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2009 Dixie County Advocate


Publishing News and events for Dixie County, Ever*Wek, Without Fall, Since July 1, 1921
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Home of the Worlds Only Four-Headed Swamp Cabbage Vol. 87. No. 51 12 pages- 1 Section


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The Dixie County

Courthouse

will be closed on

Thursday December

17, 2009 from

12:00pm (noon) until

1:00 pin for a

Christmas Luncheon.

We hope you have a

Merry Christmas and

a Happy New Year.


Boyd introduces

legislation to protect

landowners against

eminent domain


Congressman Allen Boyd
introduced bipartisan legis-
lation Tuesday that would
help protect private proper-
ty owners from becoming
victims of eminent domain
seizures by state and local
governments. The
Strengthening the Owner-
ship of Private Property
(STOPP) Act would signifi-
cantly discourage govern-
ments from taking ,property
from one private party and
giving it to another private
party through a series of
aggressive financial disin-
centives. "Governments
should not have the ability
to take away a person's
home, business or land to
benefit other individuals,"
said Congressman Boyd.


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The D.C.H.S. band celebrated the
season with a bit of medieval dinner
theater this weekend. The Annual
Madrigal Dinner featured juggling
by Victor VanElla, music, singing,
and period-style dancing by band
members.
Attendees were served an excellent
Christmas feast, prepared by chefs
Jennie VanElla and the Advocate's


by Angel Lee
On Friday night, the
Basketball teams took to
the court once again,
this time to host the Bell
Bulldogs. The JV team
was once again first on
the floor, and looked to
rebound after the loss to-
Bronson the night be-
fore. The Bears played
hard, and had to be
tough as Bell was play-
ing that same way.
The Bears trailed most
of the first quarter bdt
got things going in the
second as they took the
lead 21-15 going into half-
time. In the second half,
Bell decided they weren't
going away quietly and
put up quite a fight with
the Bears, but the Bears
toughened up and played
hard and brought home
that victory 37-35.
The Girls were next up
on the court, and looked
to keep their winning
streak going. The Lady
Bears struggled all night
and just couldn't seem to


A Deputy with the Dixie
County Sheriff's Office at-
tempted to stop an all-ter-
rain vehicle for a
traffic violation on
Tack Pine Road,
when the deputy
activated his,emer-
gency lights and
siren, the driver of
the all-terrain ve-
hicle fled and after -0
a short chase the c
ATV stopped be-
side the roadway.


Through an inves-
tigation it was de-
termined that the
ATV had been
stolen and the ATV s
also had active ingre-
dients of a methampheta-
mine lab. During the
'10' ..' course of the investigation,
Investigators discovered


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own John Kelley In the true Yule tained the audience with an enter-
spirit,wassail, a warmed mulled training skit called "What Dead Car-
cider was served with a traditional rier Chicken?"
"wassail!" toast.


Waiters from R.R.M.S kept every-
one's cups filled and tables cleared
while the Court, featuring King Ed-
die Lehman and Queen Hillary
Thornton, Jester Jacob Manos, and
Fairy Godfather Wyatt Rucker enter-


The Madrigals Dinners are just one
of many fundraisers to support the
band that are held throughout the
year. Help support our local musi-
cians and mark your calendar for
neit year's event.
See more photos, page 4.


get it going their way,
and took a hard loss,
57-37. After a short
break, the "Big Boys"
took to the floor and
looked ready for the
battle ahead of them.
The score remained
close throughout the
game as Bell took a 28-
21 lead into halftime.
The Bulldogs held on to
their small lead for
most of the third quar-,
ter, and with just 52
seconds left, the Bears
were able to capture
the lead on a Stephen
Godbolt 3 pointer and
make it 40-39 only to
see Bell score one more
point, and tie the score
up at 40 at the end of
the third. Bell looked to
pull away in the fourth,
and it'looked as if they
would take home a
good sized victory, but
the Bears weren't
ready to give up just
yet as Stephen nailed 4
straight free throws to
make the score 52-51
Bell with 1:45 left to go
in the game.
See BEARS, pg 4


that a burglary and theft
had occurred in Lafayette'
County and that multiple
items from
this theft were
transported to
" the residence
of Marc
Oneal.

Investigators ,
obtained a i
kL search war- Cu
rant and went
to the resi-
dence of Marc
Oneal to at-
1 tempt to locate
the stolen
items. The
h Sheriff's Of-
fice was able to re-
cover three firearms, two
ATVs and miscellaneous
hunting apparel. During
the execution of the search
warrant, the Investigators
located items that are used
in the manufacturing of
methamphetamine as well
as active methamphetamine
lab.
Arrested and charged were:

Marc Oneal, 33 of Old Town
Manufacturing Metham-


phetamine, Possession of
Listed Chemicals, Bond
$50,000
James D. Smith, 20
of Cross City, Deal-
f ing in Stolen Prop-
ertyBond $10,000


ham, 36 of Old
Town, Dealing in
Stolen Property,
nningham Bond $10,000

Michael A.
Bryant, 41 of Old
Town, Dealing in
t Stolen Property,
Possession of List-
ed Chemicals,
Bryant Manufacturing
Methamphetamine
Trafficking methampheta-
mine, Possession of
Firearm by Convicted Felon
Fleeing/Attempting to
Elude, Driving While Li-
cense Suspended/Revoked
$150,000 Bond As of the
time of this release all of'
the suspects remain in the
Dixie County Jail. Addi-
tional charges from
Lafayette County are pend-
ing on Bryant, Cunningham
and Smith.


F.H.P. asking for help with

hit and run fatality


Sometime between 4:00 am
and 5:37 AM on Sunday, De-
cembdr 13th, Dimas
Valezquez Roblero, 24, was
struck and killed by an un-
known vehicle 4.7 miles
south of Williston on US 41.

Mr. Roblero was apparently
lying with his upper body
partially within the north-


bound travel lane of US 41
when an unknown north-
bound vehicle struck his
head. The vehicle did not
remain on the scene.

If you have information
that would assist the inves-
tigation, please contact Cor-
poral Lena Ward at 1-800-
387-1290 x 2006.


Semi ro over, spills logs


A semi rolled over on Monday afternoon around 4:00 at the
Dixie-Taylor County line on US 19 after a white passenger
car swerved in front of Danny Osteen, 58, of Cross City.
Mr. Osteen was forced to brake and attempt to avoid a col-
lission, causing his 2002 Freightliner to roll over and
spilling his logs. The white car did not stop and left the
scene. Mr. Osteen suffered only minor injuries.


Meth Arrests


A evening traffic stop by
the Dixie County Sheriff's
Office, on December 5, 2009,
resulted in the arrest of an
individual for
Possession of
Methampheta-
mine and Dri-
ving While Li-
cense Suspended
or Revoked.

Deputies con-
ducted a traffic M 1is,
stop on the vehi-
cle that Light- '
foot was driving
for a traffic vid-
lation. Upon
searching the ve-
hicle, Deputies
found what ap- Wm;SW
peared to be
methampheta-
mine wrapped in a small
plastic wrapper. The
methamphetamine was hid-
den in the vehicle.

Arrested was Renny James
Lightfoot, age 29 of Old
Town. Lightfoot was
booked into the Dixie Coun-
ty Jail and has since been
released on a $25,000 bond.

The Dixie County Sheriff's


Office, Narcotics Unit ar-
rested Troy Obe Osteen on
sale of Methamphetamine,
Possession of Methamphet-
amine and Tam-
pering with Evi-
S dence.

The Sheriff's Of-
fice utilizing a
Confidential
Source arranged-
for the sale of
methampheta-
mine. The sale
was witnessed by
an officer in a con-
cealed location.
The Sheriff's Of-
fice stopped Osteen
at his residence
aU and placed him un-
der arrest for the
Sale of Metham-
phetamine. During this
time, Osteen attempted to
discard a bottle containing
finished methamphetamine.

As of this Press Release, Os-
teen remains in the Dixie
County Jail on a $75,000
bond. At the time of this
arrest Osteen was out on
bond for Manufacturing
Methamphetamine.


On December 10, 2009, the
Sheriff Office responded to
the home of Joy and David
Dyals in reference to a bur-
glary Upon investigating
the burglary it
was determined
that numerous
items had been
stolen to include
firearms and jew- "
elry.


During the inves-
tigation, the in-
vestigator was
able to compile a
suspect list and
during the inter-
view of Ryan W.


tional arrest is expected in
the case. The Sheriff's Of-
fice was able to recover the
firearms and some of the
jewelry Tompkins remains
in the Dixie
County Jail on
a $75,000 bond.


Ryan Tompkins


Tompkins, age 18 of
Chiefland he confessed to
.the burglary and theft.

Arrested was Ryan Tomp-
kins, age 18 of Chiefland on
charges of Armed Burglary
and Grand Theft. An addi-


Investigations
are also pend-
ing in several
other non-re-
lated burglar-
ies that oc-
curred this
week in the
Cross City
area.


Len Beckham's tire shop on
Suwannee Lumber Road
was robbed and windows
were broken. The office of
Suwannee Corporation on
US 19 was also robbed for a
few dollars in petty cash.


DCHS Band celebrates old-school Yule


Bears lose dogfight ..-M

against bulldogs


Four arrested for meth, dealing in stolen property


Guns Recovered

in Dyals burglary











Thursday, December 17, 2009


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Taking issue with


Limbaugh

While I have never considered myself a "Ditto-Head," I
have generally been supportive of Rush Limbaugh since I
first tuned him in about 20 years ago. He has a great way of
inserting an element of common sense into the ideological
disputes of our day, and it would be fair to say that an en-
tire industry--I'm talking about conservative talk radio--has
grown up around him. But every now and then, Rush comes
out with what I consider to be a totally wrong-headed slant
on some controversial topid, and when that happens, he '
usually beats it into the ground" .* '


One day last week, he was defending America against the
taunts of the European liberals who scold us for our histo-
ry of racial problems. While I'm always glad to hear him
take on the continental elitists, I was disappointed that he
repeatedly mentioned America having "...gone to war with
itself to abolish slavery" Not only is that a strange way to
define the Civil War, it is altogether inaccurate.


I can understand how that impression has persisted ever
since the days of the Civil War; the Northern Abolitionists
were hell-bent to take whatever drastic means necessary to
abolish slavery, and right nowl not a decade or two down
the road, as worked well'enough for the European nations
who managed this feat without resorting to arms.


To this day, there are no end of people who believe the
Emancipation Proclamation ended slavery. No, the Union
victory in the Civil War ended slavery, and the 13th Amend-
ment finished the job. The Emancipation Proclamation was
essentially Lincoln's rallying call to northerners who were
tiring of the costly war. "As He [Christ] died to make men
holy, let us die to make men free..." had a whole lot better
ring to it than singing the praises of the northern industri-
alists whose profit motives were at stake. Ending slavery in
America was indeed a result of the Civil War--one result,
and certainly one that was entirely worthwhile; however if
slavery had been the only issue at stake, it is altogether un-
likely that there ever would have been an American Civil
War.


Which brings us to the principle reason for the war: Eco-
nomics. Specifically, trade and tariff policies. The industri-
al North wanted high tariffs to protect their products from
foreign competition, while the agricultural South wanted
"free trade" so that their foreign sales wouldn't be subject
to punitive tariffs, nor would anything they bought from
foreign markets.


The South did not aspire to coercing the North into accept-
ing its priorities, it just wanted to implement its own. Un-
able to achieve this end in a Congress where northern in-
terests enjoyed a comfortable majority, and unable to nego-
tiate a suitable compromise, the South elected to secede
from the Union. To this day, constitutional scholars debate
whether or not states have a right to do this; however Lin-
coln didn't think so, and the South gave him the justifica-
tion he needed to muster the troops when, anticipating a
shooting war, they attacked Fort Sumter, South Carolina.
Lincoln's objective, of course, was to hold the Union togeth-
er. It mattered little to him, at least at this point, whether or
not slavery was abolished. As it turned out, the abolition of
slavery was a positive result of the war, but it was essential-
ly a fringe benefit. As I've pointed out before, wars are
rarely fought exclusively for such noble purposes, and the
American Civil War was no exception.


It seems unfortunate that Rush Limbaugh, who has been
falsely accused of being a racist any number of times, has
allowed this aggravation to provoke him to the point of
defining the Civil War in "politically correct" terms.


Don't get in line for Mr. Obama's Wild Ride


next! There's no warning that pregnant women or people
with heart-conditions shouldn't ride. If you step off of the
moving platform and onto the ride and stay seated; in
essence, following the rules, the small business People
Mover ride will take you where you need to go. It's slow, but
sure. People with money, the people who hire people, like to
know there's a firm railing with a predictable track under-
neath them. .

Obama's "change" so far hasn't helped the economy, because
what it's done has forced business people--the people who
make jobs happen--onto Space Mountain against their will.
Washington yanked them out of the People Mover line,
threw their Mickey-shaped ice cream on the ground with
health care reform madness, and now the engine of our


erybody cause we're takin' a ride
relationships and hurt your pride
and as you can see, it kinda bites,
so sing the lyrics with mel
bt goes up, your score goes down
e off, it goes the other way 'round
e for everybody, every boy and girl
er coaster makes you wanna hurl
trangely addictive song on TV commercial


economy is strapped into a
space capsule, flying.around
upside-down, out of control
and screaming in the dark.

You can't blame the rich for
hunkering down, laying off
people and not hiring any new
ones. They're too busy.hang-
ing desperately on to the
handrails, hoping that the
straps hold long enough for
them to get off the nightmare
ride. Every time the small


businessman thinks he might be able to catch his breath for
a minute, the dems in Washington, D.C., throw a new loop at
him like Cap and Trade, designed not to help him, but to
shake what's left of the money out of his pockets.

Mr. Obama's over in Copenhaaaaaagen on the "It's a Small
World" ride in the name of "climate change." He wants to
kick the U.S. out of Cinderella's Castle and make the U.N.
the new king of the park, "to save the planet." Don't laugh,
I think he means it. The new President of Europe, Herman
Von Rumpuey, declared 2009 to be the "first year of global
governance" and said that the upcoming Copenhagen Treaty
will be "another step towards the global management of our
planet."

Stop the ride! I wanna get off!

Daddy always says that his favorite president was Eisenhow-
er, because "he didn't do a darned thing." I'm starting to un-
derstand just how right he is about that; What the economy
needs to recover is a President and Congress who prefer the
plodding Carousel of Progress to the heart-stopping thrills
of Mr. Obama's Wild Ride.


and designated parking would
be unavoidable; occurring pri-
marily at dusk and dawn. The
road curves at the boat ramp
making this congestion even
more hazardous.

The boat ramp plan also in-
cludes the construction of a
boat dock in front of several oth-
er private properties fronting
CR349. None of these owners
were aware of these plans. All
property owners in the same
area along CR349 and the canal
should be concerned that one
day too their property may have
their full access blocked, runoffs
filled, and structures built in the
waterways in front of their
properties. Having attended
every BCC and boat ramp fee
meeting since May, what has
been reported is that the com-
munity should now expect an in-
crease in road congestion, envi-
ronmental contamination, litter,
and vandalism and liability
risks. We welcome visitors to
the area who can have a positive
economic impact on our commu-
nity provided the issues noted
can be addressed. Despite my re-
quests that the boat ramp plans
be shared with the community,
for their input, until recently
they were rebuffed.

Fortunately, the BCC has agreed
with my request for a Town Hall
Meeting regarding the boat
ramp to seek input from the
community as to other alterna-
tives. The date of this meeting
will be posted soon. In all the
meetings I have attended, the in-
dication was that the boat ramp
plans had not been submitted.
However, I recently came across
the Grant Application & Agree-
ment (available as noted below)
which indeed shows specific
plans that were submitted on
March 30, 2009 and again on Oc-
tober 1, 2009 (contrary to a re-
sponse received at the October
15, 2009 BCC meeting). The Ap-
plication has no study on the
economic impact, that to the pri-
vate marinas, or the drain on
public resources (cost to man-
age, emergency responders,
waste management, etc.). It
states there will be no environ-
mental impact while failing to
mention such items as the im-
pact of dredging, early morning


noise and light pollution, ero-
sion of seawalls and pollution in
the canals leading to the River,
and safety of canoe and kayak
users at risk with the heavier
-use by motorized boats. The Ap-
plication states there is only one
free boat ramp in Suwannee,
when there are two, and effec-
tive 2010 the County will begin
charging boat ramp fees.

Beginning in March, and several
times-thereafter, I presented
many suggestions to the County
to solve the issues of ramp ac-
cess and trailer parking which
are included in my Presentation;
some of which included trans-
ferring the boat ramp to the
State, or State ownership of the
Anderson Park to the County, or
providing tax credits to the pri-
vate marinas for shared interest
in their boat ramps. If the Coun-
ty will be seeking grant monies
from the State, they would be
better used for these purposes or
by developing property closer to
the River. This would remove
the congestion and the safety
hazards that will otherwise oc-
cur on the main road leading
into Suwannee and the issues
that will arise with increased
traffic in the canals from the De-
mory boat ramp to the River.
Not done properly, the results
may not only diminish property
values, and thus lower tax rev-
enue to the County, but also
.change Suwannee forever.

Community involvement at the
December 17th BCC and Town
Hall meetings is needed. A long
term solution needs to be found
and I am confident that there
will be viable boat ramp recom-
mendations from the communi-
ty and thank the BCC for allow-
ing the Town Hall Meeting to oc-
cur.

Respectfully,
Theresa Schefstad, Suwannee

The 9/17/09 Presentation and
FWC Grant Application & Agree-
ment can be obtained at
www.SuwanneeFL@ya-
hoogroups.com or by contacting
Theresa at
theresajhs@yahoo.com cell -
727/599-6234, land line &fax -
727/561-0608.


' Kathy McKinney


... Confession time: I've been to Disney World
VW more t times than I can count. I've done every-
thing from the Luau at the Polynesian Village to dining at
the Brown Derby at MGM and in Cinderella's Castle. I've
stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. I have ridden the fly-
ing Dumbos using "E tickets." (Remember those?) I used to
be able to do the whole "If you can fly" ride (sponsored by
Delta Airlines) verbatim. As a kid, we even took one trip'
where we stayed at (now extinct) treehouses at the park, I
know Disney. But hqre's the thing...I've never been on Space
Mountain.


No, I'm not a sissy and I'm not particularly scared of roller
coasters. I've done Thunder
Mountain Railroad, no sweat." Buckle'up ev
I've ridden what was proba- That can strain your
bly the scariest coaster in the
Southeast at the time, the It's the credit roller coaster
Ninja at Six Flags in Atlanta.
So what's, different about
Space Mountain? I think it's When you de
because it's in the dark. I like you pay a little
to see those big drops coming It's the same
at me so I can brace myself. I the credit roll
don't like the idea of being --sily, b
whipped about at high speed, -silybuts
with no idea of what's com-
ing next. I don't think most people do.


Which is why you should ignore President Obama and Con-
gress when they sell you the Fantasyland idea that "green
jobs" are going to save the economy. Or that stimulus spend-
ing for new "infrastructure" will do anything; or thatgov-
ernment tinkering of any sort will stop this economic thrill
ride that we've all been stuck on for a while now. What's
causing job numbers to dive like the sub at the old 20,000
Leagues Under the Sea Ride is the uncertainty of what Big'
Brother is going to do the country next. .

Businesses, especially small ones, that the politicians like to.
call "Main Street," actually live in Tomorrowland. They
need to be able to predict the future. They don't have piles
of money to play with and they need to be able to see the
curves and dips that are heading at them. Small business
people are happiest on rides like the Segway People Mover--
slow, but steady-- boring, but getting you somewhere without
expending lots of energy It may be dull, but it doesn't cause
you to lose sleep at night or to grasp the handrail in fear.
From the People Mover, you ,an look in on the idiots
screaming in Space Mountain, and think, wow, I'm glad I'm
out here, just humming along. Ooh, look! Mission to Mars is


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LETTER TO THE EDITOR lowed all of the actions directed
December 14,2009 by the BCC and the County At-
torney The BCC continued to re-
Dear Ms. McKinney: main unaware of similar re-
sponsibilities when they ap-
As an introduction, I have been proved the granting of 20 ft, of
a property owner in Suwannee the 50 ft, of the excess of r/w on
since 2003 and one day would October 15, 2009, only to inform
like to retire in Suwannee. I con- me eleven days later of addition-
tribute -$10,000 a year to the al actions I needed to fulfill, this
County's tax rolls. On Decem- being the holding of a public
ber 17th, I will go before the Dix- hearing further delaying the
ie County Board of County Corn- process another 60 days.
missioners (BCC) in a Public
Hearing format. This has been a 4 The BCC is also failing to recog-
long arduous effort that began nize the actions taken, not only
in 2003 when the BCC approved by myself, but another property
vacating 50 feet of the excess of owner who simultaneously re-
right-of-way (r/w) in front of my ceived the same 50 ft approval,
property in Suwannee. This ac- to properly document and
tion would result in the County record the 50 ft approval; hold-
receiving additional recurring ing us private citizens responsi-
tax revenues. This approval was ble for the actions, or lack there-
obtained following the same ac- of, of the Board.
tions granted to other property
owners, by the County and State Between the periods of March
throughout the years, at the 2002 to April 2007, fifteen re-
southwest end of CR349. I wish quests for the County to vacate
to thank my neighbors and the roads and land in Dixie County
BCC meeting attendees who were granted and in the majori-
have taken the time to under- ty of these cases they were han-
stand my request which they died in the same manner as my
unanimously support the vacat- transaction in 2003. These re-
ing of 50 ft (not limited to the 20 quests averaged the same
ft). Should you be interested in amount of land to be vacated as
reading my September 17, 2009 was mine. Can the BCC now re-
presentation it is available as verse those approvals too?
noted below.
This brings us to thedissue of
This situation also involves the the Demory boat ramp. In all of
Demory Creek boat ramp. the conversations I have had
with my neighbors in Suwan-
For the sake of brevity I will nee, and the attendees at the
summarize my concerns, and BCC and boat ramp fee meet-
my neighbors, as to the potential ings, I never met anyone who
outcome as it may impact other knew the plans to improve the
property owners. In the case of boat ramp. On the surface, im-
the businesses in the area de- proving the boat ramp sounds
pendent on the use of the r/w to positive. However, I have come to
operate, and the building struc- learn that it entails blocking the
tures encroaching on the r/w, is full access to my property be- .
it possible that one day the cause it has been designated for
County will prevent you from parking while other properties
your use of full access? What in closer proximity are discrimi-
about in.the event of storm de- nately bypassed. The County is
struction, will you be permitted about to grossly devalue one of
to rebuild without property set- the most premiere commercial
backs from the r/w that has his- parcels in Suwannee and cause
torically been used? a congestion eyesore as you en-
ter the town of Suwannee,
The BCC is now requiring me to which will negatively impact all
fulfill actions that were not re- of our property values. As
quired by the BCC when the 50 ft planned, an increased use of the
approval was received in 2003 Demory boat ramp will result in
and of which those actions were highway safety hazards on
the responsibility of the BCC to Suwannee's main road since u-
carry out. At that time, I had fol- turns near both the boat ramp


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12/7/2009 JUVENILE, TUM-
LIN, BATTERY/ DOMESTIC
12/8/2009 SMITH III, JAMES
ALEXANDER, CHEWNING,
VOP-SELL OF COCAINE, VOP-
POSS, COCAINE
DEES, LOWELL ALLEN, 29.
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RILEY, SHANNON RENEE,
26, HARDEN, VOP-DRUG
PARA
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STOLEN PROP, VOP-GRAND
THEFT
NIPPER, MICHELLE Y, 33,
SUTTON, HOMERVILLE GA.,
FTA WELFARE FRAUD
HENDERSON, SEDRICK A,
29, SUTTON, VOP-POSS CONT
SUB
CARTER, NICHOLS EDWARD,
48, GCSO, HOUSE FOR
GILCHRIST CO.
WORKING, RONALD
ARTHUR, 20, HERRING, DWL-
SR, RECKLESS DRIVING
12/10/2009 TOMPKINS, RYAN,
18, ONEAL, BURGLARY,
ARMED, GRAND THEFT


12/11/2009 OSTEEN, TROY
OBE, 37, BRANNIN, SALE OF
CONTROLLED ,UB, TAMPER-
ING W/ EVIDENCE, POSS OF
CONTROLLED SUB
ONEAL, CHRISTOPHERM, 33,
BRANNIN, MANUFACTUR-
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MACRANDER, ROBERT
ALAN, 52, TPR. C.K. HARRIS,
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The Levy County Horse
Club had their annual
Christmas Party at O'Leno
River Rise Horse Park this
past weekend. I was so look-
ing forward to this because I
had taken a few extra days
from work to really have a
great time with my horse
buddies.

My husband Dave and I left
Thursday morning and had
plans to stay until Sunday.
Wahoo! I could hardly con-
tain myself as I packed the
.motor home Wednesday
night and finished very ear-
ly Thursday morning. By
10:00 am we were headed out
the driveway with every-
thing I could possibly need
for both the horses and us. I
was so looking'forward to a
great weekend of trail rid-
ing.

We arrived 'and settled in af-
ter finding stalls for our
horses, Buddy and Gus.
Shortly thereafter our grdup
started coming in one by
one.

O'Leno is a great place to
ride. It's a beautiful forest
with lots of trails to choose
fr6m. These trails are easy
to follow, as they are well
marked. One of my favorite
trails is the new red trail.
This trail goes deep into the
forest. It's a winding trail
that has you following a
thick bed of leaves and some
fallen trees that your horse
will have to navigate over or
around. But as you travel
thru this magnificent wind-
ing trail you will see more
deer than you would think
possible. I find that I am
simply in awe of such a
wonderful sight. The colors
in the forest this time of
year is quite spectacular..
Yellow, red, and brown
leaves are falling as a gentle
breeze blows. I stop my
horse Buddy, for a moment,


and I pause in the mist of
all this beauty It really feels
incredible. I think I could do
this forever!

Back at the trailhead we
gather together for grilled
hamburgers and hot dogs,
baked beans, cole slaw and
banana pudding. The food is
as good as the trail ride.
However the weather is be-
ginning to change now. The
sky is getting darker and
more clouds are rolling in.
Well it's early yet, Saturday
hasn't yet arrived and per-
haps it will blow over?

Unfortunately as the days
went by, the rain came ...and
stayed. Bummer! However I
have to say that despite the
rain we had a wonderful
party We all gathered under
the pavilion and had a mag-
nificent dinner with all the
trimmings and we also
played the "Yankee Christ-
mas Gift Exchange" game. It
seems just because you got
tq choose a gift, it did not"
mean you keep it. Someone
can take it away, but the up
side is you get to pick anoth-
er gift OR you can take
someone's gift. It was fun'
and I did enjoy the game. We
also had a scavenger hunt
and that was hilarious!

It seems that some people
can get very ingenious
about getting the entire re-
quired list of items needed.
For example a feather was
on the list. No one could
find one. They had looked
everywhere. However one
individual came in a feath-
erlight horse trailer and
there was a feather em-
bossed on his trailer. He, be-
ing the ingenious fellow he
was, took a picture of the
feather with his cell phone.
He also won! Good job! Now
that was a sidesplitting,
bucket load of fun! And if
you'd like to join in on this
fun just check us out on the
web at www.levycounty-
horseclub.org. Until next
time....happy trails to you!


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for 12 nautical days of
Christmas

WASHINGTON The U.S.
Coast Guard, as a public ser-
vice to holiday gift shop-
pers, announced Monday its
recommended gift ideas for
12 nautical days of Christ-
mas.

"Nothing says 'I love you'-to
a mariner like the gift of a
marine GPS navigation sys-
tem, a Coast Guard ap-
proved life jacket, boating
safety course or 406 MHz
electronic position indicat-
ing radio beacon," said Lt.
Cmdr. Chris O'Neil, the
Coast Guard's chief of me-
dia relations. "Regardless of
the occasion or holiday, the
gifts we recommend this
year can save a loved one's
life, making them the per-
fect gift this season, or
throughout the year. Dia-
monds are pretty, and big-
screen, high-definition tele-
visions are great for watch-
ing the big game, but they
won't help you prevent a
boating accident, or survive
after you've been in one."

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recommended nautical gifts
are:

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sure you register it after
purchase, or rescuers may
be delayed in reaching you!)
A Coast Guard-approved
life jacket (because they
float, you don't...)
A handheld VHF-FM ra-
dio
A Boating Safety Course
(boater education saves lives
-- it's a fact)
Vessel Safety Check
(VSC) from the Coast Guard
Auxiliary (it's free!)
A Coast Guard approved
fire extinguisher
A first aid kit in a wa-
tertight container
A seamanship book
Nautical charts for the
areas your favorite mariner
frequents
A signaling kit
A life raft with a sur-
vival kit

Some of the most valuable
gifts don't cost anything but
time, such as scheduling a
free vessel safety check with
your local Coast Guard Aux-
iliary For more informa-
tion on scheduling a free
vessel safety check visit
www.safetyseal.net. To find
a boating safety course in
your area visit
http://www.aboutboat-
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From the Coast Guard fami-
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Minutes of Organizational Meeting of
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 8:00 a.m.
School Board Meeting Facility, Highway 349
South, Old Town, Florida

Superintendent Mark A. Rains called the Organiza-
tional Meeting to order with Board Members Timothy
Alexander, David Keen, Glenn Osteen, Cheryl Prid-
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ney Leenette McMillan present.
Pursuant to Florida Statutes 1001.371:
On the third Tuesday after the first Monday in Novem-
ber of each year, the district school board shall orga-
nize by electing a chair. It may elect a vice-chair, and
the district school superintendent shall act ex officio as
the secretary. The superintendent shall act as chair
until the organization is complete.
Superintendent Rains opened the floor for nominations
for chair. Dwayne Rollison nominated Timothy Alexan-
der for chair. No other nominations were received and
the superintendent closed the nomination for chair. A
motion was made by Glenn Osteen, seconded by
David Keen and unanimously carried by the school
board to approve Timothy Alexander for the position of
Board Chair.
Superintendent Rains opened the floor for nominations
for vice-chair. Glenn Osteen nominated Dwayne Rolll-
son for vice-chair. No other nominations were re-
ceived and the superintendent closed the nomination
for vice-chair. A motion was made by David Keen,
seconded by Cheryl Pridgeon and unanimously carried
by the School Board to approve Dwayne Rollison for
the position of Board Vice-Chair.
A motion was made by Glenn Osteen, seconded by.
David Keen and unanimously carried by the School
Board to appoint Timothy Alexander as the District
Legislative Liaison and Cheryl Pridgeon as the Alter-
nate.
Following discussion, a motion was made by Timothy
Alexander, seconded by David Keen and unanimously
carried by the School Board to set the second Tuesday
of each month at 6:00 P.M. for the regular monthly
meeting of the Dixie County School Board.
A motion was made by Glenn Osteen, seconded by
Timothy Alexander and unanimously carried to ad-
journm.
Attest:
Signed:
Mark A. Rains, Superintendent
Timothy Alexander, Board Chair
I certify this to be a true and correct copy of the official
minutes of the November 17, 2009, 8:00 A.M. Yearly
Organizational Meeting of the Dixie County School
Board.
Notary Public, State of Florida
Mark A. Rains
Superintendent and Secretary for the Board
Timothy Alexander
Board Chair


THE SCHOOL BOARD OF DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Minutes of
School Board Workshop Meeting
on Tuesday, November 17, 2009
8:15 a.m.
School Board Meeting Facility at
328 SE 349 Highway, Old Town,
Florida

The Dixie County School Board
met in a workshop session on
November 17, 2009 at 8:15 a.m.
in the School Board Meeting Fa-
cility, 328 SE 349 Highway, Old
Town, Florida. School Board
Chairman Timothy Alexander
called the workshop session to
order.
Present: Superintendent Mark A.
Rains, School Board Members
Timothy Alexander, David Keen,
Glenn Osteen, Cheryl Pridgeon,
and Dwayne Rollison, and School
Board Attorney Leenette McMil-
Ian.
Superintendent Rains Introduced
Dr. Luther Rogers, with the
FADSS Organizational and Man-
agement Study Team.
Charlotte Lord, Director of Safety,
Facilities, and Special Projects
School Board Policy Updates/Re-
visions
Staff Drug Testing Update
Workshop meeting adjourned at
8:55 a.m.
ATTEST:
SIGNED:
Mark
A. Rains, Superintendent
Timothy Alexander, School Board
Chair


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Courtney Coody and Jimmie Ellard, III are proud parents of
the newest member to their family: Kole NorJay Ellard.

Kole was born September, 2, 2009 at 11:44 am, at Shands hos-
pital. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches
long.

Maternal grandparents are Billy and Donna Coody of Old
Town, Florida. Paternal grandparent is the belated Jimmie
NorJay Ellard II of Bell, FLorida. Maternal great-grand-
parents are the belated Joe and ruth Hatch of Old Town
and the belated Henry and Elizabeth Coody of Old Town,
Florida.

Paternal great grandparents are jimmie Ellard I and nan-
nette Ellard of Old town, Florida. Great Uncle Ted,Ellard
and Cousin Blaine Ellard of Old Town. Paternal Great-
great grandma is Lillian Myers of Winter Haven, Florida.


Lara Gilbert and Ruben Lopez are proud to announce the
birth of their baby Gibson "Peanut" Lonzo Lopez. His
grandparents are Ruby and Terry Lopez of Archer and Glo-
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AGENDA
Regular Meeting- Dixie County
Courthouse
Commission Meeting Room
December 17, 2009 6:00 PM
The Dixie County Board of County
Commissioners will meet on Thursday,
December 17, 6:00 PM in a regular
meeting in the County Commissioners
Meeting Room, in the Dixie County
Courthouse, Cross City, Florida.
1. Call to Order
2. Invocation and Pledge to the
American Flag
3. Approval of.Commission
Minutes from the Regular Meeting of
December 4, 2009 and the Emergency
Meeting of December 1, 2009.
PUBLIC HEARING: THE PUBLIC
HEARING MAY BE CONTINUED TO
ONE OR MORE FUTURE DATES.
ANY INTERESTED PARTY IS AD-
VISED THAT THE DATE, TIME, AND
PLACE OF ANY CONTINUATION OF
THE PUBLIC HEARING SHALL BE AN-
NOUNCED DURING THE PUBLIC
HEARING AND THAT NO FURTHER
NOTICE CONCERNING THE MAT-
TERS WILL BE PUBLISHED.
I: Discussion of vacating a portion of
county right away on South highway
349 in the town of Suwannee. This ac-
tion is brought by petition to the board
by Theresa Schefstad and the property
in question is more properly described
as follows on the west side of county
road 349 a 20 foot right away adjacent
to Dixie County parcel 19-13-12-0000-
3281-0000 the 20 foot right away is
within the existing 50 feet of right away
of county road 349 South.
4. Theresa Shefstad, Demory
Creek Boat Ramp
5. Bailey Bishop and Lane,
County Engineers


6. Joe Ruth, Solid Waste Coor-
dinator/ Mosquito Control Director
7. Jerry Prater, Veterans Ser-
vice Officer
8. Big Bend Water Authority
9. Jack Spivey, Building and
Zoning
10. John Jenkins, Building and
Zoning
11. Howard Reed, County Road
Superintendent
12. Tim Alexander, Emergency
Services Director
13. Mike Cassidy, County Man-
ager RE: Duncan Property/ Gornto ,
14. Jennifer Ellison, County At-
torney
15. Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of
Court
16. County Commission Items
17. Vouchers Approved
18. Adjourn
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person
decided to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting or hearings,
hale/ she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and for such purpose, he/ she
will need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings Is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based.
"Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to partici-
pate in this proceeding should contact
(352) 486-4931 (Voice & TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-
8771."
The Board meets the first Thursday of
each month at 10:00 AM and the third
Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM.
Individuals that would like to be placed
on the agenda should call Dana D.
Johnson, Clerk of Court, by 4:00 PM on
Friday Preceding the Board meeting, at
(352) 498-1200.
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School Board Minutes


Minutes of Regular Meeting of
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF DIX-
IE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 -
9:00 a.m.
The Dixie County School Board
met in regular session at 9:00
a.m. on Tuesday, November 17,
2009 in the School Board Meet-
ing Facility, Old Town, Florida.
Present: Superintendent Mark
A. Rains, School Board Mem-
bers Timothy Alexander David
Keen, Glenn Osteen, Cheryl
Pridgeon, and Dwayne Rollison,
and School Board Attomey
Leenette McMillan.
School Board Chairman Alexan-
der called the meeting to order.
Motion by Glenn Osteen, sec-
ond by Dwayna Rollison, the
School Board unanimously ap-
proved the Agenda.
Ken Baumer, Assistant Superin-
tendent for Instruction intro-
duced the FADSS Organization-
al and Management Study
Team.
No citizen Input
EXECUTIVE SESSION
Information/Announcements
Instructional Services: Ken
Baumer, Assistant Superinten-
dent for Instruction presented a
Truancy Report and list of cur-
rent administrators and LAP
Members.
Support Services: Charlotte
Lord, Director of Safety, Facili-
ties, and Special Projects pre-
sented information about the
Concurrency Plan and lease In-
formation ofFHP tower. She.
also discussed the completion
of the Vocational School Roof'
and Fuel Tank Projects.
RRMS: Jr. Beta Club Thanks-
giving Service Project, 100%
lub, Veteran's Day Program,
and RRMS Basketball
OTES! After School Instruction-
al Programs, 100% Club,
School Net, and holiday activi-
ties
AES: Calendar, holiday activi-
ties, After School Instructional
Programs, and Jump A Thon
DCHS: School flooding and
football playoffs
Finance: Monthly Financial Re-
port
Superintendent Rains presented
each School Board Member
with a Superintendent's Evalua-
tion Form. He discussed School
Board Retreat (March 5), Strate-
gic Plan, Food Service posi-
tions, and portable restroom
purchase.
School Board Member Timothy
Alexander commended all
schools for their participation in
Veteran's Day activities.
REGULAR AGENDA
School Board Member Timothy
Alexander pulled Item VI. B. 8.
from the Consent Agenda and
placed on the Regular Agenda.
Superintendent Rains recom-
mended appointment of Ram-
babu Kastala to the Instructional
Staff at Dixie County High
School on Annual Contract (10
months, 196 days) for the re-
mainder of the 2009-2010
school year, effective November
9, 2009. Employment will be by
a work order between the Dixie
County School District and
Global Teachers Research &
Resources, Inc.
A motion to accept the Superin-
tendent's recommendation was
made by David Keen,.second -
by Dwayne Rollison and unani-
mously approved.
CONSENT AGENDA
Superintendent Rains recom-
mended approval of Consent .
Agenda with the removal of
Item VI.B.8. A motion was
made byCheryl Pridgeon and
second y Glenn Osteen to ap- '
prove the Consent Agenda, fol-
lowed with unanimous approval
by the School Board.
Approval of minutes of the Octo-
ber 20 2009 School Board
Workshop Meeting.
Approval of minutes of the Octo-
ber 20, 2009 Regular School
Board Meeting.
Approval of medical leave of ab-
sence for Wilma K. Weeks, ef-
fective November 30, 2009
through December 18, 2009.
Approval of Family and Medical
Leave for Wilma Kay Weeks, ef-
fective November 24, 2009
through January 3, 2009. This
FMLA designation runs concur-
rent with approved medical
leave.
Appointment of Sharon Bolton
as a long term substitute
teacher for Wilma Kay Weeks
during her medical leave of ab-
sence. She will be paid by the
salary schedule, beginning on
November 30, 2009 through De-
cember 18, 2009.
Approval of the following In-
structional personnel for School
Improvement Grant tutors, to be
paid $20.00 per hour for one
and one-half hours instruction, 2
days per week (48 total days),
with equal planning time from
the School Improvement Grant
dollars:
Old Town Elementary School
Improvement After School Pro-
gram Erin Lord
nderson Elementary School
Improvement After School Pro-
gram Roy Bray and Chasity
ord
Appointment of Megan Cannon,
Title I Remedial Teacher at Old
Town Elementary School, Annu-
al Contract (10 months, 196
days) for the remainder of the
2009-2010 school year, effective
November 9, 2009. Funding
Source: Project #9100410,
School Improvement Grant.
Appointment of Jennifer Frost,
e I Remedial Teacher at Old
Town Elementary School, Annu-
al Contract (10 months, 196
days) for the remainder of the
2009-2010 school year, effective
November 9, 2009. Funding
Source: Project #9100410,
School Improvement Grant.
Approval of additional hours for
the following people for Acceler-
ated Reader Family Night at An-
derson Elementary School.
They will each work one day per
week for the remainder of the
2009-2010 school year, and re-
ceive a stipend of $750, funded
by SAC.
Shannon Free and Virginia Ful-
ton
Acceptance of resignation for
retirement from Shirley Bell,
Food Service at Old Town Ele-
mentary School, effective at the
end of the work day December
18,2009.
Appointment of Jerry Chaney,
Food Service I position at Dixie
County High School, Level 0,
3.5 hours per day, for the re-
mainder ofthe 2009-2010
school year, effective November
16, 2009.
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Appointment of April Ross, In-
structional Aide at Old Town Ele-
mentary School, Annual Con-
tract (9 months, 180 days) for
the remainder of the 2009-2010
school year, effective November
16, 2009.
Approval to certify the following
to teach out-of-field as designat-
ed for the 2009-2010 school
ear:
Sheri Lemmermen Mathemat-
ics, Grades 9-12 (all day)
Approval of the following sup-
plement amounts and positions
for the 2009-2010 school year:
Ruth Rains Middle School
Boys Basketball Coach


John Thomas
$1,014.96
Girls Basketball Coach
Roger Robson $1,014.96
Assistant Football Coach
Tracy Collins
$1,014.96
Approval of Contract between
the Dixie County School District
and Childhood Development
Services, Inc. for transportation
services, effective August 24,
2009 through May 30, 2010.
Approval of Interagency Agree-
ment between The School
Board of Dixie County, Florida,
The Florida Department of Chil-
dren and Families (Circuits 3
and 8), Partnership for Strong
Families, Inc., Florida Crown
Workforce Board, The Florida
Agency for Persons with Disabil-
ities (Area 3), and The Florida
Department of Juvenile Justice
(Circuit 3) for the 2009-2010
school year. The purposes of
this Agreement are to promote
collaboration and flow of infor-
mation among the Parties de-
signed to 1) provide educational
access and facilitate the delivery
of services or programs to chil-
dren known to the department;
2) avoid duplication of services
or programs for children jointly
served; and 3) combine re-
sources across child and youth
serving systems to maximize
availability or delivery of ser-
vices or programs and the well-
being and progress of children
and youth served.
Approval of Career Pathways
Articulation Agreement between
The Dixie County School Board
and Lake City Community Col-
lege for the 2009-2010 school
year.
Approval of 2009-2010 Mission
Statement Board Goals and
Strategic Plan for Dixie District
Schoo s.
Approval to advertise the follow-
ing updates to the Dixie District
School's Board Policies. The
list identifies policies that need
statute numbers corrected,
those that rieed revisions and
policies that need to be added
that are new.
The following policies only need
for the Statutory Authority and
Laws implemented Section to
be updated:
2.01 Responsibilities and Au-
thority of the Board
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.31,
1001.363, 1001.372(1),
1001.395 1001.41, 1001.43,
1003.02, F.S.
2.02 Organization, Membership
and Officers of the Board
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.371,
1001.41, 1001.43, 1001.48,
1001.51, F.S.
2.03 Special Committees of the
School Board
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.41,
1001.43, S.
2.05 Board Meetings
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: CHAPTER
112,120.525,120.53, 286.0105,
286.011, 286.0111, 286.012,
447.605, 877.13, 1000.32,
1001.37, 1001.372(1)(2)(3)(4),
1001.41, 1001.42,1001.43,
1006.145, F.S.
2.06 School Board Rules
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42
Law(s) Implemented: 120.52-
.72, 1001.43, F.S.
2.07. Schedule for Legal
Advertisements
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 120.54,
1001.43, .S.
2.08 Collective Bargain-
ing Agreements ,
Statutory Authority: 1001.41, .
1001.42, F.S.
Laws) Implemented:
447.309(3), 1001.43, F.S.
2.10 Program of Awards
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemenrted: 1001.43,
.1012.22, F.S.
2.11 Participation in Activities
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1001.41,
1001.43, S.
2.12 Legal Counsel Board
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1001.41,
1001.43, 012.26 F.S.
2.12 Legal Counsel -
Superintendent
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.26, ES.
2.13 Legal Services for
Employees
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.26, .S:.
2.17 Board Travel Expenses
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.39,
F.S.
2.18 Superintendent's Compen-
sation
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.47,
F.S. .
(#4 added to this policy and re-
quested posting on 9/15-policy
to be revised n 11/09)
3.01 Responsibilities of Superin-.
tendent
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.32,
1001.33,1001.42, 1001.43,
1001.464, 1001.48 1001.49,
1001.51, 1006.08, F.S.
3.02 Responsibilities of Princi-
Statutory Authority: 1001.41(2),
F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.32,
1001.43, 1001.54, 1003.31,
1006.09,1006.28, 1012.28, F.S.
3.03 Emergencies
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws) implemented: 1001.33,
1001.43 R S., r I
3.04 Directives, Procedures,
and Administrative Manuals
Slatulc.ry Authority 1001.41.
1001.42 FS
Laws) Implemented:'1u01.43,.
1001.51, .S.
3.05 Administrative Organization
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 120.53,
1001.42,1001.43, 1012.27, F.S.
3.11 Agents, Solicitors, and
Salespersons
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1001.42,
1001.43,1013.43, (2), F.S.
3.14 Disruptions at School
Board Functions
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1006.145,
F.S.
3.16 Charter Schools
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1001.02,
1001.43 1002.33, F.S.
State Board of Education
Rule(s): 6A-6.0781
3.17 Opening and'Clos-
ing of Schools
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1001.42,
1001.43, FS.
3.18 Holidays Defined
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.42,
1001.43, 1001.51 1003.21, F.S.
State Board of Education
Rule(s): 6A-1.09514, 6A-10.019
3.19 Length of School
Day
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,


1001.42, F.S.
Laws Implemented: 1003.02,
F.S.
3.20 Driver Education Cars,
Procurement and Use
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws Implemented: 1001.42,
FS.
3.22 Advertising for Legal Pur-
poses
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws Implemented: 1001.43,
F.S.
3.23 Rules, Application and Dis-


tribution
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws Implemented: 1001.51,
F.S.
3.24 Management Train-
ing Program
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws Implemented: 1001.43,
FS.
3.25 Utilization of Funds
from Gifts and Auxiliary Enter-
orises
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws Implemented: 1001.41,
1001.42, 1001.43, F.S.
3.26 Selection Proce-
dures for Principal/Assistant
Principals
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws Implemented:
1001.42(5), F.S.
4.01 Student Progres-
sion Plan
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1003.43, 1003.437, 1003.49,
1008.25, F.S.
4.05 Extracurricular Program
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, FS.
Laws) Implemented: 1001.43,
1006.15, 1006.20(9),
1012.22,F.S.
4.06 Student Clubs and Organi-
zations
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F. S.
Law1s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1006.7, 1006.09, 1006.135,
1006.14, F.S.
4.07 Student Publications
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42. F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.21,
1001.43 1006.28,F.S
4.08 Public Appearance of
School Groups
Statutory Authority: 1001,41,
1001.42, F.S.
Lawfs) Implemented: 1001.43,
1006. 7, S.
4.10 Adult Education
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1000.04,
1001.42, 1001.43, F.S.
State Board of Education
Rule(s): 6A-6.011, 6A-6.014,
6A-6.021
4.101 General Education Devel-
opment Test
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S
Law(s) Implemented: 1003.435,
FS.
4.11 Allocation of in-
structional Material
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S
Laws) Implamented: 1001.43,
1006.2 8, S.
4.14 Non-school Related Travel
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S
Laws) Implemented: 1001.41.
1001.43. F.S.
4.17 Challenged Materials
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S
Law(s) Implemented: 1000.21.
1001.41. 1001.43, F.S.
5.01 Student Services Plan
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42
Law(s) Implemented:
1001.49(6), F.S.
5.02 Prohibition of Discrimina-
tion and Harassment
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42
Law(s) Implemented: 1000.05,
F.S.
State Board of Education Rules:
6A-19.00, et. Seq.
5.04 Student Attendance
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42
Law(s) Implemented: 985.03,
1000.21,1001.43,1003.21,
1003.23, 1003.24, 1003.26,
F.S.;
State Board of Education Rules:
6A-1.004, 6A-1.09514
5.07 Admission to First Grade
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1001.43,
1003.21,1003.22, FS. .. -
State Board of Education
Rule(s): 6A-6.024
5.09 Granting Permission for
Students to Leave the School
Campus
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1000.21,
1001.43. 1006.07, F.S.
5.17 Student Injuries and Illness
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws Implemented: 1000.21,
1001.43 1006.07, 1006.08, F.S.
5.18 Legal Name of Student'
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws) Implmented: 1000.21,
1001.43 1003.21, F.S.
5.22 Teacher Removal of Stu-
dents from Classroom
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws) Im lamented: 1000.21,
1001.43, 1003.32, F.S.
5.23 Report Cards
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42 F.S.
Lawfs) Implemented: 1001.43,
1003.33, F.S.
5.24 Student Rights and Re-
sponsibilities and Code of Stu-
dent Conduct
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1000.21,
1001.43, 1003.21, F.S.
5.25 Person Standing in Loco
Parentisto Pupil
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.42,
F.S.
5.26 Corporal Punishment
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1003.31,
F.S.
5.27 Pupil Suspension
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws) Implemented:
1001.42(6, 1003.31, F.S.
5.29 Serous Breach of Conduct
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1003.31,
F.S.
5.30 Suspected Use of Drugs,
Search and Seizure
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1001.31, 1006.07, 1006.09(9),
1006.13. FS
5 32 Dlcipline of Exceptional
Stuaenis
Statutory Autnorty:-1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 6A-
6.0331, 6A-6.03311, SBER.
5.33 Conduct at Off Campus
School Functions
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,.
1001.42, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1000.21,
1001.43, 1003.21, .S.
5.34 Responsibility of Students
While on School Buses
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws) Implemented:
1001.42(6), 1001.42 (8), F.S.
5.35 Club Initiation Ceremony
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented:
1001.42(6), F.S.
5.36 Excusing a Student to Par-.
ticipate in a Non-School Activity
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws) Implemented:
1001.42(6), F.S.
5.37 Contests
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented:
1001.42(6), F.S.
5.52 Random Drug Testing for
Students
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1000.21,
1001.41, 1001.43, F.S.
6.10 Employment Defined
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.22, FS.
6.101 Definition of Personnel
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.


Laws) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.01, F.S.
6.102 Employment of Personnel
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.42,
1001.43, 1012.22, 1012.27,
1012.32, 1012.39, F.S.
State Board of Education
Rule(s): 6A-1.0502, 6A-1.064,
6A-4.0081, 6A-40082, 6A-
4.0083
6.104 Probationary Status for
Educational Staff Professionals
( ESP)
statutory Authority: 1001.41,


1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.40, FS.
6.105 Dual Employment
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.22, F.S.
6.11 Physical Examinations
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F. S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.32, F.S
6.113 Responsibilities of School
Bus Operators
add: Department of Environ-
mental Protection Rule(s): 62-
285.420.
6.12 Year of Service Defined for
Administrative and Instructional
- Personnel
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Law(s mplemented: 1001.43,
6.13 Instructional Staff
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22,1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.01, 1012.32, 1012.39,
1012.53, 1012.54, 1012.56,
1012.57, F.S.
6.133 Options for Teachers to
be Considered Infield
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.22, F.S.
6.20 Leave of Absence
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.22,1012.61,1012.63,
1012.64, 1012.66, FS.
State Board of Education
Rule(s): 6A-1.080
6.21 Leave Application
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.66, S.
6.212 Effective Date for Leave,
Suspension, or Termination
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1011:60, 1012.22, F.S.
6.213 Notification of Absence
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Laws Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.22, 012.66, 1012.67, F.S.
6.214 Resignations "
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.22, 1012.23, 1012.33,
1012.34, 1012.795, F.S.
6.22 Absence Without Leave
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S;
Laws) lemented: 1001.43,
1012.33, 1012.66, 1012.67, F.S.
6.26 Jury/Witness Duty .
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 40.24,
40.271, 1001.43 1012.66, F.S.
6.29 Temporary buty
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22,1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.32,
1001.43 1012.27, 1012.66, F.S.
6.30 Salary Schedules
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1011.60, 1012.22, 1012.55, F.S.
State Board of Education
Rule(s): 6A-1.052
6.34 Sick Leave Bank
* Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.61, F.S.
State Board of Education
Rule(s): 6A-1.052
6.41 Personal Business on
School Time
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22,1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.22, F.S.
6.42 Records and Reports
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22,1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.2, 1012.53, F.S.
6.43 Prohibition of Discrimina-
tion and Harassment
Statutory Authority: 120.54,
1001.41, 1001.42, 1012.23, F.S.'
Law(s) Implemented: 112.51, .
119.07, 760.01 at seq., 1000.05,
1000.21,1001.43 1012.22, F.S.'
34 CFR 989, 34 CFR 200.43(c),
P.L.110-233; 201-44, Code of
Federal Register
State Board of Education
Rule(s): 6A-19.001 at seq.
6.431 Prohibition of Sexual Ha-
rassment by Employees
Statutory Authority: 120.54,
1001.41, 1001.42, 1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 112.51,
119.07, 760.01 et seq., 1000.05,
1000.21, 1001.43 1012.22 F.S.
34 CFR 989, 34 CFR 200.43(c),
P.L.110-233; 201-44, Code of
Federal Register
State Boardof Education
Ruless: 6A-19.001 et seq.
6.44 Telephone Calls, Electronic
Communications and Facsimiles
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, 1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1011.09, 1012.27, F.S.
6.451 Self-Reporting of Arrests
and Convictions by Educators
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Law(slImplemented: 887.13,
943.0585, 943.059,1001.412,
1001.43, 1006.145, 1012.22,
1012.27, 1012.465, F.S.
State Board of Education
Rule(s): 6B-1.006 (5),(m)
6.46 Political Activities of Em-
Ployees
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 104.31,
106.15, 1001.43, F.S.
6.50 Grievance Procedure for
Personnel
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 447.401,
1001.41, 1001.49, 1012.22,
1012.27, F.S.
6.51 Complaints Against Em-
ployees
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.42,
1001.43, 1012.22, 1012.796,
F.S.
6.81 Assessment of Employees
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22,1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Im lamented: 1001.43,
1008.36, 012.22, 1012.27,
1012.34, F.S.
6.811 Instructional Employee
Performance Criteria
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22,1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Imlemented: 1001.43,
1008.36, 1012.22, 1012.27,
1012.34, F.S.
6.812 Supplemental Administra-
tive Performance Based Pay
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.66, ES.
6.92 Code of Ethics
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.66, ES.
6.93 Duties of Instructional Per-
sonnel
Statutory Authority: 1001.41, .
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.66, F.S.
6.931 Conference and Planning
Days
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.66, F.S.
6.932 Pupil Supervision
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.66, ES.
6.942 Length of Working Day
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.66, ES.
6.95 Worker's Compensation
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.66, F.S.
6.951 Health Services


Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.42,
F.S.
6.96 Private Instruction and Tu-
toring
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 6A-1951,
SBER
6.961 Outside Employment
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.66, F.S.
6.98 Children Under Age at
School
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, FS.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,


1012.66, F.S.
7.03 Internal Funds
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1011.07, 1011.18 F.S.
Leave State Board of Education
Rules as is
Leave Financial & Program Cost
as is
7.04 School Food Service
Funds
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F. S.
Laws) Implemented: 1001.43,
1006.06, 1010.05,1010.20, F.S.-
State Board of Education
Rule(s): 6A-1.001, 6A-1.012,
6A-1.087, 6A-7.0411
7.08 Lost or Stolen Property
Statutory Authority: 1001.42,
F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
F.S.
State Board of Education
Rule(s): 6A-1.087
7.09 Audits
Statutory Authority: 1001.42,
F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 11.45,
218.39,218.391,1001.42,
1001.43 1008.35, F.S.
State Board of Education
Ruless: 6A-1.087
7.13 Payroll Procedures
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws Implemented: 106.15,
1001.43, 1011.60,1012.22, F.S.
7.16 Fund-Raising for School
Projects and Activities
Statutory Authority: 1001.42,
F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1001.51,
1006.07, 1010.01 1011.07, F.S.
State Board of Education
Rule(s): 6A-1.085, 6A-7.0411
Leave Financial & Program Cost
7.19 Money Left at School After
School Hours
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.66 RS.
7.20 School Pictures
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.66, F.S.
7.22 Educational Enhancement
(Lottery) Funds
statutory Authority: 1001.42,
F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1011.62, RS.
Annual State Appropriations Act
8.02 Toxic Substances in School
Work Areas
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1001.43,
1039.49, RS 20
CFR 1910.1200
8.05 Emergency Disaster
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.23 1013.372, F.S.
8.06 Emergency Closing of
Schools
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.23 1013.372, F.S
8.07 Security Plan
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.23 1013.372, FS.
State Board of Education
Rule(s):6A-1.0403
8.08 Vandalism and Malicious
Mischief
Statutory Authority: 1001.42,
F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 741.24,
806.13, 1000.21, 1001.43,
1013.10, F.S.
8.09 Preventive Maintenance
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1001.42,
1001.43 F.S.
8.10 Sanitation
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1001.42,
1001.43, F.S.
8.14 Automotive Equipment
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1006.21 1006.22, F.S.
State Board of Education
Rule(s): 6A-3.0171
Department of Environmental
Protection Rule(s): 62-285.420
8.20 Exiting the School Bus
Statutory Authority: 1001.42,
F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1000.21,
1006.21 1006.22, F.S
State Board of Education
Ruless: 6A-3.0171
e.21 Transporting Students In
Private Vehicles for Educational
Field Trips or School Sponsored
or School Related Events
Statutory Authority: 1001.42,
1001.43, F.S.
Laws Implemented: 1000.21,
1006.21, 1006.22 1006.24, F.S.
State Board of Education
Rule(s): 6A-3.0171
8.231 Wellness Program
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: P.L 108-
265, Section 204;
Richard B. Russell National
School Lunch Act, (42USC 1751
et seq.)
Child Nutrition Act of 1966, (42
USC 1771 et seq.)
1001.43,1003.42, 1003.453,
1003.455, 10903.46, 1006.06,
1006.0606, F.S.
State Board of Education
Rule(s): 6A-7.040, 6A-7.041,
6A-7.0411
8.24 Meal Patterns
Statutory Authority: 1001.42, .
1001.43, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1006.06,
F.S
State Board of Education
Rule(s): 6A-7.040.
8.25 Meal Prices
Statutory Authority: 1001.42,
1001.43, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1006.06,
1006.0605; F.S.
State Board of Education
Rule(S): 6A-7.0421
8.29 Improvements to School
Plants and Grounds
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law) Implemented: 1001.42,
1001.43, 1013.37, 1013.371,
1013.372,F,S.
8.32 Tobacco Use In District Fa-
cilities
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws) lmplemented:386.201-
386.209, 1001.43, FS.
8.35 Special Uses of School
Buses
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.42,
1001.43, S.
8.36 Disposal of Flammable Ma-
terials
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 6A-2.078,
SBER
9.02 Public Information
Statutory Authority: 1001.42,
F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1001.51, I.S.
9.03 School Report
Statutory Authority: 1001.42,
F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1000.21,
1001.11, f008.25,1008.345,
F.S.
9.06 Distribution of Literature
and Materials to Students
Statutory Authority: 1001.42,
F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1001.43,
1006.08, RS.
9.07 Visitors
Statutory Authority: 1001.42,
F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1000.21,
1006.07,1006.145, F.S.
9.08 Relations with Governmen-
tal Authorities
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
RS.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.51,
1003.33, 1013.36, F.S.
9.09 Equal Access-Availability
of Secondary School Facilities
to Students for Meetinos


Statutory Authority: 1061.41,
F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: The Equal
Access Act-P.L. 98-377; 20
U.S.C. 4071; 1001.42, 1001.43,
F.S.
9.10 The Communications Pro-
ram
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws) Implmented: 1001.42,
1001.43 S.
9.11 Soliciting Funds
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1001.42,
1001.43, S.
The following policies need revi-
sion:
2.16 Prohibition of Dis-
crimination and Harassment


This policy will be replaced with
a 9 page update from NEFEC
that defines and gives examples
3.06 Safe and Secure Schools
(Replaces Campus Disorders
and Trespassing)
Replace our policy with 4 pages
from NEFEC on orderly environ-
ment safety and security
3.07 Photocopying of Public
Records
Adds # 2,3, and updates statute
numbers.
3.12 Public Information and In-
lction of Records
evise G, add H and I and new
statutes
3.13 School Volunteers
Add #3 from NEFEC recom-
mended policy
3.15 Alcoholic Beverages and
Non-Prescriptive Mood Modi-
fiers
See marked changes for NE-
FEC recommended update
3.21 Chaperones for
School Functions
Add #2. All chaperones must
be approved as volunteers.
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Laws Implemented: 1001.42(6),
F.S.
3.27 Child Abuse
Keep #1 Add #2-5 for 4 pages
from NEFEC, renumber #4to #6
4.02 The Curriculum
1 B Add "assessments"
4B and C1 Add "Instruction in
the use of the library and coun-
seling services shall be provid-
ed."
Add D "A student's progression
from one grade to another shall
be determined, in part, upon
proficiency in reading, writing,
science, and mathematics."
Renumber as marked
Add 17 and 18
4.03 Exceptional Stu-
dent Education
Delete Opening Paragraph of
Definition
Add #5
Correct Statute numbers
4.09 Athletics
\. Add #7 and Update statute
number
4.12 Instructional Materi-
als Selection
Delete existing policy and re-
place with 4.12 Option 2 from
NEFEC
Correct Statutory numbers
4.13 Educational Media
Materials Selection
On 1E add "which places princi-
ple above personal opinion and
reason above prejudice in the
selection of materials of the
highest quality."
* Add #3 Procedures for Selec-
tion A 1,2,3, and B 1,2,3,4 .
Update statutory numbers
4.20 Management of Textbooks
Delete #9
4.22 Field Trips
Add: Chaperones for field trips
must be approved volunteers or
faculty and or staff.
5.10 Student Control
Add new #3 on reviewing the
provisions for corporal punish-
ment every three years. Renum-
ber as needed.
5.12 Expulsion of Students
.Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1001.42, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 120.57(1),
1001.43, 1001.54, 1003.31,
1006.07, 1006.08, 1006.09,
1012.28, F.S.
State Board of Education
Rule(s): 6A-6.0331
Correct typo on 2b shall be sent
to the principal.
5.31 Students Charged With a
Felony on Other than School
Property
Statutory Authority: 1006.13;
1003.01 (6), F.S.
Laws Implemented: 1006.13
The principal has the authority
to suspend, transfer, or recom-
mend for expulsion a student
who Is formally charged with a
felony (added "or recommend
for expulsion"
(1) If the student
charged with the felony Is rec- ,
ommended for expulsion, the
student is to be removed from
all classes of instruction
(2) If (he student Is ad-
judicated guilty of the felony un-
der Chapter 784, Florida
Statutes, the School Board shall
expel the student..
6.103 Appointment or Employ-
ment Requirements
Add 1C:
Must not be ineligible for em-
ployment under 1012.315 F.S.,
if applying for an Instructional,
administrative or any other posi-
tion requiring direct contact with
students.
6.134 Assisting Teachers to Be-
come Highly Qualified
Remove "under the provisions
of the High, Objective, Uniform
State Standard of Evaluation
(HOUSSE)" and update statute.
6.14 Employment of Athletic
Coaches Who Are Not Full Time
Employees of the School Board
Add#6:
An individual who is employed
only as an athletic coach must
hold a valid cardiopulmonary re-
suscitation (CPR) certificate is-
sued by the American Heart As-
sociation or the American Red
Cross and must have received
training about the dangers of
drug use including performance
enhancing drugs.
6.18 Contracts: Instructional and
Administrative Personnel
Add #2 A contract year for prin-
cipals, other school site admin-
istrators and instructional per-
sonnel may not exceed ten (10)
calendar months of service un-
less otherwise approved by the
board
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 120.57,
1001.41, 1011.60, 1012.22,
1012.32, 1012.34 1012.56, F.S.
State Board of Education
Rule(s): 6A-1.0502, 6A-1.064
6.215 Retirement of Employees
Add at end of first sentence: "or
-participate in an early retirement
incentive offer."
Update statute numbers:
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.23, .S.
6.23 Personal Leave
Add E Leave Related to Domes-
tic or Sexual Violence
Add #1,2,3,4,5 as marked
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 741.313,
1001.43, 1012.61, 1012.66, F.S.
6.242 Family and Medical Leave
Add #3 and #4 as noted.
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Laws) Implemented: 1001.43,
1012.66, ES. Thie Family and
Medical Leave Act of 1993 Part
825 of the Code of Federal Reg-
ulations, Title 29, U.S. Depart-
ment of Labor; Employment
Standards Administration, Wage
and Hour Division.
6.32 Retiree Insurance Benefits
At the end of the first paragraph,
add "or is part of an early retire-
ment incentive offer."
6.32 Health Insurance Premi-
ums
On #4, at the end of the second
sentence, add "or participation
in an early retirement Incentive
offer."
6.44 Telephone Calls, Electronic
Communications and Facsimiles
Add # 6 and 7
Statutory Authority: 1001.41,
1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
Law(s) Implemented: 1001.43,
1011.09,1012.22, F.S.
7.11 Purchasing Polices and
Bidding
SPage 4Number 11: Informal
Quotations on Purchases. On


purchases over ten thousand
$10,000.) which do not require
bids, quotations shall be ob-
tained from at least three (3)
sources, except as provided in
subsection (9) herein, prior to is-
suing a purchase order for ma-
terials, services, or equipment
as established and required by
state law or regulation.
Remove #17 and 18 on page 5
((Moves to Federal Require-
ments policy)
Statutes #'s are ok
7.111 School Construction Bids
This is the new number for our
current board policy 8.27 (Mrs.
Howell said this should be under
chapter 7 for Business services,


not Is chapter 8 for auxiliary.)
On D change shall to may
Correct Statute numbers:
Statutory Authority: 1001.42,
F.S.
Law(s) Implemented:255.04,
287.055,287.057, 1001.43,
1013.46-.48, F.S.
7.112 Protests of Construction
Contract Bids
This is the new number for our
current board policy 8.271 (Mrs.
Howell said this should be under
chapter 7 for Business services,
not Is chapter 8 for auxiliary.)
7.114 Change Orders
This is the new number for our
current board policy 8.28 (Mrs.
Howell said this should be under
chapter 7 for Business services,
not is chapter 8 for auxiliary.)
7.115 Renovations or Remodel-
ing of Facilities
This is the new number for our
current board policy 8.30 (Mrs.
Howell said this should be under
chapter 7 for Business services,
not Is chapter 8 for auxiliary.)
8.011 Safe and Secure Schools
Page 1 #2 An orderly environ-
ment CAN (Correctly spell can)
8.27School Construction Bids
has been deleted as it will now
be Policy 7.111
8.271 Protests of Construction
Contract Bids
has been deleted as it will now
be Policy 7.112
8.28 Change Orders
has been deleted as it will now
be Policy 7.114
8.30 Renovations or Remodel-
Ing of Facilities
has been deleted as it will now
be Policy 7.115
9.04 Use of Facilities
Use 3 page handout from NE-
FEC
Update Statute numbers
The following policies are new
and being added:
3.061 Domestic Security
Add NEFEC recommended poli-
cy 3.061 option 2
3.111 Visitor Identification
Measure
Add NEFEC recommended poli-
cy 3.111+ with statute numbers
3.28 Guidelines and Pro-
cedures Concernming HIV or Oth-
er Communicable Diseases
(Students and Employees)
Add 2 new pages from NEFEC
3.29 Background
Screening for Contractors
Add 2 new pages from NEFEC
3.30 Automatic External
Defibrillators
Add.1 page NEFEC addendum
4.021 Physical Education
Add 2 pages of NEFEC adden-
dum
4.042 Participation of Home
Schooled Students in Extra-Cur-
ricular Activities
Add 1 page new policy from NE-
FEC

Recommend to DELETE the at-
tached policies as per Ms.
McMillan's Recommendation:
2.19 Temporary Appoint-
ment of a Superintendent
5.38 Assessment of
Fees, Tuition and Other
Charges
5.39 Married and/or
Pregnant Students
6.71 Teacher Education
Center
6.72 Professional Library
8.04 Emergency Evacu-
ation Drills
Approval of a lease between the
Dixie County School District and
the State of Florida. The lease
is for a wireless communication
system connection at the top of
the tower located at the Florida
Highway.Patrol Statibn in Cross
City.
Approval of the Palmetto Ridge
plat for residential development.
Approval of the following out of
county residents to attend Dixie
District Schools for the 2009-
2010 school year:
Dixie County High School
XXXXXXXXX, 10th Grade (Tay-
lor County), pending release
from Taylor County School
Board
XXXXXXXXX, 12th Grade (Tay-
lor County); ,pending release
from Taylor County School
Board
Acceptance of the Audit Report
of Dixie County District School
Board Internal Accounts for the
year ended June 30, 2009 into
he official records of the Dixie
County School Board.
Approval of Management's Dis-
cussion and Analysis, revised to
include audit adjustments from
prior year and year-end preseh-
tation in the 2008-09 Annual Fi-
nancial Report.
Approval for Renee Ules to at-
tend the 2009 Annual Confer-
ence and Expo for NAEYC (Na-
tional Association for the Educa-
tion of Young Children) in Wash-
ington, D.C., November 17-23,
2009. All expenses for this trip
will be paid in full by the REACH
grant.
Approval of the following substi-
tutes as designated for the
2009-2010 school year:
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER/AIDE
Leira, Laura
Valentine, Candace
Pasti, Susan
Rivera, Lakesh
McClarigan, Dale
Beauchamp, Stacey
McClain, Jessica
SUBSTITUTE FOOD SERVICE
Rivera, Lakesh
McClain, Jessica
SUBSTITUTE CUSTODIAN
Rivera, kakesh
McClain, Jessica
SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVER
Leira, Laura
Frost, Lisa
Parton, Benny
Approval of the following school
volunteers for the 2009-2010
school year. They have com-
pleted the Volunteer Application,
have been checked against the
FDLE Sexual Offender/Predator
Registry by our staff, and have
been verified by the Dixie Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office as having no
record.
Albritton, Rhonda
Anderson Lora
Arthur, Tabitha
Asbell, Crystal
Bailey, Dasha
Balmer, Malinda
Barden; Pamela
Bass, Cynthia
Baxley, Crystal
Bechtold, Charlene
Beck, Debora
Bennett, Andrea
Bennett, Glenn
Beshal, Margaret
Blumenberg, Tammy
Bond, Cynthia
Bond, Tikl
Bowles, Lindsey
Boyette, Amanda
Branch, Katrina
Braswell, Alishia
Brock, Carolyn
Brown, Crystel
Bruce, Jessica
Butler, Crystal
Butler, Lola


Byerley, Teresa
Byroade, Bram
Cannon, Rhonda
Carlisle, Autumn
Carlisle, Carl
Case, Wanda
Chapman, Brandy
Chavous, Larry
Cherry, Glorianna
Chesnut, Cynthia
Chesser, Casey
Chewning, Marshia
Clark, Michelle
Conlin, Brittney
Connell Windy
Corbin, Taylor
Crawolers, Minnie
Crutchfleid Christan
Cumbest, Tonya


DaLalb, Jesse
Daniel, Emily
Davidson, W. Perry
Davis, Crystal
Dawson, Elizabeth
DeLaney, B. LaVerne
Dey, Mikka
Discher, Kim
Douglas, Amy
Drawdy, Brenda
Driggers, Regina
Easley, Lynn
*Eckart, Adam
Eckart, Holly
Edenfield, Kym
Ezzell, Fred
Farmer, Miranda
Fillinger, Vera
Finley, Wendy
Fisher, Christina
Floyd, Jennifer
Folsom, Cecilia
Forehand, Carol
Forehand, Jennifer
Forsythe, Dana
Foster, Dawn
Fowler, Shellie
Francway, James
Francway, Lisa
Frost, Jennifer
Gallion, Rhonda
Garner, Judith
Gerhardt, Branda
Goble, Michelle
Grady, Richard
Grady, Tracy
Grass, Tracy
Graves, Donna
Green, Rhonda
Greene, Joanne
Grimes, Bridget
Grimes, Clifton
Guzman, John
Hall, Megan
Harris, Desiree
Hartin, Hope
Hastings, Gloria
Hatch, Jessica
Heaton, Jamie
Hedrick, Mary
Henning, Jordan
Hernandez, Elvia
Herrera, Carol
Herring, Kayde
Hicks, Patrick
Hicks-Tackenbrock,Nancy
HIghtower, Kimberly
Hightower, Lisa
Hines, Joseph
Hodge, Kimberly
Hollon, Brandi
Hoover,. Mary
Houtsma, Christal
Hurley, Donna
Hurst, Willamena
Jackson, Edwin
Jeffdes, Virgina
Johnson, Courtney
Johnson, Dana
Johnson, Jessica
Johnson, Paige
Joiner, DeAnna
Jones, Tabitha
Joslin, Brandy
Kassar Karyna
Keen, Berry
Keen, Glenda
Keen, K. Diane
Keen, Kristopher
Kight, Tammie
Kimberiin, Sandra
King, Randy
' King-Goodson, Donna
KIrkand, Crystal
Lambert, Audrey
Land, Angela
Land, Heather
Land, Lori
Landerdale, Belinda
Landrum, Amy
Landrum, Tanya
Langord, Amanda
Langford, April.
Langford, Deboragh
Lashy, Jamie
Lee, Robbie
Lemmermen, Shenri
Lindee, Carolyn
Lipscomb, Crystal
Lord, Jon
Lord, Kristen
Marcu, Melissa
Martin, Katherine
, Martinez, April
Matthews, Alisha
Matthews, Vickie
Mazzulla, Jeffery
McCollum, Vickie
McConnell, Shannon
McDonald, Richard
Mega, David
Mega, Trade
Merring, Beulah
Miller, Jessica
Mills, Betty Nell
Mincks, Jamee
Missildine, Melissa
Mitchell, Bobbi
Mobley, Ronald
Morales, Annie Marie
Morgan, Theresa
Moms, Amber
Morris, Elizabeth
Morris, Laura
Morse, Joannie
Moses, Tammy
Mummert, Annamarie
Musante, Tammy
Myers, Angle
Nash, Natalie
Navatto, Linda
Nelson, Martha
Osteen, Amy
Osteen Carrie
Paine, Lois
Paine, Paul
Paramo, Sylvia
Parsells, Bessie
Peyton, Charles
Phelps, Robin
Phelps, Thomas
Phillips, Colleen
Pick, Jean
Polk, Cynthia
Ponseca, Lorena
Powers, Elizabeth
Quesenberry, Audrey
Raulerson, Patricia
Reaves, maris
Roberts, William
Robinson Jodi
Robson, Jennifer
Rose, Anthony
Rose, Martha
Ross, April
Rucker, Raquel
Sears, Christina
Sheffield, Minnie
Shepperd, Samantha
Shiver, Amy
Shyer, Jessica
Simmons, Raven
Simmons, Vanessa
Sirmons, Cynthia
Smith, Angel
Smith, Brandy
Smith, Christy
Smith, DeeDee
Smith, Jamie
Smith, Jody
Snellgrove, Ada
Stephens, Nichole
Stephens, Patricia
Stern, Michelle
Stinnette, Dwayne
Stinnette, Karleen
Storey, Jennifer
Strickland Brenda
Sullivan, Carrie
Sullivan, Marlsa
Swineford, Phyliss
Taylor, Sarah
Taylor, Troy
Tedder, Lorna
Thomas, Charles
Thomas, Mary
Thomas, Stacy
Thompson, Ellen
Turner, Jodi
Turner, Melanie
Turner, Tabetha
Vance, Casdana
Vance, Malinda
Varnes, Shannon
Vozquez, Derrick
Walker, Amanda
Walker, Christina
Walker, Michael
Walker, Scott
Walker Tracy
Ward, Felicia
Ward, Lu
Watson, Alicia
Weaver, Travis
Welty, Summer
Wilkerson, Suanne
Wilkins, Milisa
Williams, Jancy
Williamson, Barbra
Wimberiey, Adriane
Wimberley, Lacey
Withrow, James
Withrow Shawnna
Wright, Ann Marie
Wright, Dana
Wright, Karen
Wright, Stacy
Young, Angle
Approval of Warrant Register
numbers: 46941-47034; 47035-
47077; 47078-47129


Motion by Dwayne Rollison,
second by David Keen and
unanimously approved by the
School Board to adjoum.

Attest:
Signed:
Mark A. Rains, Superintendent
Timothy Alexander, School
Board Chairman


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caMRAW Thursday December 17, 2009


Local


I love to make things. Actu-
ally, I really love to make
gifts. Over the years I have
come to realize many people
aren't as excited by my
homemade gifts as I am.
Sadly, most things I have the
skill level to make just
aren't givable. Except for
food. I love to cook and I love
the feeling I get when some-
one tastes something I made
and they love it.

This following banana bread
recipe came about because
my husband is a little picky
about the ripeness of his ba-
nanas. I think there is only
about a 3 hour window that
the banana is just right for
his taste buds. So I always
have seem to have overripe
bananas on hand. I hate to
throw food away So I
searched for the best banana
recipes.

This is my all time favorite.
Don't worry if you have,
some overripe bananas on,
hand but don't want to make
the bread right away Just
put the bananas into the
freezer peel and all. When
you are ready to bake just
thaw and peel and use them
just like fresh. The peel will
become very black but that
doesn't affect the taste.





2 cups all purpose flour
% cup brown sugar
1 Tsp. Baking soda
% Tsp. Salt
* cup butter softened
2 eggs beaten
2 1/3 Cup mashed overripe
bananas


POST 91 NEWS
To all the members of Post
91 of the American Legion.
A reminder about the Post
Christmas dinner and mem-
bership meeting to take
place on the 17th of Decem-
ber starting at 5:30pm. Cost
of dinner will at least $5.00
worth of food items to be do-
nated to the Trenton Food
Bank and shared with the
Sheriffs food collection ef-
forts. Dinner will consist of
Ham, mash potatoes, can-
died yams, salad, veggies,
rolls and tea or coffee.. Mem-
bers please bring a cover
dish or a dessert to.


Combine the dry ingredi- comes out clean. Leave
ents. Cream butter and loaves in the pans and allow
brown sugar until light and to cool. Bring 1 cup sugar
fluffy Add eggs and mashed and % cup water to a boil.
bananas. Mix until com- Pour over cooled loaves. Al-
bined. Stir banana mixture low to cool.
into flour mixture. Mix until
. just moistened. Do not over
mix. Pour into a 9X5 greased
b ,d B Rkqk 6O-65 min-


rea a panu.all. aC eu-u mi-
utes. Let cool 10 minutes.


Then turn onto a wire rack
and cool completely. You can
also use mini-loaf pans. Just
decrease the cooking time to
30 minutes. The disposable,
pans are perfect for gift giv-
ing. Just cool the pans on a
wire rack. If you allow
baked goods to cool on a flat
surface the moisture gets
trapped at the bottom and
the bottom gets soggy

This next recipe I got from
Mrs. Nancy Dixon several
years ago. This is a unbe-
lievably delicious pound
cake. When I tasted it for the
first time I knew I wanted
the recipe.

PeoiA,- Powo-iA ca lee

1 % cups oil
2 % cups sugar
5 eggs
1 large box instant vanilla
pudding
2 % cups self rising flour
1 cup evaporated milk
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 cups chopped pecans

Do not preheat oven. Mix
the ingredients in the order
listed. Bake in greased and
floured mini loaf pans.
Place the loaf pans in the
oven. Then turn on oven to
325 degrees. Begin timing
when oven reaches 325 de-
grees. Bake for about 30
minutes or until toothpick


share.We'll a gift exchange
and if you want to partici-
pate, please bring a present
(not more than $10.00).
The gift exchange is a lot of
fun. The Legion buckle will
be raffeled at this
date. Come and join the Le-
gion in the celebration of
this season. Bring
your wife and family and a
friend. i
For God and Country
Leeman White, Comman-
der
Our thanks to the area
newspapers for publishing
the Posts news.. May you all
have a very Merry Christ-
mas and Happy New Year


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Never give up:

Reverse Choke Hold

Sometimes attackers will
grab someone from behind
around the neck or shirt
collar with both hands. One
possible escape is the Arm
Trap.

Lift your right arm
straight up and keep it up
as you step back with your
right foot.


* Turn
your hips and
shoulders to the
right..

* You are
' now almost fac-
ing your attacker.
Wrap your right
arm over the top,
around, and (like
a hook) under
both of the at-
tackers arms.

* Lift up
high and hard un-
der his elbows.
This will weaken
his grip and you
now have his
arms trapped.


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Larry Taylor is a certi-
fied Fourth Degree
Master Instructor of
Tang Soo Do. He has
won eight Tang Soo Do
Championships and
his students have won
over 30 South Eastern
Championships. He is
a judge at the Police
Athletic League tour-
naments in Jack-
sonville, Fl. He also
teaches 5th Grade Sci-
ence at Anderson Ele-
mentary School, is cer-
tified in Educational
Leadership, has a Mas-
ters Degree in Elemen-
tary Education, and
has National Board
Certification in Ele-
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When you go to make a
recipe and you realize you
are missing an ingredient
take a minute to see if you
can substitute something in
its place. For example if a
recipe calls for buttermilk I
just use milk with a little
vinegar mixed in. For every
cup of milk put in about a
teaspoon of vinegar.

The milk will sour and you
won't be able to tell the dif-
ference in your recipe. If a
recipe calls for self-rising
flour and I am out I just use
all-purpose flour. All you
have to do is for every cup of
all-purpose flour add 1 %'
tsp. baking powder and %/
tsp salt. Then get baking!!

I would love to hear from
you. E-mail me any tips that
have made your life easier."
Your favorite recipe. 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. Noth-
ing 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.

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Stuff to Do


AMERICAN LEGION'S SAL PLANS

"FUN" DAY

The Sons of the American Legion plan a FUN day this Satur-
day, December 19th, that includes a chili cook off, cake and
sweet auction, karaoke with singing and dancing, and ham-
burers and hot dogs beginning at 2:00 PM. Bring your chili at
1:30 PM with judging at 2 PM. $5.00 entry fee(donation) and
$2.00 donation per bowl to eat.
The Legion wants to thank all who helped with the Flag Dis-
position Ceremony Dec. 7th on Pearl Harbor Day. We espe-
cially want to thank the Boy Scouts for their help and t hose
who prepared the food. -
Our Christmas party was a great success with lots of food
and all those attending had a great time. We have entertain-
ment every Tuesday night with karaoke ali Saturday nights
something is going on. So come out and see what we have.
We are, having Christmas dinner at the Post at 1:30 PM. So
bring a dish and come share Christiras day with us we
would love to have you!
Remember your dues are due by the end of the year. If you
have questions or need information, please call the Post at
542-2021 anytime.



The Lighthouse Word Church will be hosting a Christmas
holiday extravaganza entitled, "It's Christmas Time" with
the international singing group, Shekinah Glory, on Satur-
day, December 19, at 7:30 pm. They will be performing a
mixture of Christmas and traditional holiday music and
drama. Appetizers and holiday baked goods will be served
after the performance. Don't miss this heartwarming holi-
day event for the whole family.
Also, Shekinah Glory will be ministering at the Light-
house Word Church on Sunday, December 20, at 10:30 am.
The church is located 3 miles east of Chiefland on Alt. 27.
Call 493-1554 for more information.


Enjoy the holidays
this year!
Avoid the rush and save at ProFlowers


only at:
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or 1-877-698-0766
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Traditional Bluegrass
Coming to Chiefland

Lou Reid & Carolina

Sunday, January zoth,
2010

Hardeetown Baptist
Church
1716 NW 14th Street
352-493-4523


Dixie County Rotary Blood Drive

The strength of a community depends on its health, and its
health partially depends on an adequate blood supply Dixie
County Rotary invites residents to do their part to ensure a
safe and adequate blood supply for the community during
the holidays when they team up with LifeSouth Community
Blood Centers to host a blood drive on Wednesday, Decem-
ber 23. The bloodmobile will be located in the Foodland
parking lot in Evan's Square on Highway 19 in Cross City
between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Please stop by
and make a contribution that can save up to three lives in
local hospitals.
Donors are asked to eat a healthy meal, particularly break-
fast, and drink plenty of fluids before donating. All donors
will receive a recognition item and a complimentary choles-
terol screening and will be entered in a drawing to win a
42" Flat Screen LCD TV. Drawing for the TV will take place
on December 24. Donors must be at least 16 years old,
weigh 110 pounds or more, and show a valid photo I.D. at
the time of donation. Sixteen-year-olds must have written
parental consent to donate. For more information, call (352)
334-1000.
LifeSouth is the sole blood supplier for 39 medical facilities
in 17 counties in North Central Florida including Shands at
UF, the VA Medical Center, and North Florida Regional
Medical Center. LifeSouth is a nonprofit, volunteer blood
center supplying 128 medical centers in Florida, Alabama
and Georgia.







The combined choirs of the Old Town and Chiefland United
Methodist Churches will present the cantata, "Christmas Is'
Coming" in two performances. On Saturday, December 19,
the presentation will be at the Old Town United Methodist
Church at 7:00 PM. The second performance will be at 4:00
PM at the Chiefland United Methodist Church. The perfor-
mances will feature favorites of the Christmas season as
well as new songs that express the love and sentiments of
the season. All are welcome to come and enjoy the perfor-
mances.


VALEHTIHE CHRISTHAS
PARITY

Michael and Shiela Cannon are once again hosting the VENIE
V,-ALENTINE FAMILY Christmas party. ,,t will be on December
26th at 5pm. Michael and Sheila's home is on the Horseshoe
Hwy across from Anderson Elementary School.,
Since everyone will probably still be full from Christmas dinner,
we are making this a finger food event. So load up your family,
bring a platter of your favorite finger food and come enjoy your-
selves! All family and friends are invited.
For more information you can call Michael and Sheila at 498-
3799 or Cindy Chewning at 542-0594.


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


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cember 17th. Deadlines for en-
try December 16th at 5:00 pm.

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SHARE Distribution
for Dec.

Distribution for SHARE
Florida will be held this Sat-
urday, Dec. 19 From 9:00 AM -
10:00 AM at First United
Methodist Church in
Chiefland, Florida.
SHARE gives you a great op-
portunity to stretch your food
dollars. All SHARE orders
are pre-ordered and pre-paid.
See the folks at SHARE or
call 463-8804 for further
information.


TOYS FOR TOTS

WILL BE
DISTRIBUTED

DECEMBER 18, 2009

CROSS CITY FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
11:00AM TO 6:00 PM


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Hatchbend Apostolic
Church Presents:
Christmas Night
Of. The Arts
Featuring: Signs and
Wonders Drama Team
Sat. December 19th
At 6:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and
family and join us in this
Christmas Celebration.
Refreshments will be served
Location: 503 SE Cephas
Liston Rd, Branford
Phone: 386-935-2806
Website: http://www.hatch-
bendapostolic.org


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DAV
CHAPTER 63, CROSS
CITY
WEDNESDAYS 6 P.M.
SATURDAYS 5:30
P.M.
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Thursday December 17, 2009


Santa Claus is coming' to town...


so all Classified Ads are FREE !

Yes,YOU READ RIGHT:


TOTALLY FREE I

(Excluding Business ads, Services and Rentals/Real estate)


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STEfNHATCHEE 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 IBath. 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


2br, 2 bath, on 2 acres, in Cross
City, for $48,000. Contact 352-
219-8365.

HOUSE FOR SALE. 3 BR, 11/2
bath, built '88 on 1 acre off 349,
2 car garage, 2 carports, shed,
furnished, handicapped ramp.
Includes '78 motorcycle.
$65,000. 542-8506.


Computer tor sale windows
vista 1.87 19 inch monitor. all in
one HP copier plus exter.
800.00 OBO Drumset w/ begin-
ner CD and intercation 200.00.
call for more info 352-210-2610

Red nose pitt bull dog. 9 month
old female used 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

2 MINI FEMALE HORSES.
Must go together, one preg-
nant, $500 or best offer. Water
trough, accessories included.
542-7404 or 210 9455.


TIMIN1BIE S
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


Black, 2 glass shelves
498-0529


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

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

Old Fashioned rumpless ARAU-
CANA roosters and hens $25.00
pair. Roosters only $12.00 each.
Buff Orpington pair $20.00. Tan-
gerine Pearl Ringneck doves
$10.00 each. 542-8617

21" TV and VCR w/ DVD player
60.00 for each or a 100.00 for both
of them. Complex Computer
printer and montior 250.00 Call
542-2917

Fiberglass Truck Topper gray
asking 150.00 '5 10" Wide 6' 9"
Long 1' 8" High Call 542-9424

Deap Freezer with a key 150.00 in
good condition only had it two
years. Stand up glass Curio 2 feet
all the way around about 8 ft. tall
with a light. 100.00 27" TV, mag-
navox VCR $60 each, washer/dry-
er $50 each.New Ibenez Guitar
$400 w/ case and amp, add $100.
Call 542-2917

2 42" Sanyo flat screen TV's. I
would like $450 for each. This
will include the mounting brack-
et. Both are in great condition
. have been only used slightly!
I can be reached at 542-8999.


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entire family I guarantee our
systems to remove the iron,
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water. No more iron spots or
dingy clothes. Financing avail-
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down and low payments. We
have systems for every budget
including buying or renting A
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-
en ue (behind McCrabb Church) 7
m dles North of Old Town on Hwy
349. 542-3432 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-
resentative Danielle Ridgeway
352-463-7036 OR 352-221-6010

Handy man 35 years experience a
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% Discount
every 5th wk Minimum Applies:
Animal Care Also Available. Call
for Details Reference upon re-
quest 542-9326







Yard Sale Saturday
off 55A. Follow signs
ladies western wear,
TV, bed rails,
Collectibles, etc.
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RRMS Students of the Month

Salena Locke is the daughter of
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She is friendly and respectful to-
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Salena shows responsible leader-
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Ruth Rains Middle School.

Chelsea Deloach is a 6th grade
student at RRMS. She is the
daughter of Bobby Jo and Jason
Deloach in Old Town. She was
chosen because of her positive
upbeat attitude, and her willing-
ness to give every assignment
her best. Her favorite subject is
Math and her hobbies include
playing on the school's basket-
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Chelsea hopes to become a Ma-
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pollutions. Congratulations,
Chelsea. Keep up the good work
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Legals, etc.


www. dcadvocate. net


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO 09-125-CA

PERKINS STATE BANK, PLAINTIFF, VS.
ALINA LOPEZ ALONSO, LUTHER RAY
SNELLGROVE AND BARBARA JEAN
SNELLGROVE, DEFENDANTS.

CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER
F.S. CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance
with the Default Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated December 2, 2009 in the
above-styled cause, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash, at the Dixie
County Courthouse, Cross City, FLorida
32628 at 11:00 am on January 26, 2010,
the following described property:

Parcel 1: Commence at the Southwest
comer of Section 35, Township 8 South,
Range 13 East, Dixie County, Florida and
run North 89 degrees, 31 minutes, 15
seconds East along South line of said
Section 35 a distance of 96.39 feet to the
Point of Beginning; thence run North 89
degrees, 31 minutes, 15 seconds East
along South line of said Section 35,
776.98 feet; thence run North 00 de-
grees, 00 minutes, 55 seconds East
666.11 feet; thence run South 89 de-
grees, 31 minutes, 15 seconds West,
478.34 feet to the Easterly Right-of-Way
line of State Road 351; thence run
Southwesterly along said Right-of-Way
line a distance of 737.08 feet to the Point
of Beginning.

AND Parcel 2: Commence at the South-
west Comer of Section 35, Township 8
South, Range 13 East and run North 89
degrees, 31 minutes, 15 seconds East
along the South line of said Section 35, a
distance of 873.37 feet to a concrete
monument to the Point of Beginning.
From said Point of Beginning continue
North 89 degrees, 31 minutes, 15 sec-
onds East along the South line of said
Section 35, a distance of 453.84 feet to a
concrete monument, then run North 00
degrees, 00 minutes, 55 seconds East
666.11 feet to a concrete monument on
the North line of the South 1/2 of the
Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of
Section 35, Township 8 South, Range 13
East, then run South 89 degrees, 31 min-
utes, 15 seconds West, a distance of
453.84 feet to a concrete monument,
then run South 00 degrees, 00 minutes,
55 seconds West, 666.11 feet back to the
Point of Beginning.

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 December 2, 2009.
Dana Johnson, Clerk of Court, By: Karen
Leverett, Deputy Clerk.

I CERTIFY that a true and correct copy
of the foregoing Notice of Sale under F.S.
Chapter 45 has been furnished by United
States Mail on December 2, 2009 to
each of the following: Alina Lopez Alon-
so, 530 NW 13th Terrace, Cape Coral,
Florida 33933 and Norm D. Fugate, P.A.,
Post Office Box 98, Williston, FLorida
32696 ."' -..; -
Karen Leverett, Court Clerk
50,51



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA '
Case No. 06-230-DR
AVIS H. WILLIAMS, Plaintiff,
VS.
DIXON C. WILLIAMS, Defendants.

CLERK'S NOTICE OF PARTITION SALE
NOTICE IS GIVEN that, In accordance with
the Order dated November 4, 2009, in the
above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at the Dixie Coun-
ty Courthouse at 11:00 a.m. on January 26,
2010, the following described property:
Lot Thirty-Four (34) of Deer Woods Subdivi-
sion, a Subdivision as recorded In Plat Book
1, Page 135, of the Public Records of Dixie
County, Florida.
Any person claiming an Interest In the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property ownersas of the date of the sale
must file a claim within 60 days after the
sale.
Dated: December 9, 2009
Dana Cannon Johnson, Clerk of Court
By:Karen Leverett, Deputy Clerk
51,52


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 15-2009-CA-000060

WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, PLAINTIFF,
VS.
JILL HIGDON, A/K/A JILL H. MAHLE, ET
AL, DEFENDANTSS.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo-
sure dated December 02, 2009 and en-
tered in Case No. 15-2009-CA-000060 of
the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial
Circuit ina nd for DIXIE County, FLorida
wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is
the Plaintiff and JILL HIGDON A/K/A JILL
H. MAHLE; are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash at
the NORTHWEST SIDE LOBBY OF THE
DIXIE COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00
AM on the 19th day of January, 2010, the
following described property as set forth
In said Final Judgment:

LOT 7,8, AND 9, IN SUBDIVISION OF
LOT 8, BLOCK E, DEMORY HILL SUB-
DIVISION, SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 13
SOUTH, RANGE 12 EAST, AS PER
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF DIXIE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
A/K/A 17 216TH STREET SE, SUWAN-
NEE, FL 32692

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 sixty
(days after the sale.

WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on December 2, 2009.
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of the Circuit
Court, By: Karen Leverett, Deputy Clerk
50,51 F09033653


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DIX-
IE COUNTY, GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO 2009-CA-124

HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC.,
PLAINTIFF, VS.
MERCEDES C. OLIVA; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MERCEDES C. OLIVA;,
AND UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS, TEN-'
ANTS, OWNERS AND OTHER UN-
KNOWN PARTIES, including, if a named
defendant is deceased, the personal rep-
resentatives, the surviving spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, and all oth-
er parties claiming by, through, under or
against that defendant, and all claimants,
persons or parties, natural or corporate,
or whose exact legal status is unknown,
claiming under any of the above named
or described defendants, Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
the Order of Final Judgment entered in
this cause, in the Circuit Court of Dixie
County, Florida, I will sell the property sit-
uated in Dixie County, Florida, described
as:

LOT 77 OF SUWANNEE RIVER HILL-
CREST SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 63, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF DIXIE COUNT,
FLORIDA.
PROPERTY ADDRESS, 50 NE 817
STREET, OLD TOWN, FLORIDA 32680

at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash at the Northwest en-
trance of the Dixie County Courthouse,
State Road 351, Cross City, Florida
32628 at 11:00 am on January 26th,
2010.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST 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 WITH THE CLERK OF COURT
WITHIN 60' DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

Dated this 2nd day of December, 2009.
Dana Johnson, Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Karen Leverett, Deputy Clerk.
50,51



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

CASE NO 15-2009-CA-000069
DIVISION

GMAC MORTGAGE, LC, PLAINTIFF,
VS.
DEBRAANN NEUMANN, ETAL, DE-
FENDANT(S)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Fore-
closure dated December 02, 2009 and
entered in Case No 15-2009-CA- ,
000069 of the Circuit Court of the
THIRD Judicial Circuit Ina nd for DIXIE
County, Florida wherein GMAC MORT-
GAGE, LLC, is the Plaintiff and DEBRA
ANN NEUMANN; KURT NEUMANN;
are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at the
NORTHWEST SIDE LOBBY OF THE
DIXIE COUNTY COURTHOUSE at
11:00 AM on the 19th day of January,
2010 the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment:

THE LAND REFERRED TO HEIEIN
IS SITUATED IN THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, COUNTY OF DIXIE, CITY
OF OLD TOWN AND DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS;

BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF LOT 6, INDIAN TRAILS,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 203AND 204, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 50 DE-
GREES 17 MINUTES 32 SECONDS
EAST, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF
LOT 7 OF SAID INDIAN TRAILS, A
DISTANCE OF 455.00 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 01 DEGREES 33 MINUTES
16 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF
391.87 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 57
DEGREES 50 MINUTES 57 SEC-
ONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 324.48
FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER
OF SAID LOT 6; THENCE NORTH 13
DEGREES 17 MINUTES 49 SEC-
ONDS WEST, ALONG THE EAST
LINE OF SAID LOT 6, A DISTANCE
OF 281.25 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING:

TOGETHER WITH A 60 FOOT WIDE
EASEMENT BEING MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE ATTHE NORTHEAST
CORtER OF LOT 6, INDIAN TRAILS,
AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 203 AND 204,
PUBLIC RECORDS AT DIXIE COUNT',
FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 50 DE-
GREES 17 MINUTES 32 SECONDS
EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF
LOT 7, A DISTANCE OF 455.00 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 33
MINUTES 16 SECONDS WEST, A
DISTANCE OF 391.87 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE,
CONTINUE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 33
MINUTES 16 SECONDS WEST, A
DISTANCE OF 68.45 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 57 DEGREES 50 MINUTES
57 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF
305.93 FEET; THENCE NORTH 13
DEGREES 17 MINUTES 49 SEC-
ONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 60.18
FEET; THENCE NORTH 57 DEGREES
50 MINUTES 57 SECONDS EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 324.48 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
AK/A 487 NE 316 AVENUE, OLD
TOWN, FLORIDA 32680

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
sixty (days after the sale.

WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 2, 2009.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORI-
DA, IN AND FOR DIXIE COUNTY
CASE NO 09-138-CA

MICHAEL W. HAWKINS, PLAINTIFF,
VS.
LONNIE MATTHEW THOMAS AND
KATHLEEN M. PIERCE, DEFENDANTS.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated December 2, 2009, entered
in Civil Case No 09-138-CA of the Circuit
Court in and for DIXIE County.Florida,
wherein MICHAEL W. HAWKINS, is the
Plaintiff, and LONNIE MATTHEW
THOMAS AND KATHLEEN M. PIERCE,
are the Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash OUTSIDE
THE CLERK OF THE COURT'S OFFICE
IN THE FRONT LOBBY OF THE DIXIE
COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT
214 NE 351 HIGHWAY, CROSS CITY,
FLORIDA 32628 AT 11:00'AM ON Febru-
ary 16, 2010 the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:

PARCEL III; BEGIN AT THE NE COR-
NER OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2 OF
SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH,
RANGE 13 EAST AND RUN S'O
DEG.46'31" E ALONG SAID GOVERN-
MENT LOT LINE A DISTANCE OF 465
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING,
THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BE-
GINNING RUN S 89 DEG. 48' 13" E A
DISTANCE OF 348 FEET, THEN RUN S
0 DEG. 46'31" E A DISTANCE OF
524.51 FEET, THEN RUN S 89 DEG.
1 9'19" WA DISTANCE OF 671.75 FEET,
THEN flUN N 0 DEG 49'02" WA DIS-
TANCE OF 527.82 FEET, THEN RUN N
88 DEG. 58'07" E A DISTANCE OF
324.20 FEET BACK TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING, LESS AND EXCEPT THE
ONE (1) ACRE PARCEL DESCRIBED IN
OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 117, PAGE
446, PUBLIC RECORDS OF DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA..

PARCEL IV: BEGIN AT THE NW COR-
NER OF GOVERNMENT LOT 1, SEC-
TION 36, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH,
RANGE 13 EAST AND RUN S 0 DEG.
46'31" E ALONG THE WEST LINE OF
SAID GOVERNMENT LOT 1, 593.21
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
FROM SAJD POINT OF BEGINNING
RUN N 88 DEG 58'07" E A DISTANCE
OF 158.96 FEET TO A CONCRETE
MONUMENT, THEN RUN S 0 DEG 46'
31" E 208.71 FEET TO A CONCRETE
MONUMENT, THEN RUN S 88 DEG 58'
07" W 208.71 FEET TO A CONCRETE
MONUMENT, THEN RUN N 88 DEG 58'
07" E A DISTANCE OF 49.75 FEET
BACK TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR
INGRESS AND EGRESS AND PUBLIC
UTILITIES OVER AND ACROSS THE
FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY:
BEGIN AT THE SE CORNER OF THE N
1/2 OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, SEC-
TION 36, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH,
RANGE 13 EAST AND THEN RUN S 89
DEG 02'17" ALONG THE SOUTH
LINE OF SAID N 1/2 OF GOVERN-
MENT C4OT 2 A DISTANCE OF 998.37
FEET, THEN RUN N 0 DEG 49'02" W 20
FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER
OF THE PROPERTY OF THE
GRANTORS IN THAT CERTAIN WAR-
RANTY DEED RECORDED IN OFFI-
CIAL RECORD BOOK 117, PAGE 446
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, FOR THE POINT.
OF BEGINNING. THEN RUN N 0 DEG
49'02" W ALONG SAID PROPERTY
LINE 849.66 FEET THEN RUN N 88
DEG 58'07 E A DISTANCE OF 999.01
FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF GOV-
ERNMENT LOT 2 OF SAID SECTION
36, THEN RUN S 0 DEG 46'31" E
ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID
GOVERNMENT LOT 2 A DISTANCE OF
128.21 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF
THE TRACT OF PROPERTY BEING
CONVEYED IN DEED RECORDED IN
OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 117, PAGE
446, THEN RUN S 88 DEG. 58'07" W A
DISTANCE OF 30 FEET, THEN RUN N
0 DEG 46'31" W A DISTANCE OF 98.21
FEET, THEN RUN S 88 DEG 5807" WA
DISTANCE OF 939.01 FEET, THEN
RUN S 0 DEG 49' 02" E A DISTANCE
OF 819.66 FEET TO THE NORTH
RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF A COUNTY
ROAD, THEN RUN S 89 DEG 02'17" W
ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE A
DISTANCE OF 30 FEET BACK TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.

TOGETHER WITH A 1989 DOU-
BLEWIDE MOBILE HOM EWIN VIN#S
339172N7367A AND 339172N7367B
PERMANENTLY AFFIXED THEREON.
PARCEL# 36-08-13-0000-3914-0300
PROPERTY ADDRESS 1581 NE 709TH
AVENUE, OLD TOWN, FLORIDA 32680

ANY LIENHOLDER CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SEC-
TION 45.301 (1) A, FLORIDA
STATUTES.
DATED at Cross City, Florida, this 2nd
day of December, 2009.
Clerk of the Circuit Court, Dixie County,
Florida, Dana D. Johnson
By: Karen Leverett, Deputy Clerk


IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DIS-
ABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOM-
MODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICI-
PATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU
ARE ENTITLED AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN AS-
SISTANCE. WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS
OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE
OF SALE, PLEASE CONTACT THE
CLERK OF THE COURT, 214 NE 351
HIGHWAY, CROSS CITY, FLORIDA
32628, PHONE 352-498-1200. IF YOU
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-
955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IM-
PAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
50,51


r


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

CIVIL ACTION .
CASE NO 2009-CA-116

CAPITAL CITY BANK, A FLORIDA
BANKING CORPORATION, PLAIN-
TIFF, VS.
HENRY DOZIER DOWLING, III, A
SINGLE PERSON; CITIBANK
(SOUTH DAKOTA) N.A.; AND JOHN
DOE OR JANE DOE, AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION, DEFEN-
DANTS.

NOTICE OF SALE

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that I,
DANA JOHNSON, Clerk of the Circuit
Court of the Third Judicial Circuit, in
and for DIXIE County, Florida pur-
suant to the Summary Final Judgment
In Foreclosure entered in the above
styled cause, will sell at public sale
the following described property situ-
ate in DIXIE County, Florida, to-wit:

LOT 61 OF OLD TOWN FOREST .
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 161, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH A 1984
CRAN MOBILE HOME BEARING I.D.
#GDLCF09847052

Said sale shall be made to the highest
and best bidder for cash pursuant to
the Summary Final judgment entered
in teh above styled cause and wil be
held at the front door of the DIXIE
County Courthouse in Cross City,
FLorida on the 12th day of January,.
2010, commencing at the hour of
11:00 AM.

All interested parties shall be gov-
emed accordingly by this notice.
Dated this 2nd day of December,
2009.
DANA JOHNSON, Clerk of the Court
By: Karen Leverett, Deputy Clerk
50,51


SURPLUS PROPERTY SALE


Six wheelchair equipped vans. Envelopes marked "Sealed Bids" must be
received by mail at Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc., P. O0 Box 70,
Live Oak, FL 32064 by 3:00 PM Tuesday, January 19, 2010. Please make
sure the VIN and Van Number is clearly marked on the bids submitted.
The vehicles may be inspected at the Suwannee River Economic Council,
Inc. building in Mayo, FL and the Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc.
building in Cross City, FL. For more information, please call (386) 362-
4115 ext 242. Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. reserves the right
to refuse of reject any bid.

51


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
3RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA

CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO 15-2008-CA-000106

WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE
HOLDERS OF SOUNDVIEW HOME
LOAN TRUST 2007-OPT2, ASSET-
BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2007-OP2, PLAINTIFF, VS.
BOBBY LYTTE; YVONNE CHRIS-
TINE KUTZKE; FLORIDA NATIONAL
BANK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
BOBBY LYTTE; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF YVONNE CHRISTINE
KUTZKE; UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY, DEFENDANTS

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated the 2nd day of December,
2009 and entered in Case No. 15-
2008-CA-000106, of the Circuit Court
of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in and for
Dixie County, Florida, wherein
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, AS
-TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE
HOLDERS OF SOUNDVIEW HOME
LOAN TRUST 2007-OPT2, ASSET-
BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2007-OP2 is the Plaintiff and BOBBY
LYTTE; YVONNE CHRISTINE
KUTZKE; FLORIDA NATIONAL
BANK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
BOBBY LYTTE; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF YVONNE CHRISTINE
KUTZKE; UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the FRONT DOOR OF THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE
DIXIE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 21'4
NE 351 HIGHWAY, CROSS CITY, FL
at the Dixie County Courthouse in
Cross City, FLorida at 11:00 am on
the 2nd day of February, 2010, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:

A PARCEL OF LAND IN GOVERN-
MENT LOT #1, SECTION 36, TOWN-
SHIP 10 SOUTH, RANGE 13 EAST,
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLbWS; FOR A POINT OF
REFERENCE COMMENCE AT THE
SE CORNER OF GOVERNMENT
LOT #1. SECTION 36-10-13,
THENCE RUN N 89 55'13", A DIS-
TANCE OF 1530 FEET THENCE N
00 24' 39" W, A DISTANCE OF 420
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE N 89 55' 13" E, A
DISTANCE.OF 386.22 FEET TO THE
WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF
STATE ROAD S-317; THENCE N 31
43'00" E ALONG THE WESTERLY
RIGHT OF WAY OF THE STATE


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
CASE NO. 15-2009-CA-000062
vs.
JAMES WEST A/K/A JAMES CLAN WEST, et
al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Fi-
nal Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated
December 02, 2009 and entered in Case No.
15-2009-CA-000062 of the Circuit Court of the
THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for DIXIE Coun-
ty, Florida wherein TAYLOR, BEAN AND
WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is
the Pliintiff and JAMES WEST A/K/A JAMES
OLAN WEST; MICHELLE WEST: MORT-'
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR
COLONIAL BANK; are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at-
NORTHWEST SIDE LOBBY OF THE DIXIE
COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on
the 19th__ day of January 2010,
the following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
PARCEL NO. 17: THAT PART OF SECTION
1, TOWNSHIP 11 SOUTH, RANGE 13 EAST,
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLpWS:
COMMENCE AT AN OLD HEWED POST BE-
ING LOCALLY USED AND ACCEPTED AS
THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SEC-
TION 1 AS A POINT OF REFERENCE;
THENCE NORTH 07 DEGREES 02 MIN-
UTES 06 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE
WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 1 AS PER
EXISTING MONUMENTATION, A DISTANCE
OF 1324.65 FEET TO AN OLD 1.0 INCH
PIPE BEING LOCALLY USED AND ACCEPT-
ED AS THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4
OF SECTION 2; THENCE NORTH 00 DE-
GREES 08 MINUTES 59 SECONDS EAST
ALONG THE SAID WEST LINE OF SECTION
1 AS PER EXISTING MONUMENTATION, A
DISTANCE OF 1365.17 FEET TO AN OLD
CONCRETE MONUMENT BEING LOCALLY
USED AND ACCEPTED AS THE NORTH-
WEST CORNER OF GOVERNMENT LOT 5
AND THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF GOV-
ERNMENT LOT 4; THENCE SOUTH 89 DE-
GREES 46 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST
ALONG A LINE THAT DIVIDES SAID GOV-
ERNMENT LOT 5 AND LOT 6 FROM GOV-
ERNMENT LOT 3 AND LOT 4 AS PER EX-
ISTING MONUMENTATION, A DISTANCE OF
2653.72 FEET TO AN OLD EXISTING CON-
CRETE MONUMENT BEING LOCALLY AC-
CEPTED AS THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF
SAID GOVERNMENT LOT 6 AND THE
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF GOVERNMENT
LOT 2; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 00
MINUTE 04 SECONDS WEST ALONG A
LINE THAT DIVIDES SAID GOVERNMENT
LOT 2 FROM LOT 3, A DISTANCE OF
2617.92 FEET TO AN OLD EXISTING CON-
CRETE MONUMENT AT AN INTERSECTION
WITH THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
ESTATE ROAD NO. S-346; THENCE SOUTH
89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 50 SECONDS
EAST ALONG THE SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF
WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1190.22 FEET
TO A
PLACED 5/8 INCH RE-BAR WITH A PLASTIC
CAP STAMPED P.L.S. 2115 FOR THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; FROM THE SAID POINT
OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DE-
GREES 51 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST "
ALONG THE SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY
LINE, A DISTANCE OF 297.56 FEET TO A
PLACED 5/8 INCH RE-BAR WITH A PLASTIC
CAP STAMPED PL.S. 2115; THENCE
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 34 SEC-
ONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 2585.03
FEET TO A PLACED 5/8 INCH RE-BAR WITH
A PLASTIC CAP STAMPED P.LS. 2115 AT
AN INTERSECTION WITH A SURVEY TRA-
VERSE LINE OF THE SUWANNEE RIVER
BY M.K. FLOWERS AND ASSOCIATES, DAT-
ED, FEBRUARY, 1980, SURVEY NO. 298-79;
THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES
02 MINUTES 34 SECONDS WEST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 30 FEET, MORE OR LESS TO
THE WATERS EDGE OF SAID SUWANNEE
RIVER; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG
THE SAID WATERS EDGE, A DISTANCE OF
446.8 FEET, MORE OR LESS TO AN INTER-
SECTION WITH A LINE THAT BEARS
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 30 SEC-
ONDS WEST FROM THE SAID POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES
59 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST, A DIS-


ROAD S-317 A DISTANCE OF
129.42 FEET; THENCE S 89 55'13"
W A DISTANCE OF 455.05 FEET;
THENCE S 00 24' 39" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 110 FEET TO CLOSE ON
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
ABOVE PARCEL CONTAINING 1.06
ACRES.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST 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.

Ir, accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
disabled persons who, because of
their disabilities, need special accom-
modation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact Marvin Bran-
nin at 352-498-1246 or V 1-800-955-
8771 (TDD) or Florida Relay Service
at 150 NE Cedar Street, Cross City,
FL 32628 prior to such proceeding.
Dated this 2nd day of December,
2009.
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of the Circuit
Court
By: Karen Leverett, Deputy Clerk
50,51


Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of the Circuit
Court, By: Karen Leverett, Deputy
Clerk
50,51 F09042374


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TANCE OF 30 FEET, MORE OR LESS TO A
PLACED 5/8 INCH RE-BAR WITH A PLASTIC
CAP STAMPED P.LS. 2115 ATAN INTER-
SECTION WITH THE SAID SURVEY TRA-
VERSE LINE; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH
00 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 30 SECONDS
EAST, A DISTANCE OF 2868.58 FEET TO
'THE SAID PLACED 5/8 INCH RE-BAR AT AN
INTERSECTION WITH THE SAID SOUTH
RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR THE SAID POINT
OF BEGINNING.

LESS AND EXCEPT: THAT PART OF SEC-
TION 1, TOWNSHIP 11 SOUTH, RANGE 13
EAST, DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT AN OLD
HEWED POST BEING LOCALLY USED AND
ACCEPTED AS THE SOUTHWEST CORNER
OF SAID SECTION 1 AS A POINT OF REF-
ERENTCE NORTH 07 DEGREES 02
MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE
WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 1 AS PER
EXISTING MONUMENTATION, A DISTANCE
OF 1324.65 FEET TO AN OLD 1.0 INCH
PIPE BEING LOCALLY USED AND ACCEPT-
ED AS THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4
OF SECTION 2; THENCE NORTH 00 DE-
GREES 08 MINUTES 59 SECONDS EAST
ALONG THE SAID WEST LINE OF SECTION
1 AS PER EXISTING MONUMENTATION, A
DISTANCE OF 1365.17 FEET TO AN OLD
CONCRETE MONUMENT BEING LOCALLY
USED AND ACCEPTED AS THE NORTH-
WEST CORNER OF GOVERNMENT LOT 5
AND THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF GOV-
ERNMENT LOT 4; THENCE SOUTH 89 DE-
GREES 46 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST
ALONG A LINE THAT DIVIDES SAID GOV-
ERNMENT LOT 5 AND LOT 6 FROM GOV-
ERNMENT LOT 3 AND LOT 4 AS PER EX-
ISTING MONUMENTATION, A DISTANCE OF
2653.72 FEET TO AN OLD EXISTING CON-
CRETE MONUMENT BEING LOCALLY AC-
CEPTED AS THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF
SAID GOVERNMENT LOT 6 AND THE
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF GOVERNMENT
LOT 2; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 00
MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST ALONG A
LINE THAT DIVIDES SAID GOVERNMENT
LOT 2 FROM LOT 3, A DISTANCE OF
2617.92 FEET TO AN OLD EXISTING CON-
CRETE MONUMENT AT AN INTERSECTION
WITH THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
STATE ROAD NO. S-346; THENCE SOUTH
89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 50 SECONDS
EAST ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY
LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1190.22 FEET TO A
FOUND 5/8 INCH RE-BAR WITH NO IDENTI-
FICATION AND TO THE NORTHWEST COR-
NER OF PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN OFFI-
CIAL RECORD BOOK 236, PAGE 53 FOR
THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CON-
TINUE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES
50 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SAID
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF
297.65 FEET TO A FOUND 5/8 INCH RE-
BAR WITH NO IDENTIFICATION AND TO
THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF PROPER-
TY DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD
BOOK 236, PAGE 53; THENCE SOUTH 00
DEGREES 04 MINUTES 48 SECONDS
WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID
PROPERTY A DISTANCE OF 717.42 FEET'
TO A SET 1/2 INCH IRON PIN AND CAP
STAMPED PSM NO. 4795; THENCE NORTH
89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 50 SECONDS
WEST A DISTANCE OF 309.52 FEET TO A
SET 1/2 INCH IRON PIN AND CAP
STAMPED PSM NO. 4795 AND TO THE
WEST LINE OF PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN
OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 236, PAGE 53;
THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREE 01 MINUTE.
40 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID WEST
LINE A DISTANCE OF 717.51 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING. THE WEST 20.00
FEET OF PROPERTY BEING SUBJECT TO
AN EASEMENT TO BE USED FOR EGRESS
AND INGRESS. TOGETHER WITH AN
EASEMENT FOR INGRESSAND EGRESS
OVER AND ALONG TI-jE WEST 20.00 FEET
OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY
A/K/A 1710 SE 346th Highway,
Old Town, FL 32680
Any person claiming an Interest
in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the Us
Pendens must file claim within sixty.(6p)
days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the ,
seal of this Court on December 2, 2009.
Dana Johnson, Clerk of Court

Karen Leverett, Deputy Clerk
F09037897
50,51


IN li-/ lIiUIT COUI ur IOFncE
FHIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
)IXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
31VIL ACTION
VASE NO 07-10-CA
DIVISIONN

.ITIBANK, NA, AS TRUSTEE FOR
3HASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE
.003-Cl, PLAINTIFF VS.
JAMES T. AIKE_, ET AL, DEFEN-
)ANT(S).

NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORE-*
ZLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
n Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
fated November 30, 2009 and entered
n Case No. 07-10-CA of the Circuit
Zourt of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in
and for DIXIE County, FLorida wherein
DITIBANK, NA, AS TRUSTEE FOR
3HASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE
2003-C1, is the Plaintiff and JAMES T.
[IKEN; CAROLYN A. AIKEN; INDYMAC
BANK, FSB, are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
2ash at THE NORTHWEST SIDE LOB-
BY OF THE DIXIE COUNTY COURT-
-lOUSE AT 11:00 AM on the 5th day of
January, 2010, the following described
property as set forth In said Final Judg-
nent:

A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LY-
ING IN THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4
)F SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 10
SOUTH, RANGE 12 EAST, CROSS
3ITY, DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
WHICH TRACT OR PARCEL IS MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS; BEGINNING AT THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF BLOCK R, THE
ELLA J. BARBER SUBDIVISION, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
59 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA SAID POINT
DF BEGINNING LYING ON THE WEST-
ERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF CEDAR
STREET (STATE ROAD NO. 351-65
FEET WIDE); FROM SAID POINT OF
BEGINNING THENCE SOUTH ALONG
SAID WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY'LINE
B3 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST PARAL-
LEL TO SOUTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK
R, 236 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE
EASTERLY LINE OF DIXIE STREET;
THENCE RUN NORTH PARALLEL TO
THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID
CEDAR STREET 108 FEET TO A
POINT 25 FEET NORTH OF THE
SOUTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK R
[SOUTH LINE OF WEAVER-RILEY AV-
ENUE), THENCE RUN EAST 236 FEET
MORE OR LESS PARALLEL TO THE
SAID SOUTH LINE OF BLOCK AND
ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF
WEAVER AVE TO THE SAID WESTER-
LY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF CEDAR
STREET, THENCE RUN SOUTH
ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE 25
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
ALSO DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BE-
GINNING AT A POINT 74 FEET SOUTH
OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SOUTHWEST 1/4
OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 4,
TOWNSHIP 10 SOUTH, RANGE 12
EAST AND THENCE RUN EAST AP-
PROXIMATELY 375 FEET TO THE
WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF'THE
RIGHT OF WAY OF SR #351, THENCE
RUN SOUTH ALONG THE WEST
BOUNDARY LINE OF THE RIGHT OF
WAY OF SR #351 A DISTANCE OF 83
FEET, THENCE RUN WESTAPPROXI-
MATELY 375 FEET TO THE WEST
BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTH-
EAST 1/4 OF SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 4,
TOWNSHIP 10 SOUTH, RANGE 12
EAST, THENCE RUN NORTH 83 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THE
SAME BEING LOCATED AND SITUAT-
ED IN THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4
OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 10
SOUTH, RANGE 12 EAST. AND ALSO:
BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4
AND RUN EAST ON NORTH QUAR-
TER LINE 65 FEET TO A POINT ON
EAST SIDE OF DIXIE STREET, THEN.
RUN SOUTH ON SAID EAST SIDE A
DISTANCE OF 45.48 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING. THEN RUN
SOUTH SAME ANGLE 25 FEET; THEN
RUN EAST 247 FEET TO THE WEST
BOUNDARY LINE OF CEDAR STREET
[STATE ROAD #351); THEN RUN
MIORTH ON SAID BOUNDARY LINE 25
FEET TO A POINT; THEN RUN WEST
247 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NIING. THIS BEING A STRIP OF LAND
BEING 25 FEET EAST AND WEST BY
247 FEET NORTH AND SOUTH, ALL
YING AND BEING IN THE NORTH-
EAST 1/4 OPFTH. SOUTHWEST 1/4
F THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 IN SECTION
4, TOWNSHIP 10 SOUTH, RANGE 12
EAST, DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA. THIS
ACCORDING TO PERRY MCGRIFF'S
SURVEY 1971.
/K/A CEDAR STREET, CROSS CITY,
FLORIDA 32628

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 six-
ty (days after the sale.

WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 1, 2009.
Dana D. Johnson, Clerk of the Circuit











Thursday December 17, 2009


www. dcadvocate.net


Obituaries and Faith


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James Kenny Graham, 76 of Old Town died peacefully on
December 12, 2009 at home. He was born in Devils Den,
West Virginia on April 20, 1933. He worked as a machinist
for the Ritch Tool and Die Company before retiring. He
served his country in the US Army during the Korean
Conflict. Mr. Graham moved to this area from West Vir-
ginia in 1980.

He is survived by several children; one brother and sister,
a dear friend and caregiver, Carol Mynster of Old Town,
Florida.

Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funer-
al Services 1301 N. Young Blvd. Chiefland, Florida 32626
(352) 493-0050. Online condolences can be sent to our web-
site. www.hiers-baxleycom.

Li


r Terry R. Cle, Jr.

Terry R. Cole, Jr., 20, of Cedar Key, died Dec. 11, 2009 at
his home. He was born in Ephrata, PA and worked as a
cook and worked in construction in Cedar Key for most of
his life.

He is survived by his brother, Nicholas Cole of Gastonia,
NC, his mother, Pamela Roland of Atlanta GA, aunt Nan-
cy Graham of EdWardsburg, MI and family friends, Erin
A. Velders of Chiefland and Cindy Wells of Cedar Key He
is preceded in death by his father, Terry Raymond Cole,
Sr.

Memorial services will be Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 at 11:00
AM at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Chiefland. After
the service, a gather will be held in Cedar Key at the
home of Cindy Wells.

Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funer-
al Services, 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland, FL 32626, 352-
493-0050. On line condolences may be sent through our
website at www.hiers-baxley.com.


First
Baptist Church of
Steinhatchee

Prayer Request Tim Bron-
son, Patti Lamb, Mike Blak-
ley, Rodney-Sistrunk, Bob '
Puckett, andmany unspo-

Blessings Ms Freddie Hires
(family gathering) Ms Mar-
sha Craig (got an appoint-
ment for surgery.

This Sunday's specials were
sung by Harry Gatlin and
Jennifer Elison (Ring those
Bells) and Leon Holden III
(This life is yours written
and proformed by him) -

Tuesday is the Christmas
party for the M & M's (ma-
ture saints) at Bro. and Sis.
Coleman's house, and on
Wednesday evening 6:00 pm
we will be having our
Chruch wide Christmas din-
ner. Come on out and join us
The Church Christmas play
will be Sunday December 20,
2009 will be at 6:00 pm.you
are all invited to attend,
come on by and bring a
freind to rejoice with us

Before I write this weeks
newsletter I just wanted to
say how blessed I am to
know the pastor and the
members of my church and-
I just wanted to say Thank
You God for everyone of
them and that He will bless
them now and through out
the coming year.

Give your family, friends,
co-workers, and strangers
the same gift that was given
to you........... GIVE THEM
JESUS who is the reason,
not just this season but for
all season's. He truly is the
gift that keeps on giving.

Until next time
Keep Looking Up, Jesus is
Coming!!!!!

Se/e/ne ea& m cantataa
to $ef$identedidn. e / w 7
ca'nd' (4nd

On Saturday, December 19,
the presentation will be at
the Old Town United
Methodist Church at 7:00
PM. The second perfor-
mance will be at 4:00 PM at
the Chiefland United
Methodist Church. All are
welcome to come and enjoy
the performances.


New Prospect Baptist
Church News

It's been an -active week
at New Prospect.
Wednesday night was
business meeting. Trey
Sanchez and Latosha
Henderson were married
in a'beautiful ceremony
Saturday evening. It was
a sweet, love filled wed- '
ding and the church was
filled with gorgeous
white arrangements. All
the attendants carried
lovely white roses. Sun-
day after church we had
our Christmas- dinner
that was delicious and
well attended. We do not
have church on Sunday
nights when we have din-
ner at church.

Sunday morning in Sun-
day school we studied in
the 1st Chapter of Luke
about Mary and the joy
her obedience bestowed.
Our lesson emphasized
that God will give us the
same kind of joy Mary
experienced if we accept
the fact that He is willing
to work in and through
us and if we humbly sub-
mit our lives to Him. We
are ordinary people but
we serve and extraordi-
nary God who can accom-
plish miracles through us
if we give him our obedi-
ence.


Violet A. Ward


James Kenny Graham


Faith has some upcoming events of interest and we would
like to share them with you.

On 12/20 we will be having our Christmas program at 7:00
PM. Come out and support our youth.

On 12/26 the young people will be taken to Cedar Key on a
fishing excursion. Bring your young ones to the church
where a van will be waiting to leave at 12:00 sharp. Be sure
to bring their fishing poles and a bag lunch. They will be
supervised by lots of the adults in our congregation to in-
sure their safety

On 12/27 AM service, Justin Bellot will be the speaker.
Justin does a wonderful job and if you haven't heard him
you really should try to come out and hear him. There also
'will be a special singer coming with Justin, so I'm sure you
won't want to miss this special event. .We are very proud of
the young people in our church and the work they are al-,
ways ready to do for the Lord.

We pray that your Christmas is a wonderful one and' always
rember "the reason for the season". It's hot about gifts aInd
material things, but it's about Jesus Remember to pray for
those who need our prayers and thank Jesus for all He's
done for you.


The church was beauti-
fully decorated with our
poincetta tree. Thank
you, Pain Brannen and -
Tracey Groom, for all
your work and dedication
to make this happen.
Brother Billy spoke from
the 19th chapter in Luke
from verses 1-10. Just as
Jesus went to Zaccheus'
house, Jesus wants to
come into our hearts and
homes today Zaccheus
knew he had sin in his
life and knew he needed
Jesus. We need Jesus
every second of every
day!

Please continue to pray
for all those o our church
prayer list. Brother Billy
is still weak and needs a'
double portion of prayer,
please. Come visit us at
NPBC. We'd love to have
you.


Please study the plan of


SALVATION


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


John 14:6
Acts 4:12

Matthew 10:32-33

John 3:1-5
Acts 8:30-39
1 Peter 3:21

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


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


Pentecosti aPraise & Worship
Center
(formerly Countryside Chapel)
10093 NE 349 Hwy
Rev. Calvin Conner, Jr., Pastor
Old Town, FL 352-542-8831
Sunday Morning Worship 10:45Am
Evening 6PM. Wed. 9:45 Sun.School


FAITH RENEE HURTUBISE


Faith Renee Hurtubise, infant daughter of Billy and
Buffy Kramarz Hurtubise, went to be with the Lord
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at Flagler Hospital in St.
Augustine. She was preceded in death by her grandfather,
Birdell Faircloth.


Along with her parents, she is
survived by her grandparents,
Kim Futch Culpan and hus-
band, Buck, Bernard Kra-
marz, Barry Raburn, and
Cleo Faircloth, as well as
many loving aunts, uncles
and cousins.


Violet A. Ward 93 of Chiefland passed away Dec. 11, 2009
at E.T. York Hospice House in Gainesville. Born in Tren-
ton, FL., she has been in this area all her life. She was a
very active member of First Baptist Church of Chiefland
and enjoyed teaching Sunday School. She worked for
Levy County School system as a school
teacher for 32 years. She enjoyed read ing
and flowers.

She is survived by her sons' Jim Ward '
of Starke, Winston Ward of Chiefland,
her daughter, Sue Smith of
Gainesville, sister Audrey Farquharson,
and brother, Lum Junior Arrington both (
of Trenton, 6 grandchildren and 9 great gran ) en.
She is preceded in death by her brothers Ercelle and
Clyde Arrington

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009 at 3:00
PM at First Baptist Church in Chiefland with Dr. Ed
Johnson officiating with burial following at Pine Grove
Cemetery in Trenton. Visitation will be one hour prior
to the service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mrs. Ward's
memory to the building fund for Harmony Pregnancy and
Resource Center PO Box 2557 Chiefland, FL. 32644 (352)
493-7773

Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funer-
al Services, 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland, FL 32626, 352-
493-0050. On line condolences may be sent through our
website at www.hiers-baxleycom.


FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH NEWS


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


Calvary Temple Assembly of God
Suwannee Lumber Road Cross City
"Join Us ForAVst, Stay For ALifetime."
Sunday Worship 10:30 A
Wednesday Evening Service 7P
0d Church -Ages 3-5 & 6-12
Pastor Jim Hurst
(352) 498-3023


First Baptist Church of Old Town Old Town United Methodist Church The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
"Welcome To God's House Won't You Come On In US 19 Old Town
Sunday School 10A- Morning Worship 11A Food Pantry Open 8am -11am, Mon Thurs.
Evening Worship 6P "Come Let Us Worship & Adore Him" 4 m an oh of Wajl-la n Hry 10
Wednesday Bible Study 7P Sunday Worship 9:30A
Kndck & the door will open, seek & you will find, ask & you will be Church School 11A 352-4934597
given- e eternally. Wednesday Choir Practice 7P
Pastor Royce Hanshew Pastor Rev. Carl Rainear B* W as *15 am
(352) 542-7050 (352) 542-7954 Warnsdp Senvlac 13O0am

First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee Old Town Church of God Cross City Church of Christ
Riverside Drive Stenhatchee Welcomes You To Come & Worship With Us 5237 52 NE 147th SL (McArthur SL)
"Lighthouse On The Gufir Sunday School 10:00A Sunday Bible Study 10:00 A
Sunday School -10A Morning Worship -11A Sunday Mornining Worship 11:00A Mo W h OOA
Evening Worship 6P Sunday Evening Worship 6:OOP Wdn y ni tu 0P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7? Awana 6:30 Wednesday Evening Worship 7:OOP Wednesday Evening Bible Study- 7:00 P
Pastor Leon Holden Pastor Troy Hare
(352) 498-2108 (352) 542-8222
F Refuge Church of God Scrub r e Cross City Church of God
R 0. Box 151.1, Cross City, FL 32628 Located 6 Miles East sn CR t 1 Kenneth Street Cross City
Pastor Ruby L. Graham "A Fdriendly Church WitIh'A Welcome Splirt", "Proclaiming The Full Gospel For All People"
352-498-2892 Bible Study 9:45A* Wo Children's Church 10:30A. Morning Worship 10:30A
Bible Study Tues 7:30 Church Training 5P Ev_ :f Evening Worship 6:30P
Praise/Worship Thursday 7:30 Wednesday Prayer Mae Wednesday Family Training HourAdult & Teen Ministry,
Sunday School 10 00 Boy's Brigade & Girls Club 7:00P
Sunday School 10:00 Pastor Archie Knowles Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey, Pastor
Noon Day Service starts at Noon (352) 498-5535' (352) 498-3280

First United Methodist Church Seventh-Day Adventist Church ( Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Clurch i
22 NE 138th St. Cross City Cross City Behind Subway-Cross City
'Open Heads, Open Minds, Open Doors"
The People of The United Methodist Church "Welcomes You Where Jesus is Lord" In the Heart ot Die Co. with ODue 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
SGrow your congregation! CRi55A(Behween Cross C OldTown)
o Yu con Cl Ht e v y"The Church WIth An Open Door'
l Sunday School -9:45A- Morning Worship 11A
Your church can be here EveningW orship-7P
WnedP efor $6.n 25 pner Week!. Mid-Week Bible Study Wednesday 7P
for $6.25e per week! Rev. Jackie Pettrey, Pastor
(352) 542-7103
Lydia Baptist Church Show proper respect to First Assembly of God
2 Miles West of Cross City on US 19 Hwy 351 & Camp Two Rd. Cross City
"AChurchYouCanCallHome" everyone: Love the brother- Hwy351 w"
Sunday-Moming Prayer 9:15A- SundaySchool 9:45A b Sunday School 10A-Morning Worship 11A
Morning Worship 11A Evening Worship 7P hood iOf belonvers, fear God,
Wednesday-Prayer Meeting 7Pr th in Sunday Evening 7PWednesday Evening 7:30P
BiblePastor Wayne A ien 1 Peter 2:ng17 Rev. Marvin & Janice Parsley
(352) 498-5617 (352) 498-3366
kMctrabblBaptisi Church Holy Cross Catholic Mission [Rb 1 8] Let no debt remain
7391 NE 349 Hwy--Comer of 349N/351A Hwy 19 South of Cross City o t8 nn ex e the
Bruce Sullivan, Pastor, Mass-Sundays-11:30am outstanding, except the
Old Town: 542-2207 Confessions Sundays 1045- 11:15 am continuing debt to love one
Sunas a pn At St. John the Evnglt in Chef8 and another, for he who loves his
Wednesdayiht ble Study :30pm Rosary Every Tuesdy 3 00 fellowman has fulfilled the law.
Van Ministry Bro. Foy Call 356-2294 (352) 493-9723


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Graveside services were held
at 2:00 PM, Sunday, December
13, 2009,at-Oak Hill Cemetery i
with Rev. Tim Hall officiating. A
gathering of family and'friends
was held imlfdiateby4flowing the ser-
vice. m w .-i. r ...
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sonOverturfFuner-i ,om.

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A 3-year-old andan adult bald eagle tke off.


Bald eagles respond to help


By Wendy B. Dial
FWC

Stretch your arms straight out for an
instant idea of the bald eagle's wingspan.
Then add a couple of feet.
The U.S. Congress was impressed
enough by the large, fiercely majestic-
looking bird of prey to make it the national
emblem in 1782. More than two centuries
later, the eagle still is the symbol of U.S.
government, freedom and democracy.
It is also the symbol of one of America's
best environmental success stories. Due
to outstanding conservation measures,
the federal government removed the bald
eagle from its endangered species list in
2007. Florida took the bird off its imper-
iled species list the following year.
"Just because it has been delisted does
not mean that it's no longer protected,"
said Ulgonda Kirkpatrick, eagle plan co-
ordinator for the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission (FWC).
"No; you can't take down the tree with
the bald eagle nest in it. Bald eagles are
certainly still protected."
You might think a strong, high-flying
bird with fearsome talons, a sharp beak
and even sharper vision could fend for it-
self. "Haliaeetus leucocephalus" can see
for a mile and a half. The second-largest
North American bird of prey isn't a fussy
eater,'either. It scavenges for fish carcass-
es and carrion of other animals, swipes
food from other animals and, hunts live
prey when needed.
The problem; the fix
Nevertheless, it was no match for habitat
loss; being shot, trapped or poisoned; and
the ravages of the pesticide DDT on the
birds' eggshells. What mankind wrought,
mankind had to fix. In 1972, the U.S. En-
vironmental Protection Agency banned
DDT. Congress passed the Endangered
Species Act in 1973 and added the bald
eagle to its protective umbrella in 1978.


These changes made a difference.
Florida's population of bald eagle nest-
ing territories went from 200 in the
1970s to 1,340 in 2009.
"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
says Florida is showing the rest of the
nation how to protect and manage the
species by leaps and bounds," Kirk-
patrick said. The state has more bald
eagles than any state other than Alaska
and Minnesota.
Even when the numbers were low,
Florida was better off than other states
because of its aquatic habitats and rich
,supply of fish eagles' favorite food.
An FWC scientist coordinated a project
to help Georgia, Alabama and Oklaho-
ma jumpstart their eagle populations a



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quarter-century ago. Scientists gathered.
18 bald eagle eggs and rushed them to
Oklahoma to hatch. The hatchlings
were fed by eagle puppets, so the chicks
wouldn't imprint with humans. When
the birds were strong enough, scientists
took them to roosts in the three states.
Parents are daredevils
The courtship ritual looks like war-
fare. Bald eagles are daredevils. They
literally fall head-over-heels for each
other. They "fly to great altitude, lock
talons, and tumble/cartwheel back to-
ward earth," breaking off at the last


minute to avoid crashing, according to
"The Birds of North America Online."
They're basically monogamous for
life and good parents. Eagles walk
carefully around the nest with clenched
feet, apparently to prevent their talons
from piercing the one to three eggs in
a typical clutch. Breeding adults may
be very territorial, but bald eagles are
social at their communal roosts, chat-
tering away the hours.
One quirk belies the eagle's mighty
image. The big bird sometimes has
a weak voice. "The Birds of North
America" describes it as a rapid chok-
'ing sound: "Ki-ki-ki-ki-ki-ki-ker."
Recognition
This nation's emblem is actually a
bald eagle that is 5 or more years old.
Young eagles start out completely dark
brown and gradually become the eas-
ily recognizable dark brown bird with
white head, neck and tail. In between,
juvenile birds are a mottled brown and
white.
Before leaving home, fledglings prac-
tice flying from one side of the nest rim
to the other, then to nearby branches.
Half of the first "flights" are unsuccess-
ful, according to "The Birds of North
America." Those that fall to earth may
have to stay there a week or so to regain
strength. In the meantime, if the par-
ents can get to the young eagle, they'll
feed it while it is on the ground.
Once on wing, juveniles in Florida
tend to disperse north.
The bald eagle flies by slow, deep
wingbeats. It holds its wide wings at a
right angle to its body on a flat plane.
Its golden eyes watch intently over the
wild landscapes of America.
Scientists, government agencies and
citizens are watching the bald eagle too,
this time to protect it. To learn more, go
to MyFWC.com/Wildlife.


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featured creature


Keep your distance


Despite being removed
from Florida's imperiled spe-
cies list, the bald eagle can't
be disturbed or harmed ex-
cept under conditions speci-
fied by federal and state
permits. Management plans,
such as Florida's, and the sci-
ence of population surveys
also ensure future chapters
of the eagle's bittersweet suc-
cess story have a happy mes-
sage.
To think: In the first half
of the 20th century, humans
placed bounties on eagles.
Now, those who illegally kill
or endanger a bald eagle have
to pay fines of up to $200,000.
under the federal Bald and
Golden Eagle Protection Act.
Laws even prohibit possess-
ing the bird's feathers with-
out a permit.
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) adopted its
new Bald Eagle Management
Plan in 2008. It outlines strat-
egies to maintain the Florida
population of bald eagles at
or above current levels "in
perpetuity." This plan close-
ly follows the U.S.. Fish and
Wildlife Service's national
guidelines.


Get involved
N If you suspect


Part of
the FWC's
management
plan for ea-
gles involves
making sure
people and
development
keep their dis-
tance. Nepts
are protected
by state rule and federal
laws. Under state rule, an
FWC eagle permit is not
needed for any activity oc-
curring outside the recom-
mended 660-foot buffer
zone. The FWC prohibits all
activity within 330 feet of a
nest during nesting season
or when eagles are using a
nest.
If the FWC management
plan guidelines cannot be
followed, the agency recom-
mends obtaining a permit,
whether for disturbance,
nest-removal or *scientific
collecting. The FWC offers
technical assistance for proj-
ects requiring a permit and
ample information about
its Bald Eagle Management
Plan online at MyFWC.
com/Eagle.
"The new guidelines re-
flect optimism in mankind,"
said Ulgonda Kirkpatrick,
bald4 eagle coordinator for
the FWC.
"Luckily, people are re-
spectful of the eagle and
of regulations "protecting it.
Being such an important
symbol, it evokes "a ot of
emotion."


e-


potential wiil-
Slife law viola-
tions, call the
FWC's toll-free
Wildlife Alert
hotline: 888-
404-3922.
N If you find a
nest, make sure
it is an undocu-
mented one by
using the eagle
nest locator on
the FWC web- The fish in this eagle's talons
site, and follow ipper.
the directions
to report a new
nest. Still unsure? E-mail baldeagle@MyFWC.com
with the name of the county the nest is in, the
global positioning system (GPS) location or near-.
est address, direction and distance to the nest
and your complete contact information.
' Volunteer with Audubon of Florida's Eagle
Watch. Spend 20-40 minutes a month document-
ing eagle activity. Visit fl.audubon.org/who_cen-
Sters_CBOP for more information.


Scientists skim treetops to study nests ____


A plane flies over an occupied
bald eagle nest during the FWC's
annual nesting-territory survey.

"Love and marriage ... go to-
gether like a horse and carriage.
... You can't have one without the
other." These lyrics to an old Frank
Sinatra song apply to the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission's (FWC) bald eagle
nest survey and management plan.
One exists for the other.
For three decades, FWC bi-
ologists working for the agency's
Fish and Wildlife Research In-


stitute have climbed into a small
Iplafe from late fall to early spring
to count the number of bald eagle
nesting territories, each one made
up of an active nest and surround-
ing habitat. A bald eagle's territory
often includes unused nests.
Janell Brush, an avian research
biologist with the FWRI, coordi-
nates this annual count.
"We used to go nest-to-nest
throughout the entire state, but now
that we have more than 2,000 po-
tential nesting territories, we'd be
sacrificing solid information on
productivity to continue doing that,"
Brush said.
Statisticians recommended the
FWC survey a third of the state
each year. With the new system, re-
tired FWC biologists Steve Nesbitt
and John White have time to make
two to five passes over each active
nest to record everything from the
presence of adult eagles to the num-
ber of eggs in a clutch, incubating
behavior and the number of chicks.


Pilots ferrying Nesbitt and White
skim the treetops so the biologists
can observe what goes on in the gi-
ant nests. One U.S. nest reportedly
weighed thousands of pounds. An-
other nest, in St. Petersburg, mea-
sured 9.5 feet in diameter and was
20 feet tall, according to "The Birds
of North America Online."
The FWC's 2009 survey found
1,340 nesting territories. The 2008
survey reported 1,280. Nests pro-
duced 1,796, young compared to
1,495 the previous, year. Florida's
eagle population totals 3,565 adults
and 5,360 with nestlings included
"The immediate impact of the
survey is that if a nest is active, then
we apply the Bald Eagle Manage-
ment Plan guidelines about buffer
zones and permitting to that nest,"
Brush said.
"Many territories discovered
when we started conducting surveys
are still active today," Brush said.
Longevity in a territory is a sign of
good habitat.


The survey shows that bald
eagles' favorite tree for nesting
is a dominant live pine. Know-
ing such details about working
habitats helps scientists ensure
the bald eagle's continued re- Retired FWC biologist John White records
cover. data from a nesting-territory survey.

Be an eagle-eyed observer
Think about all the places you have seen the bald eagle symbol.
See how many you can find.
1. What denomination of paper money bears the symbol of the
bald eagle?
2. What common American coin has the bald eagle on it?
3. How are eagles connected with flags?
4. What National Football League team has a bald eagle insignia?
5. What large fleet of vehicles bears an eagle symbol?
6. Name government agencies that use the eagle symbol.
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