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Home of the Worlds Only Four Headed Swamp Cabbage!


Thursday, March 5, 2009
Vol. 87. No. 10 14 pages- 1 Section


Briefs



CHREERLADER


A truckload of dope Bearsbring home

Drug busts extend from Old Town to Gilchrist County: Suspects still wanted
o ', _- .. ..- 1 I


Varisity (10th & 11th
graders) & Junior Varsi-
ty (8th &e 9th graders):

Tryout packets are
available at the Ruth
Rains Middle School of-
fice or in Mrs. Heather
Dixon's room at Dixie Co.
High School. All infor-
mation about tryouts are
in this packet. There is a
deadline. Tryouts are
Sthe week of March 16th -
20th. For additional In-
formation call Melody
Rollison at 498-1939 or
Heather Dixon at
498-6410.




Thu 73/42

Mainly sunny. Highs in the low 70s
and lows in the low 40s.


Fri 76/44 L
3/6
Sunshine. Highs in the mid 70s
and lows in the mid 40s.


Sat 78/i 50

Sunshine. Highs in the upper 70s
and lows in the low 50s. 1


Sun
3/8
SUn'.
318 .


78/48


Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper
70s and lows in the upper 40s.


Mon 81/50
3/9
Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 80s
and lows in the low 50s.


INDEX

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


The Dixie County Sheriff's
Office executed search war-
- rants at 238 NE 816 Avenue
and 9322 NE 349
Highway in the
First District com-'
Smunity. These
search warrants -
were obtained after
investigators deter-
mined that there
were Indoor Mari-
juana cultivations I
being conducted at Ca
these two homes.
During the execu-
tidn of the search
warrants it was de-
termined that the
opei-ations were
being directed by
and under the con-
trol of Michael
Tiner. 58 and Car- P
olyn McPeek, 57 of
Old Town. During
the-subsequent
search of these
,two residences, in-, .
vestigators located
52 Marijuana
plants, numerous
bags of processed Sai
Marijuana along with
air conditioning, electrical
and irrigation equipment'
used in the operation.

It was also determined that
Tiner had control of anoth-
er location in Gllchrist
County, This information
was relayed to the Gilchrist
County Sheriff's Office and.
through a cooperative inves-
tigation; the Gilchrist Coun-


After a long, trying ordeal,
Jacob Lubin is back home
in Dixie County As was
previously reported in the
Advocate, Jacob was badly
burnt and has been hospi-
talized since last year.

His family would like to


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ty investigators were able to
obtain a search warrant for
the undisclosed location.
During the execu-
tionr of the search
warrant. investiga-
tors located 119
Marijuana plants,
numerous bags of
processed Marijua-
na along with air
conditioning, elec-
trical and irriga-
Lbrera tion equtiipment
'used in the opera-
tion.

This investigation
resulted in the ar-
rest warrants be-
ing issued for the
below listed sus.
pects for the fol-
erez lowing charges as
indicated.

Michael Tiner, 58
.of Old Town is
wanted on the
charges of Traf-
ficking in a Con-
trolled Substarnce,
nchez Possession of a
Controlled Substance,
Possession of a Controlled
Substance with Intent to Sell
or Deliver'and Possession of
a Firearm by a Convicted
Felon. .

Carolyn McPeek, 57 of Old
Town is wanted on the
charges of Trafficking in a
Controlled Substance, Pos-
session of a Controlled Sub-
stance and Pospession of a


thank all the wonderful in-
dividuals and businesses
who contributed to the
blessings and prayers they
received during his stay at
Shands. He received nu-
merous cards and well-
wishes, some from people
we didn't even know. ,
Thank you to
Chuck & Mary
Ann at Double
D Auto, Bill
Miller, Paul,
Candace, Betty,
Sharon, and
Norris.

See JACOB, pg 6


Carolyn McPeek

Controlled Substance with
Intent to Sell or Deliver.

In a separate investigation,
members of the Dixie and
Levy County Sheriff's Office.
conducted traffic stops on
vehicles being operated by
Rogelio Cabrera of St. Cloud
and Jose Sanchez of Old
Town. D-
See DRUG BUSTS, pg 3


The DCHS Bears overtake
the Branford Bucs, but are
less fortunate in away
games in Bronson and at


PK Yonge. The Bears go to
Chiefland on the 13th. The
full story, statistics, and
photos are on page 5.


City, County talk water

Determined to "keep options open"'


Dixie County Commission-
ers, staff and the Cross City
Town Council met Monday
night to discuss possible op-
tions for bringing water to
Old Town and to parts of
Cross City that
have tested pos-
itively for ar-
senic.

No definite de-
cision was
made, but both
entities seemed
to be deter-
mined to err on
the side of cau-
tion regarding
the proposed
Nature Coast
Water Authori-
ty Although
both the City Candace
and County ap- smart new
pear to be on the radiant rr
track to pay the .Monday
$5,000 each in'
seed money that the NCWA
requires for membership,
neither seemed to be dead-
set on actually becoming ac-
tual members of the Gov-
ernment Utility Authority
City Manager Mike Cassidy
summed up the general con-
sensus, saying that "it's
worth the money to 'stay in


Corl
w h
nor
ni


the loop; we'll learn alot."
The most palatable option
on the table was the possi-
bility of a joint GUA formed
of Dixie County, Horseshoe
Beach, Cross City, and possi-
bly Suwan-
pnee, and by-
passing any
involvement
of Gilchrist
or Levy
Counties.

Arthur Bel
lot gave an
elegant
speech in
defense of
the Dixie
County tax-
payer, stat-
ing that the
most impor-.
bin shows off her tant issue
airstyle and her tantissue
n-to-be glow at was that peo-
ght's meeting. ple in the
First District
who would probably not
have access to "city" water
in their lifetimes should not
be "on the hook" for taxes to
pay for the people who
would receive service.

The Commission will vote
on the matter at Thursday
morning's meeting.


i.

FFA Pageant Winners


Miss Shelby Hank, daughter
of Kim and Charles Hank,
was chosen as the.FFA
Sweetheart at the pageant
on Tuesday evening. Kyn-
dal VanAernam, daughter
of Karen and Wayne-O
VanAernam was chosen as
Princess and was also voted
/ Miss congeniality by the
other Princess contestants.
Samantha Anderson was
voted as Miss Congeniality
by the Sweetheart contes-
tants.

First runner up for Sweet-
heart was Selena Burbach
and second runner up was
Anna Fowler. Princess first
runner-up was Cheyenne
Stemple and second was
Kendeall Bush.

Sponsors of the FFA compe-
tition included Carol West
of Suwannee Corporation
who donated the FFA
Princess jacket and De-
wayne "Top" Rollison who
donated the Sweetheart
jacket, Advanced Auto
Parts, New to You, Liles
Auto Parts, Glen Osteen,. '.
David Keen, Tim Alexander
Cheryl Pridgeon, Mark
R a in s a n d F o o d la n d '0 . .. rM.
2009 FFA Sweetheart, Miss Shelby Hank


WANTED:


Michael Tiner


Jacob comes home









Thursday, March 5, 2009


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Handling pirates with Kidd gloves

,- .. Lately, I've been hearing a lot about pirates plying their trade
in the waters near places like the Persian- Gulf and Southeast
Asia. There seem to be a lot of unsavory types going in for
that line of work these. days. I don't know why; maybe it's get-
ting too hard to pull off a successful bank heist or too much'
competition in the international drug wars; but for whatever
reason, lawbreakers seem to be taking to the high seas in in-
,creasing numbers.

Naturally, the people who own the'ships that are being hi-
jacked are not going to sit around pretending it's not happen-
"^ ing, e specially since the pirates are taking passengers and
crews rishner,"h6ldig th'f i'~8r ransom', killing a fe\~ "'''
them just for kicks, and of course selling off any merchandise
found aboard to anyone in the business of receiving stolen
goods, such types being plentiful on the land masses adjacent
to the pillaging pirates' waters of preference.

Concern among shipping interests having mounted, means
are now being undertaken to deal with the problem of vile,
S well-armed, bloodthirsty pirates victimizing everything from
cruise ships to tankers to commercial fishing vessels. Dealing
with these types obviously would be no easyntask, so the deci-
sion was made'to seek the help of a category of individuals
uniquely qualified to confront these malefactors.

If you're thinking the US Marines..
Ihave no doubt they could
get the job done, but they
weren't even asked. Or
maybe "privateers." those
free-lance soldiers of for-
tune of the sort who put
the pirates out of busi-
ness well over a century
ago. No, there could be no
permitting "mercenaries"
to engage the pirates, even
if it might clear up the problem, anymore than
we could allow our military to become involved. o
This was ajob for the educational community!.

Let me preface any further comments by stating that I do not
S believe merchant seamen are a bunch of .sissies.They have
served honorably In combat zones in prey ious war. However
S will say that the colleges that are teaching the current genbr-
ation of seamen look like they're try ing to establish ships'
crews made up of pacifists, which might be OK for purposes
.of dealing ith intoxicated tourists, but not when one is like-
ly to be confronted by well-armed pirates bent on doing you
bodily harm or worse.

The best way of dealing with pirates, as being taught today' is
evasion. If you've got a faster boat, make a full-throttle effort
to leave them in your wake. They will then prey on a slower
vessel, but so what? You'11be safe--at least until another band,
of brigands show up in a faster boat.

Another recommended tactic is "hosing." I knw, the term
has-a variety of meanings, but in this case it means quirting
'pirates with high-pressure hoses as they're attempting to
board your ship. Hey, that high-pressure hose will really.scare
the hell out of some cut-throat with an AKt47, won't it?

A novel idea,' what would be wrong with equipping crew mem-
bers with firearms and mounting small cannon on the decks?
I understand, some countries don't want merchant vessels to
be armed when in their territorial 'waters, but so what? If
they want the 1lad of
constimer goods or,the free-spending tourists you're hauling,
they can take their choice: Let you in port with your guns, or
do without. Some critics are even suggesting that armed
crews might mutiny but a decent pay scale with bonuses for
terminating pirates ought to solve that problem.

The infamous Captain Kidd wouldhave gotten quite laugh
out of governments dealing with pirates in this fashion: If not
for the fact that he'd le 364 years old, he'd still be in business.


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Viva La Revolucion!

y Kathy McKinney Ruth had style, and he knew how to live. He went home
-k every day like clockwork to watch his soap operas and to


Express your opinion
Vote online in our
monthly poll at
www.dixiejobs.dcadvocate.net
"Should Dixe join the Nature
Coast Water Authority?O

Dear Editor:

I hope this letter is taken,
in the spirit in which it is
written. Positively, not
negatively! I would like to
discuss. "roadside memo-
rials!" .

Losing a loved one, be it a,
person or pet, in an acci,
dent is taumatic and .
heart-breaking. An on-
site roadside memorial is
understandable and not
objectionable, be it a tem-
porary one. Those of us
who live or own property
near one of these memori-
als are subjected to daily,
stressful reminders of the
occurence even though we
were not involved, either
in the accident or the
identity of the victim.

I think after a year, memo-
rials should be removed
and anniversary and holi-
day decorations should be
transferred to the.actual
interrment site or ceme-
tery instead.

Some memorials are deco-
rated for every and any
occasion and are begin-
ning.to look trashy in-
stead of nice. I think a
year is more than accept-
able for a roadside memo-
,rial, but removal after
that length of time is not
only reasonable to adja-
cent property holders but
sensible so that everyone
can have closure to an un-
happy event, friends, fam-
ily and strangers.
I am one of these
strangers.
Thank you,
R.M. McMullen,
Cross City


n for a while
., and I admit
raged you to
ito the hills to
mind. Run!
hel and the
is! Run! 'Be-
ti+ +Ct M rmt lM v


have his 5:00 aperitif. He was a spiffy dresser and I don't :
think I ever saw him stressed out or angry until that day '.
when he finally said, "DARN it, Norris! Quit being cheap
and go buy some decent two-ply!" He taught me that some- `
things are worth fighting and dying for, and a comfy, clean.,
backside is right up there with freedom to associate and tlt-e
right to vote. .


You've been reading this column
now, you know that although, O.K
it, I'm sort of a right-wing nut, I've never encoi
stock up on weapons and ammo and to go up in
await the coming apocalypse. I've changed my
Find a cave! Load up the kids and Grandma Et
chickens and the goats andithe jerry-cans of ga
cause I have seen the-future, and things are abo
here, folks.

The liberals have taken over the government.
the national credit cards up so high our grand
working extra shifts at McDonald's to pay.themr
with that. Hard work builds character. They'v
Constitution and are trying to give Washington
'Senators that is blatantly against the ex-
pressed wishes of the founding fathers, I'm
cool,, I can live 'With that, too. It's just an old
piepe of paper. Big-government is back and'
we',r all socialists now. O.K. Howdy, Com-
rade, .1 will learn to stand in bread lines.

But now they want to strip us of the'one
thing that separates us from the animals, and'
I will NOT stand for it. Folks, they want to
take our CHARMINN Somnething called the
National Resource Council came out with a
statement saying that they've changed their
minds again; it's not my dinosaur-eating Ex-
cursion that's destroying the planet...it's good
toilet paper. They're being backed up by a
publicity campaign by Greenpeace, that
wants to "encourage" us all to use nasty,
scratchy, horrid recycled-material paper produi
visit the loo, It's only a matter of time before t
mafia getsahold of our new President, and it's
state mandate from the White House: scratchy
sue or nothing .

The environmentalists are as bad as the Islami
about wanting todrag us, kicking and screamir
the 14th century Did you know that Northern
"splifiterfree" (Ow!) toilet tissue in the 30'sand
had.2-ply since the 40's? It's no surprise to met
T.P. shortage in the.US of A was in 1973 and wa
Johnny Carson joking on the air that because o
sis,. grocery stores were running out. It caused
run orrtissue that took months to work out. Th
feeling I have had lately that we're re-living the
may be justified. It seems that the liberals are
us back to the days when the Farmer's Almana
handy hole in it so that you could hang it inrthi
and tear one sheet off at a time.

Revolts 'caused by bad T.P.'are not new to me. E
was working for'Daddy out of the house where
lives now, Jimmy Ruth was the Mayor, but he m
for us selling real estate. He and I once staged
Daddy's tendency to buy cheap. single-ply Scott


To the editor:

I am the chaplain of Camp 2086, Dixie De-
fenders, Sons of Confeerate Veterans. That
said, I would like to thank the Advocate for
the pictures of the Re-enactors at the Fid-
dler Crab Festival in the February 19,2009
issue of the newspaper. However, I would
lille to comment about and correct the story
on page seven. The first paragraph about
the "special recognition plaque" was cor-
rect.

The.second paragraph had nothing to do
with the subject, so why was it included?
The Southern Mercury Magazine is not a
publication-of the SCV and for your infor-
mation is nolonger published.

Then we come to the third paragraph, the
contents of which again have riothing-to do
.with the subject and as far as I can see was
included by the Advocate to take,a cheap
shot at the SCV Of'all "The War Between
the States" historians the Advocate could


Mr Cawley:

Anyone who has read more than two of my
columns knows without doubt that we here at
the Advocate are not. "anti-Southern." Quite
the contrary. I am a big fan of the United
Sons of the Confederacy, in particular, and
have been happily invited,to their functions
by President May. lam so proud of their un-
tiring efforts in, honoring all of Dixie's Veter-
ans at the Veteran's Memorial on U.S. 19. I
also enjoyed chatting with members of your
group at the Fiddler Crab Festival about how
we were all wishing that we were at the Olus-'
tee battle instead. Heck, I'm even eligible to be
the the United Daughters of the Confederacy:,
my ancestor, James Jesse McKinney, I believe
it was, died at the battle of Murphrysboro,
TN.

I spent the better part of a decade as a re-en-
actor myself (albeit re-enacting a different
century) and I know how much fun it can be.
It's a great opportunity to preserve some of
the past and to educate our children about
our ancestors and how they lived.

However, the Advocate has a responsibility to
provide all of the citizens of the community
with information. The placement of a memo-
rial inside a public building that only com-
, memorates those who fought "for the South-
ern cause," while ignoring those who also
fought and died for their country on the other
side is not only controversial, but could be
actually hurtful to large groups of Dixie
County citizens. Those people have the right


have quoted, they chose James McPherson,
who in the war's circle of historians is well.
known as being anti-southern.

STo print in your paper that the SCV is an or-
ganization with an agenda of thinly veiled
support for white supremacy is outrageous
and irresponsible and never should have ap-
peared on the pages of your paper, unless, of
course, your agenda is, like McPherson's
anti-southern.

I am offended and incensed as every good
southerner should be. Those those para-
graphs had nothing to do with the subject of
the article and were both outright lies.
Good journalism demands that claims and
insinuations be, thoroughly investigated be-',
fore being used and if you're going to take a!
cheap shot at a good organization, say that
that's what you're doing. Don't have ft in a -
story about something entirely different.

Larry Cawley, Qld Town


to know all of the available information, re-
gardless of personal attachment to my south-
ern heritage.

As for "lies, "any factual statement made in
the short article can be found with a 30-sec-
ond search opf Google or Wikipedia. Perhaps
a little thorough "investigation" on your part
is warranted before you start slinging mud
and name-calling. A true Southern
gentleman's honor should demand it.

The Southern Mercury most certainly was a.,
joint publication of the SCV and the Military.
Order of the Stars and Bars, and the article
did not say it was still in production. Profes-
sor McPherson's statements on the SCV were
quoted word for word. He is one of many
critics of the change in the SCV "from an
apolitical organization dedicated to Civil
War history to a politicized organization ded-
icated to preserving the "Lost Cause" version'
of the history of the Civil War and the 1861-,
1865 era." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonsof.Conr
federate_Veterans#citenote-18)
When an "historical" organization steps off
of the battlefield or out of the classroom and
into the public arena in pursuit of a political
agenda, as the SCVhas, it is only to be ex-
pected that your possible political motives.be'
exposed to the sunlight by the media. To.
expect a newspaper to do otherwise or to cen-,
sor readily available information in the
service of a particular cause or viewpoint is *
what is "outrageous and irresponsible."

--Editor


Page 2


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When I was in high school, after my family sold Dixie Coun-
ty State Bank, Daddy had some extra cash so he took Liz and
They've run I on a six-country tour of Europe. I've been to gay Paree,
ads will'be and I've seen the "turkish toilet" that is so popular all over
i off. I'm fine the place there...I've had better facilities at hunting camp
e attacked the outhouses. I've seen the bathroom with the mysterious ex-
1, D.C. two tra potty.' Ihave dohe the bidet. And let me tell you, it does-
n't hold anything on a good American-
"If by the mere force of made roll of Angdl Soft Ultra..:-
numbers a majority I don't always buy the really expensive
S 'stuff. I'm a single mom with three kids;
should deprive a sometimes I'm looking for a bargain. I
stand there in the aisle at Foodland, get-
minority of any clearly ting in Fred's way, trying to mentally cal-
culate what is the better deal: the 12 roll'
written constitutional pack that promises that it holds as much
as 24 regular rolls or the 8 pack with the
right, it might, in a same promise for $7.99? I'm a smart shop-
m oral o int. fi W .per I've been known to toy with the
moral point, ofview, "cheaper brands. I'm not a paper snob.
jiStify revointion" But recycled? OMG!!! What if every time
lu. 0 we have to answer the call of nature we're
-- Abraham Lincohn faced with that harsh old roll of gas-sta-
tion style brown butcher's paper? The '
cts when we thought fills me with'fear. That stuff is for wrapping UPS
he green packages or pork chops, not for personal hygiene.
some sort of
recycled tis- I also buy in bulk. I love Sam's Club shopping and if you
see me with anything less than a 24-pack in my buggy, you
know I'm either running out of room in the cart or that my
c radicals closet at home is stuffed full of the soft, white quilted won-
ng, back into der of civilization. Now that the environmental wacko tree-
introduced huggers are threatening my supply, you can bet your bog,
I that we've., roll that I'll be taking my stocking-up seriously how. I'm
that the first just one person, I can't fight an entire government, even forv
is caused by" quilted 3-ply with a built-in scent and lotion. I've "done my
)f the oil cri- duty" (no pun intended) and warned you, now you're on
a nationwide your owri. It's every girl for herself. ,
iat sinking
SCarter era What this means of course, I'll have to buy some guns and
trying to drag some ammo, too, because I know where all of the crazies
.c had a will be breaking in after the coming collapse of western so-.
3 outhouse city when they run out of tissue in their underground shel-
ters: my house.

3ack when I So don't even think about it, Buddy .I'll share my food, my
my sister water, and my Cipro supply, but you ain't squeezin' my [.
moonlighted Charmin.
a coup over
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Poss Marij, Poss Drug Para



02/26/09

Pauley, James K, 19, Mandola, VOP- Burg
of a conv(Levy County)


Dewees, Kimberly Nicole, 30, Sullivan,
VOP-Uttering a Forgery X2, Forgery


02/28/09

Sturgell, Arnold Curtis, 70, L. Downing,
Agg. Assault W/ Deadly Weapon


Diaz-Perez, Guillermo, 39, R. Downing,
Public Intox, Hold for ICE


Jimenez, Cesar, 20, R. Downing, Public In-
tox, Hold for ICE


Abplanalp, Kenneth J, 29, R. Downing, In-
tro of Contraband


NOTE: It is the policy of The Dide County Advocate to
remove from our jail log the name of any person or persons
at the request of thelrImmediate family,
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During this traffic stop in-
formation was gather and
the Sheriff's Office was able
to obtain consent to search
the home of Sanchez. Dur-
ing this search numerous
marijuana plants, air condi-
tioning and items used to
steal electricity was discov-


stance with Intent to Sell or
Deliver and two counts of
Manufacturing a Controlled
Substance. Sanchez is cur-
rently being held in the Dix-
ie County Jail on a $400,000
bond.

Jorge Perez, 45 of Cape
Coral is charged with Traf-


The "new Depression's" version of bathtub gin?


ered. The Sheriff's Office
was then able to obtain
search warrants for two lo-
cations under the control of
Sanchez and Cabrera, who
appeared to be directing the
organization and operating
several other grow houses
in, the First District commu-
nity

In the early morning hours
of February 11, the Dixie
and Levy County Sheriff's
Offices, the Florida Depart-
ment of. Law Enforcement
and the Drug Enforcement
Administration executed
search warrants at 50 .NE
817 Street and 11532 NE 351
Highway in Dixie County,
Florida. During the subse-
quent search of the houses,
investigators located 288
Marijuana plants and 167-
one gallon bags of
processed Marijuana along
with air conditioning, elec-
trical and irrigation equip-
ment used in the operation.

The investigation resulted
in the arrest of the below
listed suspects charged as
indicated.

Rogelio Cabrera, 39 of St.
Cloud is charged with Traf-
ficking in a Controlled Sub-
stance, Possession of a Con-
trolled Substance with In-
tent to Sell or Deliver and
Manufacturing a Controlled
Substance. Cabrera is cur-
rently being held in the Dix-
ie County Jail on a $300,000
bond,

Jose Sanchez, 50 of Old
Town is charged with Traf-
ficking in a Controlled Sub-
stance, two counts of Pos-


Cheerleader & Football
Player Collide-


On Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 3:39 P.M. Shamber-
lina Feltner was driving North on CR-351 behind a
school bus. When the school bus came to a stop, she
stopped behind it. Everette Quesenberry, the driver of
the '93 GMC pickup behind her, failed to stop in time.
The truck rear ended Ms. Feltner's car causing an esti-
mated $2,500 in damage. Both Ms. Feltner and Mr. Que-
senberry were reportedly wearing their safety belts at
the time of the accident and there were no serious in-
juries.

Everette Quesenberry was cited for careless.driving.


. picking in a Controlled Sub-
stance, Possession of a Con-
trolled Substance with In-
tent to Sell or Deliver and
Manufacturing a Conitrolled
Substance. Perez is current-
ly being held in the Dixie
County Jail on a $300,000
bond.

These investigations to date
has resulted in three ar-
rests, arrest warrants for
two other individuals and
the seizure of 459 Marijua-
na plant and approximately
167 pounds of processed
Marijuana with a street val-
ue in excess of $2,150,000.00
dollars. The investigation is
ongoing and several more
arrests are anticipated.

In the past six months, the
Dixie County Sheriff's Of-
fice has located and disman-
tled eight Indoor Marijua-
na grow operations in DixLie
County.

If you have any information
concerning possible loca-
tions that are being used to.
manufacture illegal drugs,
you are asked to contact the
Dixie County Sheriff's Of-
fice Narcotics Unit at 498-
1230.


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Sex Offender
arrested for drugs

Old Town, Florida- On Feb-
ruary 18, 2009, the Dixie
County Sheriff's Office,
Narcotics Unit served two
arrest warrants in the Old
Town area. These two ar-
rests is a result of numer-
ous undercover operations
performed by the
Narcotics Unit.
These arrests mark
the beginning to a
conclusion of the
three month long
investigation.,

Arrested was
Stephen Daniel De-
sirant, 29 and Glo-
ria D. Weaver, 44
both of Old Town.
Desirant and
Weaver either sold
or delivered prescription
medication to a confidential
source being utilized by the
Dixie County Sheriff's Of-
fice.

Desirant was arrested and
booked into the Dixie Coun-
ty Jail on the charge of De-
livery of a Prescription
Medication without a Pre-
scription. He is currently
being held on a $10,000
Bond. Weaver was arrested.
and booked into the Dixie


Stolen Motorcycle
Recovered
First District, Florida- A 2007 Baja Motorcycle stolen
from a residence in First District was recovered by the
Dixie County Sheriff's Office.
On February 13, 2009, a deputy with the Sheriff's Of-
fice received a complaint from Candace Corbin in refer-
ence to her motorcycle being stolen from her residence
that was recently destroyed by fire. The deputy imme-
diately started an investigation into the theft and other
deputies were alerted to the reported theft.
On February 20,2009, a concerned citizen and relative
to the victim called the Dixie County Sheriff's Office,
Communications Center and reported that he had a
possible location on the stolen motorcycle. Deputies
and an Investigator responded to the location of the
possible sighting, once at the location they were able to
locate a suspect and the motorcycle at 172 NE 672 Street
in Old Town.
Arrested and charged with Grand Theft, Criminal.,
Mischief and Trespassing was Cory Zablocki, age 20 of
Old Town. Zablocki has.since been released from the
Dixie County Jail.
The investigation is continuing and an additional
,arrest is expected.


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County Jail on two counts of
Sale of a Controlled Sub-
stance, the substance being
Prescription Medications.
She is currently being held
on a $50,000 Bond.

The Dixie County Sheriff's
Office, Narcotics Unit ex-
pects that the Operation will
culminate with the arrest
numerous other individuals
over the next
month.

Sheriff Hatcher
said, "I want to
remind individ-
uals that the
sale of prescrip-
tion medication
to another with-
out a prescrip-
tion is a felony
and the Nar-
''cotics Unit with-
in the Sheriff's
Office is aggressively pursu-
ing individuals involved in
the sale, trafficking or deliv-
ery, not only of illegal sub-
stance, but the prescription
medication that are devas-
tating and are highly addic-
tive."

If you have any information
concerning sale of illegal
drugs, you are asked to con-
tact the Dixie County Sher-
iff's Office Narcotics Unit
at 498-1230.


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Thursday, March 5,


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Announcements


Jenkins & Giles

to Exchange Vows


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Th'e children of -'rina genkins andJoseyh giles would
(ike to announce the marriage of their parents on
Saturday, Mlarch 7, 2009, at 3:00 .vt.
at their camp on the Suwannee River.
Reception wifo ow.

invitationss have he'en sent.
The Conner Famiily Celebrates
200 Years of Marriage
.... Id .. ..


Calvin (Doc) and Winnie Mae Conner celebrated seventy years of marriage Janu- '
ary 21st with a luncheon at Gail's Restaurant in Old Town, Fl with their three sons
and their wives.
Calvin and Myrtle recently celebrated 50 years.
Jimmy and Glenda celebrated 44 years.
Larry and Sandra 36 years.
Making a total of 200 yeats if marriage for this family We wish to thank the Fami-
* ly and Friends for their love and support. May God bless you. r
The Conner Family


Virginia Burnett
We. wounf Cike to thank RiCk, oodin for a beautiful
service andfLucy EKnihtfor doing her hair. Thanks
to Family 8& Friends for alltheir support in our time
of need


The ramify


Angel ood Ministies

Update


For the month of March, orders must be placed by
Saturday, March 14th, and distribution of orders will be on
Saturday, March 28th at the 55A Voting Precinct 6 building.
For more information 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


Thank


You


sheCly -tank, the 2009 IFTA
Sweet qfeart would tike to
thank the followingpeople
for sponsoring her:
goel ward, OW T'own
SRobbfe Lee, -Property
tAyyraiser, ,Dixie County
T'imberland Ford, ,Perry, TC
Debbie &' Steve I-Carris,
OrCando, FT
1 big T g1 (C% YOU goes to
JarecdCorbin for escorting me.


From The Heart
Having to bury a brother or sister or, God forbid, a son or daughter, is as hard a
lick as life throws at you; but that's just what we had to do. I had went by my broth-
er's shop to let him know I had payed some more on the funeral bill, and that was all
I could pay
I asked, "Man, what in the world are we going to do?"
He said if I have to pay X amount of dollars, that's just what I'll do. He said I am at
peace with it.'
So, as I was leaving with my burning belly in tow, I was stopped and greeted by a
man who was under a log trailer, beating away at it. So I bent down to'say "Hey",
and -he said "We want to help, and we are going to." But, when he said how much I
couldn't get back under my feet.
By this time I was in tears. I just simply said "Thanks" and left. On the way home;
something hit me like a ton of bricks. A pastor once told me "Gice me 10 minutes ,
with your kids, and not always, but 95 times out of a hundred, I'll tell you what kind
of parents you are most of the time." These guys must have had a great mother, just
like my grandma.
"Simply Amazing"
Thanks to all who gave to this cause. You know who you are.
"Mudfish" & "Spark Plug"
(Dennis & Gary)

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Thursday, March 5, 2009


Sports


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The JV Bears played a great game against Branford.


12 and Under Basketball

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Front Row below: Ball boy Luke Thomas, players
Luke Thomas, Kelton Forehand, Cameron McFall,
Clifford Jackson, Aaron Thomas, Latrell Brown.
Back Row: Cade Thomas, Coach Mike Thomas, Ju-
lian Robinson,' Marquez
Hollis, Kelton Forehand, Leondray Rutledge and
Coach Ronnie Brown.


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,A Bears Sink Bucs

by Angel Lee
February 24th started the
road trips for the Bears, as
they made their first "stop in
Branford to take on the
Bucs. The Bears got the
scoring started as they
pushed 5 runs across the
plate in the top of the 3rd
and the Bucs answered back,
scoring 2 runs off of start-
ing pitcher Duane Lord.
The top of the 4th saw the
:, Bears adding 4 more runs to
S. their lead, while the Bucs
' were unable to get anything,
making the score 9-2. The
*. Bears added 3 more runs in
the 5th and pitcher Duane
and the Bears defense were
able to hold the Bucs at bay
and take the victory back to
Dixie, winning 12-2. Pitcher
Duane Lord pitched all 5 in.
nings. gave up 2 runs. 1 hit.
walked 2 and struck out i4.
At the plate. Duane went 1-3
with I RB!.
Eddie Brownell had a good
day at the plate as he went 1-
2. with a double and 3 RBI's.
Brett Sullivan %went 3.3 score
3 runs, and walked once.
Kyle Skell.; Dillon Raker.
and Brett Sullivan all had 2
stolen bases, and Eric Dix
and Duane Lord each had 1,
giving the Bears a total of 8
stolen bases (on 8 attempts!)
and left 4- on base.
In the other 2 away games.
the Bears weren't so lucky.
as they brought home 2
tough losses. On the 26th
they traveled to Bronson.
and came back defeated by
the Eagles 16-6 1Brett Sulli-
van went 1-3 with 2 RBI's
and Duane Lord went 1.2
with 2 RBI) and on the 27th.
they traveled to PK Yonge.
and took home.a rough loss
11-0.


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all joined hands with us and
led us in a very spirit-filled
.d prayer. I just want to share
to testimony that they were
the most humble ihdividu- '
en, als you could ever meet. In
no way did they behave like
k they'd just four days prior,
won a National Champi-
;h onship! God has found resi-
e dence in many of our FLori-
of da Gator'Football team
members, and it was evi-
dent on this occasion.

They offered to come back,
if to see Jacob and hugged our
necks as they parted. It just
*e so happened that on the day
u a that they visited, was the
day of Jacob's biggest
surgery. that left him with'
the most pain and grafts of
e, any of all of his procedures.
They do not know that to
o this day as, at the time, we
il. didn't know it would be ei-
o their. This tells me thatGod
it sent them on the day that
:s Jacob needed them the
most.
an-
if- Please continue to pray for
Jacob's this is the most out
Ja- of anything that Jacob re-
" ceived while in the hospital.
y Thank you to all.the prayer
warriors. Immediately after
'. the accident, prayer chains
were started and even ex-
tended to Brazil. Jacob
or walked through the fire and
-it lived totell everyone how
God brought him out of it.
Thank ypu to God.

ey John and Christine Lubin


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Thank you to Foodland an
everyone who contributed
the jar that was placed up
there. You all--without eve
being known by us, God
knows who you are--thank
you, you.will be very
blessed. You are very muc
appreciated. "Thanks to th
Ronald McDonald House c
Gainesville, our three
month 'home away from
home" was more than we
could have ever expected.
Anyone who ever wonders
this. institution is truly a
charitable one, I can assur
you, it is. They supply yoi
place to stay and require
nothing in return.

Thank you to the Advocate
you jumped right in there
without blinking an eye to
supply transportation unt:
we got some. ,Thank you t
Carla Dalton, who went ol
of her way to help. Thank
to the four Florida Gator
football players who, on J&
uary 22nd,.just four days a
ter winning the champi-
onship. took time to visit J
cob at the hospital, who as
fate.would have it,was onl:
two hours post-op when
they showed up! They
shook our hands, intro-
duced themselves and sat
down and visited with us t
over an hour. Theybroug]
Jacob items, which they
signed, and one of them-
gave us advice on burn re-
covery. Before leaving, the


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American Legion
Auxiliary Unit 383 Bake
Sale

American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 383, Old Town, will
hold a bake sale on Satur-
day, March 7th in front of
Gail's Cafe. The sale will
start at 7:00 AM, and the
proceeds will go into the ,
general fund. Stop by and
look us over, you may find
the perfect dessert for your
Sunday dinner!
The next regular meeting
will be Wednesday, March
11, at 7:00 PM


Community of
Suwannee helps save
lives

Suwannee Fla. Thirty
minutes of your time today
could mean a lifetime of to-
morrows for someone in
*,need. The community of
.,uwannee encourages eligi-
ble blood donors to become
a hero to the patients in
community hospitals when
they team up with Life-
South to host a blood drive
on Saturday, March 14.
Look for the bloodmobile in
the Suwannee Baptist
Church parking lot be-
tween the hours of 10 a.m.
and 3:30 p.m.
"Be a vital part of our com-
munity, give blood!" said
Joyce Higgins, donor re-
cruiter for LifeSouth. "We
hope everyone will think
albut saving lives and do-
nate blood at the communi-
ty drive." ,

All who donate will receive
a recognition'item and a
complimentary cholesterol
screening. Donors must be
atleast 16 years old, weigh
- 110 pounds or more,'and
have photo I.D. All 16-year-
old donors must have writ-
ten parental consent. For
more information about be-
coming a donor or about
blood drives in your area,
:call LifeSouth at (352) 334-
1000 or visit www.life-
south.org.


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Joppa Lodge #4
was established in'
1882, the forth
Lodge in Florida
and for 127 years
has remained an
active and family
oriented Lodge.
The Lodge is locat-
ed.in Fletcher
(Dixie County).


'- Our very profi-
S. cient team held
:-.-' ;. .. their first 2009
election of Ehi-
tered Apprentice applicants, Nidor Sadbvszky and Charles
Driggers, their first step to becoming Master Masons.

Recently we had our annual Past Masters and Americanism
Night for members, families and friends. This was a cov-
ered dish affair with members showing off their speciali-
ties to the delight of ,all.

Past Masters present and honored were; Roger Pittman,
Randy Ware, Charles Bell, Jack Ellis, Guye Daniels, John
Swiston and Robert Trask. Special Certificates were given
for their past and present work and dedication.

Our speaker for Americanism was Reverend (brother) Carl
Rainear who spoke to the greatness of Americans through-
out our nations history. While we may fuss' and quibble at
times we become as one when our nation is in need or chal-
lenged.


Bluegrass PIckIn
March 7th
Otter Springs RV Resort
Free Admission

The Suwannee Valley
Bluegrass Pickin takes
place at Otter Springs RV
Resort, Saturday March 7th
Come on over and listen to'
some of the best bluegrass
groups from Florida. The
music will start at 6:00 p.m.
in the Big Cypress Lodge
and the music will go on un-
til everyone goes home. If
you would like to come out
earlier and set around and
pick, we w6uld enjoy having
you come on out pick under
the oaks or on the nice big
porch around the BigICy- ,
press Lodge. This event will
be free to, the public but we
would appreciate a donation
to help out on the groups
travel expensive. All you
have to do is bring yourself
on out to Otter Springs RV
Resort and have a great
time and enjoy some good
old time Bluegrass music or
call and reserve a full
hookup campsite or a cabin.
For more information you
can call Cloud Haley at 352-.
284-3245 or Otter Springs RV
Resort 352-463-0800 or
www.ottersprings.com Ot-
ter Springs Park & Camp-
ground, 6470 SW 80th Av-
enue Trenton, FL 32693,


SPRING
BREAK AT
LCCC

LAKE CITY, Fla. Lake
City Community College
(LCCC) will be closed from
March 9-13 for Spring
Break. All College offices
will be closed. Summer A
and C registration begins
April 13 and runs through
May 11. Summer B'registra-
tion begins April 13 and
ends June 23. Fees are due
at 3 p.m. the last day of
each registration.

For additional dates and in-
formation on registration
times call the Registrar's
Office at (386) 754-4205.


The Ralse'm Right Campaign
www.ralsemrght.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 Asso-
ciation arena. new mem-
bers are always welcome to
join one or all six clubs, the
clubs are chesstizing chess,
dixie flyer's aviation, dra-
matized drama, madd sci-
entist, musical musicians',
and speaking spanish spec-
tacularly

We are asking that any one
with an old instrument that',
might'need cobwebs blown
out, dust strummed away
or any that might need a
good beating, to please do-
nate or loan them to our
musical musicians'. If any-
one would like to sponsor a
future pilot with getting
their wings, please do.
Maybe you have some old
flasks or microscopes in
need of a place to hang out.-
if anyone would like to do- -'
nate items for our upcom-
ing 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-,
munity, "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 nur-
turing. We would like to say
thank you to all of those in
our community that are
helping to raise our chil-
dren right. Visit dur web-
site for more information
about our campaign.
Thanks again from my wife
Tonda and myself Jody
Valentine.


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Cross City, FL 32628


Phone:
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Thursday March 5, 2009


Local


TOGETHER WE CARE
THE HEART OF THE
HAMMOCK THRIFT
STORE INC.
Would like to thank our
many supporters for the
tremendous support given
to us during the past six
months of our very suc-
cessful mission to help as
many animals we can pos-
sibly reach out to.We would
like to show our apprecia-
tion by offering a huge dis-
count on most of the store
merchandise .Starting
March 4-11.
COME ONE COME ALL
We are a non profit organi-
zation that relies on.the
community to help us help
the regions many animals
in need,without you we
could not exist.
THANKS, Heart Of The
Hammock Thrift Store INC,


Wi Veterans

All World War II veterans
are welcome to attend our
regular monthly meeting
on Thursday, March 12th at
11:30 am at Deke's Restau-
rant in Chiefland. Deke's is
just east of Highway 19 on
County Road 345. Their
physical address is16650.
NW 140th Street, Chiefland.
We had a great time at the
Moose Lodge #325 in Fan-
ning Springs last month.
Once again we were treated
like royalty Our thanks to
the men and women of the
Moose who served us. Felix
Budzitowski, one of our
long time members was cel-
ebrating his 90th birthday.
Come out and join the ca-
maraderie and bring a
friend. If you ahve ques-
tions call Billie Cooper 352-
493-9368 or Dot Halvorsen
at 352-542-7697.

The reason this
country continues its
drift toward
socialism and big
nanny government is
because too many
people vote in the
expectation of
getting something for
nothing, not because
they have a'concern
for what is good for
the country.

--Lyn.Nofzige


Sunday's High Winds

Damage Structure


On Sunday, at around 2:00 P.M. Ms. Mary Cannon was sitting in her chair by the
window when she heard a sound like an airplane circling her house. She went about
her business, making herself something to eat when she heard a loud crashing
sound. Living, as she does, on the Suwannee Lumber Road she first though a semi
had overturned near her house.

When she sat back down in her char, however, she saw her shed had had its roof
ripped off. Her neighbor came over and tried to push the roof back over, but was un-
able to do so. They did manage to cover up part of the shed so that the' contents
would not get wet if it rained.


Fire in Cross City


On Saturday night the Cross City Fire Department responded to a house fire on NE
222 Street, in Cross City The house was entirely destroyed. by the fames, and sparks
from the fire carried as far as Highway 351. The structure was uninhabited at the
time, and no injuries were reported.


At this time the cause of the fire is unknown.


ATTENTION PARENTS OF HOME SCHOOL
AND MCKAY SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS

Dixie District Schools will provide FCAT testing opportuni-
ties for your students. The following grades and dates will be
available for Reading, Mathematics and Science testing.


Grades 3rd 5th
Thursday, March 10th, 11th,
Grades 6th 10th
March 10th, and llth
Grades 5th, 8th, & llth
ence Only
Grade 5th Only TuE


Tuesday, Wednesday &
and 12th
Tuesday & Wednesday,
Monday, March 16, 2009 Sci-
esday, March 17, 2009 Science


Please contact Janet Fowler;at Instructional Services at 352-
498-6149 to register and find out times, locations and critical
information. DO NOT contact schools as the schedule will be
different from past years.


Hospice Training

Come and join us in this very rewarding experience and
learn what services Haven Hospice offers your community.
You are under no obligation to volunteer after completion
of this course.
Where:
Suwannee Baptist Church
23103'SE SR 349
Suwannee, FL
When:
Monday March 9, 2009 Parts 1 & 2
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 Parts 3 & 4
TIME: 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

Contact:
Vondla Sullivan (352) 493-2333 or (800) 677-5428 to register
or for more information. -


Tinderbox Conditions Spawn

Another

Grass Fire


On Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at about 12:30 P.M. the
Old Town Fire Department deployed brush trucks in
response to a grass fire in the field behind Old Town
Rentals. The blaze was reported by the staff of Old
Town Rentals after they were alerted by some gentle-
men who saw the flames and stopped to help. The Old
Town Fire Department, and the Cross City Fire De-
partment quickly brought the fire under control.

The folks at Old Town Rental would like to thank the
good neighbors who stopped to help prevent the fire
from spreading. Their actions set an example we all
can learn from.

An hour or so after the fire was declared extin-
guished, it flamed up again. Firefighters were dis-
patched again to put the field out.














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Lunch: Tacmw/lettuce tomato
Scheese or beli Turkey
w/lveese on WW Bread A
Trim, Steamed Corn, Chilled
Fruit


Lunch.
Corndog or Burrito
w/Salsa, French F-'es,
Fruit Jmce, Ice Cream Cup


Lwnh Oven Fried Chicien
P/HotR-i ar11 Tum 5"ki
A/read Mashed PantatoesA
C'rovy. Green D02n Chilled


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Choice, Fresh garden
Solad w/LF Iarch
ressirng or Hot Veggie,
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Fish Nuggets w/Tarter
Sauce or Toasted Ham ,
Cheese. Baked Beans.
Chilled Fruit


Bkt Ham Cheee OmeletlO
Lunch.
Beef Steak w/Rice &
Gi rvy. Honey Wheat Roll or
I Burrlo w/Saisu. California
Blend Veqgies, Chilled Fruit


skfT Chus Grits 6 Siugell
Lunch:
Chicken Nuggets w/bippinf
Sauce or Corodog. Oven
Fries, Fruit Juice


Bkf Chees Tos 12
Lunch. Oven Fried Chicken
w/Hot Roll or Tuna Salad
w/Bread. Mashed Potatoes
SGravy, Green Beans.
Chilled Fruit


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Thursday March 5, 2009


Local.


Redneck Te(
by Eli Loy

Digital Televisi(




Well, President Obama signed the documents to
off the big switchover to DTV until June. Howev
mnay stations, like WCJB (Channel 20) went ahead
with the original schedule. According to WCJB';
website (www.wcjb.com). they did this in order to
itate local emergency management's taking contr
the bandwidth before hurricane season. So, if yo
don't have your digital television set, or a conver
box, you won't be seeing Channel 20, as they've al
ready gone digital.

Prerequisites

If you're one of those who still hasn't gotten yoi
converter, get on over to www.dtv2009.gov and get
coupon, it's worth the effort. If you have the conv
or a digital capable television set, and you still ar
getting you channels, try going over, to wwwante]
naweb.org and make sure you've got the right ant
for the job. The site isn't very intuitive, though. V
you click the "Choose an antenna" button, I'd rec
comend just entering your structure type (1 story
story, etc), obstruction information, street name a
S zip code,.not any of the other info the.site request
map showing your approximate location will.shoN
just click continue. Next, you should see a list ofI
stations you can get. More than you used to, right
These station's information will include the ante.
type that you need by color code, click on the colo
code to get a description of the actual antenna th,
you'll have to get. Also included in the station inf
mation will be the approximate compass heading
the station, this is some of the most useful inform
tion you'll find. If your antenna already meets thi
quirements for the station that you want to receive
but you're still not getting a picture, try aiming y(
antenna at the compass heading listed. If that doe
not work, check you'ie connections and-wires, es]
cially the ends of the coaxial cables. If you are cei
that everything is hooked up correctly, and that y(
wires are in good condition, you may need to pur
an antenna booster.



Connecting the Converter

Your setup should look something like the diagrE
below: ;


Antenna DTV Converter Box VCR -TV RF Connections


Here's what you should have:

1 Television
1 Digital Converter Box ,
2 or 3 Coaxial Cables
1 VCR (optional)
Electricity (not optional)


O.K. You should have one long coaxial cable running
.push from your antenna to your TV or VCR. This will be
er, the cable that is connected to the port labelled "Anten-
ad na In". If you have a VCR,' it will likely be connected
s to it. If you have no VCR, then it will be the wire con-
facil- nected directly to the back of the TV (unless you have
rol of a DVD player hooked up through an RF Modulator. If
)u you know what an RF Modulator is, you probably
ter don't need to be reading this, otherwise just pretend
1- the RF Modulator is a VCR). So, you take this wire
that is running from your antenna and hook it into
the port on the Digital Converter Box labelled, 'Anten-
na In", "Cable In", or "DTV In". Now, if you have a
VCR, you hook a coaxial cable from the port on the
ur converter box labelled "Cable Out", "RF Out", "TV
ta Out", or "Line Out", to the port on your VCR labelled,
'erter, "Antenna In". You'll now need to hook another coaxial
e not cable from the "Out to TV" port on the VCR to your
n- television. If you have no VCR, just hook the wire you
enhna would have hooked into the VCR from the converter
Then box directly into your TV Now, assuming that every-
-. thing is connected properly, and plugged into the elec-
,:2 trical outlets, you should be all set to continue view-
md ing television.
ts. A
w up; The joys of digital
the
t? Now that youve gotten your TV back in order, and
nna you're kicking back on the couch with a glass of iced
)r tea, you may notice, once the initial channel scan is
at complete, that you've gotten quite a few new channels.
or- I know at my house we've got more TV channels than
of we've ever had. So far we haven't had any luck bring-
ua- ing in Fox through the converter, but I'm still working
e re- on it. From my house we're getting two CBS stations,
Ie,. two NBC stations, ABC, and two PBS stations. Now,
our due to the ability of digital television to support mul-
s ticasting (broadcasting multiple TV shows from the
pe- same station) some of these are actually different
rtain channels of the same station. WUFT now seems to be
our sending out two distinct program line-ups, and the
chase clarity on all of the stations is phenomenal.

In all, DTV is clearly better than the old Analog
broadcasts. Nqw, I wonder what they're going to do
with all that old bandwidth?


Real Estate Auction

TA G Suwannee Plantation 9+/- Acres
we.re it! March 13th @ 2:00pm


Sells Buyers Choice: Opening Bid $20,000
Open House February 22nd, March 1st and 8th from 1-4pm


Parcel 1. 2. acres Excellent nwy tronlage and river
Ironlage 1700) sqfi lcorimercal building with 900 sq,
Hf ol finished office space. well seplic. poo and r olub
Parcel 2: 2. acres Deeded canal Ironlage on hwoo
sides. County roaa frontage Tennis court and storage
shed
Parcel 3: 2,1. arres Deeaea canal Ironlage on two
tides Co'unly road Ir.Iniage Adloins county park For-
merly lurncionea as a RV park Block building with rest
rooms ana laundry are Waler well and seipic system
Parcel 4: 2.1- acres Deedea canal Ironlage lhal an-
elops Ine county park A unique properly naTl s well
6uiid tor a waler dependent business (canoe
rernlals elc i


Directions:
The property is located
across the river from
the Fanning Springs
State park on
Highway 19/98
The Auction Group LLC, PO BOX
548, Sand Springs, OK 74063,
Stacy Lee: (918)906-0016, Web:
theaucdiongroupllc.co
FL Broker# 553422


nere we are in me urst rew uays o iviarcn and me
cool gusting winds just keep on coming. I decided to
do a little survey about the weather in the month of
March and herein lie the results:

The PESSEMISTS say: "I am tired of this freezing
cold stuff. It has never been this cold in March. My
heating bills have never been so high. When will this
stop?"

The OPTIMISTS -say: "It is cool enough not to have
to run the AC. Besides, freezing temperatures in
March only happen once a year and I can handle
that."(how profound is that statement!)

The REALISTS say: "The March weather forecast
for Northern Florida will always include gusty winds,
patches of frost and some mid-twenty degree temps
with a few days of variable sunshine."

The shear reality of whether it will be either likd a
LION or LAMB: March will be blustery and chilly at
the least. Gardeners need to understand what that
means and just deal with it. "To fertilize or not to fer-
tilize'! is not a quote from Shakespeare! If you want to
plant above ground veggies, you are going to take a
chance of a late frost each March. If it happens, re-
plant those seeds and go forward. I encourage all of
us to lean toward the OPTIMIST's response; your elec-
tric bill should be cheaper (despite some local compa-
ny's rate increase), your health should improve as
you exercise more out of doors, you will save on your
grocery bills eating what you grew and if you catch
Spring fever while planting,the remedies do not in-
volve buying expensive meds or a trip to the clinic.

Think of how.you view this March as you read
this poem:

Virtues of a Spring Stroll"
by Art Wyckoff

Let's take a walk in your garden
while the sun's shining bright,
to discover the remnants
Ole Man Winter has left in full sight.
We were dealt long hard frosts,
"more than normal" some have said,
but let's put the cold behind
and focus on what's up ahead.
March ushers in Spring,
a special time of the year,
for buds, blossoms and flowers,
cows, birds and even deer.
As trees change their clothes
from the dusty greys and the browns,
to bright green$ and pink blossoms
transforming smiles from frowns.
Nature teaches many lessons
that we can learn each day,
if we'd only make the time to listen
to what it has to say.
These thoughts I share
as we continue our walk,
take a break from the recession
and all that Wall Street talk.
Just one stroll in the sunshine
will open your eyes,
to the beauty around us
from the ground to the skies.
Sow a seed and give it water
sprinkled with some TLC,
it'll put a smile on your face
for all the world to see.

Give a plant, sow a friendship! Happy gardening!


by Art Wyckoff A & K Nursery, Cross City, Fl.




Smith & Associats, '"G|AC


27888 US Hwy 19 934 E. Wade Street,
Old Town 352-542-1111 Trenton 352-463-7770


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The Dixie County Advocate Thursday March 5, 2009


MIL~LS


It is time for our twenty fifth Mills annual reunion. It will
be March 14, 2009 at the Steinhatchee Community Building.
We are asking all relatives and friends of our family to
come and be with us and enjoy the fellowship.

Every one brings enough food and drink for their own fami-
lies. Then we put it all together and have a buffet. This year
we are planning on having both fish and swamp cabbage.

If any one has any pictures of the Mills family, we ask that
you bring and share. Also, any stories that are remember
bout the family.

The building will be open by ten a. m., earlier if any one
needs to get in, or wants to do their cooking there.

For information, call Mildred Mill.Stevenson at: 352-498-
.1634 or email me at dixiegirl54@bellsouth.net.


Help Support the 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 Team

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

U!


Stuff to Do
4 .
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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 $5.00! 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.

Call 498-3420 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


The Dixie County High School's Junior class will be having
a Prom Fashion Show on March 14th, 2009 starting at
6:00pm in the school auditorium. The cost to get in is $3.00.

There will be girls modeling dresses from House of Gowns,
and Cach6. We will also have young men wearing tuxedos.
There will be many different fashion gowns and tuxes.

There will be representatives from limousine services, hair
'dressers, florists, photographers, jewelers, and other prom
needs.

There will be great door prizes. Some of the prizes include:
$50.00 off gowns, tux rentals, and a discount off of limo ser-
vices, corsage, discounts off of dinners, and other great
items.

This is for everyone. Not just for Juniors and Seniors. It is
.for anyone wanting to see the latest fashion in gowns and
tuxes, or just wanting to have some fun and maybe win a
great door prize. You will also be supporting the junior
class, helping them put on a great Prom this year.


* 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.


FREE



S Kids! Seniors! Men! Goth chicks!
Spinners! Everybody welcome.
Starts Thursday March 12, 3:00
Cross City Library
YARN PROVIDED FREE
Signup or get more info
by mailing
editor@dcadvocate.net



PS Lower Suwannee National


DIXIE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT




SERVING YOU AT FIVE LOCATIONS


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


Acute & Chronic Disease Care Minor Surgical Procedures
* Laceration Repair Employment Physicals
* Well Child & Newborn Care s Family Planning./OB Care
* School & Sports Physicals School Health Services
Treatment for Asthma Preventative Health Care
WIC Coupons Dental Services


Laboratory & X.Ray


* HIV Anonymous & Confidential Testing


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

FREE PREGNANCY TESTS
Board Certfied 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

............................... ............ ...MOSTMAJOR INSURANCES ACCEPTED ..............


Refuge Officer Kenny Mc-


Cain's chicken, ribs, and
Wildlife Refuge "swamp" cabbage, plus all
Friends Annual/Refuge the fixin's provided by the
Open House Meeting 'Friends Board, by becoming
mnmrnhpr for nnlv $10.00 ner


Suwannee Community Center
Saturday, March 7 -10:30 AM

On March 7th, the Friends of
the Lower Suwannee and
Cedar Keys National Wildlife
Refuges, a volunteer support
group, will hold their Annual
Meeting in the community of
Suwannee. The Friends and
Volunteers of Refuges (FA-
VOR) provide active advoca-
cy and physical.support for
the successful stewardship of
the Lower Suwannee and
Cedar Keys National Wildlife
Refuges. The extensive pro-,
gram for the all-day meeting
includes morning and after-
noon educational events
which are open to the public,
as well as a luncheon for
members.

The meeting, luncheon and
other events will take place
in the newly refurbished
Community Center opposite
Salt Creek Restaurant on
CR349 in Suwannee.

After a brief business meet-
ing and election of the
Friends' Board of Directors,
guest-speaker Dr. Peter Fred-
erick from the University of
Florida, Department of
Wildlife Ecology and Conser-
vation, will give a presenta-
tion entitled, "White Ibis:
The Wildebeests of the
Southeast." This presenta-
tion is open to the public
(will start at 11:30 am).

At noon a "Florida Cracker
Cookout" will be served for
members of the Friends
group. As part of their an-
nual membership drive, non-
members can also enjoy


person or $20.00 per family

The public is invited to the
afternoon session starting at.
1:30 pm. Learn more about
Refuge Friends groups, the.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-
vice, and your two local Na-
tional Wildlife Refuges. Spe-
cial guest Dr. Dawn Miller of
Eye of the Eagle Wildlife
Sanctuary will handle and
introduce her rehabilitated
birds of prey, including a
swallow-tail kite, protected at
her sanctuary The after-
noon will include hayrides
into the Refuge with the
Forester, a fire demonstra-
tion addressing habitat man-
agement with an emphasis
on prescribed fire, boat rides
courtesy of Suwannee
Guides and Outfitters, as
well as a guided canoe/kayak
paddle (bring your own boat
or rent one). 'You can also
learn about updates on fu-
ture special events, speakers,
and projects being sponsored
by the Friends of the
Refuges.

For more information con-
tact Refuge Ranger Pam Dar-
ty at 493-0238 extension 223.
Kayak and canoe rentals for
the afternoon paddle are
available for $10/single or
double but quantities are
limited so please call Suwan-
nee Guides and Outfitters at
352-542-8331 to reserve.

For more information about
the Lower Suwannee Nation-
al Wildlife Refuge, go online
to www.fws.gov/lowersuwan-
nee/.


EvER'S AYWuR
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SUWANNEE VALLEY
PLAYERS TO PRESENT
INTO THE WOODS

Suwannee Valley Players an-
nounces the opening of Into
the Woods, a musical written
by James Lapine with music
and lyrics by Stephen Sond-
heim. The well-known story
begins with many of our fa-
miliar fairy tale characters
including Cinderella, the
Baker & his wife, Jack (and
the beanstalk), and Little Red
Riding Hfood making wishes
that are granted.. .and the re-
sults of these wishes. Join
your favorite characters to
find out what happens. Per-
formances will be held on
March 19-22 & 26-29, 2009,
Thursday Saturdays at 8pm
and Sundays at 2:30pm at the
Chief Theater, 25 East Park
Avenue in Chiefland. For
more information, contact us
at 352-493-2787 or
www.svplayers.org.

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


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Every 1st and 3rd Saturday at the
Suwannee River Shrine Club
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Thursday March 5, 2009


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 onthe2nd and 4th Wednesdays
of each month; all3 meetings at 7 pm.
SAL meets on the 1st and 3rd Mon-
days of each month at 7:30 pm. Livd
Entertainment every Tuesday night
at 4 pnm inthe 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 6:0b pm. 352493-
9723

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

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

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


TIMBERS
APARTMENTS
$199 MOVE IN
SPECIAL!

"THE BEST PLACE TO
LIVE"
1,2, & 3 BR HC and inon-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
remodelledj first/last/security.
Casa del Sol. 498-3376. ,

HOUSE FOR RENT
3 BR & 1 B house in Cross City,
(city limits) near shopping.
schools and post office Has cit
water, sewer and garbage pick-up
S-year lease preffered $400 Nlonth.
S ly-irst & last month $300 deposit
Call Jodi Spurlin '.' (352) 498-2533
9,10 .- .
MOBILE HOME. 2 Bedrooms, ful-
. ly furnished; including dishes,
pots, silverware, in Cross City.
Rent $375 plus deposit. No pets.
Call 498-3251.

HOUSE ON MADISON AVE:: 2
bedrooms and carport, ceiling
fans, electric heat and. air. No,
pets. Rent $400 and deposit. 498-
3251.
10


TWO SMALL OFFICES: 15x15
and 10x15. Both have air and elec-
tric. Ask for Jerry. 542-1635.
10,11,12,13


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


UPRIGHT DOGHOUSE
BASS.' New cover, new
strings, great shape. $1,000
cash. Firm. 352-498-7183.
Leave message.
10,11,12,13,14


FOR SALE. 195 3 BR, 2
Bath, comes with appli-
ances. Parked in Shady
Oaks MHP. Has shed 15x20
screened porch, hapndi-
canned ramn. natio. vinyl


MARTIAL ARTS- Self Defense
Classes' Kids/Adults. Gain con-
fidence. Respect. Fitness. $35.00
Registration fee, 'then only
$5.00/class. Free uniform. Larry
Taylor's Karate Training Center,
Cross City 498-0048 Ufn


'Pv U ,..- HOMEBUILDER. Quality
siding, serious inquiries homes built on your lot. Visit our
only. 352-498-0642. sales and design center at 26761
9,10,11,12 SE Hwy 19, Old Town; open Mon-
Fri 10am-5pm. Lifetime Homes
(CBC017140) 352-542-8416.
I UF^N ''
SHOWERS OF BLESSINGS
CUSTOM WATER TREAT-.
MENT Get rid of that iron, odor,
and hard water! WATTS has the
Ha oral0; Horse $40.00 water.treatment that will give you
Co- $30; Horse$40.00 'clean healthy water to cook with
:Call 352-222-5405 or and to drink for the entire family.
352.222-5302 I guarantee our systems. to re-
I move the iron, odors and give you,
pure clean water. No. more iron
spots or dingy clothes. Financing
available with little ,or no money,
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXU- down and low payments. We have
AL ASSAULT SERVICES: Individ- systems for every budget includ-
ual counseling and support groups ing buying or renting your equip-
for women and offered through An- ment. For all of your water prob-
other Way, Iric Services are corfi- lems call your local WATTS deal-
dential andfree. Contact any of our er DAVID. B. DOWNING (352) 356-
Outredch offices at 352-486-3305, 352- 0474 or (352) 498-2449. We service
498-1293, (386) 758-4843, or ,(386) 792-. what we sell! A member of the
2747.for an appointment or the loca- Florida.Quality Water.


tion and times or group counseling.
Another way, Inc. also provides two
2-4 hour crises lines. 'Sexual Assault
1 866.875-7983 Domestic Violence 1-
800-500-1119, information and refer-
ral services, legal advocacy, commu-
nity education, and professional'
training for lan enforcement. health
care and educational personnel.


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

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

TOPS MEETING every. Wednes-'
day at 10:30 at St. Alban's
Church in Chiefland. For infor-
mation. call Becky Kelly 352-682-
0351.
ufn


ROOFS, metal, shingle, flat, state
certified and insured. 877-542-
4904. CCCu 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 .

Authentic Dealer of Dixie Out-
fitters, Dixie Classicsm & South-
ern Heritage T-Shirts having
clearance sale. Any 2 shirts
$20.00. Shirts made to order, hun-
dreds of designs in stock, Chil-
dren'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
Sfor details: '
Jan-March
'ROOFING REPAIRS $99 and up.
METAL, SHINGLES, FLATROOFS
Save $$$$! Free estimates!! State Lic.
CCC 1326066.. (352)463-0781 DRYWALL
- Hang finish, repairs. State Lic.
#CBC058489 Tri- County Call (352)463-
0781.
DRYWALL
Hang, finish, texture. Metal Stud
Framing. Cal us for a list of ser-
vices. CBC058489 .Cell 352-535-
7680.
UFN


SERVICES COMPUTER In-
stall, Repair, & Networking with
in Home Service! Call All Point
Computers at 352-507-4688.
UFN

DIXIE TILE AND MARBLE.
Owner Billy Cothron, licensed
and insured, 30 years exp. tile
wood, marble, rock, glass
blocks and more. Free esti-
mates and fair prices. Cal 352-
233-0674.


DIXIE MONUMENTS- serving
North- Central .Florida for 16
years. Open Tuesday-Friday 8-4.
Saturday 8-12 or 'call for' appoint-
,:ment anytime, located on 512 Av-
enue (behind McCrabb Church) 7
miles North of Old Town on Hwy
349. 542-3432 or toll free 1-877-542-
3232. -


Jim's Pressure Washing/
Exterior Painting
Serving our area for over 20
yrs. Call today for a free esti-
mate. Pastor, Jim Hurst 352-
498-3023 or 352-356-38831



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



COUNTY MANAGER


The Dixie County Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners is seeking well
qualified applicantsfor the'Coun-
ty Manager position. Qualifica-
tions are: 1. Experience in gov-
ernmental management, includ-
ing budget preparation and fiscal
monitoring-of the expenditure of
funds by all. departments. 2. Ex-
perience in management and
oversight of department heads
and employees to achieve the
overall goals of the BCC through
team building, planning, educa-
tion and public relations. 3. Bach-
elor's degree and four years of
progressively responsible govern-
mental management experience.
Verifiable governmental manage-
ment experience may be substi-
tuted for formal education on a
year by year basis. Example: An
.AA degree and six years of pro-
gressively responsible govern-
mental management experience
will qualify. 4. The candidate
must be able to communicate ef-
fectively in both verbal and writ-
ten formats and be ableto utilize
Windows based computer pro-
grams such as MS Office.

Applicant must submit to a back-
ground check, and drug test. A
valid Florida Driver's License
with a clean driving record is also
required.

Deadline for receiving applica-
tions will be. at noon on Monday,
March 16, 2009 at the. BCC office
on the East end of the ,Dixie
County Courthouse, 214 NE 351
Hwy, Cross City Florida.

Interviews of qualified appli-
cants will be conducted by the
BCC in a workshop on March 19,
2009 at 3:00 PM.

this Is a fu1ll time position with
full hin' ii'li, Salary will be based
on (lluilIihu i)is education and
oxprilon~o, IM)lM County is an
1Bo013 "and I Iv'W'
10,11


L


To the Editor:
Suwannee Riverkeepers,
Inc..(non-profit) was not no-
tified of this meeting, al-
though the Suwannee River-
keepers core group's resis-
tance to dredging the
Suwannee River is well
know and dates back to
Friends of the Great Suwan-
nee Reef; an-anti dredging
group that was formed in
1996 by George Anderson
(Anglers Marina- now
George Anderson Park).

In 2003, the SRWMD pro-
posed setting MFLs without
considering the effects of
this dredging project and I
joined with George and oth-
ers to resist this project.
The proposed dredging pro-
ject for McGriff's Pass
would effetely separate fifth
teen to twenty percent of a
twenty thousand square
mile oyster reef area. And
this area was declared by
the USGS in 2002 to be the
largest of its kind left in
North America.

Oysters and all exoskeletons
require Class II water to
survive according to the
State's Water Classifica-
tions. 30 miles up the coast
the Gulf Stream flgws.di-
rectly through the Fenhol-
loway River's Dead Zone,
which is Class III water due
to a special rule made for
the Fenholloway River's.
DeadZone.: It is my opinion
that Class III water or high-
er is slowly killing all ex-.
oskeleton life.at the north
end of the Grpat Suwannee
Reef.


RN'S NEEDED Cross City Re
, hab is looking for RN's FT and PT
for -he 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. Urn

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
communication with health care
agencies. Promote. positive rela-
tionships. 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-
missionrequirements.
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 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.
Email:boettcherg@lakecitycc.ed
u LCCC is accredited by the.
Southern Association of Col-
leges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Ed-
ucation & Employment
9,10
CHILDHOOD
DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Head Start/Early Head Start
Program in
Dixie-Gilchrist-Levy counties:
B. s Driver (Cross City
.(30 hr/wk) Requires P & .S (pa-
senger &
school bus) endorsement
Family Service Advo-
cate (Bronson) (40 hr/wk) Re-
quires HS diploma & 1 yr exp in
I social work
Visit our website
www.childhooddevelopment.org
for more details and an applica-
tion form or
Call 352-629-0055 ext 305
Fax: (352) 351-4279
Attn: HR, 1601 NE 25th Ave.
Suite 900, Ocala, FL 34470
EOE/AA/DFWP
10

The Dixie Cub House, Inc. will
be hiring approximately 20-25
adults for childcare in its new fa
cility. Interested Child care per-
sonnel must begin training by
commencing coursework, ob-
taining an educational exemp-
tion or by completing a compe-
tency exam prior to employment
with the Dixie Cub House, Inc.
The Introductory Child Care
Training is divided into two
parts for a total of 40-clock
hours. The courses are inexpen-
sive and can be obtained on-line
at www.myflorida.com/child-
care. Prior to application, the
applicant must provide PROOF
of the 40 hour completion. In
addition, all potential applicants
mhust pick up a fingerprint card
from the office, be fingerprinted,
and return card with a $50.00
check, prior to application. The
finger print card is then sent to
FDLE and FBI, as mandated by
law. This process is taking ap-
proximately two months. Finger
print cards can be picked up at
Harris Administrative Services
on Wednesday and Fridays in
Room 105 of the Cross City Post
Office. Completion of course-
work and fingerprinting does
NOT guarantee employment.
For more information: Call 498-
0002. Approximate Opening
date: June 2009. 10,11


For over 5,000 years, all the
Great Suwannee Reef has
done is to provide ready to
go, natural fast food for man
and his family The giant
shell mounds that existed
are now the base for many
roads jn the area. Shirred
Island is an Indian Midden
and there are other Native
American Midden sites and
State Archeological sites at
the mouth of the Suwannee
River. And look at all the
trouble that it is in.

There is a Dead Zone form-
ing in the.Shirred
Island/Horseshoe Beach
Area. I believe that Class III
or higher water is flowing
from Fenholloway River,
killing all exoskeleton life
and forming our Dead Zone
with the help of the runoff
that Defoliant Agents the
forest company uses along
its coastal.property to, defo-
liate its land before replanti-
ng. The water in the area is
slowly killing all the ex-
oskeleton life in the Shirred
Island; area, also there is an
algae that is thriving on nu-
trient pollution and killing
our grass beds a full thirty
miles up the river.

Should we not add to and
provide stewardship fdr an
area that has provided man
with habitat for over 5,000
years instead of taking too
much from the area until
the habitat no longer, exists?
Just what kind of people are
we? Our actions, not words,
will tell.

STAN MEEKS
Suwannee Riverkeepers
(non-profit)


garbage and trash takes all
the beauty from the river to
the gulf,every where you
look---And there is absolute-
ly no reason for
this...PLEASE put ytir
trash in its proper place.
Start at home; Involve the
,whole family. Teach your
children to grow up to be re-
sponsible mature adults.
Just take a long hard look
around.you.Do you like
what you see? If not, then :
do something about it. Be
proud of the county in
which you call home.

SANDY HARPER, Old Town


license had expired and
they were not. going to re-
new it. He told me that
their tower is located at 1-75
& SR 121 (Williston Rd.) on
the northwest side of the in-
tersection and that the tow-
er signal will not reach us -
we were always on the
fringe of their signal. He
stated they have no plans to
increase signal strength and
have no plans for a relay or
repeater tower to extend
coverage to our area. He
suggested I should put up a
50 ft. tower (at my expense)
and may get their signal and
that I research www.anten-
naweb.org to determine
which local stations) are
covering this area.

In closing, I do not believe
that I should be required to
pay monthly fees for a satel-
lite dish / receiver to watch
'Free' TV Times are hard
enough as it is these days
and the additional costs to
me are not warranted, espe-
cially when through no fault
of my own I am now de-
prived of over the air TV
Please contact your govern-
ment representatives and
ask that they correct this
situation so that free over
the air television is restored
to Dixie County and rural
America.
MARK PAULES, Horseshoe


More Opinion


To the Editor:

With all.the landfills we'
have,Why must our road-
sides be so littered?Where
does it all come from?
I realize trash blows out on
'the way to the dump,and it
you know this ,then stop
and pick it up, only takes a
second. IF everyone would
practice this, just imagine
how.beautiful our county
would be.With only wild-
flowers littering our road-
sides.

DIXIE has alot to offer its
citizens and visitors,But the

Dear Editor,

For the past 40 +/- years we
have received our television
signals from a set of over
the air antennas. We re-
ceived local news and
weather, plus local & nation-
al programming primarily
from WCJB, channel 20, out
of Gainesville, Florida. As
of Feb. 19 that has stopped.
The changeover from analog
to digital TV signal has
cause me, and possibly
, many others in this area, to
lose local television cover-
age. This will' be a very big
problem if there is a local
emergency that would re-
quire up to the minute noti-
fications and action. I am
asking persons effected by
the changeover to contact
Congressman Boyd and
State Rep. Bembry and noti-
fy them of your situation.

I spoke to Staff member, Mr.
Williams, of WCJB and have
included the high points of
our conversation. The gen-
tleman was polite, but did
not offer any real solution to
the problem. He stated that
the analog signal was no
longer being broadcast and
that they would not return
broadcasting in analog until
June 19th (as allowed by the
FCC) because their analog


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Thursday March 5, 2009


www. dcadvocate.net


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",
ATTCHED 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 Lots5 apd.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


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, bil and gas
rights and profits, water rights and
stock and all fixtures now, or here-
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


"The American
Republic will endure
until the day
Congress discovers
that it can bribe the
public with the
public's money"

Alexis de Tocqueville





"Government

exists to

Protect us from each
other.
Where

government has gone

beyond its


limits is in

deciding to

protect us from


ourselves."



Ronald Reagan


Regular Meeting- Dixie County
Courthouse
Commission Meeting Room
March 5, 2009- 10:00 AM

The Dixie County Board of County
Commissioners will meet on Thurs-
day, March 5, 2009, 10:00 AM in a
regular meeting in the County
Commissioners Meeting Room, in
the Dixie County Courthouse,
Cross City, Florida.

1. Call to Order
2. Invocation and Pledge to
the American Flag
3. Approval of Commission
Minutes
1. Regular Meeting of
February 19, 2009, and the
Workshop of February
24, 2009

PUBLIC HEARING: THE PUBLIC
HEARING MAY BE CONTINUED
TO ONE OR MORE FUTURE
DATES. ANY INTERESTED PAR-
TY IS ADVISED THAT THE DATE,
TIME, AND PLACE OF ANY CON-
TINUATION OF THE PUBLIC
HEARING SHALL BE AN-
NOUNCED DURING THE PUBLIC
HEARING AND THAT NO FUR-
THER NOTICE CONCERNING
THE MATTERS WILL BE PUB-
LISHED.

ORDINANCE NO. 2009-01

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN.ACT
RELATING TO IMPACT FEES pro-
viding for a short title; for intent and
purpose; for authority; for rules of
construction; for definitions; for im-
position of impact fees; for compu-
tation of the amount of impact fees;
for payment of fees; for special rev-
enue funds; for use and collection
of funds; for refund of fees paid; for
exemptions, credits and deferrals;
for annual adjustment of fees and
review of schedules; for appeals;
for penalty; for effective date; and
repealing all ordinances in conflict.


4. Joe Sparacino, Sons of
Confederate Veterans
RE: Tabled item from


2/19/09
5.
Group

dates
6.
Koeller


Roger Register, TBE

RE: Brownfield grant up-

Bish Clark and Jackie


RE: Presentation on the
Spurgeon Cheek FCT Project
7. Ken Moneghan, Florida
Association of Counties Trust
(FACT)
RE: General Liability In-
surance
8. "Mark Rains, Dixie County
Superintendent of Schools
RE: Updates on the Dixie
County School System
9. Synergy Solutions
RE: Yellow Jacket Land-
ing FCT Project
10. Tony Johns, Suwannee
Water and Sewer Manager

11. Bettie Gail Osteen, Indi-
gent Healthcare Agent
12. Bailey Bishop and Lane,
County Engineers
Resolutions for approval
13. Joe Ruth, Solid Waste
Coordinator/ Mosquito Control Di-
rector
14. Jerry Prater, Veterans
Service Officer
15. Rita Harris, Harris Ad-
ministrative Services, Inc.
16. Big Bend Water Authority
17. Jack Spivey, Building
and Zoning
18. Howard Reed, County
Road Superintendent
19. Cindy Bellot, Librarian
20. Tim Alexander, Emer-
gency Services Director
21. Arthur Bellot, County
Manager
1. Bid award on the
Rock Bluff Boat Ramp
22. Leenette McMillan,
County Attorney
1. Tri County GUA
23. Dana D. Johnson, Clerk


of Court
24.
Items
25.


County Commission

Vouchers Approved


26. Adjourn

PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a
person decided to appeal any deci-
sion made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at
such meeting or hearings, he/ she
will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and for such purpose, he/ she
will 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.

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


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

APPROVED:


THE SCHOOL BOARD OF DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
REGULAR BOARD MEETING, TUES-
DAY, MARCH 10, 2009 6:00 PM
LOCATION OF MEETING, SCHOOL
BOARD MEETING FACILITY AT HIGH-
WAY 349 SOUTH, OLD TOWN FLORI-
DA
AGENDA
Call to Order, Invocation and Flag Pledge
I. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
II. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Ill. PRESENTATIONS) AND/OR
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
A. 2008-2009 School Related
Employees of the Year
B.
CITIZEN INPUT
Members of the public wishing to ad-
dress the Board must complete a name
card for the Board Secretary.
A.
B.
IV. INFORMATION AND AN-
NOUNCEMENTS FROM SCHOOLS
AND/OR DIVISIONS
A. Instructional Services (K.
Baumer, Bray, Durham)
B. Support Service Division
(Lord)
C. Ruth Rains Middle School (B.
Baumer)
D. Old Town Elementary School
(Wadsworth)
E.. Dixie County High School
(Schofield) '
F. Anderson Elementary School
(Hurst)
G. Food Service (Fowler)
H. Finance Department (Wemer)
I. Superintendent, Board, and
Board Attorney

V. REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS
OF BUSINESS INCLUDING REGULAR
AGENDAADDITIONS, AND ITEMS RE-
MOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
AND PLACED ON REGULAR AGENDA
(will be placed here)
A. DELTA Stipends
B.
VI. APPROVAL OF CONSENT
AGENDA
A. Minutes
B. Personnel
C. Senior Management Service
Class Advertisement
D. Out of Field Instructional Staff
E. Non-Degreed Vocational Cer-
tification
F. 2009-2010 School Calendar
G. Major Areas of Interest
H. AES School Data Entry Posi-
tion
I. FISH Certification
J. Property Donation
K. Financial, Operational, and
Federal Audit Report
L. Substitutes
M. School Volunteers
N. Warrant Register
VII. ADJOURN
IT IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT PER-
SONS DESIRING TO APPEAL ANY AC-
TION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
DIXIE COUNTY MAY BE REQUIRED BY
FLORIDA STATUTES TO PROVIDE
VERBATIM TRANSCRIPT OF SAID AC-
TION. PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
WHO REQUIRE ASSISTANCE TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THE MEETING ARE RE-
QUESTED TO NOTIFY THE OFFICE OF
THE SUPERINTENDENT AT 352-498-
0131 AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN AD-
VANCE, SO THEIR NEEDS CAN BE AC-
COMMODATED.


THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DIX-
IE COUNT, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 07-10-CA
CITIBAN, NA, AS TRUSTEE FOR
CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE
2003-Cl, PLAINTIFF, VS.
JAMES T. AIKEN, ET. AL, DEFEN-
DANT(S)
AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Amended Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated February
25, 2009 and entered in Case NO 07-
10-CA of the Circuit Court of the
THIRD Judicial Circuit ina nd for DIXIE
County, FLorida wherein CITIBANK<
NAAS TRUSTEE FOR CHASE MAN-
HATTAN MORTGAGE 2003-Cl is the
Plaintiff and JAMES T. AIKEN; CAR-
OLYN A. AIKEN; INDYMAC BANK,
FSB; are the Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at
NORTHWEST SIDE LOBBY OF THE
DIXIE COUNTY COURTHOUSE at
11:00 AM on the 7th Day of April, 2009
, the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LY-
ING IN THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST
1/4 OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 10
SOUTH, RANGE 12 EAST, CROSS
CITY, DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
WHICH TRACT OR PARCEL IS MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF BLOCK R,
THE ELLA J. BARBER SUBDIVISION,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 59 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING LYING ON
THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY
LINE OF CEDAR STREET (STATE
ROAD NO. 351-65 FEET WIDE);
FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING
THENCE SOUTH ALONG SAID
WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE 83
FEET; THENCE RUN WEST PARAL-
LEL TO SOUTH LINE OF SAID BOCK
R, 236 FEET MORE OR LESS TO
THE EASTERLY LINE OF DIXIE
STREET; THENCE RUN NORTH PAR-
ALLEL TO THE WESTERLY LINE OF
SAID CEDAR STREET 108 FEET TO
A POINT 25 FEET NORTH OF THE
SOUTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK R
(SOUTH LINE OF WEAVER-RILEY
AVENUE) THENCE RUN EAST 236
FEET MORE OR LESS PARALLEL TO
THE SAID SOUTH LINE OF BLOCK R
AND ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF
WEAVER AVENUE TO THE SAID
WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
CEDAR STREET; THENCE RUN
SOUTH ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY
LINE 25 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING.


FISH BUSTERS"

BULLETIN
March 2009 -----


By Bob Wattendorf.
and Marty Hale
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
MyFWC.com


Where does your money go?

Ever wonder where your money goes when you plunk it
down for a fishing license? A great way to illustrate your
dollars at work requires a trip to Lake Panasoflkee in
Central Florida.
Lake Panasoffkee, designated an Outstanding Florida
Water, is a 4,460-acre Fish Management Area in Sumter
County, near Interstate 75. But it took some major efforts
to help it maintain that designation.
In the 1950s, it was one of the state's best places to fish,
with 15 active fish camps. By 1998, however, 12 of those
camps had closed. Measures to prevent flooding and main-
tain water levels prevented the lake from naturally cleans-
ing itself. Development in the watershed and the spread
of nonnative plants had decimated the habitat and with
it the lake's ability to sustain a fishery. But today Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) fresh-
water fish biologists predict that Lake Panasoflkee will be
one of the best bream-fish-
ing sites in the state during
2009.
How did this happen? It
started when you bought
that fishing license.
The FWC contributed
about $2.3 million to the
$28.3 million needed for the
four-step restoration pro- The Lake Panasoftkee Restoration
gram that started in 2003 Council.
and wrapped up in 2008. Aerial view of Lake Panasoffkee,
The first step in the pro- in Sumter County.
cess restored public access
and re-established a navigation channel at Coleman
Landing.
Next, dredging removed more than 3 million cubic yards
of sediment to create 765 acres of hard-bottom area suit-
able for native vegetation and native fish spawning, espe-
cially around historic spawning sites near Grassy and
Shell points. The effort also enhanced recreational access,
navigation and fish populations.
After that, dredging another 4.9 million cubic yards of
muck from the east side of Panasofikee exposed 979 acres
of healthy lake bottom.
Finally, to improve access and reduce the reintroduction
of sediments and exotic plants into the lake, 41 residential
canals were dredged.


ALSO DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGINNING AT A POINT 74 FEET
SOUTH OF THE NORTHWEST COR-
NER OF NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST
1/4 OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 10
SOUTH, RANGE 12 EAST AND
THENCE RUN EAST APPROXIMATE-
LY 375 FEET TO THE WEST BOUND-
ARY LINE OF THE RIGHT OF WAY
OF SR 351, THENCE RUN SOUTH
ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE
OF THE RIGHT OF WAY OF SR 351 A
DISTANCE OF 83 FEET, THENCE
RUN WEST APPROXIMATELY 375
FEET TO THE WEST BOUNDARY
LINE OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST
1/4 OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 10
SOUTH, RANGE 12 EAST, THENCE
RUN NORTH 83 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING. THE SAME BEING
LOCATED AND SITUATED IN THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION
4, TOWNSHIP 10 SOUTH RANGE 12
EAST.
AND ALSO:
BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST
1/4 AND RUN EAST ON NORTH
QUARTER LINE 65 FEET TO A POINT
ON EAST SIDE OF DIXIE STREET;
THEN RUN SOUTH ON SAID EAST
SIDE A DISTANCE OF 45.48 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING:
THEN RUN SOUTH SAME ANGLE 25
FEET; THEN RUN EAST 247 FEET TO
THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF
CEDAR STREET (STATE ROAD 351)
THEN RUN NORTH ON SAID
BOUNDARY LINE 25 FEET TO A
POINT; THEN RUN WEST 247 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THIS
BEING A STRIP OF LAND BEING 25
FEET EAST AND WEST BY 247 FEET
NORTH AND SOUTH, ALL LYING AND
BEING IN THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4 IN SECTION 4,
TOWNSHIP 10 SOUTH, RANGE 12
EAST, DIXIE COUNTY, FLROIDA.
THIS ACCORDING TO PERRY MC-
GRIFF'S SURVEY 1971.
A/KA CEDAR STREET, CROSS CITY,
FL 32628
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST 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 SIXTY (60)
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on February 26, 2009.
Dana D. Johnosn, Clerk of the Circuit
Court
By: Karen Leverett, Deputy Clerk


Submerged aquatic vegetation is critical to healthy
Florida lakes because it acts as a'buffer against shoreline
erosion, reduces sedimentation, cleanses the water and pro.
vides vital fish and wildlife habitat.
Recent electrofishing samples have shown large num-
bers of threadfin shad (excellent bass and speckled perch
forage) and largemouth bass in the 1- to 3-pound range
with very full stomachs.
Obviously, bass are feed-
ing heavily on the read-
fly available threadfin
shad. Try fishing with a
floating Rat-L-Trap or
shallow-diving crank-
bait with chartreuse in
it (to match the thread-
fin's yellow/green tail).
Jerkworms and spinner- An angler at Pana Vista Lodge caught
baits will als oduce this nice bass this year on Lake
baits will also pro duce Panasoftee, a good sign that the lake
schooling-size bass. is thriving.
Local anglers are con-
cluding that this has
been one of the best years in the lake's history for catching
schooling-size largemouth bass. Jim Veal Sr., owner of Pans
Vista Lodge, reported seeing more schooling bass this year
than in the past 50 years he has been associated with the
lake. FWC biologist Bret Kolterman also observed more
bass this year than in the previous 20 years he has been
sampling the lake. Kolterman reported seeing more 3-5
pound bass this year and expects that Panasofikee should
be producing more trophy bass in the near future. Most
bass collected during electrofishing samples were hanging
offthe shoreline in slightly deeper water.
Electrofishing samples also showed large numbers of
smaller-sized bluegill around eel grass beds and near
shore. Good numbers of 9- to 10-inch bluegill were also
observed. Fishing with crickets or grass shrimp around eel
grass beds should work well for the available bream.
Anglers reported good catches of large crappie this sea-
son, and biologists have seen more crappie in their sam-
pling.
Two new fish camps have opened, helping the local econ-
omy and drawing in additional anglers from around the
country.
Florida's recreational freshwater fisheries generate $2.4
billion in local economic impact annually and support
23,500 jobs (2006 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and
Wildlife-Related Recreation, conducted by the U.S. Census
'Bureau).
Now when you put down the money for that fishing
license, you know it's money well-spent.

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


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Notice of Adoption of
Resolution
Vacating Public Road

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
the TOWN COUNCIL OF THE
TOWN OF CROSS CITY, FLORI-
DA at its regular scheduled
meeting on February 23, 2009
vacated, abandoned and closed
the following described roadway:

That portion of Old Town Street
(Southeast 14 Avenue) between
Lots 11 and 12 of Block 5 of the
Original Plat of the Town of
Cross City and Lot 1 of Block 6
of the Original Plat of the Town of
Cross City; and ,

That portion of Cypress Street
(no E-911 name assigned) be-
tween Lots 6 and 7 of Block 7 of
the Original Plat of the Town of
Cross City, and Lot 1 of Block 6
of the Original Plat of the Town of
Cross City.

Said lands situate, lying and be-
ing in Dixie County, FLorida.

A Resolution vacating said roads
was duly adopted.

Angie Bush, Town Clerk'
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Thursday March 5, 2009


www. dcadvocate.net


Obituaries and Faith


Florence Kathryne Peyton


MRS. FLORENCE "FLO" KATHRYNE PEYTON of Old
Town passed away Saturday, February 28, 2009 at her
home. She was 79. Mrs. Peyton moved to Old Town from
the Tampa area in 1973. She was a loving homemaker,
wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She enjoyed cro-
cheting, cooking and growing flowers in her garden. She
was a member of the Cross City Church of God and loved
doing things for and with her church family.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Peyton of Old
Town; daughters, Sharon Wells of Old Town, Delores
Porter of Valrico, Florida, Paula Shepherd of Fishers, In-
diana, Carolyn Graves of Wabash, Indiana and Brenda
Dees of Trenton, Florida; sisters, Helen Conrad and Edna
Conrad, both of-Columbus,.Ohio; 17 grandchildren and 26
great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 12
noon at the Cross City Church of God with Rev. Ed Ivey
officiating. A visitation was held at the church one hour
prior to the service. Burial followed at Old McCrabb
Cemetery in Old Town.

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


First

Baptist Church of

Steinhatchee

Don't forget to spring
your clock forward one
hour for Daylight Savings
Time, beginning this Sun-
day, March 8! Let's just see
what an extra hour can do
for our hectic schedule this
next week! If you have a
choice to decide what you
really want to do with a
whole hour...what would
"you" most like to do??.
Maybe sleep, or just eat,
read, cook a favorite dish,
eat out and not cook, watch
"your" favorite t.v. show,
maybe something a little
selfish? Why not give that
extra hour to someone else?

Go call the lonely that are
shut-in, better yet go visit
with them, spend that extra
hour with your husband or
wife, '' just because" you
love them, give that hour a
day to your children, or
spend it with your grand-
children!,Drop a "no reason"
card to a long-ago-friend!

Bake a dessert for your
neighbor, leave your mail
man an appreciation note,
let all those unpaid folks in
your church know... just
how much you love and ap-
pireciate their service and
dedication every single ser-
vice or call that aging Aunt
or Uncle to make their day
special! See friends..we 'e
will have 7 extra hours this
week. let's spend it on our
knees praying for our sol-
diers,,our 'nation and this
world situation we are all
living .in!

Spend those 7 hours study-
ing the Bible and research-
ing HIS Holy Word!. Practic-
ing songs to sing for the
LORD. Just do something
for someone else! Share '
those 7 extra hours a week
with all the people you love!
Even when we are not
wealthy..we can share what
we do have (time) and be
rich in good deeds! Share
yourself with others!

Let's remember...with sim-


ple acts of kindness, life's
ordinary moments can often
become extra ordinary! Let's
spread sunshine in someone
else's world! If some one
needs a smile....give them
one of yours!

Come on to church with
us on Sunday night and
hear some gooood 'ole Blue-
grass Gospel Singing! The
sounds of testimony, joy and
GOD'S love will be heard
from" The Servers"! Those
of you that will...make your
plans to go up to Perry to
Pastor Jon Edmisten's,
church to hear the Gospel
Group, "Crosspoint", this
Saturday beginning at 7:00
p. m. Charity Baptist is on
Highway 27 about a mile
from town! Transportation
will be provided, meet at
the church at 6:00 p.m. for
those planning to go to Per-
ry.

*.Oh, my what a blessing
to hear our people singing
for the glory of the LORD
this week! They were Janice
and her son Kenny Morrow,
singing a favorite, "In The
Garden". We had a group
consisting of Jessica Down-
ing, Libby Gray, Harry
Gatlin, Kenny Morrow, Leon
and Timothy Holden
\singing,'" Saw the Light."
Our FB church choir sang,
"Walking Miracle."

In honor of our five chil-
dren, I sang "Sheltered In
The Arms of GOD"! He-
brews 6:10 says, "GOD is not
unjust to forget your work
and labor of love which you
have showed toward HIS
name, in that you have min-
istered to the saints."

So lets take that extra 7
hours this week and share it
with your spouse, friend,
neighbor, parent, child, co-
worker ,an elderly person, a
soldier that is in need!
Through a card, e-mail, call,
a text message, visit, letter
or message from you!

Just spread your love, hugs,
sunshine & smiles where
ever you go!
Sandy Coleman


Please study the plan of


SALVATION


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


John 14:6,
Acts 4:12

Matthew 10:32-33

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

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


We love you and ask that
you pass this on.

God Will Bless You


ri


Saturday,
March 14,
2009 at 7:00
pm
At Praise
Christian
Church
On
Chavous
Road, Old
Town
For info,
call Sister
Debby 542-
0451


The Back-
wood Boys
is an all
male
Southern Gospel vocal trio based out of Starke, Florida. It
features John Frampton as tenor vocalist and bass gui-
tarist, Benjy Bass as lead vocalist and drummer and Alex
Coleman as baritone and keyboardist. The Backwood Boys
have been ministerint together since 1994.


Out At The

Rock

"You're gonna like it here"!
That statement is on the top
of each weekly bulletin at
Rock Sink Baptist Church.
There are many reasons why
this statement is true. Rock
Sink is a church flowing with
love. Brother Terry Cranford
preaches and teaches from
the Bible and always does an
excellent job bringing God's
message to us. One of the
reasons we like it here is be-
cause we just love Brother
Terry and his family.

You're gonna like it here be-.
cause we are a church family
that enjoys fellowship, fun
and let's not leave out lots of
good food! Nothing delights
us more than sharing with
visitors.

Last Sunday night, we held'
our annual Mens' Chili Coof-
Off. This year our panel of
judges were Tommy Varnes,
Maxie Chewning, Jerry
Jones, Tommy Cooper and
last but not least, Senor
Chilie Gonzales (Keith Cran-
ford, were you paid?). Thanks
for' all of you who helped
make this event fun and suc-
cessful.

Freddie Flether was #1 chili
maker, followed by Troy Nor-
ton. Cookie Liles came in 3rd
place. (He-He) All our men
did an excellent job. One of
our judges said, "I'lla come
judge any thin at Rock Sink.
There are some mighty fine
cooks here".

We would like to welcome
you to come worship with us
at Rock Sink. Anyone here
would love to tell you, Yep,
"You're gonna like it here'!


Countryside Chalel Pentec-ostal
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


I ,


rDavid Andrew Owens

MR. DAVID ANDREW OWENS of Mayo passed away
Monday March 2, 2009 at Shands of UF after a short ill-
ness. He was 40 years of age.

Mr. Owens moved to Mayo from Old Town 2 years ago.
He was a 911 dispatcher for Lafayette County and for-
merly worked with the Gilchrist County 911 system and
the Dixie County Road Department. He served in the
United States Army for 3 years, serving in Korea. He
enjoyed fishing, motorcycles, photography and comput-
ers. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Edith Michelle Owens of
Mayo and their daughter Hailey Margo Owens; parents,
Clyde and Margot Owens of Old Town; and brothers,,
Robert Owens (Linda) of Cincinnati, OH, Michael J.
Owens (Carie) of Middletown, OH and Thomas C.
Owens of Old Town.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 5, 2009
atll:00 AM at Faith Baptist Church in Old Town with
Rev. Jackie Pettrey officiating. Burial will follow in the
Faith Baptist Church Cemetery A visitation will be
held. Wednesday evening at the funeral home between
the hours of 5 and 7 PM.

Arrangements have been placed under the care of the
Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida 352-498-
S5400.


Come join us for a Southern Gospel.

Sing & Fellowship with the

Backwood Boys


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


Calvary Temple Assembly of God
Suwannee Lumber Rcad a Cross City
"Join Us ForA Visit. Stay For AUfetme."
Sunday Worshp- 10:30A
Wednesday Evening Service 7P
Kid Church -Ages 3-5 & 6-12
Pastor Jim Hurst
(352) 498-3023


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

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

F Refuge Church of God n Scrub Creek Baptist Church Cross City Church of God
P. O. Box 1511, Cross City, FL 32628 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"
352-498-2892 Bible Study 9:45AWorship Service 11A Children's Church 10:30A Morning Worship 10:30A
Bible Study Tues 7:30 Church Training 6P- Evening Worship 7 Evening Worship 6:30P
Praise/Worship Thursday 7:30 Wednesday PryerWednesday Family Training HourAdult & Teen Ministry,
Sunday School 10:00 Boys Brigade & Giris Club 7:OOP
Noon Day Service starts at Noon Pastor Archie Knowles Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey, Pastor
(352) 498-5535 (352) 498-3280

First United Methodist Church Seventh-Day Adventist Church Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Church
22 NE 138th St Cross City Cross City 100 Parker Street *Cross City
"Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors" In the Heart ofDixie o., with Dixie Co. at Heard
The People of The United Methodist Church "Welcomes You Where Jesus is Lord" Sunday School 10A Morning Worship 11A
Sunday School 9:45AMoing Worship 11A Sabbath School 9:30A *Morning Worship 11A Children's Church Ages 3-7
Sunday School 9:45A Morning Worship 11A Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30P Sunday Evening 7:00 pmrn
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 CR 55A (Between Cross City & Old Town)
Sunday School 10:15 'The Church With An Open Door"
Church 11:00 Sunday School -9:45A. Morning Worship 11A
Evening Worship 7P
Weds. Morning Prayer Mid-Week Bible Study Wednesday- 7P
l ~ "~Pastor Charles & Jackie Bechtold J Ps
S352-498-4004 or 498-7896 Rev.(352) 542-71e Pettre03Pastor

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 Call Home" everyone: Love the brother- wy ampwo rossiy
Sunday-Momrnng Prayer 9:15A -Sunday School 9:45A Sunday School 10A. Morning Worship 11A
Morning Worship 11A- Evening Worship 7P hood of believers, fear God, Sunday Children's Church 11lA
Wednesday-Prayer Meeting 7P honor the Sunday Evening 7P* Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Bible Study, Mission Friends, RA's, GA's tr king.
Pastor-Wayne Allen 1 Peter 2:17 Rev. Marvin & Janice Parsley
(352) 498-5617 (352) 498-3366
SIc'rabb Baptist Church Holy Cross Catholic Mission [Ro 13T8] Lei no debt remain
7391 NE 349 Hwy--Comer of 349N/351A Hwy 1 South of Cross City
Bruce Sullivan, Pastor, Mass Sundays. 11:30 am outstanding, except the
Old Town: 542-2207 Confessilons Sundays 104 1115am continuing debt to love one
Sunday School 9:45 AM; Church 11:00 amurnd
Sunday night :00 P Discipleship Training 7:00 pm Svc, At SL Jlhn the Evangelist In Chnand another, for he who loves his
Wednesday night 5:30-8:oo-AWANA Grades Pm-K thru High School
Wednesday Night 7:00 PM Bible Study Rosary Every tuesday 00 pm fellowman has fulfilled the law.
Van Ministry Bro. Foy Cell 356-2294 (352) 493-9723


Faith Baptist Church News
We thank God for a wonderful day at Faith today. Even
though it was very cold, we thank Him for the rain He sent
our way when we needed it so badly. God is so good!!!!!!!

We had wonderful services today. The special music was
great as usual. Our male trio made up of Jim Fisher, Kacie
Crenshaw and Tommy McQueen sang in the morning ser-
vice and the Brittons and Bro. Kacie sang in the evening
service.

Some of our folks that had been out sick were back today
and others who had not been attending regularly were also
back. It was so wonderful to have them all.

We had visitors in both services and we want them to know
how special they are to us. We pray that our folks made you
feel welcome and loved and we invite you back anytime.

The Easter Brothers will be with us March 29th through
April 1st. They will be singing for us each night and hold-
ing a revival for us at the same time. If you haven't heard
them, come out and enjoy some wonderful Bluegrass
Gospel. Also, Bro. James Easter is a fantastic preacher and
you will really enjoy his sermons. We are so looking for-
ward to this time with them.

Remember this week to pray for the sick, the bereaved, and
the lost in our community

Until we meet again, we at Faith love you and will be pray-
ing for you.



New Prospect Baptist News
We look forward to a new month and new activities with
our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in the forefront! March
lst--8th is our Week of Prayer for North American Mis-
sions. The Florida Evangelism Conference was held on
March lst--2nd in Ocala. Our Pastor/Deacons will meet on
Monday evening, March 9th, followed by our Church Busi-
ness Meeting on Wednesday evening, March lith.

This past Sunday, we were blessed once again with visitors,
for which we're always most appreciative. Prior to the'
morning sermon several groups of children, participants
in our Awana program, impressed us with fantastic demon-
strations of some of the things they're learning in their re-
spective classes. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it, and we
really appreciate the teachers and support people who work
hard with these future church leaders. We also appreciate
the enthusiasts of the children in learning about Christ
and what a wonderful Difference He makes in our lives. Af-
ter this good'start Bro. Billy, still recuperating well, brought
a short but very inspiring message from Luke 5:27-28.

As always, we welcome all new or returning visitors to New
Prospect...we love having you with us, anytime. We were
glad to see Bro. Robert and Sis. Tracey Sunday, and thank
God for returning them and their fellow travelers safely
home after their mission trip to Honduras. We wish every-
one a good week; and remember to PRAY...pray for our mili-
tary personnel, our political leaders, and all those on the
church prayer lists here at home. May God bless and keep
you safe.


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Thursday, March 19th at 4 p.m.
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Gilchrist & Levy Soil an
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Forester. The workshop
will be held on Saturday
April 25 from 8:30 am til
12:30. Lunch will be pro
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First District Communit
Center on CR 349. The C
munity Center is approx
mately 8-9 miles off Hwy
(towards Branford) dire
on CR 349 on the left-han
side of the road.

Topic to be covered inch
pasture management pri
ciples, principles of wee
control, identification at
control of invasive exoti
plants, identification and
control of plants that ca
poison livestock, as well
field demonstrations of
herbicide application
equipment. A variety of
reference material will b
provided.

The workshop is free of
charge but attendance w
be limited to 80. Pre-regi
tration is required. Firs
come, first served. To reg
ter for the class contact:
Leslie Vincino by phone:
352-486-2672, extension 3.
Registration closes on
Wednesday, April 22, at 4
p.m.


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Supt. Rains and Garry Durham (Director of Curriculum) prepare
FCAT tests for delivery to schools.


Our spring sports programs are off and running. At RRMS
and DCHS, we have softball and baseball in full swing and
weightlifting will begin this week at DCHS. I encourage
you to attend a game and support our young people as they.
display outstanding sportsmanship in all aspects of the'
game. I believe athletic competit ion helps build character
and poise that continue to help all of us in real life situa-
tions.

It seems that only a few months ago, the state legislature
passed the budget for this'.year,'whichwas revised in Janu-
ary The legislature went into special session, and on Janu-
ary 11th provided a reduced amount to our current budget.
Declining enrollment is a major factor in adding to this
problem,, and will amount to an even larger cut in' our cur-
rent local .budget.

The cost of electricity, diesel fuel, insurance, and food con-
tinue to increase. The legislature convened for regular ses-
sion on March 3rd. We need your help in securing educa-
tional funding for our children, You may do this by con-
tacting our state legislators at www.myflorida.com. There
will be.an Education Rally m Tallahassee on March 18th,
sponsored by the Florida Parent Teacher Association
(PTA). Also, you may go online to www.50thnomore.org and
www.rmakeeducationapriority.org and sign petitions to
stress the importance of public education.


y 19 Beginning March 10th, our district will be administering
ctly the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). This
id is the state assessment test that measures the progress that
students have made in meeting the requirements set forth
in the Sunshine State Standards. Our schools continue to
ude move up the scale toward academic excellence.
in- .. '
d For your child to be at their best during FCAT testing
nd (March 10 through NMarch 19), here are a few important sug-
c gestions .

n Be sure your child gets eight hours of rest each
as night.
Breakfast is very important.
See that your child's clothes and school supplies
are prepared and organized the night before the child
be leaves for school the next day
Do not schedule social events that will distract
your child's attention during FCAT administration.
Take time to explain to your children that FCAT is
ill a state standards test that must be passed in order to get a
s- standard diploma. Course offerings may be limited for stu-
t dents scoring below a level 3 because remediation is re-
gis- quired,
Encourage your children to do their best on FCAT.
More and more students are having success on FCAT and
your child can also. ,
: Cell phones, Ipods and electronic games will not be
1:00 permitted on the person or in the classroom during the
FCAT exam. Presence of cell phone or electronic devices
invalidates,the testing process.

The new Dixie District Schools website.will be live this
week. The address is http://www.dixie.kl2.fl.us/. We wel-
come your suggestions in making this a user friendly web-
site for students, parents, and the community

I will be in my satellite office (Building 6, Room 019) at Old
Town Elementary School on March 16th, between the hours
of 8:00-10:00 a.rim. I will also be at Casey's Cove Convenience
ake Store on March 17th between the hours of 11:00 a.m. 12:00
ida- p.m. to meet with residents of Jena.
at
nity My location at Horseshoe will be the Crimson Crest on
)OM,
e in- March 20th between the hours of 11:00 a.m..- 12:00 p.m. My
xec- goal is for these to be more convenient locations for our res-
n- idents in the outlying areas to communicate with the Su-
33. perintendent of Schools.

Mark A. Rains, Superintendent
Dixie District Schools




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