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irsday, April 23, 2zu9
Vol. 87. No. 17 14 pages- 1 Section


Brie:ls Commission tackles Cap and Trade,


Town of Cross City
1 Hires New City
Manager
At last Monday's meeting
v tle Cross.City Council
li-ed sitting City Council-
man Scott Gantt to be the
new City Manager. "It was
a'yery tough decision." cur-
rent Manager Mike Cassidy
said, "we had fifteen appli-
cants, some with Masters'
Degrees." Gantt was re-.
cently employed by Hal
Chewning, Jr. in the Coun-
ty Property Appraiser's of-
f ice as a mapper and served
tlhe county for years with
his electronic repair shop.
S Mr. Gantt will take office as.
soon as Cassidy moves full-
time over to his new post as
County Manager, where he
will replace retiring Man-
aget' Arthur Bellot. Mr.
Gantt's replacement on the
Council will be chosen by
the Council at their next
meeting Monday the 27th at
7 pm. -


Relay for Life
This Friday at Old Town
Elementary School.
Survivor's Lap starts at
6:00. Food and fun for
everyone!


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mid 80s and lows in the upper 50s.


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At the Dixie County Com-
mission's meeting Thursday
evening, Tim Hastings of
Central Florida Electric Co-
operative appeared to ask
that the Commission issue a
Resolution against the Oba-
ma administration's pro-
posed climate cap and trade
.carbon tax program. Mr.
Hastings said that "It's go-
ing to be serious, it's going
to come down and tax us
all." He told the Commis-


sion that "the
average house-
hold uses 1400
kilowatts per
month, and that
will increase
their bill by
$338 a year.
We're taking it
real serious."
CFEC is provid-
ing cards that
can be mailed to
legislators to
protest the new
tax. "We've had
3,000-5,000 peo-
ple sign those
cards just in the
last 30 days. I'm
asking for your
help in this,"
Hastings stated.
He said people
can also contact
their elected of-
ficials at
www.ourflori-
daenergy com.

Cap and trade -
has been dis-
missed by many
economic ex-
perts as being
too expensive
ahd not really
affecting cli-
mate change.' If


passed, the United States
would lose an estimated mil-
lion jobs a year to countries
without stringent environ-
mental regulations. Many
companies would close alto-
gether, rather than move op-
erations entirely overseas,
following through on Oba-
ma's campaign statement
that he would "bankrupt the
coal industry" Large com-
panies like Enron were ex-
cited about cap and trade,
anticipating gigantic profits
from trading the credits.
The Obama administration
planned on using the wind-
fall revenues from the car-
bon tax program to fund


universal health care. The
Commission approved the
Resolution against the mea-
sure.

Rita H1arris appeared and in-
formed the commission that,
a proposed house appropria-
tions bill would take all
'$123.01 million away from
'the housing trust funds.
Those funds include pro-
grams,that benefit low and
mid-income people in Dixie
County, like
nd Trade SHIP. She
asked
nUin everyone to
ue to the government contract
6 billion their legis-
lators to
turned to consumers stop them
ork pay" tax cut from raid-
billion ing those
trust funds.
it average electric bill
Jack Spivey,
5001a yar from Build-
ing and
of manufacturing and Zoning ap-
overseas to countries peared to
uap and trade: announce
on peryear that his of-
fice had
ease In cost of one seen a huge
$.24t0o2.5 jitulp in im-
pact fees
special Interest groups during the
ite change lobbyists in month.
2oos $90 million This change
seems most
e's emissions have seems most
passing Cap and Trade: likely due
.5% to the de-
crease in
ase In verge fees passed
selecInc bill by the Com-
n tribillmission ear-
lier in the
s Increase during the year.
UT Cap and
Commis
&,u sioner Troy
Johnson
asked Mr. Spivey about code
enforcement on a certain
neighborhood, "It's out
there where all those beat-
down, dilapidated trailers
are." Mr. Spivey replied,
"Which end of the county do
you want me to start on?"
This comment got a chuckle
throughout the audience.

When discussion turned to
obtaining water for the ar-
senic-positive areas of Old
Town, some Commissioners
expressed their skepticism
about the Nature Coast Wa-
ter Authority Commission-
er Gene Higginbotham re-
ferred to his concern that


Old Town would be the last
to receive water,, saying that
"I read all that (the contract)
and it talks about Bell, but it
didn't say a dad-blamed
thing about coming to Old
Town." Current City Man-
ager Mike Cassidy said that
he "asked if the line at Fan-
ning would be coming to Old
Town." Commissioner Ron-
nie Edmonds finished the
thought with "but it didn't
say when."

Chairman Hunt argued for
keeping the County's op-
tions open and applying for
the grant funds, stating that
"We can apply for the mon-
ey, get the money, and we're
not obligated until we spend
it." Cassidy agreed, saying
that "The key is to get water
to those areas with arsenic
and to get it while there's
grant money."

Commissioner Edmonds ex-
pressed his continued dis-
satisfaction with the NCR.
WA, saying that "originally
this was free money--pie in
the sky--but it keeps chang-
ing, that's what I don't like
about it."

County Manager Arthur
Bellot boiled it down to the
basics, "The only choice
right now is are you going to
go for it or aren't you?"
Commissioner Troy John-
son replied, "I make a mo-
tion that we go for it.-" Com-
missioner Higginbotham
seconded it and the Com-
mission decided to apply for
the grant.

The Commission also decid-
ed to schedule a workshop
on May 7th at 2:00 to consid-
er establishing county-wide
fees for boat ramp parking.
Local fishermen complain
that the high traffic during
certain seasons is keeping
them from being able to
work in a reasonable fash-
ion and that more boat
ramps, or designated com-
mercial boat ramps are
needed, especially in Horse-
shoe Beach. Boat ramp fees
would benefit local resi-
dents, while placing the bur-
deri on recreational visitors
who use our resources, but
often do not even buy a bag
of potato chips from local
stores while in Dixie.


River Falling


Manatee Rescue

"Divine Intervention" saved baby from certain death


Suwannee Riverkeeper Stan
Meeks rescues lots of mana-
tees. Most of the time, no-
body knows about it and it
doesn't make the news.
This rescue of four adults
and a baby from Bell
Springs last Tuesday is spe-
cial, because according to
Meeks, those manatees were
saved through "divine inter-
vention": the right people.
being in the right place, at
the right time:'

Those people were
Doyle Frierson of
Gulf Coast Utility
Service in Cross
City and his son
Matt, and one of
the Gulf Coast
crew, Michael
Perez. When Meeks
explained to them
that the five mana-
tees had been
trapped in the
spring by fallen
trees and rapid cur-
rents, and that they
had only hours be-
fore the baby would suc-
cumb to exhaustion and
fear, "those guys just volun-
teered. They just stepped'
into the water. For those
four hours, it was like work-
ing on a job site, it was like
it was orchestrated." The
water was raising, and in an-
other day a rescue would


not be possible. "That's
what made me take a foolish
chance for a sixty year old
man, to get into that dark
water," Stan said. Once in
the water, he identified the
group of manatees as the
group belonging to the
Suwannee River herd, that
the Advocate covered last


year when new babies were
born in Fanning Springs.

The Friersons got a Kubota
4x4 tractor, a skiff and a
chainsaw and set to work.
As they were dragging the
first:of the fallen trees out
of the water, two iron work-
ers, brothers Jeremy and
Justin Purcell were on their
way home to Gilchrist
County from the power
plant in Levy, stopped and
offered to help.


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by the
Estimated reveni
$641

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would go up:


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energy jobs lost c
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gallon of gas

Amount spent by s
on the2,340 clma
Washington, DC in

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Rotary Student Guests


INDEX

2..........Viewpoints
3...Law Enforcement
" 4...Announcements
5................ Hoops
6....................Local
7....................,. Local
8...............S....School
S9...............Stuff to Do
:,10....................Local
11............Classifieds
12..............Local
13................Legals
14......Obits& faith
15.......Entertainment
S 16..........In Closing


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Suwannee River levels
are finally starting to
fall. This aerial photo
of Ivey Park at the
Branford Bridge was
shot by Suwannee Resi-
dent, Ben West, who
was kind enough to
share it with the Advo-


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cate. The river at Bran-
ford crested on April
16th. Roads throughout
the Dixie area are still
closed due to flooding,
including Old Pine
Landing Road, SE 989
St. and Gornto Springs
road east of 874 St.


The Dixie County Rotary
Club Students Guests for
the month of April were
Jonathan Cooper. son of
Keith and Debbie Cooper,
Logan Hicks. son of Leon
and Linda Hicks'and Jenifer
Jenkins, daughter of Tamy
Jenkins. The Rotary Club
invites senior students from
the Dixie County High
School to attend weekly
meetings and learn about
this community service or-
ganization.


At the April 15th meeting
the students gave a speech
which will qualify them to
earn a Rotary scholarship.
Jenffer gave her speech
about Girl Scouts, Logan
spoke on Energy Alterna-
tives to Fossil Fuels: Pros
and Cons and Jonathan told
about Psychology: My Ma-
jor.

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


Boat Ramp Fees, and Water (again)


Meeks said. "That evening.
six men discovered five
trapped manatees and res-
cued them from the flooding
Suwannee River. They used
their own equipment on
their own time and risking
their lives by their own
choosing. Each of these in-
dividuals saw their duty,
took the respon-
sibility on their
own accord and
preformed in a
manner that
some would call
heroic. In the
Tri-Counties of.
the Lower
Suwannee River,
'.-: rugged individu-
alism is still a
way of life for
some of us. There is noth-
ing heroic about doing your'
duty And for the majority of
those who walked away or
drove by without care or
concern, you have my sym-
pathy for holding your man-
hood so cheaply"

Amen, Mr. Meeks, amen.--ed


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Was MacArthur right?

Douglas MacArthur was a national hero in World War II, He
commanded Allied ground forces in the Pacific theatre, he ac-
cepted the Japanese surrender, ending the war, and came
home amid much talk about his becoming a candidate for
president.

Then came June 25, 1950. The Communist North Korean
Army crossed the 38th parallel in violation of the boundaries
established at the end of World War II, and the UN responded

No. that's not a misprint. In 1950. the UNwas still pretty
much'on our side. When the matter was taken up, the Soviet
delegation had recently walked out (abit of gamesmanship
they had used previously, but which backfired on this occa-
sion) and did not cast a vote in the Security Council. Mao Tse.
Tung's Communist regime had overthrown Chang Kai-Chek's
Nationalist government, forcing the Nationali to regroup
on Taiwan, but the UN still recognized Chang itionalists
'as the legal government of China. And Franct l not yet
7 started playing footsie with terrorist regimes, so that left no
veto potential for UN action against North Korea.

MacArthur was put in charge of UN forces, and he came up
with the Inchon landing, a brilliant bit of military strategy"
which led to a succession of victories, leaving our forces in
command of the situation.

Temporarily. Communist China decided to come to the aid of
their protege, and the Soviets underwrote the effort with help
ful items like MiG jet fighter planes. That amounted to a seri-
S ous setback, and the war bogged down.

MacArthur was frustrated by the constraints the Truman ad-
ministration put on the war effort and finally violated a Pen-
tagon policy that forbade our pilots from pursuing Chinese-
flown Soviet MiG's beyond the Yalu River. which is the bound-
ary between Koreatand mainland China..

Truman subsequently fired MacArthur, replacing him with
General Matthew B. Ridgway, an able commander who
nonetheless knew better than to defy the Pentagon.
MacArthur's effort to achieve victory was rebuked, and after
three years and-the loss of more than 35.000 troops, a truce re-
stored the original boundary of the 38th parallel to separate
North and South Korea.

A half-century later, MacArthur has perhaps been vindicated.
Kim Jong-il, the urohymenopteran currently functioning as'
North Korea's dictator, has once again opted to exhibit his
gluteal extremity by launching missiles into the Sea of Japan
One of these was apparently a dud, but haq been launched on
a trajectory that would have landed it at or neay'.awaii.

We do not know if that missile was armed with a nuclear war
head. Probably it wasn't; but it could have been, since North.
Korea, in violation of an agreement whereby it obtained a nu-
clear capability, has developed weapons-grade plutonium.

If General Douglas MacArthur had been allowed to confront
the enemy%/4 and that includes Communist Chinas. we would-
n't be looking at the problem we have today with North Korea.
ed.China was no match for the firepower we cold have
brought to bear. and the Soviet Union would probably have
backed down rather than get directly involved, since they nev-
er really have liked the Chinese and they weren't likely inter-
ested in putting it all on the line for North Korea.

Technically, President Truman was right. Even a 5 star gener-
al is required to obey his commander-in-chief. However, the
fact remains that,,had the Korean War effort been pursued be-
yond the restoration of the status-quo, things would likely be
a lot different in that, region today

But, as they say, hindsight is always 20/20.
S-* *

The above column first appeared in the Advocate on July 13,
2006. In view of North Korea's most recent missile launching ca
per, there seems little doubt that General MacArthur was right
indeed.


The Orange & T

SKathj McKinney

y Aunt Jane passed away this week. She
Sived in Gainesville, so Daddy and I loaded
up to go to the funeral at the church she at-
tended on University Avenue. As you probably know, I don't
pay much attention to football, and it turned out that the
day of the funeral was also the day of the Orange and Blue
game. Traffic was insane, as you'd imagine, with teenagers,
parents with toddlers on their, shoulders, and people who re-
ally looked too old to be attending a college event parading
down the street, all dressed up in their Gator finery.

We passed gaggles of 20-something girls, barely dressed in
short little clingy knit sundresses, wiggling what the Lord
gave 'em as they sauntered by and obviously hoping that
everyone was watching., Daddy apparently was, because he
looked over at me and said, "That girl looks like she ain't got,
on no drawers!!" I asked him if he had walked behind his
granddaughter in the church today, because I had, and she
didn't look' one bit different from the two-raccoons-fighting-,
in-a-flour-sack show that was giggling and jiggling down ,
'University Ave. (Apparently the look is catch- ."Ao.dea hat
ing on in college towns.) We passed sweaty
and tired-looking young parents pushing goods. In a
strollers, and groups of fraternity boys in youth and bea
matching orange shirts. We passed bounce
castles and huge tents with. picnic tables:. overthe
n i f l


SWe passed paunchy guys with grey hair, bel-
lies hanging over their belts, doing their best ,
to catch one of the coveted walking spots be- you're
hind the jiggly college girls, without their '
conniving being too obvious to the similarly You nee
grey-haired and paunchy wives walking next
to them. I asked Daddy why people of that age
would be spending their Saturday afternoons
pretending to be college students again, with
20,000 people who don't know their names. He said that it
. gives them something to do; something to feel like they're a
part of something, a group to belong to. I guess he's right,
but it still seems sad to me.
'Maybe it was because I was on my way to a funeral, but I
started thinking about youth and beauty and how fleeting
that short little slice of time is. For those of us who missed
the beauty boat entirely, that brief momentof feeling like
you're young and immortal and that the world rotates
around your firm little butt is even shorter. I've finally
reached'that age where women become pretty much invisi-
ble, and all of my friends are celebrating 40-something
birthdays (not me, I'm still 29), so the topic has skittered
across my mind like a piece of squeaky chalk on a dusty
chalkboard more than qnce lately In a culture that says
only the young or beautiful people matter, where does that,
leave the middle aged and plain?

I ran across a perfect illustration of this the other day surf-
ing the internet. You know American idol, right? Well,
Britain has their own version called Britain's Got Talent,
' and if also features that annoying Simon guy' Well, during
the show, this 40-something dowdy-looking, matronly
woman in a dress that Edith Bunker wouldn't have worn on


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a bet came out. You could see the surprise on the judges'
faces. You could see them wonder, "How dare this ugly old
chubby person show up here to compete with the young arid
beautiful? Surely this is a joke." You could see them snick-
er and roll their eyes rudely when the woman told them she
wanted to be a professional singer. The audience mocked
her when she told them that she lived alone with her cat,
Pebbles, and had never been kissed. It was painful to watch
and I cringed in sympathy for her. And then she opened her
mouth and began to sing.


Miss Susan Boyle from some unpronounceable little village:
in Scotland brought everyone to their feet and. many to
tears. But what put her on Larry King Live and made her,
an instant internet sensation wasn't her voice; lots of people
sang beautifully Miss Boyle had the nerve to be ugly, gray- ,
headed and fat and to have the voice of an avenging angel.,
People were shocked that someone who looked like the crazy
neighborhood cat lady belted out those notes from Les Miset-
ables...and was amazing. She took the only acceptable preju-
dice left in our .politically correct culture and flung it bacl
in their perfect, made-fdr-television faces. She blossomed
Sbeen sold a bill o from a dowdy oldish caterpillar into a
breathtaking diva butterfly .Oddly
society that values enough, her transformation also revealed
uty and the surface the stylish, young, and jeering people of
the audience in all of their ugly, shallow,
iner soul, this Is the hatefulness. No fairy godmother could,
come. If you're not have done it better.
pretty anymore,
Aunt Jane was a beautiful woman when'
not young.anymore, she was young, and that was mentioned
ou just need to die. at her service.. But what people talked .
d to move on over." most about wasn't how pretty she was, or
how she filled out a dress, but the good
that she did while she was alive. People :
Pat Anderson stood up and said what a good mother shl
was, and how she visited sick people, and
how she took care of her family and friends. It's sad that &
people only get such attention after they've passed away. It
seems like for most people, after you pass the point of being
young or beautiful, you become the Invisible Man...until
,your memorial service. (At which point, you get an instant
sainthood that endures at least until. the last of the
"mourning" pound cake, vegetable platters and fried' :
chicken has been gobbled up.)

As I sat at my cousin Mike's house, chowing down on yum-'_
my catered grub with family members that I hadn't seen i4f
years, and lots of people I iad never met, I watched the littt,
kids run around and play. I watched the teenagers huddled-:
up at tables, trying to look cool and to stay away from the ,
"old" people. I talked to my Aunt Marion, who is pushing ,
90, and who is still probably one of the smartest people evek
to hit the, ground. (She also reads the paper every week, cop
er to cover, she told me. Hey Aunt Marion!!) I wondered '"
which of these kids would be sitting at tables, eating broc-
coli salad and boiled shrimp at MY memorial service, and *,
what they would find to say about me. It certainly wouldn'-'
be that I was beautiful, or sweet, or that I was amazingly taT.
ented. 'So I guess I have to start being very, very good. "

Next week, maybe. After all, I'm only 29.


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6o)can be used effect, 64oz ua oz2.5ua96of bleach. You
tively as a chlorine 4=2quarts o2.5rts 3quartay als want
disinfectant. Add 8 ,. .y: .' aJ .to flush the toi-
drops (about 1/8 tea- ." ; lets.if you i
spoon) of unscented house- Turn off and then have outside faucets, you
hold bleach per gallon of wa- drain.your hot water may want to direct the water
,ter, then let stand for 30 min- heater- bleac ot effec- away from sensitive plants. If
utes, repeating the procedure tive in w r ydu cannot detect a bleach
if the water is still cloudy. gree. odor, repeat the disinfecting
An alternative disinfecting .-, c e process.
method involves bringing charcoal fUe... Turn off all of the
water to a rolling boil for one infecting pro 'jlet- faucets and allow the bleach
minute. .ed.


If your well has been flooded
please callthe Dixie County
Health Department for imfor-
inatiin on how to sample.
your water free of charge"
and where to bring the sdm-
ple for bacteriological test-
ing. If the test reveals bacte-
ria, the well and water sys-
tem need to be disinfected.

It is important to disinfect
both well and plumbing wa-
ter with unscented house-
hold bleach to ensure that all
infectious agents are de-
stroyed. If you have water
treatment devices, remove all
meinbranes, cartridges, and
filters and replace them after
the chlorination process is
completed. The amount of
chlorine determines the
length of time you allow the


* To avoid adg con-.
tamnination to the well dur-
ing disinfection, clean the
.work area around the top of
the well. Then remove grease
and mineral deposits from '
accessible& parts of the well,
head and flush the outside
surfaces with 1/2 cup of iunm-
scented household bleach in
5 gallons of,water..
* Turn off the pump.
Remove the cap or the well
plug on the rubber seal.
.There are many types of well
caps and plugs. If youhave.
questions, you should con-
tact a licensed well driller. If
you have a submersible
pump, you may also want to
contact a licensed well
driller for advice on disinfec-
tion procedures.

Consult the bleach


to remain in the system fobi
at least eight hours. 1
* Backwash water
softeners, sand filters, and '
iron removal filters with .
bleach water.
: Again, open all the
faucets and run the water ,
until there is no bledch ^
smell-for up to
15 minutes.


After disinfecting your wel,
the water needs to be tested:
to verify that it is safe to
drink. Although unscented
household bleach is effective
against microorganisms, it
will not remove chemical ,
contamination that may h".e
gotten into your well. Con-P
tact the Dixie County Health
Department at 352-498-1860
for sampling instructions to
gqt your water tested.

For further information,
please visit
wuww.doh.statefl.us or
www.FloridaDisasterorg.

The Florida Emergency In-
formation Line: 1-800-342-
3557
Public Information Emer-
gency Support Function: 8 0-
921-0384


The Heart ofthe Hammock Humane Societ


Th inftnn Store, Inc.
Invites you to Meet & Great the board of directors and volunteers:
They truly are the heart of the hanunock.

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Old Town, Fl 32680
352-542-1617
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Law Enforcement


04/13/09
Kroeschel, William Terry, 60, L. Downing, Battery
04/14/09 .
MIcCall, Rawdy E, 23, Mandola, Fraudulent Use of
Credit Card, Petit Theft
Burnett, Norman Ashley, 31, Sgt. Simmons, Resist
W/Violence
Wilkinson, George Freeman, 31; Deputy Hill,
Fraud
S .04/15/09
JUVENILE, 15, Deputy Chewning, Resisting With-
out Violence
:Chavous, Amanda Louise, 26, Chewning, Passing
,Worthless Checks.
Freeman, Jermaine Jerwon, 25, R. Downing,
DWLSR,:Resisting Without Violence, Warrant
04/16/09
,Sparkman, James, 29, Dept. Chewning, Warrant
Arrest
Vazquez-Mazriegas, Eli, 22, Sutton, VOP- No Valid
Driving Lic.
Carter, Kinisha Shareem, 24, J. King, VOP- Worth-
less Check
04/17/09
Keene, Jane R, 57, R. Downing, Indecent Exposure,
Disorderly Conduct/Intox
S04/18/09 .
Speijers, Daniel Gerrit, 25, Wimberley, Disorderly
Conduct
04'19.'09
Craig, Rafeial Menyion, 36, 54-11 Dep. Daniels, bat-
tery (Dom Viol), Hold For Lafayette County, Hold For
-Marion County

NOTE: It is ,he policy of The Dixe County Advocate to
Remove from our jail bg theiname of any person .or persons
at the request of their irrmediate family.


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North Port Man Arrested For
Killing Imperiled
Gopher Tortoises
A call to the Wildlife Alert Hotline about a gopher tor-
toisetaken from a North Port neighborhood has landed
a convicted felon, who has a lengthy record, back in
jail. ,
On Saturday, April 4, Theodore Cuyler Jr., (DOB
02/13/67) of 6707 Carovel Ave., North Port, loaded
"Speedy," as the tortoise was locally known, into his
van over the loud objections of residents on Calera
Street. Speedy was whisked away, never to be seen
again.
Infuriated residents immediately called the Wildlife'
Alert Hotline (888-404-3922) to report, the incident.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) Officer Bob O'Horo responded.
After receiving a description of the suspect, his vehicle
and tag number, O'Horo and Dan Rush, North Port po-
lice officer, confronted Cuyler at his residence. The offi-
cers were unable to find evidence 6f illegal activity in
Cuyler's yard, where the officer had permission t6
search. However, O'Horo wasn't satisfied, and he wasn't
through.
About an hour after midnight on April 13, O'Horo and
North Port police officers Shawn Rice and Mike Laden
conducted a curbside inspection of a garbage can at
Cuyler's residence.
Wading through the maggot-filled trash, officers found
gopher tortoise parts, consisting of skin, feet,and
claws, which indicated that at least one gopher tortoise
had been dismembered.
On April 19, FWC investigators arrested Cuyler and
conducted a search of his home. No.additional evi-
dence was found during that search. Cuyler was re-
leased on a $1,000 bond..
Gopher tortoises are considered a keystone species, be-
cause their deep burrows are important to the survival
of more than 130 other species that call Southwest
Florida hbme. Gopher tortoises are listed by, the state
as a threatened species. Intentionally killing a threat-
ened species is punishable as a third-degree felony,
with a fine of up to $5,000 and/or five years in prison.


"Concern for Florida's
threatened species by
hunters, fishermen and oth-,
er residents of Calera.
Street, underlines the.wide
spectrum of Floridians
who. take the protection of
the state's imperiled species
seriously," O'Horo said.


Sheriff Supplies Inmate
Workers To the EOC
Saves Money, Prevents Crime


Dixie County, Florida Perhaps one of the best crime
prevention programs at'the Dixie County Sheriff's Of-
fice is the Inmate Work Crew. This program began with
the Sheriffs commitment to the taxpayers that inmates
would be afforded the opportunity to pull their weight.
as citizens of Dixie County Instead of allowing in-
mates to lie around the jail and be supported by tax dol-
lars, the Sheriff devised a plan to let them help clean
'up our community during a five day work week.

Out of this plan evolved multiple benefits to the com-
munity The real crime prevention benefits come from
these. wqrk crews being seen working along roadways,
in vacant lots. cleaning up graffiti, picking up trash
and painting.

This is why, the Dixie County Sheriff's Office recently
provided the Board of County Commissioner, Division
of Emergency Management with an inmate work
squad and supervision to complete painting the exteri-
or and interior of the newly constructed Emergency
Operations Center, with this assignment the inmate
squad that completed the painting at the Emergency
Operations Center saved the county over $10,000.

The Dixie County Jail Work Crew operates Monday
through Friday Inmates sentenced to the Dixie County
Jail arescreened and selected for outside work assigi'-
ments and are assigned and supervised by County, City
and Correctional Staff.

The Sheriffs Office works one male and one female
work squ During 2008, these two squads combined
worked of. 21,000 hours and provided a savings of
$274,890 to the taxpayers of Dixie County


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Announcements


Dyals Vow Renewal


A ceCebration of Merlon & 3ufie's love to take f ace
on the twentyfifth ay of AyriCat 4 'P.M., at their home.
Alfamiy & friends are welcome to attend Reception tofollow.
if more directions are needecplyease caCC542-0037 or 542-2436

Happy 6th Birthday,

Leyton!


We Cove you very much!



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Brown Chihuahua, Weighs approximately 2 Lbs.
Answers to Precious. Stolen from Wal-Mart
parking lot by person driving the vehicle
pictured above. Reward Offered.
Call (352)-498-5498


Happy Birthday Jo


Thank You All


Myvtfriends &'patrons of gails Cafe were once again my
meyput on an extravaganza that 359 children enjoyed


(ife savers. They helped


.We were able to
Y'all brought me
not only ofyour
etc. You acdlheipe
er.


A specialthanks to my husband, Bob, andmy children, Autumn, John, &'
Sarah. v'Myfamily who came from orCando, Clermont, and Panama City 'Beach.
Without a.of y'aW'2 couCdn't have done it. i know q have forgotten someone, and'
if, did, q sincere apo oise. Please know that 1 holdeach dnd every one of you
in a specialplace in my heart.
T'hank You,
Gail Carrier Salas
Old Town Easter Egg Hunt
Thank you for helping to make 359 children's
Easter fun and fantastic.


Gail's Cafe
Joppa Masonic Lodge #4
Joppa Ladies Lodge #4
Showtime of Old Town
Drummond's, Community Bank
.Computers & More
Anderson Columdia
Old Town Hardware
Lighthouse Restaraunt
Wade's Bail Bonds
Big Cypress Bluegrass Band
D.C.C
The girls at Citgo
The Advocate


Dixie County Toxic
Roundup


Last Saturday a Toxic Roundup was held in our coun-
ty During the roundup, toxic materials, which would
otherwise'be destined for disposal in a landfill, are di-
vided into categories as they are brought in, and then
transported for proper disposal or recycling.
Joe Ruth, the Dixie County Solid Waste manager, was
on hand to supervise Dixie County's contribution.
"We've Been doing this for about 14 now, once per
year." he said, "They also have a drop off site at the fire
station in Old Town."


Food.Sponsors


Hitchcock's Foodway
Action Well
Foodland of Cross City
Pam & Wes Higgins
American Legion Auxilliary
Autumn Carlisle
Holy Cross Catholic Church
Forest hills Ladies


Music in
the Park
Cross city
Park
May 2nd
5-7 PM


Featuring
Dottie


The
Slackers


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Local


RRMS "'A"
Honor Roll
3rd Nine Weeks
2008-2009

, 6th Grade
Katlyn Forehand
Tabatha Hagan
William Locke
Brian Marcks
Shelbi McCall
Hannah Robson
Allie Rogers
Jolene.Sanders
Jessica Storey

: 7th Grade
Bradley Cooper
Savannah DeVanie
David Gumbs
S:Taylor Hickes
Eli Long
4 Cassie Lord
4 Elizabeth Nunez
8th Grade
0 Laina Moyer
Hunter Robson '
Benny Ruthledge
, Kyndal VanAernam
Amanda Weaver

AB Honor Roll

6th Grade
Aubrey Allen
".' .Josh Allen
Tyler Barber
Shelby Bullock
Tamara Butler
Chelsie Emonds '
Brooke Fowler
Kilee Glidden
Jeri-Lyn Hunt
Sarah Hurst
Whitney Keen,
John Mash
Sherry McDonald
Mark Meirndorf
LaceyMoore
Dylan Wayne Osteen


Katelin Pippin-Davis
'Julia Pruitt
Chase Robson
Tori Rollison
Wendy Sanchez-Avalos
Haelyn 'Saunders
Tucker Stemple
Justin Thomas
Katelyn VanAernam
Edward Worthington



7th Grade
Victoria Back
Claire Currie
Ronald Hendricks
Kyle Lamar
Cynthia Mash
Mackie McFall
Zachary Music
Chelsea Pewitt
Todd Pinner
Steven Quakh
Dylan Reed
Brandi Schlosser
Tristan Wells
Brooke Windler
8th Grade
Megan Bell
Amber Buzbee6
Chelsea Carter
Shayna Chewning
Paige Cumbest
Caylan Davis
Rachel Freeman
Dakota Hunt
Brittany Joyner
Cole Kruggel
Morgan Land
Shelby Land
Daniel LeBron, Jr.
Ryan Marchant
Adrian Mxwell, II
Felicity.Mejeris
Alexis Mitchell:.
Daniel Patterson
Zachary Purvis
Hannah Quinn
Tanner Robson-
Cheyenne Stemple
Jacon Weingart


Anderson
Elementary Science
Fair

Grades 3-5 hosted a Science
Fair last week at Anderson
Elementary School. The pro-
jects were all very different.
and interesting. Students
were asked to make a hypoth-
esis and complete an experi-
ment demonstrating whether
or not their hypothesis was
correct. Mr. Taylor's 5th
grade science classes were on
hand during the Fair to ex-
plain their projects to visi-
tors. .

All students had a chance to
learn a lot of interesting facts
about batteries, drinks, diapers,
mascara, and many more things
we use everyday. Our judges, Mr.
Drew Stone, Ms. Holly Houghton
and Ms. Nicole Spencer had a
very hard time choosing win-
ners from all the entries. All of
the students that participated
are to be congratulated for their
hard work and effort.

The following students in grades
3-5 were awarded prizes for.their
grade'levels:

3rd Grade
'1st place Raymond Brown,
Coloring Carnation
2nd place Cade Thomas
Which Paper Towel Holds
the Most Water?
3rd place Nathan Doxtater
.Wonder Seek Dissolve
Sound Off


4th Grade
1st Place


Savanna:Beck


Relay for Life April 24 825, 8009

Remember..........Friends Family
Honor..........their fightwith 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 Olark 498-5529 or Wanda
Berry 498-7480 Celebrate. Remember. FIGHT BACK AGAINST OANCERHIIII -
Relay for Life
Help Team Shauna Clark Singing Ministries, we are having two separate
drawings,
The first one is for a Fleece Breast Cancer Blanket 58' X 60" The second drawing is for a
1:Nick Collins Pro Bowl 2009 Green Bay Packers autographed football.

Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $56.
FOR TICKETS SEE: WANDA BERRY, MICHELLE CLARK, PAT BERRY (AT NAPA), OR SHELLY CANNON
(AT THE PROPERTY APPRAISER'S OFFICE), or the ADVOCATE .
Thank you for your help to FIGHT CANCER


Third Grade


Fourth Grade


ham
Lemon Bat-
. tery
2nd place
Katie Riels

Vinegar Vol-
cano
3rd Place-
Harrison Gid-
dings" '
Touchdown /
Tornadoes


Bears Strike Out

At Home

by Angel Lee

On April 16th, The Bears
took the field to take on the
Fort White Indians. Eddie
Brownell took to the mound
as the Bears
went on De-
fense to start
the game.
The Indians
got the scor-
ing started,
as they
knocked in 3
runs in the
top of the
1st inning.
In the bot-
tom of the
inning, with
2 runners
on, Duane
Lord steps
up to the
plate and
sends one'-
deep over
the center-
field fence
for his first
homerun of
the season,
-and tie the
score up at
3.


Grand Prize


5th Grade
1st Place Shelton Hurst
Bright 'Ideas in Light
Bulbs
2nd Place Sonja Linderman
Now There's a Hot Dog!
3rd Place Ivey Sapp
.. How Does Gravity Effect
'Plant Growth?

Grand Prize (overall- grades
3--5) .
Third Grade Kailee
'Hurst
Take A Bite Out Of Tooth
Decay

Students in grades K-2 will
be submitting science fair-
projects next week.

Please plan to visit Ander-
soni Eleinentary on Wednes-
day, April 22 between 10:00
and 3:30 to see what our
younger students have ac-
complishedL







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In the 3rd in-
ning, the I
Bears de-
fense shut
down the
scoring for
the Indians,
and in the,
bottom of the inning, Senior
Dillon Raker decided to add
to the fun as he sent one
over the right field fence,
and giving the Bears the
lead 4-3.
The Indians scored big in
the 5th and 6th innings, and,
the Bears were unable to
score any more runs, and
the Indians came back to
take the victory, 12-4. Kyle
Skelly was 2-4 with 2 dou-
bles. Dillon Raker was 2-3
with 1 RBI andI HR and Du:
ane Lord was 2-3 with 3 RBI
and 1 HR. Pitcher Eddie
Brownell pitched 4 innings,
giving up'5 hits, and 8 Runs.
Kirby Roberts came on in
relief and pitched 1.2 in-
nings giving up 2 runs and 2
hits, and struck out 2. Dillon


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Raker came on in relief for
Kirby, and pitched 1 inning
giving up 3 hits, 2 runs and
struck out 1.

April'17th brought the team
and fans back to the base-
ball diamond, as they played
host to the Rams of East-
side. Starting pitcher Duane
Lord took to the mound as
his defense took to the field,


ready for the game. The
game was close all the way
to the end, but the Rams
scored,5 runs in the top of
the 7th to seal the win, and
defeat the Bears 9-3.


* REMINDER!!*

The Bears final game of the
regular season is Thursday
night the 23rd. JV gets'tos
swingin' at 4:30pm. The Var-
sity game gets underway at
7pm, with Senior Night fes-
tivities just before the game.

Please come out and help
friends, family and the
Gatorade Squad cheer on
the Bears and our Seniors!!!









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Owners: Rick & Rita Harris
The Dixie Cub House will be accepting enrolhlment applications for children 0,
12 years of age beginning April 22, 2009. lParcnts can come to room 105 at the
Cross City oast Offiec on Wednesdays and Fridays to apply.
A tentative opening is scheduled for July I .
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).

41l parents can apply at CDS (Child Developmental Services) offlee in
Chicfland for subsidized and VPK at anytime N1M-- from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

here will be FREL VPK for all4 years olds (age 4 by Sept.l, 2009).
Enroll now for Fall VlPK.

We will offer a developmentally appropriate learning curriculum for all ages
(12:
I .2 Baby Einstein sensory learning environments
2-4 = OWL Curriculum = developmental and academic skill

S- After school = basic sidllts tutoring, fluency enrichment
for reading and math using DIBELS and
To.uch 1nth.

We will also offer:
*State-of-the-art- facility *Positive environment
*Social Interaction *Motor skill de dupmlent
*School readiness *.Jggy and after school programs
*Cleaw, Healthy environment'*Meals and snacks
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Old Town Elementary
A Honor Roll

5th Grade

Ammon, Aaron
Anderson, Jillian
Flowers, Lily
Maxwell, Adrianka
Piatt, Destinee

4th Grade

Ardilla, Johnathan
Barden, Brianna
Cooper, Lora Beth
Discher, Brooke
; Dyals, Jolie
Marchant, Christa
Sellers,. Emily

3rd Grade

Bennett, Bennett
Mega, Derek
Sickler, Richard
Ward, Mackayla

2nd Grade

Gabaldon, Daniellde
Joiner, BreAnna
'McFall, Shonny
Sellers, Danielle
Stinnette, Jane
Sumney, Carli ,

1st Grade

Ahm, Chance
Barahona, Krystal
Bennett,,Emre
Hall, Cheyanne
Henning, Jordan:
Hines,.Juliann.,
Jeffries, Shelbi
Kassar, Dominik
Lamb, Kyle
McDonald, Jessie
Mertz, Zane
Ortega, Elisa
Simmons, John
Stephens, Sierra
Tomlinson, Joel

AB HONOR ROLL

5th Grade

Corbin, Alyson
Deloach. Chelsea
Hayes, Layne
Hicks, Nathan
Josliti, Shawna
Lauderdale, Elisaeth
Lavalley, Kaylinn
SNorton, Deven
Odom, Alyssa
Parrott, Garrett'
Queen, Jr., Robert
Roberts, Steven
Siegel, Cheyenhe
Southall, Logan
White, Jessica

4th Grade

Chanthaboury, Adam
Chavous, Alyssa
Culvey,,Nick,
Daniels, Samantha'
Driggers, Eima
Fields, Jacob.
Jackson; Kimberly
Keen, Shelby
Kight, Christopher
Lee, Brooklynne
McConnell, Dakota
Reichle. Bailee
.Smith Kayla
Uccello, Anthony

3rd Grade

Anderson Rhett
Ball, Serenity
Bennett, Dustin
Bergstrom, Dakota
Brown, Branden
Crawford, Whittney
Crossley, Zachary
Farmer, Madison
Graves, Brett
Greenwood, Blain
Hicks, Jacob
Odom, Jasmine


Jackson, Rebecca
Johnson, Tyler
Lashley Skyler
Rizer, Halley
Rouse,' Nora
Smith, Molly
Ward, Logan
Withrow, Codie

2nd Grade

Back, Tyler
Barnette, Allen
Byerley, Chase
Chavous, Raina.
Corbin, Kane
Eastman, Shelby
Espinosa, Misael
Garcia, Marisol
Greene, Jeannie
Harrelson, Haley
Hernandez, Matthew
Hillard, Kaylin
Lore, Ryan
Mega, Matthew
Norris, James
Seats, Megan
Storey, Jay
Walsh, Raquel

1st Grade

Bolden, Talayzia
Branch, Austin
Brunson, Mercedies
O Cherry, Crystal.
'Cherry, Erin
Culvey, Cameron
Dees, Kaelynn
Geer, Ethan
Goodspeed, Shaylyn
Grady, Kallee
Hall, Zack
Hayes, Chase
Henson, Victoria
Kelchner, Megan
King, Benjamin
Landrum, Haley
Langford, Cassidy
Lee, Aaron
Loy, Emilee
Miller, Kristina
Mincks, Billie
Mummert, Troy
Richards, Sheralynn
Roberts, Austin
Sapp, Trinity
Thomas, Cheyenne
Thompson, Shianne'
Turner, Kelsie

Kindergarten
Abare, Savannah.
Bass, Savannah
Baxter, Max
Bechtold, Connor
Bryant, Spencer.
Carlisle, Brent
Case, Justin
Crisp, Katelyn
Dillon,.Violet
Driggers, Taelor
. Dyals, Breanna
Ericson, Peyton
Farmer, Ridge
Gallo, Alexis
Garcia, Federico
Grimes, Ozie
Hancock, Lee'
Holifield, Braxton
Kelly, Alex
Kelly, Marissa
King, Donavon
Klecka, Billy
SKline,Kayla
-Landrum, Kyleigh
Langfordi, Caitlyn
Lauderdale, Samuel
Lollis, David
Mays, Franklin
Osteen, Brittney
Polk, Du"sty
Powers, Clarissa,
Ross, Riggs
Rossan, Jessica
Russell, Blake
Schrimsher, Aaron
Serrano, Emmarae
Smith, Thbmas
Stirinette, Erica
Tomlinson, Desiree
Turner, Selena
Wilson, Wyatt
Wimberley, Carmin


JOPPA
LODGE NO.4
CONFERS
MASTER
MASON
DEGREE


On Saturday,.
March 28, 2009,
Joppa Lodge
No. 4 conferred ..
the Master Ma- -'
son Degree on .
Fellowcraft
Brother Freder-
ick Jaekel at
their 6th Annu-
al Outdoor De-
gree.
MW Joe
Fleites, Grand
Master of Free
and Accepted
Masons of the State of
Florida conferred the De-,
gree sitting as King
Solomon.'

Of Tuesday, April 14, 2009,
SFellowcraft Brothers Nan-
dor Sadovszky of Joppa
Lodge No. 4 and Leland
McRae of Mayo Lodge No.
119 with R W Charles
Marshall sitting as Worship-


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ful Master during the con-
ferring of the Degree.

The Master Mason Degree
is the third of threeDegrees
needed to become a Master
Mason A fine meal was
served and good fellowship.
was had by all. '

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First Baptist Church of Jena will be celebrating homecom-
ing on Sunday, May 3rd, 2009. Guest speaker for the 11:00
morning worship services will be Rev. James Young, former
pastor. Dinner will be served immediately after the morning
worship services. Everyone is invited to this special home-
coming. God Bless


Lesley and Lindsey Hall are
18 and 21. They sing with
an energy and sincerity that
is truly a distinction all
their own. Possessing a
God-given talent, they can
deliver a song with a hum-,
ble spirit and powerful an-
nointing. Their desire is to
be a vocal instrument of
God .dedicated to sharing
His promise of salvation to
the lost. Their southern
blend of annointed harmo-


Are you ready for
some sgettl?


Thb First United Methodist
Church of Cross Cityw ill be
selling Spaghetti Lunches
on Friday, April 24, 2009.
The theal will be: Spaghetti,
salad, dessert and drink for
$5.00 per plate.

We will deliver in town be-
tween 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM-
-or you may pick up your
lunch at the Liles Fellow-


Bargains Galore!!
Annual Yard Sale!!-

The First United Methodist
Church of Cross City will
sponsor their Annual Yard
Sale to benefit the Vacation
Bible School program on
Saturday, May 2nd at the
Liles FellQwship'Hall. .

If you have been to these be-
fore, you know what a treat
is in store for the smart
shoppers in the area! A


Kidbiz News

A "Spring Into
Reading" contest
sponsored by the
Kidbiz company.
was won by Mrs.
Durham's 2nd
Block at Ander-
son Elementary.
To qualify, 75"o of
the class had to
have eight activi-
ties completed in
a certain time
frame. The higher


ny will both thrill and movyeK'
you toward a closer walk
with the Lord Jesus Christ.'
These girls travel all over
Florida,. Georgia, Alabama,.
Mississippi and Tennessee.
They have performed at
venues like Country Music,
USA in Pigeon Forge, TN,
and the WNOX auditorium
in Knoxville, TN. They are
presently working on their,
third project and anticipat-,
ing the first radio release
from the project. Come and
be with us as we welcome
and enjoy a morning with
The Hall Girls at McCrabb
Baptist Church at 11:00 am
on Sunday morning, May 3,,


ship Hall or eat it there, if
you like.

Tickets are available at
Langston Insurance Agency,
or the church office. Please -
call 498-3420 to place your
order. (leave message.)'

This delicious food is being r.
prepared by master chef
Alma'Griffith. Don't miss
it!

You gotta eat! April 24th
Noon lunch at First United, -
Methodist Church!


huge array of everything
imaginable will be on sale at,,,
bargain basement prices. ,
We will also have breakfast)
and lunch items and a great
bake. sale for your sweet
tooth.

Be sure to come out on Sat-
urday, May 2nd beginning at
8:00 am until 2:00 pm at the
Liles Fellowship Hall, First
United Methodist Church of
.Cross City across from the
park, behind the Court-
house. See you there! -


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in the school (averaged per student) was the winner. To re- -
ward these students, Kidbiz will treat the students to a par- ,.,
ty! Congratulations-keep that reading going on!
A "good job" also goes to Mrs. Rosson's-Third Grade class ,
who was the second place winner! *
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Thursday April 23, 2009


'Local


SPRINGHOUSE
QUILTER'S NEWS

Thirty Springhouse mem-
bers braved the really
stormy weather last Tues-
day to meet at the Spring-
house
Building
for the .
April -
monthly
meeting.
The weath-
erhadno
effect on
the spirits
of this' '
group of
' ladies.
SThie social
hour was
enjoyed by
all, thanks -
to an:
Liizinger
and her
group of
hostesses.
Show and
tell was:
great with several different
quilts being completed and
shown to'the membership.
Some of the completed
items were two double wed-
ding ring quilts, a French
braid quilt, a neat paper
pieced wall hanging, ap-
plique, paper piecing, sever-
al completed community
-projects, and one completed
'Round Robin from 2008.


RRMS ALL

STARS,

100% Club

3rd Nine Weeks.

We are proud to announce
Ruth Rains Middle School's
3rd nine weeks ALL STARS.
Students earning this bonor
njust first qualify for the
100on Club in all seven of
thlir classes. The criteria
fd the 100-% Club is no
nf re than two absences for
e eh class period, 100"o of
thqir work
completed turned in, and
e ned the required AR
p' pnts as per grade level as-
sinhment.
Mrs. Batuner. principal,
took these students to.


2009 SUMMER FOOD
PROGRAM FREE TO
ALL CHILDREN
5 DAYS WEEK
} (MON-FRI)

Dixie District School Food
Service will be sponsoring
tl1e Summer Food Service
Program beginning Monday,'
June 15, 2009 -August 06,-
2009. We will be serving five ,
dys, a week, Monday
through Friday. The pro-
gramis similar to the Na-
tional SchoolLuncl Pr'o-
Sg4am. It' provides nutrition-
al balanced meals tochil-
/;/dnen regardless of race, col-
od sex, disability, age, or na-
S tional origin during sum-
mer vacation Wrhen school
Sbeakfasts and lunches are
Snt available. All children
S18years old and younger,
beth enrolled and non-en-'
r4lled in school; are eligible
fd FREE meals. There will
be no discrimination in the
course of the meal service.
'S mmer meal sites that are
located at schools provide
neals to all children in the.
irbmediate vicinity in addi-


A quilting Tea Party is be-
ing planned for the May
meeting. This is to be a fun
day with most of the busi-
ness being postponed until
another month.
The day meeting was fol-
lowed by the night group be-


ginning at 6:45 in the
evening. There were 18 of
these working ladies sewing
and working on projects,
plus Donna Hayes held a be-
ginning workshop showing
the members how to make a
quilted purse.
For information on Spring-
house Quilters. call or con-
- tact Lois Scott, 463-2207.


Smokey's Barbecue & Steak-
house for lunch. Congratu-
lations to you all!



6th Grade
Edmonds, Chelsie'
Hagan, Tabatha
McCall, Shelbi
Robson, Chase
Rogers. Allie
Sanders, Jolene
Storey, Jessica

7th Grade
Guimbs, David
Hicks Taylor
Lord, Cassie
Mash, Cynthia.
Nunez, Elizabeth


tion to those enrolled in
summer school.
Training is&MANDATORY if
you plan'to 'sponsor a site.
There is a training session
scheduled for Thursday,
April 09, 2009 at 2:30 pm at
Anderson Elementary Cafe-
teria. There should 'be 4 (no
less than 3) representatives
from your organization in
attendance.
,If you are interested in hav-
ing a site in your area,
please contact Linda Fowler,
Food Service Coordinator at
352-498-1295.. ;,

Any person who believes he
or she has been discriminat-
Sed against in any USDA-re-
lated activity should wTite
or call nim ediately to:
USDA ':
Director, Office of Civil'
Rights ' .
1400 Independence Avenue,
S:W
Washington, I D.C. 20250-9410
or call (800) 795-3272 (voice)
.or (202) 720-6382 (TTY)

USDA is an equal opportu-
nity provider and employer.


How does ,
Steinhatchee's
Garden Grow?

The Steinhatch- k- '
ee Garden Club
Sis planting a
pumpkin patch
for the fall.
Gardeners gath-
ered to hoe and
so.
Participating were: Char-
lotte Gambel, Bonnie
Heaton, Georgia Hart,
Theresa Grubbs, Freddie
Hires, Helen Redmon, Peggy
Glass, Nancy Conrad and
Sylvia Word.
Bonnie had the bright idea
for the pumpkin patche and
Charlotte painted the sign.,


The enormous cabbage is in'
Charlotte's patch. She also
has strawberries, onions, as-
paragus, peas etc. These .
gardeners are having a blast
harvesting their bounty!
Thanks.toFreddie and
Grady Hires allowing these
girls to grow things in their
side yard, Steinhatchee has
a renewed in-
dening.

Hope everyone
will come out
to the pump-,
kin patch pnce'
they start coin-
ig in next fall
t and buya.Hal-
loween pump-
kin!


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Holly Brigman won "Best Buck in Show" with her black Ot-
;ter Rabbit "Tuff" at the Suwannee River Livestock Fair on
March 21, 2009. She also won first place with two other gab-
bits that she showed. '
Congratulations Holly
*We are so proud of you!!
We love you, Mama, Daddy, and family
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xarriage Inn


Relay for Life

This Friday at Old Town
Elementary School. Survivor Lap Kickoff
Fun, Foods, Games, and Entertainment

Come meet your favorite Disney Character!

Teams Registered:
Carribean Clerk & Crew, Captain Dana Johnson
Cookin' Up a Cure (AES), Captain Carol Forehand
1st Baptist Church Cross City Youth, Captain Jeana Long
Kids walking the walk and praying for a cure!!,
Captin Katrina Stinson /
New Prospect Baptist Church, CAptain Shirley VanAernam
Old Town Elementary, Captain Susan Crise
Rock Sink Baptist Church, Captain Karen-Ann Cranford
Ruth Rains Middle School, Captain Donna Mullins'
Shauna Clark Singing Ministries, Captain Michelle Clark



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JUNE 22-27: 7:00 P.['
' U' M Up. TO VOiIp 6i30'Pt NIGHlt'-LY

DIXIE COUNTY 1 IGH1 Sc-it00-o6rBAtLL/SoprBA--FIELD

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benefits but sometimes fails
to provide the situation spe-
cific data that education de-
mands. In Teacher Inquiry
teachers look closely at the
data associated with an as- i
pect of their teaching and
draw conclusions from that


data to apply to their class-
rooms. This personal look
ensures that what the
teacher learns is meaningful
to his/her lessons.
Saturday's presenters were:
Mrs. Danielle Rosson, Mrs.
Jennifer Frost, Mrs. Jamie
Garrett, Mr. Will Garrett,
and Mr. John Kreinbihl (fa-
cilitator). Each teacher's
study will be published on-
line at the University of
Florida's Center for School
Improvement: http://educa-
tion.ufl.edu/ webapps/csi/sea
rch/index.php?pid=905&dc.


Inquiry Showcase


Six dedi-
cated
teachers
came to-
gether Sat-
urday .
morning
at Ander-
son Ele-
mentary to
share the
results of
their
Teacher
Inquiries.
Teacher,
Inquiry
(also known as Action Re-
search), is a process in which
teachers spend time and sys-
tematically look at some as-
pect of their teaching with
the aim of trying to improve
their own skills. This new
way of looking at profession-
al development for teachers
is becoming more and more
prevalent across the country
as teachers take control of
their own continuing educa-
tion.
Traditionally, school dis-
tricts hire outside experts to
provide inservice training
for experienced teachers.
This approach obviously has


f"xte korsemar s Assocatoton Dews

The DHA held its annual awards banquet in February
Awards were presented for the 2008 individual event winners.
*The '09 season has begun and is off to a great start. Montly
,. ,team ropirigs are held on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each
month with singup beginning at 7pm and the round-robin
roping begins at 8pm. Game days are on the 3rd Saturday of
each month with signup beginning at 5pm. The lead line
event starting at 5:30. The older classes will follow. Annual
membership dues are $35.00 for individuals and families. En-
try fees for club ropings are $30 per man and the tnry fees for
game day events are $15 per rider and include all four events
(poles, cloverleaf barrels, Texas barrels and arena race.) The
DHA strives to provide a postiive family environment for all
ages to enjoy Come out and join in on the fun or to support
your favorite rider!

BAND FUNDRAISER
SATURDAY, APRIL 25TH

CAR WASH AND

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STARTING AT 10:00 AM
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breakfast uyfft et Sat &-un Only 7-10:30
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FORMER SPEAKER OF1 TlE LORIDA HOUSE

MARCO RUBIO
CANDIDATE FOR U.S. SENATE

Hon Dennis Baxley
Executive Director Christian Coalition of Florida

April 24, 2009 6:00 P.M.
OLD TOWN EDUCATIONAL COMPLEX
823 SE. 349 HIGHWAY
All ticket
"RONALD REAGAN DINNER" sales $
DINNER AND RECEPTION goes to Relay
for Life
V.I.P. TABLES BY RESERVATION
TICKETS CALL 352-542-8725 LORENE
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Gilchrist County FFA Rodeo Arena
May 15 a 16 @CO 7:30pm
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KNOW YOUK

FLO KIDX
INDIXNS

"Florida Indians from Past
to Present" will be the topic
of a talk presented at the
Luther Callaway Public Li-
brary, Thursday, April 23,
2009, at 6:30 p.m. Ranger
Pam Darty of the Lower.
Suwannee National Wildlife
Refuge will be the guest
speaker.
In addition to Florida arti,
facts, pottery reproductions,
Muscogee (Creek)'music,
Seminole crafts, and the
spectacular art of Theodore
Morris, Darty will present
footage of ancient ceremo-
nial pottery taken from lo-
cal grave sites in the 1930s.


The nour-iong program is
intended to educate those
who attend about Florida's,
"shell cultures" and the na-
tive peoples who shared the
peninsula with them.
Darty, who has managed a
Native American Culture
Center in partnership with
two tribal groups and also
has worked with all five
"Civilized Tribes" of the
southeast, brings a great
deal of knowledge to the
program.
Hosted by the Friends of the
Luther Callaway Public Li-
brary, the program will be
held at the library which is
located on the corner of NE
1st Avenue and 3rd Street,
one block north of the
Chiefland City Hall. For
more information, please
call (352) 493-2758.


Dixie County

Redcoat Regiment

$5,00 pulled pork dinner

with beans, slaw & dessert!
Wednesday April22nd1 1:00 AM,.

Cross City Park

Thursday 23
April Shamrock free and excel)ted masons, will be putting
on a, degree and wish thi members to attend' eat at 0700"
lodgQ opens at 0800pm.


Come join us for an aware-
ness event to honor victims
and survivors of sexual vio-
lence at the Trenton
Women's Club on April
29,2009 at 5:30pm We will
have guest speakers and will
be serving refreshments. In
addition, we will be present-
ing information about ser-.
vices available to survivors
of sexual violence and their
families. Anyone who would
like to share their stoty at
this event, please call Terri
486-3305 or 352-463-6009 or Re-
becca 3524981293


Dx'E' 'COUNTY HEALTH DEPART




SERVING YOU AT FIVE LOCATIONS


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


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Acute & Chronic Disease Care Minor Surgical Procedures
Laceration Repair. Employment Physicals
Well Child & Newborn Care Family Planning10 B Care,
School & Sports Physicals School Health Services
Treatment for Asthma Preventative Health Care-
WIC Coupons Dental Services


* Laboratory & X-Ray


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* HIV Anonymous & Confidential Testing.


Child and Adult Immunizations
* Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation & Treatment
Kiddy Corner PlayArea for Children

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


TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT CALL: (352) 498.1360

MOST MAJOR INSURANCES ACCEPTED


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Chapter 63, Cross City
SDoors open at 4:30
Early Bingo at 5:30.; -
SRegular Bingoe at 6to0

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61 Come on o n

Nature's Coast 7th
Annual Young Koi
Show & Plant Sale
Saturday & Sunday, May
2 & 3rd from 9 AM 4
I PM
Free to the public

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

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


Sinwiimannee's
First Anniual
Stone
Crab
Festival
1ST ANNUAL
SUWANNEE STONE
CRAB
FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 25 --
11 am evening
Community of Suwannee
The Suwannee Activities
Volunteer Association
(SAVA) is gearing up to host
the 1st Annual Stone Crab
Festival, to be held in the
waterfront community.of
Suwannee located at the end
of Hwy 349 south, where the
historic Suwannee River
meets the Gulf of Mexico.
The festival promises to be a
full day of family fun with'
events for every age and
taste. Arts and crafts and
other vendors will be set up
along Hwy 349 in Suwannee
from Anderson Landing
River Camp to Salt Creek.
Restaurant. A Gulf Cart Pa-
rade, starting at 11 am from
Glenn Dyals Park on the
outskirts of Suwannee,.will
lead the day's events.
An all-day Motorcycle Poker
Run with playing cards to
be picked up at six different
locations to form a five card
poker hand (includes a wild-
card) is a must for area mo-
torcycle enthusiasts. Cards
are to be picked up at the
Gainesville Harley-David-
son Motor Cycles shop
(opens at 9 am), the CityBar
in Trenton, BubbaQue's in
Chiefland, the Brick Grill -
restaurant on Hwy 19 in Old
Town, and Sarah's Suwan-
nee Caf6 in Suwannee.
(Must be at Sarah's, where
cards will be turned in, by 5,
pm.) During the day a wild-
cardmay be collected at Salt
Creek Restaurant in Suwan-
nee for an extra $10 fee; this


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For More information, contact Paula Tute' n CiliFiiancial.
(S501 584-6143 ormaii pulaunis-syahs'corn.
fntry S 20 peT.bike, $5 per additional ider.
Cooking Spinsors: Wayne PadgeS & Co., Padgeti's Lawn
Care. Heata & Beaten Baa-B-Q.


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Meet at the First
Unitiad Methodist
Church of Cross City .
on Monday Oghts at


Boys First to Fifth
Grade
For questions call
Joseph Dieter
352-542-8773


March of Dimes


Poker Run
100.00 Winning Hand

S ay 9, 2009

Starting Point: Perr Elks Lodge (304 Pucket Road Perry, 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, Steinhatchee and Tennille
:norde to be helps plan for his cve it would be helpful yoI could RSVP to
?aul' Tutom by phbe or e-mail.


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




zCall 352-498-1219 for reservation
$3.00 charge for materials Pay at the
door
w UNIVLERSITY of Presented by
UFIFLORIDA_________


also includes an exciting '
shuttle boat ride to Cat Is-
land at the Suwannee River-'
Entrance. Entry fee for the
Poker Run is $25. Entry
forms may be picked up at
the six card locations, or at
Crown Waterfront Market,
Bill's Fish Camp, or Sarah's
Suwannee Cafe in Suwan-
nee. Cards to make up the
hand are only available on
the 25th.,
Other events will includera,
Classic Car Show in the -
Suwannee Baptist Church
parkinglot; a yard sale; a
Kids Mini-Carnival featur-
ing face painting, bead
braiding and a Moon Walk;
a Low Country Boil (5 pm);
live music from Men Behav-
ing Badly, The Old Town
Travelers, Twice Blessed -'
and other artists; and much
more.
Stone Crab claws and
smoked mullet will be on '
sale at various locations.
There will also be an all-da&
Southern BBQ with chick-
en, pork and ribs plus all
the "fixins" at Sarah's
Suwannee Cafe.

All proceeds from the festi-
val will go to support the an,-.
nual Suwannee Firework -'
Show which is the largest"
July 4th fireworks display
on the Hidden Coast.
To reach Suwannee from
Hwy 19, turn south at the
traffic light in Old Town a
and drive 24 miles to the ';
Gulf..The community is lo-
cated at the end of Hwy 34 '
If you are interested in par-,.
ticipating in Suwannee's s:4
Annual Stone Crab Fest iva..
as a vendor, performer, or
volunteer, or if you would- r,
like to make a contribution
" to the fireworks or would
like additional informationi,,i
please contact Tami Moses.-.,
at (352) 210-0048 / (352) 542-, T
0500 or by email at ,
tami moses@peoplepc.com.;
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Thursday April 23, 2009


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"'.. ".. '" ''.. "'" fitters, DLxie Classicsm &South-
ern Heritage T-Shirts having
clearance sale. Any 2 shirts.
I , $20.00. Shirts made to order, hun-
TIMBERS dreds of designs in stock, Chil-
APARTMENTS dren's and adult sizes available.
SM VE IN Call (352) 221-0902 (ufn) ,


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security.


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STEINHATCHEE PLA
SORT: Furnished 1 an
Room Condo's,for Rent
$650.1ncluded in price-C
ternet, Localcalls, Hot
352-498-7740 or 813 677-96I
15.16,17,18


MH or RENT. 2 BR Mob
S' on three acres in Old To
trial heat and air, recent]
elled, free satellite, all
$300 a .month, $350
$150,00 deposit on Satel
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BEEF FOR T1{E FREE
S$1.g0 per pound, live v
S1 4, 1 2 or whole. Eve
Fai'm 352-498-7067 day
S 352-542-7135 weekends
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BOAT 16' altmiinum b
racraft40QHP Yamaha
trolling motor, electric
cTors and depth finde
$4.000 352-498-3206
S6.1-7

2 Passenger Handlical
:lean $2100.00 AC &
'ump $125; window A
498-4186 or 356-1332


*87 TOYOTA RV. FOR
498-2462 or 210-9455.

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Z352) 498-2449, We service
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DIXIE MONUMENTS serv-,
Ing North Central Florida,
'for 16 years. Open Tuesday-
,'riday 8-4. Saturday 8-12 or
,,4all for appointment any-
:ime. located on 512 Avenue
behind McCrabb Church) 7
| miles North of Old Town on
wy 349: 542-3432 or toll free
l-877-542-3232


ROOFING REPAIRS $99 and up.
METAL, SHINGLES, FLATROOFS
Save $$$$! Free estimates!! State Lic.
CCC 1326066. (352)463-0781 DRYWALL
- Hang finish, repairs. State Lic.
#CBC058489 Tri- County. Call (352)463-
0781.
DRYWALL,.
Hang, finish, texture. Metal Stud
Framing. Cal us' for a list,of ser-
vices. CBC058489 Cell 352-535-.
7680.
UFN ,


SERVICES COMPUTER In-
stall. Repair, & Networking with
.CE RE- in Home Service! Call All Point
d 2 bed- Computers'at 352-507-4688.
t $550 fo UFN
'able, In-
Tub.Call
40 D)IXIE TILEAND MARBLE.
Owner Billy.Cothron, licensed
and insured, 30 years elp. tile
S' wood, marble, rock, glass
S blocks and more. Free" esti-
ile home mates and fair prices. Call 352-,
wn.r Cen- 233-0674.
y remod- UFN
channels. .
security, Commercial Appraisals. Pay
llite. 352- with Paypal, email kathymck-
inney@hughes.niet Kathy McK-
inney St.Cert.Gen.REA#2277



MARTIAL ARTS- Self Defense
Classes Kids Adults. Gain con-
EZER. fidence. Respect. Fitness. $40.00
eight t, Registration fee. then only
,rgrpe $5.00 class. Larry TaylorsKarate
rgreen Tra.in ing Center, Cross City 498-.
s,or 0 0048 'n ,

HOMIBmILDER. Quality
homes built on \our lot. Visit our
>u- sales arid design center at 26761,
S SE Hwy 19, Old Town: open Mon-
c an, Fri 10am-5pm. Lifetime Homes
t. "; (CtBC017140)' 352-542-8416.
UFN

Jim's Pressure Washing/
Exterior Painting
p Van. Serving our area for over 20''
Heat yrs. Call today for a free esti-
C 75.00 mate. Pastor Jim' Hurst, 352-.
S498-3023 or 352-356-3831

SALE. ROOF REPAIRS $99.00 AND
SALE. UP. Call the',Roofing Pro's. Ultra
Rib Metal Roofs, Owens Corning
30 year.shingles. CCC1326066 Cell
.352-5357680:
UFN

PRINTING, Business cards,
invoices, bumper .,stickers,
window decals, we print it all,
faster than lightning. Not
S' our grandpa 's business
N cards' Stop by the Advocate.
SINGS -
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE &
SEXUAL ASSAULT SER-
VICES: Individual counseling
and support groups for women
and offered through Another
Way, Inc Services are confiden-
tial and free. Contact any of
our Outreach offices'.at.352-486-
3305, 352-498-1293, (386); 758-4843,
or (386) 792-2747 for an appoint-
ment or the location and times
or group counseling. Another
way, Inc. also provides two 24-.
hour crises lines. Sexual As-
sault 1-866-875-7983 Domestic
Violence 1 800-500-1119. infor-'
matioh and referral services, le-
gal advocacy community edu-
cation, and professional train-
ing for law enforcement, health
care and educational personnel.
Ufn .

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

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


RN'S NEEDED Cross C
hab is looking for RN's FT
for the 10pm to 6am shift
6 pm to 6am shift. If inte
please call Liz Montgom
498-2005 or stop by to fill
application. Ufn


LOCAL DEFENSE CONT
TOR is currendlyseekin
fill a Maintenance/Facil
Support position. ,The i
candidate would. have ge
construction/carpentry
ty, preferably with their
tools. The candidate shi
have bove average matl
communication proficie
to facilitate grooming f0
cialized capabilities.' A
al understanding or cap
ties with compressed ahi
electrical; systems would
plus. .:
We offer a competitive w
and benefit package. EO
For confidential consider
tion,. send resume electr
callyto .,
tfrier@bulovatech.com o
Bulova Ordnance, LL'C,
SE Swisher Road, Mayo,
32066.
16,17.
WANTED

Part Time Housekeeper
Clerk
Steinhatchee River i
Steinhatchee, FLorii
(352),498-4049.
16,17


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BIG YARD SALE! Friday,
Saturday, Sunday! 57 SE
21st Avenue, Cross City.
498-3899.


AMERICAN LEGION POST 383- is
open fium 9 am until 9 pm The Le
gionnaires meet on the 3rd Wednes
day of each month and the Auxiliary
meets on the 2nd and4th Wednesdays
of each month; all 3 meetings at 7 pm
SAL meets on the Ist and 3rd Morn
days of each'month'at 7:30 pm.. Live
Entertainment every Tuesday nigh
at 4 pm in the lounge. Fbr more in
formation cal,542-2021.

Holy Cross Catholic Church Bin
go every Tuesday evening 6:00 p:m -
US. 19. Doors open at 6:00 pm. -
snacks available. Free coffee. Rosar
every Wednesday at 6:00 pm. 352493.
9723 '

SPREGNANT? Need help? Free preg.
nancy test & confidential counseling.
Office hours: Monday & Thursday
llam4pnm. Look for our sign on Hwy
19, across fromDixie Co. High School.
(352) 498-7776. Ufn

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

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

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

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


NEW PROSPECT BAPTIST


NEWS
On Sunday morning, we
were blessed with a very im-
pressive Easter program
presented by our Youth Min-
istry, consisting of children
ages 3-12. How CUTE they
were, in their little cos-'
tumes doing the Lord's work
in presenting a reenactment
of one of the most impor-
tant events which ever hap-
pened to mankind, all be-
cause of God's unending
LOVE for.US! Special
thanks for this fine program.
go to Bro. Pat and Sis. Wan-
da Berry, directors; Sis..
Claudia Calhoun, Set De-
signer; Sis. Shannon Med-
ders, Costumes: Sis. Katri-
na VanAernam, music; Sis..
Millie Colvin, Encourager
and, last but certainly not
least, all the wonderful chil-
dren who participated. ,A


.irv Re. FOR SALE- 3 BR. 1 Bath CB
and PT house in Cross City on 2 lots.
and the It has all the bells and whistles.
rested, If you have decent credit, I'll
iery at finance it: $1,700 down and
out ah $525.00 per month. Total price
is $63,700.00 Norris McKinney
(352) 498-3545.
i15,16,(17)

'RAC- FOR SALE: 2 BR, 1 Bath sin-
Ig to glewide on small.lot in Cross
lty City JUST REMODELED, it's
deal convenient to all the stores.
neral Priced at $32,900, I'll finance it
abili- .if your credit is average or bet-
Sown ten. $1,400 down and $300.00 per
would month. Limited to 3 occupants
h and 6r less. Norris McKinney (352)
cies 4983545
cr spe- 15,16
gener- I
)abUi- NO CREDIT CHECK: 5 full
r and acres in Indian Oaks Subdivi-i
I be a sion. It's unimproved. You can
pick the trees that you want to
save. I'll finance this beautiful
age" lot for you with no qualifying.
E. I'm asking $41.900 with $700
Sra- down and 5359.00 per month."
oni- Norris McKinney (352) 498-
3545.
Dr to 15,16
125
FL2 Please buy one of these
houses; if we sell one, daddy's
promised to buy dinner for me,
my sister, and allour kids..
They eat ALOT. -Editor
GREAT MOTHER-IN-LAW
/Desk Suite 1 Bed/1 bath great room
only $16,900 call Mary or Mar-
nn: lene @352-490-7422
da
S BRAiNNEW CUSTOM
HOMES OF MERIT:
TRIPLEWIDE, too many extras
tomention, Only one at this
price. Call Mary or Marlene
@352-490-7422. '

VNS GREAT STARTER HOME 3
BR 2BA onl,\ $4.90y0. One
home left at this price .'' 352-
4907422
S HUGE 4 BR 2 Bath, large fami-
ly home must see over 2,000
sq.ft.only $76,900. Call Mary or
Marlene 352-490-7422
S5.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
Chielland for your 'ery best
deal on a quality built mobile
or modular home. 1-352-490-
7422.


Wild J, dvduwtes

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Valdosta, GA- Wild Adven-
tures Water and Theme
Park will hold a job.fair
Thursday, April 23, 1:00 p.m.
to 6:00 p.m. at the park. The
park has openings in Attrac-
tions, Food Services, and


big THANKS to each of you!

We'd like to remind you of
the American Cancer Soci-
ety's "Relay For Life" sched-
uled for Friday and Satur-
day, April 24th and 25th.
The wedding of Clint
Beauchamp and Stacey
VanAernam will also be
held on Saturday, April 25th.
We wish this young,couple
the very best of life in their
marriage. In upcoming
events, there will be a Men's
Rally on May lst...more de-
tails later. We had a large
turnout Sunday, including
several visitors. We'd like to
remind everyone that visi-
tors are always welcome at
New Prospect! Have a good
week, and please be diligent
in your prayers for all those
on the church prayer lists,
our military, and our politi-
cal leaders. May God bless
and keep you safe.


Church w ill host the first
meeting of Celebrate.Recov-
ery Our Serenity sessions,
bases on EIGHT PRINCI-
PLES,' will begin with
snacks, Ainging, informa-
tion and fellowship that will
renew and refresh our lives.
There is no charge for these
weekly sessions and all is
invited to attend.

Rock'Sink Baptist Church is
located at,471 NE 816 Av-
enue, Old Town, Florida.
.Turn off CR 349 & 353 at
the flashing light and you
will see the church. See you
when? May 7th at 6:15 PM.
'"Y'ou're gonna like it here!"


Aquatics. Applications are
available online and inter-
ested applicants should
bring a completed applica-
tion, two forms of identifi-
cation and enter through
-the main park entrance.

For more information about
job opportunities at Wild
Adventures Water and
Theme Park, please visit
our website at www.wildad-
ventures.com or call the job
line at 229-671-4775 for open
positions.


Relay for Life


April 84 25, 2009

Remember..........Friends Family
Honor.........their fight with or against Cancer
Celebrate..........Add their names to our Luminaria Circle

You can db so by website wwwcoancer.org (follow the prompts) or.,
You can contact Michelle Olark 498-5529 or Wanda Berry 498-7480
Celebrate. Remember. FIGHT BACK AGAINST CANCERIlllUiI
Relay for Life
Help Team Shauna Clark Singing Ministries, we
are having two separate drawings.
The first one is for a Fleece Breast Cancer Blanket 58' X 60"
The second drawing is for a
Nick Collins Pro Bowl 2009 Green Bay

Packers autographed football.

Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.
FOR TICKETS SEE: WANDA BERRY, MICHELLE CLARK, PAT BERRY
(AT NAPA), OR SHELLY CANNON
(AT THE PROPERTY APPRAISER'S OFFICE)


Thank you for your help to FIGHT CANCER




ICIH PUMP SERVICE & SUPPLY
Owner, Ira Hayes

24 hour service


352-542-2650
Cell 352-210-1917
Cell 352-578-0950


21 NE 580th St.
Old Town, FL 32680


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SPECIAL
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1,2, & 3 BR HC and non-HC ac-
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TURN TO THE ROCK

CELEBRATE

RECOVERY

In just a few weeks sessions
will begin to help us discov-
er a' way of dealing with our
hurts; hang-ups or habits.,
We all may have any of
these in our lives, or know
someone who does. We can
learn to deal with these is-
sues that are taking our,
happiness, joy and peace out
of our lives.

SOn Thursday, May 7th at
6:15 PNM. Rock Sink Baptist









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Thursday, April 23, 2009


Local
' T 1


Redneck Tech
by Eli Loy

Overseas

Internet

Overseers


You may have heard that certain governments censor
the internet. To most Americans, this is a frightening
thought. If the information is out there, even if we
don't want to see it, we want to be allowed to see it,
right? Unfortunately, this is not the case in many
places.

When a government blocks particular sites from be-
ing accessed in their country, there are ways around
it. Proxies, which we've discussed before, are one of
those ways. It works like this: The government has a
list of sites that you cannot access. What they don't
have is a list of all foreign proxies, as they are al-
tered/created regularly. So you access the proxy The
proxy accesses the site, then it sends the data to you.
The result: you get the page your government doesn't
want you tb see. It gets even better... If the proxy uses
encryption, your government cannot see the data that
you are requesting, or receiving. Of course, if you're
in a foreign country and are caught doing this, the
penalties can be "stern".

What I have been doing, recently, is the opposite.' I
have been accessing proxies incountries that are cen-
sored so that I can surf the internet and see what is
there, or rather, isn't. The UAE (United Arab Emi- '
rates) internet is: among'the most heavily censored I
came across. Anything even remotely hinting at
"adult content" is strictly prohibited. It doesn't stop
with nudie pics, either. Any site that makes reference
to alcohol is censored. As a matter of fact; any site
that would be in any way offensive to the Muslim peo-
ple is blocked entirely .

Now, don't get your: shorts in a twist just yet. Remem-
ber, in the UAE Islam is the predominant religion,
with over 95%. of the population belonging to that reli-
gion. So, if the majority want these sites censored,
and they feel it is for the good of the populace, it's
their country.

Then there's China. Remember that wall the built a
long time ago? The Great Wall of China, I believe it's
'-. called. China certainly has a history of going to ex-
tremes to protect its denizens from invaders. Well,
they did it again, creating what has been dubbed
"The Great Firewall of China" or GFW Now, the GFW
is basically one of those lists I mentioned earlier. It is
easily bypassed. As a matter of fact,'sometimes sites
manage to slip through, which is why China employs
a huge staff of censors who use advances data "sniff-
ing" technology to analyze what data is reaching its
population. If data is detected that is deemed "un-
healthy" then the site is blocked. Or, if it is in main-
land China, or it's server is located in mainland Chi-
na, it can be taken off of the internet entirely thereby
preventing the "unhealthy" data from reaching any-
one, no matter how many proxies they utilize, the data
is simply not there. ,

So, I took the time to actually talk to a few Chinese
people about the GFW. Unfortunately I didn't have
enough time to speak to all of them. The ones I man-
aged to talk to (Okay, not actually talk, more like,type)
were of the opinion "Someone has to do it."

That kind of took me by surprise. I'd been reading
some Chinese political activists' blogs for a bit, and I
figured everyone in China was railing against the cen-
sorship, I know I would be. However, the folks I talked


to agreed with the censorship; Apparently a vast por-
tion of the population agree that much of the internet
content which is pouring in from other countries is of-
fensive.

Basically, in China, the general concept is that view-
ing smut on the internet is unhealthful. Many feel
that viewing many of the things that is available on
the internet in America can lead to psychological dis-
orders. Those I spoke with are in agreement, however,
that the Chinese government is censoring sites that
express political dissent. Of course, disagreeing with
the government can certainly be "unhealthy" in Chi-
na. Censoring sites that disagree with the government
is not what the GFW should be used for. That is one
thing that all the people I spoke with agreed upon.
They don't think the censorship should stop, just that
they should stop censoring dissidents.

What about Google? You remember a while back
when lots of people were in an uproar about Google's
censoring of results on the chinese version of their
website? We're Americans. We don't believe in censor-
ship, right? (I bet I could show you a few websites that
might change your mind on that subject) Google is an
American company, they shouldn't help a government
to block information from reaching its people, right?
Well look at it this way Here you have a company that,
reaches the entire civilised world, China comes up
and says, "If yqu don't censor your results, we're go-
ing to block you entirely" What choice do you have?
'Think about it. Which is worse, providing some data'
or none at all. Furthermore, there are a lot of people
in China. Lots of people = Lots of money Cutting out
an entire country, especially one as large as China, is
just plain bad business.

When you look at it, it really isn't any different that
what businessmen have been doing forever. If you
want to import something into America, it has to be
legal to own in America. If you want to export some-
thing to China, it has to be legal to own in China. You
can't just import a bunch of illegal stuff and say, "Hey
Mr. Customs man, it's legal in Beijing!" because they
don't care. This is exactly what is going on with the
internet in China, and other places. Things that are
deemed illegal, immoral, unhealthy, etc, are not al-
lowed in: Google and other websites are basically ex-
porting data, much of that data isn't allowed through
the GFW, which is just acting like a great big, digital,
customs official.


On The Other Hand

So, is providing censored data really better than,
none at all? Perhaps not. If the data has been altered,
it might no longer be factual. Then instead of getting
useful information, you're getting lies, and worse, be-
lieving them. If you didn't get any information at all,
you might keep on looking until you found a factual
source. This is the argument against Google's censor-
ship practices. In my opinion, it is ridiculous.

Really, if they won't let it get through the internet,
where in the heck are you going to find an actual book
on the subject? Books are even easier to control and
censor tan the internet. If the book isn't allowed in,
you can't read it. If the book was written in a country,
and is obviously a political no-no, what publisher will
be willing to face the wrath of a government to pub-
lish a book that will likely get burnt anyway At least
if you're allowed to send some data through, you
might be able to slip in a few pearls of wisdom at just
the right time. Heck, you may be able to put out the in-
formation that the censors don't want to get through
for a long, long time before the censors ever notice.
When the do, it'll likely just go on a list to be updated
during the next month anyhow, with little or no reper-
cussion., V
When you're done reading, don't forget to Google
"Proxy", if WE ever get censored, it'll be too late.


.,r,;, r., '. d,'"r FP-lur. w,. ,ii3il.II:,r tured, 1,980 sq ft, 2.45 acres., 27x52 above >'
copper like tile ceilings, display cases & small ground pool, 12x16 shed, 2 wells, Irrigation sys-
storage shed. Owner financing available. A tern, fully landscaped.
great bargain for the moneyll Call Tern Anderson 352-356-1961.



06 85 $ 86,000 .Cypre.s .Cracer.
style home. 2/1 on 2.04 ac, 1,168 sq pletely renovated inside & out, rocking chair
ft, fully furnished, nicely landscaped, front porch, new appliances, tile floors, wood &
good size cypress barn/workshop. carpet floors, new metal roof w/a white picket
Call Elaine at 352-213-6049. fence. Call Gayle at 352-493-3126.
Vacant Land: 4 64 ac Fanning Spgs $151,410.
.14 ac Suwannee $99,900 .71 ac Suwanneo $49,900 5 ac Old Town $49.900
25 ac Old Town $4,900 1 ac Wilislon $30.000 5,21 ad Old Town $59.900
26 ac Suwannee $169.900 2.36 ac Old Town 33000 6 4 ac Old Town $70,000
33 ac Suwannee $150.000 1 01 ac Old Town $20,000 7 ac OT Comm. $259.000
34 ac Old Town $5.900 2,70 ac Old Town $38,000- 8 55 ac Fanning Spgs $275,000
.45 ac Suwannee $40,000 2.73 ac Old Town $35,000 .51 ac Old Town $20,000
48 ac Old Town $22,000 2.81 ac Old Town $39,900 3 ac OT $37,500
52 ac Suwannee $100,000 3 5 ac Old Town $35,900 3 02 ac OT $45,000 I
.65 ac Suwannee $40,000 3,91 ac Fanning Spgs $127.590 3 05 ac in OT $29,000
69 ac Suwannee $40,000 4 ac Suwannee $99,900 5 21 ac OT $59,900


27888 US Hwy 19
Old Town 352-542-1111


934 E. Wade Street,
Trenton 352-463-7770


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Bronson Announces Actions
Against Telemarketers

TALLAHASSEE Florida Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson announced
today that'his department has reached settlement '
agreements with two Palm Beach County telemarketers
and issued a warning to a third company in connection
with the companies' marketing practices of timeshare
rentals and sales.

The actions were triggered by complaints to Bron-
son's Consumer Services Division and resulted in vis-
its to each of the-three businesses earlier this weekly
Bronson's investigators, who were accompanied by rep-
resentatives of the Florida Department of Business:-
and Professional Regulation, the Department of Finan-
cial Services and local agencies.

"We will not tolerate any activities that prey on coni-
sumers through misleading sales tactics or marketing
practices," Bronson said. "Our investigators will con-
tinue to press to ensure that telemarketing businesses,
along with their sales people, are licensed and comply-
ing with the law." :

Settlement agreements were reached with the follo"*-
ing two companies:

Creative Vacation Solutions Inc., of Greenacres. Fac-
ing a formal regulatory action, the company agreed-to
pay $9,000 on allegations that it employed unlicensed
sales agents and failed to register its current location
with the state. i

Nationwide Marketing Solutions Inc., of Lake Wort.
It, too, would have been served with an administrative
complaint but chose to pay the state-$1,000 to settle alle-
gations that it was using sales contracts and,sales "*
scripts that had not been approved by the department.
The third company American Marketing Group LLC,
of West Palm Beach was advised of its requirement' to
register as a telemarketing company or face possible
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Legals, etc.


SUWANNEE RIVER WATER
- MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF
APPLICATION


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

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

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



No further public notice will be pro-
vided regarding this application. A
copy of the staff report must be re-
quested in order to remain advised
of further proceedings. Substan-
tially affected persons are entitled
td, request an administrative hear-
-hig, pursuant to Title 28, Florida
-t'Alrministrative Code, regarding the
proposed agency action by submit-
tiqg a written request after review-
Otg the staff report.




NOTICE OF ACTION



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


13,14,15,16,17,18


Minutes of Regular
Meeting of *
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 -
6:00 p.m.


The Dixie County School Board
met in regular session at 6:00 p.m.
on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 in the
School Board Meeting Facility, Old
Town, Florida.

Present: Superintendent Mark A.
Rains, School Board Members
Timothy Alexander, David Keen,
Glenn Osteen, Cheryl Pridgeon
and Dwayne Rollison, and School
Board Attorney Leenette McMillan.

Chairman Alexander called the
meeting to order and Dwayne Rolli-
son gave the Invocation, followed
by Pledge of Allegiance to the
Flag.

Motion by David Keen, second by
Dwayne Rollison, the School Board
unanimously approved the Agenda.

Special Recognition
The following School Related Em-
ployees of the Year were recog-
nized and presented with a plaque:
s E Gina Langford Ander-
son Elementary School
S Kim Tucker Old Town
Elementary School
Diane Gaff Ruth Rains
,.?J.iddle School
.x Charlene Holinbaugh -
41ixie County High School
S* Jo Ellen Good Trans-
portation
i* Valerie Henson District
Staff
.
: district Wide School Related Em-
Sployee of the Year
im Tucker,

Sotion by Dwayne Rollison, sec-
tO bnd by Glenn Osteen and unani-
x rmously carried by the School
b Board to enter into Executive Ses-
slon for student hearing.
.. EXECUTIVE SESSION '

P Motion by Dwayne Rollison, sec-
pd by Glenn Osteen, and unani-
m. mously carried by the School
t Board to return to regular session.

Information/Announcements
Ken Baumer, Assistant Superinten-
dent for Instruction presented FTE
and Truancy Reports. He also dis-
cussed the 2009-2010 school cal-
endar.

^Qarry Durham, Director of Curricu-
um discussed FCAT testing and
'4he Tri-County Career Academy
'Project.


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROJECT # 125057

Notice 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 recom-
mended for, awarded at the Board
of County Commissioners meeting
on May 7, 2009. The bidders must
submit a bid for the projects as de-
scribed below.

1. 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
construction: 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-
5640.

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-
mitted.

The successful bidder will be re-
quired to furnish the County Com-
mission with a performance bond
and liability insurance prior to com-
mencing work.

All contractors must be pre-quali-
fied with FDOT in highway con-
struction.

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.

Signed,
Arthur Bellot, Dixie County Coordi-
nator
Board of County Commissioners
Dixie County, Florida
16,17


Charlotte Lord, Director of Safety,
Facilities and Special Projects dis-
cussed the energy cost study with
occupant behavior modification.

RRMS FCAT, State Archery Tour-
nament 6th place middle school
in Florida, softball-baseball, and
school calendar

OTES FCAT, school calendar,
and 5th Grade Flag Etiquette pro-
gram

DCHS FCAT, softball-baseball,
senior attendance, and DCHS
website

AES FCAT, school calendar, AES
website, data entry position, DI-
BELS being replaced by FAIR, and
Capital City Bank presentation of
pencils to students before FCAT

Finance Financial Report

Superintendent Superintendent
Rains discussed budget, financial
update on FSBA website, District
website, long term sub pay,
Suwannee River Fair and Delta
training.

School Board Workshop -April 10,
9:00 a.m.

School Board -.March 18-19 -
Florida School Board in Legislature

No Citizen Input

REGULAR AGENDA
Superintendent Rains presented,
for discussion and approval, the
recommendation for Teiko Denee
Hurst and Henry H. (Buddy)
Schofield, Jr. to receive a stipend
of $2,000.00 each for completing
and graduating from the NEFEC
Principal Leadership Academy.
The DELTA Project is a program
through the Department of Educa-
tion, in conjunction with NEFEC to
recruit and prepare effective school
leaders. This will be the final
stipend paid by Dixie District
Schools for this program.

A motion was made to approve the
recommendation by Cheryl Prid-
geon, second by David Keen, and
unanimously approved by the
School Board.

CONSENT AGENDA
Superintendent Rains recommend-
ed approval of Consent Agenda.
Motion by Dwayne Rollison, sec-
ond by Cheryl Pridgeon and unani-
mously carried by the School
Board to approve the Superinten-
dent's recommendation.

Approval of minutes of the Febru-
ary 10, 2009 Public Hearing for
Capital Outlay Funds.
Approval of minutes of the Febru-
ary 10, 2009 Regular School Board


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

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

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSO-
LUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: DEANNA ROBERTS, 60 SE
725TH STREET, OLD TOWN,
FLORIDA.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an 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. 0: 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-
fice.

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-
cuit Court

By: Kim V. Wade, Deputy Clerk
15,16,17,18


Meeting.

Acceptance of resignation from
Karleen M. Stinnette, Instructional
Aide, effective at the end of the
work day on March 5, 2009.

Approval for Denice Stroup to be
paid for five (5) hours per day in-
stead of the approved four (4)
hours per day as a School Bus Op-
erator, effective March 11, 2009.

Approval of extended medical
leave of absence for Dawn Valen-
tine, beginning February 17, 2009
and ending April 30, 2009.

Approval for Jeanne Clary to sub-
stitute in a pre-school classroom
position at Anderson Elementary
School for the potential dates be-
ginning February 17, 2009 and
ending April 30, 2009.

Approval for Tammy Griffis to be
paid as Lead Aide from February
17, 2009 through April 30, 2009,
funded by Pre-K.

Approval of Cathy Capo as an after
school tutorial substitute on as
needed basis, funded by the
School Improvement Grant.

Approval of the following personnel
for part time after school tutors to
be paid at a rate of $20.00 per
hour for five (5) hours a week from
February 19, 2009 through March
23, 2009, funded by Title I Correc-
tive Action Grant.
Renita Bray Tutor
Frances Bray Tutor
Jamie Garrett Tutor (if enroll-
ment increases to-10 or more)

Approval of medical leave of ab-
sence for Marinda King, beginning
February 26, 2009 and ending
March 12, 2009.

Approval of Family and Medical
Leave for Marinda King, February
26, 2009 through March 12, 2009.
This FMLA designation runs con-
current with approval medical
leave.

Approval of medical leave of ab-
sence for Donna M. Merring, be-
ginning March 23, 2009 and end-
ing May 1, 2009.

Approval of Family and Medical
Leave for Donna M. Merring,
March 23, 2009 through May 1,
2009. This FMLA designation runs
concurrent with approval medical
leave.

Approval to advertise for the Direc-
tor of Safety, Facilities and Special
Projects position to be included un-
der the Senior Management Ser-
vice Class of the Florida Retire-
ment System.
Approval to certify the following to


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

CHARLES BELL
1556 NE 340 HWY
BRANFORD, FL 32008

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

Certificate No:172 JUNE
1, 2006

Description of Property:

SEE EXHIBIT "A"

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

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

March 4, 2009

Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628

Candace L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk

EXHIBIT A
Description of Property:
Parcel No. 08-08-14-6856-0001-
0150
1.54 ACRES 8 8 14 LOT 15 THE
BLUFFS OF SUW 1ST ADD ORB
208 P 517 ORB 249 P 538 (DC)
ORB 303 P 386 ORB 326 P 56
Subject to the restrictions of record.
15,16,17,18

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.
16,17


teach out-of-field as designated for
the 2008-2009 school year:
Leonard R. Boyette (Auto Ser-
vices Tech. and Welding) ,
Judy Sumrall (Intensive Read-
ing, Geometry and Environmental
Science)

Approval for James C. Harvey to
be presented with a Nondegreed
Full-Time Vocational Instructional
Personnel Certificate for Dixie Dis-
trict Schools.

Approval of the 2009-2010 school
calendar.

Approval of the following Major Ar-
eas of Interest to be offered at Dix-
ie District Schools during the 2009-
2010 school year.

ID Number Title of Major
Area of Interest
6111 AA Degree
4021 Agricultural Related Inte-
grated
4023 Allied
Health/Nursing Assistant
4033 Automotive Services
Technology
4034 Automotive Technology
Integrated
4036 Basic Commu-
nications
6094 BUS Digital Design
4045 Business Su-
pervision and Management
4058 College
Preparatory/Mathematics Concen-
tration
4059 College
Preparatory/Science Concentration
4100 Education Inte-
grated
4152 Integrated Aca-
demic Focus
4154 Integrated
Health Science-Related
4155 Integrated Hu-
manities
6013 MFG-Applied
Welding Technologies
1399 Music
1599 Physical Edu-
cation
4218 Science Edu-
cation

Approval of additional School Data
Entry Position at Anderson Ele-
mentary School.

Approval of the Florida Inventory of
School Houses (FISH) Certification
of Facilities Data form to be sub-
mitted to the Florida Department of
Education Office of Facilities.

Approval to donate an air compres-
sor to the Dixie County Board of
County Commissioners. This air
compressor is obsolete and would
cost more to repair than it is worth.
Brand Name: Speed Aire
Model Number: 5Z699B
Serial Number: 2/T/2002 -
1730018


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

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
below.

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 es-
tate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION 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
IS BARRED.

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

Personal Representatives:
Mark A. Avera, 209 NW 117th Way,
Gainesville, FL 32607

Lance F. Avera, PO box 2579,
Gainesville, FL 32602

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Acceptance of report No. 2009-
134, a Financial, Operational, and
Federal Single Audit of Dixie Coun-
ty District School Board, for the
Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2008
as presented by the Auditor Gener-
al, State of Florida.

Approval of the following substi-
tutes as designated for the 2008-
2009 school year:

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER/AIDE
Tracy Collins
Lorena M. Givens
Kimberly Lander'
Karleen Stinnette

Approval of the following volun-
teers for the 2008-2009 School
Year. They have completed the
Volunteer Application, have been
checked against the FDLE Sexual
Offender/Predator 'Registry by our
staff, and have been verified by the
Dixie County Sheriff's Office as
having no record.
Haley Herring
Emily Hatcher

Approval Of Warrant Register num-
bers: 45773-45857; 45858; 45859-
45913
Motion by Glenn Osteen, second
by David Keen and unanimously
approved by the School Board to
adjourn.
Attest:
Signed:
Mark A. Rains, Superintendent
Timothy W. Alexander, Chairman


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER 15-2009-CP-
000019
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF JASON
LEE RENZ, DECEASED

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
SUMMARY ADMINISTRATION

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
Jason Lee Renz, deceased, File
Number 15-2009-CO-00019, by
the Circuit Court for Dixie County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Post Office Box
1206, Cross City, FLorida 32628;
that the date of death was Novem-
ber 29, 2008; that the total value
of the estate is $70,000.00 and
that the names and addresses of
those whom it has been assigned
by such order are: '

Barbara & Larry Clemens, PO
BOX 1771, Old Town, FLorida
32680.


DIXIE COUNTY SPECIAL
EXCEPTION PETITION

NAME OF APPLICANT: RANNIE L.
AND RUTH W. RODGERS, 423 NE
83RD. AVENUE, OLD TOWN,
FLORIDA 32680.

A SPECIAL EXCEPTION IS RE-
QUESTED IN CONFORMITY WITH
THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REG-
ULATIONS TO PERMIT A R.V.
PARK ON THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED BELOW, AND IN CON-
FORMITY WITH THE SITE PLAN
DATED 4/15/09.

Begin at the Northeast comer of
Government Lot 6, Section 36,
Township 9 South, Range 13 East,
Dixie County, Florida; thence South
4 deg 14'14" East, 641.64' to the
Point of Beginning. Thence North
88 deg 26'36" East to the right of
way line of State Road #349;
thence South 01 deg 38'30" East,
along said right of way line, 265.80';
thence South 88 deg 43'56" East,
1294.16'to the East line of Govern-
ment Lot 6, thence North 4 deg
14'14" West along said Gov. Lot
line, 260.19' back to the POB.
And also: Begin at the NE cor of
Gov. Lot 6, Section 36, Township 9
South, Range 13 East, Dixie Coun-
ty, Florida; thence S 4 deg14'14" E
along said Gov Lot line 901.83' to a
concrete monument and the POB.
From said POB run N 88deg43'56"
W 1294.16' to the East ROW line of
SR#349; thence run S 1 deg38'30"
E along said ROW line 1063.20',
thence run S 89 deg50'17" E along
the N line of the George Smilnak
property 1340.30' to the East line of
Gov Lot 6, thence run N 4
degl4'14" W along said Gov Lot
line 1040.76' back to the POB.

Total acreage of land to be consid-
ered under this petition: 31.74
acres.
Present Use: none
Future Land Use Plan Map Catego-
ry: RV PARK

THE HEARING ON THIS MATTER
WILL BE HELD ON MAY 7TH AT
10:00 AM AT THE COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS' MEETING ROOM-
AT THE CROSS CITY COURT-
HOUSE, 214 NE 351 HWY, CROSS
CITY, FLORIDA.
17,18

"My mother, Southern to
the bone, once told me, "All
Southern literature can be
summed up in these words:
'On the night the hogs ate
Willie, Mama died
when she heard what
Daddy did to sister"
Pat Conroy


ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:

All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against the estate of the
decedent other than those for
whom provision for full payment
was made in the order of Summa-
ry Administration must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.

ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED. NOTWITHSTAND-
ING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE
TIME PERIO, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.

The date of the first publication of
this Notice is April 23, 2009.
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
Michael Koch, 118 E. Park Ave.
Person Giving Notice, Barbara
Clemens PO Box 1771, Old Town,
FL 32680

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"The secret of happiness is freedom.

The secret of freedom is courage."

Thucydides


DIXIE COUNTY VARIANCE
PETITION

NAME OF APPLICANT: WILLIAM 0
WOODALL, JR. (WOWI, LLC), 500
SE 256TH STREET, SUWANNEE,
FLORIDA 32692

A VARIANCE IS REQUESTED IN
CONFORMITY WITH THE LAND
DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS
TO PERMIT A VARIANCE OF EN-
CROACHMENT ON THE SET-
BACKS ON THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED BELOW, AND WITH THE
SITE PLAN DATED

LEGAL DESCRIPTION:

LOT 127, SUWANNEE SHORES
ADDITION #1, DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

TOTAL ACREAGE OF LAND TO BE
CONSIDERED UNDER THIS PETI-
TION .11 ACRE
PRESENT USE: RESIDENTIAL.

THE HEARING ON THIS MATTER
WILL BE HELD ON MAY 7TH AT
10:00 AM AT THE COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS' MEETING ROOM
AT THE CROSS CITY COURT-
HOUSE, 214 NE 351 HWY, CROSS
CITY, FLORIDA.

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Obituaries and Faith


rf Jane McKinney Hendon

Jane Reames McKinney Hendon, age 84 of Gainesville,
FL. passed away on Tuesday April 14, 2009 in Gainesville
after a brief illness. Mrs. Hendon was born in
Gainesville, October 9, 1924, to Maude and Elbert Reames,
and lived her entire life here. She graduated from
Gainesville High School in 1942 and attended the Univer-
sity of Alabama. In 1945 she married Howard Towles
McKinney who predeceased her in 2002.

Mrs. Hendon will best be remem-
bered for her kindness to others
and her strong ability to nurture
and care for those she loved, the
epitome of a true giver. She was
a homemaker, an active member
of the First Baptist Church her
entire life, a member of Phi Nl u
Sorority, Junior League, and the
Gainesville Woman's Club.

She is survived by David Hendon,
whom she married in 2004. Also, she
is survived by her four children Mike
(Cam) McKinney, Susan McKinney (Al) Moon, Steve
(Jane) McKinney and Laurel McKinney (Rick) Shelton,
all of Gainesville and stepchildren Mark (Alice) Hendon
of Keystone Heights and Sandra (Dale) Loren of Atlanta.
She is also survived by her brother Bert (Julie) Reames of
Ormond Beach, her sister-in-law Marion Cromwell of
Tequesta, and brother-in-law Norris McKinney of Cross
City, eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and
twelve step grandchildren. Also, her loving friend for
many years Annette Sutton.

There will be a visitation at the funeral home Friday
evening from 5-7PM. A Memorial Service will be held Sat-
urday April 18, 2009 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist.
Church, 425 West University Avenue Gainesville, FL.
32601. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial
contributions be made in her name to her church, or to'
Al'Z Place 3411 NW 83rd Street Gainesville, FL. 32606.
MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311
South Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361-




Luis R. Pinto

Luis R. Pinto, age 78, passed away March 29, 2009 at his
home in Dade City, FL.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Heise-Pinto.

A Memorial Service was held on April 8, 2009 at the First
Community Church in Dade City, Florida



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 this
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 Christ,
166 NE 106 Street, Cross City, Florida. You are always welcome.

Elder Ndlne Broughtin, Shepherd


First Baptist of

Steinhatchee

And yes, two weeks later and
we are still talking about
Easter? Well friends, as
Christians we do not cele-
brate Easter just one day a*
year! We celebrate JESUS'S
Resurrection all year long, 7
days a week and 24 hours a
day! This celebration never
stops for those who believe!
There would be no Resurrec-
tion without the cross, and
without the Resurrection
none of us would be saved
by grace today! Because of
HIS precious blood, shed for
our many sins, HE shows us
the promise...each of us can
be forgiven and be saved by
HIS grace. That is why we
celebrate Easter everyday!,
Nothing speaks more clearly'
of GOD'S love than the
cross. We continue to spread
the wonderful, precious
news that...JESUS IS
ALIVE!!
# We ask GOD to place a
protective hedge around
these folks and give them
love, peace and healing in
their hearts and bodies: The
Isom Chauncey Family,
Wayne Craig Family, Nancy
Emery, Pastor Jon and Jenn
Edmisten, Amy Barnes, Jes-
sica Bedford, Carolyn
Mitchell, Sherry Du Bose,
Kenny Morrow, Toshia Reed,
Toby Dickey, The entire
Holden family in the loss of
one aunt, and another aunt
and uncle still remaining in
the hospital! The Arnold
Tangub family and all the
spoken prayer request with-
in our church and communi-
ty Please begin praying now
for our Revival next month!
# We will be having a
church wide picnic at the
Gina County Park (D-trak)


on Sat. May 2 at 11:00 A. M.
The meat will be provided!
Pleasebring drinks and any-
thing that goes with B.B. Q
chicken; sausage and hot
dogs! And lots of sinful
desserts!
# Mark on your calendar,
May 17th through 20th! We
will be having a GOD filled
Revival with lots of preach-
ing, praying, praising and
singing, with Pastor Fain
Jordan! Also On May 10th
which is Mother's Day, we
will be having our "Baby
Dedication Service"! Are you
a parent or grand- parent?
Teach your children and
grand-children GODLINESS,
faith and love. Then, when
they influence their world,
they will reveal GOD to a
new generation! Let us re-
member: To guide your chil-
dren on the right way.. you
must go that way yourself.!
blessings always Sandy


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


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Edna Mae Hines


MRS. EDNA MAE HINES of Cross City passed away Sun-
day, April i9,2009 at North Florida Regional Medical Cen-
ter. She was 83. Mrs. Hines was a homemaker and a Bap-
tist.

She is survived by sons, Tim Hines of Gainesville, and
Roger Hines of Cross City; daughters, Mary Ann Mitchell
of Cross City, Barbara Downing of Old Town and Patricia
Jacobs of Old Town; sisters, Sandy Anderson and Cecile
Anderson, both of Buffalo, New York; 5 grandchildren
and 3 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at
2:00 PM at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. Wayne Allen officiating. Burial followed at Mingo
Cemetery. , .;

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


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John 12:48
Romans 16:16


Viola Dieter


MRS. VIOLA DIETER, age 89, passed away Monday,
April 13. 2009 at her home in Old Town, Florida in the
loving care of her three daughters. She was born in
Germany and came to the United States in 1959.

She is survived by her three daughters, Renate, Rosi
and Violett, and their husbands, George Smith, Bill
Richardson, and Bill Restall; 8 grandchildren and 10
great grandchildren.

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

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be',
made to Haven Hospice in Chiefland, Florida.

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


r Barbara Ann Roberts
The Service of Remembrance for Barbara Ann Roberts,
age 67, of Crystal River, Florida, was held on Saturday,
April 18, 2009 at 11:00 a. m. at the Beverly Hills Chapel of
Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory with Rev. David
Downing officiating.

She was born August 17, 1941 in, Old Town,
FL, and was the daughter of the late Niv-
en and Susie (Corbin) Keen. She died
April 14, 2009 in Crystal River, FL.
Barbara was a Christian and had
lived in Citrus County for 43 years.
She cared for children in her at VO Wi
home day care in Citrus County for -- -
over 20 years and ultimately cared .. .
for the second generation of children -:
in many families. She enjoyed hunt-
ing and fishing and was a former long-
time member of the Dixie Hunting
Club. Barbara was dedicated to her family.
and was very involved in the lives of her child grand-
children and great grandchildren. In addition to her par-
ents, Barbara was preceded in death by brother, Jerry
Keen. Survivors include 2 daughters, Edith Roberts
White and her husband Ken of Florahome, FL and Janie
Roberts McManus and her husband.Greg of Ocala, FL, a
son, Don Roberts and his wife Dee Dee of Fanning
Springs, FL, 2 sisters, Mary Barber and her husband Ben
of Old Town, FL, and Joyce Jones and her husband Bobby
of Old Town, FL, 8 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren
and one soon to be Great Grandchild. She is also sur-
vived by her former husband Dr. W L. Roberts of
Gainesville, FL.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Beverly
Hills Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory


Remember this week to prat
for the sick, bereaved, and'.
especially the lost. God will
bless you for it. Next Sun-
day, invite a friend to Sun-
day School and Church with
you. If you know someone .
who wasn't there today, call-
them and tell them you love'
them and missed them and'
invite them back to worship,
with us. Your invitation
could be the reason they :
turn their hearts over to :
God. It could be just the in-
vitation they've been waiting
for. How the Heavens would
rejoice.

We want our visitors to
know how special they are tb
us and we pray that you
were made to feel welcome
and loved and went away
saying it wals good to be in
the House of the Lord. If
you're just passing through,
we invite you back anytime:
and if you're looking for a
church home, we invite you
to share ours. If we can help
you in any way, just call on-,
us.


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. h
Elder Nadine Broughtin, Shepherd


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C6untrysifde Chapel Pentecostal
Church
.10093 NE 349 Hwy
Rev. Calvin Conner, Pastor
Old Town, FL 352-542-8831
Sunday Morning Worship 11Am
Evening 6PM, Wed. 7 pm Bible Study


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


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Calvary Temple Assembly of God
Suwannee Lumber Road Cross City
"Join Us ForAVRit, Stay For A Lfetime"
Sunday Worship 10:30 A
Wednesday Evening Senrice 7P
Kid Church-Ages3.58 6-12
Pastor Jim Hurst
(352) 498-3023


First Baptist Church of Old Town Old Town United Methodist Church
'Weloone To God's House Won't You Come OnIn" 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 Hitm"
Wednesday Bible Study 7P Sunday Worship 9:30A
Knock & the door wll open, seek & you willfind, ask & you will be Church School 11A, f
Pastor Royce Hanshew Pastor Rev. Carl Rainear L S'-
(352) 542-7050 (352) 542-7954

First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee Old Town Church of God Cross City Church of Christ
Riverside Drive Steinhatchee Welcomes You To Come & Worship With Us 5237 52 NE 147th St (McArthur St.)
Lighthouse On The Gulf i Sunday School 10:00A Sunday Bible Study-10:00 A
Sunday School 10AW Morning Worship 11A Sunday Morning Worship- 11:OA SuMorndang Worhipe Study- 1:00 A
Evening Worship-6P Sunday Evening Worship 6:OOP Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7:00 P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P Awana 6:30 Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00P Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7:00 P
Pastor Leon Holden Pastor Troy Hare
(352) 498-2108 (352) 542-8222 a

F Refuge Church of God Scrub Creek Baptist Church Cross City Church of God
P. 0. Box 1511, Cross City, FL 32628 Located 6 Miles East on CR 351 Kenneth Street Cross City
Pastor Ruby L Graham A Friendly Church WithAWelcome Spirit" "Prqclalming The Full Gospel For All People"
Children's Church 10:30A Morning Worship 10:30A
352-498-2892 Bible Study 9:45A-WorshipService-11A Evening Worship 6:30PI
PraBible Study Tues 7:30 Church Training 6P -Evening Worshioi- 7P Wednesday FamilyTraining HourAdult & Teen Minriistr,
Prase/Worship Thursday 7:30 Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P Bos Brigade & Girs Club 7:OOP
Noon Day Service starts atNoon Pastor Archie Knowles Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey, Pastor
(352) 498-5535 (352) 498-3280

First United Methodist Church Seventh-Day Adventist Church Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Churcl?
22 NE 138th St Cross City Cross Cit 100 Parker Street Cross City
Open Hea rts, Open Minds, Open Doos ty In the Heart of Dixie Co.. with Dixie Co. at Heart!
The People ofThe Unied Methodist Church 'Welcomes You Where Jesus is Lord" SundaySchool 10A Morning Worship -H11A
Sabbath School 9:30A* Morning Worship 11A Children's Church Ages 3-7 .
Sunday School 9:45A Morning Worship 11A Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30P Sunday Evening 7:00 pm a
Wednesday -Adult Choir 7:30P Wed. Family Night- 7:30P Youthquake & Kid's Clubl
Pastor Rev. Glenda Brayman Pastor Bill Schnorbus Pastor Paul & Louise Tyson *
(352) 498-3420 H (352) 498-3258 C (352) 498-5674 (352) 498-0736
.... Harvest Winds Ministries Faith Baptist Church
1 mile South of Cross City Hwy 19 CR 55A (Between Cross City & Old Town)
Sunday School 10:15 'The Church With An Open Door"
Church 11:00 Sunday School- 9:45A- Morning Worship 11A
Weds. Morning Prayer Mid-Week Bible Study Wednesday- 7P
Pastor Charles & Jackie Bechtold Rev. Jackie Pettry, 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
'AChurch You Can Call Home everyone: Love the brother-
Sunday-Morning Prayer 9:15A. Sunday School 9:45A of oi f Sunday School 10A* Morning Worship 11A
Morning Worship 11A' Evening Worship7P hood of believers, fear God, Sunday Children's Church 11A
Wednesday-Prayer Meeting7P. honor the kin Sunday Evening 7P Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Bible Study, Mission Friends, RA's, GA's honor the kIng.
Pastor- Wayne Allen 1 Peter 2:17 Rev. Marvn & Janice Parsley
(352) 498-5617 (352) 498-3366
lMcrabbBaptOs Church ,Holy Cross Catholic Mission [Ro 1318] Let nb' debt Iemain
7391 NE 349 Hwy--Comer of 349N/351A Hwy 19 South of Cross City outstanding, except the
Bruce Sullivan, Pastor, Mass- Sundays- 11:30 am outstanding, except the
Old Town: 542-2207 Confessions-Sundays 10:45-11:15am continuing debt to love one
CCD Every Wednesday 6:00 7:15 pm
Sunday School 9:45 AM; Church 11:00 am At S John the Evangelist in Chlefland another, for he who loves his ;
Sunday night 6:00 P Discpleshlp Training 700 pm Svc. Grades Pre-K thru High School
Wednesdaynight 5:30-8:00-AWANA fellowman has fulfilled the laW.'
Wednesday Night 7.:00O PM Bible Study Rosary Every Tuesday 3:00 pm
Van Ministry Bro. Foy Cell 356-2294 (352) 493-9723


We love you and ask that
you pass this on.
God Will Bless You


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FAITH BAPTIST
CHURCH NEWS

What a beautiful Lord's Day
we had today. Only God
could send us such perfect
weather on His Day. Our
crowd was large, Bro. Jackie
delivered two great mes-
sages that God had laid on
his heart, the special music
was very special in both ser-
vices and the Spirit was
moving among us. If you
missed either service today,
you truly missed a blessing.

Friday, May 1st, there will be
a Men's Rally at Middle
Florida Baptist Assembly.
Ground in MayBro. Char-
lie Walker will be the speak-
er. All men are strongly
urged to attend. Take a
friend, neighbor, relative or
co-worker with you. For
more information, contact
your pastor, or your deacons.
Supper will be served before
the meeting.


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On Saturday, April 18th, the Dixie County Historical Society hosted the centennial
celebration for the "Old" Old Town Elementary School. The event wag held on the
old school grounds. In the auditorium Preston Chavous. Harvard Burnery, Larrt
Cawley and Joe Knetsch gave presentations on our area's history Live music was
also played throughout the event, courtesy of Mother's Prayer and Big Cypress
Bluegrass.
Also, during the celebration, the winners of an essay and poster contest entitled
"Why I Love Living in Dixie County" were announced, with prizes being awarded to
the winning youths. The selected essays were written by Dylan Hall (1st place),
Jillian Anderson (2nd place), and Nathan Hicks (3rd place), The winning posters in
the contest were created by Scott Bordine (1st place), Brooklyine Lee (2nd place),
and Kayla Smith (3rd place).
Not only did the old school's centennial have music, prizes, and a free history les-
son, but there were plenty of great things to eat as well. In addition, many local
folks were selling everything from wood carvings and toy swords, to soap. With so
much great stuff in one place, I sure hope you didn't miss it; because the next one
won't be for another hundred years.


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