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SPublishing News and events for Dixie County, Every Week, Witho all, Since July 1, 1921
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2009 Dixie County Advocate Home of the Worlds Only Four-Headed Swamp Cabbage vol. 87. No. 53 12 pages- 1 Section


The courthouse,
library, The Advocate,
and all county & city
offices will be
closed on
Thursday, New Year's
Eve and Friday,
New Year's Day.

County roll-off sites
normally scheduled
to be open on.
Thursday will be
open, and all sites
will be closed on
Friday to celebrate
the New Year.

Permanent water restrictions

start January 6

Starting January 6, all
homeowners and others
within the Suwannee River
Water Management District
will be required to limit
landscape irrigation to one
or two days per week, de-
pending upon the time of
the year.

For the first time ever, the
District is implementing a
year-round water conserva-
tion rule that applies to resi-
dential landscaping, public
or commercial recreation
areas, and public and com-
mercial businesses that
aren't regulated by a Dis-
trict-issued permit. In the
past, the District has enact-
ed only short-term volun-
tary restrictions in response
to drought conditions.

Jon Dinges, the District's di-
rector of resource manage-
ment, said the new require-
ment. will help address wa-
ter needs within the Dis-
trict. "Water supply is a
statewide issue," Dinges
said. "We all must do our
part to conserve."

Unlike other areas of the
state where irrigation
schedules are set according
to addresses, water users in
the SRWMD will be allowed
to set their own schedules as
follows: Choose one day per
week to water landscapes
during Eastern Standard
Time, which be-
gins the first W
Sunday in No-
vember; choose watering
two days per one da
week during
Daylight Say- Summe
ings Time, be- limited to
ginning the sec-
'ond Sunday in Any devi
March. In both
cases, irrigation you'll be
should not occur for a wat
between 10 a.m.,
and 4 p.m. New-
ly planted landscapes may
be watered more frequently
for 60 days following planti-

"Reducing landscape irriga-
tion and watering more effi-
ciently helps us makes the
most of our resources and it
reduces irrigation costs,"
Dinges said. Those who


wish to deviate from the wa-
ter conservation rule must
apply for a water use per-

The requirement is part of
the District's new water use
permitting rules. In addi-
tion to water conservation
for landscape irri-
ntertime gation, the new
rules require any-
mited to one applying for a
a week. water use permit -
ime use water conserva-
No days. tion plan.
tion and Dinges said only
,ip i- new permit appli-
pplying cants are re-
r permit. quired to adopt a
-plan; existing per-
mit holders must adhere to
their current permits.

The new water use rules
will be posted on the Dis-
trict's website as of Jan. 6. "
Go to www.mysuwanneeriv-
er.com/rulesandregs and
click on 40B-2. For info,
contact Linda Welch, rules
coordinator, at 386.362.1001.

What's your New Year's Resolution?




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Dana Cannon Johnson: My New
Year's Resolution is to pick
up my cross daily and strive
to be more like Jesus Christ.

Cindy Bellot: Sorry, I don't be-
lieve in making New Year's
resolutions. I believe we
should seek God's will first
in all things and do the best
we can year round.
If I find there's
something in my life.
that needs changing,
I'm not going to wait
until the New.Year .
to change it. Do I
still make mistakes?
Of course I do I'm
still human, but I
know the One who
can forgive me when
I ask for it. He's the
same One who is
healing me.

Arthur Bellot To allow
more time for my
wife, family, friends
and God and to take
care of the things
that really matter.

Jerry Prater: Better
than that, I"m hoping for a
(Actually, I'd settle for not
wrapping up next year in a

Mike Cassidy: Traditionally, I
don't make New Year's
Resolutions but I give
thought and effort to
"things" that I hope I can
improve, both personally
and professionally.

Julie Squires: To really listen
to people and to spend more
time with my family and
friends who really mean so
much to me.

Candace Corbin: Hmmm...I
want to grow strong in
Christ and be a spiritual ex-
ample to my son.

Christine Kight: Pay off both
vehicles and two small
loans. ... and possibly buy
our first home. Oh yeah and
the classic to lose weight
(which never happens)

Mary Cravey Sheheane: I want to
learn to knit.

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Carol West: Instead of the usu-
al January resolutions, that
might not last even through
the month, much less
2010....my idea is to greet
each day with this question
"what would you have me to
with TODAY, Lord?" How
can I make a difference?

Ben West: First, lose
weight...UGH.! Second, en-
joy 2010 and all it has to
bring to the fullest.

James Hurst: I suppose it
would be to prioritize better.
Less time on things that re-
ally don't matter -- more
time on things that do. The
older I get the more valuable
faith and family seems to be-

John Kelley: Ummm..., well
not to procrastinate so much
and to lose weight...yeah!

Jenna Cothron: My resolution
for 2010 is to draw closer to
the Lord, and lead the-kind
of life that God wants for
me. I want to be the best
mother for my son, and
show him by example how
to live his life for the Lord as

Shauna Hamilton: I was over-
booked in 2009. I hope 2010 I
can say "No". I am so tired.

Deleah Whitfield:
Get back to the basics...re-
member/keep in mind what
is important!

Donna Meekins: My resolution
this year is to make myself
useful and find employment.

Charlotte Lord: My New Year's
Resolution is to try to live
each day at the time and be
obedient to the Lord, read-
ing my Bible daily and doing
His will in all I do.'

Art Wyckoff Even though it is
not officially New Year's
YET: I resolved to write
more poems this com-
ing year,(maybe even
publish them if I feel
like it), pray more,
help more people and
work on my own
have some goals down
on paper. There, now I
said it!!!!! p.s.Smile
more too despite what
Obama does!

Autumn Elmore: Making
my walk with God
and my marriage top

Frances Sanders: To
spend more time spin-*
ning and knitting and
less time in the "sweat

Judge Frederick Koberlein: I hope
to be able to live up to the
expectations of everyone
who prayed for me during
my cancer treatments last

Carla Downing: New Year's
Resolution is to "eat that
frog" first thing every morn-
ing! Eat That Frog!: 21 Great
Ways to Stop Procrastinat-
ing and Get More Done in
Less Time is the perfect
book to help us keep those
New Year's resolutions. Au-
thor: Brian Tracy

. Angel Lee: My New Year's Res-
olution is not to make any
New Year's Resolutions.

Jaime NesSmitl: To utilize my
Total Gym a little more!:)

Marlice Higginbotham: To pro-
crastinate less, to spend
more time with my family
and son and to gain 20
pounds, because every time
I try to lose 20, I gain 15.
Maybe I'll lose 15 this time.

Bob Leichner: The same as
most years': To try to man-
age my time more effectively
so I can get more accom-
plished. I just can't seem to
find enough hours in the


Old Town woman

got run over by a

(rein)deer Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve,'a lady driver on her way to work got a
scare when a deer jumped in front of her car on Chavous
Road. Apparently there were two deer, and although she
managed to miss the first one, the second deer hit her
back window, broke it, and jumped into, the back seat of
her car. She luckily suffered no injuries other than a slight
hoof to the head. The deer was not located after the colli-

Witnesses on the scene deny that the deer was airborne or
pulling a sleigh at the time of the accident.

R.R.M.S. Student Shelbi

Mccall To Perform In

Alamo Bowl Halftime Show

Local student Shelbi Mc-
Call will be performing as a
feature twirler in the
Valero Alamo Bowl Half-
time Show in San Antonio,
Texas. She was selected as
an All Star Performer dur-
ing the Marching Auxil-
iaries Majorette Camp, held
in July 2009 at the Universi-
ty of Florida. She was in-
vited to participate in sev-
eral events throughout the
year including the Macy's
Day Parade & Fiesta Bowl.
Shelbi will have the oppor-
tunity to work with the
world renowned choreogra-
phy Michael Lemanski, ac-
credited for such produc-
tions as the Super Bowl,
Gator Bowl and Orange
Bowl. He has also worked
with three well known pro-
ductions on Broadway that
include Wicked, Phantom
of the Opera, and Hair-

The Alamo Bowl will be
televised on ESPN, January
2nd at 8:00 p.m. Central
Time (That's 9:00, Dixie,
County time.)

This year the Alamo Bowl
will host Michigan State
Spartans vs. Texas Tech's
Red Raiders. The 2010
game will mark the first
time the game will be
played in January. It is ex-
pected to receive a crowd of
approximately 50,000 people
in attendance. Texas Tech's
coach Mike Leach has been
suspended for the Bowl
game after a player's family
filed a complaint alleging.
that he was locked in an
electrical closet after an in-

Shelbi is the daughter of
Carson and Sharon McCall.
She is a student at Ruth
Rains Middle School, and is
the feature twirler for the
Dixie County Band.


Thursday, December 31, 2009

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Terrorist scores a near miss

The initial reports on radio newscasts mentioned firecrack-
ers being set off aboard a trans-Atlantic flight. One might
have mistaken this as a prank--one that would get the
prankster in a heap of trouble for his efforts, but no actual
threat to anyone else.

As it turned out, the "firecracker" sound was made by Ab-
dul Farouk Mutallab as he was attempting to detonate ex-
plosives that would have taken out the plane, passengers,
crew and inflicted no telling how much damage on the
ground as the aircraft approached the runway This, of
course, would have been an especially worthy act of jihad
for the perpetrator, occurring on a major Christian holiday.
His 72 virgins would surely be among the choicest Allah '.
had to offer. Unfortunately for Mutallab, he wound up with
third degree burns on his legs and he's now in a hospital.
under guard facing a laundry list of charges that will hope-
fully result in his eventual eternal celestial dirt nap.

.What happened was an alert passenger who heard the "fire-
cracker" sound got to wondering what in blazes this guy
was doing playing with matches with a blanket pulled up
over his lap, so he immediately got involved, followed by
several other like-minded persons. Turns out, Mutallab had
managed to smuggle liquid chemicals onto the plane, taped
to the 'insides of his legs. No metal involved to set off
alarms, baggy pants to obscure any suspicion concerning
his outward appearance. Twenty minutes in the rest room
to mix chemicals, then back to his seat to detonate.

Fortunately for those preferring an enjoyable Holiday week-
end to what Abdul had in mind, our terrorist suspect (for
some reason we're still supposed to give him the benefit of
the doubt) flunked chemistry. Oh, he was educated at some
of the finest facilities in England, thanks to his wealthy
and well-connected father in Kenya; but there seem to have
been some conspicuous gaps in his book-learning. In any
event, he apparently botched the mixture, because it didn't
do what he figured it was supposed to, and some observant
passengers made sure he didn't get a chance for a second

As for those burns on Abdul's legs, he actually did manage
to start a small fire in a confined space, which happened to
be in his pants while he was wearing them. (He was some-
what sedated while being read the charges against him. We
wouldn't want him to experience any discomfort, now,
would we?)

Next item, how did this loser get on a commercial airliner
in the first place? His own father--theloner-wlipaid for his
education--had warned US' authorities when Abdul started
hanging out with al-Qaida operatives. One source indicated
that Abdul Mutallab's name was on a terror watch list, but
not on a no-fly list, if you can figure that one out.

Airport security concerns started back in the sixties, when
a few left-wing loonies started hijacking airliners to Cuba,
hoping to find paradise on earth under Castro's benevolent
collectivist regime. Castro didn't want them, and we got all
our planes, passengers and crews returned promptly But
things got a lot more serious after 9/11. Security tightened
up big-time. Passengers had to turn over things like tubes
of toothpaste that were too big. (Could be tubes of explosive
chemicals.) Fingernail clippers could be deadly weapons.
But for all the thoroughness, an element of political cor-
rectness got in the way of efficiency Gotta be very, very
careful not to profile Muslims. They might be offended
(like, who gives a large rodent's posterior extremity...).
It occurs to me that, were it not for the priorities of PC, Ab-
dul Mutallab might well have been singled out for more
thorough scrutiny and the chemicals he had taped to his
legs discovered before he had an opportunity to attempt a
major terrorist'act. Just a thought.

The fact is, we're up against an enemy who doesn't play by
any rules. The sooner we own up to this reality and start
conducting our security efforts accordingly, the better
chance we'll have of destroying this menace before it de-
stroys us. Happy New Year, and may we wise up and sur-
vive to enjoy many more.

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Goodbye, '09, and don't let the door hit you in the backside

by Kathy McKinney wackos to be picked over by those buzzards like a flattened
'possum on Horseshoe Highway. (Or is it just me? I wonder
Never in my life have I been more glad to sometimes. I've been told I'm a little bit paranoid.)
kick an old year to the curb than I am with
2009. Is it just me, or has this past year been one of the most What do you think they'll call this next decade? The teens? I
stressful, anxiety-producing, and nail-biting years ever? can't think of anything else. Maybe it'll get a different kind

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Supine Blue Dogs Sleep
Through Greatest
Financial Burglary in

Yesterday, Americans for
Limited Government re-
leased the voting records of
some 90 Blue Dog and other
so-called "moderate" House
Democrats on twelve key
votes in 2009.

Bottom line: When it comes
to profligate spending, the
Blue Dogs are anything but
watchdogs. And the moder-
ates make Paris Hilton look

The ALG analysis includes
votes on the $789 billion
"stimulus", bankruptcy
-mortgage "cramdowns,"
ACORN funding, a $108 bil-
lion International Monetary
Fund expansion, the Wax-
man-Markey carbon emis-
sion caps, the $2.1 trillion
"public option" health sys-
tem, the $154 billion assis-
tance program for bankrupt
states, and the $290 billion
debt limit expansion.

In short, they were. some of
the most controversial mea-
sures to pass the House this
year. And to be certain, they
all passed.

Instead of being stalwart fi-
nancial watchdogs, these so-
called "moderates" in the
House have turned out to be
nothing more than supine
lapdogs sleeping through the
greatest financial burglary
in human history They have
proven unable or unwilling
to stop a single piece of bud-
get-busting legislation this

The analysis was conducted
to gauge a caucus that touts
itself for being "fiscally re-
sponsible.'" According to the
Blue Dogs' website, "In the
111th Congress, the Coali-
tion intends to con-
tinue to make a -
difference in
Congress by
forging mid-
dle-ground, bi-
partisan an-
swers to the _,
current chal-
lenges facing the Country A
top priority will be to refo-
cus Congress on balancing
the budget and ridding tax-
payers of the burden the
debt places on them."

However, by and large, the
Blue Dogs and other so-
called Democrat "moder-
ates" voted with Pelosi & Co.
to spend more than $3.6 tril-
lion in 2009. The analysis
shows 856 Yea votes and only
207 Nay votes. Over 80 per-
cent of the votes cast by
these "conservatives" and
"moderates" acquiesced to
the unprecedented spend-a-
thon that is putting taxpay-
ers on the hook for a debt
that, quite simply, can never
be paid back.

In 2009, the national debt
soared to over $12 trillion.
By 2011, it will top the Gross
Domestic Product (GDP) at
over $14 trillion. By 2020, it
will surpass $20 trillion.

As ALG President Bill Wil-
son noted yesterday, "By its
own measure, the Blue Dog
coalition has not succeeded.
The House of Representa-
tives this year alone has vot-
ed to spend more than $3.6
trillion, to nationalize the
health care system, to stran-
gle the nation's access to en-

of name, like "the muave decade" did back in the 1890's be-

I'm not going to bore you with the
standard re-hash of what hap-
pened; heck, you were there, too. I
hate that tired old standby of .,
"journalists" everywhere. When
you have nothing to fill space that
slow, slow week between Christ-
mas and New Year's....fill it with
retrospective! Top ten lists! Bests
and worsts! It's just lame, disap-
pointing, and insulting to your in-
telligence, isn't it? I won't ask you .
to suffer through the highs (few)
and lows (too many to list here) of
2009. Let's just raise a glass and '
wish this long, dreary year a
hearty Godspeed and hope that
2010 is much better.

Since we're starting a new decade
and all,.I can't help but wonder
what we'll call this past one.
Somebody recommended the
"oughts." As in, "back in ought-
eight, we ought not to have fallen
for that hope and change scam." I
don't know, it sounds awkward and
forced to me. The "Oh's," maybe?
Like, "in Oh-nine, daddy lost his job "An optimist stay
and we all had to go on the welfare see the new yea
because of Oh-bama." Oh maybe
the "uh- ohs" would describe the up to make sur
first 10 years of the 21st century
best, as in "Uh-oh, we seem to have
maxed out the country's credit cards
again." I don't know, though, the whole decade was sort of
like that: hard to quantify, and just sort of disconcerting and
unsettling all around.

It's amazing to think that just ten short years ago, we were
all stockpiling macaroni and cheese in a panic, afraid that
the Y2K computer bug would wipe out everything from our
bank accounts to'our microwave ovens. Now, everything is
totally different. Now we're stockpiling macaroni and
cheese in the fear that the monetary system is going to col-
lapse and the government is going to carry out a totalitarian
takeover of the country. We're scared Uncle Sam is going to
hand us over to Third World tyrants and environmental

cause the.color became a fashion
rage. (Incidentally, the 1890's were
called the "Naughty nineties," I
guess because skirts went up a 1/2
inch or something.) Or maybe, like
the prohibition years, we'll get a
name like the "Roaring 20's."

Somebody in Britian did a survey
that said that most people prefer
the "Twenty-tens" to describe the
next decade. While it sounds OK
calendar-wise, it's mathematically
incorrect, as twenty tens is, of
course, 2000. I'm just sayin'.
Maybe we'll just call the time be-
tween 2010 and 2019 something that
describes it well; sort of like "Dis-
co decade" for the seventies, or
"The Reagan Years" for the 80's.

In that case, I vote for the "Second
American Revolution," the decade
in which the American people fi-
nally revolted and took back the
government from career bureau-
crats and lobbyists. Maybe the
2010s will be the time in which we
stand up for American principles,
for freedom, for our families, and
for integrity..baseball, the Ameri-
can flag, and apple pie and tell the
nanny-state regulators who want ta
tell us what we can eat, what car we

can drive, and even what day we
can water our own grass with our own wells--allfor our own
good, of course-- to get off the government teat and go get a
REAL job. Yeah, OK, I'm dreaming, I know, but it doesn't
hurt to throw a little optimism in every once in a while.

Whatever we finally decide to call it, let's try to make the
next ten years better than the last ten. There's not much we
can do about the economy, terrorism, world peace, global
warming or any of the other "big picture" things .All we
can do is to make the best of ourselves. Like Benjamin
Franklin said, "Be always at war'with your vices, at peace
with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better
man." Sounds like good adviceto me. Happy New Year!


ergy, and to bankrupt the
Treasury-and yet the Blue
Dog and so-called 'moderate'
Democrats have done noth-.
ing to stop the profligate fi-
nancial catastrophe unfold-
ing at the nation's Capi-

To be fair, a few
-, .. of the mem-
ers in the
r. ,analysis
did vote
Nay on
some of the more controver-
sial measures: Bobby Bright
(AL-CD2) voted Nay on 9 out
of the 12 votes. So did Walter
Minnick (ID-CD1). And Park-
er Griffith (AL-CD5), who
now caucuses with House
Republicans, voted Nay 7

Others, like Charlie Melan-
con (LA-CD3) and Glenn Nye
(VA-CD2) did not get religion
on spending until the Wax-
man-Markey "cap-and-tax"
bill of last summer. Then,
they proceeded to vote Nay
on the remainder of the ex-
pensive measures. Largely,
though, these five Represen-
tatives are the exception,
and not the rule.

Take the cases of Mark
Schauer (MI-CD7) and Dina
Titus (NV-CD3). Self-de-
scribed "moderates," they
voted against expanding the
national debt limit by $290
billion. Of course, that was
after voting in favor of every
single big-spending initia-
tive throughout the year, all
of which will place upward
pressure on the deficit.

Some members actually vot-
ed for every single con-
tentious measure they were
present for, according to the
analysis: Leonard Boswell

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(IA-CD3), Sanford Bishop
(GA-CD2), David Scott (GA-
CD13), Joe Baca (CA-CD43),
Dennis Moore (KS-CD3),
Jane Harman (CA-CD36),
Adam Schiff (CA-CD29),
Dennis Cardoza (CA-CD18), *
Henry Cuellar (TX-CD28),
Loretta Sanchez (CA-CD47),
Mike Thompson (CA-CD1),
Tim Bishop (NY-CD1), John
Hall (NY-CD19), Bob
Etheridge (NC-CD2), John
Spratt (SC-CD5), Ruben Hi-
nojosa (TX-CD15), and Steve
Kagen (WI-CD8).

In 2010, these members will
need to find some way of re-
straining Congress, before
the people report to the polls
in November to be the final
judges of their representa-
tives' austerity-and integri-
ty But, to do that, they'd
have to first wake up and
take note of the fact that
they slept through-or aided
and abetted-the greatest
robbery in American histo-

In the end, nobody will be-
lieve the Blue Dogs and oth-
er so-called "moderates" in
the House.Democrat Caucus
really stand for anything if
they cannot, in fact, stop

--printed with permission by

Editor's Note: In case you were
wondering, our Representa-
tive, Alan Boyd (D) voted for
the Stimulus plan of 2008
and for the "Cap and Trade"
bill, but voted against the
American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009,
and in November voted with
only 39 other democrats
against the Health Care Act.

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Outdoors & Law

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Tra il Ters

By Bonnie Wilson

This week's trail ride
seemed to be a bust due to
the weather conditions that
gave me absolutely no coop-
eration at all. The Sunday
morning ride was rained ,
out. Gosh I hate it when it
does that. I was really look-
ing forward to a trail ride
this weekend. Christmas
had come and gone just the
way it always does, in a hur-
ry Family time is precious
and I am thankful that I still
have a family to share that
special time with. But now
that it's over "lets ride!"
But since that was not possi-
ble it had me
thinking of a
trailride last
Christmas. It
went something
like this.
Stalls all in a
row, and horses
ready to go!
Sleigh bells were not ring-
ing; it was only my ears that
- were. Excitement filled the
air, as we dashed off on our
five-card-pick up poker run.
Randy, Fay and Leonora lead
the pack, with Bennie, Nan- -
cy, Ron, Debbie, Peggy and
myself running close be-
hind. Dave, Joe and Amy
brought up the rear. Grab
those envelops; five to be ex-
act and hanging neatly from
a tree branch, waiting to be
snatched. Dash away; dash
away, back along the trail!
Not a reindeer in sight, or...
a partridge in a pear tree, al-
though there were a few doe
and a buck or two on stand

Bennie Thomas and I sang
Christmas carols to our
horses, Willie and Dusty, as
we were in hot pursuit of a
winning poker hand. Al-
though we may have been a
little rusty, we did a chorus
or two of Silver Bells and
Bennie's favorite, Jingle
Bells. The horses liked our
singing mixed with giggling.
They seemed to enjoy our
crazy antics and off key
singing as we raced down
the trail: It sure was fun.
Back at the camp, it was
pretty cold so Bill, Phil and

Rowena, kept the fire going
while waiting for the rest of
us to arrive with our poker
hands. Fay won 1st place
and the other winners were,
Lenora, and Debbie.

I think the chase of getting
a card was as much fun as
winning a prize. It had to be
true because in the after-
noon Randy, Fay, Bennie,
Lenora and myself took a
ride down to the river by
horseback. It was really in-
credible. The conditions
were right for me, and
Dusty I am very proud to
say that we kept up with
everyone. Dusty did his
racking thing and I just
went along for the ride,
which I have to say was an
extraordinary ride. I
had a wonderful
time. Bennie and I
giggled through the
woods most all day.
Oh what fun that
was and it became
infectious to our
small group of sight-

The river was beautiful, and
very serene. It was enough
to take my breath away. I'm
so glad I was along to enjoy
such an exquisite sight. It
was a postcard worthy Ko-
dak moment for sure, but no
one remembered to bring a
camera. I learned a lot that
day, a day that Won't be for-
gotten. For instance, we saw
a sign that said "Attention
Alligators No Swimming".
Hmm... I did not know that
alligators could read. Who
would have guessed??? Sec-
ondly, don't forget to take a
camera with you.

Randy found a flip-flop stuck
in the mud by the riverbank.
He told us it belonged to a
one legged man who came to
be known as "Peg Leg" be-
cause he had a fight with a
gator and he lost one of his
legs. Now Randy, that was a
story you must tell at a -
campfire one dark night.
Arid if you would like to
come along and enjoy the
ride be sure to check us out
on the web at www.levy-

Until next time, happy trails
to you.

Our next Learn to Row '
course is scheduled for Jan-
uary 22-24th, 2010!

Rowing can be a lifelong
pursuit; it is easy on the
joints, adaptable
to many body sizes and lev-
els of athletic skill. Compet-
itive and recreational row-
ers range in age from 12 to
the late 90s. It is never
too soon or too late to learn
about this sport. Our Learn
to Row course provides an
introduction to the indoor.
rowing machines, sweep .,
rowing and sculling. The
course provides plenty of
individual attention and
time on the water.

Sculling is the type of row-
ing where each rower uses
two oars, one for each hand.
In sweep rowing, each row-

er has one oar.

Course Schedule:
January 22nd: 6-8pm, Indoor
Rowing Machine Lessons
January 23rd: 11am-3pm,
Sweep Rowing Lessons
January 24th: lpm-5pm,
Sculling Lessons

To enroll, contact Kelly
Bergdoll at kellyb@kbmo-
bilelabs.com, (352) 538-0721

Newnan's Lake, 7300 E Uni-
versity Ave. Directions

$125 which includes a $50
credit towards a GAR Mas-
ters membership

* Age:
The course is open to adults
ages 18 and older.

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,'Blind Side' pours on
the feel-good goo

An underprivileged teen be-
comes a football-field pow-.
erhouse in "The Blind /
Side," based on the true sto-
ry of Michael Oher, now a
player for the Baltimore
Ravens. .

The 2006 book from which it
springs combined Oher's in-
...spiring transformation with
an examination of how one par-
ticularfootball position, the left
offensive tackle, is vital to pro-
tecting the quarterback's "blind
side" from sneak-attack defen-
sive sacks.

Football may the thread that
runs throughout "The Blind
Side," but the movie is much
more interested in the heart-
tugging tale of how Oher left
behind a life of poverty, vio-
lence and foster-home despair
to become such a champ on the

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Several horseback riding
trails located on properties
owned by the Suwannee
River Water Management
District (SRWMD) are fea-
tured in a statewide eques-
trian guide.

Florida Equestrian Trails,
A Guide to Florida's Top
Equestrian Trails high-
lights more than 30 riding
trails located on public and
private lands throughout
Florida. The SRWMD prop-
erties included in the publi-
cation are the R.O. Ranch
Equestrian Park, the Mat-
tair Springs Tract and Dev-
il's Hammock Wildlife Man-
agement Area. The three
properties located in
Lafayette, Suwannee and
Levy counties respectively
provide some of the best
trail riding opportunities in
the SRWMD.

The brochure.was produced
by Visit Florida. The Flori-
da Department of Environ-
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Sandra Bullock dominates the
film as Leigh Anne Touhy, the
wealthy white Southern so-
cialite spitfire who takes the
black gentle giant into her ele-
gant Memphis home. She soon
comes to see that "Big Mike"
has the perfect combination of
bulk and protective instincts to
be a quarterback's best friend
on the offensive line. 4

Under this steel magnolia's
fiercely protective wing,
Michael becomes a hot-ticket
- recruitment prospect for nu-
merous major Southern univer-
sities. This provides the movie
an opportunity for cameos by
several current and former
NCAA head coaches, including
Phil Fulmer, Nick Saban and
Tommy Tuberville, playing
themselves as they come-a-
courtin' the young tackle.

Country singer Tim McGraw
has a good deal of screen time
but isn't really given anything
meaningful to do as feisty Leigh
Ann's submissive husband. Os-
car-winner Kathy Bates brings
her pro's touch to the scenes in
which she appears as a tutor.
Though there are bits of comic
relief, many provided by Leigh
Ann's young son, S.J. (Jae
Head), "The Blind Side" mainly
pours on the feel-good, senti-
mental goo.

But that can't cover its flaws.
The supposed main subject,
Oher (newcomer Quinton
Aaron, who lost 100 pounds to
arrive at his character's
weight of 350 or so), is relegat-
ed to the status of a looming,
mostly mute prop---a passive
recipient of Leigh Anne's
saintly good-heartedness. All
the characters are frustrating-
ly one-dimensional; they're
like one-note caricatures of
the people they're supposedly
representing. The residents in
Michael's other-side-of-town
neighborhood are all black-
ghetto stereotypes: druggies,.
alcoholics, dropouts, thugs.

When one of her upper-crust
girlfriends remarks how much
Leigh Anne's charity is chang-
ing Michael's life, there's a
pregnant pause before Leigh
Anne delivers her response.
"No," she says. "He's changing
mine." But we never see any-
thing change. The Leigh Ann at
the beginning is EXACTLY the
Leigh Anne at the end.
But this movie isn't interested
in those pesky details. It just
barges ahead, like Michael
Other steamrolling a defensive
lineman, on a mission to lift
your spirits---even if it has to
run you over in the process.
-Neil Pond, American Profile

of Greenways & Trails and
Division of Recreation and
Parks facilitated production
of the guide. Copies have
been distributed to parks
and trails throughout the

"We are pleased to be recog-
nized for our riding trails,"
said Edwin McCook, land
management specialist for
SRWMD. "It is our hope
that the publication will en-
courage more people to take
advantage of our public

To view the equestrian
guide visit www.mysuwan-
neeriver.com and click on
"SRWMD riding trails fea-
tured in statewide equestri-
an guide" and "Equestrian
Trails Brochure." For more
information about riding
trails on SRWMD lands vis-
and click on "Recreation" -
and "Best Recreational Op-

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statewide equestrian guide

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Sports & School



works on an Ag

in the Classroom


December 8th and 9th, 2009,
the 3rd through 5th graders
at Anderson Elementary
School in Cross City, Fl did
an exciting demonstration-
experiment using a chicken
bone and vinegar.

Why are the youth putting a
chicken bone in vinegar
you might ask? The youth
are learning about Calcium
phosphate and the impor-
tance this has on making
hard bones. When a chick-
en bone is placed in vinegar
and allowed to sit in this
liquid for several days, the
bone will begin to become
soft and bendable. Due to
the holidays quickly ap-
proaching the youth were
only able to leave their
bones in the jars for 3 days.
The end of the bones be-
came soft enough'where
they could feel the differ-
ence to know the vinegar
was removing the calcium
that is needed to keep the
bone hard. The entire bone
was beginning to feel very
different from when they
first touched the bone earli-
er that week.

The youth also learned the
difference in a demonstra-
tion and an experiment. The
demonstration part was
when they placed the bone
in the vinegar. After several
days and the youth took the
bones out of the vinegar to
see what changes occurred
and answer several ques-
tions, now this became an
experiment. They have the
following questions they

will answer also:
1. Does the length of
time the bone is in the vine-
gar affect how much the
bone bends?
2. Do smaller size
bones.become bendyy" soon-
3. Do different types of
vinegar affect how bendy
the. bones become?

To carry this one step far-
ther, I was told by a teacher,
if you take two longer
bones, and place them in a

jar of vinegar for about a
month or more, (the teacher
assured me the bones would
not totally dissolve) these
bones will become so soft
you will be able to tie them
in a knot together. Then al-
low them to dry out com-
pletely and they will once
again become hard. Now the
fun part, ask your friends ..
how could the bones became

intertwined with one anoth-
er. Unless your friends have
done this experiment them-
selves, they may not be able
to answer your question.

*The youth all received a
Florida Agriculture maga-
zine published by Ag in the
Classroom. This magazine
will be used to help them
study for FCAT testing, and
afterwards, they will be able
to bring this interesting
magazine home with them
and work on other activities

as well as some interesting
recipes they can prepare.
For instance, did you know
there is only one Rice Mill
in Florida? It is called Sem-
Chi Rice Mill which stands
for Seminole Chief. Take the
time to read this magazine
with your.child. There are
many interesting facts :,
packed'in this small paper.

January 2010

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Thank You from The
Class of 2013

The Class of 2013 would like
to say "Thank You" to all of
our local business and peo-
ple of our community for
their help and support dur-
ing the making of our first
class float. The class of 2013
is so lucky to have such
wonderful people sur:
rounding us and supporting
us through our high school
years. We also would like to
take the time the "thank"
the parents, grandparents,
and our classmates for nu-
merous hours they put into
building our class float, ban-
ner, and praticing for our
skit. We placed 3rd overall,

Lies Hardware
Flying Hawk
Ben Barber (use of head
Becky Bussard ( for her
many trips to wal-mart)



not bad for our first year!
The following is a list of the
business and people who do-
nated their time and effort,
for our gain.

VanAernam Logging (use of
trailer and facilities)
Dixie Chevrolet (use of

Vivian Webster ( putting our
skit together)
Marcy Byrd ( organizing our
Tammy Stemple ( organiz-
ing our banner and gather-
ing materials)
De Smith
Karen VanAernam (lunch

on banner work day)
Shamrock Sod (sod for the
Allen's Nursery ( use of tree
and shrubs)

The Class of 2013 would like
to say "Thank You" again.
We can only be as good as
those who surround us. So
"Thank You" again. We can
only be as good as those
who surround us. So
"Thank You" to everyone
who helped, big or small.
May our class have many
more wonderful years
working together as a team.
We are making memories
that we will never forget.

Thank You, Hayden Gay-

Class of 2013 Officers
President- Shelby Land
Vice President- Kyndel
Secertary- Shayna Chewn-
Treasurer-Cheyenne Stem-
Historian- Abby Hanchey
Reporter- Hayden Gay

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large corporations. You will at-
tract potential lovers, but be sure
that they're unattached. Socially,
you need a fast paced form of en-
tertainment. You can make mon-
ey if you concentrate on produc-
ing services that will make do-
mestic.chores easier. Your lucky
day this week will be Monday

TAURUS(Apr. 21- may 21 Prove
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circumstances will disrupt your
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motives. Your involvement in in-
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will be Tuesday.

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CANCER (June 22-July 22) Rela-
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disclosing information. Your
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you never realized existed. Invest-
ments concerning your residence
will be profitable. Put your energy
into your work or moneymaking
ventures rather than into your
emotional life this week. Be pre-
pared for an active but rewarding
day Your lucky day this week will
be Tuesday.

VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) Don't
get involved in expensive enter-
tainment that involves gambling.
Try to think things through. Con-
flicts over joint finances are likely.
You may want to get involved in
some kind of creative group. Your
lucky day this week will be Thurs-

LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) Your
leadership qualities will come in
handy. Be aware of deception
when it comes to your position,
and be sure not to jump to conclu-
sions. Your interest in religion
and philosophy may lead you to
specific destinations. Pamper
yourself; the self esteem it brings
you will be most gratifying. Your
lucky day this week will be Mon-
SCORPIO(Oct. 24 Nov. 22) Don't
let them blame you. Relatives may
play an important role in your so-
cial activities. You must make
them stand on their own two feet

regardless of how much you want
to make things better for them.
Try not to hesitate; act on your
initial instincts. Your lucky day
this week will be Sunday.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21)
Your lover may not under stand
your needs so you must figure out
a way to communicate them. You
can't always have your own way.
You can win points if you present
your ideas this week. You mustn't
make promises that you won't be
able to keep.
Your lucky day this week will be

CAPRICORN (Dec 22.- Jan. 20)
You should take good care of
your health; get lots of rest. Be
careful not to lead someone on if
you truly have no interest. You
have been going through a period
of change that no doubt caused
problems with your loved ones.
You can have a great time if you
go out with the one you love.Your
lucky day this week will be Satur-

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19)
You just hate waste, and When
someone else costs you dearly you
see red. Things may not be as har-
monious as you would like with
colleagues or employers this
week. You should be setting up in-
terviews or sending out your re-
sume this week. Debates will sti-
fle passion and result in estrange-
ment. Your lucky day this week
will be Friday.

PISCES You may have personal
problems, but professional duties
might be pressing. Include friends
and family members in your re-
decorating plans. It would be in
your best interest to stay away
from any intimate involvement
with a client or coworker. Your
ability to be practical in busi-
ness will help. Your lucky day
this week will be Thursday


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Christmas, Compassion
and Commodities

Christmas is a special time
in Steinhatchee, just as it is
in most of America, espe-
cially rural America.

Many people have gaily lit
their homes with lights and
wreaths and Santas and Na-
tivity scenes, Many are
looking forward to being
with loved ones from far
away or with special friends
that they only get together
and remember with Christ-
mas cards and Christmas
gatherings. Many are enjoy-
ing the seasonal eggnog and
licking their "every expand-
ing" chops for the Christ-
mas dinner that brings out
all the family's favorite
foods. What they may have
missed at Thanksgiving,
they are getting prepared to
eat at Christmas. Many will
be going to Mass or church
listen to Luke one more
time. It never gets old...the
old, old story.

But there are others among
us who wont be having such
a happy Christmas. There
are the old and lonely.
There are the young and
poor. There are the home-
less and the helpless; the
disabled and the shut ins,
the single mothers or fa-
thers or grandparents rais-
ing grandchildren who have
somehow been left in the
cracks of a society gone a
bit haywire. There are the
depressed and the mentality
ill who may want to be hap-
py and know they should be
happy; but,they just aren't;
and they just can't. There
may be a million reasons;
but the hurt and estrange-
ment they feel is very real.

Steinhatchee is fortunate,.
that there are loving volun-
teers trying to look after
these lost souls or at least
feed their hungry bodies.
The Steinhatchee Commotli-
ties Program works year
round to help feed the hun-
gry in Steinhatchee. The
Coordinator, Bobbie Ride-
out, has a group of faithful
volunteers who help put the
"care" packages together
and distribute to the needy.
Ann Taaffe, Cindy Rowe,
Ellen Denny, Jan Payne,
Willa Wood, Darlene Looby,
Beverly Stager, Patsy Blin-
strup, Tony Fardies, Connie

Colon, Bobbi McKimmy,
Donna Turcer and Bobbi
Cannon are regular helpers.
Bob Puckett takes the card-
board to0 19 Xgycling bin at
the dur iWt(ophqrs in the
community pitch in from
time to time as needed.
The first distribution of
commodities was in May
2004, Thirty-nine house-
holds with sixty-four people
were served. The first
"Brown Bag" Senior distrib-
ution was in July 2004.
Twenty-six households and
forty people were served. In
December 2009, one hundred
and fourteen households
were served with two hun-
dred and forty-eight people.
The Senior "Brown Bag"
distribution in December of
2009 was fifty-five house-
holds and ninety-one people.
. In five years the list has
more than doubled. With
economic bad times, it is
only going to worsen..

The majority of the food is
provided by America's Sec-
ond Harvest of the Big
Bend. Donations help to
pay for things not provided
particularly canned fruit.
Donations have been gener-
ous by Fellowship Baptist
Church, the Steinhatchee
Chamber of Commerce,
Frank Russell, Paul and Su-
san Dyal, Jack and Janice
Tedder, Mark and Dana.
Southerland, Bummy and
June Williams, Bruce
Ratliff, A Hair Shop, Patti
Koehler, Perry Auto Parts-
Cross City, and anonymous
donations. Just recently do-'
nations of food were made
by Sharon Downing and
John Becker. The United
States Department of Agri-
culture provides an alloca-
tion as well. The "Brown
Bag" program is strictly for
seniors and has been one of
the most successful pro-
grams. This is different .
from the Commodities pro-
gram but both are allocated
by Second Harvest.

If you have an interest in
volunteering or would like
to donate food and/or mon-
ey, please call Bobbie Ride-
out at 352-498- 2382 for fur-
ther information.

Have a blessed Christmas
and think of sharing with
those who may need your
helping hand.

Susan Curtis

FWC announces blue
crab trap area closure

The harvest of blue crabs
from traps will not be al-
lowed from Jan. 5 through
Jan. 14 in all waters of
Franklin County west to the
Florida-Alabama border, ex-
cept all waters of the
Ochlockonee River and
Ochlockonee Bay This clo-
sure will give authorized
groups the opportunity to
identify and retrieve lost
and abandoned blue crab
traps from the coastal and
inland waters in this area.

All commercial and recre-
ational blue crab traps with-
in 3 nautical miles from
shore and in the inland wa-
ters of Franklin County
west to the Florida-Alabama
border, except all waters of
the Ochlockonee River and
Ochlockonee Bay, must be
removed before the start of
the 10-day closed period.

The harvest of blue crabs by
other gear, such as dip nets
and fold-up traps, will still
be permitted during the 10-
day closure. Blue crab har-
vesters also may use stan-
dard blue crab traps if the
traps are attached to private

Sport fishing for greater
amberjack set to reopen
in Gulf federal waters
The recreational harvest of
greater amberjack from federal
waters in the Gulf of Mexico
will reopen on Jan. 1. Federal
waters extend beyond 9 nautical
miles from shore in the Gulf off
Florida. The National Marine ..
Fisheries Service closed the

Atlantic grouper and red
snapper seasons close

The recreational and com-
mercial harvest of shallow-
water groupers (including
gag, black grouper, red
grouper, scamp, red hind,
rock hind, coney, graysby,
yellowfin grouper, yellow-
mouth grouper and
tiger grouper) -
will close
from Jan. -'K

through '
April 30 in
Atlantic Ocean fed-
eral waters. In addi-
tion, the recreational and
commercial harvest of red
snapper will close from Jan.
4 through June i in Atlantic
federal waters. Federal wa-
ters extend beyond 3 nauti-
cal miles from shore in the
Atlantic off Florida.

The National Marine Fish-
eries Service implemented
these closures in federal wa'
ters to address overfishing
of grouper and red snapper
in the Atlantic. The clo-
sures also apply to people on
board a vessel for which a

The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) has cited lost
and abandoned blue crab
traps as a problem in the
blue crab fishery because
they can continue to trap
crabs and fish when they.
are not maintained. They
also can be unsightly in the
marine environment, dam-
age sensitive habitats and
pose navigational hazards to
boaters on the water.

Lost and abandoned traps
cannot easily be distin-
guished from legal traps so
they often remain in the wa-
ter indefinitely The 10-day
closure will enable FWC-au-
thorized groups to collect
lost and abandoned blue
crab traps that remain in
the water during the closed

Six regional 10-day blue
crab trap closures take place
in Florida at different times
during the year. More infor-
mation regarding the FWC's
trap retrieval program, blue
crab trap closure dates, reg-
ulations, and how you can
participate in cleanup
events is available ponline at
Traps. You also can contact
FWC's trap retrieval coordi-
nator, Kyle Miller, at 850-487-

recreational harvest of greater
amberjack in these waters on
Oct. 24. Gulf state waters
(within 9 nautical miles from
shore) were not closed and re-
main open to the recreational
harvest of greater amberjack.
Recreational angleirs may keep
one greater amberjackpf at
least 30 inches fork length daily
per person in Gulf waters off
Florida, and the fish must be
landed in a whole condition.

federal commercial or char-
ter/headboat permit for the
South Atlantic snapper-
grouper fishery has been is-
sued, regardless of whether
the fish are harvested or
possessed.in state or federal

In addition, the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) recently
approved a rule, consistent
Swit h federal

the recreation-
'" "-.. al and com-
mercial har-
vest of shallow-water
groupers (including gag,
black grouper, red grouper,
scamp, red hind, rock hind,
coney, graysby, yellowfin
grouper, yellowmouth
grouper and tiger grouper)
from Jan. 19 through April
30 in Atlantic and Monroe
County state waters this
year. This closure will be-
gin on Jan. 1 in subsequent

State waters in the Atlantic
(inside 3 nautical miles
from shore) will remain
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honor of her parents, Mahlon and Beverly McKinney. This
bench is located next to the creek by the community center,
and is one of around 20 to be placed in various locations in
Suwannee. Most will be placed along CR 349 near the new

The bench reads, "For they loved God and Suwannee-
Mahlon & Beverly McKinney." Mahlon McKinney was in-
strumental in the development of Suwannee and main-
tained a house on Leon Drive. Many of the "old" street
names in Suwannee were named after his family: Carol and
Candy streets were named after his daughters, and Norris
Canal was named after his brother.

Strengthen your community

through blood donation

Steinhatchee, Fla. The strength of a community depends
on its health, and its health partially depends on an ade-
quate blood supply. Steinhatchee Community invites resi-
dents to do their part to ensure a safe and adequate blood
supply for the community when they team up with Life-
South Community Blood Centers to host a blood drive on
Friday, January 8. Stop by the bloodmobile at Mason's Mar-
ket between the hours of .11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and make a con-
tribution that can save up to three lives in local hospitals.
Make it your New Year resolution to give blood and save

January is National Blood Donor Month. "Please take time
to give," said Joyce Higgins, donor consultant for Life-
South. Donors are asked to eat a healthy meal, particularly
breakfast, and drink plenty of fluids before donatfig.'Ali.
donors will receive a recognition item and a complimenhtaryy
cholesterol screening. 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)

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
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coming year. The blac
We all have our New Year's peas represent coins.
traditions. Some of them are collard greens represe
meaningful, like a resolu- per money and the cor
tion to change something in bread represents gold
your life. I love to watch the insured of good luck f
old movies when there is a entire year you must
countdown and everyone least 365 black-eyed pe
kisses the New Year in. New Year's Day I shot
Some traditions are made in the luckiest gal in.the
the spur of the moment and I love black-eyed peas!
then you are stuck with

them year after year.

One year after a dare my
husband ran around the
house in his skivvies. He
ran through some mud and
had to stop to wash his feet
off with the water hose. It
was freezing cold. I have'
rarely laughed so hard. I
don't think he realized that
the kids would decide this
was a tradition. We have .
done other things to bring in
the New Year but none have
lived through the years.

Did I mention we live
smack in the middle of town
with neighbors? He claims
he. won't do it anymore but
if you are in the neighbor-
hood you might want to shut
your blinds. .

Well, another tradition we
follow is black-eyed peas,
collard greens and corn-
bread on New Year's Day. I
googled why this was a tra-
dition and I think it is-so in-
teresting why this is a
Southern custom. When
Sherman came to the South
and destroyed or stole crops
he ignored the humble
black-eyed pea. So when the
South began to rebuild, the
black-eyed pea was an im-
portant crop for the surviv-
ing Confederates.

Today we eat this menu for
luck, and prosperity in the


If you are looking for
ferent way to serve up
lucky meal or to use u
some of the leftovers t
the way to go!

2 cans of black eyed p
. cooked black eyed pea
1 1b. Bulk sausage
1 green bell pepper dic
1 small onion chopped
1 garlic clove .
1 can tomatoes
% tsp. Oregano
2 tsp rosemary
Salt and pepper to tasi

Cook sausage, 'onion a
bell pepper til done. D
off fat. Add garlic, tor
black eyed peas and se
ings. Simmer for 15 m
My husband can't eat
peppers so I replace ce
for the bell pepper. If3
are using your cooked
you may need to add s
liquid as this may be t
without the juice
from the canned peas.

I am not a huge fan of
bread so I make this cc
role instead. It's my da
ters favorite.

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. To be 1 can whole kernel corn,
for an drained
eat at 1 stick butter melted
eas on 2 eggs
uld be 8 oz. Sour cream
world! 2 boxes Jiffy corn muffin

Mix melted butter with eggs
and sour cream. Stir in the
a dif- cans of corn and muffin
your mix. Mix well and bake in a
ip 12X13 baking dish at 350 de-
this is : agrees for 35 minutes or til
golden brown. You may
Want to add the sour cream
to the melted butter before
you add the eggs. If the but-
ter is too hot it will scram-
eas (or ble the eggs and that is not
s) what you want!


When you are cooking your
greens grate a little nutmeg
into them when you add
te your seasonings. It just adds
just a little extra something.
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Florida CFO Alex Sink to-
day commended the Florida
Supreme Court order rec-
ommending a statewide
managed mediation pro-
gram for Florida's home-

"With Florida facing the
worst foreclosure crisis in
the nation, our state must
take meaningful action to
help Floridians stay in their
homes, and I commend the
work of the Task Force and
Supreme Court," said CFO
Sink. "Requiring a uniform
mediation program is an
important step to improve
communication between
homeowners and their
lenders, something vitally
important as we work to
provide real relief to strug-
gling residents."

CFO Sink has started two
initiatives to bring real, tan-
gible help to Florida home-
owners facing foreclosure,
including the Florida Hous-
ing Help initiative that
holds workshops for home-
.owners across the state. In
2009, CFO Sink's Depart-
ment of Financial Services
held 79 Florida Housing
Help workshops across
Florida, helping more than
12,000 Florida homeowners
connect with their lenders
or housing counselors.

CFO Sink also called for the
Creation of the Florida At-
torneys Saving Homes pro-
gram, which pairs volun-
teer lawyers With Florida
homeowners who are be-
hind on their mortgage pay-
ments, to help these home-
owners try and find solu-

Over 1,000 lawyers across
the state have volunteered
their time for the program.

Details on CFO Sink's work
to help Florida's homeown-
ers and a calendar of up-
coming Florida Housing
Help workshops can be
found at:


Every New Year, many
smokers resolve to kick the
habit but older smokers may
have a leg up on their
younger counterparts, ac-
cording to Florida State Uni-
versity researchers who de-
veloped an intensive 16-week
cessation program.

Psychology professors Na-
talie Sachs-Ericsson and
Brad Schmidt surveyed 88
smokers participating in the
cessation prograMn and- .
found that olddAioklJfW 1p
were more likely'tff itWJ" -
health concerns as the rea-
son they wanted to quit,
while younger smokers were
more motivated by financial
reasons or the desire to
prove their self-control:

"Many of the.older smokers
have significant health prob-
lems," Schmidt said. "When
there is the combination of
a health issue and distress
about that issue, we see a
high motivation to quit.
Young people intellectually
understand the health risks
of smoking, but these risks
do not appear to be suffi-
ciently salient in terms of
what it takes to get them to

Consequently, it's the older
smokers defined as those
55 and older who are hav-
* ing more success in quit-
ting.' Of 37 participants 19
of whom were over 55 and 18
younger who had com-
pleted a follow up at least*
one month after the treat-
ment, 68.4 percent of the
older participants were
smoke-free versus 44.4 per-
cent of younger smokers.

"The older smokers have so
much more work to do b6 .
cause they have been smok-
ing longer, smoke more and
are more addicted," Sachs-

Florida's Lifeline Enrollment
Increases Dramatically

The number of Floridians
who benefit from the Lifeline
Assistance program grew by
236 percent this year, accord-
ing to the Florida Public Ser-
vice Commission's (PSC) An-
nual Lifeline Report. The
Lifeline program makes tele-
phone service more afford-
able for low-income resi-

As of June 30, 2009, 618,774
eligible residents participat-
ed in the Lifeline program,
an increase of more than
434,800 participants over the
previous year. In its 2009 re-
port sent to the Governor
and the Legislature, the PSC
attributed increased Lifeline
participation to the automat-
ic enrollment process initiat-
ed in April 2007 by the PSC
and Florida's Department of
Children and Families and to.
the significant enrollment of
new Lifeline customers by

Ericsson said. "They are
very distressed about their
health. But it is this very
distress and concern for
their health that plays a piv-
otal role in their motivation
to quit."

The findings are significant
because current treatment
plans do not consider differ-
ent motivations for quitting
across the lifespan, accord-
ing to Schmidt and Sachs-
Ericsson. They are now de-
veloping a proposal for a
unique new treatment plan
that specifically targets old-
er smokers.

Cigarette smoking is the
leading cause of preventable
death and disability in
North America, but over-
coming nicotine addiction is
very difficult without a mul-
tifaceted strategy such as
the one the Florida State
program employs, according
to Schmidt.

The researchers, in collabo-
ration with College of Medi-
cine Assistant Professor
Mary Gerend, developed the
cessation program with a
$375,000, three-year grant
from the James and Esther
King Biomedical Research
Program. It includes educa-
tion, group sessions with a
therapist and nicotine re-
placement therapy, also
known as "the patch."

Daily smokers between the
ages of 18 and 65 who are in
good health are eligible to
participate in the program.
Participants are expected to
attend screening appoint-
ments, weekly group ses-
sions and follow-up appoint-
ments. In return, they will
receive free nicotine patches
and can earn up to $120 for
taking part in the assess-

For more information, call
the Anxiety and Behavioral
: Health Clinic at (850) 645-
1766 or visit www.anxiety-

SafeLink, a prepaid wireless
phone provider.

Under the federal Lifeline
program, telephone cus-
tomers who participate in
certain public assistance pro-
grams are entitled to receive
a basic telephone service dis-
count of at least $13.50 per
month, a savings of $162 per
year. Link-Up Florida (Link-
Up) provides a 50 percent re-
duction in the telephone ser-
vice installation charge, up
to a maximum of $30, for
qualifying households that
do not currently have tele-
phone service.

A family whose income is at
or below 150 percent of the
federal poverty level guide-
lines may also qualify. For a
family of four, this require-
ment is a maximum monthly
income of $2,756.Applying
for Lifeline is easy Informa-
tion is available at www.flori-
dapsc.com and www.flori-
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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

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

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

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

3 BR house for rent 350.00 a
month, call 498-4186 356-1332

House For Rent 2BR 1Bath. I take
section 8. Call 498-0164

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

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

1 BR House in Cross City 385.00 a
month has City water. Call 356-

For Rent 3BR 2Bath double wide
MH 500.00 1st and last sectary. 17
100 sq foot avable after Feb. 1,
2010. Call 578-5709

FOR SALE Mobile home 14x60
2br, 2 bath, on 2 acres, in Cross
City, for $48,000. Contact 352-

bath, built '88 on 1 acre .off 349,
2 car garage, 2 carports, shed,
furnished, handicapped ramp.
Includes '78 motorcycle..
$75,000. 542-8506.

383 stroke chevy 4 bolt mains
hi block eagle crank and rods
993 heads z-28 value springs 230
480. Cam victor Jr intake 750
double pumper mallory billet
dist taylor wires 2800.00 or obo
mower oil pan and pump. call

For Sale Washer and Dryer
75.00 For both. Call 498-5785

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

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

Looking for a dirt
cheap girl goat, Niger-
ian or Nubian, for
companion for lonely
boy goat. Prefer de- -
livery Email Kathy at

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MENT! Get rid of that iron,
odor, and hard water! WATTS
has the water treatment that will
give you clean healthy water to
cook with and to drink for the
entire family. I guarantee our
systems to remove the iron,
odors and give you pure clean
water. No more iron spots or
dingy clothes. Financing avail-
able with little or no money
down and low payments. We
have systems for every budget
including buying or renting
your equipment. For all of your
water problems call your local
WATTS dealer DAVID. B.
DOWNING (352) 356-0474 or (352)
498-2449. We service what we
sell! A member of the Florida
Quality Water.

Since 1985. Please call
Pastor Jim Hurst.
(352) 498-3023
(352) 356-3831

North Central Florida for 16
years. Open Tuesday-Friday 8-4.
Saturday 8-12 or call for appoint-
ment anytime. located on 512 Av-
enue (behind McCrabb Church) 7
m lies North of Old Town on Hwy
349. 542-3432 or toll free 1-877-542-
3232 ufn

25507 US 19 OLD TOWN FL..

resentative Danielle Ridgeway
352-463-7036 OR 352-221-6010

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

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 fu their 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:

KIRBY VAC comes with 12 at-
tachments, 4 bags, I 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

12 passenger van with handicap
access 1800.00. call 498-4186 356-

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

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

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

Deep 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 TVs. 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.

06 90cc Polaris 2 stroke 4 wheeler.
Runs great 600.00 or obo
08 KTM 5cc race ready dirt bike
less then 3 hours ride time
1000.00 or obo call Jeremy or
Brook 498-0873 or 578-5456

FOR SALE: One Arctic 3500 sled,
4,500,000,000,000,000 miles, still
looks and runs good. Cherry
Red, 8 harnesses included. Co-
coa maker, built in satellite nagi-'
vation. Email Nick at
table with 8 chairs, China Cabi-
net/hutch. $800 obo Serious
callers only 498-2826

I contaminated cocaine, heroin

The Florida/USVI Poison In-
formation Center Jack-
sonville has issued an alert
to all emergency depart-
ments in its geographic area
to be on the alert for severe
neutropenia or agranulocyto-
sis in persons who use co-
caine or heroin. These ef-
fects on the white blood cells
'are purportedly due to the
contaminant "levamisole"
mixed in with these street'
drugs. As part.of surveil-
lance efforts mounted by the
Florida Department of
Health and the Centers
for Disease Control and Pre-
vention (CDC), the poison
center has requested emer-
gency departments to report
any such cases occurring in
the cocaine or heroin abus-
ing population.

Levamisole is used as a de-
worming agent in veterinary
medicine and is currently ap-'
proved for use in cattle,
sheep and swine. It has also
been used for treating au-
toimmune diseases and can-
cer, but is no longer an ap-
proved drug for human use
in the United States.

Neutropenia is defined as an
abnormally low level of
white blood cells, used by the
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more severe, with a danger-
ously low level of these pro-
tective white blood cells.

"We are responding to this
request from the public'
health agencies to help iden-
tify and characterize the dis-
order, as well as informing
the general public of tliis ,
hazard," stated Dr. Jay
Schauben, director of the
Florida/USVI Poison Infor-
mation Center Jacksonville.
"The information that is be-
ing gathered will be used to
formulate and target public
health prevention messages.

The Drug Enforcement Ad-
ministration (DEA) reportd
that as of July 2009, 69% of
the cocaine supply seized
before arriving in the U.S.
contained levamisole. The
DEA also reported that ap-
proximately 3% of the hero-
in they have tested is also .
contaminated with lev-

If you suspect a poisoning
has occurred, or if you have
questions concerning poison.
ings, immediately call
the Poison Center at 1-800-
222-1222 (24 hours a day).
When the problem is poison,
the answer is poison
control. Call for your free
phone sticker or refrigerator'
magnet so that you may have
the number readily


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-

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Enjoy working outdoors?
Like to earn a good in-
come? Consider welding at
Lake City Community Col-
lege. Classes begin Janu-
ary 6, 2010. Financial aid
available. No high school
diploma required. We have
day, night and Saturday
class. Register now
through December 16 or
January 4-5. Call (386) 754-
4214 for details.


Enjoy doing repairs? Like
to earn a good income
and/or Start your busi-
ness? Consider
Heating/AC and Commer-
cial Refrigeration at Lake
City Community College.
Classes begin January 6,
2010. Financial aid avail-
able. No high school diplo-
ma required. We have day
and night classes. Regis-
ter now through Decem-
ber 16 or January 4-5. Call
(386) 754-4214 for details.


Qualified applicants should be
able to make minor and major
mechanical repairs on a vari-
ety of gasoline and diesel-pow-
ered equipment; perform weld-
ing repair, modification and
. fabrication of equipment and
facilities; routine servicing
and perform related duties as
required. Job may require op-
erating trucks and trailers to
haul non-functioning heavy,
equipment. Class A CDL de-
sired with Equipment Opera-
tor experience being a plus.

Duties include work ranging
from small items to construc-
tion equipment, maintaining
work records of equipment re-
pair, as well as maintaining
equipment safety records and
perform other duties as needed
or necessitated by employer.

This is a full-time position,
Monday through Friday, 7AM
to 3:30 PM. Starting pay is
* $9.75 per hour. Any questions
may be directed to Howard
Reed at (352)498-1239. Dixie
County is an Equal Opportuni-
ty Employer and Drug Free
Workplace.- Applications can
be obtained and must be sub-
mitted to the Dixie Board of
County Commissioners office
located at 214 NE 351 Highway
Cross City, Florida, by 5 PM on
Thursday, January 7,2009.


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The Dixie County Advocate Thursday December 31, 2009

Stuff to Do

Lower Suwannee
National Wildlife Refuge.
Nature Walks
Our first Nature
Walk in the New Year will
be at Shired Island on Jan-
uary 4th, 2010. This winter
I am alternating the walks
between Levy and Dixie
Counties. This has been a
success as there have been
more people participating.
The December
walk took us to the end of
Cabin Road which is off the
Loop road on the Lower
Suwannee NWR on the
Levy county side. Although
we did not see too many
birds, we saw some inter-
esting plants and an insect.
The insect was a salt marsh
walking stick which is sim-
ilar to all the walking
sticks but seemed to me to
have a heavier body than
most of this species.
The walk
at Shited
will be
around /
that / '..
with the
nity of
seeifig shore birds, possibly
White Pelicans and perhaps
some of the passerines
that spend the winters
here. To get to Shired Is-
land one has to go to Cross
City and take 351 left to-
ward Horseshoe Beach,
turn left again at 357 and
continue to a parking lot on
your right. We will meet
there but I would appreci-
ate an RSVP so that I know
how many to expect and
will be able to give more
precise directions.
You can reach me, Joan
Stephens, at 352-463-1095 or
by email...jstep624@hot-



, For two weekends each year,
the Alachua County Fair-
grounds comes to life as
Gainesville celebrates the
24th Annual Hoggetowne
Medieval Faire excitement.
The clear blasts of trumpets
mingle with the laughter of
children as the kingdom of
Hoggetowne opens its gates
on January 30-31 & Febuary
5-7, 2010. Dancers and
singers in period garb per-
form to delighted crowds.
Artisans sell their fine
wares while a variety of
merchants such as; black-
smiths demonstrate their
skills. Magicians amaze
crowds with their secret
arts. Full-armored knights
. battle one another from
horseback for the honor of
the King and Queen. Watch
as Robin Hood and his Mer-
ry Men match wits with
King John in a human chess
game on a living chess-
board. This is the Hogge-
towne Medieval Faire, one of
Gainesville's most beloved
The theme of this year's
Faire, "In the Days of Robin
Hood," allows visitors to
travel back to a period when
damsels were distressed and
knights rode to the rescue.
Although the origins of this
story are lost in the mists of
time, it continues to, enchant
the young and old alike to
this-very day Fairgoers are
encouraged to arrive early
because during the first 30
minutes each day visitors
are welcomed at the en-
trance by a gathering of
every performer, actor and
, character. Linda Piper, Festi-
val Coordinator, echoes the
sentiments of many when
she asserts that this unique
"meet and greet" time is her
favorite part of the day.
Entertainment and Educa-
tion: Hand in Hand
On School Day, Friday Janu-
ary 30, thousands of chil-
dren will come to the Faire
to take a field trip back in
time and learn about the
medieval era firsthand.
Schools from all over Flori-
da take this day as a chance
to learn all about medieval
times in an engaging, educa-
tional environment. As King
William of Hoggetowne so
often says, "In Hoggetowne,
my good people, the pen is
mightier than the sword!"

Benefit dinner for '



January 8th
@ Cross City Park
Menu: BBQ Chicken,
Baked Beans, Cole
Slaw, Desert and Drink

School Day,
This is a great opportunity
for students studying the
Middle Ages to experience
what this time period was
really like. Schools, home
schools and groups with spe-
cial needs can receive dis-
counted entrance fees by
pre-registering, as well as a
free educational guide filled
with activities for before
and after the Faire. Also, on
Friday all admission is half
price and individuals with
disabilities are admitted
The City of Gainesville De-
partment of Parks, Recre-
ation and Cultural Affairs is
now recruiting volunteers
for the Faire. For two con-
secutive weekends, tucked
away in the, enchanted forest
,of the Alachua County Fair-
grounds a medieval market-
place comes to life as
trbupes of actors; street per-;
formers and musician's
journey back to the days of
yore. The success of the
Faire depends heavily on the
commitment of dedicated
volunteers, and we need
your help to make the
Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
as spectacular as ever!
Volunteer Activities:
Distribute programs,
stamp hands or take tickets
at the entrance gates, greet-
ing thousands of guests as
they come to enjoy .the mag-
ic of Hoggetowne.
Lend a hand at the Chil-
dren's Art and Essay Pavil-
ion, where Hoggetowne
showcases the talent and

skill of more than 300 pieces
of art work from area stu-
Individually greet artists
and relieve them for breaks
by booth sitting.
To be a part of the Hogge-
towne Medieval Faire,
please return the volunteer
signup form by Wednesday,
January 13.
Email to piperlr@cityof-
Fax to 352-334-2249
Call Linda Piper at 352-
Mail forms to:
Hoggetowne Medieval
City of Gainesville Cul-
tural Affairs
Sta. 30, P.O. Box 490
Gainesville, FL 32602

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




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Children of tobacco users are twice as likely to use it themselves. Quit today, for his sake as weir as your own.
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Special Speaker at Lighthouse
Word Church on Sunday

Pastor Jacinto Sims, one of the nation's most sought after
Worship Leaders, will be speaking at Lighthouse Word
Church on Sunday, Jan. 3rd at the 10:30 am Service. Pastor
Sims has been privileged to have led worship for ministries
such as Myles Munroe, Joyce Meyers, Clint Brown, Juanita
Bynum, Ron Kenoly, John Bynum and many more. Those
who have experienced Pastor Sims' ministry have wit-
nessed firsthand a tangible touch of God's presence, which
is both refreshing and life changing.

For more information, please call 4931554. A nursery will
be provided for the service.

New Prospect Baptist
Church News

Happy Birthday, Jesus!
Did you and your family
celebrate our Savior's
birthday with loved ones
and remember what the
season is really about?
On Wednesday, December
23 Brother Billy spoke
from Luke 2:1 that we
need to be mindful about
what Christmas is really
about. Since there was
no room in the inn, Mary.
and Joseph sought shel-
ter in the animal stable.
Just as then, there are
many people today who
have no time or no room
for Jesus. There are still
religious people like the
innkeeper, who have no
room in their business,
their home or their heart
for Jesus. Many people
today do not have time to
read God's Word, to pray,
to witness, to attend wor-
ship services or to glorify
God. For many Jesus is
the last thing on their
mind when he ought to
be first!

In Sunday school Sunday
morning, we studied in
Philippians 2:5-11 and
discussed that Jesus will-
ingly laid aside the glory
of heaven and came to
earth as the divine-hu-
man Redeemer. He paid
the ultimate price. No
other religion can speak
of God coming as a man
to be the Suffering Ser-
vant, the One who would
die in our place and then
rise from the dead to pro-
vide salvation for us as
undeserving sinners. Be-
cause of this sacrifice,
no other way to God ex-
ists. He came as an inno-
cent baby placed in a
manger. The angels ap-
peared to the shepherds,
the lowliest of people, to
show that Jesus came for

Sunday morning Brother
Billy spoke from John
3:16-18 that emphasized
why Jesus came. Have
you accepted Jesus as
your Savior?

Sunday night Bible study
was a lively discussion
that reminded each of us
we need to stand up for
Jesus. Too many times
we take our right to go to
God in prayer, to witness
to others, and to speak up
for Jesus for granted.

Sunday night, Brother
Billy shared that Christ-
mas is about God making
a way for us to come to
Him. Jesus was born to
provide a way to cover
our sins. There is no oth-
er name under Heaven by
which you can he saved.
You must be born again.
Each of us is accountable
to God. We are each go-
ing to die and each one
will face judgment.

I want that positive rela-
tionship with Jesus as
my Lord when I face
God's judgment! I want
the blood of Jesus to cov-
er my sins and wash
them white as snow.
Only Jesus can open the
Book of Life, and if you
don't know him, your
name won't be there.

Wednesday night, Decem-
ber 30, 2009 will be the
last church service for
2009. We plan to sing and
glorify God and then
share our testimonies of
all the blessings that God
Hias bestowed upon us in
2009. Please join us.
We'd love to have you.


Patsy Marie Compton

MS. PATSY MARIE COMPTON, formerly of Cross City,
.passed away Friday, December 25, 2009 at St. Vincent's
Medical Center in Jacksonville. She was 66.

Ms. Compson was born in Jacksonville but lived most of
her life in Dixie County. She lived in Mayo for a short
time before moving to Williston 6 months ago. She at-
tended New Prospect Baptist Church in Old Town and
Church of Jesus Christ in Horseshoe Beach. She enjoyed
working with flowers and writing poems.

She is survived by sons, Ty Compton of Chiefland, FL and
Travis Roy Compton of Greenville, NC and brothers, Billy
(Connie) Kight and Ray Kight, both of Jacksonville, FL.

A visitation will be held at the funeral home between the
hours of 6 and 8 PM Tuesday evening, December 29, 2009.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 30,
2009 at 11:00 AM at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Billy Robson and Rev. James Butler offi-
ciating. Interment will follow at Butler Cemetery in
Horseshoe Beach, FL. Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross,
CityFlorida, 352-498-5400.


George A. Delaino, Jr.

George A. Delaino Jr. 55 of Dallas, Georgia, passed away
on December 26, 2009 in Lakeland, FL. Mr. Delaino-was
born in Cedar Key, Florida and served his country in the
US Navy for 8 years moving from California to Georgia in
1991. George was a 1973 graduate of Cedar Key High
School. He enjoyed Old time Rock-n-Roll, Country Music,
all of the outdoors, fishing, gardening, fly fishing, Arts
and Craft and playing the guitar. He was a member of the
Cedar Key Church of Christ.

He is survived by his parents, George and Laura Delaino
of Cedar Key, George Delaino III of Phoenix, AZ, brothers
Timothy Delaino of Williston and Jay Delaino of Emer-
son, GA, Long time partner, Edwina Brown of Dallas, GA,
nephews Clayton, Dominic and Isaac Delaino.

Memorial Services will be on Wednesday, December 30,
2009 at 2pm at the Cedar Key Church of Christ. Arrange-
ments are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Ser-
vices 1301 N. Young Blvd. Chiefland, Florida 32626 (352)
493-0050. On Line condolences may be sent through our
k site at www.hiers-baxleycom


SSunday.-was aver_ spe- _
"'cial day at Faith. In Bro.
Jackie's absence, Justin
Bello.t brought the morn-
ing message. He did a
fantastic job. We're all so
proud of you Justin.
Keep up the good work
for the Lord.

Sunday night, Don Win-
stead brought the
evening message.
Wednesday night, Bro.
Buddy Britton will lead
prayer meeting.

Remember this week to
pray for the less fortu-
nate, the sick, the be-
reaved and especially the
lost. We want to let our
visitors know how spe-
cial they are and that we
welcome them back any-
time. If you are looking
for a church home, we in-
vite you to join ours and
if you were just passing
through, we invite you
back anytime to worship
with us.

We hope you all had a
very merry Christmas
and that your New Year
will be happy, healthy
and prosperous. Let's

Please study the plan of

Hebrews 5:9,11:6 John 14:6
Romans 1:16 Acts 4:12
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Romans 10:9-10 Matthew 10:32-33

Matthew 28:18-19
Romans 6:3-7
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 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

all make a New Year's
Resolution to be more
. faithful and come out for
Sunday School, Church
and Prayer Meeting each
week. Invite someone to
come with you and let's
see how many people we
can reach in the new

Roy George Karageorge

MR. ROY GEORGE KARAGEORGE of Steinhatcee passed
away Tuesday, December 22, 2009.

Mr. Karageorge was born on September 12, 1927 in Pi-
raeus, Greece to Effie and George Roy Karageorge. The
family immigrated to the USA in 1935. Entering New
York City through Ellis Island, they
came to reside in Tarpon Springs,
Florida. In 1941, the Kara-
george family came to Stein
hatchee. At 18 years of age,
Roy joined the U.S. Army .
Medical Core, serving from -'
1945 -1947. When he re-
turned to Steinhatchee, Roy .
became a Commercial Fish-'
erman until 1969. He and
his family established Roy's
Restaurant, serving the pub-
lic until 2005.

He is survived by his wife of 59
years, Corine Karageorge; son,
George (Sabrina) Karageorge and daughter, tia K.
Oglesby; two grandsons, Derek (Wendy) Karageorge and
Shawn Oglesby; great grandson, Hunter Karageorge and*
lots of extended family from the Restaurant.

A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist
Church of Steinhatchee on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at
2:00 PM with Rev. Leon Holden officiating.

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



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passed away Thursday, December 24, 2009 at the Malcoln*
Randall VA in Gainesville, Florida after a long illness. I
was 76.
Mr. Reynolds was a retired truck driver. He served in thi
United States Navy and was a Life Member of the VFW i
in Chiefland and a member of the American Legion. 4

He is survived by his loving wife, Carol E. Reynoldg of
Fanning Springs; children, Terri Lapoint and Debra
Cardella; step-children, Kathy Sue Taylor, Ron aid T. Cart'
penter, Carri-Liz Manns and Daniel R. Carpenter; broth-
ers, Bill and Richard and sisters, Pauline Maryanne, Bet-'
ty and June. ..
Mr. Reynolds cremains-will be interred at the Plrid" Na'
tional Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. He will be sadly
missed by all his family and friends.

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


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New Year's ideas

Savory Toasted Almonds Goat Cheese Cranberry Spread.
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin Tangy cranberries and sweet raisins combine with ,
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger goat cheese for a delicious, pungent spread. Serve with
1 teaspoon kosher salt crackers, baguette or veggies. This spreads
2 tablespoons vegetable oil best served the ddayit's made "
D r L_.

Lsa o hot sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 1/2 cups whole almonds (with skins)
1. Preheat oven to 30oF. Line a jelly-roll pan with parchment.
2. Combine cumin, ginger, salt, oil, hot sauce and honey
in a large bowl. Add almonds and mix to coat. Spread
in a single layer in pan. Bake 20 minutes, stirring once,
or until lightly glazed. Cool in pan on wire rack. Store in
airtight container.
Makes 11/2 cups.
Recipe by Jean Kressy.
Per (1/4-cup) serving: 260 calories, 23g fat, 7g protein, lOg
carbohydrates, 4g fiber, 390mg sodium.

Spinach with Peppery Cheese

This Indian-inspired creamed spinach is great as a
dip or side to toast chicken or pork. For a less spicy
flavor, use plain jack cheese.
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon peeled, chopped fresh ginger
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garam masala or curry powder
1 pound fresh-spinach leaves, washed and finely
chopped, or 1 (16-ounce) package frozen
chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 ounces Monterrey Jack pepper cheese, cut
into 1/4-inch cubes
1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add
ginger and spices and cook, stirring, about 30 seconds or
until mixture is fragrant and begins to bubble.
2. Add spinach and cook over medium-high heat about
2 minutes or until wilted and tender. Reduce heat. Add
salt and cheese and stir until cheese melts and mixture is
creamy. Serve hot with pita bread..
Serves 4.
Recipe by Cheryl Forberg.
Per serving: 180 calories, 12g fat, 7g protein, 14g carbohy-
drates, 6g fiber, 310mg sodium.

1 (11-ounce) package
'soft goat 'cheese
1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 tablespoon white balsamic
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1. Using a hand immersion-style blender or food processor,
blend together cheese, yogurt and vinegar until smooth.
2. Add dried fruit and blend until fruit is finely chopped and
well incorporated. Stir in salt and pepper.
Makes about 11/2 cups.
Recipe by Charmian Christie.
Per (1/4-cup) serving: 230 calories, 16g fat, 12g protein, 12g
carbohydrates, ig fiber, 370mg sodium.

Pecan Cheesies
These cookies are a perfect savory nibble. Serve at
room temperature, or warm for a few minutes in the
oven before serving.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
8 ounces finely shredded aged
Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Kosher salt (optional)

1. Sift dry ingredients together.
2. Using a mixer or a food processor, beat butter until soft.
Gradually blend in cheese and pecans.
3. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well after
each addition.
4. Divide dough in half. Form into logs about 11/2 inches
in diameter. Wrap in waxed paper and chill until firm. If
baking later, freeze shaped dough-and defrost slightly
before baking.
5. Preheat oven to 400F.
6. Slice dough into 1/4-inch thick rounds; place slightly apart
on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Remove
from pan at once and cool on wire rack. Sprinkle with kosher
salt if desired. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up
to a week, or freeze up to a month.
Makes 2 dozen cookies.
Recipe by Charmian Christie.
Per cookie: 100 calories, 9g fat, 3g protein, 4g carbohydrates,
Og fiber, 90mg sodium.

Story by Charmian Christie, a food writer in Ontario, Canada.

Life's a


IF THE THOUGHT of hosting a holiday
party leaves you exhausted before you've
even made the guest list, don't fret. Creat-
ing an impressive spread doesn't have to
keep you chained to the kitchen for days
icing sugar cookies and stuffing pat6 into
bite-sized canaps: sPacked full of flavor,
these quick and easy recipes will treat .
your guests to something special and
leave you with plenty of energy to mingle.
A mix of make-ahead and last-minute,
savory and sweet, this menu fits any ,
schedule and is sure to please any palate.

Lemon Shorties .
A shortbread with a subtle lemon twist, these go perfectly
with tea or hot apple cider. For the classic version, simply
omit the lemon zest.
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups cake flour
Gratedrind of 2 lemons
1. Using a mixer or a food processor, beat butter until
smooth. Gradually add sugar and beat well.
2. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.
3. Divide dough in half. Form into logs about 11/2-inches in
diameter. Roll in lemon zest. Wrap in waxed paper and chill until
firm. If baking later, freeze shaped dough and defrost slightly
before baking.
4. Preheat oven to 300F.
5. Slice dough into 1/4-inch thick rounds. Place 1/2-inch apart
on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 30 minutes, or until slightly
golden. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Store in an
airtight container in the refrigerator up to a week, or freeze up to
a month.
Makes 3 dozen cookies.
Recipe by Charmian Christie.
Per cookie: 80 calories, 5g fat, ig protein, 8g carbohydrates,
8g fiber, 2mg sodium.
Red Pepper Tarts
These are a wonderful change ofpace. They're creamy,
tangy and have just a hint ofsweetness; the heat level
is up to you. You can use the filling as a dip for cru-
dites-try baby carrots, sugar snap peas, green beans
and cornichons.
1/4 cup roasted red pepper jelly
(as mild or hot as you like it)
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup cream cheese
18 mini phyllo shells
1. Combine jelly, sour cream and cream cheese; mix well.
Spoon into shells.
Makes 18 tarts.
Recipe by Charmian Christie.
Per tart: 130 calories, 9g fat, 2g protein, 11g carbohydrates, Og
fiber, 65mg sodium.

Curried Popcorn
Give your popcorn international intrigue with a quick
curry topping. Ifyou're used to tossing a bagin the micro-
wave, rediscover how easy and gbod foryou stovetop.
popcorn really is. Serve immediately after making.
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
11/2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/3 cup popcorn kernels
1. Stir 1 tablespoon oil, curry powder, salt and cayenne in a
small bowl. '
;2. Coat the bottom of a heavy 4-quart saucepan with 2 table-
spoons oil. Add a couple of popcorn kernels and cover pan. Tumrn
heat to medium. When the first kernel pops, add remaining pop-
comrn kernels. Cook, covered, shaking pan frequently until pop-
ping slows to 3 to 5 seconds between pops. Remove pan from
burner and uncover carefully to allow steam to escape.
3. Pour popcorn into a large bowl. Drizzle with curry mixture
and toss well. Serve immediately.
Serves 8.
Recipe by Gretchen Roberts.
Per serving: 80 calories, 69 fat, 1g protein, 6g carbohydrates,
ig fiber, so50mg sodium. W


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New Year's ideas. Thursday Decmber 31, 200O

Story by Vivian Wagner, afreelance writer in New Concord, Ohio PHOTOS By MARK BOUGHTON; STYLING BY TERESA BLACKBURN

The Legacy of Johnny Appleseed

THOUGH CRACKED, splintered and held together by chains, the last
known living apple tree planted by John Chapman, or Johnny Appleseed,"
still produces a good crop of tart, red-striped apples each fall.

Growing on the farm of Dick and Phyllis Algeo
near Nova, Ohio, the 170-year-old tree has long been
a proud member of this
Safamily, which still has
four generations living
on the farm.
lIt's been handed
doWii through the fam-
ily that Johnny planted
it," says Dick of the tree
by his family farm-
house. "Andwhen I got
older, I understood the
importance of it."
In the early 19th
century, Chapman, by
trade a nurseryman,
wandered throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio and
Indiana planting apple trees, as well as mediating
between white settlers and Native Americans and
spreading an appreciation for nature. For a while, he
lived in Mansfield, Ohio, just up the road from the
Algeo farm, which was founded by the family's Scot-
tish ancestors in 1837. And at some point, family lore
has it, he visited the farm and planted the tree that
grows there today.
The Algeo tree is an old-fashioned Rambo variety,
and cuttings from the tree have been taken by the con-
servation organization, American Forests, to sell to the
public as Johnny Appleseed Trees. Rambo apples were
introduced to America around 1640 by the Swedish
immigrant Peter Gunnarsson Rambo, and the variety
on the Algeo farm is a Winter Rambo.
These tart, flavorful heirloom apples are particularly
good for pies and dumplings. They also make good
applesauce, which Phyllis prepares by cooking down
chopped, peeled and cored apples, putting the mixture
through a siev6 and then freezing it Her grandkids love
the applesauce, and she uses it in cookies, following a
recipe that has been handed down for generations.
Typically, apple trees live only 50 or 60 years, so the
Algeo tree has surprised experts with its longevity.
"Every spring I think it's the last year," says
Phyllis, as she looks proudly at the tree. "But John-
ny's watching over it."

Apple Cake

7 11/2

Cooking spray,
tablespoons butter, divided
cups sugar, divided
cup all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon cinnamon
teaspoon salt
large tart apples,
cored and chopped
cup coarsely chopped walnuts
teaspoons cornstarch
cup evaporated milk
teaspoon lemon juice
teaspoon vanilla extract

Dick and
may hav

1. Preheat oven to 35F. Coat a 9-inch square pan with cook- .
ing spray. .
2; Cream 5 tablespoons butter and 1 cup sugar. Add egg and
beat well. Stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, apples and
walnuts. Batter will be stiff. Spoon into prepared pan; smooth
top. Bake about 35 minutes.
3. Combine remaining 3 tablespoons butter, 1/2 cup sugar,
cornstarch and evaporated milk in a saucepan; bring to a
boil over medium heat. Boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice and vanilla. Pour over
individual servings of cake. Serve warm.
Serves 9.
Per serving: 340 calories, 20g fat, Sg protein, 41g carbohy-'
drates, 2g fiber, 290mg sodium.

S .
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d Phyllis Algeo s farm near Nova, Uhio, is home to tour.
ons of their family and to a 170-year-old apple tree that.
e been planted by Johnny Appleseed.

The Algeo Family.
Applesauce Cookies
These simple cookies can be made
by hand-no mixer required.
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup applesauce
;2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup granulated sugar.
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 37sF:
2. To prepare cookies, combine shortening, brown sugar and
egg; stir well. Stir in applesauce. Combine dry ingredients.
Add to shortening mixture; stir well. Fold in raisins and nuts.
Drop by tablespoons onto a greased baking sheet.
3. To prepare topping, combine sugar and cinnamon in a
small bowl and sprinkle on cookies. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.
While cookies are warm, press down slightly to create a '
crinkly appearance.
Makes 32 cookies.
Per cookie: 120 calories, 6g fat, ig protein, 17g carbohydrates,
Ig fiber, 60mg sodium.


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