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Cabbage!


2009 Dixie County Advocate www. dcadvocate.net


Thursday, March 12, 2009
VoL .87. No, 11 14 pages- 1 Section


Brief

Billy Keez

Convicted
According to a press rE
lease.from The U.S. At
torney. former Dixie
County Building and
Zoning Inspector Willi
"Billy" Keen, Jr. was
convicted on Wednesd
afternoon for federal
program fraud.

The government claim
that Keen fraudulently
applied for CDBG and
SHIP funds to remodel
his house.; Keen was n
eligible for those fund.
because of his job but
apparently applied for
the funds: in his girl-
'friend's name, claiming
that she owned the
home. He received
$32,000 in grant money

Sentencing will be on
June 2 in GainesviUe.
Keen faces up to ten
years in jail, a $250,OOC
fine and could lose his
home. Keen also lost h
mining inspection con
tract with the county a
a result of his convic-
tion.


Thu 811
81/51 M

Times of sun and clouds. Highs in,
the low 80s and lows in the low
50s.


Fri 79152
3113
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the,
upper 70s and lows in the low 50s.



. 3114 77/53 -
3/14
Partly clou61. Highs in the upper
70s and lows in the low 50s.



Sun 79/54 .'
3/15
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper.
70s and lows in the mid 50s.


6Mon 76/49 '
3/16. 71' 1.
Isolated thunderstorms. Highs in
the mid 70s and lows ih the upper
40s. .


L The Dixie County Commis-
sion decided to pay the
$5,000 to join the Nature
Coast Regional Water Au-
thority Thursday morning.'
ie' County Attorney Leenette
McMillan removed language
in the draft document that
ay required mandatory'
hookups and
added language
that any major
.is decision would.
require a unani- ,
mous vote of all
Water Authori-
t ty members '
s This change .
was made-in or- ..,
der to protect ...
Dix.ie County .
from being out-
voted by
Gilchrist and
possibly Levy
County mem-
bers. The unan-


imous decision
rule would ap-
ply to taking on
dept. firing
managers, pur- .
chases, sales,
contracts, or ob-
taining funding.


The County also heard citi-,
zens' concerns about lower-
ing the base rate of' County
impact fees to $1,000. .
Charles Fornaciari spoke at,
length, saying that "The re-
duction of impact fees will
open the door of residence
to many more less fortunate
persons ard their families to
DLxie County While on the
surface, this may seem to be
a good thing. Dixie County


already ranks, as the fourth
poorest county in Florida."
There will be another hear-
ing on the impact fee change
before a final vote..

The Commission approved a
civil war monument in the
courthouse that was re-


quested by the Sons of Con-,
federate Veterans, subject to
a design change.

Holly Houghton appeared to
inform the Commission that
32 letters have been sent out
by the Suwannee River Fair
Association, telling children
that they will not be eligible
to compete at the Fair this
year because of the post-
mark date on their applica-
tions. "Some as young as


five years old will not be
able to show thier bunnies
for a green ribbon," she
said, because of the hard-
line attitude the Association
has taken on the matter.
Commissioner Troy John-
son sits on that Committee
and said although he did not
agree with the de-
cision, that rules
.are necessary and
that he hopes that
it will be different
next year.

SPhil Bishop of
Bailey, Bishop and
Lane gave an up-
date on several
projects that are
ongoing in the
area, including
the Suwannee
Seawall, which is
currently stalled
due to an Army
Corps of Engi-.
neers Stop Work
Permit that has
been slapped on
the project. Mr.
Bishop said, "I
iy have never been
so frustrated in all
mY. life." He told the Com-.
mission that the EPA has re-
leased jurisdiction back to
the Army Corps of Engi-
* neers and that all of the re-
quired paperwork has been
filed. On Tuesday morning,
Dixie County received the
USCOE permit and funding
was extended. Work should
begin on the seawall inmne-
d lately and be finished with-
in a few weeks.


T. ank Lee has bats in his belfry

(Well, in his pool umbrella anyway.)


Spring cleaning got a little hairy at the Lee home in Cross City when a family of a few
dozen evening bats were discovered living in a pool umbrella. The Lees plan on installing a
bat house to encourage the fuzzy little mosquito-eaters to hang out throughout the summer-
time. Evening bats are common throughout North Florida and are harmless insectivores.


Discount Drug Card Available to Dixie


Bears


have bad week


by Angel Lee

On March 3rd, the Bears
played host to cross-county
rivals Chiefland Indians in a
district game. The Bears
looked to score a victory on
home field turf, as pitcher
Duane Lord took to the
mound. In the 3rd inning I
the Indians scored a total of
5 runs, and the Bears were
unable to score in the bot-
tom of the inning, leaving


the score 5-0. The Bears
weren't giving up yet, but
the Indians'managed to
push 6 more runs across the
plate in the 4th, and held the
Bears scoreless again, mak-
ing the score 11-0.
.The Bears weren't able to
get any runs off the Indians
pitching, and took a hard
loss 11-0.
See B3ARS, page 5


Marines get exception

Cross City approves "private club" zoning


The Town of Cross City ap-
proved the Marine Corp
League's requested special
exception for a building
near the "old jail" that will
be used as a meeting place
and storage for thdir Toys'
for Tots projects. Citizen"
Cas Akins expressed some
concerns about alcohol use
on the property, but was in-
formed that no alcohol ser-
vice would be permitted.
"You can always trust a Ma-
rine," he stated. Council-
man:Herbert Hurst joked
that "Thirty years ago they,
might have partied loud;
you can look at 'em now and
know they want to be in bed
at 9:00."

The Council also decided to
join Dixie County in paying
the $5,000 in seed money to
join the Nature Coast Re-
gional Water Authority.
Councilman Rick Gooding


expressed his reservations
about being an active mem-
ber of the GUA, but stated
that 'At some point in time,
we will most likely be a
member of a GOA," '
whether it is. a joint Dixie
County-Cross City project,
or the NCRWA.

Letter was presented by
SCity Attorney Greg
Beauchamp in response to
threats of a "Bert Harris
Act" lawsuit from Buddy
Lamb. The Bert Harris Act
provides that an unfair tak-
ing of'-land be compensated
by government. Mr.
Beauchamp stated that "Our
position on that is not,
changed,," referring to a zon-
ing change requested by Mr.
Lamb for some property he
owns and wishes to develop,
but that violates Cross
City's existing Land Devel-
opment Regulations.


You might be a


redneck if...


THIS is your wedding photo


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


5 Dixie County, on March 12, 2009, will be
launching a discount card program to help
ininsuireds cope with the rising price of
prescription drugs. Dixie County's Board
of County Commissioners introduced the
program today-in Cross City. The county
.. is making this free prescription drug dis-
count card available under a program
sponsored by Coast2Coast Rx that provides
average annual savings of 38% off the re-
tail price of more than 60,000 available
drugs.-

The cards may be used by, all county resi-
dents, regardless of age, income or exist-
ing health coverage and is accepted at
Cheek Pharmacy in Cross City and nearby
pharmacies including Wal-Mart, CVS, Wal-
greens; Winn-Dixie, North Florida Phar-
macy, Best Drugs of Trenton, Trenton
Pharmacy, Bell Pharmacy, Mayo Family
Pharmacy, North Florida Pharmacy of
Mayo and Publix. There are over 58,000
pharmacies throughout the nation that
honor the card.

"Dixie County is proud to provide its resi-


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dents with additional relief in terms of the
rising cost of prescription drugs," said
Chairman Marvin Hunt. ,"The Dixie Coun-
ty prescription discount card, offers signifi-
cant savings for the uninsured and under-
insured residents of our county, and even
residents with prescription coverage can
use the card to save money on drugs that
are not covered by their health plan."
Most importantly, there is no cost to Coun-
ty taxpayers for the Dixie County prescrip-
tion discount card or to Dixie County
Cards are available at many of the phar-
macies listed above and county depart-
ment locations across the County. County
residents can visit
www.coast2coast.com/dixiefl to locate par-
ticipating pharmacies that honor the card.
The website has a list of pharmacies and
County Departments where residents can
pick-up the card. Residents can also print
a card on the website.

"Using the Coast2Coast Rx discount card is
easy," said Chairman Hunt. "Simply pre-
sent it at a participating pharmacy There
is no enrollment form, no membership fee
and no restrictions or limits on frequency
of use. Cardholders and their family mem-
bers may use the card any time their pre-
scriptions 'are not covered by insurance or
other means."

The discount card program is adminis-
tered by Financial Marketing Concepts,
Inc., Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.


Joe and Trina Giles cele-
brated their nuptuals on
Saturday, March 7 at their
camp on the Suwannee Riv-
er. When they' decided to tie
the knot, Dixie-style, they
went "whole-hawg."
Entertainments included a


mullet toss, toilet seat ring-
toss, a live band, and the
groom's cake was an ar-
madillo.

See all the pictures on page
14.


51P


County joins GUA

Joins Cross City in paying "Seed Money" to stay in the Water Authority Loop










Thursday, March 12, 2009


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Ford gets it right


I bought my last Ford more than 25 years ago, and it lasted 20,
so I can't complain.' It was a Courier pickup, it served well de-
spite a lot of rough treatment, and it got me the equivalent of
a $1,000 trade-in simply because it was terminal by that time
and I wasn't trading anything in on my next vehicle.

Having lived in Dixie County for more than 30 years, I well
understood that I could not retain credibility among the life-
time residents if I did not at least own a pickup truck, espe-
cially since I have been seen driving a small economy car
from time to time. So I opted for a slightly used 2000 Chevrolet
S-10 pickup, w.rhich I still drive and consider an excellent in -
vestment.. ,

'My point here is that I have no particular axe to grind in the
S ongoing Ford-Chevy controversy Having listened to boring
hours of argument by devotees of both brands, I can only say
- that I have not been disappointed by either.

As for Chrysler products, I have owned only one, a 1950 Dodge
which I purchased in 1956. It had a "semi-automatic" trans-
Smission which was just as well,,as it didn't function all that ef-
ficienfly in either manual or auto, leaving the driver the op-
tion of choosing the lesser evil. In'all fairness, that's not suffi-
cient information upon which to base an opinion of Chrysler
products overall, so I won't.

In case you hadn't guessed, what I'm getting at is the fact that
executives of both General Motors and Chrysler have been
making frequent trips to Washington in search of "bail-out"
money. A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're
talking about serious money,





;any part of the government
largess. Thesy've aid "Nothanks"to theavailability of tax-
pamultier dollars, deciding instead to thought out o their own in
these economic hard timesits.

Obviously, Ford has not foune other itself immune to the diffiul-
hanies of doing business i.oday's economy, ad.I have no idea
Snow they can survive without government help, while their
competitors apparently cannot. Ford is faced with the same
union demands for wages, pensions and assorted fringe bene-
fits that the UAW requires of their competitors. All I can say
S is, somebody at-Ford might be,looking at the long-range bene-
fits of bit ing the bullet as opposed to nursing from the govern-
ment's teat. .

What comes' into play here. is the proven fact that government
benefits bring government control. Perhaps Ford does not
want some Washington bureaucrat telling them they have to
design all driver's seats to accommodate tall, skinny guys like
Barack Obama, rather than shorter guys with big butts like
Rush Limbaugh.

In any event, I see Ford's choice as an excellent selling point
for advertising purposes. Consider: "When you buy a Ford,
you know you can still get replacement parts even after the
government has quit subsidizing our competitors and they've
gone out of business." Or, maybe "When you buy a Ford, you
haven't already paid for it once with your tax dollars."

Right now, I'd not be of a mind to buy stock in much' of any-
thing; however if for some reason.I had to buy stock, and it
had to be in an American automobile manufacturer, I think I
know which one I'd go for.

Mr Prater:

Ya gotta love a company that tells Uncle Sam to keep his nasty
old money and that spits in the eye of socialism. I drive my
Ford Excursion with a little more pride these days.---Ed


a . .. . w. '.a:' a.


& It's a small world after all


Kathy McKinney
I spent the weekend alone at Sea World with
four children under the age of ten. I made it home alive to
tell the tale. Notice I didn't say anything about sane, or sol-
vent. I figure getting back alive is doing pretty good, consid-
ering. Am I the only one who feels that tight place between
my shoulder blades relax just a little bit when I hit that
Suwannee River bridge headed back into Dixie? That, to
me, is the "sweet spot" that tells me I'm
finally home.

Uncle Sam sent me back some of my tax money, so I decided
to splurge and.to take the.kids for a few days at Shamu
Land. (They're running a really good deal now, by the way
on the year-long passes for Florida residents. Buy a regular
ticket and go all year for free.)
Anyway, I loaded up my three
kids and my sisters' youngest
brat and we headed south to
the land of the $4.00 Pepsi. I
booked a hotel on Priceline .
that is right in Shamu's park-
ing lot, so we could walk back
and forth. 'What they don't tell
you on the internet is that it is
a looonnnnngggway from your .
second floor room with no ele- l '
vator. This means I had to .
drag four little kids and a 250-
pound double stroller bump-
bump-bump down a flight of
stairs, across a resort, through
a parking lot, down a path, play
squirrel across a busy street
and then across Sea World's gi-
gantic parking lot.' By the time
we got there, I must have
looked like an insane woman, cursing and sweating with my.
hair all plastered to my head and my eyes all rolling and
wild. (When you look really crazy, people are nice to you,
I've noticed.)

Everywhere we went, people were good to us. Maybe it was
my fresh-out-of-the-mental-hospital look, maybe it was the
fact that I was dragging four kids with me, or maybe the
pitiful economy has reminded Orlando service industry who
puts bread on their tables. Whatever it was, people bent
over backwards to do stuff for us. The lady at the resort piz-
za place said, "I only charged you for a pepperoni," when
she handed me our meat-lovers' pizza. The waitress at the
Village Inn where we ate breakfast every day said, "I gave
you a 10% discount," one day and didn't charge us for a side
of hash browns the next. The .waiter there played with the
kids and made a special trip into the back and brought them
all back little bags of goldfish crackers and,told them to take
them to the park so they'd have a little snack while waiting
in line. Little things like that restore my faith in. human be-
ings and the fact that we're all in this together. It gave me a
happy little glow that lasted for a long time..

It was amazing, especially after my last few trips to the land
of Mouse. Back in August of 2006, I think it was, I swore
that I would NEVER, ever darken the rat's door again. It
was hot, I was tired and miserable, and nobody seemed to
want to wait on you, and when they did, they snarled like
you were interrupting their oh-so-important day. I didn't get
much of that this time. There were, a few people who were
less than great this trip...the checkout girl\who was too busT
carrying on a conversation in Spanish with a security guard
to check me out, for instance. .There were LOTS of people


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Water Authority?"


Poll, '
Do you favor Dixie
County and the Town
of Cross City joining
the Nature Coast Water
Authority and
providing water and
sewer to
unincorporated areas?
e -No

E 1 Not enough information :
0 Ye.


Dear Editor:

Due to Rural North Central
Florida's lack of sufficient
Public Utility Services, we
'are now completely without
local Public Emergency
Broadcast Communication
Connection.

This is not my understand-
ing of the reason for the Pub-
lic Broadcast System's exis-
tence. Below is a descrip-
tion of each service that
could provide us with basic.
TV Internet &/or Phone con-
nectivity and our'current
condition of no service or no
reliable service.

Digital TV Service After the
mandated February change
over to digital from analog,
we have lost our only connec-
tion to our only Local News
& Notification Services.
When the TV broadcasters
were testing their systems in
October and November of
2008, we were receiving from
1-8 broadcaster's signals in
analog and digital on our
new Digital TV with a cur-
rent Digital Antenna System
(see below: Then & Now ch.s
). We are now only receiving
1-2 channels (WUFT PBS &
WNBW national network
only) signals sporadically.'
Neither of which are provid-
ing us in the Horseshoe
Beach Area with any broad-
cast of local news, emer-
gency or weather informa-
tion previously received.
This is causing us serious
concern about Emergency,
Storm & Fire alerts not to
mention cutting us off from
current information about
the world around us. Con-
tact with our former local


carrying on conversations in Spanish, it seemed. I expect a
certain amount of "international flair" when I go into the
lair of the Mouse...the ladies in Indian costume or in the ftll
Arab toes-to-eyeballs coverup thing are always there. It's
'fun to people-watch and to see all of the tourists from all
over the world who come here to spend their money I no-
ticed this time, though, that most of the foreign-language
conversations seemed to be going on between employees.
Two cops walking the sidewalk stopped to talk to a guy in a
Sea World name tag: they all spoke Spanish to each other. I
was starting to feel like I had gotten off the bus at Epcot's
World Showcase instead of Sea World. I felt like an out-
sider; a stranger in my own homeland. It was a little weird.

There was a large school group of kids, all in matching
school bus name tags. They ran around Shamu's Happy
Harbor, playing and laugh-
ing and chattering in Span-
ish. The chaperones ran be-
1 hind them, yelling instruc-
S tions, also in Spanish. I
found myself wondering
what school they were from,
&- wondering if maybe an en-
tire class from Mexico or
Puerto Rico were travelling
together k Then I got a close-
sobup look at the cute little
name tags they had on that
w c said "Zellwood Elementary.
Sc School." Huh? My brain
Jumped into "politically cor-
rect" mode without my per-
mission, telling me that it
was probably a group of
ESL (English as second lan-
guage) students out on a
field trip. My Republican
brain kicked back into gear and said, um, HELLO? How are
the kids ever going to learn English if they are surrounded
by other students who are only speaking Spanish and if
their teachers are only speaking to them in Spanish? Maybe
I'm being insensitive or something (I usually am) but this
just doesn't seem to make much sense to me. Why are the
citizens of Zellwood paying in their hard-earned tax money
so that these public school kids can be sheltered from Amer-
ican cultureaand language? It seems obvious that these are
the kids who would benefit from an English-only total im-
mersion language environment at school and school func-
tions. So why are we doing the exact opposite?

It was time for dinner so I loaded the kids back up in the
stroller-mobile and we trudged across the park to the place
Where, for an outrageous amount of money, you can sit
down in air conditioning and eat while you watch sharks.
Seems sort of ironic to be chowing down on shrimp and fish
while surrounded by.big fish that would prefer to be chow-
ing down on you, but it's fun...and air conditioned. (It's
amazing how much you're willing to pay for being cool and
comfortable after a day in a theme park.) We ordered, and
Once again, everyone bent over backwards to make us com-
fortable. I had dressed my kids in their Dixie Youth soccer
uniforms (that construction-worker yellow made them hard
to lose in a crowd) and one of the waiters walked up and
asked what part of Dixie County we were from'. I told him
and'he said, "Oh, heck, my cousin Nancy Neeley lives in
Horseshoe, do you know her?" I told him I did and we chat-
ted for a minute about shrimp and family I guess that no
matter where you go, it is sort of a small.world after all.


TY Station WCJB channel 20
resulted'in no resolution. "
However, we: were suggested
to install a 50' Antenna due
to trees, since we are now
considered'out of each of
our closest broadcasters'
viewing areas and trees
might interfere with new
narrower signal band. Ironi-
cally, trees are not interfer-
ing with the digital signals
we do receive but with no
consistency* nor the signals
we were receiving prior to
the now postponed
changeover date**. (Possible
suggestion is to investigate
licensing, signal, strength re-
quirement regulation and
monitoring.)

Wireless & Cell Phone Service Al-
though every major supplier
initially claims to adequately
cover the entire state upon
closer request to investigate,
we are told there are no
plans to add coverage to our
area. (There is an unused
tower just 1-2 miles from our
home.) Neither Verizon or
AT&T plan to utilize this op-
tion any time in the pro-
jectable future.

Internet Connectivity via Broad
Band & Telephone Utility Service
AT&T currently supplies the
Town of Horseshoe Beach
DSL service via phone lines
which pass less than 1000'
from our residence but
refuse to avail any of the res-
idences along the CR351
highway corridor with this
service. It was my under-
standing that we have been
paying additional taxes to al-
.leviate cost being a factor in
supply of Public Utility Ser-
vice to Rural or Impover-
ished' Communities. (We


even suggested a possible
cost sharing on equipment to
no avail.)

Satellite Service Florida's
weather systems often dis-
rupt the signal & repair or
resumption of service seems
to address higher density
populations first. Cost & Reli-
ability make this the least de-
sirable solution.

Newspaper Service Local news-
papers are weekly only, print-
ed for Thursday distribution.
-Delivery is by mail or pick
up on Wednesday

Cable Service No supplier. In-
frastructure cost and low
density of population could
be a deterrent.

Please record each of the
above noted complaints and
failures to service to all ap-
plicable Agencies.

We are tax payer voters, who
would appreciate your assis-
tance. Please keep us in-
formed as to the progress of
addressing these complaints.
S. Wildner
Horseshoe Beach



Mr Wilder:

I believe that the Emergency;
Broadcast System is available
for no charge, throughout our
area, on that old fashioned .
device, oh, heck, what do you
call it? Oh yes, radio. We ,
even have access to a few local
stations. Check your local
listings. I like 97.3 The Sky.

--Editor i


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Law Enforcement


Horse Club Donates Money Sheriff's Office Arrest


03/02/09
Rodriguez, Prudencio, 21, Hold for Court
Ammorns, Paul Charles, 29, Hold for Court
03/03/09
McDaniel, Ronald Alan,,43, J. Chewning, FTA-Crim
Misch (Dixie), Gilchrist Co. Warrant
Kirkland, Dennis Delmonte, 44, DCSO, Sentenced to 364
Days in Jail
Davis III; Bobby Ray, 19, DCSO, Dealing in stolen proper-
tyX2
Jerrells, Ryan Louis, 25, 54-25 Gamble, Gilchrist Co War-
rant X3
Davis, Donna Jo, 48, J. Chewning, Sale of'controlled sub-
stance . .
Boyi gton, Christopher D, 20, 54-61 Chewning, Alachua
Co. Warrant .' '. .
Watts, Kenneth Clyde, 54, T. Daniels, Columbia Co. War-
,rant
Miller, James Ruben, 33, Mallory, Battery/DV
03/0'4/09 .
Sikes, Larry M, 47, L. Brannin, Tampering with a wit-
ness, Battery
JUVENILE, 16, Chewning, Sale of controlled substance
Sanford, Jamey Renee, 20, R. Mathis, DWLSR, Forgery,
Grand Theft, Exploitation of the elderly
Ortiz, Pamela Chewning, 46, Michael Brannin, Sale con-
trolled substance
Ortiz, Pamela Chewning, 46, Deputy Brannin, Tamper-
ing with a witness
Watson, Lisa Maria, 23, L. Brarniri, Tampering with a
,witness, Battery
03/05/09 .
Marr, Ronald, 43, USMS, Hold for USMS
McCall, Rawdy E, 23, Sgt. Hefring,,ES. 807.568(2A)
Cornish, Brandy Nicole, 29, J. herring, Criminal Use of
Personal Info
Smith, Angela R, 23, Deputy Chewning, VOP
Cannon, Edith Louise, 31, Michael Brannin, Sale Con-
trol Sub (Pres Meds)
03/06/09
Blevins, James Jennings, 27, L. Downing, Burglary,.
Grand- Theft, Burglary, Grand Theft, Poss F/A by Cony,
Felon, Resist W/O Viblence, Hold for Duval Co.
Year-wood; Richard Leon; 32,-Sullivan; VOP- Battery
03/07/09
Carter, Willie James, 45, Matthis, Disorderly Intox '
Lebron, Dylan Louis, 21, Stalvey, Reckless. Driving, Ob-
struct by Disguise, No Valid DL, Refusal to sign summons,
VOP-Lewd and Las ,
Lebron, Demas Lee, 18, Obstruct Justice W/out Violence
03/08/09
Osmun, Connie G, 25, Chewning, Taylor Co. Warrant
VOP- Petit Theft






NOTE,.It is the policy of The Dixie County Advocate to.
remove from our jail bg the name of any person or persons
'at the request of their immediate family. .


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to, Shands Cancer Center
By Dave Wilson


The Levy County Horse Club (LCHC) sponsored the'
8th annual Breast Cancer Awareness benefit Trailride
during Breast Cancer Awareness month at Goethe
State Forest Tidewater Trailhead. The benefit was held
in conjunction with the Florida Forest and Greenways
Trail Awareness month. LCHC'received a letter from.
Charles Bronson, Commisioner of Florida Agriculture.
and Consumer Services, stating that Goethe State For-
est was proud to be the host site for such a worthy, .
cause, and looks forward to working with the LCHC
with the future annual benefit events. The event
brought a lot of community support. Horese riders,
from many towns throughout Florida participated,
with the farthest riders coming in from Tennessee.

This fundraiser is held each year in order to give the ,
proceeds to Shands cancer Center'for.the many items
and services needed for the local breast cancer pa-
tients. The Breast Cancer Awareness Fund was provid-
ed women in need.with practical kinds of assistance.
For example, 'the fund supported a homeless' woman
who underwent extensive breast cancer surgery and
treatment with medications and transportation. It was
able to assist another woman with dressing supplies for
wound care related to her surgery It helps patients
with combs, brushes, wigs, and other items if funds
aren't readily available to them. The fund was also
used to establish the beginnings of an audiotape li-
brary The audiotapes are used as' an adjunct to
chemotherapy and radiation treatments to help women
cope with their treatment related fears and side-effects
and support coping.

The next annual event is going to be held at the
Goethe State Forest Tidewater Trailhead on October 24,
269. 'Place this weekeiid date on your c5~idaii"r and
plan on coming out for a fun-filled weekend for a very
worthy benefit. The 2008 event raised $3,500.00 to go
into the Breast Cancer Awareness Fund at the Shands
Cancer Center. Jennifer Mazza Adams, Clinical Social
Worker, gladly accepted the check for the Fund If you
are aware of women in need in, our community, please
refer them to the Shands Cancer Center.:


Should you be interested in the Levy county Horse
Club and its activities, you
can contact' us at www.fla-
horse.com/lchc or "
levy2@flahorse.net


Old Town Man

On Multiple Charges


Old Town, Florida- The Dixie County Sheriff's Office an-
nounced the arrest of James Jennings Blevins, HI, 27 of Old
Town on charges of two counts Burglary, two counts Grand
.Theft, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Re-
sisting Arrest without Violence. Blevins was also arrested
for Dealing in Stolen Property out of Duval County
This arrested was based on an active an on-going investiga-
tion by the Dixie and Duval County Sheriff's Offices, the.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the United
States Department of Homeland Security.
The events surrounding the arrest includes: On November
11, 2008, the Sheriff's Office responded to the home of
Lawrence Merritt in Old Town because his boat motor had
been stolen. The Sheriff's Office was able to locate informa-
tion on the theft and the motor was entered into the national
database as stolen.
On January 15, 2009, the Sheriff's Office was contacted by
Colleen McFarland in reference to a stolen jet ski. McFarland
was unaware of the theft until the United States Department
of Homeland Security had contacted her about the Jet Ski,
because agents with Homeland Security and the Duval Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office had purchased the Jet Ski from Blevins in
Duval County,
The agencies were able to collaborate together and deter-
mine that Blevins had stolen both the boat motor from the
home of Merritt and the Jet' Ski from the home of McFar-
land. The Duval County Sheriff Office was able to obtain an
arrest warrant on Blevins for the charge of Dealing in Stolen
Property
On March 6, 2009, Deputies with the Dixie County-Sheriff's
Office and officers with the Florida Department of Correc-
tions, Probation and Parole went'to the home of Blevins to at-
tempt to serve the arrest warrant. When the officers arrived
they heard Blevins in the home with his child, Blevins re-
fused to answerr and created a short stand-off with the offi-
cers. The Sheriff's Office entry team made entry into the
\home and Blevins was taken into custody without incident.
A .22 caliber rifle was located in the bedroom with Blevins.
Blevins is currently being held in the Dixie County Jail'on a
No-Bond status.





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An intelligence test some-
times shows a man how
smart he would have
been not to have taken it.
-Laurence J. Pete


Benefit In The Park


All proceeds to benefit
Student AmbassadorJocelyn Hines'
upcoming trip to China!





Enjoy a Chicken Dinner on
Friday, March 13th
in the Cross City Park*
From 11am to 2pm

Dinners will be $5.00
and come with:

Chicken Leg Quarter
Potato Salad
Baked Beans
Dinner Roll

Sodas and Baked Goods
will also be available.






*Cross City Park is located behind the
Dixie County Courthouse
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Announcements


Beau Is 3 Years Old


To Be


Wed


Love You With XllOur q-earts,
pMama and Dacfdy

Happy Birthday


Weirdo


' You're 18. now. But we love you anyway...
(maybe)


S Love,
Your Brother, Sister, Sister-in-Caw,
y ehews, piece, Dad. Mom, etc...


The family of Jenny Stutts is pleased to announce her engagement and upcoming
marriage to Kristopher Larry Keen, son of Larry and Christy Keen.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Brenda Osteen and Keith Stutts. She graduated
from Dixie County High School and received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary
Education from Saint Leo University She is employed with Dixie District Schools.
The bride-groom elect graduated from Dixie County High School and is currently
attending the University of Florida where he is receiving a Bachelor's Degree in
Fire and Emergency Management. He is employed with Dixie EMS.
The wedding is planned for Junel2, 2009 at the Cross City Church of God.
Happy Birthday
Charlie "Bubba" Robinson
You are truy missed ut not forotten.
You live on daily in our hearts.

Love,
Tunkin

The Youth of the Cross City Church of God would like to thank everyone that had
a part in making our BBQ Pork Dinner a great success. Thanks to all of the people
who worked so hard and gave so freely of their time and resources (donations of
supplies, food, and money) to help us. We couldn't have had such a success without
your generosity
Special thanks to Troy and Rhonda Johnson, Stanley at Fbodland, Edna Carter and
Linda Fowler, Gwenel Corbin at the Cypress Inn, Dixie Kwik Pik, Hardees of Cross
City and Old Town, McDonalds, Dana Hodge at Dana's Italian Restaurant, Huckle-
berry's, Cheeks, Dixie County Times, Dixie County Advocate, and to all of our par-
ents, family, friends, Pastor Ivey, and our Church. Family
Thanks to the many individuals.and businesses that bought dinners and gave do-
nations. We appreciate each of you.


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T'he FamiCy of EarCl"Blackjack" Jones acknowledges
with sincere thanks andappreciation the many acts, of
kindness and expressions of your love andsympathy
extended to us in the passing of our loved one. 'May God
continue to bless each of you and keep you in his tender
care.


The Jones Tamily


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Trees, Shrubs, Grasses, Palms, Citrus & Fruit Trees,


Native Species, & Decorative Stone


Landscaping Design &Instalh
Mitigation, Restoration

Mon. Sat. 9 5
Ph (352) 356-1189
Fax (352) 498-2982


Bonded, Licensed,
State Reg. # G00192900150
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Angel Food 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









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From BEARS, pg 1
Pitcher Duane Lord pitched
3 innings giving up 10 hits,
10 runs, and 5 earned runs
and striking out 1. Dillon
Raker came on in relief, -
pitching 2 innings, giving up
1 run, 1 earned run, 2 hits
and struck out 2. Kyle Skelly,
Dillon Raker, and Chase
Royal all went 1-2 at the
plate, giving Dixie a total of
only 3 hits.
Frequent Travelers Miles
are adding up for the Bears
as they once again hit the
road on March 5th to take on
the Panthers of Newberry
in a league game. The Bears
looked ready to play. but
were unable to score in the
top of the inning, and Eddie
Brownell took his turn on
the pitcher's mound for the
Bears. The Panthers were
able to score 2 in the bottom
of the inning, making it 2-0.
The Bears were unable to
score anything on the pan-
thers until the 5th. as Eddie
Brownell drove in the Bears
only run.


The Panthers scored big hi
the 2nd and 3rd innings, and
added a run in the -th and
5th. and took home the vic-
tory 11-1. Eddie Brownell
went -4 innings, giving up 10
runs, 5 earned runs. 5 hits.
and struck out 6. Dillon Rak-
er pitcher 1 inning of relief
work giving up 1 run. 1 hit
and struck out 1. Eddie
Brownell was 0-2 with 1 RBI,
and Kyle SkeUlly, Dillon Rak-
er and Ric Whittington all
went 1-2 at the plate. The
Bears hit the road again on
the 13th as they travel
across the bridge to take on
Rival Chiefland in a re
match. (yes, the game is on
Friday the 13th!) please
come out and help support
the Bears!!!!!


4 1.
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Parents who need
childcare

Parents are invited to join
Childhood Development
Services to receive infor-
mation for childcare ser-
vices in the Dixie, Gilchrist
and Levy area. Information
for services will include
school readiness for ages -
birth to thirteen. Informa-
tion on other services in-
cluded the voluntary pre-
kindergarten for the sum-
mer program 2008-2009
which would include chil-
dren who have not attended
voluntary prekindergarten
this school year and will
start Kindergarten in the
fall.

For the fall 2009-2010
school year parents may get
information to register
children who will be 4 by
Sept. 1, 2009.

Parent service specialists
will be available at Wal-
mart, April 25th from 10:00-
12:00 to answer questions
you may have.

Children will be able to
pick up a reading book and
participate in an art activi-
ty with a prize for each art
sample.

For further information
please call (352) 493-1093.


Dixie Native meets


UF's Finest


L9;~Th~~t


Dixie resident (and the Editor's kid) Casey McKinney is
working in the House of Representatives this session and
got lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.
She met Tim Tebow and UF Coach Urban Meyer when they
visited the Capital last week to throw balls around with the
State Representatives.


Thursday, March 12, 2009


Sports


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did ya?


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Local


Sturgeon


returning to


Suwannee


River

The Gulf sturgeon are be-
ginning their annual migra-
tion back into the Suwannee
River during March and
April.

The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) reminds
boaters to slow down and be
aware these fish are jump-
ing.

Three people were injured
in accidental collisions with
jumping sturgeon during
2008.

"Just one person getting
hurt is too many," said Maj.
Lee Beach, regional law en-
forcement commander for
the FWC's North Central Re-
gion, based in Lake City.
"We want people to be
aware the sturgeon are re-
turning, and the risk of in-
jury to boaters does exist."

In 2006, FWC officials began
working on a public aware-
ness campaign to alert
boaters to the risks of jump-
ing sturgeon.

"We have posted signs at
each boat ramp along the
Suwannee, explaining the
risk of impacts with these
fish," Beach said. "We will
be checking those boat
ramps this month to ensure
all the signs are still in
place and our officers will
be on water patrol during
this period and into the
summer months in a contin-
ued effort to educate boaters
on this issue."

What's the best course of
action for avoiding a colli-
sion?

"We recommend boaters re-
duce their speed to reduce
the risk of impact and to


DCHS School
Advisory Meeting

The next Dixie County
School Advisory Meeting
will be held on Tuesday,
March 17 at 7:15 AM in
the DCHS Library We will
continue to discuss the
advisory plan for next year.

Meeting dates for the re-
mainder of the year, are as
follows: Tuesday, March 17,
2009 and Tuesday
April 21, 2009.


give people more time to re-
act if they do encounter a
jumping sturgeon," Beach
said. "The FWC also recom-
mends that all boaters wear
their life jackets."

The Suwannee River ap-
pears to support the largest
viable population of Gulf
sturgeon. Biologists esti-
mate the annual population
at 6,500 to 7,500 fish, each av-
eraging approximately 40
pounds. Adult fish spend
eight to nine months each
year in the river spawning
and three to four of the
coolest months in Gulf wa-
ters. Sturgeon tend to con-
gregate in deeper and cooler
waters with moderate cur-
rents and sand and rocky
bottoms.

Biologists are unsure why
sturgeon jump.

"Scientists are still attempt-
ing to figure that out," said
Dr. Jeffrey Wilcox, FWC bi-
ologist. "The latest theories
include that the fish jump to
communicate, or it may be a
dominance display. No
rules require all jumps to
mean the same thing.

"I have seen these collisions
referred to as 'attacks.'
However, these fish are in
no way 'attacking' when
they jump. They are simply
doing what they have been
doing for millions of years
... jumping. They aren't tar-
geting the boaters," Wilcox
said.

However, Gulf sturgeon can
get quite big, exceeding 8
feet and 200 pounds.

"They have five rows of
rock-hard 'scutes' along
their sides, back and belly
When sturgeon and boaters
collide, the results can be
devastating," Wilcox said.

"Sturgeon are protected by
state and federal law, just
like bald eagles, panthers
and sea turtles,' Beach said.
"These fish can't be harvest-
ed."

To report sturgeon colli-
sions, call 888-404-FWCC
(3922).


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POST 91 UPDATE

American Legion Post 91 in Trenton will have it's regular
Dinner/Membership meeting on the 19th of March. Dinner
starts at 5:30pm and the membership meeting at 7:00pm.
Dinner will be Cornbeef and Cabbage and Red Potatoes,
members are asked to bring a Veggie or Dessert to share
with others.

Please come and visit with the other members, various sub-
jects of importance will be discussed during the meeting.
Support your post carry out the American Legion Goals.


RRMS Students of the Month


Representing RRMS as Student of the Month for February
is: David Brown, Brittany Strickland, and Tanner Robson.

David Brown is the son of Michelle Joseph and David
Brown of Old Town. David is an outstanding student with a
positive. attitude and a warm smile for his teachers and
classmates. He works diligently to make sure his school as-
-signments are done well and generously helps others when
needed. His favorite academic subjects are math and read-
ing. In his spare time he enjoys playing X Box games. Con-
gratulations, David!

Brittany Strickland is the daughter of Eugene and Brenda
Strickland. Brittany is a very quiet and polite young lady
She comes to school ready and willing to learn everything
she can. Brittany is a member of the Beta Club and enjoys
riding horses in her spare time. Congratulations, Brittany!

Tanner Robson is the son of Randy and Donna Robson.
Tanner is a conscientious student with a great attitude.
While Tanner excels academically, he favors athletics, such
as soccer and baseball. Tanner likes to hunt, ride four
wheelers and enjoys everything about Nascar. Congratula-
tions!

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS NEWS

We would like to invite all disabled American Veterans
to come to our meetings held on the first Thursday of each
month 7 PM. on Airport/Prison Road turn right at the
blinker light just South of Cross City We would like to
meet you and talk with you regarding your concerns as a
disabled veteran. We have various fund raisers throughout
the year to assist our local veterans as well as those in our
local veterans' hospitals.

One of our fund raisers is Bingo which we have every
Saturday night beginning at 5:30 PM. at the DAV hall same
address as above. We have food, drinks and snacks for the
players.

DAVA, Ladies Auxiliary meets the first Thursday of
every month at 5:00 PM. same as above. DAVA also has
Bingo every Wednesday beginning at 11:00 A.M. at the Hall
with food, etc.

We would like to see more of you supporting this cause.
All of the money raised from these functions go directly to
the local veterans. If you have any questions or need-addi-
tional information, please call Commander Fred Heinrich
at 352-493-9377 or Commander Dorothy Caldwell at 352-542-
7254.


SPRINGHOUSE

QUILTER'S NEWS

Springhouse Quilters will
be participating in the Craft
and Quilt Fes-
tival ,on ":
March 14.
They will have
a station setup
in the gray ,
building next
door to the
Gilcrhist
County Jour-
nal on Main
Street in Tren-
ton. The
building will
be staffed with
Springhouse
members demonstrating
hand quilting and having
cookbooks, lapel pins, raffle
tickets and a speciality
thimble for sale. Some of
the members will be dis-


playing some of their quilts
in this building.

The Springhouse beginner
classes are now about mid-
way of the 8-week classes
which began in January
There are 10 of
the new mem-
bers, all anxious
XR'Mfl& to be done with
the beginner
classes. The se-
ries of classes
gives a.beginner
a strong founda-
tion for quilting
with several tech-
niques such as
curves, points,
triangles, paper
a- piecing and ap-
plique being
taught during the class
time.

For meeting dates, time and
other information about
Springhouse, please call
Lois Scott, 463-2207.


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SHINE VOLUNTEERS
NEEDED in DIXIE
COUNTY

(Serving Health Insur-
ance Needs of Elders)

A Program of the Florida
Department of Elder Af-
fairs Providing free, unbi-
ased counseling to
Medicare recipients

Help seniors and those
soon to turn age 65 in your
hometown community:
* Answer Medicare
Questions and Resolve
Problems
* Make Informed
Choices About Their
Health Plans
* Save Money. on
Their Prescription Medica-
tions
* Inform Them of
Medicaid Programs for
Which They May be Eligi-
ble

COMPREHENSIVE TRAIN-
ING PROVIDED AT NO
COST in JUNE 2009
Mileage expenses reim-
bursed Lunch provided
Basic computer skills need-
ed; bilingual persons are
encouraged to apply

CALL THE ELDER
HELPLINE TODAY 1-800-
262-2243 and tell them you'd
like to learn more about
volunteering with SHINE.


Be a hero by
donating the
lifesaving gift
of blood

Steinfiatchee Fla. If
someone you knew saved the'
lives of three people, would
you call them a hero? Well,
LifeSouth and the Stein-
hatchee community are
teaming up to encourage
people to be a hero by donat-
ing blood. The chance to
save lives will come soon,
when they team up to host a.
blood drive on Friday, March
27th. Look for the bloodmo-
bile at Mason's Market be-
tween the hours of 11 a.m.
and 6 p.m.

"Every 2 seconds someone
needs a lifesaving transfut-
sion," said LifeSouth doitoZ;
consultant, Joyce Higgins.
"Please give blood today!"

All who donate will receive
a recognition item and a
complimentary cholesterol
screening. Donors must be
at least 16 years old, weigh
110 pounds or more, and
have photo I.D. 16-year-olds
require written parental
consent. For more informa-
tion about becoming a donor
or about blood drives in
your area, call toll-free (352)
334-1000 or visit www.life-
south.org.


Community Yard Sale

March 28th.
Table rental $5 Bring your own and set up free.
LIVE band and BBQ on site to draw a crowd.
Old Town Produce Corner of US 19 and HWY
349


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Thursday March 12, 2009


Local


Wildfire Danger
Increasing; Bronson Asks
For Public's Help In Fire
Prevention

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida is
experiencing twice the wild-
fire activity of a year ago
and the danger is increasing
every day, Florida Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson said today.

Bronson is urging residents
to do their part to prevent
wildfires by avoiding any un-
necessary outdoor burning.
They should also check with
their local Division of
Forestry office or county gov-
ernment to determine if
there is a local burn ban in
effect.

"Prevention is the key," Bron-
son said. "We're asking resi-
dents and visitors alike to ex-
ercise extreme caution when
you use anything that in-
volves fire or high heat. Be-
fore conducting any outdoor
burning, check with officials
to see if it is a dangerous
burning day and if there is a
local burn ban in effect."

A lack of substantial rain-
fall, especially in Central and
South Florida, coupled with
recent freezes throughout the
state, has left Florida's vege-
tation ripe for wildfires.
Wildfires can start easily, in-
tensify quickly and move


rapidly because of the cur-
rent conditions.

Statewide, the Keetch-Byram
Drought Index (KBDI) cur-
rently stands at 520, well
above normal.for this time of
the year. Moreover, the index
shows that nearly half of
Florida is well above the
statewide average and is ex-
periencing "severe" dry con-
ditions. The KBDI measures
available soil moisture and
runs from 0 (saturated) to 800
(desert-like).

Additional tips for residents
to help prevent wildfires in-
clude:

-- Never leave a campfire un-
attended.
-- Don't throw cigarettes or
other lighted material out of
car windows.
-- Clear gutters of leaves and
other debris, and remove
vegetation from around
homes, creating a 30-foot de-
fensible space.
-- Do not park motor vehicles
or equipment in areas where
the hot catalytic converter
could ignite grass, leaves or
debris.

For other wildfire prevention ac-
tions you can take, and recom-
mendations to help increase the
probability that your home and
community can survive a wild-
fire disaster, visit the Florida Di-
vision of Forestry website at
http://www.fl-dofcom or contact
your local Florida Division of
Forestry field office.


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for a Trusted Choice agency that
offers you a choice of insurance
companies so you can choose the
policy that's right for your needs.

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Don't miss this

next year!

Friends of the Lower
Suwannee & Cedar Keys Na-
tional Wildlife Refuges,
Refuge Manager John Kas-
bohm and Refuge staff host-
ed their Annual Meeting
and Open House last week-
end in the town of Suwan-
nee. The public was invited
to enjoy the special event.


The Friends held their an-
nual business meeting, vot-
ed in the new Board of Di-
rectors, and welcomed mem-
bers, old and new to the
eighth such meeting. This
year, the town of Suwannee
was the venue for the event,
in order to showcase the
spectacularly scenic Dixie
County half of the Refuge.

University of Florida re-
searcher and guest speaker,
Dr Peter Frederick en-
thralled the group with
more to know about ibises
than one would think possi-
ble. As the group learned
more, they also realized that
when it comes to our
wildlife, there are more
questions than answers as
we begin to feel the reality
of climate change..

Dr 'Dawn Miller of Eye of


the Eagle Wildlife Sanctu-
ary entertained the Friends
group with her collection of
rehabilitated owls, hawks,
and a juvenile swallow-
tailed kite. The injured
birds that can never fly
again will remain with Dr
Miller as educational birds.
Cameras flashed throughout
the presentation and the
birds seemed use to it.

Then everyone went out-
side. Tours by pontoon boat,
kayak, and hayride took


members and visitors into
parts of the Refuge most
don't see. Habitat, forestry
and prescribed burns were
interpreted by the Refuge
Forester Daniel Barrand.
Prescribed Fire Specialist
Vic Doig explained the fire
equipment on display and
demonstrated their uses.

It was a perfect day for a
boat ride or paddle on the
Suwannee River. The Flori-
da Cracker Cook-out could-
n't have been surpassed.

The Friends of the Lower
Suwannee & Cedar Keys Na-
tional Wildlife Refuge are
enthusiastic about the 53,000
acres of public lands that
are in our own backyard.
They share their passion for
the diverse landscape with
all of us at their Annual
Meeting an event not to be
missed.


WOODMEN ON THE
WORLD
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MARCH 1 7 AT 6:30
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and I won Tiny Mr. AES in
the Valentine Pageant at
Anderson. I would like to
thank my sponsors for
helping me out. Thank you
to Buddy and Sonia Weeks,
Scott and Dana Wright,
Kevin and Lisa Sumrall,
The Dixie County Advo-
cate, and of course my
mom and grandparents.

I had so much fun and can't
thank everyone enough.

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Levy County Republicans Monthly Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Levy County Republican Exec-
utive Committee will be held on Monday, March 16, 2009, at
Bubbaque's Restaurant in Chiefland formally known as
Bell's. We will start with food and fellowship at 6:30pm fol-
lowed by our meeting at 7pm. Our new chair, Michelle
Finnen has brought many new exciting fresh ideas. All Re-
publicans are welcome to join us.

Our Lincoln Reagan Memorial Dinner will be on Fri-
day, March 27 at Bubbaque's Restaurant in Chiefland. Our
speaker will be the former Speaker of the Florida House of
Representatives, Marco Rubio. He is best known for his
book 100 Innovative Ideas for Florida's Future. Rubio trav-
eled around the state to gather ideas from citizens for this
book. During his tenure as Speaker Marco Rubio champi-
oned a conservative, small-government approach to Flori-
da's government. A few tickets are still available at our
meeting or call Juanita at (352) 339-0747.

Now is the time for ALL REPUBLICANS TO WORK
TOGETHER so please attend our events and get involved.


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Monday, March 16, 2009
from 7:00 PM to 8:30 pm.
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Economic Recovery
Payments Coming For
People Who
Receive Social Security
And SSI Benefits

By Donna Maitland
Social Security District Manager,
Gainesville, Fl

The American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009,
which the President signed
into law in February, pro-
vides for a one-time payment
of $250 to people receiving
Social Security and Supple-
mental Security Income (SSI)
benefits.

The one-time recovery pay-
ments will go out in May 2009
and all payments should be
received by the end of May
In April, Social Security will
send a letter with additional
information to each person
who is eligible for the one-
time payment. The pay-
ments will be sent automati-
cally, meaning no action is
required on the part of the
person receiving benefits.
The economic recovery pay-
ments will be made separate-
ly from regular monthly So-
cial Security and SSI pay-
ments.

All adults who receive Social
Security benefits, including
disabled adult children (but
not minor children) are eligi-
ble for $250 payment. In ad-
dition, all persons who re-
ceive SSI payments, includ-
ing minor children, are eligi-
ble for the payment. Anyone
who receives benefits or who
was eligible to receive bene-
fits during any of the three
months prior to enactment
(November and December of
2008 and January 2009) will


receive the one-time payment
as long as the address of
record is in one of the 50
states, the District of Colum-
bia, Puerto Rico, Guam,-U.S.
Virgin Islands, American
Samoa, or the Northern Mar-
iana Islands.

The payments will be made
in the same way that regular
monthly payments are made.
People with direct deposit
will receive their payments
electronically. Those who re-
ceive paper checks will re-
ceive their payments in the
mail. People who receive
regular payments through
the Direct Express debit card
will receive their one-time
payments through the card.

If someone receives both So-
cial Security and SSI, only
one payment of $250 will be
made. The economic recov-
ery legislation also provides
for a one-time payment to re-
cipients of Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA) and
Railroad Retirement Board
(RRB) benefits. However, if
you receive Social Security
or SSI benefits and you also
receive VA and/or RRB bene-
fits, you will only receive one
$250 payment. The Social Se-
curity Administration will
send you this payment.

To assist in processing the
payments as efficiently as
possible, please do not con-
tact Social Security unless do
not receive a payment by
June 4, 2009. Information is
available at www.socialsecu-
ritygov and will be updated
regularly.

To learn more about the
American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009,
visit www.recovery.gov.


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Thursday March 12, 2009 '


Local


Redneck Tech
by Eli Loy


Interesting Stuff




The SmartNav 4

Is it a GPS? Nope. The SmartNav is a new human in-
terface device that gets rid of your mouse. Designed
for folks with disabilities, and those who are worried
about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, the device is actually
pretty neat.

How does it work? Well, it's got this reflective dot,
you see. You place the aforementioned dot on whatev-
er you want to use as a mouse. The manufacturer
claims that preferred locations for the dot are, your
head, hand, hat, glasses, or your microphone boom..
The SmartNav has a sensor that mounts on your mon-
itor and tracks the dot. According to the company, the
imaging device responsible for dot-tracking is high
enough resolution that it can be set to move your cur-
sor across the entire monitor with a mere one inch of
head movement.

To click, the device has a dwell setting. This will exe-
cute a click if your cursor hovers over an icon, link,
etc, for an adjustable period of time. Alternately, you
can configure buttons on your keyboard to emulate
mouse clicks, or you can purchase some of their ex-
tensive line of buttons, and click with your hands or
feet. You can find out more about this product at:
www.naturalpoint.com

A Singing Stone

The YP-S2 resembles a polished stone. Hence its Peb-
ble nickname. It is available in several colors: black,
white, red, green and purple, and marble. The player's
compact design (measuring 1.7 by 0.7 by 1.6 inches), al-
lows you to fit it in your pocket or hang it like a pen-
dant from the its earphones. While looking rather in-
teresting, the one reviewer did point out that the user
interface could be improved, somewhat. Due to its sin-
gle "Smart Button" and a flashing LED, you'll have to
spend some time reading the manual to learn how to
operate this suave media player.


Not Just For Sewing
Machines Anymore

A new device called the YoGen Max from Easy Energy
allows you to charge up your laptop anywhere in the
world with the power of your foot. If you are at an air-
port with no outlets in sight or on a plane and you
don't mind looking a bit silly and getting weird looks
this could be perfect for you. More importantly this
can keep your laptop going in rural parts of the world
where you won't look silly at all foot pumping your
laptop.

Folded up it is small enough to fit into most laptop
cases and easily go with you anywhere. The YoGen
Max produces 60-80 watts of power when in operation
and when your foot and leg craihp up it can also hold
12 rechargeable AA batteries to keep the power flow-
ing. Easy Energy claims this is enough to keep a typi-
cal laptop going.

This isn't for sale yet, but they say they have a work-
ing protype and are starting to take orders from dis-
tributors. I also don't see any information about how
much this retail for, but hopefully it will be reasonably
affordable. This portable charger could help many
people that need power on the go.

For more information point your browser at:
www.easy-energybiz/yogenmax.html.

Canadians Can Read Your Mind

Canadian researchers can now glean simple prefer-


ences from a person's brain by shining near-infrared
light into their skull.

According to a report in the Journal of Neural Engi-
neering, the study demonstrated the ability to decode
a person's preference for one of two drinks with 80
percent accuracy by measuring the intensity of near-
infrared light absorbed in brain tissue, the scientists
said in a statement.

"This is the first system that decodes preference natu-
rally from spontaneous thoughts," says Sheena Luu, a
University of Toronto doctoral student in biomedical
engineering who led the work under the supervision
of Tom Chau, a specialist in pediatric rehab engineer-
ing at the university's Bloorview Kids Rehab center
Near-infrared light has a longer wavelength than visi-
ble light. In the beginning of the study, nine adult vol-
unteers rated eight drinks on a scale of one to five.

Then, wearing a headband fitted with fiber optics that
emit light into the pre-frontal cortex of the brain, the
subjects were shown two drinks on a computer moni-
tor, one after the other, and asked to make a mental de-
cision about which they liked more.

"When your brain is active, the oxygen in your blood
increases and depending on the concentration, it ab-
sorbs more or less light," Luu said. "In some people,
their brains are more active when they don't like
something, and in some people they're more active
when they do like something."

After teaching the computer to recognize the unique
pattern of brain activity associated with preference
for each person, the scientists accurately predicted
which drink the participants liked best around 80 per-
cent of the time.

Other research has suggested brain activity could be
monitored before decisions are made, perhaps with a
mind-reading hat that would predict what we'll do.

The goal of the new research is ultimately to open the
world of choice to children who can't speak or move.

And Lastly...

It seems that America is having yet another run on
7.62 X 39mm ammunition. The ammo, used primarily
in Kalashnikov rifles, is almost completely out of
stock. A while back, you could get 1,000 rounds of the
mass produced ammo for around $75.00 + shipping.
Now a 1,000 round case will set you back more than
$200.00, if you can find it at all. On the internet I could
not locate a single 1,000 round case of any brand. Wal-
Mart still has some, though. Their "Always Low Price"
for a box of 20 is over $14.00. Ouch.


Real Estate Auction

T AG Suwannee Plantation 9+/- Acres
were March 13th (@ 2:00pm


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


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s les Coury road ircrilage Tennis count and storage
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sides County road frontage Aajoins county part. For-
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Calling all Wigglers
and Walkers

Gainesville, Fla. ---
Crack into spring with the
Florida Museum of Nat-
ural History's "Wigglers
and Walkers" program at
3:30 p.m. March 18 and
April 15. "It's Eggs-cel-
lent" will be a fun-filled,
educational afternoon for
children ages 2-5.

This season, students will
learn about different
types of eggs and the ani-
mals who lay them.
Through arts, crafts and
other activities, young-
sters will discover rep-
tile/amphibian and birds
eggs while exploring the
museum. Activities in-
clude egg painting, make-
your-own turtle and other
take-home projects.

The cost per class for each
adult and child pair is $4
for Florida Museum mem-
bers and $5 for non-mem-
bers. Each additional
child is $1. Pre-registra-
tion is not required, but


GOVERNOR, CABINET
HONOR RESOURCE
MANAGER OF THE YEAR

--DEP Park Biologist awarded
for dedication to protecting
Florida's environment --

TALLAHASSEE Governor
Charlie Crist and the Florida
Cabinet today honored Park
Biologist Charles DuToit of
the Tomoka Basin State
Parks as the 2008 Florida De-
partment of Environmental
Protection (DEP) Jim Steven-
son Resource Manager of the
Year. The award, one of 'the
state's highest environnmen-
tal honors, recognizes Du-
Toit's hard work and commit-
ment to conserving and pro-
tecting Florida's natural re-
sources.



with and teach others makes
him a very valuable member
of the Florida Park Service,"
said DEP Deputy Secretary
for Land and Recreation Bob
Ballard. "The dedication and
hard work demonstrated by
Charlie in his 30 years with
the Florida Park Service
makes him a very deserving
recipient of this honor."

DuToit has served the state
of Florida for nearly 30


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children must be accom-
panied by an adult. Partic-
ipants should arrive early
to park their strollers and
meet new friends.
For more information,
call (352) 273-2061 or visit
www.flmnh. ufl.edu/educa-
tion/childrens_classes.htm.

The Florida Museum of
Natural History is Florida
's state natural history
museum, dedicated to un-
derstanding, preserving
and interpreting biologi-
cal diversity and cultural
heritage. It is located near
the intersection of South-
west 34th Street and Hull
Road in the University of
Florida Cultural Plaza in
Gainesville Hours are 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Sat-
urday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sun-
day Butterfly Rainforest
admission is $9.50 for
adults ($8 Fla. residents)
and $5 for children ages 3-
12. Prices subject to
change. For more infor-
mation, including direc-
tions and parking, call
(352) 846-2000, or visit ,
www.flmnh.ufl.edu.



years, as both a district and
park biologist. As Park Biol-
ogist at the Tomoka Basin
State Parks, he is charged
with protecting natural and
cultural resources across five
state parks in Flager, Putnam
and Volusia counties, an area
of nearly 10,000 acres. He
successfully coordinated a
multi-agency and multi-part-
ner marsh restoration pro-
ject, securing more than
$372,000 in funding and
restoring more than 770
acres and 16 miles of ditch
over the last five years. He is
also highly involved in the
,parks' exotic plant removal,
prescribed burning, cultural
resource management and
research and monitoring pro-
grams.

"I am honored to have been
selected as Resource NManag.
er of the Year. This award is
especially meaningful to me.
because I was fortunate to
work under Jim Stevenson
for eight years after I was
hired by the Florida State
Parks in 1979." said DuToit.
S"When Jim introduced the
term "The Real Florida' -
now a familiar logo to mil-
lions of state park visitors- it
was a visionary idea unify-
ing the values of Florida's
unique natural resources
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Thursday March 12, 2009


Stuff to Do


STATE PARK TO
HOST "SPRINGS
AND BLOOMS"
GARDEN
FESTIVAL

FANNING SPRINGS-The
Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection's Fan-
ning Springs State Park will
Host a festival emphasizing
environmentally friendly
techniques for watering, fer-
tilizing and pest control
practices for the home gar-
dener on March 21, 2009.
The festival will host dis-
plays of irrigation, plant fer-
tilization and pest manage-
ment presented by Universi-
ty of Florida Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sci-
ences and the Nature Coast
Master Gardeners Associa-


There will be demonstra-
tions on xeriscaping and
guided walks showcasing
native landscaping in the
park, as well as native and
ornamental plant sales,
food, and children's games.
There will be drawings for
free plant and prizes all day.
For more information about
the event, visit www. Fan-
ningSpringsGardenFesti-
val.com.
For more-information, visit
www.FloridaStateParks.org.
This will be a free entry
event.
The event will take place:
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Fanning Springs State Park
18020 N. Hwy 19
Fanning Springs, Florida.


tion


FAMILY 1MiNIOfN

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
bbut 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.



Le\rn-to-knt Cl \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
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BLOOD DRIVE
The Bloodmobile will be will
be in Suwannee on the 14th
of March in the Suwannee
Baptist Church parking lot
from 10:00am until 3:30 pm.
There is a critical shortage
of blood in North Central
Florida so please come out
and donate, it only takes a
half Hour. A recognition
item will be given to all that
donate.

DINNER MEETING

The Suwannee River Cham-
ber of Commerce it having a
Dinner to celebrate St.


Patrick's Day Carol West is
cooking Corned Beef, Cab-
bage and Irish Soda Bread.
Please bring a side dish or
desert if you would like.
Please come out and meet the
new Chamber President Russ
McCallister and the rest of
the Chamber officers, and
see what they have planned
for the Chamber and Com-
munity this year.
The activities will start at
6:00pm on the 17th of March.
Please bring your friends
and neighbors so they can
enjoy the dinner and fellow-
ship.


WHAT ARE YOU
DOING ON MARCH 20TH?
Be sure to take time for lunch -the First United Methodist
Church in Cross City will be serving Pulled Pork BBQ on
Buns; with coleslaw and home made Chocolate chip cookies
for only $5.001 Remember: Noon on March 20th, 2009
Delivery will be available in the Cross City area before
noon; or you may come to the Fellowship Hall and eat in or
pick up your lunch.
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 iti


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

David Ryman, webmaster of
the Dixie County Advocate and
Cross City
resident, is forming a
Unux User Group
covering the Nature coast of
Florida called Nature LUG.
Anyone interested in
participating should
email David at
David@DCAdvocate.net.


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.
Well Child & Newborn Care
School & Sports Physicals
* Treatment for Asthma
WIC Coupons
Laboratory & X-Ray


Employment Physicals
Family Planning I OB Care
School Health Services
Preventative Health Care
Dental Services
HIV Anonymous & Confidential Testing


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.


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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.


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Disabled American Veterans
Chapter 63, Cross City
Doors open at 4:30
Early Bingo at 5:30
Regular Bingo at 6:00

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Child and Adult Immunizations
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Kiddy Corner Play Area for Children

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





TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT CALL: (352) 498-1360
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AMERICAN LEGION POST 383- is
open from 9 am until 9 pm. The Le-
gionnaires meet on the 3rd Wednes-
day of each month and the Auxiliary
meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays
of each month; all 3 meetings at 7 pm.
SAL meets on the 1st and 3rd Mon-
days of each month at 7:30 pm. Live
Entertainment every Tuesday night
at 4 pm in the lounge For more in-
formation call 542-2021.

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

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

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

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


TIMBERS
APARTMENTS
$199 MOVE IN
SPECIAL!

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



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

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




3 BR 2 Bath MH Singlewide
for rent, 2 BR 1 Bath Central
Heat/air on one acre between
Old Town and Cross City. FOr
Sale 3 BR 2 Bath on One acre
$25,000 CASH. 352-542-3388.
578-4461.
11

FOR SALE. 1995 3 BR, 2 Bath,
comes with appliances.
Parked in Shady Oaks MHP.
Has shed 15x20 screened
porch, handicapped ramp, pa-
tio, vinyl siding, serious in-
quiries only. 352-498-0642.
9,10,11,12





LOST WALLET. Earnest Saylor
of Old Town lost his wallet in the
Old Town area. Reward if re-
turned. No questions asked. 352-
542-5172.
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UPRIGHT DOGHOUSE
BASS. New cover, new
strings, great shape. $1,000
cash. Firm. 352-498-7183.
Leave message.
10,11,12,13,14

FREE CAT TO GOOD HOME.
Greaf with kids. Young fe-
male, loves to be held. Call
210-9398.
11

AIR CONDITIONER &
HEATER. $200. Window A/C
$70 each, Hog 400 lbs $170,
Goat, looks & acts like howrs,
$90 498-4186.
11


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXU-.
AL ASSAULT SERVICES: Individ-
ual counseling and support groups
for women and offered through An-
other Way, Inc Services are confi-
dential and free. Contact any of our
Outreach offices at 352-486-3305, 352-
498-1293, (386) 758-4843, or (386) 792-
2747 for an appointment or the loca-
tion and times or group counseling.
Another way, Inc. also provides two
24-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 law enforcement, health
care and educational personnel.
Ufn

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.
Iufn


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
for 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.
UFN


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

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

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 352-356-3831



ROOF REPAIRS $99.00 AND
UP, Call the Roofing Pro's. Ultra
fit) Motal Roofs, Owens Corning
)10 yeor shingles. CCC1326066 Cell
152 53rM-7600.
IJFN


CUSTOM WATER TREAT-
MENT Get rid of that iron, odor,
and hard water! WATTS has the
water treatment that will give you
clean healthy water to cook with
and to drink for the entire family.
I guarantee our systems to re-
move the iron, odors and give you
pure clean water. No more iron
spots or dingy clothes. Financing
available with little or no money
down and low payments. We have
systems for every budget includ-
ing buying or renting your equip-
ment. For all of your water prob-
lems call your local WATTS deal-
er DAVID. B. DOWNING (352) 356-
0474 or (352) 498-2449. We service
what we sell! A member of the
Florida Quality Water.
ufn

DIXIE MONUMENTS 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
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COUNTY MANAGER

The Dixie County Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners is seeking well
qualified applicants for 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 able to 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 full time position with
full benefits. Salary will be based
on qualifications, education and
experience. Dixie County is an
EOE and DFWP.
10,11

ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT

The Town of Cross City is ac-
cepting applicatoins through Fri-
day, March 20, 2009 for an Admin-
istrative Assistant. Experience
in Microwoft Word and Excel is
required. Must be proficient in
sentence structure and English
grammar. Confidentiality
bookeeping and multi-tasking
skills are essential. Applications
may be picked up at City Hall.
Any inquiries may be directed to
City Clerk Angie Bush or City
Manager Mike Cassidy at 498-
3468. Town of Cross City is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.
11

AD SALES REP: Motivated,
friendly, local person needed for
commission-based advertising
sales. Email resume to
editor@dcadvocate.net or apply
in person to the Dixie County Ad-
vocate, Thursday, Monday or
Tuesday


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



THE DIXIE CUB HOUSE, INC.
will be hiring approximately 20-
25 adults for childcare in its new
facility Interested Child care
personnel must begin training
by commencing coursework, ob.
training 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
must 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 couirse-
work and fingerprinting does
NOT guarantee employment.
For more information: Call 498-
0002. Approximate Opening
date: June 2009. 10,11


Registrar Assistant I
Position in Registrar's Office
registering students, processing
transcripts, etc. Must be able to
work under pressure, multi:task,
be detail oriented, and meet
deadlines. Must have high school
diploma or equivalent with 2
years clerical experience. Addi-
tional education may substitute
for experience. Special consider-
ation will be given to applicants
with an Associate Degree or
Certificate in a related area.
Must be proficient in Word and
Excel. Salary $20,583 annually
plus benefits. Application dead-
line: March 25, 2009.
College application required. Po-
sition details and application
available on the web
at: www.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resource
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail:
boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the
Southern Association of Col-
leges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in
Education & Employment
11



ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS
SUMMER 2009

College Level Mathematics
Evening class, Summer B term.
Must have Master's degree in
mathematics or Master's degree
with 18 graduate credit
hours in mathematics. Contact
Paula Cifuentes at 386-754-4260
or cifuentesp@lakecitycc.edu for
details.

Computer Applications
Must have Master's degree with
18 graduate credit hours in com-
puter science. Contact Paula Ci-
fuentes at 386-754-4260 or
cifuentesp@lakecitycc.edu for
details.

AutoCAD/Solid Works
Must have Master's degree with
AutoCAD experience. Day class-
es will be held June-July 2009.
Contact Debbie King at (386)754-
4442 or kingd@lakecitycc.edu

College application and copies of
transcripts required. All foreign
transcripts must be submitted
with a translation and evalua-
tion. Application available at
www.lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the South-
ern Association of Colleges and
Schools VP/ADA/EA/EO Col-
lege in Education & Employ-
ment
11


Dixie County Emergency
Servicsccs Accepting Applica-
tion for an Enhanced
911 Coordinator

Coordinates activities
engaged in receiving emer-
gencytor non-emergency calls,
equipment, policies and proce-
dures.
* Test, inspects, in-
stalls, repairs and operates ra-
dio, telephone, computer and
other needed equipment.
* Reviews dispatch op-
erations to identify technical
and operational needs.
* Responsible for the
proper planning and assigning
of address and road nurrber-
ing.
* Prepares reviews and
maintains reports, statistics
and records.
Participates in the de-
velopment and administration
of the department budget.
* Ideal Candidate will
live in the county and have
easy operations access 24/7
Qualifications
* Fifth Year College or
University program certificate;
or two to four years related ex-
perience and/or training; or
equivalent combination of edu-
cation and experience.
S Must have knowledge
of Database software, Design
software, Internet software,
Spreadsheet software, Word
Processing software, Computer
and Server Security, Trou-
bleshooting and Repair, GIS
and experience in the use of
Map Info.
S Must have experience
in the field of Emergency Med-
ical Services and/or Law En-
forcement.
Salary
* Based Qualifications
and Experience

Applicant must submit to a
background 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
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at
the BCC office on the East end
of the Dixie County Court-
house, 214 NE 351 Hwy, Cross
City, Florida.

This is a full time position
with full benefits. Salary will
be based on qualifications, edu-
cation and experience. Dixie
County is an EOE and DFWP.
Full Job Description and appli-
cation available at:
Board of County Commissioi-
ers Office: 214 NE 351 HWY
Cross City Fl. ,
Or
Emergency Services Office.
56 NE. 210th AVE Cross City,
FL 32628 (352) 498-1240
11,12


USDOT Approves $607

Million Loan to Build
New Express Lanes In
Florida

WASHINGTON Florida 's
plans for congestion relief in
Broward County just re-
ceived help from the U.S. De-
partment of Transportation
through its approval of a
$607 million loan to build
new express lanes on 1-595,
U.S. Transportation Secre-
tary Ray LaHood announced
today Construction is now
expected to begin this sum-
mer.

"The new express lanes will
bring congestion relief and
give drivers more choices for
a better commute on this im-
portant highway in south
Florida ," said Secretary La-
Hood. "This project is part of
the Obama Administration's
commitment to reviving the
economy and putting Ameri-
cans back to work."

The loan will help build
three reversible "high-occu-
pancy toll" (HOT) lanes in
the median along 10.5 miles
of 1-595 running east-west
and linking two key inter-
changes on 1-75 and 1-95. Be-
cause the tolls will vary ac-
cording to traffic volume


DCSO Arrests Minor

For Selling Lortab

to informant

Cross City, Florida- On
March 4, 2009, the Dixie
County Sheriff's Office,
Narcotics Unit served an
arrest warrant in the Cross '
City area. This arrest is a
result of numerous under-
cover operations performed
by the Narcotics Unit.

These arrests mark the be-
ginning to a conclusion of


an inves-
tigation
dating
back to
Novem-
ber 2008.

Arrested
was Josh
Ponce, 17
of Cross
City.


Ponce sold and delivered
the prescription medication
of Lortab to a confidential
source being utilized by the
Dixie County Sheriff's Of-
fice.

Ponce was arrested and
booked into the Dixie Coun-
ty Jail on the charge of
Sale of a Controlled Sub-:
stance, the substance being
the prescription medication
of Lortab. He is currently
being held on a $25,000
Bond.

If you have any informa-
tion concerning sale of ille-
gal drugs, you are asked to
contact the Dixie County
Sheriff's Office Narcotics
Unit at 498-1230.


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


WANTED: 2 or three cheap baby
pigs, sheep or goats for land
clearing & pets. We won't eat
them. Delivery to Old Town area
preferred. Call Kathy 542-0103 or
email
kathymckinney@hughes.net


throughout the day, drivers
using the new lanes will en-
joy less traffic congestion.

The lanes will be built as
part of a public-private part-
nership between the Florida
Department of Transporta-
tion and ACS Infrastructure
Development that will make
the improvements possible 15
years sooner than under con-
ventional means. The agree-
ment calls for ACS to fi-
nance, build, operate and
maintain the project for a 35-:
year term. The Florida De-
partment of Transportation
(FDOT) will set and collect
the tolls on the facility and
make payments to ACS annu-
ally based on its successful
operation of the road.

Secretary LaHood said the
loan, made possible by the
Transportation Infrastruc-
ture Finance and Innovation,
Act (TIFIA), helped to lever-
age well over $750 million in
private bank debt and over
$200 million in private equity
for the project's projected '
cost of $1.8 billion. The loan
provides low-cost, fixed-rate
financing with flexible repay-
ment terms to the private -
partner and reduces costs to
FDOT. "This is just the latest
example of this Administra-
tion's commitment to getting
Amenricans back to work,"
Secretary LaHood added.


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Legals, etc.


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF
ORDINANCE

BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
an ordinance, whose title here-
inafter appears, will be considered
for enactment by the Board of
County Commissioners, Dixie Coun-
ty, Florida, at a public hearing held
on April 2, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., or
as soon thereafter as the matters
can be heard, in the County Com-
mission Meeting Room, Dixie Coun-
ty Courthouse, Cross City, Florida.
Copies of said ordinance may be in-
spected by any member of the pub-
lic at the Office of the County Clerk
located at Dixie County Courthouse,
214 N.E. Highway 351, Cross City,
Florida, during regular business
hours. On the date, time and place
first above mentioned, all interested
persons may appear and be heard
with respect to the ordinance.

ORDINANCE 09-02

AN ORDINANCE IMPLEMENTING
A SPEED LIMIT OF
15 MPH ON COUNTY ROADS SE
153 AVENUE,
SE 548 STREET, AND SE 159 AV-
ENUE. REPEALING
ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT
AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.



hThe public hearings may be contin-
jued to one or more future dates.
,Any interested party shall be ad-
ivisdd that the date, time and place
of any continuation of the public
hearings shall be announced during
the public hearings and that no fur-
ther notice concerning the matters
will be published.

All persons are advised that, if they
decide to appeal any decision made
at the public hearings, they will
need a record of the proceedings
and, for such purpose, they may
need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based.
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Notice of Public
Sale

The following personal property of
Richard Wayne Crocker will; on
April 23, 2009 at 11:00 am at the of-
fice of Shady Oaks RV & Mobile
Home Park, located at 153 NE
300th Street, Cross City, Dixie
County, FLorida, be sold for cash to
satisfy storage fees in accordance
with 715.109 Florida Statute.

,Year/Model: Ford Econoline (1988)
yVIN #1FDKE30G8JHA21461 Title
#74180307.

.11,12




:The Town Council of

:Cross City will have
a Special meeting

on Monday, March
16th

at 7:00 PM

at City Hall

in Cross City
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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.


NOTICE OF PROFESSIONAL
SERVICES DESIRED,
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA

Pursuant to Section 287.055,
Florida Statutes, and procedures
of Dixie County, notice is hereby
given that Requests for Qualifica-
tions are invited from engineering
and architectural firms or individu-
als to render complete profession-
al services, including, without limi-
tation, airport planning, preliminary
and final design (including design
testing and surveying), engineer's
reports, contract documents, con-
struction testing, construction ad-
ministration, inspection and resi-
dent engineering, and related pro-
fessional services to accomplish a
grouping of construction, recon-
struction, expansion, and renova-
tion projects at the Cross City Air-
port, including, but not limited to:

1. Airport Master Plan
2. Master Drainage Plan
3. Economic Development
and Marketing Plan
4. Fuel Form
5. Terminal Apron Crack
and Joint Sealing
6. Airport Business Park
Development
7. Hangars and other Air-
port Structure
8. Pavement
rejuvenation/repaving and any
other related services needed for
the Cross City Airport
9. Handling issues dealing
with FDOT and FAA

The scope of each project will be
negotiated with the successful firm
or individual as the need for the
project arises, and will be accom-
plished on an addendum basis to
an individual contract. The agree-
ment to be entered into between
the County and the successful
firm or individual will be a continu-
ing contract, as defined in FS Sec-
tion 287.055 (2)(G). The firm or
individual selected by the County
to perform these professional ser-
vices will be required to satisfy the
County's DSE requirements. In-
terested firms or individuals are
requested to indicate their interest
in these services by submitting
seven (7) duplication packets on
or before 3/24/09 at 11:00 AM to
Clerk/Auditor Dana Johnson of
Dixie County, Dixie County Court-
house, 214 NE 351 Hwy, Cross
City, Florida 32628. Submissions
will be opened at the BCC meet-
ing room on 3/24/09 at 11:00 AM.

Presentations and ranking will be
at the BCC meeting room on
3/26/09 at 1PM before the Cross
City Airport Advisory Committee.

This letter of interest must be ac-
companied by past experience in
similar types of projects. Among
the factors the County will consid-
er are the capabilities, personnel,
and experience of the firm or indi-
vidual. The County intends to cer-
tify from those firms or individuals
submitting a response to this invi-
tation a final selection, pursuant to
the .County's procedures and the
Florida Statutes.

In accordance with FS Section
287.055 (10), the County declares.
that all or portions of the docu-
ments and work papers prepared
pursuant to this invitation shall be
subject to reuse by the County.
Only those firms submitting letters
of interest and qualifications which
meet the requirements herein
specified will be considered for the
services contemplated herein, re-
gardless of past contracts with
Dixie County.
11,12


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO 15-2008-CA-149

COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS,
SERVICING, LP, PLAINTIFF, VS.
LEONARD THOMAS HART; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF LEONARD
THOMAS HART; UNKNOWN
TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT
II; JAMES D. HEDRICK, and any
unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and other un-
known persons or unknown
spouses claiming by, through and
under any of the above-named
defendants, Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: LEONARD THOMAS HART,
246 36TH AVENUE, VERO
BEACH, FL 32968, UNKNOWN
SPOUSEO F LEONARD
THOMAS HART, 1367 NE 644TH
STREET, OLD TOWN, FL 32680

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STAT-
ED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UN-
KNOWN

And any unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and other un-
kown persons or unknown spous-
es claiming by, through and under
the above-named Defendant(s) if
deceased or whose last known
addresses are unknown.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose mort-
gage covering the following real
and personal property described
as follows, to -wit:

LOT 8, BLOCK D, KING WOOD-
LANDS SUBDIVISION, as per plat
thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1,
Page 175, of the Public Records
of Dixie County, FLorida.

has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on John Howarth Farren, Butler
and Hosch, PA, 3185 South Con-
way Road, Suite E, Orlando,
FLorida 32812 and file the original
with the Clerk of the above-styled
court on or before 30 days from
the first publication, otherwise a
Judgment may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.

WITNESS my hand and seal of
said Court on the 3rd day of
March, 2009.

In accordance with the Amnericans
with Disabilities Act persons need-
ing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding
should contact Marvin Brannin
352-498-1246 Voice 1-800-955-
8771 TDD or via FLorida Relay
Service at 800-955-8770.


Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dana D. Johnson, by: Karen Lev-
erett, Deputy Clerk.
11,12


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ALSO DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR DIXIE
COUNTY
CASE NO 15-2008-CA-64

FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, PLAIN-
TIFF VS.
JOE ALLAN RILEY, III, ETAL, DE-
FENDANTS,

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated March 5, 2009, and
entered in Case No 15-2008-CA-64,
of the Circuit Court of the Third Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for DIXIE Coun-
ty, FLorida, wherein Flagstar Bank,
FSB, is a Plaintiff and JOE ALLAN
RILEY, III, SHANNON R> RILEY:
UNKONWN TENANT 31, UN-
KNOWN TENANT 32 are the defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at 11 AM, Dixie
County Courthouse, on April 14,
2009, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment to wit:
SEE ATTACHED MARKED AS EX-
HIBIT A

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 pen s must file
a claim within 60 days after the
sale.

DANA JOHNSON, Clerk of the
Court, Karen Leverett, As Deputy
CLerk

Dated this 5th day of March, 2009.

Important
In accordance with the American
with Disabilities Act, persons need-
ing a reasonable accommodation to
participate in this proceeding
should, no later than seven (7) days
prior, contact the Clerk of the
Court's disability coordinator at 352-
498-1200, PO Box 1206, Cross City,
FL 32628. If hearing impaired, con-
tact TDD 800-955-8771 via Florida
Relay System.

EXHIBIT A

A parcel of land in Government Lot
1, in Section 36, Township 10
South, Range 13 East, Dixie Coun-
ty, FLorida; being more particularly
described as follows:

For a point of reference, commence
at the Southwest corner of Govern-
ment lot 1, in said Section 36,
thence run North 89 D 55' 13" East,
along the South line of said Govern-
ment Lot 1, a distance of 540.0 feet
to the Point of Beginning; thence
continue North 89D 55'13" East, a
distance of 330.0 feet; thence North
OOD 24'39" West; parallel to the
West line of Government Lot 1, a
distance of 630.0 feet, thence South
89D 55'13" West, a distance of
330.01 feet, thence SOuth OOD
24'39" East, a distance of 630 feet
to close on the Point of Beginning.
11,12


Thursday March 12, 2009


One way or another, any government which remains
in power is a representative government. If your city
government is a crooked machine, then it is because
you and your neighbors prefer it that way -- prefer it
to the effort of running your own affairs.
Hitler's government was a popular government; the
vast majority of Germans preferred the rule of
gangsters to the effort of thinking and doing for
themselves. They abdicated their franchise.
--Robert A. Heinlein


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

A 'Resolution vacating said roads
was duly adopted.

Angie Bush, Town Clerk
10,11


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-CI, PLAINTIFF, VS.
JAMES T. AIKEN, ET. AL, DEFEN-
DANT(S)
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE 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 ELLAJ. 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.


ALSO DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGINNING ATA 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

10,11


Bronson Warns Consumers About Stimulus

Money Scams

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H. Bronson is warning Florida
residents not to fall for scams involving federal government
stimulus dollars. Numerous scams are surfacing, some at-
tempting identity theft and others seeking an "advance fee"
payment.

Consumers are being spammed with emails promising stim-
ulus money grants or offering to help them qualify for stim-
ulus funds. One email claims "Congratulations! You've been
selected to receive a FREE Stimulus Check in the amount of
$613.27!" Consumers are asked to provide their bank ac-
count numbers and other personal information in order for
the money to be deposited into their accounts; but, instead,
con artists drain their accounts or steal their identities. In
some cases consumers are told they must pay an advance
fee for a grant or that they can obtain a list of economic
stimulus grants for a fee. The email requires the consumer
to send a cashier's check or requests the consumer's credit
card information.

"It's clear that criminals are preying on the public's despera-
tion and using the stimulus plan to con people out of their
hard-earned money," Bronson said. "They should just delete
these emails as quickly as possible and understand that the
federal government is not providing stimulus money over
the Internet."

Bronson points out that the government does not charge
people to apply for grants and information about grant pro-
grams is provided for free.

Anyone who thinks they may have already been victimized
should report the scam to the Federal Trade Commission.
Complaints can be filed in English and Spanish online at
http://www.FTC.gov or by calling 1-877-382-4357.


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Obituaries and Faith


Guest Evangelists to Speak at

Lighthouse Word Church

International Evangelists Dr.'s Kevin and
Leslie McNulty, will be speaking at Lighthouse Word
Church on Sunday, March 29th at 10:30 am.

While the world was reporting that the doors
to Russia were closing, Dr.'s Kevin & Leslie McNulty,
co-founders of Christian Adventures International,
were launching the largest tent ministry in history
across the former Soviet Union and Eurasia. Partner-
ing with Dr. T. L. Osborn, the NcNulty's have pro-
claimed the Gospel to millions in more than 50 na-
tions for over 28 years, speaking to multitudes from
5,000 to 250,000 while holding conferences and out-
door events. Many have been miraculously healed at
their crusades. Their expert insight and rich experi-
ence will energize you and equip you for the BIG
plans GOD has for your life.

A covered dish dinner will follow the service.
Call 493-1554 for more information.









The Walkers will be at Calvary Temple on
Sunday March 22nd at 10:30 a.m. If you en-
joy good gospel music combined with excel-
lent ministry, then you will enjoy this family.
Everyone invited!

For more info call Pastor Jim Hurst @ 352-
498-3023


First

Baptist Church of
Steinhatchee

WOW, you missed a
"blessing" if you did not
come hear The Servers, a
Bluegrass Gospel group
from Georgia and Alabama!!
They sang Sunday morning
and again during the
evening service! Praise GOD
for these dedicated men of-
GOD since 1998! Joining The
Servers was Dave Mc El-
wain from Perry just pickin'
and playing! We missed you
and your family! Remember:
the door of the church is
open to all, come on down
and join us as we join to-
gether to LLLL.... listen,
learn, love and live for the
LORD! Every Sunday is so
special, as we gather togeth-
er to praise GOD and wor-
ship HIS Holy Name! A spe-
cial thank you to all the visi-
tors we have been having!
We appreciate each of you!
Please come back again for
lots of love, warm hand-
shakes, friendly smiles and
some GODLY hugs! JUST A
THOUGHT: The closer we
walk with GOD, the clearer
we see HIS guidance! We
will be looking for you!
Please help us pray for
these people for their needs:
Mike Altman, Tom and Sue
Miller, Robin Setzer, Lamar
Williams, Barney Wood,
Brenda Marchant, Timothy
Williams, Bob Pucket, Dana
Brigalia's family, Jodi Ship-
man's Mom, Jimmy Craig,
Diane Miller, Lisa Morrow,
Bob Bowen, Ruth Craig,
Gwen Anderson, Jason Og-


den, Timmy Cannon and all
the unspoken request!
A great big "thank you"
to Fred Mitchell for all the
love, time, work, patience
and energy to fix all of our
Bible and hymnal holders
on the back of our church
pews! We do appreciate and
love you and Ms. Mary Kate!
GOD remembers the unseen
jobs and the good... we
sometimes forget!
Our folks celebrating
their birth last month were:
Freddie Hires, Matthew Elli-
son, Faith Holden, Mike
Blakely, E.J. Walker, Janice
Morrow, Jennifer Ellison,
Lindsey Wood, Sandy Tillis
and Mitch Mitchell! We had
two couples celebrating
their anniversaries: Gary
and Susie Johns, also Mitch
and Carolyn Mitchell!
Are we rising above
these challenging times?
Are we seeking a bailout
from GOD? Are the burdens
getting heavy? Remember:
GOD determines where our
world is going; HE knows
the future! It's like a GPS we
may not know where we are
or exactly where we are go-
ing but GOD does! Come
worship HIM in the midst of
your storm! We can walk
down "life's pathway" to-
gether! Living for CHRIST
brings true freedom! Do you
want to be free? Romans 8:2
tells us we can see the joy
that is ours when we are
"free from the law of sin
and death."
May everyone who reads
this newspaper and all the
people you love, be blessed
this week and through these
difficult times!
always 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
UGd I[ B O I IS II


at McCrabb Baptist


-On Sunday, March 15th at 5:00 pm we will be showing the
movie Fireproof. The movie is free, inspiring and heart-
warming, so please bring the finally and friends. Any ques-
tions, please call the church at 542-2207.


Every day's a perfect gift
of time for us to use.
Hours waiting to be filled
in any way we choose.
Each morning brings
a quiet hope
that rises with the sun.
Each evening brings
the sweet content
that comes with work well done.-
Unknown


Calvary Temple News
It has been a while since Calvary has submitted a news ar-
ticle. By no means does this indicate that good things have
not been happening. God has been richly blessing in many,
many, ways. People are still being saved, healed and encour-
aged in the Lord. Attendance has been steadily increasing
and our Prison Ministry continues to win many souls to Je-
sus. As with any church we do have our share of ups-&-
downs but there are many more "ups" than there are downs.
The primary reason for this article is certainly not to boast
(that always seems to lead to trouble) but to encourage our
readers to take a serious look around today at world events
relative to predetermined world events foretold in the Bible.
What we are witnessing world-wide is not by accident, but
by design. Current events without doubt are leading up to
the return of our Saviour Jesus Christ, "but" before His re-
turn things will probably get much worse before they get
better. Things that are occurring are not necessarily the re-
sult of God's anger, but rather, the result of God's love as He
reminds us of the insecurities of the things we have held
dear. One by one, it seems that the things we have permit-
ted to become our idols (money and wealth) are being re-
moved from our lives. God's people, Israel, never called on
their God until things were made very bitter. Folks, things
are getting very bitter! It's time to look up! Join us at Cal-
vary and let's look up together. We might not be the best but
we are persistent. Services Sunday @ 10:30 and Wednesday
Bible study @ 7:00. In a few weeks we will begin a study
through book of Revelation -- hope you will join us. Pastor
Jim Hurst


Gospel Concert

Featuring

The Reflectsons at

Countryside Chapel

After 16 years in the Gospel
Music arena, The Reflect-
sons are still perpetuating
a rich tradition in the most
modern Southern Gospel of
our time. While their be-
ginning was small and sim-
ple, each year has brought
about new developments
and opportunities that have
grown into what this group
is best known for today.
Each member of the group
contributes new songs reg-
ularly to the performance
repertoire, as well as the
recording releases. Com-
bined, The Reflectsons have
produced recorded and per-
formed approximately 50 of
their original composi-
tions.

Today, The Reflectsons is
comprised of original
founder and member, Dale
Thigpen, who is manager,
emcee and lead vocalist;
Glen, who serves as piano
player and baritone vocal-
ist; Tommy Thigpen joined
the group in May 1997 and
serves as bass vocalist and
sound technician; Leslie
Thigpen joined the group
after marrying Glen in
June 2001, and serves as
alto vocalist. Together
these four create a four-
part family harmony along
with the piano and lively
accompaniment.

You are invited to attend an
exciting time of Gospel Mu-
sic on Sunday, March 22 at
6:00 pm at Countryside
Chapel. For more informa-
tion, pelase call 352-542-
8831.


C6untFyside Chapiel Pentec stal
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


Faith Baptist Church News
We want to thank God for the wonderful warm, sunny
weather He sent our way today. What a refreshing change
from all the cold we've had recently.

Bro. Jackie brought 2 good messages and the special music
was beautiful. If you missed either service, you truly
missed a blessing.

Our upcoming events consist of an open house for Ms. Wil-
da Congrove at her new home in Old Town on the 20th of
this month. We are looking forward to a great time of fel-
lowship.

Also, the Easter Brothers will be at Faith beginning March
29th and going through April 1st. They will be singing each
night, some of the best bluegrass gospel you will ever hear
and also holding a revival. So, there will be singing and
preaching by the Easters Sunday night the 29th through
Wednesday night the 1st. Mark your calendars and come
hear them. You will be glad you did.

If you were visiting with us today, we thank God for you
and want you to know how special you are to us. We pray
that you went away feeling loved and saying it was good to
be in the house of the Lord. We invite you back anytime.

Wednesday night will be our regular monthly business
meeting. As members of Faith, it's our duty to come out
and help take care of His business.

Remember this week to pray for the sick, the bereaved and
especially the lost. We'll be looking for you next week.

New Prospect Baptist News
Nearing the end of a cold winter, the vibrant colors of the
redbuds and maples blooming and the beautiful singing of
the birds reminds us that spring is on its way. What a wofi-
derful day it was to be in church Sunday, listening to the
beautiful hymns, hearing the Word of God proclaimed, and
enjoying the fellowship of other Christians. Choosing his
text from Isaiah 43:10-11, Bro. Billy delivered a well-thought-
out and very strong message, leaving all with much food for
thought. During the evening service, we were treated to a
most interesting report by Bro. Robert, Sis. Tracey, and Bro.
Mike Gaff, complete with a slide show summarizing their
recent mission trip to Honduras. While there, they were
able to help the people with their medical needs, as well as
spreading the gospel of our Savior, Jesus Christ. They re-
ported being most amazed at the enthusiasm of the chil-
dren for learning more about Jesus! We really enjoyed the
presentation, and appreciate their sharing their experi-
ences with this very worthwhile effort.

On Saturday, March 14th, there will be an Associational
Youth Rally at Cross City First Baptist Church, at 6:00 P. M.
The following Wednesday, March 18th, we will have our
monthly Fellowship Supper at the NPBC church annex.

We were delighted to have visitors in both services Sunday,
and welcome you back anytime, along with all others.
Please be diligent in your prayers for those on the church
prayer lists, our military personnel, all our political lead-
ers, and the condition of our nation, especially the great
need for returning God to His rightful place as our ultimate
Leader! May God bless and keep you safe.


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


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


First Baptist Church of Old Town Old Town United Methodist Church
"Welcome To God's House Won't You Come On ln" US 19 Old Town
Sunday School 10A- Morning Worship 11A Food Pantry Open 8am -11 am. 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 i/'
given- life eternally. Wednesday Choir Practice 7P
Pastor Royce Hanshew Pastor Rev. Carl Rainear 7 -
(352) 542-7050 (352) 542-7954

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

F Refuge Church of God Scrub Creek Baptist Church Cross City Church of God
P. 0. 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 AIl People"
-352-498-2892 Bible Studyvice 11A Children's Church 10:30A Morning Worship 10:30A
BBble Tible Study 9:45A- Worship Service-11AEvening Worship 6:30P
Bible Study ues 7:30 Church Training 6P Evening Worship -7P Wednesday Family Training Hour Adult & Teen Ministry,
Praise/Worship Thursday 7:30 Wednesday Prayer Meeting -7P Boy's Brigade & Girl's Club 7:OOP
Sunday School 10:00 Pastor Archie Knowles Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey, Pastor
Noon Day Service starts at Noon (352) 498-5535 (352) 498-3280

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

Harvest Winds Ministries Faith Baptist Church
S1 mile South of Cross City Hwy 19 CR 55A (Between Cross Cty & Old Town)
,iy I -' Sunday School 10:15 The Church With An Open Door'
f"-I I .,1 I i Church 11:00 Sunday School- 9:45AA Morning Worship 11A'
i \I I Evening Worship 7P
S /' ^ S J~O1^ Weds. Morning Prayer Mid-Week Bible Study-Wednesday-F7P
Pastor Charles & Jackie Bechtold Rev. Jackie Pettrey, Pator
352-498-4004 or 498-7896 Rev. Jackie Pettr542ey, Pastor

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
'AChurch You Can Call Home" everyone: Love the brother-
Sunday-Momrning Prayer 9:15A- Sunday School 9:45Ar o Sunday School 10A-Morning Worship 11A
Morning Worship 11A. Evening Worship 7P hood of believers, fear God, Sunday Childrens Church 11A
Wednesday-Prayer Meeting 7P honor the king Sunday Evening 7P Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Bible Study. Mission Friends. RAs, GA'sr e ki Rev. Marvin & Janice Parsley
Pastor Wayne Allen 1 Peter 2:17 R Mai &Janc66arsley
(352) 498-5617 (352) 498-3366
crcrrabbBaltisi Church Holy Cross Catholic Mission [Ro 13~8] Let no d-ebt remain
7391 NE 349 Hwy--Comer of 349N/351 A Hwy 19 South of Cross City
Bruce Sullivan. Pastor. Mass-Sundays-11:30am outstanding, except the
Old Town: 542-2207 Confessions-Sundays 104 : 1, .am continuing debt to love one
CCD Every Wodnesday 6 00 7:15 pm
unda.. y h9 o,45 AM; Church 1100 am. Atl St John the Evangelist in Chiyland another, for he who loves his
Wednesday night 5 30-8:0o-AWANA Grades Pm K thru High School fellowman has fulfilled the law.
Wednesday Night 7 00 PM Bible Study Rosary Every Tusday v 3 00 pi
Van Ministry Bro Foy Coll 356-2294 (352) 493-9723


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