessible apartments. Hwy
351A Timber Lane, Cross
City, FL. Call 352-498-3175,
TDD/TTY 711. Equal Hous-
ing
Opportunity.





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




HOUSE FOR RENT
3 BR & 1 B house in Cross City
(city limits) near shopping,
schools and post office Has city
water, sewer and garbage pick-up
1-year lease preffered $400 Month-
ly- first & last month $300 deposit
Call Jodi Spurlin @ (352) 498-2533
9


YARD SALE FUND RAISER.
March 6 & 7, 8-4 Friday, '-1
Saturday. Hot dogs, hamburg-
ers, drinks available. Proceeds
go into church general fund.
8,9,10

Multi family yard sale. In
front of UF Clinic in Old
Town. Saturday Feb. 28. 8 am
til?


Consignment Shop. Every-
thing in the store, over 1800
sq.ft. $2.00. Meri's Women's,
children's clothing, purses,
knick-knacks and shoes, Re-
becca's clothing and gifts.
Come and get it!
9


It is neither wealth
nor splendor; but
tranquility and.
occupation which give
happiness.
--Thomas Jefferson


FOR SALE. 1995 3 BR, 2
Bath, comes with appli-
ances. Parked in Shady
Oaks MH. Has shed 15x20
screened porch, handi-
capped ramp, patio, vinyl
siding, serious inquiries
only. 352-498-0642.
9,10,11,12


Hay for sale. Round
Bales Cow- $30;
Horse $40.00 Call 352-
222-5405 or
352.222-5302





DOMESTIC VIOLENCE &
SEXUAL ASSAULT SER-
VICES: Individual counseling
and support groups for women
and offered through Another
Wa,; 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 ard times
or group counseling. Another
way, Inc. also provides two 24-
hour crises lines. Sexual. As-
sault 1-866-875-7983 Domestic
Violence 1-800-500-111'9, 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



SINGLE BLACK FEMALE
seeks companionship. I'm a
very good girl who loves to play.
I love long walks in the woods,
riding in your pickup truck,
hunting, camping and fishing
trips, cozy nights lying by the
fire. Candlelight dinners will
have me eating out of your
hand. I'llbe at the front door
wlenri you get home from work,
wearing only what nature gave
me. If you're looking for a life
companion like me, call the Dix-
ie County Humane Society,
542-0017.


ROOFING REPAIRS, NEW
ROOFS, metal, shingle, flat,
state certified and insured.
877-542-4904. CCC#1326807
7,8,9,10


TRAIN TO BE A CNA AT
QUEST TRAINING. Classes
taught by an RN. State
test-giving on site. 352-
493-7330.
9.10.11


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

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

SHOWERS OF BLESSINGS
CUSTOM WATER TREAT-
MENT Get rid of that iron,
odor, and hard water! WATTS
has the water treatment that
will give you clean healthy
water to cook with* and to
drink for the entire family. I
guarantee our systems to re-
move the iron, odors and give
you pure clean water. 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 Watet
ufn

DIXIE MONUMENTS serv-
ing North Central Florida for
16 years. Opefi TubsdayFri--
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/
Ekterior 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-
507-4688.
.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)

HIGHSPEED INTERNET: 1
way satellite INternet 5 to 30
times faster than dialup
starting at $39.90 per month.
Call 888-684-8452 or visit
www.sky-trac.com for details.
Jan-March

ROOFING REPAIRS $99 and
up. METAL, SHINGLES, FLA-
TROOFS Save $$$$! Free esti-
mates!! State Lic. CCC 1326066.
(352)463-0781 DRYWALL Hang
finish, repairs. State Lic.
#CBC058489 Tri- County. Call
(352)463-0781.


RUN'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 ,


INSTRUCTOR/
COORDINATOR
PHYSICAL THERAPIST AS-:
SISTANT PROGRAM
(228 DAYS-TENURE TRACK),
Teach courses in the Physical
Therapist Assistant program.
Work with Coordinator of Clini-
cal Education to ensure appro-
priate clinical activities of stu-
dents in the program. Advise
students, conduct the selection
process of PTA program stu-
dents. Review all PTA courses.
Monitor continuing evaluation
of programs and implement
.needed improvements and assist
other program faculty in devel-
oping, preparing and updating
program materials. Coordinate
accreditation processes of the
Commission on Accreditation
in Physical Therapy Education
(CAPTE). Assist the Executive
Director in preparation'of the
budget for the program. Main-
tain the PTA Advisory Commit-
tee. Oversee semiannual meet-
ings. Assist in regular curricu-,
lum reviews. Maintain active
communications with health
care agencies. Promote positive-
relationships., Conduct follow up
surveys on graduate job place-
ment, alumni educational ad-
vancement and employer satis-
faction. Keep informed of
changes affecting programs as
mandated by the accrediting .
agencies. Maintain accurate lit-
erature regarding program ad-,
mission requirements., .,
Master's degree, with at least
one degree in the field of Physi-
cal Therapy or Physical Thera-
pist Assistant required and li-
censure as a physical. therapist
or certification as a physical
therapist assistant. Minimum 3
years experience in clinical
practice. Salary based on degree
and experience, plus benefits.
Review of applications to begin:
Immediately and position open
until filled.
E-mail:
boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the
Southern Association of Col-
leges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Ed-
ucation & Employment
9,10






LOST THREE KEYS ON
RING. "
Call 498-3609.
9


GILCHRIST
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United Christian Services


will give out



Commodities


(USDA)

on Tuesday, March 3rd

beginning at 9:30 AM

until 3:00 PM




THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
WARNS OF POTENTIAL SKIN DAMAGE FROM
TEMPORARY "BLACK HENNA' TATTOOS

TALLAHASSEE The Florida Department of Health (DOH)
warns students of potential health risks from having a tem-
porary "black henna" tattoo applied to their skin. This issue
is especially important as more than 250,000 students are ex-,
pected to hit Florida beaches for 2009 "Spring Break" which
extends from mid
-- February to mid
April. Last year,
S* DOH received 17 re-
. ports.of severe al-
S. lergic reactions to
... ... -: temporary/black
..henna tattoos ap-
..plied in one of
Florida's beach
commilnities.

"Black henna" tat-
toos have become
popular in recent
years because they look more like a "real" tattoo. In reality,
there is no such thing as "black henna". True henna paste is
green or greenish brownand must remain on the skin eight
hours or overnight to leave a brown or reddish-brown design.
The paste for a "black henha" tattoo is black or brownish-
black and can be removed in one hour or less to leave a black
design.

The danger of "black henna" tattoos is that the black color
may be a result of the addition of black hair dye, which may
contain a toxic chemical called para-phenylenediamine
(PPD). PPD can cause severe allergic reactions in some indi-
viduals. The general progression of symptoms is itching or
burning; blistering, oozing, scab formation, and sometimes
permanent scarring in the shape of the tattoo design. Symp-
toms may occur within a few hours or up to a few weeks, de-
pending upon the doncentration'of PPD in the paste and how
allergic a person is.

Medical attention should be sought immediately upon any
symptoms of an allergic reaction. In addition to medical at-
tention, allergic reactions should be reported electronically
to DOH on the Injury Report Form found on the department
website at
wwuw.doh.state.fl.us/Environment/community/Black_Henna/i
ndex. htm .
Temporary-tattoo hints include:
Ensure the paste is green or greenish-brown.
Ask to see the ingredients, which should be ground hen-
na leaves, lemon or grapefruit juice, and possibly botanical
oil.
Ask how long the paste should stay on skin. The answer
should be eight hours to overnight.


Notice To Members


Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CFEC) will undergo a rate
change effective April 1, 2009, with a 5.27 percent increase to the total rate.
As a result of the rate increase, fees for some services will also increase, and in
the near future, a late fee will be imposed on delinquent accounts.
The rate increase is necessary to provide members with reliable electric serv-
ice at the lowest possible cost. The need for a rate increase is to cover additional
costs for electricity, plus the costs of materials, labor, benefits and other operating
costs.
A rate study, conducted by an independent energy economics consulting
group, determined that CFEC needed a rate increase in order to stay above ac-
ceptable margins as allowed by the Rural Utilities Service and to meet its financial
- obligations.
As part of the rate increase, the cooperative will soon include a late fee of $5
.or five percent, whichever is higher, of the total owed to the cooperative on delin-
quent accounts. The late fee is necessary to cover the costs incurred from dealing
with accounts that are not paid on a timely basis.
To lessen the impact of the rate change, let CFEC conduct an energy audit
of your home and give you practical ideas for conserving energy. Also, avoid the
late charge by paying on time.
For more information on the rate change and for ways to start conserving en-
ergy, visit our Web site at www.cfec.com.

-Central Florida Electric
y Cooperative, Inc.


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Legals, etc.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
FLORIDA THIRD JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR DIXIE COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-89-CA

DAVID NELMS, PLAINTIFF,VS.
JOSEPH M. SPRADLEY AND
TASHA L. SPRADLEY, his wife;
AND ROBERT F. PARRISH, SR.
AND SHIRLEY M. PARRISH, DE-
FENDANTS.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to the Summary Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated October
22, 2008 and the Order Resched-
uling Foreclosure Sale dated Feb-
ruary 18, 2009, I will sell the prop-
erty situated in Dixie County, FLori-
da, described as follows:

SEE SCHEDULE OF PROPER-
TY< MARKED EXHIBIT "A",
ATTACHED HERETO AND BY REF-
ERENCE MADE A PART HEREOF
at public sale, to the highest bidder
for cash, at teh Northwest Front
Door of the Dixie County Court-
house, 214 NE Highway 351,
Cross City, FL 32628, at 11:00 am
on the 24th day of March, 2009.

Any person claiming an interest 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.

WITNESS my hand and my seal of
said Court this 18th day of Febru-
ary, 2009.
Dana D. Johnso, Clerk of Court,
By: Karen Leverett, Deputy Clerk.

SCHEDULE OF PROPERTY

Lots 1,2,3,4,7 (less and except the
west,26 feet of the South 1/2 of.
said Lot 7) al of Lot 8, Lot 6 LESS
AND EXCEPT the following de-
scribed parcel: The South 1/2 of
Lot 6, BLock 42, Horseshoe Beach
Subdivision.
ALSO: The North 40' of Lot 5,
BLock 42.
Also: That part of Lot 3, BLock 48,
Of Horseshoe Beach Subdivision
from center of channel to the
Southeast Corner of said Lot.
Also: That part of Lot 6, Block 43,
Horseshoe Beach Subdivision,
from the Northwest (center of
channel) to Right of Way of Horse-
shoe Beach Road.
Also:That part of Lot 1, BLock 43,
of Horseshoe Beach Subdivision,
lying South and east of Horseshoe
Beach Highway.
Also Lots 5 and 6,'Block'35, -!
Horseshoe Beach Subdivision
Also: A perpetual easement as ac-
quired under that certain Ease-
ment as recorded in Deed BOok
24, Page 465, of the Public
Records of Dixie County, FLorida,
over and across that part of Lot 5,
of Block 43, Horseshoe Beach
Subdivision, from the center of the
'channel to the Southeast Corner of
Said Lot.

Subject to: right of way for State
Road S-351 and subject to that
perpetual easement conveyed to
the Board of County Commission-
ers of Dixie County, FLorida, for a
channel across Lots 5&6, Block
35; Lots 3,4, and 5, Block 43, Lots.
1,2, and 3, Block 48 as shown in
Deed Book 24, Pages 469, of the
Public Records of Dixie County,
FLorida.
Property being conveyed herein is
loctaed and situated in Horseshoe
Beach Subdivision, according to
the plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 1, Page 24, of the PUblic
Records of Dixie County, FLorida.
9,10

The Early Learning Coalition of
the Nature Coast will be facilitating
the Bi-Monthly Board of Director's
Meeting on Wednesday, March 4,
2009. The meeting will begin at
9::00a.m. at the River Gardens
Baptist Church/Noah's Christian
Academy, 3429 W. Dunnellon
Road, Dunnellon, FL. 34433.
Please contact Coalition staff at
352-563-9939 or 352-490-5855 if
you have any questions. Public
Participation is welcome.
9

PUBLIC MEETING
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

Please take notice that the Three
Rivers Regional Library BOard will
hold a Board Meeting on Thursday,
March 12, 2009, at 7:00 pm at the
Gilchrist Count Public Library, in
Trenton, Florida.

All interested persons are invited
to attend and be heard. Please be
advised, that if a person decides to
appeal any decision made by the
Board with respect to any matter
considered at such hearing, that
person will need a record of the
proceedings and that for such pur-
pose he/she may need to ensure


that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be
based.

Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonble-accommodations to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should
contact 352-463-3170 (voice and
TDD) or via Florida Relay Service
at 800-955-8771.
9


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
DIXIE COUNTY
CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE NO. 15-
2008-CA-000130

WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION, PLAINTIFF, VS.
MARY W. LAWHON A/K/A MARY E.
LAWHON, DEFENDANTS.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Summary Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated February 18,
2009, and entered in Case No. 15-
2008-CA-000130 of the Circuit
Court for Dixie County, FLorida, I
will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash near the entrance of
the Main Clerk's office outside the
Northwest entrance to the Dixie
COunty Courthouse, 1214 NE High-
way 351, Cross City, FL 32628, at
11:00 am on the 31st day of March,
2009, the following described prop-
erties, at separate sales as set forth
in said Summary Final Judgment:

COUNT I: Lot 4 Rivershores at Jena
Addition, according to the plat there-
of, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page
260, of the Public Records of Dixie
County, FLorida. TOGETHER
WITH all the improvements now or
hereafter erected on the property
and all easements, rights, appurte-
nances, rents royalties, mineral oil
and gas rights and profits, water
rights and stock and all fixtures now
or hereafter attached to the proper-
ty. Property #1 address: Lot 4, Riv-
er Shores Addition, Jena FL 32359

COUNT III: Lot 1, Rivershores.at
Jena Addition, according to plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 1,
Page 260, Public Records of Dixie
County, Florida.TOGETHER WITH
all the improvements now or here-
after erected on the property, and all
easements, rights, appurtennances,
rents, royalties, mineral, oil'and gas
rights and profits, water rights and
stock and all fixtures now or here-
after attached to the property.
Property 2 Address: Lot 1, River
Shores Addition, Jena, FL 32359

COUNT V: Lot 69, Rivershores at
Jena, according to the plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page
259, of the public records of Dixie
County, FLorida. Together with all
the improvements now or hereafter
erected on the property and all
easements, rights, appurtenances,
rents royalties, mineral, oil and gas
rights and profits, water rights and
stock' rid'all fiture riw'r hie---'-
after attached to the property.

Property #3 address: Lot 69, River
Shores, Jena, FL 32359.

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

WITNESS my hand and the seal of,
this Court on February 18, 2009.

In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special ac-
commodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the indi-
vidual or agency sending notice no
later than seven days prior to pro-
ceeding. .If hearing impaired (TDD)
1-800-955-8771 or Voice V 1-800-
955-8770 Via Florida Relay Service.

Dana Johnson, Clerk of the Circuit
Court, By: Karen Leverett, Deputy
Clerk

9,10
Minutes of Regular Meeting
of
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 -
6:00 p.m.

The Dixie County School Board met in regular .
session at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13,
2009 in the School Board Meeting Facility, Old
Town, Florida.
Present: Superintendent Mark A. Rains,
School Board Members Timothy Alexander,
David Keen, Glenn Osteen, Cheryl Pridgeon
and Dwayne Rollison, and School Board Attor-
ney Leenette McMlllan.
Chairman Alexander called the meeting to or-
der and Dwayne Rolllson gave the Invocation,
followed by Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Motion by David Keen, second by Glenn Os-
teen, the School Board unanimously approved
the Agenda.
Presentation: Dixie Education Foundation -
Carol West
Information/Announcements
Instructional Services
Ken Baumer, Assistant Superintendent for In-
struction updated the School Board on changes
in areas of job responsibilities. He also pre-
sented a Truancy Report.
Garry Durham, Director of Curriculum present-
ed Information on Response to Intervention
(Rtl).


Support Services
Superintendent Rains discussed the Safety and
Security Grant, Transportation, and FTE Re-
port. He also presented a School Tracking Re-
port for school enrollment updates.
Ruth Ralns Middle School
Kaplan testing
Old Town Elementary School
Kaplan testing
Dixie County High School
Kaplan testing and welding program
Anderson Elementary School
Kaplan testing and calendar


Invitation to Bid
Project: Rock Bluff Boat Ramp
Improvements
Owner: Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners
214 NE 351 Hwy
P O Box 2600
Cross City, FL 32628

Engineer: Jones Edmunds & Asso-
ciates, Inc.
730 NE Waldo Road
Gainesville, FL 32641
Telephone: (352).377-5821


WORK DESCRIPTION


The Project is located in Dixie
County, Florida just north of C.R.
340 on the west side of the
Suwannee River.

The work is generally described as
construction of an aluminum float-
ing dock, gangway, sheet pile re-
taining wall and concrete boat
ramp improvements.

All work shall be in accordance
with the construction drawings,
specifications and contract docu-
ments.


RECEIPT OF BIDS


Bidding and Contract Documents
may be examined at the Dixie
County Board of County Commis-
sioners office or the Jones Ed-
munds office.

To ensure that Bidders receive all
addenda and /or clarifications to
the Bidding Documents in a timely
manner, it is mandatory that all
bidders obtain at least one set of
Bidding Documents from the Engi- .
neer to be eligible to bid on this
project. Copies of the documents
may be obtained from Jones Ed-
munds office for $50 per set, which
constitutes the cost for reproduc-
tion and handling. Checks shall be
payable to Jones Edmunds & As-
sociates, Inc. Payment is non-re-
fundable. Call Laura Crick at (352)
377-5821 ext. 5350 for further de-
tails to obtain a set of Contract
Documents.

Bids shall be completed on the en-
closed Bid Form asset forth in the
Instructions to Bidders and other-
wise be in compliance with the
Bidding Documents. Sealed bids
will be received at Dixie County
Board of County Commissioners
office until 11:00 a.m. (local time)'
on March 3, 2009 at which time
and place all bids will be opened.
Any Bids received after the speci-
fied time and date Will not be con-
sidered. Dixie County'reserves the
right to reject any and all bids

Only prospective bidders on the
Engineer's plan holders list may
submit a bid.

For further information or clarifica-
tion, contact Matt Herrmann at the
Engineer's office or email to mher-
rmann@jonesedmunds.com.
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DIXIE COUNTY HAS BEEN
AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS
UNDER THE EMERGENCY
FOOD AND SHELTER
NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM

Dixie county has been chosen to
receive $8876.00 to supplement
emergency food and shelter pro-
grams in the county.

The selection was made by a Na-
tional Board that is chaired by the
Federal Emergency Management
Agency and consists of represen-
tatives from The Salvation Army;
American Red Cross; United Jew-
ish Communities; Catholic Chari-
ties, USA; National Council of the
Churches of Christ in the USA;
and, United Way of America. The
Local Board was charged to dis-
tribute funds appropriated by
Congress to help expand the ca-
pacity of food and shelter pro-
grams in high-need areas around
the country.

A Local Board made up of the
Mayor, elected county officials, lo-
cal representatives of several
charities and a cross-section of
the population will determine how
the funds awarded to Dixie Coun-
ty are to be distributed among the
emergency food and shelter pro-
grams run by local service agen-
cies in the area. The Local Board
is responsible for recommending
agencies to receive these funds
and any additional funds available
under this phase of the program.

Under the terms of the grant from
the National Board, local agen-
cies chosen to receive funds
must: 1) be private voluntary non-
profits or units of government, 2)
have an accounting system
3)practice nondiscrimination, 4)
have demonstrated the capability
to deliver emergency food and/or
shelter programs, and 5) if they
are a private voluntary organiza-
tion, they must have a voluntary
board. Qualifying agencies are
urged to apply.

Dixie County has distributed
Emergency Food and Shelter
funds previously with United
Christian Services of Dixie Coun-
ty, Inc. participating. This agency
was responsible for providing
mortgage or rent payments for 27
families, and utility payments for
17 families in 2008.

Public or private voluntary agen-
cies. interested in applying for
Emergency Food and Shelter
.Progrnm funds must.contact
Martha Jane Osteen at PO Box
608, Cross City, FL 32628 or call
352-498-3889 for an application.
The deadline for applications to
be received is

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"There is always something to do. There are hungry
people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to
comfort and make well. And while I don't expect you to
save the world I do think it's not asking too much for
you to love those with whom you sleep, share the
happiness of those whom you pall friend, engage those
among you who are visionary and remove from your
live those who offer you depression,
despair and disrespect."


Nikki Giovanni


Food Service
Additional menu items available and charge
lunch information
Finance
Financial Report
Superintendent
Superintendent Rains discussed Food Service
budget, staff changes, and district website up-
dates.
Education-Business Partnership Luncheon -
February 20
Dixie County Legislative Delegation January
22

Citizen Input
DCHS Class of 2009 color of graduation
robes
REGULAR AGENDA
Chairman Alexander removed from the Consent
Agenda, Items V. F.1 and V. F. 2.a.-e., and
placed these Agenda Items on the Regular
Agenda,
Job Descriptions
Superintendent Rains presented, for discussion
and approval, the recommendation of the fol-
lowing addition to the district approved Job De-
scriptions: Teacher on Special Assignment
A motion was made to approve the recommen-
dation by Glenn Osteen, second by Cheryl
Pridgeon, and unanimously approved by the
School Board.
Superintendent Rains presented, for discussion
and approval, the recommendation of the fol-
lowing revisions to the district approved Job
Description:
Director, Student Services. and Exceptional Stu-
dent Education (Job Description #15)
Change qualifications to read:
(1) Master's Degree from an Accredit-
ed Educational institution.
(2) Certification In Education Leader-
ship or Guidance.
(3) Five (5) years successful teacher
experience, including at least three (3) years
teaching ESE.
School Board Member Dwayne Rollison made
a motion, second by David Keen and unani-
mously approved by the School Board to
amend the Job Description to:
Director, Student Services and Exceptional Stu-
dent Education (Job Description #15)
Change qualifications to read:
(1) Master's Degree from an Accredit-
ed Educational Institution.
(2) Certification in Education Leader-
ship or Guidance.
(3) Three (3) years of successful ex-
perience teaching ESE classes.
Superintendent Rains recommended approval
of the amended Job Description for Director,
Student Services and Exceptional Student Edu-
cation (Job Description #15). A motion was


made to approve the recommendation by David
Keen, second by Dwayne Rollison, and unani-
mously approved by the School Board.
Superintendent Rains presented, for discussion
and approval, the recommendation of the fol-
lowing revisions to the district approved Job
Descriptions:
Principal, Elementary School (Job Description
#34)
Change' qualifications to read:
(1) Master's Degree from an Accredit-
ed Educational Institution.
(2) Ed Certification in Education Leader-
ship.
(3) Minimum of three (3) years suc-
cessful teaching experience.
Principal, High School (Job Description #35)
Change qualifications to read:
(1) Master's Degree from an Accredit-
ed Educational Institution.
(2) Certification in Education Leader-
ship.
(3) Minimum of three (3) years suc-
cessful teaching experience.
Principal, Middle School (Job Description #36)
Change qualifications to read:
(1) Master's Degree from an Accredit-
ed Educational institution.
(2) Certification in Education Leader-
ship.
(3) Minimum of three (3) years suc-
cessful teaching experience.
A motion was made to approve the recommen-
dation by Dwayne Rollison, second by Cheryl
Pridgeon, and unanimously approved by the
School Board.
Superintendent Rains presented, for discussion
and approval, a recommendation to replace Di-
rector of Vocational, Adult & Community Educa-
tion, Personnel (Job Description #16) with Di-
rector of Safety, Facilities & Special Projects.
A motion was made to approve the recommen-
dation by Glenn Osteen, second by David
Keen, and approved by the School Board.
School Board Member Dwayne Rollison voted
in opposition.
CONSENT AGENDA
Superintendent Rains recommended approval
of Consent Agenda, with additions. Motion by
Dwayne Rollison, second by Cheryl Pridgeon
and unanimously carried by the School Board
to approve the Superintendent's recommenda-
tion.
Approval of minutes of the December 9, 2008
Regular School Board Meeting.
Acceptance of resignation from Judith K. Whit-
tington as an Adult Education Instructor, effec-
tive December 17, 2008.
Approval of extended medical leave of absence
for Dawn Valentine, beginning December 19,


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REGARDING A SPECIAL EXCEP-
TION AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE
TOWN OF CROSS CITY LAND
DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS

BY THE TOWN COUNCIL, SERV-
ING AS THE BOARD OF ADJUST-
MENT OF THE TOWN OF CROSS
CITY, FLORIDA, NOTICE IS
HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to
the Town of Cross City Land De-
velopment Regulations, as amend-
ed, hereinafter referred to as the
Land Development Regulations,
comments, objections and recom-
mendations concerning the follow-
ing described special exception,
will be heard by the Board of Ad-
justment of the Town of Cross City,
Florida, at a public hearing on
March 9, 2009 at 7:00 p.m., or as
soon thereafter as the matter can
be heard, in the Town Hall, located
at 99 Northeast 210th Avenue,
Cross City, Florida.


SE 08-2, a petition by Tri County
Detachment 1018, Inc. of the Ma-
rine Corps League, to request a
special exception be granted as
provided for in Section 4.6.5 of the
Land Development Regulations to
permit the location of a private club
in a RESIDENTIAL, (MIXED) SIN-
GLE FAMILY/MOBILE HOME-2
(RSF/MH-2) zoning district in ac-
cordance with a site plan dated
October 9, 2008 and revised Feb-
ruary 9, 2009 and submitted as
part of a petition dated October 21,
2008, to be located on property
described as follows:

A parcel of land lying within Sec-
tion 9, Township 10 South, Range
12 East, Dixie County, Florida. Be-
ing more particularly described, as
follows: Block 2, Gaulden's 2nd
Addition, as recorded in the Public
Records of Dixie County, Florida.

Containing 0.93 acre, more or less.

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

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

A copy of the proposed petition for
special exception is available for
public inspection at the office of.
the Town Manager, Town Hall, lo-
cated at 99 Northeast 210th Av-
enue, Cross City, Florida.

All persons are advised that if they
decide to appeal any decision
made at the above referenced
public hearing, they will need a
record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, they may
need to ensure that a verbatim "
record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimo-
ny and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
9


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT- ., -
IN AND FOR DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION

THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL
BANK
Plaintiff
vs.
LARRY D. SHELEY, et al.
Defendant(s)
CASE NO.: 15-2008-CA-000065 .

NOTICE OF SALE -

Notice is hereby givenithat, pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Fore--
closure or Order dated February 11,
2009 entered in Civil Case Number
15-2008-CA-000065, in the Circuit
Court for DIXIE, Florida, wherein
THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL-
BANK is the Plaintiff, and LARRY D.
SHELEY, et al., are the Defendants,
I will sell the property situated in
DIXIE, Florida, described as:

Commence at the NW corner of the
South 1/2 of Government Lot 7, in
Section 13, Township 10 South,
Range 13 East and run on the
North line of said South 1/2 of Gov-
ernment Lot 7, N 87 deg. 00 min.
48 sec. E, 188.25 ft.; thence run S
30 deg. 24 min. 40 sec. E., 154.22
ft.; thence run S 60 deg. 52 min. 34
sec. W, 318.02 ft. to the Point of -
Beginning. Thence continue 8 60
deg. 52 min. 34 sec. W, 164. ft.;
thence run S 30 deg. 24 min. 40
sec. E, 145 ft.; thence run N 60
deg. 52 min. 34 sec. E, 164 ft.;
thence run N 30 deg. 24 min. 40
sec. W, 145 ft. to the Point of Begin-
ning.

And

Commence at the NW corner of-the
South 1/2 of Government Lot 7, in
Section 13, Township 10 South,
Range 13 East and run on the.
North line of said South 1/2 of gov-
ernment Lot 7, N 87 deg. 00 min.
48 sec. E, 188.25 ft.; thence run S
30 deg. 24 min. 40 sec. E, 154.22
ft.; thence run S 60 deg. 52 min. 34
sec. W, 318.02 ft.; thence run S 30
deg. 24 min. 40 sec. E, 145 ft. to
the Point of Beginning. Thence Run
S 60 deg. 52 min.,34 see. W, 164
ft.; thence Run S 30 deg. 24 min.
40 sec. E, 145 ft.; thence furnN 60
deg. 52 min. 34 sec: E, 164 ft.:
thence run N 30 deg. 24 min. 40-
sec. W, 145 ft. to the Point of Begin-
ning.

Together with 1998 Meri mobile'
home I. D. No. 'S FLHML -
CB04117516A & B located thereon.

at public sale to fthe highest and-
best bidder, for cash, in the lobby of
the DIXIE County Courthouse, 214
NE Hwy 351, Cross City. FL, 32628
at 11:00 a.m. on the 31 day of
March, 2009,.

Any person claiming an interest 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 February 11, 2009:.-.-

By: Dana Cannon Johnson
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
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at the Advocate
Full color photography, unique and unusual designs


2008 and ending January 16, 2009.
Approval of Nicole Kight to substitute in a pre-
school classroom position at Anderson Elemen-
tary School for the potential dates beginning
January 6, 2009 and ending January 16, 2009.
Approval for Tammy Griffis to be paid as Lead
Aide from September 26, 2008 through Decem-
ber 19, 2008, funded by Pre-K.
Approval of extended medical leave of absence
for Barbara Downing, beginning January 1,
2009 through June 5, 2009.
Approval for Tina Carter to continue as Food
Service Manager at Dixie County High School,
to run concurrent with the medical leave of ab-
sence for Barbara Downing or until June 5,
2009. She shall be paid on Level 00 pay
schedule for Food Service Manager.
Approval of maternity leave of absence for
Lindsey Whittington, January 20, 2009 through
June 5, 2009.
Approval of Family and Medical Leave for Lind-
sey Whittington, January 20, 2009 through April
14, 2009. This 12-week FMLA designation
runs concurrent with approved maternity leave.
Approval of the following supplement position
and appropriate supplement amount to be paid
for the 2008-2009 school year:
Ruth Rains Middle School
Softball Coach Gary
Jones $1,014.96
Approval of the Organizational Chart for the
2008-2009 school year.
Approval of the General Salary Information for
the 2008-2009 school year.
Approval of Agreement between the Dixie
County School Board and Childhood Develop-
ment Services, Inc. for conducting programs of
education, training, and related services for ex-
ceptional students as outlined under SBR 6A-
6.361.
Approval of Amended Interlocal Agreement for
Public School Facility Planning between the
Board of County Commissioners of Dixie Coun-
ty, Town Council of the Town of Cross City,
Town Council of the Town of Horseshoe Beach,
and the School Board of Dixie County.
Approval to donate two golf carts to the Cross
City Correctional Institution. These golf carts
would cost more to repair than they are worth.
EZ Go Model 64, Serial Number 612897
EZ Go Model 64, Serial Number A9705-
557159
Approval of caps and gowns wom at graduation
to be the school colors for Dixie County High
School (red and white). They shall be either
red or white to be worn by all, OR same gender
wear either red or white. Clothing and shoes


wom with cap and gown must be appropriate
for a graduation ceremony, which Will btiedter-
mined by school administration.
Approval of the following substitutes adesig-
nated for the 2008-2009 school.year:
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER/AIDE
Earnest E. Dees
Toma Sue Davis
Jennifer Huffman
Shirley Ann Kallas
Vivian Keen
Sherry Roux
SUBSTITUTE FOOD SERVICE
Teresa Ann Johns
SUBSTITUTE CUSTODIAN
Jean I. Mason
SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVER
Vivian Keen
Approval of the following volunteers for the6
2008-2009 School Year. They have completed
the Volunteer Application, have been checked
against the FDLE Sexual Offender/Predator
Registry by our staff, and have been verified by
the Dixie County Sheriff's Office as having no
record.
Jeanne Fields
Brenda Strickland
Damienne Brennan
Approval of Warrant Register numbers: 45496-
45608
Approval of revisions to the following high
school sections of the Student Progression
Plan:
Attendance (Pages 39-42)
Honor Students (Page 66)
Valedictorian and Salutatorian (Beginning with
the Graduation Class of 2010) (Pages.66-67)
Approval to hold Public Hearing concerning Lo-
cal Capital Outlay fund project on February 10,
2009 at 5:45 p.m. In the School Board Meeting
Facility, Old Town, Florida.
Approval to readvertse amended Local Capital
Outlay funds project.
Motion by Glenn Osteen, second by David
Keen and unanimously approved by the School
Board to adjourn.
Attest:
Signed:
Mark A. Rains, Superintendent
Timothy W.
Alexander, Chairman


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Thursday February 26, 2009


www. dcadvocate.net


Obituaries and Faith


F--~


r Ellen Louise Jordan


Ellen Louise Jordan, age 84, passed away February 19,
2009 at her home in Old Town, Florida.

She moved here from Winter Haven, FLorida in 1972. She
was a member of the First laptist Church of Old Town.
Ellen loved to crochet lap blankets. She donated the blan-
kets to children and others undergoing treatment for can-
cer. She also made blankets for un-wed mothers.

She is survived by her daughter Lena (Matt) Riverburgh
of Branford, FL;, one grandchild, four great-grandchil-
dren; her sisters Eunice Sanders of Tomball, TX; Marie
Brinson of Bouldan, GA and Jewel Buller of West Lake,
LA. She is preceded in death by her son, John Super-
naugh.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, February 22,
2009 at 3:00 PM at the FIrst Baptist Church of Old Town,
with Rev. Royce Hanshew Officiating.

Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick Good-
ing Funeral Home, Cross City, FL 352-498-5400.


rMarshall "Bruce" Parker


PARKER, Marshall "Bruce" 57 Died February 12, 2009.

Born in Tarpon Springs, Florida and residing the past 15
years in Old Town, Florida, he is survived by his loving
wife, Vicki, Daughters Kellie Garrison and Rachael Yoder,
son Jeremy Parker and loving family and friends.

His life will be celebrated February 28, 2009 at his home
in Old Town.


First Baptist
Church of
Steinhatchee
We are so proud of our Bear
(John) Berg! He entered the
soup contest at the Stein-
hatchee Crab Festival! Bear
won two hundred dollars
and first place for two en-
tries! He is the owner of
Uncle Fat's BBQ! His soups
were voted the best one in
his cater gory! His winning
soups were: "Swamp-water
collard green soup" and
"Habenaro Mexican Italian
Sausage chile"! When we
purchased a Steinhatchee
mug you could go to differ-
ent booths to sample all
kinds of soup then everyone
had to vote! There was clam
chowder, vegetable soup,
chile, chicken noodle,
seafood gumbo, sausage
bean, and other specialty
kinds! It was a great time
for all....even if it did rain!
# Pastor Leon Holden has be
preaching on a series for
sermons for the "Family"!
For us to learn and remem-
ber what the Bible says
about each of the family, the
husband, wife and children!
Come join us and let's... "
learn about valuable life re-
quirements to help us live
in love, peace, joy and hap-
piness with those within
our family!" Our families
have to endure many emo-
tional trials and problems.
Please remember..." Our
faith in CHRIST will keep
us steady in the stormy sea
of change!"
We send our love and
prayers to the Ruth Craig
family, Gwen Carmichael's
sister, the Lena Blow family,
Sylvia Gaston, the Dolphus
Peppers family, Jason Davis,
Roy Karageorge, Iso and


Shar Chauncy, Betty Mark-
with, those we are praying
for their salvation, the un-
spoken request, and our
new President! At the dawn
of a new year our country is
faced with many frightening
challenges. In a historic
event, a new President was
sworn in on January 20th.
We pray that he will succeed
in coping with these trials,
even as we heed the words
of Isaiah 41:10 "Fear thou
not, for I am with thee; be
not dismayed for I am thy
GOD: I will strengthen thee;
yea, I will help thee; yea I
will uphold thee with the
right hand of my righteous-
ness." We remembered our
President's Day this year,
and we thanked GOD for the
Christian Presidents we
have had in the past! Our
forefathers like George
Washington, Abe Lincoln,
John R Kennedy and both of
our Bush Presidents!
Our church watched the
movie Fireproof' during
the evening service last
Sunday.This movie is appre-
ciated as a marriage.enrich-
ment concept! It went along
with the series of messages
Pastor Holden has been
preaching on marriages un-
der GOD!
Come join us on March 8th
, to hear a Bluegrass Gospel
group! "The Servers" will be
here during the evening ser-
vice!
Thank you for the beautiful
fresh flowers left for us on
Sunday from Sally Wash
and her family in loving
memory of her Mom, Lena
Blow! We pray for her entire
family! "Our memories are
gifts from GOD... that death
cannot destroy"
Lots of love, hugs, blessings
and smiles Sandy Coleman


Please study the plan of


SALVATION

Hebrews 5:9,11:6 John 14:6


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


Acts 4:12


Matthew 10:32-33

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

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


We love you and ask that
you pass this on.

God Will Bless You


rWilbur Eugene Fowler= Out at the Rock


MR. WILBUR EUGENE FOWLER of Cross City passed
away Monday, February 23, 2009 at his home. He was 53.
Mr. Fowler was born in Cross City and lived his entire
lifetime here. He enjoyed fishing and his occupation as a
mechanic. Mr. Fowler was a Baptist.

He is survived by his sons, Gene Chewning, Marcus
Fowler and Trevor Fowler, all of Cross City; daughters,
Amands Chavous (Donald) and Tiffany Walker (Daniel)
both of Cross City; brothers, Gary Fowler, Ronnie Fowler,
both of Cross City, Dennis Fowler of Old Town, Troy
Fowler of Gainesville, Jackson Fowler and Terry Wayne
Fowler, both of Chiefland; sisters, Donna Fowler of Fan-
ning Springs, Peggy Fowler of Jacksonville and Norma
Jean Sikes of Cross City; and 4 grandchildren, Dusty,
Kassie, Emerie and Kace.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, February 26,
2009 at 2:00 PM at Fowlers Cemetery with Rev Bobby
Bryan officiating.

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

Baptist News

Our Heavenly Father
blessed us with visitors
again Sunday, and we were
very pleased to have you
with us. In addition to the
beautiful songs by our
choir and musicians,,we
had great special singing
galore, as Aimee, April and
Kelly, as well as the Wal-
drons, all did supurb jobs
as they worshiped God in
song. After such a good
start for the morning ser-
vice, Bro. Billy took the pul-
pit and delivered a heart-
stirring message from John
3:16, a verse which he fur-
ther expounded on for the
evening service, knowing
that the central message of
this unique verse from
God's Word cannot be over-
emphasized. It was, indeed,
good to be in church Sun-
day.

Don't forget the Communi-
ty Sing at New Prospect
this coming Saturday, Feb.
28th, at 6:00 PM. Come on
out, and bring along family
and friends if you like
great gospel singing and
some fine Christian fellow-
ship...we would love to have
you with us! As February
winds down, we look for-
ward to God's upcoming
blessings in the month of
March.

As always, we encourage
you to.pray for all those on
the prayer lists here at
home, our military person-
nel, and all our political
leaders. Remember, all vis-
itors are invited to come
and worship with us any-
time for just a visit, or a
lifetime. Have a good week,
and may God bless and
keep you safe...God loves
you, and so do we.


Countryside Chapel Pentecostal
Church
10093 NE 349 Hwy
Rev. Calvin Conner, Pastor
Old Town, FL 352-542-8831
Sunday Morning Worship 11Am
Evening 6PM, Wed. 7 pm Bible Study


Excitement was in the air as
we began preparing for
Homecoming 2009 at Rock
Sink Baptist Church. The
turnout for our workday
was great and it actually
turned out to be a few work

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days! The spirit and fellow-
ship was wonderful as we
spruced up everywhere.

We were greatly blessed as
our hearts were prepared
for worship in singing fa-
vorite hymns and listening
as different groups shared
some very special music.
Rock Sink was established
in 1875 and has seen many
homecomings. We were
privileged to have many vis-
itors and past members en-
lighten us with fond memo-
ries of years gone by It is
always good to have visitors
and the church was full!
The message was from past
minister, Brother Jake
Cravey

Thank you, Brother Jake for
helping to make our home-
coming special. Then off to
the fellowship hall we all
went for a delicious dinner.
The tables were loaded with
the best dishes and goodies.
Oh, it was truly a good and
blessed day at Rock Sink
Baptist Church!

This past weekend our
ladies attended their 6th an-
nual Ladies Retreat at Dowl-
ing Park. Mrs. Angie Land
was our inspirational
leader. Ms. Kirby Wood led
everyone in singing and she
also sang some beautiful


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


songs for us. We appreciate
Angle and Kirby for all they
do for the Lord. All that at-
tended came home with a
renewed spirit. And we had
so much fun!

Next Sunday night we will
be holding our Men's Chili
Cookoff. We already have
our fair and impartial




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judges lined up. Brother
Terry challenged all the
men to get out their secret
recipes and rattle their pots.
There will be 3 categories
this year: Winpy, Good and
Spicy, and Smokin' Hot.
Last year the Chili Champi-
on was Cookie Liles. I won-
der if anyone can beat him
this year?

While they are performing
taste tests the congregation
and contestants will be con-
fined to the sanctuary for a
concert by our very own
Rock Bottom Singers! And
they are Brother Terry him-
self, Freddie Fletcher,
Doreen Lamb and Cherie
Norton. As much as we
folks at Rock Sink love to
fellowship and eat, I think it
would be fair to say that we
all just LOVE to listen to
them sing!

After the concert, our new
Chili Champions will be an-
nounced and will receive
the honors of being champi-
on until next year. Then
everyone can indulge in the
entries and I know that they
will all be good! We would
love for you to come visit
Rock Sink Baptist Church.
You will surely get a bless-
ing. It's no wonder that we
all can say from our hearts:
"You're gonna like it here!"


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Calvary Temple Assembly of God
Suwannee Lumber Road Cross City
"Join Us ForA Visit, Stay ForALetime."
Sunday Worship-a10:30A
Wednesday Evening Service 7P
Kid Church -Ages 3-5 & 6-12
Pastor Jim Hurst
(352) 498-3023


First Baptist Church of Old Town Old Town United Methodist Church
'Welcome To God's House -Won't You Come On In" US 19 Old Town / I/
Sunday School 10A Morning Worship 11A Food Pantry Open 8am -11am, Mon Thurs.
Evening Worship 6P "Come Let Us Worship & Adore Him" ) ,.s"" F, r. t
Wednesday Bible Study- 7P Sunday Worship 9:30A / '"'- 1-i
Knock &the door will open, seek & you willfind. ask &you will b Church School 11A Y J
given Ise eternally Wednesday Choir Practice 7P
Pastor Royce Hanshew Pastor Rev. Carl Rainear
> (352) 542-7050 (352) 542-7954 Rn.)

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

F Refuge Church of God Scrub Creek Baptist Church Cross City Church of God
P. 0. Box 1511, Cross City, FL32628 Located 6 Miles East on CR 351 Kenneth Street Cross City
Pastor Ruby L. Graham "A Friendly Church With A Welcome Spirit" "Proclaiming The Full Gospel For All People"
Children's Church 10:30A" Morning Worship 10:30A
352-498-2892 Bible Study 9:45AWorshipService-11A Evening Worship 6:30P
Bible Study Tues 7:30 Church Training 6P Evening Worship 7P Wednesday Family Training Hour Adult & Teen Ministry,
Praise/Worship Thursday 7:30 Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P Boy's Brigade & Girid's Club 7:OOP
NooSunay Schol 1000 Pastor Archie Knowles Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey, Pastor
Noon Day Service starts at Noon (352)498-5535 (352)4983280
(352) 498-5535 (352) 498-3280

First United Methodist Church Seventh-Day Adventist Church Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Church
22N100 Parker Street Cross City
NE 138th St Crons City Cross City in the Heart of Dixie Co., with Dixie Co. at Heartl
The People of The United Methodist Churchs" "Welcomes You Where Jesus is Lord" Sunday School -10A Morning Worship -11A
The People of The United Methodist Church Sabbath School 9:30A Morning Worship 11A Children's Church Ages 3-7
Sunday School 9:45A Morning Worship 11A Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30P Sunday Evening 7:00 pm
Wednesday Adult Choir 7:30P Wed. Family Night 7:30P Youthquake & Kid's Club
Pastor Rev. Glenda Brayman Pastor Bill Schnorbus Pastor Paul & Louise Tyson
(352) 498-3420 H (352) 498-3258 C (352) 498-5674 (352) 498-0736

Harvest Winds Ministries Faith Baptist Church
.. 1 mile South of Cross City Hwy 19 CR55A (BetweenCrossCity & Old Town)
f.* = Sunday School 10:15 "The Church With An Open Door'
-.' jl l Church 11:00 Sunday School -9:45A-MorningWorship11A
Weds. Morning Prayer Mid-Week Bible Study- Wednesday -7P
S"' Pastor Charles & Jackie Bechtold Rev. Jackie Pettrey, Pastor
.-,- ,- 352-498-4004 or 498-7896 (352) 542-7103

Lydia Baptist Church Show proper respect to First Assembly of God
2 Miles West of Cross City on US 19 Hwy 351 & Camp Two Rd. Cross City
"A Church You can cail Home" everyone: Love the brother- w it
Sunday-Morning Prayer 9:15A Sunday School 9:45A e Go Sunday School CA" Morning Worship11A
Morning Worship 1IA. Evening Worship 7P hood of believers, fear God, Sunday Chilidrn's Church 11A
Wednesday- Prayer Meeting7P honor theking. Sunday Evening 7P- Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Bible Study. Mission Fdends, HA's. GA'sking.
Pastor Wayne Allen 1 Peter 2:17 Rev. Marvin & Jance Pasley
(352) 498-5617 (352) 498-3366
"ct'lCrabb'aptislt Ohurch Holy Cross Catholic Mission [Ro 13 8] Let no debt remain
7391 NE 349 Hwy--Corner of 349N/351A Hwy 19 South of CrossCity
Bruce Sullivan, Pastor, Mass Sundays 11:30am outstanding, except the ur
Old Town: 542-2207 Confessions-Sundays 10:45- 11:15 am continuing debt to love one
Sunday School 9:45 AM; Church 11:00 am At Si, John the Evangelist in Chlefland another, for he who loves his
Sunday night 6:00 P Discipleship Training 7:00 prn Svc. Srad, s Pre K thru High Schooland
Wednesday night 5:30-800--AWANA GrdesPrK thru High School fellowman has fulfilled the law.
Wednesday Night 7:00 PM Bible Study Rosary Every Tuesday 3:00 pm
Van Ministry Bro. Foy Cell 356-2294 (352) 493-9723


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Thursday February 26, 2009


Entertainment



The Cool Down Lap


Kenseth makes
it two for two
by Alan Ross
He may well be the Bear
Bryant of NASCAR. Auto
Club 500 winner Matt
Kenseth won't be putting
the snooze on fellow com-
petitors anytime'soon
with his down-in-the-
mouth, no-way-we-can-
win-this-race-with-this-
piece-of-junk bating.
Bryant, the late Crimson
Tide football.coaching
icon, made a career out of
building up opponents,
while downgrading his
own teams' total worth-
lessness on a gridiron. Of
course, the Bear's foes
weren't caught napping
for long, as Alabama
logged four consensus na-
tional championships un-
der his watch. No way
Kenseth can be viewed as
a reticent sleeper any
longer. The DeWalt cat is
out of the bag. At least
this week, Kenseth, who
visited Victory Lane for
the second consecutive
week, tying just four oth-
er drivers in NASCAR
history to win the open-
ing two races of the sea-
son, won on the track and
not via default from the
elements' timely inter-
vention. The 10-year vet-
eran showed late-race
moxie, fending off a brief


challenge from a rejuve-
nated Jeff Gordon down
the stretch.
Gordon ran an immense
race and was clearly the
dominant driver on the
track-until Kenseth beat
him off pit row with 38
laps remaining to take a
lead he would not relin-
quish. Though the 24 car,
searching for its first win
since 2007, failed to get
the checkered flag, there
was joy in the Hendrick
MotorSports camp for the
solid run and fine finish
by the four-time Cup
champion.
We're only two races into
the new season, but if
you'd asked racing fans
two weeks ago to identify
a driver from Roush Fen-
way Racing that would be
leading the series stand-
ings after the first two
races, likely 100 percent
of them would have re-
sponded with preseason
front-runner.Carl Ed-
wards, not Kenseth.
ROADSIDES RAVES AND
RANTS: A tip of the cap
to Kyle Busch for his
ironman effort at
Fontana, in which he won
both the truck and Na-
tionwide Series races
plus a third-place finish
in Sprint Cup. Had he
won the premier event,
Busch would have solidly
placed himself in rarified
NASCAR air, as the first
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started the way the Da
tona 500 finished-in
rain. But I'll take issu
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or commentator Darre
Waltrip made during o
of the rain delays. Wa]
trip, asked by a fan wh
NASCAR doesn't race
the rain, responded wi
a misplaced metaphor,
saying if a football rum
ning back shaved his
cleats off, he'd find the
going tough on a wet
field. I admire Darrell
practical realism when
responding to the curr
condition of the sport.
But he sees things the
way they are, not how
they should be.
NASCAR's absurd al-
liance with Goodyear
only precludes good ol
fashioned, American
competition in an open
market, it's just lain
short-sighted. The real
question is why is their
no rain tire for NASCI
Formula One and Indy
Car have been running
the rain forever. Maybi
certain tire company
needs a new staff of en
neers.
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29 books on sports hist
ry, including Away from
the Ball, Lakers Glory,
and The New Yankees
Century. E-mail him at
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Above-Left: Mrs. Davidson receives an award for her
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helping RRMS achieve an "A" school status, with a
State Turnaround Principal Award.
Above Right: Kim Tucker delivers a speech after being
named the District Educational Staff Professional of
the Year.
Left: Janna Oneal, who was named District Teacher of
the Year, recounted some of her earlier years in the
Dixie Couny school system.
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of the Year award on behalf of Vanaernam Timber
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