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Home of the Worlds Only Four Headed Swamp Cabbage!


Bs JumpStart Foundation Seeks to Encourage, County in the red
Empower and Equip Local Seniors


Shired Island


"Closed


First weekend

S in May

Shired Island Park will be
CLOSED as usual May l-3th
for Wheelin Sportsmen
Handicapped Event. ONLY
Event Participants and
workers will be allowed.
The Horseshoe Beach
County Park will be avail-
able that weekend as usual.
Please respect our handi-
capped residents and visi-
tors and allow them the
space needed for a little
enjoyment also.


Dixie to get

$635,400 in

Stimulus Money


Dixie Counity is scheduled
to get over $600,000 in fed-
eral "stimulus" money
from the Surface Trans-
, portation Program in order
to improve turn lanes and
drainage on U.S. 19.


Lcleath


Thu
4/9


76/54


Times of sun and clouds. Highs in
the mid 70s and lows in the mid
50s.



81/58 .
4/10 *" *-^.
Clouds giving way to sun. Highs in
the low 80s and lows in the upper,




1?1 83/58

Isolated thunderstorms. Highs in
tfe low 80s and lows in the upper
s.



S 84/60

Isolated thunderstorms. Highs in;
the mid 80s and lows in the low
60s.



4/13 84/59

Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the
mid 80s and lows in the upper 50s.:


INDEX,


S- 2..........Viewpoints
3..,Law Enforcement
4...Announcements
5..................Hoops
6................. Local
7......................Local
8................... School
9...............Stuff to Do
.,t 10.......................L...ocal
11...........Classifieds
12............. Local .
',, 13................Legals'
.' 14,.. bits & faith
15.......Entertainment
S 16.......... In Closing


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The Nick Collins Scholar-
ship Fund Basketball Tour-
nament was started in 2006
and will once again provide
scholarships this May to de-
serving Dixie County. se-
niors headed to college. It
was this Basketball Tourna-
ment that was the origin of'
the Nick Collins Jumpstart
Foundation.

Nick Collins says "the mes-
sage of his foundation is to
try and help the youth, con-
tinue their education be-
yond high school. We call it
the jtunp start foundation
because that's exactly what
-we are trying to do, give
these seniors a jump start
.towards their future. To.
help them learn that there is
nothing in life they can't ac-
complish if they put their
mind to it.

Nick is no stranger to
putting in the hard work
necessary to realize big re
suits. Nick Was born August
16, 1983 to Willie and Alber-
Ita Collins in Gainesville,
Florida. and is the youngest
of five siblings. Nick is tru-
ly a Dixie County home
town hero. mentor and role
model for the entire conunu-
nity! The lobby of DCHS


even has a dedicated trophy
case to Collins, complete
with some of his high
school sports memorabilia.
While in high school Nick
excelled in football, basket-
ball, baseball, and track.
Collins was lettered twice as,
a quarterback, running back
and defensive back. He was
named first-team all con
ference and team MVP
as a senior. He also
earned two letters as a
guard on the school's k i
basketball team and ..
three letters as a cen- ,1. "l,
ter-fielder for it's
baseball team. But it
was ultimately foot-
ball that lead him to
college where he re-
ceived his education
and developed his ca-
reer.


What most stories
about Nick Collins
don't tell. is that ,
while Nick was com-,
pleting his acade- :
mics at Dixie County
High,.he was not able
to sign with Bethune
Cookman on National
Signing Day.


See NICK, page 14


(Get your ark ready: here comes the flood

Projected to be almost as bad as the flood of '48


According to a press release
issued by Tim Alexander of
Emergency Services, wide-
spread flooding along the
Suwannee Rivet: north of
-, Old Town is expected this -
week. Levels are expected to
fall between the floods of '48
and '73, and to rise to 19.5
feet above sea level on April
the 19th, which would ex-
ceed the flood of '73 by a
foot. .

The Board of County Com-
missioners held an emer-
gency meeting on Tuesday.
afternoon at 3:00 to discuss
preparation for the event.

Alexander explained that
the situation is very serious
and that residents should
take precautions to protect
life and property. He said
that EMS is preparing for
the worst case scenario.


County Manager Arthur
Bellot explained that al-
though large media outlets
are not paying significant at-
tention to the crisis, that if
. residents don't rpmoe pr'op-
erty in the next few days.
the opportunity may be lost.
"And it's not just losing
property," he said., it's the
damage that can be done
when that motor home is
floating down the river into
the neighbor's house or into
the bridge."

. Although no evactiation or-
ders have been issued at this
time, residents are urged to
remove any portable items
from the area near the river,
Owners of boats, cars, mo-
tor homes or travel trailers
in.parks or within flood
range should move them as
soon as possible.


It is particularly important
for livestock producers and
owners to make arrange-
ments to move animals or to
provide for their safety
when the water gets high.
During the last flood, which
was not nearly' as bad as this
one is predicted to be, many.
goats, pigs and other small
animals drowned. Also,
any animals should be
tagged or marked so that
they can be identified by res-
cue personnel if necessary.

For information, you can
contact Dixie County Emer-
gency Management at 352-
498-1240. After business
hours, you can contact the
county warning point at 498-
1231. Constant updates that
can be sent directly to mo-
bile devices will also be
available from the Advocate
via Twitter.


FWC Activates Idle Speed, No Wake On the Suwannee

Limited to Zone 1, north of Luraville, for now


The Suwannee
River reached .
flood stage at
Ellaville on Sun-
day, prompting
the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Con-
servation Com-
mission (FWC) to
activate idle-
speed, no-wake re- L
strictions for the
area of the river
from U.S. 90 in Ellav-
ille south to State,
Road 51 in Luraville,


This 39-mile segment
of the river becomes
an idle-speed, no-
wake zone when the
Suwannee River
reaches 47 feet above
mean sea level oh
the Ellaville gauge,
where flood stage is
54 feet. The FWC
said other zones of
the river will quick-
ly fall under the.
same boating restric-
tions as the floodwa-
ters move downriver.


"By Tuesday Bran-
ford will also be
above flood stage, as
will the Santa Fe
River at Three
Rivers," said Capt.
Roy Brown, area su-
pervisor at the
FWC's Lake City of-
fice. "Heavy rainfall
in Georgia is caus-
ing local rivers to
rise quickly."

An idle-speed, no-
wake zone means a,
vessel must proceed
at a speed no greater
than what is re-
quired to maintain
steerageway and


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headway. At no time
is any vessel re-
quired to proceed so
slowly that the oper-
ator is unable to con-
trol it or anything it
may be towing.

FWC officers will be
patrolling this area
of the river to en-
sure the idle-speed,
no-wake rule is en-
forced, Brown said.
The FWC is encour-
aging boaters to stay
off the river system
until conditions im-
prove.

"Water levels on the
Suwannee River can
fluctuate rapidly, cre-
ating navigational
hazards for unsus-
pecting boaters, such
as floating debris,
submerged rocks
and stumps and new
shoaling conditions.
-We want everyone to
be safe," Brown said.


The idle-speed, no-
wake rule will stay
in effect in this zone
until the water level
recedes below 47
feet. '

"There are five flood
zones on the Suwan-
nee and the Santa Fe
rivers," Brown said.
In 2006, the FWC
unanimously ap-
proved dividing the
Suwannee and Santa
Fe rivers into five
zones subject to
flood-related restric-
tions. Each zone has
its own water-level
gauge. When the wa-
ter level rises in one
zone, idle-speed, no-
wake restrictions
are enforced there.
These zones range
from 9 to, 47 feet
above mean sea lev-
el.

Sed RIVER, pg 9


County Manager Bellot says

$250K shortfall is "manageable"


Retiring County Manager
Arthur Bellot handed out
copies of the current budget
status of the county at
Thursday morning's County
Commisison Meeting. "I
don't have a lot of copies,
because I printed them
on a color printer so
ya'll could see the red
ink," he quipped. "The
Budget committee was
conservative when
estimating budget
revenues...that's
why we're not
head-over-heels
with our budget-
ing," he told Com-'
missioners.

He explained that
the County is fac-
ing a $250,000

short- "Unlik
fall. "Unlike
"That
is man- Oothi
ageable,
and that's right no
the good right
news," he
said, "un- not1
like a lot of
other areas, and I'
right now :
we're not in to repo
crisis, and rePo
I'm proud to '
report that to
' you." ,

Jerry Prater --ArthL
made his first
appearance at
a County
Meeting since his motorcy-
cle accident. He told the
Commisison that the "'VA
seems to be loosening up on
home loan applications,"
and that "in June, the VA
health care system is going
to become somewhat more
accessible to low-income
veterans.,

Phil Bishop of Bailey, Bish-
op and Lane appeared to
give an update on the pro-
jects underway. He reported
that the Suwannee Seawall's
pilings have been driven
and t.ie whole project
should be done in three
weeks, with a-little money
left over in the budget for


some landscaping.

He reported that J. Michael
Road paving is complete and
that he was pleased with the
contractor, who "got in and
got out, and did a good job
on that road." He said that
the Hines Road is moving
forward, and that crews are
replacing the railroad track
crossing; He also stated that
a meeting was being
planned to address possible
funds available to mitigate
beach erosion at Shired Is-
land.

Joe Ruth reminded the Corn-
mission that mosquito sea-
sop is rapidly approaching
and that "If you get a mos-
quito complaint, refer peo-
ple to the mosquito hotline
at -498-1303."
a lot of He also ex-
Sa 10 t pressed his
gratitude for
er areas, the County's
new mosquito
iw we're trucks,
"thanks to
. .. Arthur and
in risis, Tim (Alexan-
der.)"
m proud Tim
that to, der appeared
.t- h I U to report that
OU the newEmer-
yQU. agency Opera-
tions Center
should be
ur Bellot done two
weeks ahead


- of schedule,
and to, thank
the Commission for support-
ing the Livestock Fair,
which he said grossed
around $668,000.

Commissioner Troy John-
son agreed, saying that "I
really appreciate everybody
who goes to the fair and
spends their money to sup-
port our local kids."
County Librarian Cindy
Bellot asked the Commis-
sion to approve recognition
of National Library Week
April 12-18, in recognition of
all of the services that the
library provides to local citi-
zens. The motion was unan-
imously approved.


Certified Clerk


Dana Cannon Johnson, Clerk of Court has successfully
completed the required hours for the initial certification
for court clerks. She received a letter form the Supreme
Court of Florida commending her on her "diligent effort to
continue" her professional development. Congrats, Dana!


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Is the secret ballot in danger?

The secret ballot is one of several things necessary to ensure
honest elections. We can discuss some of tle others at,anoth-
er time; suffice it here to say that, without the secret ballot,
elections would be open to even more corrupt practices than
is now the case.

This applies to local, state and national elections. It applies to
the elections where you choose the leaders of a civic club, a
veterans organization or other fraternal group. It applies to
how you elect deacons and ofher church officers. It also ap-
plies to how the place where you work decides whether or not
to be represented by a labor union.

At least it does right now. Given some legislation currently
under consideration in Congress, that aspect of unionization
may soon be a thing of the past. The bill is called the "Em-
ployees Free Choice Act," which is sort of like calling an
armed robber's demanding, "Your money or you life," a "re-.
quest."

As it stands, when unionization is being considered, affected
employees are given the opportunity to vote yes or no on join-
ing a union--in secret, just like when you vote for apolitical
candidate. If the yeas. outnumber the nays, the union is in,
otherwise it is not.

"Employee Free Choice" would change this by offering affect-
ed workers the option of. voting for or against unionization,
but, it would be done openly, so that both your employer and
union organizers would know how you voted.

Employers tend not to like unions, and organizers tend not to
like employees who vot against them. This leaves the employ-
ee a tough choice. If he votes against the union, but a majori-
ty of his fellow employees vote for the union, heis something
of a pariah. If he votes for the union arid the union doesn't
get in, his employer might think less of him in terms of fu-
ture raises, promotions, etc. .

The difference between the two systems is essentially that.an .
employee could'sign a card authorizing a union election even
if he didn't want to join a union himself, because he wanted
his fellow employees to have that opportunity Therefore, his
S signature on the initial card wouldn't necessarily reveal his
intentions. Sort of like signing a card in support of a politi-
cian's candidacy even if you didn't intend to vote for him, just
because you felt that he should have a chance to run without
forking over a substantial fee. ..

There are good and bad things that can be said about labor
unions. In a certain sense, they are the working man's access
to the free enterprise system. But they have a track record of
being' "heavy-handed," and in some cases causing unemploy-
ment by driving manufacturers to cheaper overseas markets.,
However there can be little doubt that cheap foreign labor can
lure American businesses out of the country regardless of
whether their stateside factories were unionized. Let's face it,
Great Bear Industries wasn't exactly paying union scale..

Under the proposed legislation, management and labor would
have only a short window of opportunity to agree on a con-
tract before a government appointed arbitrator took over. Just
one more. example of how liberals think that government can
do anything and everything better.

On'that subject, it is certainly arguable that government
should be able to do a lot of things better, and I'm talking
about things that involve government's legitimate, constitu-
tional role; Until that happens, Washington politicians would
do well to leave the free enterprise system alone.

A,final concern over the possibility of doing away with the
secret ballot in union elections: Could elections for public'
officials be next?

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Is Spring Cleaning Good for the Soul?


ky Kathy McKinney


Editor:

Water within the Dixie,
Gilchrist and Levy Coun-
ty areas has been a "Hot
Topic" for some time. I
believe most of the citi-
zens in this area have con-
'cerns about keeping our
natural resource, water, in
our area.

Currently there is HB
1111 and SB 2424 before
our legislators dealing
with water supplies.
These bills, basically word
for word, are 10,8 pages
long, and available on the
World Wide Web. Ver-
biage on page 6, (4) ieads:
"In establishing the policy
outlined in subsection (3),
the Legislature realizes
.that, under certain cir- '
cumstances, the need to
transport water from dis-
tant sources maybe neces-
sary for environmental,'
technical, or economic,
reasons."

This statement in my
opinion, kicks the door
Open that could send our
natural resources, water,
SOUTH. Throughout this
legislation, "protection-
ism" is documented, but
the paragraph above
seems very detrimental to
our cause. (Political)

Our neighbors to the
south have planned poorly
when it comes to natural
resources. They have
over built and overpopu-
lated the areas and do not'
have enough of their own
resources (water) to meet
their needs. I feel that our
area is the last frontier for
future growth and devel-
opment in the State of
Florida. If our water re-
sources here are shipped
south, there will be a day
in the future that our eco-
nomic growth and devel-
opment will be hampered.
Our agricultural busi-
nesses may not have
enough water available to
grow there crops. Our
rivers and streams will be
affected. If we don't plan


wisely and protect our in-
terests, we will be nio bet-
ter off than Tampa, Mia-
mi, etc.

These Bills jam Regional
Water down our throats as
a cost effective method to
deliver water. I have yet
to see where regional wa-
ters are more cost effec-
tive as a "one shoe fits
all." For example, our
neighbors to the north,
Big Bend Water Authority,
rates are: Residential
rates $27 for 3000 gals,
3001 to 6000 gals. $2.63 per
and up. Commercial rates
are $43.50 for the first 3000
gallons and up from there.
Check your local rates
and see how they com-
pare. Regional water is
very beneficial to areas
that have limited re-
sources of good potable
water.

This legislation is very
critical to cities that
would prefer not to go Re-
gional. I can see why
some cities or utilities
would rather use their
"freedom"' of choice for
their service area or city.
These officials are con-
cerned for their citizens,
their needs and rates they
pay Why would you want
to force your citizens into
. paying more for water
when you have a more
than adequate source .
available? Matter of fact,
if you read the legisla-.
tion, cities that elect not
to participate are close to
being threatened they will
not be seeing grants etc.
The "Water Czars" want
you to pay taxes, support
the government, but are
not going to help you.

This letter is my opinion.
Read the legislation and
make up you own mind
and voice yours. I have
lived though these issues
in another state. Similari-
ties are remarkable.

Sincerely Concerned,
Robert "Bob" Kerr
Fanning Springs


- .., -7WDespaii Fear. Uncertainty Yep, I'm so down
with that, as the kids say I sit here on Sun-
day morning, with my doors open to the beau-
tiful weather, snoring puppies at my feet and a cup of coffee
growing cold and undrinkable beside me as I read the morn-
ing news and tremble inside at what is happening to the
country:.

Drudge Report: North Korea launches long range rocket,
apparently no satellite onboard...U.S. does absolutely noth-
ing, except admonish nanny-like that North Korea can't play
in the "civilized" 'sandbox until it learns to play well with
others. Gee;. I'll bet that hurt Kim Jong Ii's feelings so much
he won't invite us to the nuclear attack. Wall Street Jour-
nal: Obama wants to maintain government control of
banks; refuses repayment of TARP money Hot Air: New
cybersecurity bill would violate the 4th Amendment, and al-
low the President and the Secretary of Commerce total ac-
cess, to all computer networks without any sort of warrant at
any time. It also gives them the ability to
"shut off" the internet at will. Everywhere Do
is the news that newspapers are dying, the
U.S. is no longer the world's largest manufac- yourselves t
turer-- Communist China wins that award.
And of course, news of the Vietnamnese guy are the East
who went into the Citizenship test shooting h
because he got laid off from work. The cops, allelulja
who got there in just two minutes after a 911
call from a gut-shot secretary, sat outside in,
their cars for a solid HOUR waiting for it to
be SAFE for them to go in, while the gunman popped caps
into prospective citizens and then himself. On the personal
front, my pigs keep getting into niy garden, my plantar fasci-
itis is acting up, and I think my truck's alignment is off. Is
it just me, or is the world falling apart in front of our eyes?
Who wouldn't feel abject despair at a time like this. (O.K.,
those people who never watch the news. and who think that
American Idol is "high culture" aren't worried. but they're
not reading this column, either.)

So, after I finish writing this and send off an appraisal I
have to get done today, I'm going to do What I always do
when I'm so stressed out or confused that I don't know what
to do: I'm going to clean something. You can always tell how
happy I am by how messy my home is. When it gets all
clean and organized, you know that my inner control freak
has popped out and started to control the only thing that I
feel like I can...my house. Sure, some people get anorexia
and stop eating as their means of control, but who can do
that with a world with crispy bacon and melted cheese?
Definitely not this chunky monkey So I clean. My dining
room looks fantastic, with new plants I picked up from Mrs.
Wyckoff at A&K yesterday, new curtains...even the fish tank
4is sparkling. By the days' end, my kitchen will be awesome-
ly clean, too. This is not a good thing, trust me.


Dear Editor,
Wouldn't it be "refreshing" to
have page two "Viewpoints" to
actually reflect something
"positive" for a change. I am
an avid reader of your paper, I
buy it every week at Hitch-
cock's. Especially the last
three months have been very
disturbing to me. Your editori-
al has been so negative, ,I al-
most dread what subject will
be slammed next 'week. It is
anti-government, anti- demioc-
racy, and especially prejudiced
(to say the least) "freedom of
speech" has gone too far! You
should work on how, we as a -
community (Dixie County) can
come together and help find a
way to ease some of our worst
times. We are "all'" suffering-
wondering will we have a job
tomorrow, can we pay our
bills, keep our cars, afford
food! Expressing negative
thoughts to the people only
"worsens" the problems, and
us little to '"no" hope. I pray
our "new president" can find a
way to help us all!! It took
eight years to come to this
point, most of us not.even real-
izing what has been happening
all around the world and how
greed has taken over the earth.
We need "good" stories about
our community, our friends,.
- Our "reasons" for getting up
each morning and'facing the
reality of this recession. Lets
focus on helping one another.
"positive" stories can ease our
minds, not all the small "pet-
ty" things like teleprompters,
and pets in the white house,
"Get real", we all need help
sometime in our lives, unless
you think you are above that.

Give us something education-
al, to "smile about, not "turn
our stomachs" you should
"showcase" the people in our
county! Like the.friendly bank
tellers, willing to answer all
your questions, or the two
sweet waitresses at the Cy-
press Inn on Saturday night,
the Dixie Lan Auction, and all
the great people, young and
old, who come together on Sat-
urday night to visit and enjoy
the evening at a very "home
like" atmosphere. "This is our
life" we need hope! I think it
will be awhile, but I believe it
be a while, but I believe it is


coming (sooner than later). .
Please change the "negative tb
positive" we will find a great
deal of comfort in that. Lets ^
"showcase" ways to improve
ourselves and our community
No more negative editorials.

Dottie Coutil, Old Town


Ms. Coutil:
I'm glad to hear that you enjo$
the paper, we always appreciate
our great customers! I'm also :
sorry that you find our opinion*
page too "negative." The funci
tion of an editorial page is to
provide calls to action and to
express opinion (negative or
otherwise). It is not therapy,
designed to make people feel '
better about their lives, or to '
sugar-coat situations with
saccharine propaganda
messages. If you're looking fpr
uplifting news about the goodY
people of the community, you
will find plenty of that on ouh
other pages.

As to'your accusations, yes, per-
sonally, I am anti-government,
in that I believe, like Ronald
Reagan, that government is
never the answer, it is the prob-
lem. Iam not anti-democracy,
or "prejudiced." I am a conserv-
ative, and my editorial column
reflects that, as it should.
Your accusation that "freedom
of speech has gone too far!" be-
cause I refuse to ignore the dan-
gerous ideas of our "new presi-
dent," should alarm anyone ,
concerned with our God-givenr
freedom. It's funny how free-
dom of speech and dissent is so
sacred until a conservative
starts to speak. Short of t
yelling fire in a crowded the-.,
ater, or cursing in inappropri
ate company, freedom of speech
cannot be taken too far

As long as our country is beidg
led down the disastrous, soci4l-
ist path to destruction that the
Democratic party is seeking, t
will be negative about it. As .
long as the failed pacifist ideals
of the 60s are compromising he
defense of this country (and qf
my kids!) I will scream to the,
high heavens anywhere I geti
the chance. I can't speak for
Mr Prater, but I strongly sus-,
pect he would share the same
sentiment with you.-- Editor


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I'll let you in on a dirty little secret: I sorta, kinda, but not
really believe infung shui. Fung shui is the Asian belief '
that you can change your life by rearranging your furniture.
This supposedly lets the "energy" flow around your house
better. (It's more complicated than that, but you get the '
idea.) Last year, I read a couple of books from the library' qn
it and tried it for fun. In fung shui, each section of your ,,
house represents an area of your life: travel, health, family
career, etc. Each color represents an element like fire or w4-
ter that should, or should not, be in each area. For instance,
water elements and black are really good.in your "career'**
area, which is around your front door.

Maybe it was silly, but after I read those books, I cleaned and-
re-organized the "money" part of my house and put up pur-
ple (the money color) curtains. I got a check in the mail th4
next day No kidding; i know it's ridiculous superstition, but
since it goes along with my weird cleaning-as-control issues,
it works for me. And hey, the Chinese have pounded the tar"
out of us on economic issues lately; they must have some
kind of magic mojo working' for them.

I not abandon Spring cleaning became a tradition for a
reason. Maybe it's the renewal symbol-
to despair. We ized by the Easter season, or maybe it's
just the relief of having decent weather to
er people and beat rugs and air linens in after a long,
cold winter. Whatever it is, it works to
h is our song. banish the blues. Sure, the new puppy
Pope John Paul II may dig up your new banana plant and
scatter dark black earth and chewed-up
leaves all over your freshly vacuumed *
beige carpet as soon as you turn your back, but for a few
brief, wonderful minutes, all is serene and right with the
world. (It happened to me, can you tell? But I'm not bitter,-
nope, not at all. Stupid dog...no cookie.)

You ladies know what I mean, I know you do. When you fin-
ish that big clean, you keep going back into the room and *
just peeking at the result of all your hard work. Maybe you'
even sit down at your spotless, lemon-waxy smelling dining
room table and just soak in the absolute perfection. So that-s
my remedy for what's ailing you this week. I can't stop whlit
is happening in the world. I can't force the President to stp
dismantling the weapons systems that have kept us safe fr-
he last 60 years, in the silly utopian hope that if we throw?
our guns into the pond, the bad guys will, too. I can't'force4
the jugheads in congress from ripping the Constitution an(
the capitalist system apart piece by piece and making Or- ?
well's 1984 look like a current reality show. I can't make -
Obama grow the cojones that he oh-so-obviously needs but t
does not own, in order to sternly defend this country from @
the insane radical muslims who want us dead. I can't even
keep my hogs out of my peas, apparently So instead of
watching the news and wallowing hip-deep in the decline cf
Western Civilization, all I can do is get elbow-deep in some
hot. soapy water and cpptrol wNvaa pa. HappydFasterA ,


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VOP-DUI/DWLSR, FTA-Poss -20 grams

Williams Jay Scott, 40, J. Chewning,
Warrant-VOP

Hooper, William Jackson, 21, Brannin,
VOP-



04/03/09
)Thomas, Casey Lamar, 20, Chewning,
'VOP




04/04/09
Herrin, Melissa, 25, Mallory, Domestic Vi-
olence


Chavous Jean M. 41 Daniels, Agg Assault.
W/ A Motor Vehicle, Domestic Viol, Reck-
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Charles Bronson Says:
Despite Rain, Wildfire
Danger Remains
TALLAHASSEE Despite rainfall throughout the state
over the weekend, Florida Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson is urging
residents not to let their guard down.

"Rainfall varied widely throughout the state over the
weekend, leaving areas in the Panhandle flooded while
the central and southern peninsula still have high wild-
fire risk," Bronson said. "More than 13 inches of rain
fell in the far western Panhandle counties, while cen-
tral and south Florida received little rain."

The Florida Division of Forestry is sending road crews
to assist with the rebuilding and reopening of flooded
roads and submerged bridges in the northwestern part
of the state. The division's land management and wild-
fire crews will help assist with the restoration of travel
routes in the area.

Meanwhile, approximately 65 firefighters from north-
ern Florida and a ten person incident command team
have been deployed to assist with wildfire suppression
efforts in both Volusia and Hernando counties.

The division routinely sends assistance to areas experi-
encing extraordinary emergency conditions. By shift-
ing resources, it not only provides assistance for prob-
lems at hand, but also insures that the local crews can
use their resources to respond to new local emergen-
cies.

"While it's unusual to have a flooding and a wildfire
emergency at the same time, the flexibility of our per-
sonnel to quickly respond to emergencies of all kinds
underscores the importance of the work that the Divi-
sion of Forestry performs."

For more information about wildfire danger or tips you
can take to protect your home and. property, visit the-
Florida Division of Forestry website at www.fl-dof.com
or contact your local Florida Division of Forestry field
office.


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"I am among those who think
that science has great beauty. A
scientist ni his laboratory is not
)only a technician: lie is also a
child placed before natural
phenomena which impress
him like a fairy tale."


Archer Man Sentenced To Federal Prison
For Pipe Bombs, Firearms,
and Drug Trafficking

Tallahassee, Florida E. Bryan Wilson, Acting United
States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida,
announced that on April 6,2009, TIMOTHY ROBERT
TREFFINGER (43), of Archer, Florida was sentenced to
a total of 517 months in federal prison for manufacture
of marijuana, possession of firearms and destructive
devices in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense,
and possession of an unregistered silencer, in violation
of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c), Title 21
United States Code, Section 841, and Title 26, United
States Code, Section 5861. The Court ordered Mr. Tre-
ffinger to pay a $10,000 fine, $500 Special Monetary As-
sessment and will be on 5 years supervised release fol-
lowing his release from federal prison. The Court also
ordered the forfeiture of his house, a motorcycle, $5,000
in cash, $11,000 in gold coins, 39 guns and a trailer.
Evidence introduced at Treffinger's trial held in Janu-
ary of this year, in United States District Court in
Gainesville, established that Treffinger had been grow-
ing marijuana on his five acre property in Archer,
Florida for more than five years. On July 14, 2008, the
Drug Enforcement Administration working in conjuc-
tion with the Alachua County Sheriff's Office, the Bu-
reau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives,
Gainesville Police Department and the U. S. Marshall's
Service, conducted a search on Treffinger's property.
They recovered 267 live marijuana plants, 39 firearms,
33 pipe bombs, and thousands of rounds of ammuni-
tion during the search. A loaded rifle recovered from
the master bedroom was equipped with a silencer and
laser aiming system. Testimony given at trial estab-
lished that Treffinger had made the cast iron or PVC
pipe bombs using a black powder, hails, screws and B-
B's. Treffinger also had several booby traps among the
pipe bombs which could have been remotely detonated
via electronics.
Mr. Wilson commended the work of Gainesville Drug
Enforcement Administration, the Alachua County
Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad, the Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives Agency the Gainesville Police
Department and the U. S. Marshall's Service who inves-
tigated the case. The case was prosecuted by Assistant


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DIXIE COUNTY
C.O.P NEWS
The bi-monthly C.O.P Meeting at the County Jail will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 11th.
We welcome visitors and new member applicants.
The following is a report of C.O.P. activity for the past two-months.
1. Area Patrols................. 425 man-hours = 6810 miles
2..Vehicle Crashes.............45 man-hours = 299 miles
3. Special Detail...................45 man-hours = 286 miles
4. Highway Obstruction............................................0...
5. Roadway Debris Removal.................11 incidents
6. Assisted Citizen.......... ........... ........... 8 incidents
.Serving 24/7 Lt. Everett E. Hicks.........542-9197
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Announcements


Kyle Monroe Harris


Se
We are proud to announce the birth of our new baby boy, Kyle Monroe Harris. He
was born March 4, 2009, 7 -bs. 12 oz. and 21 inches long. He is the son of Richard
and Kristi Harris of -Cross City.
Kyle's proud grandparents are Mike and Dee Gunnison of Trenton, and Rick and
Rita Harris of Cross City


2nd Annual

Easter Egg Hunt


April 11th
12:00 to 4:00

Waldo Park
(Spillers Park)

Egg Hunt for ages 0 10
Games & Crafts for all ages

Big Cypress Blue Grass Band

Food, Fun, Prizes
No Charge For Anything

Come out and have a good time
Young & Old

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Just Married


Owens & Herring


to Wed


with joyful hearts
we ask yTou to beypresent
at the wedding ceremony uniting
T'earra Lynn Owens
Cand
Justin 'Wyke #erring
on Saturday, May 2, 2009
T'fian'I you from the parents of the
Bride and groom
Ierry arid Constance Owens
LDanny and7Karen ~-erring
Terry and !AnAgel Roberts
invitations have been sent


A Man Called
A Man Chosen


See the grass is mowed one more time
For you and I on Sunday to come and dine
He always shares a smile
And for you- he'll go that extra mile
His heart is overflowing with love
That can only come from our Father above
He raises his voice in Praise
And his hands he surely will raise
He speaks from the.Spirit of God
For this is his purpose whe here he must trod
God called him from hisMother's womb
To tell us all that Jesus is not in the tomb
So if this man of God you'd like to meed
Come to Wind of the Spirit and Tlieadus Corbin greet
For he is a Blessing waiting for you
Surely you will not leave sad or blue.


-W.P.D.


Thank


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:,Yhank you to Rip &' lRhonda of
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the fundraiser for CCinton ockus.
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AES SCIRMzc FAIR
Anderson Elementary students will be demonstrating their
science expertise by participating in the 2nd annual Sci-
ence Fair during the next few weeks. Family, friends and
community supporters are encouraged to come and view
the projects in the Anderson Elementary Media Center on
Wednesday, April 15 (grades 3-5) and Wednesday April 22
(grades K-2) from 10:00-3:30.
Please come and support the young scientists in our county,
you will be amazed!


Go Shelbi: Grand Champion Holstein

and G.C.Best of Show!


Shelbi McCall participated in the Dairy Show at the Suwan-
.nee County Fair in Live Oak. on April 3rd., She entered four
dairy cows in the show, and wor Grand Champion Holstein
and Grand Champion Best of Show. She also won first place
in the Junior Division Showmanship, Fitting, and Record
Book Contests. At the end of the competition,. Shelbi re .
ceived the Nancpe Bass McMillan trophy, which is awarded
to the junior exhibitor with the highest points in the show.
Shelbi also participated in the senior level Dairy Quiz Bowl
on Thursday. Her team placed first in the competition.
Shelbi is the daughter of Carson and Sharon McCall.


Imagine your house being broken into. Busted glass, bro-
.e,Jen doors and windows. Imagine all the things you've.
worked for gone! Imagine not even knowing that it had
Happened, and then getting a phone call, being told and
finding the damage,. adding up the loss, making repairs and
.wondering if it's safe. Knowing the person responsible has
ione this over and over.
INow imagine getting another call telling you that all of
Sour stolen things have been recovered--in perfect condi-
lion! This happened to us. We can't believe we were hit, let
alone that we recovered everything.
Thank to our own Sgt. Jamie King of the DCSO and other
fine officers of the surrounding area. Thank you for a job
well done! It seems so little to say, for the gratitude we feel.
Again, thank you.
SKathy and Anthony Scoares, Old Town

Aelay for Life April 24 25, 2009
Remember..........Friends Family
Honor..........their fight with or against Cancer
Celebrate..........Add their names to our Lumlnaria Circle
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,You can do so by website www.oancer.org (follow the prompts) or
You can contactMiohelle Clark 498-5529. or Wanda Berry 498-7480
Celebrate. Remember; FIGHT BACK AGAINST CANCERIIIIIII
Relay for Life
Help Team Shauna Clark Singing Ministries, we
are having two separate drawings.'
The.first one is for a Fleece Breast Cancer Blanket 58' X 60"
The second drawing is for a
Nick Collins Pro Bowl 2009 Green Bay Packers
autographed football.
Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.
FOR TICKETS SEE: WANDA BERRY, MICHELLE CLARK, PAT BERRY
(AT NAPA), OR SHELLY CANNON
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BBQ COOKOUT


Larry Talyor School oF Marlial Arts


$$$To benefit the competition team $$$


SaturJay, April II, 2009

From 12 to 4 PM, City Park,
Cross City, behind the Courthouse


All are welcome!!


Karate demonstration 1:00
RaFfe Drawings all day!
Many Prizes For all to win!


Local


businesses have donated great prizes for you to win, in-
cluding
A rod and reel
A 2 man rent
Restuarant CertiFicates
CD Radios


and much more!


Final drawing is a picnic table.


DEP STATE PARK

CLOSURES
Fanning Springs
Closed for swimming
until further notice due
to. flooding

TALLAHASSEE-Eleven of
the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection's
State Parks located in north
Florida are experiencing
partial closures today after
severe weather recently
caused flooding. These are
temporary closures and ser-
vices will resume once con-
ditions allow.
State Park closures include:
Holton River Camp
Live Oak, Florida
32060
*Closed until
further notice.
Dowling River
Camp
Live Oak, Florida
32060 p
*Closed until further notice.
Madison Blue Springs State
Park
Lee, Florida 32059
*Closed until further notice.
Peacock Springs State Park
Ft. White, Florida 32038
*Closed to swimming and
diving. The park remains
open for day use visitors.


Lafayette Blue Springs
State Park
Mayo, Florida 32066
*Cam1groun-an swim


*Campground and cabins
are closed to visitors until
further notice. The park re-
mains open for day use visi-
tors.

Troy Springs State
Park
Branford, Florida 32008
*Closed to swimming and
diving until further notice.
The paik remains open for
day use visitors.

Fanning Springs
State Park
Fanning Springs, Florida
*Closed to swimming until
further notice. The park re-
mains open for day use visi-
tors.
Florida Caverns State Park
Marianna, Florida 32246
*Campground, cave
tours and the Blue
Hole use area are
closed until fur-
ther notice. The
visitor center
-and hickory pic-
nic areas are
open for day use
visitors.

Blackwater River State Park
Holt, Florida 32564
*Campground is closed to
visitors-anticipated to re-
open midweek. The park re-
mains open for day use visi-
tors.
Topsail Hill Preserve State
Park
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
*Topsail Road day use. area
is closed to -anticipated to
re-open midweek. The rest
of the park remains-open
for day use visitors.


*Campground and swim-
A compromise is the ming closed for visitors un- Visitors can contact state
art of dividing a; cake til further notice. The park parks directly for the most
in such a way that 'remains open for day use up to date information on
i u visitors. park closures, or visit,
everyone believes he .www.FloridaStateParks.org.
has the biggest piece. Suwannee River State Park
Ludig Erhard, Live Oak, Florida 32060
Ludwig Erhard,


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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection
and the Dixie County Commission are sponsoring a project
to collect, recycle, treat and properly dispose of these


Household Hazardous Wastes.


Emergency Flares
Fertilizers
Fluorescent Lamps




Fire Station
in Old Town






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Courthouse in Cross
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April 18th


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absorbent material such as cat litter or oil absorbent.


* Explosives such as ammunition, dynamite and
blasting agents.


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Paul and Linda

Lambert

RETIRE

Paul and Linda would like
to thank all the wonderful
folks of Dixie County that
have made their jobs-a plea-
sure and their retirement
full of fun and celebration!
Paul begin his postal career
in Gainesville, Fl. 36 years
ago and ended as window,
clerk in Old
Town post -
office on
April 1st
09.Paul
would like -
to thank his
co-workers
for the nice
retirement
party they
honored
him with
and for all
the new "
friends he
made work-
ing at the
Old Town
post office.
Thanks to
all the customers he served
the past 7 years for making
his job so enjoyable!

Linda started her postal ca-
reer in Cross City post of-
fice 30 years ago and ending
as Postmaster in Suwannee
post office the last 4 years
and the past months she
was honored by serving as'
Officer-in-Charge in Stein-,
hatchee post office. Thp staff
at the Steinhatchee post of-'
fice celebrated with Linda
by making and serving her
a great breakfast feast dur-
ing her last week with. them
and she would like to thank
Carol,Patsy,D'ot and William
for making her detail as-
signment in Steinhatchee a
joy to work and the cus-
tomers for welcoming her
into.their community. Sertv- .
ing as Suwannee Postmas-

The next WF FL
Meeting for
*Steinhatchee will
be on Thurs, April
9, 2009 at the
Steinhatchee
Community
Center


"Expect to have hope
rekindled. Expect your,
prayers to be answered
in wondrous ways. The
dry seasons in life do,
not last. The spring
rains will come again."

Sarah Ban Breathnach


ter was a "job from heaven"
is the only way she can de-
scribe her 4 short years
there! God not only blessed
her with the best place to
work he also gave her a host
of new friends that wel-
comed her like family into
their community The
Suwannee Chamber of
Commerce hosted a surprise
party for Linda celebrated
on St.Patricks Day with a
great meal of corn beef &
cabbage and great deserts,
honoring her with a certifi-
cate of appreciation and
making her an
official mem-'
-', ber ot the
Suwannee ,
Community
i.- ,- Cross City
A P was where it
all began for
-.' Linda, she
was hired in
i 1980 begin-"
j ning in custo-
dial for just 5
hours a week.
She was made
window clerk
where she en-
joyed serving
the wonderful
people there
for the next 25
years. Thanks to all the cus-
tomers& friends in Dixie &
Taylor 'county that have
made Linda's postal.career
the wonderful journey that
it has been for her.

Paul and Linda plan to still
make old Town their home
but will be doing some trav-
'eling in the' future. Fishing
and hunting are their fa-
vorite hobbies and they plan
on making up for lost time
on them. The next, big ad-
venture in their lives will be
devoting more time to their
Dixie Heat hot sauce busi- '
ness. God has truly blessed
this part of their lives-so be
watching for great things to
happen. May God bless
each of you who have.
touched our lives.
aThanks.
Paul & Ljnda lambert


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Red Hats Visit Horseshoe

The Steinhatchee Red Hat Tamamas had a glorious seaside
.day in Horseshoe Beach
for their March luncheon
meeting. I S m i


They dined at the Horse-
shoe Cafe and ordered
everything from clam
chowder to gumbo to
shrimp fetucinni Alfredo
to everything in between.
Yum Yum. Later they
scattered to parts uh-
known with quite a few
ending up buying plants
at the A&K Nursery in
Cross City
Of course red hats and
purple outfits were the at-
tire of the day Bonnie
Heaton did a great job as
chairman for the day's
event. Twelve ladies were in
attendance.


The Old Town Red Hat Chicks were on the move again
Marchi,31,2009. We made the trip to Gainesville to have
lunch at the NEW BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse.. We had
a great lunch, food was very good. We even had a man stop
us in the parking lot and told us how great we looked and a
little boy come to our table and ask us why we were all
wearing red and purple. We had a' good time confusing our
two waitresses, which seemed to handle it very well I may,
say. Some of our Red Hatters went early for a Gainesville
shopping spree. The weather held out really nice for us as
well. We are really considering going back there in April, (,
if they.don't remember us for all of the confusion and hard
times we gave themn. So catch us next time and see if we
' really did go to confuse the Brewhouse.
By Elaine Howell


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


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Dixie &ounty ealth 'Deprtment -will have a
CLASS FREE FOR EXPECTANTf MOMI

THE CLASS WILL BE HELD AT THE DIXIE COUN-
TY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Tuesday April 21st from 1:00 5:00 pm
Childbirth/Smoking Cessation/SIDS

Wednesday April 22nd from, 100-5:00 pm Newborn
Care/Parenting
Educ./Breastfeeding

The class is sponsored by the Health. Department,
March of Dimes and Healthy Start. Instructors will
educate pregnant women and their support person.
Classes are held to make having and caring for a new
baby a little easier.
The goal is to have all Dixie County babies born
healthy Contact the Healthy Start team at the Dixie
County Health Department (352)498-1360 Ext. 138.


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Pack #24 Cleans Up


The Cub Scout Pack #24 was out Saturday, April 4 on all
four corners of the intersection of Highway 19 at the Kingsg' "
BP in Gross'City waving dowh cars in need of a bath. Pack .
Leader, Joseph Dieter, says this car wash was intended to
help raise funds for the troop which consists of about 16
boys in lst-5th grades. The boys, from both.Old Town Ele-
mentary and Anderson Elementary Schools were on hand
with plenty of energy to wash as many cars as they could.

Dieter, wvho is rather new to the area, had previously been
involved in Scouting for 18 years in Maryland. He is opti-
mistic about trying to enlarge the Boy 'Scouting program in
Dixie County as presently there is no Boy Scout Troop here.
He is hoping to get one started. The Pack plans to go on sev-
'eral upcoming campouts and to a day camp in Chiefland
this summer. They also have monthly meetings in which
they the Scouts get badges and ribbons for achievements.
The Cub Scouts meet at the United Methodist Church in
Cross City and enrollment is always open. Further infor-
mation on the Pack can be obtained by calling Dieter at 542-..
8773.


Tea Party Rally at Levy Courthouse

On tax day, Wednesday, April 15, at noon all across this na-
tion over 5,000 rallies will participate in Taxed Enough Al-
ready (TEA) party rally Won't you join me in front of the
Levy County Courthouse.

If you are fed up with higher property taxes and dropping
property values; higher gas prices while we don't drill off
Florida but China does. Our county can't fix our road but
they can leave lights on inside the courthouse. Retired coun-
ty employees are rehired to the same job so they can retired
the second time and collect .TWO retirements as taxpayers
pay for them called double dipping. Are you living on less
to balance your budget while our federal government DOES-
'N'T balance their budget just spends more and more causing
higher taxes not only to us but to our children and grand-
children. Are you afraid of losing your job? We should'1'-
make them afraid of-losing their job in the next election.*


Make your signs and bring them to our rally. Concerned bit-
izen this is our way of showing we care about how they
spend OUR money PLEASE NO BAD WORDS OR CON-
DUCT because children will be attending and we don't need
to show them how NOT to act in a rally Bring lawn chairs if
you can't stand for 1 hour or more. Together we can make a
difference!

This event is sponsored by the Christian Coalition of North
Central Florida and if you have questions please contact
Juanita-at R352) 339 0747


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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 '1
quick, easy, and free of "'
charge for DixieJ county res-
idents and fee based for
businesses.

To transport these haz- i
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- i
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 Com-
mission.


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New Business
SIn Town
A Welcome
Sight


The Carriage Inn
Restaurant 're- .
opened April lst af-
te being closed' for
fa; too long, in the
opinion of many.
himgry Dixie Coun-
ty residents.

The, new menu features
sandwiches, salads. and.dai-
ly specials, cooked with lov-
ing care by Chef Don
Fuentenebro, a San.Francis-
co native. Chef Don made
his way to, Dixie County al-
most a decade ago, and is ex-
cited, to.be working at the
Carriage Inn. Although at
70 years old, you'd think


he'd be slowing down, Chef
Don is busy putting together
new menu items and keep-
ing the newly remodelled
kitchen and dining areas.
ship-shape.

Be sure to stop by and visit
with the friendly staff and
to try some of the new fla-
vors available, in Dixie.


Three Rivers How Stuff Works!


Legal
Services-
will offer
FREE
civil legal services to
low-income and other eligible
citizens at the
Dixie County Courthouse.
S on ,,,. : ,-
Tuesday, April
14, 2009,
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Please call 1-800-495-0039 to,
schedule an appointment

'Areas of practice
include:
Landlord Tenant
Foreclosure
Social Security
living and legal wills
Unfair sales practices
Contracts
Medicaid/Medicaire
Family law (limited


LAKE CITY, Fla.- Join the
Engineering Technology
- Summer Camp 2009 for rising
seventh and eighth graders al
Lake City Community Col-
lege. Experience four days
packed with fun-filled activi-
ties that include: building a
model rocket, soda straw ro-
bot simulator, AutoCAD,
spaghetti bridges and a
mouse frap racing car on the
main campus, You may take
Session One which will be
held June 15-18, or Session'.
Two from June 22-25,
9 a.m.-3 p.m. each session.
The sessions are identical, so
choose which session you
would like to attend.

The camp is free to students
in Baker, Columbia, Dixie,
Gilchrist and Union counties
and students must bring
their own lunch. For camp
, information'contact Debbie
King, director engineering
and process technology, at,
(386) 754-4442 or e-mail her at
kingd@lakecitycc,edu.


FINANCING AEHABLE


20O9 SUMMER FOOD
PROGRAM FREE TO
ALL CHILDREN
5 DAYS A WEEK
(MON-FRI)

Dixie District School Food
Service will be sponsoring
the Summer Food Service.
Program beginning Monday,
June 15, 2009 -August 06.
2009. We will be serving five
days a week, NMonday
through Friday. The pro-
gram is similar to the Na-
tional School Lunch Pro-
gram. It provides nutrition-
ally balanced meals to chil-
dren regardless of race, col-
or, sex, disability, age, or na-
tional origin, during sum-
mer vacation when school
breakfasts and lunches are
not available. All children
18 years old and younger,
both enrolled and non-en-'
rolled in school, are eligible
for FREE meals. There will
be no discrimination in the
course of 'the meal service.
Summer meal sites that are,
located at schools provide
meals to all children in the
immediate vicinity in addi-


JAMIE STOREY
LIC.#2664


tion to those enrolled in
summer school.

Training is MANDATORY if
you plan to sponsor a site.
_There is a training session
scheduled for Thursday,
April 09, 2009 at 2:30 pm at
Anderson Elementary Cafe-
teria. There should be 4 (no
less than 31 representatives
from your organization in
attendance.

If you are interested in hav-
ing a site,in your area,
please contact Linda Fowler,
Food Service Coordinator at
352-498-1295.

Any person who believes he
or she has been discriminat-
ed against in any USDA-re-
lated activity should write
or call immediately, to:

USDA
Director, Office bf Civil
Rights
1400 Independence Avenue,
S.W
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
or call (800) 795-3272 (voice)
or (202) 720-6382 (TTY)

USDA is an equal opportu-
nity provider and employer.


Steinhatchee Methodist Church Bake Sale
Saturday April 11, 2009
8:30 am until ?
Two Locations: At Casey's Cove
& Mason's Market
Buy your Easter goodies
from our Church Ladies


With unemploy-
ment soaring, and l7
the prices of every-
thing going through
the roof, our country
could use a lot more
people like Wesley
and Pam Higgins,
and their veritable
army of volunteers.
Last month alone, he
distributed 4,000
pounds of bread, and
600 cases of canned
goods to 25 area
churches and outreach
programs.
Mr. Higgins' supplies
come from many places,
from the individual who
can donate a little money,
to suppliers like Publix
who can donate a bit
more, Mr. & Mrs. Higgins


From RIVER, pg 1,

Previously, when the Suwan-
nee River reached 26 feet
above sea level (3 feet below
flood stage), one gauge in
Branford placed the entire
160-mile system under an
idle-speed, no-wake restric-
tion, hindering all boaters
along both the Suwannee
and Santa Fe rivers, even
though some areas of the
rivers were well below flood
stage.

"In the five zones, idle-
speed, no-wake restrictions
are driven by Suwannee Riv-
er Water Management Dis-
trict gauges situated within
these segments," Brown
said. "When the specific
gauge reaches the identified,
water level, idle-speed, no-
wake restrictions will be im-
posed. When water recedes
below the specified level
within a specific segment,
the restrictions will be lift-
ed."
Zone 1 is from the U.S. 90 '
Bridge at Ellaville south to
the S.R. 51 Bridge at Lurav-
ille.

Zone 2 is from the S.R. 51
Bridge at Luraville to' Little
River Spring. This 18-mile
segment will be an idle-
speed, no-wake zone when
the Suwannee River is at 26
feet or more above mean sea
level as indicated on the
Branford gauge, where flood
stage is 29 feet.


ao everything iney can to
get food where it is need-
ed.
. According to Mr. Hig-
gins, his Father started
helping people long before
he did. He's determined to
continue the legacy of
helping others in need as
long as he is able.


Zone 3 covers the area from
Little River Spring to the
County Road 340 Bridge at
Rock Bluff. This 23-mile seg-
ment will be an idle-speed,
no-wake zone when the
Suwannee River is at 24 feet
or more above mean sea lev-
el as indicated on the Bran-
ford gauge.
'Zone 4 runs from C.R. 340
Bridge at Rock Bluff to one
mile below the. Fowler Bluff
Boat Ramp. This 51-mile seg-
ment will be an idle-speed,
no-wake zone when the
Suwannee River is at 9 feet
or more above mean sea lev-
el as indicated on the Wilcox
gauge, where flood' stage is.
11 feet.

Zone 5 is from River Rise in
O'Leno State Park west to
the confluence of the .
Suwannee River. This 32-
mile segment will be an idle-
speed, no-wake zone when
the Santa Fe River is at 17
above feet mean sea level or
higher, as indicated on the
Three Rivers gauge, where,
flood stage is 19 feet.
i
For more information about
the flood zones, please call.
386-758-0525. To report viola-
tions, please call 888-404-
3922.

To obtain real-time river.
level information, visit
www.mysuwanneeriver.com.


Food For Those In Need


Page 7


Good Breakfast for a Good


Cause

If you drive by The Suwannee River Shrine Club on Hwy 26
in Fanning Springs on the first or third Saturday of the
month between 7-10:30 a.m. and you don't stop in, you are
missing a treat!
You will be i i
greeted at the
door by a mem-
ber like smil-
. ing Bobby
Heath, who -
will take your
$5 (free for chil-
dren 6 and un-
der), and point
youthe' l H'
counter. Mem-
bers serve up
some of the
best country .
cooking you "
have ever tast-
ed, buffet style.
Guests have a Susan Pritchard, who owns property in Gilchrist County,
c e af a was browsing the crafts after enjoying the breakfast. She
choice of pan- says she loves the biscuits.
Shakes, biscuit,
sausage gravy,
grits, sausage, bacon, tea and coffee.

Suwannee River Shrine Club President Tom Partin says the
proceeds from the breakfast goes to the general fund. The
special annual events such as the Kid's Fishing Tourna-
ment, which will be held May 30th, and the Thanksgiving
Cane Grinding raise funds for the Shriner's Hospitals.
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Shrine Club President, Tom Partin, serves a guest in the
breakfast line.
the breakfast forsale. Crafting President Sally Partin and
Shirley Slayton were manning the. craft booth April 4. Slay-
ton explained, "we raised $3800 from our craft sales last
year which went directly to the hospital." Partin says that
they will have a Mother's Day Weekend craft sale on May 8
& 9th, which will include a bake sale and yard sale. These
two ladies, along with fellow crafter, Glenda Joyce make the
majority of the crafts.

TJ Roberts (89), and his wife, Vonceil (81), both of Gilchrist
County say they try to make it to the breakfast at least once
a month. Sitting across from them were Mary Ann Burdett
and Allen E Hodgkins, both of Chiefland. When asked
what she thought of the breakfast, Burdett responded, "it is
scrumptious, and I don't have to do dishes! It is also nice to
meet people like Mr. and Mrs. Roberts here. Tliaf is onie of
the best reasons to come." Guests include people from
Dixie, Levy and Gilchrist Counties. John Long, a Shriner
from Dixie County, is always on hand to help out and to en-
joy the breakfast.

'Partin speaks very passionately regarding the Shriner's
mission; "A lot of people don't understand what the
Shriner's Hospitals do. If any child is in need, if they are
accepted they receive care free of charge." Shriners Hospi-
tals for Children is a network of 22 pediatric hospitals in
the US, Canada, and Mexico. They provide specialized care
for children under the age of 18 with orthopedic conditions,
burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. All ser-
vices are provided at no charge. He handed me a yellow
card and pointed to the part which said: "If you know a
child who may benefit from care at Shriner's Hospitals for
Children, please call the toll free number below; 1-800-237-
5055." Partin explains the club also rents their facility out
for events. The Suwannee River Shrine Club was founded
in 1966.
For information on the Suwannee River Shrine Club or the
upcoming Kid's Fishing Tournament, call 352-463-8949


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Stuff to Do


' The Steinhatchee.AAIJ is having their
annual fund raiser for their scholarships for
local graduates on
April 11,8009
at the Steinhatchee Community Center from'
6:30 am until 11 am.
S $ 5.00 per :person.
Everything you could possibly want
foir breakfast!
Come visit with.your friends and stay a While.
Eat in or take out available. Tickets can be ob-
tained at the door orfrom any AARP Member,
For more information please call:
56-498-866

Watermelon Festival taking
applications

The June 6, 2009 Chiefland Watermelon Festival will begin
taking applications foriour annual Watermelon Festival,
Pageant. All divisions will now have limits to the number '
of applicants allowed. Don't WAIT! Please enter your child
as soon as possible!. Also, we ,still have many spots left for
craft and nonprofit vendors, if you have any. questions,.
please call 493-0911 ,
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OLD TOWN EASTER
EXTRAVAGANZA

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





Easter Celebration at
Old Town First Baptist Church

Everyone is invited to join us for an Easter Celebration at
the Old Town First Baptist Church on April 11, 2009 begin-
ning at 5:00 pm. We will be having cookout,'egg hunitand
other activities for the kids. Bring the whole family and en-,
joy the fellowship. ,. .
S. ".' Sunrise Service '''
Old Town First Baptist Church

Old Town First Baptist invites everyone to join us for Sun-
rise Service on Easter morning, April 12, 2009 beginning at
7:00 am. Breakfast will be served immediately following the'
service. We will still have our regular scheduled services:
Sunday School 10:00 am, Morning Worship 11:00 am and
Evening Worship at 6:00 pm.


CUB SCOUTS
Meet at the First United Methodist
Church of Cross City on Monday nights
at 6:30 to 7:30.

Boys First to Fifth Grade

For questions call Joseph Dieter
352-542-8773


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The Old Town United Methodist Church will hold it's
annual Easter celebration for children on Saturday
April 11th at 10 a.m. to 12 noon. We will have an East-
er 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.


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April 14th
5pm to 9pm at the
Trail Riders' Club
$6.00 covers tool use
and dinner
Deleah 356-1190
Bring your own supplies or pur-
chase at class!'
Nature's Coast 7th
Annual Young Koi
Show & Plant Sale
Saturday & Sunday, May
2 & 3rd from 9 AM 4
PM
Free to the public

Vendors on site selling
koi, goldfish and pond
supplies
Food concession

Huge plant sale
375 N.E. 749th Street -
Old Town
542-8925


Mother's Prayer and Big Cypress Bluegrass to
Perform at Centennial Celebration April 18th
Two local fa-
vorite bands
are set to per-
form for the,,'
old Old Town
Elementary.
School's cell- A
tennial cele-
bration Satur-
day, April 18th
Hosted by the
Dixie County
Historical So-
ciety, the cele-f
(I r) Donald Haire, Janet Haire, Max brain will '
Thomas, Anita Creel and Buddy Rhoden. rn o 0
: am until 4:00 pmi
and will be held at the old Old Town Elementary School lo-
cated in Old Town at the corner of 349S and 55A.
Mother's Prayer is-a great little gospel band with a blue- yA
grass flavor. The band is comprised of Max Thomas on vo.
cals, guitar and mandolin, Donald Haire, vocals and banj-,"
his wife Janet Haire on bass and vocals, Buddy Rhoden of
guitar and vocals, and Anita Creel, vocals. Mother's Praye1%
.has made several cd'sand they play around the area at dift
ferent churches and festivals.
Also on the schedule to perform is Big Cypress Bluegrass
band. Randy Slaughter heads this band singing and playing
guitar. Joining Randy is his wife Kim oit mandolin and va-
cals, Alan Everett on banjo, Eric Daniels on bass, Randy :
Lewis on mandolin and Roland Richards on dobro. Big Cout-
press plays a good selection of old-time bluegrass songs
that will be sure to'set ydur toes to tapping.
Both bands will be playing inside the auditorium during.
the centennial celebration. Besides the music, several
Speakers will be on hand to talk about Dixie County histotf
and other topics of historical interest. Featured speaker:,?,
include Joe Knetsch who will talk about the Seminole Indi.
an wars, Preston Chavous whose topic will be Dixie Countys
history, Harvard Burney who will discuss Seminole mndie n
history and Larry Cawley who will speak on Abraham LiL
coln. Also in the auditorium will be the winning postersti
and essays by the children'at Old Town Elementary School.
The winning essay ill also be read in the auditorium.
There will be niany vendors' on the grounds as well as
some demonstrators and encampments including a Semi-
nole Indian camp and an early settler' camp. Fried mullet
dinners with swamp cabbage willr be available for $5.00,
.tf0or',hose who don't care for fish, there will be barbeque
sandwiches available as well. Tickets for the mullet dinners
'can be purchased in advance from Historical Society mem-,
bers and Dixie Music Center. There should be something
for everyone at this event, so make your plans to attend t~e
Centennial celebration of the old Old Town Elementary
School, Saturday April 18th. Thefestivities begin at 10:00
AM and admission is free.,
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Canning update


Pressure Canning
Canning
Jams and Jellies


Boiling Water
Pickles


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2:00 pm & 6:00 pm '
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16328 SE 19 Hwy, Cross City




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WHERE? Calvary Temple church located next to Doc Stod--
dards on 351A
WHEN? Saturday April 11th/ activities begin at 3:00pm/!
meal at 5:00pm .
MENU? Barbecued pork and chicken on the Big grill/ lot's,
of great side dishes '-
ACTIVITIES? Pony rides for the kids, karaoke on outside.,;
stage, red-neck turkey calling contest, plus .
COST?FREE *' .
WHO IS INVITED? You! We are preparing for 200.people. :,
This is a Community Event.
ABOUT CALVARY TEMPLE! Calvary is made up of some,
wonderful people who have discovered the goodness of G94,
Many of us (such as this pastor) have in our past kind of
went off the deep-end but discovered that God loved us any-
way. Our philosophy is really simple, "Love God and love
people!" This means ALL PEOPLE! Calvary is a Word ori,.
ented church that enjoys reaching beyond the confines of,,-
the church walls. We are careful to not put-on, pretend, or,
fabricate in order to impress. While very much imperfect ,
we do serve a Perfect Savior. We understand personal
struggles as most of us endure the same, but through the,
strength of God and the encouragement of one another we.
have learned to overcome. We DO believe in miracles an.
God's healing power and have many testimonies of such."
Calvary is not politically nor denominationally motivated
Again, "Love God and love people!" If you look for a booger
you will find one I am sure, but everyone needs a home
church, a place of worship and we would like for Calvary to
be that church. Call me anytime! Pastor Jim Hurst 352-498-
3023


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timber Lane, Cross City, FL.Call
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2, Bedroom in Old TownEvergre $300 a
month, first, last $200 security No
Fasmokers, n352-498 pets. 352-498-7067.
13,BOAT.4,15,16foot x 80 inch ini-
uW MH on 1 acre 3 BR 1 Bath,
Central heat/air, wraparound
porch on three sides. First, last &
security $550 a month. 352-356-
0552. Leave message. 15,16
2 BR 1 Bath MH for rent, located
in Old Town .$400 per month.
First,, last, security 542-7124 or
386-266-0357, Dennis..

STENHATCHEE PLACE REAT-
SdoT: Furnished 1 water! 2 bed
has the waterCondo's for Rent $550 wto
$g.Included in price-Cable, In-
ternet, Local calls, Hot-Tub.Call
352-498-7740 or 813-67T9640
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DIClIE MONUMENTS Serving
North Central Florida for 16

Saturday 8-12 or call for appoint-


*ment anytime. located on 512
*. Avenue (behind McCrabb
Church) 7 miles North of Old
Town on Hwy 349. 542-3432 or
toll free 1-877-542-3232
ufn


Authentic Dealer of Dxie Out.
fitters. Dixie Classicsin & South
ern Heritage T-Shirts having
clearance sale Any 2 shirts
$20.00. Shirts made to order, hun-
dreds of designs in stock, Chil-
dren's and adult sizes available.
Call (352) 221-0902 (ufn)

HIGHSPEED INTERNET: 1 way
satellite INternet 5 tp 30 times
faster than dialup starting at
$39.90 per month. Call 888-684-
8452 or visit www.sky-trac.com
for details.
Jan-March
ROOFING REPAIRS $99 and up.
METAL, SHINGLES, FLATROOFS
Save $$$$! Free estimates!! State Lic.
CCC 1326066. (352)463-0781 DRYWALL
- Hang finish, repairs. State Lic.
#CBC058489 Tri- County. Call (352)463-
0781.
DRYWALL
Hang, finish, texture. Metal Stud.
Framing. Cal us for a list of ser-
vices. CBC058489 Cell 352-535-
7680.
UFN

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

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


MARTIAL ARTS- Self Defense
Classes Kids/Adults. Gain con-
fidence. Respect. Fitness. $35.00
Registration fee, then only
$5.00/class. Free uniform. Larry
Taylor's Karate Training Center,
Cross City 498-0048 Ufni
HOMEBUILDER. Quality
homes b ilt on your lot;: Visit our
sales and design center at 26761
SE Hwy 19, Old Town; open Mon-
Fri 10am-5pm. Lifetime Homes.
(CBC017140) 352-542-8416.,
UFN

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

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

PRINTING, Business cards,
invoices, bumper stickers,
window decals, we print t all,
faster than lightning.. Not
your grandpa's business
cards! Stop by the Advocate.


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

AA MEETINGS-Wednesday
night, 8:00 pm at eh fellowship
Baptist church, in Steinhatch-
ee, Florida.-Monday nights, 8:00
pm, Cross City Church of
Christ, McArthur Street, across
from Gooding Funeral Home.
Call 1-800-613-0164
ufn

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


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

TRUCK DRIVER/EQUIMENT
OPERATOR

The Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners is ac-
cepting applications for a
truck driver/equipment oper-
ator for the Solid Waste De-
partment. This is a full time
position that includes health
insurance, life insurance,
paid vacation, paid holidays
and retirement. Applicants
must have Class A CDL li-
cense with "a clean driving
record and experience operat-
ing heavy equipment.;
If you have questions you
may contact Joe Ruth at (352)
498-1289 between 7:00 a.m.
and 3:30 p.m.' Applications
are available at the County
Commissioners Office at the
Dixie County Court House in
Cross City from 8:00 a.m. and
5:00 p.m. Monday through
Friday.-

Applications will be accepted
through Noon on Thursday,
April 16, 2009.

A pre-employment drug test
is required. Dixie County is a
DFWP and EOE.
15,16


ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

BIOLOGY
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-Galculus, Trigonometry,,
,Math for Liberal Arts, Statis-
tics, and Calculus. Work with
others in Mathematics De-
partment t9 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 College application,,
vita. and photocopies of tran-
scripts. All foreign tran-
scripts must be submitted
with official translation and
evaluation.
Position details and applica-
tions 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 Associatipn of
Colleges and Schools.
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in
Education and Employment

13,15


Chiefland yard/bake sale
for charity Sat 4/9 from 9 -
4 at First Christian Church,
6591 NW 140th St. (CR346).
Quilting/crossstitch/crafts,
books/magazines, house-
hold items, furniture, auto-
motive, pet supplies, lawn
care, electronics, etc, 490-
7650.
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Rea Estate


FOR SALE- 3 BR. 1 Bath CB
house in Cross City on 2 lots.
It has all the bells and whistles.
If you have decent credit, I'll
finance it: $1,700 down and ,
$525.00 per month. Total price
is $63,700.00 Norris McKinney
(352) 498-3545.
15,16

FOR SALE: 2 BR, 1 Bath sin-
glewide on small lot in Cross
City JUST REMODELED, it's
convenient to all the stores.
Priced at $32,900, I'll finance it
if your credit is average or bet-
ter. $1,400 down and $300.00 per
month. Limited to 3 occupants
or less. Norris McKinney (352)
498-3545
15,16

NO CREDIT CHECK: 5 full
acres in Indian Oaks Subdivi-
siont It's unimproved. You can
pick the trees that you want to
save. I'llfinance this beautiful
lot for you with rio qualifying.
I'm asking $41,900 with $700
down and $359.00 per month.
Norris McKinney (352) 498-
3545.
15,16

Please buy one of these
houses; if we sell one, daddy's
promised to buy dinner for me,
my sister, and all our kids.
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AMERICAN LEGION POST 383-
isopenfrom9amuiitil9pm. TheLe-
gionnaires meet'on the 3rd Wednes-
day of each month and the Auxiliary
meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednes-
days of each month; all3 meetings at
7 pm. SAL meets on the 1st and 3rd
Monday of each month at 7:30 pm.
Live Entertainment every Tuesday
nightat4pminthelounge. Formore
information call 542-2021.

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

PREGNANT? Need help? Free
pregnancy test & confidential coun-
seling. Office hours: Monday &
Thursday llam4pm. Lobk for our
sign on Hwy 19,. across from Dixie
Co. High School. (352) 498-7776. Ufn

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

DIXIE COUNTY EDUCATION
FOUNDATION meets on the
second 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!


War On Fleas


Adult fleas feed on the living blood of mammals. Pretty
nasty, huh? Read on and we'll conquer.these nasty little in-
sects together.
1. Destroy fleas in the environment

Fleas live on their host, but eggs can be left both on the host
and in the host's bedding. The eggs that are left on the host
will fall off and accumulate in beds, clothes, carpets, cars,
and anyplace that the host visits. These eggs normally
hatch in 1-2 weeks, after which the fleas emerge as larvae
that can live in carpets and bedding for up to 200 days be-
fore transforming into legless pupae. If conditions are still
not quite right, the pupae can sit dormant for over a year
before transforming into an adult! The first step after infes-
tation is to clean everything that has come into contact
with the infested persons or animals in order to remove as
many eggs and larvae as possible.

Environmental flea extermination: Initial steps

1. Quarantine infested pets.
2. Collect bedding, rugs and throws and wash them in
soapy water. Soapy water kills the eggs, larvae, pupae and
adults.
3. Vacuum everything. After vacuuming, immediately re-
move the vacuum bag and seal it in a plastic bag. Alterna-
tively, you can shampoo the carpet with insectacide sham-
poo or have a pest control apply an infrared heat treatment
to the carpet, which kills all stages of flea.

2. Flea removal on pets

Please be very careful when applying flea treatments to
yourself and your pets. Only use treatments that are meant
for the animal you are going to use it on. Flea treatment
meant for dogs and the environment can easily KILL cats.

* Wash your pet with soapy water. Stay away from shampoos
that contain DEET (diethyltoluamide) as it can cause seri-
ous adverse reactions.

Pets that are allergic to flea bites will exhibit hair loss, usu-
ally around the base of the tail and often accompanied by
relentless chewing of the area, often until it becomes raw..
Pets can become allergic to flea bites because of poor
health or poor nutrition so hake sure your animal is get-
ting plenty of protein and a balanced diet.

Looking for (puppy) love? Call the Humane Society of
Gilchrist County, Inc. (352) 463-7364


COMMODITIES WILL BE

GIVEN OUT

ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

APRIL 16tI and 17th

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TARGET.

April 17, 2009
Friday 7:30 p.m.,


"Saltwater Music"


Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist


Levy Performing Arts Center
Tickets go on sale April 10






For ticket information call

(386) 754-4340
A meal will be served at 6 p.m. in the Lobo Cafe prior to
the performance for $9.95.To make reservations call
(888) 845-0925

If you have a disability and need assistance, please contact (386) 754-4340

Executive Director Sponsors


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Redneck Tech of money Not that we have to worry about that any-
C way right? The way the RIAA is whining about MP3s
by Eli Loy they must be going broke (not bloody likely).
bam a and the Which brings me to another matter...
Obama and the

Internet Button A mA
A rPA


From Senate Bill 773 "Cybersecurity Act of 2009:

SEC. 18. CYBERSECURITY RESPONSIBILITIES
AND AUTHORITY.

The President-...

(2) may declare a cybersecurity emergency and order the
limitation or shutdown of Ihterhnt traffic to and from
any compromised Federal government or United States
critical infrastructure information system or network;

That is the line that seems to have everyone worried.'
While it does look pretty vague, (what EXACTLY is to
be defined as a "critical infrastructure information sys-
tem or network") I'm pretty certain that Federal agen-
cies can already do this on an individual level. It looks
to me like the government is just trying to institute a
policy where, in the event of a major cyber-attack, an
official order, emanating from the President, can
cause all Federal departments to basically "lock
down" their incoming/outgoing internet traffic and
assume control of communications systems that are
required for defense of our country It could, however,
turn out to be a nightmare, if critical infrastructure
information system or network is defined too broadly
Of course, in the event of a really serious cyber-at-
tack, the attackers likely be targeting nice, soft targets
like telecommunications relays, severing your, and the
Fed's communications. I mean, really, why attempt to
get access to a heavily-secured government database
that is full of documents a terrorist doesn't care about
anyway (except to destroy them so as to cause disrup-
tion), when you can just assault the system that con-
nects the database to whoever wants the data in the
base?

This "Cybersecurity Act" does worry me though. It's
not the possibility of "Big Brother stealing' mah inter-
netz", as I said before, in the event of a cyber-emer-
gency (which is when Section 18 kicks in) our inter-
net will likely be down anyway If it is not down, it
could be damaged badly enough that a temporary
shutdown may be required to fix it back up, anyway.
What worriess7me is thiis: .

SEC. 14. PUBLIC-PRIVATE CLEARINGHOUSE.

(a) DESIGNATION.-The Department of Commerce
shall serve as the clearinghouse of cybersecurity threat
and vulnerability information, to Federal government
and private sector owned critical'infrastructure infor-
mation systems and networks.

(b) FUNCTIONS.-The Secretary of Commerce-

(1) shall have access to all relevant data concern-
ing such networks without regard to any provision
of law, regulation, rule, or policy restricting such
access;...


Ahem... what? That bit concerns me. What is this
"relevant data" of which you speak? Once again, I'd
like to see the definition of "critical infrastructure in-
formation systems and networks". The amount of data,
going through these designated systems would defi-
nately be "relevant". perhaps the type of data would
too? Would they need to know how much encrypted
traffic is going through a node? Or unencrypted? All
of this could, for various reasons, be deemed "rele-
vant".

Also, once they've got all of this data monitoring
equipment in place, I'm sure we can trust our beloved
government not to use such security to compromise
individual privacy Even if the RIAA offers them lots


The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is a super-
secret agreement that countries, including the US, are
considering. The agreement, which is being deliberat-
ed behind closed doors, will have boarder patrol
searching through your.MP3 player, iPod, laptop, cell
phone, etc, for anything that may constitute a copy-
right violation. The agreement will allow officials to
impose fines without receiving a complaint from the
copyright holder.

Details of the agreement, which is expected to be
tabled at July's meeting of G8 nations in Tokyo, were
leaked on the internet (hahaha super-secret my eye).
ACTA is structured much like the North American
Free Trade Agreement, except it would create rules
regarding private copying and copyright laws. The
agreement also proposes that any content copied from
a DVD or digital video recorder be open for .scrutiny
'by officials even if the content was copied legally

ACTA also proposes imposing new sanctions on In-
ternet service providers. It would force providers to
hand over personal information pertaining to
"claimed infringement" or "alleged infringers" users
who may be transmitting or sharing copyrighted con-
tent over the Internet. Currently, rights holders must
collect evidence to prove someone is sharing copy-
righted material over the Internet. That evidence is
then presented to a judge who can issue a court order
telling the Internet service provider to identify the
customer.

The Free Software Foundation has published "Speak
out against ACTA", stating that the ACTA threatens
free software by creating a culture "in which the free-
dom that is required to produce free software is seen
as dangerous and threatening rather than creative, in-
novative, and exciting." Specifically the FSF argues
that ACTA will make it more difficult and expensive
to, distribute free software via file sharing and P2P
technologies like BitTbrrent, which are currently
used to distributing large amounts of free software.
The FSF also argues that ACTA will make it harder
for users of free operating systems to play media be-
cause DRM protected media cannot be played with
free software.


"At least two-thirds of
0 our miseries spring
from human stupidity,
human malice and
those great motivators
and justifiers of
malice and stupidity:
idealism, dogmatism
and proselytizing zeal
I on behalf of religious
or political ideas."
-Aldous Huxley


WHEN THE GAME

IS ON THE LINE

NOTHING IS

LEFT TO

CHANCE.


Picking an insurance agent shouldn't be
a guessing game either. Instead, look
for a Trusted Choice* agency that
offers you a choice of insurance
companies so you can choose the
policy that's right for your needs.
Don't leave your insurance to
chance; choose a Trusted Choice
agency to help protect what's
important to you and your family.


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

k"IVIL ACTION
SCASE NO. 2008-CA-00148

"O CAPITAL CITY BANK, A FLORIDA
"BANKING CORPORATION,
4 PLAINTIFF, VS.
;MARY DUVALL KRAMMER, A
A ARRIVEDD PERSON, DEFEN-
DANT

". NOTICE OF SALE

*TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
NOTICEE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I,
vana D. Johnson, Clerk of the Cir-
ouit Court of the Third Judicial Cir-
cuit, in and for DIXIE County,
FLorida pursuant tot he Summary
Final Judgment in Foreclosure en-
tered in the above styled cause,
will sell at public sale the following
described proeprty situate in Dixie
County, Florida, to wit:

THE EAST 345.00 FEET OF THE
WEST 705.00 FEET OF THE
SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH-
WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 19,
TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 14
EAST, DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
LESS AND EXCEPT RIGHT OF
(VAY OF GORNTO SPRINGS
: ROAD ALONG THE NORTH SIDE
j .tHEREOF. SUBJECT TO AN
"EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND
-* EGRESSS OVER AND ACROSS
P.HE SOUTH 50.00 FEET THERE-
-OF.

'.. ,*aid sale shall be made to the
I' .'fghest~and.best bidder for cash
'. 'pursuant to the Summary Final
judgmentt entered in the above
styled cause and will be held on
.the Courthouse steps of the DIXIE
'Gounty Courthouse in Cross City,
*" Plorida, on the 28th day of April,
2 2009, commencing at the hour of
11:00 A.M.

1ll interested parties shall be gov-
erned accordingly by this Notice.

., ,Dated this 25th day of March,
'1' 009.

v DANA D. JOHNSON, Clerk of the
.. Court
By: Karen Leverett, Deputy CLerk


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
original with the clerk of this Court
at 214 NE 351 Hwy, Cross City,
Florida 32628 before service on
Petitioner or immediately there-
after. If you fail to do.so, a de-
fault may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the pe-
tition.

Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are
available at teh Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court's office. You may re-
view these documents upon re-
quest.
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.) Futtre
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
Circuit Court
By: Kim V. Wade, Deputy Clerk.


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14,15


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA GENERAL
JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 2008-CA-000085

LASALLE BANK, NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF
EMC MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST
2005-B, MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SE-
RIES 2005-B, PLAINTIFF
VS.
GARY M. BARBER; JANICE F.
BARBER; ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; COMPASS BANK;
JOHN DOE 1, JANE DOE 1,
JOHN DOE 2 AND JANE DOE 2
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION, DEFENDANTS)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Summary Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated March
25, 2009 entered in Civil Case No.
2008-CA-00085 of the Circuit
Court of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in
and for DiXIE County, Cross City,
FLorida, i will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the
SOUTH DOOR of the COURT-
HOUSE at the DIXIE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE located at 214 NE
351 HIGHWAY in Cross City,
FLorida at 11:00 a.m. on the 28th
day of April, 2009 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:

LOT 11, SQUIRREL HAMMOCK
SUBDIVISION, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, BOOK 178, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF DIXIE COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.

Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the lis pendens,
must file a claim within 60 days af-
ter the sale.

Dated this 25th day of March,
2009.


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

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation
should contact Court Administra-
tion, at the DIXIE COUNTY Court-
house at 352-498-1200, 1-800-
955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770 via Florida Relay Service.
14,15


THE SCHOOL BOARD OF DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

SCHOOL BOARD WORKSHOP,
FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2009 8:00 AM

LOCATION OF MEETING MC-
CRABB LANDING AT 720 NE 339
AVENUE, OLD TOWN, FLORIDA

REGULAR BOARD MEETING,
TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2009-6:00
PM
LOCATION OF MEETING:
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING FA-
CILITY AT HIGHWAY 349 SOUTH,
OLD TOWN, FLORIDA

AGENDA

Call to Order, Invocation and Flag
Pledge

I. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

II. PRESENTATIONS)
AND/OR SPECIAL RECOGNITION
A. 2008-2009 Teachers of
the Year
B. Insurance Brad Hoard

CITIZEN INPUT
Members of the public wishing to
address the Board must complete a
name card for tle Board Secretary.
A.
B.

Ill. INFORMATION AND AN-
NOUNCEMENTS FROM
SCHOOLS AND/OR DIVISIONS
A. Instructional Services (K.
Baumer, Bray, Durham)
B. Support Service Division
(Lord)
C. Ruth Rains Middle School
(B. Baumer)
D. Old Town Elementary
School (Wadsworth)
E. Dixie County High School
(Schofield)
F. Anderson Elementary
School (Hurst)
G. Food Service (Fowler)
H. Finance Department
(Werner)
I. Superintendent, Board,
and Board Attorney

IV. REGULAR AGENDA
ITEMS OF BUSINESS INCLUDING
REGULAR AGENDA ADDITIONS,
AND ITEMS REMOVED FROM
CONSENT AGENDA AND PLACED
ON REGULAR AGENDA (will be
placed here)
A. DELTA Stipends
B.

V. APPROVAL OF CON-
SENT AGENDA


A.
B.
C.
gram
D.
E.
F.
Group
G.
H.
I.
J.


Minutes
Personnel
Summer Nutrition Pro-

District Property
Bargaining Agreement
North Florida Buying

Substitutes
Volunteers
Warrant Register
Insurance


VI. ADJOURN


SUWANNEE RIVER WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

PUBLIC NOTICE OF
APPLICATION

Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to Chapter 373, Florida
Statutes, the following application
for permit was received on April 1,
2009:

Suwannee Cove Condos Modifica-
tion, Suwannee Partners, LLC,
13410 NW 49th Ave., Gainesville,
FL 32606, has submitted an appli-
cation for an Environmental Re-
source Permit Number 04-0504M
for a total project area of 3.26
acres, for the replacement of exist-
ing dock and boat slips The pro-
ject is located in Township 13
South, Range 12 East, Section 30,
in Dixie County.

Interested persons may comment
upon the application or submit a
written request for a staff report
containing proposed agency action
regarding the application by writing
to the Suwannee River Water
Management District, Attn: Re-
source Management, 9225 C.R.
49, Live Oak, Florida 32060.
Such comments or requests must
be received by 5:00 PM within 21
days from the date of publication.

No further public notice will be pro-
vided regarding this application. A
copy of the staff report must be re-
quested in order to remain advised
of further proceedings. Substan-
tially affected persons are entitled
to request an administrative hear-
ing, pursuant to Title 28, Florida
Administrative Code, regarding the
proposed agency action by submit-
ting a written request after review-
ing the staff report.

15



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO 09-77-DR

WILLIAM POWELL, JR., PETI-
TIONER AND
DEANNA ROBERTS, RESPON-
DENT.

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSO-
LUTION OF MARRIAGE

TO: DEANNA ROBERTS, 60 SE
725TH STREET, OLD TOWN,
FLORIDA.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it
on WILLIAM POWELL JR whose
address is 60 SE 725th SAt, Old
Town, FL 32680 on or before May
5, 2009, and file the original with
the clerk of this COurt at P. 0. Box
1206, 214 NE 351 Hwy, Suite M.,
Cross City, FL 32628 before service
on Petitioner or immediately there-
after. If you fail to dp so, a default


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

CHARLES BELL
1556 NE 340 HWY
BRANFORD, FL 32008

The holder of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of is-
suance, the description of the prop-
erty and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows

Certificate No:172 JUNE
1, 2006

Description of Property:

SEE EXHIBIT "A"

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED
BERNADETTE BARREAU, 1011
NW 185TH DRIVE, MIAMI, FL
33169

WARNING: Said property being in
the County of Dixie, State of Flori-
da. Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the
property described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the highest bid-
der at the Dixie County Courthouse
on May 5, 2009 at 11:00 A.M.

March 4, 2009

Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628
Candace L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk

EXHIBIT A
Description of Property:
Parcel No. 08-08-14-6856-0001-
0150
1.54 ACRES 8 8 14 LOT 15 THE
BLUFFS OF SUW 1ST ADD ORB
208 P 517 ORB 249 P 538 (DC)
ORB 303 P 386 ORB 326 P 56 -

Subject to the restrictions of record.
15,16,17,18

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 Cir-
cuit Court's office notified of your
current address.(You may file No-
tice 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 of-
fice.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure, re-
quires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information. Fail-
ure to comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal or striking
of pleadings.
Dated April 2, 2009 by
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court
By: Kim V. Wade, Deputy Clerk
15,16,17,18


2009 INSTALLMENT PAYMENT PLAN


If you wish to pay your 2009 Taxes by the Installment Plan,

you must obtain and file your application with the tax

Collector's Office prior to May 1st, 2009.


Re-application Is not necessary if you participated in the

pre-payment installment plan for the previous year,


To obtain an application for the 2009Installment Plan, click

below


Dear President Obama,

Thank you for helping my neighbors with
their mortgage payments. You know the
,one's dowA the street who in the good times
refinanced their house several times and
bought SUV's, ATV's, RV"s, a pool, a big
'Screen, two Wave Runners and a Harley. But
'I was wondering, since I am paying my
mortgage and theirs, could you arrange for
mIe to borrow the Harley now and then?

4Jim
,Wellington, Ohio

P.S. They also need help with their credit
cards, when do you want me
to start making those payments?

.P.S. I almost forgot,- they didn't file their
income tax return this year.

*Should I go ahead and file for them or will
-rni han --- fin,-r +l -c, a n-1-v4-


- IL I


Michele F. Cannon
Dixie County
Courthouse
214 Northeast 351
Hwy,
Suite A
Cross City, FL
32628


WE'RE YOUR







UP


STORE!!


SEND YOUR STUFF FROM THE


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NOTICE AND APPLICATION FOR ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT OF 2009 PROPERTY TAXES D,,R

PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS AND INSTALLMENT SCHEDULE CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING APPLICATION ON REVERSE SIDE.
Section 197.222, Florida Statutes, allows an alternative plan for payment of property taxes. A taxpayer who elects to pay taxes by the installment method
shall make payments based upon an estimated tax which shall be equal to the actual taxes levied upon the property in the preceding year.

THE PAYMENT SCHEDULE SHALL BE AS FOLLOWS:
First Installment One quarter of the total estimated taxes discounted 6%. Payment shall be made not later than June 30, 2009.
Payment: A taxpayer must make the first installment payment in order to participate in this plan.
Second Installment One quarter of the total estimated taxes discounted 41/2%. Payment shall be made not later than-
Payment: September 30,2009. No discount shall be allowed after September 30, 2009.
ird n t One quarter of the total estimated taxes plus one-half of any adjustment pursuant to a determination of actual tax
irnsallmen liability discounted 3%. Payment shall be made not later than December 31,2009. No discount shall be allowed
Paymenafter December 31,2009.

Fourth Istallmnt One quarter of the total estimated taxes plus one-half of any adjustment pursuant to a determination of actual
our m ax liability with no discount. Payment shall be made not later than March 31,2010. Interest shall apply after
Payment: March 31,2010.

SEE REVERSE SIDE FOR APPLICATION AND INSTRUCTIONS



If you desire to pay 2009 property taxes by installment, please sign, date, complete property identification number and return this application to
your county tax collector prior to May 1, 2009 Upon receipt the tax collector shall mail your first notice of payment due, with instructions, f you
have not received your first notice by June15, 209, contactthe tax collector's office.

PLEASE PRINT TO BE COMPLETED BY THE TAXPAYER PLEASE PRINT

I hereby make application to participate in the install payment payme an for Property I.D. No.:
the 2009 tax year,

Signature/date: Legal Description as it appears on the 2008 Tax Notice Receipt:

Name:

Mailing Address:




Phone Number,

NOTICE: RFlorida Law requires that your estimated taxes must be more than $100.00 per tax notice in order to participate in the Installment Payment Pan,
If your estimated taxes for 2008 are $100.00 or less, you do not qualify for this plan,
You must make the first installment payment not later than June 30V in order to participate in this plan. Once you have elected to participate in the
installment payment plan by timely paying the first payment you are required to continue participation for the tax year If you elect to discontinue


Page 11


The Early Learning Coalition of
the Nature Coast, will be facili-
tating the Citrus County Advisory
Council Bi-Monthly meeting on
Monday, April 13, 2009 at River
garden Baptist Church, 3429 W.
|Dunnellon Road, Dunnellon, be-
Iinning at 9:00a.m. Public par-
ticipation is welcome., Please
contactt Coalition staff at 352-
163-9939 if you have any ques-
lions. 15


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.


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Page 12


Thursday April 9, 2009


www. dcadvocate.net


Obituaries and Faith


SRobert Lester Leonard

Robert Lester Leonard age 83 of Steinhatchee, FL passed
away on March 31, 2009 in Gainesville, FL. He was born
on October 20, 1925 in Manville, Illinois to Almo and Lillie
Leonard. He served in the United States Air Forces. He
worked as a machinist for Caterpillar. He moved to the
area in 1981 from Illinois. He was of the Baptist faith and
was a member of Jena First Baptist Church. He loved
working and making things out of wood and working
with his hands.

He is survived by his wife Betty Jean Leonard; daughters
Linda Kay DellaPoali; Pamela Jean Tempest; Carolyn
Yvonne Coppinger; brothers Lloyd Leonard; Floyd
Leonard; sisters Lois Dahlman; Mary Lou Clevenger and
3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

The family plans to hold a memorial service at a later
date.

Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral
Home-Chiefland.
^ IL J


CELEBRATE RECOVERY

Celebrate Recovery (CR)
helps confront many trou-
bling addictions including
drugs and alcohol. But, CR
also helps us cope with
much more than only those
two. The program is about
overcoming our hurts,
hangups, and habits. These
three incorporate a long list
and may include depression,
anxiety, sorrow, worry,
anger, fear, discontentment,
overeating, obsessive-com-
pulsive behavior, or perfec-
tionism.

Nevertheless, Jesus stated
that he wants us to have
peace, joy, and abundant life.
It's difficult to accept these
wonderful gifts from Jesus
if our life is already full of
trash and baggage. These
things cannot occupy the


same space simultaneously
It may take individuals
many years to develop these
behaviors. However, a new
beginning can be set in mo-
tionwith your next choice.

Make room for the healing
power of Jesus by con-
fronting the very things
which defeat us: our hurts,
hangups, and habits.


Please join us on Thursday,
May 7th at 6:15 (delicious
snacks provided at no cost).
We will further explain
what this tremendous pro-
gram is all about. "A Place
of Healing" is offered by
your friends at Rock Sink
Baptist Church and their
Celebrate Recovery Team.
Phone the church office at
(352)542-9488 for more infor- "
mation or CR leader, Johnny
Myers, at (352)356-7377.


Thank you from the family of Wilbur Fowler for the
visits, food, and flowers, and other expressions of
sympathy at our time of loss.
They are greatly appreciated.
Sincerely,
Lori and Tiffany Fowler and Mandie Chavous


First Baptist
Church of Steinhatchee

Our AWANNA news for
last month: The Cubbies
learned, How GOD made
them!" The Sparks Club had
a fun night and all the
Sparks dressed up like cow-
boys and cowgirls. There
were six new clubbers join--
ning Sparkys this month.
Praise GOD! In TNT and
Sparks, the clubbers will be
receiving awards for perfect
attendance. TNT will be get-
ting awards for the most
verses pasted this quarter.
Trek had seven new club-
bers join them recently We
welcome each of you! They
have been learning about
JESUS as HE died on the
cross for all of us! Their
class is watching the movie,
"The Passion of CHRIST".
AWANNA just ended their
third 8th week period, so
you have lots of time to join
us and have an awesome
time learning about the


LORD! Come join our
AWANNA program on
Wednesday nights at church!
Thank you to all our work-
ers, working with our pre-
cious children! We as Chris-
tians show our love for
GOD...when we share HIS
love with others!
We praise GOD for the
answered prayers in our
church family these last few
weeks! But please pray for
Toby Dickey and family,
Isom Chauncey, Patsey Blin-
strup, Bon Parnell, Renee
Philman, Judy Brown and
the entire list on our prayer
list. We welcome all our
guest and hope to see you
again this special Easter
Sunday, as we celebrate to-
gether our RISEN LORD!
There were three spe-
cials in song this week! Jan-
ice and Kenny Morrow, our
mom and son duet, singing,
"I See JESUS". Also Jen-'
nifer Ellison and Harry
Gatlin sang,"Rise". And
Todd -Mitchell blessed us
with, "Does HE Still Feel the
Nails?" We thank each of


Please study the plan of


SALVATION

Hebrews 5:9,11:6 John 14:6
Romans 1:16 Acts 4:12
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Romans 10:9-10 Matthew 10:32-33


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 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


r


Clyde James Wilkins


MR. CLYDE JAMES WILKINS of Old Town passed away
Thursday, April 2, 2009 at his home. He was 84. Mr.
Wilkins moved to Old Town from Hastings, Michigan in
1984. He retired from Clark Equipment where he was a
machinist and a tool and die maker. He enjoyed metal de-
tecting and riding motorcycles. He was a member of the
National Rifle Association and the Community Church of
the Nazarene in Battlecreek, Michigan and Trenton,
Florida.

Mr. Wilkins is survived by his wife of 66 years, Izola Mae
Wilkins of Old Town; son, Charles Wilkins of Hastings,
Michigan; daughters, Ruth McGhan of Fanning Springs,
Florida, Anna Jane Blain of Battlecreek, Michigan, Char-
lotte Ward of Brohman, Michigan, and Joan Walters of
Old Town; 18 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 3
great great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 3:00
PM at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with Pas-
tor Merle Goodrich officiating. A visitation was held one
hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donation be
made to the National Rifle Association (NRA) or the Dis-
abled American Veterans (DAV).

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


New Prospect Baptist News


Don't forget the Association Semi-Annual Meeting at Cen-
tral Baptist Church on Thursday, April 9th, at 4 PM and 7
PM. On Sunday, April 12th, we will have our Easter Sunday
Dinner on the Grounds at NPBC immediately after the
morning service, followed by an Easter egg hunt for the
children. We will not hold an evening service that day. The
Pastor/Deacons Meeting is scheduled.for Monday evening,
April 13th, followed by our Church Business meeting on
Wednesday evening., Please make plans to attend the Dixie
Sportsman Men's Banquet and Expo at Ruth Rains Middle
School on April 18th, beginning at 3 PM. This is a Christ-
ian-oriented event with free gifts, and you might also win a
nice.prize!

Every day in God's house is a beautiful day On Sunday
past, we were blessed to be there once again as our choir
and musicians opened the service with beautiful singing
and playing. We were pleased to have Bro. Gene and Sis.
Karen with us again, as Bro. Gene brought a very powerful
message straight from God's Word, choosing his text from
Matthew 6:19-24. At this writing, Bro. Billy is still recuper-
ating, but not quite there yet, so please keep him and Sis.
Penny in your prayers. We were very pleased to have visi-
tors again Sunday We would like to remind you that all vis-
itors are welcome at New Prospect. "As we go through an-
other week, please remember to pray for those on the
prayer lists, our people in the military, our political leaders,
and the condition of our world in general...God DOES an-
swer prayers! Have a good week, and may God bless and
keep you safe.


you for sharing your voices
with all of us as we praise
and worship Him together!
Sometimes our lives are
similar to the weather, like
this week, we might think
spring is here and we pack
up all the coats, jackets and
sweaters and we know win-
ter is over. Stop, think again,
along comes some bad
weather, cold and windy
days, some hard times! Are
we like that too! We are just
having a great time living
for the devil, spending our
money for cigarettes, beer,
booze, maybe other fun
stuff. Stop, we do not look at
what bad times are coming!
The weather can change so
quickly. These sins of the
world can destroy our bod-
ies, minds, our marriages,
our children and yes our fi-
nances. Like a tornado, htr-
ricane or
earthquake....everything can
be gone! Will it take a cata-
strophe to bring you to The
LORD? Just a thought: Do
not follow where the path of
sin may go...follow GOD, in-
stead, to where there is no
path and leave a trail of
forgiveness, lovp, peace and
joy! .
The entire church
would love to see you and
your family in church this
Sunday! Come join us for
big smiles, loving hand-
shakes and some GOD filled
hugs! May each of you and
all the people you love have
a BLESSED EASTER!
Sandy Coleman

The joyful news that
He is risen
does not change the
contemporary world.
Still before us lie work,
discipline, sacrifice. But
the fact of Easter gives
us the spiritual power to
do the work, accept
the discipline, and make
the sacrifice.
-HenIry Knox Sherrill


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


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Faith Baptist Church News

Today was a wonderful day at Faith. Our members have
been revived by a super revival held by the Easter Brothers
last week and the Spirit was really moving among us in
both services today. Our revival was a huge success with
hearts being touched, decisions being made and a house
filled every night. It had to be the best revival ever held at
Faith. If you missed even one night of it, you truly missed
a blessing.

This Wednesday night will be our regular monthly business
meeting and as a member of Faith, it's our duty to be there
and take part in God's business. Hope to see you there.

Thursday night (the 9th) will be our semi-annual Associa-
tional Meeting at Central Baptist in Cross City. Our Faith
Trio, made up to Jim Fisher, Tommy McQueen and Kacie
Crenshaw will be doing some special music. The meeting
will begin at 4:00 PM, supper will be at 6:00 PM and the
evening session will begin at 7:00 PM.

Remember this week to pray for the sick, the less fortunate"
and especially the lost. Invite someone to come to Sunday -
School and Church with you and we'll be looking for you on
Wednesday night as well.


Out at the

Rock


The congregation and choir
sounded especially great this
past Sunday at Rock Sink
Baptist Church. Music is
such an important part of
the worship service as we
lift our voiced in praise to
our risen King. Brother Ter-
ry led us into his sermon on
the Palm Sunday to prepare
us for next Sunday, when we
will celebrate the Resurrec-
tion.


We will begin our celebra-
tion of .Easter with our Sun-
rise Service out on the front
lawn of the church at 6:30
a.m. we will be blessed by
singing and worship as we
are reminded of what the
women experienced on the
first Easter morning, we in-
vite you to share this time
* with us. It is a casual ser-


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


vice, come as you are.
Chairs will be provided. The
men of the church will pre-
pare a delicious breakfast
for those who attend. There
will be plenty of time follow-
ing breakfast to return hoine
and get ready to be back for.
Sunday School at 9:45 and
the morning service at 11:00
a.m.

The Relay for Life Cancer
Walk is planned for the
evening of April 24th and
will continue throughout the
night. This will be held at -
the Old Town Elementary
School. If you would like to
be part of our team, we have
room for you! We'have loads
of fun at this worthwhile
event! As a matter of fact,
we at Rock Sink Baptist
Church always have a good-
time and would love for you ,
to be part of our church. We
hope to see you this Sunday!
"You're gonna like it here!"


-1-


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


Harvest Winds Ministries
1 mile South of Cross City Hwy 19
Sunday School 10:15
Church 11:00
Weds. Morning Prayer
Pastor Charles & Jackie Bechtold
352-498-4004 or 498-7896


Faith Baptist Church
CR 55A (Between Cross City & Old Town)
"The Church With An Open Door"
Sunday School 9:45A Morning Worship 11A
Evening Worship 7P
Mid-Week Bible Study Wednesday 7P
Rev. Jackie Pettrey, Pastor
(352) 542-7103


Lydia Baptist Church Show proper respect to First Assembly of God
2 Miles West of Cross City on US 19 Hwy 351 & Camp Two Rd. Cross City
"A ChurchYouCanCallHome" everyone: Love the brother-
Sunday-Morning Prayer 9:15A- Sunday School 9:45A Sunday School 10A Morning Worship 11A
Morning Worship 11A Evening Worship 7P hood of believers, fear God, Sunday Children's Church 11A
Wednesday-Prayer Meeting 7P honor the king. Sunday Evening 7P* Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Bible Study, Mission Friends, RA's, GA's 1 t i.
Pastor Wayne Allen 1 Peter 2:17 Rev. Marvin & Janice Parsley
(352) 498-5617 (352) 498-3366
S 1ra b "apsts church Holy Cross Catholic Mission [Ro 13T8] Let no debt Iemain
7391 NE 349 Hwy--Comer of 349N/351A Hwy 19 South of Cross city
Bruce Sullivan, Pastor, Mass-Sundays-11:30am outstanding, except the
Old Town: 542-2207 ConfessioWs-Sunday 160:45 1:15pam continuing debt to love one
Sunday School 9:45 AM; Chunrc11:00 am At St. John the Evangelist in Chiefland another, for he who loves his
Sunday night 6:00 P Discipleship Training 7.:00 pm Svc.
Wednesday night 5:30-8:00-AWANA Grades Pre-K thru High School
Wednesday Night 7:00 PM Bible Study Rosary EveryTuesday- 3:00 pm fellowman has fulfilled the law.
Van Ministry Bro. Foy Cell 356-2294 (352) 493-9723


Feast & Fellowship
Calvary Temple
Saturday, April llth, starting at 3:00 pm
Pony rides,' bbq, turkey calling
Free
Everyone is invited


First Baptist Church of Old Town Old Town United Methodist Church
"Welcome To God's House-Won'f You Come On In, US 19 Old Town /f
Sunday School-10A- Morning Worship ~ 11A Food Pantry Open 8am -11am, Mon Thurs..
Evening Worship-6P *Cone Let Us Worship & Adore Him" A
Wednesday Bible Study 7P Sunday Worship 9:30A -
Knock & the door will open, seek & you will find, ask & you will be Church School 11A '
given life eternally. Wednesday Choir Practice 7P
Pastor Royce Hanshew Pastor Rev. Carl Rainear
(352) 542-7050 (352) 542-7954

First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee Old Town Church of God Cross City Church of Christ
Riverside Driveo Stelnhatchee Welcomes You To Come & Worship With Us 5237 52 NE 147th St. (McArthur St)
"Lighthouse On The Gulf" Sunday School 10:OOA Sunday Bible Study 10:00 A
Sunday School 10A. Morning Worship 11A Sunday Morning Worship 11:00A nodaing Worshiptudy 11:00 A
Evening Worship 6P Sunday Evening Worship 6:00P WednesdayEvening BibleStudy 7:00 P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P Awana 6:30 Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00P Wednesday Evening Bible Study 700 P
Pastor Leon Holden Pastor Troy Hare
(352) 498-2108 (352) 542-8222

F Refuge Church of God Scrub Creek Baptist Church Cross City Church of God
RP.O. Box 1511, Cross City, FL 32628 Located 6 Miles East on CR 351 Kenneth Street Cross.Clty
Pastor Ruby L. Graham "A Friendly Church With A Welcome Spirit" "Proclaiming The Full Gospel For All People"
352-4982 2 WorshService-A Children's Churclh 10:30A- Morning Worship 10:30A.
352-498-2892 Bible Study 9:45A- Worship Service 11A Evening Worship 6:30P
Bible Study Tues 7:30 CBiblheSatni- 6P Evening Worship 6:30P
Pralse/Worship Thursday 7:30 Church Traning 6P Evening Worship 7P Wednesday Family Training HourAdult & Teen Ministy,
Sunday School 10:00 Wednesdayryr Meeting Boy's Brigade & Girl'ts Club 7:00P
Noon Day Service starts at Noon Pastor Archie Knowles Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey, Pastor
(352) 498-5535 (352) 498-3280

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


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From NICK, pg 1

What most stories about
Nick Collins don't tell, is tha
while Nick was completing
his academics at Dixie:Coun
ty High, he was not able to,
- sign with Bethune Cookman
on National Signing Day
This meant that for Nick to
play college football, he had
to enroll, and attend Bethun
Cookman, while paying his
own tuition until he earned
twenty four credit hours be-
fore he was offered a full ath
letic scholarship. When
asked about that difficult
time, Nick said thal going
through that tough time was
pivotal in his life. He had to
learn that when it seems liki
you have come to a brick
wall, you have to go over it,
around it or through it, but
giving up is never an option.
While receiving his Bache-
lors Degree at Bethune,
Collins was a three-year let-
terman and two-year starter.
In 34 games (23 starts), he
had 144 tackles (89 solo), one
sack, 13 passes defended and
13 interceptions-two of
which he returned for scores
Nick was selected by the
Green Bay Packers as the
first of two choices in the
second round (51st overall)
in the 2005 NFL draft. After
his first season in the NFL
he started the Nick Collins
Scholarship Fund at Dixie
County High which provides
four scholarships annually t
students heading off to col-
lege. The original basketball
tournament grew into the
much broader Nick Collins
Jumpstart Foundation.
Nick attacked his career
with the NFL as the starting
safety for the Green Bay
Packers, with the same deter
mination that he learned on
the' fields of Dixie County
'High. Nick has missed just
three games in four seasons
all in 2007, due to a knee in-
jury. Nick became the first
Packer rookie to start a regu
lar-season opener at safety
since 1988.
In only his fourth season in
the NFL, Nick was recog-
nized for his accomplish-
ments by making the Pro
Bowl as the NFC's starting


safety. The NFC won the Pro
Bowl, held February 8 2009,
in Hawaii. The Pro Bowl pits
the best players from the
AFC against the NFC. Fans,
it players, and coaches vote to
- determine the rosters.
- Nick, who is on the off sea-
son right now says there. tru-
ly is no off season. He is
constantly working to im-r
prove his game physically
and mentally. Nick says that
he hopes that this same work
e ethic will lie implemented in
the lives of students today. I
want these kids to know that
"if they put their mind to it,
- they can achieve anything."
Nick goes on to say that edu-
cation never ends. Nick
states that right now, he is
3 having to learn the new
. Green Bay Defensive play
e. book which is very thick,
(howv-thick?) about the
size gf a phone book!
Nick knbws that his
life wohld be dras-
tically different
had he chosen to
call it quits when
he htithat first
road block
when entering
Bethune Cook-
man. Nick
said, he and
s. his fami-
ly were
not pre-
pared to pay
the college tuition, that was
necessary for him to make it
to the point where he re-.
ceived his scholarship. Nick
was quick to point out that
5 his family and the communi-
o ty believed in him, and gave
him the jumpstart he needed.
l Nick said he can look back
now and realize just how im-
portant not taking no for an
answer was, and that he
knows that his education
continues to be the backbone
of everything he does.
r-
Nick wants to make sure that
he continues to show his ap-
preciation for the Dixie
County teachers, administra-
tors, coaches and community
that supported his dreams.
j- Now that he has been put in
the position to help pave the
way for others, he is excited
to see the kids the founda-
tion helps follow their
dreams. He wants to give se-
niors from his home town
high school (DCHS) a jump
start in life, not only finan-


cially, but mentally with the
understanding that someone
has faith in them, and sup-
ports their dreams.,
Nick and his wife Andrea
have made a commitment to
supporting the foundation
with much more than money.
Nick says that his wife is an
amazing organizer, and is
truly the glue that holds it all
together. When asked about
the many hours of the leg
work that she puts into the
foundation,
that most r
people A
never
see,


Music in the Park


by Angel Lee
I If you rode by the city park on Saturday, you probably wondered what all the noise was.',
SThe noise you heard was music being played by Dotti South and the Slackers as they -
performed some of their original songs and performed some classic songs. People who
stopped by to enjoy the show were also treated to some cold drinks and hot dogs that were
sold by the Dixie High School Marching Band. Friends and Family all enjoyed the show,
and if you didn't make it out to the park, you missed a really good treat. The weather was g
great, and so was the music. Thanks to Dotti South and the Slackers and all who were in- :
volved in putting on the show (including Eli Elton who Mrs. Dotti allowed was the "back" of'
the bunch, and helped set up for the show) for the hard work they put into making the showV
possible, and hope that there will be more music in the park soon. -


Andrea laughed and said, it
is a team effort, and that's
just what a good team mem-
ber has to do. The Scholar-
ship Fund event is part of
the foundation's unwavering
commitment to respond to
the increasing demand for
higher education among the
today's youth. If you would
like to make a donation, be a
sponsor, or would like more
information on this event,
you are encouraged to visit
their new website at
www.nickcollinsfoundation.c
om
The Fourth Annual Nick
Collins Scholarship Fund
Basketball Tournament will
be held June 5, 2009 at 7pm,
and the Team Tournam.ent
on June 6. There will be a
$3000 reward to the winning
team. Both events will be
held at the Dixie County
High School Gymnasium.


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Michelle F. Cannon
Dixie County
Courthouse
214 Northeast 351
SHwy.
Suite A
Cross City, FL
32628


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2009 INSTALLMENT PAYMENT PLAN


If you wish to pay your 2009 Taxes by the Installment Plan,
.you must obtain and file your application with the tax
Collector's Office prior to May 1st, 2009.


Re-applicatlon is not necessary f you participated In the
prepayment installment plan for the previous year,'0

The installment plan
application is on page 11
www. dixiecountytaxcollector. corn


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for purchasing
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