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Publishing News and events for Dixie County, Every Week, houl Fall, Since July 1, 1921


xie County Advocate
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Home of the Worlds Only Four-Headed Swamp Cabbage


Thursday, November 25, 2010
Vol. 88. No. 47 12 pages- 1 Section


S Desperate Times,


Desperate Measures?

Cross City store clerk reported for
stealing $1,000 in money orders
Voluntarily returned half before arrest


County reaches

settlement in

Sunshine Law

Suit

On November 15th, Judge
Giunta signed a Final Judg-
ment for Plaintiffs in the
case of Lander vs. Dixie
County, awarding the Lan-
ders $18,029.80 in legal fees
and costs of $1,709.20.

The suit claimed that the
County violated Sunshine
laws by not providing re-
quested documents in a
timely manner and for not
complying with Florida
Statute when holding non-
public meetings.

The county was required by
the judge to "formulate,
publish, and scrupulously
adhere to a policy for con-
ducting non-public attor-
ney-client meetings that
conform to the require-
ments of Article 124(b)."


Holiday

Closings
County, city and federal
offices, and the Advocate
will be closed on Thurs-
day and Friday in order to
celebrate the Thanksgiv-
ing Holiday. Rolloff sites
will be open Thursday,
morning and Friday
morning.





Wed 84/52
11/24
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in
the mid 80s and lows in the low
50s.


Thu 8353
11/25 83
Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 80s
and lows in the low 50s.


Fri 77/38
11/26
Scattered thunderstorms. Highs in
the upper 70s and lows in the up-
per 30s.


Sat 67/32
11/27
Abundant sunshine. Highs in the
upper 60s and lows in the low 30s.


Sun 70/37
11/28
Sunny. Highs in the low 70s and
lows in the upper 30s.


Misty Lorraine Gordon,
32, of High Springs, was
arrested on November
15th after the Operations
Manager Mark Fowler,
at the Cross City Sunoco
store reported that.the
store was missing $1,000
in money orders. He
claimed that Gordon had
printed out two $500
money orders and took
them "without paying for
them." He said that Gor-
don told another employ-
ee that she needed the
money to pay her rent
and that she would return
the money on Monday.

Gordon allegedly admitted
to the Investigating officer
that she did take the money
orders, and that no one else
was involved and that "she


was going to pay the money
back." She returned $450 to
the store and was transport-
ed to the County jail and
booked for theft. She told
the Officer that she had
used the checks to pay her
rent and to pay Cash Ad-
vance.


Commission meeting


dust-up over dusty roads


New Commissioner Jason Holifield, Ronnie Edmonds,
Chairman Mark Hatch, Marvin Hunt and
Gene Higginbotham


Some County Commission
meetings are deadly dull. A
few are so routine and bor-
ing that the audience sits
there, desperately hoping
for an interesting bug to
crawl by or some drying
paint to break up the mind-
numbing monotony of the
creaking gears of County
government. Thursday
evening's regular Board
meeting was one of the
paint-drying kind until the
new Chairman, Mark
Hatch, asked
for citizen ,
input. Mr.
Tom Ezzel,
who lives in
Carol Es-
tates in Old
Town, and
Chuck Dun-
away, ap-
peared to
ask why the
roads they
live on are
not being paved. Mr. Dun-
away said that his road is
"just a big dust cloud."

Mr. Ezzell claimed that Com-
missioner Higginbotham
had come to his house while
campaigning and had
promised to pave his road.
Commissioner Higginboth-
am got angry at this and
said, "I ain't never told you
nothing about paving dusty
roads. I told you I'd get these
roads graded." Mr. Ezzell
pointed at rookie Commis-
sioner Jason Holifield, who
was sitting in on his first
meeting, and said, "Your fa-


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their promised me he'd take
care of it, too." Commis-
sioner Holifield did not re-
ply
As tempers were getting
heated and voices were
quite raised, Commissioner
Hunt stepped in and ex-
plained, "This is the first
year that Dixie County has
got any money to pave a
limerock road in ten years."
He asked County Engineer
Phil Bishop to elaborate,
and Mr. Bishop
said, "The coun-
b ty doesn't have
the budget to
pave the roads on
its own." Bishop
Explained that
existing grant
money pnly pays
to re-surface ex-
isting paved
roads and that
only this year
has money been
available for paving lime-
rock roads and that the
County had applied for
those grants. He continued,
"Those roads have been
graded for generations.
There are more roads to
grade than there is money
to pave them." Bishop ex-
plained that to pave a single
mile of road costs around
$100,000.

Commissioner Holifield pro-
posed a new resolution that
would allow residents to
build storage buildings of
under 300 square feet and
that will not be hooked up to
utilities without paying the
building permit fees. Com-
missioner Hatch said, "All
we're doing is waiving the
fee." Commissioner Hunt
said that he wasn't fond of
handcuffs and that, "Until
you can show me chapter
and verse how he can go
against state law, I'm dead
against this."


Bikers play Santa


Toys for Tots bike run helps kids have Christmas


by Angel Lee


The 6th Annual Toys For
Tots Bike Run was held on
November 20th, and it
turned out to be a big suc-
cess. The bike run's average
number of motorcycles par-
ticipating is 125, this year,
153 motorcycles were part of
the event.

The ride, which began at
BubbaQue's in Chiefland,
and ended at Charlie's Bar
in Old Town, was a nice safe.
ride for everyone involved.
Santa and some of the '


Marines greeted the riders
at the end of their trip and
accepted the toy donations
from all of the participants
(and from those who didn't
ride, but brought something
for the kids!). The toy dona-
tion boxes were looking
great as nearly every one of
them were over flowing with
toys.

The crowd was also in high
attendance as they enjoyed
their ride, and getting to
catch up with old friends,
make new ones, and help
kids along the way Other
things that were going on


during the day were 50-50
drawings as well as the auc-
tioning off some items. Steel
Bridge and Section 8 were.
on hand to provide some
great live music for every-
one and they all did a great
job. Through all of the hard
work and dedication of all
the coordinators, the volun-
teers, and everyone involved
with the bike run, and the
large donation of toys re-
ceived today, there will be
some smiles on some less
fortunate kids' faces when
they receive some toys this
Christmas.


Basketball season



openers go to the Wolves

by Angel Lee
The 2010-2011 Bears Basket-
ball season got under way
Monday night as the Bears
played host to the St. Francis
Wolves. The Varsity Girls
took to the floor first to get
things going. The Girls got
off to a good start, playing
very well the first half as
theyS took a 24-17 lead into
halftime. St. Francis would
come back in the 3rd quarter
and take a 2 point lead into
the final quarter. Both teams
played really hard, and at the
final buzzer, St. Francis took
home the.victory defeating
the Bears 46-36.

The Varsity Boys then took
to the court to play the
Wolves as well. The Bears
struck first as Javonta Jones -
nailed a 2 pointer to start the
game. The lead switched
hands a few times, and at the
end of the first quarter, the
Wolves had the lead with a 4. ---
score of 11-8. The Wolves
stretched out their lead in
the second, and took a 36-17
lead into halftime. The Bears half, but the Wolves proved over the Bears winning by a
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America's airport problem

I took my first commercial airline flight when I was 19
years old. (Yes, they did have airplanes back then.) I got on
board with a guitar in a case. It could have been a machine
gun, but nobody looked inside. Less than a decade after
World War II, and with our troops actively engaged in the
Korean conflict, there was no domestic security problem.
That didn't change until the 1960s, when a few home-grown
weirdos decided to hijack planes to Cuba. Ah, Cuba, a fa-
vorite destination for vacationing Americans, or a quick
weekend trip to enjoy losing money at Havana's casinos;
but that was before people started hijacking planes to get
there. By.the time the hijackings started happening, Cuba
was under the grip of a despotic dictator (is there any other
kind?) who is still in charge today Not a fun place by then
and not much better anytime since unless you're making a
documentary glorifying the life and times of Che Gueveara.

Passengers weren't killed back then, though, or taken pris-
oner when they arrived in Cuba. They got sent back with
their aircraft intact, losing little more than a few hours
time. The hijackers were mainly the drug-addled youth of
that period who actually believed they were taking the
planes to a workers' paradise. They were as big a pain in
the butt to Castro as they were to us, but they caused the US
government to take security measures at airports. These
amounted to things like having your baggage x-rayed, the
carry-on stuff inspected, and you had to walk through a
metal detector. A minor inconvenience, and nobody com-
plained much.

A lady wrestler of my acquaintance had some fun with one
of the inspectors who was checking out the contents of her
luggage. When he got to her undergarments, she loudly
protested, "Stop squeezing my falsies!" The poor guy
turned red, slammed the suitcase shut and sent it along
with the rest of the cargo. Today, a caper like that would
probably have gotten her arrested.

A couple of years ago, a lady (not the wrestler) told me she
couldn't take her toothpaste aboard an airliner because it
was in too large a tube. Turns out, airport security points
have large bins where oversized (meaning larger than
"mini") containers of toothpaste, hair tonic, Preparation H
and other essential items are confiscated. I have no doubt
that these items are turned over to some charitable institu-
tion that gives them to the homeless and other needy folks
(yeah, right!), but having to relinquish such items at the
last minute before boarding does constitute a considerable
inconvenience, especially if you're going to someplace
where they don't even know what toothpaste is. (Yes, there
are airports in such places.)

What we've covered up to this point are significant annoy-
ances all right, but they're minor league frustrations com-
pared to the stuff Homeland Security Secretary Janet "Big
Sis" Napolitano has introduced into the mix. A recent
Drudge headline announced,"The terrorists have won" be-
low a scene depicting a nun being subject to what appeared
to be a rather intrusive body search. Other reports indicate
that things really have gotten that bad, and we have no rea-
son to think that any exceptions will be made for members
of the clergy ,

Except, of course, for Muslim clerics, because, we can't be
"profiling." To which I'd like to ask, why the hell can't we
be profiling when everybody who has endangered a US air-
craft since the hippies quit hijacking planes to Cuba has
been someone of the Islamic persuasion, a male who fits an
easily-identifiable profile? So it's not politically correct,
who cares? Someone who flies regularly must endure the
health risks of repeated X-rays or have some bozo shoving
his/her hands into his/her drawers because we can't risk
offending some towel-head with an attitude? And to top it
off, the Muslims are demanding that their women be ex-
cused from these intrusive inspections! (I believe this would
be the first time the Imams have taken up for their women.
Amazing.)

With Obama and Big Sis in charge, the terrorists have obvi-
ously won at least the psychological aspects of the battle.
The question now is, what comes next?


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They say everything's bigger in Texas...only TSA knows for sure

r aby Kathy McKinney


I'm fly ing to San Antonio to go see the Alamo
and to do some Riverwalk shopping in a few
weeks, so I've been watching the news stories
on the TSA "butt groping" policy with more
interest than I would otherwise have. If
you've been living in a box with no cable, the
short version is that the government has a new policy for
screening all passengers who are boarding planes. Either
you submit to the full-body X-ray scan machines that bare
the image of your naked body for some random government
employee, or you "opt out" and
get physically screened.

The physical screen involves
you, getting up close and per-
sonal with some McDonald's
fry-school drop-out and a rubber
glove. The agent pats you down
to make sure you're not carry- .
ing explosives on your person.
Since the underwear bomber got
caught,yep, nothing is off lim-
its, even your tighty whites.
Outraged passengers are report-
ing that TSA agents are even T
sticking their hands DOWN DON'T TO
their underwear. No word on
what happens for those who go
"commando." I hope they pay TSA agents really well.

Nobody is safe, not grandma, or your five year old daughter.
I guess they'll have to add an entire new chapter in those
"bad stranger touch" lesson books in kindergarten that say,
"Call a policeman or tell your mommy if a stranger tries to
touch anywhere your bathing suit covers. That is a bad
touch. Unless the bad man is working in the airport. Then
it's the law." How creepy is that?

Some enterprising guy seeking Youtube fame had the pres-
ence of mind to turn on his iPhone and he recorded his pat-
down. The video has gone viral, and for a day or two it was
hard to turn on the TV without hearing him warn the TSA
agent, "If you touch my junk I'll have you arrested." It did-
n't really work out for him, he didn't get on his plane and
they're hunting him down now to charge him with a $10,000
fine for not getting inspected like a good little soldier. That's
the fee if you get in line and thdn decide that being molested
by Big Brother is just too much to bear.



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Letter to the Editor:


Everyone knows about
"Black Friday" the busiest
shopping day of the year at
the malls and the big box
stores. And of course we
now have "Cyber Monday"
the busiest online shopping
of the year. This year there's
a new movement in shop-
ping that will actually bene-
fit your community On Sat-
urday, November 27th,
American Express is spon-
soring "Small Business Sat-
urday" as a day to support
the small, local businesses
in your community. These
are the businesses that are
the heart of our communi-
ties offering local employ-
ment and services that keep
us all running. More than
that, though, I feel that sup-
porting your small, local
business is a big way.to sup-
port your community.

When you think about it,
supporting local businesses
is not only about supporting
iob growth in your area, but
it's also about supporting
your friends and neighbors.
-Your local business is going
to offer you, not only the
product that you buy, but the
service after the sale. In a
small community having in-
tegrity and treating the cus-
tomer with respect is the
only way to stay in business,
so you can be assured that,


when buying locally, the
business owner is going to
want you to be happy The
local, business owner has to
look you in eye when you
have a problem instead of
your being an anonymous
voice on the phone. Your lo-
cal business owner is there
to answer your questions,
whether it be a technical
question or a practical one.
When there is a need in the
community, it is the local
business that offers support
through donations or ser-
vices.

This Saturday, I urge you to
visit your local businesses
and consider all the options
right here in your own com-
munity. It's possible that you
might spend a little more,
but, according to a recent re-
port, .68 of every dollar
that's spent at your local
business goes right back
into the community You
might even be surprised by
how comparable prices are,
and sometimes even lower
locally.


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neighbors help
bors, each one o
porting the othe
is something tha
less.

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Dixie Music Cer


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Nobody will be spared this government-sponsored humilia-
tion, not pilots, or stewardesses, or toddlers...unless, of
course, you happen to be wearing a hijab. Then, they'll
make special accommodations. Highly orthodox, conserva-
tive muslims who cover their women from head to toe will of
course be excepted from the patdown. Ur, HELLO? Is there
a person with a brain cell in the government anywhere?

I was watching a guy who used to run El Al airline security
on Glenn Beck. Now, say what you want to about Israel, but
when it comes to security, they are the best of the best of
the best. There's a reason ex-
Mossad guys are on the top of
the desirability list when it
comes to bodyguard services.
They know their stuff. And
yet, in their airports, they
don't use the full body scans.
They use a radical new tech-
nology called...profiling. They
know what terrorists do. They
know what they look like.
They know where they go. So
they look for people who look
iti like terrorists. And.then they
Don't let them on the plane.
JCH MY JUNK Brilliant, yet simple.

Apparently so simple and bril-
liant that our government won't do it because they're afraid
of "racial profiling" accusations. Well, once again, HEL-
LO....you're not seeing very many white Lutheran grand-
mothers from Kansas City blowing up airplanes, so why
waste the time and resources strip-searching them? Why
subject four-year old play-dough eating redheads to harmful
radiation and let the 30-year old single guy from the mosque
in Detroit on his way to Yemen walk on by? It makes no
sense at all.

As for me, I haven't decided whether I'll go for the naked
scan or ask to be groped by a government employee when I
go on my little Christmas shopping getaway in December.
I'd love to be the Tea-party protester who stands up to the
TSA and defends my freedom, screaming "Don't touch my
junk!" and running through the airport like a crazy person.
But...I paid for the ticket, and I'd really like to use it. Maybe
the TSA agents in Texas look like Bruce Willis.

Here's hopin', and Happy Thanksgiving!!


SDear Editor,
This letter is in response to one con-
cerning the ."promised".roadpaving
in Carol Estates. -.
First, this promise of future road
paving was made to the gentleman
by his real estate agent,'according to
his statements made in the recent
Board of County Commissioners
meeting. I have found most real es-
tate agents to be truthful and helpful.
to their clients, but a few in the early
70's and 80's would promise or infer
virtually anything to sell their list-
ings and this is not the first time that
I have heard of promised future
paving. These real estate agents,
however, did not then nor do they
now decide which roads are to be
paved. This is left to the discretion of
at least a 3 person majority of the
Dixie County Commission.
Most paving projects done in the past
ten years were paid for by State DOT
or Federal grants which involved
traffic counts, pavement condition,
evidence of the County's efforts to
keep maintained, hurricane evacua-
tion route or not, and County's finan-
cial need. All were site specific
(could not be used to pave other
roads) and were for repaving of ex-
isting paved roads. The Shired Island
Road project was the culmination of
at least ten years of effort to find
funding for a road that was expen-
sive to maintain and had become
hazardous to travel.,This road leads
to a county park and Federal wildlife
refuge popular with locals as well as
tourists. At least two families live off
that road as well.
Unfortunately, Dixie County has also
experienced reduced funding from
local, state and Federal sources for
the past four years and will continue
to do so until the economy picks
back up. Road paving costs are prob-
ably now over a hundred thousand
dollars per mile and as such will take
a huge tax effort to pave the hun-
dreds of miles of lime rock roads ex-
isting in the county. I am sure that
no one wants to see their taxes rise
during these times no matter how
noble the cause. When funds are
available, I am sure our commission-
ers will use the best information


Dear Editor:


On the morning of November
become 19, 2010 I stopped with John Tay-
ng neigh- lor at the FEMA building. John
f us sup- went in to get a paper stating
r. And that his 911 address in order to get
at is price- his driver's license renewed. I
sat in the truck for a few min-
utes and decided to go in to see
what was taking John so long.
When I got inside John said the
water man that got 911 addresses was
gone to the post office and we
would have to wait until he got
the paperwork required. After a
that is ours. short wait I asked one of the
ladies if there wasn't someone
who are not to get this information for John.
at saleratus She said we would have to wait.
From across the main room
o the porch Daren Brown came out, ap-
proached me and, standing right
giving Day in my face stated in a cross man-
ner that we would have to wait
y American. for the man that did 911 and that
-0. Henry no one else in the building
would do anything other than


available to them such as traffic
counts, maintenance costs and safety
to determine the order in which to
pave roads for the greatest overall
good.
Considering the above information it
seems that those of us who have cho-
sen td live on lime rock roads have
two choices: 1. Tough it out and en-
joy the simple life remembering that
when we moved there our road was
not paved and later plowed up by the
County! This unpaved road likely
contributed to the low purchase cost
of our property and our continuing
low assessment for taxes??? OR 2.
Sell out and move to one of the sub-
urban areas of the county with
paved streets (Cross City, Suwannee,
Horseshoe Beach, Jena) or another
area more suitable.
Second, on the item of "using the
same local contractor" and not seek-
ing cost savings, the County has al-
ways advertised in the newspapers
and mailed as appropriate bid pack-
ages to all properly licensed contrac-
tors in the area seeking the lowest
and best bids. Over the past 10 years
two different qualified contractors
have won bids for County road work.
Due to job locations and other logis-
tical considerations it is sometimes
not practical for all contractors to
bid. Allbids are reviewed by the
County Engineer and the grant
agency for appropriateness and re-
sponsiveness to the specifications.
The County has been complimented
numerous times by the grant agen-
cies for the "bang for the buck" or
getting their money's worth on these
.projects and finishing on time.
It is no longer my job to defend the
Board of County Commissioners but
the truth must always be told.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all and
may we take a minute to really be
thankful for all that we have been
blessed with. Even if you are unem-
ployed, you still live in the greatest
area of the greatest Country on
earth: God Bless the USA!
Sincerely,
Arthur Bellot
Former County Manager (born and
raised on a lime rock road)


his or her job. Needless to say, I
was taken back. Shortly there-
after Officer Brown came back
into the main room. I asked
him if he was still mad. I am
paraphrasing this but I clearly
heard 'foolish' when he replied
"I am not mad but you should
not come in here acting foolish."
I have lived in Suwannee most
of the time for the last four or
five years and do pay taxes on a
home and another parcel in
Suwannee. This letter is to ad-
vise you that I have not been
'dressed down' like Officer
Brown dressed me down since
junior high. To recap Officer
Brown enjoys his authority

Sam Slaughter, Suwannee
p.s. I hope the county commi-
sioners are listening.

Mr Slaughter a wise man once
said, "Every thought is a seed. If
you plant crab apples, don't
count on harvesting Golden
Delicious. "--Ed


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Thursday November 25, 2010


Outdoors & Law


Rt9ers

by Bonnie Wilson

This trail ride was an ex-
tra special treat for me.
Dave trailered Coby and
myself to Bristol, Florida
on Thursday and picked us
up on Sunday I spent 3 days
with my best buddy and
dearest friend Ann
Sharkey It was an incredi-
ble weekend of gang buster
fun. One that you would
certainly have enjoyed too.

The first day we took
a trail ride around her'
place which is set back
among 300 plus acres. She
and her husband Mike own
beautiful acres in this
luscious pine filled gaited
community. At present they
are the only ones whom live
there and of course they
own horses.

Coby and I were fol-
lowing Ann as we made our
own trails through this
lovely wooded area. We fol-
lowed deer trails and in fact
we saw about five come
running across our path as
we sauntered up a small up-
hill rise. It was an awesome
sight. Coby just stopped and
watched as they ran in
front of us. It was a great
day indeed.

The next day Ann
and I headed up to Fort
Braden (with our horses)
which is a mere thirty min-
utes from her place. I had
never been there before and
I was truly amazed at this
beautiful state forest. From
the first moment that you
enter the trails you can
clearly see the beauty that
is surrounding this incredi-
ble area.

There were hills to
climb thru thickly wooded
forest as you wind thru sin-
gle file trails that make
your jaw drop at the breath-
taking color of nature at
work. As we crossed a run-
ning creek Coby quickly
grabbed a mouthful of cool
water. The sounds of nature
were a symphony all it's
own as we traveled thru the
woods.


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I have never felt so
alive as Coby plays at
splashing water on me as
he finishes that quick drink
of water. I laugh at his play-
fulness and I urge him on to
continue the trail. It seems
my little munchkin has a
mischievous side to him.
But that's okay, I like a
horse with character.

Fall has become my
favorite time of year at this
very moment. The weather
is wonderfully majestic.
Cool mornings fade to
slightly warmer afternoons
as the sun shines brightly
thru tall oaks and some
long leaf pine trees.

We soon come to an
uphill climb that looks a bit
steep to me. Ann and Dandy
are ahead of us and they
hit the uphill at a run. Coby
is not to be left behind or
outdone as he tucks his
small feet under him and
leaps half way up the hill
in one single motion. Wow!
Now that was awesome. I
find I am giggling and hav-
ing a ball as we come to a
quick stop right behind
Ann and Dandy

I tell Ann that was an in-
credible climb and can we
doit again? She is now
laughing at me and says I
haven't see anything yet.
She was true to her words
as we took more twists and
turns and over a dry creek
bed we found a few fallen
logs that were pretty big
that we also crossed with
ease. Our boys were truly
remarkable as they did
everything we asked of
them that day.

I managed to lead at
one point but I seemed to
run out of trail as I came to
a dead end. I guess I missed
the last pink marker on the
tree and went left when I
should have gone right.
Well you guys know I'm
not a good leader. I could
get lost in a paper bag! But I
had Ann and soon we were
back on target. And much
too soon our ride was over
and we were back at the be-
ginning of the trailhead. I
must say I had a great time.
Thank you Annie for the
wonderful fun filled days!
Until next time: Happy
Trails.


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LY RAY, 48, DANIELS, GRAND
THEFT (AUTO), FELONY
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, BUR-
GLARY OF CONVEYANCE
THEFT, TRESPASSING, NO
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11/15/2010, GORDAN, MISTY
LORAINNE, 32, OWENS,
THEFT

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ACSO, HOLD FOR COURT

11/17/2010, MICALE,
HEATHER LYNN, 25,
HOOVER, FTA PETIT THEFT

11/17/2010, THOMPSON,
JOSEPH, 45, DOWNING,
BROWARD COUNTY WRT

11/18/2010, WALKER, JESSIE
COLTON, 21, DOWNING,
BURG. OF STRUCTURE,
GRAND THEFT III

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WARRANT,


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COMP, FRAUD

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LYNN, 37, HOLD FOR
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Dixie Paddlers' News


Cross Brand Cowboy Church
Ranch Rodeo Team Competes In
the Finals In Ft Worth, Texas.

The Cross Brand Cowboy
Church of Williston sent the
first ever Florida Cowboy
Church Ranch Rodeo Team
to Ft. Worth, Texas to the
AFCC Ranch Rodeo finals.
The AFCC, American Fel-
lowship of Cowboy Church-
es and the Texas Fellowship
of Cowboy Churches held
the annual Championship
Ranch Rodeo in Ft. Worth,
Texas at the Cowtown Coli-
seum on November 20. The
25 teams that competed had
to qualify by placing in 3 of
the 4 regional Ranch Rodeos
held in Texas, Arkansas, Ok-
lahoma and Alabama. The
Florida team traveled to Al-
abama three times to qualify
in the Southeast Region and
made it to the finals in Ft.
Worth.

The members of the Cross
Brand Cowboy Church


Team are Grady Fortner,
Casey Larkins, Jeremy
Evans and Jason Jones. The
Rodeo consisted of four
events: Sorting, Mugging,
Doctoring, and Wild Cow
Milking. The 25 Cowboy
Church teams competed for
the top three places which
were awarded saddles, buck-
les, and cash. Though the
Florida team didn't place in
the top three, the team rep-
resented Florida, Cross
Brand Cowboy Church of
Williston, and Our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ very
well.

The purpose of Cross
Brand Cowboy Church is to
reach the Cowboy/Western
Culture with the Gospel of
Jesus Christ. If you would
like to be a part of Cross
Brand Cowboy Church and
be involved with our various
arena activities then visit us
on Thursday nights at
7:00p.m. at the Williston
Horseman's Park or call 352-
221-4946.


Suwannee resident Ben West and his buddies
Colby and Cody caught over 60 redfish over
the weekend in Suwannee.



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If we had the opportunity to
produce the perfect "Cham-
ber of Commerce Day" of a
nature-based activity
here in Dixie County, it could
not be any better than the
one enjoyed this past Satur-
day at Horseshoe Beach.
Under
threaten-
ing
cloudy
skies and
even a
slight
mist, a
group of
about 15
opti-
mistic
paddlers
launched
their kayaks from the Horse-
shoe Beach Marina for a trip
to Butler Island. Brian Cun-
ningham graciously allowed
parking and no launch fees
for the group.

Experienced and novice pad-
dlers alike were helped by
the calm waters, and only a
slight breeze, as our lead
paddler, Mark Gluckman
guided the group around oys-
ter bars. Soon the skies
cleared and sunshine wel-


Suwannee River
Garden Club News

The next meeting of the
Suwannee River Garden
Club will be held on Monday,
November 29th at 7:00 p.m.
The club meets in the church
building directly behind the
Cadillac Motel in Fanning
Springs.

This month Amy Grossman
from the Florida Department
of Environmental Health
will be speaking to us on


Florida, Cedar Key, Suwannee River entrance
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comed the group for a brief
rest and snack on Butler Is-
land. The return trip
warmed up even more and
helped generates some ap-
petites which were readily
taken car of by Joe & Ra-
mona Massie of the
Horseshoe
Beach
Caf&. Af-
ter a deli-
cious
lunch, vis-
iting, dis-
cussions
soon fo-
cused on
the next
paddle lo-
cation and
date.

Anyone interested in joining
us may contact Jane Connors
at ( hiddencoastlines@bell-
south.net). You do not have to
have any experience or
equipment, as Suwannee
Guides will be happy to pro-
vide all necessary equipment
and brief paddling tips. The
next trip is tentatively
planned for Saturday Decem-
ber 4th at Anderson Park
Landing on the Suwannee
River.


"The Importance of Testing'
Well Water Quality".

The importance of having
your well water tested can-
not be stressed enough. The
Garden Club cordially in-
vites all interested residents
in the tri-county area to join
us for this informative pre-
sentation.

For additional information
on the Garden Club please
contact Joan Pryor at (352)
542-2211 or
joanpryor@hughes.net.


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featured creature


Ancient Atlas of the uplands


By FWC Staff

If you build an archway out of
stones, the shape and placement
of the rocks will defy gravity
and keep the stones suspended
overhead. The keystone the one in
the center at the top is especially
important. Without it, the structure
will collapse.
A seldom-seen animal parallels
this architectural rule. Every time
the Southeastern United States loses
a certain land turtle, 350 to 400
members of the animal kingdom
may be negatively affected. That
is because they seek refuge or live
in the burrows that this keystone
species builds.
Meet the gopher tortoise
"Gopherus polyphemus."
This medium-sized turtle with
a gray or amber to dark brown
shell is as old as the sandhills it
loves. In fact, it is one of the oldest
species on Earth, dating back to the
Pleistocene Epoch the Ice Age..
Despite surviving the perils of
geological time, duringjust the past
three decades, the rate of decline
for the species exceeded 30 percent,
so in 2007 the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) listed the gopher tortoise as
threatened. The FWC also created


a plan to protect the tortoise and its
habitat in Florida's 67 counties.
"To me, the gopher tortoise is
such an innocent creature," said
Deborah Burr, the FWC biologist-
administrator over conservation
planning for the reptile. "All it does
is burrow in the ground to live and
come out to forage on grass and
leaves."
Being a harvested species until
the FWC prohibited that in 1988
didn't help the animal, nor did the
destruction of its burrows because
of plowing, bulldozing or paving.
Gopher tortoises live in high and
dry places people want to use, such
as sparsely treed longleaf pine and
oak sand hills, pastures, prairies,
roadsides, scrub, and coastal
grasslands and dunes.

Planning
The FWC, together with the
people who want to use such land
and other interested parties, came
up with a management plan to
encourage landowners to conserve
the tortoise while still allowing
people to use their land.
"If construction or development
will impact gopher tortoises or
their burrows, people have to get a
permit to move the reptiles," Burr
said.


Yes, that costs noney. However,
those who want to set aside an area
to take in relocated tortoises have
the potential to make money. While
the recipients also need a permit to
ensure they meet the turtle's needs,
the private financial incentive is
$800 to $1,200 a tortoise. The
FWC requires such recipients to
prescribe cyclical* burnings to
maintain an open canopy and to
conduct other land management
activities that benefit the tortoise.
Burr noted that because so
many species depend on the
gopher tortoise, the FWC prohibits
moving one more than 100 miles
from its home. "We want to keep
them distributed the way we found
them."
Even though it is not particularly
social with other tortoises, the
gopher tortoise doesn't mind
sharing with other animals the
one-entrance burrow it digs -with
its strong, clawed legs. The tunnel
is just big enough for the tortoise to
turn around inside. Into the burrow
crawl ,diamondback rattlesnakes;
long and beautiful, but harmless,
eastern indigo snakes (federally.
listed as endangered); burrowing
owls, rabbits, foxes, skunks,
armadillos; and hundreds of insects
and spiders. Critters, such as the
gopher frog, gopher cave cricket
and Florida mouse, are "obligates"
of the gopher tortoise: They are
rarely found anywhere except in
the burrows.
These creatures are not capable'
of digging this shelter.


Home
The cold-blooded tortoise digs
to escape the hot sun, cold weather
and predators. The sand it pushes
out of the half-moon opening is
the apron. That is where it lays its
eggs, as does the indigo snake. The
slow-to-mature tortoise doesn't lay
its first clutch of eggs resembling
pingpong balls until it is 10 to 15
years old. Adults grow to be about
a foot long, weigh up to 30 pounds
and live'40 to 60 years in the wild.
When foraging, the tortoise uses
its beak to chomp on grasses, nettles
Gopher tortoise. and poison ivy, and tender, low-to-
Below: A gopher frog, left, and a pine snake, right, are two species that share a the ground plants. It usually gets
gopher tortoise's burrow. the moisture it needs from plants.
While it is at it, the gopher tortoise
"plants" grass seeds contained in
its droppings.
No wonder some ancient
civilizations chose the tortoise to
depict creation, carrying the world
or the heavens on its back. It is the
Atlas of the uplands.




To learn more, go to MyFWC.com/GopherTfortoise


Gopher tortoise burrow


Yu can help

S Haz arduous crossing? It is OK for adults who see a gopher tor-
; dise rossing a road to pick it up and put it on the side of the road
to wIwlh it is blhded. Never put gopher tortoises in wvter. They
only lire on land. ,
A cogiizei burrows. The entrce to the undrgrouid home
is. a half o0n shape, with the curve on top. Loose, clean sand
fans out, like n. aroin, from an active burrow. You can protect the
burrow, and prevent people.and large animals from stumbling over
itwith a'lbg ver the backside of the entrance or with a marker or
-flpg ear the front. Don't block.the tortoise'spath.
M. -Make a donation. The Gopher Tortoise Habitat'Fund furthers '
the Florida.Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC)
tianagement plan to protect the threatened gdpher tortoise. Funds
wil help obtain gopher tor4ise habitat and assist with the cost .of
Sland-managenient activities needed to maintain suitable living and .
foraghig conditions. Please send your donations to: :
Wildlife Foundation of Florida
P.O. Box 100 ,
Talahassee, FL 32302
'-Make sure to put "Gopher Tortoise Habitat Fund" on.the memo
. line of the check.




Kids coloring corner


The fruit of the gopher apple (Licania michauxii) is a favorite food for
the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus).


Researching long-lived animals takes time lots of time


Gopher tortoises live so long that
it is no wonder Joan Berish has spent
most of her working life studying
them. The biologist-researcher
with the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
in Gainesville started capturing,
measuring, marking, releasing and
tracking them in the early 1980s,
recording important information
about the structure and dynamics
of populations over time.
The baseline data included
burrow distribution and how
tortoises use their habitat. Tagging
them with radio transmitters
helped.
Twenty-seven years later, Berish
encountered some of the same
tortoises she had identified with
tiny drill-holes on the edges of
their shells.
"They're very, very long-lived
critters. Saying they have a life
span of 40 to 60 years may be
conservative," Berish said.
Her fieldwork is at Grove Park


Wildlife Management Area, a
research site in North Central
Florida managed cooperatively
by the Plum Creek Timber Co.
* owner; the FWC and the St. Johns'
River Water-Management District
Pine plantations, if properly
managed through tree thinning and
prescribed fire, can provide good
habitat for gopher tortoises.
After a hiatus of several years
working on gopher tortoise
relocation permitting, Berish.
returned in 1992 to her research
roots in the field. Many of the
interesting things scientists learn
are through gathering and analyzing
data, then making comparisons.
The 1992 visit to Grove Park
WMA was surreal. Plum Creek
Timber Co. had clear-cut its land a
few years earlier.
"It was scruffy fookipg lots of
small trees and shrubs. Yet, despite
this, I found some of the same
gopher tortoises I had marked
nearly a decade earlier, and some


new ones," Berish said.
Opening up the habitat benefitted
gopher tortoises by providing
plentiful forage.
This year, Berish conducted
another follow-up survey. Where
the pines had become thick again,
Plum Creek Timber Co. had thinned
the trees and conducted burns to
remove shrubby imdergrowth,
-so that tender grasses and other
low-growing plants could provide
forage for tortoises. Part of this
Plum Creek site is one of the new
recipient areas for gopher tortoises
relocated, from development,
enabling the company to make
money on the tortoises the FWC
permits it to receive.
This year, she found that the
babies had grown, new tortoises
had moved in and some had moved
out. She even came across the
godfather, tortoise No. 33, which
could be 60 or more years old.
"He was one of the earliestmarked
and later recaptured tortoises in the


study," she said. "He's so old he has
just about stopped growing."
Amazingly, No. 33 showed "site
fidelity." He was still in the same
area where originally found, despite
heavy timbering activity.
"Such tenacity shows timbering
can be. compatible with gopher
tortoise habitat," Berish said.
"My findings, and those of others,
indicate that the majority of gophers
can dig out after timbering if there
isn't a lot of debris on top of their
burrow entrance."
The fact that silviculture,
cultivating a forest, can have
a beneficial impact on gopher
tortoises, not just an adverse effect,
is good news for all, Berish said.
The three-decade study also found
that tortoises use raised planting
,beds, windows and ecotones
(edges created where pine stands
of different ages come together).
These are important considerations
when relocating gopher tortoises.


Joan Berish measures a mature
gopher tortoise.


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Announcements


Wells receives 55-year award

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Howard and I would like to take this opportunity to thank
everyone for all the phones calls, cards, visits, most of all
your prayers--it is what it is going to take to bring him thru
all this. We would also like to thank our co-workers at the
County yard and at the Library, for your patience. You
mean a lot to us and we do appreciate you. Please keep us
in your prayers as we have a long road ahead of us, before
we beat this.
God Bless you all.
Howard and Retta Reed


H-po biu rthday daddyOt!


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Carl Wellsr of Shamrock Lodge, receives his 55-year award.
Dennis Gates and Butch Tharpe are presenting his certifi-
cate and pin. Carl's health would not allow him to attend
the Lodge.


Benjamin Poitevint killed this 6 point on private
land in Old Town, November 21, 2010.


Leon Boudreau of Shamrock Masonic Lodge receives his 25
year pin and certificate his wife is pinning on his pin and
Denis Gates and Butch Tharpe is presenting his certificate.
This was done at his home Leon's health will not allow him
to attend the lodge.

C 1S fOR COOKIE THAT' S

GOOD SNOUG(H fOR AS...

The Old Town United Methodist
Women will hold a Cookie Walk on -
Saturday, December 4th from 8 .-', '
a.m. to 1 p.m.
What is a Cookie Walk? You
purchase the size tin you wish
to fill and with a gloved hand.
you walk past tables of fancy -
cookies and fill your tin with
the cookies of your choice.
These funds are used to support
mission projects locally, nation-
ally and around the world. Our
church is near the traffic light in Old
Town.


CALVARY TEMPLE
NEWS
At Calvary we continue our
series on "Gethsemane," the
place of crushing ---the
place that we all must spend
time in order to gain victo-
ry, whether that victory is a
victory over sins of the
flesh, or our efforts to ad-
vance in the Kingdom. Not a
comfortable place, but nec-
essary. Before Christ resur-
rection he experienced
death. It was in Gethsemane
that he prepared for his
greatest battle and it was
there that he completely
died to self-will as he
prayed, "Father, not my will,
but thine." This is where we,
as Christians must get to in
our walk with God. Al-
though we are (5) messages
into our series we are going
to be spending considerable
time as we continue on (11-
28-10) on a certain area, and
that is the area of the mind,
or the way we have been
trained to think. Many, even
Christians, seem to think
that it does not matter "how
we think" and yet God's .


Word teaches the exact op-
posite. Solomon said, "For
as he thfnketh, so is he!"
Our mind continues to serve
as the command center of
activity Flesh responds to
the commands of the mind.
Therefore to attempt to
overcome "flesh issues"
without dealing with the
"mind issues" will prove
fruitless. God's changes the
heart; we must change the
mind; a changed (renewed)
mind empowers the believer
to walk in the will of God
(led by the Spirit) and over-
come the flesh. This teach-
ing will empower you to live
an overcoming life in
Christ. Hosea said, as he
spoke as the voice of God,
"My people are destroyed for
a lack of knowledge." What
"we don't know," can kill us!
Please consider joining us
for this teaching! We will be
focussing on this topic for
several services but you will
need to be at the first in or-
der to follow along. Service
times are: Sunday @ 10:30 &
Wed. @ 7:00. For other mes-
sages preached at Calvary
go to www.calvarytemple.us.


A father vneaMs so maviy thigs,..
An "Kderstai ndl.g he Yart,
A source of strevngtih a of sMpport
Ri ,Oht from the verj start.
A constavit reaodlness to help
In a lekid and thoughtful way.
With enooroageMen.t aind -forgfvenes
No v.atter what comes uowr wad.
A speoiaL gcemeroslty a on aLwayls affetlo
A father wMeains so many things
When he's a vu.av Liltee yo"...
ta-pyu vrthlc au!


we Love you!
Laoi. avcd TihLer


AMERICAN LEGION POST
383 TREATS VETERANS

The American Legion Post
: 383 Veterans, their families
and friends, will get togeth-
er for Thanksgiving Day
again this year. Every year,
those who wish come down
to the Post and bring a cov-
ered dish to share with oth-
;s ers who do not have plans
for the day. We already have
plenty of turkey, so just
&i#, too bring whatever you wish -
even your leftovers will be
fine. We do not want any
Veteran to be alone on this
family day and you all are
very welcome!!!


Sunday, Nov. 28th, is our
birthday bash for all of the
members of the Post, Auxil-
iary and SAL who have a
birthday in this month. It
starts around 2 pm and we
will have finger food and a
cake. It is party time, so
even if you do not have a
birthday, come on down any-
way and spend Sunday af-
ternoon with us. We will try
to have a "jam" or other
kind of music for your plea-
sure.
Remember to pay your dues
when you can. For more in-
formation, call the Post any-
time at 542-2021.


.Happy 18th Birthday Tyler
&e Happy 29th birthday (again) Troy!


WATHLAY
TO' A VERY
SPECAL
JOa
*UNCLE.

ILOVaEa
^you
ILOCAN


Happy birthday, we love you very much!
Rhonda, Laci, and Logan


j-appy Is "tht~hday fftde~r Wehpe Poyd!


He's Nana's special gift from God, he's one year old, he's Nana's
big boy, "O", is for the on going Love he gives me, when he
look's at me with his loving eyes, "N" is for he's never to tired to
reach out his arms for me, "E", is for the empty place he filled in
my heart a place that was always to be his Happy Birthday I Love
You, Nana


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and
Rebecca, Joshua, Jeremy, Georgia, Mitchell,
Katie and Casey

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Rotary Student Guests


In recognition of service


Wranglers learn

hunter safety


On November 9, 2010 at
their regular meeting, the
Dixie Wranglers 4-H Club
participated in the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commissions "Junior
Hunter Safety Course" with
the help of Officer Travis
Cooper. This course is cen-
tered around children in
grades K-5. TheBe 4-H'ers
learned about gun and hunt-


DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH OFFICIALS
IDENTIFY CHOLERA.
CASE IN FLORIDA

Florida Department of
Health (FDOH) officials to-
day announced a laboratory-
confirmed case of cholera
Sin a Collier County woman
who recently returned from
Haiti.

"We are working with our
health care partners to en-
sure appropriate care of
this individual and prevent
the spread of this disease
within the community," said
State Surgeon General Ana
M. Viamonte Ros M.D., ...,;
MPH. "We will continue to
monitor the state for any fu-
ture cases."

The case of cholera was
identified through the
state's enhanced disease
Surveillance system and
sent to the Centers for Dis-
ease Control and Prevention
(CDC), where it was con-
firmed. Travel to and from
Haiti has increased since
the Haitian earthquake. Re-
lief workers and Florida res-
idents who are visiting fam-
ily in Haiti are the primary
populations making the trip.
Travelers who have been ex-
posed in Haiti may become
ill with cholera after their
return to Florida. The state
has asked local health care
providers to watch for peo-
ple who become sick or
show symptoms of cholera
after returning from travel
to Haiti. Further, the De-
partment of Health is en-
couraging health care
providers to administer spe-
cific cholera testing in sus-
pected cases and notify
FDOH of its laboratory re-
sults.

Cholera is a diarrheal dis-
ease caused by a bacterial
infection of the intestine.
The infection is often mild
or without symptoms, yet
illness sometimes can be se-
vere. In severe cases, the in-
fected person may experi-
ence profuse, watery diar-


ing safety, outdoor ethics,
wildlife conservation, hunt-
ing laws, and requirements
for wearing hunter orange.

They each received a
Wildlife Conservation
Award. Children must be
age 12 in order to take the
official Hunter Safety
Course. Visit
www.myfwc.com or,
www.beasafehunter.org for
more information about
Hunter Safety Courses, and
even a free online course.
The club would like to
thank Officer Cooper for his
assistance.


rhea and vomiting that can
cause rapid loss of body.flu-
ids, leading to dehydration
and shock. Without treat-
ment, death can occur with-
in hours.

"It is very important for
travelers,who develop se-
vere, watery diarrhea, or di-
arrhea and vomiting within
five days after return from
Haiti to seek medical atten-
tion immediately," Via-
monte Ros said. "Rapid
treatment is the key to re-
covery"

The infrastructure in U.S.
water, sanitation, and food
systems minimize the risk
for fecal contamination of
food and water so the poten-
taal for spread is extremely
low, but still possible., A per-
son can get cholera by
drinking water or eating
food contaminated with the
cholera bacterium. Person-
to-person transmission is
rare.

Although the potential for
the spread of cholera is low,
the FDOH wants to ensure
high-risk situations such as
cholera in a food-handler or
clusters of illness are iden-
tified, and those affected are
provided medical treatment.
Suspected cases of cholera
should be immediately re-
ported to County Health De-
partments by doctors, hospi-
tals and laboratories with-
out waiting for laboratory
confirmation.

Further, the Department of
Health is encouraging
health care providers to ad-
minister specific cholera
testing in suspected cases
and notify FDOH of its labo-
ratory results. Family mem-
bers and caretakers of ill
travelers returning from
Haiti should wash their
hands frequently as they
may be at risk of contract-
ing cholera if handling the
vomit or feces of an infected
person.

FDOH advisories and guid-
ance and additional infor-
mation are available at
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/d
isease_ctrl/epi/Acute/chole
ra.htm.


The Dixie County Rotary
Club Student Guests for the
month of November 2010
were Rachael Griffis, daugh-
ter of Dewey and Tammy
Griffis and Laytonya Harris,
daughter of Terry and Theo-
doshia Harris. The Rotary
Club invites senior students
from the Dixie County High
School to attend weekly
meetings and learn about
this community service orga-
nization. At the November
17th meeting the students


gave a speech which will
qualify them to earn a Ro-
tary scholarship. Laytonya,
who plans to go to college
and become an RN, gave her
speech on "Cosmetics."
Rachael, who plans to go to
college and get a masters in
English Literature, told
about "Future Business
Leaders of America." The
Dixie County Rotary Club
would like to thank the stu-
dents for their interest in Ro-
tary and their community.


COME ONE-COME ALL!


Disabled American Veterans Chapter

63 Auxiliary is having an inside yard
sale on Friday, December 3, 2010 from

7 am until 3 pm at the Chapter Hall.

Located at 125 NE 165th Avenue,

Cross City, Florida

There will be free coffee and desserts


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his years of service in the Military at Cross City Rehab on
Veterans Day.


CALLING ALL BAKERS.

Please bake and donate your favorite dessert to the annual
Thanksgiving Dessert Buffet at Cross City Re-
/_i) rehabilitation. On the wrapped dessert needs
W to be a index card listing the dessert name,
,ingredients, name of who made it and a
Number to reach them. We appreciate
everyone helping us to make our Holidays
Sweet & Wonderfil.


FWC installs: u
manatee camera at
Three Sisters
Springs

In its continual efforts to
protect the Florida manatee,
the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) has imple-
mented a new strategy. In
coordination with the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service,
the FWC has installed a
camera at the entrance to
Three Sisters Springs in
Crystal River.
Three Sisters Springs
attracts a large number of
manatees during the colder
months and is therefore a
popular, spot for manatee
viewing. To protect the man-
atees, the USFWS has estab-
lished several areas around
the springs where entry is .
prohibited. Additionally, the
FWC set up a camera that
streams live video to a pub-
lic Website, allowing remote
viewing of manatee activity

"The FWC gets many com-
plaints regarding manatee
harassment," said Lt. Col.
Bruce Buckson of the
FWC's Division of Law En-
forcement. "Now, officers


and dispatch can check:the.:
'live, online video if com-
plaints come in regarding
Three Sisters Springs."

FWC biologists will also be
able to monitor concentra-
tions of manatees and peo-
ple visiting the springs to
see them.

The camera is fully
solar-powered and will oper-
ate only frdm dawn to dusk.

Members of the public can
view the video, but there are
also a few technical details
to know first. Only 30 people
can access the website at
one time. If additional peo-
ple try to access it, they will
receive an error message
until spaces open up. Visi-
tors will be prompted to in-
stall ActiveX controllers the
first time they visit the .Web-
site. Viewers can also click
on the camera icon to take a
snapshot of the video.

The public can see
the live images by visiting
the following link and click-
ing on the "Single" tab at
the top of the page:
http://manateecam.viewnet-
cam.com/. It may take sev-
eral minutes after clicking
the "Single" tab before visi-
tors are prompted to install
ActiveX.


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These are my favorite Thanks-
giving recipes. Some are re-
peats but they deserve to be re-
,run they are so good. The slow
cooker turkey is perfect for
those with a smaller crowd and
comes out moist and delicious.

slow Coo0e r TurItuy

'Breast

1 turkey breast, thawed
1 pack of dried onion soup mix
% cup.all purpose flour
% cup cold water

Rub soup mix all over the
turkey breast. Place in a slow
cooker and cook on high 4-6
hours until done. There is no
need to add any liquid. If you
are going to be gone all day
cook on low 6-8 hours. Take the
juices from the cooker and pour
into a skillet.* Bring to a boil.
Meanwhile, com-
bine the flour and
water in a sepa-
rate bowl until
dissolved. Whisk
the flour/water
into the boiling
turkey juice.
Bring to a boil and
simmer till thick..
If the gravy is a
little pale just add
% tsp. of brown-
ing sauce. One
brand name I have used is
Kitchen Bouquet. It gives the
gravy a rich brown look. You
can also add a chicken bouillon
cube. It will deepen the chicken
flavor of the gravy Just serve
over mashed potatoes or rice.

*An easy way to get the juice
from the crock pot without hav-
ing to handle the hot turkey is
to use a turkey baster to suck
up the juice and transfer it to
the skillet.

I got this recipe from Rachel
Ray I like it-because you don't
have to make a cooked roux you
just mix it in'a bowl and bake
it. .

BrovooiU avd cauLi-fLower
cjratwli Mao ch-eese

Ingredients
Salt
1 small head or bundle broccoli,
trimmed into florets
1 small head cauliflower or half
a large head, trimmed and cut
into florets
1 pound whole-wheat macaroni
or penne or other short cut pas-
ta
2 cups sour cream or reduced-
fat sour cream
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/3 cup finely chopped chives
2 cloves garlic, peeled and grat-


ed or crushed into paste
A few drops hot sauce
Freshly ground black pepper
21/2 cups grated extra-sharp
Cheddar
#Directions
Bring a large pot of water to a
boil over medium heat. Salt the
water and add the broccoli and
cauliflower florets. Boil the veg-
etables for 5 minutes, then re-
move them with a spider or a
strainer and drain. Add the pas-
ta to the water and undercook
by about 2 minutes, drain.

Meanwhile, combine the sour
cream in a large bowl along
with the mustard, chives, garlic,
hot sauce and salt and pepper,
to taste. Add the pasta and cau-
liflower and 2/3 of the cheese.
Stir to combine, then transfer it
to a casserole or baking dish
and cover with the remaining
cheese. Cool and chill for a
make-ahead meal.-

To heat and eat,
put the casserole
on baking sheet
and bake it in the
middle of a pre-
heated 375 degree F
oven until deeply
golden and bubbly,
about 40 to 45 min-
utes.


sweet Potato
SOffto

3 cup mashed sweet potatoes
1 cup brown sugar
% tsp. Salt
3 eggs beaten
1/3 stick melted butter
1 % cup evaporated milk
1 tsp. Vanilla
% tsp. Nutmeg
% tsp. Cinnamon

Topping

Cup brown sugar packed'
1 cup chopped nuts
1/3 cup flour
% tsp. Cinnamon
% stick of butter

Mix the first 9 ingredients well.
Pour into a greased 9 X 12 bak-
ing dish. Mix topping and sprin-
kleover the souffle. Bake in a
pre-heated 300 degree oven for
35 minutes.

*Note: I found canned sweet
potatoes last year and used
them. Canned yams are not the
same thing.

Thank you for your e-mails.
Please send me any recipes or
tips. Just send them to
cravey644@bellsouth.net. Also, I
would love you to send me some
of your favorite Christmas
ideas or recipes.


The North Florida Fair was
held November 4-14 in Talla-
hassee. The Cross City 4-H
Club participated in the 4-H
Club Display Division, com-
peted in Harvest Vegetable
Decorating, Junior Fine
Arts and Crafts, Horticul-
ture Judging, Agriculture
Judging, and Share The
Fun Talent Show.

The following members
competed in the Harvest
Vegetable Decorating Con-
test:
Maddie
Butler-
2nd
Place
Kasen
Hurst -
2nd
Place
Branson
Fore-
hand -
1st Place

Savan-
nah
Dyals -
1st Place
Breanna Dyals 1st Place
Jordan Butler 2nd
Place
Kolby Hurst 1st Place
Maggie Forehand -
1st Place
Kailee Hurst
1st Place

Shelton
Hurst 1st
Place
Shelbi Mc-
Call 1st
Place

SThe mem-
bers partici-
pated in the
Junior Fine
Arts and
Crafts Show
and all
* placed in the
top five of
their divi-
sion.
PHO-
TOGRAPHS
Branson
Forehand -
4th Place
Maddie Butler 1st
Place
Kasen Hurst l1t Place
Maggie Forehand -
Honorable Mention
Jordan Butler 3rd Place
Kailee Hurst 2nd
Place .
Shelton Hurst 3rd Place
Shelbi McCall 2nd
Place


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SEWING
Maggie Forehand (doll quilt)
- 2nd Place Jordan But-
ler (scarf) 2nd Place
Jordan Butler (apron) 1st
Place Jor-
dan Butler
(pillow) 1st
Place
Kailee Hurst.
(quilt) 1st
Place.
Kailee
Hurst (quilt-
ed pillow) -
1st Place
Kailee Hurst
(scarf) 1st
Place

WOODEN
ITEMS
Kolby Hurst -
1st Place

COLLEC-,
TIONS
Savannah
Dyals 3rd
Place
Breanna
Dyals 1st Place

After weeks of preparation,
three Horticulture Judging
Teams traveled to Tallahas-
see on November 13th to
compete in the Junior and
Intermediate Divisions of
the contest. The competi-
tion is made up of 15 selec-
tions in each of the follow-
ing categories: ornamental'
plants, fruits, vegetables,
and flowers and foliage. The
two Junior Division (Grades
3-5) teams from the Cross'
City 4-H Club won both 1st
and 2nd Place. The 1st Place
junior team members are:
Jordan Butler, Maggie Fore-
hand, and Kailee Hurst. The
2nd Place junior team mem-,
bers are Kolby Hurst, Ben
King, Chelsey Lord, and
Maggie Walker. Maggie
Forehand received the
award for 3rd Place Overall
High Score Individual in the
Junior Division. The Inter-
mediate Division team mem-


bers are Katie Enfinger,
Shelton Hurst, Cayla Lord,
and Shelbi McCall. This
team won 1st Place in the
Intermediate Division
(Grades 6-8), with Shelbi
- McCall receiving the 1st
Place Overall High Score In-
dividual Award in the Inter-
mediate Division, Shelton
Hurst-2nd Place High Score
Individual, and Cayla Lord -
3rd Place High Score Indi-
vidual. The many hours of
studying and practices were
rewarded for the Cross City
4-H Club as they brought
these top Horticulture Judg-
ing awards back to Dixie
County. Thank you to A & K
Nursery for allowing these
members to study at your
nursery.

The Senior Agriculture
Judging Team members are:
Chelsy Cannon, Shelby
Hank, and Kaitlyn Sheets.
This team evaluated beef,
poultry, shelled corn, oats,
perennial peanut hay, soy-
beans, and hay.

The Cross City 4-H Club was
represented well in the 4-H
Share The Fun Talent Con-
test. Shelbi McCall won 1st
Place in the Intermediate
Division (Grades 6-8) with
her dance/baton twirling
routine. Kaitlyn Sheets
coipefed' i thie Senior Divi-'
sion with a flag/dance rou-
tine.

Congratulations to the Cross
City 4-H Club on their out-
standing achievements!


Two teams from the Dixie Wran-'
glers 4-H Club traveled to the
,North Florida Fair on Saturday,
November 13, 2010 to participate
in the 4-H Day/Agriculture
Judging contest. Team II con-
sisting of Sydney Groom,
Alexus Hurst, Karon Hurst
and Adasyn Oversfreet placed


North Florida Fair Results


1st in the Junior Division, and
Team I consisting of Kason
Carr, Triston Hurst, Raigan Nes-
Smith, and IPeyton Smith placed
6th. There were 8 teams total
judging in the Junior Division.
Way to go Dixie Wranglers!


PO. Box 1319
91 S.W. 12th Street
Cross City, FL 32628


Phone:
Office (352) 498-0064
Home (352) 498-1939


Sha ff2abril ga me O f ga
It's the Dixie County Music Department's 5th annual
"Madrigal Dinner".


The Dixie Renaissance Plavern
Proudly Presents,


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bhis qear promises grect food,
laughter,
music,
singing,
dcancing,
juggling,
cmd even some foolerq.


Seating starts at 6:30pm, anu ld e lull begi s at /Ipm .
Tickets are available untilfDecember 8th, and
are$15.00 each.

'We promise to take you away to another time, and along with an
amazing show, you receive a full three course meal, served by our
traditional 16th century wait staff 8 as always there will be
'Wassal.

YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS AT
THE DIXIE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL BANDROOM,
THE DIXIE COUNTY ADVOCATE,
ANY MUSIC STUDENT
OR BY CALLING 352-672-7475*


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Weigh-in/Tag-in Schedule:
Feeder Steer; Saturday, De-
ceifiber 4; 7-9 am
Swine; Saturday, December
11; 7-10 am
Heifer; Saturday, December
11; 11 am 1 pm

EXCITING NEWS!
This year, the fair book com-
mittee is selling senior
pages to be included in the
fair book. Much like the se-
nior pages in the high
school yearbook, these pages
give our senior participants
an opportunity to look back
at their years of involve-
ment in the fair. These
pages can be purchased-
through your AFA advisor or
4H leader.

It is now the time for seniors
to complete their scholar-
ship applications. Each
year, the Suwannee'River
Fair awards two (2) $500
scholarships to the selected
applicants. The deadline for
submission is Wednesday,
March 2, 2011 (all applica-
tions must be postmarked -'
no hand delivery).

The entry deadline for all
non-sale animals is Wednes-
day, January 5, 2011. This
includes: horse, goat, dairy
cow, rabbits, and poultry.
All applications must be
completed with required en-
try fee and postmarked by
this date. No hand delivery
is accepted.

Scholarship information
and animal registration
forms can be found on our
website at mysrf.org or call
Marti Smith at (352) 262-
1829.


Martin Luther

King

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1/17/2010
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3BR House 4 Rent 400.00 498-6043

ROOM FOR RENT. Quiet neighbor-
hood, paved road, right off 29,close to
shopping. $75/week or $275/month.
542-1324.

Old Town MH 2 BR, 11/2 bath with
shed and screened porch on 1/4 acre
fenced. $400/mo 1st, sec. 800-238-3296

HOUSE FOR RENT. Available Decem-
ber 1, 2-3 bedroom, 1 bath. In Cross
City. Wheelchair ramp. 498-3999.

Single person IBR 1Bath apartment
for rent, animal friendly 400.00 a
month, includes rent, electric and wa-
ter call 352-224-0749

2BR 1Bath trailer for rent 400.00 a
month plus security deposit call Su-
san Davis 542-9574

4BR house 400.00 month, 2BR house
350.00 month call 352-498-0760 or 356-
2236

Apartment for rent in City limits. 1
BR, 1 bath $375. First month, $375 se-
curit. No pets, no smoking 498-5679


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GRAIN FED BEEF- steaks, roasts,
ground beef, and more. USDA in-
spected. No hormones Evergreen
Polled Herefords 352-498-0880. ever-
greenherefordbeef.com

GRAIN FED BEEF- hormone free.
/%, '/ or whole, $1.50 per lb, live
weight plus slaughter, cut and wrap.
Evergreen Polled Herefords 352-498-
0880 or 352-542-7135

PORTABLE DISHWASHER 75.00,
hand vaucum cleaner 20.00, eureka
bagless, vacuum cleaner like new
75.00, oak dinner table 6 chairs ex
leaf 285.00 call 542-8367


LARGE HEAVY OAK DINING
TABLE with six chairs 300.00 or
OBO or trade for equal value, euea-
ka bagless vacuum cleaner like
new 75.00 OBO, Hilary tent, sleeps 4
never used 75.00 OBO call 542-8376


30FT TRIPLE ACE L 5TH WHEEL
EVERYTHING WORKS. CAMPER/
HUNTER SPECIAL 1500.00 OR
OBO. CALL 352-745-1407 OR 352-210-
0049

30 ft long, one bedroom, (queen size
mattress compatible), refrig, stove,
microwave, lots of storage,
propane, electric and battery. a/c
works great, table area and sofa
both make out to sleeping areas,
full bathroom.
Asking $3500.00
Call Lynn @ 352-427-1412 or email,
hnhcrn2b@aol.com

Dodge Slant Six 225 Moter, Trans-
mission rearend 250.00 ask for
Mike at 498-5409

Used Ranch Hand 25010'call 352-
463-7036 or 352-535-7626

For Sale Kirby Vacuum with all At-
tachments, needs belt, for more
info call 542-7404 or 578-5862

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER. Solid
wood! 498-3999.

Refridgerator for sale. $75 and up.
498-7425.


3 BR, 1 Bath Good.location. .. ....-;a,., SIQSPITAL BED. Eully adjustable ...
$550/month first, last, deposit. 5-498--i ., with hand remote. $200 OBO. 498-
0164 7311, Steve.


4 BR 400.00,3 BR 360.00, 2 BR 360.00
498-0760







Born Keep Fresh cut round rolls, cow
30.00 Horse grade 40.00 call 542-7276

Look New Hay for sale, large rolls, high-
ly fertilized weed free, coastal burmuda
45.00, penscola bahai 35.00 call 352-
949-0222 -


Hay For Sale, Round Bales
Coastal. $35.00.
Call 352 222-5405.









Work Wanted: 8 years of CNA
and HHA being willing to set
with your love one day or nigh,
can stay over night, and also
shopping and other etc. call for
more info 498-0335

Need your House clean, in the
Tri-County area call 221-6010


FIREWOOD FOR SALE sea-
soned oak cut and split
$75.00 a truckload u pick up
Delivery is available for small
fee
call for information
352-542-2973

A & K NURSERY
Hwy. 19 North
Mon. Sat. 10 4
Cross City
352-356-1189

COOL SEASON ANNUALS:
Pansy, Dianthus, Snaps, $16.00
for 18 count tray

Camellias 1 gal. $3.50 3 gal.
$9.00

Fruit trees Apple Peach Pear
Persimmon 3 gal. $12.00

MANAGERS SPECIAL:
3 gal. holly trees $3.00
while supplies last


*** NEW STORE HOURS ****
NOW THROUGH JANUARY
MONDAY- SATURDAY 10:00 -
4:00


Washer & Dyer 80.00 each
2 Guitars 125.00 each
4 bulldogs pups 75.00 each

Welding Caps for sale. 8.00 each ma-
chine washable, double sided vari-
ous colors, Gator, FSU, Camo, many
others. Special order Personalized
Burp Cloths, Baby Blankets and
many other items. Call for pricing
at 498-5219 Jennie Herring

Tanning Bed for sale 500.00 call 498-
5219 if interested

2001 Honda Shadow 600 asking
2500.00 or OBO. call 578-5543

General Electric glass top stove
runs great, needs front glass on
oven door. 578-5778

A set of wooden bunk beds, asking
450.00 call for more info 498-2297
Dressers and stairs included.

Refrigerator needs paint. $75.00 498-
7425

93 Ford tracer Station Wagon
$2,000 cash or trade for small aut9-
matic pickup. 498-7425

2005 GMC 4 Wheel Drive black with
88,000 miles. $10,000 OBO 352-210-
1665

1974 Green Ford F-250 74,000 origi-
nal miles. $1200 OBO 352-210-1665

3BR 1Bath 14x70 1985 mobile home
8,000.00 with break down setup in-
cluded price negotiable 352-340-9047

1 Memphis 12in. sub, 700 watt amp,
truck box fits 2subs 130.00 for
everything call for individual pric-
ing 352-340-9047

Grouper Equipment Rods reels out
riggers stretch 25 and 30 and much
more 498-5409

Boys Clothes size 5,6,7 call 498-3184

REDUCED! 24-28 plus size women
clothing. Mostly Catos brand w/
other name brands Gently worn 54
items total (tops, pants, capris,
shorts) 100.00 for all (352) 210-1203


House's for rent--car's 500.00
pit bull puppies 50.00 call 498-0760
or 356-2236

EPSON Perfection 1670 Photo Scan-
nerEPSON Stylus Photo 820 Printer
All software included. Barely used.
$30.00 for both. Toshiba Tecra 8000
14"Monitor LapTop 130 KB Ram,
Floppy Drive, 5.59 GB = HD, Wire-
less, Windows Professional $150.00
or OBO Call 352.262.1954 or
352.356.7378 for more information.

30" Gas range 200.00 or OBO call
498-0774


MOTIVATED SELLER!
FINANCING OPTIONS- Beautiful
lot; 3 bdr mobile -
home; near river in Jena; 498-2601

Lovely landscaped 4 acres w/ New
Double wide, party deck on three
sides of home 3BR 3Bath never lived
in, values 170.00 sacrificing @ 110,000.
F/S by owner. Call Johnny @ 352-542-
9374 five minutes from historic
Suwanee river Annual faxes on Ty
600.00 priced below market in Dixie
County FL

1/2 acre River front, perfect camp set-
up, walk to Gornto Springs State Park
15,000.00 owner finance 1-850-973-
3628





(Formerly Lake City Community Col-
lege)

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR,
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
PROGRAMS
224 Duty Days Tenured Track

Instructor to teach and assist the
EMS Coordinator and Executive Di-
rector of Public Service Programs in
various aspects of program develop-
ment, planning and implementation
of the EMT-Basic, Paramedic, and
EMS Associate Degree programs, as
well as Firefighter programs. He/she
maintains a close relationship with
clinical sites and part-time faculty,
and assists in program expansion
and student recruitment; also assists
Coordinator in maintaining state and
national program accreditation.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Mas-
ter's degree in emergency medical
services or closely related field, or
Master's degree with 18 graduate
hours in the emergency medical ser-
vices or closely related field. KNOWL-
EDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES RE-
QUIRED: Paramedic certification ei-
ther at the state or national level
(must have Florida state license with-
in six months of hire). Four years ex-
perience as a paramedic with an ALS
provider. Must have two years experi-
ence (full or part-time) teaching EMS.
Must be able to establish and main-
tain effective working relationships
with others. Knowledge of EMS
equipment. DESIRABLE QUALIFI-
CATIONS: Minimum three years
teaching experience at the technical
school or community college level.
ACLS, PALS, and PHTLS instructor
certification. Experience with pro-
gram accreditation process. Experi-
ence with American Heart Associa-
tion accreditation and credentialing.
Fire/rescue experience. Knowledge of
firefighter equipment and certifica-
tion.
Salary: Based on degree and experi-
ence, plus benefits.
Application Deadline: 12/17/10
Persons interested should provide
College application, vita, and photo-
copies of transcripts. All foreign
transcripts must be submitted with
official translation and evaluation.
Position details and applications
available on web at: www.fgc.edu
Human Resources


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

JIM'S PRESSURE WASH &
PAINT Since 1985. Lic. & Insured.
Homes, mobiles, walks, decks,
roofs, etc. Excellent time of
year for removing mold, mildew,
spiders, etc. Call (352) 498-3023 or
(352) 356-3831
Pastor Jim Hurst
*
DIXIE MONUMENTS serving
North Central Florida for 18
years. Open Tuesday-Friday 8-4.
Saturday 8-12 or call for appoint-
ment anytime. located on NE 512
Avenue (behind McCrabb
Church) 7 miles North of Old
Town off Hwy 349. 542-3432 or toll
free 1-877-542-3232 210-2629 ufn


Nina's Hair Care
601 NE 214 Ave. Behind court-
house, Cross City, Fl 32628
352-356-2513 Specials for Sept.
and Oct Call for details
Mention Ad

In-home daycare has 1 full-time
and several after school open-
ings. Please call Rhdnda Cassidy
352-213-7178


ACROSS
1. Disney dog
6. Faux
9. Bel cheese
14. Mongol invader
15. Little League
official
16. How actors enter
17. Crumble, as
support
18. Francis Drake title
19. Not listed above
20. "California
Dreamin"' group
member
23. Hr. part
24. Poseidon's realm
25. Takes into
custody
29. Wine expert's
sense
35. 'Told you so!"
36. Decorative
pitcher
S39. Ancient Greek
physician
-40. Jean Arp
spearheaded it
44. Gave a glowing
review
45. Accessory for
Miles Davis
46. it or lose it"
47. Followed orders
49. Chipmunk or
squirrel, to a
backwoodsman
52. UN charter
member
55. Word before -Cat
or -cone
56. "Iris" band
64. Loud, as the surf
65. Weisshom or
Matterhom
66. Bonehead
67. _Castle
(Havana
landmark)
68. November
honoree
69. Feat of genetic
engineering


Formerly Lake City Community
College

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS
SPRING 2011

Computer Science
Teach computer classes on cam-
pus. Must have Master's degree
with 18 graduate hours in com-
puter science. Experience with
interactive digital media to in-
clude 2D, 3D modeling, motion
graphics, video, animation or
gaming preferred. Contact Panm
Carswell at 386-754-4266 or
pamela.carswell@fgc.edu.

Human Diseases
Evening class and internet class.
Master's degree with 18 gradu-
ate hours in either a health sci-
ence or medical field required.
For more information or to ap-
ply, contact Tracy Hickman at
386-754-4324 or
tracy.hickman@fgc.edu.

College application and copies of
transcripts required. All foreign
transcripts must be submitted
with a translation and evalua-
tion. Application available at
www.fgc.edu
FGC is accredited by the South-
ern Association of Colleges and
Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Ed-
ucation & Employment
46,48

HELP WANTED:

SALES PERSON
To call on company convenience
stores and private stores. Help
develop new locations.
Must have sales ability; Good
driving record required.
Dependable and good communi-
cation skills.
Transportation furnished.
Willing to live in Perry, FL
Send Resume and income
history to:
P.O. Box 1201, Perry, FL 32348
47




Florida Gateway College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City Fl 32025-2007
Phone (386) 754-4314
Fax (386) 754-4814
E-Mail: humanr@fgc.edu
FGC is accredited by the Commis-
sion on Colleges of the Southern As-
sociation of Colleges and Schools.
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in
Education and Employment

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25. Nolan Ryan; for
many years
26. Post-op regimen
27. "The Canterbury
Tales" pilgrim
28. Used a scissors
kick .
30. Stone or Iron
31. Hasty escape
32. Unalaska resident
33. Knotted up
34. Maze word
37. Cassowary
cousin
38. Cadet's org.
41. "L.A. Law"
actress Susan
42. Sidewalk-stand
drink.
43. Left-hand page ,
48. Batman and
Robin, e.g.
50. Accuse of
wrongdoing


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51. "-ool"
53. Dry Italian wine "
54. Shoelace tip
56. Pull a sulky,
perhaps
57. Bar Mitzvah
dance
58. Pull down
59. Privateer's
potation
60. _out
(withdraws)
61. Liger's father, or
tiglon's mother
62. Situated by itself
63. Leave in, after all'
64. Early hrs.






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70. Comic actor
Arnold
71. Sci-fi visitors
72. Religious principle

DOWN
1. Watch part
2. Irene of "Fame"
3. Positron's place
4. Title for Tussaud
5. Concise summary
6. Kisser
7. Out of whack
8. Mall binge
9. "The Hustler"
game
10. "No" voter
11. Cave ricochet
12. Tallow source
13. Without end,
poetically
21. Chipped in
22. Drink from the
dog dish











www. dcadvocate. net


The Dixie County Advocate


Thursday November 25, 2010


Stuff to Do


. TIE IS A



SUWANNEE VALLEY
PLAYERS PRESENT...YES,
VIRGINIA, THERE IS A
SANTA CLAUS by Jamie
Gorski. "Dear Editor, is
there a Santa Claus?"- a
question innocently asked
by 8-year-old Virginia
O'Hanlon. Christmas was
coming and all was right
with the world ... until her
friends mischievously fill
her in on the "facts" about
Old Saint Nick. Who could
tell her the truth? Not her
father, a doctor who is al-
ways fighting against old
world cures. Not her
teacher, who is already fed
up with Christmas even
though it hadn't arrived. So
Virginia writes a letter to
the editor of The New York
Sun, for her father always
said, "If you see it in The


Sun, it's so." Virginia's letter
falls into the hands of Fran-
cis P. Church, a veteran edi-
torial writer who knows he
must answer, and must an-
swer truthfully. And so he
begins his reply, which be-
comes one of the most mem-
orable and cherished edito-
rials in newspaper history.

Yes, Virginia runs for two
weekends, December 3 5
and 10- 12. Friday and Sat-
urdays, performances are at
8 p.m. and Sundays at,
2:30p.m. Tickets are $8 for
students (k 12) and seniors
(65 and over), and $10 for
adults. On the first weekend
only, receive one free admis-
sion with a new, unwrapped
toy for Toys for Tots.

The Chief Theatre is locat-
ed at 25 East Park Avenue,
Chiefland. For more infor-
mation, call (352) 493-ARTS
or visit our website at
www.svplayers.org.


THE;


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SUWANNEE RIVER
SHRINE CLUB
(1/2 Mile East of Fanning Springs on Hwy 26)


2010
CANE: GRINDING WEEK
Saturday, November 20 thru Friday, November 26
Closed on Sunday
CANE SYRUP $8 PER BOTTLE JUICE $8 PER GALLON

TURKEY SHOOT
.SATURDAY 20TH 9AM-1PM & MONDAY 22ND THURSDAY 25TH 1PM-3PM
$3.00 per shot Beside the Clubhouse Shells will be furnished.
******************************************************
LUNCHES SERVED ON THE BACK PORCH
Everyday Except Thanksgiving 11 am to 2pm
Burgers Hotdogs Chill ---prices posted
* *r***WW*tW*>*>***** ** ***** **<******* C *
C CHICKENN 8 DUMPLING DINNER
; Tuesday, November 23rd 5pm-Till
Adults $7 Children (under 12) $4
4************************rx**4***** *****W****
*****THANKSGIVING DINNER*****
Thursday November 25 11:30 am-T ll
Turkey Ham with all the trimmings
Adults $10 Children (under 12) $5
***********************************************************
CRAFT SALE YARD SALE BAKE SALE RAFFLES
Sat. Nov. 20 thru Fri. Nov. 26 9am-5pm
.. Proceeds are for the benefit of the
Suwannee River Shrine Club and are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution.


3lue Grass and Gospel ring
in the Christmas Aeason
Saturday, Dfe. 4th

Beginning at 6:00 PM Satur-
day night, December 4th,
the monthly gospel and blue
grass music performers will
help ring in the Christmas
Season with favorites to in-
clude Christmas songs and
sing-a-long opportunities.
Eric Daniels and the other
members of Big Cypress
have put together a special
set of music especially for
the Christmas season. The
cultural center is already
decorated for the Christmas
season.

Members of the Historical
Society will host a spread of
tasty treats including, light
hors d'oeuvres, eggnog, fin-
ger sandwiches, and Christ-
mas.sweets. Join us for a
night of good music, good
fellowship and good cheer.


UPCOMING FESTIVAL
OF LIGHTS

It is that time of the year
when everything is coming
together for the 22nd Annual
Festival of Lights and
Christmas Boat Parade. The
Festival will be held at the
Fort Fanning Park in Fan-
ning Springs on Saturday
December 11th starting at
9:00 AM and concluding with
the lighted Christmas Boat
Parade oh the Suwannee Riv-
er which gets underway at 6:
30 PM in the evening."
Sponsored by the Fanning
Springs Chamber of Com-
merce, City of Fanning
Springs, Levy County Visi-
tor's Bureau, Pure Water
Wilderness, Gilchrist TDC
and WCJB TV20, their will
be much entertainment, all
day The day will begin with
an opening ceremony, at 9:00
AM. Gina Cowsert & Laura

Crossbow Raffle $1.00

per ticket or 5 tickets

for $5.00 and get one

free.
Buy your ticket at the
Tennille gas
station.


The crossbow itself is a Jag
100 and SOIbs pull; and it will
be raffled at the gas station
in Tennile, and the drawing
will be held the 15th of
December.
DO nt have to be present to wi.


Murphy will start us off
with Christmas music fol-
lowed by our local Suwannee
Cracker Bill Roberson and
the Fanning Springs Com-
munity Church praise choir.
From there we will have var-
ious musical venues from the
Philman Family Band, and
North Florida's Mercy Moun-
tain Boys. Amos Neo will
make their debut this year as
well. Last but not least will
be Dotti South and the Slack-
ers. Also performing will be
Todd the Juggler/Unicyclist.
There will be ele-
phant and pony rides provid-
ed by Two Tales Ranch of
Williston and trainrides for
the kids provided by Marty
Baran Amusements as well
as face painting by Missy
Burton. The many art & craft
vendors will be showing off
their handiwork and you just
might find that special gift
you are looking for. There
will be some tantalizing
foods to sample as well. The
Classic Car Show is always a
big draw as many bring in
their prize vehicles to show
off and hope to win a special
trophy.
Don'tforget to pick':
out you yellow rubber duck,
for the Ducky Race on the
Suwannee River at 3:30, you
may win a great cash prize.
Sponsored by the Suwannee
River Cruisers Boat Club and'
they also put on the beautiful
Boat Parade in the evening
at 6:30. Get your friends to-
gether, decorate your boat
and enter in the parade (only
$20.00) for some nice prizes
and trophies. Entries willbe
accepted until Thursday, Dec.
9th at the Captain's Meeting,
which will be held at the
Fanning Springs City Hall at
7:00PM Thursday night. At
that time the line up of the
parade will be determined .
and instructions will be giv-


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en out. Just bring a write-up
of your entry for the MC
who will be telling the view-
ers who you are and what
you have done with your en-
try.
We also will be hav-
ing a raffle for some beauti-
ful donations. Dixie Music
Center has donated a won-
derful Acoustic Guitar, Point
of View Antiques donated a
3-dimensional metal art work
"School of Fish" and Toy for
Tots donated a matching cof-
fee table and 2 end tables.
Tickets can be purchased at
Dixie Music Center, Point of
View and the Chamber office
as well as at the Festival for
$5.00 each or 3 for $10.00.
Winners will be announced
at 4:00 PM at the Festival.
You do not have to be present
to win. Also every hour
there will be drawings for
many prizes donated by local
merchants and these tickets
can be purchased at the
chamber office and at the fes-
tival for $1.00 each or 6 for
$5.00 and you do not have to
be present to win.
Toy for Tots will le
there with Santa Claus to .
greet the children and have a
gift for them as well-If you -
would like to donate to the
Toy for Tots program, just
bring a new unwrapped.
It is not too late to
participate as a vendor in art
and crafts and/or foods as we
will accept application until
Tuesday, Dec. 7th. Visit our
web site www.Fanning-
SpringsChamber.com and,
download the application at
the bottom of the home page.
This is a great way to meet
many new (and old) friends
that participate in various
events.
For more informa-
tion please contact us at 352-
463-9089 or call 352-339-2248.


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Obituaries and Faith, etc.


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Katherine Neeley Gallegos


Bryan Wayne Wright


Leola Williams


Mrs. Katherine Neeley Gallegos of Freeport, Florida, for-
merly of Old Town, passed away on November 1, 2010 at
her home. She was 64 years of age.

Katherine (Kat) was born in Old Town, Florida and at-
tended school here. She worked various jobs such as
emergency services, doctor's assistant, nursing homes,
schools, etc. She didn't finish high school but was deter-
mined to further her education so she took GED test and
received her diploma. Then she went on to receive certifi-
cates from other areas. She was so proud that she sent her
family copies the certificates to show what she had ac-
complished. Her family was so proud of her achieve-
ments. Survivors include her son, Michael (Mike) Galle-
gos of Freeport; one grandson Timothy (Timmy) of
Freeport, and sisters, Betty Weeks and Alice Bryan of Old
Town, nieces, nephews and many friends. She was preced-
ed in death by her father and mother, John and Geneva
Neeley, her husband, Timothy Gallegos and two sisters,
Doris Sidelinker and Ruth Hatch.

Graveside service were held Saturday, November 6, 2010 at
the Old Town Cemetery with Rev. Bobby Bryan officiat-
ing. Arrangements were placed under the care of Her-
itage Gardens Funeral Home, Crestview, Florida.
JL j


Carol Marie White


Carol Marie White, 45 of Chiefland, passed away Nov. 16,
2010 in Chiefland from injuries she sustained in an auto-
mobile accident. She was born in Bay City, Michigan and
moved to Chiefland in 1987 from Pensacola, FL. She
served her country in the US Navy She was a homemak-
er and enjoyed motorcycles, fishing, boating and camping.
She was a member of the Am Vets.

She is survived by her husband, David White, sons David
A. White and Bradley White, all of Chiefland, her parents
Eric & Karen Englund of Bay City, MI, sisters Kim Olsen
of Jacksonville, FL, Loraine Marchbanks of Linwood, MI,
and brother Eric W.Englund of Dayton, OH.

Funeral services will be Monday, Nov. 22,2010 at 2:00 PM
at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services with visitation at begin-
ning at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Hardeetown
Methodist Cemetery in Chiefland.

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


Jack Robert.Mattos


Jack Robert Mattos, age 70, passed away on Wednesday,
November 17, 2010 at Haven Hospice in Chiefland, FL.

Jack was born on July 23, 1940 in Philadelphia, PA., to
John Mattos & Pearl Minger Mattos. He moved to Bell
26 years ago from Land O' Lakes, FL. Jack worked in
the janitorial industry and he was of the catholic faith.
He is survived by his wife, Coral Russell Mattos of Bell,
FL., 3 daughters: Mary (Doug) Jones of Newberry, FL.,
Pearl Mattos of Texas & Jackie Herral of Tennessee, 3
sons: Robert John Mattos of Florida, Earl Mattos of
Trenton, FL., & Joseph Mattos of Florida, 2 sisters: Al-
berta Newcom of Kentucky & Gloria Mattos of New
Port Richey, FL. 3 brothers: Rick Mattos of Tampa, FL.,
Earl Mattos of North Carolina & Tom Mattos of Ken-
tucky, 13 grandchildren & 14 great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service willbe held on Monday, November
22, 2010 at 3:00 PM. in the chapel at Watson Funeral
Home with Father Joe McDonnell officiating.
Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home,
426W Wade Street, Trenton, FL. 32693 (352) 463-8888.


Pentecostal

Holiness Church

News

Congratulations to Mrs.
Jennifer Driggers for taking
on a very important role in
our church. Jennifer will be.
assisting Pastor Richardson
in all education ministries.
Her main goal will be to re-
cruit and train new teacher
for Sunday school, Mis-
sionettes, Royal Rangers,
and all other educational
ministries. Lets keep her
lifted up in prayer as she be-
gins this new work for God.
Don't forget that The Grace
for living Simply bible
study and prayer with Da-
mon Thompson will be
Monday Nov. 22nd, 29th and
Dec. 6th and 13th from 7pm
to 9pm in the Driven Build-
ing across from the church.
Please pray and plan to
come. There will not be a
women's bible study on
Tuesday Nov. 23rd due to
our annual Italian Thanks-
giving dinner but we will
resume on the following
Tuesday the 30th. We are so
happy to see all the new
faces. Thank you for com-
ing and'we hope to see you
back next week.

Thought for the week:


You've got to have a test to
have a testimony

Service times are Sunday
school 10 am, Morning Wor-
ship Service 11am, Evening
Praise Service 6pm, Wednes-
day Evening Worship Ser-
vice 7pm Wednesday Youth
Service (Driven) 7pm and
Saturday Evening Prayer
,Service 8pm.

Have a Blessed week.


MR. BRYAN WAYNE WRIGHT of Bell, Florida passed
away Sunday, November 14, 2010 at North Florida Region-
al Hospital. He was 28.

Born in Gainesville, Florida on December 13, 1981, Bryan
lived his entire life in the tri-county area. He was a para-
medic and had worked for Dixie, Gilchrist and Taylor
Counties. He was a Baptist and enjoyed hunting and fish-
ing.

He is survived by his wife, Michelle Wright of Bell, Flori-
da; daughter, Kyla Mckenzie Wright of Bell; mother,
Melanie Wright of Old Town, Florida; maternal grand-
mother, Joyce Ward of Old Town; step mother, Genia Lu-
bin of Old Town; step brother, Quincy Wright of High
Springs, Florida and step sister, Beth Wright of Bell,
Florida.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Wright,
maternal grandfather, Roy Ward and paternal grandpar-
ents, Dewey and Amina Wright.,

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 20,
2010 at 2:00 PM at Rick Gooding Funeral Home with Rev.
Jake Cravey officiating. Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross
City, Florida, 352-498-5400.


r Stanley Marion Akins


Stanley Marion Akins of Bell passed away on November 20,
2010 at North Florida Regional Medical Center. He was sixty
eight years old.
Stanley was born on April 13, 1942 in Bell, Florida. He was
-third of three children born to Leonard and Kate Akins. Stan-
ley was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Akins, his sis-
ter, Betty (Akins) McManus, his wife of forty seven years, Ruth
(Sayler). Akins and his son, Russell Leonard Akins. Stanley is
survived by his mother, Kate Akins, his sister, Jeab (Akins)
Scott and'his two children, their spouses and his three grand-
children. As a young man, Stanley served in the United States
Air Force stationed in South Dakota, where he met his wife,
Ruth.
After uniting in marriage on September 2, 1962, they then
moved to Cape Canaveral where he worked with NASA and
they lived there until returning back home to Bell, Florida.
Stanley and Ruth were blessed with three beautiful children,
Scoot, Russell and Sharon. Later in life, he was blessed with
Scott and Sharon's spouses, Kim and Edgar, and they were more
like a daughter and son. They gave them three beautiful grand-
children, Courtney, Cody and Shelby Stanley was a self-em-
ployed business owner for years with Akins Heating and Air, as
well as serving as a Gilchrist County Commissioner. He was
also a member of Bethel Church of Christ. Stanley's fondest
memories were those surrounded by family and friends. He
loved to fish and hunt, no matter when or where. Nothing satis-
fied him more than to host a bog ole' cookout, feeding anyone
willing to eat, while enjoying good, down home fellowship.
Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at
3:30 P.M. at Bethel Church of Christ with Mr. David Halter Offi-
ciating. Interment followed at Bethel Church of Christ Ceme-
tery Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home,
426 W. Street, Trenton, FL. 32693 (352) 463-8888


r Debbie
McKinney-Fink

Debbie McKinney-Fink,
52 of Chiefland, passed
away Nov. 16, 2010 in
Chiefland from injuries
she sustained in an auto-
mobile accident.

She is survived by her
son, Michael McKinney,
of Chiefland and brother,
Mick Vozda of New Port
Richey

She is preceded in death
by her parents Michael
and Lena Vozda.:

Arrangements are under
the care of Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Services, 1301 N.
Young Blvd., Chiefland,
FL 32626, 352-493-0050.

On line condolences may
be sent through our web-
site at www.hiers-
baxleycom.
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Please study the plan of


SALVATION
Hebrews 5:9,11:6 John 14:6


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


Acts 4:12


Matthew 10:32-33

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

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


Ms. Leola Williams, age 94, of Cross City, FL entered into
eternal rest on November 20, 2010.

Ms. Williams was born January 01, 1916 in Monticello, FL
to the late Ms. Phyllis Green. Ms. Williams was united in
holy matrimony to the late Mr. Woodrow Williams for 40
years.

Those left to cherish her loving
memories include her son Ronnie
(Janet) Williams; her grandchil-
dren Bruce (Sharon) Campbell,
Terry Massey, Sophie (Dennis)
Kirkland, Lisa (Ronnie) Paul,
Franklin Hartsfield, Natalie
(Daryl) Washington, Ronnie
(Brandi) Williams Jr., Crystal
and Christy Williams, a host of
great grandchildren, great-great
grandchildren, nieces Ella Mae Mc-
Daniel and Phyllis Geathers as well as
many other friends and relatives.

She is preceded in death by her sons Nathaniel and
Robert Campbell and her sister Christine Green.
A visitation will be held at the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home Saturday evening, November 27, 2010 between the
hours of 5 and 7 PM. Funeral services will be held Sun-
day, November 28, 2010 at 1:00 PM at First Baptist Church
with Rev. A. Powell officiating. Interment will follow at
Css City Cemetery.


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Frances Theresa Moran


Frances 'Fran' Theresa Moran, 76 of Chiefland, passed
away Nov. 17,2010 at her home. Born in Oakdale, CT
she moved to Chiefland as a seasonal resident in 1984:
and then full time in 1988. She was a member of Holy
Faith Catholic Church in Gainesville.

She is survived by her daughter, Karlene T. Smith of
Palmetto, FL and son, Christopher
Brooks Moran of Oklahoma. '
She is preceded in fleath by her hus-
band Donald B. Moran.

Visitation will be Sunday, Nov 21,
2010 from 2:00 4:00 PM at the
funeral home in Chiefland.
Mrs. Moran will then be trans-
ferred to Uncasville, CT for fu-
neral services on Tuesday, Nov.
23 at 10:00 AM at St. John the
Evangelist Church in Uncasville,
CT with burial at St. Patrick'sCem
terry.

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


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US 19 Between Cross City & Old Town Suwannee Lumber Road Cross City
11 And again, Jesusis TheAnswerForYourLife JoinUsForAVIdtSSlayForALtirm.
"Praise the Lord, all you Gen- Sunday School 10A- Morning Worship 1HA SundayWrhlp-l10:30A
Praise the Lord, all you Gen- Children's Church H1A- Evening Worship 7P WednesdayEvgw -7P
tiles, and sing praises to him, all Wednesday Evening 7P KIldChLh-Ag3M & -12
you peoples.". Pastor Billy Robson Pastor Jim Hurst
(352) 498-3711 (352) 498-3023.

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Welomme To God's House Won't You Come On In US 19 Old Town
Sunday School 10A* Morning Worshi 11A Food Pantry Open 6am -11am, Mon Thurs.
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Old Town Church of God
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Your church can be here SundayEvenngWorshp-6:00 Yur church can be
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:OOP Your church can be
for $6.25 per week! Pastor- Troy Hare here
(352) 542-8222


Scrub Creek Baptist Church
Located 6 Miles East on CR 351
"A Friendly Church WithA Welcome Spirdi
Bible Study 9:45A Worship Service -.11A
Church Training 6P Evening Worship 7P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P


(352)498-5535


Cross City Church of God
Kenneth Seet Cross City
*Procalmlng The Full Gospel ForAll People'
Children's Church 10:30A Morning Worship 10:30A
Evening Worship 6:30P
Wednesday Family Training HourAdult & Teen Minity
Boys Brigade & Girl's Club 7:00P
Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey, Pastor
(352)498-3280


First United Methodist Church Seventh-Day Adventist Church ( Crs C PtSet lHeobess Cia
22 NE 138th St Cross City Cross City I Bad Shbway-Cross t
Open Hearts Open Minds- Where Jesus Is LorIn the Het of D Co. wh Co. at heaDoors
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Sabbath School 9:30A Morning Worship 11A Sunday School 10:00 am Morning Worship 11:00 am ,
Sunday School 9:45A Morning Worship 11A Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30P Sunday Evening 6:00 PM
Wednesday Adult Choir- 7:30P Wed Family Night 7:00 pmr
Pastor Rev. Glenda Brayman Pastor Bill Schnorbus Pastor Randy & Allcia Richardson
(352) 498-3420 H (352) 498-3258 C (352) 498-5674 352-498-0736
SFaith Baptist Church
Grow your congregation CR 55A(Between Cross Ciy Old Town)
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Sunday School 9:45A- Morning Worship 11A
Your church can be here Evenng WoBrsip 7P
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for $6.25 per weekly Rev. Jackie Pettrey, Pastor.
Lei (352) 542-7103
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2 Miles West of Cross City on US 19
A Church You Can Call Home" everyone: Love the brother-
Sunday-Moming Prayer 9:15A* Sunday School 9:45A God
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Wednesday-Prayer Meeting 7P honor the king.
Bible Study, Mission Friends, R GAs honorthe king.
Pastor: Jarrett Thomas 1 Peter 2:17
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Legals, etc.


Minutes of Regular Meeting of
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 6:00 p.m.

The Dixie County School Board met in regular
session at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12,
2010 in the School Board Meeting Facility, Old
Town, Florida.

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

School Board Chairman Alexander called the
meeting to order .

A motion was made by Dwayne Rollison, sec-
ond by David Keen, the School Board unani-
mously approved the Agenda.

Presentation: Awards were presented to David
Keen for 12 years and Glenn Osteen for 16
years of service as a Dixie County School
Board Member.


No citizen input.

SSpecial Recognition: A tribute was made to
longtime Dixie County educator Prince B. Oliv-
$ er.

Motion by David Keen, second by Cheryl Prid-
geon and unanimously carried by the School
Board to enter into Executive Session for stu-
dent hearing.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Glenn Osteen, second by David
Keen, and unanimously carried by the School
Board to return to regular session.

Information/Announcements
Instructional Services
Denee Hurst, Director of Curriculum discussed
virtual instruction options.

Buddy Schofield, Director of Elementary and
Secondary Education discussed FTE, drug test-
ing, and Title 1 10 Reports that were recently
submitted to the Department of Education.

Support Services
Charlotte Lord, Director of Safety, Facilities,
and Special Projects discussed EETT Grant, -
AES restroom renovation project completion,
vocational compliance review (exit interview
'I October 19), and academy/academic cross cur-
riculum training. She also discussed Phase I
and Phase II of the Architectural Contract for
the new high school.

Architect Paul Stressing reported on the struc-
tural damage to Dixie County High School
caused by the October 10 accident.

RRMS: Calendar, basketball schedule, and
Failure Free Reading Program

OTES: New Generation Standards reading and
math training, Parent Night, Theatre Production
(Oct. 27) at OTES, art program and Fall Festi-
val (Nov. 5)

AES: Failure Free Reading, Read 180, Parent
Night, Parent-Child Run (during PE classes),
and Jump-A-Thon (Oct. 29)

DCHt FCAT retakes, teacher training, Parent
SNight (Oct. 14), Homecoming Week, and Fields
of Faith (Oct. 13)

Food Service
Unda Fowler, Coordinator of Food Service dis-
Scussed increase in lunch participation at DCHS,
National School Lunch Week (and thanked
SSupt. Rains for serving meals at all schools
J during the week), Food Service Equipment
Grant to upgrade cash registers at DCHS, on
line payment option success, and upcoming
Food Service audit.

Finance"
Tonya Howell, Director of Finance and Busi-
ness Services discussed Skyward fixed access
conversion, School Recognition Program, and
Education Jobs Fund. She presented July fi-
nancial statement.

Superintendent
Superintendent Rains discussed drug testing of
contracted employees, FCAT Night at School
: Board Meeting, mowing contracts to expire at
end of October, Homecoming Parade, Superiri-
tendent and School Board Account update, and
legislative issues. He also gave update on de-
crease in number of home education students
in Dixie County.

REGULAR AGENDA
Chairman Alexander presented, for discussion,
a Resolution, which was tabled at the 7/12/10
.and 8/2/10 School Board Meetings, authorizing
the Florida School Boards Association, Inc. and
Sits contracted attorneys, Meyer, Brooks, Dem-
ma and Blohm, PA., to include the Dixie Coun-
Sty School Board as a plaintiff in litigation chal-
lenging the constitutionality of Chapter 2010-
154, Laws of Florida, which, among other
things, imposes penalties upon school districts
which are not in full compliance with class size
requirements and provides for the redistribution
of such a school district's funds to other school
districts which are in compliance.

A motion was made by Cheryl Pridgeon for the
Dixie County School Board not to participate in
c the Class Size Reduction Litigation. The mo-
tion was second by Glenn Osteen, and unani-
mously approved by the School Board.

Superintendent Rains recommended accep-
tance of the Race to the Top: LEA Final Scope
of Work Exhibit II application. A motion was
made to approve the recommendation by
Cheryl Pridgeon, second by Dwayne Rollison,
and unanimously approved by the School
" Board.

Superintendent Rains recommended approval
of Standard Design Professional Services
Agreement (Construction Management Edition)
between Dixie County Schools and Paul
Stresing Associates, Inc. for the project of a
new Dixie County High School. This will com-
plete Phase I of the Schematic Design. Follow-
ing discussion, a motion was made by Glenn
C Osteen to table the recommendation until the
November School Board Meeting. The motion
was second by David Keen, and unanimously
approved by the School Board.


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CONSENT AGENDA
Superintendent Rains recommended approval
of Consent Agenda, with the removal of Item
VI. H. 2. A motion was made by Cheryl Prid-
geon and second by Dwayne Rollison to ap-
prove the Consent Agenda, followed with unani-
mous approval by the School Board.

Approval of revision to minutes of the August 2,
2010 First Public Hearing fdr 2010-2011 Bud-
get.

Approval of minutes of tle September 14, 2010
Final Public Hearing for Class Size Reduction.

Approval of minutes of the September 14, 2010
Final Public Hearing for 2010-2011 Budget.

Approval of minutes of the September 14, 2010
Regular School Board Meeting.

Approval of summer hours for the following per-
son to work on IEP's for an additional overage:
Robyn Norton, 13 hours, $20 per hour,
funded by I.D.E.A. Grant

Approval of Jean Driggers for employment in
the after school credit recovery program. This
position will be paid at the rate of $20.00 per
hour for up to six hours per week during the
2010-2011 school year. This will be paid by
General Fund.

Approval for the following Pre-Kindergarten
Paraprofessionals to work over their regular
day to assist with transportation supervision.
They are to be paid at their regular hourly rate,
not exceed 30 minutes per day for the 2010-
2011 school year. This will be paid by General
Fund.
Theresa Rigby
Christie Choate
April Ross
Tracey Walker

Appointment of Sheree Carman, Instructional
Staff at Old Town Elementary School, Annual
Contract, (10 months,196 days) for the remain-
der of the 2010-2011 school year, effective
September 22, 2010.
Appointment of Angela D. Thomas, School Bus
Driver, Annual Contract (9 months, 180 days)
for the remainder of the 2010-2011 school year,
effective September 28, 2010.

Approval for James Harvey, Adult Welding In-
structor, to use Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. un-
til 10:00 p.m. as a makeup day for classes
missed on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday.

Approval of the following revisions to the Dixie
County High School supplements as approved
at the September 14, 2010 School Board Meet-
ing:
Beta Club Shannon EllisOn $
565.00
Beta Club Undsey Whittington
$ 565.00
Yearbook Sponsor Kathy Driggers $
51.36
Yearbook Sponsor Yearbook
$1,078.64

Approval to-certify the following to teach out-of-
field as designated for the 2010-2011 school
year:
Wayne D. Hurst General Science (5-9)

Approval of the following cell phone stipend re-
vision, effective for the 2010-2011 school year.
The following positions are required to be avail-
able for district business at any and all times of
the day or night; therefore the amount of the
cell phone stipend is $30 per month: District
Administrators, Superintendent, Principals, As-
sistant Principals, Transportation Coordinator,
Transportation Mechanics, Food Service Coor-
dinator, Technology Specialists, District Mainte-
nance, ESE Program Specialists, High School
Athletic Director, and Teachers on Special As-
signment as approved by their direct adminis-
trator and the Superintendent. Due to required
heavy usage and/or required data usage, the
cell phone stipend is $60 per month for Director
of Safety, Facilities, and Special Projects, Dis-
trict Maintenance Supervisor and TSA-district
technology.

Approval of School Advisory Council rosters of
membership for the 2010-2011 school year at
the following schools:
1. Dixie County High School
2. Ruth Rains Middle School
3. Anderson Elementary School
4. Old Town Elementary School

Approval of Change Order #1 for the Anderson
Elementary School Restroom renovation pro-
ject. This change order Is to add new restroom
partitions to be Installed at a total cost of
$9,684.00.

Approval of School Truant Officer Contract be-
tween the Dixie County School Board and Dixie
County Sheriff's Office, effective November 1,
2010 through May 27, 2011, pending approval
of School Improvement Grant.

Approval of the following self monitoring appli-
cations:
1. Title I, Part A, No Child Left Be-
hind
2. Title I, Part A, School Choice
3. 2010 Title II Part A, Teacher and Principal
Training and Recruiting
4. 2010 Title II Part D, Enhancing
Education Through Technology

* Approval of the District Improvement and Assis-
tance Plan for Dixie District Schools for the
2010-2011 school year.

Approval of the following substitutes for the
2010-2011 school year. They have completed
the Substitute Application, have been checked
against the FDLE Sexual Offender/Predator
Registry by our staff, and have been verified by
the Federal Bureau of Investigation as having
no record.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER/AIDE
Casey J. Besterman
Jessica A. Burke
Samantha A. Buzbee
Brittany Gaddls
Christine E. Gleason
Usa Harris
J.D. Kitchen
Jeffrey H. Koschatzky
Jeremy Lord
Gall Corbin Trimm
Shannon Valentine
Jennifer VonSteln
Deleach G. Whitefield

SUBSTITUTE BUS AIDE


Hernandez, Judy
Bradley, Patsy
man, Karen
Brantley, Jonnie
Emanuel, Robbin
Brown, Crystal
Everett, Brenda
rera, Carol Lynn
Bruce, Jessica


East-
Herring, H. Dale


Lisa Harris

FOOD SERVICE
Casey J. Besterman
Lisa Harris

Approval of the following school volunteers for
the 2010-2011 school year. They have com-
pleted the Volunteer Application, have been
checked against the FDLE Sexual
Offender/Predator Registry by our staff, and
have been verified by the Dixie County Sheriff's
Office.

Alken, Daffeny
Chewning, Stacey Godbolt, Shanakida
Anderson, Kelly Chesser, Casey
Goodson-King, Donna
Balmer, Malinda Cherry, Glorianna
Grady, Tracy
Barahona, America Childs, Jaime
Grass, Tracy
Barber, Jennifer Clark,
Karen Ann Grimes, Angela
Barnette, Donna Cochran, Harriette
Grimes, Kristy
Bass, Cynthia Con-
nell, Windy Jo Hall, Crystal
Bechtold, Charles Cooper, Allsha
Hall, Megan
Beckham, Jeri Corbin,
Tia Halling, Stephanie
Bennett, Andrea Cumbest, Tonya
Hammonds, Alicia
Bemier, Angela Davis,
Janice Harper, Amy
Berry, Ronda Davis, Jayne
Harrison, Reno
Booth, Donna Dexter,
Kandelara Hart, Dawn
Bond, Tihi Dykes, Dorine
Hayes, Stacy
Bougher, Adam Dykes,
Paul Gray Henderson, Destiny
Bougher, Michelle Dzielak, Jennifer


Herring, Klmberly about Great Teachers and Leaders. He also
discussed Charter Schools.
Her-


Farmer, Miranda Hightower, Lisa
Bush, Kerry Ford, Jesslee
Hines, Joseph
Bumett, Cynthia Fore-
hand, Jennifer Jeffries, Virginia
Butler, Lola Fowler, Desiree
Johnson, Emogene
Byerley, Teresa Free,
Shannon Joiner, DeAnna
Cannon, MIchelle Funk, Anastasia
Jones, Patricia Michelle
Cannon, Rhonda Futch, Jeanne
Jones, Tabitha Ann
Cannon, Sheila Gal-
lion, Rhonda Jordan, Marie
Carlisle, Autumn Gallo, Steven
Keen, Glenda
Carlisle, Caul Gilbert, Barbara
Kickery, Patricia
Carlton, Erica Glea-
son, Christine Kien, Tu
Carter, Evelyn Ruth Glover, Barbara
Jean Kimberin, Kristina
Chambers, Suzanne Godbolt, Natasha
Kirkland, Dena

Koschatzky, Jeffrey Quinn, Karina
Walker, Demetrice
Kroll, Rebecca Re-
naud, Evelyn Watson, Alica
Lamb, Ashley
Reynolds, Cheryl Waster, Tina
Lamb, Richard E Roberts, William
Wilder, Cherise
J-ambert, Audrey Robinson, Shekena
Williams, Jancy
Landrun, Amy
Sanders, Samantha Williams, Unda
Landrum, Tanya Saunders, Brenda
M. Williamson, Car L.
Langford, Amanda Saunders, Harold
Wimberley. Adriane Lynn
Langford, Priscilla Sellers, Debi Lee
Yawn, Carol Lee
Lauderdale, Belinda Sheets, Martha Jo
Zukow, Jackie
Lee, Elizabeth G. Sheppard, Con-
stance
Lindee, Carolyn
Shreve, Cristina
Lindsey, Dana Shyer,
Jessica
Locke, Sandra Smith,
Brenton
Locklear, Elizabeth Smith, Christina
Long, Kandi Smith, Deedee
Longano, Tiffany Smith, Jamie
Lowrie, Shannon Smith, Jody
Lure, John Stephens, Nichole
Marcu, Melissa
Stephens, Patricia
Marsh, Linda Stephenson, Aman-
da
Martinez, April Storey,
Jennifer
Mays, Sheila Storey, Lawrence
Maxwell, Samantha Strickland, Brenda
McCall, Jodie Stutts,
Christina
McKinnon, Joaney Sumney, Genie
McQueen, Morgan Swartz, Anne
Medlin, Amanda Taylor, Shanita
Mega, Dave Teague, Shannon
Miller, Adrian Teague, Veronica
Moravec, Cindy Teck-
enbrock, Nancy
Moses, Tammy
Thomas, Kathleen
Mulac, Anna Timmons, Amber
Nichole
Murray, Samantha Treverrow, Rosa
Norris, Deborah Turner,
Megan
O'Neal, Amanda Turner, Tabetha
O'Steen, Casey Vance,
Casdana
O'Steen, Mitch Vance,
Melinda
Paramo, Sylvia Var-
num, Tracy
Paul, Lori Veal, Angela (Re-
nee)
Phillips, Colleen VonStein, Ina
Pinner, Judy VonStein, Jim
Powers, Elizabeth Walker,. Debra

Approval of Warrant Register numbers: 48503-
48506; 48507-48544; 48545-48597

Motion by Cheryl Pridgeon, second by Dwayne
Rollison and unanimously approved by the
School Board to adjourn.


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Ted Boorum, spoke on behalf of the Dixie
County Education Association.

A motion was made by Glenn Osteen, second
by David Keen and unanimously approved by
the School Board to adjourn the workshop at
5:56 p.m.

Attest:

Signed:
Mark A. Rains, Superintendent
Timothy Alexander, Chairman

Minutes of
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Final Public Hearing for 2010-2011 Budget
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 5:05 p.m.

The Dixie County School Board held the Final
Public Hearing for 2010-2011 Budget at 5:05
p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 in the
Dixie County High School Auditorium in Cross
City, Florida.

Present: Superintendent Mark A. Rains and
School Board Members Timothy Alexander,
Glenn Osteen, Cheryl Pridgeon, Dwayne Rolli-
son, ard School Board Attorney Jennifer Eill-
son.

Chairman Alexander called the meeting to or-
der.

Chairman called for approval of the Agenda.
Agenda was approved following a motion by
Dwayne Rollison and second by Cheryl Prid-
geon.

Tonya Howell, Director of Finance and Busi-
ness Services, presented the School Board
with information regarding the Percentage De-
crease in Millage over the Rolled-back Rate.

No public comments.

Superintendent Rains presented, for discussion
and approval, the Required Local Effort Millage
Rate of 5.3090. A motion was made by
Dwayne Rollison, second by Glenn Osteen,
and unanimously approved.

Superintendent Rains presented, for discussion
and.approval, the Basic Discretionary Millage
Rate of 0.7480. A motion was made by Cheryl
Pridgeon, second by Dwayne Rollison, and
unanimously approved.

Superintendent Rains presented, for discussion
and approval, the Capital Outlay Millage Rate
of 1.500. A motion was made by Glenn Os-
teen, second by Dwayne Rollison, and unani-
mously approved.

Superintendent Rains presented, for discussion
and approval, the Discretionary Critical Needs
Operating Millage Rate of 0.2500. A motion
was made by Cheryl Pridgeon, second by
Glenn Osteen, and unanimously approved.

A recommendation was made by Superinten-
dent Rains for adoption of Resolution Number
2011-07 Millage Levies for Fiscal Year 2010-
2011. A motion was made by Cheryl Pridgeon,
second by Glenn Osteen, and unanimously ap-
proved.

Superintendent Rains presented, for discussion
and approval, the 2010-2011 District School
Board Budget, including 5-year District Facili-
ties Work Plan. A motion was made by
Dwayne Rollison, second by Cheryl Pridgeon,
and unanimously approved.

A recommendation was made by Superinten-
dent Rains for adoption of Resolution Number
2011-08 District School Board Budget for Fiscal
Year 2010-2011. A motion was made by Glenn
Osteen, second by Dwayne Rollison, and unan
Imously approved.

A motion was made by Cheryl Pridgeon, sec-
ond by Dwayne Rollison and unanimously ap-
proved by the School Board to adjourn the.pub-
lic hearing.

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

Minutes of
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF DIXIE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
School Board Workshop
Race to the Top
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 5:30 p.m.

The Dixie County School Board held a School
Board Workshop for Race to the Top at 5:30
p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 in the Dixie
County School Board Meeting Facility in Old
Town, Florida.

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

Chairman Alexander called the meeting to order
and Glenn Osteen gave the Invocation, fol-
lowed by Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Chairman called for approval of the Agenda.
Agenda was approved following a motion by
Dwayne Rollison and second by David Keen.

RACE TO THE TOP WORKSHOP
Denee Hurst, Director of Curriculum, presented
the School Board with an overview of the Race
to the Top project plans.

Mrs. Hurst and Charlotte Lord, Director of Safe-
ty, Facilities, and Special Projects discussed
standards and assessments.

Mrs. Hurst discussed data systems and support
Instruction.

Buddy Schofleld, Director of Elementary and
Secondary Education presented Information


By: Karen Leverett, Deputy Clerk.

In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing a special accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding should contact
the ASA Coordinator no later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceedings. If
hearing impaired, please call (800) 955-
9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 voice),
via Florida Relay Service.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER
THE ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
AMENDING ORDINANCE 2010-03 "AN
ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDI-
NANCE NO. 99-03, DESIGNATING
RATES FOR OVERNIGHT CAMPING AT
ALL COUNTY PARKS, DESIGNATING
LIMITS FOR OVERNIGHT CAMPING,
AND SETTINGAN EFFECTIVE DATE"

The Board of County Com-
missioners of Dixie County, Florida will
hold a public hearing during the regular
board meeting on Thursday, December
16, 2010; at 6:00 p.m. at the Dixie Coun-
ty Courthouse Board Room to receive
public input regarding implementation of
the following proposed ordinance:

"AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO PROVIDE
FEES FOR CAMPING AT ALL COUNTY
PAFKS IN DIXIE COUNTY, FLORIDA;
REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN
CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVER-
ABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE"

Copies of the proposed ordi-
nance may be inspected by the public at
the Clerk of Court's office at the Dixie
County Courthouse. Interested parties
may appear at the meeting and be heard
with respect to the proposed ordinance.

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The Artificial Reef

Meeting for

November 30 is

being postponed

until the last Tues-

day in December.


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

CASE NO 15-2009-CA-000081

CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. SUC-
CESSOR BY REASON OF MERGER
WTH CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.
355, LLC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER
TO ASSOCIATES FINANCIAL SER-
VICES COMPANY OF FLORIDA, INC.
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO AVCO
FINANCIAL SERVICES OF HOLLY-
WOOD, FLA, INC., PLAINTIFF,
VS.
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF
ALVIN MACK POWELL, DECEASED;
GAIL C. POWELL; U KNOWN
SPOUSE OF GAIL C. POWELL; RE-
BECCA POWELL, HEIR; ALVIN B.
POWELL, HEIR; RHONDA J. POWELL,
HEIR; LISA M. POWELL, HEIR; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DE-
FENDANT(S); SEARS, ROEBUCK AND
CO:; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER
WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR
TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANTS)
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN
TENANT #2, DEFENDANTSS.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered int he above-styled cause,
in teh Circuit Court of Dixie County,
Florida, I will sell the property situate in
Dixie County, FLorida described as:

Begin at the SE comer of the N 1/2 of
Government Lot 9, a distance of 140
yards for a oint of beginning and thence
from said point of beginning, continue to
run North along the East line of said
Government Lot 9, a distance of 239.94
feet and to the South right of way line of
the county public road, thence run West
along the South right of way line of said
county public road a distance of 334.15
feet, thence run South a distance of
449.93 feet, thence run East 127.77
feet, thence run NOrth 210 feet, and
thence run East 210 feet to the East
line of said Government Lot 9 of Sec-
tion 25, Township 9 South, Range 13
East and back to said point of begin-
ning; said parcel of land being located
and situated in teh N 1/2 of Government
Lot 9, of Seection 25 South, Range 13
East, Dixie County, FLorida.

A/K/A 228 NE 356th Avenue, Old Town,
FLorida 32680

at public sale to the highest and best
bidder for cash, Dixie County Court-
house, 214 NE 351 Hwy Suite M, Cross
City, FL 32628 at 11:00 AM on Decem-
ber 21, 2010.

Dated this 17th day of November, 2010.

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

Witness, my hand and seal of this court
on the 17th day of November, 2010.

Clerk of the Circuit Court,
Dana D. Johnson


pense, which can exceed
$100,000 for very large ves-
sels. If the owner does not re-
move the vessel, he may be
charged with a felony lose ve-
hicle and vessel registration
privileges, incur other legal
and court costs or be forced
to reimburse the city, county
or state for the cost of re-
moval, depending on circum-
stances.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DIXIE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF

ALMAA. MARTIN,
Deceased.
File No. 16-201-CP-0725
Division PR-A

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of
ALMA A. MARTIN, deceased, whose
date of death was November 29, 2004,
and whose social security number Is
xxx-xx-2465, is pending In the Circuit
Court for Dixie County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 214
Northeast Highway 351, Cross City,
Florida 32628. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate inust
file their claims with this Court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this no-
tice is November 18, 2010.

Attorney for Personal Representative:

Richard L. Coleman
Attorney for Petitioner
COLEMAN TALLEY, LLP
910 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, Georgia 31601
(229) 242-7562
(229) 333-0885 facsimile
Florida Bar No. 0781568

Personal Representative:

Tony H. Martin
7063 Simpson Road
Hahira, Lowndes County, Georgia
31632

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FWC launches database to he*
reduce derelict vessels

The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) launched a program
this week to help prevent ves-
sels in state waterways from
becoming derelict. Through
the At-Risk Vessel Program,
FWC officers will collaborate
with local sheriffs' offices
and police departments to en-
ter information about poten-
tial derelict vessels into a
statewide database.

"The new At-Risk Vessel Pro-
gram gives law enforcement
an opportunity to establish
communications with a ves-
sel owner before the vessel
becomes derelict," said Capt.
Richard Moore, of the FWC's
Boating and Waterways sec-
tion.

When an officer encounters
an at-risk vessel, he will post
a notice on the vessel, listing
the items of concern, then
collect information about the
vessel and enter it into a
statewide database. Pho-
tographs and information
about the vessel will be dis-
played on a map, available to
the public to view beginning
Dec. 1. A letter will also be
mailed to the registered own-
er.

Officially.defined in
Florida Statute 823.11,
derelict vessels essentially
are ones that have been.aban-
doned and allowed to deterio-
rate in public waters. Aside
from being eyesores, derelict
vessels can pose environmen-
tal, public safety and naviga-
tion hazards.

The FWC considers a vessel
to be "at-risk" when it ap-
pears likely to reach a
derelict condition and causes
an officer to have just con-
cern for its welfare.

Derelict vessels are subject to
removal at the owner's ex-


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Dewey Hatcher Sheriff,
Michelle Cannon Tax Collector,
Fred Koberlein County Judge,
SDana Johnson Clerk of Court and
Robbie Lee Property Appraiser.


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