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COMMODITIES WILL BE
GIVEN OUT ON
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
SAPRIL 16th and 17th
BEGININNG at 9:30 in the
morning at UCS
Arrested on the
One on warrants, one
found with stolen
detained by citizens
S ..see page 3 for the
entire bizarre story
image! Thursday, April 16, 2009
Vol. 87. No. 16 14 pages- 1 Section
...And a Flood!
What's next? Locusts?
home is covered in downed de.
bris from neighboring homes:
v'invl siding and metal is scat-
tered everytwherte. Mike and
Kathy Fair's home on CR 353
-north suLfered serious roof
damage and the homeowners
were relocated rot the evening.
Trees were down all over the
~ . ., airea, causing power outages
and property damage.
Bears Defeat Bulldogs on the Road
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the
upper 70s and lows in the low 50s.
Fri' / 7 '
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the
upper 70s and lows in the low 50s.
A few clouds. Highs in the low 80s
'qnd lows in the mid 50s.
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in
the low 80s and lows in the upper
Partly cloudy, chance of a thunder-
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9...............Stuff to Do
14......Obits & faith
16 .......I..n Closing
by Angel Lee
On April 7th, one day after
returning from their spring
break, the Bears Baseball
team took to the road to take
on the Bell Bulldogs in their
final regular season away
game. The Bears took to the,
offense first, but was unable
to score any runs, and in-the
bottom of the 1st, the bull-
dogs pushed 2 across, mak-
ing it 2-0 going into themec-
ond inning. In the top of the
2nd inning, the Bears were,
able to push 4 runs across
and take the lead 4-2. The
3rd inning was scoreless for
both teams, and the Bears
added-4 more runs in the top
of the 4th. The Bears con-
tinued to play well,' and put
the bat on the ball as they
scored in.each of the last 3
innings. The Bulldogs tried
to rally back, but the rally
fell short, and the Bears de-
feated them by a final score
of 12-7. The Bears scored 12
runs on 14 hits and had 3 er-
.rors. Zach "Fish" DesJardin
went 1-2 with 2 RBI. K irlib
went 2-4 at
and had 4
With 2 RBI ,
with 1 RBI
3-5 with 1
RBI and 2
pitched 4. .-,
giving up 3
hits, 4 runs,
and struck out 6, Brett Sulli-
van came on in relief, pitch-
ing 3 innings giving up 2
hits and 3 runs and had 3
strikeouts. The Bears next
game is on April 16th at
home at 7pm against the Ft.
Kirby Roberts at bat
Please come out and sup-
port Bears Baseball!!!!
The Jv Baseball Team also
took on the Bell Bulldogs in
a head to head battle Th6
game was close, and the
Bears posted a late rally.: but
came up a few runs short as
they were defeated 8-7 *
Progress Energy funds $13K for welding students
In the fall of 2008
members of the Dix-
ie Education Foun-
dation, Inc. and rep-
the Dixie District
tion and grants pro-
gram attended an in-
facilitated by the
sortium of Ed-
Sucation Foun- :
gy office in
...--.. Crystal River.'
It quickly be-
*,' came apparent
of the oppor-
." -,- tumities that
existed to bol-
ster the Career
grams offered by
As a result the two
parties joined in a
and made applica-
tion to the Progress
for a grant in the
amount of $13.000.00.
The primary use of
these funds will be
to obtain industrial
certification for stu-
dents enrolled in the
DCHS welding pro-
gram. The necessary
ware and instruc-
tional costs, together
with the welding
supplies will be cov-
ered by this grant.
Bobby Pickels, an-
nounced that the
$10,000.00 grant had
been awarded for
this application. He
also presented the
with a check in the
amount of $1.0010.00'
for a scholarship to a
2009 graduating se-
nior, and $100.00 to-
wards the Scholar-
ship Awards recep-
tion to be held on
May 7, 2009 at the
The Foundation and
the Dixie District
Schools are appre-
ciative of this oppor-
tunity and look for-
ward to providing
even more opportu-
nities for non-college
bound students to
become certified in a
trade upon comple-
tion of their high
Progress Energy and
to be supporters of
the Dixie Education
grams. They have
provided our gradu-
ates with $10.000.00
in scholarships over
the past 10 years and
a grand total of
$40,000.00 in scholar-
ships for teachers
over the past four
years. We sincerely
appreciate the im-
portant role they
play in the educa-
tional future of,
our Dixie Coun-
S ty students,
nis, and they
are an impor-
tant partner in
vitality of all of,
Car olina and South
Carolina to improve
the lives of their
They have invested
over $8 million in
which they serve.
Without this finan-
cial assistance this
would not be possi-
ble in the current
in our Dixie District,,
dent Rains. Mr.
Rains also thanked
the efforts of Mr.
Pickles and the late
The Suwannee River is rising by the day These photos
were taken by dedicated photographers who were out
checking property. The bottom picture illustrates why be-
ing on the river right now is so dangerous for boaters; it's
someone's dock, floating down the river. The entire Suwan-
nee River has been designated a "no wake" zone by FWC.
Ruth warns Rotary Club about
Record-breaking mosquito season
nator Joe Ruth
was the guest
speaker at the
that we are ex-
pecting a seri-
ous increase in
tivity this year.
to see diseases
haven't seen in
a long time,
like St. Louis
he said. He
emphasized the need for prevention on all fronts: removing
any standing water or leaking faucets, vaccinating animals
against mosquito-borne diseases and county-wide spraying.
Dixie County High School senior Robert Simmons from Old
Town, has signed a letter of intent to play football next-sea-
son for the Tabor College Bluejays.
Simmons, a 6-4, 215-pound defensive end, will bring depth to
the Bluejays defensive front four next season. While at Dix-
ie County High School Simmons was named an All-Star and
the Most Improved Defensive lineman for the Bears.
"Robert is going to bring depth to our defensive line, said
Head Football Coach Mike Gottsch. He is a solid Christian
who is looking to become a pastor, and he will thrive here at
Robert is the son of Robert and Brenda Simmons.
Tabor is a "Decidedly Christian" College in Hillsboro,
Kansas and was rated one of US News & Report's Best Col-
leges in 2009.
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Thursday, April 16, 2009
How I plan to celebrate Earth Day
You read that right, friends and critics alike, I intend to
celebrate Earth Day, which happens to be next Wednesday,
April 22. For those of you who are new to this area, cele-
brating Earth Day is something I do every year, but I usu-
ally don't write about it until afterward. But important as
this occasion has become, I feel compelled to bring the,
matter up now, s6 as to encourage as many of you as possi-
ble to follow my example.
As early as possible (which is usually, about 5 minutes be-
fore I'm supposed to be at work), I will get up, open every
window in the house, and turn on either the heat (if it's a
cool morning), or the air conditioner (if it's a warm morn-
There's a reason why I do this. You see, Ilove:freshair, but
I also like being comfortable. Thus, by augmenting the
fresh air with bit of artificial heating or cooling, I can
arrive at the perfect "comfort index," as the, TV weather-
persons are fond of calling it. :
By the way, I don't use any electricity when heating my,
dwelling. I use a coal furnace. Clean coal, of course.
Maybe you've noticed the improvements I've made on my
pickup truck. The muffler fell off the Qther day: actually, it
was the entire exhausts system, so I replaced it with a
straight pipe. A tad noisy perhaps, and since it's burning
quite a bit of oil, it does smoke up the highway a bit. I sort
of hoped these developments would cause .it to improve the
gas mileage, but I guess you can't have it all. ,
Interestingly, next Wednesday is also "Administrative Pro-
fessionals Day" 'It used to be called "Secretaries Day," but
as one such person pointed out, the name change allows
the boss to give you a promotion without giving you a
Thus, it will no doubt be necessary for the gentlemen in
the massive office complex where I work to take our fa-
S vorite Administrative Professional to lunch, as has long
been our practice. I have what I would consider an ideal
place in mind. They offer many favorite cuts of meat, and
no vegetables whatsoever, with the exception of ketchup
As I understand it, it's quite a coincidence that these two
holidays occurred on the same day this year. Administra-
tive Professionals Day is the Wednesday of the last full
week of April, whereas Earth Day is.. .well, whenever Al
Gore wants it, of course.
Ah, yes, Al Gore. I wonder where he'll be taking his secre--
excuse me, his administrative professional--this year. Prob-
ably to some exotic "Green" establishment, where they can
enjoy-a carrot juice cocktail before their broccoli a la carte
on whole wheat toast arrives. And.he'll probably pay for
the meal with some of the carbon credits he got for requir-
ing his undocumented gardener to use a hand mower to'
cut his lawn.,
What I'd really like to do on Earth Day is take a trip to
Alaska and'shoot a couple of polar bears. If those ice caps
are melting the way the enviro-whackds tell us they are,
there should be plenty of polar bears swimming around in
the water, desperately searching for a place to get on dry
land. They'd be easy targets, and I'd really like to have one
mounted in my den alongside that spotted fawn I shot last
In conclusion, let me just say that I'm hoping everybody
will become as conscientious as I am about celebrating
Earth Day in a responsible manner.
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The Mad Hatter's Tea Party
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2009 Dixie County Advocate
We live on the Suwannee
River in Dixie County off
,N.E. 709 Ave. (aka Log
Landing Rd.). The river is
flooded and we are park-
ing our vehicles about a
Half mile from our house
and canoe .in and out. On
Easter Sunday my hus-
band had tq make an
emergency business trip
to Panama City.
When he returned at 2:00
am Monday, the canoe
was not tied to the tree -
where he had left it in the
morning. On the ground
he could see where it had
been dragged and then
lifted into the back of a
pick up. My 65 yr. old hus-
band had to walk home in
hip deep water at 2:00 in
the morning carrying gro-
ceries. 'During the flood,
everything that goes in
and out of our house,
(food in and garbage out)
has to go by canoe. Some
areas aren't deep enough
yet to use our boat.
This canoe is an old fiber-
glass with a wide flat bot-
tom and doesn't tip easily.
It is faded green. It had
three paddles in, it. We
NEED our canoe back. If
you took it, please return
it. If you know someone
who recently came into
possession a canoe fitting
please call the Dixie
County Sheriffs office.
Thank you so very much.
Lynn and Cary
Crutchfield, Old Town
I agree that our need for
electric power, must be as-
sured, but I object to the
plan to finance the plants)
in Levy County in Florida
because it holds Florida's
1.7M rate payers hostage to
pay for the preconstruc-
tion costs, enabled by law
The proposed Nuclear
Power Plant to be built by
Progress Energy, a private-
ly owned, operated, and
stock holder supported
electric company It has'
been given what is referred
to as a "Special Privilege"
which is in violation of the
State Constitution. The
legislature in Florida
*MUST address and correct
this situation, and so must
the Public Service Com-
mission, whose job it is to
represent the rate payers.
WHY must they do so? Be-
cause in the Florida State
Constitution; Article IIn,
Section 11 (which address-
es. Special Prohibited
Laws; subsection (12)
"There shall be no special
law or general law of local
application pertaining to:
grant of privilege to a pri-
vate corporation." This
speaks volumes, but unless
we speak up to protect our
Constitution rights, and
our rights as Floridians,
do you think our elected
representatives in Talla-
hassee will do it for us? I
ask you; "Have they done it
Hey folks, it sounds simple
enough, but let's be
real...they didn't even read
.....y"lf ou make less than a quarter of a million
^ dollars a year, you will not see a single dime of
your taxes go up. I repeat: not one single
dime. "--Barack Obama
So, if you smoke, are you enjoying your new tax cut? No? Is
that new $1.01 per pack that President Obama signed into
law back in February making you a happy camper? Feeling
good aboutall of that hopenchang6? I didn't think so.
Darned good thing that he kept his promise not to raise your
taxes by a dime. Oh; I guess he didn't mean YOU. You're a
nasty, evil smoker. You pollute the environment and the
lungs of all of the "good" non-smoking people out there
with your filthy habit. He didn't mean you. You get lumped
in the "high taxation" group with Wall Street bankers, stock
brokers, and all of those upstart people who have the nerve
to work for themselves...the people who Washington thinks
deserve to pay more taxes. It's really easy to support heavy
taxes, as long as the other guy is bearing the burden. The
only problem is, that sooner or later, you start -
running out of "others." I'm sure it's only a
matter of time before Pepsi drinkers, dough-
nut eaters and NASCAR fans are added'to the Now remmube
"stick it to 'em" tax list. After all, our butts b. ad and it l
are wider from all the sugar and all of that gonna mak
racing around a track can't be good for the g
planet, right? e .
The President himself suffers from a tobacco lose your hei
habit...but, heck, he's the President. He can
afford to fly a guy 1,000 miles just to make him you nether
a pizza. Yes, I know there's a full White House
staff that gets paid to cater to his every dining
whim, but that wasn't good enough for The -from Th
One, so he had some guy flown in from Mis-
souri to sprinkle cheese on his crust. What
about the effect on our environment of all of the unnecces-
sary jet fuel? Don't be ridiculous: turning off lights and con-
servat ion is for the "little people," not for the servant~ f-
the p-eople government elites. (Sort of like paying taxes, ap-
parently.) Sure, your family may have to skip your Saturday
night pizza at Dana's because, of higher cancer-stick taxes,.
but rest assured that our overlords in Washington are eating
high on the hog. I'm sure that if you explain it to the kids,
"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and
keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just
expect that other countries are going to say OK," our-Dear
Leader told a crowd during his campaign. We all have to
sacrifice in this Brave New World. We have to let the U.N.
tell us what we can eat, what we drive, and how we live.
Well, not all of us. Not Obama or friends of Obama. Just
,you and me. Don't get me wrong; this is not just an Obama
or a democrat thing.. George Bush spent money like it was -
going out of style...heck, he increased just education spend-
ing 58% faster than inflation, defying the studies that show
the 193 page bill that gave
Progress Energy that huge
increase in our electric
rates in January, including
the extra 11+% we, the rate
payers, were required to
pay for the pre-construc-
tion costs for the plant in
-Levy County that may, or
may not, ever be built in
the first place! And now
Progress Energy is asking
that we pay those unconsti-
tutional costs as well as
their new rationalizations
* for more costs to be passed
on to the rate payers...us,
before the Public Service
Where is the outrage from
our elected representa-
tives? Why haven't they
not only tried to repeal
this huge mistake or at
.least asked the Attorney
General of the State to
make a ruling on this egre-
gious violation of our
State Constitution? Are
they all asleep at the ,
switch, or are they ignor-
ing all of us statewide? Do
we have to appeal this to
the Supreme Court for
someone to pay attention?
Since Jan. 1, 2009, Progress
Energy has collected from
the 1.7M ratepayers, in-
cluding all those on fixed
income, the unemployed,
and those retirees that will
never have the opportunity
to benefit from the new
power plant generation of
power in 20 years, a total
in excess of $44 Million
through the end of March.
The money is going into
the pockets of the greedy
CEO (who receives $5M
salary/year and lives in
North Carolina plus the
salary of the local CEO,
Mr. Lyash, who seems to be
obsessed with the stock
holders reasonable rate of
return), including the gen-
eral stockholders of -"
Progress Energy in one of'
the worse economic times:
in our state history.
It is time to take action. -
We Floridians are being
held hostage by this
wrongfully enacted state
law that has us paying for
a nuclear plant in Levy
County that we don't know
will ever even be built. W6
must not sit by and abro-
gate our rights without
making our voices heard.
This is our last best chance
to stop the new, outrageous
rate hike being proposed
by Progress Energy.
The plan of attack is two-
The first is to call our loc4l
Commissioner on the Pub-
lic Service Commission.
Her name is Nancy Argeni-
ziano, and she lives in
Dunnellon, was formerly
our State Senator, but nov?
she can be reached at her
State Commissioner's of-
fice at (850) 413-6038. She
needs to hear from all of
us to help her make the
right decision, and stop tl e
newly requested Progress
Energy rate hike!
The second is to sign a pei
tition to block the rate hil e
as requested by Progress
Energy because it is UN-
For a copy of the petition*
please contact: sir-
email@example.com and mak
your voices hear LOUD
Suzan Franks, Hernando
"It is very perplexing how an intrepid frontier people, whb
fought a wilderness, floods, tornadoes, and the Rockies, cower
4 before criticism, which is regarded as a maligna t
tumor in the imagination."-- Edward Dahlberg
that education spending has no effect on student perfor- *
mance. He spent three percent of our gross domestic prod
uct on antipovertyy" programs. (Wouldn't it have helped ;
poverty to let us just keep our danged tax money?) Fiscal ',
conservative, he wasn't. But Obama is seeing that extrava-
gance and raising us some hyper-inflation, a poker player
The recent fuss over school vouchers show you exactly who
the people in Washington represent, and4t's not you and me.
Poor, black, Washington, D.C. kids who were blossoming anf
doing well at private schools were told that next year, it's .
back to the blackboard jungle of drugs, gang violence, and'
apathy Was this measure taken to save tax dollars?
Nope...the government will still have to spend money on
those kids for school. It was done at the urging of the
teacher's union, that doesn't like the competition and wants
everyone forced into the failing public school system, "for
the good of the kids." But low-income minority kids don't
have money to hire lobbyists, you see, or to make campaign,
contributions'..so they don't count.
I know, I'm rambling a bit, but there is a
S ,_ point to be made here. It doesn't have to 0:
r: When things look bl like this. We do not have to live in feaW
books like you're not of the government. We are supposed to
e It, then you gotta b be the government. We're n6t supposed
to give ever-increasing portions of our
ean. I mean plumb hard-earned money to the government s4
mean 'Cause If you that the,fat cats in D.C. can drive limos
ad and give up then and eat sushi with lobbyists, while selling
out our interests to the highest bidder,
live nor win. That's We weren't meant to tremble in terror at:
just the, way It Is. the thought of a tax audit or a bureau- ,
cratic knock on the door. The government
e Oulaw Josey Wales is supposed to quake at the thought of our
righteous (and heavily armed) wrath.
Thomas Jefferson said, "When all governor
ment, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things, shalt ,
be drawn to Washington as the center of. all power, it will
render powerless the. checks provided of one government 0o
another and will become as venal and oppressive as the gov,
ernment from whiCh we separated." I don't know about yoi
but I think we're there, people. :
Sure, it's somebody else's problem. Sure, you've got other
stuff to do. Sure, it's a long drive. I get all that. It's easier
to give up and jusf convince yourself that things won't
change, and that your little effort won't matter. It's easier to
mentally write off the silly Tea Party movement as the occu-
pation of crazy people and fanatics. The people gathered in
front of the Levy County Courthouse at noon on Wednesday
to protest government spending and taxation are nuts and ,,
political fruitcakes. Well, stick me in the fridge and call me,
a mango because I will be there. Our country was founded'
by a bunch of idealists and dreamers...fruits and nuts, all.
Bring your Carmen Miranda hat and join us.
P.S. to Casey: This is the last political'rant for a little while, I promise.:)
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Thursday April 16, 2009
Brothers Arrested on Multiple Charges
Cook, William David, 54, G. Hill, Agg. Battery
Dawson, Roderick Lamont, 26, L. Downing, VOP-
Sale of cocaine
Farmer, April Fawn, 39, Tumlin, VOP
Anderson, Nicholas R, 19, L. Downing, VOP- Agg
JCannon, Edith Louise, 31, Sullivan, VOP
White, Nino Benvenuti, 38, Sullivan, Hold For Tay-
Chox-Guarchaj, Diego, 29, USMS, Hold for USMS
Dixon, Gregory Lee, 38, USMS, Hold for USMS
,Winnick, Mark Seth, 39, USMS, Hold for USMS
,Rodriguez, Julio, 57, USMS, Hold for USMS
,.Cox, Andrew N,' 45, USMS, Hold for USMS
'Anderson, Frances Carol, 56, L. Brannin, VOP-
Williams, Larry Earl, 53, Sgt. King, No Valid DL
Cone Paul, 25, Daniels, Affray
.McDaniel, Robert Melvin, 19, Daniels, Affray
ilBurnett, Scott Anthony, 29, Capt..Reed, Robbery,
Poss Cont. Sub., Burglary, Grand Theft, Criminal
Mischief, Theft of Credit Card
!Burnett, Norman Ashley, 31, Simmons, VOP- Poss
Cocaine, VOP-Burg of conveyance. .
.,Zachariah, Taylor Scott, 20, Hart, WRT-Fraud
Levy County, Warrant. Petit Theft Levy County
NOTE; It is the policy of The Die County Advocate to
.remove from our jal blog the name of any person or persons
at the request of their immediate family.
Five dead in St. Johns boating accident
I. investigators with, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) continue their investigation into a boating accident in St. Johns Cotinty that
left five people dead and nine hospitalized Easter Sunday
The deceased wgerefrom Florida and California and all died at the scene.
Killed were Jacqueline R. Allen (DOB 4 21 64). Jacksonville; Olivia Rose Carretero
(12/30/85), South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; Robert Trenton Craig (DOB 6/17/85), Jack-
sonville Beach; Elisabeth L. Rosenfeld (DOB 7/20/88), Ponte Vedra Beach; and In-
iimaculada Pierce (DOB 5/1/66), Orange Park.
The nine people who were transported to Shands Hospital and Mayo Clinic in
Jacksonville are Justin Thomas Moore (DOB 11/10/85), Ponte Vedra Beach; Melvin
D. Bethel (DOB 12/01/71), Ponte Vedra Beach; Karey Rae Cavicchroli (DOB 11/5/89)
Jacksonville Beach; Brittney Nicole Joyce (DOB 11/29/89) Jacksonville Beach;
Jacqueline M. Collins (DOB 10/28/85), Ponte Vedra Beach; Jaimie A. Hole (DOB
8/1/86), Santa Rosa, Calif.'; Josh Moore (DOB 12 '13/90), California (city unknown at
this time); Frank Moore (DOB unknown at this time),- California (city unknown at
this time); Amanda Barton (DOB 9/2/86), Santa Rosa, Calif.
The accident happened around 7:15 p.m., about a mile north of the Palm Valley
Bridge.(State Road 210) in Palm Valley, approximately 20 miles north of St. Augus-
tine. The injured were taken to Jacksonville-area hospitals; five of the injured were
trauma patients, three of whom were airlifted to Shands Jax from the scene by
Trauma One LifeFlight and Shands Care; the other two trauma patients and the
four additional injured were ground-transported by St. Johng County Fire Rescue,
assisted by Jacksonville Fire Rescue because helicopters were not available.
MOVIES STARTING FRI.
APRIL 17, 2009
WEDONOT ACCEFP$50 OR $100H BH
(PG-13) 120 MIN
FRI SAT 7:30
FAST & FURIOUS 4_
(PG 13) 105 NlI ''.f
FRI SAT 7:30".
(PG) 90 MIN
According to FWC investigators, the vessel, a 22-foot 2000
Crownline, crashed head-on into the rear, starboard
(right) side of a 25-foot tug boat which was tied to a dock.
The tug is registered to F&A Enterprises, St. Augustine.
Fwc Seeks Public Input On Game Farms
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-1
sion (FWC) is asking the public to provide input on pro-
posed rule language regarding establishment and oper-
ation of game farms in Florida.
Recommended changes include providing an exemp-
tion to licensing requirements for individuals purchas-.
ing eggs for consumption, deleting the requirement to
maintain record of births and deaths, allowing license
holders to transport live game to processing facilities,
and providing exemption to the license requirement for
the possession of 50 or fewer live bobwhite quail or
nonnative game birds, except waterfowl. The exemp-
tion applies when such game birds are for personal use,
consumption, educational or other nbt-for-sale or exhi-
Additional information is available at MyFWC.com;
Comments can be electronically mailed to
rulechanges@MyFWC.com; type "Game Farm" on the
subject line. The deadline for submitting comments is
'at the close of business on April 20. For specific ques-
tions, contact Capt. Linda Harrison at 850-488-6253.
This topic is also on the April 15 agenda for the FWC
meeting at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center,
The meeting will take place in room A1/A2. The center
is at 505 W. Pensacola St., Tallahassee.
FWC meetings are open to the public, and anyone re-
quiring special accommodations to participate in the
meeting should advise the FWC at least five days prior
to April 15 by contacting the FWC's Office of Human
Resources at 850-488-6411. If you are hearing- or speech-
impaired, contact the FWC using the Florida Relay Ser-
vice at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or 800-955-8770 (voice).
Cross City, Florida- On Saturday,
April 11, 2009 at approximately 11:17
am, the Dixie County Sheriff's Of-
fice, Cross City Police Department
and the Florida Department of Cor-
rections, Cross City K19 team were
involved in a foot pursuit in the
area of Rick Gooding Funeral'
Home attempting to apprehend Nor-
man Ashley Burnett,-31 of Cross
City, who was wanted on outstand-
ing Felony Violation of Probation
warrants. Officers approached Nor-
man Ashley Burnett in an attempt
to apprehend him for the warrants
and he immediately fled on foot, as
he has done numerous times in the
past. During this time frame a re-,
port of a Robbery in progress at
Foodland in Cross City was re-
ceived by the Dixie County Sheriff's
Office Communications Center.
An off-duty deputy sheriff immedi-
ately responded to the Robbery and
was given the additional informa-
tion that the suspect had fled from
Foodland with citizens in chase.
The suspect was detained by nu-
merous ,citizens in front of Bank of
America. When the deputy arrived
at the location where the suspect
was being detained, the deputy im-
mediately recognized the suspect as
Anthony Scott Burnett.
During the course of 'the investiga-
tion, it was determined that Antho-'
ny Scott Burnett stole a purse by
the use of force from the victim
Mary Ann Knight, while she was
shopping inside of Foodland.
While Anthony Scott Burnett was
in the process of stealing the purse,
Mrs. Knight yelled out that some-
resting deputy found a credit card
belonging to Earl Mash in Anthony
Scott Burnett's pocket. Contact was
then made with Mr. Mash who im-
mediately checked his residence
and discovered that it had been bur-
glarized. Mr. Mash identified nu-
merous items to include the recov-
ered credit card and his children's
baby teeth that had been stolen and
recovered from Anthony Scott Bur-
While Anthony Scott Burnett was
being taken into custody, the chase
for Norman Ashley Burnett contin-
ued for approximately six hours,
where ultimately he was taken into
custody on the Violation of Proba-
tion warrant by the Dixie County
Anthony Scott Burnett, 30 of Cross
City, who was released from the
Florida Department of Corrections
on April 2, 2009 after serving a sen-
tence for burglary was charged
with Robbery, Possession of a Con-
trolled Substance, Burglary, Grand
Theft, Criminal Mischief and Theft
by Taking Possession of a Credit
Card. He is currently being held in
the Dixie County Jail on a $250,000
Norman Ashley Burnett, 31 of
Cross City, who was released from
the Dixie County Jail in March 2009
to serve a probation sentence, was
charged with Violation of Proba-
tion. The additional charges of Re-
sisting Arrest with Violence, Flee-
ing and Attempting to Elude and
Resisting without Violence are
Gulf Red Snapper Season
On Hold Until June 1
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds anglers
that the recreational harvest season for red snapper in Gulf of Mexico waters has
changed. The open season now takes place from June 1 through Sept: 30.
Previously, the recreational red snapper harvest season opened on April 15 in Gulf
state waters, and the season in Gulf federal waters opened on April 21. Now, the
recreational harvest season for red snapper in all Gulf waters off Florida does not
open until June 1.
Researchers consider Gulf' red snapper to be overfished (in the past) and undergo-
ing more overfishing now. A shorter fishing season will reduce the harvest of Gulf
red snapper and help rebuild the fishery's population.
Tides for Pepperfish Keys starting on April 15,2009
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I Scott Anthony Burnett
one was taking her purse, where
she drew the attention of several
citizens. After stealing the purse,
Anthony Scott Burnett fled on foot
in the direction of Liles Ace Hard-
ware, with numerous individuals
giving chase to include the victim.
Anthony Scott Burnett ran to a
nearby wooded area where he was
seen rummaging through the purse
taking numerous items. When he
was confronted at this area, he dis-
carded the purse and ran. Numer-
ous citizens were able to capture
and detain Anthony Scott Burnett
until law enforcement could arrive
and.take him into custody The ar-
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-fappy 'Birthday Brandcil ,'e love you, Jennifer &.' ACison
Dyals Vow Renewal
April 20, 1984 -January 9,
Tommy, as you celebrate your 25th birthday in Heaven with God. just
know how much we miss and love you. and how empty and sad our :
lives are without you here.
'Till we meet in Heaven,
we'll love and miss
Daddy and Momma
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on the twenty iftfi delay of yrilat 4 P.'M.
AllfamiCy & friends are invited Reception tofo'llow.
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Thursday, April 16, 2009
Don't drink the water!
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,These four ladies alllive within a few blocks of each other
in Jena, and are all expecting family additions in within a.
Yew weeks of each other. The Advocate recommends excer-
.ising caution when thirsty in the Jena area.
4Congratulations, ladies, on your new.additions to Jena!
spectators and fans.
It's Great To Be A
by Angel Lee
On Wednesday, April 8th, my
daddy,(which most of you
know.as Tank) being the
great daddy that he is, took
me to my very first Florida
Gators Football practice. To
say the least, it was awe-
Coach Urban Meyer's prac-
tices are very different from
Coach Brent Wilkerson's
practices, or probably any
other high school football
practices. They have so
many players out there, and,
so much going on, it was
hard to keep up! Once they
went through the individual
drills (offense, defense, spe-
cial teams, quarterbacks,...)
they had team drills, which
made things a little easier to
keep up with, and made it
easier for me to watch both
the team and Tim Tebow!!
(my favorite player, like
probably everyone else's!!)
The offense struggled at first
and both quarterbacks; Tim
Tebow and John Brantley re-
ally had no time to find re-'
ceivers to throw to, so the
passing game wasn't really
there most of the day. The
offense did have success
when Tebow and Brantley
were able to roll out away
from pressure, and Find open
The defense had a pretty
..good day, breaking up some
passes, and making sacks on
Tebow on consecutive plays.
Also noted, that I felt like
somewhat of importance as
I was standing next to Pat
Dooley (who writes sports
columns for the Gainesville
Sun) .Not to drag this on
and on, but It was really
great getting to watch the
"big boys" at least practice.
The Gators, to me, look
ready to defend that Nation-
al Title, as I'm sure Coach
Urban will have them prac-
ticing even harder during
the summer, to make sure
everyone plays ti their best
ability, and that they are
ready to win yet another Ti-
tle, and bring it back home
to the Gator Nation.
After Practice, me, Dad, my
Uncle Chuck and Aunt Mau-
reen all went to the Gators
Baseball game, as they were
hosting the University of
Central Florida. The Gators
defeated the Knights 16-3. 1st
baseman Preston Tucker
tied the SEC single-game
record and established a
school mark with 11 runs
batted in!!! He also hit 2
grand slams (one to right
field, and one to center) and
hit a 3 run homer. Whew!
over the past 3 games, Tuck-
er has 20 RBI, and 6 home-
runs. The game was awe-
some, even if it was a little
Thanks Daddy for taking me
to my first Gator Football
practice so I could see the
Gators and Tebow! And
thanks for, taking me to the
Baseball game too!!
John Brantley, back up quarterback, goes back for a pass.
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Relay for Life April 24 25, 2009
Honor........their fight with or against Cancer
Celebrate..........Add their names to our Luminaria Circle
You can do so by website www.cancer.org (follow the prompts) or You can contact Michelle Clark 498-558629 or Wanda
Berry 498-7480 Celebrate. Remember. FIGHT BACK AGAINST CANCERIIIIII!
'Relay for Life -
Help Team Shauna Clark Singing Ministries, we are having two separate
The first one is for a Fleece Breast Cancer Blanket 88' 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
*(AT THE PROPERTY APPRAISER'S OFFICE) .
Thank you for your help to FIGHT CANCER
P.O. Box 2660
S '"'149 1 221' .6 .E
Cross Lltr. FL 3262H1
Owners: Rick & Rita Harris
he Dixie Cub House will be accepting enrollment applications for.children 0=
12 years of age beginning April 22, 2009. Parents can come to room 105 at the
Cross City Post Office on Wednesdays and Fridays to apply.
A tentative opening is scheduled for July 1"!
A first come, first served application will be the order of our waiting lists!
You will need your child's birth certificate, social security card, a $50
enrollment fee per family. A shot record and physical (can be turned in
before care begins in July or August).
Parents can apply at CDS (Child Developmental Services) office in
bl.efland for subsidized and VPK at anytime 1M-F from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
There wml be FREE VPK for all years olds (age 4 by Septl, 2009).
E rll now .for Fall VP
We will offer a developmentally appropriate learning curriculum for all ages
I2 -= Baby Einstein =-
2-4 OWL Curriculum
5 After school '
sensory learning environments
developmental and academic skill
basic skills tutoring, fluency enrichment
f@. reading and math using DIBELS and
We will also offer:
*State.of-the-art facility Posilive environment
*Social Interaction *Motor skill development
*School readiness *Before. and after school programs
*Clean, Healthy environment*Meals and snacks
*Safe Outdoor playground *Friendly. loving, qualified staff
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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.
Fire Station FIRE RESCUE Dixie County
in Old Town I Courthouse in Cross
Dam-3pm SR 340 City,1aOam2pn
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We are so prou
of your Clerk
From all o1
Wendy Luzader; Coun
tired after over'30 ye'
March of 1978 4s a
ing to become a
CED. Wendy also
served as a County
Office Trainer for
over 15 years. She
has received numer-
outis awards but her
. honor was the Sec-
. retary of Agricul-
ture Award which
she had to traveled
to Washington DC to
be presented. She
has dedicated her
life to serving the
farmers and produce.
ers in Alachua.
Gilchrist, and High-
For Crowns, Bridges &
Stabilization of Dentures
ity Executiv9 Director (CED), has re-
ars of service. She began her career '
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She gives credit of her successful career to
her husband, Allen Luzader, and to her chil
Colson, Anthony Luzader, and Leslie'DeBoi:
.credit to the support received from her pare
Cannon and the late Denny Cannon. She is
dent-of Gilchrist County
the support of i"
dren, Wesley .
s. She also gives
a life-long resi-
-; ~ 'N::
Wendy will be enjoying spending quality time with her fam-6
ily, her two wonderful granddaughters Kendall and Brenna,
and having no alarm clock!
She states she will miss her fellow co-workers, part of my
extended family and interaction with farmers/producers. '
There will be a retirement dinner given to her by her previ-' '
- ous staff on April 25, 2009. For reservations contact Suzie
Benka or Mandy Hires at (352) 463-2358. '
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91 S.W. 12th Street
Cross City, FL 32628
Office (352) 48-90064
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There were; 166 students in grades 2-5 at Anderson Elemen-
tary School that achieved the Kidbiz goal for the 3rd nine
weeks of school. Congratulations to all of them for their ef-
fort and hard work! Each student had to pass at least 18 as-
signments with at least 80% accuracy in order to win the
white tiger prize. There were four classes that had 100%
participation including Ms. Burton's 4th grade arid all three
of Mrs. Durham's 5th grade classes. There were several oth-
er classes that were very. close to 100%.
During the last 4 weeks of school, the students will be
working toward a prize from another endangered species,
the Orca Whale. .
We appreciate the support of all the teachers, parents and
members of the community that help enable our students
to be the best they can be.
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Thursday April 16, 2009
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
,emembering JESUS' S
de th gives us courage for to-
dar and hope for to marrow!
After the horrible beating
and cruel treatment of HIS
bo ly soul and mind...JESUS
wks hanging on that cross,
suffering for you and me.
Or sins put our precious
SA IOR there. Matthew 27
anri 28 tells us, after HIS
de th of three days, HIS
bruised and broken body was
laid in that tomb to decom-
pose! That huge stone was
placed there and it was
* sealed! Pilate put his guards
by the sepulcher to keep
watch! Those that loved JE-
SITS still lingered, until only
* M.ry and Mary Magdalene, a
forgiven woman remained
stil worshipping the SAV- .
S IOp! Through the activity of
THE LORD, verse 2 of
'.Matthew 28 says: "And be-
hold, there was a great earth-
quake: for the angel of the.
LORD descended from Heav-
en, and came and sat upon
it". JESUS was not there!'
Verse six says:,HE is not.
Sphere: for HE is risen, as HE:
said. Come, see the place
where the LORD lay! Yes, JE
SUS IS, ALIVE! Are you look-
ing for something in your'
life? Are you empty: Is your
soul hollow and cold? Do you
endure troubled days. diffi-
culties, hard times and a life
full of problems and trials?
SMaybe yore" life is ...dddd...
dark. dull, difficult and dried
up? Because JESUS lives,
Syou can face to marrow, you
do not have to live in that
valley! Do you know HIM?
Come to church and meet JE-
SUS CHRIST today! Please
bring a friend and show him
the way too! Just a thought:
JESUS is the only fountain...
who can satisfy the thirsty
*. What a wonderful
LORD'S Resurrection day we
shared at First Baptist! We
heard four specials in songs
on Easter! Sarah Holden and
her three sons Leon, Timo-
thy and Chris ,sang: "HE .Got
Up For Me"! Harry Gatlin,
sang: "Rise". Todd Mitchell
blessed us with "YOUR .
Grace" and another special
was When HE Was On The
Cross, I Was On HIS Mind"!
We extend our love and
prayers to the family and"
friends of the, Rev. Chester
Ash! Also are so thankful for
the victory over sickness'and
health issues in the Patsey
Blinstrup family, Lisa Mor-
row and others. Please con-
,tinue to remember Toby
Dickey, Arnold Tango, Renee
and Billy Philman, Donna
Merring, Garry Lamb's mis-
sion request, Spike Brown,
.Bill Robson, Freddie Hires
and Pastor Holden's aunt;
Fdnda Neal. Especially pray
for the family that lost their
home due-to fire last week!
We were happy to have
Missionaries, Allen and :
Elaine Lord visiting with us.
They served in Paris France
for many years. They are
with the International Board
of Jewish Missions.
May each of you, as our,
' friends and readers know joy,
peace, hope, love and laugh-
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Worms in dogs and'
Why does the veterinarian
want to check a stool sam-
ple? Dogs and cats are vic-
tims of several internal par-
asites frequently referred to
as worms. The most com-"
mon are the roundworms,
and tapeworms: Hooks and
wtiips are so small, that they.
seldom are seen in the stool.
That's precisely why a stool
sample is often required in
orler to discover which par-
aslte is present; the EGGS of-
all- these worms can be seen,
under the microscope and
that's how their presence is
detected...by looking for
- their eggs under the micro-
scope' Most worm infesta-
tid s cause any or all of
these symptoms: diarrhea,
perhaps with blood: weight
logs; dry hair; general poor
appearance; and vomiting.
perhaps with worms in the
vdmit. However. some infes-
tat ions cause few or no
s, symptoms; in fact some,
Swrm eggs or larvae can be
dormant in the dog's body
and activated only in times
'ot stress, or in the case of
woerms, until the later stages
Sof; pregnancy when they ac-_
titate and infest the soon-to-
,be-born puppies and-kittens.
RemolTe dog feces from back
yards at least weekly, use
"the correct wormer under
veterinary supervision, and
have the dog's feces checked
frequently in persistent cas-
es. Do not mix workers and
do not use any former if
your dog is currently taking
any other medication, in-
cluding Heartworm preven-
tative, without consulting .
the veterinarian. In persis-
tent reinfestations, some
veterinarians will prescribe
worming treatments on a
routine basis all year long.
workers will be safer and
more effective (although of-
ten more expensive) than
over-the-counter worm med-
When walking the'dog in a
neighborhood, remove all fe-
ces so that the dog does not
contribute to contamination-
of soil. Dogs and cats that
are in generally good condi-
tion may not act threatened
by worm infestations and
may not even show signs of
having worms. However, it's
a good idea to keep your, dog
and cat as worm-free as pos-
sible so that if disease or.
stresses do occur, the pet
has greater reserves and de-
fenses to handle the crisis.
A public service of the
Humane Society of
Gilchrist County, Inc. (352)
What's Happening at
the Supervisor of
Often, we are asked what
we do on off-election years
with the perception that we
stay busy 6 or 7 months
every two years. Reality is
that it takes a whole year to
prepare for the
tions are held on /
even years for
Town of Cross
City and odd
years for Town of .
Horseshoe Beach '...
funded by the in-
dividual cities '
with my office
serving as facili-
tator. Theses elec-
tions may be small but are
no less important.
W.e will also be focusing on.
registration rolls by con-
ducting a list maintenance
program. in accordance'with
98.065 Florida Statutes. Ad-
'dress confirmation notices
will be mailed out, all voters.
who have been mailed an
address confirmation notice
and who do not return the
form within 30 days will be
placed on the inactive voter
Do You Have Questions"
Do you have questions about
Medicare, Medicaid, Supple-
mental Insurance, Part D
Prescription Drug Plans, or
If you do, come see SHINE,
a volunteer program with
the Florida Department of
Elder Affairs. SHINE pro-
vides'free, unbiased and
confidential assistance. If
you cannot come to a site or
want to know a site close to
you, call the Elder Helpline
SHINE's next site is on:
Friday, April 17th 10:00-
Noon Branford Library
Wed, April 22nd 10:00-
Wed, April 22nd 2:00-4:00pm
Cross City Public Library
registration list. Voters on
the inactive list can be rein-
stated by updating their reg-
istration, appearing to vote,
or requesting an absentee
ballot, providing their sta-
tus has not changed. Howev-
er, after two general elec-
tions from the date the no-
tice was sent, all inactive
voters who show no activity
will be removed from the
registration records and
ter again in
69 order to vote.
for other up-
VA dated infor-
as Voter Ed-
The goal of the voter out-
reach and education aware-
ness is to provide opportuni-
ties for.the public to learn,
about election process, voter
registration, voter's rights
and responsibilities. To
schedule a Voter Education
Awareness event, you may
print out one of the request
forms from our website or
you may contact the Super-
visor of Elections Office at
bloodmobile reach goal
day, April 8,
for its visit.
by the Dixie
weeks or so.
On April 8 the
bus had 4 goal of 32 pints,
and it met its goal, thanks to
the generous donors of Dixie
County! Teresa Bennett and
her family were on hand to
donate. Bennett, who has a
son currently serving in
Iraq, says she has given over
5 gallons so far. "I just think
it is the right thing to' do, I
feel like people should, and it
is just a way to give back",
says Bennett with a smile.
Her son,. Jacob, now 20, and
family friend, Becca Adams,
age .18, both started donating.
at age 16, which is the legal
April 16, 2009
Bennett for her blood donation.
age to begin donating blood.
with parent's consent. Fre-
quent donor, James Weeks
stopped by to do a."Double
Red" Alyx donation which
he explained takes a little
longer but yields two pints of
red cells but takes less vol-
ume of your blood.
As frequently as every two
seconds, someone is in need
of blood in the treatment of
people with critical medical
conditions. For information.
on. the Blood Mobile visit
Join Americans across the country in making future healthcare decisions
known to family, friendsand healthcare.providers. Share your wishes and
Dixie County Retired Edtcation Association is holding
their yearly raffle of an oil painting painted and donated by
Barb Korlak. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 tickets for $5.00
and, are available from any retired educator member. Call
Wilmateen Smith at 542-0855 or Mary C. Miller at 498-3251
for information.; All proceeds benefit scholarships awarded
to studerits at graduation.
.AES Sczc2; FAr,
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 arid support the young scientists in our county,
you will be amazed!
It' time to gt comtowtable. STATE CERTIFIED CAC 057426 .
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Thanks to the
Cross City PD
and Dixie EMS
traffic on Tues-
day "until their
arms fell off"
for the power to
come back on at
the Old Town
2009 SUMMER FOOD
PROGRAM FREE TO
5 DAYS A WEEK
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, Monday
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-
tion to those enrolled in
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 3) representatives
from your organization in
If you are interested in hav-
ing a site in your area,
please contact Linda Fowler,
Food Service Coordinator at
Any person who believes he
or she has been discriminat-
ed against in any USDA-re-
lated activity should write
or call immediately to:
Director, Office of Civil
1400 Independence Avenue,
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.
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Thursday April 16, 2009
by Eli Loy
Here in America it used to be illegal to have a mo-
nopoly It seems to be perfectly fine now, though. As
you may remember, AT&T merged together a whole
bunch of other telecom companies, creating a mono
oly in 22 states, including Florida. The FTC agreed t
allow them to join (rejoin, in the case of the Bell cor
panies) these companies with the stipulation that th
have affordable high-speed internet to 100% of their
customers' households by,2010. Another stipulation
included in the agreement was that the new lines be
85% complete by the end of the first financial quart
At the end of the first quarter of '08, the wiring
stood at 76% complete, where it is still pretty muchE
today, and that's if you count (AT&T is) wires that
have been run, but not connected to anything. So, th
agreement states that if they failed to roll out the
high-speed (and fail they have) they have to pay
around a billion dollars in fines and break the comp
nies back up. Looks pretty grim for AT&T, don't it?
. Never fear, however,,here' in America, not only are
our benevolent and just politicians not making them
,pay the fines and'break up their monopoly, but they'
actually planning on giving AT&T a few billion dolla
in stimulus money The government is also planning
on rolling out a national high-speed internet infra-
structure, and I'll bet AT&T is allowed to put in a bii
as well. I don't know about you, but it makes me ma(
enough to spit.
Think about it. If I were to, breach a contract with
you, you'd be understandably upset. If that contract
said I had to pay you compensation for breaking tha
agreement, you'd expect me to pay up, right? Here's
one to chew on. You ever have a cell phone? One of
those plans with a one or two year contract? Maybe
you cancelled it early, many folks have. AT&T has a
$175.00 early termination'fee, on their" cellular plans.
Break that contract and you'll have to pay that fee b(
fore you get another wireless phone through AT&T.
Apparently these standards don't apply to major corp
rations. '" *.
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It's not like our government doesn't realize how im-
portant the internet is. Here's what President Obama
had to say about it:
"As we renew our schools and highways, we'll also re-
new our information superhighway It is unacceptable
that the United States ranks 15th in the world in
broadband adoption. Here, in the country that invent-
ed the Internet, every child should have the chance to
get online, and they'll get that chance when I'm Presi-
dent because that's how we'll strengthen America's
competitiveness in the world.
"In addition to connecting our libraries and schools to
p- the Internet, we must also ensure that our hospitals
o are connected to each other through the Internet. That
n- is why the economic recovery plan I'm proposing will
.ey help modernize our health care system and that
won't just' save jobs, it will save lives. We will make
sure that every doctor's office and hospital in this
country is using cutting edge technology and electron-
er ic medical records so that we can cut red tape, prevent
medical mistakes, and help save billions of dollars
at 15th? 15TH!? C'mon... We're AMERICA, we can:do
better than that. We used to claim over 70% of the
.e traffic on the internet internet. Now, were only 20%.
Moreover, we've already paid to be #1. Huge telecom
companies take tax breaks, get grant monies, stimulus
a- monies, government contracts, all to upgrade our in-
frastructure. All of this money just vanishes. We can't
afford to let them take off with any more of our hard-
earned cash. AT&T agreed to get EVERY house in
i their service area connected to 'high-speed internet. In
re exchange, they were allowed to put a huge piece of
rs their monopoly back together. They took tax breaks.
g We're not connected. .If we give them even MORE
money, what in the world makes us think they'll use it
d to fulfill their obligations? They've never been very
d good at that in the past. As a country, we should refuse
to shell out any more of our,tax dollars to corpora-
tions that are not going to hold up their end of the
bargain. It's not just big telecom, either. What hap-
pened to all of that last stimulus package we the peo-
t ple paid for? Why can a company accept millions of
dollars from us, so they can stay in business, and then
shut down anyway?
The answer, unfortunately, seems to be that they can
do these things because we're not going to do any-
e- thing about it. We have government agencies specifi-
cally to deal with these incidents. If a government
o- agency won't enforce the laws, perhaps we should re-
duce that agency's budget to $0. At least that way,
they'll not be adrain on our tax resources:.
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Donafd'Rosenberr Towrer IqI "
D.2R was born February 4th 2009, heweighedi7 .
7oz. andwas 19 1/2 inches lon.6
D. R. was welcomed home by his
sisters qvtileigh &' 'lfaCey
Florida Realtors Support Push to Advance Homebuyer Tax Credit Aid
\ Finding a way to turn a new $8,000
federal tax credit for first-time
homebuyers into money that they
can.use right away for a downpay-
ment would spark the.recovery of
Florida's housing market and boost
the state's economy, says Cynthia
Shelton, 2009 president of the Flori-
da Association of Realtors (FAR).
"A revitalized housing market and
commercial real estate industry are
crucial to Florida's economic recov-
ery," Shelton says. "While the new
tax' credit provides a great incentive
for first-time homebuyers to find
the home of their dreams here in
Florida, many qualified buyers may
be unable to take advantage of it
because they cannot come up with
the necessary doWnpayment to pur-
Xchase a home in the first place. We
need to encourage Florida lawmak-
ers to take action now converting
the tax credit into cash-upfront
could help thousandsof first-time *
buyers overcome that financial bar-
rier to homeownership, which gen-
erates an.economic ripple that stim-
ulates the state's overall economy"
"Finding a state solution to this
problem is key," Sebree said. "The
money should only be available to
people who are eligible for the new
tax credit. The state would advance
the cash to these buyers, who would.
then forward their tax credits back
to the state. These families could
get their $8,000 tax credit in a mat-
ter of months, so it basically would
be a short-term loan. But we have to
move quickly, since homebuyers
have to complete their purchase by
Nov. 30, 2009, to receive the tax cred-
Gov, Charlie Crist is considering
the proposal. A coalition of Florida
consumers, Realtors, lenders and
homebuilders are lobbying state
legislators to come up with a "Flori-
.da Formula" to allow first-time
homebuyers to use the federal tax
credit upfront. Spearheaded by the
Consumer Federation of the South-
east (CFSE), a nonprofit consumer
advocacy group, the alliance in-
cludes the Florida Association of
Realtors, the Florida Home
Builders Association, the Florida
Bankers Association, the Florida
Credit Union League, the Florida
Manufactured Housing Association,
Florida Association of Mortgage
Brokers, the Latin Builders Associ-
ation, and the Builders',Association
of South Florida.
For more information about the
$8,600 first-time homebuyer tax
credit, go to the Florida Association
of Realtors web site at:
934 E. Wade Street,
z/ate us nwy i1
Old Town 352-542-1111
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The Dixie County Advocate
Thursday April 16, 2009
Stuff to Do
u 10 O R
:We are having a dinner Friday,
April 24th at the Old Town Board
S-of Ed At 6:00 P.M.. Hon Marco
Rii.bio will be our Keynote Speak-
er. Hon Dennis Baxley, Execu-
.t ive Director of the Christian
" Coalit ion, and Paul Senft, Na-
.tional Republican Committee
'Person will also be in atten-
-$19.00 each for dinner. Marco Ru-
? Jf,former Speaker of the Flori-
.avHouse is running for the U.S.
senatee, to replace Senator Mar-
nez. Seating is limited so early reservations are advised.
,:b Lorene at 5,42-8725 and leave ticket requests on voiced
mail if not answered. A call back with confirmation will
v ~The Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91, American Legion will
,We it's membership meeting on the 16th of April
ting With a dinner at 5:30 pm and the meeting at
7:00jpm.The dinner will consist of pulled pork and baked
b ins and we ask the members to bring a veggie or dessert
to share. The 2009/2010 new slate of Officers will be pre-
sented for the membership approval and/or changes. Please
attend as this is very important for the smooth operation of
ftid Post. '
We hope to see all of you there on the 16th of April. FOR
GOD and COUNTRY
Crime Watch Meeting
The Rambling Woods Crime Watch Meeting will be held on:
April 20, 2009 at Waldo Park located on Spiller's Highway at
Sheriff Dewey Hatcher and Captain Chad Reed will be
speaking. This will be a meeting for information concern-
ing the crime watch questions, etc, so that the residents
may be involved in the program and make it effective.
Make your plans now to attend.
For additional informant ion, call 542-9374 or 542-4990.
What role does nitrogen play in the algae
problem in our springs?
Join us for a talk by Dr. Matthew Cohen
at/Fort White Community Center, about 1 mile north of the
US 27 intersection on the right
Thursday, April 30 at 7:00 PM
Sponsored by:-Save Our Suwannee, Inc.
I I ', .
DIXIE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
SERVING YOU AT FIVE LOCATIONS
CROSS CITY/HIGHWAY 19
OLD T0WN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
RUTH RAINS MIDDLE SCHOOL
DIXIE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL*
Acute & Chronic Disease Care Minor Surgical Procedures
.Laceration Repair Employment Physicals
Well Child & Newborn Care Family Planning / OB Care.
School & Sports Physicals School Health Services
Treatment for Asthma Preventative Health Care
WIC Coupons Dental Services
Laboratory & XRay HIV Anonymous & Confidential Testing
S. Child and Adult Immunizations
I Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation & Treatment
# Kiddy Corner Play Area for Children
4 FREE PREGNANCY TESTS
Board Certified Pediatrician To Care For Your Children
Board Certified Family Medicine Practitioner to Care For Adults
Medical Providers To See Your Children At School
TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT CALL: (352) 498-1360
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OTE Centennial Celebration
Have you ever wanted to go back in time and visit a Semi-
nole Indian Village or settler camp? Or maybe you have
wondered about how your ancestors made their own quilts
'or lived off of the land! Perhaps you may be interested in
some of our loqal Dixie County history or the Civil War
Era. Well, let me inform you that you will have an opportu-
nity to go back in time to learn any or all of these things
plus much more.
The Dixie County Historical Society will be hosting the
Centennial Celebration of the Old Town Elementary
School. This "first" brick building in the county is 100
years old this year. The Society has planned a wonderful
day for you with lots to see and hear. Admission is FREE so
come on out and enjoy! We will have music and historical
speakers in our auditorium and lots of time-era vendors on
the grounds. The Indian and Settler camps will be a must
see. We will also be cooking mullet and swamp cabbage,
with all the trimmings. A donation of $5.00 will get you the
meal. Or if you prefer something other than mullet and
cabbage, we will have barbecue.
April has been designated History Month by our County
Commissioners and the public is invited to the grounds and
building of our Dixie County Cultural Center, corner of
highway 349S and highway 55A in Old Town, FL. Our cele-
bration is on Saturday, April 18, 2009 from 10:00 AM until
4:00 PM: While you are there, visit our museum with its
many local artifacts and other items from bygone years.
We also have a Genealogy Room and Achieves Room.
The Old Town Elementary School 4th Grade students are
participating in a poster contest. The 5th Grade students
are participating in an essay contest. Those first, second
and third place winners will receive awards for their. ef-
forts. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 15th.
Prizes will be presented on Saturday, April 18th, at 11:30 AM
in the auditorium of the Dixie County Cultural Center. The
5th Grade-students will also have photos displayed in the
So, come on out to the Dixie County Cultural Center on Sat-
urday, April 18th, from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM and see all
that is going on. If you have questions, please call Max
Chewning, (352) 498-3709. We will be looking for you!
Free Knited Meting
,Church oss City Librar
Thursdays at 3:0
6:0for more ino7:0.
Meet at the First
Church of Cross City
on Monday nights at
Boys First to Fifth
For questions call
Disabled American Veter .
\ Chapter 63, Cross City
Doors open at 4:30
\ Early Bingo at 5:30 .-
-'" Regular Bingo at 6:00 .-"
Com onme n
Bring a frilev
Nature's Coast 7th
Annual Young Koi
Show & Plant Sale
Saturday & Sunday, May
2 & 3rd from 9 AM 4
Free to the public
Vendors on site selling
koi, goldfish and pond
Huge plant sale
375 N.E. 749th Street -
inliwasuilll e rist- ssellma
Stonme Crab FesAvaNl
April 25th isSuwannee's 1st Annul Stone Crab Festival. For
those of you who have not seen the flyers or heard people
talking, let me fill you in.....
We are starting the days events with a Golf Cart Parade,
you can even dress up your Polaris, 4-Wheeler or bicycle.
We will meet at Glenn Dyals Park at 10:00am. We will pa-
rade down 349 to Canal street to Suwannee Marina and
then to Salt Creek Rest where judging shall take place.
At 11:00am all Vendors will be open for business. We have
approximately 22 Arts & Craft Vendors and 3 Bands which
will be set up at various locations.
There will be a Yard Sale, Kids Mini Carnival, Low Country
Boil and possibly a scavenger hunt.
The Event will take place down along 349 all the way to Salt
Anyone wishing to participate, Volunteer or make a dona-
tion can contact Tami at 352-210-0048/352-542-0500 or Owen
Prince at 229-300-3707 or Derry O'Quinn at 542-7016.
As with all SAVA events ALL PROCEEDS GO TOWARDS
SUWANNEE'S ANNUAL FIREWORKS SHOW.
$5.00 pulled pork dinner
with beans, slaw & dessert!
WednesdayApril 22nd 11:00 AM,
Cross City Park
Country Breakfast & More!
Every 1st and 3rd Saturday at the
ll March of Dimes
$ 100.00 Winning Hand
May 9, 2009.
Starting Point Elks Lodge (304 Pucket Road Pary, Fl 32348)
Last Bike out by: 10 a.m.
Grilled Chicken & Ribs dinners will be.provided for each
registered rider at the end of the ride around 2 p.m.
There will be Door Prizes, 50/50 drawing & music!
All Bikes, Riders Welcome!
See Taylor County's Scenic "Coastal Loop"
Ride includes: Keaton Beach, Steinlhatchee and Tennille
In orTedtobberhelptusplanfortl ievetitiwouldbeh lpfulityoucouldRSVPto
Paula Tutenby phoneor c-mil.
For Mre innrmuniian. contact 'aul 1 ' 'i, -'
Entry' $ 20 pe bike, per per addition ridr.
Cooking Sponzors: Wayne Padgett & Co.. I'adg0tt'1 iawn
Carc, Hean & Beaten Bar-B-Q
Jams and Jellies
Tuesday, May 12
2:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Dixie County Public Library
16328 SE 19 Hwy., Cross City
Call 352-498-1219 for reservation
$3.00 charge for materials Pay at the
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1/2 mile north of Fanning Springs on'Hwy426
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Thursday April 16, 2009
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MOBILE HOME FOR RENT:
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month, first, last $200 security. No
smokerS, no pets. 352-498-7067.
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porch on three sides. First, last &
security. $550 a month. 352-356-
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2 BR 1 Bath MH for rent, located
in Old Town $400 'per month.
First,. last, security. 542-7124 or
Auhdientic Dealer of Dixic: .Out.
fiitip.i, Dixie Classicsm & South.
ern Hernage T-Shirts havui'
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 INTERINET: 1 way
satellite INternet 5 to 30 times
faster than dialup starting at
$39.90 per month. Call 888-684-
8452 or visit www.sky-trac.com
ROOFING REPAIRS $99 and up.
METAL, SHINGLES, FLATROOFS
Save $$$$! Free estimated!! State Lic.
CCC 1326066. (352)463-0781 DRYWALL
- Hang finish, repairs. State Lic.
#CBC058489 Tri- County. Call (352)463-
Hang, finish, texture. Metal Stud
Framing. Cal us for a list of ser-
yices. CBC058489 Cell 352-535-
SERVICES COMPUTER In-
stall, Repair, & Networking with
in 'Home Setvice! Call All Point
Computers at 352-507-4688.
DIXIE TILE AND MARBLE.
Owner ,Billy Cothron, licensed
and insured, 30 years exp. tile
wood,, marble, rock, 'glass
STEINHATCHEE PLACE RE- blocks and more. Free esti-
SORT: Furnished 1 and 2 bed- mates and fair prices. Cal 352-
room Condo's for' Rent $550 to 233-0674.
$650.Included in price-Cable, In- UFN
ternet, Local calls, Hot Tub.Call
352.498-7740 or 813-677-9640
BEEF FOR THE FREEZER.
$1.$50 per pound, live weight.
1/4, 1/2 or whole. Evergreen
Farm 352-498-7067 days, or
BOAT TRAILER FOR AIR-
S BOAT. 16 foot x 80 inch inik
mum, new tires, new wheels,
new paint, 'all lights work, 6
ply, new runners with poly-
mer, good carpet on runners,'
aluininum fenders, good
winch, fack stand and safety
chains and 2" coupler 542-
2 Passenger Handicap Van,
clean $2100.00 A/C & Heat
Pump $126, window A/C 75.00
498-4186 or 356-1332
BOAT 16' aluminum Du-
racraft 40 HP Yamaha,
trolling motor, electric an-
chors and depth finder.
SHOWERS OF BLESSINGS
CUSTOM WATER TREAT-
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MENT! Get rid of that iron;
odor, and hard'water! WATTS
has the water treatment that will
give you clean' healthy water to
cook with and to drink for the
entire .family. I guarantee our
systems to remove the iron,
odors and give you pure clean-
water. No more iron spots or
dingy clothes. Financing avail-
able with little or no money
down and low payments. We
have systems for every budget
including buying or renting
your equipment. For all of your
water problems call your local
WATTS dealer DAVID. B.
DOWNING (352) 356-0474 or (352)
498-2449. We service what we
sell! A member of the Florida
DIXIE MONUMENTS. serving
North Central Florida for 16
years. Open Tuesday-Friday 8-4.
Saturday 8-12 or call for appoint-
ment anytime. located on 512
Avenue (behind McCrabb
Church) 7 miles North of Old
Town on Hwy 349. 542-3432 or
toll free 1-877-542-3232
MARTIAL ARTS- Self Defense
Classes Kids/Adults. Gain con-
fidence. Respect. Fitness. $40.00
Registration fee, then only
$5.00/class. Larry Taylor's Karate'
Training Center, Cross City 498-
homes built on your lot. Visit our
sales and design center at 26761
SE Hwy 19, Old Town; open Mon-
,Fri 10am-5pm. Lifetime Homes
(C BC) 1714"" 352-542-8416.
Jim's Pressure Washing/
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 Celli
PRINTING, Business cards,
invoices, bumper stickers,
'window decals, we print it all,
faster than lightning. Not
your grandpa's business
cards! Stop by the Advocate.
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.
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.
TOPS MEETING every
Wednesday at 10:30 at St. Al-
ban's Church in Chiefland.
For information, call Becky
RUN'S NEEDED Cro.s 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
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
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.
COOK. Six days a week, 6-11
am. Apply in person to the
Carriage Inn Restaurant.
LOCAL DEFENSE CONTRAC-
TOR is currently seeking to
fill a Maintenance/Facility
Support position. The ideal
candidate would have general
ty, preferably with their own
tools. The candidate should
have above average math and
to facilitate grooming for. spe-
cialized capabilities. A gener-
al understanding or capabili-
ties with compressed air and
electrical systems would be a
We offer a competitive wage
and benefit package. EOE.
For confidential considera-
tion, send resume electroni-
firstname.lastname@example.org or to
Bulova Ordnance, LLC, 125
SE Swisher Road, Mayo, FL
Part Time Housekeeper/Desk
Steinhatchee River inn
12X60 MOBILE HOME, 2
bedroom, 2 bath, new heat
pump. Shady Oaks MH
Park, Cross City, FL 32628.
$13,500 Phone 989-464-2613.
FOR SALE: 3 BR, I 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
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)
NO CREDIT CHECK: full
acres in Indian Oaks Subdivi-
sion. It's unimproved. You can
pick the trees that you want to
save. I'll finance this beautiful
lot for you with no qualifying.
I'm asking $41,900 with $700
down and $359.00 per month.
Norris McKimnney (352) 498-
Please buy one of these
houses; if we sell one, daddy's
promised to buy dinner for me,
my sister, and all our kids.
They eat ALOT. -Editor
Suite 1 Bed/1 bath great room
only $16,900 call Mary or Mar-
BRAND NEW CUSTOM
HOMES OF MERIT
TRIPLEWIDE, too many extras
to mention. Only one at this
price. Call Mary or Marlene
GREAT STARTER HOME 3
BR/2BA only $44,900. One
home left at this price @ 352-
HUGE 4 BR 2 Bath, large fami-
ly home must see over 2,000
sq.ft. only $76,900. Call Mary or
5 BR/3 BA, large family home,
this is a must see home for
large families. Only $74,900,
Call Mary or Marlene @ 352-
490-7422 to make appointment
to.see home. .
DIXIE COUNTY WE LOVE'
YOU! Come see Marlene or
Mary at C&G Homes of
C(hiefland for your very best
deal on a quality built mobile'
or modular home. 1-352-490-
AMERICAN LEGION POST 383- is
open from 9 am until 9 pm, The Le
gionnaires meet on the 3rd Wednes-
day of each month and the Auxiliary
meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays
of each month; all 3 meetings at 7 pm
SAL meets on the 1st and 3rd Mon.
days of each month at 7:30 pm. Live
Entertainment every Tuesday nighi
at 4 pm in the lounge. For more in
formation call 542-2021.
Holy Cross Catholic Church Bin
go every Tuesday evening 6:00-p.m -
US. 19. Doors openat 6:00 pm.
snacks available. Free coffee. Rosary
every Wednesday at 6:00 pm. 352-493
PREGNANT? Need help? Freepreg
nancy test & confidential counseling
Office hours: Monday & Thursday
11am-4pm. Look for our sign on Hwy
19, across from Dixie Co. High School
Forest Park Hill Community Cen
ter Has a Bingo every Monday
Evening, Doors open at 4:30 pm
games start at 6:30pm. Funds are to
support the center and charities.
DIXIEE COUNTY EDUCATION
' FOUNDATION meets on the sec
ond Monday of each month at
noon. at the Public Library in
Cross City Call 498-2601 for info
SUWANNEE RIVER SHRINE
CLUB BBQ! 1/2 MILE NORTH OF
FANNING SPRINGS ON 26!
Will be serving BBQ Chicken and
Pork, baked beans, cole slaw, rolls and
ice tea! All you can eat for $6.00!! May
24 starting at 11:00. Proceeds benefit
Suwannee River Shrine Club and are
April 24 25, 2009
Honor..........their fight with or against Cancer
Celebrate..........Add their names to our Luminaria C
You can do so by website www.cancer.org (follow the prompts) o
You can contact Michelle Clark 498-5529 or Wanda Berry 498-74
Celebrate. Remember. FIGHT BACK AGAINST CANCER!!!III!
Relay for Life
Help Team Shauna Clark Singing Ministries,
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:
Packers autographed football.
Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5,
FOR TICKETS SEE: WANDA BERRY, MICHELLE CLARK, PAT BER
(AT NAPA), OR SHELLY CANNON-
(AT THE PROPERTY APPRAISER'S OFFICE)
Thank you for your help to FIGHT CANCE
SUMMER A &. C
(all fees due 3 p.m. final day) ,
NOW-JUNE 23 '
(all fees due 3 p.m. final day)
Fees due 3 p.m. each day-
COMMUNITY C tlEOE 'E
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of thSe SOutamnAocmion inofCaoE s nd Scboolasto aaird n ,latoilegm es. ,': C
Conttst Ul. Commradnin on Cofgges at 188 Soutemrn La., Deo r, Goqi 30o334D1 o ,
orcll 44.874 450foor quetbons about me accredlitlon of Laie C ity Cmmuniy Co . '
HOME CLEAN-UP AFTER THE FLOOD
Dixie County After a flood event has passed, failure to re-,'
move contaminated materials can cause health risks. If
there is flooding, water must be removed as quickly as pog-
sible since it may contain material from overflowing
If there has been a backflow of sewage into the house, the
following measures should be taken to ensure proper cleafi-
Walls, hard-surfaced floors and many other house'-"
hold surfaces must be cleaned with soap and water and d'i
infected with a solution of 1 cup of bleach to five gallons 'of,
Thoroughly disinfect surfaces that come in contact
with food and children's play areas.
Wash all linens and clothing in hot water or dry-:
Items that cannot be washed or dry-cleaned, such
as mattresses and upholstered furniture, must be air dri&d
in the sun and sprayed thoroughly with a disinfectant.
Steam-clean all carpeting.
Fiberboard, fibrous insulation and disposable flf:-
ters that have contacted floodwater or sewage should be re-
placed in your heating and air conditioning system.
Wear rubber boots and waterproof gloves during '
Be careful about mixing household cleaners and disinfec-
tants, as combining certain types of products can produce.
toxic fumes and result in injury or death.
It can be difficult to throw away items in a home, particl-,,
larly those with sentimental value. However, keeping cer-.,
tain items soaked by sewage or floodwaters may be un- .
healthy. In general, materials that cannot be thoroughly '-
cleaned and dried within 24-48 hours should be discarded.
. For further information, please contact your local count?'
health department or visit www.doh.state.fl.us or
ICH PUMP SERVICE & SUPPLY
Owner, Ira Hayes
24 hour service
21 NE 580th St.
Old Town, FL 32680
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SUWANNEE RIVER WATER
PUBLIC NOTICE OF
4INotice Is hereby given that pur-
s' nt to Chapter 373, Florida
Statutes, the following application
fo0 permit was received on April 8,
Joe Anderson Sr. Park Modifica-
tion, Dixie County Board of Com-
missioners, PO Box 2600, Cross
City, FL 32628, has submitted an
application for an Environmental
Resource Permit Number 09-
F 0005M for a total project area of
.21 acres, with a total of .054 acres
of work in, on, or over wetlands or
other surface waters. The project
is located in Township 10 South,
Range 14 East, Sections 20 & 29,
in Dixie County.
Interested persons may comment
upon the application or submit a
written requestfor a staff report
containing proposed agency action
regarding the application by writing
to the Suwannee River Water
Management District, Attn: Re-
I source Management, 9225 C.R.
49, Live Oak, Florida 32060.
Such comments or requests must
4;.. 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-
Scaested 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-
I ing the staff report.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
6Notice is hereby given that sealed
bids will be received at the Board
of County Commissioners office in
the Dixie County Courthouse until
11AM on April 30, 2009. This of-
fice is located at 214 NE 351
HWY, Cross City, Florida, 32628.
The bids will be opened and read
aloud to the public at 11AM on
April 30, 2009 at the Commission
Meeting Room. The projects will
be recommended for awarded at
the Board of County Commission-
ers meeting or May 7, 2009. The
bidders must submit a bid for the
projects as described below.
i.. CR 358 Loop Drainage
Improvement: Work on this project
consists of, but not limited to con-
struction of two (2) concrete head-
walls around 4 existing 48" CMPs .
All work performed on this project
will be in conformance with the en-
gineering plans and with the re-
quirements of the FDOT standard
specifications for road and bridge
acQnstruction: 2006 edition.
The plans and bid forms may be
obtained from the office of Bailey,
Bishop & Lane, Inc., 871 SW SR
47, Lake City, Florida, during nor-
mal working hours, for a fee of
$75.00 per project. For questions
regarding this information, please
contact Ruth Findley at (386) 752-
Either a cashier check or a bid
bond In the amount of five percent
(5%) of the total bid amount must
accompany each bid that is sub-
The successful bidder will be re-
qqdired to furnish the County Com-
mission with a performance bond
and liability insurance prior to com-
All contractors must be pre-quali-
fied with FDOT in highway con-
The Dixie County Commission re-
serves the right to reject any or all
bids and add to the contract or
delete from the contract to stay
within their funding capabilities.
Arthur Bellot, Dixie County Coordi-
Board of County Coinmissioners
Dixie County, Florida
"The wise man
in the storm
prays to God,
Snot for safety
Ralph Waldo Emerson
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
INA ND FOR DIXIE COUNTY,
CASE NO. 09-046-DR
KAREN MOONEY, PETITIONER
DANNY MOONEY, RESPON-
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO DANNY MOONEY, ADDRESS
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion has been filed against you
and that you are required to
serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, 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 immedi-
ately thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief demand-
ed in the petition.
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-
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.) Fu-
ture 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
By:Kirm V. Wade, Deputy Clerk.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR DIXIE COUNTY, FLORI-
CASE NO 09-77-DR
WILLIAM POWELL, JR., PETI-
DEANNA ROBERTS, RESPON-
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSO-
LUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: DEANNA ROBERTS, 60 SE
725TH STREET, OLD TOWN,
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 WILLIAM POWELL
JR whose address is 60 SE 725th
SAt, Old Town, FL 32680 on or be-
fore May 5, 2009, and file the origi-
nal with the clerk of this COurt at
P. O0. Box 1206, 214 NE 351 Hwy,
Suite M., Cross City, FL 32628 be-
fore service on Petitioner or imme-
dately thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief demand-
ed in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are
available at teh Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office. You may review
these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of
your current address.(You may file
Notice of Current Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family
Law Form 12.915.) Future papers
in this lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's of-
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclo-
sure of documents and informa-
tion. Failure to comply can result
in sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated April 2, 2009 by
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of the Cir-
By: Kim V. Wade, Deputy Clerk
Regular Meeting- Dixie County Courthouse
Commission Meeting Room
April 16, 2009- 6:00 PM
The Board of County Commissioners of Dixie County, Florida, will meet on
Thursday, April 16, 2009, at 6:00 PM in a regular meeting in the County
Commissioners Meeting Room, in the Dixie County Courthouse, Cross
1. Call to Order
2. Invocation and Pledge to the American Flag
3. Approval of Commission Minutes from the Regular Meeting of
April 2, 2009. Workshop minutes of April 2, 2009 HSB, Workshop minutes
of April 2, 2009 Campbell Group, and Emergency Meeting of April 7, 2009.
PUBLIC HEARING: THE PUBLIC HEARING MAY BE CONTINUED TO
ONE OR MORE FUTURE DATES. ANY INTERESTED PARTY IS AD-
VISED THAT THE DATE, TIME, AND PLACE OF ANY CONTINUATION
OF THE PUBLIC HEARING SHALL BE ANNOUNCED DURING THE PUB-
LIC HEARING AND THAT NO FURTHER NOTICE CONCERNING THE
MATTERS WILL BE PUBLISHED.
*Tabled from April 2, 2009*
AN ORDINANCE IMPLEMENTING A SPEED LIMIT OF 15 MPH ON
COUNTY ROADS SE 153 AVE, SE 548 ST, AND SE 159 AVE. REPEAL-
ING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
4. Tim Hastings, Central Florida Electric Coop (CFEC):
RE: A Resolution proposing the proposed climate revenue cap
and trade carbon tax program.
5. Joe Sparacino, Sons of Confederate Veterans:
RE: Updates and Proclamation for Confederate History Month
6. Rita Harris, Harris Administrative Services Inc.
7. Bailey, Bishop, & Lane
8. Joe Ruth, Solid Waste Coordinator/ Mosquito Control Director
9. Jerry Prater, Veterans Service Officer
10. Big Bend Water Association
11. Jack Spivey, Building and Zoning
Howard Reed, County Road Superintendent
Tim Alexander, Emergency Services Director
14. Cindy Bellot, Librarian
15. Arthur Bellot, County Manager
16. Leenette McMillan, County Attorney
17. Dana Johnson, Clerk of Court
18. County Commission Items
19. Vouchers Approval
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person decided to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting
or hearings, he/ she will need a record of the proceedings, and for such
purpose, he/ she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
"Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to partici-
pate in this proceeding should contact (352) 486-4931 (Voice & TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8771."
The Board meets the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 AM and the
third Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM. Individuals that would like to be
placed on the agenda should call Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of Court, by 4:0C
PM on Friday Preceding the Board meeting, at (352) 498-1200.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
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
Description of Property:
SEE EXHIBIT "A"
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED
BERNADETTE BARREAU, 1011
NW 185TH DRIVE, MIAMI, FL
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
Description of Property:
Parcel No. 08-08-14-6856-0001-
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.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF DIXIE
SCHOOL BOARD WORKSHOP,
FRIDAY APRIL 10, 2009--8:00 AM
LOCATION OF MEETING MC-
CRABB LANDING AT 720 NE 339
AVE., OLD TOWN, FLORIDA
REGULAR BOARD MEETING,
TUESDAY APRIL 14, 2009--6:00
LOCATION OF MEETING:
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING FA-
CILITY AT HIGHWAY 349 SOUTH,
OLD TOWN, FLORIDA
Call to Order, Invocation and Flag
I. APPROVAL OF AGEN-
AND/OR SPECIAL RECOGNI-
A. 2008-2009 Teachers of
B. Insurance Brad Hoard
C. Quit Doc Research and
Education Foundation Dr. Dawn
Members of the public wishing to
address the Board must complete
a name card for the Board Secre-
III. INFORMATION AND
SCHOOLS AND/OR DIVISIONS
A. Instructional Services (K.
Baumer, Bray, Durham)
B. Support Service Division
C. Ruth Rains Middle
School (B. Baumer)
D. Old Town Elementary
E. Dixie County High
F. Anderson Elementary
G. Food Service (Fowler)
H. Finance Department
I. Superintendent, Board,
and Board Attorney
IV. REGULAR AGENDA
ITEMS OF BUSINESS INCLUD-
ING REGULAR AGENDA ADDI-
TIONS, AND ITEMS REMOVED
FROM CONSENT AGENDA AND
PLACED ON REGULAR AGENDA
(will be placed here)
A. DELTA Stipends
V. APPROVAL OF CON-
B. Personnel (additions)
C. Summer Nutrition Pro-
D. District Property
E. Bargaining Agreement
F. North Florida Buying
I. Warrant Register
It is hereby advised that persons
desiring to appeal any action of the
School Board of Dixie County may
be required by Florida Statutes to
provide verbatim transcript of said
action. Persons with disabilities
who require assistance to partici-
pate in the meeting are requested
to notify the Office of the Superin-
tendent at 352-498-6131 at least
48 hours in advance so their
needs can be accommodated.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM N.
AVERA, JR., DECEASED
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
William N. Avera, Jr., deceased,
whose date of death was January
17, 2009, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Dixie County, FLorida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is PO Box 1206, Cross City,
FLorida 32628. The names and
addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
The date of first publication of this
notice is April 16, 2009.
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:John C. Bovay, Bovay & Cook,
PA, 901 NW 57th Street,
Gainesville, FL 32605
Mark A. Avera, 209 NW 117th
Way, Gainesville, FL 32607.
Lance F. Avera, PO box 2579,
Gainesville, FL 32602
Update on DEP
State Park Closures
TALLAHASSEE Thirteen of
the Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection's state
parks are experiencing closures
today after severe weather re-
cently caused flooding. These are
temporary closures and services
will resume once conditions al-
low. Florida Caverns State Park
in Marianna has re-opened today.
Continued state park closures in-
Adams Tract River Camp
C/o Troy Springs State Park
674 N.E. Troy Springs Road
Branford, Florida 32008
*Closed until further notice.
Holton Creek River Camp
C/o Suwannee River State Park
3631 201st Path
Live Oak, Florida 32060
*Closed until further notice.
Dowling Park River Camp
C/o Suwannee River State Park
3631 201st Path
Live Oak, Florida 32060
*Closed until further notice.
Fanning Springs State Park
18020 N.W Highway 19
Fanning Springs, Florida 32693
*Closed to swimming until fur-
ther notice. The cabins and park
remain open for day use visitors.
The Early Learning Coalition of the
Nature Coast Administrative Com-
mittee, representing Citrus, Dixie,
Gilchrist, Levy and Sumter Coun-
ties, was scheduled to meet on
WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2009 at
9:00a.m., at the Early Learning
Coalition of the Nature Coast main
office, 1564 N. Meadowcrest Blvd,
Crystal River, FL. 34429. Due to
renovation and services transition,
it is necessary to cancel the April,
2009 meeting. The next meeting
is scheduled for May 27, 2009. If
you have any questions, please
contact the Coalition office at 352-
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.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
The Board of Commissioners of the
Northwest Florida Regional Housing
Authority wil Ihold its Annual Meet-
ing, April 23, 2009 in the Cambridge
Room, Ramada Inn North, 2900
North Monroe Street, Tallahassee,
Florida. Meeting will begin at 1:00
p.. E.D.S.T. The meeting will be
open to the public.
know that the sea
is dangerous and
the storm terrible,
but they have
never found these
Vincent van Gogh
Ichetucknee Springs State Park
12087 S.W. U.S. 27
Ft. White, Florida 32038
*River is closed to tubing until
further notice. The park remains
open for other day use activities.
Lafayette Blue Springs State
799 N.W. Blue Spring Road
Mayo, Florida 32066
* Closed until further notice.
Madison Blue Springs State Park
8300 N.E. State Road 6
Lee, Florida 32059
*Closed until further notice.
Manatee Springs State Park
11650 NW 115th Street
Chiefland, Florida 32626
* Closed until further notice.
Peacock Springs State Park
12087 SW US Highway 27
Ft. White, Florida 32038
*Closed until further notice.
Stephen Foster Folk Culture
Center State Park
White Springs, Florida 32096
* Hiking trails and some por-
tions of the park are closed to
visitors until further notice.
Suwannee River State Park
Live Oak, Florida 32060
*Campground is now open, but
some portions of the park re-
SEND YOUR STUFF FROM THE
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y adsruhT April 1 6 2000
Obituaries and Faith
Chester Wayne Ash
MR. CHESTER WAYNE ASH of Steinhatchee passed away
unexpectedly Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at his home. He was
59. Mr. Ash moved to Steinhatchee in October of 2000
from Orange Park. He was the pastor of the Friendship
Chapel Church of God in Steinhatchee. He served in the
United States Army during the Vietnam conflict. He was
a Chicago Bears fan and enjoyed fishing, hunting and
Mr. Ash is survived by his wife of 39 years, Karen J. Ash
of Steinhatchee; son, Audie (Pamela) Ash of Hilliard, FL;
daughters, Dawn (Richard) Heath of Orlando, FL, DeAn-
na (Carlos) Velanquez of Monticello, IN, Dorian (Mark)
Umfleet of Forsyth, Montana, and Alisha (Robert) Golden
of Merrillville, IN;,brothers, David Ash of Seattle, WA, El-
don Ash of Sebastian, FL and Forest Ash of Portage, IN;
sisters, Cindy Johnson of Plant City, FL, Cheryl Cassoday
of Chesterton, IN, Teresa Rameriz and Valerie Bailey
both of Indiana; and 17 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 13, 2009 at 11:00
AM at the Friendship Chapel Church of God in Stein-
hatchee with Rev. Jack McKinley officiating. Burial fol-
lowed at Waters Memorial Cemetery A visitation was
held Sunday, April 12,2009 between the hours of 5 and 7
PM at the Friendship Chapel Church of God.
Love offerings may be made in the form of donations to
the Chester Ash Memorial Fund at the Citizens State
Bank, account number 7200004058. Arrangements were
place under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home,
Cross City, Florida, 352-498-5400.
T Willie Maxie Bolton
MRS. WILLIE MAXIE BOLTON of Cross City passed
away Sunday, April 12, 2009 at the Ayers Health & Rehabil-
itation Center. She was 93.
Mrs. Bolton was born in the old Lafayette County, which
is now Dixie County and has lived her entire lifetime
here. She was a homemaker and a mother and a member
of the First Baptist Church of Cross City.
She is survived by son, George Bolton of Orlando, Flori-
da; daughters, Linnie Drawdy of Branford, Florida, Maxie
Puerner of Horseshoe Beach, Florida and Joyce Weldon
of MacClenny, Florida; 5 grandchildren, 8 great grand-
children and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 2:00
PM at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with Rev.
Mike Brown officiating. Burial followed in Cross City
Cemetery A visitation was held Monday evening, April
13, 2009 between the hours of 5 and 7 PM at the funeral
home. Arrangements were placed under the care of the
Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352-498-
r 'Rachael Anne Blydenburgh
Rachael Anne Blydenburgh, 28, passed on to a better
world on April 8th, 2009, where she will no
longer feel pain or sorrow.
Rachael was born in St. Petersburg, FL
on May 18, 1980. She moved to New Port
Richey at the age of 24, with her mother.
She passed away at Hospice in New Port
Richey She is survived by her mother
Janet C. Blydenburgh, father Robert Bly-
denburgh, sisters Jaime and Brittany
Blydenburgh, along with her only niece,
Dani-Marie Blydenburgh,pater nal grand-.
parents Harold and Janet Blydenburgh of
Old Town, Maternal grandmother Dorothy Sz-.
iber of Georgia, and an unimaginable amount of aunts,
uncles, cousins, second housing, and friends. We will al-
ways love and miss you Rachael.
There will be a service on a later date for her family in
Old Town, as well as a celebration of life benefit, which
Swill be held April 25th in New Port Richey for her family
r friends there.
The Thirty-Second annual 100 Women in White's Grand
March and Rally will convene, at Triumph the Church and
Kingdom of God in Christ at 166 NE 106th Street, Cross
City on Sunday afternoon, April 26th, 2009 at 3:00 PM sharp.
Everyone is invited.
Elder Nadine Broughtin, Shepherd
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Hebrews 5:9, 11:6
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
2 Corinthians 5:10
rWilliam Gene McFarlan r Thomas R. Collins
MR. WILLIAM "Billy" GENE McFARLAN of Old Town
passed away Wednesday, April 8,2009 at the Tri-County
Nursing Home. He was 73.
Mr. McFarlan was born July 12, 1935 in Valley Springs,
Arkansas to Eva Mae (Hembrey) and Andrew Vincent Mc-
Farlan. He moved to this area in 1964. He enjoyed play-
ing his guitar and singing gospel songs. He was self-em-
ployed most of his life, hanging and finishing drywall, ex-
cept for a 10 year period when he worked for Hudson Pulp
and Paper. He also worked on a shrimp boat for a few
years. He was a member of the Old Town Church of God.
He is survived by daughters, Marinda (Gary) King and
Josey (Roger) Storey, both of Cross City; sons, Brandon
Gene McFarlan of Chiefland and Marvin Gene (Ginger)
McFarlan of Lake City; brothers, Delbert McFarlan of
Harrison, AR and Charles McFarlan of Omaha, AR; sis-
ters, Dorothy. Coley of Gassville, AR, Lorene Watts of
Marshall, AR, Juanita Yancey of Harrison, AR and Nor-
ma Jean Preston of Cookville, TN; 11 grandchildren and
13 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Andy and Eva Mc-
Farlan and brothers, Albert, Walter, Willard, and Melvin
Graveside funeral services were held Friday, April 10, 2009
at 3:30 PM at the Cross City Cemetery with Rev. Billy
Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352-498-5400.
NEW PROSPECT BAPTIST NEWS
It was a BLESSING to be in church Sunday, celebrating
the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Dur-
ing the song service, we were treated to two special songs,
beautifully done by Tracey, Kelly, April and Aimee...thank
you, ladies, for a job well done. Bro. Billy then took the
podium and delivered God's powerful message of the hour
from 1st Corinthians 15:12-18 with much conviction, leaving
all with much food for thought. After the service, everyone
enjoyed a fine meal in the church annex, after which the
children had a good time hunting Easter eggs.
It should be noted that the Christian-themed Sportsman's
Expo and Men's Banquet mentioned in last week's column
and scheduled for this coming Saturday, April 18th at Ruth
Rains Middle School, is a MEN ONLY event, in an effort to
encourage male family role models who will step up and
meet the daunting challenges of today's world. SO MEN,
BE THERE for a good time of fellowship, food, sports
games, and entertainment. Then, on Sunday April 19th, we
will have our Easter Program at NPBC, which promises to
be an impressive presentation.
It was good to see some of our members who have been sick
back in church Sunday..God answers prayers!. Along that
line of thought, please remember to pray for all those on
the prayer lists, our military personnel, and our political
leaders. Please remember also that visitors are always wel-
come at New Prospect...we'd love to have you with us. Have
a good week, and may God bless and keep you safe.
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1 Peter 3:21
2 Thessalonians 1:7-9
Coiuntiyside Chapel Pentecostal
10093 NE 349 Hwy
Rev. Calvin Conner, Pastor
Old Town, FL 352-542-8831
Sunday Morning Worship 11 Am
MR. THOMAS R. COLLINS of Cross City passed away
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at the Cross City Rehab. He was
86. Mr. Collins moved to Cross City in 1990 from Long
Island, New York. He was a Doorman for many years at: ,
a New York City apartment building, retiring in 1989. -'
He enjoyed listening to country music, watching base-
ball and football, following the Yankees and the Gators. 7'
He was Catholic.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Iris Collins of
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 11, 2009 at ,
2:00 PM at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow at Old McCrabb Cemetery A visita-
tion will be held one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements have been placed under the care of the :,
Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352-
We would like to share that
the "FEAST AND FELLOW-
SHIP" this past Saturday
went great. God blessed With
a crowd of about 200 people
who enjoyed a leisurely af-
ternoon of good fellowship
and good food. All the activi-
ties were really enjoyed by
all. As usual the people of
Calvary really out-did them-
selves in food preparation.
In addition to about 200
pounds of meat prepared by
Mr. Ed Ealum on the grill we
had tons of side dishes and
deserts. In truth I suppose
we were attempting to recap-
ture something that has
seemingly been lost over
time. Do you remember
when you were a kid? Over
in the evenings on occasion
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.
families and neighbors ,
would just get together and.,'
visit. The grownups usually'
sat on the porch visiting afi
telling stories while all us,,
kids were out in the yard
playing. Those were great
times weren't they? Today'"
hectic pace and busy ,
lifestyles seem to have eased!
this part of life out the door.
When is the last time you -
took the time for an evening
of unhurried time with
friend or family? Feast & *'
Fellowship was probably aif,
effort to recapture these.mo-
ments in time and to some,
degree it was a great suc-
We appreciate all the good.'
folks who came out and
shared this time with us.
God bless and come see us at
Calvary Temple Assembly of God.
Suwannee Lumber Road Cross City
*Join Us ForA Vtelt Stay ForAufetune.
Wednesday Eveni SAvice 7P
Kid Church-Ages 3-5&8-12
Pastor Jim Hurst
Evening 6PM, Wed. 7 pm Bible Study (352) 498-3711 (32) 498-3023u
First Baptist Church of Old Town Old Town United Methodist Church
"Welcome To Gd's House- Wont You Come On In" US 19- Old Town
Sunday School 10A -Morning Worship 11A Food Pantry Open 8am -11am, Mon Thurs.
Evening Worship 6P Come Let Us Worship & Adore Him"
Wednesday Bible Study 7P Sunday Worship 9:30A
Knock & the door wl open. eek& you wallS fn ask & you wl be Church School 11A
given- life eternally. Wednesday Choir Practice 7P -
Pastor- Royce Hanshew Pastor Rev. Carl Ralnear
(352) 542-7050 (352) 542-7954
First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee Old Town Church of God Cross City Church of Christ :
Riverside Drive Steinhatchee Welcomes You To Come & Worship With Us 5237 52 NE 147th St. (McArthur Slt)
"Lighthouse On The Gulf Sunday School 10:00A Sunday Bible Study 10:00 A *
Sunday School 10A- Morning Worship -11A Sunday Morning Worship 11:00A Morning Worship 11:00 A
Evening Worship 6P Sunday Evening Worship 6:OOP Wednesday Evening Bible Study- 7:00 P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P Awana 6:30 Wednesday Evening Worship 7:OOP
Pastor Leon Holden Pastor Troy Hare
(352) 498-2108 (352) 542-8222
F Refuge Church of God h Scrub Creek Baptist Church Cross City Church of God 4
P. O. Box 1511, Cross City, FL 32628 Located 6 Miles East on CR 351 Kenneth Street- Cross City W
Pastor Ruby L. Graham A Friendly Church With A Welcome Spirit' Proclaiming The Full Gospel ForAit People I-
352-498-2892 W i S c Children's Church 10:30A- Morning Worship 10:30A4
352-498-2892 Bible Study 9:45A-Worship Service-11A Evening Worship 6:30P ;1
Bible Study Tues 7:30 Church Training 6P -Evening Worship 7P Wednesday Family Training HourAdult & Teen Mhrftlr
Pralse/Worship Thursday 7:30 Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P Boy's Brigade & Gi's Club 7:00P -
Sunday School 10:00 Pastor Archie Knowles Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey, Pastor '
Noon Day Service starts at Noon (352) 498-5535 (352) 498-3280
(352) 498-5535 (352) 498-3280
First United Methodist Church Seventh-Day Adventist Church Cross City Pentecostal Holiness ChulliI
22 NE 138th St Cross CtiY Cross City 100Parker Streeti- Cross City a04
22 NE 138th St Cross City Cross CYIn the Heart of Dixie Co., with De Co. at Heasrt 4
OpenHearts, Open Minds, Open DoChurch "Welcomes You Where Jesus is Lord" Sunday School 10A* Morning Worship 11A.
The People of The United Methodist Church Sabbath School 9:30A* Morning Worship 11A Children's Church -Ages 3-7 a
Sunday School 9:45A -MomlingWorshlp 11A Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30P Sunday Evening 7:00 pm W 4
Wednesday -Adult Choir 7:30P Wed. Family Night 7:30P Youthquake & Kid's Olub
Pastor Rev. Glenda Brayman Pastor Bill Schnorbus Pastor Paul & Louise Tyson
(352) 498-3420 H (352) 498-3258 C (352) 498-5674 (352) 498-0736
..... .. Harvest Winds Ministries Faith Baptist Church
1 mile South of Cross City Hwy 19 CRS5A(BetweenCrossCity&OldTown,
SSunday School 10:15 -The Church With AnOpen Door" '
Church 11:00 Sunday School 9:45A. Morning Worship 11A
Weds. Murcni Praye Evening Worship 7P
Weds. Morning Prayer Mid-Week Bible Study- Wednesday- 7P
Pastor Charles & Jackie Bechtold Rev. Jack P* 0Pastor
IQ Rev. Jackle Pettrey, Pastor
352-498-4004 or 498-7896 (352) 542-7103
Lydia Baptist Church '-Show proper respect to First Assembly of God '
2 Miles West of Cross City on US 19 Hwy 351 & Camp Two Rd.* Cross City
*AChurchYouCanCallHome" everyone: Love the brother- SundaySchoolA. MoningWorshipI1A
Sunday-Morning Prayer 9:15ASunday School 9:45A e e SundaSch 1 MongWoip1A
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 h r the kR & a'P y
Pastor- Wayne Allen 1 Peter 2:17 Rev.Marvin & Jance Parsly
(352) 498-5617 (352)49-3366
Mc~rabbBaplst Church Holy Cross Catholic Mission [Ro 13 8] Let no debt remain
7391 NE 349 Hwy-Comer of 349N/351A Hwy 19 South of Cross City Outstandin excet the
Bruce Sullivan, Pastor, Mass-Sundays-11:30 am outstanding, except the
Old Town 542-2207 confessionsSundays e 0:45-11:15am continuing debt to love one
CCD Every Wednesday 6:00 7:15 pm
Sunday School 9:45 AM; Church 11:00 am At St John the Evangelist in Chlefland another, for he who loves his *]
Sunday night 8:00 P Dlscipleship Training 7:00 pm Sv. Grades Pre-K thru High School
Wednesday ht 5:30-800-AWANAs fellowman has fulfilled the law 4
Wednesday Night 7:00 PM Bible Study a Rosary Every Tuesday 3:00pm
Van Ministry Bo. Foy Ceall 366-2294 (352)493-9723
WE INVITE ALL TO COME
Every man and woman; bring your whole families. Come to share our
Testimonies and Praises together. Come help us give thanks to God for tlhl
32nd year rendering a "Men in Action" program motivating men to act. We
ask you again to come and let's enjoy God together. Saturday evening April
25, 2009 at 7:30 pm at Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God In Chrit
166 NE 106 Street, Cross City, Florida. You are always welcome. *
Elder Ndine Broughtin, Shepherd
appreciation for your
visits, cards and flow-
ers while I was in the
hospital and rehab.
God heard your
answered. I am home
and doing well.
We love you and ask that
you pass this on.
God Will Bless You
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