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Publishing News and events for Dixie County, Evei k, Without Fail, Since July 1,1921


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2009 Dixie County Advocate


Home of the Worlds Only Four-Headed Swamp Cabbage


Thursday, December 3, 2009
Vol. 87. No. 49 12 pages- 1 Section


BRIEFS

Dixie Residents
witness
"Black Friday"
arrests
Two people were arrested
in front of Toys R Us in
Gainesville in the wee
morning hours of Black
Friday. Dixie residents
Danielle Ridgeway and
Paige Corbin were standing
in line when the man ap-
parently threatened some-
one with a weapon--report-
edly a baseball bat-- and
threatened to rush the
doors. Law enforcement
personnel tazered the man
and the woman with him
before arresting them.
Mrs. Ridgeway said that
the Toys R Us Manager on
scene said that they
weren't expecting that
much chaos and that they
would most likely not open
early next year. The early
store opening was delayed
due to the arrests.


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Bears shafted by Miners

by John Kelley
The football dream season
for the Bears came to an
end Friday night when
the Fort Meade Miners
dug in and struck pay-dirt
at Boyette Field, beating
the Bears 49 to 7. The
Bears finished the year
with an exceptional sea-,
son record of 10 wins and
2 loses, with only one loss
at home which occurred
against Fort Meade in the
playoff match.
The Miners came out,
scoring early and seem-
ingly at will against the
Bears.

See BEARS, page 4



Coastal Flooding Expected Thursday


Smoke Signals Robbed

by blonde gunman


On Friday, November 27,
2009 at approximately 6:54
pm, the Dixie County Sher-
iff's Office, Communica-
tions Center received a call
from Smoke Signals located
in Old Town in reference to
an armed robbery

Deputies immediately re-
sponded to the area and ar-
rived on the scene of the
robbery at 4:00-pii. "The
witnesses report tha.a:,
white male entered the cell
,phone company produced a
pistol and demanded that
the clerk give him the mon-
ey from the register. The
clerk provided the cash to
the individual. The wit-
nesses described the indi-
vidual as being approxi-


mately 5'6" to 5'8", weigh-
ing 135 pounds with blonde
hair. The suspect was
wearing a black shirt, blue
jeans and white tennis
shoes.,

The Dixie County Sheriff's
Office and the Cross City
Correctional, K-9 Unit
searched the area well into
the night for a possible sus-
pect, with no avail.

. The Sheriff's Office is ask-
ing that anyone with infor-
mation' concerning this
case to contact the Sheriff's
Office at 352/498-1220 or
352/498-1462. Additional de-
tails will follow as they be-
come available.


Illinois man charged with robbing

bank in Mayo
Took drawer money, pregnant teller's car


Oil Tuesday, 24 November
2009 the Lafayette State.
Bank in Mayo, Florida was
robbed by Jacob P. Launius
of Murphysboro, Illinois.

Launius entered the bank
at approximately 11:24'am
and approached a bank
teller, placing a handwrit-
ten note on her counter.
The teller
read the
note that
stated that
Launius had
a gun and
was robbing
the bank.


The National Weather Ser-
vice has Dixie County under
a Coastal Flood warning un-
til Thursday morning.

A strong area of low pres-
sure is expected to develop
across the Northwest Gulf
of Mexico and to track
northeast across the Central
Gulf Coast. Winds are fore-
casted to increase to near
gale force levels on Wednes-
day night, creating periods,:
of coastal flooding and high


sturf all along the north Gulf
Coast.

Coastal residents can expect
water levels to rise up to
four feet above normal tide
levels, strong onshore winds
with gusts up to gale force
through Thursday morning.
Due to unusually high tide
levels, overall storm tides
are expected up to 7 feet
above mean lower low water.
The Weather Service says
that "The flooding forecast


with this event is slightly .
less than the flooding that
occurred in 2007 during hur-
ricane Gustav."

Steinhatchee and Suwannee
high tides will be around
1:00 pm. Residents should
be alert for high water and
take appropriate measures.
Large hail and isolated tor-
nadoes will be possible.
Contact Dixie Emergency
Services with any questions
at 498-1240.


Number of homes on food stamps in Dixie

up 47% since 2007


According to a story
in the New York
Times, one in five
households in Dixie
County are receiving
food stamps. This
number is up 47%
from 2007.

It also puts Dixie in
the top six counties
in the state with the
highest rates of food
stamps usage. Ac-
cording to the data,
20% of whites, 15% of
blacks, and 34% of all
Dixie children re-
cieve food stamps.


. 'i Lafayette County had
0 %" the lowest rate in- L
Crease in the state, at
23%. Only 10 % of Lafayette
County residents receive
VIM... food stamps. Other coun-
S$ ties, like Marion, were not
so lucky, with rates exceed-
ing 100%. The rate of in-


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crease in the last two years
in Hernando County was a
whopping 121%.

Dixie has the highest levels
of people getting assistance
in the Tri-County area.
Gilchrist County only has
14% of residents on food
stamps, with equal rates of
blacks and whites receiving
assistance at 13%.
Gilchrist's rate of increase
since 2007, however, is larg-
er than Dixie's at 63%.


Levy County also saw large
increases at 55% more peo-
ple receiving assistance.
28% of blacks and 14% of
whites in Levy County are
on food stamps, with a total
of 16% of the entire popula-
tion getting help.

Throughout North Florida,
the rate of children receiv-
ing food stamps holds
steady, at approximately one
in three kids on assistance.


The note B.
also stated -
that the i
teller was to
place the
money in a
bag and fur-
ther de- Jacob R
manded that
she give him
the keys to her vehicle as
well as write down the.
make, model, and location
of her vehicle. The final
statement on the note de-
manded that she tell no one
or he would shoot some-
body

The teller, who is expecting
a new baby in a few
months, said that she was
"cool" during the robbery .
* and that her car, damaged
by the chase, is still inpo-
lice custody in Perry. She
works in Mayo and is dri-
ving a rental van until the
insurance company
arranges for her car to be
repaired and returned.

She was covering for anoth-
er teller who was at lunch
when the robber entered
the bank and.took her car


kej and the money from
her drawer. She was re-
markably calm about the
whole thing, saying that
oddly, the thing that angers
her the most is all of the
cigarette butts left in the
car, "I am adamently anti-
smoking, so to have the jerk
that robbed me and stole
my car also smoking in it
really bugs.
me."

After receiv-
ing $8,274.00
in cash and
the keys to
the bank
teller's car
S Launius exit-
ed the build-
Sing, entered
the bank
teller's car,
and fled the
scene.
Launius Lafayette
County
deputies quick-
ly responded to the call and
immediately began a coun-
ty-wide search. Also at this
time a BOLO (Be On Look-
out) was issued for sur-
rounding counties. Approx-
imately 45 minutes later
Dixie County Sheriffs
deputies located the suspect
vehicle and followed :it into
Taylor County. At this time
Taylor County Sheriffs
deputies attempted to initi-
ate a traffic stop on the sus-
pect vehicle.

A pursuit ensued and ended
a short time later when the
suspect vehicle crashed and
Launius attempted to flee
on foot. Officers quickly ap-
prehended Launius, who
was still in possession of
the money. Launius is cur-
rently in custody in Taylor
County'


Brownfields discussed


The EPA Brownfields As-
sessment Kick-Off meeting
started on Tuesday with an
introduction by County
Manager, Mike Cassidy '

Dixie County received
$400,000 in Brownfield as-
sessment grants and is look-
ing for "viable projects that
support federal and local re-
development initiatives."


The money must be used for
projects that promote new
jobs and protect public
health and drinking water.
Projects must create "at
least 10 new permanent
Florida full-time jobs with
benefits, excluding construc-
tion and site remediation
jobs," and "diversify and
strengthen the economy of
the area."


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Profiles in profiling


It was something like 15 years ago that I came across a
news item about a law enforcement officer working along I-
95 about halfway between Miami and Jacksonville. He was
setting records for drug busts, and I'm talking about people
transporting large quantities of the stuff.

The officer would look for one or two black or Hispanic
males in a large model rental car from the Miami area,
heading north late at night or early in the morning and (I
love this part) driving at or slightly below the legal speed
limit! But he had to quit doing it, because the dealers hired
Lawyers who were getting them .off because the officer was
stopping cars, the occupants of which appeared to be doing
nothing illegal. They just fit an arbitrary (although accu-
rate) profile. In other words, the cop was profiling, and
that's a no-no. Trumps hauling a few kilos of pot every
time.

The result was more marijuana from ships docking in,
south Florida getting to big city destinations in the north-
east. And while that isn't good, it's certainly not as bad as
what happened at Fort Hood, Texas, when Major Nadil
Hasan shot and killed 13 people and wounded about 30 oth-
ers. Why did he do it? He was expressing his displeasure at
receiving orders to deploy to Afghanistan.

Was Major Hasan a wimp who couldn't handle a combat
zone assignment? Quite possibly that had something to do
with it, however the underlying factor was that Hasan was
a Muslim and objected to the Army fighting a war that in-
volved killing people of his religious persuasion. Not that
he'd have to do any of the actual fighting; he was (no kid-
ding) a psychiatrist who would be working in relative safety
far to the rear of the action.

Obviously, the Army could not have anticipated his killing
spree, however they might have taken note of a few disturb-
ing facts. Like his correspondence with a radical Islamic
cleric, his statements about killing "infidels" (that's us)
while conducting seminars and having "SOA"' (Soldier of
Allah) on his business cards. These and other factors
should have told someone that Hasan had about as much'
business being a major in the United States Army as Jane
Fonda would have had commanding a company of Marines
during the Vietnam War.

So, why wasn't this bozo ID'd as a security threat and dis-
charged? Obviously, because he is a Muslim. Calling him a
security risk would have been (say it with-me) profiling!
And of course we couldn't have that, now, could we?
Sixty-eight years ago next Monday, Japan-launched a sur-
prise attack on Pearl Harbor, which suddenly got us in-
volved in World

War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt immediately or-
dered all Japanese nationals--including those who were US
citizens--in California, Oregon and Washington relocated
inland. Reason? It was felt that the Japanese were inclined
to harbor an intense loyalty to their homeland and their
emperor, and that some of these could be working to facili-
tate an invasion of our west coast.

Roosevelt also allowed any Japanese nationals who wished
to do so to return to Japan, however those who chose to stay
here were not allowed to remain in our coastal areas. Some
served honorably in our armed forces in the European the-
atre, but none were deployed to the Far East. Liberals have
been apologizing for this measure ever since, but the fact
remains that the Japanese were planning an invasion and
relocating people who could have helped facilitate that
eventuality made sense at the time. Whatever the Monday
morning quarterbacks have since asserted, the Japanese
did not carry out an invasion of our West Coast.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, while considered a liberal, was not
one to sacrifice national security in deference to what has
since come to be known as "political correctness." And the
American public wasn't in a mood to court disaster in or-
der to avoid the stigma of profiling.

Could it be that our priorities made more sense back then?


SSarah, (not so) plain and tall


Kathy McKinney

. Daddvy told me a few days ago that I need to
do something on Sarah Palin. I sort of
sighed, because really, hasn't she been done to death?
Everybody has written on her, and after Robin of Berkley
did her piece "The Wilding of Sarah Palin" in American
Thinker, what was the point? I can't imagine writing any-
thing as great as that.

Besides, I'm sort of conflicted on Palin. People like to say
she's one of those people that you either love or hate.
Maybe so. I was very excited to see McCain put her on the
ticket; finally, a conservative to vote for! And her being a
woman with five kids didn't hurt, either. I figure, if you can
hold down a high-power job, a hottie husband, and a house-
hold with five kids while looking like you stepped off the
cover of Working Mother Magazine you can run the USA
with your hands tied behind your back, (Can I get an amen,
sisters?)

I love the fact that she does more than pay
lip-service to her values. Of course, yes, Any woman
she's a politician and generally, values and like a full h
politicians go together like peanut butter warned that tl
and okra. But she's a Christian who thinks
that abortion is murder. More importantly,
when a doctor told her that she was going to sol
have a baby who would be handicapped and That's their na
require special and expensive care his
whole life, she stepped up to the plate and
said, "Bring it on." You have to at least re-
spect a woman like that. She has backbone.
As John Wayne's annoying little sidekick would put it, she
has grit. We need more politicians like that.

She likes guns. Much has been made of Palin and hunting.
Around here, she wouldn't be that unusual. Lots of women
like hunting. The media tried to turn it into something dis-
reputable; like her ability to kill a moose somehow makes
her some sort of parody of womanhood. Funny how the left
does that, isn't it? The very people who claim to be all about
equality between the sexes and who force little boys to play
with Barbies in the name of "gender bias" are the same
ones who demonize a woman who takes on a "masculine"
hobby Al Gore's TV Chahnel called Palin a "Gun-Ho." If
your wife is sitting next to you in a tree stand today, try that
name on her and see how long it takes you to hit the ground.


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But Sarah Palin has had to take that, and more. The armies
of the radical left assaulted her looks, her smarts, her hus-
band, even her children. The mainstream nqws media has
put up photoshopped pictures of her into "straight" news
stories. She's been called every horrible name for women
that you can imagine. (And some that I couldn't, and had to
look up on the internet. OMG.) They called her a bad moth-
er. They accused her of crimes. They. sued her into finan-
cial ruin. I don't mean to re-hash all the accusations, I'm as
sick of the whole thing as you are. The important thing is,
she took the worst filth that they could dish out and she
came back, defiant and swinging.

Robin of Berkley said it better than I ever could; "...defiling
a mother of five with a babe in her arms, and a grandmoth-
er to boot, is particularly obscene. It is, of course, Palin's un-
apologetic motherhood that fuels the leftist fire. Because as
a mother and a fertile woman, Palin is as close to the sacred
as a person gets. She is not just politically pro-life. Her
whole being emanates life, which is a stark contrast to the
darkness of the Left, the life-despoil-
ers." Yeah. What she said.


who chooses to behave
human being should be With all that, you'd think I'd support
he armies of the status Palin whole-heartedly if she decides to
S....i tt h, a run for President against The One in
quo will treat her as 2012. Well, I just don't know. I've
mething of a dirty joke. watched her speak enough to doubt her
tural and first weapon. intellectual heft. Grit is great, but I'd
like a President to be a little more cere;
--Gloria Steinem bral. For instance, I'd vote for Con-
doleeza Rice in a heartbeat. She has
grit AND brains. (Maybe that's why
she's not a politician.) And yes, I hate to say it, but Palin's
family dynamics are a little tacky and "trailer park" for my
taste. Everybody has family like that, but most politicians
are savvy enough to know to keep crazyAunt Ethel in the, at-
tic. Palin's dirty laundry is all over the front page of Play-
girl. It's not her fault; I doubt anybody's family dirt could
survive the hordes of researchers who descended upon Alas-
ka after Palin's name was announced. But we expect our
Presidents to be dignified and somewhat above the fray.
Palin doesn't quite meet that standard. Few do.

So she's not quite my ideal Presidential candidate. It's not
her fault that she's not Ronald Reagan. (Nobody is.) I don't
love Sarah, or hate her. She may not be the perfect candi-
date for 2012, but she may be the best one.


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We the family of Robert
"Bob" Lindsey would like to
thank everyone for all their
love and thoughtfulness
shown to him and all of us
during his extended illness
and death. All the visits,
calls, cards when he was in
the hospital, Tri County
Nursing Home and Haven
Hospice in Chiefland meant
alot to him and all of us.
When he passed away, there
again, so much love was
shown to all of us with your
many, many cards, calls,
foods and flowers. Words
cannot express our thank to
everyone.

Thank to Kent Heaton And
Danny Roberts for a very
beautiful memorial to him.

The Family of Robert "Bob"
Lindsey


THANK YOU!

We the staff and residents
send out a SUPER HUGE
THANK YOU-for the won-
derful, beautiful delicious
desserts that everyone from
our Caring Loving Commu-
nity donated to our Thanks-
giving dessert buffet..We en-
joyed every morsel and ate
until our hearts were con-
tent. Thank you for remem-
bering us during this
blessed Holiday Season and
don't forget we would love to
have your company, a short
visit to sing Christmas Car-
ols or just a few words of en-
couragment and love during
the Christmas Holiday.

We love you and pray that
God Blesses you for your
kindness shown to us who
are often forgotten. So here
sending you a heart felt
thank you for making us
part of your Thanksgiving.

Cross City Rehabilitation


Dear Dixie County Advocate:

I appreciate the opportunity
to be able to use the freedom
of speech. I am thankful for
. this country of ours and to
be an American Citizen.

One of the current Board
Members has attempted to
publically and privately in-
timidate me due to my free-
dom of speech. I do not
think that the duties of a
Board Member is to quell
and attempt to intimidate a
district member's public
voice, nor should a Board
Member standing for the
people he represents show
such disregard for the voice
of the people with tactics of
intimidation. This action is
deemed inappropriate and it
is not proper; nor is it to be
tolerated.

The real issue has not even
been mentioned; that issue
being money and leadership.
SW&SD is in critical finan-
cial crisis due to the fact
that this small district has
overpaid a water and sewer
Contract Operator at the
manager's discretion.

The Board is conducting
business at the direction of
the manager, instead of the
Board directing and delegat-
ing to the manager vital
business decisions that af-
fect the district members.
This greatly affects the peo-
ple whom are district meme-
bers that are footing the bill
for this District.

Mr. Godwin, the current
chairman, is an educated
man, but apparently does
not know how to conduct
business nor understand the
responsibility of the Chair-
man and the purpose of the
gavel. He has forgotten that
he is representing the dis-
trict members and the deci-


sions that are made affect all, these items and pocket the
district members personally proceeds from this salvage
as well as financially at a local salvage dealer?
Should not this money went
back to the district?


We have several local Li-
censed Water and Sewer Op-
erators candidates, but I do
not believe it possible that
we could hire another opera-
tor due to actions of the
manager. As of current the
manager has without Board
approval been paying this
contract operator $65.00 per
hour whom supplies his ser-
vices to multiple locations
such as GRU, Kanapaha, pos-
sibly the City of Trenton
and Lancaster Correctional
Facility

The current manager him-
self has duties that would
appear to take time away
from the district. He has a
business of Captain of a
boat and offers Guide Ser-
vice, Kayak rentals and
writes articles for the Icoal
chamber of commerce
newsletters, Hidden Coast
Lines and Woods & Water.
Exactly how does the man-
ager find the time to operate
this district with all these
activities? It is no wonder
that the District does not
collect the revenues owed to
the District.

Still at this time the District
does not have an actual in-
ventory Several question-
able purchases have been
made by the District employ-
ees at local vendors that was
not for repair or use of the
district, instead it was for
the employees personal use
at the expense of the Dis-
trict Members.

What has happened to the
copper wire that was re-
moved from the district and
the brass parts from the wa-
ter meters? Who gave the
manager and a specific em-
ployee permission to salvage


As of recent it has been dis-
covered that Ms. Carolyn
Johnson and Mr. William
Marshall are not district
members. They do not vote
in Dixie County and they do
not own property nor pay
taxes here in our county. I
am afraid that they do not
exist. I have noticed recent-
ly only three local residents,
Mrs. Carol West, Mr. Jim
Johnson and myself have
been working diligently to
clean up our road coming
into Suwannee. Perhaps if
people have so much spare
time they could assist in
this effort of keeping the
road clean instead of cast-
ing stones and writing let-
ters and not being an actual
person but rather a pen
name. These good people
could exhaust this energy in
a more productive manner!

Because of great over-
whelming concern, I have
asked Mr. Godwin to provide ,
leadership and financiap
guidance at these coming
meetings due to the fact that
this District is in such grave
financial crisis. It is his
duty as well as the other
board members to insure
that our District is operated
as a Public Utility that of-
fers excellent quality water.
Service is provided at a rea-
sonable rate and, revenues
are collected.

The current sitting Board
has a duty to protect the
members with good sound
judgment and a firm hand
on the manager and District
employees.

Sincerely, Preston Chavous,
Suwannee


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Outdoors & Law


DaMCONT0 A I0G


11/23/2009 CANNON, JEF-
FERY EDWIN, 46, SUTTON,
VOP CT1 SALE OF COCAINE
11/23/2009 JUVENILE,
CLARK, SELL OF CONT SUB
W/I 1000 FT CHURCH, BAT-
TERY, ROBBERY
11/23/2009 IRVING, TIMOTHY
M, 33, REED, SELL OF CON-
TROLLED SUBSTANCE
11/23/2009 CRAYCRAFT,
TRAVIS BLEU, 24, CHILD
ABUSE, INTENTIONAL ACT
11/23/2009 SANFORD, JAMEY
RENEE, 21, CHEWNING, WAR-
RANT VOP CT 1 EXPLOIT EL-
DERLY HOLD FOR TAYLOR
CO, HOLD FOR COLUMBIA
CO
11/24/2009 WALKER JR,
EARNEST LEE, 28, ONEAL,
AREMED BURGLARY GRAND
THEFT DEALING IN STOLEN
PROPERTY
11/24/2009 MILLER, TRACY
LEE, 42, DOWNING, BATTERY
ON A LEO 2 CTS DOMESTIC


BATTERY OBSTRUCTION/
RESSISTING WITH VIO-
LENCE, OBSTRUCTION/ RE-
SISTING W/O VIOLENCE
11/25/2009 MILLER, JAMES
RUBEN, 33, CHEWNING, VOP
OFFENSE OF SIMPLE BAT-
TERY
11/25/2009 BATTLE, CURTIS,
22, DANILS, DWLSR
11/25/2009 DICKSON, DAVID
M, 29, DANIELS, OUT OF
STATE WARR ARREST
11/26/2009 JENKINS,
CHELSEA IELENE, 22, MATH-
IS, TAMPER W/ UTILITY ME-
TER
11/27/2009 SMITH, SHANE
CURTIS, 18, SIMMONS, DOM
VIOLENCE BATT
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MICHAEL D, 36, GANUS, DUI
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TO CHECK OUT CHARITIES

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida
Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissibner
Charles H. Bronson is urg-
ing consumers to check on
the registration status and
funding history of charities
before agreeing to donate
any money. Many charities
collect about half their an-
nual contributions in the
months of November and
December during the holi-
day season. But Btronson
says it is prudent to take
time to investigate a charity
and ensure the money is be-
-ing spent wisely

Florida law requires most
charities soliciting in Flori-
da to register with the Flori-
da Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services
each year and provide finan-
cial information about in-
come and expenses. Reli-
gious, educational and gov-
ernment-based charities are
exempt. Registered chari-
ties are also required to dis-
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The Sunday after Thanks-
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planned for all the Levy
County Horse Club riders
who could make it and Dave
and I were among those who
were. We headed out early
this time, I certainly did not
forget sunglasses or a hat,
water bottle and the likes of
any items we needed for the
day Score one for Bonnie!

We loaded the horses and
their supplies as well as our
own and we.were off for a
wonderful day of pleasure
riding with our friends.
We arrived at San Felasco
early, according to my
watch; it was only 9:05.'The
ride was set for 9:30 am.

It was a cool morning but
* not too cold. The sun was
shining and all was well
with the world! Outstanding!


First
off we
saw
Ben-
nie
get-
ting
her
horse
Willie


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ready
to ride. There were other
riders also getting ready for
their ride. We didn't know
them, but you know, horse
* people are the friendliest
people in the world and
courteous too! How true the
saying "smile and the whole
world smiles back" as I'm
grinning like a Cheshire cat
from ear to ear.

I am thankful to simply be
alive on this gorgeous day.
Soon we see our group com-
ing in as we unload our .
horses, Buddy and Zip.
Randy, Fay, and Leonora pull
in and unload their horses.
After a few more moments
we see a few others arriving
like Peggy and Daniel. Soon
everyone is ready to ride, ex-
cept for a small few. I did
manage to get on my "high
horse" and Dave and I are
saddled and ready to go.
Randy leads off with the
first group and Dave and I
wait for the second group,
which are Ruth and her
daughter Becky.

As Dave and I head off to-
gether with the second
group, we couldn't help but
think about the weather be-
ing good and the trail being


company. A sign posted as
you enter the trail today
said; "take all the pictures
you want and leave nothing
but hoof prints behind".
Life should be.this simple.

Until next time, happy trails
to you and yours, and keep
smiling... because we truly
have a lot to be thankful for!


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absolutely incredible. I have
always been a little spooked
about the bikes at San Felas-
co. This is a place that bicy-
clist are allowed to ride too.
And today of all days, we
discover upon entering the
trailhead, there is a bicycle
race with 200 entrants. Bicy-
cles, and horses, and trees
.... Oh My! But today I was
fearless! I told myself that
all was right in the world -
and Buddy and I were in-
credible together. Well.. it
must have worked, no
mishaps occurred and I,
once again gave thanks for a
spectacular day as I certain-
ly did not need to fall off my
high horse!

The air I breathed made me
feel truly invincible. I loved
riding up the steep hills and
down thru more hilly trails.
The bends and sharp turns
through the wooded area
that we encountered on our
trail were breathtaking even
though we missed the creek
crossing. We will catch that
trail next time. Today was
totally
awesome
and I feel
blessed .1
as we
ride with
blue
skies on
such a
remark-
able sun-
ny day.

Buddy is really enjoying the
day too. I can tell from the
way he responds to my
slightest touch. A glance to
my left shows me a few deer
watching us as we go by and
I stop to admire their grace
as Buddy and I step over a
fallen log. Just beyond the
log in a small clearing I spot
a baby fawn standing on
wobbly legs. I look around
me at this beauty before me
and I wish everyone could
see what I see. Nature is
such an awe-inspiring won-
der and I thank God I am
alive for one more day.

Back at the trailhead we all
gathered together, had lunch
and talked of our amazing
ride. The sights, sounds and
yes the woodsy aroma make
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -
Crewmembers from the
Coast Guard rescued Luke
Finch aboard his father's-
32-foot sailboat at approxi-
mately, 7:15 a.m. Tuesday,
Dec. 1, 2009, approximately
140 miles southwest of Fort
Myers Beach, Fla.
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Watchstanders-at Coast
Guard Sector St. Petersburg
were contacted' ly Sun-
day morning b i'Cbti City
Police Department officials,
in Cocoa, Fla., requesting
assistance in locating Paul
Martikainen, 35, and his
son, Finch. They reportedly
departed Salt Creek Mari-
na, in St. Petersburg, in a
32-foot grey Bristol sailboat
at about 4 pm. Saturday.

Crewmembers aboard a-
Coast Guard Air Station
Clearwater, Fla., HC-130
Hercules aircraft spotted
Paul Martikainen's sailboat
at about 5 p.m. Monday,
while searching a 22,995-
square mile area after
Finch was reportedly kid-
napped by Martikainen Sat-
urday.

Crewmembers from the
Coast Guard Cutter Croco-


dile and Coast Guard Cut-
ter Kodiak Island boarded
the sailboat at about 7:15
a.m. Tuesday, safely res-
cued Finch, and took him
onboard the Crocodile. Ko-
diak Island boarding team
members detained Mar-
tikainen and are currently
towing the sailboat to Coast
Guard Station Fort Myers
Beach, Fla., where he will
be taken into FBI custody.

Finch is scheduled to arrive
at Coast Guard Station Fort
Myers Beach, Fla. between
7 and 8 p.m. Tuesday.

"We are incredibly happy
that we were able to find
and rescue Luke unharmed
to reunite him with his
family," said Capt. Timothy
Close, Coast Guard Sector
St.. Petersburg commander.
"There were multiple agen-
cies involved and the we
were glad we were able to
assist."

The Crocodile is an 87-foot
cutter homeported in St. Pe-
tersburg.

The Kodiak Island is a 110-
foot cutter homeported in
Key West, Fla.


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Thursday, December 3, 2009


BEAR FOOTBALL


The Bears played hard and dug in and
did not make it easy on Fort Meade.
They finally scored in the middle of
the third quar.
ter when Keen
hit Godbolt
with a 4lOyard
pass. Cassidy
added the extra
point, but the
Bears could .
not catch up to .
the Miners. --


LCCC changes

name to "Florida

Gateway

College"

During Lake City Communi-
ty College's District Board
of Trustees regular meeting
on Tuesday, November 10,
the board voted to change
the name of the college to
Florida Gateway College.
College officials plan to
make the new name official
by July 1, 2010.
Hall stated the college con-
ducted numerous focus
groups in its five-county dis-
trict discussing proposed
new names. Additionally, he
spoke with major LCCC
committees, the Student
Government Association,
and various other campus
groups, both formally and
informally.
The state began allowing
community colleges to
.change their names months
ago. "Of the 28 community
colleges, 24 have made the
change to college or state
college and the other col-
leges are in the process of
changing their names," Hall
said.


The college's new name will
be submitted to the State
Board of Education, which
has to approve the name
change. The change to Flori-
da Gateway College will
open many doors and oppor-
tunities beyond the sur-
rounding counties and will
"not be restricted" to just
Lake City
While the name will change,
the college will remain an
open admissions college,
maintain the same mission
statement, the current mas-
cot, and will continue to of-
fer all the student services
currently in place. The con-
sensus of the board is that
it is the right time to change
the name and would provide
regional residents more op-
tions to choose from.
Students who graduate in
May 2010 will be the last
graduating class of Lake
City Community College be-
fore the final launch of the
new name. The final step of
the proposed name change
will be approval by the i
Florida House of Represen-
tatives and Florida Senate
in the spring.
Individuals wishing more
information may call the
LCCC public information of-
fice at (386) 754-4247.


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They would also like to thank all of the football parents that fed
them before the playoff game against Ft. Meade.
Your continued support is greatly appreciated!

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In Loving Memory Of
Ellis Beckham
7/13/35 12/03/08

Our hearts ache in
sadness and secret
tears still flow, what it, V
meant to lose you, no ..
one will ever know.
When we are sad and
lonely, and everything
goes wrong, we seem
to hear you whisper
"Cheer up and Carry
on"
Each time we see your
picture, you seem to
smile and say, Don't f jr
Cry, I'm up in Heaven
will meet again some-
day'
We love and miss you, Betty Ann, Raymond, Crystal and
Lil' Raymond


Jay Bryant Lytle Road

On the outskirts of Jena, there's an old rock road
That carries the weight of many a load
And down this road lives a legend of a man
who. built his home from the old virgin land
It runs to the river and then turns around
And that's where the Lytles can be found
At the edge of this river, down in the swamp
There's streams and caves with old cypress stumps
Jay Bryant Lytle is a hell of a man
And when he says something, that's where he stands
He is in his 70's, that's what I was told
But in my heart he will never grow old
He made his living by the sweat of his brow
Done it back then and can still do it now
So if you want to listen and you know the code
You can find him on Jay Bryant Lytle Road

--Lyndon Overstreet
March 26, 2009


3 81986 -4 28,2009


ARM.-
Blue Christmas As Sung By Elvis
I'll have a blue Christmas without you;
I'll be so blue just thinking about you.
Decorations of red
on a green Christmas tree
Won't mean a thing dear
if you're not here with me.
When those blue snowflakes start falling
that's when those blue memories start calling
2. You'll be doing all right JL A
.with your Christmas of whit Yr
Q ut I'll have a blue, blue blue blue Chrisf a
I'll have a blue Christmas without yoiB
I'l be so blue just thinking about you.
You'll be doing all right
with your Christmas of white.
But I'll have a blue, blue blue blue Christmas.
But I'll have a blue, blue blue blue Christmas.


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Always missing you,
Daddy, mama, Angel and family


Thank you!.

Dixie Senior FFA would like to THANK all of our seat
cushion sponsors!
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Bobby Ray's Tractor Service
Sanchez Farms
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of Court
Starlet Cannon, Supervisor of Elections
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Old Town Rental
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Tim Alexander, Dixie County School Board Member
Anderson Columbia Co., Inc.
B&B Tree Service
Capital City Bank
Charlene's Salon
Dav is NMechanical, LLC
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HAPPY 52ND SRTR1DAY


JOHNNY!


2009 FCAT Retakes scores are in

The 2009 Fall FCAT Retakes for reading and math have been
issued from the state. There were 3 areas that were above
state average for percent passing, 10th grade reading and
math and llth grade math. We are encouraged with math
scores, but will provide an additional focus on reading to
improve those scores.

READING

parade Total Passed % State
passed average
119%
10 18 4 22% 19%

11 61 8 13% 33%

12 19 4 21% 23%

10-12 16 16 16%




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Average
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11 31 19 61% 46%

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Never Give Up!
CHEERLEADERS vs.
MARTIAL ARTISTS

No doubt about it, Cheer-
leaders are some bf the
toughest athletes in sports.
Yes, Cheerleading IS a sport.
They train just as hard as
any other sports team. They
practice constantly They
usually have to pay to at-
tend their own competi-
tions. They have no
padding, special equipment,
or protection frdm injury
They get injured and still
continue to train. They are
fearless. Yet they don't get
the respect they deserve.
The more complex and
riskier maneuvers in cheer-
leading are called stunting,
with moves similar to gym-
nastics. The big difference,
however, is that gymnastics
is done on padded surfaces,
instead of the hardwood
gym floors, school tracks or
football fields where cheer-
leading is performed. Gym-
nastics floor routines are
also individualistic. In
cheerleading, teammates
help throw the performer
high in the air, allowing
them to do more flips and
maneuvers. A minor mis-
take with the landing can
lead to an extreme, cata-
strophic injury.
Last year, the National Asso-
ciation for Catastrophic
Sports Injury Research sur-
prised many by reporting
that the most dangerous
sport for young female ath-
letes was not a contact sport
like football, or ice hockey,
but in fact cheerleading. In-
deed, cheerleading leads the
nation in catastrophic in-
juries among all sports,
male or female, accounting
for a staggering 65.1 percent
of all catastrophic injuries
among female athletes over
the past 25 years. Cata-
strophic injuries are in-
juries to head or neck that
lead to significant perma-
nent impairment including
paralysis and death. Unfor-
tunately, most contact sports
like hockey and football
have these types of injuries,
but based on participation,
total number of athletes and
hours played, cheerleading
is most dangerous.
Martial arts include high-
energy training that can im-
prove strength, speed, flexi-


ability, and cardiovascular
health. However, just like
other sports or physical ac-
tivities, there are injuries
that can be encountered in
martial arts training or
competition. Quite surpris-
ingly, the risk of injury
from martial arts is much
lower compared to bther
contact sports. It is not even
. listed among the top ten
sports injuries statistics. A
researctrconducted at
George Washington Univer-
sity in the United States
concluded that the injury
rate in martial arts training
is lower than other contact
sports like rugby, football
basketball, hockey, soccer,
and cheerleading. Most in-
juries associated with mar-
tial arts are aching limbs
and sore muscles, which are
usually mild to moderate in-
juries that quickly pass as
the learner becomes
stronger and more flexible.
However, there are other in-
juries in martial arts, such
as the occasional black eye
or fat lip.

Martial Arts is learned by
training in a controlled en-
vironment with padding
and floor mats to minimize
injuries. Students train for
real life scenarios, not like -
the movies where unrealis-
tic bungee cord flips and ac-
robatics are shown. Try
that stuff in a real life self
defense situation and you
will lose.
So, with all of that in mind,
I tell my students, "You will
learn to defend yourself
against anyone of any size
.or character trying to hurt
you. But, if a cheerleader is
picking on you, RUN!"

Please email questions or
comments to: karatemanlar-
rytaylor@gmail.com

Larry Taylor is a certified
Fourth Degree Master In-
structor of Tang Soo Do. He
has won eight Tang Soo Do
Championships and his stu-
dents have won over 15
South Eastern Champi-
onships. He is a judge at the
Police Athletic League tour-
naments in JacksonVille, Fl.
He also teaches 5th Grade
Science at Anderson Elemen-
tary School, is certified in
Educational Leadership, has
a Masters Degree in Elemen-
tary Education, and has Na-
tional Board Certification in
Elementary Education.


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AMERICAN LEGION

POST 383 NEWS

We still need for members to come in and pay their dues.
We are having a Pearl Harbor Day remembrance on Mon-
day, December 7th, beginning with a Post dinner at 5 PM.
At dusk dark, the Flag Disposal Ceremony will begin out-
side. This ceremony is open to the public. Anyone with an
old tattered American flag can bring it and it will be prop-
erly honorably disposed of.
Don't forget ur annual Christmas Party for the Post, Auxil-
iary and SAL is Saturday, Dec. 12th beginning at 6 PM. Din-
ner and entertainment with DOug Miller, and bring canned
goods for the needy baskets.
On December 19, SAL is having a "fun" day including a chili
cook-off. The fee is $5.00 per pot, and $2"00 to eat 1st, 2nd
and 3rd place prizes, We will also have karaoke and games
for all. The proceeds of this Looking for work?
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DEPARTMENT
OF REVENUE


Dixie County


A Message from your Tax
Collector, Michelle F. Cannon
Get ready for the
new Florida driver's
license and ID
requirements

Florida is leading the nation
in an effort to provide resi-
dents with an even more se-
cure identification docu-
ment. Beginning Jan. 1,
2010, Floridians renewing or
obtaining or obtaining a
new driver license/identifi-
cation card will be required
to show proof of 1) identifi-
cation, 2) Social Security
number and 3) two items of
residential address.
While some may have no
problem putting their fin-
gers on these documents, it
might be difficult for others.
To assist Floridians with
these changes, the Florida


R. 8/09


Tax Year i.20 0 9


Members of the Board

Honorable MARVIN E. HUNT Board of County Commissioners, District No. 2

Honorable RONNIE EDMONDS Board of County Commissioners, District No. 5

Honorable GLEN OSTEEN School Board, District No. 5

Citizen Member DEL SWAILS Business owner within the school district

Citizen Member DOYLE BARDEN Homestead property owner

The Value Adjustment Board (VAB) meets each year to hear petitions and make decisions relating
to property tax assessments, exemptions, classifications, and tax deferrals.
s se p *'s '
Summiary of Year's Actions .
Number of Parcels Reduction in Shift in
Type of Property Exemptions Assessments* Both County Taxable Value Taxes
Withdrawn Due to Board Due to Board
Granted Requested Reduced Requested or settled Actions Actions

Residential 1 14 $ 27,100 $ 660

Commercial $ $
Industrial and
miscellaneous ___
Agricultural or $ $
classified use _____
High water recharge $ $
Historic commercial $ $
or nonprofit _______
Business machinery $
and equipment ________
Vacant lots and $
acreage

TOTALS 1 14 $ 27,100 $ 660

All Values should be county taxable values. School and other taxing authority values may differ.
*Include transfer of assessment difference (portability) requests.


If you have a question about these action$, contact the chair or the Clerk of the Value Adjustment Board.

Chair's name MARVIN E. HUNT Phone 352-498-1206 X

Clerk's name DANA D. JOHNSON Phone 352-498-1200 X






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NOTICE

TAX IMPACT OF VALUE ADJUSTMENT

BOARD


Department of Highway '
Safety and Motor Vehicles
has launched a statewide
campaign to encourage resi-
dents to gather your docu-
ments, go to a driver's li-
cense office and get your *
new card.
For information on the full
list of documents needed.
prior to a visit, go to Gather-
GoGet.com. Here you will be
able to:
* Determine when;
you will need to visit a dri-
ver license office.
* Create a personal-
ized checklist detailing doc-
uments you will need to
bring.
* Obtain contact in-
formation for where to get
the required documenta-
tion.
You may also contact the:
Tax Collector's Driver's Li-
cense office at 498-1414 for
more information.











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t e Thursday December 3, 2009


Local


Well, another Thanksgiving
has come and gone. We had
a really good one. We went
down to our huntin' camp
and ate...and ate...and then
ate some more! You always
think that you won't be able
to eat again for days, but a
few hours later, I'm always
in there eating just a little'
bit more. My brother-in-law
fried the turkey this year.
All I can say is if you
haven't had fried turkey you
are missing out! My Pa-in-
law said that if they could
make chips out of the skin
he would be in trouble and I
agree whole-heartedly

I was so happy to hear from
several people that tried my
turkey breast recipe from
last week. Krystal Owens
said her family loved it and
really loved the quick
cleanup. I "talked" to one of
my Facebook buddies last
night, former Dixie County
resident Kim Ricketson Fen-
ton who made it. Even her
"turkey hater" was a big
fan. She shredded the meat
then put the meat back in
the gravy I only heard from
one person about the bis-
cuits but it was a positive
one! Advocate editor Kathy
McKinney said her crew ate
the entire batch in one sit-
ting and they were a huge
hit. So if you haven't tried
either of these give them a
shot!

While cooking for Thanks-
giving and the Butler Fami-
ly Reunion I had a chance to
try out a recipe recommend-
ed to me by Amy Spivey I
looked it up online and
made a few changes. Every-
one gave it a thumbs up. I
promised Jimmy Butler and
his wife that I would share it
this week.


Sprlte Apple DM.upl.gs

4 Granny Smith apples,
peeled and cored cut into
quarters
2 cans Crescent Dinner Rolls
(open and separated)
2 Cups granulated sugar
1 Cup brown sugar


1 (12 oz) can Sprite cle of chairs around the fire
1 1/2 sticks butter* pit and move constantly to
% cup coarse chop pecans get out of the smoke. The
'/ teaspoon each of Cinna- smoke always seems to.shift
mon and Nutmeg* to where I am'standing, be-
cause as everyone knows, it


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking
,pan with non-stick spray.
Wrap each piece of apple in
a crescent roll. Put into pre-
pared baking dish core side
down.
Sprinkle white sugar evenly
over apples. Then do the
same with the brown sugar.
Sprinkle the pecans evenly
over the apples. Sprinkle
cinnamon and nutmeg over
the top of apples. Cut the
butter over top, then pour
the can of Sprite around the
edge of the baking dish and
bake until browned.

*I started using whole nut-
meg a few years ago and
find it is so much better
than the powdered nutmeg.
Whole nutmeg is right there
in the spice isle. To use it
you just buy an inexpensive
micro-planer. Just. grate the
amount of nutmeg you need
and put the unused nutmeg
back in'the jar. I also grate a
little on top of my hot choco-
late and my coffee. The taste
is worth'the cost of a micro
planer.

*Use the whole amount of
butter. I just couldn't the
first time I made it but when
I used the whole amount the
'second time the recipe
turned out so much tastier.
Hey, you have already used 3
cups of sugar. It's a dessert!
Go for it!

As I mentioAed earlier we
have been at the camp this
holiday season. I am riot a
huntin kinda woman. I am a
ride in the truck, sit by the
fire kinda woman. I cheer
when they get something
but I ain't doin the getting.
My husband believes with
his whole heart that if you
are sitting comfortably by
the fire then the fire must
not be big enough. It must
be much larger and definite-
ly much smokier. He feels he
has done his job when you
have to move out of the cir-


"follows beauty. At least.
' that's what I tell myself. So
when I get home I can't wait
to get out of those smoky
clothes and get into the
shower.

One problem I have-is get-
ting the smell out of my
hair. Even after I havb
washed it a couple times I-
can.still smell it. I tried -
something that I have used
for years to deep clean my
hair and it worked like a.
charm. All it takes is a palm
full of baking soda. When
you go to wash your hair put
about a' tablespoon of bak-
ing soda into the palm of.._
your hand. Then add enough
shampoo to'make a thin :
paste. Wash and rinse as
usual. The smells gone and
your hair is clean and soft. I
love cheap solutions! .

Another solution I read was
to put a dryer sheet in your
pillow case overnight. Or
you can wrap a dryer'sheet
around your hair brush
pushing the bristles "
through. Brush'hair fr6m.
root to tip and not only will
your hair smell fresher but
it won't have static cling!,

Please try these recipes'and
tips and let me know what
you think. Also, please e-
mail me any tips that have
made your life easier. Is
there something you would
have loved to have known
when you were first starting
out? Is there something you
did that you vowed never to
do again? Drop me a line.
Nothing is too small; I will
love hearing from you. We
are all in the same boat.
There will always be empty
bellies and dirty dishes. '
Dust on the table and dirt on
the floor. A little bit of hu-
mor and advice can make
the trip so much easier.
Send questions and cotn-
ments to me at
cravey644@bellsouth.net


Suwannee River Fair
News

Weigh in/Tag in Dates
December 5, 2009 Feeder
Steer and Heifers 7:30 am
to 10:30 am

December 12, 2009 Swine -
7:00 am,to 10:00 am

Please review the 2010 fair
riles. Exhibitor must be
present at weigh in/tag in.
Scholarship Applications
Each year,ithe Suwannee
River Fair awards two schol-
arships in the amount of
$500. You must be a graduat-
ing high school senior and
an active member of FFA or
4-H in good standing in Dix-
ie, Gilchrist or Levy County
to be considered.
Applicants' uld review
the rules iB ning to the
,scholarship award on page 3
-of the 2010 rule book. The
application, volunteer hours
sheet anti rules are available
. onlifie at suwanneerivery-
outhfair.org or from your ad-
visor or 4-H club leader.
The deadline for application
submission is Wednesday
March 3, 2010. All entries
must be postmarked by this
date to1fe considered. This
deadline is strictly enforced
aid no late applications will
be. accepted :

CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT SER-
S VICES, INC.
NO COST CHILD CARE

IIEAD START/EARLY HEAD START
RECRUITS ClILlREN YEAR ROUND
FOR THE PROGRAM, NO APPOINT-
MENT IS NEEDED TO COMPLETE AN
APPLICATION.


SOME OF OUR SERVCES INCLUDE,
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, DIS-
ABILfY SERVICES, DENTAL
SCREENINGS, VISION SCREENINGS,
EXPECTANT MOTHERS' PROGRAM,
DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS, AND
MORE
PLEASE CALL 1800-303-7812 FOR


In Celebration of Thanks-
giving, on Wednesday, No-
vember 24th, parents, chil-
dren, and staff celebrated
their 2nd Annual Fall Festi-
val at CDS Head Start in
Cross City All were in-
volved in booths such as
Face Painting, Make and
Take activities, our own
Pumpkin Patch (which in-
cluded a Hay Find and
Thanksgiving stories read
to the children),


Medicare 2010 Annual Enrollment
Period For Part D Drug Plans
Begins Soon!

Do you know how much
your current Part D Drug
Plan is going to cost you
next year? Do you know the
cost of your drugs in the De-
ductible and in the Gap? Do
you know when you will hit
the Gap? Do you know if
there is a less expensive plan
out there that covers your
drugs?

Medicare Part D's Annual
Enrollment Period runs Nov
15th to Dec 31st.


Stickers/Tattoos, Bubbles,
Fish Pond, USDA food sam-
pling, and basketball to
name a few. Everyone was
served a tasty Thanksgiving
Dinner, with all the fixin's.
The highlight of the event
was a visit from the Assis-
tant Director, Luzonia Wa-
ters who shared the value of
parent involvement in the
Head Start Program. It was
a great day for all!


SHINE, a volunteer Program
with the FL Dept of Elder
Affairs, is here to help an-
swer your questions. Come
see us for free, unbiased, and
confidential assistance.
Bring your Medicare Card,
your current Part D Plan
card, and your prescription
drug bottles. There will be a
worksheet to complete. To
find a SHINE site near you
or to be referred to a
volunteer, call the Elder
Helpline at 1-800-262-2243.
Next.site dates are:

Mon, Dec 7th 2:00pm-,
5:00pm Cross City Library


Dixie County SWAT
November 19 marks the
33rd anniversary of the
American Cancer Society's
Great American Smokeout.
This annual event chal-
lenges smokers to quit For
at least 1 day and prove ides
information resources to
help them quit permanently.

The Dixie County high
School SWAT chapter
Worked hard to collect and
display 88 pairs of shoes.
representing
estimated 88
Floridian's .
who die each
day from to-
bacco related
illnesses. In
addition to
the dramatic
visual dis-
play on the
High School
Campus,
Kim Lander
waks host to
guest speak-
er, Melanie
Butler in
each of her
ninth Grade
English
Classes.
Melanie But-
ler is Dixie
County's To-
bacco Pre-
vention Spe-
cialist for Butler
Quit Doc.

Quit Doc is the leader in pro-
viding a multidisciplinary ap-
proach, designed to conquer
nicotine addiction. Dr. Barry
Hummel, a Pediatrician and
one of Quit Doc's founding
members, is spearheading the
effort and reaching out into
the community, recruiting par-
ents, teachers, and students to
put pressure on the tobacco in-
dustry This effort is made pos-
sible through the Quit Doc Re-
search and Education Founda-
tion, a non-profit organization


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The Dixie County Advocate Thursday December 3, 2009


tuff to Do


Chili Cookoff

2nd Annual Chili Cookoff and cake and sweet auction:
Saturday Dec. 19th 2:00 PM till ?

To benefit Christmas for Dixie County Children $5.00 chili
entry fee, $2.00 donation buys a,bowl last all the chili. Open
to the public welcome hot dogs, hamburgers, fun, friends,
karaoke- so cook your chili and bake your cake and sweets
for a worthy case. For more info 542-2021 Post # 383


State Park to Host SUWANNEE
OLD TIME MUSIC WEEKEND
The Florida Department of En-
vironmental Protection's
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Cen-
ter State Park will host the
Suwannee Old Time Music Week-
end Friday, December 4 through
Sunday, December 6,2009, on the
banks of the historic Suwannee
River.
This three day event offers par-
ticipants in-depth instruction in
old time music techniques on the
banjo, guitar, fiddle and voice for
beginning, intermediate and ad-
vanced students. This year's spe-
cial guest instructors and nation-
ally known performers include
Mac Traynham, Shay Garriock
and Jenny Traynham.
Concerts will be held on Friday
and Saturday evenings in the
park auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets for public admission are
$10.00. Friday evening is the
Florida Masters Concert featur-
ing Tom and Kay Van Treese,
Gail Gillespie and Dwight
Rogers. Saturday evening will
feature an Instructor's Showcase
Concert with Florida favorites,
Chuck Levy, Lloyd Baldwin, 'Greg
Allen and Chuck Anton.
Registration for the three-day
event is $240.00, which includes
all workshops, jam sessions, dis-
cussion groups, concerts and
meals. A spouse program is also
offered for just $85.00 and in-
cludes two concerts, jams and all
meals. For more information and
instructions for registration,
please call Morris Cook at (386)
397-7005.
In 2010, the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection's
Florida State Parks is celebrat-
ing 75 years of recreation and
preservation. Florida's 160 state
parks offer white sandy beaches,
vast open prairies, steep ravines,
lush semi-tropical forests, cultur-
al sites and crystal clear lakes,
rivers and springs. State parks
also offer countless locations to
learn about Florida's cultural
history and serve as outdoor
classrooms for students of all
ages. Affordable, family-friendly
activities, such as swimming,
hiking, bicycling, paddling, div-
ing, fishing, camping, horseback
riding, birding, photography,
events and ranger-led tours are
just a few ways people enjoy our
natural resources.


Suwannee River Economic
Council
Breakfast is now
being served!
at the Senior Center at
357 SE 22nd Avenue
For info call Heddie
Johnson 498-2714



BINGO

DAV
CHAPTER 63, CROSS
CITY
WEDNESDAYS 6 P.M.
SATURDAYS 5:30
P.M.
DAV HALL AIRPORT
ROAD
CROSS CITY


Start your Christmas
Season Celebrating
j Christ!

First Baptist
Women's Mlinstry invites
women of all ages to join
us for our annual FBC
Women's Christmas Cele-
bration "An Old Fashioned
Christmas." It takes place
on Friday evening, Dec. 4,
at 6:15 in the Fellowship
Hall. Enjoy fellowship with
friends, a salad supper,
dessert, and an evening of
worship with Carolyn Scul-
ly from Apopka.

A nursery will be available.
Call 498-5107 or Nancy Ho-
lifield at 498-3881 for more
information.

The event is free. Share the
joy!

WORI) WARll II
VE'ITERANS
CLUB

The December meeting of
the World War II veterans
will be held on Thursday,
December 10th at 11:30 a.m'
in the Island Room at the
Cedar Cove Beach and Yacht
Club.
In-lieu of a gift exchange
'we will bring a child's gift
for a boy or girl from 1 to 14
years of age to fill a TOYS
FOR TOTS box. John Howell
will be taking a group pic-
ture of the veterans pre-
sents at this meeting.

All WW II veterans are wel-
come to come join the cama-
raderie.

If you have any questions
call Billie Cooper 352-493-
9368 or Dot Halvorsen 352-
542-7697.


Suwannee Boat Parade
The Suwannee Holiday Boat
Parade will be a Suwannee
River Chamber of Commerce
Open event. No pre-registra-
tion is needed, just come and
participate by boat or as a
spectator.

Saturday, Dec. 5th Show off
your holiday spirit by deco-
rating you boat for an after
dark Boat Parade.
6:30pm Starting at Lake Hol-
iday, behind Crown's water-
front Market, just off HWY
349, in Suwannee. If you have
questions, please call Kay @
Suwannee Guides & Outfit-
ters 352-542-8331




The Nutcracker
Saturday, Dec 19 2:00p
at University of Florida:
Curtis M. Phillips Center
for the Performing Arts,
Gainesville, FL

December 17 20. "Dance
Alive National Ballet pre-,
sents the all time family fa-
vorite The Nutcracker!".
Become entranced by the
beauty of the Sugar Plum
Fairy and her dazzling
Court, enchanted by the
swirling snowflakes and
breathtaking snow, and
cheer for the tiny toy sol-
diers and their leader, the
handsome Nutcracker
Prince.


CRAFT FESTIVAL
2009.

Saturday, Dec 5
10:00a to 6:00p
at University of Florida:
Stephen C. O'Connell Center,
Gainesville, FL
GAINESVILLE The ..
Stephen C. O'Connell Center
is excited to host North Cen-
tral Florida's largest indoor
Craft Festival on Saturday
and Sunday, December 5th
and 6th.

This year's show will consist
of over 250 of the East
Coast's finest crafters and
artisans. Vendors in the.
show will be selling every-
thing from Gator parapher-.
nalia, glass, hand carved
wood items, clothes; person-
alized gifts, soaps, candles,
jewelry, handbags, pet gifts, ,
picture frames, marionettes,
quilts and much, much
more.

Polar Express Train Show
Sunday, Dec 6 1:00p to 4:00p.
at Matheson Museum,
Gainesville, FL

Matheson Museum will be-
come a winter wonderland
while the Polar Express,
along with five other, holiday
trains, are on:display from
December 4-6, 2009; The en-
tire family can come and en-
joy these model railroads
and catch the Polar Express
running on Friday and Sat-
u:rday from 10 a.m. until 4
p.m. and Sunday from I p.


Old Town Methodist Hosts from 9 am to 8fpm. A cookie
Coki Wl walk is tables of homemade
Cookie Walk and cookies, ready for you to '
Christmas Sale choose from. You purchase
the sized tin you wish to fill
The Old Town United and pick up from among the
Methodist Women and the decorative and special di-
Bible Study Class are having etetic cookies. Plus,'we have
their annual Cookie Walk many beautiful and useful
and Christmas Sale. It will Christmas items that await
take place on Saturday, Dec. you in our Fellowship Hall,
5th in the Fellowship Hall

ANNUAL VETERANS' CHRISTMAS DINNER

All Veterans and their families are cordially 'invited to'
our Annual FREE Christmas dinner sponsored by the Dis-
abled American Veterans and Auxiliary on Sunday, Decem-
ber 6th, at 1:00 P.M. (1300) at the DAV/DAVA Chapter Hall on
Airport Road So. of Cross City turn East at the caution
light.

The traditional Christmas Dinner will be served and dur-
ing the dinner, we will have entertainment. There will be
drawings for door prizes as well. So, ALL of you Veterans,
get your families together, and come on out for some good
food and music, as well as win some prizes. For more infor-
mation, please call Commander Fred Heinrich at 949-2671.


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FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
WILL SOON BE HERE


Excitement is building as
time draws near for the 21st
annual Festival of Lights
and Christmas Boat Parade.
Fort Fanning Park will
come alive on Saturday, De-
cember 12th, with many
types of art and crafts on
display and a wide variety
of foods to choose from
Santa Claus is busy getting
ready for, all the children to
visit him, receive a toy and
have their pictures taken
with him too.
We will start the days' enter-
tainment with a perfor-
mance by the Chiefland D &
D Dance Studio. These
young people
will delight
you with
their routine.
Brucethe
Juggler/Uni-
cyclist will
perform his
many tricks
and will need
some help
from some of
the by- 1
standers to
the delight of
the children
close by! We
have several
band groups
performing
as well. The
Rick Gordon
Band, Mercy
Mountain Boys, Foggy
Creek Band and Dotti and
the Slackers will keep you
humming all day. The Fan-
ning Springs Praise Band
from the Fanning Springs
Community Church will be
helping out and hold a sing-
a-long of Christmas Carols
along the river bank prior
to the Boat Parade getting
underway.

There will be free face
painting, elephant or pony
rides to the first 100 chil-
dren of the day. There will
also be other games to keep
the younger ones enter-
tained as well. Make sure
you get your tickets for a
chance to win some nice
prizes donated by'our local


would not know that unless
you can watch them as they
proudly show them off!
Dbn't forget to get your Yel-
low Rubber Ducks lined up
for the Ducky Race at 3:30
oh the Suwannee River. The
first three winners win a
nice cash prize and a trophy.
The Suwannee River boat
Club will have them avail-
able at their booth.

Boaters get your friends to-
gether and decorate your
boat and get into the Christ-
mas Boat Parade which gets
underway at 6:30. There are
cash prizes, gift certificates
and trophies for the partici-
pants. The awards presenta-
tion will be held at the
Suwannee Gables Motel at
the end of the parade. The
boats will tie up at the docks
and come ashore for some
nice refreshments and
awards.

To download an application
to participate in the Festival
go to wwwFanning-
SpringsChamber.com and
get your entry in ASAP or
call Velma at 352-339-2248 or
Becky at 352-214-7026.


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merchants. These tickets are
drawn every hour and an-
nounced on stage. Also pur-
chase your raffle tickets for
a beautiful hand carved
wooden bench, Ibanex gui-
tar, wooden rocking chair,
stereo
radio
and
Christ-
mas'
cookie
jar/salt
& pepper
shaker.
Tickets
will be
available
at the
Cham-
ber tent.
The win-
ners of"
the raf-
fle items
will be
an-
nounced
at 4:00 o'clock.
The Tri County CFGC will
have a wide variety of clas-
sic cars on display from
10:00 until 3:00. These beau-
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STEINHATCHEE PLACE RE-
SORT: Furnished 1 and 2 bed-
room Condo's for Rent $550 to $750
& UTI .Included in price-Cable,
Internet, Local calls, Hot Tub.Call
352-498-7740 or 813-677-9640'
UFN

MH 2BR 2Bath for rent in head
ponds 708 Hwy 346 A 3 acres
peaceful and private it's clean.
land stove, bay windows. 450.00 a
month and a 350.00 deposit. Call
542-2917

HOUSE FOR RENT
3 Br & 1 B House In Cross City(In
City Limits)
Near Shopping, Schools, And
Post Office,City Water, Sewer,
And Garbage Pick-Up, 1-Year
Lease Available $400 Monthly-
First & Last Months, $200 De-
posit Call Jodi @ 352-498-2533 *

3BR 2 Bath Double Wide Trailer
in FutchVille 3 Miles North of
Cross City On A Paved Street.
450.00 First and Last Months
Rent. 100.00 Security. Call 498-
3879

Room 4 Rent with of the house
180.00 a month. 12 passenger van
w/ handicap access. 2,000.00 call
498-4186 or 356-1332

MH 2BR 1 Bath on 2 acres central
heat and air. Between.Old Town
and Cross City Good neigbor-
hood. Call 542-3377 or 578-4461

' MH 2BR 2Bath in Cross City
350.00 a Month Plus Deposit*
MH 2BR 2Bath in Cross City
450.00 a Month Plus Deposit Call
498-7632

Rental Cottages 700.00 Monthly
includes all utilities near river
and gulf in steinhatehee. Call
Mary Ross 352-665-3211
House For Rent 2BR 1Bath. I take
section 8. Call 498-0164

MH 4 Rent 2BR 2Bath 2 acres
central heat and air between Old
Town and Cross City Great
neighborhood. call 542-3377 or
578-4461

Water Front Rental with asset to
gulf and Suwanee river. 128 'SE
890 ave. Suwanee FL. Rent is
450.00 +utils. Contact Janette 516-
993-6033

3BR 2Bath house for rent 2 car
garage. Ask 550.00 a month 1st
and last month rent. Call 498-3795
48,49,50


86 Ford Van W/ High Gralift
For Sale OBO, Custoni Built
Wheel Chair For Men. 6 Feet 4,
.Recliner.New 10,000.00. Asking
3500.00.
For Wheel Scooter Wheel
Chair For Out Door Use.
1500.00 Bedroom Sweet long
For Post Bed W/ Two Matching
Dressers.
Meinting Meachie. Karosene
Lamp And Other House Hold,
Can See At The Yard Sale Octo-
ber 17. 1077 NE 424 Ave, Old
Town

Computer for sale windows
vista 1.87 19inch monitor. all in
one HP coper plus exter. 800.00
OBO
Drumset w/ beginer CD and in-
tercation 200.00. call for more
info 352-210-2610

Red nose pitt bull dog. 9 month
old femaleused to being out-
side. call 542-1031


1993 Lumina 4 door V6, runs
good, new starter, asking $1500.
1992 F150 motor 300 6 cylinder,
5 spd, $1500, good work truck.
Pressure washer, Honda XL 5
horse engine, 2600 psi, 2. gal
per min. $350. Jumperoo, in
good shape, $30., Boat FREE,
21' inboard/outboard, no mo-
tor, no trailer. You haul, you
load. Have title. Call Lee 352-
578-5652. 49


For Sale 4 Mickey Thomas
BAJA ATV 305 7R18. Tires only
have 50 miles on them. For
black MAMBA. Five huge 18in.
rem es brand new never been
mantled all 4 1400.00. Call 542-
3221 leave message


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APARTMENTS

1,2, AND 3 BR, HC & non-HC ac-
cessible apts. 231 NE 97th St.,
Cross City, FL. Call 352-498-3175,
TDd/TTY 711. Equal Housing Op-
portunity.


Chocolate color poodle missing.
Last day seen on Camp 2 Road off
of 351. Her name is Princess if
anyone see' her please call 498-
5061 or 356-7810 *





Wanted Older R.V. pull behind
to 1970 under 20ft. to 6 up as a
woman-cave to have time away
from husband to do Art Work.
call 542-1540


THE HEART OF THE
HAMMOCK HUMANE SOCI-
ETY in Old Town is in need of
the following: fencing, fence
posts, kennels, dog houses, dog
food, puppy food, cat food, kitten
food and cat litter. Donations of
any of these items would
be greatly appreciated and are
needed for our animal rescue
work. We are also in need of vol-
unteers for our animal foster
program and our thrift
shop. For further info please call
542-1617 or come by the thrift
shop on Hwy 19 next to the west-
ern wear store. Thank you."





Jeep 1980 CJ5, classic 4x4, runs
good, low miles $3,900 OBO (352)'
ph: 498-8020 / e-mail:
info@codecheckers.com

KIRBY VAC comes with 12 at-
tachments, 4 bags, 1 belt. Also
comes with shampooer, echo
stick edger with extra head ask-
ing $40 for edger for info call 542-
7404 or 210-9455.

87 Toyota Corolla, converted to
pickup. Runs, asking $250. Needs
new windshield. 498-7321

Guinea Pig. Male, long haired
black and white, very tame. Cage
and food included $15.00 498-7321.

,12 foot fiberglass boat on its own
trailer. Boat and trailer have
been recently reconditioned and
are standing tall. I just need to
get rid of it, $300.00 498-3545

HOMEMADE Flatbed trailer
5x16, tandem axle, 5/4 pressure
treated decking $275.00 Duane
352-578-4396

PYGMY GOATS, mother and ba-
bies. Pigeons/chickens, etc. Call
542-2480.
PIGS FOR SALE. 50 LBS, $45.
542-3377.

1985 Honda Rebel 250 MC: New
tires, chains, fantastic shape!
$1100. 2008 Huskee SLT 4600
Lawn Tractor/mower, runs &
cuts great, $650. 24" Mongoose
XR-75 21-speed mountain bike,
like new, $45. Big wooden desk,
58" x 32"'!, $20. Big Couch, needs
cleaned, $15. 498-3283

1999 Nissan Quest 134,000 origi-
nal miles new A/C comp. to
much to list everything works.
Runs excellent. 3,000.00 1999
Dodge 3500 4 by 4 200,00 miles
everything works run great cus-
tom steel flatbed. Good truck
5,500.00 firm. 1990 Goose neck
camper 37 ft. travelvilla every-
thing works, good condition
3,500.00 firm 2006 Lovdo dump
trailer 16" lovdo 7" cuide 6"
height duar axle, tarp system re-
inforced inside like new 5,500.00
firm. Call 578-4549 on all

Play station 2 system with two
controllers and one memory card
and rock band drum two guitars
and microphone rock band 1, 2,
AC/DC track pack, and country
track pack 200.00. Call 542-2436


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.

JIM'S PRESSURE '
WASH & PAINT
A clean house would make a
nice Christmas gift to some-
one you love. Call me for free
estimate. Pastor Jim Hurst
352-498-3023 or 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. 542-3F32 or toll free 1-877-542-
3232 ufn

I BUY GOLD ANY CONDITION
25507 US 19 OLD TOWN FL.
(UFN)

AVON GIFTS FOR THE
HOLIDAYS' Call Your AVON Rep-
re.'entative Danielle Ridgeway
352-463 7036 OR 352-221-6010
Handy man 35 years experience
work with your Budget No Job
Too Small Home Maint to Remod-
eling References Available call
for details app. 542-9326


Holiday Cleaning/ Shopping/
Decorating Receive 10% Dis-
count every 5th wk Minimum
Applies: Animal Care Also Avail-
able. Call for Details Reference
upon request 542-9326





EAGLES FOE AUX
DIXIE COUNTY 4520
Bake and yard sale
December 5th & 6th
Open to the Public Ta-
bles $5.00
Corner of Spillers Hwy
& 351

Huge Inside Yard Sale
December 3rd, 4th, 5th,
from 7 AM till 7 PM on
Noah Lord road. Go one
street off of Hwy 19 be-
tween Cross City and
Old Town.


Yard Sale -
Multi Family. Fri. Sat.
Dec. 4,5. 8 am to 4 pm.
Tools, Christmas deco-
rations, catering equip,
poultry equip,
construction items,
tires, furniture, suit
cases, antique vet equip,
small appliances,
furniture, clothes,
household items. Next
door to: Shamrock
Voting
Precinct 10 building,
376 SE 242 St, Cross
City.

Estate Sale behind First
Baptist Church in Cross
City look for signs. An-
tic and more. Saturday
, Dec. 5th 8:00 AM till ?

Yard Sale Dec. 4th and
5th turn at McDonald's
and watch for signs. TV,
VCR, Car sing Heater to
much to list.


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celebration

Poison proofing your

home for the holidays

The holiday season always
couples excited children,
rushing parents, holiday
decorations, and holiday
parties; all of which have
been shown to create poten-
tial for increases in acciden-
tal poisonings.


The staff of the
Florida/USVI Poison Infor-
mation Center Jacksonville
would like to remind every-
one of the potential poison-
ing hazards that could
threaten your holiday cheer.
Bacterial food poisoning
from mishandled food at
parties can result in diar-
rhea, stomach pain and
vomiting. These symptoms
usually go away in 12 to 24
hours; however, severe and
persistent symptoms, espe-
cially when accompanied by
fever, can signal that med-
ical attention is needed.

Holiday decorations at this
time of year often find their
way into a young child's or
pet's mouth. Likewise, alco-
holic beverages left unat-
tended at family parties
have been known to change
holiday cheer into a signifi-
cant cause for concern. The
Poison Center can be
reached at 1-800-222-1222, 24
hours a day, to immediately
help with any of these con-
cerns or to answer questions
about these holiday hazards.

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you to ensure a safer holiday


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season. Don't forget to re-
mind your sleepover holiday
guests to also keep their
medications up, out of reach
and out of sight of young
children!

FOOD

Do not thaw food at
room temperature; this al-
lows for bacterial growth.
Thaw frozen food un-
wrapped in the refrigerator.
Wash work areas,
utensils and hands after
contact with uncooked meat.
Do not partially
cook turkey one day and
continue cooking the next
day.
* Refrigerate leftovers'
separately after' the meal; '
room temperature is not suf-
ficient. Use leftover turkey,
stuffing and gravy within
three days of cooking.
* Be cognizant of how
long food, especially those
requiring refrigeration, is
left out.


DECORATIONS

* Antique tree orna-
ments and toys/decorations
may contain lead and should
not be handled by
children.
Bubble lights may
contain methylene chloride
which is toxic if the liquid
is swPllowed.
* The use of artificial
snow can cause respiratory
problems if not used in a
well-ventilated area.
* Angel hair, made of
spun glass, is irritating to
the eyes and skin.
Lamp oils can be
toxic if contents are swal-
lowed and coughed/vomited
into the lungs.
* Artificial tree


scents often contain alcohol
and other irritants, and can
be dangerous if swallowed
or sprayed into the eyes.
Tree preservatives may have
dangerous levels of elec-
trolytes and chemicals and
should be kept away from
children and pets.
Many small decora-
tions, toy parts, and batter-
ies can block a child's air-
way if swallowed. If the dec-
oration or toy fits into the
inside of an empty toilet pa-
per roll it may be too small
for very young children to
handle. Button batteries are
particularly dangerous if
swallowed and require im-
mediate medical attention.

ALCOHOLIC
BEVERAGES

* Clean up immedi-
ately following all holiday
parties so that alcohol, ciga-
rette butts, and other poten-
tially harmful items are not
within reach of children
who may imitate adult be-
havior.
* A small amount of
alcohol can cause a child's
blood sugar to drop to a dan-
gerously low level. Sleepi-
ness, seizures and breathing
difficulties can occur when
a child swallows alcohol.
* Store all alcoholic
beverages in a locked cabi-
net or up and out of reach
and sight of children.
Don't drink and dri-
ve.

If you suspect a poisoning
has occurred, or if you have
questions concerning poi-
sonings, immediately call
the Poison Center at 1-800-
222-1222. When the problem
is poison, the answer is poi-
son control.


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Thursday December 3, 2009


Legals, etc.


Anyone having any'claims
against the 1997 Saturn,
gold VIN
#1G82G127XX2151363.
47,48,48,49




Workshop Notice

Please take notice Suwannee Wa-
ter & Sewer District will be holding
a workshop on December 11,
2009 at 6:00pm at the Community
Center located on CR 349 in
Suwannee. Items to be addressed
at the workshop are:

1. Presentation by Operator &
Manager on Conditions of District
Operations

2. Board Duties and Obliga-
tions

3. Operator Staffing.
48,49 *


PUBLIC NOTICE

This is to inform you that Dixie County
will hold a pre-bid conference and
walk-thru for the weatherization work
of six (6) single family dwellings in the
Dixie County Weatherization program.
This meeting will be held Friday, De-
cember 4, 2009 beginning at 8:00 am
at Suwannee River Economic Council,
Inc. Outreach Office, 357 SE 22nd Av-
enue, Cross City, Florida 32628.
The conference and walk-thru is
mandatory, no exceptions, for contrac-
tors who plan to bid. Suwannee River
Economic Council, Inc. requires each
contractor to be properly licensed, car-
ry general liability insurance of at least
$1,000,000.00, POI (Pollution Occur-
rence Insurance and Workers Comp
Insurance (No Exemptions) before bid
opening.
Original bids for these units will be due
by 12:00 noon, Wednesday,tDecember
9th, 2009, at Suwannee River Eco-
nomic Council, Inc. Outreach Office,
357 SE 22nd Avenue, Cross City,
FLorida 32628. Please mark envelope
"Sealed Bid for Name of Homeowner."
Bids to be opened and awarded,
Wednesday, December 9, 2009, at
12:30 pm.."
Suwannee River Economic Counci,
Inc. has-the right to reject any and all
bids. The bids will be awarded on the-
most cost effective basis.
48,49


NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEET-
ING

The Board of Commissioners of the '
Northwest Florida Regional Housing Au-
thority will hold a Special Meeting, De-
cember 15, 2009 in the Regency Room
of the Ramada Inn North, 2900 North
Monroe St., Tallahassee, Florida. Meet-
ing will begin at 1:00 p.m. E.S.T. The
meeting will be open to the public.
48,49


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
DIXIE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 15-2009-CA-000150
CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES,
INC., PLAINTIFF VS.
RICHARD LEE CRAIG; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF RICHARD LEE CRAIG;
HARRIET CRAIG; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF HARRIET CRAIG;
LUTHER DRUMMOND; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LUTHER DRUMMOND;
LUTHER DRUMMOND, AS TRUSTEE;
IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRA-
TEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
DEFENDANTSS. "
NOtiE OF ACTION
TO'EJaIS.3EEbRUMMOND; LUTHER
DRUMMOND, AS TRUSTEE; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF.
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
TEH RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DE-
FENDANT(S); whose residence are/is
unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your
answer or written defenses, if any, in
the above proceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the Plaintiff's attorney, Law Offices
of Daniel C. Conseugra, 9204 King
Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328,
telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile
(813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the
first publication of this Notice, the nature
of this proceeding being a suit for fore-
closure of mortgage against the follow-
ing described property, to wit:
LOT(S) 1, BLOCK A OF SUWANNEE
OAK FOREST SUBDIVISION, A SUB-
DIVISION AS PER THE PLAT THERE-
OF FILED AT PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
176 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
If you fail to file your answer or written
defenses in the above proceeding, on
plaintiff's attorney, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief demand-
ed int he Complaint or petition.
Dated at DIXIE County, this 17th day of
November, 2009.
Clerk of the Circuit Court, Dana D.
Johnson, by: karen Leverett, Deputy
Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
Ing a special accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding should contact
the ASA Coordinator no later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceedings. If
hearing impaired, please call 800-955-
8771 (TDD) or 800-955-8770 (voice) via
Florida Relay Service.
48,49


"Christmas, children, is not a
date. It is a state of mind."

Mary Ellen Chase


Find wildlife hidden in your yard


When you look out the win-
dow, you probably see trees,
bushes and sometimes birds
eating wild seeds or berries.
But what if you go outside and
look about? Do you see ants
crawling on the ground? Maybe
a butterfly sitting on a flower?
Did you know there are many
kinds of animals you cannot see
unless you look really hard?
All sorts of animals big
and small live in your back-
yard. Some fly, some crawl,
some jump and some slither.
They live under rocks, logs and
.leaves; up in bushes or trees;
near water; and in holes in
the ground and cracks in your
house.
For your first Backyard
Safari, look under a plant's
leaves, especially if they look
as if something chewed on
them. This is where caterpillars
hang out. They look like worms
with many legs. Some caterpil-
lars look hairy and others are
smooth. Caterpillars change
into pretty butterflies or moths.
Leaves hide caterpillars from
birds that might want to eat
them for lunch.
Unless you know what kind
of caterpillar you are looking at,
do not touch it. Sometimes the
ones that look furry are prickly.
They could be poisonous.


Ask an adult to help you turn
over a log or large stone (be sure
to turn the log toward you in case
there is a snake hiding under-
neath). It is not hard to, find a
beetle because there are many
different ones. In fact, they are,
the largest group of insects on
Earth. Look for the bugs with bit-
ing mouths and hard front wings
that protect them.
Some beetles help people by
using their jaws to eat tiny crit-
ters that chew on flowers or dine
on vegetable gardens. Other bee-
tles are pests because they eat the
food people grow.
Beetles lay their eggs in dead,
fallen rrerp" r l'4.g' When you
turned he Jnog over, did you also
.e1 tiny hlite, squishy "worms"
wriggling around? These. grubs
are baby beetles. Other animals
and bugs that call logs and fallen
trees home are pill bugs (roly-po-.
lies), ants, salamanders, lizards,
frogs, earthworms,,termites and
centipedes.
Fill out a calendar
Join the Get Outdoors Florida!
movement. Make a monthly list of
animals in your yard. See if you
can name each one. Maybe draw
a picture of them. If you have a
magnifying glass, that will help
you find and. describe the tiny
creatures. By writing down what
you see every month, you will
learn when Florida animals are
the busiest. (
Be a safe backyard detective
and never pick up animals unless
an adult is with you. Never pick
up 'a spider. Spiders bite, and
a few are poisonous to people.
Remember to return anything
collected for study to its home.
Happy critter hunting!
S Jessica.Basham@MyFWC.com
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission.


THE SCHOOL BOARD OF DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD
MEETING, TUESDAY, DECEMBER
8, 2009 6:00 PM
LOCATION OF MEETING,
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING FA-
CILITY AT
328 SE 349 HIGHWAY, OLD
TOWN, FLORIDA

AGENDA


Call to Order, Invocation and Flag
Pledge

I. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

II. EXECUTIVE SESSION

Ill. PRESENTATIONS) .
AND/OR SPECIAL RECOGNITION
A. Race To The Top Ken
Baumer and Garry Durham
B. Megan Shaw
C. Jim Bray Retirement

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

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

V. REGULAR AGENDA
ITEMS OF BUSINESS INCLUDING
REGULAR AGENDA ADDITIONS,
AND ITEMS REMOVED FROM
CONSENT AGENDA AND PLACED
ON REGULAR AGENDA (will be
placed here)
A. School Board Policy Up-
dates/Revisions
B.

VI. APPROVAL OF CON-
SENT AGENDA
A. Minutes
B. Personnel
C.. Budget Amendment
D. Dixie Education Founda-
tion Audit Report '
E. Substitutes
F. School Volunteers
G. Warrant Register

VII. ADJOURN



/
IT IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT
PERSONS DESIRING TO APPEAL
ANY ACTION OF THE SCHOOL
BOARD OF DIXIE COUNTY-MAY
.BE REQUIRED BY. FLORIDA
STATUTES TO PROVIDE VERBA-
TIM TRANSCRIPT OF SAID AC-
TION. PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES WHO REQUIRE ASSIS-
TANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE
MEETING ARE REQUESTED TO
NOTIFY THE OFFICE OF THE SU-
PERINTENDENT AT 352-498-6131
* AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN AD-
VANCE, SO THEIR NEEDS CAN
BE ACCOMMODATED.


AGENDA
Regular Meeting- Dixie County
Courthouse
Commission Meeting Room
December 4, 2009 10:00 AM

The Dixie County Board of County Com-
missioners will meet on Friday, Decem-
ber 4, 2009, 10:00 AM in a regular meet-
ing in the County Commissioners Meet-
ing Room, in the Dixie County Court-
house, Cross City, Florida.
1. Call to Order
2. Invocation and Pledge to the
American Flag
3. .Approval of Commission Min-
utes
Regular Meeting of November 19, 2009
PUBLIC HEARING: THE PUBLIC HEAR-
ING MAY BE CONTINUED TO ONE OR
MORE FUTURE DATES. ANY INTER-
ESTED PARTY IS ADVISED THAT THE
DATE, TIME, AND PLACE OF ANY'
CONTINUATION OF THE PUBLIC
HEARING SHALL BE ANNOUNCED
DURING THE PUBLIC HEARING AND
THAT NO FURTHER NOTICE CON-
CERNING THE MATTERS WILL BE
PUBLISHED.

4. Blount Armstrong, Jordan and
Associates
RE: Grant Consulting
5. tony Johns, Suwannee Water
and Sewer Manager
6. Bettie Gail Osteen, Indigent
Healthcare Agent
7. Bailey Bishop and Lane,
County Engineers
8. Joe Ruth, Solid Waste Coor-
dinator/ Mosquito Control Director


9.
Officer


Jerry Prater, Veterans Service


10. Rita Harris, Harris Administra-
tive Services, Inc.
11. Big Bend Water Authority


12.
Zoning


Jack Spivey, Building and


13. Howard Reed, County Road
Superintendent
14. Cindy Bellot, Librarian
15. Tim Alexander, Emergency
Services Director


16.
er
17.
ney
18.
Court


Mike Cassidy, County Manag-

Jennifer Ellison, County Attor-

Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of


19. County Comm
20. Vouchers App
21. Adjourn
PLEASE BE ADVISED th
decided to appeal any de
the Board with respect to
sidered at such meeting o
she will need a record of
ings, and for such purpose
need to ensure that a ver
the proceedings is made,
includes the testimony an
upon which the appeal is
"Persons with disabilities
sonable accommodations
this proceeding should co
486-4931 (Voice & TDD) o
Relay Service at (800) 95

The Board meets the first
each month at 10:00 AM
Thursday of each month i
dividuals that would like to
the agenda should call Da
Clerk of Court, by 4:00 PM
Preceding the Board mee
498-1200.
APPROVED:


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR DIXIE
COUNTY
CASE NO 15-2008-CA-64

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE

FLAGSTAR BANK, F.S.B., PLAIN-
TIFF, VS.
JOE ALLAN RILEY, III; ET AL DE-
FENDANTS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated March 5, 2009 and
entered in Case No 15-2008-CA-
64 of the Circuit Cout of the Third
Judicial Circuit in and for DIXIE
. County, Florida, wherein is a Plain-
tiff and JOE ALLAN RILEY, III, et al
are the Defendants, DANA JOHN-
SON as The Clerk of the Circuit
Court will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at 11:00 the
Dixie County Courthouse on Janu-
ary 5, 2010, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:

See Exhibit "A"

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

Dated this 24th day of November,
2009
Dana Johnson, As Clerk of the
Court
By: Karen Leverett, as Deputy
Clerk

Dated this 24th day of November,
2009.

IMPORTANT:.In accordance with
the Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing a reasonable ac-
commodation to participate in this
proceeding should no later than
seven (7) days prior, contact the
Clerk of the Court's disability coor-
dinator at 352-498-1200, PO Box
1206, Cross City, FL 32628. If
hearing impaired, contact (TDD)
800-955-8771 via Florida Relay
System.

EXHIBIT "A"

A parcel of land in Government Lot
1, in Section 36, Township 10
South, Range .13 East, Dixie Coun-
ty, FLorida; being more particularly
described as follows:


mission Items" '
For a point of reference commence
roved at the Southwest corner of.Govern-
ment Lot 1, in said Section 36,
thence run North 89 degrees
iat if a person 55'13" East, along the South line
cision made by of said Government Lot 1, a dis-
any matter con- tance of 540.0 feet to the Point of
or hearings, he/ Beginning; thence continue North
the proceed- 89 degrees 55' 13" East, a dis-
e, he/ she will tance of 330.0 feet; thence North
batim record of 00 degrees 24'39" West; parallel to
which record the West line of Government Lot 1,
to be based a distance of 630.0 feet, thence
South 89 degrees 55'13" West, a
requesting rea- distance of 330.0 feet, thence
to participate in South 00 degrees 24'39" East, a
intact (352) ; distance of 630.0 feet to close on
or via Fldrida the Point of Beginning.
5-8771."
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t Thursday of "'Working hours are never long
and the third
at 6:00 PM. In- enough. Each day is a holiday,
o be placed on and ordinary holidays are
ana D. Johnson, grudged as enforced
M on Friday interruptions in an
absorbing vocation."


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ALG Urges Members of
Senate to Return Home,
Listen to Constituents
Before Voting on "Public
Option"

December 1st, 2009, Fairfax,
VA--Americans for Limited
Government President Bill
Wilson today urged mem-
bers of the U.S. Senate to re-
turn to their home states
and "listen to their con-
stituents over the holiday re-
cess before voting on
whether to move the $2 tril-
lion 'public option' off the
floor."

"Members of the Senate
should hold things up until
after the holidays," said Wil-
son, adding, "because the
Majority obviously has not
yet gotten enough of an ear-
ful of public outrage over
the loss of trillions of dol-
lars, rationing of health
care away from seniors, rais-
ing the cost of premiums,
driving the American people
off of private health op-
tions, and bankrupting the
Treasury"

In the latest Rasmussen Re-
ports poll, 53 percent of vot-
ers surveyed say they op-
pose the plan. Only 41 per- -
cent support it.

"Based on poll after poll con-
ducted, the American people
have very strong reserva-
tions about this legislation.
In its current form, they do
not support it. Under the
circumstances, it is perfect-
ly legitimate for Senators to
slow things down and gauge
whether the public really
supports nationalizing the
U.S. health system-the best
in the world," Wilson ex-
plained.

"The U.S. spends more on
health care than any other
nation, and more than 280
million Americans already
have access to health care.
There is no health care 'cri-
sis,' and therefore no ur-
gency to act on this legisla-
tion before the end of the
year," Wilson added.

As of 2006, the Census Bu-
reau estimates that some
201:7 million, or 71.5 percent
of Americans with health
insurance, get their insur-
ance privately 28.5 percent
of those with insurance, or
80.3 million, get it from the
government. All together,
the U.S. spent $2.4 trillion in
total health care spending in
2007.


"Making matters worse, the
so-called 'public option' pro-
posed will do nothing to con-
tain the growing health
costs, and instead will put
upward pressure on the
price of insurance premi-
ums," said Wilson, citing a
recent Congressional Bud-
get Office study.


According to the study, "Av-
erage premiums per policy
in the non-group market
would in 2016 would be
roughly $5,800 for single
policies and $15,200 for fami-
ly policies under the propos-
al, compared with roughly
$5,500 for single policies and
$13,100 for family policies
under current law."


The Senate version of the
"public option" will start op-
erating at massive budget-
busting deficits starting in
2015, according to an Ameri-
cans for Limited Govern-
ment analysis of Congres-
sional Budget Office data.
By 2019, the "public option"
will have spent some $361
billion more than it took in
via new taxes.


"There really is no harm in
waiting," Wilson said, con-


cluding, "More than any-
thing, the American people
do not understand the bum's
rush to pass this abomina-
tion in accordance with a
political timetable. They
want Senators to listen to
them, not to their party
leadership."


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Obituaries and Faith


New Prospect Baptist

Church News

We hope you and yours had
a blessed Thanksgiving and
took some time to count
your blessings. We truly
have so much for which to
be thankful living in Ameri-
ca.

In Sunday school this Sun-
day morning we looked at
James 4: 1-17 about pride
and the destruction it.can
cause. Did you realize that
planning without seeking
God's will in our life is the
worst kind of pride because
it assumes that we can live
our lives without God?
Pride says, "I can do it my
way!" When we humble
ourselves before the Lord
with repentant hearts, He
will lift us up. Rather than
making plans without God,
we need to humble our
hearts and seek God's will
in every area of our lives.
How blessed we then would
be!

We then looked at the 10
Commandments of Humili-
ty that James outlined.
God's word reminds us that
to develop humility, we need
God's grace. Grace...it is
given to us with such love.
by Jesus.

.n Sunday morning service
we were blessed again as
Sister Tracey Groom, Sister
April Kight, Sister Kelley
,Brannen and Sister Aimee
St. Laurent sang a medley of
Christmas songs for us and
then sang "His Life for,
Mine." What a beautiful
- song that shares the beauty
of Christ- Grace. The love
6f Jesus. What a blessing!

Brother Billy spoke from
John 14:1-6 where Jesus
shared with His disciples to
"Let not your heart be trou-
bled: ye believe in God, be-
lieve also in me." We don't
have to make things compli-
cated. We don't have to un-
derstand the details! We
don't have to understand
everything. Just BELIEVE
IN JESUS! It really is that
simple.


FIRST BAPTIST OF
STEINHATCHEE

Hi there newspaper friends,
did ya mark down that date fer
this here COUNTY CHRIST-
MAS shindig? Well folks it are
changed ta.... Dec. 20th 'bout 6:00
p.m. after dark thirty! You-all
come, now ya hear! You-all will
see some gooood ole foot stomp-
ing, catter-wallin, singing from
these here county cousins,
singers, and the city brats!
Timothy Holden preached a
soul searching message last Sun-
day night! His title was "Live or
Die". How about you? I had
rather live for the LORD than to
die with the .....! It was great to
see Chris Holden home from
Bible College this week-end. We
all enjoyed meeting his friend
Aaron White also studying to be-
come a minister of the gospel.
Our-special music was Harry
Gatlin, singing "I Am Blessed".
We love hearing Harry play his
guitar and singing for the LORD!
We had missionaries; Gilbert
and Jennifer Mac'ias from Mia-
mi visitirlg with us Sunday
evening. He played that piano
as if we were already up in
Heaven! And Jennifer sang
two beautiful songs of praise! It
was such a blessing to hear
both of them share their GOD
given talents with us!
Our love and prayers go out
to the entire Osteen family in
the loss of a loving mother,
Shanna and Darrin Bratcher,
the Lynn Rogers family Roger
and Jodi Shipman's request,
Misty Evans, the unspoken,
those of our church family
down with this flu. And we ask
the LORD to place a hedge of
love, peace and safety for all
our military serving so far
away from home during the
,CHRISTmas season. May they
know their lonely days, away
from their families and friends
are greatly appreciated by all of
us! Our freedom to worship and
live unafraid comes from them!
Dear LORD, please take care of
all the branches of our Armed
Forces! We shared praise re-
ports from the Phil Bratchers
as they hit a deer..., with their


Note the promise He gives
to us in verse 3 of John 14,
"I will come again and re-
ceive you unto myself" and
we know that Jesus kept His
promises!

We are proud of Sister Sa-
vannah Beckham. She has
a really cute new hair cut
that is most becoming. It is
even more beautiful if you
know that she had her beau-
tiful long hair cut so she
could donate to Locks of
Love to share the gift of her
beautiful hair with another
child, who has lost their hair
to cancer. Awesome, Savan-
nah. We are thankful to
have young people like you.

We had practice for our.
Christmas play which will
be this Sunday night, De-
cember 6 at 7:00 p.m. Come
and find out who the real
star of Christmas is! The
cast has worked hard to pull
this unique production to-
gether. Brother Pat Berry
has worked hard to get this
all together! Sister Katrina
Van Aernam has organized
the music and it looks to be
"a really fine show" as Ed
Sullivan used to say.

Bible Study started late but
was powerful and thought
provoking! Brother Flash
Riels shared a survey from
one of the daily devotional
books that gave a shocking
number of Christians who
do not believe that Jesus is
the sinless son of God!

During the Sunday night
service, Brother Danny
Riels played piano with Sis-
ter Jocelyn Beckham play--
ing the drums and we had
some spirited singing to '
praise the Lord! Brother
Billy then spoke from Mark
12: 41-44 about the widow -
who gave all she had to the
Lord.

Though only two mites, Je-
sus recognized and accepted
her tithe with praise be-
cause He knew her heart
and that she gave her all.
Do you give your all to Je-
sus? If you will, you will be
so blessed, you cannot imag-
ine. You cannot out give Je-
sus.


truck...but got the meat! Watch
out folks hunting season is open
till January 2010!

* There will be an Adult
CHRISTmas Party for our M &
M's (more mature) at the home oi
Lawrence and Sandy Coleman or
Tuesday, Dec. 15th! The meat will
be provide d folks are asked
to bring a dish. Then on Wednes-
day, there will be a church wide
CHRISTmas dinner in the fellow-
ship hall! The time will be an-
nounced! Also in the makings;
Matthew and Jennifer Ellison
will host the Y M's ( younger but
mature) adults at their house!
The date and time will be an-
nounced for this CHRISTmas
party!
JUST A THOUGHT: Happi-
ness is something you decide on
a- head-of -time!! Remember
these 6 simple rules to be happy:
free your heart of hatred, free
your mind of worries, live sim-
ply, give more, expect less and
live for GOD everyday! Let me be
among the first to wish you and
the people you love, a BLESSED
CHRISTMAS! Sandy Coleman


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


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Ruby Elizabeth Osteen


Matthew 10:32-33

John 3:1-5
Acts 8:30-39
1 Peter 3:21
-14
2 Thessalonians 1:7-9
John 12:48
Romans 16:16


We love you and ask that
you pass this on.

God Will Bless You


-I r


MRS. RUBY ELIZABETH OSTEEN, 88, of Cross City
passed away Tuesday, No.vember 24, 2009 at North Florida
Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Osteen was born on August 3, 1921 in Jena, Florida.
She was a homemaker and a mother. She was a member
of Faith Baptist Church and enjoyed her flowers and gar-
dening.

She is survived by sons, Lloyd Richard Osteen of Ho-
mosassa, Larry Osteen of Old Town, William T. Osteen of
Bell and David "Red-O" Osteen of Old Town; daughters,
Lorine Dougherty of Archer, Julie Smith of St. Peters-
burg and Betty Ann Beckham of Cross City; sisters, Dora
Pridgeon of Wilcox and Irene Quiete of Steinhatchee; 30
grandchildren, 71 great grandchildren, 16 great-great
grandchildren and 3 great-great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by daughters Pauline Mathis
and Caroline Bush and sons Floyd R. Osteen, Ronnie Os-
teen and Terry Osteen.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 28, 2009 at
_10:00 AM at Faith Baptist Church, Old Town, Florida,
with Rev. Jackie Pettrey officiating. Burial followed at
Butler Cemetery in Horseshoe, Florida..

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



Children of the World Concert Wednesday night

The Lighthouse
Word Church
will be hosting
in concert, The
Children of The
World Interna-
tional Chil-
dren's Choir on
Wednesday, De-
cember 2, at 7:00
pm. These or-
phan children
travel the world
to generate
compassion and
inspire individuals to get involved by providing clean water
to help save lives. A special video presentation will take
you into the heart of this crisis and show how you can:
make a difference. For further information, feel free to visit
their website at www.worldhelp.net.


FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH
NEWS

We are so thankful for
such a beautiful Lord's Day
that God gave us today The
special music was great this
morning as always and
tonight was our 5th Sunday
night sing. Our folks did
some beautiful songs that
really touched our hearts.
If you missed either service
today, you truly missed a
blessing.
Thank God for the
ones we were able to re-
move from our prayer
list and thank Him also for
the ones who are back after
extended illnesses. God is
so good to touch us and heal
us.
If you want to have a
Christmas program and be
a part of it, get in touch
with Janet Osteen as she
will be getting the program
together. Janet does a good
job each year putting on the
Christmas program.
Remember this week
to pray for the sick, the be-
reaved and especially the
, lost. God hears and an-
swers our prayers and He
always loves to hear from us
when we take our petitions
to Him.
We thank God for our
visitors and want them to
know they are special to us


and we invite them back'
anytime. If you're looking
for a church home, we invite
you to share ours and if you
are just travelling and pass-
ing through, we invite you
to come back and worship
with us anytime.


Burl Ray Prim


Burl Ray Prim, 88, died quietly at his home in Tallahas-
see, surrounded by friends, on Friday, November 27, 2009.
A memorial service with military honors will be held at
Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida, on Friday,
December 11 at 1:00 pm.

Ray was born at Haileyville, Oklahoma, on October 11,
1921. He attended several schools and was at the Univer-
sity of Oklahoma on December 7, 1941, when Pearl Har-
bor was attacked. Immediately, he joined the Marines,
landing in the first wave with the Fourth Marine Division
on Iwo Jima in February, 1945. He was in bloody fighting
day and night for 31 days, working with Navajo code .talk-
ers, maintaining communications between units and wit-
nessing the raising of. the American flags.

After the war he was employed 27 years by Grolier, Inc.,
publishers of general encyclopedias. In Tallahassee he
owned aid' operated Prim's Trim Shop. He worked for 3
years as a Capitol security officer, and then became a
courier for Capital City Bank, especially on a route be-
tween Cedar Key and Tallahassee. He later worked as a
courier for TallathasseeJVemorial Hospital. He was active
in ham radio as'KD4VQS.

Ray had a real talent for bringing people together. He was
a person of great faith and felt God had a plan for him.
His signature sign-off was "God loves you and so do I!"
Ray was predeceased by his parents, his ex-wife, and a
son, David Ray Prim. He is survived by two daughters,
Nancy A. McArthur of Phoenix, AZ and Lisa J. Truffa of
Lawton, MI; four grandsons, Jeremy McArthur of Scotts-
dale, AZ, Lewis Franklin and Michael Speck of Oklahoma
City, OK, and Christen Pearson of Eagle Creek, AK; as
well as two great-grandchildren. He is remembered by
groups of marines and ham operators, and many other
special friends.

Donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan
Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Arrangements by .
Beggs Funeral Home, Tallahassee, FL..


THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
Holy Cross Catholic Mission sends a BIG THANK YOU to all those
who helped make our 31st Annual Dixie County Senior's Thanks-
giving Dinner on Nov. 17, 2009 such a success. Thank you to Debbie
Ladu, the caterer, Nancy Holland, coordinator & Sweet Potato cook,
all the ladies who baked the wonderful pies; & the all volunteers
who decorated, served the food & did all the miscellaneous things
that needed to be done to feed our Seniors. We especially thank all
you Seniors who joined us in fellowship.
The Council of Catholic Women sends out an even BIGGER
THANK YOU to all those who made our 2nd Annual Craft Fair on
Nov..7, 2009 a huge success. Thank you to Peggy Ashcroft & Linda
Brandt who worked so hard to coordinate the event. Especially
thank you to the 17 venders: Ara's Craft's, Aunt Mary's Craft's,
Bobby Fogelman, Cricket Poter of Cricket's Crafts, Haven Hospice,
Knights Of Columbus, Maria Grant of Maria's Nut House, Masters
and Martin, Nell's silk Flowers, Robert Bruton of Chain Saw De-
sign, St. Johns C.C.W, St: Vincent De Paul, Spagna Crafts, Suzie's
Photo's, Tomcat, Wildlife T's and T-shirts, & Words Of Wisdom,
those who donated items or services for the raffles: Black Diamond,
Cheeks Pharmacy Cypress Inn Restaurant, Dairy Queen, Dana's
Italian Restaurant, Foodland, Gall's Restaurant, Hardees, Hitch-
cocks, Kathy Sausen, Kelly Deen's, Kings Tire, L.A. Nails, Light- *
house, Liles Ace Hardware, Madeline Fossellbloom, Nancy Hol-
land, Old Town Barbershop, PlayStation, Tractor-Supply & Winn-
Dixie & those who provided the music. God blessed us with beauti-
ful weather so we could share our time & talents.


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


ContIyslide Chapel Pentec-stal New Prospect Baptist Church Calvary Temple Assembly of God.
Church US 19 Between Cross City & Old Town Suwannee Lumber Road Cross City
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Rev. Calvin Conner, Pastor Sunday School 10A-Morning Worship 11A Sunday Worship -10:30A,
Old Town, 352-542-8831a Children's Church 11A. Evening Worship 7P Wednesday Everno Servnce 7P
Old Town, L 352-42-8831 ednesday Evening 7P MdChuoh-Aes M&-12
Sunday Morning Worship 10:45Am -Pastor Billy Robson Pastor Jim Hurst
Evening 6PM, Wed. 9:45 Sun.School (352) 498-3711 (352) 498-3023

First Baptist Church of Old Town Old Town United Methodist Church The Good Shepherd LM meran Church
*Welcome To God' House Wont You Come On In" US 19 Old Town
Sunday School 10A- Morning Worship 11A Food Pantry Open Sam -11am, Mon -Thurs.
Evening Worship -P "Come Let Us Worship & Adore Him" 4 HmrS nAM of Wsal-nt Oa ion 7 19
Wednesday Bible Study- 7P Sunday Worship 9:30A
Knock & the door willopen. seek & you willfind, ask & you will be Church School 11A 352-493-4597
given I eternal. Wednesday Choir Practice 7P S AW Mhi i115F
Pastor Royce Hanshew Pastor Rev. Carl Rainear
(352) 542-7050 (352) 542-7954 Wotrsip Swrisc 1030 am

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 SL)
'Lighthouse On The Gulf Sunday School 1:A Sunday Bibe Study- 10:00 A
Sunday School 10A. Morning Worship 11A Sunday Momrning Worship 11:00A SuMorning Worship 11:00 A
Evening Worship 6P Sunday Evening Worship 6:00PW MorningW Bip t- 7:00 P
Wednesday Pryer Meeting 7P Awana 6:30 Wednesday EvenngWorship OP Wedneday Evening ibletudy- 7:0 P
Pastor Leon Holden Pastor Troy Hare
(352) 498-2108 (352) 542-8222

F Refuge Church of God n Scrub Creek Baptist Church Cross City Church of God
P. 0. Box 1511, Cross City, FL 32628 Located 6 Miles East on Ci t 5'1 Kenneth Street Cross City
Pastor Ruby L. Graham "A Friendly Church With AVWe!comyppirit" "Proclaiming The Full Gospel For All People"
352-498-2892 Bible Study 9:45A 'Worship Service 11A Children's Church 10:30A.Momlng Worship 10:30A
BIble Study Tueos 7:30 Church Training 6P-Evening Worship 7P Evening Worship 6:30P
Praise orshipThursday7:30 WednesdayPyer Meeting 7 Wednesday Family Training Hour Adult & Teen MInistry.
Sunday School 10:00Bos Brigade & Gs Club 7:OOP
Noon Day Service starts at Noon Pastor Archie Knowles Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey, Pastor
(352) 498-5535 (352) 498-3280

First United Methodist Church Seventh-Day Adventist Church ( Cress City Pentecostal Holiness Church I
22 NE 138th St1 Cross City Cross City Behind Subway-Cross City
"Open Hearts. Open Minds, Open Door" Co. with D Co. a heart
The People of The United Methodist Church Welcomes You- Where Jesu is Lord in the Heart o e Co. with Di Co. at heart
Sabbath School 9:30A' Morning Worship 11A Sunday School 10:00 am Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday School 9:45A Morning Worship 11A Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30P Sunday Evening 6:00 PM
Wednesday Adult Choir 7:30P Wed Family Night 7:00 pm
Pastor Rev. Glenda Brayman Pastor Bill Schnorbus Pastor Randy & Alicia Richardson
(352) 498-3420 H (352) 498-3258 C (352) 498-5674 352-498-0736

Faith Baptist Church
^ Grow your congregation! cR55A(Between Cross Ciy & Old Town)
Qrow yo congregati 'The Church With An Open Door"
Sunday School 9:45A -Morning Worship 11A
SYour church can be here EveningWomrship-7P
Mid-Week Bible Study Wednesday 7P
for $6.25 per week! Rev. Jackie Pettrey, Pastor
(352) 542-7103
Lydia Baptist Church Show Iproper respect tO First Assembly of God
2 Miles West of Cross City on US 19 Hwy 351 & Camp Two Rd. Cross City
"A Church You Can Call Home* everyone: Love the brother-
Sunday-Morning Prayer 0:15A. Sunday School 9:45A Sunday School 10A -Morning Worship 11A
Morning Worship 11A. Evening Worship 7P hood of believers, fear God,
Wednesday-Prayer Meeting 7P honor the king. Sunday Evening 7P* Wednesday Evening 7:30P
Bible Study, Mission Friends RA's, GAs hono r Rev. Marvin & Janice Parsley
Pastor Wayne Allen 1 Peter 2:17 Rev. Marvin & Janice Parsley
(352) 498-5617 (352) 498-3366
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CCD Every Wednesday 6:00 7:15 pm
Sunday chool 9:40P AM Church 11n:00 am At St. John the Evangelist in Chlefland another, for he who loves his
Evening Service 6:00 pm Grades Pr-K thru High School
Wednesday night Bible Study 6:30 pm Rosary Every Tuesday- 3:00 pm fellowman has fulfilled the law.
Van Ministry Bro. Foy Cell 356-2294 (352) 493-9723









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C.O.P. Unit Provides
Security & Parking At
Recent Old Town Revival

The Crusades for
Christ Tent Ministry, home
based in Old Town, is ex-
tremely thankful to the Dix-
ie County Citizens Observa-
tion Patrol (COP) for. their
hard work and tireless ef-
forts at. the Old Town Tent
Revival meeting held in No-
vember. As many will re-
call, the tent was erected on
October 18th and stayed up
through November 20th.
The C.O.P.'s were responsi-
ble for security during that
time, putting in over 450,
hours of day and night duty.
They were also responsible
for parking during the event
including handicap accessi-


ability and event exiting.
They performed'flawlessly
and without any concern for
their time volunteered.
Again, ithank you to Lt.
Everett Hicks and your
team. It could not have been
accomplished without your
volunteer efforts. We would
also like to thank the Dixie
County Sheriff's Dept.'s per-
sonnel; Chad Reed and Matt
Mendola for their coordina-
tion and observation efforts.
C.O.P's perform a valuable
service to Dixie County in
many ways.. Their volun-
teer efforts at ballgames, ac-
cidents, and fires are invalu-
able and they perform con-
sistent patrolling efforts
throughout the community
as additional "eyes and
ears" to thwart and report
any suspicious activity to
our Sheriff's Department.


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Long time 'Nole fan Leon
Osteen salutes the Gator
Nation on their big, big
win over his beloved
Seminoles.
He lost a bet to Big Gator -"
Fan Becca and had to
wear Gator threads for
he whole day.
We love you!
Creekside Crew


The Dixie County Historical
Society will
have an Open
House at the. ..
Dixie County
Cultural Cen-
ter on Monday
December 14,
2009 at 6:00
pm. We are
inviting you to' .
help us deco-
rate the Cul-
tural Center -
please bring
your tree,
wreath, etc.,
ornaments and decorations
on Saturday December 5,
2009 at 10:00 am.
To all our businesses, if you
would like to participate
and don't have time, please


gather your tree, decora-
tions, etc. and for more in-
formation, please contact
Nina at (352) 356-2513. The
Cultural Center was origi-
nally the Old Town Elemen-
tary School built in 1909. It
is located on the corner of
County Road
349 South and
Highway 55A
in Dixie Coun-
ty, Florida. It
houses the of-
fice, a muse-
um, genealogy
library and an
auditorium
for the Dixie
County Histor-
ical Society.
Refreshments
will be served
at our Open House along
with lots of fellowship and
fun. Please come out and
help us preserve and protect
the rich history of Dixie '
County


Log Cabin Quilter's News
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Dixie Senior FFA would like to thank Mr. Kenny Stemple and
Green South equipment for loaning us the tractor to drive in
our Homecoming Parade this year. we would also like to
thank you for fixing our agriculture tracotr. It's businesses
like yours that impact the lives of young people. Thank you
so much.


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The Log Cabin Quilters, friends, neighbors, loved ones
along with Rainy Miller who traveled up from Crystal Riv-
er, husbands of quilters and many more came together to
celebrate our 23rd Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, No-
vember 19. We have done this for many years the week be-
fore Thanksgiving so everyone can enjoy their own wherev-
er they choose. We started this back in 1986 at the Central
Florida Electric Coop and invited the workers to share with
us and.what great times we had. They had a small oven, a
microwave and a small coffee pot but we still had' greatdays
there. Today we had so much food and the fellowship was
great. We put our memories away and can always remem-
ber what a. great time we had.
Greg and six boys were out Tuesday They mowed, watered
and cleaned more cupboards.. Thanks Lancaster.

Thursday's lunchjwas lots of turkey, dressing, gravy, fried
chicken, sweet potato casserole, peas, corn casserole, car-
rots, potato salad, hash, macaroni salad, tossed salad, cran-
berry sauce, pumpkin cake, pistachio cake, apple rhubarb "
cake, more cake, cookies and so much more.,


$100 REW'ARD OFFERE


On Friday November 13,
2009 the Dixie County Sher-
iff's Office received a call
from Mr. Thomas G. Boo-
rum located at 303 NE 576,
Street in Old Town in refer-
ence to a burglary Mr. Boo-
rum reported that when he
arrived home from work, he
found he home had been
burglarized and numerous
firearms and jewelry had
been stolen.
Mr. Boorum reported the
following items as being
stolen:

.45 caliber Black HI Point Pis-
tol
.357 Colt Revolver Chrome
with Pearl Grips
12 Gauge Pump Mossberg
Shotgun
16 Gauge Single Shot Shotgun
30-30 Lever Action Springfield


Rifle
9MM Pistol
Dark Green Gun Safe
Class Ring 1970 from Port Al-
legany High School
Man's Ring Gold with Saphire
and Two Diamonds
Two 12 Gauge Bolt Action
Mossberg Shotguns

The Dixie County Sheriff's
Office is continuing to in-
vestigate the burglary and
is asking for your, help.
Mr. Boorum has offered a
$1,000 REWARD for infor-
mation leading to the arrest
and conviction of those re-
sponsible for the burglary.
If anyone has information
concerning the above refer-
enced case, they are asked
to contact the Dixie County
Sheriff's Office at 352-498-
1456 or 352/498-1462.


Thursday, December 3, 2009


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