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Thursday, March 26, 2009
Vol. 87. No. 13 14 pages- 1 Section


CONFERENCE NIGHT
Dixie District Schools,
will be host ing
Parent,/Teacher
'Conference Night
Thursday
March 26, 2009.

Teachers will be
available to meet with
parents
S from when school is
dismissed on that day
. through
7:45 PM

All parents are encour-
-'aged to visit their child's
school and confer with
their teacher.
SCHOOLS WILL BE
, CLOSED,
FRIDAY MARCH 27th

SCHOOLS WILL BE
CLOSED
MONDAY MARCH
30th through FRIDAY
APRIL 3rd
for
SPRING BREAK
Anderson Elem. School*
School Advisory Council
to meet Thursday, March
26, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. in the
edia Center at AES.




Thu 82/57-
3126
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and lows in the upper 50s.


Fri 84/60
3/27
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in
the mid 80s and lows in the low
60s.



3t28 85/56

Isolated thunderstorms. Highs in
the mid 80s and lows in the mid
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'Sun2 76/46
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3/30
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in
the upper 70s and lows in the up-
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INDEX
2 ..........Viewpoints
3...Law Enforcement
4....Announcements
5..................Hoops
6................. Local
7................Local
8...................Schopl
9..............Stuff to Do
10.......................Local
11............Classifieds
12............Local
13...............Legals
14......0Obits & faith
15.......Entertainment
16..........Ip t"neino-


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Hires Cross City Manager Mike Cassidy to replace County Manager Arthur Bellot

The DLx ie County Commis- impact fees last year and it being used to pave the road,
sion voted Thursday is unclear at this time what he asked Mr. Bishop, "If you
evening to approve an act to will replace lost revenue, got one-half the car painted,
reduce impact fees on new then the other half-..could
construction. This change . .- you sell that to your wife?"
has been championed from
the beginning bly new Cor- -- Mr. Bishop replied that "We
missioner Gene Higginboth- always hear, 'We got the B
am, who made it a keystone team, other counties get the
of his campaign. His A team.'" He continued,
promise to lower rates was "The work meets the mini-
kept, and the new fees will mum requirements, but
be $1,000 for the first 1,000 only the minimum. There's
square feet, With a dollar a reception that they can
per foot for each additional do less here and get by with
Square foot, with a $3,500 it." He finished with a
limit. warning that "if we tighten
up on that (the require-
' Commissioner Troy John- Retiring County Manager Anhur Bello ments), the price could go
son opposed the rate cap, up."
saying that "without that
cap lifted. I'll vote against Lower impact fees should in- The Commission also voted
it." He explained after the crease residential growth to to replace retiring County
meeting that he was in favor the area, which may make Manager Arthur Bellot with
of lower fees, but felt that a up for the lost funding. current Cross City Manager
newcomer to the county who Mike Cassidy. at a salary of
could afford to build a 7,000 Phil Bishop appeared to up- $70,000. Mr. Cassidy's re-
square foot home should be date the Commission on the placement at City Hall has
able to pay folr the $1.00 per Shired Island Road paving. not been hired yet. Cassidy'
square foot impact fee, and Commissioner Hunt ex- was generous in his praise
that the cap does a d isser- pressed his disappointment of Mr. Bellot, saying that "I
vice to Dixie County resi- in the work quality done by don't know if I can fill those
dents of more modest Anderson Columbia, the shoes." The County also
means. Impact fees are used contractor on the job, by voted to hire Chuck Elton as
.to fund County services like saying "We're not getting the new County 911 Coordi-
EMS and the Sheriff's Of- the same quality that we see nator, citing his known
fice. The County collected in other counties." Refer- talent for technology
approximately $175,000 in ring to the method that is


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Plans for the updates to the Horseshoe Beach park were presented at the Workshop by
Bailey. Bishop and Lane prior to the County Commission meeting on Thursday. The park
will be getting some much-needed parking, docking and a new boat ramp.


Giant chicken


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attacks Old Town

O(Well, not really '
but we couldn't re-
sist the headline.)
Stephenson's 349
:Express is sport-
ing a "ginor-
mous" new land-
mark. The story
of the 1200 pound
rooster started
two years ago.
Mr. Hugh Edge
had Jody "
Stephenson move
the rooster to his
house on the riv-
er. A few weeks
. ago, Mr. Edge
called Jodyand
told h im that sad-
ly his wife was
ill, and the family
was moving to --
Gainesville. He
wanted Jody to have the rooster to put in front of the store.
Stephenson's Store would like to thank Mr. Edge, he cer-
tainly has everyone talking about the rooster. Please feel
free to stop by and take a picture with him.


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City Seeks

New

Manager

At the Cross City Council
meeting Monday night, dis-
cussion centered on replac-
ing City Manager Mike Cas-
sidy; who has given notice to
go to the County Manager's
position. The City will be
taking applications for two
weeks, and then a commit-
tee of four: City Clerk Angie
Bush, Mike Cassidy, City Po-
lice Chief Wesley Jones and
Council Vice-President Dot
Smith will schedule inter-
views for the top three appli-
cants so that the Council
can decide on a recommen-
dation.for the post.

Discussions were also made
on Cross City's ongoing
problems with water issues
and joining the Nature
Coast Water Authority
Councilman Rick Gooding
cited his concern that Cross
City would be placed in com-
petition with the GUA for
grant funding to upgrade
the existing water plant, and
stated that if that were to be
the case, then he would ad-
vise not joining the GUA.
Cassidy reminded him that
"Without good water, we
don't have anything to offer
to the GUA."


Bears do some


heavy lifting


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Everett Quesenberry going for the lift


The DCHS weight-lifting
team's 6-0 record has won it
a spot at the District meet.
It will be held on Thursday,
March 26th at the DCHS
gym. Lifting will start at
10:30. Please come out and
encourage our local high,
school muscle-men.
The team this year is Chris
Blacketer, Eric Schulese-
tmeyer. Garrett Rogers, Kyle
Skelly. Frank Denny,
Thomas Albach, Paden


Kalishek, Travis Pierce, Lo-
gan Hodge, Coleman Davis,
Steve Godbolt. Ryan Tomp-
kins, Markell Harris. Rod-
ney Scott. Wade Wilkerson.
Cody Spurwlin, Klint Wood,
Robert Simmons, Mike
West, Ric Wittington, Jr.,
Washington Huy, Everette
Quesenberry, Jared Corbin,
Zack Lashley, and John
Weeks.
See more photos, pg. 5


Lock your doors:

Crime Spree hits Dixie

Multiple locations involved in early-morning burglaries
around Cross City and Outskirts


A&K Nursery, Ace Hard-
ware and Rick's Seafood
werb among the victims
of a theft spree that was
discovered on Wednesday,
morning in and around
Cross City Art Wyckoff
stated that "A&K was bro-
ken into early Wednesday
morning with the rascals
getting off with the
overnight cash box only."

At Rick's Seafood, the
masked thieves managed
to break in through a
window around 2 am,
bust open the safe and
steal the money from
within. They also took a
pistol, vandalized the
flooring with profanity,
and trashed the office.
Luckily Rick's Seafood
has video cameras and
the two-hour crime-fest
was caught on video in
its entirety.


Naveen Rana, the owner
of Rick's Seafood said
that-"This is the third
break-in in fourteen
months. I spoke to
Dewey (Hatcher) yester-
day and told him they
need to. patrol this area
more often."

Ace Hardware was hit
early Thursday morning.
The cash drawer and safe
were broken into and the
money was removed. No
merchandise was stolen,
and no vandalism was re-
ported.

The Advocate requested
police reports on the
break-ins from the Cross
City Police Department
and the DCSO, but none
was provided by press
time. The cases are be-
ing jointly investigated
'by both agencies.


D.C.H.S. Baseball Team

beats Bronson 5-0!

by Angel Lee
The Bears
beat Bronson
5-0 on Monday
evening in a
downpour,
breaking their
less-than-stel-
lar record
lately Full sto-
ry and photos,
next week.

On March
17th, the
Bears opened
up there 3
game homes-
tand by taking
on the Red
Devils of .
Williston. Up -
first was the
JV Game. The
Bears played a
.good game, and never gave up, and in the 7th, down 7-
2, the Bears rallied for a few hits, and pushed 2 runs
across the plate.

See BEARS, pg 5


Briefs Commission approves lower impact fees


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A dumb idea that didn't

quite make it

We didn't hear much about this from the elite media, but as
recently as last week President Obaima was promoting an idea
that amounted to mak ing wounded veterans (actually, all vet-
erans with service-connected disabilities) pay for own their
health care.

Specifically. Obama wanted veterans with private insurance
to cover treatment for their service-connected disabilities..
through the coverage that the veteran bought and paid for. In
other words. join the Army, go overseas to fight for your coun-
try. and if you get shot up or rim over by a tank, be glad you
bought health insurance before you joined up, because the
cost of treating your wounds will be your red wagon. GI.
Wouldn't that make a great pitch for a recruiting sergeant to,
use?

We weren't offered any specifics as to what would happen to
those Aio didn't have their own, bought and paid for, insur-
ance policies, or those who had allowed their premiumsto
lapse: but I am assuming that they would not simply be left to'
languish on the field of battle. However it would hardly be be-
yond the realm of possibility that an administration that ansx-
ious to shift the burden of service-connected injuries to the
personnel who experienced these conditions to assess the un-
insured for these costs by withholding subsequent pay and/or
other monetary benefits. "

Anid what about someone killed in battle? Does that person's
family get a bill for the coffin. and perhaps also the American
flag? If that sounds ridiculous, is it really any more so than
billing private insurance companies when their clients sus-
tain service-connected injuries or disabilities?

There seem to be lawyers who haven't grasped this yet, but in-
surance companies are not sources of unlimited funds. Unlike
the federal government, they are not allowed to utilize print-
ing presses of the sort used by the Treasury Department. In-
surance companies assess risks and set their premiums ac-
cording to the level of risk they're dealing.with. For example,
a guy with three DUI convictions will obviously pay a higher
A premium for his car insurance than the guy who never had so
, much as a parking ticket. .

Likewise, an insurance company is going to place a consider-
ably higher premium on insuring a combat infantryman than
on an accountant. This would cause, insurance rates for mil i-
tary personnel to soar. making them impossible to sustain on
a GI's pay. for which reason the.' would, of necessity, be
dropped. Since service personnel often have policies covering
their families as well as themselves, this could cause an in-
crease in the number of uninsured people. And for those who
managed to retain their insurance, there would be problems
like advance co-payment requirements and pay-out limits that
could be exceeded by one Purple Heart injury

In other words, Obama's idea would open a real can of worms.
Fortunately, the national leaders of our veterans organiza-
tions and a few sensible members of Congress talked Obama
out of this hare-brained idea, though I think we all need to be
wary of its getting slipped into some unrelated bill unnoticed.

What concerns me most is, how did we 'wind up with a presi-
dent who could comelup with such a dipstick idea in the first
place? Where did this guy study American history? We've all
heard about who was mentoring him in his younger years,
but as commander-in-chief of our military, he should at least
take the trouble to acquaint himself with a few basic facts,
like the long established commitment of our government to
provide treatment and care for those wounded or disabled in
our nation defenses.

Obama seems to want the government to do a whole lot of
stuff that is not authorized by the Constitution, and has never
worked well where it has been tried. He needs to forget a lot of
that and get on with the legitimate obligation of government
to take .care of veterans, rather than trying to use insurance
companies as a means to pass the buck to wounded and dis-
abled veterans.


Old McKinney had a farm, E-1-E-.-0


y Kathy McKinney -


A.4nd on thatfarm she had some pigs....I do! I
recently made a trade for a small herd of
"piney woods rooters" with the Shively family Sherry Shiv-
ely is as bad as I am about turning everything into pets, so
after this bunch of hogs wandered up at their house, she .
wouldn't let David eat Mama, or Bacon, so they traded them
to me for some hay. I needed them to eat some palmettos
and stuff in my back yard, and it's working really well. I'm
sitting here on the couch, watching them to their piggy
thing, rooting in the dirt and mud, so happy to just be out in
the sun. The kids love watching them. 'And there is sun.
It's lovely outside.

It's spring! It really is! Whenever the weather is as nice as
it has been lately, I can't seem to walk past a display of seeds
or potting soil without fighting the urge to .
plant,something. The garden did really well Whoever
last year--largely because Doug did all the
work-- and stocked the freezer with acre peas o n' f com,
that lasted quite along time, so I thought I gr to
would give it a shot again this year. I always grss .
:manage to ignore the fact that I do NOT have 0
a green thumb and that.I seem to kill any,
house plant that comes my way I determined deserves be
that I was going'to plant a garden anyway., and doeo
Heck, with the economy the Way it is, it.
seems;like a smart idea, service to

Papa. (no, he's'not-my Papa, but he's my broth-
er-in-law Clay's daddy, but in that Dixie Coun- poltmla
ty way, all of my kids call him Papa, because:
their cqusins do, and I've sort of picked up on
it, too) came out with the. big tractor and' ,
plowed me up a spot. I used to keep horses, there, so the *'
grass from years of hay seeds was as thick as a New Hamp-
sh ire liberal. The grass and weeds were so heavy it took'
him two trips, but he got it done and the kids and I have
spent our spare time this week trying to get the dead grass
out of it. ,

Raking dead grass out of a huge garden'plot is hard work, in
case you were wondering, and it reminds me why families
had so many kids, back in the day. My blisters have blisters.
The kids thought it was big, fun,(for about ten minutes), but
I kept them going by telling them that if they didn't help
rake, they couldn't help plant the seeds, They like to plant,
too. It must be a genetic thing, buried deep into human
DNA...the satisfaction of putting a seed into the ground, and
the hope that it will grow into a beautiful (and tasty) plant.

I had ordered a weird variety of heirloom seeds a few weeks
ago..stuff like cucumbers that look like little watermelons
but taste like lemons, white watermelons, green organic cot-,
ton and black Aztec corn... and got a pound of acre peas
from Debbie at Creekside Farm Supply, and I was ready to
plant them almost as soon as I opened the envelope. Jen-
nifer Bellot stopped me, with a stern and disapproving look,
"Have you checked the signs? You just can't go planting un-
til you've checked the signs." I looked at her with what
must have been a stupid "wha?" look, because them she ex-


Dear Edlton

Three days after the Florida Public Service
Commission allowed Progress Energy to trim
its bills by 11%, they have filed to raise its rates
again with the PSC. What is it they just don't
get about the current economic 6oditions here
in Florida? Their president and CEO, Jeff
.Lyash'here in Florida is quoted as saying: "We,
understand it is difficult for our customers,"
and then continues to rationalize increasing the
rates for electricity. Progress Energy just laid
off 187 operations and maintenarncepersonal.in
Levy County, but somehow needs more dollars
fo r maintenance "for power plants, power lines
and similar costs." If' you believe that one, I've
got a bridge to sell you! In addition, Mr Lyash
is quoted as saying the increase in rates will ,
provide "the opportunity to provide investors a
reasonable rate of return.," What exactly does
he believe that rate to be, when people are los-
ing their homes to foreclosure, have lost their'
401K retirement savings, and our unemploy-
mient rates are one of the highest in the state.
In addition, at a March 18, 2009 community out-:
reach meeting in Citrus County, the representa-
tive of Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite's
office told the 50+ attendees that: "Progress En-
ergy plans on building a Visitor's Center in
Levy County for the. proposed power plant." A
poor choice of prioritizing expenditures for a
plant that we're not sure will ever be built. Fur-
thermore, where is the public outcry for a Visi-
tor's Center in the first place! What are these
people thinking?
The CEO's of Progress Energy Corporation, a
privately owned and operated electric utility a
monopoly, with stock holders, need a reality
check. Their lack of understanding of the.rate
payer's plight in this economic crisis is now be-'
coming reminiscent of the arrogance and greed
displayed by the money barons of AIG and
Citibank, who have misappropriated and squan-'-
dered our tax dollars and violated the public
trust. That being said it is time to take action
with the one entity that can: "Just Say NO" to
Progress Energy's request for another rate hike,
The Public Service Commission.
We are fortunate to have one of our own as a-
member on the Public Service Commission.
Her name is Nancy Argenziano, former State
Senator representing all or part of 13 counties
in Florida, including: Baker, Citrus, Columbia,.
Dixie, Hamilton, Jefferson, Levy, Leon,
Lafayette, Madison, Marion, Suwannee and Tay-
lor respectively
Here is our chance to have our voices heard and
help our Public Service Commissioners do their
duty representing all rate payers being held
hostage by Progress Energy. This decision on
the rate hike is expected to be made in May.
Call our Commissioner Nancy Argenziano in
Tallahassee today at 1-850-413-6038. Leave a
message, if need be, but make your voices
heard!
Suzan Franks, Hernando, FL


plained that I needed to go get one of those county calendars
or a Farmer's Almanac before I planted as much as a pea2!
"If you don't plant it like you're supposed to, you'll have lig,
pretty tomato plants with NO tomatoes on them," she
warned me with an ominous tone. Brandi chimed in, telling
me that somebody told her that if you don't plant your seeds
on a Thursday morning, then the bunnies will eat them. I
remembered Daddy making fun of Granny because she al-
ways "planted her new potatoes with her butt to the full
moon," or something like that.

Isn't all that stuff all old-wives'-tales? Surely so. But do I
want to risk my fledgling garden by not following them? It's
the 21st century. Surely that sort of superstitious stuff does-
n't supersede good agricultural science anymore. I asked '
Paige Corbin, who told me she had already planted her stuff,
"because Mr. (Matt) Cravey told her it was OK, and that he's
been teaching Ag for like 30 years and he
makes two ears knows." That made me feel a little better,
but I didn't remind her that Matt isn't
or two blades of that much older than I am...surely it has-
grow where only n't been 30 years yet! Well, dang, maybe,
l It's close. (OK, now I feel old.) Plus, it al-
one grew before, ways seems to freeze around Easter. I
of asked Gene Higginbotham before aCouin-
tter Of mankind, ty Commissioner's meeting when his dadl-
s more essential dy would be planting his peas. Gene was
noncommital, not giving away any good;
his country than gardening secrets, but said, "Should be
e whole rao of soon." Hm. He always had good peas,
and he hasn't planted them yet, either.
ins put together. Maybe waiting would be a good idea.
-: h Jatha Swit So I put the seeds on my desk and started
to get ready to spin some yarn. I've been
learning to spin, too. It's amazing what you can get on the
internet; I ordered a spinning wheel and three pounds of
corriedale wool from New Zealand. I have to admit I'm as,
good a spinner (so far) as I am a farmer...my yarn is sort of,
lumpy. I'm practicing. Maybe by the time the cotton grow
up, I'll be ready to try spinning that.

The seed packets kept calling to me, though. "Read me! Play
with me!" I couldn't help it. I went ahead and started.the A
cucumbers and melons inside. That satisfied me for a little
while and I could go back to spinning. About the time little
cucumberleaves started poking up out of the dirt, the planr-
ing bug bit me again. I fought it; I did! I tried to ignore it!

So I did something'I never thought I'd do. I went online to
the Farmer's Almanac and I checked the "signs." Jennifer.'
was right. It says if I plant anything that grows abdut the
ground (like tomatoes or cucumbers) before March 26th I'nr
DOOMED. Maybe it's not scientific and maybe it's supersti-
tious, but I can't help myself...I can't plant little seeds, know-
ing that they are already cursed by my impatience. The
Farmer's Almanac says so! Hey, but it doesn't say you can't
plant stuff that grows below the ground. It says that's O.K.'
until the 26th. I bought some heirloom beets and peanuts.
They grow underground.. I gotta go now, the garden is
calling me.........


Dear Edrl,

"If you want to kill man, take him to
Dixie County and you can get away
with it." I'm sure,'like myself, most
of the natives of this fine county have
heard this many times over the years.
Having worked in the criminal court
system for over 15 years, I alwaysfer-
vently defended our criminaljustice
system, as well as the many under--'
paid, overworked public servants who
had the overwhelming job of seeing-
that justice waS'seryed, knowing that
they were willing to forego the six-fig-
ure incomes to ensure that our ,
streets, schools ana neighborhoods
were safe, and anyone not willing to
abide by the laws that we all agree to
follow are punished accord ingly
Unfortunately now I find myself
questioning whether I've been wrong.
I feel so extremely violated by the peo-
ple and the system that I have be-
lieved so strongly in for all of my life.
The one case in point started just a ,
cursory look at what the end result in
,court is.fori all the mug shots we see
on the fronf page and think, "We're so
fortunate to live in a community,
where our elected officials keep the
'streets-safe for us and our loved ones..
Who wouldn't want to live here?".
Now that reality has set in, I real-
ize that if we, as concerned citizens,
just followed these cases through the
judicial system and see the end pun-
ishment the above-mentioned
phrase is totally justified.
The case in point is State of Flori-
da versus WR (Name omitted). This
man, who committed a crime that our
legislature says MUST be punished by
a MANDATORY 20 years in prison, is
now walking around a free man who
can still lawfully possess a firearm.
This man armed himself, stalked my-
self and his other victim for over.
three months, making numerous
threats 'of killing someone. When he
finally had the opportunity, he pulled
his gun and emptied the barrel,
striking one of his intended victims
once in the forehead and once in the
right shoulder. Now we all know by
that what his intentions were.
Thankfully, the wounds were not fa-
tal, but it wasn't because of his lack
of intent or his lack-of trying.
This man spent two years in our
system, paying big bucks for a high-
priced attorney to keep


,postponing the case. After one yeat a
jury of six people could not reach a'
decision as to his guilt. They heard
two days of..testimony, deliberated fpr
only one hour, told the Judge they ,
could not agree, and with no further'
instructions to try a little longer,-they
were dismissed with the Court's
thank you. After another year of con-
tinuances and postponements, with-
absolutely no consultation, with the
victims of this horrible crime, our
State Attorneys office decides
they're done fooling with this man, '
they have too many other cases to
deal with, or whatever their reasoti-
ing may be, they decided that three
years probation was sufficient pun.
ishment. They even decided to with-
hold adjudication, which means that
this man, who has proven himself ca-
pable of murder, can and does lawf4l-
ly posses firearms.
Well, guess what they may be >
done with hun, but we, as citizens 6f
this community and victims of hiM
crimes, still have to live with him "
Walking our streets. He knows now
that the next time someone angers
him or disagrees with him, all he l(as
to do is take the law in his own
hands and he can get away with it.
What if that next person is one of
your loved ones?
After just a cursory look and in'
vestigation into what the end punish-
ment is for these people we think
they're taking off the streets to en-'
sure our safety, I'm just totally astioi-
ished at the lack of consistency. We
have offenders who have committed
other horrible crimes, such as home
invasion with a firearm, who were"
given probation .and released back pn
our streets. Then we have those who
have committed lesser degree felonies
spending more time in prison "
than others who are eapable-of taking
a human life.
I challenge each of you to do yoLir
own investigation into what the end
punishment is for those who are vio-
lating the laws we all agree to live by
I'm sure you'll be as amazed as I. The
courtroom is open to the public, as,
well as the court's files in the court-
house. I would even like
to see our local papers publish the court dispositions each month. We
all have a right to know.

Cyndi Leverett, Old Town, Florida.


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Numerous Dogs Attack
Developmentally
Delayed Female

Old Town, Florida- At approximately 4:28 pm this af-
ternoon, Deputies with the Dixie County Sheriff's Of-
fice responded to 107 NE 835 Street in Old Town in ref-'
erence to a person being attacked by numerous dogs.
When deputies arrived, they found a 22 year old victim,
who is developmentally delayed lying in the roadway
with numerous dog bites to her head, face, neck, chest,
abdomen, arms and legs.
According one witness that observed the attack, he
saw the victim being attacked in the roadway by ap-
proximately six dogs and before he could get to her lo-
cation the dogs had pulled the victim to the roadway,
and were "mauling" the victim. The witness also stat-
ed that when he arrived to the victim that the dogs ran
away
The victim was treated at the scene by Dixie County
SEMS for puncture and lacerations wounds to numerous
areas of her body and transported to Shands Teaching
Hospital in Gainesville.' EMS personnel listed the vic-
tim in stable condition. The Dixie County Sheriff's Of-
fice, Animal Control Division confiscated and placed in
quarantine three bulldogs, four mixed breed dogs and
eight new born puppies from the residence of Jacqua-
line and Elizabeth Edgell, who are the reported owners
of the dogs.
In November 2007, deputies responded to this same
residence for another animal attack involving multiple
dogs. s
The three.bulldogs appeared to be in good health, but
the four mixed breed and eight new born puppies ap-
peared to be malnourished. The Sheriff's Office is con-
tinuing to investigate this animal attack and possible
criminal charges are pending.


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remove from our jail lbg the name of any person or persons
at the request of their immediate family .....


Electric


Coopertive, Inc.

FULL TIME CASHIER

Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. has an
opening for a full-time cashier in our Perry
Office. The successful candidate should have
strong problem solving skills, high integrity,
pleasant demeanor, and excellent
communication skills.

The candidate must also have solid personal
computer skills and be familliar with
Microsoft Office software.

The Cooperative offers
competitive salary and benefits.

Tri-County is an EOE and DFWP.

Please send resume and completed
Tri-County Employment Application Form,
which is available at any TCEC office,
before April 6, 2009 to:

George Webb
Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc.
P.O. Box 208
Madison, FL 32341


Coyotes Are Active

This Time of Year


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eagle, Glenna D, 42, wimberly, Forgery (Suwan-,
,nee County)
Jackson, Talon D, 22, USMS, House for USMS
Seale, Christopher Michael, 25, R. Downing, Flee
'and elude, DUI


STEPHENSON'S SEPTIC


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Tides for Pepperfish Keys starting on March 24,2009


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IMoon Set 8:06 PM

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Sunset 7:51 PM
Moon Rise 10:45 AM
Moon Set 12:28 AM


This time of year, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FWC) sees an increase in the num-
ber of reports of coyotes in urban neighborhoods -- and
not unexpectedly. As development encroaches upon
wildlife habitat, encounters between wildlife and hu-
mans are bound to increase,-and the coyote is no excep-
tion.
There is no reason for immediate concern just be-
cause someone sees a coyote in the neighborhood, ac-
cording to FWC wildlife experts. Coyotes have lived in
and among humans in urban settings for many years
with little fanfare.
"Urban coyotes are just trying to feed pups at this
time of, year, arf that sometimes causes them to ven-
ture into human neighborhoods, resulting in more fre-
quent contacts with people," said Breanne Strepina,
wildlife biologist for the FWC.'
The FWC says residents can prevent most conflicts
with coyotes and other wildlife by taking a few 'simple
proactive steps to avoid creating nuisance
opportunities.
Coyotes in urban areas become accustomed to hu-
mans if there is a food source in the neighborhood, and
coyotes in particular look for easy meals. These clever
creatures get into pet food and unsecured garbage cans.
All such attractants should be removed from the yard,
as should other food sources in accessible areas.
Drought conditions and the economy also play a role
in the increased number of coyotes seen in urban ar-
eas.
"The coyote's local watering hole may have dried up,
so it has to move to find water elsewhere, often in re-
tention and golf course ponds," Strepina said. "The in-
crease in abandoned homes in foreclosure, with over-
grown vegetation, attracts coyotes, providing good hid-
ing places close to food and water."
Though urban coyotes can be seen at any time of the
night or day, it is more common to encounter them be-
tween dusk and dawn, particularly near natural areas
bordered by water.. Residents walking small pets at
-these times and places should be particularly cautious.
"Carry a flashlight, noisemaker and a stick or golf
club when walking small animals," Strepina said.
"That will help scare away wildlife looking for food."
Keep pets on a leash, and if approached by potentially
dangerous wildlife, do not hunch over your pet to pro-
tect it. Pick up small pets and-stand as tall as possible.
Call the Wildlife Alert hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922) to
report any problems with coyotes or other wildlife.
Nuisance coyote behavior will be dealt with by the
FWC on a case-by-case basis. If there is'a focused prob-
lem, there are methods available to residents and pro-
fessional trappers to'target specific nuisance animals.
For more information on living with coyotes and pre-
venting conflicts with these adaptable creatures, con-
tact your local FWC regional office.


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Announcements


Hailing & Kramer to Wed


Happy Birthday


.Cecid & Jeanette TFord, and'Bob & Willie 3asztal are pleased to
announce the upcoming wedding of their cfiilren,
Chris falling, to Marcfe Kramer
willfollow after ceremony.
'lfo locaC invitations are being sent, all friends andfmilyy
are we come to atten.


-ToBe Wed


3rad and Jo Smith of Lutz, Florida ,have the pleasure or
announcing the engagement of their daughter,
.Shannon Elizabeth Smith
To
Shawn Christopher Hayston
son of Bill and Linda Hayston of Riverview, Florida,
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late
Harrell and Lindle Webb of Steinhatchee
The couple will marry on Saturday, April 4, 2009
At The Plantation Inn & Golf Resort in Crystal River

In Memory of

Jeffery Messer


Evelyn Williams celebrated her 87th Birthday on March 14th! She was honored with
small party given by her loving caregivers, Dale, Bunny, Joyce, and Linda. Ms.
I)audie Stubbs, Emmy Lou NeSmith, son, Ronnie, and Grandaughter, Kim also
stopped by to share in the fun. Evelyn received many cards, flowers and calls on her
special day and wishes to thank everyone for making it special!
Evelyn is the wife of the late Loddie Mershon Williams, and the mother of Ronnie
Williams and the late Linda Williams Gossman. She has always been a wonderful
Grandmother to her four grandchildren: Shonria, Bryan, Christie and Kim. She also
enjoys seven great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Kassidy, Trace, Hailey, Cole, William, and
Abigail.

Filipponi & Salkil to be Wed


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Vicki Willis and Glenda & Joe.Filipponi are pleased to announce the upcoming mar-
riage of their daughter/granddaughter
Sherriah Filipponi
to
Branden Salkil
Branden is the son of Sharlene & Alex Jerrels of Cross City, and Kevin Salkil of
Swanton, Ohio. A May wedding is being planned

Cross City Church of God Youth

Trip to Winterfest 2009


To those or you who Keep asking me, yes, it's true.
O' My God, it just can't be real. I still hear Roberta's voice in my ear telling me, and
me saying "No! It can't be! Why? What happened?" Tell me why. God love him, this
was all I could tell 'ya & it is true.
No, there's something else I'd like to say:
In Loving Memory of one special man in my life.
You're gone, but you won't ever be forgotten.
It's so hard to try and get a grip on your loss. It's so hard to think "I'll never see tho
se blue eyes or hear that voice, see that smile, or even have that hug. That hug that
was a forever & always hug you never left without giving." Now that you have left, y
ou've taken a piece of my heart with you. I know you're at peace, God, my heart goe
s out to ll his family & friends. We have all lost someone spvcinl in our lives. You ar
e Loved & gonna me missed be so, so many, you can't even begin to imagine.
Love always & forever,
you're in my heart,
Adelc


The Cross City Church of God Youth Group was blessed to go to Knoxville, TN on
March 13-15 to the Smokey Mountain Church of God Winterfest 2009. The group of
23 enjoyed awesome worship and mighty anointed messages that has brought each
one closer to the Lord. Thank you once again to all who made this trip possible and
a special Thank You to youth leaders Rhonda and Doug Cobb. We love an appreciate
you and all you do for the youth in our community




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The rally fell short as the
JV Bears were defeated 7-
4.
F The Varsity Bears looked
., ready to go as they took
the field for their battle
with Williston's Varsity
squad. The Bears looked
good in the 1st inning, as
it was a 1-2-3 inning for
pitcher Duane Lord and
the Bears. At the plate
the Bears managed to
snag a few hits, but no
runs. Williston opened it
up in the 2nd scoring a
total of 7. In the bottom
.- of the 3rd the Bears man-
aged to push 2 runs
across the plate making
the score 7-2. The Bears
scored another run in the
bottom of the 4th, but
couldn't manage any
more, and took a hard
loss 18-3.
In the second game of the'
week, pitcher Eddie
Brownell and the Bears
took on the Blue Wave of
PK Yonge. The Bears
looked ready to overcome
the loss they suffered to
Williston earlier. In the
top of the 1st, the Wave
scored.3 runs off the
Bears and made the score
3-0 with tlie Bears coming
up to bat. The Bears were
unable to score any runs
until the 3rd when Senior
Dillon Raker drove in
Brett Sullivan, making.
the score 9-1 PK Yonge.
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ter for
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Bears af-
ter that,
n. and they
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the Blue
2 Wave 11-
1 Dillon
Raker
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plate
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Brett
Sullivan
was 2-3
with a
run
scored,.
and Du-
ane Lord
ng was 1-2 with a double. Ed-'
die Brownell pitched 4 in-
nings giving up 11 runs
and 9 hits, and struck out
4. The Bears next home
game is on March 16th.
They will be hosting the
Fort White Indians at 7
pm. Please come out and
helpsupport Bears Base-
ball!


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Local


Dixie County Health
Department hosts

Eat Better, Move

More Series

Cross City How often have
you started an exercise pro-
gram only to lose motiva-
tion? Do you find the
thought of joining a gym in-
timidating? If you want to
be more active, but don't
quite know how, a new local
program can show you how
to get started and help en-
courage you to stay on
track. The Dixie County
Health Department is
pleased to announce it's
partnership with the
Suwannee River Area
Health Education C6nter in
offering Eat Better, Move
More. This program is de-,
signed specifically for older
adults to give them the
skills needed to make
changes in diet and exer-
cise.

Eat Better, Move More was
created by the National Poli-


cy and Resource Center on
Nutrition and Aging at
Florida International Uni-
versity The twelve week
program consists of mini-
talks on nutrition and walk-
ing. Nutrition mini talks
will emphasize the benefits
of eating more fruits and
vegetables, the relationships
of dairy foods to bone
health, the importance of
dietary fiber, and sensible
portion sizes for older
adults who are overweight.
The Program uses step
. counters to encourage older
adults to take more steps
each day There are mini-
talks on stretching, move-
ment, walking in all weath-
er, and healthy weight.

Classes will be held every
Wednesday for twelve weeks
at the Dixie County Health
Department from 10:00-11:00
a.m., starting March 25,
2009! Classes are free, but
you.must register to attend.
If you would like to attend
or need more information
about the classes, please call
352-498-1360 to register.


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Canning update

Pressure Canning Boiling Water
Canning
Jams and Jellies Pickles
Tuesday, May 12
2:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Dixie County Public Library
16328 SE 19 Hwy, Cross City




Call 352-498-1219 for reservation
.$3.00 charge for materials Pay at the
',. d,: door


Presented by


UF FLORIDA


SUWANNEE RIVER GARDEN CLUB

CHANGES PROGRAM

The March meeting of the Suwannee River Garden Club
will feature a program on Wildflowers prepared by the .
Florida Wildflower Foundation in place of the, "Good bug
-Bad bug" .program previously announced. The club meets
on the last Monday night of the month which will be March
30 this time.
Club members had a booth at the Fanning Springs Spring
Festival last weekend. They shared plants from their gar-
dens and some garden accessories with the attendees. They
still have 2 rain barrels for sale.

The March meeting will be in Fanning Springs in the
church'building behind the Cadillac Motel at 7 p.m. Come
and see a great program on Florida Wildflowers. For more
information contact Joan Pryor, joan pryor@hughes.net.



Mozley Graduates Basic

Army Pvt. Andrew K. Mozley has graduated from basic'
combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the
Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical
fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic com-
bat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet
training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksman-
ship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tac-
tics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first
aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

He is the son of Terrie Peacock of Old Town,,Fla., and Jack
Mozley of Tallahassee, Fla.

Mozley is a 2007 graduate of Lincoln High School, Talla-
hassee.


Big Winners On Game Day!


The 1st ever "Keep Music In School" Game. Day was a huge
success, and a great time for everyone. Dixie County truly
has some Guitar Heroes, a few Rock Bands, and even a cou-
ple American Idols.

The Dixie County Tri-M would like to thank Foodland,
.Cheeks, & Phillips Auto Repairs for their donations, along.
with everyone who helped & participated.
If you would like information on future events from the
Dixie County Music Department or how to get involved,
check out:
www.dixiecountyband.com.


Dixie County Tri-M Holds Inductions


Dixie County

Holds Toxic

Roundup

April 18, 2009

Bring household hazardous
wastes such as paint, insec-
ticides, used oil, solvents,
fluorescent lamps, used bat-
teries, old fertilizer, clean-
ing chemicals and stale
gasoline to the 2009 Dixie
County Toxic Roundup.
These items are some of the
many household hazardous
wastes that will be safely
disposed of 'for you. The
Toxic Roundup will be held
on Saturday, April 18 at the
Fire Station in 'Old Town
from 9am-3pm and the Dixie
County Court House in
Cross City from 10am-2pm.
Proper disposal of these
products will help prevent
contamination of our water
supply and keep our envi-
ronment safe.

Simply bring your house-
hold hazardous wastes to
the collection center and the
trained attendants will un-
load and handle all your.
hazardous wastes; there is


no need to even get out of
your car! The process is '
quick, easy, and free of
charge for Dixie County res-
idents and fee based for
businesses.

To transport these haz-
ardous materials, carefully
pack the hazardous waste
containers in boxes with di-
viders. If a container leaks,
pack it in a larger container
with an absorbent material
such as cat litter or oil ab-
sorbent. Do not mix differ-
ent or unknown materials
together. All containers
must be labeled. If you can-
not identify the contents la- '
bel it "unknown." '.

Do not bring explosives
such as ammunition, dyna-
mite and blasting agents; re- -
actives such as crystallized
ethers, picric acid and sodi- '
um and phosphorus metals;
infectious wastes; or pres-
surized cylinders such com-
pressed gases.

For more information, call
Joe Ruth at 352.498.1289. The'
Toxic Roundup is sponsored '
by the Florida Department *'
of Environmental Protec- '
tion and Dixie County Comn-
mission.


Free Knitting Class

Cross City Library
Thursday at 3:00
e-mail editor@dcadvocate.net
for more info'


PADDLE FLORIDA
'PADDLES UP' FOR


On March 18th, the Dixie County chapter ,of the Tri-M Na-
tional Honor Society held ifs first,induction ceremony.
Tri-M is a program of MENC: Th4National AssqCigion for
Music Education. Members must be enrolled in a school-.
sponsored ensemble and/ or music class for at least one se-
mester, maintain a B grade average, arid demonstrate lead-
ership, service, and.character.

This is the first year for the Dixie. County. chapter, and with
22 members, from Band, Chorus, Dance, and Guitar, they:1
have: organized the Dixie County Homecoming parade, put
. on a Christmas concert for the community at The Holy
Cross Catholic Church, organized thisyears Madrigals,
Christmas caroled around Cross City, got a new trophy case
donated and installed in the band room, adopted a stretch of
Hwy 19, helped celebrate "Keep Music In School Month",
with a musical game day open to all, and in May will be
putting on a free "Pops In The Park" program for the com-
munity.Congratulations On All Of Your Accomplishments!

Ashley Abney, Hailey Carroll, Sierra Dunaway, Eli Elton,
Desarae Greene,Alyssia Jenkins, John Kelley, Shian.Knuth,
Eddie Lehman, Theresa Lehman, Jamie Lyles,Ashley Mac-
Intosh, Kaliegh Malloy, Jacob Manos, Josh Peck, Tyler Ray-.
born, Colleen Shaw,Megan Shaw, Hillary Thornton, Katie
Thornton, & Marcus Windler.

ForMore Information on this and other programs offered
by the Dixie County Music Department, check out:
www.dixiecountyband.com



Come join us for

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WEEK-LONG ADVENTURE The adventure, inaugurated
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all levels of paddlers to ex-
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lights th4l Siw ae1River- ''while highlighting the
SWildness Trail- ; importance of protecting
and.restoring Florida's river
VHITE SPRINGS It's time resources. Nearly 200 pad-
o 'paddle up' for the third dlers are participating in
Paddle Florida river expedi- this river excursion, averag-
ion along the Suwannee ing 17 miles per day, and
River Wilderness Trail. camping on the banks of
Hosted by the Suwannee Florida's Suwannee River.
River Water Management, Paddlers will experience
District (SRWMD) and the ...the Real Floridasm at
Florida Department of En- stops located in four state
vironmerital Protection's parks along the Suwannee
DEP) Florida Park Service, River Wilderness Trail, in-
he week-long paddlefest be-. cluding:


gins today at the Spirit of .
the Suwannee Music Park
in Live Oak. The event al-
lows outdoor enthusiasts to
wind through 123 miles of
the trail in their canoe or
kayak, before concluding on
March 26 when they paddle
into Manatee Springs State
Park in Chiefland.

"We are pleasedto see the
success of thisevent contin-
S*ue to grow, as this is now"
the third river expedition in
just one year," said Florida
State Parks Director Mike
Bullock. "There are a multi-
tude of recreational oppor-
tunities offered along the
170-mile Suwannee River.
Wilderness Trail and Paddle
Florida helps to highlight


Suwannee.River State
Park.
Lafayette Blue Springs
State Park
Fanning Springs State
park
Manatee Springs State
Park

"Paddle Florida is an adven-
turous way to showcase the
valuable resources along the
Suwannee River Wilderness
Trail,". said Paddle Florida
Coordinator Bill Richards.
"Because of the cooperation
between the Florida Park
Service and the Suwannee
River Water Management
District, this journey has
been made possible for a
third time."


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Drug Discount

Card Available

Dixie County, on March 12,
2009, will be launching a dis-
count card program to help
uninsureds cope with the
rising price of prescription
drugs. Dixie County's Board
of County.Commissioners
introduced the program to-
day in Cross City. The coun-
ty is making this ffee pre-
scription drug discount card
available under a program
sponsored by Coast2Coast
Rx that provides average an-
nual savings of 38% off the
retail price of more than
60,000 available drugs.
The cards may be used by
all county residents, regard-
less of age, income or exist-
ing health coverage and is
accepted at Cheek Pharma-
cy in Gross City and nearby
pharmacies including Wal-
Mart, CVS, Walgreens,
Winn-Dixie, North Florida
Pharmacy, Ayers Health and
Rehab Center, Best- Drugs of
:TrentoA, Trenton Pharmacy,
Bell Pharmacy, Mayo Fami-,
ly Pharmacy, Nbrth Florida
Pharmacy of Mayo and Pub-
lix.. There are over 58,000
pharmacies throughout the
nation that honor the card.

"Dixie County is proud to'
provide 'its residents' with ,
additional relief in terms of
the rising cost of prescrip-
'tion rugs," said Chairman
Martin Hunt. "The Dixie
County prescription dis-


count card offers significant
savings for the uninsured
and underinsured residents
of our county, and even resi-
dents with prescription cov-
erage can use the card to
save money on drugs that
are not covered by their
health plan." Most impor-
tantly, there is no cost to
County taxpayers for the
Dixie County prescription
discount card or to Dixie
County Cards are available
at many of the pharmacies
listed above and county de-
partment locations across
the County County resi-
dents can visit
www.cpast2coastrx.com/dix-
iefl to locate participating
pharmacies that honor the
card. The website has a list
of pharmacies and County
Departments where resi-
dents 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
present it at a participating
pharmacy There is no en-
rollment form, no member-
iship fee and no restrictions
or limits on frequency of
use. Cardholders and their
family members may use
the card any time their pre-
scriptions are. not covered
by insurance or other
means."

The discount card program
is administered by Finan-,
cial Marketing Concepts,
Inc., Ponte Vedra Beach,
Florida.


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Chiefland Ace Hardware and Farm
Supply Announces 2009 Chick
Days

Chiefland Ace Hardware and
Farm Supply is pleased to
announce the 2009, Chick
Days, which started March
5th and runs through the end
of June, providing poultry
raising resources to the Tri-
County area. With many
people look ing for ways to n
save on food costs, poultry
raising is a healthyand edu-
cational alternative.
"Raising poultry for eggs and
meat is a traditionrmany
farm families have shared '
for generations," says Wes
Grant, Co-Owner of
Chiefland Ace Hardware and
Farm Supply, "We are exicted
to help families wherever
they may live learn the value
of raising hteir own poultry
Whether on the farm or in
town, people like knowing i
their eggs are fresh nd all
natural.

Throughout the duration of
Chick Days, experts will be
available to offer guidance
and advice on how to raise
chickens from freshly
hatched chick through lay-
ing, including details on


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proper nutrition to provide
the best eggs. Chiefland
Farm Supply will be provid-
ing special cost savings on
Certified Natural Start and
Grow or Flock Raiser feed
from Purina Mills through-
out Chick Days. For those in
terested in ordering their
hatchlings in advance, please
call 352-493-4294. Hatchlings
will be available throughout
,,e duration;of Chick Days.
but it is recommended to cal
ahead to reserve your order.

"'Chick Days is designed to
show people how easy it is tc
raise their own chickens for
eggs, meat or pets," says
Grant. "It's anactivity for
the whole family For adults
there's a sense of, pride and
of self-sufficiency in raising
your own food. And children
learn responsibility and
make a worthwhile contribu
tion to the household by car-
ing for the flock.

"Raising chicken is an inex
pensive and relatively trou-
'ble-free pastime," added
Grant, "If people start their
flock in. the early spring, the,
could have fresh eggs by late
summer. A good laying
breed would start laying egg
at about five months of age."


Suwannee River Poets

Suwannee River Poets will
meet Tuesday, March 31,
2009, at 7 pm at the First
Christian Church, 6591 NW
140th St. (CR346),Chiefland,
FL. We welcome visitors
and new members. Come
join us, bring your poetry
to share, and make some
new friends. For, further
information, call Ruth Nott
at 490-7650.


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Rotary Student

Guests


Superintendent Rains celebrates

Agriculture Literacy Day


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Pictured left to right are Alyssis Jenkins, Shian Knuth
and Katie Thornton and Dana Johnson.


The Dixie County Rotary
Club Student Guests for the
month of March were
Alyssia Jenkins, daughter of
Tamy Jenkins and Kelly
Baker, Shian Knuth, daugh-
ter of Leon and Debbie Mc-
Cullough and Katie Thorn-
ton, daughter of Tom and
Connie Thornton.

The Rotary Club invites se-
;,,nior students from the Dixie
County High School to at-
tend weekly meetings and
learn about this community
service organization. At the
March 181h meeting the stu-
dents gave a speech which
* will qualify them to earn a
Rotary scholarship.


2009 SUMMER-
PROGRAM FRE

ALL CHILDRI
5 DAYS A WE

nn (MON-FRI)

Dixie District School
Service will be spons
the Summer Food Se:
Program beginning I
June 15, 2009 -August
2009. We will be serv
days a week, Monday
through Friday The
y gram is similar to the
tional School Lunch:
gram. It provides nu
s ally balanced meals t
dren regardless of ra
or, sex, disability, age
tional origin during
mer vacation when s
breakfasts and lunch
not available. All chi
18 years old and young
both enrolled and no:
rolled in school, are'
for FREE meals. The
be no discrimination
course of the meal se
Summer meal sites tl
located at schools pro
meals to all children
immediate vicinity in


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Alyssia, who plans to attend
Santa Fe Community Col-
lege, gave her speech on
"Rap Music: The Truth
About It All." Shian, who
plans to attend .the Universi-
ty of Florida and major in
Education, told about
"Fear." Katie, who plans to
attend the University of
Florida and become a physi-,
cian or physicians assistant,
spoke on "Rheumatoid
Arthritis."

The Dixie County Rotary
Club would like to thank the
students for their interest in
Rotary and their communi-


tion to those enrolled in
summer school.


S Training is MANDATORY if
EN you plan to sponsor a site.
There is a training session
EK scheduled for Thursday,
April 09, 2009 at 2:30 pm at
Anderson Elementary Cafe-
teria. There should be 4 (no
Food less than 3) representatives
3oring from your organization in
rvice attendance.
Monday,
t 06, If you are interested in hav-
ing five ing a site in your area,
please contact Linda Fowler,
ro- Food Service Coordinator at
e Na- 352-498-1295.
Pro-
trition- Any person who believes he
o chil- or she has been discriminat-
ice, col- ed against in any USDA-re-
, or na- lated activity should write
sum- or call immediately to:
school
es are USDA
ildren Director, Office of Civil
ager, Rights
n-en- 1400 Independence Avenue,
eligible S.W.
re will Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
k in the or call (800) 795-3272 (voice)
arvice. or (202) 720-6382 (TTY)
hat are,
ovide USDA is an equal opportu-
in the nity provider and employer.
n addi-


The Suwannee River Fair is
in full swing. Many of our
students from 4-H and FFA
programs will be participat-
ing in events, throughout the
week. I encourage you to at-
tend the fair and support
our young people as they
gain the skills, experience,
and knowledge that will
serve them well as produc-
tive members of our com-
munity These students be-
gin their projects in the fall,.
and some maintain projects
throughout the year. I ask
for our community support
at the sale for these young
people in such a tough eco-
nomic time.

I have had the opportunity
to visit with parents, con-
cerned citizens, and busi-
ness owners in Old Town,
Jena, and Horseshoe Beach
this month. It is my goal to
visit thesq locations periodi-
cally to communicate with
residents in the outlying ar-
eas.

As'a participant in the
Florida Agriculture Litera-
cy Day on March 24th, I had
the opportunity to teach
classes at Anderson and Old
Town Elementary Schools.
This is a program sponsored
by Florida Ag in the Class-
room, which helps students
learn more about Florida
agriculture and is funded by
sales of the agriculture spe-
cialty license plate.

The legislature convened for
regular session on March
3rd. We are anxiously wait-,
ing for the effect on our up-
coming budget. Declining
enrollment remains to be
one of our major concerns,
which will amount to a
large cut in our current lo-
cal budget. We need your
help in securing educational
funding for our children.
You may do this by contact-
ing our state legislators at
www.myflorida.com. Also,
you may go online to
www.50thnomore.org and
www.makeeducationapriori-
tyorg and sign petitions to
stress the importance of
public education.

Congratulations to the stu-
dents at Ruth Rains Middle
School for placing 6th in the


Florida Archery in the
School Program. There
were over twenty schools
competing in this division.

A proclamation was signed
by Governor Charlie Crist ,
declaring Aprilas School Li-
brary Media Month. School
libraries continue to make a
measurable difference in
preparing students for life-
long learning and enhance-
ment of their reading skills.
We are proud of our media
centers in. Dixie District
Schools and encourage stu-
dents and staff to continue
to visit them when time per-
mits.

April 19-25.is National Vol-
unteer Week. I would like to
personally thank each one
of our school volunteers for
the many hours of service
and dedication to the stu-
dents of Dixie County We
have 113 School Board ap-
proved volunteers. Your
continued support'and en-
couragement to our young
people is greatly appreciat-
ed.

The week of April 20th has
also been proclaimed as
Safe Teen Driving Week. As
Superintendent, safety is
my top priority I encourage
teens to focus on safety
when they are behind the
wheel, drive safely and
avoid distractions.

Dixie District Schools will
host a drug awareness pro-
gram on April 14th at 4:30
p.m. in the School Board
Meeting Facility in Old
Town. This program will be
presented by the Dixie
County Sheriff's Office. We
invite students, parents,
staff, and concerned citizens
to attend.

The new Dixie District
Schools website address is
http://www.dixie.kl2.fl.us.
We welcome your sugges-
tions in making this a user
friendly website for stu-
dents, parents, and the com-
munity


Mark A. Rains, Superinten-
dent
Dixie District Schools


Shriner Spaghetti Dinner

The Ladies of the Suwannee River Shrine Club are hosting
a Spaghetti Dinner and Craft Sale on Friday March 27th,
2009 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Suwannee River Shrine
Club located on SR 26 in Fanning Springs. *


Tickets are available for pre-sale or may be purchased at *
the door on the day of the event for $6.00. For further infor-
mation or to purchase your tickets, please contact Martha
Bucholtz at 352-542-3117.



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Redneck Tech
by Eli Loy

Garden Tech


Spring is in the air, and. it's time to think about get-
ting out all of your gardening implements. Honestly,
garden.gadgetry hasn't really made too many great
leaps or bounds in the last few years, unless you
count hydroponics or aeropohics systems. Closed-loop
aeroponics systems are a drought-friendly means of
producing your produce, but are usually better suited
to indoor growing: Around here. we tend to'grow our


gardens outside, so I'll spare you the
systems. Let's start with the basics.


E details on those


. Composting

Hopefully, you've been doing this already as it's a bit
late to start in time for this year's planting. If you've
not been.composting, you may want.to consider start-
ing a compost bin,'bed/pile for your next garden. For
those few who aren't aware, dinIposting is a means of
manufacturing your own fertilizer from your table
scraps. Coffee grounds, egg shells, vegetable scraps,
and the bits of fish or meat that aren't eaten are excel-'
lent compost fodder. Compost heaps should be stirred'
occasionally, how often really depends on who you
ask, once a month should be sufficient, however.
While they are a great way to avoid chemical fertiliz-
ers, the effort it takes to stir them, the space they take
up, and even the smell that they, can generate, dis-
suades some folks from implementing these bio-
friendly nutrient factories. There is a gadget that vir-
tually negates all three of those cons.

The compost tumbler is essentially-a barrel that is
rigged to be 'easily rotated along its longitudinal axis,
that is, rolled. One of these can be made for just a few
dollars, instructions for a simple one can be found at:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Compost-Tumbler/
'If you're not the DIY (Do It Yourself, duh) type, some
ready-made models can be found at:
www.compostumbler.com .. .
After you've made your compost, it can be tilled into
your soil to give your plants the nutrients they need.

Worms Make Dirt .":

Another useful thing to have in your garden is
worms. These little fellows constantly stir your soil
for you providing much-needed air for your plants'
roots. As they go around stirring and eating, they're
also you-khow-whatting, which makes even more ex-
cellent fertilizer for your tomatoes. There are detailed
instructions for various worm beds scattered around
the internet. One can be found at:
http://thehomegarden.blogspot.com/2009/01/making-.
wori-bin-part-1.html
There are, of course, many ways to make a worm bed,
a friend of mine uses an old boat. Turns out worms
really aren't all that picky about their housing
arrangements. /

Seeds
Once you've decided What to grow, you'll find that
there are many varieties of each thing you intend to-
plant. Many of these seeds (pretty much any you've
likely seen at the store) have been genetically engi-
neered: Genetically engineered seeds tend to produce
larger fruit and more of it. Unfortunately, they've also
been designed to be good for only one year. The plants
that germinate from most modern seeds will not pro-
duce seeds that, are usable for next years sowing. This
is how the seed companies keep themselves in dough.
I recall certain farmers getting sued, recently, over
-some soy beans that had apparently not been engi-
Ineered to stop production in one year. A percentage of
the farmer's crop could be set back and planted next


year. Used to be this is how things were done. Nowa-
days, the seed company will cite "Copyright Infringe-
ment" or some such manure (which also makes excel-
lent fertilizer, by the way) and try to prevent your sow-
ing seeds that you grew yourself.
Heirloom seeds are seeds that CAN be re-sown. Their
creators won't even sue you for it. Check out
rareseeds.com to order some for yourself. Other heir-
loom seeds can be found on the internet, just Google
"Heirloom Seed". Most heirloom seeds haven't been'
genetically altered in the modern sense, but may have
:been improved over time through cross-pollination, or
selective replanting.

H.R. 875
Heard about this one yet? There's a good chance you
haven't. Some of out (alleged) representatives are try-
ing to slip this one under the radar. Oddly enough,
even though the entire lower echelon of the internet's
information subculture is aware of the bill, no major
media has even mentioned it. If passed, the bill could
deal a lethal blow to small farms across the country
Furthermore, without a drastic re-write the bill could
require you to annually register your home. garden
with Federal agencies, allowing them easement.onto
your property for warrantless inspections. If that's
not scary enough for you, they can mandate what fer-
tilizers, herbicides, etc, that your are allowed: to use,
hand you a list of those they require you to use, and
slap you with up to $1,000,00Q per violation in fines,
seize your crop, land, and equipment, and perhaps
charge you with a crime. Section 3 of the bill defines
what type of establishments would be subject to regu-
lations in this bill. It defines a food production facility
as the following:
The term 'food production facility' means any farm,
ranch, orchard, vineyard, aquaculture facility, or con-
fined animal-feeding operation.
It defines a food establishment as the following:
The term food establishment' means a slaughterhouse
(except those regulated under the Federal Meat Inspec-
tion Act or the Poultry Products Inspection Act), factory,.
warehouse, orfacility owned or operated by a person lo-
cated in any State that processesfood or a facility that
holds, stores, or transports food or food ingredients.
The bill was introduced by Rosa DeLauro, whose hus-
band works for Monsahto, which is among the top pro-
ducers of genetically modified seeds, and herbicides.
Currently the bill has 39 co-sponsors. You should read
the full text of the bill at:,
http://www.opencongress.org -bill.'111-h875/text

After you've scared the
willies out of yourself doing
that, go ahead and get in
touch with your local repre- &
sentatives, make sure they're .
aware of this monster and -
are prepared to vote it into
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The Dixie County Advocate Thursday March 26, 2009


Stuff to Do


FREE TALK ON NATIONAL ANTHEM

4 ;h1amrock Masonic Lodge #268 of Cross City will sponsor
**an Americanism Program at 6:30 PM. on Thursday, March
- 26.
,The program will include Mr. Ray Davis, a well-knpwn
;. speaker at Citizenship ceremonies, schools, Veterans' orga-
nizations and patriotic and community'events throughout
_/northeastern Florida. Mr. Davis' topic will be "Fort McHen-
!T3 and the Star Spangled Banner".
"The public is cordially invited to this event.
Contact: LTC(R) David Elder, 498-3283


V Mel Tllis & Friends Fishing

Tournament

Join Mel Tills on April 18th for the 3rd Annual MelTillis
and Friends Fishing Tournament and Concert, in Stein-
Shatchee Florida at Gulfstream Marine. There's over 30 ways
'4i.t4win, with cash prizes in both in-shore and off-shore.
:."iso going on all day at Gulfstream. there's a celebrity &
Silent auction, children's play area. craft & food venders,
ite music and many other activities for the family, along
tf ji 4th a raffle for a new 17ft Triton Bass boat, motor and
*'0 ?jtiler.
' b-'Then at 8 O'clock that night, Mel and his band The
SStatesiders will be entertaining everyone at a benefit con-
-4ert. There may even be a few surprise guest folks, joining
'him on stage. All the events are for the benefit of the
.Shriners Hospital for Children! So, won't you please come
jqin Mel for all the fun!! It's for the Kids! For more informna-
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OLD TOWN EASTER
EXTRAVAGANZA

April 11, 2009 12:00p.m. till 4:00 p.m.
Waldo Park off Spiller's Hwy.




This year we will hold our 2"d annual Easter Egg Hunt for the Old
Town area children.
Last year we gave out 326 Easter Buckets and Baskets. We fed 573
people. We played games, had crafts for all ages. We had Big Cypress
Blue Grass Band play gratis during the entire event. We had 5 different
age groups for Easter Egg Hunts. We gave out 5 grand prizes and 20
smaller prizes for each age group. Everything was free to the children and
their families. There was no charge for anything.
We are anticipating at least 400 children this year. We would like to
be able to be as generous as we were last year. We are asking for the
businesses and civic organizations in the Old Town and surrounding area
for their support.-Any and all donations would be appreciated.
Each donator will be acknowledged on sponsor signs throughout the
event and local newspapers.
May we count on your needed support to make this event happen for
the children. For more information contact Gall's Cafe 352-542-9285


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RUTH RAINS MIDDLE SCHOOL
ANDERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
DIMXE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

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

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

FREE PREGNANCY TESTS
Board Certified Pediatrician To Care For Your Children
Board Certfied Family Medicine Practitioner to Care For Adults
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MARCH 25TH, AT THE
HORSESHOE
LIBRARY.
EASTER CRAFTS AND
MORE. BRING YOUR FAMI-
LY AND YOUR FRIENDS.
JOIN US FOR A FUN NIGHT
OF
CRAFTING AND CREATING.

FOR MORE INFORMA-
TION CALL FLO
GILCHRIST @
498-2843


Become a Red Cross
Volunteer
There will be a Red Cross
training meeting on Mon-
day the 30th of March at
5:30 p.m. in the Cross City
Public Library. This is a
general meeting for anyone
desiring to become a certi-
fied volunteer in any one of
many areas of service. The
meeting should last about
an hour or so led by our lo-
cal chapter director Mr.
Ian Dyar out of ,
Gainesville. Pizza and re-
freshments will be provid-
ed to all attendees. Come
join a dedicated group of
local volunteers that serve
the needs of our own com-
munity in times of need.
For more information
please call Mr. Ian Dyar
(352) 376-4669 or Art and
Karen Wyckoff (352) 356-
1189.


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Fanning Springs Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held April
4th 2009 at Fort Fanning Historic Park by the Us 19 bridge in
Fanning Springs. time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. There will be ac-
tivities for the children to see and do. If your non profit
group would like to be considered as a vendor please call 463-
2855 ex 203.
Last year we hide over 3000 eggs and had a big turn out. The
children enjoyed the different actives and the many prizes
that were given out for bikes and easter baskets. wW also
need donations. Look for more information next week.


Old TfoD Methodist


church


The Old Town United Methodist Church will
hold it's annual Easter celebration for chil-
dren on Saturday April 11th at 10 a.m. to 12
noon. We will have an Easter Egg Hunt, the
Easter Story lead by Bill Richardson and
lunch will be served. Bring your kids and
their friends.

Each will need a basket to hold the eggs they
collect.


FEAST &

FELLOWSHIP
On Saturday April llth Calvary Temple will be hosting a
"Feast & Fellowship Day" that is going to be fun.
The fire will be stoked in the grill early in the morning as,
we prepare lots of pork and chicken for the evening meal at
6:00. Beginning around 3pm we will have a stage set-up out-
side with sound equipment for a fun time of Karaoke and a
"Red-Neck turkey calling contest"---lst prize being recog-
nized as the best turkey caller in the area "with your photo
in the papers." (Hope that you will come andising or call)
Pony rides will be available for the kids as well.
Over all, this is just going to be a fun day for the communi-
ty! Everything is free including a fine meal with all the
side dishes!!! Mr. Ed Elum will be doing the grilling with
some help from friends. We would like for you to come and
share your singing talents. Since we will need to set up a
schedule we need you to call and let us know you would like
to sing.
Tickets will also be available for the upcoming "Dixie
Sportsman Banquet" to be held on Sat. April 18th at Ruth
Raines Middle School. Come and help us make this event a
great success. Call Pastor Jim Hurst at 498-3023


Music in the Park- Next Saturday

There will be a concert next Saturday April 4th at the
city park in Cross City The event is sponsored, produced
and underwritten by Dixie Music Center of Old Town, with
the assistance of Mike Cassidy, city manager for the Town
of Cross City. The park is located behind the courthouse
(east side) in downtown Cross City. Live music is expected
to start about 4:00 PM. The event is free and is open to the
public.
Performing will be Dotti South with her band the Slackers.
Dotti, who is lead vocalist and bassist for the group, will be
accompanied by fellow Slackers Bruce Miller on guitars
and vocals, Ted Patrick on keys and vocals, and Bob Leichn-
er on drums. Area folks have seen this diversified act per-
form at Red Belly Day, as well as occasional appearances at
some of the local clubs. True to their name, Dotti and the
Slackers don't work very consistently Along with some of
their favorite cover tunes, the band will also be performing
material from Dotti's forthcoming second album, currently
under production at Bruce Miller's B.I.G. Recording Studio
of Fanning Springs.
Opening the show will be a reunion of the 1996-edition of
the Rock Bluff Band. Fronting this band is Linda White, on
rhythm guitar and lead vocals, and featuring her son, Hard-
ee Myer, on lead guitar and vocals. Hardee has been in and
out of this group for many years, having started when he
was very young. Bob Leichner entered the band in 1995,
with his wife Dotti joining a year later.
"This is such a beautiful time of year to be outside with
family and friends, and with the times being a little tough
right now, we just thought it would be a great time to pro-
vide some entertainment for all the hard working people in
our community," said Dotti. "The park in Cross City is such
a nice venue and the little stage there ought to be utilized
more for these community events," added Bob.
Music fans are encouraged to come out and enjoy what is
David Ryman,webmasterof sure to be a very entertaining
S x show. They should bring fold-
the Dixie County Advocate ing chairs or blankets, as seat-
and Cross City ing is limited to picnic tables.
resident, is forming a This performance is free, and
IinUX User Group anll ages should enjoy this very
eclectic mix of musical
covering the Nature coast of stylings. Since this is an out-
Florida called Nature LUG. door stage, the event is subject
Anyone interested in to cancellation due to very in-
clement weather. For further
participating should information please call Dixie
e-mail David at Music Center at (352) 542-3001.
David@DCAdvocate.net.


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REALLY NICE 1 BR APT, newly
remodelled, first/last/security
Casa del Sol. 498-3376.
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TWO SMALL OFFICES: 15x15
and 10x15. Both have air and elec-
tric. Ask for Jerry 542-1635.
10,11,12,13
FOR SALE OR RENT. 3 BR 2
Bath on one acre. Central
Heat/Air between Cross City and
Old Town. $25,000 Cash. Call for-
rental info. 542-3377 or 578-4461.
13 '

DON'T PAY TOO MUCH for
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13
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and to drink for the entire family.
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pure clean water. No more iron
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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.
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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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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)


DEAL? No smoke, no mirrors, ust
high quality at affordable prices? HIGHSPEED INTERNET: 1 way
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day at 1-352-490-7422. faster than dialup starting at
13 $39.90 per month. Call 888-684-.
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MOBILE HOME FOR RENT: for details.
2 Bedroom in Old Town, $300 a Jan-March


month, first, last $200 security No
smokers, no pets. 352-498-7067.
13,!4,15,16


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


BEEF FOR THE FREEZER.
$1.50 per pound, live weight.
1/4, 1/2 or whole. Evergreen
Farmi 352-498-7067 days, or
352-542-7135 weekends.
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TWITTER?

WE ARE SO THERE.

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




THREE FAMILY YARD
SALE! 27th and 28th, 8-2,
Located at 1595 East 266th
Street in Cross City.
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COMMUNITY YARD SALE
THIS SATURDAY
corner of US 19 and HWY
349 spaces available if you
would like to set-up
LIVE MUSIC in the after-
noon
13


ROOFING REPAIRS $99 and up.
METAL, SHINGLES, FLATROOFS
Save $$$$! Free estimates!! State Lic.
CCC 1326066. (352)463-078i DRYWALL
- Hahg 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-s5pn. 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
Rib Metal Roofs, Owens Corning
30 year shingles. CCC1326066 Cell
352-535-7680.
UFN


PRINTING, Business cards,
invoices, bumper stickers,
window decals, we print it all.
Stop by the Advocate and let
Brandi show you how we can
increase your visibility and
salesl


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE &
SEXUAL ASSAULT SER-
VICES: Individual counseling
and support groups for women
and offered through Another
Way, Inc Services are confiden-
tial and free. Contact any of
our Outreach offices at 352-486-
3305, 352-498-1293, (386) 758-4843,
or (386) 792-2747 for an appoint-
ment or the location and times
or group counseling. Another
way, Inc. also provides two 24-
hour crises lines. Sexual As-
sault 1-866-875-7983 Domestic
Violence 1-800-500-1119, infor-
mation and referral services, le-.
gal advocacy, community edu-
cation, and professional train-
ing for law enforcement, health
care and educationalpers6nnel.
Ufn

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

AA MEETINGS-Monday
nights, 8:00- pm, Cross City
Church of Christ, McArthur
Street, across from Gooding Fu-
neral Home. Call 1-800-613-0164
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TOPS MEETING every
Wednesday at 10:30 at St. Al-
ban's Church in Chiefland.
For information, call Becky
Kelly 352-682-0351.
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HELP WANTED
CITY MANAGER

The Town of Cross City is seek-
ing qualified applicants for the
City Manager position. Qualifi-
cations are: 1. Bachelor's degree
preferred 2. Governmental man-
agement experience, to include
budget preparation and fiscal
monitoring 3. Experience in man-
agement anid oversight of em-
ployees. Any equivalent combi-
nation of education and experi-
ence which provide the required
knowledge, skills, and abilities
will be considered.

Applications are available at City
Hall. Deadline for receiving ap-
Splications will be 5:00 p.. on April
9th, 2009. This is a full-time posi-
tion with full benefits. Salary
will be based on qualifications,
education and experience. The,
Town of Cross City is an Equal
Opportunity Employer.
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RUN'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 at
498-2005 or stop by to fill out an
application. Ufn


ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR BI-
OLOGY
Teach biology and microbiol-
ogy. Master's degree in appro-
priate area related to biology
or microbiology; or Master's,
degree with minimum of 18
graduate credit hours in
course work centered on the
subject area.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
MATHEMATICS
Teach mathematics courses
from among the following:
Developmental Arithmetic,
Beginning and Intermediate
,Algebra, College Algebra,
Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry,
Math for Liberal Arts, Statis-
tics, and Calculus. Work with
others in Mathematics De-
partment to develop and re-
vise curriculum.

168 Duty Days Tenured Track
To Commence August 2009

Salary: Based on degree and
experience, plus benefits.
Review of applications will
begin April 29, 2009
Persons interested should
provide Colh>I'e application,
vita, and photocopies of tran-
scripts. All foreign tran-
scripts must be submitted
with official translation and
evaluation,


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.


Old Town Elementary Pre-K

Students of the Month


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Ms. Edie Wyatt Gilbert, Erika Reinhart
Ms. Shannon Wyatt Philmon, Cami Grady
Ms. Irene Vivian Johnson, Shianna Meeks>
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Services


INSTRUCTOR/COORDINA-
TOR PHYSICAL THERAPIST
ASSISTANT PROGRAM
(228 DAYS-TENURE TRACK)
Teach courses in the Physical
Therapist Assistant program.
Work with Coordinator of
Clinical Education to ensure
appropriate clinical activities
of students in the program.
Advise students, conduct the
selection process of PTA pro-
gram students. Review all PTA
courses. Monitor continuing
evaluation of programs and
implement needed improve-
ments and assist other pro-
gram faculty in developing,
preparing and updating pro-
gram materials. Coordinate ac-
creditation processes of the
Commission on Accreditation
in Physical Therapy Education
(CAPTE). Assist the Executive
Director in preparation of the
budget for the program. Main-
tain the PTA Advisory Com-
mittee. Oversee semiannual
meetings. Assist in regular
curriculum reviews. Maintain
active communication with
health care agencies. Promote
positive relationships. Conduct
follow up surveys on graduate
job placement, alumni educa-
tional advancement and em-
ployer satisfaction. Keep in-
formed of changes affecting
programs as mandated by the
accrediting agencies. Maintain
accurate literature regarding
program admission require-
ments.
Master's degree, with at least
one degree in the field of Phys-
ical Therapy or Physical Ther-
apist Assistant required and li-
censure as a physical therapist
or certification as a physical
therapist assistant. Minimum
3 years experience in clinical
practice.Salary based on de-
gree and experience, plus ben-
efits.Review 6f applications to
begin: Immediately and posi-
tion open until filled.
College application and copies
'of transcripts required. All for-
eign transcripts must be sub-
mitted with a translation and
evaluation. Position details
and application available on
the web at: www.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resources
Lake City Community College'
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecity-
cc.edu LCCC is accredited by
the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in
Education & Employment
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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR BI-
OLOGY
Teach biology and microbiolo-
gy Master's degree in appro-
priate area related to biology
or microbiology; or Master's
degree with minimum of 18
graduate credit hours in
course work centered on the
subject area.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
MATHEMATICS
*Teach mathematics courses
from among the following: De-
velopmental Arithmetic, Be-
ginning and Intermediate Al-
gebra, College Algebra, Pre-
Calculus, Trigonometry, Math
for Liberal Arts, Statistics, and
Calculus. Work with others in
Mathematics Department to
develop and revise curriculum.

168 Duty Days Tenured,.Track
To Commence August 2009

Salary: Based on degree and
experience, plus benefits.
Review of applications will be-
gin April 29, 2009 Persons in-
terested should provide Col-
lege application, vita, and pho-
tocopies of transcripts. All for-
eign transcripts must be sub-
mitted with official translation
and evaluation. Position de-
tails and applications available
on web at: www.lakecitycc.edu
Human Resources
Lake City Community College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City Fl 32025-2007
Phone (386) 754-4314
Fax (386) 754-4594
E-Mail: boettcherg@lakecity-
cc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the
Commission on Colleges of the
Southern Association of Col-
leges and Schools.
VP/\AD. E.\ EO College in
Education and Employment
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352-542-2650
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Cell 352-578-0950


21 NE 580th St.
Old Town, FL 32680


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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 CatholicChurch.-Bii-
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 fromDixie Co. High School
(352)498-7776. Urn

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

SUWANNEE RIVER SHRINE
CLUB BBQ! 1/2 MILE NORTH OF
FANNING SPRINGS ON 26!

Will be serving BBQ Chicken and
Pork, baked beans, cole slaw, rolls and
ice tea! All you can eat for $6.00!! May
24 starting at 11:00. Proceeds benefit
Suwannee River Shrine Club and are
not tax-deductible!



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available or
wanted at

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Legals, etc.


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY
AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND
-TOWN OF CROSS CITY
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
AMENDMENTIN COMPLIANCE
DOCKET NO. 08-PEFE1-NOI-
S 1502-(A)-(I)

The Department gives
notice of its intent to find the
Amendment to the Comprehensive
Plan for Town of Cross City, adopt-
ed by Ordinance No. 321 on De-
cember 8, 2008, IN COMPLI-
ANCE, pursuant to Sections
163.3184,163.3187 and 163.3189,
F.S.

The adopted Town of
Cross City Comprehensive Plan
Amendment and the Department's
Objections, Recommendations and
Comments Report, (if any), are
available for public inspection
Monday through Friday, except for
legal holidays, during normal busi-
ness hours, at the Town of Cross
City, Town Manager Office, 99
Northeast 210th Avenue, Cross
City, Florida 32628.

.hy affected person, as defined in
Section 163.3184, F.S., has a right
Sto petition for an administrative
hearing to challenge the proposed
agency determination that the
,;rendment to the Town of Cross

compliance, as defined in. Subsec-
tl4n:163.3184(1), F.S. The petition
i~nmst be filed within twenty-one
(21)days after publication of this
noticee, and must include all of the
information and contents described
in Uniform Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C.
The,'petition must be filed with the
Agency Clerk, Department of Com-
murity Affairs, 2555 Shumard Oak
Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-2100, and a copy mailed or
delivered to the local government.
Failure to timely file a petition shall
constitute a waiver of any right to
request an administrative proceed-
ing as a petitioner under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S. If a peti-
tion is filed, the purpose of the ad-
ministrative hearing will be to pre-
sent evidence and testimony and.
orard a recommended order to
the Department. If no petition is
filed, this Notice of Intent shall be-
conte final agency action.

If a petition is filed, other
affected persons may petition for
leave to intervene in the proceed-
ing. A petition for intervention
must be filed at least twenty (20)
days before the final hearing and,
must include all of the information
.and.contents described in Uniform
Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. A petition
for leave to intervene shall be filed
at the Division of Administrative
Hearings, Department of Manage-
ment Services, 1230 Apalachee
Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3060. Failure to petition to,
intervene within the allowed time
ffame constitutes a waiver of any
right such a person has to request
a hearing under Sections 120.569
end. 120.57, F.S., or to participate
ir tille administrative hearing.

After an administrative
hearing petition is timely filed;' me-
,dation is available pursuant to
Subsection 163.3189(3)(a), F.S., to
any affected person who is made a
party to the proceeding by filing
that request with the administrative
law judge assigned by the Division
of Administrative Hearings. The
choice of mediation shall not affect
a party's right to an administrative
hearing.

Mike McDaniel, Chief
Office of Comprehensive Planning
Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO. 15-2008-CA-000111

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK ON
BEHALF OF CIT HOME EQUITY
LOAN TRUST 2002-1, PLAINTIFF
VS.
BRADLEY. BURKHARD SR.
A/K/A BRADLEY J. BURKHART;
ETAL, DEFENDANTS

NOTICE OF ACTION

To the Following Defendants:

JULIE A. THOMPSON (CUR-
RENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN)
Last known address: 389 NE 763
Street, Old Town, FLorida 32680

ALTON CURTIS THOMPSON
(CURRENT ADDRESS UN-
KNOWN) Last known address:
389 NE 763 Street, Old Town, FL.
32680

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action for Foreclosure of
Mortgage on the following de-
scribed property:

LOT 7, SHADOW OAKS, AC-.
CORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
1, PAGE 183 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH
THAT CERTAIN 1989 SPRINGER
(S&S HOMES, INC.) DOUBLE
WIDE MOBILE HOME HAVING
VIN NO. GAFLJ34A10690SH, TI-
TLE NO. 46728444 AND VIN NO
GAFLJ34B10690SH, TITLE NO.
46728449 AND THAT CERTAIN
1963 MOBILE HOME HAVING
VIN NO 153XCK7114.

has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
J. Anthony Van Ness, Esq., VAN
NESS LAW FIRM, PA, Attorney for
the Plaintiff, whose address.is
1239 E. NEWPORT CENTER
DRIVE SUITE #110, DEERFIELD
BEACH, FL 33442 on or before
April 24, 2009 a date which is
within thirty (30) days after the first
publication of this Notice in the
DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE and
file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's Attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the complaint.

In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, if you are a
person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you
are entitled, at no cost to you, to
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Court Adminis-
trator at 150 NE Cedar Street,
Cross City, FL 32628, within 2
working days of your receipt of
this notice or pleading.

WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this CoUrt this 18th day of
March, 2009.
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of Court,
By Karen Leverett, Deputy Clerk.,
13,14


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR DIXIE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA

CASE NO.: 15-2008-CA-000054

TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER,
MORTGAGE CORP. PLAINTIFF,
VS.
VALARIE A. WARD; JAMES
GREEN; KENDALL WARD; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, DE-
FENDANTS

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated the 3rd day of Feb-
ruary, 2009, and entered in Case
No. 15-2008-CA-00054, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 3rd Judicial Circuit
in and for Dixie County, FLorida,
wherein TAYLOR, BEAN &
WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP is
the Plaintiff and VALARIE A.
WARD; JAMES GREEN;
KENDALL WARD; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKONWN TEN-
ANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defendants. I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at
THE FRONT DOOR OF THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE
DIXIE COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
214 NE 351 HIGHWAY< CROSS
CITY, FL at teh Dixie County Cour-
thouse, in Cross City, FLorida, at
11:00 am on the 21st day of April,
2009, the following described prop-
erty as set forth In said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:

LOTS 6,7, AND 16, ADDITION
NO. 1 TO PINE LANDING SUBDI-
VISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE(S) 55A, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DIX-
IE COUNTY, FLORIDA.

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

Dated this 18th day of March,
2009.

Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court, by Karen Leverett,
Deputy Clerk

13,14

NOTICE OF ACTION


A petition has been filed in the
Dixie County courts to secure a
TITLE on a 1997 Mercury Villager
Van, TITLE Number 73261503,
VIN 4M2DV1113VDJ03987. Any-
one having any claims against the
1997 Mercury Villager Van, please
do so before April 20, 2009.
13,14,15,16,17,18


RED CROSS TRAINING

Red Crosstralning meeting on Monday the 30th of March
at 6:30 p.m. in the CrossCity Public Library. This is a gen-
eral meeting for anyone desiring to become a certified vol-
unteer in any one of many areas of service. Themeeting
should last about an hour or s6 led by our local chapter
director Mr. Ian Dyar out of Gainesville. Pizza and re-
freshmentswill be provided to all attendees. Come join a
dedicated group of local volunteers that serve the needs of
our own community in times ofneed. For more information
please call Mr. Ian Dyar (352) 376-4669 or Art and Karen
Wyckoff (352) 356-1189.


LEGAL NOTICE

The Board of County Commission-
ers of Dixie County, Florida will
hold a public meeting on April 2nd,
2009 at 10:00 am int he Board of
County Commissioners Meeting
Room, County Courthouse, locat-
ed at 214 NE 351 Highway, Cross
City, Florida for the purposes of
discussing the closing of a county
maintained road to public travel on
Old Canal Street in Suwannee
River Campground. This action is
brought by petition to the Board by
Darrell Rankin and the property in
question is more properly de-
scribed as follows:

SOUTH OF US 19 AND WEST OF
SE 989 STREET IN SECTION 30,
TOWNSHIP 10, RANGE 14 EAST
(CANAL STREET). ENTRANCE
INTO SUWANNEE RIVER CAMP-
GROUND, DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

All persons are advice that if they
decide to appeal any decision
made at the above referenced
public hearing, they will need a
record of the proceedings and that
for such purpose, they may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
13


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING

The Board of Commissioners of the
Northwest Florida Regional Housing
Authority will hold its Annual Meet-
ing, April 2, 2009 in the Cambridge
Room, Ramada Inn North, 2900
North Monroe, St., Tallahassee,
Florida. Meeting will begin at 1:00
p.m. E.S.T. The meeting will be
open to the public
12,13

LEGAL NOTICE
The Board of County Commissioners of
Dixie County, Florida will hold a public
meeting on April 2nd, 2009 at 10:00 am
in the Board of County Commissioners
Meeting Room, County Courthouse, lo-
cated at 214 NE 351 Highway, Cross
City, Florida for the purposes of dis-
cussing the closing of a county main-
tained road to public travel on The Con-
tinental Road, NE 246 Avenue, Cross
City, Florida. This action is brought by
petition to the Board by the Dixie
COunty Board of County Commission-
ers and the property in question is more
properly described as follows:
CONTINENTAL ROAD. NE 246 AV-
ENUE; FROM CONTINENTAL PROP-
ERTY WEST AND SW TO A POINT
200 YARDS FROM THE RIGHT OF
WAY OF US 19, CROSS CITY, FLORI-
DA, SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 10,
RANGE 14.
All persons are advice that If they de-
cide to appeal any decision made at
the above referenced public hearing,
they will need a record of the proceed-
Ings and that 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 appeal is
to be based.
13


"What to do in

a bad economy"
By John R. Piersol, Lake City
Community College director
of Goy/Landscape/Forestry
programs
As the economy slows, peo-
ple spend less because they
are afraid to spend or they
may not have the money to
spend, and companies may
have to layoff employees due
to the decreased business.
Thus some people may find
themselves looking for jobs
rather unexpectedly. This
can be a devastating situa-
tion leaving one with a feel-
ing of "what now"? We all
have options albeit ones we
may not like or really want
to consider. The best thing
to do is to think and plan
rather than get depressed
and quit.

One option is to go some-
where else where your tal-
ents are needed. A good, ex-
perienced ASE certified au-
tomobile technician who
gets furloughed from one
shop has a good chance of
being hired somewhere else.
Having a talent that is in
short supply helps, and
many skilled trade people
are in short supply Even in
bad times, people need to get
their cars repaired. In fact,
people tend to keep their
cars longer during such
times leading to more re-
pairs on the old car which
still may be cheaper than
buying a new car. It is not
always easy to find another
job especially within com-
muting distance from your
current home, and trying to
sell a home to move is prob-
lematic. Staying local is
what most people would do


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, INA
ND FOR DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 09-046-DR

KAREN MOONEY, PETITIONER
AND
DANNY MOONEY, RESPON-
DENT

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

TO DANNY MOONEY, ADDRESS
UNKNOWN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion has been filed against you
and that you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on KAREN MOONEY,
whose address is 267 NE 538
Street, Old Town, Florida 32680 on
or before April 20, and file the orig-
inal with the clerk of this Court at
214 NE 351 Hwy, Cross City, Flori-
da 32628 before service on Peti-
tioner or immediately thereafter. If
you fail to do so, a default may be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.


Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are
available at teh Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office. You may review
these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of
your current address. (You may
file Notice of Current Address,
Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future
papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at
the clerk's office.

WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclo-
sure of documents and infor-
maiton. Failure to comply can re-
sult in sanctions, including dis-
missal or striking of pleadings.

Dated March 23, 2009

Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court
By: Kim V. Wade, Deputy Clerk.

13,14,15,16


FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH NEWS


We had a wonderful day in the Lord Sunday and we
are so thankful for the large crowd, the gorgeous
weather and the talent God has placed in our midst.
The messages Bro. Jackie brought were wonderful
and the special music was wonderful also.

Beginning this coming Sunday night, we will be in
revival with the Easter Brothers doing all the music
and Bro. James Easter bringing the messages. Mark
your calendars now so that you don't miss a night of
it. They will bless your heart. Revival starts Sunday
night the 29th at 7:00 PM and goes through Wednes-
day night, April 1st at 7:00 PM each night. We look
forward to seeing you there.

Remember this week to pray for all the sick, the
ones in the hospitals, the bereaved and just anyone
you know that needs a special touch from God. Al-
ways remember to pray for the lost. God will bless
you for it.

We'll be looking for you Sunday AM for our regular
services and again on Sunday night when our revival
starts. Sunday will be our 5th Sunday and we will be
having the Lord's Supper with dinner being served in
the fellowship hall afterward. Bring a covered dish
(or tw Or three) aindjobi in with' this wonderful timely
of fellowship.

We'll see you there.


The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that
one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels.
For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are
first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the
beginning if it is to be stopped at all.

H. L. Menocken


first which makes sense.
Another more difficult op-
tion is to re-evaluate oneself
and retrain for some other
job that one might never
pursue without a push.
Sometimes this type of situ-
ation leads to the old "mak-
ing lemonade when you are
handed lemons" scenario.

This can end up being an ex-
citing option when the per-
son has a good attitude
about a bad situation. Lake
City Community College can
help as there are various ca-
reers that can one can train
to do at a community col-
lege. Many such career.
training programs require
two years or a lot less to
complete. This does require
one to consider: 1) what else
do I enjoy doing? 2) What am
I good at that I am not doing
now? 3) Is there a job match
for what I am considering
within my current living sit-
uation or must I move? 4) Do
I have the financial re-
sources to pay for training
and pay for living expenses
until I am retrained? (There
are various state agencies
than can possibly help.) A
professional person like an
engineer might consider go-
ing through the Educator
Preparation Institute at
Lake City Community Col-
lege (LCCC) to become'a
math teacher. Our system
needs good math teachers.

LCCC is an excellent re-
source for career counseling
and reviewing a list of pro-
gram options. For Turf
Equipment Technology (less
than one year with very
high statewide job demand),
for example, LCCC has one
of very few programs in the
country This is an example
of a program that people of


all ages might consider if
they are mechanical even if
they are from another state.
It might make sense to come
to LCCC to go eight and one-
half months through this
nationally known program
to return to Atlanta,
Philadelphia, Chicago, or
anywhere there are golf
courses to get another job
that pays well, is a secure
position, and where there is
a shortage of properly edu-
cated technicians.

There is another option, and
that is to sit around and
wait for someone to do
something for you. This is
not a good option as it is
much better to be pro-active
and try to find a plan "B" ca-
reer that may be more excit-
ing and fulfilling than one
might imagine.

Losing a job is a devastating
circumstance that many
Americans are currently ex-
periencing. Dealing with the
situation can be dishearten-
ing or it can be a time of re-
juvenation and discovery It
is always easy to say "keep
your chin up" when you are
not the one who got clob-
bered, but it really is much
better to take your lumps,
think, and plan rather than
seek revenge and get mad.
There is help out there, but
it is best for one to take con-
trol and proceed in an orga-
nized fashion on your terms.
Lake City Community Col-
lege is one resource that can
be helpful.
Piersol is the director of
Golf/Landscape/Forestry
programs at Lake City Com-
munity College. He can be
reached via at
piersolj@lakecitycc.edu or
by calling (386) 754-4225.


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Obituaries and Faith


rWalter Ray Coates, Sr.-
WALTER RAY COATES, SR., age 77, passed away on
March 14, 2009 at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center
in Gainesville, FL.

Mr. Coates moved to Old Town, FL from Pennsauken, New
Jersey in 1995. He had worked as a Dye Setter for Magnet-
ic Metals for 35 years in Camden, New Jersey and had
served in teh Army during the Korean War. He was a
member of the VFW in Chiefland, and he enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille Coates, of Old Town,
Florida; his son, Walter R. Coates, Jr., of Old Town, Flori-
da, his brother, Wayne Coates of Cape Coral, Florida and
his sisters, Darlene Gruning of Old Town, Florida and
Penny Coates of Woodbtirg, New Jersey.

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


Resurrection Concerts At

Lighthouse Word Church

Join us at Lighthouse Word Church for a Resurrection
Concert at on Easter, April 12th at 10:30 am, and on Monday
and Tuesday, April 13th and 14th at 7:00 pm nightly featur-
ing the music ministry of Janny Grein. There will not be a
Wednesday night service.

For the past 23 years, Janny has ministered all over the
United States and Eastern Europe and Africa, sharing her
faith with millions of listeners. Janny uses her candid per-
sonality and gift of song to communicate God's love to all
people. Janny believes music is a universal language that
transcends all barriers and captivates the heart of the lis-
tener:

Make this Easter special .as you come and experience the
anointed music ministry of Janny Grein. A nursery will be
provided for each service. For more information call 352-
493-1554.


Calvary Temple

News
On Saturday April lith Cal-
vary Temple will be hosting
a "Feast & Fellowship Day"
that is going to be fun.

The fire will be stoked in the
grill early in the morning as
we prepare lots of pork and
chicken for the evening
meal at 6:00. Beginning
around 3pm we will have a


First Baptist
Church of Steinhatchee

We are so proud to an-
nounce the arrival of anoth-
er "precious gift from GOD",
little baby Trevor Matthew
Holden! The proud parents
are Timothy and Brittany
Holden! And yes, the loving
grandparents of our new ar-
rival is Pastor Leon and
Sarah Holden! His other
grand parents are Nolen and
Stacey Johnson from Valdos-
ta, Georgia! Little Trevor
was born on March 17th
2009 at 3:30 A.M. He weighed
9 lbs. 2 oz. and he is 20 1/2
inches long! Timothy and
Brittany brought him to
church last Sunday for the
first time at only six days
old! Deuteronomy 4:9 says:
"Lest you forget the things
your eyes have seen...teach
them to your children and
your grandchildren." If our
children are to find their
way to GOD, we as parents,
grandparents, and great


rJohn Larry Cremer, Sr.

MR. JOHN LARRY CREMER, SR. of Old Town passed
away Friday, March 20, 2009 at his home. He was 60 years
of age. Mr. Cremer was born in Tampa, Florida. He
moved to Old Town from Plant City in May of 1989. He
was a long distance truck driver who enjoyed'his family
and outdoor life. He was a Baptist.

He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Cremer of Old Town;
son, John Cremer, Jr. (Amber) of Old Town; daughters,
Lynn Kasten of Avon Park, Florida, Eydee Grice (Randy)
of Avon Park, Florida and Lana Fowler (Gary) of Old
Town; mother, Edith Cremer of Plant City, Florida; sister,
Kay Lamb of Plant City, Florida and 6 grandchildren.

A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday,
March 22, 2008 between the hours of 5 and 6 PM. A
memorial service will be held at a later date.

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




r Jeffrey Ernest Messer

Jeffrey Ernest Messer, 46, of Old Town, passed away
March 11, 2009 at home.

He was born.in Brooksville and moved to Old Town 13
years ago. He was predeceased by his father, Ernest F.
Messer. he is survived by his mother, Catherine (Mess-
er) Bussell and her husband, Perry; three daughters,
Jennifer, Tera, and erica; brother, Greg Messer; sister,
Kim Caraway and husband David; 11 grandchildren;
nephew, Aron Caraway and Tyler. Messer; and niece, Ta-
ressa Caraway, all of Brooksville.

We will miss you always, but your memories will forev-
er remain in our hearts. Friends were received on Mon-
day, March 16, 2009 at the Brooksville Chapel of Brewer
& Sons FuneralHome. A service was held after the visi-
tation at the Chapel. Mr. Messer was laid to rest at Lake
Lindsey Cemetery following the service. A memorial ser-
vice will be held in Old Town at a later date to be an-


n nou


anced..


stage set-up out-side with. help from friends. We would
sound equipment for a fun like for you to come and
time of Karaoke and a "Red- share your singing talents.
Neck turkey calling contest"- Since we will need to set up
--1st prize being recognized a schedule we need you to
as the best turkey caller in call and let us know you
the area "with your photo in would like to sing.
the papers." (Hope that you
w ill come and sing or call). .Tickets will also be available
Pony rides will be available ''"for the upcoMing "D Nixb
for the kids as well. Sportsman Banquet" to be
held on Sat. April 18th at
Everything is free including Ruth Raines Middle School.
a fine meal with all the side Come and help us make this
dishes!!! Mr. Ed Elum will be event a great success. Call
doing the grilling with some Pastor Jim Hurst at 498-3023


grandparents must point
the way! Is someone you
love... following in your foot
steps? Are you walking for
the LORD or the devil? Each
of us can choose our
path....where are you going?
Singing her first solo
was Little Faith Holden! She
sang: "JESUS Loves Me!"
Faith just turned four years
old! Also a mother and son.
duet was heard from Sarah
and Leon Holden Ill! They
sang: "It's Through the '
Blood".We were also blessed
by Harry Gatlin singing "Be
Still and Know that I Am
GOD".
By faith we lift up all
those on our prayer list
named on Wednesday night
and these folks: Judy Brown,
my precious friend in Vero
Beach, Freddie Hires, Toby
Dickey Jr., Lisa Morrow,
James and Helen Craig, Re-
nee Tillman, Terry Blin-
strup, Iva Lee Southerland,
all the un-spoken requests
and all those that need
GOD'S loving touch!
Also "thank you to Joy


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


Enrich for driving the
church vans to pick up our
children. I did not mean to
leave you out last week, Joy,
but GOD knows the hearts
of his children and the ser-
vice you give to HIM for HIS
glory!
Just a thought: Anytime
the going seems easier, bet-
ter check and see if you're
not going downhill.... to the
devils world!
Our friends and missionar-
ies John and Karen Calla-
han are serving GOD with
the New Tribes Mission in
Indonesia. They are finish-
ing their last week of lan-
guage school! John is
preparing to preach.in the
churches there in Sulawesi!
The LORD is working
through them to preach,
reach and teach the many
people in Indonesia! Contin-
ue to pray for both John and
Karen! Both of their daugh-
ters are still in the states.
Heather is seeking job op-
portunities in Tampa and
Heidi is taking College tests
at Liberty University!
May GOD be with each'
of you this week and may
HE use you to minister to
someone in need!
Love, hugs, prayers &
smiles Sandy Coleman

















,r ,d" editor@dcadvocate.net


New Prospect

Baptist News

It was a pleasure to be in
God's house again Sunday,
as always. No feeling is
quite like the effect of being
there, knowing that you're
obeying God's instructions
to join with other Chris-
tians in worshiping Him.
Our choir and musicians
sounded really good, and
Bro. Billy delivered one of
God's most profound mes-
sages, found in Luke 8:43-48.
The evening service was no
less stimulating, as Bro.
Frankie VanAernam, stand-
ing in for Bro. Billy, deliv-
ered another of God's heart-
stirring messages from
Matthew 3:16-17...a very
good job, Bro. Frankie;
thank you.

On Saturday, March 28th at
4:00 P. M., the wedding of


Out At The Rock

What a wonderful day out at
Rock Sink Baptist Church
this past'Sunday! Brother
Terry brought the message
'from Matthew 7:24 on the
Wise and Foolish Builders.
He told us this was a good
news, bad news sermon. We
should always have a firm
foundation on the solid rock
,of Jesus. Failure is the re-
sult of any other foundation
other than the Lord.

As one leaves the parking
lot at R.S.B.C. a sign reads,
"You are entering the mis-
sion field." Our personal
mission begins by being an
example of Christian living
to our neighbors and com-
munity. Through the
church we are also involved
in foreign missions and
work on various projects
during the year. We have ac-
tive missionaries within our
church that go to the Hon-
duras/Nicaragua areas sev-
eral times each year to build
churches and pastor's hous-
es.


Mr. Bobby VanAernam and
Ms. Brandy Osteen will be
held at the home of Mr. &
Mrs. Hayward Anderson. ,
We wish this young couple
the very best and much hap-
piness in their married life:
At 6:00 P. M. the same day, _
there will be a Community.
Sing at New Prospect...come
join us for some GOOD
gospel music and singing!''
On Monday, March 30th, thi
Suwannee River Livestock
Show and Sale is scheduled
to begin.

We were blessed with visi-' -
tors once again Sunday, a -
fact of which we're always-
proud...all visitors are welk
come. Please remember tdo
be ever more active in your
prayer life for all those on,'
the prayer lists here at '
home, as well as our na-
tion's leaders and our people
in the military services."
Have a good week, and mak.
God bless and keep you safe.


H. E and Wanda Jones and,;
Bill Allen just recently re-
turned from such a trip.
They are part of a larger
group from Salem Mission-,
ary Baptist Church. This
was the 35th trip for H.E ,
and the 6th for Wanda. Bill'
has been going for several
years.

Wanda Jones gave an inter-'
esting report of her week in
February After arriving in.
Puerto Cabezas, the group
loaded tents, food, luggage,
and supplies into a school
bus to begin the trek to
their camp in Waspan. The
60 mile trip on a clay grade
took some 3 1/2 hours with
no roadside conveniences.
Rock Sink Baptist Church is
pleased to have missionar-
ies such as these fine people
to serve our Lord.
.Our'5th Sunday Night Sing -
will be March 29th at'7:00
PM. We would love for you
to be there. If you are look-
ing for a church home, then
you are invited to come wof
ship with us. -1 :
"You're gonna like it here"! I
S A "









Calvary Temple Assembly of God
Suwannee Lumber Road Cross City
"JoinUs ForA Visit Stay For A Uf me."
Sunday Worship 10:30AA
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
*Weloome To God's House, Won't You Come on In' US 19 Old Town
Sunday School 10A. Morning Worship 11A FoodPantryOpenSam-11am, Mon-Thurs.
,Evening Worship 6P "Come Let Us Worship & Adore Him" p
Wednesday Bible Study 7P Sunday Worship 9:30A i A
Knock & the door wil open, seek & you will find, ask & you will be Church School 11A
given -life eternally. Wednesday Choir Practice 7P
Pastor Royce Hanshew Pastor Rev. Carl Rainear
(352) 542-7050 (352) 542-7954

First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee Old Town Church of God Cross City Church of Christ
Riverside Drive Stelnhatchee Welcomes You To Come & Worship With Us 5237 52 NE 147th St. (McArthur St) .
Lighthouse On The Gulf Sunday School 10:OOA ...... SundayBible Study- 1000 A
Sunday School 10A- Morning Worship 11A Sunday Morning Worship- 11:00A Morning Worship 11:00 A
Evening Worship 6P Sunday Evening Worship -OOP WednesdayEvniMn Binle Study :00
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P -Awana 6:30 Wednesday Evening Worship 7:OOP Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7:00 P
Pastor Leon Holden Pastor Troy Hare
(352) 498-2108 (352) 542-8222 .

F Refuge Church of God h Scrub Creek Baptist Church Cross City Church of God
P. O. Box 1511, Cross City, FL 32628 Located 6 Miles East on CR 351 Kenneth Street Cross City ,
Pastor Ruby L. Graham "A Friendly Church With A Welcome Spirit' Proclaiming The Full Gospel For All People" 0
352-498-2892Wo -A Children's Church 10:30A- Morning Worship 10:300
Bible352-498-2892 Bible Study 9:45A.Wohip S -11A Evening Worship 6:30P
PBibe Study Tuas 7:30. Church Training 6P- Evening Worship P Wednesday Family Training HourAdult & Teen Milstly.
Praise/WorshipThursday 7:30 Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P Boy's Brigade & Gir's Club 7:00P
Noon DayService starts at Noon Pastor Archie Knowles Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey, Pastor
(352) 498-5535 (352) 498-3280

First United Methodist Church Seventh-Day Adventist Church Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Chur "
22 NE 138th S 00ParkerStreetCross City
22 NE 138th St Cren ss City Cross CityndOpenDoor In the Heart of Dixie Co., with Dixie Co. at Heart] Z
TOpen Hoerts, Open Minds, Open Doors"C Welcomes You -Where Jesus is Lord' Sunday School 10A- Morning Worship 11A
The People of The United Methodist Church Sabbath School 9:30A -Morning Worship 11A Children's Church Ages 3-7 z
Sunday School 9:45A- Morning Worship 11A Wednesday- Prayer Meeting 6:30P Sunday Evening 7:00 pmr .
Wednesday -Adult Choir 7:30P Wed. Family Night 7:30P Youthquake & Kid's Club
Pastor Rev. Glenda Brayman Pastor- Bill Schnorbus Pastor Paul & Louise Tyson '
(352) 498-3420 H (352) 498-3258 C (352).498-5674 (352) 498-0736
.. Harvest Winds Ministries Faith Baptist Church
1 mile.South of Cross City Hwy 19 CR 55A(Between CrossCity& Old Town)
Sunday School 10:15 "The Church With An Open Door' {
Churchf 11:00 Sunday School -9:45A Morning Worship 11A
W iEvening Worship 7P
Weds. Morning Prayer Mid-Week Bible Study Wednesday 7P
Pastor Charles & Jackie Bechtold Rev. Jackie ettre, Pastor
352-498-4004 or 498-7896 (352)542-7103

Lydia Baptist Church "Show proper respect to First Assembly of God
2 Miles West of Cross City on US 19 Hwy 351 & Camp Two Rd. Cross City
"AChurchYouCan CallHome- everyone: Love the brother-
Sunday-Moing Prayer 9:1 SundaySchool 9:45A e Sunday School 10A Morning Worship 11A
Morning Worship 11A Evening Worship 7P hood of believers, fear God, Sunday Chldrens Church A
Wednesday-Prayer Meeting 7P h nor the kin Sunday Evening 7P Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Bible Study, Mission Friends, RA's, GA's RvMir tn Jaic. ed P .aE
Pastor Wayne Allen 1 Peter 2:17 Rev. Marvin & Janice Parsley
(352) 498-5617 (352) 498-366
McirabbBap'st Church Holy Cross Catholic Mission [Ro 1 8] Le no dibt remalr
7391 NE 349 Hwy-Comer of 349N/351A Hwy 19 South of Cross city outstandin, e.pthe r.
Bruce Sullivan, astor, Mass-Sundays- 13m outstndng, exceptthe
Old Town: 542-2207 Confessionra-Sunday 10:45-11:15 m continuing debt to love one
Sunday night 00 DispeshipTraining 7:00 pm Sv. A John the Evangelistin Chand another, for he who loves his
Wednesday night 5:30-a:oO-AWANA Grades Pre-K thru High Schoolfu l
Wednesday Night 7:00 PM Bible Study Rosary Every Tuesday. 3:00 pm fellowman has fulfilled the la
Van Ministry Bro. Foy Cell 356-2294 (352) 493-9723

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Church US 19. Between Cross City & Old Town
10093 NE 349 Hwy Jesus Is The Answer For Your Lfe
Rev. Calvin Conner, Pastor Sunday School IOA. Morning Worship 11A
Re vn C r P o Children's Church 11A. Evening Worship 7P
Old Town, FL 352-542-8831 Wednesday Evening 7P
Sunday Morning Worship 11 Am Pastor- Billy Robson
Evening 6PM, Wed. 7 pm Bible Study (352) 498-3711








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Our Daisy & Brownie Troop sold al-
most 5500 boxes of cookies during this
year's Girl Scout Cookies Sale. (Thanks
to all the wonderful people in our cornm-
munity!)
We raised over $50.00 in our "cookies
4 change project", which we will be do-
nating to the American Cancer Society
Relay for Life.
We sold 35 boxes of cookies to be do-
nated to our military troops.
Last week. The Girls visited the lo-
cal Fire, Police and EMS Departments:
The Girls learned the Fire Safety Rules
from EMT Fire Fighter Kris Keen at the
Cross City Fire Station and got to ex-
plore the Fire Trucks. Then, at the
Cross City Police Dept., Officer Stan
=l mBradley gave them a tour of the depart-
.E' ment and even allowed them to explore
AMBUANCEthe inside of his patrol car. The Girls re-
ally enjoyed getting to turn on the
sirens. Then, at the Emergency Services
H building. Tim Alexander, Director Para-
medic showed the girls what the inside
.of an ambulance looks like and what "all
those machines" are used for... Then, he
showed them how to do CPR on the in-
Jured "'teddy bear" and went over some
basic first aid procedures and safety
triles for their upcoming camping trip.


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