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2009 Dixie County Advocate


Publishing News and events for Dixie County, Every Week, Without Fall, Since July 1, 1921
Thursday, July 23, 2009
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Minimum

Wage

Increases

July 24th
Florida's minimum wage
goes up to $7.25 per hour on
Friday to sync'with the fed-
eral rate. (Don't spend it all
in one place, now,)


Dixie Man

Suspected of

Multi-County

Theft Spree
Donald Bernier, of Old
Town, was arrested a few
weeks ago in Chiefland's
Wal Mart for shoplifting.
The Levy County Sheriff's
office was called in and a
photo line up with burglary
victims from Alachua
County positively identified
Bernier as a suspect and he
was charged with that bur-
glary The Lafayette Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office expects
to charge him with several
residential burglaries in
Lafayette County. Bernier
is believed to have been fol-
lowing the "style" of
Michael Hackle and Cody
Prigeon, who were break-
ing into apparently vacant
homes and taking "untrace-
able" items. Those two
were also charged with
multiple burglaries.
Bernier was being held in
the Levy County Jail.


Smoked Chicken at the Martin's


* A fire Thursday af-
ternoon at one of
Marvin Martin's
Pilgrim's Pride
chicken houses
caused multiple
fowl fatalities.

Sadly the barn was
occupied when the
fire broke out, and
as firefighters were
fighting the blaze,
bodies of dead and
dying laying hens
who managed to es-
cape the inferno lit-
tered the ground.
Flames as high as
120 feet were report-
ed and Dixie Coun-
ty EMS called out


resources from all
over the area to help
fight the fire.

Some of the more in-
telligent feathered es-
capees could be seen
fleeing into the near-
by woods, while most
huddled under a
nearby shelter, panti-
ng with heat and
panic. The fire tried
to start up again lat-
er during the week-
end, but was quickly
doused by the fire de-
partment.
The cause of the fire
is under investiga-
tion.


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Dixie's Unemployment skyrockets


According to a report re-
leased by the State of
Florida Agency for Work-
force Innovation, Dixie
County's Unemployment
rate jumped to 11.2% from
7.2% this same time last
year. The rate jumped
over half a percent in the
month between May and
June of 2009.

The report says that 632
people are listed as unem-
ployed in June of this
year, compared to 399 last
year. Dixie ranked 21st.
out of 67 of counties with
the highest unemployment
rates. Flagler was #1,
with 15.5%.

Dixie's rate is two points
higher than Gilchrist Coun-
ty, whose unemployment for
last month was only 9.5%.
Gilchrist County also saw a
huge jump from May to
June, at .8%.


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Levy County is also suffer-
ing, with a rate slightly
higher than Dixie's at 11.4%.
Taylor County's rate actual-
ly dropped slightly from
May to June, going from
10.3% to 10.2%.

Lafayette County seems to
be avoiding the pinch, com-


ing in as one of the lowest
rates, state-wide at just
7.3%, even better than
Alachua County's 7.4%.

For more information on
Agency for Workforce Inno-
vation programs, go to
www.FloridaJobs.org.


County to take attorney applications


Following a request by at-
torney Michael Osteen, who
recently opened up shop at
the Post Office in Cross City,
and a motion made by Gene
Higginbotham, the County
Commission agreed Thurs-
day to take applications for


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the County Attorney posi-
tion in September.

Thursday's meeting was
otherwise uneventful. Com-
missioner Troy Johnson
wasn't present because he
had gone to take a child to
college. Chairman
Marvin Hunt and
the Commission
approved an Octo-
ber hayride event
in Jena, voted
against a subordi-
nation agreement
for Dwayne Mertz
pending further in-


formation, and got updates
on current road construc-
tion.

Phil Bishop told the Com-
mission that road paving ef-
forts have been hampered
on 346A due to the bad
weather, bt that work was
expected to re-commence as
soon as possible.

EMS Director Tim Alexan-
der reported that his office
had fielded 209 calls in June
and that billing and collec-
tions are "on track:"


"Coach" David Sheppard,
long-time PE. coach and
teacher at Anderson Ele-
mentary school, was killed
on Friday at Rocky Creek
near Steinhatchee.

Coach Sheppard was snor-
keling for scallops when he
was hit by a pontoon boat
operated by a family from
Ocala with six children on-
board. The family pulled
him on board, but emer-
gency medical personnel
were not able to save him.

His mother, Mary Keating
Taylor, who taught music
at Anderson Elementary,
suffered two heart attacks
afterwards. According to
the family, she is expected
to be released Tuesday from
the hospital.


Photo & Story by Jerry
Prater

Early on the morning on
Sunday, July 19, fire broke
out at a small travel trailer
in the yard adjacent to the
residence of Fred M. Down-
ling, a 92 year-old world War
II veteran living on SE 29th
Avenue in Cross City.


Coach Sheppard taught gen-
erations of Dixie County
students since the 70's. He
will be greatly missed. His
funeral service will be
Wednesday at 2:00.


Mr. Dowling called 911 and
then fought the fire with a
garden hose until the Cross
City Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment arrived.

Quick action by the owner
and the fire department
kept the fire from spread-
ing; however, the trailer was
totally destroyed.


Veteran's Memorial Re-Opens


On July 20, 1989, Neil Arm- We felt with all of these new
strong and Buzz Aldren be- precautions, it was safe to
came the first Americans to reopen the monument.
walk on the moon. It
seemed to be a fitting date The United Sons of the Con-
for the United federacy, along
Sons of the with the Dixie
Confederacy ~. County Color
to reopen the Guard, and
"All Veteran's certain mem-
Memorial". bers of the
Repairs were 1 American Le-
made after gion, Post 383,
the last act of family, raised
vandalism the colors at
and theft. approximately
Thanks to the 1:00 p.m. on
generous do- i Monday to the
nations of f:" tune of "To the
Wal-Mart for Colors". As
replacing the the flags were
fountain, Paul' raised, one in-
and Pam Edwin Brody Lathrop, Lane dividual
Johnson and Corporal, who Is being stopped his ve-
an anonymous deployed August 1st to hide in the medi-
donor for the Afghanistan. He saw the cere- an of Hwy 19,
new, brighter se- money and stopped to help. stepped out and
curity light (in- saluted the col-
cluding the wiring). Hope- ors. Bless you, Mr. Ameri-
fully, the sheriffs depart- can!!!
ment will be able to see bet-
ter, and not so hopefully, the See VETERANS, page 5
vandals will see better! Ha!


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Viewpoints


is the honeymoon over?


It is said that a newly-elected president will enjoy a "honey-
moon" for approximately the first one hundred days of his
first term in office. By this, it is meant that Congress, and
members of the opposing party in particular, will go out of
their way to avoid doing anything confrontational.

Of course, it doesn't always work that way. Among the ex-
ceptions that come to mind, when President George H.W
Bush first took office, he nominated former Republican Sen-
ator John Tower as secretary of defense. The Senate, con-
trolled by Democrats at the time, refused to confirm Tower
for what were obviously partisan differences, clearly a
breach of protocol.

However, Barack Obama has enjoyed a most congenial rela-
tionship with both houses of Congress for a lot longer than
just his first 100 days in office. If conventional honeymoons
had that kind of staying power we'd all be a lot better off,
but that's another matter entirely

In any event, what would be good for conventional honey-
moons isn't necessarily good for the country. Not that there's
anything wrong with a president working with Congress in
the country's best interests, but that's not what's been hap-
pening since Obama took office. Our new chief executive
seems to have brought Chicago politics to-Washington with
him, and Chicago politics is not even good for Chicago, let
alone the whole country

The most recent outrage is the so-called "cap-and-trade" leg-
islation that amounts to a tax on just about everything but
the air we breathe--and I'm not too certain that even the at-
mosphere is beyond the reach of the control freaks in our
nation's capital, as I believe the stated purpose of this bill is
to clean up the air. Of course, that's something we've been
doing for decades without ruining the economy in the
process....

The cap-and-tax fiasco got through the House of Representa-
tives on a close vote, thanks to a few liberal Republicans and
too few principled Democrats. How it will fare in the Senate
remains to be seen, but it's got me worried.

A better bit of news is that a substantial number of House
members are in favor of legislation that would require
Chrysler and General Motors to restore dealerships that
were closed as part of their bankruptcy proceedings. We're
not talking about dealerships that were failing, we're talking
about dealerships that were operating at a profit. When this
happens, it shuts down a local business and people who had
good-paying jobs suddenly find themselves unemployed. It's
bad enough when that happens to a business that can't oper-
ate in the black, but when it happens to hn auto dealership
that's making money, that's decidedly not in the public inter-
est.

Before government got involved in "saving" Chrysler and
GM because they were "too big to fail," that wouldn't have
happened, and so Congress wouldn't have had any basis for
becoming involved. But as long as government is part owner
and very much involved with the operation of these manu-
facturing giants, Congress might as well do something to
benefit the little guy for a change.

President Obama doesn't like the idea, and Senate Majority
Leader Harry Reid says it doesn't look so good to him, either.
The reason is simply that some representatives have auto
dealerships that have been shut down in their districts. Fail-
ure to at least make an effort to restore these businesses
would be bad for their prospects of getting re-elected next
year. Senators, on the other hand, have entire states as their
constituencies and only a third of them will be up for re-
election in 2010, and President Obama will not face the vot-
ers again until 2012.

Thus, the prospects don't look all that good for a bill to re-
store the involuntarily shut down auto dealerships. Even if
Nancy Pelosi lets it get through the House, it's not likely that
Reid will even let it come to a vote in the Senate, and after
that, there's the thus far unspoken threat of a presidential
veto.
So, is the honeymoon over? Probably not, and
there's certainly no separation in sight; but this might at
least be the newlyweds' first significant falling out.


It's a good day to dye


"' bY Ka"thy McKinney
SI'm writing a book. No, really, I am. Not with
S" 'the intent of publishing it, but just because it
seems like a waste if I don't. I write about
1,200 words a week right here, and I read somewhere that
the average modern novel is around 50,000 words. If I just
added a few hours a week to my writing schedule, at the end
of the year I'd have a whole book! See what I mean? Now
that I've done the actual math, I feel like a total slacker that
I haven't written at least one already. I could put it on my
business cards: novelist. That"has a nice ring to it--and like
daddy says, with that and a dollar, you can get a cup of cof-
fee. But really, what on earth have I been wasting my time
-on?


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the budget deficit. It's an easy thing to throw'out there, but
the follow-through is a killer. Most people you talk to will
nod at you politely and then as soon as yohi walk away think
to themselves, "Get me some hip boots 'cause it's getting re-
ally deep in here."

The medical monstrosity that's making it's way through the
legislative progress is thicker than that average 50,000 word
novel. And much like my murder mystery, darned few peo-
ple are going to read it. I've glanced through it myself, and I
think that congress would have done better to hire the
author of the gay hairdresser novels to write it. It's scarier
than any Stephen King novel I've ever read, even Salem's
Lot, and that's saying well, a....lot.


"Writing a book Is an adventure.
To begin with, It Is a toy and an
amusement; then It becomes a
mistress, and then it becomes a
master, and then a tyrant. The
last phase Is that just as you are
about to be reconciled to your
tavirtude. vou kill the monster.


That's what the book is going to be...a murder
yarn. Literally A murder, with yarn. And dye- and fling hi
ing. And spinning. Nothing earth shatteringly
profound or intellectual, but one of those
themed murder mysteries that I like to grab
from the library when my brain just feels to tired to tackle
anything else. You know, murders solved by a caterer, and
the book includes recipes, or the series where the blood-
hound trainer solves mysteries (I love those!)...there are
even several knitting series out there. There's even one
called "A body to dye for" about a gay hairdresser who
solves crimes. I came across that particular book looking to
make sure that I wasn't using somebody else's title. If Ama-
zon is reasonably correct, there aren't any "brainless" mys-
teries about spinners or dyers, so I thought I'd write one for
myself. Literally, for myself, because the odds of anybody
else ever reading it are almost zero.

As you can probably tell from the rest of the paper, I really
have an almost impossible time resisting a cheesy headline
or a pun, and possible titles are just as likely to lead me off
into Tackyland. Something like, "Died in the wool." With
fiber and murder, the possibilities are wide open, but I think
I'm liking "It's a good day to dye." It always reminds me of
Klingons going into battle...and maybe one of those days
when you get up and notice those pesky grey roots poking
through the brown. Not me, you understand, but some peo-
ple. Old people. Older than me people with grey hair. I'm
just sayin'.

Saying you're writing a book is alot like saying you're going
to hand out "free" medical care without adding anything to


DEAR EDITOR:

Hi! My name is Tia Lee, I'm
four or five pounds, with
short black hair, a terrier,
and was wearing a red col-
lar, but no tags.

I liked to sneak off when I
could, and loved to hunt
something I could chase, or
find someone's bones, or
something to eat--especially
some scraps that were dis-
carded. I'm a very lovable
dog and got along well with
other animals. I did them
no harm and they were all
my friends.

On Monday morning, July
6th, I was let out, and appar-
ently I ran away We have
checked the fields and the
yards, posted signs and
gone door to door.

We are still looking for her
any way we can. It is such a
mystery how she disap-
peared.

Maybe you saw her down
the road, or near a highway,
or maybe she came to your
place looking for food or
somewhere to sleep. What-
ever the reason, you picked
her up because you cared.

She has been gone long
enough and missed so awful-
ly much that it is time for
her to come home.

Any information on Tia Lee,
either dead or alive, please
give us a call at 542-2254.


Thank you,
Tia Lee's Family


Backlash of the Basics

By William Warren
A backlash of prodigious
proportions is sweeping the
nation, inching ever closer to
a White House and Congress,
both hell-bent on turning the
United States into a dimly lit,
dingy shanty on hill.

The backlash is about the ba-
sics. And it's basically about
Constitutional safeguards-
or, increasingly, the lack
thereof.

One of those leading the
charge and getting back to
the basics-i.e., the funda-
mental principles of the
American Republic itself-is
Senator Tom Coburn, M.D.
(R-OK), an individual who
has proven himself a fierce
advocate for the US Constitu-
tion time and time again.

In what might, in a well-or-
dered world, be perceived as
"well, duh" legislation, Sena-
tor Coburn recently intro-
duced a bill requesting that
Congress do one simple
thing and one thing alone:
simply explain how any ac-
tion it undertakes is autho-
rized by the Constitution. As
the Senator said:

"A major reason why we
are facing tough economic
challenges is because Con-
gress has ignored our found-
ing documents which are de-
signed to limit its role. Until
we reconnect Congress with
its limited and enumerated
powers we will.never put our
nation back on a sustainable
fiscal course. This bill is im-
portant because too many
members of Congress be-
lieve they know best and no


One of the more horrifying provisions of
the bill will force all seniors to undergo
MANDATORY "end of life" counselling,
every five years, whether they're sick or
not. The bill mandates that topics like re-
fusing antibiotics and tube feeding be cov-
ered. If you are sick or in a nursing
home, you have to do the counselling more
often than that.


SIt doesn't take much imagination to forsee
n out to the public." tlat these "counselling" sessions forced
-WInston Churchlll onto our parents and grandparents by a
government who will be footing their med-
ical bills will become brainwashing guilt
trips about "not being a bother." Government paid "Coun-
sellors" will encourage elders to refuse treatment to limit
costs. It's only a hop, skip and a jump away from that to
"humane euthanasia" in the name of the "public good." It
makes me wonder if the attitude of the "counsellor" when
you show up for the second five-year meeting will be, "Hey,
are you still here, grandma? Don't you know you're old and
expensive? Here's a brochure on assisted suicide." Does no
one remember Soylent Green? Have we sunk so low as a na-
tion as to sell out our parents' lives for "free" health
insurance?

Maybe I'll take the three paragraphs-I told you it was a
work in progress, I didn't say how much progress-- I've writ-
ten so far on my book and just call it quits. My book would
have been a fantasy, something for light reading on a slow
summer day. The murder would have been play-pretend and
the paper homicide victims wouldn't have felt a thing. But I
think I've been outclassed. I can't imagine that I could ever
write anything more frightening or pulse-pounding than the
government's planned version of "It's a good day to die,
grandpa."

When Washington bureaucrats and bean-counters take over
with their gigantic "reform" novel, how long will it be be-
fore our parents and grandparents begin to die, not in
fiction, but in earnest?


longer need to consult the
document that is their foun-
dational legal authority."

In other, perhaps more blunt
words: "What gives you the
right?" The request is as pro-
found as it should be per-
functory

Congress' right to do any-
thing-and government's as
well-is wholly derived from
the U.S. Constitution. More-
over, any right not specifical-
ly delegated.to Congress is
reserved "to the States re-
spectively, or the people."
This is known as the "Enu-
merated Powers Clause" as
spelled out clearly by the
10th Amendment.

Nevertheless, it seems those.
in Washington can't read-or
at least practice what the so-
cial scientists call selective
perception-when it comes
to their occasional perusal of
the document each and every
one of them once swore to
support and defend.

Simply put; their actions go
far beyond the limited
purview granted in the Con-
stitution. And not just via il-
legal means, but extralegal
means as well.

The Federal Reserve wields
power to make currency ex-
pressly granted to Congress
under Article I, Section 8.
Even such entities like the
Department of Education,
the FCC, and the various fed-
eral alphabet agencies are
entities that, Constitutional-
ly-speaking, are specifically
"reserved to the States re-
spectfully, or to the people."
(yes, I know I'm repeating
myself, but Congress just
can't seem to get it). '


IFortunately, Dr.
OR c ? Coburn is not
T alone in his
hLL J disgust for the
Mo ever-expand-
\JP0. ? ing, self-or-
drained role of
is the Federal
sc' Government-
so nor is the back-
c .ti lash limited to
a few rebel-
lious senators
with a pen-
chant for an-
noying liberals (a practice
otherwise known as "sup-
porting and defending the
Constitution").

Dozens of individual states
have likewise taken steps to
reassert their own 10th
Amendment rights and state
sovereignty. Among those
that have introduced and/or
passed resolutions telling the
Federal Government to back
off and get back to the basics
are Massachusetts, North
Carolina, Ohio, Minnesota,
and Texas, to name a few..

It is by no means a sheer co-
incidence that 2009 has wit-
nessed a shocking number of
states-red,'blue, and in-be-
tween-and countless indi-
viduals, rising up to declare
their sovereignty as granted
by the 10th Amendment of
the Constitution.

Under normal circum-
stances, states and individu-
als wouldn't feel such a
pressing need to reassert this
pithy, 28-word paragraph of
the U.S. Constitution. The
circumstances today, howev-
er, are anything but normal.
And that's why, in the eyes of
a rapidly growing number of
Americans, the collectivist,
statist agenda of the Big
Government powers in
Washington is a real and di-
rect threat to the very
essence and mission of the
United States-emphasis
added.

Government has gotten too
big. Luckily, the backlash
promises to be even bigger.

William Warren is a
Contributing Editor of ALG
News Bureau.


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Well, the plan was to spend my weekend spin-
ning up the last of a few pounds of corriedale
wool I bought on Ebay and then dyeing it on
Sunday. It's going to be a cardigan when it
grows up. Or maybe a shawl, I'm not sure. I've
never done dyeing on such a large scale before,
and it's pretty exciting. (OK, hush, I have three
kids. I don't get out much. Do I mock your
Dale Earnhart collection?)


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Outdoors & Law


Thursday July 23, 2009


7-13-2009

WHITLEY, SHAWN BERNARD,
28, HILL
FALSE IMPRISONMENT ES.
BATTERY

JUVENILE, 16
KING
VOP (GRAND THEFT)

7-14-2009

SMITH, DAVID GENE, 33
CLARK
VOP- LISTED CHEMICAL

CARTER, CHARLTON LAN-
DO, 33
MATHIS
LEVY CO VOP

WESSELY, DAVID, 47
R. MATHIS
DISORDERLY CONDUCT
FAIL TO OBE POLICE
RESIST W/O VIOLENCE

MARSHALL, SCOTT DAVID,
40
CHEWNING
VOP

GONZALEZ, MANDY MARIE,
20, HOUSED FOR GILCHRIST

7-15-2009

YARRELLS, CLYDE 18
SGT. SUTTON
VOP- POSS CONT SUB
VOP-GRAND THEFT


CAMPBELL, CASSANDRA
LYNN, 23
SUTTON
LEVY CO VOP- GRAND
THEFT

SMITH, MELANIE S, 34
DEPUTY SULLIVAN
WARRANT ARREST- POSS OF
LISTED CHEMICAL

7-16-2009

ROBERTS, COREY LEE, 27
J. HOOVER
DWLS/R

HART, CYNTHIA PAULINE, 44
L. BRANNIN
AGGRAV. BATTERY ES.

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DISORDERLY INTOX
RESISTING W/O VIOLENCE

7-19-2009

PARKER, FRANCIS
ROBERT,51
SIMMONS
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dle Florida event is sched-
uled for October 15-22, 2009
beginning at
the Spirit of
the Suwannee
Music Park in "
Live Oak and of Paddl
concluding at is that pa
Manatee
Springs State each ni
Park in
Gilchrist Coun- th
ty. Last
year's inaugur- nat
al event hosted
160 paddlers on
the 123-mile,
seven-day excursion.

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camping is at the Suwannee
River State Park Lafayette
Blue Springs State Park,
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Resort & Campground, Ivey
Memorial' Park, Gornto
Springs, and finally Fanning
Springs State Park.

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tion is capped
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e Flrlda events dlers. The reg-
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rticipants camp begins at $300
ghton the river, per adult, $275
tr* Immersing for senior
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ral experience". dren and in-
cludes a T-
shirt, boat de-
cal, camping,
maps and riv-
er descriptions and enter-
tainment/activities for the
paddlers.

"Paddle Florida allows
novice and experienced pad-
dlers alike to explore parts
of natural north Florida
that few natives or tourists
have ever experienced," said
Bill Richards, organizer of
Paddle Florida "A unique
feature of Paddle Florida
events is that participants
camp each night on the riv-
er, truly immersing them-
selves in the natural experi-
ence. At each campsite, pad-
dlers are treated to profes-
sionally catered meals,
campfires, professional mu-
sical entertainment, and
other surprises," added
Richards.

Paddle Florida is held in co-
operation with the Florida
Park Service and the
Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District. These two
organizations, through part-
nerships with both the pub-
lic and private sectors, have
created the 171-mile Suwan-
nee River Wilderness Trail.

For more additional details
information, go to www.pad-
dleflorida.org or call Bill
Richards at 352.377.8342.


DIIE S 'JIL LO


Les Hall, Live Oak, FL
NRA Certified Firearms Instructor
Retired Law Enforcement Officer
email: les@hallsfirearmtraining.com


ifrat /tNers

By Bonnie Wilson
As the temperatures contin-
ue to rise, I find myself go-
ing from my home to the car
and to the office with my
air-conditioning comforts
on high. Whatever did we do
before a/c was invented?

Dusty my blue-eyed wonder
horse looks for shade in his
pasture and the comforts of
his fan-blowing stall. As I
feed him on this particular
day, I think about our won-
derful trail rides that we
have shared and we discuss
this over his dinner. We are
both longing for cooler
weather and more saddle
time together. This brings to
mind another of our excel-
lent places to ride.

O'Leno State Park really has
it all. The Santa Fe River
goes underground in O'Leno
State Park and reemerges
over three miles away in
River Rise State Park as a
circular pool before resum-
ing its journey to the
Suwannee River. Surround-
ed by quiet woods and beau-
tifully shaded, long winding
trails that will leave you
breathless from the moment
you start until the very end.
There is plenty of wild life
to keep you amazed; white-
tailed deer are thicker than
fleas on a hound dog. It's not
uncommon to. find deer at
the trailhead in the.early
morning hours. I'm no ex-
pert on deer, I've always
thought if a deer had no
antlers it was a doe. Not
true. A friend told me that
deer lose their antlers in
January and grow new ones
by July or August. I have
seen antlers in the forest
while riding but really nev-
er gave it much thought. It
seems our squirrelly little
furry friends gather these
antlers up and eat them to
provide the necessary calci-
um for their bones. I guess a


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local visit to a Wal-Mart
store to buy calcium tablets
as we do, is a little out of
their area of possibilities.

You, your family, and your
faithful four-legged buddy
can explore over 20 miles of
trails and end the day camp-
ing overnight. Located near
the entrance to the park, the
horse camp has primitive
campsites, restrooms/bath-
house and a 20-stall horse
barn are available on a first-
come-first-served basis.
Equestrian fees and camp-
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sion. Proof of negative Cog-
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trailhead is located off Hwy
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you must go to the main
park to register and get the
combination to the gate.
The main park is located on
Hwy 441, and is just 6 miles
north of High Springs.
($6.00 per horse fee.plus
$4.00 /person/night camp-
ing fees.)

After a morning ride and a
great lunch and terrific con-
versation, it's time to take
another ride. But this one is
different, no horses re-
quired. Your horse can wait
safely in a stall until you
come back for him. This
ride is on the Santa Fe River
by kayak or canoe. Several
of our club members bring
along their kayaks in order
to enjoy the river while let-
ting the horses cool off and
relax during the midday It's
also a scenic view but of a
different type. It will make
great conversation for our
evening campfire. It too will
leave you motivated and
wondering why you have
not done this before. By the
way, don't forget the marsh-
mallows.
Until next time, happy
trails!


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FATALITIES
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SProgram for high-risk victims
now available In 11
county locations

TALLAHASSEE, FL Attor-
ney General Bill McCollum
today announced the expan-
sion of a program to address
rising numbers of fatal do-
mestic violence cases in
Florida. The Intimate Vio-
lence Enhanced Services
Team (InVest) program is
specially desiY~i te provide
intensive preventiO and
protection 9rl1
services to do-
mestic abuse Don
victims iden-
tified as at
high risk for Ab
fatal attacks.
Co-sponsored
by the Attor- Ho
ney General's
Office and the
Florida Coali- 1-800-5
tion Against
Domestic Vio-
lence (FCADV) and funded
by the Victims of Crime Act
through the Attorney Gener-
al's Office, the program will
now open six new county lo-
cations.

"I am proud to promote this
program, which has and will
continue to save lives," said
Attorney General McCol-
lum. "The InVest model has
already proven a successful
example of the power of co-
operation and victims of
domestic violence will be
better served by these addi-
tional resources."

InVest was modeled after a
successful program to ad-
dress this crisis in the City
of Jacksonville. The Duval
program had been responsi-
ble for a 30 percent decrease
in the first year in domestic
violence homicides and an
average 46 percent decrease
over seven years. The pro-
gram was expanded last year
to locations in Alachua, Du-
val, Orange, St. Lucie and
Seminole counties and will


now also be located in
Broward, Collier, Pasco,
Pinellas, Sarasota and
Suwannee counties.

"We applaud Attorney Gen-
eral McCollum's leadership
is reducing domestic
violence homicides in Flori-
da. There has been an in-
crease in domestic
violence homicides in Flori-
da, and FCADV is thrilled
that our top law enforcement
officer in the state is leading
the charge to attack this
problem," said Tiffany Carr,
President and CEO of the
Florida Coalition Against
Domestic Violende.

In each of the participating
counties, InVest's coordinat-
ed response teams com-
prised of law enforcement,
domestic vio-
lence advo-
iestic cates and oth-
er community
partners are
use reviewing
and identify-
ing cases with
line high likeli-
hi hood of fatali-
ties. The
j00-1119, teams make
contact with
the victims;
refer
the victims and any chil-
dren to safe and useful ser-
vices; and make personal
contact with abusers to en-
sure the abuser knows he or
she is being closely moni-
tored by law enforcement.

Since its expansion last
year, the InVest program has
reviewed hundreds of do-
mestic violence cases and
has provided services to
over 265 survivors of
domestic violence who are
at risk for being murdered
by their batterer. More than
1325 hours of counseling
have already been provided
and 118 InVest participants
received relocation services
in one fiscal year.

Assistance and referrals for
victims of domestic abuse
can be reached 24 hours a
day statewide by calling the
toll-free Domestic Abuse
SHotline at 1-800-500-1119.


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weighing to at T7bs. 60o., 20.5 inches.
The Lord has blessed them.

Legion Family Raising Funds for Recovering Heroes

The American Legion family is calling on all Americans to
help purchase comfort items for troops recovering in U.S.
military hospitals and warrior transition units around the
world through its Operation Comfort Warriors campaign.
"The government does a good job of providing the es-
sentials," said American Legion National Commander -
David K. Rehbein. "Through Operation Comfort Warriors
we have been able to provide items that usually don't ap-
pear in the budget, such as personal sweat suits, I-Pods,
DVDs, phone calling cards and other comfort items. The
American Legion family is challenging its members,
friends and, in fact, all people, to give to those who have al-
ready given us so much. These gifts provide welcome dis-
tractions to the tediousness that often accompanies pro-
longed hospital stays."
The American Legion family has already raised nearly
$165,000 for Operation Comfort Warriors since its inception
in December. Donors can make online contributions by vis-
iting www.legion.org/ocw or by sending a cheek to Opera-
tion Comfort Warriors, PO Box 1055, Indianapolis, IN 46206.
Administrative and promotional costs for Operation Com-
fort Warriors are paid by The American Legion, allowing
100 percent of the donations to be spent directly on the
troops.
The American Legion also plans to operate a donations
booth at its 91 st Annual National Convention in Louisville.
With a current membership of 2.6-million wartime vet-
erans, The American Legion was founded in 1919 on the
four pillars of a strong national security, veterans affairs,,
Americanism, and patriotic youth programs. Legionnaires
work for the betterment of their communities through
more than 14,000 posts across the nation.
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The fairly of Brenda Joy Reed
Marchant would like to thank our
church families, friends, and extended
fanuily members for your thoughts.
prayers. food, flowers, support and
many other gestures of kindness during
thr passing of (out precious mother.
We would like to extend special thank
you to Brother Cecil Hysmith for his
words of encouragement during the ser-
vice. and to Sister Carolyn Oglesby for
her contribution to the set\ ice and her
many years of ministering to lMomnma
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Sadly missed your daughter & family


Amanda Regina Mills and
Aaron Corbin NesSmith
were united in Holy Mat-
rimony on Saturday, July
11, 2009 at New Begin-
nings Church in Horse-
shoe Beach, Florida.

Amanda is the daughter
of Walter Clayton (W.C.),
Jr. & Tracy Mills, and
Evelyn "Marie" Fowler,. -
and the granddaughter of
Leonard & Sally Lee and
L.C. & Ila Harris, and the
late Walter Clayton Mills, '
Sr. Aaron is the son of
Jimmie & Nadara NesSmith, the grandson of Emma Lou &
the late Vasco NesSmith, and Sally & the late Ulysses
Corbin.

Amanda is employed with the Florida Army National
Guard as an National Guard Recruiter, and Aaron is a
Deputy employed with the Dixie County Sheriffs Office.
The couple will reside in Cross City, Florida.

The new Mr. & Mrs. Aaron NesSmith would like to thank
all of their friends and family for helping them celebrate
the joyous event of beginning their new lives together.


Mr. and Mrs. Mario Leon are proud to anounce the ap-
proaching marriage of their daughter, \eslie Suzanne
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Local


Nature Coast Regional
Water Authority Receives
State Grant Award

The Office of Governor
Charlie Crist has an-
nounced that the Nature
Coast Regional Water Au-
thority (NCRWA) has been
awarded a Rural Infrastruc-
ture Fund grant in the
amount of $300,000 through
the Office of Tourism,
Trade and Economic Devel-
opment to conduct a water
and wastewater feasibility
study

The NCRWA was formed
through interlocal agree-
ment by the counties of Dix-
ie and Gilchrist, and the
municipalities of Bell,
Cross City, Fanning Springs
and Trenton. The purpose of
the Authority is to bring
communities and citizens
together to address water
infrastructure issues on a
regional basis in order to
promote economic develop-
ment and environmental
stewardship while minimiz-
ing costs to the end user.

The grant will be used to de-
termine the status of exist-
ing water and sewer infra-
structure and the Authori-
ty's future needs, recom-
mend strategies for address-
ing current environmental
concerns including arsenic,
trihalomethane, and E-coli
contamination, and study
potential business growth
points within the Authori-
ty's service area. The result-
ing study will then be used
by the Authority as a start-
ing point to begin plans to
develop regional drinking
water and wastewater sys-
tems to service local citi-
zens.

Senator Charlie Dean of-
fered his support for the
study by saying, "I am
pleased to know the Gover-
nor recognizes the impor-
tance of this feasibility
study for the Nature Coast.
Clean water benefits us in


JUDGE'S RULING SIGNALS
END TO TRI-STATE WATER
DISPUTE
Ruling in Apalachicola-Chat-
tahoochee-Flint
River Basin provides
opportunity for states to
bring an end to 18 year bat-
tle

Florida Governor.Chirlie
Crist and Florida Deiart-
ment of Environmertal Pro-
tection Secretary Mihael W
Sole are delighted aid satis-
fied with Federal Ciurt
Judge Paul Magnuon's deci-
sion today in ongoing litiga-
tion over the wates of the
Apalachicola-Chatahoochee-
Flint (ACF) RiverBasin.

In the decision, T.S. District
Court Judge Pai A. Magnu-
son ruled that Ongress
needs to approve use of the
water from Lae Lanier for
water supply -which cur-
rently amounts to nearly
one-quarter ( the conserva-
tion storage.In addition,
Judge Magnson ordered
that all water withdrawals
be frozen current levels
for the ney three years until
Congressional authorization
is given o if some other res-
olution i'reached. If Con-
gress dos not approve a re-
allocatia within that peri-,
od, theiwater withdrawals
from I.ke Lanier will revert
to "baaline" operation-of
the nd-1970s.

Floria has long maintained
thathe United States Army
Co&s of Engineers and
Gergia cannot allocate the
wier within Lake Lanier
fc water supply purposes
vthout Congressional ap-
'oval. Judge Magnuson's
uling reaffirms that posi-
ion. In addition, through
the litigation, Florida has
sought protection for the
Apalachicola ecosystem and
the federally threatened and
endangered species within
the bay and the entire sys-
tem.


so many ways, from our per-
sonal health to economic de-
velopment to the protection
of our natural resources. I
commend the NCRWA for
their pro-active approach to
addressing the region's wa-
ter and sewer needs, and
look forward to working
with them going forward."

Representative Debbie Boyd
also expressed her support
for the OTTED grant; "I feel
it's important to commend
the NCRWA for their region-
al approach to addressing
water infrastructure issues.
Clean water is critical to
our entire North Florida
community, and we should
do all we can to encourage
proper stewardship of our
natural resources. I'd like to
thank the Governor for his
support of the NCRWA, and
will continue to work with
my colleagues in the Florida
House of Representatives to
see that our rural communi-
ties not only continue to
survive, but to thrive."

Representative Leonard Be-
mbry shared his approval of
the initiative as well; "Infra-
structure development is
critical to the Nature Coast
as new.residents and busi-
nesses move into our area.
This study will be invalu-
able to the Authority as it
will look at the Nature
Coast from a regional per-
spective, and help them pre-
pare to address the water
and sewer needs of the fu-
ture. I am happy to see the
Governor recognizing the
importance of the Nature
Coast to the State of Flori-
da."

NCRWA Board Chairman
Randy Durden shared his
thoughts on the state fund-
ing; "We are extremely ex-
Scited.about the grant award,
and the opportunity to
bring communities together
to solve common problems.
We'd like to thank Governor
Crist and our Legislative
delegation for their contin-
ued support of the NCR-
WA."


"The Apalachicola River
Bay are one of the most r
ductive and diverse estua
ine systems on the Gulf c
Mexico coast," said Secre
tary Sole. "The Army Coi
of Engineers' operation c
the system has been harn
and detrimental to the
ecosystem."

Florida, Georgia, Alabam
and the United States Arn
Corps of Engineers have
been engaged in litigation
over sharing the waters
within the basin of the A(
Rivers for nearly two
decades. The disputes hav
focused primarily on the
Corps' operation of its foi
Chattahoochee River dam

The largest is Buford Dan
which forms Lake Lanier
cated north of Atlanta.

"Florida has always been
ready to negotiate, in goo(
faith, a fair equitable sha
ing of the waters in the
basin," stated Governor
Crist. "We remain commi
ted to doing so in the
future."

For more information about
the Apalachicola-Chatta-
hoochee-Flint (ACF) River
Basin visit
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/
mainpage/acf/default.htm.






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seum. It was a day that
everyone was busy. Joyce
brought in
fabric and ..
we looked r.
and
planned a : F
new pro-
ject.
Alline has
finished -
her white
on white =
quilt. The ,
work is. '
something
to see.
Doris is
working on a new pattern
and we enjoyed having Beth
Davis from Cedar Key to
come by and visit.

There is a new Heart of
The Scenic Trail magazine
that is being put out about
Florida and the Quilt Muse-
um will be in it in August.
The one on Alachua is great
and we don't know how


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camp on
a tree is- 4 -P 0
land. It
was lat-
er eutha-
nized.

"Honestly I was sur-
prised. I did not expect to
see a Burmese python to-
day," said Shawn Heflick of
Palm Bay one of the permit
holders. "We hope our suc-
cess today helps us establish
connections with airboat op-
erators and sportsmen out
here in the 'Glades. They
can tell us where these
snakes are, so we can go out
and find them."

The FWC's'Burmese
python permit program
kicked off Friday It allows
permit holders to search for
pythons on several FWC
wildlife management areas
and lands managed by the
South Florida Water Man-
agement District.


much of Florida we know
nothing about. We have
copies here at the Museum.

Nick Turner was out with
six boys on Tuesday and did
we get a lot done from mow-
ing to shucking corn, trim-


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ming figs to can, to cutting.
up onions. What a great
time we have teaching what-
ever comes along. Thanks
Lancaster. Dinner today
was great chicken all kinds,
fried okra, creamed corn,
pasta salad, cheese and mac-
aroni, vegetable loaf,
squash, chocolate pie, fruit
cake and so much more.


"Today's success in the field
points to the professional-
ism and experience of our
permit holders," said FWC
Chairman Rodney Barretd.
"We thank Gov. Charlie
Crist for supporting this
program. Today's outcome
shows that we do have a se-
rious Burmese python prob-
lem, and this program is a
good first step in helping to
stop the spread of this exot-
ic species."

To date, the FWC has
issued permits to five people


Sto participate in the pro-
gram. Permit holders must
already have a Reptile of
Concern permit. The FWC
screens them before issuing
permits for participation in
this program. When permit
holders capture and eutha-
nize a python, they must re-
port its GPS location and
take a digital photo of the
carcass. They must also fill
out a data collection sheet
and submit it to the FWC. If
they wish to do so, permit
holders may sell the snake's
hide and meat.

The python permit program
runs from July 17 to Oct. 31,
*at which time the FWC will
evaluate the data collected
and determine if it should
extend or expand the pro-
gram.


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GEORGE C. CAMPBELL
PO BOX 1821
CROSS CITY, FL 32628

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
issuance, the description of the
property and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows

Certificate No: 068
JUNE 1,2005

Description of Property:

SEE EXHIBIT "A"

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

CHARLIE MANN SR, C/O
GEORGE CAMPBELL, PO BOX
1821, CROSS CITY, FL 32680

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 inrsuch certifi-
cate shall be sold to the highest
bidder at the Dixie County Court-
house on AUGUST 18, 2009 at
11:00 A.M.

July 21, 2009

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

Candace.L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk

EXHIBIT A
Description of Property:
Parcel No. 04-10-12-0000-1700-
0000

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1/ RUN E 209 FT N 117 FT FOR
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

ROBERT W. NELSON JR.
PO BOX 28
BARRYVILLE, NY 12719

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: 1046
1, 2007


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Description of Property:

SEE EXHIBIT "A"

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED

CHARLES W. LANZER, 174
PENNLEAR DR, MONROEVILLE,
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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 AUGUST 18, 2009 at 11:00 A.M.

July 21, 2009

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

Candace L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk

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Description of Property:

Parcel No. 36-10-13-5665-0006-
0430

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TALLA.HASSEE -- Florida
Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson today
warned consumers to avoid
a seam in which con artists
posing as credit card com-
pany fraud investigators at-
tempt to trick card holders
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code data from their cards.
In yet another variation of
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In some instances, large
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MILLION
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TALLAHASSEE, FL At-
torney General Bill McCol-
lum today announced Flori-
da and 45 other states have
obtained settlement for
nearly $6 million with DISH
Network, LLC resolving al-
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Minutes of Regular Meeting
of
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 6:00
p.m.
The Dixie County School Board met
in regular session at 6:00 p.m. on
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 in the
School Board Meeting Facility, Old
Town, Florida.
Present: Superintendent Mark A.
Rains, School Board Members Tim-
othy Alexander, Glenn Osteen,
Cheryl Pridgeon, and Dwayne Rolli-
son, and School Board Attorney
Leenette McMillan. David Keen
was absent.
Chairman Alexander called the
meeting to order and Glenn Osteen
gave the Invocation, followed by
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Motion by Dwayne Rollison, second
by Cheryl Pridgeon, the School
Board unanimously approved the
Agenda.
No citizen input.
Information/Announcements
Garry Durham, Director of Curricu-
lum presented information about
Differentiated Accountability and the
new high school grading system.
Charlotte Lord, Director of Safety,
Facilities and Special Projects dis-
cussed computer lab upgrades,
maintenance projects, and DCHS
student parking.
Random student drug testing was
also discussed. The Superinten-
dent will appoint a committee to re-
search information and present a
policy recommendation at the Au-
gust School Board Meeting.
AES FCAT Reward Trip to Kennedy
Space Center
Tonya Howell, Director of Finance
and Business Services presented
information about certified tax roll,
budget, and Super Majority .25 Mill
Property Tax.
Superintendent Rains discussed the
automated telephone system, new
high school grading system, and 5th
grade parent sponsored trip to
Washington D.C:
REGULAR AGENDA
Superintendent Rains recommend-
ed approval of the Super Majority


.25 Mill Property Tax levy for use in
the General Fund. A motion was
made to approve the recommenda-
tion by Glenn Osteen, second by
Dwayne Rollison, and unanimously
approved by the School Board.
CONSENT AGENDA
Superintendent Rains removed Item
V.F. from the Consent Agenda. He
,then recommended approval of the
Consent Agenda. A motion was
made by Cheryl Pridgeon and sec-
ond by Glenn Osteen to approve
the Consent Agenda, with additions.
Chairman Alexander asked for a
vote on the Consent Agenda, which
was unanimously approved by the
School Board.
Approval of minutes of the June 30,
2009 Special School Board Meet-
ing.
Approval of additional summer em-
ployment for Mari-Michael Smith,
not to exceed 21 hours at her
hourly rate, paid for by General
Fund.
Approval of summer employment
for Angelita Thomas, not to exceed
200 hours at her hourly rate, paid
for by General,Fund.
Approval of the following individuals
for summer employment at Old
Town Elementary School:
Marsha Marchant, June 15-19 and
July 6-13, 5 V2 hours per day at
$20.00 hour, General Fund
Vicky Hunt, June 8-11 and June 22-
July 1, 5.V2 hours per day at $20.00
hour, General Fund
Approval of summer employment
for Tomeka Green, not to exceed 40
hours at her hourly rate, paid for by
General Fund.
Approval of summer employment
for Toma Sue Davis, not to exceed
75 hours at $20.00 per hour, paid
for by General Fund.
Appointment of Richard Koschatzky,
Instructional Staff 10 months (196
days), Annual Contract for the
2009-2010 school year. This rec-
ommendation is contingent on the
individual providing verification of
passage of the Middle Grades Inte-
grated Subject Area-Exam.
Approval of summer employment
for James Harvey, not to exceed
100 hours at his hourly rate, paid
for by General Fund.


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Approval for the following employ-
ees to work extra hours during the
summer as designated. They are to
be paid at a rate of $20.00 per hour
with funding being IDEA funds.
Melanie Burton 8 12
hours
Debbie Parrish 17
hours
Jan Wadsworth 17
hours
Approval of medical leave of ab-
sence extension for E. Irene Valen-
tine, July 1, 2009 through July 9,
2009.
Approval of Family and Medical
Leave for E. Irene Valentine, July 1,
2009 through July 9, 2009. This
FMLA designation runs concurrent
with approval medical leave.
Approval of the following revision to
the May 12, 2009 Regular School
Board Meeting:
Kathy Osteen, SSY, 196 days (10
months), Career Employee Status
at Ruth Rains Middle School for the
2009-2010 school year.
Approval of Attachment #10-022-A6
to Contract #731-10-022 between
the District School Board of Dixie
County and the District School
Board of Putnam County on behalf
of the North East Florida Education-
al Consortium, for the Lease-Pur-
chase of Enterprise Resource Soft-
ware Pursuant to F.S. 1011.71
(2)(d), to commence on July 1,
2009 and shall terminate June 30,
2012.
Approval of Service Agreements be-
tween the School Board of Dixie
County and TRANE for the chillers
located at Dixie County High School
and Old Town Educational Complex
for the period of August 1, 2009
through July 31, 2010, as per Con-
tract Numbers 1772R2 (OTEC) and
1773R2 (DCHS).
Approval of Interinstitutional Articu-
lation Agreement between the Dixie
County School District and Lake
City Community College for the


2009-2010 school year.
Approval of the following grant ap-
plications for the 2009-2010 school
year:
-Title IV, Part A: Safe and Drug-Free
Schools Entitlement Program Grant
$10,928
-2009 Equipment Assistance Grant
from School Food Authorities,
ARRA $49,450.96
Approval of the Facility User Fee
Schedule, effective July 15, 2009.
Authorize the use of public funds for
out-of-state travel or cellular
phones, cellular phone service, per-
sonal digital assistants, or any other
mobile wireless communication de-
vice or service, including text mes-
saging, whether through purchas-
ing, leasing, contracting, or any oth-
er method, for fiscal year ending
June 30, 2010. These services are
necessary for efficiently performing
the operations of the District.
Approval of Resolution No. 3 for de-
termining critical operating needs
revenues and the millage levy.
Approval of a special meeting of the
School Board of Dixie County for
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 8:00 a.m.
School Board Information
Transfer of Toma Sue Davis, In-
structional Staff from Anderson Ele-
mentary School to Dixie County
High School for the 2009-2010
school year.
Transfer of Heather Dixon, Instruc-
tional Staff from Dixie County High
School to Anderson Elementary
School for the 2009-2010 school
year.
Motion by Dwayne Rollison, second
by Glenn Osteen and unanimously
approved by the School Board to
adjourn.
Attest:
Signed:
Mark A. Rains, Superintendent
Timothy W. Alexander, Chairman


CENTRAL FLORIDA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE. INC.

SELECTS NOMINATING COMMITTEE

On July 20, 2009 the Board of Trustees of Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Inc. met and
appointed the following members as a committee for nominations:


H.E. Colson.
Herbert E. Corbin
Roy Dyer
Louia C. Gilbert


William P. Goess
Ernest L. Green
Ernest A. Haile


Wesley M. Higgins
Thomas Nicholson
Phillip Snyder


The committee will meet on July 27, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. to select nominees to represent Districts
2, 3, and 7 as Trustees of Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Inc. These districts are presently
represented by:

George Stephens District 2
Tony Week District 3
Kenneth Osteen District 7

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THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY HAS
URGENT NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS TO
DRIVE CANCER PATIENTS TO DOCTOR
VISITS.

DRIVE JUST ONE PATIENT BEFORE
AUGUST 31, 2009 AND GET A FREE
T-SHIRT.

CALL MARGARET AT 352-376-6B66 X
5063 OR TOLL FREE 888-295-67B7
X 5063 FOR DETAILS.



Free Practice SAT Exam
Saturday, July 25-if a to 2:30p
at Alachua County Hea tdrs Library- Downtown,
Gairini-'le, FL

The Princeton Review invites students to take a free, full-length practice SAT
exam. The practice exam will be given under simulated testing conditions. All
students Who attend will receive a detailed score report outlining their
strengths and weaknesses. Spaces are limited Sign up today


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Amazing bible adventures, cool crafts, reat games, awesome
music and snacks. Grab your friends so everyone can rock
this dock!

Cross City Church of Christ
August 1, 2009 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Contact Darbi Chaires: VBS Director, 352-246-5163

Bounce House *Cotton Candy**Lunch will be served

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F ride sponsorarTW:. datha
'rhe Levy County Horse Club
Presents the 90 Annual
Breast Cancer Awareness Trailride
At
Tidewater TralIhead in Goethe Forest
Located at the south end of CR337
In conjunction with Forest Awareness MAonth and
Greenways and TrailMonth


Date:
Time;
Cost
Fun:


Food:


Saturday, October 24th, 2009
All day, ride at your own pace!
$20.00 Registration fee per rider, includes a
free ticket for lunch.
Fun raffles will be held during the lunch break
around 1 p.m. Poker run Saturday a.m. for
$10 donation with a $50 winner. Bonfire
Friday night and possible entertainment!
Sat. morning 8 to 10am Pancakes & Stuff
breakfast for minimum $5 donation. Lunch
free with registration, or available for $5 each.


Overnight camping is available for those who would like to come in on'
Friday or stay over till Sunday. Water for horTes and bathroom facitles
will be available. Thls is a NO huntiol: date. Trail use and camp fees waived
forthis benefit event. Current c znii;i checked at registration.
Come join us for a great t.;ic to benefit a great cause!
Al Donations go to benefit local breast cancer patients.
Check out the web page at www.flahorse.conm'lche for info, or email
evv2a'fli ho rs ecomn


FREE Childbhih Education
Newborn Care &
Breastfeedineq Classes




The Dixie County Health Department, Healthy Start and The March of Dimes
sponsor classes every other month. These classes are held at the Health
Department and make having and caring for a new baby a little easier. The next
class will be:

Thursday July 30th
S1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Childbirth Education/ Smoking Cessation/SIDS

Friday July 31st
1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Breastfeeding/Newborn Care/Parenting

The class is open to any pregnant women in the community and her support
person. To sign-up, please call Healthy Start at (352)498-1360 x 138.
The goal is to have all Dixie County babies born healthy!




All participants will be registered to win a free Baby Monitor!


Smokin' On the Suwannee BBQ
Festival this weekend
All proceeds will go to benefit the
Suwannee FFA Chapter

SPIRIT OF1THE SUWANNEE
MUSIC PARK, LIVE OAK,
FLA Oh, the enchanting
smell of finger-licking good
barbecue cooking on the
grill! But the taste will be
even better when the Florida
BBQ Association (FBA) sanc-
tioned Smoking' On the
Suwannee BBQ Festival
cook-off kicks off this week-
end at the Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park! What
are you waiting for! Head on
out this weekend and taste
some award-winning barbe-
cue and watch these cooks
work their magic!

There will also be a Spotlight
on Local Talent event Friday
night and "the Dog Hunt
Man," David Cooler, Satur-
day night in the Music Hall.
If the barbecue doesn't make
you howl with delight, South
Carolina's own David Cooler
is sure to do the trick! Bring
your dancing shoes Saturday
night!

This very first BBQ Festival
is put on by locals Damon
Wooley, the contest 6rganiz-
er, and Suwannee Senior Fu-
ture Farmer's of America
(FFA) Advisor De
Broughton. These two have
been working hard to make
this event a huge success to
help provide a sound finan-
cial future for the Suwannee
FFA. FFA has earned the
reputation for molding
young people into the future
leaders of America. Suwan-
nee FFA has always stood at
the front of the line when it
comes to training young
FFA members in leadership,
public speaking, community
opportunities and business
management and as stand-
outs among their peers.
Competitors in the BBQ
cook-off will work in teams
to barbecue the best chicken,
ribs, pork and brisket possi-
ble to be judged by FBA Cer-
tified barbecue Judges dur-
ing the contest. Teams will
begin preparation Friday for
the Saturday cook-off. Visi-
tors can sample barbecue
prepared by teams from all
over the Southeast including
Georgia, Florida, Alabama,
South Carolina and Ten-
nessee. During this family
event, visitors are invited to
stay for the 5 p.m. awards
ceremony on Saturday.

About 50 contestants have '
already signed up to com-
pete for the prize money.
But, it's not just the prize
money that causes these
barbecue specialists to trav-
el all over the USA, cooking
prize-winning barbecue all
the way.

American Rd

Cross

Our next training work-
shops will be on Saturday
July 25th here in Cross City.
A certified CPR course will
be offered from 9 a.m. til
noon. A training workshop
to become a certified Emer-
gency Response Vehicle
(ERV) operator for the Red
Cross will be offered from 1
p.m. til 3 p.m. Space is limit-
ed and all interested volun-
teers are asked to pre-regis-
ter. For more information
please call Mr. Ian Dyar,
area Red Cross director @
352-376-4669 or Art and
Karen Wyckoff @ 352- 356-
1189.


BINGO

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CITY
WEDNESDAYS 6 P.M.
SATURDAYS 5:30 P.M.
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The overall winners and cat-
egory winners will receive 4r g OI
cash prizes and earn valu-
able points towards FBA Wrl
Team of the Year. The Grand
Champion of the BBQ Festi- ~a
val will quality for the Amer-
ican Royal BBQ Champi-
onship in Kansas City and Thursday, July 3
also be in a drawing to com- 7:00p at Hlton U
pete in the Jack Daniels Florida Conferet
World Championship in Ten- Gainesville, FL
nessee.
Meet #1 NYT bes
Admission at the gate is $2 thor Charlaine H
per person or $5 per carload. Southern Vampi
Admission Friday night to featuring telepat
the Music Hall is $5 and $15 Sookie Stackhou
Saturday night. As always, found new life as
the SOS Caf6 and Restaurant television series,
at the Music Hall will have Blood." Harris is
delicious foods and bever- speaker at the A:
ages available at regular ers' Studio Sumn
prices each night. Workshops. Her
If you haven't signed up to Blood and Werev
be a sponsor of this great Vampires, Oh M:
event, get moving! Contact Price: $20 in advl
Wooley at 386-590-6038 or the door Phone:
Broughton at 386-688-0454
pronto! It will not only help Meet #1 NYT bes
your business, it will warm thor harlaine H
your heart and help provide Southern Vampi
trained leaders for America's featuring telepat
future. And you get a few Sookie Stackhou
great perks as well. Call now, found new life as
you'll be glad you did! television series
For more information about Blood."
overnight or weekend accom-
modations or to learn more Harris s the feat
about the Smoking' On the er at the Anhing
Suwannee BBQ Festival, Studio Summer
Spotlight on Local Talent, Workshops. Her
David Cooler "The Dog Hunt Blod and Werew
Man," Gator Chomp Romp, Vampires, Oh M:
Colt Ford Show or the many the public, follow
other upcoming events, fair and book sig
please call 386-364-1683 or go ing Harris and o0
the SOSMP website at authors.
www.musicliveshere.com.






S OldTown, Florda 352-542-0049
Presents

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(V' i TimeSouthern Rock band)

Monday July27 "Margarita Monday1l/2prk

.TuesdAugust'4tr'Biker Nite, MB.B. Rock-Ba


Join us for some FUN!
Ice Cream & Book Swap ,
&
Kids Show and Tell Time
Need Homeschool Info?
We have it!
Come make some friend$ 4n
August 8, 2009 10am-4pir
@ Faith Baptist Church
(church not associated)
Highway 55 A
Old Town, Fl 32680
Call for more info or
directions-
Autumn Elmore
352-210-0324

Suwannee River Poets

Suwannee River Poets will
meet Tuesday, July 28, 2009,
at 7 pm at the First Christian
Church, 6591 NW 140th St:
(CR346), Chiefland, FL.' We
welcome visitors and new
members. Come join us,-
bring your poetry to share,
and make some new friends.
For further information, call
Ruth Nott at 490-7650. '

SIGN UP and CAMP for Dixie Youth
Football League'-'

July 31, 2009 4:00-6:00 p.m. Signglp
July 31, 2009 6:o00-800 Ocan
August 1, 2009 9:00-12:00 Camp-

Where: Dixie County High School


Ages Football 7-12 Must be 7 by
September 1, 2009
Football players age 12- as long-as
they do not turn 13 before .,
September 1, 2009 can play as
Sa 12 year old.
- .- Ages Cheerleading 7-12 :.
Cheerleading Mascots 5-6
S $75.00 First Child $55.00 eao
additional child ..
Must have current physical and copy
of birtibtertlfloate.
y *If cheered or football last yeak ith
this league you will not need another
copy of birth certificate, BUT t
.. ;, -, .. NEED NEW PHYSICAL!

Questions call
-.0 ,' Mark Hatoh 498-2866
.Julle Corbin 542-9319
d! Tracy Locke 642-3453


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OLD TOW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
RUTH RANS MIDDLE SCHOOL
ANDERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
XE COUNIYHIGH SCHOOL


Acute & Chronic Disease Care Minor SurgicalProcedures
SLaceration Repair Employment Physicals
SWell Child & Newborn Care Family Planning 10B Care
SSchool & Sports Physicals School Health Services
STreatment for Asthma Prventative Health Care
WIC Coupons Dental ServIces


* Laboratory & X-Ray


* HIV Anonymous & Confidential Testing


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

FREE PEGMAINCY TESTS
8oan CertifdjPeiarn To Care For YourChAionw
Bor0d Certfie FamJyI Bcdicne PraetIongr to Came ForAhds
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TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT CALL: (352) 498-1360

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Timbers Apartments
Available immediately a 3 bed-
room handicap accessible apart-
nierit. HUD vouchers accepted.
*-HWy 351A, Timber Lane, Cross
City; FL Call 352-498-3175,
TI)d/TTY 711. Equal Housing Op-
portunity
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STEINHATCHEE PLACE RE-
SSORT: Furnished 1 and 2 bed-
room Condo's for Rent $600 to
$750.Included in .price-Cable, In-
-- ternet, Local calls, Hot Tub.Call
1952-498-7740 or 813-677-9640
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3 BR 1 Bath Central H/Air, new
carpet and paint. 3 miels from
Oross City on 55A. 498-3273 or 352-
2252.
29,30

MH for Rent
4 rent with option to buy,
2BR 1 1/2 bath shop, fenced yard,
400.00 month, first last and secu-
r'ities 800-238-3296
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3 BR 1 Bath, on 2 acres, central
heat and air, quite neighborhood
2BR 1 Bath, on 2 acres call for
more information
5S14461
30,31

3 BR I Bathrmobile-home on 55 A,
JNew carpet & paint, no pets or
spioking $425 month, 200 security
,qposit. References required 498-
.3273 or 356-2252
30,31





FREE KITTENS. Wormed, 9
weeks old. 498-0236 after 6:00 pm.

!I Chevy Van 1i100:00Goats 40.00
up Hog 4001b 130.00 Chickens
4.00 T.V 50 $ up
md so much other stuff
all 498-9186 352-356-1332, 352-578-
1252
1031


for Sale LARGE GAS BBQ
RIL w/ Extra Burner, Never
sed, includes full tank of
propane, Vinyl Dust cover 125.00
P52-542-0129
2930


baby Clothes for sale, boy and
-irls new borns some brand new
652-498-3584
2930







5.00 per 5 gallon bucket yel-
low squash, you pick on NE
,831 Ave 352-542-7440
2930

FOR SALE: 6 Rhode Island
Red Pullets--4 1/2 months
old--$7.00 each. Buff Orp-
ingtons $7.00 each, one trio
of Ameraucanas--hens are
ready to lay (green eggs!)
$25.00, 1 pair of Delaware
chickens, almost grown
$20.00, 1 pair of bantam
cochins, almost grown,
$20.00, 1 Sultan hen $10.00
352-542-8617
2930

Hay for Sale
large rolls, Highly Ferit.l-
jized, net wrapped weed free,
.Coastal Bermuda 45.00
Pensicola Bahia 35.00
352-949-0222
30,31

SIX DUCKS need a new
home. 4 laying hens & 2 ma-
ture drakes. Must go togeth-
er. (352)542-7272, OLD
,TDWN.


WANTED
Part Time Housekeeper
Steinhatchee River Inn
Steinhatchee, FL
(352) 498-4049
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ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS
FALL 2009

*Accounting or Finance In-
structors
Must have Master's Degree in
accounting or related areas or
Master's Degree plus 18 gradu-
ate hours in accounting, finance,
or related areas. Internet teach-
ing experience is preferred but
not required. Contact Timothy
Moses at 386-754-4267 or
mosest@lakecitycc.edu for de-
tails.

*Commercial Truck Driving In-
structors (2 Positions)
Olustee Campus. Teaching the
classroom (including permits,
logbooks, and trip planning),
range; and on-the-road portions
of the Commercial Truck Dri-
ving Curriculum. Prepare
course syllabus. Maintain pro-
gram equipment. Evaluate and
grade students. Must have a
High School Diploma or GED;
valid Class A CDL; clean seven
year Motor Vehicle Report; three
years full-time, paid work expe-
rience in field as a commercial
truck driver OR in the trans-
portation field in the past five
years; must have completed
preparation in commercial truck
driving from a regionally accred-
ited private or public post-sec-
ondary school OR completed an
equivalent military or company-
sponsored training program or
approved apprenticeship pro-
gram; must pass drug screen,
.criminal background check, and
MVR check; must demonstrate
excellent verbal, written, and in-
terpersonal skills; must have the
patience and aptitude to guide
inexperienced students through
a complicated and challenging
learning process; and basic com-
puter proficiency Desired quali-
fications include an Associate's
or Bachelor's Degree; teaching
experience at the postsecondary
level or established truck dri-
ving school; active participation
in appropriate professional/oc-
cupational organizations; super-
visory experience; excellent hu-
man relational skills.
Contact Elaine Puri at 386-754-
4492 or purie@lakecitycc.edu for
details.
College application and copies of
transcripts required. All foreign
transcripts must be submitted
with a translation and evalua-
tion. Application available at
www.lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the South-
ern Association of Colleges and
Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Educa-
tion & Employment
28,30

Senior Office Assistant
General clerical duties in-
cluding receptionist responsi-
bilities, computer input, and
support for the Financial Aid
Office. High school diploma
or equivalent, plus two years
clerical experience. Addition-
al education may be substitut-
ed on a year for year basis for
required experience in a re-
lated area. Special considera-
tion will be given to appli-
cants with an Associate de-
gree or certificate in a related
field. Computer literate.
Salary $21,612 annually plus
benefits. Application deadline
August 3, 2009 Applications
and full position details are
available on our website
www. lakecitycc. edu
Inquiries: Human Resources
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314 Fax: (386)
754-4594
E-mail: bests@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern As-
sociation of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education
& Employment
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SHOWERS OF, BLESSINGS
CUSTOM WATER TREAT-
MENT NOW LEASING EQUI-
MENT! Get rid of that iron,
odor, and hard water! WATTS
has the water treatment that will
give you clean healthy water to
cook with and to drink for the
entire family I guarantee our
systems to remove the iron,
odors and give you pure clean
water. No more iron spots or
dingy clothes. Financing avail-
able with little'or no money
down and low payments. We
have systems for every budget
including buying or renting
your equipment. For all of your
water problems call your local
WATTS dealer DAVID. B.
DOWNING (352) 356-0474 or (352)
498-2449. We service what we
sell! A member of the Florida
Quality Water.
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DIXIE TILE AND MARBLE.
Owner Billy Cothron, licensed
and insured, 301 'years exp. tile
wood, marble, rock, glass
blocks and more. Free esti-
mates and fair prices. Call
352-210-9219
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Christian home schooling
available for pre k-1 experi-
enced certified teacher, En-
riched curriculum
352-493-1719
30,31

Current verifiable experience
in custom cabinetry, $8-$12 de-
pending upon experience 498-
3352 or 356-2252
30,31


MARTIAL ARTS- Self Defense
Classes Kids/Adults. Gain con-
fidence. Respect. Fitness. $40.00
Registration fee, then only
$5.00/class. Larry Taylor's Karate
Training Center, Cross City. 498-
0048 Ufn

HOMEBUILDER. Quality
homes built on your lot. Visit our
sales and design center at 26761
SE Hwy 19, Old Town; open Mon-
Fri 10am-5pm. Lifetime Homes
(CBC017140) 352-542-8416.
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Jim's Pressure Washing/
Exterior Painting
Serving our area for over 20
yrs. Call today for a free esti-
mate. Pastor Jim Hurst 352-
498-3023 or 352-356-3831

DIXIE MONUMENTS serving
North Central Florida for 16
years. Open Tuesday-Friday 8-4.
Saturday 8-12 or call for appoint-
ment anytime, located on 512 Av-
enue (behind McCrabb Church) 7
miles North of Old Town on Hwy
349. 542-3432 or toll free 1-877-542-
3232
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BABYSITTING. IN MY HOME,
anytime. Last minute arrange-
ments can be made. Call 352-498-
0164.
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SW MH 09 Fleetwood Weston,
2BR2B almost 1200 sq ft. nice
big rooms single owner, went
into nursing home, lived in 4
days, immaculate condition,
must see to appreciate, vinyl
siding, w/ shingle roof, wind 2,
large eat in kitchen with center
isle, appliances, washable wall
paper, vinyl flooring and carpet"
throughout, garden tub ceiling
fans, AC/Heat, skirting and
stairs included, Buyer must
move from Old Town location,
25,900.00 Call 352-542-1528 Be-
tween 9 am to 7pm
28,29,30

House for Sale Horseshoe
Beach like New 2BR 1 Bath still
needs Kitchen Cabinets, 10,000
Down Take over Mortage Pay-
ments Approx 595.00 a month,
321-288-7873
30,31




WANTED POP UP CAMPER or
any camper. Good condition, air
conditioned. 542-7963.
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LEGAL NOTICE:

REQUEST FOR
QUALIFICATIONS


Notice is hereby given that
sealed proposals will be accept-
ed until 4:00 p.m. on August 13,
2009 at the Nature Coast Region-
al Water Authority (NCRWA) Of-
fice c/o City Clerk, City of Fan-
ning Springs, 17651 N.W. 90th
Court, Fanning Springs, Florida
32693, for CONTINUING ENGI-
NEERING SERVICES AND AN
ENGINEERING MASTER PLAN
FOR THE NATURE COAST RE-
GIONAL WATER AUTHORITY.

Engineering Firms shall be ex-
perienced in the planning, fund-
ing, design, permitting and con-
struction administration of wa-
ter supply water treatment, wa-
ter distribution, wastewater col-
lection, wastewater treatment,
effluent disposal facilities and
effluent reuse facilities. Appli-
cants shall also be experienced
with funding agencies includ-
ing, but not limited to, the FDEP
SRF Program, USDA Rural De-
velopment, CDBG, OTTED and
EDA programs.

Proposals for services will be
evaluated in accordancej.th
the requirements of Floi "'
Statutes 287.055; the Consultants
Competitive Negotiations Act,;-
using the following criteria:

1) 'Past experience of the
firm in providing engineering
services to governmental utili-
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2) Experience of the firm


Workshop Notice
Please take notice Suwannee Wa-
ter.& Sewer District will be holding
a workshop on July 24, 2009 at
6:00pm at the Community Center
located on CR 349 in Suwannee.
Items to be addressed at the
workshop are:
1. Review Staffing Model
for the District.
2. Review Fee Schedule
for Engineering Services for Bailey
Bishop & Lane.

Special Meeting
Please take notice Suwannee Wa-
ter & Sewer District will be holding
a Special Meeting on July 24,
2009 at 7:00pm at the Community
Center located on CR 349 in
Suwannee. This special meeting
will be to address:
1. Fee Schedule for Engi-
neering Services for Bailey Bishop
& Lane.
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in providing engineering master
planning, design, permitting
and construction administra-
tion services on water and sew-
er projects;
3) Experience of the firm
in preparing funding applica-
tions and managing projects
funded through:
a) USDA Rural
Development (RD)
b) DEP State Re-
volving Fund (SRF)
c) Community
Development Block Grant
(CDBG)
d) Office of .
Tourism, Trade and Economic
Development (OTTED)
e) U.S. Depart-
ment of Commerce Economic
Development Administration
(EDA)
4) Management
and Staffing;
5) Knowledge of
the NCRWA Service Area and
experience within the SRWMD
Basin;
6) Experience in
serving multi-jurisdictional
clients; and
7) Client refer-
ences.
Properly licensed professional
engineering firms.shall submit
eight (8) copies of their qualifi-
cation proposals marked "Engi-
neering Servl6es for the NCR-
WA" to the Office of the NCRWA
as listed and specified above.
The NCRWA reserves the right
to reject any or all proposals, to
waive any minor informalities
or minor irregularities in the
proposal process in the best in-
terest of the Authority
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Workshop Notice
Please take notice Suwannee Wa-
ter & Sewer District will be holding
a workshop on July 31, 2009 at
6:00pm at the Community Center
located on CR 349 in Suwannee.
The workshop will be held to ad-
dress the budget for the Fiscal
year 2009-2010.

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Lost Dog


Last seen 349N Dixie County
line. Medium size tan, short hair
and tail, spotted tonge. Answers
to Scrapper, approx 8 years old
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2930


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO 2009-89-CA

F. NORRIS MCKINNEY, PLAINTIFF,
VS.
STEPHEN A. VALENTINE, II AND
CHERYL R. VALENTINE, HIS
WIFE, DEFENDANTS.


NOTICE OF ACTION

TO STEPHEN A. VALENTINE II
658 SW 659 AVENUE, HORSE-
SHOE BEACH, FLORIDA 32648

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
of Foreclosure of Contract for Deed
Complaint on the following property
in Dixie County, FLorida:

Begin at the NW Corner of Section
29, Township 10 South, Range 13
East for a Point of Commencement;
then run South 89 deg. 54'32" East
along the Section line a distance of
40.01'; then S 00 Deg 20'59" W a
distance of 40.01' to the S ROW
line of County Road #55A; then S
89 deg. 55'14" E along said ROW
line a distance of 2,160.49' to a
concrete monument for the POINT
OF BEGINNING. From said POB
-run S 89 deg 54'32" E along said
ROW line a distance of 449.39 ft to
a concrete monument; thence S 00
deg 19'10" W a distance of 583.28'
to a concrete monument; then S 80
deg 53'09" W a distance of 323.34'
to a concrete monument; thence S
37 deg 39'09" W a distance of
16.77 ft,; then N 09 deg.27'26" W a
distance of 126.51'to a concrete
monument; then continue N 09 deg
27'26" W a distance of 207.14' to a
concrete monument; then N 54 deg
34'09" W a distance of 67.11' to a
concrete monument; then N 01 deg
27'24" W a distance of 280.55 ft
and back to the POB and containing
5.65 acres, more or less

has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
John R. Weed, the plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 605 South
Jefferson Street, Perry, Fl orida
32347 on or before Augu9 21, .C.0
and file the original with the clerk of
this court either before service on
the plaintiff's attorney or immediate-
ly thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief
demanded int he complaint or peti-
tion.

Dated on this 13th day of July, 2009
DANA JOHNSON, As Clerk of the
Circuit Court
By: Karen Leverett, Deputy Clerk
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The Early Learning Coalition of
the Nature Coast Administrative
Committee, representing Citrus,
Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy and Sumter
Counties, is scheduled to meet on
WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2009 at
9:00a.m., at the Early Learning
Coalition of the Nature Coast main
office, 1564 N. Meadowcrest Blvd,
Crystal River, FL. 34429. Please
contact Coalition staff at 352-563-
9939 if you have any questions.
Public participation is welcome
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CONCERNING A SPECIAL
EXCEPTION AS PROVIDED FOR
IN THE
DIXIE COUNTY LAND DEVELOP-
MENT REGULATIONS

BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, SERVING AS
THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
OF DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA, NO-
TICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pur-
suant to the Dixie County Land De-
velopment Regulations, hereinafter
referred to as the Land Develop-
ment Regulations, as amended, ob-
jections, recommendations and
comments concerning a special ex-
ception, as described below, will be
heard by the Board of County Com-
missioners of Dixie County, Florida,
serving as the Board of Adjustment
of Dixie County, Florida, at a public
hearing on August 6, 2009 at 10:00
a.m., or as soon thereafter as the
matter can be heard, in the Board
of County Commissioners Meeting
Room, County Courthouse, located
at 401 North Cedar Street, Cross
City, Florida.

SE 09-2, a petition by Rannie L.
Rodgers and Ruth W. Rodgers, to
request a special exception be
granted as provided for in Section
4.3.5.4 of the Land Development
Regulations to allow a recreational
vehicle park, as a similar use to a
campground within an ENVIRON-
MENTALLY SENSITIVE AREA-4
(ESA-4) zoning district in accor-
dance with a site plan dated May
11, 2009, revised June 8, 2009 and
submitted as part of a petition dated
April 15, 2009, to be located on
property described, as follows:

A parcel of land lying within Section
36, Township 9 South, Range 13


East, Dixie County, Florida. Being
more particularly described, as fol-
lows: Commence at the Northeast
corner of Government Lot 6 of said
Section 36; thence South 04*14'14"
East 901.83 feet to the Point of Be-
ginning; thence North 88043'44"
West 1,294.16 feet to the East
right-of-way line of State Road 349;
thence South 01038'30" East
1,063.30 feet; thence South
89050'17" East 1,340.30 feet to the


The Dixie Cdunty Board of County
Commissioners is requesting
sealed estimates for pressure
washing the exterior walls and roof
of the Courthouse. Sealed esti-
mates need to be submitted to the
BOCC office by 5PM on 7/24/09.
Applicants should be licensed and
insured to specifically include liabil-
ity and worker's comp. Any ques-
tions may be directed to the Coun-
ty Manager @(352)498-1426.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA.

CASE NUMBER 15-2009-CP-
000037

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF VIOLA IR.
C. DIETER, DECEASED

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(SUMMARY ADMINISTRATION)

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
-4E4-ABOVE ESTATE:

You are hereby notified that an Or-
der of Summary Administration has
been entered in the estate of Viola
R.C. Dieter, deceased, File Number
15-2009-CCCP-000037, by the Cir-
cuit Court for Dixie County, FLorida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 1206,
Cross City, FLorida 32628; that the
ate of death was April 13, 2009;
that the total value of the estate is
less than $70,000.00 and that the
names and addresses of those
hom it has been assigned by such
order are:
Senate F. Smith, 1018 NE 824th
Street, Old Town, FL 32580
Roswitha Richardson, 1820 N
Crooked Branch Drive, Lecanto, FL
34461 and
Violetta Restall, 820 NE Noctune
Drive, Chuluota, FL 32766.

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:

1l creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the
decedent other than those for
whom provision for full payment
was made in the order of Summary
Administration must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE.

ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING ANY TOHER
APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of the first publication of
this Notice is July 16th, 2009.
Attorney for Person Giving Notic
Person givine: Michael Koch, 118
East Park Avenue, Chiefland, FL
32626

Person Giving Notice: Renate F.
Smith
Roswith Richardson
Violetta Restall

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East line of said Government Lot 6;
thence North 04"14'14" West, along
the East line of said Government
Lot 6, a distance of 1,040.76 feet to
the Point of Beginning.

Containing 31.47 acres, more or
less.

The public hearing may be contin-
ued to one or more future date.
Any interested party shall be ad-
vised that the date, time and place
of any continuation of the public
hearing shall be announced during
the public hearing and that no fur-
ther notice concerning the matter
will be published, unless said con-
tinuation exceeds six calendar
weeks from the date of the above
faE public hearing.

'At the aforementioned public hear-
ng, all"interested parties may ap-
pear to be heard with respect to the
special exception.

Copies of the special exception are
available for public inspection at the
Office of the Zoning Official Admin-
istrator, located at 405 South East
22nd Avenue, Cross City, Florida,
during regular business hours.

All persons are advised that if they
decide to appeal any decision
made at the above referenced pub-
lic hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, they may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to
be based.
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IN THE CIHUUII CUUUI UI- I1MI
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 15-2009-CA-000019

WELLS FARGO BANK, NA
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
WELLS FARGO HOME MORT-
GAGE, INC., PLAINTIFF, VS.
ELIZABETH A. BASS, ETAL, DE-
FENDANTS.

NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order rescheduling
foreclosure sale dated July 6th,
2009 and entered in Case NO 15-
009-CA-00019 of the Circuit Court
of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and
for DIXIE County, FLorida wherein
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS
FARGO HOME MORTGAGE INC.,
is the Plaintiff and ELIZABETH A.
BASS, JOHN A BASS A/K/A JOHN
USTIN BASS; FINANCIAL PORT-
FOLIOS II, INC.; are the Defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at NORTH-
WEST SIDE LOBBY OF THE DIXIE
COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00
M on the 25th day of August,
2009, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment:

BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF BLOCK 8 OF
GAULDEN'S ADDITION TO THE
TOWN OF CROSS CITY, FLORI-
DA, AND THENCE RUN SOUTH
ON EAST LINE OF SAID BLOCK
8, A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET;
THENCE RUN WEST A DISTANCE
F 107.37 FEET (THIS POINT BE-
ING THE CENTER OF SAID
BLOCK FROM EAST TO WEST);
THENCE RUN NORHT ON CEN-
TER OF BLOCK LINE, A DIS-
TANCE OF 200 FEET TO THE
NORTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 8,
THENCE RUN EAST ON BLOCK
LINE A DISTANCE OF 107.37
FEET TO THE NORTHEAST COR-
NER OF SAID BLOCK 8, THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
THE ABOVE PROPERTY IS ALSO
DESCRIBED AS ALL OF LOTS
7,8,9, AND 10, OF BLOCK 8, OF
GAULDEN'S ADDITION TO THE
TOWN OF CROSS CITY, FLORI-
DA.
A/K/A 206 WADE STREET, CROSS
ITY, FL 32628

Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
he date of the Lis Pendens must
ile a claim within sixty (60) days af-
ter the sale.

WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
f this Court on July 7th, 2009.
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court, By: Karen Leverett,
Deputy Clerk.
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F09007815
LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF OR-
DINANCE


BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
an ordinance, whose title here-
inafter appears, will be considered
for enactment by the Board of
County Commissioners, Dixie Coun-
ty, Florida, at public hearings held
on August 6, 2009, at 10:00 a.m.,
and August 20, 2009, at 6:00 p.m.,
,or as soon thereafter as the matters
can be heard, in the County Com-
mission Meeting Room, Dixie Coun-
ty Courthouse, Cross City, Florida.
Copies of said ordinance may be in-
spected by any member of the pub-
lic at the Office of the County Clerk
located at Dixie County Courthouse,
214 N.E. Highway 351, Cross City,
Florida, during regular business
hours. On the date, time and place
first above mentioned, all interested
persons may appear and be heard
with respect to the ordinance.

ORDINANCE 09-05

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO
PROVIDE FEES FOR THE USE OF
BOAT RAMPS IN DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA; REPEALING ALL ORDI-
NANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVID-
ING FOR SEVERABILITY AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.


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

All persons are advised that, if they
decide to appeal any decision made


at the public hearings, they will
need a record of the proceedings
and, for such purpose, they may
need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the ap- .
peal is to be based.

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Minutes of Special Meeting of
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 8:00 a.m.

The Dixie County School Board met In special
session at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2009
in the School Board Meeting Facility, Old Town,
Florida.
Present:: Superintendent Mark A. Rains,
School Board Members Timothy Alexander,
David Keen, Cheryl Pridgeon, and Dwayne Rol-
lison, and School Board Attorney Leenette
McMillan. School Board Member Glenn Os-
teen was absent.
Chairman Alexander called the meeting to order
and Dwayne Rollison gave the Invocation, fol-
lowed by Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Superintendent Rains added Executive Session
to the Agenda to discuss safety and security.
Motion by Dwayne Rollison, second by David
Keen, the School Board unanimously approved
the Agenda.
Special Recognition
Dixie Education Foundation presented Dixie
District Schools with $16,000 to support the Ka-
plan program.
Motion by David Keen, second by Cheryl Prid-
geon and unanimously carried by the School
Board to enter Into Executive Session to dis-
cuss safety and security.
Executive Session
Motion by David Keen, second by Dwayne Rol-
Ilson, and unanimously carried by the School
Board to return to regular session.
No citizen input.
Information/Announcements
Jim Bray, Director of Student Services and ESE
discussed the IDEA and Adult Education
Grants.
Charlotte Lord, Director of Safety, Facilities and
Special Projects discussed principal revisions to
mowing contracts, day care transportation, and
fuel tank installation. She also updated the
School Board on water at OTES, which was
cleared by DEP
Buddy Schofield, DCHS Principal updated the
School Board about job vacancies, advanced
placement courses, check out policy, and stu-
dent parking.
Unda Fowler, Coordinator of Food Service pre-
sented updates on the Food Service Equipment
Grant, charged lunches, and Summer Food
Program.
Tonya Howell, Director of Finance and Business
Services presented NEFEC software update,
budget calendar, finance office responsibilities,
and district position changes.
Superintendent Rains presented information
about new mall routes, school grades, Food
Service progress, ESE staff transition, .25 mill,
and Cross City Clean Up (July 25). Special
School Board Meeting. August 25 at 6:00 p.m.
in DCHS Auditorium.
REGULAR AGENDA
Superintendent Rains recommended approval
of Budget Amendment No. 1 for the 2008-2009
fiscal year as submitted by Mary Werner and
Tonya Howell, Directors of Finance and Busi-
ness Services. A motion was made to approve
the recommendation by Dwayne Rollison, sec-
ond by David Keen, and unanimously approved
by the School Board.
Superintendent Rains recommended approval
of Lease Agreement between the School Board
of Dixie County and The Campbell Group,
L.L.C., as agent for Bascom Southern, L.L.C. to
lease a portion of land to be used for bus load-
ing and unloading facilities in transporting chil-
dren to the Public Schools in Dixie County,
Florida, effective July 1, 2009 through June 30,
2010. A motion was made to approve the rec-
ommendation by David Keen, second by Cheryl
Pridgeon, and unanimously approved by the
School Board. .
Superintendent Rains recommended approval
of Consent Agenda, with additions. Motion by
David Keen, second by Cheryl Pridgeon and
unanimously cared by the School Board to ap-
prove the Superintendent's recommendation.
Approval of minutes of the June 9, 2009 School
Board Workshop.
Approval of minutes of the June 9, 2009 Regu-
lar School Board Meeting.
Appointment of Don Stewart, Instructional Staff,
Level 0 at Dixie County High School on annual
contract status for the 2009-2010 school year,
effective August 18, 2009.
Approval of the following staff for Summer
School at Ruth Rains Middle School during the
2008-2009 school year. Summer School will be
four (4) days a week, Monday through Thurs-
day from 7:45 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
Name Term of Employment
Fund Amount
Karen GanusJune 15-18 and June 22-25
General. $20.00 hr.
Donna Robson June 15-18
General $20.00 hr.
Pam Music June 22-25
General $20.00 hr.,
Approval of the following staff for summer em-
ployment at Dixie County High School.
Name Hours
Fund Amount
Paul Bennett Not to exceed 20
hours IDEA $20.00
hr.
Yvonne Sullivan Not to
exceed 20 hours IDEA
$20.00 hr.
Approval to revise the summer hours for Tlna
Leon from seven (7), as approved at the June
9, 2009 School Board Meeting to eight (8)
hours, funded by IDEA.
Approval of the following persons to the supple-
mental positions listed for the 2009-10 school
year.


IF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
3RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO 15-2009-CA-00068

BANK OF AMERICA, NA, PLAINTIFF
VS.
LUC JEAN, ET AL, DEFENDANTSS.

NOTICE OF ACTION'
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE

TO: ENELLE JEAN
whose residence is unknown if
he/she/they be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees, and all
parties claiming an interest by,
through, under or against the Defen-
dants, who are not known to be dead
or alive, and all parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or in-
terest in the property described in the
mortgage being foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property:

PARCEL #47, A PARCEL OF LAND
IN GOVERNMENT LOT #1, SEC-
TION 36, TOWNSHIP 10 SOUTH,
RANGE 13 EAST, DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE
COMMENCE AT THE SW CORNER


Ruth Rains Middle School
Volleyball Coach Sandy Stack
$1014.96
Athletic Director
Richard Whittington $1531.38
Head Football Coach John Thomas
$1325.52
Football Assistant Coach Jimmy Bray
$1014.96
Yearbook Sponsor Macaele Wood
$ 800.00
Instructional Lead Aide-MediaMacaele Wood
$2500.00
Guidance Counselor Wendy Martin
$ 800.00
Approval to remove Property Number
20010025, a paper shredder located at Support
Services from Dixie District Schools property
records. The shredder is obsolete and has
been checked for possible repairs. It has been
determined that it Is beyond repair and needs to
be classified as junk.
Approval of the following out of county residents
to attend Dixie District Schools for the 2009-
2010 school year:
Ruth Rains Middle School
XXXXXXXXXX, 6th Grade (Gllchrlst County)
Dixie County High School
XXXXXXXXXX, 9th Grade (Taylor County)
XXXXXXXXXX, 9th Grade (Taylor County)
Approval of revision to the Contract between
the School Board of Dixie County and Achieve
3000, Inc., which was approved at the June 9,
2009 School Board Meeting. The Contract Is
for access and the use of educational services
for the period of July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010,
with option to be renewed for the next two
years at the same price.
Approval of Agreement between the School
Board of Dixie County and Dr. Dianne C. Buhr
for consultation services for Title I Programs to
Dixie District Schools, effective July 1, 2009
through June 30, 2010.
Approval of Professional Services Agreement
between the School Board of Dixie County and
CommuniCare Therapies, Inc. for speech/lan-
guage services for the 2009-2010 school year.
Approval of Physical Therapy Staffing Agree-
ment between the Dixie County School Board
and John C. Palmer, Licensed Physical Thera-
pist for the 2009-2010 school year.
Approval of Purchase of Service Agreement be-
tween the School Board of Dixie County and
Helen M. Ricketson for psychological services,
effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.
Approval of Cooperative Agreement between
Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. and the
School Board of Dixie County for therapeutic
and preventive mental health services for stu-
dents, effective July 1, 2009 through June 30,
2010.
Approval of the Supplemental Educational Ser-
vice Provider District Contract between the
School Board of Dixie County and Supplemen-
tal Instructional Services for the purpose of pro-
viding supplementary services to eligible LEA
students, effective July 1, 2009 through June
30, 2010.
Approval of Contract Agreement between the
District School Board of Dixie County and the
North East Florida Educational Consortium for
the purpose of providing hosting support and
maintenance of First Class Messaging System,'
effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.
Approval of the following grant applications for
the 2009-2010 school year:
-Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2: Rural & Low In-
come Schools Program $65,795.00
-Adult Education and Family Literacy, Adult
General Education Competitive $46,978.00
-Title I Basic and ARRA approximately
$1,290,158.00
-IDEA Part B
Entitlement $610.611.00.
Preschool $69,878.06
Entitlement ARRA $497,406.(0 for
2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school years
Preschool -ARRA $15,661.00 for 2009-
2010 and 2010-2011 school years
-State Fiscal Stabilization Fund
SFSF Education Stabilization Fund
$640,905.00
SFSF Government Services Fund
$24,903.00
SFSF Govemment Services Fund (Work-
force Development) $4,366.00
Approval of the district's Exceptional Student
Education (ESE) Polices and Procedures
(SP&P) for 2009-2010 through 2011-2012
school years.
Approval of Warrant Register numbers: 46315-
46368; 46369-46458; 46459-46503 (addition);
46504 (addition); 46505-46525
Approval of the guidance for use of American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
(ARRA) outlines that "these funds will help sta-
bilize state and local government budgets in or-
der to minimize and avoid reductions in educa-
tion" and "avert cuts and retain teachers'. Due
to reduction in state revenues, the positions of
annual contract instructors outlined in the rec-
ommended 2009-10 budgets stated below
would not have been funded without the ARRA
dollars.


Funds
location)
location)


SFSF- Education Stabilization
Title I,' Part A, ARRA (Two Year al-
IDEA, Part B, ARRA (Two Year al-


School Board Information
Transfer of Anne Jones, Instructional Staff from
Old Town Elementary School to Ruth Rains
Middle School for the 2009-2010 school year.
Motion by David Keen, second by Cheryl Pdd-
geon and unanimously approved by the School
Board to adjourn.
Attest:
Signed:
Mark A. Rains, Superintendent
Timothy W. Alexander, Chairman
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OF GOVERNMENT LOT #1, SEC-
TION 26, TOWNSHIP 10 SOUTH,
RANGE 13 EAST; THENCE RUN N
00 DEG24'39" W., ALONG THE
WEST LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT
1, A DISTANCE OF 1590'; THENCE
N 89 DEG 55'13" E A DISTANCE OF
1680' TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE CONTINUE N 89
DEG 55'13" E 459.76'; TO THE
WESTERLY ROW OF SR S 317,
THENCE S 03DEG 57'00" E ALONG
THE WESTERLY ROW OF SR S-
317, 385.51'TO THE PC OF A
CURVE, CONCAVE TO THE WEST,
HAVING A RADIUS OF 1105.92';
THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE
ARC OF SAID CURVE THROUGH A
CENTRAL OF 01 DEG 50'05" A DIS-
TANCE OF 35.41'; THENCE DE-
PARTING FROM SAID CURVE AND
THE WESTERLY ROW OF SR S-
'317, S 89 DEG 55'13" W
485.17';THENCE N OODEG 24'39" W
420.00' TO CLOSE ON THE POB.

has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on David
J. Stern, Esq. Plaitniff's attorney,
whose address is 900 South Pine Is-
land Road#400, Plantation, FL
333324-3920 on or before August 21,
2009 (no later than 30 days from the
date of the first publication of this no-
tice of action) and file the original with
the clerk of this court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or Im-
mediately thereafter, otherwise a de-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO 09-75,CA

FIDELITY BANK OF FLORIDA,
NA, PLAINTIFF, VS.
KYLE HENDERSHOTAKA KYLE
LEE HENDERSHOT, ETAL., DE-
FENDANTS.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY'GIVEN that
pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
July 15, 2009 and entered in Civil
Action No. 09-75-CA in the Circuit
.Court in and for Dixie County,
FLorida, wherein FIDELITY BANK
OF FLORIDA, NA, is the Plaintiff
and KYLE HENDERSHOT AKA'
KYLE LEE HENDERSHOT et. al
are the defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
the front steps of the Dixie County
Courthouse, 214 NE 351 Hwy,
Cross City, FL at 11:00 am on the
18th da of August, 2009, the fol- .:
lowing described property as set'
forth int he Final Summary Judg-
ment of Foreclosure, to wit:

The West 1/2 of the South 1/2 of
Government Lot 4 of Section 25,
Township 9 South, Range 13 East,
Dixie County, FLorida. Less and
except road right of ways, together
with a 1986 CATL Doublewide Mo-
bile home bearing ID#7271A and-
7271 B. Title #42303760 and
42319766.

Dated this 15th day of July, 2009.
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the Us Pendens
must file a claim within 60 days af-
ter the sale.

If you are a person with disabilities
needing a special accommodation
to participate in this proceeding,
contact the ADA Coordinator,
Jacquetta Bradley, PO Box 1569,
Lake City, FL 32056, 386-719-
7428 within 2 working days of your
receipt of this Notice, if you are
hearing or voice impaired, Hearing
1-800-955-8771, Voice 1-800-955-
8770. -
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court by Karen Leverett,
Deputy Clerk.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO. 09-173-DR-
DIVISION: CIVIL

CHRIS ANN OSTEEN, PETI-
TIONER AND
NICOLE WALKER, RESPON-
DENT.

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR STEP-
PARENT ADOPTION

TO NICOLE WALKER, LAST AD-
DRESS UNKNOWN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion has been filed against you
and that you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Chris Ann Osteen,
whose address is PO Box 2555,
Cross City, FL 32628 on or before'
August 23, 2009, and file the orig-
inal with the clerk of this Court at
PO Box 1206, 214 NE 351 Hwy,
Cross City, FL 32628 before ser-
vice on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so, a
default may be entered against ;:
you for the relief demanded in the,
petition.

Copies of all court documents in"
this case, including orders, are -
available at the Clerk of the Cir- "
cult Court's office. You may re-
view those documents upon re-
quest. You must keep the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's office noti-
fied of your current address. Fu-
ture papers in this lawsuit will be"
mailed to the address on record -
at the clerk's office. You may file'
Notice of Curient Address, Florida
Supereme Court Approved Family-
Law Form 12.915.
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: July 16, 2009
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of the
Circuit Court,
By: Kim Wade, Deputy Clerk
30.31.32.33
fault will be entered against you for
the relief demanded int he complaint
or petition filed herein.

WITNESS my and and the seal of
this Court at DIXIE County, FLorida,
this 14th day of July, 2009.
Clerk of the Circuit Court, Dana D.
Johnson
By: Karen Leverett, Deputy Clerk.


In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities act, persons with dis-'
abilities needing a special accommo-
dation should contact court adminis-
tration at the Dixie County Court-
house at 352-498-1200, 1-800-955-
8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida
Relay Service

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Rebecca's Clothing & Gifts

LEGAL NOTICE
30 day notice to all open consignor
accounts:
Please come in before August 23rd
to pickup current balance or
merchandise.
Thank you for your continued sup-
port through the years.
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Obituaries and Faith

Ii


Robert Ludden


ROBERT (BOB) LUDDENof Old Town, Florida passed
away July 10, 2009 at Shands Hospital, Gainesville,
Florida from complications following a recent major
surgery

He was born August 9, 1934 in Portland, ME the forth
child of Isabell A. and Mandeville George Ludden. He
attended Portland schools and soon after his high
school graduation he enlisted in the United States Air
Force and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands.

In 1967 he moved to Key West, Florida to be near his re-
cently widowed sister and her family. During his years
there, he was employed by Keebler, Inc. as a distributor,
followed by employment for Pan Am and Lockheed-Mar-
tin at their Aerostat facility on Cudjoe Key In 1997 he
moved to Dixie County with his sister. He loved to trav-
el and enjoyed horse racing at major tracks around the
country He loved the outdoors and pitching horse-
shoes.

Bob was easy going, loveable and a friendly person. To
know him was to love him according to his many dear
friends. With his love of travel he made many special
friends and he stayed in touch with them and family
through the years. He shared a special bond with his
sister who says, "He was a one in a million brother and
it,won't be the same without him. His light will always
shine."

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
He is survived by his loving sister, Aggie White of Old
Town; a brother, Mandeville George Ludden and several
nieces and nephews all of Portland and other nieces
and nephews in Key West, Tennessee, Indiana and Cali-
fornia.

According to his wishes he will be cremated and there
will be no service at this time. A scattering of ashes
will be at a later date.

God Bless you all.

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




NEW PROSPECT BAPTIST NEWS



(od blessed us with yet another great Sunday as
we gathered to praise and worship Him. Our
choir and musicians were at their best and
with God's guidance and strengthening, Bro.
Billy delivered a most timely message from
Luke 16:27-31. As an added bonus, the
younger Mr. Amos blessed us with two
vfry well done inspirational songs of
praise. We welcome him back anytime!

Our new Church Directories are in, so if you don't have yours
yet, you may pick it up in the sanctuary. This coming Saturday,
July 25th, you're invited to a Community Sing at New Prospect,
beginning at 6:00 P. M. Come on out and listen to some great
Gospel singing and playing by some of the best local singers and
musicians!

Our prayer list is still quite lengthy, so please keep all those on
oir list, as well as those on the prayer lists of churches round
about, in your prayers. Prayer is our best weapon for overcoming
adversities. As always, we invite all to visit and worship with us
at New Prospect...we'd love to have you with us! Have a good
week, and may God bless and keep you safe.


First Baptist of
Steinhatchee


# We are thrilled to hear that
our LORD has called two
young men to preach HIS
gospel. Chris Holden the son
of Pastor Holden and Sarah
preached his first message
on Sunday evening. Also
Justine Cruse, the son of
Glenn and Kelly Cruce
preached that same evening.
Both delivered inspiring
sermons to all of us! Justine
is a member of the Charity
Baptist Church in Perry
Pray that both of these
young men will continue to
follow the will of the LORD
as they travel down life's
pathway!

# Our love and prayers go
out to Freddie and Grady
Hires in the loss of David
Sheppard, their daughter
Connie's husband. We pray
for all the families touched
by this tragic accident. May
the LORD give them peace
in their hearts knowing that
David is in the arms of JE-
SUS! Also we express our
love to all of the Vince and
Marsha Marchant family in
the loss of their beloved
mother, Brenda Joy
Marchant! Others mention
Sunday for prayer are: Iva
Lee and Dank Southerland,
Harry Gatlin, Faith Holden,
Marsha Marchant, Mitch
Mitchell, Bob Puckett,
Wayne and Marcia Craig,
Mary Taylor, Little Daniel
Salmons, Martin, Sewell,
Del ores Badger, Holly Turn-
er, Coach Shep's children
and the entire school,(David


Sheppard), Little Nick
Hatcher and. .JUST A
THOUGHT: The LORD who
washed away our sins will
also wipe away our many
tears! Thank you LORD for
the praise reports last week!!
We do serve an awesome
GOD!

# We witnessed the baptism
of Sam Gaston on Sunday
evening! We were so thrilled
to see his family there! Also
all the many visitors. Come
on back and let us give you
some friendly handshakes,
GOD filled hugs and happy
smiles! As usual...what a joy
to see Diane and Charles


Colossians 2:11-13, 1:13-14
Galations 1:6-9
Hebrews 4:12
2 Corinthians 5:10


r


Miller, the parents of Pastor
Holden!

# Thank you to these folks
singing the specials recently:
Jennifer Ellison and her
three children: Emily, Brian
and Anna also Harry Gatlin
and Leon Holden 1!! Many
thanks to Marcia Craig and
Tina Mitchell for painting
our church sign! It shines
as: "The Lighthouse on the
Gulf'! Everyone can testify
for the Lord....simply take a
few seconds to write...."IN
GOD WE TRUST"', on all
your out-going mail! Be-
cause of HIS grace!! Sandy
Coleman


Co6ntFysilde Chaiel Penteco-stal
Church
10093 NE 349 Hwy
Rev. Calvin Conner, Pastor
Old Town, FL 352-542-8831
Sunday Morning Worship 10:45Am
Evening 6PM, Wed. 9:45 Sun.School


2 Thessalonians 1:7-9
John 12:48
Romans 16:16


Ernest Carlton


ERNEST "ERNIE" CARLTON of Orlando, Florida passed
away on Sunday, uly 19, 2009 after a long illness. He was
81.

He was born on October 16, 1927 in Trenton, Florida. He
was in the Navy and was a WWII Veteran. He was a.mem-
ber of Trinity Baptist Church, Toastmasters, KAIROS
Prison Minsitry, past President of'the Winter Park Rotary
Club and citizens Against Pornography

He is survived by his wife, Fran Carlton; daughters,
Lynne C. (Michael) Martin and Julie C. (Alan) Lawson;
sister, Alice Glass; and 3 grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the care of Loomis Family Fu-
neral Home, 420 West Main Street, Apopka, Florida 32712
407-880-1007.
aL 9 JJAr
L AI


FCharles David Sheppard


Charles David Sheppard, 60, a devoted son, brother, hus-
band, and father died unexpectedly on Friday, July 17,
2009, from injuries incurred during a
boating accident. David was born Feb-
ruary 8, 1949, in Starke, Florida. He
was a 1968 graduate of Dixie County
High School and received a Bache- -
lor of Science degree in Physical"
Education from The University of 2 .
West Florida in 1972 where he was
a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha ",
Fraternity

David was employed by Dix ie
District Schools for 36 years and spent
most of his career teaching Physical Education at Ander-
son Elementary School. He enjoyed family activities and
traveling. An avid and knowledgeable sports enthusiast,
David was a passionate supporter of Florida State Univer-
sity athletic programs. A Christian, David worshiped
with believers at the Old Town United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Connie H.
Sheppard, Cross City; his son, Jonathan Charles Shep-
pard, Tallahassee; his dedicated mother, Mary Williams
Taylor and step-father, Frank Taylor, Cross City; and his
precious sister, Hope Keating, Tallahassee.

Other survivors include his father and mother-
in-law, Grady and Freddie Hires, Jena; his brother-in-law,
Edd Henley, Cross City; his sisters-in-law, Sue H. Chewn-
ing (Maxie), Cross City, and Linda H. Fultz (David), Tay-
lors, South Carolina.

Survivors also include eight beloved nieces:
Danielle Chewning, Perry; Holly Reed (Chad), Cross City;
Evie Buisch (Ben), Beckley, West Virginia; Emilie Shep-
pard (David) and Elizabeth Fultz, all of Greenville, S.C.;
and Jessica Chewning, Rachel Henley and Callie Henley,
all of Cross City

Adored great nephews include C.J. Reed, Steitler
Buisch, Ryn Sheppard, and Caden Max Reed. Darling
great nieces are Clovelly Sheppard, Madison Buisch, Kin-
sale Sheppard, and Kyre Sheppard. He is also survived by
a host of loving family members, friends and many past
and current students.
David was preceded in death by his father,
Charles E. Sheppard; his paternal grandparents, Barney
E. and Zellie Y. Sheppard; and maternal grandparents, 01-
lie U. and Lura C. Williams, all of Cross City

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at
2:00 PM at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel. Bur-
ial will follow at Waters Memorial Cemetery in Stein-
hatchee, Florida. A visitation will be held Tuesday
evening, July 21, 2009 at the funeral home between the
hours of 6 and 8 PM.

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


Cross City Church of God, located at 216 S.E. 271st has des-
ignated July 26, 2009 as Pastor Appreciation Sunday The
event honors reverend Edward and Sylvia Ivey They have
served the church and the community for the past 12 years.

The Sunday morning service begins at 10:30 a.m. with
praise and wor-
ship, special
singing and ex-
pressions of
appreciation.
There will be a
special guest
speaker, Rev-
erend Riley
and Marie
Puckett, Pastor,
for the past 23
years, of the
New Covenant
Church of God
in High Point,
North Caroli-
na. Reverend'
Puckett's trademark is his energetic pulpit ministry

Whether teaching or preaching he has a great gift of deliv-
ering the Word. In addition to his work in the church, Rev-
erend Puckett has a deep love for law enforcement and has.
served on a volunteer basis as Chaplin and Reserve Officer
with the High Point Police Department for the past 23
years. He was selected as High Point Reserve Officer of the
Year in February 2000 and is a member of the International
Conference of Police Chaplains. Marie is Sister Ivey's sis-
ter, which makes them extra special guests here at the
Cross City Church of God.

Dinner will be served in the fellowship hall following the
morning service. Everyone is invited to attend.


New Prospect Baptist Church
US 19 Between Cross City & Old Town
Jesus is The Answer ForYour Life
Sunday School 10A Morning Worship 1A
Children's Church 11A Evening Worship 7P
Wednesday Evening 7P
Pastor Billy Robson
(352) 498-3711


Calvary Temple Assembly of God
Suwannee Lumber Road Cross City
"Join Us ForAVist Stay For AUfeme."
Sunday Worship 10:30A
Wednesday Eveni* S e 7P
KidChurch -Ages 3- & -12
Pastor Jim Hurst
(352) 498-3023


First Baptist Church of Old Town Old Town United Methodist Church
'Welcome To Goda House-Wont YouCome On In US 19 Old Town
Sunday School 10A. MorningWorship 11A Food Pantry Open 8a -11am, Mon-Thurs.
Evening Worship-6P Come Let Us Worship & Adore Him" A f,-- T "> I('P
Wednesday Bible Study 7P Sunday Worship 9:30A '
Knock & the doorill open. eek & you wufllnd, ask &you wlbe Church School 1A
given- life termally. Wednesday Choir Practice 7P
Pastor- Royce Hanshew Pastor Rev. Carl Ralnear
(352) 542-7050 (352) 542-7954

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

F Refuge Church of God h Scrub Creek Baptist Church Cross City Church of God
P. O. Box 1511, Cross City, FL 32628 Located 6 Miles East on CR 351. : Kenneth Street Cross City
Pastor Ruby L. Graham A Friendly Church h A Welcome Spirit" 'Proclaiming The Full Gospel ForAll People
352-498-2892 Bible Study- 9:45A. Worship Service -11A Children's Church 10:30A ning Worship 1030 :30A
Bible Study Tuea 7:30 Church Training 6P Evening Worship 7P Wednesday Fae nng HoursAdu Ten Mns
Pralse/Worshlp Thursday 7:30 Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P W ednesday Family Ta Girl's Club & Ten Minisry
Sunday School 10:00Boy Brigade & Gi's Club 7:0P
Noon ay Schol Noon Pastor -Archie.Knowles Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey, Pastor
Noon Day Service starts at Noon (352) 408-5535 (352) 4084280
(352) 49845535 (352) 498-3280

First United Methodist Church Seventh-Day Adventist Church Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Church
100 Parker Street* Cross City
22 NE 138th St Cress City cross city 100 Parer Street-Cross Ciy
"Open Heans, Open MIs, pen Doores C s In the Heart of Dixie Co., with Dixie Co. at Heartl
The People oTheUnited Methodst Churh Welcomes You Where Jesus Is Lord" Sunday School 10A Morning Worship 11A
The People of The United MethodistSabbath School 9:30A Morning Worship 11A Children's Church -Ages 3-7
Sunday School 9:45A Morning Worship 11A Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30P Sunday Evening 7:00 pm
Wednesday -Adult Choir 7:30P Wed. Family Night 7:30P Youthquake & Kid's Club
Pastor- Rev. Glenda Brayman Pastor Bill Schnorbus Pastor Paul & Louise Tyson
(352) 498-3420 H (352) 498-3258 C (352) 498-5674 (352) 498-0736
Faith Baptist Church
Grow your congregation CR 55A(Between Cross City & Old Town)
'The Church With An Open Door'
SundaySchool 9:45A MorningWorship 11A
Your church can be here Evening Worship 7P
e r eMid-Week Bible Study Wednesday- 7P
for $6.25 per weekly Rev. Jackle Pettrey, Pastor
y Q(352) 542-7103
Lydia Baptist Church Show proper respect to First Assembly of God
2 Miles Westa of Cross City on US 19 Hwy 351 & Camp Two Rd. Cross City
"AChurch You Can Call Home" everyone: Love the brother-
Sunday-Morning Prayer9:165A Sunday School 9:45A Sunday School 10A. Morning Worship 11A
MorningWorship 11A EvenlngWorshlp 7P hood f believers, fear God, Sunday Children's Church 11A
Wednesday-Prayer Meeting 7P h th Sunday Evening 7P Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Bible Study, Mission Friends, RA'. GA's h nor te ing.
Pastor- Wayne Allen 1 Peter 2:17 Rev. Marvin & Jance Parsley
(352) 498-5617 (352) 498-3366
"crab apitst Church Holy Cross Catholic Mission [Ro 1 S8] Let no dibt remain
7391 NE 349 Hwy--Comer of 349N/351A Hwy 19 South of Cross City
Bruce Sullivan, Pastor, Mass Sundays -11:30 am outstanding, except the
Old Town: 542-2207 Confessions-Sundays 10:45 1:1 am continuing debt to love one
Schoo94AM:Church11:00amCCD Every Wednesday 6:00 7:15 pm
Sunday night P pleshp Trng 7 pm Sv AtSt.John the EvangelistinChefland another, for he who loves his
Wednesday night 30-8:00-AWANA Grdes Pr- thru High School fellowman has fulfilled the law.
Wednesday Night 7Bo PM Bible Study Rosary Every Tuesday 3:00 pm
Van Ministry Brom. Foy Cell 358-2294 1 (352) 493-9723


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Pastor Appreciation Sunday


"Work hard and

become a leader;

be lazy and

never succeed.


(Proverbs 12:24)"


Please study the plan of


SALVATION

Hebrews 5:9,11:6 John 14:6
Romans 1:16 Acts 4:12
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Romans 10:9-10 Matthew 10:32-33
Matthew 28:18-19
Romans 6:3-7 John 3:1-5
Acts 2:36-41 Acts 8:30-39
Mark 16:15-16 1 Peter 3:21


We love you and ask that
you pass this on.

God Will Bless You


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In cdosin


Thursday July 23, 2009


Birds, Bees and

Butterflies


On July 15th, the youth who
attended the Cross City Li-
brary Summer program
were in for a treat. The Dix-
ie Soil and Water Conserva-.
tion District presented a
program on Florida Farms
and the importance they
play in everyone's lives. The
youth were asked, 'where
did their food come from?'
Most responded from a
Farm which was very sur-
prising to hear, as usually
you hear from Winn-Dixie,
Publix or Wal-Mart!
A book titled- 'These Flori-
da Farms' was read that ex-
plains where our food
comes from. In this book


when they go into a grocery
store and they see all that
food, it comes from a farm,
when they go into a cloth-
ing store and they see those


fancy shorts, skirts and
shirts, they come from a
farp. when they go to the
SeTbod store to get that fish
or shrimp for dinner, it
came from a farm, gulf or
ocean, when they go to the
Pet store to get a new fish
for their fish tank, it came
from a farm and in the end,
a Farmer needs to be
thanked for all the hard
work they do every day.
Farmer's do not get time off
for holidays, birthdays, or
any special occasion, be-
cause that farm product
must be harvested every
day, so it can be available to
us daily as well.
This book tilted THESE


STATE LEGISLATURE
PASSES BURDEN TO
LOCAL SCHOOL
BOARD

In balancing the 2009 state of
Florida budget the Legisla-
ture required more funding
from property tax dollars for
2009-10. Normally the Legis-
lature handles this by
changing the Required Local
Effort (RLE) to generate the
statewide total required to
balance the budget. The
RLE is the property tax that
the legislature requires
school districts to levy in or-
der to participate in the
state's school funding pro-
gram also known as the
FEFP. The amount of the
RLE is set each year by the
legislature in the General
Appropriations Act. In the
Final Conference Report dat-
ed May 5, 2009 the legisla-
ture mandated that local
school districts raise a
statewide total of $7.8 bil-
lion in RLE for 2009-10.
In order to compensate for
the actions of the Legisla-
ture and provide for fiscal
sustainability during a
rocky economy, the Dixie
County School Board was
left little choice but to vote
in favor of the newest leg-
islative millage levy of .25
mills. In any district where
the discretionary levy gener-
ates less than the state aver-
age, the state allocates addi-
tional funds to that district


to bring the total up to the
state average. This addition-
al allocation will provide ad-
ditional state funds to Dixie .
County School District of
approximately $153,628 for
the 2009-10 school year.
In a memo dated June 30,
2009, Commissioner of Edu-
cation for the State of Flori-
da, Dr. Eric J. Smith, relayed
the message that school dis-
tricts should be fiscally con-
servative with the 2009-10
budget and exercise caution
to maintain appropriate re-
serve balances to address
unforeseen contingencies.
At the July 14, 2009 School
Board Meeting the School
Board members voted for
the millage levy of .25 mills
by super majority vote.
This clearly demonstrates
their willingness to use all
available fund sources to
provide for fiscal responsi-
bility and ensure quality ed-
ucation to the students of
Dixie County This effort is
required at this time by the
School Board in order to off-
set the overall cuts in state
funding and declining en-
rollment and at the same
time provide the best educa-
tion for our community.
Good news to the property
taxpayer is that the new .25
mills levied this year for op-
erations are offset by a re-
duction of .25 mills in capi-
tal outlay resulting in no in-
crease in taxes due to these
.25 mills.


The World's Only


Four Headed


Swamp Cabbage


When



FROGS


Attack


We here at The Advocate have lost count of the people who
have requested information on "The World's Only Four
Headed Swamp Cabbage," from our masthead. Here it is,
located on Rudolph Parrott road, near the "Little Red
Store" just outside of Cross City.
Mr. John W DuBrule, a loyal reader from Orlando wrote
asking us about ours, and sending a photo of his two head-
ed palm, pictured below., that he moved from his property
in Titisville to his Orlando home.


the youth were taken on an
adventure to learn about
many different types of
farms Florida has. There
are farms that produce beef
cattle, fruits and vegetables;
the gulf produces seafood
that is important in our dai-
ly diet. There are vegetables
that are grown above
ground as well as under-
ground. Then there are the
farms that produce items
which are not eaten such as
cotten, flowers that are giv-
en for holidays or birth-
days, or any special occa-
sion, and then there are ani-
mals that may be used for
farming cattle, racing hors-
es, show horses, tropical
fish for ones fish tanks,
etc... and don't forget about
the many Zoos that house
many different types of ani-
mals and plants, that
through a Zoo setting may
be the only contact we ever -
have to learn about them.
The book goes on to talk
about replenishing trees
when they are taken for
products such as wood, pen-
cils, building material, etc...
The youth learned that


FLORIDA FRAMS has been
donated to The Trenton Li-
brary and will be available
to check out by anyone who
wishes to read about our
Florida Farms.
There were approximately
71 youth and 44 adults who
attended this program. A
special thank you goes to
the librarians who assisted
and Ms Alphine and her
granddaughter's were
GREAT accordion folders
for the butterflies as every-
one made a unique butterfly
that they took home after-
wards. They also received
an additional coloring book,
activity book, pencil, eraser
and tattoos. The youth
seemed to enjoy this pro-
gram very much. The li-
brary also gave out goodie
bags filled with more things
to take home.
The Dixie Soil and Water
Conservation offer many
programs throughout the
year. If anyone is interest-
ed in learning more about
our programs, please con-
tact our office at 352-486-
2672.


Just a Dixie Sighting?
You decide.

Sure, you can blame it
on all the rain we've had
lately but some people
say that the tree frog in-
vasion we've seen lately
is just downright
creepy...that the frogs
seem to have a devious
plan.
Maybe we've seen too
many Alfred Hitchcock
movies, but watch out.
We're just saym.'


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